Christ Jesus used the word “Great Tribulation” in Matthew 24:21 and said, “For then there will be a great tribulation as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now nor ever shall be.” Jesus is referring to events of Matthew 24:15 on abomination of desolation, antiChrist in 1 John and 2 John. In Matthew 24:15-30 Christ predicts the religious persecution of Jews so Jerusalem is destroyed according to prophecy of Daniel 9:26-27 because the city rejected Messiah as her covenant God. Revelation 13:1-10 gives details of antiChrist beast’s actions, length of time in power in Revelation 13:5 of 42 months, which 3 and 1/2 years of Great Tribulation. God’s wrath is poured on the earth because of unbelief and rebellion in Revelation 16-18. God disciplines and Protects His people on Mount Zion so the 144000 who has God’s Name written on their foreheads in Israel are saved to win new multitudes by them with Moses and Elijah until Christ returns in Revelation 19. Tribulation paints a picture of God’s Ordained Orchestrated Plans for Israel to establish in Jerusalem a new earthly kingdom in Revelation 20:4-6. Tribulation is a future event of God to primarily Discipline Israel the chosen role model nation to the world in Daniel 9:24 and to judge all unbelieving godless people on earth who reject Christ Jesus in Revelation 6 – 18. The length of the Tribulation is 7 years determined by an understanding of 70 weeks in Daniel 9:24-27. It is a time of adversity, affliction, anguish, despair, distress, hardship, severe trial, grievous trouble, oppression unhappiness, as penal sufferings that shall overtake wicked. In Matthew 24:21, 29, the word denotes calamities to destroy Jerusalem. A time of great tribulation experience that tests endurance, patience or faith. Tribulation future Christian eschatology occurs when everyone will experience worldwide hardships, disasters, famine, war, pain, and suffering, will wipe out 75% of life on earth before Second Coming of Jesus takes place. In Daniel 12:1, the Bible says “Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. 2“Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt in hell fire. 3“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the stars in the expanse of heaven and those who lead many to righteousness are like stars forever and ever.Jesus Gathers the elect Christians before the Great Tribulation. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with God. Corinthians 15: 51-52, Behold, I tell you a mystery we shall not all sleep or die but we shall all be changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound and dead raised incorruptible, imperishable and shall be changed.
Like Elijah, was sent a God’s Chariot to escape, the elect who prefer to be with God in His Presence to enjoy Perfect Peace petition God to continue in heaven after the great tribulation to avoid the Great Tribulation on earth. Those who do not believe in the rapture will remain behind according to their faith to endure the Great Tribulation. There is already great tribulation on earth since time of Adam and Eve. Just watch the global news to see the world already experiences tribulation. In November 12-13, 1833, a tempest of falling stars broke over Boston plus more meteor showers in 1966, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002. On May 19th in 1780 a dark day occurred in New England in America. This dark day covered the New England states and parts of Canada. Bible signs always existed from the early days. But never has there been a time before when ALL these events were evident in so many diverse places and with such frequency and intensity. great tribulation includes wars, rumours of wars, pestilence, plagues, locusts, famines, natural disasters, sandstorms, snowstorms, mudslides, tornadoes, floods, tsunami, tidal waves, typhoons, cyclones, monsoon, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, earthquakes, lightnings, volcanoes, noises, thundering, lightnings, powerful tropical storms. End time events took place in the 18th and 19th century as predicted in Revelations 6 and 8:1-5. These cause humanitarian crises plus billions of dollars of damage every year and kill millions of people worldwide. Widespread genocide, deadly persecutions, displaced people, untold harassment, sufferings, starvation, poverty, hopelessness, despair, ethnic tensions and conflicts especially targeting Christians. The saints suffered during the dark ages, when for 1260 years, the Roman Catholic Church persecuted and murdered tens of millions of Christians who would not bow down to her false teachings. This timeline spanned from 538 AD to 1798 AD. 1st November 1755 a “Megathrust” earthquake hit the city of Lisbon in Portugal, with an estimated magnitude of 9.0. Although it is commonly known as the Lisbon earthquake, it actually extended to the greater part of Europe, Africa, and America. It was felt in Greenland, in the West Indies, in the island of Madeira, in Norway and Sweden, Great