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COMING SIGNS – IS THE END REALLY RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER?
The final convergence of the prophetic signs of the end has come!
What you are going to read here is the most amazing thing the Lord has ever shown me. It is an iron clad proof that the Lord has indeed been true to his word, and is actively pouring out his revelations upon all flesh. No longer the domain of the “big boys” alone, overcomers across the globe have begun to see the revelations of the Lord.
This project is an example of how the Lord gives his grand revelations to different believers, to be assembled as a puzzle to reveal the whole truth. There are revelations in the following article from eight different believers – four of which are “big names”, and four are the “little guys”. However, when you see the totality of all eight brought together, it is clear that the hand of the Lord is orchestrating the world around us, and He is speaking to anybody that will listen.
Here are three links to Mark Biltz, John Hagee and Perry Stone regarding the blood moons. Mark Biltz was the scholar that the Lord originally gave the revelation of the feast day’s tetrad. John Hagee continued the work, and Perry Stone brings the rest of the revelation from Joel chapter two.
Here is a link to “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn:
Here is a link to this article on Itunes – download this to your Iphone for free:
There is a great deal of information to cover, so let’s proceed with the task at hand.
THE SIGNS BEFORE THE SIGNS
One of the things I have come to realize is that the Lord bases all prophecy not just in the past, but also in the context of the time in which it occurs. The signs in the sun, moon and stars are one such example. We know that there are celestial signs which will occur at times of different prophetic occurrences. However, I have come to realize something more.
The Lord also knew that we would reach a point where we can see these signs before they actually occur.
What exactly does this mean? Simply put, the Lord knew that we would have the ability to predict the exact occurrence of certain signs in the heavens. The phases of the moon are one such example. We now have the technical understanding and computing capability to accurately predict when the new moon will occur, and when the following phases will likewise occur. Our predictions have reached the point of unimaginable accuracy as well. There have always been attempts to do this, and with some degree of proximity. However, what we can accomplish today is truly remarkable.
This presents an interesting dynamic that has never existed before. We now have the ability to see signs before the signs. The current run of blood moons are an example of this. When Mark Biltz originally found the tetrad patterns, we were several years away from the next feast day’s tetrad. Yet, Mark was able to hear the call of the Lord and complete his work. He was able to utilize data from the NASA lunar eclipse site to determine when this tetrad would occur. True to the technological capability, the first of the four blood moons occurred exactly when and where it was predicted to occur.
And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved – Act 2:19-21
And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved – Act 2:19-21
What Mark found were signs before the signs. He found the tetrad well in advance. He was able to speak what the Lord had shown him, and as a result, many Biblical scholars and believers of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ were able to study the tetrads before they occurred. Until modern history, astronomers would have to wait until after each blood moon occurred to know for certain the scope of the sign. Likewise, solar eclipses, comets, meteor showers and other celestial phenomena are discovered and charted before they actually manifest.
It occurred to me one day that this is also part of God’s prophetic plan. The ability to chart the signs in the heavens well in advance offers a unique proof to the world that our God is indeed sovereign. It allows us to know the timing and occurrence of his signs. It does something else as well. It allows us to know in advance that He is indeed capable of exactly what the Holy Bible declares shall come. When we can know years in advance that certain signs are going to occur within a close proximity, we learn that scriptures such as Revelation 6:12-13 are prophetically possible. Also, it gives us an ability to see the prophetic links to these predicted signs. The tetrad again is the best example of this. Not only was Mark able to locate the next prophetic tetrad, he was able to reverse the process and see where these tetrads had occurred in the past. This provided the prophetic link to confirm the nature of the tetrads. Likewise, we can compare the predicted signs with current world events, predicted judgments and wars and know that we are indeed at the door of the soon return of the Lord.
It is this combination of research, both to the future and the past, which is the subject of this project. Using the modern capabilities, it is possible now to see certain Biblical signs line up. We can also know that we sit at the conjunction of signs and times that have never before existed. We already have confirmed accuracy and history to bear out what you will learn in this presentation. We are at the end of the age, and now we can see the final signs aligning to confirm this very premise.
What you are about to learn will be stunning in ways I cannot describe. If you are not yet convinced of the imminent return of the Lord, do not worry.
You will be.
THE THREE HERALDS OF THE END OF THE AGE
We need to start the revelatory process with what I am calling the three heralds of the end of the age.
her•ald (ˈhɛr əld) – n.
1. a royal or official messenger, esp. one representing a monarch in an ambassadorial capacity during wartime. 2. a person or thing that precedes or comes before; forerunner; harbinger: the swallows, heralds of spring. 3. a person or thing that proclaims or announces. 4. (in the Middle Ages) an officer who arranged tournaments and other functions, announced challenges, marshaled combatants, etc. 5. an officer of a body concerned with armorial bearings, genealogies, etc., esp. an officer ranking between a king-of-arms and a pursuivant. 6. to give tidings of; proclaim; publicize. 7. to signal the coming of; usher in.
The Lord originally started me on this path with a simple requirement. I was to look and see which of the blood moons in the three modern tetrads were actually visible over Israel. This was just the start. It led to the discovery of a tetrad pattern, and the realization that the Lord was delivering revelations on this project to others as well. I already knew of Mark Biltz, Perry Stone and John Hagee. However, I did not realize that the first of the three heralds was to be revealed to a friend of mine, Stew Sutton. It was then that I began to understand just how far this project would take me.
The three heralds consist of a set of signs – one past (still occurring), one current and one future. Here are the three heralds that the Lord has revealed.
1. The mysterious global “sky trumpets” that have been heard and recorded around the world.
2. The current blood moon tetrad, and specifically a pattern found in the last three tetrads.
3. The coming signs in the sun, moon and stars.
~ Joel 2:1 ESV – Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near.
Joel 2:10 ESV – The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.
Joel 2:28-31 ESV – And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit.
And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. ~
There are two additional confirmations of the three heralds in the prophecies from Joel:
1. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
2. The pouring out of the Holy Spirit and revelations of the Lord upon all flesh.
These two confirmations cement the work of the three heralds as an active part of current prophetic outpouring. There has been an overwhelming explosion of the revelations that have been poured out on overcomers the world over. What makes these outpourings different from anything we have ever seen before is the compatible nature of them all. Stated differently, you can literally take a large room full of overcomers – every last one a stranger to the rest – and yet, they will all hold the same general understanding on the times of the end. We are not speaking about knowledge from Biblical study. Rather, we are talking about the voice of the Holy Spirit that has been speaking directly to the hearts of the overcomers. There is a body wide understanding that time is up.
There has likewise been a supernatural removal of all fear and apprehension for the future. The overcomer no longer holds any fear of the days to come. What makes this so remarkable is that this has occurred simultaneously with an overwhelming understanding of the realities of the things that must shortly come. This includes a growing common sense understanding of the absolutely devastating nature of the rapture, the inexplicable rise of apocalyptic Islam (inexplicable to those without an understanding of the Bible and end times’ prophecy) and the brutality that has already arisen in the hearts of mankind. Yet, despite a growing understanding of what will face those that miss the rapture (and live to talk about it), all fear has vanished. It has been replaced with a peace that is beyond all human explanation. Still further, the heart of the overcomer is being filled with a growing joy that defies all human explanation and ability. All of this has occurred while the rest of the world – both non-believers and non-overcoming believers – have fallen into an increasing state of uncertainty and fear.
In addition to the pouring out of the Holy Spirit upon all flesh, we see that there is a prophetic requirement for signs in the earth, consisting of blood, fire and smoke. Without belaboring the point, this translates into volcanic activity. The sign of blood is the same as the blood in the blood moon. It is literally the lake of magma, with fire and smoke being self-explanatory. The earth is effectively “bleeding” in the very real sense of the word. Just as it is with us, if the earth opens up enough “wounds”, it can literally “bleed to death”. This cannot occur with oil, water or any other liquid found in the earth.
Joel calls this a sign of blood from the earth for a reason.
It is only the blood red magma running through the heart of the earth that can bring final death to the planet. On an interesting side note – there is an irony to this when we consider that this is also the location of the lower chambers of hell, and of the lake of fire – a lake that burns with fire and brimstone. Ever wonder why it is called the “lake of fire”? Watch the Discovery and Science channel sometime when they are detailing the geology of the planet.
Remember that the Bible gave the exact description of the core of the earth over 3,000 years ago.
This is the same location where those without salvation will experience their eternal death as well. Remember, there are no coincidences in the Bible.
It happens that in the month prior to the first blood moon on Passover, there was volcanic activity in both Costa Rica and Indonesia. By the end of March there was volcanic activity at five volcano’s across the planet. Likewise, the shifting of the tectonic plates for these volcanic events caused tremors and earthquakes at no less than 20 locations around the planet. Again, all of this occurred in the month before the blood moon. We witnessed a rash of tsunami warnings as a result also. There are even now volcanic eruption warnings being issued for Yellowstone National Park, and for the fault lines in California.
It should be noted that the volcanic activity is a direct sign of the days of Lot, and the tsunamis are a direct sign of the days of Noah. Archaeologists have found evidence that it was a massive volcanic eruption that brought the end of Sodom and Gomorrah. This evidence concurs with the Biblical description of the plague sent by the Lord. The tsunami warnings are triggered by the same geologic events that cause the earthquakes and tremors. Here is the kicker – when we read the account of the great flood, we see that it was not just rain that brought the waters. It was the deep itself that opened up. In other words, the flood came from above and below. As the rain was falling, the floor of the seas opened up and released trapped water from underground springs. It is this very same process that brings the specter of tsunamis.
Here are links to track global volcanic and geologic activity:
Here is a link to the USGS Earthquake listing:
~ Matthew 24:37-39 KJV – But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Luke 17:26-30 KJV – And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. ~
THE TRUMPET BLOWN IN ZION
This brings us to the three heralds of the end of the age. The first of the heralds are the mysterious trumpets sounds that have been occurring globally. Here is a link to a Youtube video if you are not sure of what we are talking about:
As you can imagine, there has been speculation of every possible variety that mankind can dream up. There are claims that these sounds are everything from hoaxes to HAARP. However, from the standpoint of a hoax, the problem becomes that they have occurred with enough frequency, in enough locations across the planet, that if you do not know someone personally that has experienced this – then you likely know of someone that has a personal connection. One thing has become abundantly clear – they are not normal, nor is there a single definitive explanation for them all – save one. More on that in a moment.
