The 7 Year Tribulation

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The 7 year tribulation Period will be the fulfillment of the 70th. week of Daniel. ch.9

This 7 years will be divided into two parts consisting of 3.5 years each, or 1260 days each; based on the Jewish lunar calendar.

Purpose of:

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

  • "Finish the transgression"  
  • "Make an end of sin"
  • "Make atonement for iniquity"  (accept Jesus’ sacrifice)
  • "Bring in everlasting righteousness"  ( Reign of King Jesus )
  • "Seal up vision and prophecy"  ( fulfillment of  prophecy about Jesus and Israel )
  • "Anoint the most holy place"  Hebrew “anoint most Holy”

The 70 weeks is weeks of years.     A week = 7 years    70 weeks = 490 years

7 weeks  (49 years) until the rebuilding of Jerusalem, walls, temple
62 more weeks  (434 years) until the Messiah would come and be cut off. (killed)

This totals 483 years leaving 7 years (1 week) left unfulfilled. This 7 years will be fulfilled in a time known as the great tribulation, also called time of Jacobs trouble. (Dan.12:1)

This 7 years will not only be tribulation for Israel but also the whole world.

Some elements of:

1.  The revived Roman empire = the ten toes of Daniel ch.2 and ten horns of Daniel ch.7, the toes and the horns are one and the same.

The Roman empire (Legs of iron) has been dead for approximately 1500 years to date, it will be revived in the tribulation period as the ten toes-horns (countries, nations) 

Daniel chapter 2 - dream/vision - from man's perspective   glory, pride, prestige

A. Head of gold - the Babylonian empire Daniel 2:32, 38 - (Nebuchadnezzar) 606 - 536        
B.  Chest and arm of silver - the Persian empire, who conquered the Babylonians. Daniel  2:32, 39 represented by the Mede-     Persia, 536- 330   B.C.
Belly and thighs of brass - the Grecian empire, who defeated the Persians. Daniel 2:32, 35, 39 represented by the Grecian        (Alexander the Great)  323 - 30 B.C.
Legs of Iron - Roman empire, who defeated the Persians. Daniel 2:33, 40 represented by the Romans, 30 B.C.
Feet and toes part iron and clay - the revised Roman empire that will come to power in the last days. Daniel 2:33, 41-44       represented by the Revised Roman Empire

Daniel chapter 7 - dream/vision - from God's perspective  ravaging beasts

A. The Lion -  Daniel 7:4, 17 Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar) 606 - 536 B.C.
B. The bear - Daniel 7:5, 17 - Mede-Persia (Darius) 536 - 330 B.C.
C. The Leopard - Daniel 7:6, 17Grecian (Alexander the Great) 330 - 30 B.C.
D. The dreadful and terrible beast - Daniel 7:7,8 - Roman 30 B.C.

Daniel 9:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (The 7 heads are empires that have plagued Israel from it's beginning, as follows:  Egypt, Assyrian, Babylonian, Mede-Persian, Grecian, Roman, and the revived/revised Roman.

Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.  (this empire shall have characteristics of the previous ones, as notes by the beasts)

Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. (The Roman empire will come back to life as the revived Roman empire, consisting of a federation / league of 10 nations/countries known as the 10 horns / 10 toes.

From these 10 horns (nations) a little horn (antichrist-man of sin) shall arise and gain controlling power over three.

Daniel 7:7-8 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, terrible and powerful, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

The people of the prince that shall come - The Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD.
His people are from the ancient Roman empire. Some say that He will be from Italy.
The ancient Roman empire was composed of many of the countries of today's Europe as well as countries of the middle east. (only the Lord knows where he will be from)

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

At some point in that time frame he will negotiate a covenant (peace treaty with Israel) and they will be able to rebuild their long awaited temple. The signing of this deal will be the start of the 7 year tribulation period, called the time of Jacob's trouble. At the middle of the agreement the antichrist breaks his pact with Israel. He claims to be God and demands worship. The Jews reject him and thus begins his persecution of them.

The 7 year Tribulation period. - Time of Jacobs troubles
fulfillment of Daniel's 70th. week)

 Based on Israel’s lunar years of 360 days per year

7 year tribulation

Events of 1st 3.5 yrs. 1260 days

Some elements of:

Events of last 3.5 years 1260 days

Some elements of:

1. The revived Roman empire a -10 league-federation-union of nations that comes out of the ancient Roman empire.

2. The rise of the antichrist over this revived empire.

Some things about him

Daniel 7:8   ..called the little horn
Daniel 9:26..called the prince that shall come
2 Thessalonians 2:3..called the man of sin
Revelation 13:3..mouth that speaks against God.

A. Will make a 7 yr. pact with Israel  (Daniel 
Will break the pact (Daniel 9:27)
C. Deceive many with false peace. (Rev.6:2)
D. Magnify himself  (Daniel 8:11,25, 11:36-37
    2 Thess.2:4
E. Speak against God  (Daniel 7:8,20,25  Rev.
F. Will not regard God (Dan.11:37, 2 Thess.2:4)
G. Wear out the tribulation saints ( Rev.13:7)
H. Receives his power from Satan. (Rev.13:5)
I.  Desires worship from man (Rev.13:4, 8)
J. Will sit in the new  temple (2 Thess2:4)
K. Institutes mark of beast (Rev.13:13-18)
L. Stops the Jewish sacrifices in temple (Dan.9:27, 12:11,  Matthew 24:15-21)

3. The rise of the false prophet the second beast of Revelation 13 over the religious system that is left on earth after the rapture. He will give his allegiance to the antichrist.

4. The sealing of God's chosen 144,000 Jews who will preach to the masses. (Rev.7:4-)

5. The 2 witnesses who prophesy, will probably be Elijah and Enoch, of the Old Testament seeing as neither of them experience a physical death. (Rev.11:3-)

6.  The 7 Seals - Revelation Ch.6-8
     The four horseman

7.  The 7 Trumpets - Revelation Ch.8-11


1. Antichrist stops Jewish sacrifices (Dan.9:27,

2.  Antichrist sets in temple claims to be god.
     (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)

3.  Breaks pact with Israel - persecutes them.

4. Devil cast down to earth, no longer can  
    accuse the brethren (Rev.ch.12)

5. The antichrist number 666 (Rev. 13:16-)

6.  Seven Vials poured out upon earth 
     (Revelation Ch.16

7.  The harlot / the harlot destroyed (Rev.17)
       (the harlot that rides the back of the beast
        is the false one world religious system,  
        that is left on earth after the rapture.)

8.  The Lord Jesus Christ comes back and   destroys the armies of the antichrist, casts  him and false prophet in the lake of fire. Crushes the last gentile empire and sets up His glorious reign.  (Revelation 19:1-)

9.  Antichrist and false prophet thrown into lake of fire. Revelation Revelation 19