When is the Joel 2:31 Solar Eclipse? July 4, 2103 A.D.

Tomorrow is August 21, 2017, the day of the Great American Eclipse, the best view of a total eclipse from coast to coast in America in the past 100 years!  As with many ecliptic events, many try to aimlessly tie it to an End Times prophecy with no real evidence or data to back it up.  Let me save you the suspense, this isn’t that type of event.  While still a remarkable event that a random set of countries get to view a few times a year, the event has certainly brought about some interesting thought and research.  If this isn’t the solar eclipse predicted in Joel 2:31, “The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.”, then when is it?

First, the blood moon also mentioned in the verse means that there is a red or dark orange moon very soon before or possibly after the solar eclipse.  This year, there was a blood moon on August 13, 2017, one week ago tonight, because of its proximity to the Earth’s Penumbra (partial) shadow cast on the moon that night.  So why isn’t this THE prophetic solar eclipse that indicates that we are near the 2nd Coming of Christ?  The answer is relatively simple.  Bible prophecy is always related to Israel in some way, including the proximity of such celestial events to Israel.  Tomorrow’s solar eclipse will reach its Totality over southeast Kentucky, specifically 37.0°N 87.7°W at 12:26:40 pm CDT according to Wikipedia’s List of Solar Eclipses in the 21st Century.  Looking at all of the Totality locations for the next 2 centuries on Wikipedia, there is one annular solar eclipse with a Totality location very close to Israel, especially the one on July 4, 2103 located in the Sinai Peninsula, specifically the Wilderness of Shur (the same wilderness in the Exodus route), at 30.3°N 33.2°E at 1:01:48 pm IDT.  No other solar eclipse Totality location in the next 200 hundred years is this close to Israel!

July 4 2103 Eclipse path

If that isn’t interesting enough, July 4, 2103 A.D.  happens to be exactly 2 years, 6 months and 14 days after December 21, 2100, which is my calculated end date of Daniel’s 2300 Evenings & Mornings Prophecy, the reconsecration of the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem and the Winter Solstice.

Revelation 12:14 says, “14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.”  The wilderness mentioned in this passage could very well be the Wilderness of Shur during the 3.5 year part of the Tribulation.  This suggests the first half of the Tribulation with the solar eclipse occurring during this period over the same Wilderness in Egypt.

Daniel 12:7 says, “The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.”  This references a 3.5 year period of Tribulation.  This suggests the second half of the Tribulation when the 3rd Temple is desecrated by the Anti-Christ and Jewish people flee everywhere for their lives until Christ returns during the Battle of Armageddon.

Isaiah 34:8 says, “For the Lord has a day of vengeance, a year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.”  

Based on these 3 verses and the location of this particular annular solar eclipse focused directly over the Wilderness of Shur, 2.5 years and 2 weeks after the reconsecration of the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem, an interesting timeline unfolds.

The Trumpet’s YouTube video, The Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21—Does It Fulfill Bible Prophecy?, shows that a solar eclipse marks the separation of Satan’s 2.5 years of wrath and the Lord’s 1 year of His wrath according to Isaiah 34:8.  The video shows the general framework of the first half of the Tribulation without specifying any dates.  The July 4, 2103 A.D. solar eclipse identifies a measurable timeframe inside the first half of the Tribulation that can be measured back to my calculated date of the 2300-Day Prophecy, giving us a reliable timeline that traces back to 168 B.C. without any lapse in time!  In my mind, this is a breakthrough of literally Biblical proportions!  This solar eclipse is the anchor that binds the timing of the Tribulation to our calendar via Daniel’s 2300-Day Prophecy calculations for the first time.  Without this eclipse near Israel, the Tribulation is just a futuristic, untethered period, floating in time that doesn’t seem authentic.  Anchor it to a date linked to other dates that are verifiable in history and it becomes very real, very fast.


2 Extra Weeks?  Feast for the Temple Dedication and Hanukkah

After explaining the 2.5 years between January 4, 2101 A.D. and July 4, 2103 A.D. plus the additional year to July 4, 2104 A.D. that creates the first half of the seven-year Tribulation, the remaining two weeks falls into place between December 21, 2100 A.D. and January 4, 2101 A.D.  Referencing past Temple dedications, a two-week Feast of Dedication would begin on December 21, 2100 A.D. with Hanukkah, amazingly, encapsulated during this festival period on December 27, 2100 A.D. and ends on January 3, 2101 A.D.  The next day, January 4, 2101 A.D. ends the two-week Feast of Dedication and must mark the beginning of the Tribulation period given it’s exactly 2.5 years to the solar eclipse.  When Solomon dedicated the 1st Temple in Jerusalem, they had a Feast of Dedication that lasted two weeks.  Since Hanukkah started during the 2nd Temple Rededication in 165 B.C. and will remarkably fall within the two-week dedication period of the 3rd Temple, this incredible alignment will not repeat itself in any year immediately preceding or following the year 2100 A.D.  This confirms the right adjoining year of these events and in turn, confirms the start date accuracy of the 2300 Evenings and Mornings Prophecy.

