Steve W (17 Dec 2011)
"2015 :  The Only Logical Fit....And Here's Why"


Dear Doves,
 
 
First of all, thanks to Mathman for the incredible analogous post yesterday with reference to the return of Christ being September 23, 2015, the Feast of Atonement. It was clearly,simply,and beautifully illustrated
to give us a logical reason for the return of Christ on the Feast of Atonement in the year 2015. 
 
As Mathman,Ron Reese, and others have illustrated, the fundamental reasoning of the 2008-2015 timeframe is Daniel 9:24-27 and the 7 weeks. On June 7,1967 the "command to restore and build Jerusalem" commenced. We then add the required 17460 days, and we arrive at Feast of Atonement/Yom Kippur Sept. 23, 2015. 
 
There is no other date by which you can count the 7 weeks, thus no other date for Christ's return other than Sept. 23, 2015. Of course, we can always add our own spin to things by attempting to count from May 14, 1948 when Israel became a nation, or maybe guessing the Jubilee year, but this is not logical. You can't use May 14, 1948 as a starting point because  the 7 weeks of Dan 9:24-27 was to commence from the command to restore and build Jerusalem, not when Israel became a nation. As for the Jubilee, it has to be based on something concrete. We can't just pull it out of thin air. And the most reliable source for determining the Jubilee is to consider the Shmita year which is currently observed by Rabbis in Israel. As it turns out, the past 2 Shmita's were 2000-01, 2007-08, and the next one is 2014-15....with the next year most likely being that 50th year starting September 23, 2015! and running through to the day before Atonement 2016.
 
If you do not believe the date of September 23,2015 as when Christ returns, what other date is there? The date  has to be based on something. The Jubilee , 7 weeks, or 17460 days from Jerusalem being captured by Israel on June 7, 1967,  takes us to feast of Atonement September, 23, 2015!  As it turns out, based on the current counting of Shmita,  the 49th year ends on Sept. 22, 2015, making September 23, 2015 the first day of Jubilee...and lasts into 2016.
 
As Mathman, Ron Reese, and many others have stated, no other date seems to fit. Lets now look at Atonement 2018 as some have speculated Christ may return. September 19, 2018(Atonement) minus 17460 days and we come to November 30, 1970. What happened on this date...absolutely nothing!  This is where we must start to think outside of what we have been taught, specifically, a seven year tribulation. If you will allow scripture to interpret itself, you will see the tribulation being 3.5 years ,not seven years.
 
Ultimately, the only time, and truly as I see it, the ONLY time you can apply the 7 weeks of Daniel, which start from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince comes, is when you use June 7, 1967 as a starting point...and you end up 17460 days later at the feast Atonement Sept 23, 2015. It all fits logically,perfectly,and scripturally.
 
Blessings to all,
 
Steve W.