As we see it ....
So far, we have studied the events leading up to the Midnight Rapture of the Church ( Matthew 25: 1-13 ) , and to the coming of the antichrist beast and the false prophet beast.
When those two people are on the scene, and when foreign forces are sent to the Temple Mount, then we are in the period of time known as the "GREAT Tribulation". ( the last 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation period ). Matthew 24: 21
There will be six groups of people remaining here on earth during that time. There will also be a pre-Armageddon Rapture ( a Second-Rapture).
The Second Rapture is for those who were left behind at the Midnight Rapture, but have repented sincerely enough to change. It is referred to in Revelation 16:15 ---
“Behold ! I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments” ( a righteous lifestyle ),” lest he walks naked” (without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ ) “and they see his shame” ( possibly left behind a second time ).
We will begin by talking about the Jewish Remnant.
THE REMNANT.... ONE THIRD
When the Foreign Force--the Abomination of Desolation-- is seen STANDING in the Holy Place (the Temple Mount Area of Jerusalem), then the Great Tribulation Countdown begins --- 42 months until Jesus of Nazareth returns to earth. Many will flee
to the mountains of Jerusalem, when they realize that a Double-Cross has taken place . They will escape and survive the next 42 months, against all odds.
That will be ‘The Remnant’ spoken of in Zechariah 13 : 8, 9.
"And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD,
two parts therein shall be cut off and die; (2/3 or 66.6)
but the third part shall be left therein.(1/3)
And I shall bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined,
and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My Name, and I will hear them:
I will say,"It is My people"
and they shall say, "The LORD (Jehovah) is my God."
The Jewish Remnant isn't the only one here during the time of the Great Tribulation.
OTHERS LEFT BEHIND
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:
and there shall be a time of trouble, since there never was since there was a nation even to that same time:
and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found, written in the book"
Daniel 12:1 and also Matthew 24: 21.
Here are the 7 groups of people remaining during the Great Tribulation, as we see it.:
1. the 144,000 Messianic Jewish Missionaries of Revelation 7 The"Jonahs and Elishas"
2. the protected Israeli-Jews of Rev.12:14 and Daniel 12:1.....the Remnant in Jerusalem
3. the Jews protected world-wide of Rev.12:6 .....Remnant world-wide
The Second-Rapture: (aka “Pre-Wrath Rapture or Cockcrowing Rapture” )
4. Those destined for the next Cockcrowing Rapture. http://hopetotheend.com/ccr.html
These people will have repented for not being ready at the time of the Midnight Rapture. They will sincerely seek a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus Christ, reading and feeding upon the Scriptures of God and trusting in “the Blessed Hope and Glorious appearing of our great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”
Titus 2:13. These people will be raptured before Armageddon, as we see it.
hopetotheend.com/rev2.html concerning Revelation 16: 15.. and also hopetotheend.com/ch5sheaves.html
"Whosoever calls upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved." Acts. 2:21
“He that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out “ John 6:37
John 10:28,29. “They shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.”
“ My Father which gave them (to) Me is greater than all; and no person is able is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand.”
5. The martyred multitude of Revelation 7: 9-17 they made it ! Alleluia !! There will be many who gave their lives, rather than submit to the 666 Mark of the Beast Economic System…
Revelation 20:4. No more tears, no more hunger and thirst. http://hopetotheend.com/light.html
"Write,'Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth':
'Yea,' saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them' Revelation 14:13
This Harvest of souls will become “the Resurrection of the Just” John11:24 Please see also Revelation 14:14—16 and Matthew 13:36—43.
They will be in the Kingdom of their Father. Matthew 13: 43.
6. Matthew 25: 31- 40... The MILLENIALS who survive to live on in the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ.
For more details, please see http://hopetotheend.com/king.html
7. The unrepentant; eventually damned.....Matthew 25: 41--46 --- they loved not the truth …2 Thessalonians 2:10.
Now let’s take a closer look at the first 6 groups of people living during history’s darkest hour.
1.THE 144,000 Missionary Jews ( the"JONAHS" and the “ELIJAHS”) THE FIRSTFRUITS
Revelation 7: 3-8 and Rev. 14: 1-5 speak of 144,000 Jews who have
accepted Jesus of Nazareth as their promised Messiah...Yeshua H’Mashiach. They
are sealed, or set apart, by the Father to accomplish His will in the Final
Dispensation. They are called "the Firstfruits" ( Rev. 14:4 ) for they are given a Double Portion
(144,000 "Elishas") of the outpouring of the Holy Ghost ( Joel 2: 28,29 ).
