Christ is a Post-Great Tribulationist – Not a Pre-Tribulationist

March 22, 2018     

The Timing of the Rapture is perhaps the MOST heated topic in ALL of Bible Prophecy today – for even a casual observer of Bible Prophecy can discern that this World is fast moving to a foreordained – predestined END according to what the Bible prophesies whether one believes in the Bible or not.  And now that MILLLIONS UPON MILLIONS of Professed Christians have read Prophecy Books like the Late Tim LaHaye’s “Left Behind” Series on the Rapture based on Dispensational Pre-Millennialism – the most popular belief of amongst MOST Professed Christians is that there will be a Pre-Tribulation Rapture soon which will happen BEFORE the Great Tribulation. 

But the question that needs to be asked which has to be on even most of the Professed Christian’s minds today who have bought into the Pre-Trib Rapture theory -- is if this popular Timing of the Rapture is truly what Christ REVEALED in His Word?!  Because if it isn’t – then a whole LOT of people INCLUDING Professed Christians -- have been DECEIVED.   I have spent the last 20 years now studying the Timing of the Rapture based on Christ’s True Eschatology -- and that’s why I have entitled my New Bible Prophecy Book and Website by the title “Real Rapture Revealed.

Christ is the only one who can REVEAL THE TRUTH about the Timing of the Rapture and His 2nd Coming and the Final Events of History leading up to these two important events.  And rest assured that both my New Prophecy Book “Real Rapture Revealed”and my website by the same name REVEAL the correct Timing of the Rapture according to what CHRIST prophesied in His Word.  And that correct Timing is AFTER today’s Great Tribulation.  My goal in writing my New Prophecy Book and these Commentaries on my Website is to REVEAL the TRUTH about THE RAPTURE and Christ’s 2nd Coming and the Final Events leading up to them that Christ REVEALED to Daniel and John in their visions. And also to EXPOSE the False Eschatology’s of Man that promote LIES about the Timing of the Rapture and Christ’s 2nd Coming which according to Christ Himself will happen on the same LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity. 

And clearly – that LAST DAY at least according to Christ -- is coming to a theatre near all of us SOON with all of THE SIGNS that He gave to us which are now all converging together as they never have before in the History of this Human Race!!!

But because a multitude of Professed Christians are now “Pre-Tibulationists” who believe in a Pre-Trib Rapture – one needs to at least see if the Dispensationalist’s Rapture Theory that I call the  “Rapture Me Before The Great Tribulation Begins Eschatology”matches what Christ REVEALED in His Word and True Eschatology.  For many of us Christians – myself included – do NOT think that Christ taught an Eschatology that prophesies a Pre-Trib Rapture Theory that the Rapture will occur BEFORE the Great Tribulation. 

And that’s why the term “Pre-Tribulationist” does NOT describe those of us who are NOT advocates of what Dispensational Pre-Millennialists teach about the Rapture happening before the Great Tribulation.  Nor does this term describe those of us who believe that the Millennial Kingdom reign of Christ has ALREADY begun and will NOT commence on Earth for a 1000 years AFTER a Pre-Trib Rapture.

So in  this Commentary I would like to coin a NEW PHRASE that I have created that more accurately describes a person like myself who believes in the Timing of the Rapture according to what Christ REVEALED in His Word through Daniel and John’s visions and through His Olivet Discourse of these End-Times.  For clearly Christ taught that there would most definitely be a Rapture at the END OF THE WORLD – just NOT before the Great Tribulation. 

And so this New Phrase that I have coined is definitely a phrase that more accurately describes the person who believes in the Timing of the Rapture according to what Christ REVEALED in His Word of THE RAPTURE happening AFTER the Great Tribulation and the Final Spiritual Battle.  For according to Christ’s True Eschatology these are the two Final Events in History that must take place before the Rapture happens on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity.  

And since Christ’s Eschatology is THE TRUTH – this New Phrase which I have coined applies to all of us who follow Christ’s Eschatology about the Timing of the Rapture -- which is at His 2nd Coming soon AFTER the Final Spiritual Battle which is causing today’s prophesied time of Great Tribulation.  

And that NEW PHRASE is:

Post-Great-Tribulationist”

It is my heartfelt Prayer that in this Commentary that I will be able to give enough evidence that demands a verdict that Christ taught that the Timing of the Rapture happens on the LAST DAY of this Human Race AFTER a time of Great Tribulation and AFTER Satan has been LOOSED to fight the Final Spiritual Battle.  I also pray that I can prove through Scripture that in Christ’s True Eschatology of these End-Times that He REVEALED that the Final Event in the History of this Human Race takes place BEFORE the Rapture.  And that Final Event is the Spiritual Battle of Good and Evil that is raging around the Globe right now and that Christ prophesied that we “Elect” will be here on Earth fighting it as a prelude to His 2nd Coming.  

In other words – Christ REVEALED that we True Prophets of His who exist on Earth in our saved soul existence in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem will not only be fighting to the death for Christ’s TRUTHS and His Honor when He sounds the 7th Trumpet and steps back into Man’s dimension again – but that we will be victorious on that LAST DAY in fighting the FINAL SPIRITUAL WARFARE that is raging on the Earth right now.  It may not seem that way right now since the unsaved False Prophets in League with Satan who exist in their unsaved soul existence in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” are now prevailing against us – but Christ has REVEALED through the visions that He gave to Daniel and John that His Spiritual Kingdom WINS this Final Spiritual Battle against Satan’s Spiritual Kingdom of “Babylon the Great.”  

That it is AFTER this Final Spiritual Battle reaches a point of no return – that then Christ will part the very Heavens and step back into Man’s dimension to end Satan’s Rebellion against Him once and for all Eternity.  Which means that the next Event on Christ’s Prophetic Timeline is THE RAPTURE at His soon 2nd Coming.  And that’s the Good News of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven for us living today in this 21st Century going through this prophesied time now of GREAT TRIBULATION!!!

But before that Rapture happens soon -- Christ has called us True Prophets of His going through this Final Spiritual Battle of Good and Evil and Truth and LIES to FIGHT along with Him in EXPOSING the LIES that Man’s False Eschatology has taught.  For Paul wrote this TRUTH from Christ that we True Prophets have been called for a day such as today to EXPOSE the LIES of these End-Times when we read:

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather EXPOSE THEM. . . . . .  But all things that are EXPOSED are made manifest by the Light (of Christ’s Word), for whatever makes manifest is Light.” (Ephes. 5:11-12)

Christ REVEALED to John that we True Prophets of His would be involved in the Final Spiritual Battle with Satan’s Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” on Earth when He sounded the 7th Trumpet and parted the Heavens to step back into Man’s dimension again.  That it would be at the END of the Great Tribulation that Christ would Rapture us True Prophets of His fighting this Final Spiritual Battle that is causing today’s Great Tribulation.  And CLEARLY – Christ had John call this Final Spiritual Battle that is raging around the Globe today by the CRYPTIC NAME of “Armageddon” which is also “the Gog and Magog Battle” which is the Final Rebellion that Christ REVEALED to John of Satan leading a rebellion of MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word.

It is the Final Spiritual Battle of “Armageddon”  Today that is Causing This Time of

Great Tribulation

While “Armageddon” and the “Gog and Magog” Battle are often described as two separate Military Battles fought over the Land of Jerusalem in the Middle East today by “so called” World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts -- there’s just no denying that Christ REVEALED to John in his 7th Vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 20 that “Armageddon” is one and the same Final SPIRITUAL Battle fought between the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem and the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” being fought on Earth TODAY.  And the way we can know that it is a SPIRITUAL Battle and NOT a Military Battle is that Christ REVEALED to John that Satan’s Primary Weapon in this Final Battle would be DECEPTION. 

And even though this Battle is described in HIGHLY CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE – rest assured that Christ did NOT want us True Prophets of His to be deceived.  For while He had John prophesy of the “Gog and Magog” Battle – He for sure wanted us to know that “Gog” is SATAN -- and that Satan’s Army of False Prophets are called “Magog” just as this vast Spiritual Army was also called in Ezekiel and Daniel’s day on Earth by the CRYPTIC LANGUAGE of “Gog and Magog.”  This Final Spiritual Battle is one and the same as “Armageddon” which is being fought TODAY on Earth between Satan’s Spiritual Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” and Christ’s Spiritual Kingdom of Heaven.    

John saw that it was today’s Final Rebellion of Satan’s Army of antichrists who would be in rebellion against Christ and us True Prophets of Christ that would be the Final Event in History.  And it’s extremely important to understand that Christ clearly REVEALED that this Final Spiritual Battle would take place as a prelude to His 2nd Coming and THE RAPTURE which is taking place NOW with MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word about these End-Times.  And that TRUTH alone if one has the Spiritual eyes to see it and THE MIND OF CHRIST to understand it -- is priceless.

Christ also REVEALED to John in this last 7th Vision that everyone on Earth would be involved in today’s Final Spiritual Battle which destroys the False Eschatology of so many “so called” World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts who teach that America is NOT in Bible Prophecy.  NOT ACCORDING TO CHRIST!!!  For John saw that Christ had ALREADY marked everyone invisibly with either His “MARK OF SALVATION” which is the Blood of the Lamb -- or “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” which isunsaved man’s number of 666. 

And Christ REVEALED to John that everyone’s soul exists in one of the two SPIRITUAL CITES on Earth today which are: 1) The SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem whose King and ruler is Christ – or 2) The SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” whose King and ruler is Satan.  And CLEARLY -- John saw that NO ONE was Raptured until the LAST DAY when Christ Returned to END this Final Spiritual Battle that is raging today on Earth.

CLEARLY -- Christ REVEALED to John in his 7th Vision that Satan would be LOOSED by Him to fight this Final Spiritual Battle against Him and us True Prophets of His as a prelude to His 2nd Coming.  And that Satan and his False Prophets would be“prevailing” which would cause this time of GREAT TRIBULATION that we are going through today as Christ had previously REVEALED to Daniel in his visions of these End-Times when we read:

“I was watching; and the same horn (which refers to SATAN who is “the little horn” in Daniel’s visions) was MAKING WAR against the saints, and PREVAILING AGAINST them, (but here’s the Good News – Daniel saw Christ’s 2nd Coming to DELIVER US when he prophesied)

Until the Ancient of Days came, (which refers to Christ at His 2nd Coming and REVEALS that Satan and his False Prophets will be prevailing against us True Prophets of Christ right up unto the LAST DAY until Christ’s 2nd Coming) and a Judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the Kingdom.” (which refers to THE RAPTURE at the 2nd Coming) (Daniel 7:21-22)

Unlike what “so called” World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts teach today -- this Final Spiritual Battle of “Armageddon and Gog and Magog” that Christ REVEALED to John that must occur as a prelude to His 2nd Coming – is again NOT a Future Military Battle fought over the City of Jerusalem in the Middle East as so many Professed Christians have now come to believe is THE TRUTH because of Man’s False Eschatology.  NO!!! – for Christ REVEALED to John that it is a FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE between the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem and the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” that is raging right now on Earth as a prelude to His 2nd Coming.

