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Prophetic Chronometry: Is Revelation A Clock?



Having read Revelation for the nth time, there's a thought that keeps stirring in my head: is this book some sort of prophetic clock?  It's obvious enough that time is routinely discussed in the book.  We hear of hours (Rev. 3:3, 10), five months (Rev. 9:5), 42 months (Rev. 11:2), 1,260 days (Rev. 11:3; 12:6), time, times, and half a time (Rev. 12:14), and 1,000 years (Rev. 20:1–7).  But is there something more to it then just a discussion of time?  Might the book itself be some sort of time-keeping device or timer?


I don't have a grandiose exposition to unpack here, more just puzzle pieces banging around in my head that might be connected by someone else later.  The basic premise I'm working with is that Revelation is full of images, symbols, and astronomical features that sure look a lot like a grand calendar or clock.


Now before I share some of these thoughts, I want to be clear: we always start with the prima facie, plain sense of Scripture.  We take Scripture at face value.  Most of Revelation is to be interpreted literally because we're given no warrant otherwise.  Some things can be interpreted symbolically because the text itself allows for that (e.g., Rev. 1:20; 17:9–12).  You can read more about right exegesis here, under the section “A Theology of Everything.”  So what I'm suggesting isn't meant to overturn the literal interpretation of the text, but is an added layer to what is already there.


So here it goes...


The 24 elders: a heavenly sundial or 24-hour analog clock.  Sundials typically have notches for each hour of the day.  The sun shines down on the gnomon (the standing wedge in the middle) and casts a shadow across the circular disc, identifying what hour of the day it is.  Jesus, the Son of God, is the Lamb shining brightly from the middle of this heavenly clock.  The elders and their thrones may represent the hour marks of the day.



And around the throne [are] twenty-four thrones, and sitting on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders, having been clothed in white garments, and on their heads golden garlands. . . (Rev. 4:4, LSV)





The Seven Spirits (Sevenfold Spirit): moving inward in the heavenly throne room scene, next we see a depiction of the Holy Spirit as seven lamps of fire.  There are seven days in a week.  The seven-day week was instituted at the beginning of creation as seen in Genesis 1:1–2:3, and on the very first day of the creation week the Spirit is seen (Gen. 1:2).



. . . and out of the throne proceed lightnings, and thunders, and voices; and seven lamps of fire are burning before the throne, which are the Seven Spirits of God. . . (Rev. 4:5, LSV)





Now anyone familiar with Revelation knows well that the number seven features prominently throughout the book.  There are seven candlesticks representing the seven churches and seven stars representing the seven angels of the churches.  There are are also seven seals, seven trumpets, and seven bowls of wrath.  Not only is the week a period of seven, but so is the sabbatical cycle (seven years) and the whole period of human history from Genesis 1 to the end of the Bible (seven thousand years).


Revelation is primarily about the unveiling of Christ and the onset of the Day of the LORD.  The entire Tribulation period is revealed in the book (Rev. 6–19).  It's a period of seven years.  The seven years of the Tribulation have been foreshadowed by the seven days Noah and his family remained in the ark before the flood came, the seven-year famine in Joseph's day, the seven-year Maccabean Revolt (167–160 BC), the seven-year First Jewish-Roman War (66–73 BC), and, counting from the invasion of Austria in 1938, the seven-years of World War II (1938–1945).

The Maccabean Revolt and First Jewish-Roman War both featured midpoint events (164 BC and 70 AD, respectively) reminiscent of the upcoming Abomination of Desolation foretold by Daniel the prophet and Jesus Himself.  These are clear patterns in history.


My conjecture is that the repeating theme of “seven” in Revelation is an affirmation that this whole ordeal covers a period of seven years in the midst of the seven-thousand year history of mankind in its fallen state.


Now the Tribulation itself, which is seven years in duration, features 21 judgments (seven seals, seven trumpets, and seven bowls of wrath).  The last two verses of the Bible are 20 and 21 (Rev. 22:20–21).  Are these subtle hints pointing to 2021 as the starting pointing for the seven-year Tribulation?





The four living creatures (likely cherubim; cf. Ezek. 1, 11): moving further inward, the next entities are the four living creatures.  There are four seasons in the year: spring, summer, fall, and winter.  Separating the four seasons are two equinoxes and two solstices. 



. . . and before the throne—a sea of glass like to crystal, and in the midst of the throne, and around the throne—four living creatures, full of eyes before and behind. . . (Rev. 4:6, LSV)



Now here's where things get interesting: the first living creature is like a lion (Leo), the second living creature is like a calf or ox (Taurus), the third living creature has the face of a man (Aquarius), and the fourth living creature is like an eagle in flight.  The first three living creatures mentioned in Revelation 4:7 have unmistakable representations in the biblical Mazzaroth (the 12 signs).  They are equidistant, representing three of the four corners of the ecliptic!





The fourth living creature is like an eagle in flight.  The constellation Aquila (Latin for “eagle”) is just outside the ecliptic, right above Capricorn and Sagittarius.  It appears as an eagle with wings fully outstretched—as if in flight!





All of these constellations were well known at the time John wrote Revelation.  Their depictions haven't changed.  And in terms of the seasons, Leo represents the last month of summer, Taurus the last month of Spring, and Aquarius the last month of winter.  Aquila coincides with January, the first full month of winter.



A mosaic of the Jewish Mazzaroth from the 6th century AD


As has been aptly shown many times, the opening verses of Revelation 12 are a clear reference to the constellations Virgo and Leo.  And not only that, but they refer to an alignment that could only happen at a particular time—namely, when the sun is in Virgo and the moon is under her feet.  This only occurs in the late summer and early fall.  The entire alignment was precisely fulfilled on September 23–24, 2017.


The subsequent sign of the dragon sweeping down a third of the stars of the sky (Rev. 12:3–4) seems to have been fulfilled on October 8, 2018 or December 14–21, 2020.


We learned something profound this past decade: Revelation speaks of astronomical events, at least some of which can be predicted with precision.  The Revelation 12 Sign showed just that.  But as we studied further, we also learned that other passages in the book speak of things that can be represented in the sky just as the woman in labor was.  For instance, the image of seven stars in Jesus' hand (Rev. 1:16, 20) is easily comparable to a close conjunction of Venus and the Pleiades, one of which occurred on April 4, 2020.  Jesus identifies Himself with Venus (Rev. 22:16).  The Pleiades appear to be a tight grouping of seven stars and were known as such in John's day.


As a reminder, I'm not speaking literally here, but only pictorially.  Jesus is not actually the planet Venus, but Venus represents Him per His own words.  So let's summarize what might be astronomical representations in Revelation:



Venus = Jesus in His glory


Jupiter = Jesus in His humanity, as well as the body of Christ (the Church)


Pleiades = the seven stars


Virgo = the woman in labor representing heavenly Zion, as well as Israel on earth


Leo = the main part of the crown of 12 stars, as well as the living creature with the face of a lion; it represents Judah, as well as Jesus as the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Rev. 5:5)


Taurus = Jesus returning in rampage (Rev. 19), as well as the living creature with the face of an ox or calf; note that living creatures are likely cherubim per Ezekiel 1 and 11 (cf. Ps. 18:10; 2 Sam. 22:11)


Aquarius = the living creature with the face of a man


Aquila = the living creature like an eagle flying


Sagittarius = the rider on a white horse given a bow and garland (the first seal)


Corona Australis = the garland given to the first rider; it happens to be right next to Sagittarius and contains 10 stars like the 10 crowns on the beast of Revelation 13; note also Corona Australis is always depicted as a wreath or garland, not a royal crown, which is exactly what the Greek conveys in Revelation 6:2


