We all know that our Lord utilizes numbers within the Bible just as much as He does words. These numbers can have historical, spiritual or symbolic meanings or a combination of the three. There are numbers that represent judgment, some that represent the Elect or the non-elect and still others that represent a type of unity such as fulfillment or completeness. There are additional numbers with other meanings but we will be focusing on the #3.
All through the Bible we see how God uses the number 3 to show His plan/purpose.
Here are just a few examples:
The God-head... the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit.
Three Ceremonial Harvest Feasts... Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles.
King David's Sin... three days of the sword of the Lord.
The Prophet Jonah... three days within the fish.
Jesus At The Cross... three days "within the ground".
God's Salvation Plan... the Temple, the Church, the Great Multitude.
Judgments by Water... Noah's Flood, The Red Sea Crossing, M21 Symbolic Flood.
Human Raptures... Enoch, Elijah, Two Witnesses.
The Great Tribulations... Jacob's, Judah's, Church's.
We will be taking a closer look at three of the examples above to not only see how they are finalized but also how the Lord uses the number 8765 to tie them all together within these Latter Days.
Judgments by Water / The Great Tribulations / Human Raptures
GOD'S PLAN = 3
Three Judgments by Water
God's plan (3) Finalized (8765)
We knew about the comparison of Noah's Flood with Judgment Day (M21) as God showed us in 1 Peter 3. And also realized that the biblical date of Noah's Flood began on the exact same date as M21. But we did not comprehend that it would continue for an extended period of time.
Noah's Flood achieved a duel purpose. Salvation & judgment. Salvation for Noah & his family inside the Ark and judgment for those whom were outside the Ark. The number "5" also represents this same duel purpose. That is why we see after Judgment Day (M21) that the locusts (false prophets) are released to deceive the World for 5 months... matching Noah's first 5 months of full flood stage. These 5 months are a spiritual symbolic 5 months that continue until the 2 Witnesses revive from being killed for 3 1/2 days and are raptured. Just as Noah & his family were kept safe while those outside were under judgment and received eventual death, the Elect also are kept safe while the non-elect are under spiritual judgment and eventual death.
2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly
1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
Red Sea Crossing
The Red Sea Crossing achieved a duel purpose. Salvation & judgment. Salvation for the Israelites crossing over to the other side and judgment for the Egyptians that could not cross over. In both Noah's Flood & The Red Sea Crossing we see that the unsaved could not cross over to dry ground to save themselves. These are perfect examples of where we are today. The unsaved will not be able to cross over to dry ground (safety in Heaven) as during this current time of judgment.
Exodus 14:12-13 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
M21 symbolic Noah's Flood
This final symbolic Noah's Flood we are currently in is achieving a duel purpose. Salvation & judgment. Salvation for the Elect while waiting within the spiritual Ark and judgment for the unsaved outside of the spiritual Ark. Notice that the salvation or being saved context within all 3 water judgments does not imply that the process of salvation is active. In other words, The Lord already knew and picked those whom He had saved before the judgment began.
All 8 of Noah's family were chosen out of the world before the door of the Ark was closed. They were saved or protected from the (water) judgment that occurred afterward.
All of the Israelites were chosen out of Egypt before crossing the Red Sea. They were saved or protected from the (water) judgment that occurred afterward.
All of the Elect were chosen out of the world before the door to the spiritual Ark was closed. They were/are saved or protected from the (symbolic water) judgment that is occurring afterward and also the final judgment by fire at the End.
2 Peter 3:6-8 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 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 [comparing Noah's 7 day warning with our 7,000 year warning of the Flood(s)].
Noah's Full Flood Duration
Actual vs Symbolic
When it comes to the duration of Noah's Flood the Lord ingeniously supplied us with two distinct periods of time. Both time periods reflect a different but extremely accurate duration.
When we add all the specific days given concerning the actual historic Flood event within the Book of Genesis we see that they add up to an exact 370 days. This specific number of 37, biblically represents judgmentending or as we will see later can also represent the end of waiting, both of which correspond exactly with Noah's Flood. Noah & his family had to wait a full year as the outside world was experiencing judgment.
The second duration concerning the Flood event relates to our symbolic Noah's Flood the world began experiencing spiritually on Judgment Day (M21) and continues on until the End. The Lord not only told us that judgment would begin after the 8400 day Great Tribulation through the comparison within 2 Peter 3 but also by showing us that the actual historical Flood date began on the exact day of Judgment Day (M21 = 17th day of the 2nd biblical month). By following this pattern and aligning the biblical end date of the Flood (27th day of the 2nd biblical month) with our current calendar (May 19th, 2012), we found that the Flood lasted exactly 365 days - an exact full year. This exact full year of 365 days =8765 hours.
365.2422 days x 24 hours = 8765 full hours
365.2422 days x 24 hours = 8765.8128 hours
NOAH'S FLOOD = 8765 HOURS
Notice how the 8765 hours were found to be only within our spiritual symbolic Noah's Flood and not within the actual historic Noah's Flood. Our spiritual symbolic Noah's Flood is the third & final judgment by water (remember God's Plan of 3).
