All indications are that 2017 is gearing up to be the final year for people to turn from rebellion and idolatry, and turn to the Lord. The Lord spoke of a “year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of our God’s vengeance”.
The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me,
because the Lord has anointed Me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and freedom to the prisoners;
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of our God’s vengeance.
The term “year of the Lord’s favor” refers to the Jubilee. Interestingly, the Jubilee cycle seems to point to 2017 as the year of the Rapture. 2017 is 50 years (a full jubilee cycle) from 1967 (conquest of Jerusalem), 70 years (a complete generation) from 1947 (decree to reestablish Israel), 100 years ( two complete jubilee cycles) from 1917 (Balfour declaration), and 120 years (see Genesis 6:3) from 1897 (First Zionist Congress, the first Jewish government since 70 AD).
Soon the rule of the earth will return to Jesus Christ – to the glory of God!
Below is an article that appeared in Israel Today in March of 2008 that supports an impending End Time:
Some 800 years ago in Germany, Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel was a top Talmudic scholar with an inclination for the mystical. Before he died in the year 1217, he prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would conquer Jerusalem and rule the Holy City for “eight jubilee years.” A biblical jubilee year consists of 50 years. Fifty multiplied by eight equals 400 years. Afterwards, according to Ben Samuel, the Ottomans would be driven out of Jerusalem, which would remain no-man’s land for one jubilee year. In the tenth jubilee year, Jerusalem would return to the Jewish people and then the Messianic end times would begin. This came to pass 300 years after Ben Samuel’s death. He could not have based this prophecy on events that could be foreseen, but only on the results of his study of the Bible. According to Leviticus 25, the nation is reunited with its land in the year of Jubilee. Therefore, the Jubilee year plays an important role in Israel’s history. In this case, the Jubilee began with the defeat and conquest of the Mamluks in Jerusalem by the Ottoman Kingdom in 1517. The Turks reigned over Jerusalem until the British General Edmund Allenby defeated them exactly eight Jubilee years later, in 1917.
Ben Samuel’s prophecy was fulfilled precisely because 1517 to 1917 is exactly 400 years. Afterward, Jerusalem was no-man’s land for 50 years during the time of the British Mandate (1917-1947) and the time of Jordanian rule (1947-1967), another jubilee year. During the Six Day War in 1967, Israel captured Jerusalem from Jordan and the city returned to the Jewish people after nearly two millennia of exile. After that, the countdown for the Messianic age began.
It wasn’t only mystics who predicted these events, but also secular Jews like the journalist and visionary of the Jewish state Theodor Herzl. He predicted at the First Zionist Congress in Switzerland in 1897 that within 50 years the Jewish state would exist. This came to pass: 50 years after Herzl’s prediction, the jubilee year of the British Mandate was over and in 1947 the United Nations voted for the establishment of a Jewish state in the Land of Israel.
According to this timeline, it is possible that 2017 will be a decisive year for Israel because it will be 70 years after 1947, the UN decision for the establishment of Israel, and 50 years after the unification of Jerusalem. We are now exactly between these two numbers with the 60th anniversary of the creation of the Jewish state. All three of these numbers have Biblical significance: 50 is the number of unification (for example between Passover and Pentecost) and 70, according to Daniel 9, is the number of fulfillment. So 50 and 70 represent the beginning and the end.
This is an excerpt from Unsealed, November 19, 2015, that also supports the Rapture in 2017:
Here is a rundown of reasons the Tribulation could begin in 2017:
1.) It is 70 years from the United Nations’ decree to reestablish Israel (Resolution 181).
2.) It is a complete Jubilee-cycle from the 1967 conquest of Jerusalem (1967 + 49 + Jubilee year = 2017).
3.) If the Tribulation starts in Fall 2017, then that is in the 70th Jewish year from the rebirth of Israel in 1948. Alternatively, it is in the 69th biblical year from the rebirth of Israel, which would be a powerful symbol of the fact that the world would be about to enter Daniel’s 70th week.
