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.
” I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white. Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be. And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth. And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.” Zechariah 1:8-11
These are the same as the horses of Revelation 6
Red = Russia
White = United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Speckled = with black spots: black & white, black & red
Black = USA
At the Malta Conference of 1945 at the end of WW2, the USA engineered with USSR and the UK the post-war system of world organization that would involve the creation of the United Nations. The first UN President was the socialist Paul-Henri Spaak, who was also a founder of the EU. (All these call themselves “United” or “Union”.)
” Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.” Zechariah 1:18-19
Four horns = world government = “quartet” that implements the “two state solution” =
UK, USSR, USA, UN/EU
The UN is seventy years old so the time is ripe for the next step in world government.
” And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord? And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth. The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country. And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth. Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.” Zechariah 6:1-8
Grisled = mix of black and white hairs.
Bay = mix of red body with black hair on mane and legs.
World War 3
Mountains= 2 continents (see Rev 17:9 world is seven continents)
Brass = war will start at where the two continents where Russia is located, i.e., Europe and Asia.
Black-USA and the White-UK invade Russia.
Red not said to go anywhere – Red-Russia stay at home on defence.
Grisled = mixed races; into South=USA; massive immigration and racial problems in the USA.
Bay = racial displacement & fighting world-wide.
World War 3 is formation of world government by “defeat” of Russia, Iran, North Korea by the USA and UK leading to world peace treaty and formation of a united states of the world. The world war 3 against Russia pays the debt of outrage lingering from communist era, hence Russia re-strengthens during peace period for massive re-attack when WW4 breaks out.