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   THE GREAT TRIBULATION AND THE RAPTURE : PART 2



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Published On : September 15, 1997

Last Updated : January 3, 2009

Invasion of Jerusalem, Trodden Under God's Feet, The Daily
Sacrifice Removed, The Abomination Of Desolation, Image Of
The Beast, Great Persecution, The Two Sackcloth Witnesses,
The 144,000, Scope of The Great Tribulation, The Possible
Identity Of The Beast, Israeli-Turkish Ties, Pressure On
Syria?, Parties To The Treaty, God Wants Us To Understand,
Assad's Vision For Greater Syria, The Three Horns, Recap




If we extract the most important information contained in
some of the verses I shared in part one of this series, we
can obtain a very clear picture of some of the major events
which will transpire during the Great Tribulation; that is,
the final three and a half years of the Last Seven Years of
current world history and the rule of evil men. These events
will begin to occur after the subtle Beast mentioned in the
Books of Daniel and Revelation, reveals his true nature and
identity to the world. The first point we can understand is
that the city of Jerusalem will ultimately be invaded and
occupied during the full three and a half years; precisely
as Daniel, Zechariah and Jesus all predicted. Consider how
clear this becomes in the following verses:

"For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle;
and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the
women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into
captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut
off from the city." (Zechariah 14:2)

"And he [the Beast] shall plant the tabernacles of his
palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet
he shall come to his end, and none shall help him."
(Daniel 11:45)

"And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then
know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them
which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them
which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them
that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the
days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be
fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to
them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great
distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they
shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away
captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden
down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be
fulfilled." (Luke 21:20-24)

The primary reason why Jerusalem will be trodden under foot
of the Gentiles for three and a half years, is because she
has for too long rejected the Son of God; and she has become
useless, or without salt, to God. In other words, she has
not been the witness to the world that the Lord has wanted
her to be; but has in fact fought against the Lord's true
children through both her attitude and her actions. American
Christians were greatly alarmed earlier this year when it
came to their attention that the Israeli government has been
attempting to pass a certain piece of legislation which will
severely restrict Christian evangelism in Israel. The Jews
claim that they only wish to practice their Judaism without
being pressured into converting to the Christian faith. Just
recently, I learned that this antichrist bill may soon be
debated, and ratified, on the floor of the Israeli Knesset.

Thus, because of their stubborn refusal to bow the knee to
Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, the Jews of Israel shall
have no peace; but rather they shall soon face the wrath of
an angry God. Notice that in the previous verses from the
Gospel of Luke, the Lord used the specific phrases 'the days
of vengeance' and 'wrath upon this people'. God Himself is
going to take vengeance upon Israel. He is going to let His
Wrath be felt because of their rejection of His Son. Please
consider the following verses:

"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his
savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good
for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under
foot of men." (Matthew 5:13)

"Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be
thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God,
and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was
sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the
Spirit of grace?" (Hebrews 10:29)

"But the court which is without the temple leave out, and
measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the
holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall
prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed
in sackcloth." (Revelation 11:2-3)

How ironic that all of those verses discuss being trodden
under foot. But you see, just as the antichrist Jews have
trodden under foot the Son of God, the Lord will likewise
trod them under His own feet like useless, flavorless salt
during the time of the Great Tribulation; and He will use
their Arab enemies to do it, just as He has done many times
before throughout Biblical history. The Jews will finally
reap what they have sown through their stubborn rejection of
the one true Messiah for the past two thousand years.

Upon completing his successful invasion of Jerusalem, as we
saw in part one, one of the first things that the Beast will
do, is to set up something in the newly-built Temple which
is commonly referred to as the Abomination of Desolation. I
discuss the possible meaning of this object in the series
'The Seven Heads'. This event will occur three and a half
years after he has signed the Holy Covenant. First however,
the Beast will stop the Jewish sacrifices in the soon-to-be
built Third Temple of Solomon on the top of Mount Moriah, as
is made clear by the following verses from the Book of
Daniel:

"And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:
and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice
and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of
abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the
consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the
desolate." (Daniel 9:27)

