Your using Matthew 24 to contradict the rapture, you will be successful.
Matt 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
It appears that here, the evil ones are taken away and the good are left behind. Contrast this to Revelation 14
Rev 14:15-20 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. 17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. 19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
Here the good are taken away and the evil are left behind. If we do not distinguish these two events it is easy to understand why there is so much confusion. In Matthew 24, the evil ones are taken to judgment. In Revelation 14 the evil ones are left behind for judgment. Try to place these two events on a timeline as you see fit.
The idea of a pre-tribulation rapture came about to try to fit many pieces of scripture together. Just like any creed or doctrine, it fails when people cannot remember how it came about.
Joseph was a type of Christ. He came to rule Egypt, second only to Pharaoh in power. That Christ will reveal himself to Israel was prefigured in Joseph revealing himself to his brothers. Do you think it is significant that he sent all of the gentiles out of the room first?