God has shown that if someone has been made a watchman and has been given to see that devastation is coming, then they are to warn others. On the other hand, God also states that the world will not listen to any warning, as they have not done so now for 6,000 years. This has much to do with why the book 2008 – God’s Final Witness was written. It is written in such a manner to help people understand what is taking place after end-time events and the destruction they bring begin. It is because only then, when these events start to take place, will they begin to consider what is stated in the book and possibly begin acting upon it.
The present reality is that of approximately four million people exposed to the book, absolutely no one took heed except for a very, very few whom God was calling.
There are many who have mocked and ridiculed me and the Church for believing in two previous dates for Christ’s coming. It is important to consider those dates before proceeding into what God is now revealing. Before doing so, it should first be noted that such people who ridicule are motivated by the primary intent of finding fault and seeking to discredit the Church and its teachings. For those who seek the truth, there are ample answers God has given to correct, clarify, inspire, and lead into deeper understanding. Yet even then, God reveals such things in His own timing, for His own purpose. When God does give answers, we in God’s Church respond by making decisions based on what we know to that moment in time, according to that present truth.
Although much of this has been partially covered in recent times, understanding the process for the setting of such dates is highly worthy of review, as it is so very important to what God has been working to perform among His people.
The first date we believed Christ would return was on Trumpets of 2011. This was our focus by the latter part of 2007. This date in 2011 was believed to be Christ’s coming because of our understanding that the length of time the two witnesses will witness is 1260 days. Yet that specific period we were going to experience was not what we thought it was going to be. Instead, this was a time that God was establishing a “witness” and He was establishing the two witnesses. Yet this period was not about the “work” the two witnesses will do in that period of the 1260 days mentioned in Revelation 11, which will then quickly lead up to Christ’s actual coming, although we thought that this was that time then.
The figuring of the timing to Christ’s return was based on the title that God inspired the book to be given 2008 – God’s Final Witness. God had clearly revealed that He would begin an important phase of His work for the end-time that was to begin in 2008, and it was very much focused upon the work of His two witnesses: but at that time we did not know that there were two periods that would have a type of duality for fulfilling the 1260 days concerning His two witnesses – one for establishing them as such and one for doing the actual work mentioned in Revelation 11.
So during the latter part of 2007, it was concluded that if 2008 was to be the beginning of a “final witness,” which we thought meant the time when the “work” of the two witnesses would be accomplished, then we had to incorporate such knowledge into the belief we had at that time that Christ would actually return on a Feast of Trumpets. So if this period was to begin in 2008, then the completion of it would have to be at Trumpets in 2011.
We believed this date for 2011 to be true for about eight months until God clarified and revealed a “new truth.” That new truth – the 50th Truth – was that Christ was not going to return on a Trumpets, but on a Pentecost. At this point, it would be good to quote a paragraph from a May 2013 post entitled, “Extraordinary 4 ½ Years – Pt. 1,” where this subject was being addressed and I had referred to the sermon that was given about this change in understanding in mid-2008.
“…So in that sermon, God revealed that Christ was not going to return on a Feast of Trumpets, but on a Pentecost. This timing was critical to God’s plan concerning the fulfillment of the wave loaves being offered up before God that pictured His acceptance of the 144,000. This was of the same importance as the acceptance of the wave sheaf during the Days of Unleavened Bread that Jesus Christ fulfilled. We then changed the dates of our previous understanding of timing as soon as God revealed the truth of this matter of Christ returning on a Pentecost. As a result of this understanding, the beginning of the 3 ½ years of witness was pushed back by nearly 8 months, to the end, rather than at the beginning, of 2008.”
As we knew that this was to begin in 2008 and end on a Pentecost, this calculated out to be the Pentecost of 2012. This in itself proved to be incredibly profound and far, far beyond mere coincidence, as it turned out that by backing away from Pentecost of 2012, it was exactly 1335 days from the Feast of Trumpets of 2008. The probability of such an exact count is highly rare in actual occurrence within any grouping of calendar years. The meaning contained in this is nearly beyond words that can be expressed because of how incredibly awesome this is. The Feast of Trumpets announces the coming of the King of kings, and Pentecost reveals his actual coming with the 144,000 to reign on this earth.
