YEAR OF THE RAPTURE
In Daniel 9:25, God tells
Daniel, thru Gabriel, that
the WORD to return and build
there would be TWO PERIODS: one
of 7 weeks
(7 shemitta cycles adding up to
another of 62 weeks (shemitta
cycles adding up to 434 years).
THE REASON the 69 weeks are
is that there will be
TWO COMINGS OF
In Daniel 9:26 He indicates that
the 434 year period [62 weeks]
was already fulfilled in Jesus’
when He died and rose.
still leaves the 49-year
(7-shemitta) period to be
There have only been
TWO decrees to return and build
the first took place in
445 B.C. and the second
April 1, 1969.
If we count 7 shemitta cycles of
first shemitta cycle after 1969
SECOND DECREE was given), the SECOND
COMING of Christ must take place
in the year
The Rapture MUST occur
approximately 3½ years PRIOR TO
the end of the tribulation,
which would be in spring
a more detailed explanation,
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DANIEL'S 70 WEEKS
DANIEL PROPHECY TIMELINE:
SECOND COMING 2021
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things would increase (Daniel 12:4, 9).
The closer we get to "the end" the
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This is a series of messages that will
step, when the Second
Coming of our Lord will take
If you want to understand the BIBLICAL
REASONS, I suggest you follow them, and
not miss a
single one. It will all tie
together in the end.
The Jubilee [Yovel] is part of the
Code which appears in
Leviticus, chapters 17-26.
While most Messianic Jews and Christians
the prophetic significance of
the Feasts mentioned in
little if anything is said about the
prophetic significance of the Yovel.
The original Hebrew text did NOT contain
divisions, verse numbers, or
even punctuation marks.
Those were added much later, at the
Leviticus was not divided into chapters
24, 25, etc. It was all one long,
if we ascribe prophetic significance
the Feasts in Leviticus 23, the
neglected Jubilee, mentioned
in Leviticus chapter
25, must ALSO have
The Jubilee year would be counted from
the time Israel
[all 12 tribes] had
entered the Promised Land [Leviticus
Because the 12 tribes are not presently
in the land,
Israel has not observed the
laws of Jubilee for many
Maimonides correctly taught that it
who would restore the Jubilee [Isaiah
The Jubilee was the year following 7
Sabbatical years [shmita],
or 49 years. Hence, every
50th year was
The biblical requirements for Jubilee
1. The land must lie fallow.
2. Compulsory return of all property to
owners, or their heirs.
3. All loans [debts] in Israel were
4. Slaves were set free.
The ram's horn [shofar] would be
blown on Yom
Kippur of the 49th
year, preceding the Jubilee
proclaiming liberty throughout the
So, what is the prophetic significance
As we shall see in the coming days,
restore the Jubilee in His
HISTORY OF JERUSALEM
Prophecy gurus repeat
that Israel is
"God's prophetic time
clock". They are wrong.
prophetic time clock is Jerusalem.
Eschatology is inextricably linked to
in and to Jerusalem
[Jeremiah 3:17; Daniel 9:24-27;
chapter 2; Zechariah chapters 12-14;
In the 70 weeks prophecy given to
predicted Jerusalem would be
again, and rebuilt
Scripture must ALWAYS be taken IN
didn't even exist
prophecy was given. So it
doesn't figure into the
The Jerusalem that existed when the
given, in the 6th century
mostly what is
known today as "the
Jewish Quarter". It's also
in the Scriptures.
God's on record saying He loves THAT
PARTICULAR PORTION OF ISRAEL, more than
other part thereof [Psalms 87:2-6].
It was pretty much shaped like a square
of the lower part of Mount
Moriah, where the temples
and the hill of Zion, directly west from
The rest of what we call Jerusalem,
even the rest of
the Old City,
came much later.
As foretold in Daniel 9:27 and Matthew
Jerusalem was completely destroyed in 70
leveled to the ground. Not one stone was
just as Jesus predicted [Luke 19:41-
Sixty years later, in 130 A.D., Roman
toward Jews -- some of which had
to return and were living there in
conditions -- and decided to
rebuild the city.
However, Hadrian didn't understand the
he decided to build a PAGAN city and
even CHANGED ITS NAME to
about "gentile trampling"!
Adding insult to injury, he proposed
building a temple
at the site of the first and second
To top it all off,
he forbade circumcision
viewed as "mutilation".
This resulted in the Second Jewish
Revolt, led by self-
Bar Kochba, and caused a
between Jewish believers in the real
Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, and Jews who
the false messiah Bar
That rift remains to this very day.
