According to the Scriptures, the most probable date for the rapture of the Christian Church is on Nisan 10 / Palm Sunday April 17, 2016 which is within 49 years, or one Jubilee of years, following the year 1967 during which God returned Jerusalem to the possession of Israel after 2,000 years.
Nisan 10 / Palm Sunday April 17, 2016 is also exactly 42 Hebrew months, or 1,260 days BEFORE Tishri 1 / Feast of Trumpets September 30, 2019 which I believe to be the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Scripture states that Satan's authority on earth is the 42 months BEFORE the Second Coming of the Lord. Rev 13:5
Just because ALL of the rapture date and tribulation date setters have been wrong in the past does not automatically mean that my rapture date and tribulation date is wrong. None the previous rapture date and tribulation date setters have used the same Scriptural information that I have.
BECAUSE OF THE PROMISES MADE TO US IN THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES WE CAN FIND THE ANSWERS
"....for all things that I heard from My Father I have made KNOWN TO YOU."
"But take heed; See, I have told you ALL THINGS beforehand."
1 Thessalonians 5:4
"But you, brother, are NOT IN DARKNESS so that THIS DAY should overtake you as a thief."
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be OPENED TO YOU."
"And He OPENED THEIR UNDERSTANDING, that they might comprehend the Scriptures."
"For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, NOR HAS ANYTHING BEEN KEPT SECRET but that it should come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."
"Therefore IF YOU WILL NOT WATCH, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not what hour I will come upon you."
WE CAN KNOW 'THE YEAR OF THE RAPTURE' OF HIS CHURCH IF NOT "THE DAY NOR THE HOUR"
The following Scriptures tell us that the rapture of His Church will come only in conjunction with "the day of vengeance of our God" upon the people of Israel in "the acceptable year of the Lord" which is also called the Year of Jubilee. According to Levitical Law, the Year of Jubilee comes once every forty-nine years. (Leviticus 25:8 ) Therefore, the rapture of His Church may come only in one specific year out of every forty-nine years, ie. the Year of Jubilee. The Year of Jubilee begins on Nisan 1 of the fiftieth year which is the first year of the next forty-nine year Jubilee cycle, and is the first-day of the Hebrew Liturgical Year or Sacred Spiritual Year.
OLD TESTAMENT RAPTURE PROPHECY
"......To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, AND the DAY OF VENGEANCE of our God." ( God's wrath comes in the acceptable year of the Lord.)
"For the DAY OF VENGEANCE is My heart, and THE YEAR OF MY REDEEMED has come." (God will love His vengeance when THE YEAR of His raptured comes.)
NEW TESTAMENT RAPTURE PROPHECY
"And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah, and when he opened the book, He found the place where it was written:......To proclaim THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR of the Lord. Then He closed the book .....and sat down."
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you know that its DESOLATION IS NEAR."
"For these are THE DAYS OF VENGEANCE, that all things which are written may be fulfilled ........For there will be great distress ( tribulation ) in the land ( of Israel ) and ( God's ) wrath upon THIS people ( of Israel )."
"Now when these things BEGIN TO HAPPEN, look up and lift up your heads, because YOUR REDEMPTION is near."
"So you also, when you see THESE THINGS HAPPENING, know that THE KINGDOM OF GOD is near."
2 Corinthians 6:2
"....Behold, NOW is the accepted time; Behold, NOW is THE DAY of salvation."
The above Scriptures confirm that "the DAY of salvation" which is 'the DAY of rapture' comes in "the acceptable year" which is in 'the Year of Jubilee'.
Therefore, the rapture of His Church comes ONLY in conjunction with "the vengeance of our God" upon " this people" of Israel during "the acceptable year of the Lord" which is also the Year of Jubilee. God marked the Year of Jubilee for us in June 1967 when he returned Jerusalem to the possession of Israel during the Six Day War. According to Levitical Law, the Year of Jubilee can always be found by adding forty-nine years to the previous Jubilee Year. The year 1967 was the last Year of Jubilee so when we add forty-nine years we come to the next Year of Jubilee 2016 (1967 + 49 = 2016). The next most probable year of the rapture of His Church is during the next "acceptable year of the Lord", the Year of Jubilee 2016.
