a reply to: glend
Taking the overall big picture into account, glend, there is only one generation
(Matthew 24:34), as the Son said when telling his disciples
about the end times, that will see all these prophecies fulfilled.
No other generation has had the true preaching of Matthew 24:9 & 14, where the Son says "they will hand you over to Tribulation
, and kill you,
and you will be hated by all [religious] nations because of my name."... "And this gospel [sic] of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world,
as a witness to all the [religious] nations and then the end will come." 7:25
Although the Son, in Matthew 24:9, never says who 'they' are, it becomes obvious that it is the followers of the Antichrist (who is also named in
the Bible as the LIttle Horn, Beast from the Sea, Scarlet Beast, Eighth Head, etc.) and his reign of tribulation against the saints lasts for exactly
3 1/2 years, which is also 42 months, which is also 180 weeks, which is also 1,260 days (using the 360 days of the prophetic year) Check out Rev 13:5,
11:2 & 3, Daniel 7:25.
To get back to the single generation, read Enoch 1:1. 'The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect ⌈⌈and⌉⌉ righteous,
who will be living in the day of tribulation
, when all the wicked ⌈⌈and godless⌉⌉ are to be removed. [Rapure? *L*] 2. And he took up
his parable and said--Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, ⌈which⌉ the angels
showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation
, but for a remote one which is
for to come.' Source: www.sacred-texts.com...
God's main purpose is to create a holy nation of priests (Exodus 19:5 & 6) and this was the whole purpose of the Blood sacrifice of His Son almost
2,000 years later (Revelation 5: 9 & 10) and now another 2,000 years or so later, this is being revealed. And is about to be enacted...
The only ones washed by the blood sacrifice of the Son of God, are those who have come through the Tribulation (Revelation 7:14) and who don't
worship the Beast (Revelation 13:8) or his image, and who don't receive his mark (Revelation 24:4).
Another thing that has only been revealed to this generation, is that the name of the Son of God is Yeshua. As the Son said, the Tribulation will be
about/over/because of his name - and it will be!
The Antichrist stands in place of the true Messiah = Jesus Christ (Christian deity) currently stands in place of Yeshua (kosher Jewish High Priest)
With the arrival of 'Jesus Christ at his second coming', the Saints will not marvel when they see him (Revelation 17:8), because they will know
exactly who and what he is; yet the Jesus followers will kill anyone who does not bend knee to, and worship him.
Revelation 20:4 - 6 shows that it is the Saints (men, women and children of every tribe, tongue, nation, etc.) who have endured the Tribulation, who
will reign as priests of God and of the Lamb.
Everyone else will be judged on their works! (Revelation 20:12 & 13.)