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With Daniel Speck 1.10.11

 

2030 and the Second Coming

 

Based on a number of clues given in the Scriptures, we can expect Jesus Christ to return in 2030. Some Scriptures that point to this particular year:

 

  1. The Prophet Hosea wrote of the Lord’s second coming:  “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.
  2. 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 and a thousand years like one day.  II Peter 3:4,8.
  3. Jesus stayed with the Samaritan woman, who was a prophetic type of the Church, for two days. And after two days He went forth from there... John 4:40.
  4. Jesus deliberately remained two days before crossing the Jordan to raise Lazarus. He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was. John 11:6.  Crossing the Jordan into Israel is a prophetic type of the Second Coming.
  5. 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 or two days stay at an inn, the two dinarii may be a prophetic type of the two “days” that would pass until the Lord returns.
  6. 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 will be in 2030. See the chart:  Dates for the birth and death/resurrection of Jesus.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 2023 marks 70 Jubilees since the battle of Jericho in 1406 BC when Rahab, a prophetic type of the Church, 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 will last 7 years after which the Church will also be taken out (raptured) at the 7th trumpet in the year 2030 or after 7X7X70+7 years .

 

Hosea prophesied the exact year of the Second Coming!

A careful reading of Hosea 5:15-6:2 incredibly reveals one specific year for the return of Christ.

“I will go and return to my place until they (Israel) acknowledge their sin and seek My face”...”He will revive us after two days and raise us up on the third day.”

 

The revival of Israel describes the time when all Israel comes to faith in Christ and the raising up of Israel is that time when Jesus Christ will lead the Jewish nation into the promised land where He will  raise them up as the Kingdom of Israel.

 

Since the Lord is going to accomplish both of these events in the same year when He returns, there is only one possible year when this prophecy can be fulfilled! That has to be the single year in which the second millennium after Christ’s ascension ends and the third millennium begins. 2030, which is two thousand years after Christ “returned to His place” in 30 AD; is also the beginning of the third millennium after He ascended and so is the only year in which both the revival and raising of Israel can possibly occur.

 

So the Apostle Peter’s answer to the skeptics about the time of Christ’s return (With the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as one day) together with the prophetic types which picture two “days” until the Lord returns, cannot be merely an approximation, but must certainly delineate just one specific year: 2030.

 

Also See the Chart: The Prophetic Convergence of 2030

 

 

The Lord mentions summer when speaking of His Return

 

“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.” Matthew 24:32-3. The Church age began on the day of Pentecost in 30 AD. Pentecost usually falls in late spring, so a summer Appearance and Rapture agrees very well with this Biblical clue.

 

 

Dates for the Tribulation and Second Coming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the Chart: Timeline of the Last Days According to a 2,000 Year Church Age

 

 

A 2030 Return means a 2023 Tribulation

The Lord Jesus promised to return after the Tribulation to gather the elect (Matthew 24:29-31), so the Tribulation will begin 7 years before the Appearance, Rapture and Second Coming in 2030, meaning the Tribulation will start in 2023.

 

See also: 2023 Tribulation

 

 

The exact day for Christ’s Appearance cannot be known

 

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. ” Matthew 24:36. Many are justifiably wary of anyone attempting to set a specific date for Christ’s return, however, it does not preclude knowing the year and even the season. The Lord was clear that shortly before He appears, believers would know that He was near.“When you see these things happening recognize that He is near, right at the door.” Mark 13:29.

 

“You...are not in darkness that the day would overtake you like a thief”

 

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.  

 

But to believers the Lord said, “...when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28.

 

 

Calculation notes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

*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).

 

Summary

 

A careful study of  the prophetic Scriptures reveals that the return of Christ will be in 2030. The Apostle Peter’s answer to the Second Coming skeptics that one year equals a thousand years provides a key to unlock the year of the Lord’s return. The Lord’s two day stay with the Samaritan woman and His two day delay before crossing the Jordan to raise Lazarus paints a prophetic picture of a two thousand year Church age. Hosea’s prophecy that Israel would be revived after two days and raised up on the third day incredibly narrows down that year to a single specific year: 2030. 30 AD being the date of Christ’s death and resurrection means that the Appearance, First Resurrection, Rapture, and Revival of Israel will all occur in 2030 and cannot happen in any other year. The 70th Jubilee (7X7X70) after Israel entered the Promised Land and fought the battle of Jericho in 1406 BC will be in 2023. Just as Rahab was taken out after the 7th Trumpet on the 7th day, the Church will also be raptured at the 7th Trumpet of the 7th Seal of the Tribulation (7X7X70+7). 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.

 

See also: The Seventh Trumpet Rapture, 2016 7 Years of Plenty, and 2023 Tribulation

 

 

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