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The Rescue of the Bride

Published November 3, 2016

Last updated December 1, 2016

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Appendices

Welcome

Overview

The Day and the Hour

Encouragement to Believers

The Great Sign of the Woman

The Red Dragon

The Rescue of the Bride

The Great Tribulation

The Separation of the Wheat from the Weeds

The Rapture of the Elect

 

Table of Appendices

A. The Big Picture

B. The Good News in Six Words

C. The Name of the Father

D. The Name of the Son

E. The Prophecy Timeline – The Sequence of Events

F. Your Preparation

What to Do

What Not to Do

G. My Testimony

 

Welcome

Heaven is waiting for you.

Let me show you the way.

Do not concern yourself with being "good enough" to get in.

None of us are "good enough" to get in.

All of us are flawed.

Yahuah (God) will meet you where you are.

He will take you to where he wants you to be.

He will clean you up, if you let him.

He will restore you, if you let him.

He will give you the gift of eternal life and a place in heaven, if you let him.

Yahuah knit you together in your mother's womb.
He is your creator.

Yahuah has loved you since before you were born.
He is your father.

Yahuah knows everything there is to know about you.
… and he still loves you.

Yahuah sent his son, Yahusha (Jesus), to earth to rescue you.

He sent his son to you to make a pathway for you to go to heaven.

He sent his son to you so that you could have life to the full.

He sent his son to you to offer you the gift of eternal life.

Yahusha laid his life down for you.

His sacrifice bought your passage to heaven.

Yahuah raised Yahusha from the grave and restored his life.

Yahusha can now do the same for you.

Yahuah has given Yahusha all authority in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth.

He has the authority and the power to save your soul.

Your ticket is waiting.

It is up to you to receive it.

To receive it, Yahuah asks three things of you.

One, turn away from the darkness of sin and disobedience.

Two, follow his son, Yahusha. Believe in him and allow him to lead you.

Three, accept the gift of eternal life that Yahusha has already bought for you.

If these concepts are unfamiliar to you, may I suggest that you start by reading the following appendices?

Appendix A: The Big Picture
Appendix B: The Good News in Six Words
Appendix C: The Name of the Father
Appendix D: The Name of the Son

They will explain to you the big picture, how you fit into it, and how to enter into a loving relationship with Yahuah, your heavenly father, by accepting his son, Yahusha, as your pathway to heaven.

 

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Overview

Yahuah (God) created the heavens and the earth. He also made the lights of the sun, the moon, and the stars. He put the lights in the heavens as signs to mark sacred times. One of those signs, The Great Sign of the Woman, will appear on September 23, 2017. That sign is the key to unlocking the timeline of other prophetic events revealed in the Book of Revelation.

The sign of The Red Dragon will occur twelve (12) days later on October 5, 2017, when the moon is full. Believers who have kept Yahuah's word, have not denied his name, and have endured patiently, will be kept from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth (Ref. Revelation 3:10). They are depicted as:

… a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.
Revelation 7:9

I refer to this keeping "from the hour of trial" as The Rescue of the Bride.

The timing and events associated with The Great Sign of the Woman allow us to determine that The Great Tribulation begins on September 5, 2017. From that date onward, believers will be increasingly persecuted and martyred. The Bride, however, will be kept from the hour of trial. The Bride will be rescued out of The Great Tribulation on October 5, 2017.

The purpose of the "hour of trial" is to separate the remaining people on earth into two groups – those who choose to believe in Yahusha (Jesus) and follow him, and those who do not. I refer to this "hour of trial" as The Separation of the Wheat from the Weeds. It takes place during The Great Tribulation.

The Separation of the Wheat from the Weeds will end at a day and time of Yahuah's choosing. He will rapture his elect (the Wheat) and initiate the Day of Yahuah. This is The Rapture of the Elect. I do not know its date or time.

The Rescue of the Bride and The Rapture of the Elect are separate events. The Rescue of the Bride will take place on October 5, 2017. The Rapture of the Elect will take place after The Separation of the Wheat from the Weeds at the end of The Great Tribulation. In my opinion, Yahuah has not given us enough information to determine the day or the hour of The Rapture of the Elect. However, I believe that we can know the season. I believe that The Rapture of the Elect will take place sometime in early 2020.

 

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The Day and the Hour

The Bible clearly records Yahusha's (Jesus') teaching on the day and the hour:

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”
Matthew 24:36

He taught this lesson to his disciples in A.D. 29, shortly before he was put to death. I agree with his teaching.

I also agree with Yahusha's teaching in the Book of Revelation.

The revelation from Yahusha the Messiah, which Yahuah [(God)] gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of Yahuah and the testimony of Yahusha the Messiah. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
Revelation 1:1-3

The Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation decades after the death and resurrection of Yahusha the Messiah. Note in verse 1 that Yahuah gave Yahusha a revelation. He revealed new information to him; information that he did not have at the time of his death and resurrection.

Both the teaching of Matthew 24:36 and the teaching in the Book of Revelation come to us through Yahusha. I believe that Yahusha taught the truth in both lessons.

Consider the following:

Yahuah put the lights in the heavens to mark sacred times.

And Yahuah said, “Let there be lights in the firmament to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years”
Genesis 1:14

Yahusha, his son, said

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”
Matthew 24:36

Yahusha spoke the truth. At that time, prior to his death and resurrection, he DID NOT know "the day or hour" of The Rapture of the Elect.

However, decades later, his Father plainly told him what would happen.

The revelation from Yahusha the Messiah, which Yahuah gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of Yahuah and the testimony of Yahusha the Messiah.
Revelation 1:1-2

Later, in Revelation 12:1-4, he describes the “signs to mark sacred times” in detail. At that time, decades after his death and resurrection, Yahusha received new information. His Father gave him a “revelation.”

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.
Revelation 12:1-4

Using astronomy software, we have the ability to predict the positions of the sun, the moon, and the stars to determine that The Great Sign of the Woman will appear in the stars above us on September 23, 2017. This sign will occur only once in human history.

Yahuah did not give us the date of The Great Sign of the Woman on a Gregorian calendar. He gave us the date of that sign by revealing to us the precise positioning of the “lights in the firmament.”

September 23, 2017 is the date of The Great Sign of the Woman in heaven. That, in turn, is the key to unlocking the timeline of other prophetic events revealed in the Book of Revelation, including The Rescue of the Bride on October 5, 2017.

The Rescue of the Bride is not The Rapture of the Elect. The Rescue of the Bride occurs between the sixth and seventh seals of the Book of Revelation. As it takes place during a full moon, we can know the date of The Rescue of the Bride.

However, The Rapture of the Elect takes place at the end of The Great Tribulation at the start of the Day of Yahuah. We do not know the date of The Rapture of the Elect. The Bible does not give us the timing. At best, we can only approximate the season. I believe that it will take place sometime in early 2020.

And so, Yahusha's teaching about The Rapture of the Elect remains true to this day.

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
Matthew 24:36

Yahuah, in his wisdom, has decided not to reveal the day or hour of The Rapture of the Elect to anyone.

I am not a prophet. I do not claim to be a prophet.

I am merely translating the timing of the appearances of The Great Sign of the Woman and the sign of The Red Dragon to the Gregorian calendar and fitting the scripture puzzle pieces together in relationship to Yahuah's signs.

My prayer for you is that you rightly divide scripture and become part of the Bride of the Messiah. I pray that you are kept from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. I pray that you are rescued on October 5, 2017.

Blessings to you in your study of the scriptures. I encourage you to verify in scripture and in prayer every claim that I make in this paper.

 

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Encouragement to Believers

Blessings to you in the name of Yahuah (God), the Father, and his Son, Yahusha (Jesus).

Time is short. You have a life-saving message to deliver. Nothing else matters.

Your loved ones, your family, your relatives, your friends, your colleagues, your neighbors and even your enemies – all of the people who have the greatest need to receive your message – will likely reject both your message and you.

Your mission is to try anyway.

This paper is your guide to the end of the age. It will provide you with the knowledge and the tools you need to complete your mission.

Your mission is to reach as many people as you can with the life-saving message of Yahuah's grace in the short time you have left. You have until October 5, 2017.

The paper you are about to read is an original work. It goes well beyond anything you have ever heard preached in a church. All of it is biblically and historically grounded. It is my best effort to communicate the truth of the Bible and the physical events that are about to happen in the heavens and on the earth. It will provide you with all of the tools that you need to participate in The Rescue of the Bride and to share the Good News with others in the short time that you have left.

With knowledge, you will speak with confidence.

With love, you will be patient and compassionate.

With wisdom, you will shine like the stars for ever and ever.

Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
Daniel 12:3.

Many people desperately need to hear the life-saving message of Yahuah's grace.

Assume that no one else is coming for them. Just you.

Let's get started.

 

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The Great Sign of the Woman

Yahuah (God) created the heavens and the earth. He also made the lights of the sun, the moon, and the stars. He put the lights in the heavens as "signs to mark sacred times."

And Yahuah said, “Let there be lights in the firmament to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years”
Genesis 1:14

One of those signs, The Great Sign of the Woman, will appear on September 23, 2017. That sign is the key to unlocking the timeline of other prophetic events revealed in the Book of Revelation.

The Woman is the constellation Virgo (Virgin). She represents the nation of Israel. She is described in the Book of Revelation 12:1-2:

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
Revelation 12:1-2.

The Great Sign of the Woman as described in Revelation 12:1-2 forms and lasts for a few hours. According to computer generated astronomical models, this sign has not yet occurred. It will occur once on September 23, 2017. It will never occur again. Refer to Mark Chiswell's research at http://watchfortheday.org/1260tetrad.html and also see his video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXxVwpcXV0U

The predicted arrangement of the sun, the moon, and the stars that will be part of The Great Sign of the Woman can be seen using a computer generated astronomical model. (http://neave.com/planetarium/) We have that the sun is located in the region of the woman's upper torso. The moon is under her feet. The crown of twelve stars is above her head in the constellation Leo. The twelve stars comprise the nine major stars of Leo and the three "wandering stars" of Mercury, Mars, and Venus. The Woman is "pregnant" with Jupiter, known to the Jews as the planet (or star) of the Messiah. Jupiter appears in the lower torso, or womb region, of Virgo. Symbolically, the woman is pregnant with the Messiah.

The Great Sign of the Woman is both a symbol and a sign. As a symbol, it represents the birth of the Messiah from the virgin of Israel. As a sign placed by Yahuah, it tells us where we are on the prophetic timeline. It places us in the fifth seal just twelve (12) days before the opening of the sixth seal. The sixth seal is the subject of the next section of this paper titled "The Red Dragon."

For believers, this is good news. During the fifth seal, believers will be under persecution, but their redemption is almost at hand. At the end of the sixth seal, Yahusha (Jesus) will rescue his Bride.

 

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The Red Dragon

The Red Dragon is Satan.

Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon
Revelation 12:3a

The great dragon was hurled down – that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Revelation 12:9

He appears before the woman gives birth. He stands in front of her. He wants to devour her child the moment the child is born.

The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.
Revelation 12:4b.

Now in context:

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.
Revelation 12:1-4.

The sign of The Red Dragon will appear in heaven after The Great Sign of the Woman. Note that the verse says that "The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born." This means that The Red Dragon will appear in heaven while the woman is still pregnant and crying out in pain as she is about to give birth. The Great Sign of the Woman will appear on September 23, 2017. The "pregnancy" of The Woman (discussed below) will end no later than October 11, 2017.

Jupiter, known to the Jews as the planet (or star) of the Messiah, will exit Virgo (Virgin) on October 11, 2017 after having spent some 301 days (December 14, 2016 to October 11, 2017) in the "womb" region of that constellation. Refer to Mark Chiswell's video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXxVwpcXV0U. After that, The Red Dragon will have no more opportunity to "[stand] in front of the woman who was about to give birth." The Woman will no longer be "pregnant." The Red Dragon must make its appearance by October 11, 2017.

