William E. Blackstone (1841-1935) was a premillennial dispensational Christian evangelist and missionary. He was the author of the hugely successful and influential, Jesus is Coming, in 1878. His book, the veritable reference source of American dispensationalist thought, sold millions of copies. It was translated into 48 languages.
Blackstone clearly laid out the Biblical justifications for the return of the Jews and the reestablishment of the Jewish state as a pre-condition of the second coming of Jesus. His efforts influenced countless millions of Christians to identify as Christian Zionists.
Click on the blue headline link at top to read Chapter 9 of “Jesus Is Coming” in which Rev. Blackstone differentiates between the rapture and the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Keep in mind that the “revelation” of Christ means His appearing, or His Second Coming, which occurs at the end of the Tribulation.