THE PROPHET ELIJAH VS OUR FINAL GREAT TRIBULATION
The exact historical timeline of Elijah during his 3 part drought/rain/waiting written in black
The comparison of our 3 part FGT aligning with Elijah's events written in blue

Scripture does not declare a number of years for the time period before the 3 1/2 year famine. Elijah was a prophet of God before the 3 1/2 years of famine occurred within Israel therefore we know that there was a time of testimony.  This matches our previous time of the Church Age. A time of rain.

Four parts:
1. rain
2. no rain
3. rain
4. waiting

Our study will include the following scripture:
1 Kings 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
2 Kings   1,   2
2 Chronicles 21:12-15

3.5 YEARS OF DROUGHT
NO TESTIMONY - 2300 DAYS

1. AHAB MARRIED JEZEBEL (1 Kings 16:28-33)
CHURCH IN BED WITH JEZEBEL  (REV. 2:20-22)

2. DROUGHT WITHIN ISRAEL (1 Kings 17:1 / James 5:17)
FIRST 2300 DAYS OF OUR FGT  (DANIEL 8:14/12:11)

3. JEZEBEL KILLED THE PROPHETS (1 Kings 18:3-16 / 19:10)
THE ELECT ARE "KILLED"  > SILENCED  (REV. 6:11)

4. ELIJAH FED BY RAVENS & BROOK IN WILDERNESS (1 Kings 17:2-7)
NO HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN THE CHURCH/NO DOVE > JUST AS ELIJAH WAS FED BY THE UNCLEAN RAVEN, WE TOO WERE FED BY AN UNCLEAN GOSPEL. BUT GOD'S PEOPLE STILL DRANK OF THE WATER OF LIFE AS ELIJAH DID FROM THE LITTLE TINY BROOK OF LIFE

5. PROVIDED FOOD FOR WIDOW OUTSIDE OF ISRAEL... notice she was a widow, her husband was dead (1 Kings 17:8-16)
THE ONLY LIMITED SPIRITUAL FOOD THAT WAS AVAILABLE WAS OUTSIDE THE CHURCH TO INDIVIDUALS... the Elect were widows/virgins

6. HEALED WIDOW'S DEAD SON OUTSIDE OF ISRAEL... notice the boy was brought up to the loft, on high (1 Kings 17:17-24)
VIRTUALLY NO ONE WAS SAVED EXCEPT OUTSIDE THE CHURCH (LUKE 4:25-27). SALVATION WAS POSSIBLE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH ON A LIMITED BASIS BECAUSE THE TRUTH WAS NOT PROCLAIMED AS YET ON A GRAND SCALE

FROM THE TIME THAT THE FAMINE BEGAN UNTIL IT ENDED IN 856 B.C. WAS A TOTAL OF 3.5 YEARS



3.5 YEARS OF RAIN
THE LATTER RAIN - TESTIMONY - 6100 DAYS

1. ELIJAH BROUGHT FIRE FROM HEAVEN TO THE ALTER (1 Kings 18:17-39)
JUDGMENT IS COME BECAUSE OF SPIRITUAL FORNICATION / BABYLON IS FALLEN  - THE 6100 DAYS  (REVELATION 14:7-8)

2. KILLED THE 450 FALSE PROPHETS... possibly 850 prophets (1 Kings 18:40 / 18:19)
THE TEMPLE IS CLEANSED (DANIEL 8:14)

3. RAIN WITHIN ISRAEL... notice they ran to Jezreel - a city that means "God sows" (1 Kings 18:1-2 / 18:41-46)
THERE WAS NOW SALVATION OUTSIDE THE CHURCH ON A GRAND SCALE / LATTER RAIN (JOEL 2:23), THE 2 WITNESSES' TESTIMONY (REV. 11:3)
JUST AS ELIJAH BEGAN TO RUN WHEN THE RAIN BEGAN, THE ELECT ALSO BEGAN TO RUN THEIR RACE (1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-27 / REVELATION 14:20)

4. JEZEBEL SEEKED TO KILL ELIJAH BUT FAILS (1 Kings 19:1-2)
THE ELECT ARE SCORNED BUT NOT SILENCED

5. ELIJAH FLEES OUT OF ISRAEL (1 Kings 19:3-4)
THE ELECT ARE COMMANDED TO FLEE BABYLON (REVELATION 18:4)

6. 7,000 WITHIN ISRAEL WHICH HAVE NOT KNELT BEFORE BAAL (1 Kings 19:15-18)
THE GREAT MULTITUDE WHICH NO MAN CAN NUMBER (REVELATION 11:13)

