What is the Great Tribulation?

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Now if you ask, the answer a lot of people give is that is a seven or more years at some time in the future. But the early Church was persecuted from the very beginning, first by the Jews first, then the pagan Romans, then the Papal Romans. So the Church was going through tribulation since it’s beginning, first through the persecution and crucifixion of Christ Himself, then through tribulation in relation to His Apostles, and followers and all through the Dark Ages. Now we find that the dragon or Satan was persecuting the church as soon as as it was founded by Christ and the Apostles.

Revelation 12:1-6
1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.6 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.

The man child is Christ, and the woman was the Church, during a great time of tribulation when the facts of the prophecy are examined closely.

Psalms 2:1-12
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Isaiah 11:1-5
1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

Revelation 19:13-16
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

The above scriptures are all in relation to the Lord Jesus Christ. It is He who is, and will rule the nations with a rod of iron, and there would be conflict and great tribulation up to then, which we have seen and will be till the end.
 

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The "great tribulation" though, is going to be different than previous tribulations.

The phrase in red is how we are shown the coming "great tribulation" will be different...

Matt 24:21
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.
KJV

In Matthew 24:6, Jesus also showed that we would hear of wars and rumors of wars, but not to be troubled, because the 'end' is not yet.

That means the opposite of wars and rumors of war, i.e., a time of world peace.

Thus the "great tribulation" will be about a time of world peace, even the "Peace and safety" the deceived will be saying that Apostle Paul showed in 1 Thessalonians 5 about the end.

It will be when God sends His "two witnesses" to Jerusalem to prophesy against the 'beast' there for 1260 days, and when the beast kills them, the deceived nations will send gifts to each other because the torment by the "two witnesses" will be over, their like having a party, like peace and safety time again.

Just what 'power' will there be on the earth during the "great tribulation" that will heal... all the world's problems and create a world peace with craft prospering in his hand, giving you your heart's desire if you will only bow and worship him?

Rev 12:7-12
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.

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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 is come salvation, and strength, 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.'

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

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Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
KJV

Lucifer is coming to OUR earthly dimension, in person, upon this earth, working great signs and wonders, and raining fire from heaven down upon the earth in the sight of men. If you don't understand this is why the coming "great tribulation" will be a time on earth that has NEVER been, nor will ever be again, then you are not prepared to make a stand against him for our Lord Jesus Christ.
 

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What tribulation is greater than the tribulation placed upon Christ on the cross?

Is there actually anything greater?​

...Go ahead, name it, Jesus would like to know what you think is greater.
 

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Since we all have different opinions, it would be wise to listen to everybody’s and weigh it out with discernment.

I believe there are two tribulations, one that is going on right now mixed in with the birth pains
The second one will be a tribulation, called the greatest ever seen, and will ever be. This is the tribulation of the antichrist

Why would the Bible say that Satan is going to come in prosperously and peacefully? Do you find it a coincidence that the of the United States and the world iare about to suffer a very financial situation, and the opportunity to come in prosperous and peaceful is very productive if you are the devil.
We have seen death and destruction over all the years. It is nothing new to humanity, so what can be the greatest tribulation
deception, deception, deception???
The Bible clearly says when Jesus was asked, he said, do not be deceived. If that is the number one thing to look out for why didn’t he mention we would all die
It’s humans killing each other. Yes they could blame it on the devil but he is laughing because he wants everybody alive. Especially the so-called Christians in our new age churches and people that believe they’re going to get raptured

Why because he has all the other ones in the bag he’s coming after the christians you better have your spiritual armor on and know what is about ready to happen

What if I was to tell you this is the last year? Can I prove it but no, I have no fear because I expect it.
 

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Too many brethren are wrapped up in their 'flesh' and the things of this world, and those things produce a type of prison for one's thinking. No wonder so many turn away from The Bible as literal Truth.

Many of the miraculous events written of in The Bible just do not fit their 'worldly' reasoning and opinions, especially if their mind dwells in scientific materialism as their basis of what is actual reality.

