Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The title might be disappointing for many doves who eagerly await the day of revelation sign in September. Before presenting this article, I would like to give a disclaimer that I could be totally wrong but would still wanted to present my views to fellow watchers who eagerly await the rapture during September time frame.
Many people told me that rapture could happen in the fall of 2015 following the occurrence of tetra blood moon prophecy. But, I didn't believe that as I didn't get a conviction in my spirit. But, this year is different and still I wouldn't say rapture will happen for sure this year. My expectation is rapture may happen any time starting the second half of this year and hence forth. My range is very broad where I believe rapture would occur somewhere between this year and 2024 end, it is perfectly possible that rapture could happen during the fall of this year or in the beginning of next year or in next couple of years or later.
We are all very much excited about this year. There is no doubt about 2017 being the most significant year concerning the end times with lot of concrete evidences pointing this year as a landmark year which will kickoff messianic end times. I have seen various articles circulating throughout the internet with respect to the Revelation 12 sign happening this September and I am also thrilled about it. There are lot of analysis, mind boggling stuffs and excitements regarding that event. As many of you would already aware, following are the points behind that as I already posted. Following are the anniversaries,
1. Reformation - 1517 - 500 years
2. Zionist movement - 1897 - 120 years
3. Balfour declaration - 1917 - 100 years
4. Decision to form Israel - 1947 - 70 years
5. 6-day war - 1967 - 50 years (Jubilee)
Next, the year 5777 with 5 representing grace and 777 representing perfect completion. Lamech died 5 years at 777 before great floods and we are 120 jubilees.
About 17 in Bible,
1. Great floods started on 17th of second month of Noah's 600 years and rested on 17th of 7th month. Gen 7:11 and 8:4
2. Joseph taken captive to Egypt in his 17th age and Jacob was in Egypt for 17 years before he died there. Gen 37:2 and Gen 47:28
3. The 777th chapter of Bible is Jeremiah 32 where he buys the land for 17 shekels of silver. Jer 32:9
4. No record of Jesus life for 17 years from His appearance in Jerusalem temple and His baptism. Luke 2:42 and Luke 3:23
5. Jesus Christ rose back from dead on 17th day of the first month as per passover observance.
6. 117th Psalm the shortest and middle chapter of the Bible.
7. People from 17 nations present during Pentecost. Acts 2.
and could say more. There is a connection between 153 (John 21:11) and 17. 153 = 17 x 9 (may point to 9th month, September and 2017) and it is also the 17th triangular number and that implies, 1+2+3+...+17 = 153. So, there are lot of strong evidences and all of these pointing to this year 2017 can never be a coincidence. By this time, most of us might be aware of most of these interesting connections.
However, I have an instinct that the rapture event won't occur in September at the time of this sign. The reason is very simple because many of us are eagerly expecting that Christ will return at that point of time. Many people start to look for that time. But, it contradicts the words of Jesus, where He clearly mentioned that He will come back at a time when most of us won't expect or watch. Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." So, it is going to be the time that most of us won't expect. Remember, Jesus is telling this to His disciples and not jews. So, at this point of time it turns out that He tells it to His true followers and not for the world.
His appearance is going to be something like the OT events of Moses returning back from Mt. Sinai and Samuel visiting Saul. When Moses delayed return, the people of Israelites who waited for 40 days decided that something happened to Moses and went ahead creating molten calf and started idol worship and then Moses returned. Same way, Saul waited 7 days for Samuel and he offered the burnt offering and we read "And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came" I Samuel 13:10. So, it might happen like that as well that many of us would eagerly await Lord's return in September but if it gets delayed, we should not grow weary and let down ourselves. We should be in a prepared mindset. Because, Jesus will come in an hour that we hardly expect Him to come. Not during the time when everyone eagerly watches. Remember, He will come like a thief but there are many who are expecting Him during September so it won't be a real thief like situation.
So, when He would come? No one knows the day or the hour. I am speculating that Jesus might come any time later than September. I am really not sure. When I was thinking about this, I have an intuition from Holy Spirit about the event of Jesus coming to His disciples walking on the water and I read that portion and I felt there was a clue. Matthew 14:25 says "And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea." The 12 hours of 6 PM to 6 AM is divided into 4 watch periods as 3 hours each and Jesus came to them in the fourth watch. So, my thought was if we divide the year into 4 quarters, then we might expect Jesus might return for bride during October - December, probably during mid November. If it turns out a watch is an year, then it will be fourth year from now which might turn out to be 2020. But, again a disclaimer that this is my opinion. But, I think you have got my point. Just would like to say, we should be awake, watching and praying all the times and shouldn't really focus on one particular day or week or month or year hereafter.
There is another interesting scenario where He might come before September which is very much possible. There are lot of signs including a great American eclipse in Aug 21 exactly one month before the Feast of Trumpets on Sep 21. It strikes me that the darkness could mean couple of things from OT. One is the ninth plague on Egypt where the sun was darkened for three days before the great plague of pass-over and the second thing is the Joel prophecy where before the great day of the Lord sun turns dark and moon turns blood where the tetra blood moon already happened in 2014/15 and now the sun turning dark. Its all getting interesting from here on.
But, if at all rapture doesn't happen this year, never get disappointed and make yourself sure on one point - "There is still some more work to be done" and we are getting near and near with each day passing. I could feel that He is at the door but the timing belongs to Him. Even if rapture doesn't happen, great and unexpected things would happen across the world.
Again, I might be totally wrong and rapture might happen in September as well but I wanted to write this so in case if it doesn't happen you may always remember this note and don't get weary.
Keep watching and praying as our redemption draws nigh. Keep up your spirits. Stay blessed.
All praise, honor and glory to the Father through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Maranatha. Amen.