Timelines, Pt. 3 #TraditionallySouthside

As we continue to look at the timeline for the last days, remember that some of these events will happen concurrently and some consecutively. The order is a little subjective and may or may not be completely accurate, but every one of these events has been prophesied and have not been completely fulfilled. That means they WILL happen. I believe that the War of Gog and Magog will take place either just prior to the Tribulation described below or at the very beginning. Most likely, it will be the conflict that allows the Antichrist to step in and form the 7-year peace treaty with Israel. What follows are words that cannot begin to adequately describe the horrors that will take place. God’s wrath will be poured out on the world, but always remember, His purpose is to draw Israel back to Himself.

Tribulation – 7 years of horrible judgments that punish unbelievers and draws Israel back to God. Those seven years will be a time, according to Ze. 13:8-9, of testing and refining of the nation of Israel to prepare her for her Messiah, but it will also be a time when the wrath of God is poured out in judgment on sin. The Scripture gives more space to describing the coming Tribulation period than to any other prophetic event. It is mentioned 39 times in the Old Testament. It is the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jer. 30:7), tribulation or distress (Dan. 4:30). It is called the Day of the Lord, the wrath of God, and the wrath of the Lamb. And for 7 years, the world will experience first-hand the wrath of God. Even though the Antichrist promises peace, there will be war. The first four seal judgments described in Rev. 6 show us this. The four horsemen of the apocalypse.

  • Conqueror on a White Horse – the Antichrist
  • Rider on a fiery Red Horse – War
  • Rider on a Black Horse – Famine
  • Rider on a Pale Horse – Death

These four judgments result in the deaths of 25% of the earth’s population. Estimates of today’s population are 7.3 billion people. If these judgments happened right now, that number would be 1.85 billion people dead in a short period of time.

  • Christian Martyrs – those who accept Jesus following the Rapture will be killed for their faith
  • Cosmic Disturbances – earthquakes, meteorites, atmospheric turmoil that John could only describe as the sky rolling up like a scroll, people begging to die

The final series of these initial judgments will be so severe that before the final seal is broken, all of heaven grows quiet for 30 minutes. For when the seventh seal is broken,

  • Seven trumpet judgments begin:
    • Hail mixed with fire and blood fall on the earth destroying 1/3 of all plant life
    • Meteorite/comet/asteroid plunges into the oceans turning 1/3 of the sea to blood, 1/3 of sea life dies, 1/3 of ships are destroyed
    • Star/comet/asteroid called Wormwood falls to earth and poisons 1/3 of all fresh water
    • Sun, moon, and stars will be darkened causing a devastating effect on life as we know it. Temperatures will plunge and crops will not grow, and many will die of starvation
    • Demonic locusts from the pits of hell will be released to attack and torment all those who follow the Antichrist. The pain will be so severe that men will beg to die and will attempt suicide but death will not come.
    • Demonic angels will be released to gather another army of 200 million soldiers that will kill 1/3 of mankind

And all of this will happen in 3 ½ years. Half of the world’s population – 3.65 billion people will be dead. And then the Antichrist will reveal his true nature.

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