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Jesus comes to redeem the Church and judge the Nations when the Seventh Seal is opened and when the Seventh Trumpet sounds

Posted by gospelclips on November 28, 2016

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Revelation 7:9 -8:1

9After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” 13Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” 14I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15Therefore,“they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. 16‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. 17For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ ”

8:1When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

The Seventh Seal differs from the other seals in that the events associated with it precede the mentioning of it.  This is also the case with the seventh Trumpet.

The sealing of the 144000 Jews and the rapture of the Great Multitude are, therefore, linked to the seventh seal.

It is quite fitting that the Rapture of the Church should immediately follow the opening of the seventh and last seal on the scroll that the Lamb is opening.  The scroll is none other than the Book of Life (or a chapter there of).  When the Book is opened, the names of those who are Born Again are known.  The Sons of God are thus revealed and the angels immediately set about raising them from the dead or redeeming them from the Earth.

Revelation 11:15-19

15The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.” 16And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17saying: “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. 18The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small—and for destroying those who destroy the earth.” 19Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.

The Seventh Trumpet is the Last Trumpet to sound.  It is when Christ returns to redeem the Church and judge the Nations.  It is also associated with the opening of the little scroll which is the Book of Life (or a part there of). 

The Second coming of Christ to Redeem the Church and Judge the Nations, therefore, corresponds to the opening of the Seventh Seal and the Sounding of the Seventh Trumpet.

 

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The Rapture immediately precedes the Battle of Armageddon

Posted by gospelclips on November 28, 2016

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1Thess 4:13-18

13Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.

The Lord will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and the trumpet call of God (the seventh trumpet) and the dead in Christ will rise first (first resurrection) and after that those in Christ who are still alive and left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meed the Lord in the air.  

The Lord will later return with his faithful followers to strike down the nations with a sword that proceeds out of his mouth.

2Thess 2:1-12

1Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 3Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

5Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. 7For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

When the Lord Jesus Christ comes, we (the believers) will be gathered to him.  That day will not come until the man of lawlessness has been revealed and the rebellion has occurred.  He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or worshipped.  He will set himself up in God’s temple proclaiming himself to be God.

The Lord Jesus will over throw him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming.   Jesus will be accompanied by his called, chosen and faithful followers which he has gathered to himself.

1Cor 15:51-52

51Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

The last trumpet heralds the Day of the Lord when Jesus returns with his faithful followers to defeat the beast and the false prophet and strike down the nations.  

The Church will be raptured and the dead in Christ will be raised (first resurrection) in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, as soon as the seventh trumpet sounds.

The seventh trumpet will span 75 days, during which God will pour out the seven bowls of his wrath upon the nations of the Earth who are gathered at Armageddon.  This is the third woe.

Jude 1:14-16

Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

The Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge the nations of the Earth and to convict all of them of the ungodly acts they have done in their ungodliness and the defiant words of ‘ungodly sinners’.

In other words, Jesus is coming with an army of  believers to judge the ungodly.  Zachariah tells us that there will be some pagans who survive the battle of Armageddon.  There will be ‘nations’ on Earth during the Millennium and there will be ‘Nations’ outside the New Jerusalem in Eternity.

Rev 17:12-14

The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.  They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.  They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.

The beast and the kings of the Earth will wage war against the Lamb but the Lamb will triumph over them.  The lamb will have with him his called, chosen and faithful followers who were raptured / resurrected 30 days prior to the abomination that causes desolation being set up.

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The Sheep and the Goat Judgment on the Nations is based on works. This is how God will Judge the Nations after the Church has been raptured.

Posted by gospelclips on August 21, 2012

The Sheep and the Goat Judgment on the Nations is based on works. This is how God will Judge the Nations after the Church has been raptured.

The Sheep and the Goat Judgment is not to separate the believers from the non-believers. It does not determine who goes to Heaven or not. Those who are going to Heaven to be with Christ will already be with Him at that point in time.

Whether we go to Heaven or not depends more on whether we believe, whether we have repented and whether we have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior.

All believers, dead and alive, will go to be with Christ when He comes in the clouds and they will remain with Him forever.

If you are part of the rapture or the first resurrection then you will reign with Christ during the Millennium and then be part of the New Jerusalem in Eternity. You will stand before the Judgment seat of Christ and you will be rewarded for the things that you have done in the body.

Living Pagans (Non Believers) will be left behind on the Earth. They will be judged according to their works. They will have no part in the New Jerusalem and they will not be with Christ during the Millennium even if they are the Sheep Nations.

Dead Pagans (Non believers) will not be resurrected until the end of the Millennium. They will be Judged at the Great White Throne according to their works. If their names are in the Lamb’s book of life, they will not be thrown into the Lake of Fire. They will become the Nations in Eternity. If anybody worshipped the beast or took his mark, their names will not be in the Lamb’s book of life and they will be throne into the Lake of Fire.

The Sheep and the Goat judgment is based on deeds. Salvation is based on faith. The Faithful Believers (Wheat) will have already been redeemed (raptured or resurrected) to be with Christ when the Sheep and the Goat Judgment takes place.
The Sheep and the Goat Judgment is a judgment on the Nations (Gentiles / Pagans) to separate them into the Sheep (who were kind to God’s people and did not accept the Mark of the Beast) and the Goats (who persecuted God’s people and are most likely the same people who take the Mark of the Beast).
The Greek word for Nations is “Ethnos” and is usually translated as “Gentile”, “pagan” or “Nations” designating – foreigners who are not converts.
The Bible tells us that Christ will return to judge the Nations of the Earth who are alive with an army of Holy Ones (Jude, Revelations 19). He will Judge the living Pagans (living non-believers) and separate them into the Sheep and the Goats. God’s people will be raptured or resurrected in the twinkling of an eye just before this occurs. False Christians (wolves in sheeps clothing) or Tares (weeds) will go to Hell.

 

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The Battle of Armageddon is the Sheep and the Goat Judgment. It occurs on the Day of the Lord.

Posted by gospelclips on August 16, 2012

The Battle of Armageddon is the Sheep and the Goat Judgment.  It occurs on the Day of the Lord.

The Battle of Armageddon is the Sheep and the Goat Judgment. It occurs on the Day of the Lord.

 

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What happens to those who worship the Beast and receive his mark at the Battle of Armageddon?

Posted by gospelclips on August 6, 2012

A diagram showing what will happen to those who worship the Beast and receive his mark at the Battle of Armageddon

Christ will lead an Army of Believers to strike down the Beast and the False prophet and the Kings of the Earth and their army of people who worshipped the Beast and received his Mark. All who receive the mark of the Beast and worship his Image will go to the Lake of Fire.

Rev 19:11-21

The Rider on the White Horse

11I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”a He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

king of kings and lord of lords.

17And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great.”

19Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.

This is the Battle of  Armageddon – The Sheep and the Goat Judgment –  On the Day of the Lord.  The Church will have been raptured at this point.  Christ will in fact lead them back to defeat the Beast and the False prophet and the Kings of the Earth and their Armies with the Mark of the Beast.

 

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The Battle of Armageddon is the Sheep and the Goat Judgment on the Nations. It occurs on the Day of the Lord.

Posted by gospelclips on August 3, 2012

The Battle of Armageddon is the Sheep and the Goat Judgment.  It is the last thing to occur before the Millennium starts.  It is the Day of the Lord.  It is part of the Seventh Trumpet.  Christ comes in the clouds just before this to rapture the church to be with Him. Then He leads them back to Earth on a White Horse to defeat the Beast and the False Prophet and the Kings of the Earth and their armies of people bearing the Mark of the Beast (The Sheep)

The Battle of Armageddon is the Sheep and the Goat Judgment. It is the last thing to occur before the Millennium starts. It is the Day of the Lord. It is part of the Seventh Trumpet. Christ comes in the clouds just before this to rapture the church to be with Him. Then He leads them back to Earth on a White Horse to defeat the Beast and the False Prophet and the Kings of the Earth and their armies of people bearing the Mark of the Beast (The Goats).

 

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The Church is raptured before Armageddon begins

Posted by gospelclips on July 2, 2009

Revelations Chapter 14 & 15: There will be two harvests at the End of the Great Tribulation leaving behind the Nations of the Earth to suffer God's Wrath.

Revelations Chapter 14 & 15: There will be two harvests at the End of the Great Tribulation leaving behind the Nations of the Earth to suffer God's Wrath.

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Who are the 144000?

Posted by gospelclips on April 9, 2009

The 144,000, Who Are They? #26

Is the 144000 in Rev Ch 7 the same group as the 144000 in Rev Ch 14?

I think not. (Drnhawkins)

The first group are Jews who are sealed and protected duriing the Great Tribribulation. They become God’s peeple on Earth during the Millennium.

The second group are ripe mature Christians who are redeemed from the Earth – they are the firstfruits of the Harvest.
The Great Multitude are the majority of Christians who will have top go thru the great trib and will be raptured after 1260 days but before God pours out his wrath on the Nations who are left behind. The Nations who survive God’s wrath will be the Nations who surround God’s people on earth during the Millennium.  This will be a fuillfillment of old testament prophesy.

Athe the end of the Millennium, Old and New Testament believers will be combined in to one New Jerusalem.

During the Millennium, all borm again Christians will reign with Christ in Heaven.

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Posted by gospelclips on December 8, 2008

Christ will return with an army of believers to judge the nations

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