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(THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE)
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him
Matt. 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen
WE PREACH THE BLESSED HOPE FOR THE FUTURE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR
Rev. 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Prov. 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Is. 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God
Jer. 25:31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen
QUESTION: Re: “Many are called but few are chosen.” What exactly does this mean? I’m afraid that I won’t make it if only a few are going to Heaven.
ANSWER: It’s another slant on John 3:16. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that who so ever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. Jesus died for everyone, but only believers get eternal life.
God doesn’t want any of us to be lost but for all to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) But although He’s made provision for everyone, He’s left the choice to us.
In the passage you quoted, Matt. 22:14, the whole world represents the many who are called. Those who believe that the death of God’s Son was payment for their sins and have asked Him to be their Savior are the few who are chosen. If you’ve done that you needn’t worry. You’ve met the only qualification.
The most tragic day in human history will be the one where unbelievers finally realize that the penalty for all of their sins was paid in full and they rejected it.
The Chosen People
QUESTION: My son asked us if we could ask God any question what would it be. He said he would ask if he loved all of us so much, why did he choose the Jewish people as his chosen people. Why them?
ANSWER: Choosing Israel was God’s decision and He’s never offered any justification for it. But you should tell your son that what God has done for the Church far surpasses anything He has ever done or ever will do for the Jewish people. No other people in all of history has been blessed in the way God has blessed the Church. Nor will they be in the future. In fact Paul said the Church will be the example of the incomparable riches of God’s grace through ages yet to come (Ephes. 2:7).
GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE. FOLLOW UP
QUESTION: You have given 4 reasons why God chose the Jews, which have all been fulfilled. Why then do we still refer to them as God’s Chosen or special people today? Please explain Gal.3:26-29 and the book of Ephesians plus many more which tell us we are now one.
ANSWER: It’s true that during the Church Age Jews and Gentiles are one, but only if they’re in Christ. That’s because when we’re in Christ we’re no longer seen by God as being either Jew or Gentile (Gal.3:26-29). In the Church, He has taken some who were formerly Jews and some who were formerly Gentiles and made them into one new man (Ephes. 2:14-18), literally a new race of humanity.
But Israel and the Gentiles don’t just disappear. Although the Church will inherit the New Jerusalem, Jews who come to faith in Jesus after the rapture of the Church but before the 2nd Coming will inherit Israel, and Gentiles who come to faith in Jesus after the rapture but before the 2nd Coming will inherit the nations. Three different groups, three different destinies.
By the way, the four objectives God set out for Israel are not fully accomplished. Israel’s greatest achievements in this regard will come during the Kingdom Age, which we call the Millennium, and will surpass even those of Solomon’s time.
Who Are The Chosen?
QUESTION: I have a question about the “Chosen”. The scriptures teach us that all who believe are saved. To me that means anyone has the opportunity to be saved. Christ said when He was lifted up all men would be drawn to Him. To me that means he calls all men to repentance. I know not all respond positively to this call. Some accept and others reject. But what I’m trying to figure out is; Believing in free will opportunity for all, who are the Chosen?
ANSWER: Both Israel and the Church are referred to as the chosen. For Israel the title has national implications (Deut,7:6) and for the Church it’s a personal matter. Where we’re concerned, Matt. 20:16 and other verses tell us many are called but few are chosen. Jesus said whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life (John 3:16) and everyone who asks receives (Matt. 7:7-8), Paul said whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13), and Peter said that God doesn’t want any to perish but for all to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
Therefore, everyone has to have an opportunity to be saved, and everyone who responds will be saved. But we know that only some of those who are called respond. So if only a few are chosen, logic tells us the ones who are chosen are the ones who respond to the call.
WHAT ABOUT GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE?
QUESTION: I have been trying to put my own chronology together with the end times events starting with the battle of Psalms 83 and then Ezekiel 38 & 39. I think I have the events figured and the disposition of the Gentiles both saved and unsaved. What is confusing to me is the disposition of God’s People, the Jews. I know the saved ones who have accepted Christ will be with all the Church in the Rapture and those who are not saved will go through the Tribulation, but what happens to the Jews after that, both saved and unsaved.
