Carl Worline (10 Mar 2024)
"The April 2024 American Eclipse and Rapture Timing"

The April 2024 American Eclipse and Rapture Timing


I have discovered two aspects of End Time related timing concerning the Great American Eclipse of April 2024, that have not appeared in articles I have read by other authors on the subject so far.

The first aspect of eschatological timing I noted concerns the timing of Godís judgment on the ancient and sinful city of Nineveh.  Godís patience for this sin came to an abrupt end, so He sent His prophet, Jonah, to deliver a holy ultimatum.  Nineveh had 40 days to repent or God would utterly destroy the city of over 120,000 people.  In the Bible, the number 40 is associated with testing and with warning.  God was very specific about His timing.  We have every reason to believe that if Nineveh did not repent all hell (so to speak) would have broken loose on day number 41.  Fortunately for them, they did repent.

There are so many parallels between the Great American Eclipse of April 8, 2024, the Biblical account of Jonah, and the Hebrew exodus from Egypt that I am unable to list them all.

Notably, the eclipse passes over 7 towns and cities in the United States named Nineveh, plus there is another town named Nineveh in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.  There is also a town named Jonah along the eclipse route. 

According to the Biblical scholar Donald Wiseman, the ancient city of Nineveh also experienced a solar eclipse when Jonah arrived. 

Our solar eclipse will be on April 8, 2024, which is Nisan 1 on the Hebrew (Biblical) calendar.  Nisan 1 is the first day of the first month of the Biblical calendar and the day on which the Hebrews began their journey out of Egypt. 

There are two major solar eclipses which take place over the United States.  The first took place on August 21, 2017, and the other will occur on April 8, 2024.  The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017, and the Great American Eclipse of April 8, 2024, intersect over the town of Little Egypt in Illinois. 

Right about this time in late April of 2024, the region of the United States where the eclipse is going to traverse will experience two separate and simultaneous plagues of cicadas (insects very similar to locusts).  This rare occurrence of two separate and simultaneous emergences of cicadas only occurs once every 221 years.  It last occurred in 1803 when Thomas Jefferson was our President. 

Very few things in nature scream ďapocalypseĒ louder or more authoritatively than the sudden appearance of a plague of locust-like insects, much less 2 separate swarms.

The eight planets in our solar system, along with the Earthís moon, will form a straight line across the heavens on the day of the April eclipse this year.  This last happened 32 million years ago and it will happen again 32 million years from now.  Is God waving His arms and screaming at us in an attempt to get our attention?

These are but a few of the signs that point to our upcoming eclipse being tied to the ancient city of Nineveh in the Book of Jonah.  I sincerely doubt that the world, and especially the United States, will repent this time around. 

As for my observation, forty days from the eclipse date of April 8, 2024, will be Saturday, May 18, 2024.  The following day will be Sunday, May 19th Ė Pentecost Ė the day we commemorate when God gave mankind the Holy Spirit (also believed to be The Restrainer in 2 Thessalonians 21:7-8).  We also know that the Holy Spirit (Restrainer) will be removed someday and when that happens the anti-Christ will be revealed and worldwide Tribulation will commence.

 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.  2 Thess 2:7-8 NKJV.

I believe that it would be quite logical for God to remove the Holy Spirit on Pentecost in the same manner that He gave us the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.  Furthermore, I believe God will remove the Bride of Christ in the Rapture of the Church at the same time when He removes the Holy Spirit.  Therefore, I was truly amazed to discover that Pentecost is precisely positioned on the day after a Biblically significant 40-day warning period for repentance, especially when it systematically mirrors the events in the Book of Jonah.

This is pure speculation on my part:  Pentecost takes place on a Sunday, the perfect day of the week for an enemy to conduct a nuclear attack on the United States.  Perhaps Jesus snatches away his bride in the twinkling-of-an-eye before the first bomb detonates and we flee to heaven with the dragon (Satan) and his minions in hot pursuit.


The second aspect of eschatological timing I noted regarding the Great American Eclipse on April 8, 2024, is that it takes place 180 days before the end of the Feast of Trumpets.  On the Hebrew calendar, 180 days is precisely 6 months.  Could the eclipse this coming April be a 6-month warning from God for the Rapture on the Feast of Trumpets?  I have always looked at the Feast of Trumpets as being the most probable time of the year for the rapture to take place. 

Additionally, this year I found the predicted appearance of the comet known as the Star of Jacob (C/2023 A3 Tsuchinshan-Atlas) on or around September 27 (Elum 25) to be another huge sign of an impending rapture on the Feast of Trumpets in 2024.  This comet will appear less than a week before the Feast of Trumpets and its timing will be exactly as predicted a thousand years ago in the Zohar.

The Bible tells us that there will be a 7-year-long period of tribulation during the last days of the End Times known as the Time of Jacobís Trouble.   Could it be that God sent us a comet named the Star of Jacob to announce the commencement of the Time of Jacobís Trouble? 

I also strongly believe that the timing of the Great American Eclipse of 2024 being precisely 6 Biblical months before the Feast of Trumpets is not a coincidence. Instead, I believe it is a sign as well as a warning directly from God.


Before I bring this article to a close there was one additional sign in the heavens I want to mention because it pertains to rapture timing. It does not involve the Great American Eclipse of 2024 (at least not directly).

God wrote a book that became the number one best-selling book in all of history.  It is a compilation of 66 manuscripts by forty-some individuals who received the content directly from the Holy Spirit.  The last of these manuscripts is a revelation to mankind of what will happen in the Last Days.  Chapter 12 of this manuscript deals with a sign in the heavens regarding the Rapture of the Church and (I believe) the timing thereof.  This sign in the heavens occurred once, and only once, in all of history.  It has never happened before and it will never happen again.  Ever. 

I see two distinct themes intertwined in the Revelation 12 Sign.  The first is the Rapture of the Church and the second is the Feast of Trumpets.  If John permits, I hope to post next week on 5 Doves a revised article I wrote on the Revelation 12 Sign and how it relates to the timing of the rapture.  In this revised article I will attempt to make a very strong point that the Revelation 12 Sign is both a formal announcement of an approaching rapture and a warning to repent while there is still enough time left to do so.  Among other things, the Revelation 12 Sign is a signpost and a mile marker for us to measure from.  The question then becomes, how much time is left?

Numbers in the Bible are very important.  The number for divine perfection is 7 and it seems to be Godís favorite number.  When I read the Book of Revelation, I repeatedly encounter the number 7.  In fact, the number 7 pops up so often in the Book of Revelation that I always lose count of the number of times it is used before coming to the end of the book.

The Biblically prescribed alignment of the Revelation 12 Sign came to fruition on September 23, 2017, which also happened to be the Feast of Trumpets that year.  The theme of the Feast of Trumpets is so intricately entwined with the Revelation 12 Sign that I am inclined to believe the Rapture of the Church will take place on some future Feast of Trumpets.  Furthermore, the Feast of Trumpets in 2024 will be precisely 7 years from the Feast of Trumpets in 2017 when the Revelation 12 Sign took place.

I am convinced this cannot be a coincidence.


Could the Great American Eclipse of 2024 be a harbinger of an imminent rapture?  Does the Bible say anything about a solar eclipse occurring just before the Rapture of the Church?

The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  Joel 2:31-32 NKJV

Perhaps the Rapture of the Church will be on Pentecost in 2024, which is the 41st day after the Great American Eclipse of 2024.  Or maybe the rapture will happen on the Feast of Trumpets in 2024.  Both seem to me to be exceptionally important times to be watching.  Or maybe I am completely wrong about both.  We will certainly know very soon.


Carl Worline

March 8, 2024