Jacob’s trouble is a prophesy about 70 AD

Jacob’s trouble is a term used once in scripture… Jer. 30:7. Because of the time of Jacob’s trouble produces a scattering of the people of Israel to the 4 winds, this time refers to 70 AD. Isaiah tells us that when Israel becomes a nation again it will never be scattered again. This happened in 1948. The time of Jacob’s trouble is an event of the past. Why then is it important for the time of “Jacob’s trouble” to be considered the great tribulation? For one reason and one reason alone. It is to separate Israel from the church so that the pretrib doctrine can exist. With the separation we can attempt to have Paul write to the Gentile church and Jesus address Israel. That is as long as we overlook Peter  (2 Peter 3:10) who wrote to the Gentile church and gave them the same message the Jesus (Matthew 24:29-35) gives Israel.



  1. Your characterization of Jacob’s trouble as a time when Israel was scattered is in error. Israel will survive through this time. They will flee to the wilderness, probably in Jordan, but they are not going into captivity, they will be protected by the Lord there.

    Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? 7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. 8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: 9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. 10 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid. 11 For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

    I don’t know what translation you are using, but the AV shows quite clearly that Israel’s bonds will be broken. That does not sound like they are being taken in captivity at this time.

    Also note the phrase ” for that day is great, so that none is like it” is much like Jesus’ statement of Daniel 12:1 and Matthew 24:21, as I noted in my most recent reply to your contentions at http://housetops.me/2014/04/23/rapture-of-whom-when/

    The truth is I have answered most, if not all, of your contentions in my book, which you can see at http://www.thespiritofprophecy.ca



    1. Jordan is a very huge difference from the “the north country” Jer. 31:8. In fact it isn’t North at all, but East. Nor is Jordan from the “coasts of the earth”… no coast in Jordan… it’s land locked. The error appears to be yours.

      Captivity? This concept is key… huge difference between captivity and being scattered abroad. Was I not clear that the time of Jacob’s trouble is not known for it’s captivity, but rather for it’s dispersal of people scattering to foreign lands. It is true that a few were taken in slavery in Rome, however over time their captivity turned into the scattered residence that they held after generations. Just like the black slaves in the U.S. now taken up residency rather than living in the slavery of their ancestors.


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