“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, immediately after the tribulation of those days, and he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” (Matthew 24: 29–30, 31).
The war raging on this earth against the devil and his angels (Ephesians 6:12) is coming to a head with the period of great tribulation (Matthew 24:15-16, 21-22).
Jesus spoke these words of the coming time of trouble in the last years of time leading up tothe great period of tribulation, saying: “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24:713).
However, the good news is that Jesus is coming immediately after the great tribulation with God’s holy angels, led by the archangel Prince Michael, “the great prince which standeth for the children of God” (Daniel 12:1) on the Last Day for the Day of Judgment to finally end this war. The prophet Daniel foretold of the coming last years of time on this earth, said:
“AND at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book” (Daniel 12:1).