4.) 2017 to 2024 offers the only timeline in recent memory where the Tribulation of 2550 days could begin unquestionably on a Fall Feast date and end on a Fall Feast date. In fact, the alignment is kind of shocking: exactly 2550 days fits with the Tribulation beginning on the last day of the last Fall Feast (Tabernacles, October 11th, 2017) and ending on the first day of the first Fall Feast (Rosh Hashanah, October 4th, 2024). This is particularly interesting in light of the likely possibility Jesus will fulfill the final three Fall Feasts in short, subsequent order while on earth, just as He fulfilled the Spring Feasts. The Second Coming could be on the Feast of Trumpets in 2024, allowing Jesus to fulfill that feast, followed 10 days later by a fulfillment of the Day of Atonement, and 5 days after that by a fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles.
5.) Bolstering point #4, the Fall Feasts in both 2017 and 2024 occur after the autumnal equinoxes, so in those years there need be no doubt about when the Feasts begin. No need to add an additional month as some were suggesting we might have needed to do in 2015. Even going by a Karaite calendar, the 2550 days would still fit, simply adding 2 days to 10/11/17 and 2 days to 10/4/24.
6.) Passover, the traditional date for the Abomination of Desolation, falls approximately 1260 days after 10/11/17 and approximately 1290 days before 10/4/24. As a matter of fact, 1260 days after 10/11/17 is 3/24/21, just 3-4 days before Passover… this fits perfectly with the Two Witnesses’ 1260 day ministry (Revelation 11:3) followed by their lying dead in Jerusalem for 3.5 days (Revelation 11:9).
7.) The Revelation 12 sign on Rosh Hashanah 2017: while Revelation 12 certainly describes some events occurring in the middle of the Tribulation, we need to pay careful attention to Revelation 12:3. When we say “Revelation 12 sign” we are really referring to the first “Revelation 12 sign” (woman clothed with the sun, moon at her feet, pregnant, and crown of 12 stars). Most people completely miss that the second sign, which begins in verse 3, is the only sign that is for sure identified with the middle of the Tribulation (dragon about to devour the child before the woman flees). The fact that there are two signs and not one is telling. Also, it is only after the woman flees that the last half of the Tribulation begins (Revelation 12:6). Long story short: the sign in 2017 might actually be the sign of the pre-tribulational rapture of the Church. For years some very prominent scholars have thought the sign in Revelation 12 was always the strongest proof of a pre-trib rapture.
8.) 2024 is year 6000 since Creation according to Johannes Kepler, who was the founder of modern astronomy (developed the laws of planetary motion). He pinpointed 3977 BC as the year of Creation. Since there is no year ‘0’, 2024 would be exactly year 6000 since Creation (if his biblical calculations were correct).
9.) 12th-century Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel predicted 2017 as the year of Messiah.
10.) Even though many have tried to add 49 “prophetic years” to June 7th, 1967, there was no actual decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem on that day. However, there was a decree by the Knesset to restore and rebuild Jerusalem on April 1st, 1969. 49 x 360 days later would be July 18th, 2017. Could this be the date the Third Temple is completed in preparation for the Tribulation?
11.) Daniel 12:12 adds an additional 45 days at the very end of the 1290 days, for a total of 1335 days. Amazingly, exactly 45 days from the possible 10/4/24 Second Coming date is Cheshvan 17, the same day in history that the Great Flood began (Genesis 7:11). This may in fact be the day that Christ’s global judgment is completed.
12.) The Shemitah year may actually be 2016/2017. Though Jonathan Cahn found an amazing pattern, he was looking at when economic crashes began, not when they reached their worst point. In the previous two cycles, the crashes reached their worst points in 2009 and 2002, respectively, not 2008 and 2001. According to what many think is a more accurate Shemitah and Jubilee cycle, the next Shemitah year is actually 2016/2017 and the next Jubilee year is 2017/2018.
13.) 2017 is 50 years (a full jubilee cycle) from 1967 (conquest of Jerusalem), 70 years (a complete generation) from 1947 (decree to reestablish Israel), 100 years ( two complete jubilee cycles) from 1917 (Balfour declaration), and 120 years (see Genesis 6:3) from 1897 (First Zionist Congress, the first Jewish government since 70 AD).
14.) “In that Day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border.” – Isaiah 19:19. This one is pretty astonishing: This may point to Rosh Hashanah 2017 and a Second Coming in 2024.
