- When Will King Jesus Come Back?
- What is The Tribulation?
- When Does The Tribulation Begin?
- When Will The Anti-Christ Appear?
- Has Satan Been Cast Down to Earth?
- What is the Difference Between Pre-Trib and Pre-Wrath?
- Do The 7 Seals, The 7 Trumpet and The 7 Bowl Plagues Happen at the Same Time?
- Does King Jesus Come as A Thief in the Night?
- Does The Church Get Raptured Before The Tribulation?
Q: When Will King Jesus Come Back?
A: King Jesus comes back after the 7-year Tribulation to resurrect the dead in Him and those in Him who are alive at that time to take us to heaven for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Then we will return with Him to fight the battle at Armageddon against the Beast (One World Government), the False Prophet and the evil one.
Q: What is The Tribulation?
A: The Tribulation is the last 7 years on earth before King Jesus comes back. It is a horrible time, describe by the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse, when the evil one will literally rule the whole world through the anti-Christ, The Beast (One World Government) and the False Prophet. The Beast will persecute the Saints and anyone who doesn’t worship the image of The Beast or receive the mark of The Beast. The lower classes will also be persecuted to reduce the population. Then, God will respond by releasing 7 Trumpet plagues on earth like in Egypt. King Jesus returns after the earth and humanity is completely ravaged, nearly all Christians are killed and the gospel can no longer be preached.
Q: When Does The Tribulation Begin?
A: The Tribulation begins when the anti-Christ confirms a Peace Agreement with many for 7 years. The last 3½ years is the Great Tribulation when the Peace Agreement is broken and Israel is persecuted.
Q: When Will The Anti-Christ Appear?
A: The anti-Christ will not be appear until the rebellion occurs. The rebellion is when Satan and 1/3 of heaven’s angels rebel against the Throne of God and are cast out of heaven down to earth.
Q: Has Satan Been Cast Down to Earth?
A: No. The Apostle John sees a vision of the future and writes down events in past tense as, I saw this and I saw the dragon cast out of heaven… 92% of the book of Revelation has not been fulfilled and it is centered around the Tribulation. The six prophetic/historic church ages/spirits have passed and we are the last church age/spirit. The configuration of heaven in Chapter 4 may not be present yet. Chapters 5-22 have not happened yet except for the brief history of the life of Jesus concerning the woman Israel. When the dragon see that he is cast down he is furious because he knows he has a short time to rule (7 years not 6,000). The presence of the dragon and 1/3 of heaven’s angels are what begins the Tribulation. In the following chapter the dragon is cast down we see him creating two Beasts.
Q:What is the Difference Between Post-Trib and Pre-Wrath?
A: Post-Trib and Pre-Wrath are very similar concerning the Rapture. Daniel’s 70th week (Dan. 9:24-27) gives us insight to understand the chronology of these events. This prophetic last week or last 7-year cycle is known as the Tribulation, which is a horrible time on earth.
The Tribulation begins when the devil and his angels are kicked out of heaven down to earth to tribulate those who do not worship him (Rev. 12:3-4, 7-9, 13:4, 15). The devil’s age-old plan to take over and rule heaven and earth goes into effect at the great rebellion in heaven (2 Thes. 2:3). There, he recruits 1/3 of heaven’s angels by promising them that they can rule with him and have all of the evil desires they want, however he doesn’t tell them that the evil desires are short-lived. They rebel against God but Michael and the remaining 2/3 of the angels fight against Satan and his rebels and they are kicked out of heaven down to earth (Rev. 12:7-9). Now, confined to earth, the devil is still obsessed with wickedly ruling over beings and having them worship him. So, he sets up shop here (Rev. 12:18) by first having one of his fallen angels assume the role of or demon-posses the anti-Christ (2 Thes. 2:3-4). [As you may know, angels can assume the form of men (Gen. 18, 19:1-27), are very powerful. and are suppose to serve only God the creator. Now imagine legions of these evil angels walking around the earth doing all of the evil they want?] Then the devil and anti-Christ form the One World Government (The Beast – Rev. 12:18, Rev. 13) and establish the New World Order which is already in the makings today.
The Saints overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb and by the testimony of King Jesus (Rev. 12:11). Revelation 12:12 says that everyone in heaven should be glad that the devil has been cast out but the people on earth should be worried and afraid because the devil has come down here and he is furious because he knows his time is short – 7 years not 6,000. No one today is afraid of the devil and his angels because he has not been cast out of heaven down to earth yet as false, Church teachings say that he has been. The devil begins and causes the Tribulation by the havoc he reeks on earth when he is kicked out of heaven down to earth. King Jesus ends the Tribulation by rapturing the Saints when He comes from heaven down to earth riding on a cloud (Mat. 24:29-31). I regularly give out gospel tracts, namely Pray For America, and ask people, “Do you believe in Jesus?” Most people say “No,” roll their eyes at me or ignore me altogether. But when the devil and anti-Christ abuse and kill people on an unprecedented scale, people will cry out loud, “King Jesus, please come back and save us from this Beast.” They will literally be looking for Jesus for deliverance (Mat. 24:21-26) because the Beast will do whatever it wants to the people in the world and nobody will be able to stop it (Rev. 13:4, 9-10).
