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*** Daniel's 70th week ***
The tribulation period (timeframe 4) is over, the church age ends with the arrival of the tribulation martyrs to complete the church in heaven and the bride of Christ and the first resurrection is complete (see chart above and martyrs raised). Also, the old heaven and earth ends with the earth's axis shifting (6 th seal - see timeframe 4).
Now comes the time to both judge Satan and his angels on the earth as well as the nations. This time period is called the 'Day of the Lord' where God pours out His wrath without mixture (without grace). This timeframe lasts 7 years (see time charts above). However, God first as recorded in Rev 7, seals for protection the living saved in Christ among the Gentiles, and the 144,000 in Israel who endured the Christian great tribulation without being killed (see martyrs raised). There is no record of anyone being saved during the 7 year Day of the Lord. In fact we read in Rev 8:1 that God waits a space of time (but not long) for any last minute soul to accept Christ and be sealed before the judgments of the Day of the Lord begin. The judgments of the Day of the Lord happen when God opens the 7th seal. Day of the Lord is that time when God pours out His predetermined judgments on the whole earth and no one will escape. These judgments are not to destroy the earth but destroys the works of sin and ungodliness; make the heavens and earth new for the visible kingdom of God will established over the whole earth when Christ visibly returns (see Kingdom). This whole process is a great undertaking and will take 7 years. Both the earth and powers of heaven will be shaken at the presence of the Lord. Whole continents will sink while new ones rise. Every mountain shall be made low and every valley exalted. Every island and mountain shall be moved. The end result geographically is the oceans will become seas, earth upright, polar caps melted, and the water canopy as in the days of Genesis will be restored (see Kingdom)
cannot be redeemed by blood will be purged by fire for this is the terrible Day of the Lord that all the prophets and apostles told was coming. The rapture, the great 3 1/2 year Christian tribulation has passed,
and now grace has completely run out and the earth will feel the pure cup of God's wrath
without mixture. During the tribulation period (timeframe 4), the 6 seals of Revelations were
opened. Notice what is said in the Rev 6 concerning the last
seal of the 3 1/2 year Christian tribulation
period (the 6th seal - Rev 6) about when the 'Day of the Lord' arrives. Compare this with what Peter on the day of Pentecost
says in Acts 2:20 and they both agree as to when the 'Day of the Lord' arrives. Peter speaking on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:12-21) said the outpouring of God's spirit they were
experiencing that day would happen to all flesh (Jew and Gentile) in the last days. Peter also included other signs in the last days, but the
last 2 signs he mentions (verse 20) is -
the sun becoming black as sackcloth, and the moon as blood before the notable day of
12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
The terrible Day of the Lord - when?
We find the words of Rev 6:12-17 matching exactly Peter's words in Acts 2:20 about the sun being darkened and the moon as blood taking place before the terrible or great and notable Day of the Lord.
Revelations 6:12, 16, 17 (6th seal)
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
In Rev 6:16, 17 the people on the earth know the terrible Day of the Lord is now at hand. We see then from Peter's words and Rev 6 that the Day of the Lord follows the opening of the sixth seal. This tells us that the 7th seal which is opened in Rev 8 is happening during the terrible Day of the Lord. The 7th seal has the 7 trumpet/vial judgements that are sounded and poured out upon the earth (see charts below) during the 'Day of the Lord'. The trumpet.vial judgments are one and the same. The 7 trumpets are judgements executed on the earth but seen from heavens point of view where the raptured saints are. The 7 vial judgments are the same trumpet judgments but seen from earth's point of view. Both end with the return of Christ. (see also Revelations)
|Each trumpet brings some action from heaven||Land
hail,fire mingled with blood
falling on the earth
like a great mountain cast into the sea
great star burning like an oil lamp hits the earth
|Saints sound the 7 trumpets
Trumpets and vials same judgements.
Trumpets is heaven's activity and it's results while the vials add
more of earth's view to the trumpet judgements
1/3d part of trees was burnt up, and
all green grass was burnt up .
1/3 sea became blood;1/3 creatures died; 1/3 ships were destroyed.
1/3 part of rivers, fountains of waters became as wormwood; and many men died of the bitter waters
1/3 sun, moon,stars were smitten not to shine. the day shone not for 1/3 third part of it, and the night likewise.
locusts from the bottomless pit sting men for 5 months and they will seek death but they will not die
| 6th Trumpet
river kill 1/3 of men by fire
smoke, and brimstone,
which issued out of their mouths.
| 7th Trumpet
Great announcements in heaven the time has come to return to earth and destroy the beast and his armies and establish the Kingdom of God on earth
does not see the action in heaven but experiences
like vials being poured out
over the earth
there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon
the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them
which worshipped his image.
as the blood
of a dead man: and every
living soul died in the sea.
rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
sun scorched men with great heat and blasphemed
God, which hath power over these plagues: they repented not to give him glory
seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness;
they gnawed their tongues for pain and cursed God for their sores and repented not,
16:12-14 great river Euphrates dried up for
kings of the east and devils
working miracles getting the kings of the earth to fight Armageddon
greatest earthquake man has known., Jerusalem
divided into three parts, and
the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon hit the hardest.
Earth becomes upright with water canopy restored.
Some other scriptures from the prophets and apostles about the Day of the Lordiah 2:12-21
12 For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake.
1 Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word.
4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.
8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.
13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the Lord, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
15 Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
2 Peter 3:10, 12,13
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
7 Trumpet judgments of the Day of the Lord (see charts above)
1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thundering's, and lightning's, and an earthquake.
6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhibitors of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
Revelations Chapter 9
1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Revelations 11 - The two witnesses and the sounding of the 7th trumpet (see study of two witnesses)
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake
were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightning's, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
7 Vials (also called bowls) judgments of the Day of the Lord (see charts above)
1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightning's; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.|
Daniel's 70th week (week=7 years) are 7 years yet to be fulfilled according to Daniel 9:27 before God
establishes the Kingdom of God on the earth with Israel as the head nation. A study of Daniel 9 shows 69 of the weeks are fulfilled
already ending with Messiah being cut off (Christ died).
The last 7 years are to be fulfilled by a prince of the people that destroyed Jerusalem and the temple after Christ died. The Romans under Titus in 70 A.D. destroyed the city and the temple. This confirms Antichrist will come out of the Roman empire area (see timeframe 1 - especially Daniel 7 , Daniel 8, Daniel 9 for further confirmation). Daniel's 70th week occurs at the same time as the Day of the Lord (see above charts) but relates more to the last 7 years of Israel's history (Daniel 9:27). Antichrist, taking the place of God will make a 7 year treaty to confirm the holy covenant God made with Abraham. About 3 1/2 years into the 7 year treaty he invades Israel. Other groups of nations will oppose him and many battles take place but all lead up to that great battle of Armageddon where Christ returns to defeat Antichrist and is armies and establish the kingdom of God over the whole earth (see Kingdom).
27 And he shall
confirm the covenant with many for one week:
In the midst of the week (7 years) would be about 3 1/2 years from the time the treaty is confirmed that he causes the temple sacrifice and offerings to stop. For this verse to be fulfilled there will have to be a new temple as the old temple was destroyed by the Romans under Titus about 70 A.D. (verse 26). Before the rapture there will be a series of prophecies connected with the mass return of the Jews in which the Ark of the Covenant reappears and the temple is rebuilt ( timeframe 2 , timeframe 3.
and for the
overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even
until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Antichrist sitting mockingly
showing that he is God most likely sits between the cherubims on the mercy seat of the Ark
of the Covenant. This to the Jews was the holiest place and believed to be
God's throne on earth and where from time to time communed with men such as Moses, David,