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Please consider the following prophetic Words that were spoken by Isaiah to the people of Israel:

Now, go, write it on a tablet before them and inscribe it on a scroll: So that it may serve in the time to come as a witness [against them] forevermore.  For this is a rebellious people, lying sons, sons who refuse to listen to the Law and Instruction of the Lord;  who say to the seers: “You must not see visions from God”; And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right! Speak to us pleasant things and smooth words.  Prophesy [deceitful] illusions [that we will enjoy]. (See Isaiah 30 verses 8 thru 14.)

So Yes, the deceived of today beckon to the seers and prophets of vanity! Tell us only the smooth and pleasant things that we want to hear, such as our deserved safety and security, accompanied with prosperity and the accumulation of riches of the world.  Do not speak of the hard stuff, such as the suffering of the flesh with the denial of our self will, for our redeemed souls will hearken only unto the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we will faithfully follow in His Footsteps and His Way of the Cross.

Corrie Ten Boom Writes in 1974:

"There are some among us, teaching there will be no tribulation, that the Christians will be able to escape all this. These are the false teachers that Jesus was warning us to expect in the latter days.  Most of them have little knowledge of what is already going on across the world. I have been in countries where the saints are already suffering terrible persecution.

In China, the Christians were told, "Don't worry, before the tribulation comes you will be translated – raptured." Then came a terrible persecution.  Millions of Christians were tortured to death. Later I heard a Bishop from China say, sadly:

"We have failed. We should have made the people strong for persecution, rather than telling them Jesus would come first. Tell the people how to be strong in times of persecution, how to stand when the tribulation comes, .. to stand and not faint."

I feel I have a divine mandate to go and tell the people of this world that it is possible to be strong in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are in training for the tribulation, but more than sixty percent of the Body of Christ across the world has already entered into the tribulation. There is no way to escape it.
We are next."

Most of the early rapture teachers focus on Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians, and disregard the Prophetic Words of our Lord Jesus Christ that are scripted in all of the synoptic Gospels.  If you rightly evaluate Christ's Eternal Words of TRUTH founded in Matthew 24, and then compare them with the written letters of Paul in 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, then you will understand that there is absolutely no conflict with the Spirit of the Word of Holy, Holy, Holy Lord Yahweh God Almighty.  

Paul, when he says: "Be followers of me even as I follow Christ", is not a man who would contradict his Master's Eternal Word of TRUTH, for Christ Jesus is the TRUTH.  Heaven and earth would pass away before My Word should pass(See Mark 13:30-32.) Paul's understanding wasn't instantaneous, as if he himself had now become the Word of God that is without fault. (See Romans 7:24-25.) Even though Yahweh God had a very special call on Paul's life; Paul, in his humanity, was like all of us, and was dependent upon the Rhema Word of Yahweh God, leaving him subject to Yahweh God's Holy Spirit, Who would reprove him of his own misunderstandings.   Paul, as an ambassador of Christ, was growing in the Spiritual Wisdom of Yahweh God on a daily basis, for Holy Yahweh God's Spirit of Grace would bring corrections to the errors that were in Paul's mind of bodily fleshO wretched man that I am: Who shall save me from this body of death.

Part of Paul's mindset and those of the early Christian followers were originally centered in what they perceived as the soon return of the Lord. The following words of Paul, to the Corinthians, could possess just such a meaning:  But this I say, brethren, the time is short: It (time) remains, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; (See 1st Corinthians 7:29-31.)  If the instructions of Paul were followed to the letter, then there would be no additional children. The Corinthian's misunderstanding of the soon return of Jesus Christ created fearful minds within many of the Christians of Paul's troublesome days. 

After Paul's correction in time through Yahweh God's Spirit of TRUTH, then Paul's letters to the Thessalonians were conveying a clearer understanding of the Word's of Jesus Christ, and of the great tribulation period that was to come at the close of time.  The fact is, Satan's wrathful violence of sin and death would come before Yahweh God would call away the remnant of His redeemed people.  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of Salvation.  For God has not appointed us to [His] wrath, but to obtain Salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we are awake or sleep, we should live together with Him.  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do. (1st Thessalonians 5:8-11.)

There are those, when looking to justify their false position, fail to follow the crux of the Scripture passages, for in their anemic spiritual minds they parrot the fabrications of others: "See God has not appointed us to wrath, He will rapture us before all the trouble".  (See 1st Thessalonians 4:16-18.) The TRUTH of the WORD of YAHWEH GOD remains constant in His Warnings: Your own sins will find you out. In the Judgment of Yahweh God, He will allow the wrath of your own sins to rightly punish you.  If Salvation has come to the soul of the believer, then the redeemed of the Lord shall not experience the Day of Yahweh God's Judgment, for this is the Day when the wicked will be separated from Holy Yahweh God for ever.  As we shall come to understand, it is Satan's wrath intertwined in his wickedness that is the violent force that creates the Great Tribulation, and this time of great trouble will occur before the Great One Day of God Almighty, when His Holy Wrath will rightly Judge all of the wicked in their unrepented sin's of violence.

The reader would do well to consider all things in this treatise, so as to better understand this difficult subject.  Paul, in the spirit of his teaching the TRUTH, was again using the Gospel Words of his Master Jesus Christ to remind and comfort Yahweh God's people of Paul's time.  During the trials of those days, and the time that would follow, there would be many other terrible events, which would and must take place before that Great Day of the Lord's final judgment.  In that time, the persecution of the Jews and of Christianity would continue into the very last days.  It is then that the  rebellious wrath of Satan would intensify on the earth with the catastrophic violence of sin and death like it had never been since the beginning of time. 

With a few reservations in the timing of events, we have paralleled Paul's writings in 1st and 2nd Thessalonians with other scriptures to coincide with Matthew's Gospel (MG) with the prophetic Words ascribed to Christ Jesus.  The Only Begotten Son of the Eternal Power of the universe, states with all Authority: Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away. (See Matthew, Mark and Luke.) From the beginning of Adam's/Man's fall in the Garden of Eden, the earthly mind of man kind is subject to the bondage imposed by the master of sin who challenges the authority of the Word of Yahweh God, and so it is today and will be until the end.

A word to the wise from the words of Agur, the son of Jakeh, that are found in his writing in proverbs 30:  Every Word of God is pure: He is a Shield unto them that put their trust in Him.  Add thou not unto His Words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. (Proverbs 30 verse 5 thru 6.)

The warning words of Agur to not add to the WORD of GOD, are like those that St John will later write in his admonition in Revelation.

However at this time we bring together two things of Eternal Note in Ezekiel 28 that will definitely take place in the end of days.  First, the wrathful violence of Satan will come to an end with his destruction by Holy Yahweh God.  Second, Israel will be cleansed of their rebellion against the WORD of God. In a synopsis to this information, please read the following prophetic Words of Ezekiel:

Son of Man, take up a lamentation to the king of Tyrus, and say to him. Thus says Yahweh Lord God: You sealed up the sum of wisdom, and were perfect in beauty.  Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty, and your wisdom was corrupted because of the brightness of your beauty. Now I will cast you to the ground, and all the rulers that see you will wonder at your consumption into ashes.  Because of the multitude  of your violent iniquities, I will bring forth a fire from the midst of you, and it will consume you with your terror, and you will be no more. (See Ezekiel 28:11-19.)

Again the Word of Yahweh God came to me, Saying. Son of Man, set your face against Zidon, and prophesy against Zidon and Say.  Thus Says Yahweh Lord God: Behold I AM against you O Zidon, because you have polluted My Name.  I will be glorified in the midst of you when I shall have executed judgment in you and shall be Sanctified in your midst.  Then they shall know that I AM the Lord Yahweh God.  Yeshua haMashiach is the Lamb of God Who is sanctified in the midst of Israel. (See Ezekiel 28:20-26.) For Yahweh God shall pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem His Spirit of Grace and Supplications. Then they shall look upon Me Whom they have pierced and morn for Him, as one morns for his only son. (Zechariah 12:10.)

When Yahweh God's judgments are finished in Zidon, then Israel will dwell safely in the land that Yahweh God gave to His servant Jacob.

The following apologetics begin with its focus on the Words of Jesus Christ as recorded in Matthew 24 and Luke 21, and will be in concert with Paul's compliant writings to the Thessalonians.  We have also inserted some other warnings of the prophets of Yahweh God, that  are in concert with John's Book of Revelation.  Revelation is a difficult writing to decipher, and we fully realize that, as of yet, we may lack a clear vision into the Wisdom of Yahweh God.  Most of the events prophesied in Daniel 11 have taken place, except the Anti-Christ with the King of the North and the King of the South, have not as yet been revealed.  But Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, even to the time of the end: Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased(Daniel 12:4.) In our attempt to steady our position of understanding of prophetic events in the world, we may possibly overreach and hit a few speculative shots out of bounds.  Even so, we will definitely try to stay on course and eliminate the woods of speculation that makes it difficult to remain on a timely tract, which leads us to a final understanding of God's WORD of TRUTH.


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