Does Jacob's Trouble occur during the Tribulation period?


Jacob is Israel (Jeremiah 30:7; Romans 11:26). This period of time is also called “Daniels’s Seventieth Week” (Daniel 9). In history, the first 69 weeks involve Israel (9:24) and it follows that the seventieth or final week must also involve Israel. Chapters 30 and 31 summarize Israel’s endurance in the hour of Tribulation. All Old Testament prophets affirm this truth. In Ezekiel 38,39, seventeen different passages mark Israel as the victim of Gog and Magog’s deadliest war.

Jacob’s trouble is so named because of Jeremiah’s prophecy: Alas! for that day is great so that none is like it; it is even the Time of Jacob’s Trouble (Jeremiah 30:7). He was speaking of the seven-year period known as the Tribulation. With the removal of the Church, earth plunges into its most horrendous hour (Matthew 24:21).

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