Psalm 83 predicts more than just the next end-time event. When I asked God if my date 2022 projection was going to fail, he showed me the next prophecy after that in the last three verses that are parallel to the prophecy Jesus gave as the preparation before the end comes... And later gave someone I trust a specific date...
Update: Never April, But Spring 2022
As the main article below (published in March) relates, I prayed for confirmation about "April 2022" as the deadline by which Damascus was destroyed, then just over a year away, and received encouraging new revelation from God on Psalm 83 in response.
Soon after that confirmation, a saint who I fellowship with messaged me. They had received a word about the exact date of the destruction of Damascus "400 days" from the day they received the word! However, the date did not fall in April as I had in mind. This gave me some trouble at first until I prayed about it. Then two things came to light:
- The date was still in the same timeframe of Spring 2022 which is all God may have intended to confirm below.
- After that, I searched through all my articles for the word "April." To my surprise, I learned that I never specified exactly April as the war timing. What I had written in my main article on the topic was "The end of Damascus can happen before or after Zach's healing [in April]". I think April got stuck in my head because I had talked about the war so much in fellowship that I began saying "April 2022" as shorthand for the timing.
Shortly before or after April of any year would be best referred to quickly as spring. Spring 2022 is the original deadline by which I expect Damascus to be gone. That's what I wished to make clear in this update. I'm sorry if I confused anyone (after confusing myself).
Honestly, I expected to simply wake up one morning with the news that Damascus was destroyed. I expected to take it on faith without further confirmation. So to have not just one but two now from two different sources is very humbling. For me personally, this matter is established. Take it to your prayer closet and ask God for your own confirmation and more importantly, what you should do about it if it's true that the kick-off event to the end time timeline is imminent.
April 2022 Is Under A Year Away 🙁
A few years ago, I shared publicly my conviction on a deadline for the destruction of Damascus (Isa 17 = Ps 83): April 2022.
As the time left for this deadline was whittled down to only a year or so, I felt some anxiety. Would I turn out to be wrong and branded a false prophet by those who glossed over the fact that I never said “thus saith the Lord” but was only sharing my conviction for their consideration to take to their prayer closet? It was a real possibility. As Paul said that we “see through a glass darkly” when it comes to what we hear from God (1Co 13:12). We may easily misunderstand, get it wrong, and have a humbling “learning experience” when we put ourselves out there regarding what we are convicted that God has shown us.
As is my custom with nearly everything, I immediately talked to God about it. I told him that if I misunderstood what he had shared with me then I will look like a fool, just another failed date-setter but that’s OK, I can accept that. When you follow God be prepared to look wrong or foolish some of the time, just like the Israelites did as God led them into a dead-end at the shore of the Red Sea with the Egyptian army bearing down on them.
God’s response to that thought floored me. A few days later when I was unable to sleep I opened up my Bible to continue reading through it in the hope of finding some comfort. I was in the psalms and happened to reach Psalm 83, the prophetic psalm about this coming Mideast nuclear war that ends with the destruction of Damascus. I know it so well that I was tempted to skip it, not expecting to find any comfort for my suffering there. I reread it anyway, and, to my surprise, I saw something new and exciting I had completely missed until now…
A Reluctant Date-Setter
So how did I get myself in this position? To be sure, I never wanted to be a “date-setter.” Long-time readers will remember the many articles I have written to debunk popular prophecy theories attached to dates (like 2012, the Shemitah, the Revelation 12 Woman). Even as early as after “Y2K” (Jan 2000), I could see how obvious it was that as soon as someone published a prophecy theory with a date attached to it the theory was destined to fail and be proven false every time. No exceptions. Therefore to set a date of my own for a Bible prophecy was the last thing I wanted to do.
But God got a hold of me and changed my thinking that it was foolish to ever set a date. I got there by an unexpected turn of events in my life. Starting in 2012 to my surprise God began to give me dreams about my and my family’s future and even the end times (see my Support Team content to read them). Through some reasonable deduction, a couple of the dreams seemed to reveal the timing of this very first event on my Revelation Roadmap end time timeline, the Mideast Nuclear war that leaves Damascus a ruinous heap (Isaiah 17:1).
