Not all Trouble is Tribulation. This is part 2 of a study with Amir Tsarfati. Please read my previous post part 1, before continuing here. Interjections, thoughts, experiences, and opinions added by me Frankie The Earthman.
Christianity is now the most persecuted faith in the world. We are continuing to watch the world fall apart, we are continuing to lose faith in governments on a global basis, this will set the stage for the acceptance of the Anti-Christ.
The question is still the same, has the Tribulation period begun? As we proceed, remember another name for the Tribulation period is “Daniel’s 70th week.” ( coming in my post Part Three)
Note: There is a difference between Trouble and Tribulation. The world has always had trouble, and people have always had trouble. But there will be nothing quite as bad as the coming Tribulation period. There have always been wars and rumors of wars. Pandemics and Coronavirus are not new, they’ve been around for quite a while. Violations of freedom have been around forever, so we must be careful not to sensationalize these things in and of themselves.
Let’s roll: Matthew 24 ( see below) …Take heed you are not deceived. Matthew, like all of scripture in God’s Word, is not open for negotiations. Make no mistake “God sees the beginning from the end. “We human beings are very weak, we can barely see what’s gonna happen tomorrow. God’s Word is going to happen, whether you or I like it or not. We can do nothing to stop it, the good or the bad. Besides who asked our opinion anyway? God doesn’t need our opinion. He asks us to get with HIS program. My experience tells me that God is either our advocate or our judge, ie: A warm comforting fire to the believer, or a consuming fire to the unbeliever.
Matthew 24- Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilence, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Note: This scripture says not to be deceived nor troubled. Also, there will be wars and rumors of wars. Today we have the aggression of Russia against Ukraine, the threat of China, the threat of North Korea, and the threat of Iran. We have ethnic group against ethnic group, Democrats versus Republicans, black versus white, on and on we go. This has always been so, man is a bloodthirsty animal at times. The spirit of lawlessness, death, and destruction, has manifested throughout this second earth age, See 2nd Peter chapter 3: 5 for the three Earth ages. Note also that Matthew 24 says these things are only the beginning of sorrows.
Daniel 9: 24-27- but first: The Tribulation period is for Israel,( Although all the world will be involved) God spoke to Daniel about “the 70th week.” continuing with Daniel 9:24-27- “Seventy weeks are determined for your people and your holy city, To finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy. “Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be 7 weeks and 62 weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times. “And after the 62 weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the Prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war, desolations are determined. Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week, But in the middle of the week, he shall bring an end to sacrifice an offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.” The Tribulation is for Israel’s salvation. There is a lot to unpack in Daniel 9. Please seek commentary to sort through it all, but first, ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
“Zechariah prophecy”, be involved, study for yourself, please. Part Three coming soon, Frankie The Earthman.