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.
And these are
the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear,
and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with
child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as
a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is
like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s
he shall be saved out
There is no other time like this. Therefore, any other place in scripture
claiming this same thing must be talking about the same time.
And at that time
shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children
of thy people: and there shall be a time of
trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same
time: and at that
time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written
in the book.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken
of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let
him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out
of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take
his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that
give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the
winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be
great tribulation, such as was not since the
beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And except those days
should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but
for the elect’s sake those days shall
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
And he shall confirm
the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he
shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading
of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation,
and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
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.
And there was
given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power
was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
And I saw
the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together
to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought
miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the
mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were
cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
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
The last hour (judgement day) would not come unless the Muslims will
fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews
would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree
would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me;
come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad tree would not say, for it is
the tree of the Jews.
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
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
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.
- Michael stands up and stops restraining the revealing of the man
of sin. Daniel 12:1 |
2 Thessalonians 2
- Abomination of desolation (Unparalleled trouble and the start of
Daniel 12:11’s 1290 days)
- Jews revolt - man of sin assassinated. Revelation 13:3
- Michael and his angels cast Lucifer and his angels out of heaven
- Lucifer raises the beast and gives him his power for 42 months.
- Time of Jacob’s trouble (<30 days)
- The antichrist goes after all the Jews in Judea. (2/3 are killed)
- 1/3 of Israel is taken to the wilderness and protected from
the dragon (Revelation 12:14 - 1260 days)
- Around the same time as Israel is taken to the wilderness, the
bride of Christ is caught away. We don’t know the day or hour
of this, except that it is before God’s wrath comes. (2 Thessalonians
2:1-4 places it after the abomination of desolation)
- The signs of the sixth seal take place after Israel is in the wilderness
and the bride is caught away from the earth. This is “immediately
after the tribulation” of Matthew 24:15-28, the time of Jacob’s
trouble. (The great tribulation continues on for the full 3 ½
years that the beast has his power. Daniel 7:25 However, the time of
Jacob’s trouble is specifically what Matthew 24:15-28 is focused
on as found mirrored in the unparalleled time of Daniel 12:1 and Jeremiah
30:4-7. Therefore, Matthew 24:29, which gives us the timing of the sixth
seal, is immediately after the time of Jacob’s trouble, which
is cut short to save the remnant of Israel.)
- ½ hour after the signs, the seventh seal is broken and the
seven trumpets are handed out. Revelation 8:1-2
- The first trumpet is sounded, marking the beginning of God’s
wrath and the day of the Lord. For the next almost 3 ½ years,
the seven trumpets and seven thunders, and seven bowls will be poured
out on the children of disobedience.
- Also during this time, the antichrist moves his wrath against God’s
people world-wide and goes after Israel’s remnant who wasn’t
in Judea as well as the Christians that hold the testimony of Christ.
- In heaven, the bride of Christ will be married (two become one)
with Christ at the marriage of the Lamb. Revelation 19:7,8 We then follow
Christ from heaven upon white horses when He returns in glory to take
the kingdoms. Revelation 19:11-14