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Bible Prophecy Basics - Part 1

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It’s never good to get away from the fundamentals of anything, especially when dealing with a skill or trade, and Bible study is no different with the exception of more critical negative consequences occurring when departing from the basic Truths of Bible prophecy and doctrine.

 

How so ? ”, one might ask; claiming errors in architectural engineering could cost people there lives. Yes, but the loss of a soul far outweighs that material cost and Theological doctrinal errors could eventually set one at odds with his Creator through the teaching of false doctrines - with ramifications of eternal damnation of more than one’s own self.

“But, wait a minute”, another might say, “Matthew 5: 19 states: To teach in error will make that person the least in The Kingdom of GOD, not bring eternal destruction.

 

Well then, we must go to The Scriptures for clarification (many Scriptures that is).

 

Matthew 5: 19

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least Commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in The Kingdom of Heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in The Kingdom of Heaven.

 

So, there you have it; least in the Kingdom and not eternal damnation.

 

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That would be fine and dandy if that was the only verse recorded along with The Ten Commandments and if The Bible was only one page long, but by GOD’s design the details of all matters of Truth are scattered throughout The Bible. The Lord requires our unfeigned, dedicated, and willing effort to assemble it all - with His help of course. Cults do get started by being slanted to only one verse or a handful of verses taken out of context without hearing the whole matter (Ecclesiastes 12: 13). The whole matter is never contained within one single verse or even within a single chapter of The Bible. Those who will not hear of the whole matter, but sluggishly grab for just enough to satisfy themselves or others, bring themselves and their listeners into a dangerous area of the ultimate misunderstanding. How shall it be expressed to GOD on judgment day that it was all just a misunderstanding or that one was taught incorrectly, when He requires us as individuals to study The Bible (through The Holy Spirit) in order to show our own selves approved by Him alone.

 

It’s true that the context of Matthew 5: 19 is regarding Jesus defending the law given through Moses (The Ten Commandments), but what could be considered to be the least of the Ten Commandments? That is a debatable issue, but Jesus summed them all up into two Commandments.

 

The first great Commandment is to love GOD with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. That would include the Commandments of having no other gods before Him (i. e., in His place or in His sight), not to make a graven image to be worshiped (idolatry = worshipping anything other than GOD), and such like Commandments.

 

Mark 12: 29-30

29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all The Commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our GOD is one Lord:

30 And thou shalt love The Lord thy GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.

 

The second greatest of Commandments is to love your neighbor as yourself; including love and respect to parents, committing no murder, and the like. On these two “Summary Commandments” hang all of The Mosaic Law and Prophetical Book teachings (Matthew 22: 40). So technically speaking, the second “summary group” of Commandments would be the least, meaning The Commandment to love and respect GOD is to be held higher than that of men.

 

Mark 12: 31

31 And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

 

We must also consider that all of GOD’s Words contained within The Bible are as law or Commandments to us, but nevertheless, where might breaking one of and teaching falsely against the least of The Ten Commandments lead to eternal damnation rather than to be least in GOD’s Kingdom? Well, we are going to view a very serious exception to Matthew 5: 19. This is of prime importance to GOD, but Jesus didn't mention this yet at the point of that short discourse He had in the early stages of the New Testament - in Matthew 5: 19 or even later in Matthew 22: 35-40.

 

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Case and Point

 

Revelation 14: 9-12

9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark [note: receive his mark, i.e., accept his mark of their own freewill. Mark is used metaphorically as an engraved seal”, being a sign of ownership] in his forehead [note: “inside the forehead = mind metopon (Grk.), i.e., being deceived as marked in the mind], or in his hand [note: work (-ing), deeds],

{Note: The Greek word used in this verse for “forehead” is metopon”, which means on the inside of the forehead. The Greek word which is the direct opposite of that is prosopon, which means the outside of the forehead or the countenance. I included this latter word for contrast only. satan cannot force anyone to serve him, but he is wise enough to trick them into serving him (see Revelation 13: 12-14). Neither can he forcefully mark someone as his servant. They must willingly do that on their own by being deceived to accept him as if he were God.}

10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of GOD, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of The Lamb [note: This is from the same cup of wrath which Jesus drank for those who would accept His Salvation. Those who refuse His Salvation shall drink that cup for themselves (see Psalms 11: 6)]:

11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep The Commandments of GOD, and the faith of Jesus.

{Note: This is the time which the patience and faith of the Christian saints will be seen, during anti-christ’s (satan’s) physical presence upon earth (see Revelation 12: 7-9). What is the mark of the beasts name? ..... Basically it means to be sealed within the mind to believe that anti-christ, (which intrinsically means: a different kind of christ”), is the True Christ Jesus (see the section 666 - Mark Of The Beast”). Anti-christ is an imposter of Christ. To believe that anti-christ is The True Christ is to receive that mark (graven seal) of the wrong name in one’s mind and heart, bringing eternal damnation by being deceived into working for (ministering) and worshipping anti-christ as if he were the real Christ Jesus. We should not be at all surprised if anti-christ calls himself Jesus Christ in order to deceive souls into damnation. No, that is not written per se, but it is verified in several places including the upcoming verse of 2 Thessalonians 2: 4 below. It seems that satan will be doing a lot of premature harvesting. But see in Revelation 19: 11-16, when Jesus Christ comes at His second Advent, He will have another Name which no man knows yet. Essentially satan could deceive no one without the proper credentials. Revelation 13: 11 states he will look like a lamb with two horns, but speak as a dragon, i.e., with lies and blasphemy. satan was created as a beautiful and wise cherub (Ezekiel 28: 1-19). He will look as beautiful and wise as Christ Jesus. GOD expects His children to have read The Bible enough to know all of these recorded differences between the coming of Christ Jesus and that of anti-christ; who arrives before Jesus - see verses 8-9 below. We are not only to regard the recorded differences, but also the near similarities in demonstration.}

 

We understand that no sane person would ever worship the dragon or his beast kingdom and its image, but if that person thinks it is not the dragon or his beast kingdom (its image), but rather the opposite, still that person would effectually be worshipping the dragon (satan) and his rebuilt / healed kingdom of Babylon (kingdom of confusion); the splitting image of it.

 

How does all of this tie together; teaching your fellow man prophetical Bible doctrine in error and worshiping the end time anti-christ and his “beast” kingdom, thereby leading to destruction? To clarify, the beast and its image is a remake of Babylon of antiquity with satan as the king of that “state of mind(of confusion). He is the true king of Babylon all throughout the history of Babylon. That king and kingdom of confusion, (confusion being the translation of Babylon), is one of the predominant subjects of the book of Revelation and even the whole Bible for that matter. That confusion is spiritual confusion which leads to every other type of confusion known under Heaven. When the spiritual understanding is off balance, so are all forms of stability. The following sections will start to help us link all of this together. 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 below has been rightly divided for you with explanations enclosed in brackets, mostly derived from the original languages - to aid in understanding.

 

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Apostates - (Fallen From Truth)

The Truth of the order of End-time Events, as related by this Epistolary segment of:

2 Thessalonians 2: 1-17

 

SUBJECT OF THIS CHAPTER

1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by The Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and [by] our gathering together unto Him {Note: Please don’t forget that this first verse is the subject of the whole chapter; when The Lord's coming will be (not the hour or day), and when we will be gathered to Him - at the same time.},

 

OBJECT - PURPOSE OF THIS CHAPTER

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as [note: as if] that the day of Christ is at hand [note: is near or has already come].

 

CAUSE OF THE COMING OF CHRIST

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away FIRST [note: first the apostasy apostasia (Grk.) = falling away (from Truth) - see verses 10 and 12 below], and [second] that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition [perdition = apoleia (Grk.) = destruction];

{Note: GOD considers the angels to be as His sons (Genesis 6: 2 and Job 1: 6 38: 7), and satan is an angel, but he is the son who is called the destroyer, the desolator, or the son of destruction. He is the death angel who has the power of death (Hebrews 2: 14), but he himself will eventually be destroyed, or go into perdition (destruction) as Revelation 17: 8 describes. Of course Jesus is GOD The Son; the Only Begotten Son of GOD. satan is not of the GOD-head, only a part of creation as are all other angels. By comparison, GOD claims Christians as sons and daughters - whom He gave power through Christ to become so - John 1: 12 and 2 Corinthians 6: 17-18.}

 

EFFECT OF THE CAUSE

4 Who [note: who = satan - please re-read verse 3] opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called GOD, or that is worshipped; so that he as GOD [note: portraying GOD The Son - Jesus], sitteth in the temple of GOD, shewing himself that he is god.

{Note: satan’s angelic body was created to be a temple of praise to GOD, except he polluted it with the abominations of his own heart (Ezekiel chapter 28). That is one of the inherent dangers associated with free-will entities. Many people are looking for a temple to be built on Jerusalem’s temple mound in order for this prophecy to be fulfilled, but by the very presence of satan standing on mount Zion claiming to be GOD The Son - Jesus, that prophecy of the temple will be fulfilled. Verse 4 is saying this to us: satan is claiming to be GOD while he is in the body (temple) which The One True GOD created for him.... How ludicrous !!! .... When satan claims to be Jesus (exalting himself), he will be opposing himself, because he knows he is not GOD. There can be no other interpretation for this concerning the temple, because GOD will not have a Temple built on Mount Zion until Jesus would bring it in HIS Kingdom, after satan’s beast kingdom (see vs. 9 below). The only temple (structural building) allotted to satan is the dome of the rock which is already on Mount Zion, but that is not the Temple of GOD and not the type of temple which is mentioned in verse 4 above. This temple / body prophecy is a beautiful example of how prophecy keys are revealed by comparing other Scriptures, and we know the Christian’s flesh body is considered as a temple to (of) GOD (e.g., 1 Corinthians 3: 16-17), because that is where His Holy Spirit dwells. Prophecy, overall, is really rather simple to interpret when we understand the basics and see the definitions which GOD uses throughout The Bible to express ideas of prophecy to us. Daniel 11: 45 mentions that satan will place his home or the curtains of his tent (palace), as the ancient terminology describes, on the Glorious Holy Mountain in Jerusalem and we certainly know this in no way describes a temple of GOD. GOD will not build another Temple in this earth age and leave it to be polluted yet again by the false-god / multi-god heathens or satan, and no Scriptures written anywhere gives indication that He will. To be definitive about false-god” religions - any religion's deity which denies or overlooks the Divinity of Christ Jesus, to place Him as merely a prophet among prophets, is false. Christ Jesus was a Messenger, absolutely - but more importantly, Christ Jesus was The Message; a Word from GOD if you will (The Living Word - John 1: 1-5).}

 

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5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

(Say, that was easy to understand. Praise GOD for it ! Christ shall not come to gather

Christians unto Himself in Jerusalem until the two events mentioned in verse 3

takes place. We could refer to so many Scriptures on where Christians will be

gathered, but Isaiah 60 is my favorite, because it is as if GOD is speaking

to the hills of Jerusalem as well as the Christian, but we will examine

 other verses also. We now know approximately when Christ will

come; not the exact day or hour, but the time-frame,

and that is what The Lord would have us to see.)

 

SUBJECT

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that He might be revealed in His time.

(Now we know what must happen before Christ, the subject of

this chapter, is revealed in HIS time - on the day of The Lord;

exactly as verses 3 and 4 above declares to us.  Please

re-read if you must, but by all means understand.)

 

EFFECT OF THE CAUSE

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that wicked be revealed, .....

(Only GOD, who will allow this to happen, will allow it, until satan is taken out of the

 way and revealed as the wicked one imitating Christ, i.e., antichrist, which means:

in the place of Christ in the Greek language.)

 

SUBJECT

  ..... whom The Lord shall consume with The Spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming:

 

9 [Even Him] [note: CHRIST], whose coming is AFTER the working of satan, .....

(Christ’s coming, which is the subject, is AFTER-ward / FOLLOWING the working of satan.

How many love that Truth? ..... Many today are looking to escape it.)

 

EFFECT OF THE CAUSE

  ..... the working of satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders,

( ..... satan’s unrighteous working of powerful signs and wondrous deceptive

 miracles (see Revelation 13: 13). To imitate Christ is an unrighteous act

and the depth of blasphemy; claiming to be GOD The Son.)

 

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10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved.

{Note: satan will be working towards those who are deceived by

his miracles (Revelation 13: 13-14); those same ones who have

fallen away from desire or care of these Truths (apostasy),

because they could not receive nor accept them mostly

through taking man’s word as authority over GOD’s

whole Word as it is written. Then they will be

marked within their deceived mind with the

name of an imitation or pseudo-christ;

seduced spiritually as it were - to

believe that anti-christ is the

True Christ. That is the height of

deception and confusion; or Babel.}

 

11 And for this cause GOD shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

{Note: “the lie of satan claiming to be Jesus. My compliments to the translators of the Korean New King James Version Bible, because they properly translated from the Greek as it reads; The Lie and not a lie as the English reads - Greek: τω ψευδει (To Pseudei), pronounced toh psyoo-die” = “the lie. See Isaiah 29: 9-10 of the drunkenness which The Lord gives to apostates during that time.}

 

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

{Note: Let’s examine the definition of Truth as given by Jesus in John 17: 17.

He said there: Sanctify them through Thy Truth: Thy Word is Truth.

It is an unrighteous thing to believe in false interpretations of The

Bible. Not believing GOD’s Word or warnings therein brings about

damnation, and teaching errors to others such as escape from

anti-christ’s tribulation is to teach lies (not Truth); as well as

teaching rebellion against GOD’s plan. In effect, to teach

people that the next major prophetic event to happen is

Christ’s coming or a rapture is to lead them to satan

(anti-christ), who will be coming first with open arms

to receive them and give shade under the "thorn bush"

(Judges 9: 14-15). The Old Testament is filled with ex-

amples of those who tried to escape the captivity which

GOD appointed for saint and sinner alike. satan’s upcom-

ing captivity is ordained to come and has been reported since

old times. Teaching rapture / escape is to teach against GOD’s

plan of Christ Jesus coming after people start falling away from

sound Biblical doctrine (2 Timothy 4: 3), and after satan claims

to be Jesus (GOD The Son), again, which is the definition of

anti-christ; in the place of Christor instead of Christ.}

 

OBJECT

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to GOD for you, brethren beloved of The Lord, because GOD hath from the beginning chosen you to Salvation through sanctification of The Spirit and belief of The Truth [note: These ones were elected from the beginning to receive The Holy Spirit through Christ and believe The Scriptures. Why? Because they were stable, faithful, and trustworthy souls]:

14 Whereunto He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of The Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and GOD, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

 

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So, to believe the false doctrines of the world’s fainéant Bible “teachers”, without researching all that is written within Scriptures - the foundation of all wisdom, is to hate your own soul (see Proverbs 15: 32-33) and even the souls of those who would listen, as well as to have a distaste for GOD’s only Word. That is breaking the least of, and the greatest of The Commandments. Ultimately, that is leading yourself and others into apostasy and eventually eternal destruction; for to believe that the next major Biblical prophecy to be fulfilled is a “rapture” or Christ’s second Advent, cradles people into the lap of anti-christ who will claim to be the savior of the world. If some are looking for the next major event to be an Holy event, they will be falling into an upcoming event so as to be wholly seduced spiritually by the one symbolically with lambs horns, but who speaks as a dragon (Revelation 13: 11). We see this in 2 Thessalonians 2: 4 above. satan will claim to be, and show himself to be GOD The Son - Jesus, with deceiving miracles and stout blasphemous words (Daniel 7: 8-14 and verses 19-27). People on earth have never seen anything like what the glistening serpent will fascinate them with. He will truly appear to have the power of GOD. Here is something to note: there will absolutely be no apostates in Christ’s True Kingdom to come. This time of tribulation we are now studying will cull them out. It seems GOD feels that a lifetime of opportunity for true Bible study (completely reading the Bible) is more than enough.Many are called, but few are chosen(Matthew 22: 14), and we must “study to show ourselves approved unto GOD .... rightly dividing The Word of Truth(i.e., The Bible - see 2 Timothy 2: 15).

 

Can you see this picture of satan portraying the lamb of GOD within these Bible passage mentioned? Sorry, only The True Christ Jesus was worthy of being the pure sacrificial Lamb of GOD and The Lion of GOD .....

Sorry dude.

dude —> duderonomy —> deuderonomy —> Deuteronomy   =    

A duplication, or second one, but in this case it means the wrong one.

 

One of the main differences to us is that Jesus came at His first Advent as a symbolic sacrificial Lamb, but at His second Advent He will come as the symbolic Lion; whereas upon satan's arrival he will portray the opposite characteristics (a peaceful lamb for a period of time), which does not adhere to the Biblical depiction of Christ’s second Advent. It will take a loyal Bible student to distinguish the differences during that time. Additionally, at the very instant when Christ comes there will be no more flesh humans in existence, but when satan comes first, there surely will be as well as fallen angels (iron) mingling with mankind (clay) - (see Daniel 2: 40-45 Genesis 6 and Matthew 24: 37-39). These Scriptures which I just now mentioned are why GOD Almighty has only appointed satan and his angels a five month long physical reign upon earth (Revelation 9: 5-6 and verse 10), instead of 9-12 months or longer. Let the wise among you understand what I am saying, whereas I will not go into details at this point, but the first few verses of Genesis chapter 6 should speak plainly about this. I suggest use of a Bible Concordance to study the key words in the opening verses of that chapter in Genesis. We will definitely examine this 5 month time period as we go along in our studies.

 

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One contextual expression of the above chapter of 2 Thessalonians 2 encompasses those who have fallen away from the Truth and have not loved such Truths as they are plainly written, mainly by relying on others’ interpretations of a scant few Scriptures. GOD’s Living Written Word is the ultimate Truth; there is none higher, but then some feel “safety in numbers. Many will believe what the majority or a large number of people believes, or even what their pastor believes, who may believe what they told him to believe. That is why we are many times as sheep gone astray in GOD’s eyes, by following what the rest of the “fold” is doing; just as sheep do. We are supposed to be sheep in His pasture and listening to only His voice (Words), not the worlds’ voice and certainly not false shepherd's (false Pastor's) voices. A sure way to completely understand Scriptures is to faithfully study The Bible for ourselves, with The Holy Spirit guiding us just as GOD intended (James 1: 5-8). Learn the ancient Bible languages if you must, because much understanding is gained thereby. We’re not part-time Christians are we? ... No. We are here to learn how to understand what GOD desires us to. We’re not here for ourselves. We have never been here for ourselves with GOD as a secondary issue in our lives, although many think so.

 

SUMMARY:

What is the basic outline of the second chapter of 2 Thessalonians above?

 

Answer:

1.) The Coming of The Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together unto Him (verse 1);

 

and

 

2.) With the two things which must happen (verse 3) before Christ is revealed in His time - on the day of The Lord, i.e., the second Advent of Jesus. These two outstanding events exposed in verse 3 of that chapter are the prime cause for Christ being sent by The Heavenly Father to judge the earth. Mention of this is written in Ezekiel 38: 16-23 (read that whole chapter of the battle of Hamon-gog), when GOD’s anger flies up in His face; His anger being kindled as fire because of satan claiming to be GOD and also for coming against Israel (Jerusalem). See Isaiah chapter 14, Daniel chapter 11, and Revelation chapter 13 for insight into satan’s idea of wanting to be GOD (among other places). Also, and probably more importantly to us, judgment begins at the house of GOD (1 Peter 4: 17). During that time of the great tribulation, GOD will judge whose heart is fixed on His Truths and whose heart is set on empty denominational fables, such as escaping that tribulation. There is no excuse for not adhering to GOD's Word no matter what the majority may believe, hope, or expect.

 

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The first of those two prophecies in 2 Thessalonians 2: 3 precluding Christ’s return is being fulfilled now, and that being apostasy, but apostasy will get worse and increase at a rate to coincide with the “birth pains” of the end-time. Confusion will ensue at an alarming rate, much to anti-christ's joy. Apostates have the loudest “religious” voices of practically any group known in the world today; similar to Christ’s day. We know the next major prophetical event to happen on their calendar is some enigmatic “rapture”, as they call their “blessed hope” of being caught away from the end-time tribulation of anti-christ. Is that in any way reflected in the above chapter of 2 Thessalonians 2 ? No; quite the opposite. This group has assembled the “rapture” doctrine partly because they do not understand (or don’t want to believe it out of fear) that THE TRUMP OF GOD IS THE VERY LAST TRUMP, just as 1 Corinthians 15: 51-52 states. This is one assignment I am going to give you, (should you choose to accept), and that being: “What is the Greek word for last [trump]” in 1 Corinthians 15: 52, and what does it mean?

(Hint: It will be in agreement with both 1 Thessalonians 4: 16 and 2 Thessalonians chapter 2)

 

As a side note, the unlearned and the repeaters of fables have no calling to be teachers - you can rest assured of that. Just as GOD stated; He did not call them, but they ran anyway (Jeremiah 23: 15-32). If they speak not according to His Words, it is because there is no light in them (Isaiah 8: 20).

 

GOD was not trying to deceive people in the above passages of Scripture through Paul. Instead, He was illuminating the forthcoming events of the last days. Christ does not pop in and out of here at the whimsy of people who are frightened that their flesh may experience some discomfiture during tribulation. In fact, Scriptures describing the end-time portray GOD’s children being tried as if by fire (see Zechariah 13: 8-9), with satan casting some into prison (Revelation 2: 10), just as in the days of Christ and the Apostles. Just as in the days of Daniel. Just as in the days of Moses. How is it that some people feel themselves to be of such great worth to escape GOD trying their hearts and souls in order to examine their faithfulness and steadfastness to only Him and His Word, no matter what their environmental conditions may be.

 

 Certain Elected Saints Appointed To Be In The Great Tribulation

 

If GOD had not appointed a shorter time for the great tribulation, there would be no flesh saved, but for the elect’s sake GOD has shortened the time (Matthew 24: 21-22). That as taught by Jesus in Matthew 24 goes directly against “rapture”, yet some say “the elect” are Jews who will suffer during that tribulation, which is absolutely wrong and teaches against predetermined appointment to Salvation for GOD’s elected ones; who were also Gentiles who Paul wrote to in 2 Thessalonians 2: 13-14 above. Before Paul was seeking the lost sheep of the Gentiles, Jesus was seeking the lost sheep of Israel (see Matthew 10: 1-6 15: 24-28 and John 10: 16). All of those were, and are appointed to Salvation and drawn by The Heavenly Father unto Christ all of the way until the end (see Revelation 7: 2-3 and note that GOD seals / marks His servants in the mind [metopon Grk.]; as does the beast). No one can come to Christ unless The Father draws them, just as Jesus taught (John 6: 44, 65 - also see Romans 8: 29-30 of predestination). The “election” mentioned in Revelation chapter 7 are servants appointed by GOD to work for Him through ministry in the last days. We read there that they are numbered of the house of Israel, 12,000 from each tribe, except the tribe of Dan is not mentioned in the numbering. When we use the knowledge GOD has given us concerning how He scattered the whole house of Israel to the four corners of the earth, we know those 144,000 will not all come from the modern day state of Israel (see Isaiah 11: 10-16 Ezekiel 5: 10-12 and Zechariah 2: 6; also see Mark 13: 27). Many peoples living in the world today are not even aware of their ancestral ties to Israel, and when we factor in the “adopted” Gentiles, Israel becomes as innumerable as the stars of Heaven and the sands of the sea (Genesis 22: 17).

 

As for the tribe of Dan, I wouldn't be too concerned. Even though GOD has not appointed any “profound elected” end-time ministries for the small tribe of Dan, there are definitely strong Christians in the country of Denmark, as I can attest to. And even still, all of the tribe of Dan is not located in Denmark, or Danmark (Dan-es) as they are also known, because they too are scattered throughout the world. One more thing concerning our Danish family; I have always been fascinated by the fact that their heritage was important enough to them so as to always remember they are of the house of Israel and they even sing an old hymn in the Church of how Dan has followed after the Light of Christ. As far as I know, you can't say that about any other Israeli tribes of Christian belief. Although as a sad side note, roughly 15 percent of the Danske population today are Spirit filled Christians. Missionaries should seriously consider the lovely country of Denmark as a destination, and even all of Scandinavia.

 

 

 

 

 

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Next:

Bible Prophecy Basics - Part 2

Bible Prophecy Basics - Part 3

Prophecy Patterns

Rapture - Part 1

Rapture - Part 2

666 - Mark Of The Beast

The Great Tribulation

Babylon

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