Prophetic Perspectives, 2008-2015 by Jim Bramlett



   





"Prophetic Perspectives, 2008-2015"
Jim Bramlett
Feb 27, 2008

Dear friends:

Bible prophecy is a compelling subject.  History, current events, and the Bible all shout to any discerning person that we are standing on the edge of time and eternity.  No subject could be more captivating.  But how many are listening?  Most people are oblivious.

For many years I have been reading different ideas and interpretations about Bible prophecy, from many very bright people, often with intriguing and complex scenarios and timetables, but none of which so far have proved entirely correct.  But I thank God for all these diligent seekers.

When a new idea or revelation comes along, I take note, because I am interested in the subject.  I take note but I do not take it too seriously because of past failures.

But when a second person or source independently comes along with the same revelation, I take special note.

And when a third person or source independently comes along with the same thing, I begin to really take it seriously.

That has happened not three but at least five times concerning the year 2015!  I know of five independent, respectable sources that say 2015 may see the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.  Draw your own conclusions about possible intervening events between tomorrow and then.

1. The year 2015 is the year of rare lunar and solar eclipses, with "blood red moons" and the "sun turning to darkness" that fall on Jewish feast days described by Pastor Mark Biltz. He discovered these future eclipses on the NASA Web site, and he believes these eclipses are related to the signs of the Second Coming in Joel 3 and Matthew 24.  See http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/articledetail.asp?Article_ID=223

2.  Prophecy scholar Perry Stone points to the year 2015 in his magazine article "Could 2009-2015 Be the Third Trimester of the Second Coming Birth Pangs?"  The full article is available at http://www.voe.org/files/3004_feature_article.pdf 

Perry mentions Pastor Biltz's discoveries, and also says that in 2012, for the first time in 26,000 years, the sun will be aligned with the center of our Milky Way galaxy, creating effects on the earth.

3.  The year 2015 is pointed to by David Flynn, author of the popular book, Temple at the Center of Time.  From my understanding of his work, he believes that 2012 will be the middle of the final seven-year Tribulation. He comes to this conclusion from observing astronomical patterns and comparing them with the book of Revelation.  For two absolutely fascinating one-hour interviews with David Flynn, go to

http://stevequayle.com/qf_august_19_2008_hour_1.mp3 and

http://stevequayle.com/qf_august_19_2008_hour_2.mp3

4.  Sir Isaac Newton lived 300 years ago (1642-1727), and was one of the greatest geniuses in all history, perhaps the greatest. He is called the "father of modern science" and the "father of the industrial revolution." He discovered many scientific laws. God chose Isaac Newton to impart many of His deepest secrets.

Newton was also a Bible scholar who translated directly from the Hebrew and Greek. He was unusually drawn to the prophet Daniel, which he began studying at age 12 and continued until he died at age 85. In fact, The Columbia History of the World, a secular history book, remarks, "At the end of his days he spent more time studying and writing about the prophecies in the Book of Daniel than he did in charting the heavens."

For years I have been intrigued with Newton's interpretation of Daniel 9:25 and the 62 weeks and 7 weeks (62 X 7 = 434 years, and 7 X 7 = 49 years), counted "from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem."  In his commentary on Daniel, a copy of which I have, Newton wrote that the interpretation of those 69 weeks is usually incorrect, violating the Hebrew language.  He said the two numbers should not be added together as most scholars do, but the 434 years refer to Messiah's first coming (which he demonstrated), and the 49 years refer to His second coming, after Israel is reestablished, an idea unheard of 300 years ago but happening in our generation

The start date for counting has been controversial.  Many thought the 49-year-count would be the date of Israel's rebirth on May 14, 1948, but, alas, that did not work out.  Other dates were tried unsuccessfully.  But what if the count begins on one of the two most historical dates in Jewish history, the date in the miraculous Six-Day War when Israel captured Jerusalem and the Temple Mount: June 7, 1967?

Assume the 49-year count (49 Jewish years X 360 days = 17,640 days), does start on June 7, 1967.  Using a date-counter Web site at http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html we learn that the 17,640-day count takes us exactly to September 23, 2015September 23, 2015 is the Day of Atonement!  What are the odds against that?  Many have believed that the Second Coming will be on the Day of Atonement.  If he knew this, old Isaac Newton would be doing cartwheels and back flips right now. 

If the above is true about 2015, what about the preceding seven years and things we know must happen before the Second Coming?

5.  Here is a scenario according to Pastor F.M. Riley.  Pastor Riley is very specific and near-time.  As many readers know, Riley is not known to be timid or without conviction.  He says "the Lord is going to rapture His people to glory on the last day of Tabernacles, October 20, 2008.   The (seven-year) Tribulation period is going to begin the same day, starting a 220-day count to the eve of Pentecost on May 28, 2009, at which time the Tribulation Temple will be dedicated and the daily sacrifices will begin."  WHOA!

(Remember, Pastor Riley is not infallible, and does not claim to be, nor does he claim to be a prophet.  This represents his opinion.  But items 1 through 4 above about 2015 make his view worth considering.)

Riley also explains that the 2,300-day period of Daniel 8:13-14 begins on May 28, 2009 and ends on the Feast of Trumpets, September 14, 2015.  (These 2,300 days plus the above 220 days = the 2,520 days of the Tribulation.)  Thus, Riley is only nine days different from the 2015 Day of Atonement date above.  For a full explanation of Riley's views, see his post at http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/oct2008/fmriley104.htm

Can anyone hear the sound of a celestial trumpet warming up?  Did anyone just hear the penny drop?


Jim

P.S. If you are one of those who do not believe God would reveal such information to his people, please read my brief essay, "Can We Know?" at http://choicesforliving.com/docs/canweknow.htm





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