Posted by: Santos Garcia | Monday, November 14, 2011

The Great Day of GOD’s Wrath

The Day of the LORD’s Judgment Released!

The Last Days-  Part IV

Most Bible students acknowledge that the Book of Daniel and the Book of the Revelation both give critical and specific understanding of the person known in the Holy Bible as the Antichrist.  In order to understand the 70th week of Daniel, the abomination that makes desolate, and the very important accounting of all periods of time designated as days-this blog post will very briefly touch upon these subjects.  I highly recommend The Book of Daniel by Clarence Larkin, which is available on Amazon.com on the book title link.  In order to keep this essay as brief as possible, I will only cite very brief comments from that text.

This is the fourth of four posts dealing with the closing period of the Church Age- yet in our future.  It covers overlapping subjects spoken of in Scripture as the 70th week of Daniel, the Tribulation Period, the Day of the Lord, and the Wrath of God.   I have attempted in the last three posts to biblically clarify several of these topics, and in this final essay I will deal with the Great Day of GOD’s Wrath.

Daniel 9:27… Then he [Antichrist] shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.  And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.

Matthew 24:15; 21,22… Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand)… For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.  And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect sake those days will be shortened.   

Zechariah 9:14… His arrows shall go forth like lightning.

Clarence Larkin (pp. 213, 214) writes:  “In the midst of the 70th week the Antichrist will break the Covenant… and cause the ‘sacrifice and oblation’ to cease, and the ‘Abomination of Desolation’ to stand in the Holy Place of the rebuilt Temple (Matthew 24:15), which… will be an ‘Image of the Beast‘, that the False Prophet will cause the followers of Antichrist to erect and worship under penalty of death… This ‘Image’ will be the Anti-type of the ‘Golden Image’ that Nebuchadnezzar commanded to be made on the ‘Plain of Dura’ in the province of Babylon (Daniel 3:1-30), before which, at the sounding of musical instruments, the people were commanded to bow down and worship under penalty, for those who disobeyed, of being cast into a burning fiery furnace.  Doubtless there will be many in theDay of Antichrist who will refuse to bow down and worship the Image of the Beast and who will not escape as did the three Hebrew children, unless miraculously delivered by God, but will die by the guillotine [or sword- like Islam]  (Revelation 20:4).

There are reputable scholars today (Dr. Chuck Missler, Tom Horn, Bob Schenkler- to name a few) who strongly believe that the Image of the Beast will be a cloned hybrid human life form, mixed with the serpent seed of the fallen angels known in Scripture as the Nephilim [see The Shinar Directive and The Profound Legacy of David Flynn posts].  Suffice it to say, that there are things going on that very few know about that would turn your hair white overnight! (for the curious and strong of heart:  see ‘Vigilant Citizen and ‘Open Scroll‘).  Prepare to be troubled…

The reason that it is critical to look closely at Daniel’s references to the abomination that makes desolate, is that there is a key verse that unveils a mystery.

Daniel 8:13 ,14… Then I heard one holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain one who was speaking, “How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?”  And he said to me, “For 2300 days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.” 

THIS IS CRITICAL!!!  The 70th week of Daniel is a week of years or seven years.  It is clearly stated in the Bible that the Antichrist will confirm a covenant with many for seven years, but break it after just 3 1/2 years, or 42 months, or 1260 days… Jewish calendar months are 30 days each.  Therefore the 2300 days in the above Daniel reference overruns the last 3 1/2 years of the 70th week by exactly 1040 days!  Based upon the Jewish calendar that would equal exactly 2 years, 10 months, and 20 days.  I therefore agree with Clarence Larkin, Arthur Pink, and Dr. Roland Rasmussen who all state that the overrun from the middle of the seven-year week (2300 days minus 1260 days) equals a period of 1040 days which  is the time-frame of the beginning of the Day of the Lord, and the pouring out of God’s wrath!!!

Angel of Wrath

As I carefully disclosed in the three previous posts- Christians will go through the entire 70th week of Daniel, the Tribulation Period, and will then experience the rapture of the church at the opening of the sixth seal of Revelation 6:12.  There will be unrelenting persecution of all those who will not accept the Mark of the Beast, and multitudes will be beheaded for our faith in Christ.

Revelation 20:4… And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them.  And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the Beast or his Image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands.  And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Revelation 12:11… And they overcame him by the blood of the  Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

Revelation 6:9-11… When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”  

And a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.

A literal interpretation of the Bible with respect to the events of the fifth seal can only conclude that the Wrath of the Lamb has not yet been poured out up to the time of the opening of the fifth seal during the Great Tribulation.   These events also rule out any claims that the wrath of the Lamb is retroactive in any way!

The Innocent for Guilty Mankind

Time is Short! RUN to Christ Jesus!

It is my firmly established opinion that the apostasy that is spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 that precedes the coming of Christ for His church is due to the fact that the vast majority of Christendom have been deceived by a pre-tribulation rapture theology that does not stand up under careful scrutiny when you employ the whole counsel of GOD in His Holy Word!  We are not prepared to actually see the Antichrist rise to power, deceive the world system and nations by a lying tongue and false peace, and then initiate wide spread persecution of all who will not take his Mark as allegiance to his idolatrous intentions.  When it says in this portion of Scripture that:

vv3-5… Let no one deceived you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

That is the abomination of desolation! 

