Is This Apocalypse Generation “The Great Multitude” That John Saw
Coming Out of The Great Tribulation???!!!
February 4, 2021
HONESTLY – if anyone could understand “The Great Multitude” of Christian Martyrs who John saw coming out of the prophesied Great Tribulation in his 2nd vision -- it was John!!! For John lived during the Evil and oppressive and corrupt Roman Empire when Rome crucified so many Christians that on many days they ran out of Crosses – REALLY!!! And in his 2nd vision Christ gave John a vision of the Great Multitude of “Martyrs” coming out of The GREAT TRIBULATION at the End of the Age which is the Timeframe on Christ’s Prophetic Timeline that we are living in NOW!!! And while John saw that this Great Multitude had overcome by being IN CHRIST – when John opened the 5th seal Judgment he saw them asking Christ when He was coming back to avenge their blood and the blood of ALL of His True Prophets down throughout the Ages.
Of course this is a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE that Christ painted for us to show much like “Babylon Falling” that the Fall of Babylon and the Great Tribulation must occur BEFORE the Final Deliverance and the Rapture. That we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST would be part of “The Great Multitude” going through the Great Tribulation and that we would MAKE IT – for John saw us coming OUT of the Great Tribulation – NOT Raptured before it!!!
And while I don’t know how other Christians feel – the question of that GREAT MULTITUDE of “Martyrs” asking Christ “How long, Sovereign Lord, Holy and true, until you Judge the inhabitants of the Earth and avenge our blood?” -- has been on my mind A LOT lately!!! For it is getting more obvious with each passing day that Christ has LOOSED SATAN to fight this Final Spiritual Battle of Good vs. Evil and Truth vs. Lies -- and that Satan’s “Evil Generation” will do anything to “silence and kill” what should be the FREE SPEECH and the obvious 1st Amendment Right of every person in the U.S. at least. But that is NOT the case AT ALL when Conservative CHRISTIANS are being censored right and left for saying just about ANYTHING these days!!!
And according to “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology this prophesied Final Spiritual Battle MUST OCCUR before THE RAPTURE. And so in this Commentary – I PRAY that I can give enough evidence that demands a verdict that the Great Tribulation is caused by the LOOSING of SATAN. And that the lust for power and TOTAL CONTROL that Satan and his False Prophets who are “The Elites” are now Lording over us “Elect” of Christ – is what is causing a time of GREAT TRIBULATION for those of us Christians whose voices and witness of THE TRUTH is being “silenced and killed” more by the minute.
The True CRYPTIC MESSAGE of the Meaning of the Word “Martyr”
That Christ was No Doubt Trying to Convey With “The Great Multitude”
Coming Out of the Great Tribulation
John of course was one of the 4 Disciples who went to Christ to ask when His 2nd Coming would take place when we read: “Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the END OF THE WORLD?” (Matthew 24:3) And CLEARLY – the Olivet Discourse was Christ’s ANSWER to the events that would precede the Rapture and the FINAL DELIVERANCE of His “Chosen Generation.” But fortunately for us living today asking that SAME QUESTION as I am still asking -- which is: “How long will it be before You return to DELIVER and RAPTURE us from this Great Tribulation???!!!” -- John was also given 7 visions to confirm what Christ had REVEALED to Daniel in his visions about the time of the 70th Week Prophecy which covers the events taking place from the time of Christ’s 1st Coming to His soon 2nd Coming. In other words -- the awesome Book of Revelation also prophesies the 70th Week of Daniel and what will take place BEFORE Christ’s 2nd Coming. And we living today are SO VERY BLESSED to have both of these Magnificent Books of Apocalyptic Literature in our possession to be sure!!!
And these 2 awesome Books REVEAL that the 1stPeriod of Daniel’s 70th Week has now ended. For John saw in his 3rd vision that it would end when the 2 Witnesses who represent The True Eternal Universal Church of Christ had finished their testimony of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven. And now with every Nation on Earth having been Evangelized TODAY -- that testimony and the Great Commission has now ended. Which means that the 2nd Period has now not only begun with Satan being LOOSED to “silence and kill” the WITNESS of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST – but this Final Spiritual Battle that is prophesied to take place when SATAN IS LOOSED -- is NOW causing a time of SATANIC BONDAGE and the loss of Liberties leading to Martyrdom much like it did in the 1st Century.
But there is also a CRYPTIC MESSAGE that Christ wanted to convey about “The Great Multitude” of Martyrs. For obviously He was NOT saying that a Great Multitude would be physically killed – but that our testimony of THE TRUTH would be “silenced and killed” in the losing of our FREE SPEECH which is happening TODAY. And Christ wanted us to know that the oppressive and corrupt nature of Satan’s False Prophets was NOT going to cease until the very END of this Final Spiritual Battle when John heard the “Martyrs” being told that their deliverance would NOT COME UNTIL “the full number of their fellow servants, (and) their brothers and sisters were killed just as they had been.” (in other words – not until the LAST DAY would “the silencing and killing” of our witness END!!!) (Revelation 6:9-11)
Certainly in this 21st Century the World of Christendom often thinks of the word “Martyr” as one who has been LITERALLY killed for their Christian witness. And that’s understandable because the 20th Century had more Christian Martyrs than in any other Century in Human History. But we also should understand that the Greek word “martus” is only translated 3 times to mean “Martyr” in the sense of someone being physically killed.
While the word “martus” is translated 29 times to mean “WITNESS.” In other words – a “Martyr” doesn’t ALWAYS have to mean one who has been physically KILLED for the cause of Christ – but more often than not means those in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST who voluntarily have laid down their lives in the cause of Christ!!!
In other words – those of us who have willingly given up our lives to live for Christ when our sinful nature would have us desire to be the King of our own Kingdoms rather than to serve Christ in His. And in that sense to die to SELF means that we True Prophets of Christ are ALL “martyrs” having been called and chosen to be Christ’s Ambassadors and messengers of THE TRUTH in a very oppressive and corrupt World. For there’s no denying that we today live on extremely Hostile Enemy Territory ruled over TOTALLY now by Satan and the “Elites” in control who HATE ALL of us Followers of Christ – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
And that’s WHY we are seeing John’s 2nd and 3rd visions being FULFILLED when our Free speech is all but being “cut off” and “silenced and killed” by those in League with Satan who have Satan’s Evil Spirit of Anti-Christ. And whether we have PHYSICALLY given up our lives to serve Christ or have just died to SELF in order to LIVE FOR CHRIST – there is a Great Multitude of Martyrs today coming out of this Great Tribulation just as John saw to be sure!!!
Without Question John Saw in His 3rd Vision Recorded in Revelation Chapter 9
That There would be This Time of GREAT TRIBULATION!!!
When John saw the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse – he was being shown by Christ through his 7 visions the time period on Earth that Christ had ALREADY REVEALED to Daniel would be the 70 Weeks that would go from the 1stComing of Christ to His 2nd Coming. And certainly by Christ REVEALING the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse to John – he was made to understand that the 3 Horsemen following Christ would represent the COMMON WOES of all people on Earth. And even though John saw that Christ would see that His “Elect” overcame these COMMON WOES of Mankind -- there would still be very few days of PEACE for us CHRISTIANS. For John saw that we would suffer at the hands of Satan and his “EVIL GENERATION” until Christ had thoroughly DEFEATED Satan and had brought his Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” down to ruins which would NOT OCCUR until the VERY LAST DAY of this World.
And certainly since the very day that Cain killed Abel because he belonged to Satan and his “Evil Generation” -- Christians have suffered at the hands of many in League with Satan having his Spirit of ANTI-CHRIST!!! For we Christians have been the first ones to be harassed and reviled and often killed and “Martyred” for our faith and WITNESS of Christ’s True Gospel which is just what Christ prophesied when we read:
“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the Earth. I did NOT come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. A man’s enemies will be the members of his own household. (And) Anyone who loves their father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; (or) anyone who loves their son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for My sake will find it.” (And THAT is what Christ meant by His definition of a “A MARTYR” – someone who willingly dies to SELF to live for Christ!!!) (Matthew 10:34-39)
In other words -- Christ made it perfectly CLEAR that being a witness of His True Gospel was NOT going to buy any of us “Elect” friendship with this unsaved World. Not to mention that right from the beginning of time – Christ prophesied that the 2/3 Remnant that would later belong to Satan’s SEED and his “EVIL GENERATION” would have ENMITY put there by Christ Himself against us in His “Chosen Generation.” And Christ did this obviously so that we would know who our EMEMY WAS!!! For Christ told Satan in the Garden of Eden that because of what he had done – that He would put ENMITY between SATAN’S SEED and they would forever be at ENMITY with Christ’s OWN SEED!!! And for that reason there has ALWAYS been WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS on this Earth and will be right up until the very LAST DAY!!!
But that ENMITY and hostility and pure HATRED between these two Kingdoms has never been so prevalent as it is today now with Satan LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle – THINK ABOUT IT!!! And that is just what Christ prophesied and showed John in his 7 visions -- that this FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE between the False Prophets in “the Evil Generation” of Satan and us True Prophets in “the Chosen Generation” of Christ would be the fiercest battle of all causing this time now of GREAT TRIBULATION!!!
And while John saw that this prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION must occur as a Prelude to Christ’s 2nd Coming – he also CERTAINLY saw a GREAT MULTITUDE of very frustrated Christians LONGING for Christ’s 2ndComing at the End of the Great Tribulation. And the message that Christ wanted John to convey to us living in this prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION was NOT one of “doom and gloom” – A MILLION TIMES NO!!! For while we must go through this Great Tribulation – John saw that Christ was the MIGHTY WARRIOR riding forth on His Great White Stallion as a CONQUEROR who would overcome all of the COMMON WOES of this world for His “Elect.” And that is WHY John prophesied that we “Elect” would make it through even this time of GREAT TRIBULATION when we read:
“And I looked, and behold, a White Horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to Him, and He went out conquering and to conquer.” (which was at the beginning of the 70th Week Prophecy!!!) (Revelation 6:2) But John also saw Christ’s 2nd Coming at the End of the 70th Week Prophecy when we read: “Now I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a White Horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He Judges and makes war.” (Rev. 19:11)
The rider on the White Stallion that was poised for Battle and armed with a bow and adorned with a CROWN and riding forth in VICTORY at the beginning of the 70th Week Prophecy portrayed Christ and His Victorious success of the Gospel Era. For Christ’s Gospel TRUTH has been like pointed arrows flung from His bow piercing the hearts of His “Elect and Chosen Generation” which never missed its mark. And all that the Father gave to Christ have now been saved and “sealed” and delivered into the Kingdom of Heaven. And that means that we are NOW ready for Christ’s 2ndComing!!! And that’s where the GREAT MULTITUDE coming out of the Great Tribulation figures in – for fittingly John sees the same rider on the White Stallion who is CHRIST – riding back in Righteousness to JUDGE AND MAKE WAR with Satan and those of his “Evil Generation” one last time which is this Final Spiritual Battle that is raging around the Globe TODAY!!!
And John saw in this awesome 2ndvision that Christ’s “ELECT AND CHOSEN GENERATION” would NOT be hurt going through this time now of GREAT TRIBULATION because he saw that we have the invisible “MARK OF SALVATION” which is “The Blood of the Lamb” invisibly marked upon us which is the “seal” of God!!! And he saw that this 144,000 redeemed that were the “CHOSEN GENERATION” of Christ who would come out of the trials and tribulations of not only this world but also this prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION -- would finally be RAPTURED on the LAST DAY at the END of the Great Tribulation which is just what Christ prophesied.
The Non-Essential Argument of Dispensationalists
When it Comes to Salvation and WHO the “Chosen Elect” Truly Are
That Christ Intends to Rapture
I realize that the ever-so-popular Eschatology of Man today is based on Dispensational Pre-Millennialism that teaches that “the Elect” in Christ’s Apocalyptic Discourse and the verses which say “Elect” Dispensationalists think refer to THE JEWS in the Nation of Israel. And that Dispensationalists teach that the reason for the 2nd Coming is to finish saving this “Elect” Chosen Body of people which amount to ALL the Jews in the Nation of Israel. And HONESTLY – the reason WHY most Dispensationalists NEVER think that they are AT WAR with what Christ’s True Gospel teaches about Salvation and THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST – is because when their Eschatology disagrees with Christ’s True Eschatology they just say that it is “NON-ESSENTIAL” to being saved!!! REALLY???!!! How could ANYTHING that Christ says be “non-essential” to Salvation when the WHOLE WORD of God is PROPHETIC in that it is ALL 100% the DIVINE TRUTH about the very essential Doctrine of SALVATION???!!!
In other words -- according to Christ’s DIVINE WORDS OF TRUTH -- what is indisputably -- absolutely – and uncompromisingly ESSENTIAL to the Christian Faith -- is its Doctrine of Salvation!!! Which means that if Dispensationalism DENIES – CONTRADICTS – DISTORTS – and CHALLENGES what Christ’s Word says is TRUE about SALVATION pertaining to only ONE BODY OF PEOPLE that Christ chose to save before the foundation of the World according to His Gospel – then no matter how many other important TRUTHS Dispensationalism proclaims – it can NOT be called Christian if it empties Christianity of its “ESSENTIAL TRUTHS” about Salvation. For the CORE TRUTH of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven is that Christ only has ONE TRUE BODY OF BELIEVERS – NOT 2.
And in all due respect – if ANY Gospel that claims to be Christian empties Christianity of that which is ESSENTIAL to it -- which is DEFINITELY the Doctrine of SALVATION – then it just can’t be called Christian or Christ’s True Gospel. And Frankly since Dispensationalism claims that Christ has 2 Bodies of Believers which are: 1) The Nation of Israel – and 2) The New Testament Church and never the twain shall meet until after He has set up His Millennial Kingdom on Earth for a 1000 years which they say hasn’t happen yet – THEY HAVE clearly departed from Christ’s True Gospel pure and simple!!!
For the ESSENTIAL TRUTH of Salvation is Christ teaching that HIS CAUSE of coming to Earth was to restore a Remnant of the Nation of Israel to God and to bring the Light of the Gospel of the Millennial Kingdom that was inaugurated at the Cross to a remnant of us Gentiles also. And that we would ALL be reconciled – both Jews and Gentiles together -- into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST. And He wanted us to understand that we are reigning with Him NOW in His Millennial Kingdom which restored the Kingdom to its rightful heirs at the Cross. And when Dispensationalism DENIES THIS ESSENTIAL TRUTH – SADLY for those buying into the LIES of Man’s False Eschatology -- that is what denies Dispensationalism any claim to True Christianity AT ALL!!!
Christ Did NOT Teach “Replacement Theology”
There are definitely 2 Spiritual Kingdoms in this World – but DEFINITELY NOT 2 separate bodies within the Kingdom of Christ – BIG DIFFERENCE!!! For rest assured that Christ CLEARLY separated His Holy Nation from the 2/3 Remnant of this World which is WHY He had Moses declare that His Kingdom would be made up of a “Royal Priesthood” of Kings and Priests that made up the ONLY Holy Nation that He ever had as we read in Exodus 19:5-6. And that this “Chosen Generation” included both Jews and Gentiles AFTER the Cross – that Christ had come to break down the MIDDLE WALL that separated the Jews and Gentiles. And certainly when the Apostle Paul was sent to preach the Good News of the Gospel to the Gentiles he prophesied
this very important TRUTH through Christ when we read:
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one (body!!!), and has broken down the Middle Wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh THE ENMITY, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in ONE BODY through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” (Ephesians 2:14-18)
Those verses PROVE that Christ only has ONE TRUE BODY OF BELIEVERS which cleared up the MYSTERY of the Gospel that was not that apparent to the Old Testament Saints but was made apparent to Paul and Christ’s other Disciples who later came to understand that: “This MYSTERY (of the Gospel) is that the Gentiles are FELLOW HEIRS, members of the SAME BODY, and partakers of the Promise (of Eternal Life!!!) in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.” (Ephesians 3:6)
Dispensational Pre-Millennialism sadly seeks to separate what Christ said He has made ONE – and they have erroneously exalted the Nation of Israel to serve an Earthly purpose that just was never prophesied -- which was Him Returning to Reign on Earth for a 1000 LITERAL years from a LITERAL rebuilt 3rd Temple made with the hands of Man. When the truth is that with the New Covenant – Christ has “INCLUDED” the Gentiles who were ALWAYS part of the Holy Nation that make up His “Chosen Generation” and the 1/3 Remnant of this World that He saved even before the foundation of the World.
In other words – the HATED idea of “REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY” was NEVER part of “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology – HARDLY!!! For Christ has NEVER replaced any of us Jews or Gentiles that He chose to save out of this World BEFORE the foundation of the World. For the New Covenant that was prophesied by Daniel’s 70th Week that would be made with “the many” of us in Christ’s Book of Life as we read in Daniel 9:27 WAS INDEED made secure by Christ’s Death on the Cross!!! And that New Covenant of Grace “INCLUDED” Gentiles – it did NOT replace THE JEWS – HARDLY!!! Paul was trying to PROVE through Christ’s Word and Holy Spirit that only a REMNANT of Jews were ever saved at any time in History chosen by GRACE to be saved – which is WHY he used the analogy of the Olive Tree and the branches with some broken off and others grafted in. And the ones that were “broken off” were NEVER part of the Olive Tree to begin with.
Dispensationalists Have Put Back Up The Middle Wall
That Christ Died on the Cross To Tear Down
It’s been pretty HEARTBREAKING for me to watch as a born-again Christian who so appreciates Freedom and Liberty -- as I’m sure it’s been for President Trump and those in his Administration to watch after fighting “THE SWAMP” and the biased Liberal Left Media who were so against them -- to see almost every accomplishment that President Trump has made over the last 4 years just evaporate with a few dozen strokes of Joe Biden’s pen in less than 2-3 weeks!!!
But that doesn’t compare AT ALL to what Christ must be feeling. And by that I mean -- knowing that Christ tore down the Middle Wall of Separation by dying on the Cross to RESTORE a Remnant of the Nation of Israel to God and to bring the Light of the Gospel to a Remnant of Gentiles -- that now with His 2nd Coming so close – it must be more than just a little HEARTBREAKING for Christ to see that MIDDLE WALL of Separation put back up again!!! I mean – that’s a WHOLE LOT WORSE than watching Joe Biden UNDO what President Trump worked so hard to do!!!
In other words – Dispensationalists have LITERALLY put the Middle Wall back up again with their promoting THE LIE that Christ has 2 Bodies of People. And what Christ died to do has been UNDONE – THINK ABOUT IT!!! And His 2ndComing is right on the Horizon – UNBELIEVABLE!!! What’s going to become of all those who have believed this LIE of Christ still having 2 Bodies of people???!!!
