Pro and Con 1961

Posted 1-20-17

I posted this 1-19-17 at End Time Ministries

(https://www.endtime.com/blog/revelation-seven-trumpets-shall-sound/)

By Marilyn Agee

There is no Pre-Trib Rapture. We are already in the Tribulation. Abbas and the Pope are now joining together to try to take possession of Jerusalem and as much of the holy land as they can manage.

France just hosted a meeting of 70 nations against Israel, and a storm knocked out electricity to 300,000. To me, God was showing his displeasure.

There are two Raptures, the first in ITh 4:16,17, the last in ICo 15:51-54.

The time of the first is on the Mid-Trib Day of Christ. The time of the last is on the Post-Trib Day of the Lord.

The voice of Michael the archangel will be heard at the First-Trump Rapture Mid-Trib.

1Th 4:16,17 says, "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: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

Rev 12:6-10 says, "And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days (i.e., during the Great Tribulation). 7 And there was war in heaven: MICHAEL and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, NOW (arti, just now, this day) IS COME SALVATION (soteria, rescue, deliverance, salvation, i.e., the First-Trump Rapture), and strength (dunamis, miraculous power, a miracle, mighty work), and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night."

Dan 12:1 says, "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book."

Now I can be sure that the First-Trump Rapture is Mid-Trib.

That is why Rev 2:22 says, "Behold, I will cast her (i.e., the church of Thyatira) into a bed, and them that commit adultery (i.e., join) with her into GREAT TRIBULATION, except they repent of their deeds."

SATURN, HEAVEN, WILL BE A MORNING STAR
AT THE TIME OF THE RAPTURE

By Marilyn Agee

In Rev_22:16, Jesus said, "I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."

In Rev 2:26-29, Jesus said, "And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."

Saturn, one of the most amazing objects in our skies, the third heaven of 2Cor 12:2-4, will be in the constellation Ophiuchus (originally called Ophiuchus vel Serpentarius, the Serpent Bearer) from May 18 to Nov. 18, 2017. In mid June, Ophiuchus culminates about 11:30 PM. It is best seen in the early evening in July. It crosses the Meridian at 9 PM, July 25.

Gen 1:14 says, "God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years"

Ophiuchus, the 11th largest constellation, located between Serpens Cauda and Serpens Caput (two parts of the constellation Serpens), can be seen from May to October. It is located on the celestial equator. The name is from the Greek Ophioukhos, "serpent-bearer". It is commonly represented as a man standing on Antares in Scorpius and wrestling the snake in the constellation Serpens.

To me, it represents Christ wrestling Satan to keep him from obtaining the crown in Corona Borealis. We know that Christ will win the struggle. I think he will catch us up to Saturn on Pentecost, Sun. June 4, 2017.

Rev_2:28 says, "And I will give him the morning star."

Rev_22:16 says, "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."

Saturn will be a morning star Jan. 1 to June 14. It will be brightest between June 12 and 17. It will be at opposition to the Sun on June 15. The rings are now at their maximum tilt toward Earth. That seems prearranged.

IS REV. 4:1 THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE?

By Marilyn Agee

The Revelation is written as if the Mid-Trib Rapture will happen in "ten days".

Rev 1:1 says, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must SHORTLY come to pass".

Rev 1:3 says, "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for THE TIME IS AT HAND".

Rev 2:7 says, "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God".

THE TIME IS TEN DAYS BEFORE THE MID-TRIB RAPTURE

Rev 2:10 spells it out plainly. It says, "ye shall have tribulation TEN DAYS". Therefore, they are in the Tribulation. There is no Pre-Trib Rapture. The ten days remind us of the ten days between Christ's ascension and Pentecost, which may be the time of our ascension.

There are two Raptures, Mid-Trib and Post-Trib. They may come on Pentecost and Trumpets.

THE MID-TRIB RAPTURE

Rev 4:1 is talking about the Mid-Trib Rapture, which is the First-Trump Rapture of ITh 4:16,17. The 24 elders are crowned and sitting on their thrones in heaven immediately afterward.

Rev 1:9-11 says, "I John, who also am your brother, and companion IN TRIBULATION, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos (meaning mortal), for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was (lit., became) in the Spirit on the Lord's day (i.e., Sunday, probably Pentecost), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last".

AT THE TIME OF THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE, THE GREAT TRIBULATION IS STILL FUTURE

Rev 2:22 says, "Behold, I will cast her (i.e., the harlot church of Thyatira) into a bed, and them that commit adultery (i.e., join) with her into GREAT TRIBULATION, except they repent of their deeds."

But, to the overcomer, Rev 2:28 says, "I will give him the morning star." The morning star is the third heaven, Saturn.

