5/22/2022 Originally Posted / Updated 01/04/2023
“You have a choice: You can either fall into the hands of the living God, or you can fall into the arms of the loving Savior. You can continue to rebel and turn your back on the Lord’s salvation, or you can accept the free gift He is holding out to you.”Amir Tsarfati – Revealing Revelation
Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” Revelation 14:6-7
A day is soon coming when the world will be thrown into a great turmoil beyond anything in past history. It is a day where God’s wrath will be poured out upon the nations and mankind for their refusal to repent from sin. The book of Revelation describes this time as a literal seven year period on Earth before the return and second advent of Jesus Christ. This time is known as the Tribulation but is also referred to as Daniel’s Seventieth Week.
The period leading up to the Tribulation is characterized by events that are described as birth pangs where people’s behavior increasingly degenerates into an aberrant self-indulgence and lawlessness where God’s truth and moral standards are cast to the ground. It is also a time when the earth is groaning with famines, earthquakes, and pestilence in various places. Additionally, conflict within and between nations stirs like a boiling stew. Jesus said these are just the beginning of sorrows. Several Scriptures describe these events: 2 Timothy 3:1-5 & Matthew 24:4-8
World events prior to and during the Tribulation will open the door for a man of political and social charisma to come to power known as the Anti-Christ. He will consolidate his power bringing most of the world under his influence and control with his satanic lies. The Anti-Christ will be the ultimate blasphemer of the true God and deceiver of the nations. The Tribulation will culminate with God’s wrath upon the Satan, his minions and an unbelieving world that refuses to accept God’s dominion and His Son. In the end, Jesus Christ will return victoriously to take possession of His inheritance and reign upon the Earth.
The heart of God is redemptive in nature to those who will hear Him. Even during the events of the Tribulation, God is still calling mankind to repent and believe in the Name of His Son. A contingent of 144,000 Jewish witnesses roam the earth proclaiming the Gospel of Christ during that time along with two anointed, unidentified witnesses who preach repentance in Jerusalem. God always seems to have a messenger of grace ready to proclaim His truth.
In Revelation chapter 14 we see God uses an angelic messenger to broadcast the Gospel to every nation, tribe and people in their own language during the last days of the Tribulation. It is a last call to mankind during the incredible shaking and judgement that is being poured out on the entire world. Again, God’s is showing His grace and mercy to mankind before His wrath is fully realized. He is always calling, always beckoning to those who will hear and receive His invitation of salvation in Jesus Christ. Those who accept the invitation of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ prior to the Rapture of the Church will be spared having to endure the Tribulation period. This is discussed in the post “The Rapture in View”.
…God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. 1 Timothy 2:3-6
Sadly, the Book of Revelation reveals that even as judgement is falling upon the world men in their twisted rage blaspheme God refusing to repent even to the very end (Revelation 16:18-21). The heart of man has the propensity to become pridefully hard and calloused; so much so that there is a willingness to suffer an eternity in hell rather then turn to the one true God. But to those who hear His call and turn to Jesus Christ, they can shout “Salvation, and glory and power belong to our God”.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Tribulation and End Times events, here is a great resource from Dr. David Jeremiah. “What is the Tribulation?”