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The Great Tribulation: What it Will Be Like: Part 3

 

The World

The great tribulation is to last 42 months and is to try the whole world.

This “hour of trial” begins when the miracle working pope goes to the holy mount and Jerusalem and Judea are occupied.  It then spreads almost immediately to the tribes of Joseph; the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and to a lessor extent to the European Low Countries and Scandinavia. 

The armies of Europe and her allies of Psalm 83 will take Jerusalem at the start of the tribulation and hold it for 42 months, during which period of time one half of Judah in Jerusalem will be deported from the city, while half of the Jewish population of Jerusalem will remain in the city.

Zech 14:1  Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle [starting the tribulation]; and the city [the whole city shall be trodden down of the gentiles for 42 months, Rev 11:2]  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.

Then at the end of 42 months Christ will come with his resurrected chosen and deliver Jerusalem, Judah and Israel! 

Zech 14:3  Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and to a lessor extent the Low Countries and Scandinavia may not face an immediate military defeat, but with the loss of the major Israelite countries, will have to fall into line and submit to foreign domination. 

They will also face internal domination by racial minorities, and extreme drought and famine, as well as the dangerous fire conditions that severe drought brings. Those countries who base their economies on trade with America and the US dollar, will economically founder. 

As the situation in the Israelite nations grows ever worse the new Europe will prosper, partly by replacing the United States as the world’s leading economy, partly by taking over American assets like the various US client states in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and partly by seizing the tangible assets of the Israelite countries. 

The new Europe called Babylon the Great in Revelation, will become incredibly wealthy over the first two years, but Christ has promised that in the third year he will begin to correct them as well and to begin to deliver the Israelite nations.

Hosea 6   Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. 

This is further explained as the new Europe hearing discomfiting news from Asia and going forth to attack the Asian nations: 

Dan 12:43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. 44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.

This attack on Asia will bring an immense counter attack which will last a year, a month, a day and an hour; when Messiah shall come to put down all wickedness and remove Satan, to rule the earth with his chosen elect. 

Since we know that the tribulation lasts 1,260 days and ends with the coming of Messiah the Christ, we can count back from his coming for a year and a month, and so see that this European Asian war begins sometime early in the third year; fitting with the other scriptures.

The killing and suffering will be stupendous by any standard.  Not only will Europe launch a nuclear attack on all the major countries of Asia, but there be a counter attack on Europe of a nuclear nature, and also on Europe’s allies; which would be the world’s Catholic nations including Latin America, Turkey, Syria, Arabia and Jordan as the Prophets reveal. 

There will be NO PLACE on earth that will not be affected by the tribulation.  Even those small and relatively isolated nations will begin to suffer greatly in the third year; affected by earthquake, drought and economic collapse; and an end to most trade and imports of food, medicine etc.

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

At the end of the second year there will still be a year and a half left, and sometime early in the third year Europe will launch a nuclear attack on Asia bringing on at nuclear response on Europe and a terrible conflict that will devastate Europe and much of Asia, resulting in the massed armies of most of Asia moving towards Europe.  It is then that the ruler and the false prophet will move to Jerusalem where there last remaining forces are located, and causing the massed Asian armies to turn south towards Jerusalem. 

This Europe Asian conflict will begin to relieve the pressure of the New Europe of Babylon the Great on the Israelite nations in the third year of their defeat.  Yet they will still be suffering greatly until the coming of Messiah WITH his chosen. 

During this 42 months of great trial for the earth, God’s Two Servants will be warning an dprepar9ing humanity for the coming of Christ WITH his chosen.  During this time many will repent and turn to a zeal for God and his Word. 

The nations of the world as a whole will see these things coming on the earth according to the warnings of God’s Two, but will be so totally deceived by the miracle working pope that they will reject God’s Two for the the teachings of this abomination. Then when God’s Two are killed the whole earth will rejoice and believe that the Pope was the right one after all. 

However when true to their word these Two are resurrected along will all of the Chosen: When millions rise from their graves across the earth rising to life eternal in new bodies of spirit, many of Israel will begin to understand and turn to the Mighty One of Jacob. 

Rev 11:12   And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

13 And the same hour [At the same time]  was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.  [Rev 10:7   But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound]

After this resurrection to spirit, Satan regains control and deceives many to gather together for the final battle at Jerusalem;.

