SIGNS of the END
Chapter 12
“Come into the Ark”


Then the LORD said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation. You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female; also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth. For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.” And Noah did according to all that the LORD commanded him. Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth.
Genesis 7:1-6
With the passing of the Feast of Trumpets 2006 there was much disappointment that it was not time for the Rapture of the Church. It seemed incredible that nothing happened, because the math and themes were so precise, but yet something went wrong. The personal disappointment was not so much that the analysis was wrong, but that it might add to the disillusionment and scoffing concerning the return of Christ. It seemed in a sense that it was a test to see if what had been learned in the previous chapters had any credibility. This chapter is the attempted solution to reestablish that credibility and show that it is on track. After rethinking the scenario in the book, the solution came through one person’s mention that forty days after Rosh Hashanah was Heshvan 10—the day Noah entered the Ark before the Flood. Quickly then it started to click as another use of forty unfolded. Now it seems that the total significance of the days of Noah and this year of 2006 comes into view.
Besides the themes of Rosh Hashanah that seemed to speak of the Rapture, there were also the diagrams that were composed showing how the season of Teshuvah correlated with the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and worked with the days of Rosh Hashanah 2006 and Yom Kippur 2017. Teshuvah is a season of repentance the covers forty days—thirty days of the month Elul and ten days of awe from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. The day counts were dead on and the theme of judgment from 2006 to 2017 seemed to fit this period correlating with the “Days of Awe”. This seemed significant since just after Rosh Hashanah is November 8, 2006 or Heshvan 17, which is forty 360-day years from June 7, 1967—the day Jerusalem was taken by the Jews. Heshvan 17 was the day the Flood rains began in Noah’s day. Therefore, the Rapture would need to occur before the “rains” fell or in other words before the trials occur for the unbelieving world. The themes of Rosh Hashanah and the Teshuvah Correlation seemed to pinpoint the Rapture day, but it did not. Where did it all go wrong?
The problem, it is believed, is that the entire picture was not seen. Rosh Hashanah seemed to be the day slated for the Rapture, but it may be significant in another way. It seems that the Teshuvah Correlation applies to the significance of this New Year, but yet there is another aspect that was overlooked. The Yom Kippur War of 1973 is at the end of Teshuvah--forty days after Elul 1. Because of the forty day period from Elul 1 to Tishri 10, this is where the significance was initially searched and applied—and it worked unbelievably with the scenario of 2006 to 2017 that had already been developed in the book. But the correlation started with Elul 1, 1973 and not with Tishri 10, 1973—the day of the Yom Kippur War. So there is a difference or offset of forty days.
The real day of concern was Tishri 10 or October 6, 1973 and not necessarily Elul 1, 1973. Tishri 10 is the real start point since that is when the war or significant event occurred. However, there is no described forty day period from Yom Kippur, but there is Heshvan 10, which is thirty days after Tishri 10. Heshvan 10 is the day Noah and company enter the Ark seven days before the Flood to escape it. So working the correlations in parallel, the equivalent time comes to Heshvan 10, 2006 or November 1, 2006, which is forty days after Rosh Hashanah. This is of course especially significant since it is another period of forty days. It is a period of forty more days much like Nineveh had according to Jonah, but what is more significant is that the themes of Noah and Teshuvah work together. With Rosh Hashanah now passed and instead placing the emphasis on Yom Kippur 1973, it seems to be more precise that it points forty days after to Heshvan 10. This then keeps the overall theme common to the days of Noah. The days and themes of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Tabernacles would then be reserved for Israel in 2017 at the conclusion of the Tribulation, if this is correct.
Therefore, the Teshuvah Correlation shows the significance of the new civil year (Rosh Hashanah 2006) and points to Yom Kippur of 2017. However, since the Yom Kippur War started at the end of Teshuvah, this is where the significance is. To then go the equivalent period of thirty days from Yom Kippur 1973 up until the day before Heshvan 10, 2006 is 12,079 days. This divided by three will give 4,026.33 days. The inclusive day count from Heshvan 10, 2006 to Heshvan 19, 2017 is 4,026 days. This is not surprising since if the math of the Teshuvah Correlation confirmed the period of 1973 to 2006 and then to 2017 working with proportioned day counts. All that was needed to be done is to shift the schematic by 40 days to reflect the start at Yom Kippur 1973.
