The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

The Second Coming

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ according to The Bible Book of Revelation

All Bible teachers, who believe in a Second Coming of Jesus Christ followed by The 1000 Year Kingdom, believe that The End Times is The 70th Year Week of The Prophet Daniel. These are The Last Seven Years (Year Week) of The End Times which begins after The Antichrist strengthens a covenant with The People of Israel.

These Last Seven Years, before The 1000-Year Kingdom of Jesus Christ begins, are described in the Bible Book of Revelation. The Prophet John is commissioned, during a Vision of Jesus Christ, to write The Bible Book of Revelation. The Prophet John begins with the following words:

Revelation 1:1: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
Revelation 1:2: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
Revelation 1:3: Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

The Prophet John prophesies that as soon as The Last Seven Years enter, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is near.

According to The Book of Revelation The Last Seven Years consist of successively, The Seven Seals, The Seven Trumpets and The Seven Bowls.

Different Teachings about The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

Bible teachers throughout the World have differed for generations about the exact time of The Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Because the Bible also speaks of a Rapture of The Christians, in which The Christians go to meet Jesus Christ in the air, four different Teachings have arisen among Bible teachers:

1) Pretrib: The Rapture Before The Last Seven Years And The Second Coming of Jesus Christ at the End of The Last Seven Years.

2) Midtrib: The Rapture in the Middle of The Last Seven Years And The Second Coming of Jesus Christ at the End of The Last Seven Years.

3) Prewrath: One Rapture/Second Coming during The Sixth Seal of The Last Seven Years.

4) Posttrib: One Rapture/Second Coming at the End of The Last Seven Years.

Pretrib Midtrib Prewrath Posttrib according the Bible book Relevation

Both Pretrib and Midtrib claim that The Christians were raptured into Heaven before The Antichrist revealed himself.

Objective

In order to point people to The Second Coming of Jesus Christ, it is Important That False Teachings About The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Are Exposed.

From my years of Bible study and my own experience on Biblical subjects, on which Bible teachers have different views, I have learned that as soon as a Bible teacher can refute a Bible text of his opponent on Biblical grounds, the opponent then does not think seriously about this, but quickly flees to other Bible texts that do support his teaching on the subject in question.

Pretrib and Midtrib also has a whole range of Bible texts (paradigms) that The Bible Teachers can always stick to. The Only way to clear Their Heresy To Expose is to disprove All scriptures within their paradigm so that the whole house of cards collapses.

So The Holy Spirit has commissioned me to do this and of course I have only done that with The Bible as The Bible itself teaches us to refute Heresy:

2 Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

After first undermining the whole paradigm, I finally give The Indisputable Proof from Scripture That The Saints In The Bible Book Of Revelation Are The Christians, who Must Therefore Prepare For The Antichrist and The Refuse From His Mark (666) with which one can Only Buy And Sell.

If you like spoilers about The Christians during The Great Tribulation, click Here.

Also the Posttrib teaching, which I do Not consider to be Heresy because they do not give The Christians false hope, do not stand on Biblical grounds. This too becomes perfectly clear during my Discourse .

If you like spoilers about the reproof of Posttrib, click Here.

In my Discourse I will show that Prewrath Is The Only Biblical Vision.

1. The Pretrib Paradigm

1.1. Replacement Doctrine

Why The Rapture of Christans before The Last Seven Years (Pretrib) is not Biblical, is because The Christians in Heaven are going to celebrate The Wedding Feast, while The People Of Israel are oppressed. This does not do justice to God's Holiness and Justice. This smacks more of Replacement Doctrine and Anti-Semitism.

1.2. The rapture any time

Pretrib believes in The Rapture of The Christians like in the well-known movies Left Behind. It is claimed that there is nothing left to be done for The Rapture of The Christians can therefore take place at any time.

To prove that this is not Biblical the reader must understand that The Rapture of The Christians and The Day of the Lord (God's Wrath) are inseparable linked. Pretrib also invokes the Parables in The Bible about Noah's Flood and The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah of Lot, for their view. In doing so, Noah and Lot were saved on the same Day when the Judgment of God erupted. And this is completely Biblical as we also read in The Bible text below:

2 Peter 3:12: Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

Pretrib's statement that nothing more needs to happen for The Rapture/Day of the LORD, so that it can take place at any time of day, is diametrically opposed to the following scriptures:

Malachi 4:5: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD (The Rapture):
2 Thessalonians 2:3: Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (The Rapture) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Joel 2:31: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD (The Rapture) come.

Furthermore, Pretrib wrongly assumes that The Bible text below is only possible with a Pretrib Rapture:

1 Corinthians 15:52: In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

They ignore the fact that Prewrath also teaches The Rapture doctrine with all the accompanying Scriptures that can be found in The Bible about The Rapture. The only difference is that Pretrib and Prewrath differ as to when those Scriptures occur. For example, you cannot know the Time and Day on which The Rapture takes place from The Prewrath Rapture. Somewhere in The Second Half of The Last Seven Years, but not on which day.

The Early Christians also never believed in a Rapture that could happen at any moment because The Christians (throughout the ages) have been called for The Great Commission of Jesus Christ as in the Scriptures below:

Matthew 28:19: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 24:14: 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.

So all Christians knew from God's Word that there was still a lot of Gospel work to be done before The End could come, and so they absolutely did not believe in a Rapture that could happen at any moment. That is why many Christians, like The Apostle Paul, have the urge to spread The Gospel all over the world. Because it is known that Jesus Christ will return when The Great Commission is fulfilled.

Only when The Christians saw that The Gospel had been preached in almost all countries, and these countries had their own Bible translation, did they realize that The Great Commission of Jesus Christ was almost fulfilled. From that time on The Christians have come to believe that they were living in The End Times, and that The Great Commission could be fulfilled at any moment. And that would be the exact moment of the Pretrib Rapture, which teaching originated around the year 1830 AD.

Even The Apostle Paul did not believe that he would experience The Rapture, because The Apostle Paul knew the Scriptures inside out and therefore knew that he would never fulfill The Great Commission in his life. In his well-known Bible passage we read the following:

1 Thessalonians 4:13: But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren (The Christians), concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

The Apostle Paul is going to explain to The Christians that they do not have to worry about the Eternal Final Destination of their deceased Dear Ones. The Bible doesn't say a word that These Christians and The Apostle Paul thought they were living in The End Times, but The Apostle Paul goes then prophesy about The End Time (The Rapture) as we can read further on:

1 Thessalonians 4:14: For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them (Dear Ones) also which sleep in Jesus (The Christians) will God bring with him.
1 Thessalonians 4:15: For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain (The Christians who will experience The Rapture) unto the coming of the Lord (after The Great Commission) shall not prevent them which are asleep (Dear Ones).
1 Thessalonians 4:16: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead (Dear Ones) in Christ shall rise first:
1 Thessalonians 4:17: Then we which are alive and remain (The Christians who will experience The Rapture) shall be caught up together with them (Dear Ones) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:18: Wherefore comfort one another with these words."

