David Flynn (author of Temple at the Center of Time) suggests that in an attempt to measure the size of the “temple of God” from Revelation 11:1 leads us to the number 2016 as central to the idea of the Jewish Temple. In Bible prophecy, a temple should be present by the mid-point of the Daniel’s 70th week. Flynn’s work concludes: “Based on the numbers, it looks more and more clear that the time between the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2020 encompasses the last week of Daniel” (http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/sep2012/David_Flynn.1173922.pdf) which would make mid 2016 the midpoint.
I have previously written about Luis Vega’s comments on the work of David Flynn and the idea that the Great Pyramid points to the year 2016 [Hebrew calendar year 5776] as the time of a major prophetic event: “5776 as being the year that the capstone is to be completed, meaning the 3rd Temple and the advent of the AntiChrist. It is a promise in that Lucifer like Jesus is to return and sit himself down on the Mercy Seat in the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem.” His article “THE YEAR OF LIGHT – 5776: Beginning of the End of Time” (http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/apr2015/luisv412.htm) also says that “This study thus suggests that the Great Pyramid of Giza is in fact a ‘time machine’, a ‘clock tower’ that has it ‘termination’ point of prophetic time clocked at the year 5776.”
That statement reminds me of another author’s comments on the Mayan Pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza: “Kukulkan’s pyramid is a precessional clock with its alarm set for the twenty-first century,” which John Major Jenkins wrote in Maya Cosmogenesis 2012. The end of the 5125 year Mayan Long Count on December 21, 2012 obviously means the ancient Maya attributed some prophetic importance to a new time frame beginning on that date. Scholars know that artwork shown in the Dresden Codex of the Mayan Popul Vuh shows a special planetary arrangement at the time of the end of the world. This somewhat rare alignment did not occur in 2012 but it will next be in effect in December 2019. At several web sites we can read that Mayan elders consider the focus on 2012 a misunderstanding of “their end date” – and that we only have a focus on “December 2012 FROM THOSE WHO HAVE SPOKEN FOR US. Therefore: We, the Mayans, and in accordance with our calculations, it is our wish that the dates to be considered for the completion of this cycle & the start of the new cycle be the ones signaled in the Mayan Calendar: – OXLAJUJ (13) KEME = COMPLETING this CYCLE of TIME in: 2019.” (http://www.mayabaktun.com/prophecies_eng.html and http://2012forum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12389 ) I suggest that the seven years between the end of the Long Count in 2012 and the planetary alignment they expect to see at the time of the end of the world in 2019 corresponds to the start of the Bible’s final seven years, with a midpoint 3.5 years later and the advent of the Antichrist on June 6, 2016.
Ancient Mayan astronomers would have been very interested in this date, with a rare alignment of Venus perfectly behind the sun. Just as other cultures have been fascinated with “The Birth of Venus” the Maya were obsessed with tracking the movement of the planet Venus. There are 584 windows in the Nunnery at Uxmal, 584 columns in a plaza at Chichen Itza, and 584 days in a “Venus Cycle” in which that planet’s 225 day orbit and Earth’s 365 day orbit allow for a repeat view of Venus in the “same position.” Five pages in their Popul Vuh describe Venus’ orbit. As with “Jesus, Kukulkan is normally associated with the Sun, but regarding his birth, there are morning star references.” (http://www.amazon.com/End-Times-2019-Calendar-Countdown/dp/1935487922 ) Does Kukulkan represent the Christian Antichrist? I don’t think so, but Horn and other authors may disagree.
Some analysts of the Masons and the symbolism of Masonry note that their timekeeping method of adding 4,000 years to the year in our Gregorian calendar to get the number for their “A.L.”/”Anno Lucis” or “Year of Light” is very significant. They note that Lucifer is the light-bringer. They feel that the founding of the United States in 1776, as depicted with the pyramid and the all-seeing eye on the back of our one dollar bills – was not only a major step towards a New World Order (as it says in Latin on The Great Seal of The United States) – but that the creation of the United States in 1776 A.D. (5776 A.L.) is prophetically linked in the plan for a New World Order in the Hebrew calendar year 5776. (This is also the same year in Scottish Rite Masonry, they only add 3776 years from A.D. dates to A.L. dates.)
