Welcome to Rapture Bound Outreach Center!

Hi friends, my name is Steve and I would like to welcome you to my Rapture Bound Outreach Center — a cutting-edge, video-based Christian ministry where you will gain an expanded understanding of end times prophecy. If you live near Chicopee, Mass, consider stopping by for fellowship and video presentations concerning the Biblical signs proclaiming the nearness of Jesus Christ’s return.

Please email me at bo-benny@charter.net if you have any questions.

If you are a church-attending follower of Jesus Christ, you are probably aware of the lack of, and superficial nature of the teaching of end times Bible prophecy. My desire is to provide a platform in which people can meet face to face, discuss various end times topics, and encourage one another as we await our “catching away” or ‘Rapture” out of this fallen world (1 Thess.4:15-17; Rev.3:10).

It was back in 1983 that I was delivered out of the “matrix” of this present evil world system (2 Cor.4:3,4). My eyes were truly opened for the first time as I came to the realization that no amount of my own “goodness” could ever merit right-standing before God (Rom.4:1-8). It was only after trusting that Jesus paid for my sins personally on the cross that I received the assurance that all my sins were forgiven, and therefore would one day enter the New Jerusalem (Heaven) ..(Rom.3:24,25; Heb.10:14; 1 John 5:13; Rev.21:2). This assurance is not a “pipe dream”, it is not” too good to be true”, it is real, it is God’s promise, Praise His Name!

The topic of Bible prophecy was very instrumental in my becoming a follower of Jesus Christ. It was a very popular book on prophecy written by Hal Lindsey entitled “The Late Great Planet Earth” that awoken me to the fact that the fulfillment of Bible prophecy provided compelling and overwhelming evidence for the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. Please do not underestimate the immense value of studying the Bible’s prophetic element.

All the prophecies concerning the First Coming of Christ were fulfilled to the very letter. This fact gives me the utmost confidence that all that has been written with regard to His Second Coming will indeed come to pass! According to “The Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy” by J. Barton Payne, there are 1,239 prophecies in the Old the Old Testament and 578 prophecies in the New Testament for a total of 1,817. These prophecies are contained in 8,352 of the Bible’s verses. Since there are 31,124 verses verses in the Bible, the 8352 verses that contain prophecy constitute 26.8 percent of the Bible’s volume.

Many Pastors avoid the topic of end times Bible prophecy for various reasons – lack of knowledge, fear of looking like the lunatic fringe, fear of offending their members, or perhaps fear of losing their 501(c)(3) IRS church status. Please do not misunderstand me, I say this not to disrespect or devalue in any way the role of God-given leadership, but instead to address “the elephant in the room ” – the lateness of the hour in which we are living.

Here at my Outreach Center, the pressing issues of the day that are related to that “elephant in the room” are addressed head-on, topics such as : The New World Order; the R.F.I.D./Mark of the Beast (666); the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet; The Great Sign of the Woman (Rev.12); the 2014-15 Blood Moon Tetrad; The Great Pyramid of Giza; and The Great American Solar Eclipse. Hope to hear from you soon!

The Birth of the Man Child and the Travail of the Woman

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: “And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.” (Rev.12:1-5).

Portions of this article (denoted by quotation marks) have been borrowed from three main sources: (1) “Pre-Tribulational Rapture: An Interview With Michael Svigel” < http://mydigitalseminary.com/pre-tribulational-rapture-interview-michael-svigel/ > (2) “Who Is The Male Child of Rev 12?” (Gary @ Unsealed.org) < https://www.unsealed.org/2017/08/who-is-the-male-child-of-revelation-12.html > (3) “The Celestial C-Section” (Gary @ Unsealed.org) < https://www.unsealed.org/2017/05/the-celestial-c-section-defense-of.html >

“Historically the predominant assumption was that the male child of Revelation 12:5 was referring to the events surrounding the First Coming of Christ, but this interpretation appears to have some significant faults. In retrospect it looks like the popular view regarding the male child was held for two reasons: first, because Augustian allegorism has held sway over the Church since the 5th century and second, because significant scholarly studies on Revelation 12 have been almost entirely avoided until relatively recently.

The Reformers largely carried over Augustinian eschatology from the [Roman] Catholic Church. They continued beliefs of prophetic allegorism and Replacement Theology. The issue at the time wasn’t escatology, it was soteriology,… doctrines such as sola fide, sola scriptura, and the priesthood of all Believers.” [ source (3) ].

Surprisingly to many , Rev.12:5 is perhaps the strongest proof-text in support of a pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church. “It is a consideration that has been almost entirely lost in the discussion of the Rapture. In fact, the earliest advocates of a pre-tribulational Rapture ( John Nelson Darby, William Kelley, William Blackstone, H.A. Ironside, etc. ) pointed to this passage as it’s decisive exegetical evidence.

The problem is, of course, this is a symbolic vision that needs to be carefully interpreted and the interpretational issues are complicated and require a working knowledge of the original Greek. Also, it requires that the exegete has already concluded that Revelation is to be interpreted in a premillennial, futurist light. I argue that the symbol of the male child in Revelation 12:5 is best identified as the body of Christ , the church, and the child’s catching up to God and His Throne is best identified as the catching up of the body of Christ ( 1 Thess.4:17).” [ source (1) ].

“I find it fascinating that around the same time the Revelation 12 Sign was first spotted using astronomy software ( sometime in 2011 or 2012), a number of scholars, such as Michael Svigel, re-discovered the use of Revelation 12:5 as the chief pre-trib proof text. The timing is impeccable.” [ source (3) ]

The Identity of the Man child :

Rev. 12:5, “And she brought forth a man [ arsen, Strong’s G730 – male ] child [ huios, Strong’s 5207 – son ], who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron : and her child [ teknon, Strong’s 5403 – child ] was caught up unto God, and to his throne.”

Identifying the male child as the Church preserves the corporate symbolism in Revelation 12. The woman is Israel, the dragon is the satanic world system that arises [ to it’s zenith ] under [ the ] antichrist, and the child [ teknon] is the [ corporate Body of Christ – the Church ].

The child in Revelation 12:5(b) is called teknon ( informal child ), rather than huios (son of honor ), which is strange considering that Jesus is exclusively called huios in the Scriptures, except on a single occasion by his mother ( Luke 2:48). In addition, the Apostle John uses teknon to refer to the Church as the children of God in his first epistle ( 1 John 3:1-2,10,5:2 ), and uses huios exclusively to refer to Christ in his gospel and first epistle ( John 1:49, 59, 3:13,16,5:19,14:13, 1 John 3:8,4:15, 5:5,5:20 ). To assume John is suddenly changing course in Revelation 12 would be contrary to all evidence. The Apostle John intentionally made a grammatical [ “error” ] in Revelation 12:5(a) by modifying masculine huios ( son ) with neuter arsen. He is clearly connecting this particular male child with the male child in Isaiah chapter 66, which is a corporate entity.

The Church is twice called a man (Eph. 2:15,4:13) and the most common metaphor in the Bible for the Church is actually the “Body of Christ”, rather than the “Bride of Christ”. That is not to say the Church is not also Christ’s Bride, but that as far as metaphors go, and there are many, the “Body of Christ” is the most frequently used ( e.g. 1 Cor.10:16-17,12:12-13,25-27, Romans 12:4-5; Col.1:18,24,2:19,3:15; Eph.4:4,11-13). So to say that the male child is only Christ would be to neglect these many other Scriptures.” – [ source – “Major discovery Concerning Revelation 12” – Gary @ Unsealed.org : https://www.unsealed.org/2017/07/major-discovery-concerning-revelation-12.html

The Man Child is Caught Up :

“and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne” – Rev.12:5(b)

“The word in Revelation 12:5 [ for “caught up” ] is the word for “rapture”, harpazo, and always means a sudden removal, a snatching. In contrast, for the ascension of Christ, the New Testament uses terms such as “to be lifted up,” epairo (Acts 1:9), “to ascend”, anabaino (John 20:17: Eph.4:8-10) and “to take up” analambano (Mark 16:19; Luke 1:11). These are neutral terms meaning a removal from one place to another.

Revelation 12:5 has the male child being suddenly snatched away from the dragon, who wants to devour the child. The ascension of Christ was gradual (Acts 1:10), not sudden. Also, Revelation 12:5 is a context of “rescue” from the threat of the dragon. The word “rapture”, harpazo, is appropriately used in the New Testament for a rescue in Acts 23:10 and Jude 23. In His ascension to heaven, Christ was not rescued, but ascended victoriously and was in no danger from the devil or anybody else. The term “rapture”, harpazo, is never used of Christ’s ascension to heaven.” The evidence clearly associates Rev.12:5 with the Rapture event. [ source (1) ].

The Man Child will Rule with a Rod of Iron :

“And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron” – Rev.12:5(a)

“It is obvious enough that Jesus will rule the nations with a rod of iron ( Psalms 2:7-9, Rev.9:15 ), but Rev. 2:26-27 informs us that the Church is afforded this honor as well. There is no good exegetical reason to reject the view that the male child represents the Church in union with Christ. For such an interpretation does not deny that something of Christ is in view, but contends that it is Christ in union with His spiritual body, the Church, that is being symbolized.” [ sources (1) & (2) ].

