Amos 5:18-20
Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord!
To what end is it for you?
The day of the Lord is darkness and not light.
As if a man  did flee from a lion,  and a bear met him;
or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall,
and a serpent bit him.
Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light?
Even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Joel 2:1-2
Blow ye the  trumpet in Zion,  and sound an alarm in my
holy mountain:  let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
for the day of  the Lord cometh,  for it is nigh at hand;
A day of darkness and of gloominess,  a day of clouds
and of thick darkness,  as the morning spread upon the
mountains: a great people and a strong;  there hath not
been ever the like,  neither shall be  any more after it,
even to the years of many generations.    

1 Thess. 5:2-6
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord
so cometh as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden
destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman
with child; and they shall not escape.
But ye,  brethren,  are not in darkness,  that that day
should overtake you as a thief, ye are all the children of
light, and the children of the day; we are not of the night,
nor of darkness.
Therefore  let us  not sleep,  as do others;  but let us
watch and be sober.
We have heard  for many years  the teaching  that the
coming of the Lord  will take place  before the time of
great tribulation upon the earth.  Yet the Bible tells us  
that the  revelation of  the end time  was sealed up  
(secured, confined, or cannot be revealed) until the
day and the time that is spoken of approaches.

Dan. 8:26
And the vision of the evening and the morning which
was told is true:  wherefore shut thou  up the vision;
for it shall be for many days.   

Dan. 12:4
But thou, O Daniel,  shut up the words,  and seal the
book, even to the time of the end:  many shall run to
and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.    

Dan. 12:9
And he said,  Go thy way, Daniel:  for the words are
closed up and sealed till the time of the end.    

Isa. 29:11-12
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words
of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that
is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith,
I cannot, for it is sealed:
And the book  is delivered to him  that is not learned,
saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not
learned.

We,  as God's people,  should seek to  understand the
book of Revelation in these last days, and to be aware
of the things that are coming upon the earth; for we are
not the children of darkness,  but we are children of the
light.  God doesn't want  His people to  be in darkness
concerning the  events that  are going to  take place in
the last days; that's why He has given us the revelation
of the end time in the Word of God.

The children of God  have a way  of escape prepared
for them  when it comes time  for the  "Wrath of God"  
to be poured out: but during the "Tribulation" God sets
a seal  upon His people  that will  keep them  from the
destruction that will be taking place during the sounding
of the seven trumpets.

Pro. 1:33
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely,
and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Matt. 24:29-31
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the
sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of
the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall appear the
sign of the Son of man in heaven:
And then  shall all the  tribes of  the earth mourn,  and
they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of
heaven with power and great glory.
And he shall  send his angels  with a great sound of a
trumpet,  and they shall gather together his elect from
the four winds,  from one end of heaven to the other.
  

Here in this scripture we are told  that Christ sends His
angels to gather together His people  
after the days of
tribulation
.  The word  "tribulation"  means a  time of
great trouble;  this is not the  time of the pouring out of
God's wrath. The saints of God shall be taken from the
earth
after the time of great tribulation,  but before the
time of the pouring out of God's wrath
upon the wicked
and the unbeliever.

When we study  the book  of Revelation  we should
remember that  God's Word  is an eternal,  unbroken
circle: there is no end to God,  nor His Word.  Those
things which are written  in the book of Revelation, at
the end of the Bible,  are linked to the Old Testament,
at the  beginning of  the Bible.  The Word of God is
eternal and unbroken:  the end always  refers back to
the beginning. The Old Testament is the door to under-
standing the book of Revelation; and the Spirit of God
is the key  that unlocks  that door.  So don't base your
belief on  an interpretation  of the book  of Revelation
that doesn't have  a foundation built on Bible Scripture
and the Old Testament.

The truth that God  is revealing in these last days,  and
the truth  that God  would have  His people  to know is
that the Church will remain upon the earth until after the
time of the  "Great Tribulation;"  but it will  be caught
away by Jesus Christ  before the  "Wrath" of God is
poured out upon the wicked who are left. But there will
be nothing  for God's people  to fear,  for Jesus is our
Ark of safety when the storm begins to rage.

Psalm 91:5-8
Thou shalt not be afraid  for the terror by night;  nor for
the arrow that flieth by day;  nor for the  pestilence that
walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth
at noonday.
A thousand shall  fall at thy side,  and ten thousand at
thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with  thine eyes  shalt thou  behold and  see the
reward of the wicked.
  

In the  seventh chapter  of the book  of Revelation we
see that  God's people  are sealed  in their foreheads
with God's seal so that none of the plagues and those
destructive forces sent from God can harm them.
Why would God tell the four angels not to hurt the earth,
neither the sea,  nor the trees,  until His servants were
sealed in their foreheads if He was going to take them
out of the  destruction  to come?  There would  be no
need for a seal of protection if we were not going to
be in the midst of great trouble.

God kept  the children of Israel  safe in  the land of
Goshen while the rest of Egypt suffered plagues and
death all about them; and although God's people did
remain in Egypt  while God poured out His judgment,  
God's people  were not touched  by the plagues and
the destruction experienced by the Egyptians.

Jer. 23:19-20
Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is gone forth in fury,
even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon
the head of the wicked.
The anger of the Lord  shall not return,  until he have
executed,  and till he have performed the thoughts of
his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.

It is important that God's people know the truth about
events to  take place  during the  end time,  for where
there is knowledge and assurance of the Word of God,
there is faith and power to stand.  God will make a way
of escape for his people: His seal upon their forehead
will be as the blood upon the door post  in the days of
Moses when the death angel passed over Egypt.  The
plagues and destruction  will pass over  those who are
marked by the blood of the Lamb.

Zeph. 2:3
Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which
have wrought his judgment;  seek righteousness,
seek meekness:  it may be ye shall be hid in the
day of the Lord's anger.   

In the fifth chapter  of Revelation  the book  held in the
right hand of God is written within, and on the backside,
and is sealed  with seven seals.  This book represents
the written revelation  of God's judgment  in the latter
days.  The first manifestation of the Word of God was
written: even so is the first manifestation,  or evidence,
of His judgment also written.

The loosening of the seven seals by the Lamb of God
symbolizes the time of revealing,  or knowledge being
given.  It is time for the book  and the words that were
sealed up in  the days of Daniel  to be opened  and to
be revealed,  for the written judgment of God is being
made known unto man.

A book similar in content,  to this book with the seven
seals,  was given unto Ezekiel  (Eze. 2:9-10),  that he
might read it  to the nation  of Israel;  and the book
contained prophecy,  and warning,  from God to a
rebellious, impudent, and hard- hearted people. If the
rebellious house of Israel was found worthy of God's
judgment and His recompense, how much more is the
world today worthy of judgment.

Heb. 10:29
Of how much sorer punishment suppose ye, shall he
be thought worthy,  who hath  trodden under foot the
Son of God,  and hath  counted  the blood  of the
covenant,  wherewith he  was sanctified,  an unholy
thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

Luke 21:22
For these be the days of vengeance, that all things
which are written may be fulfilled.    
What will be the extent of God's judgment in the last days?
What can we expect as the end of time draws closer?
What latter day Bible Prophecies are yet to be fulfilled?
Is this truly the Day of Revelation?
Chapter One
Joel 1:15
Alas for the day! for the day
of the Lord  is at hand, and
as a  destruction  from the
Almighty shall it come.
We are  living in  the last days,
the time of the fulfilling of latter
day prophecies in the books of
Revelation and Daniel.
Bible Prophecy
End Time Prophecy
The Word And Prophecy
The Day Of Revelation