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Correction (2/4/16): Page 1, footnote 5, section G – The 2000 years or 40 non overlapping jubilees of years are from the beginning of 25 AD through the end of 2024 AD, i.e. Abib 1, 25 AD to Abib 1, 2025 AD, not the time between the events in reference for those years (whether inclusive of the events or not).
Note (2/27/16): Recall that the year given in these pages as the year of the return of Christ, namely 2024, is the 77th year of a generation designated by the scriptures as a generation that will not pass until Christ has returned. In this light, note a powerfully relevant passage of scripture, i.e., Psalm 90:1-17.
Note (5/19/16): Given Sept. 6, 2024 as the 1260th and last day of the great tribulation (note two of Appendix A) and given that the seventieth ‘week’ of Dan 9:27, the “tribulation”, is a period of 2520 (2 x 1260) days concluding with the 1260 days of the great tribulation (see note one of Appendix A)., the “tribulation” begins 2519 days prior to Sept 6, 2024, which, according to Fred Espenak, would be Oct. 14, 2017*. [Correction (5/21/16): The last day of the great tribulation, as given in note 2 of Appendix A, is Tishri 4, 2024, which is Sept. 5/6, 2024 (G). Therefore, the tribulation begins on Tishri 25, 2017, which is Oct. 13/14, 2017 (G).]
* Data by Fred Espenak, AstroPixels.com, from the “AstroPixels Calendar Date Converter” at http://astropixels.com/ephemeris/calendarconverter.html [This credit was changed 11/29/18.]
This countdown to the tribulation at sunset in Jerusalem, October 13, 2017 was added to this note on 9-6-16. There is a small margin for error due to such factors as rounding and the definition of sunset. When the clock reaches 0 at the beginning of the tribulation, it will begin to count up toward the 1260th and last day of the tribulation [correction (1-31-17): In place of the word “tribulation”, insert “great tribulation, for a total of 2520 days,”] and toward the 1290th and 1335th days of Daniel 12:1-13, also with a small margin for error. [The countdown’s title and font size were changed on 4-14-19]
Note (5/20/16): A solar eclipse occurs on April 8, 2024 at 18:21 UT* on the first day of the second month of the biblical calendar, a date quite possibly near the end of the second “woe” of Rev 9:12-21. In this month of the year 2024, the third and final “woe” of Rev 11:14-19; 15:1-16:21 will begin, concluding five months later just before the return of Jesus in the seventh month as given on page 2, notes four and five. **
* Data by Fred Espenak from the “SIX MILLENNIUM CATALOG OF PHASES OF THE MOON” spanning the years 2000 BC to 4000 AD found at http://astropixels.com/ephemeris/phasescat/phasescat.html
** That the final “woe” is, like the first, five months long (Rev 8:13-9:12), is confirmed by the fact that the portion of the global flood from its beginning through the day before the ark came to its rest was 150 days long (Gen7:11; Gen 7:24-8:4), a clear foreshadowing of the third and last “woe” (see also Mt 24:37-41).
