“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV)
“But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:20,21 (KJV)
“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression…” Daniel 9:24 (KJV)
- GOD WILL USE SATAN AS HIS ROD OF JUDGMENT: “O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.” Isaiah 10:5,6 (KJV). When God decided to test Job, and thoroughly purge him of his self-righteousness, He used a very unlikely means by which to accomplish it. God sent Satan to put Job through a fiery trial that brought him certainly to the end of himself, and nearly to the end of his life. In the time of Jacob’s trouble, God will again send Satan against His chosen people the Jews, and in that time obedience to God will absolutely come at the cost of your own life. When Jesus opens the First Seal in Revelation 6, Antichrist is released, and the Jews will follow him as thinking that he is their promised Messiah.
- THIS JUDGMENT COMES BECAUSE OF ISRAEL’S DISOBEDIENCE: “Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked: But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem. Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;” Amos 2:4-6 (KJV). The Jews have forgotten that they are God’s chosen people, and the time of Jacob’s trouble is their wake-up call to return to Him. Even in most Jewish synagogues today, there is no real mention of the Law of the Lord, there is no relationship between the Jews and God. Yes, they call themselves the ‘people of the Book’, but that’s mostly lip service. The Jews are still serving other gods, and the actual God who swore a covenant with Abraham, will not all that to stand. He would be neither a good or righteous God if He did.
- ONLY A REMNANT OF THE JEWS WILL SURVIVE: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Revelation 12:12 (KJV)
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” 2 Thessalonians 2:11 (KJV)