2Co 12:2-4 says, "I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to THE THIRD HEAVEN (1. Mars, 2. Jupiter, 3. Saturn). 3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter."

Rev_22:16 says, "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."

Saturn, a morning star Jan. 1 to June 14, 2017, will be in the constellation Ophiuchus from May 18 to Nov. 18, 2017. It will be brightest from June 12 to 17. It will be at opposition to the Sun June 15, and will be seen evenings from June 15 to Dec. 4.

THE FIRST "COME UP HITHER", DAY OF CHRIST, NO EARTHQUAKE

Rev 4:1-4 says, "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, COME UP HITHER, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. 2 And immediately I was (lit., became) in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one (i.e., Jesus, the first and last) sat on the throne. 3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone (i.e., the last and first stones in the breastplate): and there was a rainbow (i.e., Saturn's ring system) round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald (i.e., the stone of Judah). 4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats (thrones): and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold."

Paul is one of those elders wearing crowns. In 2Ti 4:6-8, he said, "I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a CROWN of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me AT THAT DAY: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."

The elders would not have received crowns unless the rapture had taken place.

THE SECOND "COME UP HITHER", DAY OF THE LORD, A GREAT EARTHQUAKE

Rev 11:12,13 says, "And they (i.e., Moses and Elijah) heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 13 And the same hour was there A GREAT EARTHQUAKE, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven."

THE FIRST RAPTURE IS ON THE DAY OF CHRIST, AT MID-TRIB

Php_2:16 says, "Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain."

THE SECOND RAPTURE IS ON THE DAY OF THE LORD, POST-TRIB

1Th 5:1-5 says, "But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the DAY OF THE LORD so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness."

WE WILL BE CAUGHT UP AT THE FIRST TRUMP

In Exo 19, God sounded the FIRST TRUMP at Mt. Sinai (i.e., probably derived from the Sanskrit Sani, Saturn) on Pentecost. Strange that our new president is the first one to be named Trump. Is that a clue that the First-Trump Rapture is near?

I think the First-Trump Rapture of ITh 4:16,17 will probably take place on Pentecost, "the feast of harvest" (Exo 23:16). Ruth and Boaz, her kinsman redeemer, Naomi's brother-in-law, were married on Pentecost. No wonder the Jews read Ruth on Pentecost.

Rth 2:1 says, "And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech (meaning God is king); and his name was Boaz" (meaning in him is strength, and he was from Bethlehem).

1Co 15:22,23 says, "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming."

WE WILL BECOME IMMORTAL AT THE LAST TRUMP

1Co_15:52 says, "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."

The Last-Trump Rapture of ICo 15:51-54 will probably take place on the Feast of Trumpets, the great and terrible Day of the Lord.

THE VOICE OF MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL WILL BE HEARD AT THE RAPTURE, AND HE DOES NOT COME UNTIL MID-TRIB

1Th 4:16,17 says, "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: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up (harpazo, taken up by force) together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

Jud 1:9 gives us the name of the archangel, "Michael the archangel".

Michael and his angels cast Satan out of Heaven Mid-Trib, the day of the First-Trump Rapture.

Rev 12:6-10 says, "And the woman (i.e., Israel) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place (i.e., Petra) prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days (i.e., during the Great Tribulation). 7 And there was war in heaven: MICHAEL (meaning who is like God) and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, NOW (arti, just now, this day) IS COME SALVATION (soteria, rescue, deliverance, salvation, i.e., the First-Trump Rapture), and strength (dunamis, miraculous power, a miracle, mighty work), and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night."

Mat 24:15-22 says, "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then (i.e., Mid-Trib) let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For THEN SHALL BE GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."

2Th 2:3-8 says, "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (i.e., the Day of the Lord) shall not come, except there come a falling away (DEPARTURE, i.e., Rapture) first, and that man of sin (i.e., the False Prophet) be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then (tote, at that time) shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming".

TRUMPETS ARE BLOWN ON FEAST DAYS

I expect both the Mid-Trib and Post-Trib Raptures on feast days, Pentecost and Trumpets.

We are both firstfruits and wheat, and Pentecost is "the firstfruits of wheat harvest".

Boaz, brother-in-law of Naomi, and Ruth were married on Pentecost. He had been winnowing barley the night Ruth lay at his feet.

"Ruth met Boaz at the time of the firstfruit harvest in Israel, and that meeting culminated in a marriage on the day of Pentecost."
https://www.pcog.org/articles/2615/on-pentecost-remember-the-marriage-covenant

Exo_34:22 says, "And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end."

"AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH" POINTS TO PENTECOST; THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN WERE OPEN ON THE DATE THAT BECAME PENTECOST

The first Rapture is as in the days of Noah. That is the first trump. The Last Rapture is as in the days of Lot. That is the last trump.