The Reality in God's Word:
Hebrews 11:3 reveals that material matter did not create itself. That means there is another dimension of reality that is not made of material matter which did... create the material universe. Apostle John in John 4 said that "God is a Spirit". That other dimension of reality is of Spirit, which even Lord Jesus showed Nicodemus in John 3. And man's materialistic science hasn't even begun to tap into understanding the operation and laws of that other dimension of Spirit. It's because man's empiracle view of science is stuck in this present physical material creation of matter. Even Einstein's theories are confined to the material universe.

1. there was a previous world prior to the time of Adam and Eve. Apostle Peter is actually covering it in 2 Peter 3 with "the world that then was...". That previous world was when Lucifer rebelled against God by coveting God's Throne for himself, and he drew one third of the angels in rebellion with him. That previous world was when God had sometime before made His original 'perfect' creation, and Lucifer was 'perfect in his ways' with following God, but then rebelled. This is not opinion, it is what God's Word as written reveals, some of it in parable form like Ezekiel 28; Ezekiel 31; Isaiah 14; Romans 8:18-25; Jeremiah 4:23-28, etc.

2. God's original 'perfect' creation, with no death, no sin, was at Genesis 1:1 in the beginning. He then ended that world because Lucifer rebelled, and that is the state of the earth at Genesis 1:2, the "without form, and void" phrase in the Hebrew actually meaning the earth had become 'a waste and an undistinguishable ruin'. (see the Jeremiah 4:23-28 version of that destruction of that old world). Thus there is a great unknown amount of time between the Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 verses. This present creation, a 2nd world earth age, God put in an imperfect state. This is the subject by Apostle Paul in Romans 8:18-25, the earth being in 'bondage of corruption' and seeking a release along with the future manifesting of the sons of God.

3. God's original perfect creation was a literal Paradise over all the earth's surface. This is why tropical plant and animal fossils can be found at both Poles, and in the deserts. We naturally think that today's creation is perfect, when it is not. This present creation was made "subject to vanity" and placed in "bondage of corruption" according to Apostle Paul in Romans 8. Through various TV shows and public school teachings when little children, we were bombarded with ideas of today's imperfect creation being one that is perfect in every way, which is not what God's Word reveals at all. God placed this 2nd world earth age in bondage to corruption to signify what happened with Lucifer's rebellion in the previous world. Todays' 2nd world is to represent sin and death, and the need of God's Promised Savior Jesus Christ. Not only do our souls yearn for the return of that previous world of perfection where there is no sin, no death, but the whole creation yearns for it also, as Apostle Paul shows. That is why God ordained this present 2nd world earth age to be destroyed by His consuming fire (2 Peter 3).

4. Thus a bird's eye view in God's Word demands that we notice in His Word about this matter of the 3 world earth ages, and the kind of time each one represents per His Word. God brought this 2nd world earth age we have been in since Gen.1:2 so as to ordain His Son Jesus Christ to be born of flesh woman in order to die on the cross, and thus defeat the devil and death for those who believe. The main reason those who are 'called' or 'chosen' by God in this present world is to share that Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world, in prep for the world to come with Christ's future return, and the literal 'end' of this present 2nd world earth age.

5. Per Revelation 21 & 22, God is going to make some changes upon this earth with Christ's future reign and thereafter. One of the events is that there will be no more sea. That means today's seas and oceans will be different, much of those waters put back in the sky around the earth where they originally were in God's original perfect creation before Lucifer rebelled. In the new heavens and a new earth, there will be no more sin, no more death. Can you imagine a world with no death? So was TV programs like Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom only lying to us with trying to show today's 2nd world earth creation as a perfect creation? Yes, they were lying, even though they didn't know it, for today's 'wild kingdom' of animals survival of the fittest strategy cannot compare to God's future new heavens and earth per Isaiah 11 with the bear feeding with the ox, and the wolf and lamb laying down together, etc. Can you understand that is likely how God's original perfect creation in the beginning was, prior to Lucifer committing the very first sin and thus bringing in the concept of death?

