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The Two Orders to Rebuild Jerusalem Will Result in the Two “Comings” of Jesus

Daniel 9:24-27 (NIV) “Seventy ‘sevensare decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy. 25 “Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,and sixty-two ‘sevens.It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27 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 on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”

The Seventy ‘sevens of Daniel 9:24-27 printed above give much insight into prophetic truth. Written more than 600 years before the First “Coming” of Jesus Christ, Daniel prophesied that the TWO orders to restore and rebuild Jerusalem would set events in motion that would culminate in the TWO “Comings” of “the Anointed One, the ruler.”

At the time that Daniel was written, very little was known about the coming of the Messiah, the Anointed One, the ruler.  It was not known that the Messiah, the Anointed One, the ruler would actually be God Almighty.  It was believed that the Anointed One, the ruler would establish an earthly kingdom at the time of His coming.  It was not known that the Anointed One, the ruler would be crucified, buried, and raised to life on the third day.  No one had the faintest idea that the Anointed One, the ruler would leave, go back to Heaven, and be physically absent from the earth for 2,000 years, and then come back to earth a second time as the Anointed One, the ruler to establish His Kingdom.

Jesus Christ is “the Anointed One, the ruler,” and His First “Coming” occurred two thousand years ago at His birth.

Jesus Christ’s Second Coming is eminent.  However, prior to Jesus’ Second Coming, the Antichrist will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven,‘” but In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering,” and then the Antichrist will set up an abomination that causes desolation.

There are three time periods referenced in Daniel 9:24-27:  (Seventy ‘sevens’), (seven ‘sevens’), and (sixty-two ‘sevens’).  The “sevens” referenced are seven year periods.  One “seven” equals seven years.

  1. Seventy ‘sevens‘” is four hundred and ninety (490) years.
  2. seven ‘sevens,” is forty nine (49) years.
  3. sixty-two ‘sevens.‘” is four hundred and thirty four (434) years.

The first time period that Daniel referenced was Seventy ‘sevens‘ .

Daniel 9:24 (NIV) “Seventy ‘sevensare decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.

This vision is concerning Daniel’s people, and Daniel’s holy city.  Daniel was a Jew, and his holy city is Jerusalem.  Daniel’s vision is about the Jews, and Jerusalem.  In Daniel 9:24 printed above, Daniel lists six very distinct events that will occur during the Seventy ‘sevens.

  1. “to finish transgression,”
  2. “to put an end to sin,”
  3. “to atone for wickedness,”
  4. “to bring in everlasting righteousness,”
  5. “to seal up vision and prophecy”
  6. “and to to anoint the most holy.

There are TWO time periods stated until the coming of the ONE King: “the Anointed One, the ruler,” Those two time periods are seven ‘sevens,and sixty-two ‘sevens.’

Daniel 9:25 (NIV) “Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,and sixty-two ‘sevens.’

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diaspora n [Gk, dispersion, fr. diaspeirein to scatter, fr. dia– + speirein to sow] (1881) 1 cap a: the settling of scattered colonies of Jews outside Palestine after the Babylonian exile b: the area outside Palestine settled by Jews c: the Jews living outside Palestine or modern Israel 2 a: the breaking up and scattering of a people : MIGRATION <the black ~ to northern cities> b: people settled far from their ancestral homelands <African ~> c. the place where these people live – Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

There have been TWO Diaspora’s where the Jews were separated from Jerusalem.

The first Jewish Diaspora occurred in 536 B. C., when the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem, and carried the Jews off into Babylon.

The second Jewish Diaspora occurred in 60 A. D., when the Roman General Titus conquered Jerusalem and scattered the Jews to the four winds.

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Following the TWO Diaspora’s of the Jews, there has been TWO orders in history to rebuild JerusalemThe first time an order to rebuild Jerusalem occurred, was in approximately 445 B.C. under King Artaxerxes.  That order was recorded in Nehemiah 1:1-4, and 2:1-8.

Nehemiah 1:1-4 (NIV) The words of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem. 3 They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” 4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.

Nehemiah 2:1-8 (NIV) In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before; 2 so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.” I was very much afraid, 3 but I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not look sad when the city where my fathers are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?” 4 The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven, 5 and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my fathers are buried so that I can rebuild it.” 6 Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time. 7 I also said to him, “If it pleases the king, may I have letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, so that they will provide me safe-conduct until I arrive in Judah? 8 And may I have a letter to Asaph, keeper of the king’s forest, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?” And because the gracious hand of my God was upon me, the king granted my requests.

Daniel 9:26a,b printed below states that,sixty-two ‘sevens,after the first order to rebuild Jerusalem, the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing.”

Daniel 9:26a,b (NIV) After the sixty-two ‘sevens, the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary.

King Artaxerxes gave the first order to rebuild Jerusalem in the year 445 B. C. Sixty two, “seven year periods”, (434 years) after that first order to rebuild Jerusalem was the year 11 B. C. With the discrepancies in the calendar, and possible historical (not Biblical) miscalculations of the exact year, 434 years from King Artaxerexes order was the time of Christ’s birth; the time of His First “Coming.”  (This 11 B. C. time period fits within the +3 to -11 year discrepancy of the calendar after Pope Gregory reworked it.  It is possible that Satan motivated Pope Gregory to rework the calendar simply so that Biblical prophecies would become more difficult to recognize.)

After the sixty two sevens, the Anointed One (Jesus Christ) was cut off.  Jesus Christ was crucified.  Approximately 37 years after Jesus’ crucifixion, “The people of the ruler who will come” (the Romans) destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple.

The second order to rebuild Jerusalem could be interpreted to have occurred June 28, 1967.  Israel declared themselves to be a state on May 14, 1948.  However, Jerusalem was not completely in Israeli control until 1967.  During the “Six Day War” of 1967, Israel captured the Old City of Jerusalem which included the Temple Mount.  On June 7, 1967 Jerusalem came back under Jewish control for the first time in almost 1900 years.  On June 28, 1967 the Knesset passed a “decree” annexing East Jerusalem, and thereby bringing the entire city of Jerusalem back into Jewish control.

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If the decree passed on June 28, 1967 is the second order to rebuild Jerusalem referenced in Daniel, then Jesus, “the Anointed One, the ruler,” will come again “seven ‘sevens,” (forty nine years) after that decree.  The Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) occurs in the fall of the year.  The decree to annex Jerusalem occurred in the Jewish year that began on September 14, 1966 (Rosh Hashanah 1966) and ended on October 4, 1967 (Rosh Hashanah 1967)From September 13, 2015 (Rosh Hashanah) until October 2, 2016 (Rosh Hashanah) is the one year window, of the forty ninth year (seven ‘sevens‘), since the order to rebuild Jerusalem occurred on June 28, 1967.

Mark Biltz, pastor of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Washington has discovered an interesting phenomenon while collating the Jewish Calendar and NASA’s eclipse website.  A total lunar eclipse produces a “blood red moon.”  According to NASA’s eclipse website, the year 2014 has two “blood red moons” or total eclipses of the moon, one occurring on April 15, 2014 (Jewish Passover) and one occurring on October 8, 2014 (Jewish Sukkoth).  These two eclipses are immediately  followed by two additional “blood red moons” in the year 2015; one occurring on April 4, 2015 (Jewish Passover) and one occurring on September 28, 2015 (Jewish Sukkoth).  According to the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, four total lunar eclipses in a row is known as a tetrad.  After the “blood red moons” of 2014 and 2015, there are no more tetrads occurring on Jewish holidays in this century.

NASA’s eclipse website reflects that a tetrad occurred spanning the years 1493 and 1494.

