Our world is about to begin the seventh 7-year cycle of the end times according to Signpost theory. The seventh year of a cycle is the sabbath year, the Shemitah.
We are currently in the seventh year, the Shemitah year, of the sixth 7-year cycle.
At sunset of September 25, 2022, local Israeli time, the current Shemitah ends and the seventh 7-year cycle begins. That would be about 7 pm Israel time and Noon, Eastern Time, September 25.
The Four Signposts, heralding the end times, began the very first hour of the Shemitah starting in 1980. We are finishing the sixth cycle, and about to start the seventh.
Jesus told us all the events of the end time would occur in one lifetime (ref. Matt. 24:34). If 1980 is the start in which a young, 18-year-old adult would have witnessed the beginning, that adult would be 74 years old in 2036, assuming Christ returns at that time.
We may speculate times, but do not pin your hopes on these times.
If the Second Signpost kicks off at the start of this next cycle, we do not have much time to prepare. Seek his face. Cast the idols out of your heart. Trust in Him. Love others.
The seven-year cycles, as they relate to the Signposts, are listed and described below with speculation for the seventh and eighth cycles. Read Daniel Revisited for details.
CYCLE 1 – Sep. 10, 1980 – Sep. 23, 1987
FIRST HORSEMAN rides. Saddam begins Iran-Iraq War to begin conquest, the very hour Cycle 1 begins. Second horn of ram begins growing as power of IRGC begins to grow, due to Saddam’s invasion of Iran.
CYCLE 2 – Sep. 23, 1987 – Sep. 5, 1994
First horseman continues. Saddam conquest of Iran fails. Saddam begins and loses second war of conquest against Kuwait.
CYCLE 3 – Sep. 5, 1994 – Sep. 17, 2001
First horseman pretends to have arrows. The world hears the roaring lion. Cycle 3 ends with 9/11. Second horn of ram continues to grow, absorbing more and more of the Iranian economy.
CYCLE 4 – Sep. 17, 2001 – Sep. 29, 2008
FIRST SIGNPOST begins. 9/11 triggers the force to act, that is, making the winged lion stand and changing its mind, changing its government from a brutal dictatorship under Saddam, into a parliamentarian democracy. First horseman found to have no arrows, as he is removed. Second horn takes over Iranian banking and politics. Cycle 4 ends with the 2008 Financial Crisis
CYCLE 5 – Sep. 29, 2008 – Sep. 13, 2015
The lion with wings continues to stand. Second horseman is next. Persian ram prepares for the charge out across the Middle East, and for war, testing war capabilities.
CYCLE 6 – Sep. 13, 2015 – Sep. 25, 2022
CYCLE 7 – Sep. 25, 2022 – Sep. 9, 2029
Could the Second, Third, and Fourth Signposts take place during this time? They could, potentially. Oil would climb in price several times over. China and Russia could attack America over Taiwan and Ukraine, making US military pull out from Mideast, allowing Persian ram to charge.
CYCLE 8 – Sep. 9, 2029 – Sep. 21, 2036
Could this be Daniel’s seventieth week?