For those of us who operate in the office of prophesy and have access to the alternative news, 2016 is proving to be the year that begins the countdown to Armageddon. The evidence is almost overwhelming.
It looks a lot like the 7 year Tribulation starts in 2016/2017. Let’s investigate the potential sequence of events from a Biblical perspective:
RAPTURE TO SECOND COMING
The Throne Room of Heaven – The Throne of God appears, surrounded by twenty four thrones with Twenty-four elders seated in them. (4:1-5). The Four Living Creatures are introduced. (4:6-11)
The Lamb Takes the Scroll – A scroll, with seven seals, is presented and it is declared that the Lion of the tribe of Judah, from the “Root of David”, is the only one worthy to open this scroll. (5:1-5)
Worthy Is the Lamb – When the “Lamb having seven horns and seven eyes” took the scroll, the creatures of heaven fell down before the Lamb to give him praise, joined by myriads of angels and the creatures of the earth. (5:6-14)
Revelation 6 – 2017 to 2020?
First Seal: The Conqueror – A white horse appears, whose crowned rider has a bow in which to conquer. (6:1-2)
Second Seal: Conflict on Earth – A red horse appears, whose rider is granted a “great sword” to take peace from the earth. (6:3-4)
Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth – A black horse appears, whose rider has “a pair of balances in his hand”, where a voice then says, “A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and [see] thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” (6:5-6)
Fourth Seal: Widespread Death on Earth – A pale horse appears, whose rider is Death, and Hades follows him. Death was granted a fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (6:7-8)
Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs – “Under the altar”, appeared the souls of martyrs for the “word of God”, who cry out for vengeance. They are given white robes and told to rest until the martyrdom of their brothers is completed. (6:9-11)
Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disturbances – There occurs a great earthquake where “the sun becomes black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon like blood” (6:12). The stars of heaven fall to the earth and the sky recedes like a scroll being rolled up (6:13-14). Every mountain and island is moved out of place (6:14). The people of earth retreat to caves in the mountains (6:15). The survivors call upon the mountains and the rocks to fall on them, so as to hide them from the “wrath of the Lamb” (6:16).
Revelation 7 – 2020?
The Sealed of Israel – 144,000, from the twelve “tribes of Israel”, are sealed as servants of God on their foreheads. (7:1-8)
A Multitude from the Great Tribulation – A great multitude stand before the Throne of God, who come out of the Great Tribulation, clothed with robes made “white in the blood of the Lamb” and having palm branches in their hands. (7:9-17)
Revelation 8 – 2020 to 2023?
Seventh Seal: Prelude to the Seven Trumpets – “Silence in heaven for about half an hour” (8:1). Seven angels are each given trumpets (8:2). An eighth angel takes a “golden censer”, filled with fire from the heavenly altar, and throws it to the earth (8:3-5). What follows are “peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake” (8:5). After the eighth angel has devestated the earth, the seven angels introduced in verse 2 prepare to sound their trumpets (8:6).
First Trumpet: Vegetation Struck – Hail and fire, mingled with blood, are thrown to the earth burning up a third of the trees and green grass. (8:6-7)
Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck – Something that resembles a great mountain, burning with fire, falls from the sky and lands in the ocean. It kills a third of the sea creatures and destroys a third of the ships at sea. (8:8-9)
Third Trumpet: The Waters Struck – A great star, named Wormwood, falls from heaven and poisons a third of the rivers and springs of water. (8:10-11)
Fourth Trumpet: The Heavens Struck – A third of the sun, the moon, and the stars are darkened creating complete darkness for a third of the day and the night. (8:12-13)
Revelation 9 – 2022?
Fifth Trumpet: The Locusts from the Bottomless Pit – The First Woe (9:1-12). A “star” falls from the sky (9:1). This “star” is given “the key to the bottomless pit” (9:1). The “star” then opens the bottomless pit. When this happens, “smoke [rises] from [the Abyss] like smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky [are] darkened by the smoke form the Abyss” (9:2). From out of the smoke, locusts who are “given power like that of scorpions of the earth” (9:3), who are commanded not to harm anyone or anything except for people who were not given the seal on their foreheads (from chapter 7) (9:4). The “locusts” are described as having a human appearance (faces and hair) but with lion’s teeth, and wearing “breastplates of iron”; the sound of their wings resembles “the thunderings of many horses and chariots rushing into battle” (9:7-9).
Sixth Trumpet: The Angels from the Euphrates – The Second Woe (9:13-21). The four angels bound to the great river Euphrates are released to prepare two hundred million horsemen. These armies kill a third of mankind by use of three plagues: fire, smoke, and brimstone.
The Mighty Angel with the Little Book – An angel appears, with one foot on the sea and one foot on the land, having an opened little book in his hand. Upon the cry of the angel, seven thunders utter mysteries and secrets that are not to be written down by John.
John Eats the Little Book – John is instructed to eat the little book that happens to be sweet in his mouth, but bitter in his stomach, and to prophesy.
Revelation 11 – Last 3 1/2 years – 2020 to 2023?
The Two Witnesses – John is given a measuring rod to measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. Outside the temple, at the court of the holy city, it is treaded by the nations for forty-two months.
Two witnesses prophesy for one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. (11:1-14)
The Witnesses Killed (11:7-10)
The Witnesses Resurrected (11:11-14)
Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed – The Third Woe that leads into the Seven bowls (11:15-19). The temple of God opens in heaven, where the ark of His covenant can be seen. There are lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.
