Originally posted by DanielsMagi
If Revelation 6 is 2015 the 70th week of Daniel begins end of next month. So the rapture is in September.
Only if you are a "pre-trib rapture" kind of Christian. This view states that the rapture and the subsequent return of Jesus are separate events
separated by a seven year Tribulation. But throughout Christian history it was commonly believed that the rapture and the return of Jesus are to be a
concurrent event, occurring simultaneously. The "pre-trib rapture" view of eschatology has been popularized by the Left Behind books, but has
certainly not been the prevailing view of the historic Christian faith, nor is it representative of the whole of evangelical Christianity today. It
might happen that way and differing views of eschatology are not to be dividing lines between sincere believers. However, I ask you to consider that
you might be wrong, mostly because having to undergo a Tribulation you were expecting to be delivered from might be a severe challenge to your faith,
unless you were prepared for it beforehand. I believe this is why Jesus says, "Look! I have told you ahead of time!" in Matthew 24; so you can be
ready for it.
I myself believe that Christians will have to endure the Tribulation and that many will be martyred. Almost everyone, Christian or not, will die. At
the end, finally, for the sake of the elect and so that some flesh might survive, the days will be cut short. In Matthew 24, Jesus says that
the tribulation of those days the sun and moon will be darkened, stars will fall from the sky, and then Jesus will come back,
sending His angels to gather His Elect. I believe the beginning of the Tribulation is upon us, and we do not get a pass just because we are
Christians. Since the onset of the Tribulation is a gradual process and no one can point to an exact date, no one will know the exact day and hour of
Jesus' return. But we can get a pretty good idea it's SOON if even half of these conspiracies and 2012 disasters come to pass (they are in some kind
of order but obviously the sequence is not predictable, and some may not happen at all):
Financial markets crash/are closed because of panic
Fuel costs skyrocket
Utilities and services stopped/cut off
Riots, looting, anarchy
U.S. Martial Law begins
Disarming the populace
Amero/One World Currency instituted
'Marking' of people begins
North Korea announces leader dead
Nuclear activity by North Korea/invasion of South Korea
China invades North Korea
Iran attacks Israel
U.S. refuses to intervene
More nuclear activity involving China and Russia
Nuclear terrorist attack on U.S. soil
Bird flu pandemic
Worldwide governmental ET/UFO disclosure
Project BlueBeam ET invasion or
Worldwide martial law
One World government instituted
Christianity outlawed (considered an extremist religion)
Other religions are blended together, those who object are arrested
One World Religion instituted
The Abomination of Desolation (and nobody knows what this really is; there is scant evidence that this means a pig will be slaughtered on a newly
rebuilt Jewish altar in Jerusalem).
Also: earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, famines, Niburu/Planet X impact, Pole Shift, etc.
Then everything will go quiet and the sun and moon will go dark. The sign of the coming of Jesus will be a worldwide event and all the earth will....
mourn. And THEN comes the trumpet blast.
Read it for yourself in Matthew 24. Set aside all the stuff you have heard from people, even scholars, trying to piece together bits of Revelation
with bits of Daniel to fit their personal views. The trumpet blast comes AFTER the Tribulation. So get ready!
[edit on 26-10-2008 by OuttaHere]