In my 18th blog, I thought I could see the final week in the Psalms, but I was wrong. I read the Bible and extrapolate, and, sometimes, I am wrong. Nonetheless, some of the Psalms of the earlier 20th century years are quite striking, so now I try again. I begin with Psalm 120 corresponding to the year 2020. I began with Psalm 1 being 1901 based on the Psalms being the 19th book of the Bible, and the striking events that occurred in years thereafter, such as the Jews in Nazi Germany’s death camps in 1942- 1944 corresponding to Psalms 42 to 44. An earlier blog covered other years such as the First Iraqi War in 1991 corresponding to Psalm 91. According to the New York Times, Psalm 91 was the favorite psalm of the Desert Stormers. Psalm 80 (1980) is specifically to Ephraim (Britain to me), Manasseh (America to me), and Benjamin (?). It states these tribes are in peril, and ask God to return to them by sending them a man. There was an election in the US in 1980 which fulfilled this request, and the Iron Lady had come to power in the United Kingdom a little before this. See blog 16 for more on the earlier psalms. I believe the earth is young. Christ’s millennium, noted in Revelation 20 six times, is the Shabot or Sabbath of a preceding 6,000 years with each millennium corresponding also to a day of creation. It does not have to be precisely 6,000 years. I suspect this is an approximation.
Psalms 120 to 134, corresponding to years 2020 to 2034, are Psalms of Degrees or Ascents or Going Up. Originally, it is thought this referred to pilgrims going up to Jerusalem. Could this also be a double prophecy referring not only to the rapture or removal of the church from the earth, but also the sanctification of Israel, including not only the Jews but also the lost tribes, before the Messiah, Jesus Christ, returns?
Creation day 1 (Genesis 1:1- 5) God created the light and separated it from the darkness. He also declared the light was good. In the comparable first millennium, Adam and Eve had a choice between obeying God and following Him, or anything else. They chose the darkness. Now what could correspond to this if God maintains his model for Daniel’s final week? To me, it would be the rapture or removal of the church from the earth separating the light from the darkness.
Psalm 120 (2020?) A Psalm of Ascents ? Year One of Daniel’s 70th Week
In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He heard me.
2 Deliver my soul, O LORD from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
Could this be a reference to the rapture, when the light is separated from the darkness? In the first year of Daniel’s final week of seven years?
3 What shall be given to you, or what shall be done to you, you false tongue?
4 Sharp arrows of the warrior, with coals of the broom tree!
5 Woe is me, that I dwell in Meshech (Turkey or Moscow in Russia), that I dwell among the tents of Kedar (Arabia)! (NOTE: One source noted Meschech and Kedar may simply indicate the north and south, but Kedar is Arabia from which came Islam.)
6 My soul has dwelt too long with one who hates peace.
7 I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.
I suspect the anti-Christ will confirm his covenant with the many, likely Israel, to begin the final week of seven Biblical years of 360 days each per Daniel 9:27. Likely, during the first 138-145 days immediately before the 2300 days of Daniel 8:14, the attack of Shia Islam on Israel will occur. Gaza (Sunni, but funded by Shia Iran), Hezbollah in Lebanon, Syria, recently getting significant assistance from Iran with tv news reporting the Iranians are building bases in Syria, and Jordan, soon to be taken over by Iran, the men of the East, per Ezekiel 25, will all attack Israel per Amos 1 & 2. Iran may also attack. Israel will be significantly damaged per Amos 2:4-5, but the contiguous others will be annihilated with Damascus getting a regular atom bomb per Isaiah 17:1, and likely the rest neutron bombs that kill living things, but buildings remain, and the radiation dissipates quickly, giving the lost tribes and the Jews who return to modern Israel thereafter living spaces. Of interest, Isaiah 17:3 notes that the fortress shall depart from Ephraim. I presume this refers to America and the United Kingdom whose judgement is likewise foretold in Amos 2:6-16 as Israel. People do not leave the nation of their births unless circumstances do not permit them to stay. With the U.S. having 60 million abortions, how much longer will God stay his judgement?