The Travail of the Woman :

“And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” – Rev.12:2

The sun – clothed woman of Rev.12:1 who is pregnant represents ( natural ) Israel, who brought forth Christianity, out of the house of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the root of Jesse through the Messiah – Jesus Christ ( Isaiah 53 ). Both Jews and Gentiles who place their faith in Jesus Christ ( the body of Christ ) partake of “the root and fatness of the olive tree.” ( natural Israel, Rom.11:17 ) – namely, the covenants and promises of God ( Rom.9:4 ). The child or “baby” is the body of Christ – both the dead in Christ and those who are alive in Christ at the time of the Rapture ( 1 Cor.15:52 ). The baby has been conceived at the inception of the New Covenant when Jesus died, resurrected and ascended to Heaven. The baby has been growing ever since, and is soon to be born!

“The use of the neuter adjective arsen ( male ) modifying the masculine noun huios ( son ) and the image of Israel (the woman ) giving birth points careful readers back to Isaiah 66:7-8, where we read in the Septuagint ( Greek version of the Old Testament ) :

“Before she travailed, she brought forth ; Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy ( arsen ). Who has heard such a thing? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her children.”

“Can a nation be brought forth all at once?” (Isa.66:8 ) – “a nation”, since the text tells us plainly that the woman is Zion ( or “Israel” per the text ), it would seem evident that she is not giving birth to herself. There are many parallels here to the rebirth of Israel in 1948, but I believe in it’s ultimate, futuristic application, the nation she gives birth to is the “body of Christ” – the church. In 1 Peter 2:9 the church is called “a holy nation.”

The image is parallel in Revelation, and John explicitly breaks the rules of grammar ( modifying the masculine “son” with the neuter “male” ) to point us back to this passage in Isaiah 66. The child in both cases is corporate, not individual.” [ source (1) ].

The birth in Revelation 12 is a specific birth, a miraculous birth. A birth that takes place in reverse order, contrary to the normal order of things. The baby is born before the woman has labor pains. This is exactly what was portrayed in the Mazzaroth during September of 2017. You might call this a “celestial c-section”. In September 2017 the sign occurs on the 23rd, two weeks after the birth ( on Sept.9th ). In Revelation 12:1-2 the pains are simultaneous with the sign, yet Isaiah 26 tells us the woman only give birth to wind after her labor pains. Her womb is empty! The baby was already born via miraculous delivery. This is exactly the order we see in September – a birth before the sign. The baby is born and delivered before the Tribulation ( or “travail” of the woman ) occurs.” [ source (3) ] https://www.unsealed.org/2017/05/the-celestial-c-section-defense-of.html ; Also, view chart at the bottom of the following article which shows a detailed chart on the birth of Jupiter on Sept.9, 2017 entitled, “Luis Vega ( 14 Aug 2016 ) “Birthing of the Manchild – Gestation of Jupiter in Virgo.” http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/aug2016/luisv814.htm

Right here would be a good time to restate my position concerning the timing of the Rapture in relation to the final 7 years of this age. Previously, I clarified my position in my article entitled, “Re-Thinking the 2017-2014 Tribulation Timeline – (Part 2)” https://raptureboundoutreach.home.blog/2019/09/21/re-thinking-the-2017-2024-tribulation-timeline-part-2/

My perspective is very similar to those who hold to a mid-tribulation Rapture, but differs only in the window of time in which it will take place. Those who hold to a mid-tribulation Rapture generally believe the Rapture will occur at some point during the middle of the seven-year period of “tribulation”. Although I would agree that their theory could very well play out, I expand the window of it’s possible fulfillment to the very start of the final 7 years of this age.

What we hold in common is the assertion that the Rapture does not have to occur prior to the entire 7 year period of time ( of “Great Tribulation” ). I would call myself a “modified pre-tribulationalist” in the sense that I believe that the Rapture will take place prior to the Great Tribulation which is limited to a 1260-day time span, “The Time of Jacob’s ( Israel’s ) Trouble”( Jer.30:7 ). That is, of course, not taking into account the possibilities of the delay of the Rapture ( Matt.25:5 ) or the shortening of days ( Matt.24:22 ) ; for these reasons, I believe it is nearly, if not altogether, impossible to set a rigid or “absolute” time line.

Speculative numerical correlations to the 2017-2024 Tribulation Timeline theory :

(1) The mathematical anomaly contained within the “2017-2024” :

Incredibly, by multiplying the year of the first Solar eclipse with the year of the second, it yields the exact date of the second eclipse in it’s first five digits! What are the odds? ……..

2017 X 2024 = 4082408 …. or 4/08/24 with a remainder of 08 …..

Could the “08” or “8” be pointing to a “new beginning” with the ushering of the Millennial reign of King Jesus near the end of the year 2024? “The number eight in the Bible signifies resurrection and regeneration. It is the number of a new beginning. Eight is 7 plus 1 and since it comes just after seven, which signifies an end to something, so eight is also associated with the beginning of a new era or that of a new order.” – article, “The Bible numerology code number 8” ( AstroVera ) http://www.astrovera.com/bible-religion/189-bible-number-8.html

For a deeper understanding of the possible prophetic significance of the Solar eclipses, refer to my article, “X Marks the Spot : The Great American Solar Eclipse” ; https://raptureboundoutreach.home.blog/2019/09/27/x-marks-the-spot-the-great-american-solar-eclipse/

(2) The 726 days from Sept.28, 2015 to Sept.23, 2017 :

(a) Sept.28, 2015 – the final Blood Moon of the 2014-2015 Tetrad.

(b) Sept.23, 2017 – the appearance of the Sign of the Sun-Clothed Woman of Rev.12:1-2.

Could the 726 days between the Supermoon Blood Moon of Sept.28, 2015 visible from Jerusalem at moon-set be heralding the start of the “Rapture window” on Sept.21-23, 2017? For a fuller appreciation of the Divine symmetry behind the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad or “Jewish Holiday Eclipses” view here : http://www.watchmansview.com/Blood_Moon_Tetrad.html

(3) The puzzling day count connections to the Feast of Pentecost in 2021 :

There are two potentially significant day counts that both point to Pentecost in 2021. What, if anything, is the message here?

(a) Sept.21/22, 2017 + 1335 days = May 17/18, 2021

Sept.21/22, 2017 =Yom Teruah/ Feast of Trumpets & possible start of Daniel’s 70th Week.

1335 days = Dan. 12:12, “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.”

May 17/18, 2021 = Pentecost on the Hebrew calendar ( Hebcal ).

Will the Rapture event take place at this time?

(b) Dec.6, 2017 + 1260 days = May 18, 2021.

Dec.6, 2017 = Trump’s historic declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

May 18, 2021 = Pentecost on Hebcal.

Will the 144, 000 of all the tribes of Israel be sealed at this time? ….. only time will tell. Although these day counts are purely speculative, they are in my opinion worth pondering.

Luke 21:28,”Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

It’s All in the Numbers : Bible Gematria and the year 2017

“For most people life is plain, even flat at times. The great mountain peaks of existence are either far behind us or on the distant horizon. Occasionally, with a rush of excitement, we remember the intoxicating heights of our first date, the birth of a child, or our rebirth in Jesus. For me, discovering gematria was an event of that magnitude, an Everest in importance.” ( James Harrison ). Personally, I can so relate to his experience. The discovery of gematria produced in me an incredible degree of awe and confidence in the reality of the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures!

All creation, from the largest to the smallest, can always be reduced to numbers. Pythagoras, the father of mathematics, discovered a great truth when he said, “Numbers are the language of the universe.” In the writings of the ancient philosophers there is a common agreement that the purpose of number is for investigation of the universe. From the atom to the galaxy in the heavens, the same unchanging laws apply – the laws of arithmetic, the language of number. Just as the hand of God spread the vast expanse of the heavens by number, so too His written word can be reduced to number; and those who have tried it have stood in awe of the intricacy and beauty of the design.

The secrets locked up in the Number Code of the Bible are there for all to behold; and down through the centuries many have unlocked those secrets and revealed to us the unspeakable beauty of the intended design. But it was not until the advent of the computer that we are able to truly search the depths of this amazing science, and find those gems that have been hidden in plain sight for thousands of years.

The practice of gematria is as old as man. It is simply the number substitution for the letters of the alphabet. It is specifically an integral part of the two languages in which the original texts of the Bible were written – Hebrew and Greek. Gematria among the Greeks was common use at the time of the writing of the New Testament. A copy of one of these early manuscripts ( papyri ), exists today in Dublin, Ireland in the Chester Beauty Collection. it is the earliest known copy of the book of Revelation extant. It is dated somewhere between 200 and 300 a.d. This manuscript uses Gematria for every number in the book of Revelation.