Orion and Orion's Sword = the rider on a red horse given a sword (the second seal); note that Orion is always depicted in combat; the asterism Orion's Sword was known at the time Revelation was written and is situated right below his belt; it was called ensis, Latin for “sword”; also note that God will bind the Pleiades (i.e., a prophetic picture of gathering the Church) and loosen/open/release the cords of Orion in Job 38:31; it is the Lamb in Heaven who is removing the restraint of each of the riders following the rapture event (cf. 2 Thess. 2:3, 7)


Libra = the scales in the hand of the rider on a black horse (third seal)


Centaurus = directly below the constellation Libra is the constellation Centaurus—the third seal rider holding the scales (Libra)


Ara = right between Sagittarius and Centaurus, and directly below Scorpius, is the constellation Ara, which is Latin for “altar”; the fifth seal martyrs are gathered under the heavenly altar in Revelation 6:9—stung by the tail of death/the tail of Scorpius (Rev. 9:5) and attacked by Sagittarius and Centaurus


Serpens = the seven heads of the dragon right below the feet of the woman waiting to devour the child of Revelation 12; Serpens has seven stars


Corona Borealis = the seven crowns on the heads of the dragon; Corona Borealis is directly adjacent to Serpens and contains seven stars; Corona Borealis is always depicted as a royal crown, rather than a garland, and sure enough, Revelation 12:3 describes the dragon's seven crowns as diadems rather than garlands


Hydra = the tail of the great red dragon


Lynx and Draco = the body of the great red dragon


Hercules and Ophiuchus = where the necks of the dragon diverge; these signs are depicted as men in combat with a dragon or multi-headed serpent; Serpens terminates at Virgo's feet, just beyond Ophiuchus; many have noted the striking similarity between Ophiuchus and the prophecy of Genesis 3:15



Returning to the idea of the prophetic clock: I can almost imagine Revelation 4–5 being a picture of God the Universal Timekeeper opening the door to the universe's clock tower and allowing the reader to step inside.  That's exactly what the Church will get to do.


It's interesting that the listing order in Revelation 4:4–6 of elders, flames, and living creatures corresponds to the right order of increasing time measurements: hours, days, and seasons (or months).





Many of us believe the length of a generation is intimately connected with the reestablishment of the nation of Israel in 1948—now 73 years ago.  Intriguingly, the very last verse before the Tribulation period is described (Rev. 6–19) is Revelation 5:14:


And the four living creatures said, “Amen!”  And the twenty-four elders fell down and they worship Him who is living through the ages of the ages.



Israel became a nation on 5/14/1948.  The season (represented by the four living creatures) and the hour (represented by the 24 elders) is upon us.  May 14, 1948 was the starting gun and now the race is almost over as can be clearly perceived given the specific convergence of signs right now.


A final possible time marker that has caught my attention is the very explicit mention of 1,000 years in Revelation 20.  It's on the basis of a literal interpretation of Scripture that we call ourselves premillennialists.  Revelation 20 leaves no room for allegorical maneuvering.  The future 1,000-year banishment of Satan and 1,000-year reign of Christ is mentioned six times (once in each verse between vv. 2–7).  While the plain sense is that each reference is pointing to the same future period of time, the fact that one thousand years are mentioned six times is another subtle reminder we are nearing the end.  Anyone familiar with the Masoretic Text knows well that we are the very generation that will cross the 6,000th year from creation.  No other generation can say the same.


The 6,000 years of man's fallen self-government is in reality God's act of recreation.  It's a repeat of the creation week.  God made the world in six days and ceased from His work on the seventh day.  This was before sin entered the world.  But His act of recreation has been an arduous 6,000-year labor.  The next 1,000 years is the sabbath rest when Christ and His Church rule with a rod of iron.



And do not let this one thing be concealed from you, beloved, that one day with the LORD [is] as one thousand years and one thousand years as one day; the LORD is not slow in regard to the promise, as some count slowness, but is long-suffering to us, not intending any to be lost, but all to come to conversion, and it will come—the Day of the LORD—as a thief in the night. . . (2 Pt. 3:8–10a, LSV)



. . . but you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the Day may catch you as a thief; you are all sons of light, and sons of day; we are not of night, nor of darkness. . . (1 Thess. 5:4–5, LSV)



God is the Universal Timekeeper and He is revealing the time to His children more and more.





“No One Knows” Revisited Yet Again



I've written extensively on the subject of Jesus' statement in the Olivet Discourse that “no one knows the day or hour.”  My view is that timing and context are typically missed in Christian interpretation of the passage.  Jesus was speaking of something that was true then, not something that will always be true.  This is pretty much common sense, as Jesus now knows the day and hour and has even revealed a lot more of the prophetic picture to the Church via the post-Pentecost epistles and John's Revelation.


Furthermore, the precise application of Jesus' statement is debated.  Might He have been referring to the destruction of the present heavens and earth as the immediate context suggests (Mt. 24:35)?  Might He have been referring to His second coming, which is the general context of the passage?  If either of these are true, then His statement can't be taken to mean the Church will remain in darkness about the day and hour forever.  In fact, other Scriptures seem to say just the opposite of what the common Christian interpretation is (e.g., Mt. 24:48–51; Jn. 16:13; 1 Thess. 5:2–4; Heb. 10:25; Rev. 1:1; 3:3; 22:10).


At the same time, and this is key—Jesus' statement does introduce enough ambiguity that sweeping declarations of certainty about the day and hour can be dismissed out of hand.  This is why I'm seeking a middle ground between the common head-in-sand approach and the Millerite/Camping/1988-type certainty.  I think the scriptural middle ground is humble, watchful speculation.  And judging by the convergence of signs right now, the fact that the world has become a de facto police state during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the fact we've just witnessed a great sign in the heavens and a plausible scenario for the last seven years of the fig tree generation, I'd say it's time to watch like you mean it.


With this in mind, consider some of these verses about knowing and not knowing from the perspective of timing and audience:





Maranatha!


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  1. Excellent. Jesus did not know when He was completely humbled and completely dependent upon the Father. Revelation was a gift to Christ. He certainly knows now.

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  2. Gary, this is breathtaking. Thankyou for sharing your study and what is on your mind in these days. Blessings to you and your family.

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    1. Blessings to you and your family, Hillary!! So wonderful to see you!!

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    2. Thank you, Riddler 2112! Same to you!

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  3. Biblical astronomy is a knowledge lost to us Christians. It could be a great tool to know the time frame of the rapture but ppl can hardly interpret what each location of each stars and what they mean.

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  4. Gary, great article. As you likely know, I recently did some unpacking over at Rev12 of 'The Fullness of Time', ala Galatians 4:4 and in context of parallels between events which precipitated The Nativity & set the stage for The Gospel To Arrive, THEN, with a similar crescendo, now, aligning with Ecclesiastical requirements for repeats and patterns In His Story, Now Precipitating The Time of Jacob's Trouble. I see you tag this article with that keyword: fullness of time.

    Well, I'm not sure how, but, esp as the Holy Spirit Likes To Drop Clues Around Things Concurrently, it would seem that any such clockwork in Revelation, as you tickle at, would also have to be synchronized with/revelatory of/Concerning the impending 'Fullness Of Time' which is outlined in revelation, and elsewhere, such as Timothy, as to it's details.

    Not sure how to interleave that unpack with this one but I am certain there is likely something there if both are valid.

    Maranatha!

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  5. Very interesting Gary. Definitely worth more study.

