Why I believe the Rapture of the Church
will most likely take place on
September 23, 2015...
When putting a puzzle together, the best way to start is to put the edge pieces together first in order to build the framework for the puzzle. Once the frame is done, you usually start with the pieces that are the biggest and most important looking pieces and work your way down to the more difficult pieces. This is what I’d like to do on this page of my website.
The 7000-year plan of God for mankind
I’d like to start building the framework for this puzzle by talking about the 7000-year plan of God for mankind.
a) God sets a pattern in Genesis of 7 days - 6 days for creation and 1 day of rest.
b) The Millennium is referred to many times as the "rest“.
c) A day is like a 1000 years. Psalm 90:4 says, For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. 2 Peter 3:8 says, But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
d) Another clue is that Hosea 6:1-2 predicts that the restoration of the Jews would occur after 2 "days", which is poised to occur now after 2000 years from Christ’s first coming. "Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but He will heal us; He has injured us but He will bind up our wounds. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will restore us, that we may live in His presence.
The 7,000 year plan of God has been consistent with Jewish thought for thousands of years. The apostle Barnabus was a partner in ministry to the Apostle Paul (Acts 13:2, Acts 14:14). The Epistle of Barnabus written in the 1st Century explicitly tied the 7 days of creation to Psalm 90:4 and the 7,000 year plan of God. From the Epistle of Barnabas chapter 15, verses 3-5:
He speaks of the Sabbath at the beginning of the Creation, "And God made in six days the works of His hands and on the seventh day He made an end, and rested in it and sanctified it." Notice, children, what is the meaning of "He made an end in six days"? He means this: that the Lord will make an end of everything in six thousand years, for a day with Him means a thousand years. And He Himself is my witness when He says, "Lo, the day of the Lord shall be as a thousand years." So then, children, in six days, that is in six thousand years, everything will be completed. "And He rested on the seventh day." This means, when His Son comes He will destroy the time of the wicked one, and will judge the godless, and will change the sun and the moon and the stars, and then He will truly rest on the seventh day.
The Bible teaches that Christ will return to the earth for a second time at the end of 6000 years, counting from the Creation. It also teaches that Christ will return at the beginning of the “third day”, or third Millennium, counting from the time of Christ. 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
So, where are we? When does the 6000 years end? When does the 2000 years end? Do we count from the birth of Christ or the death and resurrection of Christ? Well, the 2000 year count could be from either the birth or death/resurrection of Jesus, so the count could end anytime between 1995-2034 A.D. Jesus should return to earth at some point during this time period. But what about the 6000 year count? When does that end?
I believe that we can count the years from Adam until the present day and be fairly accurate in our conclusions about when the 6000 years end. The Lord has laid everything out for us in the Scriptures. Have you ever wondered why the Bible records the ages of people all the way back to Adam? Or why it records the number of years the Kings of Israel ruled? The Lord was giving us the numbers so that we could COUNT the years from Creation and KNOW the approximate time of when the 6000 years would end.
We must keep in mind that when the Bible says that Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born, or that Lamech was 182 years old when Noah was born, that it doesn’t mean that they turned that age on the day of their son's birth. In many cultures, including Jewish culture, when someone turns 30, they are considered to be in their 31st year, therefore they consider them to be 31, as opposed to our own culture where we would say they are only 30. In Jewish culture and most ancient cultures, when a baby is born, they were already considered to be ONE; therefore, on what we would call their "first birthday", they would say the child is turning TWO. The same can be surmised when it says a king reigned 45 years, that it is mostly likely saying his term ended in the 45th year, not that he completed 45 full years.
It is crucial that we understand this in order to correctly count the years as laid out in the Bible. If we only count 130 + 150 + 90, etc., we will reach the end of 6000 years somewhere in the 1990’s. Obviously, we are past that time and Jesus has not yet returned to earth, so we must understand how the Jewish culture counts years in order to correctly count the years as laid out to us in the Bible. So, when the Bible says that Adam was 130 years when Seth was born, we must understand that he was in his 130th year, therefore he could have completed between 129 years to 129 years and 364 days. Since we do not know exactly his age, we should count that on average, he had completed 129.5 years of living.
I encourage you to go through these numbers in the Bible and verify them for yourselves. If you add them up, you will see that from Creation until the Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem in 586 BC, there were right around 3400 years. Adding 585 to that reaches 1 BC. Then adding 2015 years to that number, and you will see that we are right at the end of the 6000 year mark, give or take a few years. We are right there. This is the outer framework of this puzzle. From here, let’s start with some of the major pieces. These pieces include the 70 weeks of Daniel and the Year of Jubilee.
The 70 Weeks of Daniel
In Daniel 9, we see a prophecy given about 70 weeks that are determined to take place. Each of these weeks represents a period of 7 years, so a total of 490 years. The first 69 weeks have already been fulfilled. Daniel was told that from the issuing of the order to rebuild Jerusalem until the Messiah comes, there will be 69 weeks, or 483 years. Most scholars believe these first 69 weeks were 360 day prophetic years, which totaled 476 solar years. The commandment to restore and build Jerusalem was given by Artaxerxes Longimanus on March 14, 445 B.C. When we examine the period between March 14, 445 B.C. and April 6, 32 A.D., the day Jesus rode into the city of Jerusalem riding on a donkey, we discover that it is 173,880 days exactly, to the very day! This was exactly 483 years of 360 days. Daniel is then told that the Messiah will be cut off. After this, at some point in the future, the 70th week of Daniel will begin with the confirming, or strengthening, of a covenant or pledge or promise or agreement with many. This final 7 years will begin a countdown that leads us to the Day of Atonement. Daniel 9:24 says, “Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.” The end of this 70 weeks leads us to the Day of Atonement. We know that right in the middle of this final 7-year countdown, that this person who strengthens his covenant with many will stand in the holy place where he does not belong. We also know that this holy place will be a fortress-like structure that has been desecrated by armed forces, according to Daniel 11:31.
Before we go further into this, let’s go back to the Year of Jubilee and one more important clue about the 70 weeks in Daniel. The first 69 weeks are actually divided into two numbers for us. 7 weeks and 62 weeks. I believe the Lord intentionally did this so that it would read like this: So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks. It then goes onto mention the 62 weeks. But if we just stop reading right there, we have this 7 weeks, or 49 year period, from when Jerusalem starts to be rebuilt. Jerusalem was recaptured on June 7, 1967. This was the last time the land that rightfully belonged to Israel was given back to her. If we count off 49 prophetic years of 360 days from this time, we come to September 23, 2015, the Day of Atonement.
I believe the pieces of the puzzle point to the fall of 2015 as the time for the Rapture to occur. Let’s go back and look more carefully at this 70th week of Daniel. There was one day of the year when the Jewish people looked in anticipation for their Messiah to arrive. On this day, they would wave palm branches and reenact the Battle of Jericho. They would cry out, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!” This was on the 7th day of the Feast of Tabernacles. On October 9, 2009, on the 7th day of the Feast of Tabernacles, Mr. Obama was chosen as the Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was chosen as the “Prince of Peace.” Two months later, just a few hours before the start of the 24th day of Kislev on the Jewish calendar, he was given the award in Norway. The night before this took place, a strange spiral appeared in the sky above Norway: There are 2 dates mentioned in Haggai 2 regarding the Lord shaking the heavens and the earth and bringing the desired of all nations to Himself (Rapture). These 2 dates are the 7th day of Tabernacles and the 24th of Kislev. The pledge/agreement/covenant that Obama made to be the peace maker of the world was strengthened with many on these 2 dates. I believe that this was the fulfillment of Daniel 9:27 and started the 70th week of Daniel.
Daniel is then told that in the middle of this 7-year period, this one who confirmed, or strengthened his covenant with many, would set up an abomination that causes desolation. Jesus expounds on this for us by telling us that this event would involve someone standing in the holy place where he does not belong. Daniel is shown that from the time this abomination was set up there would be 1290 days. He is also told that this would take place at a fortress-like structure that armed forces had desecrated. So, let’s put all of these clues together and see how they were fulfilled on March 22, 2013.
Exactly 1260 days after Mr. Obama was chosen as the Nobel Peace Prize winner, he went and stood in the holy place, the very spot where Jesus, the third temple, was born on earth. This was the place where the Son of God first made His appearance on the earth as a baby. This place is now a fortress-like structure, and it was desecrated by armed forces in April 2002, when the daily events at the church were stopped during that time. Everyday at the Church of the Nativity, there is a schedule of events. From early morning until evening, people are continually coming into the Church, kneeling in front of the grotto, the place where it is believed that Christ was born. Sometimes the line to get to the grotto can be very long for people waiting. People come from all over the world to kneel at the grotto and offer prayers and offerings of their gratitude to God for sending His Son. Sacrifices and offerings of praise and thanksgiving to Christ are given there daily. These sacrifices and offerings were stopped when Mr. Obama came to the Church of the Nativity. The entire area of Manger Square was cleared out to accommodate for Mr. Obama’s visit. The daily mass that takes place at 1:30 pm was stopped, and quite likely other masses that take place earlier in the day as well. Daniel 9:27 tells us that the offerings and sacrifices shall be stopped, or they shall desist, which means to hold back from or to keep from happening. Daniel 12:11 tells us that from the time the "daily" is put aside or turned away from and the abomination is set up, there will be 1290 days. 1290 days from March 22, 2013, brings us to the Feast of Trumpets in 2016.
I know that many of you have been told that the final 7 years will begin with the signing of a peace treaty and that the temple in Israel will be rebuilt and in the middle of this 7-year period, the antichrist will stop the animal sacrifices taking place in this temple and declare that he is god. And this could be one possible interpretation of how the Scriptures could be fulfilled.
The problem is that the Lord never seems to fulfill His prophecies in a way that everyone is expecting. When Christ first came to earth, all of the Jewish people were expecting their Messiah at that time. They were looking for Him. They knew the 69 weeks of Daniel were about to end and they were anticipating their Messiah to show up any day. Yet, almost all of them missed Him when He came – especially the religious leaders. They had too many preconceived ideas of what the Messiah was supposed to be that they missed Him. And today also, most Christians are unaware of the times in which we live because they are so certain that a temple must first be built in Israel and a 7-year peace treaty signed. Most believers also think the rapture takes place before all of these events, so there is little need to watch for the prophecies to be fulfilled before the Rapture occurs.
The Lord gave us numbers to count for a reason. The main 3 numbers are 1260, 1290 and 1335 days. He told us that if we were not watching, the thief could come and break into our house, but if we were watching, we would not be surprised at when the thief would come. We would be prepared and ready, and the Lord would find us worthy to escape all that is coming on the earth.
The fact is that the Lord is not looking for a third temple to be built. He does not dwell in a temple built by human hands. His desire was always to live inside of us and that was accomplished when Christ died, making a way for His Spirit to dwell with us and we are part of the third temple that He is building. When Mr. Obama went and stood in the holy place where he did not belong, he was making a statement to the world and to God. He went there to defy God and declare that he is the one that is now being worshiped as the prince of peace.I believe the 70th week of Daniel began in October 2009, when Mr. Obama was chosen as the Nobel Peace Prize winner on the 7th day of the Feast of Tabernacles. This was the one day of the year when the Israelites expected their Messiah to come and they would cry out, “Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord” as they waved palm branches and reenacted the Battle of Jericho. Mr. Obama’s covenant to be a peacemaker for the world was strengthened on that day with many. 1260 days later, he stood in the holy place where he did not belong, exactly 1290 days before the Feast of Trumpets in 2016. Daniel was told that from the time the abomination was set up, there would be 1290 days. There are 2 other counting of days mentioned. These are 1260 and 1335 days.
I believe the appointed time for the Rapture to take place was on May 1, 2013. 40 days after the abomination was set up was the scheduled desolation, which was to include the Rapture on May 1, 2013. This was the 7th day of Unleavened Bread, when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea into their Promised Land and Sudden Destruction came on Egypt (representing the world). It was the day when the walls of Jericho fell and the people ascended at the sound of the last trumpet. It was also the day when Peter was set free from prison when an angel came to rescue him. All 3 of these events foreshadow the rapture taking place on the 7th day of Unleavened Bread. May 1, 2013, was 1260 days before the Day of Atonement in 2016 and 1335 days before the start of Hanukkah in 2016. Daniel told us that those who reach the end of the 1335 day would be blessed and Haggai 2 tells us that the blessed day is the 24th day of Kislev, Hanukkah Eve. May 1, 2013, was also the day when the Catholics crowned the Virgin Mary, and the elite crowned the New World Trade Center, both a mockery of the crowning of the virgin Bride of Christ.
Ninevah was given a 40-day warning of judgment, but the Lord who is merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, held off His judgment. I believe this was a foreshadow of the Lord holding off, or delaying His judgment on the world that He so deeply loves that was scheduled to happen 40 days after the abomination was set up. He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. He keeps giving the world warning after warning, sign after sign, trying to wake us out of our slumber.
Jesus told us that the days would be shortened in order that some flesh might be saved. In Matt 25 and Rev 10, He warns us that the Bridegroom will be delayed. So, how long is the delay?
If the Lord is taking the 1260 and 1335 day counts that were supposed to have started on May 1, 2013, and He is shortening them altogether, I believe that the Scriptures point to the Day of Atonement in 2015 as the start of the Year of Jubilee for the raptured saints. This would start the “Day of the Lord.” Each day of Daniel’s 70th week is equal to a year. There are numerous verses in the Bible that refer to the “Day of the Lord.”
The Day of the Lord
2 Peter 3: But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
Zephaniah 1:7 - Be silent before the Sovereign LORD, for the day of the LORD is near. The LORD has prepared a sacrifice; he has consecrated those he has invited.
Zephaniah 1:14-18 - "The great day of the LORD is near -- near and coming quickly. Listen! The cry on the day of the LORD will be bitter, the shouting of the warrior there. That day will be a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness, a day of trumpet and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the corner towers. I will bring distress on the people and they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD. Their blood will be poured out like dust and their entrails like filth. Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD's wrath. In the fire of his jealousy the whole world will be consumed, for he will make a sudden end of all who live in the earth."
Revelation 6: I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they *said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
Ezekiel 30:3 - For the day is near, the day of the LORD is near-- a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.
Acts 2:20 - The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
Joel 2 - Blow a trumpet in Zion,
And sound an alarm on My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
For the day of the Lord is coming;
Surely it is near,
A day of darkness and gloom,
A day of clouds and thick darkness…
They rush on the city,
They run on the wall;
They climb into the houses,
They enter through the windows like a thief.
Before them the earth quakes,
The heavens tremble,
The sun and the moon grow dark
And the stars lose their brightness.
The Lord utters His voice before His army;
Surely His camp is very great,
For strong is he who carries out His word.
The day of the Lord is indeed great and very awesome,
And who can endure it?
“I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth,
Blood, fire and columns of smoke.
“The sun will be turned into darkness
And the moon into blood
Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.
“And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be delivered;
For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
There will be those who escape,
As the Lord has said,
Even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.
Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil has come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.
Matthew 24:22 - And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
Why is the devil so furious? I believe it is because his 42 months have been shortened down to just 1 year – the Day of the Lord, the final day of Daniel’s 70th week. What takes place before the Day of the Lord begins? The sun is darkened and the moon turns to blood. Because the Jewish calendar was off by a month last year, there is a blood moon for three years in a row on the first day of Passover and the first day of Tabernacles, in 2013, 2014, and 2015. There is also a solar eclipse on the start of the Biblical New Year and start of the Jewish New Year in 2015. The final lunar eclipse of this series takes place in the fall of 2015. I believe this will begin the Day of the Lord.
The Year of Jubilee
The Year of Jubilee always starts on the Day of Atonement. Leviticus 25 says, “The Lord then spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I shall give you, then the land shall have a sabbath to the Lord. Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard. Your harvest’s aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year. All of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves, and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens with you. Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat. You are also to count off seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years, so that you have the time of the seven sabbaths of years, namely, forty-nine years. You shall then sound a ram’s horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land. You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family. You shall have the fiftieth year as a jubilee; you shall not sow, nor reap its aftergrowth, nor gather in from its untrimmed vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat its crops out of the field."
The Lord told us to start counting this 49 years from the time that the Israelites come into the land which He would give them. Israel recaptured Jerusalem on June 7, 1967. 49 years of 360 prophetic days from that date ends right on the Day of Atonement in 2015. Exactly on the Day of Atonement in 2015. To the very day. Just as the first 69 weeks of Daniel were fulfilled to the very day, using 360 day prophetic years, so I believe the 49 weeks that lead to the Day of Atonement and start of the Year of Jubilee will be fulfilled to the exact day using 360 day prophetic years. I believe this will be the Year of Jubilee for the Raptured saints, the Day of the Lord, the final year of Daniel’s 70th week. I believe the 1260 days were supposed to have started on May 1, 2013, and ended on the Day of Atonement in 2016. I believe the 1335 days were to have also started on May 1, 2013, and ended on the first day of Hanukkah in 2016, which is Christmas Day. Mr. Obama told us that he will win the war on Christmas. I still believe that the Second Coming of Christ will take place on Hanukkah 2016, right on Christmas Day. Those who were left behind to endure the Great Day of the Lord, but who come to faith in Christ during this time will be crowned together with the Raptured saints as Queen of the Earth on the 7th day of Hanukkah and we will rule and reign with Christ for 1000 years. I believe the New Millennium begins on January 1, 2017.
The beautiful Queen Vashti rejected the King on the 7th day of a feast and 4 years later, the chosen virgin Esther was crowned as Queen on the 7th day of Hanukkah. I believe this represents America the Beautiful choosing Mr. Obama as their president for a second time on the 7th day of Tabernacles on God’s calendar in 2012. 4 years after election day in 2012, the 7th day of Hanukkah will be December 31, 2016. I believe this is when the left-behind saints who were killed during the coming Tribulation will be crowned along with the firstfruits who were taken 1 year earlier at the rapture. I believe that January 1, 2017, will begin the New Millennium, the 8th and final day of Hanukkah. I still believe that the Second Coming of Christ to the earth will take place on Christmas Day in 2016, Kislev 25, just as Judas Maccabees rode into Jerusalem on Kislev 25, after fighting the evil King Antiochus IV and the people waved palm branches and cried out, “Hosanna, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” This was the start of the Feast of Hanukkah 200 years before Christ’s death and resurrection. I believe this was a foreshadow of Christ returning to earth on the 25th of Kislev after defeating the Antichrist.
Calculations from the Scriptures
I would like to go over some calculations mentioned in the Scriptures to show how the puzzle pieces fit together to point to September 23, 2015, the Day of Atonement, as the start of the days of darkness and the Jubilee Year for the Raptured saints. I am personally looking at this date as the most likely day for the rapture to take place according to the Scriptures and how the puzzle pieces fit together.
In Ezekiel 4, we see how the Lord commanded Ezekiel to lay on his left side for 390 days in relation to how long the Lord would punish Israel. This 390-day count might have been another foreshadow of the 390 days between the Day of Atonement in 2015, and the first day of Tabernacles in 2016.
We also see a prophecy in Revelation 8 that reads, “The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.” For almost 2 years, I have felt that this was a significant part of the puzzle, but have not really been sure of its meaning. I would like to suggest that this may be referring to only 1/3 of the days being darkened, or only 1/3 of the Tribulation time being the Great Tribulation, at the Day of the Lord. We are all going through tribulation on this earth, as Jesus warned us that we would. But the time of Great Tribulation is what the believers can be spared from. Jesus told us to pray that we would be found worthy to escape all of these things that will come upon the earth and to stand before the Son of Man. I believe this is the Rapture event and that it takes place immediately before the Great Tribulation starts, which I believe has been shortened to only 1/3 of the days, in fulfillment of the 4th trumpet judgment.
