For those who still are not sure the Second Coming, or should I say 7 years of Tribulation, is around the corner, listen to President Nelson’s comments we are in the last half of the 9th Inning:
Use this table of events with the descriptions below. There is a larger table on the last bottom page for printing.
How do we know there is a 7 year tribulation period?
Nowhere in the scriptures does it say a 7 year tribulation. However, according to Daniel, in his 70 weeks prophecy he gave us the clue that when he said “week” (7 days), he was disguising it to mean 7 years. He predicted the Savior would be crucified in 483 years from his time by calling it 70 weeks.
Daniel 9:24 Seventy 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.
Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
Daniel 9:26 continues with a prediction that, after the Messiah is killed and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary… This was fulfilled with the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.
Of the 70 “sevens,” 69 have been fulfilled in history. This leaves one more “seven” yet to be fulfilled. This will happen during a 7 year tribulation that ends with the Second Coming. Verse 27 tells us:
Daniel 9:27 And 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.
During the last week (7 years), the 3rd temple will be closed for 3.5 years after it is built and will remain closed for the last 3.5 years because of the spreading of abominations (Armageddon) which is 1,260 days long) and it will be desolate until the end (consummation) is complete.
How do we know when this 7 years starts? See #1 on timeline chart
It starts when the New World Order Beast is in power. That is the first 3.5 years. When, as the vials of wrath are being poured to destroy the Beast, the people start Armageddon which is the second 3.5 years in duration. Revelation 16:12-16
The first vial of sores is upon those who had the mark of the beast. The 5th vial is upon the seat of the beast and it is the 6th vial that is the water in the Euphrates is dried up to allow the kings of the east to enter a place called Armageddon (valley of Megiddo near Jerusalem). Revelation 16:12, 16. The wrath ends when the beast, the false prophet and their followers are thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone (Rev 19:20)
We know the Mark of the Beast was introduced by the Beast and the False Prophet in Revelation 13. The beast came out of the sea (many nations) with 7 heads and 10 horns with crowns. It would be Daniel, John and Nephi that tells us that this is an oppressive world-wide government that will rule and cause many to take the mark in order to buy, sell or trade. This is the New World Order. John tells us this “king/leader/mouth” for the NWO was a previous president. (Rev. 17:11)
When this NWO is in power for 42 mo. (Rev: 13:5) this is your first 3.5 years of the tribulation.
This mouth/leader of the NWO is also who stops the Jerusalem 3rd temple (Dan. 11:31)
Rev 11 tells us Armageddon is 1,260 days (3.5 years) that two prophets will hold off the world’s army. This is the last 3.5 year period. These are the two 3.5 year timeframes for a total of 7 years of tribulation.
How will we know when the leader of the New World Order is in power? See #2 on chart.
In Daniel 11, the heading says “successive wars that lead to the second coming”. If you jump to the end of the chapter you can see the descriptions of the last three kings/presidents before the Second Coming.
Daniel 7:9 tells us these kings are in a country that “Adam the Ancient” comes to. That is Adam-ondi-Ahman and without Joseph Smith we would not know for sure what country these presidents came from. Daniel also says this country is the land the Saints will possess forever and ever (New Jerusalem) Dan. 7:18. Again, thanks to modern day revelation, we can rest assured that America is the 4th beast nation. The leaders (presidents) will rise in succession, and will carry the title, “King of the North” as each skirmish or war is described.
Since John the Revelator talks about this leader of the NWO, let’s use his numbering these presidents the last 8 kings. (Rev 17:11).
The last three descriptions in Daniel 11 start at verse 17. This would be president #6. He is given daughters of women (pedophile) and he will take the country to war in the Isles (WWIII), then he will be found no more. He does not finish his term. (Note: The Cardston Prophecy in the church archives and David Warwick both saw WWIII start in the Pacific Ocean with China and N. Korea being involved.)
Then the next president is called the raiser in taxes. This is president #7. He also “dies within days”. This looks like a possible assassination. Shortly after he dies, #8 who is the leader of the NWO, arises for 42 months (3.5 years). Then when the wrath comes, he starts Armageddon instead. Another 3.5 years.
Daniel says #8 is not given the honor (elected), but comes in by flatteries. He is also met with a flood of arms (a war, a civil war). His kingdom is small and full of trouble (half the country will not support this returning president. Then he makes a pact with the league (NWO) and he gives away the countries riches (reparations?)
Then he makes war with the Saints and drives them into the wilderness. Dan. 7:21 (check the footnote, takes you to Rev 12 when the woman is driven into the wilderness for time, times and half time, 3.5 years). This is the same little horn that stops the 3rd temple after 3.5 years of its announcement.
Daniel saw this “little horn” back in Chapter 8. He has a stout face and a fierce countenance and he is diverse from the other presidents.
He too will “plant his tabernacle” in Jerusalem and run back to America because of tidings out of the north (Russia) and east (China) – most likely the start of invasion in America and then he too will be found no more. (Joseph Smith was quoted as saying the next great trouble in America will be the dollar devaluation. It will lead to a Civil War, and we will be so weakened by it, foreign countries will invade.)
After this king/leader/president, the nation will wander in chaos with no supreme government as New Jerusalem is being enlarged. The 144k are bring in people from all over the world, the 10 Tribes have shown up to help rid the land of gangs and invasion from foreign troops. The City of Enoch has returned to help build New Jerusalem and the Saints are protected from the wrath.
Are there any other prophecies or visions about this time of trouble, a 7 year tribulation?
