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"I set watchmen over you, [saying], Listen to the
sound of the trumpet; but they said, We will not listen." Jer 6:17
"As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at
the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were
eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered
the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the
flood came and took them all away." Matt 24
Jesus is Coming Very Soon! Vision of Blood Moon and Rapture
What is the Great Tribulation?
The last 7 year period before the return of Jesus Christ is known as the “the
Great Tribulation” period is (aka “end times” - tribulation means trouble), it will be the most
difficult time ever seen on the Earth. The fifth and final earthly kingdom of
Daniel's prophecy will arise and be led by the man known as the Antichrist
(false messiah), and he will be assisted by the False Prophet (false witness)
and they will cause people to worship a False Deity (false god) which is a
statue called the "image of the beast". It will also be the time of conversion
of the nation of Israel to the Gospel of Christ (Romans 11:25-29). It will
be a time of great trouble which God will bring upon the whole earth - of
devastating wars, persecutions, the Anti-Christ and natural disasters, all for
the purpose of bringing God's unrepentant people to repentance, and separating
the good people from the wicked and corrupt of the world.
Here's a link to a PDF book
explaining the whole 7 year Tribulation period. While we may not agree
about all of the details of what will happen during this period, its gives us a
Why the 7 year Great Tribulation period
could begin very soon
Events seem to be converging for the Great Tribulation to begin very soon. The
first relates to 2017/18 being 70 years after Israel became a nation in 1947/48
and also 50 years (Jubilee) after Jerusalem was retaken by the Jewish people in
1967. And now we see that the UN may soon declare a Palestinian state!
This would certainly set end-time events in motion. Israel is truly God's
time clock (see
Daniel's 70 "7's" for why).
The Jewish "Feasts of the Lord" are extremely important regarding God's plan of
salvation and timing.
Jesus fulfilled all of the spring Feasts during his first coming and He will
fulfill all of the fall Feasts on his second coming.
Feast of the Passover (Lev.23:4-5)
BY HIS DEATH
2) Feast of
Unleavened Bread (Lev.23:6-8)
BY HIS BURIAL
3) Feast of
First Fruits (Lev.23:9-14)
BY HIS RESURRECTION
4) Feast of
BY OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
5) Feast of
Rosh Hashanah (Lev.23:23-25)
6) Feast of
the Great Day of Atonement /
Yom Kippur (Lev.23:26-32)
7) Feast of
Learn about the Feasts of Israel
So we see the next Feast on the list to fulfill is the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh
As you will see below, there are 4 full lunar eclipses in 2014/15
which fall on the Jewish Feast days. This has only happened a few times in
6,000 years, and only on significant events in Jewish history.
For many years there has been a division in the Church regarding “The
Rapture” of believers. If you don't know, the Rapture is the term we use for
“the catching up” of the saints into the sky to meet Jesus in the air at return. It is described in a few
places in the New Testament. We see in 1 Corinthians 15:50-53:
“50 I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I
tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a
flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will
sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the
perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with
And we read in Matthew 24:29-31,
“29 Immediately after the distress of those days
'the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'
30 At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all
the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the
clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels
with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds,
from one end of the heavens to the other.”
There are other scriptures as well, but this makes the point. Christ will
gather his saints. But when will this happen? The disagreement comes in
because some scriptures indicate that Christ will keep some Christians from the
Tribulation, while others clearly indicate Christians will go through it.
So some say it will be before the Tribulation starts, some say at or near the
end, others say in the middle. Matthew 24:29 above makes it clear that the rapture will happen directly
after the tribulation period. But there are other scriptures which indicate that
at least some Christians will be kept from
the tribulation. Let's take a look at two key scriptures.
“I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the
whole world to test those who live on the earth.”