7. SYRIA ATTACKS ISRAEL 2 YEARS IN A ROW / AHAB DENIES GOD'S WILL {1 Kings 20:1-43 (verse 42 below)}
And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORDBecause thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.
JUST AS KING AHAB DECLARED THE KING OF SYRIA HIS BROTHER AND HAD MERCY UPON HIM - A MAN GOD HAD APPOINTED TO UTTER DESTRUCTION, THE CHURCH TOO HAS WELCOMED THE "MAN OF PERDITION" AGAINST GOD'S WILL (2 THESSALONIANS 2:3-8 / REVELATION 17:11). THE WORD "PERDITION" MEANS UTTER DESTRUCTION. THE CHURCH CONGREGATION THEN FULFILLS THE REMAINING OF THE VERSE... "therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people".

8. JEZEBEL HAS NADAB KILLED & AHAB STEALS HIS VINEYARD (1 Kings 21:1-29)
"BABYLON IS FALLEN, IS FALLEN" (REVELATION 14:8 / 18:2)

9. SYRIA DEFEATS & KILLS AHAB AT THE BEGINNING OF THE LAST 1/2 OF 3RD YEAR IN 853B.C. (1 Kings 22:1-40)
JUST AS SATAN WAS GIVEN A DEATH BLOW AT THE CROSS, HE WAS ALSO HALTED WITHIN THE 6100 DAYS BY NOT BEING ABLE TO FRUSTRATE GOD'S PLAN OF FINAL SALVATION BECAUSE HE WAS IMPRISONED WITHIN THE CHURCH (REVELATION 18:2 / 20:1-3)

10. AHAZIAH RULES ISRAEL AS CO-REGENCY WITH HIS FATHER FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS
    AHAZIAH FALLS FROM HIS LOFT...showing he has been brought low as his father Ahab (2 Kings 1:1-18)

11. ELIJAH BROUGHT FIRE FROM HEAVEN TWICE, KILLING THE 2 CAPTAINS WITH THEIR 50 SOLDIERS BUT DID NOT KILL THE LAST CAPTAIN WITH HIS 50 (2 Kings 1:2-16)
THIS APPEARS TO REPRESENT THE TALLY WITHIN THE CHURCH. THE 1/3RD OF THE THIRD. THOSE WHOM REMAIN AND HAVE THE MARK OF THE BEAST (REVELATION 13:16) & THOSE WHOM COME OUT THROUGHOUT THE 6100 DAYS AND HAVE THE MARK OF GOD (REVELATION 14:1 / 22:4). NOTICE THERE WERE 3 GROUPS OF 50+1. TWO WERE JUDGED, ONE WAS SHOWN MERCY. HERE WE SEE THE FAMOUS 2/3RDS & 1/3RD (66.6% & 33.3%). THESE LAST 50+1 ARE SHOWN MERCY AND SEEM TO REPRESENT THE 3 HORNS (THE 3RD) THAT WERE PLUCKED OUT WHEN THE FIERCE LITTLE HORN (SATAN) CAME UP WITHIN THE CHURCH (DANIEL 7:8). THOSE WHOM WERE COMMANDED TO COME OUT OF HER.

ANOTHER INTERESTING OBSERVATION IS THE FACT THAT THE THREE 50+1=153. THIS IS THE SAME NUMBER OF FISH CAUGHT WITHIN THE NET IN THE NEW TESTAMENT (JOHN 21:11), REPRESENTING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF THOSE THAT WOULD BE SAVED DURING THE CHURCH AGE WHICH WERE THE SYMBOLIC 144,000. WOULD IT BE SAFE TO SAY THAT THE NUMBER 153 ACTUALLY HAS A MEANING OF A TOTAL SUM OR COMPLETE SUM? IF SO, THE 3 CAPTAINS WITH THEIR 50 WHICH EQUALS 153 WOULD REPRESENT ALL THE PEOPLE WITHIN THE CHURCH... THE TOTAL SUM. TO WHICH A THIRD ARE CALLED OUT THROUGHOUT THE 6100 DAYS. ?

