Anticipated Prophetic Events:
|Total Lunar Eclipse||Apr. 15, 2014||Passover|
|Total Lunar Eclipse||Oct. 8, 2014||Feast of Tabernacles|
|Total Solar Eclipse||Mar. 20, 2015||Rosh Chodesh Nisan|
|Total Lunar Eclipse||Apr. 4, 2015||Passover|
|Partial Solar Eclipse||Sep. 13, 2015|
|Total Lunar Eclipse||Sep. 28, 2015||Feast of Tabernacles|
The man-ordained European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) began on January 1, 2014. However, perhaps the the God-ordained 70th Week of years—the final 7 years of this age—began later in 2014 or in 2015 to fit into His holy calendar.
Interestingly, Sukkot = Feast of Tabernacles is observed for one week of 7 days:
The LORD said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the LORD’s Feast of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days.’”
We know that God’s prophesied 70th Week will last for one “week” of 7 years. Feasibly, then, this may be a hint that the first day of a 7-day Feast of Tabernacles also will begin the final 7-year period of this age, prior to the return of Jesus to rule and reign over the earth.
I am virtually convinced that Jesus will return to earth on a future Yom Kippur, which usually is in the early Fall of the year and always is five days before the first day of Sukkot = Feast of Tabernacles. It seems logical that the commencement of the final 7 years prior to His return also would be in the Fall of a recent year—maybe at the time of the total lunar eclipse on the Feast of Tabernacles, either in 2014 or in 2015.
In 2014, the two lunar eclipses—on Passover and on the Feast of Tabernacles—were significant. However, in 2015, the two lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses—on Passover and on the Feast of Tabernacles, as well as on Rosh Chodesh Nisan and on Rosh Chodesh Tishrei—were extremely significant. So, while there were two eclipses on Hebraic holy days in 2014, there were a very impressive four eclipses on Hebraic holy days in 2015. Thus, it seems reasonable to consider that God may have been focusing on 2015 in which to begin His 70th Week: the final 7 years of this age.
Interestingly, the final “blood moon,” on Sep. 27,28, 2015, was a supermoon eclipse. The moon was at its perigee, the closest point to the earth in its annual orbit around the earth. A total eclipse of the moon at this location is a very rare event, occurring only once every 18 years.
Therefore, it seems plausible that the timing of the last of the six solar and lunar eclipses in those two years—the “blood moon” on the Feast of Tabernacles, Sep. 28, 2015—could have been the most likely date for God to begin the final 7 years of this age on His holy calendar. Interestingly, two days later—Sep. 30, 2015—was when the Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War began, and their presence in Syria still continues.
In most Bible versions, Daniel 9:27 states that it is in the middle of the period launched by the 7-year agreement when sacrifice and offering will be put to an end:
He will confirm a covenant with many for one “seven,” but in the middle of that “seven” he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And one who causes desolation will place abominations on a wing until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.However, there also are Bible versions stating that it is in the midst of the 7-year agreement period when this occurs:
Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.So, what if “midst”—implying that it would take place at some unspecified time during the 7-year span—is the more accurate translation? It would seem to leave open the possibility that the sacrifice and offering being stopped could be at some point within the 7-year agreement period but not necessarily in the exact middle (or even middle year) of that period.
And he shall confirm a brit [covenant] with rabbim [the many] for one heptad [week of seven years]; and in the midst of the heptad he shall cause the zevach [sacrifice] and the minchah [gift offering] to cease, and on the kenaf [wing or overspreading] of the abominations is one making desolate, even until the complete destruction, a destruction that is decreed, shall be poured out upon the Shomem [Desolator, Destroyer].
Thus, it remains possible that the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) is the 7-year agreement of Daniel 9:27a. If so, since none of the anticipated prophetic events took place during Passover week of 2017, then perhaps they might occur in one of the subsequent years spanned by the ENI agreement.
