As the Libyan ship was suppose to make its way to Gaza on Wednesday, there is much anticipation as to what may transpire in the days ahead leading to the 9th of Av. The 9th of Av 2010 has come up as a day of interest in two different ways. First, it is 1,000 days from the Comet Holmes explosion, but secondly, this date is mathematically related to the day before the 17th of Tammuz and the Lebanon War of 2006 and the 17th of Tammuz 2007 (60-360 day years from May 14, 1948). So here we stand one week from the 9th of Av with bated breath. (For more information on this see the Minutes of a Circle Series.) The next day on the horizon is August 11, 2010. That day is Elul 1 and the beginning of the Season of Repentance countdown to the Feasts. This day is also exactly 2,007 360-day years from the beginning of the Church on Pentecost (June 1, AD 32). 2,007 is also the amount of years from Creation to the year between Noah’s death and Abraham’s birth with Abraham’s conception most likely occurring in year 2,007 since Creation. Also, if 2017 is the final year of the seven year Tribulation, then time will have come to 6,021 solar years or three periods of 2,007 years. So Elul 1 or August 11, 2010 is another day to watch. The final watch day is the Feast of Trumpets 2010, which would be September 9. The Lord’s rehearsal day of the Great Awakening Blast of the Last Trump is the applicable day fitting for the dramatic event of the Rapture. It is also the next rehearsal day to be fulfilled by the Lord. But how much will we see develop up until that Day? It would seem that the believer who is watching should have some confirmation that it may indeed all go down as planned. But as far as the world is concerned, it will indeed catch them by surprise. Here then lies a fine line and some may risk demanding too many signs to confirm what is about to occur. But then again, have we not had plenty of signs over the past 100 years to tell us where we are and where we are heading? The biggest question is,what are we now doing to help others escape what is about to come upon the earth? Or, What are we leaving behind for others to see our testimony? Of course, with these remaining three days to watch for, there may be other surprises along the way. The Israeli flotilla incident came right at the conclusion of 500 days from the Gaza Cease-Fire with 100 days left before the the start of the Feast of Trumpets. But now with the World Cup being over, the powers that be have promised to ramp up their attack on Israel. All the pieces are in place. We now wait for the event that will light off the powder keg, and that may just be the Rapture itself. But what might be possibly next? There are questions about Damascus, the Psalm 83 War, and Ezekiel’s War. In my opinion, Damascus is difficult to pinpoint since other nations are also listed in the same part of Isaiah that seem to receive their judgment later on in the Tribulation. The Psalm 83 War appears to be developing, but it may be a complimentary war to the “further-out-players” listed in Ezekiel. Even Ezekiel mentions that his list is not complete (Ezekiel 38:6). Psalm 83 is composed of Arabs, who are also those nations now being set up as the proxies for Iran and ultimately the Russians. This proxy war may go down as the first wave to soften Israel as the other nations advance in for the kill. This is, of course is all speculation on how this war may be being planned. But it is being planned. There are a few variables, but if we are to have enough time for the Tribulation to conclude on the fall festivals within a generation of 70 years from the establishment of Israel or within a hundred years of the first sign of the end of the age (World War 1), THEN THE TRIBULATION MUST START IN THE FALL OF 2010. One time for the Last Trump remains and the events foretold will happen quickly once the restraint has been removed. The proof will come soon enough, but let us not just prove it to ourselves.