One of the tools used in the timeline determination was the spacing of Jewish Holidays in a seven year period to see when such holidays had the day count spacing as indicated in the Books of Daniel and Revelation. In looking at the holidays, it was found that the day of Atonement or Yom Kippur was the critical ending day of 1,260 days. This would then make the following Hanukkah match day 1,335 as found in Daniel 12. But more importantly it makes the middle point of the Tribulation fall in some years on the Feast of Firstfruits.
To make the Feast of Firstfruits start the 1,260 day countdown to the Second Coming on Yom Kippur means one important thing. Since the Feast of Firstfruits is always a Sunday, then in those years that the day counts work, Yom Kippur will coincide with the Sabbath. This then means that Firstfruits must land on Nisan 20. Then three and a half years later, Yom Kippur will land on the Sabbath since 1,260 divided by 7 days a week results in exactly 180 weeks. So day one of the count begins on Firstfruits with day 1,260 ending on the Sabbath.
The placement of the Day of Atonement on the Sabbath is fitting since the seventh day is a day of rest. When Jesus returns, he is establishing the seventh Millennium of the Great Week that is a period of peace and rest. The next Day of Atonements to fall on a Sabbath at least seven years from today are the years 2024, 2028, 2031, 2034, 2035, and 2037.
However, many of those years also do not work since the Hebrew Calendar employs leap months to keep the lunar calendar up to the solar year. Out of nineteen years, seven of those years will incur a thirteenth month called Adar 2. When two of those leap months are within a possible three and a half year period, the day counts between Firstfruits and Yom Kippur will not match the day counts of Daniel and Revelation. So through the process of elimination, there are only certain such years that fit according to the observed Hebrew Calendar. Not only must the days of the week line up, but there also must only be one leap month within the three and a half years in view.
But why do we focus on Yom Kippur and Firstfruits? Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement is fulfilled when Jesus returns to bring salvation or deliverance to Israel to halt the Tribulation. The High Priest intercedes for the nation. As for Firstfruits, at the middle of the 70th Week of seven years, the Antichrist receives his deadly wound and sets up the Abomination of Desolation. Apparently the Antichrist is killed, but is healed or “resurrected” through the power of Satan himself indwelling the Antichrist. What day would be better to produce a counterfeit than the very holy day Jesus himself was raised from the dead? That the day counts of 1,260 fit between these days in some years seems to suggest this possibility. That these years also work for the fact that Christ the Great Healer would return and accomplish such work on the Sabbath also seems to lend reasoning as to why Jesus seemed to heal on the Sabbath during his earthly ministry.
So if we take this hypothesis of Firstfruits to Yom Kippur as the bookends to 1,260 days, only a few years on the horizon work within these circumstances. Previously only the years of 2010-2017 and 2024-2031 were found to fit these requirements. With 2010 now past, only the 2024-2031 option seems to be left on the table, but it would seem to exceed the period of a generation since the Endtime signs began–or at least it seems too far off with all things considered in current events. But there may be another period that has been overlooked.
In between 2017 and 2031 there is the year 2024. In 2024 Yom Kippur does indeed land on the Sabbath. However, from the Feast of Firstfruits 2021 there are two leap months scheduled in the observed calendar. Firstfruits would be Nisan 22 and not Nisan 20. So the day counts do not work due to the extra month in this period. Counting 1,260 days back from Yom Kippur 2024 would result in Iyar 20, 2021, which is on a Sunday. However, there may be a problem with this year as scheduled on the observed calendar.
In 2021, Nisan 1 is scheduled for March 14, 2021. This is an early placement since the Spring Equinox coincides with March 20th. If Adar 2 is placed prior to the start of this Hebrew year, then Nisan 1 would start on April 13, 2021. This adjustment would then mean that only one leap month would occur in these three and a half years to allow the day count of 1,260 days be between Firstfruits 2021 (May 2) and Yom Kippur 2024 (October 12). All of the years then in this scenario would be accounted for as beginning after the Spring Equinox with just this one adjustment to 2021.
What may be interesting is that if the 2021 observed calendar stands as scheduled, then the middle of the Tribulation would be observed as Iyar 20th. Iyar 20 was the day Israel departed Mount Sinai to then wander in the wilderness for 38 more years (Numbers 1-4). This would also be fitting since Israel is commanded to flee at this point to go and be protected by God in the wilderness as well when they see the Abomination of Desolation. So either way then, this year of 2021 hits meaningful days at the start of a 1,260 day countdown, whether May 2 is Nisan 20 or Iyar 20. With the coming of the Two Witnesses, the calendar may also be adjusted to start after the Spring Equinox as it probably should.
On a similar note, the year of 2024 and the possible ending day counts of 1,260, 1,290, and 1,335 with regard to the Roman Calendar are interesting. Day 1,260 ending on Yom Kippur would be October 12th–the anniversary day of the Fall of Babylon. Day 1,290 ending on Heshvan 10 would be November 11th–the anniversary day of World War 1’s Armistice/Veteran’s Day. Day 1,335 ending on Kislev 25 or the first day of Hanukkah would be December 26th with Hanukkah starting the evening before on December 25. The most significant of these days would seem to be the timing to the Fall of Babylon and the ending of the first World War–”nation against nation and kingdom against kingdom”.
If 2024 is the year of closure, then 2024 is 110 years from the start of World War I on Av 9, 1914. The British conquest of Jerusalem on Hanukkah 1917, would then be 107 years old with 2017 being at 100 years. The end of World War II would then be 79 years of time to 2024. The rebirth of Israel taken as either 1947 or 1948 would place 2024 as year 77 or 76–under the limit of 80 years of the “generation by strength” (Psalm 90:10). The 70th year from the rebirth of Israel will be 2017 and quite possibly the start of the 70th Week of Daniel, if the next viable year scenario of 2017-2024 is the correct one. The winning of Jerusalem then will have 50 years in 2017 with 57 years in 2024. Truly a generation of people cannot totally pass away until all is fulfilled...
We will see...