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RETURN TO SYLLABUS

REVELATION AND THE SECOND COMING
LESSON #22
THE TRIBULATION OVERVIEW – CONTINUED

  • MEMORY VERSE: ROM 11:2
  • ONE OF THE MAJOR PURPOSES OF GOD FOR THE TRIBULATION PERIOD, IS TO AGAIN DEAL WITH THE JEWS.
    • UNDERSTANDING THIS POINT IS CRITICAL IN UNDERSTANDING THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
      • GOD MUST FULFILL HIS PLAN OF 70 WEEKS THAT ARE DETERMINED UPON THE JEWS. (DAN 9:24) SEVEN YEARS REMAIN UNFULFILLED IN THAT SCHEDULE.
      • THIS WILL BE A TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE (JER 30:7):
        • JACOB, IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS, HAD A PROBLEM TRUSTING GOD AND THROUGH TIME ALL THE JEWS HAVE EXHIBITED THE SAME PROBLEM.
          • WHY WOULD GOD SO SEVERELY PUNISH THE JEWS WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE?
            • “CHOSEN” MEANS THAT THEY BEAR A HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY. A GREATER RESPONSIBILITY BEARS A GREATER JUDGMENT.
              • THE JEWS HAD A FOUR PART RESPONSIBILITY TO GOD:
                • =1= THE JEWS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE A WITNESS FOR GOD AMONG THE PAGAN NATIONS (DEU 6:4 ISA 43:10-12). THEY FAILED.
                • =2= THE JEWS WERE SUPPOSED TO ILLUSTRATE THE BLESSEDNESS OF SERVING GOD (DEU 33:26-29 1CHR 17:20-21 PSA 144:15). THEY FAILED.
                • =3= THE JEWS WERE SUPPOSED TO RECEIVE, PRESERVE, AND TRANSMIT THE SCRIPTURES (DEU 4:5-8 ROM 3:1-2). THEY SUCCEEDED.
                • =4= THE JEWS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THE HUMAN BLOOD LINE OF THE MESSIAH. (GEN 3:15 GEN 12:3 2SAM 7:12-16 MAT 1:1 ROM 1:3). THEY SUCCEEDED.
        • THE TRIBULATION AS A PUNISHMENT ON THE JEWS
          • GOD WILL PUNISH FOR THEIR SIN AGAINST GOD:
            • REBELLION (NUM 14:22-23)
            • REJECTION (1SAM 8:7
            • ROBBERY (MAL 3:8-9)
          • GOD WILL PUNISH FOR THEIR SIN AGAINST JESUS:
            • REFUSAL (JOH 1:11)
            • CRUCIFIXION (ACT 2:22-23 ACT 3:14-15 1THE 2:14-16)
          • GOD WILL PUNISH FOR THEIR SIN AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT:
            • BLASPHEMY (LUK 12:1-10)
            • RESISTANCE (ACT 7:51)
          • GOD WILL PUNISH FOR THEIR SIN AGAINST GOD’S KINGDOM:
            • REFUSAL TO PROMOTE IT (LUK 19:20-24 MAT 25:24-30)
          • GOD WILL PUNISH FOR THEIR SIN AGAINST THE TEMPLE (MAT 21:12-13)
          • GOD WILL PUNISH FOR THEIR SINS AGAINST THEIR OWN PEOPLE:
            • STEALING FROM WIDOWS (MAT 23:14)
            • KILLING HER OWN PROPHETS (MAT 23:31-35 ACT 7:58)
          • GOD WILL PUNISH FOR THEIR SINS AGAINST THE WHOLE WORLD:
            • LEADING OTHERS INTO SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS (MAT 23:16, 24)
            • FOR BEING HYPOCRITES (MAT 16:6,12 ROM 2:17-23)
            • BLASPHEMING GOD AMONG THE GENTILES (ROM 2:24)
          • GOD WILL PUNISH FOR THEIR SINS AGAINST THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST:
            • OPPOSITION IN:
              • JERUSALEM (ACT 4;2 ACT 5:28 ACT 9:29 ACT 21:28 ACT 23:2,12)
              • DAMASCUS (ACT 9:22-25)
              • ANTIOCH OF PISIDIA (ACT 13:45,50)
              • ICONIUM (ACT 14:2)
              • LYSTRA (ACT 14:19)
              • THESSALONICA (ACT 17:5)
      • PAUL SAID THAT GOD HAS NOT ABANDONED HIS PEOPLE, THE JEWS, BUT HAS TEMPORARILY SET THEM ASIDE DURING THE CHURCH AGE, BUT THAT HE WILL DEAL WITH THEM AGAIN. (ROM 11:1-2, 7-8, 23-27)
        • GOD HAS NOT PERMANENTLY REPLACED THE JEWS WITH THE CHURCH.
      • IN THE BIBLE THERE IS A PATTERNED CYCLE OF GOD’S DEALING WITH THE JEWS TO GET THEM TO HAVE FAITH IN HIM. THE CYCLE IS REPEATED THROUGH THE OLD TESTAMENT SO THAT WHEN CHRIST CAME THE FIRST TIME, THEY WOULD RECOGNIZE HIM. THEY DIDN’T. THEREFORE, THE CYCLE WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THEY ACCEPT JESUS AS MESSIAH.
        • ROMANS 9, 10, AND 11 TELL US ABOUT GOD’S DEALING WITH THE JEWS AND THAT HE IS NOT FINISHED WITH THEM. THE TRIBULATION PERIOD IS THE FINAL CYCLE.