1492 Spanish Inquisition – Christopher Columbus discovered America

April 2, 1493 – Jewish Passover – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

September 25, 1493 – Jewish Sukkoth – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

March 22, 1494 – Jewish Passover – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

September 15, 1494 – Jewish Sukkoth – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

No tetrads occurred in the 1600’s, 1700’s, or 1800’s, but NASA’s eclipse website does reflect that a tetrad did occur spanning the years 1949, and 1950.  This tetrad occurred following the birth of Israel as a nation; and during the subsequent Israeli war with the Arab world.

May 14, 1948 Israel declares its statehood and is immediately attacked by the Arab countries surrounding Israel

April 13, 1949 – Jewish Passover – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

October 7, 1949 – Jewish Sukkoth – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

April 2, 1950 – Jewish Passover – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

September 26, 1950 – Jewish Sukkoth – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

Following that tetrad, NASA’s eclipse website reflects that the next tetrad occurred spanning the years 1967 and 1968.  This tetrad occurred prior to and following the retaking of Jerusalem by the Israeli Defense Forces in the Israeli Six Day War.

1967 Israeli Six Day War

April 24, 1967 – Jewish Passover – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

October 18, 1967 – Jewish Sukkoth – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

April 13, 1968 – Jewish Passover – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

October 6, 1968 – Jewish Sukkoth – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

Biltz discovered that there have been seven Passover/Sukkoth tetrads since 1 A.D.  These began in 162/163 A.D., and occurred thereafter in 795/796 A.D., 842/843 A.D., 860/861 A.D., 1493/1494 A.D., 1949/1950 A.D., 1967/1968 A.D., with the eighth tetrad scheduled to occur in 2014/2015 A.D.

Biltz also noticed that there are two solar eclipses coming in the year 2015, where the sun will be temporarily blocked out.  (The Jewish Calendar has two new-years days during every twelve months.  One new-years day marks the beginning of the civil year; six months later, the beginning of the seventh month is new-years day for the sacred year.)  NASA’s eclipse website reflects that one solar eclipse will occur on March 20, 2015 which happens to mark the first day of the sacred calendar for the Jewish New-Year, and is 14 days before the “blood red moon” lunar eclipse coming on April 4, 2015 (Jewish Passover).  The other solar eclipse will occur on September 13, 2015 which happens to mark the first day of the civil calendar (Rosh Hashanah/Tishri)  for the Jewish New-Year, and will be 14 days before the “blood red moon” lunar eclipse coming on September 28, 2015 (Jewish Sukkoth).

April 15, 2014 – Jewish Passover – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

October 8, 2014 – Jewish Sukkoth – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

March 20, 2015 – New-Years Day of Jewish sacred year – total solar eclipse (sun blocked out) – (Jewish day begins in the evening at sunset)

Exactly 14 days later- April 4, 2015 – Jewish Passover – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

September 13, 2015 New-Years Day of Jewish civil year – Rosh Hashanah – partial solar eclipse (sun blocked out)

Exactly 14 days later – September 28, 2015 – Jewish Sukkoth – total lunar eclipse (“blood red moon”)

(The dates of the two lunar eclipses make them appear to follow the solar eclipses by 15 days and not fourteen, until you remember that the Jewish day begins in the evening at sunset.)

Joel 2:30-31 (NIV) I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.  The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

Acts 2:19-20 (NIV) I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

Matthew 24: 27-30 (NIV) For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. “Immediately after the distress of those days” ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.

You must subtract seven years from the approximate time of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in order to calculate the approximate time for the beginning of the Tribulation period.

That would put the one year window for the beginning of the Seven Year Tribulation Period from September 29, 2008 (Rosh Hashanah) until September 18, 2009 (Rosh Hashanah).

When NASA’s eclipse website is collated with the Jewish Calendar, the collation reflects that there will be total solar eclipses on the 1st of Av in the years 2008, 2009, 2010.  The month of Av is a month of mourning for the Jews, as both Jewish Temples was destroyed on the 9th of Av (Tish’a B’Av).

August 1, 2008 – 1st day of the month of Av – total solar eclipse

July 22, 2009 – 1st day of the month of Av – total solar eclipse

July 11, 2010 – 1st day of the month of Av – total solar eclipse

Bill Koenig of Koenig’s International News has provided additional information concerning “blood red moons” and the Jewish Temple Mount.

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Matthew 24:36a (NIV) “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

We cannot know the exact day or the hour because the Jewish Calendar is a 360 day calendar based on the moon, with leap days added as necessary to keep the seasons correct.  We actually never know exactly what day we are in.  We can however, know very closely when Jesus will return so that the exact day is not a surprise.

1 Thessalonians 5:4 (NIV) But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.

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Both King Artaxerxes, and the Knesset’s decree to rebuild Jerusalem have resulted in TWO times of resistance to the rebuilding of Jerusalem. The enemies of Israel resisted the rebuilding of Jerusalem at the time of Nehemiah and Ezra, and the enemies of Israel are resisting the rebuilding of Jerusalem by the Jews today.

Daniel 9:25c (NIV) It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.

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Within the Seventy ‘sevens,‘” there are TWO abomination that causes desolation.” Daniel 9:27 references the Antichrist’s “seven year period,” and the abomination that causes desolation in the middle of the “seven year period.”  abomination that causes desolation,” is something unclean in accordance with Levitical law being sacrificed in the Jewish Temple, or a Gentile sacrificing in the Temple.  (From a Biblical perspective, there are two classes of people in this world; Jews, who are descendants of Jacob [Israelites], and Gentiles [sometimes referred to as Greeks]).  Antiochus Epiphanes was the first “abomination that causes desolation,” when he desecrated the Jewish Temple at Jerusalem for a three and one half year period between 168-165 B. C.  The Antichrist will be the second abomination that causes desolation,” when he desecrates the Jewish Temple at Jerusalem for a three and one half year period, in the last half of the Seven Year Tribulation Period.  In a perfect parallel to the two “Comings” of Jesus Christ, there has already been one abomination that causes desolation,” just prior to Jesus’ first Coming, and there is still an abomination that causes desolation to come, just prior to Jesus’ Second Coming, making a total of TWO.

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In a direct parallel to the TWO abomination that causes desolation,” there are TWO periods of three and one half years in which Jesus Christ is specifically shown to the Jews to be the Messiah, totaling seven years, or one “seven.

The first three and one half year period that Jesus was proclaimed as the Messiah specifically to the Jews, was when Jesus personally taught the Jews that He is the Messiah.  The second time that specifically the Jews will be taught that Jesus is the Messiah will occur from Mid-Tribulation until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.  144,000 Jewish male virgins will teach the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah after Mid Tribulation, when the last Gentile that is going to be saved will have been saved.

Romans 11:25-27 (NIV) I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. 27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”

The Jews have been separated from God for two thousand years, since the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Hosea 3:4-5 (NIV) For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or idol. 5 Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the Lord and to his blessings in the last days.

God will restore the Jews after the two thousand year separation, and the Jews will live in the presence of God for the One Thousand Year Reign of Jesus Christ from Jerusalem.

Hosea 6:1-11 (NIV) “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. 2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. 3 Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” 4 “What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears. 5 Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets, I killed you with the words of my mouth; my judgments flashed like lightning upon you. 6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings. 7 Like Adam, they have broken the covenant–they were unfaithful to me there. 8 Gilead is a city of wicked men, stained with footprints of blood. 9 As marauders lie in ambush for a man, so do bands of priests; they murder on the road to Shechem, committing shameful crimes. 10 I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel. There Ephraim is given to prostitution and Israel is defiled. 11 “Also for you, Judah, a harvest is appointed.

Hosea 6:2 referenced above again reveals the concept whereby a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day:

2 Peter 3:8 (NIV) But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

Psalm 90:4 (NIV) For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.

Forty nine years after the second order to rebuild the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, Jesus Christ will return at His Second Coming following the Seven Year Tribulation Period.  It is the order to rebuild the Jewish Temple at Jerusalem that will effect the beginning of the Tribulation Period.

