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Could you please explain Rev 14:14-20 to me. Who is being harvested here? During what part of the trib is this happening?
A. The Great Tribulation begins on Earth in Rev. 13. The passage in chapter 14 is symbolic of things to come. Those being harvested are non-believers of Earth. We know this because reference is made to the Earth’s vine, not the true vine. Also the wine press of God’s wrath which is located outside the city symbolizes the coming bowl judgments, culminating in the Battle of Armageddon.
This period of time is also in view in the Kingdom Parable of the Wheat and the Tares, where before the Wheat (sons of the Kingdom) are brought into the Millennium, the sons of the Evil one are harvested and thrown into the fiery furnace. (Matt 13:36-45) Sons of the Kingdom refers to believers alive on Earth during the Great Tribulation.