WE CAN KNOW THE 'MONTH AND YEAR' BUT NOT THE EXACT 'DAY AND HOUR' OF OUR RAPTURE
"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
"Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming."
"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only."
Notice that these Scriptures do not preclude us from knowing the month and the year of His coming to rapture His Church.. Now as to the day and hour of the rapture, consider this: There are always two days on the earth at the same time - one on either side of the International Dateline. In addition to that there are twenty-four time zones on the earth all with a different hour at the same time.
Therefore, at the moment of the rapture, Christians will be raptured out of twenty-four different hours and two different days ALL at the same moment. We cannot know the exact "day nor the hour" of our individual rapture, but we can know within two days.
God created and uses the Hebrew Calendar in which each day begins at sunset and ends at sunset the following day. As an example, the Hebrew day of Nisan 10 / Palm Sunday in the year of 2016 begins at sunset Sabbath Saturday April 16, 2016 and ends at sunset Palm Sunday April 17, 2016 Jerusalem time. If the rapture happens within that time period you will not know what day and hour it will be where you are at that moment. There is no way for you to know, "but only the Father".
THE 'PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE' ALSO POINTS TO THE YEAR 2016
"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near - at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away til all these things take place."
If we consider that the re-establishment of the Nation of Israel back into their 'covenant land' in 1948 after 2,000 years of dispersion as an act of God setting the 'end-time clock' in motion by the planting of the "fig tree"; And if we consider the returning of Jerusalem back to the possession of Israel in June 1967 as an act of God by "putting forth leaves" thus telling us "that it is near" and it, the rapture, is within one "this generation". So just how long is one generation?
"So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations."
Therefore, there are three times fourteen generations or forty-two generations from the birth of Abraham to the birth of Christ. Biblical historians have determined that Abraham entered the Promised Land nineteen-hundred-sixty-seven years before the birth of Christ at the age of seventy-five years old. So if you add (75 years + 1967 years = 2042 years) between the birth of Abraham and the birth of Christ. Now when you divide 2042 years by 42 generations you get 48.6 years or 49 years as the length of one "generation". When you add 49 years to June 1967 when the "fig tree" "put forth leaves" you come to the end of May 2016 as THE END of "this generation". Therefore "all thses things take place" by the end of May 2016.
THERE ARE 'FORTY-TWO HEBREW MONTHS or 1,260 DAYS' BETWEEN THE RAPTURE AND THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD
2 Thessalonians 2:7
"......but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so til He is taken out of the way." (" he is taken out of the way" at the time of the rapture)
"The beast was given.......to exercise his authority for forty-two months." ( the reign of authority of the anti-Christ is forty-two months or 1,260 days)
2 Thessalonians 2:8
".....whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His coming." (Jesus ends the authority of Satan and his anti-Christ after 1,260 days)
Therefore, the rapture of His Church on Nisan 10 / April 17, 2016 allows, exactly, for the 1,260 days of authority of Satan and his the anti-Christ on earth BETWEEN the rapture and the Second Coming of the Lord on Tishri 1 / Feast of Trumpets September 30, 2019.
Revelation 12:10-12 states that "the brethren" , ie. the Church, is raptured at the same time Satan is cast down .
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PALM SUNDAY/ NISAN 10
It was on the day of Nisan 10 that Joshua delivered the Israelites from out of the wilderness into the Promised Land. That is the 'prophetic shadow' of when Jesus will deliver/rapture His Church from out of the world into the Promise of Heaven on a future Nisan 10.
It was on the day of Nisan 10, Palm Sunday, that Jesus rode the colt of a donkey into Jerusalem and was hailed as "Hosanna" by the multitude of His followers. They shouted out to him, "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord" on that day. Then later, Jesus made the following statement:
"For I say to you, You shall see Me no more TILL YOU SAY, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord."
