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To: GrandEagle
My understanding is that the tribulation period starts with the opening of the seals in Rev. 6 and the great tribulation period with the opening of the seventh seal in Rev. 8. This corresponds with Daniel's seventieth week Dan. 9:27. The seals, trumpets and vials are all judgments of God and from Rev. 9 on to Rev. 16 at least five times in the face of God's wrath the unbelievers refuse to repent and God finally says "that's enough".

The Millennial reign is the other side of God's wrath. For an extended period the unbelieving nations will experience God's peaceful reign under the governorship of believers with the presence of Jesus and in the end will still choose to follow Satan. At the Great White Throne judgment they will be without excuse and no one will say "if only I had a chance".

Again, reasonable minds can differ on this for we only see these things dimly. Just be prepared. Like Blake in "Jerusalem" (my paraphrase)

"Give me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,"
(till Thy Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven)
21 posted on 02/24/2006 1:28:22 PM PST by blue-duncan
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To: blue-duncan

"Give me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,"
(till Thy Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven)



That is lovely. I've never seen it before. Thank you so much for sharing it here.


34 posted on 02/25/2006 1:39:04 AM PST by .30Carbine (amen)
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To: blue-duncan
Again, reasonable minds can differ on this for we only see these things dimly. Just be prepared.
On this there can be no doubt my brother (or sister) in Christ!

Have a great day!
GE
43 posted on 02/25/2006 7:41:34 AM PST by GrandEagle
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