916 - Les Feldick Bible Study - Lesson 1 Part 4 Book 77 - Connecting The Dots Of Scripture - Part 40
Through the Bible with Les Feldick
LESSON 1 * PART 4 * BOOK 77
CONNECTING THE DOTS OF SCRIPTURE – PART 40
Genesis – Revelation (The Tribulation)
For those of you joining us on television, again, we’d like to invite you to what I think is a simple Bible study. We try to make the difficult things simple and interesting. And again, we want to thank you for your prayer support, financial support, and your mail. We read every letter. The other night it took us to midnight almost, didn’t it, honey? Boy, we had a bunch the other day. So anyway, we just want you to search the Scriptures and study them. And be prepared to answer questions that are thrown your way, because after all, that’s what we’re here for. We’re ambassadors, and we are to share our position in Christ.
We’re going to go back and pick up the remnant of Israel that’s going to flee to the mountains as we saw Jesus warn them in Matthew 24 in our last program. It’s going to be a mixed group of people. And I’m emphasizing that because a lot of people confuse this escaping remnant with the 144,000, which is also a remnant. Hopefully in this half hour we’ll separate those two entities that are not the same. This remnant that Jesus talks about in Matthew 24 and what Revelation 11 and 12 are taking about is a cross section of Israeli society. After all, the whole idea of this remnant is to be there and ready to go into the Kingdom. And you want to remember, Israel is going to be the largest nation in the Kingdom because of their largest number of entrants.
We’re going to have, as we saw earlier this afternoon, one third of Israel’s population—which would be around five million if it’s in the near future. That will be far more than from any other single nation on earth, although there will be a scattering from every nation. This remnant of Israel, which will be one third of the total or around five million, is going to be supernaturally protected by God out in some sort of a wilderness situation where all the horrors of the Tribulation will not touch them.
But I feel that they go out in unbelief, and they will become a saved nation when they see Christ returning. When they see Him coming in all of His power and glory, every last Jew in this remnant will become a believer. We will, hopefully, have time to show that before the afternoon is over. So, if you’ll come back in with me to Revelation chapter 11, we’ll repeat the last part of verse 13.
“…and the remnant were affrighted, (Because of all that’s happened as well as the earthquake.) and gave glory to the God of heaven.”
I feel that will be as they are supernaturally escorted out of the city. Never forget what Jesus said in Matthew 24, that you’ve got the people living on the housetop, which I feel are the retired, the wealthy who are pretty well set. The instructions are, don’t take anything from your house – just get going. You’ve got the working class, and you’ve got the young mothers and the children and so forth. So, you have a complete cross section in this remnant of the one third that we saw back in Jeremiah and Zechariah.
Now let’s pick them up across the page in my Bible, anyway—Revelation chapter 12 verse 6. Now remember, the woman is now going to be considered the whole nation of Israel, even as Paul spoke of the woman in Romans chapter 11. They become the whole even though there are only a third of them left.
“And the woman (This one third I feel that are escaping from the area of Jerusalem.) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, (a supernatural thing) that they (the Godhead) should feed her there (out in this wilderness situation) for a thousand two hundred and three score days.” Three-and-a-half years—from the mid-point until the end.
Now keep my beginnings and endings straight. The anti-Christ opens the seven years back there in Revelation 6 verse 1, and the two witnesses appear. Three-and-a-half years took us to the mid-point, when the anti-Christ went into the Temple and defiled it. This ended the first three-and-a-half years.
All right, now at the beginning of this second half, we have this escaping remnant. They are going to be protected for another 1,260 days, which takes you to the end of the Tribulation. And when they get to the end and Christ returns, they’ll be ready to go in and enjoy a refurbished, regenerated, and reconstituted—those are all words the Scripture uses—which prepare the earth like a Garden of Eden for this 1,000 year Kingdom reign.
All right, so God prepares a place, and they’re going to be fed there for 1,260 days or three-and-a-half years. Now, the interesting part of the flight is in verse 13, still in chapter 12.