Timeframe 4 - Great 3 ½ Year
Christian Tribulation Period
Timeframe 3
Rapture
Timeframe 4
Timeframe 3 Rev 12:1-5 was pre-rapture. Remainder of Rev 12
(timeframe 4) is post –rapture and tells what happens to the
woman (professing church) left behind on earth after the
rapture. She is now fleeing for her life as she experiences the
great 3 ½ year Christian Tribulation period
A review of the players in Rev 12 introduced in timeframe 3
We studied Rev 12:1-5 in timeframe 3.
Rev 12:1-5 And there
appeared a great wonder in
heaven; a woman clothed with
the sun, the moon under her
feet, and upon her head a
crown of twelve stars:
2 And she being with child
cried, travailing in birth, and
pained to be delivered.
3 And there appeared another
wonder in heaven; and behold
a great red dragon, having
seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and
did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the
woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her
child as soon as it was born.
5 And she brought forth a manchild, who was to rule all
nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto
God, and to his throne.
Click for review of Rev 12:1-5
We identified the sun-clothed woman as the professing
Church and the Manchild within her womb as the true church.
We interpreted vs 3 - the dragon with 7 crowned heads and 10
horns as Satan who has rule over 7 world Empires (Egyptian,
Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Grecian, Roman,and the 7th
crowned head with 10 horns as Antichrist’s Empire). The
rapture takes place during the reign of Antichrist and this is
pictured in vs 5 – the woman giving birth to the Manchild (true
Church) who was caught up (raptured) to God’s throne. Again,
you can review timeframe 3 and rapture for full understanding
of these verses.
After the Manchild (true Church) is caught
up (raptured) to God’s throne in Rev 12:5,
what happens to the woman and dragon?.
Rev 12:5-9 And she brought forth a manchild, who was
to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught
up unto God, and to his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a
place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a
thousand two hundred and threescore days. 7 there was war
in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon;
and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more
in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called
the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he
was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with
him.
Rev 12:5
Rev 12:6
Rev 12:7-9
Immediately after the birth of the manchild (rapture of the
true Church - Rev 12:5 above) and even before Satan and his
angels are cast down to earth (Rev 12:9), the woman
(professing church) is fleeing (Rev 12:6). The church left
behind know they missed the rapture and know from
scriptures they heard that they are going to face great
tribulation. They heard the Word of God and had the
opportunity to be saved and to be caught up in the rapture
and be a part of the manchild company (the true church (Rev
12:5)). Instead, they played church when all the prophetic
signs were fulfilled to let them know different.
Rev 12:6 And the
woman fled into the
wilderness, where
she hath a place
prepared of God, that
they should feed her
there a thousand two
hundred and
threescore days.
Now their in hiding because they cannot meet in their local
church and homes anymore . Television, radio, internet will all
be monitored for any evidence for those belonging to the
Church. The world has become a wilderness experience - the
Church left behind is on the run, she is fleeing into hiding and
underground as best as she can. Jesus talked about the
tribulation days and love of many shall wax cold. Those that
turn to Christ after the rapture will be betrayed, offended,
hated by all nations, afflicted, and killed (Matt 24:9-12).
Matt 24:9-12
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill
you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one
another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive
many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall
wax cold.
Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into
the wilderness, where she hath a
place prepared of God that they
should feed her there a thousand
two hundred and threescore days.
The tribulation experience in the wilderness was prepared
of God – that is – God knowing everything beforehand is
fulfilling that which He pre-ordained and prophesized.
The woman (Church left behind) manages to survive for 3 1/2
years. She survives that long because during this same time
Christ opens up the 6 seals in heaven that result in the Church
left behind being fed the Word of God (Rev 12:6) which is
preached from heaven by the raptured saints.
Rev 5
Rev 4
Ancient of Days
Rev 5:1, Dan 7:9
Rev 6
In Rev 4 we are introduced to the raptured church in
heaven divided into groups of numerous saints symbolized by
the 24 elders, the 4 Living ones. In Rev 5 Christ takes the 7
sealed book from the Father. In Rev 6 Christ opens the first 6
seals. Rev 6 also introduces us to another group of saints
symbolized by the 4 horsemen. When we get to heaven after
the rapture we will not see 24 elders, 4 living ones or 4
Rev 5
Rev 4
Ancient of Days
Rev 5:1, Dan 7:9
Rev 6
horsemen but we will see and experience exactly what John is
telling us will happen. The full meaning of what John saw can
only be interpreted by the rules and wisdom God has already
given us throughout His Holy Word which are consistent no
matter where or when they are applied.