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  6. Truly, through you, Jesus' humble servant, knowledge is being increased in these end moments! Thank you for sharing, brother! Susan

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  7. It should be obvious to any serious Bible reader that we are in the last hour, but it’s also obvious that the world does not see it. The comparison that I see here in Jerusalem between the world not seeing the imminent rapture and the Jews not seeing their own Messiah in their Torah and law, prophets, and writings is stunning.

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  8. Wow! It would be like my God to do it this way in His Supernatural Word.

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  9. As always, mind boggling and insightful, brother Gary!! I always look forward to your thoughts on the lateness of the hour. Blessings to you and yours!!! Maranatha!!

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  10. Very compelling! I think GOD provides these specific clues because HE wants us to figure it out. Great job as usual!

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  11. Indeed! Fascinating, thank you, Gary--makes so much sense. Judi

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  12. OH MY GOSH!!!! I literally just finished my Bible study this morning where I "noticed" that Daniel 12:4 says that the vision of end things is "sealed up" and then that Rev 22:10 says it is unsealed!!! God continues to confirm what he is speaking to us all individually, as well as a group of remnant waters!!! So COOL!!!!!!!

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  13. Hello Gary,
    Really fascinating concept in the article. I wanted to just make a few points to piggy back on to some points you made. 1. It's interesting that you mentioned that they're are some very specific planetary alignments (The sun in Virgo and the moon under her feet) in Revelation that only occur in late spring or early fall*. The crucial key here being the Fall. The first four Spring feasts were all fulfilled in perfect precision and perfect order by Christ and these are inseparably linked to Christ's first Advent.
    Then there is a long break- ghe summer, which is the current Church age. The Raoture is a harvest and the 3 Fall feasts are also perfectly fulfilled in perfect order and perfect precision by Christ. 2. You mentioned The 7 day/7 year correlation. The the 7 year tribulation is a picture of the 7 day creation week and also the 7000 year total time span for humanity. What most people miss is that the 7 year tribulation IS the 7 year schmita cycle. The Schmita year and also the huge 50th year Jubilee year, start at the Jewish new Year, which is . . . Wait for it- Rosh Hoshanah.
    3 Last point is regarding the 2 most misunderstood, misinterpreted verses in the Bible- Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32. It was never ever the case- not any time in history- that it meant that no rapture is some random, secret, surprise event, and that Jesus didnt know when it is. This would require 2 things that are both contrary to scripture- that Christ is not omniscient and also that Jesus is not Fully God [Not one with the Father]. Jesus was using a well-known Jewish idiom which was for Yom Teruah. The Gentile church has been robbed of the deep meaning of the feasts.
    Then we have confirmation again by Jesus speaking through Paul who also explicitly told us that the resurrection/harpazo happens at the Last Trumpet, which is an unmistakable and well-documented reference to Feast of Trumpets. When the sliver of the New moon is seen by 2 witnesses in Jerusalem they Blast the Trumpets (specifically the Shofar) 99 times- alternating series of long sustained blasts, and rapid staccato blasts) and then the 100th Blast is The Last Trumpet- the loudest and longest and it even has a special name Tekiah ha Gadola.
    The entire false doctrine of a random, surprise [imminent/any day rapture] is the epitome of one verse theology- all because of taking Matthew 24:36 out of context.

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    1. I agree completely. Also, the Jewish calendar is off by 30 days this year, so the "true" Feast of Trumpets is October 6th to 8th, rather than September 6th to 8th. That would put true FOT actually in the Fall, rather than late Summer.

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    2. Dear Red Ranger, I found your post so very informative! Could you please elaborate on the (50 year jubilee) I believe there have been a total of 120 Jubilee cycles since Eden. 40 cycles to Abraham, then 40 cycles to Christ and 40 cycles more to the present,(Comprising the Church age). I just now, recalled that Luis Vega has done many intricate BIBLE charts on his web page and believe one is about the Jubilee years & how they fit into Prophecy. Thanks again for your good post!! Ron G.

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    3. I am also curious as some bloggers have made reference to the "4th watch" Does the 99th Shofar blow during this time frame of the 4th watch?? Lyn? Do you happen to know?

      Lyndsey

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    4. Since Jesus Christ was crucified on Passover, buried by Unleavened Bread, resurrected on Firstfruits and gave us the Holy Spirt on Pentecost, then Leviticus 23:24-25 tells us the next event is on the 1st of Tishri. The crescent new moon on the Feast of Trumpets is when Jesus Christ will resurrect the dead in Christ and rapture the alive in Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). Christians need to watch and listen for the 100th and last blast of the shofar (1 Corinthians 15:52). God hid the day in plain sight as the first world in our Bible (Genesis 1:1). Beresheet right to left is b'Tishri.

      Unsealed Discussion: The Feast of Trumpets: Rapture Day
      https://board.unsealed.org/thread/2368/feast-trumpets-rapture-day

      Robert Cook
      TrumpetsTX
      www.21stcenturyrevelation.com

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    5. The Jewish calendar is off 30 days.

      At the time of Moses, the Sanhedrin was created to govern religious issues (Numbers 11:16). Through the years, the calendar went from monthly observing the moon to a calculated 19 cycle calendar. Jewish religious sects cannot change the calendar or Israel would be in chaos with people enforcing High Sabbaths (Numbers 15:32). Israel’s government may have authority to change the calendar but is too divided. The Sanhedrin can be reestablished and change the calendar. The Jewish year is also off about 210-216 years.

      On the Jewish calendar, the Feast of Trumpets 2021 starts on the evening of September 6, 2021. The astronomical no moon is September 7, at 3:51 AM IDT. That makes one day and 15 hours might be too early to see the new crescent moon in Jerusalem, delaying Trumpets until the evening of September 8, 2020. It is difficult to know the spring barley harvest and cloud cover. Maybe no one knows the day because it falls outside of the Jewish calendar. The Jewish months are 29 or 30 days based on the moon phases. The Jewish calendar is the official calendar but God is always on time. Maybe this Trumpets with Jesus.

      If the month is off 30 day, October 6, 2:05 PM IDT is the astronomical no moon so Trumpets is October 7/8. In the early scenario, Jesus was conceived on Hanukkah 8 BC (Luke 1:5, 26-27) and born on Tabernacles October 7/8, 7 BC Julian or 5/6 Gregorian (Jupiter/Saturn 2nd of 3 conjunctions), Trumpets is close to Jesus’ birthday. In the later scenario, Jesus was conceived on Hanukkah 4 BC and born on Trumpets in September 3 BC (Jupiter/Regulus), then the rapture is about 4 years later. Seems we are within the margin of error for the Rapture.

      2021 Jewish Calendar Anniversaries

      March 4, 1901 – Theodore Roosevelt VP – 13th of Adar (Fast of Esther)
      September 6, 1901 – US President McKinley Shot (120 Year) – 23rd of Elul (Teshuvah, 9/11)
      September 14, 1901 – Theodore Roosevelt President (120 Years) – 1st of Tishri (Trumpets)
      September 11, 2001 – 9/11 Islamic Terrorist Attack (20 Years) – 23rd of Elul (Teshuvah)
      September 18, 2020 – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies (1 Year) – 1st of Tishri (Trumpets)

      Unsealed Discussion: The Feast of Trumpets: Rapture Day
      https://board.unsealed.org/thread/2368/feast-trumpets-rapture-day

      Robert Cook
      TrumpetsTX
      www.21stcenturyrevelation.com

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    6. The Jewish calendar is more "off" than just a month. It is completely wrong. It is a Pharisee moon calendar adopted from the Greeks, and there were many similar versions. The correct calendar was from the Essenes. Ken Johnson from Biblefacts.org, and now Josh Peck of Skywatch TV doing similar research, is researching at the Dead Sea Scrolls, their original calendar, and the history of the Essenes The Essenes were another sect who had John the Baptist was the head and the legitimate Zadok priests and school of the prophets who were driven to the Qumran area. The Essenes are the group who had the correct theology about Jesus's first coming and became the first Christians. Ken Johnson has done a lot of work and study and has put together the calendar on his page as best he could from the old records. I think this is why there is so much confusion; we are trying to make guesses using a corrupted Jewish calendar. The Essenes called the Pharisees the "sons of darkness" due to the change to a night moon calendar and possibly other reasons. Jesus called them a brood of vipers for a reason. The Sadducees were called "the seekers of smooth things" and are so much like the worldly apostate church now. I see the likeness of the Pharisees to the Catholic church and the legalistic wrong-thinking protestant churches we have now -- same mistakes different contexts.

