Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. (John 15:15)
The Word of God is so fascinating to the minds that are searching for revelation. In the book of 2nd Kings chapter 2, there is hidden message of how The Lord reveals to His children what He has planned for their lives, and when He will return to take them out of this world in a type of a whirlwind, or rapture.
Elijah was a man of God who served The Lord in complete obedience, in turn he was blessed to work many miracles and wonders before kings and the people of God. In this particular account we find that it came to pass that The Lord was ready to rapture Elijah out of this world by taking him into Heaven by a whirlwind. He left Gilgal ("a wheel, rolling"), which was a dwelling place of the prophets in Northern Israel. He told his servant Elisha to tarry there while he went to Bethel ("the house of God"), where we find a taste of Heaven here on earth, but, Elisha refused to part from him, so they continued on their journey together. When they arrived, the sons of the prophets that were at "the house of God," came forth to Elisha and said to him, "Knowest thou that The Lord will take away your master today? And he said, yea, I know it; hold your peace." What did we just read? Elijah knows that he will be leaving this world without tasting death. His servant knows, that's why he refuses to leave his master, and the prophets also know. These are men who have relationship with God through prayer and works of faith, and The Lord revealed to them what He is about to do.
A second witness - "And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho. And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace." (2 Kings 2:4, 5 ) Jericho means "its month, or its moon." The Bible tells us of the season of His return, which will be in a specific time or month (Tabernacles/Succoth) all we have to do is search it out, get witnesses in scripture and let the Holy Spirit unveil these hidden nuggets of revelation to you hearts!. The sons of the prophets there at Jericho also warned Elisha about the rapture of his master.
A third witness- Elijah had one more place to visit before his exodus, that was a place called "Jordan," which means: "descender." The Lord was going to descend from Heaven to carry Elijah away! What beauty and exactness is found in the Word of God! Again, the sons of the prophets knew and brought it to the attention of Elisha.
Through the lives of Elijah, Elisha and the sons of the prophets we see the journey of the church (ekklesia: "ones who are called out") who dwell in Bethel (the house of God), who search the scriptures for in them they find life (John 5:35), and they testify of a season, month, or an appointed time when they will be carried out of this world just as the prophet Elijah was, and THEY WILL KNOW!