"And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute
the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily
sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh
desolate." (Daniel 11:31)

"And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken
away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there
shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days."
(Daniel 12:11)

As I point out in articles such as 'Mondex And The Mark Of
The Beast', at the time that the Beast invades Jerusalem,
stops the Daily Sacrifice, and places the Abomination of
Desolation, he will also implement the identification and
credit system known as the Mark of the Beast. Just as the
Lord will be marking, or sealing, His children, Satan, via
the Beast, will likewise be marking his followers as well.
This is precisely one of the reasons for the coming time of
Jacob's Trouble; that is, to purge and test the world; to
force everyone to make a decision, either for God, or for
Satan. Obviously, being as these events will center around
Jerusalem, the unbelieving Jews will be the primary object
of the Lord's test of faith. That is why it is referred to
as Jacob's Trouble. Everyone who refuses to bow down to the
Beast's image, and who refuses to accept his Mark, will
become the object of severe persecution, and possible death.
As in the days of Moses and Joshua, the Israelies are going
to be forced to make a clear choice. Consider these verses:

"And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast,
that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause
that as many as would not worship the image of the beast
should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great,
rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their
right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy
or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the
beast, or the number of his name." (Revelation 13:15-17)

"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you
this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your
fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or
the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for
me and my house, we will serve the LORD." (Joshua 24:15)

As we have already seen, Jesus Himself said that the Great
Tribulation will be the worst persecution that the world has
ever known. Satan, via the Beast and his anti-God forces,
will be doing everything within their power to destroy the
Lord's children; which is why the Lord said that except
those days were shortened by His Coming, no flesh would be
saved. Exactly what is meant by the days being shortened is
something which I will be discussing in part four of this
series. For now though, following are some additional verses
on the topic of Endtime persecution of the Saints:

"I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and
prevailed against them;...And he shall speak great words
against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the
most High, and think to change times and laws: and they
shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the
dividing of time." (Daniel 7:21, 25)

"And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the
transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce
countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand
up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power:
and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and
practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people."
(Daniel 8:23-24)

"And they that understand among the people shall instruct
many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by
captivity, and by spoil, many days. Now when they shall
fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many
shall cleave to them with flatteries. And some of them of
understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to
make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is
yet for a time appointed." (Daniel 11:33-35)

"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he
that endureth to the end shall be saved." (Matthew 10:22)

"Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall
kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's
sake." (Matthew 24:9)

"But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you,
and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and
into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my
name's sake." (Luke 21:12)

"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it
hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his
own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen
you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not
greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will
also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will
keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you
for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me."
(John 15:18-21)

"They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time
cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth
God service." (John 16:2)

"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall
suffer persecution." (2 Timothy 3:12)

"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the
altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God,
and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a
loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost
thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on
the earth? "And white robes were given unto every one of
them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet
for a little season, until their fellowservants also and
their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should
be fulfilled." (Revelation 6:9-11)

"And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are
these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came
they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to
me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and
have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of
the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and
serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth
on the throne shall dwell among them." (Revelation 7:13-15)

"And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come
salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the
power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast
down, which accused them before our God day and night. And
they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word
of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the
death...And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to
make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the
commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus
Christ." (Revelation 12:10-11, 17)

"And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and
to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds,
and tongues, and nations." (Revelation 13:7)

Thus we see that it will be a time of great testing for the
Lord's children. What we can also learn from some of the
verses I shared in part one, is that while the Beast is
persecuting the Saints of God during this final three and a
half year period known as the Great Tribulation, the two
Sackcloth Witnesses will also be prophesying, and causing
terrible plagues to fall upon the unbelieving wicked, as is
thoroughly described in the Book of Revelation. Eventually,
at the very end of this horrible period of slaughter, these
two messengers of the Lord will be killed; and their dead
bodies will be left laying in the streets of Jerusalem while
the world rejoices. However, only three and a half days
later, the world will be shocked when their lifeless bodies
stand up; and they are called up to Heaven by Him who has
power over life and death:

"And when they shall have finished their testimony, the
beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make
war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great
city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where
also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and
kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies
three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead
bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the
earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall
send gifts one to another; because these two prophets
tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days
and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them,
and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon
them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from
heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended
up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them."
(Revelation 11:7-12)

If you are interested in reading a more thorough study on
the two Sackcloth Witnesses, I encourage you to read my
article 'The Two Sackcloth Witnesses Of Revelation 11'.
Another important thing we can discover from the verses I
have shared thus far, is that exactly as Jesus warned them
to do in Matthew chapter twenty-four, as well as in Luke
chapter twenty-one, a small portion of the population of
Israel, who I believe may be flesh Jews who have converted
to the Christian faith, will escape the edge of the sword by
fleeing to the mountainous areas outside of Jerusalem, and
possibly even further than that. At this current time, I
believe that these may be the one hundred and forty-four
thousand of the twelve tribes of Israel who are sealed by
the Lord in the seventh chapter of the Book of Revelation.

Upon reading this chapter, we discover that prior to the
Lord pouring out His Wrath upon the wicked unbelievers, just
as the children of Israel had to mark their doorposts with
lamb's blood as an act of faith during the first Passover in
Egypt when the Angel of Death killed the firstborn of the
Egyptians, the Lord is also going to somehow mark a small
portion of the Israelies. Whether this mark is meant to be
understood symbolically or literally remains to be seen. I
discuss this issue more fully in such articles as 'Are You
Saved And Sealed And Healed And Filled?', and 'Revelation's
Babylon The Great Whore'. Regardless of the actual nature of
this seal, these servants of God will be marked, just as the
servants of Satan and the Beast will also receive a mark in
their right hand or on their forehead, as I explain in
'Mondex And The Mark Of The Beast'. In both cases, it will
mean that you either belong to God, or else you belong to
Satan; there will be no neutrals then:

"And after these things I saw four angels standing on the
four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the
earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on
the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending
from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he
cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was
given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the
earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed
the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the
number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an
hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the
children of Israel." (Revelation 7:1-4)

For a more in-depth look at these one hundred and forty-four
thousand sealed servants of the Lord, I encourage you to
read the two aforementioned articles, as well as 'The Woman
In The Wilderness And The 144,000'. It is those stubborn
Jews who continue to reject Christ as their Messiah, and who
are foolish enough to remain in the city of Jerusalem, and
who fight against the Muslim hordes, who will face carnage
and inevitable destruction. I also discuss persecution, and
how to react to it, in the article 'Civil Disobedience And
Christian Persecution' I hope that you will take the time to
read it.

At this time, I should point out that the Great Tribulation
may not necessarily be global in scope as some of us have
been led to believe. We should remember that while these
prophecies are written for the edification of the entire
Endtime Church, whether we be Gentile Christians or Jewish
Christians, some of them will find their fulfillment in the
state of Israel and the surrounding region. Those of us who
live outside of Israel and the Middle East, may not feel the
same repercussions from the power and wrath of the Beast; at
least not in the beginning, if ever. Part of this confusion
arises from the usage of such Biblical phrases as 'all the
world', 'all nations' and 'all' as found in verses like the
following:

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the
world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end
come." (Matthew 24:14)

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach
the gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15)

"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a
decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be
taxed." (Luke 2:1)

In the previous verses, three different Greek words are used
to denote the word 'all'. These three words respectively are
'holos', 'hapas' and 'pas' and they have a variety of
meanings such as all, throughout and everyone. While we can
preach the Gospel throughout the whole world, that is, in
every country, it does not seem humanly possible for us to
reach every single person. This is because new people are
being born all the time; and Jesus must return at some point
in time. In the case of Caesar Augustus, it cannot literally
mean the entire world, because he did not control the entire
world. The only ones who could be taxed would be those who
were under the jurisdiction of the Roman Empire, which was
not the entire physical world.

