The Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord seeks to reconcile the many Premillennial views of Revelation. Understanding Revelation isn’t hard; it’s just been disguised by so many opinions that the truth has become muddy. But with the right perspective, all becomes clear.
The aim of the book, an overview, and direction that the book takes. Revelation has historically been a book that has often generated confusion. This chapter explains how that came to be.
CHAPTER 1 – A HISTORIC / FUTURISTIC APPROACH
This is a discussion of the phrase ‘shortly come to pass’ in Revelation 1:1 and 22:6. It examines the scriptural and historical context of that phrase. If Revelation has already occurred, naturally the view of Revelation will by necessity be different.
CHAPTER 2 – A BASIC OUTLINE OF REVELATION
This chapter deals with the structure of Revelation. The book is divided into three basic parts with each part subdivided again. This will assist the reader in keeping the simplicity in Revelation.
CHAPTER 3 – THE SEVEN CHURCHES
Much has been theorized and debated about the possibility that the Seven Churches mentioned in Revelation 2-3 are ages of the Church. This chapter addresses this question as well as others.
CHAPTER 4 –THE GREAT CONTROVERSY
A discussion on the difference between the Tribulation and the Day of the Lord. It is very possible that confusing either the context or the definition of these terms has led to much of the controversy that surrounds Revelation. This chapter takes you through a step by step look at the context and definition of these important terms.
CHAPTER 5 – MATTHEW 24, ANSWERING THE DISCIPLES’ FIRST QUESTION
In Matthew 24, the disciples ask Jesus three questions. This chapter demonstrates that Jesus not only answered the questions, but answered them in order. Understanding this will clear up much of the confusion regarding Revelation, the Rapture, and the Tribulation.
CHAPTER 6 – MATTHEW 24, ANSWERING THE DISCIPLES’ SECOND QUESTION
The second question deals directly with the Rapture. See how Jesus takes a very direct approach to the Rapture and the end times as it relates to the Tribulation and the Day of the Lord.
CHAPTER 7 – MATTHEW 24, ANSWERING THE DISCIPLES’ THIRD QUESTION
The third question deals with the end of the world. This chapter take you on a tour of Jesus’ answer to a troubling question that the disciples had and shows you the proper sequence of the Tribulation as it relates to the Day of the Lord.
CHAPTER 8 – WHERE THE DAY OF THE LORD BEGINS
This chapter examines the various locations that the Rapture could occur in the book of Revelation. The opinions are many, but a look at Scripture will quickly and easily reveal the truth about the Tribulation and the Day of the Lord.
CHAPTER 9 – THE TIMELINE OF THE DAY OF THE LORD
This chapter deals with the chronology of Revelation. Many of the events seem to happen twice. This chapter gives each and every event in the order they are likely to occur, showing the Tribulation and all the events around it. John sees the events in Revelation three times. This chapter outlines each vision and outlines the parallel events from each vision.
CHAPTER 10 – THE UNHOLY TRINITY
This chapter deals with the unified power of the Dragon, the Beast, and the Antichrist. Other than God and Jesus, there is no other significant influence or power that has such a profound effect in the End Times.
CHAPTER 11 – CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
A brief synopsis of the book, tying everything together into one picture.
APPENDIX A – ALL THESE THINGS SHALL COME TO PASS
Jesus stated that He had foretold all things. Then He stated that all things would come to pass in the disciples’ generation. This examines that claim and how that it did come true.