However, one seeming problem is what is the significance of Heshvan 19, 2017? This day would be the fortieth after Yom Kippur, but there is no historical significance to that date, at least as far as can be determined at this point. However, in 2017 this day happens to be the 8th of November. November 8 is significant because it is also a date of concern for 2006 (Heshvan 17) and 2010 (Kislev 1). November 8, 2006 is the day forty 360-day years after June 7, 1967 (14,400 days). It is Heshvan 17 and the day the Flood rains began. In examining the period of “rain” from this date to the ending “rain” date in 2017 (Kislev 26), it also pointed to the significance of November 8, 2010 as being the start point of Daniel’s 70th week in how it correlates to the 40 days and nights of rain. November 8 works with all of the day counts even though the Jewish calendar days are variable from year to year. What are the odds that this day comes into play three times? But get this, what does 4,026 days equal? It equals 11 years and 8 days much like November 8 being the eleventh month and eighth day (11/8).
The significance of this year’s Rosh Hashanah was then probably as the New Year marker for the coming time of judgment associated with the latter rain. This would fall into a similar category as Rosh Hashanah 2005 which was exactly 14,000 days after June 7, 1967. This was the equivalent time from the numbering of Israel in the wilderness until crossing the Jordan River. It was after Rosh Hashanah 2005 that events in the world (especially the Middle East) seemed to pick up at a rapid rate and lead to a breakout of war in Israel. However, the complete number for the wilderness generation is 14,400 days, for 40 years is the time of concern, leading to November 8, 2006—Heshvan 17. So here there is the countdown of 400 days. Rosh Hashanah 2006 is probably significant because it started the final 40 day period that leads to Heshvan 10. This is appropriate, because the theme of the entire scenario seems to be intertwined with forty. Forty because of the importance of the Flood of Noah as a model (and also that childbirth (tribulation) comes after 40 weeks).
Heshvan 10 is significant since it was the day Noah and the seven with all of the animals entered the Ark. This occurred seven days before Flood. Using this day as a possible Rapture day then puts the theme in the same corner as the other timelines that use the theme of the Flood. It is also fitting because the Ark is a vessel with the same ratio as the dimensions as the Ark of the Covenant. It is the place where God dwells and that is where the Rapture will take us before judgment on the world begins. Notice in Genesis 7:1 where the word is “come” and not “go” into the Ark. It is the place representing the dwelling and protection of God. This is similar to John 14:1-4.
However, some may argue whether Enoch or Noah represents the Rapture of the Church. Instead it may be that both represent the Rapture. Enoch is translated well before the Flood, but the interesting fact is that he was translated 987 years after Creation. As it seems to bear out that Christ ascended into heaven in AD 32, the time then to 2006 is 1974 years or two times 987. Enoch does seem to point to the Rapture, but so does Noah. “Noah” means “rest” and the time of his death was 2006 years after Creation and this is significant with the year AD 2006. It all comes down to 2006 and time is short.
That the Rapture may occur on Heshvan 10 shifts the theme to one purely dealing with the days of Noah. It would then later develop into the themes of the Feasts of Israel at the end of the judgment period that culminates in 2017. This seems fitting for the Flood analogy in that business will be as usual when the Rapture occurs. It has been argued that this does not seem to fit the Second Coming since business will hardly be usual when billions have died and the world’s armies have gathered at Armageddon. More importantly, the story of the Flood itself lends credence to the idea of Heshvan 10 and 17 occurring first, with the day of Tishri 1 or Rosh Hashanah occurring when the dry land first appears towards the end of the Flood. The single fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets in 2017 would be the day of trumpet blasts and return of the King. The period of judgment was and will be about finished at this point. The beauty of it all, if this is correct, is that the Flood story itself may be the simple road map right in front of our eyes. Its full significance may still, and probably is, not fully understood.
The one difficulty here is to disassociate the Rapture with the Feast of Trumpets. To accept the Heshvan 10 timing, this would have to be the case. The issue is that the references to the Rapture in 1 Corinthians 15 and 1 Thessalonians 4 speaks of shouts and the last trump, which are things associated with the Feast of Trumpets. But does that necessitate a Feast of Trumpets rapture for the Church? If Heshvan 10 is correct, then one would still expect the shout and trumpets on Heshvan 10, but that the shout and trumpets should also occur on the Feast of Trumpets in 2017 at the Second Coming. Jesus’ hint of using the figure of speech “no one knows the day or hour”, which refers to the Feast of Trumpets, would then apply to the Second Coming and that seems to be the context of Matthew 24 up until verse 36. So instead of making both the Rapture and the Second Coming limited to the Feast of Trumpets, it would make sense to place the Rapture on Heshvan 10 or 17 with the Second Coming starting at the Feast of Trumpets and continuing through Yom Kippur and Tabernacles. To use the Feast of Trumpets twice had always been troubling. This scenario now seems to make more sense in that regard. The Rapture is tied to the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37ff) and the Second Coming to the Feasts of Israel (Matthew 24:29-36). This would make the “last trump” for the Church a reference to a certain trumpet sound and not necessarily to the day associated with the Feasts of Israel, if this is correct.
