The great tribulation is coming, the reign of the antichrist shall usher in the great tribulation.
And it was given him to rule only for 42months Revelation 13:5
But during the time of his reigning the Christians will be his most target because it was given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. Revelation 13:7
Because many Christians shall refuse his mark, the number of his name 666, his image. This why it shall be so punitive because many shall be killed for refusing the beast mark and, many will be in prison, and punished. Revelation 13:16-18
Revelation 13:10, He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints
Because it was not given to the saints to fight back at that moment because their hands must not be stain with blood of the wicked because it is the hour of a great purification and final test.
Daniel 12:10, Many shall be purified, and made white, and tired; but the wicked shall do wickedly and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
During the time of the great tribulation, those that shall be appointed to tortured the saints will think they are doing the right thing including the enemies of CHRIST and all those that shall support the beast. But their own suffering, torment, punishment, shall be forever and ever.
The 42months then will be like thousand year in the eyes of the saints because the punishment and suffering they will all pass through will be so punitive, extremely punitive.
But JESUS said, Be you faithful to death, and I will give you a crown of life. Revelation 2:10 the last paragraph.
Again, this is where CHRIST made mention of the hour of temptation which shall come upon all the whole world. to try them that dwell upon the earth. (The great tribulation)
Revelation3:10 the last paragraph
And in Matthew 24:21 JESUS made it clear that there shall be a great tribulation.
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no nor ever shall be.
Verse 22, And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Truly if GOD does not shortened the day, who knows maybe some Christians would not be able to endure the pain anymore.
Daniel 12:12 Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
If you continue reading, CHRIST says if any man say to you, lo, here is Christ, or there believe it not, that’s means during the reign of the beast some false prophets will come out in mass to deceive Christians that CHRIST has come, oh He’s there come to him he will save you from this tribulation, and they will say He’s in the chamber, or there and here since they will also know that the Christians are expecting the LORD JESUS CHRIST after the great tribulation, and they will want to use that opportunity to deceive many Christians but JESUS said
, ” Behold, I have told you be” Mathew 24:25.
In Matthew 24:29, our LORD JESUS CHRIST made it clear that He shall come after the TRIBULATION.
Also in Mark 13:24