“Armageddon” is a Spiritual Battle of Truth and Lies

CLEARLY -- Christ REVEALED to both Daniel and John that this Final Battle would be SPIRITUAL and it would be UNSAVED MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word and those of us True Prophets who are standing up for Christ’s True Eschatology of these End-Times.  And certainly it is because Christ has taken His restraint off of Satan and LOOSED him from “the Bottomless Pit” to fight today’s Final Spiritual Battle that we are even in what Christ prophesied would be a time of Great Tribulation for us True Prophets of His. 

HONESTLY – everyone is a “serial liar” today which just REVEALS that Satan is leading the Final Rebellion of MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Righteousness and Laws.  And what this Final Rebellion has produced is a breakdown of Society with Mankind’s LAWLESSNESS and the reprobate mind of unsaved Mankind led by Satan ruling the World.  This is indeed causing Great Tribulation for those of us True Prophets of Christ who are LAWFUL and are striving to be Righteous and a reflection of Christ’s Light in a World that grows Spiritually darker by the minute.

And again the reason why this time of Tribulation is GREATER than any other tribulation in History has been for us followers of Christ except perhaps the time of the crucifixion of Christ -- is that Satan and his False Prophets from EVERY Nation on Earth are now “prevailing against us True Prophets of Christ.”  And from what Christ REVEALED to Daniel in his vision recorded in Daniel 7:21-22 – they will be “prevailing” right up until the LAST DAY of this Human Race.

HONESTLY – we True Prophets of Christ should recognize that this SPIRITUAL WARFARE has heated up to a point of no return now that Satan has been LOOSED.  For clearly -- we Christians are being hated by the unsaved of every Nation on Earth today and we are even being called “mentally ill” as a recent article just reported entitled: “Scientists Now Resort to Calling Christians Crazy – ‘New Study’ Attempts to establish a link between religious fundamentalism and Brain Damage” by Nate Brown:    https://christianjournal.net/turning-point/academia/scientists-now-resort-to-calling-christians-crazy-new-study-attempts-to-establish-a-link-between-religious-fundamentalism-and-brain-damage/

The Apostasy today is only foreshadowed by the Apostasy of the 1st Century when Christ was called “Demon Possessed” by the Esteemed Religious Jewish Leaders then also just for speaking THE TRUTH of the Christian Doctrines that He came to Earth to teach.  Certainly Christ and His Apostles’ very lives were threatened not only by the oppressive Roman Government at that time of similar Great Tribulation in History at His 1st Coming -- but also by the Esteemed Religious Jewish Leaders who were in bed with the Roman Empire.  

And that is exactly what Christ REVEALED to both Daniel and John would happen again as a prelude to His 2nd Coming when He gave them their visions of Satan rising to rule in the External Global Harlot End-Time Church as “THE ANTICHRIST.”   For Christ REVEALED to both Daniel and John that Satan would lead a FINAL REBELLION against Christ and us True Prophets as prelude to His 2nd Coming and we are IN IT NOW.

CLEARLY -- John saw this Harlot End-Time Church of today “riding the BEAST SYSTEM” of corrupt and evil Governments led by Satan much like what was happening during his day on Earth when the Esteemed Religious Jewish Leaders were in bed with the oppressive Roman Empire which was causing tremendous tribulation and strife for any follower of Christ.  And Christ REVEALED to John that the time of the Pharisees and the Sadducees being in bed with Rome only foreshadowed this time of Great Tribulation today when there will be many False Prophets in the End-Time Harlot Church that would be ruling along with Satan as a prelude to His 2nd Coming who would be in bed with Satan’s BEAST SYSTEM of corrupt Governments of what is now called the United Nations.

Christ prophesied that we True Prophets of His would be hated by ALL Nations as a prelude to His 2nd Coming which is happening right on schedule.  And that means that the next thing that will happen on Christ’s Prophetic Timeline is that He will sound the 7th Trumpet and the very Heavens will be parted by Christ and Christ in all of His Magnificent Glory will step back into Man’s dimension again and will RAPTURE His “Elect.” 

Make no mistake – the first and foremost reason for His 2nd Coming is to Rapture us True Prophets of His who are engaged in this tremendous Spiritual Warfare of Good and Evil and Truth and Lies going on between those of us in these two Spiritual Kingdoms of Mankind.

And when the awesome day of THE RAPTURE happens soon – Christ will change those of us True Prophets of His whose souls have already been resurrected when He was resurrected at the Cross -- into new immortal resurrected bodies like His which is the 2nd resurrection.  And this will happen according to what Christ REVEALED to Paul “in a flash and the twinkling of an eye” at the sound of the 7th Trumpet on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity. 

No One will Be Raptured Without a New Covenant Relationship with Christ

CLEARLY – Christ and all of His Apostles taught that a pre-requisite to entering Heaven when we die and being Raptured on the LAST DAY is having a New Covenant Relationship with Christ which takes away our sins that Christ had Daniel prophesy with His 70th Week Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27.  For in order for one to be given an immortal resurrected body which is needed to step into the New Heavens and the New Earth when one dies or if we are fortunate enough to be alive to see the 2nd Coming of Christ soon to Rapture us – one needs to have a New Covenant with Christ.  For Christ had Paul REVEAL that no one can enter into Heaven in their bodies of sin-cursed “Flesh and Blood” – but that one has to have a New Covenant of Grace with Christ to receive a new resurrected immortal body like Christ’s resurrected body to enter the New Heavens and the New Earth on the LAST DAY. 

And that New Covenant of Grace is what Christ REVEALED to Daniel that He would make with “the many” of us that He had chosen to save out of this Human Race before the foundation of the world.  Daniel 9:27 REVEALED that this New Covenant would be confirmed at the Cross by “the Prince and Messiah” who would be “cut off” by dying for our sins.  And Christ REVEALED at His Last Super that Daniel 9:27 was at that time being fulfilled IN HIM when we read:

“For this is My blood of the NEW COVENANT, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28)

Christ has been confirming the New Covenant of Grace with those of us in His Book of Life since His 1st Coming until now when He will Return at His 2nd Coming which has FULFILLED the 70th Week of Daniel’s Prophecy.  But what is NEVER taught today is that without a New Covenant Relationship with Christ which takes away our sins – NO ONE will enter Heaven when they die and NO ONE can be Raptured on the LAST DAY without it either.  For those without this New Covenant Relationship with Christ will be “Left Behind” to face the Final Judgment which Christ REVEALED to John in his last 7th Vision would be the Great White Throne Judgment in Heaven.

Today there is Pandemic Delusion and Confusion Because of Man’s False Eschatology

There is no doubt that this world is spinning out of control – for it seems more every day now that we are living out the same scene in the Movie “Titanic” after the Titanic hit the iceberg -- only in this 21st Century the whole world resembles the Titanic.  For just like the Titanic – with every Natural Disaster many people are running around confused and disoriented and somewhat in denial that the ship is even going DOWN.  In other words – people can’t understand all of the WARNINGS that Christ is giving us through today’s unprecedented Natural Weather Disasters and why so many other SIGNS that He prophesied in His Apocalyptic Discourse are happening.  For HONESTLY – there has NEVER been a time in History when ALL of the Signs of Christ’s Return have converged together all at once as they have today!!!

But clearly – everything is NOT spinning out of Control like unsaved mankind thinks -- for all is going according to Christ’s DIVINE PLAN REVEALED in His True Eschatology.  For it is part of Christ’s DIVINE PLAN to send all of these Weather Disasters of Biblical Proportion which He REVEALED to John as the Last 7 Plagues to show us humans that “HE IS IN THE LAND” and is bringing Satan’s Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” DOWN to ruins SPIRITUALLY – PHYSICALLY – and ECONOMICALLY.  In other words – Christ is sending all of these SIGNS because He especially wants us True Prophets of His to know that we are living in the prophesied time of Great Tribulation right now so that we won’t be “taken by surprise” when He steps back into our dimension. 

And HONESTLY -- rearranging the Deck chairs on the Titanic at this late in the game is NOT going to help anyone survive.  And that is why understanding which Eschatology Christ taught is so vitally important today – for Christ’s Eschatology is the only Eschatology which describes His DIVINE PLAN of the Final Events of History.

It is because of Man’s False Eschatology that the whole timing of the Rapture has been greatly misquoted and mishandled by Dispensational Pre-Millennialists who believe and Falsely teach that the 70th Week Prophecy of Daniel is a Future 7 Year Tribulation Period during which there will be a time of Great Tribulation for those “Left Behind” after the Rapture when they say a Future Antichrist stands up in a rebuilt 3rd Temple in Jerusalem and declares himself to be GOD. 

But according to Christ’s True Eschatology – the 70th Week Prophecy of Daniel is NOT 7 Future Years of TRIBULATION – for it has represented the whole Gospel Era of the last over 2000 years when the Great Commission was to take the Good News of the Kingdom of Heaven to all the Nations of the World. 

Which is why this 70th Week of Daniel should honestly be thought of as a time of JUBILATION because we True Prophets of Christ have been able to witness that the prophesied “Prince and Messiah” CAME and that He has been confirming His New Covenant of Grace with the remnant of us that He chose to save before the foundation of the world now for over 2000 years.  Which is a time of JUBILATION – NOT a Future 7 Year TRIBULATION – THINK ABOUT IT!!!

In other words – one has to believe THE LIE that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy was a prophecy just for Daniel’s people who Dispensationalists say are only THE JEWS in the Nation of Israel today – and that time of Tribulation that the 70th Week Prophecy covers is a LITERAL 7 years to be a Pre-Tribulationist.   For clearly -- if one doesn’t believe in a 7 Year Tribulation Period -- then it stands to reason that they can’t be called a Pre – Mid – or Post Tribulationist.

Post-Great Tribulationists believe that Daniel’s 70th week Prophecy is a Time of Jubilation!

OBVIOUSLY -- the pre-fixes of “Pre – Mid – and Post” only apply if one believes in a 7 Year Tribulation Period.  And the True Eschatology that Christ taught does NOT teach anything about a Future Antichrist who will be One Particular Man who will declare Himself to be GOD in a rebuilt 3rd Temple halfway through a 7 Year Tribulation Period when the Great Tribulation Period will begin.  All of which is erroneously based on Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy that Dispensational Pre-Millennialists teach hasn’t begun yet but will be 7 Future years of Tribulation.

That’s why I truly believe the term “Post-Great-Tribulationist” best suits someone who wholeheartedly believes like I do that Christ REVEALED to both Daniel and John in their visions that the 70th Week Prophecy is a time of 2000 years of JUBILATION between the 1st and 2nd Coming of Christ – NOT 7 YEARS of Future TRIBULATION.  And again the reason why I believe this is because Christ Himself is the “Prince or Messiah” prophesied in Daniel 9:27 who CAME and who has now confirmed a New Covenant with “the many” in His Book of Life which has been taking place now the whole Gospel Era of over 2000 years.

