The Destruction of the Great Tribulation (Second Half of the Seven Years)
The greatest damage to the Earth will come in the second half of the tribulation, referred to by most as the great tribulation. That is why our Lord said that He did not appoint us to the wrath. The saints of God will be home. The Bride of Christ will be on a honeymoon with her Bridegroom.
All islands will disappear and all mountains will be leveled.
Every building in the world will fall. That means the grand old castles and palaces that tourists like to visit all over Europe won't be there anymorethey will be demolished, broken beyond repair, never to be restored.
The great cathedrals will all be a heap of rubble. Many arc mere monuments to religion and were never visited by God anyway.
The great monuments of the world will no longer be there as attractions for travelerslike the Empire State Building, the Great Wall of China, the United Nations building, the new glass headquarters for the European Union, the capital building in Washington, D.C.
The parliament buildings in London will be dust in the water, as well as the Tower Bridge and the Millennium Wheelthe biggest and grandest Ferris wheel in the world.
The great statue of Christ on the mountaintop in Rio dc Janeiro will be gone.
The Panama Canal and the Erie Canal will be damaged, probably beyond use. They may have been built strong enough to withstand the earthquake until the last big one happens. The same with the great dams of the world. The dam on the Euphrates may be spared so that it can flood Israel and then dry up to aid the marching two hundred million from the North, who afterward will then perish in the final and greatest quake, the granddaddy of them all.
Oil wells will bust open and spew their crude oil in the air and probably catch fire. Pipelines and gas lines all over the world will break open and turn into infernos. In many places the world will literally be on fire.
The new temple in Jerusalem will be tramped by the gentiles. Jerusalem will be destroyed by an earthquake and flood.
The great San Francisco Bridge will collapse into the bay. as will all bridges all over the world. People will be trapped in the Florida Keys when the long bridge collapses into twisted rubble due to earthquakes and then tsunamis. Florida will be totally underwater, as will many coastlands.
Airports and runways around the world will be so damaged that planes in the air will find it difficult if not impossible to land.
All emergency serviceshospitals, police departments, fire departments, and utilitieswill be hampered in their ability to assist anyone other than in the very closest areas. Moving around will become very difficult and even extremely dangerous.
Most governments will become dysfunctional, unable to control the chaos. So much equipment will be destroyed that it may become Impossible to get aid to people. There will be mass rioting in the streets, with looting such as there has never been seen before. People who think the)' are entitled will steal and rob any store they can break into, or attack any individual they can find.
Communication will be hampered, but wireless devices and satellite communication will still give many people the ability to know what is going on around the world and to be able to keep the public informed. This will be aided by those with cell phones that operate solely off satellite transmission.
People will die from heat, with no electricity to try to stay cool. People will die from plagues, with no hospitals available to help them. Eventually, people will die from starvation because land will be burned up or ruined by flooding, and just the logistics of getting food gathered and distributed will be almost impossible.
Sinkholes will appear all over the world. Small villages will completely disappear.
For God's children, no weapon formed against them shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
In what we call, 'third-world nations." these conditions will be the worst. In some larger, more advanced nations, it might not be as bad, but it certainly will be bad enough to destroy almost everything, and life as we knew it will cease.
Those who choose to laugh at God. His Word, and the prospect of the great tribulation will be the ones who, when facing the truth, would rather blaspheme and curse God when it really happens, than admit the truth, believe and repent.
Those who choose to come to God before this begins will be the fortunate ones who will be on the first train leaving Station Earth, destination heaven, in the first rapture. This happening will be the catalyst to bring about the seven-year peace treaty between Israel and the Arab nations and Europe. The USA will always be an ally to Israel. We will continue to stand with them no matter what happens. Those who believe and leave the Earth in the first rapture at the beginning of the seven years of tribulation will be the saints who will be the bride at the marriage supper of the Lamb. The guests will be the Old Testament saints who left paradise with Jesus, the resurrected saints who join the first rapture (those of the second and third raptures), and the martyrs. The martyrs' resurrection will happen just after Jesus returns, and they will be able to witness the judgment of those who killed them.
There will be supernatural protection for those who refuse the mark of the antichrist (the beast). Jesus will make many people invisible and provide shelter. They will see miracle after miracle of provision and protection.
Those spared who become believers will be able to touch the injured and see supernatural assistance and miraculous healings.
What the earthquakes don't destroy, the angry mobs will. The lands will be full of lawlessness that leads to mass, deliberate destruction. Mobs will become predators.
There will be great destruction of government buildings and national monuments.
Those who can find it will do drugs, or drink continuously to be able to numb themselves to the horror around them. But their anger at God will only grow. They will not repent, but become fools instead.