All of the above information coincides with the TWOComingsof Jesus Christ.

Pictures of Jerusalem today

Jerusalem at the time of Jesus Christ

Written by twelvebooks

October 31, 2008 at 8:23 pm



2014   365
2013   365
2012   366  (FEBRUARY HAS 29 DAYS)
2011   365
2010   365
2009   365
2456 DAYS
= 2 DAYS
OR OCTOBER 30, 2008



Written by twelvebooks

October 29, 2008 at 10:21 pm





Written by twelvebooks

October 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm

(October 28, 2008 11pm) THE TWO WITNESSES TOMORROW OCTOBER 29, 2008

dear Armandito, this letter was published today on five doves and it is exactly what I told you at 6 PM today. Hope it is right.

Jerry Grenough (28 Oct 2007)
Two Witnesses Show Up By October 29, 2008

The Two Witnesses Will Have To Show Up By October 29, 2008!!! Why?

Well, according to the 2,520 timeline of the tribulation period ending on September 23, 2015 (per Sir Isaac Newton – Daniel & Revelation), the two witnesses will have to show up on October 29, 2008 and begin their 1,260 day ministry in Jerusalem.

Where are the two witnesses anyway?

Remember the Transfiguration of Christ? Moses and Elijah were with Christ in the transformed state he was in.

This was a vision of the Second Coming of Christ!
He told some of His disciples just days before that there would be some of them that would at one future time who will not see death!

The two witnesses are in heaven!!

They are waiting for their trip to earth at the rapture event!

Then they will be let loose on the earth to preach to the nation of Israel.

The fact that the two witnesses have to come down to the earth when Jesus returns for His Church, proves that the rapture has to happen before the first half of the tribulation period.

We will be raptured then they will immediately start preaching for 1,260 days up until the time of April 11, 2012.
Then the Anti-christ will enter the Jewish temple and set up the false idol and descecrate the holy place.

Then the Anti-christ will have 42 months left in his world conquest. The temple will be unclean until 1,290 days that would mean that on September 23,2015 the battle of Armegeddon will come to a conclusion then 30 days later the temple will be cleansed.

Written by Scott, forwarded by Jerry Grenough

Written by twelvebooks

October 29, 2008 at 2:58 am



John Tng (27 Oct 2008)
Psalm 108

Dear Doves,

I saw a car number plate two days ago that caused my jaw to drop. Oh no, not licence plate again. 🙂 A long time reader wrote me yesterday and ridiculed the doves’ efforts in our seemingly endless, futile, elusive search for the rapture date in the Hebrew feasts, calendars, timelines, astronomy, mathematics, dreams, visions, prophetic scriptures, and yes, even licence plates and clock faces etc, and the person added ‘ad nauseam’. Go on and ridicule. Just don’t get caught on the wrong side of the rapture when it happens. The last point is moot though for this reader as the person does not believe in a rapture anymore!

Surely the night is far spent and deception has worked its way deep into the minds of many believers. But of course, as far as this reader is concerned, we the rapture watchers are the ones deceived.Will there be a rapture? If there is a rapture, is it possible for God to conceal the rapture timing in a licence plate or a clock face?

Over the years there had been countless rapture speculations on this site and none of them had come to pass. Every now and then I am reminded of this embarrassing track record (or the lack of it) by dissenters and scoffers. But then I wouldn’t be here on planet Earth responding to them and defending the purpose of watching had one of us stumbled upon the true rapture date, would I? The scoffers need to find a more intelligent objection than that.

Frankly, the doves are not so much concerned about the veracity of speculated dates than for the rapture itself. So what we are wrong a thousand times. Perhaps we may just be lucky the next time. The detractors rightly pointed out if we try hard enough, one fine day we will pin down the rapture date. What they meant as deriding humor is in fact an apt description of our modus operandi. 🙂 That is the spirit of an inveterate watcher. Criticize all you like. The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.

No one has the final word on the rapture, much less its timing. Feast or no feast, who knows? The jury is still up and it ain’t over ’till the fat lady sings. Anything is possible. Have we fathomed the mind of the Unfathomable One yet? 2008 is not yet over. As one dove pointed out, we still have Oct 27, 28, 30, 31, the whole month of Nov and 31 days of December. Sure, we can consider spring 2009, but that is 6 months more to go. Before that we should at least watch for the appearing of Jesus before 2008 draws to a close.

It is possible that God conceals the rapture in Psalm 108 pointing to the year 2008. This is scriptural for goodness sake. Not some licence plate or clock faces. However, we should not preclude personal confirmations in a licence plate or time on a clock face, which merely confirms the hidden prophecy written in the Bible hundreds of years ago. Conventional wisdom and men’s tradition says there is no hidden prophecy in the Psalms. The know-it-all teachers say there is no hidden Bible code (don’t even start on licence plate or clock faces). They conveniently deny anything they do not understand. God simply exists in their three-pound universe between their ears and no more. They do not think it possible for the all-knowing God to foretell EVERYTHING in His Word and to even encode every historical event beneath the surface text.

Given the plausibility of the last statement, the hidden prophecies in the Psalms is child’s play to the Omniscient God.

Licence plates and clock faces aside, you don’t suppose the ‘rational’ believers would concede that God is able to speak to us through the stock market index? I have my doubts. Try propose that to a skeptic and be prepared to be scorned at. If God is speaking through the global financial index, it is no longer a personal confirmation given to an individual. It is a worldwide sign.

I believe the Dow Jones Index plunge that started the “once-in-a-century credit tsunami”, 777.68 points to be precise, appears to be a MAJOR sign given by the Almighty. The cynic will simply shrug this off as random product of market forces. I beg to differ by offering two strong evidences: i) The last three digits of the point drop, 768, is the short date version of the Hebrew year, 5768. It just so happened that the day the market crashed was the last day of the Hebrew civil year (Sep 29, 2008). ii) The leading four digits of the point drop, 7776, is the sum of the Gregorian year, 2008, and its Hebrew equivalent, 5768.

Is this the handwriting on the wall that signals the beginning of the crumbling demise of the kingdom of this world after it was weighed and found wanting? On the surface it appears a bit of a stretch even for believers eager to believe. However, what I am about to share with you may alter your thinking concerning this sign.

Given the validity of the hidden prophecy in Psalm 108, what are the chances that its chapter order lines up PRECISELY with the Gregorian year 2008 and Hebrew year 5768? The sum of 2008 and 5768 — the four leading digits of the DJI point drop, 7776 — lands precisely on Psalm 108 if we count the Old Testament 7776 chapters backwards from the end of the Old Testament, Malachi chapter 4.

There are 929 chapters in the Old Testament. To count 7776 chapters, we need to count more than eight times: 7776 chapters = (8 x 929) + 344 chapters. The  position of Psalm 108 is exactly 344 chapters from the end of the Old Testament!

Psalm 108 is THE ONLY CHAPTER that displays this staggering phenomenon. Because we are approaching this psalm from the forward and backward counting directions, there can only be ONE PSALM that fits this window!

Am I saying the rapture must happen before 2008 is over? No. I am merely saying there is only a small window that exists if the hidden prophecy in Ps 108 and the counting of Bible chapters are valid.

An objection may be raised concerning the continued significance and relevance of the number 7776 (2008+5768) since we had already crossed from the Hebrew year 5768 to 5769 on Sep 30, 2008, the day after the financial tsunami. The last quarter of 2008 coincides with the Hebrew year 5769. If we were to use the sum of 2008 & 5769, which is 7777, we would have missed the window of opportunity since its match in the forward sequence of the Psalms is Ps 107, pointing to 2007, which is history!

One solution is to use the sacred Hebrew calendar system where the start of year begins on Nisan 1. In that case, we are still in the Hebrew year 5768 and the sum 7776 is valid from Apr 6, 2008 (1-1-5768) to Dec 31, 2008 (10-4-5768). The sacred Hebrew calendar system is Biblical since in the Bible Tishri is regarded as the seventh month and Kislev the ninth month.

