Okay This may be a long topic, needful to the experienced members of the Body of Christ: Remember we must not add to nor take away any of the Words of the Prophecy of the Book of Revelation or the plagues will be added to us. Only Believe.
Yes Christians Will be still here through at least half+ of the tribulation period. We will see who the anti-Christ is and the abomination that makes desolate before we are taken/raptured out of Great Tribulation as the Bible says. I called on the Lord in 1981 fasting and praying because I could hear a different message from Churches about this, than what I could see in God's Word plainly and the Lord ministered His Word to me.
First begin with Matthew 24:15-31 where Jesus is answering His disciples on when shall the end come, notice the Lord says "when YE shall see the Abomination of Desolation... If Jesus said "ye shall see" then you shall see it, then not knowing the day or the hour Jesus spoke as if it could begin anyday, Jesus could have said when "THEY" shall see...but He said "when YOU shall see" talking to His disciples. Folks...we haven't seen that yet! Note verse 21 of the same chapter, The Lord says "then shall be Great Tribulation more than the world has ever seen," but Praise God the days of Tribulation will be shorter for us which are saved.
Notice in verse 29 it says "immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun and the moon shall be darkened, stars fall from heaven...(that too hasn't happened yet, so Jesus will not change His Word by coming before it is fulfilled) verse 30 & 31 says "Then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in the Clouds. He shall send angels who with a great sound of a Trumpet gather together His Elect from the 4 winds.
The Lord says repeatedly "Be Not Deceived" for false prophets shall say Jesus has come, or He is here or over there, but no! Jesus assured us in His Word that His Word shall not fail, and it shall all come to pass whatever He said, as is written.
Many say that since the Satellites have The Word preached all over the world that it is the sign of the end, but the Bible says that in the end 144,000 Virgin-Jewish men will preach the Gospel all over the world, they are of the 12 tribes of Israel, (but too many say it is also the gentiles and make anything "symbolic" that they feel like)
The Bible Plainly states THESE ARE JEWS! " redeemed of the Earth," never defiled with women, "the first ripe fruits", clean, and ready, no guile in their mouth, and they are blameless. Many misread that since John on the Isle of Patmos says "After this I beheld a great multitude of all kinds of people" and say that it is actually the 144,000 symbolically. No no! Paul saw 2 groups of people here, 144k Jews and a Great Multitude which no man could number of all races.
There is a warning to any who say they are Jews when they are not. Revelation 3:9
Remember there shall be 7 Trumpets sounded by Angels in heaven and The Church is "taken out of Great Tribulation" on the sound of the 7th Trump. They/we shall be in tears, and have been exposed to intense heat. The earth is already heating up in a climate crisis. Glaciers are melting, Weather is mixed up due to it & etc.
Matthew 24:31 |
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
1 Corinthians 15:52
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Revelation 10:7 |
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
1 Corinthians 15:51 |BEhold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.
The Church clearly leaves upon the sound of the 7th Trumpet blown in heaven, not before, nor on the 1st Trumpet. Some people will explain away everything this says for fear or tradition, or to actually dare God would have us still be here through the devastating events each Trumpet precedes in Revelation ch's 8-10. Many say "God would never,.." but we are some of the most unGodly Christians of all the generations on the earth, many of our forefathers truly loved, served and obeyed God, and acted more like real Christians.
Paul warns us in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 that there will be deceptions about the coming of Christ and shall deceive many, but that day of the coming of the Lord shall 1. not precede a falling away from the faith, and 2. the anti-Christ being revealed. Notice in verse 6 Paul says "now you know what witholdeth our gathering together unto the Lord.", Verse 1 is telling us what shall happen first BEFORE we are gathered together to meet the Lord.
It amazes me how, many Christians believe Christians can be persecuted, even beheaded but do not believe God will allow us to be in the Great Tribulation; They forget Moses didn't enter the promised Land, John the Baptist lost his head, Stephen was martyred and the the Apostles were crucified, and mostly, Jesus was killed before He resurrected, but they think God would never allow us suffering in the Tribulation. Who do we think we are? We are not better than them. Let us never forget Roman 8:38-39, Nothing shall separate us from the Love of God...
Notice in verse 7 the unrevealed culprit of iniquity allows iniquity to abound until he is destroyed, and verse 8 tells us "how" he will be destroyed..by "the brightness of Christ's coming". Many Christians believe "the Church is letting iniquity work" and we are in the way of ourselves and will be taken out of the way of our own gathering unto the Lord, because they say the Church is the one taken out of the way, no, no, (the church as one body is not referred to in the bible as a "he" but The Bride, and in plural as "sons") the whole topic is "what is in the way of our gathering unto the Lord?" satan is! not us.
The "him that now lets is satan/antichrist, until he is taken out of our way". However let's just live Holy and not dispute nor quarrel about this, only believe. America at the rate we're going will never see the precious descending of Christ's feet in the clouds, we may be utterly destroyed and judged before the rest of the world. The nation that forgets her God shall utterly perish.
We don't know the day nor hour, but we can know the season by the signs we have been warned about. We must remember to keep the faith, don't take the mark, don't think Jesus forgot us, and don't buy the lie that the Bible was wrong or we would'nt be in Great Tribulation. I say it all the time "i'm not goin down without a fight, broken-bloody-fist-in-the-air still holding to the blood-stained banner to my last breath!"
The wrath of God begins after the Church is gone, but the Tribulation is before the wrath. It can be dangerous to think we wont't be here, cause misinformed, fearful Christians could panic, shake their fist toward heaven and even take the mark of the beast and be eternally lost, and that's satan's plan. American churches must repent or we can miss seeing this Glorious Event.
2nd Thessalonians chapter 2
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,