ANSWER: Israel and the Church have entirely different destinies. Jews are promised that one day God will come back and dwell with them again in the Promised Land (Ezekiel 43:7). Christians are promised that we’ll go to heaven to live with Jesus (John 14:2-3) Both promises come true in the Millennium, which is also called Israel’s Kingdom Age.
Jews who accept Jesus as their Messiah during the Church Age belong to the Church and go in the Rapture to live in the New Jerusalem. Many Jews who miss the Rapture will become believers during Daniel’s 70th Week. Those who are martyred will be resurrected at the 2nd Coming (Daniel 12:1-2). They, along with those who survive to the end, will repopulate Israel during the Millennium.
Unbelieving Jews will be treated just like unbelieving Gentiles. If they die during the 70th Week they’ll go to Hades to await the Great White Throne judgement at the end of the millennium (Rev. 20:11-15). If they survive they’ll be judged just after the 2nd Coming and sent off the planet. Paul said,
“A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise is not from men, but from God” (Romans 2:28-29).
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I AM GOING TO MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP THAT SENDS ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES REELING … Zech. 12:2
God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3)
WORLD TERRORISM – WARS
GENERAL WORLD NEWS: AND CORONAVIRUS NEWS CLIPS:
Rev. 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:
2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:
The Media Has Turned A Blind Eye To The ‘Terrorists Within Our Midst’ And THEIR PUSH FOR SHARIA LAW In America – MORE THAN “250 MILLION” CHRISTIANS (AND RISING) ARE VICTIMS OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN THE WORLD TODAY
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Please keep in mind that this collection of News Articles is mainly concerning America, but also take note that what happens in America will also “Dramatically” affect Australia and the rest of the World “Massively”.
WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATION (MONDAY 22nd JUNE 2020)
MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 37-38:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORALLY, GODLY: – AND BECOMING MORE SO DAILY. (WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS (MATT 24:8)
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
But before that we have to go through the Birth Pangs, leading up to the Tribulation of Mankind; and I feel that the beginning of Matthew 24 explains that time very well.
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
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HEZBOLLAH VIDEO THREATENS PRECISION GUIDED MISSILES ON TEL AVIV
https://www.timesofisrael.com/hezbollah-video-threatens-precision-guided-missiles-on-tel-aviv/ – By Toi Staff
Clip shows coordinates of Israeli towns, as Hassan Nasrallah can be heard threatening to rain down rockets on ‘very precise targets’
The Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group on Saturday released a video threatening to strike major Israeli cities with precision guided missiles and claiming that it has the capability to hit “very precise targets” anywhere in Israel.
In the video clip released via social media, coordinates of Israeli targets across the country are displayed on the screen as audio clips of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threaten to rain down missiles on them.
“Today, we can not only hit the city of Tel Aviv but also, if God wants and with his help, can hit very precise targets within Tel Aviv,” Nasrallah can be heard saying.
“We can also hurt anywhere within occupied Palestine,” he adds.
The video was shared on social media accounts associated with Iran and its proxies.
It was also posted on YouTube, but later removed for violating its standards.
At the end of the video, text in Hebrew and Arabic appears saying, “Whatever you do to block the way — it’s already over and done with.”
Hezbollah is believed to have over 150,000 missiles, but only a small number of them can be guided to specific sites. Israel fears in a future war, the terror group could use a barrage of precision missiles to attack sensitive facilities and overwhelm its air defense array.
Israeli planes have carried out airstrikes in Syria to foil efforts by Iran to smuggle the advanced weapons into Lebanon, according to authorities. Jerusalem believes Tehran is now trying to develop domestic production in Lebanon because of the danger involved in trying to move the weapons from Iran to Lebanon.
In September last year, the Israel Defense Forces announced that it had identified a facility in southern Lebanon being used by Hezbollah to convert and manufacture precision-guided missiles.
