Foreshadow Now, ‘Season of the End Times’:
Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period
… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor.
Revelation 6:7-8 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
(‘fourth part’ = 25% = *7.7 billion x .25 = 1.93 billion people) *estimated earth population as of March 2020.
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Acts 2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and ‘signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke’:
Note: ‘Signs beneath the earth, blood and fire, and ‘vapour’ of smoke,’ is different than earthquakes or great shaking. Although earthquakes can be a result of volcanic activity.
Five (5) references to ‘Underground Volcanoes’. These are from ‘beneath’ the earth, as opposed to ‘on’ or above’ the earth. These are ‘under’ or ‘below’ the earth. They do NOT necessarily equate to an earthquake, but earthquakes will likely be an effect of Super Volcano activity. Although volcanic activity has occurred during millennia, the Bible indicates and emphasizes that this type of activity would be a ‘sign’ of the Second Coming of Christ on the earth. On the ‘Great Day of the Lord’ on the VERY LAST DAY of the Seven (7) year tribulation and great tribulation (final 3.5 years). The Bible is VERY EXPLICIT, that on Christ’s Second Return, the ‘Greatest of ALL EARTHQUAKES’ will hit the earth, unlike anything ever in the past, present or future. Islands will fall away, mountains will crumble and the Great Evil Whore City ‘NEOM Babylon’ will’ be remembered no more. In fact, Babylon will be literally ‘divided, split, cut or fractured’ into three (3) distinct pieces or regions. NEOM Babylon sits on seven (7) ‘scarlet and purple’ colored mountains. The coloring of the Midian Mountain Range, in the Tabuk region of Saudi Arabia is due the volcanic mineral content embedded in the rocks and mountains. Several tectonic plates run through the Middle East and in the region. Undoubtedly, these tectonic plates will shift and open up and spew forth the blood (molten magma) of the earth. I have calculated that this would require a MASSIVE 10.0 MAGNITUDE ‘continental plate’ shifting earthquake. Which would literally rearrange coastlines of countries, level mountain ranges and cause the submerging of many islands. I have NOT been able to calculate what the Tsunami affects would be.
Vapour = Gases or water steam
Smoke = Smoke
Beneath the Earth = Magma activity. Volcanic Activity. Continental Plate Activity.
Blood = Volcanic Eruption. Magma (blood of the earth)
Fire = Fire
Connecting the Dots: 2020-2027?
It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? And I’m not just talking about the murder hornets, nunchuck bears, and shark-snatching eagles. I’m talking about events that have changed our world forever and shaken the majority of mankind out of its perpetual sense of normalcy, like a global pandemic and lockdown, worldwide riots, and the march toward what looks like the most likely mark of the beast candidate we’ve ever seen. The 2020 genie is never going back in the bottle.
It’s been 10 years this month that the watchmen at Unsealed have been sounding the prophetic alarm, warning as many as would hear that the signs foretold in the Bible preluding the return of Christ have converged in such a perfect way that no other generation in history could say the same. We’ve shown that God’s word—particularly in regard to end-times prophecy—is supremely unique and completely trustworthy. The prophecies of Christ’s first coming were literal and faithfully fulfilled to the letter. The prophecies of Christ’s second coming and the events leading up to it should be treated no differently. There’s no warrant for allegorizing or dismissing what God has plainly said.
You don’t even have to believe in God or regard Him to recognize that what we see in the world matches what was written in Scripture. Whether it be the signs leading up to the rapture, the general end-of-the-age setting portrayed in the Bible, the rebirth of Israel, the Revelation 12 Sign, or the major prophetic milestones we’ve all witnessed of late, it is clear that what the world calls an antiquated, dusty book, is actually the most relevant [and accurate] book in the world right now. You should believe it, and, more importantly, believe in the One it is written about.
Time will tell, but this may be the year that the prophets and apostles of old were pointing to—the year that God takes a people out of the nations to Himself before turning His focus back to Jacob to fulfill all of His promises to the elect of Israel (Acts 15:12–18; Deut. 32:21–25; Rm. 10:19–21; Jer. 30:4–9; cf. Jn. 14:1–3; 1 Thess. 4:13–5:11; Rev. 3:10; Isa. 26:17–21; Zeph. 1:14–2:3).
After the Revelation 12 Sign passed, I had my sights somewhat set on 2018, but overall I thought 2021 would be the next major “watch” year. Boy have my views changed since then. Beginning last November I began to think 2020 could be the year of years. And then by mid-January of this year—before the peace plan was revealed, before Brexit, before the global pandemic, before global riots, before this present march of a new world order and what appears to be direct conditioning for and development of the mark of the beast—I was blown away by how quickly the dominoes fell starting on New Year’s Day itself. It was like a divine gunshot went off on New Year’s and the world was off to the proverbial (and prophetic) races. I thought 2017 was big and, at the time, couldn’t foresee how the world could get any more “pregnant” in terms of the fulfillment of prophecy. 2020 is on a whole other level. Things have progressed so rapidly across the globe, and in such unprecedented fashion, that to many it may seem as if the Tribulation has already begun. Indeed, it hasn’t begun, but we are frighteningly close. As crazy and apocalyptic as 2020 may seem, there will be no mistaking the seals, trumpets, and vials when these judgments of God are unleashed on the world. This is just a foretaste and a gracious final warning to wake up.
I often offer my pleading as winsomely as I can, but today I feel compelled to shoot straight: get your head out of the frickin’ sand, gird your loins, and board the Ark. This is happening whether you believe it will or not—or whether you are ready for it or not. I’m talking real apocalyptic stuff here, my friends.
There are a few fleeting moments left to cling to the Cross as if your life depended on it (it does). Don’t bet your future on anything except Christ and Him crucified.
