Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. © Copyright 2010 - 2020   All rights reserved. Daniel 11 Explained (condensed ‘one page’ commentary) ‘Matthew 24’ Explained (must match Revelation) The ‘Seals’ Explained (Revelation timeline revealed) Seven Churches Explained (Past & Present Church Prophecy) Note: ‘Sitemap’ shows a complete list of all pages (by category). ‘Homepage’ gives 3 simple steps + timelines + summary. Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East) The Abomination (Daniel 11:31) done Recent Events ISIS - Saudi - Turkey (Daniel 11: 24-27) Final Events to the Abomination (Daniel 11: 28-30) Shiites re-take Persia + America’s Role Begins (Daniel 11: 21-23) soon done done Post-Rapture Events and Timing (Antichrist, Two Witnesses, One-World Government, and More) Introduction   I get various e-mail questions related to the antichrist, mark of the beast, and one-world government, so I decided to expand a little, condense and simplify, and try to bring it all together, so people can see the big picture.  This is material that I’ve covered before on various pages because it’s impossible to cover every topic on one page.  Yet, everything fits together, so I’m attempting to summarize and make it clearer.    Emails allow me to see the problem areas where many people are fooled by some slick-talking self-proclaimed ‘expert’ who uses one or two verses out of context to make wild claims.  Someone once said, “The most effective lie is one that uses just enough truth to make it sound legitimate.”  Yet, those ‘experts’ don’t bother to mention all the other passages that they are hiding because things just don’t add-up.  Don’t be fooled; check the Bible.  I’m putting most of the verses, below, on pop-ups so you can easily click to see the full text.  I encourage you to check the Bible further to see that I’m not using anything out of context because I’m not.  It’s impossible to individually debunk every wild claim on the internet because there are too many, but I’m attempting to address some of the main issues that I’ve seen lately.  Proof of Pre-tribulation Rapture    I think a lot of people use the term “one world government” because they’ve heard other people say it, but they don’t really know where it comes from in the Bible, thus they misunderstand the timing.  It mainly comes from Revelation 13, which is after the rapture, since the rapture is clearly the 6th Seal (Rev 6:12).  The rapture is the 6th Seal because the signs perfectly match the rapture (gathering in the sky) in Matthew 24:29-31.  That gathering produces the ‘great multitude from every nation’ (Christians in heaven), in Rev 7:9.  Of course, Revelation 6 and 7 are obviously before Revelation 13.  Yet, Post-tribs try to overlap and re-arrange Revelation and put everything before the rapture, but don’t be deceived.    The pre-tribulation rapture (6th Seal) can easily be proven because the multitude from every nation are in heaven ‘between’ the 6th and 7th Seals.  The 7th Seal is a ‘half-hour of silence’ (Rev 8:1), so the Trumpet plagues, starting in Rev 8:6, can’t possibly start until the Seals are done, since trumpets literally can’t sound during a silence.  Plus, people are described as being in the mountains and seeing Jesus (the Lamb) in the sky, following the 6th Seal (Rev 6:15-16), which makes perfect sense because Jesus told Judea to flee to the mountains when they see the abomination (Matt 24:15-18), which is when the rapture will happen. (see Matt 24 page)   Thus, the ‘post-rapture tribulation’ is actually the Trumpet and Bowl plagues, and other events that happen during that time.  The Seals are not included because Seals 1-5 are actually before  the rapture, during the last 2000-years.  In general, the ‘post-rapture tribulation’ should not be confused with the “great tribulation,” which is mentioned in in Rev 7:14, but in past tense.  It’s mentioned in past tense because it’s explaining where the great multitude came from, which is Seals 1-6 (Rev 6), from the previous chapter.  Seals 1-6 span from the resurrection to rapture, which is the only time someone could “wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb,” as the passage says. (Rev 7:13-14)  Post-tribs love to point out the KJV of Matt 24:29, which says, “Immediately after the tribulation in those days …”, referring to the rapture, but it makes perfect sense because the abomination happens in conjunction with the 6th Seal, which ends the “great tribulation.”  Thus, the rapture is indeed after the “great tribulation,” but the ‘post-rapture’ tribulation of Trumpets and Bowls are yet to come.    Another critical point is that Revelation 7 has two groups: the Christians who arrive in heaven and the 144,000 Israelites who are ‘sealed’ but stay on earth.  Jesus’ account of end times must match Revelation, meaning there must be two groups in Matthew 24:15-31.  Post-tribs try to say that there’s only one group in Matt 24, but that’s essentially omitting the other group from Revelation 7.  However, it’s forbidden to subtract from Revelation. (Rev 22:19   In general, Post-tribs admit that the 6th Seal is the rapture (Rev 6), but they insist that Matthew 24 has only one group, so they choose to overlap the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls in order to put the rapture at the end of Revelation.  However, that’s changing God’s prophecy of end times, in Revelation, which essentially makes them false prophets.  Overlapping forces them to re-arrange other events to fit.  For example, they attempt to put the antichrist and mark of the beast before the rapture where it doesn’t belong.  On the other hand, they try to explain away the two witnesses as not being real men when Revelation 11:6 says, “These men”  (more about that later)  As I said, it’s expressly forbidden to subtract from Revelation.    You may think I’m making a big deal over nothing, but it’s very serious to overlap and re-arrange Revelation.  Some post-tribs may be ignorant of what they’re doing, but others know exactly what they’re doing and continue to do it.  God will sort them out and judge them accordingly.  You may think they are fine Christians who mean no harm, but false prophets are not likely to walk up and introduce themselves as such.  Paul described false apostles as “deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.  It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.  Their end will be what their actions deserve.” (2 Cor 11:13-15)  Jesus described false prophets as ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing.’ (Matt 7:15)  The likeness can be quite deceiving because Jesus said, “Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'” (Matt 7:22-23)  I’m not trying to judge, but the only thing I can think of that would cause such a situation as that would be post-tribs who overlap and re-arrange Revelation when they are clearly warned not to do it. (Rev 22:19)  I mean, common sense should tell a person that overlapping and re-arranging are wrong, but they continue to do it.  Why?  Antichrist, Two Witnesses, and One-World Government (con’t)   Anyway, let me get back to the one-world government by starting with the antichrist who is responsible in Revelation 13.  In the following passage, the antichrist is the “mouth,” because it matches Daniel 11:36 and Daniel 7:8, concerning the “proud words and blasphemes.”  Of course, Daniel 11:36 is after the abomination in Daniel 11:31, and thus after the rapture, so Daniel 11 (God’s Book of Truth) perfectly aligns with Revelation.  In general, the dragon is Satan, the ‘beast’ is the ‘armies of the north’, and the ‘mouth’ is the antichrist who leads them.  However, in other passages of Revelation, the term ‘beast’ is used for the antichrist, so it can mean either the armies or their leader.   Revelation 13:4-8 [1st beast/antichrist/ one-world government] 4 Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?"  5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. 6 He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast-all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.    The first thing to notice is that the antichrist is given 42-months to exercise his power, which is the same length of time that the two witnesses prophesy in Jerusalem (below), 1260-days, which makes perfect sense because it is the ‘beast’ who invades Israel and kills the two witnesses, after they have finished their testimony.  In other words, the antichrist and two witnesses must appear in conjunction, not just because the time-lengths are the same, but because Revelation expressly says that the beast kills the two witnesses, after they are finished. (Rev 11:7)  So, the antichrist rises to his pinnacle of power, around 42-months, giving him the ability to attack Israel, just as the two witnesses are finished, just as God planned it.  Revelation 11:3-10 [The two witnesses] 3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5 If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die. 6 These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want. 7 Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. 8 Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. 9 For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. 10 The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.   