These trumpets have been heard from Russia to Jerusalem – and all points in between. They have been heard in the United States and in South America. However, it is the trumpets in Jerusalem that brought these signs to an entirely different level.
To tell you the truth, I had not given the trumpets much thought until recently. I had watched some of the videos out there, and thought the same as many of you – the Lord is trying to get our attention. However, a month or so ago, I was reading something posted by a friend – Stew Sutton. Stew had posted a piece on the trumpets and posed an interesting question:
Is it possible that these trumpets were actually the trumpets prophesied in Joel 2:1?
It only took a minute for the Lord to speak something to me. I asked Stew how he came to figure this out, and that I could not escape the understanding that he had received a revelation. Turns out that the Lord had hit him with this, and he had this weighing on him for an entire day. I knew then that the Lord had indeed revealed this to Stew. Here is the thing – it went hand in hand with what the Lord was showing me at the same time on the other two heralds. I knew then that there were three of them.
~ Joel 2:1 ESV – Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near. ~
So then, the question becomes “when did they start?”
While the vast majority of these trumpets picked up in 2011, the first known case I could find mention of is September, 2008. This is prophetic for two reasons. First, this was the start of the Jewish civil year, with the Feast of Trumpets falling on September 30th. We will discuss this date later in the presentation. The second reason falls to the prophetic parallel that exist between Israel and the United States. Rather, it falls to the lesser known parallel between the United States and Egypt at the time of the 10 plagues that preceded the Exodus. September 2008 was a time of hope for the United States and the world. There was change coming, though most had no idea just what that actually meant.
Here is a link to Pharaoh Rising, a message from Perry Stone. It will help you to understand the other prophetic link between Israel and America, and why 2008 was the beginning of the end for the United States, and ultimately the world:
~ Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 KJV – 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 anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us.
Ecclesiastes 3:15 KJV – That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past. ~
Why are these scriptures important? They reveal a crucial Biblical doctrine essential to understanding prophecy. Everything that will happen, has happened. Indeed, even the Book of Revelation is rooted completely in the Law of Moses, from the seven sealed scroll to the placement of the furniture of the heavenly Temple of God. That begs the question – was there something occurring in September 2008 that would signal the end of the age and the passing of the point of no return?
~ Exodus 1:8 ESV – Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. ~
When you study the story of Moses and the Exodus, you find that America now sits in direct parallel to Egypt when the plagues came. We have embraced everything from abortion (Moses in the reed basket) and high taxation (a detailed word study shows that the taskmasters over the Hebrew slaves were effectively tax collectors for the state, and taxation was the primary means of slavery) to the bailout of the corrupt banking system (the building of the Egyptian treasure houses). However, the six years since his initial election, our new “Pharaoh” has indeed shown that he knows not Joseph, or the children of Israel.
Stated differently, the failure of President Obama to support Israel, while engaging in active policies (not passive – but active and with a set purpose) to arm the enemies of Israel are now to be the undoing of America – and ultimately the world. We will cover this in greater detail when we discuss the Harbinger later in this presentation.
The trumpets that started in September 2008 are the first of the prophetic heralds that we were approaching the point of no return as a planet. They are the first prophetic fulfillment of Joel 2:1. The second fulfillment will come when Joel 2:15-16 comes to pass:
~ Joel 2:15-16 KJV – Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. ~
Do you still doubt that these trumpets are supernatural?
~ Romans 8:22 KJV – For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. ~
THE PATTERN IN THE TETRADS
You may recall that what started this project was the Lord telling me to look at which blood moons were actually visible over Israel in the current tetrads. When I did this, I found a prophetic pattern that will have a profound impact on the world in the coming months.
Signs in the heavens are given to narrate God’s plan for mankind. However, they are given from the perspective of Israel. Here are a few things to remember when examining signs in the heavens:
The blood moon itself usually does not mean anything unless it is visible over Israel. The feast day’s tetrad is different. Every time this has occurred in history, it has been significant for Israel and the Jews, or the Jews alone when Israel was not a nation. The blood moon is a harbinger of trouble for Israel. Usually, it means war, or the completion of those things required to bring a prophetic fulfillment. The solar eclipse is the harbinger of trouble for the whole world when seen over Israel. However, the solar eclipse during the tetrad likewise has implications no matter where it is viewed.
There have been questions regarding who these signs are for. Typically, they are for Israel. However, we as believers are admonished to watch these things to discern the times and seasons. Noticing the tetrad is an example of discerning the times. We can see these things and understand that they are occurring at a time when the Middle East is perfectly aligned to bring several prophecies of war and Israel to fruition. Isaiah 17, Psalms 83 and Ezekiel 38 and 39 come to mind.
Also, it is worth noting for the sake of the discussion that comets are also a sign in the heaven. Typically, when a comet is viewed in Israel it is an indication that war is coming also. However, it has a prophetic life of four years before coming to fruition. For example, the recent comet Ison would stand as a harbinger of war to Israel after November and December, 2017. Meteor showers and shooting stars likewise have prophetic impact, denoting that something major is upon the door. There were reports of a “great sword in the sky” just before the destruction of the Great Temple in Jerusalem.
As we were saying, there is a pattern present in the two prior tetrads:
There is a 0, 1, 2 pattern that is prophetic. It tells us that prophetic events are coming to Israel between the first and second blood moons of the tetrad. That would be April 2014 until September 2014. Also, it tells us that these signs do not have to occur over Israel to be prophetic – rather, the signs over Israel reveal the pattern.
In the 1949-50 tetrad, peace from the war of independence came in the midst of the tetrad, with all four blood moons visible over Israel. There was no separation, hence the “0” part of the pattern. Final ratification of peace came in July, 1949 – between the first and second blood moons. Again, all four were visible in Israel.
In the 1967-68 tetrad, there was a +1 difference between the prophetic peace and the blood moon visible over Israel. The recapture of Jerusalem occurred in June, 1948. That meant there was one blood moon separating this peace and the blood moon that was visible in Israel.
Jerusalem captured June 1968.
Blood Moon – Feast of Tabernacles, 1968 – not visible in Israel. (+1)
Blood Moon – Passover, 1969 – Visible in Israel.
Now, in the 2014-15 tetrad, we are looking at a +2 pattern. If the Bible is accurate that the Lord changes not, and current world events are an indication, then we are looking at the coming fulfillment of prophecy, or the alignment of prophecy concerning Israel sometime in the next few months. I tend to listen when the Lord tells me to “look at which blood moons were actually visible in Israel.” This is fairly significant – especially when taken with the other two signs we are speaking about.
Isaiah 17 and Psalms 83 would be two such possible fulfillment’s. Neither of which are required to happen after the rapture. Likewise, we could see the final alignment of nations and circumstances that directly bring about these prophecies. What needs to be understood is that even the final alignment will be such that it is undeniable. It will not be a “somewhat” alignment that can be attributed to anything but God trying to capture our attention. No, if an actual prophecy is not fulfilled in the next six months, then we will see events that literally have the world trembling on the brink of war.
I am of the opinion that the prophecy of the days of Noah and Lot tell us that it will be the final alignments that we see during this period, and not the actual conflicts. Of course, we could also see both – the final prophetic alignment and perhaps one of the conflicts. However, even the minor conflicts would bring substantial strain to the premise of “continuing on our daily business” that we see occurring right up to the time that Noah entered the Ark and Lot fled the city. As we said earlier, even the final alignment absent the actual conflicts will be nothing less than prophetic. It will be an undeniable sign from the Lord that time is up.
It will be October 25, 1962 all over again. There will be no mistaking that we are on the edge of the tribulation.
Here is the +2 alignment for the current tetrad:
Blood Moon – Passover, 2014 – not visible in Israel.
*April 2014 – September 2015 – block of time in question.
Blood Moon – Tabernacles, 2014 – not visible in Israel. (+1)
Blood Moon – Passover, 2015 – not visible in Israel. (+2)
Blood Moon – Tabernacles, 2015 – Visible in Israel.
Only time will tell as to what exactly must transpire. Already, we see possible scenarios lining up, such as the vote that occurred on May 25th, 2014 to see if Ukraine will once again fall under Russian rule through a puppet or weak Ukrainian President. Make no mistake, Russia will become the undisputed (and only) King of the North. This is a direct prelude to the events that must come to pass for the fulfillment of the battle of Gog and Magog – which brings the final collapse of the world and the seven year treaty with the Antichrist. It is worth noting that the vote occurred exactly 40 days from the Passover blood moon. 40 is the number of testing and trial for Israel. Given Russia’s prophetic involvement with Israel in the near future, it is a number the rabbi’s in Israel watch with great interest.
(In the days since I wrote this piece of the article, it is as though every abomination of the Bible has sprung to new life. We are now seeing three and four headlines a day detailing the greatest apostasy the world has ever seen.)
Now, to this point it is understandable to be cynical. Indeed, if these alone were the results of my research I would not be presenting them. They would be an interesting note in other conversations, but not worthy of their own publishing.
However, this is just the start.
THE COMING SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS
What you are about to see was the most shocking thing that I had found for this project. I say “had” as this would eventually be paled by something I never saw coming – which we will also detail later.
Have you ever wondered if the Bible was actually telling us that the sun would be darkened, and the moon fail to give its light – that these could occur on the same day? I have thought about this for a while. Then, one day out of the blue it hit me – yes, signs in the sun and moon can occur on the same day.
Not just in the same sky, but on opposite sides of the planet as well.
I remembered a critical piece of the equation – John was seeing the whole earth when he looked on the scene in Revelation. Likewise, it turns out that solar eclipses only occur during the new moon – when the moon does not give its light. John would not have known what he was witnessing. He was not an astronomer, nor did anybody in those days possess the understanding of the sun, moon and stars that we now possess today. John would not have known that new moons and solar eclipses occur in the same day. He would not have known that the new moon continues to orbit the entire planet. He would only know what he was seeing – the sun turning black as sackcloth and the moon not giving its light.
~ Revelation 6:12-13 KJV – And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Matthew 24:29 – Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. ~
Now, when you have a blood moon, solar eclipse and stars falling from the sky – well, that is when you know you are about to have a really bad day. If you add these three together with the feast days. . .
We don’t know what will happen – only that it has never occurred before in history. However, given Matthew 24 and the Book of Revelation, it’s a safe bet that many will not make it out alive.