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  14. There is one thing I’m confused about regarding time. We are nearing 6000 years and many people believe Jesus will come back on the 6th day or beginning of the 6000 years and that is about when the millennial kingdom starts. My question is why wouldn’t start on the 7th day or the beginning of the 7000 year? I want it to be at the beginning of the 6th day but I keep wondering why wouldn’t start on the 7th day. God rests on the 7th day. Is the millennial kingdom not considered resting? Is that why everyone thinks it starts at the beginning of the 6th day/6000 years? —Lisa

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    1. Hey Lisa! Great question.

      I think the reason is that Jesus and the Church are reigning for the full extent of the 1,000-year kingdom period. You can see in Revelation 20 that the resurrections of the righteous occur before the one thousand years.

      After the 1,000 years are over Satan is briefly released, there is one final rebellion, and then God creates a new heaven and new earth. This new heavens and earth will last forever.

      In other words, if history lasts for 7,000 years total, Jesus' second coming would be at or near the 6,000th year.

      This also mirrors the week where we have six days of work and one day of rest (sabbath). The full 1,000-year period is a "rest" for the earth.

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    2. Gary, i know what you meant, the Tribulation IS the 7th Day of 1000 years and in scripture its very explicit that the millennium is a pucture of sabbath rest. So to Lisa question, Yes, the rapture is just at the very end of the 6000 years- qhich is right where we are. 6000 years are almost finished. The rapture is the trigger, or catalyst that start the tribulation. Approx 2000 yrs from creation to Abraham, 2000 yrs from Abrahan to Christ. And Christ died 30 AD, so that's 6000 years.

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    3. @Lisa, my reply showed up as a reply to Gary.
      Yes, the rapture is just at the very end of the 6000 years- which is right where we are, now. 6000 years are almost finished. The rapture is the trigger, or catalyst that starts the tribulation. Its Approx 2000 yrs from creation to Abraham, 2000 yrs from Abrahan to Christ. And Christ died 30 AD, so that's 6000 years. Or another way to look at it is that Christ's ministry started about 26 AD and he died Wednesday, 30 AD. Secular Jewish experts and Rabbis and Messianic Jewish Rabbis are saying this Fall [ Rosh Hoshanah] starts the 7 year Schmita cycle. Wow wow!!

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    4. How do you derive this generation as being the one that will cross the 6,000 year mark? The Hebrew calendar, which is derived from the Masoretic text says that we are currently in 5781. If a generation is typified as 70 years wouldn't that mean that 3 generations from this one will be that generation?

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    5. Thank you all for your responses. I think I understand now. I was looking at the 6000 as the beginning of the sixth day and not the end. It makes more sense now. --Lisa

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    6. Gary, if you go by Torahcalendar.com, the first year of the last millennium was at the end of 2016. Now didn’t Jesus say that whoever believes in Him, He will “raise him up on the last day”?

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    7. I just wanted to add this to the mix

      Therefore all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations;

      and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations;

      and from the deportation to Babylon to the time of Christ fourteen generations

      42 generations from Abraham to the time of Christ

      2000 yrs from Abrahan to Christ.

      2000 / 42 = 47.61 yrs avg generation

      2021 - 1948 = 73 yrs so far.

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  15. What a great article! I was just amazed when reading it that I didn't know as much as I thought I did. Thank you so much.

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  16. Mr. Gary, I am so looking forward to meeting you, when ever that time comes. Your messages on unsealed.org have spiritually appeared for me at exactly the right time on my path to 'eternity'. Your level of study and understanding is miles above mine; through what you share, I can better understand what I am being led toward. I am so deeply thankful for you and your messages. This morning I was studying Psalm 91, 1 Thess. 4:13-18 and Rev. 4:1 . My Spirit rejoices in what you have shared ! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you ! - Sally

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  17. I always looked forward to messages here since my early days here in 2017. And now in thee days we are in now, so much the more. ;)

    Great article as always! :)

    Blessings Gary, Hillary, and all who come here.

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  18. Great article, as always, Gary.
    Like you, while reading the last chapter of Book of Revelation, recently, I was suddenly struck by a speculation...as to a possible day the rapture may occur.
    As you pointed out, and as many people are speculating, the last two verses (20-21) of the last chapter are rather intriguing.
    Here's the crazy thought that dropped into my mind: Revelation 22:20-21. What if this part of Scripture is pointing to an important date...this year?
    Revelation = 10 letters.
    Chapter = 22
    Verses = 20-21

    If you put them together...Revelation 22:20-21 can be written as: 10/22/2021.

    Sounds crazy, right?
    This is pure
    on...but will something out of the ordinary occur on the 22nd day of the 10th month of 2021?
    Could it be the rapture...or something else?
    I'm not date-setting...just speculating.
    But I must say that I believe that someone, somehow, will eventually figure out the actual day.
    I don't think it will be out of our Heavenly Father's character to grant one of us (perhaps Gary) the revelation of the day the rapture will occur...perhaps moments before it does...
    Can the rapture occur on 10/22/2021? Absolutely!
    Will the rapture occur on that day? I don't know...
    Either way... we occupy till our Bridegroom comes for us...
    Can't wait to meet you guys in the air!

    Maranatha!

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    1. Hello unknown,

      Uhm, Christ and Paul both already told us explicitly when the rapture happens, but not which year.
      "Can the rapture happen at 10/22/21? Absolutely"
      No, Absolutely not!!!Why?
      First, you can't just take the number of letters in the English word "Revelation". Revelation was written in Greek and there are not ten letters in the Greek word. That's totally against sound Bible interpretation.
      2nd, Because Christ and Paul bith confirmed that it is at The Last Trumpet which is the 100th blast of the Shofar at Rosh Hoshanah. If you believe the rapture can be any random day- then it means we can't trust scripture- Paul and Jesus are trying to trick us.

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    3. I have to agree with the assessment of unknown commenter here. It is indeed quite possible that this coding of sorts could be telling us of something significant here.

      Because the word "Revelation" in Greek may not have ten letters does not preclude the English word and its ten letters from being a hint of "possible" rapture/beginning of the Tribulation timing. We have to remember to keep at the forefront of our thoughts the prophetic purpose and God ordained significance of the western English speaking world. Let us be reminded that when the Bible was first translated into English, England/Great Britain became a very blessed and prosperous nation/people. The common man could then have his/her own copy of the word of God in they're own personal possession. God had a purpose for the English speaking western world. That prophetic purpose was/is to spread forth the Gospel message to the ends of the earth towards the wrap-up of the Church Age. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that he would drop prophetic hints within the structure of the English language. To dismiss the idea is to put God in a box of one's own thinking.

      To find possible aforementioned prophetic clues within the structure of the English language is made all the more likely considering what God's demonstrable purpose has been for America since its inception.