Jesus seems to imply in Matthew 24 that the desolation occurs immediately after the abomination is set up. He warns those living in Judea to flee to the mountains immediately, and not even go back in their house to get their coats or belongings. He then goes on to tell us that unless these days of Great Tribulation are shortened, no flesh would survive. The Lord also told us in Matthew 25 and Revelation 10 that the Bridegroom would be delayed. The first delay was 40 days and pointed to May 1, 2013, or Mayday, which started the 1260 and 1335 day counts mentioned in Scripture. But again, we see that just as Ninevah was told that judgment would come after 40 days, but then nothing took place, so also God’s judgment did not begin on May 1, 2013. This was the true 7th day of Unleavened Bread on God’s calendar, when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea to get to their Promised Land, when the walls of Jericho fell at the sound of the last trumpet and when Peter escaped from prison when an angel rescued him. All 3 of these events foreshadow the rapture taking place on the 7th day of Unleavened Bread and May 1, 2013, was 1260 days before the Day of Atonement in 2016 and 1335 days before the start of Hanukkah in 2016, which I believe is the appointed time for the Second Coming of Christ to the earth as foreshadowed by Judas Macabees riding into Jerusalem on the first day of Hanukkah to cleanse and rededicate the temple to the Lord. Jonah mentions that judgment did not happen after 40 days because the Lord is a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity. The Lord is delaying His coming in order that more people will come into His Kingdom and be eternally saved. Once the Day of the Lord begins, billions of people will be killed in a very short period of time, and most will not have another chance to receive Christ.
If we count right from the abomination being set up on March 22, 2013, until the first day of Hanukkah in 2016, which I believe will be the Second Coming of Christ to earth right on Christmas Day, we have a total of 1374 days. If we divide that number by 3, or 1/3, we have 458 days of darkness. Now, counting from September 24, 2015, the day after the Day of Atonement in 2015, until Hanukkah 2016, we have 458 days. This is exactly 1/3 of the days counting from the Abomination being set up on March 22, 2013, which Jesus alluded to as the start of the desolation, until Hanukkah 2016, the very end of the Great Tribulation. Could the Scriptures be saying that only 1/3 of the days appointed for tribulation will be darkened? In other words, is the Scripture pointing us to the Great Tribulation only being 1/3 of the appointed time?
March 22, 2013, to December 25, 2016 = 1374 days
1374 X 1/3 = 458 days
September 24, 2015, to December 25, 2016 = 458 days
Has the Great Tribulation been shortened to 1/3 of the days in fulfillment of Revelation 8? Have the days of darkness that will come upon the earth been shortened to 1/3 in fulfillment of the 4th trumpet judgment?
It has been difficult for me to grasp how the Scriptures can clearly state that certain events will last for 1260 days, or 42 months, and then to say that these numbers are simply shortened. I have thought, well then, the prophecies are not being fulfilled, right? If we just take one Scripture verse, and do not allow all of the other verses to go with it, then it’s like taking one piece of a puzzle and saying that we can see the whole puzzle clearly just from that one piece. I believe the Scriptures interpret other Scriptures and we must put all of them together to get a clear picture of what the prophecies are truly pointing to. These have been the 2 questions I have been asking myself: If the Lord just shortens the days to a less number, how are the prophecies of days then fulfilled? On the other hand, if there are still 1260 and 1335 days, how then are the days shortened, because Jesus clearly told us that the days would be shortened and the Bible tells us that the Bridegroom will be delayed?
I have come to the conclusion that just as Ninevah was told that it would be destroyed in 40 days, but then it was not, so also the Lord has put these numbers in the Scriptures for us to show us how gracious and compassionate He truly is. Jonah 4 says, "I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity." Joel 2 says, "Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from sending calamity." Why do we see the same quotation in Jonah 4 that we also see in Joel 2? Because Joel 2 is a description of the "Day of the Lord" that begins on the Day of Atonement after the sun is darkened and as the last blood moon appears over Jerusalem as a "super moon". The Lord is pointing us to the 40-day wait that ended on May 1, 2013, the appointed time of the desolation of the earth. Just as Ninevah was given 40 days, so the world was given 40 days. But just as the Lord relented from sending the calamity upon Ninevah and delayed His judgment because of His love for the people (and even the animals), so also once again, the Lord has delayed His judgment on the world after the 40-day wait. Joel 2 explains that this time period will only last for a "day", or the final day of Daniel's 70th week, which lasts for one year. The Lord could have desolated the earth on March 22 or 23, 2013, immediately after the abomination was set up. But He didn’t. He could have desolated the earth on May 1, 2013, 40 days later, and left us so many Scriptures that point to this time period as the desolation event. But He didn’t. He could have. It would not have violated the prophecies. It would have fulfilled the prophecies given in the Scriptures. But He waited. He gave us other Scriptures that show us how the Bridegroom will be delayed and that the Lord will shorten the days of Great Tribulation that were appointed to happen. I believe He shows us in Revelation 8 that only 1/3 of the days are darkened, which points us directly to the Day of Atonement in 2015. If the Great Tribulation begins on September 24, 2015, the day after the Day of Atonement, then the Great Tribulation time is exactly 1/3 of the number of days it would have been if the desolation and rapture event would have taken place on March 22, 2013. Please do the calculations on these things and you will see how amazing these calculations are. The Lord has this amazing 49 prophetic year count that starts on June 7, 1967, the last time that Israel was given back her land, and ends exactly on the Day of Atonement in 2015. He explains in Leviticus 25 how that the Day of Atonement begins the Year of Jubilee, at the end of 49 years from when Israel is given back her land. He breaks down the 69 weeks of Daniel into 2 sections, to again highlight this 49 year period that starts with the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. He gives us numerous verses throughout the Old and New Testaments that speak of the "Day of the Lord", which implies the final year of the 70th week of Daniel. Each day in Daniel’s 70th week is equal to one year, so that final Day of the Lord is the final year of this period. He teaches us the principle of the Sabbath, which again, if Daniel’s 70th week is 7 years in length, the Sabbath for the Raptured Saints begins on the Day of Atonement after 6 days, which is 6 years. He shows us over and over in the Scriptures how the sun is darkened and the moon turns to blood before this day comes and then He puts blood moons right on the first day of Passover and Tabernacles for 3 years in a row and tops it off with a solar eclipse right at the start of the Biblical and Jewish New Year in 2015. When we put all of the pieces together and in place, they perfectly fit to point to September 23, 2015, the exact end of the 49 prophetic years from when Jerusalem was recaptured, the Day of Atonement that starts the Jubilee Year for the raptured believers.
I know it is hard to wrap your mind around the idea that there will not be 1260 days of Tribulation, that the Antichrist will not be given 42 months to reign, and that the 2 witnesses do not have 1260 days of ministry. It is also difficult for me to grasp this as well, when it is stated so clearly in the Scriptures. But just as it appears in Genesis 11 to show that Terah was 70 years old when Abraham was born, but then we see in the New Testament that Stephen explains to us that he was actually 130 years old when Abraham was born, so we need the help of all of the Scriptures to put all of the pieces together and see the whole picture. And I believe that if we take all of the Scriptures and clues hidden within them and put all of the pieces together and in place, what we see is that the Great Tribulation was to have lasted for 3 ½ years. It was the appointed time given for the Great Tribulation. But the Lord, in His grace and mercy, has shortened these days to just one year in length, the Great Day of the Lord. He has shortened them to just 1/3 of the time that they could have lasted for. And I believe that this is why the devil is so full of fury when he finally is allowed his chance to destroy the world. He also thought that he would be given 3 ½ years, but will only be allowed by God to have his way for just one year. He knows that his time is short – and it is much shorter than what he had thought it would be.
Why would the Lord do this? Because He is love. God is not just loving or full of love. He is love. He loves each one of His creation and does not want any of them to perish without first accepting His free gift of salvation. He loves the lost soul more than you even love your own child. Would you not want Him to extend the full amount of mercy possible in order that your child might come into the Kingdom? How much more does He desire this than us? He is waiting for more souls to come into His Kingdom. Everyday, tens of thousands of people come into the Kingdom of God around the world. One website estimates the number to be as many as 100,000 people everyday are being born into the Kingdom of God through faith in Christ. If it had been Jonah, he would have killed the entire population of Ninevah after 40 days. But the Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. He sees all things and wants to give the maximum possible time for people to come to Him in repentance because once the Great Tribulation does begin, it will simply be too late for millions, possibly billions, of souls. They will die at the start of the Great Tribulation. They will not have another chance.
We see how that Ninevah repented before the Lord and He spared them from the judgment He had told Jonah to tell them was coming. So, was there anything that took place at the end of this 40-day period that would represent a nationwide repentance that would have caused the Lord to delay His judgment? Actually, April 30, 2013, was the US National Day of Repentance and May 2, 2013, was the national day of prayer in America. A world-wide call to pray and fast for the United States went out from Australia and New Zealand on the 25th of April in 2013 from the team at Australia’s National Day of Prayer and Fasting. The Australian team felt led by God to bridge the US National Day of Repentance on April 30th and the US National Day of Prayer on May 2nd with a worldwide call for 72 hours of prayer and fasting for the United States. This was humbly and gratefully received by American prayer leaders during a teleconference on April 24th, 2013. Jonathan Edwards, the mighty American revivalist of the First Great Awakening and widely acknowledged as America’s greatest theologian, wrote in 1740, “When God has something very great to accomplish for His church, it is His will that there should precede it the extraordinary prayers of His people”.
This is what was witnessed in this world-wide call to prayer. Many media outlets and prayer networks, including several global ones, very quickly took up this call. Confirmed reports from 28 countries around the world were received and there could very well be many more. We will not know the full response this side of eternity. But God does!
It all goes back to the story of Esther. The nation of Israel was about to be completely destroyed and all the Jewish people killed. They all went on a 3-day fast and on the third day of the fast, Esther came before the King. In doing so, she was risking her life because she was not to enter the King’s presence unless he called for her. The king could have killed Esther just for approaching him without being called. But he didn’t. He extended his royal scepter to her and showed her mercy. Esther represents the Bride of Christ, or the church. She was the chosen virgin who won the favor of the king above all the women in the land. The church from all over the world came together from April 30 to May 2, 2013, and fasted and prayed for God to have mercy on America. And mercy is what they received. This was the end of the 40 days of probation and was the appointed time for God to bring desolation to America, as well as the entire world. But just as God did not bring the desolation against Ninevah after the 40 days because they repented and asked for mercy, so He did not bring the desolation against America or the world after the 40 days because they repented and asked for mercy. These 2 stories, Esther and Jonah, were foreshadows from the Old Testament of how God was going to show mercy to the world. Jonah tells us that the Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love and he relents from sending calamity. It was always in His plan to do this, which is why we have so many verses throughout the Old and New Testaments pointing us to the Day of Atonement in 2015 as the start of the Day of the Lord on the 7th and final day of Daniel’s 70th week, which begins the Sabbath rest for the Bride of Christ and the year of recompense for the cause of Zion. It’s the Year of Jubilee after the 49 prophetic years from when Israel was given back her land, and the opening of the 6th seal of Revelation that begins after the sun is darkened and moon turns to blood. The Lord has delayed His judgment on the world and shortened the days of the Great Tribulation from 3 ½ years to just over a year in length.