There is really not a big difference between the two views other than the labels. Post-Trib holds that King Jesus will Rapture the Saints at the end of the Tribulation. After the Rapture, there will be no one left to tribulate. The remaining wicked people in the world will worship the Beast and have its mark on their right hand or forehead. They will say, “We have so much peace and safety because all of the nations worship, submit to and belong to the Beast who has destroyed all of its enemies.” Then destruction will come as labor pains on a pregnant woman (1 Thes. 5:3) as God pours out the 7 bowls of His wrath on those inhabitants (Rev. 16), which also happens to be the Pre-Wrath view.
King Jesus comes down to rapture the Saints to end the Tribulation (Post-Trib) before pouring out the 7 bowls of His wrath (Pre-Wrath).
Q: Do The 7 Seals, The 7 Trumpet and The 7 Bowl Plagues Happen at the Same Time?
A: No, The Seals and Plagues do not happen at the same time.
- The 7 Seals are an outline of the main events of the 7-year Tribulation that lead up to Christ’s return (Rev. 6) and are similar to the events of Matthew 24.
- The 7 Trumpet Plagues do not occur until the 144,000 are sealed (Rev. 7:1-4). The Plagues are a response from God to the Beast (One World Government ruled by the devil and the anti-Christ) and those who have the mark of the Beast and worship its image, for tribulating the Saints and for trampling on the outter court of the Temple (Rev. 11:1-6). God uses two witnesses who prophesy about the Messiah to control these Plagues. In fact the witnesses are believed to be Elijah and Moses who plagued Egypt (Ex. 7-12). The plagues endure for the last 3 1/2 years known as the Great Tribulation.
- The 7 Bowl Plagues happen after the Rapture. This will be a time of great peace, stability and security in the world after the wars, famine and calamities of the Tribulation.
The Plagues are similar to the ones poured out on Pharaoh and the Egyptians because this is the format of God’s revenge for evil, earthly, world governments and its followers abusing and killing God’s faithful servants. In fact, some of the Trumpet and Bowl Plagues only differ in intensity from 1/3 strength to full strength: compare Rev. 8, 9 and 11 with Rev. 16.
A common misconception is that the 6th Bowl Plague is the Army of North Korea or the combine Armies of Russia and China because. These are the only counties whose troops can amount to 200,000,000. But remember, The Bowl Plagues are God’s angry response to unbelievers and also fall on the armies.
The 7th Plague is the return of King Jesus and is characterized by earthquakes and hailstorms. King Jesus returns to earth riding on a cloud after the 7th Trumpet Plague to rapture the Saints and to end the Tribulation. Then, He returns again riding on a white Stallion, battle horse after the 7th Bowl Plague to fight the battle at Armageddon.
Finally, Revelation 15:1 describes the Bowl Plagues as being the last group of plagues that sums up Gods wrath after the Trumpet Plagues.
Q: Does King Jesus Come as A Thief in the Night?
A: Yes King Jesus does and no King Jesus does not come as a thief in the night.
The verse, “I Come As A Thief,” is ambiguous, so we need to look at the context and cross-reference this to understand what our King is saying. We learn that King Jesus comes back to earth as a thief in the night to worldly unbelievers who do not know God, His Word nor His prophecies. They are only concerned with worldly affairs. On the other hand, King Jesus wants His followers to know when He will return. So He tells us in the bible. In Matthew 24:37-39, King Jesus says His future return will be just like the days of Noah. Back then people were marrying, eating, getting drunk and partying. They were only concerned with worldly matters and knew nothing of the flood. However, Noah and his family, who believed in God, knew precisely when the flood would begin 100 days in advance. Moreover, the people then were becoming increasingly evil, hence the flood. Today, people are waxing worse and by the time King Jesus returns there will probably be a handful of Christians left alive. In Europe Christianity has virtually vanished.
This truth is also supported in Matthew 24:45-50. In 1 Thessalonians 5:2-9, the Apostle Paul says that believers who belong to the day are not suppose to be surprised by the Day of The Lord’s return but He comes as thief in the night to those of the night who get drunk, party, and are not watching for Him to come back.
King Jesus says in Revelation 16:15 that this is exactly when He will return. To worldly, secular-minded, sinful people, His return will seem like a thief in the night because they don’t believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He is coming back to rule on earth as King. They will not be expecting Him. But He appeals to those left behind who know the prophecies and plagues and who repent by the 6th Bowl Plague, that they are blessed if they watch out for the 7th Bowl Plague. The blessing is that they will know when King Jesus will return. Therefore, they should strive to live holy, righteous lives and not be like sinful, worldly people or else they will be put to shame.
Although no person is perfect, we should always try to live a godly life in Christ filled with the Holy Spirit as we watch the signs and patiently wait for the return of our King.
Q: Does The Church Get Raptured Before The Tribulation?
A: No, the Church does not get raptured before The Tribulation but you can always pray to be delivered from it. Anyway, The Rapture is of the elect (144,000) not the Church and doesn’t happen until the end of the Tribulation (Mat. 24:21-22, 29-31). Many Pastors mislead their Church into believing that the Church will escape the Tribulation which does not add up in the bible. Most Christians don not even know about the Rapture nor the Tribulation.
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