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Comparison of Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls From the Book of Revelation and Other Key Scriptures (Updated Dec 2012)

Comparison of Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls

From the Book of Revelation and Other Key Scriptures (Updated Dec 2012)

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Explanation: This table demonstrates how chapters 6-19 of Revelation are a series of visions from different camera angles. This means that there is repetition in the seals, trumpets, and bowls. Seals 1-5 appear to be before the time of Jacob’s trouble (last 3 ½ years). Seals and 6 and 7 appear to encompass the rest of the tribulation to the very. The subsequent trumpets and bowls are looking at those events in either greater detail or from a different angle. There is also some intensification of the events (from 1/3 to everything). Question marks were placed where something was not absolutely certain. Words in red are from Jesus.

By Douglas Hamp

Rise of the Antichrist

“I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, [were] eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words. (Dan 7:8)He even exalted [himself] as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily [sacrifices] were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down. (Dan 8:11) Because of transgression, an army was given over [to the horn] to oppose the daily [sacrifices;] and he cast truth down to the ground. He did [all this] and prospered. (Dan 8:12) Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals…(Rev 6:1) And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. (Rev6:2)Antichrist?? “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. (Rev 17:8) So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Rev 12:9)Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. (Rev 13:1) “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), (Matt 24:15) 

No Peace: Nation against Nation

When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” (Rev 6:3) Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that [people] should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. (Rev 6:4) “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. (Matt 24:5) “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

Beginning of Sorrows Famine, Hunger, Death ¼ Humanity Killed

When He opened the third seal…So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. (Rev 6:5) And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” (Rev 6:6) When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” (Rev 6:7) So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth. (Rev 6:8) “…And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. (Matt 24:7)  But all these things are only the beginning of the birth pains.” (Matt 24:8) “Then they will hand you over to suffer and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations because of my name. (Matt 24:9)

When Will You Avenge Us?

When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. (Rev 6:9) And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” (Rev 6:10) Then a white robe was given to each of them; [Resurrection/rapture?] and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both [the number of] their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they [were,] was completed. (Rev 6:11)

Four [Bad] Angels Wait to harm Earth, Sea, Trees

After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. (Rev 7:1) Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the [bad] four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, (Rev 7:2) saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” (Rev 7:3) 1st Trumpet: The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up. (Rev 8:7) Then the second angel sounded: And [something] like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. (Rev 8:8) (They [locusts] were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.) (Rev 9:4) …sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four [bad] angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” (Rev 9:14) So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. (Rev 9:15) [compare with Job 1:16, 19]

Blood

Then the second angel sounded: And [something] like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. (Rev 8:8) And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. (Rev 8:9) Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. (Rev 8:10) Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead [man;] and every living creature in the sea died. (Rev 16:3) Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. (Rev 16:4) (Wormwood)And I heard the angel of the waters saying: “You are righteous, O Lord, The One who is and who was and who is to be, Because You have judged these things. (Rev 16:5) For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, And You have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due.” (Rev 16:6)

Darkness When the Abyss Opens (5th Trump)

“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. (Joel 2:30) The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. (Joel 2:31) Behold, the day of the LORD comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it. (Isaiah 13:9) For the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not give their light; The sun will be darkened in its going forth, And the moon will not cause its light to shine. (Isaiah 13:10) Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night. (Rev 8:12) [day and night don’t shine when smoke is blocking the sky] And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. (Rev 9:2) Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. (Rev 16:10)

Intense Pain Inflicted From What Comes Out of Abyss

And they were not given [authority] to kill them, but to torment them [for] five months. Their torment [was] like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. (Rev 9:5)In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them. (Rev 9:6) So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. (Rev 16:2)and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. (Rev 16:10)They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds. (Rev 16:11)

River Euphrates

saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” (Rev 9:14) So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. (Rev 9:15) And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts. (Rev 9:21) Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. (Rev 16:12)


 

Satan and His Angels Cast to Earth at 3 ½ Year Mark

Great Earthquake – Volcanic Mountain Thrown Into Sea (Just Before His Fall)

I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. (Rev 6:12) Then the second angel sounded: And [something] like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. (Rev 8:8) And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. (Rev 8:9) In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven. (Rev 11:13) Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead [man;] and every living creature in the sea died. (Rev 16:3)
I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. (Rev 6:12) And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. (Rev 6:13) Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. (Rev 8:10)The name of the star is Wormwood [gall, venom, poison, death]. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter. (Rev 8:11) Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen [having fallen (already)] from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. (Rev 9:1)And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew [is] Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon. (Rev 9:11) And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [coming] out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (Rev 16:13) [Satan is on the earth, not the heavens] His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. (Rev 12:4)So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Rev 12:9) All the host of heaven [angels] shall be dissolved… All their host shall fall down As the leaf falls from the vine, And as [fruit] falling from a fig tree. (Isaiah 34:4)

