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Why Jesus Can’t Come Back in 2019—or Even Before 2030! (At Least)

Does Bible prophecy tell us what will happen in 2019? 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 Scripture from someone who has correctly helped others know what not to expect now twelve years straight. Plus, find out 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 2019?"

It happens early every January: a spike in visitors to my prophecy website. With New Year's Day fresh in mind, people think about the year ahead. "Many  go to and fro" (i.e., searching "to increase knowledge") on the Internet (Dan 12:4) for predictions, sometimes leading them to 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 after the Great Recession, economic disaster theories had been in vogue, such as with The Harbinger and The Shemitah. Yet with the flop of such invented prophecy theories and Trump's "make America great again" (MAGA), the top prophecy focus has returned to the mainstays: the Second Coming of Christ and the Rapture.

Believe it or not, a large percentage of Christians continue to think 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, it does not matter which one is referred to.)

Why the Poll Results Blindsided Me

When I heard the results of that poll in December 2006, it left me surprised. I was not expecting so many Christians to think it was still possible for Jesus to come in the next twelve months. Here's two reasons why it blindsided me back then twelve years ago:

  1. Even before 2006, there have been many years of failed expectations for Christ's coming ("Y2K"/2000 being the biggest one up till then). Pretty much every year since Christ left, people have been hoping or predicting he would return with no show. Why would anyone expect it imminently anymore after so many failed hopes?
  2. Back in 2006 I assumed that more Christians were aware of some basics of prophecy that I had known since my teens. 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 helped others who were also interested or studying, I was a bit naive about the greater Christian audience, those who never even heard a teaching on prophecy. (For example, I learned later that a substantial portion of Christians never read Revelation because it seems too scary or dark). I also realized that 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, something that I notice most of my readers still have not picked up on about their church peers. Not everyone wants the truth. Paul explained this in his warning about why people get deceived by the Antichrist in the end time:

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 — 9 The coming of the lawless one [Antichrist] will be accompanied by the working of Satan, with every kind of power, sign, and false wonder, 10 and with every wicked deception directed against those who are perishing, because they refused the love of the truth that would have saved them. 11 For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie [that the Antichrist is God - 2Th 2:4].

In the past year I've learned that "those who are perishing" refers to not just non-Christians but also Christians, "few" of whom are saved according to Jesus' warning  This happens because Satan deceives the whole world (Rev 12:9) including Christians (Mt 24:4-5) because most want to be left in their comforting reassurance of salvation rather than investigate Revelation's  warning about deception (had they read it). If you burst someone's bubble, they may become very "unchristian-like" on you, just as Jesus warned about truth telling (Mt 7:6).

If you have "received a love for the truth" that is above your desire for reassurance and acceptance (which truth-loving and -seeking will cost you), then read on to learn what most Christians are misunderstanding about end time prophecy...

My 12-Year Track Record of Proclaiming "The end is not yet" (Lk 21:9) and the Legal Requirements Behind That

Nothing prophetic happened in 2007 just as my article argued 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 still 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...
  13. 2019?

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

Article continues below...

"Depart From Me, I Never Knew you!" - Jesus

Jesus predicted that he will tell many sincere believers to basically "get lost" instead of welcoming them into the Kingdom. So...who are they and what did they miss or do wrong? In this study, get those answers and the one requirement for salvation Jesus taught (that Christianity misses) so that you can make sure you don't hear these dreaded words yourself!

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

No. Really I point to my track record because to help people who are looking for someone different they can trust because they are not typical of prophecy researchers out there.

The vast majority of prophecy experts either:

  1. Make "invented prophecy" predictions that always fail (because they are invented, or read into one or more verses) whether they are specific or vague ("something big will happen")...
  2. ...or 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 to note.

The Secret to My Good Track Record Helps You, Too

What's my secret? And how can knowing it help you avoid being confused or troubled by the invented prophecy 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 prerequisite 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 said "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 religious Jews did before (clearly taught throughout Jesus' parables)?

If "imminency" is not biblical, then how can it be so popular? Two reasons:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 "Jesus can come at any moment" or any year sounds wonderful and comforting. Remember, most Christians prefer comfort to truth when push comes to shove.

Despite supposed imminency, 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

Why Jesus has not come back yet is not 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.

Similar to working with a real jigsaw puzzle, if you have one piece out of place, it can stop you from completing the puzzle to see the picture that it was intended to reveal. The more sure you are about that out-of-place piece being right, the more blocked you will be. For example, having the Rapture in the wrong place (before the Great Tribulation) in the sequence of events effectively blocks understanding of end time prophecy.

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 (which is what sums 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 it 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.

President Trump Departure Year Analogy

It's just like how Trump-haters already know they won't have to worry about a "President Trump" anymore after 2020 or 2024 at the latest. How do they do that? You can easily narrow down the timing for the current US president's departure from a minimum of one or five years to a maximum of four or eight years depending on where they are in their first or second term.

Similarly, 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, just the same as we would not pronounce a new US president every single 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 2019—or even the next ten years!

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 (whether you consider it "in ruins" by your First World nation standards or not :-).
  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 given their historic belligerence against any Jewish worship on the Temple Mount. 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 the Damascus war and destruction 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 an 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) are 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 2019, we are in the Sabbath year cycle of 2017-2024. 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 2017-2024 and makes the next period the first possible after that (2024-2030). This means Jesus cannot return from 2019-2029. 2030 is the next possible Sabbath year for Jesus' return.

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 in the fall 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. It was very angering to the Muslims with immediate demonstrations and followed by calls to make a bigger Arab alliance against Israel. 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. But time will tell on that and whether I understood my dream properly (1Co 14:26, 29).

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

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 plain wrong or at least arrogant 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). To help you see the truth of what Jesus plainly said about not expecting his return until "the end" conditions arrive, here's a few of the common objections I hear with my responses:

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 above. 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 always argue that my proclamation about 2019 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, once it is. 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, say 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? The answer is obvious.

It is the same with Jesus' Second Coming. Although the absolute timing of his coming is not publicly known, we still can 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 come.

Objection #4: "You're effectively telling Christians to relax and not be ready for the return. (Shame on you!)"

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.

