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THIS IS PART 3 OF STUDY (READ PART 1 and PART 2)

 (Mark 13:19 [KJV])

For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

 

This research work is explained in this presentation – HERE

 

If you arrived on this page you would have seen part 2 of this study. You should have the definitions understood from part 2, if not go back and look over before you read the following (part 3). Here we will just compare two new testament witnesses on the subject of the pre/post tribulation views. 

 

Here we compare two New Testament witnesses (Matthew and Mark) on the subject of the pre/post tribulation views

 

IMPORTANT - Use the King James version of the Bible for study:

We trust and use the King James version because it was based on the majority text out of Antioch – Listen HERE . Corrupted versions water down key doctrines in scripture and it is for this reason we encourage serious believers to study from versions (eg. KJV) of the bible that are based on manuscripts that came from Antioch (the New Testament capital of the world).

 

The following research work is explained in this presentation – HERE

 

 

From part 2 of our study we concluded that model 2 (post-tribulation rapture - M2) has full scriptural support. Now we will compare Matthew 24 and Mark 13 on the same subject.

 

Important Note:

God communicates to us in ten forms based on what we have concluded from His word.

1.       Directly to us as we read the Bible from chapter to chapter. Here is where our understanding of God starts.

2.       By the Holy Spirit (The Holy Spirit does not contradict the Torah or the New Testament). God is the same yesterday, today and forever.

3.       God uses visions and dreams.

4.       By the parallel comparison of different scripture – as shown in part 2 of this study (as multiple witnesses wrote over hundreds of years).

5.       By equal distance lettering encoded in the language that was discovered in the Hebrew original text (Torah) – video HERE

6.       By codes of 7 as found in the New Testament – video HERE (listen from time mark 26:40)

7.       By the meaning of the original words used which can be far different to our own English tongue. Why? The meaning of an English word can change when compared to the meaning in the 16th century. So it is important to study from a concordance that has the meaning of the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek.

8.       God uses prophets to communicate His word. Not modern day prophets for hire that only get it right 50% of the time. The standard for a prophet of God is 100% accuracy.

9.       God sometimes sends angelic beings to deliver a message.

10.    And yes, God can communicate through a donkey too (smile).

 

Part 3 of this study we will now focus on the meaning of the original words that explain “great tribulation and tribulation” in the books of Matthew and Mark.

 

1st Witness Matthew

 

This verse below describes the period as a “great” tribulation.

 

We examine the original words in the Greek

 

 

Great

G3173 μέγας megas (me'-ğas) adj.

   μεγάλη megale (me-ğa'-lee) [feminine]

   μεγάλοι megaloi (me-ğa'-loi) [plural]

   μεγάλ- megal- (me-ğal'-) [other forms]

big.

 

 

 

 

Tribulation/Affliction

G2347 θλίψις thlipsis (thliy'-psis) n.

pressure.

 

(Matt 24:21 [KJV])

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

 

 

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As in part 2 of this study; in the following verses Matthew writes and refers back to immediately after the great tribulation spoken of earlier by just calling it tribulation. Hint: He leaves out the word “great” this time as he knows the audience understands it to be “those days” .

 

(Matt 24:29 [KJV])

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

 

(Matt 24:30 [KJV])

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

 

(Matt 24:31 [KJV])

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

 

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2nd Witness Mark

 

Here Mark is witness to the same hearing of the words/verse as described by Matthew 24:21. Now notice that the word great tribulation is not used, but the word affliction is translated in its place.

 

We notice something interesting; Mark uses the SAME word as Matthew, but without the “great”. What is the difference? The only difference is that Matthew through the Holy spirit uses a double emphasis (both great and also like a period never seen before since the world began. Emphasis is on the extent and magnitude).

 

Great – Great not used by Mark

 

 

 

Affliction/Tribulation (same Greek word and meaning)

G2347 θλίψις thlipsis (thliy'-psis) n.

pressure.

 

(Mark 13:19 [KJV])

For in those days shall be affliction (also could have been translated tribulation because it is the same Greek root word), such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

 

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As in part 2 of this study; in the following verses Mark writes after the tribulation spoken of earlier (translated Affliction). Remember: He did not use the word “great”. Again as in Matthew, the people understood that they will be going through a time called tribulation that was like never before.

 

(Mark 13:24 [KJV])

But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

 

(Mark 13:25 [KJV])

And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

 

(Mark 13:26 [KJV])

And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

 

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TTGM Conclusion:

It is clear that after the tribulation/affliction, the Day of the Lord will begin with the signs in the sun, moon and stars. Matthew and Mark confirm that Yeshua will remove His elect as He comes in the clouds to meet them in the air, and so we shall ever be with the Lord. After the Day of the Lord has ended, the elect will return with their King to reign with Him for 1000 years on planet earth.

 

To summarize know this of part 1, 2 and 3. The Day of the Lord (God’s wrath) is separate, totally and completely distinct to the period of great tribulation/ tribulation/ affliction.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Basic tools for Study – see approach to study:

 

1.       A King James Bible – Software we highly recommend theWord (free)

2.       A Strong’s Concordance – Software with a concordance we recommend is again theWord.

 

 

King James Bible for Android - KJV (free)

 

Also try for Android “And Bible(free)

 

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"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"

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