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Personalities of the Tribulation Period

Updated on May 26, 2011
I believe the Rapture happens BEFORE the 7 year Tribulation period as does my church.
I believe the Rapture happens BEFORE the 7 year Tribulation period as does my church.
Apostle John receiving the prophecy of Revelations on the Isle of Patmos.
Apostle John receiving the prophecy of Revelations on the Isle of Patmos.

NOTE: This is not fantasy or science fiction of any kind. The 'beings' in this hub are factual, real, and will be loose upon the earth during the Tribulation Period. This is from God's Holy Word...which is Truth. I am writing this hub to enable you to know the people and supernatural beings that will be active during this time in our history, but mostly to encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior before the Tribulation begins. I want to thank Mr. Sukolics for the information I used as a reference to publish this article. He has put much time and effort in the study of prophecy, especially that in Revelation. Without his efforts, I would have had a difficult time spreading the Truth from God's Word.

The Tribulation is clearly foretold in the Bible. This prophecy occurs over a period of 7 years, terminating at the Battle of Armageddon and the end of the world as we know it. Although it is of future events, the Apostle John, the last living apostle of the original 12 was shown by God, the Father, the events mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Nobody knows when these events will occur, except God. Even Jesus Christ states in the Bible that only God knows the exact date and time of these gigantic events in human history. All of the end of world events were foretold centuries before Jesus came to earth. The book of Daniel is one book that mentions the events that will occur in the Revelation. All the prophecies mentioned in the Bible in the Old Testament have happened, except those that are still in our future. This is why Christians totally believe the events described in Revelation fully. The Word of God has been PROVEN to be true, and the book of Revelation is going to be PROVEN true as well.

John, with his limited human mind was commanded by God to record these events so we know what is going to happen. I believe the 'end times' are almost here, and that the events in Revelation will occur very soon.

I will be addressing in several hubs, the prophecies, events, and activities that will occur. This is a very huge topic, so will be dividing it into smaller pieces to help you and even me, get the most out of this information. It is very complex, but we can learn this together.

I encourage you to pick up the Bible and read the Book of Revelation. There is a lot of symbolism in that book, I believe, because John had great difficulty recording the astounding things he saw. Trying to describe modern day technology, life styles, and supernatural beings to 1st century people was very difficult. I know I could do no better.  So, as you read the Bible's Revelation of future events, I suggest getting a study guide to use that will help you understand this marvelous book. Your local bookstore has many good sources.  God wants us to know these future events since He doesn't want anyone to perish! The Bible even states that, "Blessed are those that read the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it, and take to heart what is written, because the time is near." (Rev. 1:3)


Holy Trinity:  God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Holy Trinity: God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Satan, originally one of God's highest ranking angels.
Satan, originally one of God's highest ranking angels.
The False Prophet
The False Prophet
The Antichrist...human, but after he is resurrected, is indwelt by Satan.
The Antichrist...human, but after he is resurrected, is indwelt by Satan.

The GOOD and the EVIL - The Commanders

The main groups involved, as in most conflicts, are the forces of good against the forces of evil. The clash between these two powerful forces will take place on our world, mostly in the Middle East region, present day Israel, Iraq, and Iran, but the effects of this gigantic encounter will be felt over the entire globe. No person will be safe and no person will escape the Wrath of God and Satan wreaking havoc globally. The 'leaders' of each group are:



The Holy Trinity:

God the Father

God the Son, Jesus, Lord, Conqueror and Bridegroom.

God the Holy Spirit.


The Unholy Trinity

Satan

The Antichrist

False Prophet

The 2 invulnerable witnesses sent by God.
The 2 invulnerable witnesses sent by God.
The 144,000 Jews that convert and become followers of Christ.
The 144,000 Jews that convert and become followers of Christ.
The Archangel Michael who, it is believed, will lead Heaven's army of angels in the final battle.
The Archangel Michael who, it is believed, will lead Heaven's army of angels in the final battle.
Some of the demons and other vile creatures of Satan's army.
Some of the demons and other vile creatures of Satan's army.
Ancient Babylon
Ancient Babylon

The Officers and Troops

The Forces of God

Two special Old Testament Witnesses - some believe these may be Moses and Elijah.

