The Timeline of the Tribulation – The Timing of Satan’s Appearance
By: Brandon T. Ward
At this point in our study it should be clear the Tribulation of Satan cannot occur until we witness the conflict between the Ram and the Goat whose horn will break as we documented in Chapter 2. This event gives rise to the Ten Clay Kings and marks the release of the Four Winds which also marks the completion of the Sealing of our Father’s Saints and the initiation of the Trumpets sounding. After these events and only then will we witness a Deadly Wound which marks the point in time when the great shaking in Heaven occurs, the moment when Satan is cast from Heaven to earth, the moment when the Tribulation of Satan begins.
As we journey through this Chapter we will draw on examples and parallels in God’s Word that I believe document the timing of Satan’s appearance. Remember, what we have been told about past examples in the Bible, “all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come, (1 Corinthians 10:11).
The accounts in the Bible are examples for us today, so we can better understand the past experiences of those who lived before us which provide us with a perspective of how future scriptural events will unfold. To provide us with examples for what we will face in these end times. It is up to each one of us to open God’s Word, rightly dividing it which is to read with understanding in order to make up our own minds.