When Will Yahushua Return?
Since I became a Christian, I have been told Yahushua was coming back “soon.” After having waited for over forty-nine years, one begins to question whether people know what they were/are talking about since He has not returned yet. Doubt can creep in as Satan whispers in your ears, “you have been deceived.” What happens when we are led to believe Yahushua is coming "soon," and it never happens as "soon" as we are led to believe? Your expectations are raised, and when they are not met, we can become disheartened. "Hope deferred makes the heart sick" (Prov. 13:12).
I remember one sermon in which the minister said the return of Yahushua could be just months away, and that was fifteen to twenty years ago since I heard that sermon, and still Yahushua has not yet returned. We can become desensitized to the whole matter. It is like the little boy that kept crying “wolf, wolf” when there was no wolf. And when the real wolf showed up, and he cried “wolf, wolf” again, only for real this time, the people ignored him. So Satan has been working his hellish schemes to get us to become desensitized to the very real and visible return of Yahushua. It has also been the result of poor scholarship on the part of Elohim’s people not to know when He will be returning, but people keep shouting He’s coming back “soon,” when in fact, it is not time yet, and there are still many foretold events that must take place before He returns that will serve as “Waymarks,” prophetic signposts, showing us where we are at while we are watching for the return of Yahushua!
Most people will cite, “But of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father” (Mark 13:32). It is like people are looking for any reason not to know when He is coming back. But what if Elohim wants us to know when His Son is returning? Is there anywhere in the Bible where it is said: "No man shall ever know the day or the hour of Yahushua's return?" One cannot simply change what is written to what we think it is saying, but yet that is what has been done.
Does it also mean Yahushua will never know when He is returning?
Truth is progressive, and so is knowledge! Truth and knowledge are not stagnate but are becoming clearer as the time approaches for Yahushua’s return!
When the foretold time given in the Old Testament, for the first coming of Messiah arrived, Elohim sent His Son into the world. “But when the fullness of the time was come, Elohim sent forth His Son” (Gal. 4:4, emphasis added). Not very many people were ready for His first coming if any, and yet it had been foretold when He would come in Daniel 9:24-27, and where He would come was also foretold in Micah 5:2. “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He [Yahushua] come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”
Why did they not know? Because they had not done their homework, just like most of us living today! They were asleep and were not watching (studying)!
Will this be the case when Yahushua returns to the earth at “the time of the end?” Elohim’s purposes know no haste nor delay, and “when the fullness of the time” arrives, Yahushua will return. Everything happens in His timing, including the Second Coming of Yahushua. Zacharias, John the Baptist's father, was told by the angel Gabriel that because he believed not his words, he would "be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season" (Luke 1:20, emphasis added).
Just before Yahushua returned to heaven, His disciples “asked of Him, saying, Master, wilt Thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And He said unto them, it is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in His Own power” (Acts 1:6-7, emphasis added). The disciples had no reason to know when Yahushua was going to return because it was not going to occur in their day. Yahushua had many things He would have liked to have told His disciples, but He told them, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now” (John 16:12, emphasis added).
Elohim works on a need-to-know basis, and the disciples of Yahushua did not need to know when He was returning. But we are not living in the days of the disciples, and we need to know when He is returning, for He is returning in the days in which we are living - during our generation, the last generation. “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled” (Matthew 24:34).
In Daniel 12:4, we are told, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased” (emphasis added). The term “run to and fro” is a Hebrew idiom meaning “thinking upon time” and when you put that together with what the end of the verse says, we read, “many shall be thinking upon time and knowledge relating to that time shall be increased.” Thinking upon what time? The times mentioned in Daniel chapters eight and twelve.
“None of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand” (Dan. 12:10, emphasis added). Why do the wise understand and not the wicked? They have taken the promise Yahushua made in John 16:13 to His followers to themselves and have been taught by the Spirit of Elohim. The schools of theology cannot tell you when He is coming because they have their set standard of beliefs the scholars are to abide by if they want to retain their positions in the schools of their particular denomination. They are boxed in by their denomination’s beliefs (their creed), and when they go outside that box, they are usually terminated, sometimes under the charge of heresy, and no one wants that label to carry with them.
