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The Premature Rapture Heresy

This is an open letter that expresses major concerns about the rapture misinterpretations of the eschatology (end times) prophesied within the written Word of God.  Job, In lamenting his trials of faith, speaks of the days of a man, as being full of trouble; but these current days may be presenting extraordinary times of unprecedented trouble for the whole world.  None of us like pain, and normally, for the sake of our self-preservation, mankind would seek a way to avoid any kind of suffering, myself included.  Our ears of flesh are generally wide open to any words that would direct us to safety, with the promise that takes us out of the way of any potential harm.  The Christian is no exception in wanting to avoid affliction to the flesh and to the psyche of our humanity.  Unfortunately the scriptures that we rely upon in faith, can be taken out of context, and fabricate a way in the mind of human flesh to escape the inevitable sufferings in this world that lies in the darkness of sin and death.  But, the redeemed believer is not to be of the darkness, but are children of Light.  As children of Light we are not to be caught off guard as we see the dark day of God's Righteous Judgment approaching. (See Luke 21:33-35.) Our foundation of faith is set in the unfailing Words of Jesus, the Christ of Almighty God, and God's Incarnate Savior of the World: These things I have spoken unto you that in Me, you might have peace.  In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (See John 16:33 in conjunction with John 16:4-15.) The tribulation of the world is the result of the violence of sin, but the Savior of man kind has over come the violence of the world.

Now, this letter is definitely a contrarian exegesis, using the line upon line of scripture that will present simple and logical arguments against the false pre-tribulation rapture doctrine of vain men.  What this written rebuttal might be lacking in the fullness of exegesis, then you can find on the internet, for other Christians have expressed their own deep concerns about the current pre-tribulation rapture doctrine.  The advocates, of the twisted rapture lie that is being perpetuated today, have made themselves accountable to God, and also the many people that they have deceived with their self serving heresies.  (See Revelation 13:10.) The pre-mature rapture event, as conceived in the prideful heart of the self centered man of the flesh, will not deliver the listener from the inevitable consequences of sin's returning wrathful judgment in this world.   When the rapture escape that the false prophets have prophesied as the Word of God, does not take place as they have pitched, then what becomes of their faith and the faith of the many of their deceived listeners. Consider the following prophetic Words that were spoken by Isaiah here in chapter 30 verses 9 thru 14.)

So Yes, tell us only the smooth things that we want to hear, and not the hard stuff, such as suffering of the flesh with the denial of self and the following of Jesus Christ, the Holy One of God 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 letters to the Thessalonians, while disregarding 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 can be absolutely no conflict with the Spirit of the Word of God.  Paul, who says: "Be followers of me even as I follow Christ", would not contradict his Master's Eternal Word of Truth, for Christ Jesus is the Truth.  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 God had a very special call on Paul's life, Paul the man, like all of us was dependent upon the Rhema Word of God, and was subject to the reproving of his own understanding by the leading of the Holy Spirit of the Almighty God.  Paul, as an ambassador of Christ, was growing in understanding on a daily basis, while he followed Christ and communed with God's Holy Spirit, Who would bring corrections to the errors that were yet in Paul's mind of flesh.  Part of Paul's mindset and those of the early Christian followers was originally centered in what they perceived as the soon return of the Lord. The following words of Paul to the Corinthians could be construed to 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 verse 29-31.)  The Corinthian's misunderstanding of the soon return of Jesus Christ created fearful minds within many of the Christians of Paul's troublesome days. 

Later, after Paul's correction in time, through the Spirit of God, Paul's letters to the Thessalonians were conveying a clearer understanding of the Word's of Jesus Christ, and of the great tribulation time being the violence of sin and death that was to precede God's calling away of the remnant of His redeemed people.  The reader would do well to consider all things in this treatise too better understand this difficult subject.  Paul, in the spirit of his teaching, was using the Gospel Words of his Master Jesus Christ, to again remind and comfort God's people of his time, and that there were many terrible events, which must take place before that Great Day of the Lord. It is true that after those intense persecution days, and at the last trumpet, those of the believers who remain shall be changed in a moment of time, and then Christ will return as King of kings.  (See 1st Thessalonians 4:16-18.)

With a few Reservations in the timing of events, we have paralleled Paul's writings in 1st and 2nd Thessalonians and other scriptures to coincide with Matthew's Gospel with the prophetic Words ascribed to Christ Jesus.  The 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 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 God, and so it is today.

A word to the wise from the words of Agur the son of Jakeh:  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 30:5-6.)

The following apologetics begin with its focus on the Words of Jesus Christ as recorded in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 in concert with Paul's compliant writings to the Thessalonians.  We have also inserted some other warnings of the prophets of God, 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 in the Wisdom of God.  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.  We will definitely try to stay on course and eliminate the woods of speculation that makes it difficult to remain on a timely tract to the Truth's final destination.

Apologetic Rebuttal Menu

For a short course in the Scripture's own rebuttal to a premature rapture, please click on the red numbers associated with the many proof points in the Word of God that should dispel any thoughts on an early rapture. 

1.  Paul would not contradict his Master, Jesus Christ: Heaven and earth would pass away before My Word should pass(See Mark 13:30-32.)
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  The Seven Churches of Revelation
3.  The First Four Seals
4.  The Fifth Seal
5.  The Great Falling Away (apostasy) that Will Occur First Before a Rapture of the people of God.
6.  The Sixth Seal
7.  The Seventh Seal
8.  The Seven Trumpet Blasts with the sounding of the Three Woes. God's final warning calls for repentance. That which is called the
     Great Tribulation, is in reality Satan's Persecution wrath of 42 months, and is not yet the Day of God's judgment against the wicked.
9.  The Abomination of Desolation, the Man of Sin. Now the Man of Sin will be revealed before the Great Day of the Lord.
10. The Beginning Revelation of Mystery Babylon
11. The Parable of the Tares and Wheat.
12. Salvation and Sanctification.

The Testimony of Jesus Christ is the Spirit of Prophecy.
Matthew 24:

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him for to show Him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, Do you not see all these things? Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

And as He sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?

[The Gospel of Luke also records the same event as Christ's disciples questioning Jesus, asking, Master, but when shall these things be? And what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? (See Luke 21:5-9.)]

Warning Signs: In Luke 21 verse 25 thru 27, Jesus tells his disciples specifically of the warning signs that take place during those beginning days of woe.  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, (Note: Within the last 70 year period there have been 3 Tetrads of blood moons and solar eclipses) and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring(See prophetic warning Tsunami Dream) Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: For the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  R And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.)

