Rapture Index Score

April 17, 2017: Recent Events Trigger Significant Increase

The Rapture Index Score had been climbing steadily since Mid-2007 when the Bear Stearns collapse signaled global financial disaster.  After the Arab Spring culminated in civil wars across the Middle East and lawlessness was on the march, it seemed as though the score's velocity would be unstoppable, yet the world appeared to have a short reprieve after the surprising election of Donald Trump and his implementation of policies promoting law and order and the protection of Christians.

Yet God's prophetic plans are marching forward at breakneck speed and instead of a reprieve, it seems as though God has used recent political changes to further set the stage for the rapture of the Church and the subsequent Tribulation.  We are reminded that this house of cards cannot finally collapse until the Restrainer is removed per 2 Thessalonians 2 and so there will be a semblance of peace, safety, and normalcy right up until the day that the righteous are removed from the earth (just as in the days of Noah and Lot).

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

- The onset of the worst famine since World War II across Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
- The chemical attack and subsequent U.S. bombing in Syria
- Significant military escalation between the U.S./NATO and Russia and its allies
- First use of the "Mother Of All Bombs" in Afghanistan
- On the verge of war in North Korea
- Jared Kushner and allies' victory in removing nationalists from Trump's cabinet
- A strong consensus within the Christian "underground" as to the significance and legitimacy of the Revelation 12 Sign
- Numerous other upcoming astronomical events that may play a prophetic role
- 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)

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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  1. This is nothing to laugh about

  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.

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

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

    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:


      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.

  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.

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

    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??

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

  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!

  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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