Sunday, 31 January 2016
NOBODY KNOWS THE DAY OR THE HOUR OF THE RAPTURE OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST (EXCEPT ABBA FATHER). HOWEVER, DON’T BE SURPRISED IF THE GREAT TRIBULATION PERIOD IS SHORTENED, AS IT WILL BE; PERHAPS EVEN TO 42 MONTHS (3.5 YEARS OR 1,260 DAYS). THE RAPTURE IS INDEED PRE-THE GREAT TRIBULATION PERIOD:
Nobody knows the day or the hour of the Rapture of the Bride of Christ except Abba Father (The LORD God Almighty, Jehovah Elohim).
But the season has to be very clear to those whom by grace The LORD has enabled to have a deeper Spiritual eye to know the times and the seasons of The LORD. Remember, ‘“He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.”’ (Mathew 16: 2-3).
Therefore, nobody knows the exact day or the hour of the Rapture (the sudden and abrupt taking away into Heaven the Faithful Sons and Daughters of The LORD), but we are definitely in the season of the coming of The LORD Jesus Christ. Season does not necessary mean the Year; a season goes beyond the Year and indeed can also be less than a Year. So when it is said that we are in the Season for the coming of The LORD, then you can now understand what it really means.
There are three things I want to mention at this point: Birth Pains, Tribulation and The Great Tribulation. It is very very important to note that Tribulation and The Great Tribulation are two different things and means two different time-frames and timelines. It is very very important and very fair to state that the Birth Pains and the Tribulation are intertwined; you cannot essentially demarcate them, they overlap and are integrated almost together and as one. But sequentially, The Birth Pains (The Distresses of the Hour) are followed by Tribulation and The Great Tribulation follow each other in that order. Even though it is easy and clear to distinguish The Great Tribulation from Birth Pains (and indeed Tribulation), it is however almost not easy to distinguish Birth Pains from the Tribulation.
The Bride of Christ (The Faithful Sons and Daughters of The LORD) to be Raptured into Heaven will see (and are seeing) The Birth Pains and yes, they are (and will also see Tribulation); but not The Great Tribulation. It is thus correct and fair to say that the Rapture is Pre-The Great Tribulation. It is thus essentially not correct to say the Rapture is "Pre-Tribulation". All the debate about Pre-Tribulation, Mid-Tribulation or Post-Tribulation Rapture is not necessary. What is necessary is to know that The Rapture happens before the onset of The Great Tribulation: What essentially should be called Pre-The Great Tribulation Rapture.
The Bride of Christ is and will indeed see the Birth Pains and Tribulation, but not The Great Tribulation. Surprised? Confused? Shocked? You don’t need to. For a long time, people have confused Tribulation and The Great Tribulation, thinking that they are one and the same thing; No they are not. Actually “Birth Pains” is the general term that encompasses Distresses that include Tribulation that befalls the earth before the Rapture of The Bride of Christ (The Rapture then ushers in The Great Tribulation Period on the earth).
So don’t say: “Oh, he used to be Pre-Tribulation, now he is Post-Tribulation”. Nothing has changed, it remains Pre-The Great Tribulation Rapture of the Bride of Christ.
The earth right now, currently, presently is in a period of Birth Pains, and the earth will see Tribulation (more advanced Birth Pains) before The Rapture of the Bride of Christ. There is no time-limit or starting point for these Tribulations (Distresses of the hour), there is even no specification Per se. But they are characterized with things like Historical Mega Earthquakes, Historical snow storms, historical Tornadoes, Collapse of financial and economic systems and markets, Wars and rumours of wars, Nations coming against nations, Kingdoms rising against kingdoms, Chaos, civil disobedience, Historical Tsunamis (Hurricanes, Typhoons), Financial and Economic crisis, Increased and Historical Volcanic eruptions, Historical Famines and Drought, Historical Solar flares, Historical Blizzards, Historical Pestilences and Strange Diseases. E.T.C.
Yes, the earth is already experiencing some of the above as Birth Pains, that’s why you cannot specify or pinpoint with an aim of differentiating between Birth Pains and Tribulation. These distresses will increase in intensity, frequency and magnitude as the Rapture approaches. It is very very important to note that when it comes to The Great Tribulation period, the starting point is moments after The Rapture of The Bride of Christ; so it is more profound and straight forward. It is also very important to note that the events and the distresses witnessed in the Birth Pains (and indeed Tribulation) are tenfold during The Great Tribulation period i.e they are several times worse in The Great Tribulation Period.
The Great Tribulation Period is the moment of the wrath of God on the earth. His Bride is not meant for the wrath. The LORD rescues them and takes them to Heaven, before He unleashes His wrath on the disobedient people of the earth. (1st Thessalonians 5: 8-10) ‘“But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.”’ (Also Isaiah 26: 19-21) ‘“But your dead will live, Lord; their bodies will rise—let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy—your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed on it; the earth will conceal its slain no longer.”’
