Prophecy Tidbits
My View
Written By: Bob

Introduction:

I have created this page to share smaller bits of information that I find in my studies with everyone. I hope in this way to get some information out to you on a timelier basis. As time allows, I will expand on these items in future articles to give a more complete explanation.

As you will see, there are a lot of numbers here that have been showing up on the "radar" so-to-speak lately. These have nothing to do with date setting or numerology. The way that some of these numbers line up with dates (etc.) is something that I simply think is interesting enough to note and keep in mind as we watch world events unfold. Only time will tell us if these dates have true meaning. What I see in these, more than dates, is the pure frequency and quantity of these numbers, which are related to and correspond directly with - past Biblical events, current events, and future events in prophecy. At the least I believe that they are signs or indicators to those who are watching that the end is very near. I would not even want to guess at what the odds are that so many numbers associated with these events would show up in the short period of time that they have, and the fact that only those who are watching and studying prophecy would see them.

I would like to offer the following two verses of scripture before continuing.

Ecclesiastes 1:9....The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done, and there is no new thing under the sun.

Mark 13:23....But take ye heed; behold, I have foretold you all things.

As we can see, from these two scriptures, everthing that is happening and will happen is or will be a repeat of the past and that all things have been foretold. My personal opinion is that how well we see the implications of things that are happening and understand what is coming (including timing) is in direct proportion to the amount of time we spend in God's word. I hope the following items intrigue you as much as they have me.

Contents:

  1. As in the Days of Noah
  2. The Number 666
  3. Obama and the Number 13
  4. A "Little Season"
  5. Israel's Recent Pre-War Drill

As in the Days of Noah: I noticed some numbers in studying this topic that I found quite interesting as follows --

  • Noah's father, Lamech, died at the age of 777 years old (Gen.5:31) and the flood occurred five (5) years later [Lamech lived for 595 years after Noah was born (Gen. 5:30) and the flood came in Noah's 600th year (Gen.7:11)]. If we put these numbers together (not add) we have the number 7775. This alone doesn't set off any bells; but if you put it together with the next item it could, in my opinion, be a sign.
  • If the tribulation were to begin on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) this year, then it would end seven years later in the Jewish calendar year 5777. This is the exact reverse of the number (7775) in item number one above; almost like bookends. Could it be that the number 7775 marked the first judgment and the number 5777 will mark the final judgment? Only time will tell; but I do believe it's worth keeping in mind.
  • The two numbers above - 7775 and 5777 - seem to show up one more time each (in the same order) in recent and future events as follows.

    1)The U.S. stock market crashed (dropped) by 777 points on September 29, 2008. The market closed that day (Sept.29th) at 4:30 P.M. EST (US); but in Israel it was already 12:30 A.M. Sept. 30th. This means that the point drop happened on Rosh Hashanah (Israel time). Rosh Hashanah is also the Feast of Trumpets, which is the 5th Feast. So again we have the numbers 7775 (777 points, 5th feast) to lead off the current time period.

    2)Next we look at the start of the tribulation. Most who study and/or teach about prophecy agree that the tribulation will begin on some future Feast of Trumpets. So we have the Tribulation starting on the 5th feast followed by 7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 vials. Put it together and again we have 5777. I would ask you to consider what the odds are that the 777 point drop in the market would occur on that exact date? The answer to that alone should get our attention.

Note:The reason I went by Israel time for the date of the stock market drop is simple - Prophecy concerning the end times should all be calculated by Israel/Jewish standards. In other words we should go by the Jewish calendar, the "Jewish" Feasts (which are actually God's feasts for everyone), and Israeli time; because the tribulation is all about the redemption of God's chosen people - Israel - and God's wrath on the unrepentant.

The Number 666: We know that this number is or will be directly associated with the Antichrist - the mark of the beast and the number of his name. Interestingly enough this number seems to have reared it's head twice during the current year (from Jewish New Year '08 to Jewish New Year "09). In the 6th month and on the 6th day of that month (March 6, '09) from the 777 point stock market drop (Sep 29, '08) the S&P 500 Stock Index dropped to a low of 666 points. As I just stated, it was the 6th month and the sixth day of the month that the S&P hit 666; if we then count 6 months again we are back to the Jewish New Year(Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets). So once again we have the number 666 (6th month, 6th day, 6th month). Then when I thought again about the name of the stock index I couldn't help but smile. The name being the letters S and P brought to mind - Son of Perdition. I ask you - How appropriate is that?

Obama and the Number 13: It has come to my attention through a pod cast on prophecyinthenews.com that the number 13 seems to come up quite often relating to Obama. It was the percentage by which he led his opponents on several occasions in both the primaries and the general election, it was the number of questions he allowed in at least two press conferences - which he stated was intentional - and when he was first elected as a senator it was as senator of the 13th district.

Something about that information and the number 13 caused me not to be able to get it out of my thoughts; and so the next morning I went to the best source for answers - my Bible. Since I have been working on an article on the book of Revelation, I decided to start there with (you guessed it) chapter 13. Interestingly enough, Revelation 13 tells us of the beast with seven heads and ten horns rising up out of the sea. So chapter 13 basically gives us a description of satan rising up, and in my opinion, indwelling the antichrist to take control of the nations etc. Hmmm..... Once again just something to keep in mind.

Satan's Release for a "Little Season" (at the end of 1,000 yrs): In my studies and research I have found it to be a concensus that we do not or can not know what amount of time a 'little season' represents in Revelation 20:3. Knowing that we are not going to know the answers to all of our questions about prophecy and the end times I never gave the phrase "little season" much more thought.

Then I began a more in depth study of Revelation and found that, in my opinion, we are told how long a "little season is. Surprised? I know I was! The answer is in --

Revelation 6:11....And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

How this establishes a time period is simple - this is said at the opening of the fifth seal at the beginning of the tribulation period. So just as Satan is released or unleashed on the earth for 7 years of the tribulation, he will be unleashed one last time at the end of the 7th milennium (1,000 yrs) for another 7 years. Remember: "there is nothing new under the sun".

Israel's Practice Drill (for war): This may not have any meaning at all, but I had to include it here anyway. The practice drill that began in Israel on May 31st ('09) is an item I find interesting for two reasons. First is the fact that it began on Pentecost Sunday. Second is the fact that they called it "Turning Point 3". Allow me to explain --

If there were other drills called Turning Point 1 and 2 I am not aware of it. So why "Turning Point 3"? The first thing that came to my mind was the fact that the next temple to be built in Israel will be the third timple. Each temple that was built (1 and 2) was a turning point in Israeli history. Could this be a subtle sign from God that the church age has ended on this Pentecost and we have reached the turning point toward the end of days - the tribulation and building of the 3rd temple? While it may not be, I can not rule it out myself because the church age began on Pentecost and thus 2,000 years would end at Pentecost and the fact that this drill began on Pentecost. As they say this is a bit much for me to just brush it aside as coincidence. As always though, only time will tell.

Closing: As I remember or find more items I will add them to this list. As always - Keep looking up and until we hear the shout may God Bless and keep you. -- Bob

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