All The Apostle Paul is saying is that Believing Dear Ones of The Christians, during The Rapture (after The Great Commission), will be with Jesus Christ and The Christians need not worry. So then, comfort one another with these words.

However, there are many scriptures that say that Christians should expect Jesus Christ. But that's something else. After all, the Jews are also expecting their Messiah. And a woman who is three months pregnant, look out and expect her child happily. So is an engaged young couple who look full of expectation to the great day of their Wedding. None of these events can happen anytime soon. The Bible also teaches us to look forward to The 1000-Year Kingdom of Peace and all Bible teachers know that many events are yet to come.

If Pretrib were to take all of these arguments seriously, it should be enough to at least make their Pretrib beliefs question, if not completely right, to give up. But the real Pre-Tribbers will defend themselves tooth and nail with the other Bible texts within their paradigm. So we're going to refute them all.

1.3. Silent invisible rapture

Pretrib believes in a silent one, for the unbelievers of the World invisible and inexplicable, Rapture of The Christians. This is not Biblical as we can read in the Bible passage best known to all Bible teachers about The Rapture Teaching in The Apostle Paul's Bible:

1 Thessalonians 4:16: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

The Bible texts in red clearly indicate that The Rapture of Jesus Christ is an audible and visible Rapture, perceptible for the entire Earth.

This is entirely consistent with the Prewrath vision, where The Rapture occurs after the Solar Eclipse during The Sixth Seal of The Bible Book of Revelation. This Solar Eclipse, which makes the whole Earth pitch dark, is not something that happens every day, but a Unique Sign of The Second Coming of Jesus Christ in The Bible.

Prewrath teaches that The Second Coming of Jesus Christ begins with The Rapture of The Christians. The Rapture, The Day of the Lord, Armageddon and The 1000-Year Kingdom of Peace are all parts of The Second Coming of Jesus Christ, just as Christmas and Easter were parts of Jesus Christ' First Coming to The Earth.

So because everyone will see and hear Jesus Christ at The Rapture, that's why the unbelievers in Revelation after The Sixth Seal (The Rapture/Second Coming) suddenly being so in fear, as we read in the following scriptures:

Revelation 6:12: And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black (The Rapture/Second Coming) as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Revelation 6:13: And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Revelation 6:14: And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Revelation 6:15: And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
Revelation 6:16: And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb (Jesus Christ):
Revelation 6:17: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

The obvious visible and audible elements during The Rapture will no doubt Pre-Tribbers ingeniously reason away. Because blind to read what the Bible texts say, the awesome prospect of their Pretrib teachings is too beautiful to face The Truth. So we continue.

1.4. The Last seven years

Pretrib teaches that The Entire Last Seven Years is God's Wrath. This is not Biblical because The Martyrs mentioned at The Fifth Seal of The Bible Book of Revelation cry out to God:

Revelation 6:10: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou (God) not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

This question from The Martyrs clearly indicates that God's Wrath has not yet begun at The Fifth Seal.

Immediately after the breaking of The Sixth Seal at which the Sun is Eclipsed (The Rapture/Second Coming), we read the following in The Bible:

Revelation 6:16: And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb (Jesus Christ):
Revelation 6:17: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

So The Bible indicates exactly when God's Wrath begins, namely after The Rapture/Second Coming of Jesus Christ after the breaking of The Sixth Seal. Prewrath thus teaches, like Pretrib, that The Christians are not destined for God's Wrath with all the accompanying Bible texts. These Bible texts are only a problem for Posttrib.

All this corresponds entirely to The Day of the Lord (The Rapture) according to The Bible Book of The Prophet Joel:

Joel 2:29: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
Joel 2:30: And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Joel 2:31: The sun shall be turned into darkness (The Rapture/Second Coming = The Sixth Seal), and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD (God's Wrath) come.

Probably there are now Pre-Tribbers who are slowly asking serious questions about what exactly they believe. But in their minds I see Pre-Tribbers desperately searching for Bible texts that still offer something to hold on to. It will all be in vain, for we will refute that too.

1.5. The Church in heaven

In The Bible Book of Revelation, between The Sixth Seal (The Rapture/Second Coming) and The Trumpets (God's Wrath) we read an interesting chapter of Revelation 7. Here we read that the Israelites are Sealed before God's Wrath (The Trumpets) begins. Furthermore, in the same chapter we read about The Raptured Christians in Heaven, so immediately after The Rapture at The Sixth Seal. So far, all The Seals of The Bible Book of Revelation are completely chronological:

Revelation 7:9: After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues (The Raptured Christians), stood before the throne, and before the Lamb (Jesus Christ), clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Revelation 7:13: And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
Revelation 7:14: 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 (Jesus Christ).

So the Israelites are Sealed and The Christians are secured through The Rapture before God's Wrath (The Trumpets and The Bowls) begins. That is entirely according to the Holiness and Justice of God. However, as we read, The Christans come out of The Great Tribulation. This is The Great Tribulation according to Jesus Christ' End-time teaching in Matthew's Chapter 24, where The Antichrist sits down in The Jewish Temple Halfway through The Last Seven Years and pretends to be God:

Matthew 24:15: When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation (The Antichrist), spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (The Temple), (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Matthew 24:21: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Matthew 24:22: And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's (The Christians) sake those days shall be shortened.

So according to The Bible, The Great Tribulation does not occur until after The Antichrist sits down in The Temple and masquerades as God, and not before. The Great Tribulation is shortened for the sake of the Chritans by The Rapture/Second Coming of Jesus Christ as we will see in a moment later in the End-time teaching of Matthew Chapter 24. Our attitude as Christians during this Great Tribulation of The Antichrist, according to Jesus Christ' own Words, should be as follows:

Luke 21:36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things (First Five Seals) that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man (Jesus Christ Rapture/Second Coming = The Sixth Seal).

