God is NOT Mocked – And His True Eschatology Teaches That The Rapture and the
2nd Resurrection Along With the Final Day of Judgement
All Take Place on the Same LAST DAY!!!
July 10, 2021
Christ is explicitly clear that there will be a General Resurrection of everyone who has ever lived on this Earth on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity when John prophesied: “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of DAMNATION.” (John 5:28-29)
CLEARLY -- in these verses Christ prophesies that EVERYONE who has ever lived on this Earth will be resurrected back to life BEFORE THE RAPTURE takes place. In other words -- according to “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology – there will be a GENERAL RESURRECTION of this Human Race. And the purpose is for all of Mankind to witness the Glorious 2ndComing of Christ. And even though it’s not often taught -- in Christ True Eschatology He teaches that while everyone who has ever lived on this Earth are all watching – that THEN He will RAPTURE His “Elect” leaving behind Satan and HIS SEED for the Final Judgment!!!
One just can’t ignore that Christ had John prophesy after receiving his 7th vision that there are 2 resurrections when we read: “And they (the saved souls!!!) lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead, lived not again until the 1000 years were finished. This is the First Resurrection.” (Rev. 20:4-5) Sadly – those who promote Man’s False Eschatology use this verse to teach that are at least two physical resurrections in the Future with a LITERAL Earthly Millennial Reign of a 1000 year Reign of Christ in-between – I DON’T THINK SO!!! For Christ was using this verse to EXPLICITLY REVEAL to us that the 1st resurrection of the SOUL took place at the Cross. And that there will be the 2nd resurrection of the body at His 2nd Coming after the Gospel Era is over which Christ had John prophesy would last a CRYPTIC LENGTH of 1000 years. This is also the length of the 70th Week Prophecy of Daniel that goes from the 1st Coming of Christ to the 2nd Coming of Christ.
In other words – those that John saw lying silently in their graves had no part in the First Resurrection with Christ at the Cross when all of the souls in His Book of Life were resurrected when He was resurrected from the Dead!!! And the GOOD NEWS of the Gospel is that John saw these resurrected souls reigning and living forever with Christ – some in Heaven who had already died on Earth and those on Earth waiting to be Raptured. But he also saw that when the unsaved souls of Mankind died that they didn’t live again until being raised at “The LAST DAY” at the GENERAL RESURRECTION when ALL of Mankind would be raised to either be RAPTURED or to stand for Judgment.
That will be the Second Resurrection.
And it is spoken of as “after the thousand years” which AGAIN is the CRYPTIC NUMBER of the length of years of the Gospel Era that has now lasted over 2000 years. THINK ABOUT IT -- this number could NEVER be taken LITERALLY because “the rest of the dead” have all died at different times since John penned The Book of Revelation for Christ. If this number was to be taken LITERALLY -- then the unsaved souls would all had to have died at the same time -- and that’s ABSURD!!!
That’s WHY it just can’t be reiterated enough -- that when those Christ has saved die our souls go to be with the Lord. But John saw that the rest of the dead who are the unsaved souls lived not until after this present Millennial reign of Christ which is what Amillennialism teaches – that Christ is reigning NOW in His Millennial Kingdom just as John saw in his 7th vision!!! And since the unsaved weren’t raised up from death to new life in the first Resurrection IN CHRIST – John was shown that they did NOT go to live and reign with Christ after death in His Millennial Kingdom. But that they would be raised at “The last day” at the GENERAL RESSURECTION to stand for judgment. That will be the Second Resurrection. Again -- spoken of as “after the thousand years” – AND indicating once again that it is not to be taken as a LITERAL 1000 years unless all of the unsaved have died on the same day!!!
In other words -- the First resurrection is IN CHRIST – and Revelation 20:4-5 is conclusive proof that this is speaking about the souls of those martyred who were saved by Christ on Earth during their own particular lifetimes – who lived out their lives on Earth and physically died but were still ALIVE in their saved soul existence as Christ REVEALED to John in this 7th vision. AND THAT’S CLEARLY THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL – for Christ showed John that the souls of those He had saved from Noah until TODAY were ALIVE either existing in HEAVEN in their saved soul existence or on Earth in their saved soul existence!!! And Christ is using this 7th vision that He gave to John to contrast the souls of those He has saved with the souls of “the rest of the dead” who are the unsaved souls who Christ REVEALED to John who had also died physically but who were lying silently in their graves waiting for Christ to judge them on the LAST DAY. And that’s WHY Christ had John prophesy about the GENERAL RESURRECTION of the LAST DAY
as we read in John 5:28-29.