Note (2/18/17): A total eclipse of the sun, or “greater light” (Gen 1:16)(the sun is symbolic of Christ (Luke 1:78)), by the moon, or “lesser light” (Gen 1:16)(the moon is symbolic of the law (compare Rev 12:1-6 and Col 2:8-23)), will occur on the first day of the sixth month (the number six is associated with man by the scriptures (compare Rev 13:18 and Gen 1:26-31)) of the biblical calendar this year, i.e., on Elul 1 (August 21/22), 2017. This is clearly an alert concerning the beginning of the tribulation on October 13, 2017, less than two months later. It is also a sign concerning an important reason for the tribulation. This solar eclipse is calling attention to man’s attempts at self-glorification through futile attempts to meet the requirements of the law of God by his own power. It is an urgent warning to cast away pride and receive, without reservation, the saving and sanctifying grace of Jesus. Ro 3:21-24, 31; Gal 3:1-3
Note (3-6-17): Paul Simon, who composed the song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” [link change for this song 1/31/18] (see Appendix C article) and who is “going to Graceland” (from the song, “Graceland”), was born on October 13th, the day this year that the tribulation will begin. Is October 13th also the day of Paul Simon’s rebirth? Will he and a reborn Art Garfunkel have a reunion and a high profile role in the building of the church during the tribulation? It seems likely that many Christians (Jews and Gentiles) will soon also note, with new excitement, the songs “Sound of Silence”, “Silent Eyes”, “A Church is Burning” and much else relevant to this subject in the lives and music of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. [Editorial note (7/24/17): Here is another link for the song “Graceland”, mentioned above. See also, “Born at the Right Time”. Amazing.][4/6/21: Another link for “Born at the Right Time“]
Note (3/21/17): On September 23, 2017, in another example confirming that God designed history, an astronomical configuration, alluded to in Rev 12:1-6, will occur. The sun will be in such a position that the constellation Virgo may be said to be clothed with it and the moon will be near her feet. Above her head will be nine stars of the constellation Leo lining up with the planets Venus, Mars, and Mercury in such a way that these twelve heavenly bodies will form what can be interpreted as the shape of a crown. Furthermore, the planet Jupiter will have been in the womb of Virgo for some months and Virgo will be about to give birth to Jupiter.
Since Jupiter is, upon emergence from the womb of Virgo, allegorically Jesus, born of a virgin, and since childbirth is a foreshadowing of the resurrection into the kingdom (John 3:1-16), the birth of Jupiter is also allegorical of the resurrection and rapture of the church. Therefore, Sept. 23, 2017, the day that Virgo’s birth pangs should be seen as reaching their climax (from this note and Rev 12:1-5), foreshadows the day of the end of the tribulation with the resurrection and the rapture following shortly after the tribulation (Mt 24:29-31; Appendix A). Further note that Sept. 22/23, 2017 [
Correction (4/8/21): Sept. 23/24, 2017 struck 3/18/23] is Tishri 4, 2017 and that the day of the end of the tribulation is Tishri 4, 2024 (Sept. 5/6, 2017)(Appendix A), exactly seven biblical years later. This is yet further evidence confirming that the time frame of the tribulation is Oct. 13/14 (Tishri 25), 2017 to Sept 5/6 (Tishri 4), 2024.
Note (5/6/2017): It is said that, on six occasions in 1917, in Fatima, Portugal, three young children witnessed apparitions of Mary, the mother of Jesus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_F%C3%A1tima). On some of these occasions, others are said to have been present. The sixth occasion is said to have occurred with 70,000 present on October 13th, 1917, which is, importantly, 100 years, to the day, to the beginning of the tribulation on October 13, 2017. On that occasion, many of those present claim to have witnessed highly unusual phenomena concerning the sun with some claiming that the sun seemed to threaten the earth before appearing normal again (https://www.ewtn.com/fatima/).
How can these things be explained? Speculation has included mass hysteria and illusions from looking at the sun. Perhaps supernatural satanic activity was involved. At least one thing is certain. They cannot be attributed to God. The messages to the children claimed the existence of purgatory (https://www.ewtn.com/fatima/) and seem to endorse the doctrine of penance, for example. Note, furthermore, the context of the claimed events and messages, i.e., WWI and other signs of Christ’s return in one of two great birth pangs last century foreshadowing a final birth pang, including the tribulation (page 1, first widget). Whether by design or not, a number of claimed events and messages of Fatima have undoubtedly deceived and have the potential for deceiving many more, including the people of the tribulation, a tribulation to begin October 13th this year. Beware giving credence to unbiblical doctrines and beware misidentifying the tribulation period. Beware of all deception. But, watch and marvel. Indeed, we will likely be hearing more about Fatima itself, shortly.