And in Revelation we read what will cause The Great Apostasy of The Christians:

Revelation 14:9: And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast (The Antichrist) and his image, and receive his mark (to Buy and Sell) in his forehead, or in his hand,
Revelation 14:10: 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 (Jesus Christ):
Revelation 14:11: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast (The Antichrist) and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark (to Buy and Sell) of his name.
Revelation 14:12: Here is the patience of the saints (The Christians) : here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Revelation 14:13: And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

And also The Apostle Paul prophesied that there are Christians who will die as Martyrs and others Christians who will live through prayer until The Rapture/Second Coming:

1 Thessalonians 4:15: For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1 Thessalonians 4:18: Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

During The Great Tribulation of The Antichrist, we look expectantly to our Redeemer, our Blessed Hope, Who will come in the clouds as we read in Jesus Christ' End-time teaching in Matthew's:

Matthew 24:29: Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened (just like with The Sixth Seal), and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Matthew 24:30: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man (Jesus Christ) in heaven : and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man (Jesus Christ) coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

And during The Second Coming of Jesus Christ we read about The Rapture of The Christians:

Matthew 24:31: And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect (The Christians) from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The scriptures discussed under this point relate the Pre-Tribbers to their Return of Jesus Christ at the End of The Last Seven Years. But after I prove that Pretrib is a false teaching, the sensible Pre-Tribbers will read these Bible texts again to arrive at the correct insight. We persevere.

1.6. The Holy Spirit

Pretrib teaches that The Antichrist cannot come before The Holy Spirit (The Church) is Raptured. The Church would then be The Restrainer in The World, through which The Antichrist could not reveal himself. As we have just read in The Bible Book of the Prophet Joel this cannot be correct:

Joel 2:29: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
Joel 2:30: And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Joel 2:31: The sun shall be turned into darkness (The Rapture/Second Coming = The Sixth Seal), and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD (God's Wrath) come.

Here we read that God's (Holy) Spirit is just being poured out for The Solar Eclipse, or Jesus Christ's Rapture/Second Coming during The Last Seven Years.

And also in the End-time sermon of Jesus Christ in Mark Chapter 13 we read:

Mark 13:11: But when they shall lead you (The Christians), and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but The Holy Ghost.

So The Bible does not teach that The Holy Spirit is taken up before The Last Seven Years, on the contrary, it is poured out and offers help to The Christians in The Great Tribulation of The Antichrist. Now Pre-Tribbers have to explain a contradiction that they will undoubtedly find something to do, but it makes Pretrib theory more and more implausible. The problems are getting bigger, just a little longer and then falls the whole house of cards together.

1.7. The man of sin

The Bible teaches unequivocally that according to 2 Thessalonians 2 The Rapture/Second Coming cannot take place before That Man Of Sin (The Antichrist) has been revealed. We read this very clearly in The Bible text below:

2 Thessalonians 2:1: Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him (The Rapture/Second Coming),
2 Thessalonians 2:2: That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ (The Rapture/Second Coming) is at hand.
2 Thessalonians 2:3: Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (The Rapture/Second Coming) shall not come, except there come a falling away (The Christians) first, and that man of sin (The Antichrist) be revealed, the son of perdition (The Antichrist);
2 Thessalonians 2:4: Who (The Antichrist) opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

I've seen Pre-Tribbers juggle giants with this scripture to keep from having to face The Truth. Even unbelievers who read this Bible text for the first time reading know better what it says than Pretrib Bible teachers. But so one is seeing blind.

1.8. The strong delusion

Pretrib claims that The Antichrist from The First Seal (The Antichrist) deceives all people.

Here I notice that Pretib has no Biblical picture of The Antichrist. That is why I will paint the picture according to The Bible texts below, so that we get a Biblical picture of The Antichrist:

Daniel 9:27: And he (The Antichrist) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the Midst of The Last Seven Years 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.

Revelation 6:2: And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he (The Antichrist) that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

From these Bible texts, in red, can we conclude that The Antichrist Confirm A Covenant with Israel and after that is mainly engaged in Warfare. I read nowhere that The Antichrist deceives the whole world from The First Seal. According to The Bible, this only happens on The Half of The Last Seven Years when Satan is cast out of Heaven and gives The Antichrist Satanic Power as we read in Revelation Chapter 12:

Revelation 12:7: And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Revelation 12:8: And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Revelation 12:9: And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

We can read further on that this is on The Half of The Last Seven Years:

Revelation 12:13: And when the dragon (Satan) saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (Israel) which brought forth the man child (Jesus Christ).
Revelation 12:14: And to the woman (Israel) were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

The text in red means Three and a Half Years. A Time (One Year) and Times (Two Years) and Half a Time (Half a Year). A total of Three and a Half Years. So in the Middle of The Last Seven Years.

That is also the reason why Jesus Christ seriously warns us against the moment that The Antichrist, in the Middle of The Last Seven Years, will sit down as God in The Temple. Because only then is The Antichrist literally possessed by Satan and he will persecute The Jews and The Christians, as Jesus Christ warns us in His End-time teaching:

Matthew 24:15: When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation (The Antichrist), spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

And also The Strong Delusion Of God in Apostle Paul's teaching also takes place after The Antichrist has sat down in The Temple, so in The Second Half of The Last Seven Years as we can read in the Bible text below:

2 Thessalonians 2:8: And then (Halfway through The Last Seven Years) shall that Wicked (The Antichrist) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2 Thessalonians 2:9: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2 Thessalonians 2:10: And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:11: And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2 Thessalonians 2:12: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

So nowhere in the Bible does it say that The Antichrist has been deceiving people from The First Seal as Pretrib claims. The Bible teaches us that both The Strong Delusion Of God and The Deception Of The Antichrist do not take place until The Second Half of The Last Seven Years.

The First Four Seals of The Bible Book of Revelation

Before we can make a Diagram of The Bible Book of Revelation, we first need to know what happens with The First Four Seals of the Bible Book of Revelation. Let's take a look at the scriptures:

Revelation 6:1: And I saw when the Lamb (Jesus Christ) opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
Revelation 6:2: And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he (The Antichrist) went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Revelation 6:3: And when he (Jesus Christ) had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
Revelation 6:4: And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another (Wars): and there was given unto him a great sword.
Revelation 6:5: And when he (Jesus Christ) had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
Revelation 6:6: And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny (Famines); and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Revelation 6:7: And when he (Jesus Christ) had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
Revelation 6:8: And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

This corresponds to The End Times teaching of Jesus Christ in The Bible book of Matthew Chapter 24. Jesus Christ teaches what precedes the Coming of The Antichrist:

Matthew 24:5: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ (Valse Profeten) (The First Seal); and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:6: And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars (The Second Seal): see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matthew 24:7: For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines (The Third Seal), and pestilences (The Fourth Seal?), and earthquakes, in divers places.
Matthew 24:8: All these are the beginning of sorrows.

The events (The First Four Seals) before The Antichrist sits in The Temple Jesus Christ calls The Beginning Of The Sorrows (Birth Sorrows for The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ).

The Fourth Seal:
There are differences of opinion among Prewrathers about The Fourth Seal. Some Prewrathers believe that the dead of The Fourth Part Of The Earth are still in The Sorrows of Jesus Christ End-time teaching. One could then think of many Vaccination deaths (which will probably only increase) and massive Civil Wars against the Government, after the people find out that the Poverty is caused by the Government.

My personal opinion is that The Fourth Part Of The Earth is mainly The Jews and The Christians, who are being killed by The Beasts Of The Earth. I say this because The Antichrist and his False Prophet are also called Beasts in The Bible Book of Revelation. And when I compare Scripture with Scripture, These Wild Beasts also come back, during The Last Seven Years, in The Bible Book of Ezekiel (according to my Bible Study Part 6 under the button Bible Studies).

So Prewrath doesn't know when The Middle of The Last Seven Years begins. Therefore the serious warning of Jesus Christ in his End-time teaching in The Bible book of Matthew:

Matthew 24:15: When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation (The Antichrist), spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Diagram of The Last Seven Years of The Bible Book of Revelation

Only now are we able to make a Diagram of The Bible Book of Revelation. The Seven Seals are as follows: Red is The Beginning of The Sorrows, Gray is The Middle of The Last Seven Years, Orange is The Great Tribulation, and Black is Darkening the Sun, Moon and Stars. Blue is God's Wrath (The Seven Trumpets and The Seven Bowls).

The Diagram of The Last Seven Years then looks like this (Diagram not to scale):

Diagram seals bowls trumpets according the Bible book Relevation

2. The Unmasking of Pretrib/Midtrib

An "argument" of Pretrib is this: Because the word Church is applied to The Seven Local Churches of Revelation Chapters 2 and 3, but the word Church is not mentioned anywhere during The Seals, The Trumpets, and The Bowls, of The Bible Book of Revelation, Pretrib sees this as "proof" that The Church (The Christians) must have been raptured before The First Seal of The Bible Book of Revelation.

The reasoning goes on that God does nothing without God letting His Servants The Prophets know, and since the word Church does not appear during The Great Tribulation of The Antichrist it does not refer to The Christians.

It is true that God does nothing without letting His Servants The Prophets know, but the irony is that The Prophet John tells exactly what is going to happen. The Prophet John says the following:

Revelation 13:10: He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints (The Christians).
Revelation 12:10: 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 (Satan) of our brethren (The Christians) is cast down (from The Heaven to The Earth), which accused them before our God day and night.
Revelation 12:11: And they (The Christians) overcame him (The Antichrist) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ), and by the word of their testimony; and they (The Christians) loved not their lives unto the death.
Revelation 12:17: And the dragon (Satan) was wroth with the woman (Israel), and went to make war with the remnant (The Christians) of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 14:9: And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast (The Antichrist) and his image, and receive his mark (to Buy and Sell) in his forehead, or in his hand,
Revelation 14:10: 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 (Jesus Christ):
Revelation 14:11: 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 (to Buy and Sell) of his name.
Revelation 14:12: Here is the patience of the saints (The Christians): here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Here we see some warnings (for The Mark of The Antichrist e.g.) and encouragement to persevere in the faith in Jesus Christ according to The Prophet John. Could The Prophet John have conveyed these personal warnings better with the word Church?

And also to The Seven Local Churches in Revelation Chapters 2 and 3, The Prophet John closes every Unique Message with the words "but he who overcomes" followed by A Unique Promise. According to Pretrib and Midtrib, what must be overcome? According to Prewrath the fear of death as can be read in the above text in green.

But Pretrib knows God's Word very well and also knows that most people did not listen to The Prophets of the Old Testament because The Prophets brought a Message that the people did not want to hear. Pretrib teachers are also guilty of this and explain away the fact by adding "Tribulation" to the "Saints". And thus they twist the name of Saints.

In this, Midtrib noted that the word Saints is also not mentioned during The Trumpets and The Bowls (God's Wrath) and thus actually refers only to the absence of the word Church during The Seals (The Great Tribulation of The Antichrist) of The Bible Book of Revelation. And since The Antichrist is not revealed until The Middle of The Last Seven Years, and Midtrib is then raptured, Midtrib has adopted the reasoning of the "Tribulation Saints."

According to Pretrib and Midtrib, The Saints in The Bible Book of Revelation are only those people who missed The Rapture, but still came to faith during The Great Tribulation (Tribulation Saints). According to Pretrib's and Midtrib's own theory, these People come to faith without the presence of The Holy Spirit, for according to Pretrib's and Midtrib's own theory The Holy Spirit, The Restrainer of The Antichrist, has been taken away with The Rapture of The Church (The Christians). This raises theological questions: How can a person be converted without The Holy Spirit? Pretrib and Midtrib definitely has a clever explanation for this but for in order to get a total picture of the problems Pretrib and Midtrib encounters, I would like to have mentioned it.

For adding the word "Tribulation" to the "Saints" The Bible Book of Revelation warns us seriously as we can read in the Bible text below:

Revelation 22:18: For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Revelation 22:19: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

The real Pre- and Midtribber will not even take God's warning to heart and even begin to reason with God like this: we say "Tribulation" but we don't add anything to the text, that is just to explain that these Saints are not The Church. And so they stray further and further from the right path.

The "argument" that the word Church is not mentioned during The Seals of The Bible Book of Revelation is a fallacy. Any student taught in argumentation knows that something cannot serve as evidence for a particular theory by virtue of the absence of something. With such arguments, one can question The Entire Bible on the basis of what it does not say.

Likewise, the word Church is not mentioned in the New Testament Bible Books, Mark, Luke, John, 2 Timothy, Titus, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John and Jude. Are these not relevant for The Christians? And God is not mentioned in The Bible Book of Esther. Didn't God exist then?

