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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. © Copyright 2010 - 2017   All rights reserved. Daniel 11 Explained (condensed ‘one page’ commentary) ‘Matthew 24’ Explained (must match Revelation) The ‘Seals’ Explained (Revelation timeline revealed) Seven Churches Explained (Past & Present Church Prophecy) Note: ‘Sitemap’ shows a complete list of all pages (by category). ‘Homepage’ gives 3 simple steps + timelines + summary. Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East) The Abomination (Daniel 11:31) done Recent Events ISIS - Saudi - Turkey (Daniel 11: 24-27) Final Events to the Abomination (Daniel 11: 28-30) Shiites re-take Persia + America’s Role Begins (Daniel 11: 21-23) soon done done Explanation and clarifications   The Biblical 2300-days is defined as the length of time between the uprising that sets up the abomination that causes desolation’ and the ‘re-consecration of the sanctuary’ by Jesus, after Armageddon. (Daniel 8:14)  In other words, the 2300-days, after the abomination and rapture,  is the total length of time that the Trumpet plagues and the Bowl plagues take place in Revelation (Rev 8+), which are the events that make up the post-rapture ‘tribulation’.   Note: That’s not to be confused with the “great tribulation”, which is mentioned in Revelation 7:14, referring to the Seals, which have taken place over the last 2000-years.  That’s easy to see because the reference is ‘past tense’ and explains where the multitude in heaven came from, who had “washed there robes in the blood of the Lamb.”  Seals 1-6 give a brief timeline from the resurrection (Seal 1) to the rapture (Seal 6), which is the only time a person could wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb and get to heaven.  Seals 1-5 are in the past so the rapture is the next Seal to be broken.  The Trumpet plagues cannot start until the 7th Seal is done, which is just a half-hour of silence (Rev 8), but it shows that the multitude are in heaven before the most severe ‘tribulation’ begins.     Of course, the abomination and rapture didn’t occur during the recent American eclipse and I never thought it would because the 2422-days doesn’t match the 2300-days.  In general, a solar eclipse always occurs on a ‘new moon’ because that’s when the moon is on the same side of the earth as the sun, thus it looks dark, as opposed to a ‘full moon’ when the moon is on the opposite side from the sun, thus giving a full reflection.  I made that distinction to point out that the two solar eclipses are exactly 82 lunar months apart.  On the contrary, 2300-days is almost exactly 78 lunar months.  It’s not surprising that they are even, because God tells time by the sun and moon, but the eclipses are 4-months too far apart to be considered the 2300-days.  So what’s my point?   If the time doesn’t match exactly, then why am I talking about these eclipses?  Well, it’s a combination of timing and location. 1. Timing   There’s a 122-day discrepancy, so if that whole difference is added to the front end, then it lands on Dec 21, 2017, which is the winter solstice or first day of winter.  That too is Biblically symbolic because Jesus said, “Pray that your flight will not take place in the winter or on the Sabbath.” (Matthew 24:20)  That doesn’t mean that it won’t take place in the winter, because Jesus just says to ‘pray’, but it’s interesting that the extra 122-days extends right up to winter.  There’s no guarantee that the two eclipses have anything to do with the 2300-days but they might because every other prophecy in Daniel 11, prior to the abomination in verse 31, has taken place.  Therefore, I think we are very close.  2. Location   It’s also a matter of location because these two eclipses happen to cross near south-east Missouri, which is the location of the New Madrid fault zone.     [click photos to enlarge]   The New Madrid fault zone has had four of the largest earthquakes in recorded North American history, measuring 7.0 or greater, all from December 1811 to February 1812.  The largest in that area, in modern history, has been two around 5.4, occurring in 1968 and 2008.  The later one was near Mount Carmel, Illinois, where there has been two earthquakes recently (9-9 and 9-19), measuring 3.1 and 3.8, respectively.    I know that no one can predict an earthquake but more than one person has had dreams or visions of an earthquake happening in the New Madrid fault zone, during the rapture.  I normally don’t mention dreams on the website, but like I said, it’s a combination of timing and location, as well as other prophecies.  Besides, God said, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” (Joel 2:28-29)  I will always regard scripture over dreams but some dreams are legitimate.   Some people have even drawn maps of what the US might look like if a sizeable earthquake hits the New Madrid fault zone, maybe even spliting the US. (maps below)  I’m not saying that an earthquake will strike the US or not but one or more will strike Israel, where a huge tsunami will cause people to “flee to the mountains.” (Matthew 24:16)  That will be the same earthquake as the 6th Seal. (Rev 6:12)  Amos 8 also mentions an earthquake by saying, “Many, many bodies – flung everywhere!”, which silences their singing. (v.3)  Verse 8 also says, “Will not the land tremble for this, and all who live in it mourn?”, referring to their greed and disrespect. (Amos 8:4-6)  Nevertheless, there could be simultaneous earthquakes in Israel, and the US, and many other places because Jesus said, “there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now – and never to be equaled again.” (Matthew 24:21)  Conclusion   Regardless, the earthquake and resulting destruction is nothing to fear or dread, if you know Jesus, because Christians will meet Jesus in the air and proceed to heaven, as the earthquakes are happening.  Christians will be enjoying the Wedding Supper of the Lamb, during that 2300-day tribulation period, so it won’t matter what’s happening on earth.    At the end of the Wedding banquet, we will follow Jesus to share in His 1000-year reign  on earth, after He defeats the beast at Armageddon and locks Satan in the Abyss.    After the 1000-years is over, God will create a new heaven and new earth, as He dwells with humans for eternity (all those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life).    Therefore, if you’re not sure about your name being in the Book, pray today and tell God that you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  Believe in your heart that Jesus died for your sins and God raised Him from the dead. (Romans 10:9)  Ask forgiveness for your sins and God is faithful and just to forgive.  Yet, make sure that you forgive others, likewise. (Matthew 6:14) If you do these things, you will have nothing to fear because Jesus will return for His Bride. Notable Facts and Possible Prophecy Introduction   There are some events that I think are interesting enough to write about but I wasn’t sure on which page to put the information.  I’ve never been one to flag every little thing as a Biblical sign, because it detracts from those things that are definitely Biblical signs.  As the title suggests, these are things that are based on the Bible, but may not be an exact match.  Nevertheless, they are interesting, to me, so others might be interested as well.  Eclipses over America   Everyone is probably aware of the recent total eclipse that went over the US on August 21, 2017. (below left)  However, everyone might not be aware of another total eclipse that will take place on April 8, 2024. (below right)  The thing that loosely connects these to the Bible is that they are 2422-days apart, which is similar to the 2300-days in Daniel 8:14, but not exactly.  Path of Eclipse - August 21, 2017 Path of Eclipse - April 8, 2024 Path of Eclipse - August 21, 2017 Path of Eclipse - April 8, 2024 Days between eclipses = 2422-days (calculation) [click maps to enlarge]  Comparison of eclipses on 8-21-17 and 4-8-24 Approximate location of New Madrid fault zone Note: The maps are not the same because they are both based on speculation.  [click to enlarge] Related page: Salvation to Maturity (a simple guide) Possible damage from huge earthquake at New Madrid fault zone Possible US if huge earthquake hits New Madrid fault zone More detailed page: Proof of Rapture String of disasters since August 21st   I was reminded by an article in USA Today of just how many disasters have happened, so close together lately.  It dawned on me that all the events in the article had taken place after  the eclipse on August 21st, 2017.  Thus, they were between the eclipse’s 1260 + 122 days.  I’m not saying that the tribulation began or anything like that but these events are a reminder or ‘prelude’ to even worse things that will happen, after the rapture.  It just seems like Satan upped his game and God is providing signs to indicate that the rapture is very near.  Peter said, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”  (2 Peter 3:9)  Tragic events and possible signs (only partial list)   August 25th - Hurricane Harvey struck Texas and caused massive flooding.  It was the strongest hurricane to hit the US in 12 years.  Note: From August 10th -30th, monsoon rains caused even worse flooding in East India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, where over 1200 people were killed.    September 1st Asteroid Florence made a relatively close flyby of earth.  