Introduction to STUDY INDEX
1, 2 & 3: God's pattern of Tribulation then Rescue then Wrath from Genesis to Revelation
4: Day of the LORD
will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age ..."
the disciples asked Jesus. His
reply was direct and in plain language.. "... just
as in the days of Noah"
and in Luke's Gospel he says "just
as in the days of Lot."
Note that he said "just as" and not simply "as"
which should point our attention sharply to the examples of Noah and
Lot. What happened in the days of Noah and Lot in terms of the
rescue, rapture or harpazo as it is also called? Simple: in the days
of Noah, his family of 8 were rescued just in time before the wrath
of God poured out and in the days of Lot ... same. "And
just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the
days of the Son of Man: they were eating, they were drinking, they
were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until
the day that Noah entered the ark,
the flood came and destroyed them all"
(Luke 17:26-27 NASB emphasis
mine). What about Lot? "...
on the day that Lot went out from Sodom
rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed"
So it will be when the Lord
descends in the clouds with his holy angels to rescue his faithful
ones, just in time, before he pours out his wrath on the ungodly,
just as in the days of Noah and Lot. If you prayerfully and
patiently study the scriptures at the links below, this key sign that
Jesus foretold should be confirmed to you as our unchanging God has
foreordained this pattern of Tribulation, Rescue and Wrath to repeat
itself continually from the beginning of history (Malachi 3:6;
Files have been tested on computers, tablets, smart TVs and hard copy print out. These online resources are intended as an exhortation for those who hunger after God's truth. Go back to the pure word of God for spiritual understanding. With that in mind, every attempt has been made not to impose anything on the text but to present the text in a way that the reader(s) will simply hear what the Bible is saying especially where passages are "singing the same tune" so to speak. Pray for the Holy Spirit's guidance, compare scripture with scripture and draw your own conclusions.
Here's a Youtube movie that explains this in more detail. But please read it straight from the Bible as well. The outlines below will get you off to a good start.
OF BIBLICAL PARALLELS SHOWING THE PATTERN OF TRIBULATION THEN RESCUE THEN WRATH
How did "The 12" understand His coming again? As Jesus said, "Just as in the days of Noah..." Parallel types and shadows from one end of the Bible to the other faithfully illustrate matching patterns and order of events - it's God's poetry but it goes beyond poetry.
Parallel testimonies of Jesus Christ (Olivet Discourse) and the Apostle Paul (1 & 2 Thessalonians) that show the same matching patterns and order of events as in Part ONE.
Harmony of the book of Revelation and the Synoptic Gospels from Seals to Trumpets. This study offers an overall sense of the events surrounding the opening of the seals with a continuing focus on the pattern of tribulation, then rescue (rapture), then wrath. For deeper understanding of Revelation, always pray for light from the Holy Spirit and compare Revelation with the Old Testament prophets especially the book of Daniel as Bible expositor Jacob Prasch recommends in his Youtube series on eschatology.
4. Introduction to the
Day of the LORD chart - a brief summary.
The Day of the LORD is one of the most important biblical themes that can help us piece together the end times puzzle. My Bible has 26 explicit references to "That Day" from cover to cover and many implied references. How many in your Bible? All hopes and fears of mankind will converge on this event. All of the Bible prophecies lead up to and away from this event.
Exponential Growth of Messianic Believers
One of the key signs of Jesus' coming again is the exponential growth of Messianic believers in Israel. The first Christians were Jews and there were many. The last Christians will be Jews and they are becoming many once again in these last days.