So the period of 1040 days or 2 years, 10 months, and 20 days… is the period of God’s wrath poured out on an unrepentant human race that has chosen to follow the Antichrist, instead of being willing to die rather than bow to him as God.

The Sun will be darkened- the Moon will not give its light

What events will occur in the Great Day of His Wrath?

Revelation 6:14 through Revelation 19:21 sequentially describes the dreadful events of the great day of His wrath.  These horrifying happenings will all occur in the Day of the Lord.  After the sealing of the 144,000 and the opening of the seventh seal (Revelation 7:1-8; 8:1, 7) the seven trumpets judgments will be poured out.  Although it seems peculiar, the outpouring of the wrath of the Lamb constitute the judgments that introduce the Millennial Kingdom, and will not occur during the 70th Week of Daniel.

First Trumpet-  The third part of trees will be burned up, and all green grass will be burned up.

Second Trumpet- The third part of the sea will become blood; the third part of the creatures which are in the sea will die; and a third part of the ships will be destroyed.

Third Trumpet- The third part of the rivers in the fountains of waters will become wormwood; and many men will die of the waters, because they will be made bitter.

Fourth Trumpet-  The third part of the Sun and Moon will be smitten, so the third part of them will be darkened.

Fifth Trumpet- The bottomless pit will be opened, and smoke will arise out of the pit.  Locusts will arise out of smoke and they will torment men for five months.

Sixth Trumpet- The third part of men will be killed.

Seventh Trumpet-  There will be lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

After the seven trumpet judgments, the seven vials of God’s wrath will be poured out.

Matthew 24:7 “For nation will rise against nation…”

First Vial- Blistering angry sores will come upon the men who have received the mark of the beast.

Second Vial-  The sea will become as blood, and every living soul in the sea will die.

Third Vial-  The rivers and fountains of waters will become blood, and those who will have shed the blood of saints will be given blood to drink.

Fourth Vial- Power will be given to the Sun to scorch men with fire and great heat.

Fifth Vial-  Darkness and pain and sores will afflict the kingdom of the beast and the wicked.

Sixth Vial-  The Euphrates River will be dried up so that the kings of the East might be prepared to cross over.  Three unclean spirits will gather the kings of the earth to the battle of the great day of God Almighty.

Seventh Vial-  There will be voices, and thunders, and lightnings, and a great earthquake, and the great city of Jerusalem will be divided into three parts.  The cities of the nations will fall, and Babylon will be remembered before God-to give her the cup of His wrath, and there will fall upon men a great hail-every stone about the weight of a talent. (According to Wikipedia- a talent of silver weighed about 100 lbs., while a talent of gold weighed almost 200 lbs.)

The Fierceness of His Holy Wrath!

After the pouring out of of the vials God’s wrath, Mystery Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth will be judged!    Then, Christ will come on a white horse to unleash more wrath at the Battle of Armageddon.

The Full Fury of GOD’s Final Wrath Poured Out!

Jeremiah 46:10… For this is the Day of the Lord God of hosts, A day of vengeance, that He may avenge Himself of His adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiated and made drunk with their blood…

Zephaniah 2:3… Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice.  Seek righteousness, seek humility.  It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.

Revelation 11:15-18… Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in Heaven saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”  And the 24 elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying:

“We give You thanks, O Lord God, Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.  The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”

Are you ready to stand face to face with the One who died in your place?  We will either see Him at the Judgment Seat of Christ (1 Corinthians 3:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10) to receive our rewards, or we will meet Him naked and ashamed at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:10-15)!  You choose… choose NOW!

A true ‘Berean’ student (Acts 17:10, 11) will ‘…test all things, hold to that which is true…’ (1 Thessalonians 5:21).  To that end, all four parts of ‘The Last Days’ series MUST be studied with your Holy Bible in hand in order to ‘… rightly divide the word of truth…’ (2 Timothy 2:15).  ‘The Fuel Project’ set of videos below completes this study.  For convenience all 4 essays are linked here:

  • The Day of Christ… and The Day of the LORD  ‘Does the Holy Scriptures reveal a distinct and exclusive difference between the two?’
  • The Tribulation… The Great Tribulation  ‘Does not the Hebrew as well as the Greek original texts of the Old and New Testament specifically and exactly make a distinction between ‘Tribulation’ and ‘The Wrath of GOD’?
  • His Glorious Appearing  ‘What is ‘the sign’ of the LORD’s coming that is given by Jesus Christ Himself both in Matthew 24, the Book of Joel, and the Book of the Revelation?’
  • The Great Day of GOD’s Wrath  ‘When does the Whole Counsel of GOD reveal in numerous places in Scripture, does the actual Wrath of GOD commence, and to what extent does the Bible reach to make this terrible period of Judgment upon the whole earth clear to all who prayerfully study His Holy Word?’ 

