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Related page: Man of Lawlessness (2 Thess. 2: 1-12) 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 - 2018   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 Related page: Matthew 24 Explained (Must match Revelation)                        Rapture 2018    (video link below) [Possible Rapture by 17th of Tammuz (June 30, 2018) *or sooner] Introduction   I know it’s crazy to pick a date for the rapture, even an approximate one, which is why I’ve always tried to avoid it, but some things just fall into my lap, and I feel obligated to relay my findings because I was called to ‘give food to the servants in the household at the proper time’. (Matthew 24:45)  I’m aware that only God knows the day and hour of the rapture, but He has provided ‘signs’ or clues, so humans can watch with anticipation, and know the approximate time or season.  In fact, God wants humans to watch because the rapture is by far the most important day imaginable.   Luke 21:28 “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because  your redemption is drawing near.”   How could people know that the events were beginning, unless there were noticeable signs that people could decipher from the Bible?  God has even provided extra incentive for those who are diligently watching when He comes.    Luke 12:37 “It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.”   One of the main reasons I chose to watch the signs is that I wanted to be seated at that special table.  Why would anyone not want that?  Another reason was to make myself ready, because spirituality has its ups and downs, over decades, and I didn’t want to miss out.  For over 20 years, I’ve casually watched for signs from Daniel 11, leading to the abomination, because that’s what Jesus said to do in Matt 24:15.  Only in the last year or so has the verses advanced to the point that the abomination, in Daniel 11:31, is up next.  Signs in the Middle East indicate that we are moving slowly but surely in that direction, which also corresponds to the middle of the 70th Seven, which can be a range of several months.  My point is: I stumbled upon an approximate date for the rapture, but I wouldn’t be saying anything except that the other signs also indicate that the abomination is due.  That’s what Jesus’ return really hinges upon, so other clues or theories are dependant upon the abomination being set up, which will happen by surprise.  Therefore, keep watching and reserve your seat at that special table.   Regardless of signs or a proposed date, don’t wait another minute before accepting Jesus as your personal savior, because the rapture could happen even sooner, and people can also die unexpectedly.  No one is guaranteed tomorrow, so waiting is like gambling with eternity. So where does the June 30, 2018 come from? … Zechariah 14   The best way I know to explain something is to start at the beginning and explain how I found the information.  To make a long story short, I was re-reading the small prophets and came to Zechariah, which I already knew had some end time information, but something new came to my attention, concerning Armageddon and the start of Jesus’ 1000-year reign.   Zechariah 14:3-5  [start of Armageddon]  Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. 4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.  5 You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.”   Note: The bold reference above matches the Battle of Armageddon in Revelation 19:11-16, especially “the holy ones with Him”, in Rev 19:14, so there’s no mistake.  If you’re wondering about Zechariah 14:1-2, that’s describing the 7th Trumpet War (middle of tribulation), when Israel is invaded by the beast, and the two witnesses are killed.  That will be an especially terrible time for Israel, when the false prophet will force them to take the mark of the beast, in order to buy or sell. (Rev 13:11-17)  Shortly thereafter, the 144,000 are martyred for not taking the mark. (Rev 14)  Then, the Bowl plagues will start. (Rev 16)  Armageddon is the 7th Bowl, when Jesus will return to fight the armies of the beast, along with those Christians who are raptured and attend the 2300-day ‘Wedding Supper of the Lamb’, in heaven. (Rev 19:7)  Zechariah 14:6-15  [Armageddon concluded / start of 1000-year reign] 6 On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost. 7 It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime -a day known to the LORD.  When evening comes, there will be light. 