And if you believe that TRUTH as I have come to believe – then you will realize that we are TODAY at the End of the Final Spiritual Battle and the Great Tribulation waiting now for Christ to part the very Heavens and step back into Man’s dimension again to RAPTURE us True Prophets of His.  And you will also believe as I do that Christ would be extremely happen with the New Phrase that I have coined called:

Post-Great Tribulationist

For Christ Himself was a Post-Great Tribulationist when He clearly taught that the Rapture would happen AFTER the Great Tribulation – NOT before as Pre-Tribulationists teach that the Rapture happens before the 7 Year Tribulation Period which they say is Daniel’s 70th Week.

It is the Dispensationalists who have fostered the DELUSION AND CONFUSION that is going on today with their False Eschatology of these End-times.  For they falsely claim that the WRATH of God is the Great Tribulation and that’s why The New Testament Church who they say is “the restrainer” who has been restraining Evil -- must be RAPTURED before all HELL breaks out and the last 7 Year Tribulation Period begins.  And so now MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of Professed Christians are looking to be Secretly Raptured and are NOT even realizing that not only has the Great Tribulation begun – but that we are most likely near the very end of it because man can now annihilate the whole world at a push of a button. 

And that is what Christ meant when He prophesied that if He had NOT cut these days short then NO ONE on Earth would be left to be RAPTURED.  THINK ABOUT IT!!!  Certainly -- we all know that there are enough men filled with the Evil Antichrist Spirit of Satan to do the very heinous deed of destroying the world -- who would willingly die for the cause of “Allah.”

But even though there are many False Religions – CLEARLY the False Eschatology of Man that teaches the DELUSION and PANDEMIC CONFUSION about the Final Events of History and especially about the Timing of the Rapture – is Dispensational Pre-Millennialism which has successfully promoted the WRONG Eschatology of these End-Times and the WRONG TIMING of the Rapture. 

Dispensationalists teach that it is the New Testament Church that has been restraining EVIL – and that when it is Raptured soon then ALL HELL will break out on Earth.  But Christ REVEALED to John in his 7 Visions that the External Global Harlot Church would be filled to the rafters with False Prophets of all False Religions coming together under the guise of the One World Religion of Satan which we now call Ecumenicalism – and because of that they would be the ones causing the Judgment of God – NOT restraining it.

When the Disciples of Christ went to Him privately and asked Him what would be THE SIGN of His coming and THE END OF THE WORLD – He told them that the #1 SIGN would be that False Prophets would come in His Name and would DECEIVE MANY.  And we are THERE!!! 

And that is just what Christ REVEALED to John in his 7th Vision – that when Salvation had ended that Christ would take his restraint off of Satan and LOOSE him to go out and DECEIVE the Nations again as he was doing before being bound at the Cross.  And that LOOSING of Satan to fight today’s Final Spiritual Battle is what is causing today’s Great Tribulation.  But now MOST Professed Christians are under the STRONG DELUSION that Satan won’t be LOOSED until AFTER the Secret Rapture which is when they believe the Great Tribulation starts.

But THE TRUTH is that we are at the END of the 2nd part of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy when Satan has now taken his seat as “THE ANTICHRIST” in the End-Time Harlot Church and Christ is now Judging the False Prophets there by pouring out the last 3 WOES on them.  This is the time when Christ REVEALED to John in his 4th Vision that there was an Angel declaring that Judgment Day was nigh for all those who were rebelling against God when we read:

“Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of Heaven, having the Everlasting Gospel to preach to those who dwell on the Earth -- to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people -- saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give Glory to Him, for the hour of His JUDGEMENT has come (which refers to today’s prophesied time of Great Tribulation); and worship Him who made Heaven and Earth, the sea and springs of water.” (Rev. 14:6)

This Angel’s focus audience is NOT the conversion of Christ’s “Elect” and “Chosen” – HARDLY!!! – this Angel is sent by Christ to WARN that all those in opposition to Christ and His Word and through their rebellion are persecuting those of us True Prophets of His who are bringing His Words of TRUTH about His DIVINE PLAN of these Last Days – are finally going to be JUDGED.  And that the Final Spiritual Battle will soon END and they will be JUDGED by God’s WRATH being poured out on them. 

CLEARLY – the True Gospel of Christ contains two aspects: 1) that Christ’s 1st Coming was to accomplish His 1st Great Work of Salvation – and 2) that now that Christ has finished His Salvation program of saving us “Elect” Remnant from every Nation on Earth – that at His 2nd Coming JUDGMENT will be the Final Event in History that will come upon those in this whole Human Race that were NOT chosen by Christ to be saved.

And this Angel is FOREWARNING the unbelievers that they will at the END of this Human Race give Glory to God who is the Creator of the entire Earth and Universe even if they REFUSED to give Christ the Glory during their lifetimes.  That even if they REFUSE to worship Him now – they will clearly be part of the group that Paul prophesied will bow their knee to worship Him on the LAST DAY when we read:

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him (JESUS CHRIST!!!) and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in Heaven, and of those on Earth, and of those under the Earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father.” (and this will of course happen when ALL men who have ever lived on this Earth will be resurrected back to life to see Christ Return in all of His Glory on the Last Day when they will most definitely BOW before Him!!!) (Philippians 2:9-11)

CLEARLY -- the LOOSING of Satan has occurred today to fulfill prophecy that must be fulfilled before the Rapture of the LAST DAY.  For just as the Prophecy of Christ’s True Eternal Universal Church has now been fulfilled – so also the Judgment of the External Global Harlot Church has to be fulfilled.  And the reason why is because the Judgment of this Harlot Church is a prelude to Christ’s 2nd Coming and is why Christ REVEALED to both Daniel and John that Satan must be LOOSED so that the Final Spiritual Battle which is the LAST EVENT in Human History could take place before the RAPTURE. 

Christ is NOT the author of “CONFUSION AND DELUSION” – but False Prophets under the inspiration of Satan are when they teach that The New Testament Church has to be Raptured BEFORE the Great Tribulation because the Great Tribulation is THE WRATH of God and God did NOT appoint His New Testament Church to WRATH.  Which is only a “HALF TRUTH” – for Christ certainly did NOT appoint those of us He had come to Earth to save to the WRATH that will be poured out on the unsaved sinners on the LAST DAY -- but He DID prophesy that in this World we True Prophets of His would have “tribulation.”  And that before His 2nd Coming we would have even GREATER TRIBULATION when He LOOSED SATAN to fight this Final Spiritual Battle by the CRYPTIC LANGUAGE of “Armageddon” and “the Gog and Magog Battle.”

The Wrath of God is Not the Great Tribulation

CLEARLY – being appointed to WRATH and going through “tribulation” – even Great Tribulation -- are two entirely different things according to Christ’s True Eschatology and His Gospel Message of the Kingdom of Heaven.  And while it is true that Christ had John prophesy that we True Prophets of His are NOT appointed to WRATH – Christ was NOT prophesying that the Great Tribulation was the WRATH to come.  For Christ explicitly teaches in His Word that they are 2 separate events.  John prophesied that the WRATH of God is what unsaved sinners are appointed to – NOT those of us Christ has saved when we read:

He who believes in the Son has Everlasting Life; and he who does NOT believe the Son shall not see life, but the WRATH of God abides on him.” (which is meant to convey that the coming Final Judgment of the unsaved sinner soon is the WRATH of God yet to come.  For they are the ones who will NOT be Raptured on the LAST DAY but will be “Left Behind” for God’s Judgment and WRATH) (John 3:36)

Christ explicitly said that we “Elect” True Prophets of His True Eternal Universal Church were NOT appointed to Wrath – but He NEVER said that we True Prophets of His would NOT go through the Great Tribulation as a prelude to His 2nd Coming  – ON THE CONTRARY!!!  He prophesied in His Apocalyptic Discourse of Matthew 24 that we would be here going through a time of Great Tribulation when He LOOSED Satan to fight this Final Spiritual Battle that must occur as a prelude to His 2nd Coming. 

There can be NO denying that Christ REVEALED to John that His WRATH to come is represented by the Last 7th Plague which is the LAST 3rd WOE that will be poured out on all those “Left Behind” after the Rapture.  And clearly -- Christ prophesied that it was for the sake of “the Elect” that the days of this Great Tribulation would be cut short and that we would be DELIVERED at the Rapture before Man could annihilate the whole world when we read:

“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. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the Elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:21-22)

CLEARLY – if Christ chose to save us before the foundation of the world we have ALREADY been delivered from THE WRATH to come by what He accomplished for us saved “Elect” by dying for our sins on the Cross.  What Dispensational Pre-Millennialists do is to deceitfully mishandle Scriptures when they claim that Paul prophesied in 1st Thessalonians 5:9 that Christ has NOT appointed those of us in The New Testament Church to WRATH but to obtain Salvation.  For with this verse – they try to equate God’s WRATH that is to come on the LAST DAY of this Human Race to Judge unsaved mankind with the Great Tribulation.  But Christ’s True Eschatology proclaims that the Great Tribulation is NOT the same Event as the LAST DAY’S WRATH. 

Christ did NOT go to the Cross to deliver us “Elect” from the prophesied time of Great Tribulation – HARDLY!!!  He would be contradicting Himself if that were true because He prophesied that we “Elect” would be going through the Great Tribulation.  CLEARLY -- Christ went to the Cross to deliver us “Elect” from the WRATH that would come upon us for our sins which is being thrown into HELL at Christ’s 2nd Coming and what the Bible calls “the 2nd Death.”

That’s why a New Covenant Relationship with Christ which takes away our sins is a Prerequisite to entering Heaven when we die and also for being RAPTURED on the LAST DAY.  And it’s also why Christ had Paul prophesied explicitly that if we have a New Covenant Relationship with Christ -- then we have ALREADY been delivered from the WRATH which is to come at the 2ndComing of Christ on the LAST DAY when we read:

“For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in (to Heaven) we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; 10 And to wait for his Son from Heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us (past tense) from the WRATH to come.” (CLEARLY – that verse declares that we who have been saved by Christ have ALREADY been delivered from WRATH)  (1st Thessalonians 1:9-10)

The trouble that Dispensational Pre-Millennialists have with Christ’s Timing of the Rapture when Christ Himself REVEALS that the Rapture happens AFTER the Great Tribulation -- gets back to their erroneously separating the Body of Christ into 2 separate groups: 1) The Nation of Israel with their claiming that ALL of the Jews are Christ’s True “Chosen People” and who Dispensationalists proclaim that the Bible calls “the Elect”--  and 2) The New Testament Church.

