End Time Revelations VOLUME 3 

 

End Time Revelations: VOLUME 3

 

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September 2015:

The Date of the Church’s Rapture
in Evidence

 

 

CLAUDE IGNERSKI

 

 

ISBN 978-2-36957-069-1

 2014, Claude IGNERSKI

 

Unless otherwise indicated, the Scriptures cited are from the KJV or NIV.

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Before embarking on this study, the author would like the reader to know the many challenges he and his colleagues have faced along the way, which have prevented them from achieving the quality writing they would have liked in English. This book has been translated twice and corrected by several proofreaders. The conscientious editor strongly recommended a third revision, but time would not allow; it has thus been decided to publish the book as is considering the urgency of the message. The author does hope the reader will be able to grasp and appreciate its essence. Should an able sister or brother, bilingual in French and English, want to contribute by making relevant corrections, or even revise it in its entirety, her/his contribution would be deeply appreciated.

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Book Summary

 

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Rev.1:3)

            After publishing two books of edification and revelation about the end times, i.e. Volume 1: God's Final Call before the End of Our Generation, and Volume 2: End times Revelations: The Rapture of the Church and Return of Jesus Christ[1], my aim with Volume 3 is to continue and complete the previous works.

            The purpose of this third book is to cause the “virgins” of Christ to try their hearts in view of preparing for the Bridegroom’s imminent return. With this in mind, it is important to know that a certain idea about future events has wrongly and widely been spread among evangelicals;claiming that it is impossible to know and that we should not know the date of certain events: this thought is a heresy that has been carefully fomented by God’s enemy. How unfortunate it would be if Lucifer’s servants had a clearer notion of their master’s birth(the Antichrist) and of his appearance in the world than Christians did of Jesus’s return for His Bride. However, beyond the conclusions presented in this book, the author has sought to demonstrate that, if confusion is widespread among the people of God on these issues, it results from a lack of revelation and knowledge, which has led them to fall victim to false doctrines. Claude Ignerski considers this attitude as inacceptable and yearns to allow the prophetic Spirit to flow freely. While leaning on God’s grace, Claude has sought to demonstrate, that every page of the Bible contains all the information we need to point to this date, and way beyond our expectations.

            What dates are we referring to? If there is indeed a date in Scripture which no one can know, it is certainly not the day of the Rapture called “the Day of Christ.” The author has indeed received ten revelations in support of a date, of which seven are unquestionable. However, the exact time of Jesus’ return on earth with the heavenly hosts and the saints remains unknown.

            The key to the mystery can be partly discovered in the basic difference between “the Day of Christ” - the Rapture of the Church -, and “the Day of the Lord,” which occurs after the Rapture.

            But before drawing hasty conclusions, let us not neglect the Apostle Paul’s inspired words of instruction when he said, to “prove all things” and “test the spirits to determine whether they are of God...”

 

AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION

 

            Dear friends and dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it has pleased the Lord that I write this book, although I always hoped another more able than me would undertake this task. I have not been taken to heaven, nor had ecstasies, nor even received visions or dreams, but by the grace of God, revelations have been given to me to understand Bible prophecy. Only the Holy Spirit can explain the meaning of hidden things. Is He not after all the Divine Author? Is God not the only One who dispenses it as He pleases and to whom He desires to make it known? So then, it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. (Rom. 9:16)

My prayer is that God allows you to hear His message through these writings, and by any other means He deems necessary by His Spirit, to reveal that which must be known only in the very last days, as it is written:

O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. (Dan. 12: 8-9)

When I think of all the effort the enemy invested to try to stop me from writing this book, I cannot help but feel apprehensive and wonder whether Satan will try to discourage some from reading this book and have them simply leave it on a shelf... So let me invite my readers to ask God to guard your efforts against the enemy’s obtrusive tactics as you read through this study. Satan’s spitefully hates this work (I have experienced tremendous obstacles), and he will do everything to prevent you from being convinced of these truths and blessings of God. Entrust yourself and each reading into His hands and ask Him to cover you continuously with the helmet of salvation so that you may be confident about your rapture. Offer yourself to the Lord so that He may make you worthy of this great day.

            I thought that the best way to start would be to share with you the supernatural encounters that several Christians have had throughout the world, which tie in perfectly with the subject at hand. The Lord has made these insights available to me for He has commissioned me to speak of the imminent return of the Bridegroom and in the light of compelling circumstances to join, my voice to the psalmist’s who said: 

Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance. (Ps. 89:15)

In 2012, a number of angelic manifestations were reported by Christians across the world. Here is a testimony that I received from a brother:

“On the subject of trumpets, I also heard similar testimonies from people in Switzerland and near Grenoble France. A man driving his car on the highway was persuaded to stop to pick up a hitchhiker. He sat next to the driver (one of his passengers was a pastor) and after a moment said, ‘Do you know that the return of Jesus is near? That the trumpets are about to sound? That the          angels’ lips are even on their trumpets?’ Then the hitchhiker disappeared, seatbelt fastened. The driver stopped at the next exit, and there met police officers who saw him trembling; they asked him if he was okay. He reluctantly admitted what had happened convinced they would say he was crazy. He then heard them say he was the fifth person to tell them the same story...”

            Following these unusual incidents that are not mystical since angels are servants of God who minister on behalf of the elect, many have heard these same trumpet sounds in different parts of the world. Here is the testimony of a sister in Christ:

            “I just wanted to share with you an experience I had just a few days ago, that I found very intriguing. I was working on a difficult case on my computer and my husband was sitting on the couch in the living room, when I clearly heard a shofar sound three times repeatedly. I was riveted by these tones, which I instantly recognized. I felt deep concern and peace at the same time because I thought this might be the Rapture. Then I looked around the room and asked my husband if he could hear what I was hearing. At first, he said he heard nothing. I then told him that ‘The sounds were the tones of a shofar,’ and he answered, ‘What is that?’ I briefly explained what it meant and the sounds continued. The third time they rang, he, too, heard them. I glanced through the window onto the street looking for passers-by who might be raptured, but there was nobody around at that time. I was frightened that the shofar had sounded, and that the Rapture had taken place and that I had been left behind. My husband is not a believer and I could not explain to him the extent of what I had just experienced. I was stunned and yet tried to understand why it had been given to me to hear the shofar. I think I had a foretaste of Jesus’ return, and that He is closer than ever. I was able to hear the warning of His imminent return.”

            Since people have been hearing these sounds throughout the earth, many have made the connection with the Rapture, while others thought of the trumpets of Revelation. But perhaps these signals could have another meaning, which I feel the Lord has revealed to me.

            The message being heralded by the trumpets from heaven is disclosed in the Old Testament and can be likened to that of the two silver trumpets in Numbers 10:1-7. The dull sound is to summon the saints, especially those who have a pastoral ministry in view of edifying the Saints of God. For a clearer spiritual understanding of this, I invite you to read the excerpt below from Part IV of my Volume 2 on the trumpets of God (based on 1 Thess. 4:16 and 1 Cor.15:50-52).

            Incidentally, do you know why the trumpet of God of 1 Thess. 4:16 is called the last trumpet in 1 Corinthians 15:52?

            Well there are in fact two trumpets, since a last trumpet infers that there is a first trumpet to begin with. We see this in the book of Numbers (Num. 10:1-7):

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying: Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps. In addition, when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. Moreover, if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee. When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward; when ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys. But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.

            You have probably noticed that, in this portion of Scripture - as in all of the Scriptures - our perfect God has left nothing to chance.To begin with, we notice that there are indeed two trumpets, each having their own specialfunction:

  • Gathering of the assembly
  • Call to break camps

            But it does not stop there. Let us take a deeper look deeper at the nature of the trumpets and how they are sounded.        

First, notice that the trumpets are made of silver that has been hammered. The type of metal used here is important because, according to Exodus 30:11-16 and 38:25-28, every Jew from 20 years of age and up, rich or poor, had to give half a shekel of silver as ransom for his soul. This payment had a dual purpose: first, it served to protected them from the plague, which was God's judgment. Secondly, it was used to build the tabernacle, which was supported by silver sockets (Ex. 26:19). Silver is symbolic of the price the Lord Jesus paid for our redemption as sinners (1 Pet.1:18-19). Those who hear the silver trumpet - or “trumpet of God” - are the blood-redeemed believers in Christ (who trust in His supreme sacrifice).

Now that we have seen that the ttrumpets are made of silver, let us see how they will sound, or the sound they will produced as this is what will determine the event to follow.

1 Gathering of the assembly: in Numbers10:4, only one trumpet will sound to assemble the princes of the Kingdom (the elect and believers in Christ). As this will be a dull sound, one could imagine it is the signal or voice of the archangel, which seeks to inform the people of God of the Bridegroom’s arrival (like the cry that rang out in the Parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25:6 'Behold the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'!)

2 Call to break camps: in Numbers 10:6: The blast will be the signal for setting out. This illustration beautifully depicts thepeople preparing to set forward, such as the Saints awaiting the Rapture. The image is quite vivid: it speaks of the radiance of our God and of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:11; 2 Thess. 2:8), one that echoes the sound of the trumpet of God (1 Thess. 4:16).

These two trumpets will blow different alarms corresponding to two distinct consecutive events:

  • In Numbers 10:5, when the first silver trumpet sounds the signal to move on, the first set of tribes must break and move forward; this speaks of the dead in Christ that shall rise (1 Thess. 4:16).
  • In verse 6, when the second and final silver trumpet (of God) sounds the signal, it is calling the second set of tribes to break camp and move forward.This plainly speaks of those who are alive in Christ and who will be transformed and raptured (1 Thess. 4:17).

On this note, I would like to make a small but necessary clarification: there is absolutely no connection between the trumpet of God in 1 Corinthians15:50-52 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and the 7 trumpets of Revelation thatare blown by angels. The trumpet of God is that of Revelation 4:1, which clearly states that it is the Lord’s own voice that will resound. This is why it has been made of silver and will produce a brilliant sound (Nb 10:1-7).

To summarize, the passage in the book of Numbers confirms something important: two consecutive events will take place, but they will not be simultaneous. We now have a better understanding of the last trumpet (1 Cor. 15:5), and how the event will unfold, which is absolutely astounding. Thus, our mortal bodies will be redeemed and we will be united with the Heavenly Prince of salvation.

            Let us revert back to the angelic manifestation when the sounds of the two trumpets are heard in the heavenlies, which could be correlated with the explanation previously givenfor the silver trumpets. The trumpet blasts predicted by heavenly messengers andheard by a number of Christians across the earth are the trumpets of God whose dull sound has been given to convene “leaders” in charge of local churches. Pastors, ministers, and teachers of the Word must first take heed to the Holy Spirit’s directives – and conviction - brought forth by God’s messenger ... to echo the voice that cries out 'Behold the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' (Matt. 25:6) This is what will move the people of God represented by the Ten Virgins break out from spiritual lethargy and even from deep sleep (Matt. 25:7).

When these trumpets actually ring vibrantly, the camps shall go forward. The first of the two trumpets shall sound for the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the second, for the Rapture of the living. I will provide more details on this later on in the study.



FOREWORD

 

            The Holy Scriptures instruct us to watch for the signs of the times (Jer. 8:7). Jesus Himself pointed out that it would be a serious mistake to neglect these (Matt. 16:3), for God is the One who purposed to place these events on the timeline of final days. The first phase was clearly mapped out in Claude Ignerski’s Volume 1 God’s Ultimate Call to the last generation. In this book, Claude provides a biblical perspective to the dramatic social changes our world is experiencing today and correlates these with the birth pangs of creation, which is involuntarily subjected to the effects of human pride. Based on intensive research and examining of prophetic signs, he is not only convinced that ours is the world’s last generation, but also, that time is running out before the Rapture and appearance of the Antichrist.

            Working on Volume 1 led the author to realize the urgency of warning his family and the people of God about these matters. Compelled by the Holy Spirit, he was able to record methodically the valuable revelations he received in his Volume 2: End Time Revelations. The Rapture of the Church and Second Coming of Jesus Christ. In this study, he discloses in detail the inspired timeline which the Lord imparted to him. Through detailed chronology, he aims to raise the awareness of those who are receptive to the idea of the imminence of “the Day of Christ” (for the elect), and of “the Day of the Lord” for the rest of the world. As a result of these findings, and beyond all expectations, the author has been able to pinpoint the timing of important events on a synchronized timeline, events that will soon take place on earth. Such revelation has naturally prompted all sorts of reactions from his readers. The “wise virgins” among his readership, have fully embraced the revelation and are actively preparing for the imminent return of the Bridegroom. Conversely, there have been more mixed reactions among unbelievers and even among Christians who seem to prefer their own conclusions rather than to take the time to meditate on such studies. Regretfully, their attitude tends to resemble that of the “foolish virgins.”

            Subsequently, under the Lord’s insistance and guidance, the author saw the necessity of writing this third book. The aim is for people to hear the voice that cries, Behold the Bridegroom, go out to meet him! (Matt. 25:6), such that by the grace of God, all of the sleeping virgins may be awakened. The last book is a follow-up to the first two studies as revelations progressively unfold. It has been designed to dismantle the enemy’s network which has infiltrated Christian communities, depriving the children of God from the blessings of heaven. The author’s mandate from the Lord is to help repair “the breaches in the Church’s walls” by working, through His grace, to restore certain truths held in check until now by the false doctrines that have crept in among Christians. In closing, a large portion of the book is dedicated to the expression of the Spirit of prophecy, according to revelations received by the author, namely with respect to the Date of the Rapture. Conclusive evidence, based on Scripture, will thus be disclosed to all of us who are engaged in the final act of history.

 

[1] Volume one is not yet available in English, at the time this book was printed, editors’ note.

 

PART I

 

PART I

 

The doctrine of the Rapture of the Church

 

INTRODUCTION TO PART 1: Has the doctrine of the Rapture long been influenced by the doctrine of imminence?

Many Christians around the world are waiting for a spectacular event of global proportions to occur, which will shake the whole of humanity: “the Day of Christ,” more commonly known as the Rapture of the true universal Church of Christ. This study is meant for all Christians, particularly those who long to prepare as  “wise virgins” for Jesus’ coming; I trust they will recognize the imprint of our Master in these pages.

 

Outline of Part 1:

 

  • The return of Jesus, one or two distinct events?
  • The doctrine of the Rapture of the Church is not a myth
  • Biblical verses subject to controversy regarding the date of the Return of Jesus
  • Examples in the Bible relating to the prediction of the Day of Christ as being the plan of God for His children

 

This outline is meant to serve as a guideline on the journey on which the Lord has led and ultimately brought me to His detailed and Spirit-infused timeline for these final days. It addresses the Return of Jesus Christ and includes the events that will lead to His Return, namely the Rapture of the Church.

 

  • The return of Jesus Christ: one or two distinct events?

 

Given the significance of this matter, let me explain certain points that are addressed in Volume 2.

The majority of Christians today know about as much of the return of Jesus Christ as the Jewish people did of their Messiah over 2,000 years ago when they expected His first appearance. The Jews’ blindness prevented them from imagining the Messiah’s dual visitation on earth, in spite of the messages they received from the prophets. How can this be? Think about it: they were entirely focused on seeing the Lord fulfill His covenant promise to David, which stated that Messiah King would come to establish His Kingdom on earth. They failed to understand that Isaiah’s prophecy, foretelling the King’s return in glory would come after His first appearance as a humiliated servant who would suffer onto death to fulfill God’s plan of salvation. The people of Israel were unprepared and knew nothing of His First Coming and this tragically led them to reject their Messiah. By the grace of God, we know that these things took place and were written to serve as examples for us, for our instruction in these final days. As Christians, we must take assessment of our position and the time that remains for us to finish our race in this life; to succeed, our focus must be on the imminent dual appearance of our Lord Jesus. Thus, it becomes vitally important that we distinguish between the Rapture of the Church (reserved for believers in Christ only) and the glorious return of Christ on earth (which the good and the bad remaining on earth will witness). However, we must sadly recognize that these two extraordinary events, which are at the heart of the believer’s blessed Hope, remain a great mystery for many in the Church. My purpose is to explore in detail the difference between these two separate events, based on the revelations the Lord has graciously given me. We will begin with the Rapture of the Church, which should be every Christian’s focus, and thus, avoid being negligent as most of Israel when she rejected her Messiah at His First Coming. Thank you, Lord for your love and for the help of your Holy Spirit as we undertake this study. May Your Spirit indeed guide and anoint us as we seek to know our Lord and Savior in a deeper way.

To start, I suggest we examine the Second Coming of Jesus the Prince of Life in two phases, which do not unfold simultaneously, but in sequence, and are separated by the last week of Daniel. Given the significance and length of Daniel’s prophecy, it will be addressed in greater detail at a more opportune moment. In essence, this prophecy includes 70 weeks of prophetic years, in three stages, which encompasses a week called ‘the last week of Daniel’ that culminates in the final days. At the beginning of this week, the Antichrist will appear for a 7-year period, after which the King of kings will immediately return to earth to establish His Kingdom for 1,000 years (the Millennium).

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ in two phases, seen from different perspectives:

 

1 - For the Church:

When Jesus Christ comes for His people it will be quite different from His other appearances, for His coming is the very essence of our hope as believers in Christ. God has poured out this hope in our hearts through the excellent grace of His Son. The substance of this grace will become visible to the Church at the moment of Rapture before the Tribulation (refer to the 20 arguments presented in Volume 2, Chap. IV, most of which are based on Scripture), and this will serve as the underlying basis of our study. This hope is ours as Christians living under the dispensation of the Church (Titus 2:13); indeed, the Body of Christ has been given grace to wait for the Beloved’s return in blessed expectation. Christ’s appearance will be physical and secretive (Acts 1:9-11); we will be caught up together in the clouds to meet with Him in the air (1 Thess. 4:15-17 and 1 Cor. 15:50-52). Only believers in Christ - the dead and the living –will be taken, a scene that will be hidden from the eyes of the world (1 John 3:2-3). The event will be unprecedented and sudden. The dead in Christ shall rise first and the living in Christ will be transformed by the Word of Christ, which has the power to subdue all things. Our removal from earth will occur by the power of the Spirit of Jesus, and not by the angels as it is set to happen at the judgment of the Gentiles, when Christ returns to earth for the sorting of the sheep and the goats (Matt. 25:31-46). Indeed, just as Enoch and Elijah were taken from earth during their lifetime, we too will be taken in the air to meet the Lord. We can also take the example of Philip who, after sharing the Gospel with the Ethiopian eunuch was caught away by the Spirit of the Lord …, such that that the eunuch saw him no more (Acts 8:39). To see how the Rapture will unfold, refer to Volume 2, Chapter 4, End Time Revelations. The Rapture of the Church and Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

 

 

2 - For Israel after the 7-year Tribulation:

The Lord’s glorious return on earth will occur after the Great Tribulation of the last week of Daniel and it will mark the fulfillment of various prophecies such as the gathering of the nation of Israel, her conversion, and restoration to her land and to her city Jerusalem. According to the Davidic Covenant, Jerusalem will be the capital of the world; the Covenant also contains the following promises (2 Sam. 7:16; Acts 15:14-18; Zech. 14:1-9…):

  • A descendant for the house of David;
  • A throne representing royal authority;
  • A government established on earth;
  • The complete certainty of God’s promises made to stand “forever”.

 

3 - For the Nations a few days after the 7-year Tribulation: Christ will also return in the air (2 Thess. 1:7) but, contrary to the Rapture, every eye will see Him in the sky from the east to the west (Matt. 24:27-28; Rev. 1:7). He will be accompanied by heavenly hosts (Matt. 24:29-30; 2 Thess. 1:7) and by the Church saints who where raptured 7 years prior (Zech. 14:end of v.5; Rev. 19:14). Initially, He will fight against the armies of the beast in the valley of Armageddon (2 Peter 1:8; 2 Thess. 1:8; 2:8; Rev. 19:15), then His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives causing a change in the landscape of the city and area (Zech. 14:4-9). The return of Christ will lead to the destruction of the world’s political system (Dan. 2:34-35; Rev.19:11). In His capacity as Son of Man, He will first judge all remaining survivors among the Gentiles (Matt. 25:31-36). After this, entire populations will bow down in submission to Him and take part in the universal blessing of the Kingdom that He will establish. Jerusalem will be the capital of this Kingdom (Is. 2:2-4; 11:10; 60:3; Zech. 8:3, 20-23; 14:16-21).

 

  • The doctrine of the Rapture is not a myth

 

The Rapture doctrine was first mentioned in the revelations that Paul received from the Lord. He repeatedly described it as a physical and secret phenomenon, dismissing any allegorical interpretation (1 Thess. 4:15-17; 1 Cor. 15:51-52). The word “Rapture” is not found in the original text of the Bible. The noun comes from the translated verb “to remove” in 1 Thessalonians 4:17. The Greek verb is “harpazo” which means “to seize, take forcefully, tear away, pull-up.” Thus, the Rapture can be defined as Christ coming down from heaven to suddenly remove Christians (those who have died in Christ and those who are alive and ready at that moment) and draw them to meet Him in heaven. The terms translated by “in a moment” (1 Cor. 15:52) come from the Greek “Atomos” which gave the word atom in French. This implies that our body will be transformed within a fraction of a second, not to say, instantly. For indepth teaching on the Rapture doctrine, including all of the various phases of the process, I encourage you to purchase End time Revelations: Volume 2. The Rapture of the Church and Second Coming of Jesus Christ at www.revelationsbibleprophecy.org

My initial intention was to introduce this subject by presenting a historical outline and showing how it has unfolded in its various features. But after thinking about this, I felt convinced that all I needed to do was to present the crux of the revelations I had received from the Holy Spirit. Above all, the Rapture should bring to mind the hope that is ours as the last Christian generation; it would be inappropriate to lend it another meaning, or worse, to weigh it down with complicated theological jargon.

Moreover, for the sake of coherence, this book does not address those who have no consideration for such a doctrine. I will direct my efforts towards Christians who need to position themselves with reference to this outstanding event. For those who are convinced about the merits of this doctrine, it remains nonetheless difficult to say when the Rapture will take place, or even to place it somewhere in the end time chronology. But before we make this attempt, we first need to shed light on a delicate matter, which the Church needs to consider to prepare for the Rapture. It has to do with how the believer in Christ perceives and positions himself with regards to the Tribulation: he can either support the pre-tribulation view, also referred to as the Rapture before the Tribulation (or Daniel’s 70th week of years), the mid-tribulation view (halfway into the 7 years of Tribulation), or the post-tribulation view (at the end of the 7 years, just before Armageddon).

 

  • Evidence substantiating the pre-tribulation view

 

Our position in relation to the Rapture of the Church is essential and must be firmly established; as it affects the way we prepare for the coming of the Bridegroom. Think about it: how can we truly focus on the Wedding preparations if our mind and heart are concerned about getting through the Tribulation? Really, how could a Christian prepare himself for Christ’s imminent return if all of his energy and resources are centered on overcoming trials that the world has never seen before? Some Christians, especially mid-tribulationists, maintain that God’s people must go through the Tribulation to be sanctified, as a result of the spiritual state of the Church. In response to this, I would ask them to show me where this is written in the Word of God since the Bible says that the wrath of God is revealed against the unrighteous (Rom 1:18), the rebellious (Eph 2:2), those who turn away from the faith (Rev.), lukewarm and cold Christians such as the Church of Laodicea, and natural Israel. The wrath of God is not meant for the Church under the Dispensation of Grace that is pure and without blemish.

In the plural, “tribulations” (Acts 14:22) does not bear the same meaning as “the Tribulation” in the singular that refers to the end time period and the fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy of the last week. In the Acts of Apostles Paul says, through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. He was addressing Christians of his generation and all those to come. Does the following passage not address Christians: if you are exempt from correction in which all share, then you are illegitimate offspring and not true sons? (Heb 12:8). He then went on to say, For [they] disciplined us for only a short period of time and chastised us as seemed proper and good to them; but He disciplines us for our certain good, that we may become sharers in His own holiness. (Heb 12:10). Every person, being weak in the flesh, must face the harsh reality of this life and endure suffering. God, however, can transform trials for the good of those who trust in Him.

 

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 receiving the end of your faith - the salvation of your souls. (1 Pet 1:6-9)

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. (1 Pet 4:12-13)

These verses, like so many others, attest that true Christians do not have to undergo Daniel’s 70th week to be sanctified. Ever-increasing deception, the battle against the powers of darkness, earthly temptations, carrying our cross, mocking and persecution from unbelievers, etc., are all life situations, which believers often come up against, even though we are more than conquerors in all these things through Him who loved us. Nonetheless, those who do not meet the criteria of the future Bride of Christ, worthy to be raptured on that day, will have to go through the Great Tribulation that will unexpectedly come upon the world, but this applies only to Christians such as those of Laodicea. One of the principles in the Bible teaches that God’s judgment begins with His people, before it falls without notice on the rest of the world.

Now that we have looked at common sense arguments, consider the following argument that substantiates the pre-tribulation view, in the hopes of swaying "mid-tribulationists" (those who believe the Rapture will occur at the middle of the Tribulation period) and "post-tribulationists" (those who believe It will occur before Armageddon) of their erroneous and dangerous view. If you meditate on the book of Revelation, you will see that the elect believers of the 7-year Tribulation are those who “had been slain” (read these verses: Rev. 6:9-11; 7:9-14; 15:1-4 = Rev. 20:4-6). These martyrs are waiting to be raised at the first resurrection, set to take place after Christ returns, just before the beginning of the Millennium. (Rev. 20:5-6)

...and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6: blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection. (Rev. 20:5-6)

This passage follows the one where the Antichrist (the beast) and the False Prophet are cast directly into the fiery pit, while the devil is imprisoned and shackled for a thousand years.

This is basically demonstrating that Christians presently living under the dispensation of the Church cannot be part of the Tribulation, since the Rapture cannot take place after the Tribulation at the first resurrection of the saints referred to in Revelation 20:5-6. (It would make no sense since Jesus would have already returned to earth). Two things are clearly shown: for one, Christians living under grace cannot have any part in the Tribulation, and secondly, the first resurrection (referred to as the “resurrection of the righteous”) will occur in two phases:

  • Phase One will begin at the time of the Rapture on “the Day of Christ”and will only involve the dead in Christ who were part of the Church Body (1 Cor. 15:50-52; 1 Thess. 4:15-17). This phase has to take place before the Tribulation, given that the Tribulation saints (Rev. 6:9-11; 7:9-14; 15:1-4) can only resurrect at the beginning of the Millennium, as stated in Revelation 20:4.
  • Phase Two involving the Tribulation martyrs will take place at the first resurrection and (according to Revelation 20:4) 30 days after the end of Tribulation, at the very beginning of the Millennium once the events of the 7th trumpet are over. This phase will also include the righteous of the Old Testament (who existed before Christ) who will only ressurrect after a very difficult period, that is after the 70th week of Daniel (Is. 26:16-21; Dan. 12:1-3), either at the end of the 6th trumpet when the 7th trumpet is announced (Rev. 11:18), or simultaneously with the Tribulation martyrs.
  • The Second Resurrection will take place following the Gog and Magog War when Satan rebels for the last time, once he has been released from his 1,000-year prison sentence (Rev. 20:7). It will include those whose names are written in the Book of Life, who will inherit a new earth for having faithfully done what is good during their lifetime (John 5:28-29) during the period of the Millennium. This resurrection will also include the names that are written in other books and who have come from the torments of hell (Rev. 20:13-15), also referred to as the resurrection of the unjust (Acts 24:15) or final judgment (the very last). It will deal with every wicked unbeliever who has rejected God since the world began. The sentence will be based on what these people have done, which necessarily implies a degree of eternal damnation. But eternal damnation does not mean destruction as we can see by comparing Revelation. 19:20 and 20:10, where a 1,000 years in the lake of fire will not destroy the beast and False Prophet who will endure never-ending torments. The second resurrection will take place 1,000 years after the first resurrection (Rev. 20:5), that is after the Millennium and before “the Day of God” when the new earth and the new heavens appear.

 

  • Reverting to the evidence presented above, which should alone be sufficient to uphold the pre-tribulation position, I nonetheless invite those who need to be more fully reassured to read Volume 2 (pp. 83-106) that provides 19 other Bible-based arguments that confirm this key element of our faith.

 

  • Understanding biblical and prophetic terms relating to the end times, such as the end times or final days, the Day of Christ, the Day of the Lord, the 70th week of Daniel, the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation, the hour of trial, the Day of Wrath, the times of the Gentiles are truly necessary to understand the prophetic realm (see Volume 2, pp. 65-79).

 

IV)       The doctrine of imminence - the main cause of the Bride’s lethargic state and lack of adequate preparation

 

Since the 19th century, there has been a renewed interest in the doctrine of the Rapture, but it has unfortunately given rise to significant distortions relating to the Scriptures, which still prevail today. The pre-tribulation doctrine has often been associated with the doctrine of imminence since many past generations have placed their hope on seeing the Lord’s imminent return during their lifetime.

It is important that we first carefully consider the foundations of the doctrine of imminence, which implies that the Rapture could occur at any moment, without notice or warning, to keep believers watchful at all times. Simply put, unlike the Return of Jesus on earth, this doctrine holds that no prophesied event will occur before the Rapture. We will see that this concept of imminence has no biblical basis whatsoever, not to mention that it is in total contradiction with biblical prophecies.

 

  1. 1) First contradiction generated by the doctrine of imminence relating to the fulfillment of prophecy

Let us start by underlining how vitally important it is to God that His Word be fulfilled:

I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. (Matt. 5:18)

We cannot reconcile the doctrine of imminence - that says the Rapture could occur at any time - with the idea that Scripture must first be fully accomplished! Now, since Bible prophecies have not yet been fulfilled to the letter, the Lord's return cannot take place until then.

Jesus gave absolute priority to fulfilling prophecies pertaining to Himself (Matt. 5:17; 8:17; 12:17; 13:14, 35; 21:4 ...), a fact which is declared explicitly in the following two verses:

But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way? (Matt. 26:54)

But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled. (Matt. 26:56)

When the Lord Jesus cried out on the cross “It is finished”, among other things He was referring to prophecies uttered by the Old Testament prophets with respect to His First Coming and to His mission on earth (Luke 24:44). However, He still needs to accomplish certain end time prophecies, namely those regarding the different phases of “the Day of the Lord” and His return.

The promises made to Israel are not meant for the Church, since Israel’s hope lies in the restoration of the 1,000-year rule on earth, and the new earth that God will create. On the other hand, the surpassing hope of the Church lies in the special grace She has received from Christ in this dispensation, which consists of having recognized Jesus as the Prince of Life in His First Coming, and inheriting the heavenly Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2-4). Jerusalem being the very house of God Himself simply highlights the unique privilege of the Church, one She will savor throughout eternity.

 

  • The different prophecies opposing imminence

 

Before taking a closer look at end time prophecies, especially those of interest to believers of the present dispensation, I would like to span the past centuries to see whether the doctrine of imminence is worthy of interest. Take for instance the Apostle Peter who was certain that Jesus’ return would not occur in his lifetime since the Lord Himself had predicted His death in front of all the disciples (Jn 21:18-19). The same is true of Paul when he foretold his death two years before it happened in the second letter to Timothy (2 Tim. 4.6-7). Peter was martyred a year after Paul in the year 67. How then could the apostles wait for Jesus to return in their lifetime, knowing they were about to die? This makes no sense and shows the doctrine of imminence cannot stand in the light of these historical accounts given prior to their fulfillment. Here is broader illustration that took place just before the Lord's ascension when the disciples were instructed to take the Gospel to the world in a certain manner:

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

We cannot deny that the the Master gave clear instructions before He left when He asked the disciples to spread the Good News throughout the world. Simply put, the first generation of disciples could not expect Him to return in their lifetime, not until the Lord's will had been fully accomplished. Indeed, how could they claim the Master would come back imminently when He had just ascended to heaven and the Gospel had just been started to reach the world? It only seems obvious that the hope of early Christians did not lie in the Rapture, but in the resurrection of the righteous on “the Day of Christ.” Hence, we can establish that the hope of believers in Christ differs from one generation to the next under the Dispensation of the Church:

 

1) The hope of Christians from past generations was grounded in the resurrection of the righteous. (Acts 23:6; 24:15; Phil. 3:11 …)

 

2) The hope of Christians in the last generation is grounded in the Rapture of the Church. (1 Cor. 15: 50-52; 1 Thess. 4:15-18; 2 Thess. 2:2-3)

One thing is certain, the doctrine of imminence, as it was perceived in the 19th century by its founders the Darbyists, would never have led today’s Christians astray had it considered the fulfillment of end time prophecies as an absolute prerequisite, namely those relating to the Church and to Israel.

 

Indeed, many prophecies in the Old and New Testament must come to pass prior to “the Day of Christ” and, in this sense, these predictions oppose the doctrine of imminence.

