Don’t Panic 2                                                  The Final Tribulation                                                        9/30/2001

 

Let’s compare two passages that deal with the Final Tribulation Period (FTP):

 

*   In Matt 24:3 the disciples asked three questions.  The answers to these questions are:

 

*   In Luke 21:7 the disciples asked three questions.  The answers to these questions are:

 

*   Who are those in Judea? Where are we to flee to?

 

*   Notice that “When ye shall see the abomination of desolation” (inside) in Matt 24 relates to “When ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies” (outside). Notice that we shall see it, not hear about it, but see personally.  What is it we are supposed to see?

 

*   The abomination that makes desolate is described in 2 Thess 2:3-11 and Rev 22:18. Notice that 2 Thess 2:11 speaks about  “the lie”.  All the Greek interlinears show this.  What is the lie?

 

*   Jerusalem overrun by armies is described in Rev 11:1-2 and Rev 13:5

 

*   Both events are again described simultaneously in Rev 11:7-8 and Rev 13:7.

 

*   In Jerusalem the high places were not removed.  Because of the abomination inside (Satan was standing in the holy place), God ordered the destruction by the armies of Satan outside, in Jer 25:8-11, Jer 27:6-7, and Jer 29:16-19

 

*   IN Acts 27;41, who broke up the ship?

 

*   Was Jeremiah faithful? Was Jeremiah safe and secure? What are we to do when we see the abomination inside and we see the armies outside?  How can we be faithful?  (1 Cor 1:4-9, 2 Cor 5:17-18, Rev 2:24-25, 1 Pet 5:1-7)