Combined with a predictive computer generated astronomical model (http://neave.com/planetarium/), the Bible tells us that The Red Dragon appears after September 23, 2017, but no later than October 11, 2017.

We can now compare Revelation 12:3-4 with Revelation 6:12-13 to determine the exact date of the appearance of The Red Dragon.

3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.
Revelation 12:3-4.

12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.
Revelation 6:12-13.

Both of these passages document stars in the sky falling to the earth. However, Revelation 6:12 also tells us that this occurs during a "whole moon." A whole moon is a full moon. The only full moon after September 23, 2017, but no later than October 11, 2017 occurs on October 5, 2017 at 18:40 UTC.

The Red Dragon will make its appearance on October 5, 2017.

October 5, 2017, it turns out, is a very special date. It is the first day of Sukkot, also known as the Festival of Tabernacles, also called the Festival of Ingathering. Here is what Zechariah has to say about the celebration of this festival during the Millennial Kingdom:

Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. 17 If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain. 18 If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lord will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.
Zechariah 14:16-18.

During the Millennial Kingdom, the Festival of Ingathering is celebrated year after year to worship the King (Yahusha/Jesus). It seems appropriate that this festival should be celebrated not only to honor the King, but also to commemorate the event of the great ingathering of his Bride at The Rescue of the Bride. It fits perfectly.

Recall that the pregnancy of The Woman ends no later than October 11, 2017. The earliest that the woman could give birth is October 5, 2017; the date of the appearance of The Red Dragon. This allows us to set October 5, 2017 to October 11, 2017 as the date range within which start both the 1,260 days of Revelation 12:5-6 and the 42 months of Revelation 11:2.

5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who "will rule all the nations with an iron scepter." And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
Revelation 12:5-6.

2 But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months.
Revelation 11:2.

Given that The Woman is already in labor when we see her on September 23, 2017, I believe that she gives birth earlier rather than later. I believe that she will give birth on October 5, 2017.

Note that The Woman gives birth to a son, and then the 1,260 days start. The Woman flees into the wilderness, presumably abandoning the holy city of Jerusalem. It will be left for the Gentiles to trample for 42 months. (42 months x 30 days = 1,260 days.)

 

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The Rescue of the Bride

The Bride will be rescued on October 5, 2017 no later than about a half an hour before 19:10 UTC. The Bride comprises believers who have kept Yahuah's (God's) word, have not denied his name, and have endured patiently. The Bible refers to them as the Church in Philadelphia.

8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
Revelation 3:8

10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
Revelation 3:10

Believers who have kept Yahuah's word, have not denied his name, and have endured patiently, will be kept from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.

In Revelation 7:9-17, we see how Yahuah keeps The Bride from the hour of trial.

The Great Multitude in White Robes

9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:

"Salvation belongs to our Elohim,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb."

11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped Yahuah, 12 saying:

"Amen!
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our Elohim for ever and ever.
Amen!"

13 Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes – who are they, and where did they come from?"

14 I answered, "Sir, you know."

And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."

Therefore,

"they are before the throne of Yahuah
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne
will shelter them with his presence.

16 'Never again will they hunger;
never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down on them,'
nor any scorching heat.

17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne
will be their shepherd;
'he will lead them to springs of living water.'
'And Yahuah will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'"

The multitude in white robes have just "come out of the great tribulation" and are now standing in heaven "before the throne and before the Lamb." They have just been rescued. They are in their resurrection bodies.

Revelation, Chapter 7 fits at the end of the sixth seal just before the opening of the seventh seal. When the seventh seal is opened, there will be silence in heaven for about half an hour. Ref. Revelation 8:1.

When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
Revelation 8:1.

 

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The Great Tribulation

Yahusha (Jesus) taught us about The Great Tribulation and when it would begin.

15 So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
Matthew 24:15-22

We know from Revelation 7:13-14 that The Great Tribulation is ongoing when The Rescue of the Bride takes place on October 5, 2017.

13 Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes – who are they, and where did they come from?"

14 I answered, "Sir, you know."

And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."

Daniel tells us that there will be 1,290 days from the time that the Abomination that Causes Desolation is set up. He does not tell us what is at the end of the 1,290 days. He does not equate the 1,290 days with the length of The Great Tribulation.

11 From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.
Daniel 12:11

Recall that the pregnancy of The Woman ends on October 5, 2017. This allows us to set October 5, 2017 as the start date of both the 1,260 days of Revelation 12:5-6 and the 42 months of Revelation 11:2. More, we can determine the end date of the 1,260 days by adding 1,260 days to October 5, 2017. That end date is March 18, 2021.

I have made the assumption that March 18, 2021 is also the end date for the 1,290 days of Daniel 12:11. Working backward 1,290 days from March 18, 2021, we arrive at September 5, 2017. This is consistent with our understanding from Revelation 7:13-14 that The Great Tribulation is ongoing when The Rescue of the Bride takes place on October 5, 2017.

From the analysis above, September 5, 2017 is the date of the Abomination of Desolation and the starting date of The Great Tribulation.

The Great Tribulation has a maximum possible duration of 1,260 days.
(42 months x 30 days/month = 1,260 days)

The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months.
Revelation 13:5

However, The Great Tribulation will be cut short.

If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
Matthew 24:22

It seems reasonable to me that The Great Tribulation will be cut short by about a year. In his prophecies concerning the Day of Yahuah, Isaiah refers to a "year."

For Yahuah has a day of vengeance, a year of retribution, to uphold Zion's cause.
Isaiah 34:8

It was for me [Yahuah speaking] the day of vengeance; the year for me to redeem had come.
Isaiah 63:4

If a year is removed from the 1,260 days allocated for The Great Tribulation, that leaves about 895 days. Adding 895 days to September 5, 2017 (the starting date of The Great Tribulation) yields February 17, 2020. This date approximates the season in which The Great Tribulation will end and the Day of Yahuah will begin.

 

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The Separation of the Wheat from the Weeds

The time between The Rescue of the Bride (October 5, 2017) and The Rapture of the Elect (early 2020) is a period of both suffering and grace. If you find yourself here, you can still be saved. As long as you draw breath, Yahusha (Jesus) is willing to extend his grace to you. However, you will suffer needlessly. This entire period is within The Great Tribulation. It will not be pleasant for believers.

19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
Matthew 24:19-22

Those who come to believe in Yahusha and follow him will face death.

15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
Revelation 13:15-17

Those who refuse to receive the mark of the beast will not be allowed to buy or sell anything. They will not get paid for their work. They will not be able to buy food, medicine, water, fuel, clothes or anything at all. They will be cut off from support and most likely they will be killed.

Worse, anyone who receives the mark of the beast will face Yahuah's (God's) fury.

9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of Yahuah's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name."
Revelation 14:9-11

There are no good options. The people living in this time will be forced to make a choice. They will be living out the parable of the wheat and the weeds.

Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.
Matthew 13:30.

As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.
Matthew 13:40.

10b But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Yahusha the Messiah. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.
1 Corinthians 3:10b-15

There is no need for you to put yourself into this situation. You can be the Bride of the Messiah. You can be rescued on October 5, 2017 at The Rescue of the Bride.

 

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The Rapture of the Elect

Luke describes the events that accompany the end of The Great Tribulation and the beginning of The Day of Yahuah.

25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
Luke 21:25-28.

Mark is more specific than Luke. He ties the "gather[ing of] his elect" to the "sun [being] darkened and the moon [not giving] its light." The "gather[ing of] his elect" is The Rapture of the Elect.

24 "But in those days, following that distress,
'the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
25 the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'

26 At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens."
Mark 13:24-27.

Note that The Rapture of the Elect is not the same event as The Rescue of the Bride.

At The Rescue of the Bride, we have:

12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14 The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
Revelation 6:12-14

Summarizing the differences between the two events:

At The Rescue of the Bride
(End of Seal 6, Beginning of Seal 7):

1) black sun
2) red moon
3) no mention of the Son of Man coming in clouds

At The Rapture of the Elect
(End of The Great Tribulation, Beginning of the Day of Yahuah):

1) dark sun
2) moon will not give its light
3) people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory

 

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Appendices

Appendix A.

The Big Picture

Creation

Yahuah created the heavens, the earth, and mankind upon the earth.

It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.
Isaiah 45:12

He set lights in the sky to mark sacred times.

14 And Yahuah said, "Let there be lights in the firmament to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the firmament to give light on the earth." And it was so. 16 Yahuah made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
Genesis 1:14-16.

He created men and women and he blessed them.

27 So Yahuah created mankind in his own image,
in the image of Yahuah he created them;
male and female he created them.

28 Yahuah blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
Genesis 1:27-28.

Yahuah gave Adam one negative command.

15 Yahuah took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And Yahuah commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die."
Genesis 2:15-17.

The Fall

Genesis 3

1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals Yahuah had made. He said to the woman, "Did Yahuah really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"

2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but Yahuah did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'"

4 "You will not certainly die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "For Yahuah knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like Yahuah, knowing good and evil."

6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of Yahuah as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from Yahuah among the trees of the garden. 9 But Yahuah called to the man, "Where are you?"

10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."

11 And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"

12 The man said, "The woman you put here with me – she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."

13 Then Yahuah said to the woman, "What is this you have done?"

The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

14 So Yahuah said to the serpent, "Because you have done this,
"Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.

15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel."

16 To the woman he said,

"I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you."

17 To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,'

"Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.

18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.

19 By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return."

20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

21 Yahuah made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22 And Yahuah said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." 23 So Yahuah banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

Our Condition

As descendants of Adam and Eve, we continue to live under Yahuah's curse to this day.

Man is sinful and separated from Yahuah.

… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Yahuah …
Romans 3:23.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of Yahuah is age enduring life through his Anointed One, Yahusha our Lord.
Romans 6:23.

But your iniquities have separated
you from Yahuah;
your sins have hidden his face from you,
so that he will not hear.
Isaiah 59:2.

There is no way that we can bridge the gap between ourselves and Yahuah. All of our attempts to reach Yahuah will fail. We will never be good enough, religious enough, smart enough, or moral enough to meet Yahuah's holy standards. Our efforts will never be enough.

On our own, we are doomed. We are deserving of death.

But all is not lost. Yahuah loves us. Yahuah has a plan to rescue us…

The Good News

Yahuah loves us.

For Yahuah so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16.

Yahusha was sent to us that we might have abundant life.

I (Yahusha) have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10b

Yahusha paid the price for our sins by dying in our place.

But Yahuah demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Yahusha died for us.
Romans 5:8.

He paid the price to buy the gift of eternal life for us.

Yahuah has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of Yahuah does not have life.

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of Yahuah so that you may know that you have eternal life.
1 John 5:11b-13.

Yahusha is the only way to Yahuah.

Yahusha answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father (Yahuah) except through me."
John 14:6.

Knowing these things is not enough to save you. You must trust Yahusha and personally request to receive the gift of salvation and eternal life that he holds out to you. Yahusha calls to you.

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and him with me.
Revelation 3:20.

The Bible shows us the way.

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name (Yahusha), he gave the right to become children of Yahuah.
John 1:12.

If you declare with your mouth, "Yahusha is Lord," and believe in your heart that Yahuah raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Romans 10:9-10.

Yahusha is the only pathway to Yahuah. There is no other way.

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name (Yahusha) under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
Acts 4:12.

Acts 2:17-21 speaks specifically about salvation in the end times. It applies to the people who are alive today.

17 In the last days, Yahuah says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.

18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.

19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.

20 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and glorious day of Yahuah.

21 And everyone who calls
on the name of Yahuah will be saved.

Your Decision

The gift of eternal life has been bought for you.

Will you honor Yahuah by accepting the gracious gift he holds out to you in the finished work of his Son, Yahusha, his Anointed One?

 

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Appendix B.

The Good News in Six Words

Yahuah Created You

… Yahuah created man in his own image, in the image of Yahuah he created him; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
Psalms 139:13

It is I (Yahuah) who made the earth and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.
Isaiah 45:12

Yahuah Loves You

For Yahuah so loved his creation that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not be destroyed but have age enduring life.
John 3:16

This is love: not that we loved Yahuah, but that he loved us and sent his Son to lay down his life to pay the penalty for our sins.
1 John 4:10

All of us have Sinned

… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Yahuah …
Romans 3:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of Yahuah is age enduring life through his Anointed One, Yahusha our Lord.
Romans 6:23

Bought: Yahuah has Paid a Ransom for You

… you were bought at a price.
1 Corinthians 6:20

… the Anointed One died for our sins according to the Scriptures, … he was buried,

… he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…
1 Corinthians 15:3-4

But Yahuah demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, his Anointed One died for us.
Romans 5:8

If You Believe in Yahusha…

… to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of Yahuah…
John 1:12

… if you confess with your mouth, "Yahusha is Lord," and believe in your heart that Yahuah raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
Romans 10:9-10

…You Will Be Saved

… it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of Yahuah—not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9

… Yahuah has given us age enduring life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of Yahuah does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of Yahuah so that you may know that you have age enduring life.
1 John 5:11-13

An Exclusive Claim

Yahusha answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
John 14:6

You Are Invited

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
Revelation 3:20

Your Decision

Will you honor Yahuah by accepting the gracious gift He holds out to you in the finished work of his Son, Yahusha, his Anointed One?

If so, you can speak with Yahuah (pray) now and ask him for the gift He has waiting for you.

Here is an example prayer.

Father, Yahuah,

Here I am, a sinner. I am on the outside, shivering here in the cold and darkness. I understand that you have been waiting for me to come to you for a long, long time. Thank you for being patient and merciful with me. I am sorry that I have kept you waiting.

I do not deserve the gift of eternal life that you have prepared for me, but I would very much like to receive it. You have said that if I turn from my sinful ways, believe in your Son Yahusha, and accept His leadership over my life, I will be saved.

Father, I accept your plan with both my mind and my heart. I choose to turn from my sinful ways. I choose to believe in your Son, Yahusha, and the work that He has done to save me. I choose to accept Yahusha's leadership in my life.

Thank you for loving me; for bringing me in from the cold; for saving me; for giving me the gift of eternal life. Please teach me how to love you and honor you in return.

I ask these things in the name of your Son, my savior and king, Yahusha, your Anointed One.

 

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Appendix C.

The Name of the Father

The name of the Father, the creator of Heaven and earth, is Yahuah.

His name comprises four letters, presented here in Hebrew.

 

YHWH

 

Hebrew is read from right to left. The Hebrew letters from right to left are Yod, He, Vav (or Waw), He.

In English, the equivalent letters are presented in the reverse order: YHWH

This combination of four letters is also known as the tetragrammaton.

When pronouncing the name Yahuah, the emphasis is on the first syllable.

Phonetically, Yahuah is pronounced YA-hoo-uh.

YA – like the "yah" in Halleluyah, strongly emphasized

hoo – like the "hoot" sound an owl makes, but without the "t", decidedly de-emphasized

uh – "wha" as in the word "what", with a moderate emphasis less than that given to "YA", but more than that given to "hoo"

 

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Appendix D.

The Name of the Son

The name of the Son, the son of the creator of Heaven and earth, is Yahusha.

His name comprises five letters, presented here in Hebrew.

 

Yahusha

 

Hebrew is read from right to left. The Hebrew letters from right to left are Yod, He, Vav (or Waw), Shin, Ayin.

In English, the equivalent letters are presented in the reverse order: YHWSA

The name Yahusha has the same first three letters as the name Yahuah. Except for the last two letters, the Son has the same name as the Father. The name Yahusha means "Yahuah is salvation."

When pronouncing the name Yahusha, the emphasis is on the first syllable.

Phonetically, Yahusha is pronounced YA-hoo-shuh.

YA – like the "yah" in Halleluyah, strongly emphasized

hoo – like the "hoot" sound an owl makes, but without the "t", decidedly de-emphasized

shuh – combines two sounds, 1) "sh" as in the word "ship", and 2) "a" as in the word "what", with a moderate emphasis less than that given to "YA", but more than that given to "hoo"

 

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Appendix E.

The Prophecy Timeline - The Sequence of Events

Cell (row/column) and timeline references in this Appendix E are to Prophecy_v6.0.6.2 [Click to Download], a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with two sheets labeled as follows:

1) Prophetic Timeline

2) Sequence Detail

Overview – Prophetic Timeline

Prophecy spreadsheet Prophecy_v6.0.6.2 [Click to Download] lays out a logically and scripturally consistent pathway to the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning the second coming of Yahusha (the Messiah) and the end of the current Age. It is the current state of the prophecy analysis work that I started when I became a believer in 1993. The contents of some of the cells change daily as they contain formulas driven by the current date in cell A3.

The summary and assumptions below, based upon my trust in and understanding of Yahuah's scriptures, are my sincerely held beliefs.

Assumptions:

1) In his first coming, Yahusha fulfilled the Spring Hebrew festivals in precise, literal detail. In his second coming, he will fulfill the Fall Hebrew festivals (Rosh Ha Shanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot) in precise, literal detail.

2) The last "seven" of Daniel 9:24 is a Jubilee seven (7 x 7 x 360 = 17640 days). It began on 6/7/1967 and ended on September 23, 2015. Ref. Lev. 25:8-10, 20-22.

3) The 42 months of Revelation 11:2 begin on 10/5/2017 and end on 3/18/2021.

4) The 1,260 days of Revelation 12:5-6 begin on 10/5/2017 and end on 3/18/2021.

5) The abolishment of the sacrifice and the Abomination of Desolation take place together 1290 days prior to the culmination of the wrath of Yahuah. Ref. Daniel 12:11. Together they mark the beginning of The Great Tribulation, which will continue until the beginning of the Day of Yahuah. Ref. Matt. 24:15-22.
6) The Great Tribulation has a maximum possible duration of 1260 days. Ref. Rev. 13:5 "The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months." (42 months x 30 days/month = 1260 days)

7) However, The Great Tribulation will be cut short, but we do not know by how much. Ref. Matt. 24:22.

8) The sacrifice will be abolished on 9/5/2017 fulfilling the prophecies of Daniel 9:27.

Summary of Future Prophetic Events

The prophecy of Daniel 9:24 is complete. The "Seventy 'sevens' ended at the beginning of September 23, 2015. I believe that the beginning of the Psalm 83 War is now imminent. I believe that animal sacrifice on the Temple Mount will most likely be reinstituted in its wake. I believe that a major worldwide economic collapse, which will probably be blamed on Israel, is now imminent.

I believe that the opening of the third seal has already occurred or is now imminent. The third seal is accompanied by food price hyperinflation.

I believe that the fourth seal must be opened sometime between now and September 5, 2017.

Five (5) things happen on September 5, 2017.

The fifth seal is opened

The Abomination of Desolation, 1290 days prior to the culmination of the wrath of Yahuah on March 18, 2021. The sacrifice will be abolished fulfilling the prophecies of Daniel 9:27.

The Great Tribulation begins

The Ministry of the Two Witnesses begins

The time of The Separation of the Wheat from the Weeds begins, Ref. Matt. 13:30, 13:40, 1 Cor. 3:10b-15

On September 23, 2017, one (1) thing happens.

The Great Sign of the Woman appears, Revelation 12:1-2

On October 5, 2017, 18:40 UTC, five (5) things happen.

The sixth seal is opened

The sun turns black, Revelation 6:12

The whole moon turns red, Revelation 6:12

The Red Dragon appears, Revelation 12:3-4

A third of the stars fall straight down to earth from heaven, Revelation 6:12, 12:4

On October 5, 2017, shortly after 18:40 UTC, the Virgo pregnancy ends. Jupiter, known to the Jews as the star of the Messiah, begins to exit Virgo (Virgin) on October 5, 2017 after having spent some 295 days (December 14, 2016 to October 5, 2017) in the womb region of that constellation. Refer to Mark Chiswell's video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXxVwpcXV0U. Four (4) things happen.

The 144,000 are sealed, Revelation 7:3

The 1,260 days of Revelation 12:5-6 begin

The forty-two (42) months of Revelation 11:2 begin

The Bride is rescued, Revelation 7:9-14

On October 5, 2017, shortly after 18:40 UTC, two (2) things happen.

The seventh seal is opened, Revelation 8:1

There is silence in heaven for about half an hour, Revelation 8:1

On October 5, 2017, at about 19:10 UTC, three (3) things happen.

The Red Dragon is thrown to the earth

Trumpet Judgments 1 through 4 occur

Trumpet Judgment 5 begins.

On approximately March 4, 2018, Trumpet Judgment 6 begins.

Probably in early 2020, the Day of Yahuah begins and The Great Tribulation ends. Five (5) things happen.

The sun is darkened, Matt. 24:29

The moon does not give its light, Matt. 24:29

The stars fall from the sky, Matt. 24:29

The Rapture of the Elect takes place, Matt. 24:30

The Millennial Kingdom begins, Revelation 20:4-6

On February 16, 2021, the Ministry of the Two Witnesses ends when they are killed

On February 19, 2021, three (3) things happen.

The Two Witnesses are resurrected

Trumpet Judgment 7 occurs

The Bowl Judgments begin

On March 18, 2021, the Kings of the earth are defeated at Armageddon.

 

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Appendix F.

Your Preparation

What to Do

1) Make sure that you have a right relationship with Yahuah.

2) Preach the Good News to a dying world.

3) Do what you can to become self-reliant – especially concerning water and food. This makes it less likely that others will be in position to force you to do things that you do not want to do.

What Not to Do

1) Do not take the Mark of the Beast, even on pain of death.

16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
Revelation 13:16-17.

2) The consequences of taking the Mark of the Beast are severe. Do not take the Mark of the Beast.

9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name."
Revelation 14:9-11

 

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Appendix G.

My Testimony

I am the oldest son in a family of seven children. My grandmother raised my mother in the church and my mother raised her children in the church. Every week we would go to church and every week my father would remain at home. My mother tried to continue the religious traditions that her mother had taught her. My father, however, wanted nothing to do with God. As children, we did not understand our parents' disagreement. From our mother, we understood that God was important. From our father, we understood that God did not matter.

As a child, I tried to follow the rules taught in the church. Attending services week after week, I would listen to the preachers as they gave their sermons. Many times they would encourage us to do good and avoid doing evil. Sometimes they would quote scripture. We were told that if we sinned and did not repent that we would go to hell. Over the years, my understanding of religion was reduced to a simple formula - if you do more good than bad and do not commit any "big" sins like murder, then you would go to heaven. By the time I was fifteen, I had had enough of that message. I told my mother that I would no longer go to church. It broke her heart.

After high school, I attended college at the University of Minnesota. My field of study was Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Biomedical Engineering. I had plans to attend medical school and to become a surgeon. While I was in school, I held two part time jobs at the University of Minnesota Hospitals - one as a nursing assistant and the other as a surgical assistant in an experimental surgery lab.

While attending college, I moved away from home and into campus housing. At the age of twenty, I had my own money and my own place to live. I was on my own. Like so many young people, my plan was to get a good education and then use it to make a lot of money. So I studied hard and received good grades. I did not have much time to play. Education was just a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

However, in spite of a rigorous class schedule, I did have a social life. I found time to date young women from time to time, but my relationships with them did not last long. I was interested in my own pleasure, not marriage. I had no moral standards except those I set for myself. And I broke those standards whenever I found it convenient. I am not proud of the way I behaved.

I met my wife, Marcie, in the spring of 1981. We got married in the summer of the following year, but not in a church. Neither one of us had attended any church for more than ten years. God was not a part of our lives. He rarely, if ever, came up in our discussions.