 

  • Prophecy 1: The destruction of the city of Jerusalem and its (Second) Temple.

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple.

In addition, Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down.

Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” (Matt. 24:1-2) History tells us that this occurred in the year 70 when the Second Temple was destroyed by Titus’ Roman army.

 

  • Prophecy 2: The rebirth of Israel as a nation.

After Israel was wiped off the world map, it was predicted she would rise as a nation from her ruins.

Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? (Is 66:8); For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it." (Jer 30:3); For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. (Ez 36:24)

And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds. (Jer 23:3)

 

 

 

 

  • Prophecy 3: The final generation 

 

This prophecy given by Jesus as a parable enables the last generation to recognize its position in the chronology:

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. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matt. 24:32-35)

Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. (Matt. 10:23)

The fig tree is a living symbol of Israel’s national history (Hos 9:10, Jer 24:1-2, 5-10, Joel 1:7). The nation of Israel is the prophetic fig tree. In the above verses of Matthew 24, it appears clearly that the final generation will begin at the rebirth of Israel as a nation.This event did indeed take place in 1948, after Israel had been officially absent from the international scene since the year 70. Scripture then goes on to say that this generation will not pass away until all of Jesus’ predictions in Matthew 24 have been fulfilled. The second excerpt of Matthew 10 states that this generation will end when the Gospel of the Kingdom is preached in Jerusalem, implying that Israel will once again become a nation, as she has been since she became independent in 1948.

 

  1. 2) The basic difference between “the Day of Christ” and “the Day of the Lord” disqualifies the doctrine of imminence.

 

I would like to emphasize that the expressions below are a key to understanding the mysteries of Bible prophecies relating to the end times, including the rest of this book.

 

Meaning of biblical expressions “the Day of Christ” and “the Day of the Lord”

 

  • The Day of Christ:

 

In 1 Corinthians 1:7-8, the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ is described as being “the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ”:

Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 1:7-8).

The hope of every Christian lies in that Day when the dead in Christ will rise first (1 Thess. 4:15-17), followed by those considered worthy among the last generation of believers in Christ (Luke 21:36, Darby and NKJV), to stand before the Son of Man when He comes to take his future Bride. This unprecedented event is called the Rapture of the Church.

The Day in which our body will be redeemed (Rom 8:23) is mentioned 7 times in the New Testament, using different terms such as “the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 1:8), “the Day of the Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 5:5 and 2 Cor. 1:14); “the Day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6), and “the Day of Christ” (Phil. 1:10; 2:16 and 2 Thess. 2:2, NKJV and WEB). Note that this Day has nothing in common with “the Day of the Lord.”

 

  • The Day of the Lord

 

“The Day of the Lord” must absolutely not to be confused with “the Day of Christ” as these terms are needed to understand the prophetic books of the Bible. Whenever the term “Day of the Lord” is used as such in the New Testament, it has the same meaning or is synonymous with the term “Day of the Lord” in the Old Testament (Is. 2:12; Joel 1:15; Zeph.1:7; Matt. 4:5…)

Hence, “the Day of the Lord” in the Old Testament and “the Day of the Lord” in the New Testament have the same meaning. The expression appears several times in the Old Testament beginning with Psalm 2:9 and ending with Malachi 4:5, and in the New Testament. In both parts of the Bible, this term refers to the time frame during which God openly intervenes in the affairs of men, whether in blessing or judging the nations, the kings and leaders who run this world (Ps. 2), the apostate church called “the prostitute” (Rev. 17), including Israel, as a remnant for Himself (Rev. 12:13-18).

That day will begin immediately after the Rapture of the Church (1 Thess. 5:2-4, for comments and other supporting arguments, see Chapter II). Note that Christians (those who survive after the Rapture*) will start to be persecuted at the onset of the Man of Sin in the days following the Rapture (2 Thess. 2:3; 6-7.). Note that, at the beginning of “the Day of the Lord” after the Rapture, two distinct situations will arise at once: the entire world will be in chaos and the Man of Sin will appear in the global arena, claiming to be the right man for the challenge. That day will continue to unfold in its various phases, including the 70th week of Daniel described in Matt. 24:4-31; Mark 13:5-13; Luke 21:8-11, until distress reaches its culmination, first with Judah, then with Jerusalem and its walls, followed by the apostate church (the prostitute of Revelation), the nations and the Antichrist and his False Prophet (see Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel ...). Then the time of blessing will come with the King's return to the Holy Land for a 1,000-year period, also called the dispensation of the Kingdom, which will come to a close when God’s fire devours the army of Gog and Magog (Rev. 20:7-9). The Day of the Lord will end with the destruction of heaven and earth (2 Pet. 3:10).

*Post-Raptured Christians are those who will not be ready at the Rapture of the Church, when the door is shut and leaves them behind like the foolish virgins. This group will also include all the new converts, mainly those tested during the great 3.5 year trial, many of whom had heard and refused the testimony of Christians during the dispensation of grace before they were raptured by the Lord ...

“The Day of the Lord” extends over several phases in the end time chronology (developed in Part II) and will immediately follow “the Day of Christ” or the Rapture of the Church.

  1. 3) Further evidence contradicting the doctrine of imminence based on the signs announcing “the Day of Christ:”

Now that you have become more familiar with these expressions, we can discuss other arguments and signs that prove the doctrine of imminence is incompatible with “the Day of Christ.”

1) The first sign preceding “the Day of Christ” - Apostasy

It is important to take some time to reflect on this sign and the other signs, in order to reinstate fundamental truths in the Church.

 

Apostasy is the initial first factor that will usher in “the Day of Christ.”

 

The term apostasy comes from the Greek ‘apostasis’ meaning “to stay away from,” but its definition has been altered over the centuries by the Latin word ‘apostasia’, which means “to turn away from or to deny God” (see study on end time apostasy in Volume 2, Part 3, Chap. IV pp.34-54).

 

  1. Now we beseech you, brothers, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together to him
  2. That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand (imminent).
  3. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away (apostasy) first, and that Man of Sin be revealed, the son of perdition. (2 Thess. 2:1-3)

 

This passage is taken from the American King James Version after checking the original wording in Strong’s Concordance. Other versions such as the NIV, NASB, the ASV, etc. have mistakingly translated verse 2 to say “the Day of the Lord” rather than “the Day of Christ”. This verse should indeed read “the Day of Christos (Christ)” and not “the Day of the Kurios” (Lord), which fundamentally changes the meaning of the Scripture as “the Day of Christos” refers to the Rapture while “the Day of the Kurios” speaks of post-Rapture. Although this question has given rise to much debate among scholars who incidentally do not believe in the Church’s Rapture, their discussions nevertheless led me to spend a few extra days researching the original manuscripts. The additional data that I found substantiated my initial findings (refer to my study on the topic in part IV) and have proven to be particularly edifying.

Based on the above explanation, I hope you can see how the sign of apostasy (or turning away from the faith) is key in the period preceding the “Day of Christ”. As last generation Christians, may we realize the strong delusion used by the enemy of our souls, who is prepared to go to any length to drive as many Christians as he can away from the faith, which is what happened the Church in Laodicea who was blinded by her sin (Rev. 3:14-19). We can therefore say that in these end times, God's judgment has begun with the Church (1 Pet. 4:17-18), as predicted under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (1 Tim. 4:1-3; 2 Tim. 4:1-4; 2 Pet. 2:1-14; Jude 3-4…). This biblical principle is found throughout the Word

… Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary. So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple. (Ezek. 9:6)

Below is an excerpt from the 1550 “Bible de l’Epée” (Bible of the Sword) in archaic French. This version is certainly the most faithful translation (along with the Martin and Ostervald), based on “received text” (see Chapter IV on the study of ancient New Testament manuscripts).

The underlined phrase taken from 2 Thessalonians 2:2 translates into “… as if the Day of Christ is at hand.”

2) The second sign preceding the “Day of Christ” - the appearance of the Antichrist

 

Again, according to 2 Thessalonians 2,

  1. …as that the Day of Christ is at hand (imminent)
  2. Let no man deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away (apostasy) first, and that the Man of Sin be revealed, the son of perditionThe American King James Version and the Webster’s Bible Translation therefore render an accurate translation, matching that of Strong’s Concordance, which reads, “... as though the Day of Christ (Christos not Kurios) was imminent (inestemi = near or imminent),” contrary to erroneous translations found in the Darby Bible Translation and the NIV (and other modern versions, see study of ancient manuscripts):

 

 

... shaken in mind, nor troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, as by us, as that the day of the Lord is present. (Darby Bible Translation).

 

This fundamentally alters the meaning of the text given that, in the faulty translation above, the Man of Sin appears before the Day of the Lord (and therefore after the Day of Christ). In the correct version, however, the Man of Sin is said to come before the Rapture. It is plain to see that as Christians, we will witness the appearance of the Antichrist before the Rapture.

 

Moreover, the second sign that is predicted to occur before “the Day of Christ” is the Antichrist’s first appearance. In this instance, he will be identified as the Man of Sin and the Son of Perdition, whose coming is after the working of Satan (v.3 and v.9). In his second appearance (v.6 and v.8). However, he will stand out as a key player on the world stage, and then Man of Sin, the Lawless One shall be revealed (Darby Version).

 

  • A distinction must be made between the Man of Sin’s two manifestations (2 Thess. 2):

 

  1. 1 - His first appearance before “the Day of Christ”;

 

  1. 2… as if the Day of Christ is at hand.

v.3 that day shall not come except there come a falling away first and that Man of Sin be revealed, the son of perdition…

v.9 that wicked one, who shall come by the working of Satan with great power and signs and lying miracles,

v.10 and with all deception of iniquity working in those that perish because they did not receive the charity of the truth, to be saved.

 

The Antichrist will be manifested a few days before the Day of Christ (v.2 and v.3), by the working of Satan with great power and signs and lying miracles (v.9, 10) to draw the world's attention to him. Subsequently, we will discover his identity and when he is expected to take action.

I would not be surprised if, just before the Antichrist appears, we saw the False Prophet announce the arrival of the false messiah, imitating John the Baptist who prepared the way for Christ at His First Coming. Indeed, the Jewish people are still waiting for the prophecy of Malachi to be fulfilled (Mal. 4:5), which predicts that Elijah must appear before the Day of the Lord. They are unaware that Elijah has already come in the form of John the Baptist (Matt. 11:14 and Matt. 17:10-13); as a result, Israel will mistake the False Prophet for the true Elijah.

Beloved of God, be very careful, for the world’s deception will reach its climax with the advent of the Antichrist: Jesus predicted that he would deceive the whole world, even the elect if he could (Matt. 24:4-5, 24). Now compare v erse 24 with 1 Thessalonians 5:3.

For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders in such a manner that they shall deceive, if possible, the very elect. (Matt. 24:24)

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction will come upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thess. 5:3)

Since 2008, we have seen the global economic and political crisis deteriorate and it will only worsen before the advent of the False Christ. When He starts to perform miracles and wonders, the world will exult and applaud him with complete confidence...

The Man of Sin (False Christ) will come for a second time just a few days after “the Day of Christ,”, however this time, he will be a major player in the global effort to bring hope to a world plunged into utter chaos after the Rapture. Of this, we can be sure. His second appearance will be all the more highlighted due to the Church’s disappearance, knowing that the Holy Spirit is the One restraining the mystery of lawlessness and presently working through the Church. Once the Spirit of God no longer constitutes an obstacle, the Antichrist will appear as “the ideal man for the situation”, bringing great delusion to the world ... This period will coincide with the opening of the first seal of Revelation when the rider on the white horse (the False Christ) deceives those who did not love the Truth and war against the elect of the Tribulation.

 

  • The Man of Sin’s first and second appearance summarized:

The Antichrist will first be revealed to the world before “the Day of Christ” (Rapture) through his ploy of false wonders and miracles (2 Thess. 2:9). He will then be received on the world stage as the Great Liberator, immediately after the Day of Christ.

 

4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 

6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 

7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.


8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.(2 Thess. 2:4-8)

 

Recap of prophecies from the beginning of the Church until Her Rapture

                                        Acts 2 : 1 : Church at Pentacost ............................................................................................................. 33

                                        John 21:18-19 :  Peter´s death................................................................................................................. 67

                                         Matt. : 24:1-2 : Destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem.......................................................................70  

                                         Isaiah 66:8  : Rebirth of Israel..................................................................................................................1948

                                         2 Thess. 2:2 : Coming of the Antichrist, Apostasy, Setting the stage for the Third Temple premises..... Very

                                         1 Thess. 4:16  : Rapture of the Church.................................................................................................... soon

                                                                          

 

Bible prophecies to be accomplished before the Rapture,

thereby contradicting the doctrine of imminence.

 

 

PART II

PART II

 

THE DATE OF JESUS CHRIST’S RETURN TO EARTH

 

  • Can we actually know the exact date of Christ’s return?

 

  1. 1) The state of the Church and why She has fallen asleep

 

First of all, can one justify claims that so far have only revealed the errors of those who made them? If such is the case, we are apt to deduce that the Church does not want to come out of Her lethargy, or that She is unaware of Her condition. Didn’t Jesus warn us that in the end times the Church would be immersed in sleep, to be awakened just a few moments before the Bridegroom’s coming? This is the one and only alarm clock for the end time Church of which the Bible prophesied, the one that is mentioned in the parable of the ten virgins. But for now, the Church is exposed to the invasive apostasy we mentioned earlier. This is one of the signs to be fulfilled before the Day of Christ (at the end of Part I). In these final days, the Church must take inventory and realize the state She is in, that which was foretold by the Lord. If we indeed recognize the truth and authority of the Bible, we must also meditate on the causes that maintain the Body of Christ in such a state. The challenge is quite daunting, especially when you consider that the question of the date of Jesus’ return is largely responsible for this situation.

  1. 2) Why the Church continues to slumber:

 

1) The first cause for Her slumber makes the most sense (and it is fitting that I start with it); it is part of God's plan! For prophecies dealing with the end times had to remain sealed and hidden until the coming of the generation mentioned in Daniel 12. Why? Because God wanted it that way in order to achieve His goal throughout the generations, which is to submit His creature to trials and testing,  to see whether we would remain committed to Him. Clearly, once these precious treasures and mysteries of the end times are revealed, they will only be perceived by those who love the Truth, which simply means those who love the Son of God who is the embodiment of the Truth. To be convincedof this, just remember what Paul said about the strong delusion that would come on those who refuse or reject the Truth in 2 Thessalonians 2.

 

2) The second cause for the Church’s slumber are the false doctrines that have been introduced in Her midst. The breaches that have been driven into the wall of the Church by the enemy have caused considerable damage. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, I have spent two parts of this book denouncing them. The first part, as we have seen, relates to the “doctrine of imminence,” and the second part, to the date of His Return.

 

It is not without consequence to speak the things of God lightly, so I invite you to place yourself seriously before God to receive the discernment from Him, and He will lead you by His Spirit of truth in understanding what follows. Nonetheless, if you have not adhered to the first part, there is a good chance that you will take the same position for the rest.

The only thing that I have been convinced of by those who claim it is impossible to know the date of Christ’s Return is that the Work of God and our understanding of prophetic books on the end times have not moved forward. Between those who suggest it is imperative to do all that we can to establish that date (but whose predictions have been found to be contradictory), and those who are content with a ready-made answer based on biblical interpretations (to strengthen their theological position), the result is the same: the Christian community has been plunged into confusion and the Work of God has stagnated. No end time projection, I repeat, - no such projection - can be deemed acceptable if it does not help the work of God to progress. Unfortunately, the only thing that is visible in the universal Church is the lack of knowledge and revelation regarding what should be the focus of Her attention - the Return of Jesus Christ.

Then does this mean we have not yet reached the end times, or that we are not part of the last generation, or that Jesus is not about to return? Why haven’t ministers and preachers addressed these questions? Where is the prophetic Spirit among us? Where are the prophets of God? You cry out and ask God yet you do not receive; you have planted, but harvested little. Carefully consider your ways, says the Lord, because it is your thoughts that hinder My designs. What are your priorities today? Don’t we know that only the works of the Spirit are of value to the Lord who will judge each of our actions? Hence, before any of us starts setting forth theories, let us first make sure these truly come from the Lord, or else remain silent. For many claim to be spiritual teachers but fail to understand the implications of their teachings. While convinced they are serving God, they are actually only stirring confusion and trouble with their false teachings and leading God's people astray. Sadly, they are working on behalf of the enemy.

As a servant of God and steward of end time mysteries, the Lord has asked me to share the revelations I have received with you, in hopes that you will earnestly examine these for yourselves. As with every God-given ministry, I strive for His grace to follow His recommendations. Without wanting to offend anyone, I believe the Lord has called me to refute the naïve claims of people who are merely spreading hearsay without truly realizing the meaning of their words. Before you consider these revelations as senseless and dismiss them altogether, I kindly ask you to be careful not to judge indiscriminately one of God’s servants; for to carry out such a judgment would be like questioning the Lord’s authority. I say this in everyone’s interest, as the Word declares that we will be judged as we have judged others (Matt. 7:1-2). You can read Numbers 12 and discover how God rebuked Mary and Aaron, who had complained about their brother. Many Christians have a misconception of God and of His grace: they do not know the Lord in Truth. They profess that God is Love but think, speak or act without reserve and unknowingly attract condemnation upon themselves. They have no idea what it means to “fear God,” which is why they speak lightly about spiritual things, doctrines, prophecies, etc., and conduct themselves as though they were in politics or on stage. Their carnal attitude does not excuse their behavior. For they are not acting out of ignorance only, but out of an attitude that hinges on rebellion due to a lack of spiritual teaching, which leads them to disregard the divine authority the Lord has delegated to His servants. Remember that these servants will also have to report to the tribunal of Christ.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8: For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. (Gal. 6:7-8)

I am not a prophet, but I believe that what I have written in this book will come to pass in virtually all of its details. The Lord did not speak to me as He did the prophets of the Bible, but He has allowed me to understand events that the prophets had seen and announced for centuries. I have not consulted with flesh and blood during these long years of loneliness, but it is by revelation of the Holy Spirit that I have been endowed with the understanding of prophecy and of what I have written in these three books on the end times. What I have written is not presumptuous; I know from Whom I have received them, what I went through to receive them, and the time I have spent with God to receive confirmation. I say this not to justify myself but to answer those who judge me before taking time to look at what is written, as the Lord requires, to know if it comes from Him (1 Thess. 5:20-21).

That being said, I will answer the question frankly that has been raised about the date of His Return as affirmatively as possible: not only does the Bible contain this mystery within its treasures, but It also instructs every Christian to seek it. This I will attempt to demonstrate, using the evidence that the Lord has revealed to me in His grace.

Part 1 showed the main cause holding Christians back - the doctrine of imminence, which prevented the truth about the coming of our Lord from being heard. In fact, God had planned these things by allowing an angel to announce to the prophet: Go, Daniel, because these words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. If the prophecies remained a mystery for previous generations (or were only partially revealed to the most devout Christians), it is because they relate to the end times and the accomplishment of some of them were necessary to activate the “unsealing.” The secret remained intact because the prophecies of Israel were not yet accomplished (Israel had to become a nation after its destruction in year 70). When Israel became a nation in 1948 (by the declaration of independence of the state of Israel), the veil began to lift and understanding of the prophecies could begin. Since that time, the Church of Jesus Christ should have true knowledge about the events concerning end times prophecies, but unfortunately, the fact is that Her knowledge is limited. Why? Because the works of the enemy have spread confusion among Christians by introducing false beliefs. It is one of the functions of my ministry, by God’s sovereignty, to dismantle the works of the enemy so that the truth about the completion of the final prophecies can be restored. For this to occur, we need to understand the process that led believers into the enemy’s trap. We will review the arguments of Christians who impede the knowledge of the date set by God for “the Day of Christ” and, with the help of the Holy Spirit, probe and examine what the Word of God has to say about it.

Before that, I ask the Lord to cast down every preconception and every high thing that exalt themselves against the true knowledge of God, and to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Jesus Christ. For the time being, let us examine the objections encountered in Christian circles; these being the claims of those who assume that it is impossible for anyone to know the date of Christ’s Return.

 

II)        The arguments objecting to the prediction of the date of Jesus’ Return

 

Remember: Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophecies. Test all things; hold fast that which is good. (1 Thess. 5:20-21)

 

  1. 1 Christian opponents, who claim that it is not possible to know the date of the coming of Jesus, have developed this opinion based on a number of Bible verses that have also given rise to the false doctrine of imminence (we will see this in more detail in Part III).
  2. 2 A number of false prophets and heralds, including Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, etc., have all been victims of their own deception and turned in mockery their forecasts of the Return of Jesus on earth. They are at the heart of the mass hysteria that now contributes to the mistrus, and the entrenchment of true Christians...
  3. 3 There have been true and sincere Christians (among them known men of God), who believed they knew the date of the Return of Jesus in the past (these risky predictions have been enough to cause great disappointment among their followers and their ministry). Why did their convictions result in failure? The reason is often the same: some revelations which proceed from the Spirit of God will appear gradually, and follow a path which better acquaints us with the Person of the Son of God. In many cases, however, the process of progressive light being shed on spiritual truths is interrupted, resulting in us only witnessing a part of these truths. Lack of humility, patience, and perseverance in spiritual warfare in prayer are just a few of the causes. Ultimately, their conclusions have been based on an incomplete conviction. It is Christians such as these that Paul refers to in the example having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? (Gal.3:3).
  4. 4 Another reason is the fear of being wrong, for the disappointment of those who have failed is at least as great as the conviction that misled them in the first place. Some have obviously asked me: “Assuming that Jesus does not return on the date that you projected, what will you do?” Although I consider this to be highly improbable given the Lord’s many confirmations to me and the power of His Spirit working in the hearts of this generation of believers, I have to say that I would continue to wait for Him until He comes. In addition, I would like to borrow a statement from Blaise Pascal - a French Christian mathematician and philosopher - on the concept of probability: “Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is...”

 

1) For the believer, “if God exists, you gain all and beyond your wager since you gain an eternal happiness ...” If God does not exist, you lose your wager for having needlessly believed in God during your life on earth.

2) For the unbeliever, "if God exists, you lose (greatly) since you go to hell. If God does not exist, you gain your small wager, that is a miserable existence on earth, then nothing.”

With this considered, who do you think wins and who do you think loses?

Probability also applies to the date of “the Day of Christ.” Shouldn’t I consider what I will gain if He comes on that Day, rather than what I will lose if He does not? If I am right, the reward will infinitely surpass what I may lose if I do not believe!

It is for these reasons that many modern-day Christians have fallen victim to preconceived ideas and misconceptions purported by certain spiritual leaders who have confused caution and mistrust. Caution invites us to probe the Word of God and Its mysteries in an attitude of humility and prayer, relying on the Lord for wisdom and discernment to avoid being manipulated by the enemy. On the contrary, mistrust often leads Christians to be on the defensive and to use all sorts of arguments other than the Word of God; they ultimately end up rejecting everything outside their own way of thinking. It’s not because we are faced with mysteries or the unknown that we should mistrust others or cut ourselves off from them. If the Spirit of prophecy has not yet been revealed to the whole Church, it does not mean that we should draw hasty conclusions and take refuge behind false reasoning. This behaviour could cause a person to reject the Truth and block the prophetic Spirit in the Christian community. Example of caution in the Bible:

 

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. (Acts 17:11-12)

 

  • Example of mistrust in the Bible:

 

And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, and others said: We will hear thee again of this matter. So Paul departed from among them. (Acts 17:32-33)

 

 

III)      Biblical verses subject to controversy regarding the date of the Return of Jesus

 

Let us now examine more closely the Bible verses guaranteed by the opponents of dating “the Day of Christ,” who claim it is impossible to know the time of His coming.

  1. 1) First source of confusion: Matthew 24:36

 

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

  1. 1.1) First and most importantly, Jesus speaks of a specific date, expressed as this day. The key is knowing to what day we are referring! The context of this verse shows that this day is the “Day of the Lord” and not “the Day of Christ.” It is for this reason (as we shall see) that this day cannot be disclosed precisely because only the Father knows.

We must therefore take into account the fundamental difference between “the Day of the Lord” in the New Testament, its equivalent also being the “Day of the Lord” in the Old Testament, and “the Day of Christ.”

We have already seen the importance of these two terms in the first part (reread if necessary), but to understand the context of Matthew 24:36, we need to comprehend the stages of “the Day of the Lord.”

“The Day of the Lord”

The Day of the Lord will take place in several stages.

Here are the following stages of “the Day of the Lord” and the events marking this period.

1) Acts 1: the Rapture of the Church followed by the appearance of the Antichrist on the world scene. The New Testament gives us this additional information in the letters of Paul to the Thessalonians. It appears clearly in 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4 that the Day of the Lord will begin immediately after the completion of the Rapture ** (“the Day of Christ”). This will cause general chaos and distress over the entire surface of the earth, forever marking the face of the world. It will allow for the coming of the Man of Sin (or Antichrist) on the world scene, with all kinds of false miracles (2 Thess. 2:3). This will trigger the 70th week of Daniel 9:27 by an agreement treaty with Israel (at which time the Third Temple of Israel should be rebuilt).

** This passage reinforces the verse: that the Day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say: Peace and safety! Then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as labour pains upon a pregnant woman; and they shall not escape. (1 Thess. 5:2-3)

Only by a major event in the world can produce such an element of surprise, which will cause unprecedented fear and general panic: the Rapture of millions of people simultaneously. Thus, on this occasion, the false Christ will take this opportunity to intervene on the world scene with the solution of globalization and miracles.

2) Acts 2: The progress of the 70th week of Daniel: this prophecy of Daniel concerns Israel and the holy city of Jerusalem (Dan. 9:27), and the second half (3.5 years) which will represent the The Great Tribulation (Matt. 24:21 and Rev. 7:14).

In parallel to the 70th week (7 years), we have the time of testing expressed in this sentence “the hour of the test” (7 years + 30 days), which itself contains the “Day of (God’s) Wrath”, lasting three and a half years (second half of the 7 years). The anger of the Lord will spark the extermination of His enemies. In the same way that the 70th week of Daniel (7 years) is intended for the people of Israel; the time of the testing and the day of wrath are for the judgment of the nations; for the apostate church (the prostitute of Revelation) and for world religions. The expressions, tribulations and great tribulations, are used to designate the persecution and general suffering of the saints (Christian and Jewish) during this period of 7 years (which will intensify during the second period: the Great Tribulation).

I want to specify that we are only looking at the main lines of the Day of the Lord. It is necessary for us to know that from the beginning of the Church (from Rev. 4th chapter), the rest of Revelation speaks about that Day.

  • Acts 3: The Return of the Lord in glory on earth with the saints previously raptured (Rev. 19:11-16).

 

4) The final assault of the beast: the Battle of Armageddon: This will be the gathering of all the armies of the beast and the False Prophet (Rev. 19:17-19): 200 million soldiers will come from the East to make war with Christ and His Saints. The wrath of God marks the entire period of 7 years (for the judgment of the nations and the tribulation that Israel will undergo at the same time). The wrath of God, which was recorded in the Day of the Lord, is in fact a succession of terrible events that will intensify during the 7 years. They will come to a peak in the vengeance of God at the end of that period – which is the Armageddon battle.

Note: Contrary to common thought, it seems uncertain that it will be the Third World War, as the 2nd, 3rd and 4th seals will cause millions of deaths (Rev. 6:6-8). In fact, a huge part of this period will take place in an atmosphere of war. But what does appear in a certain way, is that everything will be withheld until the departure of the Church on earth; the judgment is aimed at the nations, also the prostitute (the idolatrous church) and for the purification of Israel. (All these things will be explained subsequently.)

 

5) The beast and the False Prophet imprisoned: they are thrown alive into the fiery lake of fire and sulphur.

6) The sidelining of the dragon: the snake, which is also called the devil, is side-lined into the abyss for a thousand years. (This is not the lake of fire in which he will be thrown at the end.)

7) The judgment of the nations: the inhabitants will be handpicked by the angels according to the way they treated the brothers of Christ (Israelis: perhaps 144,000 Jews who will have evangelized the world during the Tribulation). I suggest you read the parable of Matthew 25:31-46 on the sorting of the sheep and the goats, which I will comment onlater. Then the judgment of Israel will occur (Ezek. 20:34-38).

8) The first resurrection in “the Day of the Lord:” this does not refer to the dead in Christ, because it is before “the Day of the Lord.” The first resurrection is expected to occur during “the Day of Christ,” at the time of the Rapture of the Church, even before the living are taken. The first resurrection in this act of “the Day of the Lord” (Rev. 20:4-6) is also called the resurrection of the righteous (Acts 24:15), concerning all believers enjoying the salvation (except the dead in Christ resurrected on “the Day of Christ”), namely: the martyrs of the Tribulation as well as believers of the old covenant (before the First Coming of Jesus on earth).

9) The millennial reign of Christ on earth (Rev. 20:4-6) with the saints of all times (Rev. 3:21; 5:9-10; 11:15-18; 15:3-4; 19:16 and 20:4-6)

10) Revolt instigated by Satan and his final judgment. Many Christians expect the outbreak of the rebellion of Gog and Magog as the previous sign of the coming of Jesus. They are very far from the Truth (Rev. 20:7-10), and will have to wait more than 1,000 years because this judgment is clearly defined as post-millennium and orchestrated by the devil. The devil will deceive the nations whom he will gather one last time.

11) The final judgement: the second resurrection, which corresponds to those whose names will not be written in the Book of Life. The Book of Life concerns only those who have died in the Millennium (Rev. 20). Indeed the final judgment is post-millennium, whereas the first resurrection takes place before the Millennium. It remains for God to sit in judgment of the wicked throughout time in order to determine each one's works, including those of the Millennium.

12) Final act of “the Day of the Lord:” the end of this age and the completion of the history of this world.

The Day of the Lord comes to an end: it is explicitly announced in 2 Peter 3:10-13 and confirmed in Revelation 21:1. The skies of this visible universe will be dissolved, and the elements of earth will be consumed (as opposed to the belief that the universe is eternal, likening it to an unlimited size). Only God is eternal, along with His heirs in Christ who have received His promise of eternal life.

Finally three expressions are mentioned in the Bible to describe the aspects of “the Day of the Lord:”

1) Day of the Lord: Psalm 2:9; Malachi 4:5; Joe1:15; Zeph.1:7; Amos 5:18;

2) Day of destruction: Revelation 20:11;

3) Day of judgement: Matthew10:15; Revelation 20:11.

 

Once the distinction has been made, given the context of Matthew 24, we can better understand the context of the “that day” that only the Father knows. If we carefully consider verses 26-31, it is clearly mentioned that it is “the Day of the Lord” that is highlighted.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of theSon of Man be.

28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

 

All these verses unambiguously describe the Day of the Lord” in phase 3, which corresponds to the Return of Jesus on earth. Therefore, these verses do not in any way refer to “the Day of Christ,” His coming in the air for the Rapture of the Church. This is why, I refer again to Matthew 24:36: But of That day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. The day that Jesus mentions here is “the Day of the Lord.” This context of end times is confirmed in Zechariah, which highlights the contextual reality with great strength. (Zech. 14:1-7).

  1. Behold, the Day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
  2. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
  3. Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
  4. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south..
  5. And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
  6. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark.
  7. But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light."

This scripture, and verse 7 in particular, describes that day as being “the Day of the Lord” from verse 1, related to the Return of Jesus and His coming to earth. This is specified as a day known by God only, which has to be taken into context with what is said in Matthew 24:36.

Why can't this day be known? Certainly, because Armageddon must keep its surprise effect and for God's own reasons (we will understand when the time will come). I find it also extraordinary that, after having received all the evidence, the Lord revealed to me the knowledge of all the dates of each event of the end, except for one. The detailed chronology indicates (as we shall see in the Part III), the exact dates of the Rapture, but also of the appearance of the Antichrist; the beginning and the end of the Tribulation and of the Great Tribulation; and even of the Millennium, but in no way the precise day of Jesus' Return on earth. The only day that we cannot know precisely (the hour and the precise day, but not the month and year), is the day of the Return of Jesus on earth corresponding to the third stage of “the Day of the Lord” as Jesus had announced in Matthew 24:36 as well as the Prophet Zechariah (Zech. 14:1-7).

 

  1. 1.2) Secondly, if we consider this verse in a literal way, we notice that this indisputable fact is limited only to the hour and the day, and not to the year and month: nothing seems to oppose or contradict this. I would go so far as to say that other Bible verses give us a more accurate insight into God's plan: everything has its time!
  2. 1.3) Thirdly, Jesus cannot contradict Himself, being Himself “the Living Word,” because the Word of God says that the fulfillment of certain prophecies belongs to the end times and will be sealed until then:

And he said: Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. (Dan. 12:9). At this moment, we are at the end times!

