The Great Tribulation
By Henri Ligsay – Echo Of Restoration Truths
Alas! For that day is great, for none is like it. And it is a time of Jacob’s trouble, but he will be saved out of it.
YIRMEYAHU (JEREMIAH) 30:7
Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: …
BERE’SHIYTH (GENESIS) 2:7
While we are bombarded with messages of wars, financial and economic collapse, nuclear bombing, the unveiling of the fascist communist government aka the “New World Order”, information and misinformation campaign by the powers-that-be in all media to numb the senses of the general populace; my thoughts has led me to read on the account of Jacob’s Trouble.
YAHUSHA told us also to “watch out and do not be disturbed, for it is necessary that these things must happen, but it is not yet the end”.
For you are bound to hear of revolutions and rumor of wars. Watch out and do not be disturbed, for it is necessary that all these things happen, but it is not yet the end.
(Mat 24:6 HRB)
But when you hear of wars and rumors of revolutions, do not be disturbed, for it must occur; but the end is not yet.
(Mark 13:7 HRB)
I have been asking myself, what is the “great tribulation”? And “Jacob’s Trouble” came into mind.
I search the Internet for “great tribulation” and I get several discourses but mostly it is about the “seven year tribulation”, the “rapture” and the last half of it is the “great tribulation”.
I search e-Sword for the phrase “great tribulation” (KJV) and it yields three verses only. All in the New Testament. (Mat 24:21, Rev 2:22, 7:14)
“For then there shall be great distress,1 such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. Footnote:1Or great pressure, or great affliction.
(Mat 24:21 The Scriptures 1998+)
“See, I am throwing her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great affliction, unless they repent of their works.
(Rev 2:22 The Scriptures 1998+)
And I said to him, “Master, you know.” And he said to me, “These are those coming out of the great distress, having washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
(Rev 7:14 The Scriptures 1998+)
I then search e-Sword for “Jacob’s Trouble” and it yields only one verse, that is Jeremiah 30:7. It does not give me much to chew on. So I read the whole chapter, and verse 3 says that this is a future event. But this future event may very well be already speaking of our day.
And this is about Israel (the lost tribes, and those who believed on YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH) and Judah (Judah and Benjamen which the state of Israel represents today). Might this be speaking of the coming together of both houses towards the “new Jerusalem”?
Please note. The majority of the Jews living in Israel today may not be the real Hebrew Jews at all. If there are, maybe few and not be recognizable. Even then, Father has allowed it to happen for good to all that believed on Him.
And please note: by “new Jerusalem” I mean the “new Jerusalem” coming down from heaven. Which also means, that if there be a coming together of both houses; might it mean the final exodus? And might it mean, the Jerusalem we know today be totally destroyed?
It remains to be see. But fasten your seat belts, it is going to be rough ride ahead.
Further, in verses 10 and 11 reveals that this “Jacob’s Trouble” is a judgement of YAHUAH to both houses, the house of Judah — the Jews in the present day, of the tribe of Benjamin and Judah, and the house of Israel — the lost ten tribes, lost among all nations in the world. The tribe of Judah remains today, but the lost ten tribes may not be traceable.
‘And you, do not fear, O Yaʽaqoḇ My servant,’ declares יהוה, ‘nor be discouraged, O Yisra’ĕl. For look, I am saving you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity (both houses were scattered to all nations, except that there remains a few of the house of Judah to guard and protect and preserved the Torah). And Yaʽaqoḇ shall return, and have rest and be at ease, with no one to trouble him.
(Jer 30:10 The Scriptures 1998+)
‘For I am with you,’ declares יהוה, ‘to save you. Though I make a complete end of all gentiles1 (might this mean that all nations, worldwide, be troubled by Assyria aka ISIS in today’s news?) where I have scattered you, yet I do not make a complete end of you (a few men left, Isa 24:6). But I shall reprove you in judgment, and by no means leave you unpunished.’ Footnote: 1 See Jer 46:28, Isa. 34:2, Isa. 45:17, Dan. 2:44, Amos 9:8, Hag. 2:22.
(Jer 30:11 The Scriptures 1998+)
I also search the word “rapture” in e-Sword and it yield no results. There are three “theories” (yes, “theories”) about the “rapture”. The “pre-tribulation rapture”, the “middle tribulation rapture”, and the “post-tribulation rapture”.