"But be alert at all times, praying that you may be counted worthy to escape
all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of
So these scriptures muddy the waters, because they seem to indicate that God
will somehow keep at least some of his saints from going through the tribulation. Furthermore
Jesus said things which indicate a pre-tribulation rapture. But first,
let's take a look at what it will be like during the Tribulation from
“19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing
mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the
Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequalled from the beginning
of the world until now—and never to be equalled again. 22 If those days had not
been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days
will be shortened.”
This and other scriptures indicate that things will be really bad during the
tribulation. But then Jesus says:
“36 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor
the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at
the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were
eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered
the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came
and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.
women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42 Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will
come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time
of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let
his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man
will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
Well eating, drinking and marrying sounds like normal times – even like right
now, doesn't it? Conversely, if there were wars, huge natural disasters and the
Anti-Christ raging against Christians, I would surely be expecting Jesus at any time.
Are both positions correct? What is Jesus really saying? Could it be that there will be two
second-comings of Christ? Many
Christians have been led to this conclusion,
and even claim to have been told this by Jesus himself (google Ray Aguilera).
Two Raptures seems to be the logical conclusion. The first
rapture being "the Rapture of the Worthy" or "the Thief in the Night Rapture".
And the second being "the Power and Glory Rapture" and actually the
visible to all Second Coming of
Those who believe in the "pre-Tribulation rapture" have been taught
that ALL Christians will be taken up to heaven and only the ungodly/other
religions will be left. They will be left to find Christ (somehow) during
the Tribulation years (many teach that the Holy Spirit of God will be removed
from the Earth during this time, but if that is true then how could anyone come
to Christ? - its simply not possible because no person can come to Christ
without the Holy Spirit's drawing and conviction). Ray Aguilera's
message seems like the true and correct scenario: that only about 1% those who
consider themselves Christians will be taken in this rapture - those who are
truly walking with Jesus. Everyone else will have to go through the refining
fire. All of the lukewarm and cold Christians will have to wake up and
"smell the coffee" as it were. It will be these Christians, who have all
of the years of teaching and knowledge who will help bring in the great harvest
of souls. So DO NOT DESPAIR if you are left behind - it is for a purpose
and GOD NEEDS YOU to fulfill your mission.
A careful study of what God says in Revelation (chapters 2 and 3) to the
seven early churches gives us some major clues as to how God views all
populations of Christians.
Notice that only the Philadelphia Church (and a number of believers at the
churches in Sardis and Smyrna) is without fault and has no need to "repent".
They are the only church guaranteed to be spared the “hour of trial” (Revelation
3:10). These are the “worthy” ones Jesus referred to in Luke 21:36.
The remaining churches (which would mean the majority of Christians) have the
need to be tested and overcome in order to be considered worthy. If they do not repent and
embrace full love and faith in God (as warned specifically in these letters)
they MUST go through the Tribulation, a time of severe testing and persecution,
"such has never been seen before or will ever be seen again".
If you believe that Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation only apply to the churches
two thousand years ago, please note that each letter ends with: "Anyone who has
an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches."
Jesus will come “like a thief”
Revelation 3:3 - "Remember therefore what you have received and heard; keep
it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you have
no idea at what hour I will come against you."
Enoch walked with God
Enoch was Noah's great grandfather. Not much is said of him,
other than "he walked with God" and was translated (or raptured) up to heaven.
He must have been very close to God, and very beloved of Him. I would
venture to say that there are only a small percentage of Christians who are
walking with God as Enoch did. With Enoch, God has given us a picture of
the future Rapture of the Worthy. And who is to be raptured? Those
who have been "walking with God".
What happens to people who don't escape and are
stuck on Earth for the Tribulation period? Who wake up one morning and
discover that millions of people are missing? Imagine all of the "missing
persons" calls to the local police departments. And for Christians left
behind, most will be totally bewildered as to why they would be left behind.
There will be no denying that the "great disappearance" has happened, as
everyone will know someone who was taken. So what will be the explanation?
