Q. I have recently discovered your web site and thank you for it. Your answers to readers questions are most helpful. Is there somewhere where we can see a list in chronological order for things to come according to God’s plan?
A. Here is my view on how end times events will unfold. Two of them have already happened. Israel has become a nation again and the City of Jerusalem in back in Jewish hands.
Next will come the battles of Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83. They could either precede or follow the rapture of the Church, no one knows for sure. Shortly after the rapture, the Battle of Ezekiel 38-39, will take place. Then Daniel’s 70th week (the last seven years of this Age) will commence. A Temple will be built in Israel soon thereafter as the Jewish people return in mass to their covenant with God. (Ezekiel 39:22,28 & Daniel 9:27)
In the middle of this seven year period the anti-Christ will officially reveal himself by standing in the Holy Place proclaiming that he’s God. (Dan. 9:27 & 2 Thes. 2:4) This will kick off the Great Tribulation, the worst period of warfare and suffering ever visited upon mankind. (Matt. 24:21-22) At its end, the Lord Jesus will emerge victorious and return to establish His 1000 year reign of peace. (Matt. 24:30) His Church will return with Him having taken up residence in the New Jerusalem. (Rev. 17:14 & 21)
On Earth, Israel will become a land of peace and prosperity for the Jewish people (Isaiah 65:17-25) and believing survivors of the Great Tribulation will begin re-populating the rest of the planet (Matt. 25:34). At the end of the 1000 years, the unsaved dead will be resurrected to receive their judgment, and Satan will finally be permanently disposed of. (Rev. 20:7-15) Following this Eternity begins.