Escaping The Coming Great Tribulation
America and all nations of the world, are about to head into a terrible time of great affliction and tribulation that God, not this writer, speaks of as a time that there has never been the like, or will ever be after it!
Is there a way of escape from this great terrible trial that is coming upon all the world, or is all of this time of great judgment just gloom and doom words from this writer. Christ, Himself, says in His word that this is the gloom and doom time of God's judgment, and it will come to pass, and is yet to be fulfilled. Does He also say there is a way of escape from this affliction and great trial coming to all the earth?
Mat. 24:21-22 - " For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be, and except those days should be shortened, (God's intervention to stop man's devastation against all life) there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake (God's chosen saints) those days shall be shortened."
Mark 13:19, 32 - "For in those days shall be affliction (human suffering and destruction) such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be." Verse 32, "but of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father."
Luke 21:22 - "For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled."
Luke 21:35-36 - "For as a snare shall it ( these days, this time of great trial) come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Verse 36, Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you many be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."
Revelation 3:10 - "Because you have kept the word of my patience (waiting upon the Lord in obedience and faith), I also will keep you from the hour of temptation (trial of testing during great adversity), which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."
I Thessalonians 5:2-6 - "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord (the beginning of the tribulation) so comes as a thief in the night. v.3 For when they shall say PEACE AND SAFETY, then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child and they shall not escape. v.4 But you , brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. v.5 You are all the children of light, (the saints of God) and the children of the day; we are not of the night, nor of darkness. v.6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others but let us watch and be sober."
Are people sleeping today, and especially those confessing to be Christians? The true saints and Christians of Jesus Christ, even though they don't know the day, or the hour, can know the year and season of the beginning of the tribulation and Christ's intervention to lead his ACCOUNTED WORTHY saints out to a place of protection! Or else their watching the conditions of the society and world would be of no value to them in knowing the beginning season of the great trial in order to prepare themselves in their mind, heart and body to flee.
Mat. 24:20-21 - "Pray you that your flight (to flee) be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation , such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time no, nor ever shall be."
This world has never experienced a time that it finds itself in today, and a time that is being threatened to get much, much worse, where all life can be wiped out! Our society has now progressed to the place and time where living conditions on earth are quickly becoming unfit, dangerous, with such violence and lawlessness in governments and societies by their creating such unhealthy, environmental conditions that are threatening the extinction of all life! This fearful time has quickly come upon all of us by the threats of terrorism against life from many life destroying ways. It has resulted in taking of lives and with the fear that many more lives can be taken through either nuclear weapons, which can destroy whole cities resulting in the death of many people, or death through anthrax, or death through man-created diseases, and him introducing and perpetuating older disease causing epidemics that can destroy all of mankind, or creating such horrible living conditions that are totally unsuitable for life on the earth. If Christ does not step in, all life including His Saints, will be destroyed from the earth, but because of His Elect He will intervene! Christ's presence and guidance in their lives will be known and revealed to the world through His protection He will provide for them!
Jesus Christ inspired John in a vision to write in more detail of these days of affliction as is revealed in Revelation, beginning in Chapter 6. John was inspired to write the successive stages given as Christ opens the 7 seals, which will be the progression of this great trial coming upon all the earth as it pertains to all people and to a time of cleansing all believers, confessing to be followers of Jesus Christ in chapters 6 & 7. These people will be confessing Christians, but people who have not really known Christ, even though they confess His Name, and even confess to be commandment keepers. They, as professed believers, will not examine their lives to judge themselves now as Christ commands them to do, I Corinthians 11: 30-32, to see if they are really in the faith. By making this decision, they are asking Christ to judge them later during this great trial of great affliction coming upon all the earth. We have a number of articles on our webpage that will assist a meek and a truly humble person, along with his Bible, to examine himself.
Revelation 6:2 - (Christ opens the 1st seal) "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 is the opening of the 1st seal by Jesus Christ, which describes a world-ruling empire that will be permitted by God to have power and authority (Rev. 13:5) as part of His Judgment on the wickedness and sins of all people of the earth for 42 months, or 3 1/2 years. "For God has put in their hearts (10 kings) to fulfil his will, and to agree to give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled," Revelation 17:16-17. This scripture has not been fulfilled yet!
Revelation 6:4, (Christ opens the 2nd seal) "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." This is describing war and civil war all over the earth, with wars between the nations, its people and its governments, whereas, many people are killed or imprisoned who resist the power, and military might of this world empire and its conquered governments. This power and authority is the resurrected Roman Empire and called the beast in Revelation. Watch for any world ruling power that wants to control all of the world.
Revelation 6:5-6 - "And when He had opened the third seal, I beheld, and lo a black horse, and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 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 you hurt not the oil and the wine." These verses are describing the time of a great scarcity of food, worldwide famine and the controlling of the food by this world-ruling authority and empire that will set up the mark and worship of the beast, whereas, one will not be able to buy or sell unless he has this mark of identification. This Scripture and other verses pertaining to it have not been fulfilled but the groundwork for it is now being laid for eyes that can see it!
Revelation 6:8 - "And I looked and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was death and hell (grave) followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword, and with hunger, and with death (disease, biological and chemical warfare) and with the beasts of the earth." This verse is describing this great time of affliction and the devastation of human life unprecedented of all time as it progresses, where one fourth of all the peoples of the earth will die, either through war, or hunger, or with disease, or with the beasts of the earth! This has not been fulfilled yet and is all part of this affliction spoken of in all the above verses, that has never happened before on this earth, but will be fulfilled because of man's sin, evil and wickedness!
Revelation 6:9 - "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the alter the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held." This verse is telling about the slaying and murdering of confessing Christians, who during this time will be forced to examine themselves and come to see themselves as they really are and have been in their professed and confessed Christian life. They will have to repent of their lack of true humbleness, that would have resulted in them being truly converted, and all of their so-called Christian works will be as dung, and will be burned up. At this time they will have to examine themselves and choose who have they been serving, the living Jesus Christ, or their own flesh and the following of men. This will come to pass in order for them to be saved by Jesus Christ. All of their Christian works will be burned. Please study I Cor. 3:13-15 for this scriptural text. They will now have to prove to themselves, and to Jesus Christ through a deep repentance of acknowledging that they have been playing church, and are not and have not been true Christians, and will have to prove their repentant heart through death by choosing who they will worship, honor, and obey as their head, the living Jesus Christ, or the authority of man's government! This will be a time of great persecution against all people confessing the name of Jesus Christ, and today this persecution, for those that have eyes to see, is already beginning to take place, but will gain greater momentum until it is builds to the likes of a great flood coming upon all Christians!
Revelation 6:12-17, These verses tells about the opening of the 6th seal that brought about cataclysmic and earth shaking effects of Christ's wrath and judgment resulting from a great earthquake, signs in the heavens as the sun becoming black, stars falling upon the earth, and every mountain and island being moved out of their places. This all will be such a POWERFUL AND MIGHTY DISPLAY OF CHRIST'S POWER that people of all stature in life, small and great, will ask "for the rocks and mountains to fall on them to hide them from the wrath of the Lamb-Christ." Verse 17, "For the great day of His wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?" This prophecy has never been fulfilled, but will be soon!
Revelation, chapters 8, 9, 11. These verses and chapters reveal the opening of the 7th seal and the wrath and judgment of Christ that He brings upon the earth through progressive displays of His power and might, by the plagues of the sounding of the seven trumpets and all the death and destruction that they will produce upon the earth against the wickedness of men and their refusal to repent! Read and study these Chapters and verses to see what more is prophesied in the coming days just ahead!
All of this produces a coming time that there has never been the like, nor has ever happened before, and the prophets of the Old Testament also prophesied of God's judgment of this gloom and doom coming upon the earth and all of its inhabitants!
Isaiah 13:6 - "Howl you; for the day of the Lord is at hand: it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty!"
Isaiah 13:11 - "And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity: and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible!"
Isaiah 13:13 - "Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger." (The earth's orbit may change)!
Joel 2:1-2 - "For the day of the Lord comes, for it is nigh at hand: a day of darkness and gloominess, there has not ever been the like: neither shall be any more after it, even the years of many generations." GOD DOES SPEAK OF GLOOM AND DOOM FOR THE EARTH?
Amos 8:9 - "In that day, I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day."
Zephaniah 1: 14-18 - "The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly. V. 15, That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness. V. 16, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities and against the high towers. V. 17, And I will bring distress (to besiege, afflict) upon men that they shall walk like blind men, (not knowing the way to turn or who is the enemy) because they have sinned against the Lord: and their blood shall be poured out as dust and their flesh as the dung. V. 18, Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord's wrath: but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of His jealousy: for He shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land."
God will make a speedy riddance of all men and women that will not repent of their sins and today most people do not even know what is sin due to Satan's perverted and twisted ministers that he has appointed in today's Christianity. Today's great evangelists, great pastors and widely known ministers and preachers, all men of renown, all stand guilty of perverting and twisting the WORD OF JESUS CHRIST AND ALL OF HIS TEACHINGS!
God of all creation, is a God of mercy and forgiveness, but also a God of gloom and doom brought about through His judgment against sinners who will not repent! Can anyone escape these times of great affliction and all that is prophesied to come to pass and to be fulfilled? Who can be accounted worthy to escape these times of the tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Does Jesus Christ state that certain people can escape these coming terrible times?
Daniel 12:1 - "There shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be written in the book (of life)."
A person can escape this great time of trouble and tribulation if his or her name is written in the Book of Life. One of the requirements to have one's name written in the Book of life is: one must be a commandment keeper of God's 10 commandments, and this is more than a professing from the mouth, commandment keeper! And a second requirement is: you must accept and know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and this is not knowing one of the false christs that is leading most of today's Christianity!
I John 2:4 - "He that says, I know him (Christ), and keeps not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth in not in him."
Revelation 22: 14-15 - "Blessed are they that do (keep) His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie."
Acts 2:21 - "whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Gal. 2:17 - "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid."
Are you a commandment keeper or have you fallen into the trap and the deception of Satan's ministers that Christ's Grace comes without repentance to obey God's 10 commandments? They tell potential believers that all that they have to do is accept Christ and all your sins will automatically be forgiven without any repentance on your part to stop breaking God's 10 commandments and to begin a new life in Christ, with obedience to His commandments. These false ministers are tools of Satan who will deceive you in believing that they have convincing arguments against keeping God's 10 commandments in order to receive salvation. And because you will not study God's Word to see what it actually does say, and because you believe that you cannot understand what Christ says to know God's Word, these evangelists and ministers of Satan will convince you that you don't have to obey His 10 commandments, in order to be accepted by Christ for justification of your sins to be saved.
It is true that commandment keeping will not forgive sin, only Christ's sacrifice will, but He will not accept you and forgive you or justify your sins through His blood if you will not repent of your sins, which is breaking God's 10 commandments. You must reject the teaching of Satan's ministers if you are to be one of God's chosen saints, and in order that you might be accounted worthy to escape all that is prophesied to come about! Jesus Christ gave His blood and died because mankind had broken His commandments, and so if man will not understand this and repent of breaking His commandments he will not be accepted by Christ for grace and forgiveness of his sins.
Ask yourself how can you enter in the covenant of Jesus Christ, if His covenant requires that the laws of God be written in your heart, and you are rejecting them at the same time, Hebrews 10:16? How can God write His laws, His commandments, in your heart if you are believing your minister who says that you do not have to keep the 10 commandments to enter the covenant with Jesus Christ? How can you have His commandments written in your heart and reject them at the same time, by following your minister that preaches you don't have to keep God's commandments in order to be accepted by Christ and His sacrifice? The Scripture says that blessing and cursing ought not to come out of the same mouth, James 3:10. Rejecting, compromising and breaking God's commandments is a cursing. Christ's grace and forgiveness is a blessing. You, as a potential saint, are being seduced by these false ministers to enter into a false covenant with his false christ that he is following, who teaches you can break God's 10 commandments. You need to understand this, and reject him and this false Christ that is leading him and seducing you to follow!
Jesus Christ says some will and can be accounted worthy to escape all these things during the coming tribulation and great judgment coming to all the earth! How can you know if you will be accounted worthy to escape? In addition to being a commandment keeper and knowing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you must watch and pray always!
Luke 21:36 - "Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."
When Christ tells His chosen disciples "to watch and pray always," He means for them to watch and discern world events and understand how far along things are in this society as to when Christ will have to intervene to shorten these days that will bring about the end to this society as it is! One should realize these days of tribulation are at the door of America and all nations when one sees all of the warfare all over the earth, with many nations having the knowledge and armament to bring about worldwide, nuclear devastation and this warlike mentality is increasing and continuing to escalate! One should know that these days are here when one can see many nations having the ways and means to destroy all life from the planet, through their chemical and biological warfare and nations warning all, that they will use them along with their created diseases and their ability to spread and magnify contagious diseases such as small pox, bubonic plague, malaria, and many other genetically-created diseases.
This world is at the place now, where if Jesus Christ does not intervene and stop the madness and wickedness of man, no life would be saved and none left to perpetuate the races of people! Man is setting in place for all of mankind a self exterminating devastation! Jesus Christ has already revealed and prophesied that there will be many people that will lose their lives because of their sins. What about you? Will you be one of these statistics, or will you be protected? Are you in an attitude and mind of daily prayer, asking God to have mercy upon your life and to protect you during these coming days, and to help you to endure to the end? Or is getting down on your knees a rare experience, and certainly not a daily heart-rendering routine and work, that you look forward to do in communicating with God, your Creator to recieve His daily guidance through His Word and His Spirit? Do you daily give Him thanks and ask for His guidance to see these things and do what you have to do to get in a right and good and pleasing relation with Him? This is all part of praying always that you can be accounted worthy to escape these things coming to pass!
Does God give us more information on how He will select who He protects and who will have to die? God says before that time comes to pass and before the Lord's fierce anger come upon you, you need to seek the Lord in meekness and seek righteousness and the Lord may hide you in the great day of the His anger.
Zephaniah 2:2-3, "Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, Seek you the Lord all you meek of the earth, which have wrought His judgment: seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger."
The Lord is telling all peoples of any nation on this earth in these verses, if you seek meekness, to humble one's self before God and to understand there is judgment against your sins, and seek God to be forgiven by repenting of your sins, and seeking righteousness to obey God and accept Christ in order to become righteous, it may be the Lord will hide you and permit you to escape the Lord's anger against wickedness and sins of all living beings over the earth!
God is warning all people today that you must be humble, you must be forgiven and justified of your sins, and you must be righteous, to escape what is about to come upon this world. There are articles on this website about becoming humble, about repentance, and about righteousness that can help you understand how to become righteous before the Lord.
It was only righteous Lot and his two daughters, not his wife, nor his married daughters and sons-in laws, who was led out to safety to escape the Lord's judgment against all sinners in Sodom and all the cities along the plain. It was only Noah and his family that escaped the worldwide flood because of their righteousness! It will be because of true righteousness that a few will be led out and escape the coming days of the Lord's anger and judgment against sin and wickedness in the cities, countries and nations of the world!
All of today's Christian preachers, pastors, teachers and religious professors are going to be held responsible for perverting the way of the Lord and teaching against true righteousness! And because of their deception in misleading the people, they will be punished severely for their wicked, sinful, religious works! But if you are to be accounted worthy to escape what is headed for America and all nations, you must study God's Word in order to rise above their deception as presented in today's false Christianity, and come out of that religious Babylon, or you will perish along with the rest of the sinners and evil men of all of this world!
Revelation 12:13-17 - "And when the dragon (Satan) saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. v.14 And to the woman 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, (3 1/2 years), from the face of the serpent. v.15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. v.16 And the earth helped the woman (Christ's chosen saints), and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. v. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
Why did Jesus Christ make a separation between these two groups of believers? Christ made a way for some to be accounted worthy to escape, and the others he did not, but left them to Satan and his devices. Why did God leave Job to the power of Satan? Job did not really know God, nor did he exalt God to the highest place in his life as he should have, and so he had to learn that lesson and he repented bitterly of that sin! Job put himself above God, committing Idolatry, the worship of self. Likewise, confessed Christians today do not know Jesus Christ (they know some false christs, but not the Christ) and also have not exalted Him to the highest position of worship in their life, along with God the Father, and so they too will have to learn those lessons during the coming great trial, and will have to repent bitterly of those sins of Idolatry, along with their many other sins that they are committing, in order to just make it into God's Kingdom!
Read and study your Bible, along with the articles on this website, to help you examine just where you are standing and if you really know the true Jesus Christ of the Bible, if you really desire to be accounted worthy to escape the coming great and terrible affliction just ahead!