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Timeline of Bible Prophecy          

2. The Antichrist Covenant week of years: the last 7 years of this age
3. The Rapture of Church at midweek of the Antichrist Covenant week
4. The wrath of God begins
5. The end of the days

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The Last 7 Years of This Age

 [The Antichrist Covenant Week of Years]

·     The Antichrist, also known as the king of the north and the little horn of Daniel—a Syrian and initially a man of peace executes a 7-year treaty with Israel in fulfillment of Daniel 9:27 (see also Dan. 8:23-25; Dan. 11:6, Dan. 11:11-16, Dan. 11:21-24; c/p. 1 Maccabees 1:29). This begins The Antichrist Covenant week of years. God's prophetic clock is turned on, as it has been turned off since the resurrection of Jesus and day of Pentecost. The last 7 years of the age or dispensation of grace has begun (Eph. 3:2).

      [For an understanding of the distinctions between Daniel’s 70th week of years and the Antichrist Covenant week of years, please review Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks, and the accompanying notes on Daniel 9:24-27.]

·     Jesus opens the first 5 seals of Revelation during the first 3 ˝ years of The Antichrist Covenant week (Dan. 9:24-27; Rev. 6:1-11).

·     1.5 billion [more] people die from: war, famine, plagues and the beasts of the earth [hungry because of the famine (Rev. 6:7-8)].

·     False Christs [false Messiahs claiming to be anointed] shall arise. There will be wars, rumors of wars, nation against nation [ethnic group against ethnic group] , kingdom against kingdom, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. Jewish Christians [especially] shall be called on the carpet for their faith [because of the now restored Law of Moses in Israel, which is at peace with the Antichrist] , killed, and shall become the most hated people on the earth for sake of the name of Jesus. The Jewish Church [especially] shall be plagued with offense, betrayal and hatred; false prophets shall arise and deceive many; sin shall run rampant and the love of many shall wax cold (Matt. 24:5-12; c/p. 2 Thes. 2:3; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 Tim. 4:1-3; 2 Pet. 3:3-4; 1 John 2:18-22; 4:1-3; Jude 3-4; 11-19)

·     The great apostasy or falling away in the Church at large prophesied in  2 Thessalonians 2:3 gains momentum, as many Christians become offended at God when widespread persecution and killing of Christians increases, and the Church is not Raptured [caught away] before these things begin [see Two Prerequisites for the Rapture from The Thessalonian Letters In Verse Outline; see also The Offended Prophet from Seven Prophetic Pictures of the Rapture for an example of what can happen to God's people when they allow offense to take hold of their life]. 

·     Mystery Babylon of the revised Roman Empire—its religious harlot—secures a lock hold on at least 10 of the governments of the old Roman Empire (Rev. 17) [See Rev. 17:9-10, The Book of Revelation In Verse-By-Verse Outline; see also Endnote #28 and 29 on Revelation 17:18, The Chronological Revelation ].

·     The gospel of the kingdom is preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations, and then the end comes (Matt. 24:14).  [Just as happened in the Book of Acts, it is persecution of the Church that causes the gospel to be fully preached in all the world (c/p. Acts 8:1-4)].

·     The Church began as a Jewish church on the day of Pentecost.  There will be a latter day ingathering harvest of Jews back into the Body of Christ before the return of Jesus (Exo. 23:14-16, Rev. 6:9-11; c/p. Matt.20:16).

·     The great prostituting whore city of the revised Roman EmpireMystery Babylonis destroyed by the 10-horn confederacy of revised Roman nations (see Rev. 17:16, The Book of Revelation In Verse-By-Verse Outline). The 10 horn / kings of revised Rome then give their power, strength and kingdom to the Antichrist. The revived Grecian Empire is thus formed (see Rev. 17:10-11, The Book of Revelation In Verse-By-Verse Outline). [See also, The Mystery of Mystery Babylon Revealed,]

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The Rapture of the Church at Midweek

·     Between the 5th and 6th seals of Revelation the Church is raptured; it is seen for the first time in heaven in Revelation 7:9, having been "snatched out" of the earth during the great tribulation [literally, the tribulation, the great: the first 3 ˝ years of The Antichrist Covenant week]: caught up to meet the Lord in the air (Rev. 7:14; 1 Thes. 4:15-17. See also The Midst of the Feast, and The Body of Christ from Seven Prophetic Pictures of the Rapture). 

