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#009 Will The Church Go Through The Tribulation?

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on March 26, 2009 by thatsinthebible

What and who is the Church? What is the Tribulation? Will the Church go through it? Will you?

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Will the Church Go Through the Tribulation?

1) What and Who is the Church?
a. [1st Corinthians 10:32] said “Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the Church of God.” So you have the Jews which includes anyone of the Jewish race, you have the Gentiles that includes everyone else in the world that is not a Jew, and you have the church of God that includes both Jew and Gentile that have accepted Christ as their saviour. So once you are “born again” [John 3:3] you are neither Jew nor Gentile but you are in the Church.
b. [1st Corinthians 12:12-13] “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also in Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free, and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” So again we see here you are put into the church once you receive the Holy Spirit of God, and this church is Jesus Christ’s body. In [Ephesians 1:22-23] the bible sais “And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him (Jesus) to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body…” So there are local churches all over the world that have both saved and unsaved people in them, but this church God is talking about is an organism composed of all saved born again believers, not an organization.

2) What is the Tribulation?
The Tribulation consists of a period of 7 years that will take place on this earth and will be broken up into 2 seperate three and a half year intervals, with the second half of the seven years being the worst by far. If you read in the book of Revelation from Chapters 6-19 it speaks all about this period.It is a horrible time in which the Antichrist will come into power and torture and kill anyone that does not bow down and worship the beast. Many of the plagues from Moses’ time will occur, the horror films that are out in theatres today will not even compare to the horrific events that will take place in the tribulation. It is also called the “great tribulation” and “the great day of wrath.” In [Daniel 12:1] it is said to be “a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation…”

3) What is the Purpose of the Tribulation?
The main theme of the Bible is about a Kingdom. God wants to set up a physical literal kingdom on this earth that will have no end. This kingdom will have Jesus Christ at the head and it will be a Jewish Kingdom. The promise started by God to Abraham and then to Isaac and Jacob and their seed. God promised their seed a literal Kingdom on a literal piece of land called Jerusalem.
a. When John the Baptist came he preached “Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven (the physical literal kingdom) is at hand.” [Matt 3:1] Jesus then preached this same message as well as the apostles. [Matt 4:17], [Matt 10:7]. But the Jews rejected Jesus Christ and Crucified Him, and did not repent, thus rejecting the King and the Kingdom. So now we are in a time called the time of the Gentiles [Romans 11:25]. But once the fulness of this time comes in then God will rapture the church out of here so that God once more can deal with the Jews to set up the kingdom [Romans 11:26]. But before Jesus Christ comes back, God has to soften Israel’s hearts so that they will finaly repent and receive Jesus Christ as their Messiah and King.
b. So to soften their heart God will gather the Jews back to their land (Israel) and they will “pass under the rod” (the tribulation) [Ezekiel 20:34-38]. In [Ezekiel 22:19-22] the tribulation is said to be a time when God takes the Jews and blows upon them in the fire of His wrath and melts them. It is to be noted also that anyone that is left on this earth after the rapture of the church will go through this tribulation period, even if your a Gentile and not a Jew.
c. After the 7 years of suffering, misery and persecution Israel will repent and turn to Jesus Christ and accept Him as their Messiah. [Deuteronomy 4:30-31], [Romans 11:26], [Zechariah 13:8-9]. So again we see here that the tribulation period is to melt the Jew’s heart through all of this punishment so that when Christ comes the second time, at the end of the 7 years, they will repent and beg for Him to be their King and save them.