The real sense it would seem is to properly start with the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and advance the thirty equivalent days to Heshvan 10, 2006. Following this parallel from the Teshuvah Correlation this would seem to be of more sense. It is in the end simply delayed by forty days making the Rosh Hashanah date move to Heshvan 10, but showing a tie to the Feast of Trumpets. This then also keeps the comparisons the same—all tying into the days of Noah. So November 1, 2006 is Heshvan 10 when Noah was called into the Ark and then seven days later is November 8, 2006 which is Heshvan 17, when the rains came.
The Countdown of Forty and One Hundred Twenty
It all began on June 25, 2006 where there was the kidnapping of one Israeli soldier (nineteen year-old Corporal Gilad Shalit) and the killing of two Israeli soldiers in Gaza. As events progressed it had the uncanny feeling of events associated with World War 1 which began with the assassination one person. Seventeen days later on July 12, 2006, two more Israelis were kidnapped across the Lebanese border along with eight Israeli soldiers being killed. Israeli air strikes into Gaza killed twenty-three. It was then the next day that Israel attacked Lebanon and countries of the world decried it as a disproportionate use of force. This was July 13, 2006 and the 17th of Tammuz.
The 17th of Tammuz begins the three weeks of mourning to Av 9. The significance of these days has already been covered. However, the events of this summer should now have our attention. The 9th of Av is the day the 12 spies finished their 40 days of spying out the land to have 10 of the spies give a report to dishearten the Israelis of the Exodus. This resulted in a year in the wilderness for each day of spying—forty years.
Of course this was the year where forty 360-day years from June 7, 1967 will run out on November 8, 2006, which is also Heshvan 17 and the day the forty days and forty nights of rain began. What was fascinating was that to count forty days back from and including the 9th of Av (August 3rd) it came to June 25, 2006—the day of the Gaza kidnapping and killings that started the war. So there was obvious significance to forty. Incidentally, the kidnapped soldier, Gilad, means a “camels hump, monument, or marker”. So the question was what was going to happen on August 3, 2006— the 9th of Av?
It seemed like something significant would happen on this day, but it did not seem so initially. There was no large scale event. However, it was Israel’s bloodiest day at this point and it had twelve of its people killed (eight civilian and four soldiers). On the day of the twelve spies report it seemed significant that twelve died, but also that no great calamity of judgment came against Israel. This seemed significant since the soon coming Gog and Magog War is also a war to demonstrate that God is the God of Israel and that He will protect her.
It was then pointed out by some on how September 11th was forty days later and that August 14th (the anniversary of the end of WW2) was forty days from Rosh Hashanah. The span in time from the 9th of Av to Rosh Hashanah was 52 days, which meant that the other span to these days involved twelve (40+12 and 12+40), which were the numbers associated with the 9th of Av. So the question was, would anything else happen on these dates? As it turned out the Israeli cease fire came on August 14th, the same day as the end of World War 2 and the surrender of Japan.
However, nothing came of September 11th or Rosh Hashanah. It would seem that these days were highlighted in the pattern to show the significance of this New Year and of the ensuing war against Islam. The use of September 11th and Rosh Hashanah recalled the year of 1999 when Rosh Hashanah fell on September 11th. This year seemed significant to Avi Ben Mordechai since it would be the only year for a long time where a solar eclipse preceded the season of Teshuvah. Using the golden proportion from these dates in 1999 to the dates found in the book for 2017 would result in coming to the end of Av 9, 2006 and the end of August 14, 2006 exactly. In other words the very days before us.
What is interesting is that the golden proportion of September 11, 1999 (Rosh Hashanah) to September 30, 2017 (Yom Kippur) proportions at the end of August 3, 2006 (Av 9). From and including September 11, 1999 to the end of August 3, 2006, is 2,519 days. The remaining days to Yom Kippur 2017 are 4076. Of interest are the 2,519 days. Previously it was determined that 2,519 days were the length of Daniel 70th week and to flip this proportion would confirm this. From September 11, 1999 to November 7, 2010 inclusively is 4076 days with November 8, 2010 to Yom Kippur 2017 being 2,519 days. So the proportions confirm the importance of two dates: Av 9, 2006 and November 8, 2010. November 8, 2010 is the day already confirmed in the book as the day that begins Daniel’s 70th Week.
