UNDERSTANDING THE END-TIMES - A NEW SERIES FROM PAPA-PEPPER

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Revelation - The Rapture - The Tribulation - The End of Days


Many think that this world will soon be in for it. A lot of ideas about what will happen in the future are based upon the Bible and preached from a lot of pulpits. Many believe in an imminent rapture when all of the "true believers" will suddenly vanish without a trace. Then, they say, a seven year period of God's wrath will be unleashed upon the earth, commonly referred to as "the Tribulation."

While these ideas may be popular within Christianity, are they valid?

A VERY BIG SUBJECT

When it comes to talking about an issue like eschatology (*the study of end-time prophecy*) we are dealing with a very big matter. Many different ideas that contradict one another exist, and yet many claim that they come from the same source, the Bible. Many churchgoers only believe what their pastor teaches them, and, unfortunately, many believe that they are simply not capable of making sense of it on their own. I believe that if anyone is diligent enough to actually seek the true answers to questions like these, they can be rewarded with an accurate answer. For many years, I too had no idea what to think. A lot of what I was taught didn't seem to make sense and, when compared to scripture, it all seemed very confusing to try to draw the same conclusions that others had.
For a very long time, I determined to seek out the matter more fully. While I will never claim to understand it all, what I was able to determine from my studies was a more accurate view of the end-time events than that which I had been taught. While not everyone may agree with me, and while many may not even care what the God reveals in the Bible, since they events will affect all of us, I thought that it would be beneficial to share them here. The posts that I share in this series will be based upon a 50 day devotional that I wrote some time ago. While I have some proof copies in my possession, I have not fully published it yet. Hopefully, I will be doing just that in the near future.
In this series, each post will cover one of the days of the study. I will be sharing the information in a video that I will also upload to YouTube, and the talented @verbal-d will be recording an audio version and sharing it on soundcloud as well. Each day is meant to cover one small part of this incredibly large subject, and, by the end of the series, all come together to form a much fuller and more accurate understanding about what God reveals will be happening in the days to come. I will try to make it easy to digest and slow-paced enough that a solid foundation will be laid brick by brick. Even if you have never been interested in this topic before, or if you've always wondered it, feel free to join in and see what you think.

A VIDEO INTRODUCTION

My goal is to consistently release each post in this series on consecutive days. Obviously life can get random and many variables come into play, but that will be my goal. Hopefully I don't keep you waiting too long if you get interested and tune in on a daily basis, but, if I do, please be patient with me. I'll get started with the preface tomorrow. Thanks!

As always, I'm @papa-pepper and here's the proof:


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Until next time…

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Oh, I love End Times stuff! This should be exciting! There are many different views about it, but the most important thing no matter what our interpretation is, is to know is that WE WIN, because the battle has already been won! Yay!

Revelation is the Book with a promise, those who read it and believe it will be blessed

I think this topic will give you a lot of contents to write for a very long time and give our community a great point to discuss....good one my dear wild man...greetings to your clan.
Feel free to see my new posts for a once in a life time opportunity...success to you.

You got a topic that you can discuss for years without exhausting all the resources of interesting details on it. Keep up the great work!

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LOL, you are correct about that. A very deep subject indeed. Thanks @arnel.

Hey @papa-pepper I too enjoy eschatology! I have watched many videos on the subject made by Steve Moutria over at torahfamily.org. He has some good insights into this subject! I would suggest everyone to take a look if you are interested in this topic. Have you seen any of his stuff before?

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@simms50 We love the Moutria's. They are a super sweet family! He's a great teacher.

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Agreed! I enjoyed him over at 119 Ministries as well!

I started researching "what makes the queen a queen" which crossed paths with "the bible". Many videos are avail and the history is interesting.

Did you know the egyptians 5000yo had a "virgin mother" , yep same-same 'story'. Facts? I don't know, but it is interesting, esp when you discover who/how/why "the bible" was re-written over the ages. and it is compared to archeology. There is something to it, just what I'm not sure.

Here is one vid, I look forward to reading your posts.