There was a time this doctrine about the “rapture” was clearly false. But today, the terminology is now mixed with the “second coming” of YAHUSHA. Even that should be a clue to view it as the “second coming”. And seek confirmation with the Scriptures.
So, what I did was examine the doctrine, personally, firsthand. And ask the Father for guidance.
Please note: the “rapture” is a doctrine that the “church” would be “raptured” either, “before”, in the “middle”, or after the “great tribulation”. And one might wonder which church this is. Because the “rapture” doctrine was introduced by the agents of the powers-that-be, and the word “church” was also introduced by the agents of the powers-that-be. Coincidence?
Before The Great Exodus
And reading Jacob’s Trouble gives me also a clue of what this “Great Tribulation” shall be for all believers — both houses of Yashar’el. To unbelievers, it is an entirely different thing.
The narrative of the Jacob’s Trouble was the beginning of my Torah reading this morning 2 Dec 2013. It can be found in Genesis 32:1 – 33:20.
The narrative started with Jacob sending his messengers to the land of Esau, when they came back and told Jacob that his brother Esau is also coming to meet him with four hundred men. Verse 7 says: “And Yaʽaqoḇ was greatly afraid and distressed.” …
Might this mean both houses will have felt the same thing? Might this be the condition we are to look forward to or expect in the future?
The land of Esau spoken here is also Jacob’s land, which today we call Israel. At those times, it was larger compared to today’s Israel.
Please note: Jacob is now going back to his promised land with his family and positions and wealth that he had accumulated. Might perhaps part of his trouble was the fear of lose of his positions — his wealth, and his most treasured positions — his family?
Please also note, that today’s Jews, the majority that is, who are in Israel, are descendants of Esau or Edom or Edomites. Are we seeing a parallel here?
If the Scriptures refer to the “Great Tribulation” as “Jacob’s Trouble”, then this is where we can also gather some clues.
I hope that make sense.
There are a number of places we can gather clues, and thoughts filled my mind with the “Jacob’s Trouble”. So, there must be something here we can glean from.
Religion is enslavement. Churches, denominations, or religions are agencies of bondage. Which is also referred to in the Scriptures as “Egypt” metaphorically.
The Greek word “ekklesia” means “congregation” or “assembly” and literally it means “called out”. Came out of bondage. Came out of “religions”, out of “Egypt”. Like soldiers in an assembly.
Wait a minute, that sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Ah! It is in Revelation 18:4:
And I heard another voice from the heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.1 Footnote: 1 Jer. 51:6, 45.
(Rev 18:4 The Scriptures 1998+)
Please note: If you believe your “church”, “denomination” or “religion” is “called out” but is under the registry of the agency of the powers-that-be (the government securities), and have a “pyramid hierarchical structure”; your church is not really “called out”.
It is not a “congregation” or “assembly” of YAHUSHA, rather a pyramid hierarchical structure, which controls or enslaved the people below, or what the Revelations call “Nicolaitans Rev 2:6,16”. That is why it is called “church”, a departure from the “Old Testament congregation or assembly”. It seems connected to YAHUSHA, but by close examination it is not. It is connected to the pyramid — the “Image” of the “beast”.
G3531 Νικολαΐ́της Nikolaitēs Thayer Definition:
Nicolaitans = “destruction of people”
1) a sect mentioned in Rev_2:6,Rev_2:15,
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G3532
G3532 Νικόλαος Nikolaos Thayer Definition:
Nicolas = “victor of the people”.
Please note, the “strikedthrouh” means, this “beast” power is concealed and it is ruling the world today in secrecy, or concealed identity.
But of course, there are congregations of YAHUSHA inside these churches. Some are perhaps innocent, and some just wanted to hang in there because of the fellowship or something else.
Meaning the whole world is not aware, it is ruled by one power, it is already in a “New World Order”, in other words, the whole world is deceived.
If you come to this realization, then you would know what it means to “come out of her” when you, yourself is already out of “her”.
For then, you shall begin to see things in a new light, and shall see things of her, that you would not see when you are still with her.
But the powers-that-be, the agents of the devil, have change the translation of the word “ekklesia” from “congregation” or “assembly” to the word “church”, so that it would be easy for them to gain control and divide the “congregation”.
There are many more words that are mistranslated in our Bibles for a purpose by the powers-that-b
By their agents, infiltrating in all registered and known religions today, to refute each others teaching, yet claiming each one claims to be true. Relative Truth. Please see: What Is True To You Is True To You.
