The 40 year refinement period is a Biblical Pattern that has been used over and over again. This 'period of testing' is a purity test to bring out impurities or help build up faith. It can also be used in referring judgement in a positive or negative outcome. In some cases, the period can be days rather than years. Moses, Elijah, and Jesus all fasted for 40 days. However, a 40 year refinement period in triplicate intensifies the seriousness of the judgment coming for those unable or unwilling to be refined. For example, the intensity of the 'woes' to come to those dwelling on earth is forecast by the triple repetition of the declaration “woe.”—Re 8:13
Can each "woe" represent a 40 year period of refinement? If it does, can we expect the 'woes' to come to their end? Brother Russell referred to the end of the Gentiles to be followed by 'a time of trouble' and that this would take place in 1914. So wouldn't the time of trouble have a beginning and an end ? (1914 + 120 = 2034) When 'the time of trouble' ends, then what? Well, the 'woes' are being directed to whom? Those dwelling on the earth, pointedly the kingdoms of the earth that Satan offered to Jesus. Now you know why Satan offered those kingdoms to Jesus, and why Jesus refused them!
Ever since 1914, Satan has been building his organization on earth 'to go out to the kings of the entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.' (Rev 16:14) This organization was first called the League of Nations, then was revived by Satan as the United Nations today. So how are the kings of the entire inhabited earth being gathered? By demonic propaganda. 17 Goals to Transform Our World, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection."
Soon, the 'woes' will come to their end and the demons will shout with glee! The Great Tribulation is an outbreak of “Peace and security!” It's Spiritual. At this point in time, Jesus separates the sheep from the goats, extending his Father's Life Force to the sheep who make up the Great Crowd. The faithful keep on living from Satan's System into Christ Millennial Reign, the wicked die off in the same manner as Adam and Eve with a shortened life span. "All the peoples of the earth will have to see that Jehovah’s name has been called upon you, and they will be afraid of you." (Deuteronomy 28:10) The wicked can lament all they want, but those dying the second death, have no Recourse and will know it!
2034 is not an end all date either, the separation work and the summoning of the anointed remnant will cover a little time as our brothers and sisters come to life. There is a point in time coming that if a person becomes unfaithful like Adam and Eve did, even though they were Perfect, everlasting life is no longer in view. Online Bible Study Lessons