I doubted that this revelation on timing was some reward just for me. I felt I was to share it—not with the world, mind you, as if to warn everyone like some kind of watchman which I am not. Rather, only with those readers who valued my work enough to support it. Those were the ones who could possibly entertain the idea that God gave me a date to plug into the timeline he had helped me put together. I already knew well the value of having a real approaching date attached to a prophecy to make people pay better attention to God’s word. We’re all distracted by the cares of this world and could use a sense of urgency to convict us to prepare spiritually for the end. Sharing my conviction on timing could provide a valuable benefit for readers, which is why I considered going against my better judgment on date setting.
Still, in my mind, only someone who is not familiar with the failed track record of Christian date-setting would put out dates of their own. I did not want to be a fool.
Date Setting As A Red Flag Depends On Its Rationale
My dreams got me to see something I was missing in my conclusion after decades of debunking prophecy dates theories. Namely that prophetic dates always fail and only fools set dates. That was not accurate. I saw instead that the real problem was that all of the popular theories that readers asked me to debunk were conceived by taking Bible verses out of context and making humanistic reasoning on their meaning or timing based on some arbitrary calculation. These always failed because the human mind does not see the future. The prophets and saints in the Bible came up with dates differently. When giving timing for a prophecy, it always came by divine revelation from the only One who does see the future.
For example, Joseph’s prophecy of seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine came directly from the dream God gave Pharoah. As you may recall, Pharaoh’s dream pictured seven healthy cows and seven healthy heads of grain along with seven thin, sickly cows and seven thin, scorched heads of grain. Joseph did not have to invent anything or read into the Word of God to make his date-based prediction about what was going to happen over the next 14 years in Egypt.
In other words, I was reminded from my own dreams that date-setting of itself was not wrong as I thought since the prophets themselves sometimes set dates. The problem was date-setting based on humanistic reasoning apart from revelation from God.
Ironically, the only prophecy theories that spread widely were those with some persuasive argument for why they must happen at such and such a time. This makes sense as you are not likely to put much stock in what a stranger on the Internet says God told them. You cannot verify that. Yet if they pull verses out of context in the Bible and give you an intriguing explanation for why they are about some planetary conjunction coming in a few months, you can follow their deductions and come to the same conclusion. At least to the point that you are left afraid to just ignore their theory in case they are right. Uncertain either way, you then forward it to your friends to ask their opinion...who then do the same, making it go viral.
The New Insight Into Psalm 83
So what did God show me about Psalm 83 that I had missed all these years? It had to do with the final three verses: 16-18. Once the prophetic description of the outcome of the Mideast War ends in verse 15:
Psalm 83:13-18 — 13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like straw before the wind. 14 As fire burns a forest, as a flame blazes through mountains, 15 so pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your storm.Article continues below...
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16 [A] Cover their faces with shame [B] so that they will seek Your name Yahweh.
17 [A] Let them be put to shame and terrified forever; let them perish in disgrace. 18 May they know that You alone—[B] whose name is Yahweh—are the Most High over all the earth.
Do you see anything strange about the psalmist’s requests in these verses? What I noticed for the first time that night was how these verses implied there were three results from the war:
- People would see some connection between the defeat of Israel’s enemies with nuclear bombs and the hand of God.
- That the enemies of Israel just burnt up or even those left alive watching would seek God.
- That they would know God’s personal name.
None of those apparent outcomes of the war made sense to me. You would not expect the unleashing of weapons of mass destruction on people for them to learn anything, or for those watching to conclude that God was involved, or to seek him. Least of all would you expect God’s personal name to be learned from it.
The next moment it came to me that these verses are not implying that the war directly causes any of this. These verses are instead merely telling us that the war is a prerequisite or dependency for a following prophetic event that will accomplish all three of those requests of the psalmist.
The Next Prophecy - Matthew 24:14 = Ps 83:16-18
What’s next, even on my timeline, is not definite from the clues in end-time prophecy. The grave loss of life from the Psalm 83 war causes Israel to open up immigration for non-Jews. This allows saints of all nationalities to move to the place of safety in Judea when the time comes. It also allows for the Third Temple to be built although no prophecy tells us when exactly that happens, only that it must happen before the Great Tribulation. Yet before the temple is built and before saints begin to move to Judea, I would argue that the next prophetic event is the one that Jesus said signals the end:
Matthew 24:14 (HCSB) — This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a testimony to all nations. And then the end will come.
I’m convinced that Elijah is the one who will restore that good news that Jesus taught but Christianity does not. Elijah already must appear as the one who calls the saints to Judea (Mal 4:5-6=Joel 2:32). I believe the warning call to gather is sent out along with the gospel of the kingdom.
