After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” – Revelation 4:1
This title sure makes a good rhyming slogan but what does it mean? What does the Rapture of the Church have to do with the number 5993? Well, 5993 AM represent the number of years since God created man and it represents the year that God will rapture His Bride, the Church, according to Clarence Larkin (click here). After the Rapture there will be 7 years of Tribulation which will bring us to the year 6,000 AM. Then there will be 1,000 years of the Millennium Kingdom on earth until the year 7,000 (Revelation 20:4). After the 7,000 years, God will judge all unbelievers at the White Throne of Judgement for the degree of punishment they will receive for all eternity in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:11-15). Also at the time, God will then redeem the earth by fire and those who believe in Jesus will begin an Eternal Age (Revelation 21:1).
God created the earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th day (Genesis 2:2) and based on this pattern God has ordained 6,000 years for man to reign on the earth and then 1,000 years for Christ to reign, then comes the eternal Age.
But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. – 2 Peter 3:8
I have received a few comments from Christians who are appalled at the idea of the pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church, as though we Christians who believe in a pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church do not study scripture to show ourselves approved by God (2 Timothy 2:15) and we are “Spiritual Snowflakes” for the cause of Jesus Christ. I am grieved that some of my brothers and sisters in Christ label me as an ignorant of scripture and think I am someone trying to mislead the flock of Jesus Christ but there is not much I can do about it, other than pray that we will be united in our understanding of prophecy.
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. – Revelation 19:10
I have studied the scriptures extensively and written an article of the scriptural defense of a pre-Tribulation Rapture (click here). The point is that we should be loving and respectful toward one another’s opinions as to the timing of the Rapture, since the timing of the Rapture is not an essential doctrine of the Church that should divide us in fellowship with one another. The Rapture will however divide born again Christians from unbelievers, as born again believers are called up into the clouds to met Jesus in the air at the voice of archangel and the trumpet call of God (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
In regards to the claim that I am a Spiritual Snowflake who doesn’t want to face the persecution of the Antichrist during the Tribulation, I plead guilty in the sense that I don’t look forward to pain, persecution and tribulation. “Jesus paid it all” (1 Peter 3:18), therefore my suffering does not “earn” my salvation or keep me saved and it’s not necessary in order to prove my love for Him. I do understand that for the Christian the trails of this world can be used by God to burn away the sin and selfish “dross” in our lives so we are trusting Jesus more and reflecting His image through our life, like refined gold. The daily “dying to self … live for Christ” lifestyle is the sanctification process that Paul spoke of in Philippians 2:12 “work out your salvation in fear and trembling” and this is the message I am declaring in the name of this web site “Die2Live“.
“But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” – Luke 21:36
I thank God for His amazing grace and I believe according to His word that “born again” believers will escape the coming night of judgement that will suddenly fall upon the world like a thief in the night (Luke 21:36).
It is an exciting time to be alive and see prophecy fulfilled but it is also a weary and confusing time, with much apostasy in the Church, deception in the News and distractions everywhere! I pray daily for the strength to stand in the faith of Jesus Christ during these perilous times, not because I can loose my Salvation (Jesus holds my eternal security) but I don’t want to be deceived or take captive by vain thoughts of this world. The time of Christ’s return is near and I have turned the TV off in order to spend more time learning about God’s word and His love for us. As I see the signs that the world is falling apart, I am encouraged that these signs tell me I will soon be with my Blessed Hope, Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13). I know God will deliver me from the evil of this world in His time … we are here, till we hear!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4
I have written several articles about the 5993 sign on this web site … in fact God awakened me in 2015 as a watchman to warn people of His soon return and this is the reason I created these web sites “Die2Live” and “The 5993 Sign“. Over the last four years I have been faithful to report about the signs of the time that point to the imminent return of Jesus Christ. In fact, I have made a “Rapture Calendar (click here)” that gives “high watch” dates and reasons for why the Lord might return on these dates.
In March of 2017 I first heard about the Revelation 12 sign which occurred on September 23, 2017 and I studied many Bible timelines to find one that proved that the year 2017 was the year 5993 AM … the year of the Rapture. I did find a timeline that proved 2017 was the year 5993 but obviously it wasn’t correct so I stopped reporting about the 5993 sign and I started reporting about the many other end times signs, like the increase in unusual weather, the increase of sin in the world, and the increase in tension surrounding Israel and the talk about the “peace deal of the century”.