Jesus is telling us that we will be seeing Him next on a future Nisan 10/Palm Sunday. That will probably be Nisan 10/Palm Sunday April 17, 2016 when He appears to rapture His Church/bride in the next Jubilee Year.
2 Timothy 4:8
"Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on THAT DAY, and not to me only but also TO ALL who have loved His appearing."
THE CHURCH/BRIDE IS NOT APPOINTED TO SUFFER THE WRATH OF GOD OR THE WRATH OF SATAN
1 Thessalonians 1:10
"....wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus WHO DELIVERS US from the wrath to come."
1 Thessalonians 5:9
"For God DID NOT APPOINT US to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ."
"Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be SAVED FROM WRATH through him."
I BELIEVE GOD'S GREAT TRIBULATION OF VENGEANCE UPON ISRAEL WILL BEGIN ON NISAN 1/APRIL 8, 2016 OF THE NEXT JUBILEE YEAR, AND BE CONFINED 'ONLY TO ISRAELí FOR THE FIRST TEN DAYS AFTER WHICH THE CHURCH WILL BE RAPTURED 'OUT OF THE WAY' OF HIS TRIBULATION, WITHOUT ITSELF SUFFERING WRATH, ON NISAN 10/PALM SUNDAY APRIL 17, 2016 JUST BEFORE GOD SPREADS HIS WRATH UPON THE WHOLE WORLD. ( Rev 2:10 and Rev 3:10 )
THE CHURCH/BRIDE IS NOT AFFECTED IN ANY WAY AT ALL BY THE GREAT TRIBULATION, BUT THE CHURCH WILL WITNESS THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF GOD'S GREAT TRIBULATION UPON ISRAEL, FROM AFAR, BEFORE BEING RAPTURED TO THE SAFETY OF HEAVEN AT THE END OF THE TENTH DAY OF HIS TRIBULATION OF ISRAEL JUST BEFORE HIS "HOUR OF TEMPTATION UPON THE WHOLE WORLD" BEGINS "TO TEST THOSE WHO ARE LEFT-BEHIND TO DWELL ON THE EARTH". ( Rev 3:10)
Christians are warned to leave Israel and not to enter the country when they see Jerusalem surrounded by armies:
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, THEN YOU KNOW that its desolation is near.....let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.....For there will be great distress ( tribulation) in the land (of Israel) and (God's ) wrath upon THIS people (of Israel)"
If you happen to be a Christian imprisoned in Israel at the time, and you cannot leave as warned, God gives you a special message in:
"Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and YOU WILL HAVE TRIBULATION TEN DAYS. Be faithful until death, and I will give you THE CROWN OF LIFE (at the rapture after ten days)."
So you see, the Church/bride will be right here on earth during the first ten days of God's tribulation of Israel, but at the end of the tenth day when the Church/bride is raptured even those Christians who are in prison in Israel during those ten days are going to be raptured right along with the rest of the Church/bride.
"......Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from? .......These are the ones who come out of (the time of) the great tribulation , and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepard them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes."
In the Old Testament the prophet Isaiah describes the raptured Church/bride in heaven:
"In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you........They shall neither hunger nor thirst, Neither heat nor sun shall strike them: For He who has mercy on them will lead them, Even by the springs of water He will guide them."
THE 'PROBABLE' END-TIMES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday April 7, 2016 : Nisan 1 begins at sunset this evening
Friday April 8, 2016 : Nisan 1, The New Moon is 1% visable, Today is New Year's Day of the Hebrew Sacred Year, The first day of the 'Year of Jubilee'( the 50th Jubilee Year is actually year #1 of each 49-year Jubilee cycle)
This day happens once every forty-nine years, and is the 'acceptable year of the Lord' which is the Year of Jubilee.