8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter.  9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.  10 The whole land, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up and remain in its place, from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses. 11 It will be inhabited; never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.  12 This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. 13 On that day, men will be stricken by the LORD with great panic.  Each man will seize the hand of another, and they will attack each other. 14 Judah too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected -great quantities of gold and silver and clothing. 15 A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps. Zechariah 14:16-19  [Activities during the 1000-years] 16 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 Feast 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 Feast of Tabernacles. 19 This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.   As you can see, the ‘outsiders in the nations’ (Rev 22:15) will be forced to worship Jesus, once a year, in Jerusalem, and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), or get no rain and be inflicted with the hideous plague in verse 12, which no one wants.  Therefore, since the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) will be the one and only mandatory worship day, during the 1000-years, as opposed to 3-times-a-year during ancient times (Exodus 23:14-16), then I figure that Armageddon and the “re-consecration of the sanctuary” (see verse below) must happen on or before Sukkot, so the tradition can start right away, in the first year.  In other words, Armageddon and the re-consecration would likely take place sometime before the Feast of Tabernacles, but not after, because then they would have to wait almost a year to start their worship.  Essentially, God would be giving them the first year’s rain for free, with no worship.  I know God is generous, but given the time, place, and circumstances, I don’t think He would let the outsiders slide, for a whole year, before they worship Jesus.  The 2300-days Daniel 8:13-14 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, "How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled-the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, and the surrender of the sanctuary and of the host that will be trampled underfoot?"  14 He said to me, "It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be re-consecrated."   As you can see, the above verse mentions an entire timeline concerning ‘tribulation’, from beginning, middle, to end, which takes a total of 2300-days.  The uprising (rebellion) that halts the daily sacrifice (prayer at the Western Wall), along with ‘setting up the abomination that causes desolation’ (Daniel 11:31) is at the beginning of tribulation (during the rapture).  The ‘sanctuary is surrendered’ in the middle of tribulation, during the 6th Trumpet War, when the two witnesses are killed, after prophesying for 1260-days.  The ‘host’ (many armies of the beast) are trampled underfoot at the end of tribulation, during Armageddon, which is when the sanctuary will be re-consecrated.  Thus, there are a total of 2300-days between the ‘abomination’ (rapture) and the ‘re-consecration of the sanctuary’, following Armageddon.    Since 2018 is the 70th anniversary of Israel, and there have been three other 70-year periods in Jewish history (listed below), then I went forward to the Feast of Tabernacles that takes place 2300-days after 2018, which happened to be in October-2024.  I already knew that Sukkot always starts on a full moon (Leviticus 23:34), and 2300-days is almost exactly 78 lunar months (78 x 29.5 = 2301), so I knew if I subtracted 2300-days from the Feast of Tabernacles, then it would also land on or near a full moon. (see full moon section below)  To be honest, the calculation didn’t land where I though it might, or hoped it would (it was months later), but when I saw the result, it made perfect sense.  It landed on the 17th of Tammuz.   Subtraction: Oct 16, 2024 [Eve of Sukkot] – 2300 days = June 30, 2018 (17th of Tammuz)    Note: The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is 7-days, but I took the ‘eve of the 1st day’ for three reasons: 1. It starts on a full moon.  2. The re-consecration of the sanctuary would probably be before the Feast of Tabernacles started.  3. Jews consider 6pm as the end of one day and start of another.  That’s why Daniel 8:14 refers to a ‘day’ as an “evening and morning.”  