Tribulation Encouragement

This Endtime article starts off with the sealing of the saints and then melds into the Tribulation Trumpets. These are called the seven trumpets of the Great Tribulation!- That is last 3 1/2-year period of man’s history, the last half of the Antichrist’s terrible reign of terror against all religions, all faith, all gods, in which he tries to set himself up as God Himself & abolish all other religions except the worship of himself! And he sits in the Temple of God as though he were God & claiming that he is God! (2Thessionians 2:4.)

SEALING OF THE SAINTS TO GO THROUGH THE GREAT TRIBULATION!

Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

It is still unclear what the significance of the one hundred and forty-four thousand is. Theories have been floated for centuries as to whom the one hundred and forty-four thousand are, but the fact is we won’t really know until the Lord decides to reveal who they are. Some endtime Bible scholars suggest that these 144,000 are the spiritual leaders that will help lead the great multitude of all nations through the 3-1/2 years of Great Tribulation?

Revelation 7:9 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;

So here John sees a great multitude which no man could number, of all nations coming out or going through the 3-1/2 years of great tribulation. Many Bible Scholars suggest that this great multitude will also be protected from the Tribulation Trumpets as well.

Please remember that though there seems to be protection from the Tribulation Trumpets for the Christians, but the Antichrist & his Government are making war against the Christians & trying to hunt them down & kill them as the Christians are not submitting to the Antichrist Government & are refusing to take the 666 mark of the Beast & worship the image of the antichrist that is being promoted by the False Prophet.

Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him (Antichrist) to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

Daniel 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Daniel 11:33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

The Bible also describes that the Lord will have various safe areas around the world where those who flee the Antichrist persecution & the coming 666 Mark of the Beast financial system will have places of safety.

Revelation 12:6 And the woman (symbolizing the Christians) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days (3-1/2 years.)

Revelation 12:14 And to the woman (symbolizing the Christians) were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

The true Church, the Bride of Christ, those who have received Jesus as their Savior.--“Here again is the 3-1/2 year period of the Great Tribulation of the Church!--With the Dragon, Satan, cast out of Heaven & persecuting the Church, who has fled to her place for “a time (1 year), times (2 years) & half a time” (1/2 year), 3-1/2 years, “from the face of the serpent!” She (The Church) was nourished or fed in the Wilderness.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Before we get into the tribulation trumpets I want to give a brief rundown of the last 7 years. The antichrist confirms a 7 year covenant with many. Under the covenant Jerusalem could possibly become the religious capital of the world especially for the Jews, Muslims & Christians as they will share Jerusalem. The Jews will rebuild their 3rd Temple & reinstate their daily animal sacrifices. The 2nd temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. by the Roman army. In the middle of the 7 years or 3-1/2 years into the 7 year covenant the Antichrist will break the covenant & take away the daily animal sacrifices and he will sit in the rebuilt Jewish temple & abolish all religions & the antichrist will declare himself as God & to be worshipped.

2nd Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2nd Thessalonians 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

2nd Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (Jesus 2nd Coming) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2nd Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

As we now move into the 7 Tribulation Trumpets again remember these trumpets are focused on the people of the world who worshipped the antichrist & his image that the false prophet set up in the Temple area & the people who received the coming 666 financial system with a Mark in their right hand or forehead possibly in a form of a chip implant that we hear so much in the news regarding this technology.

THE FALSE PROPHET AND IMAGE OF THE BEAST:

Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth (False Prophet); and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

Revelation 13:12 And he (False Prophet) exerciseth all the power of the first beast (Antichrist) before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast (Antichrist), whose deadly wound was healed.

Revelation 13:13 And he (False Prophet) doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

Revelation 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he (False Prophet) had power to do in the sight of the beast (Antichrist); saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

Revelation 13:15 And he (False Prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. 666

THE FIRST GREAT TRIBULATION TRUMPET:

Revelation 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Sounds an awful lot like an atomic war, doesn’t it? And I’m inclined to believe that it is--this hail & fire raining down from above!--Atomic bombs that destroy a third of all the trees & all the green grass, think of that! How horrible! It’s possible in an atomic war.

Until recently starting in 1945, such massive global destruction as described in this 2000- year old prophecy was hard to imagine

But now that the atomic Pandora’s Box has been opened, we see how such horrors could literally be loosed on the Earth.

If a multi-megaton bomb were exploded just over New York City or Chicago or any major city, it would literally suck up hundreds of thousands of tons of debris, including thousands of bodies, into raging inferno, casting them back on the earth as debris and fallout, many of the heavier pieces of concrete falling as gigantic hail stones, and just as it says here: “hail and fire mingled with blood (all those bodies) were cast upon the earth.”

Description Of An Atomic Blast at Nagasaki & Hiroshima?

Zechariah 14:12

…“THEIR FLESH SHALL CONSUME AWAY WHILE THEY STAND UPON THEIR FEET!”--THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU’RE NEAR AN ATOMIC BLAST. “There was a famous picture of a woman’s skeleton still standing holding her baby’s skeleton with the bones welded ‘together from the intense heat. “Their flesh literally “consumed away as they stood upon their feet!” And their eyes shall consume away in their holes.” This is exactly what happened to some of the people in Nagasaki & Hiroshima who looked at the blast & their eyeballs melted right in their sockets & ran down their cheeks! This happened! It’s already happened, folks, in atomic blasts!

Also the Prophet Joel could possibly be describing an Atomic Blasts:

“And I will shew WONDERS IN THE HEAVENS AND IN THE EARTH, BLOOD, AND FIRE, AND PILLARS OF SMOKE (like the huge pillars of the A- Bombs full of blood and fire) ... before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.” (Joel 2:30,31)

There are other verses that also seem to describe what could possibly be nuclear war in Revelation Chapters 17 and 18. And these Chapters explain, who will possibly be fighting this horrific Atomic War & other details.

SECOND TRUMPET:

Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

Revelation 8:9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed

This great mountain could be the literal sinking of some great land mass into the ocean. How could a great land mass falling into the ocean turn a third part of it into blood, causing many creatures in the sea to die and destroying a third of the ships? Well, the ships being destroyed is easy: HUGE TSUNAMI WAVES OVER TWO AND THREE HUNDRED FEET HIGH would do the trick for sure.

Interesting News articles regarding possible future land masses falling into the ocean:

“Wipeout: Slide could swamp coasts”

The Financial Times

Geologists are anxiously monitoring a huge chunk of Hawaiian mountainside--12 miles long, 6 miles wide and 5.4 miles deep--that is creeping out to sea.

There’s a remote risk that the Kilauea volcano, one of the most active in the world, will slump into the ocean, triggering a gigantic tsunami, a wave up to 990 feet high, which could devastate coastlines around the Pacific from California to Australia.

Although no tsunami on that scale has been recorded during historic times, there is scientific evidence for mega slumps and gigantic tsunamis in the Pacific in the past.

Sonar images of the ocean floor show landslides involving hundreds of square miles of rock. And geologists have found deposits of crushed coral, lumps of pumice and other wave-borne debris up to 1,000 feet above sea level in Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand.

Although the threat of a devastating tsunami is greatest in the Pacific, there may be a remote risk in other oceans, too. The island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is a possible slumping site, and some geologists fear that the steep west side of La Palma in the Canary Isles could collapse into the Atlantic, generating a tsunami that would devastate the eastern U.S.A. coast.

“Scientist warns of Atlantic tidal wave”

Calls for monitoring of key Canary Island volcano

LONDON - The bad news is tens of millions of people along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada may drown if the slow slippage of a volcano off north Africa becomes a cataclysmic collapse.

The western flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma will collapse, sending walls of water 100 meters high racing across the Atlantic.

A chunk of the volcano the size of a small island began to slide into the ocean in 1949. There is almost no monitoring of the volcano, giving virtually no chance of any advance warning of another eruption, which could trigger the catastrophe.

“The U.S. government must be aware of the threat. I am sure they are not taking it seriously,” McGuire of the Benfield Grieg Hazard Research Centre told reporters. “They certainly should be worried, as should the island states of the Caribbean.”

He said the giant tidal wave or tsunami triggered by such a collapse would hit the other islands of the Spanish-owned Canaries within an hour and reach the north African coast within two hours.

Between seven and 10 hours later, waves still several tens of meters tall and traveling at the speed of a jet plane would be swamping the Caribbean and crashing into the eastern seaboards of South and North America.

McGuire urged the governments of Spain and the United States to fund monitoring of the volcanically active La Palma — a project he said could be achieved relatively cheaply.

He said the slow collapse — started by an eruption in 1949 — would almost certainly be turned catastrophic by another eruption of the volcano, which erupts every 25 to 200 years.

The last eruption was in 1971, and prior to 1949, the previous eruption was in 1712.

“A future president of the United States must make a call on what to do when La Palma collapses,” he said.

“Seismic activity in country’s center sparks debate”

After California quakes, attention turns to New Madrid zone

By KC Wildmoon, CNN

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Earthquakes on the West Coast have prompted fresh speculation about “the big one” -- a quake that could dump a huge section of California into the sea.

THIRD TRUMPET:

Revelation 8:10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

Revelation 8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

As you can see, by the use of the terminology “star,” and a “great star falling from heaven, burning as it were a lamp,” this is very possibly describing a comet or a very brilliant and fiery asteroid striking the earth, and the gasses given off by its chemical structure or makeup are poisonous, and pollute the water so badly that many people die from drinking it!

At this point, it is also important to note that during these “tribulation-trumpets” only one third of the earth and sea are affected by these judgments. This will mean something of great significance later on here, concerning the two different Biblical time periods of the “tribulation,” and the “wrath of God.”

FOURTH TRUMPET:

Revelation 8:12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

There’s going to be so much volcanic ash & horrible pollution in the air--probably from atomic war, etc.--that the atmosphere is going to be horribly polluted to the point that it’s going to actually be dark in some places, as it was in some of the great volcanic explosions.

In a world where tons of debris have been sucked up into the atmosphere by atomic blasts, and in a world where all the “green grass is burnt up” (or parched brown by the intense heat), resulting in gigantic, worldwide dust storms, THIS FOURTH TRUMPET SOUNDS LIKE THE TYPE OF VISIBILITY YOU COULD EXPECT TO HAVE.

Science has only realised that this type of global destruction was possible since the beginning of the atomic age in 1945, but John saw it nearly 2,000 years ago--and many other Prophets envisioned it before him! Two of the most outstanding predictions are in the Old Testament.

Both predict the Atomic war as one of the signs which occurs before “The Day of the Lord”.

Revelation 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

He says, “There are coming yet three more woes upon the Earth.” Four have already occurred under the first four trumpets of the Tribulation, first four periods of the Tribulation period

; Each of these trumpets is like a herald an angel sounds & heralds a new & more awful period of the Tribulation one by one. If you’re here & still alive, possibly you’ll know exactly the progress of the Tribulation period by what’s happening, whether you’re under the first trumpet, the second, the third, the fourth, & so on.

REVELATION CHAPTER 9

5th Tribulation Trumpet

One question nearly everyone has is whether John’s descriptions are literal or symbolic. Undoubtedly there are some of each. Another thing to bear in mind is that he was seeing in a vision things he had never seen before—things of our day—so he had to describe them in the terms of his own experience and in language that the people of his day could understand. For example, John had never seen tanks or planes or guns or bombs or heard their roar. So if he was watching modern warfare, he might describe tanks as chariots or warplanes flying at then incomprehensible altitudes as locusts.

Many things in the book of Revelation remain mysteries or topics of speculation. As future events unfold, Jesus will help us understand more.

Revelation 9:1 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.

You notice it calls this star a “he”. In other words, it’s an angel. God often uses the words interchangeably. He calls angels stars, & He calls stars angels. And this falling star opened the bottomless pit”

Revelation 9:2 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.

Revelation 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

REV.9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

NOTICE THAT THESE PLAGUES WHICH ARE BEING RELEASED UPON THE EARTH DON’T HURT GOD’S CHILDREN AT ALL! They don’t hurt the people of God at all! They are sent to punish man, mankind, & particularly the followers of the Beast, the Antichrist. They are sent to torment them if this is a literal description of what John saw.

Revelation 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

Revelation 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

Revelation 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

Revelation 9:9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

Revelation 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

We don’t know whether John’s descriptions of these locusts are literal or symbolic

If they are a literal description of what John saw these creatures have power to inflict pain with their stings for five months, and their victims will wish they could die but apparently can’t. Like much in the book of Revelation, this passage is cryptic; and although some have tried to explain exactly what these creatures are, it seems we won’t really know until we actually see them.

GOD IS GOING TO PROTECT US EVEN IN WARFARE from these planes & tanks & guns & bombs & bullets or even monsters, if it’s a new kind of monster that’s never been seen before! They’re not going to hurt us, He said, just the people who have the Mark of the Beast on them instead of the Mark of the Lord in their forehead.

Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Obviously, if he’s out of the bottomless pit, you know pretty much whose angel he is! Some say it’s the Devil himself; other’s say it’s one of the Devil’s archangels?

Revelation 9:12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

Revelation 9:13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

Revelation 9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

Revelation 9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

Here comes another judgment of God!--Four angels, obviously four angels of judgment.

Revelation 9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

That’s Two hundred million!

Revelation 9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

Revelation 9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

Revelation 9:19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

This sixth trumpet obviously has to do with war occurring during the period of Great Tribulation. What these horses with heads of lions and mouths that breathe fire are is for now a mystery. But it seems that the armies involved numbered 200 million, and the casualties in that war were a third of all mankind. That surely sounds like a time of great troubles or Great Tribulation. Maybe they’re tanks with guns issuing fire & brimstone, & maybe that’s the best way he could describe them.

THEY LOOKED LIKE SOME KIND OF HORSE, it’s some kind of vehicle coming. And they had heads like lions--have you ever seen the turret on the top of a tank revolving like a head? It looks like the head on a monster because it revolves & looks different directions & its gun revolves with it, & out of its mouth it belches fire & brimstone & smoke, & even worse, or maybe it’s something we’ve never even seen yet or seen before, & that’s the best way he could describe it. Whatever it is, they were either war horses or engines of war!

Revelation 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

Revelation 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Think of that! In spite of all this horrible period of Great Tribulation, particularly upon those, who took the 666 Mark of the Beast in their right hand or forehead, they would not repent!

THE VICTORY:

Revelation 10:7 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.

“But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel when he shall begin to sound.”--What’s he sounding? The 7th Trumpet! “The mystery of God shall be finished!” Now what’s the mystery of God that’s going to be finished when we hear the Last Trumpet? To find out what mystery is turn to 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

1st Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

1st Corinthians 15:52 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.

What does it say? “Behold, I show you a mystery.” He calls it a mystery, right? BUT WHEN ARE WE ALL GOING TO BE CHANGED? WHEN ARE WE GOING TO RISE & receive our new eternal bodies? WHEN’S THE RAPTURE GOING TO OCCUR? WHAT’S GOING TO ANNOUNCE IT? The Last Trump!

“…the mystery of God should be finished.”--Finished! And of course He says there, “As He hath declared to His servants the prophets.” Finished! They’ve been prophesying that from cover to cover in this Bible! So the mystery of God shall be finished. Isn’t that what Paul just got through saying in 1Corinthians15:51 & 52?“I show you a mystery.” It’s going to be finished.--When? The Last Trump! What’s going to happen? The Rapture! It’s obvious! That’s a specific reference to Jesus’ Second Coming and the Rapture.

IT ALSO TALKs ABOUT A TRUMPET SOUNDING IN 1THESSALONIANS 4. 16-17

1THESSALONIANS 4:16 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:

1THESSALONIANS 4:17 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.

The Trump of God shall sound, there’s your Last Trump, the seventh trumpet!

And it Matthew 24:29-31 Jesus says:

MATTHEW 24:29 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:

MATTHEW 24:30 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.

MATTHEW 24:31 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.

Are you tuning into the signs of the times & preparing for the exciting endtime Bible Predictions? If not, start today & if you’re not saved & bound for heaven, then simply say this prayer to receive the free gift of Eternal life. “Lord Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God and that You died for me. Please forgive me for all my sins. I ask You, Jesus, to please come into my heart and give me you’re free Gift of Eternal Life! Help me to love You and to love others by telling them about You and Your Love. In Jesus’ name I pray.”