25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
1st sign in the heavens relating to Israel:
Comet Shoemaker-Levy begins striking Jupiter's surface on 16 July 1994 GMT, however the first comet impact was 2 hours after midnight on the 17th of July (9th of Av) Israel's time. There were 21 pieces of comet that struck the surface of Jupiter over a period of seven days. This could symbolize the 21 judgments pronounced on the Earth during the 7 years of tribulation. The seven years would last 2520 days or 84 months of 30 days each (the 70th seven).
2nd sign in the heavens relating to Israel:
The longest blood-red moon eclipse (1 hr 47 mins; longest one for next 1000 years) occurred 6 years to the day of the 1st comet striking Jupiter - it happened on the 16th of July, 2000. The next blood-red moon occurred on the 9th of January, 2001 and occurred over Israel. Two blood-red moons occurring in such proximity to each other are rare. The number of days between these two events are 177 days.
Let's consider the following timeline with the above events in mind and also comparing them with the Psalms as a "time guide": [I was unable to reproduce the timeline that is presented here in the original. Please email the author above and ask him to send you his Word file that can be printed out in landscape mode--Moza]
Now I believe that the Psalms can be "generally" laid out to show the timing of events in the "last days". A "general" rule is that each Psalm represents a month of time starting from January 2001. The following details out why I see it this way - for brevities sake I only posted the obvious verses instead of the entire Psalm in some chapters.
Psalm 1 (Identifies the righteous from the wicked and defines each of their fates)
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Psalms 2 - 8 build on the above theme of separating/protecting the righteous from the wicked and another theme appears also - the kingdoms of this earth are taking a stand against Israel. And this is precisely what has been going on over the last year culminating with Powell's speech in Kentucky just before Thanksgiving formally pitting the US against Israel by backing "land for peace". Consider the following verses:
1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One.
3 "Let us break their chains," they say, "and throw off their fetters."
4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
1 O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me, "God will not deliver him." Selah
6 I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side.
7 Arise, O LORD! Deliver me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
8 From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. Selah
1 Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
2 How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame ? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? Selah
3 Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him.
6 Many are asking, "Who can show us any good?" Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongue they speak deceit.
10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am faint; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in anguish. How long, O LORD, how long?
4 Turn, O LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.
5 No one remembers you when he is dead. Who praises you from the grave?
6 I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.
8 Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping.
9 The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed; they will turn back in sudden disgrace.
1 O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--
4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me (U.S.) or without cause have robbed my foe (Palestinians) --
5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust. Selah
6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
** The answer follows - setting up for Sep 11th
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows. ("He" is Osama bin Laden and the Talliban)
14 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
15 He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made.
16 The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head. (As we can see now)
17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
Psalm 9 (September 2001)
3 My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
4 For you have upheld my right and my cause; you have sat on your throne, judging righteously.
5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
6 Endless ruin has overtaken the enemy, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.
15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
16 The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. Higgaion. Selah
17 The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God. (The U.S. has forgotten God)
18 But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.
19 Arise, O LORD, let not man triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.
20 Strike them with terror, O LORD; let the nations know they are but men. Selah
Psalm 10 (October 2001 - Osama identified as the one who caused attacks, U.S. bombing of Taliban and terrorist networks has begun)
1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
** Verses 2 through 11 may apply directly to Osama bin Laden
2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.
3 He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
4 In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
5 His ways are always prosperous; he is haughty and your laws are far from him; he sneers at all his enemies.
6 He says to himself, "Nothing will shake me; I'll always be happy and never have trouble."
7 His mouth is full of curses and lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
8 He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent, watching in secret for his victims.
9 He lies in wait like a lion in cover; he lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
10 His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
11 He says to himself, "God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees."
** Verses 12 - 18 is the response of God to the victims
12 Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
13 Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, "He won't call me to account"?
14 But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
15 Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out. (The "arm" being the Taliban)
16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
17 You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.
Psalm 11 (November 2001 - The U.S. continues to bomb and to decimate the Taliban)
** Sept 11th has destroyed/changed a lot of the foundations
3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
** Verses 4 - 7 reiterate Psalm 1. The righteous will see his face - the wicked will face destruction
4 The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them.
5 The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates.
6 On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.
7 For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.
Psalm 12 (December 2001 - completing the separation of the righteous from the wicked and the possible start of Daniel's 70th week)
1 Help, LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men. (Rapture??)
2 Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.
3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue
** I found it interesting that it mentions the cutting off of lying lips in conjunction with the faithful vanishing from among men - consider Rev 3:9 listed below.
4 that says, "We will triumph with our tongues; we own our lips--who is our master?"
5 "Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them."
6 And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.
7 O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.
8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.
7 "To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.
8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars--I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.
10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.
Psalms 13 through 97 could represent Daniel's 70th week set aside for Israel. It is also interesting to note that Psalms 97 through 150 could describe the beginning of the millennial reign of Christ and how Israel has been restored. I don't think this is all coincidence.
Psalm 13 - 17 still finds Israel in trouble with it's enemies poised to strike. Let's see what's been happening since the "vanishing."
Psalm 13 - 17 still finds Israel in trouble with it's enemies poised to strike. Let's see what's been happening since the "vanishing."
1 How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
4 my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
1 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.