Just to clarify – when Dispensationalists insist that Christ has 2 separate Bodies of people – they are AT WAR with Christ and His True Gospel pure and simple. And they are fulfilling what the CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL MEANING of the “Gog and Magog War” stands for -- which is MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word!!! If you don’t think this is all that serious -- then THINK AGAIN!!! For the veil in the Temple that was split from top to bottom at the very moment of Christ’s DEATH on the Cross SYMBOLIZED that a NEW WAY and a NEW ORDER of ceremonial SPIRITUAL WORSHIP had replaced the OLD CEREMONIAL ORDER of worship where only the Temple Priests and animal sacrifice could atone for SIN!!! And Scripture tells us that as long as the veil hung in the Temple that the NEW COVENANT and the NEW ORDER and the NEW WAY into Christ’s presence was NOT YET OPEN until His death on the Cross was “FINISHED”!!!
For up until the Cross the Jews were told that ANYONE who even DARED to enter the Holy of Holies would be struck DEAD unless they were one of the Temple Priests or the High Priest – REALLY!!! And the GOOD NEWS of the Gospel of Christ was that His Death and resurrection on the Cross opened a NEW WAY for His Royal Priesthood into His Presence. And that “Royal Priesthood” was none other than the 1/3 Remnant out of this World that He chose to save before the Foundation of the World. And CLEARLY – it included BOTH Jews and Gentiles reconciled TOGETHER into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST after Christ’s Death and resurrection which is WHY the tearing down of the Middle Wall of separation is so important to SALVATION!!!
But the saddest News of all – is that while Rabbinical Tradition reports that it took over 300 Men to hang the veil in the Temple – it has only taken a FEW WORDS spoken in error and FALSEHOOD by Dispensational Pre-Millennialists to put the MIDDLE WALL of separation back up again and to UNDO what Christ came to Earth to do. And that of course was to RESTORE a Remnant of the Nation of Israel to God and to bring a Remnant of Light to the Gentile Nations by reconciling both Jews and Gentiles together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST!!! I mean – think about it -- Joe Biden’s evil deeds do not EVEN hold a candle to that!!!
Dispensational Pre-Millennialism is just a Modern Day Name
For the Same Old Doctrines that Later Became Known as Judaism that Has Been Repackaged and Cloaked in New Testament Apparel!!!
What Jewish Tradition held and STILL holds to this day – is that the prophesied PEACE for the Nation of Israel was an EARTHLY PEACE rather than an INNER PEACE which surpasses all understanding which is what Christ taught in His True Gospel. In other words – “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” REFUSED to not only accept that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” prophesied in Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy who had COME – but they also REFUSED to accept His teaching on the INWARD MAN and the SPIRITUAL NATURE of His Kingdom of Heaven and those who He had “CHOSEN” to reign in it with Him!!!
When CLEARLY – Christ taught that if He had “chosen” to save us then we are citizens of His Heavenly Kingdom at the very moment in our lifetimes when He called us and drew us into His SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” where we exist in our saved soul existence on this Earth waiting for Him to Return to give us a New Resurrected Body like His so that we can step into the New Heavens and the New Earth at THE RAPTURE!!! And He clearly taught that the Kingdom we are part of as Priests and Kings and True Prophets is NOT a Carnal or political Government in the Middle Eastern City of Jerusalem – but a SPIRITUAL Government that is truly upon His shoulders. And that those not IN HIM remain in Bondage to Satan by rejecting His SPIRITUAL RULE!!!!
But sadly – the Eschatology that Man has accepted today that is based on Dispensational Pre-Millennialism is simply just a Modern Day name for JUDAISM which is a CHRIST-REJECTING Religion – NOT a CHRIST-ACCEPTING Religion like Christianity. In other words – the ever-so-popular Eschatology of Man today still is falsely blending the Old Testament Traditions and beliefs of a Coming Messiah with the New Testament Gospel that Christ taught which makes for a FALSE GOSPEL. CLEARLY -- a 2/3 Remnant of the Jews never accepted that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME that was prophesied in Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy – AND SO IT GOES TODAY!!!
For Dispensationalism -- which is really just Judaism in New Testament Apparel – still TODAY insists that an Earthly Messiah will yet establish a Political Government in a newly rebuilt 3rdTemple in the LITERAL CITY of Jerusalem where He will reign from the LITERAL Earthly rebuilt Throne of David for a LITERAL 1,000 years. And that THEN there will be Peace between the Nations of the Middle East along with the rest of the World. I DON’T THINK SO!!!
Dispensationalists still to this day REFUSE to believe that Christ has ALREADY established His Kingdom for His “Chosen Generation” made up of Jews and Gentiles reconciled together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST – and that we reign NOW with Him in Everlasting PEACE knowing that He has ALREADY DELIVERED our souls from the Bondage of SATAN – SIN – and the 2nd DEATH by His Death and Resurrection. And the idea of a FUTURE MILLENNIUM is rooted in the same ERRONEOUS JUDAIC TRADITIONS that the Pharisees and the Sadducees held to rather than accepting “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Gospel and Eschatology that there is only ONE TRUE Religion and that is the GOSPEL OF CHRIST. And that ALL other False Religions including JUDAISM are going to END at the 2nd Coming of Christ when Christianity will go into Eternity and will NEVER END!!!