Rev. 14 also refers to them as "virgins without guile"..."they were not defiled with women (religious systems). These each have a personal relationship with Yeshua Jesus that is not tainted with false teachings, cultural compromise or embellishments of any kind...just open, honest, up-front -Yeshua. Their hearts are sincere and transparent before God, hence their"song" is unique and their witness is exceptional in history.
Daniel 11: 32,33 refers to them as "the people that do know their God." (They) shall be strong and do exploits.
(like Elisha... 1st Kings and 2nd KINGS )
"And they that understand among the people shall instruct many."
2. ISRAELI REMNANT
Rev. 12:14-16 says:
"And to the woman (Israel) were given two wings of a great eagle (great haste) that she might fly into the wilderness, INTO HER PLACE. This place reserved for her is known only by God . Many think this will be Petra, but given the few seconds needed for cover, Petra is too far.
No, most likely this will be under Jerusalem, " where she (Remnant) is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time ( last 3 1/2 years.), from the face of the serpent" (Satan). God will be their Light and their Sustenance and their Teacher. Psalm 27
But Satan will seek to drown the Remnant in their hiding place.
"And the serpent (Satan) cast out of his mouth water as a flood".
This could be literal...an inundating of the cave where the Remnant are holding out. However,
"the earth helped the woman (Israeli Remnant)
and swallowed up the flood ( a deep recess in the cave, diverting the flow)
which the dragon (Satan) cast out of his mouth."
Being unsuccessful in this endeavor, we are then told that Satan will go on to persecute the Messianic Remnant world-wide (Revelation 12:17) "and[ he ] went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ".
3. WORLD-WIDE JEWISH REMNANT
Just as there were
many Jewish people protected throughout Europe during World War 2, there will
also be a Remnant of world-wide protected Jews.
Daniel 11: 34 says,
"they shall be holpen (helped) with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries."
( false, feigned friendship ).
Many Christians are supportive of the Jewish people, especially as they believe in Jesus as their Messiah. However, increased persecutions will test the loyalties of many.
It is good to make a commitment...it is even better to keep it.
(Please see "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom......
"The Secret Room"...with pictures and photos
www.soon.org.uk/true_stories/holocaust.htm ... how to live through the worst of times.).
The World-wide Remnant will be aided by holy angels, just like Elijah ( I Kings 19 ).
Holy Angels are under the command of the Lord God Sabaoth, meaning
"Lord of the heavenly armies ". The Holy Angels are God’s heavenly host, His messengers of provision and protection.
After Armageddon, God will send His Holy Angels to gather the world-Wide Remnant together. ( Mark13:27 ).
And the Remnant will hear Him say:
"Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed.....
For thy Maker is thine Husband; the Lord of Hosts is His name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel;
" the God of the whole earth " shall He be called.
For the Lord hath called thee as a widow forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
"For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercy will I gather thee." Isaiah 54: 4-7
From "The AntiChrist" by Arthur W. Pink ... page 174
As the Israeli-Remnant and the world-wide Jewish Remnant congregate, Zechariah 13:9 and Hosea 2:23 tell us that:
"They shall call on My Name (HaShem Yeshua),
and I WILL HEAR THEM: I will say, ‘IT IS MY PEOPLE’ :
and they shall say, ‘Thou (Yeshua) art my God (Elohim).!"
It is perhaps at this time that the Redeemed Remnant will pray aloud Isaiah 53, and Daniel 9:3-20, and Acts 2:22-36.
The NATURAL OLIVE BRANCHES (Romans Chapter 11)
The Lord speaks concerning His Jewish people:
"through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles..... now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? ...
"For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world,
what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead ? ...
How much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? " ...
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written
"There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
for this is My Covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins...
For the gifts and calling of God is without repentance." Romans 11:11-29
4. The Later Rapture ... Cockcrowing Rapture,
pre- Armageddon Rev.
This Cockcrowing Rapture is sometimes referred to as "the pre-wrath Rapture", and it occurs before Armageddon .
