Thesis: Based on simple mathematical calculations, it is possible that the 3.5-year Great Tribulation could start around 2023 (or 2026) and that Jesus Christ could return around 2026 (or 2030). This is due to three inputs: 1) the Millennial Day Theory, 2) the Klassen dating of the creation of Adam and Eve in 3975BC and 3) the 3.5-year ministry of Jesus Christ from 26 to 30 AD.
Psalms 90:4 - For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
2 Peter 3:8 - But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The Millennial Day theory is a very simple summary of world history, dividing it into seven 1000-year periods based on Biblical genealogies. It was taught by some early Church leaders like Papias and Tertullian:
There are different views of when God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them:
Note that the further back we go in history, the less certain dates are, especially dates prior to the flood.
Jewish answer: Based on Jewish calendar (this year is 5780), we are about 220 years away from the 7th thousand years from human creation, but most Jews are not saved and don't have Holy Spirit to guide them.
The Reese Chronological Bible, which is based on the Klassen dating scheme, dates the sixth day of creation in 3975 BC. This is primarily based on the genealogies given in Scripture.
We also know that Jesus Christ most likely died and rose again around 30AD, after his 3.5-year ministry.
This means that the end of the 6000-year period could end around 2025 or 2026. Since the date of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is less disputed than the date of the creation of Adam and Eve, we can probably choose 2026 over 2025.
Based on Daniel 7:25, 12:7 and Revelation 11:2,3,6,14 and 13:5 (six occurrences) ,the generally-accepted length of the Great Tribulation is 3.5 years, 42 months or 1260 days.
Furthermore, using Daniel 9:24-27 as a reference, we can see that Jesus Christ confirmed the Old Testament covenant and stopped the sacrifice in the middle of Daniel's 70th week, which is a 7-year period.
Although many people believe that Daniel 9:27 is talking about the Antichrist, let's just ignore that theory for now and just give credit to the power of Jesus Christ to "overspread" or defeat abominations since His message spread over the last two millennia. The overspreading of abominations is different from the abomination that causes desolation (Daniel 11:31, 12:11, Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14 do not include the word "overspreading." Thus, we need not group Daniel 9:27 with these other verses. Daniel 9:24-27 is most likely all about Jesus Christ.) Thus, we are now in a period between two 3.5-year times of purification that together make up the 70th "week" (a 7-year period) of Daniel.
One unknown factor is whether Jesus Christ's 3.5-year ministry was part of Day 4 or Day 5.
If Jesus Christ's 3.5-year ministry was part of Day 4, then Day 4 ended and Day 5 started around 30AD, and the 3.5-year Tribulation could POSSIBLY start around 2026AD and end around 2030AD,
If Jesus Christ's 3.5-year ministry was part of Day 5, then Day 4 ended and Day 5 started around 26AD, so the 3.5-year Tribulation could POSSIBLY start around 2023AD and end around 2026AD.
Is there anything that would lead us to believe that current events are leading to global disaster in the years prior to 2023 OR 2026? Yes. Many. Here are a few:
First, the global derivatives bubble has been ready to pop for a long time.
Second, the rebellion and chaos stirred up by agents provocateurs in cities all over the world is likely to be the great rebellion / falling away described in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.
Third, transhumanism is growing in acceptance and governments and biotech companies are working hard to implement it ASAP.
Fourth, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing drastic changes in how governments control their populations, which is also forcing people to become more addicted to the Internet and surveillance technology.
Fifth, Deagel.com has forecast huge population changes, especially in the US by the year 2025 due to the unsustainable Ponzi scheme of the Petrodollar paradigm.
"The conclusion was that the US GDP was something between $5 to $10 trillion instead of $15 trillion as officially reported by the USG. We assume that the official data, especially economic, released by governments is fake, cooked or distorted in some degree"
"The key element to understand the process that the USA will enter in the upcoming decade is migration. In the past, specially in the 20th century, the key factor that allowed the USA to rise to its colossus status was immigration with the benefits of a demographic expansion supporting the credit expansion and the brain drain from the rest of the world benefiting the States. The collapse of the Western financial system will wipe out the standard of living of its population while ending ponzi schemes such as the stock exchange and the pension funds. The population will be hit so badly by a full array of bubbles and ponzi schemes that the migration engine will start to work in reverse accelerating itself due to ripple effects thus leading to the demise of the States. This unseen situation for the States will develop itself in a cascade pattern with unprecedented and devastating effects for the economy. Jobs offshoring will surely end with many American Corporations relocating overseas thus becoming foreign Corporations!!!!"
"When pensioners see their retirement disappear in front of their eyes and there are no servicing jobs you can imagine what is going to happen next. At least younger people can migrate. Never in human history were so many elders among the population. In past centuries people were lucky to get to their 30s or 40s. The American downfall is set to be far worse than the Soviet Union's one. A confluence of crisis with a devastating result."
In conclusion, we should all be prepared for accelerating rates of chaos, rebellion, lawlessness, fearful events, global government and a control grid to support the global government. The Tribulation may not start in 2023 or 2026, but if the Millennial Day Theory is correct, it may.
For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them. - Ecclesiastes 9:12
Note: do not be expecting a pre-tribulation rapture, or else you may be horribly disappointed if your timing is off. See Rapture Insurance