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The Great Consummation

Renaming of “The Great Tribulation”

The word consummation can be defined as the bringing of something to a satisfying, complete, full or final conclusion.  The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the word consummation: to complete in every detail.

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The Great Consummation is a prophetic season or period which will take place during the biblical era (in which we currently live) known as the Latter Days. What is most commonly, though mistakenly, referred to as the Great Tribulation is actually only one piece of a two-part covenant, which plays out during the Latter Days. The book, “This Side of the Whirlwind” changes the name “The Great Tribulation” into “the Great Consummation” based on a more appropriate communication of God’s purpose for this period and prophecy. Within the fulfillment of the Great Consummation there is a two and a half year tribulation period. This is not to be confused with the seven year miscalculation attributed to the Great Tribulation. More precisely, the Great Consummation is made up of both a tribulation period and a time known as the Wrath of God. According to scripture, the actual tribulation period itself will be a time of great trouble, unlike any time of trouble in the history or future of the human race (Daniel 12:1, Matthew 24:21). The Bible frequently refers to the Wrath of God as the Day of the Lord.

Wail, for the day of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty. Because of this, all hands will go limp, every heart will melt with fear. Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame. See, the day of the Lord is coming—a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger—to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. (Isaiah 13:6–9 NIV)

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The title, the Great Consummation, incorporates elements of both tribulation and wrath. The name, the Great Tribulation, did not fully represent the correct and complete interpretation of this profound period. At the time I wrote the book “This Side of the Whirlwind” I believed Christendom had not previously used the designation the Great Consummation I have since become disabused of that notion being made aware of previous writings though still devoid of present-day revelations contained within my book. Christendom simply did not recognize the Tribulation Period and the Wrath of God are separate events. As will be explained, these misinterpretations were an intentional effect of God’s purposes and plans for the Time of the Gentiles, also known as the Church Age. God sealed up a portion of the knowledge until the Latter Days. The Latter Days are now!

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“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase” (Daniel 12:4 NKJV).

And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand. (Daniel 12:9-10 NKJV)

The Tribulation Period will take place during the Great Consummation; therefore, when you see the expression, the Great Consummation in any text or post related to This Side of the Whirlwind know it refers to a combination of both a Tribulation Period and the Wrath of God.

The Latter Days, or End Times, as they are often called, began approximately two years after the time of Jacob’s trouble (also known as the Holocaust of WWII). The Latter Days either began with or a short time before the restoration of Israel as a nation. At that time the people and Nation of Israel reemerged in the Promised Land, which became recognized as a sovereign state. Israel will possess the Promised Land up until and beyond the time of the Battle of Armageddon. Following this period of upheaval, the Messiah will be anointed King and then assume His rightful place on the throne of David according to scripture. As has been proven within the text of “This Side of the Whirlwind,” Jesus Christ is the Messiah of God’s Word!

Every Christian should be grossly aware the Great Consummation as a whole will be a very difficult time in which Christendom worldwide will suffer great upheaval. The Tribulation Period provides a separation process by which God divides Christians (true believers) from pseudo-Christians (lukewarm Christians). The Tribulation Period is a preparation process for a season of reward or potentially punishment. Before and during the Great Consummation, the majority of humanity will openly reject God, His Son Jesus Christ, and Christianity as a whole. Rejection of Christianity and its morals, and values is currently being experienced worldwide. In order to separate true Christians from pseudo-Christians God will cause the Body of Christ to be scattered over the face of the earth. Because of the Mark of the Beast, Christians will not be able to purchase food, pay their mortgages, make rent payments, or take care of their taxes. True and faithful Christians will be forced to choose between remaining faithful to their Savior or receiving “The Mark”.  Once the Rapture has taken place, the remainder of humanity will suffer God’s wrath and judgment. More information on the Great Consummation and the Tribulation Period is detailed in “This Side of the Whirlwind” chapter 14, “The Great Tribulation Versus the Wrath of God.”TSWW BK Cover