How does this connect to Psalm 83? One thing I have known for a long time is that Elijah restores the knowledge of God’s name that the prophets of the Old Testament used: YHVH or, with the full vowels, “Yehovah”. Joel 2:32 tells us that the survivors in Judea called there will know God’s name and call upon it. This requires a prophet to reveal and teach this since Christianity does not know or teach God’s name and Judaism has a tradition of suppressing God's personal name.
That’s how the answer to the Psalm 83:16-18 mystery came to me. It says twice that after the war, people will seek and know “your name [is] Yehovah.” Nowhere else in the Bible can you find a prophecy where it says that “...God, whose name is Yehovah,...” It’s just assumed in every passage that this is known. Psalm 83 seems to prophecy when it will be taught to the world that, “God is the most high over the whole earth, whose name, by the way, is Yehovah”. This for me is a clear reference to the work of Elijah in preaching the Good News of the Kingdom. I expect Elijah to do this in Israel after the war opens up the borders for him and those who respond to his call to relocate there.
By the way, the year I expect the Good News of the Kingdom to go out is 2024. It continues until 2026 when Wormwood hits and ends civilization and the Internet infrastructure used to spread the Gospel into every country (and even if not everyone has internet access, TV, newspaper, and word of mouth takes care of the offline population once the internet delivers it to their country). At that point, the baton of continuing the witness across the world goes from Elijah to the specially protected 144,000 who spread it by word of mouth like the apostles did. That’s why I say Psalm 83 may give us the events of both 2022 and 2024.
Was God Reassuring Me About 2022?
For me, this is not just an exciting revelation for a fuller understanding of a key prophecy that I get to share with you. I also feel it is God’s answer to my prayer above about whether I should brace myself to look like a fool or a “false prophet” should no Psalm 83 fulfillment happen over the next year.
This of course is highly subjective and open to interpretation, but for God to expand my knowledge on the very prophecy I asked him about struck me immediately as intended to give me reassurance. Something like:
“Don’t worry, I got you, Tim. In fact, let me reveal even more about this prophecy that you’re asking about because it is indeed coming soon on schedule. It’s time you understood it fully.”
Another reason I think this insight was sent now to confirm the timing is that I don’t get insights like this frequently anymore. It has been a long time since I have gotten one. They used to come regularly, enough to write an article based on a new insight almost every month. When I entered my season of trials in spring 2020, the insights stopped coming. I did not have to wonder why. I knew God was not wanting me to worry about writing for a time so I could focus on how he was teaching and growing me up in faith and in other matters. I have prayed a long time for “gold refined in the fire” (Rev 3:18) and it definitely came in this season. Insights on prophecy were replaced with insights on overcoming anxiety, fear, loss of control, and how to trust God for more things than I ever imagined (like sleep when my insomnia is bad). If you noticed that my writing and email output has slowed during this time period, this is why.
"Prove All Things", "Test Prophetic Words"
Once again, I could very well be wrong as God has never spoken to me or given me a vision of a bright neon sign saying “Isaiah 17 happens in 2022!”. All I know is that with this coming sabbath year cycle of 2024-2031 things continue to develop in the world (2 Tim 3, COVID-19) and my own personal life (hard testing, meeting prophets) that never did in the lead up to any of the other cycles I was watching (2003-2010; 2010-2017; 2017-2024).
It's up to you to seek God yourself on this in light of what the Bible teaches on proving all things (1Th 5:21) and judging every prophetic word shared in the church body carefully (1Co 14:29).
If you hear also that time is short, then I encourage you to use that as inspiration to seek God on what to do to prepare spiritually so that when you wake up that morning in 2022 with the confirmation in the news that the end really is nigh, you will at least know you are as ready as you could be. If you want help, my support team articles have plenty of guidance on areas of repentance to trust God for answers and guidance like he gives me more and more regularly.
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Jen, it’s explained in my book Know the Future why it has to be pretrib. There will be global peace under the iron rule of the Antichrist in the Tribulation and no independent nations starting war, same as the Millennium under Christ. This leaves only pretrib for the Mideast war to happen.Reply
I agree with all the analyses that point to the imminent return of Christ.
Jesus said that nobody knows the exact date, so it is futile for us to guess it.
However, there is an astronomical calendar and there is a spiritual one.
Jesus will return when the spiritual time is up for human self rule – as the Scripture says, this will be the time of total depravity (disobedience to God’s laws). Think about Sodom: why would God destroy a city with many children? – because all these children had no chance but to go to hell.