Pretrib and Midtrib know full well that this is a fallacy, because if some Christians claim that The Rapture does not exist, because according to Those Christians the word Rapture is not used in all Bible prevents (which is true), Pretrib and Midtrib teachers can quickly expose the same fallacy with the help of the Bible. Here we see the true hypocrisy of The False Prophets. But true Pre- and Midtribbers believe in their own fallacy because The Truth of The Prophet John is too harsh. So I will have to expose the fallacy of Pretrib and Midtrib myself.

In all the above-mentioned New Testament Bible Books, however, The Christians of The Churches are addressed as The Saints (The Christians). And this is also the case in The Bible Book of Revelation. Completely logical!

In Revelation Chapters 2 and 3, The Prophet John speaks about The Seven Local Churches, whereby He separates for each Church has A Unique Message. The Unique Message for specific Churches can only be conveyed by The Prophet John by addressing The Christians with the word Church and the specific Place name. Only in this way can The Prophet John convey which Messages are intended for which The Christians. That is why the The Prophet John used the word Church and not The Saints.

In the rest of The Bilbe Book of Revelation, The Prophet John speaks of The Christians of all The Seven Local Churches in the whole world, that The Prophet John best describes as Saints (The Christians), rather than describing all The Local Churches individually. Completely logical! So you don't have to look for more.

Or does Pretrib and Midtrib want The Prophet John to limit his choice of words to using just one word to convey his Message? You get there tired of so time for the death blow.

According to Pretrib and Midtrib, The Raptured Christians (The Church) are The Bride of Christ as we read in The Bible text below about The Wedding Supper:

Revelation 19:7: Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb (Jesus Christ) is come, and his wife (The Bride) hath made herself ready.
Revelation 19:8: And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Here we notice that The Bride (in red) are The Saints of The Bible Book of Revelation! So Pretrib and Midtrib is totally inconsistent and uses the word Saints inappropriately or inappropriately depending on how the Pretrib and Midtrib comes out!

Or according to the Prewrath teaching, The Christians are The Saints in The Bible Book of Revelation and thus also The Bride.

Or according to the Pretrib and Midtrib teaching, the “Tribulations Saints” are The Saints in The Bible Book of Revelation but then also only the “Tribulations Saints” are The Bride.

You cannot pick cherries as it suits you! You would expect any respected Pretrib and Midtrib Bible teacher to start thinking now.

But there are still Pretrib and Midtrib Bible-teachers who are so stubbornly clinging to their fallacy and who continue to insist that I pass too lightly on the word Church, because they think the difference between the word Saints and Church is essential, for otherwise God would certainly not use two different words. According to these Pretrib and Midtrib Bible teachers The Church is explicitly and exclusively intended for The Raptured Christians and according to Pretrib and Midtrib, these are not The Saints from The Great Tribulation.

If this is true and God considers discerning it so important why does The Prophet John himself lightly skip the word Church when naming The Bride? Why then does The Prophet John personally taught by Jesus Christ not say Church there instead of Saints? Because Jesus Christ makes no difference at all between The Church and The Saints to him, they are all The Christians! Chess!

Now that the Pretrib and Midtrib teacher is in chess, dangerous considerations start to surface in him. Will he claim that errors have crept into the Scriptures? But Jesus Christ, who is God himself and is omniscient, knew that wolves in sheep's clothing would enter His Churches to consider this, so He has included the following Scriptures in The Bible Book of Revelation:

Revelation 22:18: For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Revelation 22:19: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

This way we can be One Hundred Percent sure that the words in The Bible Book of Revelation have been preserved through the ages and that they are the original words of Jesus Christ. Checkmate!

This also explains why The Wedding Supper is mentioned in The Bible Book of Revelation Chapter 19 after The Trumpets and The Bowls when God's Wrath has ended. Completely logical and chronologically!

For the sake of completeness, the last Bible text about The Church:

Revelation 22:16: I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Here The Bible says that The Churches (all The Christians) should take note of these things. Jesus Christ says this in the last chapter of The Bible Book of Revelation so these things refers to Everything prophesied in The Bible Book of Revelation. A Confirmation Of What We Have Proven!

3. Pretrib: a Teaching of Men

So we have conclusively established that the Pretrib Rapture is a Heresy. Because I can understand that Pretrib Christians are still left with questions, I check Eight more Pretrib points so that one can come to full insight:

3.1. The restrainer

Pretrib claims that The Restrainer of The Antichrist is The Holy Spirit.

There is no Biblical text that says this unequivocally, it is a human assumption.

3.2. Revelation 4.1

Pretrib claims that Revelation 4.1 (before The First Seal) is The Rapture of The Church.

Again, The Bible text does not say that at all, this too is a human assumption.

3.3. The Jewish wedding

Pretrib claims that the Jewish wedding is a picture of The Rapture.

The Bible nowhere mentions a Rapture parable related to the Jewish wedding. Here Pretrib teachers try to justify their view outside of The Bible. Just as some Pretrib teachers claim that Jesus Christ would His Bride never mistreat (The Christians). However, throughout history to this day, Many Christians die every day, as Martyrs, for their faith in Jesus Christ. All Twelve Apostles died a Martyr's death.

When these Pretrib teachers get a serious question from The Christian who is looking for The Truth about the time of The Rapture/Second Coming, they answer: How do you want to go to Heaven? Raw, medium or well done? As if The Christian is allowed to determine his own truth that he/she feels comfortable with without any Biblical substantiation. Such teachers I cannot take seriously who play on the emotions of The Christians with theories outside The Bible, a bad thing!

3.4. God's Wrath

Pretrib claims that The Entire Last Seven Years is God's Wrath.

As I have shown, the Bible teaches us, from Jesus Christ' End-time teaching in The Gospels and His teaching in Revelation, that The Last Seven Years consists of Sorrows, The Great Tribulation and God's Wrath. There is no scripture that says that The Entire Last Seven Years is God's Wrath, again a human assumption.

3.5. Pretrib-typologies

Pretrib takes many typologies for The Pretrib Rapture from The Bible.

One can only look for typologies for a particular teaching in The Bible if the teaching itself is Biblical. If the prosperity Gospel cites Abraham as a typology because he was so rich, that doesn't make their Heresy more Biblical.

3.6. The twenty-four elders

Pretrib claims that The Twenty-four Elders in Heaven are The Church.

Again a human assumption, nowhere is a Bible text to be found that says that The Twenty-four Elders are The Church. Then you can claim that these are The Twelve Patriarchs of the Old Testament together with The Twelve Apostles of the New Testament. At least the numbers are still correct. But I cannot proof that Biblically as well and therefore it is also an assumption. What The Bible is silent about we should also be silent and that applies to all human assumptions.

