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July 31st, 2017: Recent Events Trigger Moderate Increase

The Rapture Index Score had a significant increase in mid-April and our new evaluation has caused the score to inch up even further.  No one category rose significantly, but keep in mind that a number of these categories are beginning to max out.  A convergence of political, economic, societal, and astronomical signs is occurring at breakneck speed and the short-lived downtrend following Trump's election in November was not enough to outweigh the long-term upward movement.

Christians are increasingly in agreement that the alignment on September 23rd is the fulfillment of Revelation 12:1-2, though theories of what that means vary.  Confirmations seem to be occurring weekly, even daily, from Comet Borisov to a reevaluation of the meaning of the Blood Moon Tetrad to the unexpected Temple Mount crisis where the Mount's ownership temporarily shifted to Israel for the first time since 1967.

Among the more ominous trends: deepening apostasy and lawlessness within Christianity, beginning to include even those associated with the conservative side of the religious-political spectrum.  Even within the prophecy watching community a number of well-known figures have been mocking and dismissing God's signs while others who are teaching the signs have been intentionally or unintentionally leading Christians away from the truth of the Gospel.

Lastly, observers in South Korea were able to determine from North Korea's most recent ICBM test that the missile would put Chicago in range and possibly even the entire United States.  U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley has recently announced that diplomacy has ended and a last-ditch effort to avert war is for China to immediately reign in Kim Jong-un.


Recent events that have affected this week's change include:

- A growing consensus on the Revelation 12 Sign and a number of unexpected confirmations
- The contiguous United States now in range of North Korean ICBMs and the U.S. threatening war
- A significant increase in apostasy both inside and outside the prophecy watching community
- The nearness to major signs in the heavens including the Great American Eclipse and the Great Sign on September 23rd
- The unexpected change in hands in de facto Temple Mount ownership and ensuing Temple Mount tensions
- The nearness of a number of significant year-counts since prophetic events (120 years since the First Zionist Congress, 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, 70 years since Israel was established per U.N. mandate, 50 years since Jerusalem was recaptured, 40 years since the modern peace process began, 30 years since The Temple Institute was founded)



The Rapture Index Score (RIS) is our measure of how close we believe we are to "the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:13) and the Church being gathered to Him (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) based on a number of prophetic factors mentioned in the Bible as pertaining to the time leading up to the Tribulation.  For an expository explanation and in-depth discussion, please refer to our post "How We Measure".

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42 comments :

  1. This is nothing to laugh about

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  2. I truly believe the Great Tribulation is about to begin with the sign of Rev 12 happening on September 27th, 2017. I think the rapture if there is one, will happen within the next four years, after the antichrist is revealed.

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    1. Hi Anon, The Rev 12 sign occurs on 9/23/17. Blessings!

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    2. Can someone plz explain the significance of 9/23/17. Why is this date SOOO important ???

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    3. Blessings Anom: The Revelation 12 sign will appear in the sky that day. The past 6000 years and the future 1000 years have been checked and this will be the ONLY time this sign will occur (the Bible calls it a "great sign").

      Look at this video for a quick look at the major points of this:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot0cPU9MIOQ&t=2s

      Rev 12:1 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
      Rev 12:2 She is pregnant—crying out in birth pains, in agony to give birth.
      Rev 12:3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: a great fiery red dragon that had seven heads and ten horns, and seven royal crowns on his heads.
      Rev 12:4 His tail sweeps away a third of the stars of heaven—it hurled them to the earth. Now the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that whenever she gave birth he might devour her child.
      Rev 12:5 And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with an iron rod. And her child was snatched away to God and to His throne.
      Rev 12:6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God so they might take care of her for 1,260 days.

      Basically, Virgo normally has 9 stars (from Leo) at her head. At this time Mercury, Venus and Mars fill in to make 12 'stars'. The moon is at Virgo's feet, the sun moves through Virgo (she is clothed in the sun). The KING PLANET (Jupiter) will have been in Virgo's womb for 9 months and comes out that day. (Jupiter is already in her womb.)

      Sometime shortly later Saturn (satan) and Mercury the Messenger (Michael)go into conjunction and it appears as if they are doing battle.

      In addition, the Feast of Trumpets is on the calendar to start at sunset 9/21/17 and end on 9/22/17. HOWEVER, if the first slivers of the new moon aren't sighted in Jerusalem (2 witnesses need to testify to the Sanhedrin)on the night of 9/21, that could put off the feast of trumpets to 9/22 - 9/23/17. Because one never really knows ahead of time for sure when Feast of Trumpets starts. Hence the Jews know this feast as "No one knows the day or the hour."

