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Featured Pre-Trib Only A Chronology of the End Times

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  1. Bible Highlighter

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    Prologue:

    The Present: Time of False Christs, Wars, and Rumors of Wars:
    (The Present: A Period or Age of Time That is Not the End):

    Matthew 24:4-6

    And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.​

    Mark 13:5-6

    And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.​

    Luke 17:22-23

    And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.​

    Luke 21:8-9

    And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.​


    The Rapture:
    (The Rapture or Translation of the Saints):

    Description of the Rapture:

    1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

    For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.​

    1 Corinthians 15:51-53

    Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.​


    The Dead in Christ Are Taken From Abraham's Bosom By the Rapture:
    (Both the Old Testament Saints and Church Age Saints in Abraham's Bosom Are Called to Rise To Meet the Lord in the Air. For in the Rapture: The Dead in Christ Shall Rise First):

    Zechariah 9:11 NIV and 1 Thessalonians 4:16

    For... I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit. And with the trump of God... the dead in Christ shall rise first:​


    Commentary - Zechariah 9:11 and Thessalonians 4:16

    Zechariah 9:11 is a prophetic Old Testament passage about the taking up of the saints from Abraham's bosom.

    What is Abraham's Bosom?

    Abraham's bosom (which is also known as Paradise) is described in Luke 16:19-31. It is a real place of comfort within the spirit realm; A temporary paradise where the saint's soul and spiritual body resides consciously to be with the Lord when their physical body dies (Genesis 3:19) (Ecclesiastes 12:7) (Luke 16:22). This paradise is located within the realm of the dead below the Earth (Which is also known as Sheol or Hades) which is separated by a great gulf from the fiery place of punishment known as "Torments" or what is commonly known as "Hell" (Luke 16:26) (Luke 16:23). It will be a place where the saint will be comforted (Luke 16:25). But, why is Abraham's bosom also called Paradise? Well, on the day of Christ's sacrifice, he had told the thief on the cross that: "This day, you shall be with me in Paradise" (Luke 23:43). But yet, Scripture tells us that when Christ died, he was in the heart of the Earth for three days and three nights, though (Matthew 12:40). So this leads us to conclude that during Christ's three days within the grave before His resurrection, He was with the thief in Abraham's bosom which is located in the heart (or the center) of the Earth.

    Does Abraham's Bosom Still Exist Within the Church Age Today?

    The real life story (or event) told by Jesus within Luke 16:19-31 took place during the time of Moses (Luke 16:29). However, the important question that must be asked is: Does Abraham's Bosom still exist today, though?

    Well, yes, I believe according to the plain reading of Scripture that Abraham's bosom still exists today within our present church age. For all true saints who die in Christ right now will go to be with the Lord down in Abraham's bosom and then later they will be taken up into Heaven when the Rapture occurs. For how else will the dead in Christ rise first? See 1 Thessalonians 4:16. Do the dead in Christ rise to go to Heaven and then come back down somewhere temporarily to be risen again at the Rapture? Do they rise in Christ twice spiritually? If so, where is the verse that explains this?

    In fact, many Christians today who are well versed in studying the Scriptures believe they go straight to Heaven; This is a common misconception because they interpret the ascension of Christ mentioned in Ephesians 4:8 as the time of when the saints in Abraham's bosom are being taken to Heaven.

    Ephesians 4:8 - "When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive."

    In other words, based on this passage, most Christians believe that Christ led those saints who were in captivity in Abraham's bosom captive up into Heaven when Christ ascended. However, is this what Ephesians 4:8 is talking about, though?

    No, actually it is actually talking about how when Christ ascended, He bound the enemy or the powers of darkness. How so? Well, our first clue to this fact is to look at the parallel reference of this passage located in Judges chapter five.

    Judges 5:12 - "Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead your captives captive, you son of Abinoam."

    Now, without boring you with all the details, to make a long story short, if you were to read Judged chapter 5, you would find out that Barak was leading his enemies captive and not his friends. To put it to you another way, the moment a true Christian is born again and then dedicates their life to Christ, they are then no longer Christ's enemy. For those in Abraham's bosom are God's elect or chosen who had put their trust in God to redeem them of their sins (See Luke 16:19-31).

    As a matter of fact, Gill's Exposition of the Bible says this...
    "He led captivity captive; which is expressive of Christ's conquests and triumph over sin, Satan, the world, death, and the grave; and indeed, every spiritual enemy of his and his people, especially the devil, who leads men captive at his will, and is therefore called captivity, and his principalities and powers, whom Christ has spoiled and triumphed over;"And 2nd Timothy says this...

    2 Timothy 2:26 - "And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. For when Christ had raised from the dead he put all things including the principalities and powers of darkness under his feet."

    Therefore, the word "captivity" is a reference to Satan leading people captive to his will and lets us know the true context or meaning behind Ephesians 4:8.

    For when Christ had risen from the dead, He put all things including the principalities and powers of darkness under his feet.

    Ephesians 1:20-23 "Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all."


    Those Who Are Alive in Christ on the Earth Are Then Raptured:
    (The Church Age Saints Are Called to Rise To Meet the Lord in the Air. This is Similar to the Translation of Enoch whereby He did Not Die):

    1 Thessalonians 4:17

    Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.​


    Clues Concerning the Rapture:

    John 14:3

    And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.​

    Matthew 25:10

    And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

    We are taught to look for that blessed hope and appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    Titus 2:13

    "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;"

    Promise of the Rapture:

    (A Deliverance of the Wrath to Come):

    1 Thessalonians 1:10

    "And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come."​

    1 Thessalonians 5:9

    "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,"

    The Rapture is a New Mystery Revealed:

    1 Corinthians 15:51

    "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,"

    Admonishes about being ready for the Rapture:

    (In order to miss out on the 7 Year Tribulation):

    Matthew 25:13

    "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."

    We are told to pray so that we may escape all these things mentioned within the Tribulation:

    Luke 21:36


    "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."
    What things shall we escape if we pray?

    Luke 21:10


    "Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom"
    Revelation 6:4

    "...and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another..."
    Luke 21:11

    "And great earthquakes..."
    Revelation 6:12

    "...and, lo, there was a great earthquake;"
    Luke 21:11

    "...and famines..."
    Revelation 6:5-6

    "And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. 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."
     
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    1st Half of Tribulation (The Beginning of Sorrows):
    (The First 3 ½ Years of the Tribulation):
    (Also Known As the "Beginning of Birth Pains"):

    The Beginning of Sorrows Described:
    (Nations Rise Against Nations, Famines, Pestilences, and Earthquakes, etc.):

    Matthew 24:7-8

    For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.​

    Mark 13:7-8

    For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.​

    Luke 21:10-11

    Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.​

    Isaiah 26:16-17 NLT

    LORD, in distress we searched for you. We prayed beneath the burden of your discipline. Just as a pregnant woman writhes and cries out in pain as she gives birth, so were we in your presence, LORD.​


    The Beginning of Sorrows Begins - The First Seal:

    The Anti-Christ Comes Forth:
    (Being a Savior to the Entire World by possibly stopping Destructive Nations):

    Revelation 6:1-2

    The First Seal Opened

    And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four living creatures saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.​

    Daniel 7:8 GWT (God's Word)

    A little horn... had eyes like human eyes and a mouth that spoke impressive things.​

    Daniel 7:25 ASV (American Standard Version)

    And he shall think to change the times and the law.​

    Daniel 7:24 DRB (Douay-Rheims Bible)

    And the ten horns of the same kingdom, shall be ten kings: and another shall rise up after them, and he shall be mightier than the former, and he shall bring down three kings.​

    Anti-Christ Makes A Peaceful Covenant With Israel & Other Nations:


    Daniel 8:25 and Daniel 11:21

    "By peace he shall destroy many," and "he shall come in peaceably and obtain the kingdom by flatteries"​

    Daniel 9:27a

    And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week​

    220 Days Passes Within the Tribulation Before Israel Sets Up the Temple Sacrifices:

    (See an explanation on this here)

    Iniquity Abounds, Love of Many Waxes Cold, & A Continuance of False Christs & Prophets:

    Matthew 24:24

    For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders​

    Mark 13:22

    For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders​

    Matthew 24:11-12

    And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.​

    2 Timothy 3:1-4

    In the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves... Without natural affection... despisers of those that are good, Traitors... lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God​

    Jude 1:18 WEB (World English Bible)

    In the last time there will be mockers, walking after their own ungodly lusts.​

    2 Peter 3:3-4

    Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming?​

    1 Timothy 4:1 NLT

    In the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons.​

    The Second Seal:

    Revelation 6:3-4

    The Second Seal Opened

    And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, Come and see. 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.​

    Days of Vengeance: (Middle of Tribulation):
    (A Continuation of the First 3 ½ Years of the Tribulation):

    Events Leading Up To The Days of Vengeance & Middle of The Tribulation:

    The Devil's Wrath Towards the Jews & Gentile Believers:

    Revelation 12:13b and Revelation 12:17

    He persecuted the woman who brought forth the male child. And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.​

    Revelation 12:12b

    For the devil has come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.​

    Anti-Christ Dies In Battle But Is Resurrected by the Devil:
    (Which is the result of Israel & Rome breaking their Covenant with him):
    (Also, Anti-Christ's Resurrection Begins the Surviving Tribulation Saint's 1,335 Day of Testing):

    Daniel 11:30a and Daniel 11:30b DRB (Douay-Rheims Bible)

    For the ships of... the Romans shall come upon him, and he shall be struck, and shall return, and shall have indignation against the covenant of the sanctuary, and he shall succeed: and he shall return and shall devise against them that have forsaken the covenant of the sanctuary.​

    Revelation 13:1-3a

    And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast that I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed:​

    Revelation 17:8 NLT

    The beast you saw was once alive but isn't now. And yet he will soon come up out of the bottomless pit and go to eternal destruction. And the people who belong to this world, whose names were not written in the Book of Life before the world was made, will be amazed at the reappearance of this beast who had died.​

    Possible Time of the Emergence of Counterfeit Signs Supporting the Anti-Christ:

    Matthew 24:24

    For there shall arise... false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.​

    Mark 13:22

    For... false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.​

    2 Thessalonians 2:9

    Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders​

    Babylon (The Harlot) is Destroyed By the Anti-Christ and the Ten Kings:

    (Babylon is Burned by Fire and It's Religious Headquarters & Economic System Falls):
    (The 1st Phase of the Fall of Babylon):

    A. Babylon's Royal & Religious Authority Falls To the Beast & His 10 Kings:
    (And a Call is Given to People to Come Out of It's Remaining False Religion):

    Revelation 17:5 NLT, Revelation 17:2 NLT, Revelation 17:12-13 ESV,
    Revelation 17:16a NLT, Revelation 17:16b WEY, Revelation 18:1-8 NLT

    Babylon the Great, Mother of All Prostitutes and Obscenities in the World.” ...was drunk... with the blood of God’s holy people who were witnesses for Jesus.

    Judgment... is... come on the great prostitute, who rules over... the kings of the world have committed adultery with her, and the people who belong to this world have been made drunk by the wine of her immorality.

    And the... ten kings who have not yet received royal power... are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast.

    The... beast and his ten horns all hate the prostitute... and they will cause her to be laid waste and will strip her bare. They will eat her flesh, and burn her up with fire.

    After all this I saw another angel come down from heaven with great authority, and the earth grew bright with his splendor. He gave a mighty shout:

    “Babylon is fallen—that great city is fallen!
    She has become a home for demons.
    She is a hideout for every foul spirit,
    a hideout for every foul vulture
    and every foul and dreadful animal.
    For all the nations have fallen
    because of the wine of her passionate immorality.
    The kings of the world have committed adultery with her.
    Because of her desires for extravagant luxury,
    the merchants of the world have grown rich.”


    Then I heard another voice calling from heaven,

    “Come away from her, my people.
    Do not take part in her sins,
    or you will be punished with her.
    For her sins are piled as high as heaven,
    and God remembers her evil deeds.
    Do to her as she has done to others.
    Double her penalty for all her evil deeds.
    She brewed a cup of terror for others,
    so brew twice as much for her.
    She glorified herself and lived in luxury,
    so match it now with torment and sorrow.
    She boasted in her heart,
    ‘I am queen on my throne.
    I am no helpless widow,
    and I have no reason to mourn.’
    Therefore, these plagues will overtake her in a single day—
    death and mourning and famine.
    She will be completely consumed by fire,
    for the Lord God who judges her is mighty.
    ”​

    Revelation 18:20 NIV

    "Rejoice over her, O heaven!
    Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets!
    God has judged her for the way she treated you."

    Revelation 18:22-23 NLT

    "The sound of harps, singers, flutes, and trumpets will never be heard in you again.
    The happy voices of brides and grooms will never be heard in you again.
    For... you deceived the nations with your sorceries."

    B. As Babylon (the City) Burns by Fire, Babylon's Economic System Falls:

    (Effecting the Entire World's Economy):

    Revelation 18:9-12 NLT, Revelation 18:13 ESV, Revelation 18:14 WEB,
    .. Revelation 18:15-16 NLT, Revelation 18:17 ESV, Revelation 18:18 NLT, and
    .. Revelation 18:19 ISV

    And the kings of the world who committed adultery with her and enjoyed her great luxury will mourn for her as they see the smoke rising from her charred remains. They will stand at a distance, terrified by her great torment. They will cry out,

    “How terrible, how terrible for you,
    O Babylon, you great city!
    In a single moment
    God’s judgment came on you.”


    The merchants of the world will weep and mourn for her, for there is no one left to buy their goods. She bought great quantities of gold, silver, jewels, and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet cloth; things made of fragrant thyine wood, ivory goods, and objects made of expensive wood; and bronze, iron, and marble. Cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls.

    The fruits which your soul lusted after have been lost to you, and all things that were dainty and sumptuous have perished from you, and you will find them no more at all. The merchants who became wealthy by selling her these things will stand at a distance, terrified by her great torment. They will weep and cry out,

    “How terrible, how terrible for that great city!
    She was clothed in finest purple and scarlet linens,
    decked out with gold and precious stones and pearls!
    For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste.”


    And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off. They will cry out as they watch the smoke ascend, and they will say,

    “Where is there another city as great as this?” Then they threw dust on their heads and shouted while crying and mourning:

    "How terrible, how terrible it is for the great city, where all who had ships at sea became rich from her wealth, because it has been destroyed in a single hour!"

