Posts tagged ‘tribulation’

Prophecies of Daniel 11, Part 16

In this day and age, being gay is something that homosexuals wear as a code of honor quite visibly. They’re proud of it, though no one ever gets to have a parade where they evidence being proud of their “straightness.” Gay pride is something that Satan has created and built so that all things will come together when his spiritual “son,” the Antichrist takes up position of rule over the coming one-world system. I think it’s very plausible that the reason Antichrist will have no desire for women is due to the fact that he will be gay. As noted in our last installment, since women can often be a distraction to powerful men, Satan won’t want that to be in the way, which might create the opportunity for Antichrist to fail. Satan will need Antichrist to be as supernaturally focused as possible.

Continue Reading September 23, 2015 at 10:44 AM 3 comments

Meaning of “Day of the Lord” Part 2

It is important to understand first, that the “day of the Lord” (DOTL) often represents a span of time, not a singular day or one single event. We’ll look to Scripture in a moment to provide some examples. Note also that there are many different names for this period, depending upon the person called upon by the Lord to write a section of His Word. The phrase DOTL (or its equivalent) is used some 20 or so times in the Old Testament. Because of that, it is imperative to thoroughly research each usage to determine if/how they tie together.

Continue Reading March 29, 2015 at 5:47 PM 2 comments

Does a Gap Exist Between 69th and 70th Weeks or Not?

Here’s the problem though. After Jesus died (and rose again), the city of Jerusalem and Temple were not destroyed until some 40 years later by the Romans (AD 70). If the second item above refers to the city of Jerusalem and the Temple physically being destroyed as we believe it does, then that event alone overshoots the whole thing by approximately 33 years! The third item above – there will be war and desolations until the end – also presents a problem. What does “until the end” mean? It clearly can only mean the end of man-led human history. In other words, the “end” is referring to Jesus’ 2nd coming. The old rabbinical sages believed there are only two ages. There is this age in which we live and the coming age of the Messiah.

Continue Reading March 20, 2015 at 7:32 AM

No, the Tribulation Has Not Yet Begun, Period

As he prayed and even before he had concluded his prayer, the angelic messenger Gabriel came to him to explain some things to Daniel (cf. Daniel 9:20-23). Gabriel essentially told Daniel that yes, the 70 year captivity was nearly over and the Jewish people would be released from that captivity and allowed to return to Jerusalem. However – and Gabriel made this clear – that another form of captivity would affect the Jewish people, the state of Israel, and the Temple Mount for not 70 years, but 70 “sevens,” (that is the English word of the original word that was used in the text, though most translators translated the word not to “sevens” but to “weeks.”)

What Gabriel was saying was that there would be 70 sevens (or 70 groupings of seven) in which the Temple Mount would be trod underfoot and controlled by Gentiles. This became known as the “times of the Gentiles” and began with the Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar.

Continue Reading March 19, 2015 at 10:42 AM 5 comments

What is the Coming Tribulation All About, Part 22

Not only does society throughout the world suffer because of the sin nature, but the earth, as well as animals suffer too, as shown by the image of the rhino above. We are corrupted and die because of the sin nature. We die because in our first parents, we also have fallen from grace and from that point forward the Second Law of Thermodynamics became part of our life. It happens with those we love who are family members or friends. It happens with the pets we have as well. Here is a picture of the cat that I received as my Father’s Day gift almost eleven years ago. Even though he didn’t speak English, he “spoke” his love and loyalty to me and the rest of the family while he lived.

Continue Reading January 15, 2015 at 9:51 AM 5 comments

What is the Coming Tribulation All About? Part 13

Notice though that the faces of these locusts had faces like men’s faces and hair like women’s hair. Their teeth did not remind John of human teeth but of teeth in a lion’s mouth. They wore breastplates of iron and they had wings, which all told made tremendous noise when they flew. Finally, these creatures had something in their tails (like scorpions) that allowed them to hurt men for five months.

Continue Reading September 10, 2014 at 1:54 PM

What is the Coming Tribulation All About? Part 12

Try to imagine that. The pain is so intense that people will want to die, but will be unable to commit suicide. God wants them to endure the pain. Why, because He is a masochist? Hardly. He wants them to wake up to their plight. He wants them to understand what eternity without Him will be like. He wants no one to perish and takes no delight in the death of sinners, but He is going to use extreme measures in an attempt to wake people up from the sin-laden slumber.

Continue Reading September 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM 2 comments

What is the Coming Tribulation All About? Part 11

Now please take the time to consider the results of one-third of the sun going dark. Not only will that greatly dim the heavenly lights, but it will also result in a drastic change in the environment, temperature, and weather. You want to know about so-called “climate change”? Here it is, but God is the One who controls it, as He controls all else. I don’t think we can really imagine what will transpire because of this 4th judgment.

Continue Reading August 27, 2014 at 10:09 AM 3 comments

What is the Coming Tribulation All About? Part 1

The word “tribulation” is used in Scripture in several ways. First, it is used in a general way to note that life is often replete with difficulties (tribulations) that vex us, that try our faith. If allowed, these seasons of tribulation will cause us to grow in our faith. They are ordained by God and it is our job to humble ourselves under His mighty hand so that in due time He will lift us up (cf. 1 Peter 5:6).

Continue Reading July 9, 2014 at 10:48 AM 2 comments

Let’s Talk About the Coming Tribulation Over Several Posts, Shall We? All right…

The Tribulation is another area of controversy. Is there an area of Scripture that is not controversial, we might ask? The Tribulation is described as a period of time – seven years – in which God pours out His wrath onto this world and humanity. He does this for two reasons: 1) to purify Israel and gather to Himself the final Remnant of Jews, and 2) to judge the people of the world for how they have continued to reject Him as God and for how they have treated Israel, the apple of His eye.

Continue Reading September 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM 11 comments

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