Commentary By: Gordon King
Yeshua HaMashiach, The Lord, our God, Jesus Christ! The one and only Savior of the world!
Prepare to meet your maker, the time is short and wickedness abounds. Whether or not you are a saved, born-again child of the living God, you will meet your maker! One way or the other.
Time is of the essence, we have but a mere speck of it left before the rapture of the church and the beginning of the Tribulation period!
Nuclear destruction threatens the lives of billions of people upon this planet we call earth. Full blown nuclear war is but a step away! The Middle East and the rest of the world is a powder keg just waiting for the right moment to explode. During the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, many Americans built bomb shelters for this very reason, yet it was nothing compared to how the world is today! Escalating tensions with the then Soviet Union, prompted many people to build underground bomb shelters.
President John F. Kennedy, speaking on civil defense, advises American families to build bomb shelters to protect them from atomic fallout in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union. Kennedy also assured the public that the U.S. civil defense program would soon begin providing such protection for every American. Only one year later, true to Kennedy’s fears, the world hovered on the brink of full-scale nuclear war when the Cuban Missile Crisis erupted over the USSR’s placement of nuclear missiles in Cuba. During the tense 13-day crisis, some Americans prepared for nuclear war by buying up canned goods and completing last-minute work on their backyard bomb shelters.
Both the Soviet Union and the Cuban missile crises passed, however, today it is much different. Many nations have since acquired nuclear weapons, and many are not afraid to use them, in fact they relish the thought of a full-blown nuclear war!
The Muslim nations believe that they can usher in the coming of their Mahdi, their redeemer, by creating world disasters! They do not fear death, for they believe that they will be martyrs for Allah and the men will receive seventy-two virgins after they die! What do the women get? I’ve heard they don’t get anything, but they are beautiful and happy!
The signs of the end times are all around us, one only has to open their eyes and see! Look at all of the atrocities happening in the world today, look at the increased sin, evil, wickedness, and chaos in the world! Look at all of the natural signs, deadly earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, super storms, etc over the past few years! There are also signs in the heavens, supernatural signs upon the earth, and things which have never before been written about in human history!
Have you ever wondered, if you are a believer, why people around you are making decisions which to you make absolutely no sense?! Why the world seems to be oblivious to the horrors around them? The things of this world have been twisted, contorted, and changed! What was seen as good before is now seen as evil, and vice versa.
The people living in the world doing good are being seen as evil, and the evil as good! Just as scripture states.
There are many Christians who believe that the judgments in the book of Revelation are already upon us! If this were true, then the Tribulation period has already began! And if it has, then why hasn’t the Antichrist been revealed to us? These Christians must not believe in a pre-Tribulation rapture of the church, perhaps mid-Trib or post-Trib, or maybe even no-Trib! However, if any of these were true, what would be the purpose? I mean, why even rapture the church at all? What is the purpose of the rapture anyway? Since we know Christ is returning, then why rapture the church just before He returns? And why rapture the church during the middle of God’s wrath upon the world? Did God remove Lot and his family from Sodom and Gomorrah during the wrath He poured out upon them, or before? Did God remove Noah and his family from the great flood during the flood, or before it began?
The same is true of the Tribulation period, God will remove the righteous before His wrath upon the world, just as He has done in the past! We must believe God, and have faith in what He will do for His beloved children!
All I can tell you is what I believe to be the truth from God’s word, the pre-Tribulation rapture of the church! I’m still here, so the Tribulation period has not begun yet! The Antichrist has not yet been revealed, and God has not poured out His wrath upon the world, also known as “The Day of the Lord”.
There is judgment upon the nations, yet this is not the Tribulation period. There are signs and wonders in the world, yet they are not the judgments of God spoken of in the book of Revelation! They are merely a foreshadowing of things to come.
God is good, and He warns us before things such as this will happen! God warns, He gives signs and wonders, so that we may know ahead of time, before it’s time, just in time! Just as He has always done in the past.
Major earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, super storms, increased evil and violence, the hardening of hearts, increased persecution of Christians and Jews, all signs, all warnings that our time is short and the rapture of the church is coming soon, the Tribulation period is about to begin, and the second coming of Christ is at hand, even at the door my friends!
When I read and study scripture, I only see a pre-Tribulation rapture of the church, nothing else makes sense to me. God tells His children what is coming, He gives us advanced warnings. If we know, and we do, that the beginning of the Tribulation period will be marked by the revealing of the Antichrist, then why do we need all of the other warnings that Jesus told us about?!
“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.“
He shall confirm a covenant with many for one week, this is speaking of the Antichrist at the beginning of the Tribulation period!
And the Antichrist will not be revealed until He is taken out of the way. Just who is this He? I believe that it is the church filled with the Holy Spirit of God!
2 Thessalonians 2:7-8
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.“
The day of the Lord is the Tribulation period, this is when God will pour out His wrath upon the wicked, not before.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
“Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.“
Read it, study it, take it as you will. As for me, I shall continue to believe in a pre-Tribulation rapture of the church, I shall be ready at all times!
When President Kennedy told the American people to get ready by building bomb shelters, I believe that what he should have told them was to prepare to meet your maker! Get right with God, this is the first and foremost thing anyone could do. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!