Signs In The Heavens--What Does It Mean?
The Timing of the Christian 'Rapture'?
Following is an interesting email from a reader that I am passing on to you; I will let you make your own conclusions:
Open Letter, - Alan Clark - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a hard time comprehending this email save it. Try it again later. It covers something truly incredible. It should affect your daily living.
If December 25th 2011 rolls around and nothing happens. Then email me telling me it was nothing. However, it could be of extreme importance to YOU! A time for you to get right with God or to reach out to loved ones who are not saved!
In the past months there has been a new and exciting discovery. It has to do with facts from the calendar lining up with historical days. As I watched and saw a man disclose an amazing new insight, something else hit me with equal intensity. If this had been discovered five years ago there would be a thousand books about it in print today. The year 2015 and more so 2008 would have been discussed in never ending anticipation on every type of media. What came to mind was this verse.
Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter...
As I heard the Pastor being interviewed about this new thing he discovered it was clearly to be seen that he did something that thousands of Bible students could have found at any time in the last two hundred years. This wasn't just a new Bible interpretation but a simple idea he looked into. God put this search on his mind at the appointed time. Many brilliant men have spent their lives searching the Bible for this kind of thing. Yet this was left buried until the year it may come to pass. If 2008 as it is linked to 2015 is truly a significant year in God's unfolding plan for the End Times or Last Days then God withheld it up to the last minute for His purposes.
This is about eclipses on the Jewish feast days or holidays as God set them up in the Bible. More so something I found even more amassing to do with 49 years (Jubilee), June 7, 1967 (The day Jerusalem first came under Jewish control in the Six Day War), Daniel 9:25 and Isaac Newton. Most of this has to do with easily obtainable facts and statistics that no one put together before now and something else I have no idea who came up with I heard on a DVD.
Blood Red Moon
This occurs at the ending of the 7-Year Tribulation!
It started for me with an April 30, 2008 World Net Daily story on Blood Moons http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=63076 which linked to an interview on a show called Prophecy in the News. As I listened to the interview with Mark Biltz http://prophecyinthenews.com/ on the Internet I took up their offer to buy a DVD. It was recorded of Mark teaching at his church three days after his discovery about eclipses on the Jewish holidays in 2015. At three days he had not yet seen how amazing and compelling these eclipses would later prove to be. Sets of lunar eclipses falling on Jewish holidays spanning 600 years from 1493 to past 2100 happened only three times. They are: in 1948 (The year of the birth of Israel as a nation again), in 1967 (When Jerusalem was captured), and they will be in 2015. (SEE THE CHARTS BELOW:)
When Mark Biltz first went looking for eclipses on website, which lists them, it seems he ONLY went to see if there were any in 2015. The reason blew my mind. It was something as amazing as the eclipses. You can hear the audio of this DVD on his church's web site from 3-1-08, http://www.elshaddaiministries.us/audio/torah5768/20080301t22.html
Newton wrote over a million words of commentary on the books of Daniel and Revelation. They were released in reprint only in the past few years. He thought God had given us a way to see His "End Time" timetable. Newton thought the Second Coming of Jesus would be the start of a Jubilee year. The keeping of when these fifty year cycles called Jubilee years is to take place has been lost in time. They start after a count of 49 years on a Jewish Holiday, the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. That 50th year called a Jubilee Year would be a time of returning land to the original owners and freeing of slaves.
8 The Year of Jubilee
And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. 9 Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. 10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.
Hears where it gets exciting, Mark Biltz wanted to see if there were any eclipses in 2015 because he had heard about some other person’s calculations. Here is a link I found when I Google searched June 7, 1967 and Daniel 9:25 it seems to follow along with what Marl Biltz was saying. I know nothing else about this site but I will put some quotes from it below. First Daniel 9:24,25,& 26 then "Newton's Riddle":
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
"Newton's Riddle" - Jim Bramlett - Feb 27, 2008
Newton was a devout believer in Christ and Bible scholar, fluent in ancient languages, and who translated directly from the Hebrew and Greek. He was unusually drawn to the prophet Daniel, which he began studying at age 12 and continued until he died at age 85. In fact, The Columbia History of the World, a secular history book, remarks, "At the end of his days he spent more time studying and writing about the prophecies in the Book of Daniel than he did in charting the heavens." Apparently, God Himself put in Newton's heart this burning desire to study Daniel, then gave him the key to the timing of Christ's return.
Could this be the final profound secret the Lord revealed to this godly genius near the end of his life -- a secret "accidentally" discovered in the Library of Congress and republished just in the last few years -- a secret so simple that most have missed it?
If Newton was correct in his interpretation of Daniel, the prophet to whom God gave specific timing, then the return of the Lord Jesus Christ will be very, very soon, indeed!
Newton's understanding of one key passage in Daniel chapter 9 is fundamentally different from that of most common interpretations. In about 550 B.C., God gave the prophet Daniel a view of history to the end. From Daniel 9:25, scholars usually add the "seven weeks (of years, or 49 years) and 62 weeks (434 years)" to get 483 years and calculate the time of Messiah's First Coming. However, Newton says there is no linguistic basis for adding those two numbers (49 and 434), and to do so is "doing violence to the language of Daniel." Newton says the two numbers separately speak of both the First and Second Coming, both being counted from the "going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem." Some commentators agree.