All three judgments by water will be finalized.
Three Great Tribulations
God's Plan (3) Finalized (8765)
We knew about all 3 of the 2 part great tribulations... Jacob's, Judah's & the Church's. What we did not comprehend was that there was a 3rd part to each of them. All 3 are in complete alignment. Please see the GT 3rd Part study for a full analysis.
Jacob's Great Tribulation
Jacob's great tribulation began with a physical famine. There was no physical food within the Promised Land. Jacob and his family remained within the Promised Land during this period of time. This was the 1st part - 23 months. After these first 23 months, Jacob and his family were commanded to leave the Promised Land and to live outside of it (go to Egypt) where the physical food was located. This was the 2nd part - 61 months. These 2 parts combined equalled a total of 84 months = 7 years. Now began Jacob's 3rd part. From the time their 84 months had ended (7 years) until they all partook of the Passover for the first time (after the plagues) and left Egypt there were a total of 5100 months (425 years).
Jacob's 3rd part = 5100 months + partook of the first Passover.
Judah's Great Tribulation
Judah's great tribulation began with a spiritual famine but eventually included a physical famine. There was no spiritual food within the Promised Land because their last righteous king had died. The people of Judah remained within their Promised Land during this period of time. This was the 1st part - 23 years. After these first 23 years, Judah was commanded to leave the Promised Land and to live outside of it (go to Babylon). This was the 2nd part - 47 years. These 2 parts combined equalled a total of 840 months = 70 years. Now began Judah's 3rd part. From the time their 840 months had ended (70 years) until they gathered as one to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles for the first time once again was a total of 5100 hours (7 months).
Judah's 3rd part = 5100 hours + celebrated their first Feast of Tabernacles once again.
Church's Great Tribulation
The Church's great tribulation began with a spiritual famine. There was no spiritual food within the Holy Land (Church) because the Lord (Holy Spirit) had left from within the midst. The Elect remained within the Church during this period of time. This was the 1st part - 2300 days. The Elect were commanded to leave the Church after their first 2300 days to live outside of it (get out & live within Egypt = the World). This was the 2nd part - 6100 days. These 2 parts combined equalled a total of 8400 days = 23 years. Now began the Church's 3rd part. From the time our 8400 days had ended (23 years) until the future Rapture as we shall gather as one to celebrate the final Feast of Tabernacles within Heaven will be a total of 5100 days (14 years).
Church's 3rd part = 5100 days + will celebrate the final Feast of Tabernacles within Heaven.
Church's Full Great Tribulation Duration
8400 Day GT + 365 Days of Noah's Flood
The 3rd part of our Final Great Tribulation has many representations.
* The 5100 days
* Noah's Flood
* Five months
* The 2 Witnesses' 3.5 days of being killed
* A Little Season
When we combine all 3 parts of our Final Great Tribulation, not using the actual 5100 days but instead using God's symbolic Noah's Flood's 365 days we once again get the strange number of 8765!
8400 tribulation days + Noah's Flood's 365 days = 8765 full days
23 years (8400 days) + Noah's Flood's 1 year = 24 years ~> 24 x 365.2422 = 8765.8128 days
8400 DAY GREAT TRIBULATION + 365 DAY NOAH'S FLOOD = 8765 DAYS
Notice how the 8765 days are found to be only within our Final Great Tribulation and not within the previous two great tribulations. Our Final Great Tribulation is the third & final great tribulation (remember God's Plan of 3).
All three great tribulations will be finalized.
Three Human Raptures
God's Plan (3) Finalized (8765)
All through the New Testament era Christians have looked and wondered of the future End Day of the Rapture. When the Elect would fantastically "fly in the sky" towards Heaven. We must remember that there were two previous raptures in biblical history, Enoch & Elijah's raptures. Ours will make the 3rd & final rapture. There might be some individuals that proclaim that this will be the 4th rapture because of Jesus' body vanishing. But that instance was different. Jesus' physical body was dead before vanishing. To be raptured is to not see death but to be transformed and be brought to Heaven. Besides, Jesus was God not human.
We have limited information when it comes to the life of Enoch. But what little we do know is the truth of the basics.
23 And all the days of Enoch were threehundredsixtyand fiveyears:
We clearly see that Enoch was 365 years old when he was raptured. This is the same number of days within a year.
24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for Godtook him.
To walk with God is to follow His commandments. Only a saved individual can truly do this. And God took him to Heaven... he did not die.
(Heb 11:5 [KJV])
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesiedof these (unsaved), saying, Behold, the Lordcomethwithten thousandsof hissaints,
15 To executejudgmentuponall, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
Notice how Enoch not only lived within the Old Testament but also lived before the Flood. Yet he prophesied of these End Times, specifically of the final Rapture. God is linking Enoch's rapture of 6741B.C. to our final Rapture (2025?) by having the first person raptured prophesy of the final Rapture. We will also see why his rapture age of 365 is extremely significant.