    Revelation 18:22-23 NLT

    "No craftsmen and no trades will ever be found in you again.
    The sound of the mill will never be heard in you again.
    The light of a lamp will never shine in you again.
    For your merchants were the greatest in the world
    "​

    The Third Seal:


    Revelation 6:5-6

    The Third Seal Opened

    And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on it had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see you hurt not the oil and the wine.​

    The Three Angels & Their Messages of Judgment:


    A. First Angel Warns of God's Coming Judgment

    Revelation 14:6-7 CJB (Complete Jewish Bible)

    Next I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven with everlasting Good News to proclaim to those living on the earth - to every nation, tribe, language and people. In a loud voice he said, “Fear God, give him glory, for the hour has come when he will pass judgment! Worship the One who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water!”​

    B. Second Angel Declares The Fall of Babylon:


    Revelation 14:8

    And there followed another angel, saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”

    C. Third Angel Warns Not To Take The Upcoming Mark of the Beast:


    Revelation 14:9-11

    And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”​

    The Two Witnesses:

    (Part 1 - Prophecy begins by the Two Witnesses (Moses & Elijah)):

    Malachi 4:5

    Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD​

    Zechariah 4:11 and Zechariah 4:14

    "11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?" ... "14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth."​

    Revelation 11:1-5

    And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, “Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.” “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.”​

    A Voice From Heaven Speaks Along With A Message From The Spirit:


    Revelation 14:13 (CJB) (Complete Jewish Bible)

    Next I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write: 'How blessed are the dead who die united with the Lord, from now on!'”

    “'Yes,'” says the Spirit, “'now they may rest from their efforts, for the things they have accomplished follow along with them.'”

    "Days of Vengeance" is Named By The Lord At This Point:

    Anti-Christ's Armed Forces Attack Jerusalem:

    Luke 21:20-24a

    And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations:​

    The Middle of the Tribulation:
    (Also Known As the "Middle of Daniel's 70th Week"):
    (Last Month of the 1st Half of the Tribulation):
    (30 Days Before the Midpoint Day of the Tribulation):

    Anti-Christ Takes Jerusalem & The Temple Sacrifices Are Stopped:
    (And the Gentile Nations Will Trod Down Upon the City for 42 Months):
    (This capture of Jerusalem will happen 30 days prior to the Abomination of Desolation and this 42 month period of the "Trodding Down of the Gentiles" will conclude upon the completion of the 6th Trumpet with 30 more days left until the end of Daniel's 70th Week):

    Daniel 11:31a NIV

    His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice.​

    Daniel 12:11a NLT and Daniel 12:11b NLT

    From the time the daily sacrifice is stopped... there will be 1,290 days.​

    Revelation 11:2 NLT

    The nations ... will trample the holy city for 42 months.​

    Midpoint Day of the Tribulation:

    (Continuation of the "Middle of Daniel's 70th Week"):

    The Anti-Christ Sets Up the Abomination of Desolation in the Jewish Temple:

    Matthew 24:15-22

    When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand): Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.​

    Mark 13:14-20

    But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment. But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.​

    Daniel 9:24-27

    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 everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 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. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 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.​

    A Select Group of Jews Flee to the Mountains:

    (Which can also be referred to as "the wilderness" within the Scriptures)

    Revelation 12:6

    And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and three score days.​

    Revelation 12:14-16

    And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.​



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    2nd Half of Tribulation (The Great Tribulation):
    (The Second 3 ½ Years of the Tribulation)
    (Also Known As "The Time of Jacob's Trouble"):

    The Great Tribulation Begins:
    (The Days of Vengeance Continued):

    The Beast Worshiped, False Prophet Arises, Mark of Beast Given, & Many Are Killed:
    (The Anti-Christ or the Beast will be a Savior to the Entire World by offering Financial Security and Food by the taking of the Mark):

    A. The Devil & Beast Are Worshiped; And The Beast Speaks Against God:

    Revelation 13:3b-6 and Revelation 13:7b-10

    ...And all the world marveled after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon who gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped 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. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

    And power was given him over all tribes, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man has an ear, let him hear. He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.​

    Daniel 7:25 ASV (American Standard Version)

    And he shall... change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time​

    Daniel 7:25

    And he shall speak great words against the most High​

    2 Thessalonians 2:3b-4 and 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

    The son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deception of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be condemned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.​

    B. Another Beast Comes Forth (i.e. The False Prophet):


    Revelation 13:11-15a

    And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them who dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, that had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak,​

    C. The Mark of the Beast is Given And Many People Are Killed:


    Revelation 13:16-18

    And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred three score and six.​

    The Fourth Seal


    Revelation 6:7-8

    The Fourth Seal Opened

    And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, 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.​

    Revelation 13:15b

    And ... that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.​

    Many Christians Are Betrayed, Persecuted, and Killed For Their Faith:
    (Also Known As the "Great Falling Away"):
    (For Many Claimed Believers in Christ Will Apostasize or Fall Away From the Faith):
    (They Will Apostasize by Believing the Signs & Lies That The Beast is Their Savior):
    (And Multitudes of True Christians Will Be Martyred For Their Belief in Jesus):

    2 Thessalonians 2:2 NLT and 2 Thessalonians 2:3

    Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. For that day shall not come, except there come the falling away first,​

    Matthew 24:9-10 NIV

    You will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,​

    Mark 13:9-13a

    But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. And the gospel must first be published among all nations. But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake:​

    Luke 21:12b-17

    They shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.​

    John 16:2 NLT

    And the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God.​

    Daniel 7:21

    I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;​

    Daniel 8:9-10

    And...a little horn...waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.​

    Revelation 13:7a

    And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them​

    Admonishments To Endure Persecution:

    Romans 1:16

    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.​

    Matthew 13:20-21

    But he that received the seed in stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it; Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he is offended.​

    Matthew 24:13

    But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.​

    Mark 13:13b

    But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.​

    Luke 21:18 ISV

    Not a hair on your head will be lost.​

    Revelation 2:11b

    He that overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death.​

    Revelation 21:7

    He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.​

    Luke 21:19

    In your patience possess ye your souls.​

    Admonishment To Not Follow After Men Claiming to Be Christ - Especially the Beast:

    (For the Same Way In Which Christ Returns Will Be the Way in Which He Left):

    Matthew 24:23 and Matthew 24:25-26

    Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.​

    Mark 13:21and Mark 13:23

    And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.​

    Acts 1:11 ISV (International Standard Version)

    They asked, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This same Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you saw him go up into heaven."

