- Cosmic disturbances,
- Blood moon,
- Darkened sun
- Sealing of the 144,000
- The Rapture occurs at the end of the 5th Seal and at the beginning of the 6th Seal as these events unfold and overlap.
- Multitude from the tribulation before the Throne of God
Matthew 24 distinguishes between the tribulation period, a.k.a., ‘the beginning of sorrows’ or ‘times of distress’, and ‘the Great Tribulation’, also known as “THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD“.
Revelation 7:13 “Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” verse 14. “I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”
WHAT AM I TO BE DOING?
1 Peter 4:7, tells us, “The end of all things is near; therefore,
(a) Be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
(b) verse 8. “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
(d) verse 11. “Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
(e) Ephesians 6:10. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
(f) verse 11. “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Verse 12. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
(g) verse 13. “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
(h) verse 14. “Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, verse 15, “and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; verse 16, “in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Verse 17. “And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
(i) Verse 18. “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
(j) Matthew 10:7 And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
(k) verse 8. ““Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons.
(l) verse 19. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,
(m) baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
(n) verse 20, “teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
I have tried to make this simple and clear: we are at the end, the precipice of THE LAST DAYS. Denominational bias and clutter have clouded these matters. Although still obscured by denominationalism, it is becoming plain. And now many well-known and credible Bible scholars, Bible teachers and pastors are shaking off the heavy cloak of denominationalism and coming to this revealed Truth of the God’s Word.
NEXT: PERFECTION – Chapter 29 – Confronting Evil in this Day and Time.