John Saw That We Who Have Had Our Souls Resurrected
Are Reigning NOW With Christ On Earth
In The SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem”
CLEARLY – what Christ wanted to convey with John’s 7 visions recorded in the awesome Book of Revelation for us living TODAY with the Rapture of the LAST DAY now so very close – is that if He chose to save us then we live and reign with Christ in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” in our saved soul existence here on Earth NOW TODAY while waiting for the GENERAL RESURRECTION on the LAST DAY when THE RAPTURE will take place. And even MORE GOOD NEWS from the Gospel of Christ -- is that we saved “Elect” in this Apocalypse Generation will NOT have to die physically but will be resurrected BODILY at the 2nd Resurrection on the LAST DAY at the LAST TRUMPET while still alive. And that this Rapture will take place after the GENERAL RESURRECTION
in “a flash and the twinkling of an eye”!!!
In other words -- all of this takes place at the very sound of Christ’s voice which is the sounding of the LAST TRUMPET. For Christ will shout much like He did when He raised Lazarus from the dead and everyone who has ever lived will come out of their graves and back to life again. Which only PROVES that THE RAPTURE is NOT SECRET OR SILENT by any stretch of the imagination -- HARDLY!!! The Rapture will be visible to everyone who ever lived as the Last Trumpet Blast sounded by Christ will be heard around the Globe – THINK ABOUT IT!!! And those who will be “Left Behind” will have not only witnessed THE RAPTURE when the LAST DAY is over – but they will have also witnessed Heaven and Earth being destroyed by FIRE as Christ’s True Eschatology teaches. For John prophesied that after THE RAPTURE he saw Christ seated on His Great White Throne when we read that Heaven and Earth were GONE – meaning that they were LITERALLY DESTROYED by FIRE when John prophesies:
“Then I saw a Great White Throne and Him who was seated on it. The Earth and the Heavens fled from His presence, and there was no place for them.” (which obviously teaches that there was no more Earth that the unsaved could call their home – for Earth had been destroyed in the Fire of God’s WRATH and now their souls were going to be JUDGED and HELL would be from the LAST DAY forward their Final Eternal Estate!!!) (Revelation 20:11)
And this TRUTH is confirmed by what Christ had Paul prophesy -- that EVERYONE will know that JUDGMENT DAY HAS COME on “The Day of the Lord” when Paul prophesied that this LAST DAY will be both a day of DELIVERANCE for those of us who are of THE SEED OF CHRIST -- and a day of JUDGMENT for those who are of THE SEED OF SATAN who have REJECTED the Gospel of Christ when we read:
“God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen (and here Christ has Paul REVEAL that the TIMING OF THE RAPTURE is on THE LAST DAY which is “The Day of the Lord”!!!) when the Lord Jesus is REVEALED from Heaven in BLAZING FIRE with his powerful angels. (who will NO DOUBT will be traveling in the same CHARIOTS OF FIRE that Christ picked Elijah up in!!!)
“He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the Glory of His might on THE DAY He comes to be Glorified in His Holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed.” (which PROVES that the Day of Deliverance and Judgment are the VERY SAME DAY!!!) (2nd Thess. 1:6-12)
And in this Commentary I pray that I can give enough evidence in Scripture that DEMANDS a verdict that Christ didn’t somehow get it ALL WRONG about these Future Final Events of History that we are about to witness -- and that Man’s Eschatology somehow GOT IT ALL RIGHT – I DON’T THINK SO!!! Christ is the ONE who got it right to be sure!!! And Christ REVEALED to Daniel in his last vision that this infamous Day of the GENERAL RESURRECTION OF THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE will be “The Day of the Lord” which will take place on the 1,335th Day of the LAST DAY of today’s Great Tribulation. And this LAST DAY is also the fulfillment of the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy which is being fulfilled right now as I type this Commentary!!! And what I have just described so far about the LAST DAY with the GENERAL RESURRECTION taking place BEFORE THE RAPTURE – is what Amillennialism teaches and also the Eschatology that Christ taught as TRUTH!!!
But before going too much farther -- I’d like to outline the best that I can what Dispensational Pre-Millennialists teach relentlessly will take place after what they think will be the Pre-Trib Rapture. In other words -- below is a VERY BRIEF summary of the Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism concerning the TIMING OF THE RAPTURE – and what Dispensationalists teach will take place AFTER what they anticipate will be the soon Rapture of The Church which they teach is IMMENENT and SECRET and needs NO SIGNS to occur. I took this End-Time Timeline from the Prophecy Website “Got Questions????” entitled “What is the End-Time Timeline” at www.gotquestions.org.com.
A Brief Summary of What Dispensational Pre-Millennialism Eschatology Teaches Concerning
THE RAPTURE And the 7 Years of Tribulation They Claim Follow The Rapture!!!
HONESTLY – not to be disrespectful – but I have to say right at the beginning of this outline – that it’s hard for me to understand WHY the Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism is the most popular Eschatology of today???!!! For it is extremely convoluted and confusing at best to explain because it has been added to and subtracted from so many times since it became popular in the U.S. in the late 1850’s. But as best as I can tell it was revived in the U.S. after first being presented by a Baptist Preacher named William Miller in the early and mid-1800’s. And then in the late 1850’s John Nelson Darby put forth a new form of what was called Pre-Millennialism – which became known as Dispensationalism. In other words – Dispensationalism was John Nelson Darby’s take on the Pre-Millennialism that William Miller had taught. But Darby’s version of Pre-Millennialism became so popular that he eventually became known as “The Father of Dispensationalism” -- which is the Eschatology that is so extremely popular today. But clearly -- Dispensationalism was helped along in its popularity by Tim LaHaye’s “Left Behind” Series which sold over 80 MILLION copies!!!
And from what I can tell – Darby’s form of Pre-Millennialism teaches that God interacts with man in epochs or periods of time known as “dispensations.” And while this extremely popular Eschatology became an instant success with Hal Lindsey’s Book “The Late Great Planet Earth” and then later with Tim LaHaye’s “Left Behind Series” – Darby’s take on Pre-Millennialism was REALLY brought into the mainstream of Christendom by Cyrus Scofield with the publication of his “Scofield Reference Bible”!!! For that’s when Dispensationalism really took off. And many getting their ideas from Scofield’s Bible then began writing their own version of this popular Eschatology of John Nelson Darby. But when an Eschatology is built upon MAN’S finite wisdom – the end result is an Eschatology that ends up bearing very little if NO RESEMBLANCE AT ALL to “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology!!!
That’s WHY there is so much emphasis on a FUTURE EVIL ANTICHRIST and World Politics in the Eschatology of Dispensationalism today. But rest assured that the Gospel of Christ is NOT about World Politics -- but about the Word of God as it relates to the Salvation and the Judgment of this whole Human Race. And after reading this BRIEF SUMMARY of the Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism – ask yourself if Dispensational Pre-Millennialism is the Gospel that Christ taught and commissioned His Disciples along with the Early Christians to take to all of the Nations of the World???!!! In other words – is this the Gospel that Christ had Paul write concerning the Kingdom of Heaven which we now can read throughout almost half of the New Testament???!!! I came to the conclusion that it was NOT – but you be the judge -- for HERE’S WHAT Dispensationalists teach as best as I can tell.
Dispensationalists teach that after the Pre-Trib Rapture which they think is SOON – that THEN the 7 years of Tribulation begins when Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy will then be fulfilled when “THE ANTICHRIST” at the start of the 7 years of Tribulation signs a Peace Treaty with the Jews of the Nation of Israel which they claim is the covenant of Daniel 9:27. But they teach that “THE ANTICHRIST” will break the Peace Covenant of Daniel 9:27 half way through the 7 years and that THEN the prophesied time of Great Tribulation for THE JEWS along with all the other people who have been “Left Behind” after the Pre-Trib Rapture will begin. And even though Dispensationalists often disagree on specifics -- there is ONE point on which they ALL AGREE -- and that is that the “Elect” spoken of in Matthew Chapter 24 are THE JEWS and NOT The Church. For they ALL believe that The Church will have been Raptured BEFORE the Great Tribulation even begins. And that is WHY they claim the time of Great Tribulation prophesied in Matthew Chapter 24 is appropriately called “Jacob’s Trouble” because it is meant for THE JEWS and their rejection of Christ until today.
HONESTLY -- Dispensationalists paint a pretty horrific 3 and ½ years of the 2ndHalf of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy when they claim that the Great Tribulation will begin after “THE ANTICHRIST” will break his Peace Treaty or Covenant with THE JEWS. For they claim that during this 2ndHalf of the 7 Year Tribulation Period almost half of the 7.8 BILLION people living on Earth today will die in the last 7 Plagues when Christ is pouring out these Plagues on the Earth. And that if one is not beheaded by “THE ANTICHRIST” for NOT taking his mark of 666 – then there’s a very good chance that they will die from one of these last 7 Plagues – REALLY!!!
At the End of the 7 years of Tribulation – Dispensationalists believe that Christ and His Army will Return and will fight Satan and his Army in the Physical LITERAL Military Battle of Armageddon which will be fought over the Promised Land in the Middle East to gain control of the City of Jerusalem so that Christ can set up His Millennial Kingdom reign of a Future 1000 years there. And of course that is WHY they say that Satan will be defeated and then BOUND for the 1000 years during the Millennial Kingdom of Christ which will begin immediately after Armageddon. This is all based on their belief that the 1000 years prophesied in Revelation Chapter 20 is a LITERAL NUMBER of years that Christ will reign on Earth and will at that time inaugurate His Restored Millennial Kingdom with THE JEWS reigning as His CHOSEN PEOPLE.
And that when Christ FINALLY does inaugurate and restore His Kingdom -- there will be PEACE ON EARTH for everyone going into this Millennial reign of Christ when the Earth will be repopulated and Christ will LITERALLY reign from a 3rdrebuilt Temple in the LITERAL CITY of Jerusalem on the LITERAL THRONE OF DAVID for a 1000 years. At the end of the 1000 years – Satan will then be LOOSED and will fight one last Battle with Christ -- but will be defeated and he and his False Prophet will then be thrown into the Lake of Fire after being judged at the Great White Throne Judgment. This is just a very brief summary – for this Eschatology is indeed complicated at best with its 7 dispensations – 8 covenants – more than 2 Comings of Christ – 3-4 resurrections – and at least 4 Judgments.