One Thing We Can Know For sure Is That When Christ Returns – It will NOT be to save ALL the Jews in The Nation of Israel in The Middle East Today!!!
The word “Israel” is found in Scripture over 2500 times which is WHY this one little “word” carries so much significance in the True Gospel of Christ. For one can’t be faithful to Christ’s True Gospel -- let alone His Covenant Promise of WHO He made His New Covenant of GRACE with -- if they don’t know what the word “Israel” means in Christ’s Economy – REALLY!!! That’s why one needs to ask themselves – was the Prophecy of the New Covenant referred to in Daniel 9:27 that “the Messiah the Prince” would make with “the many” an everlasting inheritance made to just a Middle Eastern Nation of geopolitical and genealogical stature???!!! Or was this infamous New Covenant made to an “Israel” that the Bible calls “The Spiritual Israel of God” which is an elect – diverse -- and spiritual people that the Bible also calls “the Chosen Generation”???!!!
HONESTLY – it has never been more essential to identify and know who the True Israel of God is today with the Return of Christ so very near. That’s WHY we should consider wisely who Christ declares in His Word to be His “Elect and Chosen People.” For it is only IN CHRIST that we live and move and have our VERY BEING – otherwise we are only deluding ourselves that He has “elected and chosen” to save us. In other words -- it is only IN HIM that we are a “CHOSEN GENERATION” – a “special Elect” people which make up the only Holy Nation that He established even before the foundation of the World. And it is because He “chose” us to be part of His Spiritual Heavenly Kingdom that as His Priests and Kings and True Prophets we live and reign with Him in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” NOW on Earth.
And if we are being true to His True Gospel of “ELECTION” – then we declare Israel’s nature and design to the Glory of God – NOT to the Glory of a group of people who still do NOT believe that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” WHO CAME!!! I mean – think about it – believing who Christ says is “Israel” is NOT “replacement theology” as so many in Christendom think – A MILLION TIMES NO!!! -- it is Christ’s Doctrine of Salvation that always included both Jews and Gentiles in the same Olive Tree just as Christ had Paul prophesy.
And rest assured that Christ is NOT Coming back to establish a LITERAL PHYSICAL KINGDOM on Earth like the Kingdoms of men. For “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology teaches that His 2nd Coming will be to RAPTURE those of us in Christ’s SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” who are part of His “Chosen Generation” -- and to JUDGE Satan and those in his “Evil Generation ”who exist in Satan’s SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great”!!!
In Hosea 11:1 and Matthew 2:15 God is plainly talking about His Son Christ as being “Israel” when the Bible speaks of Christ as the fulfillment of the prophecy concerning “Israel.” So REGARDLESS of what Man’s False Eschatology teaches today – that wherever the word “Israel” is mentioned in the Bible that it refers to THE JEWS in the Nation of Israel as being God’s “Chosen people” and His “Elect” -- the “true Israel” and the essence of its being is CHRIST.
Therefore ONLY those IN CHRIST are Israel because they get their fundamental new nature – virtue -- and qualities from Him. And if one looks carefully at the promises made to Israel and their fulfillment – then we see how “The New Testament is in the Old Testament CONCEALED -- just as the Old Testament is in the New Testament REVEALED.” And that’s WHY there is the undeniable truth of fulfillment in the New Testament Church of what God had promised to Israel in the Book of Hosea when we read of the restoration of Israel prophesied in the Old Testament Days with Christ having Hosea prophesy:
“Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted. In the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘children of the living God.’ (Hosea 1:10)
And then Christ had the Apostle Paul write that this prophesy became FULFILLED in the New Testament Days which Paul prophesied in Romans 9:22-26!!!
THINK ABOUT IT -- Didn’t Christ do just as He prophesied to Hosea that He would do – didn’t He make the True Israel of God which is His Holy Nation just as VAST as the sand of the sea by bringing into the only Nation He has ever had the Gentiles who were not His people up until the Cross – but become part of His “Chosen Generation” after the Cross???!!! I mean– wasn’t The Mystery of the Gospel that was made known in Romans 11:25 and Colossians 1:26-27 that was prophesied in the Old Testament Days CLEARLY REVEALED in the New Testament Days???!!! For didn’t Christ make both Jews and Gentiles into one Body IN HIM which was the fulfillment of the promise that the Children of Israel would become as the sand of the sea because He would make them His people who were formerly NOT His people???!!!
HONESTLY -- to deny this very ESSENTIAL TRUTH of who “Israel” is in Christ’s defining – is to deny the very scriptures which declares the Gospel TRUTH of just who Christ came to save!!! FORTUNATELY -- these truths are made self-evident by the Authority of Scripture through the working of the Holy Spirit that dwells within those of us who have been saved!!!