Also, 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. Instead, He encouraged constant prayer and 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 "invented prophecy" 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.

Conclusion

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 know that Jesus certainly cannot return in 2018 2019. Even more, he won't return for several years after that for sure because of Sabbath year cycles.

I agree that it is disappointing to hear that Jesus is not coming in 2019 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.

You can focus instead on making sure you are saved by getting right with God through Biblical repentance.

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Tim is the author of this site (since 1999) and the book Know the Future that explains Revelation literally at last--including the key event of Wormwood (Rev 6-8). To read more from Tim and not miss a single new article, sign up for his free newsletter above.

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Dean Alston - July 6, 2019

Hello sir! I was reading through some of the comments. How far out do you really believe we are all and all? Also will Christians see the wrath?

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    Tim McHyde - July 9, 2019

    Dean, I think 2026 is the end of civilization through Wormwood followed by the wrath of Satan also known as the Great Tribulation. We won’t see God’s 10 days of wrath if we don’t take the mark.

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      Dean Alston - July 12, 2019

      So you think the end for us is in 2026? You don’t think Christians will make it longer? And when will the mark come into play? Thanks for the reply!

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        Tim McHyde - July 13, 2019

        Dean, the antichrist seems to come to mop up 9 months after Wormwood, late winter 2027.

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          Dean Alston - July 21, 2019

          So you 100% believe we will be here for at least 5 more years?

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          Tim McHyde - July 21, 2019

          Dean, your question is not about belief or opinion. Given all that must happen for the final 7 years to commence and Jesus to return, which have not even started, Jesus cannot come back in the next 5 years.

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      David - August 25, 2019

      Tim – appreciate your time and energy. Good job!

      My information is the Pope will announce a One World Religion Alliance in 2020 and Terry Bennett stated in 4 meetings with Gabriel, he was told the NWO Religion would be up and running in 2021. He was told 3 cycles of 7 years beginning with 2008 – 2015, 2015 – 2021 & 2021 – 2028. The emphasis in each 7 year shift being economics, change in Nations, One World Religion.

      The Pope has made agreements with Iran Clerics in 2018 and he has told Catholic Priests to stop preaching the gospel in Islamic Nations because Muslims and Catholics serve the same God. My guess is he will add a Judaism element, which will be announced in 6 -18 months?

      One concern I have in study is it appears the 6th seal events and the 7 Bowls are the same? Maybe not? Could be an opener and a closer? The rapture occurs at the LAST Trumpet. This you know from 1 Cor. 15:52 – question is? Is the 7th Trumpet the last?

      At 61 – God has spoken clearly to me on numerous occasions – His next move will be like none ever seen and it will go straight up to the rapture.

      There is NO pre-trib rapture. No Doctrine of Imminence. The mark of the beast is an isotope emitting a frequency that augments your DNA, thus you become a hybrid, thus the blood can not be applied – only for humans – not hybrids.

      These isotopes, non-existent here on Earth have been removed from those abducted by fallen angels (aliens) as filmed by LA Marzulli. This is how they are tracked and it changes their DNA.

      We will be invaded – our Nation. Not sure of the events leading up to it but we become vulnerable. Probably an economic collapse and subsequent weakening of our Military? Russia has built up the North Pole massive – which is why Trump wants to buy Greenland and build a defense base there.

      My point? Yea…Psalm 83 War, which may include Isaiah 17? Yes- a war involving Turkey, Iran, Libya, Ethopia and possibly USSR (Ezekiel 38/39).

      Keep in mind? The weapons collected are used to burn the energy from them for 7 years?

      Planet Nibiru? I live 75 miles from a $1 Billion Mt. Graham Observatory, where the Vatican has their infra-red scope pointed at the sun waiting for alien contact.

      Add it up? 2021 — 2018? Just might be? Your 2026 analysis? Just maybe be spot on?

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Glenn Cox - June 15, 2019

We cannot know the exact time of Jesus’ return. Jesus even said that only the Father knows. So, your post-trib position cannot be correct because we will know the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week. It will commence when the
“Treaty” is signed. Inasmuch as we will know the start of that week of prophecy, it is easy to calculate the end of the week. Therefore, we would know 7 years in advance when Jesus would return. Of course, the pre-trib position is wrong too as you stated. The Bible does teach a Pre-Wrath Rapture that happens between the 6th and 7th Trumpet judgments. Since we won’t see that wrath, we will be raptured just before it. Rapture and Wrath are back to back events as shown throughout the Bible, example, Sodom and Gomarrah. We know the Wrath will fall at an undetermined point in time after the mid-point and the end of the 70th week.

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Victor Sanvicens Guaita - June 12, 2019

MARANATHA 2031!

“YEAR 6000” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwJGyXk1HaQ&feature=youtu.be

” YEARS 6000 OF SIN AND JESUS RETURNS (1ST PART) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qqfU9Z6TV8&feature=youtu.be

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Sam Douglas - June 11, 2019

Great read Tim! I just read an article today that said they believe the blood moon over the holy land will trigger the peace deal and thus trigger the end. Can I get your thoughts? Will we see the end in 2-5 years? Would love to hear you opinion!

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James Dean - May 29, 2019

Hey sir! That was a very nice read! I recently read an article that insisted that the Mayan calendar fiasco in 2012 just started the tribulation and that the end would be this year. Could I get your opinion on that? Thank you so much in advance!

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    Tim McHyde - May 29, 2019

    James, the Mayan calendar was a dud so why would anyone say 7 years later from it is significant?

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John benson - May 2, 2019

Fantastic read! Do you still think that there is 0 chance he returns this year? Even with the middle eastern things happening? Would just love to hear your input.

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    Tim McHyde - May 2, 2019

    John, as the article says, how can Jesus come back even in the next four years if the Great Tribulation has not started yet which takes 3.5 years? You do realize there is no pretrib rapture in the Bible, right?

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      John benson - May 3, 2019

      Yes sir I do know that. I have read things that say the tribulation has started already so I wanted your input on the whole thing. I’m on the same side as you I think, I just like the input.

