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“About The Great Tribulation”

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For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:21.

 

As we begin to discuss about the great tribulation, it is important we first understand the meaning of the keyword ‘tribulation’ as used in the opening text…

 

The word translated as ‘tribulation’ in the opening text, is from the Greek word ‘thlipsis’, meaning—pressure. It means pressure—either literally or figuratively. Other synonyms of the word tribulation as translated in the New Testament are: affliction, anguish, burden, persecution, and trouble.

 

All through the ages, since the fall of Adam and Eve, mankind has faced several kinds of tribulation and disaster. Some God-made—by his sovereign ideal; some man-made; and some others, devils’-made…

 

Even Israel—the chosen nation of God—also went through tribulations from God as a result of their evil deeds. Then the Church of Christ, since her emergence after the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ, has also suffered tribulations, especially in the form of persecution from non-believers.

 

But concerning the great tribulation, the Lord tells us in his own words that the great tribulation is a special kind of tribulation. That has never been experienced since the beginning of the world till the time he was speaking…

 

And that the great tribulation will not have its kind after it. Many Christian theologians are divided on their understanding and explanation of the great tribulation as mentioned by the Lord. Especially concerning its features and timing. So in this article, we want to see exactly what the scriptures say concerning the great tribulation.

 

The Features of the Great Tribulation

 

Having already known the meaning of the word ‘tribulation’, the great tribulation can therefore be explained as a period of great and unusual affliction. On the entire world and its inhabitants. And the major features of the great tribulation from scriptures are as follows:

 

1)    A Period of Great Deception: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect”—Matthew 24:24. A major feature of the great tribulation is an unusual emergence of deception.

 Which will be masterminded by the anti-Christ and his false prophet (see 2 Thessallonians2:9-11; Revelation 13:13-15) the bible says the deceptions at the great tribulation will be so strong that if it were possible, the very elect of God shall also be deceived.
 

2)    A Period of Great Persecution of the Saints: “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues and nations”—Revelation 13:7 (see also Daniel 8:24).

Another prominent feature of the great tribulation is an unusual persecution of the Church. Yes, the church and saints of God of all ages have been persecuted and even martyred in large scale. But the persecution of the saints at the great tribulation will be far greater.

The world will be subjected to many kinds of idolatry and rituals of which anyone that fails to follow suit, will be killed or ostracised (see Revelation 13:12, 14-15).
 

3)    A Period of God’s Wrath: The final stage of the great tribulation is a period of unusual disaster from God (Revelation 16:1-14). And this last phase of the great tribulation will happen after the rapture of the Church at the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The bible says the true believers will not partake of God’s wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

To better understand this fact, the words of our Lord Jesus give us an eye-opener. Here are his exact words: “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered the ark; and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”—Matthew 24:37-39.

So amidst the great tribulation, Christ will come and rapture his church and after that, the remaining inhabitants of the earth will face the wrath of God as it was in the days of Noah.

 

Admonishment to the Church Concerning the Great Tribulation

 

With the above three features of the great tribulation, it is very clear that the saints or believers will partake of the great tribulation. Especially the periods of great deception and persecution. But the believers will not partake of the last phase of the great tribulation which is the wrath of God or the judgement of God.

However, concerning the great tribulation, the Lord admonishes the believers thus:

 

“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man”—Luke 21:36.

 

From the above scripture, the Lord admonishes us concerning the great tribulation to be watchful and prayerful always. So we may be accounted worthy of escaping the things that shall come to pass at the great tribulation so that in the end, we will be able to stand before him—the Son of man.

 

Escape as used in the above scripture, can take either of two forms… Either escaping through death or martyr; or escaping through the rapture at the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Those who do not escape the great tribulation will be taken in the tribulation. Either they are taken by the great deception or are taken by the great persecution through personal subjection…

 

 And that is why the Lord admonishes us to be watchful and prayerful always. Because it’s only through these two spiritual tools we would be able to escape the great deception and persecution of the end-time at the great tribulation…

 

 And finally be able to stand before our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ in paradise forever.

 

Remain Blessed!

 

Emeke Odili

 

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16 minutes ago, Emekrus said:

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:21.

 

As we begin to discuss about the great tribulation, it is important we first understand the meaning of the keyword ‘tribulation’ as used in the opening text…

 

The word translated as ‘tribulation’ in the opening text, is from the Greek word ‘thlipsis’, meaning—pressure. It means pressure—either literally or figuratively. Other synonyms of the word tribulation as translated in the New Testament are: affliction, anguish, burden, persecution, and trouble.

