These are not just signs. These are very specific signs. These are Biblical signs. There are a multitude of signs, very compelling signs. And they are ALL pointing to the same date of Apr. 19--20, 2011! Feast of Firstfruits is the absolute perfect fit, for the Firstfruits Rapture. It is the day that Jesus was resurrected from the grave. The Resurrection/Rapture is the day the saints are resurrected from the grave, and given new glorified bodies, just like Jesus was resurrected from the grave and given a new glorified body. And now we have at least a dozen very specific and compelling warning signs that are pointing directly at Feast of Firstfruits, April 19--20, 2011!!! (I will deal with the actual day of Feast of Firstfruits in more depth in Warning Sign #4).
I will be watching with you, Gerry Almond and B.G. Ellis, on your projected dates of Apr. 4--5, or possibly Apr. 11--12. You have made a good case for this time and I commend you for all of your hours and hours of effort. This email is not an attempt to detract from your time frame at all. 888 days from Oct. 29, 2008, and 42 days from the latest Christchurch earthquake, both take us to Apr. 4--5, 2011. This being the first day of Nissan, and the first day of the Jewish New Year, perhaps the Lord is pointing us to the correct year, or even more so, the correct month, for the Rapture/Sudden Destruction.
I pray that you are right in what you believe the Lord is showing to you, and I will be watching with you. But if it does not materialize, I trust that you will be watching with me, as the magnitude and number of these very specific warning signs is simply far too great for any watcher to ignore. They ALL point to Apr. 19--20, 2011!
This purpose of this email is simply to present these specific and compelling warning signs to you, and not to go into any great depth on any of them. I just want you to see all of them at once and to marvel at what God seems to be showing to us. Most of these warning signs will be dealt with in much more detail in future emails. With the midpoint of the Final 7 Years still one year away, it is possible that the Rapture/Sudden Destruction is one year away. Possible, but not likely, with all of these specific warnings signs pointing to the very same day, Apr. 19--20, 2011.
Many of you have seen me compile lists, similar to this, in the past. So, it is only natural for you to be skeptical. Frankly, I cannot blame you. I did not want to have to compile a list like this again. But this time, it seems so different. This list of specific warning signs, that all point to the same date, is so very amazing, much more so than any other in the past. The warning signs are so very compelling that it seems almost unthinkable that all of these specific warning signs could ALL converge on the very same date, and on Feast of Firstfruits, no less, unless God is behind it.
I did not have to go searching for most of these warning signs. The Lord gave most of them to me over a three-hour stretch. A couple signs were given to me by other watchers. It all seemed to come to me directly by the Holy Spirit. Having compiled lists like this in the past, and having other suggested time frames come and go without fulfillment, I cannot prophesy or predict that the Rapture/Sudden Destruction will take place on April 19--20th of this year.
I say this because I am human, and do not claim to be a Prophet. But I do know that my calling is to be a Biblical watchman. I have known that for about 38 years. I have taught Bible Prophecy in Bible College, preached it in many churches, wrote 37 different tracts on end-times Bible Prophecy, in the 1990's, with a total distribution of almost ten million tracts. I do know that this time, because of the way most of these signs came to me over such a short time, and the fact that they are so much more compelling than anything that I have ever seen ir written before, its seems so much more real. It even seems kind of surreal. The fact that many of us probably will be in our new bodies, with Jesus and deceased loved ones, and dwelling in Heaven, in just three more weeks, is almost beyond comprehension.
Do I know that this is the time? No. Am I predicting this is the time? No. Do I honestly believe this is the time? Yes, I do. The evidence is simply too compelling to ignore. I have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, but I am unable to begin to calculate the odds that all twelve of these very specific and compelling warning signs pointing to the very same date, and Feast of Firstfruits, no less, could just be a coincidence. I believe that progressive revelation has taken us from the probable time of the Rapture/SD in the Fall of 2010 to the actual time of the Spring of 2011. I believe the Bride of Christ is about to be called home, fellow Christians.
I will challenge you with this, before you read any further. Pray first. Please do not go any further with a pre-conceived notion that these very specific warning signs mean nothing. Despite what many of you think, Jesus Himself said WE COULD KNOW WHEN HIS RETURN WAS NEAR, EVEN AT THE DOOR! Ask the Lord to give you confirmation in your heart if this date of Apr. 19--20, 2011 is real, or not real. Are you willing to let the Holy Spirit be your guide, and not your pre-conceived ideas?