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Douglas Orr - March 29, 2019

I am a little confused about the parable of the fig tree, and if this pertains to 1948 when Israel came back on the map. If the bible refers to a generation being 70-80 yrs old, then at the latest (80 yrs added to 1948 would put us at 2028 for the last possible rapture date). When the bible states that “this generation will not pass until all these things are seen” doesn’t that mean that the generation (being 70-80yrs) that experienced the rebirth of Israel will see the rapture? Also, the last year of “this generation” would be 2018? Maybe I am confused on this subject. Thank you.

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Sandra - March 20, 2019

Hi Tim! I just signed up to your page today and I have so much to read I feel like I won’t keep up
I’ve seen a lot of videos come up on my YouTube and they are all so URGENT that the rapture is soooo soon some say between now ( March, specifically Purim) and April before elections. Everyone keeps commenting about Passover! But Christ already fulfilled the Spring Feasts, he died as the Passover Lamb, in the ground for unleavened bread (sin), rose during First Fuits ( he’s the first fruits of the dead) so I don’t see a lot of people pointing to his coming during Feast of Trumpets, my understanding is that in ancient Israel they’d coronate the King during this time, they’d also blow the trumpets when danger approached and so on.

Also when they got engaged the bridegroom would go away to prepare a place for his bride and he couldn’t come back until his Father said, but when he did come back they’d blow the trumpets to anonce his coming… I didn’t know any of this till recently and really paid attention. I’m not talking about the year but of the season of his coming (1 Thess 1:1,2&4) do you have anything on this?

Thank you

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Faye Corman - March 13, 2019

While it’s true that we cannot predict the day nor the hour, nor even the month or year in which our Lord will return, we do know, however, that Christ is not going to return to earth until AFTER America (Babylon the great) is judged and utterly destroyed.

I say that based on the SCRIPTURES!

For notice that, after the destruction of Babylon the great in Revelation 18, John said in the following chapter 19,

1. “After these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia unto the Lord our God:

2. “For true and righteous are his judgments; for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.”

7. “Let us be glad, and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath hade herself ready.”

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Romilson Ferrrira - March 9, 2019

im, genetic engineering (mixing man with pig), Internet 5g of china as we have seen now, technocracy … Technological advances mainly genetic Homen with nacaco, horse homosexuality with zoophilia … Has something to do with the end of time, which is the apex What should I get so I came to an end …? (The greater still increase of genetic advances, Children made in labor, transhumanismo, immortality etc …? It still seems to be still far, what it means like in the days of Noah and sodoma, The industrial revolution also and one of the Babylonians, Then what is its limit, since the revolutions have no end …?

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Barry jakobs - February 27, 2019

Hi tim! Amazing read. I recently stumbles upon an article that suggested the third temple was about to be built and that this was the last year. Any updated thoughts on this?

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    Tim McHyde - February 27, 2019

    Barry, My article is up to date. There are constant rumors of cornerstones, altars, furniture, prefab construction and others about the Temple. But all this misses that the Muslim Waqf has control now and won’t loose it until the Muslim Arabs and Persians (Iraq) are defeated in the coming Middle East war of Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83.

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Jerry lee - February 20, 2019

Hello tim! I was recently watching a string of pastor Paul begleys videos and he seems to think that we’re pretty close to the return. He mentions the locust in Mecca and the rumors of wars and things happening in the holy land. Do you think it would be possible within 2 years? Would love to hear back!

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Yosef Martinus - February 20, 2019

2028 😉 Look at END2028 and with a sound and unbiased mind let the Spirit of the Lord tell you Truth that only He has absolutely (God) that come out of His Mind.

I am 28, Number 28 James White in SuperBowl 52 ( I believe) made a 20 points superbowl world record, also if you honor God like Tim Tebow did back in is college football years and tGod did honor him back in that game called 3:16 game, that is why God can use anything and anyone to do His Will.

Repent, Pray and Fast, Submit to God, Cry out to Him and you will receive what your Hearts desire most, Do His Will and He will Give your True Purpose in this and the next one, Praise Him, in the name of Jesus Christ!, Amen! <3 😉

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Michael Rausch - February 14, 2019

No man knows and you are just a man. I woke up long ago its the best thing that ever happened to me. Jesus Christ is my Lord and King, that is all I need or will; ever need. God Bless all my brothers and sisters in Christ especially those that are being persecuted for their faith in him wherever they are in this world.

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    Tim McHyde - February 15, 2019

    Michael, the prophets were “just a man” too yet they knew the day and hour when it was close enough for many things. 2000 years ago no man knew as Jesus said. But as we get closer, prophets and people who can count to 1290 (Dan 12:11).

