This broadcast is not about predictions, nor is it about setting dates as some foolishly have done, however it is all about preparation.
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The Bible says in Revelation 16:17-21: “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. 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.”
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “From Tribulation to Jubilation (Part 3)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”
The premiliennial view holds that Christ will return at the end of the Church Age in order to set up His kingdom on earth for a literal one thousand years. Most also believe there will be a Great Tribulation period on earth prior to the return of Christ. Among premillennialists are those who believe the Church will go through the Tribulation (postribulationists), those who believe the Church will be raptured prior to the Tribulation (pretribulationists) and even a few who believe the Church will be raptured in the middle of the Tribulation (midtribulationists). Despite these differences in regard to the Rapture of the Church, premillennialists generally believe in the future restoration of the state of Israel and the eventual conversion of the Jews to Christianity.
With these distinctions in mind, notice several things about the two groups of people in Revelation 7.
The 144,000 servants of God are described as Jews from “every tribe of the sons of Israel.” The number seems to be literal, but it could also be symbolic of totality. There is no indication in the text that they are to be viewed as the New Testament church or Gentile Christians. They are said to be living on earth and need to be sealed in order to be protected from the judgments that are coming on the earth. When we consider the symbolism of the “woman” (Israel) and the “rest of her offspring” (converted Jews) in Revelation 12:1-17, it is clear that the 144,000 are literal Israelites. In fact, Revelation 7:5-8 specifically lists the fact that 12,000 come from each of the twelve tribes of Israel.
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Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.