So yes, I have believed and proclaimed two previous dates for Christ’s return and have sought to warn and prepare others due to such belief. In all practical reality, this doesn’t really matter that much as far as the world or the Church that was scattered is concerned, as they do not believe the message from 2008 – God’s Final Witness anyway, or that this is God’s true Church and that I am His apostle and prophet for this end-time. It does, however, matter concerning the Church, for all of this has been about the Church being tried, tested, cleansed, refined, and prepared for what was and still is ahead.
As far as the world and the Church that was scattered is concerned, they will not begin to listen, believe, or change until the events in 2008 – God’s Final Witness are well under way.
A Third Date
As God’s end-time apostle and prophet, I am now going to begin proclaiming a third date for the expected coming of Jesus Christ. At this time, this is obviously only for the Church. No one else will receive it yet, unless they are being called by God.
Does it matter that others do not believe now? No! But it does matter for God’s Church, as this has everything to do with following God wherever He leads His Church. It is for the learning, training, transforming, and greater growth of His people.
In God’s time, many in the world and the Church that has been scattered will begin to see, hear, fear, and change.
So what is this new date? It is necessary to properly set the stage for this, which concerns what God has revealed to me as a prophet. He has revealed that His purpose and design, beginning when the First Seal was opened on the day of the Apostasy (Dec. 17, 1994) to the coming of His Son to reign, contains “seven periods of 1260 days.”
The basis for establishing a third date is a matter of my function as an apostle, as I am utilizing all knowledge, clarification, and truth that God has given us to this moment in time. Since Pentecost of 2012, God has poured out upon us vast amounts of new, clarified, and needful knowledge, which has made it possible to teach and proclaim an incredibly beautiful, inspiring, and truly the clearest picture ever of what God has designed, purposed, and is now more fully bringing to pass concerning His Son, Jesus Christ, coming on Pentecost of 2019. The time from the Apostasy to the Messiah’s coming does contain 7 periods of 1260 days, plus some specific additional time that God has given as “signs” to accompany His design, revelation, and deep meaning in all that He is bringing to pass.
As a result of focusing on two previous dates, those in God’s Church have been mightily matured and strengthened through that experience, and we have consequently grown in greater wisdom and have been far more fully prepared for where we are now and where we are headed – far more than what we were before Pentecost of 2012. As a matter of faith and of seeing a clear, clarified, and completed picture of God’s purpose from the Apostasy to Christ’s return, I do not believe it is possible that this new date has any error or lack of understanding in its calculation (which will be addressed a little later). Having said that, if for any reason the timing were to go beyond this new date in 2019, then we can be certain that God will reveal much more to us in order to give us even greater understanding, just as He has in the past. If indeed this proved to be the case, we would simply continue moving forward, following Him wherever He leads His Church.
Leading Up to Pentecost 2012
There is an awesome “design” that is contained in all that God has fulfilled from the time of the Apostasy up to Pentecost of 2012. God’s hand is clearly in His design to accomplish His purpose and all this has been manifested through numerous numerical fulfillments, with many that corresponded to exacting dates that have led up to Pentecost 2012. The mathematical probability of all these occurring as often and as exact as they have is evidence in itself of that which is far, far beyond coincidence, and so much so, that it reveals profound design and fulfillment that could only be mastered by God alone!
In all these numerical fulfillments and their corresponding dates up to this point in time, there is one more that we have not seen or known until now. Before addressing that additional account, some of the most important of all these will be listed in a simplified manner, as will all the rest when we come to them.
The beginning of all this is based upon the truth that the Apostasy occurred when the First Seal of Revelation was opened. That was the day that signified (was a sign) to the Church that a countdown had begun to the return of Christ.