Zechariah 14:7 talks about Armageddon being a ‘unique day’ (without light), but “when evening comes, there will be light.”  Thus, there seems to be something special about the ‘evening’, possibly the re-consecration of the sanctuary.  That’s why I took the ‘eve of the 1st day’, and that’s when the calculation landed on the 17th of Tammuz (June 30, 2018).  70-year periods in Jewish history   Everyone knows that May 14th, 2018, is Israel’s 70th anniversary, which is significant because there are at least three other 70-year periods in Jewish history (that I know of).  1. Time without a Temple – The 1st temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586BC (2 Kings 25:9), and the 2nd Temple was completed in 516BC. (Ezra 6:15)  Yet, the Jews didn’t plan it that way because there were delays that were beyond their control. (Ezra 4:5-24)  2. Jewish Revolts (Seal 2) – There were 3 Jewish revolts against the Romans.  The first started in 66AD and resulted in the destruction of the 2nd Temple.  The 3rd revolt was led by a false messiah named Bar Kokhba, who was supposed to restore Jerusalem, but the followers of Jesus rejected him, which helped distinguish Christianity from Judaism.  The 3rd revolt ended in 136AD, completing the 70-years.  The loss resulted in the complete exile of the Jews from Palestine, for 17.5 centuries, until 1878.  The 70-year period was prophesied in the 2nd Seal: “Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other.”  (Revelation 6:4)  [see also: The Seals and Revelation: a chapter-by-chapter summary] 3. Establishment of a new nation (Seals 3 & 4) – A group of Jewish families made an initial purchase and established a modern settlement in Palestine, called Petah Tikva, in 1878.  After a long struggle to buy land at reasonable prices, from the Arabs, and the Holocaust, which sped the migration to Palestine, and earned the Jews some sympathy, Israel was declared a nation in 1948, completing a 70-year period.  Seals 3 & 4 are represented because Seal 3 gave the Jews prosperity, so they could buy the land at inflated prices, and Seal 4 was the Holocaust, which gave them a vote of sympathy in the newly established United Nations.  #4?  Could another 70-year period be set to happen, between 1948 and the rapture in 2018?  I think it’s a strong possibility.  Of course, that doesn’t mean that the rapture must be on the exact anniversary because the months are not always exact.  For example, #1’s Time without a Temple was about 5-months early, according to the dates in the Bible, converted in the NIV study notes: Aug 14, 586BC to March 12, 516BC.  The establishment of the modern state of Israel was over 2-months early, considering the first land purchase was July 30, 1878 and Israel’s independence was May 14, 1948.  My point is: If the rapture happens in 2018, it would complete another 70-year period, even if the months don’t match.  Full moons in the Bible   God defined the original Passover, in Egypt, as the 14th of the 1st lunar month (Exodus 12:6).  The next day, the Feast of Unleavened Bread starts on the 15th.  That’s a full moon because a lunar month averages 29.5 days, and starts on a new moon.  Before that, the flood started on the 17th of the 2nd month (Gen 7:11), and the ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat on the 17th of the 7th month, both of which are near a full moon.  Purim also falls on a full moon because the Israeli victory over the Persians, for which it represents, happened on the 13th/14th of the lunar month (Esther 9:1-19).  God also defined the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) to start on the 15th of the month (Leviticus 23:34).  Of course, since Jesus was crucified and resurrected during Passover, that also happened during a full moon, from the 15th to the 17th.  Thus, at least five major events, in the Bible, occurred on or near full moons, so the chances of the rapture happening on or near a full moon is always a little higher in my book.  Related page: The Seals & Revelation (A chapter-by-chapter summary, including tribulation) Tools I used: 1. Jewish Calendar  (for solar to lunar date comparison) 2. Time and Date  (for adding and subtracting days) Degree of Uncertainty   I’m still not claiming to know the exact day or hour because the rapture could happen sooner  than the 17th Tammuz.  For example, if the rapture was to happen during Passover-2018, which is also a full moon, then the whole dotted line (above) would be slid 3-months to the left, and the re-consecration of the sanctuary would be 3-months before the Feast of Tabernacles.  