Britain and Ireland.But the “tribulation” persecution for God’s people came to an end around the 1770’s. The earthquake happened on May 19, 1780. Immediately after the time of tribulation for God’s people as Jesus stated made life so difficult for Christians to witness or live any more on earth so scattered in persecutions that spread the Gospel. So worsening challenging of birth pangs of sorrow in great tribulation will cause Christ to intervene in Rapture. This is why Christ said except those days be shortened there should no flesh be saved but for elect’s sake those days shall be shortened for Christians in rapture to heaven. After great tribulation culminates into GREAT TRIBULATION of rapid multiple order of magnitude of sequence of events foretold in Bible. This continues from first half of great tribulation to GREAT TRIBULATION :- 1. Agreement of false peace. 2. Wars. 3. Famines. 4. Death to 1/4 of the earth’s population due to famine, war and wild animals. 5. Christians martyred for their beliefs. 6. A great earthquake where the moon turns red and sun goes black. Matthew 24:21-22, 29-31: 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, there should no flesh be saved but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Immediately tribulation of those days the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light and stars shall fall from heaven and powers of the heavens shall be shaken. Then shall appear the sign of Son of Man in heaven and all tribes of people of the earth mourn and see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, shall gather together His elect from 4 winds from one end of heaven to other. Christ is coming to gather together some elect unto Himself. In Isaiah 62:7, give God no rest day or night until He establishes to make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. God said to all faithful watchmen, give Him no peace of mind until He makes Jerusalem a Praise among the nations. Traumatic great tribulation ultimately leads to God’s agenda to transform, renew earth in Perfect Peace ruled by His Son Jesus Prince of Peace.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 says we who remain alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord in heaven. Jesus says the Great Tribulation is a time of trouble so severe that “except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved.” This gathering of the elect is not just Jews but includes gathering of God’s“elect from one end of heaven to the other.” The church is called the elect in I Peter 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father. Immediately after the tribulation of those days, from this point onwards the prophecy takes a fast wider range. So passes beyond the destruction of Jerusalem to the final coming of the Son of Man Jesus. Events follow “immediately” in those “days” shortened “for the elect’s sake” in Matthew 24:22. The “tribulation” of Matthew 24:21, connected with flight of men besieged in Jerusalem city. St. Mark, describes those days of tribulation followed by second Advent identical with Matthew’s juxtaposition. Jesus intimates events follow rapid destruction of Jerusalem immediately preceding Second Coming in Matthew 24:29-33. The promise of Jesus coming tarries 2500 years because God’s measurements of time is not as man’s because a 1000 years is like one day to God in 2 Peter 3:8. Matthew 24:29. God’s Mercy extends in time for Gentiles to be grafted in to provoke His people to jealousy in Romans 11:11. Instead, they provoked God to anger with their high places, and moved Him to jealousy with their graven images. When God heard this, He was Froth and greatly abhorred Israel in Psalm 78:58-59. Until the time of the Gentiles draws to a close because they prove not to be better God’s Chosen people. Some join God’s enemies with anti-Christ coalition against Christ and God. Events simultaneously parallel concurrently until Precise Date Known Only by God to send Jesus. Jesus states, unexpected Great Tribulation will surprise many so watch and prepare in Matthew 24:34-41. Same events refer in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, 6-7, says we beseech you brethren by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and by our gathering together unto Him be not shaken in mind or be troubled. Neither by spirit, nor by word nor by letter as the day of Christ is at hand. Now you know what is delaying the day of God to be revealed in God’s Time on mystery of lawlessness already at work. The man of sin, anti-Christ the son of perdition who opposes and exalts himself above God or God’s Worship sits in the temple of God. Paul’s “second” letter to the Thessalonians reminds them Messiah will come and gather believing remnants. Paul taught the Messiah said apostasy must come first so the lawless one is revealed. These two events stand in way of Messiah’s parousia so actually delays coming of the day of God. Revelation 19. v.7-21, which covers primarily with