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The global elites who are determined to bring in a New World Order seem fixated on the year 2030. The United Nations has set a deadline for achieving its Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development by the year 2030. Agenda 2030 for S.D. has 17 goals for curing all of the world’s problems under the leadership of the unelected officials of the United Nations. All nations are required to follow their guidelines to bring about this new utopia on Earth. They are to relinquish their national sovereignty and become a member of the New World Order. All members will be required to submit to the authority of the one-world government of the United Nations.

 

The United Nations initiated the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in 2015. They had a fifteen-year plan and are now at the halfway point of their deadline. The UN General Assembly is not happy with the progress so far, thus they are meeting again in New York on September 18-19, 2023 to try and accelerate the progress made thus far. Their website states, “It will mark the beginning of a new phase of accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals with high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to 2030.”

 

2030 is also the year that many so-called experts predict that the world will reach a “tipping point” or a point of no return regarding solving or reversing climate change. More than 100 countries pledged to reverse deforestation by 2030. The 2030 Climate Target Plan of the EU aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. Other “experts” predict by 2030 we will see significant achievements in technology such as artificial intelligence and automation.  Five developers of quantum systems have announced plans to have fault-tolerant quantum computing hardware by 2030.

 

The World Health Organization and UNICEF have set a goal for universal access to basic sanitation by 2030. The World Bank has called for all countries to implement universal health care by 2030. Here is a pie-in-the-sky article by the WEF called 30 Visions for a Better World in 2030. 30 visions for a better world in 2030 | World Economic Forum (weforum.org).

 

In other words, 2030 seems to be the predicated year for great change to occur in the world. Global entities, such as the UN, WHO, WEF, IMF, WTO, and others, say this change is for the good of all mankind, but those who read and study their Bible know it is not. It will only lead to the worst time in history, known as the Tribulation, or Jacob’s Trouble. “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:21-22).

 

Jeremiah the prophet is the one who gave this time of great tribulation the name “Jacob’s Trouble.” “Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it” (Jeremiah 30:7). The “he” in this verse is referring to Israel and Judah.

 

Daniel prophecies about these last seven years in Daniel 9:27, “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” The “he” in this verse is the Antichrist. The “one week” is for seven years in duration and is called Daniel’s 70th Week (or Seven).

 

It’s rather obvious to me that the year 2030 will be associated with Jacob’s Trouble, aka Daniel’s 70thSeven. Many eschatologists believe 2030 could be the end of Daniels’ 70 Sevens prophecy, while others think it could be the middle or the start. Those who believe that 2030 will be the end of the Tribulation is because they are of the opinion that Jesus was crucified in 30 AD, and He will come again at His Second Advent 2000 years later. The basis

for this logic is found in the following Scripture.

 

The  Bible says a thousand years is as one day with the Lord. “Don’t forget this fact, dear friends: with the Lord, a single day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a single day” (2 Peter 3:80). “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past. And like a watch in the night” (Psalm 90:4).

 

In addition, Hosea says that after two days the Lord will revive us. Using the same metrics of a single day with the Lord is like a thousand years to humans, Jesus should return after 2000 years from His death, resurrection, and ascension. “After two days (2,000 years) He will revive us: in the third day (3,000 years) He will raise us up (in the New Jerusalem), and we shall live in his sight” (Hosea 6:2).

 

“Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth” (Hosea 6:3). This verse is a prophecy of Jesus coming to the earth at His First Advent as the latter (spring) rain and at His Second Advent as the former (fall) rain.

 

If Jesus was crucified in 30 AD and He returns to the Earth in 2030, then the seven-year Tribulation will have to start in the fall of 2023 and the mid-point will be in 2027. That means the pre-tribulation Rapture will have to occur by the fall of 2023. Time is about to run out for this option.

 

If you are of the view that Jesus was crucified in 33 AD (as I am), then there is a little more time left before these events take place. In this scenario, 2026 would be the start, 2030 would be the mid-point, and 2033 would be the end of the Tribulation. The Rapture could come any time between now and the fall of 2026.

 

In regard to Jacob’s Trouble beginning in 2026, there are 3430 years between 1406/1405 BC (when the children of Israel entered the Promised Land) and 2025/2026 AD. That is forty-nine 70-year time periods (49 x 70) or seventy 49-year time periods (70 x 49), depending on how you want to look at it. 

 

In the 2033 scenario for the Second Advent, 2030 would be the mid-point of Daniel’s 70th seven when the Antichrist gains control of the 10 Kings’ Kingdom after killing three of the kings. “And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings” (Daniel 7:24). At this point, the remaining seven kings give him their authority and power and the Antichrist becomes Emperor of the World. His absolute reign will last for only 3.5 years until Christ returns and destroys him and his forces.