The war where the beast attacks Israel and kills the two witnesses is the 6th Trumpet War, where a “third of mankind are killed.” (Rev 9:13-21)  I know this is true because the 7th Trumpet sounds after the two witnesses arise and ascend to heaven.  In other words, the two witnesses are killed between the 6th and 7th Trumpets.  The same war is also noted in Daniel 11 where the armies of the north ‘sweep through many countries like a flood’. (Dan 11:40-43)  Within that same passage, it says, “He will also invade the Beautiful Land,”  which is obviously Israel. (Dan 11:41)  Since Daniel 11:41 is obviously after the antichrist reveals himself in Daniel 11:36, everything makes perfect sense.    Another thing that confirms the timing of the 6th Trumpet War is that Revelation 13:7 says, “He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them.”   The “saints” are the two witnesses who have power to oppose any force with plagues and fire, until after they are done. (Rev 11:5-6)  It is only after the antichrist defeats the two witnesses that he is given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.”  In fact, defeating the saints and gaining authority are in the same verse because one directly results in the other.  I mean, not only are they in the same verse, but notice the same terminology used in Rev 13 and 11.  The same “tribe, people, language, and nation” whom the antichrist gains authority over is the same as those who gaze on the bodies of the two witnesses and refuse them burial.  Plus, the same “inhabitants of the earth” who worship the beast matches those who “gloat” over the two witnesses and “celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.”  The terminology is similar because they are happening at the same time and people are worshipping the antichrist because he was finally able to kill the two witnesses whom they hated.   So, why would everyone hate the two witnesses so much?  It is a common misconception that gentiles will get a 2nd chance to reach heaven, during the tribulation, by not taking the mark of the beast, but that is not true.  The 2nd chance is only for the 144,000 Israelites who are ‘sealed by God’ in Revelation 7.  In other words, if the two witnesses were explaining to people how to get a 2nd chance, as people expect, then why would they be hated so much?  In reality, they will be telling people the truth, which is that they had their chance and missed it and God’s wrath is coming.  I’m sure many people will desire to kill the two witnesses, but they seem too powerful and invincible.  That is until the antichrist leads his huge army to defeat them, which causes people to celebrate and worship the antichrist.  Therefore, it’s not that the antichrist will be so popular, as some people claim, but that the two witnesses will be so unpopular, since the truth will be hard to swallow.    Another important fact to notice is how Rev 13:8 clarifies that “all inhabitants of the earth”  also means “all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life.”  That’s because it’s after the rapture and all whose names WERE in the Lamb’s Book of Life are already in heaven enjoying the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.  That fact is also reflected in Rev 13:6 where the antichrist slanders “those who live in heaven,” which he would only do after the rapture.  Thus, everything makes perfect sense when Revelation is left in the proper order.  The Antichrist and the Third Temple   Post-tribs prefer to hide the fact that they are twisting Revelation, so they generally concentrate on other passages to deceive people.  As such, there’s a well-known passage from Paul to the Thessalonians that mentions the antichrist and the Third Temple.  Post-tribs try to use that passage to insinuate that it all happens before the rapture, including the third temple being built, but that’s not true.  Taken in context, Paul is just trying to squash a rumor that the rapture had already happened. (2 Thess 2:1)  He does that by naming several end-time events, known to occur around the rapture, which had not happened yet.  It’s obvious that Paul is getting much of his information from the Book of Daniel, which is understandable because Jesus specifically mentions the abomination from the Book of Daniel when teaching about end times. (Matthew 24:15-21)  On another page, I make a more detailed comparison, but it’s obvious that 2 Thess 2:4 matches the antichrist in Daniel 11:36 (below), which in turn occurs after the abomination and rapture in Daniel 11:31.  2 Thessalonians 2:4 “He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” Daniel 11:36 “The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.”   In general, it’s far better to obtain a definitive timeline from Daniel 11 (God’s Book of Truth) and Revelation (God’s final prophecy) than a letter where Paul is just trying to squash a rumor, not give a complete timeline.  That’s how the post-tribs deceive people: they take a little bit of truth out of context and ignore the rest.    The antichrist indeed sets himself up in God’s Temple, but it is after he kills the two witnesses, which is 3.5 years after the rapture, which gives ample time for Israel to build the Third Temple.  In fact, it’s the presence of the two witnesses that allows Israel to build the Third Temple, evidenced by the beginning of Revelation 11, when John is told to measure the temple.  Revelation 11:1-2 “I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count the worshipers there. 2 But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months.”   Now, I’m very careful about what I regard as symbolic or literal in the Book of Revelation, but a lot in theses verses strikes me as symbolic.  I mean, the ‘measuring’ sounds to me like a ‘survey’, which is always done before any construction takes place, which is why it’s mentioned at the beginning of the chapter.  Thus, John is actually measuring the Temple Mount, before  the Temple is built, and the two witnesses will supervise.  The ‘counting of the worshipers’ symbolizes the 144,000 Israelites that God selects to be sealed and protected in Rev 7:2-4 They are the same 144,000 who ultimately refuse the mark of the beast and are martyred (Rev 14) and become ‘priests’ (Rev 20:4-6) during Jesus’ 1000-year reign.  On the other hand, the exclusion of the outer court and the Gentiles symbolizes that gentiles will not be included in a 2nd chance.  Furthermore, the trampling of the holy city symbolizes that gentiles will flock to Jerusalem to see the two witnesses with their own eyes, only to be disappointed by the truth.  After all, ‘trample’ does not sound like an affectionate term for the post-rapture gentiles.    Post-rapture gentiles are excluded because they have ample time to accept Jesus and be saved, through faith, before the rapture. (Eph 2:8-9)  Paul defined faith as “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)  Wouldn’t seeing the aftermath of the rapture and the distinctive events of Revelation take faith out of the equation?  Wouldn’t the Bible be obvious to everyone then?  Plus, why would a gentile who missed the rapture and got in on a 2nd chance become a ‘priest’, as described in Rev 20:4-6?  Yet, it makes perfect sense for the 144,000 Israelites to become priests, like the Levites were in the Old Testament.  That’s what the two witnesses will be explaining, and gentiles will hate them for it.    So, after 3.5 years of building and protecting, the two witnesses are killed and lie in the street for 3.5 days (Rev 11:9), giving the antichrist the perfect opportunity to ‘set himself up in God’s Temple proclaiming himself to be God’.  People will be celebrating, sending gifts, and worshipping the antichrist because his lies will be far sweeter than the harsh reality that the two witnesses were explaining.  Enter the False Prophet and Mark of the Beast   The antichrist will not go unscathed for his actions.  He has 3.5 days to bask in the limelight of his victory, and then, the two witnesses will stand to their feet and ascend to heaven while their enemies watch. (Rev 11:11-12)  Then, God’s wrath will fall upon Jerusalem. Revelation 11:13 At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.”   Personally, I think the antichrist suffers a serious injury in that earthquake because Revelation 13 turns to a 2nd beast, later called the false prophet (Rev 19:20), who performs many signs and wonders, all on behalf of the 1st beast who was “wounded by the sword and yet lived.” (Rev 13:14)  The timing seems obvious to me and a ‘sword’ sometimes symbolizes God’s Word (Heb 4:12 & Rev 19:15), so it could represent the earthquake that was sent by God.  The fact that it comes just after the two witnesses ascend, and apparently injures the antichrist, it terrifies people so much that they momentarily give glory to God.  Yet, I think they are just thankful that the earthquake is over and they weren’t killed along with the other 7000.  Thus, their praise is too little too late.     The earthquake may give the inhabitants of earth momentary doubts about the antichrist’s claims to be God, but another character, the false prophet, will enter and sway everyone back to believing his lies.  The false prophet will acomplish this by performing great miracles, which will deceive the people of earth.  As I illustrate later, it’s all part of God’s plan.  Revelation 13:11-17 [The False Prophet] 11 Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. 12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. 