Please notice first the comments at Revelation 22:7,20. It is my firm belief that Jesus is coming quickly and it helps explain why.
Placed below is a timeline in which I have attempted to bring together prophesies in a logical sequence to the best of my ability. Jehovah allows us to meditate and properly speculate regarding possibilities. But it is Jehovah who makes sure that his prophesies come true. And it is our privilege to see how he accomplishes it. May we always turn to Jehovah’s pure language to direct our ways.
This time-line is found at Daniel 12:11-12 and is primarily based upon events in Daniel chapters 7, 11 and 12. My main goal is to help others understand that Jehovah is a God who requires exclusive devotion and his people must cleanse their worship as much as possible before Jesus arrives in power to execute judgment. This “straightening” or “cleansing” primarily involves discarding false worship which includes false teachings – See 1914 and Why Satan links. I hope this timeline helps God’s people to understand what they are going to have to endure and in what order.
I have kept this time-line as basic as possible to promote the greatest successful distribution (plus it speeds up my work). Within the timeline are links to what I strongly believe are other supporting scriptures for the particular time period. Scriptural links have been kept to a minimum on this page. To see more supporting scriptures, select the section of the timeline or time description section.
Timeline primarily concerning Jesus’ second coming in power to judge: – Much of the information is compiled into videos on the “1914” page
>>> “Elijah” >>>> 1 through 1,290 days (includes whitening and sackcloth) >>>> 1,290th day to the 1,335th day (45 days “dead” and repentance) >>>> day 1,335 and after >>>> The “war” (after the 1,000 year reign of Jesus) >>>
The “Elijah“ is a person or group of people who bring attention to Jehovah’s people that they are in grave need to straighten their corrupt ways – they have left the pure worship of Jehovah. This straightening is needed else the earth (of man) is to be “destroyed” or “cursed” (Malachi 4:5-6). How long before this “Elijah” appears before the 1,290 days is up to speculation. But an “Elijah” would have to know the scriptures thoroughly in order to help one to straighten their worship. That would include prophesy in Revelation. Once that is understood, Jesus “is coming quickly.” Jesus also presents his “first fruits” before Jehovah for acceptance just before the 1,290 day period (Zechariah 5:5-9)
The 1,290 days includes the “setting up” of the “abomination that causes desolation” (NIV) along with the capturing or conquering or destroying of the literal Jerusalem today* (at a minimum, a revert to its condition before the “1967” war) – This will be accomplished by the “king of the north” or an ally of him. Satan and his demons are “hurled” to the earth at the start of this time period. These days also include Jehovah’s people (generally speaking) finding themselves in sackcloth for 3.5 years (Revelation 11:2,3) and they experience the “dashing of the power of the holy people to pieces” (Daniel 12:7). This happens because Jehovah can not longer excuse their apostate ways so he leaves them (Jeremiah 9:16,17). His people gradually realize their need to straighten their worship. Many of God’s people will fall away. This is a time of hardship and cleansing for God’s people. Only those who seek Jehovah will be accepted. God’s people will have to be careful. Ones will act cunningly to appear to be part of God’s true people. Some will hypocritically and secretly hold onto impure worship and others may act as spies for others. But those knowing and siding with Jehovah’s ways will act wisely to avoid traps. Satan will be restricted to the earth and will be allowed to put to “death” the holy ones of God as depicted by the two witnesses at Revelation 11:9. (The “two witnesses” is a group made of two parts – (See Revelation 6 comments). One part is made of loyal ones who died of the priestly class (especially evident of those in the first and second century who endured the severest of tests from Rome). This first part (of the two witnesses) go with Jesus during the 3.5 year period as represented by the woman who goes into the wilderness for 3.5 years (in Revelation 12:14) and the “ephah” (in Zechariah 5:9). The second part of the “two witnesses” is to be tested and cleansed on earth during the 3.5 years of “sackcloth.” They will be sifted and the righteous “sealed” (Revelation 7:3). Together, these “two witnesses” from two different time periods give legal witness of their loyalty to Jehovah and “conquer” Satan’s rulership by being “killed” by it. (Jehovah is the judge and He forgives them, making them pure like virgins – Compare White robes, and Zechariah 3:3-7). The witnessing work of God’s people during this time will turn from the current “niceness” of the good news of the kingdom to the urgent warning for the nations to repent and submit to Jesus’ kingdom of righteousness soon to come – or be destroyed. This message will be granted to be given to the nations in “unrighteous” ways. It becomes known and becomes as an unavoidable pestilence to the nations that drives them crazy. Eventually, the “power” (which is most likely the legal organization(s)) of the holy ones will be done away with. Some of the holy ones may die, many may be imprisoned, others persecuted in other ways but endurance is vital along with keeping free from the mark of the wild beast. Jesus suffered injustices and Jehovah left him for a time – to be fully tested. Jesus knew others would drink his “cup” also. When God’s holy people are “warred” upon, they are “killed” also. The “king of the north” will be defeated (possibly by Michael) toward the very end of this 1,290 day period – People rejoice!
