When is the appointed time?
Man has his own calendar, but both God and Satan have their calendars as well. Is there a way to look at all 3, and come to a logical conclusion for the last days?
The establishment of an appointed time:
Gen 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
Exd 9:5 And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.
Job 7:1 [Is there] not an appointed time to man upon earth? [are not] his days also like the days of an hireling?
Regarding the end time Antichrist- fierce leader:
Dan 11:27 And both these kings’ hearts [shall be] to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end [shall be] at the time appointed.
Dan 11:29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
Dan 11:35 And [some] of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make [them] white, [even] to the time of the end: because [it is] yet for a time appointed.
Hab 2:3 For the vision [is] yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry
When is the appointed time for God?:
Exd 23:15 Thou shall keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou came out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)
Psa 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord’s appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these:’” (Leviticus 23:2).
The Lord’s appointed times are festivals and holy days that commemorate significant times and events in Israel’s history.
I personally find it interesting that there are 3 ½ months between the spring feasts and the fall feasts, just as there will be 3 ½ years of Jacob’s trouble before the Lord returns.
If I follow this reasoning a little further, then Jacob’s trouble would start in the summer, around June, in one year, and end in the Fall, around September, 3 ½ years later.
Will the summer of 2009 be the start of something?
When is the appointed time on Satan’s (Lucifer’s) calendar?
Lucifer (Quetzalcoatl) was the god of the Mayans. The Mayan calendar is very accurate, indicating supernatural knowledge at that time. The Maya themselves describe past visits of Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent, their snake god, descending through a “hole in the sky” on a rope ladder.
They believe at the end of 2012, the serpent rope will emerge again from the center of the Milky Way, and Quetzalcoatl will return, heralding a new era at the start of 2013. Another version of the story has Quetzalcoatl sailing down on a winged ship, causing some to speculate that a UFO armada or “mother ship” could descend and take up position over earth on that date.
Additional significance can be attached to this finding when considering that 2013 follows the end of the great cycle of the Maya calendar and the planetary cycle of the Aztec calendar, which concludes Dec. 21, 2012.
Quetzalcotyl- the god behind the Mayan prophesies for 2012 Click here for more
When is the appointed time in the Bible Code- if that can be trusted?
This date 2012 has raised apocalyptic fears in corners around the world. According to “The Bible Code,” the world will end on this date due to a collision with a meteor, asteroid, or comet.
When is the appointed time according to earth scientists, and other “earthlings?”
The Timewave Zero theory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-prt5d6m6s (start around 3 minutes)
This is a theory that purports to calculate the ebb and flow of novelty in the universe as an inherent quality of time. Novelty, in this context, can be thought of as newness, density of complexification, and dynamic change as opposed to static habituation.
According to McKenna, when “novelty” is graphed over time, a fractal waveform known as timewave zero or simply the timewave results. The graph shows at what times, but never at what locations, novelty is supposedly increasing or decreasing.
When the graph declines, or drops, there is novelty, or a new experience. When it goes up, there is less novelty, or experiences that mankind is very familiar with.
According to the timewave graph, great periods of novelty occurred about 4 billion years ago when Earth was formed, 65 million years ago when dinosaurs were extinct and mammals expanded, about 10,000 years ago after the end of the ice age, around late 18th century when social and scientific revolutions progressed, during the sixties, around the time of 9/11, in November 2008, and with coming novelty periods in October 2010 (rapture?), with the novelty progressing towards the infinity on 21 December 2012.
Important graphic points in 2009, appear around 19 April, 29 August and 23 October 2009, indicating the possibility of significant events around these dates. If true, what might these events be?
That in the time immediately prior to, and during this omega point (2012) of infinite novelty, anything and everything conceivable to the human imagination will occur simultaneously, presentation as an implication.
McKenna did not purport to know what exactly would happen with the demise of novelty when the Timewave became zero. Popular New Age theories for 2012 include: the mass of humanity would, by means of some technology, become mentally conjoined in a great collective; the moment in which time travel became a reality; the birth of self-conscious artificial intelligence; a global UFO visitation.