A few weeks later after the seven last plagues have been poured out and after the marriage feast of the Lamb in heaven, the Asian armies will attack the army of the New Europe, Babylon the Great now gathered in Jerusalem.  

And then Christ will come WITH his chosen and will destroy the armies of the wicked.   Then the people of Israel still in Jerusalem and all the nations of Israel will see, and know and believe; they will turn to the true Eternal God and a passionate zeal for his Word; crying out:  Save Us!  Save Us! 

The armies of Europe and her allies of Psalm 83 will take Jerusalem at the start of the tribulation and hold it for 42 months, during which period of time one half of Judah in Jerusalem will be deported from the city, while hale of the Jewish population of Jerusalem will remain in the city.

Zech 14:1  Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle [starting the tribulation]; and the city [the whole city shall be trodden down of the gentiles for 42 months, Rev 11:2]  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.

Then at the end of 42 months Christ will come with his resurrected chosen and deliver Jerusalem, Judah and Israel! 

Zech 14:3  Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

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  1. “In the past I have blindly read over Zech 14 thinking that it all applied to the coming of Christ. I saw the word half and followed the Armstrong conclusion that half the city would be taken by the Asians when Christ comes. ”
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    Such is the insidious nature of well reasoned but flawed “understanding”. This is in no way meant to slam the now dead for 28+ years HWA–all he (or any of the rest of us for that matter) could or can do is bring our peculiarly warped perspective to the understanding of the scriptures. Then, as we yield ourselves to God, He shows us our errors and gradually reveals the truth to us. I doubt the process [will cease] even after the resurrection to spirit:
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    Lu 10:21 “In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.”

    Isa 28:9-10 “Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
    For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: ”
    Tim McCaulley
    Jacksonville FL

  2. At the begining of the tribulation post you said: God will set up his two prophets to take the faithful ones tn a place prepared for them” if is so, where does a scripture like Matt. 10:23 fit in?

    Mat 10:23 has been going on for many years as the faithful were forced out of the Synagogues in the first century, and it is going on in the COG today as COGWA and others force the faithful out of their assemblies “Synagogues”. This has been fulfilled in a continual manner since the ministry of Christ began. James

  3. James; Even though I don’t see eye to eye on everything you say, and I don’t mean you are wrong and I am right in certain things, it just means I don’t know for sure, but I find it absolutely amazing how you can do what you are doing on a daily basis. You obviously put all your time effort and energy in prayer, study and in everything else that’s involved in getting your message out. I try to think how you can possibly find the time to get out to go shopping, sleep or anything else and still accomplish what you do. You somehow manage to squeeze more than 24 hours into your day. Like I say, I don’t agree with all that you say but I certainly have learned a lot and appreciate the time and effort you put in, I couldn’t imagine having to do all you do in a day. I have followed you for some time and I can see you learn and grow as you go and even change when and if there is the need to, which is unlike some who only try to justify their error instead of repenting or correcting it. Anyway James, thanks for all your time and effort, and I will along with others pray to the one who can help, strengthen and guide you in all this, and look forward to, and I’m sure continue to be amazed how you can fit all you do in so little time on a continuous basis, I read and study Gods word but could never put together in a month let alone what as you do in a day. Regards. Charlie.

    Charlie there are thousands in your position of not being convinced of all, but still learning. James

  4. SMS, Mt 10:23 is what will happen to the members caught in the trib. They will have to flee from one city to another as their reward for not settling firmly on the truth. As for those who are sound in the faith and enduring this despicable decline in morals and ethics in the church, their reward will be to be settled in safety with the freedom to rejoice in the peace, righteousness and judgements of God (which) are not being kept in the church).

    Those who are preserved physically will also have trials and will be learning to work together and continuing to grow in spiritual things. Patient enduring will also be needed. Yet they will not suffer in the same way as others. James

  5. Thank you James, I agree fully that persecution started in the first century and is still ongoing. However, a seeming contradiction that appears between the “place safety” theory and Matt.10:23 was not address. Per Matt.10, the faithful will be still fleeing persecution right unto the return of Christ while the “place of safety theory suggest a 42 months “cooling off. I may be wrong,

    Quite the contrary, fleeing fulfills Mat 10, as also the majority left behind will suffer severe persecution. James

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