Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord!
To what end is it for you?
The day of the Lord is darkness and not light.
As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him;
or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall,
and a serpent bit him.
Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light?
Even very dark, and no brightness in it?
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my
holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds
and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the
mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not
been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it,
even to the years of many generations.
1 Thess. 5:2-6
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord
so cometh as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden
destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman
with child; and they shall not escape.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day
should overtake you as a thief, ye are all the children of
light, and the children of the day; we are not of the night,
nor of darkness.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us
watch and be sober.
We have heard for many years the teaching that the
coming of the Lord will take place before the time of
great tribulation upon the earth. Yet the Bible tells us
that the revelation of the end time was sealed up
(secured, confined, or cannot be revealed) until the
day and the time that is spoken of approaches.
And the vision of the evening and the morning which
was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision;
for it shall be for many days.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the
book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to
and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are
closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words
of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that
is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith,
I cannot, for it is sealed:
And the book is delivered to him that is not learned,
saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not
We, as God's people, should seek to understand the
book of Revelation in these last days, and to be aware
of the things that are coming upon the earth; for we are
not the children of darkness, but we are children of the
light. God doesn't want His people to be in darkness
concerning the events that are going to take place in
the last days; that's why He has given us the revelation
of the end time in the Word of God.
The children of God have a way of escape prepared
for them when it comes time for the "Wrath of God"
to be poured out: but during the "Tribulation" God sets
a seal upon His people that will keep them from the
destruction that will be taking place during the sounding
of the seven trumpets.
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely,
and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the
sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of
the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall appear the
sign of the Son of man in heaven:
And then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and
they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of
heaven with power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a
trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from
the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Here in this scripture we are told that Christ sends His
angels to gather together His people after the days of
tribulation. The word "tribulation" means a time of
great trouble; this is not the time of the pouring out of
God's wrath. The saints of God shall be taken from the
earth after the time of great tribulation, but before the
time of the pouring out of God's wrath upon the wicked
and the unbeliever.
When we study the book of Revelation we should
remember that God's Word is an eternal, unbroken
circle: there is no end to God, nor His Word. Those
things which are written in the book of Revelation, at
the end of the Bible, are linked to the Old Testament,
at the beginning of the Bible. The Word of God is
eternal and unbroken: the end always refers back to
the beginning. The Old Testament is the door to under-
standing the book of Revelation; and the Spirit of God
is the key that unlocks that door. So don't base your
belief on an interpretation of the book of Revelation
that doesn't have a foundation built on Bible Scripture
and the Old Testament.
The truth that God is revealing in these last days, and
the truth that God would have His people to know is
that the Church will remain upon the earth until after the
time of the "Great Tribulation;" but it will be caught
away by Jesus Christ before the "Wrath" of God is
poured out upon the wicked who are left. But there will
be nothing for God's people to fear, for Jesus is our
Ark of safety when the storm begins to rage.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for
the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that
walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at
thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the
reward of the wicked.
In the seventh chapter of the book of Revelation we
see that God's people are sealed in their foreheads
with God's seal so that none of the plagues and those
destructive forces sent from God can harm them.
Why would God tell the four angels not to hurt the earth,
neither the sea, nor the trees, until His servants were
sealed in their foreheads if He was going to take them
out of the destruction to come? There would be no
need for a seal of protection if we were not going to
be in the midst of great trouble.
God kept the children of Israel safe in the land of
Goshen while the rest of Egypt suffered plagues and
death all about them; and although God's people did
remain in Egypt while God poured out His judgment,
God's people were not touched by the plagues and
the destruction experienced by the Egyptians.
Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is gone forth in fury,
even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon
the head of the wicked.
The anger of the Lord shall not return, until he have
executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of
his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.
It is important that God's people know the truth about
events to take place during the end time, for where
there is knowledge and assurance of the Word of God,
there is faith and power to stand. God will make a way
of escape for his people: His seal upon their forehead
will be as the blood upon the door post in the days of
Moses when the death angel passed over Egypt. The
plagues and destruction will pass over those who are
marked by the blood of the Lamb.
Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which
have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness,
seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the
day of the Lord's anger.
In the fifth chapter of Revelation the book held in the
right hand of God is written within, and on the backside,
and is sealed with seven seals. This book represents
the written revelation of God's judgment in the latter
days. The first manifestation of the Word of God was
written: even so is the first manifestation, or evidence,
of His judgment also written.
The loosening of the seven seals by the Lamb of God
symbolizes the time of revealing, or knowledge being
given. It is time for the book and the words that were
sealed up in the days of Daniel to be opened and to
be revealed, for the written judgment of God is being
made known unto man.
A book similar in content, to this book with the seven
seals, was given unto Ezekiel (Eze. 2:9-10), that he
might read it to the nation of Israel; and the book
contained prophecy, and warning, from God to a
rebellious, impudent, and hard- hearted people. If the
rebellious house of Israel was found worthy of God's
judgment and His recompense, how much more is the
world today worthy of judgment.
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?
For these be the days of vengeance, that all things
which are written may be fulfilled.
What will be the extent of God's judgment in the last days?
What can we expect as the end of time draws closer?
What latter day Bible Prophecies are yet to be fulfilled?
Is this truly the Day of Revelation?
Alas for the day! for the day
of the Lord is at hand, and
as a destruction from the
Almighty shall it come.
We are living in the last days,
the time of the fulfilling of latter
day prophecies in the books of
Revelation and Daniel.
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