Newton says the "62 weeks," or 434-year part was fulfilled at the First Coming, and the "seven weeks," or 49-year part will apply to the Second Coming. And three centuries ago he saw in the Scriptures and wrote about the rebirth of Israel at a time when such a thought was preposterous. Amazingly by faith and understanding of the Scriptures, he foresaw a "friendly kingdom" someday again issuing the "commandment to restore and build Jerusalem." Now, centuries later, that "friendly kingdom" may have been the United Nations, which decreed Israel's rebirth in November, 1947, causing Israel to be reborn in May, 1948.
The Lord revealed to Newton, that Jesus would return 49 years from the date that Israel once again has control of Jerusalem (This occurred on June 7, 1967 when the Temple Mount was recaptured). Newton was also shown that the Second Coming of Jesus would be at the start of a Jubilee year on the Day of Atonement!
...if you use exactly 49 Jewish (360-day, prophetic) years from the day Israel captured the Temple Mount on June 7, 1967, you get 49 X 360 = 17640 days, which amazingly takes one exactly to September 23, 2015, The Day of Atonement 2015 and is the start of a new Jubilee year!
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Now back to this email. Remember Newton thought the second coming would start a Jubilee year, which starts on a Day of Atonement. Adding a 49 biblical 360-day years to one of the most significant dates in Bible prophecy and coming up to a Day of Atonement are 17,640 to 1 odds (360 days x 49 years)! Yet there it is 49 Jewish (360-day, prophetic) years from the day Israel captured the Temple Mount on June 7, 1967, you get 49 X 360 = 17640 days, which amazingly takes one exactly to September 23, 2015, the Day of Atonement 2015!
The reason to subtract seven years from 2015 is to account for the time named the Tribulation, the events in the book of Revelation. Most of us think the Rapture, the taking away of Believers happens just before the Tribulation starts. Another Newton site: http://www.csg.net/eschatology/Newton.htm
Doves, there were 6 events that rocked my prophecy world:
The first was when Mark Biltz came out with his studies in spring of 2008 on the blood red moons and the Lunar Tetrads of 2014 and 2015. The Holy Spirit had me get Mark’s studies on You Tube and I quickly put together a YouTube site documenting this information. SEE:
Astronomical signs prove 100% that the ending of The
Tribulation period is at the end of 2015!
(SEE: THIS VIDEO)
IS THIS THE TIME OF THE RAPTURE?
THE START OF: “GOD’S WRATH” TRIBULATION PERIOD?
The second event was when The Holy Spirit prompted me to contact Ron Reese in November of 2008 and introduce him to the studies of Mark Biltz through my web site. By then, I had almost all the key dates on the web site: June 7th 1967, April 11th 2012, September 23rd 2015, December 7th 2015 and how they interacted with one another. However, I did not mention October 29th 2008. Ron took September 23rd 2015 and went back 2,520 days (7 Years or 1 Week) and it went back to October 29th 2008. Ron discovered that on that day Obama, “confirmed a covenant with many” (another words, went over his promises with his voter base) Daniel 9:27 SEE: Ron’s web site at: http://www.thefinal7yearsareherenow.com/. Like me, these discoveries had a big impact on Ron’s life - he took early retirement from his job and became a full time watchman!
The third event was when Gerry Almond introduced his studies. Gerry, after reading Matthew 24 where it reads: “as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it also be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man”. Before the destruction of the flood, God gave Noah 120 years of warning of coming world destruction. What the Holy Spirit inspired Gerry to do was to go back 120 years or 43,200 days from December 7th 2015 (This is the day that Jesus is crowned King of Kings in Jerusalem). When you subtract 43,200 days this takes you to August 29th1897 and on this day, Theodor Herzel “founded the Jewish presence” after centuries of disconnect. This discovery was awesome and it super confirms the correctness of the chart:
On April 11th 2012 is a very key date in bible prophecy: According to Zechariah 11:17 and Revelation 13:3, the Antichrist will receive a deadly wound, but he will be miraculously healed, and this 'resurrection' will cause the whole world to worship him as God. The fact that this date falls on Passover is most intriguing, considering this was the time of year when Jesus Christ was crucified and was miraculously raised from the dead (John 13:1). It is on April 11th 2012 that the Antichrist will be revealed to the world, thus The Rapture would have to take place between now and April 11th 2012!
God is very exacting in keeping His appointments. When The Rapture takes place by removing the bride (and the Holy Spirit that indwells every believer) to Heaven, God will once again turn his attention back to the Jews in order to fulfill all prophecy! And so starts the tribulation years, for the Jews, after we are taken out, crossed our own Jordan on dry ground, being blessed by the giving to us of our own inheritance.
Paul said in 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8: As for the work this man of rebellion and hell will do when he comes, it is already going on, but he himself will not come until the one who is holding him back steps out of the way. Then this wicked one will appear, whom the Lord Jesus will burn up with the breath of his mouth and destroy by his presence when he returns.
In other words, Satan, the antichrist, and the tribulation hell can’t get started until we The Bride is Raptured out of here! The one who is holding back the world from going into tribulation hell is the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer! When the Rapture occurs, the Holy Spirit is withdrawn to Heaven with the church and this allows Satan’s tribulation road show to get underway! This scripture proves that there has to be a pre-tribulation Rapture! Can you imagine millions of spirit filled Christians calling fire down from Heaven destroying the antichrist? Of course not, Satan cannot do anything to reveal the antichrist to the world, until we the church are out of here!
The Fourth event was when The Lord showed me how He fulfills Bible prophecy through an exact day count!
To understand how prophecy works, watch these videos:
In the first 3 videos, Grant Jeffery shows how the exact day was predicted when Jesus would ride into Jerusalem on a donkey.
