This is a never-ending source of fascination for me: How is it that those who adhere to a post-Tribulation Rapture perspective can actually look forward to those horrific seven years of God’s wrath and judgment? And they do. There is almost a glee about many of them as they consider these coming difficult times. In their thinking: Oh, they’ll be shielded by God and also be performing astounding miracles. I think some see themselves symbolically as the Two Witnesses. They’ll live in protected, sustainable communities apart from all those on the receiving end of God’s punishment. It’ll be a glorious time, unlike any other ever experienced on the earth for them. Well, they’ve got that last part right.
Posts Categorized: Millennial Kingdom
Bible prophecy teachers are seldom in lockstep about various events in Scripture. One of the seminal prophecies that causes disagreement is the War of Gog-Magog as recounted in Ezekiel 38-39. Although this is among the most detailed of foretellings in the Bible, there are several different takes on when it will occur.
Judgment is coming. If you miss this fact, then you need to read more deeply in the Word of God.
God decreed to the Israelites that they were to observe seven feasts during the year in His honor. Three of those feasts required a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. This is the key for our Commentary today: The pilgrimage for and celebration of this feast was to remember His provision and protection during the 40 years in the wilderness.
As we survey the debris in these last days of this lost, dying, and radically unbelieving world, there are many causes and explanations for the decline that is leading inevitably toward God’s wrath and judgment that will culminate in the 7-year Tribulation.
After a discussion with a friend of mine concerning where people go when they die, I realized there is some confusion among believers about what the Bible teaches in this regard. What I hope to do here is provide a simple explanation for my friend and others who aren’t quite sure about this important topic.