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Jesus' return before the tribulation

At the Rapture, Jesus comes for his church when he arrives at the end of the tribulation, he comes with his congregation.

Flashes of town.

Just as the church was a secret that was revealed through Paul, so also is the rapture, a secret that is revealed to us. The Greek word for secret is "Mysterion" where huvudbetydningen is "something that is completely new and has not been before."


Av Mikael Wahfridsson
söndag, 13 oktober 2019 17:30
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A defense for the Pre-trib

E n question many people ask themselves in relation to the return of Jesus is when the rapture of believers will happen? We talk about three different fixes the issue: pre-trib doctrine, middle-trib doctrine and post-trib doctrine. This will be a defense for the pre-trib doctrine. That is, that the rapture of believers occurs before the tribulation start.

As for the coming of the Lord there are three things we must separate. It is God's plan for the church, Israel and the Gentiles. The error we often make is that we mix God's promises and plans for Israel, for the congregation. When the congregation takes the place of Israel and conversely it will be wrong. We must distinguish when God speaks to Israel and when God speaks to the congregation.

israel

P on the law time the people of Israel, the special carriers of God's salvation plan. GT's main theme is Christ, his coming and his kingdom - the lovely, promised Kingdom, where Israel will be the center of people, and where the land of Israel and Jerusalem will be the center of the Earth's geographical, political and spiritual center.

Lord's law will go forth from Zion, and his words from Jerusalem, and the nations will stream to it. Righteousness, peace, and salvation will prevail on this earth, in this kingdom of peace, which is also the Millennium.

The pagans and Assembly

A tt nations would be saved, as a consequence of the Messianic Kingdom redress was therefore no secret of the GT. But the Lord had prepared a special management of the Gentiles, by sending the Holy Spirit to the earth, in order to select a heavenly people of God's gospel of the grace which is the church, was a secret at the time. Therefore, it is also not the congregation mentioned in the Old Testament, and also very limited in the teaching of Jesus.

This amazing secret that we Gentiles have become fellow heirs of God's promises, was first passed by the apostle Paul, who himself got it in a revelation of the Lord. (Efe 3: 3-6, Col. 1: 25-27). The Holy Spirit and the Church are inseparable in this economy. The Holy Spirit has permanent bolig of the faithful, the congregation's heart, and is the pledge of our inheritance uppryckelsens next day.

The Assembly time we are the temple of the Holy Spirit, the only temple that God knows in the world today. That the Holy Spirit has taken his abode on earth, is really the end, which is an obstacle to the Antichrist can stand up.

Jesus Christ Revelation - It soon will happen hereafter

Up 1:19 - Write words down what you have seen and what is and what shall be hereafter.

O Rdet "hereafter" is the Greek word  meta tauta,  which means  "after these things" .

This is a key verse of the entire division that Revelation was written. After that John has been allowed to behold the heavenly vision of Jesus, he learns that he must write down:

1. That he has seen. 2. What is 3. What must be hereafter. In other words one three shared division of Revelation.

1. What he has seen

In  chapter 1: 12-16 sees John saw the glorified Jesus standing in the midst of the seven candlesticks of gold (the 7 parishes), with seven stars in his hand (the 7 parishes angels). He sees the glorified Jesus, who is also the Risen Lord victory of Calvary. He sees him as the glorified Son of Man, as the lamb, the lion of the tribe of Judah, whom the great the judge, and the King of kings and Lord of lords.

2. What is

D t is an overview of the Assembly urskillnings time, based on prophetic and historical timeline, all in the congregation birth to Jesus' return. 7 letter representing the congregation and its spiritual evolution through the ages and the next rapture.

The first letter sent to Ephesus congregation representing the congregation first time, namely the apostolic age. The seven and last letter sent to the Laodiceans congregation. The spiritual darkness that outlined in the letter is a description on the very last time before Jesus returns. That Laodiceans congregation's end-time church.

3. And what shell be hereafter 

O Rdet "hereafter" is the Greek word  meta tauta,  which means  "after these things" . Ie sequentially after the church age, which is presented through the 7 letter.

Rev 4: 1  -  THEN  (ie, when the Assembly time on earth is over, and it's been full strength), I saw, and behold, the die was opened in heaven, and the voice I had first heard  speaking to me, like a trumpet , said: " come up hither , and I will show you what must be hereafter." (namely, after the church age)  ONCE  I came in the Spirit, and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

Here's Assembly rapture from 1 Thessalonians 4:16, like the revelation John received. A strong voice, the trump of God and the rapture. A lovely parallel! John gets in spirit see the raptured church that is represented by the 24 elders around the throne.

We receive a heavenly "screanshot" in Chapter 4 and 5, which is after the rapture, but before the tribulation on earth. From Chapter 6 we're back on Earth, and John sees the bird's eye view tribulation played out on Earth in Chapter 6-19.

The 24 elders around the throne

T reviously claimed me that the 24 elders of the church is represented in the sky by the rapture before the tribulation. We can begin to mimic the same information are about the 24 elders and promises to the Assembly:

The 24 elders

Promises to the Saints

Sitting on thrones (Rev 4: 4.11: 6

Have white robes (Rev. 4: 4)

Crown on his head (Rev. 4: 4,10)

Is kings (Revelation 5:10

Priests (Rev. 5:10)

Thrones (Matthew 19:28, Revelation 3:21

White clothes (Revelation 3: 4-5)

Crown (1 cows 9:25, Lane 4: 1.2)

Will kings (Rev 1: 6, 2:26, ​​20: 6)

Will priests (Rev 20: 6)


In Revelation 5: 9,
 so sing the 24 elders a new song to Christ and the sacrificial lamb:

verse 9 And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God  people  from every tribe and language and people and nation. V.10 You have made  them  to be a kingdom and priests to our God, and  they  shall reign on earth. "

S many times before, there has been errors in the translation from the original Greek texts. Among other things, the KJV based on the majority of the Greek text translates like this instead:

verse 9 And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for us for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. V10 You have made us kings and priests to our God, and we shall reign on the earth. "

D e 24 elders identify themselves with the believers, and is therefore all the redeemed people who have been saved by faith in Jesus Christ on earth. They are in the sky from the tribulation start already when first beginning the seal.

Rapture was a mystery

1 Corinthians 15:51 - Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet.

P recis that the church was a secret that was revealed through Paul, so also is the rapture, a secret that is revealed to us. The Greek word for secret is "Mysterion" where huvudbetydningen is "something that is completely new and has not been before."

We find no häntydningar to rapture in the OT, and it means that Jesus did not teach the rapture, but only his visible to come to Israel. Rapture was a mystery next to Paul conveys further the revelation that God has entrusted to him. Rapture described in 1 Cor 15 and 2Thes second

The 70th week of years

P rofetian of Daniel covers the 70 weeks which is a betydningsfull sketch of Israel's historic and prophetic timeline, which extends completely from the Babylonian captivity to Christ's second coming as the Messiah of Israel.

Dan 9:24 - Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city to end the violation, seal sins, atone for guilt, bring forth an everlasting righteousness, complete the vision and prophecy, and anoint the most Holy.

The 70th and final week of years has with Israel and the Jewish people to do and not the congregation. In Dan 9:24, we can see that all the 70 weeks of years has with the Jewish people and Jerusalem to do. Just like the first 69 weeks did not have anything with the congregation to do so has not the last week of years with the congregation to do.

Israel and the world

D a last week of years which is also tribulation as described in Chapter Up 6-19, and is God's action with Israel and this host. The church is the bracket which is situated in between the 69th and 70th week of years, which is described in verse 26 -  but the end comes as a deluge. To the end there shall be war. The devastation is determined. 

God can not finish their program with the Church and Israel before he has fulfilled unions provision with them.

Church age ends

A lltså God, before we go into the last week of years, completing what we call the church age, which began at Pentecost, and has continued for 2,000 years. When God well have ended the church age, God can continue their "program with Israel."

His covenant with Israel can only be fulfilled in the last seven years of Daniel's prophecy. When God's promises to Israel your unconditional, it is only God who can fulfill them. In Romans chapter 11, Paul explains that God must end its program with the church before he can continue his plan with Israel.

Acts 15:14 -16 - Simeon has described how God first made sure he won a people for his name among the nations (NT-Assembly). It is consistent with the words of the prophets, which says:  After that's cool I will return and rebuild David's fallen tent.

V in seeing the sequential arbitration in Jacob's. First came the church age, and then, he'll rebuild David's fallen tent.

Tribulation is a preparation for Israel before the Millennium. Israel will be able to choose between Antichrist and Christ. During the tribulation judge God of Israel while inviting the Jewish people into the Messianic kingdom. God's wrath will bring Israel and the nations to himself and repentance.

Day of the Lord and Jesus Christ today

Here we look at the NT Church, and especially at the time of the Assembly's rapture is of great betydning that we know the difference on the day of the Lord and Jesus Christ today. At first assumption, it may look like it's talking about the day, but the fact is that these "two" days are of completely different character and have completely different content for the end time.

Zeph 1: 14-16 - Jehovah's big day is near, near, and it will speedily. Listen, this is the day of Yahweh! Then shouts heroes of anxiety. A day of wrath is that day, a day of anguish and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of clouds and haze, a day when the sound of horns and shouting protests against the fortified murtornen ...

2 Thessalonians 2: 2 - When it comes to our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, not to suddenly lose his position and become frightened, neither by any spirit or by word or letter, purporting to be from us and that is based on the Lord's day has come.

N is the day of the Lord so if it is, the wrath and domstid that will go out over the earth in a time period ranging from rapture (the tribulation start) and the Millennium. Jesus Christ today is not mentioned in the Old Testament, as it has with the real secret to do, namely, the truth of the NT church, and the rapture of glory.

Jesus Christ today is only a NT revelation. Lord's Day is not just an OT revelation, but dommens time of nations is more detailed in the NT and especially described in Revelation chapters 6-19. "Lord's Day" concerning the earth and the people on the earth while Jesus Christ today concerning NT Assembly rapture and the preparation before the Father in heaven.

When it comes to Jesus Christ today, it is a benämnelse on the day when Jesus will come on the clouds to get his full strength congregation to himself.

Philippians 1: 6 - I am sure that he who began a good work in you also must complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

B etydningen of this verse is that the Holy Spirit at Pentecost began his work by selecting a heavenly people, will fully take and make this people full strength next to Jesus Christ today, that next to Jesus to bring home his congregation to the heavenly dwellings - which thus takes place before the day of the Lord.

The church in Thessalonica

2 Thessalonians 2: 1-12  - The church in Thessalonica had become frightened by false teachers who had been teaching that the day of the Lord, with all that it implies anger and tribulation had already begun. It even looks like someone had sent fake letters and gave himself to Paul, to give the letter of authority. Paul warns strongly against this false teaching, and begins to teach the truth about this "day of the Lord".

First, Paul in 1 Thessalonians 1:10 promised the congregation that Jesus would save them from the wrath to come, why was their consternation so much greater when they suddenly thought they were in the middle of it. Paul reassures them and conveys the congregation that the Lord's day can not begin before the man of sin, that the Antichrist have first emerged, and underlines that this can not be done prior to the "holding back" has first been cleared out of the way. (First removal), Danish translation)

Who or what is holding back?

V ers 4-8 disclose the Antichrist, and the one who holds him back so that he can not come forward. Today, we write 2013, and we can conclude that it / he who holds back is still here when the Antichrist has not come forward yet. What keeps again becomes both described as "it" and "he". The word spirit in the Holy Spirit is the word "pneuma" in Greek. There is a word in intetkön.

The fact that the Holy Spirit at the same time is God, he is also described as "he". There have been many guesses on what's holding back the Antichrist, but that both are neuter while masculine can be no other than the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is closely linked to the church, and has been since the day of Pentecost in Acts 2nd In GT seemed the Holy Spirit also on earth, but instead from the top. Just as he will do in the tribulation.

The Holy Spirit

D the Holy Spirit comes in the tribulation will continue to operate in humans but from uppryckelsens moment from above. Therefore we do not see the Holy Spirit represented by Chapter 3 of the book Revelation. In the letters to the seven churches, we hear these words: He who has ears, let him hear  what the Spirit says  to the congregation. After Chapter 3, which is the Assembly's rapture is no longer the Holy Spirit who speaks. Revelation 13: 9 - He who has ears, let him hear . Nor is the Holy Spirit that comes with different salvation and judgment message to people in the tribulation, it will be done by angels. ( Rev 14: 6-7 ).

When the Assembly becomes caught the Holy Spirit has no place to work from more then Assembly is the only temple that God knows today. (1 3:16). The only church that is represented in the tribulation is skökoförsamlingen, and may the Holy Spirit does not work from.

Waste or departure?

2 Thessalonians 2: 3 - ..Ty first, the waste must come and the man of lawlessness, the son of perdition, openly come forward

D et word in Greek is translated waste, the word "apostasia". The noun "apostasia" comes from the verb "afistemi" whose huvudbetydning is "moving" or "to move something from one place to another." The word is used specifically in connection with any moving from one place to another, or if it goes away or is different from someone.

The word may also be used in connection with religious seduction or waste that described in 1 Tim 4: 1. Some of the first Protestant Bible translators chose to translate the English word "departure", which means to go away or disappear.

Some of the more well-known Bible translator who translated words disappear / go away include Kenneth Wuest, Genovabibelen, John Dawson, Coverdale, Crammer etc. Would you like the translator used the word "departure" instead of waste would obviously provide much greater clarity in relation to the rapture and tribulation. It also wanted to give a lot more sense in relation to the understanding of teksten from both 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians.

Assembly shall not enter into the tribulation or suffer the wrath of God

Up 6: 16-17 - And said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from his face that sits on the throne and to the Lamb's wrath. For his wrath big day has come, and who can stand?

Rev 15: 1 - And I saw another great and marvelous sign in heaven: seven angels with seven plagues, the last; for in them the wrath of God reaches its fulfillment.

V unto the effort is the same as the Lord's day, which is the same as God's wrath. The entire Tribulation is God's wrath, and not just the last part of den.Vi can see that already at 6 seal so has the Lamb's wrath come. In Chapter 15, we see that God's wrath will be  completed  with the seven last plagues. It means that God's wrath does not have his start with the seven plagues, but will start earlier.

With the seven last plagues ends tribulation and wrath of God. In Thessalonians 1: 9-10 we have been promised to wait for Jesus from heaven (the rapture), the same that has delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 1: 9-10 - and wait for his Son from heaven, whom God raised from the dead, Jesus who has delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5: 1-9 - v.2 You know very well that the day of the Lord (wrath / tribulation) will come as a thief in the night. V.9 - For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

D one section we have just read is very interesting. 1 Thessalonians chapter 4:13 onwards is about Assembly rapture and the encounter with Jesus in space. Paul puts back the rapture in relation to the tribulation that will be described in Chapter 5: 1-3.

He goes on to describe that day, that the Lord's day can not surprise us like a thief because we belong to the light. He ends it all by confirming that it is the tribulation he has taught, and ensures that we do not shell wrath, but salvation through Jesus.

Assembly Filadelifia

F the ward Philadelphia, representing one of the two end-time churches were promised to be kept from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world. This promise is one of the strongest promises that the church will be raptured held the last week of years.

Revelation 3:10 -  Because you have kept my word about endurance, I will keep you and save you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world and bring its people to the test .

The Greek word for  preserving  the Greek word (to Stereo). The verb is used twice in this verse. The first time it will be translated  preserving , but the second time  to save you from  in the Swedish translation. In the KJV is both words translated by preserving giving a completely different betydning:

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, Which Shall come upon all the world, to try them That dwell upon the earth. (King James Version)

Thayer argues that when this word used by the Greek word "one", it means to "stand firm in one thing," but when it is used with "oak" it means just like the King James translation has "preserved from". Similarly, the "oak" used when it has been translated in 1 Thessalonians 1:10 - .. who has delivered us  from  the wrath to come. John wanted to show that it was "the hour of temptation," he wrote, "a tea whore". Rather than opt for John to write "ek tes horas" which just means " from the  hour of trial"

For whom is the Tribulation?

Revelation 3:10 -  hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world and bring its people to the test .

A tt hour of trial is an expression of God's wrath and what will come of values, most agree. But why will it? Is it to try and clean the congregation? No, it's to put its inhabitants, throughout the world, to the test. This is aimed at people who are left on earth after the rapture, and who have joined the Antichrist.

The word "its inhabitants" (katoikeo), which is used here is a strong word. The word is about something lasting and constant. This means that judgment for those who have made the earth to their true home, and identifies with the Earth commerce and religion. They have made the earth to its permanent home, which can not possibly refer to the Assembly.

The true Church is composed of strangers and sojourners on this earth. (1 Pet 2:11), and seeking the most High (Col 3: 1-2) having their nationality of the sky (Efe 2:19), and having their home in the sky (John 14: 2) .

Who are we waiting for?

Tit 2:13 - While we wait for the blessed hope of our great God and Fräsare Jesus Christ shall appear in glory.

D t is no doubt that our expectation and our joy is Jesus' coming. We should not wait for the Antichrist, tribulation and wrath of God. If the Lord had in mind that his people were going through the tribulation and the Antichrist house, he had also warned and prepared his congregation on it. Because in that case, the Antichrist to come forward before the rapture could happen.

The gospel of the kingdom

D et Nor is the gospel of grace that will be preached in tribulation, but rather the gospel of the kingdom. This gospel is preached by the 144,000 elect Jews will proclaim Messiah restoration of the Messianic kingdom. Gospel of grace as we know it will be completed in that church age is finished.

The martyrs also ask God to avenge themselves on their enemies. This is also not the believer's testimony in the Assembly session. We do not ask God to take revenge of our enemies, we ask God to save all people. (Romans 12:19) The two witnesses also get the power to avenge himself on and punish their enemies.

Termination

F örsamlingens rapture was a secret next to Paul got it passed on to the Assembly. Therefore, we did not hear Jesus teach about the rapture. Jesus preaches the resurrection at the last day, and its visible come to Israel.

Dan 9 clearly shows that the 70 week of years is for Israel and Jerusalem is not for the congregation.

By confuse God's program for Israel and the Church will be wrong. Through many scriptures, the Lord promises us that the church is not scalable wrath, but to be saved from it. Wrath or the day of the Lord is the whole seven-year period. The Assembly shall therefore raptured before the last week of years begins. Just like the Filadelfia congregation would be kept from the hour of trial.

After Chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation, we find no longer the congregation of chapters 6-19 which is also tribulation of seven years. We look nor the Holy Spirit, which is closely linked to the church. When the Holy Spirit who dwells in the saved is gone from the earth, it is free for the Antichrist and his house. The only church that is returned is the harlot.

We find no evidence that the Assembly should through the tribulation, but on the contrary, be kept from it. We shell waiting to be Jesus Christ today live in our hearts. Tribulation or Jacob's trouble is for those who live on earth. Israel and the Jews will be tried in a special way if they want to recognize Jesus as the Messiah or not. Antichrist in his time the tabernacle of God who is also the township. The parish is represented in the sky even at the start of the tribulation by the 24 elders. When the Lord returns to earth in Revelation 20 as the Assembly, together with the angels.

Jesus is coming soon!


PART 2

D et this is a continuation of the first post "Jesus' return before the tribulation," which likewise is a defense for the Pre-tribläran which means that the rapture of believers occurs before the tribulation. We find many great entitles the solutions in the OT that are role models in the rapture, the tribulation and the times we live in. I want to show some of the entitles the solutions from GT can view and confirm a rapture before the tribulation.

God's wrath

N is talking about the suffering we must begin by distinguishing between the general suffering we encounter in the world (gr.thlipsis) and the suffering we encounter in the great tribulation (gr.Thlipsis Megas) that Jesus speaks of in Matthew 24, and Daniel in Chapter 12. in this world the true believers will experience a spiritual battle against principalities and powers, their own flesh, and suffering for the gospel. That kind of suffering, Jesus never promised us that we will be free from. The anger we encounter in the tribulation is something different and something that the word has promised us that we need not experience or go through.

In more recent times has God's anger started to have different betydningar people. It mentions the wrath of the Lamb, Man's wrath, Satan's anger and wrath of God and confuses it. There is also disagreement on both when and how the wrath of God occurs.

tribulation consequences

In  Revelation, we can see that the tribulation starts in Chapter 6 of the first six seals broken by the Lamb and ends with God's seven vials of wrath in chapter 16-18. Already during the first six seals, we see a devastating impact on life on Earth. The first six seals bring war, famine, plagues and causes of death for a quarter of the world's population. In other words, about 1.7 billion people will die during the first six seals. Alongside this there will be martyrs of people who become believers during the tribulation.

When the angels blowing in the seven trumpets so it triggers automatic new criminal convictions of the earth. These judges combines powerful natural disasters with supernatural plagues. When the seven trumpets are ready with their pains so have a third of the water destroyed, a third of all life in the sea died, and a third of the earth will be burned up, and a third of the people who survived the first six the seals will die. In other words, an additional approximately 1.7 billion people of the world population.

Anger bowls completes God's judgment end

V in has no speech on how many people will be allowed to bring life to the anger of the dishes but we can only guess. Jesus himself says that unless the period is shortened, no human being to be saved (Matthew 24:22). These wrath is out of all decription, and it is difficult to understand the consequences or betydningen of them.

These vials of wrath becomes the completion of God's judgment end. Rev 16: 16-21 speaks of such a large earthquake that there has never ever been anything like it before. The consequence of it will do so all the islands fleeing, and the mountains will be no more. Believe me when I say that no one wants to be on earth at that time.

Tribulation is under the wrath to come

M n other words, it is the tribulation period when the wrath of God is manifested and shed abroad over all the earth. The wrath is not an easy day, just as the Lord's day is not it either. God's wrath, the wrath, the Lord's day, wrath and so on. is a period that begins with the first seal is broken and culminates at Jesus visible to come to Israel and the world, where God's wrath will also be revealed.

Paul made it clear that the Assembly would not be on earth during this time of sentencing ending that tribulation is. In 1 Thessalonians 1:10 Paul speaks so that the Lord will save us from the wrath to come. The word from the basic text means by taking into account both time and place, so that we in other words, will not be present when it happens. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

God's anger lasts the entire tribulation

N it is about God's wrath so often point people to it is not the same as the great tribulation, and they are absolutely right. The great tribulation is 3.5 years starting with the abomination of desolation and wrath of God or the wrath lasts throughout the tribulation of seven years.

Up 6: 16-17 - "Fall on us and hide us from his face that sits on the throne and to the Lamb's wrath. For his wrath big day has come, and who can stand?

Rev 15: 1 - And I saw another great and marvelous sign in heaven: seven plagues, the last; for in them the wrath of God reaches its fulfillment.

Here we see that even at the sixth seal so has the Lamb's wrath come, which is the same as God's wrath, when the Lamb and the Father are the same person. Often, as is pointed out that the seven last plagues - who is also God's wrath is the wrath of God. But in chapter 15: 1 we can see that the wrath of God reaches its consummation with these last plagues, that is not its beginning. So it is just the finishing of God's wrath period ending with the last seven plagues.

Saved from time and place

A Braham Lord reminded of their argument about Sodom and Gomorrah would be contrary to his nature to destroy the righteous along with the wicked (1 Exodus 18:23).

Peter teaches us by giving us the example of the Lot to show that Lot was not a temporary instance, but a general principle from God's side, that the Lord "saves the godly out of temptation" English translation: The Lord knows how to rescue godly but from trials ". Word From (out) means the time and place of this event.  

Warnings to the Church

F Ragan is whether we can find the words which the Lord speaks comfort or warnings to his bride faced the wrath to come? Can we find words which He promises to protect and preserve us through this terrible time tribulation is? Could we possibly see the Assembly's existence during the tribulation?

No, we can not! Just because he hänvänder to Israel when the congregation is gone, and can keep its program with Israel during the last week of years, while he promises us that we should not get affected by the wrath to come.

As the days of Noah

Matthew 24:37 - For as the days of Noah were, so shall also the Son of man coming.

H Erren wants us to study Noah and compare with the passage of termination. In Matthew 24:37 we read that in the same way as it was in the days of Noah lived it will be at the Lord's return. What we can learn from Noah's day is about the time before the Flood, the Deluge and the Lord's protecting hand over Noah and his family.

Jesus continues to explain that the people who survive the tribulation will immediately be judged before the 1000 year kingdom. Some will be raptured into judgment and allowed to go into the Messianic kingdom. In the same way as in the flood, people will be raptured into judgment. The people of Noah's day went under because of the flood, and in the same way, people will perish in the tribulation, and straks after at Jesus' judgment.

Three kinds of people

D et were three different kinds of people who lived in the days of Noah before the flood came. It was the unbelievers who rejected the word of the Lord, and all perished in the flood. It was Noah and his family who were preserved through the Flood, and it was Enoch who was caught up unto the Lord before the flood came. Each in their own way represent those people three different categories that we can compare with our time today. In just the same way we see three kinds of people in the day when we are moving towards the tribulation and ending time:

· The people who perished in the flood of Noah's day represents the unbelievers, who have not taken in to Jesus as their savior. Those people will go into the tribulation, and be exposed to the wrath of God. Those who do not repent in the Tribulation will be judged by Jesus and will then be cast into the fiery lake of fire.

· Noah represents the remnant of Israel that the Lord will complete their vows with the 1000-year Reich. Noah is thus the chosen of Israel, which in a certain way will be protected during the tribulation. 3.5 years into the Tribulation will the believing Jews to flee into the desert where the Lord will protect them for the Antichrist and his persecution. Noah was preserved through the flood and there will also be a part of the Jewish people to be.

· Enoch is a picture of the congregation who were not part of the Flood and God's judgment when he gets caught and taken by God before the flood came.

Enoch / Enoch is a type of the Assembly

1 Genesis 5:24 - And Enoch in this manner walked with God, he was not, for God took him.

H Änok is a very spoke model of Assembly rapture versus time for the anti-Christian tribulation. Enoch lived in the 7th stage from Adam, and lived in a very special time, namely in the period before the flood. The Word says that at that time so the wickedness of man great in the earth, and people's hearts and motives were entirely evil continually.

In the midst of this sinful human hubbub, there was a man, Enoch, who believed in God and walked with him. (1MOS 5:24) The testimony of Enoch is that he found grace of God. (Heb 11: 5)

Enoch was caught up

Hebrews 11: 5 - By faith Enoch was taken away without facing death . And they found him not found, because God had  taken him to himself .

H Änok was caught without tasting death for God had taken him to himself. In the time before his rapture as proclaimed Hanoch, of the people of his time, about the coming ordeal and punishment of sin and godlessness. When sin's goal was reached also came God's judgment on sin in Noah's day and he sent the deluge, but then was Enoch already caught up to the Lord.

The Flood is a picture of the wrath of God will send upon the earth, and the wicked people in the end times - the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10)

Transported to another place

D et Greek word for "taken him to himself" is metatithemi, and is in KVJ translated "transportet", ie the transferred, transported to another place. Enoch was in other words, transported or moved into heaven because he would not taste death. 1 Corinthians 15 tells you that not everyone should sleep, but all will be transformed. It is Paul who describes the rapture of the township where not everyone will face death, but the experience that the Lord takes us to his home.

Just like Enoch represents the Assembly rapture before the tribulation, representing Noah and his family, it promised remnant of Israel, which will be preserved through the tribulation, and to experience the Messianic kingdom blessings.

The seventh bloodline from Adam

D et that may be interesting to mention here is that Enoch was the seventh bloodline from Adam. Assembly is the same way the seventh Assembly to be featured in Revelation Chapter third

We live in Laodicea time, which, based on a historical and a prophetic timeline for the township is also the last passage of Assembly before the rapture. We also live at the beginning of the sjutusende years after creation, where Enoch was caught up as the seventh släktsled after Adam.

Hanoks importance

R OT from the name Enoch means training and teaching, which makes us think of Jesus' mission command to the congregation. - " Go therefore and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19 )

According to the Hebrew tradition, as is Enoch was born on the day of Pentecost, which is also the day of the congregation was born. Hanoks life and his rapture before the flood is a clear example of the rapture of the congregation.

Lot was saved escape the wrath of God

1 Exodus 19:22 - "I will not overthrow the town you speak of. But hurry to escape there, for I can not do anything until you are there "

G ud heard the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah, and saw the severe sin that reigned in the cities. Abraham bargained with the Lord to not destroy the cities there were quite down to ten righteous in the cities. Now there were not ten righteous in the cities but just a simple - Lot.

In spite of that it was not something that the Lord had committed to, he did not destroy and condemn the cities because of him one of them. Sodom and Gomorrah were subjected to God's judgment and wrath, and God let it rain fire and brimstone over the cities. But the Lord could not begin his wrath until that Lot had left the city and were safe in the neighboring town of Zoar.

Luke 17: 28-29 - In the same way it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, but the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed all of them.

L ot was removed from time and place where God's judgment would be in pain. The angels who were sent to rescue Lot proclaim that they could not start the judgment of God before Lot was safe. Lot is a picture of the congregation who is rescued from the time and place of the wrath to come.

2 Peter 2: 7-9 - But he saved righteous Lot, who was tormented by the wicked dissolute life.

P etrus teach about the judgment that affects all iniquity, and shows us that God does not judge the righteous along with the wicked.  

Daniel and the three men in the fiery furnace

H istorien about Daniel and the three men in the fiery furnace is one of the stories of the Old Testament that show a clear picture of the tribulation and the future completion.

King Nebuchadnezzar, which is a clear example of the Antichrist, had put up a statue of gold on the plain of Dura in Babylon. Note that the statue is sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, which can be likened to the Antichrist speech is 666. Nebuchadnezzar forcing everyone to fall down and worship this ranking statue, where the consequence for those who disobeyed were to be thrown into the fiery furnace . The burning furnace is a picture of God's wrath and the great distress in the tribulation. (Malachi 4: 1 - Behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace.)

S adrak, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down to Nebuchadnezzar's statue, and they were thrown into the fiery furnace. The king commanded that the furnace should be heated seven times hotter than you've ever seen it to be, and there is a picture of perfection speech. The Lord sent his angel who protected Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace, and they came out without any damage or impact of the fire.

But it begs the question of this story is where Daniel is somewhere. Was he one of those who bowed the knee to the statue? Why was he not attended, and why was he not also thrown into the fiery furnace. We can be fairly certain that Daniel is not bowed the knee to Nebuchadnezzar's statue. Daniel was just not present where everyone would worship the statue, or at the burning furnace of suffering. God had "taken him away."

The description that the king had these men in the fiery furnace was that there were three Jewish men (Dan 3:12). The three Jewish men is a picture of the elect Israel which will be preserved through the tribulation, and Daniel, the beloved (Daniel 10:11) is a picture of the congregation who will be preserved from the tribulation. 

Paul taught about the rapture

P aulus was the first person on earth who presented the teaching and revelation of the rapture, about 20 years after the cross. Up to that time it was unknown because Jesus did not teach the rapture to his disciples in his time. The rapture of the church is mainly described in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and 1 Corinthians 15:52.

One of the clearest verses from GT that we can relate to the congregation in is from Isaiah 26: 19-21. I want to try to compare what we see in Isaiah chapter 26, and Paul's teaching about the rapture in 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17 & 5: 9.

Isaiah's words with black text and Paul in red.

