Bruce Warner (20 Dec 2010)
""THESE ARE THEY WHO HAVE COME OUT OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION""
"These are they who have come out of the great tribulation.."
"great tribulation" spoken of here is the shortened - to less than
30-days for the sake of the Jewish elect - tribulation to punish Israel
that begins after the abomination of desolation is set-up in the temple
of God 1,290 days before the Second Coming of the Lord.
immediately before the rapture which includes the 'Jewish converts to
Christianity' by 'God's Two Witnesses' during the first 1,260 days of
the '70th Week of Daniel', but not the Jewish elect who are protected
in the desert for 1,260 days. The "great tribulation" of Israel begins
and ends within the 30-day-period just before the mid-point of the
'70th Week' from 1,290 days to 1,260 days before the Second Coming' of
the Lord. The 1,260 day-point is the mid-point.
"But in those days, following THAT tribulation.." (Israel's shortened great tribulation known as 'Jacob's trouble')
"IMMEDIATELY after the tribulation of those days.." ( the rapture occurs immediately after the great tribulation of Israel)
of the above Scriptures are speaking of the 'shortened great
tribulation of Israel' which ends at the 'mid-point of the 70th Week of
Daniel', and is followed immediately by the rapture after which the
wrath of God begins the tribulation on the whole world.
"And He will send his angels to gather His elect (His Church) from th four winds, from the earth to the ends of the heavens."
He will send His angels with a loud trumpet call,and they will gather
His elect (His Church) from the four winds, from one end of the heavens
to the other."
Both of the above Scriptures are speaking of His
Church (His elect) being gathered together (raptured) from all over the
world by His angels to meet the Lord in the air.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTICE:
13:20 and Matthew 24:22 both speak of "the elect" which is the 'remnant
of Israel' protected in the desert, WHEREAS, Mark 13:27 and Matthew
24:31 both speak of "His elect" which is 'His Church' that is raptured.
These are two separate and distinct groups of 'elect' with an entirely
different destiny during the last-half of the '70th Week'.
According to Your Word, Come Lord Jesus!