After that revolt ended, Jews were
banned from living
in, or even
Jerusalem, except on Tisha B'av
marks the anniversary of the destruction
the first and second temples.
Most of what is known today as the Old
notable exception of the Jewish
There are some structures, mostly
or mosques, that were
added later by Emperor
Crusaders, and the Ottoman Empire.
There are also a few buildings that were
European nations in the 18th,
19th and 20th century.
The present walls were built by Suleiman
Magnificent in the 16th century A.D.
They extend much
further north than in
Daniel's Jerusalem, and leave out
southern portion thereof.
None of the above
was part of 6th century B.C.
Consequently, none of it qualifies as
"restoring and building" Jerusalem, in
context of the 70 weeks.
Hadrian built a pagan city, and changed
which in God's eyes is an
The rest didn't build the city at all,
just added a few
structures here and
The Jewish Quarter, which is prophetic
was destroyed in 1948 during
It remained desolate until Jews
Jerusalem, 19 years
later, during the 6-Day War.
Its reconstruction began in June 1969,
in the aftermath
of the Six-Day War,
evacuating all Arabs, and today
some 2,300 Jewish
families reside there.
All this was prophesied in the
It behooves all Christians to KNOW
It's IMPOSSIBLE to understand the end
times without it.
The prophecy of the 70 weeks, given in
is the single most
important, most accurate, TIMELINE
It is so precise that people really need
pathologically biased in order to
It's so awesomely fulfilled in Jesus
unbelieving critics have
made the false claim that it
written by Daniel, but by an anonymous
at a much later date, AFTER
Jesus appeared, died
and rose from the
Only problem with their false theory is
second century B.C.,
when the Hebrew Bible was
the same Book of Daniel
we have in our
Bibles today, in its entirety
the 70 weeks prophecy),
was included in
THAT is undisputed.
Better luck next time.
Jews offer a different excuse. They
claim [falsely, of
course] that the
"anointed prince" [mashiach
Cyrus, king of Persia.
While it's true that God refers to Cyrus
in Isaiah 45:1
as His "anointed", there
are a couple of problems with
The prophecy states that
"Messiah Prince" [mashiach
was cut off [killed] after 62 sabbatical
which is 434 years. Unless they
want to argue that
Cyrus lived 500
years, it doesn't hold water.
In their blindness, they say this refers
Cyrus, who issued the decree to rebuild
TEMPLE 7 weeks (49 years) after the
captivity [that claim is
HIGHLY debatable], and that the
prince who died after 62 weeks [434
Alexander Jannaeus, a cruel
king of Judea during the
To think that God would send Gabriel to
special message about
contradicts the text,
which says the command
is to rebuild
THE CITY, NOT the temple.
It also says that the 49 years come
AFTER that decree,
These facts alone COMPLETELY DEBUNK, and
their theory to shreds.
mentioned in this passage
Prince" [Jesus] and "the prince that
come" [Titus] who would destroy
the city and temple,
If the Jews' perspective were true, you
PRINCES: Cyrus, Alexander
Moreover, in the previous verse [Daniel
specifies that the 70
to "put an end to sin",
and bring in
Are they EVEN REMOTELY suggesting that
decree and Alexander Jannaeus's
Their last desperate pretext is that the
Messiah does not appear in
That in no way indicates that Jesus
wasn't and isn't the
fulfillment of this
The definite article doesn't appear in
verse 26 either,
where it refers to
Titus as another prince that would
Does that mean Titus wasn't a specific
than came and destroyed the city
and the temple,
in 70 A.D., precisely as
Take off the blinders, Jewish friends!
Even Maimonides admitted that this
In context, IT COULDN'T BE ANYONE ELSE.
NO ONE ELSE
can bring EVERLASTING
NO ONE ELSE
can put an end to sin.
NO ONE ELSE
can seal the vision and prophecy.
NO ONE ELSE
can put an end to the
[plural] of Jerusalem [Daniel 9:2].
Gabriel told Daniel there would be 70
(shemittas) in which:
Jerusalem would be rebuilt.
Messiah would appear.
Messiah would be killed.
Messiah would confirm the covenant.
Then another prince would come who'd
again] the city and the
time of the end".
when Gabriel told Daniel.
These things are now HISTORY.
YEAR OF THE RAPTURE
According to the Word of God, the
happen sometime IN THE
VERY NEAR FUTURE.
regarding the return of Jesus:
is the "70 weeks" given in Daniel
second is Luke 21:24-36.
Both timelines concern
In the latter, Jesus states that
Jerusalem will fall to
Gentiles, UNTIL the "times of the
Gentiles" are fulfilled.