It demonstrates God's mercy to His lately-repented church. "O Lord ... in wrath remember mercy " -- Habukkuk 3:2.
"I will show mercy unto whom I will show mercy." Exodus 33:19 ; Romans 9:15 ; Romans 9:18.
Please see more quotes on MERCY at end of this article***
The people who are
living during the Great Tribulation are not left alone by God..."Behold I
am with you alway, even unto the end of the world" Matthew 28:20."I will NEVER leave thee nor
forsake thee" ( Hebrews13:5,6 and Joshua 1: 5, and 9).
They are referred to in Revelation 7: 9-17....
Here is what the Bible says about this Great Multitude coming out of Great Tribulation:
"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 the Lamb (JESUS),
clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands".
"These are they which came out of Great Tribulation and have washed their robes,
and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb
(sought personal atonement through the Blood of Jesus Christ.)
"Therefore are they before the Throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His Temple.
And He that sitteth on the Throne shall dwell among them."
"They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more;
Neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
For the Lamb (Jesus) Which is in the midst of the Throne shall feed them,
And shall lead them unto Living Fountains of Waters:
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." Rev. 7:9-17
Also in Rev. 14 : 14-16 -- The Good Harvest
And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud One sat like unto the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.
And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud,
"Thrust in Thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for Thee to reap;
for the harvest of the earth is ripe."
And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped."
The Great Multitude is also referred to in Matthew 13 : 24-- 43, the parable of the Wheat and Tares ( wheat and weeds )
"gather the wheat into My barn" ( Matthew 13: 30 )
God’s loving kindness endures forever, Psalm 136. These last committed-Believers are embraced in the Fellowship of God, whether martyred, or dying from hardships and deprivations.
They all came out of the Great Tribulation...history’s darkest hour. They never took the
666 Mark of the Beast, knowing it would cost them their families, jobs and friends, and even their lives.
"He that overcometh shall inherit ALL things:
and I will be his God, and he shall be My son (or daughter)." Rev. 21: 7
"He that cometh to Me, I will in no wise cast out." John 6: 37
This brave group of people will be from our families, our neighbors, and our co-workers. They will be from every class of people, and every walk of life. Lamentations 4: 9 describes their plight very well,
This multitude were martyred for not taking the 666 Mark of the Beast:
They had gotten "victory over the Beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name". Rev. 15:2
"Those killed by the sword are far better off
Than those who die of slow starvation."
Yet Lamentations 3: 24 encourages with these words:
"The LORD is my portion, saith my soul;
Therefore I will HOPE IN HIM."
Finally, History’s mask over the depraved heart of man will be ripped off for all to see.
No more delusions. Only Truth and consequences.
As, one by one, lives are surrendered with bold faith in God, the courage and grace of martyrdom will be passed, like a flame, from candle to candle.
"And they overcame him (satan and his system)
* by the Blood of the Lamb (applying the protecting power thereof)
* and the word of their TESTIMONY
* And They Loved Not Their Lives Unto The Death."
Hebrews Chapter 11 tells us that they desired a better resurrection.."
of whom the world was not worthy".
"God shall wipe
away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things
are passed away." Rev. 21: 4
"Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life." Rev. 2: 10 b
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Here is an excerpt from"Raptured"(page 214) by Ernest Angley concerning the martyrdom of individuals........
"Amid her glorious bliss she lost sight of those who had gathered to watch her die.
The guards shouted for her to hush, but as one in a trance she sang on
("Nothing but the Blood of Jesus"). Great fear seized those that stood by.
'Quick! Put her to death! She has gone insane!' the captain shouted.
They laid her down on the block, but she did not feel their rough hands at all; she sang on.
The singing was so beautiful that even the angels in heaven set aside their harps and hushed their singing to listen.
The sword-man drew back his weapon, bringing it down with mighty force,
but Mary did not feel the pain.
On the shore of sweet deliverance she lifted her eyes, and an angel put a shining white robe on her. She picked up a palm and stood before the throne, praising God and shouting, 'Holy, holy,holy, Lord God Almighty."
" But Just think...
Of stepping on shore and finding it heaven
Of touching a hand and finding it God's
Of breathing in new air and finding it celestial
Of walking in Glory and finding it home"
6. THE SURVIVING SEEKERS (SCARCE) ---the MILLENNIALS
Those who were not in the pre-wrath rapture, and who were not of the Great Multitude still remain on earth. They did not profess Jesus as Lord, although they believed in God the Father: " come, ye blessed of My Father ".
Matthew 25:34.Some of these are very righteous people , helping others to survive. They are the sheep of Matthew 25:31-- 40. They gave food and drink and clothing and moral support to those in need. And they were in great peril in doing so, because of the Patriot Act and other arbitrary laws.
The Patriotic Act outlaws anyone to even give a drink of water to anyone who is defined as a "terrorist" ( the Politically-Incorrect … those who do not go along with the NWO and the 666 Mark of the Beast economic system ). But the surviving seekers will assist one another regardless, and thus they are counted among the righteous sheep in Matthew 25.
They will have risked all, practicing civil disobedience Acts 5:29 “ We ought to obey God rather than men”.
See also Acts 4: 18—20.
In the words of W: “I will define what is meant by “terrorist”
"A clause in the USA Patriot Act known as the "material support rule" considers support for terrorism to include any type of aid, no matter how minimal -- even a glass of water. There are no exceptions, not even for those who are threatened by terrorists or who provide assistance unwittingly.
Refugee rights advocates say the law's narrow interpretation punishes tens of thousands of people fleeing violence in Latin America, Asia and Africa for abuse suffered at the hands of terrorist groups"
These survivors are determined to see the outcome, before becoming Believers.
"You believe in God, believe also in Me" John 14:1
Against all odds, this group of survivors successfully entrenched themselves for the last 3 1/2 years subsisting on nature. These are the Millennials. These Millennials belong to the Brotherhood of Survival, outside the Economic System of 666. Revelation 16—18 and Rev. 14:9—11.
Their lives consist of :
"Doing Justly...loving Mercy...and walking humbly with God." Micah 6: 8
They aided and assisted one another, and they helped the Jews, in each wilderness area,
survive too.... (despite infra-red searching devices, and all monitoring satellites and
technology...Echelon, GPS, Iridium, Galileo etc.....spies in the skies)
Solar Flares disrupt GPS -- ( God is greater than technology )
" Fiery discharges from the sun could disrupt Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, according to new research
Since solar flares are somewhat unpredictable, the scientist said such disruptions could cause problems for “safety-of-line” operations, including navigating passenger jets, stabilizing oil rigs and locating mobile phone distress calls.
The researchers suggested the reason the flares cause signal loss is due to the accompanying solar radio bursts. These bursts occur over the same frequency bands at which the GPS satellites transmit, so they can cause receivers to become confused and lose their signal
"and his ( the Beast's ) kingdom was full of darkness "( disabled surveillance technology ) Rev. 16:10
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Website for wilderness skills and essentials: ( remember, most products sold today have rfid tags in them )
First Aid List http://www.buckskin.org/Resources/Outdoor/first_aid_list.htm
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Our Lord will well reward them, at His return, for their acts of compassion under dire conditions:
"Come ye blessed of My Father, and inherit the Kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world." Matthew 25:34-40
Then Our Lord will tell them how they fed and clothed and visited Him, in the guise of others.
The Millennials will be surprised, and ask when they did that.
And our Lord will say, "When you did it unto the least of My brethren, you did it unto Me." Matthew 25: 31-40.
Truly, "the meek shall inherit the earth". (Matthew 5:5)
The very fact that
these survivors made it through to the end of this Age despite the CRUEL
666 Mark of the Beast Economic System, proves that the gates of hell shall not
prevail against the righteous. Antichrist never was over these people.
Manipulative Science and Technology were never over these people. Wicked
Commercialism and Idolatrous Religion were never over these people.
Godly Common Sense and Godly Wisdom guided them, and God Himself brought them through. (Matthew 6: 25-34)
Millennials will have their unique testimony: that God can provide, no matter
During the Kingdom Age they will have the option to be under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, or not. Zechariah 14
Unlike the Antichrist and the False Prophet, God will never-ever, absolutely NEVER take away your free will, no matter what.
Here is an example of a true wilderness experience of survival :
Father, daughter survive very well for 4 years in the wilderness -- May 20, 2004
"Out of the woods Police rescue father, girl who say Forest Park was their home for four years"
The man and girl told police they had lived in the park for four years. Police were amazed to find them clean, well-fed and healthy. They said the 12-year-old girl was well-spoken beyond her years. ....