Certain constants occupy precise balancing points in the cosmos of number, like habitable planets sprinkled throughout the galaxy at just the right distances from their suns. Three of the most notable mathematical constants are pi ( 3.14159…); phi ( 1.61803… ); and e or Euler’s number ( 2.71828…).

Many are astounded when they discover that these three critical mathematical constants are contained or encoded in the Biblical text :

(1) video : “e and pi are in the Bible – episodes 1-5” ( Daniel1210 ) < https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=videos+on+pi+and+bible+gematria&view=detail&mid=D289C6257167FC577074D289C6257167FC577074&FORM=VIRE

(2) article : “The Most Famous Ratio in Mathematics” (biblegematria.com) – https://www.biblegematria.com/pi-and-the-bible.html

Possible correlations between the gematria of the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible (“Bible gematria” ) and the Jewish year 5778 :

(1) “5778 on the Hebrew Calendar” ( Bible Gematria ) https://youtu.be/ZNoJYQCjmto > @41:28 – 44:30 mins. into the video we discover ; “The first occurrence of 427 in pi is followed by the four digits 5778! There is only one word in the Tanakh which appears 427 times. That word is ( shana ), meaning “year”, which has a gematria value of 355. The year 5778 on the Hebrew calendar commences on 21st September, 2017.

The first occurrence of 355 ( shana ) in pi is surrounded by 300 and 876. ( 300 + 876 = 1176 ). The first occurrence of 2017 in pi is is surrounded by 248 and 928. ( 248 + 928 = 1176). 1176 is the 48th triangular number! John 3:16 gives : 3 X 16 = 48. “Only begotten Son” has a gematria value of 1176!

Euler’s totient function is of major interest in number theory. The totient of the gematria value of “Jesus” ( 888 ) is 288. ( 888 + 288 = 1176 ).”

According to “the 2017-2024 Tribulation Timeline ” theory, the dates spanning Sept.20th – Sept.23rd, 2017 are the key dates marking the intersection of the Jewish years 5777/5778, and mark the commencement of the final 7 years of this age. The ( above ) numbers revealed in pi may very well be confirming the immense importance of the start of Jewish year 5778 on God’s prophetic blueprint.

(2) “5778 : The Sign of Jonas the Prophet” ( Bible Gematria ) https://youtu.be/wEhzZewGbSI @1:15:40 – 1:18:10 mins. we find :

“The first day, “And God said, Let there be light” ; “Let there be light.” – gematria value = 232.

The fourth day, “And God said, Let there be lights.” ; “And God said, Let there be lights.” – gematria value = 666.

666 – 232 = 434.

“And God said” – gematria value = 343.

434 + 343 = 777!

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven.” ( Genesis 1:14 ) ; “in the firmament of the heaven.” – gematria value = 777!

777 adds 7 rows to the 5778 triangle!

5778 +777 = 6555.

In number theory, the totient of 6555 is 3168 which is the gematria of “Lord Jesus Christ”!

These final “7 rows” just may be representative of the final 7 years of this age starting on (5)”777″/”5778″. Again, these calculations are simply possible correlations; they are speculative in nature and are brought to your attention “in the case of actual emergency” ( that is, in case they in fact turn out to be actual confirmations ).

(3) “5778 : The Day of the Lord is Near” ( Bible Gematria ) https://youtu.be/oiMnT0z13XE

@10:05 – 11:00 mins. we find :

Melchizedek is seen as a type of Christ, about which the evidence is compelling ; Melchizedek was the king of Salem ( Jerusalem ) ; (“Salem”) has a gematria value of 370 ; The first occurrence of 370 in pi begins from position 555 ; the word “Christ” ( Messiah ) appears 555 times in the Bible ( KJV )!

@12:30 – 14:50 mins. we find :

The gematria value of ( “Salem” ) is 370 ; ( “Israel” ) has a gematria value of 541 : The first conjunction of the digits 541 in pi, phi, and e occurs at index position 370!

Melchizedek was the King of Salem ; (“King of Salem”) has a gematria value of 460 ; The three digits at index position 460 in pi, phi, and e are 919 ; (“Melchizedek”) has a gematria value of 919! ; The first 460 digits of pi sum to 2020 ; (“after the order of Melchizedek”) – Hebrews 5:6, has a gematria value of 2020! ……. Could the number “2020” be denoting the year 2020 on the Gregorian calendar? Could it be pointing to a possible Rapture event? … Only time will tell.

@29:48 – 30:45 mins. we find :

Beginning from position 14,632 in pi is the fourth occurrence of 5778 ; Surprisingly, it’s first three occurrences all appear within the first 1,000 digits! first position = 632; second position = 947; third position = 953 ; 632 + 947 + 953 = 2532.

In both the golden ratio and the transcendental number e, the first 552 digits sum to 2532! Pi, the golden ratio and e are constants in our universe ; Another is the speed of light through a vacuum … 299,792,458 m/s ; The first occurrence of 299792458 in pi is followed by 552! …. and yet there remains those who declare, “there is no God” … are you serious?!

(4) “Two Calves Born with the Number Seven on Their Faces” https://z3news.com/w/calf-born-number-seven-face/

Some people don’t believe that God has a sense of humor ; I am not among that number. The following scenario just may serve as “case in point.”

In an articled entitled, “Calf with 7 on it’s head named for Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger”, they write ( in reference to the black calf pictured above ) : “There’s a new No. 7 in western Pennsylvania. The folks at Vale Wood Farms have named a calf Baby Ben after the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback because the cow has a marking that looks like a No.7 on it’s head…

“I see the big ‘7’ on the forehead. I’ve never seen a cow like that, “said Brad Wing, the Steelers punter. “That could be a sign from above”, echoing fans who think the number means the team will win a seventh Super Bowl. “That’s not Photoshopped, is it?” Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey asked.”I think Ben needs to buy this.” “My college number was seven. Could be my cow,” said Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt. The farm plans to display the calf when it opens it’s pumpkin patch for business next month.”

Well, if these calves are truly a sign from God, that’s one way to get America’s attention, through her favorite sport – the N.F.L. Granted, the sign would be very difficult to decipher without it being pointed out to them. Although many did get a healthy laugh over the scenario, there were others who were very serious about contemplating it as a genuine sign from God. As always, these issues must be decided by each individual as they seek the Lord for discernment.

Could it be God’s warning to America that the final 7 years of this age is rapidly approaching? In light of the 2017-2024 Tribulation Timeline theory, I believe it is very possible , especially when a person considers the timing of the births of the calves from a Biblical perspective.

The black calf (“Baby Ben”), the firstborn, was birthed on Saturday September 20, 2014. Not only was he born on a Sabbath day, but it was the final Sabbath day of the year, based on the Hebrew calendar. The new year began on Rosh Hashana, which fell on September 25, 2014.

“Amazingly, a second calf was born with the number seven plastered to his face five days after the first calf, which means he was born on precisely the first day of the Hebrew year. So between the two of them they marked the Sabbath day of the year, the final Sabbath of the year, and the first day of the new year!”

Now onto the correlation between the births of the two calves and the two signs that marked the birth of the 2017 – 2014 Tribulation Timeline theory, namely, the Great Pyramid and the Revelation 12 Sign.

Just as the first calf was born on a September 20th ( 2014), the Sign of the Great Pyramid appeared on a September 20th ( exactly 3 Gregorian years later in 2017). On the very eve of the Great Pyramid Sign, the first day of Rosh Hashana began. The only distinction here lies in the fact that September 20th, 2014, ( the date of the birth of the calf ) did not land on the first day of Rosh Hashanah ( also known as Yom Teruah, and the Feast of Trumpets ).

Incredibly, however, the second calf was born precisely five days after the first on September 25, 2014, which marked the first day of Rosh Hashanah! So, just as two calves were used to pinpoint the two-day Feast of Trumpets in 2014, the two signs of the Great Pyramid and the Rev.12 Sign were used in 2017! But even more than that, considering the previous facts, is it not logical to say that the sign of the two calves were essentially pointing to the Feast of Trumpets in 2017? …. the decision is yours.

Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.”

Lest we forget 2017 (Part 2)

In 2017, the world witnessed three wondrous heavenly signs: (1) The Great American Solar Eclipse (Aug. 21, 2017) (2) The Great Pyramid of Giza (Sept 20, 2017) (3) The great Sign of the Sun-Clothed Woman (Sept. 23, 2017).

Rosh Hashanah 2017 – the intersection of the Jewish years 5777 & 5778:

As to the prophetic implications of these signs, The Sign of the Great Pyramid is widely overlooked by many students of Bible prophecy. This is unfortunate indeed, since the combination of this sign, along with the sign of The Sun-Clothed Woman of Rev.12:1-2, “bookmarks” and vividly directs our attention to Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets on Sept. 21-22, 2017. Based upon the timing and overall complexity of these heavenly signs, it remains a very real possibility that the Feast of Trumpets was not only a “mega time marker”, but the point in time in which the final seven years of this age began. In 2017, Rosh Hashanah began on Wed. Sept. 20th, and ended sundown Fri. Sept. 22nd. Technically, the holiday is Sept. 21-22, the first and second days of the month of Tishri on the Jewish calendar, but in Judaism, the day begins at sundown the prior night.

