Three major events in the end times will soon be approaching. They may be summarized as:
- Second Coming
The Tribulation is a series of worldwide difficulties which culminate in an international attack on Israel (Matthew 24). The Second Coming occurs at the peak moment of that war when Jerusalem is about to be overwhelmed by enemy forces (Zechariah 14). The Millennium is the Kingdom of God on earth for 1,000 years of peace and prosperity with Yeshua ruling as King (Revelation 20).
The term “tribulation” is connected to the time of Jacob’s “trouble” in the Hebrew prophets (Jeremiah 30:7, Daniel 12:1). During this time there is not only difficulty but also revival, evangelism, supernatural protection, purification of the Church, and the restoration of Israel.
The Second Coming is a “last minute” intervention by Yeshua as commander of the armies of YHVH to defeat the forces of evil (Revelation 19). At that time, demons will be driven out, the dead of the first resurrection raised, and true believers supernaturally “transported” to welcome Yeshua back to earth.
After this great war, the Messianic kingdom (Millennium) will start. Jerusalem will be the political and spiritual capital of the world. The government will be led by Yeshua and those who will rule together with Him. There will be great peace, prosperity, and justice in this righteous society.
During the first century, three main events also took place: the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, and Pentecost. Those three events took place on the three spring holy days (Passover, Firstfruits and Weeks). It would be biblically logical therefore that the events of the end times would take place on the three autumn holy days (Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles).
We could summarize the connection of the autumn holy days and the end times:
- Trumpets – Tribulation
- Atonement – Second Coming
- Tabernacles – Millennium
The world political-economic-social situation is already leading up to these events. Yeshua compared this process to a woman in labor. The pains start out light with more time between them; and then they become more intense and more quickly placed (John 16:21).
It is urgent that we repent and strengthen our faith to be able to stand in victory during the times before us.