THE FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION

I wanted to write a blog about how the Bible says and my interpretation of how the first day of the Great Tribulation Period will be like. It’s the most natural of reactions to think how horrible of a day this will be. We know it’s written it will last for seven years. Only for the elect will that time be less, and as it is written in Romans 11 God has only reserved seven thousand of them for the last generation, so don’t pack your bags or go upon your rooftops waiting for a rapture that isn’t coming. I’ll get more into that later.

What signifies the first day of the Great Tribulation should tell you it will be the opposite of what most would think, and certainly through a reflex, imagine it would be. The Antichrist also confirms a peace covenant that lasts for seven years. It will be the same seven year period. In the midst of the covenant, war will break out and then will truly begin the worst time in this age’s history. The seven year period described in Revelation also is split in the middle with two, three and a half year periods. These seven year periods are the same.

People will be celebrating the first day of the seven year period because we will have a mindset that we have finally evolved into a peaceful species where negotiation can solve everything. It will be like after WWI which was dubbed “the war to end all wars”, except even more people will buy into this one. The setup for a great and terrible fall. Over the next three years tensions will rise and war will break out once again.

Because we are human, the only time peace covenants come about is after war. There will be a war before the Great Tribulation begins, hence the peace covenant the Antichrist will confirm with many. Whether he plays a greater role than just confirming it remains to be seen, but I would say he most likely will. He probably will bring about a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian (probably many others) conflict. As war breaks out midway through the covenant’s intended length, the Antichrist human being will die. He will claim that he is God and will deceive many. He will stand in the Holy place which he ought not. Many of those that put him in power will learn that he has turned on them. As it is written, the Beast (aka the Antichrist, rider of the white horse) will ride the harlot for a period of time. The harlot is Europe, more specifically the revived Roman Empire, then will come his death. Three days later he will seemingly rise, but it will not be him. It will be Satan in his angelic flesh. Satan, the rider of the pale horse will bring Hell with him and so will begin Hell’s reign on Earth which lasts three and a half years.

The first day of the Great Tribulation, some halfwise Christians will be on their rooftops and churches expecting the rapture thinking they get to fly away while the prophets, who are judged innocent before this life started, have to be here. Nevermind Ezekiel 13:20 which warns false teachers who teach their flock how to fly. Nevermind the original Greek in Luke 21:36 says “…to flee out from all these things…”. Nevermind it is written that the mystery of God remains until the sounding of the seventh and last trump. If all of a sudden millions of Christians, and only Christians vanish, wouldn’t the mystery be gone? They believe and will believe their whirlwind will come and carry them away from all of this. To their discontent and utter disappointment it will not come. I swear to you it will not come. Where will their faith be after such a disappointment? Perhaps the truly blind will buy the “oh! it’s coming next month; next year; three years from now” and stay at the same church but most will realize they were lied to just to increase donations to their church. Why get on your congregations tail to get ready when you can make them feel good and say “that’s just for the heathens. You’ll be gone and watching the horrors on Earth as you were a bird in flight.” That will make your church money.

The truly wise will know when the first day comes and realize what’s to come. No escaping the time. By God’s will and their openness to hearing Him will allow them to flee from some of the plagues. Some plagues are global, but not all of them. Only by death will one escape them altogether.

When the next war breaks out with Israel with other nations, including Syria, prepare yourselves with all diligence for what’s to come. Let not anyone deceive you and tell you that you will fly away. For many it doesn’t matter what you say to them contrary to their rapture belief. They have so much staked into the belief, not to mention their fear of actually going through it that there’s really nothing you can say to them. Let time be your truth decipherer as will I. Perhaps after they realize no rapture is coming for them will they turn and open their ear to you. Don’t hold your breath though. There’s nothing more magnificent than the will of a human to purposely blind themselves to truth. That goes for believers and nonbelievers alike. God bless.

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THE TWO WITNESSES OF REVELATION

Many wonder who the two witnesses are in the book of Revelation. One surely is Elijah since it is prophesied in Malachi that God will send Elijah before the end. So that conclusively is one of the two witnesses, leaving one to debate upon. Elijah was taken up by a whirlwind into heaven, so he didn’t die. In all of the Bible, he wasn’t the only one to never die. Enoch of Genesis also never died.

In Genesis 5, it lists the generations from Adam to Seth to on and on of the descendants of the Jews. After each person listed, it says they lived so many years and died. That is not the case with Enoch. It says in Genesis 5:24 that Enoch walked with God and he was not (in place of ‘and he died’) for God took him. It doesn’t say anywhere that Enoch is definitely the other witness, but my money is on him.

It says in Revelation that the two witnesses will be in a city known as Sodom in today’s world. The candidates are endless, since many cities could fit the bill. It could be New York, Las Vegas, Washington DC, and those are just the cities in the US. There are many cities around the world that could also fit. It says also that they will be here for 42 months. So which 42 months will it be?

The hour of temptation begins after the sounding of the seventh trump. The mystery of God will be finished. As is written in the plague of the locusts, that will be the last five months of the tribulation period. The locusts, which really are the fallen angels (my post “The Plague of the Locusts” reveals this) have power to torment men for five months. How they will torment men will be to maximize every human weakness when everyone will know that there is a God, who He is, that Jesus is the Messiah, and the Bible is really the word of God. They will make it so hard for men to make the right choice even when they know their souls are on the line. Jesus prophesied that those that look to save their lives will lose them. Those that lose them for His sake will find life everlasting. That is for the hour of temptation. Those fallen angels, known as nephilim, will not kill men. They aren’t allowed to. They will seemingly have the answers for this creation to survive the worst period of time in this age’s history.

The two witnesses will begin their time here with five months left in the first half of the tribulation, since the tribulation is divided in two. The first half is the reign of the Antichrist human being, also known as the Beast and the rider of the white horse. The second half will be the reign of Satan in his angelic flesh after the death of Antichrist. The deaths of the two witnesses will happen when there is five months left in the second half, and the overall Tribulation Period. Five months before the end of this age comes.

Before then it is impossible for them as well as the prophets of this generation to die. If any man tries to hurt the two witnesses, God commands them to have fire come out of their mouths and consume the assailant to death. Only after their time is up can they be killed. Once killed, the people of this world will celebrate their deaths. No more of the two witnesses spewing against the sins of this creation. No more hurt feelings. The prophets of this generation, known as God’s elect and the election of grace cannot die either. Seven thousand are reserved in the last generation, and seven thousand will at the same time be taken. Not one more. Not one less. When the two dead witnesses hear “come up here”, they will be taken up into heaven. In that same hour, the seven thousand reserved will also be taken and a great earthquake will come. The remnant will be frightened and will give glory to God. Why? Because the mystery of God will be gone. They will realize who the two witnesses and the seven thousand were. That will be the end of the church of Philadelphia and will begin the reign of the church of Smyrna as those aligned with God. Only the church of Philadelphia will not be here for the hour of temptation. Tsk tsk on those folly hearts that believe they get to fly away via the rapture.

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