The next event on the prophetic calendar is the rapture, then the seven year tribulation, then the second coming, then the Millenium, then the judgment.
The word 'rapture' means 'to be caught up', or'snatched away'. Jesus will approach the earth and call all the Christians to come up to Him. He will not 'touch down' on earth at this time. We will spend the seven year tribulation that will come upon the earth with Jesus in heaven. Born again Christians will not go through the Great Tribulation.
After the seven year Great Tribulation Jesus will touch down on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The Christians will accompany Him, and will help Him rule for one thousand years. Jesus said that the whole world will see His Second Coming, as the lightening flashes from the east to the west. Jesus will not return to the earth for at least seven years from now..
At the end of the Millenium (thousand year reign of Jesus on the earth) the unrighteous dead are resurrected and judged.
These are indeed Prophetic truth being unfolded..Great tribulation is more.Its when all governments will turn against false religion. All of this is in Rev..It is noteworthy that the apostle Paul referred to the execution of God’s judgment upon the ungodly as tribulation. He wrote: “This takes into account that it is righteous on God’s part to repay tribulation to those who make tribulation for you, but, to you who suffer tribulation, relief along with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels in a flaming fire, as he brings vengeance upon those who do not know God and those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus.” (2Th 1:6-8) The book of Revelation shows that “Babylon the Great” and “the wild beast” have brought tribulation upon God’s holy ones. (Re 13:3-10; 17:5, 6) It therefore logically follows that the tribulation to come upon “Babylon the Great” and “the wild beast” is included in the “great tribulation.”—Re 18:20; 19:11-21.
governments are signified by the kings
This world has been in the last days, or “the conclusion of the system of things,” since the year 1914. (Matt. 24:3) Very soon now, what Jesus called the “great tribulation” will occur. (Read Matthew 24:21.) That unparalleled tribulation will bring Satan’s entire world to its end. But how does the great tribulation begin? And how does it end?
17 The great tribulation will begin suddenly. Yes, “Jehovah’s day” will come unexpectedly “whenever it is that they are saying: ‘Peace and security!’” (Read 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3.) The foretold tribulation will begin when the nations think that they are close to solving some of their big problems. The sudden destruction of “Babylon the Great,” the world empire of false religion, will catch the world by surprise. Kings and others will be amazed when judgment is executed upon Babylon the Great.—Rev. 17:1-6, 18; 18:9, 10, 15, 16, 19.
18 At a critical point, there will be “signs in sun and moon and stars,” and “the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven.” We can then ‘raise ourselves erect because our deliverance is getting near.’ (Luke 21:25-28; Matt. 24:29, 30) Satan, or Gog, will turn his forces against God’s people. But regarding those attacking his faithful servants, Jehovah says: “He that is touching you is touching my eyeball.” (Zech. 2:8) Therefore, Satan’s attempt to destroy them will not succeed. Why? Because the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will react promptly in order to deliver his servants.—Ezek. 38:9, 18,19.
When God takes action against the nations, ‘they will know that he is Jehovah.’ (Ezek. 36:23) He will send his executional forces—myriads of spirit creatures led by Christ Jesus—to destroy the rest of Satan’s system on earth. (Rev. 19:11-19) When we remember that on one occasion it took just one angel only a single night to “strike down a hundred and eighty-five thousand” of God’s enemies, we can be confident that the heavenly army will easily destroy every vestige of Satan’s system on earth as the great tribulation culminates in Armageddon. (2 Ki. 19:35; Rev. 16:14, 16) Satan and his demons will be abyssed for a thousand years. Eventually, they will be destroyed.—Rev. 20:1-3.