At the beginning of the 45 days, Christ’s remaining brothers are gathered by the angels and become part of the bride of Christ. Jesus is standing up for God’s people. Christ also sends out his angels to collect the wicked and destroy them. It happens fast, like the flood of Noah’s day. The major part of the flood was 40 days and wiped out the wicked. Noah and his family were also sealed in the ark for a bit before the flood destroyed the wicked. The 45 days also have strong parallels with the book of Jonah. Jonah was “dead” in the fish for 3 days. He then walked to the edge of Nineveh in two days (although this interpretation may be off a bit) and it took him a day to walk the breadth of the city – An approximate total of 5 days. As he walked through Nineveh he proclaimed that in only forty days Nineveh was to be overthrown. It very well could be that the city of Nineveh heard of this prophet and his commission and his fate from ones from the boat – and now he was alive! – And he is giving his warning! – Surely his God is Almighty! From the king of Nineveh on down, the inhabitants repented and were given an “extension of time.” This opportunity is shown to kings in our future in Psalms 2:12 where it indicates kings are given a chance to “kiss” the Son so as not to be destroyed. It also coincides with Daniel 7:12 “..a lengthening in life given to them for a time and a season.” – Due to their repentance and submission. However, it seems that for the first approximate 3.5 literal days (of this 45 day period) after the complete “dashing of the power of the holy people to pieces”, they appear “dead” to the nations. Their enemies rejoice! However, they are now given a sign which they do not expect. (Revelation 11:11-13) Spirit of God enters into the holy people and a loud voice from heaven occurs saying “Come on up here” and they may experience a great literal and/or symbolic earthquake among other things (perhaps similar to what was experienced when Jesus was put to death but more on a world-wide scale). The nations are very frightened – They see their end in front of them! This is when they experience Revelation 14:6,7; “And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, and he had everlasting good news to declare as glad tidings to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people, saying in a loud voice: “FEAR God and give him glory, because the hour of the judgment by him has arrived, and so worship the One who made the heaven and the earth and sea and fountains of waters.” The nations of people know what to do…they utterly destroy false religion, repent (including submit), and give glory to our creator Jehovah! It is proper to notice that this message work is completed earth-wide by Jehovah’s means and most likely not by his holy people and certainly not with this impact. This is another reason to give glory to Jehovah! This most likely is the time spoken of in Zechariah 8:20-23 when nations eagerly take hold of “the skirt” of Jehovah’s people because they heard that Jehovah is with them!
Day 1,335 comes with those who have endured as praising Yahweh (Jehovah)! Some nations will have been given “a lengthening in life” (Daniel 7:12) most likely due to their repentant and submissive attitude. However, for a certainty, those putting faith in Jehovah will have escaped destruction and will soon realize the blessings under the rulership of the Prince of Peace. It seems as if the resurrection activity begins very soon but could have started in the 45 day period. It is hard to say exactly how soon it starts after Michael stands up or how long it lasts! However, it does seem that some during this time will not want to serve Jehovah. Will they be placed in “desert” regions either literally or symbolically or both? Time will tell. Some who are resurrected will show an improper attitude; thinking that they deserve more then others for one reason or another. (Matthew 20:1-16) We must be careful to never be ungrateful. However, the righteous will enjoy blessings as never before.
The “war” mentioned at Revelation 20:8 occurs after Jesus hands the kingdom to his father Jehovah. Prophesy indicates that when Satan is let out he influences some humans to want to take something that they are not authorized to have – Possessions of the righteous ones granted to them by Jehovah. It appears that one of the main differences between this war and that of when Jesus arrives in power is that Jehovah’s people do not have to undergo tribulation as before. For Jehovah speedily destroys Satan and his followers before they can do any harm to his people. It is at this time that Jehovah himself vindicates his name once for all time. Jehovah provides his human and spirit followers with unobstructed good! Wow!
* Regarding Jerusalem today: The borders are larger then what they were in the first century. Actually, the walls of Jerusalem from the first century seem to have resided entirely in what is known as “East Jerusalem” today and was captured by Israel in the 1967 “six day” war. Although it is good to note that the term “East Jerusalem” has different definitions. So, if one was to just view the geographical location of the original city from the first century, one could say that Israel did not have any of it since 70 CE. along with their army – both not being “trampled on” – See Daniel 8:13,14