Instead of coming together as a “congregation” and in searching the scriptures helping one another come to understanding and growing together as one instead of a divided body, like as we see in our day, different churches and denominations and religions.
When one gets back to the “Torah”, one begins one’s walk, one’s journey with Yah towards His promised land. Which is the Hope of the coming new heaven and the new earth, and with it the “New Jerusalem” that will come down from heaven, and the millenium, the “sabbath rest” of Yah, begins. (Rev 3:12, 21:2)
Please note: Going back to the “Torah” is not about having a religion. It is about citizenship of the coming Kingdom of Yah. No one is forced here. Everyone must exercise their Yah-given freedom of choice.
But the enemy of mankind, the devil, the forces of the darkness of this world, those who worship the devil in occult, and pagan practices, the powers-that-be, who rule the world (in secrecy) today, does not want you and I to have freedom of choice.
But have us believing we have freedom of choice. By giving us many options (different kinds of teachings, churches, religions, denominations, competing each other for our tithes, offerings and donations) to choose, and all these basically is setup to control the masses, which also contains deceptions that lead us away from the truth.
They want any of us to believe that this coming Kingdom of Yah is a fiction, and the “Torah”, the “Scriptures”, the “Bible” is fiction.
They want us to be in a “religion” — “bondage” — whether it is Islam, Judaism, Christianity or Messianic, and the like. They want us to be controlled by “dogmas”. Rather than by the truths of the “Torah”.
If one be a Christian or Messianic, or whatever; They want one to be a Christian (Christianity is a Great Deception), or “false” Messianic. A believer of “dogmas” that would gripped one into bondage — narrow mindedness, unable to consider contending information outside one’s own belief, this is known as dogma.
A Christian who follow their instituted “holidays”, instituted “feast days”, instituted “Lord’s days” and instituted “Sabbaths”. Instituted by “law”.
As Sunday was Instituted as “law” in 321 AD and then in 325 AD, the “new marker” of the beginning of the week, replacing the marker of the beginning of the month, and the pointer to a new week, which is the “new moon”.
Dictated by Sunday as the “first day” of the week “marker” rather than the Biblical “New Moon” as the marker for the “new month” and a pointer to the Biblical “weeks”. (This is an entirely different subject one must research on.)
Then, They also, planted an anti-religion sentiment to point out how futile, how damaging religion can be. This is their way of measuring the condition of the crowd or the masses. The Powers-That-Be are masters of Crowd Control.
If you do not like. You can be an Atheist, an Agnostic, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist, a Shintoist, a Feminist, Gay, Communist, Fascist, and the list can go on. As long as you are NOT following the True Way of the Torah. You are good.
They work through deception, to steal our freedom, stealthily, surreptitiously. And many are deceived.
Judgments With Mercy
Judgments with mercy, comes first. Revelation speaks of “a third, a third, a third”, (Rev 8:8,10,12, 9:15); because these judgments are still mixed with mercy.
Meaning, there is still a chance to seek YAHUAH, and He can still be found. And one can repent, and obey and be counted in the coming Kingdom of YAHUAH.
Might the third here who dies in these judgments have no more chance? While there is life, there is chance, once one is dead, ones fate depends on what was recorded about his life.
Did not the Scriptures also speak of “a third” of the “angels” in heaven have fallen? (Rev 12:4)
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
(Rev 12:4 RNKJV)
Might these judgments alludes, that “a third” means “the third” of the peoples that are now clearly hardened in their hearts? (2Th 2:11) Peoples that have cling to the false teachings that they would even fight to the death to defend it?
Even then, the peoples shall tremble in fear. Please do not wait until these things get really ugly. Seek Yah now while He can still be found.
And have these judgments began, already?
Judgments Without Mercy
After which, the wicked shall be judged — and the final 7th plague will come.
And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
(Rev 16:17 WoY)
And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
(Rev 16:18 WoY)
And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before ELOHIYM, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
(Rev 16:19 WoY)
And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
(Rev 16:20 WoY)
And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed ELOHIYM because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
(Rev 16:21 WoY)
For thus it is to be in the midst of the earth among the peoples, like the shaking of an olive tree, like the gleaning of grapes when the grape harvest is done.
(Isa 24:13 The Scriptures 1998+)
But as Jeremiah had prophesied, “he [Jacob] would be saved out of it”.
