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Daniel's 70th Week has been referred to as the Tribulation by many. In the Bible it is not called the Tribulation, but is written as Daniel's 70th Week. It is a period of 7 years broken down into a series of events. The first 3-1/2 year segment commences with a peace treaty between the Antichrist and Israel. It is a time of deception and persecution - or as Jesus said, the beginning of sorrows. The two witnesses will prophesy 3-1/2 years for God and they will not be able to be killed until the appointed time. Then, they will lay in the street dead for all to see 3-1/2 days. God will then raise them from the dead and call them up to Him - and everyone will be afraid. During this first 3-1/2 years we will experience the Seals 1 thru 5 mentioned in Revelation.

At that 3-1/2 year, mid-way point in time, there is a war in heaven and Satan is cast down to earth. Michael the Archangel as restrainer, steps aside. The Antichrist knows he has very little time left on earth and he breaks the treaty with Israel. He starts to torment and persecute in a much more intense way. The Antichrist will be raging against God and those who love Christ. This horrible persecution against Jews and Christians, saved and unsaved, will be unlike any other time in the past. Christians will be martyred for their faith in Christ. This time of persecution is called the Great Tribulation and it will last less than 3-1/2 years, being cut short, lest all flesh be lost.

At the end of the Great Tribulation, the 144,000 Jews are sealed - marked for God. Then Seal 6 in Revelation is opened. The sun becomes dark and the moon turns as blood. The Day of the Lord is about to happen. The heavens shake and the Son of Man is seen in the Clouds. There is a trump and the dead in Christ rise first. Then those who are alive are gathered up to Christ. This is the removal of the elect and the Judgment begins. Seal 7 is opened and there is silence in heaven for a short period of time. This is the Day of the Lord and it lasts until the end of the 7 year period.

From this point in the series of events, God's Wrath including the 7 Trumpets and 7 Bowls in Revelation take place. The climactic event at the end of this 7 year period is the physical return of Christ to the Earth and the battle of Armageddon.

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This understanding of the series of events in the 70th Week of Daniel would mean that there is no pre-Tribulation Rapture as so many believe. This is extremely important to study and understand - ask the Holy Spirit to guide you and pray that you might better understand what is to come.

The most important information to comprehend in this last seven-year time period, is that we as the church and believers may not be whisked away in a rapture - that we may be here to endure!

This means we should start watching and praying and studying God's word! We should be caring about our loved ones - that they are ready for the Day of the Lord. Many of the believing church could be completely blind-sided when they come to realize that the 70th Week of Daniel events are unfolding and they are still on this earth!

We are to share God's gospel and the salvation of Jesus Christ. We are under an obligation to read Revelation and to understand it - and it is to be taught! God wants us to know what will transpire. Don't rely only on the traditional views by pastors who believe in a pre-Tribulation Rapture - study on your own! Then, and only then, will you realize that you may be having to endure the end times in deception and persecution and even may be martyred for your faith in Jesus Christ! We are starting to see persecution and it is the tip of the iceberg!

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Mt 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Mt 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mt 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mt 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mt 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mt 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mt 24:9 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.
Mt 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mt 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mt 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Mt 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mt 24:14 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.
Mt 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Mt 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Mt 24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
Mt 24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
Mt 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
Mt 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
Mt 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Mt 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Mt 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Mt 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mt 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
Mt 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Mt 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mt 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Mt 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mt 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Mt 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

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Da 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.

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Joel 2:30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
Joel 3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

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Rev 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Rev 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Rev 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Rev 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
Rev 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
Rev 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

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1Th 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1Th 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1Th 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
1Th 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

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Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
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