The Horses Are Coming (20 of 41) by Jerry Watts
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Series: The Unveiling
• I had the privilege of being raised around horses. Today my cousin is a professional horse trainer. When you have a herd of horses in the field and you call them in; you can always tell when they're coming. The sound is familiar.
• As we get to chapter 6, it helps to have a little perspective about the verses we just read, 'human' perspective. Let's see the big picture in a time line of sorts.
• Chapter 1 is a revelation of Jesus to John which John records as "times past." We could say this is symbolic of the pre-church age.
• Chapters 2 and 3 are indeed the message to the churches during the church age. Interesting, Jesus' main message to the church is to 'repent!' Consider the seriousness of Jesus appearing outside the church door (Revelation 3), knocking to get in, and His message to 5 of the 7 churches is repent. Sobering.
• Chapter 4 changes the scene as John hears a voice from heaven which says, "Come up here!" It is this picture which we believe is the symbol of what has come to be known as the "Rapture." It is the time spoken about by the apostle Paul to the church at Thessalonians (1 Thess. 4:16-18). It is the time spoken of by our Lord Jesus Himself in Matthew 24:40-42. Are you ready for that day?
• Can you imagine the chaos left on earth when millions of people suddenly disappear? Young children gone and their unbelieving parents left. Husbands gone and their wives cannot get them on the phone (Visa-versa). The rapture is the starting point of a period of time called the 'tribulation.' The tribulation is a period of seven years spoken of by Daniel. The tribulation is a period of 7 years which is repeated spoken about in scripture. Dozens of reference in the New Testament and over 50 references in the Old Testament clearly speaks of this troubled time. The second half of this time much worse than the first.
• Were this a 'movi ...
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