Not to mention that almost every Famous Author of this Eschatology has a somewhat different take than all of the other Authors. If you think that is not true – then ask 12 of them to tell you who they think “THE ANTICHRIST” will be – and you will get almost 12 different opinions – REALLY!!! When Christ’s True Eschatology REVEALS that SATAN is the Antichrist who is reigning the WHOLE WORLD NOW at the End of the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy!!!
Why Dispensational Pre-Millennialists Condemnation of Amillennialists
Is Usually Baseless!!!
Again – not to be disrespectful – but I’m confused even writing what this Eschatology entails because it so convoluted and confusing that I had to go over it many times to see if I had written what the Commentary from the Got Questions Website said about it – REALLY!!! And that just confirmed to me again WHY Christ’s Holy Spirit and unadulterated Words of TRUTH have led me to the conclusion that Amillennialism is what Christ taught – NOT Dispensational Pre-Millennialism.
And while I’ve done my homework on what both Amillennialism and Pre-Millennialism teaches – sadly most Professed Christians take whatever Dispensational Pre-Millennialists say about Amillennialism as the Gospel Truth. And I’ve heard some pretty preposterous remarks coming from Dispensationalists claiming that Amillennialists DO NOT believe in a Rapture – are you kidding??!!! I’ve spent over 20 years studying THE RAPTURE – and as an Amillennialist I KNOW that Christ EXPLICITLY taught that there will be a Rapture –
just NOT a Pre-Trib Rapture!!!
But not only do Dispensationalists attack Amillennialists pretty viciously – but their criticisms are sadly baseless because they don’t know “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology!!! For more recently I read where a Dispensationalist said that Amillennialists are RACISTS and are Anti-Semitic like Augustine who HATED JEWS!!! This remark gets a prize for absurdity – REALLY!!! For Christ is no respecter of persons and neither should born-again Christians be. And that’s WHY I am certainly NOT a racist or Anti-Semitic for believing in the Amillennialism that I believe that Christ taught – HARDLY!!!
And after over 20 years of studying Christ’s True Eschatology I believe that what Christ taught was that His reign began with His ascension to the throne of God in Heaven which Peter was speaking about in Acts 2:30-32. And that Christ instituted His SPIRITUAL Kingdom reign on this Earth by His death – resurrection -- and ascension to the Throne of David which will be fully realized and manifested at His 2nd Coming in the New Heavens and the New Earth that we “Elect” will be Raptured to on the LAST DAY. This is what Amillennialism teaches and it’s also what Christ taught!!! And while I can’t speak for ALL Professed Christians or for Augustine – most of my favorite people and heroes in this World are the True Prophets in the Bible who are mostly of Hebrew descent – so I am CLEARLY NOT ANTI-SEMITIC by just believing in Amillennialism. And I doubt that Augustine HATED JEWS either!!!
But because so many Professed Christians neglect to check out these Eschatology's for themselves -- there are a great many Professed Christians who only know what Amillennialism is by what self-serving Pre- Millennialists and Post-Millennialists tell them it is -- which in most cases is Unbiblical – misleading -- and very often deliberately inaccurate to convince Professed Christians that Amillennialism is FALSE and Dispensationalism is what Christ taught!!! And that is WHY Peter said that we should: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks us to give a reason for the hope that we have.”
(paraphrased from 1st Peter 3:15)
What position we take on the Millennial reign of Christ’s Kingdom of Heaven is EXTREMLY IMPORTANT to not only our Salvation but in faithfully serving Christ as His True Prophets and Messengers and Ambassadors in this Apostate Apocalypse Generation which barely knows who Moses was or anything about the DELIVERANCES of the past beginning with Noah and then at the parting of the Red Sea. And sadly this Apostate Generation knows very little about the most important deliverance of all which was at the Cross when Christ fulfilled Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy as “the Messiah the Prince” who came to DELIVER “the many” of us in His Book of Life as we read in Daniel 9:27. And of course we are approaching the FINAL DELIVERANCE OF TO TODAY which in Christ’s True Eschatology prophecies will take place on the LAST DAY at the sound of the LAST TRUMPET BEFORE the LAST 7th Plague is poured out on Satan and his SEED!!!
That’s WHY despite the many voices of denial -- Eschatological Agnosticism is akin to blindfolding ourselves to a large part of the Scriptures concerning the Kingdom of Christ which He taught was inaugurated and restored to its rightful heirs at His 1st Coming at the Cross. And if one believes that Christ’s Millennial Kingdom won’t be restored and inaugurated until NOW at the very END OF THE WORLD – then that would mean that the Christians from the Cross until TODAY have been serving a King without a KINGDOM – GOD FORBID!!! HONESTLY -- it’s Eschatological Agnosticism that explains the common misconception by many Evangelical Christians who teach THE LIE that Augustine who lived in AD 400 was the author of the Amillennial view of the Kingdom of Christ. When this couldn’t be farther from THE TRUTH because the term “Amillennialism” was not even known to Augustine since the terms that are given to Eschatology today did not even exist when he was on Earth – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
Augustine’s noted preaching of what the Scriptures said about the Kingdom of Christ was in response to what he felt was the teaching of ERROR at his time. It was not the beginnings of a new teaching – but the returning to what Christ taught about His ALREADY inaugurated restored Kingdom of Heaven -- just as the reformation was a fight to reform the ERRONEOUS teachings and Great Apostasy that the Church had fallen into. And that’s WHY what is commonly called Amillennialism is as old as the Scriptures themselves because it is based on what Christ Himself taught – that His Kingdom had COME
at His 1st Coming!!!
But that’s NOT the case with the Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism in all of its present flavors today!!! For it just can’t be reiterated enough that there is an ASTOUNDING LACK OF AGREEMENT between Dispensational Pre-Millennialists who can’t even seem to agree among themselves what their Rapture Eschatology teaches. And there’s a simple reason for that – it’s the Doctrine of MAN which again was started in the 1800’s. And it was popularized by John Nelson Darby who came up with his Pre-Trib Rapture idea and his 2-phases of the 2nd Coming of Christ in the late 1850’s. This2-phases of the 2nd Coming of Christ was a theory that he invented to validate his “Secret Rapture Theory.” And since Darby -- this popular Eschatology has become an ENTIRE SYSTEM of Eschatology that has been embellished along the way by many “so called” World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts who have added their own spin on it with each new Book they write.
A Pre-Trib Rapture is Based on THE LIE That Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy Is Yet
Future Which Dispensationalists Teach is ONLY For THE JEWS!!!
As I mentioned in my last Commentary and have reiterated in so many of my Commentaries on these End-Times – one of the GREATEST DECEPTIONS today that Satan has been able to pull off AGAIN is the DECEPTION of the 70th Week Prophecy of Daniel. For Satan convinced the Pharisees and the Sadducees to REJECT THE TRUTH that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy at Christ’s 1st Coming who had come to DELIVER His “Elect” – and he’s doing it again today at Christ’s 2nd Coming when so many in Christendom think that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy is yet Future and ONLY FOR THE JEWS!!!
When clearly -- NO ONE could understand DECEPTION and people falling away from the faith more than Daniel because Christ’s Congregation in Daniel’s day had fallen into Apostasy also. And that is WHY they were drug off into 70 years of Babylonian Captivity – for it was punishment for their unfaithfulness and forsaking of God’s Word. In other words – Christ allowed the Babylonians to conquer His Congregation and to hold them in captivity for 70 years for their unfaithfulness and Apostasy which is very much like TODAY’S time of Great Tribulation for this End-Time Apostasy and “falling away” from the faith!!!
But as we know – Christ is a merciful God and He REVEALED to Daniel that a Messiah would come at the END of the 70 years of Babylonian Captivity and would confirm a NEW COVENANT with many of Daniel’s people. That this New Covenant would not be like the Old Covenant which was conditional on them obeying His Commandments -- which obviously none of them could do just like TODAY!!! But that this New Covenant was an UNCONDITIONAL Promise of Eternal Life that Christ would impute to a REMNANT of them by His GRACE regardless of their race or good deeds.
And this same mercifulness of Christ is being REVEALED again today at Christ’s 2nd Coming when we are living in the fulfillment of the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy. And just as it was REVEALED in Daniel’s Day when Christ showed Daniel that his people would be DELIVERED from Babylonian Captivity at the END of the 70 years – that is a FORESHADOW of what is taking place TODAY!!! For the 70 years of Babylonian Captivity of Daniel’s Day FORESHADOW this time of Great Tribulation when at the END OF THIS TIME OF JUDGMENT there will be the FINAL DELIVERANCE of ALL of Christ’s People who are now saved!!!
In other words -- Daniel’s 3rd vision of his last 4 visions that predicted the FUTURE EVENTS of Human History which are recorded in the 2nd 6 Chapters of the Book of Daniel – REVEAL from Christ that the Prophecy of the 70 Weeks recorded in Daniel Chapter 9 provides intriguing chronological insights into the Lord’s 1st and 2nd Comings. And this infamous Chapter 9 of Daniel sheds particular emphasis on the 2nd Half of the week and THE END-TIME DESOLATION of the Harlot Apostate Church when “THE ANTICHRIST” is REVEALED to be reigning from this Harlot Church as John also saw in his 7 visions. And make no mistake – both Daniel and John KNEW that “THE ANTICHRIST” would be AND IS TODAY SATAN who is NOW ruling the WHOLE WORLD before the 2nd Coming of Christ!!!
And what Christ wanted us “Elect” living TODAY to know from the Babylonian Captivity of Daniel’s Day – was that there will AGAIN be A DELIVERANCE at the END this time of now WORLDWIDE Judgment that 1st began with the CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE as Christ REVEALED to Daniel recorded in Daniel 8:12-14. And this time now of GREAT TRIBULATION is when everyone on Earth is being tested to see who remains faithful to Christ and who will “fall away” from the faith or remain FAITHLESS without ever having believed in Christ. And CLEARLY -- this time of Great Tribulation which began with the CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE -- has now spread throughout the WHOLE WORLD as Satan has been LOOSED to rule in not only the External Global Harlot Church but is ruling the WHOLE WORLD as “THE ANTICHRIST” and Supreme Enemy of Christ and those of us in Christ’s Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth today!!! THANKFULLY -- there was A DELIVERANCE in the Old Testament at the End of the 70 years of Babylonian Captivity which only FORESHADOWS the DELIVERANCE on the LAST DAY
at Christ’s soon 2nd Coming.
Because God is NOT Mocked The “Last Trumpet” is Just That – The Last One!!!
As I’ve been writing in my Commentaries for over 20 years now – and am even writing MORE BOLDLY today now that the Final Day of Judgment is so very close – Christ did NOT teach that there would be a Pre-Trib Rapture based on the Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism – HARDLY!!! He taught that both THE RAPTURE of His Elect and THE JUDGMENT of Satan and his False Prophets would take place on the very same LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity with no other Age but this Present Age and the Age to come in either Heaven or Hell. And He certainly did NOT TEACH that there would be an in-between Age of 1000 years in the near Future between the Judgment of those of the SEED OF SATAN and the Deliverance of HIS SEED – REALLY!!! For what Christ taught recorded in John 5:28-29 -- is that everyone is either delivered at the RAPTURE or “Left Behind” for JUDGMENT on the LAST DAY!!!
Christ’s Eschatology is 100% TRUE and is totally consistent throughout – for Christ’s Word NEVER contradicts itself – GOD FORBID!!! And even though the most popular Eschatology of TODAY says that the LAST TRUMPET is NOT really the LAST ONE – and that when the Last Trumpet sounds it is NOT REALLY sounded on the LAST DAY which is taught RELENTLESSLY by Pre-Millennialists who believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture – the word “LAST” really means “LAST” in God’s Economy – for He NEVER LIES and He certainly never EVER contradicts Himself!!!
And regardless of the extremely popular Pre-Trib Rapture theory which Tim LaHaye’s “Left Behind” Series was so instrumental in getting MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of Professed Christians to believe – the Eschatology of Pre-Millennialism is NOT what Christ taught when He teaches that the timing of THE RAPTURE takes place AFTER THE GREAT TRIBULATION as we read in Matthew 24:29-31. And clearly – we are living in the time that Paul wrote from Christ that there would be GREAT APOSTASY caused by Satan being LOOSED to inspire a great “falling away” from the Faith and the True Gospel of Christ
when we read:
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times (which refers to this prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION!!!) some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and DOCTRINES OF DEMONS, speaking LIES in HYPOCRISY, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” (1stTimothy 4:1-2)
We are at “the proper time” in Human History when John was shown in his 7 visions that SATAN would be REVEALED as “THE ANTICHRIST.” And while Satan has always had an ARMY OF ANTICHRISTS doing his bidding for him since the beginning of time – John saw that SATAN would be REVEALED to those of us who are of the SEED OF CHRIST as “The Abomination of Desolation” ruling in the Apostate External Global Harlot Church right before the 2nd Coming of Christ.
And rest assured that every True Prophet of Christ since the time of Noah until TODAY was appointed first and foremost to be faithful to Christ’s Word and His True Eschatology. Which is WHY Samuel condemned King Saul for disobeying Christ and NOT BEING the faithful King that he should have been. And WHY Samuel turned and never saw or spoke to Saul again which took courage to stand up against the very King of Israel the way Samuel did. And HONESTLY – what Samuel did should be our example today. For Christ is calling us to stand up for His DIVINE PLAN which is fighting this Final Spiritual Battle to DEFEAT SATAN and those in League with Satan. And Christ would have us say today to all those REBELLING against Him just what He had Samuel say to King Saul with so many living in this Narcissistic Society acting as if THEY ARE GOD just as King Saul did.
