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They, the iron (EU) and clay (UN), combine in the seed of men
(the divided kingdom) - the last secular kingdom.
41 “In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with common clay.
42 “As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle.
43 “And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery. - Dan. 2:41-43 NASB
God Told Abraham "I will make you a great nation"
In you shall all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
The Nation of Israel
All Families of The Earth Will Be Blessed Through Abraham
"In you shall all the families of the earth shall be blessed"
"I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you"
Now the LORD had said to Abram:
“Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.
2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” - Gen. 12:1-3 NKJV
God Established His Everlasting Covenant With Isaac And His Descendants (the Jews)
19 But God said, “No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
God Made Ishmael A Great Nation
20 “As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. - Gen. 17:19-20 NASB
• Jacob’s name was changed to Israel - Genesis 32:28
• Joseph went into slavery In Egypt - Gen. 37:12-36
• Joseph’s Rise To Power In Egypt - Gen. 41:37-57
• Jacob (Israel) Sent His Sons To Buy Grain In Egypt Gen. 42
• They Return To Egypt To Buy More Grain - Gen. 43
* Jacob (Israel) Goes To Egypt With His Sons - Gen. 46
• The nation of Israel Had Been In Egypt 430 Year When They Left - Exodus 12:40
• The nation was in bondage to Egypt for 400 years. - Acts 7:6
*Israel had judges for 450 years. - Acts 13:20
Israel Was Divided Into Israel And Judah After Solomon's Death
The Lord Gave Jeroboam Ten Tribes Before Solomon Died
29 About that time Jeroboam was going out of Jerusalem, and Ahijah the prophet of Shiloh met him on the way, wearing a new cloak. The two of them were alone out in the country, 30 and Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces. 31 Then he said to Jeroboam, “Take ten pieces for yourself, for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘See, I am going to tear the kingdom out of Solomon’s hand and give you ten tribes." - 1 Kings 11:29-31 NIV
After Solomon Died Jeroboam Became King of Israel
20 When all the Israelites heard that Jeroboam had returned, they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. Only the tribe of Judah remained loyal to the house of David. - 1 Kings 12:20 NIV
Rehoboam Became King of Judah
21 Rehoboam son of Solomon was king in Judah. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the Lord had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel in which to put his Name. - 1 Kings 14:21 NIV
The Roman Empire Destroyed Jerusalem and Dispersed Jews In 70 AD
Around 132-135 AD Roman Emperor Hadrian Renamed Judea "Syria Palaestina" After The Ancient Philistines
The Roman emperor Hadrian attempted to erase the memory of Judea by renaming it Syria Palaestina after the ancient Philistines. It incorporated the provinces of Roman Syria and Roman Judea. Iturea and Trachonitis were incorporated into Roman Syria. Judea, Samaria, and Idumea along with other regions were incorporated in Roman Judea. He did this around the time of the Kokhba's revolt (132-135). Shortly after 193 Syria Palaestina was reduced to Judea.
"The actual Philistines from which the name derives had disappeared from history during the Neo-Assyrian Empire (911-605 BC)." It was "an attempt to suppress Jewish connection to the land." The quotes are from Wikipedia.
Syria Palaestina was a Roman province between 135 and about 390. Around 390 Palaestina Prima consisted of Judea, Samaria, the Paralia, and Peraea.
Judah & Israel Were To Be Brought Back
God Will Gather Together Israel And Judah From The Four Corners of The Earth
11 It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Assyria and Egypt, from Pathros and Cush, from Elam and Shinar, from Hamath and the islands of the sea. 12 He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. - Isaiah 11:11-12 NKJV
God Will Bring Back His People Israel And Judah
2 “Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying: ‘Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you. 3 For behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’ ” - Jer. 30:2-3 NKJV
God Will Make Them One Nation - They Will No Longer Be Two Nations
21 “Then say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; 22 and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. - Ezek. 37:21-22 NKJV
All Israel Will Be Saved
Blindness of Israel Has Happened Until The Fullness of The Gentiles Has Come Then All Israel Will Be Saved
25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; 27 for this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.” - Romans 11:25-27 NKJV
The Seventy Week (Seventy Sevens of Years) Prophecy
(70 x 7 x 360 = 176,400 Days)
Gabriel Gave Daniel The Seventy ‘Sevens’ (Weeks) Prophet Concerning The Jews (Your People) And Your Holy City (Jerusalem).
Each ‘Seven’ Or Week Stands For Seven Years of 360 Days Per Year.
20 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for his holy hill— 21 while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He instructed me and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. 23 As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the message and understand the vision:
24 “Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy. - Dan. 9:20-24 NIV
The abomination of Desolation Will Be Set Up In The Middle of The Seven Year Jerusalem Covenant.
27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” - Dan. 9:27 NIV
Let Those In Judea Flee To The Mountains
When You See The Abomination of Desolation Then Let Those In Judea Flee To The Mountains.
For Then There Will Be Great Stress, Unequaled From The Beginning of The World Until Now (Day of The Lord)
15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.