Another theory – the “Novelty Theory” – claims time itself is a “fractal wave,” which will end abruptly in 2012. Even the popular television program X-Files speculated that colonization of the earth by “aliens” would occur in December 2012.
Besides this type of speculation, an unusual number of important events will occur beginning in 2012.
NASA is predicting the next Solar Maximum will arrive in 2012 and will be the strongest in 50 years. At the same time, the sun will align with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in 26,000 years, on the exact date of the end of the Mayan calendar, Dec. 21, 2012.
This will also be the year when the United States and the United Nations elect a new president and a new secretary general, considered by some to be the two most powerful “thrones” on earth, and the seat from which prophecy experts say the Antichrist will rule or receive power.
Generational time, according to modern calculations:
***Jesus said the last generation would see his coming from what he implied would be the rebirth of Israel. How long is a generation?
Entropy Generation and Human Aging: Lifespan Entropy and Effect of Physical Activity Level
The first and second laws of thermodynamics were applied to biochemical reactions typical of human metabolism.
The entropy generated predicts a life span of 73.78 and 81.61 years for the average U.S. male and female individuals respectively, which are values that closely match the average lifespan from statistics (74.63 and 80.36 years).
For the “entropy calculated generation:”
May 15, 1948 (birth of Israel) + 73.78 years =
May 15, 1948 (birth of Israel) + 73 years, 9 months, 10 days = February 25, 2021.
For Daniel’s last week: 2021 – 7 = 2014 latest time that Jacob’s trouble starts.
For the “statistically calculated generation:”
May 15, 1948 (birth of Israel) + 74.63 years =
May 15, 1948 (birth of Israel) + 74 years, 7 months, 17 days = December 29, 2022.
For Daniel’s last week: 2022 – 7 = 2015 latest time that Jacob’s trouble starts.
It is interesting that 4 blood red moons are predicted in 2014-2015, during Feasts of the Lord.
Before this, there will be a total eclipse of the sun in July 2010, followed by a total eclipse of the moon in December 2010. This lines up with the 6th seal.
Rev 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Generational theory + timewave theory + God’s timing
Following this line of logic, if the 6th seal is complete by December 2010, then much trouble, with many new events (novelty- according to timewave zero), will occur in the next 3 ½ years (this post is written April 18, 2009).
There will be one non-novel time, in May 2010, with another rapid time of novel change through December 2010.
I could be wrong, but this short time in May 2010 could be a time of conflict and internal wars, riots etc, due to the changes. This could be the time of the 5th seal, when many of the saints are killed for the last time. Whoever survives would be raptured.
Another interpretation could be that the rapture occurs between Nov 2008 and May, 2010, causing the huge drop in the graph (dramatic increase in novelty). This would cause chaos, and any remaining saints who did not make it would be martyred afterwards.
One observation is that the time between May, 2004, and December 2004, looks similar to the time between October, 2008 and April 2009.
At least for America, I see this as the controversial elections causing huge changes and an irreversible split in the country’s unity. America has become strongly divided politically, which is “novelty” on the timewave graph.
After the 2004 election, the country returned to normalcy fairly well, in spite of the war and economic troubles, but I see very little return to normalcy after the 2008 election. Things seem to continue to unravel into more changes than people want or expect.
Please take note that this is just speculation, based on theories.
God can create a dark sun and a blood moon and have it occur within the same 24 hour period, and be an event that NASA could not predict. This would change all the timing.
Signs of the Sun and the Moon before the Day of the Lord. Click here for more
If Lucifer has indicated to his followers that he will return in 2009-2012, then maybe that is a consideration. If he is revealing this, then the Christians can make plans and be ready, and be less deceived.
Conclusion about the last days
Jesus said only the Father knew the day and the hour that the final days would happen. The appointed time may not be concluded, therefore, to this specific degree, but we can conclude that we are on its threshold.
Be sober, be vigilant. Pray, prepare, and trust God.
Remember, we have more authority than Satan does. We are covered by the blood of Jesus, if we are faithful. Remember also, that we have to be faithful unto death, if necessary.
Maybe the appointed time is now. Maybe we are out of time. Rapture or not, we could die tomorrow in an accident. Each person has their own appointed time. We should always be ready.
Timewave Zero theory examined – true or false?