Interestingly, the Psalms, which are in the 19th book of the Bible, have a prophetic significance dealing with Israel for each year in the 1900s, carrying over into the 2000s. For example, Psalm 17 points to 1917, Psalm 48 points to 1948, and so on.
Psalm 117 (2017) is the first full year of tribulation, and the final 7 years in man’s history to be separated from Christ. This short psalm gives a final praise. It is a victory hymn of Israel and the tribulation saints. Psalm 117 is in the middle of your Bible, and is also the shortest book. This is a picture of God shortening the time lest no one would survive.
Universal Call to Praise
1 Praise the Lord, all nations!
Glorify Him, all peoples!
2 For His faithful love to us is great;
the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.
Psalm 118 is a beautiful Psalm of praise and is the one Jesus and the disciples sang at Passover and the night before the arrest and the crucifixion. This Psalm would correlate to 2018, seventy years after Israel’s rebirth and a harbinger of the Rapture.
Psalm 118 is placed in between the shortest and the longest Psalm, making it stand out from all others. It is a picture of Christ as the beginning and the end. It is the last Hallel Psalm, and also contains the middle verse of the Bible: verse 8.
There are 1189 books in the Bible, 594 chapters before Psalm 118:8 and 594 after. If you add 594+594 you get 1188, the chapter and verse of the middle verse in the Bible: “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.“
Psalm 118 depicts the Ezekiel invasion, with Israel being surrounded on all sides. Verses 10-14:
“All nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me; but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. They surrounded me like bees; they were quenched like a fire of thorns; for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. You pushed me violently, that I might fall, but the LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.”
Notice that “surrounds me” is mention four times, showing the attacks from the kings of the North, South, East and West. “He has become my salvation,” is in past tense, meaning it is done! Also, Psalm 118:22 speak of the future second coming when Jesus becomes the capstone, quoted by Him in Mark 12.
“The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.”
It looks a lot like the 7 year Tribulation starts in 2017. Let’s investigate the potential sequence of events from a Biblical perspective:
RAPTURE TO SECOND COMING
Revelation 4 – 2017 Rapture?
The Throne Room of Heaven – The Throne of God appears, surrounded by twenty four thrones with Twenty-four elders seated in them. (4:1-5). The Four Living Creatures are introduced. (4:6-11)
The Lamb Takes the Scroll – A scroll, with seven seals, is presented and it is declared that the Lion of the tribe of Judah, from the “Root of David”, is the only one worthy to open this scroll. (5:1-5)
Worthy Is the Lamb – When the “Lamb having seven horns and seven eyes” took the scroll, the creatures of heaven fell down before the Lamb to give him praise, joined by myriads of angels and the creatures of the earth. (5:6-14)
Revelation 6 – 2017 to 2021?
First Seal: The Conqueror – A white horse appears, whose crowned rider has a bow in which to conquer. (6:1-2)
Second Seal: Conflict on Earth – A red horse appears, whose rider is granted a “great sword” to take peace from the earth. (6:3-4)
Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth – A black horse appears, whose rider has “a pair of balances in his hand”, where a voice then says, “A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and [see] thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” (6:5-6)
Fourth Seal: Widespread Death on Earth – A pale horse appears, whose rider is Death, and Hades follows him. Death was granted a fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (6:7-8)
Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs – “Under the altar”, appeared the souls of martyrs for the “word of God”, who cry out for vengeance. They are given white robes and told to rest until the martyrdom of their brothers is completed. (6:9-11)
Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disturbances – There occurs a great earthquake where “the sun becomes black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon like blood” (6:12). The stars of heaven fall to the earth and the sky recedes like a scroll being rolled up (6:13-14). Every mountain and island is moved out of place (6:14). The people of earth retreat to caves in the mountains (6:15). The survivors call upon the mountains and the rocks to fall on them, so as to hide them from the “wrath of the Lamb” (6:16).
Revelation 7 – 2021?
The Sealed of Israel – 144,000, from the twelve “tribes of Israel”, are sealed as servants of God on their foreheads. (7:1-8)
A Multitude from the Great Tribulation – A great multitude stand before the Throne of God, who come out of the Great Tribulation, clothed with robes made “white in the blood of the Lamb” and having palm branches in their hands. (7:9-17)
Revelation 8 – 2021 to 2024?