AFTER their "times" are fulfilled, there
will be signs in
the sun moon and stars,
distress of nations with
seas and waves reverberating, men
of terror, the powers of heaven shaken.
shall THEY see the Son of Man coming in
cloud with power and great glory.
In verse 32 Jesus adds that THIS
context, the generation
after Jerusalem is recovered by
and is no longer trampled by Gentiles)
NOT PASS AWAY without ALL THESE
We are that generation,
without a doubt.
Jerusalem returned to the Jews on June
during the Six-Day War, AS JESUS
This happened after 2,030 years of
Since this happened 50
years ago (as of 6/7/17), and a
biblical generation is 40 years or
slightly over, we
KNOW His return MUST
very, very, very
But that still doesn't tell us
The next three messages will.
Romans, Persians, Byzantines,
Armenians, Turks, Crusaders,
Mamelukes, Ottoman Empire,
the British, Jordan
The 70 weeks of Daniel chapter 9 give
us the timeline
for Jesus' First and
Verse 25 says
"from the commandment to restore
build Jerusalem to Moschiach Nagid
Prince] there will be 7 weeks,
With the benefit of hindsight we know,
doubt, they were sabbatical
He said there would be
commandment to restore and
build Jerusalem to
Messiah Prince: one
would be 7 shemitta weeks of 49
the other would be 62 shemitta weeks of
years, totaling 69 weeks or 483
The first decree to restore and build
given by Artaxerxes
Longimanus of Persia in the 20th
his reign, which was March of 445 B.C.
From that time, there would be 69 (7+62)
of 7 years each] until Messiah would
69 sabbatical weeks = 483 years.
483 years from
takes us to 33 A.D
(Since Jewish religious hierarchy took
off 5 years from
the B.C. calendar ON
PURPOSE in a desperate
confuse the time of Jesus' birth and
and make it APPEAR as though He
did not fulfill this
prophecy). Keep reading for more
The autumn of 33 A.D.
is when Jesus the
began His public ministry [Luke
3:1,21] in PRECISE
fulfillment of this
He died and rose from the dead 3½ years
the spring of 37 A.D.
Daniel 9:26 specifies that it's
AFTER the final 62-week
period of this
prophecy that Messiah would be
Therefore, the 62-week portion of the 69
been completely fulfilled,
since Jesus already died,
won't be dying any more (Romans 6:9).
That still leaves the first 7 weeks of
Although the 7 WEEKS are INCLUDED IN the
countdown to Jesus' FIRST COMING which
culminated in His death and
9:26 goes out of
its way to tell us it's AFTER the 62
week portion that Messiah's death would
there's likewise A SIGNIFICANT EVENT
(His SECOND COMING) THAT MUST HAPPEN
AFTER the 7-week period.
The 70 weeks, in fact,
MUST END WITH
Coming (Daniel 9:24).
Messiah Prince would confirm the
covenant by dying
for our sins AFTER the
final 62-week period of the 69
"in the middle of" the (70th) week
That happened, right on cue,
3½ years later, RIGHT
IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE 70TH WEEK,
when Jesus was crucified, then
So, this part of the timeline, which
pointed to Jesus
First Coming, already
took place exactly as predicted.
IN THE MIDDLE of the 70th week [Daniel
9:27], at 69½
weeks, Jesus died and
rose, THEREBY CONFIRMING
Abrahamic-Davidic covenant (Galatians
That leaves HALF A WEEK (3½ years) of
weeks, still in our "future",
which will be the last
3½ years of
tribulation, and the reign of
The last 3½ years of the tribulation
70th week, which
Because the last half of Daniel's 70th
week begins with
the reign of Antichrist
and ends with the return of
the 70 weeks timeline IS NOT COMPLETE
and CANNOT END WITHOUT -- the Second
Coming of Jesus.
It stands to reason, therefore, that if
the exact year
of His First Coming, he'd also
the exact year
He did. It's been in the Bible for 2,500
Praise Jesus for evermore!
are the 69 weeks that led to the first
divided into TWO sections?
Why divide them into TWO periods of 7
respectively? Why not simply say "69
For years I've read and heard all the
about how the 7 weeks [49
years] marked the time it
to rebuild the city.
Baloney! There's no historical evidence of
The temple had already been rebuilt, and
it took them
only 52 days to rebuild the wall
would it take
all those years
to rebuild the TINY,
INSIDE those walls?
