Michael Bradley at (https://www.bible-knowledge.com/end-time-events-outline/) provides an excellent summary of end time events as follows without scripture documentation:
First he “lists all of the events that will be occurring before the 7 year Tribulation starts, then all of the events that will be occurring during the Tribulation, and finally all of the events that will occur after the Tribulation.”
Main Events That Will Occur Before the Tribulation
- Restoration of the State of Israel
The Jewish people return to the land of Israel and re-establish it as a state. This sign has already come to pass and it occurred on 5/14/48. The city of Jerusalem was then regained by the Jewish people on 6/7/67.
- Miscellaneous Signs such as apostasy, which in Greek is expressed as the word “apostasia” indicating not only a falling away from belief, but also a falling away from a state of being – such a male or female, etc.
(Scripture: Ro 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities– his eternal power and divine nature– have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator– who is forever praised. Amen.26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.)
Jesus in Matt 24 tells us that some of the following signs will occur as we approach the end times.
- a) Perilous times will come.
- b) False Christ’s and false prophets will arise.
- c) Wars and rumors of wars.
- d) Nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom.
- e) Famines, pestilences (NKJV) and earthquakes.
(Insert: 2nd Tim. 3:1: “There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God– 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power) (End insert)
- f) Lawlessness and immorality will abound.
The City of Babylon will rise again – i.e. – meaning it be rebuilt, presumably by the Antichrist.
Russia and her Allies at the time Will Invade Israel. God will then supernaturally destroy this invading army. (Most likely Eze. 38-39). (Note: Gog is not Russia. Gog is a “ruler” – context is necessary. However, Magog in ancient history was a city in Turkey. Also Sheba was considered the Northern UAE, and Dedan the Southern areas. End of the year 2020 treaties illuminate the written scriptures of Eze.38-39.
Main Events That Will Occur During the 7 Year Tribulation
Satan apparently forms an Unholy Trinity of sorts and due to length constraints of this paper, further exploits of the Antichrist and the False Prophet cannot be displayed. The reader is asked to recall that once again this entire writing has been severely condensed.
Going forward in time:
The Antichrist Establishes a Peace Treaty and a Covenant with Israel.
The Jewish Temple is Rebuilt and daily sacrifices commence.
God’s Counterbalances with:
The 2 Witnesses
The question has been asked, “why, two”? The most apparent answer is to comply with Jewish law. At least two witnesses were needed to establish the guilt or innocence of a Jew. (Deut. 17:6). When Jesus said in Matt 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.“ is often taken completely out of context, with people believing there is more “spiritual power” in groups.
Some commentators feel the two witnesses will be Enoch and Elijah since they have never died. However, others feel they will be Elijah and Moses. This reasoning includes the fact that Enoch was a Gentile.
144,000 Jewish Witnesses
According to Jeremiah (2 ) these Jewish witnesses who now believe Yeshua Messiah came first as a Lamb, are utterly dedicated to Yeshua (Jesus) and display tremendous strength of character. The judgment of the “angels” empowered for their destructive purpose is temporarily put on hold, after the 144,000 are anointed and begin their tremendous success in telling the other Jews the Gospel of Yeshua bringing them into the Kingdom of God. However, it does not stop in Israel. Rather the 144,000 go out into the entire world bringing all those written in God’s Book of Life, into the Kingdom forever.
These 144,000 individuals are protected during the Tribulation and according to John 14:1, he sees them standing triumphantly on Mount Zion. Dr. Jeremiah (2) calls our attention to the fact “not 143,999, but the entire 144,000.”
Major Outpouring of Holy Spirit God.
In his vision of heaven, John in Revelation sees a vast number of tribulation saints who have been martyred by the Antichrist: (Re 7:9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. When John asks who they are, he is told, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation;
Next: The Angel of the Everlasting Gospel is allowed to preach over the entire earth.
A War in Heaven Breaks Out”
–Michael the Archangel and his angels cast Satan —(all the way out of the atmosphere of the lowest heaven and onto the actual earth. )–The Devil becomes furious when this event occurs because he knows that his time is short. It is felt the first battle involved Satan and his followers in “heaven” being cast down to the first heaven, i.e. the atmosphere of the earth.
