Many Christians are confused about the Rapture vs Second Coming of Christ thus leading to an outright unbelief in the Pretribulational Rapture or both events altogether.
While we address this topic in our End Time Questions and Answers, in this article I will discuss the differences between the two prophetic events which will occur at two different times for two different reasons in prophecy. Beside, why would Christians choose to believe that there will be no Pretribulational Rapture? Do they want to go through the Tribulation? I’m mean really. Let’s take a look at the facts:
Referred to as the latter years, latter days, and the last days in both the Old and New Testaments, the End Time is a period of years characterized by momentous, world-wide troublesome times and hardships, political and economic turbulence, natural disasters, wars and famines.
These occurrences will reach a pivotal point with the removal of the Lord’s people, known in Christendom as the ‘Rapture.’ This phenomenon will usher in the dreadful 7-year Tribulation Period marked by the emergence of One World Government; a global political leader; a global religious leader; and God’s wrath upon the unrepentant by which millions will die. The Tribulation Period will conclude with the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
During the seventh through third centuries BC, Greek philosophers believed in a universe that existed from one being which brought together the cosmos. This perspective caused the Greek philosophers to clash with the main belief of the world, polyverse, which means what we see and beyond is the aftermath of clashing forces.
The Syrian air defense system is dealing with hostile targets over Damascus, the official Syrian news agency SANA reported. Explosions were also reported in the skies of the Syrian capital.
Syrian air defense units fired on enemy targets above Damascus and destroyed several, state news agency SANA said late on Friday.
It was not immediately clear if the targets were missiles or planes. Sources in the Syrian opposition reported that the Israeli Air Force attacked the bases of Iranian militias and Assad’s regime forces southwest of Damascus.
Editors Note: Ladies and Gentlemen, this recent occurrence should remind us of the biblical account whenYahweh sent a plague of locusts to Egypt during Pharoah’s reign because he would not let His people Israel go. Let’s read”
‘Adonai said to Moshe (Moses), “Reach out your hand over the land of Egypt, so that locusts will invade the land and eat every plant that the hail has left.” Moshe reached out with his staff over the land of Egypt, and Adonai caused an east wind to blow on the land all day and all night; and in the morning the east wind brought the locusts.
The locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and settled throughout Egypt’s territory. It was an invasion more severe than there had ever been before or will ever be again.
They completely covered the ground, so that the ground looked black. They ate every plant growing from the ground and all the fruit of the trees left by the hail. Not one green thing remained, not a tree and not a plant in the field, in all the land of Egypt.’
Sh’mot (Exo) 10:12-15 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
At that time, Egypt was the only country that suffered a swarm of locusts which covered their land. Since then, sitings of locusts in extreme numbers have been spotty, happening in a single country or large geographical location.
However, Yahweh is getting ready to repeat the plague of locust that troubled Pharaoh of Egypt. Only this time, it will not be confined to an individual country or geographical region, but will cover the entire planet as recorded in Revelation 9: 1-6. Yahweh declares in Malachi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I change not.” Please see below.
The pilgrimage hub of Saudi Arabia got hit with a plague of biblical proportions earlier this week when a massive swarm of locusts descended upon the Islamic holy site of Mecca.
In several videos posted online, locusts were seen crawling around Mecca’s grand mosque, creeping their way across the stone slabs, providing a small snapshot of what Pharaoh saw during the Passover thousands of years ago.
Government shutdown threatens to have bigger impact on economy The government shutdown, one of the longest ever, could have a bigger impact on the economy if it continues much longer and starts to hit business or consumer confidence, economists said.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists cut their forecast for fourth-quarter growth to 2.8 percent, down 0.1 percentage point, and said they may have to trim their first-quarter estimate of 2.2 percent even more if the shutdown continues.
Economists said the fight between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his demand for a border wall could end up complicating the government’s handling of the debt ceiling, which becomes an issue March 1 and would have the biggest impact on the economy if not resolved.
According to Bitter Winter, an online magazine covering religious freedom and human rights in China, the discriminatory document — “Implementation Plan on the Special Governance of Private Christian Gathering Sites” — was issued by the Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs in a city in the Shanxi Province.