A pair of dramatic total solar eclipses cross the continental United States on August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024. When overlaid, the eclipse paths form an enormous X centered in the American midwest (see http://www.notcot.com/images/2017/08/eclipse2024.jpg).
As noted in the last post, when using September 26, 2020 as a potential starting point for the Final Jubilee (and Daniel's 1290 day count from chapter 12, verse 11), we arrive at:
9/26/2020 + 1290 days = 4/8/2024.
This would imply that the Abomination of Desolation mentioned in Daniel's prophecy would coincide with the second Great American Eclipse. We will delve deeper into the nature of the Abomination of Desolation in a future post. First, why an eclipse over the USA? What does the USA of 2020 A.D. have to do with Bibilical prophecy?
To answer this question, we turn to John's Revelation, Chapter 18 (NIV):
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say:
“‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; 5 for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. 6 Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Pour her a double portion from her own cup. 7 Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit enthroned as queen. I am not a widow; I will never mourn.’ 8 Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
9 “When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. 10 Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry:
“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, you mighty city of Babylon! In one hour your doom has come!’
11 “The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore— 12 cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; 13 cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.
14 “They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’ 15 The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn 16 and cry out:
“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! 17 In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’
“Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. 18 When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’ 19 They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out:
“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin!’
20 “Rejoice over her, you heavens! Rejoice, you people of God! Rejoice, apostles and prophets! For God has judged her with the judgment she imposed on you.”
Close examination of this prophecy reveals some telling characteristics of both the city and nation of "Babylon"which fall during Daniel's 70th week. First, Jesus commands His people to exit Babylon before her destruction. Second, Babylon is depicted as a woman who sits as queen over the world economic system. She is an economic power unlike any other. Specifically, she consumes the world's products and resources. She also sits surrounded by oceans.
Looking at the current world, there is really only one nation and city which fit all the necessary criteria. For example, looking at oil consumption, the USA leads: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_oil_consumption . As far as a woman sitting on many waters, the Land of Liberty stands alone: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/axiomimagesthumbs-or/proxy/original/AX83_195-00001.jpg .
Interestingly, the end of the Final Jubilee on the proposed timeline occurs on September 11, 2027 (Day of Atonement):
9/17/2020 (Festival of Trumpets) + 10 days + 1290 days + 1250 days = 9/11/2027 (Day of Atonement).
In other words, the Second Coming of Christ would occur 26 years after the events of 9/11/2001. If we divide this time period in half, we arrive in the year 2014. The blood moon tetrad of 2014-2015 sits precisely in the center of this time frame.
In the next post, we will explore further the removal of Jesus' people prior to the destruction of Babylon.