Calculating the End Times


From the beginning, from the time I first picked up a Roman Catholic Bible as a little child, having just learned how to read, I have always been particularly fascinated with the end times. The terms “end times” and “end-time” is derived from the book of Daniel:

And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be. (Daniel 8:19.)

And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. (Daniel 11:35.)

And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. (Daniel 12:9.)

The end times, then, are the times that immediately precede the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Despite my fascination, I never tried to figure out when these times occur. Other people around me constantly speculated as to when these events would happen, but I never had any frame of reference by which to make a calculation, so I just left that task undone, trusting that the Lord, in His own due time, would begin to reveal the mystery to me.

I received the gift of the word of knowledge at the age of nine, and have received very many manifestations of that gift throughout the years since, but it wasn’t until shortly after I started this blog on 7 October 2007, that I began to receive manifested points of reference which finally allowed me to start figuring out the end times. The following is a list of manifested understandings, some of which I have released on this blog, some of which I have released privately, and some of which have never previously been released. Taken together, these understandings have finally allowed me to begin to calculate the end times.

Manifested understandings #1

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the mid-point in the earth’s temporal existence. – The Holy Ghost manifested this to me as I read Alma 40:16-19. This understanding, combined with information found in other scriptures, allowed me to get the first end-time point of reference: the ending of the sixth thousand years and the beginning of the seventh thousand years, which will occur in spring of 2033. In addition to that manifestation, the Holy Ghost also manifested to me that the meridian of time was a 70-year period, beginning 35 years before Christ’s resurrection and ending 35 years after it. I previously released this information in The Meridian of Time post.

As a corrective adjunct to that post, I will add the following:

If our calendars are correct, Jesus’s resurrection occurred in 33 A.D. And based upon the available information we have access to, we know it occurred during the springtime. We also know that Jesus was resurrected early on a Sunday morning, which information comes from the New Testament. Putting the resurrection on a springtime Sunday and then counting backwards, then, we first use this bit of information:

For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Matthew 12:40.)

That’s three 24-hour periods. So, from early Sunday morning to the previous early Saturday morning is the first 24-hour period. And from early Saturday morning to the previous early Friday morning is the second 24-hour period. And from early Friday morning to early Thursday morning is the third 24-hour period. This means that Jesus was crucified and died on a Wednesday. From the Nephite record we know that He died on the fourth day of the month, the first day being His birthday. Therefore, He died on Wednesday (day four), and the preceding Tuesday was day three, and the preceding Monday was day two and the preceding Sunday was His birthday.

After the Vernal Equinox (which initiates spring), on some Sunday during the spring of 33 A.D., Jesus had His 33rd birthday, then was crucified the Wednesday following, then was buried by the time early Thursday rolled around, then rose from the dead early Sunday morning. That much can be calculated.

(Had I included the Matthew 12:40 scripture into the calculations of The Meridian of Time post, the above would have been the output.)

The important number in the above information is the spring 33 A.D. date for Christ’s resurrection, because from that we can begin to calculate the end-time period. There were 4000 years from the Fall to spring 33 A.D. and there will be 2000 years from spring 33 A.D. to spring 2033 A.D., which marks the end of the sixth thousand years and the beginning the seventh thousand years.

Because of the manifested understanding given in The Meridian of Time post, then, we have a temporal marker (spring of 2033) for the conjunction between the sixth and seventh thousand years, which we need in order to calculate the rest of the end times.

Manifested understandings #2

Doctrine and Covenants 77:6-7 expounded. – At some point the Holy Ghost manifested to me the meaning of the book sealed with seven seals, namely that it was the plates of Mormon and referred specifically to the sealed portion of those plates, and also that the events that happen upon the opening of the seven seals are not events that occurred in the past, meaning in the thousand years that those seals pertain to, but are events that happen in the future, during the end times, upon the opening of each seal. The exposition of these verses constitute multiple manifested understandings, in which I learned that the Elias who restores all things would translate each successively opened seal into all the languages of the world, and then he would install the information found in each unsealed part into world society, thus restoring all things. It was also manifested to me that the first six parts would be translated and installed prior to the temporal marker—spring of 2033—while the seventh part would be translated and installed after that marker. This meant that the end times proper would begin before spring of 2033 and end after spring 2033. I released this information previously on this blog.

