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The Tribulation - Dust off your Bible!!!

False prophets, man-made religion, the end of the world and Christ's ultimate return.

Jesus and the old Testament prophets repeatedly say that 'soon' this world will come to a catastrophic end. That end is described in detail but few are listening, few seem to want to hear.

The books of Daniel and Revelation are the starting point and describe the 'threshing' of mankind vividly. All those who wish to delve into this fascinating area of research should be aware there is a lot of disagreement on exacly how events will unfold, particularly around the timintg of the 'Rapture'. So dust off your Bible and discover for yourself, maybe with the help of Christian freinds, using a good CONCORDANCE (Bible Index) such as STRONG'S.

Whereabouts in The Bible are Tribulation prophesies?

Biblical overview and general End Times background

Whereabouts in The Bible can I find clear warning signs of the End Times?

Whereabouts in The Bible does Jesus himself describe the End Times?

Revelation - the end of the world revealed to John

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What is 666? - specific Biblical prophecy [separate page]

Whereabouts in The Bible are the Tribulation prophesies?

The word 'Tribulation' comes from the Latin word 'tribulum' meaning a 'threshing board' used at harvest-time.

An Earthquake. Fiery hail. Devastating wars. After that, widespread death and persecution. This is only the beginning of the misery this world will have to suffer during a special period called The Tribulation, or the period of "terrible suffering" (Revelation 7:14). Although prophecy experts differ on what will occur during this period, the following events are the ones commonly believed to take place during the tribulation. Timothy R Phillips

The Tribulation in the Bible - Timothy R Phillips



The two witnesses will preach the Good News.

Revelation 11:3-6

The antichrist will kill the two witnesses in Jerusalem,
but after three days the witnesses will be raised to life.

Revelation 11:7-12

The antichrist will rise to power.

Revelation 13

The whole world will worship the antichrist as god.

Revelation 13:6-8

The antichrist will defile the Jerusalem temple.

Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15-16

The antichrist's kingdom will be completely destroyed.

Revelation 18

Isreal will be invaded.

Ezekiel 38-39

The nations will gather to fight God at Armageddon.

Revelation 14:14-20; 16:16; 19:11-21

A Biblical overview and general End Times background

The Book of Revelation isn't the only source of information for End Time events.  The Bible is full of prophecies and passages that shed light on the last days of this world. Here are some of the best-known passages

Where to turn for End Time prophecies



Daniel 9 Daniel provides a timeline of world history and end-time events
in his vision of the seventy sets of seven time periods
Matthew 24 Jesus tells his followers about the signs that will mark the end times
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 Paul describes the resurrection at Jesus' second coming
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Paul describes the man of sin who will appear during the end times
2 Timothy 3:1-4 Paul offers a telling description of society during the last days
1 John 2:18-27 John warns us about the antichrist
Revelation 1-22 John describes his eye-popping vision of what will occur during
the end times what the next world will be like, the antichrist and much more

Whereabouts in The Bible can I find specific warnings of the End Times?

Day in and day out we live our lives as if there will be a tomorrow... another day to do our chores and pursue our dreams. But The Bible says that one day this world will come to an end. We will no longer live out our lives as we had before. No one knows the day or hour when the world will end (Mark 13:32) instead he simply warns us, "Be on your guard" (Mark 13:23)

Most of the signs predicted in scripture involve Isreal. Passages like Isaiah 11:11-12:6; Ezekiel 20:33-44; and Zephaniah 2:1-3 deal with the regathering of Isreal before the Tribulation. People who are most concerned about staying abreast of the signs of the times always keep a watchful eye on the Middle East.

The Bible tells us in some detail what signs will indicate that the end is drawing near. The increase in warfare, tyranny and the rise of false prophets are only some of these signs.