Christ uses the Words “Elect and Chosen” Interchangeably

Dispensationalists claim that “the Elect” in Matthew Chapter 24 refers to only “THE JEWS” in The Nation of Israel today and that these verses that speak of the Great Tribulation do NOT apply to those of us who they think are part of The New Testament Church which they say will have been Raptured even BEFORE the Great Tribulation occurs.  NOT ACCORDING TO CHRIST!!!  For when Christ teaches that it is for the “Elect’s” sake that He is cutting these Days of Great Tribulation short – He is referring to His ONE TRUE BODY of Believers which is made up of a Remnant of both Jews and Gentiles that are still alive on Earth before His 2nd Coming.  

In other words -- the “Elect” that Christ is cutting the Great Tribulation short for applies to those of us who are His True Prophets who are existing now in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem in our saved soul existence on Earth today fighting this Final Spiritual Battle that must occur as a prelude to His 2nd Coming which Christ also prophesied was the Final Event in Human History.

What Dispensationalists have failed to realize in their ZEAL to prove their “New Testament Church Gets Raptured BEFORE the Great Tribulation Theory” -- is that the words “Chosen” and “Elect” are the same EXACT words that are used interchangeably in the Bible to mean “the saved Jews of the Spirit” -- which are all of us that Christ has chosen to save out of this world by His GRACE regardless of RACE. 

On the Old Testament side of the Cross – the Old Testament Congregation were called “the chosen and the Elect” when Moses wrote:

Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the Earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a Kingdom of priests and a Holy Nation.  These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.” (Exodus 19:5-6)

 

And after the Cross Christ had Peter declare to those of us in His Holy Nation which is “the Israel of God” -- the same EXACT thing that He had Moses declare to His Holy Nation in the Old Testament Days.  And that was that He had chosen to save a REMNANT from all the Nations of the world after the Cross that would make up His ONE BODY of Believers and His Holy Nation.  In other words -- this Holy Nation would include His “Chosen and Elect” SONS OF GOD from every Nation on Earth just as Christ prophesied to Abraham that he would one day be the Father of MANY NATIONS. 

And that is why Christ had Peter prophesy that we “Elect” and “Chosen” after the Cross would also be part of that “Chosen Generation” which the Old Testament Saints belonged to when we read:

But you are a Chosen Generation, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1st Peter 2:9)

So the small remnant of Old Testament “Elect” in Abraham’s Day grew into a VAST Holy Nation of God which after the Cross included a remnant that Christ had chosen from every Nation on Earth.  And what Christ prophesied to Abraham -- that he would become the Father of MANY Nations – has today been FULFILLED.  And that TRUTH just confirms again that Christ only has ONE TRUE BODY of believers – NOT 2 separate bodies as Dispensational Pre-Millennialists teach which they say are: 1) The Nation of Israel – and 2) The New Testament Church and never the twain shall mix. 

Christ is declaring in His Apocalyptic Discourse of Matthew 24 that “the Elect” and “Chosen” ONE TRUE BODY and Holy Nation of Christ living before His 2nd Coming are the ones who will be going through a time of Great Tribulation on Earth when He LOOSES Satan to fight the Final Spiritual Battle that must take place as a prelude to His 2ndComing.  And that MANY False Prophets would be trying to deceive us True Prophets with their Doctrines of Demons and False Eschatology which would be the #1 SIGN of His 2nd Coming.   But FORTUNATELY -- Christ prophesied that not only can we True Prophets of His NOT be deceived into Hell with their LIES – but that He has cut these Days of Great Tribulation short for our sake. 

And AGAIN the proof of that is that the word “Chosen” used in Exodus 19:5-6 and 1st Peter 2:9 is the very same word “Elect” that Christ used in Matthew Chapter 24.  THINK ABOUT IT!!!  Christ only has ONE TRUE BODY of Believers – NOT two.  And He wrote all the Apocalyptic Literature of the Bible for us True Prophets of His so that we wouldn’t be “taken by surprise” like the False Prophets will be when they realize that when the Rapture takes place at the END of the Great Tribulation just as Christ prophesied -- that they have been “Left Behind” because they REFUSED to believe Christ’s True Eschatology.

According to Christ’s Eschatology -- Rev. 3:10 is Not an Escape from the Great Tribulation

and Rev. 4:1 is Not the Rapture!

Dispensational Pre-Millennialists have misquoted and mishandled both the teaching of who will go through the Great Tribulation and the Timing of the Rapture.  For they prophesy that Revelation 4:1 refers to the Scripture that they say proves that The New Testament Church is Raptured before the Great Tribulation begins.  When CLEARLY – Revelation Chapter 4 does NOT REVEAL the Timing of the Rapture when we read:

“After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in Heaven.  And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” (Rev. 4:1)

Dispensationalists are just WRONG in their belief that the Rapture of the Church takes place at the time of Revelation 4:1 -- after which they say comes the “what will take place later” which are the Final Events of History.  While Eschatology is of course the study of the Millennial Kingdom of Christ and His DIVINE PLAN concerning the Final Events of History which is “what must take place later” in John’s prophecy – that is why it is vitally important to know if Christ’s Eschatology was what Dispensational Pre-Millennialists teach about THE RAPTURE and the 2ndComing of Christ and the Final Events of History or NOT.  For if they are NOT “what takes place later” – then Houston we have a problem in Christendom because now MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of Professed Christians have now been DECEIVED that Revelation 4:1 is the timing of the Rapture. 

It’s also important to understand that Dispensationalists believe that Revelation 4:1 not only is the Timing of the Rapture – but that it marks the beginning of what they claim is the 7 Year Tribulation Period – and that the 7 Year Tribulation Period is Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy that they believe will begin and take place AFTER the Rapture of The New Testament Church.  And that during this 70th Week Period Christ will finish His discipline of The Nation of Israel and begin His Judgment of the unbelieving world as described in Revelation Chapters 4-19.  Also they teach that it is halfway through this 7 Year Tribulation Period that the Great Tribulation will begin.  NONE of which Christ prophesied because NONE of that is TRUE.

And they base some of this what I call “the Rapture Me Before the Great Tribulation Eschatology” on their erroneous belief that the Church is NOT mentioned after Revelation 4:1.  But just for the record – the basic premise of their “Futurist viewpoint” of Eschatology is that they believe that the majority of the prophecies in Revelation still await a future – LITERAL fulfillment.  This view of interpreting The Book of Revelation is very popular today -- particularly among Dispensationalists.  It is also the Eschatological viewpoint used by the bestselling Left Behind” series that the Late Tim LaHaye was the Author of which is Pre-Millennialism and Pre-Tibulationalism.  Those who hold this view generally believe that everything after Revelation Chapter 3 will be fulfilled in the Future. 


As a Post-Great Tribulationist I beg to differ and So would Christ!

CLEARLY – they have gotten this verse of Revelation 4:1 being the Timing of the Rapture all WRONG.  AND HERE’S WHY -- this verse refers to Christ REVEALING the Final Events in History to John in his 7 Visions -- NOT The New Testament Church LITERALLY going into Heaven at the Rapture – HARDLY!!!  First of all – this verse applies to only John who was most definitely “in the Spirit” only when he went to Heaven as God REVEALS to him the 7 visions of the Final Events of History which are to come before the time of His 2nd Coming.  And if John is “in the Spirit” – and this is NOT a physical Rapture of John to Heaven – then how can this be compared to a physical Rapture of The New Testament Church at this time in History?! 

Since John is flesh and blood like all of us Humans -- he most definitely could NOT go to Heaven in his body of sinful flesh and then come back again.  For the Bible is EXPLICITLY CLEAR when it says that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of Heaven” – NOR can man leave his body of sinful flesh and blood and LITERALLY go to Heaven and then come back to Earth into his Earthly body again as so many have claimed they have done!!!

Men have made a lot of money claiming “out of body experiences” today when they say that they have left their bodies and have gone to Heaven and talked with Christ and have seen what Heaven looks like and then have come back to Earth to live again in their bodies of “flesh and blood.”  I DON’T THINK SO!!!  For according to John 3:13 – Christ says that only HE has ever gone to Heaven as “The Son of Man.”  And that only possible because Christ’s Body was SINLESS – while our bodies are NOT.  For NO sinful body of man shall ever enter Heaven or Heaven would be defiled by sin and that is why Christ had John prophesy:

“NO ONE has ascended to Heaven but He who came down from Heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in Heaven.” (John 3:13)

No man can go to Heaven in these bodies of sinful Flesh and Blood – for if they did then Heaven would NOT be a sinless Paradise but would be contaminated by sin like this Earth is defiled by sin.  Which is why Christ’s DIVINE PLAN is to destroy this sin-cursed Earth by FIRE on the LAST DAY because man and the sin-cursed Earth we live on has been defiled by sin and will always be contaminated by the EVILNESS of sin.  Christ also had John write that NO sinner shall be allowed to Enter Heaven when he prophesied that the essence of Heaven’s Bliss is the TOTAL ABSENCE OF SIN when we read:

But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.” (for if sin were permitted to enter Heaven it would be ruined because sin would forever disrupt the Peace of Heaven and destroy it’s joy and defile its beauty) (Rev. 21:27)

That’s why it was only “in the Spirit” that Christ REVEALED the events to come in History to John while John was very much still on this Earth in his body.  In other words – John was NEVER Raptured up to Heaven PHYSICALLY for his REVELATIONS of the Final Events of History – meaning he was never LITERALLY in Heaven in his “Flesh and blood” body of sin.  And HONESTLY – that is why this verse can NOT be used to compare the physical Rapture of those of us in Christ’s Book of Life on the LAST DAY of this Human Race which is the Day that Christ REVEALS the Rapture will take place with John receiving his 7 Visions which is what is being described in Revelation 4:1.    

This CRYPTIC LANGUAGE of Revelation 4:1 simply means that John was SPIRITUALLY in the Kingdom of Heaven for the REVELATION of his 7 Visions in which Christ REVEALED the Final Events of History to John.  He never went to Heaven physically.  But certainly while John was in Heaven in his Spirit – he was shown that all of us “saved Jews of the Spirit” were existing in our saved soul existence in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem either in Heaven or in Heaven on EARTH.  But this verse was NEVER meant to refer to the Future Rapture of the New Testament Church as Dispensationalists prophesy today.

Christ was Not a Pre-Tribulationist but a Post-Great Tribulationist!

CLEARLY – Dispensationalist are Pre-Tribulationists who are Futurists who teach that there is a Pre-Trib Rapture erroneously based on Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy which they say is yet Future.  And their Eschatological viewpoint is also WRONG which is Pre-Millennialism that teaches that Christ’s Millennial Kingdom hasn’t begun yet either but is Future.  And I would say that in Christ’s eyes that would mean “3 strikes and you’re OUT!!!”

