Re: Gerry Almond (17 Jan 2016) "My Take on Today, Prepare!"
> > Simply stated, I do not believe that there is a seven years tribulation > period ahead for us.
I don’t either. I think we are near Mid-Trib now. Aug. 24, 2016 will be Mid-Trib if 3-13-13 (when Pope Francis was chosen) was the beginning of the Tribulation.
> > The Antichrist is also on the scene. So is the False Prophet. Most of > you reading this article know who both are. U. S. President Obama is the > first, and Pope Francis is the other, I believe. They are both under > heavenly restraint until the rapture of the ready Church. Then both will > be revealed to the left behind world in all their power. And this will > be the time of sudden destruction, a time that the Scriptures define as > 42 months, or 3 ½ years of 360 days.
To me, the Antichrist is in power. The False Prophet has not yet come up.
Rev 13:5-12 says, “And there was given unto him (i.e., the first beast, Antichrist) a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and THEM THAT DWELL IN HEAVEN (i.e., the First-Trump Rapture has just taken place). 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints (i.e., those like the Laodiceans and Thyatirians that get left behind the first time), and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. 11 And I beheld ANOTHER BEAST coming up out of the earth (i.e., at Mid-Trib); and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”