The Time of Jacob›s Trouble
The “time of Jacob’s trouble” is defined as an unparalleled time in all of history. It is also focused on a particular linage of people. In the following three portions of scripture, notice the distinction of the unparalleled nature of this time in history in blue. Then also notice the green italics repeating a common theme of salvation from this time. In reading this, notice who the subject is in all three cases.
There is no other time like this. Therefore, any other place in scripture claiming this same thing must be talking about the same time.
When shall be great tribulation? “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place...” When does that take place?
If this covenant week is the 70th week of Daniel, then according to this, the midst of the week would start the time of Jacob’s trouble from which he [Israel] is saved out of. The time of Jacob’s trouble couldn’t then be equivalent to the 70th week of Daniel.
If the covenant with many is not the 70th week of Daniel, then we at the very least know the abomination of desolation is the start of this unparalleled time and that from that point, there is only 3½ years (42 months) of Satan’s rule and persecution.
They’re thrown in the lake of fire upon Christ’s return in glory. Therefore, this time could only last 3½ years since it is the dragon that started the great tribulation when he went after Israel through the beast to whom he gave his power. Revelation 12:13-17
Islam and Jacob’s Trouble
Sahih Muslim 41:6985, Sahih Bukhari 4:56:791
An interesting possibility came to mind when I first heard this Hadith. I do believe that radical Islam will play an important part in the last days New World Order of the beast. With Islam spreading throughout the West and things like beheadings being the punishment in the beast’s kingdom, it’s hard to dismiss some kind of role. In addition I believe Islam may be directly tied to the false prophet of Revelation 13 and we know the surrounding Muslim nations hate Israel.
Part of the time of Jacob’s trouble is this holocaust of greater proportions where 2/3 of the Jews will be killed. I believe this will be the time just after the abomination of desolation, and the reason Yeshua warned those in Judea to flee to the mountains. I can imagine the religious fervor of those who believe their prophecy is coming to pass as the signs and lying wonders bring this Hadith to life during this time of great bloodshed in Judea.
The Events Surrounding the Time of Jacob’s Trouble
The day of the Lord begins after the sixth seal. Joel 2:31 This passage doesn’t give us a time of how long after the sixth seal the day of the Lord comes, but because we know the day of the Lord is God’s wrath, and it comes suddenly and unexpectedly, and the people at the sixth seal recognize God’s coming wrath, and the seventh seal is only ½ hour long, I believe the day of the Lord (God’s wrath) comes with the seven trumpets which aren’t handed out until all seals have been broken. Revelation 8:1-2
The sixth seal/seventh seal/day of the Lord sequence occurs within the same day most likely and is about 30 days after the abomination of desolation. Before God’s wrath comes the 144,000 are sealed and we see the multitudes from all nations, tongues, etc standing before the throne and before the Lamb. Revelation 7
That time at the abomination of desolation for <30 days is the time of Jacob’s trouble. This is the time they are saved out of and the flesh that is saved is focused on the flesh who is being attacked at that moment, Israel. Revelation 12:13-16 So here is the order of events as I’ve read in scripture. Please hold yourself to Acts 17:11 and don’t take my word for it.
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