The compound located near Nabi Sheet in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon was established several years ago by Iran and Hezbollah for weapons manufacturing, the army said at the time, claiming the site had established “a dedicated assembly line for precision weapons” and contained several machines supplied by Iran “designed to manufacture the motors and the warheads of missiles with an accuracy of less than 10 meters.”
Hezbollah was formed in the early 1980s with assistance from Iran to counter and harass Israel, which occupied southern Lebanon following the 1982 First Lebanon War. Israel withdrew from that self-declared “security zone” to the international border in 2000.
Over the years — and with ample Iranian training, funding and support — the terror group turned from a small guerrilla outfit that used guns and roadside bombs to kill Israeli troops and Lebanese collaborators, into a more powerful terrorist organization with thousands of simple rockets that it rained down on northern Israel and advanced anti-tank guided missiles that it fired at IDF positions in southern Lebanon. A full-scare war erupted in 2006.
Iran-backed Hezbollah has been a US-designated terrorist group since 1997 and fights alongside the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the neighboring country’s civil war. It is Tehran’s most potent proxy on the regional scene and also wields significant influence in Lebanese politics.
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INDIAN FIGHTER JETS PATROL DISPUTED HIMALAYAN BORDER WHERE CHINA HAS LAID CLAIM TO AN ENTIRE VALLEY AFTER THE WARRING COUNTRIES ENGAGED IN A DEADLY MIDNIGHT BRAWL WITH SPIKED CLUBS AND ROCKS
China has laid claim to the entire Galwan Valley on the Himalayan border at the center of Sino-Indian dispute
India has now mobilised fighter jets in retaliation as tensions rise to dangerous levels
Satellite images appear to show China bringing in machinery and damming a river at the disputed border
Indian troops recently built a new 200ft bridge over the river on their side of the Line of Actual Control
India says 20 soldiers were killed when troops fought with clubs and fists at 14,000 feet in the Himalayas
Published: 20:57 AEST, 20 June 2020 | Updated: 05:17 AEST, 21 June 2020
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Argentina is being invaded by a locust plague of biblical proportions, devouring everything on its path.
The biblical swarm of more than 40 millions of locusts have crossed from neighbouring Paraguay and are currently sweeping through the northern region of Argentina.
The short-horned grasshoppers have affected farms in the commune of Lanteri located in the northern Argentine province of Santa Fe after crossing from neighbouring Paraguay.
Videos taken by local residents show the terrifying scene as the insects completely block out the driver’s view on the road.
Motorists had to drive carefully as thousands of locusts flew past at a low altitude, hitting their windscreens.
Another clip captures the locusts sweeping through the regions in northern Argentina.From Paraguay
The swarms have passed through the Argentine provinces of Chaco and Formosa after crossing from Paraguay, according to reports.
The National Service of Agri-Food Health and Quality (SENASA) said the swarm was passing through the province of Chaco on Tuesday.
SENASA and several witnesses posted videos of the swarm of locusts on social media showing them filling the air over fields and roads in the region.
According to local media, they belong to a species of locust in the subfamily Cyrtacanthacridinae which have an insatiable appetite for crops of wheat, corn and oats used for cattle.
Yo lo anticipe, la plaga de langostas llego a corrientes, argentina. Muy pronto en bs as.
On Wednesday morning, the locusts reportedly passed through the municipalities of Villa Ocampo and Villa Guillermina in Santa Fe, travelling at around 100 kilometres (62 miles) a day.
Imágenes de la llegada de nubes de langostas a Lanteri, norte de Santa Fe, buscando campos para pasar la noche.
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An intense seismic swarm with earthquakes of M5.7 and M5.4 is currently rattling towns and villages in Northern Iceland.
Meanwhile, officials have evidences that Grímsvötn volcano is getting ready for the next eruption further in the south…
Iceland is highly geologically active with many volcanoes including Hekla, Eldgjá, Herðubreið, and Eldfell. The volcanic eruption of Laki in 1783–1784 caused a famine that killed nearly a quarter of the island’s population and caused dust clouds and haze to appear over most of Europe and parts of Asia and Africa for several months afterward, and affected climates in other areas.
