Brother Paul we should be keenly aware that every born again believer lives in two different worlds at the same time. The spiritual realm (Kingdom of God) where we have been "translated" to, and the physical world in which our physical bodies are connected, and limited to.@Curtis are you suggesting in paragraph 2, the rapture will be pre-tribulation (Phase 2), when we will be coming together with the Lord in the sky and go with our Lord to the Current Heaven and have spiritual bodies. Our spirits and souls go to heaven.
What happens to the physical body at the rapture at this point?
When the Bible tells us, "come boldly to the throne of grace...." (Heb 4:16) the throne of grace is not in this world, or is it anywhere out in outer space, it is where God sits enthroned in all of his Glory! As we already know "flesh, and blood can not inherit the kingdom of God", (1 Cor 15:50) so our physical body can not go where our spirits are. The removal of the fleshly body must be cut off for this to happen. Paul told us.....
Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Rom 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
No one can believe in what they do not know, and we certainly can not experience what we do not believe. The anointing of Christ has cut away (circumcised) the limitations of our flesh so we can experience the Kingdom in which we have been translated into. To be able to live there permanently the physical body needs to be changed. There are millions, upon millions of saints living in the same Kingdom we are, and they do not at this time have super natural spiritual body, yet they are fully aware of their surroundings. The book of Hebrews reveals this us as to where we have been translated to.
Heb 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
Heb 12:23 and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
Heb 12:24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
The spirits of just men made perfect are all of God's saints (including us) awaiting to know the redemption of our bodies that will happen at the rapture.