14 Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.   Since the false prophet does everything on ‘behalf’ of the first beast (antichrist), who is ‘wounded but lives’, then it’s reasonable to say that the false prophet comes on the scene just after the 42-months or 1260-days is over, just following the earthquake that wounds the antichrist.  He convinces or forces everyone to worship the 1st beast (antichrist) with “great and miraculous signs,” even causing “fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men,” which is significant because that’s what Elijah did to humiliate the prophets of Baal and prove that God was superior. (1 Kings 18:22-40   After that, the false prophet will set up an image of the antichrist and even cause it to speak.  Then, he will force everyone to worship the image or be killed.  Only after that will he enact the infamous ‘mark of the beast’, which people must have before buying or selling.  Personally, I think all that happens pretty fast, within 30-days, which is the meaning of the 1290-days and 1335-days in Daniel 12:11-12. Daniel 12:11-12 From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.”   As mentioned earlier, there are two distinct groups in Rev 7, following the 6th Seal rapture, which match the same two groups in Matthew 24:15-31, following the abomination.  They are the Christians who are gathered immediately to heaven and the 144,000 Israelites who are sealed by God but remain on earth.  The above verse is talking about the 144,000 Israelites.  They are martyred in Rev 14, between the Trumpets and Bowl plagues, for not taking the mark of the beast.  The 1st Bowl plague even mentions the ‘mark of the beast’ and the image that is set up by the false prophet. (Rev 16:2)  Therefore, the ‘mark’ and the ‘image’ must be enacted before the 1st Bowl plague, but after the two witnesses are killed and the antichrist claims to be God, since it’s done on his behalf.  That only leaves a short time, which fits perfectly with the 1290-days and 1335-days because that time naturally follows the 1260-days that the two witnesses prophesy.  Notice that the 1290-days is counted from the abomination, and thus from the rapture.  Then, those who reach 1335-days are ‘blessed’ because it refers to the 144,000 who refuse the mark of the beast and get martyred.  Of course, being martyred is a good thing because they become ‘priests’ during Jesus’ 1000-year reign.  Of course, this means the selected 144,000 must only avoid the mark for 45-days, but that accounts for Jesus’ prophecy about the 1st group in Matthew 24. “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)  As it is, 45-days is still a long time to endure without buying or selling.  If they had not been especially selected and sealed by God, then the false prophet would have deceived them too, like everyone else. Matthew 24:24 “For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect-if that were possible.”   Thus, the 144,000 will not be deceived, but literally everyone else on earth will.  Everyone will believe the lie and receive the mark because God will send a “powerful delusion.”  2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion  so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”   As you can tell, Paul uses the term ‘lawless one’ and ‘man of lawlessness’ to refer to both the antichrist and false prophet.  That’s okay; they are both ‘lawless’.  You can tell that this passage refers to the false prophet because of the miracles and wonders.  However, notice that Paul calls them “counterfeit.”  Real or not, people ‘believe the lie’ because God sends a “powerful delusion.”  That delusion could be the ‘fire from heaven,’ since that carries Biblical significance, or it could refer to all the miracles together, but regardless, something causes everyone to be deceived, so that all will be condemned.”  Of course, this matches the earlier passage from Revelation 13 where ‘all inhabitants of earth’ worshiped the beast, but that meant “all whose names were NOT in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”  This is another example that shows gentiles will not get a 2nd chance during the tribulation.  Notice that everyone perishes because they ‘refused to be saved’, past tense. (v.10)  It’s past tense because it’s after the rapture and they missed their chance.  “Refused” means that they had their chance and made their own choice.  As the saying goes: ‘God does not condemn people; they condemn themselves because they refuse to believe and obey.’  The Bowl plagues – God’s Final Wrath   After the ‘mark of the beast’ is enacted in Israel and the 144,000 are martyred, the Bowl plagues will start (Rev 16), which are much more severe than the Trumpet plagues (Rev 8).   