J es 26:19 - But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. (First the dead in Christ will rise)  Wake up and sing, ye that live in the dust, for your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give out the dead. Come my people and go into thy chambers, shut the doors behind you. (Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air)  Hide yourself for a little moment, until the wrath has passed by. For behold the Lord comes forth from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. (For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ) 

It is also adjacent to refer to John 14: 2-3 where Jesus talks about in his Father's house are many rooms, and that he was going away to prepare a place for us. The Assembly will hear the same voice that John heard in Revelation: - "Come up hither," and we will take part of the place the Lord has prepared for us. We will have to go into his chambers, and shut the door behind us. When it happened, the LORD from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity - who is also God's wrath.

This promise is not about His visible return where the Lord comes to Israel to be where they are. It is a promise to the church that he has gone home to his Father to prepare a place for us there.

The 24 elders

In the beginning of the book of Revelation, chapter 4, we meet a group that we have not encountered before in the Bible. It has previously been three other prophets than John carried a vision has been seen God's throne, but none of the previously predicted this crowd. Isaiah saw them in Isaiah Chapter 6. Ezekiel did not see them in Ezekiel Chapters 1 & 10, and Daniel saw them also not in Chapter 7. It is the 24 elders I think of sitting around the throne of God in Revelation 4: 4th

This crowd has thus not been there before, but now, after the seven churches that represent the congregation from a historical and prophetic perspective, we see them in heaven. They are in place around the throne of God before the Tribulation will have their start in Revelation chapter 6, and therefore, I believe that the 24 elders represent the raptured church that is in place before the Tribulation gets its start. 

The 24 elders sitting on thrones as they rule. They sit around the throne of God, so they help and assist the Lord. They sit down so their work is done. They are dressed in white as they are rättfärdigjorda. Their clothes are Himation, which is the same as the ward and Jesus' clothes. They wear crowns (Stephanos) so they are kings. They are also called elders who are ready allusion to the congregation.

When the sjungar as they sing the song förlöstas in Revelation 5: 9-10:

" You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God (us) from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them (us) to a royal interior (kings) and priests to our God, and they (we) will reign on earth.

S if so many times, the text is not properly translated from the original text. King James has, among other translations sat first person plural instead. The 24 elders identify themselves with the redeemed Church, which is dressed like them, are priests and kings like them, and are in place before the tribulation start.

Summary

V in thus see throughout the Bible many examples and role models showing that the Lord will move his congregation from both a time and place when it comes to the end-time judgment that will move the earth.

He will uproot us and hide us in his Father's house next to his wrath has passed by. We promise to be preserved from that which shall pass this world since the purpose and subject of the tribulation is not for the congregation. We are not waiting for the Antichrist but for the blessed hope of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ shall appear in glory. (Titus 3: 4) He who saves us from the wrath to come. (1 Th 1:10)


PART 3

D et This is the third post I write as a defense for the Pre-trib doctrine, namely that Jesus will fetch his congregation prior to going into the 70th and final week of years, and that the tribulation judgments goes out over earth.

 

A chosen generation

U connects the display of Jesus' return has always fascinated me, and the idea of a chosen generation in human history will not taste death, but instead will have to experience it to be transformed happens when Jesus comes to gather his congregation through to uproot them alive to heaven.

Day of redemption approaches

D et that makes the topic so interesting and controversial, is that the signs speak very strongly that we are heading towards this future completion, and thus the return of Jesus.

Many people today are overwhelmed by the signs we can both see and experience, and that the Holy Spirit speaks clearly to the church of God and the hearts of the people to get ready. In that connection, then people begin to see that the day of redemption is approaching, the next question is when we can really expect to uppryckelsens moment occurs?

The questions many ask

E n Some of the questions that many people ask themselves in connection with the return of Jesus is when we can expect the rapture occurs? The Assembly will have to go through the tribulation? What exactly is the purpose of the tribulation, and it is actually the Antichrist or Jesus, we should wait for? Is the return of Jesus and the rapture of the same or two different events?

I hope that both this post and the last I have written answer some of the questions are.

My personal conviction

T reviously I was pretty convinced that Jesus will first retrieve his parish after the tribulation and the rapture and Jesus' visible return the same event. Jesus speaks only of a return, and why should the congregation be saved from tribulation when both Israel and this world to suffer? I saw the tribulation as a necessary cleansing process of the body of Christ because of the waste we see in many places today.

But when I initially had some unanswered questions that I could not get confused with what I could read in the Bible, I tried to put myself in the questions properly. These submissions are a result of what I came up with.

Just as sure as I am today to my salvation, I am also when it comes time point for the rapture of the congregation. Jesus will pluck his congregation before the last week of years and the 70th week begins, and I want to share some of the arguments that I think speaks highly of it.

Rapture and Jesus' visible return

John 14: 1-3 - Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God and believe in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you may be where I am

1 Thessalonians 4: 15-17 - we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For when a loud command, a voice of the archangel and the trump of God, Lord himself shall descend from heaven. And only the dead in Christ will rise. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord

U ppryckelsen is not another name for Jesus' visible return. You could say that the return of Jesus occurs in stages beginning with the rapture and end at His visible return after the great tribulation.

Rapture of the Assembly

U ppryckelsen is an invisible event that occurs without warning. We know, in other words not quite right when it happens, and we are told to be watchful and prayerful. We will know the time about the rapture and have an understanding of when it starts to contract, but the hour and the moment we do not know anything about, and it will be hidden until the day it happens. 

Jesus comes halfway to Earth to meet us in space, and then take us back to heaven, for us to be where he is. If Jesus had continued to Earth after the rapture, so he had taken us to where we are instead. But according to John, and he comes back to get us to where he is, who is in his Father's house into his heavenly kingdom. 

Jesus visible return

J esu visible return is no invisible or secret come. All eyes will see him, and he will be fully visible on the clouds of heaven. The time of day is also no surprise, then, we know he will immediately after end of the tribulation, or just 3.5 years after the big trouble early.

The few people who survive the tribulation will be able to witness this event.

According to the Lord's own words

P aulus emphasizes that it is  "by the word of the Lord " when he teaches about the rapture and the resurrection.

First, it is 1 Thessalonians was written by Paul about AD 51, and probably was not the Gospels yet written at the time point when Paul wrote this letter. Second, you will simply no teaching of Jesus in the Gospels where Jesus speaks of some that arise from the dead, while the other comes alive turned to face him in the clouds.

Jesus preached only the resurrection from the dead, based on the promises we may see in the OT. There, the sacred promised resurrection immediately after the great tribulation (Daniel 12: 2), and just before the Millennium. It is this resurrection Jesus called life or the resurrection which thus belongs to the Saints GT.

Assembly secrets

1 Corinthians 15: 51-52 - Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

D et means that Paul conveys one of the secrets that indirectly with the congregation to do, as he has been through a direct words or the revelation of the Lord.

The secret that Paul conveys this and that has never been revealed or known, it is just that a chosen generation will not die, but will experience it will be transformed and transfigured, and will be caught up together with the dead in order to meet Jesus in the sky.

We want to be where he is

John 14: 1-3 - "Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God and believe in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you may be where I am. and wherever I go, you know that. the way you know. "

In  John's Gospel, Jesus gives us a unique revelation. He is talking about something that no prophet had previously or have been promising. Nowhere can we read that the Messiah would come, but rather to gather the Saints in an earthly Jerusalem, he would take them to his Father's house, which is the same place where he would go away.

When he gives the promise, it is on the basis of that " I will come back and take you to myself, so that you may be where I am."  He is talking about a comeback, not with the Jewish liberation to do, or to establish his kingdom on earth, or to judge the nations. It is a word that only his own making.

John 14: 1-3 and 1 Th 4: 13-18

D here are amazing parallels when we compare these two verses where some of the words or phrases are almost identical. They follow each other at the same time, in the order they come, and in the way that the piece is constructed. 

John 14: 1-3 1 Th 4: 13-18

v.1 concerned v.13 Pine

Believe v.1 v.14 Do

v.1 God, me v.14 Jesus, God

v.2 told you v.15 tell you

v.3 come back v.15 coming of the Lord

v.3 take your V.17 snatched up

v.3 me V.17 to meet the Lord

v.3 be where I am V.17 always be with the Lord.

Both of these verses comforting and shows us in a unique way that the Lord comes to take the believers from the earth to the glory of heaven.                 

18 Pre-trib argumenter

1. There is simply no passages in the Old Testament or the New Testament to suggest that the church will go through the tribulation period, or that the church should stand face to face against the Antichrist.

2. Tribulation is called "Jacob's trouble" (Jer30: 7), but is never called "the congregation or church distress".                                                     

3. Angel Gabriel proclaimed to Daniel that 70 weeks were determined upon thy people (Jews) and upon thy holy city (Jerusalem). The church is not mentioned here. Dan 9:24

4. The Assembly had no part in the first 69 weeks, and will not be part of the last and the 70th week.

5. In Revelation rapture occurs in Chapter 4: 1 which are tribulation period is described by Chapter 6-19. The 24 elders representing the congregation is in place before the first seal is broken.

6. The Assembly is mentioned twenty times in the first three chapters of Revelation, but is never mentioned between chapters 4 and 19. 

7. The great tribulation period is also called a "day of wrath" (Zeph 1:15) in the Bible, but Jesus did not appoint us to suffer wrath. (1 Th 5: 9), but delivered us from "the wrath" (1 Th 1:10)

8. Tribulation time called the Day of the Lord in the Bible (Zeph 1:15). But 1 Thessalonians 5: 2-3 says that the day of the Lord (the tribulation) will come as a thief in the night. When people (unbelievers) say, "Peace and safety," then hit the (unbelievers) with destruction as suddenly as the pain comes across a pregnant woman, and they (the unbelievers) will not escape. It is clear that the tribulation is something that will befall the disbelievers, but it does not include the faithful and saved.

9. We will console each other with talk of the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:18). There is no comfort in teaching that says that the church will go through part or all of the tribulation domstid.

10. Jesus promised the church at Philadelphia that he wanted to preserve the church, and "rescue you out of the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world and bring its people to the test." (Rev. 3:10) God promised to preserve the faithful congregation out of tribulation period.

11. Just as Enoch was caught up to heaven before the flood and Noah was preserved through the Flood, the Assembly will be raptured before the tribulation and Israel residual be preserved through the tribulation.

12. In the same way that God could not judge Sodom and Gomorrah before Lot was away from the city, God can not judge this world before the righteous is gone. (1 Gen. 19:16)

13. Jesus spoke of the tribulation period when he asked: "Vaka always and pray for strength to escape all things to come and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:36) It makes no sense that Jesus asks for something he is not willing to keep.

14. Malachi 3:18 says the Lord (on arrival) will show us the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and not serving him. Pre-trib believe that the Lord comes to gather his congregation, then we come along with him to judge between the righteous and the unrighteous. 

15. At the rapture, Jesus comes  for  His church (1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17) when he comes at the end of the tribulation, he comes  with  his congregation. (1 Th 3:13).

16. In the letters to the seven churches that invited Jesus to "hear what the Spirit says to the congregation." But in the great tribulation, after that the Holy Spirit in the church is to the side sat, he says: "He who has ears, let him hear" (Revelation 13: 9) He omits the Assembly, where there is no church to listen to the Spirit speaks and to go through the tribulation. 

17. Antichrist will make war with the saints, and have the power to defeat them. (Rev 13: 7). But it can not be the township spoken of here. Jesus himself has promised to "helvets ports should never be the congregation of the mighty." (Matthew 16:18)

18. Jesus did not say: "When this has happened," then straighten up and lift up your heads, but rather "When all this (the signs) starts to happen," so straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption. (Luke 21:28).

Of two witnesses

S hill I choose two scriptures, the GT and NT, talking together, and testify that the church will not go through the wrath of God, or tribulation, I want to point out two following verses:

1 Thessalonians 1: 9-10 - The they talk about how we were received of you and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom God raised from the dead, Jesus who has delivered us from the wrath to come

Isaiah 26: 19-21 - But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Wake up and sing, ye that live in the dust, for your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give out the dead. Come my people and go into thy chambers, shut the doors behind you. Hide yourself for a brief moment until the wrath has passed by. For behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth will lay bare their blood debts and no longer hide their slain.

unfulfilled promise

V in can not see that this passage from Isaiah ever before have been fulfilled. It does also not agree with the resurrection that Jesus preached and Daniel tells Dan 12: 2, which we know will happen after the Tribulation and not before.

Here Isaiah speaks instead of a resurrection that occurs when the Lord first called their people in their chambers before and before that God's wrath and judgment goes out over the earth. 

Come my people

"K about my people," which really means "disappearance" or "become invisible", is an amazing parallel to the experience of John had in Revelation chapter 4, where he saw an open door in heaven, and at the same time heard the voice of God as a trumpet similarly said: "Come up here." Instantly after God, cold becomes John caught up to the throne of God, where he is from heaven behold tribulation played out on earth.

John represents this church that will experience the same on uppryckelsens day. Through a command, a voice of the archangel and the trump of God, the congregation will be caught up into heaven and will see tribulation unfold earth.

To try and punish the inhabitants of the earth

Revelation 3:10 - Because you have kept my word about endurance, I will keep you and save you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world and bring its people to the test

J esaja speaks of  "the Lord comes forth from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity." Similarly confirms Revelation 3:10 that hour of temptation (tribulation), which will come upon all the world is to put its people to the test.

Both Isaiah and Revelation talks about the purpose of the Tribulation is to punish and try and inhabitants of the earth because of their sins through something called God's wrath. The same anger that both these verses testify that we are saved from, by the Lord calls us home to His Father's house, home to his chambers until the wrath has passed by.

A man on a desert island

O m we could do an experiment and put a man on a desert island, with only a Bible in his hand, but expositions and enforced doctrinal ideas. What conclusion he had come to the conclusion with respect to the time point for the rapture?

First, he had learned from Isaiah 13: 9-13, and Amos 5:18 that God would judge the earth because of their sins by shedding his anger through a terrible domstid as the Bible describes as the Day of the Lord. 

Isaiah 13: 9-13 - Behold, the day of the Lord comes, terrible, with wrath and fierce anger, to lay waste the land and destroy the sinners who live there. For the stars of heaven and the constellations do not ship more its light. The sun rises dark, and the moon's light is not on. I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their iniquity. I will make the stoltas bravado and knock down tyrants pride. I will make a man more rare than fine gold, a man more rare than the gold of Ophir. Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth to sway and shake to its foundations -by LORD of hosts resentment, of his burning wrath.

Amos 5:18 - Woe to those who yearn for the day of Jehovah! Why you yearn for it? Day of the Lord is darkness, and not light.

G eNom to then read on in Matthew chapter 24, he could see that the sentencing time would be so serious that unless the Lord concluded it would be no human survival. Instead, the Lord will finish this domstid by the power and the glory back to this earth. When he knew that Jesus' return had not happened yet, so he knew that God's wrath was still somewhere in the future.

When he came to 1 Thess 9-10 so he could see a pretty clear statement. He read about Jesus who saves us and delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 1: 9-10 - The they talk about how we were received of you and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom God raised from the dead, Jesus who has delivered us from the wrath to come.

English translation (NIV):  ..and to wait for his Son from heaven, Whom he raised from the dead - Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

G eNom to read the Bible verse he could answer the following questions "who, what, where, when and why." Who (Jesus) What (who rescues and saves us), when (time of the wrath). By reading further in 1 Thessalonians 4: 15-17, he could read that "everyone" is from the earth to the clouds of heaven, and in 1 Thessalonians 5: 9 was asked why reciprocated when we read that we are destined to suffer God's wrath, but to obtain salvation through Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5: 9 - For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ

English translation (KJV): For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to Obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ 

V ur instance can see that, in that we are saved about the same time-point of God's wrath as we are not certain of that, he can therefore conclude that the rapture will instead represent it. Rapture will alltstå to trigger the wrath of God upon the earth who get their start in Revelation chapter 6.

