Well…it would seem as if he does.
Lately people have been uncovering certain pivotal dates and numbers hidden in media for decades. Some can seem like a stretch, some appear to be legitimately placed, and others are just downright creepy. Do a search on the appearance of 9/11 in moves and television and things will quickly turn from coincidence to “whaaaaa…t,” especially considering that when you trace the sources of this so-called art it usually if not always derives from some person or organization who is admittedly a satanist, or illuminati member, or high level freemason or in some other way nefariously connected to the occult.
How is this possible? Since Jesus Himself said that He didn’t?
Well, I’ve already gone over the problems with taking that verse in such a context within a previous post, but just know that I don’t subscribe to the idea of Jesus being as surprised by the day to the extent that an unbeliever would be, especially since He himself assures us that if we watch and pray, we won’t HAVE to be caught off guard by the day.
But even if we were to subscribe to that idea…let’s say that 2,000 years ago that day was up in the air. At what point would the clues and signs begin to bring that day into view?
Well, the earliest speculation by a human that I’ve come across was that of Isaac Newton, who also predicted September 23, 2015 as the day using the prophecies in the Book of Daniel as mathematical inspiration.
And I know that we’ve all been conditioned to consider date setting a fool’s errand, but it really isn’t, if you know enough about what you are talking about. Basically, if you ARE a fool, that’s exactly what it will be.
You can’t just do the math, you have to study the scriptures. Because when you begin to study the ways of God, the process of elimination will become more precise and you will know that you cannot merely be satisfied with the math, but the symbolism, the meaning, the purpose, and the method.
And when you embrace all of those things, the day of Atonement 2015 becomes as conspicuous as Rudolph’s nose.
I think everyone can observe that end times prediction kicked into high gear around fifty years ago. The trigger event? The restoration of Israel and its capital Jerusalem in 1967. Daniel 9:25 describes this event in detail being pivotal to the beginning of the end, such a gigantic piece of the puzzle that from knowing this event alone it could be relatively easy to predict many end times events. And considering that these date setters could be within fifty years of the end times, the margin of error is pretty small. But still, that doesn’t help when you’ve spent massive amounts of money to make billboards that say “We Can Know dot Com.”
Understand that all these date setters did not just suddenly fall off their rocker: they were likely avid students of Bible prophecy that saw this event and tried to translate God’s little math riddle in Daniel but did not know enough about Biblical language to know that their solutions were incomplete. Certainly it’s very awkward to the Western ear to hear that the rapture is coming on a Wednesday in September. But when you hear that Jesus is coming on the day of Atonement in the year 5776, the year of the super Shemitah, year of Jubilee, in the month of Tishrei, well. That’s sounding super legit now.
It’s because God’s calendar is Jewish. And the Jewish calendar is not static but based on observation of nature.
At least, it wasn’t always. As times got modern it became more of a hassle to wait for the grain to sprout to consider it the first month. I mean the banks in New York or wherever ain’t got time for that, so the Jewish calendar has been off for quite some time.
But God still uses the old one.
And if one can keep track of the old one, then it becomes even easier to determine dates and times as laid out by God.
But I’m digressing. How is it possible that Satan can know?
Well, aside from him being a former cherub knowing God quite closely, being a part of the spiritual realm, around since the beginning and considerably smarter than a date-setter alive in the 1960’s, there’s a couple other plausible theories.
Whatever the answer, it seems that he not only knows, but is flaunting it.
We all seem comfortable with the idea of Satan knowing that “his time is short,” but can we take it a step further and consider that he is throwing the date in our face?
But why would he? I know why I’m obsessed with making sure that I’m found worthy to escape the great and terrible Day of the Lord when the restrainer would be removed, but what’s he talking about it for?
Well aside from the occult tendency to hide things in plain sight, September 23 for him would be like his birthday times a billion. It’s gonna be a good day. The best it can get for him, really. September 23 begins his residency, as it were.
Meanwhile God will be shortening the days so that the remnant can survive his government.
And this mess??? I really CANNOT with him.