The Beginning of the Tribulation

To quickly summarize the calculation, the first 2.5 years of the Tribulation leading up to the Great Wilderness Solar Eclipse, is from January 4, 2101 A.D. to July 4, 2103 A.D.  The ‘year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.‘ in Isaiah 34:8 is from July 4, 2103 A.D. to July 4, 2104 A.D., which will conclude the first half of the Tribulation.  Therefore;

December 21, 2100 A.D.

(Winter Solstice, Dedication of the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem)


2 Weeks

(Temple Dedication Feast and Hanukkah from December 27, 2100 A.D. to January 3, 2101 A.D.)


January 4, 2101 A.D.

(Start of the Tribulation)


2.5 Years


July 4, 2103 A.D.

(Solar Eclipse Across Northern Egypt & Israel and USA’s Independence Day)

Trib Start+

1 Year

(The Lord’s Day of Vengeance, a Year of Retribution, to Uphold Zion’s Cause)


July 4, 2104 A.D.

(Midpoint of Tribulation, Desecration of the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem and USA’s Independence Day)

PTrib Mid

Zion’s Last Year of the First Part of the Tribulation

With the Year of Retribution in mind from July 4, 2103 through July 4, 2104 A.D.Revelation 18:4 & 8 & 16-17 says, “Then I heard another voice from heaven urge, ‘My people, get away from her—fast. Make sure you do not get caught up in her sins. Put some distance between you so that you do not share in her plagues'”. 8Because of this arrogance, in a single day, plagues will overwhelm her. Her portion will be death and sorrow and famine, And she will be incinerated with firefor mighty is the Lord God who exacts judgment on her.” “16 They will say, ‘Terrible! How terrible for the great city! She [the Great City-NYC, DC?] was dressed in fine linen [White]; she wore purple [Dark Blue] and scarlet [Red] cloth [i.e., a Red, White, and Dark Blue – American Flag].  She was shining with gold, jewels, and pearls [Great City Lights, and perhaps Fireworks on a 4th of July]! 17 All these riches have been destroyed in one hour!’”   This passage clearly delivers the Lord’s Day of Vengeance coupled with more description of its chilling aftermath in Isaiah 34:8-15 about the year all of Zion’s accounts become settled concerning the new Babylon of the future, which could likely occur at the beginning of the Year of Retribution on July 4, 2103 A.D., at any time within the 12 months, or at the end on July 4, 2104 A.D.  The July 4th bookended dates clearly mark the identity of the USA in this Scriptural prophecy in addition to the description of its flag’s colors in Revelation.  There are no prominent nations with purple officially in its flags’ color scheme with white and red; however, out of the flags with shades of blue, the USA is the only one that uses a darker blue and when backlit, a purple hue becomes visible to an observer from the island of Patmos.  I absolutely love America for all of its greatness in history and exceptionalism to date, but unfortunately, the soul of the country appears to generationally grow darker over the next 80 years, unlike anything in its past as these passages reveal an ominous American Independence Day in the making.  Not unlike how Israel fell out of favor with God and was decisively destroyed on more than one occasion as prophesied.  Until then, God Bless America!

In the next chapter, Revelation 19, where the people in Heaven praise God for the destruction of the new Babylon [the Great City], Revelation 19:7-8 says, “Let us rejoice and be happy and give God glory!  Give God glory, because the wedding of the Lamb has come. And the Lamb’s bride has made herself ready. Fine linen was given to the bride for her to wear. The linen was bright and clean.”  The verses imply the readiness of the Lamb’s bride, or the Church, who is ready to be raptured or ‘taken up’ AFTER the Lord takes His Day of Vengeance against the new Babylon, during the Year of Retribution to uphold Zion’s cause.  But approximately when?  I believe the Rapture will likely occur sometime in the Fall of 2103 A.D., after Israel’s agricultural year begins in the month of Tishri or October, while not calculated.  Since the ‘day and hour’ cannot be known as explicitly written in Matthew 24:36, which says “36 But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”, it is very interesting to note that nothing in the verse says anything about not knowing the month, season or year.  I am not merely pointing out a technicality but demonstrating that while the passage highly suggests that it is possible to make specific prophetic calculations that reveal the ‘day and hour’ for certain Biblical events as I have demonstrated in this book, only the Rapture and Second Coming events are NOT possible to calculate to the ‘day or hour’ from Scripture.  Any estimation beyond the ‘day and hour’ specific timeframe is fair game because it is possible to narrow down the timing to a broader timeframe, as shown from calculating timeframes in related prophecies.  To be clear, the ONLY way to derive the ‘day and hour’ for any other prophetic timeframe is from the mathematical remainders when converting prophetic days written in Scripture into solar days, as shown previously in this book.  Again, to be clear, calculating the Rapture or Second Coming to the specific ‘day and hour’ is not possible.

