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The Coming Tribulation

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July 13, 2021 8:00 am

The Coming Tribulation

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July 13, 2021 8:00 am

Biblical prophecy tells us that, in the end, God wins, and his kingdom lasts forever. But in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans points out that Scripture also predicts some pretty scary things that’ll happen along the way. Find out about one of the scariest and why it doesn’t have to be!

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You see God as it would be pretty Dr. Tony Evans is we may not be able to completely grasp it now, but that day is coming soon. The wrath of God is fully displayed celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the Trinity biblical prophecy tells us that in the end God when in his kingdom last forever, but it also says there are some pretty scary things destined to happen along the way.

Dr. Evans will tell us about one of them today as he explores the coming tribulation. Let's join him will.

Time this called will, in contrast to the living in the day of May the Lord is when God gives man the free choice to choose or reject him and his Lord.

Chapter 1 is hard to find but chapter 1 of the property described the day of the Lord, I want you to see how serious this is in verse 14 he says great day of the Lord Mayor and coming very quickly day of the Lord Christ that day a day of trouble and distress and desolation the day of darkness and gloom. Clouds and thick darkness a day of trumpet battle cry against the fortified cities and a high tolerance. I will bring distress on men so that they will walk like blind because they have sinned against the Lord and their blood will be poured out like dust in their flesh like Don silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them on the day of the Lord's wrath will be devoured in the fire of his jealousy, for he will make a complete end indeed a terrifying one of all the inhabitants of the earth, you want to be part of that day. This is a when you get to see a side of God you've never seen it just wrath against sin which you have never see you seen the lakes, but not actively will be exposed up in this day of the Lord this tribulation.

That Zephaniah talks about God is going to expose how much he hates sin. He's going to expose it at a worldwide horrific level, but a cursory reading of the book of revelations will let you know you don't want to be when one third of the earth is killed overnight when another court of the Argives.

Another time when comments are coming down from heaven and hitting the earth. You do not want to be here when there is so water turning the blood of the sun being blocked so that there is famine you want to be here when crime is released and evil people.

The newspaper is bad mouth it will be horrific because there will be no restraint.

You do not want to be here when the moon turns the blood want to be here when God releases what he has not yet released and God hopefully show you how simple sin is in his eyes.

Due to the judgment with the wrath of God is fully displayed in the day of the Lord. If you are not the day would even see how God feels about our sin, it would be pretty because he is holy standards are not negotiable, but because of the death of Christ. He holds back tribulation. He releases the tribulation will introduce to us a figure, a person like anybody you've ever met is describe a little bit forthright here in verse three that no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come the tribulation until the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, forecloses and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being the world will be so chaotic they will be looking for somebody to bring to this chaos and there will be one core rises according to second Thessalonians chapter 2 called the longest, the son of destruction, and he will establish himself. It says in verse four and God will position himself, you know his name is called the antichrist. This is the individual who will rise to prominence during this time this is going to happen anytime soon.

That person is already alive. Jesus is going to come back tomorrow. The tribulation starts the next day is already walking the earth is just not been identified yet, depending upon when you these events are going to be inaugurated. This one will be powerful. He will be unlike any you've ever met.

Verse nine that is the one who was coming in accordance with the activity of Satan with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, so this will be so empowered by the people be able to produce things that will be unbelievable. You will go. Did you see that because Satan will be released to empower this man to put on display" will not follow somebody who's doing miracles in front of your face got hocus-pocus down, but now you must cast on Fox news and see you can see it, no matter where you live in the world and everybody will be talking about. Did you see what he did you see how we did that work will be mesmerized by this moment.

Revelation 13 talks about this lawless one and the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore Dragon look in chapter 12 is not intelligent and the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan deceives the whole world, so the Dragon what's this I saw a beast coming up from the sea, having 10 horns on his horns were 10 diadem notice heads were blasphemous names and the beast which I saw was like a leopard like a bad mouth like a lion and the dragon gave the Dragon Satan gave empower his throne and great authority. And I saw his hand those who enslave verse four and they worshiped the Dragon, why because he gave a party to the biggest what's this going to worship the devil because of the magic that the beast is doing database must be right. So let's worship the power of the beast, the power of the beast is the Dragon and the Dragon of the devil. So the biggest is giving praise to the Dragon Dragon is getting worse so there will be devil worship because this man is like he's God that was given to him. Verse five a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemy to act for 42 months. Three and half years.he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name in this tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was given him to make war with the saints, all 12 of the worship worldwide so much power is coming from this man. It's worldwide, but verse 11 then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth with two horns so we got another beast. The second beast is called the false prophet.

So what about introducing you to, I have just introduced you to the unholy Trinity. Satan's purpose has always been to replicate God. He says in Isaiah 14. I will be like the most high God is a triune God, one God, composed of three coequal persons for distinctive personality, one in essence he says well I'm home Trinity because I want to be like God. So Satan comes to be God the father. He gives power to Satan, the sun and there is another beast who gives power to the first beast, so that you have an holy Trinity manifesting themselves in the world. The day of the Lord will be inaugurated with the treaty were told that in Daniel chapter 9 verse 2127 it says that he will antichrist will make a covenant with Israel years saw the Middle East probably got on the problem really Syria, Lebanon is real and you don't rush over there I ran over and got out of ranking I insist you got all this chaos over that with the Bible predicted would happen and this lawless one is will step into the moonless chaos can come up with a peace agreement by dosing the world's great peace and safety. Everything's okay problems but he says in the middle of the tribulation. He will do the abomination of desecration people come into the temple in Jerusalem where he is establish peace and he will say on God, and all hell will break loose. That's the bad news but there's good news to that's where Dr. Evans will pick up at a moment when he continues today's message first so I want to tell you how you can receive our current double resource offer. Tony's book prayers for victory in spiritual warfare will teach you how to come out to heaven and get the help you been needing. Whether you're dealing with everyday issues or some serious strongholds like addiction or anything in between. This luxury addition with a cover that looks and feels like leather is a proven resource that's already being used by over 100,000 readers along with the book will also send you a copy of Tony's current two-volume series, prophecy, and our world.

These 12 full-length messages both downloadable MP3s and CDs dig deep into what the Bible says about the rapture, the tribulation, the second coming, the judgment seat of Christ, and many more terms. You've probably heard but may not understand to get your copy. Just visit Tony make a contribution and will say thanks by sending these 2 Powerful Resources Your Way again that's the club for teaching series, prophecy, and our world and Tony's popular book prayers for victory in spiritual warfare. Just visit Tony to make the arrangements or call 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our resource team members help you have her contact information for you again after part two of today's lesson here is Dr. Evans saw me talking formally because you might be sitting in whom I think will wait a minute you just said if I accepted Jesus Christ to be part of the rapture correct is on the company for the tribulation correct. So what the world is a sermon have to do with me So want to tell you why this matters to you, even though it's not part of your destiny. If you are a Christian, number one when you reject Christ, you open yourself up for satanic deception. Even if you are Christian to be said again, Satan has influence in your life when you reject Christ authority over your life you have now opened up the door for the devil you say, but I thought that was happening in the tribulation open is being practiced now. First John chapter 4 puts it this way below do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world by this you know the Spirit of God.

Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard it is coming, and now it is already in the world you are from God, little children, and have overcome them, because greater is he that's in you than he that in the world. The antichrist is to come. The spirit of antichrist is already sense the spirit of antichrist is here. It's a delusional spirit so you do about the devil if Jesus Christ is not central in your life choices and decision-making the same devil will be all you gotta do is not be committed to Jesus Christ and you have that's why so many people are pulled by television programs sub talkshow host there.