I also believe a treaty will be signed giving the anti-Christ Jerusalem and the Israelis to him for forty-two months (1260 days. Likely this will also begin the 2300 days of Daniel 8:13-14), per Revelation 11:2, 138 to 145 days after the final week begins, i.e. after the anti-Christ confirms a treaty with the many, generally regarded as the modern Jewish state of Israel. Amos 1 & 2 kicks off the approximate 2-year period (Amos 1:1, Ezekiel 38:19- 20) when the nations surrounding Israel attack it and are destroyed. Egypt will be the only contiguous nation that does not attack Israel, though there likely will be an attack from the Sinai by rogue Egyptian Muslim terrorist units.
Then will come the attack of the kings of the North (Turkey) and South (Egypt) per Daniel 11:40,41. Per Ezekiel 30:1-5, North African and black African Muslim nations will also participate in this along with all the mingled people, which some regard as Arabia. I suspect the Muslims will flock to this attack from Europe and America, as well as other nations to which they have recently immigrated. These armies will be defeated, and Isaiah 19:2-4 seems to indicate a civil war in Egypt with the anti-Christ installing himself as ruler and then looting that nation per Daniel 11:42-43. Then the anti-Christ will nuke the Aswan Dam per Ezekiel 29, sending radioactive waters from just above the southern border of Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea and putting the fish on the shore. Isaiah 19:5-10 also foretells the destruction of the Nile River. Egypt ceases to exist as a nation for forty years per Ezekiel 29:11. This will be followed by the Russo-Muslim invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39 ending with Russia’s and Islam’s destruction, ending the approximate 2-year span of Amos 1:1 & Ezekiel 38:19.
Creation day 2 (Genesis 1:5- 8) God separated the sea and sky, also separating the waters on the earth from the waters above the earth. I believe there was a canopy over the earth, and there was no rain until the Flood that Noah and his family rode on the Ark. I believe one or more meteors penetrated the canopy opening the windows of heaven (Genesis 8:2) and tearing down the canopy. Subsequent earthquakes opened the fountains of the deep, and the world overflowed with water. I once read that if the sky were completely saturated with water, the subsequent rain would only cover the earth 4 inches deep in water. I also read it would take 5 times the amount of water in the present oceans to cover today’s highest mountain. Within the last decade, they have discovered large amounts of water within the earth thought to be 2 to 3 times the amount of water in the oceans. Likely, the events that induced the Flood made the mountains much higher today than they were before the Deluge.
Genesis 2:6 notes a mist came up from the ground and watered the whole earth. Once, I thought this referred to the first days of Creation. Now, I believe it referred to the time period from Creation to the Flood, about 1,656 years. After the Flood, per Genesis 9:13-15, God said He put His rainbow in the cloud, and He would never again inundate the entire world with a flood. In Psalm 148:4 Praise Him, you heaven of heavens (NOTE: There are three heavens- the envelope of air around the earth, space, and where God resides), and you waters above the heavens. I believe the latter refers to the ice or water canopy suspended over the earth before the Flood. And of course, in Revelation 16:21, great hailstones, the weight of a talent (about 60 to 90 pounds) fall on the unrepentant, as they did at the time of Israel’s conquest of the land per Joshua 10:11. I suspect the waters above the earth referred to the past and the present situations with the hailstones of water awaiting God’s summons. 2 Peter 3:5 … by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water… I believe this also referred to the canopy. I don’t know how this worked from a scientific perspective, but I believe you would have a green house effect with temperatures relatively constant over the earth, and little or no snow or ice. This would allow forests and dinosaurs to do quite nicely at the South Pole. In the same light, when the Flood occurred, the canopy came down, producing an ice age.
Genesis 2:10 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. Two of the rivers in subsequent verses are noted to be the Euphrates and the Hiddekel (Tigris). Where does that happen in out world today? Rivers usually flow into greater rivers, instead of parting to become four at their head.
During the second millennium, man became so evil, that God destroyed them all, save Noah and those on the Ark. The Flood occurred about 1656 years after creation, and before this millennium was out, man, under Nimrod, had built the Tower of Babel. We rebelled again. The Nephilim, or giants, descendants of fallen angels and earth women were also active per Genesis 6:1-4. Small wonder that God saw nothing good on this day.
The destruction of Islam is completed with the Russo-Muslim invasion per Ezekiel 38 & 39, likely at the end of the second year or the third of Daniel’s final week.