ALSO SEE: THIS WEB SITE!
In the next 3 videos, Grant Jeffery shows how the exact day was predicted when Israel would once again become a nation.
ALSO SEE: THIS WEB SITE!
As you can see in the videos, The Lord takes a key marker date and then adds a predict number of days to come up with the exact day of the completion of the prophecy. For example, the key date in the chart above is June 7th 1967. When we add the 49 Jewish Years, which is adding 17,640 Days to June 7th 1967 and that takes us exactly to September 23rd 2015 (The Day of Atonement).
The Fifth event was when The Lord showed me that The Rapture would take place after the 7-Year Period for the Antichrist has already started and before Satan’s Antichrist is revealed to the world on April 11, 2012. From April 11th to September 23rd 2015 is the period known as the Great Tribulation Period and The Bride is up in Heaven at our wedding during this time. This concept was first brought out by Ron Reese when he wrote back in November 2009: “I believe with all my heart that Genesis 45, the story of the 7-Year Famine Week of Joseph, teaches us that the Rapture will take place after 2 years of the Final 7 Years have taken place and before 3.5 years, at which time the Antichrist is revealed.” This was based on the fact that Joseph revealed to his brothers who he was only after 2 years into the 7-Year Famine Week.
The Sixth event was last week was when I read Ted Porter’s post: "On the Third Day Will He Raise Us Up on October 14, 2011?". This post rocked my prophetic world! In fact, his post is so important, that I am going to include a copy of it below. What he is saying is that The Rapture will occur on the exact day that the 3rd year ends (of the Final 7 Years) and the 4th year begins. This day works out to October 14th to October 15th. Wow, this is in keeping to how The Lord likes to fulfill Bible prophecy through an exact day count! Also, when Rosh Hashanah passed this year on September 30th to October 1st (The moon was spotted on Jerusalem at sunset on September 29th), everyone was very discouraged when The Rapture did not occur. However, few people realize it that there is a 14-day delay factor, Angie in her (8 Oct 2011) post wrote:
“After the 40 days, Noah opened the window and sent out a dove but she found no rest for her foot. So, Noah waited 7 days. The Bible says that Noah stayed another 7 days. The Hebrew word stayed is chuwl and means to twist or whirl especially of parturition, which is what we as the body are doing right now as the many earthy signs indicate. Interestingly though, Noah sent the dove out the second time and she came back with an olive branch. Noah stayed another 7 days. This Hebrew word stayed is yachal and means to be patient and hope.” Then maybe according to the pattern in Genesis (as in the days of Noah), we have a 14-day wait from Rosh Hashanah? This 14-day delay from Rosh Hashanah would bring us to: October 14th/October 15th!
Next, I always thought that at the time of The Rapture that there would be some object close to earths orbit that would provide us a ride to heaven. I cannot see Christ’s Bride fighting for Her life trying to get to Heaven. No, I believe it will be a “Drive by Rapture”, as soon as Jesus’ Bride is on board (Comet Elenin), The Lord will put our wedding space vessel into warp drive and we are off to Heaven. Does this seem far-fetched? Do you remember Heaven’s Gate? Satan has been preparing the world for our departure going back to 1997.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heaven's Gate was an American UFO religion based in San Diego, California, founded and led by Marshall Applewhite (1931–1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1928–1985). On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group who had committed suicide in order to reach an alien space craft which they believed was following the Comet Hale-Bopp, which was at its brightest.
Heaven’s Gate was trying to catch Comet Hale-Bopp to Heaven! This really came together when I saw the following video where the expert scientists are telling us that Comet Elenin is intelligently controlled!
Patricia S (6 Oct 2011) wrote:
We have a very special Sunday approaching, this is October 16, Tishri 17. October 16 is the day that Elenin comes closest to the earth - could it be that Elenin is Jesus???? The name Elenin if broken down means El = God, en = water, fountain - our Living Water coming for us?? Was that just a coincidence???
October 16, Tishri 17 (17 meaning victory) is also a very significant day, its the day that the Ark came to rest on Mt Ararat - WOW!!!!
Also this Tishri 17 is the THIRD day of Tabernacles Triple WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Sunday is the day God gave the church.
Bless you all as we wait patiently for our Lord.
So, to sum up: Comet Elenin is the closest to the earth just in time to pick us up to take us to Heaven for our Wedding!
DOVES THIS IS IT!
MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT LEFT BEHIND!
AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TAKEN ALL THE STEPS,
See You In Heaven!
Ted Porter (7 Oct 2011)
"On the Third Day Will He Raise Us Up on October 14, 2011?"
There are so many scriptures which speak of the third day. Most prominently, Jesus, as our example, arose on the third day.
From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Matthew 16:21
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: I Corinthians 15:3-4
Likewise, God came down in the sight of the Israelites from mount Sinai on the third day.
And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. Exodus 19:11
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. Exodus 19:16
Will we, on the third day, be raised up in the Rapture?
After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Hosea 6:2
Many signs point to a COUNTDOWN starting June 7, 1967 for Jesus Christ returning as Prince of Peace beginning His millennial reign. Let’s start with Daniel’s 70 week prophecy.
Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. Daniel 9:25
It can be shown that from the FINISH of one commandment to REBUILD Jerusalem and the wall when Nehemiah returned to Babylon in 432 BC, there were three score and two or 62 weeks of 360 day years for a total of 427.77 solar years, bringing us to the conception of Jesus Christ in 4 BC. It can further be shown that from June 7, 1967 when Jerusalem was RESTORED to Israel, counting to Yom Kippur, the Holiest Day of the Year, in 2015, is exactly 7 weeks of 360 day years.