Study to show yourself approved, by viewing all 13 segments of this outstanding set of videos on “The Tribulation”… (The Fuel Project is a remarkable teaching ministry):

For deeper insight into how GOD the Father sees His children; to better understand the elementary principles of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-3); the ‘mysteries’ of Christ’s Kingdom; and our individual and corporate calling, commission, and empowerment- please review my first published book and the Table of Contents on the Amazon website linked here via Book Title:  “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!”

Cleansed and Forgiven!

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Mark Farner- Judgment Day Blues

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  1. [Amen, Zionsgate. This came my way while I was on the net. Reactions?]

    PRETRIB RAPTURE SECRETS

    How can the “rapture” be “imminent”? Acts 3:21 says that Jesus “must” stay in heaven (He’s now there with the Father) “until the times of restitution of all things” which includes, says Scofield, “the restoration of the theocracy under David’s Son” which obviously can’t begin before or during Antichrist’s reign. (“The Rapture Question,” by the long time No. 1 pretrib authority John Walvoord, didn’t dare to even list, in its scripture index, the too-hot-to-handle Acts 3:21!) Since Jesus can’t even leave heaven before the tribulation ends (Acts 2:34,35 echo this), the rapture therefore can’t take place before the end of the trib! (The same Acts verses were also too hot for John Darby – the so-called “father of dispensationalism” – to list in the scripture index in his “Letters”!)
    Paul explains the “times and the seasons” (I Thess. 5:1) of the catching up (I Thess. 4:17) as the “day of the Lord” (5:2) which FOLLOWS the posttrib sun/moon darkening (Matt. 24:29; Acts 2:20) WHEN “sudden destruction” (5:3) of the wicked occurs! The “rest” for “all them that believe” is tied to such destruction in II Thess. 1:6-10! (If the wicked are destroyed before or during the trib, who’d be left alive to serve the Antichrist?) Paul also ties the change-into-immortality “rapture” (I Cor. 15:52) to the posttrib end of “death” (15:54). (Will death be ended before or during the trib? Of course not! And vs. 54 is also tied to Isa. 25:8 which is Israel’s posttrib resurrection!)
    Many are unaware that before 1830 all Christians had always viewed I Thess. 4’s “catching up” as an integral part of the final second coming to earth. In 1830 this “rapture” was stretched forward and turned into a separate coming of Christ. To further strengthen their novel view, which the mass of evangelical scholars rejected throughout the 1800s, pretrib teachers in the early 1900s began to stretch forward the “day of the Lord” (what Darby and Scofield never dared to do) and hook it up with their already-stretched-forward “rapture.” Many leading evangelical scholars still weren’t convinced of pretrib, so pretrib teachers then began teaching that the “falling away” of II Thess. 2:3 is really a pretrib rapture (the same as saying that the “rapture” in 2:3 must happen before the “rapture” [“gathering”] in 2:1 can happen – the height of desperation!).
    Other Google articles on the 181-year-old pretrib rapture view include “Pretrib Rapture Scholar Wannabes,” “Famous Rapture Watchers,” “Pretrib Rapture Diehards,” “X-Raying Margaret,” “Edward Irving is Unnerving,” “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),” “Walvoord Melts Ice,” “Wily Jeffrey,” “The Rapture Index (Mad Theology),” “America’s Pretrib Rapture Traffickers,” “Roots of (Warlike) Christian Zionism,” “Scholars Weigh My Research,” “Pretrib Hypocrisy,” “Appendix F: Thou Shalt Not Steal,” “Pretrib Rapture Secrecy,” “Deceiving and Being Deceived,” and “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty” – all by the author of the bestselling book “The Rapture Plot” (see Armageddon Books).

    • The main issue in this post of the ‘overrun’ of 1040 days satisfies all the particular discrepancies in pre- mid- post- tribulation rapture ‘theories’. I think Dr. Roland Rasmussen in his book, “The Post-Trib, Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church” does the best exegesis on all the key scripture references- both OT and NT. It’s available on Amazon though they only have limited copies. Kingdom Blessings, in HIM… ~Santos

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  3. “The Great Day of GODs Wrath Advancing Christ’s Kingdom” ended up being a great blog, can’t help but wait to browse a lot more of your posts. Time to spend a lot of time on-line lmao. Thank you ,Marcos

    • Thank you! That post is the fourth in a series on “The Last Days” which starts with “The Day of Christ & The Day of The LORD”. The entire set may well change your ‘view’ of the End-Times scenario. Also the three part “The Holy Fear of The LORD” will encourage and challenge your Biblical Christian walk and understanding. Two final recommendations: The post- “The Everlasting GOD… The King of Saints” will review vital reference resources to add to your library; and the book review “The Harbinger… The Ancient Mystery” concerns a book that should be mandatory reading for the entire Body of Christ. View the two interviews of the author Jonathan Cahn and you will understand why. The single most popular post that I have made in the past almost six years remains “The Profound Legacy of the Late David Flynn” (nearly 11,000 views!). I am still in awe of what I have learned from his ‘Collection’; very deep scholarship to say the least. Kingdom Blessings, always in Christ ~Santos


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