Mat 24:37 says, "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

Gen 7:11 says, "In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN WERE OPENED."

The windows of Heaven seem to have been opened again on Firstfruits and Pentecost in 30 AD. Jesus took the OT saints to Heaven on Firstfruits, and the Holy Spirit came down to indwell believers on Pentecost.

The floodwaters floated the Ark sometime between Iyar 17 and Sivan 27, the 40 days of rain. Pentecost, the Feast of Weeks, time of wheat harvest, is the only feast that falls within that space of time. The windows of heaven were open on Pentecost.

Mal 3:7 says, "Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I WILL RETURN UNTO YOU, saith the LORD of hosts."

Mal 3:10 says, "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."

PENTECOST, THE DAY GOD CAME DOWN ON MT. SINAI, IS "THE FEAST OF HARVEST" AND THE "DAY OF THE FIRSTFRUITS" AFTER "YOUR WEEKS BE OUT"

Exo 23:16 mentions, "the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field".

Num 28:26 says, "Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bring a new meat offering unto the LORD, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work".

Jam 1: 18 says, "Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures."

The first Rapture is as the days of Noah. The second Rapture is as the days of Lot. Just as soon as Lot was safe, the Great Rift Valley split and Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.

Since all in the Ark were married, it seems that the Bride of Christ will be taken to Heaven in the spring Rapture on Pentecost, then the rest of the Body of Christ will be caught up in the fall Rapture on Trumpets just before the Wrath of God is poured out at the end of the shortened Great Tribulation.

Is a Pentecost Rapture the secret hidden in plain sight?

THERE ARE RANKS IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION

1Co 15:22,23 (HCSB) says, "For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own order (tagmati, rank): Christ, the firstfruits; afterward, AT HIS COMING, those who belong to Christ."

To the church in Philadelphia, Rev 3:10 says, "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."

At the time of the Last Trump Rapture, all those caught up the first time will be gathered from one end of heaven to the other.

Mat 24:31 (KJV) says, "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."

Mar 13:27 says, "And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven."

THE RIGHTEOUS ARE TAKEN AWAY MID-TRIB FROM THE EVIL TO COME DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION

Isa 57:1-3 says "The righteous perisheth (abad, are taken away), and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away (asaph, taken up, i.e., raptured), none considering that the righteous is taken away (asaph, taken up) from the evil to come. 2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness. 3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore."

Psa 149:5-9 says, "Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD."

Luk 21:36 says, "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."

WE WILL BE KEPT "FROM THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION"

Rev 3:10 says, "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation (i.e., to take the Mark of the Beast), which shall come upon all the world (i.e., after Mid-Trib), to try them that dwell upon the earth."

1Co 9:24 says, "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain."

Php_3:14 says, "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

Joh 3:16 says, "God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

THE WHEAT AND THE TARES

Mat_13:30 says, "Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn."

I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO BELIEVES THE RAPTURE WILL HAPPEN ON PENTECOST

"Harvest Times in the Last Days...
"I believe the rapture of the Bride who is ready, will occur during the Barley and Wheat Harvest times, around Pentecost, in the Spring." (https://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/harvest-times-in-the-end-times/)

THREE RAPTURES

1. Old Testament saints on Firstfruits in 30 AD
2. FIRST TRUMP: Church saints, Mid-Trib, probably on Pentecost
3. LAST TRUMP: Tribulation saints, Post-Trib, probably on Trumpets at the end of the Great Tribulation

FIRST TRUMP - MID-TRIB, WHEN MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL ARRIVES

ITh 4:16,17 says, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, WITH THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL (i.e., Michael, Jude 1:9), and with the TRUMP OF GOD: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

Rev 3:10 says, "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I ALSO WILL KEEP THEE FROM THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION (i.e., temptation to take the Mark of the Beast), which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name."

"SUMMER IS NEAR"

Mar 13:27,28 says, "And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. 28 says, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that SUMMER IS NEAR".

Fig trees put forth leaves in June. On Sun. June 4, 2017, Pentecost, "summer is near".