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Seeking - February 12, 2019

Hi Tim! I’m a new reader 🙂 just found your site a few weeks back after running into it once before and not knowing how to navigate it haha! After having a look around I just want to say I really appreciate the tremendous amount of work and discipline you’ve given this research and sharing your findings via this site. I have several questions if you would be so good as to answer (forgive me if you’ve already written about them, I’m still learning my way around! And links are always appreciated)
1) I believe somewhere you’ve mentioned the web going down at some point. If I didn’t read that hear I’ve certainly read it elsewhere. Would this be a world wide destruction or shut down of the internet? And would this ever be resurrected as in officially beneath the NWO as opposed to a more furtive control hitherto? I ask because at least two places in Scripture come to mind that seem to imply the whole world is able to watch events or atleast be aware on them in live time I.e. in speaking to those in Judea I believe regarding and when you see the abomination of desolation, and secondly when the two witnesses are slain and the public watch and partake in a disgusting celebration. I reckoned this would indicate the internet must remain up and running world wide or some similar system. For a time most of us thought this would be television, but now with so many no longer having television or subscriptions at any time but merely monitors to run the web off of, I wonder how else the world at large will be privy to these events in real time. I’d love clarification on this thanks!
2) I attended a small home presentation on prophecy over the weekend and heard a number of things I hadn’t before known. A few Id appreciate your take on would be,
A) Macron just created a 10 nation military alliance, basically it’s the advent of an EU military. During the presentation the presenter said this was the formation of ten headed beast. Have you heard of this? What’s your take?
B) Angela Merkel (probably spelt that wrong) Germany’s current leader announced she will be stepping down. It is suspected the Anti-Christ will be the leader to rise up in her place. What are your thoughts?
C) Have you heard of Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj? He has been making the rounds in more charasmatic Pentecostal circles, on Christian TV networks, and prophecy conferences many consider him a prophet of God. I just learned of him and began looking into him. I listened to two sermons he gave and actually was pleasently surprised by the messages there in- prophecies aside, they were Biblically sound. At first I was taken by the fact that he continues to appear as a “Hindu holyman”. I thought why would you consider to appear as such given your conversion? I assume this is a popular question as it has been answered in multiple places that it is due to the fact that his ministry is foremost to those who ascribe to Hinduism. Secondly many are saying you cannot judge what he is wearing as God can use anyone as a mouthpiece. I also thought to myself with “Christianity” having been widely infiltrated by New Age beliefs which has much to do with eastern mysticism that God in His mercy could have very well sent a man who appears as such so that many who fallen away would be receptive to his message. On the other hand I wonder if it’s a guise because the church is so lost and corrupt they would see him and think “Oh he must wise!” Based on appearance alone! I’ve been attempting to find out if he’s made any prophecies and if they’ve failed or come to pass but am unable to find any info on that. What I do seem to find is that he gives more “vague prophecies” prophecies that as some have put it “have an escape” should they not come to pass. For example, he says Trump is from God, giving the US a 4 year grace period to get their houses in order and turn back to Him. He says swift and sudden destruction will follow Trump if fail to turn this nation around. However he also alludes to the fact that God may save us in His mercy should we “succeed” turning from our wicked carnal ways and living obediently. Others say this is too vague and a real prophet of God would give us more concrete means to judge his predictions. I believe this is correct although I’m not sure this man calls himself a phophet or if that’s a title others have given him. Anyway he also speaks of there being places of refuge for saints to turn to during trails and persecution. For instance he has claimed Lancaster CA and Monrovia Falls, NC to be two such places. However research on the NC location show immediate links to Rick Joyner and other known apostates. Very worrisome indeed! If you’ve heard anything about this Sandhu man or these “locations” I’d Certainly like to hear your take.
3) Is not Mystery Babylon to be destroyed very soon here? With all that’s gone on on the world stage in the last few months I’m beginning to believe times jsut about up! I keep pondering the verse “Come out of her my people…” but have faith that is He wants me out He’ll get me out as there’s hardly a way for me to leave by any earthly means at present.

Thanks in advance for your time! Praying for you, your wife and this ministry!

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Lenny arnold - February 8, 2019

Hey tim! This was an amazing read if I do say so myself! I recently stumbled on an article that suggested world war 3 would start soon and would cause a whirlwind of events ultimately leading to the rapture, any thoughts? Also are you pre or post trib rapture? Would love to hear back from you!

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Bobby Patterson - February 5, 2019

Hey tim! This was a fantastic read! I just have to inquire, I see so many people saying some of these signs are happening now. Do you really think there is no chance of the rapture happening this year or the second coming? 100%?

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Ronald McConnell - February 4, 2019

Ok so the 1% happen when? Rapture? And woman escapes to jordan is nothing to do with the 1%? but will be just very hard to do for most?Please give me more insight on this…i am confused clarify

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    Tim McHyde - February 5, 2019

    Ronald, did you read the article on <1% of Christians being saved? Where was that unclear to you? Because it teaches it’s not a “when” or an event but a commentary of deception throughout history by Christianity leaving <1% ever qualifying for salvation like Jesus implied even back in the first century, "few are being saved" (Lk 13:23).

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Joe pachio - February 4, 2019

Hello sir! I was wondering if you have a second. I hear constantly that it’s gonna happen within months. Are you completely sure it won’t? 100%?

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    Tim McHyde - February 5, 2019

    Joe, yes, I’m as sure Jesus can’t come back this year as I am that no other US president will be elected this year to replace Trump. Why? I know the US election laws. It’s not on the schedule with the legal prerequisites to an election such as what years those can happen.

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Bill Davis - February 3, 2019

Something about the temple being built. There are plans drawn up for it and they already hired Priests to make the sacrificial tools. They had a ceremony less than a year ago where they were practicing. Also you are more post trib, Who’s to say that Jesus wont come pre trib. The bible says that right before His return our great leader will be born again. Not saying that is Trump but look deeper into Pence and what his beliefs are. The Rapture is alot closer than what you are writing

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    Tim McHyde - February 5, 2019

    Bill, Jesus? Jesus is to say he won’t come pretrib in Mt 24:29-31 where he says he comes “after.” So the rapture is a lot further than you think. Haven’t you noticed pretribber thinking keeps creating rapture dates that keep failing? = further than you think.

    Tim
    P.S. Trump and Pence are not the Messiah.

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Ronald McConnell - January 31, 2019

Another question….so if M.E. war starts in say 2022 it starts the 7 yr countdown so why Jesus can’t come in next 10 yrs?

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    Tim McHyde - February 2, 2019

    Ronald, you’re confusing the Damascus prophecy fulfillment with the 70th week start. Nothing in Scripture connects them as the same event. The Damascus destruction must simply come before most of the events of the 70th week can happen. It can come slightly before or slightly after the final Sabbath year cycle begins. If 2022 is right, then it’s slightly before. But the Sabbath year does not move, it’s still 2030.

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Ronald McConnell - January 31, 2019

Tim,just read your”only 1% will be saved article:(
So the place of safety in Jordan will have people that won’t be saved?
Are you using the rapture as the 1% saved or….?

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    Tim McHyde - February 2, 2019

    Ronald, none of the above?

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Bill johnson - January 28, 2019

Such an amazing read! I hear people around the world talking about how we’re so close to the end such as Paul Begley. He has some points and does quote scripture and I have read your article through but do you think there is a 0% chance he returns this year?

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    Tim McHyde - January 28, 2019

    Bill, I’m 100% certain Jesus is not coming back this year, just as I was the previous years since 2007. Legal precedents to his return must be fulfilled and they can’t all happen in 12 months, but rather take the better part of seven years. People like Begley constantly predicting the “the end is nigh” miss these prerequisites.

