Just When Did the Tribulation Begin?

One of the last teachings Yehoshua (Jesus) gave before He went to the cross, died for our sins, and rose from the dead, was the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13), an exposition of what world conditions would be like before He returned to the earth. During this discourse he shocked his disciples by predicting that the Herod's Temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed. That happened in A.D. 70, just as He said it would.


Then He discussed what the conditions of the world would be after the first century. He made it very clear that in the "church age," a lot of people would declare Him to be the Messiah, but do so to draw disciples unto themselves. Jesus also made it clear that there would be plenty of wars, famines and earthquakes in the "church age," along with all sorts of false prophets.


Jesus warned His followers to expect a considerable amount of persecution, and because of that, many people would betray the cause, and "iniquity shall abound." Two curious statements would follow these declarations. First, He told of how the Temple would be descrated, an event that must have happened when the Romans sacked Jerusalem, and second, He left open the possibility that some living in the first century would survive to the end of the age. The two witnesses of Revelation 11 are clear examples of this. There are likely others as well. But at the end of the discourse, He started talking about a special period of tribulation, like nothing before it.


These days, a lot of people have been asking when the end time tribulation would start? We decided that this would be a good question to ask the Bible Codes. Here is the result we got:

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When we ran this code, we got the above results. This time we got a date: January 21, 1961. However, this date did not catch us totally by surprise. Back in January of 1961, a Mennonite minister named Gerald Derstine started getting prophecies from several independent "prophets" of sorts. None of the people giving these prophecies to Rev. Derstine ever realized that anyone else was getting the same prophecies. We learned about these prophecies when we received some cassette tapes done by retired Marine Colonel H. "Speed" Wilson, in one of many of his many teachings at Lake Hamilton Bible Camp and at other locations.


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A. Dulles

It is interesting that this date coinsides with the first full day that John F. Kennedy (Pictured far right) was President of the United States. Just previously, the outgoing President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower (middle picture), gave his famous "farewell speech" of January 17, 1961 warning of a "military-industrial complex" that was taking over the government of the United States. At first, most people thought President Eisenhower was just doing his "one last rant" before he had to vacate the White House. It turned out, the outgoing president was trying to warn the American people. We saw clear evidence of this in 1963 when President Kennedy began the process of a) withdrawing troops from Vietnam, b) printing dollars without the help of the Federal Reserve, and c) firing the first civillian CIA director, Allen Dulles (pictured to the left smoking a pipe). All of these moves were counter to the intentions of the "Military-Industrial Complex" that President Eisenhower described. This internal conflict came to a head on November 22, 1963 at 12:30 P.M. when President Kennedy was assassinated by parties unknown at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. Many conspiracy theorists have suggested the "Military-Industrial Complex" was behind the contract "hit" on the President.


L.B. Johnson

Once Lyndon B. Johnson (pictured to the right) took the oath of office to become the 36th President of the United States, many of President Kennedy's executive orders were reversed including two of the three mentioned in the last paragraph: a) Troops that thought they were going to come home from Vietnam had their orders cancelled, and additional troops received orders that they were going to Vietnam; b) the Federal Reserve was reinstated as the private organization charged with the management of the U.S. Dollar. The only thing he did not do was c) reinstate Allen Dulles to his job as Director of Central Intelligence. Many people have suggested it was Allen Dulles who was charged with carrying out the assassination. Ironic that he was a member of the Warren Commission.


Tribulation would become the byword of the 1960s as people like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other radicals began to take more of a role in American Politics. Suddenly, we began to see a polarity in politics as the Ku Klux Klan politics of the South began to lose favor and the liberalism of John F. Kennedy took hold with the passage of the Civil Right Act. The racist Democrat politics that ruled the nation for decades suddenly collapsed and progressive liberals rose to the top of the party.


Looking around the world, the world was shocked in 1967 when an Arab-Israeli War suddenly broke out and had a very surprising outcome. The Middle East suddenly became a hotbed of war with conflicts in 1967, 1973 (The Yom Kipper War), 1976 (First Israeli invasion of Lebanon), 1982 (Second Israeli invasion of Lebanon), 1983-1988 (Iraq-Iran War), 1991 (Gulf War I), 1996 (Bible Code thwarts Iraqi invasion of Israel), the 9/11 disaster and the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, and 2003 (Gulf War II). The number and intensity of these wars is likely to escalate, not decrease as we get closer to the end.


Omega Code

This code gives us a marker in time which will become more and more significant as we proceed closer to the end. Some even tried to superimpose numbers onto the year 1961 and look for "rapture dates" and other supposed biblical events. One of the things the Bible Codes have taught us is that nothing will work out as simplistically as Revs. Hal Lindsey, Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins, and other so-called prophecy teachers would like it to work out. Even when TBN's movie The Omega Code tried to suggest the Bible Codes would support the teachings of Rev. Hal Lindsey, the work of countless code researchers have proven otherwise. Study the codes on this site and you will see that things are not as simple as our prophecy teachers would like it to be.

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