      AMERICA AND A PROPHETIC FOUR DIMENSIONSL TRIP THROUGH THE TABERNACLE OF MOSES
      https://endtimesdarknessdescending.wordpress.com/2019/08/24/america-and-a-four-dimensional-trip-through-the-tabernacle-of-moses/

      It's a nation who's purpose will complete the closing of the Church Age before the rapture and Tribulation begins. So, to suggest that there is possibly a clue in the ten letters of the English word "Revelation," along with the last verses of the Bible being 20 and 21 in that same book, a book that is all about the end time judgments, is not only quite an intriguing notion, but is intriguing because it is very viable and quite possible given what the prophetic role of the English speaking world has been in the plan of God.

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    4. Some have said that verses 20 and 21 at the closing of the Book of Revelation have no meaning, because chapter and verse were not in the original text. However, God knows the end from the beginning, and He knew the verse numbers would eventually be added, so maybe that is a clue for us. That could be the same with the word "Revelation". Even so, I still look at Feast of Trumpets as the possible Rapture date.

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    5. Indeed, chapter and verse were not in the original text. However, there is a very peculiar phenomenon that occurs when one compares each chapter of the book of John and the book of Revelation. A duplication of design emerges that is quite likely the handiwork of God.

      DUPLICATION OF DESIGN BETWEEN JOHN AND REVELATION
      https://endtimesdarknessdescending.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/duplications-of-design-between-john-and-revelation-is-it-by-divine-design/

      This structure would indicate a purposeful design in the creation of the chapters. Further, for centuries, it has been taught that the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet contain 22 messages of deep spiritual meaning. These letters bear an uncanny correspondence to the 22 chapters of Revelation with each letter corresponding to its respective chapter in its theme and/or subject matter. This is further evidence that the chapter numbers were put there through the leading of the Holy Spirit and marked it with the fingerprint of God.

      REVELATION RIPPED OPEN: THE DIVINE MARK OF AUTHENTICITY
      https://endtimesdarknessdescending.wordpress.com/2019/03/31/revelation-ripped-open-the-divine-mark-of-authenticity/

      Therefore, it makes perfect sense that we would see this kind of prophetic coding in the chapter numbers and through various other peculiarities in the numbers.

      To be clear, I'm not being dogmatic and insisting that the last two verses of the Bible are absolutely pointing to this year as the year of the rapture and start of the Tribulation, but that given the observable fingerprint of God on things of this nature in scripture, it is at least a possibility that God tucked that clue away in there in this instance too just like he did with the rest of the very observable peculiarities.

      But, as always, time will tell whether or not it was a clue all along when suddenly this October we fly away on the tenth month reflecting the number of letters in the English word "Revelation." If we're still here, well then we'll know that God wasn't necessarily in that particular observation. However, if something of major prophetic significance occurs this October and it becomes very obvious to the spiritually attuned, then we may be able to say that, although it didn't mean the rapture and the Tribulation, we saw a major prophetic stepping stone that will lead to it shortly. We shall see.

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    6. Since the Jewish calendar is off by 30 days this year, the "true" Feast of Trumpets would be in October this year, rather than September.

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    7. Ha ha ... if that be so, then man, that's rich. This year 2021 of all years for it to be off. The FOT would just so "happen" to fall on the 10th month in the very year of the final two verses of the Bible in a book that holds the 10 letters.

      Possibilities, possibilities

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    8. Why I don't believe the feast of trumpets has anything to do with the Rapture.

      For the Lord himself shall:
      descend from heaven with a shout
      with the voice of the archangel
      and with the trump of God
      and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

      The Lord does the Trump of God, not the Jews in Jerusalem on the feast of the Trumpets.

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    9. Why I believe the feast of Trumpets holds the possibility of the rapture occurring around that time ...

      “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us”(Ecclesiastes 1:9-10).

      “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past” (Ecclesiastes 3:15).

      The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, while the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. The Lord does the Trump of God and not the Jews indeed, but one cannot get away from Old Testament typologies and shadows of what is to come.

      Although FOT isn't the only heavyweight contender for the rapture title, the possibility at least exists. Some say it doesn't have to occur on a feast at all. But to dismiss FOT outright is a mistake. The other heavyweight contender is, of course, the Feast of Pentecost if it occurs on a feast at all.

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    10. END TIMES: DARKNESS DESCENDING

      God reveals the mystery of the Church to Paul, and he teaches that the feast of the Jews are but shadows of things to come for the Church, and the substance that is casting those shadows is Jesus.

      Paul said, the feast of the Jews are but shadows of things to come for the Church. When we study the Rapture in this context, we gain new insight.

      The first four Spring Feasts were fulfilled for the Jews by the coming of the Messiah, and are the ones that became the promises that God makes to the Church.

      Each of the Spring feasts fulfilled by Jesus and their significance is passed along to the Christians of today in shadow form because the Jews as a nation chose not to accept Jesus as the Messiah, so they continue to await his coming to this day.

      Now the shadows of the feast lead us only to Pentecost. There are three fall feasts yet remaining to be fulfilled by Jesus. The Feast of Harvests, Atonement and Tabernacles. These feasts are reserved for His second coming because there would have been no need for them had the Jews accepted the sacrifice at the time.

      The Churches covenant ends at the Rapture, and there is no Jewish feast that celebrates the rapture. So, naturally there is no shadow cast for the Rapture from the feasts.

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    11. The stories of Israel emphasizes the problems with our fall human nature. Despite God choosing them to be His people, sending the Son of David to be their Messiah, writing at least 64 of 66 books of Scripture and starting the Church with a small Jewish remnant, the people lead by their religious leaders rejected their promised Messiah. BUT GOD wrote the story that has a couple of chapter left so Israel will turn back to God (Ezekiel 36:26-28).

      At Passover, the Jews were ceremonially clean, told the story of the Exodus, sang song of the Passover, slaughtered and ate the Passover lamb. They did everything that was required of the Law to celebrate the Passover. At the same time, Jesus Christ chose to die on cross to give His life for the redemption of our sins. What the Jews did was a shadow but what Jesus Christ did was the fulfillment of Passover (Colossians 2:16-17, 1 Corinthians 5:7).

      At Atonement, the High Priest sacrifices a bull, ram and goat for the sins of the priest, the temple and the nation of Israel. Jews have forty days of Teshuvah to repent and return to God. The people are forgiven of their sins for the previous year and are reconciled with God. At the Second Coming, Jesus Christ is the High Priest that sacrificed Himself (Hebrews 9:10-12). He meets His people face to face to rescues them from Armageddon’s destruction and redeems them from eternal death (Zechariah 12:10). The animal sacrifices were a shadow but Jesus Christ returns at the Second Coming as the fulfilment of God’s work of redemption for Israel.

      So if Passover was a shadow of the cross and Atonement is a shadow of Israel’s redemption, then Trumpets is a shadow of the Rapture. The Jews were commanded to hear the sound of the trumpets. The religious leaders came up with 30 blasts but made it 100 blasts. Why? Because Jews follow the traditions of the Talmud.

