components of the Revelation 12 Sign to the Great Pyramid and then the Sign of the Woman of Revelation 12 itself. The problem has been where to pin down the Rapture and the available window is shrinking.
The general logic has been that the next Feast of the Lord to be fulfilled was the Rapture. Paul used the term "the Last Trump", which by tradition seemed to be the Feast of Trumpets. When that passed us by it was then realized that in a Jubilee year the Trumpet is blown on the Day of Atonement, so the anticipation was moved to that day, but alas, still no Rapture. Then there was Shemini Atzeret–the 8th Day, which was another great candidate with trumpets. It had to be it, but again there was no Rapture.
So then knowing what we know about 2017 and even 2024, do we walk away? Was the once in 7,000 year Sign of Revelation 12 of no effect? Were all of the miraculous day counts a sham? Were all of the Middle East events on 100 day increments purely chance? All the calamities, too? Surely something is going on and fortunately it seems many believers who are watching still agree. I have been humbled by so many reaching out to encourage this work over the past few weeks. The truth is we are not there yet and it is not over.
For those who may not be aware, the thesis of this work is that the period of Daniel's 70th Week stretches from November 19, 2017 to the Day of Atonement 2024 (October 12) . That has been shown many ways in the books and articles and that period’s day count is 2,520 days. The 2,550 days is slated to end on Heshvan 10, 2024 (post war fulfillment of observing Atonement, Day 1290) and the 2,595 days (Day 1335) is slated for Hanukkah 2024. The basic idea, though, is there are only so many days left before this outline will be damaged.
One of the solutions being put forward is that the barley harvest was delayed and required an extra month for growth to be offered as the wave offering. This, if true, would reset all of the Fall Festivals so that all of the three that were looked at before could now be looked at again. They would also all occur before the drop dead date of November 19, 2017. I have looked at some reports, but it is my opinion this is a stretch and would the Lord really plan for us to rely on different accounts of circumstantial evidence from different regions of Israel alone? This would seem to be a long shot in my opinion.
However, be that as it may, the schedule then for a Feast reset would be the following days with some interesting details:
Trumpets - October 21/22. Day 4000 from Heshvan 17, 2006 finishing the 100 day increment timeline that has seen all important Middle East events tied to it since 2006.
Atonement - October 30/31. 500 years to the day from Martin Luther's posting of the 95 theses on Halloween.
Shemini Atzeret - November 12/13. Jupiter and Venus conjunction in Virgo before Jupiter leaves. 444 days after the last Jupiter-Venus Conjunction.
However, the option that seems best, at this point, is the Days of Noah and not the Feast Days. The first day mentioned and numbered in the Bible is Heshvan 10 when Noah is sealed into the Ark a week before the Flood. Heshvan 10 coincides with October 30/31 this year. When considering the warnings and hints of the Rapture in the New Testament, it is only the use of "the Last Trump" by Paul that we have appealed to fulfill the Moedim-the Festivals. If we look to Peter and Jesus, the emphasis is upon a repeat of the circumstances of the Flood at this time. Let us consider it all.
Here is Jesus:
"But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be." –Matthew 24:37-39
Rethinking this through, Jesus explains normal life functions of people totally unaware. This happened at the Flood and it is happening again. This cannot be before the end of the Tribulation as the world will be shattered with people hiding in caves with a large portion of the population destroyed. Jesus alludes to the day in question, Heshvan 10, the day Noah and his family were sealed into the Ark after 120 years of warning. The judgement then comes one week later. For the date of first biblical mention and also a day of Noah, this may be the day to take proper note as the best candidate for the Rapture.
Peter also likens our time to the days of Noah as his chief illustration:
"Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation." For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men." –2 Peter 3:3-7
Then let us consider Paul.
"Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed- in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." –I Corinthians 15:51-52
"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words."
–I Thessalonians 4:16-18
While there can be appeals to the fall Feasts with Paul, it is not necessarily conclusive. Paul never brings in the Feast Days explicitly and it is hard to determine what Trumpet day is best, as we have seen. Could the Last Trump refer to the Trumpet of God at some other determined time? It would certainly seem allowable.
The most determining statement is Jesus referring to Noah and his sealing into the Ark on Heshvan 10. We too will be sealed into our rooms while judgment then occurs on the earth. The beauty of it all is even if the Feasts are truly delayed for one month, Heshvan 10 and Atonement would be the same day. However, a Heshvan 10 Rapture fits in better with the whole scenario and also keeps the signs in the heavens in proximity of the Feasts and the period of Teshuvah from the solar eclipse.
A Heshvan 10 Rapture would have the following:
It is 500 years to the day when Martin Luther began the Reformation on Halloween 1517. Revelation 3:3 is also the word of caution to the Church at Sardis (Reformed Church) that had a name to live, but was dead. This is because this Church has not heeded that warning and is lost on eschatology. Even on this great day, will they see it coming? Not likely.
Heshvan 10 is 40 Days since the Feast of Trumpets-a warning time of repentance.
Heshvan 10 is 70 Days since the solar eclipse.
Heshvan 10, 2017 is 7 years from Heshvan 10, 2010 and 7 years before the end day of Heshvan 10, 2024 (Day 2550/1290). All of these unique counts frame two periods of seven years in similar fashion to the seven good years and the seven bad years of Joseph in Egypt–all in Hebrew years.
Heshvan 10 comes ten days after October 21st, which ends the 4,000 days of 100 day increment events since Heshvan 17, 2006. Could there be an event in the Middle East to launch a cascade of events leading to the war found in Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38-39 that concludes after the Rapture? Does this start our need for escape and rescue? Heshvan 17 began the 40 days and 40 nights of rain in the Flood. Notice here that from that day now comes to 4000 days–this weekend. Is this like the tribulation of ten days mentioned to the Church of Smyrna?
By focusing on Heshvan 10 as the day, it would mean the fall feasts are fulfilled in rapid sequence at the Second Coming at the end of the seven bad years. There is no unnatural break. They would be fulfilled by Christ in the same manner as the spring feasts. It is true the Feasts are the Lord’s but they were also given primarily to Israel. Though there are many parallels that can be found with them and this time, those themes and parallels can also fit the time of the Second Coming.
Rather, the theme of this time before judgment is also called to parallel the time of the Flood. Maybe this should have been obvious as the themes and day counts used in this work has hinged off of the Days of Noah! Going forwards and backwards, the Days of Noah have contributed great insight to this time. It would then only be fitting that another day of Noah has been the point of focus all along.
Therefore in the coming days, primarily October 21-22, we should be watching and waiting to see what may develop especially in the arena of Middle East events and then also the ten days that follow. There could be many other things. Next would be the possible Rapture on October 30-31. For the 20 days after, though believers would not be here, there should be a quick and rapid war in Israel that will finish quickly. It has been put forward in the books and articles that God delivering Israel from this war is likely the confirmation of God’s covenant with His people that begins the seven years. After the collapse of the superpowers, then the 10 kingdoms come and organize their rule before the Antichrist takes the reins. No one should want to go into this time even if they think they are prepared.
In the end this is an explanation from one man. Hopefully it is accurate and not misleading. In the end, this watch will continue until the day we are taken home. This may seem crazy to some, but the point is to show others that we are watching and aware and that the Bible is the final authority. Many will soon turn to the Antichrist and doctrines of demons, yet we know many people, more than could be numbered by the Apostle John, will become saved during the seven bad years of the Tribulation–Daniel’s 70th Week. How is one saved? The Apostle Paul has the final word:
That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” –Romans 10:9-13