Would the backslidden/lost who have repented due to the 3 days of darkness/harvest still go to the rapture, or will they have to go through the tribulation/great tribulation that comes after the rapture?
Let’s look at this scripture and also Matthew 20 workers parable:
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 22:9-13
The wedding garment spiritually speaking, is something you cannot have without the covering of the blood of CHRIST, for HIS blood cleanses our sins. What makes the bride pure in heart, is about her intentions, pureness of heart, how she comes to The LORD to give everything to HIM, humbleness, not fornicating with the world, she wants to know and do HIS will. The bad and good are the wheat and tares that get separated. The servants went out to tell as much as they can-the bad and the good, in a commission to speak about the gospel of CHRIST. Those who have fully reconciled to GOD are covered in the blood of CHRIST, having their wedding garment that is white, spotless and clean.
The backslidden as pictured in the story of Jonah, when they come back to The LORD, they will be proclaiming the message of GOD of repentance and 40 days warning which Jonah had to proclaim. He went into the East side, and had a booth. He had done what was instructed and then he was put into a safe place.
As mentioned previously, there is a significance that Jonah was on the East side. The East side is normally where the sun rises, where the opposite, that is on the West is where the sun sets (disappearance of the sun). Which means that the East side represents light and West represents darkness. Those children of Israel had lights in their dwelling while darkness came upon the land. This is the protection of GOD and lights here represents the protection of GOD as Jonah was being protected.
The backslidden when they come back to The LORD, as mentioned both the new bride and the early ones will have an APPROXIMATE 40 days harvest timeframe, thus those who have the wedding garment; are covered by the blood will be going, including the backslidden made clean as they are brought back to The LORD to go to the rapture. The LORD wants as many as possible to escape from the tribulation/great tribulation to come.
The bride in those 3 days of darkness are able to get their incorruptible bodies replacing their corruptible body is because she is ready. One of the possibility that the bride after she has got her incorruptible body that is unrecognizable to others, MAY be because she would be in a glorified state, as if she was 50 years old back then, but after the transformation she could be looking so much younger in her 25 years old body. There would be an infusion of The HOLY SPIRIT, where the bride and GOD will be in one. Also, the bride will NOT sin anymore in her incorruptible body. It is a reward for the early transformed bride as a guarantee to heaven and to be able to taste the glory of GOD firsthand, while the late-to-be-bride such as the backslidden and the lost that later come into repentance-they still can go to the rapture when they are in the right standing with GOD on the day of the rapture, it is just that they will get their incorruptible bodies at a later stage. In regards of the backslidden and the lost that have come back to The LORD because of the 3 days event or even those during the last harvest-it is a risk if they are caught up in the world again or are not in a right standing with GOD, having their wedding garments holy and spotless on the day of the rapture.
The backslidden and the lost have to die to self and be refined. They have to proclaim the message of The LORD. Those who will NOT be in the right standing with The LORD at the day of the rapture, will be left behind in tribulation/great tribulation after the rapture. Sudden destruction will come to some that would lead them straight to hell, therefore it is wise to be prepared for The LORD every day before the rapture. They may be martyred and must reject receiving the mark of the beast to have the chance to go to heaven. Of course, they must be in continuous full repentance, full surrender and have an intimate relationship with GOD.
The lost and the backslidden that would preach to the evil world could be counted as a bride. Just as in Matthew 20, see below:
Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. Matthew 20:12
So even the last sheep that have board into the ark, that last sheep will also have the same destiny as those of the early ones, which is rapturing unto heaven. Which means even the very late ones, they still belong to GOD when they repent in time. Salvation offers for all.
But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. Matthew 20:13-16
During the 3 days of darkness, the bride will have lights in their dwellings just as the children of Israel had lights in their dwellings. The bride will be fully protected because she belongs to GOD and already have her wedding garments spotless.
For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. Exodus 12:23
Just as in the old days when the doors have blood marked on it, the destroyer will not come in. Just as the bride, (the bride is a group of true followers of CHRIST here) are covered in the blood of the lamb, they will be fully protected.
As mentioned before, both the sun and the air would be darkened, therefore during the 3 days of darkness everything will be pitch black, except those who are being protected by The LORD. This is because as described in Exodus that it was so dark that people cannot see one another, the overwhelming amount of demons that would burst out from the bottomless pit described in Revelation, as well as probably the least remaining lights which are the stars as described in the scripture below will fall off, which could mean the least of lights will cease from the heaven. The sun is the main source of lights. It could be possible that The LORD may supernaturally involve with the electricity that are on the earth, such as battery powered ones or things that can emit lights without the sun to be ceased to work. Well, forget about the blessed candles…
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; Revelation 6:12-15
In the upcoming post(s), not sure which one exactly, but it is planned to discuss about the earthquake that comes before the 3 days of darkness, further details about the things that would come before the 3 days event and more details about the ones that are NOT in the bride’s group of what they will face that would provide them a chance to come to GOD in repentance.
Part 9 shall be continued in another post.
•King James Version Bible
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