The same can be applied to the extent of the Beast's power
and influence as described in the prophecies of Daniel, as
well as in the Book of Revelation. Consider the following
two verses:

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor,
free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in
their foreheads:" (Revelation 13:16)

"The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall
ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and
they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were
not written in the book of life from the foundation of the
world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and
yet is." (Revelation 17:8)

When we are told that 'they that dwell on the earth shall
wonder', does this truly mean that everyone who dwells upon
the entire Earth will wonder, or admire, the Beast; or does
it mean those who dwell in the region which comes under the
Beast's influence; or does it mean the part of the world
which was known in those days to the writer? In like manner,
will the Beast truly 'cause all' to receive his mark in
their right hand or forehead; or will it only be those who
fall under his sphere of control in the Middle East? These
verses may still mean the entire Earth's population, but we
should be open to other possibilities as well. As with other
Endtime prophecies, time will certainly reveal all things.

As I explained in part one, the political leader known as
the Beast will actually be opposed to the Holy Covenant from
the very beginning. The Prophet Daniel tells us that he will
be an extremely manipulative and deceptive character. As I
point out in 'The Kings Of The North And The South', as well
as in the series 'The Seven Heads', my current thoughts are
that the Beast might arise out of the nation of Syria; and
if not there, then most likely from some other part of the
region which formerly comprised the ancient Assyrian and
Babylonian empires. This would include modern-day Turkey,
Iraq and part of Iran; however, I hold Syria as the primary
candidate at this time. In my view, it is simply too early
to make a clear determination regarding this matter. For
now, we should all keep a close eye on Hafez al-Assad of
Syria, Saddam Hussein of Iraq, and President Khatami and the
Ayatollah Khomenei of Iran.

Much to the consternation of other Arab nations, since the
beginning of this year, Israel and Turkey have been forging
closer military ties in cooperation with the United States
of America. This has included joint military exercises in
the Mediterranean Sea near Chittim, or what is currently
known as the island of Cyprus. It is possible that these
exercises were used to send a strong message to Syria. We
need to remember that when such military exercises occur
around the world, they are for a specific reason. They
involve a lot of planning, time, energy and money. When
governments engage in these activities, it is because they
are flexing their muscles, and sending a message to their
adversaries. It may be that this new relationship between
Israel and Turkey will be the catalyst which will eventually
force Hafez al-Assad into grudgingly signing a peace accord
with Israel, even though he rejects the idea in his heart.

If Syria is indeed the King of the North as I speculate, and
if the Israeli-Turkish alliance results in a peace accord
with Israel, this may be directly related to the prophecies
of Daniel. In other words, while many Christians currently
look to a bilateral Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement as
the most obvious fulfillment of the seven-year peace treaty,
this might not necessarily be the case. In fact, based upon
my understanding of the Daniel prophecies, I honestly don't
see how such an exclusive agreement would fulfill all of the
requirements; because Daniel states that this treaty will be
between the kings of the north and the south; which I have
interpreted as being Syria and Egypt. In other words,
Yasser Arafat cannot be the King of the North, and Benjamin
Netanyahu cannot be the King of the South according to my
understanding.

Thus, we would all be wise to keep our options open to other
possibilities. As I explain in 'The Kings Of The North And
The South', there might be a larger agreement between Syria,
Israel and Egypt which will include terms which would give
the Palestinians complete control of East Jerusalem as their
capital, while at the same time permit the Jews to build
their Temple there. It might be that this plastic peace will
last for three and a half years until Syria reneges on the
treaty and shows her true colors; which will result in the
Great Tribulation. It is simply too early to interpret these
things clearly. There are currently still too many unknown
factors. One thing we do know is that the Lord does want us
to understand the true significance of these events. He
doesn't want us to be in ignorance or to walk in darkness;
but sometimes we are just slow in our understanding. Please
consider these verses:

"But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and
maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the
latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy
bed, are these;" (Daniel 2:28)

"Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his
secret unto his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7)

It is for this very reason that Daniel 11:33 states in part
'And they that understand among the people shall instruct
many'. This is precisely what this ministry is all about. I
am doing my best to help you the reader to understand these
Endtime events, but even my understanding is not yet crystal
clear regarding some of them. It is imperative that we all
strive to understand these things so that none of us become
deceived by the events which will soon unfold on the world
stage. Believe me, they are going to be powerfully deceptive
in nature; so much so, that Jesus said that even the elect
might be deceived by them if they are not careful:

"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,
and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it
were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
(Matthew 24:24)

While we may not currently possess a full understanding
regarding the identity of the kings of the north and the
south, once a peace accord is signed which includes a clause
for the construction of the Third Temple, not only will we
know that we have entered the beginning of the Last Seven
Years, but we will also fully recognize these leaders for
who they are. Assuming for the present time that King Assad
of Syria is truly the King of the North as I've speculated,
allow me to share a few additional comments. We already know
that the seven-year peace accord will be broken after three
and a half years. According to what I have read, one of the
reasons for this might be because King Assad's personal goal
is to reclaim the power of the ancient Assyrian Empire;
either through invasion, neutralization, or subjugation.

It is common knowledge in the Middle East, that King Assad
is after more than just the Golan Heights in northeastern
Israel. He also wants to subjugate the three nations who
have compromised Arab interests by bowing to American and
Jewish pressure, by entering peace arrangements with Israel.
These three countries are Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. Let us
not forget what happened to Anwar Sadat when he made peace
with Israel. I can only wonder why Hosni Mubarak hasn't yet
met a similar fate. At this time, there are fundamentalist
Islamic elements within Egypt who seek to overthrow Mubarak.
King Hussein of Jordan has lost out to both Israel and Syria
in the past, so he isn't too happy with either one of them.
Lebanon, the land of the ancient King of Tyrus, has also had
to compromise with Israel because of her southern border. In
essence, Lebanon already takes orders from Syria. In recent
weeks, there have again been some serious confrontations in
the DMZ, or Demilitarized Zone, which acts as a buffer area
between Lebanonese and Israeli forces.

We all need to realize that there is no such thing as a
neutral. When the pressure is on, everyone shows their true
colors. If Syria chooses to go to war against Israel over
the issue of the Golan Heights, these three countries are
going to have to decide which side of the fence they are on.
Are they sold out to the American dollar, or are they loyal
to the Arab cause? Until now, I have speculated that Egypt,
Lebanon and Jordan might represent the three horns which are
subdued by the Beast. If this is indeed the case, then Assad
would fulfill his vision of a Greater Syria. Consider the
following verses found in the seventh chapter of the Book of
Daniel which discuss these three horns:

"After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth
beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it
had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and
stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse
from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten
horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up
among them another little horn, before whom there were three
of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in
this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth
speaking great things...And the ten horns out of this
kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall
rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and
he shall subdue three kings." (Daniel 7:7-8, 24)

While it is still quite possible that the three horns which
are broken by the Beast represent the three aforementioned
nations, as I stated a moment ago, there is another possible
interpretation which finds support in the Scriptures. For a
full explanation of this possibility, allow me to refer you
to the article 'The Beast And The Three Broken Horns'.

While I have gone into considerable detail regarding some of
the events which will transpire during the Last Seven Years,
the main points I wish to emphasize are these. According to
my understanding, the seven-year period will commence with
the signing of the Holy Covenant by the various signatories,
whoever they might be. This accord will make possible the
construction of the Third Temple on Mount Moriah. The first
three and a half years of this seven-year period will be a
time of fragile peace, during which time the Daily Sacrifice
will be performed. This peace will be broken when Syria, or
whatever country is the home of the King of North, reneges
on the Holy Covenant. This event will mark the beginning of
the Great Tribulation in the middle of the Last Seven Years;
that is, three and a half years after the treaty has been
signed. When this accord is broken, Israel will be invaded,
the Daily Sacrifice will be stopped, the Abomination of
Desolation will be set up, the Mark of the Beast will be
implemented, and great persecution will begin.

Having now firmly established the course of events through a
preponderance of Scriptural evidence, in part three of this
series, we will begin to examine some of the ideas put forth
by the Pre-Tribulation Rapture theorists. This will include
discussions on such topics as not being appointed to wrath,
the Sixth Trumpet and the Battle of Armageddon, fleeing to
the mountains during the Great Tribulation, slaughter of the
wicked, being a witness unto death, faith as gold tried in
the fire, and not being ashamed of the Lord. I trust that
you will join me.

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