PROPHESY AGAINST THE NATIONS
Chapter 7: Countdown to Christ’s Coming – Part 2
Second Use of 70
This total period of 6,370 days contains God’s indelible and undeniable handprint. However, God did not stop at simply giving a period of time that validated Christ’s coming by the use of a literal 70 weeks prophecy. God also revealed the importance of the 1,260-day time cycles that identify end-time prophetic periods. This period of time was mentioned earlier showing how it is described in different ways, yet is always used in the context of specific end-time prophetic periods that last 1,260 days.
There is another number that comes into play in this example of the total time period from the Apostasy to the Pentecost of 2012. It is the number 5. This is a number that is often used in reference to the ways of man or of mankind. It was also mentioned earlier that if 2012 had remained the date for Christ’s coming that the devastation and vast death toll around the world would have been exceedingly greater. With that first date for Christ’s coming, mankind had already been judged and the execution of that judgment would have been far more severe than if it could be moved to 2019.
In this number of 6,370 days, there are 5 equivalent periods of 1,260 days. God revealed two very important and specific end-time prophetic periods of 1,260 days within the countdown from the Apostasy to the first date of Christ’s coming. The first was from the date of the Apostasy (December 17, 1994) to Pentecost of 1998 (May 30, 1998).
The second specific end-time prophetic period of 1,260 days that God revealed to be of great significance is what was seen at that time as the final period leading up to Christ’s coming. It began when the Seven Trumpets of the Seventh Seal were blown (December 14, 2008); 1,260 days later was May 27, 2012 (Pentecost).
God has not revealed what significance or meaning there may be in the other three periods of 1,260 days that lie in between that first and fifth period, or even if there is any significant meaning in them other than the fact that they add great meaning for the total being 5 periods of time. The total of those five periods of 1,260 days is 6,300 days. That leaves 70 days remaining (from 6,370). This too is not a matter of chance, but of design, and signifies God’s purpose—that mankind had been judged and that Christ could return on the Pentecost of 2012, if time was to remain cut short. However, it has already been shown that God’s greater desire was that Christ should return on the Pentecost of 2019.
First Count to 2012
Apostasy up to Pentecost 2012
• December 17, 1994 up to May 27, 2012
• Total number of prophetic days = 6,370
➢ 7 x 70 x 13 = 6,370
➢ 5 x 1,260 + 70 = 6,370
1st prophetic 1,260 days
• December 17, 1994 to May 30, 1998
2nd, 3rd, & 4th periods + 70 days
• May 31, 1998 to December 13, 2008
5th prophetic 1,260 days
• December 14, 2008 up to May 27, 2012
• 5 = mankind
• 7 = complete
• 13 = rebellion & apostasy / Satan
• 70 = Christ’s coming
• 280 = execution of God’s judgment
• 1,260 days = a prophetic period marking the end-time
After the Church had moved beyond 2012, God finally began to reveal that the countdown for Christ’s coming had been extended by exactly 7 more years, from Pentecost of 2012 to Pentecost of 2019. It was revealed that His purpose for doing so was to create a greater transformation in those who were in His Church so that they would be prepared to accomplish an even greater work in the end-time that remained.
Christ returning in 2019 gave the Church a new focus. God could now work to create far greater potential for those of the Church that had been scattered after the Apostasy to be saved into the Millennium. This later date also made way for a vastly greater and more complex work to be accomplished whereby a far greater potential could exist to deliver hundreds of millions more people into the Millennium.
This period of additional time revealed another remarkable total number of days that contained even greater meaning. This could be described as an extended deeper meaning to Christ’s coming. This change from 2012 to 2019 added another 2,570 days to the countdown for Christ’s coming. This too is awesomely significant, as this now gave the addition of two more very specific prophetic end-time periods of 1,260 days to that overall count.
Within this extension to Christ’s coming, the first of these two new periods is from May 27, 2012 to November 7, 2015. God revealed early on that this first additional period of 1,260 days was the 42 months mentioned in Revelation 11 that is about the “measuring of the temple” of God that would occur within that period of time, which is about the final preparation of God’s Church for the final work leading up to Christ’s coming.
This second additional end-time period of 1,260 days runs from the 8th of November 2015 to the 20th of April 2019. This count concludes on the weekly Sabbath that is in the midst of the first Holy Day season of that year, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. This period is now recognized as the time for God’s two witnesses to complete the physical fulfillment of their witness to the world. Revelation 11:3-6 reveals that for a period of 1,260 days God will send his two end-time witnesses to prophesy with power throughout this time. Much of that witness and the power given to it is the writing that is contained in this very book. Toward the end of this period of time, they will be able to shut up the heavens so it will not rain wherever and for however long they say. They will strike the earth with plagues as often as they choose. Much of what is fulfilled during this period will have to do with the Thunders of Revelation that will be more completely fulfilled by those things they proclaim.
