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BIBLE STUDY: The Olivet Prophecy (Part Four) - Obtaining Divine Guidance And The Terms Of Peace For The World War To Come!

“Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?” (Luke 14:31). “Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war” (Proverbs 20:18, 11:14, 15:22, 24:6). Jesus warned us that He is going to bring the greatest war EVER upon mankind, BEFORE He brings about the greatest peace! Yet, in a Way in which only He could, Jesus wants us to know how to prepare for this time of trouble, and how to make ourselves ready, so that we will instead see Victory; and He wants us to be Absolutely Assured, that we will be worthy of His Reward! www.onug.us

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We learned much in the last three weekly studies about the timeline of end-time events, and how to prove them so from Scripture alone. We also learned that in a world that has rejected God and His Commandments, and crowned Satan as king; that God is still calling and training a few, to warn this world of her soon coming fate, and provide for those who will listen – a way of escape, from the death and destruction a Holy God MUST bring about! www.onug.us

Many are concerned today about Eschatology (a word derived from the Greek words “eschatos” meaning ‘last’, and “logy” meaning ‘the study of’. In theological or religious circles, you may hear it referred to as “The four last things”, meaning to them: ‘death, judgment, heaven, and hell’. We, on the other hand, who have learned to prove everything from the Bible; should understand the term to refer to “The Last Things” or as the disciples asked Christ:

  1. “Tell us, When shall these things be?
  2. And what shall be The Sign of Your Coming?
  3. And of the End of the World” (Matthew 24:3)?

All of which Christ answered, and which you and I are continuing to study today in detail! www.onug.us

Most people who delve into eschatology simply want to know where the emergency exits and life boats to this world are located; they are more interested in an escape plan, than in making the required changes to themselves that will please God (Matthew 3:1-10 / Proverbs 28:4-5 / Luke 3:1-14 / Matthew 23:27-36)!

There are some who think they can cheat death, and avoid paying the price of sin to a Holy God (Romans 6:23). Some turn to false sciences like Cryopreservation in an attempt to negate Ecclesiastes 9:1-6. With just one company that I am aware of, there are currently 984 people who are willing to pay $80,000 to $200,000 each, in order to have antifreeze pumped through their bodies at death, and have either their brains or their whole bodies frozen upside down in a tank of liquid nitrogen so that they are not digested by worms, and do not turn into dust as ordained by God (Genesis 3:19 / Ecclesiastes 3:19-22)! Even the very elect of God, His Saints, must also return to dust to await the First Resurrection of the dead; the Holy Spirit given to each of them at Baptism, will return back to the God who gave it (Daniel 12:1-3 / Ecclesiastes 12:7)!

Only those Saints living in the last days, and their children, who are accounted worthy to escape these things (Luke 21:34-36), will be taken to a Place of Safety to escape God’s Wrath, which will be poured out on all of mankind, in the last days (Luke 21:23 / Ecclesiastes 9:12 / Psalm 23:1-6, 91:1-16 / Isaiah 26:20)! www.onug.us

Let us go back to where we began today’s Study - to fleeing and to protection! It is not a question of what God Can Do; it is a question of what He Purposes To Do!!! Today, we are going to tie this principal of “Following Christ instead of following self”, to what God says about fleeing, and to The Place of Safety, and to God’s Church as a whole!!!

The Place of Safety: It is much more about where we are in our minds, than where we are with our bodies (Psalm 91:2, 9-10)!

We invite you to learn more about what God says about a Place of Safety for His Saints, during the three and one half years of the Coming Great Tribulation, by reading our Bible Study:

Is Petra The Place Of Safety?

                    

Before we can continue today, we must be VERY CLEAR that God is deliberately vague in WHERE we escape to (the Place of Safety during the Great Tribulation); but He is very specific and detailed in HOW we are to focus on making ourselves Worthy to escape!!! The focus must be on God and our spiritual self-refinement; and NOT on prophetic timelines, places, and physical preparations which will distract us from developing an intimate and obedient Relationship With God – one that Jesus says we MUST HAVE if we are to be considered worthy in His Eyes (Matthew 10:34-39, 16:24-27 / Luke 17:28-33)!!!