Now consider the last week, the last seven days, the FINAL SEVEN YEARS of these 7 weeks. The THIRD DAY of these FINAL SEVEN YEARS of 360 days brings us to October 14, 2011.
What other signs point to October 14, 2011? It is the 2nd day of the Feast of Tabernacles, and at sunset on October 14, 2011 begins the 3rd day! The Feast of Tabernacles is the 3rd Fall feast. Consider Jesus Christ fulfilling the Feasts in the order of the seven flamed candle, the middle candle representing the servant candle, Jesus Christ, situated on Hannukkah.
And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. Revelation 1:12-13
Two thousand years ago Jesus Christ fulfilled the Spring Feasts in order from Hannukkah. Jesus Christ could fulfill the Fall Feasts in order counting backward from Hannukah, the first being Tabernacles in 2011, the second being Yom Kippur in 2015, and the third being Rosh Hashana at the end of days after the Millennial reign and the release of the dragon from the bottomless pit and the rebellion.
And finally, counting from June 7, 1967 we come to the end of the 45th 360 day years, (6/7/1967 + 45 * 360 = 10/14/2011). The number 45 according to the book “The Arithmetic of God” stands for Inheritance. Will we inherit the Kingdom of Heaven on October 14, 2011? To repeat what is listed in “The Arithmetic of God” under 45, we have:
Let us go on to 45. It is the number connected with Inheritance. In Joshua 14:14, we find where Caleb was given the INHERITANCE which God, through Moses, had promised unto him, 45 years after that promise was made. The name of Caleb is found nine times in the Book of Joshua. When all the numbers from one to nine are added, they total 45.
In Genesis 15:18 we read, "In the same day the Lord made a Covenant with Abram, saying. Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the (1) river of Egypt unto the great (2) river, the (3) river Euphrates:" In this connection, the name of Abram occurs the 42nd time and the word "River" is found three times. When three is added to 42 that makes 45, the number of INHERITANCE, and that is what is under consideration in this verse.
The names Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are found 15 times in the book of Daniel. The 15th time is where they were promoted in the Providence of Babylon. This was after they had been brought forth alive out of the fiery furnace. Here is found a picture of the Resurrection.
When we multiply 15, the number of times their names are mentioned, by three, the number of Hebrew children, and the number for the Resurrection, we get 45, the number for INHERITANCE.
In Matthew 5:5 we read, "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." There are 45 Greek letters in this statement, and this is the third one of the Beatitudes. Number 45 is 42 for the Second Coming of Jesus, and three for the Resurrection of the saints which will take place at the Lord's coming. After this the saints will inherit the earth. That ought to be enough for number 45.
To repeat, “Number 45 is 42 for the Second Coming of Jesus, and three for the Resurrection of the saints which will take place at the Lord's coming. After this the saints will inherit the earth.”
"OCT. 29, 2008 THRU SEPT. 23, 2015—
HAVE WE ENTERED THE FINAL 7 YEARS???!"
Was Oct. 29, 2008, the first day of the Final 7 Years, or the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel?!!! I believe the evidence that I am about to present to you makes a VERY strong case for this to be the truth. Most of you believe that this could not be the case because there has been no Rapture yet, and no confirming of a 7-year peace treaty by the Antichrist. I believe there was an event one week ago on Oct. 29, 2008, that thrust the world right smack dab into the Final 7 Years of human history, as we know it. Please be patient enough to read this entire letter because if what I am about to present to you is the truth, then all of our lives will never be the same again.
I would like to briefly introduce myself, although some of you will remember me. I have written a couple of letters to Five Doves a year ago, and a few in 2004, and in 2000-2001, and several in the late 1990’s. My ministry has consisted of graduating from a Bible Institute, pastoring 2 churches, being an evangelist on end-times prophecy and speaking in dozens of churches on this subject, and writing 36 different tracts on the 2nd Coming of Christ. We now have almost 10 million tracts in circulation. I have had numerous conversations with Jim Bramlett and had dinner with him a couple of times at the International Bible Prophecy Conference in Tampa, Florida. I have attended numerous Bible Prophecy Conferences over the years, usually with my own display table to offer my tracts, bumper stickers, tapes, Rapture t-shirts, etc. Many of you know Bonnie Gaunt, who has written several fascinating books on the end times and the Bible Codes, and appeared on TV on the 700 Club. Bonnie and I hosted a summer-long crusade on the End Times in our home city a few years ago.
Despite all of the above, I do not consider myself to be the in-depth student of end time prophecy that some of you on Five Doves are. Like most of you, I have been wrong on different things pertaining to the last days before and will probably be wrong again in the future. I have been waiting anxiously for somebody on Five Doves to see what I saw take place one week ago on Oct. 29, 2008, but nobody has come forth with it yet. Ted Porter is the only one who has come close.
Like most of you, I have been thrilled and fascinated by the abundance of evidence pointing to 2008 thru 2015 as the Final 7 Years. It has been, and STILL IS, OVERWHELMING. The only two years in my 35 years of studying the end times that have come this close to creating this much evidence and excitement have been 1998 and 1988. Notice, all 3 years ends in 8, the number of new beginnings.
The evidence for the autumn of 2015 being the 2nd Coming of Christ and the end of the Final 7 Years seems to be staggering. Some of you have given up for this year because we are now into November and past the Feast Days for 2008. I hope what I am about to present to you will renew your hope that 2008--2015 are indeed the Final 7 Years before Christ returns.