    The Saints in Heaven: - The Fifth Seal:


    Revelation 6:9-11

    The Fifth Seal Opened

    And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, do you not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little while, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.​


    "Signs Leading Up to the Day of the Lord:

    The Sixth Seal:
    (Part 1 - Sun goes dark, moon turns blood red, and a great earthquake, etc.):
    (After These Signs The Days of Vengeance Ends):

    Revelation 6:12-13

    The Sixth Seal Opened:

    And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casts its unripe figs, when it is shaken by a mighty wind.​

    Matthew 24:29-30a

    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:​

    Mark 13:24-25

    But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.​

    Luke 21:25-26

    And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.​

    Acts 2:20

    The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:​

    Joel 2:31

    The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.​

    Admonishments on the "Day of the Lord" before the "Second Coming":

    (A clue on when Day of the Lord will occur and a warning against desiring it):

    2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 NLT

    Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him. Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun.​

    2 Thessalonians 2:3

    Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come the falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed,​

    Amos 5:18

    Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.​

    The Day of the Lord (The Day of Wrath):
    (The Great Tribulation Continued):

    Description of the Day of the Lord:

    Zephaniah 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, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,​

    Zechariah 14:1 NLT

    Watch, for the day of the LORD is coming when your possessions will be plundered right in front of you!​

    The Day of the Lord Begins:

    (The Great Day of Wrath):

    The Sixth Seal: (Part 2)
    (Closing Scene in Heaven #1: God the Son appears to the Earth sitting upon a Throne):

    Revelation 6:14-17

    Conclusion of the Sixth Seal:


    And the heavens departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the generals , and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath has come; and who shall be able to stand?​

    Luke 17:26-33

    And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.​

    The Seventh Seal:

    Revelation 8:1-6

    The Seventh Seal Opened:

    And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire from the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.​

    The 144,000 Jews:

    (Part 1 - The Sealing of the 144,000):

    Revelation 7:1-8

    And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

    Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.​

    The Two Witnesses:

    (Part 2 - The Two Witnesses Display of the Lord's Power Under the Trumpet Judgments):

    Revelation 11:3a and Revelation 11:6

    "3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses..." "6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.​

    "The First Six Trumpet Judgments:

    Revelation 8:7-13

    The First Trumpet Sounded

    The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

    The Second Trumpet Sounded

    And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

    The Third Trumpet Sounded

    And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

    The Fourth Trumpet Sounded

    And the fourth angel sounded, and 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, and the day shined not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through midheaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!​

    Revelation 9:1-21

    The Fifth Trumpet Sounded (First Woe)

    And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 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. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men who have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when it strikes a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, who is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue he has the name Apollyon. One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more after these.

    The Sixth Trumpet Sounded (Second Woe)

    And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, Loose the four angels who are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, with heads, and with them they do hurt. And the rest of the men who were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, and silver, and bronze, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.​

    The Two Witnesses:

    (Part 3 - The Death & Resurrection of the Two Witnesses):

    Revelation 11:7-14

    The Witnesses Killed:

    And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and tribes and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not allow their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

    The Witnesses Raised

    And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them who saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up here. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the rest were frightened, and gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe comes quickly.​

    The Seventh Trumpet:
    (Third Woe)
    (Closing Scene in Heaven #2: The Ark of the Covenant Appears in the Heavenly Temple)

    Revelation 11:15-19

    The Seventh Trumpet Sounded

    And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying,

    "The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever."

    And the four and twenty elders, who sat before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces, and worshiped God, Saying,

    "We give you thanks, O Lord God Almighty, who is, and was, and is to come; because you have taken to you your great power, and have reigned. And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that you should give reward unto your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great; and should destroy them who destroy the earth."

    And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his covenant: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.​

    The First Six Vials of the Wrath of God:


    Revelation 15:1-8 and Revelation 16:1-12

    Angels Receive the Last Plagues

    And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

    And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

    First Vial Poured Out

    And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

    Second Vial Poured Out

    And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

    Third Vial Poured Out

    And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

    Fourth Vial Poured Out

    And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

    Fifth Vial Poured Out

    And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.​

    The Battle of Armageddon:
    - (Part 1):

    (Anti-Christ Sets Out To Destroy Invading Armies From the East & the North):
    (Turning Into A Power Struggle of All Nations To Attack Jerusalem & To Stop The Beast):
    (Jerusalem & It's People Are Abused & Half of the City Is Taken Prisoner and Removed):

    The Sixth Vial:
    Sixth Vial Poured Out (Part 1)

    Revelation 16:12

    And the sixth angel poured out 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.​

    A Call is Given For All Nations To Fight Down in The Valley of Jehoshaphat:


    Joel 3:9-12 NLT

    Say to the nations far and wide: “Get ready for war! Call out your best warriors. Let all your fighting men advance for the attack. Hammer your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Train even your weaklings to be warriors. Come quickly, all you nations everywhere. Gather together in the valley.” And now, O LORD, call out your warriors! “Let the nations be called to arms. Let them march to the valley of Jehoshaphat.​

    All Nations Gather Together To Attack Jerusalem:


    Revelation 16:13-14

    Sixth Vial (Part 2)

    And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon...
    For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to... battle​

    Zechariah 14:2b NLT, Zechariah 14:2a NLT

    All the nations... will gather... to fight against Jerusalem.​

    Anti-Christ is Alarmed By Incoming Troops & Sets Out To Destroy Them:


    Daniel 11:44 NLT

    But then news from the east and the north will alarm him, and he will set out in great anger to destroy and obliterate many.​

    The Nations Reach The Valley of Jehoshaphat:


    Joel 3:12a EXB and Joel 3:12b-16a NLT

    In the Valley... of Jehoshaphat. There I, the LORD, will sit to pronounce judgment on them all. Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread the grapes, for the winepress is full. The storage vats are overflowing with the wickedness of these people. Thousands upon thousands are waiting in the valley of decision. There the day of the LORD will soon arrive. The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will no longer shine. The LORD’s voice will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth will shake.​

    Jerusalem is Captured & Despoiled:


    Zechariah 14:2c NLT, Zechariah 14:2d HCS

    The city will be taken, the houses looted, and the women raped. Half the population will be taken into captivity... but the rest of the people will not be removed from the city.​

    The Nations Are Then Hit With A Plague:


    Zechariah 14:12 ESV , Zechariah 14:13 NLT, Zechariah 14:15 NLT

    And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. On that day they will be terrified, stricken by the LORD with great panic. They will fight their neighbors hand to hand. This same plague will strike the horses, mules, camels, donkeys, and all the other animals in the enemy camps​

    .The Gospel Has Been Preached To All The World:
    (And The Target Number of Gentiles Who Will Come to the Faith Has Been Reached):

    Matthew 24:14

    And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.​

    Luke 21:24b

    And Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.​

    Romans 11:25

    For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in.​

    The Nation Israel Calls on the Lord & Becomes Regenerated:


    Joel 3:16b NLT

    But the LORD will be a refuge for his people, a strong fortress for the people of Israel.​

    Hosea 5:15

    I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.​

    Romans 11:23-24 NLT

    And if the people of Israel turn from their unbelief, they will be grafted in again, for God has the power to graft them back into the tree. You, by nature, were a branch cut from a wild olive tree. So if God was willing to do something contrary to nature by grafting you into his cultivated tree, he will be far more eager to graft the original branches back into the tree where they belong.​

    Leviticus 26:40-42 WEB

    “'If they confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they trespassed against me, and also that, because they walked contrary to me, I also walked contrary to them, and brought them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity; then I will remember my covenant with Jacob; and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land."​

    Hosea 6:1-3 GWT

    Let's return to the LORD. Even though he has torn us to pieces, he will heal us. Even though he has wounded us, he will bandage our wounds. After two days he will revive us. On the third day he will raise us so that we may live in his presence. Let's learn about the LORD. Let's get to know the LORD. He will come to us as sure as the morning comes. He will come to us like the autumn rains and the spring rains that water the ground.​

    Joel 2:32

    And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.​

    Matthew 23:39 NIV

    For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'​

    The 1st Harvest is Ready to Be Reaped:


    Revelation 14:14-15

    And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in your sickle, and reap: for the time has come for you to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.​

    "The Second Coming of Christ:
    (The Lord Appears in the Clouds Coming in Great Power & Glory):

    Revelation 16:15

    The Sixth Vial (Part 3)

    "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame."​

    Revelation 1:7 NIV

    Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him.​

    Matthew 24:27

    For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.​

    Mark 13:26

    And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.​

    Luke 17:24

    For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.​

    Luke 21:27

    And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.​

    Isaiah 26:21a NLT

    Look! The LORD is coming from heaven to punish the people of the earth for their sins.​

    Psalm 96:13 NKJV

    For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness​

    Matthew 24:30b

    And they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn​

    Revelation 19:11-13 and Revelation 19:15-16

    And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

    And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.​

    1 Timothy 6:14 NLT and 1 Timothy 6:15 NKJV

    Our Lord Jesus Christ comes again...
    He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.​

    Certain Saints in Heaven Are Made Ready For The Marriage Supper of The Lamb:


    Revelation 19:6-8 HCS and Revelation 19:9 NIV

    Then I heard something like the voice of a vast multitude, like the sound of cascading waters, and like the rumbling of loud thunder, saying:

    "Hallelujah, because our Lord God, the Almighty, has begun to reign! Let us be glad, rejoice, and give Him glory, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself. She was given fine linen to wear, bright and pure. For the fine linen represents the righteous acts of the saints."

    Then the angel said to me,

    Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’”​

    The Lord Gathers His Elect For the Upcoming Battle:
    (The Call to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb):
    (The 2nd Rapture or Translation of the Saints):
    (And The End of the Surviving Tribulation Saint's 1,335 Day of Testing):

    Luke 12:36

    And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.​

    Daniel 12:12 ISV and Daniel 12:12 NIV

    Blessed is the one who perseveres...and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.​

    Revelation 14:16

    And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.​

    Matthew 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.​

    Mark 13:27

    And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.​

    Luke 17:34-37

    "I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left."

    And they answered and said unto him,

    "Where, Lord?"

    And he said unto them,

    "Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together."​

    Matthew 24:28

    For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.​

    Revelation 19:17-18 and Revelation 19:14

    And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying

    "To all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great."

    And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.​

    Jude 1:14

    Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,​

    Isaiah 31:4 NLT

    The LORD of Heaven’s Armies will come down​

    Isaiah 26:21b NLT

    The earth will no longer hide those who have been killed. They will be brought out for all to see.​


    The Battle of Armageddon:
    - (Part 2)

    (The Lord & His Bride Fight & Destroy the Attacking Armies from All Nations):
    (Also Known As "The Battle of that Great Day of God Almighty"):
    (And Also Known As "The Marriage Supper of the Lamb"):

    The Lord Lands on the Mount of Olives & Destroys Those Who Have Captured The Area:
    (And the Mountain Splits Apart Creating A Valley):

    Zechariah 14:4-5 NLT

    On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem. And the Mount of Olives will split apart, making a wide valley running from east to west. Half the mountain will move toward the north and half toward the south.

    You will flee through this valley, for it will reach across to Azal. Yes, you will flee as you did from the earthquake in the days of King Uzziah of Judah.​

    Isaiah 42:13a ESV, Isaiah 42:13b NAS, Isaiah 42:14a ESV, Isaiah 42:14b,
    .. Isaiah 42:15a NLT, Isaiah 42:15b NIV, Isaiah 42:15c NAS

    The LORD goes out like a mighty man, like a man of war he stirs up his zeal; He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry. He will prevail against His enemies. For a long time I have held my peace; I have kept still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in labor; I will destroy and devour at once.

    I will level the mountains and hills... and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into islands... and dry up the ponds.​

    Micah 1:3-4 NIV

    Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads the high places of the earth. The mountains melt beneath him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope.​

    The Lord Enters the Temple:

    (Christ enters the East Gate of the Temple & Takes Jerusalem):

    Isaiah 43:2 NIV and Isaiah 43:4 NIV

    "2 And I saw the Glory of the God of Israel coming from the East ..." "4 The Glory of the LORD entered the Temple through the gate facing East.​

    "Nations Prepare To Attack The Lord:

    A. The Anti-Christ Gathers All Nations To Attack Christ:

    Revelation 16:13-14 KJ2

    And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth... of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of demons, working miracles, who go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to... battle... God​

    B. The Lord Questions The Futility of The World's Anger & Their Attack Upon Him:


    Psalm 2:1-2 NLT

    Why are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one.​

    C. But The Lord Knew This Day Would Come, For It Was He Who Gathered Them:

    (Gathering All Nations To Face His Judgment in The Battle of The Great Day of God Almighty):

    Revelation 14:17 and Revelation 14:17-19 NLT

    And... another angel came from the Temple in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. Then another angel, who had power to destroy with fire, came from the altar. He shouted to the angel with the sharp sickle, “Swing your sickle now to gather the clusters of grapes from the vines of the earth, for they are ripe for judgment.” So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and loaded the grapes into the great winepress of God’s wrath.​

    Zephaniah 3:8a GWT (God's Word Translation) and Zephaniah 3:8b

    One day I will stand up ... to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.​

    Revelation 16:16 and Revelation 16:14

    And He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. To gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.​

    The Lord Sets Out To Fight Against All The Attacking Nations:

    (Treading Them in The Wrath of His Winepress):

    Zechariah 14:3 NLT

    Then the LORD will go out to fight against those nations, as he has fought in times past.​

    Isaiah 63:3 DBY (Darby Bible Translation)

    I have trodden the winepress alone, and of the peoples not a man was with me; and I have trodden them in mine anger, and trampled them in my fury; and their blood is sprinkled upon my garments, and I have stained all mine apparel.​

    Revelation 14:20 NLT

    The grapes were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress in a stream about 180 miles long and as high as a horse’s bridle.​

    Jeremiah 46:10a NAS, Jeremiah 46:10b GWT, Jeremiah 46:10c NLT, Jeremiah 46:10d, .. Jeremiah 46:10e NAS, Jeremiah 46:10f, Jeremiah 46:10g NAS

    For that day belongs to the Lord GOD of hosts. It is a day of vengeance when he will take revenge on his enemies. The sword will devour until it is satisfied... and made drunk with their blood. For there will be a... sacrifice... for the Lord GOD of hosts, In the land of the north by the river Euphrates.​

    Psalm 2:9 ESV

    You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.​

    Zechariah 12:9 NIV

    "On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem."​

    Zechariah 12:3 NIV

    "On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves."​

    Isaiah 31:5 NLT

    He will defend and save the city; he will pass over it and rescue it.​

    Isaiah 31:4-5 NLT

    The LORD of Heaven’s Armies will... fight on Mount Zion. The LORD of Heaven’s Armies will hover over Jerusalem and protect it like a bird protecting its nest.​

    Lord Defeats The Anti-Christ, The False Prophet, And The Remaining Kings & Their Armies:

    Daniel 11:45a NLT

    He will stop between the glorious holy mountain and the sea and will pitch his royal tents. But while he is there, his time will suddenly run out​

    Revelation 19:19 NIV, Revelation 19:20a HCS, 2 Thessalonians 2:8b ISV,
    .. Revelation 19:20b HCS, Daniel 11:45b NLT, Revelation 19:20c HCS,
    .. Revelation 19:20b HCS, Revelation 19:20d HCS

    Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast... powerless by the manifestation of his coming... was taken prisoner... and no one will help him. And along with him the false prophet... was taken prisoner... who had performed the signs in his presence.​

    Isaiah 31:8-9 NLT

    The strong young Assyrians will be taken away as captives. Even the strongest will quake with terror, and princes will flee when they see your battle flags​

    2 Thessalonians 2:8a

    And then shall that Wicked One.... the Lord shall consume with the breath of his mouth​

    Revelation 19:20

    And the beast... and the false prophet... were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.​

    Isaiah 31:8 NLT

    The Assyrians will be destroyed, but not by the swords of men. The sword of God will strike them​

    Revelation 19:2 and Revelation 19:21

    For true and righteous are his judgments... And the rest were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.​


    The Seventh Vial:

    (Closing Scene in Heaven #3: The Father declares from the Heavenly Temple, "It is done")

    The Seventh Vial (Part 1):

    Revelation 16:17-18a

    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;​

    Babylon is Destroyed by God With a Great Earthquake:

    (Babylon (the Great City) Forever Falls):
    (The 2nd and Final Phase of the Fall of Babylon):

    Seventh Vial (Part 2):
    (The Conclusion of God's Wrath):

    Revelation 18:21 HCS (Holman Christian Standard)

    Then a mighty angel picked up a stone like a large millstone and threw it into the sea, saying: In this way, Babylon the great city will be thrown down violently and never be found again.

    Revelation 16:18b-21

    And there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 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; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.​

    The Temple is completely destroyed:


    Matthew 24:1a-2

    And... the temple... There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.​

    Mark 13:1a-2

    And... of the temple, ...there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.​


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    Earth is Purified by Fire & Satan is Bound:

    The Earth is A Dark & Desolate Wasteland:

    Jeremiah 4:23 ERV, Jeremiah 4:24 AMP, Jeremiah 4:25 ERV,
    .. Jeremiah 4:26a ISV, Jeremiah 4:26b WEB, Jeremiah 4:27 GWT

    I looked at the earth. It was empty; there was nothing on it. I looked at the sky, and its light was gone. I looked at the mountains, and... they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly to and fro. I looked, but there were no people. All the birds of the sky had flown away. I looked, and the fruitful land had become a desert. All its cities were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger. This is what the LORD says: The whole earth will be ruined, although I will not destroy it completely.​


    The Earth is Purified by Fire

    (Conclusion of the Day of the Lord):

    (All Things Upon the Earth Are Destroyed By Fire):
    (And the Polluted Atmosphere Passes Away With a Great Noise):

    2 Peter 3:10-12

    "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. ...all these things shall be dissolved, .... wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat."​


    Satan is Bound in the Bottomless Pit:

    Revelation 20:1-3

    "And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which 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: ..."


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    The Millennium:
    (The 1,000 Year Reign of Christ)
    (The 1st New Heavens and New Earth)

    The Earth is Re-Created or Re-Formed Out of This Current Earth:

    Isaiah 65:17


    "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind."​


    The First Phase of the Resurrection of the Saints:


    John 5:29 GNV

    "And they shall come forth, that have done good, unto the resurrection of life:"
    Acts 24:15 DRA

    "Having hope in God, ... that there shall be a resurrection of the just..."​

    Daniel 12:2

    "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, ... to everlasting life,"​

    Revelation 20:6 a

    "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, ..."​

    Isaiah 65:18 KJ2

    "But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy."

    Abraham, Select Patriachs, and the Martyred Tribulation Saints will Live and Reign with Christ for 1,000 Years:

    Revelation 20:4


    And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.​

    Revelation 20:6 b

    "...they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years."

    A Description of What the Millennium Will Be Like:

    Isaiah 65:19-21 NLT, Isaiah 65:22 NET, Isaiah 65:23 EXB, Isaiah 65:24, Isaiah 65:25 ESV

    "I will rejoice over Jerusalem and delight in my people. And the sound of weeping and crying will be heard in it no more.

    No longer will babies die when only a few days old. No longer will adults die before they have lived a full life. No longer will people be considered old at one hundred! Only the cursed will die that young!

    In those days people will live in the houses they build and eat the fruit of their own vineyards.

    No longer will they build a house only to have another live in it, or plant a vineyard only to have another eat its fruit, for my people will live as long as trees, and my chosen ones will enjoy to the fullest what they have produced.

    They will never again work for nothing [ not labor in vain ]. They will never again give birth to children who die young. All my people will be blessed by the Lord; they and their children will be blessed.

    And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

    The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the LORD."​


    Satan is Loosed Out of the Bottomless Pit and He Deceives the Nations:

    Revelation 20:7-8

    "And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth,"​

    Revelation 20:3 b


    "...till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season."​


    The Final or Last Battle:

    Revelation 20:8-9

    "Gog, and Magog, ... gather ... together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them."​


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    The Final Resurrections, the Earth Passes Away, and the Judgment:

    Prologue:

    The Devil is Cast into the Lake of Fire:


    Revelation 20:10 DARBY

    "And the devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where [are] both the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for the ages of ages."

    The Final Resurrections:
    (2nd or Last Phase of the Resurrection of the Saints and the Resurrection of the Wicked):

    John 5:29 GNV


    "And they shall come forth, that have done good unto the resurrection of life: but they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of condemnation.."​

    Acts 24:15 DRA

    "Having hope in God, which these also themselves look for, that there shall be a resurrection of the just and unjust."​

    Daniel 12:2

    "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt."
    Revelation 20:13 a

    "And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, ..."​


    The Heavens and the Earth Pass Away:

    Revelation 20:11

    "...the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them."​


    One Judgment (in Two Parts):

    (The Judgment of God's People and the Judgment of the Wicked):

    Hebrews 9:27

    "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment."​

    A. The Dead Stand Before The Throne, The Books Are Opened, and Jesus Comes Before the Father:

    Daniel 7:9-10


    "I beheld ... the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.​

    Revelation 20:12 a


    "And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life.​

    Daniel 7:13

    "I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him."​

    B. Every Tongue Will Confess That Jesus is Lord:


    Philippians 2:9-11

    "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."​

    C. All of Mankind is Judged by Jesus and by the Books That Have Recorded Their Works.

    John 5:22 KJ2

    "For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son:"​

    Acts 17:31

    "Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead."​

    Revelation 20:12 b

    "And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done."​


    (1) The Judgment Part 1.
    (The Weeds Are Removed From the Wheat)
    (And God's People Are Judged)

    (a) The Weeds Are Removed From the Wheat By Christ's Angels:

    Matthew 13:30

    “...and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
    Matthew 25:33

    “And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.”
    Matthew 13:41

    “...The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
    (b) God's People Are Judged:

    1 Peter 4:17 a


    "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God..."
    Hebrews 10:30

    "For... The Lord shall judge his people."
    1 Corinthians 3:10-15 ESV

    "According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw — each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire."
    Matthew 25:22-23
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    “He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."
    James 1:12

    "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him."

