Rapture Ready – Trending Toward Tribulation

By Daymond Duck

2015 ended with a flurry of articles that clearly show that world events are moving in the direction of the Tribulation period.

For example, on Dec. 18, 2015, it was reported that there is a digital knowledge divide in the world because most of the households in the Middle East don’t have access to the Internet. And to overcome this digital knowledge divide, the UN agreed to build the infrastructure for the whole world to have access to the Internet by 2030.

This desire to increase the knowledge of multitudes in the Middle East is a reminder of something that God said, “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” (Dan. 12:4).

This expansion of the Internet will also enable people to see the abomination of desolation stand in the holy place at the middle of the Tribulation period (Matt. 24:15; Rev. 12:6). And it will enable people to see the Antichrist kill the Two Witnesses, see their bodies lying in the street of Jerusalem, see them raised from the dead and see them ascend up into heaven (Rev. 11:7-12).

On Dec. 24, 2015, it was reported that more than 25 prominent rabbis from Israel and abroad have issued a statement calling for a renewed look at Jesus, Christians and the New Testament faith. These outstanding Orthodox rabbis said they are not ashamed to exalt the name of Jesus and to welcome the carpenter from Nazareth back into the Jewish fold.

It is important to understand all Israel will get saved (Rom. 11:26), but before that happens the Jews will rebuild the Temple and resume the animal sacrifices. They won’t get saved as a nation until all of them accept Jesus as their Messiah at the end of the Tribulation period (Zech. 12:10-12).

However, 144,000 Jewish servants (12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel) will be saved and sealed at the beginning of the Tribulation period (Rev. 7:1-8). They will be the firstfruits unto God and Jesus during the Tribulation period (Rev. 14:4).They will lead multitudes to Jesus (Rev. 7:9-17). And this new Jewish attitude toward Jesus could be preparing the hearts of Spirit filled Jews who will evangelize the world after the Rapture.

On Dec. 25, 2015, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, warned in his Christmas sermon that an apocalypse is taking place and Christians are facing elimination in the Middle East. He said ISIS hates anyone who thinks differently from them; ISIS will not tolerate an opposing point of view; and ISIS has killed thousands and uprooted many communities.

World Net Daily employed Clout Research to conduct a national opinion poll of registered voters in the U.S. It is somewhat disturbing to hear that Clout found that 45 percent of Democrats, 36 percent of Independents and 20 percent of Republicans think Christians are a greater threat to the U.S. than Muslims.

America’s voters are clearly turning away from the truth (II Tim. 4:3-4).
Concerning the signs of His coming, Jesus said, “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” (Matt. 24:9).

Our Lord was speaking primarily about the Jews, but His teaching has implications for Christians. The hatred and persecution of Jews and Christians are signs of the approaching Tribulation period.

On Dec. 31, 2015, the armies of Russia, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Israel ended the year on their highest level of war alert. It is prophesied that all of these nations will be involved in wars as the Tribulation period nears (Ezek. 38-39; Isa. 17).

Finally, as a new year begins, it is being reported that Pres. Obama said the idea of a lame duck presidency is nonsense. He said he plans to be very active in 2016 starting with a strong move on gun control.

Gun control laws haven’t worked in France, Chicago, San Bernardino or anywhere else and they won’t work in the U.S. They are a scam to disarm America before the globalists try to establish their New World Order (world government).

Gun control laws disarm honest citizens, but they don’t prevent gangs, criminals and terrorists from getting guns on the black market. They don’t prevent radicalized Muslims from buying, storing and distributing guns at mosques. Guns are non-violent, but gangs and radicalized Muslims kill people.

Many believe that Pres. Obama (a committed globalist) is trying to take control of the local police and that he may try to stay in office illegally after his present term ends. This writer doesn’t know what Pres. Obama’s gun control laws will do or if he will try to stay in office (he is a chronic liar. But all of us are probably less than 12 months away from an answer.

Many signs seem to indicate that the world is trending toward the Tribulation period and only a few are aware of how close it is to becoming a fundamentally changed global police state. Billions will perish. Praise God! Jesus will come for His Church first.

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