Manifested understandings #3

The end times is a 70-year period. – As I was reading Doctrine and Covenants 130:14-17, I had a thought about the restoration being a 70-year period, which I published in The “dispensational counting’ thought post. At the time I didn’t have confirmation about it, and at first thought that maybe the 70-year period would be split between Joseph Smith (who used up 24 years and three months of it) and the Elias who restored all things, but later I was given to understand that the end times was, indeed, a 70-year period, and that Elias would reset what Joseph Smith did, restarting a new 70-period, in his own time, so that Elias would have 70 full years, to complete his enormous task.

I learned that the restoration was, essentially, a (salvific) dress rehearsal, using a stand-in actor (Joseph Smith) in place of Elias. On set, the principals remain out-of-sight, in their trailers, while the stand-ins are put in front of the cameras, so that the technical details of the lighting and filming is worked out before the camera actually rolls. Stand-ins have the same height and build as the principal actors so that the camera can be set up properly. When things are perfect, the stand-ins retreat and the principals enter the set, take their places and then the cameras roll.

In the case of Joseph Smith, God used a stand-in who was a seer, not a miracle-working seer like the principal, and then everyone on the set went through the motions as if it were the real thing. The real thing was supposed to last for 70 years, which, for the dress rehearsal, would have been from 1820 to 1890, but Joseph Smith got tired and wanted a rest, so God gave him a rest and he got off the set in 1844 (by dying). The whole practice was done as if this were the actual restoration of all things, which it wasn’t. It was merely a rehearsal, like facsimile number three from the Book of Abraham. Nevertheless, God used it to lay a foundation, to get Elias’s shadow to earth, to give Elias something more to work with than merely the Bible.

Creating an end-time window

Using the above understandings, we can create two possible end-time windows.

The first window gives us the earliest time that the end times can begin, by putting one second of time after the temporal marker and the rest before it, like so:

2033 – One second after temporal marker – Official end of the end times.

2033Temporal Marker – End of sixth thousand years/beginning of seventh thousand years.

2026

2019

2012

2005

1998

1991

1984

1977

1970

1963 – Official start of the end times.

The second window gives us the latest time that the end times can end, by putting one second of time before the temporal marker and the rest after it, like so:

2103 – Official end of the end times.

2096

2089

2082

2075

2068

2061

2054

2047

2040

2033Temporal Marker – End of sixth thousand years/beginning of seventh thousand years.

2033 – One second before temporal marker  – Official start of the end times.

From this we see that 1963 is the earliest that the end times can begin, while 2103 is the very latest it can end. The 140-year window of 1963 to 2103 is the only possible time the 70-year end times can occur. However, there are other understandings which allow us to narrow down this window.

Manifested understandings #4

Elias will slow down the Earth’s rotation so that it takes a thousand years for it to rotate once. – This will make the Millennium a single, thousand-years-long day of eternity. He will perform this miracle of slowing down Earth’s rotation at, or just before, the opening of the seventh seal, which occurs at the temporal marker of spring of 2033. Another manifested understanding, along the same lines, is this: when John the apostle and Joseph Smith spoke of silence in the heavens for the space of half an hour, they were speaking according to the time of the new rotational velocity of the planet:

And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. (Revelation 8:1.)

And there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour; and immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up, and the face of the Lord shall be unveiled; (Doctrine and Covenants 88:95.)

Using an online calculator, we can find out how long this is in current time.

If 1000 years is one day, then if we take 365.25 days (one current year) and multiply that by 1000, we get 365250 current days in a thousand-year-long eternal day. Now, in any current day there are 60 minutes to an hour and 24 hours in a day, so 60 times 24 gives us 1440 minutes in a current day. We then divide 365250 by 1440 to find out how many current days there are in one eternal minute, which gives us 253.64583333333 current days per eternal minute.

Now, the D&C 88:95 revelation says the silence lasted for the space of half an hour, which is 30 minutes, so it couldn’t have lasted less than 30 minutes. But Revelation 8:1 says the silence lasted for about the space of half an hour, which means it wasn’t exactly 30 minutes, but must be slightly more than 30 minutes. If it was 31 minutes long, it could still be said to be 30 minutes long, for there are 30 minutes of silence in 31 minutes of silence. We can assume, then, taking both scriptures together, that the silence lasted between 30 and 31 minutes in length. Now, all we need to do is multiply our days per minute number by 30 and by 31 to find the window of time that the silence lasted. What we get is:

30 minutes = 7609.3749999999 days; 31 minutes = 7863.02083333323 days.

To find out how much that is in years, we just divide 365.25 into each of the days numbers, which gives us:

7609.3749999999 days = 20.83333333333 years; 7863.02083333323 days = 21.52777777778 years.

(By the way, I teach that during this window of silence Elias will finish translating and implementing the information on the seventh part of the sealed portion of the plates of Mormon.)

