In spite of numerous conspiracy theories, most of which have at least some basis in the truth, our understanding about who or what is in control is not easily discerned. Many Christian believers are observing with their intellects, and sensing in their spirits, that things are going terribly wrong in the world, and that whatever kingdom of God influence has existed in the world through the body of Christ is now losing ground rapidly. But our understanding in this regard is vague, and it is time for us to “see” with spiritual eyes and “hear” with spiritual ears what the Spirit of truth wants to reveal to us concerning this issue so that we will understand and respond appropriately, by faith, to the voice of the Lord during these difficult days.
Satan, the Father of Lies, has conspired against the people of God from Adam forward, and he does this through the introduction of false doctrine, and especially false doctrine concerning the time of the end, into the body of Christ by unknowing Christian leaders through the ages who have been deceived concerning all doctrine. Yet, the most dangerous false doctrines for this present generation concern the END TIMES. And according to the Lord's own prophecy a MAJORITY of His people will fall away from faith during the 4th, 5th, and 6th seal events because they were misled by popular, but false, prophecies introduced into the body of Christ by deceived men.
So, who is this mysterious group having endured the 4th, 5th, and 6th seals of “tribulation”? Are they 12,000 literal Jewish male virgins from each of twelve tribes of Israel? If so, what is their purpose, and how did they suddenly appear on the scene without any identifiable relationship to the events taking place prior to their appearance? The truth concerning this prophecy has been unsealed and revealed for the benefit of the generation of the body of Christ who will experience it.
What we do not want to hear or believe is that it is the "head" nation of ISRAEL, the nation that birthed our Lord, that will be the world headquarters of the Beast Kingdom during GREAT TRIBULATION.
Any honest examination of the world economic systems, governmental systems, educational systems, environmental systems, agricultural systems, and communication systems, to name a few, will reveal that man’s “wisdom” is inadequate for delivering us from disaster. Yet, many in the church today are totally dependent on those systems for their future well-being, their fulfillment in life, and their security.
Strangely a majority of the present day body of Christ have completely ignored the prophetic understanding concerning end time events held by a majority of the FAMOUS prophets, pastors, and teachers in the body of Christ, including the Lord's own immediate disciples. As an example, Matthew 24 and 25 completely denies any possibility of a pre-tribulation "rapture" of the church prior to "tribulation" and/or the 3.5 years of "great tribulation."
A prophecy recorded in Hagai 2:7-9 reveals a synoptic view of the end times related to the "Latter House" of God, the body of Christ. This prophecy reveals that the overcoming saints of the body of Christ a.k.a. the "wise virgins" and the "144,000" in the Lord's prophecy recorded in Matthew 24 and 25 will overcome all of the assaults of the beast kingdom during the 4th-6th seals identified as "tribulation." These, then, will be sealed (fully redeemed) immediately prior to the opening of the 7th seal of "great tribulation." And it it these fully redeemed saints in their resurrection bodies, the "firstfruits" of those who will resurrected at the "last day," led by Michael, the archangel of the covenant, who will bring in the multitude from every nation, tribe, and tongue in the face of the worst Satan can do through his beast kingdom.
The question believers are asking today is the same question His own disciples asked Him: “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” Yet, the vast majority of Christian believers have accepted doctrines of things to come based on various proof texts out of context with no connection whatsoever to the biblical timelines given to us by God in scripture. The revelatory truth, though, is both empowering and faith-building for those who receive it.
The most important truth we need to have is the absolute, immutable, revelatory (rhema) truth concerning God’s covenant relationship with an elect remnant of mankind in Christ. And the most dangerous lies we may believe are those lies that deny this truth.
I find it both strange and disturbing that those who propose a pre-tribulation “rapture” of the church are ignoring the Lord’s very clear prophetic response to His disciples’ question, “When will these things happen, and what will be the signs of your coming and of the end of the age? ” This is the same question we are asking today, and any search for the truth should begin with an examination of the answer He gave to His immediate disciples who wrote it down for His future disciples who would experience these events. Any understanding of end time prophecy that is in disagreement with the Lord’s own answer is then, a false prophecy.