If this insight is true, we still have two more months of hope this year. There is a lot going for the Hebrew year 5768, but space does not permit me to share. If we count the New Testament 7776 chapters backwards we end up on the chapter that records the 10 virgins waiting for the rapture! Indeed, the bridegroom came at midnight in verse 6 of this famous chapter, Matt 25.

This insight came to me a couple of weeks ago. But it only dawned on me two days ago that Ps 108 is the ONLY CHAPTER that matches the years in the two sequences that run in opposite directions. Such an insight seems outlandish and impossible. It did not take long for the Lord to rebuke me for my lack of faith when I took my family out to lunch after I realized how special Ps 108 was that morning. After lunch, as we were walking towards my vehicle in the carpark, I saw this licence plate and immediately I stopped in my track. The car was parked at lot 108. Hello, Psalm 108? The licence plate was 6777 — the mirror of 7776! The parallel is perfect since the direction of approach of the 7776 chapters towards Ps 108 is from the right to the left, the same direction indicated by the licence plate 6777 if we read it from the right to the left!

What are the chances that I happened to see a vehicle with licence plate 6777 parked at lot 108 shortly after I realized how special Ps 108 was being the 7776th chapter counting from the end of the Old Testament?

Tell me there is no link!

I was so awed by this experience that I had to come out of my dry spell to write to you. I don’t know what is in store for us this year. But one thing I can tell you, I have NEVER been so busy in my entire life. My work is piling up sky high and I shudder to think how I am going to make it through this year. But then I also know His grace is sufficient for me. As always.



Written by twelvebooks

October 28, 2008 at 3:12 am



Ted Porter (13 Oct 2008)
When is Jesus Returning?  The Answer is 42!

When is Jesus Returning?  The Answer is 42!


In 1978, a science fiction radio series aired on BBC called “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.  Created by Douglas Adams, it went on to become a spin-off TV series, comics, various books, and even a movie.  One of the repeated themes in the various incarnations of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is that a “simple answer” is asked of a computer called “Deep Thought” to “the ultimate question”.  After “Deep Thought” has spent 7 ½ million years computing and checking the answer, it spits out the number “42”.  Unfortunately, by this time, “the ultimate question” itself has been forgotten.

Fortunately, in real life today, eschatologists, (those who study end-time Bible prophecy), know “the ultimate question”.  That question is, “When is Jesus Returning?”  And, some of those same eschatologists even know the answer, even if they are at a loss to explain it, which again is the number “42”.

The Arithmetic of God

In 1976, a book was published called “The Arithmetic of God”.   This book claims that its Author is Jesus Christ.  Don Kistler, the one we could suppose is the author, lists himself as only the scribe.

How audacious a claim is that?  Is Don suggesting this book is inspired by God as to put this book on the same level as the original Hebrew Bible?  Sounds almost like blaspheme!  Wasn’t John the Disciple the last to receive revelation from Jesus Christ that became the last book of the Holy Bible, around 95 AD?   Well, there is no way to prove that assertion either.

But then, before we are too quick to judge, should we not first examine the book?  Remember that Jesus Christ when He was on earth, claimed to be the Creator of the Universe, the Great “I AM”, GOD.  This would be blaspheme and grounds for stoning, had it not been true.  Can we be sure that Don Kistler’s claim is also not true?

After examining this book, the author could find no contradictions that the author of “The Arithmetic of God”, like the Holy Bible, was not indeed Jesus Christ, the Word.  This book not only agreed with the Holy Bible but it complemented and even helped explain the Holy Bible.  But, of course, everyone will need to reach their own conclusions.  Assuming Don Kistler did receive “inspiration” from God, he rightfully should give credit for that inspiration, to God.  The author himself, while not claiming any infallibility, acknowledges that he can do nothing without God’s help.  The book has since been out of print for a while and Don Kistler has gone on to meet his great reward in Heaven.

The author also became convinced after reading The Arithmetic of God”, based on clues throughout the book, that Don Kistler had been given by God, foreknowledge of when Jesus Christ was returning.  As such, the author wrote a letter to Don Kistler during the 1980’s asking him if he could be more specific as to when Jesus Christ would return.  This was his response:

Greetings in Jesus name

Praise the Lord!

The Lord God Jesus gave me a sign to look for and I didn’t ask for the sign, but He gave it to me willingly.  I wish I didn’t put that in the book, but the Lord Jesus told me too.

The Lord Jesus gave me the “Arithmetic of God” because one day I decided to fast and pray which, is reading the Word of God to find out when He was appearing.  After days had gone by He revealed to me that He is already here in His many membered body called the sons of God.  (Romans 8:14, Gal 4:5-7, I John 3:1-2)

The sign the Lord Jesus gave me was not to be reveal, but He will reveal the sign to all the sons of God.  The sign is in the Word of God, the Bible KJV and people must read it and search the scriptures for the truth not hand-me-down man-made traditions and doctrines.  We are in the last days and enclose is a list of tapes of the teaching on the Bible.  If you decide to really know the Word of the Lord, I believe you will get a revelation on these teachings.

I hope you will understand and may the Lord Jesus continue to guide you in all truth.

In the Love of Jesus of Nazareth

Bro Don

In examining this letter, Don gives several clues.  The tone is remorseful that he could not reveal the sign foretelling the coming of the Lord Jesus as he was restrained by the Holy Spirit.  Still he could say that the sign will be revealed to all sons of God.  And the sign is in the KJV of the Word of God.

The Sign

Is the sign, wars and rumors of wars?  Is the sign a nation being born in a day?  Is the sign, Jerusalem, the city of Peace?  What are some of the signs spoken of in the Bible?  There are many signs, two in particular that appear to have recently been fulfilled:

1.  Nation born in a Day = Israel Created.  Fulfilled May 14, 1948?

Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Isaiah 66:8

2.  Times of the Gentiles be Fulfilled = Jerusalem no longer trodden down by the Gentiles.  Fulfilled June 7, 1967?

And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. Luke 21:24

The Number

But then, what do we do with the sign?  We must attach a number to it.  But what number do we attach to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ?  “The Arithmetic of God” has the answer and it is “42”.  One cannot do justice by paraphrasing the answer.  What follows is exactly what is written in the book by the Author Jesus Christ:

42 Second Coming of Jesus

Let’s take 42. Number 42 is the number associated with the Coming of Jesus: both His first coming and the two manifestations at His second advent (He came into the world the first time in the 42nd generation from Abraham). He is coming back for His saints before the 42-month reign of the beast, perhaps 42 months before the beast’s reign begins. He will return to the earth at the end of the 42-month reign of the beast to put an end to the wicked reign. The marvelous way in which this number works is the wonder of all wonders. My children of God, the time is at hand!

“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.” That is in Matthew 1:17. Here are 14 generations three times over. Three times 14 makes 42. Here is the number three for the Resurrection, and 14 for Salvation.

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” See Matthew 1:21. Christ is also the “Resurrection, and the life:” That is in John 11:25. When Jesus comes for His saints, the dead in Christ will be raised and the salvation of their bodies will take place, “and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Hebrews 9:28)

When three for the resurrection is multiplied by 14 for salvation, the product is 42, for the coming of Christ. When Jesus raised Lazarus, He spoke three words, “Lazarus, come forth.” That is in John 11:43. There are also three Greek words here which have 14 letters. Here again the number three, for the resurrection, and 14, for salvation or deliverance, follow these three words with 14 letters. Lazarus came forth from the grave. When the three words are added to the 14 letters, they total 17 for victory out of the grave, “0 grave, where is thy victory?” (I Corinthians 15:55) “thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our (1) Lord (2) Jesus (3) Christ.” This is in I Corinthians 15:57.

