Many Prophecy teachers talk about the Final 7 year period of this age and call this THE TRIBULATION. The proper Biblical terminology is the 70th wk of Daniel. It is the final 7 yr period of trial and tribulation (2520 days) for Israel. Daniel 9:24-27 tells us what it is and what event will start off the final wk. The anti-christ will confirm a covenant (of peace) with the many (Israel). We also know that halfway through this final wk., the anti-christ will desecrate God’s Temple and claim to be god.
Solomon wrote in Proverbs that it was the Glory of God to conceal a matter and the glory of Kings to search it out. Many people do not want to discuss the day or the hour that Jesus will return, because Jesus himself said noone knows. Yet Jesus also told us to know the seasons and signs of his return. In Matthew 24, He refererences the Days of Noah and equates it with his 2nd coming. After Noah proved his obedience to God by not only being a preacher of righteousness, but by building the Ark, God told him when the flood waters will come. In Genesis 7:4 God Says: ” Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth, for 40 days and 40 nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.” We also know from Amos 3:7 that the sovereign Lord does not do anything without telling his servants the prophets. We will explore several clues to His return in future posts.