The Time of Jacob's (Israel’s) Trouble
I.E. “Day Of The
The "time of Jacob's
trouble" is defined as an unparalleled time in all of
history. “There is no other time like this” refers to
the “Day of the Lord” and His Wrath.
is also focused on a particular linage of people.
The story in Genesis 32, in which Jacob wrestled with
the angel of the Lord, is a prophecy of the final conflict. Esau is Edom, the symbol
of pagan idolatry. Jacob, on the other hand, represents adherence to the patriarchal
blessing that came through Abraham and Isaac. He schemed to obtain it and struggled to
keep it. In the end, he became the mature and holy Israel, father to the Twelve Tribes.
And these are the words that the LORD spoke concerning Israel
and concerning Judah. For thus says the LORD; We have heard
a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth
travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman
in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
Alas! for that day is great, so that
none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
The 144,000 faithful
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
"At that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands for
the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since
there was a nation even to that same time; and at that time thy people (Israel) shall
be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." Daniel
that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of
thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there
was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered,
every one that shall be found written in the book. These are the 144,000 at the Feast of Atonement aka
Judgment, followed immediately by the “Year of Jubilee”. In
the year 2018, this would the 70th Jubilee since Joshua
led the Hebrews into the Promised Land and started the first Year of Jubilee 50 years later.
shall confirm the covenant (of 70-7s) with many for
1 period of 7: 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.
If this covenant week is the 70th week of Daniel, then according to this it includes the time of Jacob's trouble from which he [Israel] is ultimately saved.
Surrounding the Time of Jacob's Trouble
The Day of the Lord begins after the sixth seal. Joel
2:31 The Day of the Lord (God's wrath) comes with the seven trumpets which aren't
handed out until all 7 seals have been broken. Revelation 8:1,2
seal/seventh seal/day of the Lord sequence occurs most likely about 30 days after the abomination of desolation.
Before God's wrath comes the 144,000 are sealed and the bride of Christ is harpazod. We
don't know the day or hour of this, except that it is before God's wrath comes.
The first trumpet is sounded, marking the beginning of God's
wrath and the “Day of the Lord”.