That would give the 144,000 priests 3 more months to practice and prepare, assuming they need time to practice; I don’t know.  I just don’t think the rapture will be past the 17th of Tammuz because that would make the 2300th day (re-consecration) go past the Feast of Tabernacles.  Thus, the outsider nations would have almost a full year to wait, before being forced to worship Jesus.  Like I said above, that would be like giving them the first year’s rain for free, with no worship.  I just don’t see that happening, in God’s perfect design.  Therefore, the rapture could be months sooner than June 30, 2018 (17th of Tammuz), but I don’t think it will be later.    Update 2-05-2018: As I said in note-1 above, I double checked the Bible and found that I disagree with the Jewish sources.  The 17th of Tammuz was the day that God appeared on Mt. Sinai, with fire and thunder, which scared the Israelites, so they asked Moses to speak to God, in the future, and relay the messages.  Evidence of the day can be found in Exodus 19:1 and 19:16, which shows that it was 3-months and 3-days after the Israelites left Egypt (14th of the 1st month), so God appeared on the 17th of the 4th month, or 17th of Tammuz.  Therefore, if I’m reading things right, that was the day Moses went ‘up’ the mountain for 40-days (Exodus 24:18), not when he came back down.  I’m not sure why the Jews think it was ‘golden calf day’, but either way, it was a bad day for the Israelites because they were afraid of God, and later made a golden calf, even though they had seen His awesome power.    Regardless, it doesn’t change the ‘cut-off date’ of the 17th of Tammuz (June 30, 2018), if the rapture is going to happen during the 70th anniversary, because past that date would make the 2300th day miss the start of the Feast of Tabernacles, 2024.  I say “cut-off date” because the rapture could still happen earlier, as I said above.    Obviously, I’m leaving a lot of uncertainty, but I was never trying to pick an exact date, in the first place.  I’m just presenting my reasoning, so others can decide for themselves.  I’m emphasizing that the rapture could be early because I don’t want people to sit back and wait for a certain date; I want them to be ready.  Anyway, I think the combination of the Feast of Tabernacles in Zechariah 14, with the 70th anniversary of Israel, is a strong possibility, so I’m hopeful.  The Infamous 17th of Tammuz   According to multiple Jewish sources, the 17th of Tammuz begins a 3-week period of fasting and mourning for the Israelites because it commemorates five tragic events that occurred on that date.  The first was obviously the most significant, and God picked the same day for the rest, to make a point.  1. Moses broke God’s Ten Commandants, when he saw the Israelites worshipping the golden calf.  Note: I double checked the Bible, and disagree with the Jewish sources.  Unless I’m reading something wrong, the 17th of Tammuz was the day that God appeared on Mt. Sinai, with fire and a thunderous voice, which is when they asked Moses to speak to God, and relay the messages, because they were afraid.  Thus, it was the day Moses went ‘up’ the mountain, because he stayed 40-days (Exodus 24:18), not the day he came down. (see update on 2-05-2018, below, for more details) 2. The Jews were forced to stop the daily sacrifice, due to lack of sheep, during the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem, which lasted over 2.5 years.  Note: The Jerusalem Talmud says that the Babylonians also breached the walls of Jerusalem, on the 17th  of Tammuz, on their way to destroying the first Temple.  However, Jeremiah 52:6 says that it was the 9th of Tammuz (4th month), which I tend to believe, but it’s not a big deal. 3. An idol was placed in the Holy Temple, during the 1st Temple period.  4. During the 1st Jewish revolt against the Romans, the Romans breached the walls of Jerusalem, on the 17th of Tammuz, on their way to destroying the 1st Temple, 3-weeks later. 5. Prior to the 3rd Jewish revolt (Bar Kokhba's revolt), which caused the Jews to be totally exiled from Palestine, the Roman military leader, Apostomos burned the holy Torah (Sefer Torah).   Wait, there’s more.  As I said, the 17th of Tammuz starts a 3-week mourning period, which ends on the 9th of Av (Tisha B’Av), which is infamous in its own right.  The most significant coincidence is that both Temples were burned on Tisha B’Av.  Other misfortunes befell the Jews, during that time, because their expulsion from Spain, in 1492, began shortly before Tisha B'Av.  WWI, which overturned many Jewish communities, and ultimately led to the Holocaust and WWII, also started shortly before Tisha B’Av.  Thus, the 3-week period starting with the 17th of Tammuz is considered a time of misfortune for the Jews.  Quick Summary of the Tribulation   God is very traditional, which is why so many calamities fell on the anniversary of the golden calf.  Thus, there’s a very good chance that the rapture could be near that day because that will be a horrible day for the Jews.  They will see Jesus in the sky “with power and great glory” (Matt 24:30), but they will not be taken in the rapture, as Christians will be.  On the contrary, they will mourn because they will realize that Jesus (the Lamb) was indeed their Messiah, but they rejected Him. (Rev 6:16)  In fact, the abomination and rapture will start the single worse distress in Israel’s history, “never to be equaled again.” (Matt 24:21)  It seems only fitting that the distress start on or near the 17th of Tammuz, when the Israelites chose to worship the golden calf, instead of God, who rescued them out of Egypt with extraordinary miracles.    A big part of that distress will be kicked off by the earthquake of the 6th Seal (Rev 6:12), which causes a tsunami, which is why Jesus tells Judea to flee to the mountains when they see the abomination. (Matt 24:15-18)  Nonetheless, the earthquake and tsunami could kill as many as two-thirds of Israelites (Zechariah 13:8), who don’t flee to higher ground quite fast enough.  I know two-thirds is a lot, but that’s what the Bible says (click verse).  The 144,000 will be amongst the surviving third, and they will be protected by the two witnesses, who will prophesy in Jerusalem for 1260-days.  During that time, the two witnesses will oversee the building of the 3rd Temple, because no one can stop them.  Near the end of the 1260-days, during the 6th Trumpet war (Rev 9:13-19), the antichrist will invade Israel (Rev 13:7 & Daniel 11:41), killing the two witnesses (Rev 11:7), and “setting himself up in God’s Temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” (2 Thess 2:4)  That’s why Jesus must “re-consecrate the sanctuary,” after defeating the beast at Armageddon, at the end of 2300-days. (Daniel 8:14) Is 2018 any different from future years?   That’s a good question.  I asked myself the same thing because, if 2300-days is an even 78-months, then wouldn’t the subtraction land on the same date almost every time?  I say “almost” because I knew that the Jewish calendar adds an extra month, periodically, which might change certain years, so I had to test my theory to see how rare it was.  First, I tested forward, and then backwards, but to my surprise; the subtraction only landed on the 17th of Tammuz in 2018.  That was puzzling.  The other years, both forward and backwards, were off by one month.  For my own curiosity, I had to figure out why, which was challenging, but I finally did.  The answer lies in the formula they use to add the extra months.    The Jews use a ‘luni-solar’ calendar, which means that they follow the lunar months, but add an extra month, periodically, so the holidays fall in the same general season each year.  Note, many other cultures do the same thing, such as Buddhists and Hindi, but Muslims use a pure lunar calendar, which means that their holidays rotate throughout the entire year.    Anyway, there’s a particular formula for adding the extra months, called the Metonic cycle, which was introduced to the West by the Greek astronomer, Meton, in the 5th century BC, but the concept had previously been used by the Babylonians.  It’s based on the fact that it takes 19 solar-years to approximately equal an even number of lunar months.  Since 12 lunar months is about 354-days, instead of 365-days, then 7 lunar months are added every 19-year cycle, which makes it pretty accurate (1-day every 219 years).    The Metonic cycle designates that the extra month is added on years 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, and 19 (same as 0), so that consecutive years are never used.  The years that get an extra month are called ‘leap-years’.  The Hebrew calendar currently has 2017 being ‘year-1’ of a new cycle, which means that an extra month will be added in the early-spring of 2019(3), 2022(6), 2024(8), 2027(11), 2030(14), 2033(17), 2035(19), 2038(3), and so on.    