Meaning, what we worry that we will perish, (just like Jacob did) because of the news we hear delivered to us from within our circles. And because of the destruction we shall see happening about us, that are so close to us. That even the mightiest of men should be shaken in fear.
Might these news be about our sins, some hidden, some darling sins, some addiction? And piercing deep in our hearts accusing us, and claiming us that we are already condemned? That there is no longer any hope that we can be redeemed?
We would be shaken, and if it has not started yet, it will be, when one begins in earnest, to walk in the Way, the “Torah”, the “Word of Yah”, that also became flesh. Who said, “I am the Way”…. The “Living, Talking, Walking Torah”.
YAHUSHA saith unto him, I am the way (follow His example), the truth (He lived by the Torah, the Torah is Truth, Psa 119:142,151, John 17:17), and the life (He is the First Man ever Resurrected from the Dead, whoever believes that YAHUAH is able to resurrect YAHUSHA, for he is a 100% human being just like you and I, and that He is the Anointed One of YAHUAH even before He was born, even before the foundation of the world, will have eternal life, John 17:3): no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (Please see: The Spirit Of Prophecy).
(John 14:6 RNKJV)
Who also said: “Guard my commands”. And His “commands” are not His, but the Father, which was already written in the “Torah” of Moses. Which means, to walk with Yah, is to “Guard the commands” that YAHUSHA instructed, which can be read in the “Torah”, and the Scriptures and the Bible.
“If you love Me, you shall guard My commands.1 Footnote: 1See Ex. 20:6, John 14:21,23, 1 John 5:2-3, 2 John 1:6.
(John 14:15 The Scriptures 1998+)
“He who does not love Me does not guard My Words. And the Word which you hear is not Mine but of the Father Who sent Me.
(John 14:24 The Scriptures 1998+)
Our faith on the power of the Blood of the Lamb of Yah will be tried and tested. And we would feel as Jacob felt. We would feel as YAHUSHA felt in the garden of Gethsemane as He prayed:
And going forward a little, He fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I desire, but as You desire.”
(Mat 26:39 The Scriptures 1998+)
And in the stake when He felt the Father has left Him because of the sin of the world that He carried.
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
(Mat 27:45 RNKJV)
And about the ninth hour YAHUSHA cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My ELOHIYM, my ELOHIYM, why hast thou forsaken me?
(Mat 27:46 RNKJV)
But if, like Jacob as he struggled with ELOHIYM, and like YAHUSHA when He felt the Father has left Him. So also we would struggle with ELOHIYM when the judgments — His reprovation — fall — the “Great Tribulation”, until the breaking of the dawn.
And then, those who endure to the end shall be blessed.
“But he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved.1 Footnote:1See Mat 10:22.
(Mat 24:13 The Scriptures 1998+)
“And you shall be hated by all for My Name’s sake. But he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved.1 Footnote: 1See Mat 24:13.
(Mat 10:22 The Scriptures 1998+)
But those who struggle with ELOHIYM will be saved out of it according to Jeremiah 30:7.
This should make one wonder where “the rapture” would fit in. Because according to these passages we just covered, Yah’s people shall be shaken, and this clearly speaks of the “Great Tribulation”. But “he shall be saved out of it” means those who endure to the end, shall be saved, “not raptured”.
Please note: although this is YAHUAH’s judgements and reprovation, on Jacob, He used Esau to inflict fear and distress on Jacob. And He used Jacob’s messengers to deliver the message. Likewise He would use or rather allow the adversary to inflict fear and distress on His people through the news brought forth also by friendly people in the circle.
And in this end times, the judgements will come to all nations in the world where Yah’s people are. To shake the land, to purify the land.
Those who recognize the judgments of Yah will seek His Face and shall find Him, and they shall be led to the truths. If they repent, and turn away from their wicked ways, YAHUAH will bless them and bring them to the fold.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
(2Ch 7:14 RNKJV)
Elohim’s judgements comes first to His people, but He allows only so much that His people can handle, and then the judgements to the wicked, follows.
The Woes In Revelation
I have considered that the “interpretations” of prophecies are not “doctrines” to be “dogmatic” about as most of these scholars would led us.
In this essay, I am considering the historicist interpretation. And I would also recommend to watch a literal interpretation in some videos, I will share shortly.
So in this essay the tribulation started after the time of John.