6. What Lucifer did in that old world will be the same sin that he will do upon this earth, in plain sight, with exalting himself in Jerusalem as Messiah. Lucifer wants to be worshiped as God, in place of God. That was his original sin, and the... original sin in the beginning, in that old world. And that specific role for the end of this world is reserved for him. He does not need to possess some flesh man, like in some Hollywood horror movie, in order to play Christ here on earth in plain sight. Angels can appear with the image of man upon this earth, per God's written Word. The problem that many appear to have about that is that they don't really believe that part of God's Word about angels that have appeared on this earth, even Jesus Christ in Old Testament times when He appeared to Abraham per Genesis 18! Gross deception is with not understanding these things in God's Word as being very real.

Is all this hard to believe? Then cut off your TV set, and stop listening to men's doctrines, and show God that you are wanting to know His Truth in His written Word as you discipline yourself in it, and pray to Him through His Son for understanding in it. Then you will begin to grasp the actual 'reality' of what is going on, and why, and how to prepare your mind and heart for Lord Jesus' future return.
 

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The Great Tribulation is the last 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation. The AC survives a fatal wound and establishes his worldwide kingdom while the False Prophet builds the statue of the Beast and commands all to worship it. This period ends with Christ returning and obliterating the AC and his army at Armageddon, then establishing His millenial kingdom.
 

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What is the Great Tribulation?​

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Look closely at all references to it. It's not " the great tribulation", like one specific, grand, event, but rather simply "great tribulation", or just "tribulation". A significant difference. Even John, when writing Revelation, referred to himself as being a "brother and companion in tribulation" in Rev 1:9
 

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Look closely at all references to it. It's not " the great tribulation", like one specific, grand, event, but rather simply "great tribulation", or just "tribulation". A significant difference. Even John, when writing Revelation, referred to himself as being a "brother and companion in tribulation" in Rev 1:9
so did Martin Luther.
 

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There was only one great tribulation to becoming upon the church in that day in age. Those who continued to believe, have faith, waiting and hoping to be taken out of this was the bride looking for the Lord Yeshua to return in which the gates of hell would not prevail against the church, the bride of Christ (in my opinion), would be changed in the blink of the eye from there in the land, onward to the Heavenly Jerusalem.

The only thing about this, it is a once and lifetime event. Not a double prophecy, never could be being it just only once in a lifetime, never to happen again, which Jesus directs the attention to his Apostles, it would be within the generation which was then in that time period.

Alas people will take what they read, and of course make it for today.
 

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There was only one great tribulation to becoming upon the church in that day in age. Those who continued to believe, have faith, waiting and hoping to be taken out of this was the bride looking for the Lord Yeshua to return in which the gates of hell would not prevail against the church, the bride of Christ (in my opinion), would be changed in the blink of the eye from there in the land, onward to the Heavenly Jerusalem.

The only thing about this, it is a once and lifetime event. Not a double prophecy, never could be being it just only once in a lifetime, never to happen again, which Jesus directs the attention to his Apostles, it would be within the generation which was then in that time period.

Alas people will take what they read, and of course make it for today.
Hello interesting

Alas, I am one of the people that say it is for today

So I’m assuming we both can agree that if Jesus was to return and we still are in our flesh bodies, that would be the antichrist instead
I don’t mean to put words in your mouth, but is that what you’re saying?
In the blink of an eye
 

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Hello interesting
Hello.
Alas, I am one of the people that say it is for today
Just passed a church today on the sign it said “Jesus was resurrected, and he is returning.” It’s commonly believed, and from my understanding Calvinism is one of the fastest growing religions, currently.
So I’m assuming we both can agree that if Jesus was to return and we still are in our flesh bodies, that would be the antichrist instead
Don’t know if we would agree.