Day 2 per Genesis 1:6 Then God said, “Let their be a firmament (sky) in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
I believe the above is a reference to a canopy of ice or water over the earth, i.e. no rain till after the Flood.
Psalm 121 (2021?) A Psalm of Ascents ? Year Two of Daniel’s final week
I will lift up my eyes to the hills-
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
It seems God is saying that He will preserve Israel from some great trial, perhaps the approximate two year onslaught of Islam (to me more than 1 and ½ and less than 2 and ½ Biblical years of 360 days) per Amos 1:1 & Ezekiel 38:19, that begins shortly after the seven year treaty is signed per Daniel 9:27. It may be further constricted by bird migrations (Ezekiel 39:4) that I have read occur in the spring and fall. Perhaps the destruction of the Russo-Islamic invasion of Israel per Ezekiel 38 & 39 will occur on the Jewish Feast of Trumpets usually in September, or less likely to me, on Passover in the spring.
Day 3 of creation. Genesis 1:9 Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.
The third millennium was when Abram, the land, was born circa 2008 years after creation with 8 meaning a new beginning. Later in this millennium, Moses gave us what we are to eat, or ingest, the Torah, the first five books of the Bible, and the Ten Commandments of God.
Many Jewish couples wish to be married on the third day of their week, sunset Monday to sunset Tuesday, because it is the day of double blessing. Twice God saw it was good on the third day. Could this refer to the beginning or completion of the Jewish temple that the anti-Christ will shortly desecrate, and the return of the lost tribes and the rest of the Jews to the land, Israel?
Psalm 122 (2022?) A Psalm of Ascents ? Year Three of Daniel’s 70th week
I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go into the house of the LORD.” (NOTE: The temple must be rebuilt per Daniel 9:27) 2 Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3 Jerusalem is built
As a city that is compact together.
4 Where the tribes go up,
The tribes of the LORD,
To the Testimony of Israel,
To give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5 For thrones are set there for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
I have seen it written that only the Jews will be saved, i.e. Ephraim and Manasseh and the other lost tribes are lost forever. Some believe that many of the so-called lost tribes are now referred to as Jews, i.e. sectors of these tribes went south to worship in the Temple in Jerusalem when Jeroboam put up his golden calves after Solomon died circa 930 BC. If so, then why does Ezekiel 37:19 “…say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD God; “Surely I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions, and I will join them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick , and they will be one in My hand.”’ The lost tribes are not lost to God, and I favor Britain as Ephraim and America as Manasseh. The tribe of Joseph, which became two tribes per Genesis 48:5 had the blessing of God. And in Genesis 48:13-19, Jacob crossed his arms meaning the blessing would be to Christian nations In the Christian Era, i.e., the last 2,000 years. No two nations and their people have been more blessed by God than Great Britain and America in that period. I believe they will be identified by the two witnesses of Revelation 11:3-12 and told to return to Israel.
One person told me that Israel could not handle the large numbers of people that would have to go back to Israel if America and Britain were of the lost tribes of Joseph, i.e. Ephraim and Manasseh plus the rest of the Jews in the world and the other lost tribes. I believe the two witnesses of Revelation 11:3-12 are Elijah (Malachi 4:5) and Moses. Curiously, many of the Israelites who rebelled against the LORD and who would not hearken to Moses and Aaron, and believed not in them that God had sent them died before the next to the last plague of darkness on the Egyptians per the book of Jasher 80:37 (Jasher is cited in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18). I have read that the Levitical priests of Israel have specific DNA findings. There are now several companies that evaluate people’s DNA- AncestryDNA, 23andMe, Living DNA, HomeDNA, and MyHeritageDNA. Perhaps, DNA will be used to determine who is of the lost tribes. Do you go to Israel if only half or more than half of your DNA favors one or more of the tribes of Israel? Will 10% do? I can only wonder. What if the anti-Christ is like the Islamic imam (holy man) who said words to the effect, “Isn’t Allah great, to send all the Jews to Israel, so we can kill them?”
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
7 Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces.”
8 For the sake of my brethren and companions,
I will now say, “peace be within you.”