The Church must decrease and the Jews must increase in order to transition from the Church Age of Grace (both Jews and Gentiles) to the Tribulation Age of Discipline (for the Jews) and Judgement (for the Gentiles). And this is exactly what we are seeing as the apostate teaching is creeping into Churches that once preached the gospel of Jesus Christ, rendering them ineffective for Christ. And the “always apostate” Catholic Church is being exposed for their morally corrupt priests who sexually abuse children and practice a homosexual lifestyle with one another, bringing disgrace and shame to the name of Jesus Christ.
In the mean time, the Jews are back in their land, Jerusalem has been declared the Capital, the Ezekiel 38 nations are gathering in alliance again Israel, the peace deal to divide the land is on the table and leading Rabbis are proclaiming that the Messiah will come before the elections in April, 2019. More over the Vatican, Cabals, Illuminati, Deep State players who serve Satan knows that the time of the Antichrist/Messiah is near! The demonic activity in the world is now common place, openly practiced and celebrated, even declared in the Congress of the United States as politicians vote to allow babies to be killed after birth. The arches of Baal have opened up the gateway to the Demonic Spirits and the Antichrist is on the scene waiting to take his place as the leader of the Global New World Order, once the restraining influence of the Church is removed by the Rapture (2 Thessalonians 2:6)!
Recently, I discovered other pieces of evidences that lend proof that we are living in the year 5993 and this is the reason I am writing this article. I should be excited about this new evidence but I realize Jesus gave us the warning that “no man knows the day or hour” so that we will not be deceived and set our hope in a date but we will keep our eyes on Jesus. It is “knowing” Jesus that bring joy. In Jesus Christ we have God’s promise that He will “overcome” our sin and we will be with Him. It’s focusing on the grace of God that has the power to Save the Lost and Sanctify the Saved that keeps me grounded in faith of Christ and abiding in His love, even as I know Jesus is right at the door. The Lord wants none to perish (2 Peter 3:9), so it is with a heavy heart and a “Heaven heart” I rejoice in my Blessed Hope and pray for people to repent and come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ before the Day of the Lord arrives. (click here to learn how to have eternal life in Jesus Christ) (click here to view a chart of God’s purpose through the 7,000 years)
– Blessings and Maranatha! – Rogersings
Check out these articles recently posted at Revelation 12 Daily and Unsealed about the 5993 sign!
Evidence 1: In 2017 I was awakened by God to discover if we were living in the year 5993. I studied many Bible timelines, including the most popular one done by Ushers who calculated that creation began in 4004 BC. I also found a little know one, produced by Robert A Makar who calculated that creation began in 3977 BC, indicated that the year 2017 was the year 5993 AM (click here to see this Bible timeline in Makar’s book). Neither of these timelines is correct but more to the point I don’t think any Bible timeline made by man is absolutely correct because God wants us to dig into scripture to know Him and watch for the signs of His coming as we walk by faith … not by sight.
Here is a way to calculate the 2 days until the Jews are “revived” (Hosea 6:2) by adding 2,000 years to the date when Jesus began His ministry , not the date of the Cross. In this case you use the date that Jesus was born in 5 BC and then add 30 years, when He would have qualified as a priest to began His ministry at the Feast of Trumpets in the year 26 AD. His crucifixion would have been 3 1/2 year later at Passover in 30 AD. In this case the “Favorable Year of the Lord” that Jesus refereed too when He read from Isaiah 6:12, was the 80th Jubilee year or the year 4,000 AM which occurred in 26 AD. Then to do the math you simply add 2,000 years to 26 AD which equals 2026 AD, the 120th Jubilee year, the 6,000 year since creation, the year when Jesus returns in judgment at then end of the Tribulation period and the Jews recognize Him as their Messiah! Then subtract 7 years from 2026 AD to calculate the beginning of the Tribulation period and the rapture of the Church, 2026 – 7 = 2019 AD … the 5993 sign!
I want to thank a dear sister in Christ who sent me photo of the Bible Chronology found in the “Illustrated Polyglot Family Bible from 1879”. This is an amazing find because according to the people who put this Bible together they computed that 5824 years had occurred from Adam to the year 1850 AD. From 1850 to 2019 is 169 years therefore 5824 + 169 = 5993!
5824 (to 1850 AD) + 169 (to 2019 AD) = 5993!
One of the biggest points of confusion about calculating Bible timelines is the difference in the age of the patriarchs when they “begat” their first son as recorded in the Greek OT Septuagint (GST) text vs what is recorded in the Hebrew Masoretic OT text (HMT) (click here to read about the difference). Essentially, the GST is a Greek translation of Hebrew Old Testament that was completed in 132 BC while the HMT is the “maintained” Hebrew text of the Old Testament with the oldest copy found from 900 AD. The issue of which one is the authoritative word of God is a debate that hasn’t been resolved but in the minds of those who do Bible translations, 99% of all Bibles use the HMT.