We are nearing what is routinely the highest-watch time of the year around the late Summer and Fall period—the time of the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah), Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). The Lord Jesus clearly and unequivocally fulfilled the first four biblical festivals at His first coming when He died for our atonement on Passover, was buried on Unleavened Bread, rose again on First Fruits, and sent His Spirit to birth [or conceive] the Church on Pentecost, but the Fall festivals await their ultimate fulfillment. In light of the convergence of signs on earth, the signs in the heavens, and The Parable of the Fig Tree in relation to Israel’s current age, this Summer and Fall could be go time.
I’ve been quiet the past few weeks as my mind has swelled with thoughts regarding all we see before us. It’s been altogether overwhelming and I’ve tried to string it together somehow, suffice to say, I don’t want to stew forever. I’m just going to share these rambling thoughts, but I’ll connect the dots in a big way at the end. Find your comfy spot and have your caffeine of choice handy. You’ll want your eyes wide open for this one.
The Year of Years?
As I mentioned earlier, before the peace plan was unveiled, before Brexit, before Coronavirus, and everything further that has transpired during this apocalyptic year, I was already stunned. The year quite literally began with a bang as Iranian proxies attacked the Green Zone in Baghdad initiating what would become days of near-open war between the United States and Iran. Just three days after the attack, U.S. forces assassinated the top military leader of Iran, General Qassim Soleimani, triggering major reprisal attacks in Kenya and Iraq over the course of the next five days. On January 8th Iran launched dozens of ballistic missiles at U.S. and Iraqi forces, even inadvertently downing a passenger jet—killing all 176 aboard.
The very next day Popocatépetl Volcano near Mexico City had a major eruption sending ash two miles into the air. That same day, Israel, already experiencing record flooding, had the most rainfall in the northern part of the country in 51 years. In the southern half, a 76-year record was broken. Two days after this, massive protests erupted in Iran adding to the burgeoning global riots, which seems reminiscent of the end-of-the-age lawlessness that will usher in the Antichrist himself (2 Thess. 2:3–12; 2 Tim. 3:1–5; cf. Dn. 8:23).
A day later, Taal Volcano near Manila, the capital of the Philippines, had a massive eruption—its first eruption since 1977. Ash reached over nine miles into the sky. Metro Manila is the 7th most populous metro area in the world and the area around the earlier Popocatépetl Volcano is the 11th. Tens of millions of people were in danger from these apocalyptic “shots across the bow.” Another two days transpired and record Australian bush fires had burned an area the size of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland combined. The wildfires were perhaps the fifth-largest in recorded world history.
The next day, on January 15th, the entire Russian government under Vladimir Putin resigned paving the way for Putin to make sweeping constitutional changes on his march to absolute dictator. And a day later, articles of impeachment were formally sent to the U.S. Senate, initiating the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. In Russia, Mikhail Mishustin was appointed as the new prime minister. And in a report just then released, it was expected that 40% of the world’s countries would experience significant social unrest in 2020, demonstrating that the prophetic Global Spring would only grow.
That was just the first two or so weeks of the year! Two weeks later the United Kingdom became the first nation to secede from the European Union. Brexit finally happened. And far more importantly, three days before Brexit, Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled the land-dividing, covenant-breaking Deal of the Century to the world. The very hour they unveiled it a 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook Trump’s personal residence of Mar-a-Lago. It is still the largest earthquake thus far this year (source).
So much more has happened this year that time doesn’t permit me. From Venus-Pleiades and the morning star sign in the horns of Taurus to the spectacular Comet Neowise that caught everyone by surprise. And from burgeoning riots in the United States and around the world to record-breaking floods in China with fears surrounding the stability of the Three Gorges Dam. So much more has happened, and is happening.
But all of these things pale in comparison to the global pandemic that is COVID-19. While certainly over-hyped to some extent, the world has been forever changed because of Coronavirus. Lockdowns and quarantines are worldwide. Economies are on the verge of collapse. And in many areas people can’t buy or sell without a mask. How hard then is it to picture a time coming soon when people will be unable to buy or sell without a mark? How about a mark that is a vaccine passport, digital ID, and payment system all-in-one? It’s coming just as Bible prophecy foretold and I’m grateful that I’ve already boarded the Ark, so that I don’t have to stick around to make the eternal life or death decision that is taking the mark or not (Rev. 13:15–18; 14:9–11; 16:2). While we’ve seen the convergence of end-time signs growing—especially over the past decade—with increasing frequency (almost as if labor pains), times of peace and seeming normalcy would always bisect the proverbial contractions. Not so in 2020. This year has been one long stretch of increasing craziness. Like the transition before the real labor pains hit.
On a more personal note, I have been praying for quite some time that God would complete the work He began in my life. A few weeks ago a pastor emailed me out of the blue, without any knowledge of my prayer, the following:
Thanks be to GOD who granted you the power to finish the work that God Himself gave you. God bless you in Jesus’ name.
I have recently finished this groundbreaking Bible translation and am nearing the point at which I feel that what I needed to share with the world through Unsealed has been shared. Now don’t get me wrong: as long as I have breath in my lungs I will continue to share with you the great hope that I have and will continue blasting my trumpet from the rampart, but I believe our time here is nearing its close. Time to say those last prayers.
Is it any wonder that such end-time harvest names like Billy Graham, Reinhard Bonnke, and Ravi Zacharias have recently passed away, having completed the monumental tasks given to them in these last of the last days? And some of the most well-known watchmen who sounded the alarm about the imminent appearing of our Lord for a whole generation have recently gone to be with Him. It’s as if their task is done. Chuck Missler, Jack Van Impe, Dwight Pentecost, Grant Jeffrey, Tim LaHaye, and Chuck Smith are just a few of these names.
I’ve had other friends who have had recent significant transitions and changes that they felt might be signals that God is drawing their time here to a close. Could it be?
Connecting the Dots: 2020 to 2027?
