What does the Bible say about the future?
Overview of the Tribulation
The Tribulation begins with an emperor confirming a world peace treaty with Israel for seven years. Halfway through this, Satan will embody this emperor. He’ll enter the Jewish temple and declare himself to be God, to have offensive sacrifices made to himself there, and commit holocaust on the Jews. He’ll demand everyone swears allegiance to him, to worship him and take his mark of allegiance. Consider how Islamic militants such as ISIS wear an armband or headband as a mark of allegiance.
During these seven years, increasingly severe catastrophes will affect the whole Earth.
Seven seal judgements
Seven bowls of wrath
These judgements are reminiscent of the plagues of Egypt before the Exodus.
Then Jesus will come with the saints to the slaughter of Armageddon and set up his kingdom to restore the Earth to a near-Eden state and reign over the Earth for 1000 years, like the sabbath day ending the week. At the end of this there’ll be a rebellion, which will be slaughtered. Then this space-time will be destroyed to be replaced with an eternally perfect one.