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Paul - January 22, 2019

Your calendar is wrong, 2021 AD – 2022 AD = 5978 7 Sabbath /Jubilee ending 2027 AD, year 5984. 2028 AD 5985 begins a new Sabbath year;

http://code251.com/6000-year-chart.pdf

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RR90 - January 16, 2019

The Yellow Vests in Europe have been organizing bank runs and central banks have been considering development of their own cryptocurrencies. Google Fedcoin, for an example. Many people believe that the creation of a cashless society precedes the implementation of the biblical Mark of the Beast. If bank runs start occurring on a global scale, this could hasten the development of cryptocurrencies by central banks and governments, eager to retain control, would move to outlaw currencies other than the cryptocurrencies created by their central banks. This, in turn, would lead to the development of a global cashless society. Given all of this, the Aadhaar System in India, the so-called “Social Credit System” and biowearables, like the Tech Tattoo produced by a company called Chaotic Moon, the development and implementation of the biblical Mark of the Beast could be sooner than what most people realize. Also, many people believe that AI (Artificial Intelligence) will play a role in the prophecized “giving life unto the image of the Beast”. Just some information that I felt was worth sharing. That’s all.

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Mike Anderson - January 15, 2019

I think Tim has grown tired of conspiracy theories, since they can’t compare to the surpassing wisdom of the Bible, but if you have a solid foundation in the Bible, they can actually increase your faith. As Constance Cumbey observed, the plans of the enemy are the mirror image of God’s plans, and if their plans are unfolding, so also are God’s.

In a letter now lost and repudiated, Pike predicted that the third world war would be between the ideologies of Islam and the Christian/Jewish West. According to the plan, this would be the last major war, after which the man of peace would unite the people against all forms of extremism. It is quite possible that this war is currently being fomented in Europe with immigration, and since we know its purpose we are free to not become angry about it. I think Islam may survive in name, but mostly it will merge with the new religion, lending it the elements of strict obedience and state violence. When might this happen? Perhaps it would come from the anger over the destruction of the Arab/Muslim nations, but I’m not sure.

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Alecssandro d'ávila - January 14, 2019

Tim, what do you think of Islam, believe you can dominate the whole world as some say, Worldwide implementation of sharia? It is also seeing, like me, the rise of neo-conservatism in the West with Europe and Israel (Zionist), and the rise of the East (China, Russia, Arab countries) with the Islamization of Europe and the whole East,

Just as Israel’s own opponents and Israel’s (Zionist) government along with the Obama administration financed the Arab spring revolution by promoting wars and the following immigration of Arabs into Europe, where the Israeli government itself supported this We are now seeing the rise of Western and European neo-conservatism along with Zionist Israel nuam dispute against the Middle East and Eastern countries, promoting a world war 3 West vs. East (Old order (Communism) For a new (another communism disguised as neo-conservatism (where it was created by Trotskyists, creating this false right and reaching places where Communism did not reach) just as it was in the letters of Albert Pike, Believes that Islam will dominate and persecute Christians and Jews even the history showing the opposite? All the so-called neo-conservative governments were and are formentadores of the wars, Iraq, Vie tnã … Except Obama who was a necessary predecessor to the successor rise of the far right in the West, Believes: that the mark of the beast will be for the whole world? Sharia world? Is Zionism a conspiracy theories?

   Only the US embassy in Israel along with Brazil was necessary for the world rise of the extreme right Zionists and the world division of the world in 2 blocks (West vs. East)

  Blue Scissors = Chaos
  Red Scissors = Order

   First we will see this world rise of new technologies together with wars (negative Delta) and then came order (Delta positive)? ex
  # 3.5 Delta positive
  # 3.5 Delta negative

Come soon #GT.

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Peachy - January 10, 2019

Assuming the UN is “the beast” then it would appear as though Jesus won’t be coming before 2030 indeed. In 2015 pretty much all nations signed the “sustainable goals” for the year 2030…that’s when there will be “one world power.”

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Holly - January 3, 2019

Any thoughts on the asteroid that NASA is predicting (96% certainty) to hit on July 21, 2027?

https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/pd/cs/pdc17/Chodas-Day2-Briefing.pdf

Could this be an end time event?

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    Tim McHyde - January 3, 2019

    Holly, by 2026 the earth’s orbit will change after being pelted by Wormwood and that asteroid will no longer be a threat.

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    Mike Anderson - January 5, 2019

    The asteroid is fictional as far as I can tell: “A hypothetical asteroid impact scenario will be presented… Although this scenario is realistic in many ways, it is completely fictional and does NOT describe an actual potential asteroid impact.” https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/pd/cs/pdc17/

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Jim Peterson - December 31, 2018

Tim: I always look forward to your New Years addition. Much to the disappointment of my Evangelical (AoG) friends Ive been able to show then that the biblical evidence of purgatory is almost greater than the pre-trib rapture. It gets then to read their Bible and not just parrot what they are told.

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Mark - December 30, 2018

I hope He comes sooner than that, but if He doesn’t, that allows many more people to get saved. Its a good thing!

The people Jesus says He never “knew” are not really Christians are they?. They have a ‘form’ of godliness, but “deny its power” This fits pretty well with the so-called Christians who are ‘works’, or ‘sacrifice’ oriented. They assume it is by their sacrificing or by their ‘own’ power/works that God ‘owes’ them their salvation.

My dad was a Jehovah’s Witness and I can remember going to the assemblies as a kid before 1975. I can’t remember a single witness who didn’t assume the end would come that year. It was a reality for them and a big disappointment when it didn’t happen. My dad left the religion shortly after. Many other Christian denominations, or individuals have predicted dates and been disappointed, which is why I suspect we are not supposed to set dates of His return, but He never said we couldn’t set dates He ‘wouldn’t’ return. You have a much better odds in that forecast. : )

I think the best reason we should always be ready is that none of us ever knows when ‘we’ will return to God. We have little control over that and it seems to be the best reason to always stay awake and be ready.

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Johan Pretorius - December 29, 2018

Hello Tim, as always I enjoyed this updated article. I have noticed there are mainly two groups of people normally reacting to this article:

1) The disappointed readers who are hoping for a longer period before the end times come to achieve certain goals like finishing school, college, university, marriage etc. These are mostly younger people who have long term plans and still see this current world as a challenge and looking forward long term and are excited about the future.