Jesus is clearly not a warm and fuzzy Savior! If we do not love Him MORE than even our very own families – we are NOT worthy of Him!!! We must Invest in Him, and put Him FIRST – BEFORE EVERYTHING ELSE, or else we will LOSE OUT on eternal life!!! www.onug.us

If we invest in this world and our own lives, BEFORE and INSTEAD of investing TOTALLY in The Kingdom of God; then we will LOSE EVERYTHING: all our stuff, and even our very own lives!!! We Must DENY ourselves, TAKE UP our cross, and DIE to our self-interests (Proverbs 3:1-35)!!!

If we will do that (die to self, and put Christ First in all things), Jesus says we will FIND our lives in this world, and GAIN ETERNAL LIFE in the world (or age) to come!!! Everyone has a natural inclination within, to avoid suffering and pain (Self Preservation); but Jesus is Wisely Counselling us, if we have ears to hear; that this drive for self-preservation, for Self Satisfaction, for COMFORT and SECURITY – although important, MUST BE pushed from the number one desire in our lives, into a secondary place – IF WE WANT TO BE CONSIDERED WORTHY BEFORE CHRIST AT HIS COMING!!! This is NOT a natural desire; but IT IS Christ’s desire FOR US – If we want to be Kings and Priests at His Return!!! www.onug.us

Do YOU Remember how in Sodom (Luke 17:28-33): They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all? Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away (We have a natural desire in us, not only to try to save WHAT we are; we also have a natural desire to try to save WHAT WE HAVE too! Our Stuff!!!). And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back (We may have to abandon ALL OF OUR TOYS, ALL OF OUR POSSESSIONS! Somebody else may take them, get them, or destroy them! Can YOU give up your STUFF?). www.onug.us

“Remember” Lot's wife, Jesus tells us!!! There is no looking back when we sign up to Follow Jesus! Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it! We cannot afford to have distractions!!! The context here is clearly how to escape a life-threatening situation in the end-time. Taking up one’s cross is about dying to self. The self always seeks to preserve itself, to satisfy itself, to comfort itself! But when we become Christ’s at Baptism, we were bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 7:23); we can no longer look to self and self-satisfaction because self-comfort, or the way of man, runs contrary and counter to The Way, The Truth, and The Life (John 14:6) that God has called us to – which is Obedience to His Very Commands (Luke 6:46)!!!

Since we have the Holy Spirit after Baptism, we now have a dual nature inside us; it is almost in one sense like we are schizophrenic! But this is intended only to be a temporary state (Romans 7:12-25)! Christ’s nature will only grow and live in us, if the other nature – our human nature dies!

There is an old Cherokee Indian Proverb that I like, which really makes this point: An Elder of the tribe is teaching his young grandson about life. The old man says, “There is a fight going on inside me. It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil, full of anger, hate, greed, lust, pride, lies, and ego; the other wolf is good, full of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. You my grandson, have this same fight going on inside you too. All people have it!” The young boy thought on his grandfather’s words, then asked, “Which wolf will win?” The Old Cherokee man said, “The one you feed!” www.onug.us

We forget that human nature has always been the same, and The Word of God and The Spirit of God are the two necessary things we must, in every generation, use to fight against it! There is no new, magic way to transform our carnal minds; and The Plan of God to redeem mankind remains the same in every age (Ecclesiastes 1:9-18)!

Human nature, our lower nature, is always with us; and it comes into its own – that is, it comes to the forefront, and it takes over if and when we let it! The higher nature (The nature and Mind of Christ) comes to the front, and grows, only when we through faith, discipline ourselves to say "no" to the human nature - whenever it wants to do things that God says is wrong! This means that we must constantly say “NO” to our proud and sinful human ego, which will ALWAYS put itself first; and makes provision for its own safety, and puts its comfort as its primary aim!!! Think of the context we read about earlier, of carrying ones cross. The Cross was an instrument of Christ’s death!!! Do you see that Jesus is telling us, He is giving us Tremendous Wisdom here, by counselling us and instructing us, that if we are REALLY going to be His Servant – or more appropriately, “His Slave”, a begotten son of the Most High God; then we are going to have to suffer the indignities of a condemned man – just like Jesus did!!! Unless a person can overcome being self-centered, and instead become God-centered; even though he may gain the whole world – he is NOTHING to God (Matthew 16:26 / Mark 8:36 / Luke 9:25)!

