THE FIRST HALF OF THE TRIBULATION - ISRAEL AT PEACE
(Mt. 24:4-14; Dan. 9:27a; Rev. Ch. 6-12)"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ [Jews still awaiting their Messiah]; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars [but not experience them]: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted [Mk. 13:9; Lk.21:12 - "in the synagogues"], and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
IN THE MIDST OF THE TRIBULATION - ISRAEL'S EYES OPENED
(Mt. 24:15-20; Dan. 9:27b; Rom. 11:25; Rev. Ch. 13)"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, whoso readeth, let him understand: then let them which be in Judaea [ISRAEL] flee into the mountains: let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day."
THE SECOND HALF OF THE TRIBULATION - ISRAEL IN HIDING
(Mt. 24:21-27; Rev. Ch. 14-18)"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened [to 3 1/2 years]. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there [Jews still waiting for Christ]; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be...."
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
(Mt. 24:29-30; Rev. 19:11-21)"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."