2) Then you get to the older readers who would like the end times to be sooner due to maybe health reasons, financial difficulties, unhappy marriage live, loneliness, loss of loved ones etc. Normally this group has reached a stage whereby they have had enough of this life and would just like to get out of this age ( I relate to this group and experience the same issues they are going through).

So it is very interesting to go through the comments that the people are posting and to try and understand their situations and feelings regarding this article.

The main thing I have noticed in the last months is of some people’s replies to comments placed by other people giving them advice and encouragement on their issues which is very encouraging for me to see the level of growth of some of your readers on this site. I do not know if these people are perhaps part of your fellowship groups or involved in some other ways but the level of their understanding and knowledge when replying to other people impresses me. I am not going to give any names as examples but I want to thank them for what they are doing and also it takes some workload of you Tim not to reply to each and every query or question being asked regarding your writings. This gives me a feeling that your and Katrina’s ministry is growing and more and more people are grasping and understanding what Yeshua preached and what law of Yehovah requires.

I am going through a tough time at the moment mentally but one thing I keep on doing is praying as best as I can and stick to Katrina’s hourly alarm clock, it does wonders to bring you back to Yehovah. I need to find a way to overcome this slump I am in at the moment and one way is to reread your articles on a regular basis including the comments to get some answers and encouragement to keep on going.

To all the supporters and regular readers, a new year is starting and the clock keeps on ticking closer and closer to 2022, 2024, 2026 and 2030. Let us keep on assisting each other and let’s hope we can escape all these things.

Tim and Katrina, keep up the good work and looking forward to more encouraging articles and especially you tube vlogs.

Bless you.

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    Julie Fuller - May 4, 2019

    What do you mean Katrina’s hourly alarm clock..I’m curious.?

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      Johan Pretorius - May 5, 2019

      Hello Julie, Katrina came up with a very useful tool whereby you set your phone alarm to go of every hour. Every time this happens you stop what you are doing and give a short prayer to Yehovah. This prayer can cover anything you would like to highlight at that point, if ou are stuck in traffic, you ask for patience or if you are in a difficult situation at work and need guidance from Yehovah or if you treated somebody bad and feel terrible about it then ask for forgiveness etc. As you can see it is a great tool to keep you in touch with Yehovah on a regular basis even if you do not have issues, it is a reminder that Yehovah is with us every moment and not only when it suit’s us. Hope this helps, if you need more advice please ask Tim and Katrina for more details, it certainly changed my life and brought me closer to Yehovah.
      Regards
      Johan

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Nes - December 29, 2018

So youre 100% sure that the end is going to come in 2026 and the lords return in 2030 or is it a possibility

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Ray Oberhardt - December 29, 2018

If anyone asks me about the timing of Christ’s return, I say well, we maybe have another 20 years, I don’t think we have another 100 or even 50 years, so I’d agree about the 2030 earliest date. But, I could be wrong.

There is one thing I’m puzzled about. I looked up the Greek used in Rev 20 for the Millennium – chillia which means thousands – plural, while for exactly one thousand used elsewhere it was chillias. The church through the ages has mostly taken that to mean the Christian era. Then after the Millennium, the devil was loosed. I think that the devil is loosed now – look around. It’s strange that the devil is to be loosed again after another 1000 years and after reigning with Christ, people could again be deceived. I think the Bible consistently intimates that Christ will return and we will forever be with the Lord. But, being 75 yo, I’ll know within 25 years.

Since Rev 13 identifies the geographic location of the beast empire, the Middle East (Leopard (Grecian empire), Bear(Persia), Lion(Babylon)), and other verses identifying the Islamic Caliphate as the 7th head that was wounded (Ottoman empire dismembered 1924) which comes back as the 8th, I think we’ll see that happen in 1924 on the 100th anniversary. Erdogan is working to make that happen, supported by Europe and the USA. That’s one big event I’m expecting. But I could be wrong.

Also the verse in Rev 17 – “…The beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” The Caliphate was an empire, officially it doesn’t exist but yet it does exist as Islam, united by religion and Sharia. I don’t know anything else that fits as well.

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    Mark - December 30, 2018

    I always was puzzled at the release of the Devil after the 1000 year reign of Christ.

    I think people mistake that millennium as a time when there will be no more death or pain and that’s just not so. It says a person who fails to live to 100 will be considered accursed and an 100 year old will still be considered a youth. (Isaiah 65:20) People will still die and the nations will have disputes that the King, Jesus Christ will settle. (Isaiah 2:4)

    My belief is that when Jesus rules from Jerusalem, He will be sitting on David’s throne and will rule the entire world by the Law of Moses. Israel will have 1000 years of relative peace and security, the likes of which the world has never known, yet when the Devil is let out, he deceives the entire world into attacking Jesus and the resurrected saints. Their number is like the sand of the seashore. This will only prove, forever, that sinful flesh cannot keep the Law of Moses, even under the most ideal of conditions. It’s sad but not entirely unexpected.

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Casey - December 26, 2018

Hi Tim. Ever since reading your article on why you believe in 2030 the world could end i have been very sad. I am about to graduate high school in 2019 and i always say, wow i will not have much of a life to live since most likely the world is going to end in 2030. You say you offer no proof but i think your dreams are some what proof and comfirmation. Plus you said as it get closer your dreams start to unfold. That really says it all.

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    Elizabeth Becker - December 28, 2018

    Casey,

    When I was your age I think I still believed in a pre-trib rapture. The imminency of Jesus’ return without warning scared me more and I remember feeling the same thing as you. I think all young people feel the way you feel regardless of what version of the rapture they believe in.

    If I can be of comfort to you, the world isn’t ending in 2030. Jesus is returning in 2030 to set everything the way it should be. Even tho you are young, I am sure you are aware of how the world is not right. Jesus is coming to set things right. Until then, keep living and loving. Those are two things Jesus wants. To give us life abundantly and for us to love. Peace be with you.

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      Casey - January 3, 2019

      Thanks for replying Elizabeth! I hope you are correct! Tim one more question sorry for bothering again but do you think that your dreams can also be a sign of something thats different other than prophcies?