You will never find me predicting the day or hour of the rapture—misconstrued as those words are—as I simply think it’s unwise, but given the repeated biblical commands to watch and be ready, along with the obvious convergence of signs foretold in holy writ, it is incumbent upon us to consider the possibility that this could in fact be the year in which Daniel’s 70th Week, also known as The Time of Jacob’s Trouble, commences. This timing is speculative, never “Thus saith the LORD,” but consider these things very soberly.
Is it sensible to believe the rapture of Christ’s Church could occur this year with the Tribulation beginning shortly thereafter? Do the dots connect? Is there greater strength for a 2020–2027 timeline compared to previous speculation? Consider some salient points:
1. The Parable of the Fig Tree. This prophetic parable of Christ in which He proclaimed to His disciples that all the events of the Tribulation (including His own return) would transpire within one generation of the proverbial fig tree putting forth leaves (Mt. 24:29–34) is a powerful testimony to the possibility that we are exceedingly close, and that 2020 might even be the year that the end-of-the-age events kick off.
For starters, the fig tree was a clear symbol of the nation of Israel (see #4 here). This is confirmed by both biblical and early extra-biblical sources. Secondly, Psalm 90:10 gives us the only clear definition of a generation (“…seventy years, and if, by reason of might, eighty years…”; LSV). If the rebirth of Israel in 1948 represents the putting forth of leaves of the withered fig tree, then 2028, 80 years later, could be an upper limit. I won’t put God in a box, but this is a strong possibility. Israel became a nation on May 14th, in the Spring of 1948. Given that Christ has already fulfilled the first four festivals of the biblical calendar, which all occur in the Spring, there has been widespread consensus among biblical literalists that Christ will return in the Fall to fulfill the Fall festivals. There is even agreement regardless of one’s take on the timing of the rapture. This means that a rapture in the Fall of 2021 (or in the Spring of 2021, for that matter) could be too late. For all things to be fulfilled within a maximum of 80 years from the rebirth of Israel, the Tribulation might indeed need to begin this Fall of necessity, with its conclusion in the Fall of 2027.
Side note: It just so happens that this past decade was the first time in thousands of years that worldwide life expectancy fell in the range of 70–80 years. Just think of it! To top it off, the fig tree of Israel is governed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. Netanyahu is 70 years old and Rivlin is 80. This strange “coincidence” will only persist until this Fall.
2. The decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem. In Daniel 9 the angel Gabriel delivers the clearest prophetic timeline in the Bible to the prophet Daniel. He tells Daniel that 70 weeks of years (490 years) have been established by God until the full restoration and reconciliation of Israel. The weeks of years begin with a decree to “restore and rebuild Jerusalem” (v. 25) and end with Israel’s sins atoned for and continual righteousness brought into the holy city (v. 24). However, Gabriel introduces a gap between the 69th and 70th weeks of years. We are told that the Messiah would be cut off as a substitutionary sacrifice after the 69th week and this would be followed by the Roman sacking of Jerusalem and the Second Temple (v. 26).
From history we know that Christ, the Messiah, was crucified in one of the years between 30–33 AD and that Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD. This is why literalists recognize a clear gap between the 69th and 70th weeks of Daniel. And the gap makes dispensational sense, as well. Christ’s death and resurrection in circa 30–33 AD marked the end of the dispensation of law and the beginning of the dispensation of grace (contrary to what some are beginning to say). Jesus’ own people had Him killed. And weeks after His death the Church was formed on Pentecost marking a clear shift from Israel to the predominantly Gentile Church. The Church Age is like a divine pause button, which God pressed until the resumption of time when He shifts His attention back to Israel after the Church is removed (Acts 15:14–17). When He presses play again the rapture will have served the added purpose of provoking Israel to jealousy (Deut. 32:21; Rm. 10:18–19; 11:11–32). The 70 weeks of years are a time clearly demarcated for Israel and Israel’s holy city Jerusalem—not a time for the Gentiles or the Church.
Now how is this relevant to 2020? It all has to do with when the decree was given, which started the clock, and when Messiah actually became the “Anointed One.” Usually the date used in calculations is 445 or 444 BC, which marked a decree issued by Artaxerxes Longimanus to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. And those calculations lead to the years of either 32 or 33 AD as the point at which Christ is anointed and cut off.
To decipher this mystery, I’ve discovered that precision is key. While several prophecies in Daniel and Revelation somewhat hint at 360-day years—the length of a year used by most in these calculations—we know that the various calendars in use at the time of Christ, as well as at the time of Daniel’s prophecy, had mechanisms in place to align their years with the seasons. This means that while some years in the ancient Babylonian and Hebrew calendars were composed of 360 days or even fewer, they had years with extra months for intercalation. In other words, their years averaged out to approximately the same length as our Julian/Gregorian years. The modern Jewish calendar functions similarly, cycling through 19-year periods in which are 12 years of 12 months each and seven years containing 13 months. This is key, and is often overlooked.
So the existing calculations are made by assuming a type of prophetic calendar that is misaligned with the seasons and the actual solar year. The one making the calculation will then multiply 69 and seven (69 weeks of years), resulting in 483 years, multiply that by the 360 days in a theorized prophetic year, and then divide the resulting number of days by the length of the solar year. The conversion makes 483 “prophetic years” into approximately 476 actual, solar years. 476 years from 445 BC falls in 32 AD and the same from the alternative 444 BC date falls in 33 AD.
The termination point of the 69 weeks of years is thought to be Christ’s Triumphal Entry, shortly after He was anointed with perfume at Bethany (Mt. 26:6–13). This is key in terms of Daniel’s prophecy because we are told that Jesus would become the Anointed One at the end of the 69th week (Dan. 9:25), but He would be cut off as an atoning sacrifice for others after the 69th week (Dan. 9:26), which would be during the gap of time in which God hit pause. While the dispensation of grace is clearly part of the pause, the prophecy tells us that the exact moment of pause is not when Christ was cut off (v. 26), but when He became the Anointed One (v. 25). It makes sense that Christ may have become the One anointed by God to die for the sins of the world at Bethany when a woman poured perfume on Him for His burial. I assumed the same for a long time without questioning this common assumption, but my view recently changed.