Within this extension of seven more years, there was then this addition of two more end-time periods of 1,260 days to the overall existing count for Christ’s coming. The five 1,260 day periods that occurred before 2012, along with these two additional ones, now give 7 complete end-time periods of 1,260 days. Again, there is great significance in that number, as the number 7 is used for completeness in God’s plan. The week is complete with the 7th day Sabbath. The annual Holy Days are 7 in number and they give the complete plan of God for mankind. God has given 7 one thousand year periods (7,000 years) for mankind to be able to live out the first life He has given them.
Yet there is another period in all this that also needs to be addressed. The inclusion of two more periods of 1,260 days that were added beyond 2012 give a total of 2,520 more days for the countdown to Christ’s coming. However, from the 27th of May 2012 to Pentecost on the 9th of June 2019, there is a total of 2,570 days. This number contains an additional 50 days that remain beyond these two final prophetic periods.
That 50-day period has already been mentioned. It is the time when God begins to pour out the Seven Last Plagues, which will lead to Christ coming to a world that has been humbled and ready to listen to him. As it has been stated, the day when his coming will be manifested in the atmosphere above the earth is the 21st of April 2019. It appears that this manifestation will be at the moment that the Wave Sheaf would have been waved before God on that day, which was in the midst of the Holy Day period of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Lev. 23). This manifestation of Christ coming will be on the morning of the 1st day of the week that follows Passover that year.
The Wave Sheaf pictured the time when Jesus Christ would fulfill its meaning of being accepted as the first of the firstfruits of God’s great harvest—of those who are gleaned from the world to be in His Family—Elohim. Jesus Christ died on Passover and was laid in the tomb just before sunset on the 4th day of the week (Wednesday) in 31 A.D. After sunset, the weekly observance of the Feast of Unleavened Bread began. Then at the end of the 7th day (the weekly Sabbath) just before sunset, Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead after being in the tomb for exactly three days and three nights.
Therefore, Christ was resurrected just before sundown on that weekly Sabbath. As soon as the sun went down, it became the 1st day of the week (Sunday). It wasn’t until the morning, Sunday morning, when the priests would offer up the Wave Sheaf, that Christ would then ascend to God. Christ then being received by God the Father would be the spiritual fulfillment of the Wave Sheaf. Later on that same day, after he had ascended and been received by God, he returned to be with his disciples and others for the next forty days.
Not only is this time for the Wave Sheaf offering about the beginning of God’s spiritual harvest, as it pictured Jesus Christ being the first of the firstfruits, but that day was also the beginning of a specific count that God commands so that people will know when the Holy Day of Pentecost should be observed. Pentecost is the day that the Wave Loaves were offered up and they picture the firstfruits (the 144,000) being offered up before God to be received by Him in the same manner that the Wave Sheaf was offered up before God for acceptance of Jesus Christ.
Paul described Jesus Christ as being the first of the firstfruits of God to be resurrected. In 1 Corinthians, a description is given of the order for all the firstfruits of God to be resurrected—all those who would be first to be resurrected into God’s Family—Elohim. Christ is described as the first to be resurrected and then the rest would be resurrected later at his coming.
“But everyone in their own order, Christ [of] the firstfruits, and afterward those [the rest, the 144,000 firstfruits] who are Christ’s at his coming” (1 Corinthians 15:23). Christ is described clearly as being resurrected first and then the rest of those firstfruits are resurrected at his coming.
Chapter 14 of the Book of Revelation begins by mentioning the 144,000 who will be resurrected to be with Christ at his coming and are described in the following manner: “These are they who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from among mankind [over 6,000 years], and are the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb” (Rev. 14:4).
So Pentecost is the annual Holy Day that pictures the firstfruits of God—the 144,000—who are resurrected to spirit life in the first resurrection at Christ’s coming, and who then return with him to the Mount of Olives on that day, on Pentecost 2019.
The first five periods (of 1,260 days) that preceded 2012 had 70 days added that symbolized the coming of Christ. There are two more periods that have been added after 2012 that now make seven complete periods of 1,260 days since the Apostasy. These two new periods that followed 2012 have 50 more days that are added, and that symbolizes the coming of the firstfruits (the 144,000) with Christ. These all contain very great meaning concerning Christ’s coming to reign in the Kingdom of God for the next 1,100 years.
Yet there is even more meaning contained in this, as Pentecost reveals the command God gave for how to determine when that Holy Day should be observed. Pentecost literally means “count fifty.” It is that final 50 days that ties together, in an incredible manner, the great meaning of Jesus Christ as the first of the firstfruits, along with the rest of the firstfruits—the 144,000—who all come down to this earth on that final fiftieth day—Pentecost 2019.
Second Count to 2019
Pentecost 2012 to Pentecost 2019 (2,570 days)
• May 27, 2012 to June 9, 2019
6th prophetic 1,260 days
• May 27, 2012 to November 7, 2015
7th prophetic 1,260 days
• November 8, 2015 to April 20, 2019
Final 50 days to Christ’s coming
• 50 is the count from the Wave Sheaf to Pentecost
• April 21, 2019 to June 9, 2019