9 Because of the house of the LORD (the temple again) our God I will seek your good.
Day 4 of Creation- Genesis 1:14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs (the Zodiac per Psalm 19:1-3, comets, eclipses, etc.) and seasons (the word is moedim which means the appointed times. This would refer to the seasons, but also to the feasts of Israel), and for days and years; 15 “and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth’; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth. 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
The fourth millennium was bookended by the kingdom of David circa 1003 to 970 BC when Israel was at its spiritual height and the birth of Christ in about the fall of 2 BC, though some relate between 1 and 6 BC. The stars likely refers to the Israelites (Daniel 12:3). Stars also referred to angels per Revelation 1:20.
In the fourth year of Daniel’s final week, the sun refers to Christ (and His followers); the moon, to Satan and/or the anti-Christ, the stars to believers or those who shortly will come to belief in Christ, and also angels. Perhaps the fallen angels and the Nephilim will come forth this year as well. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be (Matthew 24:37).
Psalm 123 (2023?) A Psalm of Ascents ? Year Four of Daniel’s 70th week
Unto You I lift up my eyes,
O You who dwell in the heavens.
2 Behold, as the eyes of the servants look to the hand of their masters,
As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the LORD our God,
Until He has mercy on us. (NOTE: This would be the year the anti-Christ desecrates the temple in Jerusalem. The anti-Christ suffers a head wound per Revelation 13:3 likely on Passover, the first or second Passover celebrated in the rebuilt temple. He is resurrected on the third day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and begins the Great Tribulation’s 1260 days on the fourth day of the one-week Feast of Unleavened Bread per Daniel 9:27 “in the middle of the week”, i.e. the fourth day of Unleavened Bread, but also the fourth year of Daniel’s final week, consisting of seven 360 day years, though not in the precise middle of the seven years.)
3 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us!
For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
4 Our soul is exceedingly filled
With the scorn of those who are at ease,
With the contempt of the proud. (NOTE: Nazi Germany all over again! The Jews are the cause of the world’s ills! Now it’s all Israel! Another holocaust begins!)
Day 5 of Creation. Genesis 1:20 Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 24 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
On day 5 of Creation, the great sea creatures come forth as well as the birds. In this fifth millennium after creation, pagan Rome was at its height. This was followed by the Islamic Empire and the Vikings.
In the fifth year of Daniel’s final week, I would expect there to be great nations, such as China and India, and a groups of nations, the European Union, which rules the world, after the destruction of the Islamic nations and Russia. None would be Christian, though fish (Christians) are coming forth, but with little power and greatly persecuted. In Christ’s parable of the sower in Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23, the birds are represented by the wicked one (and his minions I suspect) in verse 19. Could this be when the flying saucers with the Nephilim, the progeny of earthly human female eggs and the sperm of fallen angels, creatures nine and ten feet tall and more, arrive? Genesis 6:1-4 refers to the sons of God which indicated a direct creation of God. This applied only to Adam among humans. All present humans are sons and daughters of Adam and Eve. Sons of God was primarily a reference to angels, the fallen ones who had intercourse with earthly females, producing giants before the Flood, and also after the Flood with Goliath a prime example.
Psalm 124 (2024?) A Psalm of Ascents ? Year five of Daniel’s 70th week
“If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,”
Let Israel now say-
2 “If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,
When men rose up against us,
3 Then they would have swallowed us alive,
When their wrath was kindled against us:
4 then the waters would have overwhelmed us,
The dream would have gone over our soul;
5 Then the swollen waters would have gone over our soul.” (NOTE: Does this refer to Revelation 12:15 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. ? Or is this a reference to heathen nations per Daniel 7:2-3, or both?)
6 Blessed be the LORD,
Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers;
The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
The above reference to a bird could refer to the fifth year of Daniel’s final week, when Israel is guarded by God in Petra for 1260 days per Revelation 12:6, 14. The birds have been used as a reference to fallen angels per Matthew 13:4, 19 in Christ’s parable of the sower. Fallen angels could return to the earth claiming to be extraterrestrials or space aliens, who may say they started life on earth so long ago. The bird in verse 7 more likely refers to Revelation 12:14 where the woman (Israel) was given two wings of a great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness to her place.
Day 6 of Creation. Genesis 1:24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’ 29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 “Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”: and it was so. 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
A Jewish day goes sunset to sunset. With the light of the sixth day, i.e. the last five centuries of the sixth millennium, the land beasts that came out of Israel came forth. This applies to Christianity. At the beginning of this millennium, Christendom, basically Europe, seemed to have a very uncertain future, being assaulted by the Islamic Seljuk Turks from the southeast and the Moors controlled most of Spain. The heathen Vikings were attacking from the north as well.
