"Woe to those who yearn for the day of Jehovah! What, then, will the day of Jehovah mean for you? It will be darkness, and not light" (Amos 5:18)
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"Woe to those who yearn for the day of Jehovah! What, then, will the day of Jehovah mean for you? It will be darkness,
and not light" (Amos 5:18). The article below, about the great tribulation is written in the same mind of Amos 5:18, seriousness and sadness. When a meteorologist or a team of engineers, analyze the terrifying satellite images of a category 5 cyclone, with
winds exceeding 300 km / h (160 knot/h), their feelings could be very mixed. They are between the need to warn the populations concerned, without triggering a general panic, which could worsen the situation. It is the same with regard to the great tribulation:
There is a biblical duty to warn, without panicking people. It is necessary to show that the great tribulation is a very close event, which will really happen, while showing as clearly as possible, what it is necessary to do to survive. Jesus Christ himself
announced this great tribulation, with a particular reference to the prophecy of Daniel:
"During that time Michael will stand up, the great prince who is standing in behalf of your people.
And there will occur a time of distress such as has not occurred since there came to be a nation until that time" (Daniel 12:1).
"For then there will be great tribulation such as has
not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again" (Matthew 24:21).
(The important biblical purpose, is to have good relationships with God and his Son Jesus Christ, through prayer, a behavior according to the Will of God and by reading and applying the Bible every day)
(What to do before and during the great tribulation, in order to come out of the
great tribulation and to come in the earthly paradise?)
The prophecy of Daniel, and also, the prophecy of the Revelation, announce that there will be a great
crowd of survivors:
"And during that time your people will escape, everyone who is found written down in the book" (Daniel 12:1).
"After this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands.
(…) In response one of the elders said to me: “These who are dressed in the white robes, who are they and where did they come from?” So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These
are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb" (Revelation 7:9,13,14).
It is the prophecy of Zechariah
which gives the most precise information about the great tribulation, regarding this "great crowd", which will come out of the great tribulation: "And in all the land,” declares Jehovah, “Two parts in it will be cut off and perish; And the third
part will be left remaining in it. And I will bring the third part through the fire; And I will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people,’
And they will say, ‘Jehovah is our God" (Zechariah 13:8,9). God divides mankind into three "parts" (H6310 Strong's Concordance: "פֶּה" (peh) "part"). At first, one might think that it would be "three parts" equal,
or three "thirds" (H7992 Strong's Concordance "שְׁלִישִׁי" (sheliyshiy) "a third"). In the Hebrew text, it is a question of the first two parts (peh) and the third (sheliyshiy), according to the context of this sentence, third "part". So, these three parts
of humanity are not necessarily the same number of humans (That is "Three Third"). To know what represent these three "parts" of mankind regarding the biblical context, we must take attention to the dramatic celebration of the Day of Atonement, Ethanim,10
(The great crowd of all nations, peoples and languages
will come out of the great tribulation (Revelation 7:9-17))
Many biblical prophecies designate the great tribulation as the "Day of Jehovah". While referring
to it, this article will primarily rely on the prophecy Zechariah, to know what is the great tribulation and when it will happen.
(Jesus Christ described the signs that would announce the proximity of the great tribulation)
What is the Great Tribulation?