In other words – they just like King Saul are serving themselves as King in their own Kingdoms instead of serving Christ in His. And what Samuel had the courage to tell Saul was THE TRUTH when we read: “God is NOT a man, that He should LIE; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19)
Christ is for sure the same God as He was in Samuel’s Day and the Old Testament Days!!! It’s MANKIND who like King Saul who has become so NARCISSITIC TODAY that so many think that God didn’t REALLY MEAN what He said about the FINAL DAY OF JUDGMENT taking place at the LAST TRUMPET. And so many want to argue with Christ that He didn’t really mean “last” when He said last – REALLY???!!! That’s almost like Bill Clinton saying: “It depends on what the meaning of “is” is!!! I DON’T THINK SO!!! Christ meant it when He said that the LAST Trumpet is when He will RAPTURE us Elect – and that He will sound it on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity. And GOD IS NOT MOCKED – for the LAST DAY means that there are NO MORE DAYS AFTER THE LAST DAY!!! And when Dispensational Pre-Millennialists insist that THE RAPTURE and the 2nd Coming of Christ are 2 Separate Events that take place on 2 separate days separated by a 1000 years -- they are making a MOCKERY out of Christ’s Unadulterated Words of TRUTH!!!!!
“Here Am I, Lord – Send Me!!!”
CLEARLY – We are at the VERY POINT on Christ’s Prophetic Timeline when He wants us to sound the Trumpet for Him that Salvation has ENDED and The Final Day of Judgment is right on the Horizon now!!! And John was given a vision of this time in History in his 3rd vision from Christ when the Lord REVEALED to John that the witness of the 2 Witnesses who represent Christ’s True Eternal Universal Church on Earth TODAY would be silenced and KILLED. And that after our witness had been silenced and killed as we certainly see happening TODAY!!! – that THEN Christ’s Holy Spirit would EMPOWER us “Elect” and that we would be given the courage to sound the Trumpet for Christ that His Return was near and coming quickly. And that’s WHY John prophesied from the Lord that the 2 Witnesses who had been lying SMYBOLICALLY DEAD in the streets were give the strength to stand up by Christ Himself when we read:
“Now after the three-and-a-half days (which refers to this 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy that we are in now TODAY with SATAN ruling in the Harlot Church and all of the Nations in the United Nations!!!) the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.” (and HONESTLY -- every time I see someone take a stand for righteousness and good today on Fox News – I think of this verse!!!) (Revelation 11:11)
And THANKFULLY there are many brave WARRIORS in Christ’s Army today who are now being REVIVED and standing up for Christ’s Honor and TRUTHS by fighting along with HIM in EXPOSING the LIES and EVIL DEEDS of Satan and those in League with Satan!!! And in this 3rd vision – Christ had John paint a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of what the World would be like when SATAN has now been LOOSED and we are seeing what Christ called “The Abomination of Desolation” that Christ prophesied we “Elect” would see before His 2nd Coming. And that abomination would be that the WHOLE WORLD and especially the Harlot Church would resemble Sodom and Egypt which were both godless and corrupt and immoral. And that our witness of the Gospel of Christ would be so effectively silenced in this World by Satan and those in League with him that our voice would NO LONGER be heard or accepted.
In other words -- John was painting a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of TODAY!!! That those of us of the True Eternal Universal Church of Christ in this Great Tribulation are lying in the streets as if DEAD. And he prophesied that he saw NO rule of God’s Law anymore in the External Global Harlot Church or the United Nations – but a fulfillment of Daniel’s vision when Daniel prophesied that Satan would be ruling the WHOLE WORLD as “THE ANTICHRIST” when we read:
“He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.”(Daniel 7:25)
And aren’t we TODAY SEEING LAWLESSNESS everywhere and only DELUSION and INIQUITY ABOUNDING so that the Word of Christ which is the Word of LIFE and Salvation has now been extinguished???!!! I know that Dispensationalists think that those of us who believe in Amillennialism only ALLERGORIZE the Scripture -- and just like the Pharisees and the Sadducees they can’t STAND IT when Christ speaks to us who are faithful to Him and are of HIS SEED through His Holy Spirit through His “hidden messages” about these End-Times and they just can’t see the same SPIRITUAL TRUTHS!!!
And so they attack and condemn us Amillennialists for allegorizing EVERYTHING in Scripture which couldn’t be farther from the TRUTH!!! It’s just a Biblical Fact that Christ wrote the Apocalyptic Literature of the Bible about these END-TIMES in HIGHLY CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE. And this is just the way He often taught when He spoke in parables to prevent the Pharisees and the Sadducees from understanding His “hidden” meaning of The Kingdom of Heaven that He was INDEED “the Messiah the Prince” who had COME – but not to save most of them!!! And when the Disciples asked Him WHY He taught this way He replied:
“Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them it has NOT been given.” (Matthew 13:11)
AND SO IT GOES TODAY!!! For John’s 3rd vision paints a HIGHLY CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of the 2 Witnesses lying DEAD in the Streets of Jerusalem. This verse is NOT about LITERAL people standing up on their feet again after lying dead in the streets – HARDLY!!! That may sell prophecy Books – but it’s NOT the Message that Christ was trying to convey -- anymore than the prophecy of ‘the dry bones” of Ezekiel Chapter 37 was about LITERAL
people coming to life again!!!
