The Bible explicitly teaches of a very precise prophetic "calendar" that clearly describe a series of events involving Israel, Jerusalem, the Temple of God, the first arrival of Messiah, and the Second coming of Messiah.
This "calendar is numerically defined in years and listed in the Book of Daniel. This calendar is a mandate by God that absolutely defines the exacting Divine purpose of the chosen people, Israel.
This calendar is a series of 70 weeks (a week is a 7). The calendar outlines with clarity the expressed will, intent and purpose of the Abrahamic covenant, Israel's seed, the Messiah, the City of Jerusalem, the Temple and the second coming of Messiah.
These 70 weeks are the "BIG" picture. The short, all encompassing anecdote of Israel's stated purpose for existing.
Since before May 13, 1948, 69 (7s), that's (483 biblical years), that's 69 out of a total of 70 weeks prophesied, have recorded historical events that developed precisely as the prophet Daniel said they would, then the clock of Israel abruptly stopped ticking.
The final week, (the last 7), had been temporarily suspended. The last 7(seven) years have been temporarily interrupted. The clock stopped ticking when the Jews were scattered throughout the world at the time of Messiah's crucifixion and resurrection. Daniel 9:25
Then an incredible prophetic event occurred on May 14, 1948, when the Jewish people, after a period of almost 2000 years in exile, re-gathered as the National entity, Israel of God. This historical and prophetically significant event has set the stage for God to FINISH the final week. The "clock is once again ticking". The suspension has been lifted. A week of serious trouble is now upon Israel and the world. A seven year "transition" that is defined by God as, "The time of JACOB's trouble", a "70th" final week of Daniel's prophesy, also described as the apocalyptic transition of Revelation is now underway.
The clock is ticking again. Tick tock, tic tock, Can you hear it? Escalating chaos all around us, like birth pangs of a woman with child about to give birth, contractions increasing with intensity and frequency. Every day, another act of insanity, deception, terror.... And yet, so far, we are all still here on the earth with everyone else. Are you paying attention?
Mankind is about to witness the turbulent chaos of the FINAL WEEK. 7(seven) years of transition that will end in the year 2018 followed by, the establishment, on the earth of the Almighty, Glorious, Powerful, Holy, Righteous Kingdom Age of our God, the Lord Majesty, Jesus Christ in the year 2019.
This (7) seven years transition will completely s e p a r a t e "ALL THINGS" of this present age, from the Kingdom age of our Lord Jesus Christ! This final 7(seven) year period is a time when ALL remaining biblical prophetic events will occur, including the apocalyptic judgments of Revelation.
The BIBLE teaches that "through much tribulation we must enter the Kingdom of God".
The BIBLE teaches "God has not destined His people for His wrath".
Two Types of Peoples:
Biblically, there are two groups of peoples on earth, the Jew and the Gentile. Gentiles include all races other than the Israeli; the Jew is set apart by God as a chosen and separate race of its own. Know this! ALL biblical and worldly events pertaining to the human race of this present age, past, present and future, are effected by how men treat the Nation of Israel. God's covenant promise to Abraham has never changed. Jesus Christ has fulfilled the spiritual component of this Covenant; the earthly Abrahamic component of the covenant remains intact. The Nation of Israel will remain a chosen people forever! Once a man embraces Messiah, Jesus the Christ, whether he is a Jew or Gentile, that man becomes a member of the Holy Nation of God sealed by the Blood of a new Covenant.
Two Conditions of Peoples;
Biblically, there are two "conditions" or "states of being" of the human soul as it relates to God.
1. The Believer, (Christian), both Jew and Gentile; (a man who accepts and embraces the Messiah, Jesus Christ).
2. The unbeliever, Jew and Gentile; (a man who denies and rejects the Messiah, Jesus Christ).
NOW, COMES, THE DELIVERER and EXECUTIONER;
Believer and unbeliever will experience "tribulation" prior to the sounding of the "first" trumpet that will signal the "EXECUTION" segment of this 7(seven) year transition.
The unbeliever, (a man who rejects and denies Messiah, Jesus Christ) will remain on planet earth to experience the execution phase through the remainder of this transitional period.
The Believer, (Christian), both Jew and Gentile will be removed from planet earth at the exact moment when the execution of God's wrath and judgment begins.
Revelation speaks of 7 seals that are to be opened at the onset of this 7(seven) year transition. Jesus Christ Himself opens 6 of the seals of "tribulation" PRIOR to the execution phase of wrath and judgment. When Jesus opens the 6th seal, the EXECUTION phase begins with a worldwide earthquake and the simultaneous "instant" transformation of the human body of the Believer and the Resurrection of those Believers who have gone before us.