Let’s put it another way: To deny oneself, means to say, “NO” to self and “YES” to Christ – in every area of your life! It means to obliterate the self as the dominant principal of life, and make God the ruling passion of one's life! A True Christian and Follower of Christ, may have to sacrifice their personal ambitions, their ease and their comfort; YOU may be called to sacrifice the career that you loved, or the professional identity that you enjoyed! I have been called to do this many times in the past; and I am about to be called to do it again! All of us will be called to sacrifice our personal wills – sometimes slowly, little by little; or sometimes abruptly and all at once!

Prepare for Christ to Call YOU to give up that which you value most, because no True Christian can do what he or she likes; they must learn to DO what Christ likes (Matthew 19:20-30)!!! If you are given a choice between keeping the Sabbath or a Holy Day, and losing your job; which do you choose (Isaiah 58:13-14)? If you can’t Obey God when the stakes are a pay raise or a job; you will never choose to Obey God, and Keep the Sabbath or a Holy Day, when it will cost you your life (Luke 16:10-13 / Matthew 24:45, 25:21, 23 / Luke 19:17)! www.onug.us

                         

God's values are much different than human nature's values. God tells us He is going to reward this world with death, for the very focus of their human nature: seeking life, and the things that make this life more enjoyable! Do you see the problem? The problem is in “getting” and “seeking life” first, their own way (according to human nature); instead of acknowledging God’s Authority over man, and then seeking God’s Way of doing things, which results in permanent and long lasting Abundant Blessings and Life (Matthew 6:33 / Isaiah 55:9-10). www.onug.us

God’s Way runs contrary to Satan’s way and this world’s way of doing things. If you do things God’s Way you will run into lots of opposition in this world; sometimes even leading up to your persecution and death! But God says He is doing away with this world and its system of doing things in a very Terrible, Awesome, and Fearful way; and that nobody but those whom God protects will be able to stand in that day! It is as simple as choosing your system and your result (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)! You may prosper for a time under this world’s ways of serving self (Matthew 4:8-10); but only those who learn now to serve God and deny self, will be permitted to withstand His Son’s coming worldwide Wrath! Human nature is your enemy – not your friend! Human nature will condemn you for doing things God’s WAY; and human nature will rationalize and justify your ways, even when they are in complete opposition to God’s Commanded Way – human nature will convince you of smooth things, all the while leading you the way of your own destruction!

A sure way to disqualify yourself from the Place of Safety is to strive to get there by your own power, knowledge, and wisdom (Matthew 16:25 / Mark 8:35 / Luke 9:24, 17:33)!!! Jesus is warning us, that those who make this their goal in life, won’t be there! The Laodicean (lukewarm or halfhearted) who is not spiritually zealous won’t be there either; they will be spit out of God’s mouth, and right into the Tribulation for being spiritually lukewarm! Then there will be some of us who are spiritually HOT, who must also go through the Tribulation and die - not going to the Place of Safety, because God has something BETTER for us (as God defines better)! Let’s go back and remember the fifth Seal (Revelation 6:9-11 / Hebrews 11:31-40, 12:1-4). Of those who have been killed in the past, those who resisted unto blood (unto death); many were killed as a witness! The word "martyr" is the equivalent of our English word "witness"; but through the years the usage of the word "martyr" has come to mean, "one who dies in service to a cause." These people then, died in service to God, to His cause, and to His purpose. We cannot assume then, that because God allows someone to die for the faith, or sacrifice greatly, that that person has been bad or is weak spiritually! Sometimes God uses His Best, unto death to Glorify Himself and bring about Great Testimony, Witness, and Works; that the Purpose of God may be carried out (Acts 7:51-60)!!! Would anyone accuse Jesus, considering His trials, scorn, and death – of being a lukewarm, fence-sitting, Laodicean? Certainly NOT! Maybe God has such a fate in store for you and I? There will be many others (Revelation 7:9, 13-17)!!! Are YOU preparing yourself today to let God CONTROL your destiny (Romans 9:14-24)?