And if that wasn’t bad enough -- Dispensationalists are relentless in their quoting Revelation 4:1 as the Rapture and then remarking that the church is NOT seen on earth again until Revelation 19 when believers return to earth for the Millennial reign of Christ.  Pre-Tribulationists reason that since the church is not mentioned as being on earth during the Great Tribulation after Revelation 4:1-- then John’s removal to Heaven to receive his vision which they claim was PHYSICAL – NOT Spiritual must be equated with the Rapture.  Hal Lindsey like all good Dispensationalists gives us an example of the typical Pre-Tribulationist’s  misunderstanding of this verse when he writes in his Book “There’s a New World Coming” on pages 59-61:

“It’s important to note that the Church has been the main theme of Revelation until Chapter 4.  Starting with this chapter, the Church isn’t seen on earth again until Chapter 19, where we suddenly find it returning to earth with Christ as He comes to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.... Although Revelation 4:1 does not specifically refer to Christ’s reappearance at the Rapture, I believe that the Apostle John’s departure for heaven after the church era closes in Chapter 3 and before the tribulation chronicle begins in Chapter 6 strongly suggests a similar catching away for the Church.” (End of quote)

 

The typical Pre-Tribulationist’s arguments offered to explain Revelation 4:1 as the Rapture -- REVEAL a pattern of imposing one’s presuppositions onto a text without any exegetical justification whatsoever -- and also of finding subtle meaning between words and/or phrases that were never intended by Christ AT ALL to explain the Final Events of History.  Pre-Tribulationists spiritualize or ignore passages that contradict the Pre-Tribulational paradigm while imposing their Pre-Millennial Eschatological viewpoint upon passages that actually teach the unity of the whole Eschatological Teachings of Christ. 

In other words – the Eschatological teachings of Christ consists of: The Rapture – His 2nd Coming – the General Resurrection – and the Final Judgment of Satan and the False Prophets in his Spiritual Kingdom of “Babylon the Great.”  All of which Christ’s True Eschatology teaches occur on the same day - which is the LAST DAY of this Human Race.

 

What Christ Meant to Convey with Revelation 3:10

 

Dispensational Pre-Millennialists who are also Pre-Tribulationists in their what I call the “New Testament Church gets Raptured BEFORE the Great Tribulation Eschatology” -- love to use Revelation 3:10 as a Scripture which they claim declares that Christ REVEALS explicitly that The New Testament Church will be RAPTURED BEFORE the Great Tribulation.  But this is just more “sleight of hand” and deception on their part to prove their False Eschatology of the Final Events of History.

HONESTLY – one can use Revelation 3:10 to make the claim that The New Testament Church won’t go through the Great Tribulation if they want – but Christ’s Eschatology tells THE TRUTH -- that the Rapture won’t happen until AFTER the Great Tribulation and the LAST DAY of this Human Race when the Sun will be darkened and the Moon will not give its light and the Heavenly bodies are shaken with the stars falling from the sky.  And unless I’ve missed something – when that day happens it will be END OF THE WORLD which means that are no more days after the Rapture for there to be 7 Years of Tribulation followed by 1000 years of Christ reigning on Earth.  

In other words – Christ taught that the Great Tribulation happens BEFORE the Final Day of Judgment.  And that we “Elect” are here going through the Great Tribulation and will be Raptured right AFTER the Great Tribulation and before the 7th Plague which is also when the LAST 3rd WOE is poured out.  And that is when we read Christ prophesied that the Timing of the Rapture will occur when He prophesied with these words that can’t get much PLAINER:

“Immediately AFTER the (Great) Tribulation of those days the Sun will be darkened, and the Moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from Heaven, and the powers of the Heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in Heaven, and then all the tribes of the Earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of Heaven with power and Great Glory. 31 And He will send His Angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His Elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other.” (Matthew 24:29-31)

Christ explicitly taught that EVERYONE on Earth living before His 2nd Coming will be going through this time of Great Tribulation.  In other words – He explicitly teaches that the Rapture described in His Apocalyptic Discourse in the verses above happens on the LAST DAY as we read in John 6:39, 40, 44 and 54.  And Christ of course knew that it was part of His DIVINE PLAN that once He had finished saving His REMNANT in all the Nations of the World – that then He would take His restraint off of Satan and LOOSE him from the Bottomless Pit to fight this Final Spiritual Battle which is a prelude to His 2nd Coming. 

And that the LOOSING of Satan would cause EVIL and immorality to spread around the Globe like wildfire along with the LIES of False Religions and Doctrines of Demons that would DECEIVE many which Christ REVEALED to John in his 7th Vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 20.  And the fact that it is pretty obvious that He has taken His restraint off of Satan now with all of the EVIL in this World just tells how close we are to THE RAPTURE.

But note carefully that the word “tribulation” is NOWHERE to be found in Revelation 3:10 but is read into that verse by Dispensational Pre-Millennialists who are trying to make a point that The New Testament Church will be taken out in the Rapture BEFORE the Great Tribulation even begins when we read 

“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial (the King James Version says “temptation” – I am using the NKJV which says “hour of trial”) which shall come upon the whole world (notice also that it does NOT say just The Nation of Israel but the “whole world”), to test those who dwell on the Earth.” (Revelation 3:10)

 

CLEARLY – Christ says that the “hour of trial” is the time of “temptation” that will come on the whole worldindicating that everyone is in Bible Prophecy and will be going through these Final Events of History that Christ has outlined in His Eschatology and DIVINE PLAN.   World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts who are Dispensational Pre-Millennialists have read these verses and then have declared to their followers of the Pre-Trib Rapture Group:

 

“Christ is talking about the Great Tribulation Period in this verse.  And He says that He will keep us from the Great Tribulation by RAPTURING us BEFORE the Great Tribulation even starts.”  I DON’T THINK SO!!!  Christ NEVER said that!!!

 

 HONESTLY – Christ says nothing about a Great tribulation period in Revelation 3:10 – for He specifically says “temptation” or “hour of trial” – NOT “Great Tribulation.”  One has to realize that The Book of Revelation was written when there was GREAT persecution of “the saved Jews of the Spirit” by “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh.”  And that’s why Christ had John call “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” who were persecuting His “saved Jews of the Spirit” by the not-so-flattering description of “the Synagogue of Satan Jews.”  For Christ was obviously NOT pleased with these persecutors of His True Prophets and that is why He called them when He was on Earth “the children of the Devil” and of “Hell.”

 

The CRYPTIC MESSAGE that Christ wanted to convey with Revelation 3:10 is that that every “true saved Jew of the Spirit” who has kept the word of Christ faithfully since the time John penned those words for Christ -- have all been kept from “the hour of trial” or “temptation” in principle.  For Christ is the one who keeps all of us from falling or failing in our times of trials and temptations on this Earth in each of our own lifetimes.  But that verse is in NO way  prophesying that The New Testament Church will be “taken out of the world” to avoid tribulation when it becomes GREAT after the LOOSING of Satan. 

 

If that were TRUE – then Christ would be contradicting Himself.  For He explicitly prophesied that everyone living before His 2nd Coming would be going through a time of Great Tribulation because He was going to take His Restraint off of Satan and LOOSE him to fight the Final Spiritual Battle which MUST occur as a prelude to His 2ndComing.  THINK ABOUT IT!!!  Christ did NOT mean to imply that He would RAPTURE the Church in Revelation 3:10 – for clearly He REVEALED to both Daniel and John in their visions that the Final Spiritual Battle had to be fought between the Spiritual Kingdom of Heaven and the Spiritual Kingdom of Satan in order for THE RAPTURE to occur.

 

The word “temptation” that is used in Revelation 3:10 is the Greek word [peirasmos] which means “Trial or Testing” – it is NEVER translated “tribulation” – for they are two entirely different words – REALLY!!!  The word “tribulation” is [thlipsis] which means “persecution or affliction” -- and that word is never translated “temptation” in the Bible.  Dispensationalists take the word “temptation” or “trial” which is used liberally all throughout the Scriptures -- and make the claim that Christ is talking about the Great Tribulation Period in Revelation 3:10 without so much as one confirming passage which backs that claim up.

 

HONESTLY – to say that where the word “temptation” is found anywhere in Scripture means the Great Tribulation Period is just absurd.  For if that were true -- then all sorts of verses would become ridiculous by that definition of the word.  We living today in this 21st Century need to remember that “the Modus Operandi” of Satan has ALWAYS been to DECEIVE.  And one has to hand it to Satan – for he has done a really good job of DECEIVING Dispensational Pre-Millennialists about the Timing of the Rapture coming BEFORE the Great Tribulation when Christ explicitly says the Rapture happens AFTER the Great Tribulation and that His “Elect” will be here on Earth going through it.

 

The  Great Tribulation has now Come on the Whole World as a Testing of our Faith

While Dispensationalists attempt to use Revelation 3:10 to prove that The New Testament Church will NOT be here during the Great Tribulation -- the actual language of the whole Earth being “tried” and “tested” and that those who overcome in this time of trial are being made a pillar in God’s Temple contradicts that LIE.   For Christ explicitly prophesied that we “Elect” would be going through a time of Great Tribulation along with everyone else on Earth – and that we “Elect” will overcome because we are IN CHRIST – while those NOT IN CHRIST will be DECEIVED when He had John prophesy:   

“ He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the Temple of My God, and he shall go out no more.  I will write on him the Name of My God and the Name of the City of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of Heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.” (it is in this SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem that we “saved Jews of the Spirit” exist here on Earth now in our saved soul existence waiting for Christ to deliver us at the RAPTURE to the New Heavens and the New Earth) (Revelation 3:12)

CLEARLY – this Final Spiritual Battle is a matter of MIND CONTROL – and Satan is good at using the Liberal Left Godless Lamstream Media and every advancement man has made today in telecommunications in controlling the REPROBATE MINDS of the masses around the Globe.  One can only have a sound mind which is THE MIND OF CHRIST if the Holy Spirit is indwelling us – and remember Christ told the Pharisees and the Sadducee who were the Esteemed Religious Jewish Leaders of His Day that their minds were defiled because they were of their Father – THE DEVIL. 

The reprobate and defiled mind of the people of Israel foreshadows what we see happening today – for their minds had definitely been given over to the “prince or ruler of this world” in the Days of the Apostles and Christ to yell “Crucify Him – Crucify Him” and have the very God of the Universe put to death.  And that “prince” who controlled their minds -- unlike the “Prince of Peace” that Daniel 9:27 prophesies who is JESUS CHRIST -- was SATAN.  For Spiritually Satan was the King of the Pharisees and Sadducees and “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” back then and held them in Bondage which only foreshadows what is happening today.  For CLEARLY -- “darkness was reigning” then before Satan was bound at the Cross for the Esteemed Religious Leaders to yell “Crucify Him – Crucify Him” at the Passion of the Christ.  And today “darkness is again reigning” now with Satan LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle.