Rev 6 tells the story of how the raptured Christians in their
resurrected bodies as the new powers of the air with Christ
exercise these mighty changes and position to great
advantage over Satan and his fallen angels. Satan and his
angels are now on the earth and now no longer the dark
powers of the air. The first six seals of the book are opened in
heaven during the Great 3 1/2 year Christian Tribulation that
is going on earth. During this same time there is great activity
in heaven as the raptured Christians (4 horsemen) carry out
their orders given to them by the 4 Living ones (Christian
administrators) who in turn receive their orders from Christ
as He opens the seals. The action of the 4 horsemen carrying
out their orders and the forces of nature seemingly out of
control (yet God knows exactly what He is doing) greatly
hinders the persecution of Antichrist on those after the
rapture on earth that become Christians. The result of the 6
seals produces a mighty number of tribulation martyrs and
saints to be in the first resurrection and end the church age.
The first 6 seals opened during the 3 1/2 Christian
tribulation period is still a time of grace mixed with judgment.
One of the living ones (one of the raptured Christians from
the group symbolized by the 4 living ones) told John to come
and see - that is come and watch what happens when the
seals are opened.
Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now
is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God,
and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is
cast down, which accused them before our God day and
night".
John the revelator hears a loud voice in heaven because this
is where the resurrected and raptured saints are . The loud
voice said that now has come salvation, strength, and the
kingdom of God and the power of his Christ for Satan who has
accused the saints of wrongdoing day and night is now cast
down to earth. Salvation has come meaning that full salvation
of the body, soul, and spirit has now taken place. This was the
apostle Paul's prayer for the saints at the Lord's coming (1
Thessalonians 5:23).
1 Thess 5:23
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray
God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved
blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Strength has come because now their is a mighty army in
heaven with the Lord. Their bodies that were mortal and
sown in weakness have now been raised and changed to
immortal, incorruptible, and full of strength (1 Corinthians
15:42-44).
1 Cor 15:42-44:
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in
corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in
weakness; it is raised in power:
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
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Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb,
and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their
lives unto the death.
The saints in heaven overcame Satan - that accused them
day and night. Some overcame him by the blood of the lamb,
others by what they said out of their mouth - their testimony and others by giving their life for eternal life with Christ.
Remember, there are many saints that are resurrected that
were martyred for their faith going all the way back to early
Roman Empire including New Testament apostles and
prophets as well as the Old Testament saints and prophets.
Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell
in them. Woe to the inhabitors of the earth and of the sea! for
the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because
he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
All that dwell in heaven are told to rejoice because heaven
is a place of rejoicing. This same voice in heaven now
pronounces woe to all the inhabitants on earth and in the
sea. This is because the devil and his angels have lost their
heavenly positions and have been cast down to the earth.
They have great wrath because they know their time is short.
Christ and the Saints are to return to earth soon and Satan's
long rule of sin and terror is coming to a bitter end. Satan
and his angels will then be cast into hell and the bottomless
pit.
Rev 12:13-17
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth,
he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle,
that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where
she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from
the face of the serpent.
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood
after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away
of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her
mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out
of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to
make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the
commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus
Christ.
Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto
the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the
man child.
When the dragon (Satan) saw that he and his angels was
cast down to earth by Michael and his angels he persecutes
the woman (church left behind) that gave birth to the true
church – Manchild who was raptured up to God’s throne (Rev
12:5). We covered Rev 12:6 that the woman (church left
behind) has been fleeing already but now we are told the
actual persecution by Satan has begun. Again, Satan is very
angry about losing his vantage point in the heavens which he
and his fallen angels ruled from ever since the time of Adam
and Eve. Satan is also very angry in his failed attempt to
prevent the birth of the manchild (rapture of the true church
(Rev12:1-5). The raptured saints have now taken over his
heavenly territory that he and his angels once ruled. They are
now the new powers of the air with Christ.