That brings us to the next subject – occurrences of all four of these events together.
There are only a couple of instances where all three of these things (sun, moon and stars) happen at the same time recorded in the Bible. We see this in Joel 2:10 and 30, Joel 3:15, Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24-25, Luke 21:25-26, Acts 2:20, and Revelation 6:12-13. There are several other scriptures in Revelation detailing events in the heavens, such as one third of the sun, moon and stars being darkened – these are the primary scriptures that put the blood moon, solar eclipse and the falling stars together as a primary prophetic sign.
In all of these instances, we are given the distinct impression that all three happen in a very close proximity to each other. There have been discussions as to whether they all occur at the same time, or they occur in the same time frame. There are good arguments for both. However, given the conversational tones found in the Bible (where conversations slip from one perspective to another seamlessly, sometimes appearing as though the author is on the same topic), and the fact the that the sun and moon are not usually in the same sky at the same time (except for the occasional dawn and dusk scenario and a solar eclipse), it stands to reason that these events occur in close proximity to each other as opposed to occurring on the same day.
It is a good time to note that there is nothing in the scriptures that prevents a complete and total supernatural fulfillment of these scriptures, such as the solar eclipse and the blood moon being visible in the same sky at the exact same time. However, what we are seeing in the signs before the signs are showing more and more that this simply won’t be necessary.
That brings us to the accounts of the same event found in Matthew, Mark and Luke. In all three instances, we have the blood moon, solar eclipse and falling stars given as the primary sign of the rise of the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. However, when compared to the Book of Revelation, we see no such signs to declare the Second Coming. Rather, we see these signs in chapter 6, at the breaking of the 6th seal. This leaves us with one conclusion – these signs occur at both the Second Coming and the signing of the treaty to start the tribulation period. They effectively “book end” the tribulation period itself.
This brings us to a discussion of the events surrounding Revelation 6:12-13:
~ And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. ~
Most Biblical scholars hold the opinion that this is the verse that denotes the actual start of the tribulation and the seven year treaty with Israel. Understanding that the Book of Revelation covers a time period of roughly 1,010 years plus eternity, Revelation 6:12-13 best fits the time, events and description of the treaty signing. In the four riders of the first four seals, we see the death and destruction that will follow the devastation of the earth when the Ezekiel 38 – 39 war starts and concludes. We see the natural progression of economic collapse, famine, pestilence and death that results from a massive nuclear war and Islam that runs roughshod over every western nation they have infiltrated.
There is a deeper prophetic fulfillment also in these scriptures that we will discuss later in the presentation.
In Revelation 6:14-16, we see a world that has just realized a terrible mistake in accepting the offer of the man that would become Antichrist, the judgments of God falling as a result – and the realization that the wrath of God himself is about to fall on the earth. Immediately after this we see the sealing of the 144,000 Jews – which corresponds with the coming 1,260 days that the Two Witnesses complete their assigned tasks of rebuilding the Temple, training the 144,000 witnesses and literally narrating the judgments of God – as they happen.
Now that we have covered this ground, what I found will make a bit more sense.
As I said earlier, the Lord impressed upon me to study the blood moon tetrads in more detail. I thought I was headed down one road, yet he pulled me in another direction. As I was wrapping up the work I had completed, the Lord started to impress upon me the need to research which of the blood moons would actually be visible over Israel. I went a few day with this floating in my head as I worked on several other pieces he had given me.
Finally, I had the time to start digging into the actual visibility ranges of the blood moons. For good measure I added in the solar eclipses, and other stellar signs that might occur during this time. I then applied all of this to the Jewish calendar for 2014 and 2015. Shock does not even describe what I experienced.
I have seen parts of what I found discussed elsewhere, but as far as I know, nobody else has put together what I am about to show you. First, the remaining blood moon in 2014, and the Passover 2015 blood moon will not be visible in Israel either.
In 2015, the March 20th solar eclipse and the September 28th blood moon will be visible from Israel. Likewise, this is the final blood moon of the tetrad. There is a partial solar eclipse on September 14th also.
The Orionids meteor shower runs from October 2nd through November 7th. Its best viewing days are October 21st and 22nd. The Draconids meteor shower runs from October 6th through the 10th. The best viewing days are October 8th and 9th.
I know, you are really underwhelmed at this point. So was I. Then I took this to the Jewish calendar and looked at the feast days. Here is what I found:
On September 14th, 2015 – the Feast of Trumpets – we start with a solar eclipse.
That is followed by a fully visible blood moon on September 28th – the Feast of Tabernacles.
On October 6th we have the appearance of the Draconids meteor shower, which will be at its best viewing just two days later. However, October 6th is the first day following the conclusion of Sukkot. Not just the seventh day of Sukkot – but the 8th day.
There is an 8th day principle that is also prophetic. More on this in a moment.
Also, on the 5th day of Sukkot, we have the Orionid meteor shower – just for good measure. That would be two meteor showers occurring at the same time when Sukkot ends.
What does this all mean?
Well, it comes down to this – we see a total solar eclipse in Israel on March 20th. This is a prophetic sign of war and distress to the world. Following this, we have the solar eclipse on Trumpets – which means woe to the world again, the blood moon on Tabernacles – which means woe to the Israel, and falling stars on the day after Tabernacles ends – which also means woe to Israel.
For those keeping score at home, following a global omen to the world on Passover, we have all three elements of Revelation 6:12-13 – the sun is darkened, the moon turns to blood and the stars falling – in that order. However, there is also the element of the new moon, or the moon not giving its light. Let’s add it in as well, and see where we stand:
Feast of Trumpets – September 14th, 2015 – Solar Eclipse – “the sun turned black as sackcloth”.
Feast of Trumpets – September 14th, 2015 – New Moon – “the moon shall not give its light”.
Feast of Sukkot – September 28th, 2015 – Blood Moon – “the moon turned to blood”.
Fifth Day of Sukkot – October 2nd, 2015 – Start of Orionids Meteor Shower – “stars fell from the heavens”.
First Day after Sukkot – October 6th, 2015 – Start of Draconids Meteor Shower – “stars fell from the heavens”.
This is significant as it starts the day after the “8th day of Sukkot”. The 8th day principle is the demonstrating principle of eternity. It is the reason we celebrate Easter Sunday, even above Passover. The fact that it is the “dragon” shower is just an added bonus – also, it is the “8th day” that Satan brought the fall to sin in the garden – and on the “8th day” the Christ arose and redeemed all of creation from that fall.
Here is the shocking part – all but the solar eclipse are visible in Israel. The solar eclipse, however, will be visible in South Africa – not far from Israel. However, as we see from the two prior tetrads, it does not have to be visible in Israel to be prophetic.
In the space of 19 days, we have every required sign in the heavens for Revelation 6:12 – all on the fall feast days of Israel.
Does this mean that the tribulation starts during the fall feast days in 2015? No.
It doesn’t mean that it won’t, either. Revelation 6:12 occurs with the opening of the 6th seal – which occurs with the signing of the treaty and starts the tribulation. If these signs are prophetic for the start of the tribulation, then it means that the seven year treaty is signed prior to September 14th, 2015.
As we said earlier, we are seeing “the signs before the signs” – warning signs that the Lord knew we would be able to detect before they happened. They are the Lord’s way of using all of the “greatly increased knowledge” of Daniel 12 to get our attention – while there is yet time. It is his way of saying “Look, you can see for yourself that every one of these predicted signs are possible. Stop doubting me and get ready. You won’t have forever to figure this out.”
We have covered a great deal of ground so far. The three heralds alone merit their own presentation and consideration. When you figure in the totality of the three, especially the coming signs in the heavens during the fall feasts of 2015, there can be no doubt that the Lord is trying to reach us. These three heralds are disturbing in their own right. However, it is when they are combined with what we will detail next that you will be left absolutely speechless.
Jonathan Cahn has really taken the prophecy world by storm. His 2011 book, The Harbinger, is one of the most stunning revelations that the Lord has delivered to humanity since Israel became a nation in 1948. For those that have not done so, you will most likely want to read this book when you finish reading this presentation. What we are going to lay out fits precisely with what the Lord revealed to Jonathan Cahn.
If you are not familiar with The Harbinger, it is a book that details the 3,000 year old prophecy found in Isaiah chapter 9. It was a prophecy that would come to pass in Israel, and likewise come to pass in America. With this prophecy, the judgments of the Lord would fall on America and the rest of the world.
Without going into much detail (the book is 253 pages long), there are several points that must be made concerning The Harbinger, which were not made – or revealed yet – when the book was written. These are points that are critical to what we are revealing in this presentation.
1. The prophecy of Isaiah chapter 9 had to come to pass.
2. The Shemitah is likewise prophetic – it reveals a critical piece of God’s time table.
Here is a graphic that helps to sum up The Harbinger:
Let us speak first on the premise that Isaiah chapter 9 had to come to pass. For those familiar with the book and what it says, you are likely remarking that “I already know this”, as it was covered in great detail. Indeed, the words uttered before the joint session of Congress on September 12th, 2001 did set into motion a terrible chain of events. However, there is something more that must be understood about Biblical prophecy.
Every prophecy in the New Testament – especially those in the Book of Revelation – are rooted in the Old Testament (yes, I said the New Testament and Revelation). Stated differently, every prophecy that will happen, has happened. The prophecy of Isaiah chapter 9 was no different. To be completely accurate, we should say the prophecy of Isaiah chapter 9 IS no different.
~ Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 KJV – 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 anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us.
Ecclesiastes 3:15 KJV – That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past. ~
*** It is important to understand the New Testament and end times prophecy actually determines which Old Testament prophecies will reoccur. In other words, not everything that is found in the Old Testament returns in the future. Rather, it is better understood that there is nothing in the New Testament that did not already happen in the Old. I had a gentleman that once wanted to argue his position that the church must go through the tribulation based on events from the Old Testament. He even when so far as to declare the “pre-tribbers” were never willing to look at the entire Old Testament for prophetic revelation – just the “parts that suit their agendas”.
There is a good reason why we don’t look at EVERY event in the Old Testament. The New Testament does not prophesy that every event in the Old Testament comes back around. Indeed, we do not look to the Messiah coming again as a baby born of a virgin – even though the picture of the virgin birth is contained throughout the Old Testament. We do not look for a suffering Messiah to die yet again upon the cross. The brass serpent on the pole is still found in the hands of Moses. We do not look again for these things as the New Testament makes clear that they have passed.