Remember, some of the greatest Heroes of the Faith (those we read about in Hebrews 11 above; and even most of the apostles) were ordained by God, to experience pain, torture and death, tribulations and persecutions! They were men of great zeal and integrity, who reflected the very Character of God! May the same, one day, be said of us (Luke 21:12-19)! Again this is the subject of Olivet prophecy!!! www.onug.us       

When we were baptized, we gave our lives to God to be used by Him, in ANY WAY that He sees fit. We became His slave; and a slave is one who has no choice or say in the matter! We became His slave, and made a covenant with Him - in the exchange for the forgiveness of our sins; we gave Him our life, and God in turn gives us the earnest of His Spirit - as an advance payment on our final reward - Eternal Life (2 Corinthians 1:21-22 / Ezekiel 9:3-5)!

The understanding then becomes, that He will work to prepare us: for His use now, and also more importantly - in the Kingdom of God!!! Do we understand that (Philippians 1:5-6)? Once we enter into Agreement (or Covenant), as His slaves, we aren't free to serve just when it's convenient for us to do so? We can't serve on our terms; we don’t get nights and holidays off! God the Father, because of what Jesus Christ has done, and our acceptance by faith; has prior call on our lives! We are to put what we are, who we are, and what we have - at His disposal, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year – for the rest of our physical, and then our spiritual lives!!! www.onug.us

The Two Witnesses And The Great Tribulation (2 Corinthians 13:1 / Deuteronomy 17:6, 19:15 / Matthew 18:16, 20):

When we read these Scriptures, we are taught why God sends TWO!!!

At the start of the Great Tribulation, the testimony of God’s Two Witnesses will begin. They will be God’s Voice in a fallen world when God takes His Church to a Place of Safety for three and a half years. A little more than two years into the Tribulation, God will begin to sound the first of Six Trumpet Plagues upon mankind, which will last for a little more than the last year of the Tribulation.

Question: Will the combination of the Six Trumpet Plagues, and the Testimony of God’s Two Witnesses convince a rebellious and stubborn humanity to finally repent? What does God say will be mindset and actions of those left alive after the first Six Trumpets have exacted their toll (Revelation 9:20-21)? www.onug.us

Question: God is very specific in the exact amount of time that the Gentiles will be given dominion over Jerusalem before Christ’s Second Coming, and in the exact amount of days that the Two Witnesses will be given to Prophesize. What are these two time frames; and how must the Two Witnesses be dressed during these times (Revelation 11:2-3)?

We can see that even during the Six Trumpets Plagues, God is still pleading with men to turn from their evil ways. How Great is God’s Mercy!

Question: How does God protect His Two Witnesses during the days of their end-time Ministry (Revelation 11:4-5)? What is the special power God gives these two men, to make their Testimony in delivering God’s last warning to the earth, even more powerful (Revelation 11:6)?

Question: What does God say He will allow the final resurrection of the Roman Empire, or the Beast, to do when the Two Witnesses have finished their Testimony (Revelation 11:7-8)? What will be the reaction of the people in the world to the television coverage of the demise of God’s Two Prophets, and for how long will this excitement last (Revelation 11:9-10)?

Question: After three and a half days, what does God do for these Two Prophets? How do the Two Witnesses react to what God does; and how do the people of the city react (Revelation 11:11)? Do these events take place at the end of the Second Woe, or the Sixth Trumpet (Revelation 11:14)? What happens at the beginning of the Seventh Trumpet (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)? Do we see an indication that the Two Witnesses standing on their feet is merely a physical resurrection, much like that of Lazarus, Jesus’ friend (verse 11); and that the Seventh Trumpet follows quickly (verse 14), in the same hour (verse 13)? How can we be sure that verse 12 is really the Seventh Trumpet, or Third Woe (Hebrews 11:40 / 1 Corinthians 15:23, 35, 51-57)?  

