“End Of The Age” & Signs of Jesus' Return
Feast of Trumpets to Feast of Atonement
Through Jubilee To Feast of
An in-depth study of the Mat. 24 and Rev. 6 and Rev. 8-16 ; End of the Age as related to the 7 Israel
Jewish Biblical Festivals aka Feasts of the Lord per Lev. 23 including overview as applied to Dan. 9:24-27 Last Days Prophecy
and Jesus' Parousia including Pre Trib and Pre Wrath Rapture Hermeneutical Eschatological Analysis and Feast of Trumpets
through to Feast of Atonement unto Jubilee aka Millennial Kingdom.
A study of Matthew 24 and Revelation 1 – 22
Correlations and Prophecies at the “End
Of The Age”
As a Watchman Who Sees The Storm Coming ... (Ezek. 33:3-9),
Prepare Ye the Way Of The Lord ... (Mark 1:3)
Repent for the Day
Of the Lord and His Vengeance is near.
Thou shalt arise,
and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her,
yea the set time,
is come ... Psm. 102: 13-16
Know the parable of the fig tree (i.e Israel) .…. the Day of the Lord is near
….. this generation shall not pass away until all things come to pass …..
but no man
knows the day or hour (but should know the season!).
Mark 13:28-32, Mth. 25, Luke 21:22-32
"He who has ears to hear, let him hear...” Matt.
Matthew 24 &
Revelation 1 - 22
Rev. 1:10-11 John
hears voice as a
Trumpet ... I am the
Alpha & Omega ..."
REVELATION CHAPTERS 2 - 3
Initiates 10 “Days of Awe" / "Affliction"
Feast of Trumpets: A Call to Repentance
"I have appointed you each day for a year" Ezk. 4:6
Rev. 2: 8-11
The 7 CHURCHES (Typical
Today) SPIRITUAL CONDITIONS Prior To The Opening Of The 7 SEALS:
THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH
LOST FIRST LOVE
THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION 10 DAYS - Rev. 2:8-11 Ezk. 4:6
HE THAT OVERCOMES SHALL NOT BE HURT
BY THE SECOND DEATH – REPENT
THE STATE CHURCH
THE PAPAL CHURCH -
The Compromising Church
SEDUCED - GIVEN POWER TO OVERCOME
- REWARD ACCORDING TO WORKS
THE REFORMED CHURCH - The Dead Church
DEAD CHURCH – DEAD WORKS - HE THAT OVERCOMES WILL BE IN BOOK OF
MISSIONARY - The Faithful Church
KEPT GOD’S WORD WITH PATIENCE - GOD LOVES THEM
TO BE PILLARS IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD IN THE NEW JERUSALEM.
THE APOSTATE CHURCH
RICH - NEITHER HOT OR COLD - LUKEWARM – CHOOSE
OR BE SPIT OUT
“And as He sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, tell us, when
shall these things be? & what will be the Sign of Your Coming,
& of the end of the world?
"Jesus answered and said unto them …” Mth. 24: 3-4
Jesus answered and said unto them …”
Chapters 6 & 7
Of The Age" (culminating in 8 through 16)
“After this …. A voice said “Come up here & I will show
you things to come …” Rev. 4: 1-2
"THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS" (KJV) / "BIRTH PANGS" (NIV)
First 3.5 years of 7 years
total; See Dan. 9:24-27 & Dan. 12:6 - 7
of Your coming"?
of Jesus Olivet discourse on the end of the age:
Mth.24:5: Jesus warns against false
Lamb (Jesus) opens First seal
White horse of war on the saints
antichrist false religion / Humanism.
God's permissive will, removing His "seal" of protection, &
allowing persecution / deception by satan (God’s wrath would not include false religion, antichrist or martyrdom).
See Isa. 48:10
Mth. 24:6 Wars
6:3-4: Second seal - Red horse; Wars
Man made wars
Rev. 6:5-6: Third seal - Black horse;
Food production hurt by wars.