Signs of the End Times - Timothy R Phillips



People living as if God didn't exist Genesis 6:1; Luke 17:26
Vacuum in world leadership Psalm 2:1-3; Revelation 13:4-9
Explosion of knowledge and freedom of travel Daniel 12:14
Wars and rumours of wars Mark 13:7
Widespread acceptance of immoral behaviour Luke 17:26-30; 2 Peter 2:1-8
Human leader declares himself to be a god 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
Increased demonic activity 1 Timothy 4:1-3
Widespread abandonment of the Christian faith 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 4:3-4
Evidence of breakdown in families 2 Timothy 3:1-3
Spirit of selfishness and materialism 2 Timothy 3:1-2
General disrespect for others 2 Timothy 3:2-4
People ridiculing God's word 2 Peter 3:2-4; Jude 17-18
Significant shifts in political power and influence Revelation 13:3-7

Jesus on the End Times

Jesus had quite a bit to say about the end of the world. He could see into the future, knew how the world would end and gave his followers a hint of what would come. He painted vivid pictures of what will occur at the end of world history for his disciples and ultimately for us. Here is what he said:

Jesus on the end times - Timothy R Phillips



Many false saviours will deceive people. Luke 17:2-30
Before the end the good news will spread throughout the whole world. Matthew 24:1-42
A loud trumpet-blast will accompany Jesus' return.
Everyone in the world will know Jesus has returned.
John 5:28-29
All the dead will be raised from their graves. John 5:28-29
The final judgment will reveal all secrets - even what people have whispered. Luke 12:2-3
Jesus is preparing a beautiful place for his followers to live forever. John 14:2-3
Immeasurable joy and blessings await believers in the next life. Matthew 19:27-30

Revelation - how will the world end?

Revelation overview

Revelation - revealed to John on the isle of Patmos

Revelation Chapter


1-3 John dictates critical letters from Christ to the seven churches 
4-5 A throne appears in heaven, as does a scroll and Christ, the lamb
6-7 Scroll seals 1-6 are broken open
8-11 Seventh seal is broken open revealing 7 angels who blow their trumpets one by one
12-13 A woman with twelve stars appears as does satan followed by two beasts
14 Three angels appear and proclaim their instructions
15-16 Seven angels announce seven final plagues which are poured out of bowls onto the earth
17-18 Mystery Babylon - a kind of false religion - falls
19 The wedding supper, the two beasts are thrown down
20 The day of judgment for all mankind
21-22 The New Jerusalem described - God's face is revealed

When the seals are broken - Revelation 6:1-17; 8:1

All heaven pauses. Before God's work can be completed on earth a mysterious scroll must be opened. All of heaven awaits the only person in heaven or on earth who is worthy to open the seven seals of the scroll-Jesus Christ, the lamb of God. The opening of each one of these mysterious seals wreaks destruction and havoc on earth.

Revelation - when the seals are broken


What happens when the seal is broken

First seal A person riding a white horse rides out to victory
Second seal World wars break out. The rider of the red horse carries a gigantic sword and gallops over the entire world
Third seal Food and drink become scarce. A person riding a black horse rides over the earth holding a pair of scales
Fourth seal A fourth of the world's population dies. The fourth horseman is called death and rides a pale horse
Fifth seal God pronounces inescapable judgment upon those who persecute believers
Sixth seal A massive earthquake shakes the foundation of the earth
Seventh seal Heaven grows silent as the seven angels prepare to blow the trumpets of judgment

When the trumpets sound - Revelation 8:2 - 9:20

Seven angels carrying seven trumpets will introduce God's judgment on the earth.  Each trumpet blast produces unprecedented destruction on the earth and unspeakable misery for its inhabitants.  With each successive trumpet blast the agony and the suffering of the earth's population increases.

