This multi-book series is an epic saga that follows a diverse set of characters through the seven-year Tribulation into the Millennium. Pastors, prayer warriors, CIA agents, Illuminati leaders, the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet vie against each other and God in this compelling drama that presents a strong Biblical case for a pre-wrath rapture that occurs after the midpoint of the Tribulation. This first book covers the pre-Tribulation period that Jesus calls the "beginning of sorrows" up to the emergence of the Anti-Christ and False Prophet. As the world is flung into great travail, a small group of Christians leads the way in coping with increased persecution midst the virtual collapse of the social order. By properly interpreting prophetic Scriptures, they have prepared well-stocked hideaways from which to offer sustenance and salvation to a troubled world. Meanwhile, two pastors from different ends of the Christian spectrum collaborate to convert an Illuminati leader and Deputy Director of the CIA into a mole within the shadowy leadership of the demonically coordinated New World Order. Satan's strategies are exposed while God's end-time power begins to work through those who are called to be the light of truth within the gross darkness that covers the earth. Pastor John Jacobsen was a Director of Management Science at two Fortune 100 corporations, an executive in the software industry, and President of Meals-on-Wheels in Prescott, Arizona. He became a pastor in 2001 and was the founder of the Gospel of Grace Food & Clothing Bank and the Lion of Judah ministries. Pastor Jacobsen also served as the Prayer Coordinator for Yavapai County in Arizona for several years. Reared a Lutheran, John became a pastor in a Pentecostal church and now considers himself to be non-denominational.