Mat 24: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
IT IS TIME THAT FOLLOWS THE RAPTURE
2 Thes 2: 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a * falling away (RAPTURE ) first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition ;
TIME BETWEEN RAPTURE AND REVELATION
Matthew 24: 29- 30 * Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. ( * Read Rev.6: 12-17 )
( * “ Falling away ” does not mean “Apostasy” in original text)
Daniel 9: 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in ever- lasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Daniel 9: 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week : and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Zechariah 13: 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined , and will try them as gold is tried : they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
IT IS THE DAYS OF JACOB’S TROUBLE
Jeremiah 30: 7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble ; but he shall be saved out of it.
Daniel 12: 1 and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:
Ezekiel 20: 32-33 And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.
As I live, saith the Lord GOD,
surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you :
Ezekiel 20: 37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:
TRIBULATION (WHY THE TRIBULATION PERIOD SET ?)
ONE WEEK REMAINS NOW
Daniel 9: 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, (Jews & Jerusalem)
to finish the transgression,
and to make an end of sins,
and to make reconciliation for iniquity,
and to bring in everlasting righteousness,
and to seal up the vision and prophecy,
and to anoint the most Holy.
Jeremiah 32: 31 For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; (Reason why to the city of Jerusalem)
TRIBULATION (HOW LONG THE PERIOD OF TRIBULATION ?)
HE WILL CONFIRM THE COVENANT
Daniel 9: 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.
CALCULATION OF SEVENTY WEEKS .
Daniel 9: 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city.
Daniel 9: 25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks,
and threescore and two weeks : the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times .( 7+ 62= 69 )
TRIBULATION (HOW LONG WILL BE THE TRIBULATION ?)
THE FINAL ONE WEEK
Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself:
Daniel 9:27 And he (beast) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week : and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease , and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
(Between the 69 th and 70 th week, came in the church period; so one week remains to be fulfilled.)
SHABUA means only SEVENS ( doesn’t carry connotation of days, week, or years)
It is seven years of 360 days each (learn below)
Daniel 9: 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.
Revelation 12: 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
(A remnant of Israel be kept in safety- In Petra of Arabia)
TRIBULATION (Events during middle of tribulation)
TWO WITNESS’S MINISTRY (Rev.11: 3-13)
Time of their ministry
Revelation 11: 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
(May be Enoch and Elijah - Reason - 1.Cor.15: 50 )
(1260 DAYS = 42 Months= 3 ½ years)
Revelation 11: 7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
TRIBULATION (Events during the middle of tribulation)
SATAN CAST DOWN TO THE EARTH
Revelation 12: 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him .
DRAGON (Satan) GIVES POWER TO BEAST
Revelation 13: 4-5 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things
and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue
forty and two months. (3 ½ years)
(Then will follow the days of the cruel rule of Anti-Christ)
Daniel 12: 6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
Daniel 12: 7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half (3 ½ YEARS)
Revelation 11: 2 and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (3 ½ yrs)
( End of the times of Gentiles begun in BC.606 - Lk.21: 24)
Dan 12: 1 And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Mat. 24: 21 For then shall be great tribulation , such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time , no, nor ever shall be.
Luke 21: 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth .
(If you are not in the rapture, you will be left behind to pass thru the tribulation)
Zep.1: 14-15 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation.
Amos 5: 18-19 the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
Revelation 9: 6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Mat 24: 22 Except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Rev. 6: 2 When he opened the first seal , and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow ; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
(This man is not Christ, but the Anti-Christ- he appear as the man of peace in the beginning)
Rev.6: 4 When he opened the second seal , And there went out another horse that was red : and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
Rev.6: 5 -6 And when he had opened the third seal ,
And I beheld, and lo a black horse ; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny ; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Rev.6: 7-8 And when he had opened the forth seal ,
and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him . And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Rev. 5: 1 I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
Rev.5: 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou (the lamb) art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Shadow in the Bible of the scroll (Jer.32: 6-16)
Ps.24: 1; Col.1: 16; 1.Jn.5:19 (Picture of the Lamb redeeming it from usurper the Satan)
(To Daniel revealed - Dan.12:4 = but not the contents; For us revealed thru Jesus Christ our Lord.)
As it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood ;
( Blood -Ex. 7: 17)
Rev.8: 10-11 The third angel sounded ,
There fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
The third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened
( Darkness -Ex.10:21)
Rev.9: 1 And the fifth angel sounded ,
I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. Revelation 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power
( Locust Ex.10:13)
( Rev. 9: 12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.)
I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Rev.9: 19 (Locusts) For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails : for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
(Five months to hurt man but not the vegetation )
(Men shall seek death; but shall not find death -Rev.9: 6)
Rev.11: 14 The second woe is past ; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
Rev.11: 15 And the seventh angel sounded ;
There were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ
Rev.11: 19 and there were lightning, and voices, and thundering, and an earthquake, and great hail . (Is. 30: 30)
his vial upon the great river Euphrates ; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared .
(For battle of Armageddon)
Rev.16: 17-18 And the seventh angel poured out
his vial into the air ; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne , saying, It is done . And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
Rev.16: 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven , every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail ;
TRIBULATION (Battle of Armageddon-Rev.16: 12-16)
This will be “war to end of all wars” (Dan.9: 26)
Armageddon means “the hill of slaughter”
Three wars are to be fought in Megiddo in future
1. At the beginning of the week ( Ez.38 )
2. At the end of the week ( Ez.39; Rev.16: 16 )
(Careful study reveals as two different battles)
3. At the end of millennium ( Rev.20: 7-9 )
Past history of Megiddo
Sisera was killed in the battle by Barak ( Jud.5: 19 )
King Ahab was killed in battle by Syrian army ( 1.Ki.22 )
King Josiah was killed by Pharaoh Necho ( 2.King 23: 29 )
Matt.24: 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall
the sun be darkened,
and the moon shall not give her light,
and the stars shall fall from heaven,
and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Matthew 24: 30 Then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Revelation)
(No above signs for Rapture – Matt.24:3-12; Lk.21:8-12 )
(Cataclysmic tribulation begins after the middle –Dan.9:27)
(At Revelation all will see him- Rev. 1: 7; Is.52: 8 )
JEWS AS A NATION WILL LOOK UNTO HIM
Zec.12: 10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced , and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
The plagues, the famine, the war, and the cruel rule of Anti-christ will make them to turn to God. God will send them upon “spirit of grace and supplication” Then the Lord will come down, and they will look un to him “the one they pierced” They will mourn like
“ Mourning of Hadad –rimmon” ( 2.King.23:29;2.Chr.35:24-25 )
Rev. 20: 2-3 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent,
w hich is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season .
REGATHERING OF ISRAEL
Matt 24: 31 And he shall send his angels
with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Ezekiel 39: 28-29 Then shall they know that
I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered …for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
Upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove to-ward the north, and half of it toward the south.
Zechariah 14: 8 And it shall be in that day,
That living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
(It is read, Israel have a plan to bring the water of Mediterranean sea to the dead sea; but due to the earth quake or changes water will began to flow to the dead sea and then it will be with fishes)
Isaiah 11: 6-10 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
T he leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain:
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
That in all the land, saiththe LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say,
It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
THE UNIVERSAL PEACE WILL BE ESTABLISHED
Isaiah 35: 1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad
for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.