Tribulation has already begun
New book will reveal the details
by: Tom Kovach
June 25, 2008
All the signs of the start of the period called
The Tribulation — predicted in the Bible
as a seven-year period before the return of Jesus
the Christ — have already occurred. This
is only part of the research that I've uncovered
recently while working on a new book. Events are
happening so rapidly that I literally cannot type
fast enough to keep pace. Hence, this column is
meant to give readers — Christian and otherwise
— information that will inspire them to
search the truths of the Holy Bible for themselves.
There is still time to "work out your salvation."
Many people have been taught — quite wrongly
— that there will not be any Christians
here on Earth when The Tribulation begins. Those
misguided Christians are basing their hopes on
a "get out of jail free card" called
a "Pre-Tribulational Rapture." The idea
that The Rapture — the sudden, bodily "snatching
away" of Christians up into Heaven —
will occur prior to The Tribulation is a prophetic
equivalent of a "prosperity gospel"
that gives people a false sense of hope and security.
That false sense could easily usher in the great
For several months, I've been doing research
for a new book. The original working title was
Are We Already in the End Times?, but I recently
changed the title from a question to a statement.
The new title is Tribulation: 2008. In the book,
I identify four distinct periods of Biblical timing:
the Latter Days, the End Times, the Tribulation,
and the Great Tribulation. Many people seem to
think that all four periods are the same, but
are called by different names in different parts
of the Bible. Not so. This past weekend, the signs
were put in place to move us from the End Times
into The Tribulation.
Some people think that The Tribulation will begin
when the first of the Seven Seals are opened from
around the scroll described in Chapter Six of
Revelation. Not so. That was the beginning of
the Latter Days. And, the first seal was opened
more than one hundred years ago! The period of
the Latter Days was intended to get mankind thinking
about the approaching End Times. For some, it
worked. But, for many, it did not. (Jesus predicted
that "scoffers" would mock the signs,
even if they were revealed plainly.)
The End Times was a much shorter period of time.
It had a very specific beginning, which was noted
by a specific political event — which was
linked to the opening of the seventh seal, almost
15 years ago. The End Times were intended to "turn
up the heat," so that people who might have
ignored the signs of the Latter Days should be
awakened to spiritual realities. Many did awaken,
but many more did not.
The Tribulation is a period of testing for Christians,
and a period of revealing the truth of Jesus the
Christ as the Messiah of Israel. Jesus predicted
that many Christians would "fall away"
during the End Times, and many more would during
The Tribulation. Time magazine has just released
the results of huge survey that indicates many
Christians do not believe that Jesus is the only
way to eternal life .
It is no accident — even if its authors
do not see the significance of the timing —
that the survey was released at the time of the
Summer Solstice of 2008. The Tribulation is a
seven-year period that is divided into two halves,
each 3.5 years long. If you add 3.5 years to the
Summer Solstice of 2008, you arrive at the Winter
Solstice of 2012. That day "just happens"
to be the last day of the Mayan calendar. Many
scientists think that the Mayan calendar, a carved
stone wheel, is the most accurate calendar on
Earth. Yet, it is incapable of calculating a date
beyond 21 December 2012. Coincidence?
If you go forward 3.5 years from the Winter Solstice
of 2012, you arrive at the Summer Solstice of
2015. That date "just happens" to be
in the middle of a tetrad of solar and lunar eclipses.
Such a tetrad has only appeared three times in
the past five hundred years, and every one of
those tetrads was in a year significant to Jewish
and Christian history. The physical description
of the tetrad "just happens" to match
the Biblical description of what Jesus predicted
would happen immediately after "the tribulation
of those days."
But, wait, there's more!
This past weekend also matched the period described
in Revelation 8:5, when an angel takes fire from
the altar of God and throws it to the Earth. More
than 800 wildfires started in a single day in
California this past weekend, as the result of
an 'unprecedented' lightning storm of a type called
"dry lightning." The triggering event
in the Bible takes place immediately after the
"silence in Heaven," and as the seven
angels prepare to blow their seven trumpets that
cause disasters on Earth during The Tribulation.
(For a presentation on the "silence in Heaven,"
its duration on Earth, and the event that marks
its beginning, readers will need to wait for the
book, which should be completed soon.) The wildfires
form a virtual ring around the infamous Bohemian
Grove, where leaders from business and government
gather to perform pagan rituals during the Dog
Days of Summer. If the huge number of fires were
to heat up the sub-surface rock formations, could
that trigger an earthquake? (The next thing in
the sequence of Revelation 8:5 is an earthquake.)
And, if an earthquake does happen, then perhaps
the scoffers in the "lamestream" news
media will mock it as a "mere coincidence"
that the lightning storm happened during the Jewish
Sabbath that immediately followed the re-instatement
of homosexual "marriage" in the State
of California. And, if so, perhaps they would
also mark it as "mere coincidence" that
the Bohemian Grove was founded by San Francisco
journalists that wanted to promote a sexually-loose
During this same past weekend, new persecutions
began against Christians. One of those persecutions,
the deporting of Christian pastors, was recently
begun by a country that was previously recognized
as a "Christian nation" — the
United States of America! When a Christian nation
begins to deport Christian pastors, that should
get the attention of Bible prophecy students.
When the trumpets begin to blow, and that should
start quite soon, then the disasters on Earth
will be unmistakable. The events of the past hundred-plus
years should be unmistakable to serious Bible
readers. But, admittedly, I had overlooked some
of the signs until I began to do this concentrated
research. That research was sparked by someone's
question to me about whether Barack Obama could
be The Antichrist.
The answer to that question (it might surprise
you), and many more, will be in the book, Tribulation:
Keep your eyes open; and, "... look up,
and lift up your heads, because your redemption
Tom Kovach lives near Nashville, is a former
USAF Blue Beret, and has written for several online
publications. In 2006, he published his first
book. He is also an inventor, a horse wrangler,
a certified paralegal, and a network talk-radio
host. He is available to speak to your group.
To learn more, visit: www.TomKovach.us