Those who believe that there MUST BE a Rapture in order to keep men SAFE FROM THE HOUR OF TRIAL need to consider that nowhere in this verse does it say he will take them away from the Tribulation.
Please note in this verse:
“Because you have kept the word of My endurance [My command to persevere], I will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial, that hour which is about to come on the whole [inhabited] world, to test those who live on the earth,” Revelation 3:10.
Note that it says: WILL KEEP YOU SAFE FROM THE HOUR OF TRIAL which is about to come upon the whole Earth.
Does God limit himself to a Rapture in order to keep his People SAFE?
Is God bound to take them out of harms way in order to keep them, or can God keep men safe IN THE FIRE and very tribulation and trials?
The answer is YES and GOD CAN keep his People totally safe when all the world is on fire. God can and will according to this passage keep them SAFE.
Next then let us consider WHO HE IS TALKING ABOUT IN THIS PASSAGE.
Who are those He promises to keep Safe?
If you will carefully read this verse it is found in the context of the LETTER TO THE CHURCH OF PHILADELPHIA.
The Church of Philadelphia was and is the only Church mentioned out of seven in which He did not FIND FAULT.
All the other Churches in the Revelation had Fault which was pointed out by Christ. The Church of Philadelphia is known as the CHURCH OF REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
Because they “KEPT THE WORD OF MY ENDURANCE [COMMANDS TO PRESERVE] the LORD said only to them that He would keep them from the terrible hour of trial.
It must then be noted that this promise does NOT INCLUDE ALL CHRISTIANS.
Those who teach the traditional and original Pre-Tribulation doctrine, do teach that ALL BELIEVERS SAVED will be taken up and into SAFE HEAVENS.
Years ago, I was trained and taught in a Baptist College, that ALL CHRISTIANS WOULD BE RAPTURED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIBULATION.
They went on to say that the Christian Church is not even found in the Book of Revelation between Chapter 4:1 and Chapter 19, and that all mentioned refereed only to the Jews.
Farther study will reveal that the rapture believer teaches that the Tribulation was and is the 70th week of Daniels prophecy, and it was given only to Jews and that the Church is not part of Israel or the Jews.
When a true teaching of Pre-Tribulation Rapture is taught to believe the Church as a WHOLE is taken out because the Tribulation was not designed at all for the Church.
We must conclude that the above PROMISE in which Jesus did say to [someone] I WILL KEEP YOU SAFE FROM THE HOUR OF TRIAL, is NOT for ALL, but for SOME WHO KEEP THE WORD OF HIS ENDURANCE OR PATIENCE. [as stated in the KJV]
I mention this to you who have believed and followed the teaching of a pre-tribulation rapture so you may know that teaching was founded on false beliefs and not based in Scripture.
The coming Tribulation will be upon ALL THE WORLD to try them, not just SOME. and fact is, THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT THE CHURCH HAS BEEN GRAFTED INTO THE ROOTS OF ISRAEL AND THERE ARE NO LONGER TWO BUT ONLY ONE.
There is no Jew and Church, two different bodies, because all are ONE. The Scriptures teach that there is ONE CHURCH, ONE BODY, ONE LORD, ONE SPIRIT, ETC.
So one must conclude that both the Jew and the Church [which are one] will be IN THE TRIBULATION, [See Ephesians 2:11-22].
So, How can God KEEP CERTAIN ONES WHO KEEP HIS WORD…. SAFE without a Rapture?
And who says he is limited to fulfill this promise with rapture only?
I will refer you to consider these ways:
FIRST, The Word teaches that IN THE TRIBULATION there will be two Remnants.
The First is the Jewish Remnant found in Revelation 7:4-8, and Second is the Remnant of those believers made up from all the earth who would follow none other than the Lamb and were found righteous, (Revelation 14:1-5).
Other than that we find two promises in Revelation 12 that the LORD would lead men into the desert TO A PLACE PREPARED FOR THEM and they would be SAFE and PROTECTED from the devil [and the Antichrist] during the Tribulation.
I believe the two promises are to the Believers found worthy to be PROTECTED AND HIDDEN for the first 3 1/2 years in Revelation 12:6 and a Second Promise in Revelation 12:14-17, they were carried on wings of an Eagle into the Desert to a place prepared for them during the last 3 1/2 years.
Time will fail me to say it all here, so go read the verses for yourself.
The conclusion is soon gleaned from Scripture that GOD HAS PLACED TEACHINGS IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION SAYING HE WILL PROTECT SOME FROM THE TRIALS AND TERRIBLE JUDGMENTS… [those certain ones who keep the Word of His Patience.
I am sure there are other verses to prove this fact, but for time only I re-frame from farther verses and rest with the above teaching.
It is therefore shown that the above verse teaching protection and safety is for CERTAIN ONES and not All, and that it does not refer to a rapture of ALL believers before the Tribulation.
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
The light will shine in His glory… In the desert.
Evangelist/ Prophet/ Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES“ in Belen, New Mexico, USA. He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words, Sermons and teachings while leading people into true church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Ministry.
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