UFOs and Alien Abduction
Have you ever wondered about all of the UFO sightings? Most
Christians know that it is Satan who is behind these to deceive the people of
the World. But these
apparitions have not been done without a purpose. This has been a
carefully executed plan. But what plan? To explain the Rapture!
"They were abducted by aliens" will be the excuse the media latches onto. It
is my opinion that most people will
alien abduction over a "God abduction".
Have you noticed all of the alien movies - from E.T. to
Independence Day, they all seem to be conditioning us for something. Make
no mistake about it, these movies aren't just for our entertainment. Its
possible we're being conditioned to accept UFO contact for a big purpose - to provide a lie
to explain the Rapture of millions of people from the Earth.
But most Christians would quickly understand what has happened. They
will know that they are now "in the Tribulation" and must go through it. These are
all unbelievers and tepid (luke-warm) and worldly
Christians (let's face it - the majority) who must then repent and turn
whole-heartedly to the Lord and profess full love and faith in Christ during the time of
Tribulation. This group must cope with the rule of the infamous Antichrist and refuse to
worship him or his image, and above all to refuse 'the Mark' that enables people to buy and
sell under the Antichrist's temporary new world order.
Many of these Christians are reported by the Bible to be executed (beheaded)
for refusing the Mark of the Antichrist – these Christians choose execution,
because the alternative is eternal torment in Hell, which is the punishment
promised by God to anyone who takes the Mark (so if you are left behind, whatever
happens do not take the Mark).
What is the Mark going to be? It could be a
Barcode or an RFID chip implanted under the skin, we don't know. We do
know that it will be put on the right hand or forehead. That is enough to
identify it. Barcode scanning in grocery stores is now used in every
country of the world, so I tend to think it will be a barcode, maybe just
tattooed on the skin (remember the Jews being tattooed by the Nazis?).
Remember, its better to starve to death or be executed than to be damned for
eternity! Hold on to Jesus' words:
"I tell you, my friends, don't be afraid of those
who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5
But I will warn you whom you should fear. Fear him, who after he has killed,
has power to cast into hell." Luke 12:4-5
On top of that, "natural" disasters will be occurring all across the world,
with great frequency and with terrifying effect. Earthquakes, hurricanes,
tsunamis, heat waves, famine, plagues – in many places these disasters will be
so widespread that the Antichrist may be the least of peoples' concerns.
The things that are going to take place are the disastrous and terrifying
events of the Tribulation, which as stated above, the Philadelphia Church in
Revelation 3:10 is told it will be spared from.
If you're paying attention, Luke 21:36 and Revelation 3:10 appear to state
the same thing – that at least some believers will be counted worthy to escape
'these things that are going to take place' (Luke 21:36) and be spared from the
'hour of trial' (Revelation 3:10). These are the Christians who have been
fully walking with God and have born much fruit in their lives.
What if I'm Left Behind?
If you should find yourself left behind – do not despair. It may be
that you are left behind because God needs you here. Or it may be
that you are not yet ready to go to heaven because you don't have any real fruit
yet. You're intentions may be good, but you actions haven't been right.
Maybe you've been living for yourself and haven't done much at all for others.
I think there will be a great many of these. Others who are "Christian" may be in sin or just tepid,
or like the 5 virgins who didn't keep enough oil. Others may indeed be
watching for Him but know in their spirits that they aren't ready to be taken.
Maybe because even
though they may be regular church-goers and pray and tithe and actually have a
relationship with the Lord, they may have had some sins in their past which have
messed up their Christian life such that they were unfruitful for the Lord.
I think anyone who has been a Christian very long has seen how the Enemy has
been going about devastating families, doing anything and everything to keep
people from bearing any fruit. Therefore if they were raptured, they would
go to heaven with little or no fruit. I personally believe that God's
desire is for all of us to have much fruit. Imagine a crown with no jewels
on it? So the tribulation provides a time to be used by the Lord - he
needs these people to help gather in the great harvest of souls.
