Sequence of End-time Events
My expected sequence of end-time events, from now to the Second Coming of Christ, are detailed below.
1. Preparing the land of Israel for the Messiah’s return… Mideast War is next on the prophetic horizon.
“You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.”Matthew 24:6-8
a) In a surprise attack by a secret coalition of Muslim nations, Israel will be severely damaged, with a large loss of life. But, in retaliation Israel will destroy all the attacking Muslim nations in 1 day.
(Psalm 83, Isaiah 15:1, 15:6, 17, 19:4-18, Jeremiah 49:1-5, 49:28-33, 49:35-37, Ezekiel 25:12-14, 35:7, 9, 38-39, Amos 1:6-10, Obadiah 5-9, 17-18, Zephaniah 2:4-5)
b) Israel will destroy all Muslim buildings on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and begin constructing a new Jewish temple.
- Levitical Priests will resume the Jewish sacrificial system as soon as they install the altar.
- In #6 below, the Antichrist will sit in this temple, proclaiming himself to be God, and stopping these Jewish sacrifices to YHWH. (Daniel 9:27, 2 Thessalonians 2:4). So, unless you spiritualize this event, a Jewish temple must be built for the Antichrist to desecrate.
- For more information about the planned Jewish temple, go to https://www.templeinstitute.org/
c) With its population decimated, Israel’s leaders will open the door for Christians to immigrate to repopulate Israel.
(For the rationale behind this statement, see Chapter 4 in ‘Know the Future’ at https://escapeallthesethings.com.
End-time prophets will encourage disciples to leave their nations and join fellow disciples in Israel.
Abraham’s seed shall possess the land. Who are Abraham’s Seed?
God promised Abraham that his seed shall possess the land from the Nile to the Euphrates (Gen 15:18).
Abraham’s seed is the Messiah (Galatians 3:16) along with His Jewish and Gentile disciples (Romans 9:7, Galatians 3:29).
Being a physical Jew doesn’t make you Abraham’s seed in God’s eyes. (John 8:39-44) “In Isaac shall your seed be reckoned.” (Genesis 21:12, Romans 9:7, Hebrews 11:18).
The Messianic Aliyah (Return)
To facilitate Abraham’s seed possessing the land, God will open the door for the Messiah’s disciples to populate Abraham’s promised land, first in Israel and then to Jordan, etc. (see #7 below) This is the Greater Exodus of Jeremiah 16:14-15:
“Yet behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when men will no longer say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of Egypt.’ 1Instead they will say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and all the other lands to which He had banished them.’
ForI will return them to their land that I gave to their ancestors.”
The 10 Lost Tribes
God will call and enable descendants of the 10 ‘lost’ tribes of Israel to return home. In many ways, it’ll be like the Jews’ return from Babylon under Ezra and Nehemiah.
It’s been more than 2500 years since Assyria conquered the 10 Northern tribes of Israel, and the descendants of these 10 tribes have lost the consciousness of their Hebrew identity. But, our omniscient God knows who they are and which tribe they’re from. You can be assured that 12,000 from each of 12 tribes will be represented in the group of 144,000 below.
d) Jesus will purify His worldwide Church, removing all stumbling-blocks and false Christians (tares) from His Body. Then, the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s kingdom. (Matthew 13:40-43)
e) Arise, Shine! 144,000 disciples of Jesus/Yeshua glorified on Mount Zion on Pentecost. They boldly go (in teams) into all nations, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God. (Matthew 13:43, Revelation 7, 14:1-8)
The glorification of the 144,000 may occur on Pentecost as the ‘latter rain’ outpouring of God’s Spirit. (Dt 11:14, Hosea 6:3, Joel 2:23)
As the 144,000 Spirit-filled saints go into the world, clothed in glory and the power of God to authenticate their message, literally billions of new believers will become citizens of God’s kingdom and disciples of the Messiah in the final harvest of this age. (Revelation 14:14-16)
In response to this worldwide rebellion against his authority, Satan will carry out worldwide persecution against the citizens of God’s kingdom. Everyone will be forced to choose: either obey God, and suffer for it, or reject God’s authority to keep the world’s (Satan’s) approval.
2. World War III: the rising Antichrist and 10 powerful men destroy rich and wicked Babylon in 1 hour
USA? NYC? Rome? (Revelation 17:16 to 18:24)
A sign of coming judgment? On 21 August 2017 America experienced a solar eclipse from coast to coast. (The hadn’t happened in 99 years, since 1918.) But, only seven years later, on 8 April 2024, another solar eclipse will cross America, with the two eclipses making a huge X directly over the USA. Is this just a coincidence, or is it like God’s ‘handwriting on the wall’ on the night Babylon fell? (read Daniel chapter 5)
Many people say the Trump presidency, which began in January 2017, is a temporary time of reprieve to give America an opportunity to repent of its rebellion and lawlessness toward God. If Trump survives two terms, he will serve through 2024. He may be America’s last president.
Regarding the timing of Babylon’s destruction, Babylon will be destroyed in a time of luxury and prosperity, so it’s before Wormwood (see #4 below) wreaks havoc on the earth. (Revelation 18:9-19)
3. The 144,000
The 144000 manifested sons of God will use Babylon’s destruction as a warning to unbelievers in every nation. (Rev 14:8) They also warn against taking the mark of the beast, which the Antichrist will force all unbelievers to receive. (Rev 14:9-13)
Multitudes of Christian believers will be persecuted and martyred worldwide, except those protected as part of the Greater Exodus.
This is the culmination of the 144000 War in heaven, between the archangel Michael and the Dragon. The 144000 manifested sons
4. Wormwood Approaches Earth
‘Wormwood‘ is the name some people use to refer to a large comet, asteroid, or planet that will come close to earth, generating a catastrophic, planet-wide earthquake and frightful celestial sights that strike terror into all mankind.
Before you scoff, know that histories and mythologies of cultures on all continents tell us that similar celestial events have occurred many times in history. For literally hundreds of documented examples, read Worlds in Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky, a radical book that Albert Einstein respected so much that he read it three times.
One or Two Celestial Events?
In Luke 21 verses 12 and 25, Jesus twice mentions catastrophic, end-time, Wormwood-style events. These could be referring to the same events, or verses 10-12 may be a precursor to the events in verses 25-27.
I believe they’re two separate events, with the first Wormwood close-call happening before the Abomination of Desolation, as a warning for mankind to repent. Here’s how I see the two Wormwood events:
A. Before the Abomination of Desolation: “Terrors and great signs from heaven” will occur after the persecution of saints, during the time of wars between nations and kingdoms. Luke 21:10-12 says, “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you…”
The ‘6th Seal’ of Revelation (Rev 6:12-17) describes the first Wormwood event. It’s a warning to rebellious mankind of worse Wormwood events that will come later, if they don’t repent, in Trumpets 1-4 (Revelation 8:7-12).
So, assuming the 7 seals occur in sequence before the 7 trumpets in the Book of Revelation, there will be two ‘Wormwood’ catastrophes, before and then after the Abomination of Desolation.
B. After the Abomination of Desolation: After the AoD, toward the end of the great tribulation, Jesus says, “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” (Luke 21:25-27)
The Antichrist will use the first Wormwood cataclysm to gain world control.
Based on the preaching of the 144,000, he will publicly blame God for Wormwood’s destructive effects and increase his persecution of God’s disciples.
The midpoint of Daniel’s 70th Week: 3 and 1/2 years to go
5. Satan and his angels cast down to earth.
(Rev 12:9-11) Satan’s final downfall comes in the ‘144000 War’ as a result of the Saints’ faithful testimony unto death. To understand how the 144000 will overcome Satan, read The Overcomers’ Treasure Map.
6. The Abomination of Desolation
On Passover, the Antichrist commits the Abomination of Desolation in the new temple in Jerusalem, starting the final 3.5-year ‘great tribulation’ period. (Rev 13, Matthew 24:15)
Sometime afterward, Wormwood will return near the earth. Trumpets 1-4 are catastrophic worldwide events occurring after the Abomination of Desolation.
During these judgments, Antichrist continues his great persecution of true believers. (Matthew 24:29, Luke 21:25-26, Mark 13:24, Revelation 8:7-12).
Trumpet 1: Hail and fire mixed with blood. One-third of the earth, trees, and grass burnt.
This is fallout from Wormwood’s tail.
Trumpet 2: Like a great mountain thrown into the sea. One-third of the sea becomes blood.
This is a chunk from Wormwood that earth’s gravity pulls into the sea.
Trumpet 3: Wormwood is a great star that falls from heaven, poisoning one-third of the fresh water on earth.
More Wormwood debris from space.
Trumpet 4: One-third of the sun, moon, and stars darkened.
7. The Greater Exodus
Immediately upon seeing the Abomination of Desolation, Christians in Israel flee Israel to Jordan for 1260 days of divine protection. (Matthew 24:15-22, Rev 12:14, Daniel 11:41) This is part of the Greater Exodus.
8. The Two Witnesses
The Two Witnesses begin their 1260-day prophetic ministry against the Antichrist and his kingdom. (Revelation 11:3-13)
9. The Mark of the Beast
The Mark of the Beast marks people worldwide for commerce and worship of the Beast. (Rev 13:16-18)
10. 6th Trumpet War
The Antichrist armies vs Russia and China (Rev 9:13-21)
11. The First Resurrection | Rapture of the Saints
Feast of Trumpets = 1st Resurrection day (Rev 11:15-19, 20:4-6) near the end of the 3.5 year ‘great tribulation.’
Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.1 Corinthians 15:50-52
12. Seven Bowls of Wrath
12. Seven bowls of wrath poured out on the Beast’s kingdom for 10 days. (Rev 16)
13. The Kingdom of God on Earth.
On the Day of Atonement, Yeshua/Jesus returns in glory as King and Lord over all nations, destroying the Antichrist and his kingdom in the Battle of Armageddon. (Rev 19:11-21). This happens 3.5 years after the Abomination of Desolation, on the last day of Daniel’s 70th week.
14. End of Daniel’s 70th Week
15. The beginning of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth
We can’t be absolutely sure when these events will occur until we witness the abomination of desolation.
For reasons I explain in detail in my Daniel’s 70th Week posting, I am watching these three 7-year time periods closely. If the first one is correct, we’ll know by Passover, near the end of March in 2021.
- 2017 to 2024
- 2021 to 2028
- 2029 to 2036
The Bottom Line
Regardless whether it’s one of these time periods or another time, the most important thing is to be ready to meet the Lord at all times, striving to walk in communion with God’s Holy Spirit 24/7. If you do, you’ll surely be blessed!