THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION is a future time period that has NOT yet happened. The tribulation happens after the believers of Christ Jesus have been raptured up to the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and thus shall we always be with Him. So All who remain on the earth after the rapture are unbelievers of the Lord Jesus Christ, no matter how many people claim they were Christians at the time of the rapture. There will be people left behind who called themselves Christians, but in reality did not really believe and therefore were not saved.
There are a number of reasons why these unbelieving people will be left behind, including, but not limited to:
-those people taught a different gospel and NOT the true gospel (1 Corinth 15:3-4) according to the Holy bible.
-those who believed in Jesus plus good works get them to heaven.
-those who believed in a false religion such as Catholic, Islam, Hindu, Jehovah’s Witness’, Mormon etc.)
-those who did not believe at all, example “atheists”.
All in all, these people did not believe in the One Triune God or His word! You can’t believe in just some of God’s word, you must accept & believe all of what it says.
So now that you know those people who will be left behind living in the earth, will all have been unbelieving people. The Church Age has been closed at this point and the Age of Grace is over. This is what will happen during the 7 year tribulation according to the Holy Bible, which we know is true. There are 2 other names found in the bible for the tribulation, which are “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble” and “Daniel’s 70th week.” The tribulation is spoken about in the bible in Revelation chapters 6-18. Jesus and the believers come back down with him at his 2nd coming in Chapter 19. I will note that the book of Revelation is a book that happens in Chronological order. That will help you understand how things will happen. So lets take a look at chapters 6-18.
During the 7 year tribulation there will be 21 judgments upon the earth. There will be seals broken, trumpets blown, and bowl judgments poured onto the earth. This will be a terrible time to go thru. Now is the time for salvation so that you do not have to go thru this. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ NOW if you haven’t already and refer to my salvation tab on this website. God’s Gift of Salvation is FREE to everyone!
Rapture happens & the church is in heaven (Revelation 4&5)
Tribulation Begins: (Revelation Chapter 6)
(1st seal) The Anti-Christ comes on the scene and signs a covenant with Israel (Reference Daniel 9:27)
(2nd seal) Conflict on Earth/Murder/No more peace exists
(3rd seal) Black Horse
(4th seal) Widespread death on the earth/Pale horse/Death & Hades roam the earth.
(5th seal) Cry Of the Martyrs, a white robe is given to them.
(6th seal) Cosmic Disturbances/A great earthquake/Sun becomes black/Moon becomes like blood/the stars of heaven fall to the earth/the sky recedes like a scroll/ every mountain & island is moved out of its place/ then the people of all the earth try and hide and ask for death and to hide them from the One who sits on the Throne and from His wrath
-In Chapter 7 of Revelation it talks about sealing the 144,000 Messianic Jews of all the tribes of Israel.
(7th seal) Silence in heaven/Fire on earth/thundering & lightning & an earthquake/Angels prepare to sound the trumpets.
1st Trumpet Vegetation struck/Hail & fire with blood thrown to the earth/one third of trees will be burned up & all green grass will be burned up.
2nd Trumpet The seas struck/one third of the sea will become blood/one third of the living creatures in the sea will die/one third of the ships will be destroyed.
3rd Trumpet The waters struck/A great star will fall from heaven & will fall on 1/3 of the rivers and springs. The name of the star is called Wormwood. The waters will become wormwood and become bitter and many men will die from this water.
4th Trumpet The heavens struck/one third of the sun, moon & stars are darkened/one third of the day will not shine & likewise the night.
*The angels say “woe” unto them that go thru these next 3 things.
5th Trumpet The locusts from the bottomless pit come to earth to sting & torment the remaining people for 5 months/people will seek death but will not find it.
6th Trumpet The angels from the Euphrates river are released to kill 1/3 of all mankind with plagues such as fire, smoke and brimstone.
The 2 witnesses will appear in Israel and prophesy for 1,260 days. They will have authority to kill those who try to harm them. They will have the power to shut up heaven so that it will not rain. They can turn the remaining waters to blood if they want. They will have the power to plague all the earth if they want to. Once their testimony is finished, the beast from the bottomless pit will kill them. Their bodies will lay in the streets for 3 and a half days and then Gods breath will resurrect them. Their enemies who see this will have great fear. The witnesses return to heaven which their enemies will see and an earthquake happens within the same hour that will kill 7,000 people. This is the 2nd “woe” that has happened by this point.
7th Trumpet The Kingdom Proclaimed!
-Satan and his angels are cast down to the earth! The image of the beast is revealed and must be worshiped! (Rev 12 &13)
1st Bowl: Loathsome Sores come upon the men who have the mark of the beast and who worships his image
2nd Bowl: The sea turns to blood & every living creature in it will die
3rd Bowl: The waters & springs will turn to blood.
4th Bowl: Men will be scorched with fire.
5th Bowl: Darkness and pain. The throne of the beast will become full of darkness and they will be in pain
6th Bowl: Euphrates river will dry up. Unclean spirits like frogs come out from the mouths of the dragon, beast, & false prophet to gather the kings of the world for the soon battle against God.
7th Bowl: The earth utterly shaken/An earthquake so great & mighty this kind has never existed before. Every island & mountain were found no more. Great hail will fall from heaven about 100 pounds each hail stone. -The finality of Babylon’s fall takes place.
Whew! Can you grasp yet how bad the tribulation will be for those left behind? Its mind blowing to me the events that will take place, but Gods word is true and God is just in His judgments. The tribulation is for the Jews and unbelievers to come to repentance. There will be some people who after the rapture happens, become saved because they will then believe in the Lord. These new believers will have to reject the mark of the beast and its image. Since this behavior will not be allowed, these new believers will most likely become beheaded or killed because they will not take the mark of the beast or worship his image. That means they will ultimately be put to death for their new found faith in God. These are called tribulation saints mentioned in Revelation 12:11. They will inherit the kingdom God has prepared for them.
Let’s take a look at some more scriptures that talk about the tribulation.
Reasons For The Tribulation: -In the book of Daniel 9:24 of the bible it says “to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophesy, and to anoint the Most Holy.” -Also in 2 Thessalonians 1:6 it says God will repay those with tribulation who troubled you. God pours out His wrath because of the evil in the world. Some Jews will come to repentance during the tribulation. -Jeremiah 30:7 “Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, But he shall be saved out of it. Note that Jacob is another name for Israel.
My prayer is that the one reading this will not have to go thru the tribulation because you are saved by the grace of God and you Believe in Jesus.