Saturday, February 26, 2022

A Study of Prophecy - Handout - Events Between Tribulation and 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 (Joe_1:1-3, Joe_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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