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Many people have asked, "What are the guiding principles from the Bible as to when probation closes?" Many also asked, "how can you tell when a prophetic event falls?" Many even asked, "What happens before probation closes and after probation closes?" This is a very important subject to study because many deceivers are out there today transferring certain prophecies into places they do not belong, but of course, when you truly study you can see why these professed ministries of the Lord are doing these things, which is to deceive the people, slow down the work of God, confuse and change the course of events to lure the people into the snares of Satan. We were warned that in the last days professed men of God would do this work without true Biblical support and those who are not studying will just follow them and their smooth preaching. There is nothing new under the sun with the wicked deceiving the masses who want deceit to sooth their conscience (Jeremiah 30:9-11). And the purpose behind these deceivers is to weaken the people even more to have them unprepared for the great conflict that is coming when Sunday laws death decree will look at everyone right in the face and many will just give up the Sabbath day for fear because they were unprepared.
The principles that God has revealed regarding this subject is the same principle that needs to be used for any other Bible subject. The two main principles we can find in the following...
1. Precept upon precept, line upon line
Isaiah 28:10 - For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little:
2. 2 to 3 witnesses
2 Corinthians 13:1 - This [is] the third [time] I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
In order to establish something as a basis for salvation, we need to have at least two to three witnesses from the Scriptures to prove that what you’re saying is true or not. Any verse or statement must be backed up by other verses in order to establish that particular doctrine being taught. Therefore, in order to establish the principles to distinguish a prophetic event, that would be fulfilled either before or after probation closes requires two or three witnesses from the Scriptures.
There are many elements found in the Bible which does inform us when probation will close. One of the common symbols that is used for probation is the door.
Matthew 25:10-12 - And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went inwith him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
If you read the whole story about this, the 10 virgins were waiting for the bridegroom as it was announced that he was coming, which this is known as the midnight cry. This prophetic event happened in 1843-1844 period when the great shaking happened in the Great Disappointment. If you notice, the door was shut and the foolish virgins who were told to buy oil came and said, "OPEN to us"; however, the answer came, "I know you not", hence, the shut door stopped them from entering, thus it was too late. They did not make it in time; they remained outside.
This is also the same thing that is going to happen in the last days for the world when probation closes. Those who failed to prepare oil for their lamps will find no extra oil when probation closes and suffer in the wrath of God. They will be left outside while the door remains close. They will try to enter in and search for the word, yet nothing can be offered for them (Amos 8:12) because they rejected the loud cry of the third angel when probation was open. The Bible said that these professed Christians would be weeping and crying and calling out to the Lord pleading, but they will be cast into outer darkness (Matthew 7)! Truly, the last cry for mercy is going out to the world today. The last call to prepare and join the wedding supper has been given, but yet, the world once again is slighting the Lord’s mercy and is prefer to worship the beast and his image through exulting Sunday over the Lord's Seventh Day Sabbath, which He has specifically said to "REMEMBER", but this very commandment which says to remember, this world has been taught to forget it and nail it to the cross, thus turning the cross of Christ into lawlessness. So, let us take a look at this parable in a chart.
The door that is shut, it marks the period when probation has closed, thus, when the door is shut, no man can open (Revelation 3:7). The foolish virgins will look for the word, but cannot find it. Too late! Amos 8:12 - And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find [it].
So, before the door was shut, both the wise (wheat) and the foolish (chaff - Professed lip service Christians who had no corresponding works to their profession) were at the same location understanding the cry to come to the wedding, but only the wise obeyed. When probation closed, the other group was taken inside while the other group was left outside. Like the parable where one is taken and the other left. Wherever you are when probation closes all will remain when probation closes, thus you will stay and remain there in the condition you are in(Revelation 22:11). This is why you are to obey now and not delay. Failure to obey the Lord will result in the disobedient remaining outside the gates of the city of God. There will be no more second chance invitation.
Another Bible history that reveals a door that shut is the story of Noah and the ark.
17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all.
Here is another truthful chart which describes the events in the days of Noah and Lot!
Before Noah entered the ark, the wicked were doing their normal activities until Noah entered the ark and the flood came and destroyed the wicked. During the flood, the wicked were no longer enjoying their lives like before the flood came. The entering of Noah in the ark and the closing of the door of it marks the close of probation. Those who were inside were safe from the coming flood while those wicked men were left OUTSIDE the ark and were all destroyed when the flood came.
There will be two classes formed when probation closes. Proof for this is the following verses of Luke 17. Notice how the two classes of people are being presented as like the parable of the 10 virgins, which had shown us 2 classes of women that will be found when the door has shut!
Luke 17:31 - In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
Housetop - do not come down
Field - do not return back
This verse is saying if you are at the house top you stay there and if you are in the field, do not return, which means when probation closes, whatever condition you are in at that time you will remain as is and can never more change because it is too late.
Luke 17:34 - I tell you, in that night there shall be two [men] in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
This verse again is showing us two classes of people during this time just as we saw in the parable of the wise and the foolish virgins. Again, two classes of people when probation closes. Both are in one bed while probation is open like the wise and the foolish both were waiting for the bridegroom. But one shall be taken and into the marriage supper while the other one is left outside when the door has closed.
Taken - saved, wise virgins
Left - doomed, foolish virgins
Luke 17:35 - Two [women] shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Woman 1 - taken [entered and safe inside the marriage]
Woman 2 - left [unable to enter and was left outside the door]
Luke 17:36 - Two [men] shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Man 1 - taken [wise: entered and safe inside the marriage]
Man 2 - left [foolish: unable to enter and was left outside the door]
As you can see the same chapter showed us two classes of people that will be formed when probation will close. One is taken into the safety of God when His wrath is poured out without mixture while the other one is left without protection in the wrath of God.
Witness #3 - When Michael shall stand up
Daniel 12:1 - And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
In this verse, you can find important elements.
1. Michael standing up
2. Time of trouble
3. At that time Thy people shall be delivered
Looking into this, we can clearly see that when Michael shall stand up, there will be a time of trouble. And when this time of trouble happens, the Lord's people have been delivered. They have received the seal of God as Revelation 7 proclaims. It does not say that the saints will be delivered after the trouble. It happens at that time. Michael shall stand up, which is another Name for our Lord and King, will stand up in the Most Holy Place and end his investigation judgment on the world and He will bring to an end His intersession work. Once this work is done, He will stand up and proceed to the next work, which is to transfer the sins of the world unto Satan the scapegoat where he will be led into the land of forgetfulness. All cases have been decided. The world has decided to either receive the seal of God or the Mark of the beast.
The standing up of Michael represents the close of probation when all cases will be decided whether for eternal life or for eternal destruction. When Michael stands up, there will be no more Jesus to answer or deliver the prayers of the saints to the Father. As like when probation closes, there will be no more prayers offered to Jesus for the Father to answer. The last prayer will be offered to God just right before probation closes. When it closes, all confession, repentance, forgiveness and all sorts of prayers will no longer be delivered to the Father for there will be no more intercessor to deliver them since Michael has stood up and has left the Most Holy Place.
The next event that transpires when Michael stands up is the time of trouble that never ever happened before.
This time of trouble of the wicked is a result from the wrath of God poured out without mixture from the cup of His indignation. Rev 14:10; 15:1; 16:1. The wrath of God in the 7 last plagues will result to the time of trouble for the wicked yet for the saints at this time, they will be delivered. Their deliverance is their protection and safety during the plagues, while the wicked are being crushed and destroyed by the 7 trumpets, 7 last plagues and the 4 winds being released. The Lord seal His 144,000 and keep them safe. They will have all that they need. They will be given their bread and water while the wicked are suffering greatly for all they had done to the saints of God while probation was open. The saints will have the munitions of rocks as well.
Isaiah 33:16 - He shall dwell on high: his place of defence [shall be] the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters [shall be] sure.
Psalms 91:1, 2 - He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
Jeremiah 30:10 - Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make [him] afraid.
This time of trouble is not for the saints but for the wicked. The saints had their time of trouble (Great tribulation) before probation closes when the one hour with the beast of Sunday laws comes forward through a death decree by the lips of Satan. But once probation closes, that is it for the wicked. The saints are delivered and the wicked are running and hiding in the dens and rocks while suffering greatly.
30:23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
30:24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have done [it], and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.
Here is a chart that summarizes this event:
This verse talks about a harvest that is past and a summer that has ended and a class of people not saved. This is a very important element that proves what happens when probation closes. The wicked realizes that they are not saved when the summer is ended or when the harvest is done. When the harvest is done, every case will already be decided. The reaping angels are done, and now it is time to burn the tares and chaff, but the wheat are kept safe in the barn.
We are today in the harvest time, but one day probation will close and the harvest will be completed (door shut, others left outside, left behind and left in the field to be burned). The parable of the harvest is revealed in Matthew 13:30 - Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. The harvest time is a gather time while probation is open. After the gathering time is complete, then probation will close, thus the tares and chaff are left in the field to be burned, while the wheat again, they are brought into the barn. We are in the harvest time where the message of Revelation 14 and 18 are reaping the wheat and chaff to be separated from the tares, then once they are brough to the threshing floor of test, the chaff will be discovered and they will blow away into the wind and left in the field, but the wheat will remain as the Lord's. Once this work is done, the events prophesied next is the wrath of God poured out without mixture. When probation closes, summer has ended, the harvest has passed, no more second chance, all cases have been decided, thus the wicked are left in the field to meet the Lord's wrath. The wicked will also KNOW and UNDERSTAND they are not saved as Jeremiah 8:20 proclaims. They will understand this season where it will be too late.
A chart for this is below:
Witness #5: Revelation 22:11
Revelation 22:11 - He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Again, there are two classes of people being mentioned here; the unjust and the filthy, the just and the righteous. When this is pronounced, whatever condition one is found in will remain as they are. The unrighteous will have no more second chance for heaven. There case has been decided! And for the righteous, they will nevermore sin again for they are sealed and the power of God rests on them. They have overcome the world and followed the Lamb of God who has taken away their sins.
A chart is below:
The Word of God is very clear about the time of the close of probation. We cannot work against the witnesses from the Bible given here or we are fighting against the KING who had it all written for our understanding. So, now is the time to repent and change through the power of God or be left behind to be destroyed in the earth. Now is the time to turn to God before you case will be closed. Work out today your salvation in Christ before it is too late. Prepare for the end because soon probation will close. Praying for all…