Note (8/13/17): The first of the 2014-2015 tetrad of blood moons occurred on April 15, 2014, at the time, of course, of a full moon. Reckoning this day as a third day on the grounds that Jesus was resurrected on the day of a full moon, on the 16th of Abib, the third day from his crucifixion on Passover of the 14th,* gives 1260 days, the length of the great tribulation, through September 23, 2017, the day a great astronomical configuration foreshadowing the end of the great tribulation** will occur (see note of 3-21-17)[
Editorial Addition (4/8/21): In terms of biblical days, counting from Abib 15 (April 13/14), the second day, as with the 1260 days of the great tribulation (see Appendix A, 1 and 2), gives September 23/24, 2017 as day 1260 of this great foresahadowing struck 3/18/23]. This is yet further powerful confirmation of the chronology of these pages, including the date of September 6, 2024 for the end of the tribulation.
* Recall that the biblical month begins with a new moon (Nu 28:11-14 NIV) and, therefore, a full moon occurs near the middle of each biblical month. Remembering also that the moon symbolizes the old covenant of the law, Jesus clearly arose on a day in which a full moon began to wane toward invisibility (see again, Gen 1:16; Rev 12:1-6; Col 2:11-17; and Heb 8:1-13).
** Clearly, the great tribulation, pictured here in conjunction with the crucifixion of Christ, is pictured as necessary because of an ongoing failure of many to receive Christ as well as an ongoing failure of many to receive him fully. Note that, in fact, the great tribulation will begin on Abib 15, 2021 (Appendix A), the day after the anniversary of his crucifixion, and that, on the third day, Abib 17, there will be a full moon. The ensuing waning of the full moon signifies that the old covenant of the law has been replaced with the new covenant of grace and will soon disappear. Just days after the tribulation, Jesus will come for those who have, by his grace, believed in him (Mt 24:29-31; Appendix A).
Note (8/14/17): The wonderful (mythical?) kingdom of Camelot has famously been tied to former President John F. Kennedy’s administration, a presidency sometimes remembered in utopian terms. It is also true that Kennedy (although, as everyone, badly flawed) is, for other reasons as well, including his assassination, one of history’s most prominent Christ types. It is therefore also noteworthy that, in one of the great foreshadowings that God placed into his design in history, a marriage ceremony was conducted on September 12, 1953 in which Kennedy was the groom and Jacquelyn Bouvier was the bride while, on September 12, 2024, when Christ comes in his kingdom and the church is raptured, Christ will be the groom and the church will be the bride (Appendix A, first widget).*
* For another amazing parallel, compare the knighting, by Camelot’s King Arthur, of a boy in the Camelot musical by Lerner and Loewe with this video of a meeting between then President Kennedy and a Boy’s Nation youth named Bill Clinton (see also, Appendix B, section three (F)).
Note (9/7/17): Indeed (see note of 5/6/2017). And, indeed, God designed history. It was on May 13th, June 13th, July 13th, August 15th, September 13th, and October 13th in 1917 Fatima, Portugal that six Marian apparitions were reportedly seen by three children while the children reportedly saw no apparition on August 13th for the reason that they had been detained [2(a), pp. 174-183, 92]. Furthermore, it is clear that May 13th this year, 100 years from the day that the three children claim to have been told by a Marian apparition what is seriously false doctrine concerning the benefits of bearing the suffering God sends [2(a), page 175], was the beginning of a five month (May 13th through October 12th) , 153 day, pre-tribulational warning to the world and to God’s people in parallel with what will be a five month (150 day) woe upon unbelievers (compare Gen 7:11-8:4; Rev 8:13-9:12; 11:14-19; 15:1-16:21) just before the return of Christ in 2024. On May 12th this year , a major cyber attack called the WannaCry virus was reported with further infections occurring on the 13th and is in parallel with the first bowl of that woe (Rev 16:2), which will produce sores on many unbelievers . On June 9th, a major saltwater fish kill that began in Matagorda, Texas and was still underway on June 13th is in parallel with the second bowl of Rev 16:3 which will cause the seas to turn to blood and the fish to die. A freshwater fish kill caused by a manure spill near Freedom, Wisconsin began in the first half of the second week of July and is in parallel with the third bowl of Rev 16:4-7 which will cause the rivers and springs to become blood .