Rev 12:14 And to the woman were
given two wings of a great eagle,
that she might fly into the
wilderness, into her place, where she
is nourished for a time, and times,
and half a time, from the face of the
serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out
of his mouth water as a flood after
the woman, that he might cause her
to be carried away of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman,
and the earth opened her mouth, and
swallowed up the flood which the
dragon cast out of his mouth.
First the woman is fleeing (Rev 12:6) into the wilderness,
then Satan and his angels are cast down to earth (Rev 12: 712). Now the woman is helped by being given two wings of a
great eagle and nourished (fed) for a period of times, time,
and a half a time which equals 3 1/2 years (vs 14 - time is a
Jewish term for 1 year). The two wings of a great eagle to
make her fly is the great outpouring of God's Holy Spirit after
the rapture that comes upon the tribulation saints - that is the ones that turn to Christ after the rapture and now facing
the wrath of Satan.
Deut 32:11
As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young,
spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on
her wings:
12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange
god with him.
Isa 40:31
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and
not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Just like the manchild (true church) was in the womb of the
woman (Rev 12:1-5) before the rapture took place, so now
after the rapture there is a remnant within the professing
church left behind that turn to Christ. They know they were
the foolish virgins (see rapture) but now many will be willing
to give their life for Christ. There is tremendous revival. Peter
in Acts 2 quoting the prophet Joel 2:28-32 applies his words
to the last days and the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in
the time of the Christian tribulation and what signs they
would see.
Acts 2:17-21
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will
pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your
daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see
visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour
out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the
earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into
blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord
come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the
name of the Lord shall be saved.
Notice Peter like Joel puts all these signs before the notable
Day of the Lord - timeframe 5 (vs 20) . Jesus talked of the
effects of the outpouring of the Holy Sprit on the tribulation
saints (Luke 21:12-19). They would be able to stand before
kings and nations and God will give them boldness and what
words to speak
Luke 21:12-19
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and
persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into
prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's
sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before
what ye shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your
adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and
kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be
put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
We read (Rev 12:6) the woman is fed for 1,260 days, and in
Rev 12:14 we read nourished for times, time, and half time.
Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where
she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her
there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a
great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her
place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a
time, from the face of the serpent.
Daniel 7:25 gives the time of the Christian tribulation also as
times, time, and a half time. Likewise
Daniel 7:25 and they shall be given into his hand until a
time and times and the dividing of time.
Rev 13:5 saying 42 months the saints will be given over to be
persecuted by Antichrist. All of these time verses say the
same length of time - the great Christian tribulation
immediately after the rapture is 3 1/2 years.
Rev 13:5-7 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking
great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him
to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to
blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell
in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and
to overcome them: and power was given him over all
kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
In Rev 12:5 we studied that the manchild (true church) was
caught up to God's throne at the rapture. Both Rev 12:6 and
Rev 12:14 told us that 'they' shall feed and nourish the
Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where
she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her
there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a
great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her
place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a
time, from the face of the serpent.
woman to keep her alive for 3 1/2 years. The 'they' as we
saw in study of Rev 12:6 is the manchild company - the
Christians that were caught up to meet Christ in the air and
now have resurrected bodies (Rev 12:5, rapture). The church
in heaven after the rapture has taken over Satan's former
territory in the heavenlies and the church in heaven now has
the advantage. While Satan on earth will not let the gospel be
preached in churches, tent revivals, radio, TV or the internet,
he will not be able to stop the immortal resurrected Christians
preaching the gospel from heaven during the tribulation
period (first seal of Rev 6)
Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a
flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried
away of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her
mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out
of his mouth.
Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of
his mouth water as a flood after the
woman, that he might cause her to be
carried away of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and
the earth opened her mouth, and
swallowed up the flood which the dragon
cast out of his mouth.
Satan cast out a flood of persecution that would seemingly
drown the woman (church left behind) and kill her but the
earth helped the woman and swallowed the flood. The earth
helped the woman because of great geological changes taking
place besides the world wars, famines, pestilences,
earthquakes. These all hinder Antichrist in his relentless
persecution of the woman. During the Christian tribulation
period many events are happening in heaven and on earth. In
heaven where Christ and the raptured saints are the first 6
seals of Revelations are opened during the 3 1/2 year
Christian tribulation period. These can be found in Rev 6 and
affect the whole world.
