2Thessalonians: Timeline Chapter 2
As with the other timelines discussed in 1Thessalonians and 2Thessalonians, the following timelines are based on the foundation of timelines that are described in this site on interpretation of scriptures using timelines, which the reader is referred to for further information. The timeline line below illustrates the basic structure of the last days (time since the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ), Hebrews 1:1-2, 2Timothy 3:1. Currently, the active time period we live in Today is in the church age, looking forward to the day of Jesus Christ. This age will continue until the snatching away (rapture) of the dead in Christ and the living believers, then there will be an unknown gap of time before the seven years of tribulation commences, Daniel 9:27. The Lord's return will end the tribulation, Revelation 19:11-21, and begin His millennial reign on earth, Revelation 20:4-6. At some short interval of time after the first 1,000 year reign of Christ, eternity future will be ushered in, Revelation 20:7-10, Revelation 21:1-27.
The following graphic, that is part of Paul's Address concerning a forged letter, points to the day of Jesus Christ. Here, Christ's judgment seat and being presented to God the Father are combined as "our gathering to Him."
The next graphic shows the timing of the day of Jesus Christ, in contrast to the period of time that the day of the Lord, or Jacob's trouble will occur, as discussed in 2Thessalonians chapter 2.
The next graphic illustrates when the Antichrist is revealed and appears on the world scene in a leadership position, as written and discussed in 2Thessalonians chapter 2.
By the midtribulation, the Antichrist will have an image of himself placed in the holy place in the tribulation temple, and will force all people to worship him.
This next graphic is provided to show the comfort to the believers in Christ Jesus, in that believers will be snatched away (raptured) before the tribulation, and then will return with Lord at the end of the tribulation.
This graphic shows the moment in time when the Antichrist will be destroyed and thrown directly into the lake of fire, as written in 2Thessalonians chapter 2.
By the midtribulation, the Antichrist will attain all his Satanic power and rule the world.
This last graphic is a summary of the above graphics, and includes a depiction of the timeframe those who were left behind and were given a spirit of delusion. This is discussed in 2Thessalonians chapter 2.