As I said, post-tribs try to overlap the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls, but anyone with common sense can tell that is wrong.  The Seals sound nothing like the other two because they span 2000-years before the rapture.  Granted, a couple of the Trumpets and Bowls deal with similar subject matter, because God has a repetitive nature about Him, but they are obviously very different.  For example, the 1st four Trumpets all say a ‘third of this’ and a ‘third of that’, but the Bowls say, ‘all of this’ and ‘all of that’.  If you try to overlap the two, then you are essentially eliminating the thirds (when the subjects are similar).  Like I said before, it is forbidden to subtract from Revelation. (Rev 22:19)    To give examples of the similarities and differences, the 2nd Trumpet describes something like a blazing mountain being thrown into the sea, which kills a third of sea creatures.  On the contrary, the 2nd Bowl turns the whole sea to blood and kills all the sea creatures.  The 3rd Trumpet turns a third of the rivers and springs ‘bitter’, which kills many people.  However, the 3rd Bowl turns all the rivers and springs to ‘blood’, so people only have blood to drink.  The 4th Trumpet turns a third of the sun, moon, and stars ‘dark’, so a third of the day and night are without light.  On the contrary, the 4th Bowl turns the sun ‘scorching hot’, which burns people like fire, causing them to curse God.  As you can see, the subject matter may be a little similar, but they are clearly different.   Other examples are not even similar.  The 1st Trumpet is ‘fire’ that burns a third of the earth, while the 1st Bowl is ugly and painful sores on all those with the mark of the beast.  Like I said, the ‘mark of the beast’ can’t even be enacted until the two witnesses are killed, which happens between the 6th and 7th Trumpet.  Thus, the 1st Bowl and all the rest must happen after the 7th Trumpet, which means they can’t possibly be overlapped.  Yet, post-tribs overlap anyway and in doing so, re-arrange Revelation so the antichrist and mark of the beast (Rev 13) come before the 6th Seal rapture (Rev 6), which is clearly wrong.  Who are the Two Witnesses?   In the Post-trib’s re-arrangement of Revelation, they can’t seem to find a place for the two witnesses, so they try to explain them away with symbolism that makes no sense.  They overlap the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls, which don’t fit, but they can’t see to overlap the two witnesses and 1st beast, which obviously do fit, since the time-lengths match and the beast kills the two witnesses.  They couldn’t have it more backwards.   I actually had a post-trib tell me, about a month ago, that the two witnesses were the Old and New Testaments.  To justify this, he said the 1260-days were actually 1260-years that ended in 1790 when France banned the Bible, for 3.5 years, and then reinstated it.  I admit, I’m not familiar with that story, but it doesn’t match the two witnesses.  The conversion of days to years is based on a few examples in the OT, but God specifically explains the representation in those cases.  That doesn’t mean that every instance of a day means a year, if not specified.  After all, Peter said that a day was like a 1000-years, not one year.  But sometimes, as in the days of creation, a day is just a day.  I mean, I’ve shown extensively that the 1260-days of the two witnesses matches the 42-months of the antichrist, so those 1260-days must be days.  The post-trib who wrote me was trying to convert the 42-months to days, and then to years.  Was he saying that France was the beast?  I don’t know; we didn’t get that far.  His claim of 1260-years would have started at 530 AD, but the first Bible was compiled around 330 AD.  That’s quite a gap, not to mention the gap between 1790 and now.  Plus, how could the “bodies” of the Old and New Testaments lie in the street and then stand up on their “feet” to ascend to heaven while their enemies watched?  It doesn’t make any sense.  Post-tribs just make stuff up, but if you know the Bible, you can always spot their deception.    Revelation 11:6 specifically says “These men …” but the emailer said that was symbolic because the previous verse referred to “two olive trees and two lampstands that stand before the Lord of earth.”  Yet, that is obviously the symbolic part because they are ‘men’ who currently stand before the Lord, right now!  That’s because the two witnesses are Enoch and Elijah, who are the only two men in the Bible who went to heaven without dying.  After the 6th Seal rapture, they will return to earth, clothed in sackcloth, and eventually be killed by the beast, which will be their first time dying.  