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The Book of Revelation was written some two-thousand years ago by someone named “John”.     In it, he makes reference to a future event called, “The Great Tribulation”.  

Revelation 7:14 - And I said to him, My lord, you know. And he said to me, These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

 The definition of Tribulation includes, “resulting”, “oppression” and “persecution”. 

 trib·u·la·tion - distress or suffering resulting from oppression or persecution; also : a trying experience <the trials and tribulations of starting a new business>

According to the definition of Tribulation, distress and suffering are the effects RESULTING from oppression and persecution.

Keeping that in mind, when you go back and read Revelation 7:14 again, you realize that it says indirectly though the definition of the word Tribulation, the human race is ruled and controlled by Tyranny.

When we look at the definition of Tyranny, we discover the source of OPPRESSION:

tyr·an·ny -  1 : oppressive power <every form of tyranny over the mind of man — Thomas Jefferson>; especially : oppressive power exerted by government <the tyranny of a police state>  2 a : a government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler; especially : one characteristic of an ancient Greek city-state b : the office, authority, and administration of a tyrant  3 : a rigorous condition imposed by some outside agency or force <living under the tyranny of the clock — Dixon Wecter>   4 : a tyrannical act <workers who had suffered tyrannies>

We all go to stores and purchase ready-made products and bring them into our homes.  When they break, we throw them away because we find it's less expense then to make repairs.  The equivalent behavior is burning books, nothing is learned.    Translation; knowledge deprivation.

In society, you need money and knowledge to design and build something.  The fact that nothing we own is of our own design, not even our homes themselves are of our own design proves we are being oppressed. 

Why isn’t the church preaching this?    How long has this been in the bible and went unnoticed by the Xian community?