This was my previous understanding:
And the “Great Tribulation” would start with the first woe, or the sounding of the fifth trumpet of Revelation 9:1-11. And the assembly of Sardis describes the condition of the assembly when this began. And the fifth seal corresponds to Daniel’s prophecies of the end times, that were sealed, and here are opened.
Now, I know that The Great Tribulation is the Last 7 Plagues, aka The Wrath of ELOHIYM, aka The Four Winds Of Revelation.
There is a literal interpretation of this by WLC, please view them, to get a handle of the imagery, that John used here. But also consider these things in this essay, the historicist interpretation. So that you will get both perspective, and be able to weigh the informatio
In this essay, we will consider the trumpets mainly, for the subject is huge, but I will recommend some videos one should view in their own time. And one must pour out special times in searching the truths. Specially because our time is running out.
Note: the historicist and futurist interpretation are two different interpretations. They do not necessarily oppose each other, unless one is “dogmatic” about it, for they are clearly opposites. I would, however, Consider the various points as description of milestones. And build a timeline of events from our own understanding, and then confer it still further, with the Scriptures, and start ticking off.
I would like to bring into note the passage in Rev 9:1,2 and 11. A star fell out of heaven, this is the devil. And the smoke that came out of the pit resembles the deception with which the whole world is deceived.
“How you have fallen from the heavens, O Hĕlĕl, son of the morning! You have been cut down to the ground, you who laid low the gentiles!
(Isa 14:12 The Scriptures 1998+)
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
(Isa 14:12 RNKJV)
The “stars” in the Bible also represents “angels”:
The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven assemblies: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven assemblies.
(Rev 1:20 RNKJV)
Therefore, fallen stars are fallen angels, and are angels of the darkness of this world. The forces of evil.
Example deception: Today, we hear of the coming “New World Order”, but we have been living in the “New World Order” ever since after WW2. The whole world is ruled by one power — the “Image” of the beast.
This is why John described it as the “Image” of the “beast”, for the “beast” was concealed by the “Image”, the “Icon”, and this is why the word “beast” is strikedthrough as a reminder that they are concealed in the background.
How do we know this?
We found the answer in Zechariah 5:7,8 a woman (resembles the “beast”), “sitting inside the ĕphah-measure” (resembles the false standard this woman introduce to the world).
“And see, a lead cover lifted up, and this: a woman sitting inside the ĕphah-measure!”
(Zec 5:7 The Scriptures 1998+)
And he said, “This is Wrongness!” And he threw her down into the ĕphah-measure, and threw the lead weight over its mouth.
(Zec 5:8 The Scriptures 1998+)
During the reformation period, this woman was discovered to be teaching fiction, and eventually this woman was stopped, “wounded”, according to Revelation.
But then in later generations, specially the generations after that, the “lead” that was lifted up by the reformation was put back again by the “protestants” to cover the woman. This woman here is the “false ekklesia” that is riding the “beast”.
The first woe brought out smoke from the abyss.
This smoke is the smokescreen of deception, false teaching, false standard, that darkened the sun (the light, the truths) and also pollutes the air, causing hazards to one’s beliefs or faith. (Rev 9:2)
And he opened the pit of the deep, and smoke went up out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. And the sun was darkened, also the air, because of the smoke of the pit.
(Rev 9:2 The Scriptures 1998+)
Because these truths have been concealed by the smoke from the abyss. The smoke represents the delusions permeating in every aspect of our lives. Education, Economy, Government, Politics, Science, and more. Even the churches that claimed to be the remnant, or the true church.
Like a ninja, an assassin, behind or in a smoke. But on verse 11, we are given a clue of who is behind this smoke. Abaddon or Apollyon. Which is the devil that the powers-that-be worships.
Please note: a ninja is a subliminal message also, it represents the yin and the yang, the occult white magic symbol. It represents good and evil in one, or inside one, inside of us, and it is a character representing the devil, portrayed as both a hero for mankind and also an adversary. In this way, the message penetrates the minds of the people of Yah, like smoke penetrates a cloth or screen and pollutes the air.
And eventually one considers good and evil indeed coexist. And then, “good”, which is then, actually the same character as evil, always wins, to make it a virtue desirable. So one cannot destroy evil but control it.
Might this be the reason why most people today justifies their wrong doings by “being human”; Because “humans make mistakes” — the result of this yin/yang — duality — nature? That even the “chosen”, the “ekklesia” may be deceived? And might this be also the “mark of the beast”?