God also promises to pour out His Spirit in the last days. Imagine all of the
non-Christian, but good people all around you who will be in a panic when the
Tribulation is under way. They will respond to God's Spirit
and there will be great revivals around the World. This is the time to
work for God in earnest, to help bring in the great harvest.
If you are left behind and have been in sin or tepid, repent and get
yourself right with God ASAP so that He can use you to help others resist the
Antichrist. Remember that it is those Christians who are martyred for Christ
who will be privileged to be the only ones to take part in the “first
4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to
judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their
testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshipped the
beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their
hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 (The rest
of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is
the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first
resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests
of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
Watch this important Ray Brubaker Video about the Rapture of the Worthy
When will these things be?
Revelation 6 tells us about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. The first
horseman is a Conqueror and the second horseman is War. So war seems to mark the
beginning of the Tribulation. Some Christians are saying that a Middle East war
could trigger a conflict between Israel and Iran (nuclear production
facilities?), and that it will quickly spread to the rest of the world.
Others say a financial collapse will trigger panic and lead to chaos and wars.
Furthermore, some Christians have been
postulating the return of Jesus in 2017/2018 based on the reestablishment of
Israel in 1947/1948 and 70 years being a very signficant number in the Bible
(e.g. the span of a man's life (Psalm 90:10)) and
the generation that sees the restoration of Israel would see Jesus' return,
and also the retaking of Jerusalem in 1967 and the 50 year Jubilee cycle.
Speculation aside, a great many saints are reporting being told by the Lord
that he is coming very, very soon. The section below about Tetrad
eclipses coming in 2014-2015 is quite interesting, and I believe tie in to
the end-time scenario somehow, probably the mid-point of the Tribulation.
Bottom line? Be ready! Begin repenting like you have never done before, for
repentance is the way to restoration with God (Isaiah
30:15: "In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength"). Read and memorize the Bible to get the Word of God
in your heart. And PRAY!
Of note, years ending in 7 have been significant in the re-establishment of
Israel. Consider this:
- 1897: First Zionist held in Basel, Switzerland (Jewish flag created).
- 1917: General Allenby conquers Jerusalem from Turks ending 400 years
Islamic rule over Israel. Balfour Declaration – British policy statement toward creating a
homeland for the Jewish people.
- 1947 (Nov 29): United Nations votes to partition Palestine which led to the
official State of Israel being declared the next year.
- 1967: 6 Day War restored Jerusalem to Jewish control - Jubilee year?
- 2017: ???
Jesus said to WATCH and PRAY. Lord Jesus, may we all do so with all diligence.
May God bless you as you look for HIS RETURN.
Rapture and the media distractions
Eclipses tell us the timing of the Rapture and return of Jesus?
Pastor Mark Biltz has discovered that in each of the 3 times since Jesus that
this has happened, something significant has happened regarding Israel or the
- 1492-93 - Spain evicts all Jews from the country
- 1948-49 - The nation of Israel is reborn
- 1967 - Israel regains Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in the 6 day
2015 is a Sabbatical year. There will be 2 solar eclipses and 4 lunar
eclipses in that year which will fall on Passover and other significant Feast
days on the Jewish calendar. There will be
no more eclipses like these which fall on Jewish Feast days this century.
How does 2015 tie in with the year 2017? Only God knows. Whatever the case,
I'm convinced that these back to back eclipses on the Jewish
Feasts are extremely significant in regards to the end-times and Christ's return.
What could the "significant event" be? In my opinion it will most likely
it will be the declaration of a Palestinian state within Israel. If this
happens, watch out because God is very clear that He will judge the nations that
divide his land!
Finally, about “date setting”. Please understand, I am not
saying Jesus will return on any of these eclipses. But I do believe
that they could be tied to or signal the Tribulation. Matthew 24:36 says that,
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the
Son, but only the Father”. But just after that Jesus went on to say that
we would know when his return is near: "Even so you
also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors."
We'll know soon enough.