 

I believe the Rapture will greatly speed up the global elite’s plans for their New World Order. Instead of the United Nations stated goal for a New World Order beginning in 2030, it could start as early as 2026 for the beginning of the Ten Kings Kingdom, with 2030 being the year of the Antichrist’s takeover.

 

According to Daniel 9:24-27, the dispensation of Law was interrupted seven years short of its scheduled completion by the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which started the new covenant (the dispensation of grace). Fifty days later on the day of Pentecost, the Church was born when the Holy Spirit was poured out on Jesus’ disciples. Daniel’s 70th seven is those missing seven years of the Law, which will resume shortly after the Rapture.

 

I believe God will use His supernatural victory in the Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 to draw Israel back into a covenant relationship with Him, prompting a national desire for a Temple in Israel, the resumption of Levitical worship, and the beginning of Daniel’s 70th Week, aka Jacob’s Trouble. There are currently many atheists in Israel. One must first acknowledge God the Father before one can acknowledge God the Son. It will be obvious to the children of Israel that it is Yahweh Himself who delivers them from certain destruction from the overwhelming coalition forces of Russia, Iran, Turkey, and others. “So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day and forward” (Ezekiel 39:7).

 

There must be a Third Temple for the prophecy of Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24:15 to be fulfilled. In order for the Antichrist to commit the abomination of desolation and stop all sacrifices and offerings there must be a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem. Perhaps permitting the building of the Third Temple will be a bargaining chip that the Antichrist uses to bring the Jews into agreement with the seven-year covenant.

 

Since the Third Temple in Jerusalem plays a significant part in the Tribulation, let’s briefly review the history of the first two Temples of the Israelites. The First Temple was built by King Solomon in approximately 966 BC and stood until 586 BC when the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar demolished it. 19 years earlier, in 605 BC, Jeremiah prophesied a 70-year captivity of the Jews for their idol-worshipping ways and their sins against the Lord. (Note: 19 is the biblical number for judgment).

 

Most Bible scholars believe 605 BC is the same year these 70 years of captivity/desolation began as this was the year Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem, pillaged Judah, and carried away many Jews to serve him in Babylon (first captivity), including Daniel and his three friends. Babylon was defeated by the Medo-Persian Empire in 539 BC. Daniel was still in Babylon at this time and had read the words of Jeremiah the prophet regarding the 70-year captivity. He realized 70 years were nearly complete so he began to pray, asking God’s forgiveness for the sins of his people and pleading for the restoration of Jerusalem (as found in Leviticus 26: 40-45).


Before Daniel could finish his prayer, the angel Gabriel appeared and gave him the prophecy of the Seventy “Sevens” timeline outlined in Daniel 9:24-27. Gabriel informed Daniel that it was not going to be seventy years but seventy sevens of years before the Messianic Kingdom would be established.


The 490 years (supposed) of Daniel’s 70 sevens were not a judgment like the 70 years of Jeremiah were. They were a period of time set by God to complete the six objectives the angel Gabriel listed in Daniel 9:24 for the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem: “Seventy weeks are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy” (Daniel 9:24).

 

The six objectives of Daniel 9:24 cannot be met until Israel accepts Jesus as their Messiah. If the Jews had accepted Jesus as their Messiah King in the 1st century, these objectives would have been met and the prophecy of Exodus 19:5-6 would have been fulfilled. “You shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” The fulfillment of this Scripture will be realized only during the Millennium Kingdom. Of course, we now know the mostly Gentile Church had to come into the fold as well, and here we all are 1990 years later.

 

The Second Temple’s construction, under the decree of King Cyrus of Persia, began in approximately 536/535 BC and wasn’t completed until 516 BC. The 70 years of desolation prophesied by Jeremiah was from 605 BC to 535 BC. Daniel’s prayer of restoration and subsequent vision of the 70 Sevens occurred in 539 BC.

 

There is, however, another 70-year duration that was historically significant to the Jewish people. The First Temple was destroyed in 586 BC and the Second Temple’s completion and dedication occurred in 516 BC. The sacrifices that were offered at the dedication are recorded in Ezra 6:17. That’s 70 years from the First Temple’s destruction to the Second Temple’s construction completion and dedication. The Second Temple was destroyed in 70 AD, so the question is, when will the Third Temple be built and dedicated?

 

The Second Temple stood for 445 years (65 years longer than the First Temple) until 70 AD when the Romans burned it to the ground. They also destroyed the city of Jerusalem, thus fulfilling Daniel 9:26b. It’s probably not a coincidence that 70 AD is the year this punishment from God occurred because of the Jew’s unbelief in Jesus as “Messiah the Prince.”