4) So will the Church go through this period called the Tribulation?
The answer is NO, the church will NOT go through the tribulation. Some reasons why are as follows:
1. It is a time that God deals with the Nation of Israel. In [Jerem. 30:7], and [Daniel 12:1] it is called the time of “Jacob’s troube” which is the nation of Israel. It is not called the time of the Church’s trouble. The church has nothing to do with this event.
2. The church will be raptured out before this terrible tribulation starts [2nd Thessalonians 4:13-18], [1st Corinthians 15:51-52].
3. We (us that are saved and born again and part of the church) are looking for the saviour, we are not looking for the antichrist and the tribulation [Philippians 3:20-21].
4. In [Revelation 6:17] the tribulation is called “the great day of wrath”, but we (the church) are not appointed to wrath [ 1st Thess. 1:10], [1st Thess. 5:9], [Romans 5:8-9].
5. The Tribulation period starts in Revelation chapter 6 and goes till chapter 19, but after the 4th chapter the church is not mentioned or seen anymore until after the 19th chapter coming with the bridegroom (Jesus Christ) from Heaven. The entire time between Chapters 6-19 is the terrible time of judgment that the bible sais fall on them that “dwell on the earth” but in [Ephesians 2:6] the Church is said to be seated together in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
6. At the end of the tribulation Jesus Christ will come with His saints [1st Thess. 3:13], [1st Thess. 4:14], [Jude 14-15]. For us saints to come with Jesus Christ during the Revelation the Rapture would have to take place before the tribulation, to take the saints out so that during the 7 years of tribulation on this earth the Judgment Seat of Christ and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb would take place in Heaven for all those that have been born again. In [Revelation 19:11-14] Chist comes at the end of the tribulation leading us, the saints that are “clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” Now the only way we can come in white and clean linen is to have been Married to Christ at the Marriage of the Lamb [Revelation 19:7-8].

Conclusion: So by taking a step back we can see that God will deal once more with the Nation of Israel in the Tribulation period, to finaly set up what He has been wanting to set up since day one, and that is a kingdom, with Jesus Christ as the King. Many say the happiest day for God the Father was when Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for our sins, but the greatest day of all for God will be when He will finaly see His Son Jesus Christ Reigning on the throne of Israel as King!!! Praise God what a great and mighty God we serve that knows the end from the beginning!

#008 The Underworld: Did Jesus Really Go To Hell?

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on March 18, 2009 by thatsinthebible

Have you ever wondered what happened to Jesus after he died on the cross? Some say he made a stop in Hell before going back to Heaven, why? Find the answers as we look to see what the Bible says.

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Did Jesus really go to Hell?

First things first

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Body      Dust of the ground

Soul       Inside of you conforming to the bodies shape

Spirit     Like wind   (The wind bloweth) of God    Man   Devil    Beast

Job 14:10 But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?

Look to Jesus    He is our hope of eternal life

1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Spirit Goes to God in heaven

Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Body went to a grave     A borrowed tomb

Luke 23:50-53 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just: (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.

Soul Went to hell

Acts 2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell,   soul

neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.  Body   Know that how?

Acts 2:29-32 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.  Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Where is hell?

Matthew 12:38-40 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Jonah 2:1-9 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly, And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.  For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.  Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.  When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

Soul     Bars

Lk 16:19 Hell /// eyes   mouth    Ears    Speaks

grave     Hell     Sheol

Back to Jesus

Ephesians 4:8-10 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.  (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

Recap     Spirit went up      Body in the grave     Soul descended into hell

In hell there are bars   Jonah

Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

What happened?

1 Peter 3:18-19 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

1 Peter 4:5-6 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

Why did he preach the Gospel?

Redemption was not complete until the son of God said it is finished

The OT saint had his sins forgiven and covered but not taken away

John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

The Saved OT saints put in a temporary place till Sal. Was complete

Jesus led captivity captive

The Lost are in a temporary place till damnation is complete

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Revelation 20:11-15 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

#007 Potpourri of Questions – “Does Religion Divide?”

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on March 8, 2009 by thatsinthebible

Is religion something that divides mankind instead of bringing him together? Find out what the Bible says about this question and more.

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This episode we set out to answer listener questions and intended to answer a “Potpourri of Questions”. The main question answered however turns out to be “Does Religion Divide Instead of Bring People Together?“. Have you ever wondered about this question? Is religion something that divides mankind instead of bringing him together? How would you answer this question?  Join us for this episode as we set out to answer this important question from the book that has the answers, the King James Bible.