Bible Evidence for Pre-Tribulation Rapture
There is a lot of debating going on online about the sequence of end-time events and whether the Rapture will happen before, during or after the Great Tribulation.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the terms, let me explain what is the Rapture and what is the Great Tribulation.
The name “Rapture” is not found in the Bible, but is a term coined by believers to refer to this event:
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we tell you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left to the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever.” (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 WEB)
The Great Tribulation is a future period of 7 years of great suffering on earth due to the tyrannical rule of an evil global dictator called the Antichrist, and also God’s judgment and wrath being poured out into the world:
“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:21-22 NKJV)
These “elect” are not us. It’s talking about the people who become believers during the Great Tribulation. They are “elect” and not “saints” because they don’t have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside them.
The Great Tribulation is shortened to only 7 years because if it dragged on longer than that, the elect would give up and renounce their faith in desperation.
During the Great Tribulation, salvation is not "once saved always saved". Only those who endure in their faith in Jesus to the end without taking the Mark of the Beast will be saved.
Deep Revelations of Jesus from the Cherubim of the Bible
Hi dear reader,
A cherub is a type of powerful angel. Cherubim is the plural for it, and cherubim were stationed at the east of the Garden of Eden to prevent man from accessing the tree of life, after Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
“And each one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, the second the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. Then the cherubim rose upward. They are the [same four] living beings [regarded as one] that I saw by the River Chebar [in Babylonia].” (EZEKIEL 10:14-15 AMP)
What exactly does the “face of the cherub” look like as mentioned in the passage?
Knowing this truth will help you understand the true nature and essence of a cherub.
The prophet Ezekiel wrote that these four cherubim in the passage are the same ones that he saw by the River Chebar. He described them here:
“Regarding the form and appearance of their faces: they [each] had the face of a man [in front], and each had the face of a lion on the right side, and the face of an ox on the left side; all four also had the face of an eagle [at the back of their heads].” (EZEKIEL 1:10 AMP)
Notice that this time it says “face of an ox” instead of “face of the cherub”?
The other three faces tally in both accounts.
So why is the face of the cherub equated with the face of an ox?
I was confused by this for a while, until I meditated on it and the Holy Spirit dropped the answer into my spirit.
Feeling Sad - 5 Happy Cures for a Depressed Heart
It’s easy to fall into a downward spiral of sadness. I’ve been there.
When you allow yourself to sink deeper into the negative emotions and let it fester in your heart, it’s difficult to pull yourself out.
World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that more than 300 million people worldwide have depression.
The Bible says that laughter and a merry heart does good like medicine. Choosing to be in a state of happiness when you're feeling sad is actually good for your health!
Thankfully, there are many ways that the Bible teaches us to guard the joy and happiness in our hearts. In this post, we’ll look at 5.
Being Bullied? Here’s How to Overcome It
I was a victim of bullying in school. I admittedly had character flaws, and I struggled trying to fit in, to belong and be significant — stemming from my insecurities. At that time, I wasn’t a Christian yet.
Evil rumors had spread about me, saying that I was smoking, taking drugs, committing sexual immorality, etc. I was shocked to hear them — they were so absurd.
When I entered a room, I could sense that everyone stopped talking like they were just talking bad about me. It was a dark time and I felt so alone.
Even today, I still get bullied, receiving hate mail from some self-righteous, unhappy people after they read my blog who want to strong-arm me into stopping what I’m doing.
Why would I stop? It’s my calling and ministry that the Holy Spirit is leading me in.
Without Him, none of this would be possible. He has given so much Grace and wisdom that it’s astounding.
Bullying is a real problem and it’s demonic.
When another person or group of people think that you are weaker and behave wickedly against you with evil intentions to harm you, that’s bullying.
Today I’m no longer affected by the bullies because I have grown in Christ. If you are facing bullying at home, at work, among your peers, at school, or even at church (God forbid), I want to encourage you and give you some practical keys to overcome the bullies.
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Hi I’m Milton Goh, I'm 25 years old and i'm a blogger who writes about Christianity, Parenting, Life Lessons that I learn from Movies/Shows, and Lifestyle.