      Understanding the Shofar Blasts on Rosh Hashanah
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLpgxD6ShbQ

      In the seven days of God, the shadows of the holy days are never meant to be the fulfillment of prophecy but reminder us of God’s redemptive work. The Lord does the Trump of God with the voice of the archangel, not the Jews in Jerusalem. But Trumpets (1st of Tishri) is next holy day to be fulfilled, day of blowing the shofar on the new crescent moon (Leviticus 23:24), day of shouting (1 Thessalonians 4:16), judgment day (2 Corinthians 5:10), day of remembrance (Revelation 3:3, Luke 23:42), hidden day (Matthew 24:36), 100th and Last Trump (Tekiah Gedolah) (1 Corinthians 15:51-52), resurrection and rapture day (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17), day of the open door and open gate (Revelation 4:1), day of the open books (Revelation 3:5), day of the marriage of the Lamb and His Church (John 14:2-3), day of victory over sin, death and the grave (1 Corinthians 15:55, 57), New Year’s Day, creation of Adam (Genesis 1:1), coronation of the King of Kings to begin His seven year reign in heaven (1 Kings 2:11) before the Millennial reign on earth, seven day before the covenant and sudden destruction (1 Thessalonians 5:2-4). The Feast of Trumpets is the Rapture day.

      Pentecost was fulfilled at the beginning of the Church and Trumpets is fulfilled at the end of the Church at the Rapture. The last (Gentiles) shall be first.

      Unsealed Discussion: The Feast of Trumpets: Rapture Day
      https://board.unsealed.org/thread/2368/feast-trumpets-rapture-day

      If the first four days of Leviticus 23 were fulfilled by Jesus Christ, how does He fulfill the last three?

      Passover - Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
      Unleavened Bread - Burial
      Firstfruits - Resurrection
      Pentecost - Holy Spirit Given
      Trumpets - Rapture
      Atonement - Second Coming
      Tabernacles - Reign of Jesus Christ

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    12. The rapture will not occur on 10/22/2021 because the day is a full moon. Trumpets occurs on the new crescent moon on the new civil year. The first word in our Bible is Beresheet, right to left is b'Tishri. “In the beginning” is literally Alpha b’Tishri (Genesis 1:1). Jews celebrate the creation of Adam and coronation of the King of Kings. Tishri is the beginning with creation and the end (Trumpets, Atonement, Tabernacles).

      Speak to the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. You shall do no work: but you shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord (Leviticus 23:24-25).

      Robert Cook
      TrumpetsTX
      www.21stcenturyrevelation.com

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  19. Hi Lisa- I'll see if I can help with the 6000/7000 year question. If your think of how centuries are labeled, we are in the 21st century but it is 2021. So the beginning of the year 6000 is the beginning of the 7th 1000 years. Zero to 1000 is the first thousand year day, 1001 to 2000 is the 2nd thousand year day, and so on. Does that help? (I hope it doesn't make it more confusing.)-Vicki

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    1. Hi VS, I hope you see this message. I’ve tried several times to post but for some reason it never goes through. I just wanted to say thank you for your explanation . It was very helpful— Lisa

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    Quoted from Article:

    "While the plain sense is that each reference is pointing to the same future period of time, the fact that one thousand years are mentioned six times is another subtle reminder we are nearing the end. Anyone familiar with the Masoretic Text knows well that we are the very generation that will cross the 6,000th year from creation. No other generation can say the same."

    "The 6,000 years of man's fallen self-government is in reality God's act of recreation. It's a repeat of the creation week. God made the world in six days and ceased from His work on the seventh day. This was before sin entered the world. But His act of recreation has been an arduous 6,000-year labor. The next 1,000 years is the sabbath rest when Christ and His Church rule with a rod of iron."
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    What came to mind here was the birth of the twins Perez and Zerah by Tamar (Gen 38:27-30).

    I have long thought about the meaning of these details in the birth of these twins. It is one of many "scarlet thread" stories throughout the bible, and it is there for a reason.

    Zerah (which can mean Scarlet or "Brightness") had put out his hand first (and a scarlet thread was tied around his wrist) but went back in, and Perez broke out first.

    Most here would consider this in terms of "First born" reckoning, but I find an interesting idea about these twins to be a foreshadow of both the Body of Christ and Remnant Israel.

    Zerah - Technically born first, "Brightness" (spirit and glorification) and "Scarlet" (salvation by Christ's blood)

    Perez - "Breaking out"

    Plays well with the multiple children (male child and "her other children) of the Woman in (Revelation 12:5-6, 17) as well as the multiple (male son and nation of (Isaiah 66:7-9).

    Here we see echoes of an heir being born spiritually and physically first, and then the children of Israel shortly afterwards.

    What do we see with the eschatology of Pre-tribulational Rapture of the Body of Christ before the Tribulation in which by the end only 1/3 of Israel (the Remnant) survives and comes to their actual Lord and Savior whom they pierced?

    It's the same story as the Prodigal Son. The two sons of the Father, Gentile and Jewish. The elder and the younger. Both prodigal in their own way. And the younger is redeemed by the father and restored as a son. The younger son comes to it first.

    And what is the theme of the New Testament, and even in the Old?

    The first shall be last, and last... first. The Lowly uplifted, and the High brought low.

    It's an epic commentary by God Himself about the nature of time, of which He is outside of, and sits at it's apex. Our past, present, and future is His "Eternal Present"... Always the here and now...

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  21. Thank you Gary for another fantastic reveal.
    I have thought for many years now that everything the Lord has done is a mathematical equation.
    This to me serves as more testament to how great God is and how His ways are so far above ours.
    Till we meet at His feet! Maranatha.

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  22. As the chaos, confusion and lawlessness increase, the revelation of Jesus Christ draws nearer. Satan and his demons are working overtime.

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  23. Yes! Thanks Gary, add to the 6000 years the writings of the early church fathers, including a specific assertion in the Epistle of Barnabas 15:4 that the 1000 years per day means 6000 years of human government followed by 1000 years of Christ's reign on the earth. I also found this very interesting, perhaps you've seen it: https://youtu.be/Yi7DD6NCGrI .. Myself, as this is a Shmita year, expect the rapture to occur on the Feast of Trumpets which is so close now..

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  24. "Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words will not pass away. But of that day ( The day when the heaven and earth passes away) and hour knows no man, no not the angels in heaven but my Father only". Matthew 24:35,36

    In II Peter chapter 3 Peter elaborates on this, describing the day when "heaven and earth passes away".

    This passage has nothing to do with the tribulation, its talking about an event in our distant future after the millenial kingdom. After the tribulation our present earth will be renovated and cleaned up. There will be a 75 day gap between when Jesus returns to the Mt.of Olives and engages the enemy at Armageddon with his army of saints (US) and the official start of the 1000 yr. reign. This 75 day period will be the preparation time during which the first resurrection takes place resurrecting the old testament saints. We will actually get to hang out with these guys! Can you imagine sitting down and talking with Noah, Moses, Abraham and David? Wow! I cant wait!

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  25. Revelation 5:14 and May 14th - Interesting -

    video: another fire with an amazing sign that THE DAY OF THE LORD IS NEAR

    https://youtu.be/hk8iFl9UEys

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  26. I think the rider on the horse that’s been given the crown is referring to his natal chart. You should see the same array of planets in Leo similar to the crown over the woman. The bow also without an arrow also could be referring to his natal chart.

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  27. Thank you Gary for your insight and for RedRanger7's insight and for Van helsing's insight.

    As Enoch was and was not so shall those of the Church age be who are watching for the return of their Bridegroom.

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  28. Gary, your mention of the mazzaroth brought to mind what the general Jewish belief about the end of days and the messiah (lower case because they do believe he will be the son of G-d) to be:
    1. That it will occur before the Jewish year 6000 (currently 5781).
    2. That their messiah, a MAN, will be raised up by God to rebuild the Temple, gather the Jews to Israel, and help them defeat their enemies. He will then rule "with a rod of iron" and be recognized by the world as a great LEADER. The world will all then accept the Jewish God as the one true God and spend their time studying the.
    They do not believe in Jesus as the Messiah, or as the Son of God.
    They believe that the whole point is to make a home, an abode for God in the "lower worlds", that is, on earth, for God to dwell with man.
    There's no real discussion of Satan and his role in things, or of mankind's sin nature.

