A Sabbath Message 9/17/22 – Tribulation Will Come To All

There are many religious beliefs that are delusions. We have been led into a Babylonian captivity by the doctrines and traditions of men. (2 Th. 2:10-12; Is. 66:4) These two passages are the only places the word delusion(s) is used in the entire Bible. The Hebrew word for delusions is taaluwal – caprice or any fanciful idea(s). The Greek word for delusion is plane – fraud, deceit, fraudulence, or error. Why would God choose or send us delusions? The Greek word for send is: pempo – to dispatch (in the subjective sense). The Hebrew word for choose is: bachar – to try, by implication to select, and is synonymous with: bachan – to test. Both passages pertain to the last days. The doctrines and traditions of men are the delusions (fanciful ideas, error, deceit, fraud) to which men have been subjected to throughout the centuries. Their delusions will be selectively tried and tested, and the Lord will bring their fears upon them because they received not the love of the truth.

Most Christians believe that the Lord will first come to secretly rapture his church (fly away) and they will escape the Great Tribulation. Those left behind will have to face the Antichrist and suffer persecution unless they accept the mark of the beast. Moslems believe Christ will come back to fight the Antichrist, and Jews are waiting for the Messiah to come the first time. The pre-tribulation rapture doctrine has been made very popular by the fictional series, “Left Behind”. Millions of dollars have been made on the books and movie rights. It does make some good science fiction. But it is still fiction!

The whole concept is based on The Antichrist rising and deceiving those left behind after the rapture. The term antichrist is used in 1John 2:18 & 22, 4:3 and 2John 7, and is found nowhere else. To deny that Christ came in the flesh, died, and resurrected is to be antichrist. John said there were many already in the world. To deny the divinity of Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God is also to be antichrist. Technically speaking, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and any person who denies Jesus Christ or his divinity are antichrist. Atheists are just anti-any-ole-god!

Anti- means: to oppose, antagonize, contradict, or counteract. Antichrist is anyone or anything that is in opposition to, contradicts, or counteracts anything that Christ did or taught, which is antagonistic towards Christ.

The truth about tribulation can be found in the following scriptures: Deut. 4:30-31; Judges 10:14; 1 Sam. 26:24; Matt. 13:21, 24:21-31; Mk. 13:24; Jn. 16:33; Acts 14:22; Rom. 2:8-13, 5:1-5, 8:35, 12:12; 2Cor. 1:4, 7:4; 1Th. 3:4-5; 2Th. 1:4-8; Rev. 1:9, 2:9-11, 2:21-23, 7:14-17. Tribulation is something to expect and will come upon all human beings. It is something in which God’s people can find faith, patience, and even comfort and joy. During the last days, those who have the faith of Jesus and keep the commandments of God will have patience in it, even to the death. (Rev. 14:12, 12:11) It is not something that we are going to escape by being beamed up to heaven by an angel named Scotty on the Good Ship Lollypop. Revelation 7:14 states, they which came out of (through) great tribulation are made white. You cannot get hamburger unless you first run the meat through a grinder. (Zec. 13:9; Is. 48:10; Amos 9:9; Ps. 7:6, 66:10; Dan. 12:10; 1Pet. 1:17; Rev. 3:17-22)

The secret rapture theory did not appear in the churches until after 1830 AD. It was unknown to all the early church fathers. Justin, Irenaeus, and Terullian were convinced that the Christian Church would go through great tribulation at the hands of many antichrists before the Lord returned. The 18th century protestant reformers Huss, Knox, Wycliffe, Luther, Calvin, Cranmer, and Wesley never taught the Rapture Theory that many theologians do today. It covertly crept into the church and must have had a strategic purpose for its introduction. Most assuredly, Satan had his hand in it. He has it in everything else man has screwed up!