On April 24th 2013, a 3-day fast was called by the leaders of the church around the world and at least 28 nations participated in this fast. This 3 days of fasting and prayer started on April 30th, and lasted until May 2nd, 2013. Millions of prayers were offered up to God during these 3 days, begging for mercy on America and asking that He withhold His judgment. When Ninevah repented, the entire nation, from the king on down, put on sackcloth and asked the Lord for mercy. In America, the congress kneeled down before the Lord on the National Day of Prayer and asked God for forgiveness. Even President Obama issued a statement calling on all Americans to pray for America on this day.
Here are just two of the millions of prayers offered to God around the world that were prayed on May 2, 2013, at the National Day of Prayer:
On this National Day of Prayer in 2013, may we continue to offer this prayer and hope that it becomes “America’s Prayer of Repentance.”
O God, we know that your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good,” but that’s exactly what we’ve done.
We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values.
We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of your Word and called it moral pluralism.
We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism and New Age spirituality.
We have committed adultery and called it an affair.
We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have neglected the needy and called it frugality.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn children and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.
We have failed to execute justice speedily, as your Word commands, and called it due process.
We have failed to love our neighbor who has a different color of skin and called it maintaining racial purity.
We have abused power and called it political savvy.
We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
We have made the Lord’s Day the biggest shopping and entertainment day of the week and called it free enterprise.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our parents and called it enlightenment.
Search us, O God, and know our hearts today. Try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us of every sin and set us free. Though our sins be as scarlet, may they become white as snow. Though they be as crimson, may they be as wool.
And another prayer offered on this day:
LORD, WHO ARE WE AS A PEOPLE, having been given blessings in portions as no other nation before us? What has become of us, Father? We have spoiled your spacious skies with buildings and cities breathing with sin. The amber waves of grain are no longer viewed as our blessing but as our due. The awe and reverence due You when we gaze upon the purple mountains and their majesty is no longer held; rather, how much pleasure they can give us. Father, we have spurned You. We’ve blamed our problems on those who promote darkness, but You have revealed yourself to us through Your Son. Now our eyes have been opened by Him. Our lack of holiness, our not being light has allowed darkness to prevail. Indeed, our sins which we wrongly view as small have allowed those in darkness to commit great sins without shame. We now realize that it is because of our failings as Christians. Father, Samuel told your people, “It is true you have committed all this evil, still you must not turn from the Lord, but worship Him with your whole heart. For the sake of His own great name, the Lord will not abandon his own people.” Father, we come before You with our whole hearts and ask You to grant us the pardon won for us by your Son.
Jesus, we do not deserve to even be heard, yet we know Your passion merits that we are. Lord Jesus, we call You as You have called us. Please, intercede before God to forgive us, to heal us, to heal our families, and to heal our nation.
Father, grant Your Son’s intentions and hear His pleas for us. We know you are justly irritated with us but we beg and plead for forgiveness through our repentance from our hearts. We realize our nation is headed toward disaster by so many signs You have given us. Holy, Holy, Holy God, grant Your Son His requests that we may again be your people, not a nation above God but one nation humbled and under God. Amen.
Over the last year and a half, I have pointed to numerous dates that would have fulfilled the prophecies concerning the timing of the rapture to occur. And I could continue to point to more dates over the next year and a half, because there are many dates that could still fulfill the Scriptures. But I have asked the Lord to please let me see where this puzzle ends because I do not want to continue pointing to dates and then have people disappointed, including myself. As I sat down to write, I was actually planning to just point to September 23, 2015, as one possibility of many that I could see for the rapture to happen. But the Lord just began to point me very clearly to this date, so this is the date I am pointing to because I believe it is where the puzzle leads us to. We should always be ready for the rapture to take place at any time, just as we should be ready to die at any moment. Our next breath is not guaranteed. Some of you watching this video will not be alive in September 2015 and will meet the Lord much sooner than that. This is not meant to convince you or anyone of a date for the rapture to occur. I write this in hope that someone who has read this who may be left behind or perhaps someone taken in the rapture who left this information for friends and family who were left behind will see how the Scriptures pointed to this time period as the start of the Great Tribulation and Day of the Lord and that they will turn to faith in Christ as they see how the prophecies pointed to this particular date.
The Day of Atonement
The Day of Atonement is considered the most holy day of the year to the Jewish people. It was on this day that the high priest would go into the holy of holies to make atonement for the whole year of sins for the entire Jewish nation. It was called the “face-to-face” day, because the high priest would be consumed by God’s presence and face-to-face with God. This was a most solemn moment, and the people were gripped with anxiety as the high priest was in there, waiting to see if God would accept the sacrifice. A bright cloud was over the mercy seat, at God’s presence in there. When the high priest emerged from the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement, they knew that they were absolutely sinless and blameless before the Lord, and could set out upon yet another year of sin, until the next year.
The Lord told the Jewish people in Leviticus 25 that from the time they enter the land that He would give to them, they were to count off 49 years and start the Year of Jubilee on the Day of Atonement. This year of Jubilee was to last for one year and all debts were forgiven, everyone was to return to their own property, and it was a year of rest, when no one was allowed to work – it was a Sabbath year. Brothers and sisters in Christ, may I suggest to you that the final year of Daniel’s 70th week is to be a Sabbath rest for God’s people? The final day of the week is to be the Sabbath. 70 weeks are determined upon your people to ATONE for wickedness. The Lord is pointing us to the Day of Atonement – the start of the Sabbath year at the end of the 6th day, or 6th year, of Daniel’s 70th week. When was the last time the Jews entered the land given to them by the Lord? It was on June 7, 1967. This is when we are to begin the 49-year count according to Leviticus 25. Daniel 9 says, "From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens’." That is 49 prophetic years of 360 days each. Israel Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion said on June 8, 1967, "We must reinforce the army’s victory by settling the Old City as quickly as possible, both in the deserted areas of the Jewish Quarter and in abandoned Arab houses [in other Quarters]." The command went out to rebuild and restore Jerusalem on June 8, 1967. Counting from this day until September 23, 2015, gives you exactly 49 prophetic years. These 49 years of 360 days end right on the Day of Atonement in 2015! Is this just an amazing coincidence?
Is it also just a coincidence that when we count the days from when the Abomination was set up on March 22, 2013, until the Second Coming of Christ on the first day of Hanukkah in 2016, the final 1/3 of these days begin on the day after the Day of Atonement in 2015? The Scriptures give us 3 illustrations in the Old Testament where 2/3 are cut off and 1/3 remain. The fourth trumpet judgment in Revelation tells us that 1/3 of the time is without light. Jesus told us that the night was coming when no man could work, but as long as it is day, we should continue to work. He is again pointing us to the principle of the Sabbath, when no man can work. These are the days of darkness for those left behind. Zechariah 14 tells us that it will be for one day and that there will be no light until after the day is finished. Dozens of verses throughout the Old and New Testaments speak of the Day of the Lord. This is the final day of Daniel’s 70th week and is equal to one year. It starts on the Day of Atonement in 2015, the Year of Jubilee for the raptured saints. Both Peter and Joel tell us that the sun will be darkened and moon turned to blood BEFORE the day of the Lord begins. We have 3 years in a row where there is a lunar eclipse taking place on the true Feast of Passover and first day of Tabernacles and then the first day of the Biblical year and first day of the Jewish New Year in 2015 there is a solar eclipse taking place. These are the signs in the sun, moon and stars that Jesus told us to watch for. This first blood moon starts on the first day of Passover in 2014 right at midnight eastern standard time. The Bible says a lot about the midnight hour. The death angel came at midnight on the first Passover and all of the firstborn Egyptians were killed. In Matthew 25, the cry goes out at midnight that the Bridegroom is coming, after being delayed. He does not come right at midnight, but the cry goes out at that time that He is coming and then the foolish virgins go off to try to buy more oil because their lamps have gone out. It was midnight when an earthquake struck the prison where Paul and Silas were being held and their chains fell off and the doors of the prison came open. There is little question that this first blood moon taking place on Passover right at midnight in the US is a sign from the Lord that He is returning.
The Day of Atonement was the day when Moses came down from the mountain the second time and his face was so radiant that he had to wear a veil so the people would not be blinded by looking at him. It is on the wedding day when the veil of the Bride is taken off and she is presented to her groom as a radiant and beautiful bride.
There are numerous similarities between a Jewish wedding and the Day of Atonement. One is that the Bride and Bridegroom fast on the day of their wedding, until the wedding feast at the end of the day. The Jewish people also fast on the Day of Atonement. The same white garments are worn by the men on the Day of Atonement as the day of their wedding. The same prayers are recited on the Day of Atonement as in a Jewish wedding. On the Day of Atonement, the Jewish people consider that their sins have been forgiven and on the day of a Jewish wedding, it is believed also that the sins of the Bride and Bridegroom have been forgiven. At a Jewish wedding, this is recited, “Open a new gate for us as the old gate is closed.” It was believe that the gates of heaven were opened until the end of the Day of Atonement and then the gates of Heaven would close at the end of the day.
Joel 2 is all about the Day of the Lord. It says, “Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.” It was on the Day of Atonement that the Jewish people would blow a trumpet, sanctify a fast and call a solemn assembly. There is little question that this verse is pointing us to the Day of Atonement as the beginning of the Day of the Lord and start of His wrath. All other Jewish festivals include feasting and joy, while this day is one to fast, blow a trumpet and call a solemn assembly. It is considered the holiest day of the year by the Jewish people and even most non-religious Jews observe this day. It was considered to be a Sabbath.
