The 7 Year Tribulation
The 7 year tribulation Period will be the fulfillment of the 70th. week of Daniel. ch.9
This 7 years will be divided into two parts consisting of
3.5 years each, or 1260 days each; based
on the Jewish lunar calendar.
Daniel 9:24Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
The 70 weeks is weeks of years. A week = 7 years 70 weeks = 490 years
7 weeks (49 years) until the rebuilding of
Jerusalem, walls, temple
This totals 483 years leaving 7 years (1 week) left unfulfilled. This 7 years will be fulfilled in a time known as the great tribulation, also called time of Jacobs trouble. (Dan.12:1)
This 7 years will not only be tribulation for Israel but also the whole world.
Some elements of:
The Roman empire (Legs of iron) has been dead for approximately 1500 years to date, it will be revived in the tribulation period as the ten toes-horns (countries, nations)
Daniel chapter 2 - dream/vision - from man's perspective glory, pride, prestige
A. Head of gold
- the Babylonian empire
38 - (Nebuchadnezzar)
606 - 536
Daniel chapter 7 - dream/vision - from God's perspective ravaging beasts
The Lion - Daniel
7:4, 17 Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar) 606 - 536 B.C.
Daniel 9:23 Thus he said, The
fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be
diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall
tread it down, and break it in pieces.
Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (The 7 heads are empires that have plagued Israel from it's beginning, as follows: Egypt, Assyrian, Babylonian, Mede-Persian, Grecian, Roman, and the revived/revised Roman.
Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. (this empire shall have characteristics of the previous ones, as notes by the beasts)
Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. (The Roman empire will come back to life as the revived Roman empire, consisting of a federation / league of 10 nations/countries known as the 10 horns / 10 toes.
From these 10 horns (nations) a little horn (antichrist-man of sin) shall arise and gain controlling power over three.
Daniel 7:7-8After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, terrible and powerful, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
Daniel 7:8I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.
Daniel 9:26And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
The people of the prince that shall come - The Romans destroyed
Jerusalem in 70 AD.
Daniel 9:27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
At some point in that time frame he will negotiate a covenant (peace treaty with Israel) and they will be able to rebuild their long awaited temple. The signing of this deal will be the start of the 7 year tribulation period, called the time of Jacob's trouble. At the middle of the agreement the antichrist breaks his pact with Israel. He claims to be God and demands worship. The Jews reject him and thus begins his persecution of them.