21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time." - Matt. 24:15-25 NIV
At The Time of The End - The King of The North (Syria?)
40 “At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood. 41 He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand. 42 He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. 43 He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Nubians in submission. 44 But reports from the east and the north will alarm him, and he will set out in a great rage to destroy and annihilate many. 45 He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at the beautiful holy mountain. Yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him. - Dan. 11:40-45 NIV
In this chapter the kings of the north are from Syria and the kings of the south are from Egypt.
At That Time The People of Daniel (Jews) Will Be Delivered
There Will Be A Time of Great Distress
“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.
2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. - Dan. 12:1-2 NIV
How Long Will It Be Until All These Things Are Fulfilled?
When The Power of The Holy People Has Been Broken, All These Things Will Be Completed.
5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank. 6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?” 7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.” - Dan. 12:5-7 NIV
From The Time The Daily Sacrifice Is Abolished And The Abomination Is Set Up There Will Be 1,290 Days.
11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days. - Dan. 12.11-12 NIV
Israel Will Fly Into The Wilderness To A Place Prepared By God For 3-1/2 Years
6 The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days. - Rev. 12:5-6 NIV
13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach. - Rev. 12:13-14 NIV
The woman represents Israel. She will be in the wilderness for 3-1/2 years during the time of wrath.
The Lord Will Save The Tents of Judah First
12 The burden of the word of the Lord against Israel. Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: 2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3 And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.
4 In that day,” says the Lord, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. 5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in the Lord of hosts, their God.’ 6 In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.
7 “The Lord will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not become greater than that of Judah. 8 In that day the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the Lord before them. 9 It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. - Zech. 12:1-9 NKJV
God will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness for the surrounding nations when they attack Judah and Jerusalem. Also Jerusalem will be a heavy stone when all nations of the earth are gathered against it.
The Lord will save the tents of Judah first. He will He will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and will destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
The LORD My God Will Come, And All The Holy Ones With Him.
The Lord Will Be King Over All The Earth
A day of the LORD is coming when your plunder will be divided among you. 2 I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.
3 Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. 4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. 5 You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.
6 On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost. 7 It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime—a day known to the LORD. When evening comes, there will be light. 8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter. 9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name. - Zech. 14:1-9 NIV
The Lord Will Strike All The Nations That Fought Against Jerusalem - Their Flesh Will Rot While They Are Still Standing On Their Feet
12 This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. 13 On that day men will be stricken by the LORD with great panic. Each man will seize the hand of another, and they will attack each other. 14 Judah too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected—great quantities of gold and silver and clothing. 15 A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps. - Zech. 14:12-15 NIV
The Lord Will Save The Tents of Judah First And Then Jerusalem
2 “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. 3 It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it. 4 “In that day,” declares the Lord, “I will strike every horse with bewilderment and his rider with madness. But I will watch over the house of Judah, while I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. 5 Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘A strong support for us are the inhabitants of Jerusalem through the Lord of hosts, their God.’ "
6 “In that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot among pieces of wood and a flaming torch among sheaves, so they will consume on the right hand and on the left all the surrounding peoples, while the inhabitants of Jerusalem again dwell on their own sites in Jerusalem.
7 “The Lord also will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be magnified above Judah. 8 “In that day the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord before them. 9 “And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
They Will Look On Me Whom They Have Pierced And They Will Mourn
10 “I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn. - Zech. 12:2-10 NASB
When Jesus Returns There Will Be Weeping In Jerusalem When They Look on Jesus Whom They Have Pierced
10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. 11 On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be great, like the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. 12 The land will mourn, each clan by itself, with their wives by themselves: the clan of the house of David and their wives, the clan of the house of Nathan and their wives, 13 the clan of the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of Shimei and their wives, 14 and all the rest of the clans and their wives. - Zech. 12:10-14 NIV
Satan Hates Jews And Christians
The Woman - Israel, The Male Child - Jesus, Offspring of The Woman - Christians, Dragon - Satan
13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. - Rev. 12:13-17 NKJV
These verses reveal some of the places where Satan and his forces are operating and who they are operating through.
Jesus Will Judge The Nations According To Their Treatment of His Brothers
The Nations Will Be Judged
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ " - Matt. 25:31-36 NIV
Those Who Did Not Help His Brothers Will Be Sent To The Eternal Fire Prepared For The Devil And His Angels
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ - Matt. 25:37-43 NIV
God Is Love
God Is Love And The One Who Abides In Love Abides In God
16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
19 We love, because He first loved us.
20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
21 And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also. - 1 John 4:16-21 NASB
God Sent His Son So That The World Might Be Saved Through Him
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
17 “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
18 “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
20 “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
21 “But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” - John 3:16-21 NASB
The One Who Does Not Love Does Not Know God
8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.- 1 John 4:8 NASB
No One Comes To The Father Except Through Jesus
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." - John 14:6 NASB
God Sent His Son To Be A Propitiation For Our Sins
10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. - 1 John 4:10 NASB
8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. - 1 John 1:8 NASB
The Lord Is Not Willing That Any Should Perish But Come To Repentance
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. - 2 Peter 3:8-9 NKJV
The One Who Claims To Know God And Does Not Keep His Commandments Is A Liar
4 The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:
6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. - 1 John 2:4-6 NASB
Draw Near To God
7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. - James 4:7-8 NKJV
Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving And His Courts With Praise
1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the LORD, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. - Psalms 100:1-5 NKJV
The Return of Jesus
The Return of Jesus
The Abomination of Desolation in The Middle of The Seven Year Jerusalem Covenant
27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” - Daniel 9:27 NIV
Great Tribulation When You See The Abomination of Desolation - Day of The Lord
-- But For The Elects Sake Those Days Will Be Shortened --
15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened." - Matt. 24:15-22 NKJV
Matthew 24 - The Gathering of The Saints
29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." - Matt. 24:29-31 NKJV
The Woman, the Child, and the Dragon
The Woman (Israel) Flees Into The Wilderness For 3-1/2 Years (1,260 Days - Rev. 12:6, time and times and half a time - Rev. 12:14)
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. 5 She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
Satan & His Angels Were Cast To The Earth And Ruled For 3-1/2 Years
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Christian Believers Overcame Satan By The Blood of The Lamb And The Word of Their Testimony
10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” - Revelation 12:1-12 NKJV
Satan and his angels were cast to the earth and were in charge for 3-1/2 years (Rev. 13:5). This is the 3-1/2 years that compose the second half of the seven year Jerusalem covenant (Dan. 9:27, Matt. 24:15-28).
Jesus Christ Returns On A White Horse To Rule The Earth
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS - Rev. 19:11-16 NKJV
Jesus will return to rule the earth after the tribulation (Matt. 24:29-31). There will be great tribulation after the abomination of desolation is set up in the middle of the seven year Jerusalem covenant. However for the sake of the elect that period will be short (Matt. 24:15-22).
In other word true Christians that have made Jesus the Lord of their life do not have to go all the way through the "great tribulation" - the day of the Lord. The gathering of saints (rapture) and day of the Lord (wrath) are tied together in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4.
Matthew 25 - Jewish Judges The Nations (The People)
Judgement of the Gentiles
31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” - Matt. 25:31-46 NKJV
When Jesus returns to the earth, He will judge those still living on the earth. Those that have treated His brethren with compassion will be allowed to continue living on the earth. Those who did not treat His brethren properly were thrown into the lake of fire that was prepared for the devil and his angels.
Revelation 20 - The 1,000 Year Reign of Christ With His Saints
Satan Bound 1000 Years
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.
The Saints Reign with Christ 1000 Years
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. - Rev. 20:1-6 NKJV
Satan will be bound for 1,000 years in the bottomless pit while the saints are reigning with Jesus. Those who were beheaded during the tribulation will also reign with Jesus.
Satanic Rebellion Crushed
Satan Is Cast Into The Lake of Fire
7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9 They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
The Great White Throne Judgment
11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. - Rev. 20:7-15 NKJV
After the 1,000 years Satan will be released for a while to deceive the nations. He will gather them for battle and they will surround the camp of the saints and the beloved city, Jerusalem. God caused fire to come down from heaven and devoured them.
Then God will sit on a great white throne and the earth and heaven fled away from His face. The dead were judged according to their works.
Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. Anyone not found in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Revelation 21 - A New Heaven And A New Earth
Revelation 20 describes the new heaven and earth and the New Jerusalem.
Call On The Lord Jesus And Be Saved
” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” - Romans 10:11-13 NKJV
31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” - Acts 16:31 NKJV
Do Not Follow a Different Gospel
Even If It Came From An Angel From Heaven
6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. - Galations 1:6-10 NKJV
Paul warned in the verses above against following any other gospel except the ones that he had been preaching. He even emphasized now to follow them even if they were angels. It should be pointed out that angels from the dark side have done just that. They were posing as angels of light and deceiving those who listened saying they were revealing new truth or saying that the original gospel had been contaminated over time. Now they are following a false god or not following the truths that were given to the Jewish people in the Bible.
8 ‘And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. 9 Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. 10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family. 11 That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine. 12 For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field.
13 ‘In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession. 14 And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor’s hand, you shall not oppress one another. 15 According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor, and according to the number of years of crops he shall sell to you. 16 According to the multitude of years you shall increase its price, and according to the fewer number of years you shall diminish its price; for he sells to you according to the number of the years of the crops. 17 Therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God. - Lev. 25:8-17 NKJV
There was to be seven sabbaths of years. That is 7 x 7 = 49 years. Then on the tenth day of the seventh month, the trumpet of the Jubilee was to sound. So on tenth day of the seventh month the year of Jubilee began.
Year of Jubilee - The 10th Day of The Seventh Month Of The 49th Year
The Forty-Ninth Year
The First Year