 

All through the ages, since the fall of Adam and Eve, mankind has faced several kinds of tribulation and disaster. Some God-made—by his sovereign ideal; some man-made; and some others, devils’-made…

 

Even Israel—the chosen nation of God—also went through tribulations from God as a result of their evil deeds. Then the Church of Christ, since her emergence after the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ, has also suffered tribulations, especially in the form of persecution from non-believers.

 

But concerning the great tribulation, the Lord tells us in his own words that the great tribulation is a special kind of tribulation. That has never been experienced since the beginning of the world till the time he was speaking…

 

And that the great tribulation will not have its kind after it. Many Christian theologians are divided on their understanding and explanation of the great tribulation as mentioned by the Lord. Especially concerning its features and timing. So in this article, we want to see exactly what the scriptures say concerning the great tribulation.

 

The Features of the Great Tribulation

 

Having already known the meaning of the word ‘tribulation’, the great tribulation can therefore be explained as a period of great and unusual affliction. On the entire world and its inhabitants. And the major features of the great tribulation from scriptures are as follows:

 

1)    A Period of Great Deception: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect”—Matthew 24:24. A major feature of the great tribulation is an unusual emergence of deception.

 Which will be masterminded by the anti-Christ and his false prophet (see 2 Thessallonians2:9-11; Revelation 13:13-15) the bible says the deceptions at the great tribulation will be so strong that if it were possible, the very elect of God shall also be deceived.
 

2)    A Period of Great Persecution of the Saints: “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues and nations”—Revelation 13:7 (see also Daniel 8:24).

Another prominent feature of the great tribulation is an unusual persecution of the Church. Yes, the church and saints of God of all ages have been persecuted and even martyred in large scale. But the persecution of the saints at the great tribulation will be far greater.

The world will be subjected to many kinds of idolatry and rituals of which anyone that fails to follow suit, will be killed or ostracised (see Revelation 13:12, 14-15).
 

3)    A Period of God’s Wrath: The final stage of the great tribulation is a period of unusual disaster from God (Revelation 16:1-14). And this last phase of the great tribulation will happen after the rapture of the Church at the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The bible says the true believers will not partake of God’s wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

To better understand this fact, the words of our Lord Jesus give us an eye-opener. Here are his exact words: “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered the ark; and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”—Matthew 24:37-39.

So amidst the great tribulation, Christ will come and rapture his church and after that, the remaining inhabitants of the earth will face the wrath of God as it was in the days of Noah.

 

Admonishment to the Church Concerning the Great Tribulation

 

With the above three features of the great tribulation, it is very clear that the saints or believers will partake of the great tribulation. Especially the periods of great deception and persecution. But the believers will not partake of the last phase of the great tribulation which is the wrath of God or the judgement of God.

However, concerning the great tribulation, the Lord admonishes the believers thus:

 

“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man”—Luke 21:36.

 

From the above scripture, the Lord admonishes us concerning the great tribulation to be watchful and prayerful always. So we may be accounted worthy of escaping the things that shall come to pass at the great tribulation so that in the end, we will be able to stand before him—the Son of man.

 

Escape as used in the above scripture, can take either of two forms… Either escaping through death or martyr; or escaping through the rapture at the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Those who do not escape the great tribulation will be taken in the tribulation. Either they are taken by the great deception or are taken by the great persecution through personal subjection…

 

 And that is why the Lord admonishes us to be watchful and prayerful always. Because it’s only through these two spiritual tools we would be able to escape the great deception and persecution of the end-time at the great tribulation…

 

 And finally be able to stand before our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ in paradise forever.

 

Remain Blessed!

 

Emeke Odili

 

We need to pray for the church in "Nigeria" as many are in great tribulation without food and clothing, as many wolves are behind pulpits taking $Millions$ living in mansions, driving luxury cars, airplanes, big bank accounts

 

"Wolves In Sheeps Clothing"!

 

(David Oyedepo) $150 million

four airplanes, with homes around the world, as many don't have food and cloting in a country that has a per captia income of $2,000 US dollars annually.

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3 minutes ago, Truth7t7 said:

We need to pray for the church in "Nigeria" as many are in great tribulation without food and clothing, as many wolves are behind pulpits taking $Millions$ living in mansions, driving luxury cars, airplanes, big bank accounts

 

"Wolves In Sheeps Clothing"!

 

(David Oyedepo) $150 million

four airplanes, with homes around the world, as many don't have food and cloting in a country that has a per captia income of $2,000 US dollars annually.

Alright,

 

can we get to the main topic now?

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9 minutes ago, Emekrus said:

Alright,

 

can we get to the main topic now?

Im talking about the topic, "The Great Tribulation"

 

Many in Nigeria are experiencing this, as deception in the "Word Of Faith" doctrine is taking the poors monies as many have no food or clothing.