The vengeance of God upon the people of Israel, which is God's shortened ten day great tribulation of Israel, begins today
The first Gog-Magog War against Israel which is God's shortened ten-day tribulation of Israel begins today
This is a 'year of perfect order' in which Nisan 10 is on a Sunday ie. Palm Sunday
Saturday April 16, 2016 : Sabbath, Nisan 10/Palm Sunday begins at sunset this evening: 1st watch is 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 2nd watch is 9:00 to midnight
Palm Sunday April 17, 2016 : Nisan 10, 1,260 days before the Second Coming of the Lord on the Feast of Trumpets Sept. 30, 2019
Today is The Day "the lightning flashes from the east to the west" and everyone "will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven".
This is The Day of the 'resurrection of the dead in Christ' and the 'rapture of the living in Christ' whom together are the "Firstfruits of the Spirit"
Just as Jesus Himself, the "Firstfruits of the Dead", resurrected soon after the Sabbath sunset on the first day of the week, His Church/bride will also in like manner.
This is The Day that the Sixth Seal is broken, and is also the great and terrible Day of the Lord's wrath upon the whole world begins AFTER the rapture, and AFTER the Seventh Seal is broken.
Today is The Day the Holy Spirit "is taken out of the way" so that he no longer holds back the anti-Christ allowing his 1,260 day authority on earth , and Satan is cast down to earth.
Today is the tenth day and last day of the Gog-Magog War shortened tribulation of Israel because God ends the war after ten-days just as He, Himself, began it.
Today is The Day the archangel Michael casts Satan down to earth while Jesus is rapturing His Church/bride to heaven to a place prepared for Her just as He has a place prepared, on earth, for the woman remnant of Israel . .
Today is The Day that the 144,000 are sealed by the angel just before the four angels unleash their power to harm the earth and the sea AFTER the rapture of His Church.
Today commorates the first Palm Sunday, Nisan 10, when Jesus rode a colt of a donkey into Jerusalem and was hailed, "Hosanna in the highest".
Today commorates the day, Nisan 10, when Joshua delivered the Israelites out of the wilderness, across the Jordan, into the Promised Land
I believe that Joshua delivered the Israelites across the Jordan River into their Promised Land on Nisan 10 of a Year of Jubilee just as I believe
Jesus will deliver/rapture His Church/bride from out of the world into the Promise of Heaven on Nisan10/April 17 of the next Year of Jubilee 2016.
After the Rapture
Monday April 18, 2016 : Nisan 11, 1,260 full-days before the Second Coming of the Lord on the Feast of Trumpets Sept. 30, 2019
Today is the first day of Satan and his anti-Christ's 1,260 days of power and authority of wrath on earth after he is no longer restrained by the Holy Spirit.
Today is the first day of the 1,260 days that 'The woman' remnant of Israel is protected and fed in the place prepared for her on earth by God.
Today is the first day that His Church/bride is absent from the earth and now stands as the great multitude before the Lamb in heaven.
Today is the day that the Seventh Seal of God's wrath is broken, and God's wrath is spread from Isreal to the whole world.
Today begins God's "hour of temptation" or "the hour of trial" which is His wrath upon the whole world "to test those who dwell on the earth"
THE RAPTURE WILL HAPPEN 'ONLY ON A SUNDAY' - THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK
Keep in mind the fact that Jesus is "the firstfruits of the dead", and that His Church/bride will become the "firstfruits of the Spirit" at the rapture.
1 Corinthians 15:20
"But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep."
"Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body."
Now consider the two wave offerings ordained by God in Leviticus 23. The first 'sheaf of the grain harvest' wave offering represents the prophecy of Jesus becoming the "firstfruits of the dead" on the day of His resurrection which was on Sunday, the first day of the week.
The second wave offering of 'two loaves of bread of the firstfruits baked with leaven', one loaf representing the 'dead in Christ' and one loaf representing the 'living in Christ'; and both together represent the prophecy of His Church/bride becoming the "firstfruits of the Spirit" and "firstfruits to the Lord" on the day of the rapture which will also be on Sunday, the first day of the week.
Both of these two wave offerings are to be waved at the alter by the priest on the day AFTER the Saturday Sabbath which is on Sunday, the first day of the week.
