The Tribulation is one week long (i.e. seven years) broken into two parts at 3.5 years/42 months/times, time, half-a-time/1260 days, each part.
There is nothing in earth’s recorded history to compare to what’s to come. That means, no one will doubt the end of the world is upon the earth.
The first half is the Wrath of the Lamb. The second half is what the Hebrew scripture calls the Day of the Lord/Wrath of God.
Jesus takes the 7-sealed deed to the earth. He is the only One who can open because ALL authority was given to Him and to Him alone. The first seal is the arrival of the Antichrist who wins first through diplomacy (no arrows), but because it’s all a lie, he begins a global war, the second seal. As a natural course of the war, the third seal is opened unleashing famine and economic hardship. Next, the fourth seal is opened and because of the previous global events, death and hell come to claim their victims which also causes the animals to uncharacteristically attack en masse. Blaming those that don’t follow, many martyrs will die with the opening of the fifth seal. Possibly due to global warfare, the sixth seal is opened and a worldwide earthquake that moves all mountains and islands out of their place because it’s not a magnetic polar shift, but an actual polar shift (i.e. the north and south pole will become the equator) and since the equator is 20km wider than from north to south, everything will be moved out of its place due to centrifugal forces. Isaiah says the earth will be like a drunkard knocked out of its orbit. And since the heavens are snapped back into place (the heavens being stretched since creation – explains how galaxies billions of light years away can appear so in just 6 days, but that’s another thread) everyone wants to hide in caves and the mountains because with the fabric of space/time ripped open to reveal eternity and Jesus on His throne. All this, and before the 144,000 are sealed! Until that happens there’s no more wind on the earth. That means no weather patterns, no movement at all. What would you expect after tilting 50%! Finally, the seventh seal is opened and there’s silence in heaven for 1/2 an hour. Like everyone taking an anticipatory holding of their breath to see what’s next. With the last seal opened, Jesus takes owners ship of what He paid for 2000 years ago on the cross.
An angle throws the coals of fire from the altar down upon the earth. The voices, thunders, and
So, according to the timing of the Two Witnesses, they start the Tribulation period right with the treaty (covenant) by the Antichrist. They are killed in the midst of the week and the AC stops the sacrifices halfway through the 7-year period. Then Israel flees for 1260 days for when Jesus comes again to reign on the earth.
While we know these things WILL happen, what I’m doing here is speculating on HOW it could happen. The reason is that since I started doing this, I’m seeing just how destructive the Tribulation will be and how Isaiah 13:12 will happen:
I will make people
One verse doesn’t negate another verse since these events are happening one after the other creating accumulative effects. Thankfully, because of studying God’s creation we are able to speculate due to observations and witnessing events like the Shoemaker-Levy comet in 1994. https://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/sl9
Remember in Revelation, a lot is going on, so a statement may be for only an unspecified period of time. One event does not negate another event. That is if you look at the events just surrounding the sun alone you have:
Revelation 6:12 – Seal
I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood.
So, the earthquake causes the sun to turn black and the moon to blood, which indicates that the event happens and by the time the night rolls around the atmosphere clears out enough to see the moon be blood. If you can’t see the sun, you would not be able to see the moon, so the implications are that the event happens during the day to blacken the sun for a while. Also, “whole moon” can indicate that it was around the 15th of the month whenever the event occurs because that’s when there’s a full moon. Also, the 9.0 earthquake in Japan shortened the day and change the axis. https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/japanquake/earth20110314.html Indeed, this event only changed it by microseconds, what will a “great earthquake” do.
Revelation 8:12 – Trumpet
The fourth angel sounded, and one third of the sun was struck, and one third of the moon, and one third of the stars; so that one third of them would be darkened, and the day wouldn’t shine for one third of it, and the night in the same way.
Then you have the aforementioned event where you have one third of everything darkened, and one third of the day and night, which are time-bound indicators. The only explanation is that the earth’s rotation spins up, thereby understanding that it is not the size of the sun and moon made smaller by one third, but only visible one third less as stated. Why/how would this happen? Two prior events hit the earth from space: Rev 8:8 “burning mountain”, Rev 8:9 “star falls” as well as the great earthquake causes the accumulation effect of rotation spun up. To do this they both hit west to east because looking at the north pole from space, the earth rotates counter-clockwise, thereby shortening the length of time the earth sees the sun and the moon by one third.
Revelation 9:2 – Locus from the Pit
He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a burning furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit.
So, here’s a star hitting the earth that releases the locus and not only darkens the sun but the air as well. The recent California fires blotted out the sun and later then moon was blood. https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-california-fires-smoke-20181116-story.html And then the air cleared. This is likely how some of the events will have the sun/moon darkened, and then darkened again and again.
The fourth poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was given to him to scorch men with fire.
If the sun is scorching due to the earth being closer to the sun or is stuck facing the sun, this happened to Joshua so it could happen again which is possible because the other side of the plant would remain in a painful darkness. Since the sun is a type of antiseptic, https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/18/658335490/grandma-was-right-sunshine-helps-kill-germs-indoors it could be that from the mark of the beast those soars from the first bowl (Rev 16:2) become worse in the darkness.
The first judgements begin on earth with the arrival of the antichrist and then war, famine, pestilences and death. One fourth of the earth, 7*.25 = 1.75 billion, people will die. Talk about a world war. With that much death and destruction if must be nuclear, 2 Peter 2:12.
Then the fabric of space is snapped back (since it’s been stretching for six millennia, Psa 104:2, Job 26:7, Isa 40:22; 44:24; 51:13, Jer 10:12; 51:15) revealing Jesus on His throne, Rev 6:16.
Since the fabric of space is ripped, now we can understand why the physical assault from space upon the earth. What would cause the earth to not have any wind? No wind, no clouds, no rain, Rev 11:6. I know there’s a lot here, but if we try to see how Revelation is written with these literal events happening, it’s not a hard thing to understand. The rest of the word of God helps us understand these events and how it’s impossible we’re in any point other than just prior.