Portions of this article (denoted by quotation marks) are taken from two sources;
(1) “The Oracle In Stone” (Signs of the End).
Also, do not miss watching this eye-opening YouTube video demonstrating the authenticity of The Sign of the Great Pyramid – https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+great+pyramid+the+oracle+in+stone+daniels+week+youtube&view=detail&mid=9BCCC43C4128B963C5719BCCC43C4128B963C571&FORM=VIRE
(2) “The Great Pyramid and 2017” (The End Times Forecaster) – https://endtimesforecaster.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-great-pyramid-and-2017.html

The Sign of the Great Pyramid of Giza:

“It is believed by many that the Great Pyramid in Giza in it’s design contains time markers or date ciphers concerning the First and Second coming of the Lord. There are two scriptures that are the basis for this conjecture:

“Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day.” (Jer. 32:20a)

“In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a savior, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.” (Isa. 19:19-20).

“The Great Pyramid of Giza sets itself apart as one of the greatest marvels of all time. It’s the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. That’s pretty amazing! Gone is the Statue of Zeus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemus, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. Only the Great Pyramid is still with us.”

The Hebrew of Isaiah 19:19, 20

“Gematria is the science of finding meaning in the numerical value in words. In the Hebrew language each individual letter has a numerical value. Thus every word has a numerical value of the sum of the value of it’s letters. If one adds up the numerical value of all the Hebrew characters in the Great Pyramid text (Isa. 19:19-20), the value is 5449. This is the height in inches of the Great Pyramid!

The Christ Angle & Rosh Hashanah 2017:

“The Christ Angle is roughly 26.3 degrees or more precisely 26 degrees, 18 minutes, and 9 seconds. It is the angle of the ascending and descending passageways inside the Great Pyramid. It is called such because this angle, if taken north of east from the site of the Great Pyramid will bisect Bethlehem, Israel.”

“At dawn, the morning before Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets in 2017, Al Nitak is at meridian, Leo is in the east, but more importantly its star known as Regulus (the King) is precisely at the inclination of the Christ angle.” Therefore, the Christ angle not only bisected Bethlehem at Christ’s birth, but it also bisected Regulus at dawn, Sept. 20, 2017.

“In analyzing the positioning of the stars,moon, and sun at the time of Sept. 20, 2017, there was also another alignment. Venus was in conjunction with Regulus at that time. So at that moment Venus the “Morning Star” (Rev. 2:28; 2 Pet. 1:19) was aligned with the “King Star”, precisely at the Christ angle…

“The ascending and descending passageways of the Great Pyramid share the common Christ angle, but one is actually the prime of the other. Looking at the computer model of the sky when Regulus and Venus are at the Christ angle just prior to dawn, there is again something suspicious. Below the horizon is Jupiter — referred to as the planet of the Messiah by the Jews … At the dawn of Rosh Hashanah 2017, Jupiter is at the precise Christ angle in the opposite scenario as the day before. Jupiter is below the horizon at 26.3 degrees…

“So as there are opposite Christ angles , it would appear that the Pyramid is a map of this event. Jupiter is the suffering Messiah at the descending angle, whereas the “morning star” and glorious king are on the ascending angle. Therefore, the Great Pyramid would be a map of this time when Rosh Hashanah coincides with the dawn meridian of Al Nitak and the positioning of Christ’s representative planets at the Christ angle. What are the odds? It would probably be safe to say that this is practically the only time these alignments could occur in our era.”

And what are the odds that the Christ angle in the Great Pyramid matched the exact date on the Gregorian calendar at the time of those heavenly alignments? Sept. 20th, 2017 at dawn was not only the morning of Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets, it was the 263rd day of the year, matching the numbers of the Christ angle …. 26.3 degrees or “263”!! Yet, there are still those entirely dismiss the evidence that both the Rev.12 Sign and the Great Pyramid of Giza point us to one precise moment in time — September 20 to 23, 2017.

An Ominous Sign in (“Sin City”) Las Vegas? :

The following excerpts (denoted by quotation marks) are taken from an article published by The New York Times entitled, “Grasshopper Invasion of Las Vegas May Last Weeks, Experts Say.” (Neil Vigdor, July 27, 2019) – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/27/us/grasshoppers-vegas.html

“A swarm of winged insects enveloped a pyramid: sound familiar? An invasion of pallid-winged grasshoppers descended on Las Vegas this past week, taking over the Strip and several of the city’s most popular tourist spots, including the night skies above the Luxor hotel and casino” [Luxor is a city located in Upper Egypt]. “The resort, a 30-story pyramid inspired by ancient Egypt, says that it’s Sky Beam, a powerful column of light issuing nightly from the peak of the pyramid,can be seen by airline pilots as far away as Los Angeles….

“We can probably blame the book of Exodus, he said. I think that kind of planted a seed in western culture and Western mindset of these outbreaks sort of being dark and dangerous. Although some locusts are part of the grasshopper family, experts have reassuring news for the apocalyptically minded, who may be inclined to see parallels with the biblical plagues: These grasshoppers are not locusts……. this is not going to be a plague of biblical proportions, she said. It’s always interesting to me when insects reclaim what was theirs.”

Other noteable videos – (1) “Grasshopper Invasion of Las Vegas May Last Weeks, Experts Say”. ( Zero ) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeuwEWIHEOY (2) “Shocking Video! Millions of Locusts Swarm And Take Over Las Vegas Strip July 2019” ( Omega Watchman back up channel ) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ssbObSXla0

Sadly, there is a plague of biblical proportions shortly coming, which the Scriptures call “Great Tribulation” (Matt. 24:21), or “the time of Jacob’s Trouble” (Jer. 30:7). These judgments will be poured out upon the entire world during the final 1,260 days of this age. They will come, notwithstanding a person’s viewpoint concerning the “sign” of the grasshoppers in Las Vegas.

Apart from physical death, there’s only on way of escape available, that being the Rapture or catching away of all true followers of Jesus Christ from this earthly realm into God’s very presence. Jesus delivered this precious promise in Rev. 3:10, ” Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”

“I also will keep thee from [Greek- “ek”] the hour of temptation”. The word rendered “from” is from the Greek preposition ek. It has various connotations that denote exit out of or separation from something with which there has been connection: from a place, from the midst of a group, from a condition or state, etc. The late great Bible expositor, E. Schuyler English masterfully breaks down this issue in his book, “Re-Thinking the Rapture” saying, “The preposition is used twice in John 17:15, once denoting out of, and once, from (while still, as it were, in the presence of) : “I pray not”,our Lord says to the Father in His intercessory prayer, “that Thou shouldest take them out of [ek] the world,but that Thou shouldest keep them from [ek] evil.” Thus it may be seen that our post-tribulation brethren have a point of argument for their view of Rev.3:10…

Having said this much, however, suppose we examine more fully the preposition ek, which is used over 800 times in the New Testament,only once can we find a instance where it is actually rendered “through” ; that is in Galatians 3:8,”through faith”, where the obvious sense is “by”. Ek is rendered “out of” hundreds of times, as for example : “Out of Egypt have I called My Son” (Matt. 2:15 ; First cast out the beam out of thine own eye”(Matt. 7:5) ; “And [many bodies of the saints] came out of the graves after His resurrection” (Matt. 27:53) ; “I will spue thee out of My mouth” (Rev. 3:5)…

Again, we have traced the preposition ek, when translated “from”, 150 times in the New Testament, to find no more than five occasions when it could possibly denote “through” or “in”, and only one instance, it’s second use in John 17:15 to which we have already alluded, in the exact sense that the post-tribulationists suggest for Revelation 3:10. The usual Greek for “through” is “dia”, and for “in”, “en, eis, epi, and kata. It would seem that,if the Spirit of God intended to convey to the readers of this passage that the Lord would keep His own trough or in the hour of trial, He would have used dia,or eis, or epi, or kata and not ek, which surely implies out of rather than through or in…

“It is important to note that it is not simply temptation, or tribulation, that our Lord promises to keep His own from, but it is “the HOUR of of temptation, which is to come upon all the world. While it may be proposed that the Lord can keep His own from trial simply by keeping them safely through it, it does not seem that this can be stated with equal force in regard to the hour of temptation that the whole world will experience. The hour itself must be lived through by all who are in the world contemporaneous with it, AND THE ONLY WAY THAT ONE CAN BE KEPT FROM THAT HOUR IS TO BE TAKEN OUT OF THE WORLD WHEN THAT HOUR STRIKES.”

THAT HOUR IS ABOUT TO STRIKE! If you are not a follower of Jesus, now is the time to go to Him and ask for forgiveness of your sins, acknowledging that the only way to Heaven is through His blood on the cross that He shed for you personally.

Heb. 9:28, “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

Heb. 7:25, “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”

Heb.9:12-14, “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place,having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God,purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

Heb.10:14, “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified”.

