Jerusalem’s great Tribulation will last for three and one half years
Jerusalem will be under siege for three and one half years
By Craig C. White
When the residents of Judea see the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy place they are instructed to flee to the wilderness. This begins Jerusalem’s great Tribulation.
Mat 24:15-21 15 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:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
These verses describe the second half of the seven year long Tribulation period. Previous to this Israel will have suffered through three and one half years of the beginning of sorrows. Jerusalem’s great Tribulation will last for three and one half years. It will begin in the middle of the seven year long Tribulation period. The following verses tell us how long Jerusalem will be under siege.
Dan 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Rev 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
Rev 13:5 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.
Jerusalem’s great tribulation will happen during the middle of the seven year long Tribulation period. When will the Tribulation period begin? The Apostle Paul tells us that the Antichrist must sit in the temple of God before the Tribulation can begin.
2Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Most people assume that this must refer to a future temple in Jerusalem but I am here to tell you that the Antichrist has already sat in the temple of God. On July 24th 2020 Turkish President Erdogan sat in the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul Turkey and proclaimed superiority over God the father and God the son. This event fulfills 2 Thessalonians 2:4. The Antichrist has already sat in the temple of God. The Tribulation can begin now at any time.