Even if Israeli builders had all
suffered from acute
arthritis, it wouldn't have taken
ANYWHERE CLOSE TO 49 years: 1-3 years
Matter of fact, Nehemiah
13:6 clearly says that
Nehemiah HAD ALREADY RETURNED TO
Artaxerxes in Susa, and by then
Jerusalem had been
and Nehemiah had been governor
years. So, this Scripture
there's NO WAY
the 49 years can be the time it took to
To be fair, God did tell Daniel these
things would be
"sealed" UNTIL the time
of the end. In other words,
they wouldn't be understood
The other conjectural view is that 49
years is the time
that elapsed between
the commandment by Cyrus to
TEMPLE (not the city) in 535 B.C. and
decree of Artaxerxes to rebuild THE
CITY in 445 B.C.
There are two problems with that theory:
1) There's NO
WAY to get 49 years
between those two
years apart. And
2) the 70 weeks
doesn't mention any
decree to rebuild
ONLY to rebuild THE CITY.
So what's the answer?
The reason there's a division of
periods in the "69 weeks"
is that there will be
COMINGS OF MESSIAH PRINCE.
Keeping in mind that the original Hebrew
no paragraphs and no punctuation
but was all one long, CONTINUOUS text:
the word [dabar]
SHALL BE 7 weeks"...
For this prophecy to be true,
THERE MUST BE a 7-
shemitta week (49
year) period from an order to
and build Jerusalem to Messiah Prince.
OF GETTING AROUND that.
There have been only TWO DECREES IN
to "return and rebuild"
The first was Artaxerxes' decree in 445
The second decree came on
April 1, 1969 shortly
after the Jews recovered
Jerusalem in the Six-Day
1,930 years on UNINTERRUPTED Gentile
On April 1,
(14 Aviv 5729, Passover Eve) the
Knesset voted to restore and rebuild
"bring the Jewish Quarter to life
again", which led
to the ACTUAL RECONSTRUCTION of the Quarter.
Knesset act created the Company for the
Reconstruction and Development of the
Quarter of Jerusalem", a/k/a
The JQDC is also in charge of ALL
building projects in
the Old City.
What we presently call "the Jewish
the Southern part of Mt.
is the Jerusalem
that EXISTED at the
time that prophecy was given.
It's the Jerusalem Daniel knew as a
being deported to Babylon,
the one he loved and was
when he received the message from
Other portions of the Old City were
added much later.
The second temple, which occupied
Mount Moriah, had ALREADY been
the ONLY "Jerusalem",
THAT TIME (5th century
B.C.), that remained
to be rebuilt is what we
presently know as the
Hence, it's the "Jerusalem" to which the
The Jewish Quarter was decimated during
Arab-Israeli War. Jews were
their property confiscated,
synagogues desecrated, their homes
The Jordanian commander who led the
boasted to his superiors "For
the first time in 1,000
years, NOT A
SINGLE JEW REMAINS in the Jewish
Quarter. Not a single building remains
makes the Jews'
Guess again, Bubba.
The reason there's a division in the "69
that it reveals the timing of
both the First and
Second Comings of our
Lord. Praise His lovely
God always reveals THE END from the
Daniel 9:26 is careful to point out that
it's after the last
during His First Coming, that Messiah
would be killed.
If the 62-week portion led to His first
coming, the 7-
week portion MUST lead us
to His Second Coming.
The question is when did the first
following the order given
in 1969 to "return and build"?
7 shemitta weeks (49 years) is the time
transpire from the first
to rebuild Jerusalem
(1969) to His
Shemittas are 7-year cycles that begin
and end on
(Deuteronomy 31:10),Therefore, the
possibilities for the fulfillment
of this awesome
prophecy ARE FINITE:
If the first shemitta after the “word”
was given ran from
1970-71, then FIRST SEVEN is 77-78,
SEVEN 84-85, THIRD SEVEN
SEVEN 98-99, FIFTH SEVEN
SEVEN 2012-2013, AND SEVENTH SEVEN 2019-
If the first shemitta ran from 1970-71,
Coming would be in 2019 and the Rapture
3½ years earlier, in the spring (Aviv)
If the first shemitta ran from 1971-72
then ADD A YEAR
to the previous “sevens”, and Jesus
would return on
Sukkot 2020 and we’d be raptured in
spring of NEXT
year (2017), and so on:
Shemitta Rapture Second Coming
They take us to 2021-22, which is when
Second Coming will take place.
The area in
is the Jerusalem that existed
in Daniel's time, BEFORE the Babylonian
The Knesset vote to "restore and rebuild
came on Passover Eve, 4/1/69.