On 21 March 2010, a volcano in Eyjafjallajökull in the south of Iceland erupted for the first time since 1821, forcing 600 people to flee their homes. Additional eruptions on 14 April forced hundreds of people to abandon their homes. The resultant cloud of volcanic ash brought major disruption to air travel across Europe.
Another large eruption occurred on 21 May 2011. This time it was the Grímsvötn volcano, located under the thick ice of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Grímsvötn is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, and this eruption was much more powerful than the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull activity, with ash and lava hurled 20 km (12 mi) into the atmosphere, creating a large ash and gas plume.
Here are the latest geological unrests and news from Iceland:
Earthquake swarm shakes northern Iceland
An intense earthquake swarm is ongoing 20km NE of Siglufjörður. Since the swarm started yesterday over 1500 earthquakes have been detected:
A 4earthquake hit 42 km NE of Siglufjörður, Iceland; 2020-06-20; 15:05:11 (UTC)
A 7earthquake hit 10 km NE of Siglufjörður, Iceland; 2020-06-20; 19:26:22 (UTC)
A 5earthquake hit 15 km NE of Siglufjörður, Iceland; 2020-06-20; 20:11:18 (UTC)
The two largest quakes were felt by residents in Dalvík, Hofsós, Siglufjörður, and Akureyri, and as well as those in the municipality of Hörgársveit, further inland. Neither injuries nor damage have been reported.
The Tjörnes fracture zone started experiencing an earthquake swarm on Friday afternoon, peaking with the M5.7 quake on Saturday. Following this, more than 1,500 small earthquakes were reported in the same area.
Officials say Grímsvötn volcano is preparing for its next large eruption. Recent gas measurements indicate there is magma near the surface of the volcano. Grímsvötn last erupted in 2011 and erupts on average every 5-10 years during active periods.
Earlier this month, scientists from the Icelandic Met Office measured sulphur dioxide (SO2) in the southwest corner of the caldera in Grímsvötn, close to where the last eruptions in 2004 and 2011 took place.
In addition to the high level of SO2, geothermal activity at the surface of the volcano has notably increased.
Moreover, scientists have shown a correlation between jökulhlaup (glacial floods) and eruptions in Grímsvötn. When the pressure in the volcanic system is increased due to magma accumulation and if a large volume of water is stored in the lake, the pressure release following the removal of water during a flood could facilitate the magma rising to the surface and trigger, in this way, an eruption.
Currently, the water level is rather high and the pressure in the magma chamber below the caldera has reached values comparable to those prior to the last eruption. Therefore, an eruption triggered by a glacial flood has to be considered.
An eruption in that area is not likely to cause much damage as they are usually small or medium-size. Moreover, Grímsvötn is far away from inhabited areas. However, a Grímsvötn would release tremendeous amount of ash, which could lead to air traffic stops and dangerous ashfall for people and livestock.
Idol Worshipping Pope Francis Gives Three More Titles To The ‘Virgin Mary’, Of Course They Were Stolen From God Just Like The Name ‘Holy Father’ Was
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/idol-worshipping-pope-francis-gives-three-more-titles-virgin-mary-stolen-from-god-just-like-holy-father/ – by Geoffrey Grider June 20, 2020
The new titles are “Mother of Mercy,” “Mother of Hope,” and “Comfort of Migrants.” In letter dated June 20, Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, announced the titles would be added to the Litany of Mary, called the “Litany of Loreto,” which is usually recited during the rosary or on major Catholic feasts. Addressed to the presidents of all bishops’ conferences worldwide, the letter said the move comes at the express wish of Pope Francis.
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Pope Francis has given the Virgin Mary three new titles, the Vatican announced Saturday, which will be added to the Catholic Church’s traditional ‘Litany of Loreto’ including one that reflects a signature preoccupation of this pope.
First let me say that the Roman Catholic ‘virgin Mary’ is not the humble and obedient Mary from the bible, not by a long shot. The Roman Catholic ‘mary’ is a ‘Queen of Heaven’ superwoman who is literally divine, and appears to have taken over much of the workload from her overburdened Son Jesus. According to the Litany of Loreto, the Roman Catholic ‘mary’ is most renowned, the counsellor, cause of all joy, without sin, queen of peace, and the comforter. And today, Pope Francis gave her three more titles as well – Mother of Mercy, Mother of Hope and Comfort of Immigrants. If most of these names and titles seems familiar to you, that’s because they are names and attributes of God in the bible.