That agrees with Hebrews 9:27 that says, “man is destined to die once and after that to face judgement.”  Of course, that doesn’t count those who are still alive when Jesus comes (1 Thess 4:17) but all others are ‘destined to die’.  Therefore, the two witnesses are almost certainly Enoch and Elijah who were spared death on their first go around.  Plus, Elijah was famous for calling down fire from heaven to devour his enemies (2 Kings 1:9-14), just as the two witnesses will also do. (Rev 11:5-6)   Simply put, the abomination and rapture start God’s post-rapture timeline, which lasts a total of 2300-days.  The two witnesses prophesy for 1260-days, while the Trumpet plagues take place.  After that, they are killed and the 7th Trumpet sounds.  Then, the false prophet enacts the ‘mark of the beast’, at 1290-days, and martyrs the 144,000, at 1335-days, for refusing to accept the mark of the beast and worship the image.  Then, the Bowl plagues finish God’s wrath, of which Armageddon is the 7th Bowl.   Daniel 8 says there are 2300-days between the abomination and ‘reconsecration of the sanctuary.’ (Daniel 8:13-14)  That reconsecration has to take place after Armageddon, when Jesus stands on the Mount of Olives (Zech 14:3-4), but before Jesus begins His 1000-year reign on earth.  Therefore, the post-rapture tribulation timeline, consisting of the Trumpets, Bowls, and other events last a total of 2300-days.    Note: 2300-days happens to equal 78 lunar months, since one lunar month averages 29.5 days.  Plus, the 2300-days in Daniel 8 are expressed as 2300 ‘evenings and mornings’, just as the days of creation were expressed. (Gen 1:3-5)  That’s two more reasons the post-rapture days cannot be converted to years.    Yet rather than recognize the continuous timeline, I’ve seen post-tribs try to add, subtract, and divide, and then use excuses to justify why the calculations don’t match.  All that is pointless because the answer is very simple: The 1260, 1290, and 1335 are all specific milestones on the same 2300-day post-rapture timeline.  There is no adding or subtracting required.  The post-rapture days are remarkably specific because God no longer has to be vague, since everyone’s fate is already sealed.  What about a One-World Government?   The original email that inspired this whole page was asking about the one-world government, so I’m back where I started.  Sure, I think the antichrist and false prophet will achieve their goal to have authority over the whole earth, as the Bible says.  However, I had to explain a lot to show all the events that lead up to that one-world government.  I wanted to show that it was not something that could just sneak up on someone.  Post-tribs and others conjure up conspiracy theories about secret societies and deep-state groups who are trying to control the world, as if that’s how the antichrist starts a one-world government.  As you can see, there’s a lot involved that will be plain to see, so a person need not fear those conspiracy theories.  Besides, if a person has a sincere relationship with Jesus, and obeys God as best they can, then they have nothing to fear at all.  Sure, there’s a lot of evil in the world today, but it’s nothing compared to the turmoil that’s coming after the rapture. (Matt 24:21)  Trust me: You do not want to be on earth to see any of that, but if you’re saved, you won’t have to be.      As for the one-world government, it will start smaller, with 10-nations because it is described as having 10-horns and 7-heads. (Rev 13:1)  Most people agree that the 10-horns are 10-nations because it must command a huge military, since people will ask, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?” (Rev 13:4)   Then, the antichrist will take command.      Daniel 7:8 8 "While I was thinking about the [ten] horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth that spoke boastfully.   The little horn is the antichrist because the mouth speaking boastfully matches the mouth speaking blasphemes in Revelation 13:5.  He will rise up to replace three leaders, which will put the antichrist in direct control of 4 nations (original plus three), with the other 6 in strong allegiance.  I guess that’s why the 10-horns have 7-heads.  I suspect the antichrist will come from Iran, since they started the final empire in Daniel 11:21 and are generally the arch enemy of Israel.  If I had to guess, I think the 3 horns that are uprooted are Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon because Iran already has considerable influence in those countries.  