I used to believe the devil has a seed, Cain. But now, not anymore, but I do not discount it yet, until, I can personally clear it, firsthand.
This was what I wrote before: I believe “evil” resides only in the seed of the devil, Cain. And might his descendants have this as well? I am inclined to believe that this is the case, and the people of Yah, are deceived to have this as well. And made this cliche — “humans make mistakes” a welcome excuse and overused at that.
Evil is the result of hardened hearts toward the Torah, Torah-lessness
And might this “evil” in one be also the nature of the “beast” and shall be unleashed in its appointed time, as well?
The powers-that-be wants to take away our freedom of choice that Yah our creator has given each and every one us.
The “Tribulation” is a struggle within, within each one of us, in faith. Believing on the Blood of the Lamb of Yah who can cleanse us from our sins.
When Atheism would spread wide and becomes formalized politically, it will then become known as Fascism or Communism as we know today.
But we are not yet there, and they want the world to transition from the current “New World Order” we are living in, to the Fascist, Communist world ruled by one. And they are marketing it as the “New World Order” because we have already experience it and we know it from our guts because it had been there subliminally.
And it would be easy to swallow rather than telling the world directly that it shall be a Fascist, Communist world ruled by the power behind the “Image”.
Except that this time around, the “Image” will no longer be concealed, for whoever is behind the “Image” will now come out in the open. The “son of destruction” that Paul and John was telling us.
Let no one deceive you in any way, because the falling away is to come first, and the man of lawlessness1 is to be revealed, the son of destruction,
Footnote: 1Some texts read sin instead of lawlessness. This man might be the same one we read of in the prophecy in Isa. 14:12 – Hĕlĕl (“Heileil”), meaning “the shining one,” the sovereign of Baḇel.
(2Th 2:3 The Scriptures 1998+)
And there was given to him to give spirit to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause to be killed as many as would not worship the image of the beast.
(Rev 13:15 The Scriptures 1998+)
As The Days Of Noah and Lot
But also consider the days of Noah and Lot: (Mat 24:37-39, Lk 17:26-33)
“And as the days of Noaḥ, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be.
(Mat 24:37 The Scriptures 1998+)
“For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ entered into the ark,
(Mat 24:38 The Scriptures 1998+)
and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be.
(Mat 24:39 The Scriptures 1998+)
The days of Noah and Lot:
“And as it came to be in the days of Noaḥ, so also shall it be in the days of the Son of Aḏam:
(Luk 17:26 The Scriptures 1998+)
“They were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
(Luk 17:27 The Scriptures 1998+)
“And likewise, as it came to be in the days of Lot: They were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building,
(Luk 17:28 The Scriptures 1998+)
but on the day Lot went out of Seḏom it rained fire and sulphur from heaven and destroyed all.
(Luk 17:29 The Scriptures 1998+)
“It shall be the same in the day the Son of Aḏam is revealed.
(Luk 17:30 The Scriptures 1998+)
“In that day, he who shall be on the house-top, and his goods in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back.
(Luk 17:31 The Scriptures 1998+)
“Remember the wife of Lot.
(Luk 17:32 The Scriptures 1998+)
“Whoever seeks to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life shall preserve it.
(Luk 17:33 The Scriptures 1998+)
And Paul reminds us:
Do you not remember that I told you this while I was still with you?
(2Th 2:5 The Scriptures 1998+)
And now you know what restrains, for him to be revealed in his time.
(2Th 2:6 The Scriptures 1998+)
For the secret of lawlessness is already at work – only until he who now restrains comes out of the midst.
(2Th 2:7 The Scriptures 1998+)
And then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Master shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth and bring to naught with the manifestation of His coming.
(2Th 2:8 The Scriptures 1998+)
Remember, The book of Revelation is the revelation of YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH (the Messiah). And He is in control of everything.
Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.
(Zec 5:1 RNKJV)
One literal interpretation of this is a flying missile, similar to this picture here. At an instance it does make sens
Here is a symbolic interpretation and also historicist interpretation.
The “flying roll” at a glance resembles the “Torah” roll. But verse 3 says, this “flying roll” is a curse to the whole world. If the “Torah” is our standard of truths. Then this “flying roll” would be the standard of untruths.
Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
(Zec 5:3 RNKJV)
Verse 6 defines clearly what it is, “an ephah”, a standard of measure.
And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.
