I recently lost someone very close to me, and in the midst of my mourning began to wonder how long it mightbe before I could see her again. Since God has revealed many things to me over the last 7 years, it occurred to me that he would also be willing to reveal the general time of the great tribulation. Now I know that some of you are probably thinking that we can't possibly know when that time will be until it actually happens, because of Mat 24:36 which says ... "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." This however is just a false doctrinal belief which threatens to keep the church in the dark until the last possible minute. But Jesus said ... "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (Mat 7:7)" Although there are other scriptures which further prove what I'm saying here, I'd rather leave it for now, so that I can explain something else. The first answer I received concerning my question about when the great tribulation will happen, originates from a special number in the book of Revelation. You've heard the expression that numbers don't lie, and this revelation is no exception to that rule, and what it reveals can be no less than the light at the end of the tunnel for all of us. Rev 9:16 says ... "And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:, and I heard the number of them." That's a pretty big number, and for a long time now, some of us have believed that it refers to the Chinese army, because they've been boasting for decades that they can put 200 million men into the field, but that was really just one of Satans deceptions to mislead us, so that we wouldn't notice the rise of his true kingdom in the form of radical Islam, otherwise we might possibly have done something to limit Muslim immigration into the West. As things now stand though, I believe that Satan's plan is almost ready to be launched. Tactically speaking, this is a well known move called a feint, which is solely for the purpose of distracting you're opponent so that you can strike without being seen. I'm no newby when it comes to recognizing the danger of Islam, and have been giving warnings about it since the Lord called me to do so in 2007. The 200 million are therefore going to be radical Islamists, and if we first begin by determining the correct percentage of Muslims who are extremists, then it would surely give us a clue as to when the 200 million will come into existence, and also the general time of when the great tribulation will happen, and after carefully studying the statistics of various countries, it soon became clear that somewhere between 13 to 15 percent of the worlds Muslims are extremists. But there's just one problem with this way of thinking. If we say that there are about 1.7 billion Muslims in todays world, and then calculate just 13% of that number, then it leaves us with a number of 221 million, which just doesn't work, because it's greater than the 200 million predicted by the book of Revelation. But then God revealed something else to me which really changed the complexion of the whole thing. The 200 million are going to be an all male group, and there are good reasons for this which I've explained in my work, but I won't go into it right now. After eliminating women from the calculation, it would therefore leave us with only 110 million of the 200 million extremists in the world of today. It's also necessary to take into account the fact that there would be more male extremists than females, because of greater natural levels of male aggression, and that would raise the number to about 132 million. It's plain to see that the great tribulation just can't happen yet, until the 200 million number has been reached, but using information from the Pew Research Center as a guide to the growth rate of Muslim numbers in the world, it tells us that there will be about 198 million male extremists by the year 2030. But that isn't the end of it though, because there's another strong factor which will probably cause the 200 million to come into existence even sooner, which is the influence of the antichrist, because we can expect a significant rise in the number of extremists when he appears on the scene. At this present time it looks like Muslims are fighting against the Islamic State movement in the Middle East, but the antichrist will soon change all of that, because 2Ti 3:13 says ... "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." What this means is that the 13 to 15% of Muslims who are radicals, will come to hate us even more than they do now. The antichrist will unite all of the wicked Islamist radicals of the world under one banner, and if his presence increases their numbers by just 3 to 5%, then the great tribulation could begin as early as 2020. As you can see from this, it's far more likely that the great tribulation will begin a bit earlier rather than later! And that's where another important factor comes into play, namely the exact number of 200 million. The Pew Research Center shows us that Muslim numbers are increasing at a consistently steady rate, and when Rev 9:16 says ... "and I heard the number of them", it's referring to an exact number which cannot be changed, or exceeded, which tells us that the end is near, because if the number of extremists continues to grow until it reaches 201 million, then it would turn the prophecy of Rev 9:16 into a lie. There is even more strong evidence in a PDF to support everything I've said here, and you can get it from here.