Revelation - when the trumpets sound


What Happens

First trumpet Fiery hail falls onto the earth: one third of the earth is burned; one third of the trees are burned; all grass is burned
Second trumpet A fiery meteor falls into the sea: one third of the ships are destroyed; one third of the fish die; one third of the sea is turned into blood
Third trumpet A flaming star named Wormwood falls to the earth: one third of the earth's rivers are poisoned
Fourth trumpet One third of the sun, moon and stars become dark
Fifth trumpet Flying scorpion like creatures torture people for five months
Sixth trumpet A violent war breaks out: one third of the earth's population dies
Seventh trumpet The seventh trumpet announces the misery of the seven bowl judgments. The final struggle between good and evil begins

When the bowls are emptied - Revelation 16

God's judgment on the world climaxes with the seven bowls of wrath.  The final toll of death and destruction in the wake of these judgments is nearly impossible to comprehend. The world will never be the same after these bowls of fury are poured out on the earth and its inhabitants

Revelation - when the bowls are emptied


What Happens

First bowl Painful sores break out on those who have the brand of the beast
Second bowl The sea turns into blood and all sea life dies
Third bowl All fresh water turns into blood
Fourth bowl The sun scorches human skin
Fifth bowl Complete darkness envelops the earth
Sixth bowl The Euphrates river dries up
Seventh bowl An earthquake and hailstorm devastate the planet

If the Illuminati exist what are their aims?

The Illuminati are a 'high' occult order - Collins English Dictionary Definition: 'a masonic sect founded in Bavaria in 1778 claiming that the illuminating grace of Christ resided in it alone.'

1. Abolition of monarchies and all ordered government
2. Abolition of private property and inheritances
3. Abolition of national culture and identity
4. Abolition of family life and the institution of marriage, and the establishment of communal education of children away from their parents
5. Abolition of all religion

*quoted by Nesta Webster in 'World Revolution' p.34

Christian Links

See also my page on barcodes and 666 mark of the beast

The Bible I use is the modern Jewish Bible translated by David H Stern (translator familiar with Jewish language and culture).

What is Messianic Judaism?

The Berean Call exists to alert believers in Christ to unbiblical teachings and practices impacting the church.

Food for the soul

Red Moon Rising is dedicated to the research of the origin and the destiny of the human race. The author is confident that this data will, if not convince you of the conclusions that he has made, at least educate you, and in so doing prepare you for the coming storm.

Location of the Temple in Jerusalem - important end-times prophetic indicator

Good source of Christian books in the UK - Free Catalogue - you can chat to the old boy Penfold himself for advice on 0800 389 2538

Jews For Jesus

The Rapture and Revelation

When will The Rapture occur?

Ephesians 5:11

Becoming One Church

This site makes a reasonable attempt at explaining some eschatology (the end of the world as we know it)

Jim Baum's prophecy now site

Lyndon Larouche - global financial collapse

Which way at the crossroads?

The Digital Angel, Microchip Implants

Present Testimony Ministry early church Christianity

Randy's Christian Anarchism pages

New World Order Plans to fulfill biblical prophecy in a twisted way?

Apocalypse Millennium 2000 - signs in heaven and earth

Christ and Bible prophecy for personal strength and guidance under present day oppression

Watcher website - Bible Prophesy

When will it be?

The situation in America today is deteriorating rapidly. Your churches are weak and vacillating - few take seriously the Word of God.

The UK Evangelical Alliance

The Last Days Information Site

End times survival including lots of links

Escatology Webring - list of sites;list

The Watcher - Alien deceptions

Catholic Prophecy On The Coming Great Chastisement And Personal Salvation

Daniel Prophecy

A website dedicated to the study of the Bible and Bible Prophecy. The Bible contains many fascinating stories and prophecies. Several prophecies are yet to be fulfilled! This website is here to assist your studies!

The purpose of this site is to provide a line-on-line in-depth study of God's Word for the reader to make up his/her own mind up as to the teachings in the Word of God.

Some excellent prophecy research

Christian News

Brilliant! Eye-opening books on the end-times and revising Christian beliefs! We're George and Eileen Anderson. Church dropouts, writers who like to make a few waves, ruffle a few feathers, introduce folk to God as Dad - and then let him get the relationship off the ground in real life.

Freemasons Corner from a Christian point of view

Bible prophecy newsletter

Barry Smith - Christian predictions of the New World Order

A congregation of Messianic Jews in Jerusalem

What is Messianic Judaism?

What is Mystery Babylon?

Satan's Final Empire - The New World Order

See also my Freemason Links section

Tony's Index