(Zec 5:6 RNKJV)
We are told in Isaiah 8:20, that the standard of measure we are to use for is “the Torah and the Testimony”.
Verses 7 and 8 reveals the ephah has a “lead lifted”, and there was “a woman sitting inside”, and “wickedness is seen”. The lead was closed again, covering the woman. This woman is also the “harlot” in Revelation. And so she continuous to deceive the whole world, concealed.
And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
(Zec 5:7 RNKJV)
And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
(Zec 5:8 RNKJV)
A woman in the Bible represents an assembly. This woman sitting in the ephah is wickedness, meaning a false assembly. And this woman is the power behind the “Image” of the “beast”.
Therefore, this is a false message spread by the false assembly that is hidden, yet was seen, but was covered yet again.
This represents the “reformation period”, from Martin Luther and forward, which is now known as the “reformation period”, also known as “protestantism”. But noticed, “protestantism” yet covered the lead again.
And verses 9 and 11 is the final conclusion of this curse that we shall soon see fulfilled in our day.
Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
(Zec 5:9 RNKJV)
And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.
(Zec 5:11 RNKJV)
Here is another interesting look at this:
Merchants of Tarshish… the timing of Gog-Magog & the oracle of Damascus … The Rise or Fall of American Empire – by Doug Krieger —
Now let’s continue on with the historicist interpretation of this.
Two women represents two ekklesias — assemblies. They have wings of a stork, an unclean bird.
And a bird represents “spirit”.
So these women — ekklessias — have “unclean spirits” as their wings. Therefore, again, these women are not exposed and they lifted up a false standard between the earth and heaven. And be established in her own base.
This “spirit” alludes to the same “spirit” given by America to the “Image” of the “beast”.
Might we have a confirmation of this happened already?
It is interesting to note that in this video, the standard of Islam is put high above the spiral of the “One World Trade Center”.
So here, might one assembly be Islam as disclosed by the powers-that-be? A proponent of the one “god”.
And the other woman is the woman in the ephah where she was seen with the lead up.
Might this woman in the ephah be Christianity which was discovered by the reformation that it had false teachings? Borne out of Freemasonry. (Please read the Scarlet and The Beast book by John Daniels)
Or listen to this audio presentation by William Cooper — The Identity of Scarlet part 2
And the “land of Shinar” here is Babylon. So, where this standard is set up, that is her base.
In A Nutshell
The “Great Tribulation” is also known as “Jacob’s Trouble” also known as “Judgements of Yah” to His people, to purify them. Like precious gold in the fire. But they will be saved, all who endure to the end.
This is why Revelation speaks of “a third”, “a third”, and “a third”, because these judgments are mixed with mercy. There is still chance for a sinner to repent and turn back to Yah.
And might “a third” also mean, that those afflicted are those whose names are not written in the “Book of Life”; or whose names have been blotted out of the “Book of Life”?
Just making a rational, logical analysis. For “a third” of the “angels” had also fallen.
But the destruction around us should shake the strongest of all men. But those who shall die in the master, shall be saved. The rest will be lost forever. But they will still be brought back to life, so they can see in review their choices and then they will be judged and will be cast in the lake of fire and shall be no more.
The seven “ekklesias”, the seven seals, and the seven trumpets of Revelation are prophecies in parallel.
Because the “body of YAHUSHA” is dispersed throughout different churches, denominations, and religions. It make sense to consider the historicist interpretation first and then also consider the literal interpretation, to dispel “dogmas” planted by the powers-that-be.
And to check with Scriptures, as always. Like the Bereans, and the men of Issachar. And do not be afraid, for YAHUSHA is in control. These things that are written in the prophecy must come to pass.
But take heed and “guard his commands”, “the Torah and the Testimony”. For this is the whole duty of man.
We have seen in the sixth seal how these events culminates to the coming great wrath of the Lamb. There may yet be many events in prophecy that are waiting to be uncovered and be watched for its fulfillment.
Seek יהוה while He is to be found, call on Him while He is near.
(Isa 55:6 The Scriptures 1998+)
Let the wrong forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to יהוה, who has compassion on him, and to our ELOHIYM, for He pardons much.
(Isa 55:7 The Scriptures 1998+)
One would know, one has found Him, when one begins to uncover some truths. For the Father shall send the Helper, or the Comforter, which is actually His Son, YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH, in the Father’s RUACH HAQODESH.
YAHUAH Bless You!