Below are twelve different specific warning signs, each one fascinating, but when compiled together, they make an extremely compelling case for the Rapture/ Sudden Destruction to take place on Feast of Firstfruits, April 19--20, 2011 (The two warning signs that are blowing my mind as I write this are #5 and #11, so please read them all.):
WARNING SIGN #1--OUR 40-DAY WARNING--THE MARCH 11TH 9.0 JAPAN EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI AND RESULTING AND ONGOING MASSIVE RADIATION PROBLEMS. This is the warning sign that triggered it all for me. The number 9 speaks of Finality and Divine Completeness from the Lord.
40 is the number of trial, testing, and probation. Jesus was tested 40 days in the wilderness. Jesus passed the test. The world was tested for 40 centuries. The world failed the test, and was found in need of a Saviour, Jesus Christ. The people of Ninevah were given a specific 40-day warning or face Sudden Destruction. After a short period of repentance, they passed the test, but later we learn in the Book of Nahum, the repentance did not last long, and they experienced the Sudden Destruction.
The world is now facing Sudden Destruction, with the only escape being the Rapture. We seem to have been given a 40-day warning to repent, a testing period. I am afraid the world is once again failing the test miserably, even much of the church world. If God has given the world a 40-day warning, we can expect the Sudden Destruction/Rapture on Apr. 19--20th.
Many watchers see the Rapture and the 6th Seal Judgment to be simultaneous events. This Judgment is the Great Earthquake, which moves every mountain and island out of its place. This Japan earthquake moved the island of Japan 13 feet, proving this is possible. To move EVERY mountain and island, it would have to be a Greater Earthquake than the Japan 9.0 earthquake. If the Japan earthquake and aftershocks are causing this much radiation damage, just think of the nuclear reactors around the world that would be adversely affected by this Great Earthquake in Revelation 6, that could very possibly by simultaneous with the Rapture.
Is this 9.0 Japan earthquake and devastating tsunami, and resulting and ongoing massive radiation problems a precursor of what this world is about to experience in much greater measure? These radiation problems that the world is experiencing now because of the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan, may be very small compared to what lies straight ahead with The Great Earthquake in Rev. 6, that moves EVERY mountain and island!
I repeat. 40 is a WARNING number. Could it lead to the Sudden Destruction of the Revelation 6 earthquake? Could it lead to the 2nd Seal Judgment of nuclear weapons (the Great Sword) being unleashed? 40 days take us to Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 19--20th. Ummmm.
WARNING SIGN #2--A 120-DAY WARNING--THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ON DEC. 21, 2010. There was much about that eclipse and that day of Dec. 21, 2010, the day of the winter solistice, that had several of us watchers very intrigued about the possibility that could have been our Rapture/SD day. (I will try to write more about this specific day in another email.) It now appears as if it was our 120-day warning.
Here is what Ed Vallowe, in his book, "Biblical Mathematics" says. "One hundred and twenty is made up of THREE FORTIES (3 X 40 = 120). Applied to time, it therefore signifies a DIVINELY APPOINTED PERIOD OF PROBATION." If 40 is a number for WARNING, then is 120 a TRIPLE WARNING?
Israel's period of probation ends at the end of the Final 7 Years, and the extra 75 days, which should be on Hanukkah Eve, Dec. 7, 2015. As Gerry Almond so amazingly pointed out in his post on 5 Doves yesterday, the nation of Israel actually started its roots on a specific day in 1897. Going ahead EXACTLY 120 prophetic years of 360 days each from this specific day, takes us precisely to this day of Dec. 7, 2015, when Jesus will be crowned King in the new Temple in Jerusalem. Coincidence? Not hardly, as the odds would be tremendous and over-the-top, but rather a divinely appointed day by God Himself, using the 120-year principle for His divine period of probation. Israel's probation period will end precise on this divinely appointed day.
The world in Noah's time was also given a divinely-appointed period of probation of 120 years, as we learn in Genesis, or face Sudden Destruction. The world failed this probationary period miserably and so faced the Sudden Destruction of the Great Flood.
It appears the world has been given another WARNING SIGN FROM HEAVEN (didn't Jesus warn us that there would be signs in the Heavens?) with the total solar eclipse on Dec. 21, 2010. A WARNING SIGN FROM HEAVEN of Halley's comet preceded the Great Flood. A probationary period of 120 years was given to the world as they watched Noah build his Ark of Safety. The current specific 120-day warning sign from Heaven leads once again to Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 19--20, 2011. Ummmm.
WARNING SIGN #3--THE GULF OIL CATASTROPHE WAS OUR ONE-YEAR WARNING. Yes, it was precisely on April, 20, 2010, that the Gulf oil rig exploded that turned into a huge catastrophe. This cataclysmic event is still an ongoing problem, much bigger than most of the world realizes.
