Thursday, December 30, 2021

A Study of Prophecy - Handout - Events After Tribulation and Before the Millennial Kingdom

There will be a period of time between the end of the Tribulation and the start of the Millennial Kingdom where a number of things take place, listed below. This period is defined by Daniel as 75 years (1,260 days+75=1,335) (Dan 12:12). Those who survive past these 75 years will be blessed with entry into the Millennial Kingdom.

The Removal of the Abomination of Desolation

The Abomination of Desolation will remain in the temple for 30 days past the end of the Tribulation, then it will be removed (1,260 days+30=1,290) (Dan 12:11, Dan 7:25, Rev 11:2, Rev 12:12-14, Rev 13:5).

The Antichrist and the False Prophet Cast Into the Lake of Fire

Isaiah, Habakkuk and Paul declare that the Antichrist will be one of the first casualties of the 2nd Coming of Christ (Isa 14:16-17, Hab 3:13, 2Th 2:8). The Antichrist will not be buried with others that had been slain by Messiah, as he is cast alive into the lake of fire (Rev 19:20).

Satan Cast Into the Fifth Abode

Satan will be locked into the Abyss for 1000 years and unable to deceive the people in the nations any longer. After the 1000 years confinement, Satan will be released one more time for a short period (Rev 20:1-3).

The Judgment of the Gentiles (Sheep and Goat Judgment)

A detailed look at the resurrections and judgments can be found in this article to help understand this and the next two topics: A Look At the Resurrections and Judgments - (

The purpose of this judgment is to determine eligibility to enter the Kingdom. Those not eligible to enter the Kingdom will be banished to the lake of fire. The criteria for judgment is what as individuals they did to God's people, Israel (Joel 1:1-3, Joel 3:1-2, Mat 25:31-46).

The Resurrection of Old Testament Saints

Their will be a resurrection of Old Testament (OT) saints (Isa 26:19, Dan 12:1-2, Dan 12:12-13). These OT saints are the "friends of the bridegroom" (Joh 3:29).

The Resurrection of Tribulation Saints

In addition to Old Testament saints rising at this time, believers who died during the Tribulation will also arise (Rev 20:4). Rev 20:4 reveals two groups of believers reigning with Christ for 1000 years, the church (2Ti 2:12, Rev 5:9-10, Mat 19:28) and the Tribulation saints.

The Marriage Feast of the Lamb

Those that make it to the wedding feast are blessed (Dan 12:12, Rev 19:9). The Bride is the Raptured church and the guests are resurrected OT and Tribulation believers.

The wedding feast parable at Mat 22:1-14 shows that Jesus had previously invited the Christ rejecting Jewish people to the wedding feast (and Millennial Kingdom) (Mat 22:1-5), they mistreated the disciples which resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD (Mat 22:6-7), a second wedding is arranged for everyone (Jew and Gentile) (Mat 22:8-10), but only believers are allowed in (Mat 22:11-14).

The 10 virgins parable also speaks of the marriage feast (and the Millennial Kingdom). Believers have the oil of the Holy Spirit, and the unbelievers do not (Mat 25:1-5), the bridegroom comes to the sleeping virgins of whom only those with oil (Holy Spirit) are allowed entry (Mat 25:6-13).


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