The Nature of the Tribulation – II Peter 3:10

 

  1. What do we mean by “the Tribulation?” (The seven years period of God’s wrath poured out on earth).
  2. According to Daniel how long will the Tribulation last? (One week).
  3. Name two other Biblical titles given to this period of time? (“Jacob’s Trouble” – Jere. 29:1-10 and the “Day of the Lord”).
    1. What is the length of the usual Biblical “day?” (24 hours).
    2. Does the Day of the Lord last this long? (No).
  4. How many times is “the day of the Lord” found in the Bible (4, 14, 24, 34)? (24 times).
    1. How many times is “the day of the Lord’s wrath/vengeance/etc.” found in the Bible? (Many).
    2. How many times is “the day of Christ” found in the Bible? (3 times).
  5. Will the Day of the Lord begin suddenly or after God-given warnings? (I Thess. 4:13-5:5; II Pet. 2:9-13).
    1. So will the Day of the Lord begin with the Millennium?
    2. Based on II Peter 2 and related verses when will the Day of the Lord end? (At the end of the Millennium).
  6. How long will the Day of the Lord last? (Apparently about 1007 years).
  7. What will be the primary characteristic of the Day of the Lord? (Judgment)
    1. Isaiah 2:12 – For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
    2. Isaiah 13:6 – Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
    3. Isaiah 13:9 – Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
    4. Isaiah 34:8 – For it is the day of the LORD’S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
  8. Primarily, for whom is the Day of the Lord intended? (Israel).
  9. Will the rest of the people on earth not be affected by the judgments of the Tribulation?
  10. Will the Tribulation be a time of peace? (Rev. 6:1-4).
  11. As the seals of Revelation 6 are opened and the trumpets are blown what will happen to the general population of the earth? (Isaiah 24:1-6).
  12. What will happen to the waters of earth during the Tribulation? (Rev. 8:8-11).
  13. What will happen to the forests of earth during the Tribulation? (Rev. 8:7).
  14. What will the sky be like during the Tribulation? (Joel 2:1-2; Amos 5:16-20; Zeph. 1:14-18).
  15. How stable will the world’s economy be during the Tribulation? (Zeph. 1:18; Rev. 13:16-17).
  16. Are these verses describing literal events or should they be understood figuratively?
  17. Will the events of the Tribulation be confined to the earth? (Luke 21:25-26).
  18. What will be the general state of human emotion during the Tribulation? (Rev. 6:15-17).
  19. Who is the source and cause of all this death and destruction? (Isa. 24:1; 26:21; Joel 1:15; Rev. 14:10, etc.)
  20. Will the Tribulation be a time of Jehovah’s wrath alone? (Rev. 12:12-17).
  21. What would happen to humanity if the Tribulation would be extended to 8 or 10 years? (Matt. 24:21-22).
  22. What will be the general history of Israel during the Tribulation? (War, peace secured by the Antichrist, his betrayal and declaration of deity, severe persecution, repentance, – all over-shadowed by the Lord’s general judgment – recognition of the Messiah).
  23. What is it often called when the Antichrist shall declare himself God? (Daniel 9:27).
  24. What will happen when, at the end of the Tribulation, Israel repents before God? (Deut. 4:23-31).