Every one has their theories. We hear it from scholars, prophetic teachers and the like.
There really is a lot that we don’t know as most of sit on the side lines listening to what this person and that person says about their prophetic views. Our beliefs happen to go along with these views as well. The Bible is filled with prophecies and unless you really get into the meat of the scripture and study it, we will always draw our own conclusions.
Whether it is pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib, pre-wrath; we have all been taught by our pastors,teachers and theologians one way or another. Questions like Is Jesus coming before the Tribulation? Who is the false prophet? Who is the beast of Revelation? What are we really looking for? The real truth is always the answer. No one really knows as I see it cause scripture changes meaning for each individual. Sometimes it is twisted to mean something entirely different.
So Spiritual discernment in this case is very important. Many of the people, sisters and brothers that I have met discuss all the possibilities of what is going to happen and what to watch for. I tend to really pay attention to what our Savior said, when He came to the earth and preached about the Kingdom. Seek the Kingdom and all these things will be given unto you. It takes a lot of time in study, prayer and a relationship with our Majestic Father.
Some think they can just open the Bible and be able to read it like a story book, “It is NOT just a story book” The whole Word of God is on His timeline, not a man’s made up chart on dispensationalism. In this part of the menu I will give you my humble opinion.
Matthew 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
Matthew 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
Jesus spoke in parables as in the sower of soils. Some will listen but not retain the word, some will hear but not follow through, and some will listen but the enemy comes to steal away the Word with doubts. It is those who hear, retain and follow through in obedience doing the Fathers will that blossom and produce fruit.
1 Corinthians 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
We are fighting an invisible enemy in the spiritual realm, but, even saying this will be scoffed at by some cause they do not believe in the inspired Word of God.
Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
So with all that said, “I personally do not believe in a pre-trib rapture” I will back my claim up in another post and another page later. What makes every one think that we are so “special” that we are not going through tribulation? Some are already going through something, and are being tested. Noah went through tribulation, Abraham went through it and even Jacob, who’s name was changed by the LORD to Israel. Let me give you some food for thought,
Matthew 24:3 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?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 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.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 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!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
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.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, 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.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation 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:
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.
31 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.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.