Mth. 24:7 Pestilence & earth quakes
6:7-8: Fourth seal - Pale horse; Death by sword, famine & pestilence
& pestilence as a result of wars
"Beginning of Sorrows"
Jesus refers to the coming
of the false Christ, wars, famine, pestilence & earthquakes as the "Beginning of Sorrows".
REVELATION 6 & 7
Starts after 3.5 years of the 7 years total.
Ends at the 6th seal
Mth. 24:9 Tribulation & Martyrs
Mth. 24:13 "He that endures to the end will be saved".
24:15 When you see the Abomination of desolation by the antichrist in the Holy Of Holies
Mth. 24: 21
"Then shall the Great Tribulation begin …"
"Tribulation to Rapture to Wrath"JESUS’ “PAROUSIA” / “COMING *
Ref. Isa.24 & 34
Rev. 6:9-11: Fifth seal: Christians
slain / martyred - the “elect” / “chosen” of Jesus.
Man's wrath on man accelerated - initiated by the antichrist upon the abomination of desolation
in the temple. Rev. 13:7
Christians will still be present and called to endure temptation to deny Christ or be martyred.
The term “tribulation” (Peirosmos) is defined as a time
of trials / testing / temptation by trial of the elect to deny Christ.. Translated from the Greek word “Peirosmos”
as used in Rev. 3:10; “I will keep you from
the hour of temptation”).
term “tribulation” is a time of testing by trial of the elect, by God's
permissive of will; allowing satan to act upon the people. See 2 Peter 2:9
“Wrath” (Ebrah) is defined as God’s “overflowing fury of God”;
i.e. judgment upon the unrepentant. "…
for God has not destined us for wrath…"
1 Thess. 5:9
Wrath translated from Hebrew word “Ebrah”; Strong’s #5678 connotes the “overflowing
fury of God” and is only used in conjunction with "Day of the Lord" wrath following the 7th Seal.
primary difference is that Pre Tribulation rapture sees NO difference between the terms: “tribulation” and “wrath”.
Therefore, the entire 7-year
period must be “God’s wrath” contrary to Scripture. Unfortunately,
this results in an incorrect definition of terms as synonymous, followed by hermeneutical faulty assumptions.
Both Pre-Tribulation Rapture,
and Pre Wrath Rapture agree that the 7th seal contains God’s wrath.
The primary difference, is the explicit
question: Is the period from the 1st seal to the 6th seal also God’s wrath,
Consequently, the 7-year period is broken down to:
of Sorrows”, the “Great Tribulation”, "Jesus’ return to gather
the elect", and the “Day of the
Lord” (God's wrath).
As Jesus described in Mth. 24:5-31
and reflected in Rev. 6 &7 and God's wrath in Rev. 8 - 16.
II Thes. 2:3-12
Man of Sin revealed:
of desolation at 3.5 years of the 7 years; Initiating the "Great Tribulation".
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him …
that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of
perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God ….
then the lawless one will be revealed,
whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His
coming “Parousia”… whose coming is after the working of satan …”
also Daniel 9:24-27, & Dan.12:11-12
Refer.: Isa.24 & 34
God’s “wrath” would
not include “tribulation” of the antichrist, false religions, martyrs; as Pretrib Rapture states.
END OF THE "GREAT TRIBULATION"
& SIGNS ANNOUNCING THE “DAY OF THE LORD” HAS COME
24 REVELATION 6 &
Ends some time after 3.5 years, but before the end of the full 7 years.
Mth. 24: 22
… except it (the Great Tribulation) be shortened no flesh be saved, but for the elect’s sake,
those days shall be shortened"
Immediately after the tribulation of those days, shall the sun be darkened and
the moon give no light, and the stars fall from heaven
Then shall the Son of man come
… with a great sound of a Trumpet of God …. &
Gather The Elect !
JESUS’ “PAROUSIA” / “COMING” *
THE LAST TRUMPET
DAY OF THE LORD & HIS WRATH
Rev. 6:12-17: Sixth seal - Cosmic disturbances; Earthquakes, sun black, the moon
blood, stars fall to earth, heaven departs like a scroll … For the great day of His wrath is come: and who shall be able to stand?
