AND HOW IT RELATES TO THE COMING OF THE DAY OF THE LORD
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Why It Was a Miracle
This was the front page newspaper headline that confronted me the morning after a flood hit the Gold Coast, way back in mid-2005.
The heavy downpour was not forecast by the weather bureau and was entirely unexpected.
The flood of rain continued unabated for exactly one day, from about 3 pm to about 3 pm.
It occurred immediately after I studied online information, and then prayed about the Bible timeline that precedes Jesus Christs return.
Some of my study material included information about “1000-year days.”
Moments before the downpour started, I noticed a few very light drops of rain falling. I then told God this light sprinkle of rain represented the “flood of truth” He was giving me in my study!
I said ‘Amen,’ to my prayer.
Then suddenly, unexpectedly, the split second after I said Amen, an extremely heavy and continuous 24 hour downpour of rain thundered loudly on my roof, shocking me into an awareness that this was no ordinary event.
The chance of having an UNFORECAST, exact one day, 1 in 1000 year flood happen randomly, the SPLIT SECOND after I studied 1 in 1000 year days, SAYING the light shower of rain was a FLOOD, and then reading the 1 in 1000 year newspaper headline above, is IMPOSSIBLE.
Can you see why this newspaper headline seemed special to me?
I have no doubt this was a miracle, but I’ve omitted other specifics of my flood testimony here. They make the incident even more incredible, which would only promote skepticism, and serve no purpose here. However for the sake of continuity I want to keep the most important details on this page, which cover how near Jesus return really is.
Matt 24:37,38… But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood
Matt 24:39… and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
Understanding 1000-year ‘Days’
I’ve left the following, which contains speculation about 1,000 Year Days in the Bible.
This speculation is also unprovable. However, you may find it interesting.
Several places in the Bible talk about 1000 year days. For example Psa 90:4 and 2 Peter 3:8 “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
Remember, in Gen 2:17, God told Adam that IN THE DAY he ate from the forbidden tree he would die. But, Adam lived for 930 years! Did you ever wonder why Adam didn’t die the same day he ate from the tree? The answer is that God’s days can be a thousand years long.
The Bible indicates that God has allotted mankind SIX one thousand year “days” before a one thousand year Sabbath rest ‘day,’ or millennium to follow (Rev 20:2 or 20:7), starting from the time of Adam and Eve’s sin, up to the time Jesus will return. This follows the principle God gave in Exo 20:11.
Six thousand years in the Bible timeline calculates to a Second Coming date that is fairly soon.
(The Sabbath principle is not nullified by the New Covenant, because the Sabbath was created well before even the Old Exo 24:7 Covenant was made, and therefore it is separate, as part of creation, and stands apart from any covenants that were made.)
Jesus was crucified around TWO “one thousand year days” ago. The exact date is controversial. Calculations range within an 8 year window, between 27 AD to 35 AD.
I will give more precise dates below.
(I’m well aware of the crucifixion date controversies, and also claims that years have been added to or subtracted from our history timeline, but independent Chinese calendar records and also world events don’t back that up. At this stage I still believe it’s been about 2,000 years.)
Additional Confirmation of the Due Time
Before going deeper, let’s compare these two parables of Jesus.
First Matthew 20:1,2 The parable of the labourers in the vineyard:
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Second, the parable of the good Samaritan:
And on the morrow when he departed, he (the good Samaritan who represents Jesus) took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Combining both parables, with 2 Peter 3:8 (one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day), we have
- one day = 1,000 years
- one penny = one day
- the good Samaritan gave two pennies, because he expects to RETURN about TWO days after he left.
Hence, Jesus returns after 2 one thousand year long days, or close to 2,000 Years after he left… I do understand these are merely parables, however…This is not presented as any sort of proof – It’s an interesting observation!
So, is there more evidence?
