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The Coming Tribulation

By Elizabeth Prata

Below is a Youtube video figuratively showing the Rapture and Tribulation. The end is nigh. Get right with Jesus if you have not already. Ask Him to forgive your sins. What you see in the video WILL occur, and soon. Why “soon”? The rapture has always been imminent. Also, we are one day closer to the Tribulation than we were yesterday, and 2000 years ago.

These events aren’t solely predicted in the ‘weird’ book of Revelation. The word of God relates the fact of these predicted events in many different books of the Bible. Daniel, Zechariah, Isaiah, Matthew, 2 Peter, and more. They occur because Jesus will close the Age of Grace and finally punish the world in His wrath for its sin. (The rapture removes believers first, because we are not appointed to wrath- 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Revelation 3:10.)

There are two destinies. Grace and bliss for believers in heaven upon death or just prior to the coming Tribulation, or for those remaining on earth when these things happen, punishment in wrath; and eternal punishment afterward in death. A person can be one of the traveling lights streaming off-earth seen at the beginning of the video, or a person can be among the people seen in the rest of the video…enduring horror after horror in God’s wrath.

Confession, repentance for sin, and belief in the resurrected Jesus makes the difference. Do the former and you will be lifted to heaven if you’re alive or resurrected and lifted if you are dead. (1 Thessalonians 4:15). Fail to deal with your sin prior to these things coming upon the earth, means you will be punished for your sin during the Tribulation.

Special note: people WILL come to faith after the rapture, many of them. Revelation 6:9 and 20:4 speaks to their existence in heaven. But since they had not repented during the Age of Grace, they were not taken up in the rapture (removal of the believing faithful) and thus are on earth when God’s wrath for sin is poured out.

But do not wait. The LORD will send a great delusion upon the earth so that many will NOT believe. )2 Thessalonians 2:11). You could be one of these who waited too long. And, of course, death occurs every day. No one is promised a tomorrow.

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4 thoughts on “The Coming Tribulation

    1. Paul was of two minds also-

      For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 23I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. Philippians 1:21-24

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  1. I’ve often heard the teaching that those who hear the gospel before the rapture will not have another opportunity to be saved after it, that the only ones who will be saved during the Tribulation will be those who have never heard the gospel. This makes sense to me, but I don’t know where they are getting this and I don’t remember ever reading anything that would support it. Do you?

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    1. Well, I’m not sure. I, too, have heard people say that no one will be saved in the Tribulation, or only some, and so on. Not so. It will actually be the largest revival ever, many will be saved. Here is what we DO know.

      Revelation 7:7, 14, 13:15 and Revelation 20:4 show unequivocally that many will be saved in the Tribulation. They have a hard go, and many will be martyred (beheaded), but they will be saved.

      Some believers will be left alive when Jesus returns and puts down the armies at Armageddon. This is so that humans repopulate the world. When Isaiah speaks of children playing with tame snakes, the wolf lay down with the lamb, someone dies at age 100 they say, “aw, so young…” this is the millennial kingdom. So believers will come to faith in the tribulation, many die and will be resurrected & glorified,but some will enter the Millennial Kingdom alive as normal humans.

      It is also true that two other NT verses play into this situation. Maybe people apply Hebrews 6:6 to the Tribulation, that once having heard the Gospel and rejected it, or at least not having accepted it, can’t repent.

      and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. Heb 6:6

      And also, just as the Tribulation ramps up, the LORD sends a great delusion unto the people so that they will believe the lie. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.

      Suffice to say, repenting in the Age of Grace (now) is much better that putting it off until later. The odds diminish substantially. Between the hardness that comes on a person for having rejected the Gospel, and the strong delusion, it doesn’t look good. But people are saved despite that. For His glory!

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