The Birth Pain (and indeed Tribulation) is meant to wake up the people of the earth to Prepare the way for the coming of The LORD Jesus Christ to Rapture His Bride into Heaven. The Great Tribulation Period is then the moment for the Wrath of God on the earth; and it sets in after The Rapture of The Bride (the Faithful Sons and Daughters of The LORD who have thus indeed Prepared The Way for the Coming of The Messiah Jesus Christ) of Christ into Heaven. So yes, the earth is currently in a Period of Birth Pains (which by extension also indeed include Tribulation), but the earth is not yet in The Great Tribulation Period that sets in only after The Rapture of The Bride of Christ.
Generally, people normally say that The Great Tribulation Period is for about 7 Years. What they normally do unintentionally in “error” is to include both Tribulation and The Great Tribulation in that total estimation of about 7 Years. But it is fair and absolutely correct to say that Tribulation is actually part of the wider Birth Pains which occurs before The Rapture of The Bride of Christ, and that The Great Tribulation is different from Tribulation. To crown it well, it is good to say that The Rapture of The Bride of Christ happens before The Great Tribulation Period commences.
This estimation of the combination of both Tribulation and The Great Tribulation Period is what Daniel The Prophet of The LORD referred to when He recorded as follows: ‘“And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”’ (Daniel 12: 11-13).
The notion of about 7 Years period as captured in the above Bible verse is the genesis (the origin) of the assertion that “The Great Tribulation Period is for about 7 Years.”, but the correct point from this is that both Tribulation and The Great Tribulation is actually included in that total estimation of about 7 Years. These Two (The Tribulation and The Great Tribulation) are different times/seasons and periods.
That’s why you see The LORD Jesus Christ alluding to the fact that Because of The Elect, The Great Tribulation Period will be shortened, otherwise no flesh would survive it. ‘“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.”’ (Mathew 24: 21-22).
Which days are these to be shortened? The days that The LORD revealed to His Servant Daniel the Prophet of The LORD; the days whose total estimation comes to about 7 years.
The LORD then reveals to us further how these days (The days of The Great Tribulation Period) will actually be shortened to an estimation of about 42 months (3.5 years or 1260 days). These are mentioned in light of some of the very key events that takes place during The Great Tribulation Period as below:
The First one is the Special Protection that The LORD accords the nation of Israel (The Jews) as He releases a Special anointing (The Outpour of The Holy Spirit) upon Israel during The Great Tribulation Period (Jacob’s Trouble); where The LORD reveals Himself to Israel as The Messiah they have been waiting for; and who actually had come earlier amongst them as the ultimate Sacrifice for the atonement of sins for the whole world (Including Israel) for those who believe: The Lamb without defect. This happens for 1,260 days (42 months or 3.5 Years). Remember, this is during The Great Tribulation Period. (Revelation 12: 1-6) ‘“Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.”’
The Second one is the rise of the Antichrist and him being given authority to Continue as the Anti-Christ, specifically for 42 months (3.5 years) during The Great Tribulation Period. Meaning that he is around, perhaps in authority during The Birth Pains (which includes the wider Tribulation moment/period, before the Rapture of the Bride of Christ). But then his authority is then (afterwards) prolonged or added or given afresh (a new/another mandate/mantle) to enable him continue to reign, but as the Anti-Christ during the Great Tribulation Period for 42 months (3.5 Years). It is during The Great Tribulation Period that The Anti-Christ (in cohort with the False Prophet) makes the Mark of The Beast Mandatory. (Revelation 13: 2-8) ‘“Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”’ (Also Revelation 13: 16-17) ‘“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”’
The Third one is the “invasion” of Jerusalem by Intruders (Gentiles/non-Jews); the people of the Anti-Christ. There invasion of Jerusalem will last 42 months (3.5 years) during The Great Tribulation period (during Jacob’s Trouble). Revelation 11:1-2 ‘“Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.”’
The Fourth One is the onset of the Task (Ministry) of the Two Witnesses in Jerusalem, Israel, during The Great Tribulation Period. The Task (Ministry) of The Two Witnesses in Jerusalem, Israel actually lasts 1,260 days (42 months or 3.5 Years). (Revelation 11: 2) ‘“And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”’
Kindly note that there can be no coincidence that all the above takes 42 months (3.5 Years). Therefore, don’t be surprised if The Great Tribulation Period is shortened as it will be (as already confirmed by The LORD Jesus Christ in Mathew 24:12); perhaps even to 42 months (3.5 years or 1,260 days. The Rapture Is Indeed Pre-The Great Tribulation Period and Not “Pre-Tribulation”. Get that right.
Remember, Nobody Knows The Day or the Hour for the Rapture of The Bride of Christ, except Abba Father (The LORD God Almighty, Jehovah Elohim). So just Prepare The Way For The Coming of The LORD Jesus Christ by embracing Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth ad Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ. Time is absolutely over.
SHALOM!!! SHALOM!!! SHALOM!!!
PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN ABSOLUTE REPENTANCE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, TRUTH AND COMPLETE SURRENDER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA/YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH). TIME IS ABSOLUTELY OVER; THE MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST IS IMMINENTLY COMING TO PICK HIS BRIDE!!!
I acknowledge today that you are LORD and savior of all mankind,
and today I have recognized my shortfall,
I repent and turn away from all sin.
Please cover me with your precious blood,
and establish your word in my life,
that I may be found in righteousness and holiness
and write my name in your book of life
and baptize me with the power of the Holy Spirit
in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Your Brother in Christ and a Shepherd of The LORD: