WHY THE CHURCH WILL NOT GO THROUGH THE TRIBULATION
Daniel Interprets The Dream
|Daniel's Seventy Weeks, the backbone
of prophecy, is one of the greatest prophecy studies in the entire Bible
and is one of the closest things that can be proven time wise. The
one aspect of this lesson herein discussed is: Will the church go through
the Tribulation Period? The Biblical answer is - NO!
Dan 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people - what people? Who was the Lord addressing? He was addressing Daniel who was a Jew. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people - the Jewish people. This has nothing to do with the Gentile Church or the Bride of Christ. The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period!
There are six things specifically outlined by God in verse 24 that He intends to accomplish against Israel for her failure to serve Him:
l - to finish the transgression
2 - to make an end of sins
3 - to make reconciliation for iniquity
4 - to bring in everlasting righteousness
5 - to seal up the vision and prophecy
6 - to anoint the most Holy
Herein when the word Tribulation is used it distinctly refers to the Great Tribulation, Day of the Lord, or the Great Day of the Lord as stated in the Scriptures. It does not refer to daily trials and tribulations.
‘Mainstream Truths’ in the Bible.
The ‘Oneness’ of God is a ‘Mainstream’ Truth,” The Mercy
of God is a ‘Mainstream Truth,’ the Love of God is a ‘Mainstream
Truth,’ etc. The church
will not go through the Tribulation Period is also a “Mainstream Truth.”
There are Old
Testament saints, there are New Testament saints, and there are
Tribulation saints. We can
look back upon the Old Testament saints and see what they were and what
qualified them to be saints. We
see New Testament saints because we live here.
We do not know all the particulars about Tribulation saints; only
that they will most definitely exist during those most horrific times in
It is of utmost
importance to understand that the Old Testament prophets did not see the
Church Age. Abraham looked
for a city whose builder and maker was God - we found it!!!
Isaiah of all the prophets had the greatest insight into the
messianicship of Jesus of Nazareth, but not the church age.
Jewish prophets saw the Day of the Lord or the Tribulation as mentioned
(Joel 2:1 KJV)
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy
mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of
the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; and
2:11 KJV) And the LORD shall
utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is
strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and
very terrible; and who can abide it?
is most definitely referring to a certain day or a certain time as again
we see in:
16:14 KJV) For they are the
spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the
earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that
great day of God Almighty.
14:1 KJV) Behold, the day
of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of
14:2 KJV) For I will gather
all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and
the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go
forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off
from the city.
7:14 KJV) And I said unto
him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out
of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them
white in the blood of the Lamb.
direct displeasure was poured out upon the Jews and their nation through
the voices of the Prophets of old and because of their failure to serve
Him - punishment was eminent.
refer with me to (Dan 9:24 KJV) Seventy
weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish
the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation
for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up
the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Notice here that God says, “Seventy weeks are determined
upon THY PEOPLE. THY PEOPLE without question refers directly to the people of
Daniel, the Jewish people. This
pronouncement of judgment and future events has nothing to do with the New
Testament Church. It refers
only to the Jewish nation and the Jewish people.
knew by foreknowledge that the Jews in the end result would not serve Him.
He knew He was going to set the Jews aside for a period of time and
take a people out of the Gentiles for His Name’s sake because the
Gentiles who sat in darkness would see and receive a ‘great light.’
In other words, the Gentiles would hear and believe…
Babylon came across and conquered Israel in 606 BC and carried them away
captive into Babylon, the nation of Israel ceased to be a world empire and
the ‘Times of the Gentiles’ began with Israel being in seventy years
of captivity directly under Babylon.
From the going forth of the commandment until the building of
Jerusalem was seven weeks as noted in
(Dan 9:25 KJV). Know
therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment
to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall
be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be
built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
know from history that it took Nehemiah 49 years to rebuild and complete
his building project in Jerusalem. If
the Bible stated seven weeks, then by dividing 49 years by seven weeks, we
can find out how long a week is. It
was seven years long. With
this understanding, now we can determine how long it was from the going
forth of the commandment to rebuild and restore Jerusalem until the
Messiah the Prince. We have
seven weeks plus threescore and two weeks or
Sandwiched in between the 69th and 70th week is the period of the Church Age out of which God will take a people for His Name’s sake… Herein is glorious understanding!