144,000 Jewish evangelists - Originally, these Jews did not believe Jesus was the Messiah, but accepted Jesus later and become believers.  Many will be martyred and will become the Tribulation Saints, but some will live through the whole Tribulation and see Jesus return.

3 Types of Saints - Church Age saints (New Testament saints, like Paul, and Bride (believers), Tribulation Saints (people that accepted Jesus as their Savior after the Rapture, and are now on earth during the Tribulation...they are saved), Old Testament Saints, like Moses, Abraham, King David, etc.

Multitudes of Special Angels


The Forces of Evil

An army of demons that look like locusts that are released from the bottomless pit.

One or two conventional allied armies with a cruel human leader from the North.

200 million man army riding demon horses with three evil spirit leaders.

A persecuted woman

A vile religious prostitute - the Whore of Babylon riding on a beast

3 demon frogs that the unholy trinity summon forth, but God uses to bring the rest of the earthly kings to the Battle of Armageddon.


Babylon - An evil city, the center of power for the unholy trinity composed of two parts: religious and commercial.


The Whore of Babylon riding the Beast.
The Whore of Babylon riding the Beast.

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      Knightheart 6 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      Hi there, Timlove. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is nice to see other Godly folks here on the 'Hub' You will find there are many of us here spreading the news and furthering the Kingdom...to God be the Glory!

      KH

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      Timlove 6 years ago from upstate New York

      Dont mistake judgement for punishment. Judgement is setting things right and if we are true followers we should love judgement.If there were people stealing from your employer and you know about it if you are a righteous person you would like to see them caught,not because you want to see them punished because you want to see things set right. Judgement begins at the house of God.If we are in right standing with God we are not harmed by judgement.God never promised to take us out only through.

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      Knightheart 6 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      I really don't understand your question. The Rapture, when Jesus takes His Church, (People that have accepted Him as their Lord and Savior) will be taken out of this world before God's Judgment begins. These Believers are alive and will meet Jesus in the air where He will take them from this world to Heaven before the Tribulation begins. These people are NOT being resurrected...they are alive. The Rapture is not a resurrection.

      In I Corinthians 15:35-58, Paul is referring to the resurrection of the dead and transformation of the living and how their imperfect, mortal, corrupt, frail bodies will be changed instantly to perfect, immortal, incorruptible ones!

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      Izeweyedopen 6 years ago

      If the rapture as you refer is truth; why was Paul specific in 1 Corinthians 15:52 that in a moment in the twinkling at The Last Trump???

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      Knightheart 7 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      Welcome to HubPages and my site! Glad to have you aboard and hope you enjoy your stay with us. I am glad to see another believer here, we have quite a few...Wealthmadehealthy, Dave Mathews, Skye2Day, and many others. Many people don't even believe in the Rapture and just recently had a clash with another 'believer' that said it wasn't true and so forth. Anyway, I published many hubs on the subject and hope you will check them out. God would never put His Children through the horrors of the Tribulation. That makes no sense at all. The whole reason for those 7 years is to get people to believe! If believers were going to be punished why be saved? Now, of course there will be people during the Tribulation that will hear God's call to repent and will be saved...the Tribulation Saints, but they will be the only believers on earth at that time. They will avoid many of the Judgments since they will have God's Seal on their foreheads, and some of the Judgments are for unbelievers only. But they will still endure unbelievable persecution and hardship until the Second Coming.

      I have never read Hilton Suttons view on Revelation. I will have to check it out. There are so many things out there about this topic and it gets to be a lot to check out sometimes. Thanks for stopping by and will see you around. I appreciate your positive remarks! God Bless you!

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      Naomi's Banner 7 years ago from United States

      I also believe the Rapture will occur prior to the tribulation. Why on earth would God put his people through all that it just doesn't make sense. Have you ever read Hilton Sutton's take on the Revelation. He has several books and DVD's out there that are a wonderful joyous interpretation of the Revelation book. Good HUB!

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      Knightheart 7 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      That passage is so important! I am going to do a hub on the Armor of God...so many that I want to do...guess I will finish with the Book of Revelations...busy, busy, busy! LOL

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      Wealthmadehealthy 7 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

      Don't start my day without it!

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      Knightheart 7 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      Thank you my friend. I don't mind bashing...I can take it, but I appreciate your support anyone. United we stand!! People are entitled to their opinions. I only am stating the Truth that I have learned and studied. I only hope people will at least think about these topics and learn the Truth. I am planting the seed, God will take care of the rest as He sees fit! I am the sower, but God is everything else in the process. As my friend, Dr. Stanley say, "Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him." I believe I am obeying God by doing what He commanded in the Bible when He spoke about the Great Commission. I am spreading the Gospel and the rest is up to God and the people that read/hear it!

      Thank you again for standing by me...you are truly a servant of God and bringing Glory to Him. I am proud to have you as a Warrior to stand with me!

      God Bless you, my friend! Many more hubs like this to come! Get your armor ready! ROFLOL

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      Wealthmadehealthy 7 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

      Praise God for all of this Knightheart. So many do not understand. And is a point of contention with the ones who do not understand and are being led astray. I have made my stand with you so as to let the people who want to bash what this hub states that I will be quick to defend its content. We are Children of the Most High God and will not be defeated. Many blessings to you my friend, today and always....:)

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      Knightheart 7 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      Hi there! If you read the first portion again, I did state the God, the Father is the only one that knows the exact date and time of Jesus' return and when the Tribulation begins after the rapture.

      Thank you sharing your comments...I appreciate that. I believe the Rapture is going to happen BEFORE the tribulation begins, not half way through it like some believe. That is my church's doctrine and believe that fully. After accepting Jesus after confessing my sins, I followed the Lord's command by getting baptized by full immersion. My church is a fundamental, Bible believing church...so we do agree! LOL

      Bless you and thanks for coming by.

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      Wealthmadehealthy 7 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

      Interesting. But one thing here. Only God knows the time of Jesus return. Many of the prophecies have been fulfilled and are being fulfilled as I write. There is God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit is Gods power aiding people, the Comforter. Satan is alive and well, for the time being, his time is so short and this is why the havoc and chaos is running rampant.

      There are many false prophets in this day and age, and a great many are in our churches. This is a true fact and can be seen in several places in the Word. The mark of the beast in in use as I write, the anticrist is rising and will soon show his face. Islam is a major part of his reign.

      The people who know Jesus intimately, and God His Father have absolutely nothing to fear. I am a Christian. I follow my Lord Jesus and will not hark to the false one. I have stated many times in public they may cut off my head before I accept the false one. I know the real Jesus. I stand on HIS WORD....and will bow to noone else. I pray for the people who do not know what I and many others know about My King. Who will reign on this earth --- who will come from the sky with multitudes to fight the final battle. Those of you who have not been baptized by immersion, please make arrangements to do so, for no other baptism will be accepted. Christ was baptized by immersion himself....do you think any other will be good enough?? Food for thought. Study. This is also true. You are being led grossly astray if you think all you have to do is accept Him and say a small prayer. False teachings. Jesus does not want to lose anyone. He died for us. He will come again and rule...but not before all the prophecies are fulfilled. Look around you and see the beast rising. It is almost time.

      The Holy Roam Empire and the Catholic Church are the woman riding on the beast. Hear me and see the blood of the saints spilled by this church. Understand...they are in the middle of it all.

      The deception of many will procede and only the remnant who believe, understand and know the truth will be taken at first. All of the prophecy in the Bible will come to pass. It is real, and God will have the last Word. Oh, does anyone realize that Jesus is God??? Get a grip the end times are here, Jesus will be coming soon.

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