I don't at all believe the rapture is imminent at least not until at least Sept 17th, 2017. I talk about this in chapter 31 of my latest book as well.
I concur with what you wrote. One important point being, that scripture says that the Antichrist/Beast individual must be revealed FIRST before anyone is raptured, according to 2 Thess. 2:3 which states: "Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God."
However,it is my contention that some saints are "caught up' (perhaps "changed') before other saints are. Although, I do not believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, meaning before the 7 year tribulation timeframe. I do think some saints may be "caught up'/changed at some point after the "man of sin/Beast", is revealed, and this could happen during the middle of the 7 year tribulation timeframe,(which could have already started IMO) or 3.5 years into the tribulation time period....which would be right about the timeframe you mentioned.
Exactly why I know there is time yet remaining before the wrath of God is poured out on the wicked. When the man of sin is fully revealed and calls himself god in the temple of God, know then in my opinion that the catching away is nigh.
Yes. Just an FYI,there are scriptural references/validation for what I wrote if you are interested. Do you know about the different harvests?
It would be more pre-wrath than pretrib if that makes any sense.