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        Tim McHyde - January 3, 2019

        Casey, I don’t understand. I will answer your previous question that my dreams are only proof or confirmation for me. I share them for others to seek their own proof and confirmation. We each can get to see God’s answer to prayer and guidance in our life with practice.

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    Blaze - December 28, 2018

    Psalm 84:10 https://biblehub.com/psalms/84-10.htm

    Luke 10:24 https://biblehub.com/luke/10-24.htm

    Personally Tim, I never understood your complaint about having more time. It never made logical, rational sense to me, especially since you have those very same qualities.

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      Tim McHyde - December 29, 2018

      Blaze, although there are some exciting developments coming in the end time (healings, miracles, gospel of the kingdom, unity, etc.), I know very well it will be very different from the comfortable, convenient, free, leisurely time we enjoy now in our rich, developed Western democracies. If I’m honest, I admit I would like the end to come later than I think so I can enjoy more of this. Perhaps that will change as I become less Laodicean but also I don’t ever want to desire the day of the Lord (Amos 5:18).

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      Rachael - December 29, 2018

      I understand what you’re saying Blaze. I felt the same way. I thought Amos 5:18 was meant for those who were mocking the return of Jesus? I’m not understanding why anyone wouldn’t hope for all the horrible suffering etc to end in this world?

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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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    Tim McHyde - November 19, 2018

    Lynn, 10 days is simply Tishrei 1 (Rapture/Resurrection/End of Trib) to Tishrei 10 (Armageddon/Day of the LORD) just as I linked all over the place. As far as 1948 + 80 = 2028, yes that’s simple and like all other date calculations so far, overlooking what Jesus said about no man knows from the written word available so far in his day which yours is based on.

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    Darlynn - June 11, 2019

    Yes a 70 yr generation or 80 if by strength..but look at King Hezekiah and the extension by Grace of 15 years to his life… there is much prophecy in King Hezekiah to be learned about end time events. 1948 land of Israel 70 yr generation 2018… 1967 Jerusalem 50 year Jubilee 2018…..God said in Genesis He gives man 120 yrs ie Jubilee years…5778/2018 is the 120th Jubilee year…many rabbis have confirmed that the true calendar is off by 1 year so this year 5779/2019 has not started yet and we are still in 5778/2018… a Jubilee year. Every criteria has been met for a snatching away event to happen but if we are in an extended Grace period “so that all may come” then 1948 + 85 = 2033 which Jesus says will see the coming of the son of man…that is an event that ALL will see him coming on the clouds…that is not talking about the snatching away… so then 2033-7 =2026 .. at the last Trump could be at the end of 2nd term presidency or a child of Trump has run for president and won…one thing is for certain, the third temple preparations are almost complete and they have been sacrifcing for the last 4 years. Obama has been visiting the Seat of Satan ie Pergamon in Berlin every year for 10 years and it has been closed for the last 5 years and was to reopen this year but now it is delayed until 2024…does he know something? the second term of Trump? understand that Obama showed us who he was at the acceptance speech in Denver when he had them replicate the throne of zeus in the stadium and put his podium in the center to accept the nomination for president… Hitler did the same thing in Germany… he just recently on Passover gave another speech to the up and coming young European leaders like he was campaigning… something to think about.

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iGreg - October 16, 2018

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

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    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.

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    Harry Rogers - December 26, 2018

    iGreg,

    Certainly, at first glance, it would be easy to assume your notions are correct but as you develop a deep understanding by carefully reading scripture of whom the Antichrist will be you can be sure it is not Satan. Rather, this beast – the one we call the Antichrist, (man of lawlessness – son of perdition) and his accompanying false prophet does not fit your notion well.

    Instead, you can see the Antichrist is a man, empowered by Satan who know his time is short, to bring a man who is empowered to commit all evil against mankind and will, with all effort, work to destroy all Christians he can find.

    All of this to say that the Antichrist cannot be Satan because it in no way fits the narrative found in Mathew’s olivet discourse, Thessalonians, and of course, Daniel.

    Do not be deceived. Many Christians are asleep and in real danger of completely missing the escape of the soon to come end of days. Those that do will be surely persecuted to the point of death and torture. Most Christians will cave to cultural pressure and deceptive teachings that lure them away from salvation in Christ.

    Please do not be one of them.

    Be awake and alert. Pay attention with an open mind and willing to accept truth even if it challenges our faulty assumptions – this takes much backbone and willingness to accept beliefs that we are heavily vested in.

    Sadly, most are unwilling to part of with notions that they have spent their careers, lives, and name on because it os much easier to believe a lie than it is the hard truth.

    Be well.

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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).

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Tamara Derry - June 6, 2018

Tim,
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.

Tamara

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    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.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - April 15, 2018

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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.

Peace!

Mark

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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.

Peace!

Mark

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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:

https://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/december-2009/the-glorious-appearing-of-jesus-christ/comment-page-1/#comment-1663771

***….” 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).”… ****

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David Price - February 26, 2018

Mark,

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.

David

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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.

Peace
Mark.

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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.

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    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 =).

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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.

Mark

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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.

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    Tim McHyde - January 23, 2018

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

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      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!!

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        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.

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          Tate - May 16, 2018

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

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          Zachary Miller - May 17, 2018

          Tate,

          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).

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          Tate - May 17, 2018

          Awesome can you provide a link I can’t accessnanything

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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

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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.

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    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.

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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.

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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.

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    Tim McHyde - December 30, 2017

    George, you are actually correct there are two harvests or two raptures like you see in Ruth. However you have the timing wrong. There is only one rapture/quickening for this age of righteous (first 6000 years) and one for those who choose God’s way in the next period, after the Milennium. That’s why there are three resurrections yet

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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!!!

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shannon campbell - November 13, 2017

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

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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.

Blessings!

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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.

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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

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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!

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    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.

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Cody carver - September 16, 2017

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

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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.

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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!

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Sue W - 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!

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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…

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    Tim McHyde - May 9, 2017

    Janne, I understand, but there is no reason to worry. Unlike everyday salvation that many miss acquiring before they die, the end times promises in Mt 24:14 to bring the saving Gospel of the Kingdom to everyone on the planet before it comes. They will be warned and able to be saved. Elijah will make sure of it. Otherwise God’s end time escape plan is not very good!