"When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it."
This is the prophecy of Jesus becoming the "firstfruits of the dead" when He rose from the dead and ascended to the Father on Sunday, the first day of the week after the Sabbath. The pattern is now set by Jesus for His Church/bride to be resurrected/raptured in like manner on Sunday, the first day of the week after the Sabbath.
"Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons."
Leviticus 23:16-17 & 20
"Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord. You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves.....They shall be of fine flour baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord......The preist shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the Lord."
This is the prophecy of His Church/bride becoming the "firstfruits of the Spirit" and the "firstfruits to the Lord" on the day of the 'resurrection of the dead in Christ' and the 'rapture of the living in Christ' on the day after the Sabbath which is on Sunday, the first day of the week just as Jesus Himself did.
Of the seven days of the week we can expect the rapture to happen on Sunday as the pattern set in the Scriptures. The Hebrew day begins at sunset and ends at sunset the following day. Therefore Sunday begins at sunset on the evening of the Saturday Sabbath. The first watch of the night is from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and the second watch of the night is from 9:00 pm to midnight. Mark 16:9 tells us that Jesus "rose early on the first day of the week" so He resurrected from the dead during the first or second watch of the night. He did not ascend/rapture to the Father until after daylight Sunday morning because He told Mary Magdalene not to touch Him as He had not yet ascended/raptured to the Father when she saw Him.
Scriptural evidence points to Sunday as the day of the resurrection/rapture of His Church/bride just as Jesus Himself set the pattern of the wave offerings. That Sunday will, in all probability, be on Palm Sunday/Nisan 10 April 17, 2016 in the 'acceptable year of the Lord' which is the Year of Jubilee 2016. Nisan 10 is also the very day that Joshua delivered the Israelites from out of the wilderness into the Promised Land as a shadow of the future event when jesus will deliver/rapture His Church/bride from out of the world into the Promise of Heaven.
WE CAN EXPECT THE 'SECOND COMING' OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST TO HAPPEN ON A FUTURE 'FEAST OF TRUMPETS'
God ordained seven annual Feasts of the Lord in Levitical Law given to Moses. The first three feasts are the Spring feasts which are Passover/Nisan 14, Feast of Unleavened Bread/ Nisan 15, and Feast of Firstfruits/Nisan 17. The middle feast is the early Summer feast which is the Feast of Pentecost. The last three feasts are the Fall feasts which are the Feast of Trumpets/Tishri 1, Feast of Atonement Tishri 10, and Feast of Tabernacles/Tishri 15.
The prophecies of the first three Spring feasts of the Lord were all fulfilled by Jesus at His 'First Coming'. He rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday/ Nisan 10 on the colt of a donkey and was hailed by His followers as "Hosanna in the highest". Four days later on Feast of Passover/Nisan 14 He was crucified on the cross as the sinless 'Lamb of God' which fulfilled the Feast of Passover.
He then went to Hell as the sinless 'Unleavened Bread of Life' for three days which fulfilled the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
After the third day, which was then Sunday Feast of Firstfruits/Nisan 17 He resurrected from the dead as the 'Firstfruits of the dead' which fulfilled the Feast of Firstfruits. ie. Easter
Forty days later, which was ten days before the Feast of Pentecost, He ascended to heaven after telling His disciples that God would send them a gift on the Feast of Pentecost. The gift which was received on the Feast of Pentecost was the Holy Spirit which fulfilled the Feast of Pentecost.
We can expect the 'Second Coming 'of the Lord Jesus Christ will fulfill the prophecies of the Fall Feasts of the Lord which are yet to be fulfilled. We can expect the 'Second Coming' of the Lord to be on a future Feast of Trumpets/Tishri 1 which will be 1,260 days after Palm Sunday/Nisan 10 three and one-half years earlier. There are exactly 1,260 days between Palm Sunday/Nisan 10/April 17, 2016 and Feast of Trumpets/Tishri 1/September 30, 2019.