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10 Days to the Rapture

10 Days to the Rapture

10 Days to the Rapture

Precious fruit of the earth

Revelation 2:10

by Craig C. White

The Rapture is preceded and followed by the salvation of many souls. There are two periods of time when great numbers of people are saved and brought into the Church. The first was when Jesus preached to Israel and his disciples preached the gospel throughout the world. The second occurs at the end of the Church age, before and after the Rapture. The harvesting of many souls culminates during the Tribulation (Revelation 7:14). These periods are accompanied by three things.

1) The Preaching of the gospel (Luke 4:18, Revelation 14:6).

2) The Saving work of the Holy Spirit.

3) The Persecution of the church.

All of these things happened two thousand years ago. All of these things are happening today. The Church today is suffering terrible persecution, especially in the old world. Persecution of Christians has been elevating starting around 2005. In many countries Christians have been killed and have been disallowed assembly. In the midst of the most anti-christian countries God is saving many souls. I think God is saving whosoever will come to him to deliver them from the time of Tribulation that is soon to come on all the Earth (Act 2:21).

The first 3 chapters of Revelation are Jesus’ letters to the Churches in Asia Minor (namely Turkey and Greece). Many Bible commentators have assigned time periods to each of the seven churches mentioned in Revelation (Rev 1:11). We are not instructed to do so. Instead each letter is addressed to “He that hath an ear”. So each Church message contains edification and correction for churches of all time periods.

To the church in Smyrna Jesus wrote:

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

The early church suffered persecution at the hands of the Roman Empire. The later Church is now suffering at the hands of the reemerging World Empire. Just as the early church had “tribulation ten days” (Revelation 2:10). I think that the current tribulation of the Church will last a relatively short period of time, perhaps on the order of ten years before the Tribulation begins. This is not a hard and fast rule. I am making a judgment based on Revelation 2:10, plus the recent rise in Christian persecution, and also on the contemporary formations of world governments (read my commentary titled The Leopard is Upon Us), and also on the gathering battle of Gog and Magog (read my commentary titled Magog Made Easy). In other words I see end time prophecies on the march.

I would like to point out that the ten days of suffering that Christians will endure may also describe a relatively brief period of persecution that will happen at the time that the Antichrist is revealed just before the Resurrection and Rapture. Revelation 2:10 was written to the Church in Smyrna which is in Turkey today. So Rev 2:10 may be addressing Christian persecution specifically in Turkey. Turkish President Erdogan has declared war between cross and crescent, between Christianity and Islam.

James tells Christians to patiently wait for the latter rain and the fruit of the earth.

Jas 5:7-8 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

James is telling us to wait for the saving work of the Holy Spirit and the harvest of souls in the latter church period. We should wait patiently for the Resurrection and Rapture. The Church today is being severely persecuted; world governments are a wreck; and God is saving many people in improbable places.

Note: There is a national turning to Jesus by Israel at the end of the tribulation. (Zec 12).

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  1. Gail Broussard

    I find your writings very interesting with insite I hadn’t seen before I have always been interested in endtime teaching since I’ve been a new christian but in the last 20 years the church as a whole have not been preparing the people except for a few prophesy teachers so this refreshing

    God Bless
    Gail Broussard

    1. hightimetoawake

      Hi Gail. Thank you so much for your encouraging words. So few Christians understand the end time prophetic events that are happening all around them. I am personally encouraged to know that you are listening with open ears. God bless you. Craig C. White

  2. Fundile

    Hi Craig.

    Listening to some bible prophesy teachers, I’m beginning to believe that the rupture will happen during one of the feast of Israel. I’ve checked your Commentaries for this teaching and could not found one.

    I would like your opinion on this topic.

    Not looking down on other bible teachers, I have found your teaching as I daily check your Facebook and listen to your YouTube as the best I have come across. I so wish you can have a Television channel or program for the Christian World to listen to you..

  3. Fred Deatrich

    If Rabbai Glick has the temple rebuilt, how long would it take and how ornate would it be compared to descriptions of the last temple?

    1. hightimetoawake

      You can see the next temple on Google maps. https://hightimetoawake.com/2016/12/10/next-temple-now-shown-on-google-maps/

  4. hightimetoawake

    But of that day and hour knoweth no man
    What day is this referring to?
    By Craig C. White

    A lot of Christians point to this verse and conclude that nobody can know the day that Jesus Christ returns for his Church at the Rapture.

    Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

    But which “day” is Jesus referring to? Jesus is not referring to the day of the Rapture. Jesus is not referring to his second coming. Jesus is telling the Jews living around Jerusalem to watch for the Antichrist approaching. The Antichrist along with his armies will enter Jerusalem and capture or kill the Jews living there. This day begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation.

    Jesus warned of great danger in Jerusalem and Judea at a time when its citizens were living their daily lives as usual. He said that it would be like the days of Noah just before the flood. He said that life would be going on normally just like in Sodom before God rained fire upon the city. The following verses do not pertain to Church age believers. They are not describing an abundance of sin on earth. They are not describing the days before the Rapture. They do not refer to Jesus Christ’s second coming. They apply to the region around Jerusalem. It will be life as usual just before the Antichrist invades Jerusalem and Judea during the middle of the seven year tribulation period. This begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation (Mat 24:21).

    Luke 17:26-29 And as it was in the days of Noe (Noah), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

    Mat 24:37-39 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

    In the verse above, the “Son of man” isn’t referring to Jesus Christ. The Son of man is the Antichrist! One minute things will be happening as usual. Then suddenly Israel’s enemies will attack!

    Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

    Read One shall be taken and the other left https://hightimetoawake.com/one-shall-be-taken-and-the-other-left/

    if you really want to understand Matthew 24 then read my book Judea Flee! Jerusalem Wait! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUENCKX
    It was written to the Jews just like Matthew 24.

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