During my attendance at numerous Bible Prophecy Conferences, there has been one speaker who has earned the respect of most all attendees and been the most sought-after speaker, and the one who has the biggest crowds around his book table. It is not Jack Van Impe or Hal Lindsey. It is in-depth Bible Prophecy scholar J.R. Church, of Prophecy in the News, author of Prophecies in the Psalms and numerous other books on the end-times. J.R. has been consistent in his belief that the 70th week of Daniel has to be during a 7-year Sabbatical cycle. I have seen him get excited about the possible Rapture during 1987, 1994, 2001, and 2008 because these years were the beginning of 7-year Sabbatical cycles. With the autumn of 2008 thru the autumn of 2015 being another 7-year Sabbatical cycle, it seems the perfect time for the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel to begin, AND I BELIEVE IT HAS!!!
So much evidence has come forth this year concerning 2015, including the lunar and solar eclipses right before and right after Feast of Atonement, Sept. 23, 2015. Jesus told us there would be evidence of his 2nd Coming in the sun, moon, and stars. Do you believe Him??? According to Bonnie Gaunt’s “Jubilee Study” in her Aug. 10, 2006, letter on Five Doves, and several others, the autumn of 2015 begins not just a new Sabbatical year but also a JUBILEE YEAR!!! WOW!!! That only happens once every 50 years.
Ted Porter of Five Doves has been pointing to this same exact 7-year period of Oct. 29, 2008 thru Sept. 23, 2015, for being the the Final 7 Years for quite some time and has even written a booklet about it. I urge you to use the search engine on Five Doves and type in Ted Porter. He will give you much more information about this 7-year period that began last week than I can give you here. 7 X 7 = one Jubilee cycle. It seems extremely likely that God would give Israel one Jubilee cycle from the highly significant day of June 6-7, 1967, when they recaptured their holy city of Jerusalem. 7 X 7 X 360 days (a Jewish year) from that all-important day of June 6-7, 1967, takes you to Feast of Atonement, Sept. 23, 2015, right to the day!!! Amazing!!! This should be the Final Day of the Final 7 Years, when Jesus returns at the Battle of Armageddon. Everything points to this being the case.
On Oct. 13, 2008, Ted Porter wrote to Five Doves an article entitled, “When is Jesus Returning? The Answer is 42!” In that article, Ted did an awesome job of telling us why the number 42 has been presented as the one number in the Bible that means the 2nd Coming of Christ. The re-capturing of Jerusalem on June 6-7, 1967, which most prophetic scholars believe started the final generation before the 2nd Coming of Christ, plus 42 JEWISH YEARS takes us to Oct. 29, 2008, which should be the first day of the Final 7 Years. I have just showed you TWO AMAZING CALCULATIONS THAT TAKE YOU TO THE FIRST DAY AND THE LAST DAY OF THE 7OTH WEEK OF DANIEL, THE FINAL 7 YEARS. It is my conviction that we entered this 70th Week of Daniel on Oct. 29, 2008.
On Oct. 27, 2008, Jerry Grenough wrote to Five Doves with the article entitled, “It All Fits for 2008 Rapture”. In that article he wrote, that Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, will be Day One of the Tribulation. Ted Porter and others have come up with the same calculations. Can it be just a coincidence that there are so many things pointing to this 2520-day period, this Sabbatical cycle, this Jubilee cycle, with everything seeming to conclude on Feast of Atonement, Sept. 23, 2015, and therefore, starting on October 29, 2008??? Never in history has there been such a perfect fit for the Final 7 Years, not even close. Do you honestly think things can go on like this for another 50 years (2 complete Jubilee cycles? Do you even think things can continue for another Sabbatical cycle, or another 7 years? It appears highly unlikely.
We have what many considered a 7-year warning on 9/11/2001. We have the economies of the world falling apart and ready to plunge right into the economic doomsday that is presented in the Book of Revelation. We have the world poised on the brink of World War III. We have Iran and Israel poised to unleash weapons of mass destruction at each other, not to mention the U.S., Russia, China, and others. We have the likely Antichrist poised to become President of the world’s only superpower. Can anybody say, “THE STAGE IS NOW SET!!!”
Most of you are probably ready to agree with me that the stage is now set. Many of you will agree with all of the above evidence that Oct.29, 2008 thru Sept. 23, 2015, appears to be the perfect time frame for the Final 7 Years. But the vast majority of you reading this still have two HUGE problems with this time frame, which we entered on Oct. 29, 2008. #1, there has been no rapture yet and #2, there has been no confirming of a peace treaty with Israel by the Antichrist yet.
Several times I have preached a sermon entitled, “17 Scriptural Reasons for a Pre-Tribulation Rapture”. I have always believed the Rapture would precede the 7-year Tribulation. You may have noticed that in this letter I have called this 7-year period of Oct. 29, 2008 thru Feast of Atonement, Sept. 23, 2015, the Final 7 Years. After reading Sherry Vance’s article of last month and similar articles over the years, I have to admit that even though they probably do overlap, the Tribulation, the 70th Week of Daniel, and the Time of Jacob’s Trouble may not be the EXACT same time periods.
I have always believed and been taught in Bible School that the Tribulation would be 7 years, and the Great Tribulation would comprise the last 3 and one-half years of the 7-year Tribulation. I still believe the Book of Revelation teaches a 3 and one-half year Great Tribulation and that the 70th week of Daniel is 2520 days, or 7 Jewish years, long. The 2300 days mentioned in the book of Daniel has always been a mystery for Bible prophecy scholars. This 2300 days could very well be the shortened Tribulation period.
For those of us who believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, this 2300-day theory would still give us several more months and several more options for the Rapture, if indeed the Great Tribulation and the 70th Week of Daniel concludes in the fall of 2015. Even though I will be writing follow-up letters with at least 2 possible dates for the Rapture during the next few months, one in 2008 and one in the first half of 2009:
I am a firm believer that the Rapture will be the same day as the Sudden Destruction.
THE SIMULTANEOUS RAPTURE AND SUDDEN DESTRUCTION!
In many of my recent posts, I have put the words SUDDEN DESTRUCTION/RAPTURE together because I believe they will take place simultaneously. I believe Scripture supports this premise and I am about to show you why.
Back around 1977, I attended a series of Bible Prophecy meetings put on by Hilton Sutton. Brother Hilton is still teaching on Bible Prophecy, at age 84, as I have seen him on TV recently. I bought every tape he had made at that time, which really triggered my interest in Bible Prophecy. In one of his sermons, I remember quite vividly that he proclaimed that as the nuclear bombs were DESCENDING, the saints would be ASCENDING in the Rapture, at the exact same time. It made a lot of sense to me at the time, and even makes more sense to me now, because my study of the Scripture shows me the same thing.
If we read I Thessalonians 4:16 through 5:9, we learn all about the RAPTURE and some of the details and we also find the words SUDDEN DESTRUCTION. These verses are all talking about the same subject--the Rapture and Sudden Destruction. Man made the Chapter separations. God did not. It is all one topic discussed here. After Paul gives us the details of the Rapture in I Thess. 4:16-18, he continues on in Chapter 5 on the same subject matter.
We can know this because the very first word in Chapter 5 is BUT, a conjuction, or a CONNECTING WORD, which connects the last portion of Chapter 4 with Chapter 5. So, the last three very familar verses of Chapter 4 and the 1st 2 verses of Chapter 5 are talking about the Rapture. The first word of the very next verse, verse 3, starts with the word FOR, another connecting word, connecting verse 3 with verse 2, so it is easy to conclude that verse 3 is also referring to the Rapture. Verse 3 says, "...then SUDDEN DESTRUCTION cometh upon THEM...and THEY SHALL NOT ESCAPE."
The next few verses go on to tell us that the children of light, those who are not spiritually asleep, those who are WATCHING will ESCAPE THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION. These verses tell us emphatically that THE RAPTURE IS AN ESCAPE FROM THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION!!! The two main themes of these verses: THE RAPTURE AND SUDDEN DESTRUCTION ARE INSEPARABLE. They are woven together. They are one and the same event.
Luke 21: 34-35 says, "...and so THAT DAY come upon you unawares. For AS A SNARE shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of THE WHOLE EARTH." A SNARE is a TRAP. There is no ESCAPING (outside of the Rapture), the TRAP that is being set for the WHOLE EARTH. Nuclear warfare, and the aftermath, will have devastating effects on the WHOLE EARTH. Most of the judgments in the Book of Revelation can be directly attributed to the effects of nuclear war, and the aftermath.
But the GREAT NEWS is that there IS A WAY OF ESCAPE!!! THE RAPTURE IS OUR ESCAPE!!! The very next verse in Luke 21:36 says, "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)." Do not let anyone rob you of your blessed hope. I have received some emails recently, trying to rob me of my blessed hope, the Rapture. This verse says TO ESCAPE ALL, not some.
Now that we have entered the 70th Week of Daniel, the Tribulation judgments have to begin SOON. But, as of yet, they have not started. I am convinced that they will start with the SUDDEN DESTRUCTION/RAPTURE!!! As I am writing this, it looks like the beginning of WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST! When the first nuclear bombs hit, I believe we will be experiencing our SIMULTANEOUS ESCAPE, IN THE RAPTURE, JUST LIKE THESE SCRIPTURES PROMISE US!!! ARE YOU READY TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN (JESUS)???
In Luke 17:26-27 and Matthew 24:37-39, in the days of Noah, it was business as usual until, "the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all." "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man (Jesus)." Noah is being referenced in these verses as a type of the Rapture, our ESCAPE FROM THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION.
The next 3 verses, in Luke 17:28-30, it says, "Likewise, also, as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But THE SAME DAY that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and DESTROYED them all. Even thus shall it be in THE DAY when the Son of man (Jesus) is revealed." How much clearer can our Lord make it for us? THE RAPTURE AND SUDDEN DESTRUCTION WILL BE THE SAME DAY!!!
This is why I take my calling as a watchman so seriously. We can rejoice in escaping in the Rapture, but millions upon millions will not have a 2nd chance. They will be destroyed in the Sudden Destruction. We must warn people now that this Sudden Destruction may very well be upon us in the VERY NEAR future. I consider most everyone who reads Five Doves on a regular or semi-regular basis to be a WATCHMAN.
Ezekiel 33:2-6 says, "When I bring a sword upon a land, if the people...set him for their WATCHMAN...If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the WATCHMAN SEE THE SWORD COME, AND BLOW NOT THE TRUMPET, AND THE PEOPLE BE NOT WARNED; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the WATCHMAN'S hand."
The current events of the Middle East could quite rapidly escalate into a MAJOR WAR. Pakistan and India, two nuclear powers, even today as I am writing this, haved moved closer to WAR. Russia's expansionist views are escalating rapidly. Nuclear suitcase bombs likely have been planted in several major U.S. cities, ready to be ignited at the proper signal by Al Quieda. Will 01-11-09, the bookend date of the now infamous attack by Al Quieda on our country of 09-11-01, be the time??? Will our enemies try to simultaneously take out our country and Israel at the same time.?
Whatever the SUDDEN DESTRUCTION of the Bible is, it cannot be far away. It will be devastating! It will be horrendous! It will be cataclysmic! Praise God that He has provided a way of escape thru the Rapture of the Church! But how concerned are YOU about your unsaved relatives, friends, and co-workers? How concerned are YOU about your lukewarm, backslidden, compromising, and worldly Christians relatives, friends, and co-workers? I pray that the Lord would give us ALL a burden for people everywhere.
Maybe you do not know how to warn people, or are tired of being mocked and ridiculed. I will warn them for you, if you will let me. I have a very strong desire to fulfill my calling as a WATCHMAN. Make copies of any of my posts, including this one, or forward this to as many people as the Lord leads you to. Or you may send me as many email addresses as you like, and I will warn them for you, by forwarding my posts to them as the Lord leads me.
Let us WORK FOR THE LORD, FOR THE NIGHT IS SOON COMING WHEN NO MAN CAN WORK. Your chances for eternal rewards will SOON be over. We COULD only have a couple of weeks more to go.
BE READY FOR October 2011, THE POSSIBLE DATE FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF EZEKIEL 38 AND 39, THE BATTLE OF GOG AND MAGOG--WWIII--SUDDEN DESTRUCTION AND THE RAPTURE!!!
This takes us to the other obstacle for us already entering the Final 7 Years, which is the confirming of a 7-year peace treaty with Israel by the Antichrist. I was taught in Bible School, and have always believed this would be the event that actually began the 7-year Tribulation. The signing, or confirming, would be Day 1 of the 70th Week of Daniel. It is still my contention that Daniel 9:27 takes place (or should I say already took place) on Day 1 of the 70th Week of Daniel.
I believe there are 3 things that we need for Day 1 of the 70th Week of Daniel to take place. I used to believe the Rapture was the 4th piece of the puzzle. I no longer believe that because I believe we have entered the 70th Week of Daniel, as of Oct. 29, 2008, and no Rapture has taken place. I believe that will take place at the time of the Sudden Destruction, sometime in the next 7 months. The 3 things are 1. A potential Antichrist on the scene. 2. We need to be at the beginning of a 7-year Sabbatical cycle. 3. We need a confirming of the covenant with many by the potential Antichrist.
1. Because of the tremendous amount of letters about Barack Hussein Obama on Five Doves in the past few months, I will spare you in this letter all of the many reasons why I now believe this man will come to fulfill his role as the Antichrist in the very near future. Perhaps in another letter I will highlight a few of the reasons. More and more Christians every day are jumping on the bandwagon that this man, who is probably a Muslim, will fulfill his role as the Antichrist. Count me among them. So many Christians have this pre-conceived idea about the Antichrist, that they are totally closed to the idea that Obama could be the Antichrist.
I jumped off the Antichrist-must-come-from-Europe bandwagon a long time ago. Perry Stone, at a prophecy conference that I attended, was the first that I knew of who presented a case for the Antichrist coming from the other half of the Old Roman Empire, which comprises much of the Muslim Kingdom. It is difficult to imagine someone from Europe, with very little nuclear power, or someone from Jordan or Syria, actually controlling the whole world. However, a President of the United States, the world’s only superpower, with its vast nuclear power, who shows his true Muslim colors at the start of the 3 and one-half year Great Tribulation, that is a different story. Who is more likely to cut off your head if you do not take the Mark of the Beast, a European leader like Prince Charles, or a great leader in the Muslim world??? So, I believe we definitely have a potential Antichrist on the world scene in Obama.
2. October 29, 2009, seemed to be a perfect fit to be the first day of the 70th week of Daniel. As more and more evidence begin piling up for Obama being the Antichrist and more and more evidence pointed toward the Final Seven Years comprising the time period of Oct. 29, 2008?Sept. 23, 2015 (Feast of Atonement), I became increasingly puzzzled during the last several weeks as to how Obama could sign or confirm a 7-year peace treaty with Israel on Oct. 29, 2008, if he was not even going to be in power until January, 2009. I could not reconcile this dilemma.
I waited anxiously with all of you as we went through the Fall Feast Days of 2008, anticipating the Rapture. Like Ted Porter, Jerry Grenough, and others on Five Doves, after the Feast Days, I was still anticipating something REALLY BIG to happen on Oct 29, 2008!! Would it be the Rapture? Would it be the crash of the stock market? Would it be the unleashing of nuclear weapons? Would it be the signing of a Middle East peace treaty, that possibly Obama would confirm, or strengthen, after he was sworn in as President in January of 2009? Something just had to happen on this day, I reasoned. It was just such a perfect fit.
3. In 35 years of studying Bible Prophecy, I had never seen this much evidence pointing to one particular day to start the Final Seven Years. I went to bed on Oct. 29, 2008, thinking we could be off one day because of Jewish inclusive reckoning, or because of moon sightings in 2015. Still perplexed the next day, as I anxiously scanned the newspaper for some secret signing of a Middle East peace agreement, I went to Five Doves looking for insight on the previous day’s events, which again was Oct. 29, 2008. I began scanning the titles of the letters that appeared in Five Doves on Oct. 30. When I read the title of Lewis Brackett’s letter entitled, “Obama’s Covenant with Many”, it hit me like a bolt of lightning. My spirit was electrified, as I heard the words come to me out of nowhere, “IT HAS HAPPENED!!!”