Lest we forget 2017 (Part 1)

In A.D. 2017 (Jewish Years 5777/5778), God delivered a shocking string of prophetic signs that brought awe and excitement throughout the world of Bible prophecy buffs. Many anticipated these shocking signs to culminate with the Rapture event on Sept. 23, 2017 (per Rev.12 Sign). However, since it’s now 2019, and we’re all still here, it’s likely there are those who struggle with doubts over the legitimacy of those signs. As for myself, I remain firmly convinced that God left His fingerprints all over them. Let’s take a trip back in time and bring back to remembrance some of those monumental events. Our Almighty God is “not slack concerning His promise”, He will return for His followers right on time, and every indicator tells me it will be very soon. (2 Peter 3:9).

The Sign of Donald John Trump, “Mr. 777” :

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(1) On Nov. 8, 2016 (Jewish year 5777), Donald Trump and Mike Pence defeated Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in a truly odds-defying victory. Trump received 304 electoral votes to Clinton’s 227, a difference of 77 votes. When writing out calendar years, Jews usually omit the first digit, reducing “5777” to “777”.

(a) Trump + Pence = TrumPence = Trumpets? If we combine the last names of the President and Vice President, it sounds eerily close to “trumpets.”

(b) The Sign of the Great Pyramid + The Great Sign of Rev.12 = The Feast of Trumpets 2017. “Equation” (a) becomes particularly fascinating when we digest the immense significance of this second equation. The Feast of Trumpets, or Yom Teruah (Sept. 21/22,2017) was “sandwiched” between the signs of The Great Pyramid (Sept.20, 2017) and The Great Sign of the Woman in Rev.12:1-2(Sept. 23,2017)! God was clearly directing our attention to the time frame of Sept. 21/22, 2017 and the Feast of Trumpets; it appears to be an extremely important marker to Him.

(c) On Jan .20, 2017 (Jewish year 5777) inauguration day, President Trump was 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old … “777”.

(d) Donald Trump was born on the day of a blood moon total lunar eclipse exactly 700 days prior to Israel declaring her independence on May 14th, 1948 … June 14, 1946 + 700 days = May 14, 1948.

(e) 777 days after the birth of Trump , the nation of Israel turned 77 days old.

(2) U.N. Resolution 2334 :

“With the passage of U.N. Resolution 2334 by the United Nations Security Council on Dec. 23, 2016 (Jewish year 5777), a dramatic shift began to occur in global politics. With this action, which condemned Israel for the settlements they’ve created in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem, the world entered into an even more dangerous period.

Former President Obama, in a calculated action against the Jewish state that was done in the waning days of his administration, accelerated his anti-Israel campaign by instructing the U.S. to abstain in the Security Council’s vote to condemn the Jewish state. In similar past U.N. resolutions, the U.S. executed it’s veto power and prevented such measures from passing.

Obama, however, has been blatantly anti-Israel from the time he entered office, and he took the opportunity to further mess up the Middle East before he left office on Jan. 20, 2017. Obama’s legacy of failed foreign policies, especially of creating chaos everywhere throughout the Middle East region, was officially sealed by that act of sabotage.” for full article, “UN Resolution 2334: The Nations Turn Against Israel”.

Here’s some additional “food for thought” concerning Resolution 2334. When we take the number 2334 and flip it backwards (as customary in Satanism), it gives us 4332 … 2334 + 4332 = 6666. On the day Donald Trump was inaugurated (Jan. 20, 2017), Adolf Hitler would have been 6,666 weeks old. Obama was 666 months old during that same month, another (of many) clues to Obama’s connection to the Beast system of Revelation 13.

(3) The Nation of Israel and 2017 :

(a) A.D. 1897 + 120 years = A.D.2017 : During Aug. 29-31, 1897, The First Zionist Congress convened and proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to national rebirth in it’s own country. Bible number 120 symbolizes a Divinely appointed time of waiting.

(b) A.D. 1917 + 100 years = A.D. 2017 : On Nov. 2nd, 1917, The Balfour Declaration was publicly issued by the British government during the First World war announcing support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. Bible number 100 is the same as the number 10 (completeness), any number times 10 is a completeness of that number.

(c) A.D. 1947 + 70 years = A.D. 2017 : On Nov. 29th, 1947, The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and Jews, allowing for the formation of the Jewish State of Israel. Bible number 70 is made up of two numbers – seven, representing perfection, and ten, representing completeness.

(d) A.D. 1967 + 50 years = A.D. 2017 : On June 7th, 1967, Jerusalem was captured by the IDF, and The Jewish Quarter was liberated. Then, on June 29th, 1967, Israel declared Jerusalem unified and announced free access to all holy sites of all religions. Bible number 50 symbolizes deliverance or freedom from a burden. God commanded ancient Israel that every 50th year on the Day of Atonement, that a Jubilee was to be declared with a sound of a trumpet (Lev.25). If 2017 started another 7-year cycle, then it provides even more evidence to the possibility that the years 2017-2024 are indeed the final 7 years of this age culminating with Christ’s bodily return to the earth. All roads lead to… wait… not Rome… Israel!

A Look at the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad Through a Different Lens

“And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” (Joel 2:30-31).

Back in 2008, waves of excitement rippled through the world of Bible prophecy enthusiasts with the introduction of the new “Blood Moon” theory. Speculation, ranging from the Rapture of the church to Christ’s Second Coming to the earth became rampant.

It all began when Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries discovered an extremely rare string of lunar and solar eclipses on NASA’S website and connected them to the Jewish calendar. Pastor Biltz quickly rose to notoriety by means of his interview on the popular Christian t.v. show “Prophecy in the News”, which was hosted by the late J.R. Church and Gary Stearman.

Four lunar eclipses (known as “Blood Moons” for their reddish color) occurred on God’s annual Feast Days of Passover and Sukkot (Day of atonement) in the years of 2014 and 2015. Two solar eclipses also took place during that same 12-month period, one on Nisan 1 (the Jewish New Year on the religious/sacred calendar), and the other on Tishri 1 (Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets, the Jewish New Year on the civil calendar).

This incredible phenomenon of four consecutive total lunar eclipses falling on Jewish Feast days, known as a “Biblical tetrad”, is quite rare. So rare, in fact, that it’s only happened seven other times since the time of Christ, and won’t happen again for another 567 years! (A.D. 2582-2583).

“In the 2014-15 Tetrad, the world will never again see such a magnificent, perfectly synchronized, and orderly alignment of heavenly signs. This Cosmic Countdown, so Divinely fashioned by our Creator, must assuredly tell us that He is literally screaming at us that we are approaching the Edge of (the Church Age) Time … “You will discover that the Biblical Blood Moon Tetrad is astoundingly Unprecedented and Unique.”

The following segment of this article, demarcated with quotation marks, has been borrowed from an excellent article entitled, “John Tng (7 Sep 2013) “The Day of the Lord is finally here!”

For purposes of his article, I’ve abridged and paraphrased portions of it. John Tng, the website administrator for FiveDoves.com, has written many other eye-opening, jaw-dropping, and groundbreaking articles.

“God foretold the Final Tetrad in the Bible! On the day of the first Pentecost, the Apostle Peter stood up and quoted the blood moon prophecy of the prophet Joel. There are only three scriptures in the Bible that contain the words ‘blood’ and ‘moon’, (Joel2:31; Acts 2:20; Rev.6:12).

Here’s how God placed it’s timing in Joel 2:31 and Acts 2:20:

Joel 2:31, “The sun [shall be turned] into darkness ,and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” – The phrase “shall be turned” in Strong’s Concordance is H2015.

Acts 2:20, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and [notable] day of the Lord come.” – The word “notable” is Strong’s G2016.

No doubt the skeptics will jump in and say, “Wait a minute. But I thought the tetrad took place between between 2014 and 2015, not between 2015 and 2016? [ ..eyes rolling..]. The answer comes by taking a closer look at the G2016 entry in the Strong’s Concordance.

G2016 – epiphanes, from 2014 ; adj AV; notable, conspicuous, manifest, illustrious. – Did you notice that? G2016 is from 2014! It turns out G2016 is the adjective form of 2014. Can you see the timing of the blood moons as recorded in the Book of Joel and the Book of Acts matches Strong’s numbers with zero wriggle room! God inspired Dr. James Strong to order the Biblical words to align with the heavenly signs for us blessed end-time watchers.

The Blessed Hope:

We have seen how the blood moon tetrad of 2014-2015 is uncannily hidden in the two scriptures in Joel and Acts — both referring to the same heavenly event. The year 2015 is not even hidden in Joel 2:31 — it is recorded openly if you care to look it up in the Strong’s Concordance.

The year 2014 is thinly veiled in Acts 2:20 since the Greek word G2016 is really rooted in the Greek word G2014. So the start of the final tetrad in the year 2014 is referenced in the New Testament and the end of the final tetrad in the year 2015 is referenced in the Old Testament. How cool is our God!

What has been ascertained is the startling precision of the Bible in giving us the EXACT timing of the apocalyptic tetrad. But what about the Rapture, our blessed hope? Is it also hinted somewhere? You bet!