On August 12th, in part because of unusually high temperatures over time, 268 wildfires broke out in Portugal, the land of Fatima, a record for this year, with many underway on the 13th, in parallel with the fourth bowl of Rev 16:8-9 which will cause the sun to “scorch men with fire”.  Furthermore, the third day from the 13th, the 15th of August, was 100 years to the day from the release of the children and from the claimed fourth apparition. Note that the 15th of August is also the day many Catholics observe what they believe to be the assumption of Mary  and that, on that day in Portugal this year, a falling tree killed 13 and injured about 50 who were gathered to celebrate (click here). Also on the 15th this year, a massive power outage took place in Taiwan (click here and here), a land of Buddhism and Taoism and, six days later, on the 21st, a total solar eclipse, associated closely with the United States, a land of poor Christianity, took place (2/18/17 note, article and video). The fifth bowl? It will cause the kingdom of the antichrist to become darkened and it will cause people pain so that they gnaw their tongues (Rev 16:10-11).
It would appear that the present five month period will end, first of all, with a mobilization of armies led by Magog  and/or a significant facilitation thereof (Ezek 38:1-39:29 and page one, second widget) by September 13th, exactly 100 hundred years from the claimed fifth apparition. Secondly, with an earthquake and hail in Israel (Ezek 38:1-39:29 and page one, second widget), concluding on October 12th, the final day of the five month period. This would be in parallel with the sixth and seventh bowls of Rev 16:12-21. In parallel, that is, with 1) the preparing the way for and the gathering of the armies of Rev 16:12-16 and 2) the earthquake and the hailstorm of Rev 16:17-21. The fire on Magog and the destruction of its and its allies armies (Ezek 39:1-6) in parallel with the burning of Babylon (Rev 18:1-8) and the destruction of the armies gathered at Armegeddon (Rev 19:11-21) would likely occur on the day that the tribulation begins, October 13th of this year, 2017, exactly 100 years to the day since a sixth apparition, a sundance, and the sun threatening the earth (see note of 5/6/2017) are claimed to have occurred. 
Ironically, although God is warning all people, including people of all religions, to put their full trust in Jesus (Zec 4:6), the events of Fatima also seem likely to deceive many in an unbelieving world and a weak church, causing them to respond errantly, including with doctrines advocated by the apparitions such as penance and seriously inappropriate regard of Mary and likely including similar errors (Protestants and others take note), as well. Let the wise understand.
1 Although sources often give August 19th rather than August 15th as the date of the claimed fourth apparition, the eldest of the children stated in a memoir, years later, her belief that a fourth apparition occurred on August 15th [2 (a), page 179] and events seem to bear out that whatever occurred (undoubtedly a satanic deception), occurred on that date (see this article).
2(a) http://www.pastorinhos.com/_wp/wp-content/uploads/MemoriasI_en.pdf [11/2/19 – This page no longer appears to exist. An alternative is found at https://www.piercedhearts.org/hearts_jesus_mary/apparitions/fatima/MemoriasI_en.pdf, same pages]
3 Five months according to the Gregorian calendar, a calendar introduced by Pope Gregory XIII.
4 On this day, Pope Francis arrived in Fatima (click here) and, on the following day, May 13th, he canonized two of the three children at the center of the claimed Fatima events.
5 There are clearly non literal aspects contained in the current five month parallel with the woe of Rev 16:2-21, confirmed here by what is clearly, particularly given the context which developed and the context which is likely to develop (see the remainder of this note), an implied play on the word virus.
