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The Tribulation.

Looking up the word Tribulation in a dictionary one gets the following answers: "Great affliction, trial, or distress; suffering." "An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith." Both explanations point to a period of trial or tests and that's exactly what the Scriptures tell us the Tribulation Period is all about.

In Revelation 3:10 we read that there will be a time called "the hour of testing" and "that hour of testing" will come upon the whole world, that is, all mankind. That hour is coming upon all the world to "test" those who dwell on the earth!!!

You see, those who dwell on the earth will be unbelievers, as the believers, ("the Church" or "Body of Christ" or "Bride of Christ"), have just been RAPTURED into the air to meet their Lord and Saviour. They won't go through that our of testing because they believed the Gospel and trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

Those who have been LEFT BEHIND at the Rapture, "those who dwell upon the earth" are the people who either never heard of the Gospel or those who heard the Gospel but didn't believe it or rejected it.

They will be facing a period called "the hour of testing" which is also called the Tribulation Period. This Tribulation period will be the worst time the earth has ever experienced and never again will experience such a terrible time again. The apostle Matthew in Matthew 24:21 describes it like this "For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.

This period of time will for a duration of about 7 years and will be under the evil satanic powers of the Beast and the False Prophet, both antichrists. THe will unleash a fury of hate and destruction upon the world and the people that dwell upon the earth.

It wil be period of war, famine, diseases, torment, demons, murder, rape earthquakes, floods, extreme heat, thirst etc. All the disasters that are happening around the world at present will be insignificant to that what is to come soon.

This might sound very much as an alarmist, but that is exactly what I want to be. I want to alarm you about what's going to happen shortly according to the Word of God. People all around the world, including here in New Zealand, are wondering what is happening to this world of ours and to the planet Earth.

When will this period or "hour of testing" start? The answer to this is simple and clear. It will start shortly after the RAPTURE of the Church.

This in turn provokes the question when will the Rapture take place? Again the answer to this question is also very simple and clear. The Rapture can take any moment. no prophecy has to be fulfilled before this event takes place. Having said this, the Rapture WON'T take place until the last stone the Church of God has been fixed in place. When the Church (the Bride of Christ) is complete then will the Father say to His Son, "Go and get her and bring her home". Only the Father knows that moment.

To understand this go to the topic pages called "The different groups of Saints" and "The Church, the Body of Christ, The Bride of Christ"