19) Jesus prayed that the Father would not take the believers out of here – John 17. But to protect them while here. Christian presence is key, sown into the earth, calling for Jesus to come. ‘When the Spirit and the Bride say come.’
20) The Great Tribulation – mentioned in Revelation. ‘Who are these?’ John asks and is told that they have come out of the GT… This could be an event at the end… or more likely what we all face – throughout the history of the world. (Tribulation in Matt 24 relates to Jewish Wars.) To posit a GT worldwide is part of a system that has systemised Scripture with a one-world-government etc. That one world government is here and always has been (Babylon), and in the world we will have persecution / the godly in Christ will suffer persecution, said Paul.
21) Another question relates to the millennial rule of Christ… this only appears in Revelation in a very symbolic piece of writing. It is very problematic to make it fit into a system. (A little technical here) it fits the typical way of writing known as a chiasmus – if so then it does not need to be see at any level as literal.