My Current View
of the Last Days
I don't have the last days all figured out, however, my current view and understanding is that:
At some point, the lawless one will cause the
abomination of desolation to occur which will reveal who he really is. The Great Tribulation will begin, Christians will be persecuted and have to make a choice whether they deny Christ so they can buy
and sell or to remain faithful and trust in their Messiah. The sun is darkened the moon turns blood red. 12,000 from each tribe of Israel will be sealed (is this
an actual number or symbolic of all Israel?), and the rapture of true believers will occur on a Feast of Trumpets. Over the next 10 days of Awe,
Israel will recognize and repent their previous unbelief in the Messiah so
that on a Day of Atonement when Jesus sets foot on the Mount of Olives, the Jews will be
gathered to their Messiah where we find them protected with Christ in Rev. 14. They will enter the millennium with all the unbelievers who survived the wrath of God in the Trumpet and Bowl judgments. Jesus will physically rule on earth during the millennium.
At the end of the Millenium there will be a new group people who have been born and had families and who have
had to make a choice whether or not to honor Jesus. Many will rebel and Jesus will bring about His final
justice with only true believers entering into the rest of eternity in Heaven with Him.
AN EXPANDED VERSION - I believe the Bible talks about a period of 7 years beginning with the 7 seals in Rev. 6. The first 4 seals will be a time of deception, wars, famine, and
death. This is nothing new, but the Bible talks about how these are like birthpains that grow in intensity and
frequency as birth draws near. What do you see in the headlines lately?
Sometime between the 4th seal and the 6th seal, the time of Great Tribulation or great distress occurs. This
begins when the lawless one is revealed. He declares himself to be God and demands to be worshipped. The mark of the beast is
required at this time in order to buy and sell - people will have to deny their faith in Jesus in order to
receive the mark. Never before in history have we had the technology and dependence on technology to be
able to pull this off. The Bible says that anyone who accepts this mark will be condemned to eternal
The 5th seal believers in Jesus Christ who have been martyred for their faith are asking how long until Jesus will
avenge their blood. Jesus replies wait until all those to be killed as they were is completed. I
believe that this will be complete when Jesus raptures His Church into the air to be with Him. At that point,
there will be no more believers on the earth to martyr so the time will be present for Jesus to avenge the martyrs'
blood. Any other words, judgment and God's wrath will come immediately after the rapture.
The 6th seal is where the sun is darkened and the moon turns blood red. Many believe this will be a period of
time and combination of solar and lunar eclipses that will be occurring as well as supernatural happenings by the
LORD Himself. It's a frightening time and people recognize that God's judgment and wrath are about to
fall. If you read Matthew 24, it appears this will happen shortly before the angels gather God's elect to
Himself where it talks about "two men in the field; one will be taken and the other left". Does this sound
like the rapture? Matthew 24:37 says this will be "as it was in the days of Noah" where no one was allowed
into the ark of safety once judgment fell, except those God had elected beforehand.
Rev. 7:1-8 is where a remnant of unbelieving Israel is sealed - if they were believers, they
would be raptured, but they are still present in Rev. 14 with Jesus so they obviously were not believers.
This mentions 144,000 servants and Rev. 14 says these are men. I wonder if this is representative of
Israel and also includes Jewish women and children the way the Old Testament sometimes provides people
Rev. 7:9-16 then goes on to tell about a great multitude from every nation, tribe, people and language who have
come out of the Great Tribulation. I believe these are raptured believers from the time of great distress
that was talked about in Matthew 24.
The 7th seal is the very next chapter in Rev. 8 we where the final seal is opened which begins the 7 trumpet judgments. I believe these
begin the Day of the LORD and God's wrath which was recognized in Rev. 6. From here on you never read
about people coming to believe in Jesus. In fact, 2 Thes. 2:9-12 says that God sends a powerful delusion so that all will believe the lie.
Then in Rev. 9, verse 4 says "only those people who did not have the seal fo God on their foreheads"
were to be tortured. This references back to Rev. 7:4 the Jews who were sealed - which means anyone else besides these Jews were to be
tortured. Also, in Rev. 9, after 5 trumpet judgments of bad stuff it says "the rest of mankind that were
not killed by these plagues still did not repent". The same is true in Rev. 16:8-11. It doesn't sound like there are any new believers present here.
Enventually, the 7th trumpet initiates the final 7 bowls of wrath and then the LORD comes to throw the beast and false prophet into the
fiery lake of burning sulfur. Jesus binds Satan for a thousand years then lets him loose
for a short time before throwing him into the lake of fire with the beast and false prophet to be tormented
I have had this basic belief for over 15 years and have been interested in the "last days" for over 30 years.
It wasn't until I saw the Star of Bethlehem that I started looking to see what God might be doing in the heavens with
the stars and planets and with dates.
Most everything that I have found and documented in:
layer upon layer, seems to support what I have just shared.
The lunar triple pair of 2010-2019 brackets a 7-year period of time. The first total lunar eclipse occurs
shortly before the 9/29/2011 Virgo constellation on the Feast of Trumpets just like when Jesus came the first time
at His possible conception 9/11/3 BC according to Rick Larson. The last total lunar eclipse occurs just after
Hanukkah 12/3/2018 commemorating the establishment and dedication of the temple.
The lunar triple pair also brackets the 2014-2015 lunar tetrad which is in the exact middle of the lunar
triple. The tetrad brackets the 9/13/2015 Feast of Trumpets and the 9/23/2015 Day of Atonement which also
begins the next Jubilee year.
This September 2015 has many significant themes, dates, and planetary events happening. It is definitely a unique
time in history. Something is going to happen! I wonder if it will be the beginning of Daniel's 70th
week (7 year period of time), and a gathering of the Jewish people to Israel. Jubilee is all about returning
to your property.
For questions I have, see: My Quandary
For more details, see:
There will not be another Jubilee year for another 49 years nor another tetrad like this for over 500
A similar view of mine can be found at: www.tedmontgomery.com
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