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Abad - May 7, 2017

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

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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

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    eli cumbo - December 24, 2017

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

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    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.

    PRAISE THE LORD!!!

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Rob - May 3, 2017

Tim,
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.

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    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.

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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.

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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 ?

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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 😉

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Deanne - April 9, 2017

Tim,

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!

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Demagogic Gaming - April 8, 2017

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

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Ktull - April 7, 2017

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

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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!

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    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.”

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      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.

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Mnu - March 20, 2017

Please take note that today, 2017/03/20 Damascus is in ruins.
TAKE NOTE OF THIS VERSE:
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

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    Tim McHyde - March 20, 2017

    Mnu, ruins? Damascus is a city, the oldest continuous city and still the capital of Syria! When it’s turned to “ruins and ceases to be a city” (Isaiah 17:1), it will make headlines. It is not fulfilled yet, but maybe next decade.

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Kandi - March 20, 2017

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

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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!

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    Tim McHyde - March 20, 2017

    Greg, that does not make any sense him saying be ready because you don’t know when the earth ends. That event comes some 2000 years after the rapture when we’re all glorified beings anyway. It won’t hurt us! Or was he talking about not knowing the “destruction of the earth” timing when he said the same thing about not knowing the day or hour in Mt 25:13 at the end of the Parable of the Virgins, also about the rapture? Sept 2017 is debunked here, btw. Nothing will happen, as always happens on the days things are predicted.

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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:)

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    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.

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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?

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    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.

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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!!

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    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?

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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

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    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

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      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.

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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?

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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.

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    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. =)

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Mike Bias - January 24, 2017

Tim,

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.

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      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.

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        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).

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    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.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

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    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.)

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      Mark - December 30, 2018

      The apostles were eager to know when Jesus would come back and establish His Kingdom so it is natural any Christian will be prophesy oriented and we really are too. All the books and movies that have sold very well testify to that. I love prophesy and don’t want to miss a thing.

      Jesus told the Pharisees they were so busy ‘diligently’ searching the scriptures, they missed the fact that the One those very scriptures foretold was standing right in front of them. I think the lesson there is to always hold fast to all prophesy, but also, don’t ignore what is right there in plain sight. Most people didn’t realize it at the time, that many of the old testament prophesies were actually being fulfilled right in front of them, in their own time, 2000 years ago. I have a strong feeling most people won’t know when the rest of the prophesies begin to reach their fulfillment either. The Bible says that people have entertained angels without knowing it, so I agree with you prophesy is all about Him. His-story.

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    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!!

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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?

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    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.

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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.

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    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

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      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.

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    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.”

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      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…

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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.

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    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 =).

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      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?

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        Felicia - January 23, 2017

        https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=aZzGwdBVcF0

        Richard, Wow that’s crazy that you say that it makes so much sense! Check out the video I attached in this comment. That guy is saying the same thing as you except he mentions a few other reasons why he believes it will be 2030.

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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.

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    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.

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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.

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    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.

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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.

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    Tim McHyde - January 1, 2017

    Raddo, Compare him to this as I do with all prophets: http://escapeallthesethings.com/true-false-prophet

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    Tyler - April 17, 2019

    Has he brought out the 10 plagues of Egypt yet??? The prophet Elijah will do this as much as sees fit and the world will be angry at him, but it is God who is delivering the plagues through him that their anger is put towards, so much so that God will allow the antichrist to kill Elijah, to overcome him, but all owe christ a physical death including Elijah…

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rich hava - January 1, 2017

tim……

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

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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.

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    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.

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    Tyler - April 17, 2019

    The devil and his demons are allowed to make us sick.

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John Mahar - December 31, 2016

Keep sharing the truth,Love your dedication.

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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.

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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.

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Soni - December 31, 2016

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

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richard - December 31, 2016

John,
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.

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    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.

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      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!!!

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        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.

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          Matty - April 22, 2019

          If you were to die today without repenting of your sins before God and putting your faith in, believing in, and trusting in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus crucified, arose. Then yes, you will be going to hell. If you miss the first rapture because you are not a Christian there is still time for you to accept Christ but more than likely your faith will cost you your life for not following and taking the Mark of the beast . The Bible says not to fear man who can only kill the body but rather to fear God you can cast both body and soul into hell. Who in their right mind would choose an eternity in hell over an eternity in heaven with God. Satan wants to take as many souls with him to hell as he possibly can and will cast strong delusions and deceptions over the population of the earth. Yet God in His mercy will still raise up and send forth evangelists and angels to preach the Gospel of Christ around the world during the tribulation. REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND!

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        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

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      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”

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        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.

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      Tyler - April 17, 2019

      Atheism Racism Nationalism Terrorism Socialism Communism Marxism Islamism Catholicism Protestantism Lutherism Baptism Judaism Buddhism Hinduism. All isms have one thing in common, no true love. Christianity separate from man’s denominations however, has no ism. Ism means man made tradition and theology, but no unconditional love. All the ism’s base love on works, all of them, “you must do this or that to be loved”. It does not sound divine or in the case of the atheist, wise to live by an ism.

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Tim McHyde - December 25, 2016

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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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      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.

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        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

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          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.

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      Harry Rogers - December 26, 2018

      Curious, Susan. While I see your passion I wonder how it is you know for a fact and without a doubt bu then can not explain how you know your facts.

      I would encourage you to read things such as Tim’s articles with an open mind and a prayerful heart before jumping too quickly to words of correction.

      Be well~

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      Julie Fuller - January 5, 2019

      Hi Susan

      I’d like to know how you know…Is it something you feel in your spirit? I sometimes think as you do also but then again, I wonder if I have some dread..I hope not because if Jesus isn’t coming for awhile I’d like to know!

      Regards, Julie

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      Jules - January 9, 2019

      Curious how is it that you know but yet can’t tell us how you know. If not even Jesus or the angels know why do you? Not trying to be mean but if you could elaborate that would be awesome.

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    •••• - April 22, 2019

    So how do you feel about Israel police saying about the sacrifice on Temple Mount next year?

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