revelation of God's promise IS coming true not only in the past but in our day.
prophesied: “Israel shall no longer be 2 Nations, but 1 Nation in the latter days”. (Ezek.
God instructed Noah to enter into the ark, and after
7 days (7 years prophetically) God closed the ark door. Then God poured out His wrath.
Wrath (Hebrew Ebrah) connotes God's
unfolding fury. Note that this is substantially different from tribulation (Greek pierasmos and thlupsis;
meaning trials, testings, tribulation ((pierasmos)) and affliction, persecution ((thlupsis)).
These first 7 years
of tribulation then change to God's wrath starts at the Feast of Trumpets, where there is 10 days (10 years prophetically)
until the Feast of Atonement, i.e. judgment (the latter 3 years of the 10 being the time of God's wrath poured out on
the unrepentant as in the days of Noah). The Feast of Atonement
or judgment is prophetically 70 years (one generation) from the time "the fig tree bloomed", 1948 (Israel). Jesus
stated that "this generation shall not pass away until all things come to pass" (1948 + 70 = 2018).
As Jesus stated,
"so shall it be as in the days of Noah in the latter
days". These first 7 years culminate with the outpouring of God's wrath upon the unrepentant (Sept. 2015 Feast of
As for the 7-year 'Tribulation' Period, is the 7th sabbatical year of 7 years leading to the 50th year, aka
the Year of Jubilee/Millennial Kingdom. It is interesting to note here that these 7 years started at the Feast of Passover
in 2012 and will culminate in 2018-19. Note: the middle of this 7-year period is the Feast of Passover in 2015.
It is also interesting
to note that 2018 initiates the 70th 50-year Jubilee from the time Israel crossed the Jordan River to possess the land. Jubilee
is represented by the return of all things to their original owner (i.e. God) without debt redemption of mankind.
This is immediately followed by the Year of Jubilee, i.e. the Millennial Kingdom.
Matthew 24, states that “when you see
the abomination of desolation (Passover of 2015) spoken of by Daniel the prophet STANDING 1
(the Hebrew refers to a building i.e. Dome of the Rock) in the Holy Place, then you shall see great
tribulation (thlupsis in contrast to pierasmos)”. Then Jesus continues,
“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 (Feast of Trumpets, 2015; i.e. the end of Noah’s
7 years), there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened..”
Jesus continues in Matthew 24 that “Immediately after the TRIBUL ATION 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;
shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall
all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and
“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.”
prophesied (in Zech. 9:14-16): “And the LORD shall be seen over them
… and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, … And the LORD their God shall save them in that day.”
Paul writes (in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18):
Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the shofar (trumpet
of God); and the dead in Christ shall rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
“But of that day
and hour know no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
Yet, Jesus rebuked those
who did not anticipate the “Season of His Coming”:
to the Pharisees:
Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times”
and “Jerusalem shall be trodden down, UNTIL the times
of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” (Luke 21:24)
Therefore, we should be more like the Magi, who did anticipate and
believe in the season of His Coming.
Reference the multi-colored chart for further detail.
“STANDING IN THE HOLY PLACE”
Daniel 11:31 “And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress;
then they shall take away the daily sacrifices (of praise), and ‘set up / place
/ cause to stand’ there the abomination of desolation.”
Hebrew: Place – Nathan; Strong’s 5414: To give,
put or set; to set up
Daniel Chapters 11 & 12, Mark 13 and Matt.24 state that this abomination will be “set
up” / placed / caused to stand”, such as the foundation of a building, in the place of the sanctuary “where
it ought not stand”.
In 683 A.D. the Dome of the Rock mosque exemplifying this abomination
was built over the site where the temple once stood. The Dome of the Rock physically represents the spiritual
abomination of substituting worship to God, for worship of a false god, resulting in desolation of the spirit. Antiochus
Epiphanes, 165 B.C., exemplified a type of spiritual abomination, i.e. a decline in the spiritual condition of God’s
people to the point of apostasy/ turning away from God. Some scholars considered it an apostasy for the unbelieving Hebrews
of Jesus,i.e. the Pharisees to not having received Jesus as Messiah, and having turning away from God, which ultimately resulted
in the physical destruction of the temple 40 years later in 70 A.D.