The first piece of evidence that began to shift my perspective on this is that Jesus was already called Christ (“Anointed One”) before He was anointed at Bethany! The scriptural evidence is incontrovertible (Mt. 16:16–20; Jn. 1:41; 4:24–26). Thinking through this, I was left with the nagging question: did the woman in Bethany make Jesus the Christ or did God make Him the Christ? Did her anointing of Him make Him the Anointed One or did God anoint Him in some other way?
The second bit of evidence seems clear: Jesus became the Anointed One at His baptism when God literally anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. This pivotal event marked the beginning of Christ’s ministry. And the Scriptures seem to agree:
And it came to pass, in all the people being immersed, Jesus also being immersed, and praying, Heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit came down in a bodily appearance, as if a dove, on Him, and a voice came out of Heaven, saying, “You are My Son, the Beloved, in You I delighted.” (Lk. 3:21–22, LSV)
The Spirit of the LORD [is] on Me, || Because He anointed Me; To proclaim good news to the poor, || Sent Me to heal the broken of heart, || To proclaim to captives deliverance, || And to blind receiving of sight, || To send the bruised away with deliverance, || To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD. (Lk. 4:18–19, LSV)
…you have known the word that came throughout all Judea, having begun from Galilee, after the immersion that John preached; Jesus who [is] from Nazareth—how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and power; who went through, doing good, and healing all those oppressed by the Devil, because God was with Him… (Acts 10:37–38, LSV)
So it was God who anointed Jesus and He anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. The testimony of the Psalms and Prophets is in agreement (Ps. 2; Isa. 42:1).
Now if Jesus became the Anointed One at His baptism, which was the commencement of His public ministry, we have a problem because His ministry would have begun in one of the years between 26 and 29 AD. 476 solar years from Artaxerxes’ decree of 445/444 BC simply doesn’t fit. However, we have a solution and it fits simply and beautifully. As mentioned before, precision is key. As it turns out, there were actually several decrees that have been offered as the starting point. Was the 445/444 BC decree the right one? Remember, Gabriel explicitly told Daniel that the relevant decree would be to “restore and rebuild Jerusalem”—a general rather than specific purpose.
First decree: issued by Cyrus, it was explicitly given for rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem (2 Chron. 36:22–23; Ezra 1:1–4; 5:13). This occurred around 538 BC.
Second decree: issued by Darius, it was a confirmation of Cyrus’ decree. The purpose was the same (Ezra 6:1, 6–12). This occurred in about 520 BC.
Third decree: issued by Artaxerxes, this was Artaxerses first decree. In it he decrees that Ezra and any remaining Israelites in the Persian Empire could go to Jerusalem with loads of resources to establish law in Judea and the holy city, resupply and improve the Temple, and then do whatever they willed with the remaining treasure (Ezra 7:11–26). This was the longest of the decrees given and the only one of the four decrees that pertained to restoring Jerusalem, which didn’t have a specific purpose. You might say it was the general decree to restore and rebuild—both infrastructure, as well as municipal and religious law. This was issued in 457 BC.
Fourth decree: issued by Artaxerxes, this was his second decree, and essentially a confirmation of his first decree from 457 BC. While the scriptural context of the decree is clearly rebuilding, the focus was narrowed to the gates and city wall (Neh. 2). This decree was given in 445 or 444 BC.
Given that either Artaxerxes first or second decree could reasonably be the decree mentioned in Daniel 9, Rick Lanser, MDiv, makes the argument that Nehemiah 2 only tells us when Nehemiah was given the king’s letter and not when the decree itself was issued. He argues that the letter Nehemiah was given in 445 or 444 BC was likely a copy of the decree that had already been issued in 457 BC that applied to Ezra and all the Israelites (source).
When we use 457 BC as our starting point the calculation becomes straightforward and requires no conversion whatsoever. 483 years—69 weeks of years—from 457 BC was 27 AD, a likely year for Christ’s baptism and the commencement of His ministry. It was at His baptism that God Himself anointed Him! And given that Jesus proclaimed a jubilee that year (Lk. 4:19; cf. Isa. 61:2), 2027 would be the 40th jubilee from that time—the end of the age and the year that the land returns to its rightful ruler of Christ and His Church.
A comment on “prophetic years”: I think there may be some useful prophetic purpose behind the use of 360-day years in some calculations, but we are still left with three significant issues: first, even the calendars in use at the time of Daniel used intercalation. Years still had the same length as our own on average. It doesn’t matter which calendar you use, be it Hebrew, Babylonian, Egyptian, or Enochian, it still had mechanisms to align with the seasons. Second, examples of the use of these purported prophetic years are only found in limited passages, specifically Genesis 7, Daniel 9, and in the book of Revelation. Even in these passages, it isn’t clear that intercalation isn’t being used. For example, in Daniel 12:11 we see 1,290 days used (versus 1,260 days in other passages). This may actually be a reference to a period of time that includes an intercalary month. In other words, the scant references to “times, time, and half a time” and “1,260 days” in a handful of places in Daniel and Revelation, may not be evidence for exclusively 360-day years, and simply references to relatively small periods of time without an intercalary month. Third, the Bible doesn’t explicitly define a prophetic year as a period of 360 days, or call us to calculate long stretches of time using exclusively 360-day years. Even the biblical calendar itself, which begins on Nisan 1 (Abib), has to align with the seasons.
Side note about 27 AD: It just so happens that 27 AD being the likely start of Christ’s ministry aligns with the first appearance of an alignment similar to the Revelation 12 Sign in 3974 BC. That would have been exactly 4,000 years prior. Could it have been the Fall of Mankind when God first gave the prophecy of a woman, a serpent, and a male child as recorded in Genesis 3:15–16? July 28, 3974 BC:
(1) Saturn (Satan) attempting to raise his throne above the stars of God (see Isa. 14:12–15; cf. Ez. 28:12–19).
(2) A crown of 12 stars.
(3) Virgo clothed in the sun.
(4) Mars (enmity, war, judgment) befalling mankind. Consider also God’s judgment on Eve of painful labor! Mars may have entered Virgo’s womb as the judgment was given (Gen. 3:16)!
(5) Jupiter in a similar location to September 23, 2017 following a 9–10 month retrograde within Virgo’s womb, albeit with less precision than 2017.
(6) The moon is under Virgo’s feet.
So in this way, 27 AD as the anointing of Christ, commencement of His ministry, and demarcation of a jubilee year, works both forwards (to 2027 AD as the return of Christ) and backwards (to the possible Fall of Mankind). 27 AD would naturally place Christ’s crucifixion in 31 AD, which has growing consensus, as it is probably the prime candidate for a year in which Christ would have died on a Wednesday or Thursday. In fact, one of the strongest arguments for an April 3, 33 AD crucifixion date was the partial lunar eclipse that evening (cf. Acts 2:14–21). This had me convinced for a number of years, but further research indicates that the eclipse was unlikely to have been seen by many, if any at all, and probably wouldn’t have appeared very red. However, Wednesday, April 25th of 31 AD featured a much clearer and more distinct blood moon that could have been seen over Jerusalem at about 10:00 PM—the evening of Christ’s death or the night before when He was betrayed by Judas (source). It would also make the next 40 years a prophetic period of testing—counting inclusively—40 years from the beginning of the Church to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
Returning again to the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, it has been noted for the past two years or so that the decree doesn’t explicitly tell us if the reference is to the Messiah’s first or second arrival. Could it be both? A dual prophecy of sorts? What we are given is a period of 69 weeks of years from the decree to the Messiah’s arrival and a final week of years at the end. Because the final week of years concludes with continual righteousness brought into Jerusalem and the sealing of all prophecy, that period must be the same in both instances.
A possible starting point for a second count could be the decree given by Suleiman the Magnificent somewhere between 1535 and 1537 AD to also restore and rebuild Jerusalem. The current walls of the Old City of Jerusalem were built because of this very decree. 69 weeks of years later lands in either 2018, 2019, or this very year—2020. Some sources pinpoint 1535 as the decree and others 1537. I’ve researched this myself, and there is scant evidence either way, but we do know beyond a shadow of a doubt that construction on the walls themselves began in 1537.
Consider that the first decree was counting to Jesus Himself arriving as Messiah at His baptism when the Holy Spirit came down from Heaven to anoint Him. Perhaps the second decree is counting to the body of Messiah (the Church) being taken up along with the Holy Spirit (1 Thess. 4:13–18; 2 Thess. 2:3, 7) to meet the Lord in the air. This is when we become one with Christ corporately—the body joined to the Head.
3. Heavenly signs mark the possible midpoint and end of the Tribulation. Back in 2017 many thought that the Great American Solar Eclipse might have been a warning that the Tribulation could begin that Fall, while the 2024 total solar eclipse might mark the final months before the end. Clearly that was not the case, but interestingly, the April 2024 eclipse falls within a couple of weeks from Passover in the middle of the Tribulation if the Tribulation begins this Fall. The ‘x’ over the greatest Gentile nation on earth will finally be completed, having crossed the path of the 2017 eclipse. Could it point to the judgment on all nations and the final three and a half years of the Tribulation as God’s angels begin to pour out their bowls of wrath?
Even more amazingly, on August 2, 2027 AD, a mere month or two before Christ might actually set foot on the Mount of Olives (Acts 1:7–12; cf. Zech. 14:1–5), a total solar eclipse will cross through the Middle East and North Africa. It will go directly over Egypt. Even more amazingly, this eclipse is the second-longest total solar eclipse this entire century. From any particular observer’s perspective, the sun will be darkened over Egypt for approximately six and a half minutes—over twice as long as what was experienced during the Great American Solar Eclipse. Remember, the second-to-last plague during the exodus was darkness over the whole land of Egypt and out of the 21 judgments in Revelation, the 19th is also darkness! Six and a half minutes of darkness over Egypt and other locales in the Middle East certainly doesn’t constitute the fifth bowl judgment, but it could be pointing to it. As above, so below. God made the sun, moon, and stars for signs (Gen. 1:14; Ps. 19:1–4).
As I pointed out in my recent video series on biblical astronomy, the heavens began telling a story in 2016, the pinnacle of which was the Great Sign in September of 2017, but the heavenly story continues and appears to conclude in the Fall of 2027. Jupiter entered the first or alpha constellation in the biblical Mazzaroth (Virgo) in 2016 and transits around the whole ecliptic, entering the final or omega constellation (Leo) in the Summer-Fall timeframe of 2027. The end-of-the-age story of redemption, told in the stars, might then be complete.
4. The convergence of signs appears to be complete. What more could possibly need to happen at this point? Israel is advanced in years, we’re closing in on three years transpiring since the Church’s exit sign in the form of the Great Sign of Revelation 12, everything is ready and prepared for construction of the Third Temple (including the priests themselves who will serve in it), and now the world is racing at breakneck speed toward the mark of the beast as Bill Gates, the GAVI vaccine alliance, Trust Stamp, and Mastercard are joining together to combine a vaccine passport, unique ID, and payment system all in one that will be pushed on the entire world population (source). As I’ve said throughout the year, I’ve seen seeming prophetic “contractions” come and go with increasing frequency over the past decade, but this is the first year that seems to be one big unrelenting push. The baby is almost here.
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Beast comes from the ‘bottomless pit’ of (5) evil, money, power, influence and corruption. House of Saud. 15,000 (5+5+5) family members. 5,000 (5) ‘princes.’ $500 (5) billion NEOM Babylon. He will receive a ‘deadly satanic wound that was healed.’ (false, deceiving, satanic ‘resurrection.’ A ‘Coup’ with a Sword.) Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) is the 8th King, who comes from the line or lineage of the seven (7) House of Saud kings before him, and is the ‘Son of Perdition’ and will go to ‘Perdition.’
Man-by-Satan (MbS). This is ‘the’ man who will lead the world via his G20 2020 Presidency.
See detailed discernment and analysis AFTER Christ’s offer of salvation.
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Jesus Identified the Sign of the Antichrist: He is NOT Macron, Trump, Putin, Jinping, Gates or Pope Francis. The ‘Beast’ has been identified NOW, and his role changes to the Antichrist 3.5 years into the Tribulation.
From Daniel’s time, God’s prophetic time schedule for Israel was 490 years. The prophetic clock stopped seven years early at 483 years when Jesus entered triumphantly into the temple on Palm Sunday (the numbers work out to about 30 A.D.) There is now one seven-year period remaining. The book of Revelation is all about that seventh year (often called the Tribulation or the Great Tribulation) which concludes with the second coming of Christ.
When the Antichrist signs a peace treaty with Israel the seven-year prophetic clock will restart. After the first three and half years he breaks the Israeli peace treaty (Daniel 11:21) and slaughters a pig on the temple altar. He sets up a little image called the Abomination of Desolation.
“He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” (Daniel 9:27)
We are looking forward to the rapture when the Saints are taken up into heaven. However, Jesus makes it clear that the most critical sign is the signing of that peace treaty with the Antichrist.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
(The Beast becomes the Antichrist exactly at the midpoint of the tribulation. The beast now is also revealed as the Antichrist 3.5 years into the tribulation.)
Night Watchman Note: I have been saying this now for almost three (3) years. MbS is the ‘beast’ and future ‘Antichrist’. If current world events are not enough to get your attention of where we are in the prophetic timeline, look no further than at Israel (God’s prophetic timepiece). And by extension, MbS. I have gone to great effort in documenting, over the past three years, MbS’ meteoric rise AND his detailed involvement in assisting Jared Kushner in drafting the false covenant of ‘peace and safety’ for Israel and the Palestinians. SOON!!! He will confirm and enhance the plan for seven (7) years. Following after the requisite secular article, is my concise analysis that should PROOVE beyond any reasonable doubt, who MbS represents … currently and in the coming seven (7) year tribulation. If this analysis is correct, which I believe it to be, then by logic and definition … REDEMPTION IS IMMINENT! A Christian should know of what I speak. If you are not a Christian, and have absolutely no idea of what I am referring to, PLEASE see my blog articles and analysis regarding the ‘rapture/harpazo.’
As the ‘great spiritual apostasy’ or ‘falling away’ has occurred, the ‘SON OF PERDITION’ is being revealed. He is the ‘Man of Lawlessness’ and ‘Beast’ and ‘Son of Perdition’ now, and will ultimately be revealed as the Antichrist, midway through the coming tribulation when he commits the ‘Abomination of Desolation’ and declares himself to be God and to be worshiped accordingly. YES, you read that correctly. I say this in all sincerity, humility with a clear and sober mind, after great research, analysis, prayer and discernment. Surely, I am not the only person on God’s planet earth who watches and sees this? Don’t take my word. Do you own research, do your own prayer. Consider the Great Convergence of Signs that is occurring. Yes, coronavirus is one of the ‘signs’ as it is a form of pestilence. Consider the lunatic pontifications from the False Prophet. Consider what NEOM (Babylon) represents. Never heard of NEOM? I suggest you ‘google it’ and read for yourself. Consider that the covenant of ‘peace and security’ has ALREADY been revealed, but it has not been ‘ratified’ or ‘CONFIRMED’ yet by MbS for all those countries affected by the agreement … MENA (Middle East / North African nations). All of these nations, are for the most part, either Muslim and/or Arabic. ALL are beholden to Saudi Arabia, and MbS, for one reason or another. IT ALL FITS TOGETHER!!!
Revelation 17:8-11 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. (emphasis added).
‘Seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.’ = NEOM Babylon sits on the 7 tallest mountains in the Midian Mountain range in the Tabuk region of Saudi Arabia. Tallest mountain is Mount Sinai. These mountains are scarlet and purple colored due to volcanic origin and related minerals deposited in rock. NEOM is a $500 billion technological/hedonistic paradise. No mention or acceptance of Christ.
‘And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.’
The seven and eight kings are in reference to the genetic lineage (bottomless pit of evil) of the House of Saud. These are ALL the modern kings since the foundation of modern Saudi Arabia.
At the time John the Apostle was in the Holy Spirit and given a ‘vision’ of the future, 5 of the Saudi Kings were already dead (fallen). He was shown the sixth king, and told that a future 7th and 8th king were coming. The sixth king was a ‘sign post’ of the beginning of the ‘end times’ prior to the tribulation. The 7th King ‘short while’ in current King Salman, the last son of founder Saud. Mbs, Mohammed bin Salman is ‘Crown Prince’ and will become the 8th king (goes into perdition). MbS is the ‘Beast’ who rules during the seven (7) year tribulation and great tribulation (last 3.5 year period.) MbS (Beast now), becomes the Antichrist midway during the 7 year tribulation, at the occurrence known as the ‘Abomination of Desolation.’
Proof of the ‘line of’ of the 8 kings.
Kings of Saudi Arabia (1932–present)
1. King Ibn Saud. 9/22/1932 – 11/9/1953. Kingdom founded by conquest. Had six (6) sons that became Kings of the Kingdom. Six (6) is the number of evil man/men. The ground work for this kingdom was being created at the same time as the ground work for the State of Israel. Satan started establishing his ‘chosen people’ (those who worship the dragon and beast) at the same time God was re-establishing his ‘chosen people’ (the Jews) over the 1930’s to late 1940’s. 1 of the 5 ‘fallen/dead’ kings.
2. King Saud. 11/9/1953 – 11/2/1964. 2 of the 5 ‘fallen/dead’ kings.
3. King Faisal. 11/2/1964 – 3/25/1975. 3 of the 5 ‘fallen/dead’ kings.
4. King Khalid. 3/25/1975 – 6/13/1982. 4 of the 5 ‘fallen/dead’ kings.
5. King Fahd. 6/13/1982 – 8/1/2005. 5 of the 5 ‘fallen/dead’ kings.
6. King Abdullah. 8/1/2005 – 1/23/2015. The king ‘that is.’ This is the 6th king revealed by the Holy Spirit to John the Apostle. He is the signpost for the ‘season of the times’ of the latter days, prior to the tribulation. A sign for the evil Gentile nations.
7. King Salman. (King 2015 – ?). 1/23/2015- (2020?) This is the 7th and ‘future’ king revealed to John the Apostle who will reign for a ‘short time or while’. If his reign lasts 5 years, from 2015 on into 2020, it will truly reflect a short reign and be representative of Satan’s influence on men and kings. King Salman is the LAST of the six (6) sons of Ibn Saud to be King of Saudi Arabia.
8. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. He is the 8th and final ‘future’ king revealed to John the Apostle. He is the ‘beast’, comes from seven (7) kings/lineage before him and goes to perdition. His reign is over the seven (7) years of the tribulation. Born 1985, he will be 35 (7×5) years old in 2020. Seven (7) denotes God’s divine completion to His plan or purpose. Five (5) denotes Satanic influence of men and kings. God’s influence over men in greater than Satan’s influence over men 7>5. Notice that MBS will be the FIRST king who is NOT a direct son of founding King Ibn Saud in 1932. Becoming the 8th king, MBS represents a ‘new epoch’ a ‘new future’ for the kingdom that forms an ideological break from the past. Eight (8) denotes a new beginning, new timeline, new season, new plan. God is addressing the evil status quo of the House of Saud (bottomless pit of evil, wealth, influence, power, corruption) and ushering in the time of great wrath, the tribulation for Gentile nations. From a spiritual perspective, MBS not being one of the six (6) sons of the founding King Ibn Saud, now holds claim to being the son of perdition under the power and influence of the dragon (Satan). MBS has no allegiance to his family tree, tradition, other family princes and historical political protocol. Only an extremely evil, pathological soul manipulated by Satan would turn on his own family. In Satan’s plan, he used the ‘bottomless pit’ of evil House of Saud to raise MBS, the beast, the son of perdition to be in the positions he both currently and in future, will hold. Just as Jesus Christ had an earthly family tree and lineage, Satan used the House of Saud as the earthly family tree, lineage for his son of perdition, the beast, the coming Antichrist.
King Salman brought his son, MBS into the kingdom’s political arena in 2015. 2015-2020 is also a 5 year period of Satanic influence on MBS, as he has grown in power and worldwide influence and stature among not only Western countries, but among ‘Kings of the East’, and those who worship the dragon and the beast throughout Middle East / North African countries (MENA – the ‘many’ Arabic and Islamic countries).
Mohammed bin Salman (named Crown Prince, June 2017). He is referred to scripturally as both a Prince and as a King. This is extremely unique and mentioned for a very real reason. He plays a prophetic role as Prince (when he confirms the false peace covenant among many nations throughout MENA regarding Israel and the Palestinians). Please consider that many, if not all, MENA countries are either Arabic and/or Muslim and are financially and politically beholden to Saudi Arabia in one form or another. Religiously, all these countries are beholden to the House of Saud, because it is the ‘custodian’ of Islam’s ‘holiest’ sites in Saudi Arabia. All Muslims must come for Hajj in Saudi Arabia at some point in their life, if capable (those who worship the dragon and the beast). Satanic influence is woven together and throughout ALL of these counties. They will agree to MBS’ confirmation of the covenant, as Crown Prince. They dare not come against the Crown Prince’s wish and confirmation. Thus, they will abide by his confirmation. They have every reason to accept his confirmation, because of their political, financial and religious vested interests with Saudi Arabia. ‘Who can make war or come against the Beast?’
MBS also plays a prophetic role as Saudi Arabia’s 8th King. This will likely occur before he enters the rebuilt Jewish 3rd Temple and causes the Abomination of Desolation (claims to be god and demands to be worshiped as such). Poor man wants to be rich, rich man wants to be prince, prince wants to be king, king wants to be god and rule everything. As such, MBS will likely be the Saudi’s 8th King once he sets foot in the rebuilt Jewish temple half way through the tribulation. After all, he is already the focus of ‘those who worship the dragon and the beast.’ He now wants the Jews to worship him along with the rest of the world (via the destruction of his previous accommodation and approval of the worshipping of the false mystery religions.) It’s not enough that Satan has deceived almost 2 billion Muslims. He now wants to be worshipped by the rest of the earth by Hindus, Buddhists, et.al. Satan destroys the false ‘mystery religion’ being propagated by the False Prophet, so he can be the only focus of mankind’s worship. These false religions served their satanic purpose by deceiving men and leading men away from Christ, now is time to throw these other false religions into the fire so men are forced to worship Satan, through MBS exclusively.
Hence, MBS’ role will have changed from beast/prince to king to Antichrist at this point. He is indwelt by Satan in order for Satan to satisfy his claim that he will rise to be like the true God and to be worshipped as such. As a spiritual entity, Satan can only possess and indwell a flesh and blood human man. Satan has done everything in his power to raise MBS up through the evil bottomless pit of the House of Saud, to become a Crown Prince, to become a King, and now that Satan has possessed him to become the world-wide Antichrist. At this point, MBS is completely under Satan’s authority and power and ensues to blaspheme God and Jesus Christ.
The timing of when MBS became Crown Prince is known (June 2017). When he becomes king is when his father succumbs the throne to MBS (this could be through death or a short political reign for one reason or another – health?). The actual timing is unimportant, all we are told is that the 7th king’s reign is for a ‘short time or while.’ His term could be 5, 6, 7 or 8 years.
Where else is there a family/political dynasty on earth that has had seven (7) consecutive kings that rule a country from the same genetic line? In the Middle East? During the time of Israel’s rebirth from a valley of dry bones to a budding fig tree? Saudi Arabia’s current 7th king and future 8th king fit the Biblical narratives set forth by the Word of God. 7th and 8th kings from the bottomless pit of evil, money, power, influence, corruption (5 Satanic influences). MBS is prince when he confirms the covenant. MBS becomes an Antichrist when he is worshiped as a mujaddid by Muslims, and then becomes the worldwide Antichrist when he is indwelt by Satan.
The timing of John the Apostle’s vision regarding the 8 Kings from the bottomless pit of the House of Saud – 5 ‘fallen’, 1 ‘is current’, 2 ‘are future’.
Why is this even a topic worth mentioning? What is the point? Is there a point? Yes, there is a point. And it is VERY important, from a prophetic viewpoint. In that, it is a ‘viewing point’ of the latter days, leading up to the tribulation. How so?
First, as Christians, we know that the Triune God gave John the Apostle a vision and knowledge of many things pertaining to the days leading up to and into the tribulation and after. The Holy Spirit carried him into the future, from his particular life in time, to witness things that he then explained in his Revelation of Jesus Christ. One of the visions he was given, while in the Holy Spirit, was of the 5 kings that were fallen, a 6th king he was being shown, and that of a 7th king who had not come (but would rule for a short while at some point in the future). Lastly, he was shown a future and last 8th king known and described as the Beast who would be sent to perdition, udder destruction, the lake of fire and brimstone, the second death … alive.
I have attempted to confirm who the 7th and 8th kings are from our point in space and time, relative to the ‘season of the times.’ What about this mysterious sixth king, the king ‘who is’. Why is this king important that John the Apostle was directly being shown? And what possible prophetic importance can he have? Of the 8 kings, why would God single out this particular man?
Consider that God, through the Holy Spirit, could have shown John any or all of the Kings in future ‘real time’. He was not permitted to see the 7th or 8th kings, but only the sixth. What perhaps was God’s reason for this?
The reign of 6th King Abdullah was from 2005 to 2015. This snapshot of time and space is important because it suggests that this time frame is important for us, for Gentiles alive in the final generation. To know that we are indeed in the ‘final season’ prior to our harpazo/rapture and the onset of the tribulation, without any doubt or hesitation. We know that Israel’s prophetic time clock began in 1948. God’s prophetic time clock for the tribulation of Gentile nations suggests that it started during the time of this sixth king. It is beyond the scope of this letter to go into details about what has occurred throughout the entire earth during the time of the sixth king’s reign. Many prophetic things started being revealed over the 5 year period from 2010 to 2015. The time of the sixth king’s reign is a sign post, a flashing light, a notice of when the final season begins and is upon the earth for Gentiles. God has given signs in scripture and the heavens for Jews, and Gentiles alike. The September 23, 2017 occurrence of the ‘great sign in heaven’ is an example of a sign for the Bride of Christ. The 6th Saudi king is a Gentile and a member of the House of Saud and the bottomless pit of evil. His reign (along with all the other past 5 kings and 2 future kings) has been orchestrated by Satan during the growth of this kingdom and the discovery of its bottomless wealth (oil). To a logical mind, clear and sober, this would indicate that God is saying that the age of grace for all Gentiles on earth is coming to a close. It is not important that we don’t know if God considers 2005 or 2015 to be the beginning of the ‘season of the time before the tribulation.’ Just as God spoke generically about the rebirth of Israel, as when you ‘see the fig tree bearing fruit’, he was referring to a time frame or process developing over time. In His divine plan, things develop and take time to grow until their divine timing is ripe to be revealed. Those who can discern can watch this occur, as it happens in ‘real time’ and understand appropriately and accordingly. As God gave a general timeline for Israel, commencing in 1948, he gives a Gentile timeline commencing in 2015. This of course is BEFORE the arrival of the future 7th and 8th kings who would indicate perhaps the middle and end of the ‘Fall Season’ or Season of the Times’ prior to the rapture/harpazo for the Bride and the onset of the tribulation.’
The 5 year period from 2015 to 2020 does indeed represent a 5 year period of great satanic influence on earth of mankind and Gentiles. Time for the ‘Age of Grace’ has almost ended. As I write this letter, there is exactly only three (3) months remaining in 2019 before the world enters 2020 and a ‘new’ decade. Time is running out before the time begins of God’s great wrath on mankind and Gentile nations. We can know this with certainty by looking at the time frame witnessed by John the Apostle of the 6th king from the House of Saud. Six (6) denotes evil man/men. Seven (7) denotes God’s divine completion to his plan or purpose. Eight (8) denotes new era, new epoch, new season, new time span, new series of events. The 7th Saud King indicates that God is finished with Satan’s status quo in Saudi Arabia and of the evil Gentile world. The 8th Saud King indicates that God is ushering in a new time of tribulation and trial for mankind, Jews and Gentiles. Remember, the seven (7) year tribulation is also referred to as the ‘time or week of Jacob’s trouble.’ A week being seven (7) years and Jacob being a reference to Jews and Israel. God is turning his attention back onto Israel, the redemption of the Jews, wrath towards the Gentile world and arranging the coming Millennial Reign of Christ on Earth.
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