Narrowing down the end times window

With this new information, we can narrow down our end times window. If there are at least 20.83 years after spring of 2033, then we can subtract 20.83 years from the 70-year total, bringing us to 49.17 years. So, 49.17 years need to be accounted for. Perhaps those 49.17 years occur prior to spring of 2033, or perhaps afterward. But there cannot be more than 49.17 years prior to spring of 2033. Our new beginning date to the 70-year period, then, is spring of 2033 minus 49.17 years, which is 1984. The end times cannot begin earlier than spring of 1984.

Our new end-time window, then, is:

2054 – Official end of the end times.

2047

2040

2033Temporal Marker – End of sixth thousand years/beginning of seventh thousand years.

2026

2019

2012

2005

1998

1991

1984 – Official start of the end times.

Manifested understandings #5

D&C 88:95 states the following:

And there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour; and immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up, and the face of the Lord shall be unveiled; (Doctrine and Covenants 88:95.)

How can the face of the Lord be unveiled immediately after, when, according to John the apostle, the seven trumpets still need to be blown after the half hour of silence, followed by the seven plagues being poured out? This mystery has dogged latter-day saints from day one, from the time the D&C 88 revelation was given. Nobody has ever had a single clue how to harmonize D&C 88:95 with Revelation 8:1. So I guess it’s up to me to do it.

Immediately after what?

Everyone who reads the verse incorrectly answers that question with a: “Immediately after the half hour.” And then they get really, really confused, because there is no way to harmonize the two scriptures, as if the two verses are not talking of the same timeline. Yet they are talking about the same timeline.

The correct (and manifested) answer to that question is the following: “Immediately after the hour.” The Lord is referring to the last thing He was speaking of. The very last thing He was speaking of was the hour of time. Remember, there was silence in the heavens for the space of half of what? Of an hour. And it is of an hour that the Lord was referring to when He said, “and immediately after.” Immediately after that particular hour, the curtain of heaven shall be unfolded and the face of the Lord shall be unveiled.

The wording was written the way it is so that the latter-day saints wouldn’t be able to figure this mystery out for all these years, until the end times got near and then someone, somewhere, would have the mystery’s explanation manifested to him or to her by the gift of the word of knowledge. Which has now happened.

It’s the first hour of the new day

Q. What are we to understand by the sounding of the trumpets, mentioned in the 8th chapter of Revelation?

A. We are to understand that as God made the world in six days, and on the seventh day he finished his work, and sanctified it, and also formed man out of the dust of the earth, even so, in the beginning of the seventh thousand years will the Lord God sanctify the earth, and complete the salvation of man, and judge all things, and shall redeem all things, except that which he hath not put into his power, when he shall have sealed all things, unto the end of all things; and the sounding of the trumpets of the seven angels are the preparing and finishing of his work, in the beginning of the seventh thousand years—the preparing of the way before the time of his coming. (D&C 77:12.)

When Joseph Smith revealed that “in the beginning of the seventh thousand years” the work would be completed, the period of time that constituted “the beginning of the seventh thousand years” would be one single hour. This beginning hour is “the hour of judgment,” in which the Lord God will “judge all things”:

Therefore, tarry ye, and labor diligently, that you may be perfected in your ministry to go forth among the Gentiles for the last time, as many as the mouth of the Lord shall name, to bind up the law and seal up the testimony, and to prepare the saints for the hour of judgment which is to come; (D&C 88:84.)

How long is that hour?

It is twice as long as the half an hour. Doing the math, then, as half an hour is 20.83333333333 current years of the thousand-years-long eternal day, then an hour is twice as long, or 41.6666666667 current years of the thousand-years-long eternal day.

When we add 41.66 years to spring of 2033, this brings us to fall/winter of 2074. This is the very date when “the curtain of heaven [shall] be unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up, and the face of the Lord shall be unveiled” (D&C 88:95.)

Further narrowing down the end times window

With this new information, we can further narrow down our end times window. If there are at least 41.66 years after spring of 2033, then we can subtract 41.66 years from the 70-year total, bringing us to 28.34 years. So, once again, 28.34 years need to be accounted for. Perhaps those 28.34 years occur prior to spring of 2033, or perhaps afterward. But there cannot be more than 28.34 years prior to spring of 2033. Our new beginning date to the 70-year period, then, is spring of 2033 minus 28.34 years, which is either the end of 2004 or the beginning of 2005. The end times cannot begin earlier than the end of 2004.

Our new end-time window, then, is:

Fall/Winter of 2074 – Official end of the end times.

2068

2061

2054

2047

2040

2033Temporal Marker – End of sixth thousand years/beginning of seventh thousand years.

2026

2019

2012

End of 2004/Beginning of 2005 – Official start of the end times.

Ten divisions of seven years

A 70-year period can be divided into ten, seven-year periods, and looking over the new end-time window, that pattern seems to immediately jump right out. For example, the half hour (30 minutes) of time is 20.83 years, while 31 minutes is 21.54 years. Given that John says the silence was about the space of half an hour, this means it was for more than 20.83 years, and it just so happens that 21 years is slightly more than 20.83. Also 21 years is composed of three, seven-year periods.

An hour of time is 41.66 years, which is just slightly less than 42 years, and 42 years just so happens to be composed of six, seven-year periods.

When we look at the time prior to the spring of 2033 temporal marker, we again see that 28.34 years is just slightly more than 28 years. And 28 years just happens to be composed of four, seven-year periods.

If we assume, then, that the end of the first hour of time, at the beginning of the seventh thousand years, is not when the Lord actually steps foot on this earth, but when His throne, the brown dwarf He’s traveling on, enters this solar system and then that is when all people will look up and see His face (meaning the face of His brown dwarf throne) and that that is the great sign referred to here:

And immediately there shall appear a great sign in heaven, and all people shall see it together. (D&C 88:93.)

—the throne itself will have wings, that is, discharging plasma out its sides that will look like wings; and when wings are folded up, and then unfolded so that they go out to the sides, it’s kind of like a scroll being unrolled:

And there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour; and immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up, and the face of the Lord shall be unveiled; (D&C 88:95.)

—this is why the tribes of the earth will mourn, for they will look up and know that their time is up, for the Lord’s throne will already be visible in the sky, and their doom will be sealed; in a matter of mere months they will all be dead:

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:30.)

—if we make this assumption, then, that immediately after the hour of time the Lord’s throne will enter the solar system and spread its wings and all people on earth will see it, then we must also assume that it will take a little bit of time for that brown dwarf to travel through the whole solar system to get to Earth and destroy the wicked. How much time might it take? Perhaps it’ll take the few months that remain between fall/winter of 2074 (when the first hour ends) and spring of 2075.

If the above assumptions are correct, then we can correct the timeline to align it with the ten, seven-year periods, like this:

Spring of 2075 – The Second Coming of Jesus Christ/The official end of the end times.

2068

2061

2054

2047

2040

Spring of 2033Temporal Marker – End of sixth thousand years/beginning of seventh thousand years.

2026

2019

2012

Spring of 2005 – Official start of the end times.

Checking the calculation

The way to see if the above is correct is fairly straightforward. There are 42 years after spring of 2033 and 28 years before it. So all we need to do is add up the times that John mentioned in the book of Revelation, from the opening of the seventh seal onward, and see if they fit into those 42 years.

John makes mention of hours, days, months and years. The easiest way to do this, then, is to convert all of that into one unit and then add them all up. I will use days as my unit.

1 year = 365.25 days.

7 years = 2556.75 days.

14 years = 5113,50 days.

21 years = 7670.25 days.

28 years = 10,227.00 days.

35 years = 12,783.75 days.

42 years = 15,340.50 days.

Okay, so let’s start:

Revelation 8:1 mentions “about the space of half an hour,” which we’ll just calculate as one half hour, which, is: 7609.375 days.

5 trumpets then sound from Revelation 8:2 to Revelation 9:4.

Revelation 9:5 mentions 5 months of torment. The length of a biblical month is 30 days, so we multiply 5 months by 30 and get: 150 days.

The 6th trumpet then sounds.

Revelation 9:15 mentions an hour, a day, a month and a year. An hour is 0.0416 day. A day is 1 day. A month is 30 days. A year is 365.25 days. The total is: 396.29 days.

Then there is the mighty angel, seven thunders, the little book and the measuring reed given to John.

Revelation 11:2 mentions the Gentiles will tread the holy city for 42 months, which is 1260 days.

Revelation 11:3 mentions that the two witnesses will prophesy for 1260 days.

It says in Revelation 11:9-11 that the two witnesses will be dead for 3.50 days.

Then the seventh trumpet sounds.

Then the great wonder is seen in heaven.

Revelation 12:6 says that the woman flees into the wilderness for 1260 days.

Revelation 12:14 says that the woman flees into the wilderness for three and a half times, which is widely understood to be three and a half years (1278.375 days), or 1260 days. (Even if this is a redundancy, we will count it, anyway.)

Revelation 13:5 says that the beast continues for 42 months, which is 1260 days.

The second beast appears, the people worship the image, the mark of the beast is introduced and the 666 number is mentioned.

The 144,000 are mentioned and 3 angels sound trumpets.

Seven last plagues are poured out.

Mystery Babylon is explained – ten kings rule 1 hour. This hour could be a 60-minute hour, or it could be a 41.66 year-long hour. Both work for the context. If Babylon is formed at the beginning of the eternal hour, in other words, in spring of 2033, then they rule for one hour, until fall/winter of 2074, later to be destroyed by the brightness of the Lord’s coming.

Babylon is destroyed in one day and in one hour. This day could be both an eternal day (for Babylon will be destroyed in the seventh thousand years) and also a current day (being destroyed in 24 hours of current time.) The hour could be an eternal day (for Babylon will be destroyed in the 41.66 year-long hour) and it also could be a current hour (a 60-minute hour). Any of these interpretations work.

Adding up the numbers

Adding up the above numbers in bold type, the total number of days mentioned by John in the book of Revelation, from the opening of the seventh seal to the imprisonment of the devil by Abaddon, is: 14,459.165 days. In years that’s: 39.58 years, which is well within the 41.66 years of the first hour and the 42 years of the last six seven-year periods. So this calculation works.

I ain’t touching Daniel

The end-time numbers given in Daniel follow a different point of reference than John’s numbers and I do not, as yet, have any manifested information about them, so I will leave those numbers alone for now.

The beginning of the end times

Because we can calculate the ending year of the end times, namely, 2074/2075, we can then calculate the beginning year: 2004/2005. However, 2004 and 2005 have already come and gone, and the end times haven’t, as yet, begun, nor has Elias yet gotten out of his box, which appears to falsify this 70-year window. But I say, The above 70-year window is still correct because Elias will be performing lots of corrections of errors (COE’s) and thus he will make this window to be correct. It doesn’t matter that the window is not currently 70 years long because the discrepancy will be undone by Elias when he starts changing times and seasons:

..and also that God hath set his hand and seal to change the times and seasons, and to blind their minds, that they may not understand his marvelous workings; (D&C 121:12.)

Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: and he changeth the times and the seasons: (Daniel 2:20-21.)

Elias, once he gets out of his box, will make this all happen by using time reset miracles. Time reset miracles (rewinding the time) is one of the reasons why his ministry is referred to as the strange work:

For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. (Isaiah 28:21.)

The destroyer is sent to perform the end-time work because he needs to end time. In other words, he needs to destroy time and put eternity in its place. To destroy time you’ve got to be able to dominate time, and thus this particular miracle-working seer will be performing the most powerful miracles of all: time miracles. So, all that matters is that Elias gets out of his box prior to spring of 2033. As long as that happens, none of the prophecies will fail.

Today and tomorrow

In this scripture we find the Lord speaking after His thousand-year-long day manner.

For after today cometh the burning—this is speaking after the manner of the Lord—for verily I say, tomorrow all the proud and they that do wickedly shall be as stubble; and I will burn them up, for I am the Lord of Hosts; and I will not spare any that remain in Babylon. (D&C 64:24.)

According to my understanding, then, it is today until spring of 2033. At that point, tomorrow begins.

The eleventh hour

Section 33 was given in October of 1830. Verse three states:

For behold, the field is white already to harvest; and it is the eleventh hour, and the last time that I shall call laborers into my vineyard.

An hour in an eternal day is 41.66 years. If we take the 70-year period given to Elias and overlay it onto the 70-year period given to Joseph Smith, using it as a pattern, we must likewise divide Joseph’s period into a 28-year period, followed by a 42-year period. The 28-year period represents the ending of one day and the 42-year period following represents the beginning of the next. The ending hour of the day is the eleventh hour, so, in Joseph’s day, counting 28 years from the First Vision (spring of 1820) brings us to spring of 1848. That is when the eleventh hour was supposed to end and when the new day and the new hour was supposed to begin, which would have been from spring of 1848 to spring of 1890, but Joseph Smith died in 1844, in the eleventh hour of the previous day.

Since then we latter-day saints have been perpetually stuck in the eleventh hour. An hour is only supposed to last for 41.66 years, but this eleventh hour mentioned in this scripture has lasted from 1806 (that’s when the eleventh hour began) to 2019, a total of 213 years! Ask any latter-day saint, “Prophetically, what hour are we in? Ninth hour, tenth hour, eleventh hour, what?” and they’ll all answer, “Oh, we’re in the eleventh hour!”

None of our leaders can get us out of this eleventh hour. Only Elias can.

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