There were many claiming Messiah in that day an age. And it’s been reported that Nero was raising people from the dead, causing miracles, all the while claiming to be Lord and Savior.

I would believe those who were told to wait and watch seen Jesus come through the cloud as promised, dying from this life transferred into the next life being gathered up which was the bride.
I don’t mean to put words in your mouth, but is that what you’re saying?
In the blink of an eye
Death from here to there changed in an instant, I believe people die and are raised again like Jesus was, be it condemnation resurrection or life resurrection.
 

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Hello.

Just passed a church today on the sign it said “Jesus was resurrected, and he is returning.” It’s commonly believed, and from my understanding Calvinism is one of the fastest growing religions, currently.

Don’t know if we would agree.

There were many claiming Messiah in that day an age. And it’s been reported that Nero was raising people from the dead, causing miracles, all the while claiming to be Lord and Savior.

I would believe those who were told to wait and watch seen Jesus come through the cloud as promised, dying from this life transferred into the next life being gathered up which was the bride.

Death from here to there changed in an instant, I believe people die and are raised again like Jesus was, be it condemnation resurrection or life resurrection.
Thank you for your input. I was just curious on what you thought.

My understanding is the antichrist the one and only the real deal is going to show up very shortly and claim he is Jesus

So if that happens, at least I put the word out to the christian that are here on the form that are expecting somebody to come through the front door and they come through the back door

It’s always good to be prepared and listen to other Christians, because our ego and our pride is which brought Satan down, makes all of us, including me think we know everything

So I believe Jesus is going to come after the antichrist, and I also can make other predictions with the way the world is looking
Example some people say we’re going to be at war with China and Taiwan in the next 4 to 5 years
And I’m telling people like 2 to 3 months max
So if I’m right and the world is wrong and I’m not saying I’m a prophet
I would say more like a detective that follows the crime evidence
With the time is running out in my opinion and every thing in the Bible is winding up. I’d have to say it’s game time now.

My brother and sister just keep that in the back of your mind as things start to unravel in this world
 

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Thank you for your input. I was just curious on what you thought.

My understanding is the antichrist the one and only the real deal is going to show up very shortly and claim he is Jesus

So if that happens, at least I put the word out to the christian that are here on the form that are expecting somebody to come through the front door and they come through the back door

It’s always good to be prepared and listen to other Christians, because our ego and our pride is which brought Satan down, makes all of us, including me think we know everything

So I believe Jesus is going to come after the antichrist, and I also can make other predictions with the way the world is looking
Example some people say we’re going to be at war with China and Taiwan in the next 4 to 5 years
And I’m telling people like 2 to 3 months max
So if I’m right and the world is wrong and I’m not saying I’m a prophet
I would say more like a detective that follows the crime evidence
With the time is running out in my opinion and every thing in the Bible is winding up. I’d have to say it’s game time now.

My brother and sister just keep that in the back of your mind as things start to unravel in this world
Thank you for taking time to respond back. Anyone who desires a relationship with their Father will seek to worship in spirit and truth faithfully. I don’t look at the world as much but wars happen. Death is to me what all of Us are waiting on; … :)
 
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The "great tribulation" though, is going to be different than previous tribulations.

The phrase in red is how we are shown the coming "great tribulation" will be different...

Matt 24:21
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.
KJV

In Matthew 24:6, Jesus also showed that we would hear of wars and rumors of wars, but not to be troubled, because the 'end' is not yet.

That means the opposite of wars and rumors of war, i.e., a time of world peace.

Thus the "great tribulation" will be about a time of world peace, even the "Peace and safety" the deceived will be saying that Apostle Paul showed in 1 Thessalonians 5 about the end.

It will be when God sends His "two witnesses" to Jerusalem to prophesy against the 'beast' there for 1260 days, and when the beast kills them, the deceived nations will send gifts to each other because the torment by the "two witnesses" will be over, their like having a party, like peace and safety time again.

Just what 'power' will there be on the earth during the "great tribulation" that will heal... all the world's problems and create a world peace with craft prospering in his hand, giving you your heart's desire if you will only bow and worship him?