1) From the Apostasy on December 17, 1994, the man of sin, the son of perdition, Joseph W. Tkach, Sr., died exactly “280 days” after he initiated it – to the hour – which signified “God’s Judgment” upon him.
This is 40 weeks (a prophetic number for judgment) times 7 (a number signifying “completeness” in God’s work).
2) From the Apostasy up to Pentecost of 1998, the first prophetic cycle of 1260 days was fulfilled.
God’s Church understands that this was the Pentecost when God fully reestablished His Church and His government in it, after it had been scattered because of the Apostasy and was then protected from Satan during that exact time period.
3) From the Apostasy up to Pentecost 2012 there are 6,370 days. This consists of three prophetic numerical combinations of 7 x 70 x 13.
The number “7” signifying “completeness.”
The prophetic number “70” signifying “Christ’s coming.”
The prophetic number “13” signifying Satan’s way that is associated with “apostasy and rebellion.”
By Pentecost of 2012, Satan’s final attempt to “Apostasy and rebellion” (13) to thwart God’s purpose had failed, as God had now “completed” (7) the way for “His Son to return” (70) and reign with the 144,000 in His Kingdom because all of these had now become sealed.
4) The final period for the completion of the sealing of the 144,000 was from Trumpets of 2008 (Sept. 30) to Pentecost of 2012 (May 27). This was the fulfillment of the “1335-day” prophecy of Daniel 12 that resulted in those few yet remaining to be sealed in order to complete the total for all 144,000 who will return with Christ at His coming.
Two New Phases Revealed
Just with these events covered so far, the mathematical probabilities for their occurrences to have happened is staggering, as these periods of time coincide with specific dates that parallel the very holy days that reveal the meaning for their fulfillment in God’s plan. It is awesomely inspiring to “see” that only God could coordinate and bring to pass such phenomenal occurrences.
There are two phases of God’s work in the preparation of His Son’s coming. The “first phase” fully paved “the way” for his coming, since it concerned the 144,000 who must return and reign with him in God’s government over the earth. The full count of the 144,000 was completed by Pentecost 2012, thus making it possible for him to now return in God’s Kingdom. This first phase began when the First Seal was opened and then continued up to the Pentecost of 2012 (6,370 days).
The “second phase” began on Pentecost 2012 and it will become complete by Pentecost 2019. This phase includes the final preparation, measuring, cleansing, and refining of God’s Church that makes it ready for the final work of the Church and two witnesses. This second phase leads into the literal return of Christ.
Additional Fulfillment of the “First Phase”
An additional fulfillment in the first phase of God’s plan has now been revealed. It has been previously stated that there are seven periods of “1260 days” within the entire time from the Apostasy up to Christ’s actual coming. God had already revealed two of these 1260-day time cycles – the first and the last – during the first phase.
We know the first cycle of 1260 days that went from the Apostasy up to Pentecost 1998. We know the last period in this first phase is the fifth cycle (out of 7) of 1260 days. That is when (on Dec. 14, 2008) the First Trumpet sounded and when God began to establish His two witnesses. This period then continued up to Pentecost of 2012.
God has not specifically revealed any meaningful significance to the three other periods of 1260 days in the first phase. He has only revealed the “length” of that entire time. As it has already been pointed out, only the first and last (5th) cycles within this first phase have specific purpose and meaning. But from the date of the Apostasy to Pentecost 2012 there are 6,300 days (5 time cycles of 1260) plus 70. What about the remaining 70 days? The answer is what brings us to the additional fulfillment that is now being given.
5) The first phase of God’s work following the Apostasy covers 6,370 days, which includes a total of five equivalent periods of 1260 days that equals 6,300 days, with a remainder of 70 days.
The prophetic number for “70” signifies “Christ’s coming,” and it is God’s first numerical sign for that coming (which is in the first phase of His work).
This fifth numerical fulfillment is deeply meaningful. It has already been covered that the Apostasy was a “sign” to God’s Church of Christ’s coming and that a countdown to that moment had begun. However, this was only a sign that Christ’s coming was now imminent, but the timing was not yet known.