A Prophecy you may Never have heard of…
A prophecy in Genesis 6:3 says man’s days will be 120 years. The word ‘years‘ here is Strong’s Concordance word # H8141 and it may mean a division or revolution of time, or whole age. It may actually be talking about Jubilee years, which come around every 50 years. Leviticus 25:10-11. Jubilee years are when all captives are set free, and they picture mankind being set free also. It appears, God is actually saying man’s days since Adam’s ‘fall’ shall be 120 Jubilee years. 120 x 50 = 6,000 years. There is strong evidence that the 120th final Jubilee year will occur in 2027/8.
Using 2 x 1,000-year “days” since Jesus spoke Luke 4:18 & 19 in 27 AD, basically declaring that year to be a Jubilee year, it’s easy to calculate the second coming 2,000 years later as the Jubilee year of 2027/8 or thereabouts, perhaps a few years more, but I think that’s the earliest date it can be.
A Flood Link?
That time period is personally interesting to me, as it’s one Metonic moon cycle of 19 years from my flood experience to 2024, then it’s three and a half years to 2027/8. (I’ll give more examples of 19-year cycles below.) The two witnesses may begin their 1260 day Rev 11:3 count during 2024. I have written more about the two witnesses here.
“Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”
More About 2027
Here’s an off-site link to obtain a free downloadable ebook that has study material about the timeline of the Bible, and about the Great Jubilee Year of 2027/2028. This is not the same source material I studied in 2005. Some of it may or may not be accurate, but I’m putting it here to add weight to the importance of Jubilee year calculations.
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Please note that the authors are Seventh Day Adventists, and therefore I may or may not agree with certain passages in their book. However, currently I DO agree with their reckoning that the Jubilee year signalling Christ’s return probably begins around October 2027.
Matthew 24:32 says
“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, TILL ALL THESE THINGS BE FULFILLED.”
Mark 13:28 says similar. While Luke 21:24 says: 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. Reading down to Luke 21:26-27, you can see that this prophecy including Jesus return, was NOT fulfilled in 70 AD.
It’s for now.
This is an end time prophecy with a specific time limit attached to it, and it includes Israel being re-established as a nation in recent times, and specifically, Jerusalem being regained from the Gentiles.
Could this be saying that, from the date that the nation of Israel has regained control of Jerusalem (which happened in 1967), that Jesus will return within one generation from that year?
It helps to understand that the people of Israel are called figs in the Bible, Eg. Jeremiah 24:5 –or read the whole chapter in which the good figs are returned to Israel and the bad are destroyed. Also Hosea 9:10.
Matthew 24 and Luke 21 both summarize the main events that will happen up until the time Jesus returns.
But also in Luke 21:32 Jesus /Yeshua says that one full generation will not pass away from the specific time or date that Jerusalem ceases to be trodden down by the gentiles (referring back to Luke 21:24). UNTIL THE END OF THE AGE! See also Matt 24:34 and Matt 24:3.
So… Can we know what is the length of this “generation” that Jesus spoke about? And can we know exactly what he meant by the fig tree “putting forth leaves”?
Definitions of generation lengths do vary in the Bible.
However Psalms 90:10 strongly indicates a generation count is 70 years.
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (KJV)
Another version says:
[As for] the days of our years, in them are seventy years; and if [men should be] in strength, eighty years; and the greater part of them would be labor and trouble; for weakness overtakes us, and we shall be chastened. (Septuagint)
Counting forward 70 years
The Jews regained Jerusalem in a six day war in 1967. It definitely fulfilled Jesus prophecy of “when the fig tree putteth forth leaves.” It may also have fulfilled the coming to the end of “the times of the Gentiles” that Jesus spoke of. (I realise that’s debatable, because Rev 11:2 references the Gentiles [or nations] treading down the holy city for 42 months. However, the ‘Gentiles’ here may be symbolic for non-Christians, and the holy city may mean God’s people – as I said, it’s debatable.)
So let’s count forward one generation. Counting forward from 1967, using a 70 year Biblical generation could take us as far into the future as 2037. Do you see this age lasting that long? I don’t!
