Based on a number of clues given in the Scriptures, there is good reason to expect
the Lord Jesus Christ to return in 2030. Some Scriptures that point to this particular
The Prophet Hosea said the Lord will return to His place until Israel seeks Him,
then they will be revived after two days and raised on the third day.“I will go
away and return to My place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face”...He
will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day.Hosea 5:15-6:3.
Answering last days skeptics who will cry, “Where is the promise of His coming?”
the Apostle Peter stated, ...with the Lord one day is like a thousand years. II
Jesus stayed with the Samaritan woman, who was a prophetic type of the Church, for
two days. John 4:40.
Jesus deliberately remained two days before crossing the Jordan to raise Lazarus.
Crossing the Jordan into Israel is a prophetic type of the Second Coming. John 11:6.
The Good Samaritan, a prophetic type of Christ, gave the innkeeper two dinarii to
care for the wounded man, promising to return and settle the account. Equaling two
day’s wages, the two dinarii may be a prophetic type of the two “days” that would
pass until the Lord’s return.
If the Church age is prophesied to last 2,000 years, which began with the day of
Pentecost, which most scholars calculate to be in 30 AD, then the return of Christ
should be no later than 2030.
Jesus said when the fig tree begins to bud, this generation will not pass away before
all these things are fulfilled. A generation does not completely pass away until
after 120 years, the maximum life span decreed just before the flood. The fig tree
represents Israel in Biblical symbolism so many agree that the return of the Jews
to the Promised Land and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 was the
event the Lord was indicating. Matthew 24:32-35.
Jesus promised to return after the Tribulation to gather the elect, so the Tribulation
will begin 7 years before the Appearance, Rapture and Second Coming in 2030, meaning
the Tribulation will start in 2023.
Mankind seems to have been given 7 “days,” or seven thousand years from Adam until
the completion of human history on the judgment day. From Adam to Abraham was about
2,000 years, from Abraham to Christ was about 2,000 years, and the Messianic age
when Christ rules on earth is a Sabbath “day” of 1,000 years. This leaves no more
than 2,000 years for the Church age to be completed before the Second Coming, reinforcing
the prophetic type of 2,000 year “days” as Hosea and John seem to also predict.
A Jubilee for Israel occurs every 49 years (7x7 years). The Jubilee is a year of
restoration, when slaves were set free, each family returned to their property and
the land was rested (Leviticus 25:8-11). In 2023 there will have been a total of
70 jubilees since Israel crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land in 1406 BC:* 7x7x70=3430-1406=2024-1=2023+7=2030
(there is no year 0, so we subtract 1 year* from 2024). In other words, 70 Jubilees
plus 7 will mark the year of Christ’s Second Coming (7x7x70+7) in 2030.
2023 marks 70 Jubilees since the battle of Jericho in 1406 BC when Rahab was taken
out following the 7th trumpet on the 7th day of battle. Fulfilling this prophetic
type, the Tribulation will begin 70 Jubilees after the battle of Jericho and last
7 years after which the Church will also be taken out at the 7th trumpet in the year
2030 or after 7X7X70+7 years .
So we can see strong Biblical evidence for a 2030 return of Christ
Hosea prophesied that Israel would be revived after two “days,” and the Gospel of
John’s prophetic types also point to a two “day” Church age before Christ returns.
The Apostle Peter stated, in answering to the skeptics about the delay of Christ’s
coming, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years. Two “days” of 1,000 years
ends in 2030.
The generation to see the “Fig Tree” begin to bud in 1948 will not have passed away
by 2030 as prophesied by the Lord.
The Church age can last no longer than 2,000 years if it must fit into the 7 “day,”
7 millennium “week” of human history beginning with Adam and ending with a “Sabbath”
2023 will mark seventy Jubilees since Israel entered the Promised Land in 1406 BC
and fought the battle of Jericho, taking Rahab out after the 7th Trumpet on the 7th
day of the Battle.* 7X7X70+7 = 2030.
The story of Joseph may predict a seven year period of abundance given to prepare
for the Tribulation
Joseph was told that there would be seven years of abundance to prepare Egypt for
the seven years of famine that would follow. Genesis 41:25-49. This may be a prophetic
type of a seven year period of abundance that will precede the Tribulation as a time
for the Church and Israel to prepare. This principal of Divine warning to make preparation
for a specified period of tribulation is seen in other Biblical examples:
Noah was warned to prepare food and enter the ark 7 days before the flood began.