Jesus said in Mark 2:20, "But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast." Could Jesus have been giving us yet another clue about when the bridegroom was coming and when He would be taken away from those left behind? Could He be telling us that on that DAY, there will be fasting, when the Bridegroom is taken away with the Bride and the DAY OF THE LORD begins. This is when the "restrainer" is removed. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 says, "For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way." When Jesus leaves with His Bride to start the Year of Jubilee with the Raptured Saints in Heaven, this is when all hell breaks loose on planet earth as the One who has been restraining the power of lawlessness is taken out of the way. Jesus said that only the Father knows ABOUT this day and hour - the Day of the Lord. Zechariah 14 calls it "a day known only to the Lord". Even Jesus told us that He was unaware of what exactly will happen during this year of total darkness, when Satan is allowed to have his way on earth without restraint. Could it be that it is so dreadful and terrible, that the Father has hidden this from the Son in order to spare Him the pain of knowing what will take place?
The Day and Hour
When Jesus told us that no man knows about that day and hour, I believe He was giving us 2 important clues. First, He was telling us that we do not know what exactly will happen on the day of the Lord, and only the Father knows. We only know that it will be a time of total darkness. It is also referred to as an hour in other Scriptures, so I believe the day and hour refer to the day of the Lord, or the final year before Christ returns to earth at the end of Daniel’s 70th week.
Secondly, he was telling us in the next verses that unless we are watching, we will not know when the thief is coming and could be caught off guard and end up being left behind because we are sleeping spiritually when the thief comes. If we are watching, we can know when the thief is coming so that we are awake spiritually and our house will not be broken into, or in other words, we will not be left behind to endure this final year of the Lord’s wrath.
Jesus said in Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32 "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” I want to look a little deeper into this verse and share some fresh revelation that the Lord gave to me last night from the Old Testament.
The first thing I want to share about these verses and the subsequent verses that follow them is that Jesus is warning us that we need to watch so that we are not unprepared when He comes. He compares this event throughout the Scriptures, including in Joel chapter 2, to a thief breaking into your house in the middle of the night while you are asleep. He tells us that if we are watching (which means studying the prophecies and watching the signs that are found in His Word) that we can know when the thief is coming so that our house will not be broken into. He was telling us that if we are watching, then we would stay awake so that when the thief shows up, we could catch him in the act and nothing would be stolen from us. But if we are not watching and asleep spiritually, then the thief would come at a time when we are not expecting him to show up and we would suffer great loss.
I believe what Jesus is telling us in these verses is that those who are awake spiritually and waiting and watching for His return can know the time when He is coming. Those who are not awake spiritually and not waiting and watching for Him will not know when He is coming. It’s really that simple. Jesus is simply telling us that no person is born with the knowledge or knows intuitively when these events will take place, so we must study the prophecies and follow the signs so that we can know when He is coming for us.
But there is actually much more to this verse that most believers miss. Jesus is making a very clear reference here to Zechariah 14:6-7, where it says: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall not be light; the bright ones shall withdraw themselves: but it shall be one day which is known unto Jehovah; not day, and not night; but it shall come to pass, that at evening time there shall be light.” In other words, there is no light for that day and then at the end of the day, there is light again. The Hebrew word used there for day is yom and it can mean either day or year. In the Bible, the Lord often uses different words for time interchangeably. For example, in Daniel 9, we are given a 70-week period. Each day of the first 69 weeks is equal to a prophetic year, which is 360-days long. In other Scriptures in both the Old and New Testament, we can see that 1000 years is equal to a day, which helps to establish the 7000-year plan of God for us. Just as the Lord created the world in 6 days and then rested on the 7th, so also after 6000 years from Creation, the New Millennium will begin when Christ returns to earth to set up His Kingdom and the true Sabbath rest can begin.
We are now in the time period called the 70th week of Daniel, which is the final 7 years before Christ comes back to the earth with His people. According to Daniel 9, the final 7 years begin with the strengthening of a covenant or promise with many. This final 7-year countdown began on the 7th day of Tabernacles in 2009 when Mr. Obama was chosen as the Nobel Peace Prize winner and then given the award just a few hours before the start of the 24th day of Kislev. Haggai 2 mentions these 2 dates in connection with the Lord shaking the heavens and the earth and bringing the desired of all nations to Himself. It is on the 7th day of Tabernacles that the Jewish people look for and expect their Messiah, the Prince of Peace, to come. By accepting this award, Mr. Obama was making his covenant or pledge to the world that he would be the world’s peacemaker. The true Prince of Peace has been rejected by the world, and a false Messiah figure was chosen to usher in a new age of peace on earth. Only Jesus can bring peace to the world. In the middle of this final 7-year period, Mr. Obama went to the holy place where Christ was born and stopped the daily sacrifice of praise and offering of thanksgiving that takes place at the grotto, the very spot where it is believed that Jesus first made His appearance on the earth. Everyone had to clear out of the church so that Mr. Obama and his entourage could come through, and let me assure you, there was no sacrifice of praise or offering of thanksgiving that was taking place when he visited this holy site where the third temple, Jesus Christ first made His appearance on the earth. The Scriptures tell us that this person who strengthens his promise or covenant with many will go to the holy place where he does not belong in the middle of this 7-year period and will stop the daily sacrifice and offering that takes place there. It also tells us that this holy place will have been desecrated by armed forces, which it was in April 2002. We are told that there will be 1290 days from this event. The Feast of Trumpets in 2016 starts 1290 days after this abomination took place.
Jesus then warns those living in Judea to flee to the mountains when they see this event. The Scriptures point us to a 40-day waiting period after this before the desolation and rapture were to have taken place. On May 1, 2013, the desolation was scheduled to happen – 1260 days before the Day of Atonement in 2016 and 1335 days before the start of Hanukkah in 2016. These numbers are given to us in Daniel. However, the Lord tells us that if He did not shorten these days, that no flesh would be saved. He tells us in Matthew 25 and Revelation 10 that the Bridegroom will be delayed. Just as Ninevah’s judgment was delayed after 40 days of waiting, so the Lord had mercy and compassion on the world that He created and loves and is delaying His judgment again.
We can see that the days of darkness will only last for 1/3 of the appointed time according to the 4th trumpet judgment. Three times in the Old Testament, the Lord gives us examples where 2/3 are cut off and only 1/3 remain. If we count from the time the abomination was set up in 2013 until the start of Hanukkah in 2016, when Christ returns to the earth with His Bride, the final 1/3 of these days start on the day after the Day of Atonement in 2015. In Jewish belief, the gates of heaven close at the end of the Day of Atonement. In the parable of the 10 virgins, the Lord tells us that the gates or doors are closed and the 5 foolish virgins are left behind, while the 5 wise virgins are taken to the wedding, or hidden away on the day of the Lord’s wrath. Zephaniah 2:3 says, “Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the LORD'S anger.”
Now let’s go back to Zechariah 14, where it says there is no light for one day, which is equal to one year according to Daniel’s 70th week. The final year of Daniel’s 70th week starts the Sabbath rest for God’s people and the days of darkness for those left behind. It’s also called the Year of Jubilee in Leviticus 25 and it starts on the Day of Atonement 49 years after the Jewish people enter the land the Lord is giving to them. Counting 49 prophetic years of 360 days from June 7, 1967, when Israel recaptured Jerusalem, brings you right to the Day of Atonement in 2015. This starts the Year of Jubilee for the raptured Saints.
So, why did Jesus tell us that He doesn’t know about that day or hour? Because Jesus is the light of the world. He will not be here during that final day or hour – it is a year without light and total darkness comes upon the earth. In Revelation 18, the Lord refers to this time period as a DAY and also an HOUR. Revelation 18:8 says, “Therefore in one DAY her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.” Then in Revelation 18:10 we read, “‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, you mighty city of Babylon! In one HOUR your doom has come!’ and then again in Revelation 18:16-17 we read, “‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! In one HOUR such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’ and then later in Revelation 18:23 it says, “The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again.” In Revelation 17:12 we read, “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one HOUR will receive authority as kings along with the beast.”
What are these verses telling us? They are telling us that the day or hour of the Lord is the same thing and it is equal to one year in length. When Jesus said that He did not know about that day or hour, He was referring to the final year of Daniel’s 70th week, when He would take His Bride and leave. This is why Revelation 18 tells us that the light will be taken away and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard. It tells us it will be for one day or for one hour. This is why Zechariah 18 tells us that the light will not shine on that DAY, which is known only to Yahweh, and Jesus tells us that only the Father knows about that day and hour. Why? Because Jesus is not planning to be here and neither will His Bride, the true faithful virgins who stayed awake and watched for Him without using up all the oil in their lamps. These 5 foolish virgins had run out of oil, which means their lamps had become dark. The wise virgins still had light. Jesus is the light. They still were living for Jesus and allowing Him to shine through their lives.
Now look at this passage from Deuteronomy 24:5 - If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For ONE YEAR he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.
So, what is this all about? A man who gets married does not have to go to war or do any duty, other than to stay at home with his wife to bring her happiness. This is another one of those clues given to us in the Scriptures about how long this time period will last for. It was to have been for 3 ½ years, but has been shortened to just one year, which is called the “Day of the Lord.” The 7th day, or Sabbath, has always been referred to in Scriptures as the “Lord’s Day.” Joel 2 is a description of the day of the Lord and in Joel 2 we read, “Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from sending calamity.” Where else do we see these exact words? In Jonah 4, after the Lord delays His judgment after a 40-day wait. Jonah says, “I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.” The Lord is trying to connect us to His delay of judgment after a 40-day waiting period because of His grace, compassion and love and His desire to not bring calamity. We also read in Joel 2, “The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” We read this verse again Acts when Peter says, “The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.” So why does Joel call this day of the Lord dreadful and Peter call it glorious? Because for those relying on their works to save them as those in the Old Testament often tried to do, it will be dreadful. For those living by faith in Christ as the New Testament believers, it will be glorious. And what is the sign that the Day of the Lord is about to start? The sun is darkened and moon turned to blood before this day begins. The final solar and lunar eclipses falling on Jewish Feast days are in the fall of 2015. The Lord is pointing us right to the fall of 2015 as the start of the “Day of the Lord”, or year of recompense as Isaiah calls it. Recompense means to repay. The Lord will repay those who do evil by allowing evil to come onto the earth as never before. And He will repay those who were faithful to Him by sparing them from His wrath. The Hebrew word for recompense is shillum and it means to give reward or retribution. You will either be taken with the Bridegroom and spared His wrath and given your reward, or you will be left behind to endure this year of incredible darkness and suffering.