While the 6 seals of Rev 6 are being opened during the 3 ½
year Christian Tribulation Period the words of Jesus spoken in
Matt 24 and Luke 21 concerning the same Christian tribulation
period will be fulfilled
The result of these 6 seals is worldwide preaching of the
gospel from heaven, divine control of wars, famines,
pestilence, great earthquakes in many places and finally the
6th seal where the sun is darkened and the moon becomes as
blood (Acts 2:19-21). The signs of the sixth seal are the same
signs Peter quoted on the day of Pentecost that would
precede the terrible Day of the Lord.
Acts 2:19-21
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the
earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into
blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the
name of the Lord shall be saved.
Jesus also groups all these same events and signs as part of
the tribulation period including the persecution of the
tribulation Christians matching the fifth seal while the gospel
is being preached throughout the whole world matching the
first seal.
Matt 14:7-14 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilence's,
and earthquakes, in diver's places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill
you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one
another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive
many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall
wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be
saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the
world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end
come.
With all these events happening on the earth during this 3
1/2 year tribulation period Satan is hindered somewhat in his
fierce persecution. In other words, the results of the 6 seals
and nature seemingly out of control help to swallow up the
flood of persecution that Satan pours out on the tribulation
church left behind (Rev 12:6). The church manages to stay
alive for 3 1/2 years and out of her will come a great number
of tribulation martyrs from every tongue, nation, kindred and
tribe. They get resurrected at the end of the 3 1/2 year
Christian tribulation period as part of the first resurrection
and they complete the church in heaven. When Jesus says
'and then the end shall come' Jesus means the end of the
Church age.
Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and
went to make war with the remnant o her seed, which keep
the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus
Christ.
Here again is a confirmation that Satan is after the remnant
within the woman (professing church left behind) that turn to
Christ during the great 3 1/2 year Christian tribulation. This
remnant is the seed that will repent and be saved after the
rapture that will keep the commandments of God and have
the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Rev 12 ends: Rev 13 tells us about the Beast/False Prophet
Beast; his mark; False prophet during
the Great 3 1/2 yr Christian tribulation
Rev 13:1,2 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.
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.
Immediately after the rapture Antichrist dies a sinister
death and comes back to life as Satan in the flesh (Daniel
8). A death sentence by Antichrist (the beast) and the false
prophet (religious pope over Satan's worldwide religion
located in Babylon) is pronounced worldwide upon all
Christians saved after the rapture and upon them that refuse
the mark of the beast. In the study of Rev 12 the dragon
(Satan) was in the heavenlies before the birth of the manchild
(the rapture of the true church). Immediately after the
rapture, Satan and his angels are cast down to earth (Rev
12:7,8,12,). Rev 13 now continues with events immediately
after the rapture but notice now the dragon (Satan) of Rev 12
has now resurfaced on the earth as the Beast (Rev 13:1) by
incarnating the dead Antichrist and bringing him back to life.
Rev 13:1,2 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.
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.
Rev 13 now calls Antichrist - who is also now Satan in the
flesh - 'the beast'. Rev 13 tells us how this is accomplished.
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Scripture has given us a double witness of Antichrist's
dominion over all the land area of these former world empires
in the last days as seen in these composite images above. In
Revelations 13:2 we see a composite image of a beast made
up of the four beasts of Daniel 7 which tells the same truths
as the image of Daniel 2. These images tell us that the land
area of the former world empires of the Babylonian, Persian,
Grecian, and Roman empires would all be under Antichrist's
control. Today, that would be modern Iraq, Iran, Greece,
Eastern and Western Europe including parts of Russia west of
the Ural mountains and land between the Caspian and Black
Seas (see Gog and Magog). When one man rules over all this
territory the symbol of the composite beast in Revelations
13:2 and the person Antichrist are considered one and the
same. This is why Revelations calls Antichrist - the beast.
Another example of this double type symbolism is when
Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2 that in his dream
he is the head of gold and later said the head of gold
symbolizes his empire. Comparing these 2 composite images
we have a double witness of Antichrist' s empire of the last
days and the land territory it will cover.
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.
In Rev 17:3-11 the angel explained to John the meaning of the
beast with 7 heads and 10 horns
Rev 17:3-11
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and
I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names
of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and
decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a
golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of
her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY,
BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND
ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints,
and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw
her, I wondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I
will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that
carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall
ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and
they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were
not written in the book of life from the foundation of the
world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and
yet is.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads
are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and
the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must
continue a short space.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth,
and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
The angel also describes the religious system that is headed
by the false prophet of Rev 13:11 as the mother of harlots
(she gave birth to many false religious systems) and
abominations (idols-idolatry). Her name is called 'Mystery
Babylon'. A woman prophetically speaking is a religious
system and this woman in every way is opposite of the sunclothed woman of Rev 12. This woman is Satan's church and
has been in existence since the time of Nimrod and the tower
of Babel (Gen 11:5-9)
Gen 11:5-9
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower,
which the children of men builded.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have
all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing
will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language,
that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the
face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD
did there confound the language of all the earth: and from
thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all
the earth.
When God looked down in the days of Nimrod they were of
one language and one purpose - to make a name for
themselves and have one world, one religion, without God.
When God caused them to leave off their building program by
having them speak in many languages they spread out taking
their false religion and language with them. This is why
Babylon of Nimrod's day was the Mother of harlot and
idolatrous religious systems found all over the world that
have so much in common. She gave birth to them and her
offspring went into the whole world. Satan always had a
religious throne since the time of Babel. That is why this
woman sits upon the dragon that has 7 heads. In Rev 12 we
identified the 7 heads as the 7 world empires Satan will have
ruled over since the time of Abraham that included the area of
the promised land. They were the Egyptian, Assyrian,
Babylonian, Persian, Grecian, Roman, and the 7th
being Antichrist's. During Antichrist's reign when the rapture
takes place Antichrist dies a mysterious death and Satan
having been cast down at the rapture enters into him and
brings him back to life. In doing so, he not only has taken
over Antichrist's body and empire, but Antichrist is also now
Satan incarnated in the flesh as said earlier. Antichrist after
the rapture has this dual nature and personality - both Satan
and man. Jesus who was both God and man (mystery of
Godliness) is now contrasted with Antichrist after the rapture
whom Revelations 13 now calls 'the beast' (mystery of
iniquity). This is what is meant in Rev 17:11 when the angel
tells John the 8th head of the beast is of the 7th. This is
fulfilled when Satan takes over Antichrist's body and empire
which had been the 7th head before the rapture but now after
the rapture is the 8th and yet a continuation of the 7th. In
Daniel 8 Daniel talks of Antichrist after the rapture as both
Antichrist the man and Satan incarnate. In Daniel 11 we
studied Antichrist as a 'raiser of taxes‘ (verse 20) before the
rapture and then becoming 'the vile person' (verse 21) after
the rapture when he becomes also Satan incarnate .
Dan 11:20 that Antichrist death will be neither in anger, nor in
battle.
Antichrist dies a mysterious death but it is not an act of
anger or warfare. This truth is the same as Rev 13:3 where
one of the heads is wounded unto death and then his deadly
wound was healed. This would be the 7th head -that is Antichrist who has been ruling for a time before the rapture,
(see also Rev 12) now dies this mysterious death. Revelations
13:14 say this wound was by a sword (weapon). I personally
believe Antichrist will commit suicide willfully because of a
pact he made with Satan some time before the rapture. Satan
has given Antichrist great power, authority, fame, wealth
when he established his empire before the rapture in
(timeframe 1). In turn, Antichrist who now owes Satan, gives
Satan his body and his eartly political throne. That time comes
immediately after the rapture when Satan finds himself cast
down to earth and needs Antichrist's body and earthly visible
throne (See Rev 12:6-12). The beast (Satan incarnate in
Antichrist's body) now makes plans to deceive the whole
world and to get as many nations behind him to try and
prevent the visible return of Christ but is defeated (kingdom)
Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave
power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying,
Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with
him?
Now we are told the whole world worships both the dragon
(Satan) and the beast (Antichrist). This is because as we saw
from scriptures previously Antichrist comes back to life after
the rapture being both Satan and the person of Antichrist that
he was before the rapture. Rev 13 calls Antichrist the beast because the beast symbolizes the extent of the land area of
his the empire just like the beasts of Daniel 7. This
incarnation of Antichrist through a Satanic resurrection of
Antichrist is right after God just raised all the dead in Christ
and caught them up with the living saved Christians to meet
Christ in the air (1 Thess 4:16 - see rapture, Rev 12). Another
set of scriptures that show this dual role of Antichrist after
the rapture is found in Ezekiel 28 (see Daniel 8 for additional
scriptures of Antichrist as Satan incarnate after the rapture.
Rev 13:5-7 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking
great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him
to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to
blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell
in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and
to overcome them: and power was given him over all
kindred's, and tongues, and nations.
In our study of Daniel 7:8-11 (see Daniel 7 page 5) we saw
in Daniel 7:8 that Antichrist before the rapture when he came
to power had a mouth speaking great things. Daniel 7:9,10
then covered the events of the rapture when Satan's angels
were cast down. Daniel 7:11 then continues about Antichrist
after the rapture and calls Antichrist 'the beast'. Daniel 7:11
goes on to say the beast is still speaking great words until he
is destroyed.
Notice in Rev 13:7 above, power was given to the beast for
42 months (3 1/2 years). Most likely this is the United
Nations in whatever form it has at this time for power is given
him over all kindred's, tongues and nations (Rev 13:6). We
read in Daniel 7:25, 26
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25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and
shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to
change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand
until a time and times and the dividing of time.
26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his
dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
Daniel 7:25:26 confirms Rev 13:5-7 concerning Antichrist
that he speaks great words against the most High and wears
(persecutes) out the saints of the most High and they will be
given (by the U.N.?) into his hand for time (1 year) + times (2
years) + half time (1/2 year) which adds up to 3 1/2 years
(1+2+1/2). This is the same time as the 42 months (3 1/2
years) of Rev 13:5. Daniel 7:21 says the horn (Antichrist)
makes war against the saints and prevails against them.
Daniel 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the
saints, and prevailed against them;
22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to
the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints
possessed the kingdom.
In the study of Revelations 12 we see that after the woman
(professing church) gives birth to the manchild (rapture of
the true church - Rev 12:5) the woman (professing church) is
left behind to go into great tribulation. Rev 12:6 say their
tribulation experience will last 1,260 days while Rev 12:14
says time, times, and a half a time which again both add up to
3 1/2 years.
Revelations 12:5-6
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all
nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto
God, and to his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a
place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a
thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Rev 12:13,14
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth,
he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle,
that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where
she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from
the face of the serpent.
Rev 13:5-7 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking
great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him
to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to
blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell
in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and
to overcome them: and power was given him over all
kindred's, and tongues, and nations.
*Note - The beast in Rev 13:5,6 is speaking great words
against God and then persecutes the saints for 42 months (3
1/2 years). Daniel 7:25, Rev 12:6,14 agrees exactly with 3
1/2 years. Without a doubt the Christian tribulation follows
right after the rapture and lasts 3 1/2 years.
In the study of the 6 seals being opened in heaven during
the tribulation period we see that the raptured Christians
preaching the gospel in their resurrected bodies and flying
over the whole earth resulted in tremendous revival as God
pours out His Holy Spirit (1st seal opened). Remember, the
dead and living were caught up in the rapture and their is
pandemonium on the earth. People in cars, planes, buses,
businesses, homes have disappeared leaving only their
Rev 13:5-7 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking
great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him
to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to
blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell
in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and
to overcome them: and power was given him over all
kindred's, and tongues, and nations.
clothes behind with their credit cards and money just like
Jesus when He was resurrected, left behind His garments
(Luke 24:12).
Luke 24:12
12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and
stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by
themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which
was come to pass.
Imagine the pandemonium and confusion that is taking
place because of the rapture itself. There will be massive
stealing of credit cards and money left behind. The banking
system cannot determine who the real identity of millions of
Rev 13:5-7 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking
great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him
to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to
blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell
in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and
to overcome them: and power was given him over all
kindred's, and tongues, and nations.
accounts belong to because the real owners have been
raptured and now thiefs are posing with their identities.
Antichrist who has died and come back to life as the beast
(Satan incarnate) is now cursing the Christian's God in
heaven and those preaching from heaven (Rev 13:6). The
beast is given power (by the U.N.?) to deal with this
worldwide crises for 3 1/2 years. Antichrist turns to his
religious leader of the worlds religious system of Babylon the False Prophet and gives him all his authority to deal with
the crisis with the full support of all nations.
Rev 13:11-17 (False Prophet)
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth;
and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before
him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to
worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come
down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means
of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the
beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they
should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a
sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast,
that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that
as many as would not worship the image of the beast should
be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor,
free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their
foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the
mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
The false prophet is symbolized by a beast coming out of the
earth having 2 horns as a lamb but spoke as a dragon. This
beast is the religious empire or worldwide organized system
Rev 17 calls Mystery Babylon which in the last days rides the
political system of Antichrist for gain and power (Rev 17:3).
This system portrays itself as a lamb like figure to the world
in the name of peace and harmony among all racial and
religious divides and yet speaking the very mind and will of
Satan (dragon).
Rev 17:3
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and
I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names
of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:18
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which
reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Rev 18:24
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints,
and of all that were slain upon the earth.
It is the religious system of Antichrist that will be
responsible for the deaths of saved Christians after the
rapture that refuse the mark of the beast or bow down to this
image of Antichrist that the false prophet has exalted to a
god. To deal with the banking and financial crises he will use
that as a tool that only they that receive a mark on their hand
or forehead will be identified as part of the beast system. At
the same time God has His raptured servants speaking from
heaven telling them not to receive the mark (first seal, Rev
14:6-10) so they do not experience the full judgment of God
to follow. This full judgment period is called the Day of the
Lord (chart) and last 7 years and ends with Christ's return to
defeat Antichrist and his armies and establish the everlasting
Kingdom of God on this earth (Kingdom)
Rev 14:6-10
6And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having
the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the
earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and
people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him;
for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that
made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of
waters.
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen,
is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of
the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice,
If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his
mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God,
which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his
indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and
brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the
presence of the Lamb:
We are told the false prophet tells the whole world to make
an image (idol) to the beast. When this idol is finished, most
likely built in Babylon at this time, the false prophet has
power (just like the magicians that withstood Moses (Ex 7:11)
to make the image talk and call down fire from heaven.
Remember, Satan and his powerful angels are now on the
earth having been cast down by Michael and his angels right
after the rapture. These fallen angels have Satanic powers
they use to deceive the masses of people on the earth that
reject God's Word and His mighty signs.
Ex 7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the
sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like
manner with their enchantments.
The image speaks and says that whoever does not worship
the beast is to be killed. Meantime, God has His messengers
speaking from heaven over the whole earth saying not to
worship the beast (first seal). The false prophet also has
power to call fire down from heaven like what Elijah did in the
Old Testament (1Ki 18:37).
1Kings 18:37
Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that
thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart
back again.
38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt
sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and
licked up the water that was in the trench.
39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and
they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.
This sign is to deceive many as Antichrist is seeking to make
a 7 year treaty with Israel who believe that Elijah will appear
before the Messiah based on Mal 4:5
Malachi 4:5
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming
of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and
smite the earth with a curse.
Antichrist makes this 7 year treaty (Daniel's 70 week) only
to invade Israel about 3 1/2 years later. Antichrist then has
this idol of himself, that the false prophet told the world to
make, moved to the Holy Place of the rebuilt temple of
Jerusalem that had been built before the rapture in timeframe
3. Jesus referred to this idol standing in the Holy Place as the
abomination of desolation and as a warning to the Jews to
flee when they see it - (Mark 13:14).
Mark 13:14
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not,
(let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in
Judaea flee to the mountains:
Antichrist invasion of Israel is also his attempt to make
Jerusalem a world capitol and he himself to be worshipped as
God. God does send the real Elijah before the terrible Day of
the Lord gets around to Israel (see two witnesses). At the end
of Daniel's 70th week which is also the end of the Day of the
Lord (both last 7 years) Christ returns and defeats Antichrist
and his armies (Kingdom Rev 19:19-21)
Rev 19:19-21
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their
armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat
on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet
that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived
them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that
worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake
of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat
upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and
all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
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