          • THE POINTS OF THE CYCLE:
            • =1= GOD GIVES THE LAND TO HIS PEOPLE
            • =2= THE POSSESSION OF THE LAND
            • =3= THE PEOPLE’S FAILURE TO ACKNOWLEDGE GOD
            • =4= THE SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS
            • =5= THE LOSS OF THE LAND
            • =6= THE PERSECUTION
            • =7= THE BONDAGE
            • =8= THE DELIVERANCE
            • =9= THE TEST OF FAITH
            • =10= THE WANDERING
          • CYCLE #1
            • =1= GOD GAVE THE LAND TO ABRAHAM (GEN 15:18)
            • =2= POSSESSION OF THE LAND BY JACOB & THE 12 TRIBES (GEN 32:9 GEN 37:1)
            • =3= THE ISRAELITES FAILED TO ACKNOWLEDGE GOD (GEN 37)
            • =4= SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS OF JOSEPH’S BROTHERS (GEN 42:7-8)
            • =5= JOSEPH’S FAMILY LOSES THE LAND (GEN 46:6)
            • =6= PERSECUTION OF THE ISRAELITES IN EGYPT (EXO 1:8-12)
            • =7= EGYPTIAN BONDAGE (EXO 1:13-14)
            • =8= DELIVERANCE BY MOSES (EXO 12:29-36)
            • =9= THE TEST OF FAITH BY THE 12 SPIES (NUM 13:26-33)
            • =10= THE ISRAELITES WANDER IN THE WILDERNESS 40 YEARS (NUM 14:30-35)
          • CYCLE #2
            • =1= GOD GAVE THE LAND UNDER JOSHUA (JOS 1:1-2)
            • =2= THE ISRAELITES POSSES THE LAND (JOS 11:23)
            • =3= THE ISRAELITES STILL FAILED TO ACKNOWLEDGE GOD (2CHR 36:14-16)
            • =4= THE PROPHETS SPEAK OF SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS (ISA 59:9-15)
            • =5= FIRST THE NORTHERN KINGDOM, THEN JUDAH LOSES THE LAND (2CHR 36:15-21 JER 20:4 JER 25:11 JER 29:10)
            • =6= PERSECUTION BY BABYLON (2CHR 36:17)
            • =7= THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY (2CHR 36:20)
            • =8= DELIVERANCE FROM CAPTIVITY (EZR 2:1
            • =9= THE INCARNATION OF JESUS CHRIST WAS THE TEST (LUK 19:42-44)
            • =10= WORLD WIDE DISPERSION FROM 70 AD.
          • CYCLE #3
            • =1= ISRAEL BECOMES A NATION IN 1948
            • =2= EXODUS OF JEWS TO ISRAEL AFTER WWII.
            • =3= FAILURE TO ACKNOWLEDGE GOD 1967 SIX DAY WAR.
            • =4= SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS CONTINUES TODAY
            • =5= THE ANTI-CHRIST WILL POSSESS MOST OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL. (JOE 1:6)
            • =6= PERSECUTION OF JEWS BY THE ANTI-CHRIST (EZE 20:34-35)
            • =7= TRIBULATION PERIOD SLAVERY IN EGYPT (EXE 20:36)
            • =8= TRIBULATION PERIOD PROTECTION IN PETRA (REV 12:14)
            • =9= ARMAGEDDON AND THE EVENT OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST IS THE TEST. (ZEC 12:10-11)
              • BECAUSE THE JEWS WILL FINALLY PASS THE TEST AND RECEIVE CHRIST, THE CYCLES END.
    • HOW LONG WILL THE CYCLE LAST? (EZE 4:1-17 LEV 26:18)
EZE 4:5 390 YEARS
EZE 4:6 + 40 YEARS
  430 YEARS EXILE AND DISPERSION
  – 70 YEARS BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY PAID
  360 YEARS LEFT TO BE PAID
LEV 26:18 x 7
  2520 YEARS OF DISPERSION

HOMEWORK
REVELATION 6
THIS IS A SELF-STUDY. PLEASE DO NOT SEND HOWEWORK ANSWERS TO THE TEACHER FORCORRECTION.

  • APPLICATION OF TRIBULATION OVERVIEW:
    • PRAY GOD WILL CROSS YOUR PATH THIS WEEK WITH SOMEONE WHO NEEDS SALVATION TO WHOM YOU CAN SPEAK ABOUT THE LORD.
      • PUT THEIR NAME HERE AS GOD REVEALS IT:
      • PRAY FOR THEIR SALVATION.
  • PREPARATION FOR REVELATION 6
    • READ REVELATION 6:1-17
      • IDENTIFY THE 4 HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE:
        • THE WHITE HORSE =
        • THE RED HORSE =
        • THE BLACK HORSE =
        • THE PALE HORSE =
    • WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MESSAGE MEANT BY THE PORTRAYAL OF THESE HORSES?
  • MEMORY VERSE: REV 6:9

 

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I came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in 1963 giving my heart to Jesus in a Billy Graham crusade in Los Angeles, CA. I have been teaching the Word of God since 1964, Usually two to three adult classes a week.

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