There are many people who feel that we are at the cusp of the “Great Tribulation”. I wish that was true but unfortunately, it is not. To believe that, is to negate several scriptures from the Bible and even the spoken words of Yeshua (Jesus) Himself. A dangerous precedent has been set and that is; whenever believers suffer they think it is the beginning of the “Great Tribulation”. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Let’s examine why.
The first question WE must look at the belief in a “Rapture”. Some say “yes” some say “no” some say “pre-tribulation”, some say “mid-tribulation” others say “post-tribulation”. This is what I say. I believe that Yeshua (Yehoshua – Strong’s number #G2424) is the only Son of YHWH (God) and that He died, was resurrected after 3 days and 3 nights and now sits on the right hand of the Father.
Here is my argument. If I believe in the Savior and the rapture comes, whether I believe in it or not I will be spared. Right? But if you believe in the rapture and it doesn’t come, oops, you are up a dirty creek without a paddle. (I hate to be crude but it is a fact.) Just my way of looking at things. Think about it! (Proverbs 22:3; 27:12.)
Now a couple of examples of my line of thought. in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s in the Balkan states and Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia there was a powerful revival underway. (It was even underway in America at that same time.) When the soviets invaded and killed believers by the thousands and transported hundred of thousands to labor camps across Siberia where many died of malnutrition, they did not flee the obvious invasion of the newly formed Red Army. The reason? It was the beginning of the Great Tribulation and they would be raptured soon.
Next example is China. Probably many of you are familiar with the revival in China in the late 1800’s all through the teens and twenties and into the thirties of the 20th Century. When the communist came to power many Chinese fled to the island of Formosa with General Chiang Kai-shek. Many Christians did not go because this was the Great Tribulation and they would be raptured soon. Unfortunately, over 20 million Christians died during the transition of power, The Great Leap Forward, the Great Chinese Famine and the Cultural Revolution. Many hundreds of thousands of Christians died while being yoked together like oxen and forced to pull plows in the muddy rice paddies. Here is one scripture people to pay attention to: Luke 17:34-37.
Why have I said all this; for one reason, don’t be mislead by predictions of the “Great Tribulation” is at hand when things start to get bad. The bad news is things will be bad for a very long time. How do I know? Remember the five cycles of 7 years each. Also, remember we are now in the 6th year of the 3rd cycle. Coming soon is the cycle of the sword.
Contrary to what I stated in: https://codgerville.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/when-the-poop-hits-the-oscillator/ I am now certain that America will not survive the coming war as a political entity. I have mentioned this several times lately because I want everyone to understand that America will still exist, just like Rome does, but Rome is not what it used to be in the days of Julius Caesar. When I originally wrote When the Poop Hits the Oscillator I received guffaws of laughter and out and out ridicule that I was so supercilious to believe that China and Russia would ever form an alliance. How about now?
What are going to be some of the signs that things will heat up? I think we will see N.A.T.O. dissolve and many of its former members will join the Russia-China European-Asian Alliance. Prominent among these members will most assuredly by Germany, Turkey, Greece in is need of a bail out so anticipate Greece to follow suit. It is quite possible that even France could change its alliance as well. India is not part of NATO but it is actively being courted by the alliance. Also, keep a close eye on South Korea.
As I have stated before, I believe the best way for this to happen is to burst a high altitude EMP device over the middle of the US, watch the lights go out and wait about one year and the American population will shrink by 90%. That is a whole lot less guns to face than attacking 320 million Americans head-to-head. Maybe some of you missed this little announcement by Russia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjRfWDTk1mY . You can park one of these bad boys in the Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay, Mississippi River or similar ports of entry and then launch an EMP device 300 miles straight up over Omaha, Nebraska and the lights go out. Never happen right? Remember what some of you said about a Russia-China alliance?
So what? Everyone is now scared and trembling in their boots and others are saying big deal I have food, guns and ammunition enough for ___ years. Fill in the blank yourself. But here is your new target dates, 2030-2033. Why? Remember where we are in the 5 cycles. We still have 2 years left of this cycle, Cycle #3, and the next cycle, Cycle #4 is the Cycle of the Sword or War Cycle. It should begin the Spring of 2017.
This does not mean that you now have more than 2 years to prepare. Why? Because we could have a financial collapse this year and a EMP could be detonated over the US in 2016, the Sabbatical year of this cycle and the invasion could start in 2017. Is this a prophecy or a certainty? No! Using the information that I have available to me at this time this is a good guess, but regardless, preparing your family for the inevitable would be a good idea at this time.
Now herein lies the test of the faithful. Just say we do experience some sought of financial/social collapse in this country in 2015 or early 2016. I have now taught you about the sabbatical year and what you should and should not do. Are you going to keep some silly sabbatical year if your family is starving to death? No! Of course not. You will do whatever it takes, even plowing, planting, pruning and harvesting in order to feed your family, right? Or, will you be obedient to the sabbatical year and stock up beforehand? It is your choice.
“Hey! Wait a minute Codger. I thought the Great Tribulation was only 7 years and you are talking about 15-18 years. What’s up?”
I am very glad you asked that question. I do not think the answer will fit into one article but I will give you the basics. The Cycle of the Sword runs from 2017 to 2023. The Cycle of Slavery begins in 2024 to 2030. Now here is the good part. It is possible that part of the Cycle of War will coincide with the 2300 days of Daniel chapter 8. Everyone forgets about this prophecy and its timing. Then, if all goes well, the Great Tribulation could begin around 2026 or 2027 and run until 2033. If we are not lucky we will have, oops, not me per se, but you, will have to endure the full Cycle of Slavery before the beginning of the “Great Tribulation”. Am I going to be raptured? No, not at all. I will probably be dead by then. Under ideal conditions I might make it to 80 but under the conditions that I have just briefly touched on, I don’t think so. But with YHWH we never know what He has in store for us.
Now lets review. If an EMP device is detonated over the US or we have another Carrington event naturally and the electrical grid goes down for at least a year, 90% of Americans will die within that year. Couple that with the war and slavery cycles another 90% will die from various causes. If you do the math only about 3 to 3.5 million people will survive in America to go through the Great Tribulation.
I still have other articles in the works, I am just unsure of which way and how far to go. Keep me in prayer, because until I get a release from the Father I will not go much farther. There are some things I can share and some things I cannot. I know that several of you are anxious for me to lay it all out on the table, so to speak, but there is much more prayer that must go into this before I say too much more.
Now some of you are saying that I have just painted an impossible scenario. This is not true. Let me refer you to Romans 8:35-39. Nothing is impossible for YHWH. Nothing.
I will end with Numbers 6:23-27:
May “YHWH bless you and guard you: YHWH make His face shine upon you, and show favor to you; YHWH lift up His face upon you, and give you peace. Thus they shall put My Name on the children of Israel and I Myself shall bless them.”