There are minor differences and no doctrinal differences between the GST and the HMT but there are “major” differences in the Bible timeline. The GST accounts for 1,380 “more” years of Bible history than the HMT, which means we are in the year “7373 AM” according to the GST. Also to add more confusion to computing the age of man, the Jewish calendar calculates that the year 2019 = 5779 AM. Some Bible scholars think that the Jews purposefully miscalculate the number of years spent in captivity in Babylon until the birth of Jesus in order to “discredit” the prophecy by Daniel that the Messiah would come and be “cut off” (on the cross) after 483 years. Wikipedia states the number of missing years is 165 but it could be 214 years in which case 5779+214=5993 (click here)!
According to the “The Chronology of the Bible” by Frank R Klassen, the year 2019 AD = 5993 AM. He calculated that the earth was created in 3975 BC (click here).
3975 – 1 (for BC/AD cross over) + 2019 = 5993!
Here is something Chris, my brother in Christ in New Zealand shared (click here). He states that the year of Christ’s return can be determined from Daniels prophesy. Note, Chris uses a date of 603 BC for the end of the sacrifices but I use the date 599 BC.
Daniel 12: 11 “From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 “How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1,335 days
The date the regular sacrifices were abolished occurred when the Jews were exiled to Babylon in the deportation of 599 BC (Note, there were actually several different times during this period from 607-586 B.C. when the Jews were taken captive by Babylon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonian_captivity). The date the Abomination of Desolation is when the Dome of the Rock was completed in 691 AD.
Therefore 599 BC + 1290 years = 691 the year of the Dome of the Rock
Then the blessed time occurs 1335 years (days) after 691 AD. Therefore 691 AD + 1335 = 2026 AD which is the end of the Tribulation period.
Therefore 2026 – 7 = 2019 the year of the Rapture!
Creation to Exodus 2513 – Beginning in 3975 BCTime in Wilderness 40 – Jews wandered for 40 yearsTime of Judges 407 – 1 Kings 6:1 (480 yrs – 73 yrs)Time of Kings 490 – Jews didn’t observer ShemitahCaptivity in Babylon 70 – punished 1 year for every 7Decree to rebuild Temple 483 – Daniels 69 weeks of 70 weeksStart of Jesus ministry 1990 – 29 AD and cross in 33 AD=====5993! – Rapture of the Church in 2019Daniels final weeks 7 – Jacob’s Trouble ends 2026Millennium 1000=====Last day of moral man 7000 – New Heaven and New Earth!
Evidence 2: I recently found a website called “Tree of Life” that is maintained by a Christian Bible astronomer who said that his research and computer simulation of the planets have lead him to report that the sun stood still in 1421 BC because of a polar shift (click here). This celestial event confirms the account of the battle that Joshua and the Jews fought as they entered the promise land. Using the number of years from the beginning of Adam until the Exodus = 2513 (click here also see chart at the bottom of the page), then adding 40 years the Jews wandered in the wilderness to arrive at the battle date, then adding 1421 years to get to 0 AD, then adding 2019 = the year 5993 AM.
2513 (till the Exodus) + 40 (in wilderness) + 1421 (year sun stood still) + 2019 = 5993!
So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. – Joshua 10:13
Evidence 3: In the book the “Sacred and Profane History of the World Connected” the Chinese records indicate that according to their calendar, the long day occurred in the year 2554 AM and this also adds up to the year 5993 (
) if you consider the evidence that the sun stood still in 1420 instead of 1421 BC (
2554 (from creation till the sun stood still) + 1420 (year sun stood still) + 2019 = 5993!
Evidence 4: Using computer astronomy software there is person who has seen the Menorah in the sky in 3974 BC, the sign that this was the date of creation. Based on this information the year 2019 is the year 5993 AM, the time for the Rapture! (click here).
3974 (beginning of creation) + 2019 = 5993!
– Saturn – Passover – Satan is defeated by Jesus on the cross– Mercury – Unleavened bread – God’s message proclaimed by Michael– Venus – First Fruits – Resurrection of Jesus Christ– Sun – Pentecost – The Law given and Holy Spirit given– Mars – Feast of Trumpets – Tribulation ends, Christ’ return– Jupiter – Day of Atonement – Sheep and Goat judgement– Moon – Israel saved and enter Millennium
Evidence 5: The YouTube channel “The Return of the King” has put together an analysis of the 13 blood moons (see chart below) which indicate 7 fat years of prosperity for the world beginning in 2012 (a time of deception and ushering in the Antichrist), followed by 7 lean years beginning in 2019 (the Tribulation period). This pattern of years is similar to the time of Joseph in Egypt who was a type of Christ. After the 7 fat years comes the “Rapture” in 2019, followed by the 7 years of Tribulation (click here to view this video).
Evidence 6: In 1536 Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire issued a decree to rebuild Jerusalem, fulling “again” the prophecy 70 weeks of Daniel 9:25 (click here). 1536 AD + 483 (which is 69×7 weeks of years) = 2019. In a sense, the Messiah will be “cut off” when the Rapture of the Church occurs, ushering in the last week of Daniel, the 7 years of Tribulation, the time of Jacob’s Trouble.
Therefore 2019 is the year of the Rapture!
Evidence 7: The Mayan 5,126 year long calendar ended December 21, 2012. This began the 7 years of plenty, followed by the 7 “lean” years of the Tribulation period.
Therefore 2019 is the year of the Rapture!
This is a study of the year of Christ’s return as told in the Psalms. I have heard a few people comment that the number of the Psalms match a prophecy for the year in this 20th century, so this is my understanding on the possible connection between the Psalms and Christ’s return. The premise is that Psalm 1= 1901 AD and Psalm 101 = 2001 … etc. The most interesting are the years from 2014 until 2018, the year of the Rapture/Tribulation and the year 2025, the year of the Lord’s return to reign (click here for a video about this).
The book of Psalm has an interesting construction in relation to itself and the Bible as a whole. The shortest Psalm is 117 and the longest is 119 and in between is the Messianic Psalm about Jesus! Also when the Bible is considered as a whole, Psalm 118 is basically in the middle of the Bible. In other words just like Jesus divides history into BC and AD, Jesus divides the Bible by OT and NT and most importantly He divides soul and spirit (Hebrews 4:12)! Jesus did not come to “unite” the world in their sin but to divide the world between those who believe in Him and those who reject Him. Jesus is the judgement sickle cutting down the harvest (Joel 3:13, Revelation 14:15) and the widowing fork who separates the wheat from the chaff (Matthew 3:12) and puts the wheat in His barn and burns up the chaff in His wrath!
Psalm 114 = 2014 – Tremble O earth before the Lord, blood moon warning!
Psalm 115 = 2015 – Warning to the nations to praise God, blood moon warning!
Psalm 116 = 2016 – God has heard the prayers of His people and will deliverance them from death. A Christian is martyred, 1 every 6 minutes.
Psalm 117 = 2017 – Praise the Lord all nations. This is what the solar eclipse and the Revelation 12 sign proclaimed. Repent, give glory to God, prepare to met Your maker!
Psalm 118 = 2018 – This Psalm speaks of entering thru the gates of righteousness (19-20) which is like entering into the door to Heaven Revelation 4:1 which seems to speak about the rapture of the Church. Then comes the “day that the Lord has made” (24) which seems to speak about the Day of the Lord, the beginning of the seven year Tribulation.
Psalm 119 = 2019 – This Psalm speaks about the law and ordinances of the Lord, as though Church Age of Grace has ended and the Jewish Age of Law has resumed beginning with the 7 year covenant and rebuilding of the temple. Note, I found a reference to the rapture in Psalm 119:62 – At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. At the midnight hour (at the voice of the Bridegroom Matthew 25:6) I will “rise” (by the rapture/translation to meet Jesus in the air 1 Thessalonians 4:16) and escape God’s righteous judgement upon the earth (watch and pray to be found strong in faith at the time of the escape/rapture, ready to stand before the Lord at the Bema seat Luke 21:26).
Psalm 120 = 2020 – Tribulation and attack from the first four seal judgements.
Psalm 121 = 2021 – The Lord’s blessing for those persecuted, fifth seal.
Psalm 122 = 2022 – Going to the house of the Lord (the mid tribulation – AoD)
Psalm 123 = 2023 – God is seen in Heaven on His throne – wrath begins
Psalm 124 = 2024 – The escape from the flood by the Jews, the last 3 1/2 years
Psalm 125 = 2025 – Christ return at Armageddon
Psalm 126 = 2026 – The resurrection of the Jews and reign of Christ for 1,000 years
Psalm 134 = 2034 – New Millennium temple services begin
Rogersings calculated Dates (taken from an NASB)
|BC Date||Event||Calculated AM Date|
|3974 BC||The Creation||0|
|2418||Shem, Ham, Japheth||1556|
|2319||Great Flood of Noah||1655|
|1807||Jacob & Esau born||2167|
|1699||Joseph sold into Egypt||2275|
|1676||Jacob moved to Egypt||2298|
|1659||Jacob died at age 147||2315|
|1461||Exodus from Egypt||2513|
|1420||Sun stood still||2554|