At that time in my life, you could have called me agnostic. I did not know if God existed or not. I had no way of proving his existence scientifically. I could not see him. I could not touch him. I could not hear him. How could I know if he existed? Other the other hand, how could I know if he did not exist? I could not prove it either way. And so I chose to think of myself as an agnostic. I was content to sit on the fence. I was not searching for God. I had no interest in searching for God.

Still, I thought of myself as a good person. I tried to treat other people the way I would like to be treated. I lived what I considered to be a good life, not without sin, but certainly, I thought, not deserving of hell. I believed that if God existed, that I would go to heaven if I died.

After the birth of our two children, my wife began to concern herself with how best to raise them. She knew that someday the children would ask "Why?" She wanted to have more to her answer than "Because I said so." Through a friend, Marcie was invited to attend worship services at the Evangelical Free Church of Woodbury. She began to attend services regularly. She would invite me to attend with her from time to time, but almost always I would decline. I made it clear to her that I was not the church type. It was fine for her to go, if that gave her comfort, but I did not need the church and I did not want to attend worship services.

Then, two things happened.

Marcie was asked to direct a Good Friday performance for the church. She needed twelve men to play the parts of the apostles. She asked me to play the part of Thomas. I accepted. As I set to memorizing my part, I began to think differently about the church. I began to see myself as a modern day Doubting Thomas. I found myself thinking, "I am Thomas."

About the same time, the DuVals, our good friends of more than ten years, were hosting a series of Search Ministries home discussion parties. We accepted their invitation to attend. Jeff Hagen lead the discussions and I found myself participating more than I thought I would. Jeff challenged me to consider the evidence for Jesus Christ as a juror considers evidence in a court case. He led me to understand that judicial evidence and historical evidence, not just scientific evidence, are important to consider in deciding what is the truth.

On the last night of the series, I approached Jeff to ask the question, "Why do some people have the desire to search for God and others do not?" Jeff suggested that I pray to God and ask him for an answer. I also asked, "If this (Jesus Christ) is the only ticket to Heaven, how do I get it? I don't want to go to Hell." He said that I should confess that Jesus Christ is my lord and believe in him with my heart. Jeff handed me a booklet that explained God's position, my position, God's provision for me and what I must do to gain God's acceptance. I took it home and read it several times over the next two weeks.

Then I got a call from Jeff. At his request, he and I met early on Saturday for breakfast. He asked me where I was in relation to God. I told him that I had said the prayer of acceptance printed in the booklet that he gave me. That part was easy. Now, I asked him, "How do I get past intellectual acceptance and on to real belief?" The question that I needed answered was, "How do I make my heart believe?" Jeff told me that God meets us where we are and takes us to where he wants us to be. He told me that God would come to meet me.

The next morning, Sunday, April 25, 1993, I voluntarily attended worship services with my family. A guest pastor, Al Pautsch, was preaching because the church's regular pastor was away on a mission in Europe. Pastor Pautsch's message was a simple, basic statement of the gospel. He spoke about our relationship to God and how God sent Jesus Christ to save us. It was as if the service had been tailored to tell me exactly what I needed to hear. It seemed that the pastor was speaking directly to me. All during the service, I was bursting to ask the question, "How do I make my heart believe?"

Then, during one of the worship songs, I lost my voice for a moment and a tear came to my eye. The Holy Spirit had touched me. I regained my composure and my voice and finished the song. The question, however, was still burning in me, "How do I make my heart believe?"

As the service was drawing to a close, one song, "Our God Reigns," remained to be sung. I was still asking the question, "How do I make my heart believe?" As I began to sing, I pictured myself stepping toward God. Then I heard a voice in my head say, "You don't have to ask that question anymore." I bowed my head as my tears fell to the floor. The Holy Spirit had filled me. My heart believed.

The experience of receiving Christ as my personal lord and savior was at once both wonderful and disorienting. Suddenly I found myself looking at everything in a whole new light. I was not the same person who I had been the day before. I wanted to know more about God and his plans for me. I had questions - lots of questions. And I started searching for answers. I began by asking God for knowledge and wisdom; that He would tell me what He wanted of me, that He would equip me to do His work here on earth. The Bible, which before had been flat and uninteresting, was now suddenly rich and alive. I read through the Bible with intense interest. I could not get enough of it.

Tim Bredow, a member of the church, began meeting with me every Saturday morning at 6 a.m. to guide me in my first footsteps in following Jesus Christ. He showed me 1 John 5:11-13, the believer's assurance of salvation. He taught me to know God's will through reading the Bible. He taught me how to pray; to talk to God. He showed me the importance of fellowship with other members of the church. He led me to an understanding of what it means to witness and to be a witness. By his actions, by his reaching out to help me learn, he taught me what it means to be a Christian. Thank you, Tim Bredow. I pray that someday, I, too, will be able to share God's truth with others with the same grace that you have shown me.

As a Christian, I have many blessings. For instance, I used to chase after money. I had the desire to get rich. However, instead of getting rich, I lost a lot of money. Money is not so important to me now. I view it more as a tool than as a goal. And now that I am not chasing money, it seems that God is providing me with more of it than I ever had before.

More important than money, I have peace in my life. I sleep well at night. I have God's promise that he will take care of my needs. He gives me work to do and sees to it that I have the resources that I need to take care of my family, and to help others.

Now I do not want to give you the impression that my life is perfect. It is not. I still have problems just like anyone else. I have a family to raise, work to do and bills to pay. From time to time, I am tempted to do the wrong thing. And even though I regret it later, sometimes I give in to temptation and do the wrong thing, but I do not make a habit of it. And some day I may get sick, or injured, or die just like anyone else. Being a Christian does not exempt me from the trials and troubles of this world, but it does give me the advantage of being able to view the world from a different perspective.

As a Christian, I know who I am. I am a child of God. I know why I am here. I have a purpose. I know Who created me. I know that He loves me. I know that He cares for me. I know that He blesses me in this life and will bless me in the next. I know that eternal life and a place in Heaven are waiting for me. I have all these things because I have a personal relationship with God. I have a personal relationship with God because I accepted the gift that He offered to me – the finished work of His son, Jesus Christ.

Daniel L. Berglund, circa 2001

 

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Oct 15

October 5, 2017

Published October 12, 2015

Last updated October 6, 2016

Blessings to you in the name of Yahuah, the Father, and his Son, Yahusha.

Time is short. You have a life-saving message to deliver. Nothing else matters.

Your loved ones, your family, your relatives, your friends, your colleagues, your neighbors and even your enemies – all of the people who have the greatest need to receive your message – will likely reject both your message and you.

Your mission is to try anyway.

This paper is your guide to the end of the age. It will provide you with the knowledge and the tools you need to complete your mission.

Your mission is to reach as many people as you can with the life-saving message of Yahuah's grace in the short time you have left. You have until October 5, 2017.

The paper you are about to read is an original work. It goes well beyond anything you have ever heard preached in a church. All of it is biblically, historically and scientifically grounded. It is my best effort to communicate the truth of the Bible and the physical events that are about to happen in the heavens and on the earth.

With knowledge, you will speak with confidence.

With love, you will be patient and compassionate.

With wisdom, you will shine like the stars for ever and ever.

Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.   Daniel 12:3.

Many people desperately need to hear the life-saving message of Yahuah's grace.

Assume that no one else is coming for them. Just you.

Let's get started.

 

Table of Contents

The Red Dragon

The Woman

The Eclipse

The Rapture

The Collision

The Aftermath

 

Table of Appendices

A. The Big Picture

B. The Good News in Six Words

C. The Name of the Father

D. The Name of the Son

E. The Prophecy Timeline – The Sequence of Events

F. Your Preparation

What to Do

What Not to Do

G. My Testimony

 

The Red Dragon

The Red Dragon will collide with the earth on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at approximately 19:10 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

The Red Dragon is a planet sized celestial body with a mass four (4) to six (6) times that of the earth. The evidence examined in support of this assertion strongly implies that the Red Dragon does not have a greater mass. A greater mass would gravitationally brake the earth such that earth's resulting orbit would be too close to the sun to sustain human life (see "The Aftermath" section of this paper).

The estimated diameter of the Red Dragon is approximately 3.6 times that of the earth.

Dr. Robert S. Harrington, Supervisory Astronomer for the US Naval Observatory announced in 1992 that Pluto was much too small to explain the variances in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune and first postulated the existence of a tenth planet (which this paper refers to as the Red Dragon, from its biblical reference in Revelation 12:3.)

Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.   Revelation 12:3.

In a 1992 press release NASA stated that, "Unexplained deviations in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune point to a large outer solar system body of 4 to 8 earth masses…"

The Red Dragon travels a highly eccentric, sometimes erratic, elliptical orbit around the sun. It travels a roughly cigar shaped path from the inner solar system to outside the orbit of the outermost planet of the solar system. The farthest end of that cigar shaped path is more than ninety (90) times the distance from the earth to the sun. Based on its recent appearances in the inner solar system, it currently has an average period of about 320 years.

Here are some records that provide evidence of Red Dragon inner solar system visits during the last 2000 years.

1) The Crucifixion of the Messiah, Jerusalem, Passover, 28 A.D.

At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.   Mark 15:33.

Normal lunar eclipses of the sun (full disk coverage) may only last up to 7 minutes and 31 seconds, but are usually much shorter. The only way for an eclipse to last three (3) hours and cover the whole land is for it to be caused by a large celestial body other than the moon.

2) Constantine's vision of a cross in the sky near the sun is documented in the records of the Battle of Milvian Bridge, Rome, October 28, 312 A.D.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Milvian_Bridge

3) The Chinese Guest Star – documented by Chinese astronomers, the Red Dragon visited the inner solar system in 1054 A.D.

http://www.timetobelieve.com/2013/11/what-was-the-chinese-guest-star

The Chinese Guest Star record is probably the most detailed record we have of a Red Dragon visit to the inner solar system. Observations of the Guest Star were recorded along with the observations of the supernova of 1054.

4) A drawing from Hamburg, Germany documents a Red Dragon visit near the earth on November 4, 1697 A.D.

http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case488.htm

The Red Dragon will next appear shortly after the September 23, 2017 celestial sign of "The Woman" (to be presented in the next section of this paper). It will cross earth's orbit on October 5, 2017. The gap from 1697 to 2017 is 320 years.

The following Biblical verses from Revelation 12:1-4, make specific reference to the Red Dragon starting in verse 3:

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.   Revelation 12:1-4.

The sign of the Red Dragon appears in heaven after the sign of "the woman" (see "The Woman" section of this paper). Note that the verse says that "The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born." This means that the Red Dragon appears in heaven while the woman is still pregnant and crying out in pain as she is about to give birth. The sign of The Woman appears on September 23, 2017. The "pregnancy" of The Woman (discussed below) ends on October 11, 2017. The sign of the Red Dragon must closely follow the sign of The Woman.

If it were observable from the Northern Hemisphere, the Red Dragon would be positioned to the right of the sun in the constellation Virgo sometime after September 23, 2017 through the time that it begins to eclipse the sun on October 5, 2017. From Revelation 12:4b:

The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth...   Revelation 12:4b.

The above verse tells us that if we were able to view Virgo from the earth, the Red Dragon would be between Virgo and the earth. From our point of view on earth, the Red Dragon would be "[standing] in front of the woman who was about to give birth." However, it will not be possible to see it with the unaided eye. The blue daytime sky will hide the Red Dragon until it eclipses the sun. During the full disk solar eclipse, however, the sky will turn black, revealing the stars and the Red Dragon. When the sun begins to emerge from full disk eclipse, the sky will return to its blue color. At the end of the eclipse, the Red Dragon will again be hidden by blue sky.

While it is still far away from the earth (between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars), the Red Dragon may be visible in the night sky, between the constellations of Gemini and Taurus, from approximately October, 2016 through April, 2017. After then, however, the night side of the earth will face away from the Red Dragon's flight path.

