The Rapture and Tribulation TimelinePosted: December 8, 2017
Nobody knows the day when this all starts, but the events after the first rapture will be timed exactly. However, most people in the world will be fooled into thinking WW3 was the “tribulation” and then that the “world peace” that follows is permanent – but it certainly won’t be.
Toward the very end of the great tribulation, the timing of days won’t change, but the earth’s rotation will speed up dramatically shortening the days from 24 hours to only 16 hours, reducing the scorching sunlight so that all the people don’t get killed by the heat.
Revelation 12:14 says that “the woman” – presumably Israel – flees into the wilderness for 1,260 days. Jesus mentioned in Matthew 24:20 that that flight by the Jews is in response to the abomination of desolation, so their stay in the wilderness is 30 days shorter than the total 1,290 days from the abomination of desolation to the end. The haste indicated by Matthew 24:20 suggest that there is no delay at the beginning, so the 30 days short must be at the very end. In other words, the rapture of elect/wise-virgins/tribultation-saints (Rev 14:14-16) happens (on the 1260th day) 30 days before Christ’s return and the battle of Armageddon (on the 1290th day)(Rev 14:17-20).
Let me add some additional speculation:
So the final 3.5 year great tribulation over all the earth is a subset of a 7 year period for dealing with Israel, and that is a subset of the 10 year tribulation over all the earth starting with World War 3. But those 10 years may be subset of a 14 year period, as there were 14 years prophesied by Joseph concerning Egypt when he interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams (Genesis 41). Joseph predicted 7 years of plenty followed by 7 years of dearth. The final dearth of 7 years would start with “world peace” because that is when the beast-mark computer financial system is implemented and cash is outlawed – thrusting billions into poverty. The 7 years before that of plenty would include 3 years for World War 3 – when trillions are spent and billions are employed in the War Effort, and also 4 years before that, to total 7 years of plenty.
If that is true, the timing of the first rapture of the church is more uncertain. Would it happen at the start of the time of plenty? Would it happen in the middle? Would it happen before WW3? Or during WW3?
It might be that Trump’s presidency has already started the final 7 years of plenty – perhaps already confirmed by record-breaking stock market levels, low unemployment, and all the greedy enthusiasm in the air. 2016 + 14 years = 2030. It seems right that the Lord Jesus would return 2030 since that would (probably) be exactly 2,000 years after his earthly ministry.
With a period of great material abundance all the world’s sinners will grow that much worse, they will be more jaded and hardened in sin, and even as the the timeline of judgment becomes obvious they will refuse to repent.
In January 2017 Trump’s presidency started, and on December 6, 2017 he announced recognition of Jerusalem and to move the embassy there, putting the USA on a collision course with the United Nations, setting up World War 3 against Russia, Iran, China, and North Korea starting sometime in 2020. Hopefully the rapture, if this example is the scenario, would happen long before 2020, hopefully in 2017!
This part is admitted speculation, it’s an example of giving dates, not to predict those dates, but only to demonstrate how the theoretical end-time timeline could transpire.