However, some Bible prophecy students start this prophecy count from 1948. That was the year modern Israel was established. From the 15th May 1948 and the Israeli Declaration of Independence to 5th June 1967, and the start of the six day war when Israel captured East Jerusalem, was one Metonic moon cycle of 19 years! I don’t know how precise it needs to be in order to be significant, but the precision is within one month (moon phase) of exactly 19 years. Add another 3 cycles, and we get to mid-2024. Again that’s interesting, as it’s also 3 1/2 years before 2027 ends.
Yes, I know, a person who looks into moon cycles is thought to be loony. So, if this doesn’t make sense, I accept that. But if it does make sense, well, let’s just wait and see.
Blending Moon Cycles with Generation Lengths
Four 19-year moon cycles from 1948 give a time span of 76 years for modern Israel to complete its history. A year after, makes a total of 77 years. Seven is known to be God’s number for completion, so that year would be 2025.
June 2024, add 3 1/2 year tribulation period = start of 2028.
Start of 2025 + 3 1/2 year tribulation period = middle of 2028.
Now consider this.
If you take a generation length of 70 years from 1948, we’re already out of time. But if you count 80 years, as the Psalm 90:10 generation-length prophecy allows, then the count also continues to 2028, fulfilling Matt 24:32 and Matt 24:34.
On this page I’ve covered
1– Thousand-year days,
2– Jubilee years,
3– Possible generation lengths,
4– Israel’s time cycles,
5– Plus a personal flood miracle I had.
On other pages, I cover what I believe may be
6– A prophecy by Jesus about Covid 19,
7– Cryptocurrencies that may help enforce the mark of the beast,
8– Plus… there are many other current news events verifying end time prophecies.
How heavy is this weight of evidence indicating a Second Coming this decade? Am I guilty of ‘confirmation bias‘?
You decide, but do not ignore the increasing seriousness of world events.
Accurately discerning the times we’re living in will help you make better choices about where to live and how to live in future, and better choices may save your life!
In the context of 1,000-year days, I do believe Jesus return is IMMINENT.
How significant the above calculations are, only time will tell. Jesus said in Matt 24:39 that his second coming would be like the timing of the flood in the days of Noah, and like the prophecy against Nineveh, an ‘utter end’ will come like an ‘overrunning flood’ Nahum 1:8.
According to my present understanding, between now and the second coming, ten kings need to be established to rule over the whole earth, as per Revelation 17:12 which should cross-reference to the ten toes of iron and clay at the bottom of the great image in Daniel 2:24-25.
There will also be a fake 2nd coming; when the devil himself impersonates Jesus. (2 Cor 11:14, Rev 19:20 etc.) But if you remember these two things, it will be easy to tell the real Jesus from the fake:
(1) On pain of death, the fake Jesus will enforce SUNDAY keeping (click here) (Rev 13:15-17).
(2) In time order… The fake Jesus comes FIRST.
The following is in reference to the last world ruling kingdom mentioned in Daniel Chapter 2, plus Job 8:13-15.
Base metals turn to rust.
And evil men are swept away like cobwebs,
As per my short poem, given time, iron (the base metal of Daniel 2:33) can rust. However, when Jesus returns, the wind will sweep the iron and the great image (symbolising the ungodly kingdoms) away, according to Daniel 2:35.
Jesus, of course, is the rock that strikes this statue on its feet, so when this happens there will be no time for rust… Events now, leading to the sudden fulfilment of this prophecy, are coalescing.
When Christ returns, Psalm 126:5, poetically translated, says:
Those who sow in tears,
shall reap with cheers!
In another place, in Psalm 30:5 it says:
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
And in another place, Romans 13:12
The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
Many, many scriptures refer either directly or indirectly to the hope of Jesus second coming, such as Titus 2:13, and 2 Peter Chapter 3, the last half of which is a good lead in to my Johari window page –
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