·     Jesus opens the 6th seal: all creation praises the Lord. The rocks cry out! (Luke 19:40; Rom. 8:19-21). All men remaining on the earth know the wrath of God has come—because they can't find any Christians! [see Rev. 6:12-17, The Book of Revelation In Verse-By-Verse Outline]

·     The king of the north / the Antichrist—at midweek—breaks his 7-year covenant with Israel.  He enters the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem, eliminates the daily sacrifice under the restored Law of Moses [which as a nation Israel returns to a result of its miraculous deliverance in the war of Ezekiel 38-39]; and desecrates the temple by sacrificing a pig on the alter [Dan. 9:27, Dan. 8:11-12, Dan.11:31, Dan. 11:36; c/p, 1 Maccabees 1:20-24. See  The war of Ezekiel 38-39 is an absolute prophetic necessity. See also This attack is World War III and not the battle of Armageddon.Jerusalem is given to Gentile rule for 42 months (Rev. 11:1-2, Luke 21:24).

·     A remnant of Jews [largely women and children (Isa. 3:25-26; 4:1)] flees into the wilderness for 3 ˝ years [the nations of Edom, Moab, and Ammon—modern Jordan—escape control of the Antichrist (Dan. 11:41)], while the Antichrist reigns (Rev. 12:6, Rev. 12:14; Matt. 24:16-20). This is the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jer. 30:7; Matt. 24:21).

·     While crossing the Jordan river valley in their escape to Jordan, Satan causes a great earthquake and gale in the Sea of Galilee or the Dead Sea (or both) to cause a great flash flood like a tidal wave to come down the Jordan River valley in a desperate attempt to drown the remnant of Israel fleeing into the wilderness. God opens up the great fault under the Jordan River to swallow up the flood and save the remnant of Israel (Rev. 12:15-18; c/p. Num. 16:321). [Satan brought a similar earthquake and gale on the Sea of Galilee during the ministry of Jesus in an attempt to kill Him and His disciples; see Matt. 8:24, where the Greek word, seismos (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance (Baker) #4578), is translated tempest in the King James Bible.]

·     One hundred forty four thousand (144,000) men of the 12 tribes of Israel are sealed in their foreheads (Rev. 7:1-8; Rev. 9:4; Rev. 14:3-4). [Only 12,000 of these are Jews from the tribe of Judah.] Collectively, these are the manchild of Revelation 12:5. After a ministry as carriers of the gospel of the kingdom (Matt. 24:14) along with God’s two witnesses (Rev. 11:3), they are raptured in their natural bodies (c/p. 1 Thes. 4:17) to act as the natural seed to repopulate the nation Israel in the millennium (Isa. 4:1). They are seen in heaven with Jesus as the first fruits of the restored millennial kingdom of Israel (Rev. 14:1-4).

·     Enoch and Elijah (Heb. 9:27) return to the earth from heaven in their natural bodies as the two witnesses. They begin a 3 ˝ -year ministry of judgment on an unbelieving world (see Rev. 11:3-12, The Book of Revelation In Verse-By-Verse Outline).

·     The false prophet (Rev. 13:11-14) demands universal worship of the Antichrist. This false prophet is the backslidden Jewish high priest (c/p. 2 Macc. 4:7-12). He will also control commerce through a network of linked computers and identification marks implanted in a person's right hand or forehead. These identification marks are what the Bible describes as the mark of the beast (Rev. 13:15-18; Matt. 24:23-24).

·     The Antichrist shifts his capital to a rebuilt literal Babylon [somewhere in the Middle East], which becomes the political and commercial capital of the world (Rev. 18).  He thus becomes the "resurrected" king of Babylon.

