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Restarting Daniel’s 70th Week
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138 - Restarting Daniel’s 70th Week - By Carl Worline –
A spectacular series of events are coming together in the
heavens and in the news that are either an incredible series of coincidences, or
else they are the prophetic fulfillment of Revelation chapter 12. I believe
these signs are prophetic fulfillment, and they are telling us that Daniel’s
70th week is about to begin.
Let me begin by saying that I have no idea when the rapture
of the Church is going to take place. James, the brother of Jesus, told us that
God is busy taking a people for Himself from among the Gentiles (Acts
15:13-18). The only thing that is holding up the rapture is the arrival of the
full number of Gentiles which God has determined in advance (Romans 11:25 and
Acts 15:13-18). We have no way of knowing what this number is, so we have no way
of knowing when the rapture is going to take place. To make things even more
impossible, we do not know how many people are already in heaven or at what rate
they are arriving.
This article is not about when the rapture of the Church
will happen. Instead, it deals with the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week and the
7 year period of tribulation that begins at the same time, complete with 3 sets
of 7 judgments upon mankind. If you should happen to believe in a
pre-tribulation rapture, as I do, then you will know that the rapture can (and
most probably will) happen sooner that most believers expect. End times watch.
Astrology is a sin and is strictly forbidden by
God. However, God does use the position of the sun, moon, and stars to indicate
certain holy days, feast dates, seasons, and even how to calculate the length of
months and years. God used a sign in the heaven to guide the wise men to the
infant Jesus. I have always believed that the moon, the stars, the planets, and
all of the other lights in the heavens, such as galaxies, nebulas, asteroids,
and even comets, are God’s jewelry which He has put on display for our enjoyment
and for us to wonder at as we ponder His immense greatness. God wants us to
admire his magnificence in the heavens, but he does not want us to worship
anything that is there, other than Himself. End times watch.
At the moment the comet Elenin is passing through our solar
system. In ancient times, comets were seen as being messengers that brought
warnings of natural disasters and times of tribulation on the earth. Could
Elenin be a sign of the beginning of the 7 year period of tribulation before the
2nd Coming of our Lord, which we more accurately refer to as Daniel’s 70th
Week? Or is Elenin’s appearance at this time and place in the sky just a series
of coincidences that only appears to be a fulfillment of Revelation 12?
And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with
the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;
and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give
birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon
having seven heads and ten horns, and on his head were seven diadems. And his
tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven, and threw them to the earth. And
the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she
gave birth he might devour her child. (Revelation 12: 1-4 NAS).
And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the
earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child (Revelation
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to
make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and
hold to the testimony of Jesus (Revelation 12:17 NAS).
During the second half of September, the comet Elenin will
be in the constellation of Virgo, the virgin. The sun will also be in Virgo, so
the woman (Virgo) will be clothed with the sun. At the same time, the moon will
be at the feet of Virgo. During the latter part of September, Elenin moves up
the face of Virgo to a place where it would almost appear to be the tears coming
from Virgo’s eye as she cries out in pain as she is about to give birth. Then
Elenin moves further up Virgo’s face to rest on the top of her head, like a
crown. Actually, it will look like a tiara among twelve stars above Virgo’s
head. All of this will fall into place on September 29, 2011. End times watch.
Comets are rare, and for one to appear in this scenario
with Virgo, the sun, moon, Saturn, and Venus would be incredibly rare, indeed.
But there is more. . .
The planet Venus is in the mid-section of Virgo as if it
were a child in its mother’s womb. Saturn is also present and in the right
position, as if it were a dragon waiting for the child to be born, so that it
could devour the child.
Perhaps it is just coincidence, but in the world of legend
and the occult the Roman deity, Saturn, has always been regarded as a dragon and
was identified with the deity Cronus. According to legend of Cronus, he was to
be killed by one of his children, so Cronus would wait nearby each time one of
his children was to be born and then he would devour the child as soon as it was
delivered. End times watch.