Many who support the concept of Pretribulation Rapture do so believing the purpose of the Tribulation Period is the fulfillment of God’s Wrath. It is also considered a period for which Israel will have time to prepare for their coming Messiah. Such proponents often believe the Body of Christ has fulfilled its purpose here on earth, at least for the time being. Based on this erroneous theory, advocates forward the idea the Body of Christ will be raptured before the Tribulation Period so God’s Wrath can begin (1 Thessalonians 5:9). Furthermore, they believe God’s chosen, the nation of Israel, will remain to endure tribulation. In fact, there is actually scriptural support to corroborate the idea the nation of Israel will be preparing for the coming of the foretold Messiah during the Tribulation Period.

By design, the Israelites missed Jesus’s visitation (Isaiah 35:10, 43:3-4, 51:10, 59:9-10). For the most part, they still await their warrior Messiah/King. They are right to wait. The Israelites expect a king to ride victoriously into Jerusalem and deliver them from their oppressors. The prophecy is soon to be fulfilled!

Unbeknownst to the majority of the Israeli people, Jesus will soon return a third time with the Body of Christ in order to deliver Israel (not as they suppose) rather, from the oppression of sin and death, just as the Lord Jesus has saved all Christendom.To accomplish this task, Jesus fulfilled the first half of a two part covenant during His ministry spanning three and a half years. The second half of that covenant of Jesus Christ, the covenant designed to save the willing of humanity, is still pending with three elements remaining for its completion:

  • completion of all prophecies and visions[1]
  • application of the covenant’s separation process followed by God’s judgment or curses[2]
  • Jesus assuming the throne of David, thereby fulfilling the Davidic covenant (an everlasting deliverance for the Israelites)[3]

At the end of the Battle of Armageddon, which is also not far off, every Israelite will be presented with an opportunity for deliverance from their sin into a genuine relationship with God (for now, they have an arms-length relationship through their religion). Yet in the light of all miracles and proofs, there will remain a few Israelites who will continue to reject Christ’s propitiation simply because the idea of Jesus does not come as they have always expected.[4]

Understanding these revelations and concepts is essential to debunking false End Times rapture doctrines. The Israelites are not the focus of the Latter Days; rather, it is the Body of Christ. As a whole, the tribulation is about the separation of the saints and the prophetic fulfillment of all related prophecies during the Time of the Gentiles or Church Age.

While it is true that during the Great Consummation, the nation of Israel will be preparing for the coming of their rightful messiah, it is not true this is the period’s primary purpose. The main purpose for the Great Consummation is the separation of the true Christians from the pseudo-Christians and subsequent judgment of the wicked in completion of Christ’s covenant. The Time of the Gentiles was established to provide salvation to the broadest possible group of humanity. In order to achieve this goal, it was necessary to fulfill the prophecies and edicts God ordained and established in Daniel 9:24–27 (which refers to the Seventy Weeks of Daniel). To accomplish this task, the Great Consummation contains a separation process to distinguish between the true church and the pseudo-church. This process is called the Tribulation Period and is followed by a season known as the Wrath of God. The combination of these two elements comprises the overall Great Consummation.

The Tribulation Period will span two and one half years.

The Wrath of God will span one year.

Collectively, the Great Consummation will span three and a half years even as Christ’s ministry spanned three and a half years for a total of seven years as outlined in the original guidelines of the covenant (Daniel 9:24-27). Pay close attention to verse 27.

The Great Consummation is the second half of Christ’s seven year covenant. The entire period is designed to complete all remaining visions and prophecies pertinent to Christ’s Covenant to include the last two edicts of the covenant: to seal up the vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy.  The Covenant of Jesus Christ spans seven years: 3½ years for Christ’s ministry and 3½ years for the Great Consummation.

The Great Consummation is the completion or second half to God’s plan for humanity’s salvation. The way is wide to destruction and narrow to salvation.

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Steve

[1] Isaiah 61:1–2, Daniel 9:24–27.

[2] Isaiah 61:1–2, Daniel 9:24–27.

[3] 2 Samuel 7:12–16.

[4] Philippians 2:10–11.

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