I believe this was the beginning of the 2nd Trumpet Judgment, as it is so perfectly described in Revelation 8. It is still an ongoing tragedy, with much more potential for much more destruction. You can read much more about this on my website at:
The amazing thing about this catastrophic event is that God may have been giving us a one-year warning, pointing us directly to Apr. 19--20, 2011. Yes, another specific warning event pointing directly to Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 19--20, 2011! Ummmm.
WARNING SIGN #4--THE FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS, THE PERFECT DAY FOR THE FIRSTFRUITS RAPTURE. This is the day that Jesus was resurrected from the dead. The Rapture is the day the dead in Christ will be resurrected from the dead. It is a perfect fit. For those of us watchers who believe in more than one Rapture, the 2nd Rapture would take place on Pentecost (in some year), to fulfill the wheat harvest, and the Final Harvest Rapture, the Grape Harvest, would take place in the Fall (in some year). But the logical, and Biblical place for the Barley Harvest, or the Firstfruits Rapture, would be on Feast of Firstfruits.
Therefore, ALL of these 12 signs pointing specifically to Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 19--20, 2011, is mind-boggling, to say the least. Lora Shipley, in the Spring of 2010, posted on Five Doves, a tremendous deep study, a whole series of posts, on the reasons for a Feast of Firstfruits Rapture. Perhaps John, or Lora, could at least give us the links to that series of excellent posts.
So, when is Feast of Firstfruits this year? Most Jewish calendars show Feast of Passover on Apr. 19th this year, Feast of Unleavened Bread on Apr. 20th, and Feast of Firstfruits on Apr. 21st. However, I have seen some calendars that place Feast of Passover on Apr. 17th or Apr. 18th. Adding to the confusion is that Israel actually starts their new day at 6:00 p.m. the night before, and the fact that there are 24 different time zones. Even further complicating this, is that this week I read an excellent post, making a Biblical case for the Rapture to be on Feast of Unleavened Bread, which appears to be on Apr. 19--20th. It certainly appears that some of Feast of Firstfruits will take place on Apr. 20th, in the U.S., thereby adding to our case for a Feast of Firstfruits Rapture.
Let's just say that all of the warning signs are pointing us directly to Apr. 19--20, 2011, in whatever time zone. That is close enough for me, regardless of which Feast Day the Lord might be fulfilling.
WARNING SIGN #5--THE SHOEMAKER-LEVY COMET ON THE 9TH OF AV IN 1994 POINTS US DIRECTLY TO APRIL 19--20, 2011. Before I show how that is possible, let's take a close look at this tremendous prophetic sign. I wrote extensively about this sign in my quarterly newletter in 1994. It had God's fingerprints all over it. It is very important that we establish God's fingerprints on this SIGN IN THE HEAVENS, before we show you how it leads directly to Apr. 19--20, 2011. Here are some of God's fingerprints:
1. It took place on the 9th of Av, the day known for several tragedies in Jewish history, including the destruction of their first Temple, and their second Temple. It is pointing us to future destruction.
2. The first piece of this comet struck Jupiter at precisely 11:11 p.m., on the 9th of Av, Jerusalem time. Eleven is the number of judgment and disorder. What are the odds of this tremendous prophetic sign happening at 11:11, Jerusalem time, by coincidence?
3. Not only did the time of 11:11, Jerusalem time, point us to the coming time of judgment and disorder, so did the number of fragments in this comet that struck Jupiter. The number was 21 fragments. 21 is the number of judgments in the Book of Revelation--7 Seal Judgments, 7 Trumpet Judgments, and 7 Vial judgments.
4. The number of fragments of 21 also points us to the year when the 21 judgments will climax. The 9th of Av, 1994, plus 21 years, takes us to the year of 2015, the end of the Final 7 Years and the Year of the Battle of Armageddon.
Not only does the famous Shoemaker-Levy Comet striking Jupiter on the 9th of Av, 1994, point us to the 21 judgments in Revelation, and the the Final year of the Final 7 Years, 2015, it also appears to point ahead to the judgment of the Sudden Destruction on Apr. 19--20, 2011. And yet it also appears to point directly to the Rapture at the same time.
This was a brand new discovery that I made 5 days ago and I cannot adequately express to you how excited I am to be typing this right now. I have discovered two Biblical meanings for the number 17. I was amazed when I looked up the number 17 in "Biblical Mathematics", and discovered several pages, much more than most numbers. I will try to write more on this amazing Biblical number in a future (what little we have left) post. The two Biblical meanings for the number 17 are "Resurrection" and "Victory".