Jesus has shown us that on the heels of the first Six Trumpet Plagues, death and World War will rage, and Billions of people will die!!! Mankind will now be facing Cosmocide, or the annihilation of the entire human race (Matthew 24:21-22 / Mark 13:19-20)!!! But the earth and her people will be saved from extinction, at the Seventh Trumpet, by the Return of our Savior, Jesus the Christ (Matthew 24:29-31)!!! www.onug.us

The Six Groups of People Living on the Earth during The Great Tribulation:

  1. The Church of God – Main Body (The Wise Virgins who have made themselves ready). These are those God takes to a Place of Safety, of whom Jesus says He will keep from the hour of trial that is coming upon the whole earth (Revelation 3:10-13). These will be preserved until the return of Christ, and will never (taste of death or) sleep (1 Corinthians 15:51).
  2. The Lukewarm in the Church of God (The Unwise Virgins). These are those who will be spit out of God’s mouth into the fire of the Tribulation because of their worldly, uncommitted, and lackadaisical attitudes. They will not go to the Place of Safety, and will be put to death by Satan, hopefully washing their robes in the Lamb’s Blood and qualifying for the First Resurrection (Revelation 7:14-15). These did not pray always that they may be accounted worthy to escape all these things (Luke 21:36). www.onug.us
  3. The Church of God – The Strong Christian Martyrs. These Zealous and Righteous brethren whom God has purposed to go through some of the Tribulation before they die; in order that they make a strong personal witness for Him (Revelation 6:11). Included in this group are, undoubtedly, the Two Witnesses.
  4. The 144,000 from the 12 Tribes of Israel (Revelation 7:1-8). These are the direct descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel) that have been called by God and are also preserved in a Place of Safety during the Tribulation (Matthew 19:30, 20:16 / Mark 10:31 / Luke 13:30).
  5. The innumerable multitude from ALL nations (Revelation 7:14-15). These are those in the world, who did repent at the Six Trumpet Plagues, and were led to be Baptized and receive the Holy Spirit by The Church of God – Martyrs, who were also killed along with them, during the three and a half year Tribulation (Ezekiel 18:30-32, 33:10-11 / Isaiah 31:6, 55:7, 59:20 / Hosea 14:1-4).
  6. The rest of the Nations of the World and their Armies. These are those who fight Christ at His Coming, and are led by the Beast and False Prophet. These Armies will all die at Armageddon (Zechariah 14:12-15); but the remnant or survivors of their people (about 25% of the world’s population) will come to know and worship God during the Thousand Year Millennium Reign of Christ (Zechariah 14:16-19 / Isaiah 19:21-23, 66:23-24)! www.onug.us

1 Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”

This verse is a key to help us to understand that God always supplies enough for us to carry out our part in His creative work. Not just in the tribulation, but also in every day decisions of everyday life. This is one of the major themes of the Feast of Tabernacles. Regardless of where we are in the pilgrim journey He has assigned to us, He supplies the need!!! God is faithful!!! God has no responsibility to make Himself known to us. But He constantly does so because He LOVES us (Matthew 11:27-28)!!!

GOD is the one that initiates contact with us (John 15:16). He is the one who grants repentance. He is the one who gives us His Spirit. He is the one who continues with us and helps us to grow! God is with us throughout the whole journey (Deuteronomy 31:5-6)!!! He is Faithful because that's what He IS!!! He is not only Faithful to His church as a whole; He is Faithful to each and every one of us as an individual child of His (Mark 16:15-20)! His Salvation includes not just being changed at The First Resurrection from the dead, but it also means the Grace to Overcome - to meet EVERY trial along The Way, so that we'll be Prepared for whatever trial comes up in our life! www.onug.us