Rev 12:7-12
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 is come salvation, and strength, 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.'

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
KJV

Lucifer is coming to OUR earthly dimension, in person, upon this earth, working great signs and wonders, and raining fire from heaven down upon the earth in the sight of men. If you don't understand this is why the coming "great tribulation" will be a time on earth that has NEVER been, nor will ever be again, then you are not prepared to make a stand against him for our Lord Jesus Christ.
That is but a short time at the Seven Last Plaques before the Second Coming..
 

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That is but a short time at the Seven Last Plaques before the Second Coming..
We are in the "beginning of sorrows" period already today.

The next event to come will be the false-Messiah appearing in Jerusalem, and re-establishing the old covenant worship and temple for the Orthodox Jews. That is what the confirming of the covenant in Daniel 9:27 is really about.

Once the new 3rd Jewish temple is built, and the Jews in Jerusalem startup animal sacrifices again, then in the middle of that symbolic "one week", the false-Messiah will end those sacrifices and instead place an IDOL "abomination of desolation" at that new Jewish temple, and demand that all bow to it, or be killed. That will be the "image of the beast" mentioned at the end of Revelation 13.

When that "abomination of desolation" IDOL is placed, that will be the START of the time of "great tribulation".
 

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We are in the "beginning of sorrows" period already today.

The next event to come will be the false-Messiah appearing in Jerusalem, and re-establishing the old covenant worship and temple for the Orthodox Jews. That is what the confirming of the covenant in Daniel 9:27 is really about.

Once the new 3rd Jewish temple is built, and the Jews in Jerusalem startup animal sacrifices again, then in the middle of that symbolic "one week", the false-Messiah will end those sacrifices and instead place an IDOL "abomination of desolation" at that new Jewish temple, and demand that all bow to it, or be killed. That will be the "image of the beast" mentioned at the end of Revelation 13.

When that "abomination of desolation" IDOL is placed, that will be the START of the time of "great tribulation".
I thought this might be interesting. We do different scenarios of what we think. The end times are going to look like. Especially when the antichrist makes his presence.

This is what my pastor said, and grabbed my attention. Maybe it might yours.

The supernatural powers that are given by God to the antichrist will be so great that he would be able to snap his fingers and make a temple immediately

Now imagine what I said is true would that not convince everybody that he is Jesus?

We have even entertained the fact that he could bring dead family members who appear to be alive to us with a message that Jesus loves you and he’s waiting for you. The antichrist knows you’re reluctant, but let me tell you he’s for real

Like I said, if you’re still in the flesh body, that is not Jesus

That alone should keep you somewhat protected, at least at first

We have more powers than Satan and his demons. In the name of Jesus don’t forget that, and be sure to exercise it if you can stand up to all these demons that are coming, including the antichrist, and you have been chosen for this moment.
 

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We are in the "beginning of sorrows" period already today.

The next event to come will be the false-Messiah appearing in Jerusalem, and re-establishing the old covenant worship and temple for the Orthodox Jews. That is what the confirming of the covenant in Daniel 9:27 is really about.

Once the new 3rd Jewish temple is built, and the Jews in Jerusalem startup animal sacrifices again, then in the middle of that symbolic "one week", the false-Messiah will end those sacrifices and instead place an IDOL "abomination of desolation" at that new Jewish temple, and demand that all bow to it, or be killed. That will be the "image of the beast" mentioned at the end of Revelation 13.

When that "abomination of desolation" IDOL is placed, that will be the START of the time of "great tribulation".
Well you have part of it, but the 'false-Messiah' will be Satan appearing as if he is Christ and going to Jerusalem and asking for 'worship' on his day, Sunday. This will start the Plagues and the fall of Babylon and Christ will come to pick up His saints, so there will be a "great tribulation" in this short period.
 
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I thought this might be interesting. We do different scenarios of what we think. The end times are going to look like. Especially when the antichrist makes his presence.

