The revelation of God's promise IS  coming true not only in the past but in our day. 

Ezekiel prophesied: “Israel shall no longer be 2 Nations, but 1 Nation in the latter days”. (Ezek. 37:21-22)

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 Trumpets).

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, saying,

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;

“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

“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.”

Zechariah 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):

"For the 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”:

Jesus said to the Pharisees:

“… Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times” (Matt. 16:3)

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.

 

1  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.

 

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