THE RAPTURE TIMING DECIDED

The following end times scholars: Chris White, Charles Cooper, Alan Hultberg, David Rosenthal, Ryan Habbena, and Alan Kurschner unite to produce this excellent video – Seven Pretribulation Problems and the Prewrath Rapture. You can watch this film as a whole or in parts. The individual parts pages below also have written transcripts available on https://7pretribproblems.com/7-problems/

The Basics: 1:45

The Precursor Problem: 6:06

The Olivet Discourse Problem: 19:28

The 2 Thessalonians Problem: 40:23

The Revelation Problem: 58:59

The Imminence Problem: 1:18:29

The Same Time Problem: 1:44:04

The Early Church Problem 1:55:39

You need to settle this issue so that you are prepared for the coming tribulation which will occur before Jesus returns to rule and reign on this earth with a “rod of iron”. God set up the nation of Israel to be His nation on earth to accomplish His purposes. During the Millennial reign of Jesus from a completely restored/restructured Jerusalem, God’s purposes for Israel will be finally realised. Satan is bound in the Abyss during Jesus 1000 year reign so it is reasonable to assume that there will be a great harvest of souls during this period. Sadly, at the end of the thousand years Satan is released from the Abyss and Scripture reveals that he is still able to get an enormous army to come against Jesus and the resurrected saints who are ruling and reigning with Him. The fact that we are told Jesus needs to rule and reign with a “rod of iron” tells us that people will still rebel against Jesus ruling according God’s commandments.

And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.Revelation 20:7-10

END TIMES PROPHECY

I don’t often recommend books but this one is a must read for those interested in knowing what the Bible says about the end times. It will be a particularly valuable read for those that have been disappointed by end times authors that have proven to be misleading, if not totally wrong. Travis Snow covers a lot of ground in his book which will give you a solid eschatological foundation and encourage you to personally delve further yourself into the Scriptures, which is always profitable.

  • Why the concept of an End-Times Exodus is such a prominent theme in the Bible.
  • The truth about the Antichrist (the End-Times Pharaoh) and where he will come from.
  • Key events that will take place in Israel and the Middle East in the days ahead.
  • How the theology of the book of Revelation is linked to the End-Times Passover.
  • A straightforward chronology that explains Revelation and the timing of the Rapture.
  • How Passover is related to the famous Battle of Gog of Magog in Ezekiel 38-39.
  • The forgotten story of what Jesus is really going to do when He returns, including how He will act as a Miracle-Working New Moses on behalf of His people.
  • The prophecies that prove Jesus will go down into Egypt before He establishes His kingdom.
  • The steps the Lord’s people can take today to prepare for the end times and the Tribulation.

THE LORD IS ALWAYS AT WORK PARTICULARLY IN CRISIS SITUATIONS

Lord is always at work. In fact, it is specifically in the midst of catastrophe, crisis, and the times when it seems as though the Lord is most absent that He is actually most active. Learning to see gospel opportunities when many others only see crisis is not a skill that comes naturally. Yet it is a skill that the body of Christ must learn. The closer we get to Jesus return the more we are going to see crisis situations and catastrophes. The Bible is clear, the last seven years of history prior to Jesus return will entail Christians going through tribulation and great tribulation in the second half of the 70th Week of Daniel. We are fortunate that God has given us many prophecies concerning His Second Coming so that the church can prepare and even use the prophesied events as part of our evangelism efforts.

Is the church preparing for this period?

We are told that there is a great falling away in the church in the last days. Sadly, we see that happening in our day with much of the church compromising with the world on issues such as gay marriage, homosexuality and other LGBTQ issues.

