The Time Of The End Is Upon Us…
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. —Matthew 24:21
North Korea threatens the United States with Thermonuclear weapons. Texas experiences the most severe natural disaster in U.S. history. Florida encounters the strongest Atlantic Hurricane in history. Los Angeles endures the most destructive wildfire ever to occur. The United States sees its first Total Solar Eclipse in 100 years. A series of Blood Moon’s on key prophetic days that many Biblical Scholars see as significant for the nation of Israel and the return of Messiah. The conjunction of the Kingly Planet Jupiter with the Constellations Virgo and Leo in what some assert as a sign that something profound is about to take place with the nation of Israel. Others are warning that the return of Jesus may take place in the near future as a result of all these “signs.” The Bible describes a period of history called “The Great Tribulation,” in which nearly two-thirds of the people of earth will die by a series of twenty-one judgements. The Book of Revelation begins its description of these events by seven seal judgements at chapter six. These are followed by the seven trumpet judgments and finishes with seven bowl judgments.
At the midway point of the seven year Tribulation there will be global wars, pestilence, massive earthquakes, demonic beings, and one hundred pound hail falling from the skies. The very heavens themselves will be shaken and every mountain will be leveled while islands are disappearing into the sea.
Jesus said these days will begin by signs that He described for us in Matthew chapter 24 and Paul reiterated in many of his letters to the churches.
Before the Tribulation begins there will be a marked increase in evil and violence across the earth. Riots will break out and people will ignore the rule of law. Hatred will be rampant and fear will spread across the planet like a plague.
Natural disasters have been increasing in severity and frequency for the past ten years. The world has experienced over 150,000 earthquakes since 2010. The rise of radical Islamic Terrorism has spread terror and death across the earth. These unparalleled events have caused many to consider that we truly are in the final days of earth. Others say that these are merely coincidences.
“A coincidence is two events that are connected by God but no one wants to admit it” —Ken Johnson
This book is the result of my 42 years in studying, teaching, writing, and publishing the events of the last days and the return of Jesus to earth. In watching the ensuing threat of nuclear weapons by North Korea, the massive floods from Hurricane Harvey, and unequalled destruction fromHurricane Irma on September 10, 2017, it was clear to me that our world is entering the days of peril described by the Hebrew and Greek scriptures.
The pages of this book contain a concise description of the events that the Bible has foretold in its pages for thousands of years. Beginning with Israel from where all Bible prophecy is centered, I lay before you a chronological sequence of events that tell us precisely where we are today and what we are headed for in coming years.
The Book of Revelation is the primary source for information regarding the seven year tribulation. Companions to Revelation are the Books of Daniel, Zechariah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Matthew chapters 24 and 25, as well as several other scriptures distributed throughout the Bible.
We must remember when considering whether an event such as the Great Tribulation could actually occur that Daniel precisely described the four global kingdoms of the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans in tremendous detail, hundreds of years before these empires ever existed. Scholars have been so impressed with the precision in which Daniel has written that many have concluded that he could not have penned these words before the events took place. Of course, today, we know for certain that the Book of Daniel existed with the text that describes these four kingdoms as early as 300 years before any of the events took place.
These Hebrew prophets have provided the world with the most astounding prophecies concerning the last days that have ever been penned. We should remember that these men who God chose to record these words, also made predictions that were applicable for the time in which they lived. If the earlier prophecies of these men did not come to pass during their own life, it was for certain that none of the events that are described for the last days would happen either.
Not one of the men who wrote about the last days in which we are living were ever killed as a false prophet for not fulfilling their earlier predictions. All that God told these men to say about the time they were living came to pass precisely as they said.
All of the things that the Hebrew prophets said about the days in which we live will also come true, just as God said.
You are about to embark on a journey of discovery the likes of which you have never imagined. God has planned every detail of the last days and you are living in the midst of all these things that will certainly be fulfilled not long from now.
The “Time of the End,” is a reference from the Book of Daniel.
The Time of the End begins with Daniel’s description of the violation of the seven year peace treaty by the “little horn,” the “prince who is to come,” also called “the beast,” and “the man of sin.” At the beginning of the seven year Tribulation, this new world leader will make a covenant of peace with Israel and the surrounding nations for seven years. He will grant permission for the Jews to rebuild their temple on the temple mount. After the construction is completed in three years, the sacrifices will begin again.
At the mid-way point, just six months after the temple is complete, the beast will enter the Holy Place and present himself as God.
This event is referred to by Daniel and Jesus as “the abomination of desolation.” This period will last for three and one-half years and is also referred to as “The Great Tribulation,” and “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble.”
When the last three and one-half years are completed, God will finish the “Time of the End.” Jesus said that the earth has never experienced a time such as this before, nor will it ever again. If these days were not shortened by the Lord to just three and one-half years, not one person would survive (Matthew 24:21).
By all the events we are seeing take place on the earth today, we have very good reason to believe that we are about to enter The Time of the End, The Great Tribulation.
For purpose of disclosure, I want to make it clear to the reader that at no time in this book will I set a date for the return of Jesus at the Rapture. Although I do believe that Jesus will likely arrive during the Feast of Trumpets, I do not know if He will come for us this year during the 2017 Feast of Trumpets, or any other year.
What is important is that we are educated in what the Bible has to say about the days in which we are living and understand by what we are seeing right now in the world, that all things which were written for the last days are happening now.