They grew vegetables and used the nearby creek to keep clean. They stored perishable foods in a small pool of water at the creek's edge...."she had no cavities".
For more testimonies of miraculous provision, please see hopetotheend.com/ps91.html
7. THE WOE GROUP--- HOPELESSLY
"Hell is Truth seen too late." H. G. Adam
" Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards
Unfortunately, there will be many, MANY people who will take the 666 Mark of the Beast in order to survive for a season ( by caving-in to the 666 System ) . Some will be our neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives:
(sisters, brothers, Moms, Dads, uncles, aunts, cousins, little children, "religious" leaders, respected elders, church-goers and some of the "nicest" people we know.)
They will even be people we least expect, and it will be shocking.
(It is good to have unshakable Faith / Trust , for such a time as this).
We need to be grounded in the Word; memorizing Scripture in our hearts against that day when Bibles are outlawed.
The ‘HAVES’ will NOT become "have-nots’. In their lack of Common Sense and Wisdom, they will trade the Eternal for the temporal... they will trade tomorrow for today...they will trade Heaven for Hell. They will gamble all...and lose all.
Please see Pascal's Wager http://hopetotheend.com/wager.html
These are the Woe-Group...politically-correct; pushed about by every worldly wind and opinion poll. Their main attributes are Horde and Greed. They would NOT share, while others around them were dying. Cowardly, they would not come against the System, just like the many cowards during the Third Reich.
"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whore- mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and All Liars, shall have their part in the Lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the SECOND DEATH." Rev. 21: 8
That which was written over the archways of the death camps of the Third Reich, will be more true for those who enter the 666
"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" (written over the doorpost of hell from Dante's Inferno, from "Divine Comedy ". )
"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God" Hebrews 10:31
The Woe Group shall be severely judged for their cold, black hearts. Our Lord will indict them for never caring, to which they will self-righteously claim was not so.
They will believe that their promoted-purchases--- which supported non-profit programs--was their way of expressing mercy and compassion. Not so. Only personal acts of kindness--- without the intervention of Commerce--- count toward a caring heart with righteous motives.
They were blind. They did not see God's image in their fellow-man. (Matthew 25:41-46)
Some of the last words they will hear from the Beautiful Christ is,
"Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels." Matthew 25: 41
Hell was never intended for man. It was for the destination of Satan and his demons as the result of his infamous rebellion (Isaiah14:12-17). But if man chooses to follow the Pied Piper Dragon, then his destiny is sealed. It seems strange that the False Prophet, the anti-Christ and the Woe Group all precede Satan into hell by 1,000 years, but that is the case. (Rev. 20: 7-10 and Matthew 25: 41 and 46).
They always had a choice. They are without excuse.
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Galatians 6:7
Well, that sums up the 7 groups that will be here during the Great Tribulation.
Six of these groups will rally around Psalm 42....they will have HOPE,
a HOPE TO THE END. 1 Peter 1:13.
"As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.
My soul thirsteth for God, for the LIVING GOD:
When shall I come and appear before God?
"My tears have been my meat, day and night, while they
continually say unto me,
‘Where is thy God’ ? ........
"Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and why art thou disquieted in me ?
HOPE THOU IN GOD:
for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance "
All My Trials
Lord, Soon Be Over " ( YOU TUBE )
Aled Jones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4ZDwbqF3u4
Joan Baez http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIH1KccVlHk&feature=related
Quotes on HOPE www.crossroad.to/heaven
"HOPE to the end " ... 1
quotes on MERCY:
"showing MERCY unto thousands of them that love Me and keep My commandments" Deuteronomy 5:10
"For Thou art good, and ready to forgive,
and plenteous in MERCY unto all them that call upon Thee" Psalm 86:5
"turn unto the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger,
and of great kindness" Joel 2:13
"For I know that Thou art a gracious God, and merciful,
slow to anger, and of great kindness" Jonah 4:2
See also.... Ex. 34: 6,7; Ex. 33:19; Deuteronomy 4:31; 2 Chron. 30:9;
Nehemiah 9: 17 + 31; Psalm 37:26 ; Ps. 103:8 ; Ps. 136; Ps. 145:8 ;
Daniel 9:4; Romans 9:15 + 18; James 5:11
The Hebrew word for MERCY is "hesed" or "Chesed"