In Revelation 12 the woman represents the nation of
Israel. When the dragon persecutes the woman and makes war with the rest of her
offspring we will be experiencing the 7 year tribulation period of Daniel’s 70th
week. End times watch.
I am not attempting to predict the exact date that Daniel’s
70th Week will begin. What I am saying is that a remarkable series of signs are
coming together on the last couple of days of September that certainly seem to
warn of the imminent resumption of Daniel’s 70th Week and the 7 year period of
tribulation on the earth which is a part of Daniel’s 70th Week. End times watch.
There is an excellent presentation of these events on You
Tube by Anton Fiori of Crimson Pill TV entitled, Elenin & Prophecy: “Fulfills”
Revelation Ch 12 on 9-29-11.
I am sure this is just a coincidence as well, but during
the second week in September the Palestinians are going to seek full membership
in the United Nations based on the borders prior to the war in 1967, with East
Jerusalem as their capital. God has made it very clear that He will not tolerate
anyone taking land from His chosen people and He is particularly sensitive about
His holy city, Jerusalem. I believe that if anyone wants to look for prophetic
signposts they need to watch Israel, and particularly Jerusalem. God considers
Israel, and particularly Jerusalem, to be the center of the world. I am not
predicting that worldwide tribulation might break out because of these actions
by the Palestinians. After all, things have been real peaceful and lovingly
quiet over there for years – right? I am just glad that I will be on the
opposite side of the planet on that day and if you find me hiding in a deep
cave, that will just be a coincidence as well. End times watch.
The Bible tells us that in the last days Israel will be all
alone in the world with few, if any, friends. The Lord warned Israel that they
would be hated and persecuted by all nations because of Him (Revelation
12:9). The United States is one of only five nations that have veto power in the
United Nations. If the United States should fail to veto statehood for the
Palestinians, this final piece of prophecy would come to pass. End times watch.
Speaking of coincidences, the first day of Rosh Hashanah
occurs on September 29, 2011 (Tishrei 1). This is the Jewish New Year and it
also the day that some believe is the actual birthday of Jesus. This could
certainly be as good of a time as any for Daniel’s 70th Week to randomly begin
ticking away again.
When the prophet Daniel was about 80 years old the angel
Gabriel gave him a prophecy about the future. This prophecy is recorded in the
chapter 9 of the Book of Daniel, and is often referred to as God’s Prophetic
Time Clock. Israel was given 70 weeks of years (490 years) to accomplish 6
goals. It further says that after 69 of those 70 weeks (483 years) the Messiah
would come but would be rejected and killed, the Temple would be destroyed, the
prophetic time clock would stop, and the people would be dispersed. We know that
during a gap in time of unspecified length God would take a people for Himself
from among the Gentiles. When the full number of those Gentiles has “come in”
God will turn His attention back to Israel, and the clock will start running
again for the last week (7 years). This is where, I believe, we are now – just
seconds away from the clock beginning to tick again. End times watch.
Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Feast of Trumpets. In
the New Testament there are two very special occasions for the blowing of
trumpets. They are the rapture and the 2nd Coming. End times watch.
Rosh Hashanah takes place at the time of the new moon,
rather than a full moon, when only a tiny sliver of its surface is visible. The
timing of the new moon is difficult to predict, and a minimum of two visual
sightings are required to confirm it. For this reason, Rosh Hashanah has come to
be known as the feast where “no one knows the day or the hour”. It is also
interesting to note that Jesus told us in 4 places in the Bible that “no one
knows the day or hour” of His return. This is pure speculation on my part, but
wouldn’t it be a remarkable coincidence if He was actually giving us a hint as
to what day to look for His return? End times watch.