Dr. James Strong and colleagues basically clustered Biblical words that are similar (in terms of verb, noun, adjective) in their mammoth task of indexing. And so the Greek words from G2015 to G2017 are essentially derived from the root word G2014.

G2014 – epiphaino ; from 1909 and 5316; v AV – appear 3, give light 1; 4 1) to show to or upon ; 1a) to bring to light; 2) to appear,become visible; 2a) of stars; 3) to become clearly known, to show one’s self.

G2015 – epiphaneia ; from 2016; n f AV – appearing 5, brightness 1; 6 1) an appearing, appearance often used of the glorious manifestation of the gods, and esp. of their ad to help; in the NT the advent of Christ, — not only that which has already taken place and by which his presence and power appear in the saving light he has shed upon mankind, but also that illustrious return from heaven to earth to occur in the future.

G2016 – epiphanes; from 2014; adj AV – notable 1; 1 1) conspicuous, manifest, illustrious.

G2017 – epiphausko; a form of 2014; v AV – give light 1: 1) to shine upon 1a) Christ will pour upon you the divine truth as the sun gives light to men aroused from sleep.

G2015 is from G2016, which is from G2014; G2017 is also a form of G2014; thus, all three Greek words are traced back to 2014.

Although the Rapture is not explicitly referred to, there is intimation in some verses above. however, when we examine the Greek words G2015, G2016 and G2017, ALL point clearly to the coming of Jesus without exception.”

Although John would go on to mention his belief that the Rapture could very well take place in 2014, I still believe that there’s a Divine message here that is yet to be unlocked. Keep in mind that John wrote his article back in 2013, and God progressively reveals His prophetic gems. In this case, the Great Sign of Rev.12 was only dimly understood by a handful of watchers at that time, even though Scott Clarke first spotted it in his astronomy software in the summer of 2011. But now, with God’s revelation of the Rev.12 Sign, we can see His overall end times plan with much more clarity … hindsight is always “20/20”.

Interestingly enough, the message contained in Strong’s numbering system led to, and culminated with G2017 (A.D. 2017?), the year of the Great Sign of Rev.12. It’s my speculation that the 2014-15 Blood Moon Tetrad pointed directly to the Rev.12 Sign and the Feast of Trumpets in 2017 … the start of Daniel’s 70th Week.

Incredibly, and not coincidentally, there are 726 days from the final Blood Moon of the Tetrad on Sept.28, 2015 (The Feast of Tabernacles) to Sept.23, 2017 (The Rev.12 Sign)! Strong’s Concordance G726 – harpazo: to seize, catch up, snatch away. (our long-awaited “Rapture!)

The Sept.28th, 2015 Blood Moon was unique for a number of reasons, the least of which are it’s many names: Supermoon, Mega-Moon, Harvest Moon, and Sukkot Moon. It was the only one of the 2014-15 Tetrad to be seen in Jerusalem, Israel.

Gary, at Unsealed.org, noted another mind-boggling “coincidence”: September 23, 2017 had 726 minutes of daylight. In fact, it was the only day in all of 2017 with 726 minutes of daylight! Even more – the first day of the Feast of Trumpets on Sept. 21, 2017 had 730 minutes of daylight. Strong’s G730 is “arsen”, which is the very word used to describe the corporate male child in Rev.12:5 that will be “snatched” (G726 – harpazo) to God’s throne!

Could this 726 day count be alluding to the “Rapture Zone”, that is, that window of time in which the Rapture event will take place? And was the “Rapture Zone” officially announced or “trumpeted” by the Great Sign of Rev.12? The 2017-2024 Tribulation Timeline Theory postulates that window of time spanning from the 2017 Feast of Trumpets Sept. 21/22, 2017) through the 7th day of Passover (Unleavened Bread), April 3, 2021.

There are 1,260 days (inclusive) from sunset April 14, 2017, eve of the 1st Blood Moon of the 2014-15 Tetrad and the first day of Passover, to the completion of the Rev.12 Sign on Sept.24, 2017. Could this 1,260 day count be pointing to the time of “Great Tribulation”, the final 1,260 days of Daniel’s 70th Week?

So we see that the first and last Blood Moons of the Tetrad are very instrumental in both the 726 and 1,260 day counts. Interestingly enough, Virgo and Leo (the Lion), which comprise the Rev.12 Sign, are the first and last constellations in the Hebrew Mazzoroth (Zodiac). Jesus was of the tribe of Judah, which is why He has the title, “Lion of the tribe of Judah” (Rev.5:5).

Jesus is the First and the Last! Rev.22:13, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last”. It sure brings new meaning to the idiom “written in the stars”!

X Marks the Spot : The Great American Solar Eclipse

Luke 21:25,”And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”

Many discerning students of end times prophecy have noted, and marveled, at the astronomical signs that God has been sending since the appearance of the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad. The Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 was yet another of those stunning celestial signs to behold. It was named The Great American Eclipse because it was the first total solar eclipse that was visible in the U.S.A. and nowhere else. It was the first total eclipse visible only in the U.S.A. since the country was founded in 1776.

The Great American Eclipse was visible within a band that spanned the entire contiguous United States, passing from the Pacific to Atlantic coasts. Prior to that event, there hadn’t been a total solar eclipse crossing the length of the U.S.A. in nearly 100 years (June 8, 1918). Considering the rarity of these “coast to coast” solar eclipse events, it becomes particularly interesting to discover the next one will arrive very shortly on April 8, 2024, only 7 years from the Aug.21, 2017 event! Although the paths of these two eclipses form an “x” over the U.S., intersecting portions of Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky in 2024, my focus pertains to their timing, the fact that they are spaced 7 years apart.

Could that 7-year timespan be representative of a 2017-2024 70th Week of Daniel? It’s important to note that I view the final 7 years of this age as Daniel’s 70th Week, as opposed to “The Great Tribulation”.

“The Great Tribulation” (Matt.24:21) or “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble” (Dan.12:1; Jer.30:6,7) is a period of time limited to the final 1260 days which culminates with Christ’s Return to the earth.

The Great American Eclipse occurred exactly 33 days before the Rev.12 Sign, beginning in the 33rd state (Oregon), and ending in South Carolina at the 33rd parallel. The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the continental U.S.A. ( June 8, 1918 ) was 99 ( 33 X 3 ) years before the Great American Solar Eclipse.

Ezek.33:3, “If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people:” The trumpets were blown during the two-day Festival of the Feast of Trumpets on Sept.21/22, 2017. According to the Jewish calendar, the eve of Sept.22nd marked the start of Sept.23rd ( The Rev.12 Sign).

The Great American Eclipse + 40 days = Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement). “40” represents a period of testing in the Bible as can be seen in the 40 years the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, and the 40 days Jesus was tested in the wilderness. Could the 40 days leading up to The Day of Atonement be indicative of the completion of humanity’s probation or testing at the end of this age? Interestingly enough, Yom Kippur is also the speculative end date to the 2017-2024 Tribulation timeline theory.

The Great American Eclipse was seen in the Hebrew Year 5777 (three “7’s” or 21). “7” represents the perfection of God’s plan while “3” symbolizes completion, … a perfect completion of time to this age? The eclipse appeared on the 21st day of August, 2017 on the Gregorian calendar, 3 x 7 = 21; and, if we drop the zero in 2017 we’re left with “217” or “21” and “7”. The number “21” in the Bible symbolizes the great wickedness of rebellion and sin. There are 21 judgments listed in the book of Revelation, 7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 bowls of wrath.

There were 7 cities in the U.S.A. named Salem in the path of the Eclipse : Salem, Oregon; Salem, Idaho; Salem, WY; Salem, NE; Salem, MO; Salem KY; and Salem, SC. Incredibly, the sun set in Jerusalem at the exact same time that the Eclipse began in Salem, Oregon! The name “Salem” refers to Jerusalem as evidenced in Psalm 76:2 which uses it as a parallel for “Zion”, the citadel of Jerusalem. Consider that that even the abbreviation “U.S.A.” is located directly in the center of the word “JerUSAlem”.

Two Celestial Signs Marking the year 2024:

(1) The April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse: The next total solar eclipse in the U.S.A. will arrive on April 8, 2024. Totality first touches Mexico, enters the United States at Texas,cuts a diagonal to Maine, and visits the maritime provinces of Canada.

(2) The Revelation 15 Sign: “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them is filled up the wrath of God.” (Rev.15:1; KJV).

In this verse, the Apostle John mentions another “great” sign. What was the first one? The “great” wonder of The Sun-Clothed Woman (The Rev.12 Sign). It appears that these two epic celestial signs define and herald the beginning and endpoint of Daniel’s 70th Week. The very two constellations that comprise the Rev.12 Sign, Virgo and Leo, are the beginning and ending constellations of the Hebrew Mazzaroth (Zodiac).