      Also, on the Feast of Trumpets, the shofar (trumpet) is blown 3 sets of 33 times (99 blasts) and then a final long blast the Tekiah Gedolah - known as the "last trump".

      Dr Michael Svigel of Dallas Theological makes a very good case that the man-child being born is the corporate BODY of Christ (the Church), as opposed to most people's interpretation of it being just Christ Himself. The word for this snatching away of the man-child is, in Greek harpazo (rapture). Basically, MANY believe this could be the rapture. I'm NOT saying it is the rapture, but the evidence for this is pretty impressive. If we are still here then, I will most definitely be looking up around that time. However, we are in a very high watch time for the rapture from now until a few days after 9/23/17.

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    4. Jupiter is Zeus, the Son of Saturn (Six Pointed Star of Israel is the Star of Saturn in Amos 5:26); the 9 Stars of Leo are represented in the Pharaohs "Double Crown of Egypt"; Pharaohs considered themselves incarnations of Osiris aka Saturn. Comet C/2017 Borisov means "God like" in Persian. A sign from God to be sure; a sign of the Rapture? Read Rev 12:6; this is the beginning of the 1260 Day "Great Tribulation" not the Rapture

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    6. PJG the Revelation 12:5 man child is the 144,000 male Jewish virgins raptured at the midpoint of the Tribulation period right before the 7th trumpet as Revelation 14 confirms this. The Church/BOC is nowhere to be found in the book of Revelation as the 7 churches are just 7 Jewish assemblies and nowhere in Revelation is it taught the 24 elders represent the BOC. We have to rightly divide the word of truth and understand only Paul's letters directly apply to us the BOC as Hebrews-Revelation are Tribulation books for the Jews. Israel is never taught by Paul as the mother of the BOC but she is the mother of the 144,000 who will evangelize the Earth during the 1st 3 1/2 years. The BOC will be raptured before Daniel's 70th week starts but we're not the man child of Revelation 12:5

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  3. We're on an ever accelerating roller coaster; the election of Donald Trump was one of the small rises that slow you down just before the big one. We've just cleared the top of the small rise, and now are just beginning the massive drop, the mother of all drops. For some it will be an exciting ride, for they know their King comes to take them to his bridal chamber, to hide them until the indignation passes. For those who have decided to follow other gods, the ride will be the most frightening ride they have ever experienced. Their gods cannot save. Chose this day whom you will serve, before it's too late. Only Jesus saves.

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    1. How did the election of Trump slow anything down? You are delusional. Go seek mental health help.

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  4. good lord. i hope the rapture hurries up and removes all these idiots from my planet.

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    1. Our Lord is Good and if you would be serious long enough to look into this you too would understand why us "rapture" nuts are all looking this year for His return. Do you know Jesus or are you just going to follow the rest to slaughter??

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    2. Amen, we look every year, but this year is WAY up there on the "even more possible status"!

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  5. This website is my favorite by far. Up to date with current events, sound and reasonable, doctrinal and very informative. Thank You!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Thank you PJG. You are spot on. Very good synopsis. I would like to share your comments if that's ok. Blessings in the name of Jesus Christ our soon coming King. Maranatha! Hallelujah! Amen!

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  7. Donna: Blessings of Yah,
    Thank you for your very kind words. Absolutely, please feel free to share my comment, it is to His glory. The King IS coming VERY soon, Maranatha!

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  8. I'm still trying to decide whether to give the Sept. 23 sign credibility. I hope and pray it's truth. One must know astronomy to verify. I'm so ready for His return!

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    1. Whether or not you know astronomy, just get stellarium on your computer and look for yourself

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  9. What does Planet X have to do with this? Nothing?
    I saw same information but with other things..
    Were we not told we would not know the day of our Lord?

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  10. It is wrong to say that this sign is definitely going to be right before the rapture. Whether or not it is in the season, we don't know. All we can do is wait.

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  11. Blessings Anon, Did someone here say that this sign would definitely occur right before the rapture? If they did, I certainly missed it, please point it out to me.

    If you question whether we are in the season or not, you must not be looking very hard - the signs of all types are screaming to us we are in the season. Volumes could be written about all the signs that are present. Wild weather, earthquakes, volcanoes, many more signs in the sky, love of many waxing cold (look at those teenagers in Cocoa, FL who jeered at the guy who was drowning and didn't even bother to call 911, let alone help him - and then posting the video they took of it on the web), apostasy in the church (just look at the pope), all the tensions in Israel, the destruction of Damascus is underway, the 120th jubilee...
    This doesn't even scratch the surface of all the signs.