·     Mystery Babylon relocates to  the city of literal Babylon. [Mystery Babylon, the great prostituting whore city of the revised Roman Empire (see Rev. 17)—the Vatican City of Rome—was destroyed by the 10-horn / kings, who then gave their kingdoms, power and authority to the Antichrist [see Endnote #28 and 29 on Revelation 17:18, The Chronological Revelation; see also, The Mystery of Mystery Babylon Revealed]. The great religious whore is now resurrected in the revived Grecian Empire of the Antichrist as literal Babylon (see: Dubai, Dubai Projects, and Two Babylons/One City).  She continues to persecute God’s people until God destroys her under the 7th vial of wrath (Rev. 16:17-19, Rev. 18, Rev. 19:2). This is the mystery of Mystery Babylon: she has existed or will exist as a great religious (whore) city in each of the eight kingdoms that have or will oppress God’s peoplefrom Egypt to the kingdom of the Antichrist (Rev. 17:3-8, Rev. 17:9-11).

·     The king of Egypt is assassinated (Dan. 11:25-26); Egypt is conquered by Syria (Dan. 11:27).

·     These are the days of Lot (Luke 17:28) when in spite of the judgments of God: people eat, drink, buy, sell, plant and build—but don't marry. [C/p. The days of Noah (Luke 17:26; Matt. 24:37) from The Prophetic Gospels In Verse Outline.]

·     The earth is filled with great riches, great famine, great poverty, great religion and great sin (Rev 6:5-6; Rev. 17:1-6; Rev. 18:11-16; Jude 11-19; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 2 Pet. 3:3).

·     After 1150 days (2300 evenings and mornings) from midweek, the Jews supernaturally regain control of the temple in Jerusalem (see Dan. 8:13-14, The Book of Daniel In Verse-By-Verse Outline).

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The wrath of God begins during the last half of Daniel's 70th week

[Which is also the last half of The Antichrist Covenant Week]

·     Jesus opens the 7th seal (Rev. 8:1). The saints in heaven of all the ages pray for God to judge the earth. The wrath of God begins with four of seven trumpet judgments (Rev. 8).

·     The first 4 trumpet judgments (Rev. 8:7-12): the earth is hit with plagues [apparently under the power of the two witnesses, who cause it not to rain during the days of their prophecy (see Rev. 11:3-6, The Book of Revelation In Verse-By-Verse Outline); the third part of trees is burnt up and all green grass is burnt; the third part of the sea becomes blood, the third part of creatures in the sea die, and the third part of all ships are destroyed; the third part of the rivers and fountains of waters become wormwood and many men die; the third part of the sun, moon and stars become darkened (Rev. 8).

·     The 5th trumpet / 1st woe (Rev. 9:1-12): a merciful Savior gives all people on the earthexcept those with the seal of God in their forehead: the 144,000, the two witnesses, and the remnant of Israel hidden in the wildernessa 5 month taste of the eternal torment of hell: by loosing demonic locusts from the bottomless pit [the abyss] into the earth; men are tormented as the torment of a scorpion; they seek death, but death flees from them (Rev. 9:1-6).

·     The 6th trumpet / 2nd woe (Rev. 9:13-21Rev. 11:3-4, Rev. 11:7-13; Rev. 11:14): four angels which have been bound in the River Euphrates are loosed and prepared for an hour, day, month and year to slay the third part of all men remaining on the earth; they command an army of 200 million demonic horsemen; at least one billion more people die (Rev. 9:13-19).

·     The two witnesses [Enoch and Elijah] are killed; their bodies lie unburied in the streets of Jerusalem; after 3 ˝ days they are resurrected and ascend into heaven while the world watches on television and the Internet (Rev. 11:3; Rev. 11:7-12). This event concludes Daniel's 70th week; the judgment is set.

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The end of the days 

[The final 75 days before the second coming of Jesus to reign over the earth (Dan. 12:11-12)]

·     The 7th trumpet / 3rd woe (Rev. 11:15 through Rev. 12:12): there is war in the heavenlies [the earth's atmosphere]; Satan and his angels are cast into the earth with fierce wrath against the remnant of Israel hidden in the wilderness, and against Jews born again under the ministry of the 144,000 evangelists and the two witnesses. Satan knows he has but a short time to work his will. He also knows that Jesus will establish His millennial kingdom in just 75 days (Dan. 12:11-12). This is the third woe (Rev. 12:12).

·     Angels now: 

                    [1] preach the gospel

                    [2] prophesy the destruction of Babylon [the great city of Revelation 18; [see: Dubai, Dubai Projects, and Two Babylons/One City]], and

                    [3] warn the remaining inhabitants of the earth to refrain from taking the mark of the beast (Rev. 14:6-12).    

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