It is only those things that can be found in the New Testament that set the stage for the repeat of events in the Old Testament.
The Harbinger was set in motion when it occurred in Israel 3,000 years ago. It’s not just that our own leaders uttered the fateful words. It’s that they were ALWAYS going to utter those words. You see, the Old Testament is filled with double reference events.
In other words – the events of September 11th, 2001 were ALWAYS going to happen, and they were always going to happen on September 11th, 2001. We will speak more on this in a moment.
Here is just a few examples of how the Old Testament tells of the things to come:
The story of Esther tells of the coming seven year tribulation, complete with the Antichrist, 10 kings, and the King and His Bride returning to save Israel.
The story of Gideon tells of the coming tribulation, complete with Armageddon and the defeat of the Antichrist and the False Prophet.
Ruth tells the story of the rapture and the Second Coming, complete with the restoration of Israel through the Gentile Bride of Christ.
Exodus chapter 19 reveals the exact nature and occurrence of the rapture.
There is another example that I will give that is critical to understanding that Isaiah chapter 9 was prophesied to happen, long after Israel ceased to be a nation, and long before the fateful day of September 11th, 2001. We find this in what I call the reverse Genesis timeline.
The timeline is a study of the Book of Genesis. You start at chapter 11 and go in reverse until you reach chapter one. We think of it as reverse – it is more akin to reading the Bible in a Jewish format. It is more of a “right to left reading”, much the way the Jews would read the Torah.
What you get when you do this is the history of the world, starting with the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 and moving forward in time. As you read through chapter 11 from “right to left’, you see the towers fall, men from the east, multitudes speaking the same language and other “strange” coincidences. As you read through the lower chapters you gain a growing picture of the world around us. The several chapters that contain the story of Noah and the Ark could have been written specifically about the last 15 years. You have everything from the recent increases in earthquakes to the floods and tsunamis. Katrina to Indonesia – and everything in between – can be found in the story of Noah:
Right down to the major moves of the Holy Spirit in the three white doves and the spirit of prophecy that has descended on the body of believers in the imagery of the raven. We even have a remarkable telling of the seven year tribulation in chapter four.
Though it goes without saying, I will say it none the less. If you know exactly where you are on the reverse Genesis timeline, then you will have some idea of how much time is left.
I had wondered why the Lord would choose Genesis 11 as the starting point for this revelation, and the terror attacks on September 11th as the starting point for the Genesis timeline. It was reading The Harbinger that the Lord provided critical pieces of the puzzle. September 11th, 2001 was the moment that the world officially entered the last days of the age of grace. Everything that would be required to bring the final pieces of prophecy into place started with this fateful day.
How many of you remember that sinking feeling that everything would be different from that moment forward? How many of you actually verbalized that the attack would be the start of the end times?
If you study the types, shadows and patterns of the Lord long enough, you begin to see prophetic parallels in nearly every story recorded in the Bible. For instance, it was not lost on me that the Genesis timeline began with the fall of the two towers (11), on September 11th and was prophesied in the 11th chapter of Genesis. For all of the numbers code folks, that would be 11-11-11. Let’s take it a step further. September 11, 2001 is also exactly 11 years before the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012 in Libya – an attack that is directly connected to the coming war against Israel, and was set in motion by the events of September 11th, 2001.
We said a moment ago that the Isaiah chapter 9 prophecy is no different than any other Old Testament prophecy in that is must come to pass twice. It is the Genesis timeline that confirms not only that it had to come to pass, but that it had to occur exactly as it did, when it did – with two towers falling at the hands of men from the east. The first time (1) it was a single tower (1) that fell. The second time (11) it was two (11) towers: 11 – 11 – 11.
The Genesis timeline also confirms something else for us. It confirms that the United States will not turn and heed the warning. To the contrary, something incredible has occurred:
The United States of America has doubled down on stupid – and we have convinced the rest of the world to come along for the ride.
The seven years following the attacks on September 11th saw America harden its heart to God. In 2008, the Lord began to sound his trumpets in Zion, as we single-handedly doomed the world when we brought forth our new King that “knew not Joseph”. From that time until this, we have watched as America and the rest of the world has taken its hatred of God from the shadows to the mainstream, and soon he shall bring his judgment upon us for this.
Have you ever glanced at what comes next in the Isaiah prophecy?
~ Isaiah 9:16-21 ESV- for those who guide this people have been leading them astray, and those who are guided by them are swallowed up.
Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over their young men, and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is godless and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly.
For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.
For wickedness burns like a fire; it consumes briers and thorns; it kindles the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in a column of smoke. Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts the land is scorched, and the people are like fuel for the fire; no one spares another.
They slice meat on the right, but are still hungry, and they devour on the left, but are not satisfied; each devours the flesh of his own arm, Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim devours Manasseh; together they are against Judah.
For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. ~
For those of you thinking that this seems familiar – you would be right. It is an Old Testament type and shadow of the rapture and the breaking of the first four seals in Revelation chapter 6.
The reverse Genesis timeline is likewise confirmed itself in the second critical point that must be addressed – the Shemitah.
THE SHEMITAH – THE SABBATH CYCLE
We should start with a quick introduction to the Sabbath cycle in the Law of Moses. Simply put, there is a time of rest commanded by God to the nation of Israel. It is to fall every seventh day and every seventh year. There are also Sabbath rests commanded for the High Holy Days, but the Sabbath year cycle is the concern for this discussion. The Sabbath cycle is one of the methods that God himself keeps time as well. More on this in a moment.
The Shemitah is a requirement given in the Law of Moses that requires Israel to grant a time of rest – or release to the land every seven years. Likewise, it requires a release of all debts. If Israel failed to keep the Shemitah, or the Sabbath rest for the land, the Lord would “impose the Shemitah” and bring the rest to the land. He would ensure that Israel was prevented from farming the land – one year for each Sabbath year they disobeyed the law of the Sabbath cycle.
When Israel was carried into the Babylonian captivity, the Lord declared that they would remain in Babylon for 70 years. This was to be one year for each Shemitah, or yearly Sabbath rest that they disregarded. Israel had failed to observe the past 70 Shemitahs, which meant that for 490 years prior to being carried off into captivity, they had farmed the land non-stop. It likewise meant that they had failed to discharge all of the nation’s financial debts during this time as well. During the 7th year, or Sabbath year, all debts would be wiped out, with the final act of total forgiveness occurring on the last day of the 7th year – the 29th of Elul. We will also see a reversing of this 70 year judgment into a 70 year period of prosperity in the times of the end. More on that in a bit.
There will doubtless be some of you that noticed something else about the timing of the Babylonian captivity. Those of you that are familiar with the prophecy of 70 weeks – given to Daniel during the same Babylonian captivity – also matches the Shemitah judgment that fell upon Israel. This was no accident. It is yet another prophetic parallel to the end times. It is also serves as another confirmation that we sit at the cusp of the tribulation. You see, the reverse Genesis timeline also uses the 490 years as a confirmation in the telling of Lamech in Genesis 5:31 – which details his age at death as 777 years old (we will see this again in a moment) and again in 4:24 – where Lamech is used as a prophetic confirmation that the seven year tribulation begins after the rapture in 5:24. It confirms this through a double reference – Lamech declares that the 490 years are soon to be complete with the beginning of the final seven years of the prophecy of the 70 weeks of Daniel.
The Genesis timeline is covered in greater detail in the section on “How Much Time is Left?”
During the Sabbath year, the ground was to lie fallow and remain undisturbed. Israel would eat of any crop that grew naturally, and the poor and indigent would likewise be allowed to partake of any and all fields in Israel. However, the forgiving of the debts became an issue for Israel. All economies function on debt. You exchange something of value to receive the goods that you need. If you have likewise provided goods to another, yet now the debt owed to you is erased, on the surface it appears as though you are out the resource you provided to the other party. That creates a potential disaster in the minds of many economists. It creates a state of loss that most would argue as unrecoverable. The priests of Israel devised methods to avoid the mass forgiveness of debts for this very reason.
What this did, however, was show a complete lack of faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It was a direct challenge to the power of God himself. It said that God’s power was not sufficient to see Israel through the time of release. If Israel would have stayed true to the laws of God and honored the Sabbath rest, they would have seen an outpouring of the blessing and power of God that would have far surpassed anything that occurred when Israel was led to the wilderness from Egypt. Alas, as it always happens – man loses the ability to trust the Lord for increase and sustenance. Indeed, the Lord told Israel that he would provide three times the required quantity of crops before the Shemitah year. The provision would be so great that Israel would still be eating the old crops three years later.
~ Deuteronomy 15:1-5 KJV – At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.
And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the Lord’s release. Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release; save when there shall be no poor among you; for the Lord shall greatly bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it: only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day.
Leviticus 26:31-35 KJV – And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours. And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it. And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies’ land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths. As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it. ~
HERE IS WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING
As we see from Jonathan Cahn’s work in The Harbinger, America experienced the judgment of the Shemitah. This was evidenced most profoundly by the two greatest stock market crashes in history – September 17th, 2001 (direct result of the terror attack) and September 29th, 2008 (also a direct result of the 2001 terror attack). Likewise, as The Harbinger brought to light, both of these final nails in the financial coffin occurred on the 29th of Elul, or the final day of the discharging of debts. Indeed, that is exactly what the stock market crashed did.
As The Harbinger points out, America found itself in the Shemitah, or Sabbath cycle. It was exactly 7 years to the day on the Jewish calendar when these two crashes occurred. However, there is something else here that must be understood. The Shemitah that America found itself under reveals a critical piece of the prophetic puzzle that was unknown prior to that time.
Earlier we discussed the nature of the judgments of the Old Testament, and how they are shadows of judgments to come. We were able to bring to light that Isaiah chapter 9 was going to happen twice, and that the Genesis timeline reveals that the two towers were going to fall. In fact, the clock was started for the two towers the day that the first tower fell on the plains of Shinar. This understanding is critical to what I am going to present next.
