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  1. 1. THIS GREAT TRIBULATION CONTROVERSYBlessed be the LORD GOD of Israel who reveals deep things to the foolish things of theworld:We can not truly comprehend the Great Tribulation until we examine the identity of theAntichrist. Understanding and discovering the identity of the Antichrist lies in examiningwho Jesus Christ is and what He came to do; and then comparing these with Mohammedof Arabia.From Scripture and secular history, Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah and anointed Saviourthat came down to redeem man; the same One who on finishing His task declared “It IsFinished”. In other words, nothing could be added or taken away from what He had donefor man.The same Jesus declared that, He is the Only Way of salvation, the Only Truth about theLORD God and salvation, and the very Eternal Life that we seek: This was a mark ofexclusivity – you either preach Jesus as the Christ or you are an opposer, a counterfeit, anantichrist.It was told Mary that when the Power of the Almighty God comes upon her, she shallconceive ‘the Holy Thing’, who upon His birth shall be called the Son of God. The Jewsunderstood and still know that this phrase and title means: “the physical presence of God,God in human form, God amongst men, and God”.This implies that the Christ is the physical presence of God Almighty! John 1:1-14, ITimothy 3:16, I John 5:20 and I John 4:14-15 amongst others make this very clear!!If the Antichrist is of Satan, can you now see who he is?During the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, the Heavenly and Transcendent Presence ofGod declared concerning Jesus, “This is my beloved Son” – ‘this is the visible God, thisis me in Flesh and Blood!!!’ This is the eternal Truth!!!To prove the weight of this declaration to the Godhead, one of the marks of the Antichristis denying the Sonship of Jesus Christ – denying that Jesus Christ appeared in the flesh (IJohn 2:22-23, I John 4:2-3)As a symbol of their opposition to Jesus Christ; on a mosque built upon the Holy Mountof God, is an inscription which translated reads ‘cursed is anyone who says God has ason’ – even the blind and deaf can see and hear the person speaking here!When Jesus was on the cross, He spoke, declaring “It Is Finished” before giving up theGhost. To prove that He was properly dead, the soldiers didn’t need to break His bonesrather they pierced His sides. In Rev.1:18, Jesus with His own mouth proclaimed ‘I wasdead but now I am alive for evermore’. But Mohammed comes along and not onlyquestions “it is finished” but also says Jesus Christ was not crucified, He didn’t die, Heonly fainted! In fact Allah speaking in his Koran says the crucifixion was made to appearso in the eyes of men. This in effect meant that God and Jesus Christ staged a fraud – ineffect Allah declared the Transcendent and Immanent God liars! Who is still waiting forthe Antichrist?!!Clearly Mohammed and the religion he founded, is the grand opposer of Jesus Christ.Read Daniel 7:24-25 and ask yourself, if the Islamic empire is not different from otherempires before it. Compare your result with Daniel 9:26-27: which prince is responsiblefor the desolation in Jerusalem and of the Holy Mount? This is the prince that came afterthe Messiah was cut off (Dan.9:26). Note that he came after the Christ. I have drawn myconclusion, arise and make yours!The other arm of this opposition to the rulership of Jesus Christ are occultistorganizations; created for apostate Christians and atheists – yet it is the doctrine ofMohammed concerning Jesus Christ that they uphold. In effect, occultists are
  2. 2. Mohammedans. Concerning his numerical symbol; 666; who doesn’t know that theyadore the numbers 6, 9, 666 and 999? I am saying this for the umpteenth and last time,Mohammed and his religion is the Antichrist! He who has an ear let him hear and takeheed to Rev. 14:6-9.Now, those who seek to understand the Great Tribulation should go back to history andask how Islam was propagated – of course with the force of the sword and restriction ofaccess to resources an political power! Does this ring a bell? With the passage of time,the crudeness of the method was refined and operation made subtle and secret, yet it isstill operational, especially via occultist groups. Unbelieving scientists, politicians, artists,sportsmen and women, etc can not practice their trade except they subscribe to occultismand hence to Islam and the worship of Lucifer. The truth of the matter is that if Christianswere to rely on their power, at least in the last 50 years, none, including me would havebeen able to buy and sell. But thanks be to the LORD God who had already seen ourimperfection and made plans for purification (Dan.11:35) through the Blood of Jesus andthe continual declaration of our faith in the Finished Work (Rev. 12:11). We are able tobuy and sell in this regime because God had already declared that none of Satan’s tacticswould harm His (God’s) children.The beast is representative of kings, kingdoms and empires that have been sustaining thelife of the antichrist; that it should both live and talk. As at the time the book ofRevelation was written, emperor Nero and the Roman empire was the 6th empire and wasoperating in the spirit of the antichrist, and great was the persecution and tribulation ofthe saints thereof: For those who suffered during this time, it was their own greattribulation; no one can deny this.The 7th empire that has given life to the spirit of the antichrist has been the BritishEmpire. There is no denying how Britain has helped to strengthen the hands of theIslamic Empire across the world through technical, intellectual and political support. Outof the 7th empire arose the 8th empire. Who can deny that the USA is a mutation of andcontinuation of the British Empire? Did it not because of profit and oil continue thepolicies of its mother?Now an incarnate of the angel of the bottomless pit arises from her midst seeking toestablish the vision, but it is too late because his rising was predicted to signal thefullness of transgression (Dan.8:23-25) compared with Dan.9:24&27.Hear me, the period from when Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven to when He receives thekingdom of the earth for us is the Great Tribulation (Dan.7:9-22): According to IIPet.3:6-12 and Jude 14-15, when Jesus Christ appears, the whole present system will foldaway. Moreover, Jesus Christ is coming back to judge the earth. This agrees withRev.6:12-17 and Rev.20:11-15. Evidently, according to II Pet.3:6-12 and Rev.6:14, thereis no hiding place for the unregenerated to seek a second chance. Moreover Rev.6:12-13(And I beheld when he had opened the 6th seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake andthe sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood…) agrees withwhat Jesus Christ said in Mark 13:24-25 (But in those days, after that tribulation, the sunshall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light…). From the foregoing, it iscrystal clear that Jesus Christ will come after the tribulation.We are now left with the Millennium Reign as seen in Rev.20:4-6.From Rev.20:11-15 as compared with Rev.6:12-17, we can see that Jesus Christ comesback to judge the earth after the Millennium Reign. Since Jesus Christ will come backonce (Recall II Pet.3:6-12, etc), I was puzzled whether in the Millennium Reign, He willpersonally rule from Jerusalem or through His servants. In Dan.7:13-27, Jesus Christreceives the kingdom for His saints. The purpose of the Kingdom is that all people shouldserve Him. Dan.7:27 makes it very clear that this will be a physical kingdom. This agrees
  3. 3. with Rev. 5:10. Comparing these with Rev.20:1-4, the Millennium Reign then is, whenJesus Christ gives the earth to His servants to rule while Satan is locked up. Dan.12:1-3and Rev. 20:4-5 suggest there will be resurrection during or after the Millennium Reign.This is not clear to me; I am still asking God to show whether it is the resurrection thathappens at rapture or not. The LORD GOD will soon make all things bright in His time.However, upon Satan’s release, judgment follows.It is likely that it is during the Millennium Reign that Zech.12:1-14, Zeph.3:13-20,Isa.60:1-22, Jer.31:31-40, Zech.2:10-13, Jer.30:7-9 and Jer.30:20-24 amongst others willfind absolute fulfillment. Jer.30:24 declares that the period of Grace and Mercy will notend until God has glorified Jerusalem and Israel.The pertinent questions are: when is the beginning of the Millennium Reign? Are wealready in it or is it around the corner? Is God’s numbering of the days of the MillenniumReign going to be like ours? In the light of the above, every human is encouraged to livea life of purity and expectation of the Great Day!Arise El Emet, hasten to do that which only you can perform. Shayah!!! Thank youJesus!As far as I can see and do determine, I declare the Great Tribulation is but ended; any lastnoise is the struggle of a drowning man. It doesn’t matter that they are stamping Halal oneverything or that they want sharia banking and law everywhere; the Islamic Caliphate isended and shall never rise again. (Do you know that Lucifer is derived from the rootword Halal).What remains is for Jesus Christ to gather His people (Mark 13:24-32 or for Jesus toremove offenses from the earth so that His can shine forth. While we yet wait for Hiscoming, we must occupy all things and everywhere till all the scriptures are fulfilled.Note again, until the Most Dread LORD comes back to earth in the same fashion that Hewent back to Heaven (Acts 1:11); He rules through His children.For those still with questions with respect to the sequence of the rapture, an earlier piecewill be useful on the journey. Pick the goodly message.Shalom,Michael. Left Behind: Any Chance Your Blood Can Save You? The sequence of The Rapture: Is it Pre-tribulation or Post-tribulation?Brethren,The time has come for brethren to comfort themselves by examining TheBible for truths buried therein. It expected that as children of light we shouldbe in the know (1 Thess. 5:4-7), having compared spiritual things withspiritual; precept by precept, line by line. This being so, I hope it is for ourcommon good that we treat the subject above, putting it as it were among thefront burner of Christian discuss. By our summation here, we make no finaldeclaration but simply a call to us to search The Scriptures with a view toimproving upon the discoveries here. We are very much opened to furtherdiscoveries from The Word.
  4. 4. Below are questions that plagued me and how The Word helped me to findthe answers:1. Will the end come two times, i.e. will there be two raptures? Becausetribulation after rapture seems to suggest there will be another rapture forthose left behind.2. What do you make of 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17? There is no mentionof those who had been previously raptured in the Lords entourage, but onlythe dead in Christ coming to receive the living in Christ.3. Is it after or before the rapture that apostate Christians will betray thefaithful brethren? (Mark 13:12-13; Matt. 24:9-14)4. Is it after or before the rapture that the love of many shall wax cold?(matt. 24:12-14)5. What did Jesus teach us in Matt. 24:29-35?6. What does the parable of the ten virgins teach us? (Matt. 25:1-13);was there a second chance for the foolish virgins?7. Did Jesus not say His Kingdom is not of the present system of things?(John 18:36)8. Do you think He will negate His Word by coming to rule in thispresent world?9. If Jesus were to rule a thousand years in this present world, where willthose left behind but not saved be?10. Doesnt Luke 17:21 reveal that Jesus is already ruling in the lives ofbelievers?11. I thought God meant in Revelation 20:4-6 as compared with Rev.6:9-11, that those who have not repented will remain dead (spiritually) untilthe rapture where every body will be resurrected to face judgement; whenthose living(spiritually) will reign with Jesus while those dead(unregenerated) will be cast into the lake of fire, which is the second andmost total separation from God?12. Considering the revival of those things that were killed by Christianitymany years ago, under guise of culture, art, freedom and enlightenment;with the increase in evil and carnality in the church today, is Satan notloosed again for the last time?13. When Jesus said iniquity shall abound in end of days, who did we thinkwill be responsible?14. How does Satan fight God other than by enslaving humanity?15. According to Rev. 20:4, did the beast appear before or after the rapture?If the saints ruling with Christ were beheaded for not worshipping the beast,did this happen before or after rapture?16. Does this prove the tribulation comes after rapture or before?17. Will there be two great tribulations?18. What did Jesus mean when He said, "But the same day that Lot wentout of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them
  5. 5. all?" (Luke 17:29)19. What does that tell us about the fate of those who will be left behind?(compare with 2 Peter 3:10)20. Does Matthew 23:10-13 show there will be a second chance after Jesuscomes?21. Doesnt Revelation 20:5 mean that as Jesus is ruling in and withbelievers; those who do not repent will continue as spiritually dead untilJesus resurrect them for eternal judgment?22. If the Kingdom of God on earth is in our hearts, and it was inauguratedat Pentecost, hasnt Jesus ruled many years (a thousand years) on earthbefore allowing Satan to deceive the nations for the last time?23. In the Battle of Armageddon, when does Satan gather his army againstGod near Jerusalem? (Rev. 20:9)24. If the whole universe expires at the coming of Jesus (2 Peter 3:9-10,Isa. 51:6, Psalm 102:25-27), when do those supposedly left behind get achance to repent?25. Since The Master said He was coming at the end of the greattribulation, under whose authority did men preached that there shall beanother 7-year period of tribulation after the rapture? (Mark 13:19-37: for in those days shall be affliction, such as was not fromthe beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shallbe. And except that The Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should besaved: but for the elects sake, whom He had chosen, He hath shortened thedays. And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or lo, he isthere; believe him not: for false Christs and false prophets shall rise, andshall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. But in those days,after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not giveher light, and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heavenshall be shaken. And then shall they see The Son of Man coming in theclouds with great power and glory. And then shall He send His angels, andshall gather together His elect from the four winds, from the uttermost partof the earth to the uttermost part of heaven... Matthew 24:21-42)26. Did He give us power to over rule Him in this or any matter?27. Since He knew the order of events in the Last Hour, Isnt it glaring thatHe was revealing these events in His capacity as The Father? (Since He isboth The Root and Offspring of David)28. What should you do with this doctrine that people will be saved bytheir own blood after the rapture, when The Bible says those who escapedwere washed in The Blood of The Lamb? (Revelation 7:9, 13-17: After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude,which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, andtongues, stood before The Throne, and before The Lamb, clothed with white
  6. 6. robes, and palms in their hands...and one of the elders answered, saying untome, what are these which are arrayed in white robes? And whence camethey? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These arethey which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, andmade them white in The Blood of The Lamb. Therefore are before Throne ofGod, and serve Him day and night in His Temple: and He that setteth on TheThrone shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirstany more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. for The Lambwhich is in the midst of The Throne shall feed them, and shall lead themunto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from theireyes; Rev. 12:11: and they overcame him by The Blood of The Lamb, andby the word of their testimony: and they loved not their lives unto the death;Isaiah 54:17: No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper: and everytongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This isthe heritage of the servants of The LORD, and their righteousness is of me,saith The LORD; Jeremiah 23:6: In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israelshall dwell safely: and this is His Name whereby He shall be called, THELORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.)29. Doesnt the first death signify universal spiritual death resulting fromthe Adamic sin? (Gen. 2:17: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shaltnot eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die; Gen.3:6: and when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that itwas pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she tookof the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her andhe did eat; 1 Cor. 15:22: for as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all bemade alive; Eph. 2:1-3: and you hath He quickened, who were dead intrespasses and sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the courseof this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit thatnow worketh in the children of disobedience: among whom also we all hadour conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desiresof the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, evenas others)30. Stemming from above, doesnt the first resurrection signify being bornagain – saved by The Blood of The Lamb? (John 5:24-25: verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, andbelieveth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come intocondemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say untoyou, the hour is coming and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice ofThe Son of God: and they that hear shall live. Read Rev.20:6 and compare itwith Rev.20:4 and Rev.6:9-11)31. When God talks about death, which one is He really concerned about?Remember Genesis 2:17?
  7. 7. 32. If it is on the sound of the Last Trumpet that we are transformed tomeet Jesus, when do those who are left behind get to join Him? (1 Cor.15:52: In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: forthe trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and weshall be changed; 1 Thess. 4:16-17: For The Lord Himself shall descendfrom Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with thetrump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then we which are aliveand remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet TheLord in the air: and so shall we ever be with The Lord.)33. If this be the case, where did this doctrine of those left behind beingsaved by their blood after the rapture originate from, when The Biblespecifies that the resurrection will be for judgment or rapture? (Dan. 12:2: and many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shallawake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlastingcontempt; John 5:28-29: Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming in thewhich all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, And shall come forth;they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that havedone evil unto the resurrection of damnation.)34. Why were the unsaved referred to as the dead even after theresurrection, as they stood for judgment? (Rev.20:12-15: And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God;and the books were opened: and another book was opened which is TheBook of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which werewritten in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the deadwhich were in them: and they were judged every man according to theirworks. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the seconddeath. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast intothe lake of fire)35. Isnt to be cast into the lake of fire the second and most damning death? (Rev. 21:8: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, andmurderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers. And idolaters, and all liars,shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone:which is the second death)36. Is there room for people left behind for judgment to work their way intoHeaven? (Rev.22:11-16: He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which isfilthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteousstill: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And behold, I come quickly;and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.I Am Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End, The First and TheLast. Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have rightto the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Forwithout are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murders, and
  8. 8. idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. I Jesus have sent mineangel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I Am The Root andThe Offspring of David, and The Bright and Morning Star.)37. If Gods sealing of His people is spiritual, do we expect Satans sealingto be physical and open?My conclusion from the above is that the mark of the Beast may becomephysical in the last three years of the great tribulation (occultists have beenreceiving the hidden type since the inception of occultism). Also if you lookclosely, according to scripture there is no second chance after rapture foranybody. After the tribulation comes the rapture. Anyone not raptured willbe destroyed together with Satan in hell. If you are not saved now, there willbe no chance after rapture. Be careful now, we are in last few years of thegreat tribulation and the Man of Lawlessness has assumed his physicalthrone (Revelation 17:8). LOOK AROUND YOU!