Saturday, November 4, 2017

Is It The End Times Yet?



In The Coming Epiphany and on this blog 2 hypotheses were put forth concerning 9/23/2017 and the sign of the woman clothed with the sun. One, that it was a possible midpoint date and two, that it was a possible beginning date of the 70th Week. 

As most of you are aware it was not the midpoint, for if it was we would have seen the antichrist arise, perform the abomination of desolation, and take over the world by now. That did not happen so we are not at the midpoint yet. 

So that leaves us with 2 possible scenarios for the Rev 12 sign of the woman. One, as already mentioned, that the 70th Week began on 9/23/2017, and two that the sign precedes the midpoint and that the midpoint and its associated events that precede it as mentioned above, plus Seals 1-4, are not far away. 

If the latter is the case then the 70th Week would have already started and we should look for a start date in the range from late 2014 to early 2015. And one date is screaming from the skies, and I am disappointed in myself that I missed it. In light of this new data I have revised Chapter 12 of The ComingEpiphany. 

Personal note: satan has been hitting me hard—your prayers are appreciated. 

 

Chapter 12

When? 

That is the question everyone wants the answer to; when will these things take place? Are you ready for the answer? I do not know. But is there anything that we can look for that will enable us to come up with possible end times scenarios? Yes, I believe there is.

2014/2015 Lunar and Solar Eclipses

In 2014 and 2015 there were 4 blood moon total lunar eclipses that all fell on feast days.  

1.        Passover, April 15, 2014

2.        Tabernacles October 8, 2014

3.        Passover, April 4, 2015

4.        Tabernacles, September 28, 2015 

What is significant about this?  A tetrad of lunar eclipses on feast days has only occurred two times in the last 500 years; 1949/50, and 1967/68. During each of those tetrads of total eclipses Israel was at war. 

Though Israel was declared an independent state sixty years ago in 1948, the war with its neighbors began after its first day and lasted for a year. Therefore, the first lunar eclipse of 1949 occurred during this war for the establishment of Israel. The next tetrad began on Passover 1967, which was just six weeks before the Six-Day-War. Therefore, these two significant wars of Israel were covered by each tetrad period.[1] 

The time before those tetrads of eclipses on feast days was in 1493/4. In 1492 the Jews were kicked out of Spain. Another interesting fact is that all of these tetrads occurred in Hebrew “pregnant years” or years with 13 months. These facts lead us to wonder if the tetrad was a sign from God to the world that significant end times events are imminent. This is something to ponder, and in my opinion gives us a definite indication that the end times are upon us.

The Great Pyramid Alignment

It is believed by many that the Great Pyramid complex at Giza in its design contains time markers or date ciphers pointing to the First and Second coming of the Lord. There are two scriptures that are the basis for this conjecture.

In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. Isaiah 19: 19,20

Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day… Jeremiah 32:20a

Prophecy researcher Daniel Matson has made some startling discoveries regarding the date ciphers of the Great Pyramid complex at Giza. In Chapter 16 of his book, Signs of the End he states;

What is important is that there is valuable information that must be passed along that is a striking discovery concerning the Great Pyramid complex at Giza and its marking both advents of Christ. It is a discovery that is in line with the Bible, history, and the magnificence of the pyramids. It highlights the time in precise astronomical alignments. It is a discovery that fits the themes woven into the Bible concerning the coming King and it further supports the scenario developed in this book. 

Thus his research has led him to believe that the Great Pyramid complex at Giza astronomically aligned with the First coming of the Lord, and he believes it will also at His Second Coming, and the alignment points to Rosh Hashanah 2017. What leads the author to this conclusion?

The basic idea is that the pyramid complex is a map of the heavens of a point in time when Christ the King returns with his armies. The pyramids show what is to be at meridian (Al Nitak in Orion), and also the causeways heading east from the pyramids show the importance of the rising sun or other items rising in the east. That the Sphinx also looks to the east is a factor as well. The point though was to see when there was a candidate for an alignment of Rosh Hashanah and the meridian alignment of Orion at dawn...Therefore, at dawn the morning before the Feast of Trumpets 2017, Al Nitak is precisely at meridian…

Let us not forget the all-important Christ angle to see where it might come into significance. At the moment Al Nitak is at meridian, Leo is in the east, but more importantly its star known as Regulus (the King) is precisely at the inclination of the Christ angle. Therefore, the Christ angle not only bisected Bethlehem at Christ’s birth, but it also bisects Regulus at this possible time of his Second Coming. The year 2017 is the first year from present that Rosh Hashanah comes immediately after September 20th—the time Al Nitak hits meridian precisely at dawn, and also when Regulus hits the Christ angle… 

In analyzing the positioning of the stars, moon, and sun at the time of September 20, 2017, there was also another alignment. Venus will be in conjunction with Regulus at this time. So at this moment Venus the “Morning Star” will be aligned with the “King Star”, precisely at the Christ angle… 

The ascending and descending passageways of the Great Pyramid share the common Christ angle, but one is actually the prime of the other. Looking at the computer model of the sky when Regulus and Venus are at the Christ angle just prior to dawn, there is again something suspicious. Below the horizon is Jupiter--referred to as the planet of the Messiah by the Jews…At the dawn of Rosh Hashanah 2017, Jupiter is at the precise Christ angle in the opposite scenario as the day before. Jupiter is below the horizon at 26.3 degrees… 

So as there are opposite Christ angles, it would appear that the pyramid is a map of this event.  Jupiter is the suffering Messiah at the descending angle, whereas the “morning star” and glorious king are on the ascending angle.  Therefore, the Great Pyramid would be a map of this time when Rosh Hashanah coincides with the dawn meridian of Al Nitak and the positioning of Christ’s representative planets at the Christ angle.  What are the odds?  It would probably be safe to say that this is practically the only time these alignments could occur in our era… (Used by permission of author. I would highly recommend reading the entire chapter, which is available at this link http://2010rapture.org/signsoftheend/giza.html) 

As already mentioned these many significant alignments lead him to believe that the time of the First Coming was marked by the celestial alignment of the Great Pyramid, and that events surrounding the Second Coming will be marked by the celestial alignments on Rosh Hashanah in 2017. I contend that the alignment at Rosh Hashanah in 2017 is a significant occurrence and is another sign from God that the end times are near. Is this why the pyramids were built, and have withstood throughout time? Are they a “sign and witness” of events surrounding the First and Second Coming of the Lord? 

The Woman Clothed with the Sun

In Revelation 12 I believe that we are given a very important sign regarding the coming of the Lord

12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 

Here I believe we see a symbolic picture of the nation of Israel—the woman—and the coming of the Christ child. I believe this symbolism appeared as a sign in the skies over Jerusalem in the alignment of the stars on Rosh Hashanah 9/11/3 BC. (Note: Click on the following link to see the images of the celestial alignments I will be referring to in this section; Look Up for Your Redemption Draweth Nigh.) On that day the constellation Virgo was “clothed with the sun,” and the moon was under her feet. Above her head 3 planets—Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter—were in alignment with the star Regulus in Leo, Regulus was also in conjunction with Jupiter. This Regulus/Jupiter conjunction is what David Larson, mentioned above, believes is the famed Star of Bethlehem. The 9 stars of Leo and the 3 planets aligning with Regulus make the crown of 12 stars.

Now let’s examine the skies around the time that the Great Pyramid complex points to, Rosh Hashanah in 2017. On 9/20-21/2017 Rosh Hashanah; Virgo is clothed with the Sun, the Moon is not under her feet but is in close conjunction with the sun, and there is an alignment of Jupiter, the Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Regulus, with Venus in conjunction with Regulus.

Three days after this alignment on 9/23/2017, Virgo is “clothed with the sun,” the moon is now under her feet, and above her head are 3 planets—Mercury, Mars, and Venus, which are in alignment with the star Regulus in Leo. The 9 stars of Leo and the 3 aligning planets make the crown of 12 stars. Thus this alignment meets the criteria of the Rev. 12 sign and is similar to the 3 BC alignment. Interestingly enough this alignment occurs the day after the second day of Rosh Hashanah on the day of Shabbat Shuvah—the Sabbath of Return.[2]

So there we have it, the sign of Revelation 12 in the sky above Jerusalem on special days, of which in their alignments and their meanings point to major prophetic events surrounding the First and Second Coming of Christ. Again I believe this sign is another indication that the end times are near.

The Sign of the Cross

The sign occurs in the heavens on 2/11/2021 and was discovered by a prophecy researcher  who believes the odds of this sign are as great as the odds of the 2017 sign of the woman clothed with the sun—about 3 million to one.[3] (This sign can be viewed at the link in the footnote or at the link provided at the beginning of this chapter.) Therefore I agree with him that this is a significant sign and must be incorporated into any end times scenario. (Note: a cross sign also appeared at Christ’s First Coming, again discovered by the same researcher.) This again is another sign that the end times are near and it is also possible that this sign may align with or immediately precede an important end times event.

The Sign of the Infernal Trio

And yet another sign; 30 days prior to the celestial sign of the cross, on 1/12/2021, another important end times sign in the heavens occurs.[4] The same researcher believes this sign is a depiction of Jesus—the rider on the white horse defeating the false prophet, the antichrist, and the devil, and throwing them into the lake of fire. He also believes the odds of this sign are about 3 million to one. In this celestial alignment we have Venus—the bright morning star/Jesus—in the constellation Sagitarius—the horse. We also have the three planets, Jupiter, Mercury, and Saturn—the antichrist, false prophet, and satan—in Capricorn—the goat. This occurrence is described in Revelation 19. 

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords. 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 

I believe that these two additional signs also point to the fact that the end times are near or may even be in progress at that time. Yes, it is highly possible that the last 7 years have already started and we do not even know it. This hypothesis becomes more probable in light of the Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel prophecies.

Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel Prophecy

The following is the write up of a prophecy made by Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel that I believe is significant in regards to answering the question when, and may point to a possible year of the Second Coming. The original article appeared in Israel Today, March 2008[5] 

In 1217 the Jewish Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would rule over the holy city of Jerusalem for eight Jubilees. A Jubilee is a period of 50 years according to Leviticus 25:8-13. Eight Jubilees would then be 400 years. Sure enough, 300 years later in 1517 the Ottoman Turks seized control of the city of Jerusalem and ruled over it for the next 400 years. They were finally driven out of the city and the holy land in 1917 by the Allied forces under the command of General George Allenby. The Rabbi's prophecy about the 400 years was fulfilled exactly to the year. 

The Rabbi had also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee Jerusalem would be a "no-man's land." This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967, due to the fact that the holy land was placed under British Mandate in 1917 by the League of Nations and literally "belonged" to no nation. Even after Israel's war of independence in 1948-49 Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city, with Jordan controlling the eastern part of the city and Israel controlling the western part of the city. That strip of land was considered and even called "no-man's land" by both the Israelis and the Jordanians. Anyone even stepping into that strip would be shot down. I lived during that period of time and well remember the reports in the newspapers and shown on TV about the division of Jerusalem. It was not until the Six Day War in 1967 when the entire west bank of the holy land was conquered by the Israeli army that the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel. So once again the prophecy made by the Rabbi 750 years previously was fulfilled to the letter. 

But that is still not the end of the matter. The Rabbi also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic "end times" would begin. The 10th Jubilee began in 1967 and will be concluded in 2017.[6]
 

Let's consider the data;

Jubilees 1-8 (1517 to 1917): Turks will rule.

Jubilee 9 (1917 to 1967): Jerusalem a “no man’s land.”

Jubilee 10 (1967 to 2017): Jerusalem under Jewish control, Messianic end times will begin.

Jubilee 11: Begins at Yom Kippur 9/30/17. 

Jubilees 1-8 and 9 were fulfilled as his prophecy stated. His prophecy also states “during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic "end times" would begin.” Therefore if the prophecy is to be trusted, then the Messianic “end times” would have to start within the time of the 10th jubilee, before the 11th Jubilee starts at Yom Kippur on 9/30/17. Thus if the Messianic “end times” refers to the beginning of the 70th Week, then the prophecy implies the 70th Week will have begun by 9/30/2017.

And in fact many believe that it has already started. Recently I have heard many conjectures from various individuals as to when they believe the 70th Week began. I myself presented 2 possible start dates, one of which is still possibly valid, the other, by recent events or lack thereof, has been shown to not be valid.

One possible start date that I conjectured was 9/23/2017. Let me show you how important prophecy dates would work out for that conjectured starting date. 

Event
Day
Date
Beginning of 70th Week
1
Sept 23, 2017
Abomination of Desolation
1230
Feb 3, 2021
Beginning of the rule of antichrist
1260
Mar 5, 2021
Beginning of the bowl judgments
2490
Jul 17, 2024
Armageddon
2520
Aug 16, 2024
Beginning of the Millennium
2565
Sept 30, 2024

 
That is just an example of how the dates would work out if the 70th Week started on 9/23/2017. Another conjecture that I would like to put forth is that the 70th Week may have possibly began on 1/5/2015—the middle of the blood moon tetrad. In fact that date is the exact center date of not just the tetrad but is also the center date of a total of 18 eclipses.[7] One researcher has stated that no other Tetrad back to 3000 BC displays this symmetry. Is God pointing this date out to us for a special reason? Here is how the dates would work out for that conjectured start date.
 
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Event
Day
Date
Beginning of 70th Week
1
Jan 5, 2015
Abomination of Desolation
1230
May 18, 2018
Beginning of the rule of antichrist
1260
Jun 17, 2018
Beginning of the bowl judgments
2490
Oct 29, 2021
Armageddon
2520
Nov 28, 2021
Beginning of the Millennium
2565
Jan 12, 2022

 
(Note: Neither of the last two dates align with the fall feasts. But if we take into account the fact that after the Fourth Trumpet Judgment that 1/3 of the day is gone, that could throw off a normal chronology, causing the dates to align with fall feasts.)

So let’s get back to the original question; when? I do not know the exact year that the antichrist will begin his reign or when Jesus will return, or even when the 70th Week began if at all, but I do believe that we are getting close—very close—as the prophetic data and the signs seem to imply. As the saying goes; time will tell, look for WWIII (Seal 2), which will most likely be the definitive sign that we are about to enter into the time period of the great tribulation in which the rapture will occur.

Consider this; if we take into account that the sign of the woman clothed with the sun and the Great Giza Pyramid alignment are signs associated with events near the midpoint of the 70th Week, and that the sign of the cross and the infernal trio are signs associated with events near the end of the 70th Week, and that the Rabbi Judah prophecy states that the Messianic end times has to have begun by 9/30/2017, then that infers we are already in the 70th Week and are nearing the midpoint. If this is true then we would have to look for a 70th Week start date from late 2014 to early 2015.  And what date did God point to in that range? The 18 eclipses and Tetrad midpoint—1/5/2015—time will tell.

Note: if the 9/23/2017 start date conjecture is true, then we would look for WW3 to break out shortly before, or at the latest by Nov 4, 2020, and if the 1/5/2015 start date conjecture is true, then WW3 would break out shortly before or at the latest by Feb 16, 2018.

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28.

Here is something else to consider; if the hypothesis that the end times are near is correct, then the seals will be opened in the near future; are you ready? Are you spiritually, mentally, and physically prepared for the end times? That is what we will discuss in the next chapter—being prepared.


[2] Shabbat Shuvah or Shabbat T'shuvah ("Sabbath [of] Return" שבת שובה or "Sabbath [of] Repentance" שבת תשובה) refers to the Shabbat that occurs during the Ten Days of Repentance, but is between (i.e. not including): the two consecutive Days of Rosh Hashanah; and the Day of Yom Kippur. The name Shabbat Shuvah comes from the first word of the Haftarah that is read on that day, Hosea 14:2-10, and literally means "Return!" It is alternately known as Shabbat T'shuvah owing to its being one of the Aseret Y'may T'shuvah (Ten Day of Repentance). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Shabbat#Shabbat_Shuvah

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 21:36 

The end times are knocking on the door and so is Jesus. He wants to save you, will you let him in? Find out what you must do to be saved here. 

William Frederick is an end times Bible prophecy researcher who has written a must read prophecy book entitled The Coming Epiphany which is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com and for FREE download at his website. 

He has also cracked the hidden codes on the dollar bill that have staggering implications which are explained in his book The Dollar Code; also available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

14 comments:

  1. Fascinating. There is another point to take into consideration. In Rev. 12 John talks about satan being cast down to earth. I personally think, not necessarily believe, that it's likely the 9/23 date or those dates right after during the Draconeid(sp) meteor indicated that event. If that is the case, then evil will really start running rampant. Satan knows his time is short.

    It's also interesting you talk about the Great Pyramid of Giza. I just read another article about the pyramid that you might find interesting because he talks about the pyramid, who built it and why, and that it points to the coming of Jesus. http://www.the13thenumeration.com/Blog13/2017/11/02/2836/ You might want to check out his blog further than that one article because he talks about the pyramid in other posts as well.

    Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Yes, satan being cast down will be one of the events, after which he will enter the antichrist and take over the world.

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    2. Terral Croft called the exact date of the global cataclysm - November 19, 2017 and explained that it was on this day that “the Earth will pass behind the Sun in relation to the Black Star."
      https://youtu.be/qBPwdppBCpI
      If his research is accurate then the sign of Revelation 12 comes 57 days before the Great Tribulation. 

      Follow the advice of historical religious reformers Obviously the Antichrist refers to the Pope and his authority. A bit controversial, but the rationalization of the upcoming “End Times" can only be interpreted as “the Pope."

      In any case, there is only one sign of the rapture - Jesus once again return to Earth. Those who claim that the secret rapture say that the saints are invisible when they rapture. Is that true? Let's take a look at the Bible.

      "And then shall they (Matthew 24: 30 is all the tribes of the earth) see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.” (Mark 13: 26-27) Here, Jesus clearly shows that all men will see his coming in glory.

      “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." (Matthew 24: 30-31) Who is the weeping man here? Of course it means the wicked. And he said unto him, Even the wicked shall see the scene of his people from the four sides. There is no doubt that the wicked will be the witness of the amazing scene.

      “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.” (Revelation 1: 7) Does it mean that only the righteous can see Jesus come again? No. Everyone must see his coming. In addition, when the wicked witnessed the Lord's coming, they would "be mourned by him".

      "For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." (Matthew 24:27) What's it that's easier for our eyes to see than the lightning of the night? What else is clearer than the above Scriptures? Everyone should know that Jesus Christ's coming will be visible and will begin to rapture.

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    3. Just listened to most of Terral's info. He is posting an earthquake watch centered around 11/19/2017. We have also posted an earthquake watch for 11/10-24/2017.

      You have picked some great verses that clearly show that the world will see Jesus appear in the sky. There is another place that tells us exactly when this will happen.

      12 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;

      13 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.

      14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

      15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

      16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

      17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

      Seal 6 rapture!

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  2. The 70th week begins with the antichrist signing a 7 year peace treaty with the nation of Israel.
    This has not happened yet so it looks like the 70th week is still future.

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    1. The Coming Epiphany; Chapter 4

      Revealing of the antichrist
      Another argument presented by pre-trib adherents against the rapture occurring during the 70th Week is that they assert that the rapture occurs at the same time or immediately following the revealing of the antichrist. They reason further that since the antichrist is revealed at the signing of the peace treaty (the event that starts the 70th Week), the rapture must occur at the beginning of the 70th Week.


      Proponents of the pre-trib rapture formulate this belief from two passages:

      Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. (2 Thess. 2:3)

      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. (Dan. 9:27)

      2 Thessalonians 2:3 does, indeed, tell us that the antichrist is revealed before the rapture will take place, but Daniel 9:27 does not necessitate that the antichrist be involved in the initial signing of the peace treaty. When you examine the Hebrew, the true meaning becomes clearly evident. Roy Reinhold, author of The Day of the Lord and an expert in Hebrew, has this to say about the verse:

      The “he” is the same person throughout the verse. Higbir is a hifil 3ms perfect verb, and the Qal root verb is gavar meaning “to be strong, to conquer.” A Hifil is “causative,” and so in this case the usage is “and he caused to be made strong” a covenant for the many for one period of seven. In no way does this imply that the “he” the antichrist originates the peace treaty. What it clearly shows is that the antichrist comes along after the peace treaty is in effect and he agrees with it and enforces its provisions.[3]

      So an analysis of the Hebrew brings out the fact that, when the antichrist is revealed and comes to power in the midst of the 70th Week, the peace treaty will already be in effect and “he,” the antichrist, will merely confirm and or strengthen it. Thus, a more accurate translation of the verse would read: “And he will strengthen the covenant that was made with many for a week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.”


      So if the antichrist will not be the one to make the peace treaty, who is? The Hebrew rendering of this verse tells us the peace treaty will be made with “the many.” This suggests that the treaty will probably be the result of an effort by many nations—like we see now with the “Road Map”—to bring peace to the tumultuous Middle East situation.

      Scripture tells us that the antichrist does not come to power and reign until the last 3.5 years of the 70th Week of Daniel after the Abomination of Desolation has occurred. In reference to the antichrist, Revelation 13:5 says, “and there was given unto him a mouth speaking great blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” His reign starts shortly after the occurrence of the Abomination of Desolation in which he deceives the world into thinking that he is God and his reign continues until he is thrown in the lake of fire at the conclusion to the battle of Armageddon.


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    2. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 confirms when the revealing takes place:

      Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

      That verse tells us that the man of sin will not be revealed until he sets himself up as God, and he does that at the Abomination of Desolation: “and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition . . . so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” The verse further tells us “that day shall not come,” in reference to the Day of the Lord and the rapture, until after the antichrist sets himself up as God. As we have just pointed out, that does not happen until after the Abomination of Desolation.

      Daniel 7:24 further confirms that the antichrist does not arise until after the peace treaty is signed, showing us that the antichrist (little horn) comes after the New World Order (NWO)—the “ten horns”—is established. “And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.” The establishment of the NWO does not begin until after the first seal is opened, which we will discuss in detail in another chapter. Thus, Daniel 7:24 confirms that the antichrist arises after the establishment of the NWO, which comes after the peace treaty is signed.

      Therefore, to say that the antichrist will be revealed before the rapture is correct, but to say that he will be revealed before the 70th Week, or that the rapture occurs before or at the same time that he is revealed, has no scriptural support. In fact, the scriptures make it clear that the Day of Christ will not come until after he is revealed at the Abomination of Desolation.

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  3. We agree on the timing of the rapture - Chapter 7 of Revelation the "great multitude" that comes out of the great tribulation before Gods wrath starts in Seal 7. I am not presenting the 70th week starts with a 7 Year treaty from a pre-trig stand point at all.

    Daniel clearly states "and he will make a covenant with the many..." as you alluded to earlier Daniel chapter 9:27. Lets unpack the pronouns- the "he" that makes the covenant can ONLY be the antichrist. Now you can say the "many" can be Israel, the world, a large group of traveling gypsies, etc its not really explicit in scripture. Most interpret it to mean Israel but like I said- its not explicit. It is very clear though that the one who stops the sacrifices is the one you makes the covenant - IE antichrist.

    You are right in the fact that scripture shows the Jews do not understand he is antichrist. They get that at the abomination of desolation when they see who they make a covenant with and understand they will now die for it. at the abomination of desolation is when he is "revealed" even though he comes to power earlier and is very much on the scene from the beginning.

    In this we agree his revealing comes right before seal 5. I do think the "revealing" is a reference to the Jews perception not his influence on the world and not what true believers see him as during the first 3.5 years.

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  4. I know how you feel William. I too am going through the fire. We will make it to the other side smelling like a rose. It's very painful to hear others are suffering. What encourages me is thinking about Jesus interceding for us. How can we fail knowing that? Not sure if you heard but Nathan Leal broke his back this week....things can always be worse....

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    1. You are right we must count our blessings and always remember that God causes all things to work together for the good.

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  5. William...You will be in my prayers. My life is challenged as well with severe health issues. Not my health, but my wife's. But each and every time I dwell on how life could be better, after just a few seconds ...thoughts of God and all his glory being revealed cause a sense of peace come over me, and consumes my problems. I end up being very grateful. What we have to endure on earth will be infinitely paid for with eternity with God.

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  6. William...I haven't any thoughts on that date....Have I forgotten something?

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