Answers to frequently asked questions post-trib

M ed regularly will often arguments and questions from people who do not believe in a rapture before the tribulation. Here are some of them:

"The Bible does not teach that there will be two advents. How can you say that Jesus will come twice? "

Answer: Just like it in the same way, there are two different pictures of the Messiah in the Old Testament (the suffering servant and the King), there are two different pictures of Jesus' return is difficult to get together. These two sequences are rapture and Jesus' visible return. You can say that Jesus 'return is done in stages where the rapture starts, and Jesus' visible return end it. It is simply completely different places or events.

"Jesus said that the rapture would take place immediately after the tribulation (Matthew 24: 29-31) when he sends angels to gather his chosen ones."

Answer: The Rapture does not occur in Matthew chapter 24 for several reasons:

At the rapture must believers glory bodies that makes us just as Jesus at the Ascension momentum could do it without the help of angels. Why would we need the help of angels at the rapture, when we turned the glory of the bodies?

The angels also gathers together the orättfärdia at this time point (Matthew 13: 38-43, 49-50)

If one says that the angels is collecting the believers in Matthew 24 is upprycklsen must Matt 13 likewise also be there. In Matthew 13, we see at the same time that it is the wicked will be broken away from Earth first and not the righteous.

The angels are sent forth to gather together both the righteous and the unrighteous to be judged by Jesus before the 1000 year kingdom. These people are in their natural bodies, where the wicked are cast into the lake of fire, while the righteous are allowed til inherit the 1000 year kingdom.

The return of Jesus in Matthew 24

Matthew 24:31 - With a loud trumpet call, he shall send send his angels, and they will gather his elect from the four cardinal points, from one end of heaven to the other.

M to 24 is a chapter that describes Jesus' visible come to Israel and the world. In judgment of his enemies, and to establish the Messianic kingdom. Often pointing to the selected In verse 31, which it claims is the congregation. I think it is quite clear that it is the elect Jews section is about. 

Try to even bring the following verses in relation to Matthew 24:31:

Isaiah 11:11 - And the Lord shall be at that time once again put forth his hand,  in order to acquire for themselves the remnant of his people , what have been rescued from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Ethiopia, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the isles .

Isaiah 11: 12 He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the outcasts of Israel and the dispersed of Judah from the four corners.

Banner and trumpet

B Anner and trumpet symbolizes the calling up of the people. There is no doubt the same ADDICTION they are talking about, and God declares through Isaiah that it is Israel's men and women who are summoned. The elect are the faithful Jews who survived the Tribulation, and that at the time, are scattered all over the earth. All Jews going home, which is also in full harmony with the GTs prophetic words. It is the proof that it is not talking about the church in the passage. 

"Pre-trib is introduced by some who were afraid to go through persecution"

Answer: When we talk about the suffering we must begin by distinguishing between the general suffering we encounter in the world (gr.thlipsis) and the suffering we encounter in the great tribulation (gr.Thlipsis Megas) that Jesus speaks of in Matthew 24, and Daniel Chapter 12th

Pre-trib doctrine does not go out on that believers will escape persecution. Jesus prophesied that we will be hated in this world for his sake (John 15:18). In the world the true believers will experience a spiritual battle against principalities and powers, their own flesh, and suffering for the gospel. That kind of suffering, Jesus never promised us that we will be free from. The anger we encounter in the tribulation is something different and something that the word has promised us that we need not experience or go through. (1 Th 5: 8)

"Paul says in 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-9 that the rapture did not occur before the Antichrist appears"

Answer: Paul speaks of the rapture in relation to the day of the Lord, that is not enstydig Jesus' visible return. Day of the Lord is not a single day in betydningen of 24 hours, but rather a period of judgment that goes out into the world. (Is 2:12, 13: 6, Ezekiel 13: 5, Joel 1:15 Amos 5: 18,20)

The church in Thessalonica were afraid and anxious that they already found themselves inside the tribulation period. Paul reassures them and tells the Antichrist must first be revealed before it occurs. When the Antichrist begins his covenant with Israel begins the last week of years, or tribulation.

How can people be saved in the tribulation of the Holy Spirit is gone from the earth?

 Answer: That the Holy Spirit is to the side sat does not mean that the possibility of salvation no longer exist, but that the Holy Spirit will dwell in human hearts where we have the Holy Spirit as a seal is quite unique for the church age.

Before the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was people also saved, and the Holy Spirit appeared to the people. When the Holy Spirit was poured out at Pentecost, we were not a "second" Holy Spirit on earth. Just as in the Old Testament, people will be saved during the tribulation which the Holy Spirit will work in the same way as in the OT, the base from above.

Questions to the Post-trib doctrine

S amtidigt there are also some unanswered questions that the Post-trib doctrine is difficult to answer or give a proper explanation of:

If the rapture comes first at Jesus' visible come, who will then populate the Millennium?

"If you think that just saved receive part of the Millennium, and the rapture comes first at Jesus' visible come when ought in principle all people in the Millennium to have turned the perpetual bodies. But who will then populate the Millennium, when the reproduction can only be done by people in natural bodies "?

Answer: It is done by people who were saved after the rapture during the tribulation. The men go into the Millennium in their natural bodies.

Why is the rapture is not mentioned in Revelation 19: 11-23 or Thing Chapter 14?

"In Revelation chapter 19, we get a description of Jesus' visible return, but it mentions neither a resurrection or rapture. Zech 14: 1-7 also describes this incident, but not where it is mentioned. Is not it strange that one of history's greatest event that involves a resurrection of hundreds of millions of people not mentioned neither in Revelation chapter 19 or Thing Chapter 14? Why?"

Answer: The Rapture or resurrection is not mentioned because it simply is not done at the time point.

Who will be collected first, the unjust (Matthew 13: 30,41,49) or the righteous? (1 Thess 4: 16-17)

Both 1 Thessalonians and Matthew 13 says that respective resurrections take place first. 1 Thessalonians tells uppståendelsen of the congregation comes first, but Matt 13 saw that first the unrighteous taken from the earth. Both groups can not be the first to be removed day?

Answer: There are two separate events that simply do not occur simultaneously .

The fact that the saved will be rewarded with crowns at the rapture (Christ's court) How is it that the 24 elders already have them (Revelation 4: 4-10) even if the rapture has taken place?

Answer: The Rapture must have taken place before the first seal is broken.


Why sheep and goats become separated after the tribulation of those have already been in the rapture? (Matthew 25: 31-33)

 Answer: With the rapture did not occur at Jesus' visible return, so do sheep and goats (surviving people in the tribulation) be separated before the Millennium.

Where will all the "unsaved" from that found at the end of the Millennium? (Rev 20: 7-10)

 Answer: There are people who were born during the Millennium. They are the offspring of those who have entered the Millennium in their natural bodies.

Who is it that is holding back so that the Antichrist can not come forward?

 Answer: The Holy Spirit in the church is the biggest obstacle to the Antichrist can not come forward.

Jesus promised in John 14: 1-3 that he would prepare a place for believers in heaven, and then return to take us where he is. Pre-trib claims that Jesus will return to earth to be there with his congregation. Why would Jesus prepare a place for us in heaven and then not take us there?

 Answer: Post-trib doctrine is very difficult to explain John 14: 1-3

Jesus' proclamation in Nazareth

Luke 4: 18-19 - "Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to give the oppressed freedom and proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord

E followed Jesus was tempted in the desert, he came to Nazareth, where he read from Isaiah 61: 1-2 and proclaimed that these words had come true. The thing to notice is that Jesus stops mid-sentence without completing the entire prophecy of Isaiah.

The reason Jesus stops in the middle of the verse is that the first part of this verse has been with his first coming and his earthly ministry to do. The second part of the prophecy will only be completed after the church is gone from the earth.

Israel and the Church

Acts 15: 13-18 - "Brothers, listen to me. Simeon has described how God first made sure he won a people for his name among the nations. It is consistent with the words of the prophets, which says: Then will I turn back and rebuild David's fallen dwelling. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will set it up,

D et are other theological reasons that the church will be raptured on the 70th and final week of years.

If the primary cause for the 70th week is to complete the six promises to Israel that we see in Daniel 9:24, then the congregation be gone before then. Jacob testifies that in Acts 15, sequentially after the Assembly time on earth, the Lord would turn his focus and continue its program with Israel. Rapture will occur at a separate time point than Jesus' visible return of the Lord has different programs for Israel and the Church.

Tribulation In other words, the two shared. Partly to purify Israel, and second, to destroy and make up with the infidel nations. (Jer 30: 1-11). The congregation does not belong with these purposes. 

The trumpet 7

Revelation 11:15 -  The seventh angel  blew his trumpet . Then was heard in the sky strong voices who said: "The kingdom of the world now belongs to our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever."

E n Some say that the rapture and the resurrection that occurs at the last trumpet is the same as the 7th and last trumpet we encounter in the tribulation. But we must not confuse the seven trumpet in Revelation 11:15, with the last trumpet belonging to the Resurrection.

First, there is a difference in both the subject and the impact on these two trumpets when God's trumpet is a trumpet of salvation, in contrast to the seven trumpets we encounter in Revelation is the judgment of this world. Trump of God is a vocation to the resurrection, and the gathering of God's people.

It is not the Lord blowing in the trumpet in Revelation, but rather an angel. When the angel blowing the trumpet, it's a signal that the great tribulation begins, and the last 3.5 years may have begun. And finally, when the trumpet of God sounds so transmutes it only a major event, while the seventh trumpet releases several different events.

Lord's day

1 Thessalonians 5: 2 - If the times and seasons, brethren, we do not need to write to you. You know very well that the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night. When people are saying, "Peace and safety," then they suffer destruction as suddenly as the pain comes across a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

M steam people commit and refers to the Lord's day as a limited and specific day of 24 hours, which takes place at the end of the tribulation when Jesus visible return. Thus mean that the day of the Lord and the rapture are synonymous and goes out on one.

Probably the most quoted verse is just 1 Thessalonians 5: 2, which mentions the rapture in connection with the Lord's day. As the day of the Lord in the same way that Jesus comes as a "thief in the night" that connects you often confuse these two events.

But a review of some bivelverser which mentions the Lord's Day shows that it does not only refer to a single day, but at a time of judgment covering both the Tribulation, Jesus visible return and Millennium.

Joel 2: 11-20 -  Lord's Day include an attack from the enemy from the north, which many believe is the same attack we see in Ezekiel 38-39. Many believe that GOG / Magog war occurs in the first part of the Tribulation.

Joel 3: 4 -  Here is the Lord's day tied to Jesus' visible return and his judgment on the nations. 

2 Peter 3: 10-23 -  Here the Lord's day can not refer to Jesus' visible return, then we know that the day the heavenly bodies will be dissolved, and we get new heavens and a new earth in first place after 1000 years of Empire.

The first resurrection

Revelation 20: 4 - And I saw thrones, and they sat on them were given authority to judge. And I saw the souls who had been beheaded because they had testified of Jesus and the word of God and had not worshiped the beast and his image and not received his mark on the forehead or hand. They lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.  

Da first resurrection in Revelation 20: 4 is also something that has been much discussion back and forth, and I think that the word of the Bible speak for itself when we read it. We can see in the verse that speaks of a resurrection, and it is the first resurrection. Then we can see that, and there is talk about the martyrs resurrection after the tribulation. But it means so that the first resurrection only consists of martyrs from tribulation? No of course not.

D the first resurrection is more about what kind of type of resurrection is. We can see that there are two types of resurrections. The first with an eternal life with God, and the second resurrection to an eternity without God. The latter Resurrection, which is eternal separation from God, composed of all OBSTRUCT dead from all time periods, and takes place after 1000 years of Empire. (Rev 20: 5)

The first resurrection which is equal to eternal life with God takes place in different phases. In the NT, we see several different resurrections that all come in under the category "the first resurrection". 

1. Jesus' resurrection on the third day. Jesus' salvation pain is because the team for all the commotion. If he had not reconciled all the host's sin almost 2000 years ago, had we not had a resurrection from the dead. Jesus' resurrection is my resurrection. 

2. The resurrection of some people in GL Testament tid.- Hebrews 11:35

3rd The believers from GL Testament that occurred in the connection with Jesus' death and resurrection. Matt 27: 52-53

4th The Christian Assembly rapture before the final and 70 week of years for Israel and Jerusalem.


5. The resurrection of the two witnesses at the end of the tribulation - Up 11:12

6. Resurrection of the GL Testament believers and the martyrs of the tribulation, which takes place just before the restoration of the kingdom of Israel. - Dan 12:13, John 11:24, Up 20: 4

Temporal gaps

M vapor of the events that take place during the tribulation and in communication with the return of Jesus show us that it is necessary for a temporal gap between the rapture of the Assembly, and Jesus visible return. Some of the events that suggest this is:

judgment seat of Christ

2 Corinthians 5:10 - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what he has done in this life, good or bad

G uds word teaches us that all of us will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ and make räkenskab for our deeds. A court that is for the redeemed and not to be confused with the judgment at the great white throne after 1000 years of Empire. The Greek word for this court is "Bema", and is therefore called "Beema judgment".

1 Corinthians 4: 5 - Lower therefore no judgment prematurely, before the Lord comes. He should light up as darkness conceals and reveal the heart's thoughts and intentions, and then shall each one have his praise of God

This court takes into immediately tied to upprycklsen, which means that when the Assembly returns with Christ to the earth, they have already been before the judgment seat of Christ to modtaga their reward.

The 24 elders

N Ågot as bekräfter that this court take place in the immediate to knot up to the rapture are the 24 elders, representing the full strength Assembly. They are in place around the throne of God, of kroner on the head, and ready to serve the Lord during the tribulation, before then that Jesus breaks the first seal in Revelation chapter 6th

If the 24 elders representing the congregation, it means two things. And on a time required between the rapture and the 70th årsveckans beginning, and before the first verdict and before the first horse will be redeemed, the congregation is already in place in the heavenly.

The judgment of the nations and Gentiles

D omen of the Gentiles would be impossible if it were not for a temporal gap between rapture and Jesus' visible return. How else would both the saved and the unsaved, who are still in their natural bodies can be separated if the faithful were already uprooted and turned the glory of the bodies?

If the rapture happens after the tribulation find simply no need to divide the people before the Millennium. We would already have had a uppdelining in connection with the rapture when Jesus set foot on the Mount of Olives.

Population of the Millennium

M EOPLE who are saved during the tribulation will go into their natural bodies in the Millennium. These people will work, build houses and have children. Before we go into the Millennium, there will again be many people on earth, unlike end of the tribulation, when man will be more rare than the gold of Ophir? (Is 13: 9-12)

Israel's future

In  an age where Jew and Gentile have become one body needed the time gap to the Lord to continue the program with Israel. The 70th and final week of years is the time when the Lord will again put its focus on the Jews and the Israeli nation.

The end of församlingenstid on earth completes not only biblical prophecies but also expression of a necessary gap between rapture and Jesus' visible return. Both the judgment seat of Christ, the 24 elders, the judgment of the nations, the population of the millennium and the Lord program for Israel is, and suggest this. 

Termination

V in living in a time of waiting. In the meantime, and in the expectation that the Lord will soon be calling us home to him. I am quite firm in my belief that we are the chosen generation that will have the grace to experience the Lord's cold, the heavenly trumpet and an angel cries.

Congregation got its start at God Outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost, and will end with the rapture of the congregation. It is high time to lift our heads, for soon approaching our deliverance.

 D et This is the third post I write as a defense for the Pre-trib doctrine, namely that Jesus will fetch his congregation prior to going into the 70th and final week of years, and that the tribulation judgments goes out over earth.


A chosen generation

U connects the display of Jesus' return has always fascinated me, and the idea of a chosen generation in human history will not taste death, but instead will have to experience it to be transformed happens when Jesus comes to gather his congregation through to uproot them alive to heaven.

Day of redemption approaches

D et that makes the topic so interesting and controversial, is that the signs speak very strongly that we are heading towards this future completion, and thus the return of Jesus.

Many people today are overwhelmed by the signs we can both see and experience, and that the Holy Spirit speaks clearly to the church of God and the hearts of the people to get ready. In that connection, then people begin to see that the day of redemption is approaching, the next question is when we can really expect to uppryckelsens moment occurs?

The questions many ask

E n Some of the questions that many people ask themselves in connection with the return of Jesus is when we can expect the rapture occurs? The Assembly will have to go through the tribulation? What exactly is the purpose of the tribulation, and it is actually the Antichrist or Jesus, we should wait for? Is the return of Jesus and the rapture of the same or two different events?

I hope that both this post and the last I have written answer some of the questions are.

My personal conviction

T reviously I was pretty convinced that Jesus will first retrieve his parish after the tribulation and the rapture and Jesus' visible return the same event. Jesus speaks only of a return, and why should the congregation be saved from tribulation when both Israel and this world to suffer? I saw the tribulation as a necessary cleansing process of the body of Christ because of the waste we see in many places today.

But when I initially had some unanswered questions that I could not get confused with what I could read in the Bible, I tried to put myself in the questions properly. These submissions are a result of what I came up with.

Just as sure as I am today to my salvation, I am also when it comes time point for the rapture of the congregation. Jesus will pluck his congregation before the last week of years and the 70th week begins, and I want to share some of the arguments that I think speaks highly of it.

Rapture and Jesus' visible return

John 14: 1-3 - Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God and believe in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you may be where I am

1 Thessalonians 4: 15-17 - we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For when a loud command, a voice of the archangel and the trump of God, Lord himself shall descend from heaven. And only the dead in Christ will rise. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord

U ppryckelsen is not another name for Jesus' visible return. You could say that the return of Jesus occurs in stages beginning with the rapture and end at His visible return after the great tribulation.

Rapture of the Assembly

U ppryckelsen is an invisible event that occurs without warning. We know, in other words not quite right when it happens, and we are told to be watchful and prayerful. We will know the time about the rapture and have an understanding of when it starts to contract, but the hour and the moment we do not know anything about, and it will be hidden until the day it happens. 

Jesus comes halfway to Earth to meet us in space, and then take us back to heaven, for us to be where he is. If Jesus had continued to Earth after the rapture, so he had taken us to where we are instead. But according to John, and he comes back to get us to where he is, who is in his Father's house into his heavenly kingdom. 

Jesus visible return

J esu visible return is no invisible or secret come. All eyes will see him, and he will be fully visible on the clouds of heaven. The time of day is also no surprise, then, we know he will immediately after end of the tribulation, or just 3.5 years after the big trouble early.

The few people who survive the tribulation will be able to witness this event.

According to the Lord's own words

P aulus emphasizes that it is  "by the word of the Lord " when he teaches about the rapture and the resurrection.

First, it is 1 Thessalonians was written by Paul about AD 51, and probably was not the Gospels yet written at the time point when Paul wrote this letter. Second, you will simply no teaching of Jesus in the Gospels where Jesus speaks of some that arise from the dead, while the other comes alive turned to face him in the clouds.

Jesus preached only the resurrection from the dead, based on the promises we may see in the OT. There, the sacred promised resurrection immediately after the great tribulation (Daniel 12: 2), and just before the Millennium. It is this resurrection Jesus called life or the resurrection which thus belongs to the Saints GT.

Assembly secrets

1 Corinthians 15: 51-52 - Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

D et means that Paul conveys one of the secrets that indirectly with the congregation to do, as he has been through a direct words or the revelation of the Lord.

The secret that Paul conveys this and that has never been revealed or known, it is just that a chosen generation will not die, but will experience it will be transformed and transfigured, and will be caught up together with the dead in order to meet Jesus in the sky.

We want to be where he is

John 14: 1-3 - "Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God and believe in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you may be where I am. and wherever I go, you know that. the way you know. "

In  John's Gospel, Jesus gives us a unique revelation. He is talking about something that no prophet had previously or have been promising. Nowhere can we read that the Messiah would come, but rather to gather the Saints in an earthly Jerusalem, he would take them to his Father's house, which is the same place where he would go away.

When he gives the promise, it is on the basis of that " I will come back and take you to myself, so that you may be where I am."  He is talking about a comeback, not with the Jewish liberation to do, or to establish his kingdom on earth, or to judge the nations. It is a word that only his own making.

John 14: 1-3 and 1 Th 4: 13-18

D here are amazing parallels when we compare these two verses where some of the words or phrases are almost identical. They follow each other at the same time, in the order they come, and in the way that the piece is constructed.

John 14: 1-3 1 Th 4: 13-18

v.1 concerned v.13 Pine

Believe v.1 v.14 Do

v.1 God, me v.14 Jesus, God

v.2 told you v.15 tell you

v.3 come back v.15 coming of the Lord

v.3 take your V.17 snatched up

v.3 me V.17 to meet the Lord

v.3 be where I am V.17 always be with the Lord.

Both of these verses comforting and shows us in a unique way that the Lord comes to take the believers from the earth to the glory of heaven.                 

18 Pre-trib argumenter

  1. There is simply no passages in the Old Testament or the New Testament to suggest that the church will go through the tribulation period, or that the church should stand face to face against the Antichrist.

  2. Tribulation is called "Jacob's trouble" (Jer30: 7), but is never called "the congregation or church distress". 

  3. The angel Gabriel proclaimed to Daniel that 70 weeks were determined upon thy people (Jews) and upon thy holy city (Jerusalem). The church is not mentioned here. Dan 9:24

  4. The church had no part in the first 69 weeks, and will not be part of the last and the 70th week.

  5. Revelation rapture occurs in Chapter 4: 1 which are tribulation period is described by Chapter 6-19. The 24 elders representing the congregation is in place before the first seal is broken.

  6. The parish is mentioned twenty times in the first three chapters of Revelation, but is never mentioned between chapters 4 and 19. 

  7. Tribulation period is also called a "day of wrath" (Zeph 1:15) in the Bible, but Jesus did not appoint us to suffer wrath. (1 Th 5: 9), but delivered us from "the wrath" (1 Th 1:10)

  8. Tribulation period is called the Day of the Lord in the Bible (Zeph 1:15). But 1 Thessalonians 5: 2-3 says that the day of the Lord (the tribulation) will come as a thief in the night. When people (unbelievers) say, "Peace and safety," then hit the (unbelievers) with destruction as suddenly as the pain comes across a pregnant woman, and they (the unbelievers) will not escape. It is clear that the tribulation is something that will befall the disbelievers, but it does not include the faithful and saved.

  9. We will console each other with talk of the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:18). There is no comfort in teaching that says that the church will go through part or all of the tribulation domstid.

  10. Jesus promised the church at Philadelphia that he wanted to preserve the church, and "rescue you out of the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world and bring its people to the test." (Rev. 3:10) God promised to preserve the faithful congregation out of the tribulation period .

  11. Just as Enoch was caught up to heaven before the flood and Noah was preserved through the Flood, the Assembly will be raptured before the tribulation and Israel residual be preserved through the tribulation.

  12. In the same way that God could not judge Sodom and Gomorrah before Lot was away from the city, God can not judge this world before the righteous is gone. (1 Gen. 19:16)

  13. Jesus spoke of the tribulation period when he asked: "Vaka always and pray for strength to escape all things to come and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:36) It makes no sense that Jesus asks for something he is not willing to keep.
  14. Malachi 3:18 says the Lord (on arrival) will show us the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and not serving him. Pre-trib believe that the Lord comes to gather his congregation, then we come along with him to judge between the righteous and the unrighteous. 
  15. At the Rapture, Jesus comes  for  His church (1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17) when he comes at the end of the tribulation, he comes  with  his congregation. (1 Th 3:13).

  16. In the letters to the seven churches that invited Jesus to "hear what the Spirit says to the congregation." But in the great tribulation, after that the Holy Spirit in the church is to the side sat, he says: "He who has ears, let him hear" (Revelation 13: 9) He omits the Assembly, where there is no church to listen to the Spirit speaks and to go through the tribulation. 

  17. Antichrist will make war with the saints, and have the power to defeat them. (Rev 13: 7). But it can not be the township spoken of here. Jesus himself has promised to "helvets ports should never be the congregation of the mighty." (Matthew 16:18)

  18. 18. Jesus did not say: "When this has happened," then straighten up and lift up your heads, but rather "When all this (the signs) starts to happen," so straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption. (Luke 21:28).

Of two witnesses

S hill I choose two scriptures, the GT and NT, talking together, and testify that the church will not go through the wrath of God, or tribulation, I want to point out two following verses:

1 Thessalonians 1: 9-10 - The they talk about how we were received of you and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom God raised from the dead, Jesus who has delivered us from the wrath to come

Isaiah 26: 19-21 - But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Wake up and sing, ye that live in the dust, for your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give out the dead. Come my people and go into thy chambers, shut the doors behind you. Hide yourself for a brief moment until the wrath has passed by. For behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth will lay bare their blood debts and no longer hide their slain.

unfulfilled promise

V in can not see that this passage from Isaiah ever before have been fulfilled. It does also not agree with the resurrection that Jesus preached and Daniel tells Dan 12: 2, which we know will happen after the Tribulation and not before.

Here Isaiah speaks instead of a resurrection that occurs when the Lord first called their people in their chambers before and before that God's wrath and judgment goes out over the earth.  

Come my people

"K about my people," which really means "disappearance" or "become invisible", is an amazing parallel to the experience of John had in Revelation chapter 4, where he saw an open door in heaven, and at the same time heard the voice of God as a trumpet similarly said: "Come up here." Instantly after God, cold becomes John caught up to the throne of God, where he is from heaven behold tribulation played out on earth.

John represents this church that will experience the same on uppryckelsens day. Through a command, a voice of the archangel and the trump of God, the congregation will be caught up into heaven and will see tribulation unfold earth.

To try and punish the inhabitants of the earth

Revelation 3:10 - Because you have kept my word about endurance, I will keep you and save you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world and bring its people to the test

J esaja speaks of  "the Lord comes forth from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity." Similarly confirms Revelation 3:10 that hour of temptation (tribulation), which will come upon all the world is to put its people to the test.

Both Isaiah and Revelation talks about the purpose of the Tribulation is to punish and try and inhabitants of the earth because of their sins through something called God's wrath. The same anger that both these verses testify that we are saved from, by the Lord calls us home to His Father's house, home to his chambers until the wrath has passed by.

A man on a desert island

O m we could do an experiment and put a man on a desert island, with only a Bible in his hand, but expositions and enforced doctrinal ideas. What conclusion he had come to the conclusion with respect to the time point for the rapture?

First, he had learned from Isaiah 13: 9-13, and Amos 5:18 that God would judge the earth because of their sins by shedding his anger through a terrible domstid as the Bible describes as the Day of the Lord. 

Isaiah 13: 9-13 - Behold, the day of the Lord comes, terrible, with wrath and fierce anger, to lay waste the land and destroy the sinners who live there. For the stars of heaven and the constellations do not ship more its light. The sun rises dark, and the moon's light is not on. I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their iniquity. I will make the stoltas bravado and knock down tyrants pride. I will make a man more rare than fine gold, a man more rare than the gold of Ophir. Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth to sway and shake to its foundations -by LORD of hosts resentment, of his burning wrath.

Amos 5:18 - Woe to those who yearn for the day of Jehovah! Why you yearn for it? Day of the Lord is darkness, and not light.

G eNom to then read on in Matthew chapter 24, he could see that the sentencing time would be so serious that unless the Lord concluded it would be no human survival. Instead, the Lord will finish this domstid by the power and the glory back to this earth. When he knew that Jesus' return had not happened yet, so he knew that God's wrath was still somewhere in the future.

When he came to 1 Thess 9-10 so he could see a pretty clear statement. He read about Jesus who saves us and delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 1: 9-10 - The they talk about how we were received of you and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom God raised from the dead, Jesus who has delivered us from the wrath to come.

English translation (NIV):  ..and to wait for his Son from heaven, Whom he raised from the dead - Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

G eNom to read the Bible verse he could answer the following questions "who, what, where, when and why." Who (Jesus) What (who rescues and saves us), when (time of the wrath). By reading further in 1 Thessalonians 4: 15-17, he could read that "everyone" is from the earth to the clouds of heaven, and in 1 Thessalonians 5: 9 was asked why reciprocated when we read that we are destined to suffer God's wrath, but to obtain salvation through Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5: 9 - For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ

English translation (KJV): For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to Obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ 

V ur instance can see that, in that we are saved about the same time-point of God's wrath as we are not certain of that, he can therefore conclude that the rapture will instead represent it. Rapture will alltstå to trigger the wrath of God upon the earth who get their start in Revelation chapter 6.

Answers to frequently asked questions post-trib

M ed regularly will often arguments and questions from people who do not believe in a rapture before the tribulation. Here are some of them:

"The Bible does not teach that there will be two advents. How can you say that Jesus will come twice? "

Answer: Just like it in the same way, there are two different pictures of the Messiah in the Old Testament (the suffering servant and the King), there are two different pictures of Jesus' return is difficult to get together. These two sequences are rapture and Jesus' visible return. You can say that Jesus 'return is done in stages where the rapture starts, and Jesus' visible return end it. It is simply completely different places or events.

"Jesus said that the rapture would take place immediately after the tribulation (Matthew 24: 29-31) when he sends angels to gather his chosen ones."

Answer: The Rapture does not occur in Matthew chapter 24 for several reasons:

At the rapture must believers glory bodies that makes us just as Jesus at the Ascension momentum could do it without the help of angels. Why would we need the help of angels at the rapture, when we turned the glory of the bodies?

The angels also gathers together the orättfärdia at this time point (Matthew 13: 38-43, 49-50)

If one says that the angels is collecting the believers in Matthew 24 is upprycklsen must Matt 13 likewise also be there. In Matthew 13, we see at the same time that it is the wicked will be broken away from Earth first and not the righteous.

The angels are sent forth to gather together both the righteous and the unrighteous to be judged by Jesus before the 1000 year kingdom. These people are in their natural bodies, where the wicked are cast into the lake of fire, while the righteous are allowed til inherit the 1000 year kingdom.

The return of Jesus in Matthew 24

Matthew 24:31 - With a loud trumpet call, he shall send send his angels, and they will gather his elect from the four cardinal points, from one end of heaven to the other.

M to 24 is a chapter that describes Jesus' visible come to Israel and the world. In judgment of his enemies, and to establish the Messianic kingdom. Often pointing to the selected In verse 31, which it claims is the congregation. I think it is quite clear that it is the elect Jews section is about. 

Try to even bring the following verses in relation to Matthew 24:31:

Isaiah 11:11 - And the Lord shall be at that time once again put forth his hand,  in order to acquire for themselves the remnant of his people , what have been rescued from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Ethiopia, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the isles .

Isaiah 11: 12 He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the outcasts of Israel and the dispersed of Judah from the four corners.

Banner and trumpet

B Anner and trumpet symbolizes the calling up of the people. There is no doubt the same ADDICTION they are talking about, and God declares through Isaiah that it is Israel's men and women who are summoned. The elect are the faithful Jews who survived the Tribulation, and that at the time, are scattered all over the earth. All Jews going home, which is also in full harmony with the GTs prophetic words. It is the proof that it is not talking about the church in the passage. 

"Pre-trib is introduced by some who were afraid to go through persecution"

Answer: When we talk about the suffering we must begin by distinguishing between the general suffering we encounter in the world (gr.thlipsis) and the suffering we encounter in the great tribulation (gr.Thlipsis Megas) that Jesus speaks of in Matthew 24, and Daniel Chapter 12th

Pre-trib doctrine does not go out on that believers will escape persecution. Jesus prophesied that we will be hated in this world for his sake (John 15:18). In the world the true believers will experience a spiritual battle against principalities and powers, their own flesh, and suffering for the gospel. That kind of suffering, Jesus never promised us that we will be free from. The anger we encounter in the tribulation is something different and something that the word has promised us that we need not experience or go through. (1 Th 5: 8)

"Paul says in 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-9 that the rapture did not occur before the Antichrist appears"

Answer: Paul speaks of the rapture in relation to the day of the Lord, that is not enstydig Jesus' visible return. Day of the Lord is not a single day in betydningen of 24 hours, but rather a period of judgment that goes out into the world. (Is 2:12, 13: 6, Ezekiel 13: 5, Joel 1:15 Amos 5: 18,20)

The church in Thessalonica were afraid and anxious that they already found themselves inside the tribulation period. Paul reassures them and tells the Antichrist must first be revealed before it occurs. When the Antichrist begins his covenant with Israel begins the last week of years, or tribulation.

How can people be saved in the tribulation of the Holy Spirit is gone from the earth?

Answer: That the Holy Spirit is to the side sat does not mean that the possibility of salvation no longer exist, but that the Holy Spirit will dwell in human hearts where we have the Holy Spirit as a seal is quite unique for the church age.

Before the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was people also saved, and the Holy Spirit appeared to the people. When the Holy Spirit was poured out at Pentecost, we were not a "second" Holy Spirit on earth. Just as in the Old Testament, people will be saved during the tribulation which the Holy Spirit will work in the same way as in the OT, the base from above.

Questions to the Post-trib doctrine

S amtidigt there are also some unanswered questions that the Post-trib doctrine is difficult to answer or give a proper explanation of:

If the rapture comes first at Jesus' visible come, who will then populate the Millennium?

"If you think that just saved receive part of the Millennium, and the rapture comes first at Jesus' visible come when ought in principle all people in the Millennium to have turned the perpetual bodies. But who will then populate the Millennium, when the reproduction can only be done by people in natural bodies "?

Answer: It is done by people who were saved after the rapture during the tribulation. The men go into the Millennium in their natural bodies.

Why is the rapture is not mentioned in Revelation 19: 11-23 or Thing Chapter 14?

"In Revelation chapter 19, we get a description of Jesus' visible return, but it mentions neither a resurrection or rapture. Zech 14: 1-7 also describes this incident, but not where it is mentioned. Is not it strange that one of history's greatest event that involves a resurrection of hundreds of millions of people not mentioned neither in Revelation chapter 19 or Thing Chapter 14? Why?"

Answer: The Rapture or resurrection is not mentioned because it simply is not done at the time point.

Who will be collected first, the unjust (Matthew 13: 30,41,49) or the righteous? (1 Thess 4: 16-17)

Both 1 Thessalonians and Matthew 13 says that respective resurrections take place first. 1 Thessalonians tells uppståendelsen of the congregation comes first, but Matt 13 saw that first the unrighteous taken from the earth. Both groups can not be the first to be removed day?

Answer: There are two separate events that simply do not occur simultaneously .

The fact that the saved will be rewarded with crowns at the rapture (Christ's court) How is it that the 24 elders already have them (Revelation 4: 4-10) even if the rapture has taken place?

Answer: The Rapture must have taken place before the first seal is broken.

Why sheep and goats become separated after the tribulation of those have already been in the rapture? (Matthew 25: 31-33)

 Answer: With the rapture did not occur at Jesus' visible return, so do sheep and goats (surviving people in the tribulation) be separated before the Millennium.

Where will all the "unsaved" from that found at the end of the Millennium? (Rev 20: 7-10)

 Answer: There are people who were born during the Millennium. They are the offspring of those who have entered the Millennium in their natural bodies.

Who is it that is holding back so that the Antichrist can not come forward?

 Answer: The Holy Spirit in the church is the biggest obstacle to the Antichrist can not come forward.

Jesus promised in John 14: 1-3 that he would prepare a place for believers in heaven, and then return to take us where he is. Pre-trib claims that Jesus will return to earth to be there with his congregation. Why would Jesus prepare a place for us in heaven and then not take us there?

 Answer: Post-trib doctrine is very difficult to explain John 14: 1-3

Jesus' proclamation in Nazareth

Luke 4: 18-19 - "Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to give the oppressed freedom and proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord

E followed Jesus was tempted in the desert, he came to Nazareth, where he read from Isaiah 61: 1-2 and proclaimed that these words had come true. The thing to notice is that Jesus stops mid-sentence without completing the entire prophecy of Isaiah.

The reason Jesus stops in the middle of the verse is that the first part of this verse has been with his first coming and his earthly ministry to do. The second part of the prophecy will only be completed after the church is gone from the earth.

Israel and the Church

Acts 15: 13-18 - "Brothers, listen to me. Simeon has described how God first made sure he won a people for his name among the nations. It is consistent with the words of the prophets, which says: Then will I turn back and rebuild David's fallen dwelling. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will set it up,

D et are other theological reasons that the church will be raptured on the 70th and final week of years.

If the primary cause for the 70th week is to complete the six promises to Israel that we see in Daniel 9:24, then the congregation be gone before then. Jacob testifies that in Acts 15, sequentially after the Assembly time on earth, the Lord would turn his focus and continue its program with Israel. Rapture will occur at a separate time point than Jesus' visible return of the Lord has different programs for Israel and the Church.

Tribulation In other words, the two shared. Partly to purify Israel, and second, to destroy and make up with the infidel nations. (Jer 30: 1-11). The congregation does not belong with these purposes. 

The trumpet 7

Revelation 11:15 -  The seventh angel  blew his trumpet . Then was heard in the sky strong voices who said: "The kingdom of the world now belongs to our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever."

E n Some say that the rapture and the resurrection that occurs at the last trumpet is the same as the 7th and last trumpet we encounter in the tribulation. But we must not confuse the seven trumpet in Revelation 11:15, with the last trumpet belonging to the Resurrection.

First, there is a difference in both the subject and the impact on these two trumpets when God's trumpet is a trumpet of salvation, in contrast to the seven trumpets we encounter in Revelation is the judgment of this world. Trump of God is a vocation to the resurrection, and the gathering of God's people.

It is not the Lord blowing in the trumpet in Revelation, but rather an angel. When the angel blowing the trumpet, it's a signal that the great tribulation begins, and the last 3.5 years may have begun. And finally, when the trumpet of God sounds so transmutes it only a major event, while the seventh trumpet releases several different events.

Lord's day

1 Thessalonians 5: 2 - If the times and seasons, brethren, we do not need to write to you. You know very well that the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night. When people are saying, "Peace and safety," then they suffer destruction as suddenly as the pain comes across a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

M steam people commit and refers to the Lord's day as a limited and specific day of 24 hours, which takes place at the end of the tribulation when Jesus visible return. Thus mean that the day of the Lord and the rapture are synonymous and goes out on one.

Probably the most quoted verse is just 1 Thessalonians 5: 2, which mentions the rapture in connection with the Lord's day. As the day of the Lord in the same way that Jesus comes as a "thief in the night" that connects you often confuse these two events.

But a review of some bivelverser which mentions the Lord's Day shows that it does not only refer to a single day, but at a time of judgment covering both the Tribulation, Jesus visible return and Millennium.

Joel 2: 11-20 -  Lord's Day include an attack from the enemy from the north, which many believe is the same attack we see in Ezekiel 38-39. Many believe that GOG / Magog war occurs in the first part of the Tribulation.

Joel 3: 4 -  Here is the Lord's day tied to Jesus' visible return and his judgment on the nations. 

2 Peter 3: 10-23 -  Here the Lord's day can not refer to Jesus' visible return, then we know that the day the heavenly bodies will be dissolved, and we get new heavens and a new earth in first place after 1000 years of Empire.

The first resurrection

Revelation 20: 4 - And I saw thrones, and they sat on them were given authority to judge. And I saw the souls who had been beheaded because they had testified of Jesus and the word of God and had not worshiped the beast and his image and not received his mark on the forehead or hand. They lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

D the first resurrection in Revelation 20: 4 is also something that has been much discussion back and forth, and I think that the word of the Bible speak for itself when we read it. We can see in the verse that speaks of a resurrection, and it is the first resurrection. Then we can see that, and there is talk about the martyrs resurrection after the tribulation. But it means so that the first resurrection only consists of martyrs from tribulation? No of course not.

D the first resurrection is more about what kind of type of resurrection is. We can see that there are two types of resurrections. The first with an eternal life with God, and the second resurrection to an eternity without God. The latter Resurrection, which is eternal separation from God, composed of all OBSTRUCT dead from all time periods, and takes place after 1000 years of Empire. (Rev 20: 5)

The first resurrection which is equal to eternal life with God takes place in different phases. In the NT, we see several different resurrections that all come in under the category "the first resurrection". 

  1. Jesus' resurrection on the third day. Jesus' salvation pain is because the team for all the commotion. If he had not reconciled all the host's sin almost 2000 years ago, had we not had a resurrection from the dead. Jesus' resurrection is my resurrection. 

  2. The resurrection of some people in GL Testament tid.- Heb 11:35 The believers from GL Testament that occurred in the connection with Jesus' death and resurrection. Matthew 27: 52-53

  3. The Christian Assembly rapture before the final and 70 week of years for Israel and Jerusalem.

  4. The resurrection of the two witnesses at the end of the tribulation - Up 11:12

  5. Resurrection of the GL Testament believers and the martyrs of the tribulation, which takes place just before the restoration of the kingdom of Israel. - Dan 12:13, John 11:24, Up 20: 4

Temporal gaps

M vapor of the events that take place during the tribulation and in communication with the return of Jesus show us that it is necessary for a temporal gap between the rapture of the Assembly, and Jesus visible return. Some of the events that suggest this is:

judgment seat of Christ

2 Corinthians 5:10 - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what he has done in this life, good or bad

G uds word teaches us that all of us will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ and make räkenskab for our deeds. A court that is for the redeemed and not to be confused with the judgment at the great white throne after 1000 years of Empire. The Greek word for this court is "Bema", and is therefore called "Beema judgment".

1 Corinthians 4: 5 - Lower therefore no judgment prematurely, before the Lord comes. He should light up as darkness conceals and reveal the heart's thoughts and intentions, and then shall each one have his praise of God

This court takes into immediately tied to upprycklsen, which means that when the Assembly returns with Christ to the earth, they have already been before the judgment seat of Christ to modtaga their reward.

The 24 elders

N Ågot as bekräfter that this court take place in the immediate to knot up to the rapture are the 24 elders, representing the full strength Assembly. They are in place around the throne of God, of kroner on the head, and ready to serve the Lord during the tribulation, before then that Jesus breaks the first seal in Revelation chapter 6th

If the 24 elders representing the congregation, it means two things. And on a time required between the rapture and the 70th årsveckans beginning, and before the first verdict and before the first horse will be redeemed, the congregation is already in place in the heavenly.

The judgment of the nations and Gentiles

D omen of the Gentiles would be impossible if it were not for a temporal gap between rapture and Jesus' visible return. How else would both the saved and the unsaved, who are still in their natural bodies can be separated if the faithful were already uprooted and turned the glory of the bodies?

If the rapture happens after the tribulation find simply no need to divide the people before the Millennium. We would already have had a uppdelining in connection with the rapture when Jesus set foot on the Mount of Olives.

Population of the Millennium

M EOPLE who are saved during the tribulation will go into their natural bodies in the Millennium. These people will work, build houses and have children. Before we go into the Millennium, there will again be many people on earth, unlike end of the tribulation, when man will be more rare than the gold of Ophir? (Is 13: 9-12)

Israel's future

In  an age where Jew and Gentile have become one body needed the time gap to the Lord to continue the program with Israel. The 70th and final week of years is the time when the Lord will again put its focus on the Jews and the Israeli nation.

The end of församlingenstid on earth completes not only biblical prophecies but also expression of a necessary gap between rapture and Jesus' visible return. Both the judgment seat of Christ, the 24 elders, the judgment of the nations, the population of the millennium and the Lord program for Israel is, and suggest this. 

Termination

V in living in a time of waiting. In the meantime, and in the expectation that the Lord will soon be calling us home to him. I am quite firm in my belief that we are the chosen generation that will have the grace to experience the Lord's cold, the heavenly trumpet and an angel cries.

Congregation got its start at God Outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost, and will end with the rapture of the congregation. It is high time to lift our heads, for soon approaching our deliverance.



PART 4

D et This is part four in the series - Jesus' return before the tribulation, which I have previously written the following posts:

       

Counterarguments og issues

E ne of the issues that are often discussed when we talk about the Pre-trib doctrine - that the rapture of the congregation before the tribulation or the last week of years - is partly Pre-tribs history since the famous Margeret McDonald prophecy from the 1800s which affected John Darby in his theology.

Both points I think are interesting because they often use as a counter argument when we talk Pre-trib doctrine, which was then presented as a new doctrine, and who have not previously been taught by church history. This post will take based on these objections and questions.

The most common counter-argument

E ne of the most common argment the Pre-trib doctrine is thus "it is too new doctrine for it to be credible." But there are several problems with this argument. The first is that it ignores the fact that the Bible teaches that the understanding of end time prophecies are not recognized or revealed, before the time that these predicted events take place.

When Daniel got certain prophecies that disclose the end time, he responded to the Lord that he did not understand them. Lord Daniel answered that "these words are to remain hidden and sealed till the end of time." (Dan 12: 9)

An understanding of the prophetic word

N is other words, we see the word of the Lord accomplished in terms of biblical prophecy, so we also get a proper understanding of the prophetic word.

It is not surprising that the history of the church have been questions about the prophecy in Ezekiel 48, which speaks of the prince of the GOG will one day attack Israel with a coalition of Muslim countries. For several thousand years, Israel did not exist, and a prophecy that talks about an attack on a country that does not exist, has created confusion.

Other prophecies are connected to both our history but also to the technological development that we have experienced in recent centuries, something that must have been a mystery to people who lived before. How could one explain the two witnesses of Revelation chapter 11, where both their death and resurrection, to be witnessed by the whole world? Or the image of the beast that comes alive and speaks boastful words?

We will in other words, to have a correct understanding of the prophetic word as we approach the time of its completion.

Spiritualising of Bible prophecy

D et fact that parts of the prophetic word has been hidden and difficult to interpret until we see its completion, is something that has characterized much of church history.

In the year 430 CE. Wrote church father Augustine's book series "City of God", which is considered as one of his most important and inflytelsesrika works. Augustine spiritualized Bible prophecy and argued that the millennium (Millennium) had already begun and would continue until Jesus' second coming.

The biblical prophecies would, in other words can not be understood or interpreted literally. It was this spiritualization of the biblical prophecies that were to mark the history of the church and the way it förtolkade them on for the next thousand years.

The early church fathers

M one before we got a "resurgence" of biblical prophecy where we again began to see and interpret them literally, it nevertheless shows the history of the church that in addition to the Apostles, so also had the early Fathers of the building blocks of their education, which is the basis of the pre-trib doctrine . It is also a fact that almost all the early church fathers preached premillennialism.

Justin Martyr (also known as Justin, Philosopher 110-165 e.Kr) which greatly helped to formulate the Church's theology, even went so far that he suggested that if anyone preached anything else, he was a heretic. (1)

A resurgence of biblical prophecy

E followed many years of spiritual darkness of the Middle Ages in Europe in we got the Reformation, and slowly we began to see a resurgence of biblical prophecy where förtolkningen was literal.

This "revival" began seriously among the Puritans, a reformatory movement that emerged in England around the 1560s, which quickly led to an understanding of the rapture was a separate event from Jesus' visible come.

Their leaders "Increase Mather" which was a Puritan church, Oman and scholar who had great influence on the spiritual life of Massachusetts argued that the Saints were "caught up in the sky to escape the last passage of fire". (2)

A historical development

F n order to refute that the Pre-trib doctrine is a "new doctrine" and based only on John Darby's teaching, the following is a historical development with a utplock the statement by the Church Fathers and the people who have expressed Pre-trib thoughts in his teaching by church history.

This means that when people say that Jesus' return before the tribulation, or that the Pre-trib doctrine doctrine is not preached before the 1800s, it is simply not true. To show that this teaching existed long before John Darby, here are just a few examples of the people and the church fathers who uttered these thoughts:

Pre-tribs history

John Darby - 1800-1882

J ohn Darby was born in London, and was the one who would have a great influence on the pre-trib doctrine, as he systematically put the same after he studied the subject.

Darby concluded that there must be a clear distinction between Israel and the Church, and he became convinced of Jesus 'imminenta' return, which means that the Lord can come back at any time, without some antecedent characters. In 1827, he had developed some fundamental principles that would characterize a new theological system known as "dispensationalism".

Margeret MacDonald's prophecy

N Ågot is important to touch and that has been the constitution of much discussion and miss understanding, is precisely Margeret MacDonald's prophecy that is considered to be that which has shaped Darby's doctrine and theology. The idea was performed already in the 70s by Dave MacPherson in "The Unbelievable Pre-Trib Origin 1973 (5)

Dave MacPherson had opinions that characterized much of the argument is to the Constitution for the Pre-trib doctrine is false.

Margeret, then 15 years old, would have participated in a charismatic prayer meeting in Scotland - in 1830. There, she would have prophesied and given a prophecy in which she declared that the rapture would take place before the tribulation.

Margeret MacDonald's prophecy

J ag links this to the prophecy in its entirety so that you yourself can judge it. Unfortunately, the text is not translated into Swedish:

http://www.preteristarchive.com/dEmEnTiA/1975_macpherson_incredible-coverup.html

Here is an excerpt from the prophecy which I have highlighted text that is interesting:

" In the SAW People of Good into an awfully dangerous situation,  surrounded by nets and entanglements, about to be tried, and many about to be deceived and cases. Now will the wicked be revealed, with all power and signs and lying wonders, So THAT IF it were possible the very elect will be deceived. This is the fiery trial Which is to try us. - It will be for the purging and purifying of the real members of the body of Jesus; but Oh It will be a fiery trial. Every soul will be shaken to the very center. The enemy will try to shake up everything we have believed - But the trial of real faith will be found to honor and praise and glory. Nothing but what is of God will stand. The stony-ground hearers will be made manifest - the love of many will wax cold I frequently saidthat night, and thwart since, now Shall the awful sight of a false Christ be seen on this earth. and nothing but the living Christ in us can detect this awful attempt of the enemy to deceive - or it is with all deceivableness of unrighteousness he will work - he willhave a counter-party for every part of God's truth and an imitation for every work of the Spirit. The Spirit must and will be poured out on the Church, That She May be purified and filled with God - and just in proportion as the Spirit of God works,

This is  Particularly the nature of the trial, through Which Those are to pass Who will be counted worthy to stand before the Son of man.  There Will Be outward trial  too, but 'tis Principally temptation. It is brought on by the outpouring of the Spirit, and will right Increase in proportion as the Spirit is poured out. The trial of the Church is from Antichrist.  It is by being filled with the Spirit That We shall be kept. End quote.

Objections and counterarguments

O m you can understand the meaning of this prophecy, you will understand that it is quite clear counterarguments regarding this prophecy from Margeret, and in the way it would have influenced John Darby's theology:

Firstly, there is a difference that exists between the prophecy and John Darby's early books. The prophecy came in the year 1830, but already several years earlier, Darby wrote books about the early rapture before the tribulation. It is thus impossible to Darby would have been colored by this prophecy.

Tribulation purifying fire

F ear Secondly, it is the very substance of the prophecy that makes it impossible. If you like, I can read and understand what is written, then there is nothing in the prophecy to suggest that Margeret neither thought or prophesied a pre-trib interpretation. Margeret "prophesy" including the following:

"This is the fiery trial Which is to try us. - It will be for the purging and purifying of the real members of the body of Jesus; but Oh  It will be a fiery trial

This is  Particularly the nature of  the trial, through Which Those are to pass Who will be counted worthy to stand before the Son of man.

The trial of the Church is from Antichrist. It is by being filled with the Spirit That We Shall be kept "

When Margeret writes that tribulation, or trial time is to clean the congregation, and the tribulation Assembly will have to go through would come from the Antichrist, then it is nothing but clear post-trib thoughts that have nothing to Jesus' return before the tribulation to do.

Thirdly, the prophecy really relevant. It is important the issue is whether the doctrine is biblical or not, and it is, in other words the word of God to decide.

Rapture is "imminent" or related

1 Thessalonians 1:10 - And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom God raised from the dead, Jesus who has delivered us from the wrath to come.

E ne of the most important part when we talk about the rapture, is that it is "imminent," which means it is related, and something you would expect to happen at any time.

The meaning of the word "imminent" is "the quality or condition of being about to Occur" - An event or condition that is about to occur. So when we speak of the Lord "imminenta" or related return in connection with the end-time prophecies, so it simply means that the return of Jesus to the church can see at any time, without any antecedent characters.

The word "wait" in this Bible verse is translated from the word "anamenein" which means "to wait for someone to arrive." It shows the "active" attitude and role of the person who is waiting.

Rapture - an unsigned event

D et only way to the rapture of the congregation can be "imminent" and unsigned, is that it must take place before the tribulation or the last week of years. In other words, no prophetic signs that will precede the rapture, or something that the Assembly should be aware of will happen before it that this event can take place.

If the church would wait for some sign, so there would not be, or be a need to "constantly wait for the Lord's return."

Jesus visible return

T ill Unlike the rapture is Jesus' visible return is "imminent", then there must be some evidence or events prior to Jesus can put their feet on the Mount of Olives.

First, Israel must be back in their country. Antichrist must have stepped forward, and we have to experience the abomination of desolation, and the beast. The two prophets must also come forward and prophesy during 3.5 years, and God's judgment and wrath must be poured out upon this earth. Finally, every nation must turn against Israel, and we will get it as the Bible calls Armageddon.

The lack of supporting words

D et that is important when we talk about Assembly rapture, is that you simply have to override the total lack available of supporting words, the promise of eternal life for those who persevere and give their lives during the tribulation suffering, or promises force during the Antichrist's ruling.

Would it be the way that the church was destined to go through the tribulation period, the Lord would obviously prepare and warn his congregation about this.

Word urges us

G uds word calls us consistently to have a constant expectation of Jesus' return, which therefore is a genuine event without any antecedent characters. Here are examples of some of the passages that are both pointing and showing us that the church must live in constant expectation of our Lord Jesus to come to his people:

Romans 13: 11-12 - Take heed all of that, so much the more, as ye know what the time suffering, that the hour has come for you to wake up from sleep. For now is our salvation nearer than when we came to believe. The night is far spent, the day is near. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness and put the armor of light. 

1 Corinthians 1: 7 - so that ye are behind in no gift, while I wait for our Lord Jesus Christ, revelation. 

File 3:20 - We will have our citizenship is in heaven, and from there we wait, and the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior.

Philippians 4: 5 - Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is near! 

1 Thessalonians 1:10 - and wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus, who saves us from the coming wrath.

Tit 2:13 - while we wait for the blessed hope and of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ, the glorious appearing.

Hebrews 9:28 - and he will appear a second time out, not to bear sin but to save those who are waiting for him.

Hebrews 10: 37 - For yet a short little while, he who is to come, and he will not delay.

James 5: 7 - Wait patiently therefore, brothers, until the Lord comes.

James 5: 8 - Be ye also durable and strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

1 Peter 4: 7 - The end of all things is near.

Jude 1:21 - keep yourselves in God's love, while you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ in his mercy will give you eternal life.

Up 3:11 - I will soon. Hold what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

Revelation 22: 7 - "And behold, I come quickly.

Revelation 22:20 - He who testifies these things says, "Yes, I come quickly." Amen, come, Lord Jesus!

So this was some of the passages in the Bible that show us the expectation that the Assembly should have. Words that speak of the Lord's return related, and the Assembly need to always be prepared. They talk about the return of the Lord without prior signs, and they provide comfort and encouragement without relating them to the tribulation.

Maranatha - You our Lord came

1 Corinthians 16:22 - If anyone does not love the LORD, he shall be accursed. Marana tha.

E ne of the strongest arguments for the early church lived in constant expectation of Jesus' return is the way they greeted each other and that Paul uses in one of his letters: Marana'ta.

The word Marana'ta is Aramaic and means "You are our Lord, come!" It was an expression of the Assembly's desire and the understanding that the Lord could come at any time. So when Paul writes the closing salutation in 1 Corinthians 16, he says that if anyone does not love the LORD, he shall be "anathema". The word means angry, and then cursed from "Marana tha," the Lord's coming.

If the Assembly did not have an expectation that the Lord would come, they had not used this greeting, which is both a prayer, a request and a call for the return of Jesus.

Paul waited for the Lord

1 Thessalonians 4:15 - we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep    

Paul uses the word "we" when he mentions those who are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord, which suggests that the rapture basically already could happen at the time of Paul.

James 5: 8 - Be ye also durable and strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near

Track of Paul's day was the Lord's return close, and he encourages the congregation to live in constant expectation of Jesus from heaven.

When we talk interprets the time we in which we live, and believe that we are the generation that will experience the Lord's return, it is because we compare the prophetic character of tribulation. Because of the signs we can see that the Lord's Day is approaching, and that the birth pangs increase.

In other words, internal and external signs which indicate that the 70th and the last week of years is approaching, and thus also the rapture of the congregation.

The Apostolic Fathers

J esse Forest Silver, wrote in his book "The Lord's Return wrote of the Apostolic Fathers:" They expected the Lord's return in his time. They thought that the time was related, as the Lord had taught them to have a watchful attitude. (13)

John F. Walvoord, a Christian theologian summarizes this way: "The central element of the pre-trib the thighs, namely the doctrine of the Lord imminenta and related return, is a prominent role in the early church, who lived in constant expectation of the Lord's coming for his assembly. (12)

Termination

H istorien shows us that in spite of the great lack of prophetic vision, or the spiritualization of the prophetic word for almost 1,000 years until the Reformation, so is church history that the early church and the early Fathers had a constant expectation of Jesus' coming.

Pre-millennialism, which means that Jesus' return will take place before the Millennium literally almost disappeared after the Council of Ephesus, an ecumenical council in 431 AD, it was decided, and regarded this as heretical. It was later during the Reformation that we could see how the prophetic word again became alive done.

Pre-trib doctrine was systematized in the 1800s by the likes of John Darby, but to say that the doctrine did not exist before that time, as to claim that "justification by faith" was not a true doctrine before Martin Luther received revelation about this. Obviously the people who preached "justification by faith" before the 1500s, but the Lord used the Martin Luther in a special way to bring this truth to light. In the same way he did with John Darby in terms of rapture and Jesus' return.

We are waiting for the Lord's return

P recis that word calls us as we await the coming of the Lord. We do not wait for special characters, or that a particular event will occur that is connected to the rapture. Jesus can come at any time, which is also the exhortation and encouragement that the Lord has for us. The constant expectation that Jesus can come back anytime.              

It was Paul consolation to the church in Thessalonica, and just like that it is a comfort to us. We are waiting for Him to come, to rescue and save us from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10)

Jesus is coming soon!

References:

  1. "The Early Church Fathers"
  2. Paul Boyer, When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture (Cambridge, MA: Belkndap Press, 1992), page 75th
  3. Paul N. Benware, Understanding End Times Prophecy, 1955 page 197-198)
  4. Tommy Ice, "Morgan Edwards: A Pre-Darby Rapturist," The Conservative Theological Jounal, 1997 page 4-12.
  5. Dave MacPherson, The Unbelievable Pre-Trib Origin, 1973
  6. The Shepherd of Hermas, A copy of the complte writings of The Sherherd of Hermas can be found on the Internet.
  7. "St. Ephraem 'in the Catholic Encyclopedia on the Internet
  8. Crutchfield "The Blessed Hope and the Tribulation in the Apostolic Fathers, page 88-101
  9. Paul N. Benware, Understanding End Times Prophecy, 1995 page 10-12
  10. http://www.pre-trib.org/data/pdf/Ice-TheRaptureinPseudo-Ep.pdf
  11. The First Epistle of Clement, 23 (written about 96 AD)
  12. John F. Walsvoord, The Rapture Question Revised and Enlarged Edition, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 1979, 51st
  13.  Jesse Silver Forest, The Lords Return, New York 1914, 62-63
  14.  Kept from the hour "page 221-222


PART 5

D et This is the fifth part of the series "Jesus' return before the tribulation," which is a defense for a rapture of God's bride and congregation before until the last week of years, and the Tribulation gets its start.

Although the rapture is one of the things to NT and Assembly secrets, so we can still see a red thread through images and symbols in GT. This post takes a starting point in the stories that Enoch, Lot, Rebecca and Isaac, Ruth, Rahab, and Daniel, and shows how the Lord is related to the tribulation and the Assembly. We begin chronologically with the story of Enoch:

Enoch

1 Genesis 5:24 - And Enoch in this manner walked with God, he was not, for God took him.

E nok is in many ways an old testamentlig Pre-shot of Assembly, which may be an allusion to both the birth itself, but also for time-point for the rapture of the congregation.

Without face death

Hebrews 11: 5 - By faith Enoch was taken away without facing death. And they found him not found, because God had taken him to himself. 

E nok was caught without tasting death for God had taken him to himself. Where is Enoch a fantastic role model in the congregation who have the same wonderful promise.

That one day a chosen generation, to be caught up unto the Lord, but to face death, and with those who have previously fallen asleep, we who are still alive and remain, be caught in the Lord appointment to meet him in the sky.

Three kinds of people

D et were three different kinds of people who lived in the days of Noah before the flood came. It was the unbelievers who rejected the word of the Lord, where all perished in the flood. It was Noah and his family who were preserved through the Flood, and it was Enoch who was caught up unto the Lord before the flood came.

Each in their own way represent those people three different categories that we can compare with our time today. In just the same way we see three kinds of people in the day when we are moving towards the tribulation and ending time.

The people who walked in

M änniskorna who perished in the flood of Noah's day represents the unbelievers, who have not taken in to Jesus as their savior. Those people will go into the tribulation, and be exposed to the wrath of God. Those who do not repent in the Tribulation will be judged by Jesus and will then be cast into the fiery lake of fire.

Noa is Israel

N oa represents the remnant of Israel that the Lord will complete their vows with the 1000-year Reich. Noah is thus the chosen of Israel, which in a certain way will be protected during the tribulation. 3.5 years into the Tribulation will the believing Jews to flee into the desert where the Lord will protect them for the Antichrist and his persecution. Noah was preserved through the flood and there will also be a part of the Jewish people to be.

Enoch is a picture of the congregation

E nok is a picture of the congregation, who were not part of the Flood and God's judgment when he gets caught and taken by God before the flood came.

Enoch lived in a time when the Lord judged the world. When sin's goal was reached, also came God's judgment on sin in Noah's day and he sent the deluge, but then was Enoch already caught up to the Lord. The Flood is a picture of the wrath of God will send upon the earth, and the wicked people in the end times - the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10). Just as Enoch, will also Assembly to be raptured before its vredenstid goes out over the earth.

