The Decimation 5a
One of the tragic misunderstandings in the Pre, Mid and Post-Tribulation teachings as well as the A-Millennial and Preteristic viewpoints is the idea of Tribulation Saints. Tribulation Saints as presented by these false doctrines represent those individuals, Lukewarm Christians and or secular peoples, who come to the knowledge of Jesus as Lord AFTER the Resurrection and Rapture of the Body of Christ has taken place. BAD doctrine!
Once again, these wrong minded teachings are the result of Christendom not having the entire message for the End Times. Remember, the Prophets Daniel and John were told by God to, “…Shut up the words and seal the book until the “Time of the End,” (Daniel 8:11-26; 12:4-9 and Revelation 10:1-7).
WE ARE the Tribulation Saints!
Those Christians living in the Latter Days “right now” will be the Tribulation Saints. Granted, only those who actually alive during the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation will be true Tribulation Saints, but most of us “today” will fit into that category.
Bear in mind, the Tribulation Period or Great Tribulation is not the Wrath of God!
That’s right, the Great Tribulation is a Separation period designed to separate True-Christians from Pseudo-Christians also known as the Lukewarm.
By the way, this Post will be divided into 2-Posts due to the volume of information required to effectively break down this subject thoroughly. I realize it is a new subject to most.
Remember… Great Tribulation is not God’s Wrath!
Here’s what God’s Word has to say about those living during the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation.
(Excerpt from This Side of the Whirlwind, the Coming Apocalypse)
Joel 1 Verses and Commentary
Joel 1 is presented using the New International Version of the Bible (NIV):
The word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. Hear this, you elders; listen, all who live in the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your days or in the days of your ancestors? (Joel 1:1–2)
- Joel’s prophesies did not come to pass before or during his lifetime or during the generations of his people; neither have they come to pass since Israel first received his prophecies. Nevertheless, as will be seen, the book of Joel was and is divinely written.
- I made the previous statement with the highest level of certainty, knowing the descriptions given by Joel in Joel 2:4–11 and John in Revelation 9:7–11 represent the same locust attacks, which will soon take place during the Wrath of God portion of the Great Consummation.
- Evidence is to follow.
“Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation” (Joel 1:3).
- The event being forecast will not happen for many generations, even generations upon generations.
- In fact, the events foretold throughout the pages of Joel relate to the fifth trumpet of the Latter Days during the Great Consummation.
“What the locust swarm has left the great locusts have eaten; what the great locusts have left the young locusts have eaten; what the young locusts have left other locusts have eaten” (Joel 1:4).
- The all-consuming attack implicit in verse 4 refers to the stripping away of God’s saving grace over the earth’s population during the Latter Days.
- The calamity referenced will strip human receptivity to God’s love and offer of salvation. During the Latter Days, a great falling away will remove access to the fruit (Christians), the plant (Christian ministries), and its root system (Christ, the Restrainer and God’s laws, taken out of the way) have been taken from humanity, leaving nothing upon which to nurture a genuine relationship with Christ. All will be consumed—the entire good message and all of its produce along with all insight yet to come of any spiritual value.
- The torment humanity will endure will be overwhelming during the days of the seven trumpets of judgment. This will be the time for God’s Wrath!
- Globally, the separation from Christ’s Spirit will be palpable and one of the primary reasons so many unbelievers will seek vengeance and death.
“Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you drinkers of wine; wail because of the new wine, for it has been snatched from your lips” (Joel 1:5).
- The first sentence relates to those Christians who are spiritually sleeping when they should be watching and believing for the return of Christ, these are the lazy or misguided Christians.
- The new wine is, of course, the new covenant of Jesus Christ, the New Testament.
- Salvation will no longer be available, for it has been snatched from the people’s grasp (John 9:4-5).
“A nation has invaded my land, powerful and without number; it has the teeth of a lion, the fangs of a lioness” (Joel 1:6).
- The Beast is a ferocious and powerful invader who invades the holy places of Christendom, wreaking havoc.
- This is not Israel. Rather, this is the territory of God’s people, the Body of Christ.
- During the Great Consummation, the Beast will be given power to overcome and shatter the power of God’s holy people (Daniel 8:23-25; Revelation 13:1-8). The Body of Christ will be under attack by the Beast and the secular world.
- Everywhere Christendom exists, the Beast and his followers will temporarily have rule.
“It has laid waste my vines and ruined my fig trees. It has stripped off their bark and thrown it away, leaving their branches white” (Joel 1:7).
- God’s vines represent the Body of Christ.
- The fig tree represents the government and physical nation of Israel.
- The olive tree represents the spiritual nation of Israel (Romans 11:17–24).
- The invading nation has laid waste to the Body of Christ, eliminating all physical and spiritual Christian resources among the cities and general populations where possible.
- Israel will also be isolated from the rest of the world as the Kingdoms of the North and South start to make war with God’s holy people, placing Israel under political siege and later under physical literal military siege.
“Mourn like a virgin in sackcloth grieving for the betrothed of her youth” (Joel 1:8).
- As a new bride would weep for her lost bridegroom, so the Body of Christ will weep for the Restrainer, Jesus Christ, who has been taken out of the way.
- Christendom has also lost every aspect of religious support within cities and towns.
- The entire Christian system has been laid waste by the authorities and the Beast’s ideologies.
- The church is the Bride and Jesus is the Bridegroom.
“Grain offerings and drink offerings are cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests are in mourning, those who minister before the LORD” (Joel 1:9).
- The grain offering, also known as either the meat or meal offering, symbolizes salvation through a relationship with Jesus Christ—saved by grace.
- The drink offering symbolizes the joy of the Lord through a relationship with Jesus Christ and also represents the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
- Jesus instructed His disciples to drink His blood and eat His flesh in remembrance of Him. The required observance involves both the drink and meal offerings.
- The symbolism within verse 9 presents the loss of access to salvation during the time of the Great Consummation. Salvation will no longer be available for the lost souls. Christians will still have their salvation and relationship with Christ and the Holy Spirit.
- In John 9:4, Jesus says, “The night is coming when no one man can work.” Jesus spoke of a time when salvation would no longer be available. That time is coming!
“The fields are ruined, the ground is dried up; the grain is destroyed, the new wine is dried up, the olive oil fails” (Joel 1:10).
- The ruined fields signify a lack of potential access and converts to Christianity—no access to spiritual planting or growth.
- The grain that is destroyed refers to new or potential Christians, those who could have received salvation but caved to the Mark of the Beast or bow before the Beast or his image.
- The salvation message of Jesus Christ is the new wine that has become dried up and no longer available.
- The failing olive oil speak to inaccessibility to the comfort and anointing of the Holy Spirit. This especially relates to the Israelites at that time.
(End of Excerpt)
Okay, this is where we stop for today. The Decimation 5b will bring the conclusion of this “No New Salvation” message.
We’ll try to get “The Decimation 5b” out as soon as possible. Until then…
Have a blessed day and don’t forget to prepare and share the message of Jesus Christ with someone TODAY!
The Tribulation Period is coming and the return of the Lord follows not long after that.
Are you preparing?
We are, so it might take a few days to get back to the Decimation 5b.
God bless! :0) —
 Revelation 3:3.
 Revelation 13:2.
 John 15:5a, Jesus said, “I am the vine, and you are the branches.”
 Matthew 24:32, Jesus said, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree.” Jesus referred to Israel during the Latter Days.