They say the most profound
darkness comes just before the dawn. The
harshest oppression of our forefathers in Egypt
came just before their liberation.
That was a coarse darkness of
slavery of the body. Today it is a darkness of
the soul, a deep slumber of the spirit of Man.
There are sparks of light, glimmerings of a sun
that never shone before --but the darkness of
night overwhelms all.
Schneider's Sid Roth Interview Part 1, 2 and 3
Was Oct. 29, 2008, the first day of the Final
7 Years, or the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel?!!! I believe the
evidence that I am about to present to you makes a VERY strong case for this
to be the truth. Most of you believe that this could not be the case
because there has been no Rapture yet, and no confirming of a 7-year peace
treaty by the Antichrist. I believe there was an event one week ago on Oct.
29, 2008, that thrust the world right smack dab into the Final 7 Years of
human history, as we know it. Please be patient enough to read this entire
letter because if what I am about to present to you is the truth, then all
of our lives will never be the same again.
I would like to briefly introduce myself, although some of you will remember
me. I have written a couple of letters to Five Doves a year ago, and a few
in 2004, and in 2000-2001, and several in the late 1990’s. My ministry has
consisted of graduating from a Bible Institute, pastoring 2 churches, being
an evangelist on end-times prophecy and speaking in dozens of churches on
this subject, and writing 36 different tracts on the 2nd Coming of Christ.
We now have almost 10 million tracts in circulation. I have had numerous
conversations with Jim Bramlett and had dinner with him a couple of times at
the International Bible Prophecy Conference in Tampa, Florida. I have
attended numerous Bible Prophecy Conferences over the years, usually with my
own display table to offer my tracts, bumper stickers, tapes, Rapture
t-shirts, etc. Many of you know Bonnie Gaunt, who has written several
fascinating books on the end times and the Bible Codes, and appeared on TV
on the 700 Club. Bonnie and I hosted a summer-long crusade on the End Times
in our home city a few years ago.
Despite all of the above, I do not consider myself to be the in-depth
student of end time prophecy that some of you on Five Doves are. Like most
of you, I have been wrong on different things pertaining to the last days
before and will probably be wrong again in the future. I have been waiting
anxiously for somebody on Five Doves to see what I saw take place one week
ago on Oct. 29, 2008, but nobody has come forth with it yet. Ted Porter is
the only one who has come close.
Like most of you, I have been thrilled and fascinated by the abundance of
evidence pointing to 2008 thru 2015 as the Final 7 Years. It has been, and
STILL IS, OVERWHELMING. The only two years in my 35 years of studying the
end times that have come this close to creating this much evidence and
excitement have been 1998 and 1988. Notice, all 3 years ends in 8, the
number of new beginnings.
The evidence for the autumn of 2015 being the 2nd Coming of Christ and the
end of the Final 7 Years seems to be staggering. Some of you have given up
for this year because we are now into November and past the Feast Days for
2008. I hope what I am about to present to you will renew your hope that
2008--2015 are indeed the Final 7 Years before Christ returns.
During my attendance at numerous Bible Prophecy Conferences, there has been
one speaker who has earned the respect of most all attendees and been the
most sought-after speaker, and the one who has the biggest crowds around his
book table. It is not Jack Van Impe or Hal Lindsey. It is in-depth Bible
Prophecy scholar J.R. Church, of Prophecy in the News, author of Prophecies
in the Psalms and numerous other books on the end-times. J.R. has been
consistent in his belief that the 70th week of Daniel has to be during a
7-year Sabbatical cycle. I have seen him get excited about the possible
Rapture during 1987, 1994, 2001, and 2008 because these years were the
beginning of 7-year Sabbatical cycles. With the autumn of 2008 thru the
autumn of 2015 being another 7-year Sabbatical cycle, it seems the perfect
time for the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel to begin, AND I BELIEVE IT
So much evidence has come forth this year concerning 2015, including the
lunar and solar eclipses right before and right after Feast of Atonement,
Sept. 23, 2015. Jesus told us there would be evidence of his 2nd Coming in
the sun, moon, and stars. Do you believe Him??? According to Bonnie
Gaunt’s “Jubilee Study” in her Aug. 10, 2006, letter on Five Doves, and
several others, the autumn of 2015 begins not just a new Sabbatical year but
also a JUBILEE YEAR!!! WOW!!! That only happens once every 50 years.
Ted Porter of Five Doves has been pointing to this same exact 7-year period
of Oct. 29, 2008 thru Sept. 23, 2015, for being the the Final 7 Years for
quite some time and has even written a booklet about it. I urge you to use
the search engine on Five Doves and type in Ted Porter. He will give you
much more information about this 7-year period that began last week than I
can give you here. 7 X 7 = one Jubilee cycle. It seems extremely likely
that God would give Israel one Jubilee cycle from the highly significant day
of June 6-7, 1967, when they recaptured their holy city of Jerusalem. 7 X 7
X 360 days (a Jewish year) from that all-important day of June 6-7, 1967,
takes you to Feast of Atonement, Sept. 23, 2015, right to the day!!!
Amazing!!! This should be the Final Day of the Final 7 Years, when Jesus
returns at the Battle of Armageddon. Everything points to this being the
On Oct. 13, 2008, Ted Porter wrote to Five Doves an article entitled, “When
is Jesus Returning? The Answer is 42!” In that article, Ted did an awesome
job of telling us why the number 42 has been presented as the one number in
the Bible that means the 2nd Coming of Christ. The re-capturing of
Jerusalem on June 6-7, 1967, which most prophetic scholars believe started
the final generation before the 2nd Coming of Christ, plus 42 JEWISH YEARS
takes us to Oct. 29, 2008, which should be the first day of the Final 7
Years. I have just showed you TWO AMAZING CALCULATIONS THAT TAKE YOU TO THE
FIRST DAY AND THE LAST DAY OF THE 7OTH WEEK OF DANIEL, THE FINAL 7 YEARS.
It is my conviction that we entered this 70th Week of Daniel on Oct. 29,
On Oct. 27, 2008, Jerry Grenough wrote to Five Doves with the article
entitled, “It All Fits for 2008 Rapture”. In that article he wrote, that
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, will be Day One of the Tribulation. Ted Porter
and others have come up with the same calculations. Can it be just a
coincidence that there are so many things pointing to this 2520-day period,
this Sabbatical cycle, this Jubilee cycle, with everything seeming to
conclude on Feast of Atonement, Sept. 23, 2015, and therefore, starting on
October 29, 2008??? Never in history has there been such a perfect fit for
the Final 7 Years, not even close. Do you honestly think things can go on
like this for another 50 years (2 complete Jubilee cycles? Do you even
think things can continue for another Sabbatical cycle, or another 7 years?
It appears highly unlikely.
We have what many considered a 7-year warning on 9/11/2001. We have the
economies of the world falling apart and ready to plunge right into the
economic doomsday that is presented in the Book of Revelation. We have the
world poised on the brink of World War III. We have Iran and Israel poised
to unleash weapons of mass destruction at each other, not to mention the
U.S., Russia, China, and others. We have the likely Antichrist poised to
become President of the world’s only superpower. Can anybody say, “THE STAGE
IS NOW SET!!!”
Most of you are probably ready to agree with me that the stage is now set.
Many of you will agree with all of the above evidence that Oct.29, 2008 thru
Sept. 23, 2015, appears to be the perfect time frame for the Final 7 Years.
But the vast majority of you reading this still have two HUGE problems with
this time frame, which we entered on Oct. 29, 2008. #1, there has been no
rapture yet and #2, there has been no confirming of a peace treaty with
Israel by the Antichrist yet.
Several times I have preached a sermon entitled, “17 Scriptural Reasons for
a Pre-Tribulation Rapture”. I have always believed the Rapture would
precede the 7-year Tribulation. You may have noticed that in this letter I
have called this 7-year period of Oct. 29, 2008 thru Feast of Atonement,
Sept. 23, 2015, the Final 7 Years. After reading Sherry Vance’s article of
last month and similar articles over the years, I have to admit that even
though they probably do overlap, the Tribulation, the 70th Week of Daniel,
and the Time of Jacob’s Trouble may not be the EXACT same time periods.
I have always believed and been taught in Bible School that the Tribulation
would be 7 years, and the Great Tribulation would comprise the last 3 and
one-half years of the 7-year Tribulation. I still believe the Book of
Revelation teaches a 3 and one-half year Great Tribulation and that the 70th
week of Daniel is 2520 days, or 7 Jewish years, long. The 2300 days
mentioned in the book of Daniel has always been a mystery for Bible prophecy
scholars. This 2300 days could very well be the shortened Tribulation
For those of us who believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, this 2300-day
theory would still give us several more months and several more options for
the Rapture, if indeed the Great Tribulation and the 70th Week of Daniel
concludes in the fall of 2015. Even though I will be writing follow-up
letters with at least 2 possible dates for the Rapture during the next few
months, one in 2008 and one in the first half of 2009: