Disclaimer: As per my previous few posts, I again stress that mathematics ALWAYS takes a backseat to the Bible. Math does not prove the Bible, the Bible proves the Bible. I stress that this post is only speculation on my part and should NEVER be misinterpreted as a “so sayeth the Lord” prophecy. Not only that, but I would also like to note that March 22, 2013 is NOT even my favorite GUESS for the Rapture to occur (wherein, in reality, ANY day now could be THE day). Indeed, my favorite GUESS is actually towards the end of Passover, perhaps on March 31, 2013 as the world turns it’s calendar to April Fool’s Day. Wouldn’t that be appropriate?
Again, let us start off with Scripture:
Daniel 9:27: “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
Now let us look back a few years to an actual event:
Defying all logic, the world granted President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize on October 9, 2009. According to Renee M., this was the start of the second of two comingled prophetic weeks, one which began on Ron Reese’s date of October 29, 2008 and the other on October 9, 2009.
Now let us examine this event in light of Israel’s Official Logo for Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel slated for March 20th to March 22nd, inclusive. Here is an excerpt from the following article titled “Obama's visit to Israel gets name and logo”:
“In what seems to be a first attempt at official government branding, Israel has named Obama's visit "Unshakable Alliance." Translated compactly from the Hebrew words brit amim, or an alliance of nations, the phrase echoes variations on the theme repeated by U.S. leaders in recent decades, from Obama's "unshakable commitment" to Israel's security to Hillary Rodham Clinton's "unshakable bond" and way back to Dan Quayle's "unshakable alliance."”
Please note that this is an “official government branding”. This is a VERY important distinction from just the media’s branding. This, in turn, means that Netanyahu himself would have approved the slogan. Netanyahu, for all intents and purposes, is the reigning “King of Judah” (even though Israel is a fully functioning democracy).
However, further examination of the slogan translated from the Hebrew words “brit amim” are most telling:
ALLIANCE OF NATIONS
THIS is what Israel’s government expects to occur during Obama’s first visit to Israel as President of the U.S.A. Israel is hopeful that Obama’s visit will “CONFIRM” that his commitment to an “ALLIANCE OF NATIONS” for Israel’s security remains “unshakable”.
Now, let us look at some official definitions:
Definition of Covenant: an agreement, usually formal, between two or more persons to do or not do something specified
Definition of Alliance: an agreement between two or more countries to help each other out in times of need
In other words, “Covenant” and “Alliance” are virtually identical in the context of Obama / Netanyahu & U.S.A. / Israel.
Definition of Many: A large number (example, many people)
Definition of Nations: A large aggregate of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language
In other words, “Many” and “Nations” are virtually identical in the context of a large aggregate of people = many people.
Do you TRULY see what I am getting at here? The official slogan by the Israel government for the upcoming trip by Obama is the “Alliance of Nations”. This LITERALLY translates to “Covenant with Many”, as per Daniel 9:27.
Combine this with the 1260 day span between October 9, 2009, the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama, to March 22, 2013, Obama’s trip date in Jerusalem, and us watchers have an abundance of reasons to be excited.
Please allow me to mix the following summary with “Daniel-Type” language, wherein a “week” = 7 prophetic years or 2520 days:
- Obama committed to promote world peace when he agreed to accept the Nobel Peace Prize on October 9, 2009
- While this Peace Prize does not officially have a “week” or 2520 day expiree period, it appears to be at least plausible that this may be the length of time God has assigned to this “covenant”
- In the midst of the “week”, or LITERALLY 1260 days later, equal to March 22, 2013, Obama will be standing in the Holy Place, Jerusalem, the apple of God’s eye (as per Zechariah 2:8), meeting with the Jews with a purpose (from their perspective)
- Their perspective for the purpose of Obama’s visit to Jerusalem, according to the official slogan approved by the “King of Judah” (Netanyahu), is to confirm an “alliance of nations”
- In turn, the “alliance of nations” literally translates into a “Covenant with Many”
While this could simply be “coincidence”, combine this with meteorites, asteroids, Pope’s resigning for the first time in 600 years, Israel’s deadline for Iran, and on and on and on, this should not be underrated. In very real terms, the King of Judah has officially subscribed the following to Obama’s visit:
“In the midst of the week after making a covenant of peace, the King of Judah requests that he enters the Holy Place in order to confirm his covenant with many”
This is not fiction. This is NOT a stretch. This is LITERALLY coming to pass before our very eyes on March 22nd, just a few short days before Passover.
Come on, MathMan, this passage cannot be fulfilled until the Temple has been rebuilt
The requirement of the Temple being rebuilt has never been a proven fact. Some point to Daniel 9:27 that the Temple must be rebuilt in order for the sacrifices of livestock to take place. However, this is not what the Scripture literally says.
Indeed, when we reexamine Daniel 9:27 from the perspective of God’s NEW covenant with the world as per John 3:16 and NOT the OLD covenant as per the OLD Testament, all becomes much clearer. Now let us do just that together…
Daniel 9:27 specifically outlines that the sacrifice and the oblation will cease shortly after the 1260 days from the covenant with many was made. So once again, we look at the definitions of these two words for guidance:
Definition of Sacrifice: An act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure
Notice that “sacrifice” is not necessarily the act of slaughtering, but could instead be the act of surrendering a possession as an offering to God. This fits in nicely for what us believers in Christ are asked to do, does it not? In Matthew 19, Jesus tells us to put aside the pursuit of worldly pleasures and follow Him. In essence, Jesus is telling us to surrender our love for ALL of our worldly possessions in exchange for the eternal life that only He can provide.
In other words, we are asked to pick up our cross daily and follow Christ and sacrifice the love of all worldly pleasures. This is the “sacrifice” of the Church that we do willingly.
Definition of Oblation: The act of offering something, such as worship or thanks, to a deity or God
There is only ONE unforgivable sin outlined in the Bible that will put you into hell. That sin is rejecting Jesus as your Lord and savior. Without accepting the Lord as full payment for your sins (no works required), you WILL go to hell, simple as that. Our free will worship of God’s Son with all of our hearts and soul is God’s ONLY true requirement. Is this not the ULTIMATE oblation as defined above?
At the instant the Rapture takes place, both “the sacrifice and the oblation” will cease to exist (at least temporarily until the Tribulation Saints come to their senses). The removal of both our sacrifices and oblations from the Earth will occur supernaturally at our glorious Rapture. It makes sense, does it not?
In other words, and perhaps inadvertently, Obama may very well end up causing the Rapture to occur in the very near future, in accordance with God’s all-encompassing will, in order to fulfill this Scriptural requirement.
When you examine this whole prophecy from a different perspective, using knowledge revealed at the very end as promised by Daniel himself (Progressive Revelation, as Ron Reese refers to it), doesn’t this make all the sense in the world?
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Brothers and sisters, an unprecedented number of watchers are geared up for watching this Passover season. Are you ready to meet the Lord in the sky? Repent and believe that grace is by faith alone and can ONLY be attained through Jesus Christ. Get ready and leave the temptations of this world behind and ready yourself as a Bride.
Surely, time is almost up.