Thanks John for your faithful service. May our Heavenly Father continue to bless you.
Will Yom Teruah 2012 (Rosh Hashanah) be the time of the Natzal? (The catching away of the righteous dead and living, known by many as the Rapture) We can’t know the day or the hour, but we can know the season. (Moed or “appointed time”). For those of us who firmly believe HaShem will meet the Fall appointments concerning the second advent of Yeshua with the same precise accuracy He fulfilled the Spring feast (appointments) with Yeshua’s first coming, the end of Elul and the 1st day of Tishri always brings an expectation that this could be the year.
I have put together a timeline based on the catching away of the righteous occurring this fall. Again, I’m not saying it will, but if it does, we can put these events in perspective. It is important to remember, the Jewish Civil calendar encompasses the last four months, generally speaking, of the Gregorian calendar one year and the first eight months of the next. So the years of the tribulation will include events from 2012 & 2013 in year one, 2013 & 2014 in year two and so on. Using Joseph Goods’ overlay for the Birth pains of Messiah at hatikva.org and Mark Biltz’s tetrad cycle at elshaddaiministries.us, here is what could be unfolding in the next seven years if G-D’s final Feasts fulfillment begins this year:
Yom Teruah 2012- Tishri 1-2- The Natzal, the Harpazo, the Rapture- This is the start of year 6001 from creation. On Tishri 8, while reeling from the effects of the departure of the righteous, a weakened U.S. A. is attacked and destroyed by Russia. On Tishri 9, while the world is horrified by the destruction of the U.S., The false messiah takes over Europe in 1 hour. Ten Kings are sub-rulers under him. He also has a Religious leader who is known as the False Prophet. The religion that supports him is a false Christianity.
Yom Kippur 2012- Tishri 10- The start of year one of the Tribulation- the false messiah signs his treaty with Israel and the two witnesses begin their service in Israel, as well as the 144,000. The Temple mount is purified and Temple services are conducted while efforts begin to rebuild the “Bet HaMikdash”.
Yom Kippur 2013- The start of year two of the Tribulation- The break-away second Jewish state formed in Judea will be defeated by an Arab confederacy, but before Israel is attacked, Russia steps in to defeat the confederacy and Damascus is destroyed. There will be a total Lunar Eclipse at Pesach (Passover) 2014.
Yom Kippur 2014- The start of year three of the Tribulation- after Russia’s defeat of the Arab confederacy, a conspiracy is made in Heshbon, Jordan to destroy Israel. This confederacy includes Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, the Palestians and Russia. At Rosh Hashanah 2015, Russia and her allies attack Israel in a surprise attack. The Israeli army is defeated by the overwhelming alliance in the north. This is the Invasion of Gog and Magog. There will be a total Lunar Eclipse on Sukkot (Tabernacles) 2014 and Pesach 2015. There is also a partial Solar Eclipse at Rosh Hashanah 2015.
Yom Kippur 2015- The start of year four of the Tribulation- Russia is defeated by HaShem on Yom Kippur. All of Israel realizes and accepts that Yeshua is their Messiah and the agent of G-d sent to redeem them. Many Jordanians also accept Yeshua as their Messiah. Adar 10, 2016 – The false prophet sets up the Abomination of Desolations in the Temple. The Desolation will last until Tishri 10, 2019 and will account for the 1290 days prophesied concerning such. Jews begin to flee toward the valleys of Jordan. Nisan 10, 2016 is the midway point of the seven years – The false messiah enters Jerusalem and goes into the Temple. He claims to be Jesus. The Temple is desecrated from Nisan 10, 2016 until Kislev 25, 2019, at which time it will be rededicated for the Messianic Kingdom. This time frame accounts for the 1335 days prophesied for the desecration of the Temple. Also on Nisan 10 – The false messiah slays the two witnesses and their bodies lay in the streets of Jerusalem. Jews flee in mass to Jordan where they are aided by the believing Jordanians. A large group goes to Petra with the Mishkan that was constructed sometime during the first years of the birth pains. The other valleys that the Jews will flee to are made known at this time. Nisan 14, 2016 at noon, – the two witnesses are resurrected by G-d in plain sight of everyone. They ascend into heaven. An army is sent against the fleeing Jews by the false messiah. This army is destroyed by an earthquake. More armies are sent, but they are unable to penetrate the protection of G-d upon the Israelis. The false messiah has now re-located his armies and headquarters to Israel.