Thomas Horn, author of many books including: Zenith 2016: Did Something Begin In The Year 2012 That Will Reach Its Apex In 2016? – clearly expects the rise of the Antichrist in 2016, and feels that there are many clues pointing to this date, including some from Masonry and pyramids… On the issue of using non-biblical sources of prophecy, Horn says he wants “to unveil not just what Bible scholars believe about the end times, but what occultists are convinced of and are dedicated to fulfilling.” We should also note that even God uses the dreams of evil men like King Nebuchadnezzar for Daniel to interpret prophecy, or the words of the pagan priest Balaam, who said: “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel” (Numbers 24:17) – which scholars today believe spoke of the Messiah in a prophecy which probably helped lead the three magi to Bethlehem.
Horn uses non-biblical sources of prophecy like the Maya and the Masons and concludes that late 2012, mid 2016, and late 2019 are the key dates of the final seven years of Daniel’s 70th week in Bible prophecy. He even named the last chapter of Zenith 2016 “Final Part of the Last Mystery: 2012-2016, 2019, and the End?” On page 372 he asks “Does this mean that the year 2019 – exactly seven years after 2012 – would mark the year that Jesus Christ returns with the armies of heaven to establish His rule over Earth?” He later wrote in a fascinating online article: “the year 2012 could therefore represent in Christian eschatology the beginning of Great Tribulation, with 2016 representing the “midst of the week” when Apollo (Antichrist) presents himself as God and enters the temple in Jerusalem.” (http://www.newswithviews.com/Horn/thomas207.htm)
An earlier page of the same article tells us: “One key to the starting date of this mystical work is magnificently ciphered in the number 888, the sum of the letters in Greek for the name of Jesus (each Greek letter represents a number). This cipher also confirms the prophecies of Psalms 118 and Acts 4 concerning Jesus as the rejected capstone, because this same number—888—is also found in “the riddle” of the Sibylline Oracles, ascribed to the Cumaean Sibyl, which J. L. Lightfoot says was hoped by some early Christians to represent Jesus, but was clearly understood by pagans to be a prophecy of the return of Apollo.
888 was Olen’s number, the founder of Apollo’s oracle and his first prophet, and signified the “spiritual sun” represented in the glory surrounding the all-seeing eye of Apollo/Horus on the Great Seal, and the novus ordo seclorum or “new age” that his coming would herald. Gnostics and mystics among the occult hierarchy maintain this interpretation as the true meaning of the Apollonian Sibyl’s prophecy. The text in question comes from the Sibylline Oracles:
‘Then will come to men the Son of the Great God, coated flesh, similar to mortals on earth.… But I want to tell you the whole [of his] number: eight units , so much tens in addition , and eight hundreds [800, or 8+80+800=888], here are what to the friends of incredulity, to men, the Name will reveal; but you, in the spirit, thinks well of the immortal and very high Son of God, to the Christ.’
So here we have two “messiahs” represented by the number 888—Jesus, the Christ of the Bible, and Apollo, the Sibyl’s messiah of the novus ordo seclorum. What is astonishing about this is that adding the number of these two messiahs together (888+888) equals the year 1776—the date chosen for the founding of the United States and reflected in the Roman numerals at the base of the uncapped pyramid on the Great Seal.
Adepts of the mystical order actually go to great lengths to show how this addition of 888+888=1776 is the “cardinal number” of the “great work” also known as the “eagle of eagles” reflected in the well-known Masonic symbol of the two-headed eagle or phoenix, which Masonic dictionaries define as historically representing the “merger” of two gods (in this instance, Jesus with Apollo).”
This “merger of two gods” Horn mentions reminds me of the alignment on June 6, 2016 – in which Venus (the Morningstar, representing Lucifer and Antichrist) is directly behind the Sun (representing Jesus Christ) – which from Earth’s point of view, is a merger of the two, with Venus directly opposite (anti) the astronomical representation of Christ – Anti-Christ.