Seventh Seal: Prelude to the Seven Trumpets – “Silence in heaven for about half an hour” (8:1). Seven angels are each given trumpets (8:2). An eighth angel takes a “golden censer”, filled with fire from the heavenly altar, and throws it to the earth (8:3-5). What follows are “peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake” (8:5). After the eighth angel has devestated the earth, the seven angels introduced in verse 2 prepare to sound their trumpets (8:6).
First Trumpet: Vegetation Struck – Hail and fire, mingled with blood, are thrown to the earth burning up a third of the trees and green grass. (8:6-7)
Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck – Something that resembles a great mountain, burning with fire, falls from the sky and lands in the ocean. It kills a third of the sea creatures and destroys a third of the ships at sea. (8:8-9)
Third Trumpet: The Waters Struck – A great star, named Wormwood, falls from heaven and poisons a third of the rivers and springs of water. (8:10-11)
Fourth Trumpet: The Heavens Struck – A third of the sun, the moon, and the stars are darkened creating complete darkness for a third of the day and the night. (8:12-13)
Revelation 9 – 2023?
Fifth Trumpet: The Locusts from the Bottomless Pit – The First Woe (9:1-12). A “star” falls from the sky (9:1). This “star” is given “the key to the bottomless pit” (9:1). The “star” then opens the bottomless pit. When this happens, “smoke [rises] from [the Abyss] like smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky [are] darkened by the smoke form the Abyss” (9:2). From out of the smoke, locusts who are “given power like that of scorpions of the earth” (9:3), who are commanded not to harm anyone or anything except for people who were not given the seal on their foreheads (from chapter 7) (9:4). The “locusts” are described as having a human appearance (faces and hair) but with lion’s teeth, and wearing “breastplates of iron”; the sound of their wings resembles “the thunderings of many horses and chariots rushing into battle” (9:7-9).
Sixth Trumpet: The Angels from the Euphrates – The Second Woe (9:13-21). The four angels bound to the great river Euphrates are released to prepare two hundred million horsemen. These armies kill a third of mankind by use of three plagues: fire, smoke, and brimstone.
The Mighty Angel with the Little Book – An angel appears, with one foot on the sea and one foot on the land, having an opened little book in his hand. Upon the cry of the angel, seven thunders utter mysteries and secrets that are not to be written down by John.
John Eats the Little Book – John is instructed to eat the little book that happens to be sweet in his mouth, but bitter in his stomach, and to prophesy.
Revelation 11 – Last 3 1/2 years – 2021 to 2024?
The Two Witnesses – John is given a measuring rod to measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. Outside the temple, at the court of the holy city, it is treaded by the nations for forty-two months.
Two witnesses prophesy for one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. (11:1-14)
The Witnesses Killed (11:7-10)
The Witnesses Resurrected (11:11-14)
Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed – The Third Woe that leads into the Seven bowls (11:15-19). The temple of God opens in heaven, where the ark of His covenant can be seen. There are lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.
Revelation 12 – – Last 3 1/2 years – 2021 to 2024?
The Woman, the Child, and the Dragon – A woman “clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars” is in labor with a male child. (12:1-2). A great, fiery red, seven-headed dragon drags a third of the stars of heaven with his tail, and throws them to the earth. (12:3-4). The dragon waits for the birth of the child. However, when born, it is caught up to God’s throne while the woman flees into the wilderness for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. (12:5-6)
Satan Thrown Out of Heaven – War breaks out in heaven between Michael and the Dragon, identified as the Devil, Satan.(12:9) After a great fight, the Dragon and his angels are cast out of heaven for good, followed by praises of victory for God’s kingdom. (12:7-12)
The Woman Persecuted – The Dragon engages to persecute the Woman, but she is given aid to evade him. Her evasiveness enrages the Dragon, prompting him to wage war against the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (12:13-17)
The Beast from the Sea – A seven-headed leopard-like beast emerges from the sea, having one mortally wounded head that is then healed. By the Dragon, he is granted power and authority for forty-two months. (13:1-5). The Beast of the sea blasphemes God’s name, wages war against the Saints, and overcomes them. (13:6-10)
The Beast from the Earth – Another beast appears, but from the earth, having two horns like a lamb and speaking like a dragon. He directs people to make an image of the beast, breathing life into it, and enforcing all people to bare “the mark of the Beast”. (13:11-18)
The Lamb and the 144,000 – The Lamb stands on Mount Zion with the 144,000 “firstfruits” who are redeemed from earth. (14:1-5)
The Proclamations of Three Angels (14:6-13)
Reaping the Earth’s Harvest – One like the Son of Man reaps the earth. (14:14-16)
Reaping the Grapes of Wrath – A second angel reaps “the vine of the earth” and throws it into “the great winepress of the wrath of God… and blood came out of the winepress… up to one thousand six hundred furlongs.” (14:17-20)
Prelude to the Bowl Judgments – The temple of the tabernacle, in heaven, is opened. (15:1-5). Seven angels are given a golden bowl, from the Four Living Creatures, that contains the wrath of God. (15:6-8)
Revelation 16 – 2024?