(Matthew 24:42-51) “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

For those who are faithfully doing and keeping the responsibilities God has assigned to them, and who don't have their minds on something else – like saving their own skin; the relationship between them and God, through faithfulness, is kept unbroken! We have to strive to keep that relationship intact, STRONG, and intimate; unbroken by periods of inattention. Even as He is faithful, we must become faithful! It is a matter of the day to day attention to the things of God. It comes down to being an everyday Follower of Jesus Christ! God gives the hardest trials to the ones He loves the most (Luke 1:15 / Matthew 14:1-12 / Luke 7:27-28)! The hardest trials refine us the most; and the more refined we are the more valuable we are to our Heavenly Father!!! Dad intends for His Elect to Encourage one another as we go through these trials (1 Peter 4:7-19)! May we all keep the Word of His Patience, and suffer according to the Will of Almighty God, so that Jesus the Christ will keep us from the hour of temptation that is coming upon this whole world! Amen! www.onug.us

We hope you will join us next Sabbath, as we begin to Learn How Jesus Taught Us To Recognize The King Of The North, The Beast Of Revelation; And The Abomination Of Desolation. You and your children will be so very glad that you did!

We are honored that you joined us today in the Study of God’s Word!

                                      - submitted by R. C. Brown III

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Timeline Study Guide:

The Seven Seals, Four Horsemen, Seven Trumpets, Three Woes, Seven Bowls or Vials, and The Three Flying Angels: These are The Judgment Of God (Judgment defined Scripturally meaning: Understanding and Living According To The Word of God) through either Blessings or Cursing (Ezekiel 14:22)!!!

This four-part "beginning of sorrows", or the progression of disasters, is also pictured by the first four of Seven Seals, or The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:1-8).

The Seven Seals and The Four Horsemen:

  1. False Religion: The First Seal – A White Horse (a bow, a crown, to conquer and / or to convert many). Read: Matthew 24:4-5 / Revelation 6:1-2.
  2. War: The Second Seal – A Red Horse (power to take peace from the earth, a great sword to murder many). Read Matthew 24:6-8 / Revelation 6:3-4.
  3. Famine: The Third Seal – A Black Horse (disparity and irregularity in famines: food scarcity and rationing in one area, while other foods are abundantly found elsewhere). Read Matthew 24:7-8 / Revelation 6:5-6.
  4. Pestilence and Death: The Forth Seal – A Pale Horse (“Hell” or hades, meaning the grave follows him; disease and sickness become rampant and lethal; wild animals attack and kill humans). God gives the first four seals Power to kill one-fourth of the earth’s entire population! Read Matthew 24:7-8 / Revelation 6:7-8.

 

The Four Horsemen are already here! They have not yet intensified to the level where they will bring about the Apocalypse spoken of at “the end of days”, but that is coming! When God opens a Seal, it begins, then intensifies; until it reaches its fruition at the Return of Christ! False religions (meaning the many flavors of false Christianity) are here! They have been counterfeiting the Gospel of Christ for over 2,000 years now, and they are growing worse! Jesus says the false church will grow so powerful that it will eventually threaten God’s true church with martyrdom at a level the world has not yet seen! Wars are still being fought since the Prince of Peace

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Timeline Study Guide (continued):

 

(Isaiah 9:6) and the King of Salem (Genesis 14:8) was born in the flesh, to do away with them for good; yet they are getting worse!

Together these Horsemen will destroy one-fourth of the earth population (2-3 Billion people)! Then and only then, will we be in the Apocalypse spoken of by Jesus Christ! It will be evident, you won’t be able to miss it! Then you will know we are about to enter into the Great Tribulation!

 

The Sealing of God’s People Happens Before The

Seventh Seal is Opened (Revelation 7:1-17):

God does not begin to pour out His Wrath on the earth, in the form of the Seven Trumpets, which begin at the Seventh Seal (1/3 of trees and all grass burn, 1/3 of all sea life dies, 1/3 of all ships are destroyed, bitter waters kill many, sun and moon darkened, chemical and biological weapons unleashed, warfare kills 1/3 of world’s population), until God seals His Servants in their foreheads to protect them! God sanctifies or sets apart as holy, 144,000 of all the Tribes of Israel (Job 1:6-12)! We must preserve this sanctification for ourselves and for our families at all costs (Job 1:5)!