This writer feels that since God is a God of sevens and since Paul was taken to the third heaven, it is entirely possible there are three “heavens” with seven levels each. Other than actual scripture, further documentation is needed, including any references to the “unknown expanse” of heaven.
The Abomination of Desolation”
Three and half years into the Tribulation, the Antichrist will break his peace treaty with Israel, seat himself up in their rebuilt temple and proclaim himself to be God. This begins the judgments:
There are seven judgments each of 1. Seal, 2. Trumpet, and 3. Bowl.
Starting with Revelation 5, the seal judgments commence. The seals are such that they can only be opened by Yeshua (Jesus), and are as follows- 1-7:
- A rider on a white horse (interpreted as the Antichrist), goes out to make war across the earth.
- People kill each other around the world and there is no peace.
- Famine occurs world wide due to above.
- Many people die due to famine and “wild beasts” who deliberate seek out humans to kill them.
- A vast increase in Martyrdom of Christian, Messianic, or Non Messianic Jews.
- Tremendous earthquakes.
- Introduction to the “Trumpet” judgments, with a “pause”.
The Trumpet judgments:
The seven angels who stand before God with the seven trumpets bring the following: (see note above regarding a temporary halt in action)
Angel 1- Hail and fire burn up a third of trees and grass.
Angel 2-A Volcano in the sea turns the sea to blood killing 1/3 of fish and ships.
Angel 3-A meteor falls like a torch in bodies of waters making them bitter and kill men who drink from them. (humanity)
Angel 4-A third of the sun moon and stars darkens the day.
Angel 5-Locusts, which sting like scorpions torment men for five months.
Angel 6-An army of 200 million kill one-third of mankind.
After these trumpets, the great angel appears with a little book. He utters seven thunders, but God tells John not to write what they spoke. This angel declares there should be no more delay, that with the sounding of the seventh angel, the mystery of God will be finished that He declared to His prophets. He gave John the little book to eat that tasted sweet as honey, but in his stomach became bitter. He told him he must prophesy about many people.
While the Revelation gives a prelude to the seventh bowl of the seventh trumpet, it continues to provide details of the events of the Tribulation, prior to the 7th bowl. This final bowl unleashes the finale or cataclysmic end of the age.
In the 15th Chapter, John witnesses the seven angels having the seven final plagues to complete the wrath of God. The temple of the tabernacle of testimony in heaven was opened and out of the temple came seven angels with the seven last plagues (Revelation 15:8). The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power. No one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.
In Revelation Chapter 16 the bowl judgments are released:
Bowl 1 Loathsome sores form on those who have the Mark of the Beast.
Bowl 2 The sea becomes like blood, and all sea creatures die.
Bowl 3 The rivers and springs become blood.
Bowl 4 The sun scorches men with fire.
Bowl 5 The throne of the Beast’s kingdom darkens, and men gnaw in pain.
Bowl 6 Poured on river Euphrates to prepare for Armageddon.
Spirits like frogs from the mouth of the Beast, False Prophet and Dragon go out to kings of the earth of the whole world to gather them to the battle of Armageddon.
Bowl 7: World-shattering earthquake and 100 or more-pound hail.
The “Great Tribulation” begins in the middle of the seven-year time frame (Daniel 9:25-27).
All of these plagues will be released during it. They end at the battle of Armageddon; the most famous battle known to man, which will unite the world’s armies together in the war that ends all wars. All the nations of the world come against Jerusalem.
This prompts the second coming of Jesus Christ, who returns in judgment with His heavenly battalion. Immediately, after God causes the cataclysmic finale of the sun darkening, stars falling from the sky and the powers of the heavens shaken (Matt. 24:29). The sky will literally roll up as a scroll and marks the end of the age. (https://erikagrey.com/the-trumpet-and-bowl-judgments-of-revelation/).
Some have said it is best to interpret scripture literally which is common sense. Seek no other sense or you might end up with nonsense. Nevertheless, there are a number of commentators who do not regard the tribulations as literal.