In the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation, a series of events leading up to the Second Coming of Yahushua is seen occurring over a specific length of time. Some say Yahushua can come at any moment, but can He? Why did He give us the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation if He is just going to disregard what He has already revealed in those books and do something completely different from what we find revealed in them? Why did He tell us to “study to show thyself approved unto Elohim, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15, emphasis added), if He is going to set those prophecies aside and do something that has not been revealed in the Scriptures? Is He going to disregard what is written in Amos 3:7? “Surely Yahuwah Elohim will do nothing, but He reveals His secret unto His servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? Yahuwah Elohim hath spoken, who can but prophesy?”
Is He trying to embarrass His servants, the prophets? I do not believe so, but He has revealed the future in such a manner that only those who are being led by the Spirit of Elohim and are doing their studying of the Scriptures will know and understand the future. In Revelation 10:9-11, we are told to study the Bible (eat what is in the little book [the Bible]), and then we are to prophesy (relate what you discover in the Bible) to every “peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings” what is to come upon the earth in the future.
He is going to follow His plan He has revealed in the Scriptures so His people will know where they are in the stream of time and which the Bible calls “the time of the end.” Every detail of what He has revealed in Daniel and Revelation will happen in the order and manner foretold that will serve as Waymarks, the great prophetic signposts, so we can see where we are at by the progression of events that are occurring.
And the greatest of all events to yet occur in the future is not left in doubt and mystery; the Second Coming of Yahushua! It, too, has been revealed though maybe not quite so obvious to all who study what is written in the Bible. Our preconceived opinions are the greatest hindrance to understanding the truths of the Bible. People have been told for so long that the “day nor the hour” are not to be known that most people do not even attempt to discover what Elohim just might show them if they studied. The event so long cherished when the end of sin and sinners can be accomplished, and Elohim’s eternal kingdom can be set up which will have no end but will exist throughout eternity has not been left in doubt and uncertainty. When peace and harmony will once again reign throughout the realms of the Universe, and wayward Earth is brought back into harmony with the rest of Elohim’s creation, the Universe!
We can see the progression of events (The great Prophetic Waymarks!) that are to take place during “the time of the end” in the books of Daniel and Revelation. The sealing of the 144,000 (Rev. 7:1-4), the global “earthquake” (Rev. 8:5), followed by a meteorite shower, followed by an asteroid impact in an ocean, followed by another asteroid impact on a land mass, followed by one-third of earth’s atmosphere being darkened by the debris injected into it (Rev. 8:6-12) all happening within thirty-day span. One-fourth of earth’s inhabitants being killed by those disasters (Rev. 6:8), with the New World Order taking advantage of the situation and taking control of planet Earth for the next “forty and two months” beginning on May 4, 2027 (Rev. 13:1-10). Persecution taking place, and people being killed or imprisoned (Rev. 13:7-10) for holding to their religious convictions, with martial law being enforced in order to control the masses that are still alive. The coming of Satan and his fallen angels some twenty-one months (Rev. 9:1-11) later, who will torment all of humanity who have not yet been sealed for five months, the “mark of the beast,” which is Satan's mark, will be implemented, the king of the north and the king of the south coming against Satan (Dan. 11:40) in which one-third of earth’s remaining population are killed (Rev. 9:13-19). Satan killing the 144,000 on September 15, 2030, who have been a thorn in his flesh and everyone else on planet Earth (Rev. 11:7). The 144,000 are brought back to life three and a half days later and taken to heaven (Rev. 11:11-12). Four of the seven last plagues are poured out (Rev. 16:2-9). Satan setting up his throne in Jerusalem (Dan. 11:45, Eze. 28:2, 2 Thess. 2:4) and proclaiming the beginning of the one thousand years of peace only to have the fifth plague poured out upon him and his followers on October 15, 2030 (Rev. 16:10-11). Satan overthrowing the New World Order and setting up his ten commanding angels, who with him establish his kingdom when the sixth plague is poured out (Rev. 16:12-16; Rev. 17 & 18). The close of probation for humanity when the seventh plague is poured out on October 25, 2030 (Rev. 16:17-21; Rev. 22:11). The resurrection of those who were put to death for not accepting the mark of the beast on October 30, 2030 (Dan. 12:2). The return of Yahushua (Rev. 19; Rev. 6:12-17)). This has all been shown in my book Go, Tell the World of Their Danger!