One of the great mysteries in end time’s prophecy is the timing of God. During the life of ancient Israel, the Israelites kept a continuous calendar that God gave to them. Even during the Babylonian captivity they kept the calendar. We know that it matched God’s calendar as Christ came exactly when the prophecy of 70 weeks of Daniel said he would. Likewise, during the death, burial and resurrection, Christ fulfilled the appointed days of Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits to the calendar day they were celebrated. However, when the Roman Tenth Legion destroyed Jerusalem and scattered the Jewish people, all formal time keeping efforts ceased. While we can still know the general date as we know when Rome advanced on Israel, the differences in the Jewish calendar and the Gregorian calendar make the exact date an unknown. Simply stated, we can know the approximate Jewish year (there is debate about this in rabbinical circles to this day), but we cannot be certain of where we are on God’s calendar.
There are efforts, of course, to track the current Sabbath cycle. Many of which also agree with the Sabbath year releases we have spoken about so far. However, absent a direct revelation from the Lord, we are still in the dark to exactly when the Sabbath year occurs. Even the birth and death of Jesus are not known one hundred percent. Most accounts place the birth at 1 or 2 BC. Likewise, the death of Christ is placed at 32 or 33 AD. Never underestimate the difference a year makes.
Even if we know the proper year on the Jewish calendar (I have seen differences that run as great as 450 years), all records as to exactly which year the Sabbath – or Shemitah – falls on are unverifiable for confirming the Sabbath cycles. They are educated guesses at best. Given that the Lord has intentionally blinded Israel and the Jewish people, we must remember that they may be operating in that delusion with any of their scholarship efforts. So, it seems that we cannot be 100 percent sure of the current Sabbath cycle. At least that’s what we thought.
Malachi 3:6 speaks a timeless truth – “I am the Lord, I change not”. Many have uttered this verse, yet never truly grasped the implication. It means exactly what it says. What you see from the Lord today is the same as it was yesterday – and tomorrow. The same applies to God’s calendar. Even though Israel ceased to function as a nation for over 1,900 years and her calendar was never completely kept through any official methods, God’s calendar was kept. The Harbinger revealed something that none of us ever expected:
It revealed the actual Sabbath cycle God is operating on.
Stated differently, the seven year cycle from September 2001 to September 2008 was not a one shot deal. It was the revealing of the exact calendar cycle where God currently sits. It served to synchronize God’s calendar to man’s calendar. What exactly does this mean? It tells us one simple, immutable fact – now that we know the Sabbath cycle, we know when the Sabbath will come from here on out. It is no longer educated speculation. It is now an iron clad fact.
As we said earlier, most Jewish calendars have presented these years as the Shemitah, but we still lacked that final confirmation from God himself. Prior to the Sabbath cycle from 2001 to 2008, we did not know if the current Jewish timekeeping efforts were correct. We assumed they were, but now we know for certain.
That in and of itself is not a bad thing. In a world where God is honored it becomes a non-issue – except for Israel of course, which is commanded to keep the Sabbath cycle. For the rest of the world it matters little by itself as long as the world remains primarily godly in its pursuits. This was indeed the case as the western world has been primarily Christian, and the dominate force on the earth during the bulk of the church age. Unfortunately, as we learned in The Harbinger, this has not remained the case. Hence, the judgments that fell in September 2001 and September 2008.
Likewise, during the age of grace there was no need for the Sabbath cycle to be revealed. The faith of Christ spread quickly, and it was the standard for the western world. It was not until the 1960’s that the west began to fully turn away from God. It was the 1990’s that witnessed the rise of what would become most of today’s greatest abominations. While the Clinton Administration was tame by today’s standards, it was the Administration that oversaw the first real attempts to redefine the culture of the United States. Likewise, the rest of the Western world also underwent a radical transformation. By the time 2001 came, the United States and the rest of the world was on a collision course with prophecy.
The time had come to reveal the final prophetic timeline of the Lord. I wonder, would we have reacted differently if we had realized what was truly occurring?
Instead, what we now have is the setting of God’s prophetic clock. We now know where we sit on God’s Sabbath clock. We also know that America has not learned from her mistakes. Likewise, we know that the world has followed our lead and that the God of the Holy Bible is now public enemy number one. In other words, the world has turned its back on God and ignored the warnings – the harbingers of coming judgment – and moved full steam towards final judgment. This presents a slight problem. . .
The next Shemitah starts Thursday, September 25th, 2014.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
It’s about to get very interesting around the world. Understand, what you are about to read is not a series of predictions. Rather, it is simply a telling of what the Shemitah means to the world. We do not know the exact instruments by which these occur, just as we don’t know the exact instruments of the Book of Revelation. For example, we know the ancient nations, but we will not know the current names of the kings (Presidents) until their time actually comes. That said, we know the net effect of what they bring. The same holds true for the Shemitah.
First, it can be said with no leap of the imagination that we have not turned back to God. To the contrary, the world now delights in specifically mocking and dishonoring him. This will not work. The Shemitah was revealed on much, much less. Now, we have reveled in the behaviors that brought the judgments in the first place.
Second, now that we have the historical reference to see what happened both before and during the completion of the last Shemitah cycle, it is likewise no stretch to say that the world should be shaking in its boots. Of course it is not. This is a mistake that will prove to be fatal. We may be getting ready to end the second Shemitah cycle, but it will represent the third such judgment. What is the adage in baseball?
Three strikes and you are out.
The first strike came September 2001. The second strike came September 2008. Guess where that leaves us?
Here is what is going to transpire:
The Shemitah begins September 25th, 2014. It will end September 13th, 2015. If that date is ringing a bell it’s for a good reason. We discussed it earlier in the three heralds. More on this in a moment.
Over the course of the coming Shemitah year, there will come an economic and agricultural devastation the world has never seen before. It will proceed in stages. It will be accompanied by massive and terrible wars. The wars are inevitable when you throw into the mix the current state of global unrest. Massive unrest on the heels of starvation and destroyed economies will always bring war.
We know that these will be Biblical in scale as judgments are a purification of the people. They are designed to return the earth to a state of perfection. Such things always run in threes. Two are past, the third is soon to come.
Each stage will be progressively worse than the last. The death toll will rise to astronomical levels.
The final and most terrible day of the Shemitah will occur on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. On this day most of the world’s economies (especially the western world) will meet their full and final demise. It may come in the form of a signed agreement, or perhaps an attack on a major financial institution that was the only thing holding the monetary system together.
Come Monday, September 14th, 2015 there will be nothing left to hold together.
As it was with both 2001 and 2008, the economic and agricultural disasters wrought by the Shemitah will likewise start with a singular event.
We have covered a lot of ground so far. There is more than enough here to open the eyes of the most cynical person. Right now you are most likely sitting in stunned silence, especially if you have been reading The Harbinger. I have bad news for you – we are not done yet.
It gets worse.
REVELATION AND THE COMING SHEMITAH
The natural question is whether the Shemitah fits any of the things we see in the Book of Revelation. The short answer is yes – it does. It’s how closely they match that is the frightening thing. When you begin to look at the coming judgments, especially the seven sealed scroll, you can see exactly where the Sabbath cycle might just fall into place.
Let’s start with a basic understanding of the overall timing of the Book of Revelation, with regards to the start of the actual time known as the tribulation. It must be remembered that the Book of Revelation deals with more than the seven years of the tribulation. It begins with the rapture and concludes with eternity when the New Jerusalem comes down. Starting with verse 4:1 (the rapture) we see the sequence of events that bring the seven year tribulation – the opening of the seven seals and the four horsemen of the apocalypse. It is not until the sixth seal (6:12) that the seven year treaty is signed and the seven year tribulation actually starts. If you cross reference the events of the four horsemen with Daniel 11 and Ezekiel 38 and 39 you will see the stunning parallels that most simply read past in their studies.
Here are the seals that occur between the time of the rapture and the start of the tribulation:
~ Revelation 6 ESV – Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.
3 When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.
5 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart[a] of wheat for a denarius,[b] and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!”
7 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.
9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. 10 They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants[c] and their brothers[d] should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.
12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. 14 The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. 15 Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave[e] and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” ~
I thought it was best to simply list out all of Revelation 6 for this discussion. Now, read through these verses with the Shemitah in mind. What you will see is going to floor you. Let us put aside the individual colors of the horses for a moment, and concentrate solely on what comes with each seal.
The first seal brings the Antichrist, but not yet the Antichrist. He conquers with a bow, but no arrows. We see from Daniel chapter 11 that he manipulates the world into war against Israel. His actions behind the scenes will bring the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 and 39 – the nuclear war known as Gog and Magog.
This will devastate the world economies and food supply – or what is left after the devastation of the rapture in Revelation 4:1. Check off the first seal in Shemitah sequence – it fits the requirements.
The second seal brings the confirmation that the manipulations of the Antichrist were successful. As it was with the first seal, the second seal likewise fits.
The third seal is the direct implementation of the Shemitah. In the third seal we see that 75 percent of the world’s economic power has vanished. We also know that this is based upon food shortages as the oil and wine are part and parcel to this judgment. While it is beyond the scope of this discussion, it is well worth looking into the shortages of bees that have been occurring without explanation. If the current rate of disappearance continues, we will have a massive shortage of world food, and it will occur very quickly. It is estimated that we could lose one fourth of the global food supply within days. Olives and grapes (oil and wine) would be immune to the disappearance of bees as they are pollinated by the wind. This is exactly how you can get the effect recorded with the second seal.
Also, it bears mentioning that there was an eerie lack of flowering plants this spring. No flowers and no bees equals no food.
The fourth seal is the net effect of the first three, and brings the totality of the Shemitah effect on the fields and finances.
The fifth seal brings the mass martyrdom’s of those that come to Christ after missing the rapture. It is not just beheading during the first 42 months, but martyrdom through any means at hand.
The net effect of the fourth and fifth seals further intensify the Shemitah on the earth.
The sixth seal occurs as a result of the seven year treaty signed between Israel and her enemies in the Gog – Magog war, negotiated by the Antichrist. It begins with a massive global earthquake that literally sends everybody with access to underground emergency bunkers into hiding (shelters and basements also fit the description in Revelation 6 – there would have been no real equivalent in John’s day when he saw these things). The entire economic and power structure of the world will cease to exist (what’s left of it) when world government, finance and industry leaders run and hide from the coming judgments.
The sixth seal effectively shuts down what remains of the world. For global food and the global economy – that would be checkmate.
The seventh seal brings the sealing of the 144,000 Jews in chapter 7, also an indication that the tribulation has officially begun.
