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Bible Study: Verses the Prepare Believers for the Latter Days Sometime in the near future of world

events, The Word of G D tea!hes all who believes in his only be"otten Son #esus $hrist about an event to remove all born% a"ain believers out of the world &ust before the evil day shall !ome' The evil day is a len"th of future time that is (nown as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation, and a time when two world di!tators rise to power and world dominan!e (nown as the )nti!hrist or the Beast of *evelation and another anti!hrist type fi"ure (nown as the +alse Prophet whi!h to"ether will set out to rule the world and try to destroy ,srael' The Word of God describes this time known as the Great Tribulation in this way as taught in the following places in Scripture: Matthew 24:20 22 !20 "ut pray ye that your flight be not in the winter# neither on the sabbath day: 2$ %or then shall be great tribulation# such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time# no# nor e&er shall be' 22 (nd e)cept those days should be shortened# there should no flesh be sa&ed: but for the elect*s sake those days shall be shortened'! Matthew 24:2+ ,0 !2+ %or wheresoe&er the carcase is# there will the eagles be gathered together' 2- .mmediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened# and the moon shall not gi&e her light# and the stars shall fall from hea&en# and the powers of the hea&ens shall be shaken: ,0 (nd then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in hea&en: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn# and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of hea&en with power and great glory'! .n the "ook of Mark chapter $, lays out for all to see and understand what the /ord 0esus 1hrist had to say about the coming Tribulation and Great Tribulation that will come on the earth in the latter days 2also known as !3nd of 4ays! or !3nd of the (ge!5' 1hapter $, in the "ook of Mark is focused on addressing the 3lect that God has chosen which are the faithful belie&ers among the 0ewish people and li&ing in the /and of .srael and who are also scattered throughout the world' 1hapter $, in the "ook of Mark does not address the 1hurch consisting of born again belie&ers in 0esus 1hrist who ha&e come out of the gentile nations# because before the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation time had begun'''the /ord 0esus 1hrist has already

come to catch them out of the world to where they meet 6im in the air to fore&er be with 6im thus the 1hurch (ge ended and Great Tribulation has come to the inhabitants of the earth who had chose not to belie&e in The Word of God# the /ord 0esus 1hrist to be sa&ed' Mark $, !(nd as he went out of the temple# one of his disciples saith unto him# Master# see what manner of stones and what buildings are here7 2 (nd 0esus answering said unto him# Seest thou these great buildings8 there shall not be left one stone upon another# that shall not be thrown down' , (nd as he sat upon the mount of 9li&es o&er against the temple# :eter and 0ames and 0ohn and (ndrew asked him pri&ately# 4 Tell us# when shall these things be8 and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled8 ; (nd 0esus answering them began to say# Take heed lest any man decei&e you: < %or many shall come in my name# saying# . am 1hrist= and shall decei&e many' > (nd when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars# be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be= but the end shall not be yet' + %or nation shall rise against nation# and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earth?uakes in di&ers places# and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows' - "ut take heed to yoursel&es: for they shall deli&er you up to councils= and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake# for a testimony against them' $0 (nd the gospel must first be published among all nations' $$ "ut when they shall lead you# and deli&er you up# take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak# neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoe&er shall be gi&en you in that hour# that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak# but the 6oly Ghost' $2 @ow the brother shall betray the brother to death# and the father the son= and children shall rise up against their parents# and shall cause them to be put to death' $, (nd ye shall be hated of all men for my name*s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end# the same shall be sa&ed'

$4 "ut when ye shall see the abomination of desolation# spoken of by 4aniel the prophet# standing where it ought not# 2let him that readeth understand#5 then let them that be in 0udaea flee to the mountains: $; (nd let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house# neither enter therein# to take any thing out of his house: $< (nd let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment' $> "ut woe to them that are with child# and to them that gi&e suck in those days7 $+ (nd pray ye that your flight be not in the winter' $- %or in those days shall be affliction# such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time# neither shall be' 20 (nd e)cept that the /ord had shortened those days# no flesh should be sa&ed: but for the elect*s sake# whom he hath chosen# he hath shortened the days' 2$ (nd then if any man shall say to you# /o# here is 1hrist= or# lo# he is there= belie&e him not: 22 %or false 1hrists and false prophets shall rise# and shall shew signs and wonders# to seduce# if it were possible# e&en the elect' 2, "ut take ye heed: behold# . ha&e foretold you all things' 24 "ut in those days# after that tribulation# the sun shall be darkened# and the moon shall not gi&e her light# 2; (nd the stars of hea&en shall fall# and the powers that are in hea&en shall be shaken' 2< (nd then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory' 2> (nd then shall he send his angels# and shall gather together his elect from the four winds# from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of hea&en'! There are four specific places in Scripture that teach about the coming 1atching (way 2also referred to as the Aapture5 in the following places: .saiah ;>:$ 2a !The righteous perisheth# and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away# none considering that the righteous is taken away from the e&il to come'

2 6e shall enter into peace:! $ 1orinthians $;:;0 ;2 !;0 @ow this . say# brethren# that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God= neither doth corruption inherit incorruption' ;$ "ehold# . shew you a mystery= We shall not all sleep# but we shall all be changed# ;2 .n a moment# in the twinkling of an eye# at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound# and the dead shall be raised incorruptible# and we shall be changed'! $ Thessalonians 4:$; $+ !$; %or this we say unto you by the word of the /ord# that we which are ali&e and remain unto the coming of the /ord shall not pre&ent them which are asleep' $< %or the /ord himself shall descend from hea&en with a shout# with the &oice of the archangel# and with the trump of God: and the dead in 1hrist shall rise first: $> Then we which are ali&e and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds# to meet the /ord in the air: and so shall we e&er be with the /ord' $+ Wherefore comfort one another with these words'! .n Ae&elation chapter 4 &erse $ gi&es us indication that the 1hurch of all born again belie&ers in 1hrist 0esus ha&e already been caught up out of the world to be with the /ord 0esus 1hrist fore&er# because beginning in Ae&elation chapter 2 and onwards there is no other specific mention of the 1hurch being present in the things to come# but only the tribulation saints has been taught about throughout the rest of the prophecy as it is taught in the "ook of Ae&elation' The tribulation saints are those who come to belie&e in 0esus 1hrist during the Tribulation period and the 3lect are those that are chosen out of the tribes of .srael during the Tribulation period' The 1hurch 2present day born again belie&ers5 ha&e been caught up out of the world and are with the /ord 0esus 1hrist during the Tribulation period' (ll of the scriptures used for this "ible Study come from the Bing 0ames Cersion and can be used without permission as it is part of :ublic 4omain'