The â€œgreat tribulationâ€ spoken about by Jesus...what is it ? Matt 24:21 One of the signs of the end being close is the Great Tribulation. This ties in with the harvest work..which is a conclusion of the system used to complete the harvest. During the end,the harvest starts because the kingdom has to be born in order for the system to end. Revelation 12:2 And the Harvest is the final gathering of invited anointed who choose to STAY wheat,but also making it clear who are the weeds,apostate wheat. So what is the actual meaning of â€œTribulationâ€ so we may better understand its application. A tribulum...from which the word tribulation comes from. â€œ(According to this illustration, the farmer gathers the wheat into the storehouse, and burns up the leftover chaff, only after the wheat has been threshed, and the separating of grain from chaff is done. The act of this threshing, is literally embodied in the word, "tribulation". This word "tribulation" comes from the French verb, "tribulare", which means to thresh wheat. The tool used to do this is a "tribulum" The "Great Tribulation" will be the greatest segregation of wheat from chaff, that has ever occurred among Christians. As the term implies, this separating will be accomplished through a severe test, as if by repeated blows, brought on by the wicked Ruler of the World, who according to Jesus, has "demanded to sift you (the Chosen) as wheat."! Once these Chosen are divided into "sealed faithful" and unsealed wicked, the faithful will be "gathered into the storehouse"/wedding feast; and the unfaithful will be burned up with fire as unfit.)This gathering into the storehouse, is done after the wheat is threshed. That threshing is called, tribulation.â€ (From Doxcey) http://pearl-laborpains.blogspot.com.au/ So what is the â€œgreat tribulationâ€ that the signs are part of and talking about ? Its what ALL remnant invited anointed are going through in order to be sifted and shown as wheat or weeds. These are the ones being â€œtribulatedâ€ to prove what they are and thus end satans â€œaccusingâ€ â€œThe harvest is the conclusion of the system of thingsâ€ So just before the end of the system,there would be a harvest...and a harvest is where the wheat and weeds would be thrashed using a tribulum to extract the wheat. The wheat would be thrashed/tribulated because of satans accusations. Revelation 12:10. This is part of the harvest...what would happen just before the end of the system and Jesus arrival. So just before Jesus arrived,there would be a â€œgreat tribulationâ€...or more accurately....â€a Great Tribulatingâ€ via a tribulum upon the wheat before they were sealed as such. Jesus doesnt say this happens in any other time period..but it does happen just before he arrives at the end of the â€œharvest timeâ€ So what is the â€œGreat tribulationâ€ ? Its a â€œGreat Tribulatingâ€ that would occur upon the remnant because Jesus predicted that the wheat and weeds would be gathered in the harvesting period AND separated. The ONLY way for this to happen is via the tribulating of ALL those invited anointed. This is why its called a Harvest ! Thats what happens in a harvest. At the conclusion of the system of things,the harvest would take place and part of that harvest period is the thrashing using a tribulum...and for those invited anointed being thrashed,this is the great tribulation ! Matthew 13:39 The harvest is a conclusion of a system of things. This happens because of satans accusations against Jesus Brothers.Revelation12:10 Since Jesus refers to His brothers as wheat...and then he mentions a tribulum which is used in a harvest,which is a tribulation upon wheat like ones,the signs of the last days refers to what is happening amongst those invited. Jesus brothers.These are part of the Labour/Birth pains all invited go through. The term â€œlast daysâ€ tells us what ? That the â€œharvest timeâ€ is short. Ask a farmer. Harvest time is short compared to the growing cycle of a crop. So Jesus was talking about the tribulation of his brothers as an indication that satans system will end shortly. And this is what Revelation tells us. Revelation 12:2 at the end of â€œherâ€ labour pains,the Kingdom is born. When the thrashing/tribulation/â€œaccusingâ€ of the invited is over,satan will be kicked out of heaven and the Kingdom can begin its rule. The harvest and thrashing / tribulating tells us the harvest is closing...and soon the system will end. This is why these days are called the â€œlast daysâ€ We are in the harvest season...and this is the conclusion of the system of things once the harvesting / tribulating is completed. The Labour/Birth pains tell us the Kingdom is soon to be born. And the tribulating is part of the Labour/Birth pains. As already mentioned,tribulation is from the word tribulum. It has to do with harvesting grain and with many beats or thrashing strokes the grain is removed from the chaff. But to further this point,we can ask:When is the greatest thrashing,thus tribulation to happen in history ? Greatest,as in GREAT Tribulation, can mean intensity and numbers involved. As we know satans system is going to be cut short via the Kingdom. BUT unless the Kingdom is complete via the full number being sealed,it cannot begin. Jesus also said that when the Harvest season was completed,there would be some wheat that would turn out to be weeds...because they would allow what satan has to offer to grow and take root. What would happen in their hearts turns them into weeds. These wheat choose to be children of satan. What would cause this changing in their heart. The thrashing via a tribulum is involved. â€œeach one is enticed by a desireâ€ then it become â€œfertileâ€ said James. And this happens in the invited anointed heart. Is what Jehovah offers more important and desirable than anything satan has to offer ?. He can only offer what corrupted himself despite the beauty Jehovah had given him...and for some anointed,wanting to be looked up to via their anointing leads to a corruption like that of satan. The fallen flesh also has its cravings that satans world panders to. Fear of men stop many anointed from speaking about what they know is right by the Holy Spirit being upon them..and some ignore its leadings. So there are many machinations satan uses to tempt,thrash,entice these fine seed to allow their hearts to become a place for satans own desires to become fertile inside themselves. Since its the completed number of anointed that prove faithful and thus the Kingdom is going to be born then,what do you think satans will do in this regard ? This is why its called the greatest tribulating,thrashing of all time. The invited anointed will be put to the test like no other time. â€œsatan has demanded you be siftedâ€ said Jesus. We think of Job and what he endured. But he wasnt an invited anointed who would replace satan as ruler. The remnant of anointed are the ones who when faithful bring an end to satans rule are those singled out for special attention,since when they are finally sealed,the kingdom arrangement can begin. So in what way then is it the greatest tribulation ? More people at one moment in time are being singled out for a thrashing via satans tribulum/trials to show what is in their heart. Can satan make their fine seed turn into a weeds heart ? Will they join the harlot and beat their fellow invited anointed ? At a time when the kingdom will be born,there is only one thing stopping it,the completion of the harvesting and the numbers needed to complete the number of 144,000. So at this time then, invited anointed are being thrashed with satans tribulum ,machinations to try and change the fine seed hearts where Jesus planted the seed...and that has never happened in history before. â€œno,nor will occur againâ€ because once the kingdom members are sealed,there will never be another time when members are 'thrashed/tribulatedâ€ to be part of the only Kingdom like the One Jesus is King over. Imagine the gigantic effort of satan and how his hordes are doing everything to corrupt Jesus brothers. He â€œaccuses them day and nightâ€. If one accusation doesnt work,he will try another. Has anything like this ever happened ? No ! Has there ever been such numbers of Jehovahs dedicated and invited anointed being attacked at one time ? Has there ever been a time in history when satan knows one event...the sealing of Jesus' brothers so they can be members of a Kingdom that will end his rule ? No. What is it that STOPS the Kingdom being born..and thus ending his rule ? The sealing of the remnant. The final thrashing/tribulating that reveals who are wheat and thus part of the Kingdom. Look at Job and then multiply that by the 1,000s who are invited remnant living now and we then see why its is the greatest tribulation in history. So even though we may not see this happening,these events are recorded in the bible so we know whats going on. It surely is the greatest tribulation ever to occur in history...and since satan knows that when Jesus brothers have proved faithful his end is near â€œknowing he has a short period of timeâ€,we can imagine the desperation of tactics used to get them to turn to weeds. Jobs trials are nothing compared to what these ones are going through...many thousand times over in numbers. Satan would also like the anointed to think the â€œsignsâ€ spoken about by Jesus are in the world and not realise whats happening within those who are anointed as a group. If they remain asleep and not listen to other anointed trying to awaken them,then they cant be sealed..since they are invited. Part of the great tribulation is what we see happening in the Org. Apostate anointed are tightening their grip on JWs through the elder arrangement and stating they are the FDS. Which cannot be true because Jesus has not arrived. The latest â€œnew lightâ€ even admits they are not the appointed FDS...yet still act like they are and demand honor for something they are not. Some anointed are allowing themselves to be tricked by blind loyalty to the Organisation that gave them the basics and were directed to these basics by JWs. However Jesus said that at the harvest time,the wheat would be gathered..and so anointed are tribulated by being divided in their loyalties to an Organisation they were directed to... rather than the One that invited them. JWs or the "FDS" are NOT the ones who invited them to be anointed. Jehovah did. So this is part of the tribulating they experience. Many are torn between loyalties. The lies the apostate anointed keep propagating is what keeps these blind so that they keep looking in satans world for the fulfilment of the â€œsignsâ€,rather than in the Organisation because of apostate anointed and the drama of what is happening between wheat and weeds. If these anointed were aware of the weeds influence within the Organisation ,would this not open their eyes and make for changes in their loyalties ? YES. So satan uses these apostate anointed/Harlot to keep the lies in place so they can rule over their brothers,the same apostate anointed who beat their Brothers who speak out against the lies of the Harlot / weeds. What a fight/tribulation is occurring within the Organisation that is used to gather the wheat ! But,its just as Jesus said it would happen. Matt 24:6 in the greek says: â€œSee,do not be upset,it is right for all things to happen.â€ For us of the domestics,what is happening is â€œupsettingâ€ because of the wars between â€œbrothersâ€ of Jesus. â€œit is right for all things to happen.â€,yes,the tribulating is needed to show who is worthy of being a wheat so as to be part of the Kingdom. Without the Great Tribulation Jesus Brothers experience,the Kingdom cannot begin its rule or be â€œbornâ€. Satan would have us believe that the â€œGreat tribulationâ€ mentioned by Jesus is happening in the world..and it is true that mankinds stupidity is causing his own greatest tribulation in history. But events in the world do NOT end satans rule..its the invited anointed proving faithful that does bring its end..and so these ones are singled out for the greatest tribulation he can make so these ones prove unfaithful. But the thrashed/tribulated and proven faithful wheat will be victorious and the Kingdom will come ! Pray for our invited brothers so they withstand this Great Tribulation !