Outline of End-time events

I. Events Before, During, and After the Seven-Year End-Time Period (this seven-year period is the 70th “seven” of Daniel, Daniel 9:27)
A. Events immediately before the seven year period
1. Church raptured (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 3:10)
2. Restrainer removed (2 Thessalonians 2:7)
3. Judgment seat of Christ (in heaven, 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10)
B. Events at the beginning of the seven-year period
1. Antichrist (the coming “ruler”) makes a covenant with Isreal (Daniel 9:26-27)
2. Two witnesses begin their ministry (Revelation 11:3) note: some bible scholars say the work of the two witnesses will be in the second half of the tribulation)
C. Events in the first half of the seven-year period
1. Antichrist arises to power over the Roman confederacy (Daniel 7:20; Daniel 7:24) note: some identify Antichrist’s initial rise to power with the first seal judgment (Revelation 6:1-2)
2. Israel living in peace in the land (Ezekiel 38:8)
3. Temple sacrifices instituted (Revelation 11:1-2)
4. World church dominates religion and the Antichrist (Revelation 17)
D. Events perhaps just before the middle of the seven year period
1. Gog and his allies invade Palestine from the north (Ezekiel 38:2; Ezekiel 38:5-6; Ezekiel 38:22)
2. Gog and his allies destroyed by God (Ezekiel 38:17-23)
E. Events at the middle of the seven year period
1. Satan cast down from heaven and energizes the Antichrist (Revelation 12:12-17)
2. Antichrist breaks his covenant with Israel, causing her sacrifices to cease (Daniel 9:27)
3. The 10 kings under the Antichrist destroy the world church (Revelation 17:16-18)
4. The 144,000 Israelites saved and sealed (Revelation 7:1-8)
F. Events of the second half of the seven year period. These three and one half years are called “the Great Tribulation” (Revelation 7:14; cf. “great distress,” Matthew 24:21; “time of distress,” Daniel 12:1; and “a time of trouble for Jacob,” Jeremiah 30:7)
1. Rebellion (apostasy) against the truth in the professing church (Matthew 24:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:3)
2. Antichrist becomes a world ruler (1st seal, Revelation 6:1-2) with support of the Western confederacy (Revelation 13:5; Revelation 13:7; Revelation 17:12-13)
3. Antichrist revealed as “the man of lawlessness,” “the lawless one” (2 Thessalonians 2:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:8-9)
4. War, famine, and death (2nd, 3rd, and 4th seals, Revelation 6:3-8)
5. Converted multitudes from every nation martyred (5th seal, Revelation 6:9-11; Revelation 7:9-14; Matthew 24:9)
6. Natural disturbances and worldwide fear of divine wrath (6th seal, Revelation 6:12-17)
7. Antichrist’s image (an “abomination”) set up for worship (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 13:14-15)
8. The false prophet promotes the Antichrist, who is worshiped by nations and unbelieving Israel (Matthew 24:11-12; 2 Thessalonians 2:11; Revelation 13:4; Revelation 13:11-15)
9. Mark of the beast used to promote worship of the Antichrist (Revelation 13:16-18)
10. Two witnesses slain by the Antichrist (Revelation 11:7)
11. Two witnesses resurrected (Revelation 11:11-12)
12. Israel scattered because of the anger of Satan (Revelation 12:6, Revelation 12:13-17) and because of the “abomination” (Antichrist’s image) in the temple (Matthew 24:15-26)
13. Jerusalem overrun by Gentiles (Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:2)
14. Antichrist and false prophets deceive many people (Matthew 24:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11)
15. The gospel of the kingdom proclaimed (Matthew 24:14)
16. Israel persecuted by the Antichrist (Jeremiah 30:5-7; Daniel 12:1; Zechariah 13:8; Matthew 24:21-22)
17. Trumpet judgments (Revelation 8; Revelation 9) and bowl judgments (Revelation 16) poured out by God on Antichrist’s empire
18. Blasphemy increases as the judgments intensify (Revelation 16:8-11)
G. Events concluding the seven-year period
1. The king of the South (Egypt) and the king of the North fight against the Antichrist (Daniel 11:40)
2. Antichrist enters Palestine and defeats Egypt, Libya, and Ethiopia (Daniel 11:40-43)
3. Armies from the East and the North move toward Palestine (Daniel 11:44; Revelation 16:12)
4. Jerusalem is ravaged (Zechariah 14:1-4)
5. Commercial Babylon is destroyed (Revelation 16:19; Revelation 18:1-3; Revelation 18:21-24)
6. Signs appear in the earth and sky (Isaiah 13:10; Joel 2:10; Joel 2:30-31; Joel 3:15; Matthew 24:29)
7. Christ returns with the armies of heaven (Matthew 24:27-31; Revelation 19:11-16)
8. Jews flee Jerusalem facilitated by topographical changes (Zechariah 14:5)
9. Armies unite at Armageddon against Christ and the armies of heaven (Joel 3:9-11; Revelation 16:16; Revelation 19:17-19)
10. Armies are destroyed by Christ (Revelation 19:19; Revelation 19:21)
11. The beast (Antichrist) and the false prophet are thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20)
H. Events Following the seven year period
1. Final regathering of Israel (Isaiah 11:11-12; Jeremiah 30:3; Ezekiel 36:24; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Amos 9:14-15; Micah 4:6-7; Matthew 24:31)
2. A remnant of Israelites turn to the Lord and are forgiven and cleansed (Hosea 14:1-5; Zechariah 12:10; Zechariah 13:1)
3. National deliverance of Israel from the Antichrist (Daniel 12:1; Zechariah 12:10; Zechariah 13:1; Romans 11:26-27)
4. Judgment of living Israel (Ezekiel 20:33-38; Matthew 25:1-30)
5. Judgment of living Gentiles (Matthew 25:31-46)
6. Satan cast into the abyss (Revelation 20:1-3)
7. Old Testament saints resurrected (Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:1-3)
8. Tribulation saints resurrected (Revelation 20:4-6)
9. Daniel 9:24 fulfilled
10. Marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:7-9)
11. Christ begins His reign on earth (Psalm 72:8; Isaiah 9:6-7; Daniel 2:14-35; Daniel 2:44; Daniel 7:13-14; Zechariah 9:10; Revelation 20:4)

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