And that is why Christ had John prophesy that THE SONS OF PERDITION who are the False Prophets in League with Satan -- would be of ONE MIND in opposing and WARRING against Christ and us True Prophets of Christ in this Final Spiritual Battle of today when we read: 

These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to THE BEAST (who is SATAN – NOT One Particular Man of the Future!!!). 14 These will MAKE WAR with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” (which refers to us True Prophets of Christ who are going through this Final Spiritual Battle now) (Revelation 17:13-14)

Today – just like in the 1st Century – the masses of people for the most part have ONE MIND – ONE SPIRITUAL FATHER WHO IS SATAN – AND ONE CHARACTER OF “THE BEAST” WHO IS ALSO SATAN.  In other words – what is contributing to this time now of Great Tribulation is that the masses of people around the Globe collectively now have the MIND OF SATAN – NOT THE MIND OF CHRIST.  For it is obvious more with each passing day now that Christ has taken His restraint off of Satan and LOOSED him from HELL to fight this Final Spiritual Battle that must occur as a prelude to Christ’s 2nd Coming.   

And that’s what “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” on the forehead that John saw was on all of unsaved mankind in his 4th Vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 13 symbolizes.  For today “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” who represent ALL of unsaved Mankind – have one mind of ANTICHRIST.  And clearly -- it is this reprobate mind of Mankind that is now ruling the world.  For unsaved mankind has now collectively given its power to Satan to do the work of “THE BEAST” which technically is Satan’s “BEAST SYSTEM” of the oppressive and corrupt Governments of the United Nations today. 

And John saw in his 6th Vision that those who were “MARKED” invisibly by Christ with “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” were existing in Satan’s SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” in their unsaved soul existence MAKING WAR with Christ and those of us in Christ’s SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem where we True Prophets of Christ exist on Earth in our saved soul existence.  And the bad news from Daniel’s vision is that this VAST ARMY of Satan that Ezekiel called “Magog” and Christ had John also call “Magog” – would be “prevailing” against us True Prophets of Christ in this Final Spiritual Battle right up until the LAST DAY when Christ would sound the Last 7thTrumpet and part the Heavens and step back into Man’s dimension once again to END the Battle.

But – here’s where “the strong delusion” comes into play -- for in Dispensationalists’ way of thinking The New Testament Church isn’t even here during this temptation or “trial” in order to be tried.  So once again there is CONFUSION AND PANDEMIC DELUSION inspired by Satan’s MIND CONTROL of the masses and especially those who have fallen for Man’s False Eschatology which says that The New Testament Church won’t be here to be tried or tested by “temptation” but will be Raptured in a Pre-Trib Rapture before the Great Tribulation even begins.

When THE TRUTH is that Christ prophesied in Matthew Chapter 24 that believers who are “the Elect” are clearly here going through this time of Great Tribulation today.  For trial and temptations are NOTHING NEW to us followers of Christ.  For wherever there is “trial” or “tribulation” mentioned in the Bible believers are always there going through it.  And when at the end of Revelation Chapter 3 John writes that he who over comes – he is talking about overcoming the “temptations” and the “hour of trial” of the Great Tribulation.  And HONESTLY -- NO ONE is ever going to be saved but “the saved Jews of the Spirit” that Christ Himself saved from SATAN – SIN – and THE SECOND DEATH when we read:

To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” (Rev. 3:21)

Christ tells us How to Overcome in this Time of Great Tribulation Today

FORTUNATELY – we True Prophets of Christ are NOT alone going through this “hour of trial” and “Temptation” that Satan has now been LOOSED to fight the Final Spiritual Battle.  For Scripture also teaches us that where two or more are gathered together in Christ’s name that He is there in the midst of them as we read in Matthew 18:20.  In other words – The New Testament Church is spoken of as going through the Great Tribulation – but it is the True Believers of the True Eternal Universal Church of Christ who are overcoming Satan and his SATANIC LIES  to be a Pillar in the Temple of God.  While Christ REVEALED to John that it is the False Prophets who are part of the External Global Harlot Church where Satan has now taken his seat as “THE ANTICHRIST” now that he is LOOSED – who are the ones being DECEIVED.  

John saw that MANY would fall in “the hour of temptation” that is now trying the whole world.  And they will fall because of their unfaithfulness to Christ and His Word and because they have come under the “strong delusion” and the total “mind control” of Satan.  And instead of repenting of their sins -- they have given their “power and authority” to “THE BEAST” to MAKE WAR against Christ and His Word and us True Prophets of Christ bringing His Words of Truth about these End-Times.  These False Prophets might just as well be yelling “Crucify Him – Crucify Him” – for in crucifying His True Eschatology of these End-Times they are AT WAR with Him just like the Pharisees were.   

But fortunately – at the end of this time of Great Tribulation -- unlike the Great Tribulation that the Disciples went through during Christ’s crucifixion – there will be DELIVERANCE for us True Prophets of Christ who are being persecuted and reviled and hated for the Name of Christ.  For when things seems their darkest – Christ REVEALED to both Daniel and John in their visions that He would Return in all of His Glory to RAPTURE us.

Daniel was told that because of “the Abomination of Desolation” of Satan rising to rule in the Sanctuary -- that God was cleansing the Sanctuary by Judging the False Prophets there and that there would be a time of Great Tribulation for us True Prophets of Christ when we read that the Temple would be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles or “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” much like what Christ REVEALED to John in his 3rd Vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 11. Christ is definitely the one speaking to Daniel here and REVEALING the Final Events in History which include today’s Great Tribulation when we read that the Sanctuary must be cleansed as a prelude to Christ’s 2ndComing:

“Then I heard a Holy One speaking; and another Holy One said to that certain ONE who was speaking, “How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?”  And he said to me, “For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.” (Daniel 8:13-14)

CLEARLY – this time of Great Tribulation is both a time of Judgment for “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” and a time of trial and testing of our faith for us “saved Jews of the Spirit.”  And clearly -- the Bible illustrates that Christ’s People have always been the ones being “tried” in the fire to see if we will remain faithful in the face of False teachings and apostasy when in the Old Testament Christ told Zechariah that He would bring His 1/3 REMNANT through the FIRE and trials of this life and test us like gold and silver when we read:

And it shall come to pass in all the land,”(which again refers to the whole world) says the Lord, “That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, (which refers to “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh”) but one–third shall be left in it: (which refers to “the saved Jews of the Spirit”) I will bring the one–third through the fire, (and I) will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; and each one will say, the Lord is my God.’” (Zechariah 13:8-9)

And in the New Testament we read the same thing when Christ had Peter prophesy about the trials and tribulation that all of us “saved Jews of the Spirit” are going through on this Earth until the 2nd Coming of Christ to RAPTURE us when we read: “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the REVELATION of Jesus Christ (which will happen at THE RAPTURE on the LAST DAY!!!) (1st Peter 16:6-7)

Christ promised us “Elect” to keep us from the “temptations” of this World and the “deceptions” of Satan when He had Paul prophesy this TRUTH – that He was NOT going to Rapture us out of the world but that He would “keep us from the Temptations of the world” when we read:

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will NOT allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1st Cor. 10:13)

What makes the teaching of Dispensationalists UNTRUE that Revelation 3:10 is a prophecy that The New Testament Church is going to be Raptured out of  the time of Great Tribulation -- is that the word “temptations” used in all of these verses is the exact same Greek word [peirasmos] that we see in Revelation 3:10. THINK ABOUT IT!!!  Our being “tempted” by Satan to sin is NOTHING NEW to us True Believers.  And Christ has allowed that “tempting” to try and test us so that He could bring us through the FIRE and make us into a new creation that is a reflection of Himself so that we can then be used by Him to be His LIGHT in this Spiritually Dark World.   CLEARLY -- our trial of faith in this world has never been to destroy or punish us -- but to help us stand firm and strong in our Faith and endure in times of trouble.  And this time of Great Tribulation is no different.  

The CRYPTIC MESSAGE in Revelation to the Church of Philadelphia over 2000 years ago now -- was NOT just a promise to them – but also a promise to the whole Eternal Universal Church of Christ today going through this time now of Great Tribulation.  For Christ promised to keep us from the temptations of this Life no matter if we lived in 33 A.D. at the Crucifixion of Christ at His 1st Coming -- or if we are living today like we are in this 21st Century going through this prophesied time of Great Tribulation that Christ prophesied would come upon the whole world as a prelude of His soon 2nd Coming.   

In other words -- if we keep the word of Christ patiently --THEN He will keep us from the time of temptation that will come upon the whole world to try EVERYONE who is living on the Earth during this prophesied time of Great Tribulation.   So the question is NOT if we are kept from the time of trial -- but HOW we are kept from it.   And what Christ wanted to convey was that it doesn't matter whether it is in the hour of temptation that is happening today or yesterday or 500 years ago or 1000 years ago – for the promise remains the same – that if we are IN HIM then we will overcome the Devil and his temptations.


Christ gave us the Lord’s Prayer to Help us Overcome The Devil

Christ gave us the “Beautiful Lord’s Prayer” to PRAY to be delivered out of the “temptations” of everyday living in this sin-cursed world where Satan is “the ruler of this world” and “the god of this age.”  And certainly that Prayer should be every Christian’s Prayer today going through this prophesied time of Great Tribulation more than ever – which is no doubt why Christ encourages us to Pray this prayer on a daily basis knowing that Satan is our biggest Adversary trying to destroy us and our witness to others here on this Earth. 

And that is also why Christ had Peter write: Be sober, be vigilant; because your Adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1st Peter 5:8)  Just like the “Lord’s Prayer” this verse is NOT about a Future Evil Antichrist that we should pray to be delivered from -- but SATAN.  And even though he was bound at the Cross -- he is still “the ruler of this world of unsaved mankind” and “the god of the unsaved in this Present Age of Humanity and he has ALWAYS been free to DECIEVE those Christ chose NOT to write in His Book of Life. 

CLEARLY – Satan is a Spirit Being and he can NOT be contained by LITERAL chains as Christ REVEALED to John in his 7th Vision which was only a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of the binding of Satan by Christ’s Victory over him at the Cross.  But make no mistake – Satan has still been free to “tempt” all of Mankind to sin and to deceive those with “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” existing in their unsaved souls existence here on Earth in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great.”  And because Satan has so much MIND CONTROL over those who follow him -- that is why Christ gave us who have been invisibly marked with His “MARK OF SALVATION” which is the Blood of the Lamb -- the Lord’s prayer to pray daily which is a prayer that Christ would deliver us from SATAN when we read:

And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from THE EVIL ONE. (which refers to SATAN – NOT one Particular Man of the Future who will be “THE ANTICHRIST” but hasn’t even stepped up on the stage of Human History yet as Dispensationalists teach) For Yours is the Kingdom (NOW) and the power and the Glory forever.” (and this refers to the present Millennial Kingdom which came on Earth at Christ’s 1st Coming – and to the Kingdom to come in the New Heavens and the New Earth at His soon 2nd Coming) (Matthew 6:13-14)

CLEARLY – the “EVIL ONE” spoken of in this Prayer could NOT be a Future Antichrist – for why would Christ give His Disciples and all of us True Prophets of His starting in the 1st Century until this 21st Century of TODAY instructions to pray to be delivered from an EVIL MAN who wouldn’t even show up until the End of the world?!  He wouldn’t – Christ was talking about the Supreme Antichrist of this world who is SATAN being “the Evil one” – and that we should pray to be delivered from the temptations of Satan and his deceptions and LIES!!! 