    I think it puts a lot of Jews squarely in line for accepting the anti-Christ as their Moshiach (different from Messiah), the anointed one, at least at first.
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    We don't really talk much about the Jews in so far as what they believe aside from saying that they did not accept Christ as their Messiah the first time, but will, finally, at the end.
    I just thought I'd give an encapsulated version of their beliefs.

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    1. So far as being year 5781, there was a brief discussion a while back about why they’re supposedly a few years off, but I can’t remember specifics. But I can’t help wondering if they’re right, what with their meticulous traditions. And equally wondering if WE are right with the 70 to 80 year generation window and its placement. It’s not hard for me to envision a more accurate timeframe of another 19 years (-7 of course) in order for some of the many moving pieces of events to fall in place. Agonizing, yes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean wrong. Perhaps someone will refresh about the business of the Jewish year.

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    2. In my thinking, it appears that we likely do 't have another 19 years minus 7 to wait. The forced genetic manipulation that is approaching humanity (in some nations already here) is something I cannot see God continuing to allow for much longer before he dramatically acts to rescue the Church. It was the genetic manipulation of humanity via demonic evil forces that began to occur in the days of Noah that suddenly triggered the flood. Now, we see mass genetic manipulation of the human genome beginning to take place yet again. This demonic attack upon humanity seems to be moving forward with a swiftness. It only makes sense (at least to me) that God is very,very soon going to act just as he did in Noah's day. Never before since those days have we seen the mass beginnings of human genetic manipulation via so-called "vaccines" as we have been witnessing since the beginning of this year.

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    3. Typo correction ... We likely "don't" have another 19 years minus 7.

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    4. ETDD, I couldn't agree more. Although we have seen so many well-reasoned high watch days/seasons come and go since the R12 sign in 2017, I just can't take predictions seriously anymore. That is NOT to disparage or demean those who continue to reason and calcuate, merely that, frankly, no one knows. And if one does, which one? That having been said, I still watch with curiousity and longing as each new projection comes and goes. I have to agree with you that of all the signs (and my goodness, they are overwhelming!) the altering of human DNA has to be the most critical and pressing. I too just can't see how God can/will let that go on. Of course, God is God and I'm not, but this just seems to be such a redline on the prophetic chart.

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    5. There are far worse, and factual, examples of genetic tampering going on for years in privately funded labs.

      And Noah’s example didn’t come about right away, but continued for a long time before the flood.

      I do hope you’re right about timing, and I certainly tend to think so. But that still leaves the matter of “error” in the Jewish calendar unanswered.

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    6. I would agree that there are examples of long-time genetic tampering that have been taking place in privately funded labs. However, this time, we're seeing the beginnings of a mass DNA altering vaccination program underway, whereas before, it was/is more covert.

      Further, even though Noah's example may not have come about right away but continued for a long time before the flood, we likely have to consider the difference between Noah's day and our day. In Noah's day before the flood, the life span of people was considerably longer - by hundreds of years. God likely (perhaps) took that into consideration when timing the flood - and likely other factors. Today, the lifespan of people are not as long (obviously), so to see mass genetic tampering that is now just getting started on a human race that does not live as long, in my estimation, God would have to speed things up considerably.

      Further still, this mass genetic tampering is taking place right at the very moment of the fig tree generation, which as we all know by now is the major sign that Jesus gave to us of the end. So, there's that. I kinda tend to think that, on a certain level, considering the timing of judgment that occurred in Noah's day versus the possible timing of judgment today is almost like comparing apples to oranges for the aforementioned reasons.

      But, hey, at the end of the day, I'm just speculating on that one. So, there's that ... lol.

      Just get me the hell out of here already .... ha ha!!

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    7. Yikes: I left out the word NOT!
      The Jews do NOT believe that the Moshiach will be the son of God, but a MAN.
      Also, it should say, "...study the Torah."
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      They have the reason for the newly rebuilt Temple skewed as well - while it's true that there will be sacrifices during the Millennial Kingdom, it's as a reminder to those living on earth of the sacrifice Christ made on their behalf and they will still have to accept it as the condition for their salvation.
      The Jews believe it is still the means of setting aside their sins and reconciling them to God, that is, not through Christ.

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    8. In September 2021, the Jewish year is 5782 AM. The Jewish year is off about 216 years.

      5782 Jewish Year - Yose ben Halafta Chronology
      5 Abraham was 75 at Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12:4)
      45 Wilderness/Conquest (480 years starts with Joshua as judge (1 Kings 6:1)).
      166 Years between destruction of temples (Babylon to Rome (586 BC-70 AD=656 not 490)
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      216 Error
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      5998
      5993 ~Church Age
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      5 Margin of Error

      In the Age of Grace, give 7 years for a margin of error. There is a good probably that the Tribulation will begin in the Revelation 2020’s. Maybe this year with Jesus.

      Jesus Christ was born ~7-1 BC and cross was ~27-33 AD, then ~2027-2033 could be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Subtract seven years and we are in a possible seven year rapture window (~2019-2026) as God prepares the world for seven years of Tribulation.

      Jewish Chronology (3761 BC)
      https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/history-of-the-world/

      Bible Chronology (3977 BC)
      https://abdicate.net/chron.aspx

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      TrumpetsTX
      www.21stcenturyrevelation.com

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  29. At https://eschatologytoday.blogspot.com/2021/07/global-sitrep-f6-21-current-situation.html "Global SITREP F6-21: The Current Situation Part III" about Covid-19 wreaking havoc across the supply chains, by which commodities are becoming scarce and expensive. Is the primary goal of the current ongoing Covid pandemic to destroy the supply chains, forming the prerequisite of the hyperinflation of Revelation 6 (Third Seal, Rider on the black horse)?

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  30. With respect to the Jewish year 5781, I read from a writing of Gevte, that the Jews do not count the 210 year sojourn in Egypt. So when the year changes to 5782 at Trumpets in the fall, it will be 5992, then adding a 7 year count to 5999. The next day following the completion of the 7 year tribulation will begin the year 6000. That is my understanding. I would welcome more information if anyone has some. - Vicki

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  31. Dear brothers in Christ, Thank you again for this encouragement. I always read and watch your articles with joy. 2 things come to my mind. The first thing I always say to my brothers and sisters is: We don't know the day and the hour, but we do know the week and month and year. I just read literally. Point 2 that I have been walking around with since September 23, 2017 is that a birth lasts 3/4 years. 3/4 yearweek is 5.25 years and ends on December 23, 2022. Could this be the birth of the child? I look forward to your comments

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  32. From the research I've done the phrase that Jesus used "no man knows the day nor the hour," had a local/cultural understanding that has been lost on Christianity due to now fully grasping the Jewish Festivals. That phrase, when spoken, was understood to be associated with the Feast of Trumpets. The phrase referred to the priests not knowing the exact hour or the exact day when the new moon would rise for them to blow the trumpets, BUT they did know the season and time of year.

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  33. Serious question- if we make it relatively deep into the 74th year, are we to conclude futurism is dead?

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    1. No. Why would the 74th year invalidate everything else about Biblical prophecy? It just means that the "Fig Tree" passage is being interpreted wrong. Either "this generation" does not refer to a generation that begins in 1948, or that it is wrong to interpret a generation as 80 years exactly. Both of these are very, very, VERY tiny pieces of the futurism eschatology view and would absolutely not invalidate that views legitimacy.

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  34. "Serious question- if we make it relatively deep into the 74th year, are we to conclude futurism is dead?"

