50 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE END-TIMES MORE ACCURATELY - DAY 9 : PROMISES - AUDIO & VIDEO

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This is DAY NINE 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

DAY 9 - PROMISES

There are two main verses that pretribulationists will cite as proof texts to support their belief that true believers will be raptured from the earth prior to “The Tribulation.”

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,” (1 Thessalonians 5:9)

“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” (Revelation 3:10)

These promises are specific enough for us to draw some conclusions.


As we evaluated on Day 4, 1 Thessalonians 5:9 is given as it pertains to the wrath of God, for we are not excluded from all forms of wrath. The Revelation 3:10 passage is often used to show that believers will not be upon the earth for “The Tribulation,” but it does not actually say that. If we are to conclude that “the hour of temptation” is God’s end-time wrath, then we must choose to believe that it speaks of the “Day of the Lord,” since that is the phrase that God uses. If this verse speaks of the coming wrath of God, then it carries the same message as the verse from 1 Thessalonians.
Since we have already shown that God’s wrath will be unleashed during the “Day of the Lord” when He alone shall be exalted, we know that the “Day of the Lord” cannot begin until sometime after the middle of the “Seventieth Week of Daniel.” We cannot believe in a seven year period of God’s wrath called “The Tribulation”, if God’s end-time wrath does not begin until after at least the first 3 ½ years of the “Seventieth Week of Daniel.” Therefore, though there is a seven year period spoken of in Scripture (the “Seventieth Week of Daniel”), it is not a time of God’s wrath. It never claims to be.
The “Day of the Lord” contains God’s end-time wrath, but it never claims to be seven years long or the same as the “Seventieth Week of Daniel.” Based upon Scripture, these two time periods cannot be the same, nor can the “Day of the Lord” contain the whole “Seventieth Week of Daniel.” Since the Bible does not mention “The Tribulation,” it does not promise exemption from it. The Bible does promise that believers will not be subjected to God’s wrath (including the “Day of the Lord”). Because “The Tribulation” is supposedly a seven year period of God’s wrath synonymous with the “Seventieth Week of Daniel,” it is erroneous and not valid. Simply put, there is no “The Tribulation.” It does not exist. We are never promised any exclusion from it, nor is it even referenced, for it is not real. Though it has become a staple within much of Christianity and a presupposition of many, such does not necessitate its validity.

Point #1: The Bible does promise believers exemption from God’s wrath.

Point #2: The “Seventieth Week of Daniel” is not a period of God’s end-time wrath.

Point #3: “The Tribulation” is a man-made idea with no Scriptural basis and contradicts what the Bible actually reveals.

Point #4: “The Tribulation” is a false concept.

Point #5: Believers will not be exposed to God’s wrath, including the “Day of the Lord.”

Point #6: Believers are not promised that they will be removed from earth prior to the “Seventieth Week of Daniel.”

CLOSER

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 now 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!

PREVIOUS POSTS

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.

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Until next time…

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I believe in Jesus as Lord and Saviour but I often ask myself what good it does to look to the end times. What I mean is this, do we Christians get distracted with our coming eternal relationship with Christ? Does it distract us from doing the work we are here to do. If not its fine. If yes then we need to check our motives because yes its awesome we get God, but while we are here we need to focus on helping non-believers know King Jesus as well.

Hoping to open. Dialogue here. Open to any counter point, just thinking out loud.

God bless.

I believe that the things recorded in the Bible are either to reveal something to us, to teach us and instruct us, or so we can understand certain things. A lot of prophecy pertains to the things that are still ahead, so I think that it is wise to accurately understand what is revealed.

I think that some especially dark days are ahead for believers, and yet many think such is impossible. I'd rather wrap my mind around it ahead of time than to end up in the midst of something for which I am unprepared. Just my 2 cents, but good question.

Indeed, let’s heed the warning/instruction of scripture!

In order to answer your question, one must first address what the purpose of the "end times" is.

The Lord loves atheists for not burdening him with their problems.

A key point to the wrath of God to understand, is that, if the original Exodus is a shadow picture of the coming exodus that is prophesied and spoken of throughout scripture, we see His wrath happen in the midst of the camp to clean out the rebellious. Korah is a good example. 100 men beamed with fire like a scene out of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the ground opening underneath the camp of Korah and those who conspired with him, swallowing them whole and then closing up behind them. I would say that is wrath...it happened in the midst of the camp of His people, but did not affect everyone. I believe we will be led out into the wilderness again, as is prophesied, and that we will see the rebellions met with swift indignation. This is just my opinion. I am enjoying your post. Keep it up. I need to get some of my studies put together and post them.

Good idea on gathering some of your understanding and posting it. Thanks for the input.

Are you ready for the end times @papa-pepper?

I'm willing to live, or to die. Prepared.

Yes I am a christian and i belive in G od but should be living our lives thinking all about endtime why don't we concentrate on the real job of us christians which is winning souls for the lord. Yes of course the endtime would surely ome but we have to put more energy in bringing peple into the arms of the lord our God rather than just talking about endtime. we should take actions and not just speak. We should leave our houses and go into the world and preach the gospel so that the people can hear and come back to our lord Jesus christ and accept him as their lord and saviour.

PLEASE I AM OPEN TO CORRECTIONS

Thank you and God Bless you

May God bless you too!

thanks for sharing to us .I Resteem your post sir.

@papa-pepper MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND MAMA PEPPER AND TO ALL THE LITTLE PEPPERS! MORE BLESSINGS TO YOUR FAMILY! 😄

Thank you @dearjyoce!

resteemed

Thanks!

all of us be ready for the end times
it is true that the end times are going to com soon or later we must prepare ourselves
good post

I can see you spent a lot of time in analyzing this and preparing to write this. Very good job, my friend. Life does get in the way, I know. I now have my house n the market and all remodeling completed, but so far behind on my international connections and business deals. Will be much better after we move. Then, maybe I can spend more time on steemit, I really hope so, my friend.

don't we always think that after such and such, things will be better? then we look back and say, we never changed.

Still following you here! Good points being made!

Amen thaNk you @papa-pepper for sharing this. Godbless

Thanks for the shared of video and audio to know easily I appreciate it @papa-pepper

Thank you for appreciating it!

Good post bro thank you

Jesus himself even prays that we are not to be taken out of this world.

John 17:15 "I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. "

the end time is not a day anyone knows when it will come, i beleive the day you die is your own end time though a time will comne when everything on earth will cease to exist

Thank you for sharing this. I appreciate your interpretation and wisdom of this as well as learning more of you. Blessings my friend.