I wanted to write a blog about how the Bible says and my interpretation of how the first day of the Great Tribulation Period will be like. It’s the most natural of reactions to think how horrible of a day this will be. We know it’s written it will last for seven years. Only for the elect will that time be less, and as it is written in Romans 11 God has only reserved seven thousand of them for the last generation, so don’t pack your bags or go upon your rooftops waiting for a rapture that isn’t coming. I’ll get more into that later.
What signifies the first day of the Great Tribulation should tell you it will be the opposite of what most would think, and certainly through a reflex, imagine it would be. The Antichrist also confirms a peace covenant that lasts for seven years. It will be the same seven year period. In the midst of the covenant, war will break out and then will truly begin the worst time in this age’s history. The seven year period described in Revelation also is split in the middle with two, three and a half year periods. These seven year periods are the same.
People will be celebrating the first day of the seven year period because we will have a mindset that we have finally evolved into a peaceful species where negotiation can solve everything. It will be like after WWI which was dubbed “the war to end all wars”, except even more people will buy into this one. The setup for a great and terrible fall. Over the next three years tensions will rise and war will break out once again.
Because we are human, the only time peace covenants come about is after war. There will be a war before the Great Tribulation begins, hence the peace covenant the Antichrist will confirm with many. Whether he plays a greater role than just confirming it remains to be seen, but I would say he most likely will. He probably will bring about a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian (probably many others) conflict. As war breaks out midway through the covenant’s intended length, the Antichrist human being will die. He will claim that he is God and will deceive many. He will stand in the Holy place which he ought not. Many of those that put him in power will learn that he has turned on them. As it is written, the Beast (aka the Antichrist, rider of the white horse) will ride the harlot for a period of time. The harlot is Europe, more specifically the revived Roman Empire, then will come his death. Three days later he will seemingly rise, but it will not be him. It will be Satan in his angelic flesh. Satan, the rider of the pale horse will bring Hell with him and so will begin Hell’s reign on Earth which lasts three and a half years.
The first day of the Great Tribulation, some halfwise Christians will be on their rooftops and churches expecting the rapture thinking they get to fly away while the prophets, who are judged innocent before this life started, have to be here. Nevermind Ezekiel 13:20 which warns false teachers who teach their flock how to fly. Nevermind the original Greek in Luke 21:36 says “…to flee out from all these things…”. Nevermind it is written that the mystery of God remains until the sounding of the seventh and last trump. If all of a sudden millions of Christians, and only Christians vanish, wouldn’t the mystery be gone? They believe and will believe their whirlwind will come and carry them away from all of this. To their discontent and utter disappointment it will not come. I swear to you it will not come. Where will their faith be after such a disappointment? Perhaps the truly blind will buy the “oh! it’s coming next month; next year; three years from now” and stay at the same church but most will realize they were lied to just to increase donations to their church. Why get on your congregations tail to get ready when you can make them feel good and say “that’s just for the heathens. You’ll be gone and watching the horrors on Earth as you were a bird in flight.” That will make your church money.
The truly wise will know when the first day comes and realize what’s to come. No escaping the time. By God’s will and their openness to hearing Him will allow them to flee from some of the plagues. Some plagues are global, but not all of them. Only by death will one escape them altogether.
When the next war breaks out with Israel with other nations, including Syria, prepare yourselves with all diligence for what’s to come. Let not anyone deceive you and tell you that you will fly away. For many it doesn’t matter what you say to them contrary to their rapture belief. They have so much staked into the belief, not to mention their fear of actually going through it that there’s really nothing you can say to them. Let time be your truth decipherer as will I. Perhaps after they realize no rapture is coming for them will they turn and open their ear to you. Don’t hold your breath though. There’s nothing more magnificent than the will of a human to purposely blind themselves to truth. That goes for believers and nonbelievers alike. God bless.