The artist who wrote of one of my favorite contemporary Christian songs said that the "shout" mentioned in Matthew 25:6 is not speaking about the rapture of the Church but about Israel. This confused me, because I had always understood this passage to be teaching about the coming rapture. Is the song artist right?
We should be discerning at all times in what we hear, whether in teaching or song, to ensure we are learning truths consistent with the word of God. In this case, the author of the song is mistaken in his/her understanding of Matthew 25:6.
The midnight shout in Matthew 25:6 is a reference to the Lord's shout by which He initiates the Rapture of His church prior to the Tribulation, as Paul explains:
In Matthew’s parables (particularly in chapter 25), a groom is a picture of Christ and a bride is a picture of the Church, never Israel. Based on the details and context of this parable in Matthew 25, we know Jesus was speaking in a simple picture of the coming resurrection (i.e., rapture) of the church. For a more complete explanation, we recommend you listen to our Revelation study online, especially Lesson 5E.
Finally, we caution against relying too much on contemporary Christian music for your Christian theology. Your example is consistent with our experience that many contemporary Christian musical artists may be gifted in song but are not qualified teachers. Even when a song's lyrics are consistent with sound biblical theology, lyrics are never adequate to express the depths of God's word with clarity and nuance, so we must look beyond the typical 4-minute Christian radio hit song for our biblical discipleship.