Ronald Weinland

The Final Half-a-Time

In times past, I remember Herbert W. Armstrong speaking of the importance of certain events concerning the Church that happened on January 7. This was especially true for the years of 1953 and 1972, as he covered in his “Personal” in the “Tomorrow’s World” magazine of February 1972.

January 7, 2012, is another important occurrence for the timing of God’s work and end-time events. This date is an important crossroad in time as it ends a prophetically historic portion of time in Daniel that consists of a prophetic measure of “time” and “times” that began after Trumpets of 2009.

January 8 of this year begins the final “half-a-time” of this full prophetic period known as “time, times, and half-a-time.” That day is the start of the final period of 140 days (half-a-time) that leads up to the very coming of the Messiah spoken of in those same prophecies of Daniel. This post will also address a newly revealed final fulfillment of the 70 weeks prophecy that has a dual fulfillment of both Christ’s first coming and his second coming.

The final “half-a-time” that begins January 8 will be the prophetic period when the Trumpets of Revelation will finally be heard (witnessed and seen) throughout this world, along with the Thunders of Revelation that will progressively escalate in a dramatic manner. The period of “time, times, and half-a-time” consists of seven segments of time (seven half-times). It can be likened to God’s plan covered in the weekly cycle of seven days and the 7,000 year plan where the last 1,000 years is when God takes control and gives mankind the ability to know His ways.

An End to 6,000 Years of Man’s Ways
The period of a “time” and “times” described by Daniel is a final witness God is giving of mankind’s true response to Him throughout the past 6,000 years. This final “half-a-time” is the transition between the past 6,000 years and the final 1,000 years of God’s rule on earth. It is during this time of transition that people will begin to “see” the power of God revealed through physical events that destroy the system God calls Babylon (a system of confusion). Indeed, Babylon describes every way mankind has chosen, while fully rejecting God’s true ways.

God separated a segment of “time” that reflects the work of the Messiah over the past 2,000 years. Before Christ came to fulfill the role of our Passover, 4,000 years had passed. In reality, mankind has lived through a period of “time” and “times” (2,000 and 4,000 years) in God’s complete plan for 7,000 years. It is during the final “half-a-time” (1,000 years) that God will fully reveal His ways, truth, and power to all who will receive it. Through Christ (the Messiah), God will govern this world. We are entering the final transition from mankind’s self-rule to that of God’s rule.

The ways of mankind have been consistent for 6,000 years. Throughout this period, God’s ways have continually been resisted, misrepresented, mocked, slandered, and disobeyed. Mankind is filled with pride and finds it easy to either slant and twist God’s truth to fit his own ways (as in Judaism, Islam, and traditional Christianity) or to create his own religion (or none at all) that fully rejects any connection to the God of Abraham.

Except for the few through time whom God has chosen to work with and reveal Himself, the rest of mankind has fully rejected God. They will not listen and take seriously what God says. God has repeatedly declared how He has sent His prophets and servants into the world, but that none will listen.

The period of a “time” and “times” (ending on January 7th) that God set aside as a final witness of mankind has repeated the history of the first 6,000 years. During this time the hatred of people toward God’s servants and His Church has only magnified, and paralleling this has been a progressive increase in lethargy and complacency toward warnings that God has been giving. The world, and even the Church that was scattered after the apostasy, is more determined than ever to preserve its own way. The warnings of God that we are closing in on the final stages of the end-time are ignored, ridiculed, and treated with disdain.

Yes, God’s witness is so true and thankfully it is finally time to usher in the return of Jesus Christ to take control of the world and the Church that was scattered as King of kings and Lord of lords. It is time for Babylon to begin to crumble until it has been fully destroyed. In addition, the king of Babylon is coming to his end as his kingdom begins to crumble beneath him.

There is no more time for warnings, but for that which has already been written. There is no more time for mercy to be extended, as time has run out.

Seventy Weeks Prophecy
The sermon given to God’s Church on January 7, 2012, that is entitled, “The Final Time,” reveals how God is precise in His timing for fulfilling prophetic events. The Almighty God who set the universe in motion with such precision and skillful work long ago spoke of this time now: “For I am the Eternal who speaks and the words that I speak shall come to pass. It will be no more prolonged, for in your days, Oh rebellious house, I will say the word and will perform it” (Ez. 12:25). God has spoken and now is the time that He will perform what He has said.

The seventy weeks prophecy about the Messiah (in the Book of Daniel) has been correctly understood by some as being very specific timing about the first coming of Christ. But what none have known is that this prophecy is also dual. It is about an exact number of days that will be fulfilled from the moment that the First Seal of Revelation was opened until the day that Jesus Christ returns (fully explained in the January 7 sermon). After 6,000 years of prideful human suffering, thank God that we are rapidly nearing that second coming!