But when does Yahushua return? Can we know? Yes, I know the verse that says no man knows the day nor the hour (Matt. 24:36), but nothing is preventing us from understanding or knowing at least the month and year of His return, is there? I ask the question once again: Is there anywhere in the Bible where it is said, "No man shall ever know the day or the hour of Yahushua's return?" One cannot simply change what is written to what we think it is saying, yet that is what has been done.
There are additional Scriptures that indicate that only the hour will not be known. “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee” (Rev. 3:3, emphasis added). “And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. [Why did he not know? Was it impossible for him to know?] Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not” (Luke 12:39-40, emphasis added).
Elohim has given us all these details leading up to the most important event of Earth’s history, and He is trying to help us know with certainty, at the very least, the month and year when that event will occur.
This series of studies was not begun with a particular goal in mind, but things seemed to unfold before my eyes as I was doing this study (John 16:13). Within this study, you will find what took place in the days of ancient Israel when Elohim gave them a final four hundred and ninety years to complete certain specifications, and if they failed, which they did, Elohim was finished with them (Dan. 9:24-27) as His favored nation. Their allotted time of four hundred and ninety years ended in AD 34 when the Jews stoned Stephen, and the Gospel began to be given to the Gentiles and not exclusively to the Jews as had previously been the case. Thirty-six years later, in AD 70, Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed as foretold in the prophecy of Daniel 9:26. Elohim gave the Jewish nation thirty-six years in addition to their allotted time of four hundred and ninety years which are ten Jubilee cycles (10 x 49 = 490). Why thirty-six years?
Has Elohim also allotted humanity an additional period of probationary time? Just as Elohim allotted ten Jubilee cycles (ten times forty-nine) to the Jewish nation, so He has allotted humanity seventy Jubilee cycles (70 x 49 + 1 = 3431 years) which ended in AD 1994 and which began in 1437 BC. Is He also extending His mercy to us by giving us another thirty-six years, which extends to AD 2030? We are told in Ecclesiastes 1:9, “The thing that has been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun” (emphasis added).
Elohim set up a pattern of things to come by how He dealt with the nation of Israel before He brought judgments on them. The Jewish economy (the annual Feast Days and the Jubilee calendar) is prophetic and shows the timeline of the concluding events leading up to the second coming of Yahushua! The preceding parts of this study should be studied in the order given. They will show you what year we are in and how many years until the thirty-six additional years come to an end. At this point in time, we are in the Biblical year 6,028. At sunset on April 16, 2022, was the beginning of the Biblical year 6,028 since Adam was created. There are less than eight years (Nov. 2030) to go until we reach the seventh month of the Biblical year 6,036 (the Biblical year 6,036 begins at sunset on April 18, 2030) in which Yahushua will return. “The time of trouble” begins on April 4, 2027, which is less than five years away.
So now that we have the year when Yahushua is going to return, can we locate the month when He will return? I do not believe I am speculating on this matter as the previous studies should have shown and from what you will see in the following. There seems to be adequate evidence from the Bible to sustain my understanding.
