The Top 10 Myths That Dominate Christianity (2 of 10)
by A. Freeman, guest writer
Christian prophecy today is filled with false prophets and false christs claiming to know the exact day when the great tribulation will begin and when it will end, along with what they think will happen in between. Fortunes have been made writing books and making films on this subject because people are starting to see how bad it’s getting and are looking for answers. Unfortunately most are looking in all of the wrong places.
Christ describes the great tribulation in the following way:-
24:21 For then shall be great oppression, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the Elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
The great tribulation/oppression is also described in the Book of Daniel:-
12:1 And at that time shall Michael [the Archangel] (Eno. 20:5; 36:1; 40:8; 58:1; 59:9; 57:1-2; 70:4; Rev. 12:7; Sura 2:98) stand up, the Great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as 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 [of Life] (Rev. 13:8; 17:8; 20:15; 21:27; Sura 83:20).
12:2 And many of them that sleep in “the dust of the earth” (Gen. 13:16; 28:14) shall awake, some to Everlasting Life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt.
12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to Righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and “seal” the Book (Rev. 5:1-5), [even] to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and [evil] knowledge (1 Tim. 5:20) shall be increased.
And in the Book of Jeremiah:-
30:7 Alas! for that day [is] great, so that none [is] like it: it [is] even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
30:8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the “I AM” Lord of hosts, [that] I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
30:9 But they shall serve the “I AM” their God, and My Well-Beloved their king, whom I will raise up unto them (Ezek. 21:26-27).
30:10 Therefore fear thou not, O My servant Jacob, saith the “I AM”; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make [him] afraid.
30:11 For I [am] with thee, saith the “I AM”, to save thee: though I make a complete end of all nations where I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a complete end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
And we’re even told what we need to do to prepare and what will happen when the great tribulation ends:-
4:1 For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall burn like an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the “I AM” Lord of hosts, that it shall leave of them neither root nor branch (nothing).
4:2 But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in The Day that I shall do [this], saith the “I AM” Lord of hosts.
4:4 Remember ye and return to The Law of Moses My servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, [with] the Statutes and Judgments.
4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the Prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of the “I AM” (Sura 43:61):
4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse (see verse 1 for the details of the curse).
From these verses we know the following information about the great tribulation from a CERTAIN point of view:
1. it will be the worst oppression ever (Matt. 24:21);
2. God will have to intervene for us to avoid total annihilation (Matt. 24:22);
3. it is aka “the time of Jacob’s (Israel’s) trouble” (Jer. 30:7);
4. it is punishment for Jacob/Israel not keeping The Law (Jer. 30:11, Mal. 4:4);
5. the Great Prince Michael will be here during it (Dan. 12:1);
6. Christ will be here during it (Jer. 30:9, Mal. 4:2);
7. Elijah the Prophet will be here during it (Mal. 4:5);
8. there will be a great spiritual awakening during it (Dan. 12:2);
9. Judgment Day and The Fire will take place after it (Mal. 4:1, 5); and
10. the truth about it has been sealed up (Dan. 12:4), awaiting Christ’s Second Coming (Rev. 5:1-5).
Isn’t WHY this is happening just as, if not MORE important than WHEN it will happen?
The reason for the great tribulation is simple: it is a final attempt to awaken true Israel from her spiritual slumber by motivating us to see the total INSANITY of our incessant criminal behavior (which is destroying our planetary life-support system and each other), and give us one last chance to repent of and REFORM our evil ways.
True repentance means to stop doing all of this evil just as true reformation means doing away with everything that is corrupt and wrong. And there is something terribly corrupt and wrong about this country, this world and this way of life, isn’t there?
We NEED to recover what was lost, and the first step to recovery is to recognize there is a problem. The problem is, and always has been, that we haven’t kept The Law. And until we acknowledge our offense, by changing our evil ways, the great tribulation MUST continue.
Hosea 4:6, 5:15
4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of My Knowledge: because thou hast rejected My Knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me: seeing thou hast forgotten The Law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
5:15 I will go [and] return to My place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek My face: in their affliction they will seek Me early.
The name Israel means “Champion of God”, so even if someone is a racial Israelite, i.e. among the British, Irish and Anglo-Saxon [(I)saac’s sons – Saxons Gen. 21:12)] American people, if we aren’t keeping and enforcing God’s Law, to provide true Liberty and Justice for ALL, then we aren’t really Israelites. Not in the true sense of the word.
The great tribulation is NOT some future event; it is happening RIGHT NOW all around YOU. The rapidly expanding police-state, rampant injustice and oppression, and the imminent economic collapse of this totally unsustainable debt-based, consumer throw-away society should have already gotten your attention LONG ago. It is so bad now that WW3 has ALREADY STARTED in Syria and people STILL refuse to see the error of our ways and take personal responsibility for our own actions by remembering and returning to God’s Law.
We’ve been lulled to sleep with modern conveniences and technology, all of which can and likely will be taken away at some point SOON, especially with the upcoming food and water shortages and world wide war. But the fact remains that we have allowed all of this to happen by not keeping The Law, and it will only get worse from here.
Eventually, anyone who wants to survive will have to leave America and the rest of the Israelite countries for the Fortress of the Rock. And regarding any and all of the false prophets claiming to know the Day and hour when this will all end, please be advised that NO ONE on this planet knows that, NOT EVEN CHRIST HIMSELF.
Matthew 24:36 But of That Day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.