May 28, 2020

COVID-19: Should The Almighty EL “Grant you to live after the Third Trumpet”

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Let’s not bother to discuss any longer what COVID-19 really is other than to acknowledge it is but one instrument in which Satan intends to slaughter GOD’s sheep. This, is no secret. At no other time in history has the entire world silently acquiesced into subjection of a king (power; any power). But, here we are. We must deal with it.

So, what is really going on? Few know. Even fewer care. I am troubled but not for the reasons some may think. I am not troubled over COVID-19. I am troubled over the Satanic rule foisted upon us, with so few people (“they should deceive the very Elect” Matthew 24:24), aware of what is going on from a Scriptural perspective.

Nothing is by coincidence, especially now as the doors are being cracked open to glimpse the coming Great Tribulation, as late last night I opened up the 2nd Book of Esdras (Ezra), specifically to Chapter 5. This is what I read: “{5:1} Nevertheless as coming the tokens, behold, the days shall come, that they which dwell upon earth shall be taken in a great number, and the way of truth shall be hidden, and the land shall be barren of faith.
{5:2} But iniquity shall be increased above that which now thou seest, or that thou hast heard long ago.
{5:3} And the land, that thou seest now to have root, shalt thou see wasted suddenly.
{5:4} But if the most High grant thee to live, thou shalt see after the third trumpet that the sun shall suddenly shine again in the night, and the moon thrice in the day:”
[emphasis added]

There has since forever, been much discussion about a “Rapture” along with more than one “rapture,” etc. I can’t say that I can, of myself, give you THE answer you want to hear. Let the Holy Spirit guide you.

Matthew 24:31: “And he shall send his Angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect, from the four winds, and from the one end of the heavens unto the other.”

Many believe this to be the rapture. But when does this happen?

1 Thesselonians 4: 16, 17: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, and with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then shall we which live and remain, be caught up with them also in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

Some believe this to be the rapture.

Revelation 3: 7-12: “

¶ And write unto the Angel of the Church which is of Philadelphia, These things saith he that is Holy, and True, which hath the key of David, which openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth.

I know thy works: behold I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my Name.

Behold, I will make them of the Synagogue of Satan, which call themselves Jews, and are not, but do lie: behold, I say, I will make them that they shall come and worship before thy feet, and shall know that I have loved thee.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, therefore I will deliver thee from the hour of tentation, which will come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11 Behold, I come shortly: hold that which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

12 Him that overcometh, will I make a pillar in the Temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the Name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and I will write upon him my new Name.

Some believe this to be a or the rapture.

Esdras (Ezra) might be able to help us out with some further understanding in this. Ezra says that the day(s) will come when a great number of people who “dwell” on the earth shall be taken. When this happens (we assume this is talking about a “rapture”), “the way of truth shall be hidden,” and “the land barren of faith.” I would surmise that those left behind are going to have it tough.

What Ezra does not tell us precisely is when this “great number of people will be taken.” He does tell us what might be expected for those that the Most High “grants” to live “beyond the Third Trumpet.”

Does this mean that the time when “a great number of people who dwell on the earth shall be taken,” happens at the Third Trumpet? Maybe it happens before? What about after? Is there still a chance?

If we peek into Revelation 3 and what is in store for the “Church of Philadelphia” (who is that anyway?) we clearly see that because of those members’ in whom He knows their works, that they have “kept the word of His patience,” that He will “deliver thee from the hour of temptation, which will come upon all the world.”

But notice further what it says: “Behold, I come shortly: hold that which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” It sounds to me like those of the Church of Philadelphia, who have been faithful and true, will be spared the real horror show of the Great Tribulation but that even though that is our promise, He will “come shortly” i.e. that no man take thy crown sounds like we may just get a taste of the Great Tribulation and be tempted some more.

So, is this like a “secret” rapture; a chance to escape? Sounds like it. Revelation 3:8 says that GOD has left open a door for us that no man can shut. We have a little strength left to make the escape.

If this is true, then how do we explain Revelation 7 that describes “…a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds, and people, and tongues stood before the throne, and before the Lamb…” and one of the Elders tells John: “These are they which came out of great tribulation.”

What is not clear is whether this reference is to the Great Tribulation or personal tribulation. Examining the original Greek either translation could apply.

Perhaps only the most faithful get to go first? Followed by those who can endure perhaps up to the Third Trumpet?

In Matthew 24:31 we read: “And he shall send his Angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect, from the four winds, and from the one end of the heavens unto the other.”

That doesn’t sound much like a quiet sliding through a door that has been left open that no man can close. Does it to you?

But what of the Last Trumpet? 1 Thessalonians 4: 16 and 17: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, and with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then shall we which live and remain, be caught up with them also in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

And 1 Corinthians 15: 52: “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet: for the trumpet shall blow, and the dead shall be raised up incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

I know this is difficult to follow. I’m not sure I got a handle on all of it yet, but it sure looks like there’s more than one event going on with all of this.

In 1 Thessalonians 4:16 it reads: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven…”

So, we have a door that has been left open for those who have been faithful and kept God’s Word who can be spared the suffering.

Matthew says that God will send Angels “with a great sound of a trumpet…” And finally, at the “last trumpet” the “Lord himself” will arrive with a “shout” and with “the voice of an Archangel” and “the Trumpet of God.” Obviously not a quiet event. In this, the Last Trumpet, God comes “himself.” This is the Second Coming of Christ. He’ll resurrect the dead and look what it says, “those which live and remain” will be caught up with the Angel in Heaven. Obviously, some will endure. God bless them!

There’s a lot of trumpet blowing going on. How many of these are actual trumpets and how many simply mark a time element? We don’t really know. How many of the events that I’ve included here are describing the same event through different spiritual eyes and how many are definite separate events?

There’s a lot happening right now. Even if we are not positive which event is yours or if we all go at once, nothing can replace being prepared right now. Confess your awful sins and ask Jesus to be the dominate spirit in your host body system so that your eternal life is spent with the LORD GOD in Heaven and not in Hell with Satan and his demons.

It’s your choice.

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