Lot

2 Peter 2: 6-9 - The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah he condemned to destruction. He put them in the ashes and gave as an example of what would happen to the wicked. But he saved righteous Lot, who was tormented by the wicked dissolute life. - The righteous man lived namely among them, and day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by seeing and hearing the evil they did. - The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation and to keep the unjust arrest and punish them until the day of judgment. English translation: to rescue the godly from temptation

N is Peter writes and teaches the church in one of his letters, he uses the example of the Lot as a prototype, and gives us a practical example of the way that the Lord saves his people from the time and place when it comes to God's judgments and the time of trial ( from trial - eng translation).

Abraham reminds Lord

1 Genesis 18: 23-25 ​​- And Abraham drew near and said, "Will you destroy the righteous with the wicked? Perhaps there are fifty righteous within the city. Would you also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are there? it to far off to do something like that, to let the righteous die with the wicked. it would then join the just with the wicked. be it far off, would not he all the earth judge do what is right ? '

A Braham Lord reminded of their argument about Sodom and Gomorrah, it is contrary to his nature to destroy the righteous along with the wicked.

By giving us the example of the Lot, teaches Peter's, to show that Lot was not a temporary instance, but a general principle from God's side, the Lord always "saves the godly out of temptation"

Lord takes away from Lot town

D et as the Lord saved Lot from the judgment would go out of the city, was to move him physically from Sodom. Lord could not simply do not judge the city and do something for so long that Lot was physically in the city.

Lot is a picture of the congregation, which is taken from the time and place before then that the judgments of God goes out. It is, in other words in the Lord's nature not to judge the righteous along with the wicked.

Rebecca and Isaac

1 Genesis 17: 4 - "See, this is my covenant with you: You will become the father of many nations.

1 Genesis 17: 6 - I will make you very fertile, and make nations come from you, and kings shall come from you.

In Saks birth, was a fulfillment of God's promises to Abraham. The Lord promised Abraham a son with Sarah, and Abraham would become a great nation, and a father of many nations through Isaac.

The Lord tests Abraham's heart

N is Sara is ninety years old, give birth, she promised her son in her old age, just in the way that the Lord had promised Abraham and Sarah. Isaac was then their only child, that the Lord would fulfill His covenant and His promises through.

Some time later trying the Lord of Abraham's heart, and ask him to go three days' journey away, to sacrifice. Burnt offering on the altar would be Isaac, his only and beloved son.

Isaac, a picture of Christ

N Abraham is obedient to the Lord, so is the whole incident a shadow of what God did on the cross some 2,000 years later, and there is a lot of history to suggest that Isaac is a clear picture of Jesus Christ:

Isaac is thus a clear picture of Jesus, and the work that happened on the cross of Calvary. Abraham trusted completely in the Lord of the situation, and believed God that Isaac would resume again after the victim.

The servant Eliezer - a picture of the Holy Spirit

1 Genesis 15: 2-3 - But Abram said; "Lord, Lord, what will you give me? Seeing I go away childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus. "Abram said further; "See, I have not produced any offspring. One of my household will inherit me. "

S unifier when Isaac to find a bride, Abraham sends his oldest servant in his housekeeping, Eliezer to find a bride for Isaac, among his own family. Nowhere in the whole story in Chapter 22, we see the servant's name. But in 1 Exodus chapter 15: 2 we learn that Abraham's eldest servant named Eliezer, and was initially heir to Abraham's house.

In John 15: 26-27, we learn many things about the Holy Spirit. He is not part of the Father, and testifies of Christ. He is also our helper and the Spirit of truth.

The servant Eliezer is a picture of the Holy Spirit. He had been sent by Abraham. He was anonymous and did not talk about himself, but testified for Rebecca, the future bride for Isaac. Similarly speaking, the Holy Spirit is not about himself, but pointing and testify about Jesus to the church. Eliezer meet Rebecca at the well of water, which can be a picture of the Holy Spirit's outpouring in our lives. The name Eliezer means the same as the Holy Spirit "comforter".

Rebecca - the bride of Christ

P the same way that Isaac is a picture of Christ, and the servant Eliezer is a picture of the Holy Spirit, Rebecca is a type of the Church, the Bride of Christ.

Rebecca comes from the same city as Abraham, who then lay in Babylonia. Babylon is a picture of this world, who is also the church will and been taken outside. Rebecca is also a relative of Abraham, and is the same as all Christians, spiritually speaking, the seed of Abraham. (Rome 4:16)

Rebecca also receive gifts of Eliezer when she meets him, which the Holy Spirit in the same way, the Assembly graces according to their will. When Rebecca spoke to the servant, she runs home and tells us everything she has seen and experienced. Assembly's task is to go out and talk about "the good news" and testify to all that the Lord has done in our lives.

Rescued from the night

T jänaren Eliezer arrives in the evening to the well in the town where Rebecca lives. The night symbolizes disorder, chaos and confusion, where the night is coming, which is a picture of the Tribulation and the Day of the Lord.

We see it in the same way in 1 Genesis 24:63, where Isaac meets his future bride in the evening. He will receive her, and he brings her into his mother's tent, where Rebecca becomes Isaac's wife.

A pure virgin to Christ

V to learn that Rebecca is a young girl, who no one had come close (1 puree 22:16). Similarly, the congregation as a pure virgin to Christ, and betrothed to one man.

At the end of the story, one puree 24: 62-67, we see that Isaac (the groom) returns to the evening, before the night (the Tribulation), and Eliezer (Holy Spirit) is about to bring (the rapture) Rebecca (bride) to meet Isaac face to face for the first time. Similarly, the Holy Spirit, to uproot the congregation, in the evening, before its night and tribulation begins, and we will get to see and meet the Lord our bridegroom for the first time.

Rahab

Joshua 1: 2 - "My servant Moses is dead. Now arise, go over Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I give the children of Israel. 

H istorien of Rahab is set about 500 years after Isaac and Rebecca in Genesis Chapter 1 24. Historically, a lot has happened to Israel during this period.

Israel has experienced a period of slavery in Egypt, and then how the Lord miraculously freed and saved the people out of bondage by Moses. After the Jewish people wandered in the desert for 40 years, traveled the Lord up Joshua, who would lead the people to defeat the enemy and take the promised promised land that God had promised.

Two spies in Jericho

Jos 2: 9 - "I know that the Lord has given you this land and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants fear for you. 

In efore that Israel occupies Jericho, the two spies sent in to spy out the land and the city of Jericho. The spies were discovering and seeking refuge with the prostitute Rahab, who hides the two spies for city folks who were looking for the men.

Rahab profess his faith and his conviction for the scouts, the God of Israel has given them the land. She asks why scouts to give her a promise of protection, both for her and her family on the day Israel occupies the city.

Rescued from judgment

E tt red string in the window, would be the sign that it was where Rahab and her family were gathered. When the Israeli soldiers saw the string, downloaded and saved them Rahab and her family from the destruction just as the spies had promised.

A picture of the congregation

S Kokan Rahab is a picture of the congregation. She is a pagan, a prostitute and a sinner who confesses his faith in the God of Israel. She cares, while feeling for the Jewish people, which is the reason for her salvation.

Jericho is a picture of this world, which is saved for them. Rahab (Assembly) is removed from Jericho (World), before then that the city destroyed and burned (the Tribulation)

Ruth

R UTS book called "redemption Love Story," and is about Naomi, a jew woman from Bethlehem who lose their land because of the famine in Israel, and then forced to flee to Moab (Jordan).

Shortly thereafter, her husband dies and leaves her alone and poor in a foreign country. After the famine turn Naomi returned to Bethlehem with her daughter Ruth, who has sworn never to leave her. Ruth is a Moabite woman who had married one of Ruth's sons who also killed. When both are back in Bethlehem, so becoming a prominent jew man, Boaz, in love with Ruth and marries her.

By the law of redemption and marriage, we experience both Naomi and Ruth redemption, and Naomi get back their land, she had lost.

A picture of the congregation

H istorien of Ruth is an amazing story of birth, salvation and redemption, but also gives a symbolic picture of the congregation and tribulation.

Naomi is a picture of Israel, and Ruth is a picture of heathen Assembly who is married with förlösaren, the Jewish man Boaz, who is a picture of the Messiah. Naomi had to flee their country because of famine, just as Israel was expelled from her country 2000 years ago. The parish had part of Messiah by believing Jews, while hardening in affected part of Israel (Romans 11:25).

On the way to redeem Israel (Naomi), so take the Messiah a pagan wedding (Ruth). Boaz redeems and saves both Ruth and Naomi in the situation they are in, and establishes finally Israel (Naomi) fully.

Rescued from the tribulation

S amtidigt so is the story of Ruth, a picture of the church that the Lord saves escape tribulation.

We find three situations in chapter three that bear witness to this. First, Ruth goes down to  tröskeplatsen  as her mother asked her. Second, Boaz woke up and found Ruth at  midnight time  when she sought refuge with him. Thirdly, Ruth got permission to  hide under the cloak Boas , who spread his skirt over her, and Boaz became her redeemer this night.

Tröskeplatsen - A picture of tribulation

T röskeplatsen is a picture of judgment and tribulation we face in several places in both OT and NT (Amos 1: 3, Isaiah 21:10, 41: 14-16, Revelation 14: 19-20).

The night and the morning is also a picture of both the Tribulation, Judgment and restoration. Jesus spoke of the night coming where no man can work (John 11: 9), and Paul warns that the Lord's day, which is a time of judgment will come as a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5: 2).

During Boas protective mantle

Ruth 3: 9 - "Who are you?" He asked. She replied: "I am Ruth, your maidservant. Spread your manteflik over your maidservant, for you are my redeemer.

R out had to hide under the cloak Boas at his feet until the night was over and it was morning again.

In the same way, the Lord will protect and hide his congregation during the time of wrath, the next night, until the darkness dissipated and morning dawns. Assembly place during the Tribulation, will be under the Lord's mantle, the heavenly Jerusalem, and under the patronage of the celestial chambers.

Come my people and go into thy chambers

Isaiah 26: 17-21 - As a pregnant woman squirm when she is about to give birth, and cry out their pain, so it is with us unto thee, O Lord. We conceived and writhed, but we gave birth to wind. We have not earned salvation to the land, and no one is born to live on earth. But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Wake up and sing, ye that live in the dust, for your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give out the dead. Come my people and go into thy chambers, shut the doors behind you. Hide yourself for a brief moment until the wrath has passed by. For behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth will lay bare their blood debts and no longer hide their slain.

D et this chapter of Isaiah consists of amazing verses that bear witness to the Lord who will summon his people, which he will hide and preserve them in their chambers in connection with the wrath of time set in the earth.

We can not see that this passage from Isaiah ever before have been fulfilled. It does also not agree with the resurrection that Jesus preached, and Daniel tells Dan 12: 2, which we know will happen after the Tribulation and not before. Here Isaiah speaks instead of a resurrection that first occurs when the Lord calls His people in their chambers, and before and before the wrath of God and the judgments goes out over the earth.  

As a woman with child

Revelation 12: 1-6 - A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She is pregnant and cried out in and pained to be delivered.

P the same way as Isaiah, John sees a woman in connection with the end time is pregnant and in travail. The church is never presented as a woman giving birth in the Bible, but it makes the other hand, Israel. The woman is a picture of both the Messianic Jews of Jesus' time, and the Messianic Jews during the tribulation.

Israel has three births she has to go through before she goes into the 1000 year kingdom. All three of these births are described in Isaiah chapter 66:

Isaiah 66: 7-8 - Before Zion have known someone travail, she gives birth to the baby (Jesus). Before pangs come upon her, she has given birth to a male child. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen anything like it? Can a land come to life in a single day (1948), or a nation be born at once (the salvation of Israel), because Sion give birth to their children already when labor pains begin?

So, in connection with the travail that Israel will experience, and before the wrath of time, the Lord will let the dead are raised, and he will call his people to himself, to hide in his chambers.

Come my people

"K about my people," which really means "disappearance" or "become invisible", is an amazing parallel to the experience of John had in Revelation chapter 4, where he saw an open door in heaven, and at the same time heard the voice of God as a trumpet similarly said: "Come up here." Instantly after God, cold becomes John caught up to the throne of God, where he is from heaven behold tribulation played out on earth.

John represents this church that will experience the same on uppryckandets day. Through a command, a voice of the archangel and the trump of God, the congregation will be caught up into heaven and will see tribulation unfold earth.

Daniel

H istorien about Daniel and the three men in the fiery furnace, is one of the stories of the Old Testament that show a clear picture of the tribulation and the future completion.

Daniel is steeped in eschatology, dreams, visions and what has been the end of time to do. Unlike the Book of Revelation, which is a detailed description of the tribulation, ranging Daniel over a much longer time horizon, both backward and forward in time.

Daniel - a picture of the congregation

H istorien about Daniel and his three friends, takes place at the beginning of the Babylonian captivity, where all four serve during the Babylonian king.

Just as Joseph, Daniel becomes elevated in a position that only the king standing over him. In Revelation, the church is also set to serve as priests and kings on this earth. Something that will be completed in the Millennium. In that way, this is Daniel a picture of the congregation.

Prototype of the Antichrist

K Young Nebuchadnezzar, which is a clear example of the Antichrist, had put up a statue of gold on the plain of Dura in Babylon. It Note, that the statue is sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, which can be likened to the Antichrist speech is 666th

Nebuchadnezzar forcing everyone to fall down and worship this statue set, where the consequence for those who disobeyed were to be thrown into the fiery furnace. The burning furnace is a picture of God's wrath and the great distress in the tribulation. 

Thrown into the fiery furnace.

Malachi 4: 1 - Behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace.

S adrak, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down to Nebuchadnezzar's statue, and they were thrown into the fiery furnace.

The king commanded that the furnace should be heated seven times hotter than you've ever seen it to be, and there is a picture of perfection speech. The Lord sent his angel who protected Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace, and they came out without any damage or impact of the fire. 

Where is Daniel

M one it begs the question of this story is where Daniel is somewhere. Was he one of those who bowed the knee to the statue? Why was he not attended, and why was he not also thrown into the fiery furnace?

We can be fairly certain that Daniel is not bowed the knee to Nebuchadnezzar's statue. Daniel was just not present where everyone would worship the statue, or at the burning furnace of suffering. God had "taken him away." 

Israel and the Church

B eskrivningen as the king had these men in the fiery furnace was that there were three Jewish men (Dan 3:12). The three Jewish men is, in other words, a picture of the elect Israel, and Daniel is a picture of the congregation.

Daniel (Assembly), the beloved (Daniel 10:11), is preserved from the time and place when it comes to the fiery furnace (tribulation), while his three friends (Israel residue), is preserved in the middle and through trängslen.

Termination

G eNom these stories of Enoch, Lot, Rebecca and Isaac, Ruth, Rahab, and Daniel, we can see a pattern and a red thread.

We see the symbolic events that reflects and points to the housekeeping, Assembly time we live in. There we can see that the Lord does not relate in the same way with the Church, which he does with Israel. Both groups salvation the Lord has a unique plan, which he will complete. The Lord will preserve Israel traveled for the Antichrist and the tribulation, which he will complete their covenants and promises through.

God's plans for His church

P on the same way, the Lord also to complete his plans with his body and bride, the church of God. Tribulation is not meant for the Lord's bride, so therefore Jesus will retrieve and remove the bride before then that the judgments of God will go out over the earth.

The church is saved from the time and place when it comes to tribulation and judgment final. Blessed hope, our God and Lord Jesus Christ, who will save us from the judgment.

Jesus is coming soon! 


Please visit Miakel Walfridssons blogs: 

http://pretribcenter.blogspot.com/

http://denytterstatiden.blogspot.com/

http://jesus-kommer-snart.blogspot.com/


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