We can see that the first six seals in Revelation bear an uncanny resemblance to the Shemitah, and our present history bears out the uncanny similarities for us. So the question becomes whether or not it is just a coincidence, or are we seeing the unfolding of the Shemitah in the first six seals. We will explore this possibility in just a moment.
WHAT COMES NEXT?
This is a good time to recap what we have learned so far. A quick review will help to keep the proper perspective on the information, and help us to remember that it is all connected. Here is the order of events so far:
Three heralds of the end of the age started in September 2008, with the rise of a king that knew not Israel.
The trumpets of Joel 2:1 began to sound across the globe, including in Jerusalem.
The feast day’s tetrad began, and a pattern of prophetic fulfillment was revealed.
The signs in the heavens are coming to the fall feast days starting in September 2015.
A. The sun will be darkened
B. The moon will not give its light
C. The moon will be turned to blood
D. The stars will fall from the heavens
The three heralds are compatible with the prophecy of Joel chapter 2. This is evidenced by the pouring out of the Holy Spirit upon all flesh that is occurring across the globe. It is also evidenced by the unusually high incidence rate of volcanic activity, earthquakes and tsunami’s.
All three of these confirmations likewise fit perfectly with the days of Lot and Noah – also an end time’s prophecy given by Jesus Christ himself.
The three heralds will cease with the final of the three heralds in September 2015.
The judgments of God revealed that we are in the midst of a Shemitah, or Sabbath cycle. The first cycle was from September 2001 to September 2008. It was in September 2008 that the first of the three heralds began, and it was a foregone conclusion who would rise to power in the United States.
The warnings of The Harbinger have not been heeded, which now requires judgment to fall yet again on America and the world.
However, this will not be the second judgment to fall – it will be the third. The first judgment fell in September 2001 – which was likewise an end to a Shemitah cycle (though, not declared as the nine Harbingers had not yet manifested). The second judgment fell in September 2008. The first two judgments were progressive in their severity. The third judgment will be nothing less than cataclysmic.
The first judgment of September 2001 was the judgment of the day of release alone.
The second judgment of September 2008 was the judgment of the day of release – and it included the full Sabbath year where the world experienced collective judgments that led to the final release on 29 Elul. It was tremendously more severe than the judgment of 2001.
Neither of these judgments have captured our attention and brought us to repentance. That leaves us in a third and final terrible predicament.
The third judgment begins September 25th, 2014 and will reach its climax on the 29th of Elul – September 13th, 2015. On this day the final hammer stroke will fall. The planet will be plunged into the very worst of economic circumstances ever known.
True to the pattern of three – the number of God’s perfection – we will complete the second declared Sabbath cycle in September 2015. We know that the Sabbath cycles never cease. For 1,900 years we had no verifiable record of where we were at in the calendar of cycles. This changed on September 11th, 2001, when God himself confirmed exactly where we sat on his Sabbath calendar.
This means that after the financial disasters of the coming Shemitah, starting September 2014, we will begin a new Sabbath cycle that will likewise run for seven years.
The new Sabbath cycle will begin on September 14th, 2015. This is the day that the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give it light. It is the start of the signs of the third herald.
It is also the start of the third declared Sabbath cycle since we were given God’s prophetic calendar on September 11th, 2001. That would give us the number of God’s perfection in the current Sabbath cycles: 777.
The prophetic significance of these Sabbath cycles, and the completion of the 777 is confirmed in the reverse Genesis timeline. We see first the confirmation of the 777 of the three Sabbath cycles with Lamech in Genesis 5:31. In the reverse process, we see this confirmation come just before the rapture in verse 5:24. True to this prophetic confirmation, we can see now the 777 before the rapture has occurred.
In Genesis 4:24, we have the confirmation through Lamech again that the tribulation is beginning. We have the confirming of the 70 weeks of Daniel. This is followed in the same verse by the confirming that the seven years of the tribulation has begun.
THE SABBATH CYCLE AND THE END TIMES FULFILLMENT
There is one remaining evidence that must be examined. We must determine if the Shemitah cycle really does shepherd the start of the tribulation. Is the Shemitah what we are seeing with the opening of the first six seals in Revelation chapter 6? The very best way to judge this possibility is to verify if the Shemitah fits with the other fulfillment’s of the Old Testament that we find in the Book of Revelation.
If the Shemitah does indeed fit, then it will strengthen the other fulfillment’s. Likewise, it will leave certain natural conclusions to be decided by everyone that considers the evidence discussed here. However, if the Shemitah is not compatible with the other fulfillment’s, and the things that we have discussed here, it could provide evidence that we are not as close to the tribulation as most now believe we are.
To complete this process, we must first define the other fulfillment’s of the Old Testament that occur in the Book of Revelation. To do this, we must understand something. The Book of revelation is full of events and imagery that are rooted in the Old Testament. These are the proofs to many things in prophecy, first of which is the timing of the rapture or the Great Assembly.
Among these proofs are the opening and closing of the Temple doors. The doors show us the start of both the morning and evening services at the Temple. Also, the silence in heaven lasting for the space of half an hour. This occurs also in the earthly Temple on the Day of Atonement. The half hour of silence occurred when the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies. The silence was linked to respect and the need to listen for the telltale ringing of the bell, which would indicate if the High Priest was successful in his efforts – or if the Lord struck him dead for being less than properly prepared. We see additional proofs in the white stone, the new name, the secret manna, the white raiment and the white robes as well. These are proofs of three different fulfillment’s from the Law of Moses – the seclusion of the High Priest in the days between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. Likewise, they also show the course of priests coming on duty in the Temple, and the initiation of the new order of priests as well.
There is a premise that we need to address, and it is touched on in other sections of this site. From the rapture to the Second Coming there must be a total of eight days, or eight years in order to fulfill the Law of Moses. More specifically, there must be a minimum total of ten days (Ten Days of Awe) from rapture to judgment with the rapture being the first day (Feast of Trumpets) and the judgment being the tenth day (Day of Atonement). That leaves a total of eight days, or eight years that must be fulfilled between the rapture and the Second Coming.
So the question becomes how to get eight plus days from a seven year tribulation (a full eight years is required with the Judgment of Nations occurring not until the tenth day has begun, or the Day of Atonement). We have already touched on the additional 30 days at mid-tribulation in the section on the timing of the tribulation, which puts the grand total at a minimum of 2,550 days. However, there is one thing that many simply never consider when studying prophecy:
Unless the rapture and the signing of the seven year treaty occur on the exact same day, the tribulation begins sometime after the rapture. Each day that separates the two events – combined with the separation at the mid-tribulation point – puts us one day closer to the eight day requirement.
Here is a link to the page detailing the timing of the tribulation:
So, does the Shemitah – or yearly Sabbath cycle – fit the other fulfillment’s of the tribulation?
The last thing that must be understood – and the most enlightening of them all – is that when we look at the Sabbath cycles in relation to the other fulfillment’s that occur with the rapture and the tribulation, we see that they not only fit – they are absolutely critical to those fulfillment’s.
Stated differently, when we apply the current Sabbath cycle to the coming years, we see that they complete a perfect prophetic alignment for the prophecies detailed in Daniel and Revelation. Let’s take a look at these additional fulfillment’s and an overall timeline for the period from the rapture to the Second Coming.
Here is the first of two timelines of the fall feasts declared in the Law of Moses:
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Click on image for greater detail. T = Feast of Trumpets A = Day of Atonement T=Feast of Tabernacles
This timeline shows just the Biblical requirements for the appointed days for each feast. It also shows the singular distinction of the Day of Atonement as a “Sabbath of rest”. That makes Atonement the only feast day to have the same designation as the weekly, or seventh day Sabbath. This is a prophetic reference to the future significance of the feast.
It tells us that the Day of Atonement was set as the day of the Second Coming when the Lord declared it to Moses.
It is the Second Coming which begins the seventh and final day of creation, or the last 1,000 years. That would be the final Sabbath, served in perpetuity throughout the whole of the millennial reign of Christ. Likewise, this goes hand in hand with the perpetual celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, or the feast of the coming Kingdom.
Click on image for greater detail. T = Feast of Trumpets A = Day of Atonment
Click on image for greater detail. T = Feast of Trumpets A = Day of Atonement
The second graph shows the imposition of the 10 days of awe, and how the two Sabbaths, the eight days from the rapture to the Second Coming, and the Day of the Lord fit into the days of the fall feasts.
The two Sabbath days in the final week of the age also stand as a memorial to what once was is that which shall be. It represents how the world started from a state of rest in the beginning, and how it will be returned to a state of rest in the end. It likewise shows God’s full and final power, even during the darkest times in the history of humanity. It is a declaration to the world that no matter how bad the days become, there is a rest in the Lord coming.
The following two graphs demonstrates ten separate fulfillment’s that match perfectly with the Sabbath years falling on the first and eighth days between the rapture and the Second Coming. It shows that the Sabbath cycle is the last piece of the puzzle for understanding God’s final timing on the coming tribulation.
It must be remembered that all parts of the Law of Moses must be fulfilled. Most are fulfilled with Messiah. However, there are parts that cannot be fulfilled by Messiah. These include the appointed days of the feasts, to include the days between the feasts, the parts of the Law that specifically require the congregation to fulfill, and the Sabbath cycle which was given in the Law of Moses before any of the seven major feasts were established, save Passover.
It should be noted that what you are about to see is also ironclad proof of the pre-tribulation rapture. In fact, none of these fulfillment’s are possible without it.
Click on image for greater detail. T = Feast of Trumpets. A = Day of Atonement
Click on image for greater detail. T = Feast of Trumpets. A = Day of Atonement
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Here are the ten separate fulfillment’s that coincide with the coming Sabbath cycle. Remember, this speaks only to the Sabbath cycle, and as such, what you will see in the graph is possible every seven years. The following graph does not take into account the other issues that have been brought forth in this article:
1. The Sabbath Cycle
The first timeline is simply showing the coming Sabbath cycle, starting with the final year of the current Sabbath cycle. This timeline replays every seven years. It shows the Sabbath on the seventh year of the prior cycle, followed by the seventh year of the future cycle.
It also shows the Sabbaths falling on the first and eighth days of the eight years from the rapture to the Second Coming. This is also a prophetic reference to the coming perpetual fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles, which also declares a Sabbath on the first and eighth days.