In my significant dates section, I noted how I am convinced that the return of Jesus back to earth will take place on a Yom Kippur = Day of Atonement. I also noted how I believe that the second half of the 70th Week will be 1,260 days
|Yom Kippur Minus 1,263˝ Days|
|Yom Kippur||Minus 1,263˝ Days||Dates||During Passover Week?|
|September 16, 2021|
October 5, 2022
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– 1,263˝ Days =
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|April 2-3, 2018|
April 10-11, 2020
Yes: April 19-27, 2019
Yes: April 8-16, 2020
So the 1,260 days of the 1,263˝-day period of
I feel very strongly that the anticipated prophetic events, initiating the Great Tribulation period, will take place during a Passover week in some year. In the chart above, it can be seen in each of the remaining years while the European Neighbourhood Instrument is in effect—2018, 2019 & 2020—that the events commencing the final 3˝ years of this age potentially could begin in one of those years.
Teshuvah, meaning “return” or “repentance,” is a 40-day season each year on the Hebraic calendar. This probably was the period of forty days and forty nights when Jesus was tempted in the desert by the devil, yet He resisted every temptation (Matthew 4:1-11).
The season of Teshuvah begins on Av 30 (at sunset following Av 29), thirty days before Rosh haShanah begins on Tishri 1 (at sunset following Elul 29), and ends on Yom Kippur (Tishri 10). It always begins on a new moon, which is an example of how God uses lights in the sky (particularly the sun and the moon) as “signs to mark seasons and days and years”
During the month of Elul, one is to examine one’s life, to repent and turn from one’s sins, and to restore broken relationships with others and with God, knowing that the “Day of Judgment” (Rosh haShanah) is approaching. On each day of Elul, a shofar (horn or trumpet) is blown, reminding everyone to repent because Rosh haShanah is drawing near.
Psalm 27, and often Ezekiel 33:1-7, are read. Psalm 27 states that the Lord is our “salvation” when our “enemies attack” us, “sheltering” us and keeping us “safe” in the “day of trouble”
In 2017, a significant total solar eclipse, with the zone of totality observable only in the United States, took place on Av 29 (August 21). It ushered in the
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse crossed the entire United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The U.S. was the only country that was on the eclipse’s path of totality, which was seen by observers in 12 states (and maybe in a tiny portion of 2 other states).
The last total eclipse that crossed the U.S., from coast to coast, was in 1918. However, the August 21, 2017 eclipse was the first total eclipse that was exclusive only to the U.S. in the nation’s history. These two videos provide more information:
|Everything You Need To Know|
about the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
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|2017 Total Solar|
Eclipse in the U.S.
(video length = 48 seconds)
Jesus spoke about the sign of the prophet Jonah. Just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish or whale
Interestingly, ancient cuneiform tablets, discovered in the 19th century, describe events in ancient Nineveh. One event was the Bur-Sagale or Assyrian total eclipse, which has been verified by NASA as taking place in 763 B.C.
Evidently, the eclipse passed directly over Nineveh just before Jonah arrived. This very likely was a primary reason why the people of Nineveh were ready and willing to repent when God sent Jonah there to warn them that they had only forty days left to repent
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Not only are Americans deeply divided in their pro-God vs. anti-God views, they also are deeply divided in other ways, such as conservativism vs. liberalism, lawfulness vs. lawlessness, legal vs. illegal immigration, females vs. males, and along racial lines. As such, what Jesus said about division becomes very concerning:
Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.Ancient Israel is an example to all the nations of the world, including the USA. The Israelites gradually began transgressing against God’s covenantal laws, and then they started embracing and worhiping gods other than the one, true God. God’s compassion and mercy lasted for quite awhile; His desire was for the people to repent and turn back to Him.
However in due time, when they did not repent of their ways, His harsh judgment fell upon them
Following the total solar eclipse that essentially “sliced America in half,” further stark warnings seem to have occurred, perhaps portending the beginning of God’s pronounced and perilous judgment on the U.S., along with other nations such as neighboring Mexico. Possible warnings may include the following disasters, all of which took place or commenced within a month of the solar eclipse of August 21:
Then on Oct. 1, the day following the final day of the season of Teshuvah (Sep. 30), there was a horrendous, unprecedented, record-breaking shooting attack in the U.S.:
In time, it could be that the U.S. will become proccupied with innumerable problems and hardships. Potentially, this might prevent the U.S. from aiding and protecting Israel in an upcoming attack.
Within the final “ten days of awe” during the season of Teshuvah, it seems that God had prepared yet another amazing sign in the sky on September 23, 2017. Seemingly, this was another manifest warning by God.
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A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.The 9 stars of Leo (the “lion”) plus the 3 planets Venus, Mars and Mercury appeared to form the 12 stars of a “crown” above the head of Virgo (the “virgin”). From our perspective on earth, the sun appeared to be near her head with the new moon near her feet.
Also, from our perspective, the planet Jupiter was in apparent retrograde motion, which is the perceived, limited reversal of the motion of a planet as seen from Earth. Jupiter appeared to be moving around the “womb” of Virgo (the virgin), for nine months, as if “she” were pregnant.
There are many “cyclical” prophecies in the Bible, meaning that God can cause prophecies to have mutiple fulfillments, on different levels. So, among other things, Virgo could represent Israel and also the virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus
The prophecy describes another sign to appear:
Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born.In the time of Jesus, Satan looked for ways to kill Jesus. Eventually, he influenced Judas to betray Jesus. Then Jesus was interrogated, humiliated, flogged and crucified. It seemed that Satan had won.
However, after three days, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the Feast of Firstfruits (commonly known as “Easter Sunday”). For forty days, Jesus appeared to apostles and to others, proving that He was alive
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Others have said it was Nibiru or Planet X which, allegedly, it is a large planet with a very long elliptical orbit around the sun. They claim that at some point, allegedly, it will pass near the earth—or even crash into the earth—causing untold destruction.
It should be noted that Revelation 12:3,4 (shown above) is not the same event as Revelation 12:7-9 (described below):
And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.In the first passage
There have been mysterious loud booms, followed by brief shakings, in the world for a few years. However, their frequency escalated in the U.S. in 2017, especially during the final few months of the year. These included booms/shakings in San Diego, CA & Bridgewater, NJ, in Centreville, AL, and in Denver, CO, as well as in numerous other locations. The mystery booms, shakings and flashes of light continued throughout 2018. In early 2019, they happened in various places across the United States, from Arizona to Rhode Island, including Louisville, Kentucky.
Some have suggested that many of these booms are caused by supernatural beings, perhaps being flung out of the sky by Satan
If the United States—the main protector of Israel—were to be preoccupied with or to have its attention diverted toward its own natural, human-caused and/or socioeconomic disasters, this potentially could open the door for Israel to be attacked by its enemies. Then Jerusalem might be surrounded by armies, and people may flee (perhaps to a mountainous desert area like Petra), thus fulfilling
In the second passage
So for 3˝ years, Satan and his evil angelic host will wreak immeasurable and unprecedented havoc in the world. Most of this will take place during the Great Tribulation period and will continue into the day of vengeance period, culminating with Jesus’ physical return to earth to rule and reign.
Next, in the prophetic vision, we see this:
She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.A common view always has been that the “son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter”
Thus, this would seem to indicate that another “child” of the woman will be “snatched up to heaven” at some point after the sign of the woman appears in the sky. Indeed, believers in Jesus have been grafted into the “olive root” of Israel
To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations—“He will rule them with an iron scepter; he will dash them to pieces like pottery”—just as I have received authority from my Father.If those being snatched up to heaven are believers in Jesus who have learned to overcome the world and its temptations, we might wonder when this would happen. Many believe that this points to a Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Personally, I do not believe that a Pre-Tribulation Rapture will take place, as explained in my Rapture commentary and in my Rapture Questions and Responses section.
Presumably, if a third of the Satan’s “stars” (or his evil angels) are flung to earth
The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.Perhaps being “snatched up to heaven”
The latter represents a remnant of Israelis escaping Judea and Jerusalem and fleeing into the desert, where they will be taken care of by God for “a time, times and half a time”
It is conceivable, then, that a “firstfruits rapture” could take place for a remnant of “firstfruits believers,” perhaps on the Feast of Firstfruits = Resurrection Sunday (Easter), during Passover week in 2018, 2019 or 2020. Furthermore, the following (and other) anticipated prophetic events would be expected to take place during the week following Passover, in the Spring of one of those three years, at the beginning of the Great Tribulation period: