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Why Jesus Can’t Come Back in 2018—or Even Before 2030! (At Least)

Does Bible prophecy tell us what will happen in 2018? Can Jesus come back finally this year? Or does a prophetic event have to happen first before end time prophecies can occur? Learn the comforting answer of plain Scripture from someone who has correctly helped others know what not to expect now eleven years straight. Plus what tells us we are safe until at least 2026 from the "beginning of sorrows" that Jesus said lead up to his return...

What's Prophesied For 2018?

It happens every January: a spike in visitors to my website. With New Year's Day fresh in mind, people think about the new year. Many of them "go to and fro" (= searching) on the Internet (Dan 12:4) for predictions, sometimes landing them on one of my articles. With all the prophecy in the Bible, Christians wonder if some of them are about to be fulfilled.

And what is the biggest prophecy Christians wonder about? In the years since the Great Recession, economic disaster theories have been in vogue, such as with The Harbinger and The Shemitah. With the flop of such invented prophecy theories, the top prophecy focus returns to the mainstays: the Second Coming of Christ and the Rapture.

A large percentage of Christians continue to believe every year that "this could be the year that Christ returns..." or "...that the Rapture happens." That's not just my opinion as someone who has run a prophecy website since 1999. An Ipsos poll asking how likely certain events were to happen in the coming year confirmed this. According to the poll, here's what percentage of different subgroups of Christians thought it was at least "somewhat likely that Jesus Christ would return to earth in the next year."

  • 46% of white evangelical Christians
  • 34% of Protestants
  • 17% of Catholics
  • 10% of the non-religious

(Note: The phrase "return to earth" used by the pollsters is an unfortunately vague term. It best fits the Second Coming, yet to those surveyed it could have been understood as the Rapture. Nevertheless, as the article will show below, it does not matter which one is referred to.)

What Surprised Me About the Poll Results

When I heard the results of that poll in December 2006, it surprised me. I was not expecting so many Christians would think it was still possible for Jesus to come in the next twelve months. This reaction was due to two reasons:

  1. There have been so many years of failed expectations for Christ's coming. Pretty much every year since Christ left, people have been hoping or predicting he would return. Why would anyone expect it imminently anymore?
  2. Back in 2006 I assumed more Christians were aware of some basics of prophecy. For example, Paul wrote that Jesus cannot return to gather us to him until the "man of sin" (Antichrist) takes over "first" (2Th 2:2-4). Certainly, I thought, most Christians know that this "Great Tribulation" of the Antichrist they heard of must arrive before the Second Coming? Not so...

To be sure, the poll helped me to understand better how unfamiliar Christians are of the history of rapture predictions and NT prophecy about Christ's return. As a person who has studied prophecy and served others who were also interested or studying, I had things to learn about the greater Christian audience, those who never even heard a teaching on prophecy. Likewise, while I hear about every popular prophecy prediction each year, most Christians hear nothing of them except when they go up on billboards across America like Harold Camping did in 2011.

My Response to the Poll?

After better understanding this Christian blind spot on end time prophecy, I of course wrote an article to help. It was the first version of this article called "Why Jesus Can't Come Back in 2007." I figured a title like that ought to get people to stop and pay attention.

In it, I explained why it was impossible for Jesus to come back in 2007 based on what Bible prophecy literally says. I covered the many missing prophetic events that have to come before not just the Second Coming, but also the Rapture (see below for the list).

Most readers thanked me for shedding needed light on this confusing subject, but some were miffed. For example:

  • "Aren't you claiming to know the day or hour that Jesus said we can't?"
  • "How dare you claim to know such a thing, as if you're God?"
  • "You're a terrible person for saying this and dashing people's hopes." (People hate buzzkills!)

I learned from all that, too. Not everyone wants the truth. Some want to be left in their comforting belief. If you burst their bubble, they may become very "unchristian-like" on you, just as Jesus warned about truth telling (Mt 7:6).

If that does not describe you because you want to know what most Christians are misunderstanding about end time prophecy, then read on...

My 11-Year Track Record of Proclaiming The Legal Requirements to the Second Coming.

Nothing prophetic happened in 2007 just as my article showed from Scripture. Of course, it was not much of a risk to state that Jesus would not come to earth that year. The numerous prerequisite events (listed below) could not have possibly been completed in such a short time. It was as safe as stating that the moon will not descend to earth. Just as it would take some major new force or event for the moon to descend, likewise Jesus is not descending here until certain unprecedented events happen. The requirements for both events were and are simply not present.

As history consistently shows, the truly risky proposition is stating when Jesus will come back or the year of the fulfillment of any other Biblical prophecy, for that matter.

So after that year passed, I updated this article and went on record again for the next year, 2008. I knew that Christians would again expect or predict the Second Coming for that year. I also knew that just as with 2007, the requirements were not present and it would not and did not happen.

Every year since then I have updated this article to let people know that the requirements for Jesus to come back that year are simply not present:

  1. 2007...
  2. 2008...
  3. 2009...
  4. 2010...
  5. 2011...
  6. 2012...
  7. 2013...
  8. 2014...
  9. 2015...
  10. 20 16...
  11. 2017...
  12. 2018?

That's eleven years so far of going out on record that Jesus will not come back in the next year.

Why point this out? Am I just "tooting my own horn?"

No. I point to my track record because it is not at all typical of prophecy researchers.

Article continues below...

The End In 2026? It's Now Possible

Since learning in 2001 that Yeshua must return in a Sabbath year, I've had to rule out three Sabbath year cycle windows for the final 7 years (2003-2009, 2010-2016, 2017-2023). With the next window (2024-2030) less than 7 years away, I'm ready to share why I believe, based on the real end time sign of Mt 24:14, that this can be the one. If it is, the "birth pains" (WW3 + Wormwood, Lk 21:10-11) would hit near its middle in 2026 with Yeshua returning in 2030. Find out what's changed to convince me about 2026 and what you can do about it...

The vast majority of prophecy experts either A) make predictions that always fail whether they are specific or vague ("something big will happen") or B) claim we don't have enough information to know if Jesus is coming in the next year or not. These views keep the church in alternatively fear and anxiety or confusion and ignorance.

In contrast, I have consistently gone on record that popular predictions won't happen and I have shown how we can at least rule out Jesus coming in certain years especially in the short term. For people trying to decide who is worth listening to on prophecy, a distinction like this is very helpful.

The Secret to My Track Record Helps You, Too

What's my secret? And how can it help you avoid being confused or troubled by the false predictions made every year about the Second Coming and other prophecies?

My secret is recognizing the many major events listed in prophecy that must come before Jesus "returns to earth." If you recognize these events in your own Bible, too, you'll be far ahead of most prophecy researchers. More importantly, you won't fall for their predictions anymore.

Why are these prerequisite events not common knowledge? Because most believe in the "pretrib rapture" doctrine and the related doctrine of "imminency." This imminency teaching states that the "pretrib rapture" can come at any moment without any prerequisite event. Just as the pretrib rapture is false and unscriptural, so is the imminency teaching used to justify it.

It's false because there is no plain verse saying that "Jesus can come back at any moment" or "without any prerequisite." Instead, this theory relies on verses saying other things that perhaps could be "because the Second Coming is imminent." For example, Jesus saying "always be ready" (Lk 12:40). Did he say that because he can come any second (again, not stated elsewhere in the Bible)...or because when you backslide you can become deceived with the "strong delusion" (2Th 2:11) and miss or misunderstand the signs of Jesus' coming (1Th 5:4-5) like the wicked Jews did before (clearly taught throughout Jesus' parables)?

If "imminency" is not biblical, then how can it be so popular? Two reasons. Christians usually don't know their Bibles well enough to discern whether a doctrine they hear from other Christians is really taught by the Bible or not. Further, this doctrine is telling them exactly what they want to hear, so they are not looking to disprove it. As alluded to earlier, Christians naturally hope that Jesus will come back soon for many reasons. At the very least they are fed up with this evil world and look forward to him cleaning it up. A teaching that he can come at any moment or any year sounds wonderful.

Yet here we are nearly 2000 years after Jesus left without his return. Isn't it time to move on from the dubious doctrine of imminency (along with the pretrib rapture)?

If Jesus' coming was really "imminent" for every single one of the over 1,987 years since he left in 30 AD, why has he not shown up?

The Bible Reveals a Full Roadmap of Future Events

The answer to why Jesus has not come back yet is not at all commonly understood.

Simply put, contrary to what most Christians believe and are taught, Jesus said that there are indeed prerequisites to his return and the start of his reign in the Millennium. Until these preliminary events happen, he said that the "end is not yet/by and by" (Mt 24:6; Lk 21:9) and he will not be appearing. He cannot come until the end does and the end is not here yet.

Where do I get all this? Straight from the Bible as read plainly and literally (John 10:35). It is hard to read it that way until you put any preconceptions (and emotionally-charged hopes) aside. Once you do, this literal approach unlocks a sequence of future events described in the key prophecies of Revelation, Daniel and Jesus (in Mt 24). Put together properly, these prophecies draw a roadmap revealing what we are to expect to happen as God's servants (Rev 1:1).

Unfortunately, it is not easy to do this. Many Bible prophecies are labeled difficult "mysteries" (Rev 10:7; 17:5, 7) or call for "understanding" and "wisdom" (Dan 12:10; Mt 24:15; Rev 13:18). As such, it is like putting together a large jigsaw puzzle—a puzzle where you have to scavenge for and identify the pieces first, if you will. The pieces to this puzzle are not all conveniently in one place and in order, but are scattered throughout several books of both the Old and New Testament somewhat haphazardly.

Similar to working with a real jigsaw puzzle, if you have one piece out of place, it can stop you from completing the puzzle and seeing the picture that it was intended to reveal. The more sure you are about that out-of-place piece being correctly placed, the more blocked you will be. For example, having the Rapture in the wrong place (before the Great Tribulation) in the sequence of events will do this.

If you get past those obstacles to assembling the end time prophecy puzzle pieces, the picture emerges that there is much more than just the Great Tribulation, Rapture and Second Coming ahead that makes up the eschatology of most Christians. There are more events ahead than Christians have imagined. Importantly, most of these unknown prophetic events precede the Second Coming. That means the Second Coming or the Rapture are not "next" or "imminent."

In other words, if Jesus' return to earth is "Event C," then that cannot come until "Event B" has already happened. Likewise, "Event B" will not be seen unless "Event A" has already been fulfilled. It's really that simple.

Event A → Event B → Event C / Jesus

Prerequisite Prophecy Event 1 → PPE 2 → ... → Second Coming

Potential vs. Impossible Years of Jesus' Return

Now, if hypothetical Event A has not happened, this means that the end has not even begun.

But does that mean we cannot have any clue at all as to when the end is or when the end is not? Thankfully, no.

Although the exact timing of Jesus' Second Coming has been unknown to the general public just as Jesus said in Matthew 24:36  "no man knows the day or hour" (read: exact time), that does not mean that the general public will never know the exact time even after nearly two millennia have passed. Nor does it preclude a few with the wisdom of God from knowing the timing before the general public does! Jesus never said "no man WILL EVER know."

Even before then, you can be sure that the end is "not yet" (Mt 24:6; Mk 13:7) without knowing absolutely when it will be yet. We can do this by working from the relatively few potential years of his return to rule out the many years when he cannot come. The potential years come from the many timing clues given in the end time prophecies.

For example, as long as the end times and Revelation roadmap have not begun, this fact itself continually rules out the next several years from Jesus' appearing. This is because the missing prerequisite events take substantial time to play out, several years in fact.

This describes exactly the situation we have been in ever since the New Testament was written, in a holding pattern waiting for the first end time event. Unmistakably, the end is "not yet." (Note that other, non-final-seven-years prophecies have been fulfilled like the resurgence of Israel in 1948 per Isaiah 11:10-12.)

If the Body of Christ had understood Jesus' words on the preconditions of his coming, they would not be pronouncing or expecting the Rapture or imminent return of Jesus every year. Because few believers have understood these overlooked prerequisites, each generation has naturally maintained hope that perhaps they were already in the end times and that Jesus could come back at any moment. Yet this has been proven to be false hope.

Then what typically happens is that we justify this belief through other misread prophecies. For example, some might see a world figure who seems to fit the Antichrist (like Emperor Nero) or a technological development that seems to fulfill the mark of the beast (like bar codes or bio-chips) and conclude that it is a sign that the time must be near or in their lifetime. That kind of reasoning has been used innumerable times and always resulted in disappointment.

It is important to put aside these pseudo-signs and look only to the real milestones listed in the Bible if you want to correctly know when there really is something prophetic coming to worry about.

Given the fact that none of the prerequisite end time events have transpired, it is safe to say that it is impossible for Jesus to come in 2018—or even the rest of this decade!

List of Prerequisites to Jesus' Return

So, what are these prerequisite events? Here are several examples from my book starting with the first event to come:

  1. Psalm 83/Isaiah 17 War - Damascus Destroyed — Rather than the Rapture, the next event in prophecy is a swift war in the Middle East between Israel and many of her Arab/Islamic neighbors. You do not need a Bible to tell you this as many secular sources expect one, due to the tensions between Israel and the Arabs and Iran (not Arab, but Persian). The concern over Iran's nuclear program has only added to this. The outcome of this war will be the destruction of Damascus (Isa 17:1) and several other major Arab cities and regions, along with much devastation in Israel. Obviously, the attack has still not happened because Damascus remains a city to this day.
  2. The Sixth Seal/Wormwood — If you read Revelation 6:12-17 carefully you will see that it depicts the entire population panicking and running for cover in response to signs in the heavens and a tremendous global earthquake on earth moving every mountain and island out of place. It is obvious that nothing like this has happened since the first century when it was written and when knowledge of the Lamb of God (named by those panicking: Rev 6:16) has arrived. By the way, this event is the very "sign of the end" that Jesus told his followers to watch for (Mt 24:7-8=Lk 21:10-11=Joel 2:30-32=Rev 6:12-17). God's end time escape instructions shared by Jesus, Joel and Revelation would then play out for the faithful.
  3. Third TempleSeveral passages describe a Third Temple on the Temple Mount with sacrifices going during the Great Tribulation (Rev 11:1-2; Mt 24:15; 2The 2:3-4). The Antichrist is even described as sitting in this end time temple as part of his declaration of himself as God (2Th 2:4). Obviously, there is as yet still no temple or even a construction project under way for one, nor sacrifices yet. Speaking of the construction, some say that everything is already being prepared for this temple and it can go up fast, in less than a year. Even if that's true, under the current political situation they still could not break ground on the Temple Mount without the Arabs approval or a strong belligerent response of opposition. The Arab control and power needs to be broken first, and that is not going to happen without a war, probably the future Psalm 83 war as above.
  4. Abomination of Desolation — The Great Tribulation starts 30 days (as in the 1290 - 1260 days) after the Abomination of Desolation is stood up on the Temple Mount (Mk 13:14). The abomination refers to the Image of the Beast statue being erected for worship (Rev 13:14). At the same time the Third Temple sacrifices are halted by the Antichrist. This is another unfulfilled prophecy as only the Antichrist can accomplish this and he is not here yet.
  5. Great Tribulation — This is the most obvious and well-known preliminary end time event. According to Daniel 9:27 = Matthew 24:21, Jesus must return after a period of "Great Tribulation." During this Great Tribulation, the Antichrist will rule over the world for 42 months (Rev 13). He will force all the unsaved (Rev 13:8) to take a mark in their right hand or forehead during that time. Plainly, we are not in the Great Tribulation and no mark of the beast has been issued yet.
  6. The Rapture — Finally, the Rapture comes after the Great Tribulation, or post-trib. Yet not to save anyone from any threat on earth as Christians suppose. The Rapture arrives right on time for the faithful to be "rewarded" (Rev 11:18) with glorified eternal bodies (1Co 15:52) so they can then rule for the entire 1000 year Millennium along with those in the first resurrection (Rev 20:4-5). (But you have to qualify for the Rapture by listening to what Jesus said to do.)
  7. The Wrath of God/7 BowlsThe seven bowls of God's wrath immediately fall when the faithful leave temporarily to heaven (Rev 15:5-8) (for the marriage supper of the lamb), just as Jesus described in saying it would be just like as in the days of Noah and Lot when one are taken (the righteous) and one are left (the wicked).
  8. The Second ComingFinally, Jesus "returns to earth" on Yom Kippur/The Day of the LORD to fight the Battle of Armageddon (Rev 19:11-21). He brings back with him the raptured and resurrected saints from the marriage supper of the lamb (Rev 19:9) in Heaven (Rev 15:5-8). Then they reign for the Millennium.

These are only some of the events from the full end time roadmap as covered in my comprehensive book:

However, the above list does include the "Event A" from my earlier explanation: the Psalm 83 War. Until we see that event, the end time roadmap/final seven years has not begun. This means we could still have years or even a decade (or two?) before the end times events start and finish with Jesus' return. For sure, as long as it is unfulfilled, we have a good minimum of seven years before Jesus can come back, which is the length of the 70th Week of Daniel time frame in which all but one of the events above must take place.

The Prophetic "Sabbath Years" Narrow It Down Even Further

Usually, you can rule out Jesus' coming even more than seven years in advance.

How? Through the special insight that Jesus can only return in one out of every seven years: a Sabbath year. The Sabbath year commanded to ancient Israel not only gave them a blessing of a year of rest from planting their fields with the associated promise of bounty in the sixth year before that. It also was prophetic like all the Torah (Mt 5:17-18). That means it had a end time meaning and fulfillment.

The fulfillment of the Sabbath year is that it pictures the Millennium peace and rest, the 1000 period that begins with Jesus' return. Just as the ancient Israelites rested their fields and experienced God's blessing, provision and peace in that year, so will we in the Millennium.

Putting this together, it means that the final seven years or 70th week of Daniel (Dn 9:27) is aligned on a Sabbath year cycle or a "week of years" (Dan 9:26). This cycle consists of six regular years followed by a special Sabbath year. Jesus returns in that final Sabbath year of the 70th Week, whenever it is. It's impossible for him to return in one of the six non-Sabbath years. This rules out six out of seven years on the calendar, right off the bat.

For example, here in 2018, we are just into a new Sabbath year cycle (2017-2023). Because of the missing events listed above, it's impossible for this cycle to be the one Jesus returns in. That rules out the entire period from 2017-2023 and makes the next period the first possible after that (2024-2030). This means Jesus cannot return from 2018-2029. 2030 is the next possible Sabbath year.

For more on why the 70 Weeks are aligned on Sabbath year cycles, see my free study on that.

2026 - Why I'm Convinced It's the Year the End Starts

If 2030 is the year Jesus returns, then the 70th week spans 2024-2030, ending 6 months before the Sabbath year completes in spring, 2031 because "he cuts short the time" (Mt 24:22). But that does not mean the bad stuff or "beginning of sorrows" starts in 2024. It actually would begin in 2026.

2026 is not too far off which is why I'm sad to report that the closer we get to it, the more confirmation keeps falling into my lap about it, despite me not wanting it to be true.

For example, I already have had several dreams and developments in my own life that led me to share publicly why I am convinced the end begins in 2026.

Then in 2017, when Trump announced the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy Jerusalem, God gave me  a dream. I never asked for confirmation about 2026 for obvious reasons, but it came anyway in remarkable fashion: a dream in three separate, interrupted sleep segments. That morning I released my article on how God had confirmed through the dream that Trump's provocative announcement was prophetic and leading to the nuclear Middle East war.

Many others have written me since then to say they also heard from God that Trump's announcement was a move towards end time prophecy.

To sum up, while I'm happy to say that the end can't come this year, this decade or even seven years from now, sadly developments keep convincing me that 2026 can be it :-(.

Common Objections To Hearing Jesus Can't Come Back

To state that Jesus is not coming this year (even without ruling out the rest of the decade, too) may sound wrong or crazy to many. Most don't realize Jesus himself said "the end is not yet" and gave the conditions for discerning that ourselves (Mt 24:6; Lk 21:9). Here's a few of the common objections:

Objection #1: "The world is too evil to last much longer..."

People often point to the multiplying and worsening problems in the world as proof that "the end is nigh"...(for sure this time!). However, social or economic problems are not on the end time roadmap. At best they are just reasonable-sounding speculations. And if you study history, every generation has been able to point to something getting worse as proof that they were the "last generation." Relative and subjective arguments like that don't compare to the absolute specific description Jesus gave of the end time sign.

Objection #2: "Jesus comes as a thief in the night, by surprise, so you won't have any clue as to years..."

There are verses implying that Jesus will come suddenly and unexpectedly like a "thief in the night" (1Th 5:2; 2Pe 3:10)? However, if you check out the passages in context you will find that this thief-like surprise applies to the world and not to the "sons of light and sons of the day" (1Th 5:4). God's children have revelation about the circumstances of the coming of Jesus, a few of which this article has shared. If Christians keep them in mind, they will not find Jesus' coming surprises them like the world (1Th 5:4).

Objection #3: "You're claiming to know the day or hour!"

Some might argue that my proclamation about 2018 contradicts "no man knows the day or the hour" (Mt 24:36). This seems valid at first until you understand what was covered already above about Jesus' statement not meaning we were forever prohibited from knowing. The public will know when the end is close. Also, a prohibition on knowing when something will happen does not mean you don't have enough clues to know certain times when it cannot possibly happen.

For example, if a friend tells you he will drop by on one of his days off to catch up, but he does not tell you which one. You don't know the "day or hour" (which means "time") of his coming. Yet say you know his day off from work is Saturday. Would you sit there on Sunday or Monday hoping or believing he might just come "today?" Or would you know he can't be coming that day for a major visit like he promised?

It is the same with Jesus' Second Coming. Although the absolute timing of his coming is not publicly known we still know many years when he cannot come according to his own words. Jesus' coming has conditions and circumstances to it that mean he cannot come just any random time even if we don't know the one and only time he will.

Objection #4: "Telling Christians this will hurt them!"

Others complain that to say "Jesus is not coming this year" translates to saying people don't have to be alert, pray and stay close to God (Lk 21:36). However, knowing Jesus cannot come back soon does not change anything about needing to "always be ready" and not backslide into sin.

We all are still mortal. We can lose our life tomorrow through "time and chance" that the Bible says happens to us all (Ecc 9:11-12). Because we can "meet our maker" at any moment, we "always need to be ready" as Jesus taught (Mt 24:44; Lk 12:40).

Ultimately, let's not forget that Jesus himself is the origin of this message that "the end is not yet"; or "the end is not by and by" (Mk 13:7; Lk 21:9) until certain (unmistakable) global conditions appear. Jesus did not teach "imminency" or to expect his coming any and every day. He taught instead constant vigilance to not allow yourself to backslide because you don't know when you will die or when he will come (Lk 12:45).

So, rather than this end time wisdom having disadvantages or a curse, there is a clear advantage to it compared to the popular "the end is nigh" thinking which focuses people on something that is not going to happen yet. The continual predictions about the end coming around every corner every year keeps many people in fear. That needless anxiety (Php 4:6; Mt 6:25) can lead people to live under costly short-term thinking and make very poor decisions for themselves and their family. I've seen many sad cases of this (including my own experience for a time when I still had not discovered what this article shares). It truly is better to know the truth and act off of that—prayerfully and righteously—rather than off a misunderstanding which opens you up to constant false alarms or paranoia or influences you to make bad choices or live in dread.


The popular hope and expectation that Jesus is coming "this year" persists among Christians despite a "no show" every year so far. Not surprisingly, it turns out that this belief is based more on fantasy than fact. The doctrine that "the pretrib rapture is the next event in prophecy" is mainly to blame for sustaining this fantasy and obscuring the facts. That the Second Coming can happen imminently or without lead-up events breaks Scripture (John 10:35) and is to be rejected by Bereans who test religious doctrine against God's revelation (Acts 17:11).

Scripture teaches that there are prerequisites or events that must come first. If we put aside popular Christian speculation and prophecy invention and consult the Bible's prophetic roadmap directly, we can find assurance that Jesus won't be returning in 2017 2018. Even better he won't return for several years after that for sure because of Sabbath year cycles

...nor can the dreadful Great Tribulation come that soon either. There is simply not enough time in a year for all the events to happen.

I agree that it is disappointing to hear that Jesus is not coming in 2018 or any time soon after that. The good part of this is that by the same principle, many bad things like Wormwood and the Great Tribulation are also certain to not come next year either! It means you can stop worrying about the end coming suddenly and unexpectedly as long as the situation of the past 2000 years of no prerequisite events continues.

If you are interested in learning all the things you do not have to worry about in 2018 without it taking years of personal study and/or in supporting this ministry and "help get the word out," check out the book Know the Future offered on this site. Orders directly support my writing of free articles.

If you want to understand why I finally wrote an article to answer the question that people always email me on "When do you think the end is?," see my in-depth study on 2026 in prophecy.

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Tim McHyde - December 25, 2016

John, I read it in Geneva Bible and don’t see what you mean.

    Milton Goh - January 1, 2017

    Hi Tim, I believe what John is referring to in the verses that he pointed out is that “the departing” refers to the pre-trib saints being taken up to be with Jesus in the Rapture.

    When we are all taken up, He that restrains (referring to the Holy Spirit) will no longer be on earth (as the Holy Spirit indwells all believers) and the Antichrist will no longer be restricted from appearing in his full power.

    John is saying that these verses are a strong proof of a pre-trip Rapture.

      Tim McHyde - January 1, 2017

      Milton, I see, thanks. “Departing” is a poor translation and the pretrib rapture a false doctrine or why would you have to hold on to a 500 year old outdated translation to support it?

    John Lemons - February 2, 2017

    Sorry! I am sorry, I meant to say 1Thess. 4….

    Please excuse me, I am a 57 year-old, 33-year Head-Injury Survivor. I thank God that he helped me survive an awful accident.

    Blessings to all,


    John - February 6, 2018

    Departure is not a poor translation, and many prophesy people agree, it could be , spiritual departure or physical departure. Dr Andy woods does a good word study on it if u care to check. “ pretext, pretext , pretext! Concerning our being gathered to him , is pretext ! Also rev 3:10 says we will be “taken out “ of the tribulation.

    Susan - September 19, 2018

    Sorry to tell you Tim but you are so wrong to think that the lords aint coming back till the year 2026 Nobody Knows the hour or the day but he is coming a heck of a lot sooner than that and I know for a fact without a doubt but I cannot tell you how I know… I’m sorry Tim but I just totally disagree with you

      Tim McHyde - September 20, 2018

      Susan, sorry, it’s worse than that: I’m saying he cannot come before 2030. (2026 is not a sabbath year). You can disagree with me (get in line), but everyone who has said “he’s coming soon” have been wrong…every…single…time. I’ve been on record saying “he’s not coming this year or soon” since 2007 and have been right every time. I like my odds.

        Gerrin - September 22, 2018

        i hope you are right Tim. i hope we have at least 12 more years to live on earth. i haven’t lived a full live yet. my dad said the other day that he hopes he has at least 20 more years of preaching left

          Tim McHyde - September 23, 2018

          Gerrin, no need for hope. Logically you can look at the track record of people saying “it’s this year/very soon” vs. my track record of saying it’s not time yet because biblical legal prerequisites are missing that most prognosticators don’t know about. I would bet on it not coming before 2030.

richard - December 31, 2016

I agree with Tim. I consistently am convicted that Tim is on the right track. I’ve been following prophecy since the Hal Lindsay days in the 70s and am just horrified to see that the Prophecy Business Machine continues to roll on.
Tim’s summation of points as to what needs to occur, literally in our realm, is something I draw lots of comfort from. The number of people who get fleeced by these unending cons and conspiracies- masked as “prophecy” -seems to know no end. Truly sad.

    Jimmy Londo - May 25, 2017

    I’m not a Christian anymore but when I was this was the conclusion I came to. I was part of several churches that were pre-trib rapture and seems likr that doctrine is becoming very popular. I think now people are saying Trump is the Anti-christ just as Obama was before him and Bush before that. But after much studying and prayer I found the pre-rapture to be false. I guess too much studying led to my downfall. Too many contradictions in the Bible for such a Holy book and a God without error. But also I found if you study Islam you will also understand prophecy even more clearer. In islam after the 12th Imam arrives which is believed to be the savior of the world according to muslims who will bring peace to the world. There will also be a prophet and if you compare that to Revelations you will notice much similarity. For muslims it will be their Prophey and Savior and he will mark everyone who accepts allah. To Christians it will be a false prophet and the beast. Like I said I left Christianity a while ago. But if it is True then may God be merciful on me giving me even more time to realize and accept the truth. But now i just believe in Buddhism and never been more content and happy. But i still enjoy learning so if the prophecy does prove true i would know.

      Heidi K. - September 8, 2017

      Jimmy Londo:
      You have never been a born again Christian in the first place. Please realize that we are living in the last days and accept JESUS CHRIST as your personal Lord and Savior who paid on the cross for our sins and came back to life on the 3rd day!!! We have to come to the cross as broken sinners. There’s no forgiveness without JESUS! If you die in your sins you will go to hell. Please accept JESUS CHRIST now!!!

        Zachary Miller - September 8, 2017

        You may want to take a look at Tim’s article on the “three resurrections.” You won’t go to hell for not being saved today—You’ll simply miss the first resurrection.

        name it - February 20, 2018

        Hell does not exist in the dead sea scrolls. The word hell placed in some translations instead of 4 other different words. Other word’s meaning have been manipulated too. Little few translations are correct

      PLC - January 5, 2018

      SMH – you are not Christian any more because the Bible is full errors. Yet you believe in the koran – which is full of errors. “REALLY”

        Joe - September 26, 2018

        Couldn’t agree more with you PLC, but we need to pray for him and people like him so he may be a brother in christ and cast off his confusion and doubt because every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that jesus is God’s only begotten sinless son and are savior amen.

Soni - December 31, 2016

John doesnt know what he is talking about. Keep up the good work Tim… God bless you!!!

Terry Buddrow - December 31, 2016

Can’t refute you, you give enough scripture to back up what you say. Guess it’s like you say, those who don’t want to know the truth will see what they want to see, hear what they want to hear.
Keep up the good work, love your site and insight.

Tim McHyde - December 31, 2016

Greg, it’s never a surprise when a pretrib advocate perceives my certainty about the rapture not being “imminent” as premature “cocky assurance.” It’s like we’re both watching a card game that you know most of the rules to but not all like I do leading me to predict the seemingly unlikeliest player to win. You look at the same hands and tell me I’m wrong because you are unaware of an obscure rule that factors in.

Likewise, there are little known rules to the rapture and Jesus’ return in Scripture that I’m factoring in when I say there is no rapture soon.

The Third Temple can’t come soon either because of a key factor that predictors of its rebuilding have been missing for decades. It’s not a matter of how fast you can build it but having permission to build it from an enemy power that must end (think Damascus). But tied to this the Damascus prophecy also has a factor mostly overlooked. It is either a city still (4000+ years and counting) or it has “ceased from being a city.” A capital city with that long history does not stop gradually a “half done” at a time. It requires a sudden catastrophe that precludes ever rebuilding the capital.

John Mahar - December 31, 2016

Keep sharing the truth,Love your dedication.

Becky Christiansen - January 1, 2017

When I watch the chemtrailed skies and how all those chemicals and aluminum (they’re) spraying in our skies, I think (they) are hiding celestial things from us, and that soon, maybe, (they) won’t be able to hide anything and it’ll then become a sudden event for most everyone. Do you think that (they) could be hiding signs in the heavens from us? I just don’t understand why all the chemical spraying in our skies all over the world, so I’m guessing it’s to hide something from us.

    Tim McHyde - January 1, 2017

    Becky Christiansen, The “signs in the heavens” of Gen 1:14 refer in context to God creating the lights to give us signs for time-keeping: days, seasons, years. God’s not sending us ambiguous smoke signals about the end times. He will send a prophet: http://escapeallthesethings.com/true-false-prophet as Malachi said.

rich hava - January 1, 2017


i have come far enough along to weed out most……………i have time to look at you now…….but first explain to me your mark of the beast stance……you dont have to be right on all of it…….so if we end up on oppsite sides…..it ok

raddo - January 1, 2017

hi,pls tell me your take on prophet Dr.owour from kenya who claims that he is the end time Elijah.just google his name.

John Lin - January 3, 2017

I don’t understand why you always predict Jesus is not returning in a current year. I really want to know why because I understand that there will be a seven year period of tribulation before Jesus returns. Is this true? If so, why do you keep on predicting the way you do? Instead, can you predict if the 7-year tribulation will start this year. This would be useful to me and other people who would like to prepare before the tribulation starts. Thanks.

    Tim McHyde - January 3, 2017

    John Lin, I don’t predict anything. This is a debunking of a prediction that Christians searching the internet mostly believe about Jesus each year. I use this article to get their attention that they are missing something huge. If you want to know beyond that what years are possible for the 70th week to start, see my book Know the Future.

Hendrik Coetzee - January 3, 2017

Tim, Maybe the timing of His coming is more difficult than most think. His coming to Jerusalem will be observed and announced and
most possible from a place on earth. His coming with no observation
when He come to start His mustard seed Kingdom will be unobserved and not announced and could be quite a number of years before the coming to Jerusalem. The coming without observation is a grey area where timing is concerned. Thanks.

    Tim McHyde - January 3, 2017

    Hendrik, I wholeheartedly agree with you most don’t understand the timing of Jesus’ return. But there’s only 10 days between the rapture and the takeover of the world’s kingdoms after the 10 day wrath of God finishes: Read this for more.

Richard Nevin - January 5, 2017

Tim, I agree with all you have written wholeheartedly. Just an interesting observation for you. When you read through the Bible, you can see God working in certain patterns. Take the story of Joseph. Through a dream God showed Pharaoh that there would be be 7 years of harvest, followed by by 7 years of famine. Now we know there will be a final 7 year period before Jesus returns, so could it be that there will be a 7 year period of harvesting souls, the likes of which the world has never seen before, followed by a 7 year period of great distress, the likes of which the world has never seen before, when evangelism will be incredibly difficult? If so, then potentially, and I mean potentially here, 2017 -2023 could be the most explosive time for evangelism the world has ever seen, and 2024 – 2030, could be the tribulation. And wouldn’t it be fitting if Jesus did return in 2030, as this would be more or less exactly 2000 years after leaving this earth? If so, we’ve only got 14 years left on this planet.

    Tim McHyde - January 5, 2017

    Richard, Yes, there are lots of sevens in the Bible. 2030 is looking very possible. Time will tell.
    But we will still be on the planet when Yeshua comes. Just in glorified bodies of spirit =).

      Richard Nevin - January 6, 2017

      Tim, yes, of course you’re right, we’ll only temporarily leave this planet for the marriage feast of the Lamb, and then return in glorified bodies. And yes, we’re agreed that 2030 is looking very possible. To be honest, based on the 7 millennia of human history concept, it would be very surprising if God planned it on any other year. For example, if Yeshua returned on 2037, then that would be 2007 years since He left earth and if He returned on 2044, that would be 2014 years since He left earth, and so on and so on. What I mean is, God seems to work in rounded numbers, for example, there is coming the 1000 year reign of Christ, not the 1007 year reign of Christ. Surely this points conclusively in the direction of 2030? One other thing. Can you clarify whether it will be all believers of all times who will reign with Christ during the 1000 years, or just those who still on earth when Yeshua returns, plus those martyred during the tribulation period?

Gary Bristow - January 11, 2017

Hello Tim,

If the rapture happens after the great tribulation what happens to the church?
We will not take the mark of the beast so we can’t eat, pay bills, no home. Then we will have to live in the streets and all die before a rapture.

    Tim McHyde - January 11, 2017

    G-Man the same thing happens to the church in the Tribulation (wrath of Satan) before the rapture that happened to Israel in the land of Goshen during the 10 plagues (wrath of God) before they were taken out: protection is available by God anywhere anytime on earth as Shadrach Meshach and Abednego knew and proved: http://escapeallthesethings.com/faith-to-escape-tribulation

      Gary Bristow - January 11, 2017

      Thank you. I am ready to go where He wants me to go. I am not sure to have the resources to get there but I would have faith my provision would be there for me and all believers that share the same plight.

    Jon - April 1, 2017

    Luke 12

    “22. And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.”

      Tim McHyde - April 1, 2017

      Jon, Jesus said not to bring food or money to his disciples who he sent out (not us who were not there and are not sent out). Not exactly applicable to people today with families who have to store food and money in the house and banks to keep things going…

Bradley Smith - January 16, 2017

Hi Tim –

If the middle east war happens this spring, do you think there will be enough time for our Lord to return in 2023, or does that leave insufficient time for all of the other prerequisites?

    Tim McHyde - January 16, 2017

    Brad, Absolutely not. We’re almost already in what would be the sabbath year cycle (starting spring) and with no sign of a ME war and no sign of Elijah or a temple, it’s business as usual and nothing prophetic on the horizon. We’re good until 2026 for WWIII/Wormwood at the earliest.

John Books - January 20, 2017

The rapture isn’t an event set on a calendar. Why is everybody so concerned or wrapped up about that day?….when not one human being including Jesus himself knows the exact day of extraction.

Only the Father knows the day & exact hour…WE ARE SUPPOSE to LIVE OUR LIVES AND BE READY for that day…period! I’ve heard these claims since the 70’s. Everybody is trying to be that detective solving the mystery of a lifetime!!!

Get a life, live out your destiny, GOD has already worked out the details…WE win if your saved…filled with the holy spirit…and speak the heavenly language.

    Tim McHyde - January 21, 2017

    John, apart from a minority like you, most Christians want to know how soon their Lord will return to fix things and are interested to research the question and read articles like mine on what we DO know about timing (not the exact date when, but much detail on when it can’t come yet, such as this decade). It’s easy for people like you to forget that prophecy is part of the Bible and therefore good to study as part of a good “life.” In fact, Revelation pronounces a blessing on those who study it (Rev 1:3). (P.S. You don’t have to be filled with the HS or speak in tongues to be saved.)

    tracey ison - February 28, 2017

    are you referring to tongues? I am a babe in Christ, but I speak in tongues and I feel so inadequate!!

Felicia - January 23, 2017

I’m 23. I feel like maybe I SHOULDN’Tput money into my retirement fund and look at investment options for my “future” lol. I don’t think we will be here past my age of 35. But it’s true, no one knows for sure. Hard call to make.

    Tim McHyde - January 23, 2017

    Felicia, Ask God to lead you on your money and if you hear nothing, go with practical long range planning which history shows is best while short-range thinking (especially based on prophetic expectations) never works out.

    Saved - April 8, 2017

    No its not a tough call. No one knows the day or hour. His return could be a thousand years away. Why would you refuse to make a wise investment anticipating Christ’s return when no one knows when that will take place? As Solomon said men go to and from to understand what God is doing but no one knows even though they proclaim. And Gabriel spoke to Daniel and said many will gain knowledge. But no one can know the day or the hr. So live your life as if Christ’s return is far away. Many have done so foolishly like quitting their jobs anticipating his return. And have destroyed their families by going against simple scripture. 23 is a perfect time to invest in your future.

Mike Bias - January 24, 2017


With your post trib rapture view, how do you interpret Rev 3:10

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Would not the hour of temptation coming on all the world be the mark of the beast , that the true church would be spared from, thus before the Great Tribulation.

      Mike Bias - January 26, 2017

      All the church types still exist today, and the hour of temptation has NOT come on all the world.

      Another question I have is , how do you give America the Babylon title nuked by Russia.
      Now I guess if you suppose that were to happen then there won’t be any regime in America pushing the mark.

        Tim McHyde - January 27, 2017

        Mike, there are no “church types” in Revelation, but rather seven consecutive church periods from Jesus first coming until his second. Yes, the hour of temptation has not come yet because it does not come on Philadelphia’s watch but rather on Laodicea’s watch: our time.

        On America being nuked by Russia, Jeremiah points to Russia.

        Right America is gone before the mark comes. To verify this, just read Revelation 14’s three angel messages: 1) Repent (Elijah preaching) 2) Babylon has fallen (America falls) 3) Don’t take the mark (Beast rises).

    Catherine Hafner - January 9, 2018

    Tim, I have another Explanation for Rev. 3:10: the Bibel in Greek use for this word “temptation” the word “pirasmos” and pirasmos has to do with sin! so Got says: when the temptation with the mark of the Beast comes for all the world, I’ll protect you to take it, I will give you the strength to reject it. This is what I understand.

Mike Bias - January 28, 2017

Very informative and detailed research on America being Babylon. There are a lot of parallels and it will take me some time to look into all of this myself, thank you for the work you have done.

Now whether I am in error or not I do not see that it matters because God will provide a way. If by a pre warning to come out via a prophet (Elijah) or rapture. However, I believe the letters to the churches in Revelation are prophetic and the letter to the church of Philadelphia is directed to true believers today. Just like God saved Noah, and Lot from his wrath he will catch away his children as they are not objects of his wrath.

Interesting how the first chapters of Revelation 1-3 refer to the church, but all the latter chapters dealing with judgment do not mention the church, why because it’s not there.

    Tim McHyde - February 4, 2017

    Mike, indeed the congregations are not mentioned anymore in Revelation simply because they disappeared from history and prophecy would be inaccurate to say otherwise. You won’t find those congregations founded by the apostles for a long time now!

    However, the church body beyond those congregations continues forever and is seen throughout Revelation in many forms: the 144000, two witnesses, “the woman,” “the rest of her offspring who keep the commandments and have the faith of Jesus” and “those who were beheaded” and probably more I’m forgetting.

    Oh, the faithful church is there throughout Revelation, same as today. Just don’t expect to find the faithful ekklesia organized neatly in the congregations of Christianity you commonly find.

    We the faithful scattered remnant connect on the Web through sites like this. =)

August111871 - February 3, 2017

Hello Tim, I like what you have here and agree mostly. My question is it says that the Generation that sees Israel become a nation WILL see the coming of the Lord. I believe this is WHY most believe it is soon. What are your thoughts?

Mariann - February 7, 2017

I think the final 7 years started on 24 th November 2013.
That was when Iran confirmed the nuclear deal with the great nations of the world.

Daniel 9:27 He shall confirm a covenant with many for a seven years. But it the middle of the week he shall bring an end to the sacrifice.

Iran wanted the deal to be seven years. Probably iran would have agreed to the deal on their own terms though not openly.

Now it is nearly 3 years and 2 months since that date and Iran has started threatening Israel

Probably Israel will just bring the altar to the Temple Mount and start sacrifices because they have no objection from US

Revelation 11: 1 shows that the temple has only the altar and people worshipping.
Jews believe that it is the specified altar and specified location that matters to start the sacrifice.

So the great tribulation may start soon.

The rapture of the church will take place shortly after the abomination sits in the temple of God.

2 Thess 2: 1 -3 says

Brethren concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering to Him we ask you not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled either by spirit or by word or by letter as if the from us as though the day of Christ had come……………
That day will not come unless the man of sin is revealed.

Here we understand that the day of the Lord happens secretly that the Thessalonians feared that it had already happened even without their knowledge.
Paul does not say that the event cannot be missed. He only argues that it will happen after the abomination is revealed.

If we read Mark 13: 14 -16
We find that after the abomination sits in the temple there are two verses 15&16

Those two verses are explained as the rapture in Luke 17: 26- 36

Hence the rapture will take place after the man of sin is revealed

    Tim McHyde - February 8, 2017

    Mariann, the problem with your theory is that the 70th week/final 7 years begins in the spring like all Biblical years, not November.

    Also, if the 70th Week began in 2013, then we’re already missing a few events like Elijah, ME war, WW3, Wormwood and in fact the Abomination would be right now, this winter!

    Finally have you ever asked yourself how many would make it if events happen with as little notice, warning and preparation from God as like your theory and common theories always make it out to be “this year or next”? It takes time to spread information and marshal people and resources to get people to safety. Practically nobody would make it if we had as little notice of these things as you envision. I learned all this by going through Y2K in 1999 and actually moving on short notice to finally realize what I was missing thinking that this could be it without a warning. More at http://escapeallthesethings.com/sign-of-jesus-coming-end-age and http://escapeallthesethings.com/true-false-prophet

      Mariann - February 15, 2017

      The timetable of the last seven years are mentioned in two places in the Bible

      1. Signing of the covenant (Daniel 9:27)

      2. Rising of the Beast (Revelation 13:1-10)

      From Revelation 13 we understand that

      1. The beast arises
      2. Its mortally wounded head is healed
      3. The world marvels and follows the beast
      4. It continues for 42 months
      5. After 42 months it blasphemes the tabernacle of God
      6. Then it will trample the holy city for 42 months ( Rev 11: 2)

      All the above characteristics of the beast is found in Isis

      1. It is beast like and it started rising during the end of 2013
      2. It’s lost caliphate was re established in 2014 June
      3. It has worldwide following
      4. It has almost continued for 3 years
      5. It is threatening Israel

      So we see that the two great events mentioned in the Bible for the last seven years are

      1. Signing of covenant by Iran

      2. Rising of ISIS

      Though both are now opposing each other when Jerusalem is attacked they will join forces.
      Because Revelation says the beast will be assisted by the ten horn nation

      Iran has an alliance called ECO which is a ten member alliance of Muslim countries.

      These two major events of the last seven years began taking shape during the end of 2013.

      I think God gave signs like the four blood moons and eclipses and super moon during those periods to show that the tribulation period started. Undoubtedly the beheading of our Christian brethren in the Middle East shows that the tribulation period started. As the body of Christ if one part suffers the whole body feels the pain.

Remmie - February 20, 2017

I do not understand why we Christians, reduce ourselves to arguing about these prophecies. The Bible says even the savior doesn’t know the day, Only The Father does. HE will come when HE comes. What Does matter, is the Gospel. Share the Way, the Truth and the Life!!

    Tim McHyde - February 20, 2017

    Remmie, prophecy is part of the Bible. We learn through discussion even arguing, iron sharpening iron. Spending all your time on the gospel and neglecting the rest of the Bible sounds a little unbalanced to me, but we each must do as we feel led and not judge others, yes?

jerry mcknight - February 22, 2017

If all christians gave up looking for Ephesians 1:10-14,1 Cor.15:51-58 and 1The 4:16-18 happening at any moment,at anytime, can we stop the New World Order?

    Tim McHyde - February 22, 2017

    Jerry, you misunderstand my position if you think I’m advocating “giving up” anything. I’m simply pointing out that there are Scriptural prophetic prerequisites to the end times starting which have not even begun. Ignorance of THIS explains why rapture predictions are invented constantly yet always fail continually.

    “The NWO” is a conspiracy theory, not prophecy. Even if it was real, “we”/Christians could never stop it. =)

    Again, the Bible says something different: Wormwood comes to wreck the earth so the Antichrist can rise from the chaos. It’s not a steady erosion of rights and security but a sudden catastrophe no one is talking about or expecting.

Joseph Bergey - March 7, 2017

Would you consider the Dome of the Rock an abomination?
Daniel 11:31 (KJV)

31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

Matthew 24:15 (KJV)

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

    Tim McHyde - March 7, 2017

    Joseph, there is a theory that the Dome of the Rock is the abomination of desolation, but it really does not fit any of the main literal details. There must be a temple to abominate which there is not yet, so right out the gate, the Dome nor anything else today can be the AoD.

Greg May - March 19, 2017

When Jesus said “no one knows the day nor hour” He was NOT talking about the Rapture! He was referring to when God destroys the earth and creates a new heaven and new earth. People do not read the Scripture in its entireity (Matthew Ch 24). This September there will appear in the skies ‘a great sign’ that is described in Revelation 12. This will be the second time these constellations will align – the first time it was a sign that the Messiah was arriving. This time it will be a sign that the Messiah is returning!

Kandi - March 20, 2017

What are your views on the blood moons? Were they signs of something?

Mnu - March 20, 2017

Please take note that today, 2017/03/20 Damascus is in ruins.
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8

Flora - March 28, 2017

I got so tired of Christians bickering over all of this so I asked God myself. He soon led me to: http://www.tojesusbeallglory.com/2011/01/250-reasons-for-pre-trib-rapture-by.html

Meticulous teaching fully backed up with scripture. Debunks some common arguments. Enjoy!

    Tim McHyde - March 29, 2017

    Flora, if you liked “250 reasons the rapture is pretrib” then you’ll love the sequel: “200 reasons the earth is flat.”

      zyko - April 10, 2017

      Is that Flora’s way of saying, “here’s a link ,let me educate you, cause you clearly haven’t read much on this subject”? BTW been reading your site all day, have had some anxiety about America and absolutely being convinced it is Babylon and will definitely fall. I used to be somewhat of a rapture person when I was young due in part to the Left Behind series, but I grew out of that opinion pretty quickly and have never understood how you could come to that conclusion biblicaly, let me tell you I have no problem hopping this ship when that day comes. It’s actually a great relief hearing some of this stuff. When you think of all the financial problems, immigrating etc… it’s overwhelming to think about. I’ll keep studying for a little bit here. Bless you for putting this out there.

Ktull - April 7, 2017

What would you say now that bombing has occurred this week in April 2017 in Damascus?

Demagogic Gaming - April 8, 2017

Fall , September of this year, 2017 may prove different. Time will tell.

Deanne - April 9, 2017


As a college student prone to anxiety attacks, I’m freaking out.

You say we’re good about WWIII until 2026, but what about the rising tensions between the US and North Korea? I mean, the US just sent a navy strike group to the ‘Korean Peninsula’. Could we possibly bring heading down that path already??
I’ve already had two panic attacks this weekend over this, so any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you and have a nice day!

anna - April 15, 2017

lol I enjoyed reading your article, Tim. It’s true many try to guess the year and always get it wrong. I think you’re right people want Jesus second coming to be true because they want so badly that a loving God will renew humanity. I wait with expectant joy but I don’t need to know the year. If I’m praying and doing good, and submitting to the Divine Will, that is more important than guessing at a date. Much more important to be loving, than to be “right” about a date. When He does come, I’d like to him to know and recognize me 😉

Pamela Edwards - April 18, 2017

To Tim , why would Jesus go and prepare a place for us Mansions? when and where does that fit in ?

Connie - April 20, 2017

I’ve been worried lately about Ahmadinejad. Perhaps, it’s because I keep thinking about what other Christians had said on CBN. Branding him as the “beast” and “false prophet” if he wins.

I understand he’s a concerning person, however how concerned should I be?
If it’s okay for your opinion.

Rob - May 3, 2017

You are very knowledgeable on prophecy and I appreciate you spreading the word. The only thing I found that I disagree with is that the rapture will come after the tribulation. I believe it will come before. With that said, either way, we’re both right by saying that Jesus won’t come back in 2017. You stated you’re reason, and my reason is that the rapture will begin the tribulation, which will last 7 years, which is when Jesus will return.

    Eli - December 24, 2017

    Rob, Buddy you have got it all wrong. you are not god. and you better read the dang bible. “no one knows the day or hour that Jesus is coming” you really think you are that smart when what you said is a ton of BS.

Donovan Corzo - May 6, 2017

Tim, I started watching bible prophecy teachers on TV in the summer of 2000 when I was 12…Hal Lindsey was the first one to be specific. I was terrified with all the stuff I heard, “the end is just around the corner ” or “the last days are fast approaching” and numerous of predictions year after year or any time a natural disaster happened, “this is it!, Jesus is coming soon” Id always worry i would never make it to my 30’s and here I am 17 YEARS later at age 29. I find myself listening to these people and living in hear and thinking my life is hopeless and to not plan for the future…but here I am realizing that 17 years gave gone by and none of them have been right

    eli cumbo - December 24, 2017

    so there is a good possibility that I will live my whole life on earth?

    Milionea Toluao - December 26, 2017

    Remember one thing, that you are living today, “In the year of our LORD.” 5777-5778. It’s a exciting year and many is missing out on this particular year… Open your eyes and you will see more clearly what is taken place… Only than, will you understand what the spirit of God is showing you…

    Maturity in the Word of God is very important, it helps you to understand everything as promised.


Abad - May 7, 2017

what about the bill that Israel just passed?
Will that change anything?

Janne La Foy - May 9, 2017

I have a lot to learn about the end times…I know they will be terrible and I worry about the innocents…I also worry about the ones that live their lives not knowing God…actually reject him… I’m not long for this world and will welcome death and rebirth in Heaven…

Sue - May 10, 2017

Janne, many find it hard to talk about death let alone accept it.
Some though look forward to it due to suffering.
May you be greatly blessed with a peaceful time and seeing Yeshua’s face “in a twinkling of an eye”.
Love and prayers and I hope I get to see you there!

lorenzo - May 11, 2017

2030 sounds about right; things are just starting to heat up around this time, but our world as we know it definitely has to get a ton worse before any chance of the Lord’s return. I find His coming both terrifying and exciting, I know I may be killed for my faith, or live out a terrible existance for a period, but after it is all over I get to be with Him, perfectly, forever, and all the other saints. No more pain or suffering.
And that will be the ultimate existence.
I also believe the Babylon city is New York, but time will tell.
Bless Y’all!

Kristiana - May 24, 2017

Tim, do you believe Obama is the antichrist? He will be going to Berlin on May the 25th while Trump is also going there. They are definately against each other and this concerns me….should I be concerned? I’ve heard people say that this will start NWO but I don’t know.

Cody carver - September 16, 2017

Why is everybody saying that the world is going to end on sept 23 this year is that true?

Loree Lilygreen - October 26, 2017

I don’t believe the writer of this article can know that Jesus is not coming back this year or this decade. He sounds almost as bad as those who say he will return on a certain date. Of course Jesus could return this year, he could return before i finish writing this. I do know however that the signs Jesus gave are there for us to see. He told us to watch. He said when you see these things happening look up for your redemption is near. If he does not come back soon then God help us all. The world grows darker everyday. His return is our Blessed hope. Our only hope. I will continue to watch and wait. There is a crown for those who love his appearing. Come Lord Jesus come!

    Tim McHyde - October 26, 2017

    Loree, he did not tell us to watch (modern English), he told us to watch (old English) = stay alert, don’t fall asleep and backslide.

    What I’m doing is not magic nor a prediction like the others you falsely compare me to. This is why I consistently succeed while they consistently fail, now for ten years in a row successfully. It’s simple logic. If A must happen before B, then B can’t happen unless you’ve seen A.

    Your rejection of this logical concept seems highly emotion-based. I’ve seen many who desperately need to hold onto a hope of a imminent rapture out of this terrible world. They must ignore logic and 1900 years of zero “rapture at any moment” due to the cognitive dissonance it creates against their hopeful, but sadly false, belief in a pretrib, imminent rapture.

christiaan - November 1, 2017

Hi Tim, your article is the truth and i believe it, but there is this channel called Endtime dream and vision and they say something about the rapture on the 4th of November this year. I know that they are false , but why do people keep trying to make these predictions and what do you think will happen on the 4th of november. Here is the link if you would like to see it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1PpOOzPQeU

Timothy J Arnold - November 4, 2017

I have been a born-again Christian since 1982 and honestly made that decision born out of the anxiety and fear of End-Times teaching from the pulpit. I joined work in the ministry 10 years later and for the past quarter century have seen the hearts of many respected believers and bible teachers rise in hope, then sink in desperation when another set of Fall Feasts came and went without a rapture.

I have seen that a “not yet” approach to rapture expectancy can lead to a spiritual malaise rife with the temptations to backslide. And to be certain, I have. But what I have to remember in the midst of my fallen and backslidden state, is that I didn’t put myself in God’s hands. “No man comes to the Father except by Me” (John 14:6) I, therefore, am seemingly unable (being a man) to take even myself out of the Father’s hand (John 10:29) It isn’t by my power, strength, or might that I have salvation in Him, but only by His Spirit (Zechariah 4:6) My faith comes by hearing and hearing by the World of God (Romans 10:17). Not works, that any man should boast (Ephesians 2:9).

A friend of mine is an End-Times prophecy enthusiast. When virtually invisible world events and arcane celestial signals begin to raise his expectations of a pre-trib rapture, he and others sharing his ferver become almost “giddy”. Almost a smug self-satisfaction that THEY understand and everyone else just doesn’t get it.

I don’t know, call me a cynic, but I have to hope that the signs are supposed to be easier to see to the child-like believer than some room strewn with news clippings, photo images, and maps connected with a crazy spider web of red string like right out of a scene from the movie, “A Beautiful Mind” Such work on so many different levels seems exhausting and distracting. And what does it profit? Will anyone follow us on our mind-numbing trip through a maze of factoids, star charts, and newspaper clippings? Will any of that manifest faith? Or does it just confirm the unbeliever’s suspicions that Christians are just nutty and wild-eyed?

My Christian philosophy, if I am close to Him and if I don’t get distracted, I will see the signs. But in the mean-time I just shut up and serve my church, my family, my friends, and my neighbors.

Sam Miller - November 5, 2017

Timothy J Arnold

Your end time enthusiast friend may be giddy about thinking he knows when the rapture will occur but if his source is news clippings, photo images, and maps, as you say, then its no wonder he still thinks the rapture is pre trib because he’s looking in the wrong place.

You should continue reading Tim’s articles and buy his book. You’ll discover that your plan of serving your church may not get you the result you’re hoping for.

Fortunately, Tim has done all the work for us of looking in the right place. His room is filled with cut out and taped together bible verses. Not a single headline, youtube video or magazine article in the mix.


shannon campbell - November 13, 2017

Tim, I can agree the Rapture is not yet. Great Information you put out have a blessed day.

Jonathon Bevers - December 30, 2017

I don’t believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture as it is contradictory to Scripture.
Mark 13:33 “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” !!! Only God knows the exact timing of things but we are to watch the signs to know the time is nigh. Because we don’t know the exact timing we need to get right and warn others to as well so we don’t miss Gods Grace!!!
I fear for the Pre-Trib believers not being prepared for Tribulation. Jesus said we will face persecution in His name and that men and nations will be against us for His namesake!!! We need to believe in Scripture directly and not men’s interpretation of The Bible. Satan likes to mix half truths with lies confuse us!!!
Scripture directly and praying for discernment are the best ways to not be deceived. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 is a reference to the Day of the Lord. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” Matthew 24 is filled with signs that must happen before Jesus’s Second Coming on the Day of the Lord!!! Matthew 24:29 “”Immediately after the tribulation…” Matthew 24:30 “Jesus’s Second Coming to raise the dead in Christ and Rapture The Body (Church) who endured through Tribulation. Tribulation is 7 years with first 42 months a false peace, that I believe begins with Peace Treaty with Israel. Then 42 months Great Tribulation (Satan’s Wrath on Christians). Satan will enter at the midpoint of tribulation and will be the Anti-Christ (Satan in the Flesh mirroring Jesus Christ God in the Flesh)!!! Satan is given 42 months not 7 years!!! Then we have Revelation 6:9-11 which are Christ’s Christian martyrs throughout history asking God when they will be avenged! God answers and says after their future brethren are killed as they were. They are referred to in Revelation 7:13-14 in a vision given to John. These are they which made their robes white with the Blood of the Lamb who come out of Great Tribulation!!! They are the last Christian martyrs before the Day of the Lord. Those beheaded by guillotine at the hands of the Anti-Christ during Great Tribulation!!! Revelation 2:10 is also a reference to them. “Fear none of these things which though shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried, and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” !!!
I’m not going by man’s interpretation of The Bible but Scripture directly. I pray these message is received in Jesus Christ’s name. I say pray for the best but prepare for the worst!!! Many will witness the reveal of The Anti-Christ and fear they missed The Rapture!!! This is a deception to get some to lose faith. If you still believe in Pre-Tribulation Rapture, I ask one favor. If your Raptured great you don’t have to deal with it but I ask if you aren’t raptured and witness the reveal of The Anti-Christ in the Third Temple in Jerusalem please consider the the Scriptural Truth of a Post-Tribulation Pre Wrath Rapture. God never promises us from Tribulation but that we who endure through The Tribulation having been Baptized fully submerged in Jesus Christ’s name, repented, and kept His Commandments will be Raptured after the reveal, “Immediately after the tribulation…” I know some make a common mistake of not separating the Tribulation from God’s Wrath. Tribulation, specifically Great Tribulation (Satan’s Wrath on Christians) and last 42 months of Tribulation are seperate from God’s Wrath. We who endured are on The Day of the Lord after the dead in Christ are raised!!! God Bless!!!

George - December 30, 2017

I would not rule out a pre-tribulation first harvest and a post-tribulation second harvest. Study the little book of Ruth for how that takes place. Also, beware of linking the word can’t with Jesus, for he can do anything, including prove wrong Tim and others who seem to think that only they know the truth. God bless you, Tim for your well-intentioned discourse. You may be right, but you may be wrong.

Tenderock777 - December 30, 2017

I was one of the first to buy your book many years ago. We talked some back then. I plan to buy a new book just to get caught up with your updates and changes. The greatest TRUTH you teach is that there is no pre-trib rapture…no imminence…and certainly no rapture for at least 42 months or 3 and a half years. Every day that passes will not bring us any closer to His return in the fact that these 3 and a half years must first start and then be completed for Jesus to return(rapture/resurrection) The 2 witnesses must preach(42 months)…the beast must rule and reign(42 months)…Jerusalem must be trodden down(42 months)…Israel must flee into the wilderness(42 months) satan and his angels must fight Michael and his angels and be cast down to the earth 42 months(beast kingdom) The beast kingdom must prevail, wear down ,overcome the saints..the church…the elect for 42months. No…we will not know the day and hour because the days(not the number of days but the hours of the day) will be shortened and time will be no longer. These things and time frame MUST come to pass before any rapture/resurrection or second coming. You must my brother continue to preach it from the housetops because you are called just like me to get this TRUTH(JESUS/the WORD) out!!! But just like the messages to the 7 churches Jesus not only gave the Good(to most) he gave the “I have these things against you.” Brother we have both grown and changed over the many years. We have had to change a few things as we saw like the disciples more understanding as Jesus taught us now by the comforter and teacher the Holy Ghost. We know more. If you write ANYTHING in error those reading your book and posts just may toss out the Great TRUTH about the Pre Trib lie. Please and I hope you will talk to me again like we did many years ago and discuss these others differences. The FULL TRUTH must now get to the people. The window is shorter than we both understand but not 3 and a half years shorter till the Rapture/Resurrection/Second Coming.

Russell G. Hopkins - December 31, 2017

Tim, have you taken in to account Jesus age at his assension into heaven? Wasn’t Jesus 33 years old? so year 2000 represents 2000 from the “birth” of Jesus, then add his age 33 years old! 2033, if the end of age is about 2000 years, then maybe that 2000 years should be measured from his death, not his birth? Does this idea have any merit?

PS, I’m still alive, and hanging in there, and I’m not planning on ending my life any time now. Just thought you would like to know that, and I thank you for you words of encouragement back last Aug 2017.

    Tim McHyde - December 31, 2017

    Russell, Jesus did not have a 3½ year ministry or die at 33 years old. He died at age 31½ in 30 AD after around a one year or 62 week ministry as the church fathers said and was believed until Eusebius floated the idea popular today.

Slayer - January 22, 2018

Yeah you are tooting your horn, but thats ok. People been tooting for 1000;s of years. Same things happen, nothing. You have no clue when Jesus will come, even he don’t only the FATHER, or did you miss reading that? His grace is sufficient. Try to witness to those who are without Christ, try to lead them to the Father to be birthed into his kingdom. That is what its all about anyway ,now isn’t it. He will come when God says… Its time thrust in the cycle the harvest is ready. I wish it was today, so I pray come quickly Lord Jesus, even now. We will get there soon enough, those who accept Jesus that is. Those who really know him. Relationship. That is far more important that prophecy. But,,,, prophecy counts to.. 3 fold blessing just for reading Revelations amen?> LOL

Tony - January 23, 2018

Thank you for this interesting article. What do you think about the decision to speed up the moving process of the US embassy? Apparently it’s now going to be complete by late 2019, Instead of the original 2020-2021.

Does this change anything in your opinion?

Is there anything that could possibly happen for our current cycle to be the one that contains the tribulation with Jesus returning in 2023?

Thank you.

    Tim McHyde - January 23, 2018

    Tony, Arab provocation coming a year earlier only helps for 2024-2030, yes?

      Tate - May 15, 2018

      Hey! Just wondering if you feel anything can change in this cycle to where Jesus returns in 2023! Also please explain why you feel there isn’t enough time before 2023 for those prerequisites to happen for this cycle!! Thank you!!

        Tim McHyde - May 15, 2018

        Tate, no change and a M.E. nuclear war that has been delayed now 45 years since 1973 doesn’t change and happen overnight or even in a couple years as this article explains, but maybe four years in 2022 which is just in time for 2024-2030.

          Tate - May 16, 2018

          Makes sense. How long when these prerequisites start happening do you feel they will take to complete?

          Zachary Miller - May 17, 2018


          I’m assuming the “prerequisites” you’re referring to involve the events which precede the Sabbath year (of 2024)? If so, Tim speaks about in this article: https://escapeallthesethings.com/2022-dreams/.

          If not, Tim has a wealth of information (on the site) pertaining to events and their timing (during the Sabbath cycle–if 2024-2030 is the final one).

          Tate - May 17, 2018

          Awesome can you provide a link I can’t accessnanything

Mark - February 10, 2018

don’t expect the end of the (sixth day) by counting from the birth of JESUS CHRIST, rather begin counting from HIS ministry, death, resurrection and ascension. that will put HIS return around 2031 as the very possible return date which is not the day or the hour but the year of HIS return which would have to match all the signs that must be present when HE does return, especially the signs mentioned in the gospels.

The ministry of JESUS CHRIST did not last( 3-1/2 years) they had HIM on the cross about one year into HIS ministry.


Dennis - February 21, 2018

LordJesus said this generation will not pass away before all these come to pass I was born in 1948 the same year as the fig tree nation began Lord Jesus told his deciples parable of the fig tree a generation Psalms 90, 10 is 70 years So in May this year is 70 years Israel began . Our world is in termoil with weather, morality, Satan worship , greed, xenophobia, racism, Lord Jesus can come anytime he is God doesn’t need a timetable or this and that to be in place, I believe you need to understand this.

    Tim McHyde - February 21, 2018

    Dennis, I used to understand it that way, too. Then I realized that when he said “this generation” each time he was referring to the audience standing in front of him, on whom judgment fell one wicked generation later: 40 years in 70 AD. The rest of the prophecy of Mt 24 will come to pass in the 70th week regardless of who is alive or when they were born =).

Mark - February 24, 2018

Dennis, Tim is right, Jesus was speaking to the generation of people of that day regarding (this generation shall not pass) which was fullfilled in 70AD, If you can see it, Jesus sometime spoke a lot at one time with different fullfillment times of the subject matter.

one of many proofs that JESUS cannot return to earth anytime is Revelation ch six, JESUS is the only one who can open the seals, notice carefully where HE is as HE opens the seals, HE is in Heaven not of earth, HE cannot return to earth until HE has opened all the seals at lease, then and only then can HE prepare for HIS RETURN.


David Price - February 26, 2018


Good Point! Never looked at it like that.

I also like to compare 1Cor 15:51,52 and Rev 10:7

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 King James Version (KJV)
51 Behold, I shew you a MYSTERY; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Revelation 10:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the MYSTERY of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.


Anthony Ianosel - March 1, 2018

Hi Tim,

A few days ago, I noted that Billy Graham’s website posted an article about Yeshua’s Second Coming, and the article stated the “sequence” which included a reference to Lev. 25. about the “Jubilee” (presumably 40 Jubs from Yeshua’s resurrection in 30 AD. According to Dr. Graham’s reckoning of time, you ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, and your own biblical research an RECKONING of time should be taken very seriously by all who hear you.
Here’s Billy Graham’s website posting the aforesaid article about 2d Coming:


***….” Jesus will come to raise the dead (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17), to judge the world (2 Timothy 4:1) and to transform the created order, which at present “groans” as it waits for the sons of God to experience the redemption of their bodies (Romans 8:18-23). In 1 Corinthians 15:22-28; Paul walks us through what will happen when the Lord returns.
First, Jesus will raise the dead. The trumpet will sound to mark the final Year of Jubilee (Leviticus 25:8-13). Jesus will raise the dead simply by commanding “Come forth!” just as when He called “Lazarus, come out!” (John 11:43).”… ****

Mark - March 2, 2018

Hello Slayer,

Slayer, Please, be careful with the “WORDS OF ALMIGHTY GOD” read and study the words carefully as if your life depends on it, for some it could mean the difference between life and death, GOD has said my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. the comment you made about JESUS CHRIST not knowing when HE will return is not correct, please read it again carefully. JESUS said in Matthew 24: 35-36 ” HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY BUT MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY BUT OF THAT DAY AND HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN, NO, NOT THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN BUT MY FATHER ONLY. You are correct, it is most important to accept JESUS CHRIST as LORD and SAVIOR.



Mark - March 2, 2018

Hello David,

Yes, I agree, those are corresponding scriptures and events that are soon to be fulfilled in our life time. currently we are winding up the time of the beginning of sorrows and are about thirteen years away from the end of the sixth day! once we get into the 2020’s that when the rubber meets the road, “show time” as every area of life will escalate to epidemic proportion, including the weather.



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Tamara Derry - June 6, 2018

Have you ever considered that if you are wrong, you will have led all your “followers” astray?

We will all face judgement one day. I pray that all eyes are open to the truth. Always study scripture and pray to discern the truth. If we ask, the Lord will guide us to the truth. We must trust in the Lord…He alone knows when the end will be although we are given clues to know when we are drawing near.

May God Bless each and every one of you.


    Tim McHyde - June 6, 2018

    Tamara, I don’t have followers; I explain what Jesus said so people can follow him. He taught a rapture gathering “after the tribulation of those days” (Mt 24:29-31), not the pretrib rapture invented by men. The NT warns about being led astray by men with bad fruit or extra-biblical teaching, in other words, teaching just like the “pretrib rapture” that is not in the Bible that says the rapture can come any year ignoring the Biblical prerequisites.

Pepper Boone - October 3, 2018

The third temple will not be built on the Temple Mount. There is a distinct possibility that the ancient temples were not located where the Dome of the Rock currently sits. There is strong evidence that their location was to the north of the Dome and that the sacrificial altar inside the Dome was the one that Solomon built in “the middle of the court” to handle the thousands of special sacrifices which he offered to the Lord on the day The First Temple was dedicated (2 Chronicles 7:7). If that is so, then The Third Temple could be built north of the Dome of the Rock, putting the Dome in the Court of the Gentiles. This may well be the solution the Antichrist will come up with when he negotiates a peace between the Jews and the Arabs (Daniel 9:27).

iGreg - October 16, 2018

The anti-Christ has been revealed, he is Satan himself taking his place in the churches.

    Tim McHyde - October 17, 2018

    iGreg, except it says Satan gives power to the Antichrist according to Revelation 13:4, so they can’t be the same person.

lynn - November 19, 2018

enjoyed the read, disagree with some of it, buts thats ok. i believe Danials 70th week still has some mysteries left for us! Where is the ’10 days” you spoke of located? My take is simple; the return of Israel =1948 + 80 yrs (Pslams 90:10 )or ‘the days of mans life that ends with pain and sorrow “and then we fly away” = 2028. —I would give or take a couple of years to that date.

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