During the period of the reformation, the first Protestants believed and taught that the Papacy was antichrist, and the Roman Church was the harlot system of Revelation 17. Certain Romish theologians had thought it necessary to take the pressure off the Pope, so a new interpretation of prophecy was invented. The Jesuit priest Ribera (1537-1591) was first to teach that the prophetic events of Daniel and Revelation would not be fulfilled until the last 3.5 years at the end of the age when a global dictator or The Antichrist arose. The Roman Church was and still is the fulfillment! Like a CIA cover story, the Roman Church had to establish a cover story to conceal the truth. What else have they covered up?

Despite the efforts of Ribera and those of Cardinal Bellarmine later, it wasn’t until the early 19th century that this new futurist doctrine began to gain acceptance by Evangelical Christians. In 1830 Margaret McDonald, a young member of Edward Irving’s so-called Catholic Apostolic Church, prophesied that there would be a secret coming of the Lord to rapture those who awaited his return. [If this girl was a true Prophetess, then let’s all live off happy meals and wait for Captain Ronald McDonald of the Good Ship Lollypop.] (Eze. 13:17-23) Irving devoted his talent as an artful preacher to spreading the secret rapture theory until he died in 1834.

It has long been pointed out that pre-tribulationism is a relatively new doctrine. The present-day apocalyptic action-packed version has been the best-selling doctrine in all of Christendom. Not all Christians buy into the theory, but those who do are in a state of delusion. They think they will escape tribulation. (Is. 60:8-9; Eze. 13; 1Th. 5:1-3) This state of delusion I call, THE GREAT FALSE HOPE.

During the time of trouble, the Christians who believe they will fly away and escape the tribulation will fall into the pit of false hope. (Is. 24:16-18) The snare will be a new lie to explain away the first lie that got them into the pit in the first place. Those who believed they would not go through the tribulation will wonder what went wrong. Shortly before the 21 days of silence (global communication breakdown), the false prophet will come forth with an answer. He will probably be someone highly decorated with man-made theological degrees.

It is time for sleepy headed Christians to wake up! The time of trouble is at hand. The Great Depression, World War I & II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq I & II have all taken place in just the last 95 years (1914-2008). [95/1000 × 24 = 2.28 hrs in God time] These are only the beginning of sorrows. (Matt. 24:4-8) The Greek word for rumors is: akoe – hearing, audience, something preached or reported. From: akono (primary verb) – to hear, to give audience, to report. Daily, World War II was reported on radio and Vietnam on TV. The beginning of the Iraq I & II and Afghanistan was seen live on CNN. Today, some preach an Iran War. Where are we at in prophecy? What is about to come and why? Read the Bible! Keep in mind that Britain and the United States are Joseph’shorns of the HouseofIsrael, and the State of Israel is the HouseofJudah. Ammon is Syria, Moab is Jordan, Iran is Persia, Iraq is Babylon, Arabia is Ishmael, and Edom is among them. Assyria is Germany, Gog and Magog are China and Russia. Prophecy will be fulfilled!

The Holy Bible is the complete history of God’s people of promise, and the future for all mankind. It is like a 7000-year drama, mankind the actors, and Act 7 is the 1000-year millennial reign of Christ. The new heaven (universe) and new earth of Revelation 21 will be a new eternal drama called EVERLASTING. King Jesus Christ and his Saints will do more in 1000 years than man has ever dreamed possible. Man has achieved much while under the influence of Satan, but imagine the resources and wealth that can be peacefully utilized when Christ returns and forces mankind to beat (recycle) their swords (implements of war) into plowshares (implements of agriculture). He’ll establish truth, justice, and equality with no more elections, bribery, greedy corporations, and manmade judiciary. There will be truth and justice for all!

Are we prepared for tribulation?

{Continuing the Ten Commands Series with Daniel Joseph.}

Revelation 12:11

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

John 14:8-21

KJV(i) 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Have a restful sabbath.

LOLGB+

1 Comment

  1. keiisaac921 says:

    Amen Amen is blessings message

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