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A lot of things about the Messiah were prophesied long before, so it is possible to create a story that includes something else, like a virgin birth, before the Messiah came and hence be "first." Interesting stuff to look into.

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Agreed. The historical + the archeological = interesting research
(& I'm not religious : to many have died in the name of man-made religion IMHO)
I'm sure the vatican vault has some interesting docs & the UK museum (egypt stuff)

Maybe try these for some brainfood:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Council_of_Nicaea
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arius
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subordinationism

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logos
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_(emperor)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meletius_of_Lycopolis
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucian_of_Antioch

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/325

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_the_Great

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Did you know that the pope is Antichrist?

The meaning of Antichrist is "Insteed of christ".

The end time events involve the last regim, a union or a global nation, symbolically called a mixture of clay and steel. It will not last, but this nation will look like a lamb but speak like of a dragon. (maybe a false christ-state with persecutes the real people of God)

Catholic connection
Today the Vatican power is trying to unite all so called christian churches under the catholic institution. They try to create a new world order by uniting the religious realm with the power of the nationstates, they will also include the fallen angels by including the new age realm

Nationstate connection
In the medieval times there were a union between catholic church and nationstates/kings. That resulted in persecution of free people, witchburning and a totalitarian dictatorship in Europe.

New age connection
This false church do not have Gods blessing, but the fallen angels will give power to humans så that it seems that they are doing miracles. Bible say that many false Christ-persons will appear in the end times.

But there is another people
Gods people in the end times will be a international church, with the testimony of Jesus Christ.

We need to get out of Babylon so that we do not take part of her sins.
God forgives all sins that we ask forgiveness of.

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I'm not religious. To many (esp kids) have died in the name of religion, it is a man made -up construction/mindset. To me the 'books' are works of man, modified over time to suit a mans purpose. I am interested in the history component they may contain and how it relates to archeology. However I understand and accept that others do believe in these institutions, and from them I gain learning & understanding as to why, which helps my learning also.

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Understood. Some of us are still on the "inside" trying to steer our religion into a less destructive mindset. Let us know how we are doing :)

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There is so much info / investigation on the net. eg the history of the biblical texts, how & when they where changed etc.
The "interpretation" of those texts I appreciate, it's the "blind faith" & the "preachers" (that take money from the poor for themselves) that I disagree with mostly.

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I'm with you about blind faith and greedy preachers. I have not heard of KEK. Are you aware of the branches of eschatology called Preterism and Historicism that say those prophecies were usually fulfilled in the lifetime of the prophet? Or belonged to a genre of biblical literature called Apocalypse which was not meant to be taken as a prophecy of future events but rather spiritual events?

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I think the antichrist is not a person, but rather an "ism" or a belief. The thing that John dealt with that was against Christ was Gnosticism. He makes mention of it elsewhere, though not by name. 1 John 2:18 - "Little children, it is the End Times: and as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now have there arisen many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the End Times." Also: 1 John 4:3 "and every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already."

Hi @papa-pepper
I agree with you on the fact many people just take what their preachers say without even trying to understand the scriptures themselves.. I have been a victim of this lifestyle and it made me to take rash decisions that almost destroyed my career. It is dangerous especially if it's a false prophet. So the best thing is for us to study and discover for ourselves what God says. I am looking forward to your series.. Kudos..

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I agree! I was raised in the very popular denomination church just believing whatever we were taught. One day, I was slowly learning all the lies I was being fed and went to a different church. Then one day I prayed to God to show me His truth, and my world flipped upside down yet again. I am now finally reading my Bible and studying everything for myself.

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Self study is the only way to go.

The lord is your strength..... Great job

This will be interesting viewing for the next two months. By then it will be spring and you will be able to chase your snakes again.

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LOL! You know me well my friend!

good story
well wrote
great work like always

Really a very big subject. Excellent post

Talking about tribulation, the bible says " for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world's beginning until now, no nor shall it occur again" Matt. 24:21

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Yes it does.

Interesting subject, l like your approach. Sounds intriguing!

