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Will 2017 be the year the Tribulation begins?

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Will 2017 be the year that the Tribulation Begins?

    As most of you know there has been a tremendous amount going in recent years with regard to the end times talked about in the bible. It seems the entire world is moving closer and closer to a collapse of the current system and a new is about to be brought in. This transformation is commonly known as the rising of the New World Order and Christians believe it is the start of the final 7 year tribulation period. I have been following these events for years now and have thought several times over the last few years that we were on the verge of it all beginning. 2017 is no different and there seems to be more signs this year then there have ever been before. In this article I am going to go through many of the upcoming dates that seem to relate directly to biblical prophecy. I will also give a possible scenario on how all this could come about and a possible sequence of events that may take place. I am certainly not saying that this will happen for sure, but from all that is happening things seem to be lining up.

   2017 is an incredible year, just because of all the dates that line up and here is a quick rundown.


  1. 2017 is the year 5777 on the Jewish Calendar
  2. June 7th 2017 is the 50th year anniversary since Israel took back control of Jerusalem, after it was being under foreign control for nearly 2000 years.
  3. May 14th 2017 is the 69th year since Israel was officially recognized as a state again.
  4. May 15th 2017 starts the 70th year since Israel became a state and it will end on May 14th 2018 with the 70th anniversary.
  5. August 21st 2017 is a full solar eclipse that will take place right over the United States and the entire country will be able to see it from coast to coast. This is also 1 month before the Revelation 12 sign on September 23rd.
  6. November 2nd 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration, which allowed the Jews to start coming back to their ancient homeland in Israel.
  7. November 22nd 2017 is the 70th anniversary since the UN passed Resolution 242 which officially partitioned the land in the Middle East and give Israel a portion of to set up the now modern Jewish state.
  8. May 14th of 2018 is the 70th year anniversary of Israel setting up the state.



     In the bible 7 and 70 are very important numbers. Of course God created the earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th so the number 7 signifies completion. There are 7 days in a week and then on the 8th day a new week begins. When Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in about 587BC the Jewish people were taken captive. It was 70 years later that the Jews returned and were about to rebuild the temple again in Jerusalem. Basically they were in captivity for about 70 years. When the second temple was destroyed after Jesus died it happened in the year 70AD. So it was destroyed on the 70th year after Jesus was born. After Joseph interpreted Pharaohs dream, he said that Egypt would have 7 years of plenty followed up 7 years of famine. In Revelation God writes letters to the 7 churches that were going to be on the earth in the end times. Of course there is a 7 year tribulation period during the end times. There are also 21 judgments that will hit the earth during this time. The judgments come in 3 sets of 7 and each set gets progressively worse than the last. There is more, but I think you get the point that these two numbers were emphasized throughout the bible.

    We know Jesus talked about the generation that saw Israel reborn during the end times, would not perish before seeing all the end times events take place. There are different interpretations about how long a generation lasts, but most experts believe it is somewhere between 70 and 80 years. We know that May 14th of 2017 is the 69th year since Israel became a state and was reborn. If you add 7 years onto that it brings you to 76 years. To me it would make sense that the tribulation could start in the 70th year and end in the 77th. If you think about it in the context of the bible with regards to all the other references in the bible to 7 and 70, it just makes sense logically to me. I know God does not work on my logic or the logic of humans all the time, so I could be wrong. Jesus said no one would know the day or the hour that these events would take place, but we could know the times and seasons based on the signs in the heavens and stars. We have seen many signs in recent years including the tetrads, solar and lunar eclipses around the world, the Shemitah, Jubilee, and not to mention all the geo political events, environmental events, economic and natural disasters that have been taking place. On August 21st there will be another sign that will take place over the entire continental United States, in which the entire country will be able to see a full lunar eclipse. Just about one month later on September 23rd, 2017 another major event will take place in the heavens called the Revelation 12 sign. If you are not familiar with it, please go read the first part of Revelation 12 where it talks about the woman giving birth to the child. On September 23rd this sign will take place in the heavens. According to Scott Clark who has looked at a 7000 year time period on a space program called Stellarium, this is the only time in that entire period that this star formation takes place in the heavens. This is also on the feast of Trumpets as well. If the tribulation starts on or around that date it means that the end of the tribulation would happen 7 years later on or around the feast of Trumpets again. I am certainly not saying this will happen, but I can see it as being a possibility.

    I believe that several events will most likely take place before the 7 year tribulation begins, including Isaiah 17, Ezekiel 38-39, and Psalm 83. From what is happening in the Middle East it looks like these prophetic events could start at any time. Also in Daniel 11 verse 44 it talks about a great country being troubled by reports from the East and North which trouble him. If the US is the country it is talking about we are seeing this take place, with Russia defending Assad in Syria and China possibly Kim Jung Un in North Korea, from what they see as aggression from the US. I am not going to debate the narrative of the situation here, because there is endless news and opinions out there on the internet and in the media. What I want to do is give a possible scenario of what might happen between now and September.