 

Question: Why are only so few Saints saved alive, in a world of billions of people, with potentially millions of Saints currently living (Revelation 7:9, 13-17)? Most of God’s True Church will be martyred by this soon coming time in history! Knowing this now, does Jesus’ Warning to you take on extra meaning (Luke 21:36)? Read Ephesians 1:13-14 / Ezekiel 9:4-11. If you do not have The Sign, Seal, or Mark of God on your forehead; and if you have not been praying always that you might be accounted worthy to escape the Wrath of the Lamb – there is only one other option left! Do you know what is it; and will it work out as planned (Revelation 6:15-17)? www.onug.us

 

  1. The Martyrdom of the Saints: The Fifth Seal (The True Church of God, which preaches the Word of God, and has the Testimony of Jesus’ Gospel Message; these are all those from throughout time, who will come up in the first Resurrection in white robes, but have not been delivered by God, or gone to the place of safety; these must be killed by Satan’s government up until the time of and during the Great Tribulation). The Fifth Seal begins in earnest at the start of the Great Tribulation, and ends three and a half years later, with the deaths of God’s Two Witnesses (the last two saints to die); three and a half days before Jesus Returns! Read Matthew 24:9, 21-22 / Luke21:23-24 / Revelation 6:9-11.

 

  1. A Great Earthquake, A Black Sun, and A Blood Moon - The Sixth Seal (Stars of heaven fall, mountains and islands disappear, men try to hide in the earth from God and the Wrath of Jesus). Read Matthew 24:29-30 / Joel 2:30-31 / Revelation 6:12-17.

 

  1. Silence in Heaven for Half an Hour – The Seventh Seal (A darkened sun, and a moon that gives no light ends the Seventh Seal at the Seventh Trumpet; and contrasts with the Sixth Seal’s initial heavenly indicators: A Black Sun, Blood Moon, and falling stars! Seven Angels assemble with the Seven Trumpets, another angel with the golden censer adds much incense to the prayers of the Saints – then filling it with fire from the Altar, hurls it to the earth; then there are voices, thunder, lightning, and another earthquakes while the seven angels prepare themselves to sound). Read Joel 2:1, Revelation 6:15-17, 11:18, 14:19, 15:1, 16:1.

 

Remember, God protects His Church from the Seven Trumpets, by Sealing His Saints in a Place of Safety! www.onug.us

The Seven Trumpets (Revelation 8:1-6):

The First Trumpet (Hail and Fire mingled with Blood are cast upon the earth. One Third of the trees are burnt up and all green grass)!!! Read Revelation 8:7.

The Second Trumpet (A great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea. One Third of the all the seas become blood, one third of all sea life is killed, one third of the world’s ships are also destroyed)!!! Read Revelation 8:8-9.

The Third Trumpet (A great star, called Wormwood, burning like a lamp falls from heaven causing one third of all rivers and all fresh water sources to become bitter, and many who drink this water will die)!!! Read Revelation 10-11.

The Fourth Trumpet (One Third of the sun, the moon, and the stars are darkened, so that the daytime is dark for four hours of daylight each day, and the night sky shines no light from any stars or the moon, for four hours each night. An angel flies through the sky, announcing the three Woes or Trumpets to come)!!! Read Revelation 8:12. www.onug.us

The Fifth Trumpet – The First Woe (Satan is cast out of heaven a second time with his demons, and allowed to release some of the demons who have been bound in Tartarus or the bottomless pit since the angelic rebellion; the sun and air are darkened by the smoke (demons?) that comes out of the pit, locusts (helicopters with chemical or biological weapons?) come out of the smoke (influenced by the demons?) – not to eat grass or trees (as normal locusts would) – but to hurt humans who do not keep the Holy Days of God, and to sting men like a scorpion stings – to inflict such excruciating pain upon men for five months, that they will seek death, but will not find it)!!! Read Revelation 9:1-12, 17:8-14.

The Sixth Trumpet – The Second Woe (Four terrible and mighty demons which are “bound” in the Euphrates river since the angelic rebellion, are released for a year, and a month, and a day, and an hour; they influence an army of 200 million men to go about and kill one third of the population left on earth by fire, smoke, and brimstone which issued out of their mouths (missiles, artillery, bombs?); and those survivors, not killed by these plagues from God, repented not of their works. God’s Two Witnesses will complete their ministry during the Great Tribulation, and lie dead in the city streets for three and a half days. Their resurrection, back to physical flesh and blood life (Revelation 11:11), and another great earthquake which levels a tenth of the city, and kills 7,000 people that happens within the same hour that the Two witnesses come back to life; this will be enough to scare the remnant of the city into Glorifying God)!!! Read Revelation 9:13-21.