MID-TRIB RAPTURE SAINTS STAND ON THE "SEA OF GLASS"

Rev 4:1-6 says, "After this (i.e., at Mid-Trib) I looked, and, behold, A DOOR WAS OPENED IN HEAVEN: and the first voice (i.e., the first trump) which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, COME UP HITHER, and I will shew thee things which must be HEREAFTER (i.e., after the Mid-Trib Rapture). 2 And immediately I was (lit., became) in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one (i.e., Jesus, the first and the last, Rev 1:17) sat on the throne. 3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone (i.e., the last and first stones in the breastplate): and there was a rainbow (i.e., Saturn's ring system) round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald (i.e., Judah's stone in the breastplate). 4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats (thronos, thrones): and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders (i.e., twelve Old Testament saints and twelve New Testament saints) sitting, clothed in white raiment; and THEY HAD ON THEIR HEADS CROWNS (stephanos, victor's crowns) OF GOLD. (i.e., the crowns given out after the First-Trump Rapture) 5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire (i.e., Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. 6 And before the throne there was a sea SEA OF GLASS like unto crystal (krustallos, ice, i.e., Saturn's ring system)".

POST-TRIB RAPTURE SAINTS ALSO STAND ON THE "SEA OF GLASS"

Rev. 15:2 says, "And I saw as it were a SEA OF GLASS mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the SEA OF GLASS, having the harps of God."

SURPRISE!

"Many Orthodox Jews Believe This Year 5777 Point To The Messiah's Coming"
(http://watch.org/)

INCOMING EMAIL, RE: THE PRE-RAPTURE TRIBULATION - THE "SHORTENED" TRIBULATION

THE CHURCH NEED NOT FEAR THE 'PRE-RAPTURE' TRIBULATION - THAT IS THE "SHORTENED" TRIBULATION UPON ISRAEL BEFORE THE RAPTURE......

The 'pre-rapture' "shortened" tribulation upon ISRAEL ONLY begins when Jesus opens the Second Seal and releases the rider on the red horse of the Gog-Magog War judgment against Israel. Seals three, four, and five are then opened in rapid succession BEFORE THE RAPTURE ,which then occurs during the events when Jesus opens the Sixth Seal.

The 'post-rapture' "great" tribulation upon THE WHOLE WORLD begins when Jesus opens the Seventh Seal and releases the 21 judgments upon the whole world for the next 1,260 days AFTER THE RAPTURE.

Romans 2:9
"TRIBULATION and anguish upon every soul of man that doeth evil, THE JEW FIRST, and then ALSO THE GENTILE."

Jesus is going to parcel out His TRIBULATION JUDGMENTS to the unbelieving Jews and the Gentiles in the SAME ORDER that He offered His saving grace to them. He offered grace to THE JEWS FIRST, and then AFTER THEY REJECTED HIM He also then offered it to the Gentiles. That is a good thing for us because the 'pre-rapture' tribulation upon Israel is OUR SIGN to watch for according to :

Luke 21:28
"When you see these things BEGIN TO HAPPEN ( in Israel) look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption DRAWS (very, very) NEAR."

The seals tell us the END of the Church Age schedule of coming events.

According to Your Word, Come Lord Jesus !

MY REPLY

THE GOOD NEWS TODAY

"Thousands of Muslims are turning to Jesus Christ and what they view as the "religion of freedom" amid ongoing bloodshed in the Middle East, reports indicate. Some churches hope that millions of people will accept Christ amid a "spiritual hunger" that is forming in the wake of persecution."...

"In Iran, Christian house churches are regularly targeted and shut down by the nation's Islamic government. Despite this persecution, mission group Elam Ministries revealed that Christians have been growing in terms of numbers, and today estimates suggest there are 360,000 believers in Iran – up from only 500 in 1979."
(http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/11/thousands-muslims-reportedly-turning-to-christ-in-middle-east.html)

THE BAD NEWS TODAY

"100% of Christians Face Persecution in These 21 Countries"...
"2016 was the worst year of persecution on record with a shocking 215 million Christians experiencing high levels of persecution for their faith,"
(http://www.christianpost.com/news/100-percent-of-christians-face-persecution-in-21-countries-open-doors-world-watch-list-2017-172850/)

> > The 'pre-rapture' "shortened" tribulation upon ISRAEL ONLY begins when Jesus opens the Second Seal and releases the rider on the red horse of the Gog-Magog War judgment against Israel. Seals three, four, and five are then opened in rapid succession BEFORE THE RAPTURE, which then occurs during the events when Jesus opens the Sixth Seal.

The seals follow the Mid-Trib First-Trump Rapture.

Rev 4:1-4 says, "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, COME UP HITHER, and I will shew thee things which must be HEREAFTER. 2 And immediately I was (lit., became) in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. 3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow (i.e., Saturn's ring system) round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. 4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold."

Rev 5:9 says, "And they (i.e., the saints) sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation".

The Last-Trump Rapture is Post-Trib on the Day of God's Wrath, after the sixth seal.

Rev 6:17 says, "For THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH IS COME; and who shall be able to stand?"

Rev 7:9 says, "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands".

Rev 7:14 says, "And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of GREAT TRIBULATION, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." Agape

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