THE TWO TRIBULATIONS
There are many events in God's WORD that are taken by "Bible Scholars"as identical, even though the accounts are obviously
1) The "two" accounts of creation as given in Genesis chapters 1 & 2.
2) The "two" accounts of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem: Mk 11 and Matt 21.
3) The "two" accounts of the words of the thief: Matt 27-Mk 15, & Lk 23.
4) The "two" annointings Jn 12 and Matt 26, Mk14.
5) The "two" sets of Peter's 3 denials of Jesus- Jn 13 and Lk 24.
6) the "two" tribulations spoken by Jesus in Matt 24 and Mk 13.
It is this latter one that is seldom taught, yet is the most obvious for those who believe all of God's WORD is both true
and not contradicted.
Matt 24, Mk 13, and Lk 21 are all accounts BY JESUS of the last times. Matt 24: 1-29 describes the "tribulation of Antichrist".
In it Jesus reveals the 6 seals as given in Rev chapter 6. The tribulation that follows is the wrath of GOD, which is in itself
is the seventh seal. Likewise, Mk 13:1-24 follows the same pattern, and beginning with v 25, the second.
Lk 21 gives an account of the duties of believers in that time. Now it is noised about (by MAN I might add) that the "church"
will be gone away by that time, like butterflies in the "rapture". How anyone can believe Jesus's words in Matt 24:29-31,
Mk 13:24-27, LK 21:25-31 and still accept such tripe is beyond me. Eze 13:18-23 even condemns it.
Our Father has fortold all things, but we need to believe Him, not man. Mk 13:23: In Matt 24:4, Mk 13:5, Lk 21:8 he warns
about deception. The word "antichrist" is often not understood by many. We have been taught that it just means "opposite"
to Christ. It doesn't. It means "instead of Christ"! The word was never used by Jesus, and is used only 4 times in the Bible-
thrice in 1 Jn and once in 2 Jn. Christ spoke of antichrist in Jn 5:43. See also Jn 17:15.
Strong's # 500 antichristos (an-tee'-khris-tos); from 473 and 5547; an opponent of the Messiah: KJV-- antichrist. (DIC)
Strong's # 473 anti (an-tee'); a primary particle; opposite, i.e. instead or because of (rarely in addition to): KJV--
for, in the room of. Often used in composition to denote contrast, requital, substitution, correspondence, etc. (DIC)
Now, man will have you believe that "some man from the middle east" will pose as antichrist. This may be, but he is not
the one who is to come as described by Jesus in Matt 24:24, Mk 13:22. Satan will come in the "flesh", just as he did in Gen
3, Job 1&2, Mk 1, Matt 4, & Lk 4. Isa 14:12-14 describes him as the great "I will", contrasting him to our Father,
the I AM. Ezekiel 28:12-19 describes satan's beauty and wisdom which deceived Eve and many others. No, beloved, satan's great
pride will not allow any mere man to stand in for him when he poses as Christ and recieves the worship of many well-meaning
christians. Understand now Rev 3:10. God's elect will not find this one tempting as Eve and others did. To us his "peace and
safety" will be like a bug in our ice cream!
This may be strange to you, and if it is I beg you to read the word for yourself, don't take anyones word in the place
of the WORD of GOD!
IF, for example, you wish to be a "firstfruit" to God, you need to know who they are. They were not "RAPTURED" there, they
came out of the confusion-- Read it for yourself in Rev 14 verses 1-5. Man teaches that if You hear and don't believe, you
face sure Hell, but see Jn 12:47-48. Thus man is not the Judge, praise GOD, but the Living WORD is!