The Revelation of the world now in the Tribulation period by Choo Thomas
Choo Thomas became known for her book she wrote on her experience of going to heaven “Heaven is so real”. Much of it was unbiblical and departed from the Scripture in too many areas for any student of the Bible to take it seriously as a revelation from the Lord who gave us the Scripture. (Believing the Devils lies more than God’s Truth) In these last days, there increasing confusion especially with major events like the rapture and the tribulation, and antichrist. These become platforms for the false prophets. Not that these should be trivialized or diminished in their importance. But we have to be ever so careful to say “this is that which is written” for it can make one a false prophet, even if their intentions are good. Remember back in 1988 Edgar Whisenant published 88 reasons Jesus will come in 1988. A small 56-page booklet certainly made its way through the church. Whisenant said of all the dates, September 11 and 13 the Rapture of the Christian Church would occur (p. 34). That “the beginning of World War III "at sunset 3 October" 1988” (p. 36).
When it did not happen he published a revised version stating “My mistake was that my mathematical calculations were off by one year. The miscalculation was so simple, perhaps the reason I did not see my error was God's will..." (p. 1). His flawed math false predictions and even God’s will to miss the dates of some of the most important events prophesied for human history were removed from his doing. He then republished a new date for the Rapture “...September 1, 1989 as the most likely time for the Rapture, plus or minus one day" (p. 6). It’s now 21 years later and there are hundreds of reasons why he was wrong, but we only need one- Jesus told us no one knows
It is no different from the February 17, 2009 “urgent” Message from Choo Thomas. She claims we are now in the tribulation. Lets break down the most important parts into bite size indigestible pieces.
“Hallelujah, the Tribulation has Already Begun; MARANATHA!!!”
“During 2006, 2007 and 2008 God showed so many Christians the rapture as well as some unbelievers. These visions made so many people excited about the rapture and at the same time some of us were very disappointed because it had not happen yet. I believe God wanted to stir our hearts up for the rapture so we can be prepared for it at anytime.
“The Lord told me a few months ago that the tribulation has already begun. He is warning and preparing people for the rapture but realized not many are paying attention to the signs of the rapture and they will be very surprised because He is going to only bring those who are ready and waiting for Him. God also said He has given enough chances for everybody to be ready for His coming. Now the tribulation has begun and this means the rapture could happen at any time for those who are ready and waiting. After He raptures His chosen ones, then the antichrist will take over the world and great disasters will come to those left behind especially those Christians who refuse to receive the Mark of the Beast (#666). God said not too many Christians will be raptured and whoever does get raptured will have to stand before the judgment seat (2 Corinthians 5:10) and our work will be tested by fire (1 Corinthians 3:12-15). Even after we are raptured not too many Christians will enter His Kingdom because their hearts are not pure enough. When God says these words they really scare me and whoever has read the book should already know these things.
This is so messed up I don’t know where to begin. To say praise the Lord for the tribulation beginning is not something we should thank the Lord about, it is not something to be happy about. It means God's grace period has come to an end and he will begin to judge the worlds rejection of Him. The Lord told me- has become the impetus for all false prophets of our day. She contradicts her own revelation by first saying “He is going to only bring those who are ready and waiting for Him… raptures His chosen ones” and then You get to heaven and you still will not be allowed to be there? As if the kingdom is separate from heaven. “God said not too many Christians will be raptured”…” Even after we are raptured not too many Christians will enter His Kingdom because their hearts are not pure enough.”
So God makes the mistake of bringing his chosen ones those ready only to tell some of them, they are not pure enough.
1Cor. 15:50-58 we are told flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven, there is of necessity a change in our nature:
1 Cor 15:51-54 “We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed-- in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."
Verse 50 explains the change of the raptured living and the resurrected dead: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.” The result is no more death, because one has an eternal body. The word all is used for everyone, all believers that are raptured, received into heaven by this event.
1Thess. 4:17 “Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” This verse is not true either because some of those who are raptured are not pure enough are rejected. Notice again always in reference of being with the Lord. Here we have two main scriptures that disagree with Choo’s revelation from her lord. The event the Last trump (the rapture/ resurrection changes all believers to immortality.
Scared by these words is understating it. The problem here is that she has no inclination to test what she hears with the word of God that is absolute by accepts it not knowing that it is a false spirit speaking. “whoever has read the book should already know these things and know what she speaks is false. Once a believer gets to heaven by the transformation of the rapture they are made eternal and sinless (this is similar to the error of Ernest Angley) a believer is not going tossed out of heaven like some bad fish back into the sea.
When the Lord took me to Heaven the first couple of times, He showed me crystal clear water and said one’s heart has to be as clear as this in order to enter His Kingdom. When the Lord told me this, I was very scared and I wondered how anyone’s heart could be this pure. I always live in fear of God ever since He showed me the water. This is the reason why I still spend a lot of time with the Lord by praying and having a relationship with Him daily. I know it is hard for people who work to spend long hours with the Lord but please do your best to spend as much time as you can and let Him be the center of your life not just sometimes but always. Without a relationship with the Lord and not living in fear of God, one cannot please Him. We have to make sure the Holy Spirit is pleased with us continually. He is the one who raised Jesus from the dead to Heaven (Romans 8:11). My heart’s desire is that all my brothers and sisters in the Lord will be raptured.”
Choo is now referring to her book of new revelation to prove this purity doctrine. She explains how sacred she was of this teaching which had her spend long hours in prayer. She also states in her book “The children who live with My Word, according to My Word, are the ones who are pure of heart.” He had told me: “Anyone’s heart that is not as pure as the water and does not live by My Word will not enter My kingdom.”
Besides the underlying concept of salvation by our works I wonder how Choo qualifies when she contradicts the word?
“When I saw Linda’s prophetic words, it really impressed me. I prayed about it and the Lord told me to have it posted on my website. Some people complained about who Linda is but the truth is I did not know Linda but rather the message (the part posted on my web site) and how it is biblical. The message posted on my website from Linda is very similar to what God tells me and also what He wants His Bride to be. … According to Luke 14:26-27, none of our family members or loved ones can ever be put before our Lord Jesus who died for us. PRAISE THE LORD. Anyone who wants to be holy has to live by the word of God. We have to walk a narrow path (Matthew 7:14).”
Choo’s track record is in the doghouse of prophetic hits. In 2007- “I am forwarding Sister Shelby Corbitt’s book link about the rapture for 2007. I know we are not supposed to say the exact year or day or hour, but please don't judge it too quickly. Read first what she is saying. It could be very important for all of us.”
There is a housewife who claims that the Rapture will take place this summer. You might want to read it via the URL below. http://www.2007rapture.com/about/… I have ordered a copy of her book, too.”
Some people say, I only believe the Bible. Yes the Bible is our main source of truth, but we cannot ignore prophecies, especially in this last day.”
So we learn that Thomas is open to other prophetic words from others as well as receiving them. [this website is no longer posted, for good reason].
“Some Christians believe by doing great work for God they will enter the Kingdom (Matthew 7:22-23). The most important part of our salvation is total obedience and love (Matthew 5:19; Mark 12:30-31; John 14:23-24). We must love others enough to witness to them to also be saved. …. His word says the people who are living in darkness are the ones who do not forgive (1 John 2:11). If one does not forgive then they also cannot be forgiven by God and that will prevent that person from entering the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 6:14-15).
total obedience and love is again her condition for salvation. She states in one of her messages “Remember, none of our salvations are secure until the end. We must do our best while we have a chance” she foes on to say “Whoever shares this book with others, God will bring a great blessing to you.” No one can argue about doing our best but this has a slanted view of our salvation that is purchased for us by Jesus. Even Paul had a struggle with obedience because of his human nature Romans 7:15 For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.V.19 “For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice.” Even Paul did not have perfect obedience, so her revelation from God contradicts his. I choose to believe Paul over Choo.
Paul wrote in Gal 2:21 "I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain."
The law and works were synonymous, but grace and faith are what we operate by in the new covenant. The Jesus she is listening to does not seem to know his own covenant that He made.
“According to Philippians 2:12, we must work out our salvation with fear and trembling. We must never forget that without a pure heart no one can see the Lord (Matthew 5:8, Ephesians 5:27, Hebrews 12:14). God is so holy that any defiled thing cannot enter His Kingdom. I believe this is why God showed me so many people outside His Kingdom and that is called the valley. Some people tell me that being in the valley is better than Hell. Yes, of course it is better than Hell, but we still have a chance to receive the wonderful promises of God if we enter His Kingdom.”
Choo has her own type of charismatic purgatory that is clearly not taught in the Bible. There is heaven and there is what we call hell (a place in Hades) there is no third choice.
“We must understand that the tribulation has begun but none of us will know the day or hour when the rapture will actually occur. We have to patiently wait and never give up, just be ready and waiting for the Lord because no one can understand God’s will (Isaiah 55:8-9). I believe those who are not ready and waiting are going to be very surprised how soon the rapture could happen.”
I think those who thought they were speaking for the Lord are going to be surprised as well. Telling people that God told you the tribulation has begun is special revelation that goes against the Scriptures description of how it begins. The Bible teaches us that a signing of a peace treaty with Israel is what begins it, clearly this has not happened (Dan.9:27; Isa.28:14-15). This also means we know whom the false Messiah would be. It appears that God forgot to tell this crucial piece of information. Rev.5-6 explains that the seals are broken because of this signing. Jer.30:4-7 speaks of the time of Jacob’s troubles relating to the Jewish people, the day of the Lord which brings the worst time period on earth; is getting ahead of ourselves in prophecy. The abomination of desolation would then be less than three and a half years away where the False Prophet makes an image of the Antichrist in the holy of holies (Revelation 13:11-15, Daniel 12:11), and begins the last and worst half of the tribulation. I don’t think we need to wait this long to see how wrong Choo is.
Is she saying we have Christians, who have salvation that are written in the Lambs book of life receiving the mark (Rev.13:8) which is only for those who are not written in the Lambs book of life- not too comforting. Only those who worship the beast are those “whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Rev 13:8), they are cast into the lake of fire Rev 20:15.
Again the insecurity she is presenting shows her view of salvation by works. Where does the bible teach not to spend money on Sunday, only use it for tithes and offerings? She says God is telling her these things but I suspect she is hearing this from someone’s pulpit.
This reminds me of the warning in Rev. 2:18-20 "you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants…”
If Choo is really fearful of the Lord she needs to halt her new revelations and consider the warnings lest she be found in this category: Rev. 22:18-19: “For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; “and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
God is saying not to alter, or distort his words in the book that reveals Jesus Christ, that gives us the prophecies for our last days. Don’t change his word, of which Choo Thomas has done in numerous places.