The prophets had prophesied this very thing! Jesus did not come with an earthly kingdom, He came with a spiritual kingdom and the Jewish nation missed it! They were looking for someone to throw out the Romans. If Jesus had thrown out the Romans, they would most assuredly have hailed Him as the Messiah. Today they are doing the same thing again - they are looking for a political figure to throw out the Arabs and Palestinians...
who steps on the scene in his own name and makes this political
arrangement possible, giving them the Temple Mount and the rights thereon,
will be hailed as the Messiah (sent one).
The stage, as we can see, is set and most regrettably Israel will
fall into the hands of the Anti-Christ…
This period of time will be known to Israel as ‘Jacob’s
Troubles.’ Pray for the
House of Israel throughout all the earth to recognize in Jesus Christ of
Nazareth the fullness of their Messianic hopes and dreams.
Proof Units of Biblical and Revelatory Insight
Bible teaches that the Anti-Christ will be the most powerful figure in the
world; so powerful in fact that if you do not take his mark in your hand
or forehead, you can neither buy nor sell.
He will literally control the whole world and that system and
spirit is alive in the earth NOW!!!
the same Bible that teaches the Anti-Christ will be the most powerful
figure in the earth, also teaches that “….greater is he that is in you
than he that is in the world.” (1
John 4:4) Herein is wisdom, YOU CAN’T HAVE TWO ‘GREATERS’ HERE AT THE
SAME TIME. Of necessity
one of them has to be gone; thus it is written in:
Th 2:7 KJV) For the mystery
of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he
be taken out of the way.
Th 2:8 KJV) And then shall
that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of
his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
we can see plainly that ‘he’ letteth or hinders.
He that hinders will continue to hinder until he (the church)
be taken out of the way and then shall that Wicked (Anti-Christ) be
the word Wicked is capitalized.
Anti-Christ cannot step on the world scene as long as the Church is here
because the Church is GREATER in every way than the powers of the
Anti-Christ. We would totally
destroy him by fasting and prayer… It is unbiblical to believe anything
the church were going through the Tribulation Period; if we were actually
going through something as monumental, as trying, as treacherous as
outlined in the book of Revelation and elsewhere in the scriptures,
wouldn’t you think God would have given some instructions in the New
Testament to the Church on how to prepare, how to get through the
Tribulation Period? There is not one line, not one word of any such
instruction because: The
Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period!
gave 21 books of epistles or letters to the Church on how to live, how to
prepare for His coming, to watch for His appearing…
but not ONE INSTRUCTION on how to get through it because: The
Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
Old Testament Typifies A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE
was in the ark before the judgment came – he and his family were born
above the destruction…
was taken out of Sodom the same day the fire fell…
married a Gentile Bride and saved her from seven years of famine…
was saved from the judgment of the city…
Moses and the Hebrew children suffered persecution, but before God destroyed Egypt in the Red Sea they were safe on the other side…
will continue to see persecution of the Church before the coming of the Lord, but this
has been going on since 33 AD. Persecution
comes from your fellow man, but the Wrath of God is not reserved for His
Bride, His Church… it is
reserved for those who know not God and those who refuse to serve Him.
It may be of interest for you to know that more Christians were martyred in the last century than all other centuries put together since 33 AD when the church was born… all of that came from our fellow man, not the wrath of God upon the earth…
One of the most powerful influences from the Scriptures pointing to a Pre-Tribulation Rapture is the study of the Seven Annual Feasts of The Lord. These feasts were kept by the Hebrew Children from year to year throughout their generations. The annual keeping of the seven feasts by the Hebrew Children was a 'Rehearsal' in type and shadow of things to come. The book of Leviticus outlines these feasts and the laws of observance surrounding them. Please study from Leviticus chapter 23.
The feasts were celebrated annually in an exact order and on set dates WITHOUT EXCEPTION!!! The Laws of God as given to the Hebrew Children were to be executed exactly as he had outlined them. Again, there were NO EXCEPTIONS to the requirements, nor the dates, nor the order of the dates. The Hebrew Children kept these feast days annually from generation to generation. A close study of the chart below will bring you to a conclusive conclusion concerning the Rapture of the Church in relationship to the Tribulation Period. The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
The Lord required the Hebrew Children to worship in type and shadow the entire Church Age as it would appear and progress to a conclusive end in His master plan for man... The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
The Seven Annual Feasts Point to a Pre-Tribulation Rapture:
The Seven Annual Feasts of the Lord were celebrated in type and shadow forecasting the entire Church Age. In detail the Hebrew Children celebrated these feasts with dedication and consecration annually throughout their generations for thousands of years. It was, I reiterate, a 'Rehearsal' of things to come!
The Passover Feast was a type of the Crucifixion,
The Feast of Unleavened Bread was a type of the Burial,
The Feast of First Fruits was a type of the Resurrection,
The Feast of Pentecost was a type of the Birth of the Church,
The Feast of Trumpets was a type of the Rapture of the Church,
The Feast of Atonement was a type of the Tribulation Period, and finally
The Feast of Tabernacles was a type of the Millennial Reign as diagramed above.
It is of utmost importance to remember, I reiterate, that without exception the feasts were celebrated in order of God's direction, on the same day each year, and in the same order each year. THERE WERE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Note that the Feast of Trumpets (a type of the Rapture) was celebrated on Oct 1st. The Feast of Atonement (a type of the Tribulation Period) was celebrated nine days later on Oct 10th. The Feast of Trumpets was never celebrated in the 'middle' of the Day of Atonement or the typed Tribulation Period. Nor was it celebrated at the 'end' of the Feast of Atonement or the typed Tribulation Period. The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
The Alive and Remaining:
For those who posture that the Rapture will take place at the end of the Tribulation Period, there is one passage of Scripture which utterly destroys this concept and that passage is:
1 Th 4:16 (KJV) 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:
In view of the detailed insight within the book of Revelation and elsewhere concerning the Anti-Christ and his reign, there cannot be any 'alive and remaining' Acts 2:38 New Testament saints at the end of the Tribulation Period. They would all be killed if they refused to take his mark in their hand or in their forehead. And if they take his mark, they will be totally disqualified for the Rapture as the book of Revelation emphatically declares. There is no exception to this!!! The Rapture could not possibly come at the end of the Tribulation Period for: where are the alive and remaining? The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
Nor can the Rapture of the Church take place in the middle of the Tribulation Period for the reasons so vividly plain in the Seven Annual Feasts of the Lord given above...
The Testimony of God and His Word for a Pre-Tribulation Rapture:
"....I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which will come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." Rev 3:10
"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass," Lk 21:36 (Jesus would not give us a false hope of praying for something that was not going to come to pass for us!)
"And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered (past tense) us from the wrath to come." 1 Th 1:10
"For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ," 1 Th 5:9
"Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." Ro 5:9 The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
Beautiful Prophetic Picture of Pre-Tribulation Rapture:
Isaiah gives us a most clear picture of the Rapture of the Church and shadows a Pre-Tribulation Rapture!
Isa 26:19 (KJV) Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Here is a clear prophetic utterance proclaiming the resurrection.
Crowns are mentioned only in relationship with saints and redeemed saints in the scriptures above - only saints of God are promised crowns; not angels nor anything else...
Therefore, we now can see that the Church has been raptured into heaven before Revelation chapter six - Before the Seals are opened. The opening of the Seals at the beginning of chapter 6 ushers in the Tribulation Period! The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
The Bible says He will appear the second time to those who watch for His appearing. If you are looking for the Tribulation Period to begin and the revealing of the Anti-Christ, then you are looking for the wrong one! The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
There is something 'unrighteous' about this kind of thinking; for if Jesus is not coming until after the revealing of the Anti-Christ and the beginning of the Tribulation Period, or the middle of it - then we can eat, drink, and be merry - straighten up when the Anti-Christ comes on the scene and carry on... The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
This kind of thinking is in opposition to Jesus' teaching that we know not the hour, I can come at any moment, watch and pray, etc. The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
The Church is the Bride of Christ. We have suffered for Him at the hands of our fellow man for nearly 2000 years now. If in addition to this, we have to go through the Tribulation Period, we will not only have suffered, but will have been beaten by the Bridegroom. Jesus is not going to beat His Bride. He is not going to ask more than obedience to His Word. If He asks this of us at the end of the age, then the entire Church will have to be resurrected to go through the Tribulation Period in order for Him to be equitable and fare to all saints in the New Testament Age. The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
Why would the end-time saints have to endure the Tribulation Period, (Wrath of God) while all those who sleep in the graves having gone on before us, escape such a horrific endurance?
The answer is plain: The Church Will Not Go Through The Tribulation Period.
For A Moment of Inspiration
Concentrate on the four dots in the middle of the picture for about 30 seconds
Then close your eyes and tilt your head back - keep them closed
You will see a circle of light, continue looking at the circle. What do you See?
May you never lose this vision in your heart, soul, and mind until we see Him face to face