There is a total Lunar Eclipse on Sukkot 2015.
Yom Kippur 2016- The start of year five of the Tribulation- A European army is maintained by the false messiah in Jordan trying to get to the Jews in hiding. Somewhere during this period the false messiah institutes laws concerning the following: times and seasons (the Feasts of G-D), buying and selling, the mark of the false messiah (6, 6, 6). The Asian and African armies march out of the East and South respectively, to attack the false messiah in the Middle East.
Yom Kippur 2017- The start of year six of the Tribulation- There is a great move among many non-Jews as they turn away from the false messiah and believe in Yeshua. These non-Jewish believers are Torah observant and anti-idolatry. The false messiah actively hunts down these believers to put them to death. A non-Jewish army of believers in Yeshua (probably due in a large part to efforts of the 144,000) goes to fight the false messiah, who is on his way to aid the Russians, now his subjects, who are attacked by the Asian armies.
Yom Kippur 2018- The start of the seventh and final year of the tribulation- The battle of Haran and Carchemish, between the Russian forces under the false messiah and the armies of Asia, are fought. The Asian armies are victorious. There is also a Military campaign in Jordan between the armies of Asia against those of the false messiah that are trying to get to the Jews in hiding in the Jordanian valleys. The siege of Jerusalem begins at this time as The African armies and the armies of Asia attack the false messiah within the city.
Yom Kippur 2019- The end of the seven years- As Yeshua comes to Jerusalem with his Saints, the Shofar haGadol (the Great Shofar) sounds. He stands on the Mount of Olives at the site where the red heifer is slain. An earthquake occurs splitting the Mount of Olives to the north and south. The Hinnon Valley is made large by this earthquake. A new valley created by the earthquake runs southeast to Azal, the location where the Azazel goat was slain during Temple ceremonies on Yom Kippur. The non-Jewish believers around Jerusalem take refuge in this valley. The Dead Sea erupts in fire as the oil and flammable gasses trapped beneath are released by the earthquake. The armies besieging Jerusalem and those of the false messiah are slain as they battle Messiah and His army. The false messiah and false prophet flee Jerusalem and are captured in the plain of Jericho. They are taken to Azal. The coastline of the Sea of Fire (Dead Sea) now reaches up to this point. The false messiah and false prophet are cast off into the sea alive and Satan is bound. The Shani cloth turns white. Great rejoicing breaks out in Jerusalem among the believers. Angels are sent throughout the world to gather the unrighteous to the Tophet at Jerusalem for the judgment of the nations. Angels are then sent throughout the world to gather the believers (both Jewish and Non-Jewish) to Jerusalem for the upcoming Sukkot celebration. The unrighteous are slain and left for the birds and animals to eat. The Tophet becomes the trash dump of Jerusalem. At Sukkot at the end of the seven years you have the Coronation of Yeshua on earth and establishment of the Kingdom on earth. The Mishkan (Tabernacle) is set up in Jerusalem and used for the Sukkot festivities as the Temple must be cleansed before use. During this period the administration of the kingdom will be instituted.
Even if this is not the year, although we pray, “Even so, come quickly Lord Yeshua! “ -whatever year it is, the basic timeline will fall the same way on the Jewish calendar. As we continue to watch and pray for the Lord to descend from Heaven with a shout and the sound of the shofar, let us encourage each other to be about the Masters’ work. We know we are close. May the Heavenly Father bless and keep you until the day of our redemption.