Will the Great Tribulation begin on a winter Sabbath day?
We, the true watching Church, understand all of the signs pointing towards the soon return of Jesus. Because of this, we are privy to an abundance of “insider information” on the end-times that we are currently living in. IF we were Jewish and IF we were left behind after the Rapture, but we were also privy to all of this “insider information” that Jesus had instructed us to look for, we would know that we would immediately need to flee to the wilderness as soon as the Great Tribulation began. Why? Because once Obama becomes Satan-embodied, it will be too late.
The Great Tribulation begins with the soon Rapture / Sudden Destruction. This will be the signal, according to Jesus, for the Jews to flee to safety as soon as possible. Indeed, it will still not be too late for the Jews to flee YET, as they will essentially still have 75 days. But time will rapidly run out for the stragglers! Sadly, many Jews (2/3rd of them) will wait too long. Once President Obama becomes Satan-embodied on April 11th, THEN flight will be too late.
Jesus knew that this perilous and immediate flight would be required during the Great Tribulation. Indeed, a quick and early exit is absolutely critical for survival. With the USA burning in nuclear flames, the Jews in Israel and around the world will know that they will be next. Jesus, of course, knew this would happen. Therefore, Jesus even gave the Jews precise instructions as to what days they should pray for that the Great Tribulation will NOT commence on, outlined as follows:
Matthew 24:20-21: “But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
This instruction from Jesus to the Jews to pray this prayer is with respect to when the Great Tribulation first begins with the Rapture / Sudden Destruction. In an fiery instant, Israel will lose her two biggest supporters: The TRUE Church and the USA!
Now will be the time for the Jews to flee. The Jews should not wait. Those who hesitate to long will be slaughtered.
“But wait”, some may say, “according to the above verses, the Rapture / Sudden Destruction should neither occur in the winter nor on a Sabbath day, and CERTAINLY not on both!!” However, if you read these two verses again, you will see that this is NOT what these verses TRULY say!!
Jesus specifically told the Jews to PRAY that their flight would not be in the winter or on the Sabbath day. However, Jesus already KNEW when He taught this to the Jews, that the Jews would reject Him and not listen to anything that He had to say. As such, the prayer Jesus instructed the Jews to pray would have NEVER been made, since it would have fallen on deaf ears. Jesus specifically told the Jesus to pray for this, yet KNEW they wouldn’t BECAUSE OF THEIR REJECTION OF HIM!!
As just another punishment to the Jews for their rejection of our Jesus, it would now make sense that the Lord COULD therefore REQUIRE the Jews to flee in the winter, on the Sabbath day or BOTH! By having the Great Tribulation starting on one, or both, of these days, it would send the Jews a direct and powerful message of who they should have worshipped all of these years. Especially if they later come to their senses and read the New Testament!!
As such, I believe that these verses were provided to give just such a hint to us watchers of when the Great Tribulation COULD start.
Given that there are very few Jewish Feast Sabbath days in the winter, I believe that it is very possible that Jesus pre-warned the Jews that the Great Tribulation would begin ON a Friday / Saturday during the winter season. Why? As outlined above, as punishment to the Jewish people for not heeding His instruction to pray that it wouldn’t be on one or both of these days.
Now, exactly when is the next day in the calendar that is BOTH a Sabbath day AND in the winter? If you guessed tomorrow / Saturday, you would be 100% correct!! This is just another reason this day will be worth watching!! The above verses don’t REQUIRE a winter Sabbath day for the Great Tribulation to start, but they certainly COULD be directly hinting at it!!
Now here is the extremely sad part!! Had the Jews NOT rejected Jesus, not only would the Great Tribulation have been guaranteed to not start on a Sabbath day or in the winter, it ACTUALLY would have NEVER been required to start in the first place!! And that is, by far, the saddest news of all!!
BACKGROUND ON THE ABOVE ARTICLE
If you have time, and you have not already done so, I would recommend that you read a message I had posted on January 6, 2012, on www.FiveDoves.com, titled “2015 for Dummies”, explaining the entire concept of the soon Rapture / Sudden Destruction, along with the Day of Atonement 2015 as the day for the Return of Jesus:
My message posted on January 11, 2012, titled “Only 17 More Days Left - Given the final "3 week" warning by the NWO on January 8th, did God "counter" by using Tim Tebow for a final "3 week" alter call on the EXACT same day?”, outlines why the answer to the question asked in the title certainly appears to be…ABSOLUTELY!!
BE EXCITED, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST, OUR REDEMPTION DRAWS EXTREMELY NEAR!!
As always, to God be ALL the glory!!! He is at the door!! Maranatha!!