****The Temple of God in Heaven is Opened (Paired with Opening of the Veil/Heavens) – Day of Wrath****

Sky Recedes Like Scroll

Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. (Rev 6:14) But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. (2 Peter 3:10) All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; All their host shall fall down As the leaf falls from the vine, And as [fruit] falling from a fig tree. (Isaiah 34:4)

Islands and Mountains Flee (World-wide Cataclysm: Extinction Level Event)

And every mountain and island was moved out of its place. (Rev 6:14) Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. (Rev 16:20) For the day of the LORD of hosts [Shall come] upon everything proud and lofty, …(Isaiah 2:13) Upon all the high mountains, And upon all the hills [that are] lifted up; (Isaiah 2:14) Upon every high tower, And upon every fortified wall; (Isaiah 2:15)   He stood and surveyed the earth; He looked and startled the nations. Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered, The ancient hills collapsed. His ways are everlasting. (Habakkuk 3:6 [NASB]) Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; (Isaiah 40:4)   I beheld the mountains, and indeed they trembled, And all the hills moved back and forth. (Jeremiah 4:24)

Into the Caves

And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, (Rev 6:15) and said to the mountains and rocks, “fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the lamb! (Rev 6:16) Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, From the terror of the LORD And the glory of His majesty. (Isaiah 2:10)They shall go into the holes of the rocks, And into the caves of the earth, From the terror of the LORD And the glory of His majesty, When He arises to shake the earth mightily. (Isaiah 2:19)

The Great Day [Day of the Lord] Has Come (It is Done)

“For The Great Day Of His Wrath Has Come, And Who Is Able To Stand?” (Rev 6:17)   Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become [the kingdoms] of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Rev 11:15) (Rev 11:17) The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth.” (Rev 11:18) …They go to the kings of the whole earth and gather them for the war of the great Day of God Almighty. (Rev 16:14) “See, I am coming like a thief. How blessed is the person who remains alert and keeps his clothes on! He won’t have to go naked and let others see his shame.” (Rev 16:15) [day of the Lord=thief in night] Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” (Rev 16:17) for you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. (1Thess 5:2) However, brothers, you are not in the darkness, in order that the Day of the Lord might surprise you like a thief. (1Thess 5:4)   But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief. On that day the heavens will disappear with a roaring sound, the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done on it will be exposed. (2Pet 3:10) But be sure of this: if the owner of the house had known when during the night the thief would be coming, he would have stayed awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. (Matt 24:43) So you, too, must be ready, because at an hour you are not expecting him the Son of Man will come.” (Matt 24:44)

Temple of God Opens / Noises, Thunderings, Lightnings, and an Earthquake

Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw [it] to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake. (Rev 8:5) Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail. (Rev 11:19) And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. (Rev 16:18)

 

 

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  1. The key to understanding the sequence of events in Revelation is to understand that there are two distinct periods of war and persecution being described, and that it takes place over a period longer than 7 years. The actual timeframe is 10 years (as noted in Revelation 2:10).

    The first 4 seals are the ‘beginning of sorrows’ mentioned in the Olivet Discourse. These are cumulative in a way, and best described as:

    1. The buildup of an anti-judeo-christian entity through propaganda/lies (represented by arrows).
    2. The continued buildup of the same entity through force/wars (sword).
    3. Economic meltdown (balances).
    4. The entity now comprises 25% of the earth’s population and starts to systematically kill its opponents.

    Seal 5 is symbolic, showing that believers in Yashua who are killed need to wait until all is fulfilled.

    Seal 6 is when the first period of war kicks in, and represents the very beginning of the war through a large-scale surprise attack that kills a huge number of people.

    Seal 7 represents the transition into the Trumpets.

    Notice that the first 4 trumpets are extremely similar in their effect. That’s because they all happen essentially at once, and immediately after the 6th Seal. They are the effects of the surprise attack, which involves multiple nuclear strikes.

    From there, we move into the description of the ensuing war.

    Trumpet 5 describes helicopters (locust) and jets that are always the first stage of a modern war. Also, it is during this time that the Antichrist, who is not human (and the bible never describes him as such) is released from the abyss. He comes to worldwide attention through decisive military actions (and this, along with Trumpet 6, is what is described in the first part of Daniel 11).

    Trumpet 6 moves on to the next stage of a major war… ground troops. This continues on for approximately 3 years and takes us through chapter 9 of Revelation.

    In chapter 11, we can see that the Temple is finally built, which implies that the war is now over. It doesn’t give a timeframe, but this can be deduced from information that Daniel gives us. Namely, we know from chapter 9 that there is a 70th week to be fulfilled. The 70th week begins exactly the same as the 1st week… with the authorization to rebuild the city of Jerusalem and the Temple. Thus, on the day that the Antichrist confirms the treaty to end the future war, the final 7 years of Tribulation begin. BUT, the first three and a half years are a time of ‘peace and safety’. The Antichrist will be seen as a healer among the nations struggling to rebuild. It won’t be a time of persecution for believers. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view of prophecy), that will change.

    Chapter 12 of Revelation describes the future war in heaven. Satan will be cast to earth and will immediately begin a campaign of destruction. He will possess the body of the Antichrist and the next 3.5 years will be a veritable hell on earth.

    This also is precisely when the Two Witnesses begin their duties in Jerusalem. At the end of their 1260 days, they are killed by the Antichrist, but are resurrected 3.5 days later and then raptured. At that point, the 7th Trumpet blows and the transition to the 7 Vials (wrath of God) begins.

    But since believers are guaranteed to be kept safe from the wrath of God, they/we are raptured immediately after the Two Witnesses. The Vials are then poured out in succession, most likely over a period of 45 days (which explains Daniel 12:11-12), tormenting all the followers of the Antichrist.

    And finally, when the Vials are emptied, Christ returns (on Yom Kippur) and the Day of the Lord commences. The enemies of God are quickly destroyed. Satan is locked in the abyss for 1000 years while the millennial ‘sabbath’ occurs.

    So, the Seals, Trumpets and Vials are all very distinct and sequential events.

    The thing that confuses most students of eschatology is Revelation 6:17…

    ‘For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?’

    From a glance, it seems to verify that the wrath of God begins at that point (before all the Trumpets). However, you need to put it into context to understand that this is not the case. That verse is merely quoting people all over the earth (not heavenly authorities) who will be witnessing the surprise nuclear attack to come. They will assume, due to the extreme severity of the situation, that the End has come. But amazingly, life will go on in many places, for another 10 years.

    The first definitive reference to the wrath of God by a heavenly being is actually Revelation 15:7, which is after all the Trumpets. Exactly in the proper order of events.

    Incidentally, the events of the ‘beginning of sorrows’ (seals 1-4) should seem familiar to everyone reading this. They have been happening for several years now. Islam began a campaign to infiltrate ‘infidel’ nations nearly a decade ago. Its chief weapon is lies and propaganda. You can’t watch the news for three days in a row now without seeing a terrorist attack, and the 9-11 attack and the Arab Spring were examples of Islam’s expansion through force. We are still experiencing the economic meltdown of Seal 3, of course. And within the last year or two it has been confirmed that 25% of the world’s population is now muslim. Continued terrorist attacks are almost exclusively committed by muslims.

    The first 4 seals are already complete, and the 5th is merely symbolic. Get ready for Seal 6.

    • 10 YRS? Where does it say that in scripture? Rev. 2:10? Sorry friend. I am sure you are sincere in believing this but it is sincerely wrong. I encourage you to continue to listen to Doug Hamp and check what he says with scripture. You will find that his studies agree with the Word of God.

      • Listening to Doug Hamp explain End Times events is similar to listening to a japanese man who doesn’t speak english try to act out Hamlet phonetically. If you try hard enough you can pick out a few things here and there that make sense, but overall you’re better off not listening. His studies clearly do not always agree with scripture.

        As for 10 years… I already pointed out the direct reference in Revelation 2:10. But anyone who is serious about understanding this stuff already knows that you have to dig deeper than Revelation and Daniel. It requires a firm understanding of the Feasts of the Lord in Leviticus 23. Specifically, in this case, the 10 Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is the starting point with the Sixth Seal, and Yom Kippur (10 years later) is the end at Armageddon.

        Or you can rely on the tortured logic that Hamp uses, which is the same as what 2400 other people are saying, and nobody makes any sense. Altho I do find the parts about aliens and demonic bugs and flying monkeys entertaining.

        I’ll just stick to my odd little version that everybody denies but nobody provides any contradicting scripture. But I’m sure you can be the first, Josh, since you know I’m wrong. Please provide some scriptural information that contradicts my explanation.

        • Twisted logic? Contradicting? Seriously? Coming from someone who interprets 10 literal days to mean 10 yrs? Where else in scripture does it say 10 yrs? I don’t see that in revelation or in the book of Daniel! Though it does describe a 7 yr period according to the Babylonian/ Hebraic calander. I am sure you mean well. It is no different than Irvin Baxter’s way of thinking the scriptures to destruction. Sure I could show you scriptures, but you have already erroneously settle the matter in your mind that you are correct. All I would do is show you the same exact thing Paster Doug Hamp and many others of like mind have concluded. So I encourage you to reexamine their teachings and ask yourself. Am I wrong in my way of thinking? Then ask God to help you in understanding and to give you wisdom so you can see the truth! If you don’t like my answer, well then we have to agree to disagree and I will keep you in prayer.

  2. Hi Doug,
    I am curious where you would place the 2 witnesses in this? Do you think they will be prophesying during the 1st half of Daniel’s 70th week when Israel is not on the run, or do you see them prophesying during the 2nd half when some of Israel has fled to the wilderness to be protected by God?

    Blessings,

    Peter

    • Peter, the Great Tribulation is stated in Daniel and Revelation to be 3.5 years long, not 7. The final seven year period is not the Great Tribulation, but the last half of it is. Christ said the abomination of desolation starts the great tribulation. The angel replies about the fulfillment of the prophecies in Daniel as a time times and half a time. The Daniel 9:27 covenant is the New Covenant from Jeremiah 31:31 that Christ strengthens and confirms. Read it very very carefully and you find there are two individuals referred to. Antichrist(and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate) and Christ. The Messiah was cut off in the midst of the week, leaving 3.5 years. As far as animal sacrifice at that moment when Christ was sacrificed, the actual need for them was done. He was the final true sin offering. That is not to say that there won’t still be sacrifices in the Millennium per Ezekiel 40-48, since it is part of the Law of God. The Two Witnesses come on the scene at the beginning of the 1260 days. When they are resurrected, the seventh trumpet blows. The last trumpet. So they will be raised in glory, meet Christ in the air, and at that moment the kingdom of God comes to Earth. Almost like the vision of Him with Moses and Elijah in the transfiguration. It could have been a shadow of the Second Coming since the two witnesses seem to be a type of Moses and Elijah, not literally of course since God always uses people of the time. So we can conclude just by this that the Second Coming is immediately after their resurrection. Also, the entire Earth celebrates their death, meaning that they obviously are absolutely abhorred to the point of not even being buried for their plagues and word such as no rain,, so we know that they must have been there for some time after Antichrist is hailed by the masses. When the seventh angel sounds the mystery of God is finished, so obviously this is the end of the 1260 days, and it seems they will die 3 days before the Feast of Trumpets with the half day overlapping the Day of the LORD or half a day and three before that day. Only the events playing out will show us. Blessings,

      Bryan

      • Hi Bryan,

        Thanks for your reply.

        I do not think that the first “he” mentioned in Dan 9:27 refers back to the Messiah, but to the previously mentioned individual in verse 26 (the prince who is to come). I believe both of these refer to the “antichrist”.

        I am not sure what this covenant is exactly, maybe a covenant that confirms their right to the land…

        I think the passage makes more sense with the Messiah being cut off after the first 69 weeks, not in the middle of the 70th week.

        As far as the 2 witnesses goes, I am open to the idea of that they are witnessing in the “great tribulation” and not in the 1st 1260 days.

        However, after looking at Doug’s chart carefully, he seems to be placing the 2 witnesses in the 1st half of the 70th week if I am not mistaken (which I could be).

        In his chart, Rev 11:13 is included at the 3.5 year mark, and that happens in the same hour as the resurrection of the 2 witnesses.

        It does make more sense to me to have the ministry of the 2 witnesses in the 1st part of the 70th week as a ministry to those who are in Israel. During the 2nd half of the week they will be on the run from antichrist (Rev 12:5-6; Rev 12:11-14).

        I enjoy trying to put this puzzle together. Thanks for the discussion.

        Blessings,
        Peter

        • I agree. The 2 witness are in the 1st half of the Trib. As well as the Trib lasting for 7yrs according to the Hebraic/Babylonian calander NOT the Gregorian calander of years.

    • I think that the two witnesses go in the first part of the 7 yr period. The trouble is that it is not absolutely clear, in my opinion. The rising of the AC out of the Pit appears to correspond with him coming to power. I may add that to the chart as I keep working on it. The point for now is to demonstrate that it is not as straight forward as we are often encouraged to believe.

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