The Lord’s Prayer does NOT tell us to pray to be taken out of the world in a Secret Rapture of The New Testament Church either -- unless I’m missing something?!  For again -- the word “temptation” in that verse like all of the other verses in Scripture where the word “temptation” is used -- is the EXACT SAME WORD [peirasmos] that we read in Revelation 3:10 – REALLY!!!  There’s just no doubt that Christ is instructing us “saved Jews of the Spirit” to pray to be “delivered from the temptations” of this world.  And that He is promising to deliver us if we REMAIN IN HIM and His Word just as He was promising the believers in the Church at Philadelphia in Revelation 3:10 in John’s day on Earth who were also going through great persecution and were also praying that Christ would deliver them.

The Promise is that in trial – testing -- or temptation -- which are all are the same Greek word – is that we True Prophets of Christ will be delivered out of the temptation and deceptions of Satan if we REMAIN in Christ and His teachings and Words of TRUTH.  That we’ll be kept from being DECEIVED through being IN CHRIST – NOT that we will be “taken out” of the World in a Pre-Trib Rapture BEFORE the time of Great Tribulation even begins as Dispensationalists MUST be praying for every day with the World spinning out of control the way that it is now. 

But sadly – they are praying IN VAIN – because Christ promised that we would be “delivered” out of “temptation” – NOT out of the world.  For being delivered out of this World won’t come until the very LAST DAY of this Human Race.  In other words – Christ explicitly prophesied in His Apocalyptic Discourse that we True Prophets of His would be here with everyone else in the World going through the temptations that have now come upon the whole world to test us all in this prophesied time of Great Tribulation.  For Christ REVEALED to both Daniel and John in their visions that we “Elect” or “saved Jews of the Spirit” would be in the “hour” of Great Testing when Satan would be WARRING against Christ and us True Prophets of Christ and would be “prevailing” against us as we read in Daniel 7 and Revelation 17 when John wrote:

“The ten horns which you saw are ten Kings who have received no Kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for ONE HOUR (which refers to this time now of Great Tribulation!!!) as Kings with THE BEAST. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to THE BEAST. (who is SATAN – NOT a Future Evil Man who will become “THE ANTICHRIST” sometime in the near Future) 14 These will MAKE WAR with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” (which proves that we who are in the Army of Christ today are fighting this Final Spiritual Battle along with Christ – NOT Raptured out of the Battle) (Rev. 17:12-14)

 

 

And just to drive His point home -- Christ also REVEALED to Daniel just like He did to John -- that we True Prophets of His would be in the Final Spiritual Battle and that Satan and his False Prophets would be “prevailing” against us right up until THE RAPTURE and the 2nd Coming of Christ when Christ had Daniel prophesy this TRUTH the same way that Christ later REVEALED it to John in his 6th Vision:

“Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth BEAST, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet; 20 and the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows.

“I was watching; and the same horn (which refers to “the little” who is SATAN) was MAKING WAR against the saints, and prevailing against them, until the Ancient of Days came, (who is Christ) and a Judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the Kingdom.” (which will happen on the LAST DAY at Christ’s 2nd Coming to Rapture us “Elect”) (Daniel 7:19-22)

According to what Christ REVEALED to both Daniel and John in their visions -- we True Prophets of Christ will definitely be in this “hour of Great Tribulation” fighting this Final Spiritual Battle -- but Christ will bring us safely out of the hour or time of temptation -- which is our trial of faith today.  And Christ contrasts bringing us True Prophets of His out of the “hour of temptation” from the False Prophets who when tried by evil fall headlong into it.  They are deceived by it like a bird is snared in a trap.  But Christ tells us that our prayer should be that we will NOT be brought into this trap of temptation -- but delivered out of it.  And The Lord’s prayer teaches us to pray to be delivered from “the Evil One” who is Satan and his many temptations to SIN so that we will be kept until Christ’s 2nd Coming. 

Christ said to Be of Good Cheer Because He Has Overcome Satan

This time of Great Tribulation when Satan is LOOSED to DECEIVE the Nations that John saw in his 7th Vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 20 -- is a time of tremendous MIND CONTROL when “darkness will reign” with Satan LOOSED along with the 200 MILLION Demonic Army from Hell that Christ REVEALED to John would be LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle that we are in NOW. 

HONESTLY – if we could see this VAST DEMONIC ARMY of Satan’s LOOSED from HELL along with him by Christ to fight this Final Spiritual Battle it would look much like the scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s story “The Return of the King” in “The Lord of the Rings” – REALLY!!!  Viggo Mortensen who plays “Aragorn” in that Movie reminds me so much of what I imagine Christ looks like today leading this Final Spiritual Battle when we are seeing much like they did in the Movie the huge “Black Gate” open and a VAST ARMY of demonic creatures descending upon them.  But before that happened “Aragorn” rode before them on his horse and said just what I think Christ is saying to us today in this time of Great Tribulation riding as John saw on a White Stallion – that His Words would be just like Aragorn’s when Aragorn said:

“Hold your ground – hold your ground!  I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.  A day may come when the courage of men fail – when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship.  BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY!!!  An hour of wolves and shattered shields – when the Age of men comes crashing down.  BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY – THIS DAY WE FIGHT!!!”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t4xMgrpjBs

Much like that awesome Movie of “The Return of the King” in “The Lord of the Rings” -- John saw that there would be extremely Great Tribulation for us True Prophets of Christ before Christ’s 2nd Coming when he saw 200 Million Demons LOOSED along with Satan from HELL to fight this Final Spiritual Battle.  But Christ REVEALED to John that if we True Prophets of Christ remained IN HIM and rooted in His word -- that we would be delivered out of the time of temptation when the time of trial or tempting comes upon the whole world that is going to test everyone on Earth.  That Christ will give us the courage to STAND AND FIGHT THE LIES and Falsehoods of Satan’s False Prophets when most of Mankind is DECEIVED by Satan’s “strong delusions” and SATANIC LIES and the mind control of his vast Demonic Army of 200 MILLION DEMONS now LOOSED from “the Bottomless Pit” which is HELL!!! 

Christ also had Paul prophesy the same thing when we read that when this “Day of Evil” comes when Satan is LOOSED -- that we True Prophets of Christ should NOT pray to be Raptured in a Pre-Trib Rapture -- but that we should be strapping on the whole Armor of God because we are going to have to fight to the DEATH for our survival against Satan and His False Prophets and their LIES when Paul prophesied:

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of THE DEVIL (NOT a Future Antichrist!!!). 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the Heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in THE EVIL DAY (which refers to this Day of Great Tribulation that Christ said is the Great Tribulation and “hour” of SPRITUAL WARFARE with Satan and his False Prophets), and having done all, to stand.”

CLEARLY – Satan’s False Prophets fight with their evil slandering tongues – but Christ tells us to fight with THE WORD OF TRUTH and PRAYER when He had Paul write:

“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with TRUTH, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of THE WICKED ONE (who again is SATAN – NOT a Future Antichrist!!!). 17 And take the helmet of Salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; PRAYING always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known THE MYSTERY of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” (which is my prayer too!!!) (Ephesians 6:10-19)

 

And CLEARLY – what Christ had Paul write is confirmed in the Lord’s prayer when Christ instructs us to pray that He will keep us from the temptations of the World – NOT to be taken out of the world in a Secret Rapture.  And that is what Revelation 3:10 means in CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE when we read:

“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly!  Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the Temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of Heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.” (Revelation 3:10-12)

To be sure -- if we are faithful to Christ and His True Eschatology of these End-Times -- then He will see to it that we overcome all temptations IN HIM in this prophesied time now of GREAT TRIBULATION.  It’s the only way and the only security that we have today when the World is falling apart all around us – for there is no special temptation that God will take us out of the world to AVOID – REALLY!!!  That is a myth that Dispensationalists promote when Christ’s Word tells us THE TRUTH which can’t be reiterated enough when we read again:

“Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1stCor. 10:11-13)

And make no mistake – Christ does NOT have Paul teach that the way of escape would be through a Pre-Trib Rapture – but to escape the temptations of this world by being IN CHRIST.  And again – the word “temptation” used above in 1st Corinthians is the same word [peirasmos]) that Christ had John use when he wrote that Christ will keep “The Eternal Universal Church” from during the “hour” of temptation in Revelation 3:10.   And note that Christ says the “temptation” will never be greater than we can bear which is a very important point to keep in mind – that there is No Temptation in this world that is greater than those of us who belong to the True Eternal Universal Church of Christ can bear if we are IN CHRIST.  And that logically – Biblically -- and rationally would include the temptation that is spoken of in Revelation 3:10 also which is today’s prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION – THINK ABOUT IT!!!


Christ Promised us Peace with Him -- but War with Satan and the World

Christ’s Word can be counted as true and trustworthy.  And clearly He doesn’t say that He will keep us from temptation – but that if the temptation is GREAT then good luck we’re on our OWN.  I DON’T THINK SO!!!  He never promised to Rapture us out of this Great Tribulation but to keep us THROUGH IT when He prophesied:

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation; (and before His 2nd Coming He promised Great Tribulation after He took His Restraint off of Satan and his Demonic Army to fight this Final Spiritual Battle of today) but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

CLEARLY – Christ came to bring PEACE – but it was a peace that surpasses all understanding which is a Peace that one receives by being saved and Eternally secure IN CHRIST.  For in this World Christ prophesied that there will be wars and rumors of wars between Nations right up until His 2nd Coming and THE RAPTURE on the LAST DAY of this Human Race.  And He also wanted to convey the CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL HIDDEN MESSAGE that when He prophesied in His Apocalyptic Discourse that Kingdom would rise against Kingdom – that it would include the Final Spiritual Battle of today when the Spiritual Kingdom of Satan would WAGE WAR against the Spiritual Kingdom of Christ in one last Final Spiritual Battle of Good and Evil on this Earth before the Final Day of Judgment.  And that is the Battle of “Armageddon” and “Gog and Magog” that is raging around the Globe right now which is causing this Great Tribulation!!!

Temptation is hard to go through whether it’s great or small – for USUALLY Satan is tempting us to sin which comes naturally for ALL of us since we ALL have been born with a sin nature.  What Dispensationalists do is almost laughable if it wasn’t such A LIE – for they paint the Great Tribulation as 7 Years of PURE HELL on Earth with almost 4 BILLION people dying of the 7 Plagues being poured out and an Evil Antichrist marking everyone physically with the number 666 which is the “MARK OF THE BEAST.”  And they say that anyone without this branded number on their right hand or forehead will NOT even be able to buy food so they will starve to death if they refuse to take “THE MARK OF THE BEAST.”  And on and on and on the LIES goes until most Christians are begging Christ on their hands and knee for a Pre-Trib Rapture.

