WARNING - Do Not Take The Mark Of The Beast

Written by Michael Bradley

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Here isrepparttar patience ofrepparttar 140555 saints; here are those who keeprepparttar 140556 commandments of God andrepparttar 140557 faith of Jesus." (Revelations 14:9-11) Noticerepparttar 140558 very graphic warning that God gives in reference to ending up inrepparttar 140559 Lake of Fire and Brimstone. You will end up in this place andrepparttar 140560 smoke of your torment will ascend forever and ever with no relief ever. This horrible torment will last day and night forever and ever!

Bottom line, all Christians who get caught up in this predicament will have to be willing to lay down their lives for God and Jesus. In other words, you will be martyred for your faith. This will berepparttar 140561 ultimate test for any Christian to pass. I really believe that God put this warning in writing in His Word because he knows a lot of His people may get weak and scared if they are approached with this choice byrepparttar 140562 Antichrist.

But each Christian will simply have to override any fears or doubts that they may have, believe whatrepparttar 140563 Word of God has to say aboutrepparttar 140564 matter, and be willing to die for their faith in Jesus. If they do not, their eventual end will be too horrible for any human words to describe. I have already done an article onrepparttar 140565 possibility of a Rapture.

Hopefully, there is going to be a Rapture of God's saints beforerepparttar 140566 Tribulation starts, and we will not have to go through any of these horrible events. If there is a Rapture, thenrepparttar 140567 saints thatrepparttar 140568 Bible mentions that will be persecuted will berepparttar 140569 people that get saved afterrepparttar 140570 Rapture occurs.

It's almost as if God may be saying torepparttar 140571 ones that get saved afterrepparttar 140572 Rapture - "You all had your chance to accept My salvation beforerepparttar 140573 Rapture and turned it down. Now thatrepparttar 140574 Rapture has taken place, you now know that My people were telling yourepparttar 140575 truth about My message of salvation. Now I will accept any and all who willing to come to Me, but you will have to prove yourself to Me by being willing to die for your faith in Me by refusing to worship or receiverepparttar 140576 mark ofrepparttar 140577 beast."

If all of these events occur in our lifetime, I believe God will use all of us to getrepparttar 140578 message out to as many people as possible in order to save as many people as He possibly can from all of these horrible events. If their is going to be a Rapture, then it obviously is going to berepparttar 140579 "first train out," and God will try and get as many people warned, saved and on that first train as He possibly can.

Butrepparttar 140580 sad reality is that there are a lot of stubborn people out there who will not accept God's free gift of salvationrepparttar 140581 first time around, and they are going to have to sufferrepparttar 140582 consequences for not doing so.

Hopefully, they will accept God's gift of salvation through His Sonrepparttar 140583 "second time around" after all ofrepparttar 140584 saints have been Raptured - but then it will cost them their physical lives by being martyred for refusing to acceptrepparttar 140585 mark ofrepparttar 140586 Antichrist.Pray that none of your loved ones missrepparttar 140587 "first train out," if there is going to be a Rapture.

If by chance they missrepparttar 140588 rapture, let them know they are NOT to takerepparttar 140589 mark ofrepparttar 140590 beast if they are faced with this choice.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible commentary and teaching. If you do not want to wait for the next article, you can go to our end times section. Copyright © 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.

7 Year Tribulation

Written by Michael Bradley

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3. Here is another verse that bears repeating under this caption - once again showing thatrepparttar persecution ofrepparttar 140554 Jews and saints of God will only last three and half years.

"He shall speak pompous words againstrepparttar 140555 Most High, shall persecuterepparttar 140556 saints ofrepparttar 140557 Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Thenrepparttar 140558 saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time." (Daniel 7:25)
A time = 1 year. Times = 2 years. Half a time = half a year. Total comes to three and half years.

4. Here is another verse showing thatrepparttar 140559 Antichrist will have a period of 42 months to continue his carnage. This verse usesrepparttar 140560 unit of time of 42 months - which again is three and half years.

"And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty two months." (Revelations 13:5)
5. Here isrepparttar 140561 verse from Jesus telling everyone to "run forrepparttar 140562 hills" oncerepparttar 140563 abomination of desolation occurs withrepparttar 140564 Antichrist. This is where Jesus also tells us that this Tribulation will berepparttar 140565 worst of times in all of human history.
"Therefore when you seerepparttar 140566 'abomination of desolation' spoken of by Danielrepparttar 140567 prophet, standing inrepparttar 140568 holy place, then those who are in Judea flee torepparttar 140569 mountains. Let him who is onrepparttar 140570 housetop not come down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is inrepparttar 140571 field not go back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those nursing babies in those days! And pray that your flight may not be inrepparttar 140572 winter or onrepparttar 140573 Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation such as has not been sincerepparttar 140574 beginning ofrepparttar 140575 world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but forrepparttar 140576 elect's sake those days will be shortened." (Matthew 24:15-22)
6. And here isrepparttar 140577 final verse showingrepparttar 140578 carnage that will result fromrepparttar 140579 Tribulation. This next verse says that two thirds ofrepparttar 140580 Jewish people will be killed byrepparttar 140581 Antichrist. This is going to be worse thanrepparttar 140582 German holocaust!!!! I think in one ofrepparttar 140583 books I read, two thirds ofrepparttar 140584 Jewish people will equate to 9.3 million Jews being killed by this one man. This will toprepparttar 140585 6 million Jews that were killed inrepparttar 140586 German holocaust. However this verse does not tell us how many ofrepparttar 140587 Christians will be killed byrepparttar 140588 Antichrist.
"And it shall come to pass in allrepparttar 140589 land," saysrepparttar 140590 Lord, "THAT TWO-THIRDS IN IT SHALL BE CUT OFF AND DIE. BUT ONE THIRD SHALL BE LEFT IN IT: I will bringrepparttar 140591 one-third throughrepparttar 140592 fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’, and each one will say, ‘The Lord is My God.’ " (Zechariah 13:8-9)
The end ofrepparttar 140593 Great Tribulation will now lead up torepparttar 140594 Battle of Armageddon which will berepparttar 140595 last and final battle before Jesus comes backrepparttar 140596 2nd time to put an end torepparttar 140597 Antichrist,repparttar 140598 False Prophet, Satan and allrepparttar 140599 other nations who are coming against Israel in this final battle.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible commentary and teaching. If you do not want to wait for the next article, you can go to our end times section. Copyright © 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.

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