Similarly, today’s children are actively taught to reject God’s laws (schools and universities with homosexual and transgender mandates) – time is up!
It seems that the time when the Prophet comes is a looooong ways away when bad news keep coming and coming nearly every day. The World Economic Forum and their minions in governments around the world, keep pushing and pushing and pushing trying to mandate THE vaccine over EVERYONE. I may have to soon leave my work if my city too mandates it. I absolutely do NOT trust this fake vaccine. It is a social control measure and who knows for sure what is in it. Perhaps the Mideast war prophetic event in 2022 will slow (but won’t get rid of) the absolute nonsense and evil around the Covid issue and the frickin’ Great Reset push gets blown away.Reply
Timothy, to escape and live in to Judea I expect vaccination will be mandatory since Israel is already going that direction. But even if obeying God requires you to drink poison you will be OK. No need to trust a vaccine when you trust God who knows you must take it to obey him.Reply
I am bit late but, Tim I would ask you to reconsider on the vaxxx. More and more information is coming out that it has something directly related to the mixing of Clay and Iron in Daniel. Also some guys digging the bible code are pointing toward the high probability that the MRNA may be a proto-type for the “mark” and may contain the genetic sequence to turn those who don’t get killed by it outright into “cybernetic Nephilim”. Based of the numbers if they get their 70% across the board it will truly be the days of Noah where pureblood humans (or mostly pureblood) will become harder to find then unicorns.
Reconsider what? That COVID vaccines are related to the mark of the beast? It’s impossible that they are the mark because the beast and false prophet are not ruling yet. Also we’re not told to worry about things related or “precursors.” That’s speculation of man and not the clear word of God—which we read literally for instructions and not by dissecting it subjectively into “Bible codes.”
Look, you may not be 100% pure dna already! Thankfully, that’s not a salvation issue and you’re also not Noah tasked with rebooting the human race with your pure human DNA.
Taking the vaccine is a medical question. It’s not a sin question or even a spiritual matter. As such it’s a matter of choice. Each can pray to God on what they should do and one person can receive a different answer from the next. The theory spread on the Internet that this a moral black-and-white issue is based on speculation and tenuous assumptions.
One fact that is commonly overlooked in speculative theories like yours is that when the Mark of the beast comes we won’t have to speculate like that. It will be announced to the whole world what it is and don’t take it and why not (Rev 14:9-11). If the Covid vaccine was that bad we would get a similar warning.
It’s time to stop speculating about the devil under every rock and get back to our work of loving our neighbor as ourselves in trust/love of God (Mt 7:12). That’s the narrow path, not avoiding “mark precursors.” 😊Reply
I’ve spent a lot more time than the average person getting informed about the vaccines, and am avoiding them as long as I can for health reasons, even the superior upcoming Novavax taken with spike protein blocking prophylaxis. But I know other believers who weighed the evidence and took one of the gene therapies. And what is more powerful, the natural physical consequences of the injection or the One who can give us health on His schedule for the asking?
A danger for Christians at this juncture is to get caught up in siding with those exposing lies and injustices, but not admitting that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Occultist, gnostic, and proponent of human freedom Rudolph Steiner was concerned as early as 1902 that a future injection would eliminate mankind’s potential for spirituality. Beware of the gnostic revival, when “good” news might come nearly every day.Reply
I agree with the skepticism. Mandatory vaccines for travel, work, etc… It is all heading in one direction – can’t buy or sell without it. Consider also Revelations 18:23. “The light of a lamp will not shine in you (the great city Babylon) any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery.” The word ‘sorcery’ in strong translates to ‘pharmakeia’, or pharmacy. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g5331/kjv/tr/0-1/?fbclid=IwAR1J6EjSLCAGtVPzBWQa-ELkJ7HpVYuAAEu_QTyMQvtF1c4sRu6yLRb-Ad8
So it is highly likely the mark will come from the pharmaceutical industries. People will not just take it to buy or sell, they will take it for fear of disease, or because they think it (and not Christ) is a savior, and they are being a good Samaritan. They will be DECEIVED.
Then consider the key ingredient of these vaccines: mRNA (never before used in a vaccine and still part of a clinical trial). So it interacts with your genes. Who likes doing that? Well, Satan. The Fallen angels slept with people to create nephilim/humanoid offspring, thus messing with the human genome, and God had to send the flood to wipe them all out and start over. The end times will be as in the days of Noah.