The Ending of the Tribulation

Throughout the Bible, God’s Master Plan has echoed a sabbatical timeframe in intervals of sevens; from the Week of Creation – consisting of seven ‘days’ ending on the Sabbath (Saturday) day of rest, to a seven-year agricultural cycle – ending with the sabbatical seventh-year rest for the land, and to the seven-millennial cycle – ending with the seventh millennium, 1000-year rule of Christ on His throne physically in Jerusalem, a millennial rest for the world apart from Satan.  The timing between the midpoint of the Tribulation and the start of the 1000-year rule of Christ is found in Daniel 12:11-12.

Daniel 12:9-12, “It is time for you to go on your way, Daniel, for the words must be kept secret and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will keep themselves pure and clean and refined despite the pressures of these times, but those who are wicked will continue their wicked ways and none of them will ever understand. But those who are wise will. 11 From the time when the daily sacrifice is prohibited and the disgusting idol that desecrates the most holy place is put in its place, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Those who remain true to God and reach the end of the 1,335 days are sure to experience God’s blessing. 13 As for you, Daniel, go and be faithful to the end of your life. You will surely rest, but when the end of days arrives, you will rise again to receive the inheritance allotted for you.” 

PTrib End

Looking back at Daniel 12:11-12, in the precise middle of the Tribulation, July 4, 2104 A.D., the daily sacrifice will be prohibited, and an abomination will be placed on the altar of the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem by the New Testament Anti-Christ’s order after taking control of Israel, virtually abandoned by its fallen superpower protector (i.e. the Great ‘American’ City and Nation).  Revelation 11:2-3 & 13:5 says that the Gentiles will trample on the holy city for 42 months and two witnesses will prophesy for 1,260 days until they are killed by the beast.  After three and a half days, God will resurrect the two witnesses before they go up to Heaven in a cloud.  Revelation 12:6 says that the faithful remnant of Israel, represented by the woman, will seek refuge in the Wilderness for 1,260 days from the serpent.  Daniel 12:9-12 says that the Anti-Christ will desecrate the Temple for the next 1,290 days but 45 days later on day 1,335, it says that those who remained faithful to God are sure to experience God’s blessing, which is the beginning of the prophetic 1000-year Millennial rule of Christ on Earth in Jerusalem sometime after the Battle of Armageddon described in Revelation 19:11-21.  1,335 days counted numerically with a date calculator after July 4, 2104 A.D. is February 29, 2108 A.D., Leap Year Day!  Interestingly enough, the full moon will be at Perigee early in the Jewish morning on February 27, 2108 A.D., the nearest the moon will orbit to earth all year.  This should produce a red Super Moon (like the incredible red Super Moon witnessed on April 8, 2020 A.D. during Passover and the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic) during the following evening at the conclusion of the Purim festival, February 26-27, 2108 A.D. (i.e. a joyous Jewish festival marking the survival of the Jews who were all marked for death by their Persian rulers in 5th century B.C.), a very redemptive sign of the final, post-Armageddon redemption that will start the following evening, known by Jews as the End of Days, February 29, 2108 A.D.  The end of the literal seven-year part of the Tribulation is January 4, 2108 A.D. along with the end of the Temple desecration on January 15, 2108 A.D.  A mathematical conversion of the referenced days is not necessary since all timeframes are in the future, affiliated to our modern calendar.  The various layers of the Tribulation’s conclusion stair step down to the start of Christ’s millennial rule as shown in the Figure directly above.

July 4, 2104 A.D.

(Midpoint of Tribulation, Desecration of the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem and USA’s Independence Day)


1,335 literal days


February 29, 2108

(Leap Year Day, Start of Christ’s 7th Millennial Rule)

From my calculations, this is the official end of man’s 6000-year self-rule, kicked off by the Fall of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden in Genesis Chapter 3.



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