SOMETHING ELSE TO PONDER. THESE 50+1 (51) THAT RECEIVED MERCY AND THAT HAVE LEFT THE CHURCH THROUGHOUT THE 6100 DAYS ARE ALSO WAITING FOR THE LORD WITHIN THESE 5100 DAYS. IS IT POSSIBLE THE LORD IS SHOWING US ANOTHER LINK BETWEEN THOSE "51" WHOM HAVE COME OUT AND ARE WAITING WITHIN THESE 5100 DAYS UNTIL THE RAPTURE? IT IS SURELY POSSIBLE AND THOUGHT PROVOKING.

12. AHAZIAH DIES/JEHORAM RULES... ending his 2 year co-regency with his father, Ahab (1 Kings 22:37-53 / 2 Kings 1:16-18)
Ahab dying/Elijah's fire/Ahaziah dying all occur within the final 6 months of 853B.C..
THIS IS JUDGMENT DAY (M21). SATAN'S  CHANCE TO SWAY THE ELECT HAS FOREVER BEEN TAKEN AWAY, HE HAS LOST THE BATTLE. ALL WHOM GOD PLANNED TO SAVE, HAVE BEEN SAVED. SATAN HAS BEEN DESTROYED - GAME OVER (DANIEL 7:11).

FROM THE TIME THAT THE RAIN BEGAN UNTIL  KING AHAZIAH'S DEATH IN 853 B.C. WAS A TOTAL OF 3.5 YEARS




3.5 YEARS BEFORE RAPTURE
PERIOD OF WAITING - 5100 DAYS


1. WE NO LONGER HEAR OF ELIJAH PROPHESYING. HE IS SILENT/WAITING UPON THE LORD
THE PERIOD OF TIME OF THE 2 WITNESSES, SILENCED... WAITING UPON THE LORD/RUNNING THE "RACE" (REVELATION 6:11 / DANIEL 11:33-35)

2. ELIJAH DECLARES A FINAL WARNING TO KING JEHORAM OF JUDAH BEFORE MAKING HIS TREK TO BE RAPTURED (2 Chronicles 21:12-15)
ALTHOUGH THERE WILL NOT BE ANOTHER WORLDWIDE CRY LIKE JUDGMENT DAY, THE ELECT WILL DECLARE THE FINAL WARNING THROUGH THEIR INDIVIDUAL LIVES

3. ALL THE PROPHETS KNOW THE DAY WHEN ELIJAH WILL BE TAKEN (2 Kings 2:1-5)
GOD'S ELECT WILL KNOW HIS COMING (SEE THE "WE CAN KNOW" STUDY)

4. ELIJAH & ELISHA KNEW HE WAS TO BE TAKEN THAT DAY BUT KNEW NOT WHEN... FOR THEY WERE WALKING/TALKING AND ELIJAH WAS TAKEN UP IN A WHIRLWIND UNEXPECTANTLY
THE ELECT MAY KNOW THE DATE BUT NOT THE ACTUAL DAY/HOUR BECAUSE OF ALL THE DIFFERENT TIME ZONES BUT WILL BE READY


FROM THE TIME THAT AHAZIAH DIED UNTIL ELIJAH WAS RAPTURED IN 849 B.C. WAS  A TOTAL OF  3.5 YEARS
Our Final Great Tribulation follows Elijah's timeline within Israel
** Return back to the main Home Page! **
HISTORICAL = LATTER
We have all heard the saying, "history repeats itself". The Lord has shown us on a constant basis how the past is a pattern for the future, especially for these End Times.

God has syncronized past events with future and End Time events by duplicating the action and/or by linking them with precise numerical patterns or dating.


The rain season is from Tishrei until Adar which is September/October to March/April. This equates to 6 months. We can understand why the Latter Rain began on Tishrei 1994. It appears the heavy rain that Elijah prayed for began on Tishrei, the last 6 months of 856 B.C..

Rain season

(Lev 26:4 [KJV])
Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

(Deut 11:14 [KJV])
That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

(Deut 28:12 [KJV])
The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

(Jer 5:24 [KJV])
Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

(Song 2:11 [KJV])
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone

Heavy rain

1 Kings 18:41-46       And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drinkfor there is a sound of abundance of rain.  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,   And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and saidThere is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.   And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee downthat the rain stop thee not.   And it came to pass in the mean whilethat the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.  And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

From the last 6 months of 856 B.C. until King Ahaziah's death at the end of 853 B.C. = 3.5 years

Elijah's actions duplicated within these Latter Days
These 5100 days

1. (Rev 11:9 [KJV])
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.