Plus, ancient Mesopotamia was located in northern Iraq and Syria, which every ‘king of the north’ has possessed throughout Daniel 11. (see condensed commentary)   As for the other alliances, I can only speculate a few.  I suspect Russia to be on the list because I think Russia and Iran are the ‘iron and clay’ from Daniel 2:40-43.  Plus, I think Russia was the ‘bear with teeth’, in Daniel 7:5, and the 10-horned beast has ‘large iron teeth’ in Daniel 7:7.  I suspect Turkey to be on the list because their attempted coup was featured in Daniel 11:26, which made them abandon Saudi Arabia and become allies with Iran.  Turkey and Iran also have a common enemy, the Kurds.  The other nations on the list could come from the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Alliance), which Russia and China are principle members.  I’m just speculating, but Russia and China together could give the beast considerable power and numbers, which is necessary for the 6th Trumpet War, which stipulates: “The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number.” (Rev 9:16)  I take that number to be literal because a third of mankind is killed. (Rev 9:18)  Daniel 7 says, the fourth beast will “devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it.” (Daniel 7:23)  By comparison, it will make WWII look like a small skirmish.  Yet, the 6th Trumpet War won’t start until well after the rapture, so there’s nothing to worry about, if you’re saved.  The covid-19 vaccines   Another conspiracy theory that seems to be circulating concerns the covid-19 vaccines that are coming soon.  There are a lot of people who are generally against vaccines of all kinds, so the rumors could be coming from them.  Anyway, a person from England wrote to me recently and said that people might have to show proof that they took the vaccine before being admitted into public places.  She pointed out that the places would include grocery stores, so she asked if that could be the mark of the beast.  I’ve heard similar things from other people, but the answer is ‘no’.  Like the one-world government, the ‘mark of the beast’ is not something that is going to sneak up on someone because all the things I described must happen first.  I mean, only after the 6th Trumpet War, ascension of the two witnesses, fire from heaven, and talking image will the false prophet enact the mark of the beast.  So, I don’t think it will have anything to do with the coming covid-19 vaccines.  Conclusion   My final point is this: Don’t get caught up in all the conspiracy theories of the post-tribs.  Part of the problem is that post-tribs don’t identify themselves as such, when spewing garbage on you-tube.  Post-tribs also don’t voluntarily tell you that they’re overlapping and re-arranging Revelation, but they all do, since that’s the only way to make the 6th Seal rapture come at the end of Revelation.  Certain current events may sound similar to things in Revelation, such as increased fires and natural disasters and showing proof of vaccines, but the truth is: As bad as things are now, they will get infinitely worse after the rapture. (Matthew 24:21)  So, make arrangements with Jesus (pray), so you can be on the first cloud out of here.  You do not want to be amongst the ones flocking to Jerusalem to see the two witnesses because their news won’t be good.  I’m not trying to scare anyone (unless that’s what it takes to accept Jesus) because once you’ve accepted Jesus, there’s nothing to be scared about.  I know that’s true because Revelation tells me so (if left in the proper sequence).  I hate to think about all the souls who could be lost forever because post-tribs have people watching for the wrong signs.  Like I said, it could cause people to procrastinate before accepting Jesus, thinking they had plenty of time, or even worse: cause some people to doubt that Jesus was coming at all.  That’s why the penalty for subtracting from God’s prophecy in Revelation is so severe. (Rev 22:19)  In reality, all the signs that need to take place, before the rapture, have already been satisfied, so Jesus could come at any time.  Praise Jesus. Related pages: Proof of Rapture (the 6th Seal Rapture) (Pre-tribulation Rapture) The Seals Explained (Seals 1-5 fulfilled over the last 2000-years) Daniel 11 Explained (verse-by-verse condensed) Related page: The Two Witnesses Related page: Will People be saved after the Rapture? Related page: The Antichrist Related page: Coronavirus in the Bible Related page: Salvation to Maturity Related page: The Two Witnesses Related page: Will People be saved after the Rapture? Related page: The Antichrist Related page: Armageddon (Daniel 11:44-45) (7th Bowl) Related page: Daniel 7 Explained (including ‘iron & clay) (Daniel 2) Related pages: Daniel 11 Explained (verse-by-verse condensed)