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11 (KJB)
THE REAL VIRGIN MARY was not sinless, she was an obedient young woman who was visited by an angel, and was told God had selected her for a very special task, which she did beautifully. But Mary needed a Saviour just like every other sinner does, Mary performed no miracles, counselled no one, and performed no known function in the Church when it began. She was present in the upper room in Acts 2, but not in a seat of honour and she makes no remarks of any kind. Mary didn’t stay a virgin, giving birth to all these:
“Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.” Mark 6:3 (KJB)
So why does the Roman Catholic Church attribute all these miracles to her, and give her all these titles stolen from Jesus and the Holy Spirit? To get your focus off of the redemptive work of Jesus that can save you, and get you busy ‘venerating mary’ which has no saving power of any kind. The Roman Catholic Church is Satan’s masterpiece, the Catholic counterfeit, and it will damn your soul to an everlasting Hell. If you are counting on the ‘intercession of mary’ to get you to Heaven, you are already lost. Click here to see the bible’s path to the Throne of God.
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH CALLS IT VENERATION, BUT THE BIBLE CALLS IT IDOL WORSHIP
Pope Francis adds ‘Mother Of Mercy’ to Virgin Mary
FROM CRUX NOW: The new titles are “Mother of Mercy,” “Mother of Hope,” and “Comfort of Migrants.” In letter dated June 20, Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, announced the titles would be added to the Litany of Mary, called the “Litany of Loreto,” which is usually recited during the rosary or on major Catholic feasts.
Addressed to the presidents of all bishops’ conferences worldwide, the letter said the move comes at the express wish of Pope Francis.
The first new title is to be placed after “Mother of the Church,” the second after “Mother of Divine Grace,” while the third will go after Mary’s designation as “Refuge of Sinners.”
In the letter, Sarah said “the Church which walks along the pathways of history as a pilgrim towards the heavenly Jerusalem and enjoys inseparable communion with Christ her Spouse and Savior, entrusts herself to her who believed in the word of the Lord.”
“We know from the Gospel that the disciples of Jesus had in fact learned from the very beginning to praise her as ‘blessed amongst women’ and to count on her maternal intercession,” he said, insisting that the numerous titles given to Mary throughout history are a “privileged and sure way to an encounter with Christ.”
Pope Francis has often emphasized the topic of mercy in the Church, most prominently through his 2015-2016 Jubilee of Mercy, and his own episcopal motto, Miserando atque eligendo, or, “choosing with mercy.”
He has also been a champion of migrants and refugees since his election in 2013, making frequent appeals on their behalf in his public audiences, and in his meetings with diplomats and heads of state. His first trip outside of Rome as pope was to the visit the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2013, where he met migrants detained at a large camp who had fled poverty and war in the Middle East and Africa.
In September 2019, he added a sculpture depicting a boat full of migrants to St. Peter’s Square. Marking the first new sculpture installed in square in over 400 years, it’s called, “Angels Unaware,” and depicts 140 migrants and refugees from different cultures and periods of history, including indigenous people, Jews escaping Nazi Germany, and Syrian and African refugees fleeing war and famine in modern times. READ MORE:
Jim Caviezel’s Tribute to the Virgin Mary, Mother of All Peoples
Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ, gives a heartfelt talk on how the Virgin Mary interceded for him during his Hollywood career, and how she can intercede for peoples of all nations in these difficult times, dominated so much by the mass media culture.
NOW THE END BEGINS IS YOUR FRONT LINE DEFENCE AGAINST THE RISING TIDE OF DARKNESS IN THE LAST DAYS BEFORE THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
About once every few weeks, somebody will email me to demand a Scripture reference that says the Tribulation Period is seven years long. There are all kinds of new theories popping up — my most recent challenge was from a guy demanding a Scripture that says the Tribulation is seven years long.