Because this comet striking Jupiter on the 9th of Av, July 16, 1994, at 11:11 p.m., Jerusalem time, had God's fingerprints written all over it, for some reason I felt impressed, I believe by the Holy Spirit, to see if this date had any connections to the possible date of the Rapture/Sudden Destruction. At this time in Jerusalem, it was already July 17th, because they start their day at 6:00 p.m. the night before. Also 17 is our number of Resurrection (Rapture) and Victory (Rapture). So, I counted ahead 17 prophetic years of 360 days each, from July 17, 1994, and amazingly discovered the very same date that all of the other specific warning signs were pointing towards. That is correct. 17 prophetic years from the historical, and prophetic date of 9th of Av, 1994, that had God's fingerprints all over it, takes us EXACTLY TO FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS, APRIL 19--20, 2011!!!!!!!!!
I would be very curious, if one of you math experts would put all of this in a computer, to see what the odds of all of these specific warning signs, pointing to the same date are. Not to mention, the date is the most logical date of any year for the Firstfruits Rapture to take place, on Feast of Firstfruits. They are astronomical to say the least. And the odds become even greater as we proceed.
WARNING SIGN #6--A ONE-YEAR WARNING BEFORE THE MID-POINT OF THE FINAL 7 YEARS. April 11, 2012, is the mid-point of the Final 7 Years. This date is confirmed by three different comets, including Haley's Comet (see my website). April 11, 2012, appears to be within a day or two of being the day of Feast of Firstfruits, on the Jewish calendar. Only time will tell if this is an exact one-year warning. This should be the day that Obama recovers from his mortal head wound, just like Jesus did on Feast of Firstfruits, to start his 1260-day reign as the Antichrist. We will have the false Christ trying to imitate the real Christ, by being "resurrected" on Feast of Firstfruits.
WARNING SIGN #7--THE DAY OF JUDGMENT OR REWARD. At the end of Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 20, 2011, 110 days will have been completed for the year of 2011. The next day, Apr. 21st, will be Day 111 of the year 2011. That seems significant. Apr. 20, 2011 is Day 110, or 11 times 10. Eleven is the number of disorder and judgment (Sudden Destruction). Ten is the number which signifies the measure of responsibility and ITS JUDGMENT OR REWARD. At the day of Rapture and Sudden Destruction, some will receive judgment (Sudden Destruction), and some will receive reward (the Rapture is a reward for the Chosen Bride, the ones whom the Lord finds worthy (Luke 21:34--36).
WARNING SIGN #8--THE RED SEA CROSSING HAPPENED ON THE SAME DAY OF THE YEAR. The Israelites crossed the Red Sea on the 17th day of the first month. The 17th day of the first month on this year's Jewish calendar is Apr. 20th, the day everything is pointing towards. The Red Sea Crossing is a type of the Rapture. It was a Great Deliverance from Sudden Destruction. At the Red Sea Crossing, God's chosen people left the old world behind, delivered from bondage, and entered a brand new life of freedom, of liberation. They were set free at the Red Sea Crossing. And they experienced the Great Deliverance from Sudden Destruction, just in the nick of time. Those who were not God's chosen people experienced the Sudden Destruction on the very same day that God's chosen people experienced the Great Deliverance. What an awesome type of the Rapture and Sudden Destruction on the very same day.
Will it be on the very same day, the 17th day of the first month, which in 2011, is Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 20th? With everything else pointing to this day, it sure looks like it, does it not?
WARNING SIGN # 9--A PERSONAL WARNING. About one week ago, Leigh of Australia, felt so impressed by the Lord, of a very specific warning, that she felt compelled to post her warning on Five Doves. One week ago, the warning that she feels the Lord gave to her, as to the timing of the Rapture was "Four weeks to go, You have four weeks to prepare". It appears, sister Leigh, that you have heard correctly from the Lord. It would certainly appear as if the Lord is saying to all of us this day, "You have 3 weeks to prepare". Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 19--20th sure looks promising, does it not?
WARNING SIGN #10--OUR GREAT DELIVERANCE MAY BE FOUND IN GENESIS 46. I am probably one of only a very few who still believe the Rapture is found in Gen. 45 and 46. If the Great Deliverance of Joseph's family in these two chapters applies to us today, it should take place within 6 months of the end of two years (Oct. 19--20, 2010), or, at least, within 4 and 1/2 years of the start of the 1000-year reign of Christ (Dec. 7, 2015). I now believe the two and five-year split in Gen. 45 was a round figure, as the Lord uses so many times when referring to years. Obviously, when the Lord says King So-and-So reigned for five years, He does not mean five years and zero days. The days and usually the months, are left off in the Scriptures. It is a figure rounded off to the number of years.