3.7. Matthew Chapter 24

Pretrib claims that Matthew 24 is exclusively for The Jews.

However, in Matthew's chapter 24 we read the following:

Matthew 24:9: 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.

Who are These Persecuted for Jesus Christ Name? Only The Jews? The Christians too, of course!

And God's Word says the following about The Bible:

2 Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Pretrib also invokes the human teaching that God worked with The Jews before Christ Crucifixion, after Christ Crucifixion with The Christians and after the Pretrib Rapture God picks up again with The Jews.

As if God is not Omnipotent and can work with The Jews and The Christians at the same time. For example, in the year 1948 after Jesus Christ, God made it possible to establish The State of Israel for The Jews, while The Churches were also active at that time. These are ridiculous human unbiblical ideas that are created to support their false teachings in every possible way.

So it is a great misunderstanding to claim that precisely Jesus Christ End Times teaching in The Bible would not apply to us The Christians. These are human theories, just like the replacement doctrine and the prosperity Gospel where only those Bible texts are applied to themselves that suit the person. This is the zeitgeist in which we live in which we no longer want to be confronted with God's Truth in The Bible.

3.8. Always be with the Lord

How are we to explain that one Scripture about The Rapture that says The Christians will always be with the Lord?

It concerns the following Bible text:

1 Thessalonians 4:17: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

We will have to relate this to the dwelling place in Heaven. The text actually says we will always live where Jesus Christ lives, in Heaven. The Bible says that after The Rapture/Second Coming, Jesus Christ is also present on The Earth during God's Wrath to defeat his enemies and to bring the Jewish People back to The Promised Land Of Israel, as I have in my Bible Studies on this Website have shown. Whether Jesus Christ is constantly on The Earth during the 2nd Exodus or also goes back and forth between Heaven and The Earth are speculations that The Bible is silent about. And then we must also be silent.

However, if one interprets the above Scriptures in such a way that The Millions Of Raptured Christians will be constantly near Jesus Christ, that does not hold. Will Millions Of Christians follow Jesus Christ everywhere Jesus Christ goes and stands for A Thousand Years during The 1000-Year Kingdom of Peace on The Earth?

And that too is not tenable because The Bible says, The Christians (with a Body as glorified as Jesus Christ) will reign with Jesus Christ, as Kings for a Thousand Years, according to the following Bible verses about the 1000-Year Kingdom of Peace:

Revelation 20:4: And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

If Millions Of Christians rule the whole Earth for A Thousand Years, how can they be constantly near Jesus Christ? For example, Pretrib clearly didn't think seriously about the Bible text, as they have All Bible texts to their liking.

4. The Refutation of Posttrib

4.1. The Day of fire

Peter says the following about The Rapture/Second Coming:

2 Peter 3:12: Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat

According to the Prewrath view, this is exactly what happens according to The Bible Book of Revelation. On the same Day after The Rapture/Second Coming of Jesus Christ (The Sixth Seal) begins The Day of the Lord (God's Wrath), with The Trumpets and The Bowls (both God's Wrath) of The Bible Book of Revelation, of which The First Three Trumpets sound all are accompanied by fire, as we can read in the Scriptures below:

Revelation 8:7: The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Revelation 8:8: And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
Revelation 8:10: And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

Pretrib/Midtrib/Posttrib Cannot Possibly explain this Bible text in their teaching. Both on the day of The Pretrib Rapture and on the day of the Pretrib/Midtrib/Posttrib Second Coming it is Impossible that on that same day The Heavens, kindled by fire, will perish and the elements will melt in flames.

4.2. Physical Jesus Christ

As we have determined, All Scriptures about The Rapture and The Second Coming refer to The Rapture/Second Coming during The Sixth Seal of The Bible Book of Revelation. In all these texts about The Second Coming, the Greek word "Paroesia" stands for the word Second Coming in the original text, which means a Coming and Staying Present. This means that Jesus Christ is present from His Rapture/Second Coming (The Sixth Seal). We also know from The Bible that Jesus Christ has A Glorified Body and is therefore not bound to The Heaven or The Earth.

For example, there are many Scriptures about a Physical Jesus Christ On The Earth, after His Rapture/Second Coming during The Plagues of The Bible Book of Revelation. Hereby Jesus Christ defeats his enemies and deliver The Jews from the surrounding nations and bring them back to The Promised Land Of Israel. The Bible teaches that the Many Scriptures about Jesus Christ 2nd Exodus take time and Pretrib/Midtrib/Posttrib can use these Scriptures Impossible in their explain timeline. (see my Seven Bible Studies).

So Jesus Christ from Heaven according to Revelation Chapter 19 is also not His Rapture/Second Coming. Let's take a look at the Bible text:

Revelation 19:11: And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he (Jesus Christ) that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he (Jesus Christ) doth judge and make war.
Revelation 19:12: His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Revelation 19:13: And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

According to The Bible text in verse thirteen, Jesus Christ was clothed with A Vesture Dipped In Blood and made War. Where does that Blood come from? We read this in The Bible Book of The Prophet Isaiah:

Isaiah 63:1: Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I (Jesus Christ) that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Isaiah 63:2: Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
Isaiah 63:3: I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
Isaiah 63:4: For the day of vengeance (God's Wrath) is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
Isaiah 63:5: And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
Isaiah 63:6: And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

Here we read one of the many verses of Jesus Christ on The Earth defeating His enemies. The Bible text in red says that He did this all alone. The Scriptures give the explanation, of The Vesture Dipped In Blood of Revelation Chapter 19, it is the Blood of his enemies. Then we read further in Revelation Chapter 19:

Revelation 19:14: And the armies which were in heaven followed him (Jesus Christ) upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

These Armies In Heaven are The Raptured Christians (with possibly Angels). So Jesus Christ went after He defeated his enemies during the 2nd Exodus, to Heaven to let The Raptured Christians share in His Final Victory over The Antichrist (Armageddon). Jesus Christ will defeat The Antichrist with The Sword From His Mouth as we read in the sequel of Revelation Chapter 19:

Revelation 19:19: And I saw the beast (The Antichrist), and the kings of The Earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him (Jesus Christ) that sat on the horse, and against his army (The Christians).
Revelation 19:20: And the beast (The Antichrist) was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 19:21: And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

The Bible confirms this with the following Scripture from The Prophet Malachi:

Malachi 4:1: For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as 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 LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Malachi 4:2: But unto you that fear my name (The Christians) shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall (The Heaven).
Malachi 4:3: And ye (The Christians) shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I (Jesus Christ) shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

The Bible text in red is a picture of The Raptured Church coming down from Heaven. The Bible text in verse three indicates that we The Christians will share in the defeat of the wicked.