The 6th seal in Revelation 6 opens with the sun being darkened and moon turning to blood. It is at the opening of this 6th seal that the leaders of the world hide in their underground bunkers and say, “For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?" There we have it once again – the day, or year, of the Lord begins at the opening of the 6th seal. And the sign to watch for is this final solar and lunar eclipse. Right in between the final solar and lunar eclipse on the Jewish Feast days in 2015, falls the Day of Atonement. Just as there was a huge earthquake when Christ died and atoned for our sins, so we again see a huge earthquake at the opening of the 6th seal on the Day of Atonement. The word atonement means reparation for a wrong or injury; or to make amends. This definition sounds very similar to the word recompense.
At the end of this one-year period, we have the 1290-day count ending on the Feast of Trumpets in 2016, the 1260-day count ending on the Day of Atonement in 2016, and the 1335-day count ending on the start of Hanukkah in 2016. It is my belief that there will be a second rapture event on the Day of Atonement in 2016 for those who were killed during the Great Tribulation or those who may still be alive who have repented and come to faith in Christ during this one-year period. I believe we will then return with our Bridegroom Jesus to the earth on Hanukkah, which is Christmas Day, and the end of the 1335-day count. Daniel 11 tells us that those who reach the end of the 1335 days are blessed and Haggai 2 tells us that counting from the 24th day of Kislev, which is Hanukkah eve, from that day on, we will be blessed. Then, just as Queen Esther was crowned on the first of Tivet, which later became the 7th day of Hanukkah, 4 years after the beautiful Queen Vashti rejected her king on the 7th day of a feast, so also the Bride of Christ will be crowned on the 7th day of Hanukkah, 4 years after America the beautiful, the Queen of Revelation 18, rejected Jesus and again chose Mr. Obama on election day on the true 7th day of Tabernacles in 2012. The 8th and final day of Hanukkah is Sunday, January 1, 2017, the start of the week, start of the Gentile New Year and start of the New Millennium on earth.
Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. John 16:20-23
As a woman with child and about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, O LORD. We were with child, we writhed in pain, but we gave birth to wind. We have not brought salvation to the earth; we have not given birth to people of the world. But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer. Isaiah 26:17-21A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God… Revelation 12
Hear that uproar from the city, hear that noise from the temple! It is the sound of the LORD repaying his enemies all they deserve. "Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son. Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children. Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?" says the LORD. "Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?" says your God. "Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her. For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance." For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem." When you see this, your heart will rejoice and you will flourish like grass; the hand of the LORD will be made known to his servants, but his fury will be shown to his foes. See, the LORD is coming with fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For with fire and with his sword the LORD will execute judgment upon all men, and many will be those slain by the LORD. "Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following the one in the midst of those who eat the flesh of pigs and rats and other abominable things--they will meet their end together," declares the LORD. "And I, because of their actions and their imaginations, am about to come and gather all nations and tongues, and they will come and see my glory. "I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations… and to the distant islands that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the nations. Isaiah 66:6-19
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty. Because of this, all hands will go limp, every man's heart will melt. Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame. See, the day of the LORD is coming --a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger-- to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless. I will make man scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir. Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the LORD Almighty, in the day of his burning anger. Isaiah 13:6-13
12 Hours of Daylight/Fall Equinox/Resurrection of the Dead
John 11:9-10 - Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world's light. It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light."
Once again, the Lord is leaving behind a big clue for us when He said this at the time when he raised the dead. There are 2 times every year when there are 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness all over the world. This is on the Spring and Fall Equinox. September 23, 2015, the Day of Atonement, is the Fall Equinox, when there are 12 hours of day and night all over the world. After mentioning the 12 hours of daylight, Jesus then goes on to say the words “no light”. I believe He is connecting the 12 hours of daylight to the time when the world will then have no light. I looked up the word night in this verse in Strong’s Concordance and here is what I found. The word used for night there is nyx and it means night, the time when work ceases, the time of death, the time for deeds of sin and shame, the time of moral stupidity and darkness, the time when the weary and also the drunken give themselves up to slumber.
Mr. Obama rode into Jerusalem in 2013 right on the Spring Equinox. Two days later, he went to the Church of the Nativity and stood in the holy place where he did not belong. Counting from that day until the Second Coming of Christ on December 25, 2016, there are 1374 days. If we divide 1374 by 3, the total number of days is 458. Why would we divide the days by 3? Because the fourth trumpet judgment in Revelation tells us that 1/3 of the time (or the day and night) will be without light. This is the time when Jesus, the light of the world, will leave with His Bride and total darkness will come upon the earth. This 458 day period begins on September 24, 2015, the day after the Day of Atonement, and ends on December 25, 2016, when Jesus comes back to the earth with His Bride at the start of Hanukkah, on Christmas Day. The gates of heaven will close at the end of the Day of Atonement in 2015 and the days of darkness will then begin.
Amazingly, December 21, 2016, is the winter solstice, and will be the darkest day of the year for 2016. When Jesus died, the day turned dark as the Son of God was crucified, and a time of great mourning for the disciples and followers of Jesus began. But 3 days later, hope came to life as Jesus rose from the grave and defeated death, hell and the power of the grave. So also, just as December 21, 2016, will be the darkest day of the year in the natural realm, three days later, on the 24th day of Kislev, Christmas Eve, Haggai 2 tells us that from this day on, we will be blessed. This is when the Jewish people will finally recognize Jesus as their Messiah and will cry out, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” Just as Judas Macabees rode into Jerusalem on the 25th day of Kislev and the people cried out, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” and Hanukkah began when the temple was rededicated to the Lord, so also, on the 25th day of Kislev in 2016, Jesus will ride into Jerusalem with His Bride and reclaim the earth. It will not be Santa Claus riding in on Christmas Eve with his sleigh of gifts for the good children of the world, but it will be Jesus Christ coming with His Bride. Mr. Obama said that he will win the war on Christmas in his second term. Satan still believes that somehow he is going to defeat Jesus at this battle, or else he is lying and claiming to believe it. Either way, he is going to lose and the days of darkness will end on Christmas in 2016, when Jesus, the light of the world returns and defeats Satan at the final battle. The Bride of Christ, Jewish and Gentile, will then be crowned as Queen of the earth on the 7th day of Hanukkah, as was foreshadowed by the chosen virgin Queen Esther being crowned on what would become the 7th day of Hanukkah, 4 years after the beautiful Queen Vashti rejected her king on the 7th day of a feast.
So, I just wanted to point out the connection between the 12 hours of daylight mentioned in John 11:9, which points us to the fall equinox on September 23, 2015, and Jesus then mentioning in verse 10 about the night, or the time when no one can work, and then He mentions no light. Zechariah 14:6 tells us that it will be a day with no light. This is the final day of Daniel’s 70th week that starts in the fall of 2015, when the Sabbath rest for the Bride of Christ starts and the days of darkness for those left behind begin. Martha tells Jesus in verse 24 that she knows her brother will rise on the last day. This is the last day of Daniel’s 70th week, when the dead in Christ rise and the Bride of Christ escapes the wrath of God at the time of the rapture. This is a day known only to the Father because the Son will not be here for that final day and hour, or that final year.
Summary of the Puzzle Pieces
The final 7 years before the return of Christ begin with the strengthening of a covenant or promise with many (please see Daniel 9:27). This takes place at the end of 6000 years from Creation, and the years are given to us in the Scriptures to count so that we can know we are now at the end of 6000 years. I believe this event took place on the 7th day of Tabernacles in 2009, the one day of the year when the Israelites look for their Messiah to come. On this day, Mr. Obama was chosen as the Nobel Peace Prize winner - the world chose Mr. Obama to be their "peacemaker" and have rejected the true Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
In the middle of this 7-year period, an abomination will be set up, which will involve the one who strengthened his covenant with many going to a holy place and standing where he does not belong, 1290 days before a significant date. According to the Scriptures, this will be a "holy place" that was desecrated by armed forces. March 22, 2013, is 1290 days before the Feast of Trumpets in 2016, and was 1260 days after the 7th day of Tabernacles in 2009. This was the day when Mr. Obama went to the very place where the third temple (Jesus) first made his appearance on earth. He was making a statement to God and to the world that he is now the "Prince of Peace" and that the world is looking to him as their peacemaker and the one who brings hope and change. Mr. Obama rode into Jerusalem right on the 10th day of Nisan on the Jewish calendar, the same day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem.
Immediately after this event, this abomination to the Lord, the desolation or the Great Tribulation is scheduled to start and Jesus warns those living in Judea to flee to the mountains. However, Jesus also tells us that unless the days of Tribulation are shortened, no flesh would survive. The key to this puzzle is to figure out how the days are shortened - it must be in the Scriptures.
There is a 1260 and 1335 day count also given to us that was to have started on May 1, 2013, the true 7th day of Unleavened Bread, which is when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea to go to their Promised Land and sudden destruction came on the Egyptian army, the walls of Jericho fell at the sound of the last trumpet, and when Peter escaped from prison when rescued by an angel. All 3 of these events foreshadow the rapture taking place on the 7th day of Unleavened Bread. May 1, 2013, was 1260 days before the Day of Atonement in 2016 and 1335 days before the start of Hanukkah in 2016. Haggai 2 tells us that the blessed day is from the end of the 24th of Kislev and Daniel 12 tells us that those who reach the end of the 1335 days are blessed. The "blessed day" is December 25, 2016, the end of the 1335 day count and the 25th day of Kislev. May 1, 2013, was also 40 days after the abomination was set up. Just as Ninevah was given a 40-day warning before judgment, so the desolation event was scheduled to take place on May 1, 2013, according to the prophecies. However, the Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. He does not enjoy sending calamity or judgment and just as He delayed the judgment against Ninevah, so this was a foreshadow to us in the Scriptures of His delaying His judgment on the world and holding it back for as long as possible in order that more souls will be brought into His Kingdom.
