Matthew 23:37-24:27; Revelation 13:1-10
Immediately following the Rapture of the church begins a seven-year period of extremes. Initially the time appears wonderful, as the Middle East finally will have peace. But halfway through the seven years, having developed a United States of Europe, the Beast will break his covenant with Israel, rule the world, and persecute both Jews and new believers. God also will unleash His wrath on the unbelieving world, so that they might repent and believe in response to a massive evangelistic campaign.
Never before in the history of the world has the stage been set so clearly preparing for the days of tribulation. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and be spared the wrath of God to come on the whole world.