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This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.KJV- 2 Timothy 3:1

Perilous timesEdit

During the "last days", there will be a time of peril that is hard to bear, troublesome, and dangerous. (2 Timothy 3:1)[1]

Second WoeEdit

War in heavenEdit

[1] Then a great sign was seen in heaven: A woman was arrayed with the sun, and the moon was beneath her feet, and on her head was a crown of 12 stars, [2] and she was pregnant. And she was crying out in her pains and in her agony to give birth. [3] Another sign was seen in heaven. Look! A great fiery-colored dragon, with seven heads and ten horns and on its heads seven diadems; [4] and its tail drags a third of the stars of heaven, and it hurled them down to the earth. And the dragon kept standing before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she did give birth, it might devour her child. [5] And she gave birth to a son, a male, who is to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod. And her child was snatched away to God and to his throne. [6] And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God and where they would feed her for 1,260 days (42 months). (Revelation 12:1-6)

[7] And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled [8] but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them any longer in heaven. [9] So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. [10] I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! [11] And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. [12] On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.” (Revelation 12:7-12)

[13] Now when the dragon saw that it had been hurled down to the earth, it persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. [14] But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is to be fed for a time and times and half a time away from the face of the serpent. [15] And the serpent spewed out water like a river from its mouth after the woman, to cause her to be drowned by the river. 16 But the earth came to the woman’s help, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river that the dragon spewed out from its mouth. [17] So the dragon became enraged at the woman and went off to wage war with the remaining ones of her offspring, who observe the commandments of God and have the work of bearing witness concerning Jesus. (Revelation 12:13-17)

42 months under authority of the wild beastEdit

Main: Day of Evil

[1] And it [that is, the dragon] stood still on the sand of the sea. And I saw a wild beast ascending out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, and on its horns ten diadems, but on its heads blasphemous names. [2] Now the wild beast that I saw was like a leopard, but its feet were like those of a bear, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And the dragon gave to the beast its power and its throne and great authority. [3] I saw that one of its heads seemed to have been fatally wounded, but its mortal wound had been healed, and all the earth followed the wild beast with admiration. - John's Vision of the Wild Beasts (Revelation 13:1-3)

[4] And they worshipped the dragon because it gave the authority to the wild beast, and they worshipped the wild beast with the words: “Who is like the wild beast, and who can do battle with it?” [5] It was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and it was given authority to act for 42 months. [6] And it opened its mouth in blasphemies against God to blaspheme his name and his dwelling place, even those residing in heaven. [7] It was permitted to wage war with the holy ones and conquer them, and it was given authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. [8] And all those who dwell on the earth will worship it. From the founding of the world, not one of their names has been written in the scroll of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered. - (Revelation 13:4-8)

[11] Then I saw another wild beast ascending out of the earth, and it had two horns like a lamb, but it began speaking like a dragon. [12] It exercises all the authority of the first wild beast in its sight. And it makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first wild beast, whose mortal wound was healed. [13] And it performs great signs, even making fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the sight of mankind. [14] It misleads those who dwell on the earth, because of the signs that it was permitted to perform in the sight of the wild beast, while it tells those who dwell on the earth to make an image+ to the wild beast that had the sword-stroke and yet revived. (Revelation 13:11-14)

[15] And it was permitted to give breath to the image of the wild beast, so that the image of the wild beast should both speak and cause to be killed all those who refuse to worship the image of the wild beast. [16] It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, [17] and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. [18] This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666. (Revelation 13:15-18)

[9] If anyone has an ear, let him hear. [10] If anyone is meant for captivity, he will go into captivity. If anyone will kill with the sword, he must be killed with the sword. This is where it calls for endurance and faith on the part of the holy ones. (Revelation 13:9, 10)

[1] And a reed like a rod was given to me as he said: “Get up and measure the temple sanctuary of God and the altar and those worshipping in it. [2] But as for the courtyard that is outside the temple sanctuary, leave it out and do not measure it, because it has been given to the nations, and they will trample the holy city underfoot for 42 months. - John's Vision of the Two Prophets (Revelation 11:1, 2)

[3] I will cause my two witnesses to prophesy for 1,260 days (42 months) dressed in sackcloth.” [4] These are symbolized by the two olive trees and the two lampstands and are standing before the Lord of the earth. [5] If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths and consumes their enemies. If anyone should want to harm them, this is how he must be killed. [6] These have the authority to shut up the sky so that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have authority over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every sort of plague as often as they wish. (Revelation 11:3-6)

[7] When they have finished their witnessing, the wild beast that ascends out of the abyss will wage war with them and conquer them and kill them. [8] And their corpses will be on the main street of the great city that is in a spiritual sense called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was also executed on the stake. [9] And those of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their corpses for three and a half days, and they do not allow their corpses to be laid in a tomb. [10] And those dwelling on the earth rejoice over them and celebrate, and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those dwelling on the earth. - (Revelation 11:7-10)

God's two witnesses resurrectedEdit

[11] After the three and a half days, spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell upon those who saw them. [12] And they heard a loud voice from heaven say to them: “Come up here.” And they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies saw them. [13] In that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; and 7,000 persons were killed by the earthquake, and the rest became frightened and gave glory to the God of heaven.

[14] The second woe is past. Look! The third woe is coming quickly. (Revelation 11:11-14)

[1] And I saw in heaven another sign, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues. These are the last ones, because by means of them the anger of God is brought to a finish. [2] And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who are victorious over the wild beast and its image and the number of its name were standing by the sea of glass, holding harps of God. [3] They were singing the song of Moses the slave of God and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and wonderful are your works, Jehovah God, the Almighty. Righteous and true are your ways, King of eternity. [4] Who will not really fear you, Jehovah, and glorify your name, for you alone are loyal? For all the nations will come and worship before you, because your righteous decrees have been revealed.” (Revelation 15:1-4)

“For from the rising of the sun to its setting, my name will be great among the nations. In every place sacrifices will be made to smoke, and offerings will be made to my name, as a pure gift; because my name will be great among the nations,” says Jehovah of armies. - Malachi 1:11

[5] After this I saw, and the sanctuary of the tent of the witness was opened in heaven, [6] and the seven angels with the seven plagues+ emerged from the sanctuary, clothed with clean, bright linen and with golden sashes wrapped around their chests. [7] One of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden bowls that were full of the anger of God, who lives forever and ever. [8] And the sanctuary became filled with smoke because of the glory of God+ and because of his power, and no one was able to enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues+ of the seven angels were finished. (Revelation 15:5-8)

Seventh trumpetEdit

[15] The seventh angel blew his trumpet. And there were loud voices in heaven, saying: “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will rule as king forever and ever.”

[16] And the 24 elders who were seated before God on their thrones fell upon their faces and worshipped God, [17] saying: “We thank you, Jehovah God, the Almighty, the one who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and begun ruling as king. [18] But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time came for the dead to be judged and to reward your slaves the prophets and the holy ones and those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.”

[19] And the temple sanctuary of God in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen in his temple sanctuary. And there were flashes of lightning and voices and thunders and an earthquake and a great hail.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Thayer's Greek Lexicon, χαλεπός