 

“70 (7 x 10) signifies perfect spiritual order carried out with all spiritual power and meaning. 70 is a very significant number as it is the product of two perfect numbers, 7 (spiritual perfection and completion) and 10 (ordinal perfection). Both spirit and order are greatly emphasized. 490 is also a very biblically significant number as well, as it is the product of 70 and 7.” {1}

 

Here is where it gets interesting. I believe something significant will happen in regard to the Third Temple of the Jews in the year 2030. It could be the year of the start of its construction or its completion. There are 1960 years between 70 AD and 2030 AD. That is twenty-eight 70-year periods (28 x 70 ) or four 490-year periods (4 x 490). I believe this temple will be built before 2030, so I think it could be the year of the abomination of desolation and the ceasing of sacrifices and offerings. 2030 could be the start of the 3.5-year “Great Tribulation” whereas the Antichrist becomes the sole ruler of the world. This will not be the idealistic “great reset” and “new world order” envisioned by today’s global elites. It will be hell on earth.

 

The Jews experienced 70 years of desolation in the 6th century BC, but that is not much compared to what they have been going through since 70 AD and 135 AD when they were defeated and scattered throughout the world. This is known as the diaspora of the Jewish people among the Gentile nations. Leviticus 26 is God’s promise to Israel for blessings or retribution/curses based on whether the children of Israel obey God’s word or not. Verses 1-13 describe the blessings from God while verses 14-39 describe the curses from God.


Leviticus 26:16-17 describe what God would do to Israel if they refused to obey Him. “I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you, and you shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and you shall flee when none pursues you.”


Verse 18 says that after these curses if the people still did not hearken to God He would punish them seven more times for their sins. Verses 19-20 describe these curses. Verse 21 repeats the retribution of verse 18 and promises them “seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.” Verse 22 describes these plagues. Verses 23-24 say if the people still did not obey God He would “punish you yet seven times for your sins.” Verses 25-26 describe the next curses God would send for their disobedience. Verses 27-28 say once again that God would “chastise you seven times for your sins.” Verses 29-33 describe these chastisements. That’s a total of 28 times morefor their sins and unbelief.


Leviticus 26:31-33 describe the last three curses that God inflicted upon the children of Israel for their repeated wickedness. “And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors. And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it. And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.


These three verses describe the diaspora and what happened to the people and land of Israel after 70-135 AD (and continued throughout the centuries). God’s initial punishment for Judea back in the 6th century BC was for 70 years. During the Second Temple period (516 BC – 70AD), the Jews still did not obey God, so the Lord caused their punishment to be extended by seven times, which is 70 x 7 or 490 years. The end of these 490 years of diaspora would be 560 AD. While there were some Jews living in Israel (now called Palestine) most of them were scattered throughout Mesopotamia (Iraq) and elsewhere.


During this time the Jews in Judea concentrated their efforts on writing the Palestinian Talmud (or Talmud of the Land of Israel) and later the Jews in Babylonia on writing the Babylonia Talmud. These are commentaries on the Mishnah and Gemara, the oral laws of Judaism added to those of Scripture. Following the destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70 AD, the Pharisees began putting their oral laws into writing. The Palestinian Talmud was completed in 380 AD and the Babylonian Talmud was completed in 500 AD. The Jews were still concentrating on the Law instead of their Messiah, so of course the Messiah couldn’t return yet. They were subject to yet another “seven times more” punishment period of 490 years (70 x 7) where they would be further scattered throughout the nations.


The end of this 490-year diaspora period was 1050 AD. During the 11th century AD many massacres of Jews occurred, such as in Morocco and Granada. Many Jews lived in Bagdad until Iraq lost its leadership role in the Islamic Empire. In 1066 AD Jews began moving into Western Europe and even into England. The First Crusade began in 1095 AD and many Jews were killed across Europe on the Crusader’s way to the Holy Land. Of course, the Jews still rejected their Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, so they were punished yet another “seven times more” (70 X 7) or 490 years.

 

The next 490-year tribulation period (70 x 7) ends in 1540 AD. The Portugal Inquisition began in 1531 AD, thirty-nine years after the Jew’s expulsion from Spain in 1492. During this time, the Ottoman Empire was in control of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and the Jews and Christians living there were treated relatively well.


In 1494, Suleiman the Magnificent ascended to the throne of the empire in Constantinople. From 1537 to 1542, Suleiman laid out the Temple area as it is today and rebuilt the walls and gates of Jerusalem, which had been without a wall since 1219 AD. The Damascus Gate was the last to be finished in 1542 AD. The walls still stand today. Many Jews left Spain and resettled in Brazil in 1548. The Jews still did not accept Jesus as their Messiah so were subject to another “seven times more” (70 x 7) punishment.