Also, it should be noted that the fulfillment of the Sabbath requires two things. It requires the ceasing of all work and a Holy Convocation, or a Holy Assembly. We will see that several of the fulfillment’s of the tribulation provide that both requirements are met. In fact, it is the Sabbath requirements for Holy Convocation which show us prophetically that the first and eighth years from the rapture to the Second Coming MUST be Sabbath years on earth, and Sabbath days in heaven.
Great Assembly of Israel
The second timeline shows the Great Assembly. The GA was convened every seven years. It was a declared Sabbath of Rest, making it a perfect fit with the coming Sabbath cycle. It was a one day assembly.
What made the Great Assembly different from the Assembly in the other six years was the attendance of the King, as well as the attendance of the women and children. In the Assembly that occurred the other six years, it was the men alone that were required to attend. In the Great Assembly, however, it was the entire congregation that was called to the Temple.
As we said, the King himself attended the Great Assembly. It was the King that actually sounded the call of the two trumpets as well. He would blow two gold trumpets – the first to raise the camp, or “awaken the dead” (actually called “awakening the dead” in ancient Israel) – and the last trump to order the camp to “come up” to the Holy Temple. There would be a very short space between the two trumps – just enough time to throw on your coat and head for the door.
Once assembled, the scroll of the Law would be passed among the priests and the Assembly, with none being worthy to open it. It would then be handed to the High Priest, which handed it to the King.
It was the King alone that was worthy to loose the seal thereof.
The Active Course of the Priesthood
In the days of the Temple, there were 24 courses (or shifts) of priests that traded duty in the Temple. Each course would serve the official functions of presenting the offerings and sacrifices during their tour of duty. Each course was on station for a week, and would be called twice a year to serve. They would serve the other functions of the priesthood, such as the Sanhedrin, during the remainder of the year.
The course of priests that were next to serve would be summoned to the Temple, arriving hours before the Sabbath would commence. They would prepare and purify themselves, and dress in the white raiment of their office.
In the early hours of the Sabbath they would relieve the current course of priests and start their tour. They would remain in the Temple for the next seven days, meticulously attending the requirements of the Lord in His Holy Temple.
The Following Sabbath, in the early morning hours, they would be relieved by the oncoming course. Once relieved, they would gather on the eighth and final day of their tour (the Sabbath Day that they were relieved) and sit together for a final meal at the Temple.
After this final day they would depart the Temple for home.
The High Priest and the seclusion for Atonement
After the Feast of Trumpets, the High Priest would need to prepare for the upcoming Day of Atonement. This was the feast of the judgment, and it was the most solemn of all the feasts. It was the day where all of the sins of Israel would be atoned for the following year.
If the High Priest was less than deadly serious, or ritually unclean in ANY way, the Lord would strike him dead when he entered the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement. This is the only day of the year that any human was permitted to enter the presence of God.
When the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies, there would be complete silence throughout the entire Temple, lasting the space of half an hour – the length of time required for the process in the Holy of Holies. The silence was more than an issue of respect – it was practical. The priests and Jews were listening for the telltale sounds of small bells worn by the High Priest.
If the bell was sounded the priests would know that he had fallen. Likewise, they would know to pull on the rope also attached to the High Priest. If he died in the Holy of Holies, the other priests could not – under any circumstances – go in and get him. They had to pull him out. If they entered the Holy of Holies for ANY reason they would also be struck dead.
If the High Priest was ritually unclean, or if he missed any part of the process (or performed it out of order) he was finished. It is understandable that the current High Priest would be interested in getting the process exactly right. Likewise, even if he got the process exactly right, and remained pure – if his heart was not exactly right then the sins of Israel would not be atoned. He would emerge from the Holy of Holies – and Israel would be set for a really bad year.
So, to prepare for this most important day, the High Priest would go into seven days of seclusion after the Feast of Trumpets. While in seclusion he would read the Law and remain clean. On the eighth day he would emerge. He would gather with the rest of the priests for a meal, and then prepare for the following days activities.
On the 9th day (day 10 of the 10 days of Awe) – the Day of Atonement – he would emerge publically before the Assembly. He could not be touched as he had not yet ascended to the heavenly chamber – and before the presence of God.
Once the process was complete he could be touched. Likewise, the High Priest would now depart the Temple and begin the administration of the coming year which he had just atoned for.
Initiation of the New Order of Priests
The process to become a priest was not an easy one in ancient Israel. There were nearly 200 hundred issues that could disqualify you from serving in the office.
Upon the acceptance for service, the new initiates would be summoned to the Temple in the hours before the Sabbath. As it was with the active course of priests, the new initiates would be prepared to start a process that lasted seven days, or Sabbath to Sabbath.
They would ritually clean and dress in the white raiment of the priesthood, being given a white robe made ritually clean. Likewise, they would be given a white stone and a new name. They would go “on duty” with the active course of priests and complete the process.
At the conclusion of the week, on the following Sabbath, they would likewise be relieved.
If all was right and acceptable, they would record their new names of the priest hood in the Temple register and the city register of Jerusalem. If not, they would be stripped of their white stone, have their name stricken from the books and their white robe would be taken. They would be dressed in a black – or “dirty” robe – and cast from both the Temple and Jerusalem into the outer darkness. The gates would be shut and locked behind them.
The successful candidates would then join the course of priests for the same eighth day meal in the Temple. Following the meal they would depart the Temple and begin their new lives in the service of God – now a part of the “kingdom of priests” in His service.
This is perhaps the most known and understood of the fulfillment’s of the Law of Moses present in the rapture and tribulation period.
After the long wait, the Father tells the Son that the preparations are complete. The Son has used his learned skills – such as carpentry – to build the bridal chamber at the house of his Father. It is the room – translated “mansion” many times in the English – where the Bride and Bridegroom will hide away for seven days.
The Bridegroom sets out to retrieve his Bride. Usually occurring at night, the bridal party (friends of the Bridegroom) announce shortly in advance of his arrival “the Bridegroom comes!”
Very shortly is a more accurate description. There would be just enough time to throw on the wedding garment, light the lamps and go. As the Bridegroom arrives the last announcement goes out that proclaims “come out!”
In ancient Israel this was done with trumpets and shofars. Today, it is done with car horns.
At this time the Bride would be snatched up and carried away – literally. She would not walk as the others would do. She would ride in the Israelite equivalent of a litter.
Upon arriving at the Father’s house, the Bride and Bridegroom would enter the house, followed by the massive wedding party. With the Assembly present on the first day of the wedding, the Bride and Bridegroom would enter the bridal chamber while the friends of the Father would commence to celebration that ran for the entire seven days that the couple was secluded in the chamber.
On the eighth day the married couple would emerge. Now, the entire assembly would gather once more for the marriage supper.
The following day, the couple would return very publically to the house that had likewise been prepared for the newlyweds. Unlike the catching away of the bride which occurred “in secret” and at night – with the bride veiled, the return occurred in the daylight down the very same streets where they had left.
This time every eye would see the Bridegroom and the Bride, knowing exactly what had happened eight days prior.
Once the couple arrives at their new home, they would remain in Sabbath rest for the next year. They would enjoy each the company of each other during this time. After this Sabbath rest, they would start the rest of their lives together.
The Counting of the Omer
This is the least understood of the required fulfillment’s of the coming tribulation. The Law of Moses requires the counting of 49 days – from First Fruits to the day before Pentecost. During this time, the omer, or measurements of barley are counted. Also, the presentation of the First Fruits of barley for the congregation are completed.
On the Feast of First Fruits, there are two wave offerings made at the Temple. The first of these wave offerings are made for the High Priest and the priesthood itself. This was done so that the priests themselves were compliant with the law and acceptable to offer the remaining First fruits.
The second offering – or offerings – were made on behalf of the congregation. In other words, the First fruits offerings that the people brought to Jerusalem were to be offered. Those closest to Jerusalem (and God) would have their offerings presented on the first day. It should be noted that the first day’s offerings were completed when Christ ascended to heaven after he arose on First Fruits and cleansed the Temple. He was the fulfillment of the wave offering of the High Priest, and presented the Old testament saints seen walking in Jerusalem as the first days offerings of the congregation.
This leaves 48 “days” of barley first fruits yet to be fulfilled. This fulfillment occurs during the 48 months (first four years after the rapture). However, this will be 48 months on the Jewish calendar, which will be approximately three months shy of 48 months on the Gregorian calendar that the rest of the world will be operating under at this time.
Remember that the rapture fulfills the second day of the omer, or the second day of barley offerings for the congregation. That leaves us with 47 days left to fulfill. This adds a fourth month between the Jewish and Gregorian completion of 48 months. That puts the completion of the final 47 “days” of the barley omer at the start of Pentecost, with Pentecost occurring in the midst of the 47th, or final day. More on this in a moment.
Pentecost is the 50th day of First Fruits, or the day that the First Fruits of the wheat harvest are presented at the Temple. On Pentecost, the 144,000 sealed Jews are raptured as the First Fruits of the wheat harvest.
This accompanies the short break at mid-tribulation where the Abomination of Desolation occurs, which then starts the Great Tribulation, the time of Jacob’s trouble and the main harvest of the fields.
There is more detail on the timing and requirements for the counting of the omer in the section on the timing of the tribulation, and the order of resurrections and martyrdom’s during the tribulation period.
The Seven Year Tribulation
This timeline shows how the Sabbath year release of debts and farm fields match the timing of the first six seals to start the tribulation. Likewise, it shows that it is the seventh seal that starts the final seven years of the age, and the final seven year Sabbath cycle. Again, this is a prophetic replay of the perfection of 777.
It also shows the space from the rapture to the signing of the treaty – a requirement in order to fulfill the 10 days of Awe. Likewise, it shows where the six seals are completed just before the Sabbath year concludes, allowing for the short space between the two halves of the tribulation as shown in Daniel.
9. The 10 Days of Awe
This timeline shows the fulfillment of the 10 days of Awe. It shows the Feast of Trumpets as the first day, and the Day of Atonement as the 10th day – as required by the Law of Moses. It then counts out the remaining eight days (years) between the two feast days.
10. The Heavenly Assembly
This timeline shows the calling of the Great Assembly in heaven, starting with the calling of the first assembly at the rapture.