Further, if the end times are indeed close, it should be obvious the people who run this world, and encourage you to take this, are Satan’s people. They are evil and liars. They lie about the virus even existing. Government leaders everywhere say deaths are attributed to covid either ‘from’ OR ‘WITH’, meaning you can die of a heart attack but they’ll still put you in the covid column if you’ve been diagnosed with it. And the testing to diagnose is completely false. PCR test was created by Kary Mullis, who won a nobel prize for it, and said it is not reliable for diagnosis. Funny how no one in the media mentions that. Tells you a lot. It can only ever deliver false positives or negatives, or flip flop between the two, and at times over the last year and a half the threshold has been changed on a whim, meaning the same result might have yielded a positive one year but not the next. They have still never even isolated the virus in a lab. Hmm I wonder why? Makes it a lot more obvious why they had to use a gene sequence in the vaccine…. cause they don’t have any isolated viral material to work with. But how do you create a gene sequence for something you can’t even isolate? Beats me.
What else? Well, in the end times, the righteous will be hated. Aren’t we seeing a lot of hate directed towards protestors? In some cases, governments are doing all they can to shut them down and prevent their voice. In a democracy, this should cause outrage. Government is designed to serve the people, not dictate to them. Protesting is a fundamental right in a democratic society – yet they are being persecuted. In the end times, the righteous will be persecuted…
Now I don’t know if this is the end times or not, if it is the mark or not, but it is somewhat immaterial, because when something resembles the mark so completely in SPIRIT, we should definitely not take it. Our spirit and heart is what God is most concerned with, so we need to show that we stand with him. Even if we can’t work. Even if we can’t travel. Even in the face of persecution. Even if we can’t buy or sell. Even unto death. Is it worth taking a jab, at the risk of your salvation? Tim says ‘no need to trust a vaccine when you trust God’… now that part is true. So why take it? Don’t trust the vaccine to work. Trust God to work. If God needs to get you to Judea or any other place, he can get you there, vaccine or not. He’s God. He can do anything. Trust Him! Do not trust Gates, Biden, Trump, Fauci, and all the rest of Satan’s people.Reply
I have appreciated your work and dedication to seeking wisdom and pray for you each time you come to mind. Frankly, as a long time supporter, I would rather ask these questions outside the forum.
I wrestle with one/two thing/s that seems to undermine a lot of your foundational assumptions for me. I find it hard to believe that God is not big enough to have a victorious church awaiting his return and why does prophecy have to be fufilled twice? What did Satan tell his “angels” to get them to rebel and how was that not proven false at the cross and the last gasp of Satan as Christianity spread like wildfire.
I find myself wondering if much of prophecy was already fulfilled by the time of Nero and that we have been marching forward with ever increasing quality of life and care of the most needy because of the work by Christians in the world.
Evil in society has certainly been worse and life has never been better for mankind. What if much of prophecy is fulfulled and we are now working slowly towards the church learning to be the bride He planned for. That, although surrounded by the world, ( who will be surprised by His return) are not in it and continue to bring Gods kingdom and benefits to mankind as they have throughout history.
On this basis we would have a long way to go, not a year, so if your dates don’t happen, maybe we should give some thought to a truly triumphant God not one sneaking out his church who were unable to overcome Satan’s power on earth through the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
Rocky, Thank you. It’s not a question of God’s power but us deciding how it should be for our mental comfort and sensibilities. God’s ways are not our ways. For example, when Christ is shown in heaven for the first time in Revelation, it’s not as the victorious lion of Judah, but as the slain lamb, his weakest moment of defeat on the cross. Likewise, God has decided to let Satan conquer the saints and martyr or enslave most (Rev 13:7).
Evil has gotten worse because technology has amplified it. Life has gotten better for some, but more disconnected, stressful, and sickly for most (1 in 3 get cancer; not to speak of Autism, Alzeihmers, etc.). Just read my article on how people are worse and more evil than ever due to technology to see why civilization has already peaked and has been declining for over a decade.Reply
I spend a lot of my time working with teenage children in a western nation. I can say from first-hand experience that the Christian church has long lost the ability to influence our youth, and probably many other age groups, of this present age of evil.
I spent 20+ years “being” a Christian across several denominations, mostly Pentecostal, and from my then-closeted view of the world, most things were going well. Since taking off my rose-coloured glasses and mixing it up with non-Christians a whole lot more than I used to, I can tell you that the majority of people in the churches I frequented had a very similar view of the world. That is, all is going fine and the Christian church can and will build the Kingdom of God on this earth, given enough time.