In the last few weeks before it reaches the earth, the Red Dragon's flight path will closely follow the radial line from the sun to the earth. Even if the sky were not blue, the brightness of the sun would still mask the approach of the Red Dragon. It will not be possible to see the Red Dragon until it starts to cover the sun at the beginning of the eclipse on October 5, 2017.

Jupiter, known to the Jews as the planet (or star) of the Messiah, exits Virgo (Virgin) on October 11, 2017 after having spent some 301 days (December 14, 2016 to October 11, 2017) in the "womb" region of that constellation. Refer to Mark Chiswell's video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXxVwpcXV0U. After that, the Red Dragon will have no more opportunity to "[stand] in front of the woman who was about to give birth." The Woman will no longer be "pregnant." The Red Dragon must make its appearance before October 11, 2017.

Combined with a predictive computer generated astronomical model, the Bible tells us that the Red Dragon appears after September 23, 2017, but before October 11, 2017. http://neave.com/planetarium/

As of this writing (November 21, 2015), the Red Dragon is on approximately the last two years of its journey to earth. It is currently about 7.9 Astronomical Units (AU) from the sun. That puts it between the orbits of Jupiter (6.28 AU) and Saturn (10.55 AU). On its inbound journey, it will cross the orbit of Jupiter on about September 14, 2016, then the orbit of Mars on about June 27, 2017, and then the orbit of Earth on about July 24, 2017. On its outbound journey it will collide with the earth on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at about 19:10 UTC, which is the equivalent of 2:10 p.m. Central Time in the United States.

The Red Dragon is known by several names; among them are Abaddon (The Bible, Hebrew), Apollyon (The Bible, Greek), Nibiru (Zecharia Sitchin), Planet X (Percival Lowell), Planet 7X (Gill Broussard), Satan (The Bible), The Guest Star (Chinese Astronomers), The Destroyer (The Bible), The Tenth Planet (Harrington).

The Bible goes on to identify who the Red Dragon represents. From Revelation 12:9:

The great dragon was hurled down – that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.   Revelation 12:9.

This verse makes it clear that the Red Dragon (the great dragon) represents Satan.

For more information on historical Red Dragon visits to the inner solar system, see Amateur Astronomer and Researcher, Gill Broussard's extensive work at http://www.planet7x.com

In particular, download his "P-7X Scripture TIMELINE Lg Size 11x17.pdf" file using the link provided on the page at the following URL:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kjmatulk33t38u9/AADSBUfdIgRybzMw0aNU2IP8a/Book%20Planet-7X?dl=0

Be aware that Gill Broussard refers to the Red Dragon as Planet 7X. Note that while I agree with him that a celestial body (Red Dragon/Planet 7X) has visited the inner solar system periodically over many centuries, we have differing points of view on how it will interact with the earth during its upcoming visit. Note also that my understanding of the timeline of the fulfillment of biblical prophecy is considerably different than that of Mr. Broussard.

 

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The Woman

The Woman will make her celestial appearance on September 23, 2017.

The Woman is the constellation Virgo (Virgin). She represents the nation of Israel. She is described in the Book of Revelation 12:1-2:

"A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth."   Revelation 12:1-2.

The great sign of The Woman as described in Revelation 12:1-2 forms and lasts for a few hours. According to computer generated astronomical models, this sign has not yet occurred. It will occur once on September 23, 2017. It will never occur again. Refer to Mark Chiswell's research at http://watchfortheday.org/1260tetrad.html and also see his video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXxVwpcXV0U

The great sign of The Woman will not be visible to the unaided eye from the surface of the earth. When the day side of the earth faces Virgo, the blue sky will hide the stars. However, from a computer generated astronomical model (http://neave.com/planetarium/) we have that the sun is located in the region of The Woman's upper torso. The moon is under her feet. The crown of twelve stars is above her head in the constellation Leo. The twelve stars comprise the nine major stars of Leo and the three "wandering stars" of Mercury, Mars, and Venus. The Woman is "pregnant" with Jupiter, known to the Jews as the planet (or star) of the Messiah. Jupiter appears in the lower torso, or womb region, of Virgo. Symbolically, The Woman is pregnant with the Messiah.

The sign of The Woman is both a symbol and a sign. As a symbol, it represents the birth of the Messiah from the virgin of Israel. As a sign placed by Yahuah, it tells us where we are on the prophetic timeline. It places us in the fifth seal just twelve (12) days before the opening of the sixth seal. The sixth seal is the subject of the next section of this paper titled "The Eclipse".

For believers, this is good news. During the fifth seal, believers will be under persecution, but their redemption is almost at hand. At the end of the sixth seal, Yahusha will rescue his elect.

 

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The Eclipse

The Red Dragon will fully eclipse the sun and cast a shadow on the earth and all of the full moon on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Compare Revelation 6:12-14 with Revelation 12:1-4:

12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14 The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.   Revelation 6:12-14.

1 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.   Revelation 12:1-4.

Revelation 6:12-14 and Revelation 12:3-4 refer to the same event. Here is the proof:

1) Both verses describe a full disk solar eclipse. Revelation 6:12 explicitly describes the full disk solar eclipse as "The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair." Revelation 12:3-4, on the other hand, implies that a full disk solar eclipse is taking place by describing the Red Dragon and the stars in such a way that we know that they are visible. Within the date range of September 23, 2017 to October 11, 2017, looking in the direction of Virgo, this visibility can only occur during a full disk solar eclipse; otherwise the sky would be blue and block any view of the Red Dragon and the stars.

2) Both verses tell us that a celestial body other than the moon is hiding the sun. Revelation 6:12 explicitly states that "the whole moon turned blood red…" The "whole" moon is a "full" moon that occurs while the earth is between the sun and the moon. A "full" moon cannot cast a shadow on the earth. It is farther from the sun than the earth. Concerning Revelation 12:1 and forward, during the entire date range of September 23, 2017 to October 11, 2017, the moon will never be in a position to be able to cast a shadow on the earth. The celestial body that is casting a shadow on the earth, however, must be positioned between the sun and the earth.

3) Revelation 6:13 states that "the stars in the sky fell to earth." The stars cannot literally fall to the earth. They are light-years away. In context, "the stars in the sky fell to earth" must mean that the earth tilts on its axis and the stars in the sky appear to fall to the earth. The earth does not suddenly tilt on its axis for no reason. The celestial body causing the eclipse must be massive and close enough to the earth to cause the earth to tilt on its axis.

4) Revelation 6:14 states that "every mountain and island was removed from its place." The celestial body causing the eclipse must be massive and close enough to the earth to cause such planet-wide tectonic events.

5) In comparison, as seen from the earth, Revelation 12:3-4 describes the Red Dragon as being "enormous" with a tail large enough to "[sweep] a third of the stars out of the sky." This verse cannot be literal. The stars are light-years away. Combined with the "enormous" description, it has to mean "Its tail [hid] a third of the stars [in] the sky." This means that the Red Dragon is very close to the earth. From the perspective of an observer on the surface of the earth, it would be blocking the view of a third of the stars.

At this point, we have established the following parallels between Revelation 6:12-14 and Revelation 12:3-4:

a) Both describe a full disk solar eclipse

b) In each case, the full disk solar eclipse is being caused by a celestial body other than the moon

c) In each case, the celestial body causing the eclipse is close to the earth

d) In each case, the celestial body causing the eclipse is big (either in terms of mass or size)

Continuing the proof:

6) In Revelation 12:4 the Red Dragon is "[standing] in front of the woman…" This means that the Red Dragon has not yet crossed the earth's orbit. It is positioned directly between the earth and the constellation Virgo. However, remember that the sun is in the constellation Virgo (Ref. Revelation 12:1 "clothed with the sun"). This means that the Red Dragon is positioned directly between the earth and the sun – the Red Dragon is eclipsing the sun.

7) Revelation 12:4 tells us that the "woman … was about to give birth…" This means that the Woman is still "pregnant." It is before October 11, 2017 (see the discussion of the Woman's pregnancy in the earlier section of this paper titled "The Red Dragon").

At this point in the proof, it is still possible that Revelation 6:12-14 and Revelation 12:3-4 could refer to different events. However, we will now tie them together with the following sentence that I believe that I received from Yahuah:

"You can't lose the moon twice."

8) Isaiah 60:19 tells us that we will lose the moon.

The sun will no more be your light by day,
   nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
   and your God will be your glory.   Isaiah 60:19.

This confirms my calculations that show that the earth and the moon will become separated from one another as a result of the Red Dragon's interaction with the earth. Each will take its own path around the sun, but they will no longer be paired. The moon will double its distance from the earth within 48 hours of the Red Dragon's interaction with the earth. Within a week, it will be difficult to see the moon from the earth with the unaided eye. (see the notes concerning the moon in the later section of this paper titled "The Aftermath").

9) If Revelation 6:12-14 and Revelation 12:3-4 were to refer to different events that were to occur sequentially, then we would expect to see the moon in the first event, but not in the second event. However, we see the moon in both Revelation 6:12 and in Revelation 12:1:

"the whole moon turned blood red"   Revelation 6:12

"A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head."   Revelation 12:1

Under a sequential events assumption, if the moon were to become separated from the earth in the Revelation 6:12-14 related event, it would not be available for the Revelation 12:1-4 related event. If the moon were to become separated from the earth in the Revelation 12:1-4 related event, it would not be available for the Revelation 6:12 related event.

Now recall the sentence I stated earlier:

"You can't lose the moon twice."

The logical conclusion is that Revelation 6:12-14 and Revelation 12:3-4 refer to the same event. They are merely describing different aspects of the same event.

We continue now under the assumption that Revelation 6:12-14 and Revelation 12:3-4 refer to the same event.

We know that the moon of Revelation 6:12-14 is a "whole" moon or a "full" moon. As that moon is blood red, we also know that it is in shadow.

We know that October 5, 2017 is the only full moon that occurs after September 23, 2017 (the great sign of The Woman), but before October 11, 2017, the end of The Woman's pregnancy (as discussed earlier in the section of this paper titled "The Red Dragon"). We also know that the earth will not cast a shadow on the moon in that date range. Therefore, the blood moon of Revelation 6:12-14 must be caused by the Red Dragon.

For completeness, the previous full moon of September 6, 2017 is too early. It precedes the September 23, 2017 sign of The Woman. The Bible tells us that the Red Dragon appears after the sign of The Woman, not before. Ref. Revelation 12:3.

Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.   Revelation 12:3.

The subsequent full moon of November 4, 2017 is too late. It occurs forty-two (42) days after the September 23, 2017 sign of The Woman. By November 4, 2017, the Woman will no longer be "pregnant" (see the Analysis of Revelation 12:3-4 below).

Given the Biblical description of the Red Dragon from Revelation 12:3-4, we have sufficient evidence to determine the location of the Red Dragon and the timing of its appearance.

Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.   Revelation 12:3-4.

Analysis of Revelation 12:3-4:

1) The Red Dragon is visible. This can only happen during a full disk solar eclipse. Otherwise, the blue daytime sky would hide the Red Dragon.

2) The stars are visible. This can only happen during a full disk solar eclipse. Otherwise, the blue daytime sky would hide the stars.

3) As seen from the earth, the Red Dragon is enormous. The verse "Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky" cannot be literal. The stars are light-years away. Combined with the "enormous" description, it has to mean "Its tail [hid] a third of the stars [in] the sky." This means that the Red Dragon is very close to the earth. From the perspective of an observer on the surface of the earth, it would be blocking the view of a third of the stars.

4) The Red Dragon is "[standing] in front of the woman…" This means that the Red Dragon has not yet crossed the earth's orbit. It is positioned directly between the earth and the constellation Virgo. However, remember that the sun is in the constellation Virgo (Ref. Revelation 12:1 "clothed with the sun"). This means that the Red Dragon is positioned directly between the earth and the sun – the Red Dragon is eclipsing the sun.