Seven angels are about to pour out the vials of God’s wrath upon the earth (Rev.15:1), and on May 14, 2024, Israel’s 76th birthday, Jupiter crosses into Taurus (the Bull) by passing the boundary demarcated by the seven visible stars of Pleiades. A little over a week later, Jupiter and Venus enter into one of the closest conjunctions of the century- recalling to mind the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in June of 2 BC that signaled the birth of Christ – the Star of Bethlehem. The Star of Bethlehem heralded Jesus’ first appearance on earth and now this conjunction may be heralding the nearness of His Second Coming.

In summary, there are two “parallel” sets of signs that appear to be indicating the end of this age; (1) The Rev.12 Sign, Sept.23, 2017, & The Rev.15 Sign, May 14, 2024. (2) The total solar eclipses over the U.S., Aug.21, 2017 & Apr.8, 2024. Both sets of signs are spaced nearly 7 years apart, underscoring or highlighting the years 2017 & 2024.

Luke 12:40, “Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.”

Re-Thinking the 2017-2024 Tribulation Timeline – (Part 2)

There’s no doubt about it, the 2017-2024 Tribulation timeline theory simply doesn’t line up with the traditional, widely held, Pretribulationalism, Dispensationalism, or Premillennialism. In part 1, I proposed the possibility that the 2017 Feast of Trumpets/Yom Teruah marked the starting point to the final 7 years of this age. Additionally, these final 7 years could also be referred to as the “70th week” or final week (7 years) of Daniel’s 70 Week Prophecy (Dan.9:24-27).

Daniel’s 70th Week Distinctives:

(1) Traditional Viewpoint:

(2) 2017-2024 Tribulation Timeline Theory:

Those of the traditional camp dismiss the possibility of the 2017-2024 Trib. timeline due to the fact that the Rapture remains a future event. In their blueprint, it’s the “covenant with many” that starts Daniel’s 70th Week, with the Rapture event preceding it. Could they be right? Absolutely. However, the question that keeps running through my head is this — Was the Rev.12 Sign simply a marker in time announcing that the Rapture and the final 1260 days of Great Tribulation will soon be upon us?, or did it actually point to the very starting point of Daniel’s 70th Week? … I do not know with certainty.

Keep in mind that at Christ’s First Coming most got it wrong, that is, those who were in the traditonal camp, the view that was widely accepted. Although this reality doesn’t necessarily mean that it must repeat itself at Christ’s Second Coming, I point it out simply to say that it’s wise to allow for other possibilities. The Scriptures that address the issue of Daniel’s 70th Week are much deeper and profound than many are lead to believe. In other words, I don’t believe the traditionalist’s viewpoint is necessarily “set in stone”. Sir Isaac Newton, the greatest scientific mind that the world has ever witnessed, began his study of the book of Daniel at the age of 12, and continued with it throughout his lifetime, attested not only of it’s great importance, but to it’s incredible depth. When asked about the future fulfillment of Daniel’s 70th Week, he responded by saying,”I make no comment on these unfulfilled prophecies. They appear to apply to the end of this present dispensation, and only the future can reveal their deep meaning”.

It would be foolishness for me to claim that I have come close to solving all the complexities pertaining to the 70th Week. However, there are some elements within it’s puzzle that I’d like to put out there for your consideration:

(1) Sept 21/22, 2017 + 1290 days (Dan.12:11) = Apr. 3, 2021 (7th day of Passover, a very significant date in Israel’s history).

(2) Sept. 21/22, 2017 + 1335 days (Dan.12:12) = May 18, 2021 (Pentecost/Shavout, begins on the eve of May 17, 2021, another very significant date in Israel’s history).

These dates are based upon the Torah calendar, which I believe will be very instrumental in the fulfillment of end times events. God’s astronomical signs of the 4 Blood Moons of the 2014-2015 Tetrad, as well as the Rev.12 Sign fell on Torah calendar dates.

The 1290 days of Dan.12:11:

Dan.12:11, “And from the time the daily [sacrifice] shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”

The term “sacrifice” is put in brackets to highlight the fact the the translators of the original language of the Bible have added it, it simply doesn’t appear in the original Greek text (refer to the Greek Interlinear Bible).

The term “daily” is Strong’s Greek word “tamid” #G8548, translated as “continuity”.

The question now becomes,”if Daniel’s 70th Week began on The 2017 Feast of Trumpets/Yom Teruah, how has the “continuity” been “taken away”? In other words, the continuity of what? Perhaps it’s speaking of the (continuing) time period that began with the earthly ministry of Christ when He confirmed the “covenant with many” of Dan.9:27(a), (the Abrahamic Covenant – Rom.15:18). Therefore, it very well may be referring to the ending of one (continuing) period of time, and the beginning of another… the final 7 years of the age.

A Mirroring of Daniel’s 70 Weeks:

Daniel Matson, at Watchfortheday.org, wrote an excellent article pertaining to the potential connection between the 69 weeks of Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy (Dan.9:25), and the 2017-2024 Tribulation Timeline Theory. These 69 weeks of Dan.9:25 are composed of two distinct time segments: 7 weeks or 49 years, and 62 weeks or 434 years, totaling 483 years.

It appears to me that Daniel Matson’s observations (of above charts) merit serious consideration; “Therefore, it appears that history is repeating itself to highlight the placement of the final seven years that were put on hold when the mystery of the Church was inserted at Pentecost. Of course, it would actually be the work of God to demonstrate a similar pattern in the final countdown.With this understanding, it would seem to indicate that the fall feasts in the 483rd year (69 weeks) would occur in the year 2017. Therefore, each 70th Week component of each calculation runs from 2017 to 2024 making them run in parallel. While the primary meaning of Daniel’s 70 Weeks is suspended at 69 weeks, the secondary application of Suleiman’s Decree seems to be the marker to identify the placement of the 70th Week”…

“It seems reasonable then that God has chosen the 70 Weeks of Daniel to narrow down the time to both Advents of Christ. With the Decree of Suleiman the Magnificent in 1535, it would seem that a secondary application of the prophecy may indeed fit. The odds of a 434 year gap between decrees to rebuild Jerusalem are indeed fairly slim. The other indicators point to 2017 and 2024 also seem to lend support to this theory that the 70th Week runs between those years. If this secondary application is true, it is then a monumental indicator that time is indeed very short and that 2017 is the likely looming year in the initiation of the 70th Week. We shall soon see…” (keep in mind that Daniel Matson wrote this article way back in 2011).

In the end, the legitimacy of a 2017-2024 Tribulation timeline neither stands or falls with this mirroring of Daniel’s 70 Weeks theory; but I for one, find it to be very fascinating…you decide.

Re-Thinking the 2017-2024 Tribulation Timeline (Part 1)

Long before The Great Sign of the Sun-Clothed Woman (The Rev.12 Sign) appeared on Sept. 23, 2017, there were quite a few prophecy students proposing a potential 2017-2024 timeline for the final seven years of this age prior to Christ’s Return to the Earth. As the highly anticipated date of Sept. 23, 2017 approached, the excitement and euphoria nearly became tangible. It certainly appeared to be an extremely promising date for the Rapture – the catching away of the followers of Christ off this planet. However, when Sept. 24th rolled around, and everyone was still here, there were many who mistakenly dismissed the legitimacy of the sign.

It’s my firm conviction that all attempts to refute the claim of the Sept. 23, 2017 heavenly alignment matching and fulfilling the description given in Rev.12:1,2 have failed miserably.

Although there were those who entirely wrote-off the reality of the Rev.12 Sign appearing on Sept. 23, 2017, there were others, while embracing it’s authenticity, abandoned the 2017-2014 Tribulation timeline due to the Rapture event not taking place. Make no mistake about it, The Rev.12 Sign, also referred to as the “Mega Sign” due to it’s translation from the Greek – mega semeion in Rev.12:1, was not a “non-event”. There was indeed an epic event that occurred on Sept. 23, 2017 … the manifestation of God’s most important sign to His creation since the Star of Bethlehem!

It was somewhere around the beginning of 2019 that I first came across an article that awoken me to the possibility of a 2017-2024 Tribulation timeline.

At the very beginning of the above article it reads,”but of course it (referring to the timeline) becomes a moot point if the Tribulation doesn’t begin this fall (of 2017)”. Ironically, it was that very statement which would eventually lead me to ask myself a riveting and unexpected question, “Could it be that the 2017-2024 Tribulation timeline is “still alive and well?” After careful examination of the signs both preceding and following the Rev.12 Sign, I came away believing that it very well may be the case.

The”two witnesses”, or two epic signs of the Great Pyramid and the Rev.12 Sign, began the wheels turning in my head. It just seemed way to coincidental that these signs just happened to perfectly “bookend” the Feast of Trumpets in 2017. Many were aware of the Rev.12 Sign, but many were unaware of the great significance of the Sign of the Great Pyramid, it pointed directly to Sept. 20, 2017, with the two day observance (Sept.21/22) of the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) wedged in between the Rev.12 Sign on Sept. 23rd…”bookends” with surgical precision…the hand of God if you ask me. The heavenly sign of the Great Pyramid’s “Christ Angle” occurred on Sept. 20/21, 2017. The Christ angle is 26.3 degrees, and the 263rd day of 2017 just so happened to land on Sept. 20th ..what are the odds?!