It also shows the seven seal scroll, which is the model for the scroll of the law on earth. As the Great Assembly in Jerusalem starts with the passing of the scroll to the King to open, the heavenly assembly likewise starts with the passing of the seven sealed scroll to the King of kings.
We see the calling of the Great Assembly yet again seven years later, when the call is given to the host of heaven to assemble once more – this time for the great marriage feast.
There is one final observation that must be made concerning the Shemitah year itself. When you see the sequence of events in the Book of Revelation, from 4:1 to 6:12, you see a natural space where the Sabbath year release can occur. Here is what I mean. From verse 6:12 forward, we are in the declared time of the tribulation. However, we have never seen any indication that the events from 4:1 to 6:12 were ever declared a specific time of “anything”.
Here are a few examples of how the Bible defines different occurrences:
The Great Tribulation.
The time of Jacob’s Trouble.
The days of Noah.
The days of Lot.
The times of the Gentiles.
The winepress of the wrath of God.
The Day of the Lord.
The 70 weeks of Daniel.
You get the point. The problem with this is that the Bible officially declares every such time of judgment. Given what occurs with the first four seals it simply is not possible that the Lord would suddenly change from his established pattern – especially since Revelation 4:1 to 6:11 are critical to the final fulfillment’s of the Law of Moses. In fact, as we have already detailed, the Lord changes not.
When the Shemitah cycle was revealed to the world in 2001, we also received an answer to this problem. The reason that 4:1 to 6:12 is not specifically called “anything” is that it was always destined to be a Sabbath year release – a release that would bring judgment on the world.
In other words, 4:1 to 6:12 was not just declared a Shemitah release:
It is the final prophetic fulfillment of the Sabbath year release. Just as Messiah fulfilled the blood sacrifices required in the Law of Moses, the rapture fulfills the Great Assembly and the martyrdom’s in the first half of the tribulation fulfill the counting of the omer, the events from 4:1 to 6:12 are the final fulfillment of the Shemitah release.
As it is with the rest of the Law of Moses, so must the the Shemitah be fulfilled.
We have discussed a tremendous volume of information in this project. It does not begin to scratch the surface however. A good way to close this report is with a few additional pieces of information that add to the overall picture.
On September 23rd, 2017 there will be a fulfillment of the signs in the heaven given in Revelation 12:1-5. However, contrary to conventional wisdom, these signs do not occur at the mid-point of the tribulation period. They happen before the midway point (close enough that they can still be considered mid-trib, but separate enough to allow the fulfillment of the events found at mid-trib). It is the signs in the heaven which herald the war in the second heaven between Michael the Archangel and Satan. Once defeated, Satan is cast to the earth. It is at this time that Satan begins the final, rage filled preparations for the full rise of the beast kingdom that will rule for the final 42 months.
Revelation chapter 13 is the key to understanding that this war between Satan and Michael occurs before the mid-tribulation period. Verse 13:5 is the point where the signs in the heavens catch up to the mid-tribulation period, and the rise of the beast kingdom. The same principle applies to verse 13:14 for the False Prophet.
That means that the four separate pieces found in chapter 12 and 13 sync up at 12:6, 12:14, 13:5 and 13:14 to launch the events that bring the second 42 months of the tribulation. That leaves 12:1-5, 12:7-13, 13:1-4 and 13:11-13 as the set up to the events at mid-trib, all occurring before mid-trib.
When trying to understand what exactly constitutes the period of time known as “mid-trib”, it helps to think of it in these terms:
The middle of the tribulation begins when the Antichrist enters Jerusalem. It ends when the Jews leave Jerusalem.
The Antichrist enters Jerusalem and kills the two witnesses after their 1,260 days are complete. The Jews flee Jerusalem to start their 1, 260 days of protection. The events known collectively as the Abomination of Desolation occur between the “coming and going” of Jerusalem. The signs in the heavens detailed in Revelation 12 occur shortly before the Antichrist starts the campaign that brings him to Israel.
~ Daniel 11:29-30 KJV – At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. ~
It will start with an assault on the Egyptian Empire. It will quickly become an invasion of Israel. This is what happens immediately after the heavenly signs in Revelation 12. It is only after the successful invasion of Israel that the Antichrist can enter Jerusalem and kill the two witnesses.
This goes hand in hand with the next consideration. On May 14th, 2018, it will be 70 years since Israel became a nation in a day. Now, there are many discussions as to the length of a Biblical generation, but there are other issues that must be taken into consideration.
During the Babylonian captivity, Israel sat in 70 years of judgment for her disobedience to God. Israel was forced into 70 years of exile in Babylon. The prophecy of Daniel’s 70 weeks tells us that Israel would cut off and deny the Messiah 483 years after the order to restore Jerusalem and the Temple went forward. This was an offense for which Israel must still endure judgment.
In 2018, we will see the reverse occur. Stated differently, Israel will now face judgment for denying Messiah after 70 years of growing prosperity. The 70 years of exile followed 49 missed Shemitahs, or Sabbath years, or 490 years of missed Sabbath rests. Likewise, it will be the final Shemitah cycle that will see Israel brought into her final judgment – the time of Jacob’s Trouble. In short, after 70 years of growing prosperity, Israel will be judged – which will complete 490 years prophesied by Daniel.
490 years of disobedience to the Lord brought 70 years of judgment. That judgment brought the prophecy of Daniel’s 490 years. Now, 70 years of prophetic end times prosperity shall bring the completion of the prophesied 490 years. Again, for those that study the numbers, this gives us 490, 7, 7, 490, 7. That is 490 years of sin, followed by 70 years of judgment, followed by 70 years of restoration, which completes the 490 years of prophecy – with the last 7 years of the age.
Also, the four year prophetic sign of comet Ison comes due in December 2017. This tells us that war falls on Israel after this date. This prophetic omen comes due just five months before the 70 year judgment cycle completes and the required judgment falls. If this judgment is the coming time of Jacob’s Trouble, then it tells us that the tribulation starts somewhere between September 2014 and September 2015. The time of Jacob’s Trouble comes after the Antichrist wages war on Israel and wins. This possibility is strengthened by the coming signs discussed in this article.
There is one more piece to the overall equation that must be discussed. There are two primary parts to the signs in the heavens that occur on September 23, 2017. There is the original sign in the stars that show the women, the dragon and the birth of the child. However, there are also the signs of the war in heaven between Michael the Archangel and Satan, the serpent. These signs are found in Revelation 12:7-9.
In addition to the stars in the heavens playing out the September 23rd sign, they also play out the war between Michael and Satan. This occurs with Saturn, Mercury, Serpens and Sagittarius. On December 6th, 2017, we see Michael and Satan converge (conjunction, appearing as one) on each other in the heavens. This is represented by Mercury (Michael) and Saturn (Satan). This convergence, or battle occurs directly between Sagittarius (the Antichrist) and Serpens (the Serpent constellation representing the dragon).
This battle is broken off quickly and the two separate. The fight is rejoined on January 11th, 2018. This time, Saturn (Satan) is cast into Sagittarius (the Antichrist and beast kingdom). This is followed by the completion of being cast down into the beast on February 12th, 2018.
It is significant that this concludes with Satan entering the Antichrist and beast kingdom just 15 days before Purim, which is the Old Testament type and shadow of the Antichrist moving to destroy the Jews. This representation is found in Haman, his ten sons, and the gallows that were built to kill the Jews – also at the neck. These signs in the heavens conclude at the very same time where Haman launched his plot to annihilate the Jews.
Purim was the date when the Jews were delivered.
Likewise, these signs in the heavens conclude just three months before the 70 years of prosperity end in Israel on May 14th, 2018. It is after this date that the time of judgment, or Jacob’s Trouble can begin. The second 42 months of the tribulation are the time of Jacob’s trouble.
In one final prophetic twist, May 14th occur exactly seven days before Pentecost. That would be the exact same Pentecost we discussed earlier regarding the First Fruits of the wheat harvest. To refresh your memory, after the rapture there will remain 47 “days” of the counting of the omer to fulfill. This 47 days will run the 47 Jewish months after the rapture occurs. They conclude at Pentecost, when the First Fruits of the wheat harvest – the 144,000 sealed Jews are raptured to heaven for presentation at the Holy Temple of God.
As it happens, there are exactly 46 Jewish months between the start of the Shemitah in September, 2014 and the conclusion of the 70 years of prosperity in May, 2018 – seven days before Pentecost. The 46 “days” end exactly on May 14th, 2018 – the day that Israel’s 70 years end. The 47th and final day starts, with Pentecost (the 50th day of the First Fruits cycle) occurring in the midst of this final day. Midst is not the correct word to use. Pentecost occurs one final, full Sabbath cycle after the 47th day commences. The day of Pentecost itself is the 50th and final day of First Fruits.
The final 42 months of the tribulation do not start until the 144,000 sealed Jews are called home and Israel’s 70 years are complete. To answer the next question, it puts the end of the tribulation exactly three and a half years later – at the fall feast days. Just in case you forgot – the Second Coming occurs on the Day of Atonement. This is also when the Judgment of Nations occurs – the final fulfillment of that particular feast day.
To help put this in perspective, here are some calendars to to give you a visual representation of these six months:
There is a great deal of information presented here. However, there is one glaring question that has not been addressed. Does this mean that the rapture will occur in the next year?
That’s the real question, isn’t it?
No man knows the day, nor hour. We can, however, know that the soon return of the Lord is close, even at the door. In fact, the Apostle Paul reminds us to stay alert, focused and watchful, so that the return of the Lord does not catch us unaware. It is the words of the Lord Jesus Christ that says it best.
Mark 13:37 – And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
While the 10 fulfillment’s of the tribulation and the Shemitah cycle can occur together every seven years, it is the addition of the three heralds, the coming third Shemitah cycle, the 70 years of Israel, and the additional signs of Revelation 12 that make the entire picture undeniable.
*** 12/4/2014 – I will be adding additional content to this page in the coming three months. There are additional revelations concerning the Sabbath week and and the timing of the tribulation that must be shared. Be sure to check back from time to time. ***
Take what you have seen here and pray. Seek the Lord for guidance, that you should understand the implication of these things. Turn to the Lord for answers as to the times and seasons, and to the soon return of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ask the Father the meaning of these things, believing upon the name of Jesus Christ and he shall reveal his truth to you.
Know this – what you have been reading here is a final warning. Time is short, do not put off salvation and overcoming another day.
For today may be your last.
In the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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