The catastrophes of history have not been meaningless. God’s plan was that in the fullness of time, He would reveal the hero of the story who would make sense of all the suffering mankind has endured throughout the ages. From the chaos is revealed a mystery of unimaginable grace from God to His creation. More than has ever been given out, by way of indescribable human suffering, God has taken upon Himself in the person of His Son. The promised Deliverer finally came, and His tragedy was greater than any catastrophe to ever befall mankind, for God made “him who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Before the first human disaster ever struck, God determined that He Himself would bear all of the suffering of man’s failures on Himself when He would come and die on a wooden cross. If we are tempted to think it has been unfair that God would orchestrate catastrophe in human affairs, can we still remain uncertain in light of this truth?

Quotes taken from the book, The Mystery of Catastrophe: Understanding God’s Redemptive Purposes for the Global Disasters of the Last Days by Joel Richardson and Nathan Graves  (Kindle Locations 119-121). WinePress Media. Kindle Edition.

 

DANIEL WAS TOLD KNOWLEDGE WOULD INCREASE

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Daniel 12:4

The biggest global communication network roll out in history is about to begin. This prophecy given to Daniel by the angel Gabriel takes on new meaning when we consider what is unfolding in our time, in terms of increase in knowledge. There is an urgency now, to look at the 70 Weeks prophecy given to Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27) in the light of the Revelation given to John who was told contrary to Daniel, do not seal the words of this prophecy for the time is at hand.

“And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand” Revelation 22:10

I’m sure you’ve heard about the coming fifth generation mobile network — or 5G — roll-out. You might have heard about the incredibly fast download speeds 5G allows, the low latency, and the awesome streaming power.

Everything in your entire house…wirelessly connected and communicating

Just this month, Amazon announced a new hardware product. It’s a microwave that can listen to your voice commands. The microwave wirelessly connects to Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa.

Alexa can already interact through voice, play music, set your alarm and update you on the news, sport and weather. Now, you can tell her to cook your potatoes the way you like them.

Wired just quoted Amazon’s senior vice president of devices as saying, ‘Just think, one day there will be thousands of these things in the home.’ We can add your office, gym and anywhere else you care to look.

LG is rolling out Google Assistant, which will have your TV talking to you. You’ll be able to change channels, check the weather and even organise your weekly shopping – without moving off the couch. And goodbye to hunting around the room looking for your remote control!

There could be 300 million smart speakers like Alexa sold by 2022.

Also coming are smart thermostats, baby monitors, security systems…and the list goes on. Billions of small, connected sensors are going to get rolled out everywhere.

Parking spots will know when cars enter and leave.

Farmers will know exactly how much fertiliser their plants need. Insurers might even know how close your car is to breaking down. The applications are endless.

The impending rollout of 5G networks worldwide happening now is going to finally usher in the long-awaited and talked about Internet of Things (IoT) reality.

This is where all devices and things are connected to the internet, communicating and sharing data.

This is what can make self-driving cars a reality…amongst many other things.

Bloomberg expects it to usher in automated manufacturing, remote surgery, driver-less cars and traffic control.

Vodafone in the UK just demonstrated a holographic phone call. A young football fan chatted with a player in front of a live audience — despite the two having the conversation being physically 190 miles apart!

Already mobile data traffic is exploding worldwide as shown by this graph. Well, 5G is going to allow the world to send massive amounts of data at incredibly fast speeds. The download speeds are going to be 10 to 100 times faster than 4G.

In September, The Australian quoted Telstra’s head of mobiles Kevin Teoh. He said, ‘We expect the implementation of 5G technology will facilitate applications and usage for mobile handsets that have not yet been imagined.’

ZDNet says it’s going to ‘…replace the future’.

The Financial Times calls it ‘…a game changer for humanity’.

And MIT Technology Review calls it ‘…the next technological revolution’ and a ‘…paradigm shift, akin to the shift from the typewriter to the computer’.

Jesus told us what it would be like before His second coming. “As in the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Are you ready for Jesus return, are you prepared for the tribulation, even great tribulation in the last 2 1/2 years before the elect are raptured to heaven and the wrath of God is poured out on the ungodly.  Both books of the Bible, Daniel and Revelation, give us a detailed account of events in the last seven years prior to Jesus return to this earth, and they are unfolding just as God said they would.