Revelation 12 – – Last 3 1/2 years – 2020 to 2023?
The Woman, the Child, and the Dragon – A woman “clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars” is in labor with a male child. (12:1-2). A great, fiery red, seven-headed dragon drags a third of the stars of heaven with his tail, and throws them to the earth. (12:3-4). The dragon waits for the birth of the child. However, when born, it is caught up to God’s throne while the woman flees into the wilderness for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. (12:5-6)
Satan Thrown Out of Heaven – War breaks out in heaven between Michael and the Dragon, identified as the Devil, Satan.(12:9) After a great fight, the Dragon and his angels are cast out of heaven for good, followed by praises of victory for God’s kingdom. (12:7-12)
The Woman Persecuted – The Dragon engages to persecute the Woman, but she is given aid to evade him. Her evasiveness enrages the Dragon, prompting him to wage war against the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (12:13-17)
The Beast from the Sea – A seven-headed leopard-like beast emerges from the sea, having one mortally wounded head that is then healed. By the Dragon, he is granted power and authority for forty-two months. (13:1-5). The Beast of the sea blasphemes God’s name, wages war against the Saints, and overcomes them. (13:6-10)
The Beast from the Earth – Another beast appears, but from the earth, having two horns like a lamb and speaking like a dragon. He directs people to make an image of the beast, breathing life into it, and enforcing all people to bare “the mark of the Beast”. (13:11-18)
The Lamb and the 144,000 – The Lamb stands on Mount Zion with the 144,000 “firstfruits” who are redeemed from earth. (14:1-5)
The Proclamations of Three Angels (14:6-13)
Reaping the Earth’s Harvest – One like the Son of Man reaps the earth. (14:14-16)
Reaping the Grapes of Wrath – A second angel reaps “the vine of the earth” and throws it into “the great winepress of the wrath of God… and blood came out of the winepress… up to one thousand six hundred furlongs.” (14:17-20)
Prelude to the Bowl Judgments – The temple of the tabernacle, in heaven, is opened. (15:1-5). Seven angels are given a golden bowl, from the Four Living Creatures, that contains the wrath of God. (15:6-8)
Revelation 16 – 2023?
First Bowl: Loathsome Sores – A “foul and loathsome sore” afflicts the followers of the beast. (16:1-2)
Second Bowl: The Sea Turns to Blood – The sea turns to blood and everything within it dies. (16:3)
Third Bowl: The Waters Turn to Blood – All fresh water turns to blood. (16:4-7)
Fourth Bowl: Men Are Scorched – The sun scorches the Earth with intense heat. (16:8-9)
Fifth Bowl: Darkness and Pain – There is total darkness and great pain in the Beast’s kingdom. (16:10-11)
Sixth Bowl: Euphrates Dried Up – Preparations are made for the final battle between the forces of good and evil. (16:12-16)
Seventh Bowl: The Earth Utterly Shaken – A great earthquake: “every island fled away and the mountains were not found.” (16:17-21)
The Scarlet Woman and the Scarlet Beast – The great harlot who sits on many waters: Babylon the Great. (17:1-6)
The Meaning of the Woman and the Beast (17:7-18)
Revelation 18 – 2023
The Fall of Babylon the Great (18:1-8)
The World Mourns Babylon’s Fall (18:9-19)
Finality of Babylon’s Fall (18:20-24)
Revelation 19 – 2023?
Heaven Exults over Babylon (19:1-10)
Christ on a White Horse (19:9-16)
The Beast and His Armies Defeated – The beast and the false prophet are cast into the lake of fire. (19:17-21)
The end is coming – sooner than we think! If you are not sure where you stand, read this and make your decision now:
We each need a Savior!
The Bible says:
“For all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
1.SIN is the inheritance of mankind due to the sin of Adam & Eve.
Just as through one man’s sin (the first Adam) entered the world and death through sin and thus spread to all men, because all sinned—v17. …much more those who receive abundance of grace and of righteousness will reign in the life through the Jesus Christ.
2) there is none righteous, no, not one
3) …if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. I John 1:8
4) …our sin makes us enemies of God. (Not good). Romans 8:7,8
5) man can not save himself. Romans 7:19-24
For the good that I will to do, I do not do…who will deliver me from this body of death?
I thank God-through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Jesus gave Himself freely for all our sins from the past, present and future. He became sin and the Father could not even look upon His Son because He took our sin upon Himself. He suffered greatly on the cross, shedding all His Precious Blood which was poured out for you and me, He was buried and rose again after 3 days, He redeemed the keys of hell and death to give us life! He is our Savior!!!
No other One has ever done such a thing for mankind. There is no other God but the One True God, Father, Son Jesus and Holy Spirit sent to live in us. No longer do we need to do blood sacrifice, no longer do we need a temple to worship in because we are the temple He lives in when we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior!!! Do it today and discover FREEDOM, PEACE, JOY UNSPEAKABLE AS HE REIGNS ON THE THRONE OF YOUR HEART!!!
Just ask Jesus to forgive your sin, believe He is the risen Son of God, and ask Him to live in you. The Holy Spirit will give you the strength to sin no more and teach you the character and ways of God. You will never ever regret your decision….ever!