The reason years 2024, 2027, 2035, and 2038 are highlighted is that only 4 times in the 19 year cycle does the 2300-day span manage to include 3 extra months.  That’s what makes the subtraction land on the 17th of Tammuz.  For example, June-2018 to Oct-2024 contains 3 extra months, as does June-2021 to Oct-2027.  All other 6-year combinations contain 2 extra months.  It’s a little hard to explain, but it’s due to years 8-11 and 17-19 only skipping two years, and the extra month being added in the early-spring, before June.  Anyway, it occurs 4 of 19 or 21% of the time, which is moderately rare.    Thus, there was a 21% chance that the subtraction landed on the 17th of Tammuz, for 2018, which is the 70th anniversary of Israel.  Granted, the same thing will be true for 2021, but that will be the 73rd anniversary of Israel, which doesn’t have the same ring to it.  As I said above, God is traditional, which is why calamities keep happening to the Jews on the 17th of Tammuz, in the first place.  There are also three other 70-year periods in Jewish history (below), which shows another of God’s traditions.  Thus, since the abomination is already due, according to Daniel 11, then there’s a good chance it could be set up near the 17th of Tammuz, in 2018, completing another 70-year period, and making the 2300th day land near the Feast of Tabernacles in 2024. - God’s 3 appointed feasts ... connecting past and future   God appointed 3 main feasts for the Israelites to appear before Him: 1. Feast of Unleavened Bread, which starts on the 15th of the 1st month (the day after Passover).  2. Feast of Harvest, otherwise known as the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost, which is 50-days after Passover Sabbath.  3. Feast of Ingathering, otherwise known as the Feast of Tabernacles, which starts on the 15th of the 7th month, or exactly 6-months after the Feast of Unleavened Bread. (Ex 23:14-17; Ex 34:18-24; Lev 23:4-44)   God re-used the first two when Jesus was crucified on Passover (but arose on the 3rd day), and the Holy Spirit arrived on the 50th day, which was Pentecost, making Passover and Pentecost into Christian holidays, also.  Additionally, God plans to re-use the Feast of Tabernacles, during Jesus’ 1000-year reign on earth, after Armageddon. (Zechariah 14:16-19)  It’s interesting that Noah’s ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat, on the 17th of the 7th month (Gen 8:4), which later coincided with the Feast of Tabernacles.  When you think about it, the ark coming to rest was the start of a new era, just like Jesus’ 1000-year reign, each happening around the Feast of Tabernacles.  Thus, God has been re-using His appointed feast-times, even before they were considered a feast.   Then, there’s the 17th of Tammuz (17th of the 4th month), which is always about half-way between Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles because we’re talking about the middle (full moons) of the 1st, 4th, and 7th months.  Yet, only the 17th of Tammuz in 2018 will result in the 2300th day landing on the Feast of Tabernacles in 2024, due to catching 3 extra months.    My point is: If the abomination and rapture are going to happen during the 70th anniv. of Israel, for which there’s an excellent chance because there are three other 70-year periods in Jewish history [see below], then they would need to happen by June 30, 2018, or sooner, to make the 2300th day ‘re-consecration of the sanctuary’ (Dan 8:13-14) before the Feast of Tabernacles. (Zech 14:16)   I know it’s not good to pick a date for the rapture, because only God knows, but I’m just saying that the abomination is most likely to happen in the 90-day range between Passover and the 17th of Tammuz, because God has re-used those dates before, and it would correspond to Israel’s 70th anniversary and the Feast of Tabernacles-2024.  It’s just a theory, so people can judge for themselves, but at least it’s based on Biblical facts, not astronomy or numerology.    Personally, I used to not even pay attention to the appointed feasts, because Jesus said to watch for the abomination, from the Book of Daniel, which doesn’t involve feasts.  Yet, since all the verses in Daniel 11 have been fulfilled, up to verse 31, making the abomination due next, then the fact that God re-uses the feasts, even during the 1000-year reign, seems to be the next clue on which to focus.  Therefore, I’m still watching for the abomination, but it makes sense to think that God will coordinate the event with His appointed feasts. 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