Amy VanGerpen (10 Sep 2011)
"Re: Will Schumacher - Parallel of 3 1/2 year trib"


Hi Will,

As I have in the parallel as shown below, I believe that in the story of the Flood that Enoch typifies the Church, while Noah typifies the Jewish remnant.  So if Noah typifies the Jewish remnant, then the 350 years would typify the 3.5 years that the Jewish remnant will be protected in the wilderness.

Noah and the Flood
  • Type = Enoch was raptured before the Flood Judgment (Genesis 5:24, Hebrews 11:5).
    Parallel = The Church will be raptured before the Tribulation judgments (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17).

  • Type = Noah & his family were saved through the flood (Genesis 7:23).
    Parallel = The Jewish remnant will be saved through the Great Tribulation (Revelation 12:6, 13-15).

  • Type = Noah & his family went into the ark 7 days before the destruction of the unrighteous
    (Genesis 7:10).
    Parallel = The destruction of unbelievers will be at the end of the Tribulation week of 7 years (Revelation 19:17-21, Matthew 25:41-46).

  • Type = The earth was changed by the flood (Genesis 7:11).
    Parallel = The earth will be renewed after being changed in the Tribulation (Isaiah 65:17, Isaiah 40:4-5, Revelation 16:20-21).

  • Type = Noah was 600 years old at the time of the flood (Genesis 7:6).
    Parallel = The earth will be about 6,000 years old at the time of the Tribulation.

  • Type = The days of man, before the flood, were to be cut off after 120 years (Genesis 6:3).
    Parallel = The days of man's toil will end after about 120 jubilees or 6,000 years.

  • Type = Rain in the flood judgment lasted 40 days and nights (Genesis 7:12).
    Parallel = The length of a pregnancy is 40 weeks. The Tribulation, likened to a women in labor (Psalm 48:6, Isaiah 21:3 Jeremiah 30:6 & 48:41 & 49:22-24. Micah 4:9-10, Matthew 24:8, Mark 13:8, Romans 8:22, 1 Thessalonians 5:3), will occur about 40 jubilees, or about 2000 years after Christ's First Coming.

  • Type = The dove was taken to safety before the flood (Genesis 7:3), but was released again before the flood waters subsided (Genesis 8:8-12).
    Parallel = The Holy Spirit, symbolized by a dove (Matthew 3:16), will be taken out of the world via the rapture of the Church (2 Thessalonians 2:7). The Church, indwelt by the Holy Spirit will be safe during the Tribulation (Psalm 27:5). The Holy Spirit will be poured out again on mankind near the end of the Tribulation (Joel 2:28-29).
Amy Van Gerpen 
Will Schumacher (9 Sep 2011)
"RE AMY V -Parallel of 3 1/2 year trib"

I clicked on your internet site.  Awesome job.  I will have to visit that again
Something to consider though.
You wrote "One only has to look at the numerous types and parallels throughout the Scriptures. In fact, there is no type or parallel that I know of that points to a 3 1/2 year Tribulation, but there are many that point to a 7 year Tribulation.  "
You wrote how Noah was 600 years old then the flood came pointing to the parallel of 6 days or 6000 years then the rapture/destruction-which i agree with
Noah however lived 350 years after the flood-which I believe represents the 3 1/2 years that Noah-a type of the church -is hidden during the great trib.
I believe the ark is a type of Christ and Noah-the church-is brought into the ark 7 days before the flood is a type of the church hidden in Christ for the 7 days or 7000 years before eternity.
[Eph 1:4] ‘According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love’
John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.
Something to consider
Will Schumacher