When Christ’s True Eschatology says that people will be eating and drinking and marrying and go on with Life as normal and usual and not even be aware that “The Day of the Lord” has come until the very Heavens are parted and Christ steps back into Man’s dimension on the LAST DAY.  And that when Christ finally does part the very Heavens and steps back into Man’s dimension to Rapture us True Prophets of His -- that the False Prophets will be unaware that the Final Spiritual Battle was even going on.  But clearly – that will NOT be the case for us True Prophets of Christ who are fighting to our Death here on Earth now trying to stand up for Christ’s TRUTHS in EXPOSING the LIES of Man’s False Eschatology. 

HONESTLY – if I had just witnessed almost 4 BILLION people die of the LAST 7 Plagues being poured out over 7 Years of Tribulation as Dispensationalists claim will happen after the Secret Rapture -- I don’t think that even Christ could help me endure that if I had been “Left Behind” – REALLY!!!  And THANK GOD that is NOT in Christ’s True DIVINE PLAN – for He prophesied explicitly that people will be taken by surprise when He comes as “a thief in the night” when we read:

“Behold, I am coming as a thief.  Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”  16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.” (Revelation 16:15-16)

By contrast – the Pre-Trib Rapture Enthusiasts claim that Revelation Chapter 3:10 promises that the temptation will be so GREAT that Christ will just HAVE to take His Church out of the World in a Pre-Trib Rapture because the 7 Plagues are going to kill over half of the World’s population which is almost 4 BILLION people -- when He NEVER implied that AT ALL.  Christ has been pouring out especially the first 4 of the 7 Plagues since John penned The Book of Revelation for Him – and He REVEALED to John that those Plagues would grow in intensity until the Final Day of Judgment.  And that during the Great Tribulation that He would make a distinction between His people and Satan’s people and the LAST 3 PLAGUES which are the LAST 3 WOES would only be poured out on the unsaved souls who exist on Earth in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” that Satan rules over.  But that will have to be covered in another Commentary – for there is no time to cover it here.       

Christ says that we True Prophets of His are going to escape “the hour of temptation” all right – but NOT with a Pre-Trib Rapture!!!  For the “escape” will come by our remaining IN HIM and His Word.  In Matthew 24:13 Christ declares that we True Prophets of His will be provided with a way that we will be able to endure to the END of the Great Tribulation when we read that even though False Prophets will be DECEIVING and prevailing by promoting their False Eschatology -- that we True Prophets of Christ will NOT fall for Satan’s DECEPTION when we read:

“Then they will deliver you up to (a time of Great) Tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all Nations for My Name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many False Prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the Nations, and then the End will come. (referring to the END OF THE WORLD!!!) (Matthew 24:9-14)

In Luke 8:13 we read about those who are just “make believers” and “counterfeit Christians” when Christ tells a Parable about endurance.  And He tells of a farmer who sows seed in his field and the seed that fell on “rocky soil” did NOT SURVIVE.  Christ said: “But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.” (Luke 8:13)    

The same word [peirasmos] that is “temptation” is used here and again in Revelation 3:10.  For it just can’t be reiterated enough that Christ is conveying that there will be those who were not really saved and when the Great Tribulation occurs because they have no root but only faith in themselves and the False Eschatology of Man.  And that they will NOT escape the temptation or trial of this time of Great Tribulation but will “fall away” or Apostatize.  And that “Great Falling away from the Faith” is what Christ said would be the #1 SIGN of His 2nd Coming.  For His LOOSING of Satan to Deceive the Nations again like he was doing before he was bound at the Cross would cause this time of Great Apostasy and Falling away from the Faith.

In other words – the False Prophets who have no saving faith to patiently keep the word of God will be DECEIVED by Satan’s “strong delusions” of these End-Times and Man’s False Eschatology.   While those of us with true saving faith -- will faithfully keep the Word of Christ so that when any time of temptation comes – including and ESPECIALLY this time now of GREAT TRIBULATION -- we will escape and be able to “endure” or bear up under it.   


Christ used Symbolism and Cryptic Language to Reveal the Final Events of History

Both the Books of Daniel and The Book of Revelation are “symbolic books” -- and thus we should expect symbolism when reading the visions there that describe in SPIRITUAL CRYPTIC PICTURES AND LANGUAGE the Final Events of History.  For example -- clearly Revelation Chapter 12 is prophesying “the stars of Heaven being thrown to Earth” when we read the following CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE which does NOT describe LITERAL stars falling from Heaven – GOD FORBID!!!  For that is what Christ prophesied would happen on the LAST DAY of this Human Race and John saw this vision happening before the birth of Christ when we read – albeit in HIGHLY CRYPTIC LANGUAGE:

“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. (and that child was obviously CHRIST) 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. (which refers to Christ’s ascension after His resurrection)

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.” (which is the time of the 1st part of the 70th Week of Daniel when Christ has been confirming His Covenant of Grace with those of us that He came to Earth to save during the whole last Gospel Era now of over 2000 years when He has been building His Eternal Universal Church on Earth) (Rev. 12:3-6)

And in other Chapters we read of a star falling from Heaven and making the water wormwood -- or a pregnant woman sitting in Heaven along with these stars on her head.  CLEARLY – these verses are NOT talking about LITERAL stars – nor the LITERAL New Heavens and New Earth that Christ has now prepared for us “saved Jews of the Spirit.”  NO!!!  It’s a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL SYMBOLIC PICTURE that Christ is painting of the Spiritual Kingdom of Heaven and those who are of that Kingdom in both Heaven and Earth in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem that John saw in Revelation Chapter 20.

We can’t forget that the Final Events of History in Christ’s True Eschatology are written in CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE -- just as we can read in Revelation Chapter 1 that Christ REVEALS the mystery or secret of the symbolism prophesying that the stars that God had in his hand were really the messengers of the 7 Churches – and that the candlestick represented the 7 Churches. These stars weren’t LITERALLY stars of Heaven -- they were messengers of the 7 Churches who are us True Prophets on Earth which were represented by stars of Heaven.


What Christ meant to Reveal with the Words: “And do Not Damage the Oil and the Wine”

Some of the very 1st people that I want to see and thank when Christ Raptures us True Prophets of His on the LAST DAY will be Daniel and John -- for they were both such loyal and devoted men of God.  And because of that Christ used them both so mightily in explaining the Final Events of History to us living today now in this 21st Century going through this prophesied time of Great Tribulation as a prelude to Christ’s 2nd Coming.  CLEARLY – these two awesome Prophets of Christ saw visions of Future Events that must have boggled their minds at the time.  And in fact – Daniel tells us that he actually fainted and was sick for days after receiving some of his visions that are recorded in Daniel Chapter 8.

While Daniel had to go through the Great Tribulation of the Temple in Jerusalem being burnt to the ground and having to be drug off into Babylonian Captivity for 70 years -- John had to suffer through the Great Tribulation of the crucifixion and passion of Christ at His 1st Coming.  But clearly – John understood more thoroughly what Christ had REVEALED to Daniel – for John saw Daniel 9:27 FULFILLED when he knew personally “the Prince or Messiah” who Daniel had prophesied would come to make a New Covenant with “the many.”  And John saw and heard prophesy FULFILLED when Christ took the cup and broke the bread at the Last Super and said: For this is My blood of the NEW COVENANT, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28)

John had heard Christ teaching in parables that cut both ways like a “double-edged sword” – and he had seen how some of the Jews were enlightened who sought THE TRUTH of Christ’s Words – while others were BLINDED who rejected Christ’s Words of TRUTH.  And that was true also of the Gentiles as the Disciples spread out and took the Gospel Message of the Kingdom of Heaven into the Gentiles Nations.  For they quickly learned that only a REMNANT had been chosen to be saved by Christ when they were all killed except John for their witness by those Christ had chosen NOT to save.

John did his best with the help of Christ’s Holy Spirit of REVEALING the Truth about the Final Events of History -- but he also must have realized that Christ wanted him to REVEAL His Truths in HIDDEN CRYPTIC MESSAGES just as Christ had used parables to explain the Kingdom of Heaven.  For when the Disciples asked Christ why He taught in parables and HIDDEN CRYPTIC MESSAGES He explained:

“Because it has been given to you (meaning those of us who are “the saved Jews of the Spirit” who Christ came to confirm His New Covenant of Grace with) to know the MYSTERIES of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them (referring to “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” who Christ chose NOT to save out of this Human Race) it has NOT been given.” (Matthew 13:11)

And so when Christ REVEALED this TRUTH to John at the beginning of his 7 Visiions – no doubt John knew there was a CRYPTIC HIDDEN MESSAGE which there of course was when we read in Revelation 6:6:

“ . . . . . . And do not harm the oil and the wine”

CLEARLY – what Christ wanted to convey with this verse was that He was the rider on the 1st and last White Stallions of The Book of Revelation and the protector of us True Prophets of His from the SPIRITUAL DECEPTION of Satan.  And while He had Peter WARN us “Elect” to Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary THE DEVIL walks about like a roaring Lion, seeking whom he may devour”  --  we have Christ who is praying for us when we read:

“I pray for them. I do NOT pray for the world (meaning the unsaved in this world) but for those (remnant) whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. 10 And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the Son of perdition, (who was Judas and who stands for all those who are SONS OF PERDITION who have NOT been saved) that the Scripture might be fulfilled. . . . .

And here’s THE CLINCHER – Christ said that He was praying NOT for us to be Raptured OUT of the world even during this time now of Great Tribulation but to be delivered from the “temptations” of this world when we read:

I do NOT pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from THE EVEIL ONE. (which refers to being kept from being DECEIVED especially now in this time of Great Tribulation when Christ has taken His Restraint off of Satan and LOOSED him and his Demonic Army of 200 MILLION DEMONS to deceive the masses of unsaved Mankind now all around the Globe in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great”)   16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.” (John 17:9-20)

John was familiar with Christ’s prayer – for he wrote it for Christ!!!  And no doubt he knew that the CRYPTIC MESSAGE that Christ wanted to convey with NOT damaging the oil and the wine was also a strong message to SATAN and those in League with him which was:

Don’t Touch those Sealed with the Holy Spirit and Saved by the Blood of the Lamb!

And that is the CRYPTIC MESSAGE conveyed all throughout the awesome Book of Revelation – that Christ has us True Prophets of His covered by His Blood and saved from the wiles of THE DEVIL and his SATANIC LIES which is why Christ told us “to be of Good Cheer” even in this time now of Great Tribulation – for He has “overcome the World”!!!

Until my next Commentary I am forever and always . . . .

In His Service!!!

Mary

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