The Tribulation – Daniel 12:1

 

  1. What does the word “tribulation” mean? (Affliction or trouble).
  2. How many different kinds of “tribulation” might there be?
  3. Do verses like Acts 14:22 and John 16:33 teach that the New Testament saints will go through the Tribulation?
  4. Daniel 12:1:
    1. Who are “the children of thy people”? (Israel).
    2. Does this verse tell us, that whatever this is, will take place at a specific moment in time, or is this speaking of problems general to all mankind or to Israel throughout their history?
    3. Does this verse say that this “trouble” will last a specific length of time?
    4. Who will be delivered from this trouble? (The elect of Israel).
  5. Jeremiah 30:7-9:
    1. The same Hebrew word “trouble” (Daniel 12:1) is here more specifically called what? (Jacob’s trouble).
    2. Will the time of this “trouble” be just unspecified periods of human problems, such as World War II?
    3. What are some of the things that will result from this “trouble?” (Saved, freed, Messiah, universal worship).
  6. Matthew 24:21, 29-30:
    1. Does anything in the context show that this is speaking of a time period different from Daniel or Jeremiah?
    2. What adjective is used with the word “trouble” in this case? (“Great”).
    3. What do the words “of those days” suggest? (Specific period of time).
    4. What are some of the things that this scripture declares will take place during this “trouble”?
  7. Is Mark 13:24-27 talking about the same thing as Matthew 24:29-30? (Apparently).
    1. Does the phrase “but in those days, after that tribulation” suggest an indefinite period of time? (No).
    2. What does this scripture teach will take place at the close of those days?
  8. What do the words “that hour” suggest about the trial of Revelation 3:10?
    1. Had that “hour” already begun?
  9. If Psalm 2 was speaking about the Tribulation what would it be saying?
  10. If the “weeks” in Daniel 9:24-27 are “weeks of years” or seven year periods of time:
    1. How long will the final “week” last? (Seven years).
    2. What will be the nature of that final week? (Not good).
  11. Could Isaiah 24 be talking about this Tribulation period?
  12. Revelation 13: (Revelation 6-19 is believed to be speaking about the Tribulation period).
    1. “Beasts” in the Bible often represent what? (Kingdoms)
    2. Who is represented by the Dragon (v.4.)? (Satan).
    3. Are the saints (v.7) the New Testament Christians? (Jewish Saints).
    4. What titles are often given to the beasts of this chapter? (Anti-Christ and the False Prophet).
    5. In what verses here do we read of any of the Lord’s churches?
  13. Revelation 16:
    1. Who is it that controls the judgments described in this chapter? (The Lord).
    2. Should the events of this chapter be considered as figurative?
    3. In what verses here do we read of any of the Lord’s churches?
    4. In what verses here do we read of the wrath of God? (Verses 1, 19).
    5. What has God ordained in regard to the New Testament saints and “wrath”? (I Thess. 5:1-10).
  14. Revelation 17:
    1. In what verses here do we read of any of the Lord’s churches?
  15. Revelation 19:11-21:
    1. In what verses here do we read of any of the Lord’s churches?
    2. In what verses here do we read of the wrath of God? (Verse 15).
    3. What has God ordained in regard to the New Testament saints and “wrath”? (I Thess. 5:1-10).
  16. What is the reason that some people interpret these chapters figuratively?
    1. What is the reason that some people understand these chapters to be historical rather than future?
  17. In the Book of Revelation, where is the last reference to any of God’s churches? (Chapter 3).
  18. In Revelation 4 and 5 who are the twenty-four elders? (The New Testament Saints).
  19. Where in the New Testament are you and I told to worry about, or watch for, the Tribulation? (Nowhere).

When will the Tribulation period begin? (After the return of the Lord for His saints).