THE FIRST THING JOHN SAW AFTER JESUS OPENED THE SEALS was a rider on a white horse, followed by wars, famine, and death. This rider will be the “Antichrist” the counterfeit Messiah. The Great Tribulation will begin when he is revealed, sometime after the rapture of the church. (2 Thess 2:5-12). The world will see him as a hero when he brings peace to the Middle East (Dan.9:24-27). But 3 ½ years later he will stand in the Holy Place of the rebuilt temple and demand to be worshipped as God (Dan.9:27&Matt.24:15). These actions will bring about the wrath of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who gave Himself as a sacrifice for our sins. Christ will pour out His wrath on earth. Jesus called this the Great Tribulation, and it is described in Rev. chapters 6 through 19.