There are a couple reasons I will respectfully disagree.
1: Different things are described as being taken, in different terms.
2: the term "Ripe" in the two contexts are from two different Greek words, one of which can NOT refer to the grapes.
(I know everyone hates going to the 'Greek', but it CAN be helpful at times.) Notice how the two items being reaped are described:
Rev 14:15,16"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. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped."
Rev 14:18,19 "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. 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."
Okay, in 15 & 16, we see the "harvest" of the earth was 'ripe", and it was 'reaped". In 18&19, we see it is "grapes" he is to "gather" the "cluster on the vine", because the "grapes are fully ripe" first, a reaping of the harvest which was ripe, (and for those unfamiliar with farm work, to 'reap' means to both cut and gather up the harvest), and we have a gathering in of the cluster of the vine. There is a difference at play here, and the terminology declares it, as does the different meanings of the word "ripe' in both contexts.
Again, I know we declare we don't need the Greek, but as has been discussed in other posts, it can be a help sometimes. They were both translated as "ripe" and I don't dispute that, BUT the way they the ripeness is defined is telling. In the first case, it is the Greek word "xērainō", which means, per Strong's:
to make dry, dry up, wither
to become dry, to be dry, be withered a: of plants; b. of the ripening of crops; c. of fluid; d.of the members of the body.So, it DOES mean ripe, but specifically dried, like ripe crops. Like wheat. And remember how God's people are described in Matthew? As wheat, as opposed to chaff? When wheat is ripe, it is known to be so because it dries up and turns brown and hard. So first, a ripe, dry harvest. Then, the word ripe in 18 is the Greek "akmazō" meaning, in Strong's, To flourish, to come to maturity. This is the only time it is used in scripture, by the way.
SO we have a REAPING of a RIPE, DRY product, BY Jesus Christ, with no word of what He does with it, THEN we have a GATHERING of the RIPE, FLOURISHING GRAPE VINE, (not very dry, I think), which is gathered by an angel, and then cast into the winepress of God's wrath, so clearly, these represent the lost. Very clearly two different events, close in time, one after the other, but two different people, one reaps something dry, one gathers grapes from the vine.
This fits perfectly with they way I understand it to be: Jesus has just gathered his people, like wheat, (Matt 13), the so-called rapture, and the lost are represented by the grapes, which begins the falling of God's wrath.