In the last five centuries of the sixth millennium, the land beasts, those who came out of Israel (the land), began to come forth. These beasts adhered to the New Testament, but also the Old Testament of ancient Israel and Judah. In 1492, the last Moorish kingdom of Granada fell, and Spain began to rise with conquests in Central and South America, as did Portugal with their possessions in what is not Indonesia, India, and other parts of Asia, as well as Brazil. Venice rose, as did Holland and France. In the last quarter of this millennium, i.e., at the end of the day, Britain (Ephraim) followed by the U.S. (Manasseh) became the world’s premier nation. God was giving His blessings to the descendants of Joseph (Genesis 49:22-26 and Deuteronomy 33:13-17) who reigned over the world during this past quarter millennium till they forgot God.
Psalm 125 (2025?) A Psalm of Ascents ? Year Six of Daniel’s 70th week Those who trust in the LORD
Are like Mount Zion,
Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So the LORD surrounds His people
From this time forth and forever.
3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
On the land allotted to the righteous,
Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.
4 Do good, O LORD, to those who are good,
And to those who are upright in their hearts.
5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways,
The LORD shall lead them away
With the workers of iniquity.
Peace be upon Israel!
During this year, a remnant of Israel is safely guarded by God in Petra per Revelation 12:6, 14.
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all the work He had done.
All the nations of the world come against Jerusalem in the seventh year of Daniel’s final week. Christ returns to save Israel at Petra and bloody His robes per Isaiah 63:1-6, Revelation 19:13. Then, he goes to Jerusalem per Zechariah 14:1-4 to destroy His enemies on Yom Kippur. The anti-Christ and the false prophet are thrown into the lake of fire for all eternity per Revelation 19:20 and Satan into the bottomless pit till the end of the seventh millennium per Revelation 20:1-3.
Psalm 126 (2026?) A Psalm of Ascents ? Year Seven of Daniel’s 70th week
When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion,
We were like those who dream.
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing.
Then they said among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them.”
3 The LORD has done great things for us,
And we are glad.
4 Bring back our captivity, O LORD,
As the streams in the South.
5 Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
6 He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.
The Israelites seem to be celebrating a great victory in this psalm, the end of the Great Tribulation on Yom Kippur and the beginning of the Messianic millennial kingdom on one of the eight days of Hanukkah?
Other thoughts: I had taken comfort in the fact that though the northern kingdom of Israel had been reduced to Ephraim and a half-tribe of Manasseh in 732 BC by an Assyrian invasion (Israel lost the two and a half tribes east of the Jordan and all the tribes north of Ephraim), they were not finally swept away till ten years later in 722 BC. The northern kingdom of Israel had responded to God’s warning in 732 BC with defiance recorded in Isaiah 9:10 The bricks have fallen down, but we will replace them with hewn stone. The sycamores have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars. The ancient Israelites defied God’s warning of judgement, which fell a decade later. The day after 9/11, Tom Daschle, the Senate Majority Leader, the highest elective office in the land except for the President responded to 9/11 by quoting Isaiah 9:10. I suspect he never realized the context of defiance of God. James Edwards, Senator from North Carolina and Vice-Presidential candidate for the Democrats, likewise repeated Isaiah 9:10 before the 2004 election on Capitol Hill. If America is equivalent to Manasseh and God warned us on 9/11/2001 to straighten up and fly right, i.e. repent of our sins and seek the God of the Bible Who founded America and Great Britain, ten years later would be in 2011, which passed uneventfully. Perhaps I had the wrong model. Jonathan Cahn (author of The Harbinger in 2011 which describes Isaiah 9:10 in detail and reflects on the parallels with America) in his recent monthly Sapphires noted Judah was warned in 605 BC by Babylon, but was not swept away till 686 BC, or 19 years later, which would be 2020.
He also noted the spiritual heritage of America began with the Pilgrims of 1620 and 400 years later would be 2020. America has not repented of her sins since 9/11. When will God’s patience end? When will our cup be full? Our annual deficit has recently increased to over a trillion dollars a year, and our national debt is massive. After the American Revolution, “not worth a continental” was a phrase denoting the worthlessness of America’s paper currency at the time. Will that be the fate of the dollar from our endless piling on of debt as well? What could possibly go wrong?
