My Personal Christian Blog

Thanks for sliding into my blog site. This blog bog is a spin-off from my website at Call me a Night Owl, as my full-time mission and hobby are jabbering from midnight until 8 a.m.ish with chatter bugs across the world. Hoot, hoot! Being a retired newspaper guy and a Curious George, I've written and assembled a whack of stuff that I hope you'll find interesting and thought-provoking. Check out the Stories bar on the right side, below, for all my articles - from my web site and this blog.

May 5, 2008

How does someone get saved during the 7 years of tribulation?

That's a great question!

In the Old Testament, salvation was "of the Jews" (John 4:22). Anyone who wanted to be saved came through the Jews and their animal sacrifice system.

Jews were called a "kingdom of priests" (Ex. 19:6), meaning they were the mediators of salvation on earth.

Following the rapture and during the tribulation, salvation will again be "of the Jews." Two "witnesses" will descend from heaven (Rev. 11:3) and who likely remain in Jerusalem preaching the "Gospel of the Kingdom," at the altar in front of the newly-built Jewish temple on the temple mount (Rev. 11:1,2)

Their "first fruit" converts will be 144,000 Jewish men. By the midpoint, 1/3 of all the Jews will accept Christ as their coming King and Messiah (Zech. 13:8,9).

During the second half of the tribulation, the 144,000 converts will travel around the world preaching the Gospel the Kingdom to the Gentiles. Millions will be converted to Christ (Matt. 24:14).

Salvation will consist of rejecting the Beast in Jerusalem who will claim to be God, and believing Christ to be the true and coming King. If they "endure to the end" (maintain that belief), they will be rescued at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.