People sound good baffled by personality that they didn't do it because they do not take seriously that confession of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is not open dialogue into your life choices and decision-making. Because the spirit of antichrist is already here.

Chapter 2 verse 18 says a similar thing children. It is the last and just as you antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared. That's we know it is the last antichrist everywhere. They come with the Nikon talk. It sounds like doing things that look like because it is not been measured right we get tricked and tracked at least one of the principal personal experience and emotions must be made subject to the will and word of God, personal experience, and emotions while reading very real. You don't deny the reality but they ought to never be the final decision-maker how I feel and what I experience as true as it is and as real as it is, should never make the final decision God's truth must be able to overrule your experience and your emotions because once God's true I based on your experience and your emotions. You are now subject to the because I feel what happened to them. You can but you are subject to God's word is not the final decision-maker, which leads to another point you need to know only committed Christians can overcome the devil. A lot of folks are Christians, but they have not overcome Satan's influence on their lives because they have not yet made the decision of commitment. Revelation chapter 12 verse 11 reads this way and they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb.

They were saying they overcame the devil become the bone. The lamps don't stop reading and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when they were faced with since three things they overcame the devil with three things. One, the blood of the Lamb. They have accepted Jesus as their substitute and receive the blood of the land for the Christians but to they overcame the devil with the word of the testimony.

Testimony is your public declaration of your association with Jesus Christ. If you are a secret agent Christian. If you are a spiritual CIA representative. If you are a call.

You will not defeat the devil talking about God because that's generic it is your association and testimony of Jesus Christ can handle. And so if you are ashamed of Jesus Christ God bless you. You know I love God All your big guy don't know what it is when you Jesus Christ that can handle the blood that testimony, you cannot be a filing Christian Paul says I am not ashamed of the gospel of salvation. You can talk about your candidate for the Paul was the back of Jesus Christ living God says life more than God what you love you more than you love you and we love us love me some me you love me some new since I want you to love me twice as a listening to his mother and father is like Matthew chapter 10. He cannot be my disciple God wants you to love you more than you love you you know if on the love you more than I love me love you more than I love you so you cannot defeat the devil without commitment, and that's why so many believers live in defeat. Because what they want to say on the way to heaven, but they will have power because the commitment they got religion church but not commitment. Another lesson you need to learn from this.

Even for today is you should be living a life of gratitude for your salvation. If you say no and you know you will be in this day you wake up every day that I'm in today. Everything is for the salvation and the removal history. Finally, you be willing to be a witness. You got relatives and friends: laborers, fellow students, who were headed toward that day and they need to get the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. You know when you want to spend eternity to be share the good news of the free gift of salvation that in this day God is offering all will come to Christ alone. By faith alone must be a willingness to talk about the scandal and impact favorite show to be able to talk a little bit about the son of God might. Dr. Evans will come back in just a moment with a final thought to wrap up this message called the coming tribulation, just ask us about that title. If you'd like to get a copy on CD or digital download to review on your own or share with someone else. Better yet, check with us for details on getting a copy of this entire 12 message series called prophecy in our world. Don't forget, you get both volumes of this collection is or thank you gift, you make a contribution to help us keep Tony's teaching on this station. Color can 24 hour resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222 or visit us were all the details are waiting for you and if you make your contribution right away will also include a special bonus. The high quality keepsake edition of Tony's book prayers for victory in spiritual warfare. But remember this is a special, limited time offer so don't wait visit Tony or reach out to our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 team members are always on hand to help you.

Again, that's 1-800-800-3222. You know it's easy for modern life and the constant onslaught of social media and cultural concerns to distract us from paying attention to God. But in his next message. Dr. Evans will talk about a time coming. When ignoring Jesus simply won't be an option right now though his back with one final point for today. Another lesson you need to learn from this season for today is you should be living a life of gratitude for your salvation. If you say no and you know you will be in this day and today everything I salvation and the removal of the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans is brought to you by the celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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