This is what my pastor said, and grabbed my attention. Maybe it might yours.

The supernatural powers that are given by God to the antichrist will be so great that he would be able to snap his fingers and make a temple immediately

Now imagine what I said is true would that not convince everybody that he is Jesus?

We have even entertained the fact that he could bring dead family members who appear to be alive to us with a message that Jesus loves you and he’s waiting for you. The antichrist knows you’re reluctant, but let me tell you he’s for real

Like I said, if you’re still in the flesh body, that is not Jesus

That alone should keep you somewhat protected, at least at first

We have more powers than Satan and his demons. In the name of Jesus don’t forget that, and be sure to exercise it if you can stand up to all these demons that are coming, including the antichrist, and you have been chosen for this moment.
One of the most important things you said above, I put in 'red'.

That is exactly right, if the Antichrist comes with the power of the supernatural, which it is written that he will, and he claims to be our Lord Jesus Christ, which also is written that he will do, and we are still in our flesh body instead of being changed to our "spiritual body" like Apostle Paul taught, then we know that is a false-Messiah, and not our Lord Jesus Christ.

Yes, per Luke 10 Jesus gave His servants power over all the enemy.

In Ephesians 6 with Paul's command for us to put on the whole armor of God, so as to make a stand... in the "evil day", this is what he was pointing to, i.e., the time of "great tribulation" when some of us will be delivered up to councils and the "synagogue of Satan" to give a Testimony for Jesus against them. And we are not to premeditate what we will say when delivered up, but allow The Holy Spirit to speak through us.
 

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Well you have part of it, but the 'false-Messiah' will be Satan appearing as if he is Christ and going to Jerusalem and asking for 'worship' on his day, Sunday. This will start the Plagues and the fall of Babylon and Christ will come to pick up His saints, so there will be a "great tribulation" in this short period.
Don't know where... in the world you got that idea of the coming false-Messiah demanding Sunday worship. Sounds like you've been listening to the falsehoods of modern-day Reformers who believe the pope is the Antichrist.

The actual events are written like this...

1. a fake war will kick off the ending of the "beginning of sorrows" period we are now in, allowing a false presentation of the false-Messiah (Satan) and his ministers (his angels) to appear in Jerusalem.

2. the pact in Jerusalem everyone's been talking about will actually be the confirming of the covenant idea in Daniel 9:26, that confirming actually being the re-establishing of the old covenant style worship, with a new Jewish temple built in Jerusalem with animal sacrifices. This will be established by the false-Messiah in the first 1260 day half of the Daniel 9:27 "one week" (7 years). The Jewish Sanhedrin has already been re-established at least a couple of decades ago. They will make the false-Messiah king, and he will have power over all nations and peoples for 42 months (Rev.13:4-8).

And today's Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem already have stones cut for their new temple, and temple worship artifacts made.

3. In the middle point of the Dan.9:27 seven years period, i.e., after the first 1260 day period, the false-Messiah will end the daily sacrifices of the Jews that will have already been going on per the confirming of the covenant. And instead, he will place the "abomination that maketh desolate" at the new Jewish temple, and demand that all bow in worship to it, or to its image, or be killed. This is what starts... the time of "great tribulation".

That idol will be the one mentioned at the end of Revelation 13, the "image of the beast". In this way, the false-Messiah will serve as a type for the historical king of Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar) who setup a gold idol of himself in false worship. And Jerusalem fallen in false worship will serve as a type for the historical Babylon under idol worship.

4. Then Lord Jesus will come AFTER that "great tribulation" to gather His faithful Church. Like He asked for that time when He returns in Luke 18:8, 'will He find faith on the earth?' That is asked because of how there will be so many BELIEVERS that will be deceived by the false-Messiah in thinking he is Jesus instead. And when our Lord Jesus Christ does return, He will not find those foolish virgins who did not remain "a chaste virgin" waiting on Him, their instead being found "with child" by another (spiritual sense).