It appears to me that God was trying to draw our attention to the Feast of Trumpets in 2017, Jewish year 5778. With the help of a few other signs (such as The Great American Solar Eclipse and The 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad) I was left with the belief that the Feast of Trumpets in 2017 was, in all likelihood, marking the starting point to the final seven years of this age.

Before I present the 2017-2024 timeline, I find it important to note a few things. The timeline is merely speculative, I myself see other viable possibilities. It’s certainly not a “thus saith the Lord” declaration. It’s not “bullet-proof”, in fact I myself could shoot many holes in it, there are many questions associated with it that I cannot answer at this point. However, I don’t believe I should allow these facts to hinder me from sharing what I have observed concerning this ominous and exciting timeline. This website was simply born out of a desire to share the information that I’ve gleaned with my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Your insights are greatly valued, even if they don’t line up with my viewpoint, no one has all the answers, we are all susceptible to error…1 Cor.13:12, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known”(KJV).

The 2017-2024 Tribulation Timeline Theory:

(1) Sept.21/22, 2017 – Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets
Plus 1290 days (Dan.12:11) equals…

(2) Apr.3, 2021 – 7th day of Passover –
A.O.D./Great Tribulation
Plus 1260 days (Rev.11:3;12:6) equals…

(3) Sept.14, 2024 – Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement –
Jesus Returns to the Earth
(Rev.19:11-21; Zech.14:4,5)

Total duration = 2550 days (all dates on Torah Calendar)
A.O.D. – the Abomination of Desolation/Great Tribulation (Matt.24:15-21)

Due to the complex nature of God’s prophetic program leading up to Christ’s Return to the Earth, opposing theories will inevitably exist. Let’s endeavor to avoid devouring one another in an attempt to defend our personal viewpoints or agendas. As followers of Jesus Christ we should be earnestly striving to seek out the truth as revealed in His Word, while exhibiting the fruit of the Holy Spirit as lights to a dark, sin-ridden world.

Keys to Unlocking End Times Prophecy

Most students of end times prophecy are in agreement that the nation of Israel is the centerpiece and fulcrum point which all other accompanying signs revolve. The challenging aspect here pertains to identifying and deciphering these signs. Here are three largely misunderstood and over-looked components that I have found to be extremely effective tools. If properly applied (and this is a huge “if”), I believe our understanding will be significantly enhanced.

(1) The Seven Feasts of Israel:

“These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.” (Lev.23:4).

No study of the end times is complete without a proper understanding of the framework of the seven major Jewish Festivals or “appointments” the Lord has established in their larger prophetic context. In a nutshell, they reveal the nature and timing of God’s plan for the redemption of humanity. Just as the spring Feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Pentecost were all prophetically related to Christ’s atoning work at his First Coming, the remaining three fall Feasts – Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles pertain to His Second Coming.

The chronological order in which the seven Feasts were instituted may prove to be very significant. Since the first four Feasts were fulfilled consecutively, it would seem to follow that the last three will do likewise. However, since we await their ultimate fulfillment, we should not say with certainty how they will play out. There are varying viewpoints among ardent students of the prophetic Scriptures concerning their order and timing.

But it is the common denominator, the point of overwhelming agreement that exists between these followers of Christ that is so very exciting – the recognition that Jesus fulfilled the spring Feasts to the letter at His first coming. With that realization, my heart leaps with an expectant confidence that He will “seal up vision and prophecy”(Dan.9:24) by way of the fall Feasts!

(2) Biblical Astronomy – The Hebrew Mazzaroth:

There is a vast difference between Biblical astronomy and astrology. Please be aware of the vast distinction and thereby avoid the error of “throwing the baby (astronomy) out with the bath water” (astrology). Astrology is offensive to God because it attributes to planets and stars the power that belongs to God alone; it is essentially the worship of the stars instead of the God who created them. Rom.1:25 – “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creation more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”

The practice of astrology is strictly forbidden in the Word of God (Deut.4:9). The truth is found in Biblical astronomy. It was the One True God of the Bible – YHWH – that created, numbered, and named all the celestial orbs in the universe (Ps.147:4). He also arranged the stars into recognizable groups that we call constellations. (Amos 5:8).

In the book of Job, the oldest book in the Bible, it is stated, “Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season?” (Job 38:32a). The Mazzaroth refers to the mapping out of the appearances of the stars into twelve portions, which received from the Greeks the name of the “zodiac”.

Many are unaware of the fact that one of God’s purposes in creating the heavens (celestial firmament) was to showcase His signs or messages to the world – (Gen.1:14; Luke 21:11,15). On Sept.23,2017, God delivered His most important sign since the birth of Christ. At that time, a unique alignment formed in the heavens matching The Great Sign of the Woman in Rev.12:1,2.

Keep in mind that it was a heavenly sign, in the form of the Star of Bethlehem, that heralded the First Coming of Jesus Christ. Now, slightly more than 2000 years later, it appears that the Great Sign of the Woman is and was that wondrous sign which announced the nearness of His Second Coming!

(3) Bible Numerics:

Rev.13:18 – “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”(666).

Here in the text, the phrase “let him count” is the Greek word psephizo – Strong’s Concordance number G5585 – to use pebbles in enumeration, i.e. (generally) to compute – count.

Here is undeniable and overwhelming evidence that the utilization of numbers (“Bible numerics”) in the interpretation of end times prophecy is biblical and not “lunatic fringe”. Instead we are told that the use of numerics is not only wise, but essential to the desciphering of certain Biblical “mysteries’. Prov.25:2 – “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings to search a matter out”.

Keep in mind this fact – if it were impossible for anyone to discover the identity of the beast (the Antichrist, “Mr.666”), it would be folly for God to call that person wise or to encourage him to seek it out. The “tool” of Bible numerics, like any other system of deciphering truth must be rightly applied, and if it is, there will always be a remnant of Christ’s followers who will discern it as truth with the aid of the Holy Spirit.

Throughout the Scriptures there are many patterns associated with day counts. However, we must strive to keep a balanced approach, although numbers are an instrument used to detect patterns, numbers do not always guarantee a continued pattern, and therefore an assured prophetical fulfillment.

It is my belief that God has been using numerics in the form of gematria as well as the word-to-number coding found in Strong’s Concordance. They are methods in which God is utilizing to convey and “animate” His signs to all those who will diligently seek them. What an exciting time to be alive as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Discerning the Lateness of the Hour

Jesus told His disciples in John 16:12, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now”. In other words, Jesus had given them a basic outline concerning His plan of salvation, but had not gone into details. He knew that they were unable to comprehend them at that point in time.

It is vital that we apply this principle to the arena of end times prophecy. The Word of God will often seemingly contradict itself unless we have a firm grasp of the context in which any verse or portion of Scripture is “couched in”.

For example, we are told in Acts 1:7 “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power”. Many mistakenly claim this verse as a prooftext to essentially claim, “it is useless to study the signs pertaining to Christ’s return, we cannot possibly know where we are on God’s prophetic timeline”. Simply put, it is a cop-out, do not allow them to derail you from believing the truth! – the Lord will illuminate those who seek this revelation (Hebrews 11:6).

You see, it becomes an impossible task for the scoffers to harmonize their claim with the truth pronounced in 1 Thess.5:1-11.. vs.1-3, “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write to you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction shall come upon them”… vs.4 -But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day shall overtake you as a thief”. Do not overlook the sharp contrast between the discerning and non-discerning groups. Compare verse 3, “For when THEY shall say, with verse 4, “But YE”.

In Acts 1:6, the disciples asked Jesus if He was going to”restore the Kingdom of Israel”. But just as in John 16:12, Jesus essentially ignored their question realizing that they were not ready to recieve His answer at that juncture in time. Jesus simply brought them back again to what was His main agenda for them at that point in the Father’s prophetic plan (2000 yrs.plus ago) ….. being witnesses into all the world and a testimony to all nations (Acts 1:8).

Apparently, the followers of Christ at His first coming, as well as those throughout the ages possesed a very “foggy” understanding of the final events of the age before Christs return to the earth at the end of the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” (Jer.30:7), a.k.a. – the “Great Tribulation” (Matt.24:15).

The prophet Daniel addressed this very issue in Dan.12:4,”But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. “By all accounts, this end times Divine revelation was “unsealed” and reserved for the last generation prior to Christ’s return (Matt.24:34). After all, it is only those who are alive from that group comprised of all nations, who will actually experience the epic events that comprise the Second Coming of Christ.

As end times followers of Christ, we may not be able to pinpoint the exact timing of the Rapture, but we should know the season by the Biblical signs. Instead of chasing after exact Rapture dates, it is my firm belief that we should step back and discern this season through a wider or panoramic perspective. And most importantly, we should be preparing ourselves spiritually through prayer, Bible reading, and an earnest desire and willingness to walk in God’s will for our lives. Let us all take heed to the intensely sobering words of Luke 21:36: “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”

Note: If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, be sure to leave a comment below – thank you, Steve.