    (2) The Judgment Part 2.
    (The Wicked Are Judged)

    Judgment of the Wicked As A Whole:

    2 Thessalonians 1:7-8

    "...the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:"
    Revelation 21:8

    "...the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
    Galatians 5:19-21

    "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
    Revelation 20:14 CEV, Revelation 20:15

    ...death and its kingdom were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
    Judgment of the Unprofitable Servants or the Weeds:

    Matthew 25:24-28 ESV, Matthew 25:30 KJ2


    "He ... who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
    Matthew 7:22-23, Matthew 7:26, Matthew 7:19 NLT

    "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, ...

    So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire."
    Matthew 13:40, Matthew 13:42

    "As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. ... And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
    Luke 13:27 MEV, Luke 13:28

    "But He will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know you, or where you come from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out."
    Matthew 25:41-46

    "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment..."​


    Warnings Concerning the Lord's Judgment:
    (For He Will Repay Us According to What We Have Done)

    2 Corinthians 5:10

    "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."​

    Ecclesiastes 12:14

    "For God shall bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."​

    Romans 2:6 GNT

    "For God will reward each of us according to what we have done."​

    Romans 14:10-12

    "...for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God."
    Matthew 16:27

    "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works."​

    Jeremiah 17:10 a, Jeremiah 17:10 b ESV

    "I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”​

    Revelation 22:12

    "And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."
    1 Corinthians 3:16-17

    "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are."​

    Hebrews 10:26


    "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins."​

    Galatians 6:7

    "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."​


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    The Final New Heavens and New Earth:

    The New Heavens and New Earth Appears:

    Revelation 21:1 a


    "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; ..."​

    Brief Description of the New Heavens and New Earth:

    Revelation 21:1


    "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:...and there was no more sea."​

    Revelation 22:1 AMP , Revelation 22:2-5

    "Then the angel showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb (Christ), In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light ..."​


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    New Jerusalem Comes Down from out of Heaven:

    Revelation 21:2-3

    "And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God."​

    Revelation 21:10-21 NLT

    "...the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God and sparkled like a precious stone—like jasper as clear as crystal. The city wall was broad and high, with twelve gates guarded by twelve angels. And the names of the twelve tribes of Israel were written on the gates. There were three gates on each side—east, north, south, and west. The wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

    The angel who talked to me held in his hand a gold measuring stick to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. When he measured it, he found it was a square, as wide as it was long. In fact, its length and width and height were each 1,400 miles. Then he measured the walls and found them to be 216 feet thick (according to the human standard used by the angel).

    The wall was made of jasper, and the city was pure gold, as clear as glass. The wall of the city was built on foundation stones inlaid with twelve precious stones:the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were made of pearls—each gate from a single pearl! And the main street was pure gold, as clear as glass."​

    Revelation 21:22-27

    "And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."​


    The Words of the Saint Today Who Have Hope in This New Jerusalem:


    Hebrews 13:14

    "For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come."​


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    Saints Witness the Lifeless Remains of the Wicked:

    The Saints View The Lifeless Remains (i.e. Corpses) of the Wicked:

    Isaiah 66:22-24

    "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord. And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh."​

    For the Final Fate of the Wicked is Destruction (or Annihiation):

    2 Thessalonians 1:9

    "Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power."​

    2 Peter 2:6 NHEB


    "...and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, having made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly.”​

    Psalms 68:2

    "....as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God."

    Job 4:8-9

    “Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same. By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.”​

    Psalms 92:7 NLT

    "Though the wicked sprout like weeds and evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever."​

    Deuteronomy 7:10

    “And repays them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hates him, he will repay him to his face.”​

    Psalms 1:6

    “For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”​

    Matthew 10:28

    “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell [i.e. Gehenna or Lake of Fire].”​

    Revelation 21:8

    "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

    The Final Fate of the Wicked Also Includes the Annihilation or:

    A. Destruction of the Devil:

    Isaiah 14:12, Isaiah 14:19

    12 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” 19 “....thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.”​
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    Ezekiel 28:14-15, Ezekiel 28:18

    Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”

    “Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.”
    B. Destruction of the Entity Known As "Death":

    1 Corinthians 15:26

    “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death”​


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  11. Bible Highlighter

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    The End: - Saints Live with God for All Eternity.
    (There Will Be No More Pain, Sorrow, Death, etc.)

    Revelation 21:4-7

    "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And he said unto me, "Write: for these words are true and faithful." And he said unto me, "It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son."

    Revelation 21:3 b


    "Behold, ...God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God."​

    Isaiah 9:6-7

    "...unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever."​

    Daniel 7:14 ESV

    "And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed."​

    Revelation 22:3 b
    , Revelation 22:5 b

    "...and his servants shall serve him:" ... "and they shall reign for ever and ever."​

    1 Timothy 1:17 NIV

    "Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen"​

    1 Peter 5:11

    "To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."​


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  12. mark kennedy

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    I don't know what is going on in this thread but if by the end times you mean the tribulation the timeline is pretty straight forward. The seals commence the tribulation period and the covenant with death (Antichrist) appears to happen simultaneous with the rise of the Conqueror (first seal). The Trumpets are a mid trib. event because we have this statement between the sixth and seventh trumpet:

    They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” (Rev. 11:2,3)
    The vials of wrath are too devastating to be immediately following the Trumpets which is what I think the series of personages (Woman and the Dragon, Beast and Babylon) is all about. They have withstood the judgments of God and are still standing. Christ returns, the church is raised, survivors from the tribulation all go into the Millennial reign of Christ. Included would be every believer from Adam to the last Tribulation saint. No need for a complicated chronology because the book provides a comprehensive and straightforward timeline with specific details enough to come to general conclusions.

    Grace and peace,
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  13. Douggg

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    Mark, I wish you guys would not use the term "the tribulation". It is confusing. Jesus said great tribulation - which begins when the abomination of desolation is placed in the temple, not with the arrival of the Antichrist in the first seal.

    What you are calling "the tribulation" in bible terms would be "the 70th week". Substituting, your comment would appear like this........

    The seals commence the the 70th week and the covenant with death (Antichrist) appears to happen simultaneous with the rise of the Conqueror (first seal).
     
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    Douggg anytime rapture, non-dispensationalist, futurist

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    Jason, I appreciated the effort you are making to sort all the prophecies out and put them into a end times scenario.

    You need to state things in terms of the "the 70th week" and not "tribulation". Tribulation is not a bible term used synonymous with the 70th week.

    2. 1st Half of 7 Year 70th week
    3. 2nd Half of 7 Year 70th week: Armageddon, and Christ's 2nd Coming.

    Much of the first half of "the 70th week" will appear as though the world had entered the messianic age - as the Jews and others will be saying "peace and safety". So it is wrong to called it, first half of the "tribulation". So, I would suggest that everywhere you typed "the tribulation" replace it with "the 70th week".

    There is the time of the "great tribulation" during the 70th week. That term is necessary and appropriate to use.

    I glanced through your scenario and you have some refining to do regarding the placement of events on the 70th week timeline.

    The abomination of desolation, for example, is setup 1335 days before Jesus returns. That would place it near the end of the first half of the 70th week, as the two witnesses have their battle with the beast for 75 days until he kills them on day 1260.

    They rise 3 1/2 days later - leaving 1256.5 days in the 70th week. Since 1256.5 days is not 1260 days, but a little less, the bible uses the expression 42 months. In Revelation 13, the beast will rule over the earth for 42 months, after the two witnesses are gone.

    The 42 months is the second half of the 70th week, but the 42 months are not the exact equivalent of 1260 days.
     
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  15. mark kennedy

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    Well usually Tribulation is a general reference to the 70th week, the great tribulation the last 3 1/2. That's how I've always used it. I like the word because thilipsis, the greek work translated 'tribulation' is more often used for persecution. It's not only the tribulation that comes on the world, it also conveys why God brings it. The first four seals are a bloody infamous rampage, the fifth seal are the martyrs that were slain in that rampage, the sixth seal is God taking revenge.

    I use the term purposely, I see no good reason not to continue using it. Every now and then someone doesn't like me using, The Book of Revelations, it's literally a single revelation because of the grammatical construction. The problem is there is also a doctrine of revelation and I don't like confusing the book with that doctrine.

    Grace and peace,
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    As for the 1st half of the 70th week being peaceful. I do not see that in Scripture. Here is a good article that defends with Scripture as to the reasoning why the 1st three seals are lined up with the 1st half of the Tribulation.

    http://www.solagroup.org/articles/faqs/faq_0019.html
    (Please take note: I may not believe everything that they teach; I am merely agreeing with their article here).

    In addition, adding weight to their argument, if you were to take note within the 2nd half of the Tribulation within my chronology:

    The 4th seal is death.
    This is the result of the greatest loss of life in human history (that is yet future) because the Antichrist is going to try and force a lot of people to take the mark of the beast. Many Christians and (even unbelievers) will refuse the mark and die (as a result).

    The 5th seal is the saints crying out to God for vengeance of their recent deaths.

    The 6th-7th seal (and it's subsequent judgments) is a response from God to their call for vengeance or justice.

    Also, the 6th seal lines up with the start of the period of time or age known as the "Day of the Lord." The Day of the Lord is called a time of darkness. Both the 6th seal and the Day of the Lord describe dark skies and a blood moon. So they line up with each other. The age or period known as the "Day of the Lord" ends with the purificaton by fire of this current Earth (of which Peter mentions). The Day of the Lord and it's signs leading up to it tell us that things are going to get really bad or worse as a response to the Anti-Christ's slaughter of countless innocent lives. We believers are told in Scripture not to desire to be in the time known as the "Day of the Lord."

    As for the months, weeks, and days:
    Well, I did the calculations and accounted for the months, weeks, and days. This will all be explained in my commentaries that I will add later. Currently, I am adding the verses for the Millennium and the subsequent events (that will follow) with Scripture. The Commentaries will be found by seeing "spoiler buttons." But please give me some time to add them. Just keep coming back to this page and hit refresh so as to see any new updates. But I will try and inform you specifically when I add the commentary on the numbering.

    May God bless you.
    And please be well.


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    If you are using the term 'the tribulation" purposely, it shows that you don't know what you are talking about. "The tribulation" is not a biblical term, so to say that God brings it - is also misleading and confusing. And if you use the term "Book of Revelations" that is also in big error. It is called Revelation because it is the future account of God revealing Jesus to the world in great glory and power. There is revealing of future events and information certainly, but that is not the reason for the title of the Book and it being said the Revelation of Jesus Christ that God gave unto him - the honor and glory surrounding his appearing and return.

    1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
     
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    1thessalonians5:
    2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

    3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

    They will being peace and safety because they will be thinking that they have entered the messianic age.
     
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    Reminds me of where I was at 45 years ago.....:wave: No, the article is flawed and so is the basis of some of your thinking.

    The confirming of the covenant for 7 years in Daniel 9:27 is not a peace treaty. The prince who shall come, the little horn, following Gog/Magog will be perceived by the Jews as their messiah, and anointed King of Israel - that's what makes the person "the Antichrist".

    The person playing the role, coming in his own name, will oversee the reading of the law of Moses, another name for the Mt. Sinai covenant, since Moses delivered the law to the children of Israel. In Deuteronomy 31:9-13, Moses made a requirement that all future generations have the law read to them, the nation of Israel - confirming that God gave them the land forever- and that He would be their God and they His people. The commemorative reading is to be done on a 7 years cycle. That's why it says "for 7" years.
     
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  20. mark kennedy

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    Actually I do know what I'm talking about:

    Tribulation: G2347 (θλῖψις thlipsis) for which see AFFLICTION, B, No. 4, is translated "tribulation" in the RV (for AV, "affiction") in Mar 4:17; 13:19; plural in 2Th 1:4, AV, "tribulations," RV, "afflictions;" in Act 14:22 "many tribulations" (AV, "much tribulation"); in Mat 24:9, "unto tribulation" (AV, "to be afflicted"); in 2Cr 1:4; 7:4; 2Th 1:6, AV, "tribulation" for RV, "affliction;" RV and AV, "tribulation(-s)," e.g., in Rom 2:9; 5:3 (twice); Rom 8:35; 12:12; Eph 3:13; Rev 1:9; 2:9, 10, 22.

    In Rev 7:14, "the great tribulation," RV, lit., "the tribulation, the great one" (not as AV, without the article), is not that in which all saints share; it indicates a definite period spoken of by the Lord in Mat 24:21, 29; Mar 13:19, 24, where the time is mentioned as preceding His Second Advent, and as a period in which the Jewish nation, restored to Palestine in unbelief by Gentile instrumentality, will suffer an unprecedented outburst of fury on the part of the antichristian powers confederate under the Man of Sin (2Th 2:10-12; cp. Rev 12:13-17); in this tribulation Gentile witnesses for God will share (Rev 7:9), but it will be distinctly "the time of Jacob's trouble" (Jer 30:7); its beginning is signalized by the setting up of the "abomination of desolation" (Mat 24:15; Mar 13:14, with Dan 11:31; 12:11). (Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words)
    It can be translated tribulation or affliction, plural or singular, depending on the context. Most often used to refer to persecution but also used to speak of the Tribulation period and the Great Tribulation which is the last three and a half years. I don't know where you think you get your information but it isn't from the Scriptures and it sounds like your passing off opinion as dogma. Sometimes in theology it's helpful to assign a word like tribulation to a period which is the case here, it's just an expression really but hardly a major issue.

    Here we go again, the word for revelation is actually, ἀποκάλυψις (apokalypsis G602). It can be singular or plural depending on the context. Revelation in the sense John is using it is not just the appearing of Christ but other things are revealed. Technically and literally it's singular but the plural distinguishes it from the doctrine of revelation which is something you should study before taking on eschatology.


    It's a term used often to describe the unveiling of Christ and the children of God. One of the reasons the singular is the literal rendering is because it's in Jesus Christ is in the genitive, which implies possession. since there is only one Jesus Christ it is singular. My thing is that more then one thing is being revealed and thus, revelations is a perfectly permissible way to title the book. Yes, the singular form is semanticly correct but the plural form isn't a serious error, it's a catch phrase.

    Like I said, I like the plural for the name of the book because it differentiates it from the doctrine of revelation. There's nothing erroneous about it, your majoring on the minors.

    Grace and peace,
    Mark
     
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