Six prophetic events that will happen before the great tribulation
By Craig C. White
- 1) The Idol Shepherd (Zechariah 11:16-17) – God will raise up a rotten ruler in Israel.
- 2) Dismantle Israeli Military (Zechariah) – As a stipulation to creating the Palestinian State inside of Israel the Israeli Military will be dissolved. A hired security force keeps the peace inside of Israel (at least until things get tough).
- 3) A Palestinian State will be created inside of Israel
- 4) ISIS in Mosul will be destroyed by Iraq, Iran, and the Kurds and flooded with water – Modern day Mosul is ancient Nineveh. Mosul will be attacked and flooded just like the ancient city of Nineveh was flooded and then plundered by the Babylonians, Persians, and Medes (Nahum). I think that this event is the sign to Israel that their time of trouble is at hand. It is their last chance to repent and to believe in their God before they are doomed to suffer through the time of Jacob’s trouble (aka the seven year Tribulation period).
- 5) Turkey will invade Syria and destroy Damascus (Jerimiah 49), then Turkey will lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into northern Israel (Ezekiel 38)
- 6) A Seven year treaty concerning a new Jewish temple in Jerusalem will be made with Erdogan of Turkey – This marks the beginning of Tribulation.
These events will happen before Israel’s great tribulation. The great tribulation will begin during the middle of the seven year tribulation period. These events won’t necessarily happen before the Resurrection and Rapture of Christians.