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Thank you. I'm glad that you like my approach.

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To many take what they are taught as gospel (no pun intended) we need more free thinkers. Or people who think for themselves :)

now in our time, many people believe in different things ... everyone has their own objective opinion on religion and other things, who then believe, and who else generally prefers to believe that we, this is the result of evolution ... Informative article, me liked it, thank you

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The world will not end because Christ will rule for a thousand years with the elect that had been raised from the dead.

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The "End Times" isn't even about the end of the world. Paul said "we are in the end times". If he was in the End Times, it's because it was the end of the Old Covenant. And Christ has been ruling for nearly 2000 years.

I'd love to get the book @papa-pepper ! Is it being marketed now? I will definitely follow you as always! Resteemed!

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Not released yet... but I'm trying to get there.

So many preachers have so much diluted the scriptures and want to make it lose credibility. For me, whatever anyone preaches that is not in accordance with the scriptures is not taken.
This is the kind of post I've been waiting for. I'm resteeming this

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So glad to hear it. We will see how you enjoy this series.

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I'm looking forward to it. I've promised myself I won't miss a single episode in these series

Great video, nice sharing thanks for video

As soon as I saw the title of the post I knew I had to see what was up. I think this is so important right now at this point in time. There are many different interpretations as to how all of this will play out. But one thing that I know for sure is that it will play out.

I've talked with my dad many times regarding the end times and it definitely is an interesting but at times tough topic to really dig through. So I am glad you've decided to try to help bring some understanding.

Thanks for the encouragement and it feels good to know you're in the family.

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Hey Brother! I hope that this series makes it a little easier to understand, or at least to understand what I believe and why. I try to break it down really simply, so we will see. Thanks!

This will be fun! We have been talking about this a lot in church lately. Have a great night.

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Cool! I hope that you learn something! Thanks.

I am looking forward to this! Which Bible do you study from?

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Currently the KJV.

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Glad to hear you use the KJV!

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God did promise to preserve His word, and the KJV is indeed that :)

I am uncertain about a lot of the matters in the Book of revelation. A lot is parable, a lot is commentary on the current events of the author's time, and a lot is bizarre prophesy that I suspect we will only recognize for certain when it has actually happened, and we look back and say, "Oh. THAT'S what he meant," and have no question about it.

An interesting topic indeed! I do wonder about making 50 posts out of it, rather than, say, 4 posts of seven days at a time in quick succession. But you know best.

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I think to release it as a daily series with one part to think about and digest until the next day will be best for the viewers. Otherwise, it could become overwhelming for them, but we will see. Thanks for the insight and food for thought!

Your post was very good after that. I learned a lot about this. Thanks for the beautiful post.

Looking forward to your devotions.

Im looking forward to checking out this series @papa-pepper even though im not religious so much in the christian way . I do believe there is something else or someplace else almost like a time lapse or time warp way like perhaps the matrix of some sort ! But end times view I always pondered about , so im quite interested in hearing your views on the subject , and im glad you will have a video as well ! Sounds interesting indeed ! 👍👍👍💕😊

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even though im not religious so much in the christian way

I'm glad that you are still interested in checking this out! You are certainly more than welcome to see what you think... or what I think! LOL! Thanks!

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Will do ! Your very welcome !👍

From my perspective, the rapture happened three times back in 2012.
And the people didn't disappear without a trace, they left bodies.

But, this is in accordance with free will. Those who don't believe will not be forced to believe by people just disappearing.

We are now in a time of purging evil from the planet and darkness from ourselves. Bringing heaven on earth.

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Interesting. Never heard that one before.

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Really?! Ive not heard about the 'rapture' happening ever, especially three times and so recently. You'd think this would be news...
Care to share some articles?
Ill be honest, I dont believe that a rapture will happen, especially before tribulation, but I am interested to hear what you think and why.

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Nope, no articles. Even if the MSM knew about it, they would never report about it.

Essentially, what I experienced was God asking people it they wanted to go. (this is a much bigger question than I could write in 10 posts) And bunches of people said yes.

