The big prophecy we are watching is the 6th trumpet war. We constantly see and hear things in the news that draw us closer and closer to the fulfillment of this prophecy.
However many people don’t believe this war is going to happen soon because of what they have been taught. Many people believe that the rapture is going to happen before the seals, trumpets, and vials ever happen. People have this preconceived notion that the seals, trumpets, and vials all happen during the tribulation. The two main reasons for this are they have been taught that the tribulation is the wrath of God and that the book of Revelation is in chronological order. The problem is neither one of these are true.
Revelation 12:12 shows us that the tribulation is the wrath of Satan.
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. (Revelation 12:12 KJV)
This will be the time of Satan’s final attempt to corrupt humanity and Satan will do this through the Antichrist. Revelation 13:2 and Revelation 13:4 show us that the dragon gave him, the beast, his power. Revelation 12:9 and Revelation 20:2 reveal to us that the dragon is Satan. So Satan will pour out his wrath through the Antichrist. This is why we find the Antichrist warring against the saints in Daniel 7:25 and Revelation 13:7.
Also the book is not in chronological order. If it is then why does The Lord come back in Revelation 11:15 and the Antichrist begin to rule in Revelation 13? That just doesn’t make sense.
Look at the seals, trumpets, and vials as three vantage points of the end time period. The seals are the long story, the trumpets are the short story, and the vials are the real short story. We know this is true because they each end at the same event. They all culminate at the battle of Armageddon and the second coming of Jesus Christ. If you will look at the 6th seal, the 7th trumpet, and the 7th vial you will see that they end at the same event. Matthew 24:29-31 also records the same prophecy.
Challenge these things that I have told you and study them out for yourself. I am telling you these things because I want you to be ready and have understanding.