For these CRYPTIC PICTURES were meant to illustrate a SPIRITUAL AWAKENING. And the 2 Witnesses of John’s 3rdvision show Christ awakening us during this time of GREAT TRIBULATION and giving us His Spirit and His POWER to stand up on our feet and FIGHT along with Him in this Final Spiritual Battle against THE LIES AND EVIL DEEDS of Satan and HIS SEED!!! John is merely painting an image of us in Christ’s True Eternal Universal Church TODAY sounding the TRUMPET for Christ that Judgment is on it’s way and Babylon is Coming down!!! It illustrates that Christ Himself has made us mobile and called us to stand up and FIGHT!!! The symbol of feet in scripture points to the means of mobilization – and Christ often uses it to signify those who are “ sent.” Just as Christians who are empowered to prophecy are spoken of as those who are “sent.” And CLEARLY – we are here to witness THE TRUTH of the Gospel of Christ until the very LAST DAY!!!
And what Christ is asking of us living today in this prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION is exactly what Christ asked in Isaiah’s time when Isaiah heard Christ’s voice calling and Isaiah responded to Christ with these words when we read:
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
But notice that Christ was NOT sending Isaiah to those who were of HIS SEED – but to those who were NOT OF HIS SEED who He knew would NEVER understand His Words and would NEVER have a circumcised heart given to them by Him to believe. And just like Pharaoh in Moses’ Day and the Pharisees and the Sadducees at the time of Christ’s 1stComing and the False Prophets of TODAY at the very soon 2nd Coming of Christ -- the hearts of many are hardened and their eyes are BLINDED to THE TRUTH of Christ’s Words causing them to REFUSE to believe Christ’s True Gospel that the Kingdom of Heaven has COME and that it will soon be CONSUMMATED at the 2nd Coming of Christ – NOT INAUGURATED as Dispensational Pre-Millennialists teach.
It’s no coincidence that so many today are BLINDED to THE TRUTH -- but just more evidence that demands a verdict that Christ has ALREADY poured out the 5th and 6thbowls of Judgment which are SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS that has plunged the False Prophets of SATAN’S Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” into such SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS that they have now joined SATAN in this WAR AGAINST CHRIST AND HIS WORD and those of us bringing His Words of TRUTH. And just like in Isaiah’s Day Christ is sending us True Prophet to pronounce this Judgment:
He said, “Go and tell this people: “‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’ Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”(Isaiah 6:8-10)
And when Isaiah asked HOW LONG Christ wanted him to preach this message of JUDGMENT – Christ answered in so many words that this CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL MESSAGE of Judgment was to be preached by His True Prophets until THE END OF TIME!!! And that is just what John saw in his 3rd vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 11 – that Christ has now given us “Elect” His Holy Spirit and POWER and the command to stand up on our feet after Satan and his False Prophets have “silenced and killed” THE TRUTH of our witness for Christ -- and to shout that THE KING IS COMING – and that He is Coming to administer the FINAL JUDGMENT on Satan and HIS SEED after DELIVERING us “Elect” all on the SAME LAST DAY!!!
Christ’s REVEALING to John that we “Elect” would be here to BLOW the TRUMPET for Christ to sound the alarm that He is bringing Babylon down -- is WHY we haven’t been Raptured yet. THINK ABOUT IT – John saw that those of us in Christ’s Army going through this Prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION were here to sound the Alarm for Him that His 2nd Coming is “near and coming quickly” now. And that is GOOD NEWS for us who are Christ’s “Elect” – for it means our DELIVERANCE at THE RAPTURE will be soon. But it is bad news for Satan and his False Prophets -- for Christ’s JUDGMENT of them is “near and coming quickly now” also when Christ had John prophesy the Lord saying: “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Matthew Chapter 24 Prophesies This Great Tribulation Period When Christ Teaches That His “Elect” are Both IN IT -- But Most Assuredly Will Be Delivered Out of it at The Rapture!!!
CLEARLY -- Matthew Chapter 24 prophesies this time of Great Tribulation when Christ illustrates that believers are both here and are being warned by Christ how to deal with this time – that we should stay GROUNDED in His Word. And He gave Daniel the 70th Week Prophecy to REVEAL that if we were faithful to the end of this Great Tribulation then we would be “Blessed” if we made it to the 1,335th Day. For it is on that DAY that Christ is Coming Back to DELIVER AND RAPTURE US!!! And that should encourage us to MOVE FORWARD IN FAITH – for we are living at the very END of the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy NOW!!!
But I’ve run out of space again – so I’ll write more about WHY “The Rapture Truth” REVEALS in the True Eschatology of Christ that we are TODAY in what He prophesied would be THE GREAT TRIBULATION!!! And until my next Commentary – just know that this Final Spiritual Battle is Christ’s to WIN – and WIN IT HE WILL!!! For John saw Satan’s SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” brought down to utter ruins BEFORE the 2ndComing of Christ and THE RAPTURE – which is just what we are witnessing TODAY!!! Mary Sullivan