When the 14 letters in the three words Jesus spoke to Lazarus are multiplied by the three words the product is 42, for the second coming of Jesus. Fourteen times three is 42.

In all of this, there is a picture of what will take place when Jesus comes for His saints. Then the resurrection will take place, and three is for the resurrection. The salvation of their bodies will take place and 14 is the number for salvation. There is victory over death and the grave: three for resurrection and

14for salvation total 17, the number for victory. “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” (I Corinthians 15:54)

All of this will be brought about at the coming of the Lord Jesus. When three for the resurrection of the bodies is multiplied by 14, the product is 42, for the coming of the Lord Jesus, when all this takes place.

According to the Greek, the word “anastasis” is found 42 times in the New Testament. In the translation according to the revelation that Jesus gave me, this word translated “Resurrection” 39 times, “raising again,” one time, “raised to life again,” one time, and “that shall raise,” one time. This makes 42 times this word occurs where John said, “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:6) This connects the first resurrection with 42, the number for the coming of Jesus. A compound form of the Greek word “anastasis” is found one time in the New Testament; it is “exanastasis.” It is found in Philippians 3:11, and is translated “Resurrection.”

If this compounded form of anastasis be counted, the 42nd time this word would be found is in Revelation 20:5 where it is said, “This is the first resurrection.” In the statement, “This is the first resurrection.” there are five Greek words and 20 Greek letters. When the numbers from one to 20 are added up the sum is 210. When this number, 210, is divided by five, the number of words in the passage, it comes out exactly 42, which is the number for the second coming of Jesus.

When Jesus comes to raise His sleeping saints and to translate the living saints then their bodies will be redeemed and the manifestation of the sons of God will take place. “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” (Romans 8:19) At that time it will be brought to light who are really the sons of God.

In the same connection Paul said, “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” See Romans 8:23.

Number 22 stands for light or making manifest, number 20 stands for redemption, and when 22 js added to 20, the sum is 42, for the second coming of Jesus at which time the manifestation of the sons of God will take place and their bodies will be redeemed. Where can such a book as the Bible be found?

The return of Jesus to the earth to reign is also connected with 42. The beast or the man of sin is to be destroyed with the brightness of our Lord’s coming. “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brighteness of his coming,” (II Thessalonians 2:7-8)

There are 36 Greek words in this statement, the exact number of words found about the beast in Revelation 3:2, and the exact number of times the beast is mentioned in the book of Revelation. This also shows that this person will be destroyed with the brightness of our Lord’s coming.

In Revelation 13:5, it is stated that the beast will continue 42 months, “and power was given unto him to continue FORTY and TWO months.” In Revelation 19:11-21, there is a prophecy of the return of Christ to judge and make war. He is called Faithful and True in the 11th verse, in the 13th verse He is called the Word of God. In the 16th verse. He is called the King of kings and the Lord of lords. In the 19th and 20th verses. He is a prophecy of the beast being cast into the lake of tire and brimstone. So since the beast will continue 42 months and since he will be destroyed at the return of Jesus, then Jesus will return to reign at the end of 42 months of the beast’s power, this again connects our Lord’s coming with the number 42.

I’ve just told you something, children of God, Hallelujah!

Jesus revealed unto me of His coming and when. Oh, if you can just see what Jesus has revealed to you! That you might know the time of His coming! Not the day nor the hour, but the time of His coming.

Let us see how 42 balances with the number of the devil plus the number of the beast. Here is something to make us marvel indeed. Peter said in I Peter 1:13, “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” When five for grace is multiplied by 42 for the coming of Christ, the product is 210. Keep this number in mind.

In Jude, in the 14th and 15th verses, there is a prophecy of Jesus coming in judgment. “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these saying. Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints. To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” Here is a prophecy of Jesus coming in judgment. Number 11 stands for judgment and 42 for the coming of Jesus. When 42 is multiplied by 11, the product is 462. Let this number, also, be kept in mind.

It was Enoch, the seventh from Adam, who prophesied of this judgment. When 462 is divided by seven, the number connected with Enoch, it comes out exactly 66 times. Enoch prophesied of judgment. When you take 11, the number for judgment, and add all the numbers from one to 11, the sum is 66.

A description? This coming in judgment is given in Revelation 19:11-12 and Revelation is the 66th and last book of the Bible.

Now let us add 210 (which was obtained by multiplying 42 for the coming of Jesus, by five, the number for grace as given in I Peter 1:13) to 462 (which is 11, for the judgment, divided by 42, which is for the coming of Jesus). These two numbers, 210 and 462, make 672. Six, the number for the devil or Satan, added to 666, the number of the beast (see Revelation 13:18), equals 672. The evil combination of the devil and the beast will be broken up by our Lord’s return.

How about those numbers, children of God? Who could write such a book or books and make them balance like this? Only one inspired by God to do so, by the revelation of Jesus Christ! Each of the 66 books of the Bible was inspired and guided by Him, Who is all-wise and never makes a mistake.

Okay.  The biggest clue is at the beginning.

He is coming back for His saints before the 42-month reign of the beast, perhaps 42 months before the beast’s reign begins.

Boy is that the biggest “perhaps”.  Assuming this “perhaps” can be removed, then if we can figure out when the 42-month reign of the beast should end, we can count backward 42 plus another 42 months to the Rapture.  We surmise that the 42-month reign of the beast ends with the final return of Jesus Christ to earth.  Then this “perhaps” backs us up another 42-months for a total of 84 months.  Now, we need to figure out when Jesus Christ is returning the final time to earth.

Passion, Power & Glory

When counting time as in the books of Daniel and Revelation, how long is a month and a year?  Are they Gregorian, composed of 30 or 31 days, Hebrew, composed of moon to moon or 29.530588 days, or what can be called prophetic, composed of 30 days with 12 months making a 360 day prophetic year?  In 2003 the author had considered them prophetic, or composed of 30-day months and 360-day years.  That is when by plugging in dates and numbers in a spreadsheet, the author noticed that exactly 49 “prophetic” years or 17,640 days, to the day, were between Jerusalem Unification Day, June 7, 1967 and Yom Kippur, September 23, 2015.  Having read Sir Isaac Newton’s “The Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse”, the author saw the connection with fulfilling Newton’s interpretation of the Prophet Daniel’s 7 weeks equivalent to 49 prophetic years, separated out of the total 70 week prophecy.  This connection was posted on Five Doves and later published in book form the following year as “Passion, Power & Glory – Watching for the Return of the Prince of Peace.  From pages 44-46:

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

There is usually at least one original overriding idea in many great books.  Sir Isaac Newton’s well written book, “The Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse”, (originally published in 1733) may contain many but one of the greatest was the following assertion.  That regarding Daniel’s 70 week prophecy, the 62 weeks from the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem related to Christ’s first coming and the 7 weeks from the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem relates directly to Christ’s second coming.  Quoting from the revised edition published in 1998 by Printland Publishers, Hyberadad, India, starting at the bottom of page 132.

Know also and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to cause to return and to build Jerusalem, unto the Anointed the Prince, shall be seven weeks.  The former part of the Prophecy related to the first coming of Christ, being dated to his coming as a Prophet; this being dated to his coming to be Prince or King, seems to relate to his second coming.  There, the Prophet was consummate, and the most holy anointed; here, he that was anointed; comes to be Prince and reign.  For Daniel’s prophecies reach to the end of the world, and there is scarce a prophecy in the Old Testament, concerning Christ, which doth not in something or other relate to his second coming.  If divers of the ancients, as Irenaus, Julius Africanus, Hippolytus the martyr, and Apollinaris Bishop of Laodicea, applied the half week to the times of Antichrist, why may not we, by the same liberty of interpretation, apply the seven weeks to the time when Antichrist shall be destroyed by the brightness of Christ’s coming.

Very well said.

Likewise is Sir Robert Anderson’s groundbreaking book on Daniel titled “The Coming Prince” (1895).  One original overriding idea is in the evidence presented that the first part of Daniel’s prophecy of Christ’s first coming as King of Kings was fulfilled to the exact day.  This brought us to what we celebrate as Palm Sunday, the Sunday before His passion when He entered Jerusalem as King of Kings but was later rejected that same day.  One simply had to substitute, using the conversion used in Revelation, 360 days for each of the days represented in the 70 week prophecy of Daniel regarding the 7 and 62 weeks total.  (The days represent years and the years contain 360 days.)

Now, standing on the shoulders of these giants and creating a synthesis of these two original ideas to create a third.  That is, the modern day commandment to rebuild Jerusalem occurred when the Nation of Israel captured Jerusalem on June 7, 1967.  Rebuilding has indeed occurred since that time in Jerusalem.  Adding 7 weeks or in other words 49 years of 360 days from June 7, 1967 brings one to exactly Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, in the year 2015, (September 23, 2015, Tishri 10, 5776).  Would this not be the fulfillment of prophecy for Christ to return as the King of Kings “when Antichrist shall be destroyed by the brightness of Christ’s coming”?

In addition, “Heavenly Signs in 2015” are discussed on page 135 of the same book, which reads in part:

Heavenly Signs in 2015

It is also of interest the heavenly signs around September 23, 2015.

On September 13, 2015 at 6hr 43min UT we have the new moon which would be Rosh Hashana.  Exactly 13 minutes later we have a partial eclipse of the Sun (magnitude .791).  Ten days later which would be Yom Kippur, 9/23/2015, the proposed 2nd Coming of Christ, there is also the autumnal equinox, (8hr 21m 34s UT)….

Five days later on 9/28/2015 (2hr 49m) there is a total eclipse of the moon (magnitude 1.27).  Exactly 3 minutes later there is the full moon, although because of the eclipse it would not be seen. The previous spring equinox (March 20th), there was a total eclipse of the Sun.

Counting backward one period of 42 months from 9/28/2015 to come to the possible start of the reign of the beast brings one to the date 4/11/2012.  Counting backward another period of 42 months to come to the possible Rapture brings one to the date 10/29/2008.  At the time of the writing of the book, it was possible to count back another period of 42 months for watching for the Rapture, which brought one to 5/18/2005.  This date did not appear significant.  However, the number 555 did appear related to the Rapture  and the date 5/5/05 preceded this date by less than 2 weeks.  Another possible date to watch for the Rapture was also proposed which was 10/5/2005, Rosh Hoshana.  Reconciling these two dates into one date was not possible.  Both had reasons to be watched.  Note that 5 times 5 times 5 is 125 and 42 + 42 + 42 is 126.  So counting 3 times 42 inclusively equals 125 or 5 cubed.

However, now we are almost to the time of two times 42 months from 9/23/2015, Yom Kippur, or 2520 days, which brings us to 10/29/2008.  This is the beginning of the second month of the current Hebrew calendar.  However, consider in the last 2000 years, the precession of the equinoxes has moved the constellations one month backward.  So, while from the Suns standpoint it would be the beginning of the second month, from the standpoint of the Universe it would be the beginning of the first month, Rosh Hoshana.

One analogy of the two advents of the second coming of Jesus is that the first advent, the Rapture would occur on Rosh Hoshana, Tishri 1, and the second advent would occur on the date, 9 days later Tishri 10 or Yom Kippur.  Consider using the measure of time which is a measure of man, gestation.  Taking 40 weeks of days as being the period of gestation times the 9 days between Tishri 1 and 10, (40 x 7 x 9) and one also arrives at 2520 days.

Confirming Witnesses

After this book was published in 2004, many others have added to the research bearing witness for watching around 2015 for the return of Jesus Christ.  This interest has heated up as we approach the date of October 29, 2008, seven prophetic years before September 23, 2015, and 42 prophetic years from June 7, 1967.

Bonnie Gaunt in August 2006 published a study showing that 2015 is a jubilee year.

Mark Biltz in April 2008 received much media attention when he uncovered more information regarding the heavenly signs in 2015 and 2014.  This especially in regard to lunar eclipses falling on Jewish feast days in clusters called “tetrads”.

In July 2008, Joshua Elsom posted on the internet, research instead of going forward from June 7, 1967 the 7 weeks of Daniel’s 70-week prophecy, going backward 62 weeks in fulfillment of another part of Daniel’s 70-week prophecy.

In September 2008, No. 1 best-selling author David Flynn released a new book called, “Temple at the Center of Time – Newton’s Bible Codex Deciphered and the Year 2012”.  In it he discusses in depth the relationship between distance and time and how it relates to the number 2,520.  (Remember two periods of 42 prophetic months is 2,520 days.)   He reveals the amazing discover that the writing on the wall from the book of Daniel of Mene, Mene, Tekel, Uparsin are actually monetary units.  And a Mene is worth 1,000 gerahs, a Tekel worth 20 gerahs, and an Uparsin or Peres is worth half a Mene or 500 gerahs.  So the total of Mene, Mene, Tekel, and Uparsin are 1,000 + 1,000 + 20 + 500 = 2,520.  Guess what page this amazing discovery is revealed?  On page 42!

Another amazing discovery was that Israelites cubit from Moses to Solomon, used for construction of the Ark of the Covenant and the Temple was equal to 25.20 inches, another reference to 2,520.  This is not revealed till page 84!  Whether these discoveries were placed on these pages on purpose or by accident, it is still interesting, even here, to see the equivalency between 42 and 2,520.


Now let’s apply the number 42.  Consider the first advent of the second coming of Jesus which will be in the clouds at the Rapture.  Will it occur exactly 42 prophetic years to the day after the fulfillment of the sign of the end of the times of the Gentiles, Jerusalem Unification Day?  Consider the reign of the beast foretold in the book of Revelation.  Will it begin exactly 42 prophetic months after the Rapture of the Saints, the sons on God?  And consider the second advent of the second coming of Jesus when He sets foot upon the Mount of Olives and ends the reign of the beast.  Will it occur exactly 42 prophetic months after the start of the beasts reign, two times 42 prophetic months after the Rapture, to the day, on Yom Kippur, the Holiest day of the year?  This would make the second advent of Jesus exactly 49 prophetic years or 7 prophetic weeks or one prophetic jubilee, to the day, past Jerusalem Unification Day to fulfill the 7 weeks of Daniel’s 70 week prophecy.

Consider the first advent of the second coming of Jesus to occur at the end of the term of the 42nd different president of the United States, (one president had two separate terms of office).  Consider His coming signaling an inclusive seven-day warning before the next president of the United States is planned to be elected and a two times 42 day warning before the next president of the United States is planned to be inaugurated.

Consider periods of 49 prophetic years, which is 7 prophetic weeks, which is one prophetic jubilee, ending with the last prophetic week being October 29, 2008 – September 23, 2015.  Counting backward it works out to the time from 28 AD to 35 AD.  This would be the 42nd prophetic period when Jesus was cut off, crucified in the middle of this time.  From then till just past 4000 BC, the time of Creation, would be another two times 42 prophetic periods.  This would be the same as from now to then as three times 42 prophetic periods or prophetic jubilees.  This whole period of Man’s lease on this planet earth totals 126 prophetic 49-year jubilee periods.  Or put another way, the difference is 125 prophetic 49-year jubilee periods and 125 is 5 times 5 times 5.  Below is a table of each 49 prophetic year period going back to Creation:


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Ted Porter

Written by twelvebooks

October 27, 2008 at 10:32 pm

(10/23/08) In memory of the holocust 63 years ago


Please read the little cartoon carefully, it’s powerful. Then read the comments at the end.

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In Memoriam

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Now, more than ever, with Iraq , Iran , and others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it’s  imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who  would like to do it again.

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October 22, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Letter 22 (10-15-08) the symbols of the Bible

October 15, 2008

Letter 22 (10-15-08) the symbols of the Bible

It is important to the readers of this letter that are not familiar with the Word of God as written in the Bible that they understand the things that are to come according to the Word.

In the book of Revelation starting in chapter six and ending in chapter 22 is a description of a future series of events that will come to the inhabitants of the world for a period of time of 7 years long. This book that for many people is difficult to read and understand is full of symbols and events that are difficult to understand. I will try to explain some of them as I see them and by no means is it implied to be a perfect rendition of the meaning intended by the Creator Jesus Christ so bear with me and discern.

There are three main divisions that are readily seen and they are seven seals on a scroll, seven trumpets played by angels and seven cups of the wrath of God poured from the altar into the world by an angel.

My interpretation is there are three sets of judgments that are sent to the world by Jesus (the Seals) by the Holy Spirit (the trumpets) and by God the Father (the bowls of wrath).

I will concentrate on the first four seals because I believe that the economic debacle of the world economy that is happening now is the preparation for the beginning of the time of tribulation (apocalypse, apocalypse).

When the Lamb opens the first seal a white horse comes out and its rider is given a bow and a command to go and conquer. When the second seal is opened a red horse comes out and its rider is given a great sword. It is given the command to take the peace from the world. When the third seal is opened a black horse comes out and its rider is given a pair of scales and told to measure a small portion of food for a large price to buy. The fourth seal is opened and a pale horse comes out and the rider is death and plagues. They are given the command to kill one fourth of humanity. At this point I want to say that in today’s figures it is 1.68 billion people and this is only the beginning of the seven years.

Now let us try to understand the first white horse. Many Bible scholars believe he is the man that Satan is going to indwell and who will control the world on this time. I agree with this interpretation. Let us look at the other symbols with this white horse. First is the color white, it is a symbol of purity, holiness absence of blemish, and in more popular culture the good guys in the West wear white. It is also possible that it refers to a seat of power called the white house where the president of the United States of America resides. A counterfeit god will show as white. Next is the bow, which is a weapon. This weapon’s characteristic is the ability to kill at a distance with the arrows that are shot from it. So it is possible that Our Lord was telling us the location and type of armies that this evil man will have. The emblem of the US, the eagle has thirteen arrows in his left claw and an olive branch in his right claw. The mobility and killing power of our army is well known and many of our enemies have found out already. We possess such technology of armaments and more than 13,000 nuclear weapons that there is no other nation of equal strength.

It is important to introduce more symbols to further clarify the ones before. In chapter seven of the book of Daniel Chapter 7:7 a fourth beast is introduced, this is the last empire which will have control of the world before the coming of the Lord. This beast is also shown in chapter 13 of the book of Revelation and it is the little horn that I believe is the rider of the white horse. In Daniel 7:19 the angel explains the meaning of the 4th beast, the horns and the little horn, but what is left out of the explanation is why little. If it is so strong as to control all the others and uproot three it can not mean a little man midget or a little kingdom but it has to mean a young man or a young kingdom or both. Therefore in our world today this can refer to the USA which is also a powerful nation and a young one at that. The original settlers of this land all came from Europe and today is a nation of people of many nationalities, truly a sea of nations as shown in Revelation. It is also across the ocean from the Middle East. I am not going to say that all this way of looking at these symbols are correct or that it is the only logical explanation, but it is food for thought. This American nation is not at present the one shown above but if the rapture or removal of the Christians by Jesus happens in the next few days as I think is possible, then it can surely be the little horn of Daniel.

Now let us look at the red horse and the big sword. The other powerful empire in the world today is Russia and the color red fits it like a glove. The sword is indicative of a close quarter’s weapon and the nature of the armies of Russia (ex Soviet Union) certainly fit the symbol. It also has a nuclear arsenal in excess of 13,000 nuclear weapons and it has the vehicles to deliver them. The combined nuclear arsenals of the rest of the world are not more than 5,000. It is well to point out at this time that the nation of Israel has about 400 of these weapons according to estimates and the book the Sampson option. Well this country is also mentioned in the book of Ezequiel as the land of Magog. If they are both the same then the battle of Gog and all the Muslim nations mentioned there against Israel is one of the first events of the tribulation and those of you who think the antichrist is from a Muslim country can not be right because the prophet shows the complete destruction of all these nations.

Now let us look at the third black horse. These symbols represent the collapse of the world economy and the spread of hunger in all the world. Today the Dow industrials went down 733 points as well as the other two indicators. With the total downs from the preceding days it is not to far fetch to assume we are well on the way for this black horse to be unleashed in the world. If the white horse and the red horse get to war, it is easy to visualize famine and death and plagues with the scope to kill 1,680 million people in a very short period of time.

I hope if you are reading this and get scare that all can be avoided by your hearts attitude with the Creator of the universe the Lord Jesus Christ. He died and paid for transgressions against the laws He gave us and put in our hearts.

The believers will escape by being taken out of the world before these events occur, but if you are here while all this is going on, put your trust in Him and your soul will be saved for all eternity even if you are killed. Those who die in Him will be resurrected before or just after the seven years are over. Get a Bible and read it, believe and be saved.

Your servant of Jesus Christ


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October 16, 2008 at 12:29 am



Tony Ellsworth (14 Oct 2008)
October Full Moon:  Blood Moon

Today is the 1st day of the Feast of Tabernacles under the full moon known as:  Hunter’s moon, Blood Moon or Sanguine (bloodshed) Moon

Farmers’ Almanac® Web site Welcomes the “Hunter’s Moon,”

LEWISTON, Maine and SAVANNAH, GA – welcomes this month’s special full moon, scheduled to debut Oct. 26th EST, with entertaining video and lots of content about full moons.

October’s full moon is referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, the Blood Moon, and the Sanguine Moon. Many ages ago, Native Americans, who kept track of the seasons and months by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon, named this bright October moon because it is the time of year when the deer are fattened, the fields are harvested, and hunters can easily spot animals who come out to glean the fallen grains by its light.

The Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, because it is associated with the onset of winter. It has historically served as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.

  1. Joel 2:31
    The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.
    Joel 2:30-32 (in Context) Joel 2 (Whole Chapter)
  2. Acts 2:20
    The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
    Acts 2:19-21 (in Context) Acts 2 (Whole Chapter)
  3. Revelation 6:12
    I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,
    Revelation 6:11-13 (in Context) Revelation 6 (Whole Chapter)



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October 14, 2008 at 4:14 pm



Carlton R (14 Oct 2008)

Lisa Taylor (2 Oct 2008)
The Rapture in Tabernacles

Dear Doves,

I wanted to share a few intriguing reasons for why you may want to consider the Feast of Tabernacles as a candidate for the Rapture.

Tabernacles is a 7 day feast with an 8th day tacked onto the end.  It memorializes the time that the Israelites had to live in booths after they were brought out of Egypt.  During the first 7 days, the celebrants are to live in booths or temporary dwellings. See Leviticus 23:42.  On the 8th day, the celebrants are to hold a sacred assembly.

Here are a few possible Rapture connections to the Feast of Tabernacles:

The Last Trump & Tabernacles

There is no scripture that expressly links the Last Trump of 1 Corinthians 15:52 to the Feast of Trumpets/Rosh Hashanah.  That position is based upon a rabbinical or traditional convention.  In fact, trumpets are blown on other Biblical feasts and festivals: “Also at your times of rejoicing – your appointed feasts and New Moon festivals – you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the Lord your God.” Numbers 10:10.

So, if the Last Trump is not sounded on the Feast of Trumpets, when else could it sounded?  The answer may be simpler that you think.  Since the cycle of the 7 Feasts of the Lord (Leviticus 23) is observed during a course of 7 months, beginning with Passover and ending with Tabernacles, why couldn’t the Last Trump be a trumpet blown during the last feast?

Scripture seems to back up this possibility.  Check out Psalm 81:3-4: “Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our Feast; this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.” (NIV)  This verse refers to the Feast of Trumpets, which is a new moon festival, and to the Feast of Tabernacles, which is a full moon festival.  Throughout the Bible, the Feast of Tabernacles is referred to as the feast or festival.  (See 1 Kings 8:2, 65 and 12:32; 2 Chronicles 5:3 and 7:8; Nehemiah 8:14, 18; and Ezekiel 45:25.)  Furthermore, blowing the shofar on the Feast of Trumpets and the Feast of Tabernacles is not a suggestion, but a mandate from God.  He clearly wants a trumpet to be blown on the last of the 7 Feasts.

(*Note: The KJV reads differently for Psalm 81:3. “Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.”  But if you look at the Hebrew, which you can check for yourselves at, the word for “in the time appointed” (“kece”) means “full moon.”  And the Hebrew word for “on our solemn feast” (“chag”) also refers to the Feast of Tabernacles in the Talmud, 2 Chronicles 5:3 and 1 Kings 8:2.)

Sign of Jonah

A fellow dove, Daniel Lizarraga, posted a great study about the sign of Jonah and its relationship to the Church Age. You may remember that the unbelieving Pharisees asked Jesus for a miraculous sign and he replied:  “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign!  But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.  For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here.”  Matthew 12:30-41.

In a nutshell, Daniel Lizarraga noticed that the sign of Jonah consisted of three feasts, not just one.  He sees Passover in the three days and three nights.  (Note: Passover tends to be a catchall for all 3 spring feasts. Technically, however, Christ died on Passover, was buried for 3 days during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and was resurrected on Firstfruits.)  He sees Pentecost in the 120,000 Ninevites who repented, because the number is a multiple of the 120 Christian believers who were in the upper room at Pentecost.  And he sees Tabernacles in the fact that Jonah made a booth to watch the outcome of the city. Finally, he sees all of this as an illustration of the Church Age.

I believe that his insight is confirmed by scripture.  The 3 feasts that make up the sign of Jonah are the same 3 feasts that make up the Pilgrimage Festivals. “Three times a year all your men must appear before the Lord your God in the place he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles.” Deuteronomy 16:16. (See also Exodus 23:14-17.)  This is no coincidence.  God has highlighted three out of the seven Levitical feasts for a reason.  At the time Jesus pointed the Jews to sign of Jonah, he was making a specific point about Gentile believers.  He also mentioned the Queen of Sheba who came to the faith during the time of King Solomon.  (See Matthew 12: 42.)  He was showing the Jews that the conversion of Gentiles would be a sign to them and that the 3 Pilgrimage Festivals would be connected to this sign.

In book of Jonah, the Jewish prophet is sent to Nineveh, a Gentile city, to warn the people of its destruction after a period of 40 days.  The Ninevites believe his message and repent to the God of the Israelites, who preserves them from judgment.  We thus have an illustration of Gentiles who come to a saving faith in God within a framework of events that point to the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles.  This is the sign of Jonah. And it is being fulfilled by the Church, a predominantly Gentile body, who has accepted the resurrected Christ (i.e. Unleavened Bread) as her Savior.  The Apostle Paul observed that our current age would be characterized by Israel’s unbelief, but that it would not be lasting. “Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious …. I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved ….” Romans 11:11, 25-26.

The Church, had its start on Pentecost, also known as the Feast of Weeks.  It was at that time that the Holy Spirit began to indwell believers.  In a spiritual sense, Pentecost has never ended. Believers continue to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit.  In fact, Paul referred to our present age as Today. “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. As has just been said: ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.’” Hebrews 3:13-15. Someday, however, “Today” will end.

If the Church Age is connected to the 3 pilgrimage festivals, then the next event on God’s prophetic calendar is the Feast of Tabernacles.  In the book of Jonah, the Ninevites were spared judgment.  Likewise, the Church will be spared the judgment of the Tribulation through the Rapture.  Our disappearance will truly be a miraculous sign to those remaining on earth.

Lastly, the name “Jonah” literally means “dove.”  Isn’t it interesting that there is a book of the Bible entitled “Dove,” the sign of the Holy Spirit, which is about a bunch of reprobate Gentiles who are spared from judgment?  Talk about an illustration for the Church Age.

Harvest Pattern

The Feast of Tabernacles is the last of the 3 harvest festivals – which are Firstfruits, Pentecost, and Tabernacles, respectively. Jesus may have established a pattern by being resurrected on a harvest festival – the Feast of Firstfruits.  Future resurrection events, therefore – including the Rapture – could occur on one of these festivals.  Since the Feast of Tabernacles signals the end of the harvest (Deuteronomy 16:13-15), it would be fitting for the Church to be “harvested” at the end of the harvest season, since it had it start at Pentecost, the beginning of the harvest season. See Exodus 23:16.  There is also a period of 4 months between Pentecost and Tabernacles. “Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest?’ I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.” John 4:35-36. Our job has been to participate in this on-going harvest. Someday, however, our work will end and there will be a final harvest of the Church.

Booths & Heavenly Chambers

There is a lovely passage in Isaiah that talks about the people of God entering chambers during a time of judgment.  It is viewed as an Old Testament reference to the Rapture: “But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy.  Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.  Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.  See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins.” Isaiah 27:19-21. Note that the people are told to hide themselves, but for a short period of time.  It is interesting to note that the Feast of Tabernacles is celebrated by the entering of temporary structures or booths for a period of 7 days.  Could this point to the Church entering chambers in heaven during the 7 year Tribulation?

Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:2-3.

Pattern from the Transfiguration

The Transfiguration is discussed in three out of the four Gospels: Matthew 17:1-13; Mark 9:2-3; Luke 9:28-36.  The accounts are all similar: Jesus, Peter, James and John go up a high mountain where Jesus is transfigured before them. Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appear in “glorious splendor.”  (Luke 9:31.)  A cloud envelopes all of them and they hear the voice of God.

It is possible that the Transfiguration occurred during the Feast of Tabernacles, because Peter asks if they should build 3 shelters or booths for Jesus, Moses and Elijah.  If this connection between the Transfiguration and the Feast of Tabernacles is true, we may have been given insight as to the timing of the Rapture. This is because there seems to be a parallel between the Transfiguration and the Rapture passage in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17:

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After than, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”

Similarly, at the Transfiguration, Moses represents the dead in Christ because he experienced death.  Elijah represents those who are alive at the time of the Rapture because he never experienced death.  They, the dead and the alive, join Jesus and are transformed.  Also, Old Testament saints and New Testament saints are together during this event as represented by Moses, Elijah, and the three disciples.  Although they are not in the air, they are on a “high mountain.”  (Matthew 17:1.)  A cloud envelopes them and they are with the Lord in the clouds.  Lastly, the voice of God is heard, and we know from other scripture that the voice of God is like the sound of a trumpet.  (See Revelation 1:10 and 4:1.)

The Transfiguration appears to be a rehearsal for the Rapture. Perhaps it is also an indicator for its timing.

In Secret

There is a passage in the book of John that expressly links Jesus Christ to the Feast of Tabernacles.  It states that the Lord’s brothers mock him for not having a more public ministry. “Therefore Jesus told them, ‘The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right.  The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil.  You go to the Feast.  I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.’  Having said this, he stayed in Galilee.  However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.  Now at the Feast the Jews were watching for him and asking, ‘Where is that man?’ …. Not until halfway through the Feast did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.” John 7:6-14.

It is interesting that Jesus initially attends the Feast of Tabernacles in secret.  People often criticize us for believing in a “secret” Rapture.  Wouldn’t it be something if this passage is a hint for when and how Christ will come for us?  Since the Feast of Tabernacles is a multi-day festival, no one would know the day or hour that He would come.  But rest assured that Christ will come at the right time.


– Lisa Taylor

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October 14, 2008 at 3:51 pm

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