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Scholars have pieced together bits of information from the Essenes and speculate these point to the imminent return of Jesus. In looking at this timeline, keep in mind this is hypothetical and involves assumptions. That said, we do believe the final jubilee of our age will begin in AD 2025 as prophesied by these astonishingly accurate ancient Hebrew prophets. Interestingly enough, NASA has also predicted three dates when the asteroid Apophis will fly by the earth. These dates are in the spring of the years 2029, 2036, and 2068.[i] A possible connection between the Apophis asteroid and the Wormwood prophecy of the book of Revelation has also been well established in the past.[ii] It is also believed that an Apophis/Wormwood asteroid strike could tie some of the trumpet judgments of Revelation into a chain reaction caused by a single event and could possibly occur during the middle of the seven-year Tribulation.[iii] Lastly, while NASA is now saying that a 2029 strike of Apophis is unlikely, a position challenged by top-100 scientists, it has recently admitted to an unexpected acceleration of the asteroid due to what’s called the “Yarkovsky effect.”[iv]

Let’s say that the accelerating Apophis asteroid does strike earth on Friday, April 13, 2029 (the date NASA currently predicts Apophis to be closest to the earth), and it is, in fact, the fulfillment of the Wormwood prophecy. Amazingly, when we subtract three and a half years from the spring of 2029, we arrive at the time of Rosh Hashanah, or the Feast of Trumpets, in 2025. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration commonly associated with the Rapture of the Church and/or Second Coming of Jesus. This is especially interesting when considering Jesus’ words about not knowing the day or the hour of His return; if the Rapture was to take place on the Feast of Trumpets, there would be no way to know which exact day or hour, since the celebration takes place over the course of two days.

If we assume the middle of the Tribulation is April 13, 2029, we can subtract 1,260 days (three and a half years, or forty-two months, or “time, times, and half a time” according to biblical prophecy as given in the books of Daniel and Revelation) and arrive at November 1, 2025, as the date when the Antichrist confirms the covenant. Interestingly, on the Essene calendar, this date is Cheshvan 16, which is only one day before Cheshvan 17—the date when the Flood of Noah began. In Noah’s time, Cheshvan 16 was the final date the rebellious inhabitants of the world lived in blissful ignorance, believing they were safe and at peace.

If we were to assume Apophis is Wormwood and strikes on April 13, 2029, and this is the middle of the Tribulation, we find some interesting facts about this day. First, according to the Essene calendar, April 13, 2029, is ten days after Passover (Nisan 14) on the Hebrew date Nisan 24. According to Daniel 10:4–5, the prophet Daniel was visited by the angel on Nisan 24.[v] Also, in 1312 BC on Nisan 14, a very interesting thing happened to the children of Israel after they crossed the Red Sea:[vi]

So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. (Exodus 15:22–23)

We can compare this with the description of Wormwood in the book of Revelation:

Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter. (Revelation 8:10–11)

Both passages mention the number three and, most astonishingly, both mention bitter water. Also, in the passage of Exodus, if the Israelites were traveling for three days without water, sometime after the three days but before the fourth (around the halfway point, perhaps) is when they found the bitter water. Could it be that the children of Israel found the bitter water three and a half (or so) days after their Exodus from Egypt just as the world finds their bitter water three and a half (or so) years after the Church makes its exodus from the world in the Rapture?

If we add 1,260 days (as stated in the book of Daniel) to April 13, 2029, we come right to September 24, 2032, which, on the Essene calendar, is the Day of Atonement. Jesus died in AD 32 and fulfilled all of the Spring Feasts.[vii] Wouldn’t it be interesting if Jesus came back, right where He left off—only exactly two thousand years later, to fulfill the Fall Feasts?

If we continue with this line of thinking, Daniel’s prophecy also gives us 1,290 days and 1,335 days from the middle of the Tribulation that we have to deal with. Thus, 1,290 days after April 13, 2029, is October 24, 2032, which is Cheshvan 10, the day Noah entered the ark and the day before Methuselah died. This is clearly a great day of judgment from the Lord and, based on the wording of Daniel 12, could be the day the image of the Beast is removed and thrown into the lake of fire:

And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. (Daniel 12:11)

Next, 1,335 days are mentioned:

Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. (Daniel 12:12)

According to our timeline, 1,335 days after April 13, 2029, is December 8, 2032, the first day of Hanukkah. What’s really interesting about that is Hanukkah is exactly seventy days after the Feast of Tabernacles. The Book of Maccabees says Hanukkah is actually modeled after Tabernacles and is considered a “delay” of Tabernacles.[viii] Hanukkah originated as a reaction to the desecration of the Temple by Antiochus IV Epiphanes, a historical event that Jesus used to point to the future Antichrist and the abomination of desolation:

Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (Matthew 24:15–16)




To put this into our timeline, we know that just before the thousand-year reign of Christ, the first resurrection occurs (Revelation 20:4–6) and this is probably when believers will receive their rewards (1 Corinthians 3:12). We also know there have been countless multitudes of believers throughout time, and we have no idea how long it will take for all to stand before Jesus to receive rewards. It’s possible that this all happens in an instant; however, it seems more likely that Jesus will work within the physical dimension of time as it has been created to work, at least until the formation of the new heavens and new earth. If that’s the case and Jesus returns in AD 2032, perhaps it takes just over forty years to get through every believer’s meeting for rewards, for nations to beat their swords into plowshares (Isaiah 2:2–4), and for everyone left in the world to establish and learn the new way of doing things under the rule of Jesus Christ. Especially considering the massive, final, end-times battle of Armageddon, it seems reasonable to expect some time for “clean up” so that, in AD 2075, the Kingdom Age can officially begin with nothing left to be fulfilled.

Finally, we come to the end of the millennial reign in our hypothetical prophetic timeline. Remarkably, even here, we see a bit of the “bleeding over” between ages as, just before the end of the Kingdom Age, Satan is let loose to instigate another apostasy and war:

And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.  And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Revelation 20:7–10)




This is how the seven thousand years of creation history finally ends before the creation of the new heavens and new earth described in Revelation 21. We see a bit of the bleeding over after the millennial reign as well. Just before everything comes to a close, we see Satan let loose, then finally destroyed, and the great white throne judgment of Revelation 20:11–15 takes place. If we had to guess, and if the previous ages are any indication of how we could date these things, we should expect Satan to be released in the final jubilee of the Kingdom Age—that final fifty years, perhaps even exactly one thousand years from the day he was originally bound, which would mean he would see his release in AD 3032. If this is the case and following this pattern, we could even predict the time of the final day of creation as we know it. We should expect the final day to be mid-March, possibly on Adar 28, which is the Saturday before the New Year, or perhaps Tekufah Nisan, 3075, the day just before the first day of the New Year on the Essene calendar. It will be a Tuesday. Or, perhaps how God used every day in the first week of existence to create everything, He will use every day of the final week to pass everything away, ending on Friday, Nisan 3, 3075.

Then, presumably, when all of creation is exactly seven thousand years old, Revelation 21–22 will be fulfilled and the old heavens and earth with “pass away” (meaning be removed, die, or both) and a new heaven and earth will be perfectly created without sin, pain, or death, exactly as intended from the beginning. Finally, this strange, seven thousand-year detour we all had to take in order to find our way back to God will finally be completed and we’ll be back at a new beginning, where we were always destined to be, forever.

Of course, as you will discover in the following entries, there are those who have a different plan for your life—a Secret Destiny for you, America, and the world. And their plan was prophesied in the Holy Bible to unfold before the end of the age foreseen by the Essenes.


[i] Earthsky. Infamous asteroid Apophis is accelerating.

[ii] Tom Horn, The Wormwood Prophecy.

[iii] Tom Horn, The Messenger.

[iv] Earthsky. Infamous asteroid Apophis is accelerating.

[v] Daniel 10:4–5:On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river (that is, the Tigris) I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist.


[vii] Horn, The Messenger.

[viii] Rabbi Paul Kipnes, Chanukah as a Second Sukkot.

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