If so many people (the Bride of Christ, disbelievers, and unbelievers) will be dying during the Tribulation Period, then how is Christ Jesus keeping His promise to deliver/save/keep His true Bride from God’s Wrath (cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Revelation 3:10-11), if they aren’t Raptured until mid-Trib or post-Trib? Furthermore, wouldn’t those believers who are snatched off the Earth at mid-Trib also be ESCAPING the most horrific parts of God’s Wrath, since the Word of God describes His Wrath as increasing in intensity throughout the Tribulation Period? So how would believers in a mid-Trib Rapture of the Bride of Christ not be escapists, too? Then too, why would Christ Jesus Rapture His Bride at mid-Trib or post-Trib and then bring them back to the Earth ONLY so that they can be gathered again from the four corners of the Earth, once the Great Tribulation has ended?
The ‘last will be first and the first will be last’ statements definitely can be applied to the Jewish/Gentile cultural environment, and this is probably the reason why Christ Jesus, in the parable about The Great Supper, teaches that during the end times’ Great Supper, God (the King) personally will give the best seats to the world’s invisible people—to those individuals in this world who have been impoverished, debilitated, ill, contaminated, homeless, and so forth.
Based on what God promises in His word, no one has to coerce or beg anyone for his or her money (tithes, offerings, partnerships), and no one has to sell his or her sermons/messages, prayers, teachings, prophesies, spiritual gifts, natural talents and abilities, anointings, and so on, for the purpose of paying “churches” or ministries’ bills, including pastors’ salaries, etc. God absolutely is able to influence or convict recipients’ hearts to give, according to how richly they have been blessed, some spiritual and financial support to those individuals who freely have poured out of themselves into the convicted receivers’ lives.
The Arab Midianites are God and Israel’s enemies, because they conspired with the Moabites to curse Israel. Additionally, the Arab Midianites are God and the Israelites’ enemies, because Midianite and Moabite women conspired to seduce Israelite men for the purpose of getting them to fall into idol worship, primarily the worship of their local deity, Baal of Peor. Now Baal was a major god of the many gods in the Canaanite pantheon, and while God did not tolerate His chosen people’s idolatry, because to do so would mean God was going against His own Laws, God loathed Baal.
The fact that this idolatrous worship of the moon-god Sin still permeates the Middle East, and the truth that this last fact is verified today by countless Islamic images of the crescent moon and star, undoubtedly point to the future masses of people who will continue to reject Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior all the way up until the second He returns!
For Messianic Jews and Christians, Yom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets, which is the first of the three Fall feasts, takes place during the Fall harvest season. The time of this feast is why Yom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets also symbolizes the need for Messianic Jews and Christians to be prepared for Yeshua, who is coming on a cloud to resurrect those believers who are dead in Him, and to Rapture (snatch out of this world) His living Bride.
Hatred for born again, saved (justified), and progressively sanctified full of the Holy Spirit Resurrection-Rapture believers is ever so evident these days. There are so many mass and social media contributors, and even Christian pulpit preachers and classroom teachers who not only are denying the concept of a Resurrection-Rapture but also these deniers are bashing those true believers who have given their total trust (faith) to God and, as a result, earnestly do believe that the Resurrection-Rapture is indeed imminent. Thus, it wouldn’t hurt to pray to God, asking Him not only to prepare the unsaved but also the saved hearers’ hearts so that the sown Seed will fall in “fertile” ground.
Clearly understanding the hidden Divine Truth that pertains to the “Rapture” is possible only for those believers who are full of the Holy Spirit and who are accepting His leading and teaching. To the nonbelievers and to those doubting and skeptical believers who are not full of the Holy spirit and therefore who are not always led or taught by Him, the “Rapture’s” unambiguous understanding will remain controversial—will remain a mystery—so that they will never be in agreement with the Bride of Christ.
Instead of today’s EU’s nations proving that they will fulfill the traditional Revived Roman Empire theory, the EU is proving that said theory has no merit. Without doubt, it is the Ottoman/Turkish/Islamic Empire that fits the books of Daniel and Revelation’s descriptions of the 4th Beast that not only swiftly but also brutally crushes and devours the remnant territories and indigenous cultures conquered by Babylonia (Prophet Daniel’s Lion), Persia (Prophet Daniel’s Bear), and Greece (Prophet Daniel’s Leopard). The Roman Empire of Apostle John’s day merely annexed these territories and people, without ever getting rid of the diverse languages, cultures, religious systems, political systems, and so forth!
The 7-branched Menorah is the personification of Jesus the Christ, who is the Light of the World. For this reason, each branch of the Menorah also equals each of the 7 Jewish Feasts. Both the 7-branched Jewish Menorah and the 7 Jewish Feasts are definitive prophetic signs about the redemptive ministry of Jesus the Christ. Furthermore, it is crucial that believers in Jesus the Christ fully understand the spiritual applications of the Jewish Menorah and the Jewish Feasts so that they can make a spiritual and moral inventory of their lives, for the purpose of ascertaining whether they are or are not prepared to be abducted—stolen away, snatched right out of this world. Without this necessary understanding, many who call themselves “believers” in Jesus the Christ could end up as participants in the Second Resurrection instead of being the blessed and holy participants in the First Resurrection.