Christ is ALSO NOT Coming Back To Give The Land of Jerusalem to The Nation of Israel
CLEARLY – all of the saving was done at the Cross!!! Which means that Christ is NOT coming back to save anyone or to set up a Future Millennial Reign for another 1000 years on this sin-cursed Earth – GOD FORBID!!! And regardless if Man’s False Eschatology teaches relentlessly that the Land of Jerusalem is the “Promised Land” that Christ owes to THE JEWS of the Nation of Israel as an “EVERLASTING POSSESSION”– NEITHER is He coming back to make the Land that the City of Jerusalem sits upon THE JEWS Everlasting Promised Land -- HARDLY!!! For the idea that Christ gave that Land to the Nation of Israel unconditionally FOREVER is just not Biblical. AND HERE’S WHY -- the New Testament REVEALS that the promises given to Abraham – including the promise of “in you all the Nations will be blessed” -- were made by Christ to illustrate that the Gospel would go to the Gentiles after the Cross -- NOT that the Earthly land belonged to the LITERAL NATION OF ISRAEL forever!!!
HONESTLY -- the most REVEALING evidence that demands a verdict that Man’s Eschatology is FALSE – comes from the Witness of Christ Himself. For when Dispensational Pre-Millennialism teaches that Christ is coming again to save the whole Nation of Israel EN-MASSE and then to set up His Future Millennial Kingdom when the Nation of Israel will be restored back to its former days of Glory – NOWHERE is any of that prophesied because NONE OF IT IS TRUE!!! And rest assured that Christ NEVER declared that the promises that were made to the Fathers concerning the LITERAL LAND of Jerusalem were unconditional promises either. Or that those promises recorded in Deut. 8:18-20 were NOT to be kept faithfully or that the promise of the Land was NOT kept by Christ!! ON THE CONTRARY – it was the unfaithful Nation of Israel who broke their Promises to God – NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!
In other words -- NOT ONE PROMISE remains to be fulfilled by Christ if interpretations belong to God!!! For we read: “So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there. The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as He had sworn to their ancestors. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the Lord gave all their enemies into their hands. Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; EVERYONE WAS FULFILLED.” (Joshua 21:43-45)
God speaks Authoritatively – and that means we shouldn’t trample His word under foot in order to hold on to old Judaic False Eschatology!!! For CLEARLY – His Unadulterated Word states that He has kept His promises to the Old Testament Nation of Israel concerning the Land. For the promises of the literal land to that Nation were NEVER UNCONDITIONAL -- NOR could they be everlasting -- since this Earth will someday SOON be destroyed BY FIRE!!! And when Dispensationalists promote the idea that the Covenant Promises of the LITERAL LAND of Canaan to the LITERAL Nation of Israel in the Middle East today as being “unconditional promises” -- they show a real lack of knowledge of both the Scriptures and the promises of God – REALLY!!! For the land given to Israel was “CONDITIONAL” pure and simple – and Christ made that very clear to them many times that they were to have NO OTHER GODS BEFORE HIM when He prophesied:
“If you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish. As the nations which the Lord destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the Lord your God.” (Deut. 8:18-20)
Christ also made it clear that He is TODAY not obligated to the unbelieving Jews of the Flesh when He prophesied that the Kingdom would be “taken away from a Remnant of them” and given to a Nation bringing forth its fruits as we read recorded in Matthew 21:43. But as far as the Land goes -- Christ has fulfilled His promises to the Jews in the Old Testament Days. And it is because the teachers of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism have become more “Politically minded” than “Biblically minded” today – that they have decided that God has NOT kept all of His promises of what He swore to the Forefathers of the Nation of Israel in regards to the Land.
And in their REFUSAL to accept God’s Word as TRUE and TRUSTWORTHY -- they insist that Christ somehow got it all WRONG and that He still somehow owes the Nation of Israel in the Middle East Today rest and peace because He has NOT YET delivered their enemies into their hand as He promised. But when we search the scriptures diligently to see what Christ’s Word REALLY SAYS -- we see that the truth is a bit different from Man’s FALSE ESCHATOLOGY!!!!
According to “the ultimate authority” which is Christ’s own words -- He did NOT fail in one single promise that He made to the Fathers of Israel concerning the Land. And that is WHY Christ owes the unbelieving and “unsaved Jews of the Flesh” in the Nation of Israel and around the World NOTHING!!! I know that sounds harsh and calloused – but in all due respect – Christ FULFILLED all that He swore He would do concerning the land for the Old Testament Jews. But since the promise of the Land of Canaan was clearly never an “unconditional promise” -- when the Israelites forsook God and His commandments – then His judgments came upon them and their enemies surrounded them and conquered them. Scripture is abundantly clear on that point which is WHY Christ is NOT Coming Back to give THE JEWS Jerusalem!!!
Genesis 15:18 is NOT an Everlasting Eternal Covenant of the New Heavens and the New Earth
But Genesis 17:9 is!!!