The Seven Thunders (A Mighty Angel of God comes down from Heaven, clothed with a cloud, a rainbow upon his head, his face shining like the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire. He has a little book, open in his hand; his right foot upon the sea and his left foot upon the earth… then the Seven Thunders uttered their voices! But God tells John NOT to write those things he was told by the seven thunders. Instead John is to preach The Gospel before many people, nations, tongues, and kings!). Read Revelation 10:1-7.

The Sixth Trumpet – The Second Woe (continued) Read Revelation 10:5-11, 11:1-14.

The Seventh Trumpet – The Third Woe (The kingdoms of this world become the Kingdoms of our LORD, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever! This can only happen after Satan and his demons are banished in the bottomless pit on the Day of Atonement and the Beast and False Prophet are thrown into the lake of fire. The First Resurrection must occur at the beginning of the Seventh or last Trumpet (as the Saints ALL rise together! Hebrews 11:39-40 / I Thessalonians 4:13-18 / 1 Corinthians 15:51-58). The Two Witnesses are given physical life at the end of the Sixth Trumpet, for an hour (just like many who were raised back to physical life in the Bible; this is not the first resurrection!); then the Seventh Trumpet or Third Woe follows quickly (Revelation 10:5-11, 11:1-19).

The Progression of the Seventh Trumpet:    www.onug.us

The First Resurrection happens (Revelation 5:9-10, 10:7, 14:1-5, 20:4 & 6). The dead in Christ rise, and are Immortal, preparing to reign, while the Last Seven Plagues (bowls or vials poured out)! Our children, who are not yet Baptized, but who survived along with us during the three and a half years in the Place of Safety, will continue to be protected by God, as flesh and blood people, for 10 more days; until the Battle of Armageddon happens, and Satan and his demons are thrown into the Bottomless Pit for the next 1,000 years!

There are voices in heaven, thunder, lightning, another earthquake, and Great Hail!!!

The Seven Bowls or Vials of God’s Wrath Begin (Revelation 16:1-21):

  1. Noisome and grievous sore upon those who have the mark or sign of the beast and worship his image.
  2. Sea becomes as the blood of a dead man killing all sea life.
  3. All rivers and fountains become blood
  4. Sun scorches men with fire and great heat so they blaspheme God and repent not
  5. Darkness and pain poured upon the seat of the beast and his kingdom making them chew their tongues
  6. Euphrates dries up to prepare the way of the kings of the east to invade. Three frog-like demons come out from Satan, the beast, and the false prophet and gather the world’s armies at the valley of Armageddon, to the battle of that great day of God (occurs on the Day of Atonement).
  7. A Great Voice from God’s Throne: “It is Done!”, voices in heaven, thunder, lightning, and the Greatest of ALL earthquakes EVER! The City is divided into three parts, cities of all nations fall, every island sinks, every mountain is leveled; an exceedingly great plague of Great Hail, each the weight of a talent [Ancient Israel adopted the Babylonian talent (30.3 kilograms or 67 lbs.); but later revised the mass into the Heavy Common Talent which was used by New Testament times (58.9 kilograms or 130 lbs)]!!! This is the talent the Apostle John would know! www.onug.us

The armies of the earth, 200 million, come to make war with Jesus Christ and His Saints (Revelation 11:18 / Zechariah 14:1-5, 12-15), on the Holy Day of Atonement!!!

Satan and his demons are put into the bottomless pit for a thousand years (Revelation 20:1-3)!!!

The Three Angels fly with their three messages (Revelation 14:6-12):

  1. “Fear God, and give Glory to Him; for the hour of His Judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”
  2. “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”
  3. “If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the Wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb, and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”

We will be learning more about The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse, in upcoming Bible Studies! So Stay Tuned! :o)    www.onug.us

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