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the
glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness is over the peoples;
but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you.” Is. 60:1-2
Rev. 7:3-4 The faithful
144,000 of Israel protected by a seal of protection, from the wrath about to be unleashed.
See also Rev. 9:4 (those sealed are not hurt)
Who delivers us from the wrath to come…"
1 Thessalonians 1:10
"… for God has not destined us for wrath…" 1 Thessalonians 5:9
(During 7th seal; Rev. 8 through 16 yet to come)
Rev. 7:9,13-14 "These are they (in white robes) which came out of the Great Tribulation"
(Who were on earth – now in heaven
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; thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
See Zech.9:14-16; God blows trumpet – only 2x - with Moses when he was given the Law, Ex.19:13-19
and here to reward & judge according to the law! See also Jesus' return
on Mount of Olives: Zech. 14:4-5 & Acts 1:9-11
See Jesus' “Parousia”
Coming & staying presence: Rev. 5:1,5,9, Rev.19:13,15,16
and his family were told to get into ark 7 days before the doors closed (Gen. 7:10 & Mth. 24:37). It is interesting
to consider that 7 years from the start of the 10 years “Days of Awe” could align with the approximate
7 years of opportunity to repent, before the doors are shut and the “wrath” of God is pronounced upon
the wicked during the 7th Seal
End of the Great Tribulation sign:
6th seal signals the end of the “Great Tribulation” as
"before" the "Day of the Lord"
& His wrath:
Joel 2:1, 10, 31, & 3: 14-15 Acts 2:20 - Acts 2:17-21,
Isa. 13:6, 9-10 24:21-23
2 Peter 3:10-12 Zec. 14:1-6
The 144,000 (of Israel)
are protected from the wrath of God to come during the "Day of the Lord” & His wrath. See:
Rev. 7:3-4, 9:4, 18:4, Ezk. 39:29, Isa. 26:20-21, John 19:37
See “Parousia” of Christ coming & staying at end.
JESUS’ “PAROUSIA” / “COMING” *
"Tribulation to Rapture to Wrath"
are Christ's "chosen"; Gentile or Israel believers in the Messiah,
Who returns to gather His “elect” before the "Day of the Lord" & His wrath during the 7th seal.
Pre- Wrath Rapture
Last Trumpet I Cor. 15:52 & Zec.9:14-16 verses Rev.11:15; 7th trumpet of God’s wrath.
"SYNOPOSIS ” at the end.
REVELATION Chapters 8 through 16
"THE DAY OF THE LORD"
aka THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH "Ebrah"
some time before the end of the full 7 years during the last 3.5 years.
Rev. 8:1 The opening of the 7th
seal containing 7 trumpets of God's wrath, followed by 7 bowls of God's wrath.
Silence in heaven 1 half hour
The 7th seal contains All 7
Trumpets & 7 Bowls of God's Wrath on an unrepentant world!
Rev. 8:6-7 First Trumpet of God's wrath: Hail, Fire & Blood, a third of trees burnt & all green grass burned
The trumpet a warning of war, judgment,
or call to a solemn assembly.
Rev. 8:8-9 Second
Trumpet of wrath: Mountain with fire cast into the sea,
1 third of sea turned to blood, 1 third of sea blood & 1 third sea creatures died, 1 third of ships destroyed.
Day of the Lord: Isa.
13:6 – 13, 34: 4, 8 Zep. 1:14 to 2:3
(see scriptures at end)
Rev. 8:10-11 Third Trumpet of wrath: Meteor falls on 1 third of rivers, named Wormwood & contaminated
1 third of waters
The word "wrath" is only used in Rev.
6:17 to introduce God's "wrath" throughout Rev. 8-16 only!
Rev. 8:12-13 Fourth Trumpet of wrath: Sun, moon & stars darkened
by 1 third.
Rev. 9:1-12 Fifth
Trumpet of wrath: A Star falls to earth to open bottomless
pit, sun & air darkened, locusts given power, but not hurt
grass or trees, only men without seal of God, torment 5 months by locusts;
ruled by satan.