Rahab was warned 7 days before the battle of Jericho and so made plans to safeguard
her family. She was taken out by the two spies after the 7th trumpet on the 7th day.
Israel was warned to prepare provisions 7 days before they crossed the Jordan to
Elisha warned the Shunamite woman about the 7 year famine that was about to occur.
Israel was promised abundant crops before the land was rested on the Sabbatical Year.
Believers will be given clear signs that the Lord is near
“Now learn the parable of the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender
and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see
all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. Truly I way to you,
this generation will hot pass away until all these things take place.”Matthew 24:32-35
“But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads,
because you redemption is drawing near. So you also when you see these things happening,
recognize that the kingdom of God is near.”Luke 21: 28-29.
Most likely dates for the Tribulation and Second Coming:
2016 spring or summer : Beginning of the seven years of preparation
2023 spring or summer: Birth pains begin, First Seal opened, Daniel’s 70th Week
2026 winter: Abomination of Desolation, beginning of the Great Tribulation
2030 spring or summer: Appearance of Christ and the Rapture
2030 fall: Second Coming of Christ to rescue and redeem Israel
Many are critical of anyone attempting to set a date for the return of Christ, pointing
to Scriptures such as Matthew 24:36: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not
even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. ” This is certainly
true, however, it does not preclude the possibility of knowing the year and season.
Anyone who attempts to set a date is certainly sticking their neck out. Although
exact day setting does serve a purpose of quickly identifying false teachers who
portray themselves as prophets or the only true Church. Since the 19th Century many
cults and sects have set various exact days for the Second Coming which have proven
wrong again and again, but surprisingly some of them are still going strong in spite
of it. Some prophecy teachers have used a more vague type of date setting, pointing
to some general time in the near future. This usually lets them off the hook if their
predictions prove to be wrong.
“You...are not in darkness that the day would overtake you like a thief”
As the Lord said in Luke 21, “But when these things begin to take place, straighten
up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” The Scriptures
tell us that we will know when He is at the door so we can conclude that even though
no one can know the exact day and hour, informed Christians will certainly recognize
when He is near, possibly within weeks. However, because of prevailing deceptions,
the world will be completely taken by surprise: “For you yourselves know that the
day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying,
“Peace and safety!’” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains
upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren are not in darkness,
that the day would overtake you like a thief.”I Thessalonians 5:2-4. It is clear
from this Scripture that Christ’s appearance will not come like a thief in the night
to well informed believers, but only to unbelievers.
*Israel left Egypt in 1446 BC, and ate manna in the wilderness for 40 years (Exodus
16:35) until they crossed the Jordan into Canaan. This puts their entrance into the
Promised Land and the beginning of the 49 year Jubilee cycles in the year 1406 BC.
I Kings 6:1 states that Solomon began to build the Temple 480 years after Israel
left Egypt. The Temple was started in 966 BC so 966+480=1446-40=1406 BC. Jubilees
are announced with a trumpet on the Day of Atonement, which occurs during the fall
on the tenth day of the seventh month (Hebrew calendar).
*Calculating dates that span BC and AD: 3, 2, 1 BC, 1, 2, 3 AD =5 total years because
there is no year zero so one year must be subtracted from the sum total of the two
dates (3BC + 3AD =6 -1=5 total years).
There is strong evidence from the Scriptures which point to the return of Christ
in 2030. Hosea’s prophecy that Israel would be revived after two days, the Lord’s
two day stay with the Samaritan woman and His two day delay before crossing the Jordan
to raise Lazarus, all seem to prophetically point to a two thousand year time decreed
for the Church age. The seven millennial “days” of human history also points to a
two thousand year Church age. 30 AD being the most likely date of Christ’s death
and resurrection suggests that the Church age will be finished by the end of 2030.
The Fig Tree Parable suggests the Lord must return sometime within 120 years after
Israel’s rebirth in 1948. Christ will appear on the clouds and the Rapture will occur
after the 7th Trumpet 70 years plus 7 after Israel entered the Promised Land and
fought the battle of Jericho in 1406 BC, taking Rahab out after the 7th Trumpet on
the 7th day. The Scriptures are clear that no one will know the day and hour of Christ’s
return but are equally clear that believers will know when He is at the door and
like Joseph, may get 7 years advanced warning to prepare for the Tribulation.