2. (Rev 11:11 [KJV])
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.

3. (Matt 25:5-6 [KJV])
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.  6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comethgo ye out to meet him.

4. (Matt 24:42 [KJV])
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.





The Bible declares Israel's famine/drought was 3.5 years. We see that the number 3 and 3.5 equate to the same within God's plan/purpose


(1Kgs 17:1 [KJV])
And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

(1Kgs 18:1 [KJV])
And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.

(Luke 4:25 [KJV])
But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land

God also tells us that there were many widows within Israel during this time, matching the Elect still within the Church during our first 2300 Days.

Israel's famine began in 859 B.C. and ended 6 months into 856 B.C..
A Year to year recap of Elijah's three 3.5 year parts
Parralelling our three 3.5 part Final Great Tribulation

3.5 years of famine
We know for a fact that the famine/drought within Israel lasted for 3.5 years during Elijah's time period. As within other scripture the Lord shows us that the numbers 3 & 3.5 are equivalent to each other. The Old Testament declares it to have lasted 3 years (1 Kings 18:1) yet the New Testament goes into deeper detail and declares it lasted for 3.5 years (Luke 4:25 / James 5:17). But at this point we do not know the date at which it began nor of when it had ended. What we do know is that it began within King Ahab's reign (1 Kings 17:1). We also know that if the famine/drought began on the first month of the year - Aviv/Nisan (April/March), then the final six months would have ended on Ethanim/Tishri (September/October).
These 3.5 years of famine match our 2300 days ( "a time and times and the dividing of time",  "a time, times and an half" , "forty and two months" = 3.5).

3.5 years of peace
The next 3.5 years began with the Lord declaring that He is the only true God by igniting the wet alter from heavenly fire, killing of the false prophets, ending the drought by rain, peace/safety within Israel and finally the deaths of both Israeli kings Ahab & Ahaziah. Lets go into more detail with each of these actions.

The wet alter fire/killing of the false prophets/drought ending - These three events all happened within the same day (1 Kings 18). They began where the previous 3.5 years had ended on Ethanim/Tishri (September/October). We can attest to this on four accounts... when the rain began, the name of the city to which they ran, the Latter Rain and the alter offering of the bullock.
1. Biblically, historically and statistically Ethanim/Tishri (September/October) is when the rainy season begins for the Middle East (Song of Solomon 2:11).
2. King Ahab & Elijah headed to the city of Jezreel as the rain began. Jezreel has a Hebrew meaning of "God will sow" (Strong's #3157).
3. Our final Latter Rain began on Ethanim/Tishri (September 7th, 1994 - the start of the 6100 days).
4. Scripturally, the bullock was offered as a sacrifice for a sin/peace offering (Leviticus 4:3/Exodus 24:5).

Peace and safety within Israel - Scripture declares that Syria attacked Israel sometime after Elijah's rain which appears to have occurred sometime within the beginning of the final 6 months of the year. Israel was protected by God (1 Kings 20:1). Then again attacked at the end of the year which is the beginning of the next year. God once again protects Israel (1 Kings 20:22&26-28). The Hebrew word used in both instances for "return of the year" (Strong's H8666) is always translated better within all other scripture concerning the year as, "after the year was expired" (2 Samuel 11:1 / 1 Chronicles 20:1 / 2 Chronicles 36:10). So, we see that it certainly appears that Syria returned the attack upon Israel at the end of the 6 months. Elijah's wet alter fire/killing of the false prophets/the rain ending the drought/Syria attacking twice all occurred within the first 6 months.

The next period of time we read within scripture is that Israel enjoyed no war from Syria for 3 years (1 Kings 22:1). When we add the first 6 months + the 3 years of peace we get 3.5 years.


Judgment of death for Israeli kings - But then there appears to be a confliction because we read within the rest of 1 Kings 22 that Israel warred against Syria in the 3rd year. There are two ways to view this matter.
1. Israel remained at peace without Syria attacking... because it was Israel whom was the aggressor this time.
2. There was no war for the first 6 months of the third year. King Ahab in league with King Jehoshaphat did not attack Syria until the 6th month or later. This would make sense because it is during this war that King Ahab dies. Then, as scripture declares his son Ahaziah dies later towards the end of the same year.