5) The "woman … was about to give birth…" This means that the Woman is still "pregnant." It is before October 11, 2017 (see the discussion of the Woman's pregnancy in the earlier section of this paper titled "The Red Dragon").

The Red Dragon's approach to the earth will be hidden by the blue daytime sky. It will not become visible to observers on the earth until it begins to eclipse the sun. The temporal context of the Red Dragon's appearance, therefore, is within hours of the time that it collides with the earth.

1) If the Red Dragon were to appear as early as September 23, 2017, it could not possibly travel outbound from the sun for another forty-two (42) days from September 23, 2017 to the date of the full moon of November 4, 2017 without first crossing the earth's orbit.

2) Even if the Red Dragon were to appear as late as October 11, 2017, it could not possibly travel outbound from the sun for another twenty-four (24) days from October 11, 2017 to the date of the full moon of November 4, 2017 without first crossing the earth's orbit.

By November 4, 2017, the Red Dragon will be outbound from the inner solar system and well beyond earth's orbit.

In the above analysis, the only choice left for the full moon of Revelation 6:12 is the full moon of October 5, 2017, 18:40 UTC.

There is strong circumstantial evidence in the Bible that links October 5, 2017 with the date of the Rapture.

October 5, 2017 is the first day of Sukkot, also known as the Festival of Tabernacles, also called the Festival of Ingathering. Here is what Zechariah has to say about the celebration of this festival during the Millennial Kingdom:

Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. 17 If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain. 18 If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lord will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.   Zechariah 14:16-18.

During the Millennial Kingdom, the Festival of Ingathering is celebrated year after year to worship the King (Yahuah). It seems appropriate that this festival should be celebrated not only to honor the King, but also to commemorate the event of the great ingathering of his elect at the Rapture.

If it were observable from the Northern Hemisphere by an observer facing south, the Red Dragon would be positioned to the right of the sun in the constellation Virgo sometime after September 23, 2017 through the time that it begins to eclipse the sun on October 5, 2017. From Revelation 12:4b:

The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.   Revelation 12:4b.

However, because of the daytime blue sky and the Red Dragon's alignment with the sun, it will not be possible to see it with the unaided eye until it starts to cover the sun at the beginning of the eclipse.

On October 5, 2017, the Red Dragon will fully eclipse the sun and cover the "whole" or "full" moon in shadow. From Revelation 6:12:

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red...   Revelation 6:12.

The covering of the sun will occur from right to left just prior to the Red Dragon reaching the earth's solar orbit. Depending on the diameter of the Red Dragon and its position in relationship to the earth, the full disk solar eclipse will last from a few minutes to a maximum of about an hour and a quarter and end shortly after 18:40 UTC.

When the sun begins to emerge from being fully eclipsed (on the right side of the Red Dragon), there will be about a half an hour before the Red Dragon collides with the earth. From Revelation 8:1:

When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.   Revelation 8:1.

The sun will begin to emerge from full disk coverage just after 18:40 UTC, marking the end of the sixth seal.

The moon is full on October 5, 2017 at 18:40 UTC. October 5 is the first full day of Sukkot, also known as the Festival of Tabernacles, also called the Festival of Ingathering.

 

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The Rapture

The elect will be raptured on October 5, 2017 no later than about a half an hour before 19:10 UTC.

Ref. Luke 21:25-28.

25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."   Luke 21:25-28.

Note that when the signs in the sun, moon and stars are occurring, those who are about to be redeemed have not yet been redeemed (raptured).

The "roaring and tossing of the sea" will result from the gravitational force the Red Dragon exerts on the earth. On October 5, 2017, at 18:40 UTC, near the end of the full disk solar eclipse, the Red Dragon will be within a few earth diameters of the earth as it rapidly approaches the earth.

Mark is more specific than Luke. He ties the "gather[ing of] his elect" to the "sun [being] darkened." The "gathering of his elect" is the Rapture. The "sun being darkened" is the eclipse caused by the Red Dragon.

Two events occur at the same time – the sun is darkened and the moon does not give it light. These two events are both caused by the Red Dragon casting a shadow over the earth and the entire moon. Ref. Mark 13:24-27.

24 "But in those days, following that distress,
'the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
25 the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'

26 "At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.   Mark 13:24-27.

The verse "the stars will fall from the sky" cannot be not literal. It is more likely the perception of observers facing south on the northern half of the night side of the earth. Specifically, the strong gravitational pull of the Red Dragon will cause the earth to tilt on its axis. If the tilt is in a direction opposite from the viewing direction of the observer, then the entire night sky will appear to "fall," when in fact, it will be the earth and observer who will rotate backward.

The writer of the Book of Revelation concurs with Luke and Mark. From Revelation 7:1-17:

144,000 Sealed

1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living Elohim. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: 3 "Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our Elohim." 4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.

5 From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed,
from the tribe of Reuben 12,000,
from the tribe of Gad 12,000,
6 from the tribe of Asher 12,000,
from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000,
from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000,
7 from the tribe of Simeon 12,000,
from the tribe of Levi 12,000,
from the tribe of Issachar 12,000,
8 from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000,
from the tribe of Joseph 12,000,
from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000.

The Great Multitude in White Robes

9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:

"Salvation belongs to our Elohim,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb."

11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped Yahuah, 12 saying:

"Amen!
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our Elohim for ever and ever.
Amen!"

13 Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes – who are they, and where did they come from?"

14 I answered, "Sir, you know."

And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."

Therefore,

"they are before the throne of Yahuah
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne
will shelter them with his presence.

16 'Never again will they hunger;
never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down on them,'
nor any scorching heat.

17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne
will be their shepherd;
'he will lead them to springs of living water.'
'And Yahuah will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'"

The multitude in white robes have just "come out of the great tribulation" and are now standing in heaven "before the throne and before the Lamb." They have just been raptured. They are in their resurrection bodies.

Revelation, Chapter 7 fits between the end of the sixth seal and before the opening of the seventh seal. When the seventh seal is opened, there will be silence in heaven for about half an hour. Ref. Revelation 8:1.

When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.   Revelation 8:1.

And then, the collision.

 

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The Collision

The Red Dragon will collide with the earth on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at approximately 19:10 UTC.

The mutual gravitational attraction of the earth and the Red Dragon will cause them to fall toward one another. The mass of the Red Dragon ranges from 4 to 6 times that of the earth. The estimated diameter of the Red Dragon is approximately 3.6 times that of the earth. During the solar eclipse, near its end, the Red Dragon will fill a large portion of the sky. It will hide a third of the stars.

"Its tail [hid] a third of the stars [in] the sky..."   Revelation 12:4a.

The Red Dragon will collide with the earth. From Revelation 12:9:

The great dragon was hurled down – that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.   Revelation 12:9.

The collision with the earth will be a grazing collision (less than 60 kilometers sphere overlap, which is less than 1% of the earth's radius). Computer generated astronomy models indicate that any greater sphere overlap at the collision would result in the complete destruction of the earth. http://universesandbox.com/2/

The Red Dragon will hit the east side of the Western Hemisphere below the equator (probably in the region of the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Brazil) with a surface speed differential of more than 40,000 meters/second (approximately 90,000 miles per hour). It will destroy everything within several thousand miles of its area of impact.

One third of all vegetation on the earth will be burned up. Ref. Revelation 8:7-11.

The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.   Revelation 8:7.

One third of the living creatures in the sea will die. Ref. Revelation 8:8-9.

The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.   Revelation 8:8-9.

One third of the waters will turn bitter and many people will die from the bitter waters. Ref. Revelation 8:10-11.

10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water – 11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.   Revelation 8:10-11.

The people in the impact area will die from the heat generated by the collision and the attendant supersonic atmospheric concussion wave that will sweep over the entire planet. Others, even those thousands of miles away from the collision site, will die from a poisoned atmosphere, poisoned water, earthquakes and tsunamis.

 

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The Aftermath

The Red Dragon will make a colliding (grazing) pass behind the earth as it moves through space. The gravitational tug of the Red Dragon will rapidly slow the speed of the earth from 29,785 meters/second to somewhere in the range of 25,700 to 26,700 meters/second. This will result in major temporal changes with many attendant consequences.

Major Temporal Changes

1) The earth will be plunged into darkness. Ref. Revelation 8:12-13. This will happen within hours of the collision. The moon is still close enough to the earth to be seen.

The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.   Revelation 8:12-13.

2) The earth will drop into an elliptical orbit closer to the sun having an eccentricity of approximately 0.20. The length of a year on earth (the time it takes to revolve around the sun one time) will be shortened to a period in the neighborhood of 259 days. Earth's distance from the sun will oscillate between a solar orbital radius larger than that of Mercury and an orbital radius somewhere between the current orbital radii of Venus and the earth. No matter where it is on its new orbital path, it will be much closer to the sun than it is now.

It will be much hotter. Ref. Revelation 9:13-18.

13 The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the four horns of the golden altar that is before Yahuah. 14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." 15 And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number.

17 The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. 18 A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths.   Revelation 9:13-18.

It will become even hotter. Ref. Revelation 16:8-9.

The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire. 9 They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of Yahuah, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.   Revelation 16:8-9.

The Euphrates River will dry up. Ref. Revelation 16:12.

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.   Revelation 16:12.

Eventually, the oceans will evaporate. Ref. Revelation 21:1.

Then I saw "a new heaven and a new earth," for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.   Revelation 21:1.

Computer generated temperature models predict that with each close approach to the sun (perihelion), the average surface temperature of the earth will increase in a roughly stair step fashion. http://universesandbox.com/2/

Assuming a Red Dragon of six (6) earth masses with a density of 0.687 g/cm^3, we get a new earth orbital period of approximately 259 days with the following earth surface temperatures:

Perihelion 1, 03/11/2018 = 34.5 C / 94.1 F
Perihelion 2, 11/28/2018 = 47.4 C / 117.3 F
Perihelion 3, 08/14/2019 = 58.3 C / 136.9 F
Perihelion 4, 04/25/2020 = 67.6 C / 153.7 F
Perihelion 5, 01/12/2021 = 75.4 C / 167.7 F

3) Crops will fail. All of them.

4) The rotational speed of the earth will increase, but not by much. The grazing nature of the Red Dragon's collision with the earth will make the earth turn somewhat faster on its axis. The length of a day on the earth (the time it takes to rotate one time on its axis) will be shortened.

5) The earth will lose the moon. The earth and the moon will become separated from one another. Each will take its own path around the sun, but they will no longer be paired. The moon will revolve around the sun on an orbital path roughly similar to the earth's current orbital path.

In reference to the New Jerusalem, Revelation 21:23 gives us a hint that the moon no longer orbits the earth.

The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.   Revelation 21:23.

Revelation 21:23 echoes the prophecy of Isaiah 60:19.

The sun will no more be your light by day,
nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory.   Isaiah 60:19.

6) Without a moon, the earth will no longer have tides.

Attendant Consequences

1) The loss of the moon from earth's orbit will guarantee that the September 23, 2017 sign of "The Woman" will never be repeated (refer to the description of the sign of "The Woman" in the earlier section of this paper titled "The Woman"). The sign of "The Woman" cannot be repeated without the moon under her feet.

2) The Red Dragon's interaction with the earth will cause the Red Dragon to accelerate to a speed in the neighborhood of 42,500 meters per second. This speed exceeds the sun's escape velocity of 42,130 meters per second (at 1 AU from the sun). Unless it interacts with something else on its way out of the solar system, the Red Dragon will leave the solar system and never return.

3) The earth will go blind electronically. Most if not all of the communication and navigation satellites will be knocked out of orbit. Those left in operation will probably not function properly. Communication, transportation, and commerce will be disrupted in unforeseen ways. The problems that arise will be extensive, widespread, and not be repairable in the short term.