From our viewpoint, they died.
Most people just paused for a moment, like they thought they heard something, then just went on with life.

Several universes collapsed into one, so not all raptured people left a corpse, some left somebody else. This is the cause of the Mandela effect where you have several large groups that remember things slightly differently.

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I kinda figured the MSM wouldn't say anything about it, but that there would be some kind of documentation, somewhere, of the events you are describing.

Interesting. Very interesting. You experienced this? And since you are here, Im taking it that you said no?

Well, thanks for your answer, it certainly was interesting and I appreciate that you took the time to explain your point of view to me.
Have a blessed day!

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They other half of the question would be, "...or do you want to stay here and fight the forces of evil?"

With most of the people saying they do not believe in ghosts.
And the grand narrative being that psychic abilities do not exist, or more specifically, heightened senses.

And further, that all the most people thought about the Mayan calendar was that 2012 was the end. Almost no one brought up that the Mayan calendar has all kinds of endings, which are just beginnings. When one door closes, another opens. And even less realize that the Mayans weren't able to see beyond 2012. As in, the future was completely up in the air. To be decided by humans at that time.

So, finding documentation is pretty much non-existent.

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Well, thank you!

You've certainly given me some things to think about. I appreciate the conversation. :)

I now know what we are going to be talking about this weekend. Can you tell I'm excited?

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LOL Not at all by the look in your eyes!

Oooo! Im glad you are doing this!
This is something my husband and I have recently started really digging into. There are SO many things generally taught in churches about end times events and timelines that are just incorrect! The more we study, the more we see how we and many others have been deceived...

Looking forward to hearing your upcoming thoughts about all this!

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I hope that this is a blessing to you, and perhaps I can even get you a physical copy in the near future!

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Im sure it will be!
We are very eager to learn, and there is a TON of conflicting information out there...
We just keep listening to what people say, then go to our Bibles and see if what they are saying lines up with God's word or not. Its a lot of sifting through information...
Sometimes time consuming, but hey, what better way to spend our time than reading God's word and learning from Him?
I would say one of my main motivators here is my children. We need to teach them the TRUTH. I am having to have conversations with them and correcting what I have previously taught... Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, it is good for kids to know their parents arent perfect and can make mistakes, BUT this is kind of important,and I dont want them confused about God and what His word does and does not say...
Anyway... have a fantastic day!

When trying to understand scripture we must try to understand the historical context in which it was written. If not, interpretation can be skewed or misunderstood. Great post, thank you for sharing.

I'm not super religious but I have read revelations and I don't remember seeing the part where all the Christians get whisked away and get to skip all the bad stuff. If the Bible is truth then the end times are a test. It is easy to say you believe something but not so easy to prove it.

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Wow. Very profound statement there. Thank you!

I knew there was a reason we all hit it off @papa-pepper Haha ❤️ @dwells loves end time prophecy. One of my favorite verses comes from Revelation. Looking forward to reading your post. :)

I love Eschatology man! Looking forward to it :)

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Cool! Glad to hear it! I hope that you do enjoy it!

I am cogitating on this one before I formulate my response. This is deep one, @papa-pepper. It should start some interesting discussions.

I also had a hard time with things I had been taught, because I was taught so many opposing things. So, I started to read the book myself. I'm interested to see how your studies and interpretations line up with mine. I haven't really been able to bounce any of my thoughts off of anyone, because I don't know anyone who's taken the time to read and try to understand for themselves. Looking forward to the series.

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Cool, please check out this series then and perhaps we can discuss more about it later on! Thanks!

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Nice! Glad to see you doing this!

From Yeshua's words, the "season" from the parable of the fig tree is upon us. We are certainly in that time period, and we can see these things happening at alarming rates!
Matthew 24:6-8

6It is going to happen that you are going to hear battles and reports of wars, take heed that you will not be troubled, for it is necessary that all these things should happen, but it will not yet be the end. 7For nation will arise against nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom, and there will be famines and plagues and earthquakes in various places. 8But all these things are the beginning of sorrows.

Love it!