The Revelation of Jesus Christ

Having been imprisoned on the isle of Patmos, the Apostle John, through the Spirit of God, was given a prophetic revelation that brought further light upon the Almighty's timeline for the Salvation of mankind. John's revelation vision absolutely fell in line with the Prophetic Words of his Savior Jesus Christ, and that of the prophets of old.  Jesus the Christ and the Very Word of God, is the victorious Son of Man, Who in the perfection of His Love and obedience to His Father, Yahweh God Almighty, conquered sin and death for our Salvation, and then presented Himself to His Father in the perfection of His Love and obedience to the glory of His Father God(See Chagigah. the Presentation offering) 

The Word of Holy God Almighty holds the perfection of Truth, and the Promised Messiah of the Garden of Eden had to be of God's original created genetic roots of the first Man/Adam, to save rebellious man kind.  God maintained the perfections of the genetics of His creation of the original Man through to the generational perfection of Noah. After God's destructive flood that destroyed the wicked of the seed of angelic corruption, then the patriarch's generational seed of Adam through Seth, would continue in lineage through to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and King David, and in God's time was conceived as the Word of God in the womb of the virgin Mary, who was the generational Hebrew granddaughter of the first Adam.  The wondrous heavenly sign of this Woman seen in Revelation is; that the Hebrew virgin brought forth a Man Child, Who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: And her Child was caught up unto God and His throne. (See Revelation 12:1-17.) And there appeared another wondrous sign in heaven: And behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns upon his head.  The dragon is Satan the deceiving devil, who stood against the conception of the Word of God with the birth of Emanuel, the Man Child within the true genetic seed of first Man Adam. In the second wonder seen by John, Satan shall not prevail in the war in heaven, and he with his host of angelic corruption will be cast down to the earth to wage war against the children born of the seed from this Woman of Israel.  This seed birthed from the Woman that is Israel, are faithful in keeping the Commandments of God and their testimony is of Jesus Christ/Yeshua haMashiach.

John has seen Jesus/Yeshua, as the Lamb of God that was slain from the foundation of the world for the sins of the world. Jesus, as the risen Lamb of God, is alone the only One found to be worthy to open the Book with the seven seals. (See Revelation 5:1-12.) This Book with the seven seals preexisted before the foundation of the World, and is a prophetic history of that which is to be.

In the same time of John's 1st century vision of the Apocalypse of Revelation, it should be understood that all of the seven seals of prophesy were opened by Jesus Christ.  With the seals having been opened, then the revealed prophecies became effectual from that time forward until the end of the time line when all would be fulfilled.   On logical appearances, and with some good clarity, five of the seven seals can be seen to have taken place, with a continuance into this present fabric of time. 

However, with fear and trepidation, we can only speculate a little on the unseen possibilities of the last two opened seals of God's historical foretelling that will certainly come to pass in the Almighty God's time. The timing of some of the coming events are not clear.  If the prophesied time of great trouble is arriving upon the world, then we can only wait and watch so as to be prepared to quickly change our flawed understanding of God's inevitable righteous justice of this world of iniquity.  It is not wise to settle upon a fault line with the confusion of our speculation, otherwise we will continue to find ourselves stepping on one another, while trying to prove our superior position of knowledge.  Be careful of any heretical doctrine, for pride is a stumbling block that goes before the fall.

For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book:  If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the Holy City, and from the things which are written in this book. (Revelation 22:18-19.)

The Seven Churches of Revelation

Thru God's Spirit, the first 3 chapters of the book of  Revelation, begins to reveal, to the  eyes of John, the glorious appearance and supreme authority of our Lord Jesus Christ. (See Revelation 1:12-20.)  Then we hear the Lord, the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last Word of God's creation, speak to all of His ecclesia for the edification of all.  John is commanded to write the revelation letter and to send it to all of the assemblies, and as such, the letter is to be a correction for the singularity of the heart of all of the churches, and remains an admonishment to the exclusive thinking of the various assemblies of today. 

Even though Christ Jesus seemingly addresses the differing sin problems within the seven assemblies in Asia Minor, the corruption of sin is not singular to a specific assembly, but needs to be seen as common to all, and repented by all, and cleansed in Christ's Covenant Blood, for the Glory of the Agape/Love within the One Holy Body of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We should understand that the whole of the reproof in the Word's of Jesus Christ is amplified 7 times, for the Lord says to each of His Ecclesia and thus to all seven: He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the ecclesia/churches/assemblies.   The Lord of Glory both encourages His people in their accomplishments, and yet He calls for repentance from sin within all of His ecclesia/churches. 

Cause and effect are laid in the balance of God's justice, tempered with His Grace and Mercy to those "in" Christ Jesus.  The cause, is renegade sin, with its devastating violence ending in separating corruption and death.  The historical violence of sin has been offset at times with God's merciful interventions that tempered the destructive force of sin in the world, until the fulfillment of time would come.  Even so, the enemies of the God of the Living, are relentless, and the renegade destructive force of sin and death will continue to accumulate in the earth, until it finally explodes into one catastrophic event at the end of this age.

Let us draw from the Word of God and present the contradictions to the philosophical fabrications of select informed individuals being raptured or caught up before the great Tribulation that will come upon the whole world.  Pertaining to that which is the ecclesia, known generically as the church, there is only One Body, and all of the living members of the One Body of Christ will go through the great trial of faith that is to come.  Christ Jesus, the Savior of all of mankind, is not divided into Jewish believers and Gentile believers: For as the (human) body is one, and has many members (cells), and all the members  (cellular structures) of that one (human) body, being many, are one body: So also is Christ. For by One Spirit [of Grace] are we all baptized into the One Body (of Christ), whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have all been given of the One Spirit to drink.  For the Body (of Christ) is not one member, but many. (See 1st Corinthians 12:12-14.)  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: Them also I must bring, and they shall hear My Voice; and there shall be one fold, and one Shepherd. (See John 10:15-17.) If there shall be one fold and one Shepherd, then there is only the one ecclesia (church) body that listens to the Voice of its One Master.  The Body of Christ, is the church/ecclesia, and the church/ecclesia Body of Christ is made up of the many called out persons within the One Faith of Christ, whether they are Jew or Gentile believers.  For There is One Body, and One Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, One God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (Ephesians 4:4-6.)

Within the One Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is impossible to have the many exclusive divisions that think of themselves as being superior to another prideful sect or denomination.  This thinking is with the mind of flesh, and that mind will develop its own doctrine of superiority.  Now with this individualistic mindset, you can pick and choose to follow the doctrine of the Catholics, or of the Orthodoxy or of Luther, or of Calvin, or of Wesley, or of the Messianic believers, and even those who think they are of Paul or Apolios.  Oh yes, and now you can choose the doctrine of the early rapture, and the left behind.  Not withstanding the prejudices, the church, that is the ecclesia and the fullness of the  One Body of Christ, consist of both the Jew and the Gentile peoples of faith, and they will be tried in tribulation, washing their garments in the Blood of the Lamb of God:  Notwithstanding, the Jewish nation with its people, will be at the forefront of Satan's persecution during the great trials seen in the Revelation of John, and as previously prophesied by the prophets of old.  God Almighty's Word is from everlasting and the culmination of the Tribulation time will be the fulfillment to the Eternal Word of God, and bring forth the Day of the Lord's Wrath against the wicked who have not repented.

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.For many shall come in My Name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Unfortunately, there are those who take Scripture out of context to make it say what their minds of flesh want it to say to the ears of flesh.  The designated Chapter 4 of Revelation is twisted to accommodate their own misguided philosophy.   After this (the correction to the churches), I looked and behold, a door was opened in heaven, and the first voice I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; Which said:  Come up here, and I will show you things which must be hereafter (from that point to the future). And then immediately I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. Look again at the Words of the Prophesy, and understand that this is for the eyes of John alone to witness for us the Revelation of Christ, and we are to see through the eyes of John, the Spirit of Prophesy.  John alone is called up in the Spirit of Prophesy to witness for the people of Faith, the Word of Christ Jesus in vision, and it is not the church that disappears in this time of great trouble.

2nd Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him,2 That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. ( See Mounce Greek interlinear 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3.)

The Word of the Lord to the Church of Philadelphia: Because you have "kept" the Word of Patience, I will also "keep" thee from the hour (of time) of temptation (testing), which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.  Behold I come quickly: hold that fast which thou has that no man take they crown. (See Revelation 3 verse 10 thru 12.) The word "kept" and the word "keep" are both translated from the Greek word Tereos (Strongs G5083.) Do not be confused. This is not a premature rapture, but the Lord is saying that He will keep the person in their patience during the time of great testing that will come upon all that are living upon the earth.

The First Four Seals are Opened

This should not be thought of as four separate future events:
T
he First Four Seals are broken and reveal the violence of the four horse men of the Apocalypse that has been in effect in time.
(See Revelation 6:1-8.)
 


Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
, an 1887 painting by Victor Vasnetsov. The Lamb is visible at the top of the painting.

And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 

[Likewise in Luke's Gospel: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (See Luke 21:9-11.)]

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Theologians, past and present, have no consensus in their philosophical understanding of the first 4 seals and the meaning of the revelation of the 4 horses and their 4 riders.  Some have believed that in the past history, a singular apocalyptic event illustrated the occurring times of each of the horses with their riders.  Then there are others, who see the opening of the seals happening only during the very last days before the coming of the King of kings, and Lord of lords.  While we wait for God's Kingdom of Life to come, let's see if we can intervene and bring to light a clearer picture to the history of sin within Satan's kingdom of death on earth.

Perhaps the one picture above by Victor Vasnetsov correctly displays the inclusivity of the power of the anti-Christ and his kingdom that brings his destruction upon the face of the earth.

6 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

This rider on the white horse, from the beginning is the anti-Christ, even before our Lord Jesus, the Christ of God and the True Bread of Heaven, came on earth to become the Son of Man/Adam.  In the Garden of Eden, Elohim gave His Word declaring that the the genetic seed of Woman would crush the head of evil, while the seed of evil would bruise His Heal.  The seed of Evil had taken power on earth to conquer and destroy any witness of the Almighty God's creation of the first Adam/Man.  But now let's witness the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ, the last Son of Adam/Man, during His forty days in the desert and His encounter with Satan, the Prince of the Air and his power on the earth.

3 And the devil said to Jesus: If thou be the Son of God, then command this stone that it be made bread 4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God. 5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed unto Him all the kingdoms of the world "in a moment of time". 6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give Thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7 If Thou therefore will worship me, all shall be Yours. 8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: For it is written: You shall worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shall you serve. (See Luke 4:3-15.)

Witness that Satan, in his temptations of the Christ of God, revealed within a moment of time, all the kingdoms of the earth that were delivered into his corrupting power.  Jesus, the Incarnate Seed of Woman, worships His Father God Almighty and serves His Father Alone.  Time is relative within the Infinite God's creation, and obviously remains open to the Almighty God, Who created Time, and within His reservation, will give His revelation in time of that which was and is and is to be, to whom He chooses.  All of the seven seals have been opened by Christ Jesus, and the time of occurring events is always in the Hand of God the Almighty.

Satan, after his deception of Adam and Ishshah/Eve in the Garden of Eden, had laid claim to all that was in the earth, including the coming kingdom's of man kind.  The crown on the head of the 1st rider of the Apocalypse reveals that God had given Satan all the rights to that which he had usurped from Adam.  The power of dominion over the earth that had belonged to Adam the first Man, was taken by the deceitful hands of Satan to do as he would choose to do in the earth, even as he is the anti-Christ and despot adversary of the God of creation.  The first rider possessed a bow, and this bow is an instrument of a long range war of stealth, and by stealth the rider on the white horse went forth conquering, and to conquer.  All this usurped power belongs to stealthy Satan, and he will give the power to his like accomplices, to accomplish his own self centered desires.  (See Isaiah 14:12-16.)

3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.  And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

Satan gives power to the rider of the second red horse to destroy peace on earth with a great sword of war that was given to the rider by Satan.

5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

The Power of sin derived from Satan cause famines and inflation to the monetary cost of food.  The rider of famine had no power over the oil (being the Spirit of God) nor the wine (becoming the same Holy Spirit of the Grace in the Blood of Jesus Christ). (See Fountain of Living Water.)

7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.

Satan and his power as sin, is part and parcel with the fourth rider seated on the pale horse.  His name is Death accompanied by Hell.

And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Unfortunately verse 8 has included 2 separate declarations, with the latter sentence of verse 8 having to do with all of the horsemen of the first 4 seals.  The rider on the white horse is Satan the anti-Christ, who gives power to the other 3 riders; the second rider with the sword; the third rider with famine; and the fourth rider with ultimate death and hell.

Witness for yourself when reading the scripture correctly: And (then) power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth.  The translated 'them' is the 4 horsemen together, who are given power over the forth part of the earth.  Their power and control over the fourth part of the land, is to kill with the sword, and with hunger, and with death and [also] with the beast of the field, as they go forth in the power of the first anti-Christ rider, conquering, and to conquer. 

One current prophetic author mistakenly has the 4th rider named Death, as responsible for the killing a forth of the people in the latter days.  His understanding is that since this solitary catastrophic event has not happened as yet, therefore the 4th seal has not been opened.  It needs to be understood that this conception of revelation events is grievously flawed!  These four seals are all open, and the ways of Anti-Christ have been taking place throughout the centuries.  All who follow the mistaken concept of a future time in revelation, have painted themselves in a corner with cheap tacky paint and they are stuck in it.  Full repentance from the misleading error is absolutely necessary before all of their followers and the Ecclesia of God, and then there is the taking of the cleansing Blood of Jesus Christ that will absolve the error of the grave mistake, but not necessarily the consequences.

Our human flesh always desires to prevail in its own judgment of rewards; and justified greed always perverts what was a good beginning in the Lord, the Christ of God.  As many as I Agape/Love, I rebuke and chasten:  Be zealous therefore, and REPENT. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Ecclesia churches. (See full stop of Revelation 3:19-22.) Our self justifying minds have closed the Door to the Eternal Truth that is Christ Jesus, but the Table of the Lord of Truth is full of Grace and the Spirit of Grace is always ready to serve those who open to Him the door of their closed hearts.

Lacking a true vision from the Lord, we now have self proclaimed prophets making their interpretations based on bits and pieces of scripture, having sown them together to make a rent fabric of deception that their unlearned disciples proudly wear. 

All of us are guilty before God, and have minds that have centered on our own self serving doctrines of the flesh, and not God's doctrine of the crucified Christ of God, and we with Him.  We have ignored God's Covenant provisions for the remission of sins, and we will all be tried by our own sins of idolatrous separation from Holy God Almighty.  Our un-repentant sins are producing more sin, and the folly of our sins will seek us out, and bring its own reward.
 

The Fifth Seal.
(See Revelation 6:9-11.)
 

And when He (the Lamb) had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying:  How long, O Lord, Holy and True, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them that they should rest yet for a little season (time), until their fellow servants also and their brethren, should be killed as they were, that it should be fulfilled.  Revelation 6:9-11

Sin, with its inherent violence, has brought death to enslaved humanity by the force of sin and death in the hands of its taskmaster named Death.  However, those souls that John saw beneath Yahweh God's sacrificial altar, were all alive by God's Spirit of Grace.   Each soul beneath the altar, was saved by their Word of testimony in the redeeming Blood of the Lamb of God, Who, in God's Revelation of Time, were slain from before the foundation of the world.  A great number of those souls were of the believing Hebrew saints that came before Christ Jesus' death, and His resurrection from the dead by the Spirit of the Living God: Where by He also went and preached to the spirits (souls) in prison, and when He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (See Ephesians 4:4-9) Then there are those souls that followed in faith after Jesus' absolute Blood sacrifice and resurrection, whereby all saints of God, Jew and Gentile alike, were clothed in white robes, cleansed by the Spirit of the Blood of Jesus Christ. 

These souls that John saw under the altar were each justified by their Word of Faith in the Saving God of Love and Mercy, and collectively they had their sanctuary of rest under the Salvation Grace of Yahweh God Almighty.  All of the saints, before and after Christ Jesus, would rest until the entry of the last of God's new born children of Faith should enter into the Eternal's Kingdom of the Living.

[Luke  21:17 And you shall be hated of all men for My Name's sake.]

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

The Falling Away 


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And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

2nd Thessalonians 2: 3 Let no man 'deceive you by any means': for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away (apostasy) first, and [then] that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition: The man of sin is the son of destruction, and it should definitely be noted that Satan will be bringing forth the full force of sin's reaping destruction upon the earth.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love (agape) of many shall wax (grow) cold.
     Perhaps the reader is wondering who are the many?  Who are the ones whose agape love (of God) fails them in the midst of the increasing iniquity?

2nd Peter 3 verse 4 has a very troubling answer to the questions, when linked to Paul's Words of warning to the Thessalonians.  [Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (Read in context the full warning 2nd Peter 3:3-18] These warning words of Peter, concern the falling away that is to take place in the last days.  The many false prophets who stand in the pulpits preach an unconditional covenant that gives license to the many, who in their own willful deception continue in their lusts without repentance.  Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty's Covenant in the Life Blood of Jesus Christ is freely given, but conditional to the free will repentance of the sinner, and then Almighty God is faithful in His Covenant to remit the sins as if they did not happen. (See Luke 24 verse 45 thru 49.) What is the possibilities of a false faith when those who, continue in the pleasure of their sins, are found waiting on a rapture of bliss that does not happen as they have been told?  And they say: Where is the promise of His coming for all things continue as they were in the beginning? Wherefore the love of the many shall grow cold, and their deception is increased. (See 2nd Timothy 3:1-13.)

13 But he that shall endure (in the Faith of Christ) unto the end, the same shall be saved.

[Luke 21:18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.19 In your patience possess you your souls.]

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Disclaimer: Except for the fore knowledge of the Infinite, the unseen future is a work in progress: From this point on, there is some difficulty in ascertaining certain specifics of events and the timing of the Truth to come.  There is only fearful speculation with logic that is presented for watchful hearts. The specific origin of the Beast as the anti-Christ, and the false prophet are left off, because of several speculative possibilities. (See Revelation 13:1-18.)

The Sixth Seal.

This section on the Sixth Seal is still somewhat open, and will be amended for better communication or left alone to God's revealing thunder of time. First comes the Lightening of His Word. (See Revelation 6:12-17.)

And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earth quake, and the sun became black as sack cloth of hair, and the moon became as blood, and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree when she is shaken of a mighty wind.  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
And all those that hid themselves in rocks of the mountain said to the rocks: Fall on us and hide us from the Face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the Wrath of the Lamb.
 For the great day of His wrath is (to) come, and (then) who will be able to stand?

Clicking on the green linked word 'come' will remove the confusion of the statement, and reveal the true English transliteration of the Greek word 'erchomai'.  The Wrath of God and His Lamb is yet coming, and at that time of the Wrath of God's Judgment, then, who will be able to stand:  For every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of God His Father. (See Isaiah 45:21-25.) No one of any tongue will be left standing!

See First  Revelation 7:1-17

Two Lightening events are revealed to John at this point of the Revelation.

The First: The Word of God is sealed in the minds of the Jewish Servants of God

Begins with John saying: And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that the winds should not blow on the earth, not on the sea, nor on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from east (the rising of the sun), and having the seal of God: and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt not the earth and the sea. Saying : Hurt not he earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them that were sealed; one hundred and forty four thousand of every tribe of the children of Israel.

The one hundred and forty four thousands end time servants of God, are not just from the nation of Israel, but are selected from the scattered children of Jacob throughout the nations of the world.

The Second:  Salvation is of God and His Lamb slain before the foundation of the World.

Begins with John saying: After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people and tongues, stood before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. And they cried out with a loud voice, saying: Salvation to our God, Who sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

Then all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces and worshiped God, saying: Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor and power and might be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

And one of the elders asked me: What are these which are arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?  And I said to him: Sir you know. Then he said to me: These are they which came out of great tribulation (persecution), and have washed their robes, and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.

The sixth seal like the rest of the earlier opened seals is not closed as if it were a solitary happening.  During the great tribulation or persecution of the saints of the saved of God, the trial of faith would continue until there was no more time given for repentance.

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The Seventh Seal is opened.

Seven is the Number that signifies completeness and perfection: With that which is revealed within the opening of the Seventh Seal, then logic would say that opening the Seventh Seal reveals an encapsulation of the beginning of God's Salvation Gift in Christ Jesus until the Ending Events, and then the Day of the Lord.

And when He (Jesus the Lamb) had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.  And I saw the seven angels which stood before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. During the solemnity of heavens' half hour of time the seven angels are given the seven trumpet judgments against sin, and the final warning calls to repentance, before the Great Day of the Lord's Wrath would come. It would appear that the seventh seal brings forth the culmination of all things in a flood of closed time.  There is no other revelation seal to be opened, but only an enclosed series of exclamation points and an ending period.

R The Two Witnesses of God
are given power to prophesy the Words of God in the midst of the sound of the Seven Thunders

And I saw another mighty Angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud, and a rainbow was upon His Head and His Face was as it were, the sun, and His Feet as pillars of fire. And He had in His Hand a little book (scroll) that was open: And He set His right Foot upon the sea, and His left Foot on the earth, and He shouted with a loud voice, as when a lion roars, and when he had cried out Seven Thunders uttered their voices. And when the Seven Thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: And I heard a Voice from heaven say unto me: Seal up those things which the Seven Thunders uttered and write them not. (See Revelation 10:1-11.)

Even though the little book is open, it appears through the cloud of Seven Thunders that with the Lamb of God's opening of the 7th seal that the culmination of all things written will quickly come to its end.  The two witness will prophesy the Truth within the open scroll, and the sweetness in the mouth of John, will become bitter in the end.  The Angel with the golden censor, having been lit with the fire from the golden altar before God, was cast to the earth, initiating Holy God's final call to repentance from the people of the earth. (See Revelation 8:3.)

Sweetness and Bitterness of the prophetic little book?

R14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

The 7 messenger angels, with the sounding of their trumpets, begin to signal one warning of judgment after another with each trumpet calling for a full return to Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God the Almighty.   (See Revelation 8:6-12.)

[Now learn the parable of the fig tree. Truly I say unto you: This generation shall not pass, until all these things be fulfilled.  (See Matthew 24:32-36.)]

The Seven Trumpets

The readers can visit the following Trumpet soundings to consider the final warnings for repentance.

First Trumpet Blast
Revelation 8 verse 7
Hail and fire mingled with blood;

Second Trumpet Blast
Revelation 8 verse 8 thru 9

Mountain of fire cast into the sea;

Third Trumpet Blast
Revelation 8 verse 10 thru 11

The fall of a great star, Wormwood from heaven;

Fourth Trumpet Blast
Revelation 8 verse 12 thru 13

The third part of the sun, moon and stars gave no light;

And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven speaking with a loud voice:
Woe, Woe, Woe to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpets that are yet to sound.

    The reason for the final three Woe's is to bring sinners to repentance from their sin with a turn to God's mercy in Christ Jesus.
 

The Fifth Trumpet Blast
The First Woe

And the fifth angel sounded and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and there arose a smoke out of the pit , as the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Then there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth, and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

A scorpion has a stinger tail, and the sting of this entity will bring 5 months of torment to those that are stricken in their sin. The sorrows of sin are multiplied.

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, and in the Greek tongue, his name is Apollyon. (See the first Woe Revelation 9:1-12.)

The star that fell from heaven is Satan, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon. He is the king and is the angelic being who was given the keys to the bottomless pit.

One Woe is past and behold there comes two more Woes hereafter.

The Sixth Trumpet Blast
The Second Woe

And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet,: Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year to slay a third part of men. (See Revelation 9:13-21.) And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: For I heard the number of them. The number of this army calculates to two hundred million men, who, by fire, smoke and brimstone, will slay a third of mankind. Scripture speaks of the time frame when the 4 wicked and controlling angels will be loosed from the Euphrates River.  These wicked angels will control of the minds of this army of two hundred million men (nations of the East, with China as the principle nation) for three hundred and ninety one days and one hour.

Let all the inhabitants of the earth tremble, for the day of the LORD comes, for it is near at hand; a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of shadow that spreads itself upon the mountains as the dawn: A people great and strong; there has not ever been the like, neither shall there be any more after him, even to the years of many generations. (See Joel 2:1-6.)

The second Woe will take place as it is written, for the strength of the Kings of the East will be manifested for three hundred and ninety days, and will be happening during the third woe which comes quickly (See Revelation during the final 7th Trumpet blast.  It would appear that the time frame of a day and an hour as seen in Scripture, will occur when the sixth angel pours out his vial (bowl) upon the great river Euphrates and the water thereof was dried up that the way of the kings of the East might be prepared. (Revelation 16:12.) Previously in prophetic time, Daniel speaks of this revelation time, when he references the anti-christ, (the abomination that makes desolate) and his fears: "But tidings out of the East and out of the North shall trouble him". (Please see (Daniel 11:43-45.) It would appear that in the poured out sixth vial and in the last day that the Kings of the East in conjunction with the kings of the north, will have a clear pathway across the Euphrates river and will enter into the plains of Megiddo. However in the last hour and; At that time shall Michael stand up, the prince which stands for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation; (See Daniel 12:1.)

RAnd I will give power unto My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore day, clothed in sackcloth. The one thousand two hundred and ninety days (forty two months of God's calendar) given to the two prophets of God, would have begun sometime before the three Woes and the trumpet blast. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the Beast that ascended out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them and kill them. (See Revelation 11:6-12.)

John hears the sound of the seven thunders, and is ordered to not write of that which he had heard. (See Revelation 10:1-7.) And the Angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up His hand to heaven, an swore by Him that lives for ever and ever, Who created heaven, and the things therein, and the earth, and the things that are therein, and the sea and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer. And in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He has revealed to His servants the prophets At the end of the testimony of the two prophets, Satan is revealed within the Beast that was given the key to the bottomless pit. As the day of the Lord draws near, more of the mystery of God should become clearer to the people of God through the prophetic revelation of the Spirit of God, and by the things that will then come upon the earth.

Not withstanding: The Second Woe is past and behold the Third Woe comes quickly.

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The Seventh Trumpet.

Then the seventh angel sounded: and there were great voices in heaven, saying: The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ and He shall reign for ever and ever. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven: (See Revelation 11:15-19.)

And I heard a loud voice in Heaven  Say: Now is come Salvation, and Strength and the Kingdom of our God, and the Power of His Christ: For the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night: But (For) they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death. (See Revelation 12:10-12.)

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the Faith of the Son of God, Who Loved me, and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20.) Witness here the Power of the Spirit of the Life Blood of God's Salvation and Strength of Christ Jesus that brings forth to His people the Entrance into the Kingdom of our God. For they overcame the him (Satan) by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony (of Faith in Christ Jesus), and they loved not their lives unto death.

The Third Woe revealed.
Satan has been cast down

The Wrath of Satan

WOE to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you having great wrath because he knows that he has but a short time. When the dragon (Satan the devil) saw that he was cast down unto the earth, he "persecuted" the Women (Israel), which brought forth the Man Child.  And to the Women (Israel) was given two wings of a great eagle so that she might fly into the wilderness, where she is nourished for a time, and time and half a time (1260 days) from the face of the serpent.  (See Revelation 12:12-17.)

This short period of time, within the end of days, is when the great wrath of Satan and his nature of sin is perpetrated in the human form of the anti-Christ, bringing forth Satan's fearful tribulation persecution of Israel and the redeemed saints of God.  (Consider Isaiah 54 verse 14 thru 16.) For says the Lord our Righteousness: Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by Me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I AM the Door of the sheep. By Me if any man enter in (through the Door), he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I AM come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (See John 10:7-10.) Satan is the thief that has come to steal, and to kill and to destroy the works of God, but we know for a certainty that our Lord Jesus came to bring life to the fallen of faithless mankind.  Therefore, we should understand that this set aside 42 month period is not the wrath of God, but that of Satan.  The noted day of the Lord will only come at the very end of Satan's tribulation wrath of 42 months.  It is at the finale ending of sin's corrupting force that the Only Holy Lord God Almighty will remove that is "rapture" His saints from His day of judgmental wrath against the wicked and the ungodly.

Paul speaks of the time before the great day of the Lord's wrath against the wicked.  For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep (at rest). For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a Shout, with the Voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise (stand up) first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (1st Thessalonians 4:16-17.)

The simplicity of thought is that Paul knows the Word of his Lord and Master through the Gospels and this is what he alludes to: For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord.  Paul's thoughts do not deviate from the Words of his Master as described in what were set in chapter and verses of Mathew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.  To be clear it is the Word of the Lord in Matthew 24 that brings Paul to say: that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord.  

But NOTE again: Satan is the thief and murderer and will be seen as the perpetrator of what is called the Tribulation.  If not for God's intervention, pertaining to the wrathful persecution of Satan, the thief and murderer, then there would be no flesh alive. The destructive wrath of the man of sin would leave the world in total desolation, And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. (See Matthew 24:20 and Mark 13:22.) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds! Note the word 'remain' should be seen as a remnant of those who are yet alive. The Words of our Lord Jesus Christ says it this way in Mark 13 verse 19: For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation of God, until this time neither shall be. Notice in the link that the transliterated word 'affliction' is linked to tribulation, and this affliction is the result of Satan's persecution of the elect of God.

Tragically, there are noted writers and men of the pulpit that defend their false assumptions by compounding their error with opinionated accusations that disparage the Love of Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty, if He does not perform to their prognostication.  They fail to recognize the wrath of the man of sin and sin itself that brings near total destruction of the world.  It is God's intervention that removes His people at this time, bringing an end to the desolation of sin; and then God brings His judgment against the wicked destroyers of His creation of man.

Robert Van Kampen states in one of his books: "God will deliver His faithful elect from persecution and then on the same day begin His destruction of the wicked who remain". There is a definite distinction and demarcation between the wrath of Satan, the accuser of the brethren, and God's day of judgment against the wicked.  Satan's (tribulation persecution) of God's saints ends in chaos, and then the day of the Lord's final judgment against the wicked begins and ends within the length of that day of the Lord.

Note that the KJV's word for  'tribulation' in Strong's concordance G2347, translates in the following manner: tribulation (21x), affliction (17x), trouble (3x), anguish (1x), persecution (1x), burdened (1x), to be afflicted (with G1519) (1x). Perhaps the one notation of 'persecution' would be more suitable for a better understanding of the greater trial of faith that will take place.  Also take note of this Word of Truth: God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: Who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him. (See Acts 10:37-43.) The oppression and persecution is of the devil; for in this world the saved by the Grace of God, will suffer affliction from the persecuting wrath of Satan. (See the Words of Christ John 16:33.)

Magnifying the Word of God in Revelation, we see that after the opening of the seventh seal, the noted third woe reveals the tribulation (persecution) wrath of Satan, with that time culminating just before the Day of the Lord's final judgment against the wicked.  Satan is exposed during this time. as the enemy of the Almighty God, and Satan knowing of his short time, will make his last attempt to be glorified as god.  Therefore, the day of the Lord is not 42 months of the wrath of God, but the last 42 months is the wrath of Satan, the author of sin, as he will ferociously persecute the nation of Israel and the believers in Christ Jesus. In his self deceit, Satan, as always, will be seeking to discredit the Almighty God Yahweh, and establish his own domain.

Abomination of desolation

2nd Thessalonians 2 6 And now you know what [Who] withholds that he [anti-Christ] might be revealed in his time.

15 Therefore when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso reads, let him understand:)

[Luke 21:20 And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.]

 [John 5:43 Jesus says: I AM come in My Father's Name, and you receive Me not: If another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.]

2nd Thessalonians 2:3 Paul continues and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as god sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is god. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?  6 And now you know what (Power) withholds, that he [antichrist] might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity does already work, only He (God's Power in Christ Jesus) who now lets (holds back) will let (hold back) until "he" (anti-Christ) be taken (Ginomai [to arise, appear in history, come upon the stage]) out of the way (mesos [in the midst]).  

Because of its transliteration in the KJV, this verse 7 has been laid open to speculation with natural confusion as to who "he" refers to, and how the words "taken" and "out of the way" have been transliterated from the Greek.  The Holy Spirit of the Father and the Son does not abandon His Covenant people in the midst of these greatest of trials, but will see the faithful believer through to victory in Christ by the Blood of the Lamb.  (See Revelation 12:9-12.) After the resurrection of Christ: Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying: "All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth." (Matthew 28:18.)  The Apostle Paul writes to the Thessalonians "now you know what withholds". The misinterpret "what", is "Who" of Whom the Thessalonians know: Because in the beginning of the Paul's letter, he reminds the Thessalonians of Whom they believe in, Jesus Christ, and of the righteous power that is of Emanuel, the Holy One of God. (See amplified 2nd Thessalonians 1:6-10.) For by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers are made subject unto Him. (1st Peter 3:10-11.)

2nd Thessalonians 2 verse 7 as seen in the original Greek: τὸ3588 that γὰρ1063 for μυστήριον3466 secret ἤδη2355 now ἐνεργεῖται1754 put forth power τῆς3588 this,that ἀνομίας0458 iniquity μόνον3441 forsaken, alone  3588 that κατέχων2772 hold back ἄρτι0737 this moment ἕως2193 until  ἐκ1537 out of μέσου3319 in the midst, middle γένηται1096 appear in history.  

For clarification of thought, perhaps this specific verse 7 and the following verse 8 might be rendered: "For the mystery of iniquity does already work, only He (the Power of Jesus Christ that is of Almighty God) Who now holds back, will hold back until he (the son of perdition) comes upon the stage in the midst of the following away." "So then, Christ Jesus will permit, only until the anti-Christ, the man of sin, be taken out of the way."  For a certainty, the abomination of desolation will be revealed as "all wickedness", when he, the anti-Christ will be seen to stand in the holy place declaring himself to be god. 

2nd Thessalonians 2 8 And then shall that Wicked (one) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His Mouth, and destroy with the brightness of His coming.  On the future "Day of the Lord", and with the brightness of His coming, the Lord Jesus Christ as the Living Word of  God Almighty, will, with the gleaming two edged Sword of His mouth, destroy the anti-Christ along with his cohorts and with the wicked that remain after the tribulation persecution. (See Revelation 19:11-16.)

(See also the full end of Satan in Isaiah 14:12-24 and Ezekiel 28:12-19.) For the only Holy, Holy Holy Lord God Almighty will bring Satan, the wicked deceiver, to be seen as ashes upon the ground.

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16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

[Luke 21:21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter there into.] (See Mark 13:14-19, Luke 21:19-22.)

[Luke 21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people (of Israel).24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and  Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, (See ? Ezekiel 30:1-5.) until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. (See Revelation 11:2.) 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.]

17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
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Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
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But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:

21 For then shall be great tribulation, (Consider the cup of Jeremiah 25:15-37.) such as was not since the beginning of the world (Noah's flood) to this time, no, nor ever shall be. [Luke 17:26 As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man.  They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. (God's Judgment of the un-godly) Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven. (God's Judgment of the un-godly). Even  thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.]  It must be seen that even the coming seven vial judgments of God are contained within the seventh seal that the Lamb of God opens.  The mystery of confusion is exposed by the Angel of great Power and Glory, and then before the seven vial judgments are poured out, another Voice calls from heaven: Come out of her My people that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues: For her sins have reached unto heaven and God has remembered her iniquities.

The Beginning Revelation of Mystery Babylon

And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me: "Come hither, I will show unto you the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters":

Note: The angel is not specified as to which vial he possessed; and also this is the first time that the mystery of the great whore is mentioned as sitting on the first beast that was revealed in Revelation 13 (See Revelation 13:1-4.). We might consider the possibility that the great whore was already seated upon the beast before the seven vial judgments were poured out.

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, with names full of blasphemy, and having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery  Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

The great whore, the Mother of Harlots is a mystery twisted in confusion.  In the midst of Mystery Babylon and the harlots that are birthed in the confusion of the great whore, are peoples that God calls to come out from the midst of the confusion of Babylon, less they are partakers in her punishment. Confusion yet remains, for Mystery Babylon has not yet fallen under the full weight of her sins. The confusion of Babylon has spread itself throughout all nations: For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornications. (Revelation 18:3.)

Some sects of Christianity have thought that Rome's tie with the early church, birthed Mystery Babylon, now the Vatican. (See Revelation 17:4-6.) Now if this is true, then who are the Harlots that would be the confused offspring's of the Great Whore?  The Roman Vatican and her offspring harlots are part of the confusion of Satan, for the mystery of confusion extends before and beyond the time that the iron of Rome, with the mixture of clay, became part of the confusion of the enemy. (See Daniel 2:41-44.) 

Armageddon News has produced a contrarian film documentary that sets the stage for Mystery Babylon to exist in the middle east in the Arab nation of Saudi Arabia. Pease advise yourselves here on U-Tube .

The spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of the great whore and the mixture of harlots, and this same spirit of Anti-Christ continues to work his confusion in the nations of the world!

The Scripture further reads in this Revelation:
And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carried her that has the seven heads and ten horns.  The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Here is the mind, which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the Woman sits upon. And there are seven kings, five are fallen, one is, and the other is not yet come, but when he is come, he must continue for a short time. Prophetically in the Scriptures, "mountains" speaks about powers that are ascribed to the kings that ruled during their times. Of the seven prophetic mountains, five kings that had previously existed, no longer ruled as a mountain of power. A consensus of logical opinions is that the five previous kings of power would have been Egypt, Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece. Even though Egypt is not seen in Nebuchadnezzar's great image, nevertheless at the time that Daniel deciphers the great image, Egypt as a power, ceased to exist as such, for Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon defeated Egypt.   But at the time of John's Revelation writings, Rome was the one ruling king of the fifth mountain of power. The seventh mountain is prophetic in man's  future time, and yet already in existence according to the Mind of the Infinite.  In God's time the seventh mountain will come to exist for a short period of time with the Dragon's (Satan's) power as the anti-Christ. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth and is of the seven, and will go into perdition.

Isaiah's prophetic witness: How art thou fallen from heaven O Lucifer son of the morning? How art thou cut down to the ground who weakened the nations? For thou has said in thy heart: I will ascend into heaven: I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will also sit upon the mountain of the congregation in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds (Shekinah glory.), and I will be like the Most High. Yet thou shall be brought down to hell into the sides of the pit. (See Isaiah 14:10-19.)

(Revelation 14:6-8) And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is (to) come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.  And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.  (See also Revelation 18:1-5.) In the course of Salvations time Mystery Babylon has made all nation to drink of the wrath of her fornication. (See Jeremiah 51:7-10.) Unrepented Sin has its own wrathful violence, and in the end Day of the Lord, the only Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty will judge all nations in His righteousness.

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 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 (those receiving the mark) shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the Presence of the Lamb: (Revelation 14:6-10.)

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The Seven Vial Judgments of God.
And Then shall the End Come.

 

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

And I heard a Great Voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels: Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the Wrath of God upon the earth.

The First Vial Judgment
Revelation 16 verse 2

The Second Vial Judgment
Revelation 16 verse 3

The Third Vial Judgment
Revelation 16 verse 4 thru 7

The Fourth Vial Judgment
Revelation 16 verse 8

The Fifth Vial Judgment
Revelation 16 verse 10 thru 11

The Sixth Vial Judgment
Revelation 16 verse 12 thru 16

The Seventh Vial Judgment
Revelation 16 verse 15 thru 21

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air, and there came a Great Voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne,
 saying: "It is done".

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[Luke 21:32-33 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilledHeaven and earth shall pass away, but My Word shall not pass away.]

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
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For there shall arise false Christ's, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25 Behold, I have told you before.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you: Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: Behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
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For as the lightning comes out of the East, and shines even unto the West; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.

28 For where ever the carcasses is, there will the eagles (vultures) be gathered together.

Parable of the Sower


An important key to our understanding of the day of the rapture (catching way), may be seen in the Lord's parable of the Sower, and also the parable of the wheat and the tares. I caught the latter moments of a message by an unnamed brother on TV. The Scripture reading in Matthew 13 begins: That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.  And such large crowds gathered around Him that He got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then He told the multitude many things in parables.  Jesus/Yeshua tells the multitude, who were following Him, many parables including the parable of the Sower and the linked parable of the tares. In the midst of the parables, the Lord explains the parable of the Sower to His puzzled disciples. Then after the Lord Jesus sends away the multitude of people,  He reveals the mystery of the tares of the field, to His disciples who asked Jesus about the parable.  The following scripture, is the parable of the tares, followed by the Lord's clarifying Words.

Another parable Jesus put  forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, did thou not sow good seed in thy field? from whence then has it tares? He said unto them, An enemy has done this. The servants said unto him, Will thou then desire that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.  Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. (Matthew 13:24-30.)

Jesus answered His disciples and said unto them: He that sows the good seed is the Son of Man. (speaking of Himself.)  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom: But the tares are the children of the wicked one. (referring to the devil Satan.) The enemy that sowed the tares is the devil: The harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angles.  As therefore are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of the world.

The Son of Man shall send forth His angles, and they shall gather out of the kingdom, all things that offend and them which do iniquity and shall cast them into a furnace of fire.  There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  THEN shall the the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.  Who has ears to hear, let them hear. (Matthew 13:36-43.)

It would appear that during the time up until the last harvest, the unrighteous tares were first identified and set aside to be burned with all tares at the last of God's judgment.  But the harvest of the wheat throughout time was gathered up to be stored in the Master's sanctuary of safe keeping.

Now contrary wise, with the Day of the Lord's Judgment at hand, the rapture of the Ecclesia, that being the righteous harvest of the Son of Man would first take place, removing the souls of His people out of the way of the wrath of God.  By One Spirit, the righteous would be within Christ Jesus:

A. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud One sat like unto the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in Thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for Thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

Now comes God's wrath upon the wicked: And yet except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

B. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him (angel) that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

      
1. This same prophetic Word is seen in Joel Chapter 3 beginning in verse 13: Put you in the sickle, for the harvester is ripe;
           Come get you down: for the press is full, the vats overflow, for their wickedness is great.  Multitudes,
           multitudes in the valley of decision: For the Day of the Lord is "near" in the valley of decision. The sun and
           the moon shall be darkened and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

           (See the fullness of this prior Scripture Prophesy within Joel 3:9-16.)

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29 Immediately after the tribulation (the wrath of Satan) of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: Jesus had testified at His Passover Table of the Spirit of Truth Whom He shall send to His people, saying: Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.  The prince of this world is already judged and now we witness Satan's absolute down fall with God's judgment of Satan and his fellow corrupted angels that breed sin and death. (See John 16:7-11.)

Revelation 10 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And swore by Him that lives for ever and ever, Who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:   But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the prophets.

What is the sweetness and the bitterness of the little book that was open, and that John did eat and was sweet in his mouth but brought such discomfort to his belly? (See Revelation 10:8-10.) And He said unto me: Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days,(1260 days) clothed in sackcloth. (See Revelation 11:1-3.)

Where does the 1290 days and 1335 days of Daniel come into play? (See Daniel 12:9-12.)

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven: And then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
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And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

R1st Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  

{R The Feast of Trumpets signals the ingathering of God's harvest from the four winds, and/or at the beginning of the sounding of the last trumpet?}

 

Again the Lord's Warnings to be on Guard.

The Words of the Lord Jesus Christ
Shall not Pass Away.
 

32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh:
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So likewise, when you  shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34 Verily I say unto you: This (That) generation shall not pass, until all these things be fulfilled.

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Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.
(See Matthew, Mark and Luke.)

No doubt there are those who will put their own prideful spin on the Words of Jesus Christ that will not pass away.  Be careful.  The Spirit of Truth reveals that we are all liars that need to repent and look with faith to His Mercy.  God's Mercy is ministered thought His Spirit of Grace Who is One within the New Covenant Blood of His Son Jesus Christ; and the Word of Jesus Christ says:  Take and drink all of you: This is My Blood of the New Covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sin.
 
Jesus the incarnate Word of God says: My Doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me. (John 7 verse 16.)  Even as the Father said unto Me, so I speak. (See John 12 verse 50.)
 Be most careful, for God will not hold guiltless those who tread upon His Word of Salvation.  (See Hebrews 10:29-31.)

36 But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.

37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.
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For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
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And (they) knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.
(See also Luke 17:26-30.)

2nd Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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.

R1st Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

1st Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. 15 For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, (See above Matthew 24 verse 40 thru 41) that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not precede them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain (as a remnant at that time) shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words

Is not Paul talking to the Church/Ecclesia, about the Church/Ecclesia, as concerning the timing of the Lord Christ's return during the tribulation?   Quote: Then we which are alive and remain: unquote: The Words should be a dead give away as to those of the church who are yet alive at the end of the great trial of the tribulation, then they would be caught up in glory with the rest of the saints to be with the Lord forever more.

There is a well know charismatic televangelist teacher of the prophetic, that says he was persuaded against the mid or post-tribulation rapture because of Revelation 19 verse 14.  He calls it the "U Turn Teaching".  However on this point and the others in Revelation, he, misunderstands that its not that the saints are raptured up in the clouds of glory, only to do an about face, and return to do battle alongside of the King of kings.  No! The Scripture in sequence reads: And the armies which were in heaven followed Him (King of kings) upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean(See Revelation 19:11-16.) This prophesied event would appear to take place after the wedding feast for all of those that are called in Christ Jesus and Love their Lord. (See Revelation 19:5-10.) Then it is after this blessed event of the marriage of the Lamb of God, that John sees the heavens are opened up and the Lord of Hosts is leading His armies to battle in the valley of Har-Megeddon. Twice the scriptures report the confirming Words of the Lord of Host: For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when He shall come in His Own Glory, and in His Father's, and of the holy angels. (Mark 8:38.) The Bride of Christ is not part of the armies of the Lord, for the Bride is probably yet resting from her own works and enjoying the great peace that she has in God's Kingdom.  It is the incarnate last Son of Adam/Man from the Seed of Ishshah/Woman that is coming forth to crush the head of all evil, Satan. When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: (See Matthew 25:30-32.)

42 Watch therefore: for you 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 you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of Man cometh. (See continuation Matthew 24:45-51.)

Salvation through (with) Sanctification
2nd Thessalonians 2:13-15

13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through (in, with) sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the Truth: (See the sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus Christ 1 Peter 1:2, and Hebrews 10:19-25. )
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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 you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

Traditions

Salvation and Sanctification is of the One Holy Spirit of God, wherein we, as new creations in His New Covenant, would stand fast in God's Word of Truth.  But when the kindness of God our Savior and His Love for mankind appeared, He saved us; not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of regeneration: We were cleansed from our past sins, in the Serum Water of our Baptism into the death of Jesus Christ, but we have left off the Spirit of Truth's Sanctifying Blood of Holy Communion that separates our redeemed souls from our present sins of our corrupted flesh.   Also by renewing of the Holy Spirit,  He poured out this Spirit on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that having been justified by His Grace, we may become heirs with the hope of eternal life. (See Titus 3:4-7.) Yahweh God gave, through the abundance of His Spirit of Life, everything in His New Blood Covenant that the redeemed of the Lord have need of, so as to make them more than a conquer through Jesus Christ Who Loved/Agapao them.

The True Form of Doctrine

But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin, but now you have obeyed from the heart that Form of Doctrine which was delivered unto you.  Being then made free from sin, you became servants of God. (See Romans 6 verse 16 thru 23.)

That Form of Doctrine was established at our Lord's final Passover Table, when the True Bread of Heaven, in the form of the flesh of Man, ended the old covenant in the blood of sacrificial animals, and ordained the New Covenant in His Blood as the Son of Man/Adam.  For the Lord Jesus had previously declared: Unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood you have no Life within you.  Those Word's of the Christ of God, are not an allegory, but are the True Substance of the Spirit of the Word of God, given for the Sanctification of the soul and spirit of the redeemed.  For God's Unleavened Salvation Bread says on that first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread: Take and eat: This is My Body given for you.  Take and drink all of you: For this is My Blood of the New Covenant that is shed for many for the remission of sin. (Matthew 26:26-28.)

However, our flesh being corrupted in sin, is dismissive of the essential Holy Tradition that the Christ of God ordained for the remission of sins of the flesh for all of His disciples.  From the time of Constantine until now we have followed in the way of Rome, and established through our own ignorance, our own trivialized communion event that lacks the unseen substance of the Spirit of God.  The Roman Catholic institution, with their evolving doctrine of Transubstantiation, would dismiss the giving of the New Covenant Blood of Christ Jesus, as being inclusive in the communion bread.  The satanic enemy of God, remains present in the protestant churches to foster false doctrines that satisfy the flesh of sinful mankind, but tramples underfoot the Sanctifying Blood of Jesus Christ.  The scriptures admonishes us not to grieve the Holy Spirit of God: For even as the Holy Spirit of God is not symbolic, neither is the Communion Blood symbolic, but is of the unseen Substance of Life that is of the Holy Spirit of God. (See Hebrews 10 verse 26 thru 31.) God's Gift of His Holy Spirit of Life is One with the Serum Water and the Life Blood that Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, shed on the cross at Calvary.  Through Faith, we are born of the Spirit of God, and as children of the Most High, God will nurture and bring correction to His children through His Holy Spirit that is One with His incarnate Son, born of the genetic flesh of Adam/Man. 

We have entered into Covenant with God, not by our will of the flesh, but by the saving Will of God, and the Will of God is that we would cease to do evil, and learn to do well and Live.  We do not stand in the strength of corrupted flesh that perishes because of corrupting sin, but we stand in the Strength of God's Spirit of Life, as children of the Living God, Who is the Giver of His Spirit of Life. 

Because of the trite traditions of men, the fullness of God's New Covenant of Grace in the Life Blood of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, is negated, with Communion being seen as a non effectual tradition that does nothing for the flesh of mankind.  And now, even the children of promise continue in their sins of the flesh, becoming numb and ignoring the reproof from the Holy Spirit, and see no need of receiving His Covenant correction through the sanctifying Blood of Jesus Christ.  Jesus, the Living Vine, declares at the Passover Table:  I AM the True Vine you are the branches.  He that lives in Me, and I in him, the same branch brings forth much fruit:  For with out Me (the True Vine) you can do nothing. (See John 15:1-8.) Even so, without the remembrance of the Truth, the Lord's ordained Tradition of Communion, is an empty tradition without the Life of the Spirit, just like faith without works is dead.  Holy Communion is God's Living Tradition of Love given for the sanctification of the heart of the person that repents from the core of their being.  The Spirit of Life flows through the only True Vine of God's only begotten Son, and if the flow of the Spirit is being stifled because of the corruption of unbelieving sin, then the branch within the Vine will die, and fall away from the Life Source that is in the Blood of the Vine.

Apparently, as a warning to us, Ananias with his wife Sapphira were self deceived within their own covetous hearts and broke covenant with Holy Holy, Holy God Almighty, and forfeited their lives with lies. (See Acts 5 verse 1 thru 11.)

16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, Who has loved us, and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
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Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.  And they overcame the evil one by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (Revelation 12:10-11.)

With  the coming of God's Salvation in Christ Jesus, heresies continue to flourish through the same spirit of anti-christ that bought mankind into captivity.  In our corrupted humanity, we are all guilty before God, and our minds of flesh will inevitably center on the call of our own self serving flesh, causing us to forget God's doctrine of the crucified incarnate Christ of God, and we, his called disciples with Him.  In our cultivated unbelief's, we have ignored God's Covenant provisions given through His Spirit for the remission of sins for the Body of Christ, and have settled into our own little clicks of special privileged doctrines.  We will all be tried by our own sins of idolatrous separation from holy, holy, holy God Almighty.  Our unrepentant sins are producing more sin, and the folly of our sins will seek us out, and bring its own rewards in the sowing and the reaping to the flesh. 

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