I have spent quite a few years now observing the fruit Satan’s influence over our youth. He and his minions have hijacked the minds of our children and there is no hope left among humanity. We are on a downhill death spiral and if God was to simply stand by and watch while the Christian church “saved the world”, there would be little left of this world to salvage in a few year’s time.Reply
Hi Tim! Glad to learn that you are moving from strength to strength health wise. May Jehovah Rapha continue to rejuvenate you and your family to enable you fulfill your mission and vision. Shalom.Reply
Tim, thanks again for the update and the reason it may be later than most would expect because now I truly understand the refining process we all may have to go thru in some way or another! I believe it is almost necessary to allow that process to prepare us for what’s to come and possibly help others to know there is an “Escape” plan if we are willing to endure.Reply
I have read many of your articles and tend to agree fully. My only question is with the tension between Russia and Ukraine do you believe the timeline could move forward more quickly than previously thought? Thanks!Reply
Michael, Ukraine and Russia are not in prophecy apart from the attack of Russia on the USA.Reply
I just don’t see it happening this decade…Jesus said it would be like the days of Noah and somewhere else He says it will be like the days of Lot. The days of Noah: the participants in those days were continually evil in thought and deed. And all flesh had been corrupted in one shape form or another, this was why the Nephilim were able to come back post-flood because at least somebody on the Ark must have had Nephilim genes, perhaps one of the three wives (most likely Ham’s wife as more Giants came out of his lineage than the other two shem/japeth). No Angel would dare fall into the same sin as the original Fallen watchers after seeing the judgement imposed on their fellow Angelic Beings.
Anyway, I just don’t see that happening now where all thought and action is continually evil. Sure we are beginning to see Fallen Angel activity such as was in those days, especially in the days of Jared (Noah’s great Grandfather I believe) when the Angel landed on Mr Hermon.
I’m not sure how the days of LOT falls in place with all this, and I know you have an article on this but I feel like you really didn’t give it justice as to a well-thought-out explanation on the subject matter.
Is sin really at that boiling point, where God is just that fed up as he was with the Canaanites in Abraham’s day?? He allotted the Canaanites 400 some odd years for the fullness of their sin and for Israel to grow into a multitude. Is Mystery Babylon (America) really at that point where a thousand nukes will obliterate her? I don’t know but I think we have a bit of boiling to do… I could be wrong.Reply
You’re referring to this scripture, “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.” Matt. 24:37-39
Be disciplined to read and interpret our Lord’s words in context. He gives clarity to “as it was in the days of Noah” by explaining that people were caught completely off guard by the flood. The wicked have a sudden appointment with God’s judgement and justice. This gives us all the more immediate cause to repent and trust the Savior and direct others to do the same. We see the signs. We know He is coming soon! But we don’t know how exactly how much time we have left. The stage is set. Jesus could return at any moment.
Jesus expressly warns us not to be deceived by any person’s teaching or by the alluring or terrorizing nature of sin. Sin may not seem so bad, but that’s because of the grace and Spirit of God currently at work in us. The moment that light is taken away and His wrath is fully revealed, the world will immediately descend into darkness. This has happened historically on the national scale (soon will happen on a global scale) and is why we are warned to be wisely filled with the Word/Spirit of God and wait for our Bridegroom’s return with lamps full of that oil.
“Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36
Like Lot fleeing from Sodom, we must rely on the Lord to make us strong enough to totally abandon this world when He returns and not look back.Reply
Tim, I haven’t followed you for some time but from reading your latest comments about the Father’s Name, I must ask what are your thoughts about the position of most Christians not knowing our Father’s Name; nor do they know the Son’s Hebrew name? They say there is no other name by which we must be saved; but they don’t know his real name! I am really concerned for them!Reply
ERV, name also means authority but even as name, it does not mean you need to know the name to be saved, but be “under” it. God is not legalistic for salvation but judges on the heart.Reply
Tim, what do you think of the possibility of Hosea 6: 2 being counted from 70, destruction of the Jerusalem temple, and the second coming in 2070?Reply
Rumulo, everyone reads 2000 years into that passage but I don’t see it, nor does it specify any event with its start or end…Reply
Hi Tim, I like your stuff but I have a wrench or 2 to throw into the works. The 144k is a symbolic number and not necessarily an exact count. In Dan. 9 were told that “he” would confirm the covenant with “many” for 1 week. Most people believe that the “he” is the anti-christ. The prophecy is not about anti-christ but about the nation of Israel, the Jewish people and the coming of messiah. Anti-christ does not “cut a covenant” (brit), he forces ALL to take a mark. The early church was exclusively Jewish except for some gentile converts to Judaism. The 144k are those who departed Judaism to follow the Lamb wherever He went. Rev. 14 says that they were the “first fruits” not the last & that they were virgins undefiled with women (religion) Ezk. relates this best. It’s not a gender thing (it’s ok to be female) The 144k was the church that left Judaism & did not return (virgins undefiled)
Were also told in Dan. 9 that “desolations” are determined till the end of the war, (no sacrifice, no offering, no temple). This is a bold statement considering how many people are waiting for a third temple to be built, they are waiting in vain & many will be deceived because of it. There are also many who are waiting to be raptured away as well. This is not going to happen & the great falling away which is occurring now will heighten when the ?? Anti-Christ?? is revealed. If that’s what happens in actuallity. Anti-Christ already sits in the temple of God, Luk 19:12 tells us that 7 of 10 would not have Him to rein over them.
What I am saying is this; no temple, no sacrifice, no 144k last fruits & no rapture until the Lord returns (1 time not 2).
I would be happy to know your thoughts on these things, I also have much to say on the falling away, the tribulation & the reason why Jesus said that He didn’t know many who worked miracles in His name, (obviously believers).
God bless you
Have you given any thought that the abomination of desolation doesn’t happen with an outside temple, but an inside one, such as your body? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7riorRThrY – This video got me thinking.. hopefully you don’t immediately reject this idea and give it some thought like I did.Reply
Yahshua, I’ve considered many ideas including that but there’s no reason to allegorize “temple” when the plain literal meaning makes perfect sense, the best sense in context (i.e., “when you SEE the abomination (external thing visible to eyes), RUN”).Reply
Iran’s fixation on all things nuclear heating up. Just in time.
Somehow this article bypassed my Gmail alerts. Oh well, better late than never.
I have a quiet confidence that 2022 will kickstart events, but anxious that maybe it won’t. There’s a small group I want to open with more about all this but waiting until this event so that there’s more concrete proof. Funnily enough, this group has also been getting the sense that the end is close, so I have hope they will join us in the place of safetyReply
Thanks for the article. I’ve enjoyed reading although I’m so afraid of the end times I can’t bare to imagine it.
1. I was going to email you separately but I was looking through your rapture material and I am struggling with why the rapture won’t be pre trib? A lot of people are getting revelations from God that tell them it is, strong Christians like yourself. So who says who is right if everyone is getting revelations that they are discerning?
I struggle with the rapture mimicking the Galilean wedding ceremony. The similarities are crazy. Us the bride and Jesus our bridegroom. there’s a lot of research on it but can you address this? The movie Before the Wrath is the #1 Christian movie in the world right now and has many theologians standing behind this view. I’m struggling.
2. so Elijah comes after the 2022 Damascus destruction? It definitely happens in the next year or it could happen in 2024?Reply
Hi Tim – There are a few verses in the prophets besides this that say along the lines that “all will know that my name is YHWH and I am God”. ” All of the nations will know that I alone am God and my name is YHWH”, etc.
In fact, Jeremiah addresses the reunified houses of Israel and Judah saying that every man will know YHWH and that there will no longer be a need for any man to teach another about knowing YHWH.
Ezekiel directly says that the name of the new Jerusalem is: YHWH is there
God is literally ruling on earth. Eternity has come to earth.
What’s interesting about Jeremiah is it ties in this supernatural knowledge of YHWH with the reunification and supernatural return of all the children of Jacob to Israel (miracle land bridges over the ocean, etc)
If the the Psalm you are referencing also references this ultimate and utterly final fame that the name of YHWH will have then it may tie in very closely with the reunification and physical return of jacob
Just reading the prophecies they seem to indicate an undeniable supernatural intervention by YHWH that utterly ends all debate. His enemies are wiped out. Israel’s enemies are wiped out.
A prophet teaching the message would certainly be accepted by alot but not the whole world. Still there will be doubters, cynics, mud slingers, etc. Even if he did some great miracles there would be people that just wouldn’t buy it. Would explain it away, claim sorcery, etc
I think it would have to be even more compelling to fulfill the old testament prophecies about His name which is intrinsically tied to end time events…at least as prophecied in the OTReply
Mem, actually none of them say whose/your “name is Yehovah”. I checked. All of them have something else other than YHVH like Yah or Yehovah Tzavaoth. It’s unique what Ps 83 has!Reply
I don’t have the same sentiment. I rarely ever comment, but I’ve been reading Tim’s work for a long time and there’s something about Tim’s recent confidence in particular dates that doesn’t feel right. Is there anywhere in the bible that says someone like Tim will have insights near the end times that they will share with others, in order to prepare them? Isn’t this type of role reserved exclusively for Elijah?
Aside from that, is there really any point in date-setting? Is it necessary? It’s not as if the full sequence of events happens within a matter of hours.Reply
John, Well, the Bible does not say Elijah will set dates either, but as I have shown, the prophets did and can and that God gives dreams to the saints (Act 2:17). God does this out of love as many do need to have an approaching date to get them to break their focus from the cares of life. Compare Jonah saying “40 days yet before Nineveh is destroyed” to “Repent or be destroyed…eventually” and you can get the idea of how a date helps.Reply
Act 2:17 “…and your old men will dream…” Does that make you one of the old men Tim? 🙂Reply
Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:Reply
An observation, and a question if you’re feeling up to it 🙂
Tim, you said above that “At that point, the baton of continuing the witness across the world goes from Elijah to the specially protected 144,000…”.
Your glossary states that the 144,000 will likely come from nations where the testimony of Jesus predominates. Your timeline says that they’ll be drawn from all the saints already in Judea which is possible given how those in Judea will likely be from all across the world.
With the chaos from Wormwood, I would expect there to be no international transport of any description (planes, ships, boats) as all navigation systems will be down, the necessary infrastructure destroyed, fuel lines disrupted, and so on. The only transport will be human powered (walk, ride a bike, row a boat to a nearby island). I guess it’s largely academic, but do you have any insight into how the 144,000 might go into the remainder of the world to continue witnessing? Perhaps the AC acts quickly to restore enough basic infrastructure to permit limited international travel. Maybe after being sealed the 144,000 are supernaturally transported to all the corners of the globe.Reply
Geoff in this article I proposed that the 144,000 teleport to their assigned countries like Philip did (Act 8:39).Reply
Time sure is short. It’s exhilarating and sobering at the same time. The time has come to put away all the peripheral distractions that occupy much of our modern lives. Strip away every single thing that doesn’t build our resilience and readiness for Kingdom life.Reply
Tim….One prayer that is answered the most to me is my prayers for discernment and enlightenment. I receive enlightenment from my Bible studies, and from reading excellent articles such as this latest one you posted. My discernment meter says you are correct about Elijah educating those whom seek His true name…..and to me…it does not HAVE to happen in 2022….but my discernment tells me it very well could happen next year.
I feel correct interpretatiov of prophesy out the Bible is akin to writing it out on a rubber band. The order of things written on that rubber band is correct, it is just that the rubber band s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s out between the events…..this causes impatience in some, doubting in some, and even disbelief with some that any of it is true.
This rubber band analogy has helped me a lot to be patient with upcoming events yet to unfold. Too many post dates that come and go…and this causes newbies to move on.
You cautiously have submitted your strong opinion here, but also not God stamping it with a “Thus Sayeth The Lord” .
I feel enlightened by what you just posted, and even if 2023 arrives with nothing happening…I strongly believe that stretched rubber band will deliver the same order of events as you stated….just stretched out in time more than we think.
My gut feeling is 2022 will see it as you feel it will happen….but I have no problem leaving it to happen after 2022.
God bless and I sent a donation several weeks back….Reply
I may have missed something here since I’m new to your site, but why do you think that the Psalm 83 / Isaiah 17 war happens before the tribulation? Could you not argue that those passages are referring to the final day of judgement? In other words Isa 17:7 (‘At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel’) may be describing the same event as: Isa 2:12, Isa 13:6, Isa 13:9, Jer 46:10, Eze 13:5, Eze 30:3, Joe 1:15, Joe 2:1, Joe 2:11, Joe 2:31, Joe 3:14, Amo 5:18, Amo 5:20, Oba 1:15, Zep 1:7, Zep 1:14, Zec 14:1, Mal 4:5, Act 2:20, 1Co 5:5, 2Co 1:14, 1Th 5:2, 2Pe 3:10?