I wish I had a dollar for every time somebody has trotted out a private theory and then demanded I prove them wrong. Some of them are nice about it, most aren’t. I am always surprised by the question, even though I’ve heard it many times in recent years.
In 1990, a formerly pre-Trib preacher named Marv Rosenthal wrote a book called “The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church.” Rosenthal’s theory was influenced by Robert Van Kampen, who originally developed the concept in his book, “The Rapture Question Answered.”
I read Rosenthal’s book thoroughly in preparation for “This Week In Bible Prophecy” interview I conducted with him in Tampa in February, 1992.
Beware anybody who comes up with a brand-new interpretation of Scripture and then pronounces it a “true” Scriptural study, implying that all previous studies are false. Pre-Wrath has been around since Robert Van Kampen and Marv Rosenthal — about twenty years.
I am therefore fascinated by the arrogance of its proponents when it comes to advancing their theory, as if all other students of prophecy were either deluded or thick unless they accept their superior understanding of the Scripture.
That superior understanding of the Scripture has some believing we’re now in the Tribulation, others believing they can identify the Antichrist, has others preparing doomsday bunkers in which to ride out the judgements of God and has spawned a whole cottage industry catering to the new Christian survivalist.
Essentially, pre-Wrath abandons the purpose for the Tribulation and focuses its attention on the manner in which the judgements of God are poured out.
The Pre-Wrath view zeros in on the mid-point when the Antichrist’s covenant is broken as the beginning of the outpouring of the Wrath of God.
The Church is raptured at the Blood Moon as the Six Seal is opened. This differs from the mid-Tribulation view in that the Pre-Wrath Rapture is linked to the sixth seal, rather than to the mid-Trib’s exact 1260-day halfway-point.
Linking the Rapture to either the 1260 day mid-point OR to one of the seal judgements also requires demolishing the doctrine of immanency.
If the Rapture is linked to either the mid-point of the Tribulation or to the Sixth Seal, then it also means dumping the prohibition on not knowing the day or the hour.
We don’t know now, but we’ll know when the covenant is confirmed. My mail box is filled with calculations dating the Rapture as 1260 days from the implementing of the European Neighborhood Policy ENP that went into force January 1, 2007.
That’s a lot of doctrine to discard…just to prove a point.
But if the pre-Wrath understanding of Scripture is correct, there is no reason for a Rapture at all. The Holy Spirit’s ministry has been removed from the earth and the Church has been left behind to face the greatest period of spiritual testing in human history alone.
Jesus’ promise that the Holy Spirit will indwell the Church until He comes for it is null and void. What purpose does the Rapture now serve? A great escape for Christians?
If it was to keep a Divine Promise that the Comforter would indwell us until He came for us, then the Rapture makes sense.
If the Rapture is simply to provide Christians with a Great Escape then it would seem that God owes an apology to the Christians who faced the Roman lions.
Why is there a Tribulation in the first place? If it has a purpose, then what is it?
“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.” (Daniel 9:24)
This verse makes five points relative to Israel’s future. The first is the seventy ‘weeks’. The word ‘week’ comes from the Hebrew word ‘shabua’ which is used to denote seven year periods the way a ‘decade’ was used by the Greeks to denote periods of ten years.
The first sixty-nine weeks of years were fulfilled with the Crucifixion of the Messiah in Jerusalem.
But the angel said the 70 weeks were determined upon DANIEL’S people, and DANIEL’s ‘holy city’ (Jerusalem) so the final, unfulfilled 70th week is for the Jews and not the Church. It is to ‘finish the transgression’.
For the Church that was accomplished at the Cross. The Bible says that for national Israel, it will be accomplished at the Second Coming of Christ, with the anointing of the Most Holy.
Zechariah 12:10 says,
“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”
The angel said the 70th Week will make ‘an end of sins, make reconciliation for iniquity’ again, accomplished at the Cross for the Church, but a future event from the perspective of Israel.
Israel’s four hundred and ninety year future history stopped at Year 483 when the Messiah was ‘cut off.’ The clock starts ticking again when the Antichrist confirms the covenant referenced in Daniel 9:27.