As we look to the chart to the right from Harold Camping's book, The Perfect Harmony of the Numbers of the Hebrew Kings, page 25 shows how King Ahab and his son King Ahaziah died within the same year of 853 B.C.. This equates to our recent Judgment Day of 2011. In fact it matches extremely well. Ahab/Ahaziah die at the same time Satan is "destroyed" at Judgment Day:
(Dan 7:11 [KJV])
I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

Knowing this date of 853 B.C. allows us to backtrack and find the dates of when the 3.5 years of famine/drought began and ended.


The 3.5 year famine/drought began with the full years of 859, 858 & 857 B.C. and ended within the first 6 months of 856 B.C..
These 3.5 years of drought/famine match our 2300 Days ("a time and times and the dividing of time", "a time, times and an half", "forty and two months" - 3.5).

The next 3.5 years of peace & safety began with the final 6 months of 856 B.C. and ended with the full dates of 855, 854 & 853 B.C..
These 3.5 years of cleansing the Temple and peace & safety match our 6100 Days ("a thousand two hundred and threescore days" - 3.5).

3.5 years of waiting
Elijah's rapture did not follow King Ahaziah's death within 2 Kings 1. There was a 3.5 year span of waiting before he was raptured. For we read within 2 Chronicles 21:12 that Elijah warned King Jehoram of Judah of his wickedness and that his death would be the result of it. This is the final time that we hear of Elijah active within scripture. We must therefore conclude that after this warning in 849 B.C., his rapture occurred just as 2 Kings 2 revealed. But how can we surmise that the date of 849 B.C. was Elijah's warning to King Jehoram of Judah before his rapture? Scripture gives us a clue. As we see from page 23 from The Perfect Harmony of the Numbers of the Hebrew Kings (image to the right), 2 Chronicles 21:4 declares King Jehoram of Judah "was risen up to the kingdom of his father". Harold Camping did an excellent study showing how it must have been at this time that Jehoram must have killed his brethren to secure his position to which Elijah was declaring the Lord's curse upon him. As seen from the kings chart above this date was 849 B.C. which was his 5th co-regent year with his father Jehoshaphat (date circled).

Past confusion of Elijah's rapture time
2 Kings chapters 2-13 are all referring and focusing on Elisha's works and life. This is what has misled and confused previous students of the Word and why there appeared to be a confliction of Elijah's rapture date.

The 3.5 years of waiting began with the full years of 852, 851 & 850 B.C. and ended within the first 6 months of 849 B.C..
These 3.5 years of waiting match our 5100 days ("three days and an half" of the two witnesses being killed/dead - 3.5).

Each historical event 3.5 years long. Mirroring our Final Great Tribulation... or more accurately, ours mirroring Elijah's historical events.

King's Chart
Page 25
3 1/2 year famine
begins - 859 B.C.
3 1/2 year peace
begins - 856 B.C.
Judgment of death
3 1/2 year waiting
begins - 853 B.C.
The date of
Elijah's rapture
2 Chronicles 21:4
Page 23 of 23-26
2011JudgmentDay.com - Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Earth - 2009-2012 / 2018-2025
ELIJAH & FGT BOTH = FOUR PARTS
Elijah lived through 10 1/2 years within the nation of Israel from one extreme to the next. These 10 1/2 years were split up into three 3 1/2 year periods. We will see that our Final Great Tribulation (FGT) matches Elijah's three 3 1/2 year periods amazingly close as an example. Elijah's first 3 1/2 years matches our first 2300 days ("a time and times and the dividing of time", "a time, times and an half", "forty and two months" = 3 1/2). In both instances it represented a time of drought/no testimony. Elijah's second 3 1/2 years matches our second 6100 days ("a thousand two hundred and threescore days"  = 3 1/2). In both instances it represented rain/Latter Rain - testimony. Elijah's third 3 1/2 years matches our third 5100 days (after M21 - the 2 Witnesses' "three days and an half" = 3 1/2 days being killed/dead). This 3rd and final period of time for both Elijah and in our time represent a time of waiting. And in both instances the final result is the Rapture. Unlike our Final Great Tribulation, Elijah's historic example does not show a solid distinction between outside the kingdom and inside the kingdom. It's main purpose is to show the 3 parts of no rain, rain and waiting... and ultimately his rapture.