Matthew 24:37 tells us as in the days of Noe (Noah) people will miss the signs of the Second Coming. (The NWO will be so seductive, you won’t awaken to the sudden destruction that awaits.) 1Thess 5:3
Yet, Matt 24:21 there shall be a great tribulation (like never before), and except those days be shortened, no flesh will be saved.
Bishop Koyle saw there was a 7 year famine ending when the Savior returns. The first three years the Saints do well because they have food storage. Years 4 and 5 many die because they forgot to store up again. Year 6 looks promising as crops will grow again, but will stop short of producing. Year 7 everything will be fine again. (We are walking into major food shortages and fuel shortages that will stop farms from producing enough to feed everyone for years to come.)
When the 3rd temple in Jerusalem is announced, know you are 7 years away from the Second Coming!
What are some of the events that take place before the 7 year Tribulation period?
The scriptures only give a general description of these events. When the gospel is taken from the Gentiles (us) and taken to the Jews, the Lord will preach his own sermons of earthquakes and tsunamis. There will be great persecution towards the church and the nation will have rejected the gospel.
There will be wars and rumors of wars. This is going on right now.
False Christs will arise. Remember, the Savior comes in the clouds from the east.
There will be famines, pestilence, revolutions in all nations – these are the beginning of sorrows (pre-tribulation). We can see famine on the horizon. Too many food shortages happening now.
Many shall betray one another, be offended and hate one another. Iniquity shall abound, love will wax cold. This is the nightly news.
Since we know that the tribulation starts with the New World Order coming into power, we learn from Daniel that there are kings (presidents) that lead up to this last king. Scroll up to see #6, #7 and #8 presidents and the descriptions he gave us we can look for.
Bishop Koyle saw in vision that the Republicans will take back the Congress and will try to fix the runaway inflation. He said it was to no avail because the people would not repent. Instead, overnight, everything came crashing down and a civil war ensued. At the same time the papers showed a Republican president was assassinated. This could have been a previous one as we do not have a Republican president in office now. This could be #7 who will die within a few days. There are multiple theories.
We have multiple references and visions to a civil war. Joseph Smith said the next great trouble will be the dollar devaluation (inflation) that will cause a civil war, we would be so weakened by it we will be invaded by foreign countries.
When does the Savior Come to His Saints before the Second Coming? See #3 on Chart
The Saints are driven into the wilderness by the 8th King/president, who is the NWO leader. (Rev. 12, Daniel 8:21) This is what many refer to as a Call Out.
Then the Saints are protected before the wrath that occurs to the wicked at the end of the first 3.5 years. Sometime during that wilderness experience Saints who are worthy will be given translated bodies, join the Church of the Firstborn, and many of them will become part of the 144k.
What Is the Significance of the Angel from the East Sealing the Servants of God?
The four angels who are given power over the earth are kept from sending forth desolations upon the earth until God’s servants are sealed in their foreheads. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that this sealing “signifies sealing the blessing upon their heads, meaning the everlasting covenant, thereby making their calling and election sure” (Teachings, p. 321).
Who Are the 144,000?
“Before the Lord shall come … there is to be a great work among the nations. … The ten tribes will have to come forth and come to this land, to be crowned with glory in the midst of Zion by the hands of the servants of God, even the Children of Ephraim; and twelve thousand High Priests will be elected from each of these ten tribes, as well as from the scattered tribes, and sealed in their foreheads, and will be ordained and receive power to gather out of all nations, kindreds, tongues and people as many as will come unto the general assemblage of the Church of the first-born.” (Orson Pratt, in Journal of Discourses, 16:325.)
Elder Orson Pratt gave this additional explanation:
“When the Temple is built [in the New Jerusalem] the sons of the two Priesthoods [Melchizedek and Aaronic] … will enter into that Temple … and all of them who are pure in heart will behold the face of the Lord and that too before he comes in his glory in the clouds of heaven, for he will suddenly come to his Temple, and he will purify the sons of Moses and of Aaron, until they shall be prepared to offer in that Temple an offering that shall be acceptable in the sight of the Lord. In doing this, he will purify not only the minds of the Priesthood in that Temple, but he will purify their bodies until they shall be quickened, and renewed and strengthened, and they will be partially changed, not to immortality, but changed in part that they can be filled with the power of God, and they can stand in the presence of Jesus, and behold his face in the midst of that Temple.
“This will prepare them for further ministrations among the nations of the earth, it will prepare them to go forth in the days of tribulation and vengeance upon the nations of the wicked, when God will smite them with pestilence, plague and earthquake, such as former generations never knew. Then the servants of God will need to be armed with the power of God, they will need to have that sealing blessing pronounced upon their foreheads that they can stand forth in the midst of these desolations and plagues and not be overcome by them. When John the Revelator describes this scene he says he saw four angels sent forth, ready to hold the four winds that should blow from the four quarters of heaven. Another angel ascended from the east and cried to the four angels, and said, ‘Smite not the earth now, but wait a little while.’ ‘How long?’ ‘Until the servants of our God are sealed in their foreheads.’ What for? To prepare them to stand forth in the midst of these desolations and plagues, and not be overcome. When they are prepared, when they have received a renewal of their bodies in the Lord’s temple, and have been filled with the Holy Ghost and purified as gold and silver in a furnace of fire, then they will be prepared to stand before the nations of the earth and preach glad tidings of salvation in the midst of judgments that are to come like a whirlwind upon the wicked.” (In Journal of Discourses, 15:365–66.)
The file below has a printable chart that is larger than the one above.
Shelle has been an avid student in the study of the End-Times. She loves to share her discoveries and to help others find the hidden treasures.