I now believe the Rapture is depicted in Gen. 46. The Rapture is depicted as Joseph (Jesus) in his great excitement and anticipation, hurries out in his chariot (will the Bride be picked up in chariots like Elijah was when he was raptured to Heaven?) to meet his family halfway. Is this not what Jesus will do on our Wedding Day? Jesus, in his great excitement and anticipation, rushes out with his chariots, to meet his long-awaited Bride halfway in the clouds. Just like Joseph could not wait for his family to arrive, Jesus has waited 2000 years to meet his Bride face to face. He meets us halfway, just like Joseph did for his family.
It was two years into the Famine Week, when Joseph met his brothers, but several weeks, or months, later, after Joseph's brothers return to their home, and then make the long journey back to Joseph, with Jacob, and the rest of the family, when the Rapture is depicted. If it was going to be longer than 2 years and 6 months into the Famine Week, it seems unlikely that the Lord would have used the 2 and 5-year split. Six months seems like a possible time frame from Jesus meeting with his brothers to finally meeting with his entire family. Many times the Lord has Scripturally showed patience and waited to the last possible day, or minute.
Well, guess what? 2 and 1/2 years, the logical time frame for the Rapture type in Gen. 46, and the last likely possible time for the two and five-year split, takes us precisely to Apr. 19--20, 2010 once again.
WARNING SIGN #11--THE RAPTURE--TWO AND 1/2 YEARS INTO THE FINAL 7 YEARS. This is what Biblical astronomer and Bible Prophecy scholar Bob Schlenker says will happen. In the 1990's, I had several phone conversations with Bob, mostly about Biblical astronomy. He is probably the deepest Bible Prophecy scholar that I know, with the possible exception of our beloved J.R. Church. (If the ChristCHURCH earthquakes are signs, could the passing away of J.R. CHURCH, be another sign?).
Bob Schlenker uses typologies and patterns from both the Old and New Testaments like nobody I have ever seen. He delves very deeply into the Scriptures and finds types and patterns that probably nobody has ever seen before. I just learned in the past three days or so, that Bob is convinced, because of various patterns in the Word of God, that the Rapture MUST TAKE PLACE TWO AND ONE-HALF YEARS INTO THE FINAL 7 YEARS.
Can any of you possibly understand how exciting this news, if it is true, is to me? I am convinced that we are now just three weeks away from being two and one-half years into the Final 7 Years. I do not have time to give you more details, as it is already past midnight, and I want to get this post to John Tng before his cut-off time, for the next day's posts. For today, I can only give you his website. Tomorrow, I will attempt to give you the links to the specific posts, to show you how he arrives at his conclusion. Bob Schlenker's website is:
Bob also believes the Great Tribulation begins at the two and one-half-year point and goes through the 6th year of the Final 7 Years. He also supports this premise with lots of types and patterns. I warn you, it is a deep study. This premise would sure clear up a whole lot of things for me, concerning Bible Prophecy. Right now, that premise is still a little early for me to digest, as I just read about it last night. For those of us who believe the 1260-day Great Tribulation begins on Apr. 11, 2012, we may have to take a closer look. It is still the midpoint of the Final 7 Years. But is it possible that both the Rapture and Sudden Destruction and the start of the 1260-day Great Tribulation occur on Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 19--20, 2011? We sure do not have long to find out, do we?
To be able to discover so close to the 2 and 1/2 year point of the Final 7 Years, that there is a very deep Bible Prophecy scholar who believes that this is the point in the Final 7 Years when the Rapture and start of the 1260-day Great Tribulation takes place is almost too much for me to receive into my spirit. It makes the other eleven warning signs come alive even more, if that is possible. Like a giant jigsaw puzzle, it sure looks like we are now being allowed to fill in the final pieces. I am not sure that the Lord would have wanted us to fill in all the pieces any sooner. Most of us could not have handled it too soon in advance. In my opinion, Bob Schlenker's conclusion takes us directly to the same date that the other eleven warning signs take us, EXACTLY to Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 19--20, 2011.
WARNING SIGN #12--FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS, APRIL 19--20, 2011, IS ON TUESDAY--WEDNESDAY. These have always been the most likely days of the week, in my opinion, for the Rapture. In a Jewish wedding, the Bridegroom comes for the Bride on Tuesday, and the Wedding takes place on Wednesday.
Because of the extreme lateness of the hour in which we live, I must close with my favorite three verses, the most relevant verses for the end-time Christian, in the entire Word of God. In Luke 21:34--36, these are the words of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour and Soon-Coming King,
"And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting (partying), and drunkenness, AND CARES OF THIS LIFE, and so that day come upon you unawares, for as a SNARE (TRAP) shall it come on all them who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 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 (Jesus)."