    First, the US goes to war with North Korea, which as we see in the news could happen at any time. If this happens we are not sure what China and Russian will do, but we could be in a war with them as well either on the Korean peninsula or in Eastern Europe. In Easter Europe we have had a huge build up of NATO forces taking place for several months now right on the Russian border. While that is happening or shortly after it ends, the US decides to directly attack Damascus because the leadership wants to take out Assad. There are reports that the US has been moving about 50,000 troops into Northern Syria in recent days and weeks. There are also reports that the US has moved military equipment and troops into Lebanon and Jordan as well for a possible full invasion of Damascus. Also we know that the US and Israel have been participating in joint military exercises in Greece in order to take out the S300 missile systems that have been deployed around Damascus, by the Russians for defense against a foreign attack. I have seen most of these reports on Israeli News Live with Steven Ben De Noon, in which he goes through much of the news out of Russia and the former soviet republic states. It is a much different perspective than our western media, so you might want to look at it. We know from drone footage that about 70 percent of Damascus is already in rubble, so it would not take to much more to finish the city off. In Isaiah 17 it says that Damascus would become a ruinous heap at around the end time period. After this happens, Russia gets upset and launches an attack directly on Israel in retaliation for the attack on Damascus. We know that Russia, Iran, and Turkey already have somewhat of an alliance formed. In Ezekiel 38-39 it talks about what are today modern day Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya, Ethiopia, and a couple other countries launching an attack on Israel. When this attack takes place God will supernaturally defend Israel and drive the invading forces back. This will be a major event in biblical prophecy, so keep your eyes on the Middle East in the near future for this to happen soon I believe. After the attack is stopped, I think it is possible that the US and Israel will decide to retaliate against Iran and knock out their nuclear facilities. If this happens it would fulfill the Psalm 83 prophecy. We see the rhetoric out of the Trump administration really heating up in recent days against Syria, Iran, and North Korea. It looks like those are the next three countries on the list for regime change by the US. I am not saying we should or should not do any of this, but I am just trying to paint a picture of events that may take place in the coming months.

    If all three of these wars take place, then we may get to point that people will be tired of war and want peace to take over. As we get closer to September 23rd and the Revelation 12 sign, this could be when the peace treaty between Israel and the many comes into play. If the antichrist rises to power in the coming months and confirms that treaty we will have the tribulation kicking off. Of course the 7 year tribulation period will be the worst time in all of human history, in which millions or maybe billions will perish.

    I have studied the rapture a bit and to be honest I am on the fence about whether it takes place prior to the tribulation starting or near the end before God’s wrath judgments begin. hope it is prior and that the Christians get taken out before this entire calamity takes place, but I would not absolutely count on it. There are actually pretty good arguments to support both sides of the debate and a lot of it has to do with how certain words are intercepted in the bible. am not going to join the debate here, but I just wanted to mention it. f I were you I would be doing some preparations as if the rapture is not going to take you out and if it does, that is great and maybe someone who gets left behind will benefit from those preparations.

   The most important thing however is too accept Jesus into your heart as your lord and savior and get right with him as quickly as you can. Turn away from sin and trust in him to guide you to make the right decisions in your life. Even if the scenario I describe above does not take place exactly, we know that the relatively tranquil life that we are living right now in the US (if you are in the US) will not last too much longer. Chaos is coming in one form or another and we must be ready for it. Much of the world is already experiencing this chaos and unrest and it is only a matter of time until it hits the US and the 7 year end time tribulation begins.


God Bless


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    • Psp

      Nicely done! Do you understand the idea of a pregnant man in jerimiah 30? This is a big key knowing if ours is the last generation. Scoffers and these idiots that think the bible is a manmade fairytale are in for a rude awaling and its at thier doorstep and dont even know it. I feel sorry for them and they dont realise what life is really about. They dony understand that we are in a time when satanic deception is at its highest. Manlind has not experienced this level before and this is why they can fiscern real truth.

      Anyways back to the pregnant man thing…we are in the generation where the proof of Gods word is revealing itself but people are intentionally being distracted from seeing it. You know the signs and that its not about what the signs are really but how they play out. Well if these signs are playing out as foretold and in a time period that is drastically out of the norm, just like seeing a man give birth is out of the norm…then you are in it and it would take a really ignorant person to say our generation isnt drastically different than all other time periods.

      You scoffers out there that think you are so smart…guess what you will find out? Those ones you call stupid for beliving in a book made by man well i gurantee you you will find out who made the mistake and wechristians can die knowing where we are going. All your concepts about the bible have been manipulated! That is a fact. Bring it on and tell us how much you think you know about it. The truth has been layed out in front of you and you think you see but you cant see it because you dont want it to be true so God Himself has prevented you from understanding because you are spoieled, you have a black heart and dont even know it. Humble yourself to God and He may begin to bring you up to speed. The odds are against you because again whoa to the inhabitants of the earth and sea for the has come down (because he know we are the last generation, not thinks but knows), having great wrath (his spiritual decieving tatics that man has never seen before again because he knows its here!) because he KNOWS his time is short.

      You want to know just how close we are? I cant give a date but we can know just how close we are. There where people alive in 1948 that will still be alive to see the 2nd coming of Jesus! And we still have the 7 year tribulation period to go through well just as noe escaped the flood which yeah really did happen, the bride will be raptured and those of you who are left…95% of you will fall for the antichrist and his alien lie. For to destruction is broad and it be many on that path and narrow be the way to God and truth and it be few that find it. If you havent accepted Jesus offer of salvation that He was put through hell to obtain for even one person then you will be among the 99%. Oh but he is god he can change that. No thats not how it works. Here You have access ti God but you fall for lies.

      OP great read and keep up the truth. If one person listens to the truth and is led to the Lord another crown the soul winners crown will be given to you!

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