The first opportunity I had I got out my Strong’s Concordance and did a word study on Daniel 9:27, which says, “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week” What we, as Bible students have always been taught, is the Antichrist will sign, or strengthen, a 7-year peace treaty with Israel and several other countries. This is another of our pre-conceived ideas, that I now believe has proven to be false. It is a theory that has been derived from an overall study of Bible prophecy. There is certainly no Scripture that says the Antichrist will sign, or confirm, a 7-year peace treaty with Israel and several other nations.
When Jesus came the first time, very, very few recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was because of their pre-conceived ideas, from misinterpreting Scriptures, that they got it wrong. Do not let your pre-conceived ideas about the Antichrist and a 7-year peace treaty with Israel, and a Rapture before the Final 7 Years begins, keep you from seeing what has just taken place. ANTICHRIST HAS CONFIRMED THE COVENANT AND THE FINAL 7 YEARS, OR THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL HAS BEGUN!!! We can know it has begun because of what has taken place on Oct. 29, 2008!!!
Here is what my word study in the Hebrew has revealed to me. Of all the words in that verse, the word “covenant” was the hardest to gain insight on. There was nothing about a peace agreement, nothing about a treaty. In fact, in the Hebrew, there was nothing even anything remotely suggesting that “the covenant” was any type of peace agreement, or a treaty of any kind. Study it for yourself. Covenant means to come together, to be of one mind, and promises. The Hebrew for “week” does mean seven years. There is nothing in the Hebrew to suggest the word “many” would involve a peace treaty with a handful of Middle East countries, as we have been let to believe. Instead, the Hebrew word “many”, indicates an abundant number, ten thousands, or millions, a HUGE number, or a multitude. The Hebrew meaning of “confirm’ would indicate to strengthen, to put more strength to, to prevail, to exceed, to be great, to be mighty.
I do believe the “he” in Daniel 9:27, does represent the Antichrist, who comes in Daniel 7:25 “to CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS”. Based on the word study on Daniel 9:27, which says, “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week”, here is what I believed happened on October 29, 2008:
Barack Hussein Obama put himself on nationwide TV, on 7 major TV networks, and in front of over 33 million people, confirmed, or strengthened, or re-affirmed, or summarized his platform, his promises, to be of one mind and to all come together, or his COVENANT with the people. He strengthened his covenant (his promises). The intention of his covenant, or his promises, was not only TO STRENGTHEN, but also to PREVAIL on Election Day, to EXCEED during his presidency, TO BE GREAT, and TO BE MIGHTY. The title of his message was, “A Closing Argument to the Everyman”. I would say that Everyman would sure include a whole lot of people. Besides the 33 million that watched his speech on Oct. 29 on TV, millions more saw it later on news broadcasts and on the Internet. Certainly, the “many” involved an abundant number, a huge number, a multitude, yes, millions upon millions of people, not just a handful of countries that we have come to expect the “many” to represent.
During this speech, Obama said he was going to change the country and CHANGE THE WORLD!!! His main platform has been to “PREPARE FOR CHANGE”. Daniel 7:25 says the Antichrist is coming to CHANGE times and laws. The “confirming of the covenant with many for ONE WEEK”, simply was put in Scripture so we could identify the 70TH WEEK of Daniel. In other words, God is allowing us to identify the Antichrist and the first day of the 70th WEEK of Daniel at the same time.
I BELIEVE GOD IS SAYING THAT WHEN YOU SEE A PRIME CANDIDATE FOR THE ANTICHRIST CONFIRMING A COVENANT (OR PROMISES) IN FRONT OF MANY (MILLIONS AND MILLIONS) ON THE VERY SAME DAY THAT CALCULATES OUT TO BE THE VERY FIRST DAY OF THE FINAL 7 YEARS, KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL.
WHEN WE SEE AN OUTSTANDING CANDIDATE TO BE THE ANTICHRIST STRENGTEN OR CONFIRM HIS COVENANT OR PROMISES IN FRONT OF MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ON THE EXACT DAY THAT EVERYTHING POINTED TO BE THE FIRST DAY OF THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL, WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO THINK????
That it was all just coincidence??? A word study of Daniel 9:27 in the Hebrew tells us that WHAT TOOK PLACE WITH OBAMA ON 0CT. 29, 2008, WAS, INDEED THE FULFILLMENT OF DANIEL 9:27.
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There is nothing at all in the Hebrew language that would even remotely suggest that this verse was talking about a peace treaty with Israel and a handful of other nations. Apparently, it really has nothing to do with a 7-year peace treaty with Israel. That is not to say that a peace treaty or agreement with Israel is not coming in the near future, but based on all the evidence in this letter, it will not be a fulfillment of Daniel 9:27.
I strongly encourage you not to reject the message of this letter because of pre-conceived ideas of how end-times prophecy must play itself out. Please re-read this letter when you have time and remember to pray first that the Lord would show you if the message in this letter is true or whether it is false. Nobody, especially me, wants to be a part of deceiving anybody. I pray that you will let this letter change your life. Let it give you a new sense of urgency like you have never had before, to accomplish what the Lord wants you to do in these VERY, VERY LAST DAYS that we are now living in. That is my prayer for myself and for all of you.
I leave you with my favorite verses, Luke 21:34-36, “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 that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man (Jesus).”