Q. There are some who look at Revelation 12 and match the sign that John saw in the heavens to a computer program called Starry Night that accurately tracks past and future movements of stars, planets, sun, moon, etc. and the description matches very well in Sept of 2017. If Revelation 12 is considered “mid trib” then could it mean that the beginning of the seven years would be March of 2014?
A. For Daniel’s 70th Week to begin next month the following would have to take place this month; the rapture of the Church, the battles of Psalm 83, Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38, and a seven year covenant that permits the building of a Temple has to be put in force (Daniel 9:27).
Both Paul (Romans 11:25) and James (Acts 15:13-18) say the Lord will take the Church before turning back to Israel. While there’s nothing to prevent the rapture from taking place any day now, I don’t see world events taking place rapidly enough for these other things. Remember, Israel has to think they are living in a time of peace for the battle of Ezekiel 38 to take them by surprise, and it’s this battle that will open their eyes and cause them to reinstate their Old Covenant relationship with God so Daniel’s 70th week can begin (Ezekiel 39:21-22). I don’t think anyone in Israel believes they are living in peace today.