There were also other things that seemed to confirm the importance of this time. Twelve years ago Comet Shoemaker-Levy slammed 21 fragments into Jupiter that started on the 9th of Av, 1994. Twenty-one seemed significant due to the three weeks from the 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av, but if we count the 9th of Av, 1994 as the first and continue to the 21st occurrence of the 9th of Av, we will come to the 9th of Av 2014. This is the same time in this book where the 2300 evenings and mornings (1150 days) seems to begin to end on Yom Kippur 2017. The 9th of Av 2014 is also the day 100 years after WW1. However, it is also interesting that if we count from and including the 9th of Av 2006 and continue to the ninth 9th of Av (not a typo), then we would also come to the 9th of Av 2014. But to also count to twelve occurrences of the 9th of Av, would put us at the twelfth in 2017 (please look at the diagram below which shows it as a countdown). Is it coincidence or all part of God’s plan?
The issue though had come to Rosh Hashanah as a non-event for 2006, but as has been seen, a forty day offset was not seen pointing to Heshvan 10, 2006 (November 1). These forty days then balance all of the forties seen this summer between anniversaries of significance and events of the Israeli war. It also could not just seem to happen since it would require synchronization of the Gregorian and Jewish calendars to make it so. In other words it “happened” at the right time. Then there is still something else.
The night before Rosh Hashanah 2006 an e-mail was received telling how a golden proportion worked with July 12, September 23 (Rosh Hashanah), and November 8 (Heshvan 17) of this year. To figure the proportion one must count the total days and that is when it was found out that it was 120 days from and including July 12 to November 8, 2006. Of course the 120 days is significant since Noah also received a 120 year warning. But what is more significant is that November 8, 2006 is also 14,400 days (40 times 360-day years) from June 7, 1967, which can also be figured as 120 squared or 14,400! So the time from July 12 to November 8, 2006 is 1/120th of the time from June 7, 1967. So, from the first kidnapping and killing date of Gaza it was forty days of significance. Then from the second day of kidnapping and killing in Lebanon it is 120 days of significance. So the 120 days alone was significant, but it also golden proportioned out to Rosh Hashanah 2006 apparently to demonstrate that this is the year of the latter rains.
Comparison to the Flood
But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.
Matthew 24:37-42
It often seems that these verses are lumped into the preceding verses as to be the same subject—the glorious Second Coming of Christ. Up until verse 37 it is the time concerning the Second Coming at the end of the Tribulation. The language seems pretty clear of the brilliant coming of the Lord and the obvious signs. There are also the indicators of the Fall Festivals--great trumpet (Yom Kippur) and "no one knows the day" (Rosh Hashanah).
However, in verse 37 there is a subject change and apparently a different kind of return. It seems most people have taken this as another illustration of the same event, but if it is not, then it seems pretty clear that this is the Rapture. Here when He comes it will be a surprise--the thief in the night to the unbeliever doing business as usual. This of course cannot be the case in the preceding events where there is the Tribulation, the darkening of the sun, and the sign of the Son of Man. Using the day counts of Daniel and Revelation and the significance of the Fall Festivals—the days can be determined. That is why Jesus is telling them this sequence, so that they can figure the time. The final clue is “no one knows he day or hour”, which is true since Rosh Hashanah is not known until the new moon is observed, but it is still Rosh Hashanah.
The quiet coming of the Lord is then associated with the day of entering the Ark and then the day the Flood came. So Rosh Hashanah is to be associated with the Second Coming whereas the Rapture is associated with Heshvan 10 or 17—the days significant to the Flood. Dividing the Scripture here seems to make this very clear. Therefore, the emphasis previously placed on Rosh Hashanah for the Rapture was misplaced. This and everything else seems to confirm it.
What Now?
The whole scenario then comes down to November 1 and November 8, 2006. After this point the whole model would start to break down. If the Rapture does not occur, it is still important to maintain faith and that it will all make complete sense one day. Currently from a limited perspective this does seem to be a very important time and by watching this would seem to be the time. The big question is, will it be the time? We will have to wait and see, but no matter what we must remain faithful and hopeful. Christ is coming, for that we can be assured. The final answer will be the correct and complete answer. However, I will be surprised if this is not at least a partial picture of that answer.
Daniel Matson, October 13, 2006 (Tishri 21)
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