We actually know quite a bit of information related to Elijah's rapture time period, before and afterward. In fact, his historical time period events all fit precisely as a timely example within our Final Great Tribulation:
The famine - Our first 2300 days of no salvation in the Church
The 450 false prophets killed - The temple is cleansed in 1994
The rain - Our 6100 days of the Latter Rain of salvation
Jezabel seeks to kill prophets - The 2 Witnesses are killed
His rapture - Our final Rapture... they knew/we can know
See the Elijah study. At the end, Elijah, Elisha and the prophets all knew the day he was to be raptured. But scripture clearly shows that they did not know the hour. Because as they both were walking and talking he was unexpectedly brought up into a whirlwind. This fits perfectly within our Timeline. We might be able to know a date but not the day nor hour due to all the time zones. See the Day/Hour study.
(2Kgs 2:11 [KJV])
And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
The 2 Witnesses' Rapture
The Lord has given allot of information concerning this final rapture. We can gather intel from both of the previous raptures and compare it with everything we find within the New Testament. Together we have an extraordinary picture of what's to come.
When we compare Elijah's rapture with our Timeline, we see that there was a period of tribulation for the prophets before the rain began in Israel and then a period of waiting after the rain within Israel before Elijah was raptured. We too have had tribulation before our Latter Rain of the 6100 days and we also see that we are within a waiting period until the Rapture. Elijah's silent 3 1/2 years of waiting matches the 2 Witnesses' 3 1/2 days of silent waiting (killed) before both of the raptures.
Revelation 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
Revelation 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
Revelation 11:11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
Enoch's Full 8765 Year Rapture Anniversary
From Enoch's Rapture Until The Final Rapture
As stated before, notice how the Lord links Enoch's rapture with our final Rapture. Enoch not only was a preacher of the Lord but also prophesied future events, specifically the End of the World & the final Rapture. Enoch was raptured sometime within the year 6741B.C.. We do not have a month or day but the Lord was gracious enough to allow us to know his rapture year according to the Timeline.
We have seen that the #8765 has shown up twice before. Once within Noah's Flood and the other within our Final Great Tribulation. What are the odds of such a large number showing up multiple times within our Latter Days AND in exact sequential order of 8-7-6-5? And in both instances seemingly to represent a complete finalization. But the Lord works and proves His Plans in 3's. So if it is of the Lord then there should be a 3rd 8765 connected within these Latter Days. And that's exactly what we find.
Enoch was raptured in 6741B.C.. His 8765th rapture anniversary lands within the year of 2025.
6741 + 2025 = 8766 - 1 = 8765
We must subtract 1 year from B.C. to A.D. because there is no year "0".
This specific year is the same year that the 5100 days of waiting ends. It's also the same year that the 1600 furlongs (weeks) ends. All three merging upon the year 2025.
FROM ENOCH'S RAPTURE DATE OF 6741B.C. TILL THE FINAL RAPTURE OF 2025 = 8765 YEARS
Notice how the #8765 lands on our final Rapture date. Our Rapture is the 3rd & final rapture ever to occur (remember God's Plan of 3). All three raptures will be finalized.
When we look at all 3 examples the Lord has given us concerning this strange number 8765, we see that they all have something in common.
1. Noah's Flood = 8765 hours > Judgment by water (x3) is Finalized.
2. FGT (8400 days) + Flood (365 days) = 8765 days > This 3rd 3-part Great Tribulation (x3) will be Finalized.
3. Enoch's 8765th rapture anniversary ends in 2025. All three raptures (x3) will be Finalized.
Another point of interest to note. God not only shows and compares all 3 linked events with the whole number of 8765, but He also proves it down to the furthest decimal point.
Noah's Flood = 365.2422 current calendar days. These 365.2422 days = exactly 8765.8128 hours.
Our 8400 day FGT + 365 day Noah's Flood = 8400.5706 + 365.2422 = exactly 8765.8128 days.
(23 years + 1 year = 24 years x 365.2422 = 8765.8128 days)
3 PROOFS SHOWING THE DURATION OF THIS FULL 3-PART FINAL GREAT TRIBULATION - 8765 = FINALITY
And yet there is still another interesting fact.
The number 365
(Gen 5:23 [KJV])
And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years
Enoch's rapture occurred within his 365th year here on Earth. There are 365 days in a calendar year. Noah's Flood lasted 365 days according to our calendar year. Of course, Noah's Flood is a symbolic spiritual Flood which began on Judgment Day (M21) and will continue until the Rapture. Therefore the 365 symbolic days that represent Noah's Flood also will end at the Rapture.
A full calendar year comes to completion at its 365th day.
Enoch's physical life came to completion within his 365th year.
Our symbolic Noahian Flood will come to completion within its symbolic 365th day.
The first rapture ended with 365 years. And so shall the final Rapture end with 365 "days".