Posted by: Nito | September 6, 2015

The Book of Revelation (Apocalypse) – Part 5 – Revised Timeline

In part 3 we discussed the first version of the end times timeline. In this post a revised version is given (see below). Printable PDF file could be downloaded here. Two changes were made: 1) 6th Trumpet War was extended until right before Antichrist will broker the 7-year peace agreement with Israel and 2) the duration of the 7 bowls is shortened.

To clarify, this timeline doesn’t contain dates, as only God knows when would something happen, but it contains major events, their sequence and duration (when it’s given in the Scripture).

End Times Timeline v2

So, here is the overview. Timeline focuses on the events immediately preceding as well as occurring during the last seven years of the human government on the earth. This is what is called “Daniel’s week” and is described in Daniel 9:27. In part 2, we discussed how Daniel’s week should coincide with the Shemitah cycle, which is becoming visible when we look into the cycle of  stock market crashes in the following years: 1973, 1980, 1987, 1994 (bond market crash), 2001, 2008, 2015 (?).

In the middle of Daniel’s week the Antichrist, who will lead the world government, will sit in the 3rd Jewish Temple and declare himself to be God (Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).  Jesus said (see Matthew 24:21) that after this event (which in Daniel is called the “Abomination of desolation”; marked as the event No. 5 on the timeline), the Great Tribulation will start. So, we know that the Great Tribulation will last for 3.5 years, or to be more precise, 1290 days (see Daniel 12:11). But Daniel 12:12 also tells us that “blessed is he who waits and comes to the 1335 days”. This just means that 45 days after the tribulation, Jesus will start his millennial reign as the King of kings and the Lord or lords (marked as the event No. 10 on the timeline).

The Book of Revelation gives us some other durations. It says that the Antichrist will rule for 42 months (a Hebrew month has 30 days), which means he will rule as the absolute (world) dictator and self-proclaimed god for 1260 days (see Revelation 13:5). We know that Jesus will defeat him and throw him into the lake of fire (see Revelation 19:20) after the battle of Armageddon (which is the 6th bowl of wrath; the event No. 8 on the timeline), so that will mark the end of his rule. Therefore, this probably means that during the 30 days after the battle of Armageddon the great earthquake and great hail (7th bowl of wrath) will finalize God’s wrath and the Great Tribulation will end (i.e. tribulation lasts for 1290 days).

The scripture talks about other durations as well, one of which relates to the 126o days of ministry that two prophets of God will have in Jerusalem (see Revelation 11:3). People usually put the start of their ministry at the beginning of the 7-year period (i.e. Daniel’s week), but as they are mentioned after John is measuring the temple, this timeline assumes that their ministry starts when the 3rd Jewish Temple would open.

After Antichrist will kill these two prophets (witnesses) they will be raptured and the earthquake in Jerusalem will destroy their enemies. Everybody in the world will see it (i.e. through the news programs), and people will give glory to God and turn to the Father. In other words, there is some kind of an awakening happening. I’m not sure if the word ‘revival’ would be appropriate for the environment where Christianity is persecuted, but something along those lines will then happen throughout the world.

This ushers the time of the Jesus’ harvest (event No. 7), which happens some time after the rapture of the witnesses, but before the bowls of wrath are poured out. Jesus will take the harvest of the earth and gather his people (Revelation 14:14-16). They will come out of the Great Tribulation (Revelation 7:14) and they will overcome the beast, the Antichrist (Revelation 15:2). I believe that the rapture of the two witnesses is the last chance for people on the earth to accept God’s offer of salvation through faith in Jesus (Y’shua), because after the harvest the Sanctuary in heaven will be closed (i.e. no access to God) until the 7 bowls of wrath are executed (see Revelation 15:8).

One other thing that people can’t really agree upon is about the timing of the rapture of the church. As you can see, we already mentioned two other raptures: 1) of the two witnesses and 2) Jesus’ harvest, but this first rapture describes the event when Jesus would take his true disciples (i.e. the firstfruits) out of the world before the Great Tribulation would begin. Jesus promised this (see Revelation 3:10) to the church of Philadelphia (a type of the evangelical church), or better said, to those evangelical disciples that would hold fast to what they have until the end. These are the firstfruits (Revelation 14:-3-4) of the believers, the rest of which will be reaped later, during Jesus’ harvest (within the tribulation).

After the rapture of the firstfruits there will be no more mystery about when the end would come. This rapture will undoubtedly signal to all that the end days have arrived and there will be no more guessing about it. Revelation 10:7 says, “but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.” 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 also talks about rapture happening at the trumpet call. So, this timeline aligns the rapture of the firstfruits with the 7th trumpet event (see event No. 2 on the timeline).

The immediate event preceding the 7th trumpet is the 6th trumpet (event No. 1) and that’s where the timeline starts. The previous version of the timeline indicated that the 6th trumpet war finished long before the rapture of the firstfruits, but after hearing Bill Silas talking about prophecies of the destruction of Elam (area in Iran where their nuclear facilities are located), the Ezekiel 38 War and the Psalm 83 War in particular, I’ve changed my mind. What caught my eye was the Psalm 83:3 verse, which says: “They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.” It talks about Israel’s enemies coming against Israelis, and some of the Israelis are “hidden”! It looks like these “hidden ones” are 144.000 sealed Jewish believers that are part of the first rapture (i.e. rapture of the firstfruits).

So, this should conclude our “The Book of Revelation” series. A bit later I shall post about Jesus’ epistles (i.e. letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2 and 3), but this is it for now.

Friend, in this series I’ve tried to give you an overview of what Bible says about the end times and how many signs are converging right now. We are living in the year that prophets spoke about. The world doesn’t have much more time. The time is near when Jesus will come back and you will have to face Him. Will it be on the good terms or bad terms? If you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior you can be sure it will be on good terms.

But before Jesus comes back, the imposter, the Antichrist will claim to be the Jesus Christians are waiting for. But don’t fall for that. There will be a false prophet also, who will give his support to the Antichrist and will be working out false miracles. And when we say ‘false’ it means these miracles are not from God, but they will look very, very real, so that even elect might be deceived (see Matthew 24:24).

Your only chance is to become a disciple of Jesus (i.e. make Him your Lord) and start educating yourself by reading the Bible. So, if you want to be sure of your salvation, and get the eternal life as a free gift, simply say the following words and mean them:

Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins. Come into my heart, I make you my Lord and Savior.

Update 2017-02-11: Third revision of the End Times Timeline could be found here.



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  4. […] tuned. In part 5 we will revisit the timeline and potentially do some changes. I’m starting to believe that […]

  5. who are you? who wrote and posted this? What are your credentials?

  6. We shouldn’t just take something for granted because the person who wrote or said it has a good name or credentials. We should be like Bereans. The Bible says that Bereans listened eagerly to Paul’s message, but they searched the Scriptures daily to verify if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth (see Acts 17:11).

    So even though I wrote this, I don’t expect you to just trust it, but rather check what the Bible has to say about the same topic. That way you will be able to teach others, which is really what all of this is about. God bless!

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