Rev. 7:3-4 The
faithful 144,000 of Israel protected by a seal of protection, from the wrath about to be unleashed. See also Rev.
9:4 (not hurt those sealed)
Rev. 9:13-21 Sixth Trumpet of wrath: God turns loose 4 angels to slay 1 third of men by 2 Million horsemen by fire,
smoke & brimstone.
Note significance between “Tribulation”; that God allows for repentance, and “God’s Wrath”
Rev. 10:1-11 Interlude by another angel (vs.1) - Utterance of the 7 thunders sealed (vs.4)
until the days of the 7th angel finished (vs.7)
Rev. 11:1-2 Gentiles tread down
the holy city 1260 days; 3.5 prophetic years (360 days per yr.)
Rev. 11:3-13 The 2 witnesses prophesy 1290 days;
2 olive trees / candle sticks, powers to stop rain, waters to blood, & plagues. Beast kills them & they lay in street
3.5 days & come back to life, ascend to heaven. Earthquake 1 tenth of the city falls; 7K slain.
Rev. 11:15-19 Seventh Trumpet of wrath: 24 elders
before God, rewards to saints, destroy enemies, temple opened, ark of testament seen; lightning, voices, thundering, earthquake,
THE LAST TRUMPET This 7th
trumpet is blown by an angel here - not by God as in Mth. 24: 30-31
See Zec. 9:14-16
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The trumpet a warning of war, judgment, or
call to a solemn assembly.
Rev. 12, 13 and 14: satan makes war
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Rev. 15:1-8 Seven angels having the 7 last plagues of God's wrath:
Rev. 16:1-2 First Bowl of God's wrath: Sores on those with mark of the beast
Rev. 16:3 Second Bowl of God's wrath: Everything in the sea dies
Rev. 16:4-7 Third Bowl of God's wrath: Rivers become blood
Fourth Bowl of God's wrath: Sun burns men, but
man still does not repent
Rev. 16:10-11 Fifth Bowl of God's wrath: Darkness & pain, yet men still blaspheme God
End of 2300
+ 7.33 Mo (220 days)=2520
Prophetic Years <
4.25 days x 7 =
short of 7yr
Rev. 16:12-16 Sixth Bowl of God's wrath: Euphrates river dries up to prepare way for kings of the east, 3 unclean
spirits performing miracles to deceive, gathere in Armageddon
2300 days + .33 Mo. Ezek 38 Magog Armageddon war +
7 months burying bodies
= 2520 days.
End of 2nd 1260 days;
12:6, 13:5, Dan.12:7; 1260 days
of 2 Witness Rev.11:3 1260TH DAY;
3.5 prophetic calendar years.
Dan. 12:11; 1260 + 30 days (End of Beast) (1290 days)
1290 + 45 days
(Full Blessing) (1335 days)
Rev. 16:17-21 Seventh Bowl of God's wrath:
It is done (FINISHED
/ ACCOMPLISHED), voices, thunders, lightening, great earthquake, Babylon falls into 3 pieces, cup of wrath
from God, isles & mountains flee away, hail upon men, yet men still blaspheme God.
1260 x 2 = 2520 days; 7 Prophetic years
END of 2520 DAYS (7 Prophetic years)
7 yr. (Prophetic years) "Tribulation Period"
At 2520 days (1260 x 2), Reconciliation with:
of the Sanctuary” Dan. 8:14; 2300 days + 220 = 2520 :
1260 x 2 = 2520 days ( 7 Year
2520 - 2300 = 220 days;
220 days = 7.33 Mo.
+ Armageddon at .33 month
+ Ezk. 39:12; 7 Months burying the dead = 2520 days.
Dan. 8:14; 2300 days, Plus
Armageddon .33 Mo. Plus
39:12; 7 Mo. burying dead,
= 2520 days;
7 yr. (Prophetic years).
6, 8 11-12 (7mo.)
Rev. 16:16-17, 17:1
END Of "DAY
OF THE LORD" & HIS WRATH
Rev. 8 through 16
Rev. 17 & 18 to 19:15 DAY OF JUDGMENT
aka FEAST OF ATONEMENT
Dan. 12:11; + 30 days (End of Beast) (1290th DAY)
17,18 to 19:15 God's Judgment on spiritual adultery;
God's judgment on spiritual adultery; those not in the “Book Of Life”(17:8). The fall of the beast
& those who follow him who martyred the saints. The beast and false prophet cast into lake of fire, remnant of wicked
was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The
Word of God… He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath. Rev. 19:12-15
The Faithful Remnant Of Israel Emerge (18:4)
Possibly the 144K of Israel & new repentant believers.
Rev. 7:3-4, 9:4, 18:4, Ezk. 39:29, Isa. 26:20-21, John 19:37
Dan.12:11; 1260 days +
(End of Beast)
Ezk.39: 6, 8 11-12 (7mo)
Rev. 16:16-17, 17:1
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Rev. 19 &
20 MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE
LAMB / YEAR Of JUBILEE
Dan. 12:12; 1290 days + 45 days Full Blessing (1335TH DAY)
Year of Jubilee begins
Dan. 12:12; 1290 + 45 days (Full
(1260 + 75 days = Feast of Dedication; (Hanukkah)
"I saw an angel standing … in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for
the supper of the great God” Rev. 19:17
Marriage supper of the Lamb.
Dan. 12:12; 1290 + 45 days (Full
Blessing) (1335 days)
(+75 days = Feast of Dedication; Hanukkah)
Separation of the wheat & chaff.
Chaff cast into lake of fire.
Rev. 20 MILLENNIAL KINGDOM & GREAT
WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT
Satan bound 1,000 years. Martyrs resurrected to reign with Jesus 1,000 years (1st resurrection).
After 1000 years Gog & Magog battle, fire from heaven destroys them as they attack Jerusalem. Devil cast into
lake of fire with false prophet & beast. 2nd resurrection, Great White Throne Judgment; Book of Life opened & judged
by works. Those not in Book of Life cast into lake of fire.
DAY = 1 YEAR OR 1,000 YEARS:
have appointed you each day for a year”. Ezek.4:6
“… one day WITH the Lord as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one
day. 2 Peter 3:8
Just as 6 days
of the week were meant for man and the 7th day (Sabbath) was meant for honoring God, so also the 6 Feasts are related to man’s redemption and the 7th Feast of Tabernacles
is related to an eternity with God.
The logic continues when 1 day is prophetically speaking of 1 year (i.e. Ezek. 4:6) when referring to man’s redemption;
or when 1 day is prophetically speaking of 1,000 years (i.e. 2 Peter 3:8 & 13) when
referring to God as with Jubilee / Millennial Kingdom.
Also note the year of Jubilee starts on the 11th day of the
7th month (the day following the Feast of Atonement on the 10th day). The Feast
of Tabernacles is not until the 15th day.
Therefore, it could likely
be another 4,000 years after the Millennial Kingdom to the Feast of Tabernacles. This is likely according
to Rev. 20 where it states that satan will be released after 1,000 years of Millennial Kingdom, then a Gog / Magog
battle will occur, then the "Great White Throne Judgment", and completed finally with the Feast of Tabernacles
"New Heavens & New Earth".
Satan bound 1000 years
1st Resurrection of the saints; Jesus reigns 1000 years with the saints -
Year of Jubilee
Gog MaGog battle
2nd Resurrection - Rev. 20:6 & 14; Judgment of the
wicked at end of 1K yr.
Great White Throne Judgment
Book of Life; Faithful rewarded according
to their works.
21 & 22 NEW HEAVENS & NEW EARTH,
NEW JERUSALEM; Aka FEAST Of TABERNACLES
Rev. 21 New Heavens & New Earth, New Jerusalem
prepared as a bride, God Tabernacles (dwells) with men. No temple, for Lord God Almighty & the Lamb are the temple.
Zec. 14:16 Remnant at Feast of Tabernacles
Rev. 22 Water of life flowing
out from the throne of God. Throne of God and the Lamb in it for ever.
47:1 Living Water from God’s throne.
By Bill Miller
Updated Mar. 13, 2009
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