Jesus warned us in John 9:4 that the time was coming when no man could work - "As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work." On the Sabbath, no man can work. If we have a 7-year period that is referred to as "Daniel's 70th week", then each day of this 7-year period is equal to one year. Therefore, the final year is the "Sabbath". Hebrews 3-4 talks about entering His Sabbath rest.
The 4th trumpet judgment of Revelation gives us the biggest clue as to how long the days of Great Tribulation will last, when it mentions 1/3 of the days and nights are "without light". These are the days of darkness. If we count the days from when the Abomination took place on March 22, 2013, to the start of Hanukkah in 2016, on Christmas Day, and we take only the final 1/3 of these days, they would start on the day after the Day of Atonement in 2015.
Leviticus 25 teaches us about the "Year of Jubilee", which begins on the "Day of Atonement", after 49 years from when the Israelites enter the land that the Lord was giving to them. In counting off the first 69 weeks of Daniel, the years went by a 360-day prophetic year, rather than a 365.25 day year. A prophetic year is equal to 360 days. When we count off the time when the decree went out to rebuild Jerusalem in 445 BC until the very day when Jesus rode into Jerusalem, we have exactly 69 X 7 X 360 = 173,880 days. This prophecy was fulfilled to the very day. But the 69 weeks of Daniel are separated into 2 parts - 7 weeks and 62 weeks. I believe the Lord did this because He wanted to show that He is again going to fulfill this "7-week" period, which is 49 prophetic years, or 17,460 days. If we count from June 7, 1967, the last time when Israel entered the land that rightfully belonged to her and took back Jerusalem, and we count off 17,460 days, it ends right on the Day of Atonement in 2015. This starts the 50th year of Jubilee for the raptured saints. It also starts the Great Tribulation for those left behind, which has been shortened to just 1/3 of the days that it could have lasted for, because of God's great mercy and His desire to bring more people into His Kingdom before His wrath begins.
Judas Maccabees rode into Jerusalem after defeating the evil Antiochus IV right on Kislev 25. The people waved palm branches and cried out, "Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Lord!" It was a foreshadow of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on the 10th day of Nisan 200 years later, and it was also a foreshadow of Jesus returning to earth at the Second Coming right on Kislev 25, as the people cry out, "Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!" Jesus told us that the Jewish people would not see Him again until they cry out, "Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!" A second Feast of Tabernacles was started on Kislev 25, which is still celebrated and is called Hanukkah. The temple had been defiled and the Jewish people had not been able to properly celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles for many years. On Kislev 25, the temple was rededicated to the Lord, and an 8-day celebration began, which is Hanukkah (meaning re-dedication). In 2016, Kislev 25 falls right on Christmas Day. Mr. Obama said that he would win the war on Christmas in his second term. I believe that Jesus will return to the earth on Christmas Day in 2016, after the Year of Jubilee has finished for the raptured Saints.
Queen Esther was the chosen virgin who was crowned on what would later become the 7th day of Hanukkah, 4 years after the beautiful Queen Vashti rejected the king on the 7th day of a Feast. America, the beautiful, rejected Jesus on election day in 2012, which was the true 7th day of Tabernacles because the Jewish calendar was a month off in 2012 and 2013. I believe that 4 years later, the Bride of Christ will be crowned as Queen of the Earth on the 7th day of Hanukkah and will begin to reign with Jesus for 1000 years on Sunday, January 1, 2017, the 8th day of Hanukkah, the first day of the week, of the year, and of the "New Millennium". The Feast of Tabernacles is then celebrated every year at the proper time by all nations (see Zechariah 14), because the "temple" (that is the body of Christ) is no longer defiled.
If you look at the 6th seal in Revelation 6, it mentions the sun being darkened and moon turning to blood and it mentions the DAY of His wrath beginning. The final lunar eclipse of the series that started on the true Passover in 2013 and the true Tabernacles in 2013, and continues through 2014 and 2015, ends during the fall feasts in 2015. The "Day of the Lord" begins at this time, or the final day of Daniel's 70th week, or the "Sabbath" rest for the believing and watching saints who are raptured, or redeemed from the earth. Joel and Peter tell us that the sun will be darkened and moon turn to blood BEFORE the great and dreadful/glorious day of the Lord. Joel calls it dreadful, while Peter calls it glorious. For those depending on their works for salvation as under the Old Covenant, it will be dreadful, as they are left behind. For those who are living by faith and walking with Christ in His victory under the New Covenant, it will be glorious. The solar and lunar eclipses on the Jewish feast days happen BEFORE the "Day of the Lord". The fall of 2015 is the time to expect the start of this "Day of the Lord", which will then carry over into the New Millennium and be 1000 years long, the final 1000 years of the 7000 year plan of God, the final "Day of the Lord"! This does not mean that the first 5 seals of Revelation might not begin to open before the fall of 2015. It is possible that war and economic collapse start to happen before the fall of 2015, as the first seals begin to open and then the wrath of the Lord begins when the 6th seal is opened.
In Bible prophecy, we see how the Lord makes one year equal to one day. The 70 weeks of Daniel are 490 years – each day is equal to a year. We see in other places how a day is also equal to 1000 years, which sets the pattern for the 7000-year plan of God and the 1000-year rest beginning at the end of 6000 years. I would like to suggest that the Lord also uses the term “hour” to refer to a year. I believe the day and hour are terms that are referring to the final year before the Second Coming of Christ. This final year starts at the end of the 6th year of Daniel’s 70th week, on the Day of Atonement in 2015, the start of the Year of Jubilee for the rapture saints, the start of the Sabbath rest for the Bride of Christ and the wrath of God for those left behind. It is referred to by Joel as the dreadful day of the Lord and by Peter as the glorious day of the Lord. It will be dreadful for those left behind and glorious for those taken. Here are some of the verses in Scripture that make reference to the day of the Lord and the hour of judgment:
Wail, for the day of the Lord is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
Behold, the day of the Lord comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it.
For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, A day of vengeance, That He may avenge Himself on His adversaries. The sword shall devour; It shall be satiated and made drunk with their blood; For the Lord God of hosts has a sacrifice In the north country by the River Euphrates.
For the day is near, Even the day of the Lord is near; It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.
Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is at hand; It shall come as destruction from the Almighty.
Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the Lord is coming, For it is at hand:
The Lord gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; Who can endure it?
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! For what good is the day of the Lord to you? It will be darkness, and not light.
Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light? Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it?
“For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.
Be silent in the presence of the Lord God; For the day of the Lord is at hand, For the Lord has prepared a sacrifice; He has invited His guests.
The great day of the Lord is near; It is near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter; There the mighty men shall cry out.
Neither their silver nor their gold Shall be able to deliver them In the day of the Lord’s wrath; But the whole land shall be devoured By the fire of His jealousy, For He will make speedy riddance Of all those who dwell in the land.
Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden In the day of the Lord’s anger.
The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.
`Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.'
Matthew 24:36 Mark 13:32
But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
1 John 2:18
Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.
And he said with a loud voice, "Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters."
Zechariah 14 - Behold, the day of the Lord is coming,
And your spoil will be divided in your midst.
For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,
The houses rifled,
And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
So here we have the half are taken and the half are left as in the parable of the ten virgins. The Lord goes on to say,
It shall come to pass in that day
That there will be no light;
The lights will diminish.
It shall be one day
Which is known to the Lord—
Neither day nor night.
But at evening time it shall happen
That it will be light.
So, we see that it lasts for one day, or one year. It becomes total darkness, with no light, but at the evening, or end of the day, which is the end of the year, there will be light again.
Four Supernatural Confirmations
I have had 4 supernatural confirmations from the Lord that all point to September 23, 2015.
The first of these events took place on January 7, 2001. The Lord had told me on January 4, 2001, that January 1, 2001, represented the Gentile Feast of Trumpets and that just as the 6th day of Creation was the last day that He spoke and His voice was as a trumpet, so at the end of the 6th day and beginning of the 7th, the last trumpet would sound. The Lord had told me to wait up for Him that night, and just after midnight, my body began to shake violently two times. There was a gap in between the 2 shakings and they were identical, except that during the second shaking, my lips were tingling the entire time and during the first shaking they were not. The first shaking represented the 7th day of a trumpets festival, but there was no rapture element. Then there was this gap. I now believe that the second shaking was most likely pointing to the Day of Atonement, because my lips were tingling and the Lord told me that it represented when Isaiah saw the Lord and his sin was atoned for. I believe that the first shaking may have been pointing to the 7th day of the true Feast of Unleavened Bread in 2013 on May 1st, which was to have started the 1260 and 1335 day counts. It was on the 7th day of Unleavened Bread that the walls of Jericho fell at the sound of the last trumpet and the people ascended. I believe that this was the appointed time for God’s judgment to start, 40 days after the abomination was set up. But just as the Lord was gracious and compassionate to Ninevah, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance, so again after 40 days, the Lord withheld His judgment in order that more would have the opportunity to come into His Kingdom. May 1, 2013, represented the first shaking event that I had on January 7, 2001, at the start of the 7th day of a trumpets festival as the Lord had revealed to me at that time. Then there was a gap, or a delay. Then there was another shaking event, that points to the Day of Atonement, when Isaiah saw the Lord and his sin was atoned for and the coals touched his lips. I believe that it is on this day that we see the Lord, just as Isaiah did, and his sin was atoned for.
