Bruce Warner (20 Dec 2010)

Dear Doves,

Revelation 7:14
"These are they who have come out of the great tribulation.."

The "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.
It ends 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.

Mark 13:24
"But in those days, following THAT tribulation.." (Israel's shortened great tribulation known as 'Jacob's trouble')
Matthew 24:29
"IMMEDIATELY after the tribulation of those days.." ( the rapture occurs immediately after the great tribulation of Israel)

Both 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.

Mark 13:27
"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."
Matthew 24:31
"And 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.


Mark 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!

Bruce Warner