5. The Antichrist

Let's take a closer look at The Bible text about The Christians Reigning a Thousand Years:

Revelation 20:4: And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

The fact that Christians are beheaded immediately reminds people of the Islam religion.

On the Dome of the Rock are the provocative texts: "God has no son" and "Allah is greater". It is precisely in this holy place that the adversary tries to profane and establish his own Name. It is notable that with the proclamation "God has no son", he is especially trying to invalidate The Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ. So it is not at all surprising that the battle between God and Satan will come to a climax (Armageddon) in Jerusalem - in God's holy place.

The Dome of the Rock, during its construction period was inscribed on the inside and outside with a continuous inscription in Sufi script of Arabic. The text is a collection of surahs that have in common that they are mostly about the nature (divine/human/both) of Jesus Christs. The Trinity is also mentioned. The full text reads:

Connecting text
In the name of the gracious and merciful God. There is no god except God and he has no partner.
Surah 64.1: He has dominion and to Him be praise.
Surah 57.2: He has dominion over the heavens and the earth. He gives life and causes death and He is almighty. (connecting text) Mohammed is the servant of God and his messenger.
Surah 33.56: God and his angels bless the prophet. You who believe! Bless him and greet him by wishing him peace. (connecting text) God bless him, to him be salvation and God's mercy.
Sura 4.171: People of the book! (The Bible) Don't go too far in your religion and tell only the truth about God. The masieh (messiah) Isa (Jesus) the son of Maryam is God's messenger and his word which he addressed to Maryam and a spirit away from him. Then believe in God and his messengers and do not say, "Three." Stop that, it's better for you. After all, God is one god. Praise be to him! That he would have a child! His is what is in the heavens and what is on the earth. God is good enough as a guardian.
Surah 4.172: The masieh does not despise being a servant of God, even the angels who are brought near (his) . Those who despise serving him and are proud, he will gather them all to himself. (connecting text) God bless your messenger and your servant Jesus the son of Mary.
Surah 19.15: And peace be upon him on the day he was born, on the day he dies, and on the day he is raised to life again.
Surah 19.34-36: That is Isa, the son of Maryam, the word of truth of which they doubt. God is not like that he takes a child to himself. Praise be to him! When he decides something, he just says to it, "Be!" and it is. God is my lord and your lord. So serve him. This is the right way.
Surah 3.18: God bears witness that there is no god but he - so do the angels and those who have knowledge. He is the upholder of justice. There is no god but he, the mighty, the wise.
Surah 3.19: The religion with God is Islam (the surrender to God). Those to whom the book (The Bible) has been given, out of mutual envy, did not disagree until after the knowledge had come to them. And if one does not believe in God's signs, then God is quick with reckoning.

The text is seen as a polemic and is directed against Those Christians who believe in The Trinity and The Divine Nature of Jesus Christ.

Luther aptly referred to Satan as "the ape of God." He is indeed a genius at imitating the Lord God, both in His Person and in His works. No wonder that The Antichrist as pseudo-messiah will also seduce many in the future.

In our parlance, "anti" has the meaning of a contradiction or opposite. Think of words like antifreeze, antidote, antidepressant, etc. In Greek, however, "anti" has the meaning of "instead of". The Antichrist comes as a pseudo-messiah instead of Jesus Christ.

The Trinity
The Trinity inscrutable to our human understanding which the Scriptures teach in regard to The Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit, we see imitated by Satan. One of the many texts on The Divine Trinity is:

1 John 4:2: Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

Here we see The Trinity in their interrelationship between:
1. the Spirit,
2. Who is of God
3. and Who confesses Jesus Christ.

Opposite this is the following verse:
1. every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh,
2. is not from God (so from Satan);
3. that is the spirit of The Antichrist.

Muslims also believe in The End Times. According to the End Times teaching in the Quran, Muslims expect The Mahdi (Messianic figure). Muslims themselves claim that The Mahdi is the white horse rider at The First Seal of The Book of Revelation in our Bible. As we have seen in my Discourse, according to The Christians, this is The Antichrist. Muslims also believe in a return of "Jesus" (Isa), but this "Jesus" (Isa) is then the helper of The Mahdi in the fight against "the antichrist" of Islam. About this "Jesus" (Isa) we read the following in the Qur'an:

Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 43, Number 656: Allah's Messenger said: "By Him (Allah), in whose hand is my soul, surely the son of Mary [Isa (Jesus)] will soon be among you people (Muslims) descend, and he will judge mankind by the law of the Qur'an (as the correct source) and he will break the cross, kill the pigs (The Jews and The Christians) and abolish the jizya [a tax]…”

According to Islam, "Jesus" (Isa) will descend from Heaven to then convert The Jews and The Christians to Islam and convince The Jews and The Christians that Islam is the only true religion. The Jews and The Christians Who Don't Convert to Islam run the risk of being beheaded. That's a different "Jesus" than The Bible's!

According to The Bible Book of Revelation Chapter 13, is "Jesus" (Isa) the helper of The Antichrist (The Mahdi) according to the following Bible text:

Revelation 13:11: And I beheld another beast ("Jesus" (Isa)) coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb (Jesus Christ), and he spake as a dragon (Satan).
Revelation 13:12: And he exerciseth ("Jesus" (Isa)) all the power of the first beast (The Antichrist (The Mahdi)) before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast (The Antichrist (The Mahdi)), whose deadly wound was healed.
Revelation 13:13: And he doeth ("Jesus" (Isa)) great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Revelation 13:14: And deceiveth them ("Jesus" (Isa)) that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast (The Antichrist (The Mahdi)); saying ("Jesus" (Isa)) to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast (The Antichrist (The Mahdi)), which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Revelation 13:15: And he had power ("Jesus" (Isa)) to give life unto the image of the beast (The Antichrist (The Mahdi)), that the image of the beast (The Antichrist (The Mahdi)) should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast (The Antichrist (The Mahdi)) should be killed.
Revelation 13:16: And he causeth all ("Jesus" (Isa)), both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Revelation 13:17: And ("Jesus" (Isa)) that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast (The Antichrist (The Mahdi)), or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:18: Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast (The Antichrist (The Mahdi)): for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Here we see the satanic trinity specified as:
1. The Beast out of the Sea, The Antichrist (The Mahdi), whose deadly wound was healed, leaving all the earth The Beast (The Mahdi ) followed in amazement;
2. The Dragon (Satan), who is worshiped because he has power over The Beast (The Antichrist (The Mahdi)) had given;
3. The Beast from the Earth (Jesus" (Isa)), which stands for The False Prophet (or the spirit of The Antichrist (The Mahdi)), and makes the Earth and she who dwell there worship the first Beast (The Antichrist (The Mahdi)).

After The Islamic Coming Of The Mahdi (The Antichrist) And His Helper "Jesus" (Isa) (The False Prophet) The Muslims Expect A Fight Against The Coming Of Islamic "Antichrist" (Jesus Christ).

The Battle of Satan against Jesus Christ according to the Bible book of the Prophet Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39 (Armageddon) see Part 3 and Part 6 of my Seven Bible Studies.

All three satanic powers finally end up in the lake of fire as we read in the Bible book of Revelation Chapter 20:

Revelation 20:10: And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Now that I have come to the end of my Discourse, I again ask the Bible teachers who question my Vocation (like the Pharisees) the same question that Jesus Christ asked the Pharisees: did Satan propelled me, or was it The Holy Spirit?:

Matthew 12:28: But if I (Jesus Christ) cast out devils by the Spirit of God (The Holy Spirit), then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

6. Conclusion

Prewrath are Born-again Christians most of whom first adhered to Pretrib/Midtrib or Posttrib. These Christians have listened carefully to the strong arguments of the other view and together searched for a view where All Biblical arguments stand, both from Pretrib/Midtrib and Posttrib, so that we can get closer to God's Truth. Thus, according to Prewrath, the best possible vision of The Rapture/Second Coming that we can gather from Scripture at this time has emerged. These Christians know from their own experience that they could be wrong and so are grateful for all counter-arguments that we may need to fine-tune our teaching. After all, it is not about the truth of the Bible teacher but about God's Truth in The Bible.

Diagram of The Rapture/Second Coming in The Bible Book of Revelation

Everything we have learned results in the Diagram below. The Red part are The Sorrows that All People have to go through. The Orange part is The Great Tribulation through The Antichrist through which The Christians also have to go. However, the Bible teaches that The Christians are not destined for God's Wrath, The Blue part. (Diagram is not to scale):

The Prewrath Rapture of Jesus Christ according to the Bible book of Revelation

Total End Time Diagram of The Bible Book of Revelation

This means that The Rapture will take place during The Sixth Seal. Now if you put The End Times Sermons of Matthew Chapter 24, Mark Chapter 13 and Luke Chapter 21 along this Diagram, everything coincides exactly with the same wording. This could not be otherwise because Jesus Christ tells it in the Gospels to The Apostles and in The Bible Book of Revelation to The Prophet John. Jesus Christ cannot contradict Himself, can He?

The Lamb (Jesus Christ) opens The Scroll with The Seven Seals. After The Rapture/Second Coming, at The Seventh Seal there is a Half Hour Of Silence in Heaven. This is a Silence before The Storm or God's Wrath. It is ushered in by The Seven Trumpets and then The Seven Bowls of The Last Plagues.

If you process all this into a Diagram you will get the Diagram below. The Colored Numbers are The Seals in the same colors as the earlier Diagrams in my Discourse, the Lightblue Numbers are The Seven Trumpets and the Other Blue Numbers The Seven Bowls of God's Wrath. The Circled Numbers are the Chapters of The Bible Book of Revelation:

Diagram Second Coming of Jesus Christ according to the Bible book of Revelation

And just like a sudoku in which you throw all the numbers (Bible verses of The Prophets who didn't know each other in A Time Frame Of About 1000 years) in the air and they all fall perfectly into place, this can't be caused by coincidence but it has to be God's Word and The Truth. This is the last and decisive reason why I believe in Prewrath. I know this doesn't sound good but then I am in good company with The Prophets.

Truth Seekers

If you go in search of The Truth nowadays, you will be dismissed as a conspiracy theorist, while conspiracies are of course of all times as we can read in The Bible. The story of Joseph is a plot by his brothers, against The Apostle Paul a plot was made in which some Jews cursed themselves and said that they would not eat and drink until they killed The Apostle Paul. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ was a great conspiracy. If we look closer to home, telling a child that Santa Claus exists is a conspiracy between husband and wife and if the older brothers and sisters play the game, they are also part of the conspiracy. Or companies that come up with strategic plans to outsmart their competitors are also basically conspiracies. Conspiracies are therefore everywhere and at all times as long as man exists. But conspiracy thinking today has such a negative charge that man's critical thinking capacity is silenced and the real conspiracies are not exposed.

As a Christian, however, I will not be silenced and will always seek The Truth and it can only be found in God's Word The Bible. We have strayed so far from God that even our legal system makes laws that allow people to justify their sinful acts by invoking these wicked laws. The only ones who do not go along with this are The Bible-believing Christians who, just like Jesus Christ, will always address these people to repent of their sinful way and point these people to God's Truth in The Bible. This confrontation with The Truth evokes cognitive dissonance that makes The Christians (and also The Jews) a stumbling block for the rest of the world.

Ultimately, The Antichrist will convince the people that The Jews and The Christians are the problem in the world and they will persecute The Jews and The Christians. Just as the Scribes back then saw Jesus Christ as the problem and the Scribes literally silenced Jesus Christ by crucifying Jesus Christ. It is a battle between good and evil, between The Truth and the lie. However, The True Bible-believing Christian does not hide from The Truth (because Jesus Christ says: I am The Way, The Truth and The Life), although The Christian has to pay for it with his life because he believes, just like Jesus Christ, in The Resurrection Of The Dead.

7. The Future

After The Rapture, we are forever with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Father's House. Like Moses, Jesus Christ leads the way in the 2nd Exodus to deliver the scattered and captive Jews from the surrounding lands and bring them back to The Promised Land Israel. Between the 6th and 7th Bowl (Armageddon) of God's Wrath, Jesus Christ defeats The Antichrist.

The Rapture, The Day of the Lord, Armageddon and The 1000-Year Kingdom are all parts of Jesus Second Coming, just as Christmas and Easter were parts of Jesus Christ First Coming to Earth. The Christians have the Promises to reign with Jesus Christ on Earth for 1000 Years in The 1000-Year Kingdom of which The Prophets in all the Glory and Splendor have prophesied, where no man will be sick anymore and people will grow as old as trees. Where a wolf will dwell with a lamb.

Lord Jesus Christ, come soon! Amen.

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