4) The distribution of food and water and the availability of services will be severely compromised. Many people will die waiting for help that will never come.

 

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Appendices

 

Appendix A.

 

The Big Picture

 

Creation

Yahuah created the heavens, the earth, and mankind upon the earth.

It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.   Isaiah 45:12

He set lights in the sky to mark sacred times.

14 And Yahuah said, "Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. 16 Yahuah made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.   Genesis 1:14-16.

He created men and women and he blessed them.

27 So Yahuah created mankind in his own image,
in the image of Yahuah he created them;
male and female he created them.

28 Yahuah blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."   Genesis 1:27-28.

Yahuah gave Adam one negative command.

15 Yahuah took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And Yahuah commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die."   Genesis 2:15-17.

 

The Fall

Genesis 3

1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals Yahuah had made. He said to the woman, "Did Yahuah really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"

2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but Yahuah did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'"

4 "You will not certainly die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "For Yahuah knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like Yahuah, knowing good and evil."

6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of Yahuah as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from Yahuah among the trees of the garden. 9 But Yahuah called to the man, "Where are you?"

10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."

11 And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"

12 The man said, "The woman you put here with me – she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."

13 Then Yahuah said to the woman, "What is this you have done?"

The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

14 So Yahuah said to the serpent, "Because you have done this,
"Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.

15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel."

16 To the woman he said,

"I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you."

17 To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,'

"Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.

18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.

19 By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return."

20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

21 Yahuah made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22 And Yahuah said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." 23 So Yahuah banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

 

Our Condition

As descendants of Adam and Eve, we continue to live under Yahuah's curse to this day.

Man is sinful and separated from Yahuah.

… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Yahuah …   Romans 3:23.

For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of Yahuah is age enduring life
through his Anointed One,
Yahusha our Lord.   Romans 6:23.

But your iniquities have separated
you from Yahuah;
your sins have hidden his face from you,
so that he will not hear.   Isaiah 59:2.

There is no way that we can bridge the gap between ourselves and Yahuah. All of our attempts to reach Yahuah will fail. We will never be good enough, religious enough, smart enough, or moral enough to meet Yahuah's holy standards. Our efforts will never be enough.

On our own, we are doomed. We are deserving of death.

But all is not lost. Yahuah loves us. Yahuah has a plan to rescue us…

 

The Good News

Yahuah loves us.

For Yahuah so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.   John 3:16.

Yahusha was sent to us that we might have abundant life.

I (Yahusha) have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.   John 10:10b

Yahusha paid the price for our sins by dying in our place.

But Yahuah demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Yahusha died for us.   Romans 5:8.

He paid the price to buy the gift of eternal life for us.

Yahuah has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of Yahuah does not have life.

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of Yahuah so that you may know that you have eternal life.   1 John 5:11b-13.

Yahusha is the only way to Yahuah.

Yahusha answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father (Yahuah) except through me."   John 14:6.

Knowing these things is not enough to save you. You must trust Yahusha and personally request to receive the gift of salvation and eternal life that he holds out to you. Yahusha calls to you.

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and him with me.   Revelation 3:20.

The Bible shows us the way.

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name (Yahusha), he gave the right to become children of Yahuah.   John 1:12.

If you declare with your mouth, "Yahusha is Lord," and believe in your heart that Yahuah raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.   Romans 10:9-10.

Yahusha is the only pathway to Yahuah. There is no other way.

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name (Yahusha) under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.   Acts 4:12.

Acts 2:17-21 speaks specifically about salvation in the end times. It applies to the people who are alive today.

17 In the last days, Yahuah says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.

18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.

19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.

20 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood

before the coming of the great and glorious day of Yahuah.

21 And everyone who calls
on the name of Yahuah will be saved.

 

Your Decision

The gift of eternal life has been bought for you.

Will you honor Yahuah by accepting the gracious gift He holds out to you in the finished work of his Son, Yahusha, his Anointed One?

 

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Appendix B.

 

The Good News in Six Words

 

Yahuah Created You

… Yahuah created man in his own image, in the image of Yahuah he created him; male and female he created them.   Genesis 1:27

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.   Psalms 139:13

It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.   Isaiah 45:12

 

Yahuah Loves You

For Yahuah so loved his creation that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not be destroyed but have age enduring life.   John 3:16

This is love: not that we loved Yahuah, but that he loved us and sent his Son to lay down his life to pay the penalty for our sins.   1 John 4:10

 

All of us have Sinned

… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Yahuah …   Romans 3:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of Yahuah is age enduring life through his Anointed One, Yahusha our Lord.   Romans 6:23

 

Bought: Yahuah has Paid a Ransom for You

… you were bought at a price.   1 Corinthians 6:20

… the Anointed One died for our sins according to the Scriptures, … he was buried, … he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…   1 Corinthians 15:3-4

But Yahuah demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, his Anointed One died for us. Romans 5:8

 

If You Believe in Yahusha…

… to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of Yahuah…   John 1:12

… if you confess with your mouth, "Yahusha is Lord," and believe in your heart that Yahuah raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.   Romans 10:9-10

 

…You Will Be Saved

… it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of Yahuah—not by works, so that no one can boast.   Ephesians 2:8-9

… Yahuah has given us age enduring life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of Yahuah does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of Yahuah so that you may know that you have age enduring life.   1 John 5:11-13

 

An Exclusive Claim

Yahusha answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."   John 14:6

You Are Invited

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.   Revelation 3:20

 

Your Decision

Will you honor Yahuah by accepting the gracious gift He holds out to you in the finished work of his Son, Yahusha, his Anointed One?

If so, you can speak with Yahuah (pray) now and ask him for the gift He has waiting for you.

Here is an example prayer.

Father, Yahuah,

Here I am, a sinner. I am on the outside, shivering here in the cold and darkness. I understand that you have been waiting for me to come to you for a long, long time. Thank you for being patient and merciful with me. I am sorry that I have kept you waiting.

I do not deserve the gift of eternal life that you have prepared for me, but I would very much like to receive it. You have said that if I turn from my sinful ways, believe in your Son Yahusha, and accept His leadership over my life, I will be saved.

Father, I accept your plan with both my mind and my heart. I choose to turn from my sinful ways. I choose to believe in your Son Yahusha and the work that He has done to save me. I choose to accept Yahusha's leadership in my life.

Thank you for loving me; for bringing me in from the cold; for saving me; for giving me the gift of eternal life. Please teach me how to love you and honor you in return.

I ask these things in the name of your Son, my savior and king, Yahusha, your Anointed One.

 

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Appendix C.

 

The Name of the Father

The name of the Father, the creator of Heaven and earth, is Yahuah.

His name comprises four letters, presented here in Hebrew.

 

YHWH

 

Hebrew is read from right to left. The Hebrew letters from right to left are Yod, He, Vav (or Waw), He.

In English, the equivalent letters are presented in the reverse order: YHWH

This combination of four letters is also known as the tetragrammaton.

When pronouncing the name Yahuah, the emphasis is on the first syllable.

Phonetically, Yahuah is pronounced YA-hoo-uh.

YA – like the "yah" in Halleluyah, strongly emphasized

hoo – like the "hoot" sound an owl makes, but without the "t", decidedly de-emphasized

uh – "wha" as in the word "what", with a moderate emphasis less than that given to "YA", but more than that given to "hoo"

 

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Appendix D.

 

The Name of the Son

The name of the Son, the son of the creator of Heaven and earth, is Yahusha.

His name comprises five letters, presented here in Hebrew.

 

Yahusha

 

Hebrew is read from right to left. The Hebrew letters from right to left are Yod, He, Vav (or Waw), Shin, Ayin.

In English, the equivalent letters are presented in the reverse order: YHWSA

The name Yahusha has the same first three letters as the name Yahuah. Except for the last two letters, the Son has the same name as the Father. The name Yahusha means "Yahuah is salvation."

When pronouncing the name Yahusha, the emphasis is on the first syllable.

Phonetically, Yahusha is pronounced YA-hoo-shuh.

YA – like the "yah" in Halleluyah, strongly emphasized

hoo – like the "hoot" sound an owl makes, but without the "t", decidedly de-emphasized

shuh – combines two sounds, 1) "sh" as in the word "ship", and 2) "a" as in the word "what", with a moderate emphasis less than that given to "YA", but more than that given to "hoo"

 

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Appendix E.

 

The Prophecy Timeline – The Sequence of Events

Cell (row/column) and timeline references in this Appendix E are to Prophecy_v6.0.4.7 [Click to Download], a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with four (4) sheets. The sheets are labeled:

Prophetic Timeline

Red Dragon Calculations

Gravity Adjustments

Lunar Node Calculations

 

Overview – Prophetic Timeline

Prophecy spreadsheet Prophecy_v6.0.4.7 [Click to Download] lays out a logically and scripturally consistent pathway to the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning the second coming of Yahusha (the Messiah) and the end of the current age. It is the current state of the prophecy analysis work that I started when I became a believer in 1993. The content of some of the cells change daily as they contain formulas driven by the current date in cell A3.

The assumptions and summary below, although stated as fact, are hypotheses based upon reasoned calculations. I do not claim the office of prophet.

Assumptions:

1) In his first coming, Yahusha fulfilled the Spring Hebrew festivals in precise, literal detail. In his second coming, he will fulfill the Fall Hebrew festivals (Rosh Ha Shanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot) in precise, literal detail.

2) The last "seven" of Daniel 9:24 is a Jubilee seven (7 x 7 x 360 = 17640 days). It began on 6/7/1967 and ends on September 23, 2015. Ref. Lev. 25:8-10, 20-22.

3) The 42 months of Revelation 11:2 begin on 10/11/2017 and end on 3/24/2021.

4) The 1,260 days of Revelation 12:5-6 begin on 10/11/2017 and end on 3/24/2021.

5) The abolishment of the sacrifice and the Abomination of Desolation take place together 1290 days prior to the culmination of the wrath of Yahuah. Ref. Daniel 12:11. Together they mark the beginning of The Great Tribulation, which will continue until the beginning of the Day of Yahuah. Ref. Matt. 24:15-22.

6) The Great Tribulation has a maximum possible duration of 1260 days. Ref. Rev. 13:5 "The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months." (42 months x 30 days/month = 1260 days)

7) However, the Great Tribulation will be cut short, but we do not know by how much. Ref. Matt. 24:22.

8) The sacrifice will be abolished on 9/11/2017 fulfilling the prophecies of Daniel 9:27.

 

Summary of Future Prophetic Events

The prophecy of Daniel 9:24 is complete. The "Seventy 'sevens' ended at the beginning of September 23, 2015. I believe that the beginning of the Psalm 83 War is now imminent. I believe that animal sacrifice on the Temple Mount will most likely be reinstituted in its wake. I believe that a major worldwide economic collapse, which will probably be blamed on Israel, is now imminent.

I expect the third seal to be opened in the fall of 2015 and play out for four (4) or more months. The third seal is accompanied by food price hyperinflation.

I expect the fourth seal to be opened in early 2016 and play out for about twenty (20) months.

Four (4) things happen on September 11, 2017.

The fifth seal is opened

The Abomination of Desolation, 1290 days prior to the culmination of the wrath of Yahuah on March 6, 2021. The sacrifice will be abolished fulfilling the prophecies of Daniel 9:27.

The Great Tribulation begins

The Ministry of the Two Witnesses begins

On September 23, 2017, one (1) thing happens.

The great sign of The Woman appears, Revelation 12:1-2

On October 5, 2017, 18:40 UTC, four (4) things happen.

The sixth seal is opened

The Red Dragon eclipses the sun, Revelation 6:12

The Red Dragon shadows the moon, Revelation 6:12

The Red Dragon appears, Revelation 12:3-4

On October 5, 2017, shortly after 18:40 UTC, two (2) things happen.

The 144,000 are sealed, Revelation 7:3

The elect are raptured, Revelation 7:9-14, Mark 13:24-27

On October 5, 2017, shortly after 18:40 UTC, two (2) things happen.

