Jesus Christ made the following statement to His disciples in Matthew 24:21, For at that time there will be great distress, the kind that hasn’t taken place from the beginning of the world until now and never will again. Those words of our Lord say it all. But what exactly makes the Tribulation period so much worse and unlike any other troublesome period in human history?

Dr. Gonzalez explains that there are two primary factors:

First, it will be a worldwide event. Unlike today, where the world continually experiences localized or regional wars and conflicts, the Tribulation will affect the entire planet. Not one nation will escape the deadly effects of this unparalleled time of judgment, persecution, calamities, war, and devastation.

Second, man’s behavior and attitude. Just listen to John’s words in Revelation 6:16, And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb.

Most of us, if not all of us, have heard at some time or another or have perhaps have said it ourselves, that the end is near. Yet, despite everything we have heard and the warning signs we have seen, we fail to act or behave as if we really believed it. Well, according to John, when the Tribulation begins, man will no longer think the end is near, man will know the end is at hand and their actions and behavior will prove it. During that period, man will not seek to preserve his life; instead, he will seek death.

Dr. Gonzalez will now focus his discussion on the seven-year Tribulation period. During the next four messages, He will cover the first three and a half years.



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