Many people like the idea of a final great revival during the tribulation period that will see hundreds swept into the kingdom.  One great final blast that will see countless numbers saved.  Believe me we need more than ever a revival to shake us all up.  I sincerely hope that this world would indeed see  one more revival to sweep across these lands.  But when we begin to look through scripture on the subject of the tribulation period I simply don’t see any great revival to speak off.

Rev 13:7- And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

 Rev 16: 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

2 Thess 2: 9 [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Now do any of these verses give the impression that the world will be converted at the last moment?

Rom 1: 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient

Whilst this verse is fundamentally about homosexuality, there is something more God is speaking of here.  Gods grace continues to withhold or restrain mankind from the worst, but  inevitably there seems to come a point where that striving against God comes to a pont of no return.

Rom 1: 21-23 ….. but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

God has laid out before us the downward steps that leads mankind to this inevitable place, where it’s simply says “THEY BECAME FOOLS.”

Judgement takes place not because there is this mass revival, but because mankind has so strived to break the boundaries and shake off the confines God has placed upon them. Inevitable God releases them to their own desires.  God never created man to be an automaton, a Robot that obeys because he has no choice.  Gods grace is when he restrains the world.  It is his judgement when he no longer does .  God wants man to freely choose the right way and the right way is life.  But the wrong way only brings darkness and sorrow.

There is something very terrible when man is allowed to give full expression to his deepest darkest imagination.  There is a darkness that is so terrible and so horrible that even God does not want mankind to plummet to.  There are consequences when someone so resists the grace of God that God has no other option than to pronounce judgement.  That starts with God-given someone over to their wickedness.   In the end when man is allowed full sway inevitable his world spins out of control.

I would love there to be an end time revival by God,  but sadly I don’t see it.  Many scriptures are used to suggest their might be one:

Rev 7: 9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands

If this number takes place during the GREAT TRIBULATION period as many believe , Note what it says “NO MAN CAN NUMBER.”   How can that be if the world goes after the antichrist.

We see two senarios taking place at the same time.  With one the world follows the antichrist,  The other the world gets saved and follows Jesus. How can we reconcile this problem ?  We simply cant.

Either the world will be saved or they will not be lost.  They will either follow the Jesus or follow the antichrist.  Both cannot happen at the same time.  The numbers simply don’t add up.

Rev 7: 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

They ” CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION ,” But that is different from the phrase we often used to today to describe the GREAT TRIBULATION PERIOD. Which is a modern usage of the term which describes a specific period.  But in Rev 7: 14  It only says they did, not when they did.  We are simply taking a modern definition and squeezing the passage in revelation to fit  it.

 Christians today are indeed going through GREAT TRIBULATION under the persecution by Moslems.  The same term can equally apply.  For when in history have we seen such large-scale persecution of believers across the world.

If anything what we are seeing  is mass deception in the last days on a large-scale, where evil spirits will go forth to deceive the world into worshipping and giving their allegiance to the antichrist.  Those who receive the mark are given over to be judged.    How can these same people be converted when even scripture makes it clear they are damned? 

Now if there is to be a revival during this period it will not be one that is orchestrated by God.  What we see is lying signs and wonders by a false prophet or workers of iniquity.  These so-called miracles will convince the world in a direction that speaks of doom.  Is it any wonder that so many have gone after the newest pope to sit on the papal seat?  He has so far done nothing to clean house and yet the media and the people are running after him like he is the new messiah on the block.  Whilst I have no doubt that he is not “the” Antichrist, he  is very much part of the false prophet who has usurped the throne and title of God on earth.  Much of what we see going on today is the basis of evil spirits going forth to cause strife and upheaval.  All in preparation for the man of perdition to step out from behind the curtain to convince the world that together they can bring forth peace.  As one united people they can even shake their fist at God and win.  Determine their own future under the leadership of this false man of peace.  Peace sadly is not what will materialise.  

There is no doubt that the last few years has seen an increasing number of false so-called revivals from the Toronto Blessing  to  Todd Bentley.  All of which did nothing but mock true Christianity and held it up  to the world as a joke.  Never mind the number of false christ claiming to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.  False date settings whose predictions came and went and nothing happened. other than the world once again laughed their socks off.  Harold Camping was not the first to set dates, As far back as Hall Lindsey with the Late Great Planet Earth book and the more recent Left Behind series.  Many of which offered up intriguing senarios of the last days. and how the rapture would come about.  Sadly time has moved on and Halls books now collect dust on books shelfs.  Whilst these books offer up a glimmerof what could happen, time has shown that things have not quite worked out as they had hoped.   Whilst I am convinced concerning the prophetic end times , I am also persuaded that there is much room for greater understanding.  That may mean getting completly away from writers who made their money out of such books but got it predominetly wrong.

The number of false prophets  that have risen in recent days continue to astound , sometimes so numerous that one cannot even begin to count them.  As more and more make an appearance almost daily. 




  1. uriahisaliveandwell says:

    The format you are using is a great improvement over what you were doing. Easier on the eyes and far more acceptable to those who find an excuse to dismiss the Truth, The Way, and The Life.

    Linda Pappas

    • holyghostman says:

      Will there be a great outpouring of the Holy Ghost before trib. I do not know but dont count on it. Sin is rampent and I believe our job is the ministry of winning souls to Christ. This is as the days of Noah. He preached 120 yrs. and then the flood came. Compare the flood to tribulation. We must be like the five wise virgins. Have oil in our lamps. The church as a whole are steeped in mental assent and not Christ. They are looking for prosperity and feel me good sermons. We must be in Christ and repent of our wicked ways. Because the next great event will be the rapture.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s