    First we aren't there yet and if we do arrive at that point, I don't necessarily believe it is dead. We probably would have to reassess how we have traditionally interpreted it. It could mean that in real life some don't make it to 80 and some live past 80. It's simply an average.

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  35. Just noticed in Revelation 4:8 - The four living creatures, each having six wings. 4 x 6 = 24. There are 24 hours in a day. 6 hours each = 3 hours for day and 3 hours for night. "They do not rest day or night..." Something to do with time? And then they praise God saying: Who was and is and is to come". God, who is outside of time.

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  36. "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;
    to search out a matter is the glory of kings."
    Prov 25:2


    The Feast of Tabernacles is an annual reminder of the 1,000-year reign of Christ. Organized Christianity tossed the Lev 23 Holy Days (against the will of God, see Dan 7:25) and kept their own days. Thus, losing revelation insight.

    You don't have to keep those days for salvation. You DO have to know them well for insight. And, probably do have to keep them for deeper insight.


    The 24 elders are two witnesses of testimony. They are literal beings, and probably resurrected as the wave sheaf offering shortly after Christ's death e.g. Matt 27:52.

    Again, the Lev 23 Holy Days and temple rituals required to unlock many things. The wave sheaf offering could explain a handful of resurrections for the purpose of starting judgment in the Church Age,

    "For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household" 1 Pt 4:17

    A testimony of two required.

    But, it is interesting per the 24 possibly fulfilling numerous things.

    One day, we'll all know. :-)

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  37. At https://thecommonsenseshow.com/conspiracy-economics-education/allliances-are-formed-military-assets-have-been-positioned-and-world-only-waiting-spark-start-ww "Allliances Are Formed, Military Assets Have Been Positioned and the World Is Only Waiting for the Spark to Start WW III".

    Will we Christians endure WW III, or will the Rapture precede this war?

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  38. Also in addition to the crazy idea I mentioned earlier about putting together Revelation 22: 20-21 as 10/22/2021.

    If you add up the numbers 10+22+20+21= 73...

    Israel is 73 this year!

    It looks so simplistic and crazy... but we know God uses foolish things to confound the wise...

    See you guys in the sky!

    Maranatha!

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    1. Wow, this hit me for some reason! Let it be so Lord, we are ready to flyyyyyyyyyyyy! Amen

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  39. In the realm of deceptions and End Time events, it’s interesting to see a new program released yesterday on Netflix, titled ‘Top Secret UFO Projects Declassified’. Such programming isn’t rare, but the ambitious format of 6 episodes at 45 minutes each is beyond the usual, never mind the timing. I’ve watched almost all of it, and having watched a lot of similar shows, this one is an odd mixture of qualities. The information sources are pretty good, but some of the production standards are nearly laughable, especially given the ambitious scope. Many re-enactments are done with computer graphics that are so cheesy, that they’re thrown slightly out of focus to help disguise the fact. One gets the impression it was thrown together quickly.

    What helps separate this program from the sea of usual, is the timing, the scope of coverage, and that it’s being released on such a heavily watched source. Episode 4, titled ‘Hacking and Leaking’ even mentions the 2016 election, and John Podesta’s hacked emails, which contained juicy bits not widely mentioned. Evidently Podesta was often referred to as the “x-files connection” inside the Bill Clinton White House (subsequently running Hillary’s campaign). Though it’s never flatly stated, there’s an allusion to Hillary wanting to be the “revelation president” with regard to UFO’s, and high-up sources not trusting her with the information. Evidently they figured a Trump White House would be easier to control in that regard.

    Anyway…just another snippet of information for the time we occupy. But it is striking how much more information is released here, compared to the pathetic document that was recently given to Congress. At just NINE pages, it was an open insult. If it was a report on “purse snatchings within a quarter mile of the Lincoln Memorial” it would have run at least two hundred pages. But this program, with all its weakness, works far better as a large expose’. After all, it’s not hard cold facts the public desires, it’s lurid suggestions and what-ifs. It’s the increasingly pregnant question that’s never answered but relentlessly dangled. Even in the aftermath of the Rapture, there won’t necessarily need to be a “Gray” visiting the White House, just some dramatic visuals in the sky during broad daylight.

    DW

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  40. DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO PAUL DAWSON FAMILY AND FRIENDS

    Paul Dawson of REVELATIONCHAPTER12dotCOM tearfully shared the passing of his father today (8/6/2021). You may see his message and share a message to him here,

    The Last Video

    LORD wrap the Dawson family in your loving arms in this hour of grief.

    Lifting you all in prayer,


    Pastor Rich

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  41. At https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/defense-minister-benny-gantz-says-israel-ready-to-strike-iran-stop-nuclear-breakout/ "Defense Minister Benny Gantz Says Today That Israel Is Now Ready To Strike Iran To Prevent Them From Acquiring Nuclear Bomb Capabilities":

    "Defense Minister Benny Gantz Says Today That Israel Is Now Ready To Strike Iran To Prevent Them From Acquiring Nuclear Bomb Capabilities
    “I’m telling the world, pay attention. It’s coming.” The defense minister warned that Israel has to continue to develop its abilities to cope with multiple fronts because “this is the future.” "Iran seeks to pose a multi-front challenge to Israel and is building up its forces in Lebanon and Gaza, deploying militias in Syria and Iraq and maintaining its supporters in Yemen. Iran is a global and regional problem and a challenge to Israel," Gantz said. Israel, he said, is dealing with the Iranian threat in an active manner against its proxies in Syria, Lebanon and Gaza."

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  42. Robert Cook

    Just as the Tabernacle painted the picture of Christianity by its construction, and its rituals symbolized the characteristics of the Messiah and His purpose, the picture painted in Jonah’s landscape illuminates the characteristics of the Messiah within Christianity so well, that Jonah was used as the only sign of the Messiah.

    The Messiah was to die only once, and He did that already. Not to mention that He was raised from the dead after three days, and ascended back to His divinity in heaven, forty days after that. There is no question that Jesus came and fulfilled the promise of salvation.

    The problem is that it wasn’t acceptable to the chosen people who were under a living covenant. So, plan “A” had to be set aside, and plan “B” temporarily used in it’s place.

    Plan “B”, which was a mystery, hidden in the mind of God, called for incorporating all of the past history of promise to the Jews, established in the ritual of their set times (feasts) for they’re work of compliance, in a second covenant made with the followers of the Messiah for faith alone.

    The new covenant would offer Heaven as the reward and faith as the vehicle to get there. The fulfillment would come at a time when the elements of the Prophecy of Daniel were seen occurring on the stage of history.

    First the Dead in Christ will be raised, with many being seen in Jerusalem as they once were, speaking of the miracle of their resurrection and the closing of the Church age for forty days, ending with the fulfillment of the promise of the full harvest, what we call the Rapture. But, that part of the landscape is contained in the landscape of the Messiah, which is contained within the picture being painted by Jonah.

    Now, with that explanation of the landscape of Jonah, I hope the teaching of Paul to the Colossians about the feasts of the Jews becoming promises of God to the Church cast as shadows into the future, is a little easier to understand.

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  43. Merci pour votre article . J'ai pris le temps de lire รฉgalement les commentaires , merci ร  vous .

    Soyez bรฉnis au Nom de Jรฉsus Christ .

    Maranatha

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  44. https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/for-real-cops-stroll-thru-paris-restaurants-your-vaccine-passport-please

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  45. https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/for-real-cops-stroll-thru-paris-restaurants-your-vaccine-passport-please

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  46. https://www.bitchute.com/video/Ik7VkIJsjMAb/

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  47. Very intriguing ideas, I have wondered about these things myself. Thanks for sharing!

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