    I don't know how anyone, just taking a cursory glance at the subject, could not be convinced we are in the season.

    Shalom

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    1. For better or worse, that is the impression most have re: the Rev 12 sign and 9/23. This is a great website and I thank God for it, but if the rapture and/or cataclysmic events don't happen the September, a good # of ministries will have essentially destroyed themselves attaching themselves to this sign.

      Right or wrong, no one is going to pay attention to Scott Clarke and many others ever again.

      Barry

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    3. Yes, when a forecast is wrong, many do dismiss the next one. Or, worse, they'll give credence to the legions who mocked the "sign". Personally, I hold a ministry to a far higher standard than a weatherman.

      I doubt many paid attention to Harold Camping after his failed predictions, other than to mock him. That's not to equate this website or many others with Camping other than to note the principle, but the fact is this website, and many websites and ministries, have been putting the Revelation 12 sign at the forefront of their ministry for 2 or 3 years now. If the sign passes with no significant event, many will have crippled or destroyed their ministry. I don't see how that's even debatable. Scott Clarke has made video after video on Rev. 12 the last few years. If he's been wrong about this, very few are ever going to take him seriously again. And he has all but promised the rapture on 9/23, regardless of whether people try to downplay that or not. Which is why it's an enormous mistake for any ministry to tie themselves to a particular date, in any context.

      God bless,
      Barry

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    4. They have said over and over, it is a high watch time. They said they have no trouble repenting if wrong. Luke 17:3, if they repent it is your job to forgive.

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  12. PJG, Not to mention all the police shootings of innocent citizens all over America, and vice versa. It never ends! We've had 3 in Minneapolis alone... 2 innocent civilians and 1 reaching for his gun. In the Philando Castillo case, the cop walked free! Then there's the current Australian American woman. Shot for NO reason whatsoever! This stuff never used to happen till a few years ago!

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  13. Oh come on.

    "observers in South Korea were able to determine from North Korea's most recent ICBM test that the missile would put Chicago in range and possibly even the entire United States"

    They are no more a danger to us with their arrows than the Congo is.

    I would put that Missouri Gravity Low and the 1700 mile long crack in the continental United States far above Korea. I don't like this eclipse in three weeks' time, as I have read the connection between Mt St Helens and the Guidestones. The path of 21 August is over that 1700 mile long crack, and this eclipse passes over those Guidestones.

    I don't like this eclipse at all.





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    1. I don't either. I have very good friends who live in Kentucky and I am really considering asking them to come up here (Michigan) to visit.

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  14. 7 Yr Tribulation and Pre-Tribulation Rapture is not in Scripture

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  15. Daniel 9:24 "70 Weeks are determined upon thy people...to bring an end of sins...annoint the Most Holy" is 490 Days not 69 Weeks of Years + an open-ended "Age of Grace" and a 7 Yr Dispensation of Israel. God means what He says' no part of scripture is of Private Interpretation. Interpretation of 70 Weeks in this way subjects scripture to Medean King's Lists and assumptions of a 30 AD Crucifixion; Medeans are Chaldeans, the biblical Amalekites at war with God from generation to generation. Read the Word of God and stop this type of interpretation; it's very dangerous. Eg In Amos 5:2; 7:2 God says "The virgin of Israel has fallen, she shall no more rise...By whom shall Jacob arise...the LORD repented, it shall not be" Yet you interpret this to mean God will change His mind about scripture that was with God and written in advance of creation. This makes absolutely no sense

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    2. BTW "Jacob's Trouble" refers to Gog and Magog because Jacob is still in Diaspora not in Israel; Jesus gathers the "Dry Bones" (Exe 37) of Israel at the 2nd Coming, and start of the Millennial Reign on Earth. Refer to Amos 7:2-3; 5-6KJV "Jacob shall no more rise"

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  16. I miss the old Rapture Index Score tracker.

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  17. Hi Dolly, I really like your RIS. Though I think you should update it. IMVHO, there are a few in light of recent events that need to updated. Thanks again, GOD bless!! Mark from New England

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  18. We're at 10 centimeters Ya'll!!! ;)

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    1. Contractions are 60 seconds apart!


      ...The Head has already been crowned! :-)

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