We are now bringing the curtains down on this matter in hand regarding rapture and ‘666’ tribulation; and I am sure the little said is well understood. So this is the time to make haste to deliver yourself from a doctrine that could hinder you from making serious preparations toward heaven.
I am really aware that some people think otherwise regarding matters like this. They think it is not important worrying oneself to search for the truth like this. That is whether it is Pre-tribulation, or Mid-tribulation or Post-tribulation rapture, they don’t care about that. All that they advocate is, keep the commandments of God for righteousness, and that is all. They have forgotten of the fact that Christ says knowing the truth is very important and thus even sets one free forever.
(31) "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; (32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. JN. 8:31,32
It is also evidently clear in Saint Paul’s letter to Timothy that we should all STUDY to prove our worth as Christians who know the truth and are able to dispense the truth at any time possible.
(14) "Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. (15) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2TIM.2:14,15
So my dear one in Christ, my exhortation to you is that, don’t shun these worthy studies of this nature and anything that could help you gain salvation. Strive hard to get to any height in Christian studies. This is because ignorance is no excuse before the law of God, as is stated in the book of Hosea that those without the knowledge of God would definitely perish for lack of knowledge.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” HOSEA 4:6
I hope by God’s grace you are now ablest with the real timing of events that should bring this world to an end. That is to say you are now satisfactorily aware that Rapture would come into being after the ‘666’ Tribulation, when all the people of the world shall be tried to determine their faith in God. So start to make feverish preparation toward your salvation since you do not know when Christ shall come again to take His elect away to His Father’s house. In as much as we can’t also tell whether we would die before Christ’s return or live until the day of the Lord, it will be prudent for us to try the best we can to prepare ourselves for any situation whatsoever. By then we who might die before Christ’s return or would be alive in righteousness on that day may fit into any of the promises in 1THESS. 4:16,17 concerning rapture for both the dead and the living saints as already explained in the early part of this study.
"Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.” AMOS 4:12
This quotation above regarding preparation toward the judgment of God is wholly true as far as our salvation is concerned. Remember, Christ Jesus cautioned us to watch because we do not know when that day shall come so that we would be counted as worthy servants of God.
(36) "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (37) But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (38) For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, (39) And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (40) Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (41) Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (42) Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. (43) But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. (44) Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. (45) Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? (46) Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. (47) Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. (48) But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; (49) And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; (50) The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, (51) And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” MATT. 24:36-51
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things: Since it is because of me and you that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back to this world to glorify us. In actual sense the Lord would like to reward us for our suffering in Him and at the same time pay those who hate Him without cause. This is means our tribulation is worthy of good reward.
(4) "So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: (5) Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: (6) Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; (7) And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, (8) In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: (9) Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; (10) When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. (11) Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: (12) That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2THESS.1:4-10
It is my prayer that the GOOD LORD OF WONDERS may wonderfully bless you with all sorts of patience to understand what have just been explained to you or better still illuminate you with the right stuff even if I totally erred in my elaborations or made some mistakes somewhere.
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