The "execution" phase will occur at the moment when the 7th seal of Revelation is opened. The 7th seal initiates a series of 7 trumpets signaling judgment and 7 bowls of wrath all executed under the direction of God and carried out by His angels. The Believer will be free of the earth, physically delivered from the "execution" phase that occurs sometime during this 7(seven year) transitional period. The execution phase is engineered by God; however it is executed by His Angels who carry out His orders. His Angels sound 7 trumpets of judgment; His Angels pour 7 bowls of wrath upon the earth.
This is the
EXECUTION" of God's wrath and judgment upon a planet of unbelievers who continuously rejected the Mercy of God that are manifested in His Only Son, Jesus Christ the Messiah ; the Believer is now with Christ and awaits the completion of the "EXECUTION" phase followed by the immediate return to planet earth with Him! This execution phase will continue through the end of the year 2018.
The word tribulation comes from the Greek word, "Thlipsis" which means a time of distress, a pressing, pressing together, pressure; metaph. oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, straits.
The words "GREAT" tribulation means the "ULTIMATE" never to be repeated experience of Thlipsis.
The entire 7(seven) year transitional period is commonly referred to as the time of the "GREAT TRIBULATION". The entire 7(seven) year transitional period includes a complete and final fulfillment of every Word that has been written in the Word of God.
Jesus spoke of this great tribulation moment in history; "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers' places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. . . "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand :) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: . . . . For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be". See: Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.
Conclusion, the Believer is here on earth during seals 1 through 6. At the moment of the opening of the 6th seal, there is an event that occurs, The Resurrection (rapture), and then the execution begins and will last through the year 2018.
NOTE: THE YEARS OF THIS TIMELINE CAN ONLY BE ALTERED BY UP TO +10 YEARS. Psalm 90:10.
NOW THE BIG QUESTION:
Does the "EXECUTION PHASE" occur in the beginning of, or mid-way through, or at the end of this 7 year transition? And when does the "resurrection" (rapture) occur?
On the DAY Noah entered the ark and the rain began to fall.... On the DAY Lot and his family departed the area of Sodom and Gomorrah; the fires fell from the sky...
Belivers are commanded by Jesus Christ to know the season of His coming. We are told that no man will know the day or hour of the Resurrection; however, if you're paying attention to the signs, you should know the proof and evidence of His imminent return. You should know that this is the generation and the time is at hand!
Because we do not know the length or duration of each event of the 7 seals of Revelation, it may be unclear when the first seal is opened. It is likely that the opening of seals is underway, the evidence of which will become clearer very soon.
If the a seal has been opened, then it is likely that we have entered this final "week", transitional period and if so, Israel will soon "join" an existing 7 year treaty already in place. A "treaty" is referred to in the Bible as a 7 year "covenant". This "promise" will be broken half way through its seven year contract. Dan. 9:27 reads; "And he shall "confirm" the covenant with many for "ONE WEEK", (seven years). You cannot confirm something that does not yet exists.
We know that all of the apocalyptic events will occur during this 7 (seven) year transition. It is likely that each of the 6 seal events will run concurrent with the introduction of each new event. It is also likely that once a seal is opened, each seal will have a progressive effect on the earth and its inhabitants. In other words, once a seal is opened, the effects of each seal will escalate until the effect reaches maximum manifestation as described by the Word of God.
For example, the opening of the first seal, "Peace is taken from the earth", will initiate a literal and noticeable change on earth that will escalate into global chaotic behavior of epic proportions. We may not be aware of the exact day that a seal is opened, however we are likely to quickly see the dramatic impact of the opened seal upon the earth and its inhabitants. Once the impact is evident, there will be a dynamic and intensive day by day, week by week, month by month escalation of related activity as each new seal is opened.
The Unbelieving inhabitants of the earth will experience the "cumulative" effect of all seven broken seals.
Theological dispensational disputes will quickly cease when the obvious becomes reality. Presently, we know that something has dramatically changed in our present day world, however we argue as "students of the Word" as to its interpretation of events that are taking place on earth. All arguments regarding this matter will wane, as the challenge of the day will require "faith" to overcome the challenges of stressful difficult times.
The time for "PLAYING CHURCH" will be over. Faced with unparalleled persecution, it will be a great time of cleansing the lives of Believers. The chaff will literally blow away, the wheat will remain, the harvest will be ready and THE "GREAT TIME OF REVIVAL" that the preachers have been talking about for centuries will "actually" happen. The impact of each event will continue until all 6 seals are opened. The Church will be a Bride without "spot or wrinkle". Jesus took care of the "SPOT" issue, but the Church is full of "wrinkles". He has a way of taking care of that too. - Bozung
"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."