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This is DAY TWENTY SEVEN of the daily devotional.

I am releasing a 50 day daily devotional about the end-times as revealed in Scripture. Along with the text, I will be providing a video where I cover the text of the day, and @verbal-d will be providing an audio version of it. That way, whether you want to read, watch, or listen, you'll be able to enjoy this study as you wish.

The plan is to release this devotional over the next 50 consecutive days, but life may "get in the way." We will do our best, but please be patient with me if I fall behind.

The SoundCloud Audio from @verbal-d

The YouTube Video from @papa-pepper

The Text I Originally Shared on the @narrowminded Account


One final piece of information for consideration from the “Olivet Discourse” as it relates to the supposed “The Tribulation” comes from the following verse.

“And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)

The question which I would like to pose is, “Could such a statement really be made concerning a period of time in which God’s wrath is being poured out?” No matter what kind of wrath of God we speak of (perpetual, periodical, eternal, or eschatological), true believers are not appointed to God’s wrath. Based on the following verse, I believe that it is irrational to believe that this statement could be made during the actual period of God’s end-time wrath.

“And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?... That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Genesis 18:23 & 25)

Since, “God hath not appointed us to wrath…” (1 Thessalonians 5:9a), how could it be that “except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved,” not even “the elect”? Would God really have destroyed both the righteous and the wicked with His wrath? It is Satan who wants to destroy all of mankind, and not God. It is against God’s character for Him to destroy the righteous with the wicked, and it would contradict other Scripture if God were to do so. Here we have the message of this verse, “except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”
Unless something, or someone, restrained the events that were happening, all of mankind would be killed. However, specifically “for the elect’s sake”, the events of that time will be restrained (“those days shall be shortened”). This verse is preceded by “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21). This speaks of the “great tribulation” that begins after the “Abomination of Desolation” (Matthew 24:15), when the Antichrist makes “war with the saints” (Revelation 13:7).
Note that when “he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven” (Revelation 13:6), I believe it is the same event as when “he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods” (Daniel 11:36) and when the Antichrist “exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4). I therefore conclude that this “great tribulation” which must be restrained is administered by Satan via the Antichrist against believers, and is not the wrath of God.

Point #1: Unless this time of “great tribulation” was shortened, all people would perish.

Point #2: God does not need to be restrained to prevent Him from destroying the righteous with the wicked, for such is against His character.


If anyone is really interested, I did post the entire volume through an alt account over a year ago. I did so as an experiment to see how hard it would be for a new user to get noticed on steemit, so I didn't let anyone know that I was doing it. You can click here to a post that has links to the entire 50 days of this devotional if you really want to read ahead. That information has always been available there since I first posted it. It is not the purpose of this series to just copy all of my previous work, but instead to transform it into some new outlets by releasing it in an audio and video format, to broaden the reach that this work has.

Again, though I will certainly never claim to know it all, I do believe that many are being lead astray by some popular beliefs. I hope that this project will be able to help many others understand the end-times more accurately. Thanks!


Just in case you are new to this series and wanted to check out the previous audio or videos, here are links to the posts from each day of this series.

Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!

Until next time…

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what a big bible you have got there , am sure God is a merciful God there is way God would punish the righteous and the unrighteous with the same cup of anger.
Am feeling challenged the way have analysed the bible is like an apostle or of the gospel.
keep up with the good work

Good post Bro...

Good post your

I like

Indeed, consider the story of Rahab who was a righteous woman and she and her family were spared.

Your article attracts the attention of all people, you are talking about the end of the world, where it ends the life of the world and to the day of vengeance, if our behavior is good in the world, the promise of Allah will repay the favor of the Hereafter, if it violates the provisions of Allah then torment will surely wait.
According to @ papa-pepper What about the apocalypse predictions in cybercytes ....?
Thank you @ papa-pepper

its good post sir.. i like it!!

Whoa! I just discovered this treasure-trove. I'm really looking forward to starting from the beginning and working through the whole series.

In speaking of the antichrist above, I often wondered as a child how the world could be so deceived as to let him rise to power. How could they be "of one mind and give their authority and power to the beast?"

Then I came across Sustainable Development. As I read about it, I realized that the desire to "save the planet" and build a "sustainable future" entailed a reversal of what the Bible taught.

Instead of being fruitful and multiplying, and filling your quiver full of children, sustainable development teaches that having children creates an unnecessary burden on the environment. Instead, the population should be cut back to "sustainable territory." Supposedly, that was reached in the 1980's when the world population was around 4.5 billion people (compared to nearly 7.4 billion today). Now I know that character education in schools teaches children the values of sustainable development, preparing them to be "global citizens." I'm trying my best to teach my child about being a citizen in God's kingdom. The stage is being set. I can't wait to work through this series. Thank you for posting!


What a deep comment. You are not alone in your conclusions there!


Wow nice one, but is this really a comment or it's a contribution.

I had not read this study eschatological here in Steemit from now on I will follow! I really liked it.
As you say it is a way that preceases to explain things trying not to leave empty points.
Amen and thank you!


Thank you!

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congratulations on your day my friend @papa-peppe.
good luck always today.

Amazing post keep it up beautifully written post is a this post

Jesus we believe in thee. God enters by a private door into every individual.
Thank you for doing these posts!

As a believer of God as a community church pastor, this is a great initiative of yours. It is good that you are reaching out to the community to preach out the gospel. It seldom happens that people do that because they are afraid to be ridiculed because of their faith. Thank you for raising the bar!


they are afraid to be ridiculed because of their faith

Isn't that interesting. How many other promises made by the Messiah are we commonly afraid of? Thanks man!

I like it your post

thank you, your post

So inspiring, keep the good job. 👍👍

The Book of Daniel is very important. We learn about the Ancient of Days and the Son of Man.

God is our Salvation. And His name “Yeshua” (Jesus) ... ישוע ... literally translates as “Salvation”.


good post my friend
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Good post

I'am have vote you @papa-pepper..
Do you want to upvote me @abiismail

The idea that God is loving and cannot destroy his creature is a lie from hell... All through the Bible we see the anger of God kindled against many.He is both the lion and the lamb. I agree with the exegesis since God does not need a span of time to vent his anger. He lives outside time in eternity... Everything is explained in the scripture ..
Thank you once again @papa-pepper


I pray that whatever tribulation we might pass through will be for a short time and may it not be too great to make us fall into sin and renounce the name of Christ Jesus