The seventh seal is opened, Revelation 8:1

There is silence in heaven for about half an hour, Revelation 8:1

On October 5, 2017, at about 19:10 UTC, three (3) things happen.

The Red Dragon collides with the earth

Trumpet Judgments 1 through 4 occur

Trumpet Judgment 5 begins.

On October 11, 2017, the Virgo "pregnancy" ends. Jupiter, known to the Jews as the planet (or star) of the Messiah, exits Virgo (Virgin) on October 11, 2017 after having spent some 301 days (December 14, 2016 to October 11, 2017) in the "womb" region of that constellation. Refer to Mark Chiswell's video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXxVwpcXV0U.

The 1,260 days of Revelation 12:5-6 begin.

The forty-two (42) months of Revelation 11:2 begin

On approximately March 4, 2018, Trumpet Judgment 6 begins.

Possibly in the Spring of 2020, the Day of Yahuah begins and The Great Tribulation ends.

On February 22, 2021, the Ministry of the Two Witnesses ends when they are killed

On February 25, 2021, three (3) things happen.

The Two Witnesses are resurrected

Trumpet Judgment 7 occurs

The Bowl Judgments begin

On March 24, 2021, the Kings of the earth are defeated at Armageddon

On May 9, 2021, the Millennial Kingdom begins

 

Red Dragon Calculations

Basic data are documented in the upper left corner, rows 1-30.

Estimates of the size of the Red Dragon are documented in the upper right corner, rows 1-32.

Estimates of collision timings are documented in rows 36-52.

Estimates of the effects of gravitational braking and acceleration are documented in rows 57-68.

 

Gravity Adjustments

This sheet is a tool I built to estimate a solution to a Kepler two body problem.

After making initial assumptions about the angle that the Red Dragon might cross the earth's orbit and the separation of these two bodies from one another at the final moment of the full disk solar eclipse, I knew that the gravitational attraction that they had for one another would cause them to move toward one another. To account for the gravitational attraction, I placed the two bodies in a Universe Sandbox Legacy (2008) simulation. http://universesandbox.com/ I then ran the simulation backward in time 24 hours. This was sufficient for me to determine how much the velocities of the two bodies would change in the 24 hour run-up to the eclipse due to their mutual gravitational attraction.

I then added/subtracted those velocity changes to the Red Dragon and to the earth as appropriate.

Next, I ran the simulations forward from the eclipse to the collision. Through trial and error, I adjusted the separation of the Red Dragon from the earth at the last moment of the full disk eclipse before running each simulation. Eventually, this technique allowed me to reverse engineer the flight paths of the Red Dragon and the earth prior to their gravitational interaction with one another. Approximately 24 hours prior to the Red Dragon's collision with the earth, its approach angle (relative to the earth's orbital path) is approximately 57.80 degrees.

The assumptions and constraints were:

1) The Red Dragon has a mass equivalent to that of six (6) earths and a density of 0.687 g/cm^3.

2) The Red Dragon must hide the sun in full disk eclipse on October 5, 2017 at 18:40 UTC, the exact moment of the full moon.

3) The time from the end of the full disk solar eclipse until the Red Dragon collides with the earth must be approximately thirty (30) minutes.

 

Lunar Node Calculations

This sheet is used to determine the minimum Red Dragon diameter capable of completely covering both the earth and the moon in shadow at the same time on October 5, 2017 at 18:40 UTC.

 

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Appendix F.

 

Your Preparation

 

What to Do

1) Make sure that you have a right relationship with Yahuah.

2) Preach the Good News to a dying world.

3) Do what you can to become self-reliant – especially concerning water and food. This makes it less likely that others will be in position to force you to do things that you do not want to do.

What Not to Do

1) Do not take the Mark of the Beast, even on pain of death. Ref. Revelation 13:16-17.

16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.   Revelation 13:16-17.

 

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Appendix G.

 

My Testimony

I am the oldest son in a family of seven children. My grandmother raised my mother in the church and my mother raised her children in the church. Every week we would go to church and every week my father would remain at home. My mother tried to continue the religious traditions that her mother had taught her. My father, however, wanted nothing to do with God. As children, we did not understand our parents' disagreement. From our mother, we understood that God was important. From our father, we understood that God did not matter.

As a child, I tried to follow the rules taught in the church. Attending services week after week, I would listen to the preachers as they gave their sermons. Many times they would encourage us to do good and avoid doing evil. Sometimes they would quote scripture. We were told that if we sinned and did not repent that we would go to hell. Over the years, my understanding of religion was reduced to a simple formula - if you do more good than bad and do not commit any "big" sins like murder, then you would go to heaven. By the time I was fifteen, I had had enough of that message. I told my mother that I would no longer go to church. It broke her heart.

After high school, I attended college at the University of Minnesota. My field of study was Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Biomedical Engineering. I had plans to attend medical school and to become a surgeon. While I was in school, I held two part time jobs at the University of Minnesota Hospitals - one as a nursing assistant and the other as a surgical assistant in an experimental surgery lab.

While attending college, I moved away from home and into campus housing. At the age of twenty, I had my own money and my own place to live. I was on my own. Like so many young people, my plan was to get a good education and then use it to make a lot of money. So I studied hard and received good grades. I did not have much time to play. Education was just a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

However, in spite of a rigorous class schedule, I did have a social life. I found time to date young women from time to time, but my relationships with them did not last long. I was interested in my own pleasure, not marriage. I had no moral standards except those I set for myself. And I broke those standards whenever I found it convenient. I am not proud of the way I behaved.

I met my wife, Marcie, in the spring of 1981. We got married in the summer of the following year, but not in a church. Neither one of us had attended any church for more than ten years. God was not a part of our lives. He rarely, if ever, came up in our discussions.

At that time in my life, you could have called me agnostic. I did not know if God existed or not. I had no way of proving his existence scientifically. I could not see him. I could not touch him. I could not hear him. How could I know if he existed? Other the other hand, how could I know if he did not exist? I could not prove it either way. And so I chose to think of myself as an agnostic. I was content to sit on the fence. I was not searching for God. I had no interest in searching for God.

Still, I thought of myself as a good person. I tried to treat other people the way I would like to be treated. I lived what I considered to be a good life, not without sin, but certainly, I thought, not deserving of hell. I believed that if God existed, that I would go to heaven if I died.

After the birth of our two children, my wife began to concern herself with how best to raise them. She knew that someday the children would ask "Why?" She wanted to have more to her answer than "Because I said so." Through a friend, Marcie was invited to attend worship services at the Evangelical Free Church of Woodbury. She began to attend services regularly. She would invite me to attend with her from time to time, but almost always I would decline. I made it clear to her that I was not the church type. It was fine for her to go, if that gave her comfort, but I did not need the church and I did not want to attend worship services.

Then, two things happened.

Marcie was asked to direct a Good Friday performance for the church. She needed twelve men to play the parts of the apostles. She asked me to play the part of Thomas. I accepted. As I set to memorizing my part, I began to think differently about the church. I began to see myself as a modern day Doubting Thomas. I found myself thinking, "I am Thomas."

About the same time, the DuVals, our good friends of more than ten years, were hosting a series of Search Ministries home discussion parties. We accepted their invitation to attend. Jeff Hagen lead the discussions and I found myself participating more than I thought I would. Jeff challenged me to consider the evidence for Jesus Christ as a juror considers evidence in a court case. He led me to understand that judicial evidence and historical evidence, not just scientific evidence, are important to consider in deciding what is the truth.

On the last night of the series, I approached Jeff to ask the question, "Why do some people have the desire to search for God and others do not?" Jeff suggested that I pray to God and ask him for an answer. I also asked, "If this (Jesus Christ) is the only ticket to Heaven, how do I get it? I don't want to go to Hell." He said that I should confess that Jesus Christ is my lord and believe in him with my heart. Jeff handed me a booklet that explained God's position, my position, God's provision for me and what I must do to gain God's acceptance. I took it home and read it several times over the next two weeks.

Then I got a call from Jeff. At his request, he and I met early on Saturday for breakfast. He asked me where I was in relation to God. I told him that I had said the prayer of acceptance printed in the booklet that he gave me. That part was easy. Now, I asked him, "How do I get past intellectual acceptance and on to real belief?" The question that I needed answered was, "How do I make my heart believe?" Jeff told me that God meets us where we are and takes us to where he wants us to be. He told me that God would come to meet me.

The next morning, Sunday, April 25, 1993, I voluntarily attended worship services with my family. A guest pastor, Al Pautsch, was preaching because the church's regular pastor was away on a mission in Europe. Pastor Pautsch's message was a simple, basic statement of the gospel. He spoke about our relationship to God and how God sent Jesus Christ to save us. It was as if the service had been tailored to tell me exactly what I needed to hear. It seemed that the pastor was speaking directly to me. All during the service, I was bursting to ask the question, "How do I make my heart believe?"

Then, during one of the worship songs, I lost my voice for a moment and a tear came to my eye. The Holy Spirit had touched me. I regained my composure and my voice and finished the song. The question, however, was still burning in me, "How do I make my heart believe?"

As the service was drawing to a close, one song, "Our God Reigns," remained to be sung. I was still asking the question, "How do I make my heart believe?" As I began to sing, I pictured myself stepping toward God. Then I heard a voice in my head say, "You don't have to ask that question anymore." I bowed my head as my tears fell to the floor. The Holy Spirit had filled me. My heart believed.

The experience of receiving Christ as my personal lord and savior was at once both wonderful and disorienting. Suddenly I found myself looking at everything in a whole new light. I was not the same person who I had been the day before. I wanted to know more about God and his plans for me. I had questions - lots of questions. And I started searching for answers. I began by asking God for knowledge and wisdom; that He would tell me what He wanted of me, that He would equip me to do His work here on earth. The Bible, which before had been flat and uninteresting, was now suddenly rich and alive. I read through the Bible with intense interest. I could not get enough of it.

Tim Bredow, a member of the church, began meeting with me every Saturday morning at 6 a.m. to guide me in my first footsteps in following Jesus Christ. He showed me 1 John 5:11-13, the believer's assurance of salvation. He taught me to know God's will through reading the Bible. He taught me how to pray; to talk to God. He showed me the importance of fellowship with other members of the church. He led me to an understanding of what it means to witness and to be a witness. By his actions, by his reaching out to help me learn, he taught me what it means to be a Christian. Thank you, Tim Bredow. I pray that someday, I, too, will be able to share God's truth with others with the same grace that you have shown me.

As a Christian, I have many blessings. For instance, I used to chase after money. I had the desire to get rich. However, instead of getting rich, I lost a lot of money. Money is not so important to me now. I view it more as a tool than as a goal. And now that I am not chasing money, it seems that God is providing me with more of it than I ever had before.

More important than money, I have peace in my life. I sleep well at night. I have God's promise that he will take care of my needs. He gives me work to do and sees to it that I have the resources that I need to take care of my family, and to help others.

Now I do not want to give you the impression that my life is perfect. It is not. I still have problems just like anyone else. I have a family to raise, work to do and bills to pay. From time to time, I am tempted to do the wrong thing. And even though I regret it later, sometimes I give in to temptation and do the wrong thing, but I do not make a habit of it. And some day I may get sick, or injured, or die just like anyone else. Being a Christian does not exempt me from the trials and troubles of this world, but it does give me the advantage of being able to view the world from a different perspective.

As a Christian, I know who I am. I am a child of God. I know why I am here. I have a purpose. I know Who created me. I know that He loves me. I know that He cares for me. I know that He blesses me in this life and will bless me in the next. I know that eternal life and a place in Heaven are waiting for me. I have all these things because I have a personal relationship with God. I have a personal relationship with God because I accepted the gift that He offered to me – the finished work of His son, Jesus Christ.

Daniel L. Berglund, circa 2001

 

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