However the actual COMMAND [dabar,
RETURN and build came in June
Within days of recovering
as early as June
Arabs were being evicted from the Jewish
Quarter and rubble was being removed to
streets and provide access.
basic living conditions (water, sewage,
electricity, broken windows, and doors)
restored and Jews were MOVING
The "word" had been given,
from the top, to "RETURN
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol's government,
backing of the Knesset,
extended Israeli law,
administration to the eastern part of
Jerusalem, including the Rova,
on June 27, 1967.
By October 10, 1967
- Plans for the reconstruction of
Jewish quarter of the Old City of
been presented to Mayor
Teddy Kollek and to the
These are documented, historical FACTS.
The work was supervised by a team of
architects, in coordination with
a team of archeologists,
so as not to
disturb any valuable archeological
construction could begin, what was left
of decimated structures had to be
bulldozed, and all
the ensuing debris,
plus the existing rubble, had to be
They also had to decide which sites were
build on, and which sites
would be designated for
So, THE WORD to "return and build" was
while the Knesset vote approving
MAJOR reconstruction began in
we count from 1967 or from 1969 the
shemitta year following these decrees
will be the same,
shemittas take place every 7 years.
7 shemitta cycles from
take us to 2021-2022,
Second Coming takes place, at the
When Armageddon is over, the Judgment of
will be completed, the
tribulation will officially end,and
the TRUMPET SHALL SOUND
(7th trumpet in
Lord's Jubilee, which is
the 50th year
According to Leviticus chapter 25, Jews
were to count
7 sabbatical weeks of 49 years
terminology used in Daniel
9:25) and then the 50th
year would be
the Year of Jubilee, when LIBERTY
be proclaimed throughout the land,
returned to his property, ALL
debt was cancelled, even
slaves were set
It matches PERFECTLY with the 70 weeks
Jesus, our Jubilee, will return 7
shemitta cycles or
weeks (49 years)
the 1969 order to rebuild Jerusalem,
defeat Antichrist, save all
Israel, restore the 12
tribes to their
former possessions in Eretz Israel
proclaim liberty not only in the Holy
throughout ALL the earth.
We know that Jesus' ministry began on a
year, and ENDED with His
in the "middle of" a shemitta cycle
The countdown, therefore, begins with
shemitta cycle AFTER the
order to return and
IN THE MIDDLE OF that
shemitta cycle, 3½
years PRIOR TO the END OF the
shemitta (70th week).
There's a 7-year period that PRECEDES
Millennium. Contrary to
conventional teaching, that 7
period is NOT all tribulation. The
first 3½ years
consist of "birthpangs",
described by Jesus in Matthew
followed by, and ENDING WITH, the
tribulation (Daniel 12:7).
The Antichrist must begin his
reign 42-months PRIOR
TO the Second
Coming (Daniel 7:25; Revelation
This means the
Rapture SHOULD (underline
in spring 2018.
Little did Jordanians know, back in
1948, when they
destroyed the Jewish
Quarter, thinking their act would
prevent Jews from ever returning, that
PAVING THE WAY FOR THE
FULFILLMENT of this
God amazing, or what?
Little did the Israelis know when they
Old City in 1967, or the
Knesset when they voted on
1969, or when major reconstruction began
June 1969, that they were fulfilling
Daniel's 70 weeks
and paving the way for the return of
whom they rejected.
Jeremiah predicted this portion of
Jerusalem would be
never again destroyed [Jeremiah
This rebuilding project was also
foretold is Psalms
"when the Lord shall BUILD UP Zion,
shall appear in His glory".
A gazillion "Amens".
Come, Lord Jesus!!!
Jewish Quarter, 1948
Jewish Quarter Today
MESSAGE TO STONE THROWERS
you fire off some stupid email
calling me “false prophet” or
asking “WHAT IF the
Rapture doesn’t happen in
this time period"? DO US
BOTH A FAVOR, and TAKE A DEEP
A. I have NEVER called
myself “prophet”. NEVER!!!
B. This ISN’T some
whimsical prediction. It’s NOT
my opinion, it’s NOT
speculation. This teaching is
SOLIDLY based on the INFALLIBLE,
Holy Word of God.
You’re WASTING YOUR TIME
asking me, hypothetically, to
“consider” OTHER “possible”
scenarios. There are NONE.
God CANNOT lie. And I
His Holy, inerrant Word.
C. If you THINK this
teaching is SCRIPTURALLY
INCORRECT, you’re more than
welcome to debunk it with the
If you can provide SOLID
BIBLE PROOF that it’s in
error, I will IMMEDIATELY change
it, repent, and ISSUE A
SOLID BIBLE PROOF is an
exercise in futility on your
IN YOUR OPINION; I’m ONLY
interested in WHAT GOD SAID.
Here’s your chance: PUT
UP or SHUT UP.
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