Though Man’s False Eschatology teaches relentlessly that Christ is coming back to reign for a 1000 years on the LITERAL Land in the Middle East which Dispensationalists teach is THE JEWS EVERLASTING POSSESSION – one would be wise not to confuse the “unconditional promises” to Abraham and HIS SEED -- which is the SEED OF CHRIST -- with the “conditional promise” of the LITERAL LAND to THE JEWS of the Nation of Israel during Joshua’s Day!!!
For Christ had the Apostle Paul confirm THE TRUTH about Him being THE SEED in which the 1/3 Remnant out of this World would be blessed when Paul prophesied: The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ.” (Galatians 3:16)
Make no mistake -- Christ is alerting us that this was NOT a promise to the WHOLE LITERAL Nation of Israel – HARDLY!!! -- but was a promise to “One” and that “One” was Christ!!! And the promise is “an unconditional promise” to the True Spiritual Israel of God – NOT to the LITERAL NATION in the Middle East. And this Promise IS UNCONDITIONAL unlike the Promise of the Land in the Old Testament Days. And HERE’S WHY -- because to be saved we cease from our own works and are justified by Christ’s work on the Cross on our behalf. He is THE SEED in whom the 1/3 Remnant of this World’s population was prophesied to be blessed by being from His SEED – or cursed if we were NOT of His seed. It was NOT the blessing of a LITERAL LAND -- but of the SPIRITUAL INHERITANCE of the “Promised Land” IN CHRIST!!!
CLEARLY -- the inheritance that Christ gives us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST is far greater than any hallowed ground in the Middle East. For our inheritance is an everlasting Covenant that Christ confirmed and strengthened in His blood as we read in Hebrews 9:15-17. And a temporal deed to a plot of disputed bullet-riddled Land on this sin-cursed Earth that will soon be destroyed by FIRE could NEVER compare to the priceless inheritance in the Kingdom of Heaven which is infinitely more glorious – THINK ABOUT IT!!! And that’s WHY Christ plainly said that He was not interested in being a King of a worldly Throne like David and Solomon because His Kingdom was NOT of this World -- but was SPIRITUAL and of Heaven which is just what He told Pilot and the Pharisees when we read Him saying:
“My Kingdom is not of this world. If it were, My servants would fight to prevent My arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now My kingdom is from another place.” (John 18:36) And to the Pharisees He said: “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world;
I am not of this world.” (John 8:23)
While the world’s Kingdoms are physical – Earthly – temporal -- and of men – Christ was making it known that His Kingdom had COME. But that it was not of this world – but was of an ETERNAL SPIRITUAL NATURE that could only be obtained if His Holy Spirit chose to give it to us. And the Good News of the Gospel was that Christ had defeated “the prince of this world” who is SATAN by His death and has risen to rule as King from the Spiritual Throne of David in Heaven.
And the best part of Christ’s True Gospel is that this New Spiritual Kingdom of Heaven will never be overcome. And that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST who were raised up with Him have ALREADY been translated into the dominion of this Kingdom. It’s NOT the Earthly Kingdom that the Jews of Nation of Israel still want TODAY -- but a Spiritual Kingdom of Israel – and that “Israel” IS CHRIST!!! CLEARLY -- the Kingdom that we reign in NOW is the Restored Millennial Kingdom that was inaugurated at the Cross. For Christ was promising Abraham the Promised Land of HEAVEN!! And that is WHY Genesis 15:18 is NOT an Everlasting Eternal Covenant – while Genesis 17:9 is!!! Which is WHY the New Covenant of Grace that one needs to have as a prerequisite to
Enter HEAVEN is Genesis 17:9!!!
The GOOD NEWS is that if Christ chose to save us then we have ALREADY been translated into Christ’s Restored Millennial Kingdom on Earth and do reign now in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” in our saved soul existence!!! And that is what Paul wrote when he prophesied about being DELIVERED from the Bondage of the Kingdom of Satan and it’s worldly powers and controls that corrupt to the SPIRITUAL KINGDOM of Heaven where we have rule over the ENEMY who is SATAN as we read in Luke 10:17-19. This translating into Christ’s Millennial Kingdom on Earth is NOT FUTURE – A MILLION TIMES NO!!! For Paul wrote from the Lord:
“For he HAS rescued us from the Dominion of Darkness and brought us into the Kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (and CLEARLY -- Christ is NOT coming back to do what He has ALREADY DONE – HARDLY!!!)(Col. 1:13-14)
In other words -- Christ is not coming back to INAGURATE His Restored Millennial Kingdom – but to CONSUMMATE IT!!! And that’s WHY Christ’s True Gospel teaches that His 2nd Coming is THE CONSUMMATION – THE CULMINATION – and the bringing to COMPLETION His ALREADY Restored Millennial Kingdom that was inaugurated when He was resurrected. Christ’s resurrection from the Dead is what made the Kingdom of God a REALITY – and His 2nd Coming is what will CONSUMATE IT!!! And according to “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology -- His 2nd Coming could be any DAY!!! Mary Sullivan