What prophetic time is it? Are we in the 70th week? This question is on a lot of people's minds--with all the things transpiring on the earth like floods, earthquakes, nuclear contamination, wars and uprisings, etc. and what seems to be looming in the future--more of the same plus economic collapse, terror attacks, and WWIII to mention a few. So the question naturally comes to mind; "Are we in the 70th week--the last 7 years before the return of Christ at Armageddon?" (Note: the 70th week is what most Christians incorrectly call the Tribulation.)
Good question. My answer; maybe. Let me explain, I think that it is possible that the 70th week began on 11/10/2009--2520 days before the feast of Trumpets in 2016. That date is based on information pointing to the antichrist arising late 2012 or early 2013 and Christ returning to Earth at Armageddon in the fall of 2016--there is a lot of information pointing to those years and I am planning to post about them as time permits. Here is what I wrote in The Coming Epiphany about the possibility of the 70th having already begun.
Important Update: 11/10/2009 has now passed and the peace treaty was not signed. That leaves us with 2 possibilities. One; that the peace treaty and beginning of the 70th week will be in a future year or, Two; The 70th week started on 11/10/2009 and the peace treaty will be signed within the 70th week. I have always assumed that the signing of the peace treaty and the beginning of the 70th week, both having components of 7 years, would coincide. If this assumption is wrong then that opens the possibility that the 70th week may start somewhat silently and the peace treaty may be signed after the beginning of the 70th week. Though I am not sure at this point, there is much corroborating information pointing to the fact that the catastrophic events of the seals are planned for the next few years suggesting that the 70th week may possibly have begun.
For example we have already mentioned the military insider telling us that the beginning of WWIII, seal 2, is to occur in 2012. And we know that after the planned destruction of WWIII is unleashed upon the world the antichrist will arise to perform the abomination of desolation and take over the world; which points to his arrival on the scene in 2013. The military insider went on to say that after WWIII there would be a worldwide catastrophic geophysical event, “So we're going to head into this war, then after that... and I can't give you a timescale for when this is going to happen... there will be a geophysical event taking place on Earth which is going to affect everybody. When asked about the timing of the geophysical event he replied “Yes. I think they've got a good idea of when it's going to happen… between now and five years.” http://projectcamelot.org/anglo_saxon_mission_interview_transcript.html
I believe that the geophysical event that will take place will be the events of the sixth seal which includes a pole shift and the rapture. Again if his statement is correct then it would place the rapture to occur before 2015, which also supports the hypothesis of the 70th week beginning in 2009 with the return of Christ in 2016. Aligning the return date with the feasts of trumpets in 2016 places the beginning of the 70th week at 11/10/2009. So if that is the possible start date of the 70th week did anything of prominence happen on that date? Yes, according to this article the New World Order began on that date!
The New World Order came into being at 4:25 Tuesday afternoon. (11/10/2009) It arrived at the Capitol, until that moment the seat of American government, in the form of the stooped and bespectacled figure of Ban Ki-moon, who as U.N. secretary general is the de facto leader of what conspiracy theorists call the One World Government… http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/10/AR2009111015034.html?hpid=opinionsbox1
So are we in the 70th week now? I do not know for sure but I am keeping a keen eye on prophetic developments. We will not know for sure until we can definitely know that a seal has been opened or we see the antichrist arise and perform the abomination of desolation.
God’s prophetic time clock is counting down. With the distinct possibility that the 70th week has started or could start in the very near future we must be ready and prepared as best we can to overcome the challenges that lie ahead “lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping” and lest “that day come upon you unawares.” We will discuss the topic of being prepared in the next chapter.
So to summarize; yes I believe that it is possible that we are in the 70th week, but I am not sure that is the case. What would confirm this hypothesis? If the 70th week started on 11/10/2009 then we should see the first four seals opened by the midway point--early 2013--which horribly means that 1/4 of the worlds population will die between now and then. In 2013 we would also see the antichrist arise and perform the abomination of desolation, take over the world, institute the mark, begin persecuting Jews and Christians (seal 5). So I do not think we will know for sure until we see one of these events happen.
So are we in the 70th week? Maybe, maybe not, we will have to wait and see. But if we are and the 70th week started in 2009 then we shall have our deliverance 2013-2015 via the rapture at the sixth seal--geo physical event and massive alien abduction as they will most likely call it.
Part of me says "OK, lets get the job done and get out of here", part of me says "I hope this doesn't happen in my lifetime." God says; He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus Rev 22:20 No matter when it will be, are you prepared?
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