Actually, I believe there are incredibly few things which
occur in our universe that are truly random. Our God is an incredibly precise
God and everything we see in our universe, from the motion of the planets and
stars, to the microscopic world of the building blocks of life, to the
infinitesimally small world of atomic particles, are incredibly precise. I
believe that God rarely ever uses the word “approximately.” This is why I find
it so hard to believe that either the rapture or the 2nd Coming of our Lord will
occur on a day which has no special significance other than being the day when
the counter on the gates of heaven just happen to click on the pre-determined
number set in advance by God. Several thousand years from now when we are all
sitting around in the New Jerusalem reminiscing about how it was “back in the
day” on the “Big E” (earth), I am certain that there will be armchair
quarterbacks with their 20/20 hindsight who will be proclaiming how they cannot
possibly understand why the people on earth could have missed all of the signs
and not possibly known the exact day of both the rapture and the 2nd
Coming. What they will fail to realize is that looking backward is easy. Trying
to interpret the signs of the times in advance is almost impossible because
there are so many of them. There are so many signs out there it is becoming
increasingly difficult to see the road. End times watch.
There are many other events happening in the world at this
moment that suggest the start of Daniel’s 70th Week is at hand. Daniel’s 70th
Week will begin with a series of 3 sets of 7 judgments that will start off bad
and get progressively worse until, the Bible tells us, all life will be
destroyed if God does not intervene to stop them. The beginning of these
judgments involves the four horsemen of the apocalypse which we find in chapter
6 of Revelation. End times watch.
The first horseman rides a white horse and represents the
anti-Christ, who goes forth conquering and to conquer (Revelation 6:2). The
entire Islamic world is in turmoil at the moment and is without a leader. This
huge power vacuum is going to be filled with somebody very soon because nature
does not like a vacuum. I shudder to think who this person will be, but if he is
the leader of all of the angry Muslims out there, he is not going to be a very
nice guy. End times watch.
The second horseman rides a red horse and is going to take
peace from the earth (Revelation 6:3-4). I can certainly see how the Middle East
is ready to explode into war and pull the rest of the world into the
conflict. In fact, I am truly amazed that we have had peace for this long. End
The third horseman rides a black horse and is going to
bring famine and economic collapse (Revelation 6:5-6). As I sit here and type,
there are 12 million people in Africa who are starving in the severest drought
in 60 years. In fact, this drought has been declared the worst humanitarian
crisis in all of history. North Korea is also experiencing severe famine, as
well as parts of China, India, Pakistan, and many other parts of the world. As
for economic collapse, most of the world’s countries are in serious economic
trouble with Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and Portugal on the verge of
default. The United States is not doing real well at the moment, either. End
The fourth horseman rides a pale horse and brings death,
followed by hell (Revelation 6:7-8). One-fourth of the world’s population will
die in the seal judgments (Revelation 6:8), and a third of those who survive
will die in the trumpet judgments (Revelation 9:15). I can certainly see how
deaths could easily number into the hundreds of millions as a result of the
first three horsemen riding forth. I can also see how hell could follow closely
behind. There will be incredibly few believers around when the four horsemen
start their ride, especially if the rapture of the Church has already
occurred. Unbelievers who die go to hell, yet I seriously doubt that there are
any unbelievers in hell once they get there. End times watch.
When I look at conditions in the world at this moment, I
cannot help but wonder how things could have become this bad without Daniel’s
70th Week actually starting, but we still have to see someone confirm a
covenant, or series of covenants, with Israel (Daniel 9:27). End times watch.
I am sure that it is also a coincidence, but September is
when the “don’t ask, don’t tell” restrictions will be officially lifted in our
military and homosexuals will obtain the special, privileged status they have
sought after for so long. September is also when Egypt is scheduled to have its
elections in which the Muslim Brotherhood is expected to win. September 11,
2011, will also be the 10th anniversary of when our nation was attacked. End
God has given each of us gifts in this life and we are
expected to be good stewards of both our lives and these gifts. If we think that
we know the date when our Lord will return, it is important that we continue to
be good stewards of our lives and our gifts until the Lord actually arrives. It
is also very important that we do not cause any of our brothers or sisters to be
harmed by our guessing. The most important thing for us to do is to be ready
when the Lord does arrive. End times watch.
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