6 Confirmation that this fish kill was still underway on July 13th does not seem to be readily available nor was this fish kill exceptionally large. However, this fish kill certainly fits the pattern of events sequentially and, because it was caused by a manure spill, it is in parallel with the description of the effects of the third bowl (Rev 16:4-7) which does not mention dead fish, although they would seem to be likely, but focuses on the loss of potable water.
7 In addition to the Portugal wildfires, there were, at the time, for example, unusual wildfires in icy Greenland (click Greenland for another article).
8 On this day, Pope Francis asked for the protection of Mary. Click here.
9 Some believe that Magog is Russia and recent events seem to add evidence that Russia is at least included.
10 Recall that since this would be the initial fulfillment of the Ezekiel 38:1-39:29 prophecy, it is unlikely that the fulfillment would be entirely literal ( page one, second widget ).
11 It appears to be possible to draw a likely conclusion concerning the exact time of the appearance of the false prophet and the antichrist as well as the two witnesses of Rev 11:3-13. Given the parallel between these two pairs and between these pairs and John the Baptist and Jesus*, it is possible to place the false prophet, with strong likelihood, just before the antichrist begins to confirm a covenant for one ‘week’ (Dan 9:27 NET), i.e., for the period of the tribulation, since John the Baptist’s ministry began just before his baptism of Jesus started a special ‘week’ during which Jesus began to confirm the new covenant. It is therefore also possible, with strong likelihood, to place Moses, likely one of the two witnesses, at the beginning of the tribulation and Elijah, likely the other of the two witnesses, just before.*
It is further notable that 1) on the day of the claimed fifth apparition, September 13, 1917, one hundred years plus one month before the tribulation begins, people knelt before the three children [2(a), page 181], the three children were instruments who caused the claimed sixth apparition to be knelt before[2(b), sixth apparition], and the false prophet will cause many to worship the antichrist (Rev 13:11-12), 2) John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus (Luke 3:1-17), Elijah will prepare the way for Moses, the sixth bowl of Rev 16:12-14 causes the way to be prepared for vast armies, men prepared the way for the children on September 13th, 1917 [2(a), page 181], the false prophet will prepare the way for the antichrist, and 3) counting back from the end of the first 1260 days of the tribulation (i.e., from March 25/26, 2021, the day before the great tribulation begins (Appendix A (2)) places a 1290th day on September 13, 2017, a day which seems highly likely to witness the appearance of Elijah as well as the false prophet** in a foreshadowing of Jesus symbolically placing evil beneath his feet on the 1290th day from the beginning of the great tribulation (Appendix A (7)).
* See Appendix A, second widget
** Who is the false prophet? Since the false prophet will prepare the way for the antichrist and will cause many to engage in false worship (Rev 13:11-18), who would be more likely than Pontius Pilate, the man who, desiring to maintain his friendship with Caesar Tiberius, a prominent type of the antichrist, turned Jesus over to be crucified and who fouled the religious practices of the Jews. It is also noteworthy that Pilate seems to have disappeared from the earth without a trace (some believe he committed suicide) leaving his fate a matter of speculation while Elijah was taken up to heaven without ever dying (2 Kings 2:11).
Note (10/17/17): What happened?! Much evidence gives the tribulation as beginning October 13, 2017 (for example, see these pages). But, according to the scriptures, this would require that the Antichrist has begun to “confirm a covenant with many for one week” (Dan 9:27 NET)*. This does not seem to be the case. Or, is it? Certainly, Jesus’ baptism by John, whose ministry introduced the new covenant (Luke 3:1-17), constituted the beginning of the confirmation, by Jesus, of the new covenant.** Furthermore, recall that Jesus then went into the wilderness for at least forty days (Luke 3:1-3; 21-22; 4:1-2).*** In fact, there is no indication in the Bible that Jesus attracted any unusual attention for several months after his baptism. That is, until near Passover of the first of the three years remaining of the 3 1/2 year confirmation of the new covenant that took place at that time (Appendix A (2)). Rather, the Bible indicates, for example, that Jesus was generally unknown to others as the Christ until about the time that those several months had passed (John 1:19-30; 35-37) and, to a lesser extent, for some time after.