The second supernatural even took place about 4 years ago, when I was speaking to my husband about the Year of Jubilee after someone in my family told me about it. I didn’t know much about it, so I thought I would do some research on it. My internet was down, so the only way I could read about it was if I could find it in my Bible. I did not know where to look, but I figured it was most likely somewhere in the first five books of the Bible. When I opened my Bible, it turned right to Leviticus 25 and I began reading the first paragraph out loud to my husband. I had no idea that I was reading about the Year of Jubilee and didn’t even know why I was reading it out loud. After I finished the first paragraph, I looked at the heading and it read, “Year of Jubilee”. I was shocked. My Bible had opened right to that page and I just began reading it out loud. I remember telling my husband right at that moment, “I think God is trying to tell me something about the Year of Jubilee”. I saw that it said that the Year of Jubilee started on the Day of Atonement and that the Jewish people were to count from the time they entered the land that God was giving to them. I knew that a prophetic year was 360 days, so I calculated when this 49 year period would end, counting from June 7, 1967, when Israel recaptured Jerusalem and God gave them back their land. I came to the date of September 23rd, 2015. Later, when my internet was working again, I checked and was blown away to see that this was the Day of Atonement for that year. At first, I thought that this must be the end of Daniel’s 70th week and the Second Coming of Christ. It wasn’t until early 2013 that I realized Daniel’s 70th week began on October 9, 2009, on the 7th day of Tabernacles. This was confirmed when Mr. Obama went to the holy place 1260 days later and stood where he did not belong, an abomination to the Lord. I saw how that the 1260 and 1335 day counts both started on May 1, 2013. When nothing took place on that day, I was quite confused, but I saw that the Lord said He would shorten the days of the Great Tribulation and also saw in Matthew 25 and Revelation 10 that the Bridegroom would be delayed. I kept wondering how the Lord could keep delaying His coming and yet still fulfill the prophecies. Sometime in February 2014, the Lord just began to put the Day of Atonement in 2015 back into my mind and heart and just led me to look more at that date. I kept wondering about the 1/3 time period mentioned in the fourth trumpet judgment and then He led me to 3 places in the Old Testament where we have examples of 2/3 being cut off and 1/3 being left. I calculated the days from the abomination until Hanukkah and then divided them into 3 parts. The final third start on the day after the Day of Atonement in 2015. I began to see how that this final year of Daniel’s 70th week would be a Sabbath and start of the Day of the Lord. I remembered the 49 year count of 360 days that the Lord had showed me several years earlier. The Lord then led me to watch some videos from Godshealer7, which was the fifth confirmation from the Lord.
But before I get into that, I want to mention the third supernatural event that is a confirmation to me of September 23, 2015. This event took place on February 13, 2013. It was on this date that the Lord gave me a puzzle for Valentine’s Day. It was left as a wrapped gift at our ministry center and had my name on it. My daughter asked me what I thought it was before I opened it, and I immediately blurted out, “It’s a puzzle”, even though I had never been given a puzzle as a gift before. The next day, I put the puzzle together. It was full of beautiful flowers and the Lord told me that it was a gift from Him and from my grandmother who had passed away over 20 years earlier. My grandma and I used to put puzzles together all the time. After I had put the puzzle together, I saw that there were 2 birds on the puzzle – a sparrow and a bluebird. The sparrow is speaking and the bluebird is listening to the sparrow. I see this same bluebird almost everyday when I come and go from my house. It flies across the street as if to say hello and goodbye to me. I had been reading Sparrow’s dreams on the internet for about 3 months and realized that I was the bluebird in the puzzle and the Lord was telling me to listen to the sparrow. About 2 months later, the Lord then spoke to Erin, who is known as the sparrow, about me and referred to me as the bluebird in one of her dreams. He has been giving Erin different clues to follow as pieces to the puzzle. This is an excerpt of something Jesus tells Erin from her dream on August 10, 2013:
Jesus: “Maybe you should go back to Leviticus (Lev 25:10) and see what it says about the Jubilee Year. You are to enjoy the harvest of your field but when does this begin? When is a Jubilee to begin? How do you know yours has begun? Do I constantly tell you to look to Israel for your gauge? Is this only globally or sometimes you individually? Please be encouraged! Before you assume to know My ways, please understand My heart and also know the season. Erin, do you still believe I don’t want to bless you? Do you also know what happens during the Jubilee? It is a time of travel. You are taken back to your family; the roots of your ancestry. You are united and returned. You prepared your field, the land rests, you no longer labor and you are starting a journey. Erin, what if it is on earth and soon to be Heaven? Will you enjoy this too? There are still things that must occur. This you know. I know the signs are very strong right now but, they will be even more so as I draw closer.”
And this is an excerpt from Erin’s dream on November 3, 2013:
Jesus: “Oh is there only rest in death? I have not heard of this! No Erin your Jubilee. This will be a time of joy, peace and love; a time of great blessing as I will restore you and keep your enemies far from you. I have set up those who I have called to bless you. This willingness to bless you will gift them. You too will be a blessing to others! Now hand Me those who have cursed you, they are a burden and reproach. I will take these cares from you!”
And this is an excerpt from Erin’s dream on April 28, 2013:
Jesus: “Erin, do you remember what 50 also represents? Yes, 50 -- the year of Jubilee starts with the Shofar sounding, the slaves go free and debts are cancelled. This is 7 weeks of counting! Seven weeks of Seven Days! Jubilee is the time of freedom! Soon the 7 days of 7 weeks will be finished then comes the 50th day; an excellent day! In the days of Moses the Israelites were freed from Immorality and their burdens, this was a time of great celebration! Upon my return to Heaven, the disciples were given a special gift from me on the 50th day. A new wind had come! A new spirit was upon them from Heaven!”
For those of you who have been following Erin’s dreams, you will know that the Lord has also pointed her to the significance of the date of June 7th. I believe the Lord is pointing us to this date as the starting date to count from – when the Israelites entered the land that the Lord was giving to them and reclaimed Jerusalem after almost 1900 years. If we count 49 prophetic years of 360 days from June 7, 1967, it ends right on the Day of Atonement in 2015. The fall feasts in 2015 are when we have the solar eclipse on the Feast of Trumpets and last blood moon on the start of the Feast of Tabernacles. The sun is darkened and moon turns to blood – signs given to us over and over in both the Old and New Testament as the start of the Day of the Lord – signs in the sun, moon and stars. The last 2 times in history that this occurred, with 4 blood moons right in a row on Jewish Feast days was in 1949 and 1950 as Israel was becoming a nation again and in 1967 and 1968 when they recaptured Jerusalem. God is in control of the world’s affairs and has placed signs in the heavens for us to watch to prove that He alone is God and is in control of everything. It’s His story and He wrote it from beginning to end before one day ever came to be.
The fourth confirmation was the Lord leading me to watch the videos from Godshealer7 after He pointed me back to the Day of Atonement in 2015. In 2012, a husband and wife prophetic team began to put videos on YouTube. Their names are Dan and Barbara and I know many of you are aware of their ministry. I would like to encourage you to watch the videos posted on my links page entitled:
| ||We are on Youtube to proclaim the "Acceptable Year Of The Lord"|
| ||The SEVEN DAYS Have Begun...|
| ||PROCLAIM THE ACCEPTABLE "DAY" OF THE LORD|
Brothers and sisters in Christ, Jesus is coming. I don’t care what you think of me or what you say about me – it really means nothing to me. There have been lies made up about me, even people claiming to be me and using my name to spread lies and false information. Please know that if you do not hear it from me on my YouTube channel or read it on this website, then it is not coming from me. I am simply a watchman for Christ, to whom the Lord has been unfolding a puzzle for many years and I have been putting the pieces together as He gives them to me. When we go through life, the Lord does not show us where we are going, but just leads us there one step at a time. He did not give me all of the pieces at once and tell me to put the puzzle together. He gave them to me one piece at a time, and every time I have thought the pieces were all in place and that the puzzle ended. But then it continued. The pieces are all still there and they are found in the Scriptures.
I am saying with complete confidence and certainty that the Scriptures point to the Day of Atonement in 2015 as the start of the Year of Jubilee for the Raptured Saints. Does this mean that the Rapture takes place right on September 23, 2015? I am not sure, but it certainly does appear that way to me. The fall feasts in 2015 are the times to watch and expect the rapture to take place and the start of the final day of the Lord, or year of the Lord’s judgment and wrath on those left behind.
You now have at least 2 witnesses – myself and Barbara and Dan, who are all pointing to September 23, 2015, as the end of the time of God’s favor and beginning of His judgment. I truly hope you will take the time to pray about these things. The Lord told us to number our days. We are late enough in time, that it is important that we know how much time we have left and begin to focus our efforts on reaching the lost. We need to get our eyes off the things of this world and really get focused on Jesus, because our time left before He comes is rapidly coming to an end. To some of you, another year and a half might seem like a long time to wait. But if you will really stop and think about it, the Lord is giving us this final year and a half to really reach out to people and share that He is a God of compassion and He is waiting for them to come into His Kingdom. He is holding back His wrath for as long as possible in hopes that more people will come into His Kingdom and have eternal life. People are more open then ever to talk about the prophecies of the Bible as they continue to watch movie after movie with an end of the world or alien invasion theme and as they see the financial system on the verge of collapse. Many people are now hearing about the blood moons happening on Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles and how rare this event is. Many people are looking for answers. The Bible has the answers. The Bereans were commended because they took the time to study the Scriptures to see if what Paul was teaching was true or not. I encourage you to take the time to study what I have written and what I am saying in these videos to see if there is truth in them or not. Share these things with others and show them how the signs all point to the fall of 2015 as the start of God’s wrath upon the earth. In my next video, I will share about 5 personal supernatural confirmations that the Lord has given to me that lead me to believe this really is the end of this puzzle and that we should be very excited about September 23, 2015 as the start of the Jubilee Year for the Raptured Saints.
Time is short. Keep watching and know that the Lord is in control. Do not be discouraged when you see all the evil around you. Just keep your eyes focused on Him and know that we are at the end of the 6000 years and very close to the end of all things and start of the New Millennium. We will rule and reign with Christ on earth for 1000 years. Whether the rapture is tomorrow or a year and a half away, we know that our time left here is very short. The signs are all around us. It seems that almost every movie coming out now is about the end of the world or aliens. The world’s economies are on the brink of collapse. Earthquakes, sinkholes and volcanoes are going off all over the place. Comets are appearing all over the place like never before. Huge bodies of water are turning blood red all over the world, which is unprecedented. Weather patterns are becoming very strange and not normal. The laws in America are turning against Christian beliefs and persecution is starting. We’re almost there. Keep praying for the lost as their time is running out and eternity is forever. Keep the faith. Snatch others from the fire. Love the lost like Christ does and share your faith with everyone you know and meet. God bless you all.