In part 4 of this study are shown the relation of the Biblical annual Feast Days in relation to specific final events taking place during “the time of the end” prior to the return of Yahushua. They form a timeline starting at the preparation [day] of the Feast of the Passover three and a half years earlier and extend to the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles of the year AD 2030. These Fall Feast days are all discussed in Leviticus chapter twenty-three. Events will occur within two and three days of these three Fall Feast days at their appointed times (“one thousand two hundred and ninety,” “one thousand three hundred,” and “one thousand three hundred and five”) approximately three and a half years after the first global “earthquake” occurs on “the preparation [day] of the Passover” of the year AD 2027.
Satan sets up his throne in Jerusalem on the one thousand two hundred and ninetieth day after that first global “earthquake,” the sanctuary will be cleansed, and the probation for humanity closes on the one thousand three hundredth day after that first global “earthquake,” and on the one thousand three hundred and fifth day after that first global “earthquake” there will be a special resurrection and Elohim will announce the day of Yahushua’s return. This special resurrection takes place prior to the actual return of Yahushua when the resurrection described in 1 Corinthians 15:51-55 and 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 will occur. In the Jewish economy set up by Elohim, this was a most joyous time of the year after the harvest had been gathered in.
On April 4, 2027, the first global “earthquake” described in Revelation 8:5 will take place, and approximately three and a half years later, in the fall of AD 2030, the events previously discussed will occur within two and three days of the Fall Feast days; the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles. The years AD 2027 through AD 2030 are the years when the events described in Daniel and Revelation will take place. These are the only years in the near future in which the “one thousand two hundred and sixty,” the “one thousand two hundred and ninety,” the “one thousand three hundred,” and the “one thousand three hundred and five” days according to the Biblical Lunar – solar calendar can occur in that time frame. This also confirms that the year AD 2030 is the thirty-sixth year since the end of the seventieth Jubilee Cycle. Can you see that it is not all just happenstance? The one thousand three hundred and fifth day is October 30, 2030, and the month Yahushua will return will be November 2030.
Now for the day when Yahushua will return? In Leviticus 23:39, we read this: “Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a feast unto Yahuwah seven days: on the first day shall be a Sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a Sabbath” (emphasis added). The Feast of Tabernacles was to be a “seven-day” feast correct? Then why is there an “eighth day” mentioned for the seven-day feast? Every time I have read that portion of Scripture, I have had to pause and ask myself why the “eighth day?” It is only a seven-day feast? What is the significance of mentioning the eighth day? Has this been done intentionally to draw our attention to that day?
As mentioned in Part 4 of this study, the times (“two thousand three hundred days” and the “one thousand three hundred five and thirty days”) appear to have been changed by someone in the past in order to throw us off and preventing us from obtaining the correct understanding of what is being shown. We have this warning in Daniel 7:25, “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws” (emphasis added). Also, in Jeremiah 8:8, 23:36, the scribes may have perverted what they were copying and may have been the ones to have changed the times. “And the burden of Yahuwah shall you mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for you have perverted the words of the living Elohim, of Yahuwah of hosts our Elohim” (emphasis added).
Is the “eighth day” of the seven-day feast of Tabernacles the day Yahushua returns? It is not much to go by to become dogmatic over the issue, but when you consider what has taken place prior to this day, it makes sense because the “special resurrection” (Dan. 12:2) has occurred just seven days prior, and it may be Elohim will also announce the return of Yahushua at that time.
Please bear with me as I attempt to explain why I say that these events will occur within two or three days of the Fall Feast days. When I first began this study, I believed the Fall Feast days landed on the one thousand two hundred and ninetieth, the one thousand three hundredth, and the one thousand three hundred and fifth days since the first global “earthquake” pictured in Revelation 8:5. In projecting out to the year AD 2030, I discovered those times did not fall on the Fall Feast days. The Feast of Trumpets lands on the one thousand two hundred and eighty-eighth day, the Day of Atonement lands on the one thousand two hundred and ninety-seventh day, and the first day of the Feast Tabernacles lands on the one thousand three hundred and second day since the first global “earthquake.”
