The purpose of this chart is to illustrate the big picture, a map that allows for a 35,000 foot view of the multifaceted prophecy signs in the book of Revelation. The Revelation provides the clearest biblical portrait of the events of Daniel's 70th week, which deals with all the specifics of the End Times. I believe the Prewrath position best supports the timing of the complex and chaotic events. Prewrath teaches a sequential and consecutive chronological framework for the seals, trumpets, and bowls which is tremendously helpful to the understanding the flow of the book.
The Revelation is a book of prophecy foretelling God’s plan for the end of the world and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The Revelation gives Christians more detail about end-times events than any other book in the Bible. Add to it the Book of Daniel, Matthew 24 (the Olivet Discourse), and 2 Thessalonians 2 and we have a thorough description of the prophetic period known as “the end times.” The “end times” is a reference to a short 7-year prophetic period called Daniel’s 70th week. During this seven-year period there will be specific prophetic signs that will identify and confirm if we are living in the last days. This knowledge will help us to be prepared and ready to warn those who choose to listen. In other words, when we begin to see the fulfillment of these specific end-time signs, we will know the Second Coming of Jesus is very near (within the seven-year period known as Daniel’s 70th week).
The Revelation serves as a guide for those who will be alive at that future time. For this reason, God wants us to be prepared and to understand this end-times prophecy. Many prophecies concerning the Messiah’s First Coming have already been fulfilled, but many regarding His Second Coming remain unfulfilled (about half). The Book of Revelation answers the question “What will occur during the last days (Daniel’s 70th week)?”