Where are we in the prophecy timeline? That is a question that is on many people’s minds. Surprisingly the answer may be in plain sight right before our eyes.
God in scripture gives us many end times chronological parameters, one of the most important of which is contained in Revelation 12, which details the sign of the woman clothed with the sun.
12 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
This passage presents a symbolic representation of some of the events surrounding the first and second coming of the great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. The woman is the nation of Israel, the child is the Lord Jesus.
For time sake we will not delve into all the aspects of the passage, but let’s consider verse 6; And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
This verse succinctly tells us how long Israel will flee into the wilderness during the end times to escape the persecution of the antichrist—1260 days—3.5 years. Will this fleeing occur in the first half of the 7 years or the second half of the 7 years?
The answer is self evident; since Israel is running from the antichrist that infers that he is in power. So when does the antichrist come to power? Since his reign of terror ends at Armageddon and also lasts 3.5 years, as indicated by verse 5 below, that implies that he takes over the world and wages his war of persecution against Jews and Christians during the second half of the 7 years.
13 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Thus sometime after the sign of the woman clothed with the sun occurs, the antichrist takes over the world and persecutes Jews and Christians (Seal 5). After his 3.5 year reign he is defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ at Armageddon.
Therefore if we know when the sign of the woman clothed with the sun occurs, we could then know where we are in the end times prophecy timeline.
Many believe the sign of the woman clothed with the sun will occur on 9/23/2017. (See Chapter 12 of The Coming Epiphany for a detailed explanation)Thus, if the sign occurs just before or at the midpoint of the last 7 years, then the antichrist will take over the world just after this sign, and that further implies that the last 7 years has already begun J.
(Note: The other possibility for the timing of the woman clothed with the sun is that it occurs at the beginning of the 70th Week and not near the midpoint. If that is the case then the timeline would begin in 2017 and the antichrist would take over the world circa 2021.)
Thus if the assumption that the sign of the woman clothed with the sun is near the midpoint is correct, then we have less than 2 years before the antichrist starts his evil reign, which will include his Seal 5 persecutions.
That would further imply that before he starts his evil 3.5 year reign over the world at the midpoint, that Seals 1-4 will be opened. The first four Seals are found in Revelation 6 and consist of the following events.
Seal 1: Conquering world force.
Seal 2: WWIII.
Seal 3: Famine, worldwide financial collapse.
Seal 4: Death, 1 out of 4 will die.
Illuminati documents tell us that these “world collapsing” events are planned to occur in a 91 day period before the antichrist comes on the scene. If our assumptions above are correct that would place those events to occur in the late spring or early summer of 2017.
Along with these “order out of chaos” planned destructions brought upon the world by the devil and his followers, the Words of the Lord allow us to conclude that several other events are possible.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21
In light of the Words of the Lord Jesus above many fearful things will occur before our redemption at the rapture, and thus before the midpoint and the time when the antichrist takes over the world. Here are some things, in no particular order, that are possibilities for what may occur before the takeover.
Large earthquakes—New Madrid, West coast, Japan, Central America…
Large volcanic eruptions—Yellowstone, Fuji, Popo…
Infrastructure and supply breakdowns
ET disclosure and events
Hoover dam destruction—antichrist breaking waters birthing ritual
North Korean nuclear crisis
Dividing of the land of Israel
Antichrist assassination then brought back to life
Rebuilding of the Temple
Destruction of the sovereignty of nations and establishment of the New World Order
Establishment of one world religion
Establishment of one world financial system (mark of the beast)
Again these are the things that are probable as occurring before the antichrist takes over the world. After he takes over the world he will establish the mark of the beast financial system, and wage his war against Jews and Christians (Seal 5).
Then after those events, at an undisclosed time, Seal 6 will be opened, and its associated events will occur, which includes the rapture.
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Rev 6
Notice what happens after the opening of Seal 6; great earthquake, sun darkened, moon to blood, meteor shower, atmosphere splits, all islands and mountains are moved. And the people hide underground and say “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.”
Now why would the people say “hide us from the face…?” Because they have just seen the Lord appear in the sky at the rapture. (For a scriptural proof of why the rapture will occur after the opening of the Sixth Seal see The Coming Epiphany)
After the rapture God’s wrath is poured out upon mankind during the Day of the Lord period of time. The events below constitute God’s Wrath.
1. USA—end times Babylon is destroyed in an all out nuclear attack. (Rev 18)
2. Sealing of the 144,000 (Rev 7)
3. Seal 7: 7 Trumpet judgments. (Rev 8:1-6)
4. Trumpet 1: Horrific hail and fire, 1/3 of plants burned up. (Rev 8:7)
5. Trumpet 2: Meteorite/Volcano explodes in the ocean, 1/3 ships and sea life destroyed. (Rev 8:8,9)
6. Trumpet 3: Comet explodes on the earth, 1/3 of fresh water poisoned, many men die. (Rev 8:10,11)
7. Trumpet 4: 1/3 of sunlight removed. (Rev 8:12)
8. Trumpet 5: First woe—Demon locusts, men tortured. (Rev 8:13-9:12)
9. Trumpet 6: Second woe—Demon army, 1/3 of men die. (Rev 9:13-21)
10. Ministry of 2 witnesses ended. (Rev 11:1-13)
11. Trumpet 7: Third woe—7 Vial Judgments. (Rev 11:14-19)
12. Vial 1: Boils on men. (Rev 16:1,2)
13. Vial 2: Sea turned to blood. (Rev 16:3)
14. Vial 3: Freshwater turned to blood. (Rev 16:4-7)
15. Vial 4: Great heat. (Rev 16:8,9)
16. Vial 5: Darkness. (Rev 16:10,11)
17. Vial 6: Euphrates dries up. (Rev 16:12-16)
18. Vial 7: The Lord Jesus Christ and His saints return to the earth and defeat the antichrist and his armies at Armageddon with 100-pound hailstones. Great earthquake, every island and mountain destroyed, America the Babylon sinks under the ocean. (Rev 16:17-21, Rev 18:21, Jer 51:42)
19. Jesus is anointed as King of the World and the Millennium begins! (Rev 19)
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Rev 22:20
Thus if the sign of the woman clothed with the sun occurs in the fall of 2017 and is near the midpoint of the 70th week then within the next 1.75 years many devastating events will occur. The events will precipitate the collapse of the world systems ushering in the New World Order led by the antichrist.
I wonder why the 1988 Economist cover entitled “Get Ready for a World Currency” had a picture of a world currency coin dated 2018? Hmm…
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