If we really believe that the prophesied spiritual‑political Kingdom of Heaven has been postponed and that the clock of prophecy really stopped with the fall of Israel, after the Apostle Paul’s warning in Acts 13:40-41 and the great turn of Acts 13:46, let us be sure that the Lord will have the Church of the Mystery (unprophesied) safe, and in Heaven, before the awful time described in Luke 21:25-33; Matthew 24; and Revelation 6-13. Surely the ‘MYSTERY’ should convince any spiritual, intelligent student of the Scriptures that members of the Body of Christ, will NOT be here on earth during the prophesied period called ‘the Great Tribulation.’
If you have been saved by God’s infinite, marvelous abounding Grace and Faith in the precious shed blood of The LORD Jesus Christ, then of course you should know that you have been baptized by a Divine baptism into the Body of Christ, and you should also know that members of Christ’s Body are going to appear with Him in glory (Colossians 3:1-4), that the coming of Christ, for His Body is called the believer’s ‘blessed hope.’ Titus 2:13.
If you can give a good quick answer to the question I am going to ask you, can you ALSO give the verses of Scripture to prove that you are correct in your decision? The question is, “Are you either a Pre-Tribulationist or a Post-Tribulationist?” Of course, if you are a Pre-Tribulationist, you believe that Christ, will come for His Church BEFORE he comes as the Prince of Peace, according to Isaiah 9:6-7, as the King on the throne of His glory described in Matthew 25:3. If you are a Post-Tribulationist, you believe that Christ, will come for His Church before the millennium, but not before ‘the Great Tribulation’ of Matthew 24:21 and Jeremiah 30:4-11. Ok, one more, if you are a Pre-Tribulation Pre-Millenarian, you believe that The LORD Jesus Christ, will come for His Body before the Tribulation as well as before the Millennium. This means, that you do not believe that the members of the Body of Christ here on earth will go through, or even into, ‘the Great Tribulation.’
Now, about six months back, two other pastors that I know, who are Post-Tribulation Pre-millenarian, wrote me an email that they had written to more than 200 preachers and Bible teachers, including some of the outstanding Fundamentalists in this country, asking them to give to them the Scriptures that they were using to prove that the Church, the Body of Christ would NOT be in any part of the Great Tribulation. One of them told me, with the exception of one uncertain verse, (as to meaning of it, Revelation 3:10), he had received NO replies mentioning Scriptures that would prove the belief of the Pre-Tribulationists. The other pastor, who sent out the questions, emailed me that the only Bible teachers who CAN prove that the Body of Christ will NOT go into the Great Tribulation are those obeying and following Ephesians 3:9 or who at least know what is meant by ‘the Dispensation of the Mystery,’ ‘which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God.’ Whether this is true or not, the Truth concerning the MYSTERY does prove that the Body of Christ, will not go through the Great tribulation. This is what I want to consider in this message.
Now, all Children of God, who believe that we do “have a more sure Word of Prophecy whereunto we do well that we take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place until the day dawn” 2 Peter 1:19, believe that the Son of God is coming back to this earth, as the Smiting Stone of Daniel 2:32-46, as the Son of Man in the cloud with power and great glory, to bring an end to ‘the time of the Gentiles,’ and for Israel’s redemption, Luke 21:24-32 and Romans 11:26, in fulfillment of Isaiah 9:6-7, to sit as the Prince of Peace, on David’s Throne, with the government on His shoulder. The LORD Jesus Christ, was born to take the throne of David, Luke 1:27-33. Christ was raised from the dead to take the throne of David, Acts 2:27-33. Christ is coming back to take the throne of David, Acts 15:15-18. When The LORD Jesus Christ, was born to take David’s throne, God’s messengers proclaimed, ‘Peace on earth’ Luke 2:14. When the rejected Messiah declared that He was going to Calvary’s cross, and not at that time to David’s throne, He said, ‘No peace on earth.’ Luke 12:49-52.
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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In The LORD Jesus Christ,
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