THE 3 ½ YEARS PROPHECIES!
Why is a three and one-half year time span spoken of in a
number of passages in the apocalyptic books of Daniel and Revelation? Twice in
Daniel and five times in the book of Revelation this time period is
This period is repeated with such frequency because it is
earth's most consequential and significant moment since Jesus Christ's first
coming. Indeed, it is the soon coming last 3 ½ years which will just precede
Christ's second coming. And God wants us to be informed about it.
It will be a time unprecedented: for evil, for the
nations, for the church. As Jesus and the angel in the closing chapter of the
book of Daniel said
A time of distress such as has not happened from the
beginning of nations until then. (Daniel 12:1, Mt. 24:21, Mk.
The last chance and final judgment for this age, as
it clashes with the age to come. In the fullness of time, in the closing of
this dispensation: one final monstrous assault will be allocated. Spearheaded
by the devil himself. Who in his pride and rage will desire the destruction
of everything; and come against all that is called god, and try to make a determined
end to the people of God.
An end time leader will rise up so beastly, so possessed he will
publicly and openly curse god. He will claim to be god and to be worshipped
as god. And all nations and peoples of this time will be given an ultimatum--allegiance
And just when all seems lost and hopeless, and Gods people
defeated--the seventh and last trumpet will sound--and the hope of all ages
shall come. The ending of the last 3 ½ years will usher in the never
of God on earth with
Jesus Christ as its king. And the saints, whose power and testimony all
thought had been broken, shall miraculously rise again to serve alongside
their King of Kings, and their Lord.
For He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all
peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped Him. His dominion is an
everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that
will never be destroyed. Dan. 7:14
God has put the last days in his book. In these times, it would
be prudent for us to search them out. As to the passages on the 3 ½ years
they should be put together as one--for they are one period of time--to get a
panorama, an overview of its happenings, its main events, and characters and
distresses. And like the pieces of a puzzle when joined together, it will
reveal its own time; and form its own picture.
God does not want these days to take shape and come upon us like
For you know very well that the day of the Lord will come
like a thief in the night…But you brothers, are not in darkness so that
this day should surprise you like a thief. 1 Thess. 5:2,4
Lets take a fresh look at this time, and the seven passages
which specifically speak of this 3 ½ year period.