2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
3 All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
4 Will evildoers never learn-- those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on the LORD?
5 There they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.
1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? (Israel is soon to choose the answer to this question)
Psalm 16 (Has Israel agreed to withdrawal from it's land for peace?)
4 The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.
5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
Psalm 17 (Israel is looking for an escape from their dilemma for peace)
8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings
9 from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.
10 They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a great lion crouching in cover.
Psalm 18 (Antichrist confirms covenant/peace with many)
Verses 1 - 36 describes what it will be like when the Lord saves Israel "in the day of my disaster" and how Israel will be restored and protected by the Lord - now this is in stark contrast to verses 37 - 45 possibly foreshadowing how the Antiichrist (Who will claim the title "King of Israel") will reign and come to power.
37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
38 I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
39 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.
40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.
42 I beat them as fine as dust borne on the wind; I poured them out like mud in the streets.
43 You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations; people I did not know are subject to me.
44 As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners cringe before me.
45 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds.
** Verses 46 - 50 show Israel to be rejoicing for they have been "rescued."
46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
47 He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
48 who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name.
50 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.
Psalm 19 (Israel puts trust in false covenant)
12 Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
Psalm 20 (Daily sacrifice has been restored as part of the false covenant of peace and Israel places her "faith" in the sacrifice)
1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
3 May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. Selah
4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
Psalm 21 (Verses 1 - 7 depict what Israel thinks of it's new covenant maker)
1 O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
2 You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
3 You welcomed him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.
5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6 Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.
** Verses 8 - 12 show a glimpse into the future of this false king
8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.
9 At the time of your appearing you will make them like a fiery furnace. In his wrath the LORD will swallow them up, and his fire will consume them.
10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.
11 Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed;
12 for you will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.
13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.
Skipping ahead to when I think the two witnesses appear on the earth proclaiming the message of God, Jan 2004. I think the Psalm itself is the message of the two witnesses - all 49 verses. Verses 1 - 7 are given here as a synopsis of the overall message and the witnesses put perspective on current events. Also verse 25 suggest personal testimony.
1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
** Now according to the theory, we should be able to go 42 chapters from here and read of their demise when the Beast overcomes them. Let's go to Psalm 79.
Psalm 79 (2 witnesses killed and left in the streets - refused burial at the end of 1260 days of testimony)
1 O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple, they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.
2 They have given the dead bodies of your servants as food to the birds of the air, the flesh of your saints to the beasts of the earth.
3 They have poured out blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury the dead.
4 We are objects of reproach to our neighbors, of scorn and derision to those around us.
5 How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire?
6 Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name;
7 for they have devoured Jacob and destroyed his homeland.
8 Do not hold against us the sins of the fathers; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.
9 Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake.
** 3.5 days later the two witnesses come to life before all and are taken back to heaven and then an earthquake occurs killing 7000 people. Verse 10 alludes:
10 Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Before our eyes, make known among the nations that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants.
Psalm 51 (Antichrist stops daily sacrifice)
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Psalm 52/53 (Antichrist sets up the abomination of desolation; Suffers a mortal wound to the head)
1 Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
2 Your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor, you who practice deceit.
3 You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. Selah
4 You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue!
5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
** Suffered a mortal wound
6 The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at him, saying,
7 "Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!"
Psalm 53 (Nobody understands what's just happened)
1 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.
2 God looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
3 Everyone has turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
4 Will the evildoers never learn-- those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on God?
Psalm 54 (Israel briefly thinks it has been saved from the covenant breaker because of his "death" and wishes to sacrifice again)
5 Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.
6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, O LORD, for it is good.
7 For he has delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.
Psalm 55 (Antichrist has miraculously been "healed" and has been given the power to reign for the next 42 months.)
1 Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;
2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
3 at the voice of the enemy, at the stares of the wicked; for they bring down suffering upon me and revile me in their anger.
4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me.
5 Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.
** Some now recognize all that has happened and follow the Lord's instruction given in Mathew 24:16-18 -
6 I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest--
7 I would flee far away and stay in the desert; Selah
8 I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm."
** Verses 12 - 14, 20, and 21 depict Israel coming to terms with the reality of the Antichrist and his betrayal
12 If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him.
13 But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend,
14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked with the throng at the house of God.
20 My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant.
21 His speech is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.
Psalm 97 (Adding 42 months of chapters to Psalm 55 brings us to Psalm 97 where it should describe the return of Christ in some detail)
1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
7 All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
** Verse 10 might be why in Daniel 12:12 it says "blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of 1335 days"
10 Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
These are the reasons I believe the Psalms may have hidden reference to our soon future events. Now below I have worked out a timeline of Daniel's 70th week, with obvious help from the Psalms outline I have BRIEFLY mentioned here. There is more in the Psalms but I just hit the "highlights". [I was unable to reproduce the timeline that is presented here in the original. Please email the author above and ask him to send you his Word file that can be printed out in landscape mode--Moza]
The Psalms seem to indicate a general timing of the events just prior, during, and immediately following Daniel's 70th week. In the parentheses would be the corresponding chapter(s) of Psalms to show what Psalm indicates what event. Below I have listed the dates I think things may fall on and the significance of the equivalent Jewish calendar date shown above:
I will leave you with a look at Psalm 91 - the Lord has heard Israel's cry and has answered her prayer:
7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling-- even the LORD, who is my refuge--
10 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. (False Prophet & Beast??)
14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."
[December 6, 2001]