Imo, this is the eschatological kingdom of God. Going back to Matt 12:28-32
1. Matthew 21:31 Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.
How do some people enter the kingdom of God before others enter it?
28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 Or how can someone enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house.
30 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
The tax collectors and harlots are those that blaspheme Jesus' name but don't blaspheme the Holy Spirit. The harlot = whore of Babylon, Jezebel the unfaithful wife, the unfaithful church. These must go through the great tribulation (since we know this from Rev 2:22). Also, in Rev 17
16 And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, 17 for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. 18 And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth.”
The implication to me here (and I could be wrong) is that the Pharisees are blaspheming the holy spirit. Pharisees would be the ones who offer the mark of the beast.
I have a very specific modern understanding of this, but I will refrain from saying it.
because Isaiah 57 the righteous is taken away from evil. 2 He shall enter into peace;
Why are we told twice the "remember" our Creator before the difficult days come, before the sun, moon, and stars are darkened, before the silver cord is loosed?
the timeframe is explained later in the chapter
Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perishes, And no man takes it to heart; Merciful men are taken away, While no one considers That the righteous is taken away from evil. 2 He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness..................... 3 “But come here, You sons of the sorceress, You offspring of the adulterer and the harlot!....
When do the righteous perish and no man takes it to heart?
When are the merciful men taken away from evil?
What is verse 2 about?
Why is their an extreme change in tone in verse 3?
And it shall be said,
“Build up, build up, prepare the way,
remove every obstruction from my people's way.”
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up,
who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly,
and to revive the heart of the contrite.
For I will not contend forever,
nor will I always be angry;
for the spirit would grow faint before me,
and the breath of life that I made.
Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry,
I struck him; I hid my face and was angry,
but he went on backsliding in the way of his own heart.
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him;
I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners,
creating the fruit of the lips.
Peace, peace, to the far and to the near,” says the Lord,
“and I will heal him.
But the wicked are like the tossing sea;
for it cannot be quiet,
and its waters toss up mire and dirt.
There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”
the wicked are the beast from the sea. The 'sorceress' of verse 3 relates directly to Rev 18
and the light of a lamp
will shine in you no more,
and the voice of bridegroom and bride
will be heard in you no more,
for your merchants were the great ones of the earth,
and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.
And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints,
and of all who have been slain on earth.”
sorcery here is the greek pharmakia/ drugs for sorcery (which I am fairly certain refers to the surreptitious delivery of hallucinogens to citizens with the notable effect of seeing 'shadow people'/ 'interdimensional grey aliens' which is why we see so many alien movies, to prepare the way for this. they want people to think that God is an alien/ ancient alien astronaut/ chariot of the gods type stuff. Also, certain drugs can give the effect of an 'out of body' experience: read, 'whisked away rapture' only to be 'rejected' by God when they come 'back'.)
Funny you should say 'hallucination'...
6. Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
Does every person actually see the face of Him who sits on the throne, or is this a worldwide simultaneous hallucination?
How will they know this is the day of the wrath of the Lamb?
Note that it doesn't say that they see Jesus' face, they just think it's the end of the world.