First Bowl: Loathsome Sores – A “foul and loathsome sore” afflicts the followers of the beast. (16:1-2)
Second Bowl: The Sea Turns to Blood – The sea turns to blood and everything within it dies. (16:3)
Third Bowl: The Waters Turn to Blood – All fresh water turns to blood. (16:4-7)
Fourth Bowl: Men Are Scorched – The sun scorches the Earth with intense heat. (16:8-9)
Fifth Bowl: Darkness and Pain – There is total darkness and great pain in the Beast’s kingdom. (16:10-11)
Sixth Bowl: Euphrates Dried Up – Preparations are made for the final battle between the forces of good and evil. (16:12-16)
Seventh Bowl: The Earth Utterly Shaken – A great earthquake: “every island fled away and the mountains were not found.” (16:17-21)
The Scarlet Woman and the Scarlet Beast – The great harlot who sits on many waters: Babylon the Great. (17:1-6)
The Meaning of the Woman and the Beast (17:7-18)
Revelation 18 – 2024?
The Fall of Babylon the Great (18:1-8)
The World Mourns Babylon’s Fall (18:9-19)
Finality of Babylon’s Fall (18:20-24)
Revelation 19 – 2024?
Heaven Exults over Babylon (19:1-10)
Christ on a White Horse (19:9-16)
The Beast and His Armies Defeated – The beast and the false prophet are cast into the lake of fire. (19:17-21)
Very soon, the Rapture will rescue all the Christians, just like Noah and his family were rescued, just like Lot and his family were rescued!
The end is coming – sooner than we think! If you are not sure where you stand, read this and make your decision now:
We each need a Savior!
The Bible says:
“For all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
1.SIN is the inheritance of mankind due to the sin of Adam & Eve.
Just as through one man’s sin (the first Adam) entered the world and death through sin and thus spread to all men, because all sinned—v17. …much more those who receive abundance of grace and of righteousness will reign in the life through the Jesus Christ.
2) there is none righteous, no, not one
3) …if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. I John 1:8
4) …our sin makes us enemies of God. (Not good). Romans 8:7,8
5) man can not save himself. Romans 7:19-24
For the good that I will to do, I do not do…who will deliver me from this body of death?
I thank God-through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Jesus gave Himself freely for all our sins from the past, present and future. He became sin and the Father could not even look upon His Son because He took our sin upon Himself. He suffered greatly on the cross, shedding all His Precious Blood which was poured out for you and me, He was buried and rose again after 3 days, He redeemed the keys of hell and death to give us life! He is our Savior!!!
No other One has ever done such a thing for mankind. There is no other God but the One True God, Father, Son Jesus and Holy Spirit sent to live in us. No longer do we need to do blood sacrifice, no longer do we need a temple to worship in because we are the temple He lives in when we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior!!! Do it today and discover FREEDOM, PEACE, JOY UNSPEAKABLE AS HE REIGNS ON THE THRONE OF YOUR HEART!!!
Just ask Jesus to forgive your sin, believe He is the risen Son of God, and ask Him to live in you. The Holy Spirit will give you the strength to sin no more and teach you the character and ways of God. You will never ever regret your decision….ever!