God does not give us the precise time when His judgement, discipline and punishment will begin, but He has given us its precise timing. The various descriptions indicate that there will be two sections: the bad (called The Tribulation) and the very bad (The Great Tribulation.) Daniel’s reaction and response to the terrible news the angel is bringing, is understandable.
Then I, Daniel, looked; and there stood two others, one on this riverbank and the other on that riverbank. And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?”
Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.
The angel’s answer computes to 3.5 years which other prophets confirm this is the timing of the second half of the trouble. That God gives other prophets exactly the same time period proves its accuracy.
PRAY MORE PASTORS AND TEACHERS WILL TEACH THE WHOLE WORD OF GOD, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON END TIMES.