The November, 2019, jobs report was stunningly good for America with 266,000 jobs added of which 54,000 were manufacturing jobs with only 3.5% unemployment supposedly the best in 50 years by one tv reporter. President Trump appears to being an excellent Jehu as recorded in Jonathan Cahn’s The Paradigm in 2017. The story of Jehu is recorded in the Bible- 2 Kings 9 & 10 and in 2 Chronicles 22:7- 9. It should be recalled that during Jehu’s reign, the northern kingdom of Israel lost the entire east bank of the Jordan or 2 and ½ tribes per 2 Kings 10:32-33.
I continue to believe the LORD will return on a Hebrew feast because with the rapture of the church, God’s focus will immediately shift to Israel. There will be new Christians all over the world from the 144,000 Israelites that go forth per Revelation 7, but the focus will still be Israel. If the church is raptured during a Hebrew feast, it will be a sign to Israel that Christianity is true. The last feast this year is Hanukkah for 8 days beginning sunset in Jerusalem on Dec 22, 2019, though I believe a feast in 2020 more likely. Hanukkah is the Feast of Lights, and Christ was the Light of the world, and His church when He left. It is also the Rededication of the Temple. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 6:19 that a Christian’s body was the temple of the Holy Spirit, so it is a possibility for the rapture. A month before Passover is Esther’s feast Purim (circa 10 March, 2020) with an extra day in Jerusalem. It is the salvation of God’s people, and another possibility for the rapture. The Feast of Weeks, Shavuot, 50 days after Firstfruits, when the book of Ruth, the Gentile bride, was read in the synagogue. Bread for this feast is baked with leaven which some believe is a reference to Christians and Jews coming together. My reading of Leviticus 23:11 indicates Firstfruits must always occur from sunset Saturday to sunset Sunday, the day after the regular Jewish Shabot of sunset Friday to sunset Saturday within the Feast of Unleavevened Bread, Nissan 15- 21. Weeks is 50 days after Firstfruits with Firstfruits being day 1, hence, always on sunset Saturday to sunset Sunday for both feasts. On Shavuot or Weeks, the Holy Spirit was given to the church. Now it is celebrated as Pentecost, but not the same day as Weeks, though close. In Revelation, God’s focus is on Israel.
My favorite choice for the rapture of the church is Trumpets on Tishri 1, with Tishri the seventh Jewish month being in September usually. All the other feasts occur on full moons, but Trumpets is on the crescent moon when only a thin sliver of the moon is visible in the sky. If the sky is overcast and the new moon is not visible due to cloud cover, the feast is postponed one day. In Matthew 23:36, Christ said we would not know the day or the hour. If Israel destroyed Shia Islam (about 15% of Islam with the Sunnis over 80% of Islam. Each hates the other as apostates to the true faith) in the opening months of 2020, and God raptured His church on Trumpets in the fall, what would Sunni Islam do? Allah is the old moon god of Arabia whose symbol was the crescent moon. Perhaps, they would say, “Allah has removed those infidels, the Shia, and now Allah has removed our enemies the Christians sending them to hell. Let us take Jerusalem and kill the Jews! Drive them into the sea!” This feast could also be when God destroys the Russo-Muslim invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39.
In 2020, Tishri 1 (Trumpets) begins at sunset September 18 to sunset September 19. Tishri 10 is Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, followed by the seven-day Feast of Tabernacles which begins at sunset on October 2 and ends at sunset October 9. For seven days religious Jews dwell in temporary dwellings, but at the end of the seven days they leave their temporary dwellings for their permanent dwellings. Is that when true Christians leave our temporary dwellings, these human bodies, for our permanent bodies via the rapture? Tabernacles is a curious feast. It is said to be seven days with the first day being a High Shabot, regarded as a Sabbath, regardless of the day of the week. However, the eighth day is also a High Shabot. It seems to me it should be an eight-day feast. Hanukkah begins on the 25th of Kislev, 2020 at sunset on 10 December for 8 days.
The fall feasts, especially Trumpets, and Hanukkah hold a great deal of potential as the time of the rapture of the church to me. The federal elections for the presidency, Senate, and Congress are held the first week of November in 2020. If the economy holds, it seems likely that Trump will win re-election, but what if 6 weeks or 3 weeks before the election, the rapture occurs. I believe Trump has become a Christian. I also believe Pence is a Christian. They would both be gone. The Speaker of the House would be President of the United States, if only temporarily. With massive turmoil, the Democrats could then win the election and impose the ideas of the Left on the country. Suppose Trump won, but was raptured out with Pence on Hanukkah. The Speaker is still President. Would the stock market hold? Would the $ be maintained? I see such a scenario as a prescription for chaos on a massive scale. Time will tell.
NOTE: Most of the earlier psalms from 16 came from the deceased J.R. Church’s book- Hidden Prophecies in the Psalms, 1986, revised 1990, from Prophecy in the News.
Addendum: If I am correct in what I believe, there should be relatively precise dates in 2020 -2026. Let’s see what comes up. Remember a Jewish day begins at sunset and ends at sunset. The bulk of the day is after midnight. I presume whatever happens occurs in the bulk of the day. Also recall, if the rapture occurs during the Feast of Trumpets on 1 Tishri, or perhaps 2 Tishri, I suspect the timing will be related to Jerusalem’s time period, though sunset on Tishri 1 or 2 could be extended to the last synagogue in Hawaii, so my timing may be a little off.
11 January, 2020- The anti-Christ confirms a treaty with the many, usually thought to be Israel (Daniel 9:27). This presumes Christ is crowned the first day of Hanukkah 2026.
18 January , 2020- The anti-Christ confirms a treaty with the many, usually thought to be Israel, presuming Christ is crowned the eighth and last day of Hanukkah.
Afterwards, Shia Islam likely attacks Israel per Amos 1 & 2 and is hammered by the Jewish nation, but Israel sustains significant damage per Amos 2:4-5. America will sustain significant damage at this time as well, perhaps through terrorism or warfare, though natural disasters such as a great earthquake in California and a tsunami off the coast of northern California up to Washington, the eruption of Yellowstone, or manmade disasters such as the collapse of the dollar would work well also, perhaps even a combination (Amos 2:6-16, Isaiah 17:3). Israel will seek another powerful nation as a friend.
3 June, 2020 Another treaty giving the anti-Christ control of Jerusalem and possibly significant control of Israel as well (Revelation 11:2, Daniel 8:13,14) is put in force. After this, the anti-Christ is attacked in Israel and/or Jerusalem by the king of the north (Turkey) and the king of the south (Egypt) per Daniel 11:40,41 and other nations per Ezekiel 30:1-5. This is within two to two and a half years after the destruction of Shia Islam per Amos 1:1 and Ezekiel 38:19. The anti-Christ will take Egypt, loot it, and eventually nuke the Aswan Dam, ending Egypt as a nation for forty years per Ezekiel 29:11. Ezekiel 38 & 39 delineate the destruction of the Russo-Muslim invasion of Israel, completing this two to two and a half year period of time.
11 April, 2023- fourth day of one-week Feast of Unleavened Bread. “But in the middle of the week” per Daniel 9:27. This refers to the fourth day of Unleavened Bread, and the fourth year of Daniel’s final week, a double prophecy. However, it does not refer to the precise middle of the fourth year, which would begin on the 1261st day of seven biblical years of 360 days. On this fourth day of the week-long Unleavened Bread, the anti-Christ desecrates the newly built Jewish temple, beginning the Great Tribulation’s 1260 days (Revelation 13:5), or the 1041st day of the 2300 days of Daniel 8:13,14.
16 November, 2023- Israel regains Jerusalem after 220 days per Revelation 11:2.
21 September, 2026- Christ returns on Yom Kippur to destroy His enemies.
5-12 December, 2026- Christ is crowned ruler of the Earth during Hanukkah’s eight-day span.
The date of 3 June, 2020 is obtained with the end point of Hanukkah per Daniel 12:11,12. Hanukkah is always 74 or 75 days after Yom Kippur. Seven biblical years are 2,520 days. The 2300 days of Daniel 8:13,14 begin at the same time as the 1260 days of Revelation 11:2 when the anti-Christ controls Jerusalem. Hence, there must be 138 to 145 days before these time periods begin, hence, the dates given.
I would urge anyone who reads this to do his or her own calculations.