Certainly the tribulation began October 13, 2017 as so much evidence predicted. As the scriptures warn, keep watching.
* Recall that the week referred to in this passage contains two periods of approximately 3 1/2 years, or precisely 1260 days each.
** This would seem to require, if the tribulation has begun, that not only the Antichrist is here, but the false prophet as well. In fact, as John the Baptist was very visible during his entire ministry, there are strong indications concerning the identity of the false prophet and that he is very visible. However no attempt to positively identify the false prophet will be made in these pages at this time.
*** Note also that it was after this forty day period that Satan told Jesus that he would give him the kingdoms of the world if he would worship him (Luke 4:1-8). Is the Antichrist about to receive this same offer? Rev 13:1-4 foretells that the Antichrist’s kingdom would be given to him by Satan.
Note (9/15/18): The year beginning Abib 2024, the year of events such as the seven bowls of wrath (Rev 16:1-21), the two stages of Christ’s second coming*, the rapture of the church, the battle of Har-Magedon, and the beginning of the millennial kingdom, is the fortieth Abib to Abib year from the last perihelion of Halley’s Comet. That perihelion occurred on February 9, 1986 during the year beginning Abib 1985. Recall that the number forty refers to the kingdom of God and to its establishment (Appendix B, section one (four and footnote 3); section two; section three (O(j))). Clearly, this further example of God’s design in history is also yet another amazing confirmation of 2024 as the year of the return of Jesus.
* (i.e., the two stages of Christ’s return as referenced in these pages)
Concerning the Fatima design (see the note of 9/7/17), shortly after the sixth critical date of September 13, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the claimed fifth Marian apparition of 1917 Fatima, a number of sources showed movement on a just completed bridge at the Euphrates (pontoon bridges Euphrates bridge) in parallel with the sixth bowl’s preparation of a way for an invasion from the east by a drying up of the Euphrates River (Rev 16:12-16). – 8/16/19
Yet, the five months ended October 12, as did the seventh critical date of October 13th, without the parallel pattern being completed in the manner speculated. That is, the Ezekiel 38:1-39:29 invasion of Israel by Magog and its allies, its earthquake, and its hailstorm did not occur at this time. However, see this allegorical foreshadowing, on October 12th, in which 50 were killed and 70 injured, [
of a possible of, possibly, a (8/16/19)] near future fulfillment of this prophecy and [of, certainly, (8/16/19)] the fulfillment of the events of the seventh bowl of Rev 16:17-21. – 8/16/19
As confirmed earlier in these notes, the tribulation began on October 13, 2017, which is the seventh critical Fatima date. Indeed, on October 13/14, 2017 (sunset to sunset in Jerusalem), the beginning of the tribulation was yet further marked by one of the deadliest terror attacks (586 killed) since the attacks of 9/11/01. See Mogadishu, Somalia. – 8/17/19
Awaiting confirmation or refutation: a) An initial, not completely literal, fulfillment of the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy will still soon occur. b) Moses and Elijah are the two witnesses of Rev 11:3-13, as speculated (Appendix A sidebar). c) The false prophet and one of the two witnesses made appearances on September 13, 2017, as speculated in the note of 9/7/17 (footnote 11, above). d) The other of the two witnesses appeared by the beginning of the tribulation as speculated (Appendix A sidebar).
1 That the antichrist had to have been here by the beginning of the tribulation on October 13/14, as stated earlier (Appendix A sidebar), is confirmed by the fact that, from Dan 9:24-27 NIV, the antichrist confirms a “covenant with many” from the beginning of the seventieth ” ‘seven’ “, i.e., from the beginning of the tribulation period. – 9/15/19
Finally, to conclude this page, a reiteration of the time of the rapture of the church: sunset in Jerusalem, September 12, 2024.
Maranatha. – 9/15/19
Page title revision 2/17/21
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