Tribulation-Thlipsis (Greek Word Study)
Tribulation (2347) (thlipsis from thlibo = to crush, press together, squash, hem in, compress, squeeze in turn derived from thláo = to break) originally expressed sheer, physical pressure on a man. Thlipsis is a strong term which does not refer to minor inconveniences, but to real hardships.
The Last Days
We will begin with a crude schematic which is an attempt to show the relationship of the Last Days to the Day of the Lord and other crucial end time events:
Jeremiah 30:7-The Time of Jacob's Trouble
Source: Chart by Tim LaHaye and Thomas Ice - click to enlarge - See time of Jacob's Trouble in "Tribulation" on Right Side
The Great Tribulation
The term Great Tribulation was first used by Jesus in Matthew 24:15 in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24-25), in which He addressed His Jewish disciples Peter, James and John (Mark 13:3) who had asked Him "when will these things be (destruction of the Temple - Mt 24:2), and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" (Mt 24:3) There are two other uses of the exact phrase "great tribulation" in the Revelation...
Genesis 49 Commentary
THE LAST DAYS
Genesis 49:1 Then Jacob summoned his sons and said, "Assemble yourselves that I may tell you what will befall you in the days to come (Hebrew - acharith; Lxx = eschatos hemera = last days [ep eschaton ton hemeron]).
Deuteronomy 4:30 Commentary
A PROPHETIC PASSAGE:
THE LATTER DAYS
Deuteronomy 4:30 When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days you will return to the LORD your God and listen to His voice.
SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANCE
OF "THE LATTER DAYS"
Last-Eschatos (Greek Word Study)
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Heaven - D L Moody
BY D. L. MOODY
Where It Is, Its Inhabitants, And How To Get There - THE CERTAINTY OF GOD'S PROMISE OF A LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE, AND THE REWARDS THAT ARE IN STORE FOR FAITHFUL SERVICE. AS GLEANED FROM SACRED SCRIPTURE.