 

Are you aware of the "Great Tribulation" taking place currently in Nigeria?

 

We need to pray for the church in "Nigeria" as many are in great tribulation without food and clothing, as many wolves are behind pulpits taking $Millions$ living in mansions, driving luxury cars, airplanes, big bank accounts

 

"Wolves In Sheeps Clothing"!

 

(David Oyedepo) $150 million

four airplanes, with homes around the world, as many don't have food and cloting in a country that has a per captia income of $2,000 US dollars annually.

Edited by Truth7t7

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1 minute ago, Truth7t7 said:

Im talking about the topic, "The Great Tribulation"

 

Many in Nigeria are experiencing this, as deception in the "Word Of Faith" doctrine is taking the poors monies as they starve and have no food.

 

Are you aware of the "Great Tribulation" taking place currently in Nigeria?

 

We need to pray for the church in "Nigeria" as many are in great tribulation without food and clothing, as many wolves are behind pulpits taking $Millions$ living in mansions, driving luxury cars, airplanes, big bank accounts

 

"Wolves In Sheeps Clothing"!

 

(David Oyedepo) $150 million

four airplanes, with homes around the world, as many don't have food and cloting in a country that has a per captia income of $2,000 US dollars annually.

So you believe the great tribulation has already started?

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Throughout history Christians have suffered tribulation as a result of persecution.  This is part of the Christian experience.  During the Great Tribulation God will be judging the earth.  Christians will not be subject to this tribulation.  Jesus compared the time of his return with the days of Lot.  Lot was taken out of Sodom before God judged it; Christians will be taken out of the world before God judges it.

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The phrase  "the great tribulation" is not found in Scripture. 

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2 hours ago, Becky said:

The phrase  "the great tribulation" is not found in Scripture. 

Actually, that is not true. Revelation 7:14

 

14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 


The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2016), Re 7:14.

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OK :classic_smile:

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4 hours ago, theophilus said:

Throughout history Christians have suffered tribulation as a result of persecution.  This is part of the Christian experience.  During the Great Tribulation God will be judging the earth.  Christians will not be subject to this tribulation.  Jesus compared the time of his return with the days of Lot.  Lot was taken out of Sodom before God judged it; Christians will be taken out of the world before God judges it.

I Don't See The Future "Antichrist/Beast Ruling As Many Teach And Claim?

Rev 11:1-15 Is A Good Summary Of The Tribulation, The Two Witnesses Will Be In Control, Just Like The Day's Of Moses, Aaron, And Pharoh In Egypt, Same Scenario 

Revelation 11:3-6 & 10KJV
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

Rev 9:4 The Saved Believers Are Sealed And Protected From The Plagues, The Holy Spirit Seals The Believers Until The Day Of Redemption "Eternity"! Eph 1:13, 4:30.

Ephesians 1:13KJV
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Ephesians 4:30KJV
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

It Was Commanded Them, God's Instruction, Don't Hurt The Green Food Or Sealed Believers!

Revelation 9:4King James Version (KJV)
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.

The Antichrist Has His Seat And Power For 42 Months Rev 13:5 Or 1260 Days, So Do The Two Witnesses Rev 11:3 , Who Will Stand As Moses And Aaron Did Against Pharoh, "Day For Day"!

Gotta Clean The Ole Brain Out From The False Teachings In Propaganda, The Left Behind Series, Movies, ETC, False Deception!

Revelation 3:9-13 Paints A good Picture Of The Church In The Tribulation, Hope Ya Get It!

Revelation 3:9-13KJV
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Were The Hebrews Living In Fear During The Plagues In Egypt? 

Exodus 8:22KJV
And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.

Exodus 9:26KJV
Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.

Isaiah 26:3KJV
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Many False Fear Preachers & Teachers Keep Silent The "Two Witnesses" Seen In Revelation Chapter 11, And Silenced Also Is The Fact That Only Those Unsaved/Unsealed Will Be Affected By The Plagues As Seen Commanded In Revelation 9:4.

"Many Are Misled By False Teaching", That Many Will Have To Receive The Mark Or Worship The Beast, Refusal Will Be Death/Beheaded?

100% False, Those That Receive The Future Mark And Worship Of The Beast, "They Will Be Deceived Into Doing This", By The False Miracles Rev 19:20 Describes This!

Revelation 19:20KJV
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Will Their Be Tribulation Martyrs For The Glory Of The Lord Jesus Christ, "Absolutely" Those That Are Chosen To Be. Just As There Are Martyrs Of The Past And Present.

The Lord Jesus Christ Will Be In Control Of "The Future Great Tribulation", Just As God, Moses, And Aaron Were In Control Of Egypt.

1 Corinthians 10:13KJV
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Jesus Christ Is The Lord!

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