Some asteroids come closer but it was the largest asteroid (3 miles across) to come this close since NASA began keeping records in 1980.    September 7th – An earthquake measuring 8.1 struck off the coast of Mexico, killing 98 people.  It was the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in 100 years.   September 10th – Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys, equalling Harvey’s wind speed records.  After wreaking havoc in the Caribbean, it proceeded through central Florida.    September 19th – An earthquake measuring 7.1 struck central Mexico, killing 369 people.  Strangely enough, it happened on the exact 32nd anniversary of an 8.0 earthquake, in 1985, which killed over 5000 people.   September 20th – Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on Puerto Rico, which was the worst storm to hit that island since 1928.    September 24th – A unique alignment of planets, along with the sun, moon, and stars, within the constellation Virgo, fulfilled Revelation 12:1-2.  Note: The alignment was between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, near the start of Israel’s High Holy days. (see Oct 7 & 8)   October 1st – The Las Vegas massacre left 58 innocent people dead, which was the deadliest mass shooting in US history.  Only the spirit of Satan could cause someone to carry out such an evil act.    October 2nd Asteroid 2017 SX17, which is the size of a bus, came within 54,100 miles of the earth.  The amazing part, to me, is that it was only discovered one week before, on September 24, 2017, which goes to show that an asteroid could show up and hit the earth with very little notice.   October 4th - A meteor ‘fireball’ exploded over southwest China, during a full moon Autumn festival, with energy measuring .54 kilotons of TNT.    October 7th/8th - Hurricane Nate (category 1) struck the Louisiana / Mississippi coast.   October 7th & 8th - The Draconids meteor shower, which radiates from the constellation Draco (the dragon) most likely fulfilled Revelation 12:3-4.  Note: The event took place during Sukkot, which concludes Israel’s High Holy days.  Note: Rev. 12:5 is next, which mentions the “snatching up” (rapture).   October 8th - Wildfires began and spread quickly in northern California.  As of 10-19, the fires have killed 42 people and burned at least 3500-structures making it the worst wildfire in California history.    Note: Fires are a prelude to the 1st Trumpet plague, which burns a 1/3 of the earth’s trees and all the green grass. (Revelation 8:7)  Note: The Trumpet plagues will start in order, but can overlap, meaning the amount of trees and grass can be cumulative over 3.5 years.   October 12th – Asteroid 2012 TC4, which was about the size of a house, came within 27,000 miles of the earth.  That’s still outside the outer limits of the atmosphere, which extends to about 6200 miles, but they are getting closer.    Note: Asteroid flybys are a prelude to Biblical events because the 2nd Trumpet plague (after  the rapture) describes, “something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea”, which sounds a lot like an asteroid (meteor). (Rev 8:8)  It turns 1/3 of the sea to ‘blood’ (could be iron rust), which kills 1/3 of sea creatures, and the impact destroys 1/3 of ships.    October 16th - Hurricane Ophelia struck Ireland, after reducing to a tropical storm, but it was still the worst in 50 years.  It was unusual for at least 4 reasons.  Hurricanes don’t usually form that far north.  It happened just 1-day from the 30th anniversary of the “Great Storm of 1987”.  The winds fanned flames, in Spain and Portugal, where fires killed at least 30 people.  And, it swept sand and ash into the UK, turning the sky red   Note: This incident with the sky shows that unusual occurrences can come from strange conditions that humans don’t think about.  Therefore, when the Bible says that the sun is darkened or turns black and the moon turns blood red, it may not be due to a solar or lunar eclipse like most people tend to think.  One possibility would be that the sun in Israel could be darkened by a severe dust storm, which would explain the hazards to pregnant women trying to flee to higher ground. (Matt 24:19)  God thinks outside the box and is not restricted to pre-determined astronomical dates from nasa.   October 16th - Typhoon Khanun struck SE China, bringing floods to Vietnam.  It was the 20th typhoon this yearNote: I know I’m omitting many disasters but I’m just trying to emphasize the unusual ones that somehow relate to the Bible.  I can’t keep up with all of them. Yet, someone recently sent me an article, October 10th, that showed a storm in Johannesburg, S. Africa that caused floods, tornadoes, a fire, and huge hail stones, all at the same time Updated: 10-18-2017 Updated: 10-18-2017 -