The ultimate purpose of Daniel’s 70th Week is to bring about the national reconciliation and redemption of Israel.
A secondary purpose of the Tribulation Period is to pour out God’s judgment upon a Christ-rejecting world. “Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” (Revelation 9:21)
So here’s the insurmountable problem with the pre-Wrath view as I understand it. The Church plays no role in the Tribulation period. Not any of it.
It is ALL the Wrath of God — the whole Tribulation Period. It is poured out on a Christ-rejecting world as judgement for rejecting Christ.
Since the Church by definition has not rejected Christ, it does not qualify for even the first seal judgement against those to whom it is intended.
The first seal judgement is the Antichrist, and Paul says that the Antichrist won’t be revealed until AFTER
“He Who letteth is taken out of the way” (2nd Thessalonians 2:7)
That is why Paul taught the doctrine of the Rapture of the Church in 1 Thessalonians 5. “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9)
“And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
“Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” (Romans 5:9)
The clear distinction drawn between the Church Age and the final, unfulfilled ‘week’ of Daniel means the Tribulation MUST be a literal seven year period. Daniel gives its length as 2,520 literal days.
Daniel 9:24-27 speaks of 70 weeks where 1 week is 7 years, i.e. 69 weeks is 445 BC to 32 AD. “In the midst of the week… abominations” (9:27) refers to 3 1/2 years into the 70th Week.
Once the “abominations” (9:27) take place, Israel will flee for “a time , times [+2], and half a time [+1/2]” (Revelation 12:14) [=3 1/2 years]. “The wise shall understand” (Daniel 12:11).
The bottom line is this. The proof is in the pudding. If there isn’t a purpose for the Tribulation, then there isn’t a purpose for the Rapture. The Rapture isn’t to ‘rescue’ Christians. It is to fulfill the Promise He made to the Church.
“And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever.”
Notice that the Comforter is not an ‘it’ but rather, a ‘He’ — just like the ‘He’ that will letteth until ‘He’ be taken out of the way in 2nd Thessalonians 2:7.
Paul says the Holy Spirit is ‘taken out of the way’ and
“THEN shall that Wicked be revealed” (which is the same event as the breaking of the first seal in Revelation 6:2).
So the indwelling Holy Spirit is taken out of the way BEFORE the breaking of the 1st seal, but then you’ll have to go through the first five judgements against a Christ-rejecting world without Him.
That’s not what Jesus promised. He promised, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (John 14:16-18)
Jesus promised the Church; 1) A Comforter in the Person of the Holy Spirit. 2) He will abide with me “forever”. 3) He will dwell with me and in me. 4) Jesus will not leave me Comfortless, but that He will come to me.
Which means that if I no longer have the Comforter, it’s because Jesus has me.
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26)
Including His promise not to leave me Comfortless for the first half of the Tribulation Period.
JESUS CHRIST RETURN FOR HIS CHURCH IS “IMMINENT”
Matt. 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matt. 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Matt. 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be
DON’T WAIT FOR THE LAST MINUTE
We are currently in the “Birth Pangs” of the coming “7 year TRIBULATION” period, where all the Nations on Earth will be subject to God’s Wrath on an “UNGODLY” World. The Rapture of Jesus Christ Church is “TOTALLY” imminent; And what will follow after that will be massively more devastating that we are seeing right now (Read Revelation Ch 6 – 22) God is trying to get everyone’s attention to the coming Judgements; He does not want “ANYONE” to perish, but all to come to repentance. He loves us, but will not stand idly by and watch the World, (His Creation) turn to sin and debauchery). We are currently living in a fallen “Satanic” World where “EVIL”, is totally accepted, and God and his Love is being exponentially rejected. The time has come when God HAS TO intervene, and he is (The prophetic word listed in his Word the Bible is being fulfilled exponentially).
Matt. 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
Matt. 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Matt. 22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
Matt. 22:5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
Matt. 22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
Matt. 22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Matt. 22:8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
Matt. 22:9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
Matt. 22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
Matt. 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Matt. 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Matt. 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matt. 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen