The Full Story About When the Tribulation Takes Place
When you read, or hear someone tell you, you can't know the day or the hour, keep in mind they could not know then, obviously, since they could not calculate according to the Tetrads (signs in the sun and the moon), but once Israel is a nation again you can know. Moreover, you can't know when the end of the world is (Matt. 24.35-36), but you can know when Jesus returns which is 1000 years before the end of the world. Jesus did not say He would forever not know. Likewise, as we approach the season or find ourselves in the season as we are now, we can know. And lastly, you can't know the day or hour if you are a carnal Christian; only a spiritual Christian can discern the signs of the times because he is watchful and overcoming. Make sure when you read these passages about the day and the hour you read them in context.
We are coming to a turning point in history, because never has prophecy and the cosmos ever been this aligned before as it is now, and it all begins with the phrase when the "branch is tender" (Matt. 24.32) then you can "know" when Jesus returns "right at the door" (v.33). Israel represents the fig tree in the OT and Jesus even cursed the fig tree representing Israel because it had leaves, but no fruit showing its outward display was not right while inwardly it was corrupt having no fruit. One would think within a lifetime constitutes easily "right at the door". 70 to 80 years is a lifetime (Ps. 90.10), and Abraham entered the promise land at 75. 75 years added to 1948 when Israel became a nation brings us to 2023 so the Tribulation can occur no later than the 7 year period from 2016 to 2023.
Just as all of Daniel's sixty-nine sevens (Dan. 9.25,26) were 2,520 days each (7 x 360) so too will be the 70th seven-the final seven (v.27; see Matt. 24.15). From the declaration to rebuild the Temple Nisan 1, 444 BC (Neh. 2.1) there would be 7 sets of 7 (49 years) then another sixty-two sets of seven, for a total of 69 sevens after which the Messiah would be cut off. 69 x 7 x 360 = 173,880 days. There are exactly 173,880 days from Nisan 1, 444 BC to March 28, 33 AD (Gregorian) which is the 1st day of the 4 day inspection of the lamb March 28, 29, 30, 31. Then Jesus was cut off April 1, April Fool's Day, 33 AD, Nisan 14, Passover.
And Ezekiel's prophecy on his side for 390 days also brings us to precisely as prophesied when Israel would become a nation again to the month of May. Israel became a nation again in a day on May 14, 1948. Wow!
So we are looking for a 7 year period that lasts 2,520 days. Incidentally, 2,520 is the smallest number divisible by all numbers for 2 to 10 as a basic working prophetic unit. Just as there were two signs in the heavens for the wise men to find the child of Bethlehem, we should expect two more signs-the second being the confirmation-in the heavens to know when Jesus returns. A feast Total Lunar Tetrad is when there is a red blood moon on passover, tabernacles, and again on passover and tabernacles over a 2 year period. They are very rare. The 6th one since Christ was 1949/50. Israel signed the Armistice treaty in 1949. The 7th was 1967/68 when Israel took over Jerusalem June 7, 1967. Never before in history were two Tetrads closer than 18 years apart. The 8th will be 2014/15. From the nation of Israel to its capital Jerusalem next will follow the building of the 3rd Temple. The Total Lunar Tetrad won't happen again till 2582/83. Wow! So this is it!
The 7 feasts of Israel are a rehearsal of things to come related to the Messiah. The first four feasts pertain to Jesus' first coming. The last 3 feasts to his second coming. Passover represents His atoning sacrifice. Feast of Unleavened Bread represents Jesus being in the grave for 3 days. Firstfruits typifies His resurrection. And Pentecost depicts the giving of the Holy Spirit to indwell believers now that Jesus is at the right hand of the Father. The last 3 feasts are about His second coming. Feast of Trumpets deals with the rapture according to readiness before the Tribulation starts since Matt. 24.40-42, Luke 21.36 and Rev. 3.10 are conditional if/then statements for Christians to be received up "before the throne" (7.9) at the first rapture before the first trumpet (8.7) of the Tribulation commences, if they keep the word of His patience, are prayerful and watchful. Most Christians alive at the time will lose this reward because they preferred to be carnal Christians. Though they can't lose eternal life, they can lose the reward of being received up before the throne ahead of time and escape the hour of trial that is to come upon the whole world. They will have to wait to meet the Lord in the air at the last trumpet instead. Next is the Day of Atonement which depicts all those who are saved when Jesus returns. And finally Tabernacles would be Jesus tabernacling among men for 1000 years, reigning with a "rod of iron" over the nations with His overcomers (Rev. 2.26, 12.5).
Hence, the Tribulation must start on Feast of Trumpets. Every two years or so the 2,520th day (7 x 360) of the Tribulation-the 1260th day of the Great Tribulation-lands on Tisha B'Av when the 1st and 2nd Temples were destroyed, for Jesus returns to reign in the 3rd Temple. In alternating years, amazingly enough, the 2,550th day-the 1290th day-lands on the Day of Atonement. Is this a coincidence? I think not. The Bible references the 1260th and 1290th day several times.
The problem before us is how do we determine which 7 year period is the Tribulation? Is it in the years the 2,550th day lands on Day of Atonement or when the 2,520th day lands on Tisha B'Av? There are a few clues that help us. There are seven sets of seven ( 7 x 7 x 360) from June 7, 1967 when Israel took over Jerusalem to the Day of Atonement Sept. 23, 2015 for a total of 17,640 days. Could this be a double fulfillment of Daniel's prophecy towards the rebuilding of the Temple? This suggests the Tribulation begins in the year 2015, not 2014 or 2016. Moreover, there's no 2,520 days from Feast of Trumpets and Tisha B'Av for 2014-21 or 2016-23. Recall Jesus steps down on the mount of olives no later than 2023 for us to enter the promise land. "So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran" (Gen. 12.4). Another major clue is that the Temple is cleansed after 2300 days (Dan. 8.14) so there should be 2300 days from around passover to the 1260th or 1290th day. What we find is in years that the 2,520th day lands on Tisha B'Av there are 2300 days from the 4th day inspection of the lamb to Tisha B'Av; that is, there are 2300 days from April 21, 2016 to Tisha B'Av Aug. 7, 2022. This is not the case for years when the 2,550th day lands on Day of Atonement. Therefore, we can be quite confident the Tribulation is Feast of Trumpets Sept. 14, 2015 to Tisha B'Av Aug. 7, 2022. There is also 1260 days from the 1st day inspection of the lamb April 18, 2016 to Feast of Trumpets Sept. 30, 2019. This could be the time of the Two Witnesses Enoch and Elijah, the only two persons in the Bible who did not die, who will die in the Great Tribulation then be raised up after 3 and 1/2 days. The 1335th day after the middle of the Tribulation (another key number in the Bible), or 2595th day of the Tribulation, in years the 2,520th day lands on Tisha B'Av ends up being the 4th day from Simchat Torah after Tabernacles ends. For Simchat Torah the Jews use to take out the Torah Scroll from the Holy of Holies and read it once a year so seems quite important. Whereas the 1335th day when the 2,550th day lands on Day of Atonement ends up in November with no significant feast or holiday attached to it.
Is there anything else to support the 2015-22 period? Indeed. Rev. 6.12 and Joel 2.31 tell us three events must take place in exact order shortly before the Tribulation begins. First is the great earthquake. Haiti 2010 had the 2nd greatest number of deaths of any earthquake in history and most deaths per capita (1 in 27 people). Japan 2011 had the greatest financial loss (all 50+ of their nuclear power plants were shut down and it was the 4th greatest in magnitude in human history). Year over year, no two earthquakes were this devastating. It was a new record broken in the Guinness Book of Records. Next is the black sackcloth sun. There are 4 kinds of solar eclipses, the rarest which is he Hybrid occurring about 5% of the time. The rarest kind of Hybrid is the H3 occurring again another 5% of the time (5% x 5% = .03%). The H3 starts off as partial eclipse then finishes as a total eclipse to produce that black sackcloth effect. A solar eclipse is even more rare when it is a long one and not a short one. A long solar eclipse is when it lasts longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds according to NASA. The 4th long H3 since Christ will be Nov. 3, 2013 and it won't happen again till 2172. Wow! Last but not least is the 8th Total Lunar Tetrad since Christ on passover, tabernacles and again on passover and tabernacles in 2014/15 and won't happen again till 2582/83. Interestingly, there are no rare solar eclipses and red blood moons associated to that date so the time is now!
Conclusively, the Tribulation can't start before 2015 because the Temple must be well under construction before then to be completed on time (before the 2300 days start), but nor can it start after 2016 because that is not deemed "right at the door," and the political/economic/global confrontation doesn't allow for a later date (see below). The Antichrist will inhabit the Temple (2 Thess. 2.4) so there must be a Temple to inhabit (constructed and completed). Since 2016 doesn't fit the profile to end on Tisha B'Av we are stuck with 2015 as the starting year of the Tribulation. What else? The sign of the Son of man (Matt. 24.30) must occur in the year 2022 and not 2023 if the 2015-22 timeline is the correct one. Amazingly, in the year 2022 Jupiter will the be closest to earth it has been in several centuries visible to the naked eye and expected to be hit with many comets showing a flashing or sparkling show. A sight to behold!
Isn't this amazing? I needed a sign in 2022 and I got it! I needed the 2,520th day from Feast of Trumpets Sept. 14, 2015 to land on a feast day or significant holiday. When I found the 2,520th day Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022 did not directly state there was a Jewish holiday on it I was concerned, but amazingly as I was reading on wiki, I discovered when Tisha B'Av is on a Saturday, it is commemorated the day after instead. In 2022, Tisha B'Av is on Saturday Aug. 6, so it is held on the 7th instead. Praise the Lord!
Is there any other data we can access? A very strong factor are the oil industry reports which say there is only 900 billion barrels of oil left in the world so at an average of 100 million barrels a day used up, there will be no conventional oil left by 2035. Any war that occurs will occur a good 15 years before that to control the flow of oil in the middle east. By 2020 the Great Tribulation will be well underway. Since in Rev. 9 the 1st woe is 5 months, the 2nd woe is 13 months, we easily can conclude the 3rd woe is 24 months for a total of 42 months of the Great Trib. Simply by using a calendar we can count down the days from the start of the Tribulation to know that the Great Tribulation starts Feb. 25, 2019, the 2nd woe begins July 25, 2019 and the 3rd woe begins Aug. 20, 2020. Rev. 9.16 says 200 million military units will congregate in the middle east in the 2nd woe. This was not possible before. And 1/3 of people of the earth will die in fire and brimstone, a nuclear exchange, also not possible before (v.18).
Rev. 8 contains the 4 trumpets that make up the first half of the Tribulation, that is, the first 42 months. Rev. 17.16 gives further details, and all that I would ask is that you read both chapter 8 and Rev. 17.16 together and imagine from that language if you can see a nuclear bomb blowing up the Vatican, the great harlot of religious Rome (ch. 17), that makes drunk the nations with the wine of the wrath of her fornications (14.8). I am convinced it will happen into the first half of the Trib so likely somewhere between 2016 and 2019.
We can now render a conclusion with 100% certainty for the Bible to remain consistent in its prophecies. We know the first rapture according to readiness is Feast of Trumpets Sept. 14, 2015 and Jesus steps down on the mount of olives Tisha B'Av Aug. 7, 2022 (Zech. 14.4, Acts 1.11, Rev. 1.7, 19.11-16). The last trumpet rapture and resurrection of all those saints who are alive and left, together with those who are asleep, will be taken up just before the 7th Trumpet bowls of wrath (Rev. 11.15, 1 Cor. 15.50-52, 1 Thess. 4.14-18) because were are not appointed unto wrath. Obviously, those who are alive are left. Why this apparent unnecessary redundancy? Fortunately it is only apparent. What is meant is that if you are a saint who is alive it is because you were left and not taken at the first rapture.
- 2015 to 2022
red blood moon