The only conclusion is Elohim has made it easier for all to keep track of where in the stream of time we will be by switching from using the Fall Feast days and going with the numerical times. We are told in Daniel 2:21, “And He [Elohim] changes the times and the seasons.” Only Elohim has the right and the authority to change the times. Not everyone has an understanding of the Biblical Feast Days or of the Biblical Lunar-solar calendar, and Elohim has simplified matters so all could understand who would want to know and follow where we are in the stream of time by watching the events (the Waymarks) take place.
In some verses pertaining to the timing of the return of Yahushua, only the hour is mentioned as not being known. “If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee” (Rev. 3:3, emphasis added). The reason the “hour” cannot be known as to when Yahushua will return is that it depends on where you are on planet Earth when He returns. If you can calculate where you are with respect to the International TimeLine, you may be able to come up with the “hour” for your location. We have no assurance Elohim uses the International TimeLine we use.
When Yahushua died at the ninth hour, it was the same day on the entire planet. Here on the east coast of the United States, where I now live, it would have been seven hours earlier than the ninth hour, according to the sundial, in Jerusalem. That ninth hour, according to the sundial, is not 3:00 pm but is approximately 3:51 pm at that time of the year in the spring in Jerusalem. The length of sunlight for that day and when it starts and ends is not from 6 am to 6 pm. It is from 6:24 am to 7:00 pm in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, at the present, is using Daylight Savings Time which means instead of 3:51 pm, it would be 4:51 pm.
This is the only time frame, AD 2027-AD 2030, in the near future where the “one thousand two hundred and ninety,” the “one thousand three hundred,” and the “one thousand three hundred and five” can fit and even if AD 2030 is not the six thousand and thirty-sixth year of this world's history, it is the thirty-sixth year since the seventieth Jubilee year. I had believed that just as the Spring Feast days were fulfilled by Yahushua on the very day they were to be observed, so I had believed that the Fall Feast days were going to be fulfilled on the very day of the Biblical Lunar-solar calendar they were to be observed. I no longer believe that to be so. Their close proximity would seem to indicate that in the fall of AD 2030, the events mentioned in Daniel chapters eight and twelve will take place at the timing as mentioned in Part 4 of this series. Only Elohim has the authority to change the times. “And He changes the times and the seasons” (Dan. 2:21). Part 7 will show you where these times take place on the Gregorian calendar.
I ask the question yet a third time: Is there anywhere in the Bible where it is said: "No man shall ever know the day or the hour of Yahushua's Return." One cannot simply change what is written to what we think it is saying, but yet that is what has been done, but there is certainly ample evidence supporting that early in November of AD 2030, Yahushua will return.
Nothing is mentioned in the Scriptures about not knowing the month and the year of Yahushua’s return. At this point in time (Dec. 2022), it appears that the one thousand two hundred and ninetieth, the one thousand three hundredth, and the one thousand three hundred and fifth days will be used in lieu of the Fall Feast days of the seventh month, but both have been noted in the studies of Part 4 and Part 7 as well as this part. Either way, it will be within two or three days of the actual time of the Fall Feast days, and we eagerly await their occurrence! Anyone with contributing thoughts feel free to share with me. At the present time, Elohim has given us these times of “one thousand two hundred and ninety,” the “one thousand three hundred,” and “one thousand three hundred and five” in order that all may know the certainty of specific events taking place at those specific times in lieu of the annual Fall Feast days of the Bible which most in the world are unfamiliar with. With the “one thousand two hundred and threescore days” being used to tell us when the 144,000 are to be killed and the “forty and two months” or one thousand two hundred and sixty days of the New World Order being in control of planet Earth, it just seems to make good sense that Yahuwah Elohim would use the “one thousand two hundred and ninety,” the “one thousand three hundred,” and the “one thousand three hundred and five” days in lieu of the Fall Feast days in order to simplify things for us.