Horn continues: “Given everything else we have learned from the works of Freemasons like David Ovason and Manly P. Hall, this date, 1776, representing two messiahs—the rejection of one in favor of the other—is not likely a mistake. Thus, the trestleboard’s 1776 “beginning” date for the great work of the Craft truly marked the start in history of the secret doctrine of Freemasonic Illuminatus toward establishing a New Atlantis in anticipation of the return of their founder and deity, Apollo/Osiris/Nimrod.
To further verify this part of the cipher pointing to an “alternative capstone” or second messiah, the year 1776 at the base of the pyramid is understood by Masons worldwide to be the year 5776 Anno Lucis (“in the year of light”). This is because Masons of the ancient Craft add four thousand years to the common date, the number of years that conventional theology assumes creation began before Christ: thus, 4,000+1,776=5,776.
Why is this important? Because 5,776 is exactly how many inches high the Great Pyramid in Giza would be when completed with its capstone, a sacred fact to occultists. Completing the pyramid symbolically in this way is central to the rituals and mysticism of Freemasons and numerous Illuminated fraternities. This has been true throughout the ages, and is why this symbolism was encoded on the Great Seal and remains at the core of esoteric ambition today. The year 1776 thus represents 1) the trestleboard date on which the great work and secret destiny began; and 2) is a prophetic marker toward the descent of the eye of Apollo/Osiris/Nimrod upon the uncapped pyramid in accomplishment of the Great Work.
Yet if the year 1776 represents the starting date on the trestleboard toward the accomplishment “of which the United States Government was dedicated from the day of its inception,” as Manly P. Hall said, what date did the Master Masons envision that the work would be finished in order that Hiram Abiff (Osiris/Apollo/Nimrod) could return to inhabit his temple? This is found in the modern Jewish calendar as well as the Scottish Rite Freemasonry, who, unlike their other brethren, prefer adding 3,760 years to the common date. In order for this superior side of Masonry to arrive at the appropriate number for their finished pyramid and the completed work (the height of the pyramid with its capstone reaching upward of 5,776 inches), they have to add the future date, 2016, to the common era, or 3,760+2,016=5,776.
This is important for several reasons, not the least of which is that, if the culmination of the Illuminati enterprise is concluded in 2016… when Apollo (Antichrist) presents himself as God and sets up the “abomination” in the temple in Jerusalem. Under this scenario, the [Mayan Long Count ending in December of the] year 2012 would represent the beginning of the Great Tribulation period, three and one-half years before mid-2016.” (http://www.newswithviews.com/Horn/thomas127.htm)
Horn clearly suggests that the United States is central to the role of the Antichrist returning in June 2016.
Returning to the topic of Venus and comments from Luis Vega: In his astronomical study of the cycle of Venus, Vega notes that: “what is also unique about this Venus retrograde pattern starting in 2012 is that from this Taurus bookend timeframe, there are thus 3 retrogrades [an illusion in which Venus appears to change direction], 2012, 2013, 2015 that appear as though converging or centered on the [Hebrew calendar] year 5776 [which starts in September 2015 and ends in late 2016]. Then after the year 5776, there are 3 retrogrades that occur in 2017, 2018, 2020. All these 6 retrogrades of Venus appear to center on 2 amazing events then on 5776; the Jubilee year and specifically on the conjunction of Venus with the Sun in Taurus on June 6, 2016.
On one hand the center year is the Year of Light, 5776 in the Jewish reckoning of time. This is also the Sabbatical year and the Jubilee of 49 years from the liberation of the Temple Mount in 1967. Thus this Venus retrograde timeline would suggest that 5776 is a fulcrum, a point of change, a turning point, an end and a beginning, prophetically even… The Venus retrograde pattern occurring in Virgo-Taurus-Sagittarius is broken by the Leo and Pisces one that centers on 5776; in Leo before and in Pisces afterwards. The unique attribute about this ‘center of time’ and perhaps prophetic time is that the exact time center between the 2 Venus retrogrades of Taurus occurs precisely on June 6, 2016.
This is taking the beginning date of the retrograde from May 15, 2012 in Taurus to the end of the retrograde of June 24, 2020 in Taurus… esoterically, this pyramid illumination of the Venus-Sun conjunction effect is paramount to being the depiction of ‘illumination’ or perhaps the ‘Illuminated One’. This is also Biblically ascribed to the fall of Lucifer in Isaiah 14. The year 5776 is attributed to being the ‘Year of Light’ and has to do thus with illumination. Could it be that this is the year the Luciferian ‘Light Bearer’ rises? …the coming AntiChrist that will rule the world with that last rendition of Lucifer’s kingdom Beast as disclosed by the Prophet Daniel[?]
… As to the Venus retrograde patterns possible prophetic interpretations, the following is only a suggestive narrative. As noted, it is very obvious from the retrograde pattern that comes out that there is symmetry that centers on the year 5776. It would appear that this year is a turning point of monumental and Biblical proportions. As to its specifics, that remains to be seen but if the constellations surrounding this time and place are any indication of what is being conveyed then the following is possible. The constellations at the point of the June 6, 2016 center marker of time of the Venus retrogrades from 2012 to 2020 has the Sun in conjunction with Venus in the midst of the horns or Taurus… according to the Venus retrograde patterns and the cosmic alignment of the Zodiac associated with the June 6, 2016 eclipsing of Venus with the Sun, the corresponding Year of Light, 5776 would appear to be spectacular in its possibility.”
(In the long quote above I have spliced roughly ten quotes from Vega’s article: “THE RETROGRADES OF VENUS: COSMIC PATTERNS OF PROPHECY” found at http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/july2015/luisv712-2.htm
June 6, 2016 is a type of 6/6/6 date – the sixth day of the sixth month of a year ending in six – fitting for the Antichrist to reveal his identity…
That the Old Testament concept of a jubilee points to this date – in Leviticus we are told that a jubilee is a 49 year cycle of seven sevens of years after which there is a kind of mega-Sabbath in which slaves are freed, debts are cancelled, and leases end, with land returned to previous owners. The Israeli army recaptured East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount for the Jewish people on the night of June 6-7, 1967. Exactly 49 years later, Venus goes behind the Sun from June 6-7, 2016. Will a certain Muslim leader reclaim the land for Islam that day, when June 6 also happens to be the first day of Ramadan?
Forty Years ago, Peter Lemesurier was working on one of the greatest books on ancient Egyptian monuments and prophecies: The Great Pyramid Decoded. He noted that the internal passageways of the Great Pyramid were all at the same angle and that the descending angle or “inverted Messianic triangle” could “be taken to refer to some kind of anti-Messiah.” He said that a line drawn from Giza at this angle goes to Bethlehem and Jerusalem and that the angle “clearly has both an astronomical and a chronological significance… [it] marks the bearing of the summer sunrise… specifically, that of sunrise on 6th June… it is possible that the sunrise bearing marked at some date the exact rising of Venus… the datings for this event might well prove to be significant.”
Every time we have four Blood Moon eclipses on the Jewish Feast days of Passover and Sukkot (Tabernacles) we see a major historical event for the Jewish people within one year of the Blood Moons. “Let’s consider the narrowing geographic focus of events associated with the only tetrads of total lunar eclipses falling exclusively on Passover and Sukkot since the 15th century:
The World – In 1492 the Jews were expelled from Spain, the Spanish officially discovered the Americas, and the Jews spread out to live in many new countries. This worldwide diaspora included the United States, where eventually there were more Jews than in Israel. Within one year of these historical events there was a holiday tetrad of blood moons in 1493 and 1494.
The Nation of Israel – Israel was re-established as a nation in 1948, and within a year of this independence there was a blood moon tetrad on the Passovers and Sukkots of 1949 and 1950.
The City of Jerusalem – Israelis reunited all of Jerusalem under Jewish rule after recapturing East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in 1967. Within a year, there was a similar tetrad in 1967 and 1968.”
It would fit the pattern if a Temple is built by 2016, within a year of the tetrad we just saw in 2014 and 2015.
I think June 6, 2016 will be a very significant date. Many other authors agree. If you care to learn more, consider reading: Antichrist 2016-2019