As some prophecies have not seen the light of day, it is impossible to know when this Day will occur. In particular, the parable of the fig tree, which comes even before Matthew 24:36, and refers to the prophecies of Israel as a nation (Is. 66:8). Without the fulfillment of this particular prophecy, it was impossible to make even the slightest prediction, just as that of Daniel 9:24-27, which relates to the tender branches of the fig tree (the people of Israel and the holy city of Jerusalem). Jesus tells us that nobody will know. This remains implicit until the fulfillment of the Word of God. The Apostle Peter understood this later by insisting:

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts;... (2 Peter 1:19)

The only light that has been given to us in this world of darkness about, the time of the Day of Christ, is prophecy. As the light that shines in the darkness of this world gradually progresses over time, it will highlight the prophecies that are bringing us closer and closer to the Day of Christ. No prophecy can be subject to personal interpretation, because it is the Holy Spirit that has led men to speak on behalf of God Himself. (2 Peter 1:20-21). Therefore, man cannot understand the prophecies for himself unless it is revealed to him by the Author of the inspiration.

  1. 2) Second source of confusion in Revelation 3:3 and 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5

Another verse of interest, when taken in its contextual meaning:

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. (Rev. 3:3)

This warning speaks to those who do not keep watch, and they will be struck by the surprise effect. Due to their carelessness, they will not expect it at all, and they will not see “the Day of the Lord” coming. The following verses support this idea (1 Thess. 5:1-5):

:

1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you!

2 For you know perfectly that the Day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night….

3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief;

5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness"

 

It is “the Day of the Lord” which comes as a thief, and not the Lord Himself. The people that will be affected on that day are those who dwell in the night and the darkness of this world. The Ye in verses 4 and 5 indicate that the children of light and of the day will not be affected like those who will be suddenly surprised by the pains of childbirth (verse 3), for the children of God are longing for “the Day of Christ,” the day of their final adoption by the redemption of their bodies (Rom. 8:23).

  1. 3) Third source of confusion in Acts 1:6-7


When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

And he said unto them, It is not for you (apostles of the foundations of the Church) to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

Here, the disciples' question concerns the restoration of the Kingdom of Israel in the Millennium, which corresponds also to “the Day of the Lord,” but takes place on the 9th act of this Day. In the previous verses, the focus was on the third act of “the Day of the Lord” of the end times. The response of Jesus is not in the form of criticism, but clearly establishes the fact that the Father reserves the right to His own authority, and will reveal to those he deems fit. Obviously, it did not concern the disciples of the apostles’ time. This was for good reason! They were part of the early Christians of the foundation of the Church of Christ, and not Christians of the end times. The Lord reveals all things in His own time, and this is the case for all Christians and all generations. But that day may now be known because some prophecies have been realized since, as we will see in the detailed end-time chronology.

In conclusion, if there is one day that no one can know, it is the one in Zechariah 14:1-7, described and confirmed by Jesus Himself in Matthew 24:36, i.e. the Day of His coming and His great Return in glory on earth. But, that Day is certainly not to be confused with that of His coming for the Rapture of the Church.

  • Examples in the Bible relating to the prediction of the Day of Christ as being the plan of God for His children
  1. 1) Noah and the flood

The story of Noah is given in comparison with the context of Matthew 24, otherwise expressed as “the Day of the Lord.” It is to be noted that this example follows verse 36. I will not comment here on this entire text (because it is already explained in Volume 2 pp.108-118), but I will limit myself to what interests our subject. I draw your attention to the following fact: as this story is given in comparison with “the Day of the Lord,” we can know when Jesus will come for us, as it was the case for Noah.

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 

37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark; 

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. (Matt. 24:36-39)

The first text is rich in instructions for those of us who are alive in the final days. Verse 37 calls us to notice some similarities between the time of Noah and that of our generation, who will witness the coming of Christ. Moreover, the verse that precedes it is the one we have commented on above, and concerns, as we saw, “the Day of the Lord.” That day is compared to the one in verse 39, which is the Flood representing the judgment of Noah’s time. The verse says: they did not suspect a thing ... and swept them all away. Who, therefore, did not suspect a thing? Everyone, except Noah and his family. For only Noah and his family, unlike the others, had believed God’s warning. For this reason, God revealed to them the time of their departure and the judgment that was to follow. Here is the evidence:

Genesis 7:

1 And the Lord said unto Noah: Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

2 Of every clean beastbeast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beastbeasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female;

3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

4 For yet seven days, (the Flood, parallel to the Day of the Lord) and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

This scripture confirms that God revealed to Noah the precise moment that he had chosen to judge the world of that time. It was at the moment that the ark was ready that the time was revealed, and certainly not the beginning of the preparations. If we consider that the ark represents the image of the Church, the Lord is to reveal the time remaining before the final moments of His coming for the final preparations. I reiterate that, like Noah at his time, only those who are considered worthy in the Eyes of God and who have opened their ears to hear God's call will go. It is through His servants that the call will come, like Noah for his generation. Thank God that far more than just one family will participate in “the Day of Christ.” For those of you who are unaware, this day is near, to such a point that when you will know it, you will be shocked; so put yourself in the Hands of God.

The same applies for Lot, except that he was saved in the last day, not to say in the last minutes. This could mean that many Christians in the last days, who are dangerously exposed to the perversity of this world, without partaking in it (perhaps bad choices), at a particular time of their life (such as Lot), will be spared at the last minute by the judgments of God. This is why, watchmen, do not stop sowing until the last minute, and remember the thief on the cross who was forgiven by Jesus at the last minute.

 

  1. 2) Elijah before his rapture

The story of Elijah is one more example proving that surely the Lord GodGod will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7).

Elijah knew the exact day of his rapture, not only him, but also his servant Elisha and the other prophets and their sons.

 

And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head today? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace. (2 Kings 2:3)

A few hours later, in another city, Jericho, the sons of the prophets told him the same thing: Verse 5:

And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him: Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head today?

Why in the same story, does the Spirit recall these two similar situations in different places? It is because it shows that God desires to reveal His secrets to as many of those who are willing to receive them. He left none of His children indifferent to the scheduled date of Elijah's rapture, which is the figure of the Church of Jesus Christ. I know that the Lord will manifest Himself first to a small number to reveal unto them the date of “the Day of Christ.” They will become watchmen to warn the people of His coming. They will then awaken all of the virgins from their slumber. Volume 2 has already contributed, by the Holy Spirit, to opening the eyes of the watchmen, as well as all other means which God has put in place in the world. Volume 3 - particularly the 7 conclusive arguments in Part 3 - should enable the sentry, according to the good pleasure of His will, to reinforce his mission to announce the date of “the Day of Christ” to all ten virgins.

Conclusion of this second part:

After the foregoing, you will understand (insomuch as your open-mindedness allows you) that only Jesus Christ's Return in Glory on earth remains unknown, at least regarding the specific day, because the timeline establishes the month and year. Regarding the aspect of His coming in connection with the Church, called “the Day of Christ” (the day of the Rapture), this day can be known accurately by the Scriptures. At the risk of offending some, not only is “the Day of Christ” revealed by the prophetic Spirit, the Spirit of Truth who shall announce all things to come, but it will be the same for the day of the appearance of the Antichrist: the beginning of the day of the Tribulation of the 70th week of Daniel, as well as other events described in Revelation.

 

PART III

 

 

PART III

 

Conclusive evidence of the date of the Day of Christ

(The Rapture of the Church)

 

Introduction to Part III:

  1. The inspired chronology of the 6,000 years results in the year 2022 for the end of the 6 days before the great Sabbath, thus 2015 for the Rapture.

The 120 Jubilees of 50 years confirm the year.

  1. Daniel's prophecy confirms the year and month of the Rapture.
  2. The Tetrad announces the major event coming for Israel, which is the covenant of the Man of Sin and the construction of the Third Temple, specifying the day of the Tribulation through the Feasts of the Lord.
  3. The Feasts of the Lord combined with the Tetrad specifying the day.
  4. The 7 weeks of Daniel also attest to the specific day of the Day of Christ by the readjustment of the Gregorian calendar.
  5. Joel's prophecy confirms: the Tetrad, “the Day of Christ” and “the Day of the Lord”
  6. John's vision of the 6th seal confirms it all.

       - The last generation.

       - Three years of discrepancy with the Julian calendar.

        - The birth of the Antichrist

 

           Preconditioning:

 

Considering the years passed before the Lord in prayer, fasting and spiritual warfare, this revelation has taken a long time to fully sink in. Because of its depth, it might seem complex to you at your first reading. This could be particularly true in regard to the first two arguments. However, I encourage you to persevere in continuing to read the others; you can always come back in more detail later. Sometimes, it's better to have an overview of a topic, and then go back and spend more time reading and understanding details that requires more concentration. But beyond this, no one can deviate from the principles of God to receive His blessing, for the Lord searches the heart and knows the intentions of each soul.

 

  • First conclusive evidence : the inspired chronology

 

I urge all Christian lovers of the Bible to devote themselves to study this chronology. My desire is for you to discover the wonders and infinite riches of our Lord who, in His great wisdom, has conducted events in a perfect manner and allowed them to converge in time and continuity without error. Paying attention to the inspiration of this work can be of great benefit to you. It equally contains a large amount of historical data and many precious spiritual guidelines that will help you better understand God's plan. The extraordinary accuracy of the prophecies regarding their fulfillment spur tremendous enthusiasm, and shine a light on the events of the end times.

 

For your information, the portion of the chronology found in this book differs somewhat from the one in Volume 2, but the result is the same. The difference between the historical and biblical data was required to sharpen some points, so that the part that concerns us is more detailed in Volume 3.

Most fathers of the early Church were convinced of the importance of the study of chronology and tried to determine the age of our world, allowing them to discern the time of the end. They had ascertained that our world was destined to last for a period of 6,000 years, corresponding to the six days of creation, before experiencing a new era: the Millennium (1000 years), which is the seventh day Sabbath of the Great God. Although they were unable to solve the mystery of the last generation, they contributed splendidly to the understanding of certain sensitive points in biblical chronology.

Through the Scriptures, we can reconstruct an accurate chronology of events from the beginning until the end times. All Scripture is inspired by God, and that obviously includes the historical facts that the authors - designated by God – devoted themselves to chronicle time and the continuity of events. The Bible doesn't give dates in the same way that historians do. They use certain facts which serve as a baseline: the birth of Christ in the world and a knowledge-based astronomy calendar which is synchronized on the Julian calendar. Biblical chronology identifies all historical facts, listing them in the time and ages involved. For example: in Gen. 5, Adam's posterity is instructive on the beginning of our earth.

Here is how the Bible presents the beginning of human history: Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and called his name Seth. The days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years ... all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; then he died. Seth, then, at “an hundred and five years, begat Enoch. Seth lived after the birth of Enoch eight hundred and seven years ...” and so on. Why is the Bible so precise regarding the age and genealogy of the patriarchs? This is certainly not to specify their long life span compared to ours today. On the contrary, this proves that there is a divine plan. The Bible teaches us not only that the earth has a specific history with a beginning, and a divine plan that He will complete; but also has an end, which is for the purpose of reaching another dimension: eternity. God has provided a way to reveal this extraordinary plan to man - especially to those who, by faith, take the time to research the Truth- throughout the history of our world, using inspired chronology. This is confirmed through subtle Scriptures that use many ways to establish a chain of events in these 66 Books, without interruption. Indeed, genealogies are important but not sufficient to constitute the complete chronology of history, because, as we will see with these few examples, there is a diversity of events marking a continuity of History in time.

For example:

Take the following verse:

                    Gen 7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

                    Gen 8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

                     Gen 11:10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood.

How can we articulate these verses, and what conclusions can we draw from them?

Shem, 2 years after the flood, was 100 years old (Gen. 11:10) when he begot Arphaxad. The beginning of the flood happens in the 600th year of Noah (Gen. 7:6), but the deluge lasted one year: until the 601st year of Noah (Gen 8:13) end of the flood. Therefore, two years after the flood (Gen. 11:10) is 601 + 2 = 603 years of Noah, this is the birth of Arphaxad. And Shem is born when Noah was 503 years…

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 Here are some other examples showing that the Scriptures marked the uninterrupted, historical continuity of events in a subtle manner:

  1. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran. Gen. 11:32
  2. And Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. Gen.12:4

Abram was 75 years old at the death of Terah, so he was born when Terah was 130

(205 - 75 = 130).

There is also another way to establish the link between historical events: the time of the Judges, the reign of kings and synarchies, and the events of the time. Take the example in this verse:

And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord. (1 King 6:1)

Finally, inspired chronology also includes prophecies specific to periods of decline, of captivity, and of the restoration of the people of Israel that have been realized exactly through the centuries and universal empires. (See the many details contained in Jer. 25:1-3, 12 and Dan. 9:25-27.)

 

Now that we have demonstrated the existence of such a chronology in the Bible and its importance, it remains to determine and affirm its accuracy and completion. The attempts that have been conducted so far have failed. There is a good reason for this: as all the timelines proposed by theologians are not based on the same data, the results differ. The question to ask is: can we demonstrate an inspired timeline that leads to genuine results? Several factors must be taken into consideration, and most importantly, no doubt, divine inspiration. Those who undertake such a task must be convinced that the Bible is the Word of God, and must be called by God Himself. It pleased God to reveal these things to the least of his servants, and not the scholars, historians or theologians of this world. As it is written, these are things that no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and which have not entered into the heart of man; these are things that God hath prepared for those that He loves.

The key elements for an inspired chronology:

Here is the evidence of an inspired chronology from Adam until the return of Christ:

  • The first element of great importance for an inspired chronology: the belief that 6,000 years of world history will allow a prediction of the year of the Return of Christ.

 

  • The second essential element kept secret until the last days: the prophetic and biblical calendar of Holy Scriptures.

 

These two points are already covered in Part VII of the Volume 2: Revelation about the end times: the Rapture of the Church and the return of Jesus Christ. Here is a summary of the most salient points.

  • The first point of reference for an inspired chronology: the history of mankind lasts for 6,000 years until the Return of Jesus Christ on earth.

 

There are several arguments in favour of this statement, beginning with the biblical verses that allude to it.

 

1 .1)     Evidence of the 6,000 years from biblical verses

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2 Peter 3:8)

For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday, when it is past, and as a watch in the night. (Ps. 90:4)

And this other verse in connection with the first two:

For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day (1000 years: the Millennium): wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Ex. 20:11)

After reading the above verses, we can deduce that the six days of Creation (Ex. 20:11, Gen.1:31 and 2:1), mentioned in the Bible, represent 6,000 years of world history. It is even more true as the seventh holy day lasts 1000 years, and matches the Millennium of the Scriptures of Revelation.

At first glance, this may seem too simple for the intellectuals and scientists who claim to understand the origin of our planet - or for others who want to put this down to a theory of Christianity. Not only the spiritual founding fathers of the first churches firmly believed this, but also, this chronology developed under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, reveals itself to be true by the confirmation of all the other evidence which is detailed below.

 

1 .2)     Confirmation by the Jubilees

In Chapter 25 of the Book of Leviticus, we can observe an established ascending order of God’s rest, involving His creature.

  • 1st step: the week’s Sabbath, the rest day of the week.
  • 2nd step: the Sabbath year, which is the seventh year.
  • 3rd step: the Jubilee of 50 years, 7x7 Sabbath years + one holy year.
  • 4th step: the great Jubilee: 120x50 years = 6,000 years + the seventh period of one thousand years that will be the Millennium. This relates to the age of Moses: through 120 years which prefigure the 120 Jubilees, not only is it to Moses that the laws have been assigned, but also because his life represents the history of the world and Israel.

In addition to these two arguments of the 6,000 years theory, God has reconfirmed this reality in a providential way by His Spirit by several signs in my life. I needed certain foundations for the study of a chronological reconstruction using Scripture, and without these deep convictions, this never would have happened - especially because of the many obstacles tat I faced. Divine intervention has been of great help, as well as the second point of reference, regarding the biblical calendar, which was also essential for the realization of an inspired chronology.

 

 

  • Second determining element for the reconstitution of an inspired chronology: the calendar instituted by God in the Bible.

If the spiritual fathers were certain of the 6,000 years of historical existence of our world starting from Adam, they lacked an essential element to determine an accurate chronology. What eluded them was the existence of a prophetic calendar in the Scriptures, which was essential for the reconstruction of the chronology, because the work was based on a calendar established by mankind. The most used was the Julian calendar.

It is imperative to know the basis on which the Bible speaks about the concept of time, and, more specifically, the timetable that is taken into account. The question therefore, is whether the current calendar defining the time using astronomy is the same as that which the Bible uses. This information is of paramount importance to establish an accurate chronology. Man's mistake, once again, is to believe that he can rely on his own intellectual skills to solve biblical mysteries. It is this pretentious approach to the holy things of God that prevents access to it. Man has preferred to rely on evidence he has deemed scientifically admissible, considering, for example, the time on an astronomical scale, in which one year totals 365.2422 days. But what does the Bible say?

The calculation method or the way of estimating time from the biblical point of view is:

1 prophetic year = 360 days; it is certified by the following verses: “a time and times and the dividing of time” (Dan. 7:25, Rev 12:14) which corresponds to “42 months” Rev. 11:2; 13:5; or to “1260 days” (Rev. 11:3; 12:6).

Therefore, if 42 months = 1260 days = 3.5 years, we get:

1260 days /42 = 30 days.

So 42 months make 30 days x 42 = 1260 days or 360 days/year x 3.5 years = 1260 days.

This tends to prove that every Bible month of the year has 30 days, and a year has 360 days.

A prophetic year is 360 days (1260 days divided by 3.5 years).

This notion of time is not exclusive to the prophetic years, but it is applied as a biblical principle in all of the Holy Scriptures, such as in Genesis:

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. (Gen. 7:11)

And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. (Gen. 8:3-4)

The flood began on the 17th day of the 2nd month in year 600 of Noah's life. One hundred and fifty days later, we are in the seventh month, also the 17th day: 5 months being 150 days means that 150/5 = 30 days per month. Every month in the Bible has thirty days.

I encourage anyone interested in this evidence to check the inspired chronology in tabular form, but for the beginning of the timeline, you will need to get “End Time Revelations: Volume 2. The Rapture of the Church and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (www.apocalypse-Revelations-bible.com; in French), or I can send you a copy by email at your request: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..

Following is the portion of the chronology that interests us from the first universal empire, described by Daniel. It is more detailed than in the Volume 2, because it constitutes the first evidence of the year of “the Day of Christ” until the Millennium. The date that appears and which will be supported by all the other evidence, for the Return of Jesus Christ on earth is: the end of 2022. Thereby it becomes easy now to know the year of the Rapture as 2015.

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First conclusive argument based on chronology

 

We know from the biblical timeline - from Adam to Darius I and Artaxerxes - that all biblical references attest to the veracity of the Scriptures. We also have the date of 445 BC, which has been proven correct and, even been documented by historians. This means that the 51-year difference occurs between the 20th year of Artaxerxes and the death of Christ. The prophecy of Daniel speaks of 434 years (62 weeks of years) and not 483 years (69 weeks). The result is that, from Adam to the birth of Jesus Christ, we do not have 4000 years, but rather 4000-51 years, which equals 3949 years.

Here is a brief explanation of the 51 years:

Take the age at which Christ was cut off (at his death) in the prophecy of (Daniel 9:26) and subtract it from the 62 weeks, either 434 biblical years or 427.77 Julian years. We get the following result: 434 or 427.77 (Julian years) minus 33 = 394.77 (Julian years) as the beginning date of the decree, that is the 20th year of Artaxerxes. This is significantly different from 445 (date set by historians) minus 394.77 (ref. Biblical) = 50.23 years. The 50.23 Julian years correspond exactly to the 51 years of the biblical calendar.

 

Hence, the year of “the Day of Christ” can be demonstrated as follows:

From Adam to the birth of Jesus Christ, we do not have 4,000 years but 4,000-51 years, or 3,949 years. The following will show how we reach 6,000 years:

6,000 – 3,949 years (before Christ) = (51 + 2,000 years) subsequent to the birth of Christ. But the biblical year 2,051 corresponds exactly to the Julian year 2,021.53.* Consider that December 31st of the year before Christ was followed by January 1st of the year after Christ. You can plainly see that there is no year zero in this calendar simply because the zero was unknown in the West at the time of the Venerable Bede.

 

Historians are not bothered by this omission, but it does pose a problem for astronomers who need to add and subtract periods. Anyone, however, who has gone beyond elementary school knows that the digit zero is required for such calculations, especially when negative numbers are involved.

                       

*Why do we need the additional 0.53? We could simply round it off to 2022, but for the more mathematically inclined, further explanation is necessary.

The Scripturesdeclarethat the first monthof the religious yearis the month ofNissan(Esther3:7).However,the decree of the20thyear of Artaxerxesfallsduring the month ofNissan, but more importantly, the Scriptures refer to thedeathof Christ– supported by the prophecy ofDaniel - withgreat accuracy. We know for a factthat Christ diedon Passoverin the year33, the day of Easter,which is alsothe 14th day of the month of Nissan. Thisis no coincidence; God does everythingtoperfection.


Continuing with our calculation of 2,022.53, we know that 0.53 represents 53% of the 365.2422-day Julian year, equating to 191 days. Now that we know the first month begins with Nissan, we need to pick up where we left off - on the 14th day of Nissan - to discover when this day will fall in 2022. Passover 2022 will occur on April 15th, to which we must add the remaining 191 days, leading us to October 23rd, 2022. A readjustment must be made for the Gregorian calendar** by deducting 13 days from the Julian calendar, which brings us to October 10th, 2022.

But let’s not stop there for the Bible tells us that in human history, namely in Joshua’s day, God delayed the time by almost one full day when he slightly shifted the laws of physics. This is the only instance where God intervened in time (aside from the 10 degrees = 40 minutes in Isaiah ***) according to the following verse, The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. (Josh. 10:13)

 

And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the Lord listened to the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel. (Joshua 10:14)

This ultimately brings us to October 10th + 1 day = October 11th, 2022, for a total of 6,000 years, coinciding with an extraordinary date  - the Feast of Tabernacles.

 

In Part IV, we will see that this date falls exactly on the day after the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) that is set to fall between October 10th and the 11th, 2022.

** The Julian calendar is behind the Gregorian calendar. There was actually a 10-day discrepancy between the two calendars when the Gregorian one was introduced in 1582. Given that century years are not normally leap years in the Gregorian calendar, the gap in the Julian calendar has increased by a day every century, except at the turning of the late sixteenth and twentieth century. The difference has somewhat been adjusted over the centuries such that the current gap in calendars is 13 days. It therefore appears clearly that, had Pope Gregory’s decision (under the enemy’s instigation) not altered the Gregorian calendar, June 8th, 1967 would in fact be May 27th, 1967.

*** (Isa. 38:8)

 

** England, Wales, and the colonies (Canada, America, etc.): September 2nd, 1752 was followed by September 14th, 1752. Moreover the beginning of the year was set at January 1st rather than end March. Eleven days have been removed and not 10, because in 1752, the discrepancy between the Julian and Gregorian calendars had increased to 11 days.

    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_calendar)

 

Conclusion:

The year 2022 will be the 6,000th year since Adam’s creation. To find out the year of “the Day of Christ,” which must take place before the beginning of the Tribulation (as explained in the previous two sections and in Volume 2), we must subtract the 7 years of the Tribulation (the last week of Daniel, the 70th week).

Consequently, 2022 - 7 = 2015 is the year of the Rapture of the Church confirmed.

 

Remember my previous suggestion: if you do not understand these calculations, do consider all of the other evidence presented in the chronology which you can revert to, when necessary.

 

  • Second conclusive argument : the amazing prophecy of Daniel

 

  1. 1) The 70 weeks of years of Daniel (Dan. 9: 24-27 Darby Version)

24   Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy

25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

26  And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

27  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

In verse 24, the 70 weeks are presented to us as a whole, as a point of reference for the people of Israel and their Holy City of Jerusalem, placing them at the center of upcoming events. We should notice that this highlighted notion of time is very important because from its beginning, it determines the time until its arrival point which marks the end of something. We must first determine what that point of arrival consists of. The prophecy is very clear concerning the goal to be achieved:

 

… Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

This means that the end of the 70th week is related to the fulfillment of all that is listed above, keeping in mind that at this time the people of Israel will be finished with transgression and sin, and they will be ready to seal up the vision and anoint the Messiah. What do you think this moment will be? It could only mean the return of the true Messiah, Jesus Christ, on earth! Therefore, 70 weeks should lead to the end of the 6,000 years.

The following three verses explain in detail the three stages of this prophecy (to be included in the prophetic context over time). For a better understanding, it is not to be taken in the order of the verses, but more in the chronology of time, knowing that in the original of the Holy Scriptures, there are no numbered verses or punctuation.

The three different phases of the prophecy to be placed in the chronology:

The 70 weeks can be divided into three distinct events:

62 weeks of years + 7 weeks of years + 1 week of years = 70 weeks of years.

  • Evidence that 1 prophetic week = 7 years

 

  1. Dan 9:26-27 :

and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The leader of a people who will come (we know it is the Antichrist because this part of the prophecy is not yet completed), must make a covenant for one week regarding the Jewish people, because after half of the week the Antichrist will break this covenant to commit abomination (to sit in the Temple). We know that the the Great Tribulation, at the moment when the abomination should be committed until its end, lasts 42 months (3.5 years), and it concerns the half of the week; thus a week = twice more, thus 7 years.

 

Remember, a prophetic week corresponds to 7 biblical years. This is evidenced by the following verses: these seven years are divided into two periods of 3.5 years each, forty-two months (Rev. 11:2; 13:5), or 1260 days (Rev. 12:6; 14) and called a time and times and the dividing of time (Dan. 7:25; Rev 12:14). Considering all these texts carefully, we know with certainty that the last week is equivalent to 7 years, and it becomes apparent that the 70 weeks of Daniel's prophecy account for 70 X 7 years = 490 years in total.

62 weeks of years = 434 biblical years = 427.77 Julian years

7 weeks of years = 49 biblical years = 48.3 Julian years

1 week of years = 7 biblical years = 7 years - 36 days in Julian years

Before detailing each of the three phases separately, we should focus on the first two phases of the 7 weeks and 62 weeks. To begin, I must insist on reminding you that in the original Hebrew, there is no punctuation: these were added later in different Bible versions according to the translators' will. This is important, because in comparing other versions, we can see a difference. In fact, changing ever so slightly one or two commas changes the meaning of the text completely.

Daniel 9:25

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah(,) Prince(,) there are seven weeks and sixty two weeks; the place and the gap will be rebuilt, and that in times of trouble. (Darby Version).

 

Know therefore and understand, from the time that the word announced that Jerusalem will be rebuilt(,) until the Anointed One (The Messiah) to the (Prince) there are seven weeks; and in sixty-two weeks, squares and moat shall be built, but in troubled times. (Segond Version).

 

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. (King James Version).

 

The “Segond” version (in French) translates this verse better, because by adding the (;) the second part of the verse is then considered independently. This is consistent with the next verse which confirms the 62 weeks as being different from the rest (and not (7 + 62) as many have suggested!).

  1. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself

 

Once the two phases of 7 weeks and 62 weeks have been distinguished, we have to search the meaning of the two statements, based on what the prophecy foretells, namely:

that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem…, is the requirement for the two events. On one hand the 7 weeks, and on the other the 62 weeks, but with their own particularities.

 

1) unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks

 

2) in sixty-two weeks: the street and ditches shall be restored, but in times of trouble... After the sixty-two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, and there will be no successor…

Having differentiated the 7 weeks from the 62 weeks of this prophecy, we will now go into depth on the three phases.

 

  1. 2) 1st PHASE OF THE PROPHECY OF DANIEL: the 62 weeks of Daniel

 

The order of the phases of the prophecy of Daniel that I propose here are consistent with the chronology of events in the progression over time. The first phase of 62 weeks is justified, because it is the only one that has already been realized, as we will see. The second phase is in progress, and finally the third is in the very near future.

 

The 62 weeks: regarding the first phase of the prophecy (Dan. 9:25-26).

… from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem ... shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in times of trouble. And after threescore and two weeks, shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself….

 

It begins with a statement concerning the reconstruction of Jerusalem, and especially as highlighted in the text, the rebuilding of the wall and its foundations. What is this statement?

First, we have an indication of great importance: it is necessarily situated between the Prophet Daniel (who was held captive by the first universal empire under Nebuchadnezzar), and the death of the Messiah. This occurred following the destruction of Jerusalem and the First Temple, (announced by Jer. 39:2, 52:12; 2 Kings 8:9) when the breach was made and the city destroyed in the 11th year of King Zedekiah by Nebuchadnezzar (in year -586, Julian calendar).

The Prophet Isaiah had predicted:

  1. 44:26: That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof!

Nehemiah 2:1-7: And it came to pass in the month Nissan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence. Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid And said unto the king, Let the king live forever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? When the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven. And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it. And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt thou return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time. Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah.

 

    For the fulfillment of the first phase of the 62 weeks of Daniel's prophecy, we must first seek a declaration for the rebuilding of Jerusalem under the second universal empire: that of Cyrus. The royal decree given by King Artaxerxes the 1st coincides perfectly in every respect, with the prophecy of Daniel, because he is part of the second world empire (which is consistent with the prophecy of Isaiah). The decree mentioned in Nehemiah by King Artaxerxes (Neh. 2: 1-7) is the only one which corresponds to the reconstruction of the wall of Jerusalem and completes what is promulgated by Darius in Ezra 6 and 7, confirming the Edict of Cyrus for the Temple and the city. Through this decree, it is quite possible to determine the beginning of the 70 weeks prophecy of Daniel, which is the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes in the year -445 found in Nehemiah, and not the seventh year in Ezra.

The decree in the book of Ezra concerns the Second Temple to enable the glorification of the only living God, and all that concerns the introduction of the Law to the people of Israel (Ezra 7:1-28) It is not related to the prophecy of Daniel, as some claim.

 

Not only do we now know the beginning of the 62 weeks, but the 26th verse gives us precisely the arrival point: Dan 9:26: And after the sixty two weeks shall Messiah be cut off and will have nothing (no successor) = until Christ's death.

 

We can be faithful to the Word of God to bring to pass the death of Christ by applying only 62 weeks as stipulated in the prophecy (434 years in biblical years), and not 69 (483 biblical years), we will get a timeline completely different to that proposed so far by theologians and historians.

 

Explanation: in Julian years, since the decree of the 20th year of Artaxerxes in the month of Nissan (March-April) in year -445 (official date according to historians) until the death of Christ, dated April of the year 33 (Julian years), there are exactly 445 + 33 = 478 years, to which must be added 1 year, as year zero does not exist. Indeed, historians have passed from a year -1 to +1, or 1 year more. We arrive at a total of 479 years. Historians have based themselves on this date because theologians have thought it should be considered as the 69 weeks (62 +7), which add up to 483 years. Converting these figures gives a 476 years + 3 years difference when dating the Messiah's birth, and thus arrives at the result. But this is incorrect, and is precisely why all the predictions have failed so far. It was after much prayer and long days of reflection that the Lord pointed out these things to me, and without the assistance of the Spirit of Truth, I could never have my argument. It is by faith in the Word of God, which says and provides 62 weeks and not 69 hypothetical weeks, that the accurate calculation should be based on 62 prophetic weeks:

62 weeks of years = 62 x 7 = 434 years (BY*) meaning: (434 x 5,2422 / 365,2422) - 434 = 427,77 Julian years.

* BY = biblical or prophetic year

We get the following result: 479 - 427.77 = 51.23 years of difference when compared to the beginning date given by historians, which is justified as follows:

The decree concerning the 62 weeks starts under Artaxerxes, mentioned in Nehemiah 2:5-8 for the reconstruction of the wall, meaning year -445 (Julian years), and the prophecy specifies until the Messiah be cut off = His death. Now, if we consider certain data from the Bible which gives us a precise way to know the date of Christ's death, we can trace the source of the 20th year of the decree of Artaxerxes according to the 434 prophetic years. Indeed, we know from Luke that Christ was about 30 years old in the 15th year of Tiberius, which is the 29th Julian year, and that His ministry lasted 3.5 years. This gives us the age of his death as 33.5 years and His crucifixion in April of the year 33, since it was the Passover of two Sabbaths (other biblical references support this relating to his birth).

So, if we take the date of Christ’s cut off (his death) from the prophecy of Daniel 9:26, and we deduct the 62 weeks or 434 biblical years (or 427.77 Julian years), we get the following result: 434 or 427.77 (Julian years) - year 33 = 394.77 (Julian years) for the departure date of the decree, the date of the 20th year of Artaxerxes. We have a difference of 445 (date selected by historians) minus 394.77 (Biblical ref.) = 50.23 years.

 

  • Other calculating methods:

 

In year -445, there had been 3,555 years of history had passed since Adam, which was justified by the inspired chronology (see chronology Volume 2). However, if we consider that in reality these 3,555 years were extracted from biblical data, to be consistent, we must subtract the difference of biblical years. But the miracle is precisely that, → (3555 x 5,2422 = 18,636 days/365,2422 = 51 years) the difference of 51 years is found when converting 3,555 Julian years to biblical years. Therefore, instead of -445 for the 20th year of Artaxerxes, we actually have 445-51 = 394.

 

1) First calculation method: in Julian years

The first way is to subtract -445 years from the beginning of the decree -51 years (the difference in chronology) = 394 (BC). This is the year that historians should have considered if they had given the countdown of history from the beginning in biblical years.

If we then convert the 62 weeks of biblical years into Julian years, 62 x 7 = 434 years (BY) = 427.87 (JY).

Finally, we have to add the -394 to 427.87 = 33.87. This confirms in an extraordinary way the truth, not only of the prophecy of Daniel, but also the date of the death of Christ which is universally acknowledged by historians, namely in April of the year 33 AD of the Julian calendar.

 

2) Second calculation method: in biblical years

The Julian year -445, still in reference since the decree, corresponds to 451.4 (BY*) - 51 years difference, which brings us back to the year - 400.4 (biblical years) to which we add the 434 years to make the year 33.6.

 

  • Additional explanation for the 51-year gap

 

We have just seen the explanation of the 51-year gap in the timeline, which was due to the fact that historians had used the Julian calendar as reference and not the biblical calendar. There is more: these 51 years do actually exist in the chronology, they simply were not in their place, and as such, we must put them in their proper place. For this, we need to know exactly to what they correspond: the Lord showed me that the 51 years were divided into 49 years, for seven weeks of Daniel + 2 years of error in the Julian calendar.

 

  • Explanation for the 2-year gap

 

This dating was calculated based on the ‘Liber de Paschate 1,’ The Book of Easter, by Dionysius Exiguus, published around 525. He had been instructed by the papal chancellor Bonifacius to design a method to predict the date of Easter according to the “Alexandrian principles.” This rule had been transcribed into tables (called Latin) prepared around 444 by a subordinate to Bishop Cyril of Alexandria. These tables covered periods of 95 years (or five Greek Metonic cycles of 19 years) and dated the years according to the calendar of the so-called Diocletian era, of which the first year is our 285th year.


Until then, the date of the birth of Jesus was based on indications by Evangelist Luke: Jesus was 30 years old in the 15th year of Tiberius (year 28/29 of the current calendar). Clement of Alexandria coincided this date with the 28th year following the capture of Alexandria by Augustus (i.e. the current calendar year -2); Hippolytus of Rome and the historian Orosius with the Ab Urbe Condita year 752 (-2 current calendar year); and Eusebius of Caesarea with the 42nd year of Octavian/Augustus (the current calendar year -2).


In 525, Dionysius added a cycle of 95 years from the year 247 of the Diocletian era, where the Alexandrian tables he possessed had discontinued (from 285 + 247 = 532 on our current calendar). At the same time, he decided to change the year of commencement of the calendar to no longer refer to Emperor Diocletian’s calendar, because he had severely persecuted Christians. He therefore declared that the year he realized his addition to the Alexandria tables was the year 525 after the Incarnation of Christ, which became the beginning year of the new calendar.

 

Dionysius Exiguus took the 25th of March as day one (day of the vernal equinox in the original Julian calendar), in the year 753 Ab Urbe Condita (Roman calendar), because it offered a coincidence with the New Moon of spring. As a matter of fact, in that year, which corresponds to the current calendar year -1 or year 0 on the scale used by astronomers, the new moon of spring occurred on March 24th at 11:28 UT. The approaching years did not offer this coincidence.

 

From the fourth century, the Feast of the Annunciation - was commemorated on March 25th. Dionysius Exiguus did not hesitate to sacrifice the rigor of the references given in Luke to an astral coincidence. His calendar of Easter dates, approved by Pope John II in 533, was used to determine the new era that was to succeed that of Diocletian. The birth of Jesus found itself put back to the 25th of December 753, the year 1 Anno Domini was aligned with the Julian year 754 Ab Urbe Condita, beginning on January 1st (years have begun on January 1st in Rome for six centuries), which thus falls on the day of the circumcision of Christ (the Jews circumcise boys one week after birth). However, the Dionysius calendar was not adopted immediately. Even in Rome, people continued to use the Diocletian calendar (Anno Diocletiani) until the eighth century.

Anno Domini is abbreviated as AD. This term is used by Anglophones to characterize the years after Jesus' birth in the Julian, and then Gregorian, calendar. In French, we refer to the years after Jesus Christ (abbreviated as “apr. J.-C.”). In ancient texts, we find the sentence “after our Lord Jesus Christ.” (In French “apr. NSJC” = “après notre Seigneur Jésus Christ.”)

 

This has been is use from the eighth century in France. At that time, the Venerable Bede had introduced its use in the English-speaking world and because of the great reputation of Bede, it spread throughout the Christian West.

Inversely to “AD,” the English use years “BC” (before Christ) or “BCE” (Before Christian Era or Before Common Era) for the years which precede the Anno Domini. French speakers use Before Jesus Christ (“av. J-C” for short). There is also a form of “av. NSJC” = “avant notre Seigneur Jésus Christ”) for “before our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Gregorian calendar is used by most of the world, and uses a dating system referring to Christianity.

The Christian era based on the Dionysius Exiguus calendar is two years behind the chronological markers of Luke, and the connections proposed by the ancient historians, which equal 3 years if calculated astronomically.

There is no year 0 in the Christian era (Anno Domini). The use of the number 0 in Europe comes after the establishment of Anno Domini. We go directly from the year 1 BC to the year 1 AD. Thus, January 1st of year 1 marks the beginning of the first year of the first decade of the first century of the first millennium of the Christian era, which end respectively on December 31st of year 1; December 31st of year 10; December 31st of year 100; December 31st of year 1000, etc. As the twentieth century and the second millennium ended on December 31st of year 2000, the third millennium and the twenty-first century began on January 1st of year 2001.

  • The explanation of the 49 years of the seven weeks of Daniel

 

In verse Daniel 9:25, the beginning of the 70th week is marked by a statement regarding the reconstruction and restoration of Jerusalem. The first two phases have often been mistakenly added to make 69 weeks, because the sum in years corresponds to 69 x 7 = 483 years, which is 476.1 Julian years, just two short of the period from –445 close to the death of Christ.

Only this is not at all what the prophecy says: there is a difference between the two phases (7 x 7 years = 49) and (62 x 7 years = 434 years); they are separate and distinct according to Scripture. If there were 69 weeks, Daniel would not have distinguished the seven weeks of the 62 weeks, but he would have written 69 weeks, and this is not the case. The 69 weeks do not appear anywhere in the prophecy. Moreover, as we will see below, the timeline is also offset by 49 years which were not accomplished during this time, are part of the end times which we face today.

 

  1. 3) 2nd PHASE OF THE PROPHECY OF DANIEL:
  • The 7 weeks of years (= 49 years) must begin according to verse 25:

 

from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem,» to achieve "unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks. (Dan. 9:25)

 

We must first assume that these seven weeks of years have nothing to do with the 62 weeks, as previously detailed. Indeed, the seven weeks begin by another decree: a declaration concerning the restoration and reconstruction of the holy city which must lead to the Coming of the Messiah, related by the expression: “unto the Messiah.”

The decree of Artaxerxes in Nehemiah 2:8, regarding the 62 weeks, focuses only on the reconstruction of the city walls and should lead (as it was the case) to the death of Christ.

As it turns out, this statement of the prophecy of Daniel (7 weeks) relating to the reconstruction of the city Jerusalem) is mentioned nowhere in the Scriptures, it is all the more obvious that it should lead to the coming of the Prince. Therefore, this prophecy belongs to the end times, and this means that it is either in progress or yet to come.

To discover this period, which is concerned by the prophecy of this second phase of the 7 weeks, i.e. 49 years, we must take into account the two elements that characterize it:

  • First: the declaration concerning the reconstruction of the holy city - Jerusalem.

 

  • Second: the seven weeks (49 years) must be completed at the coming of the Messiah; the question as to which event it refers.

 

For the first point, simply consult the chronology: in 1967, during the Six-Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem, take notice of the declaration of Ben Gurion, who had already proclaimed the independence of the State of Israel in 1948. Shimon Peres' Decree in September 1967 confirms the first statement of Ben Gurion (see chronology). In this case, it is not the Decree that matters, but the statement of Ben Gurion: “Since the release of the word ...” is what actually fulfills the prophecy. The date to remember is the 8th of June 1967, because this begins the 49 years of prophecy unto the Messiah.

Here is the decree which relates to the prophecy in the verse mentioned above:

Levi Eshkol ruled Israel when on the 8th June 1967, just hours after the Israeli army had taken Jerusalem, Ben Gurion stated: “Now we control Jerusalem, which implies a very important event. One of the first things we have to do is to build neighbourhoods, Jewish settlements in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. If there were empty Arab houses, we put the Jews. This process is also extensible in Hebron. I am convinced that people will want to go there…..” In September 1967, Shimon Peres wrote the outlines of the policies to be applied within the party he had created with his mentor Ben Gurion. Peres had then encouraged the construction of neighbourhoods to the north, south and east of Jerusalem, and added, “The places that have been abandoned in 1948 shall be renovated,” and it was done.

This quote is from a Palestinian newspaper dated March 29, 2010: “Info-Palestine.eu; Proche-Orient.net.” It aimed to denigrate Jews. Given the importance of this statement for believers, God has allowed the information to come from a nation hostile to Israel to make it more credible. Indeed, this newspaper - and indeed the world - was not aware of the importance of the decree announced by Daniel, which makes it even more reliable. It tends to prove that the prophecy of Daniel is in the process of being accomplished. This announcement is fully compliant with verse 25 of Chapter 9 of Daniel, which announces the rebuilding of Jerusalem. There has been no other decree in living memory, since the destruction of the Temple and city by the Roman Empire in year 70. Note that the area of the old city named is identified as ancient Jerusalem where the first two temples were. Also found in this area is all the ancient history regarding the tribe of Judah, David, Solomon, etc. Until 1967, Jerusalem was divided in two: the western part belonging to the State of Israel, and the eastern part to the West Bank, including the old town which was completely ruined. The Six-Day War of June 5-10, 1967 allowed Israel - by divine intervention - to recover the eastern part of Jerusalem which became the capital of the nation, although its legitimacy is still disputed by the UN.

In continuing our exploration of the prophecy, if we apply it to the letter, it is the date “since the release of the word ...” by Ben Gurion which is to be taken into account, and not the decree written by Shimon Peres. We maintain that the seven weeks of the prophecy of Daniel began on the 8th of June 1967, to which we must add 49 years (seven weeks of prophetic years).

Finally, the 49 biblical years converted to Julian years correspond to 48.3 years that we add to 1967 in the month of May, and we arrive at the conclusion of September 2015.

The second point to clarify is to determine which Coming of Christ we are talking about. It cannot be His First Coming, because He has not appeared as Prince (or leader) as specified in the prophecy “until Messiah the Prince,” but as a servant of God (Philippians 2:6-8); moreover, this prophecy concerns the end times. We could deduce that it is His Return to earth to establish His Millennial Kingdom, as some have suggested, but this is also impossible, for several reasons. One obvious reason is that if this were the case, at the time of the writing of these lines, we would have entered the phase of the Tribulation, which is absolutely not so. This is undoubtedly why the Lord has led me to write the other parts of the book, to avoid all possible confusion. The study in Part IV shows by its many arguments that the Rapture must precede the “Day of the Lord,” followed by the last week (70th) of Daniel. This can be demonstrated by: 49 biblical years = 48.3 Julian years, which is added to 1967 totals 2015.3. There is no way that this date can correspond to the Return of Jesus on earth because we must deduct 7.3 years, giving us 2008; but today we are already in 2014. After a process of elimination, it remains that this could only refer to the Rapture. As confirmation, let’s look at the expression: “Until Messiah the Prince.” The references used are:

And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. (Act. 3:15)

Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. (Acts 5:31)

For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through suffering. (Heb. 2:10)

John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne. And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. (Rev. 1:4-5)

 

The Prince and Savior of life and Salvation is the Prince on whom the Christians patiently await. Do the 7 weeks of Daniel reveal to us the event of the Rapture? Yes. Not only do they clearly show it, they have remained such a mystery, hidden from all, until this day, and now are unveiled at the end times to the Church. Power and glory to our great God!

 

  1. 4) 3rd PHASE OF THE PROPHECY OF DANIEL:

...and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary, and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

(Dan. 9:26-27)

 

The 70th and final week of the prophecy of Daniel. As I already explained in Part IV of Volume 2, it relates without a doubt to the 7 years of the Tribulation, which occurs in the last years of the 6,000 years. In verse 27, the 70th week, i.e. the last week of the seven years, will begin at the time of the signing of the covenant with the destroyer, which concerns a covenant of peace between Arab countries and Israel. The tenants of this accord will contain essentially the start of work on the reconstruction of the Third Temple. In order to accomplish this third and final phase of Daniel's prophecy, it is imperative to have a sanctuary, since in the middle of this week, the leader, the Man of Sin, will put an end to this covenant:

… he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.”

 

The expression (Korbanot קרבנות) necessarily implies the presence of the Temple. The devastator will impose himself and proclaim to be God Himself in the Temple based onthese terms:

…and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate. This is confirmed by Matthew 24:15: When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (whoso readeth, let him understand).

Persecution against the Jews will follow (details in the explanation of the inspired chronology).

The 70th week of Daniel corresponds exactly to the Tribulation of the end times. The word “tribulations” (in the plural) in the Scriptures designates the trials which the Christian must endure during his time on earth (John 16:33 and Acts 14:22). But the expression “the Tribulation” or the “Great Tribulation” in the singular refers to a later time and to great troubles. In the Bible, this usually corresponds to the second half of the 7 years. However, it is widely accepted to define “the Tribulation” as representing the entire 70th week of Daniel, and the “Great Tribulation” as the second half of that week (3 ½ years). This period of 7 years is clearly specified in the prophetic writings, and divided into two parts, each comprising “42 months” (Rev. 11:2, 13:5), or 1,260 days (Rev. 12:6) also called …a time, times and half a time (Dan. 7:25; Rev. 12:14). The Tribulation will begin with the 70th week from the covenant of the Antichrist between the different antagonists, with Israel at the center of negotiations. This certainly includes, within its official content, permission for the construction of the Third Temple (Dan. 9:27, or the Man of Sin of 2 Thess. 2:8). The Great Tribulation will begin 3 ½ years after the signing of the covenant, which will obviously not be respected (not surprising since this individual is the embodiment of the author of lies). This second half period will be characterized by the abomination spoken of by the Prophet Daniel (Dan. 9:27; Mt 24:15-25 and Mark 13:14-19).

 

To close with the second conclusive argument, the prophecy of Daniel announces in its first phase the Messiah's death, while the second phase announces His Return for those who await Him as Prince. Finally, the third and final phase will follow, the Day of Christ. It will involve the 7 years’ end times Tribulation of the world's system run by man. We can see by this second argument that Daniel's prophecy gives us the year and the month for “the Day of Christ,” that is September 2015.

See again, for more precision : http://www.apocalypse-revelations-bible.com/#!chronologie-en-anglais/c1tre

 

 Third conclusive argument: The Tetrads → The covenant of the Man of Sin and the Third Temple.

 

By definition, a Tetrad is an exceptional scientific phenomenon because it is rarely seen. In astronomy (and not astrology), a Tetrad is when the following elements are present: two total lunar eclipses in the same year, reoccurring the following year, for a total of four lunar eclipses within two years. Since year 1 AD, only seven Tetrads have been observed, two of which occurred in the twentieth century. Even more exceptionally, those from the twentieth century and the one to come in the future are all associated with the Feasts of the Lord (Lev. 23:2, 4, 37, 44). Each time, they mark a major event that has been prophesied in the Bible, linked to Israel's history and announcing the end times.

This extraordinarily rare phenomenon occurs on the occasion of a major and decisive event for Israel, with, as a common denominator, the realization of biblical prophecy.

 

The last 3 tetrads are extraordinary events declaring the fulfillment of a biblical end time prophecy.


  1. 1) The 1949/1950 Tetrad: fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah and Ezekiel

The first Tetrad of the twentieth century took place in 1949/1950, just after the declaration of independence of the state of Israel by Ben Gurion, on May 14th, 1948, which gave birth to the nation of Israel, and, at the same time, the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 66:

 

 Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed. 6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the Lord that rendereth recompense to his enemies.

7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. 8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children! 9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.

The event, in 1949, occurred when the Arab-Israeli armistice agreements were signed between Israel and neighboring countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Transjordan and Syria between February 24th and July 20th, 1949. Who would have thought that the people of Israel would be returned to the world stage as a nation after almost 19 centuries of absence? All this time, her territory had remained a wilderness for all occupants over the centuries, until the day when the Jewish people returned to these places to bring divine blessing on these lands, which are now the richest in the world.

 

When it came, by the Holy Spirit, into my spirit, that each Tetrad was linked to the fulfillment of a prophecy, I first thought that Isaiah’s prophecy just mentioned above, but this was one year prior to the Tetrad! Instead, I have found one which matches the exact date of the Tetrad, the prophecy of Ezekiel in Ezekiel 36:

1 Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord. 2 Thus saith the Lord God; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession! 3 Therefore prophesy and say: Thus saith the Lord God; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people. 4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about;

5 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.

6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen. 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame. 8 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come. 9 For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:. 10 And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded11 And I will multiply upon you man and bbeast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel; and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of men.

22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. 23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. 24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. (Ezek. 36:1-12, 22-24)

 

          

In 1950, the Knesset (Israeli parliament) passed the Law of Return that gives every Jew the right to immigrate to Israel.

  • Israel
  • Territories conquered by Israel during the 6-Day War

 

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks.

  1. 2) The 1967/1968 Tetrad: fulfillment of Daniel's prophecy

The second Tetrad of the same century, in 1967/1968 (note that the previous ones were separated by four centuries) after the Six-Day War, allowed the Jews to reclaim East Jerusalem, the Old City of the Jewish quarter, which is ancient Jerusalem. This war is not only important for Jerusalem, but it is also fulfills Daniel’s great prophecy concerning the second phase of the seven weeks of years, the 49 biblical years (seen in the second argument).

As a reminder, Daniel's prophecy in Chapter 9:25 says:

It was after the conquest of the old city of East Jerusalem during the Six-Day War that Ben Gurion (who had declared the independence of the state of Israel) spoke these words: “Now we control Jerusalem, which implies a very important event. One of the first things we have to do is to build neighbourhoods, Jewish settlements in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. If there are empty Arab houses, we will put Jews in them. This process is also extensible in Hebron. I am convinced that people will want to go there …”

  1. 3) The 2014/2015 Tetrad: Daniel's prophecy→ covenant of the Antichrist and construction of the Third Temple

This exceptional event will occur only once in the twenty-first century and, as we observed in relation to the previous two Tetrads, we can expect a momentous occurrence in 2014/2015. This event will necessarily be related to Israel, which is confirmed by the Scriptures, and with conviction, we can also add that it will coincide with the fulfillment of one of Daniel’s prophecies regarding the end times. The prophecy definitely speaks of its third phase (seen in the second argument), which is the appearance of the Antichrist who will sign the covenant with Israel. This will mark the beginning of the 70th week.

And the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city (Jerusalem) and the sanctuary (the Third Temple), and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. (Dan. 9:26-27)

Several reasons contribute to this scenario:

1) Firstly, the next Tetrad has the exact same exceptional phenomenon characteristics; these are not only rare, but they will also be accompanied by a major event in connection with Israel, adding more relevance to the realization of biblical prophecy.

 

2) Daniel's prophecy of the 70th week is the last of the remaining weeks, in other words, the third phase of this prophecy. It should necessarily follow the second phase of 49 years (or 7 weeks) that result in “the Day of Christ.”

 

3) This prophecy is the only one that fits perfectly with the chronology, because in the middle of this week, the desolation announced by Daniel will be fulfilled. To be certain, the Antichrist will annex Jerusalem, and will sit in the Temple to commit this desolation. This rests on the realization of the reconstruction of the Third Temple (which I will address shortly), and is precisely what must be included in the covenant proposed by this Evil One, spoken of by the prophecy – thereby marking the beginning of this final week.

 

4) It can only be an important event in connection with the fig tree (Israel). Note, this event can, in no way, refer to the Return of Jesus Christ on earth, as some erroneously speculated about the Rapture in 2008. The year 2008 has passed; thus we can conclude that 2015 will not yet be the Return of Christ on earth. There is still, however, a fulfillment of God's Word about the people of Israel that should not be forgotten: the construction of the Third Temple. Its implementation appears in a previous covenant, which will be the covenant of the Antichrist announced in Daniel's prophecy. Considering this coherent result, the work on the Third Temple should begin in late 2015, or early 2016, and is likely to last about two years.

Recap: During the previous two Tetrads, a major event took place, and a prophecy was fulfilled – both in relation to Israel; the same will apply for the 2014/2015 Tetrad.

 

 

 

 

Tetrads

Events

Prophecies

1949/1950

Israel became a nation again in one day

Isaiah 66:5-8

1950 law passed by the Knesset allowing any Jew to immigrate to Israel

Ezekiel 36

1967/1968

Conquest of East Jerusalem, the old city called the Jewish Quarter

Daniel 9:25, the 7 weeks - 49 years

2014/2015

Covenant of the Antichrist

Daniel 9:27, the last week of Daniel

 

  1. 4) Another prophecy in Daniel 9:2 that provides the construction completion date of the Third Temple (in support of the argument)

In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. (Dan. 9:2)

Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake! O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies (Dan. 2:17-18).

 

The timeline provides a historical perspective of several periods of 70 years. The most significant is the prophecy starting from the desolation (ruins) of the city of Jerusalem and of the Temple by Nebuchadnezzar (Jer. 39:2, 52:12 ….) in the year  -586/-585, until the completion of the Second Temple in the sixth year of the reign of Darius I, resulting in exactly 70 biblical years = 69 Julian years. But the context given in this prophecy of Daniel Chapter 9 is more about prophetic events of the end times. If observed carefully, the expression ‘desolations’ is in the plural, as if it concerns several desolations to come. The history of Israel has since known several cases of devastation, from the example of Antiochus Epiphanes (sanctuary defiled by sacrificing a pig in 171-165 BC), to the year 70 AD and the destruction of the Second Temple. But the one that corresponds exactly to this prophecy of Daniel, and is the exact replica of the time of Ezra, is this new current period of 70 years. We do know that “The State of Israel was born in 1948 on the ruins of Palestine, which was wiped off the map.” Therefore, if we apply this prophecy to the letter (which involves the reconstruction of the sanctuary [Dan. 9:17]), taking as reference the independence of the state of Israel on May 14th, 1948, we add from this date 70 prophetic (or 69 Julian) years. This gives the completion of the Third Temple in 2017. This prediction is certain, because it fits completely with the rest of the inspired chronology. This is evidence of the Tetrad to come. Another interesting detail is that the First Temple of Solomon took 7 years to build; the one in the time of Ezra, Zerubbabel, and Joshua took about half that time (but it comes short of matching the first) or 3.5 years. It is likely that the Temple to come will require 18 months of building, which corresponds to estimates made by rabbis.

The overall coherence demonstrates that: 2017 - 18 months = end of 2015

In the following, we have the chronology of 70 years, under different biblical times.

Again see : http://www.apocalypse-revelations-bible.com/#!chronologie-en-anglais/c1tre

 Despite political and religious barriers, the Temple of Jerusalem will be rebuilt. Joshua and Zerubbabel experienced opposition from enemies of Judah under Cyrus (Ezra 4:1-6), and today's Orthodox Jews and those who now wish to rebuild the Temple face unsurmountable problems, because no one can change the history of nations and mankind, which has been written in advance. The apparent difficulties will vanish like smoke from a fire as the events come in line with God's timing. Therefore, if the building of the walls of the Second Temple lasted 3 to 4 years, the construction of such a magnitude for the third will last less than two years. This will allow time for the opening of the first five seals and the Antichrist to persecute the converted saints (during the time of the trials or the first half of the Tribulation), as in apostolic times.

 

                      Conclusion of the third conclusive argument:

 

Just as for the previous two Tetrads, the eighth Tetrad announces a major event for Israel that will occur in 2015. The event we are speaking about can only be the reconstruction of the Third Temple, which must come immediately after the covenant of the Antichrist, meaning a few weeks after the Rapture (the exact date will follow later). Starting with the prophecy of Daniel 9:2, concerning the Third Temple after the 70 years ruins, we can know the completion date of the building's construction: 1948 + 69 (prophetic years) = 2017. Starting from this date, we know from construction experts of such buildings, that the work will last a little less than 2 years, which brings us to the date of end 2015 for the covenant of the Antichrist, followed by the construction of the Third Temple.

 

 

  • Fourth conclusive argument: The Feasts of the Lord associated with the Tetrad, brings us closer to that date

In addition to what we have seen previously, there is another feature of the three last Tetrads and the one that is about to happen: eclipses coincide exactly with the days of the Feasts of the Lord.

The Seven Feasts that the Lord God asks the people of Israel to observe each year are listed in the book of Leviticus, Chapter 23. The religious year in Israel begins in the spring, in the month of Nissan; the civil calendar year beginning in the fall, in the month of Tishri. The Seven Feasts of the Lord are celebrated during the first seven months of the religious year: the first three (Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits) take place in the first month (Nissan), while the last three (Festivals of Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles) occur during the seventh month (Tishri). The Feast of Weeks stands (Pentecost) between the first and the last three, exactly 50 days after the offering of the first fruits. Before understanding their meaning, I invite you to observe their place in the Tetrads in conjunction with eclipses.

 

  • The Spanish Inquisition: 1492-1493

 

                         5th TETRAD :

  • Passover, April 2nd, 1493
  • Feast of Tabernacles, September 25th,1493
  • Passover, March 22nd, 1494
  • Feast of Tabernacles, September 15th, 1494

 

 

  • The Arab-Israeli War of 1948-1949 began May 15th, 1948 and ended with the various cease-fire agreements concluded between February and July 1949.

 

                      6th TETRAD :

  • Passover, April 13th, 1949
  • Feast of Tabernacles, October 7th, 1949
  • Passover, April 2nd, 1950
  • Feast of Tabernacles, September 26th, 1950

 

  • The Six-Day War in 1967: Recovery of East Jerusalem (from the West Bank) with the old city (ancient Jerusalem).

 

 

                  7th TETRAD :

  • First day of the Passover, April 24th, 1967
  • First day of the Feast of Tabernacles, October 18th, 1967
  • First day of the Passover, April 13th, 1968
  • First day of the Feast of Tabernacles, October 6th, 1968

 

                 8th and last TETRAD of the century for the past 2,000 years, in 2014/2015

1) Total Lunar Eclipse: APRIL 14th, 2014

         1ST Day of Passover

               PESACH

2) Total Lunar Eclipse: OCT. 8th, 2014

          1ST Day of the Feast of Tabernacles

                SUCCOT

    Total Solar Eclipse: MARCH 20th, 2015

           PURIM was on MARCH 5th

 

3) Total Lunar Eclipse: APRIL 4th, 2015

          1ST Day of the Passover

              PESACH

 

     Partial Solar Eclipse: SEPT. 13th, 2015

               Feast of Trumpets

               ROCH HASHANA

 

4) Total Lunar Eclipse: SEPT. 28th, 2015

          PURIM was on MARCH 5th

 

 

4 Blood Moons (lunar eclipses) + 2 Suns turned to darkness (solar eclipses). The signs in the heavens are perfectly correlated with the Feasts of the Lord!

 

The Seven Feasts of the Lord given to the Jewish people all have a spiritual meaning in connection with the Manifestation of Christ in history. The Old Testament gives a vision of the Person of the Son of God, of His Work, and of His Kingdom as an introduction to the New Testament.

Here is a short summary of these feasts:

The Lord demanded that His people observe Seven solemn Feasts:

The first Spring Feasts describe the First Coming of Jesus:

  • The Passover was a Jewish commemorative festival representing the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, and it is not a coincidence that His foretold death happened during Passover (the fourteenth day of the first month). Jesus died at Passover; this feast begins on the evening of the fourteenth day and lasts until the evening of the 15th day of the month of Nissan. He ate the Passover (the passover lamb) with His disciples on the night before His death. At that time, He was the only one to know He was the Lamb of God, given as a sacrifice to atone for the sins of the world.
  • The Feast of Unleavened Bread: This feast comes immediately after the Passover on the evening of the 15th of Nissan and coincides with when Jesus broke the (unleavened) bread with His disciples for the last time, establishing the Christian Passover by the last supper and announcing His crucifixion and burial (Luke 22:7, 19). Jesus was buried on the day of that festival (the 15th day of the 1st month) at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, which lasts one week. Its spiritual significance speaks of our communion with Christ, “the Unleavened Bread”, for a life of holiness.

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Rom. 6:4)

  • The Feast of First Fruits: foreshadows Jesus' resurrection. Christ was raised that same day of the festival, meaning the day after the weekly Sabbath, the first day of the week (Matt. 28:1; Mark 16:9). In addition, the Scriptures (1 Cor.15:20) present Christ as the first fruit of those who have died (the first day of the week following the weekly Sabbath included in the Days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread).
  • The Feast of Pentecost: The Feast of Weeks or of Harvest begins 50 days after that day (Lev. 23:15-16), which is the day of Pentecost, and corresponds to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit promised by Jesus for all of His disciples, to form the true Church, the Body of Christ.

Data relating to the Passover in Year 33

14 Nissan in the Julian calendar

Year

Day & onth

Day of the week

29

17th of April

Sunday

30

7th of April

Friday?

31

27th of March

Tuesday

32

14th of April

Monday

33

3rd of April

Friday

34

23rd of March

Tuesday

 

Hebrew calendar

Hours

Events

Julian calendar

Thursday, 13 Nissan

18 - 24

 

 

 

24 -   6

 

Thursday, April 2nd

 

  6 - 12

Passover preparation

 

 

12 - 15

 

 

 

15 - 18

Peter (washing of the feet)

 

Friday, 14 Nissan

18 - 24

Passover

 

 

24 -   6

Sanhedrin trial

Friday, April 3rd

 

  6 - 12

Pilate trial

 

 

12 - 15

Unusual  darkness

1st day

 

 

15 - 18

Death of Jesus

(lunar eclipse)

Saturday, 15 Nissan

18 - 24

The Great Sabbath

 

 

24 -   6

 

Saturday, April 4th

 

  6 - 12

 

2nd day

 

 

12 - 15

 

 

 

15 - 18

 

 

Sunday, 16 Nissan

18 - 24

 

 

 

24 -   6

Resurrection

Sunday, April 5th

 

  6 - 12

 

Dawn of the 3rd day

 

 

12 - 15

 

The Julian calendar counts days from midnight to midnight, while the Jews count from nightfall. The Passover on Friday 14th of Nissan therefore begins after sunset until around 6 p.m. The time period from 6 p.m. to midnight belongs to Thursday, April 2nd.

Following the foregoing, the Spring Feasts of the Lord were all experienced in Christ’s humanity at His First Coming: Jesus was crucified in April 33 AD in the month of Nissan on the Day of Passover, etc. We can therefore expect with certainty that the second time Christ comes, He will carry out the remaining Fall Feasts in His humanity. Let me reiterate that these feasts were all established in the divine perspective of revealing the Person of the Only Begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ.

In Isaiah the Prophet’s words:

 …add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices. (Isa. 29:1)

The three remaining Fall Feasts will be fully accomplished during His Second Coming, in two stages in the seventh Jewish month (Tishri) in accordance with the divine calendar:

 

  • The Feast of Trumpets, the first day of the seventh month (Tishri) is the Jewish New Year. This festival is called Rosh Hashanah, but is mainly known as the Feast of Trumpets. It has a dual spiritual significance: first, for the Church; it is associated with the Rapture, when the Bride meets with the Bridegroom (see study of Trumpets, Part IV, in 1 Thess. 4:15-16; 1 Cor. 15:50-52; Num. 10:1-7; Rev.1:10, 4:1). Then, for Israel; it will be fulfilled in the future gathering of the Jewish people at the end times, after the events (Isaiah 27:13). This is ultimately convening God's people to both events at specified times.

 

  • The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur): on the tenth day of the seventh month. Its distinctive prophetic sign focuses on the humiliation and repentance of the people of Israel, for rejecting their Messiah 2,000 years ago. This event will be the prelude to the outbreak of the Second Coming of Christ to earth, and the establishment of His Kingdom. This feast will therefore mark the end of the Great Tribulation, and of the 70th week of Daniel.

 

  • The Feast of Tabernaclesor Harvest Festival: on the fifteenth day of the seventh month. This celebration has primarily a commemorative nature (Lev. 23.40-43) to celebrate the release of the people out of Egypt, taking on its prophetic aspect by the restoration of His people following the Battle of Armageddon, and will inaugurate God's Great Sabbath rest during the Messiah's reign on earth for 1,000years.

Reverting to the Festival that concerns us, namely the Feast of Trumpets: know that it is associated with its symbolic meaning of the Advent of Christ as the Bridegroom coming to meet His Bride.

This is the glorious event in the Bible describing the last days of hope for Christians for the Church (and it is terribly sad that some only consider it as a symbol). This is why we can say with confidence, that since we now know, by the previous argument, the year and month of the Rapture, it is possible for us to define the event a day away. We emphasize strongly that the Bible speaks of a day that no one knows and that it is, as we have seen in Chapter 1, “the Day of the Lord” in its phase of the Return of Jesus on earth. For the other events, we have all the elements to place them accurately in the chronology. The first three arguments, without a doubt, predict the date of this exceptional event, “the Day of Christ” as September 2015. The sacred calendar shows us the exact day in which the Feast of Trumpets will take place. In 2015, the Feast of Trumpets is scheduled between September 13th (twilight) and the evening of September 15th (on the seventh month of the Jewish calendar known as Tishri). The days of the divine (or scriptural) calendar always begin at sunset, the night before the secular day. Thus, all holiday observances begin at sunset, with the next day as the first day of the feast. Divine (or scriptural) calendar days finish at sundown. This wonderful revelation is confirmed by the following evidence that we will examine in detail.

 

  • Fifth conclusive argument for “the Day of Christ”

Readjustment of the Gregorian calendar relative to the seven weeks of Daniel’s prophecy

 

We know that in the second phase of Daniel´s prophecy, the 49 years should begin from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks. (Dan. 9:25)

Again, the declaration that was made, which relates to this prophecy is summarized below:

During Levi Eshkol’s rule in Israel on June 8th, 1967, just a few hours after the Israeli army had taken Jerusalem, Ben Gurion stated: “Now we control Jerusalem, which implies a very important event. One of the first things we have to do is to build neighbourhoods, Jewish settlements in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. If there are empty Arab houses, we will put Jews in them. This process is also extensible to Hebron. I am convinced that people will want to go there……” In September 1967, Shimon Peres wrote the outlines of the policies to be applied within the party he had created with his mentor Ben Gurion. Peres had then encouraged the construction of neighbourhoods to the north, south and east of Jerusalem, and added: “places that have been abandoned in 1948 will be renovated” and it was done.

As we have noted in the second phase, if we apply the prophecy to the letter, it is surely the date “since the release of the word …” by Ben Gurion which is to be taken into account and not the decree written by Shimon Peres. We will retain therefore, that the seven weeks of Daniel’s prophecy began the 8th of June 1967; we must add to this date 49 years (seven weeks of prophetic years).

A small calculation will allow us to define the day of the Rapture of the Church more accurately.

49 prophetic years = 49 x 360 (days / year) = 17,640 days

From June 8th, 1967, we must add 17,640 days to arrive at the first intermediate result.

This gives us the following calculation: from June 8th (in the daytime) until the end of the year, there are 21.5 remaining days in June. Add these 21.5 days to 31 days in July + 31 in August + 30 in September + 31 in October + 30 in November + 31 in December, for a total of 205.5 days for the year 1967 that we deduct from 17,640. Hence, 17,640 – 205.5 = 17,434.5 days to count down before arriving at the result. Since a Julian year is 365.2422 days / year (counting leap years), how many Julian years do we have in 17,434.5 days? (See chart below).

Days /year

Years

Remaining days till 17,640

Number of years

205.5

1967          June 8th

17,434.5

1

365.2422

1968

17,068.7578

2

365.2422

1969

16,703.5156

3

365.2422

1970

16,338.2734

4

365.2422

1971

15,973.0312

5

365.2422

1972

15,607.789

6

365.2422

1973

15,242.5468

7

365.2422

1974

14,877.3046

8

365.2422

1975

14,512.0624

9

365.2422

1976

14,146.8202

10

365.2422

1977

13,781.578

11

365.2422

1978

13,416.3358

12

365.2422

1979

13,051.0936

13

365.2422

1980

12,685.8514

14

365.2422

1981

12,320.6092

15

365.2422

1982

11,955.367

16

365.2422

1983

11,590.1248

17

365.2422

1984

11,224.8826

18

365.2422

1985

10,859.6404

19

365.2422

1986

10,494.3982

20

365.2422

1987

10,129.156

21

365.2422

1988

9,763.9138

22

365.2422

1989

9,398.6716

23

365.2422

1990

9,033.4294

24

365.2422

1991

8,668.1872

25

365.2422

1992

8,302.945

26

365.2422

1993

7,937.7028

27

365.2422

1994

7,572.4606

28

365.2422

1995

7,207.2184

29

365.2422

1996

6,841.9762

30

365.2422

1997

6,476.734

31

365.2422

1998

6,111.4918

32

365.2422

1999

5,746.2496

33

365.2422

2000

5,381.0074

34

365.2422

2001

5,015.7652

35

365.2422

2002

4,650.523

36

365.2422

2003

4,285.2808

37

365.2422

2004

3,920.0386

38

365.2422

2005

3,554.7964

39

365.2422

2006

3,189.5542

40

365.2422

2007

2,824.312

41

365.2422

2008

2,459.0698

42

365.2422

2009

2,093.8276

43

365.2422

2010

1,728.5854

44

365.2422

2011

1,363.3432

45

365.2422

2012

998.101

46

365.2422

2013

632.8588

47

365.2422

2014

267.6166

48

268.12

2015

 

49

17,640

 

 

 

 

We have the first result that clearly indicates 2015 as the reference year. We still need to see what 268.12 days adds to in 2015.

Data for the year 2015

JAN

31 days

FEB

28 days

MAR

31 days

APR

30 days

MAY

31 days

JUNE

30 days

JULY

31 days

AUG

31 days

SEP

25.12 days

TOTAL

268.12 days

 

Hence, the 268.12th day falls between September 25th and the 26th. So we think, but that doesn’t correspond with Rosh Hashanah… Well, therein lies the miracle of God… After this, the Holy Spirit immediately prodded me to check the Gregorian calendar, and to my amazement, this is what I found:

Although the 13-day gap between the Julian and the Gregorian calendar may appear minimal on the overall scale of time, it takes on great significance when you consider it in the light of our calculation.

As I stated earlier in my first demonstration relating to the first 6,000 years, the Julian calendar is behind the Gregorian calendar. There was actually a 10-day discrepancy between the two calendars when the Gregorian one was introduced in 1582. Given that century years are not normally leap years in the Gregorian calendar, the gap in the Julian calendar has increased by a day every century, except at the turning of the late sixteenth and twentieth century. The difference has somewhat been adjusted over the centuries such that the current gap in calendars is 13 days. It therefore appears clearly that, had Pope Gregory’s decision (under the enemy’s instigation) not altered the Gregorian calendar, June 8th, 1967 would in fact be May 27th, 1967.

In the light of this 13-day discrepancy, let’s deduct the day when God stopped the sun and moon in the middle of the sky (Josh. 10: 13-14).

September 25th and 26th – 13 days (+1) = September 13th and 14th, 2015 which falls precisely during the Feast of Rosh Hashanah.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_calendar

Conclusion: Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Feast of Trumpets, will be held between dusk on September 13th and the evening of September 15th in year 2015. It will take place during the partial solar eclipse. The seven weeks of years of Daniel’s prophecy will be completed between September 13th (around dusk) and midnight on September 14th, the day the Lord returns for His Bride without blemish or fault, that is the real universal Church. We notice that 24 latent hours occur between two days, which could suggest that God wanted it that way to avoid offending those who adamantly hold to Matthew 24:36. After all, what cannot be known is the time and day; but this demonstration has shown that one can know the month and year. The suspense of time can be explained; all of the elected Christians will be removed at the same time, but each in his own time zone depending on where he is on earth at that moment. The suspense of the day lies in the fact that the date is positioned between two days, September 13th and 14th, 2015. Know that “God considers the days begin in the evening at sunset (Gen. 1:5; Ex. 12:18; Lev. 23:32), whereas in our calendars, the days begin at midnight …” Be prepared! Glory to God!

One can also calculate as follows:

49 biblical years are 360 x 49 = 17,640 biblical days or 17,640

49 Julian years = 365.2422 x 49 = 17,896.86

There is a difference of 17,896.86 – 17,640 = 256.86 days

Simply deduct these 257 days from June 8th, 2016 (49 years after the date of June 8th, 1967, month to month and day to day), which gives us:

Years

Months

Number of days / months

Nb of days remaining to 257 days

2016

June

8,5

248,5

2016

May

31

217,5

2016

April

30

187,5

2016

March

31

156,5

2016

February

29

127,5

2016

January

31

96,5

2015

December

31

65,5

2015

November

30

35,5

2015

October

31

4,5

TOTAL

 

252,5

 

2015

SEPTEMBER

30 (-)4, 5                            is september 25/26

(-) 13 Gregorian  days  (+)1 day (Josh. 10: 13-14)  =  13/14 september.

 

Partial solar eclipse of September 13th, 2015 (forecast)

 

VI)    Sixth conclusive argument: Joel's prophecy confirms the Tetrad and reveals “the Day of Christ” and “the Day of the Lord” in the phase of the appearance of the Antichrist.

 

  1. 1) The prophecy of Joel 2:30-31

And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke;

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible Day of the Lord come.

This extraordinary prophecy concerning the next Tetrad carries a double impact, in that the Day of the Lord will begin immediately after the Day of Christ (the Rapture). We will see how it reveals to us the day of the manifestation of “the Day of Christ” and the time of the appearance of the Antichrist as an event of “the Day of the Lord.” It is clear that this will happen before these two signs:

1) a sun in darkness (eclipse).

2) a blood moon (lunar eclipse).

Joel’s prophecy remarkably confirms the phenomenon of the 2015 Tetrads, and in particular the one on September 13th and 14th, 2015 (partial solar eclipse) on the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), which are assimilated to the Rapture. Meanwhile, the red moon before the Day of the Lord corresponds to September 28th (total lunar eclipse) which is the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). This Tetrad has two total lunar eclipses in 2014 followed by the same phenomenon in 2015, plus two solar eclipses of which one is total. Let me remind you that such an event in conjunction with the Jewish Feasts will not happen again for five centuries. But, what is important to us in the particularity of this rare phenomenon - demonstrating this fifth argument - is that the final two eclipses of this Tetrad are in perfect harmony with Joel's prophecy.

 

  1. 2) The two eclipses demonstrate two distinct advents = signs in the sky, marking the beginning of “the Day of the Lord.”
  • The solar eclipse of September 13th is the 1st sign in the sky before “the Day of the Lord” as mentioned in Joel's prophecy, and this sign is “the Day of Christ” which is, by definition, the Day of the Coming of Christ for the Rapture of the Church.

 

  • The lunar eclipse of September 28th is the 2nd sign before “the Day of the Lord,” and corresponds to the appearance on the world stage of the Man of Sin or the Antichrist.

Before discussing these two advents, we will revert to the specific context of Paul’s two letters to the Thessalonians. I must confess the difficulty (greater than expected) I encountered with this studyas I was expecting a confirmation from the Lord regarding its interpretation. Indeed, in Volume 2 (pp. 95 and 96), I issued two possibilities as to the meaning of the word ‘apostasy’ because of its Greek root, but mostly because 2 Thessalonians 2:2 has been mistranslated in half of the existing versions. It is after much prayer and research that I was given insight as to the true meaning of these verses, as the Lord also wanted to support my ministry for the teaching of the Scriptures related to the end times. As soon as I received the confirmation of the correct translation of verse 2, things became clear. In fact, some versions translate the day of Kyrios (of the Lord) instead of the day of Kristos (Christ), which changes the whole context of this Scripture, rich in meaning.

 

When we do extensive reading of the Epistles to the Thessalonians, the first epistle gives us a description of the Rapture of the Church, while the second epistle focuses on the characteristic signs that must precede the Day of Christ. With regard to the explanations of these two signs, refer to Part 1, IV.3 of this book. What must be understood is that these two signs: apostasy + the first appearance of the Antichrist, will trigger the imminent coming of Christ in “the Day of Christ” (the Rapture of the Church). This event will in turn prompt the coming of the Antichrist on the world scene. Joel's prophecy allows us to determine the exact moment.

 

The most amazing thing is that each of these two advents corresponds to a particular sign in the sky, described in Joel 2:30-31, as they both belong to the manifestation of the beginning of “the Day of the Lord.”

And I will show signs in heavens, the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible Day of the Lord.

Using what the Lord has deigned to reveal to me, we shall see that these two signs in the sky are closely related to two factors triggering “the Day of the Lord.” As these signs (referenced in this verse of Joel) must occur before “the Day of the Lord,” we can better understand the meaning of the prophecy once we have determined which sign relates to which event.

First, the sun will turn into darkness akin to the partial solar eclipse, scheduled in September 13th, 2015. This must correspond to the eve of the Rapture (almost to the day), because that date is the appointment with the Feasts of the Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) which will take place from dusk on September 13th until the evening of September 15th, 2015.

Similarly, let’s now focus on the second fact beginning “the Day of the Lord,” which is the second appearance of the Antichrist (the term False Christ would be more appropriate, and if necessary, refer to the explanation of these two appearances in Part I) related to the other sign in the sky when (Joel 2:30-31) ... the moon (turns) into blood, before the great and terrible Day of the Lord. This verse is to be taken in parallel with the second appearance of the False Christ.

Summary of the two appearances of the Antichrist, 2 Thessalonians 2

1st appearance:... for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the Man of Sin is revealed, the Son of Perdition. (v.3)

“First” (“auparavant” in the French Bible) indicates the sign prior to “the Day of Christ” cited in verse 2.

2nd appearance: 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. He who now restrains him, as mentioned before, is identified as the person of the Holy Spirit, who is the Only One who can restrain evil. But when the Holy Spirit will be raptured (v.7), the ungodly will appear (reappear: second appearance).

In reading these verses carefully, while considering all the conditions, the two appearances of the Antichrist appear clearly. The first time, before the Rapture of the Church, as disclosure of the Antichrist, and the second time, as a leader capable of resolving all problems. We must not forget that when “the Day of the Lord” is manifested by “the Day of Christ” (the Rapture of the Church), sudden deprivation will strike all the inhabitants of the earth. Why? Because millions of Christians will have disappeared.

It is clearly stated that the Man of Sin, or the Wicked Man is evil incarnate in the person of the Antichrist (the One who is against Christ), and not the “AnteChrist” (before the Christ) as it is written in some French versions of the bible.

It remains to be seen that the manifestation of the Man of Sin is related to the second sign in the sky, reported as the red moon in Joel 2:31. Knowing that evidence was given demonstrating that the first sign is the First Coming of Christ, we can infer that the second sign will relate to the second appearance of the Antichrist. Here are several arguments in support of this:

 

1) Argument (a): a major and unusual global advent will manifest the Antichrist. We know that this character will try to impersonate Christ as a False Christ. At the beginning of his time on earth, the False Christ will display all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders. His entry has to be a monumental worldwide event, calling attention to himself.

The only event that fits perfectly with this situation will “be Day of the Lord” caused by “the Day of Christ.” Indeed, the Rapture of the Church will lead the entire world into chaos in all areas, including social anarchy and the collapse of the world’s financial markets. A state of emergency will be declared in all nations, and disoriented politicians will panic. I stand strong behind my predictions. It is obvious that this uncontrollable situation cannot last without another interfering event, and within a few days (15 days), this will occur. At that moment, the Antichrist will take advantage of this general chaos to reappear as the Savior of the situation with a new operating system: “globalization”.

 

2) Argument (b): The stock market crash of 2008 supports this assertion.

On September 28th, 2008, the market crash caused a dramatic drop of 777 points on Wall Street. As we know, this event led to the crisis we are currently experiencing. The Holy Spirit reminded me that, as a German Christian had prophesied 25 to 30 years ago, the world would experience seven “fat” years, followed by seven “lean” years. Immediately, I thought of verifying this information and discovered that, seven years before, in the same month (September 2001), euro banknotes and coins had arrived in the State banks of Europe.

 

Hence, as a result of the euro territory, the world experienced an extraordinary economic boom during 7 years until September 2008, when the stock market crash led to seven lean years, which should end in September 2015. A general bankruptcy of the financial system will follow that will result in globalization, with the appearance of the Antichrist on September 29th, 2015.

 

As there are 3 x 7 years relating to the 777 points, this means that globalization will last 7 years, as will the Tribulation... We have to realize that the written warning of God's hand on the wall of King Belshazzar's banquet hall (Dan. 5:25) holds a meaning for us today. The inscription read: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN.

Here is the interpretation of the words: MENE: God has numbered the days of your kingdom and ended it. TEKEL: You have been weighed in the scale and you have been found wanting. PARSIN: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and the Persians. (Dan. 5:26-28)

Pastor Berggren pointed out that, according to David Flynn’s book Temple at the Centre of Time, the words that were written on the wall are also monetary values.

You can also see this in the NASB Bible notes.

MENE is a mina normally worth 50 shekels of silver.

TEKEL is another word for shekel.

PARSIN is a half-shekel. The shekel is 20 Gerah.

Together, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN equal 2,520 Gerahs, which is the exact number of days in a prophetic week of years, or seven years!

Globalization should take place 7 years after the ‘777 inscription’ was placed on Wall Street's wall on September 29th, 2008, which takes us to September 29th, 2015.

If we correlate these events, with the lunar eclipse forecasted on September 28th, 2015, the Antichrist would emerge and his globalizationwould be established on the next day, i.e. September 29th, 2015. This cannot be due to chance, because all the events coincide with the dates of September 2015. In addition, if we take into account Joel's prophecy, we have our 5th argument which is articulated in the following configuration:

1) The first sign in the sky, September 13th, 2015: A solar eclipse is due to appear one day before “the Day of Christ” (the Rapture) on September 14th or 15th, 2015.

 

2) The second sign in the sky, September 28th, 2015: A total lunar eclipse is also due to appear one day only before “the Day of the Lord”, presenting another feature: the appearance of the Antichrist on the world scene. At that time the first seal will be opened on: September 29th, 2015.

3) Argument (c): The symbolic meaning of the eclipses

It is interesting to note that the two eclipses of September 2015 are very different in nature. The sun provides light as the image of Christ who is The true Light (John 1:9) and gives life; while the moon is only a reflection and provides no light of itself: it merely imitates the rays from the Sun, like the devil. Moreover, the moon is blood red like every evil crime that has spilled the blood of innocents.

 

1° The partial solar eclipse symbolizes the light that will benefit a number of Christians only. The Rapture only pertains to the sanctified, pure and spotless saints who rely entirely on the atoning sacrifice of Christ, clothed in immaculate garments, washed in the blood of the Lamb (Rev. 7:14) and wearing fine linen, which is the righteousness of the saints (Rev. 19:8).

 

2° The blood red lunar eclipse is total, which means that the whole world will be tested by “the Day of the Lord” and the manifestation of the Antichrist. The nations, the prostitute, the religious Babylon, the harlot’s mother, and the great Babylon shall be submitted to the judgment that God will enact by apocalyptic events. At the same time, the elected saints converted during the Tribulation and Israel will be persecuted by the Antichrist and the False Prophet.

 

 

VII)       Seventh conclusive argument: John´s vision of the 6th seal confirms everything.

You must have noticed that there is another verse in the Bible that refers to the same phenomenon, Revelation 6:12:

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake, the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the entire moon became as blood.

Contrary to what some may believe, the Apostle John does not mention Joel’s prophecy to describe what he sees in his vision at all, but he seeks to draw attention to a similar sign in the sky that will recur for another event of great magnitude.

Revelation 6:12 relates to the sixth seal, which is a later period than the one we have just examined. I hope you have noticed that I am not satisfied with making mere assumptions and that I have always strived to present supporting arguments - even confirmations for what I write - so that you have the opportunity to give glory to God for His revelation. I did an indepth research on the basis of what the Holy Spirit had revealed to me in the inspired interpretation of the book of Revelation. As mentioned in Part VI (Volume 1 and 2) that the 6th seal was located mid-way through the last week of Daniel, which brings us to early 2019 from the Rapture in September 2015. The great thing is that in January, there will be a partial solar eclipse and a total lunar eclipse, just as the verse indicates when only the moon will be full and not the sun.

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal; and there was a great earthquake, the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the entire moon became as blood ...

 

PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

January 6th, 2019

 

 

15 days separate the two eclipses in 2019, the same for 2015

 

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

January 21st, 2019

 

 

These indications show that the army of the beast (Europe and its Western allies), symbolized by the great earthquake (see Volume 2, the opening of the 6th seal), will begin its stand and march against Israel 3 years and 3 months after the Rapture (from September 2015 to January 2019). The invasion will last three months, because in the middle of the last week of Daniel (3 years and 6 months after its beginning), the Antichrist will break the covenant to commit his abominations in the newly rebuilt Temple (Dan. 9:27; Matt.24:15; Thess.2:2, 4).

 

  • Another feature of the phenomenon: the total lunar eclipse of January 21st, 2019 will be seen especially in Israel and Egypt.

Now the question that may arise is this: Why is the solar eclipse partial while the moon's is total? Is there a causal link? Yes, there is, and not only in 2015; this phenomenon is also reproduced in 2019, at regular intervals, 15 days from each other. This cannot be due to chance for the probability of this happening is very slim. From September 13th, 2015 (partial solar eclipse) to September 28th, 2015 (full blood moon), there are 15 days. Similarly from January 6th, 2019 (partial solar eclipse) to January 21st (full blood moon), the interval is also 15 days. Before proceeding to the next conclusive argument, aided by the Holy Spirit in this mystery of God, we can already confirm that September 2015 is really the date of release of all these events. Both phenomena reported in Scripture as signs in the heavens correspond to the same time as the chronology of the days until Daniel's last week!

Some could argue that in this case the Rapture could happen in 2019 rather than in 2015. This is simply not possible due to the five arguments already presented in detail, but also by the fact that the phenomenon is recorded in the Bible in two different contexts, namely: the first in Joel 2:32 as referring to the signs before the great and terrible Day of the Lord ...,” and the second context at the beginning of the sixth seal (Rev. 6:12), which is not before the Day of the Lord, but is the beginning of the day of wrath during “the Day of the Lord.”

The difference between these terms is explained in Volume 2, Part IV, and Part II of this book. To summarize, “the Day of Wrath” begins during the 6th seal, at the end of the first period of Tribulation. This happens to be in “the Day of the Lord.” It is divided in several phases which immediately begin the day after the Rapture (1st and 2nd seal). Even if you do not quite understand the full meaning of these definitions, it remains true that the context is explicit enough to recognize that one is before the Day of the Lord and the other is in the Day of the Lord (almost mid-Tribulation of 7 years). Therefore, there should be no confusion in dates.

Revelation 6:12 relating to 2019 eclipses in the middle of the 70th week constitutes the 7th conclusive argument. It is perfectly consistent with the chronology of the end times, and at the same time, confirms the prophecy of Joel 2:30-31. We must remove 3.5 years (going backwards) to get to September 2015. There are further similarities between the phenomena for two different major events, each in its respective date, to eliminate all fortuity.

 

VIII)      Other evidence that lend support to the year of events

 

  • The “final generation” gives further evidence to situate the events of the end times.

         It is said in Matthew 24:32-35 that:

 

32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh.

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34 Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

 

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away…

 

The Lord calls us out and asks us to focus our attention on Israel (the fig tree) and to consider the progress of prophecies, in the wake of events showing the signs of His Coming. In verse 34, He says that the current generation - since the declaration of the independence of Israel (1948) - will not pass away until all this happens. Let us consider now Psalm 90:10.

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.

 

Taken literally, 75 years as an average for a generation and 75 years in biblical or prophetic years are 74 Julian years, hence, 1948 + 74 = 2022. At the end of 2022, all survivors of the apocalyptic events will witness the Return of Jesus on earth. This demonstrates, once again, the dating of “the Day of Christ:” 2022-7 years (the last week of Daniel) = the year 2015.

 

  • The 2-year mistake in the Julian calendar + 1 year for the year 0, that does not exist, is another argument in itself.

 

The fact that we have a gap of 2 years in the Julian calendar + 1 year explained by the second conclusive argument of the 70 weeks of Daniel means that 2015 will, in reality, be 2012. This is why the Mayans and others who predicted

 

apocalyptic events were not entirely wrong. However, as I do not give credit to predictions other than those in the Bible, I have not used predictions by others in my 7 conclusive arguments.

  • Further astounding evidence: the year of the Antichrist’s birth

 

In the next section, you will learn about the identity of the Antichrist in his first appearance.

 

Regarding THE 7 CONCLUSIVE ARGUMENTS:

 

Dear Watchmen, all of these arguments are meant to serve you; my hope is that you will know how to apply them. All 7 conclusive arguments confirm one another and arrive at one conclusion: September 2015. Two of these arguments unequivocally point to the Rapture of the Church. May we realize the extraordinary grace the Lord has given us to prepare for this calling. Like the wise virgins who turned away from earthly things, we must give all our attention to His sure coming, but also realize that the Lord has entrusted us to carry this message to all of God's children around the world. It is extremely regrettable if some have not been convinced by the demonstration of the Spirit of prophecy in these writings; I invite them to seriously examine their hearts. Unfortunately, I do not think that further reading will convince them either. For if this study has not changed their mind, further evidence on the identity of the Antichrist and his appearance will not convince them either. Finally, we can expect that the year 2015 will be a year full of surprises; some will experience the intense joy and gladness of heaven, while others will know fear and anguish on earth. The sequence of events should be the Rapture of the Church in September 2015 that will precede “the Day of the Lord,” followed by the 70th week of Daniel for seven years.

 

PART IV

 

Part IV

 

Predicted dates for other events of the detailed end times’ chronology.

 

The Fall Feasts of the Lord in Leviticus 23 give us other dates besides “the Day of Christ.” We saw in Part II that Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) was associated with the Return of Jesus in the air for His own people, called “the Day of Christ.” And so we can achieve, with all the concordant elements, knowledge of the date of this extraordinary event that is the Rapture of His Church. With the other two remaining Fall Feasts (not yet accomplished), we can also know their dates, precisely because of their meaning, especially when compared to all the detailed evidence in Part II.

 

  • The date of the end of the Tribulation with reference to “the Day of Atonement”

(Yom Kippur)

 

The Fall Festival is scheduled on the tenth day of the seventh month, and by its meaning, we can know the date starting the end of the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation.

The prophetic character of Yom Kippur and the Day of Atonement focuses on Israel's humiliation and repentance, because of the rejection of their Messiah two thousand years ago. This event will be the prelude of the restoration of the remnant of Israel, followed by Christ's Second Coming on earth, and the establishment of His Kingdom. This will define the end of the Great Tribulation of the 70th week of Daniel. Therefore, if we have demonstrated that the four spring festivals have been faithfully carried out during the First Coming of Jesus, additionally that the fifth feast (Rosh Hashanah) is trustworthy in its future prophetic fulfillment, we are then able to determine unfailing evidence of the events relating to the two remaining feasts.

Knowing that Yom Kippur signals the end of the 7-year Tribulation or of the Great Tribulation of 3.5 years, we can also determine its beginning, by considering that the sign of its commencement corresponds to the covenant of the Antichrist for a week of prophetic years, according to Daniel.

Firstly, the date of the end of the Tribulation corresponds to Yom Kippur.

Our starting point is 2015 as the base year of the beginning of “the Day of Christ” to which we add the seven years of the Tribulation (last week of Daniel's 70 weeks): 2015 + 7 = 2022. In 2022, Yom Kippur will falls on October 5th, 2022 of the Jewish calendar.

Secondly, the beginning date of the Tribulation and of the 70th week of Daniel, (and therefore the covenant of the Antichrist regarding Israel): if we subtract 7 prophetic years x 360 days = 2520 days from the date of October 5th, 2022, we obtain the desired goal.

5

Oct

30

Sept

31

Aug

31

July

30

June

31

May

30

April

31

March

28

Feb

31

Jan

                       = 278 days for 2022

2022

278

2021

365

2020

366

2019

365

2018

365

2017

365

2016

366

2015

50

 

2250

                        The 50 days of 2015

           

19 days out of the 30 days of the month of November brings us to

November 11th, 2015.

 

The future covenant of the Antichrist, predicted by the Prophet Daniel (Dan. 9:27), will mark the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel (Tribulation) and should start in Israel on November 11th, 2015, and perhaps at 11 a.m. as this is very likely. Note that this is also a significant date: it marked the end of the World War I by the armistice of November 11th, 1918.

And he (the False Christ) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. (Dan. 9:27)

 

Thirdly, the beginning date of the "Great Tribulation" (the mid-Tribulation): Yom Kippur, or “Day of Atonement” has led us to the date of the covenant of the Antichrist, and the beginning of the Tribulation. The Great Tribulation must start when the contract will be broken, at the end of the 3.5 years. Simply remove 1,260 days from October 5th, 2022 or add 1,260 days to November 11th, 2015 to target that midterm date.

2019

114

 

2018

365

 

2017

365

 

2016

366

 

2015

50

 

1260

 

2019

31

 

28

 

31

 

24

April

114

The 24th of April 2019 marks the beginning of the Great Tribulation of the people of Israel, which means that Israel will first be annexed that day, the Antichrist will commit his abomination described by the Prophet Daniel and confirmed by the Apostle Paul:

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (2 Thess. 2:4)

From the foregoing, now that we have the date and elements deriving from evidence 7, namely the departure of the army of the beast on January 21st, 2019 symbolized by the earthquake in Revelation 6:12 (discussed in Part VI of Volume 2, in connection with the lunar eclipse), we can conclude that it will take about 3 months for the army of the beast to arrive in Israel. Let’s see why.

 

Do not forget that one of the singularities of the Antichrist is to impersonate the true Christ. Moreover, Jesus had prophesied in these terms:

 

I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. (John 5:43)

 

The Jews rejected their King who came in the name of the Father at His First Coming, but they will not reject the False Christ who will claim to be Christ. That is how the Antichrist will be received when he first appears among the Jewish people at the signing of the treaty (the covenant predicted by Daniel), allowing the Temple to be rebuilt. But when he reappears 3.5 years later, the Bible says he will manifest as a conqueror.

 

Once Israel perceives the intentions of this usurper - the beast as being the Assyrian - the Jews will try to resist, and this only for a very short time. The element of surprise will be too great for them (confirmed by Jesus in Matt. 24:15-20), given that Israel will still believe in security through the peace covenant contracted with the Antichrist. In addition, the army of the beast (the Antichrist) will already be in the Middle East as predicted by Daniel (Dan. 11:40); that a nation of the south (probably Iran) will have provoked the king of the North (the beast). Here is another Scripture stating the quickness of this operation on Israel:

Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly. Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire. (Isaiah 29:5-6)

Consequently, if this scenario is confirmed, we see that its reality is already in preparation, much closer than some people imagine (be preapred, for the Lord is coming for His Church).

 

After this brief interlude, let us return to the facts when the Antichrist will swoop down upon the king of the south. It must take place in the last year of the first part of the Tribulation, and that date will be January 21st, 2019, as we have seen previously during the two eclipses prophesied by John (Rev. 6:12). Why? Because in the middle of the 70th week, the Antichrist will have to be in the sanctuary, for the fulfillment of the prophetic Scriptures, to commit the abomination described by Daniel (Dan. 9:27).

 

The army of the beast, which strikes when the nation of the south will be devastated, will turn to Israel for the reason mentioned in the abomination of Daniel, i.e. blaspheming, proclaiming himself as God.

A major conflict will therefore begin. This is caused by a nation of the south, known as the king of the south (Dan. 11:36-41), who will strike the Roman Empire after its restoration by the beast. The king of the north (the beast, the Assyrian) will swoop down on the king of the south with his troops.

The Prophet Daniel specifies that this first intervention will continue until it reaches the territories of Israel and annex Jerusalem, expressed in these words: It will come in the most beautiful country ... What was foretold by Jesus will then be accomplished (Matt. 24:15-20; Mark 13:14-18; Luke 21:20-23).

This inclusion of the Assyrian will not be limited to Samaria, Jerusalem, Judea or even across the country, but will continue thereafter (fifth trumpet) in the same way to Palestine, Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon and all surrounding countries (Ezek. 30:3-9; Dan 11:36-45).

  • The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) allows us to predict the date of Israel's restoration.

 

The people of Israel will be restored after their repentance at Yom Kippur during Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles which, according to the Jewish calendar, falls on the 10th and 11th of October 2022.

 

  • The date of Jerusalem's liberation demonstrated by the 1,290 days of Daniel 12:11

Another date to anticipate is the desolation in the Temple by the Antichrist, lasting 1,290 days from its beginning.

And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. (Dan. 12:11)

Knowing that the Great Tribulation will begin April 24th, 2019 + 1,290 days, which is 30 days after Yom Kippur on October 5th, 2022 = November 10th, 2022; the armies of the beast will have left Jerusalem driven out by the strength of the princes of Judah (Zech.12:5-9, 9:13-16).

  • The beginning of the millennium by the 1,335 days of Daniel 12:12

 

The additional 45 days: Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days! (Dan. 12:12). This date of 45 more days after Jerusalem's deliverance should correspond to the restoration of the people throughout the world, after the great judgment of the survivors of the 7-year Tribulation on earth. This will record the beginning of the Millennium.

November 10th, 2022 + 45 days = December 25th, 2022 = Millennium.

See again the chronologie on the site of the author : http://www.apocalypse-revelations-bible.com/#!chronologie-en-anglais/c1tre

 

PART V

 

Part V

 

Choice of codices and ancient manuscripts:

 

This study of 2 Thessalonians 2:2 addresses the confusion of some manuscripts which differ from the original translation to support the false doctrine of imminence explained in the Part I. As mentioned, the passage in 2 Thessalonians2:2 is crucial to understand the events of the end times (time is running out), because the meaning of the text depends entirely on the expression the Day of Christ or the Day of the Lord. What is certain is that if copyists and translators have ignored the fundamental difference between these two expressions - to the point of confusing them without paying attention - it is certain that the one who acted as the serpent in Eden knew their importance. You will understand how the devil has fought during all these centuries against the Truth by seeking to pervert the sacred Word of God. So much trouble has evolved among the people of God from the introduction of falsehoods in some manuscripts. The Lord saw my strong desire to know the truth of this verse; in His mercy, He gave me the grace to find the answers. This research only confirms the deep convictions that I had received earlier by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

  1. I) Why verse 2 of 2 Thessalonians 2 cannot refer to “the Day of the Lord”

 

1)  “The Day of the Lord,” as mentioned in some versions (Segond, Darby, Tob, etc.), raises a problem of consistency with Scripture. Two signs (apostasy and the appearance of the Antichrist) must be completed before that event. If it refers to the Day of the Lord, it would necessarily establish the beginning. This verse falls in the first phase of the release of the Day of the Lord (i.e. just after the Rapture), and because of the two signs which precede it, apostasy (in the sense of "abandonment of faith") and the Antichrist arriving on the scene, would be in total contradiction with Scripture. This is impossible. Why? Apostasy announced as the “revolt” of some Christians is predicted in the Scripture as one of the strongest signs of the last days in relation to the Church, but not with those converted during the Tribulation. Therein lies a fundamental difference. A careful reading of the following Scriptures (1 Tim. 4:1-3; 2 Tim. 4:3-4; 2 Peter 2:1-3) warns the universal Church that, in the last days, there will be increasing deception. As some Christians are not rooted in the Word of God, false prophets and false teachers will take advantage of the situation. They will slyly introduce false doctrines, and thereby, lead these believers in error, causing a false awakening (which does not come from God). Indeed, spiritual revivals do not necessarily come from God; some are sent by the enemy and lead to apostasy. We should know that God allows this hardship to purify His people, described as the judgment for the purification of the House of God (1 Peter 4:17). It is a divine principle that is seen throughout the Bible (Ezek. 9:6): His righteousness is exercised against all ungodliness beginning with His people, and thereafter with unbelievers (Rom. 1:18). The end times follow the same process: the Church, for the purification of the wise virgins, and apostasy, for the foolish virgins. Afterwards comes the Day of the Lord for the nations (with a period of trials for all inhabitants of the earth, signaled by the first four seals (Rev. 3:10). On one hand, judgment will be administered by the Antichrist against Christians converted during the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation; on the other hand, the selection and sanctification of the Jews, called “the remnant of Israel.” The power of distraction, that soon burst on the scene concerns all peoples of the earth in the Day of the Lord, because they have not loved the truth. However, this doesn't concern the Church, which will be raptured before, or even the believers during the Tribulation, who will not be exposed to apostasy, but to persecution (the fifth seal). It is important to understand this distinction: the apostasy concerns the Church because of the deceitfulness of sin before “the Day of Christ,” similar to the Laodicean church (and not the elected Christians converted during the Tribulation). For these reasons, apostasy is a sign that is mentioned by Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:2-3, which is prior to the main event by the expression “before.” It can only refer to “the Day of Christ” and not “the Day of the Lord.”

2) The manuscripts that appropriate the expression “the Day of the Lord” are accurate. This would thus suppose that the second sign, the Antichrist, would only be revealed after “the Day of Christ” and therefore before “the Day of the Lord.” How is it then that we already know his identity (see Part IV)? Christians wake up! Not only has apostasy become prevalent in these final days (see Volume 2), but the Antichrist has been of this world since 1982, and is on the verge of being revealed. (See disclosures about this in the last part of this book).

3) If the expression “the Day of the Lord” in the context of this verse were correct (2 Thess. 2:2), the Bible would contradict itself; the well-founded difference between the two expressions “the Day of Christ” and “the Day of the Lord” is clearly defined in all of Scripture by many examples (largely developed in my three books).

 

I am deeply convinced that the Lord allowed these things to be accessible to those that take into account the Truth according to godliness as divine principle (Titus 1:1), including this invitation: he who seeks finds, he who asks receives, and it will be opened to him who knocks. But to those whose hearts are not right before Him (who may not be devout in the true sense of the term: humble and sincere), no revelation or manifestation of His grace will be given.

During my research, I came across desperate situations which, in human terms appeared as unsolvable; I found myself up against a wall. However, I can attest to the miraculous manifestation of divine intervention, in many ways, through specific answers to my prayers.

Below is the evidence that the Truth always meets its fair measure of opposition, as if God allows obstacles to make things inaccessible to those who, in their malicious heart, should not receive them. But He does manifest to His children who love Him, and who not wallowing in apathy and who persevere in the Truth.

 

The “Bible de l’Epée” (translated literally, The Bible of the Sword, 1550) in archaic French.

  1. II) What Christians are entitled to know, even more emphatically, need to know about real and fake manuscripts:

 

  • What became of the original New Testament?

 

Rev. James Townley, D.D. states in his Townley's Biblical Literature, Vol.1, 1842: “Original Manuscripts no longer exist, but we have evidence indicating that some of them were preserved for a long time in ancient Christian churches. In the early third century, Tertullian claimed that several Holographs still existed in his time at Corinth, Philippi, Thessalonica, and Rome (From Proescriptionibus, sec. 36). Jerome declared that the Original Gospel of Matthew written in Hebrew was found in the library of Caesarea, founded by Julius Africanus and directed by Pamphile. Epiphanes (310-403) wrote that the Gospel of John and the Acts of the Apostles in Hebrew were kept in the treasury of the Jews in Tiberias. In the 4th century, a bishop of Alexandria named Peter, said that the Gospel of John written by the hand of the apostle was still preserved in the church of Ephesus where he was revered by believers. Frickius suggested that Holographs were preserved in the archives of the early Church, or ‘Tabularia Sacra.’ He believes that Ignatius refers to the archives in his own Epistle to the Philadelphians. Many scholars such as Usher and Dodwell are of the same opinion. The loss or destruction of originals produced the need to collect and compare Greek manuscripts and ancient versions.”

According to the evidence, it would seem that the original manuscripts of the New Testament disappeared during the persecution of Diocletian, which began in the year 303. JM Nicole (Bible translator) tells us that Diocletian dreamed of exterminating Christianity. By four successive edicts, he ordered the destruction of places of worship and sacred books. Cecilian, bishop of Carthage, whose authority was challenged by the Donatists, was suspected to have delivered the Scriptures during this period. Gildas, a former British historian wrote: “The churches were destroyed and all the books of the Holy Scripture were burnt in the streets.” It is possible that some of the originals survived and still exist today, but the Lord has not allowed them to be found; perhaps they are in the hands of textual critics who do not recognize them because of their flaws. The true copies of Holographs were transcribed accurately by faithful Christians led by the Holy Spirit. This text was sometimes called “the Greek Vulgate” (uneducated or common), because it was designed for common people.

The Greek manuscripts used by early Christians were those that God preserved for future generations. These were copied so many times that they began to dominate the few texts that were distorted; to the point that today, 95% of manuscripts are in agreement. Only 5% of New Testament manuscripts show signs of corruption, as Vaticanus and Sinaiticus. The Martin, Ostervald and Épée Bibles agree with the Majority Text (95%) of the Greek Vulgate shown in the Received Text, which itself contains readings of the Original and Authentic texts of the Apostles. Modern versions have abandoned the Majority Text to prostitute themselves in Minority text, but what is worse is that they reject the Received Text of the Reformers. This is the most serious attack ever launched against the Word of God. The New Testament of the Martin, Ostervald and Épée Bibles versions is the product of the sovereign providence of God for His French-speaking people.

The miracle of the composition of the Original Texts consequently ensures their preservation, not of the original manuscripts, but of the Sacred Text. It is entirely impossible that God abandoned his written revelation to the whims of men, and to an uncertain fate after it was written. As the Holy Spirit had directed and guided the sacred writers, He did the same to direct and guide the copyists in their transcriptions of the Originals, and even observed their translations. So says A. R. Kayayan, Director of “Reformed Perspectives” (Revelation and Knowledge of Salvation).

“We cannot conceive of a God who, having completed His Work is disinterested in it permanently. God continues to act in the world to preserve His Work. This action is called Divine Providence.”

We have this promise of The Almighty God who is the source of His Living Word: The words that I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life… (John 6:63); Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away… (Matthew 24:35); …the Word of God cannot be destroyed. (John 10:35).

 

  • The real and fake manuscripts of the New Testament

 

Comparison of Manuscripts

It is nice to have many manuscripts, but are they very different from each other. Do we find evidence of modification through the years?

When comparing all the manuscripts (over 5,250), there are roughly 100,000 variations between them. At first glance, this seems like a huge number, but it includes misspellings, changing the order of words in a sentence, the omission or inclusion of the Greek definite article with proper names, and other minor variations. When all of these minor variations, which do not affect the meaning of a passage, are removed, only about 235 differences have any significance. Of these 235 variations, only 5 may bring into question the authenticity of some of the texts. The five questionable passages are: Mark 16:9-20; Luke 22:20, 43-44, 23:34; and John 7:53 - 8:11.

The New Testament Greek copyists are divided into two origins:

  • 1st Greek corpus: the Majority Text and its Byzantine origins

There are two distinct corpuses of Greek New Testament texts. The first was established from the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, from a tradition we now call “Byzantine.” These are manuscripts from the copyists of the ancient Church of the region of Byzantium (now Turkey), where the first churches were founded in the time of Apostle Paul during the first century of our era. This set is called the “Majority Text,” because there exist many copies that can be compared to each other.

The first scholars who developed the definitive Greek text date back to the sixteenth century. This is the legacy of Cardinal Ximenes of the Spanish school, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Robert Estienne, Theodore Beza, the Elzevirs, John Owen, and David Martin. All of these experts believed that God had ensured the transmission of the Holy Scripture, and as such, that it could not be “treated” like any other human writing. With the Elzevirs, Dutch printers, we ended up calling this version of the Greek New Testament, “the Textus Receptus,” which translates as the Received Text (of the Byzantine tradition).

In the nineteenth and twentieth century, the scholars who have established the versions of the Received Text are: John William Burgon, T. R. Birk, E. Miller, F. H. A. Scrivener, Edward F. Hills, Wilbur N. Pickering, Theodore P. Letis, and Jakob van Bruggen.

The traditional Greek text of the New Testament is now available again, in the following editions: Zane Hodges and A. Forstad, Z. Hodges and A. Forstad, and The Greek New Testament According to the Majority Text (Nashville, Tenn., Nelson).

Some scholars have been troubled by the fact that a small number of recently discovered manuscripts can prevail against hundreds of years of dependence on traditional texts, and against the overwhelming number of manuscripts that supported it. The strongest of these criticisms was issued by John W. Burgon, Dean of Chichester. His preference was for the Syrian/Byzantine text because it was supported by the vast majority of manuscripts. He believed that the Vaticanus Codex and the Sinaiticus Codex were corrupt, and therefore were not reliable witnesses to the original text. Another criticism emphasized that the Westcott-Hort version had not really applied the genealogical method to the manuscripts of the New Testament. All of his documentations turned toward hypothetical manuscripts, which were, in reality, non-existent. Moreover, one notes that all of these manuscripts present mixed-up phenomena, thus rendering the genealogical method uncertain. Several critics state that the genealogical method cannot be applied to the New Testament.

More recently, practitioners of textual criticism have classified manuscripts as standard texts, which differ from Westcott-Hort. They depend much less on the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus codices, giving more weight to other ancient witnesses such as papyrus scrolls. Many now accept the inclusion of the Byzantine text in their findings, rather than ignoring it.

 

Erasmus of Rotterdam's devotion (in contrast with Westcott and Hort):

Erasmus (Latinized as “Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus,”) was a eminent scholar. Greek sources of knowledge travelled to the European Plains with the literary renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries. This started with the influx of Greek manuscripts and scholars chased from the Byzantine Empire in 1453, when the Turks took the ancient capital of Constantinople (now Istanbul). The Renaissance was facilitated by the discovery of printing, which made the ancient works known in Europe. In France, we tried to enrich the language and preach the imitation of the Greeks, Latins and Italians. Erasmus knew how to harness these sources of information for the benefit of the Reformation. Before that time, the Bible was only in Latin, and older versions of manuscripts had been faithfully copied by the Waldenses since the 2nd century, mainly the Vestus Itala version in Old Latin. The Catholic Church supported Jerome's Latin Vulgate, an Old Latin version that had been polluted with readings from the Hexapla of Origen under the command of his patron, Pope Damasus 1 (366-384).

At that time, the Original Greek manuscripts were available for the first time in the European world; and all these were of the Byzantine texts. We can readily see God's intervention, and we have the full Word that He has preserved and destined for us. Erasmus examined hundreds of manuscripts, but only used a few. From all the manuscripts selected, he composed his Greek New Testament from manuscripts that represented the general text found in all the manuscripts, without including all the various readings. Although these are not all identical, the variations are minor and superficial in the unique text that they represent.

In comparing the evidence and selecting his material under God's providence, Erasmus affirmed the faithfulness of the Waldensian Church.

 

Erasmus' Greek New Testament, known as the Received Text, was proven the authentic text of God's Word. Therefore, after about 1000 years of spiritual darkness, in 1516 the New Testament was printed in its original language, and occasioned the Protestant Reformation by a return to the pure Word of God as the only authority of our faith. Erasmus subsequently brought out other editions of the Greek New Testament. The 1519 version, became the basis of the New Testament in the Martin Luther German Bible. The latter also used in his translation the Teplice's Bohemian Bible, an ancient Waldensian version in the German language. The 1516 and 1519 editions were also used by Jacques Lefèvre d'Estaples, also named Jacobus Faber Stapulensis, in his New Testament French translation that was published in Paris in 1523. The Waldensian Louis Olivier, named Pierre Robert Olivetan, disciple of Jacques Lefèvre, also used this in his Bible’s New Testament French translation published in 1535. This genuine Olivetan Bible is the one we know today as Martin's Bible and the Ostervald Bible. Erasmus brought out three other editions: 1522, 1527 and 1535. When he died on July 12th, 1536, his enemies declared: “Erasmus laid the egg and Luther hatched it.”

Rev. James Townley said that by publishing his New Testament, Erasmus raised a troop of enemies against him and against the Byzantine text, which opposes that of the Catholic Church. Some accused him of reckless actions and others proclaimed his New Testament text as inaccurate and heretical. Many of his literary works were banned and even condemned to be burned, and he himself narrowly escaped the stake. We find that the same applies even today for those who are hostile to the Received Text, who continue to mock Erasmus. No perversion of facts was large enough to defame his Greek New Testament. All modern apostates, such as D.A. Carson and Alexander Sauter, pretend, without any evidence, that the Erasmus New Testament is filled with mistakes. D.A. Carson, enemy of the Received Text says: “There are hundreds of errors printed in the 1516 edition. In preparation of his text, Erasmus used several manuscripts, none of which contained the entire New Testament.”

 

  • 2nd Greek corpus: the Minority Text and its Egyptian origins, source of numerous doctrinal errors.

The second set of Greek New Testament texts, commonly called “eclectic,” took off from the discovery by Tischendorf, in 1859, of a very ancient text of the New Testament - “the Sinaiticus Codex” - in an Orthodox monastery, at the foot of Mount Sinai. This find was augmented by the appearance of a similar script, the “Vaticanus codex,” which also came from the “Alexandrian” manuscript tradition of the New Testament. The origin of these copies is therefore Egyptian. Since these copies are older than the Majority Text, current translations rely on them. These texts are called “Minority Text” because there are few copies to which they can be compared.

Specialists who, in the 19th century, studied and developed the definitive Minority Text versions, placed the New Testament on the same level as any other human book, not believing that God had ensured the transmission of His Word.

These men are:

Lachmann, Tischendorf, Tregelles, Wescott, Hort, Nestle, Aland, Metzger, etc.

 

These current Bibles which come from Minority Text manuscripts shoud be avoided for all serious studies of the Word of God:

  • The Jerusalem Bible,
  • TOB (ecumenical translation),
  • Segond Bible (all editions),
  • Darby Bible,
  • Osty et Crampon Bible,
  • Synodale Bible,
  • Bible in current French,
  • Pleiades Bible,
  • Bayard Bible,
  • New Segond Bible,
  • Maredsous Bible, etc...

 

They are all based on the work of these men (from the Greek text of Nestle-Aland mostly, or the Greek text of Westcott and Hort for the New World Translation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

To conclude, know that the differences between the translations based on the Majority Text, and translations based on the Minority Text are numerous and often very significant in terms of Christian doctrine.

 

  • The Devil’s first attack: corrupting the Bible's Greek text, using Westcott and Hort, two men without devotion, and even occultists.

The team of translators of the TOB (ecumenical translation of the Bible) states in the preface of their first 1972 edition, that the Nestle-Aland critical edition, executed by Tischendorf, Westcott and Hort, and Weiss, was based on revisions from the nineteenth century, and is one of the best Greek texts of the Bible.

 

Facts about these two scholars.

Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901) and Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828-1892) were two British academics who produced the corrupt Greek text on which the modern Bible versions are based. Most corruptions that affect modern translations are owed to their dominant influence on the Review Committee of 1871-1881.

Here is the observation made by the Rev. D.A. White, who wrote the following (page 41 of his book Defending the King James Bible):

 “The Westcott and Hort text changes the Received Text in 5,600 places ... My personal account dates back to August 2, 1984 and, using the Scrivener GREEK NEW TESTAMENT, I noted 5,604 amendments to the Received Text by Westcott and Hort in their Greek New Testament. Of these 5,604 amendments, I noticed:

  • 1,952 omissions (35 %);
  • 467 additions (8 %); and
  • 3,185 changes (57 %).

 

To these 5,604 instances of noted changes, were added 4,366 words, bringing the number of Greek words to 9,970. This means that in the Greek text of 647 pages (e.g. the Scrivener Text), this represents an average change of 15.4 words per page of the Received Text.”

 

One who studies Bible translators’ history must know the biography of these two men. This information is well documented in the Final Authority by William Grady, and within Riplinger’s New Age Bible Versions:

  • Together, the books Life and Letters of Brooke Foss Westcott and Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort contain more than 1,800 pages. There is not a shadow of a personal testimony of salvation from either of these men, and we find the name of Jesus only nine times!
  • Westcott firmly believed in Mary's cult, while Hort claimed that Mary's cult had much in common with worshiping Jesus.
  • Hort believed in keeping the sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

  • Hort believed in the soul's regeneration by baptism as taught by the Catholic Church.

 

  • Hort rejected the infallibility of Holy Scripture.

 

  • Hort took great interest in the work of Charles Darwin; he and Westcott rejected the story of Creation.

 

  • Westcott did not believe in Christ's Second Coming on earth, nor in the Millennium, nor in heaven.

 

  • Both rejected the doctrine of Hell and supported prayers for the dead in purgatory.

 

  • Hort refused to believe in the Trinity.

 

  • Hort refused to believe in angels.

 

  • Westcott admitted being a communist in nature.

 

  • Hort admitted he hated any form of democracy.

 

  • Westcott was a big beer drinker. In fact, only 12 years after the publication of the revised version, he became the spokesperson for a brewery.

 

  • While they were working on their Greek text (1851-1871) and on the review committee of the Revised Version (1871-1881), Westcott and Hort were attached “to seducing spirits and devil inspired doctrines.” (1 Tim 4:1.) Both men were deeply interested in occult practices and clubs. They set up the Hermes club in 1845, the Ghostly Guild in 1851 and during the same year, Hort joined a secret club called The Apostles. These spiritual groups believed in anti-biblical practices such as communication with the dead (necromancy).
  • The Westcott and Hort Greek text was given SECRETLY to the Review Committee.
  • The members of the Review Committee of 1881 promised to keep the secret (relative to the new Greek text used). They met in secret for 10 years.

 

  • The Westcott and Hort corrupt Greek text was only released to the public five days before the beginning of the Revised Version. This has prevented scholars who believed in the Bible, such as Dean Burgon, from revising and exposing such a load of rubbish.

 

  • The Devil's second attack: interpretation of the Bible through textual criticism.

 

  • The Bible has warned us that one of the enemy's techniques is to question the Word of God. He loves to make us doubt, and to make our interpretation of the Words of God slip into skepticism and disobedience.

 

  • Textual criticism is a literary science that attempts to analyze all biblical manuscripts in our possession to rank them, comment on them, and determine their value. External criticism tries to establish the chronology and the bonds that unite or separate the old manuscripts. Internal criticism is a second approach that interprets the contents of the manuscripts. Here is what is written by NIV translators:

 

“However, this method largely involves subjective judgment by the critic, who must achieve both his personal sense of the text and knowledge of the customary behaviour of scribes and their most common errors. The subjective character of the method explains why, to a large extent, it is generally employed only as a “complement to external criticism.”

This is the textual criticism of the 20th century which honored the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus Codices, declaring them the most neutral and most loyal of all. Yet the Vaticanus CODEX appeared mysteriously (the translators of the NIV say: of unknown origin!), supposedly it turned up by chance in the Vatican cellars in the nineteenth century. The Sinaiticus Codex was also supposedly discovered by Tischendorf in the refuse of St. Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai, in the 19th century.

 

  • In the 20th century, these corrupt Minority codices took the place occupied by the Received Text, formerly used in the printing of old bibles. The invention of printing published Bibles based on the Greek “Syrian” or “Antiochian” text, found in Antioch around the year 300. The Protestant Reformation of 1535 to 1750 published faithful bibles using the Received Text.

 

  • Authentic Protestant Bible sources: Based on the Received Text, the Olivetan Bible (1535), Sword Bible (1540), Geneva Bible (1669) David Martin Bible (1707), and John Frederick Webster Bible (1744) allow us to now see the changes, omissions and alterations that were introduced in modern bibles based on the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus codices.

 

 

  • Cause and effect of the falsification of the Minority Codices under the influence of the Roman Catholic Church

 

  • Dating the Minority Codices

Palaeographers are unanimous in dating the Sinaiticus Codex as from the fourth century. It cannot have been written before the year 325, terminus a quo (the earliest possible date), because it contains the canons of concordances. It cannot have been written after 360, terminus ad quem (the latest possible date), because of references to the Church Fathers in the 9th margin.

Originally, according to Constantine Tischendorf, and to Eusebius, the Sinaiticus Codex was one of fifty copies of the Greek Bible ordered by Emperor Constantine from Eusebius of Caesarea, shortly after the Council of Nicaea in 325.

  • The founding of the church of Rome

It is certainly useful to point out here that the Catholic Church has been established neither by Jesus nor the apostles, and the early church was radically different. It was in 313 that the until-then persecuted Church obtained peace from Emperor Constantine, plus recognition and a close alignment with the state. Constantine, while keeping his pagan title of sovereign pope, favoured Christianity.

It was in the late fourth century that Emperor Theodosius banned pagan worship: every Roman citizen was forced to accept the Christian faith as formulated by the Council of Nicaea in 325. Those who for reasons of conscience did not follow this diktat and adhere to the state religion, were branded as heretics. Under the direction of Pope Leo the Great (440-461), the universal Church took on tremendous growth. Most church historians refer to him as the first pope, the first one who wanted to monopolize the promises made by Jesus to the Apostle Peter (Matthew 16:18-20) for the benefit of the Bishop of Rome.

The institution of the “State Church” was completed during the reign of Emperor Justinian (527-565), when he was establishing priests as “state officials.” Bishops became dignitaries provided with religious and political powers, and were considered “spiritual fathers.”

The superiority of the bishops, and especially metropolitans in Roman Catholic Churches, largely favored the relations of the Church with civil authorities. The Church and the State were quick to be closely aligned, and soon, power of the state was available to leaders of the Church to sanction their decisions. Thus, the persecuted gradually became the persecutors. Later, churches which remained faithful to the Word of God were persecuted by the dominant Church as heretical and sectarian; they often expressed in their writings their entire disapproval of the union of Church and State.

With the introduction of pagans in the Church, worship could not avoid paganism. All kinds of practices were introduced, among which are: the sign of the cross (310); the use of candles (320); and the veneration of angels and dead saints (375). Churches and even individuals were willingly placed under the protection of a saint; soon, on each altar a sacred relic was placed. Images, pilgrimages, and processions also satisfied the taste of pomp and superstition that animated the crowds. Those who then protested against these deviations were treated as impious, and their protests produced no good result.

We shouldn’t be fooled in understanding the connection of minority manuscripts (Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, etc.) that resurfaced from nowhere, and whose dating is exactly the period of the introduction of false doctrine by the Church of Rome. Furthermore, falsifications by omission of verses in these codices show that the Catholic Church’s scheme was to serve its own interests. They use the authority of Scripture based on their false manuscripts to support their doctrine. When the Truthof the Word of God is inconsistent with their own traditions and dogmas, they consider it of secondary importance.

 

In Conclusion:

It is a mistake to focus on Minority Codices under the pretext that they are older: Sinaïticus (4th C), Alexandrinus (5th C), Vaticanus (4th C), Codex Claromontanus (6th C), Codex Augiensis (9th C), Codex Boernerianus (9th C), Codex Angelicus (9th C), Porphyrianus (9th C), and Codex AthousLaurae (9th C).

For one thing, their origins remain uncertain; they have undergone many changes under the influence of the Catholic Church in its infancy, and all through the centuries by other religions. Secondly, they have been the subject of thousands of changes by Westcott and Hort, whose characters demonstrate their intentions.

The Majority Codices are greatly preferable, since they are numerous and based on a procedure of duplication called “Received Texts.” This text, at more than 99% compared to the original texts, prohibits all doctrinal influences, inconsistencies, and errors of copyists. The “Received Text” comes from the Byzantine text which used in the vast majority of manuscripts, and has been most widely used in the early church, as well as during the Reformation. The Byzantine text was transmitted around the world in Greek,

 

while Minority Codices stem from uncertain sources. There are some who think that they come from the Church of Alexandria, which was also plagued by somewhat mystical or Gnostic movements. (A lack of rigor in addressing these influences is reflected in the writings of Origen, Clement of Alexandria and Cyril of Alexandria.)

If you understand the need to preserve the authenticity of the Word of God, use a Bible that is worthy of the original. Avoid all versions in modern French and preferably find translations based on the Byzantine text: the former Protestant Bible in its various revisions: the Martin Bible (1744), the Geneva Bible (1669), the Sword Bible, the Ostervald Bible and the King James Bible.

 

PART VI

 

PART VI

 

Everything you should know about the Antichrist

 

The wicked man prophesied in the Scriptures must make his appearance soon, as we are in the end times, and even in the last days. As Christians in this last generation, it is therefore legitimate, and even imperative to ask ourselves about the person of the Antichrist. The who, what, when, and how are all questions that have left the majority of Christians skeptical in face of contradictory teachings. The response to these questions has been given by revelation.

 

The Scriptures were written based on facts, where each story helps us to know God's plan, equally for ourselves and for humanity. Genesis reveals to us from the first verse the beginning; Revelation confirms that He who is the beginning is also the end. He presents Himself as the Alpha and the Omega. It is where the revelation of the Son of God introduces us into divine history. Therefore, we have a beginning and we have an end that has no obvious relation to the dimension of God, Himself. God was already at the beginning and even before; He is Eternal. However, God gives us the opportunity to know Him through the revelation of His Son from the time of the beginning of the history of our world. The Bible is the only book worthy of interest, the only one to offer us an overview of the entire history of mankind, with also a projection into the future. As prophecies are realized, the background of history becomes the only picture in motion.

 

Many Christians, however, are stuck in a matrix of looking at the whole picture, as if they were acting out the lives of the various authors inspired by the Holy Spirit of those times. Those inspired authors’ only choice was to go along with the program, in spirit to the end. If an overview is essential for the understanding of the Scriptures, it is precisely to let us know when we arrive; which chapter of the script in history is unfolding. Do we realize that we are at the last chapter of this story, written by the Divine Author? If so, why not worry about where we are now? Are we immersed in thought like the believers of the generations who preceded us? They are now with the Lord – awaiting the redemption of their bodies. Or, are we involved in the story that the Lord has written for us? It is written for our future, giving us grounds to praise Him for the immense riches of His grace and His kindness toward us through Jesus Christ. How many of us have sought or requested the prophetic Spirit to search the Scriptures on our behalf for coming thus far? I would like to draw your attention to a promise from the Lord:

 

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (John 16:13)

 

While some remained outside of the picture, others, on the contrary, were so inside the background that they took no step back, and are now in great confusion. They are on the lookout for all the events that they see happening to give them biblical interpretation, thinking they will find the explanation of the prophecies. It is surprising that Christians in these last times often, unconsciously, become false prophets. When, for instance, they hear news about Russia, they immediately conclude that the war of Gog and Magog is about to happen. The Bible is clear that this falls at the end of the Millennium, as the ultimate rebellion of Satan (Volume 2 pp. 302-304). This is just one example among many others. The question therefore arises: can we seriously think that by playing the sorcerer's apprentice, the prophetic Spirit will reveal Himself in the actual mind-set of modern day Christians? In truth, the prophetic Spirit is at work in the world, but now with a very small number of Christians, who are open to the things of God, and who await His moment ...

 

Again, we must define “release the prophetic Spirit.” This is not a question of prophetic ministry in the sense of Ephesians 4:11, but a renewal of the manifestation of the Holy Spirit to reveal the mysteries contained in Christ, that were announced in the prophecies of the Bible. These prophecies are reserved for the generation concerned by the events of the end times. Let me tell you, if God delays this revelation, it is because Christians do not seek His grace, and therefore do not recognize the prophetic Spirit in the Bible when the Spirit of Truth is in action. History is already written, and Bible prophecies are the means that God gives to His children to prepare themselves:

 

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:19-21).

 

Those who walk in darkness do not know where they are going. Those who walk in the Light, see the path and know where they are going. Prophecy is the only way (the lamp which sheds light) that is given to us to access the knowledge of God's plan for all that relates to the end times “until the day dawns.” The prophecies of the Bible did not proceed from the will of men, and cannot be the object of personal interpretation. It is right to conceive that the author of these prophecies grants to His children an understanding of His divine inspiration. If people have no knowledge of revelation from bible prophecies announced centuries ago, how will God send a prophet to confirm these things? The prophet is inseparable from the revealed Word of God. Suppose a prophet announces to you today that Christ will manifest soon on earth to establish His Kingdom, by syncretism of all religions of the world? There are some who believe this. Wouldn’t a prior understanding of the prophecies of the Scriptures by revelation of the Holy Spirit be necessary to exercise discernment of the spirits? In this case above, it would be most likely the False Christ.

 

 

  • The confusion between the Antichrist and the False Christ.

 

Many people associate the image of the Man of Sin to that of the Antichrist, and this is a serious mistake as the Antichrist’s reputation definitely works to Satan’s (the dragon) advantage. It is with good reason that Jesus uses a different term to distinguish them. Clearly, Jesus warns us against the great deception to come by pointing to the False Christ who will operate as an imposter. There is a fundamental difference between the False Christ (a usurper who takes the place of the true One) and the one whom the world so negatively refers to as the Antichrist. By definition, the term Antichrist has always had in the past - and still has today - very negative connotations. He parades in movies which represent him as a despot, tyrant, cruel person who imposes his martial laws and dictatorship on the world he governs. If such a man today shows himself to us with such an image of his person, for sure, he would be unlikely to have a great following. The world is always looking for more humanism and freedom without limit, aspiring only to peace and security. Satan knows that the current inhabitants of the earth would not welcome an Antichrist which would exist in a past form, like Nero, Napoleon, or Hitler, etc. Everybody is waiting for a hero, a savior, a messiah, a man of the moment (who will actually create this need himself when the world will be left to its own devices, after the great distress of the disappearance of millions of Christians). His appearance, as we have already explained in the previous sections will be in two stages. This is what Jesus was confirming with insistence on the False Christ, found in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, and how Paul explains his double appearance in 2 Thessalonians 2. The Apostle John also reveals to us in Revelation the white knight of the first seal, who will later become the beast. This distinction is crucial; discovering how to consider this character will allow us to understand how he will manifest himself and what his intentions are.

 

What must be understood is that the one whom the Bible speaks about is very different from the one whom the world expects. The Man of Sin will take the clothes of a messiah, such as a mercenary disguised as a shepherd, and that is why Jesus warns us against the false messiah (who will use all of his manipulation exercised for thousands of years to seduce the world's population). It is only once he has managed to subdue the crowds, politicians and economists by promising universal peace (unrealistically), that he will show his true face as the Antichrist. He will be proven the beast of Revelation, a tyrannical despot who sees himself as God.

 

Considering the above, I would like to draw your attention to the manifestation of the man that Satan chooses to serve his interests, as it will be in three distinct and progressive phases:

 

A)    The manifestation of the Man of Sin in three phases:

 

  • The first two phases of his appearance have been widely developed in the context of 2 Thessalonians 2:2-12. In summary, his first appearance will be as the False Christ, expected just before “the Day of Christ,” that is to say, before September 2015, and probably between June and August 2015 (this date is approximate, estimated over a chronology of all events). This is the first appearance which concerns the Christians of today, those of the Dispensation of Grace and the end times of the Church, before their ascension at the coming of the Lord in the air.

 

  • The second appearance, still as the False Christ, will take the guise of a hero or a Savior of a world in distress, provoked by the Rapture of the Church. This event should take place September 28, 2015 just before the Tetrad, last eclipse of September 29, 2015. This second appearance differs from the first by his arrival on the scene. The first appearance being for his unveiling, while the second is his taking office as a global leader.

 

  • The last event is almost mystical, as the False Christ will turn into the Antichrist during his last term when he makes his appearance (rather his reappearance) as the Revelation beast, in the middle of the Tribulation (that is to say at the beginning of the Great Tribulation). This sudden change will intervene when he will receive a mortal blow after a military mission as leader (Rev. 13:3), but he will reappear right away by the dragon's power, to hold the world in admiration of his miracles and wonders that he has used on himself (Rev. 13:4, 14). However, in this reappearance, the Antichrist will be invested with devilish power, which presupposes that Satan will have full control (possessed) over him to accomplish his purposes. He will be, nonetheless, reduced to destruction by the revelation of Jesus Christ: the One True Messiah.

 

B)   The False Christ in Revelation

 

The False Christ appears in Revelation in the first seal to be opened during the second appearance of the Man of Sin, fifteen days after the Rapture of The Church.

           

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. (Rev. 6:1-2)

 

The rider of the white horse is certainly not to be confused with Christ, because it obviously concerns the False Christ: here are the reasons:

 

  • This horseman sets out to conquer, while Christ is already victorious;
  • This horseman receives a crown to rule over the people for a short time: 7 years (Rev. 13:5, 17:12-13), while Christ received it when He ascended to heaven 2,000 years ago;
  • This horseman has an arc to send fiery darts against his victims (Eph. 6:16); Christ has as a weapon His sword (Rev. 19:15) as Christians have theirs (Eph. 6:17);
  • This horseman precedes the other three horsemen of Revelation accompanying war, famine, and death;
  • This horseman came forward conquering and to conquer “the saints” of the Tribulation: I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them. (7:21)
  • The white horse is significant, because it means that the rider is a storyteller which replaces the personality of another, in this instance, the Messiah. He will assume Christ's identity, the benefactor of mankind, to attract crowds until he shows his true face as the Antichrist, becoming the seventh head of the beast. This is the False Christ of the end times that corresponds to the description of the Man of Sin, and the Son of Perdition (2 Thess. 2:3-10); later the beast from the sea (Rev. 13:1); and the devastator in Dan. 9:26-27.

 

For other seals, including the three horsemen of Revelation, see comments from Volume 2, page 159.

 

C)    The Antichrist: “the beast that rises from the sea”

 

Given the context, it seems appropriate to reiterate what was discussed in Volume 2, Part VI about the beast of Revelation to complete his profile.

 

Revelation 13:1-2:

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

 

 

D)     The beast, (the Antichrist) of Revelation

 

This verse begins by giving us an interesting clue. John says: …I saw a beast rise up out of the sea. We have seen that the Bible uses the terms “the sea” to represent a moving crowd within the system to which it belongs. Take for example: “a sea of glass” (Rev. 4:6, 15:2) representing the elected ones in their heavenly brightness. Conversely, when the sea evokes today's world, it represents the system by which it is governed: evil personified (1 John 5:19). Therefore, the beast that rises from the sea comes from the master of the world system.

 

A number of factors enable us to identify the first beast.

 

The ten horns are ten kings (Dan. 7:24; Rev. 17:12). The ten kings in question are the kings who will receive a kingdom during one hour with the beast (Rev. 17:12). That is to say, the short time of power that the beast will receive from the dragon, during the Tribulation.

 

The seven heads refer to seven kings. These seven kings have nothing in common with the ten kings above, except for the eighth king (the beast) coming out of the four kingdoms of the seven kings. The following verse will enlighten us on the seven heads of the beast.

 

Rev.13:2 tells us: The beast is like an association of animals: a leopard, a bear and a lion. These animals also appear in Daniel's vision with more details. They are all related as universal empires that have dominated the world. You will notice the way they are listed in reverse order according to the books: in Daniel, it is a prophecy that must be performed (to come), while in John, it is already accomplished.

 

To see the portrait of this beast, we must first examine the those that resemble it, and highlight the common feature of each and apply it accordingly.

 

And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. (Dan. 7:3)

 

The first animal: the Universal Babylonian Empire

 

The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it…(Dan. 7:4)

 

This alludes to Nebuchadnezzar who is sidelined by God, in withdrawing his kingdom for seven years; he lived and acted like the beasts of the field. After the appointed time, he came to his senses and gave glory to the God of heaven. After his humiliation, the king was restored to his kingdom, dominating the whole earth (Dan. 4:28-37). This is fully consistent with Daniel’s interpretation of the statue that King Nebuchadnezzar saw in a dream. The golden head of the statue represents the kingdom of Babylon (Dan. 2:36-37).

 

The second animal: The Universal Empire of the Medes and the Persians

 

And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. (Dan. 7:5)

 

In the statue, the silver part which is the chest and the arms, represents the kingdoms of the Medes and the Persians (Dan. 2:32, 39). The three ribs are a possible reference to the tripartite structure of the second empire: Media, Persia and Babylonia (Scoffield). “A lot of flesh,” i.e. Lydia, Babylonia, Egypt, etc.

 

The third animal: the Universal Greek Empire

 

After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it... (Dan. 7:6).

 

In the statue, the third kingdom of brass will be Greece, “Like a leopard” because of its speed which is similar to the conquests of Alexander the Great.

 

The fourth animal: the Universal Roman Empire

 

After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. (Dan. 7:7)

 

This fourth and final kingdom is the Prophet Daniel's major concern; he is so captivated by it that he asks the angel to explain it to him (Dan. 7:15-28). But the angel merely provides Daniel with additional information regarding the interpretation of the dream about the statue and its significance, which the Lord had given him. This dream spoke of four kingdoms or world empires that would mark the history of mankind, and of the Kingdom of God (Dan. 2:44-45) that would subsequently be established. Yet the fourth kingdom is symbolized by the two iron legs that pull everything apart (Dan. 2:40), and the ten toes of mixed iron and clay (verses 41-42). We must understand that the last kingdom will be in two stages.

 

1- Initially, both legs are made of the same alloy: iron symbolizing strength. This part of the statue is the fourth universal kingdom as it will be at the beginning of its manifestation, that is to say, strong as iron, forceful enough to break and subdue all things ... (Dan. 2:40). But after some time, this kingdom will first separate into the two legs of iron. The last kingdom that is inferenced in our story is the Roman Empire which was divided into two in the year 293, by Emperor Diocletian: the Eastern Roman Empire administered by him, and the Western Roman Empire managed by his comrade, Maximien.

 

2- Secondly, the Scriptures clearly suggest that the fourth kingdom shall be destroyed by Christ. This is indicated by the stone cut out of the mountain, without the help of hands, to break the whole statue (Dan. 2:44-45). But, the fourth kingdom will no longer be in the form of the two legs, but under its extension represented by the ten toes. The ten toes will still be of iron, just as the two legs, but they will be mixed with clay because of alliances between the ten kings, as specified in Daniel 2:43. Thus, the ten toes are defined as ten kings (Dan. 7:15-28), the same ten kings mentioned in Revelation, that will belong to the beast at the end of the times of the Gentiles, who rule for one hour together (Rev. 17:12-14).

 

Daniel could not understand the time needed to separate the fourth kingdom of the two legs and the one of the ten toes, e.g. almost 1,700 years. In His eternal purposes, the God of heaven and of all things undeniably has mysteries in store for us that He can only reveal gradually due to our human limitations. These mysteries include the Church and Christ in us as believers, which could only be disclosed in God’s appointed time (Eph. 3:6; Col 1:24-26). It personally took me a long time to understand and to accept that the fourth kingdom began with the Roman Empire. Yet, it should be obvious when you consider the first three empires on the scale of the world at that time. They were universal in that their dominion extended to the ends of the earth. In addition, the world had to evolve until such time that instant commuications throughout the entire world would be established. We must not forget that the Lord established His first covenant with man, when He instructed Adam to propagate the human race and rule over all the earth (Gen. 2).

 

It is clear that the future fourth universal kingdom is rooted in the outset of creation, because it is the result of human history since the inception of the first kingdoms dominating the world. Apostle John implies that the fourth kingdom will be the beast kingdom when he likens the three animals (leopard, bear and the lion) to the first three kingdoms. If this requires such an extensive explanation, it is because certain prophecies can sometimes unfold in several steps before reaching their fulfillment. We have to be insistent in order to better grasp the precise meaning of a prophecy and how it can fit in with others.

 

Recap: the beast

 

1. It represents the three animals that are the three empires exercising their dominion over the world, be it ever so limited at that time to the regions of the known world (the most important being: the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe).

 

2. Is itself a fourth Empire that is more terrifying than the first three.

 

3. The fourth animal shall have the characteristics of the first three:

 

  • The leopard represents the rapid conquest by the Macedonians: Alexander the Great;
  • The bear symbolizes the tenacity of purpose of the Persians;
  • The lion figure of the wild and ravenous nature of the Babylonians.

 

4. The fourth animal is different from all the former beasts (Dan. 7:7), terrifying and very powerful “It crushed and trampled underfoot whatever was left.”

 

  1. The seven heads are from the first three beasts of Daniel, who gave birth to the fourth universal empire. The first Babylonian empire forms the first head; the Medo-Persian Empire forms the second head. The third empire is a group of five heads and is composed as follows: Alexander (one head) is the third universal empire (Dan. 8:21), but that kingdom will break into four parts after his death (the 4 additional heads mentioned in Dan. 7:6; 8:8; 8:22). In total, we have seven heads for the first three empires.

 

6. The fourth kingdom will also include seven heads since it has all the features of the other three kingdoms. A clear description of its structure is presented in Revelation 17:10:

 

And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

 

Daniel does not mention the seven heads like John does, because the apostle speaks of certain facts which have already taken place in his time, i.e. the first six heads. We thus must take a step back into John’s past in the first century. The apostle received his vision on the island of Patmos (Rev. 1:9) when he was taken prisoner during the persecution against Christians. So, we know that the writing of his prophetic texts is dated around the year 95*. Therefore, of the seven kings represented by the seven heads of the beast, six existed in the time of John, and the sixth was still alive at the time when John wrote the book of Revelation. To find the king in question, an important element must be taken into consideration: and upon his heads the name of blasphemy (Rev. 13:1). This is the distinction of the beast by the heads it bears, as they all have this in common - blasphemy, which consists in taking oneself for God and to proclaim or assert it during its lifetime, as the Antichrist who will be the seventh head of the one who is to come for a short time (Rev. 17:10; 2 Thess. 2:4).

 

* Revelation was written by the Apostle John in the late 1st century

Most scholars of the ancient church attributed the book of Revelation to the Apostle John. Irenaeus and Justin Martyr reported that the Apostle John would return to Ephesus where he lived until the beginning of the reign of Trajan (until 98), after his captivity on the island of Patmos. Thus, the writing of Revelation took place around 95 AD. At that time, a great persecution of Christians began under Emperor Domitian (also called the second Nero).

 

Domitian was a cruel despot. John is said to have been arrested and sentenced to forced labor on the island of Patmos to intimidate Christians. It was during this exile that John received the last revelation from Jesus Christ. It is mainly the Church fathers, Tertullian and Hippolytus, who were among the most important witnesses of the writing of Revelation by the Apostle John.

 

Understanding John's vision of the heads.

 

1)  The first head of the beast of the 4th kingdom of the Roman Empire:

     Emperor Julius Caesar.

Worship of the Roman emperor or the celebration of the imperial cult, was created with Julius Caesar (46-44 BC), something he had learned from the Greeks. They had adopted this idea from the Egyptians and Babylonians. Caesar claimed divine origin to justify his ambition to achieve sovereignty for life. However, he made a mistake by suggesting to be praised during his lifetime as a god descended from Venus. His excessive pride thus demonstrated, combined with the ambition of the Roman aristocracy, led to his murder in a collective act by members of the Senate Brutus and Cassius.

 

However, it did not take long before Julius Caesar’s desire for divinitywas fulfilled. Indeed, his nephew and adopted son Octavian, later Augustus Caesar (27 BC -14AD), proclaimed his father Divus Iulius (Divine Julius). He then built a temple and installed his statue in Agrippa's Pantheon among the gods of Roman antiquity.

 

2)  The second head of the beast of the 4th kingdom: Emperor Augustus

 

He refused to allow Rome to give him the divine honors granted to his father, claiming not to be a god. However, he allowed his Egyptian subjects to recognize him as such and authorized the construction of temples in his name in the Eastern Empire. In these remote regions, he was then known under the name of “savior” and “benefactor,” which earned him to be revered.

 

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Augustus by Suetonius Tranquillus

I read in the Milkweed Mendes Treaties (writer originally from Egypt) “on divine things,” the mother of Augustus, Atia, visited the temple of Apollo in the middle of the night for a solemn sacrifice. She had placed her bed linen in the temple and fell asleep, while other women were leaving. Then, a snake glided up to her and soon went away Upon waking, she purified herself as if from the arms of her husband. From that moment her body bore the image of a serpent. Because the image never disappeared, she no longer appeared in public baths. Augustus, who was born nine months later, was therefore regarded as the son of Apollo. Before giving birth, Atia dreamed that her bowels rose to the stars and embraced the whole earth and the heavens. Octavius, father of Augustus, dreamt of a ray of sun beaming out the sides of his wife.

 

As Augustus called himself “the son of the god Caesar,” kings who were clients of Rome became servile flatterers, and took the initiative to build temples dedicated to him, even before his death, and before official “deification.” In order not to appear presumptuous to the Senate and the Roman people, Augustus’ humility rarely allowed the construction of such temples, or at least he only acknowledged the temple once it was completed and dedicated. This act of modesty made Augustus appear humble and surprised. (The Temple of Solomon could not stand on its Water Tower, by N. Nata).

 

3)  The third head of the beast of the 4th kingdom: Emperor Tiberius

 

The successor of Augustus, Tiberius (14-37), was reluctant to be deified, though he readily granted this honor to his predecessor, referring to him as “divine Augustus.” However, during his reign, Tiberius appeared as divus on some coins and was recognized “son of god” in a written document in year 37.

 

4) The fourth head of the beast of the 4th kingdom: Emperor Caligula

 

This next emperor, Gaius (37-41), also known as Caligula, made the final step and asked to be worshiped in Rome. A disease, which occurred in the first days of his reign, caused a mental imbalance in this emperor. Taking himself as Jupiter personified, the father of the gods, he proclaimed himself the incarnation of all Roman gods and goddesses past, and readily dressed in their image.

Angered by the refusal of the Jews of Alexandria to erect his statue and worship him in their synagogues, Caligula ordered his legate of Syria to install a bronze statue in his image in the Temple of Jerusalem. Even if this order was cancelled sometime thereafter, it reveals the megalomania and egocentricity of the future Nero. In both emperors, one finds blatant self-worship and delusions of grandeur.

 

5) The fifth head of the beast of the 4th kingdom: Emperor Nero

 

Towards the end of his reign, Nero, the Roman emperor with depraved morals (54-68 AD), opposes the construction of a temple celebrating him as divine. It seemed that he believed it went against the social order of the time. Indeed, the veneration of their emperor was already part of everyday life and this trend intensified. It would seem that Nero’s refusal meant that humility had finally reached the cruel ruler.

 

No ounce of humility had filtered into his character. As grounds for refusal, Nero invoked the general opinion that only emperors who have died can access deity. However, ten years before, he allowed the Senate to erect a statue of himself to scale, alongside that of the god of war in the temple of Mars the Avenger. In addition, the coins minted during his reign represent him wearing the radiant crown of a deified emperor or in the guise of Apollo, the sun god.

 

If this does not prove the emperor's fascination for divine nature (whether he really thought he was divine or just aspired to be), some events during the visit to Rome of Tiridates, King of Armenia, should convince the skeptics. Tiridates, a Parthian magician and a Mithra priest, was under submission to Roman forces. This allowed him to retain his throne as a vassal king, but it was his role as magician that intrigued Nero, who considered himself also a magician. Adding to this fascination, Mithra is the god of light, often likened to the sun. When the Armenian king visited Nero in year 66, he knelt and addressed the emperor as “master” and “god.” At that time, Nero really did view himself near to divinity. According to Dio Cassius (senator and the third century Roman historian), Nero said to the king: “You did well to come to me in person; it is in such a meeting face to face that I can spread my grace on you. [...] I have the power to subdue kingdoms just as much as I have the power to set them free.” (Roman History 63.5.3). Shortly thereafter, in a huge and carefully orchestrated public ceremony, the priest of the god of light repeated his words of homage as the rising sun shone on Nero's face, giving him all of the aspects of the new sun god.

 

Although Nero was probably interested in the gods in more ideological than religious terms, he was undoubtedly obsessed with the sun. The attributes of anyone tied to the sun captivated him and he identified himself with Apollo the lyre player, god of music; afterwards with Sol Invictus (Invincible Sun), the god of horseracing; and with Phoebus Apollo, the one who drives the sun chariot, Nero borrowed several aspects of the sun god during his life span. In the year 60, we saw him as the divine lyre player, singer and charioteer with golden hair. He established a Golden Age. He was the new Apollo and Sol, wearing a diadem with rays rising from it. And yet he was also a common man, shunning divinity, performing in plays, singing in public.

 

With his sometimes ambivalent opinions about the divine nature, Nero was not so original, for his Roman imperial predecessors and successors did the same: they tried to both escape as well as proclaim their deity. The thread of adulation runs throughout, as both a need of the rules and a temptation for the ruler.

 

Some exposed his intention of immortalizing his name by renaming Rome, Neropolis. The challenge now for Nero was to find someone to blame. He chose for target a Jewish sect that was become increasingly popular; he amused himself by persecuting its members: the Christians. Christians were thrown to the lions, crucified in great numbers and burned alive as torches to light the arena of the Coliseum. He was known as one of the cruelest persecutors of the early Christians.

 

6) The sixth head of the beast of the 4th kingdom: Emperor Domitian


The sixth of these heads is the one who “exists” (Rev. 17:10), who is present at the time that John received his vision from the Lord. Domitian was in power from year 81 until his death in year 96. His portrait, ambitions, cruelty and pride all meet exactly John’s criteria of the sixth head of the beast.


At the beginning of his reign, Domitian is shown to be liberal and fair. He is praised for his sense of justice and religion. However, his paranoid nature, his tendency to see conspiracies everywhere, his violence, his authoritarianism and his excessive behavior such as having himself called lord and god, very holy emperor and even Jupiter) darkened the end of his rule.

 

7) The seventh head of the beast of the 4th kingdom: the Antichrist

 

The seventh king, “and the other is not yet come…” (Rev. 17:10) cannot be part of the ancient Roman Empire (that is to say, of the two legs) as the previous emperors, even after Domitian. Although he is part of the fourth kingdom, he belongs to its future form (the ten toes) that must be destroyed by the stone (Christ) cut out of the mountain without hands (Dan. 2:45).

 

This head meets exactly the criteria of the first six, but it will make its appearance at a time that will be the end of the world to make way for the Eternal Kingdom. The Revelation beast with ten horns is the fourth kingdom and resembles the first three kingdoms (Rev 13:2); its seven heads represent the six former Roman empires (two legs) with the seventh head appearing later to complete the statue (ten toes).beast Given these details, we can identify the beast as the seventh head which governs the ten kings who will receive ten regions of the world, covering the entire surface of the earth. This beast is unique, and different in the sense that it not only has all the characteristics of the other kingdoms, but it embodies the negation of the eternal Son of God. The dragon Satan will give all its powers to the beast (Rev. 13:2), the same he so boldly offered to Jesus when he tempted Him in the desert (Matt. 4:8-9).

Revelation 13:3-4

 

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

 

In verse 3: one of his heads as it were wounded to death… None of the six heads (kings, emperors) were mortally wounded. Caesar, Caligula and Domitian were assassinated; Augustus and Tiberius knew a natural death; and Nero committed suicide. Now remains the seventh head. To make sure that it is the one that has been injured, we must collect all the biblical data on the subject. First, we must keep in mind that the seventh head corresponds to the revived Roman Empire in its new form: a confederation of nations that rules the world through its leader, the first beast rising out of the sea. This is evidence in the extent that this head is designated as the one who is to come: When he does come, he must remain for only a little while (Rev. 17:10).

 

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed. (Rev. 13:3)

 

In this case, it comes from the head and not the beast itself, meaning it refers indeed to the king and not the Empire. It is only after his recovery, or should I say his resurrection (because he was mortally wounded), that the seventh head becomes the beast. From the moment where it is written in verse 3: Filled with admiration, the whole earth followed the beast. Now that we know that it is the leader (head) who is deadly wounded and not the Empire, we must consider Revelation 13:14, because it tells us that it is a sword that caused his fatal blow. And the term “sword” means that this fatal incident happened after a war in which the head was engaged. Details are provided in Revelation 17:8: the world will see the reappearance of the beast:

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not and shall ascend out…

 

This other verse therefore confirms Revelation 13:3, and reveals that we are dealing with a major event which will take place in the first part of the Tribulation, where the beast as the seventh head will experience death. However, his return will raise the admiration (Rev. 13:3) and amazement (Rev. 17:10) of those whose name is not written in the Book of life.

 

Why must this event happen in the first part of the Tribulation period (at the end of the first phase of 3.5 years)? The next verse will shed a little light on this matter.

 

Revelation 13:4-5

 

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

 

The seventh head of the fourth universal kingdom will actually become the beast itself. To respond immediately to the question above, verse 5 gives us an important indication: it is in the second part of the Tribulation, during 42 months, that the beast will receive from the dragon all power over all peoples and nations. As he receives this power after the healing of his deadly wound (resurrection), one can logically infer that this deadly wound was inflicted during the first period (obviously at the end of 3.5 years of this 7 years period).

This period reserves the worst ground-shaking events for the world. The beast's true nature will be brought to light when it returns from the abyss. At the beginning, the Antichrist is mounted on a white horse in a way befitting the False Christ (Rev. 6:1), identified as the beast rising from the sea and pretending to be the Savior of the world. After its return, John uses another expression to describe the beast: He rose from the abyss (Rev. 17:8). And he who rises from the abyss is the devil. The beast is none other than the devil incarnate in the person of the Antichrist. That is why the beast …was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies (Rev. 13:5). The devil is the usurper who has used his craftiness to appropriate the power to rule over this world. But he knows that his time is short since he was cast out of heaven by the archangel Michael (Rev. 12:7-12). This is why the event in Revelation 12:12-17 must be taken in parallel with the reappearance of the beast, where the dragon gives all power and great authority to the beast (Rev. 13:4) that he will perform as the great despot for 42 months (verse 5).

 

Since the fourth empire, God's enemy has used antichrists to prepare his way, leaving us to guess at his intentions. This is what Paul wrote:

 

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (2 Thess. 2:7-10)

 

The mystery of iniquity has been in force for centuries; we only have to return to the roots of Freemasonry to realize that the devil and his staff are constantly preparing for the coming of the new World Empire and its Antichrist. Note that this evil agent is not openly presented as the Antichrist, although there is no doubt that he is. John foretold the coming (1 John 2:18), of the Man of Sin mentioned by Paul (2 Thess. 2:2); but his first manifestation is described in the first seal of Revelation: he appears as a rider on a white horse. His purpose is obviously to win the trust of the people of the world, as we have already explained in the post-Rapture of the Church on the Day of Christ. That is why his coming will be confirmed by miracles and false deceptive satanic signs. The author of lies will come as a False Christ to deceive the world, pretending to be Christ the Savior on His return to earth. During this first period of the Tribulation - which remains a time of God's judgment by the first five seals - the False Christ and False Prophet will prey on people’s native expectation of finding peace in times of trouble.

 

For there shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. (Matt. 24:24-26)

 

Today we cannot say if the false christs or false prophets will come one after the other or show themselves in different parts of the world, or if they will adapt their behavior to different crowds to give the impression that there are several of them. Given that most modern religions are awaiting their messiah, it would not be surprising to see all of them combine their belief systems into one which the Antichrist could then easily manipulate. It is even certain that he is operating through the Illuminati to make this a reality. God's Word warns us that his appearance will be extremely clever, with signs and wonders to entice as many people as possible.

It is even possible that some of God’s elect (not the already raptured Church), poorly rooted in God's Word, will also be attracted because of the miracles. But those who love the Truth will not be fooled; the Antichrist is well announced according to John:

 

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. (1 John 2:18)

 

Jesus’ return on earth will be different, and for all those who will be present during this troubled period, I ask you to take courage;

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. (Matt. 24:27)

 

Jesus Christ, the King of kings will return to earth with all of the Church-raptured saints and hosts of angels, and all will see Him:

 

Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen! (Rev. 1:7)

 

This advent will take place approximately 30 days after the Third World War of the sixth trumpet, when the armies of the beast will be completely decimated at Armageddon at the end of the seventh trumpet. The real appearance of Jesus Christ on earth will take about 7 years and 30 days after the signature of the peace covenant (Dan. 9:27) between the Antichrist, Israel and other nations (probably Arab countries), just after the exceptional event of the Rapture of the Church. A certain amount of time a few days or weeks at most - should be added to the 7 years and 30 days to cover the interval between the Rapture and the Antichrist’ covenant with Israel, but the Bible says nothing about this. I would like to put a lot of emphasis on the Rapture of the Church, as it will involve a few million Christians. This will produce severe anxiety and lots of chaos. A few million people might not seem that many in comparison to the seven billion people on the planet. The Bible states that many are called, but only a few are chosen. Despite the shock wave created by such an unprecedented event in the world, we must not underestimate the enemy of God; he knows prophecy better than most of us. He will have had ample time to prepare his plan to occupy peoples’ minds with their future, enabling them to forget their disappeared loved ones.

 

The best way not to be fooled by the Antichrist’s supernatural manifestations and his deceptive seductions is to know that he will act the same as the first Roman emperors, meaning he will persecute all who love the Truth and who keep the testimony of Jesus Christ. The beast's first enticement will consist in promising peace on earth and giving hope so that people focus on their own lives. This, of course, is contrary to the mind of God:

 

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matt. 16: 24-26)

 

Revelation 13:6-8

 

And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

 

The Antichrist will appear in the world during its phase of trials, after the Rapture of the Church. It is hard for anyone to imagine the impact and meaning of “the Day of the Lord.” Even if it appears as a surreal scenario to today’s non-Christians, when it does happen, people will be in total shock and unbelief at the accomplished fact. Now thousands, even millions of people will have disappeared: the history of mankind will have entered its final phase. Media will bombard people day in, day out with news about the massive disappearance! The most unbearable distress will, however, be from families directly affected by this event. One will lose a wife, the other a husband, or worse, a child, perhaps the whole family. Thus, after a few days or weeks, the situation will be chaotic and hopeless, and then the Antichrist will appear with signs and wonders. He will come on his white horse, and then the first seal will be opened. This indicates that he will come as the man of the moment to straighten out the mess. The bow that he has in his hands is a weapon of war; verse 7 says that he will declare war and conquer the saints, i.e. the believers who have sided with God by taking a stand for Jesus Christ. This does not refer to the saints of the Church, but those who are left behind and who will be converted to God. The weapon in his hand has been carefully chosen for its accuracy. With the target in view, he pulls on the bow and the arrow hits its target: scores of Christians die as martyrs. Verse 6 tells us that his mouth shall speak blasphemies against God because he is adored by all who have preferred injustice to Truth (Rev. 13:4, 8). He will consider himself the Savior of the world.

 

Revelation 3:9-10

 

If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

 

Believers turning to Christ will fall on very hard times, indeed. They will be considered as a conditioned sect and will be accused of the disappearance of all those who have never been found. They will be persecuted by the universal church, the spiritual Babylon on earth, called the great prostitute (Rev. 17:1), as were the early Christians under the despotism of Caligula, Nero and Domitian. And more than ever, the saints of this period will have to soak in the hope of The One Above and in the promise of the reward that will follow, because Here is the patience and the faith of the saints (v. 10).

VI)    The Antichrist unveiled

 

Dealing with such a subject requires much reflexion and time spent with the Lord in prayer, to receive the conviction that we are in God's will. This requires the full inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Without this inspiration, everything would be nothing more than a waste of time. I had the strong feeling that this book would not be complete without this part, because I had received from the Lord some revelations about the manifestation of the one who will claim to be the Messiah. As I was doing my research and thinking on the subject, I received glimpses from the Holy Spirit, but also obstacles from the enemy in order to try to stop the Truthfrom being revealed. I was convinced to disclose what follows, and the Lord confirmed it by giving me the specific order of the events to come, for He impressed on me that it was high time for God's people to be aware of the urgency of the situation.

 

It is of course legitimate for every Christian to ask whether the claims expressed in these pages reflect the full reality to come, or whether it is pure speculation of the author. It is everyone's responsibility to check these sources, to examine the question and to use discernment to retain what is good - and especially to seek confirmation of these things from the Lord. Then will begin an inner spiritual struggle for the Christian, because the Lord reveals things only to His children who bother to focus on the prophecies and who yearn for them. This evidences the love for the Truth, which has its own principle: devotion.

 

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Rev. 1:3)

 

By experience, I know that after receiving the deep convictions of the Lord, our faith will be tested by various oppositions, because the enemy is ever so present to make us doubt the legitimacy of the Truth. We must resist him and remain firm in our faith. And if doubt persists, the best weapon is still to be on the offensive to spread the Truth. Is this not the Lord's will for us? For we have received, and now we have become the communicating vessel, continually refilled by Him.

 

Let’s go directly to the heart of the matter with this question: is there some way that leads to asserting the identity of the Antichrist? Putting this another way, do we think that our Lord has revealed to us Christians how to know with certainty the manifestation of our Messiah, but keep the followers of this mysterious Antichrist in the dark? Certainly not, and I will even go as far as to say that the enemy already knows the truth about these dates. Before we take knowledge of the means by which the Illuminati became convinced of the identity of the Antichrist (the mystery of iniquity: see Volume 2, Part VI), we will focus on the way in which the Lord wants to tackle the truth about this.

 

Since we know with certainty the manifestation of upcoming events (and particularly the Rapture of the universal Church, Christ's Bride), there is also an undeniable way to know - with certainty - the identity of the person who should appear on the same date as the global leader and False Christ. The date of “the Day of Christ” is made known and certified by all the evidence revealed to us by the grace of God. This allows us to recognize who is presented as the False Christ who garners favor with the greats of this world (as well as a huge population who have no love for the Truth). We now know that “the Day of Christ” followed by “the Day of the Lord” will take place in 2015, during the Feast of Trumpets, scheduled between September 13th (twilight) and the evening of September 15th.

 

It means that the Antichrist must appear as we have seen - in his first appearance - just before this date (which is the Rapture of the Church) and the eclipses of September 13th and September 28th, 2015. If we add to this the fact that when he will appear, he will - to be credible - have to have Christ’s age at the time of His death, we have the surest way to recognize the person who is hiding behind this mystery of the Antichrist. Is this clear? Going a bit further, some have falsely suggested that the Antichrist will appear at the same time that Christ had begun his ministry, that is to say at the age of 30, but this reflects a complete misunderstanding of his intentions and strategy. This Wicked Man is primarily a usurper, so his purpose is to impersonate Christ, or at least to make most people believe that he is Christ. Yet it is not by pretending to be Christ in his earthly ministry; this would definitely get him found out immediately. No! He wants to enjoy the reputation of the true Son of God, built on the work of the Holy Spirit through the Church, during centuries of evangelization. Everyone knows that Christ will return, despite the different doctrines. This is precisely what the False Christ wants to take advantage of by impersonating the True one. Christians are not the only ones waiting for the Return of Jesus as Savior, but people around the world are waiting for the Return of the Messiah, believers from all sides of the religious spectrum believe in the imminent return of their messiah, even if they are not clear as to how he will come; this includes all of Christendom, Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, the apostolics... In Judaism, it is the Mashiach; the Mahdi for Muslims; in Buddhism it is the Maitreya; or Mirokou for the Japanese; in Hinduism it is the Kalki Avatar. Apart from major religions, there are many other types of believers that await their Messiah: the nomads of Central Asia call him “white Burkhan,” the Messiah of the Sufis is called “Khidr,” the Shiite Messiah is called “the twelfth Imam,” and the Orthodox Sunni Messiah is called “Muntazar.” Even all the satanic sects, especially all the great sorcerers and druids of the Illuminati, which are the branch of the preferred religion of the unholy trinity (also called “mystery of iniquity” in the Bible) await their messiah. As you can see, the False Christ will set the stage for his coming in all spheres of world religions, and will have to be able to meet all their expectations. As a manipulator - through his knowledge of thousands of years - it will be easy for him to exploit the credulity of those whose hearts are attracted to the sole satisfaction of the flesh - and not the purity of truth and holiness of the Spirit of God. He will give them a utopian peace, which will only be ephemeral, based on lies and deceit to achieve his goal: to send as many souls as he can to hell.

 

To bring about his objectives, the usurper will use a trick, which is to assume the identity of Christ and he will try to fulfill as many conditions as possible to be recognized as Him, to confound all those who will not be armed with the Truth of the Word of God.

 

One of the most important conditions he must meet comes from Christianity, namely, the required age of Christ at His Return. This is how we can unveil him. If the False Christ wants to be consistent with the history of Christianity, when he appears, he must have the age of Christ at His crucifixion, that is about 33. Remember, it is the Return of Christ that is important for Christians, and not the age Jesus had when He began His ministry, i.e. 30 years old.

 

In accordance with the dates revealed in this study, we have the best evidence that the Antichrist is already in this world. We know that he must fulfill the 33-year old requirement when he appears. We also know that he must do so before the Rapture and that his second appearance (see study 2 Thess. 2) on the world stage should be approximately 15 days after that event, at the lunar eclipse on September 28th. In other words, knowing his age and the precise moment of his appearance, we can know the date of his birth.

 

If he were to appear in 2015 at 33, this would mean he was born in 1982. Now that we have his date of birth, everything should become clearer. This should be obvious to everyone, because he is easily recognizable today.

 

Therefore who was born in 1982 and meets the maximum requirements to be a candidate for world leader? To answer this question we will compile a list of conditions that must be met:

 

  • He was born in 1982;
  • He must be a king or a prince;
  • He must have a great reputation and be known around the world;
  • He must have considerable influence in his own country;
  • He must be part of a great world power;
  • He must meet all the criteria as messiah of the world’s false religions;
  • He must meet the criteria of the False Christ for those who are true Christians.

 

The only one in the world who meets this profile perfectly is Prince William of England.

 

I must admit that at first, the idea of considering that Prince William of England may be the future Antichrist was something I was not prepared for. Yet, he is the only one who was born as a prince, whose birth date ties in perfectly with what we have just demonstrated.

 

  • Occultists consider astrological signs as being very important. Prince William was born on June 21st, 1982, just after a solar eclipse, on the day of the summer solstice. In astronomy, it means that the Sun, the Moon and the nodal point of the north were aligned. Without going into detail, this date reveals many peculiar “astrological signs” which are very revealing. June 21st, during the 666 [Saros] Solar Eclipse on the day of the summer solstice, is also an exceptional date for occulties, satanists, sorcerers and shamans worldwide. This is the “Festival of the (rebirth of the) sun,” which is still celebrated, namely at Stonehenge in England. The night of June 21st, 1982 is also considered as the day of the new moon or of the “black moon.” In the eyes of esoteric followers, all these events point to the birth of a great king.

 

This may seem meaningless to us, but the date of birth constitutes unquestionable proof that his identity is no longer a mystery. But let’s consider additional evidence:

Satan always tries to imitate God's Word! In the same way as Christ was born of Mary, who was made “Queen of Heaven” by Roman Catholicism, Prince William was born of Princess Diana. Yet, Diana was a great pagan goddess, the Ephesians’ “Queen of Heaven”. In addition, Prince William was born at St Mary's Catholic Hospital in London...

 

So that not only this, our craft, is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth. And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians! (Acts 19:27-28)

 

  • The article “No More Sacrifice” in the London Psychogeographical Association Newsletter reminds us that when Prince William becomes king, he will be called King William V. If you capitalize William V (WILLIAM V), break down the W into two V’s and change the l’s into Roman I’s, King William V’s name slightly reorganized forms a most disturbing anagram: I AM VI VI VI or I AM 6 6 6. This king is also known as the “Once and Future King”.

 

  • Prince William is not a Jew in the strict sense of the term. However, the Royal Houses of the Windsors and the Stuarts, of which he is the heir, both claimed to descend in a direct line from King David, which is enough to make Prince William “the ideal Jew” expected by Israel.

 

  • Prince William is the son of Prince Charles, and the literal meaning of “Charles” is “man.” William could thus be called the “son of man.”

 

  • Let us add that on March 6th, 1996, CNN revealed that Prince William, the future King of England, was one of the first human beings to receive a microchip. This was implanted under the skin of his right hand at the age of 12. The prince can be located by satellite and is continuously monitored by the British secret services, thanks to this chip.

 

  • The symbolism of the Red Dragon, which is on the coat of arms of the English Windsor Family and of Wales, recalls:

 

The beast which I saw was like a leopard; his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. (Rev. 13:2). And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Rev. 13:4). And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Rev. 12:3, 9)

 

If all these arguments have not convinced you, here is a forceful - biblical one - which confirms his identity: the tribe of Dan.

 

The Bible is full of saliant information and we are at a loss in finding everything. There is much more than we can think of, even about the person and the appearance of the Antichrist. It is the only way to know if we are going in the right direction. In this time of the end, we really need the help of the prophetic Spirit to guide us in our investigation. There is an element that must be highlighted insistently as it reinforces the idea that Prince William is the False Christ foretold in Revelation. One must go back to the origins of the tribes of Israel. It was a tedious job and I will not subject you to all of it, but will limit myself to one that interests our subject, namely the tribe of Dan. Its geographical location is a sure way to trace it back to the Antichrist, because Scripture clearly suggests that he will be come from this tribe of Israel. The verses below attest to this:

 

Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. (Gen. 49:16-17)

 

The context of this verse is as follows: as the patriarch Jacob sensed his life would soon end, he proceeded to gather his 12 children (who later became the 12 tribes of Israel), saying:

 

And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. (Gen. 49:1-2)

 

It is specified that at the end times, during the last days, the tribe of Dan will become an instrument of judgment for the people of Israel and this is confirmed by verses such as:

For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim. (Jer. 4:15)

 

and particularly:

 

The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein. (Jer. 8:16)

 

According to the verse below, the tribe of Dan rose to the extreme northwest. Based on my investigations, this would refer to a place in Ireland (see link with the Royal Family).

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Now these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to the coast of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath, Hazarenan, the border of Damascus northward, to the coast of Hamath; for these are his sides east and west; a portion for Dan. (Ezek. 48:1)

 

The Scottish declaration of independence asserts that the Scottish ancestors came from Scythia passing through Spain, around year 500 AC, approximately 1,200 years after the conquest of Samaria by the Assyrians in 721 BC (see The Story of Celto-Saxon Israel, Bennett, pp. 96-99). The British Gildas, in a book dating from the year 500 of our era, describes the Anglo-Saxon invasion as a divine retribution against “these Israelites” by the British (De Excidio Britanniae). In the first records of Ireland, we see that some of the first inhabitants of the Island were called the “Tuatha de Danann” (The Story of the Irish Race, MacManus, pp. 2-6; The Flowering of Ireland, Scherman, pp. 51-55), which can be translated as “the tribe of Dan” - one of the tribes of Israel. The “Tuatha de Danann” of Ireland would be the same people as the “Danish” of Greece, who, according to local legends, came from Egypt around 1,500 BC - at about the time of Israel’s exodus. One of the features of the tribe of Dan was to rename the places that they passed through or where they lived (Josh. 19:40-48; Judg. 18:11-12, 26-29).

 

Biblical prophecies reveal that the Danites were seamen (Judg. 5:17), who would leave their mark where they passed: Cyprus (called “Ia-Dnan,” or the Island of Dan), the Danube, the Dardanelles, Danzig and Denmark (see Bennett, pp. 76-79). Another source indicates that the tribe of Dan came by sea to Ireland, where they founded institutions like Dans-Laugh, Dan-Sower, Donegal, Dundee, prior to landing in Denmark (Danm-hairgen in Gaelic). The Gaelic term “Tuatha de Danaann,” which designated these new Irish, literally means tribe of Dan.

 

The Danaans also established in Cyprus which in the ancient times, was known as Ia-Dan or “the Island of Dan.” The name Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, a key location for druids, clearly has the same origin. The Taurus Mountains in Turkey, the Balearic Islands, and Syria were other Danaan places of settlement; they journeyed from Atlantis in Britain and became known as Tuatha de Danann or the “people of the sea.”

 

It is interesting to note that the king of the Tuatha de Danann tribe was actually called the “Sumaire” which in old Irish means “the dragon.”

 

The Merovingian bloodline descends from the tribe of Dan, who married the Tuatha de Danann Canaanites, also known as the Dragon Lords of Anu, because they were supposed to be descendants of fallen angels (Anunnaki).

 

When God scattered the northern tribes for their wickedness, the tribe of Dan migrated to Greece, and later France and the British Isles, where they established gentile priesthoods and royal dynasties of demonic lineage:

“The Tuatha de Danann” (or dragon Lords of Anu) ... (prior to settling in Ireland in approximately 800 BC) ... were princes ... of the Black Sea of the Scythia (now Ukraine).

 

Cormac mac Cuilennáin, a scholar, wrote a glossary of difficulties of the Irish language and edited the Psalter of Cashel in which he mentioned:

 

“The Tuatha de Danann judged in Ireland for about two centuries, and were highly qualified in architecture and other arts from their long sojourn in Greece. The Tuatha de Danann were the descendants of Danaos, the son of Belus, who went with his fifty daughters to Argos, the home of his Io ancestors.”

 

Four symbols are used in the Bible regarding the Tribe of Dan: a snake, an eagle, a lion, and bees. In the story of Samson (his parents were Danites), we find the famous riddle of the bees who have made honey in a lion's carcass, that he had killed. The symbolic nature of bees could represent the concept that the descendants of the tribe of Dan had once tried to cause the destruction of the tribe of Judah (whose symbol was the lion). The lion's carcass of Dan's tribe would attempt to produce the golden age of a world empire, symbolized by honey.

 

It is difficult to determine with accuracy the direct link between the Royal Family and the presence of the Danites in Ireland, however we can see that the plot thickens since the geographical location helps to restrict our field of investigation regarding the appearance of the Antichrist. As we know, the Scriptures are an indisputable source of information; they project us into the future with Jacob's prophecy and send us back to the end times with the arrival of the Antichrist, who will descend from the tribe of Dan. We know (from a reliable source) that this tribe migrated to Ireland (Tuatha de Danaann) and to Denmark, precisely where royal families have their roots. Is it useful to recall that it is in these two places that the tribe of Dan is established. Therefore, Prince William's royal family is the outcome of the royal union of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark), with Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom...

 

This constitutes yet further proof that Prince William is a likely candidate to serve as Antichrist at his imminent coming. But dear people of God, you can imagine that this satanic strategy presenting Prince William is from the tribe of Dan, is obviously not the official version that is adopted by the British Royal Family. The Family has prepared the way to expose their so-called truth, which we will now unravel.

 

Two Great Britain royal houses have always claimed to descend from the tribe of Judah, to which belong David and Jesus. These are the Windsors, Queen Elizabeth's family, Prince Charles and his son William; and the Stuarts, to which Princess Diana belonged. In the occult world, these two families are known as being linked to the messianic offspring of David. There is no proven historical evidence, but it looks more like a great subterfuge that has been perpetuated all through the centuries...

 

However, many historians question the authenticity of the Windsors inheriting the throne of England, which places in doubt their claim to descend from the throne of David. The Stuarts, supposedly, would have Jewish blood from marriages between blood relations multiplied over the centuries (it goes without saying that this contention is false and has no historical basis, but it serves the interests of Satan). These occult societies assert that it is of this messianic royal lineage that their own future “Messiah” will come.

 

Considering this, it was of utmost importance for the House of Windsor to search for a “Virgin” of pure Merovingian lineage in the House of Stuart, to marry her to the heir of England's throne, Prince Charles. In this way, the ancient occult power of England's Royal House would be legitimized.

 

Moreover, the fruit of this union, particularly the possible first-born, would benefit from the “holy ancestry of Christ and David,” and would unite the two Royal Houses. It is for this reason that the Windsors actively sought for this “Merovingian Virgin,” and found her in the person of young Diana Spencer, heir of the Stuarts of Scotland.

 

Note that the Merovingian Kings, ancestors of the Stuarts and of most of the royal families in Europe, claimed also to descend directly from Jesus Christ. This was according to the blasphemous occult legend which states that Jesus Christ would have had children with Mary Magdalene. One of these children would be the direct ancestor of the Merovingian bloodline. It is this same legend which has been exploited in the recent best-seller, the Da Vinci Code. We also believe that this book aided public opinion to prepare for the next manifestation of the Antichrist.

 

Sir Laurence Gardner is the official biographer of many European royal families. From official and secret archives, he claims to have reconstituted the historical genealogy of the “Kings of the Grail,” from Adam through to David, Jesus Christ, the Merovingian Kings, King Arthur of England, and up to the European royal houses. So he ends at the Merovingian house of Stuart of Scotland which, according to him, is the real heir to the throne of England and from whom Diana Spencer descends. (The “Holy Grail” is assumed to be the sacred cup into which Jesus would have poured the wine during the last supper with his disciples. King Arthur and the “Knights of the Round Table” devoted their lives in search of this Holy Grail, that is said to bring peace to the world). In Jewish thought, if it is “proved” that a Royal House descends from King David, it can claim to give birth to the awaited “Messiah.”

 

One final noteworthy remark that also serves as evidence with respect to the tribe of Dan: this tribe does not inherit the seal of God and is excluded from the enumeration of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel, in the 144,000 elected in Revelation Chapter 7. They are the first fruits and not the remnant of the elected Jews of the end times. This observation is important because it is a confirmation of everything that has been said about the tribe of Dan, that it will be the instrument of God to judge all the people of Israel, as Jacob had prophesied in Genesis 49:16 Dan shall judge his people…

 

The link between Prince William, the Royal Family and the tribe of Dan.

 

It is a known fact that Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton, is of Jewish descent.

 

Her mother, Carol Middleton, is the daughter of Ronald Goldsmith and Dorothy Harrison, who are both Jewish.

 

Dorothy Harrison's parents, Robert Harrison and Elizabeth Temple were also both Jewish. Elizabeth Temple was the last descendant of the Myers family, English Jews of the 19th century.

 

Briefly, Duchess Kate, by her matriarchal lineage, is Jewish and consequently, the future King of England who has come into this world, will be, according to the Halacha, Jewish and can be part of a Minyan... He will be, without doubt, circumcised in accordance with the tradition established by Queen Victoria, who, convinced that the British Monarchy descended from King David, circumcised the boys, particularly the one who had to become King, Edward VII. It is a tradition that has survived to the present day.

 

So Mazal Tov! (Good luck!) For centuries, we have not had a Jewish King, the most recent being, as everyone knows, King Alexander Yanai of Judea, who died in year 76 BC.

 

Could this be the reason why the wedding was scheduled on a Friday and not a Saturday, as it would have been in an Anglican marriage? Probably to allow some guests to go to the wedding by car, which would have been unfitting on a Sabbath day.

 

VII)  Prince William’s first appearance

 

In the passage of 2 Thessalonians 2 previously discussed concerning the two warning signs of the Day of Christ (the Rapture of the Universal Church), we notice that both have already taken place: we can say that they began at the same time.


1) Remember, the first sign is the apostasy. As defined in the passages of Timothy (2 Tim. 4:3-4), of Peter (2 Peter 2:1-3) and Jude, the apostasy is perfectly illustrated by the characteristics of the church of Laodicea. Today we see a parallel with the various revival movements that operate across the world, and the hypocrisy of false teachers. These men use their ministry and the Word of God for their personal needs, to preach the “gospel of prosperity” and not the Gospel of Christ,. In the prosperity gospel, also known under the name of the “word of faith,” the believer is told to use God, whereas biblical truth is just the opposite: God uses the believer. The word of faith, or the theology of prosperity, sees the Holy Spirit as a power to use for everything that the believer desires. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is, on the contrary, a person who revitalizes the believer so that he is able to fulfill the will of God. The prosperity gospel movement resembles several insatiable and destructive sects that infiltrated the Church during the first century. Paul and the other apostles were neither helpful nor conciliatory with the false teachers who propagated such heresy. They identified them as dangerous false teachers and urged Christians to avoid them.

 

 

Paul warned Timothy about these men in 1 Timothy 6:5, 9, 11. These men, who were “intellectually corrupted,” somehow assumed that devotion was a way to earn money and their desire for wealth was a trap that plunged them into “ruin and destruction.” (v.9)

 

Several examples of these spiritual movements have all the features of the end time apostasy: the gospel of prosperity also called the word of faith; the third wave; the “Toronto Blessing;” and the “Brownsville Revival”. All of these movements came into being at the same time as the birth of the Antichrist, which is the second sign before the coming of “the Day of Christ.”

 

2) The second precursor sign of a major upheaval for the world, predicted by the Apostle Paul, is the emergence of the ungodly man or the False Christ in its first phase. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that Man of Sin be revealed, (“apokalupto”) the son of perdition. (2 Thess. 2:3)

 

The apostasy is already here. If Prince William is the future Antichrist, we can say that “we have already seen him appear,” even though he has not yet fully manifested as such.

 

We should soon witness a demonstration that will bring him out in the open. The expression “Apokalupto” actually means to uncover, to reveal, to lay bare, to bring to the knowledge, to make manifest. This appearance could thus occur in one of two ways:

 

a) First assumption - and it is the one to which I hold by conviction: the throne of England will go directly from Elizabeth II to Prince William. Prince Charles is disqualified by his marriage to Camilla (a divorcee), at the end of a long adulterous affair. This would normally prevent him from exercising the kingship. Of course, he could also disappear in a mysterious car or plane accident! And this could be achieved in 2015 (between June and August). Because of this, Prince William would be revealed to the eyes of Christians (particularly those of the universal Church) by his royal title, King William V, which means by the anagram, as already explained: WILLIAM V = I AM the 6 6 6 (the number of the beast in Rev. 13:18).

 

b) Second assumption – which is highly improbable - is that following his enthronement, Prince William will be heralded as the one the Messiah awaited by the Jews. In this case, he will need the support of the False Prophet – which, as a precursor of the event, will also have to appear a little earlier (a few weeks before). The emergence of this other end time character will also be manifested by power and many miracles.

 

 

PART VII

 

PART VII

 

About the False Prophet

 

 

I)       The announced False Prophet

 

The fundamental difference between the Antichrist and the False Prophet is that the former thinks he is Christ and uses enticement to deceive people, while the False Prophet boldly claims he is sent by God to deliver a message on His behalf. In the case of the False Prophet of Revelation, the second beast’s special function is: (1) to prepare the ground for the Antichrist, as John the Baptist did for his Master Christ; and (2) to work with him, as Aaron did with Moses. For both the Antichrist and the False Prophet are serving the dragon to extend his reign. But all three will end up in the lake of fire to be tormented forever. There is another fact which we must take into account, which confirms that the False Prophet will manifest before the False Christ: the people of Israel still await the coming of Elijah according to the prophecy of Malachi:

 

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of the Lord. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. (Mal. 4:5-6, the last two verses of the Old Testament)

 

These two verses are highly revealing, for we know that Israel refused to recognize Jesus as the Messiah when He first came 2,000 years ago. As a result, they are still waiting for their Messiah to appear and to see the above prophecy fulfilled in relation to the coming of the Prophet Elijah, noting that this prophecy must occur before “the Day of the Lord.” It is clear that this event must occur before the first manifestation of the Antichrist, since in reality, this Elijah whom theJewsexpect is none other than the False Prophet who is represented by the second beast of Revelation, coming from the earth. Contrary to what I have heard in Christian circles - from those who believe that the spirit of Elijah has to rest upon one of God's end times prophets - this prophecy has already been fulfilled with the coming of the one whom Jesus Himself identified, John the Baptist!

 

 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of Man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist. (Matt.17:10-13; see also Mark 9:11-13)

 

But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb; And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.; And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. (Luke 1:13-17) 

 

Malachi's prophecy concerning the return of the Prophet Elijah has therefore already been accomplished. However, the Jewish scribes do not know this because they have rejected the Messiah, and they do not believe that the New Testament is valid. They are still waiting for this promise to be fulfilled. This will doubly profit the usurper, the False Christ. First, because he will appear as the Messiah as Jesus predicted: I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. (John 5:43); and secondly, to be credible in the eyes of the people of Israel, Satan will send the “Elijah” they expect in the person of the False Prophet (false Elijah). In this way, it will be easy for the fake messiah, once the way has been paved by the false Elijah, to be accepted as the Messiah - supposedly - of the lineage of David.

 

The trick is knowing when the False Prophet should appear. Two assumptions are possible:

 

1) Either the False Prophet will appear before the False Christ does, to prepare the way for his master. He will impersonate the Elijah of the Holy Scriptures, but he will also simulate miracles such as the true prophet performed in his time. In this case, it means that Prince William will be revealed publicly as the Messiah from the line of David, which seems quite unlikely as the Church is still on earth.

 

2) I, personally, would lean more towards the following scenario: the False Prophet will manifest with power just after the Rapture of the Church to prepare for the second appearance of Prince William, a sort of coming out, knowing that the False Christ must also be a conqueror. He will be the global leader in political and economic terms by introducing the New World Order. It is in this context that the appearance is the most likely, because the False Prophet will manifest himself dramatically with signs and wonders. He has to distract the world, deeply distressed by the disappearance of millions (as some believe) of Christians at the Rapture of the Church. It is difficult to imagine the chaos that the world will face during this event, resulting in the fall of economic power and bewilderment as never before experienced among all the inhabitants of the earth.

 

Although this scenario seems surreal to you, remember that we are the last generation of the last days, and here is again how the Bible describes this situation:

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thess. 5:3)

 

This passage follows Paul's explanation about the Rapture of the Church, as being a consequence of what will happen when “the Day of Christ” comes. So this unbearable distress will immediately lead to the first act of “the Day of the Lord,” that great and terrible day, confirmed by several passages of Scripture, including the one in Malachi that we saw earlier, the arrival of this Elijah (who will ultimately be the False Prophet).

 

The False Prophet will appear in an atmosphere of chaos, but his great miracles will subdue multitudes to bring the solution in the person of the False Christ, proving that he is the Messiah expected by the world. Many argue that at this time of great trouble between the Rapture of the Church, and the (second) appearance of the False Christ, there could be supernatural manifestations such as UFOs, in a way to divert people's attention to believe this phenomenon as the mystery of the Christians’ Rapture. This provides a common enemy to start a war to preserve the human species. What is certain - to bring a period of calm to this great disorder - is that the False Prophet will have to show some great strategies or cause sufficiently important phenomena to arrive at his goals... In any case, it is predicted by the Scriptures that the appearances of the Antichrist and the False Prophet must be created by the power of Satan to bring the world into a new era. Enticement will be so very high, to the point of deceiving even, if possible, those who know the Truth.

 

 

Finally, the following is my study on comments of Revelation, taken from Volume 2, concerning the False Prophet.

 

II)     The second beast of Revelation

 

A second beast will appear on the world stage. This time, the second beast will rise from the earth, because it will emerge from among the inhabitants of the earth. John said also:

 

They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. (1 John 4:5)

 

This is the False Prophet’s method found in 1 John 4:1. We have seen that the first beast is the main one because it gets all the power from the dragon to possess all the kingdoms of the world (Matt. 4:8-9; Rev. 13:2-4). The first beast, identified as the Antichrist, will be a man who is like a political emperor, a despot, with a global governance system, because he comes from the sea. The second beast is the False Prophet who comes from earth, because it comes from this world to attract the inhabitants of the earth (Rev. 13:14). That is why he speaks according to the world in order to be loved and accepted by it.

 

We need to clear up a misunderstanding concerning these two beasts. The book of Revelation gives us more evidence about this second beast as being the False Prophet, and that he should not be confused with the Antichrist. Indeed, the beast that comes from the earth cannot be the Antichrist as some claim, since the False Prophet is very different from the main beast (Rev. 16:13, 19:20, 20:10). Furthermore, Revelation 19:20 leaves no doubt that the False Prophet is the one who performs miracles and wonders in the presence of the (first) beast. This is confirmed by Revelation 13:12.

 

This second beast has two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon (v.11). Both horns are characteristic of the second beast, and therefore have nothing to do with the ten horns (kingdoms) of the first beast. The False Prophet’s two kingdoms are a bit peculiar, because he has the appearance of a lamb – with a connotation of gentleness, purity and devotion - but is proven to be of despotic authority, whose language is harsh (hypocritical), untrue and deceitful, like a dragon.

 

Another element, which is also noteworthy, is provided in Revelation 17:16. The beast hates the religious Babylon and eventually even destroys it. We know that the False Prophet is acting on behalf of the first beast, and therefore cannot be the religious leader involved in the great prostitute (religious Babylon). This is proven by the destruction of Babylon (Rev. 18:2) preceding the False Prophet's captivity, and the Antichrist (the beast) who will be thrown alive into the lake of fire (Rev. 19:20).

The two horns symbolizing two kingdoms have the appearance of a lamb, and the language of a dragon, which fools no one. In other words, the False Prophet was educated to appear as a good person, pretending to act on behalf of everyone's best interest, but his language reveals his true personality for

 

those who are accustomed to discerning the Truth. What if these two kingdoms were regions from which he came? Would he not be what John the Baptist was to Jesus Christ, namely the messenger who prepares the coming of the Antichrist? Working on behalf of the beast, can only belong to the mystery of iniquity linked to the Antichrist (2 Thess. 2:7). Therefore, the two spheres of action would represent the kingdom of finance and the kingdom of the occult. If it becomes clear that he is not directly linked to the religious Babylon, on the contrary, he certainly makes common cause with the Great Babylon: the mother of harlots (subject developed further in Rev. 17 and 18). Perhaps a high-level druid in Freemasonry or a branch of the Illuminati!

 

Duties of the beast that rises from the earth: Revelation 13:

 

  • Exercises all the beast's authority in its presence (v. 12);
  • Works miracles and wonders and even has the power to bring fire down from heaven. It undoubtedly attracts the attention of the masses, arouses admiration to sublimate the beast, and hypnotises the world in order to manipulate it more easily (v.13);
  • Exercises its deceptive power over the world’s inhabitants, and makes them worship the beast (verses 12 and 14);
  • Promotes the image of the beast and forces everyone to worship it or else die (v. 15);
  • Exterminates all who do not worship the beast;
  • Responsible for affixing the mark, the name or the number of the beast on all of humanity, without which no commercial transaction will be possible, not even to buy bread.

 

CONCLUSION

 

 

CONCLUSION:

 

This revelation of the Antichrist may seem unreal and exaggerated to many. The time is near and it is only natural that those who sincerely seek the Truth and place their faith in the Scriptures, will be convinced of the truthfulness this prophetic scenario and validate it. Surely some will see this as theatrics or a grotesque interpretation coming straight out of fiction. The fact remains, nonetheless, that all that has been revealed (at least for the most party) will happen under the eyes of those who will be living witnesses of this reality.

 

I often wondered why the Lord did not allow this revelation to be released earlier and in a more demonstrative way... but once again, we look to Scripture:

 

…If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. (Rev. 3:3)

And in Luke 21:33-36: Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.

 

The element of surprise is of utmost significance. Those who should be concerned are those who do not watch; who only worry about the things of the earth rather than the Lord's imminent return. How much then should we show our gratitude and love to the Prince of Life, the Savior, the Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Son of God who gave His life for us?

 

Table of contents

Table of contents

 

BOOK SUMMARY ......................................................................................... 3

AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION......................................................................... 5

FOREWORD...................................................................................................11

PART I: The doctrine of imminence ...........................................................13

I)         The Return of Jesus: two distinct events ? .........................................14

II)        The doctrine of the Rapture ................................................................16

III)      The pre-tribulationist position ...............................................................17

IV)      The (false) doctrine of imminence ........................................................21                                            

  1. 1) First contradiction ......................................................................  21
  2. 2) “The Day of Christ” and “Day of the Lord”................................ 25
  3. 3) Further evidence........................................................................... 27

 

 

PART II: The Date of the Return of Jesus Christ ...................................... 35       

Can the exact date of His Return really be known? ........................................35

  • The arguments objecting to the prediction ...........................................39
  • Biblical verses subject to controversy ..................................................41

1) First source of confusion: Matthew 24:36..................................................  41

2) Second source of confusion: Revelation 3:3 and 1 Thess. 5:1-5 .............  49

3) Third source of confusion: Acts 1:6-7 .......................................................  50

  • Examples in the Bible relating to the prediction of the Day of Christ... 50

1) Noah .......................................................................................................... 50

2) Elijah ..... .....................................................................................................52

Conclusive evidence of the Date of the Rapture ....................................... 55

  • First conclusive evidence: the inspired chronology.........................   56
  • Second conclusive evidence: Daniel’s prophecy   74

1)  The 70 weeks of years .............................................................................  74

2)  1st phase of the prophecy ........................................................................   82

3)  2nd phase of the prophecy .......................................................................   86

4)  3rd phase of the prophecy .......................................................................   89

 

  • Third conclusive evidence: The Tetrads .........................................  92

1)  The 1949/1950 Tetrad  ............................................................................  93

 2)  The 1967/1968 Tetrad ............................................................................   97

 3)  The 2014/2015 Tetrad ............................................................................  98

 4)  Another prophecy of Daniel associated with the Tetrad .........................  100

 

  • Fourth conclusive evidence: The Lord's Feasts............................... 104
  • Fifth conclusive evidence: The seven weeks of Daniel ................... 111
  • Sixth conclusive evidence: Joel's prophecy .....................................117

1) Joel 2:30-31 ............................................................................................... 117

2) The two eclipses  ......................................................................................  118

  • Seventh conclusive evidence: John´s vision of the 6th seal ............ 123
  • Other evidence ...................................................................................126

1) The “last generation” ...................................................................................126

2) A 2-year gap in the Julian calendar    ......................................................... 127

3) The year of birth of the Antichrist  .............................................................. 128

 

 

Part IV: Dates predictions for other significant events ............................ 129

  • The date of the end of the Tribulation.............................................. 129
  • The date of the restoration of Israel................................................. 134
  • The date of the liberation of Jerusalem ...........................................134
  • The beginning of the Millennium ......................................................134

 

 

Part V: Codices, ancient manuscripts: which ones? ................................ 137

  • Details of 2 Thessalonians 2:2 ......................................................... 137
  • The true and fake manuscripts .........................................................140

 

 

PART VI: Everything you need to know about the Antichrist  ..................155

I)         The confusion between the term Antichrist and False Christ  ...... 158

II)        The manifestation of the Man of Sin in three phases ..................... 159

  • The False Christ in Revelation ...........................................................160
  • The Antichrist and the beast that comes out of the sea ................. 161
  • The Antichrist (the beast) in Revelation ............................................162
  • The Antichrist unveiled....................................................................... 180

VI)      The first appearance of the false messiah  ...................................... 194

 

 

PART VII: About the False Prophet  ..............................................................197

  • The False Prophet is announced ........................................................197

II)        The second beast of Revelation .......................................................  201

 

CONCLUSION.................................................................................................. 205