The next punishment phase of 490 years (70 x 7) will end in 2030 AD. Even though Israel became a nation again in 1948 and reclaimed Jerusalem in 1967, the nation of Israel is largely a secular country and still does not acknowledge Jesus as the anointed Son of God. They are still under the last of God’s curses upon them for their unbelief in Jesus Christ.


It will have been 1960 years(twenty-eight 70-year time periods) since the Second Temple was destroyed in 70 AD, thus fulfilling Daniel 9:26b. “And the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.” These 1960 years are described in Daniel 9:26c: “And the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”


Sometime around the end of these 1960 years, the interrupted “70thseven” of Daniel 9:24-27 will resume and the Antichrist will confirm the covenant with the many for seven years and will give Israel permission to build their Third Temple in Jerusalem. “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week” (Daniel 9:27a).


In return, Israel will give up some land to the Palestinians, which will anger God greatly.  “Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, It will not come to us, For we have made lies our refuge, And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves” (Isaiah 28:15). The last seven years, Jacob’s Trouble, will be the culmination of all God’s anger on the Jewish nation (and Gentile nations). Only one-third of the Jewish people will survive Jacob’s Trouble.

 

“And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God” (Zechariah 13:8-9).


After 3.5 years the Antichrist will break his covenant with Israel and stop the sacrificial system that has been reimplemented in the newly built Temple and he will then commit the abomination of desolation. “And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate” (Daniel 9:27b). I believe there is a high possibility this evil event will occur in the year 2030 AD. The last 3.5 years, ending in 2033 AD, are described in Daniel 9:27c, “even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”


Hosea prophesied about the Lord’s conditional return (Second Advent) to Israel at the end of the age.  I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction, they will seek me early” (Hosea 5:15). Hosea 6:1 is a continuation of 5:15and describe the Jew’s realization that Jesus is their Messiah. Only by calling upon the name of the Lord can Israel be saved spiritually and only by the return of King Jesus can Israel be saved physically. Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.” Verse 6:3 gives us a hint of when this will occur. “After two days (2,000 years) He will revive us.


The prophet Zechariah describes the day the remnant of Israel finally repent from their unbelief. This comes after the Lord saves the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem from complete annihilation. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon” (Zechariah 12:10-11).


King Jesus will return on a future Feast of Trumpets to wage war on the Antichrist and his minions. The final battle takes place in Bozrah (Isaiah 34:1-7; Habakkuk 3:3) and progresses all the way to the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:12-13) and ends up at the Mount of Olives. Zechariah 13:1 is probably referring to the Day of Atonement “In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.” On this day, Israel’s sin of unbelief will be forgiven, not just temporarily “covered up” but they will be eradicated forever.


The prophet Ezekiel tells of the future day of restoration for Israel. “I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which you have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, says the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.


A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you shall keep my judgments, and do them. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God” (Ezekiel 36:23-38).

 

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

 

Randy Nettles

 

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Autumn Blue
Autumn Blue
01 août 2023

So good!

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Lonniejam Meade
Lonniejam Meade
30 juil. 2023

“But we don’t know the day or the hour!”

The season is here. We are without excuse.


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Pj Pittman
Pj Pittman
29 juil. 2023

Ohhh that makes perfect sense! I can’t thank you enough for the detail and thought contained in this article. I can’t wait to share it.

thank you Randy snd Pete, and God bless you for sharing you gifts eith us

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Beautiful! simply beautiful

Pete! What a blessing the hard work that God has forged into you and Randy's heart to dive deep into the numbers of the scriptures and explain them astoundingly. looking at these current end times and proving many of these numbers bang on and many very likely through prayer and sought out study of the scriptures. From this article we are given inspiration and hope of a very soon rapture. Titus 2:13 just keeps jumping more and more off the pages. "looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our saviour Jesus Christ" among other great rapture verses: Phillipians 1:6, Hebrews 10:25, Revelation 3:10, 1stThessalonains 4:13-18, 1st Corinthians 15: 51-58. …

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Rob C
Rob C
29 juil. 2023

If all this is true and accurate, given there has to be some type of gap between the Rapture and the beginning of the Tribulation (and I with along with many smarter than I, believe a reasonable gap would be at least one year), it seems we have about a 2 year window from present day for the Rapture to take place. We are in the last days of the last days. This is encouraging. Thank you Randy for sharing the fruits of all your hard work and analysis...

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