The Middle to End of the Tribulation part 2

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Recap: Daniel 9: 24-27

Verses 24-25 -
The word “week” simply means 7
7 weeks = 7 sets of years (7*7 = 49 years)
At this time the decree would be issued for the people to be released and for Jerusalem and the temple to be rebuilt (Ezra and Nehemiah)
Verse 26...
From the time of Israel’s release from captivity, the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the temple, there would be “threescore and two weeks”until the Messiah would be born, grow up and die
1 score = 20.
3 score = 60
3 score and 2 = 62
62 weeks (7*62 = 434)
49 + 434= 483 years
Look back at verse 24...
Daniel 9:24 (KJV 1900)
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.


Where is the last week?


The tribulation period, after the rapture of the church

Tonight’s Topic: The Antichrist

Remember - We’re in the Middle of the Tribulation
1st half peaceful
2nd half vengeful
Matthew 24:15-26; Revelation 13
Matthew 24:15 KJV 1900
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:)
This reference is to the Antichrist
Now, look at Revelation 13...
There are two “wild” beasts listed here:

The Wild beast out of the sea

Verses 1-10
This is the political leader of the day

The Wild Beast out of the earth

Verses 11-18
This is the religious leader of the day


Which one is the Antichrist?



What is the desire of the Antichrist?

Its the same desire that Satan has...
To be worshiped! (Revelation 13:11-18)
He will set up a living statue of himself in the temple of God
The false prophet will cause the entire earth to worship the image
At the midpoint of the tribulation Satan will accomplish his life-long goal of being worshiped

His true Colors Revealed

Back to Matthew 24
When the antichrist moves against Israel the readers of this prophecy will understand what to do:
RUN! Verses 16-26
Luke 21:20 says something similar but the context is the invasion of Titus in AD 70
Here the warning to flee comes when the living statue is set up for worship
The setting up of the statue ushers in the “great tribulation

What Should People Expect?

Verses 16-18 encourage those who will witness these events to make haste in their escape
19-20 tell us that for those who are pregnant or handicapped that this will be an extremely difficult time for them
21-22 inform us that this will be the darkest day in Israel's history
The phrase “And except those days be shortened” means allowed to run their course
If God allowed this to go on indefinitely no one would survive.

What Should We, The Church, Expect?

The Following is a list of what the church may expect during the tribulation period:
2. Nothing
3. Nothing
We won’t be here!
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