Song Solomon 2:17 = 2017 rapture?Posted: March 14, 2015
Another indication that the rapture may be in 2017 is in the second chapter of Song of Solomon:
“10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. 14 ¶ O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. 15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. 16 ¶ My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies. 17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.” (Song Of Solomon 2:10-17)
The entire passage is highly suggestive of the rapture, particularly the call of verse 10 – in bold, which is repeated in verse 13, in bold. The entire chapter is only seventeen verses – and the last one is “day break” when the “shadows flee away”.
If there is significance to verse and chapter numbers (and why shouldn’t there be?), then perhaps there is an indication that the rapture will be in 2017 because the chapter ends at 2:17.
Certainly there are indications that 2017 is significant because it happens to be the anniversary of many significant events that have occurred over the last 120 years:
- 1st Zionist Congress Aug. 29, 1897 + 120 years
- Balfour Declaration Nov. 2, 1917 + 100 years
- UN partition plan Nov. 29, 1947 + 70 years
- UN Res 242 (6 Day War) Nov. 22, 1967 + 50 years
A total of 120 years is interesting since that was the schedule for Noah’s count-down in Genesis 6:3,
“3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.“ (Genesis 6:3)
It was in 2001 that the “new world order” people started their shenanigans with the fake 9/11 terror attack and media-psyop that alleged 3,000 (entirely fake) people had died so they could destroy all American liberties, ushering in the bizarre police state & surveillance society in which we have been living for the last 14 years. Perhaps that was the countdown to rapture.
One thing that certainly corresponds to the weary church at this time is that we are certainly, “sick of love” (verse 5) waiting for Jesus Christ to finally return, and yet with patience not yet entirely exhausted knowing Christ won’t return “till he please” (verse 7). Many have been so love-sick waiting for Christ that they’ve fallen prey to the huge number of false predictions anticipating his return yearly since 2000. There have been so many spectacular prophetic belly flops – such as Harold Camping’s excruciatingly false May 2011 dud, and Jack Van Impe’s disastrous December 21, 2012 Mayan/Nostradamus fiasco – that most people aren’t even paying attention to their bogus predictions any more. The last big let down was probably in January 2014 with the death of Ariel Sharon – there were actually gullible Christians who thought that that would trigger the rapture based on the mad ravings of an old satanic Jew named Rabbi Kaduri.
Of course, it is never prudent to make an actual certain prediction of the year when Christ will return. Nevertheless, to speculate with guarded caution isn’t unwise, after all, Christ commanded us to “watch” even despite the fact that he also told us we would “know not” –
“42 ¶ Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” (Matthew 24:42)
But obviously all such watching needs to be based on the scriptures – and not on nutty falsehoods like Nostradamas, Mayan calendars, Jewish fables, ‘illuminati’ music videos, lunar eclipses, or other such wacky irrelevant nonsense.
Nevertheless, it has often been pointed out that even though we are told that we won’t know the day nor the hour, perhaps we can know the year when Christ returns. (“32 ¶ But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” Mark 13:32-33). If so, it pays for us to at least give special attention to those salient years wherein Christ’s return seems to have an increased likelihood, such as 2017.
I don’t believe the tribulation is 7 years long, as is commonly alleged. No where in the Bible does it give this length of time for the tribulation – instead, Revelation 2:10 says tribulation corresponds to “ten days” i.e., 10 years. Ten is the number of the nations, and it would make sense that the tribulation against the nations be 10 years long. The initial period of the tribulation isn’t yet the Seventeenth Week of Daniel (Dan. 9:24) because the temple will not be built until after World War 3 ends. So we have about 3 years of WW3, then starts the 7 years of Daniel’s 70th week, commencing with the peace treaty that ends the war.
Here is the rest of the second chapter so Song of Solomon from beginning:
1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. 2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. 3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. 4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. 5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. 6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me. 7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
8 ¶ The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. 9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.