Christ as the righteous Warrior, for we see Him coming to do battle with the host of satan’s armies called battle of Armageddon. The truth is its a war of the great day of God Almighty. This war stamps out evil ambitions of humankind’s evil source of power, satan. Our Lord Himself says, this battle of Armageddon will take place: “Immediately after the distress of those days “the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see Son of Man coming on clouds of the sky with power and great glory. He will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from 4 winds from one end of the heavens to the other in Matthew 24 v.27-31. Glorious Appearing takes place immediately after distress of those days,”at the end of the Great Tribulation and before the Millennium. Our Lord will time His coming at the most dramatic point in all history. After the person hindering arrival of Messiah is revealed as the lawless one Jesus Will come and destroy him by the splendour of his parousia. He delays the day of God until slain with the sword from His mouth in a battle fought with the angels and the saints at Armageddon.
After the rapture, those left behind will get final opportunity to become Christians one final time by the Grace of God. In Deuteronomy 4:30, When thou art in tribulation and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and be obedient unto His Voice. In Daniel 12:1, At that time Michael stand up, the great prince 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. Moses and Elijah will preach the Gospel to those left behind on earth. So there will be new Christians on earth and out of new Christian converts will be 144,000 Jewish male virgins, hand-picked and marked by God’s angels with God’s Name on foreheads. They will team up with Moses and Elijah to win countless multitudes on earth to be saved. The last verses of Revelation 7 indicate this new multitude of Christians will live through the Tribulation. These new Christians described in Daniel 7:21 in a vision beheld the same horn of anti Christ who made war with saints and prevailed against them. Revelation 13:7, And it was given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them and power was given him over all people of all kindreds, tongues and nations. The beast, anti- Christ during the great tribulation makes war against all nations not just Israel. So made war with the saints again in the Book of Revelation 20:4-6 as Daniel prophesied. From this and other Scriptures evidence shows Christians saved are persecuted on earth during the Tribulation. Those left behind in Rapture plus new Christians multitudes will be martyred according to Revelation 20:4-6. John saw the souls of those beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the word of God who did not worship the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark on their foreheads or in their hands; And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. on return from heaven. This is the resurrection John saw as countless Multitude Come Out Of The Great Tribulation. So Christians will go through the Great Tribulation in addition to those caught up before the great tribulation. God’s Word says,t there will be a first-fruit Rapture and Resurrection before Great Tribulation. Revelation 6:12-17: I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; he stars of heaven fell unto the earth, like fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. In Luke 21:25-28, And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring, men’s hearts failing them for fear look after those things which are coming on the earth for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (deliverance) draws near. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand. In all of Christ’s warnings concerning His coming eminence impending battle” to be ready for His coming at any moment. The antichrist false prophet satan inspires armies of world to invade in a gigantic effort to rid world of Jews to fight against Christ coming battle before Christ sets up His millennial kingdom in Battle of Armageddon. Armageddon means hill or “Mount of Slaughter” so refers to valley east of Mount Megiddo. Mark 13:35-37: Watch therefore: for you know not when the Master of the house will come, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly He finds you sleeping (spiritually). And what I say to you I say to all, Watch because of element of surprise in the coming of Christ. The Rapture of the Christians before the great tribulation means watch for Christ’s coming, in the clouds as He warns us to do, in rise of the anti-Christ and the Great Tribulation to WATCH! The great tribulation Rapture before war is won by God through Christ in battle of great Day of God Almighty in Armageddon. After anti-Christ is Visible Coming Of Christ. In Acts 2:19-21, there will be wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath; blood and fire, and vapour of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord comes: And it shall come to pass that whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Jesus repeatedly warns church to be on the alert for His coming. Matthew 24:29-30, immediately after the rapture will be great tribulation of those days. The sun be darkened and then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. In Mark 13:32, but of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son but the Father. The day the agreement is signed will begin the 7 year tribulation Daniel 9:27. During that period, there will be tribulation on the earth worse than any ever before. The sky appears to roll up with falling stars, mountain and island moves from its place, with people so afraid that they hide themselves in caves and amongst rocks from God. The first half of the tribulation have two witnesses proclaim God. They have power to kill people who try to harm them and they have power to stop rain, and cause plagues. At the end of their 1260 day testimony they are killed by the Antichrist, to the delight of the world, and their bodies lay in Jerusalem for 3 and a half days before they regain life and ascend to heaven. Then there is an earthquake destroying 1/10 of Jerusalem and killing 7000 people Revelation 11:1-14. The group of 144,000 Christians are dedicated to God in Revelation 14:1-5. The following sequence of events happen probably near the start of second half of the 7 year tribulation: 1. Hail and fire mingled with blood burn up 1/3 of the trees and all green grass. 2. Something like a great mountain burning with fire is thrown into the sea, 1/3 of the sea becomes blood, 1/3 of living creatures in the sea die and 1/3 of the ships are destroyed. 3. A falling star makes 1/3 of the springs and rivers bitter, which causes people to die when they drink the water. 4. The sun, moon and stars lose 1/3 of their brightness and don’t shine for 1/3 of the day and 1/3 night. 5. Scorpion like locusts sting but not kill non-Christian people for 5 months. 6. An army of 200,000,000 kill 1/3 of the world’s population. 7. There are noises, thundering, lightnings, earthquake and great hail in Revelation 8:6, 9:21 in Revelation 11:19. Towards the end of the tribulation: 1. A severe sore comes upon people, with the mark of the Antichrist needed to buy or sell. 2. The sea becomes as blood and every living creature in the sea dies. 3. Rivers and springs become blood. 4. The sun scorches people. 5. There is darkness in the Antichrist’s kingdom and people gnawed their tongues due to their pain. They blaspheme God and do not repent. 6. The Euphrates River dries up and paves a way for the kings of the east, which gather, along with others from the whole world, for the battle of Armageddon. 7. The greatest earthquake ever causes all the islands and mountains to disappear, and Jerusalem to be split into three parts in Revelation 16. At some time during the tribulation the world’s city containing much wealth is destroyed and mourned over Revelation 18 in Babylon. At the end of the tribulation there will be the battle of Armageddon, where the world will be fighting Israel, the Beast and then Jesus, when he comes back to destroy the wicked and initially take the two anti-Christ to Hell in Revelation 19:19-21, Daniel 11:44, 45. Jesus will Restore His Glorious Kingdom on earth, to Reign over the chosen people and Christians on earth for 1000 years in peace without satan in Revelation 20:1-6, Is 60-66. Then in final battle, satan is released into the world to cause war again Revelation 21:7-9. The world will then end and Christians will enjoy a New Heaven and New Earth Revelation 21. The wicked non believers go to Hell with satan in Revelation 20:10-15.The leaders of Judah will say in their hearts, “the people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God.” “On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a fire-pot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume right and left all surrounding people but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place. “The Lord will save the dwelling of Judah first so the honour of the house of David and of Jerusalem’s inhabitants may not be greater than that of Judah. On that day the Lord will shield those who live in Jerusalem. The feeblest among them will be like David and the house of David will be like God like Angel of the Lord going before them. On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem in Zechariah 12:1-9. God only knows exact date but many signs and prophecies indicate the tribulation events could begin in the near future. Christ consumes all before Him through earthquakes, lightnings, sword proceeds out of His mouth. The Holy Land may be destroyed but entire country literally bathed in blood. God punishes hordes of troops from all over the world opposing Christ by invading Jerusalem. Their ambition to destroy God’s Vision of Christ so some Slain by God Himself. Corpses pile as high as horses’ bridles by space of thousand six hundred furlongs.