As an apostle, I fully believe God has now revealed that complete timing. We are now able to look back and learn from what God has fulfilled, as He has given us additional numerical signs of His work. Is the addition of 70 days that led from the Apostasy up to Pentecost 2012 a coincidence or matter of chance? Hardly!
After the Apostasy, God and Christ began working to reestablish a remnant of the Church from the scattering. God began to complete the final preparing, molding, and fashioning of the few who were yet to be made ready, sealed, and thereby become the last of those to be added to complete a total count of 144,000 sealed throughout the span of 6,000 years of mankind. The “way” for Christ’s coming (70) could not occur until this full number of firstfruits of God’s ruling Kingdom had been sealed.
We have thoroughly covered the first phase of God’s work in the preparation for His Son’s coming rule, which contains five numerical fulfillments of astounding proportions. The sixth fulfillment is during this second and final phase of God’s work to establish His Son in His Kingdom that is to reign on earth.
As this series began, we were shown that we are currently in a very specific time period of the 42 months mentioned in Revelation 11 that concerns the measuring of the Temple of God, which will be covered in greater depth in the next post.
These 42 months are equivalent to 1260 days. It is interesting to note that this is in the sixth cycle. This sixth cycle corresponds to a “final preparation” that leads into the seventh and last cycle of 1260 days. For the Church of God–Preparing for the Kingdom of God, this is related in meaning to the sixth day of “preparation” for the Sabbath. However, we are undergoing a final preparation in order to complete God’s work during the seventh cycle (7 for completeness) in our work to be accomplished in making the way for Christ’s return to reign over the earth.
This period of 42 months will be followed by the seventh and last cycle of 1260 days when God’s two witnesses will accomplish their work of Revelation 11. That work is about a humbling power that will work upon mankind to begin destroying the arrogance, haughtiness, and deep pride of mankind. This power to humble will be spearheaded by those who have become attired in sackcloth.
Before proceeding into addressing the remaining two numerical fulfillments to be covered in this post, it is necessary to understand more of what is stated, and of that which is not stated, about the two witnesses. It is stated that they have a period of 1260 days to fulfill their work. It does not say that this period ends at Christ’s coming, nor 3½ days prior, although we have believed the latter.
It is important to keep straight what it does say. Their work of fulfilling their commission does last 1260 days. It does not say they will be put to death right when that is over. The truth is that several weeks can pass after their work is complete before they are killed, which it states will be 3½ days prior to Christ’s coming. Their work may well be accomplished at a period several weeks prior to his coming due to the horrific conditions that exist on earth by that time.
Now, the last two numerical fulfillments will be explained.
6) Beginning with Pentecost 2012, the combined period of 42 months along with the final seventh cycle of 1260 days ends during the Days of Unleavened Bread in 2019. Not only that, but more importantly, it ends on the day of the “wave-sheaf offering” from when the count for Pentecost begins.
Again, the mathematical probability of this alone, along with the absolute impossibility of the combined previous 5 numerical fulfillments all working together in harmony and unison of purpose as they do, giving such exacting times and dates, simply magnifies the glory and power of God to purpose, design, and fulfill such a thing.
7) The time from Pentecost 2012 to the wave-sheaf offering in 2019 is 2,520 days (1260 plus 1260). There are 2,570 days from Pentecost 2012 to the Day of Pentecost in 2019. This leaves exactly “50 days” that God has established as a final numerical sign of His work to establish His Son as King of kings.
We obviously understand the significance of these 50 days that lead up to the Day of Pentecost from the time of the wave-sheaf offering. This ties God’s plan together in a profound way, as it entails the receiving of Christ as the wave-sheaf and the 144,000 who fulfill the wave-loaves to be received by God. These then are unified as all the firstfruits of God’s Kingdom that will then begin to reign in God’s government over the earth.
It is an incredible coincidence where the “50th Truth” has led us!
[Pt. 3 will continue with the focus on measuring the temple.]