The Prophetic Timeline

‘After These Things’ Chapter 1.3 – The Prophetic Timeline

From our book ‘After These Things – Summaries of John Nelson Darby’s Papers on Prophecy – and more…’ Compiled by Daniel Roberts. For more about this book click on the picture or CLICK HER

Events in Heaven Events on Earth
End of Church Period (now happening)[1]
Prophecy paused since AD29. Daniel 9:24-26, 12:9 Prophecy paused since AD70 Matthew 24:2, 36, Acts 1:7
  Jews returning to Israel in unbelief form a state with political existence.
  Difficult times shall be there – list in 2 Timothy 3:1-7
  The love of the many grows cold Matthew 24:12
  Technology and travel -Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Daniel 12:4
The Lord’s Coming to Rapture His Saints
Saints taken to where we belong. Philippians 3:20-21 The Rapture – saints (OT and Church) caught up to meet the Lord in the air, dead raised, bodies changed – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, John 14:3, Philippians 3:30,
Saints of the church with Christ in heaven John 14:3


Those left will believe a strong delusion 2 Thessalonians 2:17
First 3 ½ Years (1260 days)
  Twelve tribes brought together – a nation born in a day Isaiah 66:7-8, Ezekiel 36:22-27
The Lamb on the Throne Revelation 4



Saints on earth warned against being led astray Matthew 24:4-5, Mark 13:5-6. Luke 21:8, 2 Timothy 3:13
The book to be opened Revelation 5 The apostasy comes and the Man of Sin (the Antichrist) revealed

2 Thessalonians 2:3-10, 1 John 4:3 (anticipatively)

  Antichrist makes a seven-year pact with the Jews (broken after 3½ years) Daniel 9:27
  The woman rides the beast. The great harlot, Babylon representing the combined apostate religious system of the West (under Rome) controls the revived federal  Roman Empire – Revelation 17:1-9.  
Seal 1 – White horse The revived Roman Empire dominates the western world Revelation 6:1-2, Daniel 7:19-25
Seal 2 – Red horse Wars, bloodshed, rumours of wars, nation against nation Matthew 24:6-7, Mark 13:7-8.Luke 21:9-10, Revelation 6:3-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3, Haggai 2:22, Jeremiah 25:30-32
Seal 3 – Black horse Earthquake and famine – Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8, Luke 21:11, Revelation 6:5-6
Seal 4 – Pale horse Pestilence and death – Matthew 24:7, Revelation 6:7-8
Seal 5 – Souls of martyrs under the altar cry Revelation 6:9-11 Saints delivered up, persecuted and martyred in a scene of lawlessness Matthew 10:21-22, 24:10-13, Mark 13:9-13, Luke 21:16-20, John 16:2
  False prophets lead many astray Matthew 24:11, Mark 13:6
Seal 6 – Heaven removed as a book rolled up World trembles – Physical changes. People hide themselves Revelation 6:12-17
  Glad tidings of the kingdom preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations Matthew 24:14
  144,000 sealed (12,000 from each tribe) Revelation 7:1-8
Seal 7 – Silence in heaven – Golden censer Revelation 8:1-5 More thunders and earthquakes
Trumpet 1 Hail and fire mixed with blood Revelation 8:7
Trumpet 2 Burning mountain thrown into the sea Revelation 8:8-9
Trumpet 3 Star falling called wormwood turning waters bitter Revelation 8:10-11
Trumpet 4 Third or Sun, Moon, stars struck Revelation 8:12
Trumpet 5 Star thrown into the abyss, Plague of locusts like scorpions tormenting men Revelation 9:1-11
Trumpet 6 Release of four angels at River Euphrates, 200,000,000-strong cavalry, a plague of horses Revelation 9:13-21
The angel and the little book Revelation 10 Measurement of the temple. Two witnesses are slain and resurrected Revelation 11:1-11


  Earthquake – 10% of the city fell killing 7000, remnant give God glory Revelation 11:13
Trumpet 7 Worship in heaven – temple opened, and the ark of covenant seen Revelation 11:15-19 People are commanded to do homage to the image of the beast Revelation 13:15
  The ten horns shall hate the harlot – The federated Roman Empire turns against the religious system. (Revelation 17:16-17)
The woman clothed with the sun in pain to bring forth Revelation 12:1-2 She brings forth a male son – they flee to the wilderness for protection Revelation 12:5-6
War in heaven – Satan (the dragon) cast out Revelation 12:7-9 Satan comes to the earth and persecutes woman and male child Revelation 12:3-4, 12-17



Second 3 ½ Years (1260 – 1335 days)
  Beast from the sea (The Roman Empire) Revelation 13:1-8
  Beat from the earth (The Antichrist) Revelation 13:9-18
  Beast breaks his covenant with the Jews Daniel 9:27
  Woe on earth, son of desolation Matthew 24:15, Mark 13:14, Luke 21:20, Revelation13, 14:9-10, Daniel 8:11, 11:36-37
  Flight from Jerusalem, the time of Jacob’s trouble.

Matthew 24:16-22, Mark 13:14-20, Luke 21:21-24, Revelation 8:13, 11:16, Jeremiah 30:7

  People saying ‘Lo here, Lo there’ Matthew 24:23-26, Mark 13:21-28
Angel with everlasting gospel Revelation 14:6-7 Proclamation of the everlasting glad tidings  – testimony to Christ’s power Matthew 24:14, Mark 13:10, Revelation 7:1-12,14:6-7 Romans 10:14-18,  Psalm 96:1-13, 98:2, Isaiah 40:9-10
A voice from heaven, harpers and a new song

Revelation 14:1-5

The Lamb and the 144,000 (Jews and Gentiles) on Mt Sion Revelation 14:1-5
Angel announces that Babylon (idolatrous system) had fallen  Revelation 14:8  
Angel announces judgment on those with the mark of the beast Revelation 14:9-12  
Angel with the sharp sickle Revelation 14:14-16 1600 stadia (185/296km miles) of bloodshed Revelation 14:17-20
The song of Moses and the tabernacle of witness opened Revelation 15:1-8  
Vial 1 Ugly and painful sores on those with the mark of the beast Revelation 16:2
Vial 2 The sea turns to blood – everything in the sea dies Revelation 16:3
Vial 3 Fountains of waters become blood, which people drink Revelation 16:4-7
Vial 4 Sun scorches people with fire Revelation 16:8-9
Vial 5


(See also Trumpet 4)

Sun fails to give light: darkness Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24-25, Revelation 6:12, 8:12-13, 16:10-11, Joel 2:10-11, 30-31, Isaiah 24:23, Amos 8:9
Vial 6 The Euphrates dried up –Spirits of devils gather men gathered for battle at Armageddon Revelation 16:12-16
Vial 7 Earthquake flattens mountains and islands disappear (sea level rises?) – the city divided – hail of one talent (75lb/34kg – 16 ins/40cm in diameter)  Revelation 16:17-19
Rejoicing over judgment on the world Revelation 18:20  
Acclamation of glory to the Lord God omnipotent Revelation 19:1-6 People ready to die due to expectations Luke 21:25-36
Marriage supper of the Lamb. Revelation 19:6-10  
Call to the great supper of God Revelation 19:17-18 End of the false religion of Babylon Revelation 17:16 -18:3
  The collapse of the world market Revelation 18:4-19
  Battle of Armageddon (More a campaign of battles from Megiddo to Bozrah – also about 1600 stadia – see above ) Revelation 16:16, 19:19-21
  Satan bound for 1000 years Revelation 19:20, 20:1-3
The Approach of the King of Kings
Jesus comes with the church Matthew 24:27, Jude 1:14, Zechariah 14:4, Colossians 3:4, 1 Timothy 6:14, Titus 2:13 His feet touch the Mount of Olives – ‘coming with great glory’. Matthew 24:27-30 Mark 13:26, 14:62, Luke 17:24, 21:27, Acts 1:11, Psalm 50:3, Daniel 7:13-14, Zechariah,14:4, Colossians 3:4, Revelation 19:11-16
  Gathering of the elect from the four winds – Judah and Israel/ Ephraim joined Matthew 24:31, Mark 13:27, Deuteronomy 30:3, Isaiah 11:36, Ezekiel 34:11-16, 37:14-28 39:25-29
  Christ judges nations (or the judgment of the living) Matthew 25:31-46, Acts 17:31, Psalm 50:4, 96:13, Joel 3:14, Zephaniah 3:8,
  Jews look on ‘Him who they have pierced’ Zechariah 12:10, John 19:37, Revelation 1:7
  The new covenant with Israel Jeremiah 31:28-40
  The Millennium Revelation 20:5-6, 21:9-27, 22:22:1-5, Isaiah 2:4, , 11:6-9, 32:1, Micah 4:7,Habakkuk 2:14, Zechariah 14:9, Psalm 45:3-9, Jeremiah 23:5-8, Romans 11:26
  The Prince and the Temple Ezekiel 40-48 Zechariah 6:11-13,
  Satan loosed for a short time Revelation 20:3
  Satan defeated

Revelation 20:8-10

The End
  Great White Throne Revelation 20:11-15, 21:8
New heaven and new earth Revelation 21:1-8, 2 Peter 3:13 – The Day of God
Christ delivers up the kingdom that God may be all in all 1 Corinthians 15:23-28  


[1] Whilst these events have been happening during the last 100 or so years, especially since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, they are not preconditions to the Raptur


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