Timelines. Book 1 of the Path of Man series

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Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. …

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
(NIV, Proverbs 19:21)


Our knowledge is theory. We turn to theory in our search for truth, and the only truth is with God. Through science we learn, and through scripture we learn. This work describes the path of mankind as I have come to understand it, which is to say merely theory.

From a space-less and time-less state, the universe emerges with the Big Bang. Over billions of years, galaxies are formed, including our own. The conditions for life arise in our Solar System, and the evolution of Earthly life leads to the human body, all according to God’s purpose.

The seven-thousand-year plan of renewal commences with the creation of Adam and culminates in our millennial kingdom with Christ. During the seven thousand years, God presents truth to man, according to His purpose.

During the final seven years before the millennial kingdom, we experience a great tribulation.


“Timelines. Book 1 of the Path of Man series” includes:
> A corrected chronology of the seven-thousand years
> A corrected chronology of the Hebrew kings
> An explanation of Daniel's four kingdoms and seventy ‘sevens’
> A timeline for the final seven years


As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"
(NIV, Matthew 24:3)

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  • 1. Timelines Book 1 of the Path of Man series Marc Houlihan
  • 2. A Note from the Author Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21) Our knowledge is theory. We turn to theory in our search for truth, and the only truth is with God. Through science we learn, and through scripture we learn. This work describes the path of mankind as I have come to understand it, which is to say merely theory. From a space-less and time-less state, the universe emerges with the Big Bang. Over billions of years, galaxies are formed, including our own. The conditions for life arise in our Solar System, and the evolution of Earthly life leads to the human body, all according to God’s purpose. The seven-thousand-year plan of renewal commences with the creation of Adam and culminates in our millennial kingdom with Christ. During the seven thousand years, God presents truth to man, according to His purpose. During the final seven years before the millennial kingdom, we experience a great tribulation. The Path of Man series Book 1. Timelines Book 2. Forecasters Book 3. The Lamb All dates throughout this work are guesses and could be off by any number of years. “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36) Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Contents Timelines Part I. In the Beginning Pre-Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Big Bang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evolution of Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part II. Renewing the Earth The Seven Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Seven Thousand Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part III. The Hebrew Kings The Kingdom of Judah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Kingdom of Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part IV. The Four Kingdoms Babylon, the First Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medo-Persia, the Second Kingdom . . . . . . . . Greece, the Third Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rome, the Fourth Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 6 8 10 14 15 17 18 19 20 Part V. The Beast The Seven Heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Ten Horns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mystery Babylon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part VI. The Seventy ‘Sevens’ Sixty-Nine ‘Sevens’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Final ‘Seven’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part VII. The End Times Signs of the End . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Fulfillment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Final Seven Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Testimony of the Witnesses . . . . . . . . . . Reign of the Beast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wrath of the Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Millennial Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The New Jerusalem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 24 25 27 28 30 32 34 35 36 37 39 40
  • 4. Part I. In the Beginning
  • 5. Path of Man Timelines In the Beginning Book 1 Page 4 Pre-Creation In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1) o Life before Space. Life before Time God exists with His Word in a state without space and without time. There is no heaven, and there is no earth. In this state, all life, including the life of mankind, is contained within Him. The laws of physics do not apply because they describe our physical universe, which has not yet been created. He chose us in him before the creation of the world. (Ephesians 1:4) This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. (2 Timothy 1:9)
  • 6. Path of Man Timelines In the Beginning Book 1 Page 5 The Big Bang In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (Genesis 1:1) o Space and Time The Big Bang marks the creation of the universe. It’s the beginning of space and the beginning of time, 13.8 billion years ago. “The heavens and the earth” denotes the universe in its entirety (though for 9 billion years, planet earth is not yet formed). The laws of physics are established. o The First Second of the Universe o From the Big Bang to Life on Earth Over time, gravitational attraction between matter leads to the formation of hundreds of billions of galaxies. Each galaxy contains billions of stars and their accompanying planets. Our galaxy begins to develop about 5 billion years after the Big Bang. About 4.2 billion years later, our sun forms, along with its planets. After 1 billion years, the first Earthly life emerges.
  • 7. Path of Man Timelines In the Beginning Book 1 Page 6 Evolution of Life o Emergence of Organisms o Human Taxonomy o Human Migration from Africa Around 100,000 BC, humans begin to spread out of Africa and into Eurasia. Around 50,000 BC, they begin to settle in Australia, and around 14,000 BC, they cross the Bering Land Bridge into the Americas. In 3,968 BC, God’s work to enlighten man and renew the earth begins.
  • 8. Part II. Renewing the Earth
  • 9. Path of Man Timelines Renewing the Earth Book 1 Page 8 The Seven Days o Work and Rest By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. (Genesis 2:2) The seven days of Genesis set the foundation for the seven-thousand-year plan of renewal. o One Day to God. One Thousand Years to Man A thousand years in your sight are like a day. (Psalm 90:4) Do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8) The first day of the seven-day plan of renewal begins with the creation of Adam in 3968 BC. Each day lasts a thousand years in the sight of man, so the seventh day begins in 2033 AD.
  • 10. Path of Man Timelines Renewing the Earth Book 1 Page 9 o Resurrection of Christ Jesus began to explain to his disciples that … he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. (Matthew 16:21) The third day is two days after the first day. The scriptures do not record the entire life of Jesus. The specific numbers related to recorded events are relevant to the course of mankind. In a few cases, Jesus spends a certain number of days in patient waiting; he is representing that many thousands of years for man. For example: following the crucifixion, two days pass until his resurrection; this is two actual days at the time, and it is a representation of the two thousand years mankind waits for its resurrection. o Resurrection of Mankind After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. (Hosea 6:2) After Day 5 and Day 6, the faithful are resurrected to live with Christ for the duration of Day 7. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. … They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4)
  • 11. Path of Man Timelines Renewing the Earth Book 1 Page 10 The Seven Thousand Years o Day 1. 3968 BC - 2968 BC o Day 2. 2968 BC - 1968 BC o Day 3. 1968 BC - 968 BC
  • 12. Path of Man Timelines Renewing the Earth Book 1 Page 11 o Day 4. 968 BC - 33 AD o Day 5. 33 AD - 1033 AD o Day 6. 1033 AD - 2033 AD o Day 7. 2033 AD - 3033 AD
  • 13. Path of Man Timelines Renewing the Earth Book 1 Page 12 o Genealogy The synchronism refers to the conception of the son in relation to the birth of his father. For example: Adam lives for 130 years, then he begets (conceives) Seth, who is born 0.7 years later. This assumes that either the 130 is not a rounded figure or all of the rounding balances out. o Noah The flood occurs when Noah is 600 years old (Genesis 7:6), in the 600th year of his life (Genesis 7:11). The first year of Noah’s life begins the day he is born, so he is considered one “year old” when he is born. Therefore, the flood occurs at least 599 years but no more than 600 years after the birth of Noah; the best guess is 599.5 years, with a maximum error of 0.5 years. o Abraham Terah dies in Haran after living for 205 years (Genesis 11:32). Abraham leaves Haran and goes to Egyptian-ruled Canaan after Terah dies (Acts 7:4), when Abraham is 75 years old, which is the 75th year of his life (Genesis 12:4). Therefore, Abraham is born in the 131st year of Terah’s life. o Moses In 1444 BC, exactly 430 years after Abraham enters Canaan, Moses leads the Jews out of Egypt (Exodus 12:40) and receives the Commandments (Galatians 3:17).
  • 14. Part III. The Hebrew Kings
  • 15. Path of Man Timelines The Hebrew Kings Book 1 Page 14 The Kingdom of Judah o The First Temple Solomon begins to reign in the United Monarchy in late 969 BC. He begins building the First Temple in 965 BC, which is in the fourth year of his reign and the 480th year after the Exodus (1 Kings 6:1). The Temple is completed 7.5 years later (1 Kings 6:37). o The United Monarchy Splits Following the death of Solomon in 930 BC, the United Monarchy splits. Rehoboam, son of Solomon, rules the Kingdom of Judah in Jerusalem.
  • 16. Path of Man Timelines The Hebrew Kings Book 1 Page 15 The Kingdom of Israel Jeroboam rules the Kingdom of Israel in Samaria. o Total Years of Rule A number of kings begin to rule during their fathers’ reigns. The first year of the king’s rule is considered year 1. For example: Jeroboam II’s first year is in 792 BC, and his last year is in 752 BC, a total rule of 41 years. His reign as king begins in 781 BC, after the death of his father. o Synchronisms The first year of a king’s reign is given in relation to a corresponding king’s total ruling period. For example: Zechariah begins his reign in 752 BC, the 38th year of Azariah’s rule, not his reign.
  • 17. Part IV. The Four Kingdoms
  • 18. Path of Man Timelines The Four Kingdoms Book 1 Page 17 Babylon, the First Kingdom o Campaign Against Jerusalem In 605 BC, in the third year of Jehoiakim king of Judah (Daniel 1:1) and the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar besieges Jerusalem. The prophet Daniel, among others, is taken to serve in the Babylonian king’s palace. While in Babylon, Daniel (guided by the angel Gabriel) interprets a number of dreams concerning future kingdoms, including:  Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of the Statue  Daniel’s Dream of the Four Beasts  Daniel’s Vision of the Ram and the Goat A beast represents a world empire, and a horn represents the ruler of a state. In 589 BC, in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah (2 Kings 25:1), the Babylonians return and besiege Jerusalem. In 587 BC, in the eleventh year of Zedekiah (2 Kings 25:2) and the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar (2 Kings 25:8), Jerusalem is conquered and the First Temple is destroyed. o Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of the Statue “You are that head of gold.” (Daniel 2:38) Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar that his Babylon is the first kingdom. o Daniel’s Dream of the Four Beasts “The first was like a lion.” (Daniel 7:4) Babylon is the first kingdom, which reigns in the Promised Land from 587 BC to 539 BC.
  • 19. Path of Man Timelines The Four Kingdoms Book 1 Page 18 Medo-Persia, the Second Kingdom o Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of the Statue “After you, another kingdom will rise, inferior to yours.” (Daniel 2:39) In 539 BC, the Medo-Persian king Cyrus the Great defeats Babylon. o Daniel’s Dream of the Four Beasts “There before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear.” (Daniel 7:5) o Daniel’s Vision of the Ram and the Goat “The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.” (Daniel 8:20) Medo-Persia is the second kingdom, which reigns in the Promised Land from 539 BC to 332 BC.
  • 20. Path of Man Timelines The Four Kingdoms Book 1 Page 19 Greece, the Third Kingdom o Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of the Statue “Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth.” (Daniel 2:39) In 332 BC, the Greek king Alexander the Great conquers Medo-Persia. o Daniel’s Dream of the Four Beasts “There before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. … This beast had four heads.” (Daniel 7:6) o Daniel’s Vision of the Ram and the Goat “The shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes is the first king. The four horns that replaced the one that was broken off represent four kingdoms that will emerge from his nation but will not have the same power.” (Daniel 8:21) After the sudden death of Alexander the Great, the Greek Empire splits into four kingdoms:  the Seleucid Empire (Seleucid dynasty)  the Kingdom of Macedon (Antigonid dynasty)  the Kingdom of Pergamon (Attalid dynasty)  the Ptolemaic Kingdom (Ptolemaic dynasty) Greece is the third kingdom, which reigns in the Promised Land from 332 BC to 63 BC.
  • 21. Path of Man Timelines The Four Kingdoms Book 1 Page 20 Rome, the Fourth Kingdom o Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of the Statue “Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron. … This will be a divided kingdom. … The people will be a mixture and will not remain united.” (Daniel 2:40) Around 330 AD, the Roman Empire splits into two legs: East and West. Later on, each of the legs splits into five toes; a total of ten states emerge from the Roman Empire. o Daniel’s Dream of the Four Beasts “There before me was a fourth beast. … It had large iron teeth. … It had ten horns.” (Daniel 7:7) “The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will … devour the whole earth.” (Daniel 7:23) o Daniel’s Vision of the Ram and the Goat Another horn, which started small … grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. … It set itself up to be as great as the Prince of the host; it took away the daily sacrifice from him. (Daniel 8:9) Rome emerges to conquer the Kingdom of Macedon. It grows to the south and to the east and conquers the Promised Land. Rome becomes the fourth beast and the seed of the final world empire that stands against Christ. Rome is the fourth kingdom, which reigns in the Promised Land from 63 BC to 637 AD.
  • 22. Part V. The Beast
  • 23. Path of Man Timelines The Beast Book 1 Page 22 The Seven Heads o Unification He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns. … The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. (Revelation 13:1) The beast is a unification of all former kingdoms, including Greece (the leopard), Medo-Persia (the bear), and Babylon (the lion). It is a true world-wide empire. o Seven Kingdoms “[The seven heads are] seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while. The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king.” (Revelation 17:10) From the time the Jews establish their home in the Promised Land to the time of the end, they are oppressed by seven world empires, all of which compose the Union of the Beast. In 637 AD, the Rashidun Caliphate expels the Eastern Roman Empire from Jerusalem.
  • 24. Path of Man Timelines The Beast Book 1 Page 23 o New Rome One of the heads of the beast seemed to have a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. (Revelation 13:3) The Roman Empire is reorganized into a number of nations and expelled from the Promised Land, so it appears to suffer a fatal blow. Its authority is restored as New Rome in 2026 AD. o Union of the Beast The beast was given a mouth to … exercise his authority for 42 months. (Revelation 13:5) In 2030 AD, the authority of all of New Rome is transferred to the false prophet. The Union of the Beast reigns in the Promised Land until the return of Christ.
  • 25. Path of Man Timelines The Beast Book 1 Page 24 The Ten Horns o The Fourth Beast of Daniel’s Dream “The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will … speak against the Most High and oppress his saints … for a year, two years, and half a year.” (Daniel 7:24) "His power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom.” (Daniel 7:26) o The Seventh Head of John’s Revelation “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who … have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.” (Revelation 17:12) “They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them.” (Revelation 17:13) o The Ten States Ten states come out of the Roman Empire. They remain the components for New Rome. In 2030 AD, the rulers of these ten states surrender their authority to the Union of the Beast.
  • 26. Path of Man Timelines The Beast Book 1 Page 25 Mystery Babylon “This title was written on her forehead: MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT. THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. … I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns.” (Revelation 17:5) o The City of Seven Hills “The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits.” (Revelation 17:9) Rome is “the city of seven hills.” o The Ruling City “The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 17:18) At the time of John’s Revelation, Rome rules the Roman Empire. During the end times, Rome rules the New Roman Empire and the Union of the Beast. o The Betrayal “The beast and the ten horns will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin … and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose.” (Revelation 17:16) In 2033 AD, the Union of the Beast betrays Rome and sets the city on fire.
  • 27. Part VI. The Seventy ‘Sevens’
  • 28. Path of Man Timelines The Seventy ‘Sevens’ Book 1 Page 27 Sixty-Nine ‘Sevens’ o Gabriel Teaches Daniel “Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.” (Daniel 9:24) A ‘seven’ is seven years. A prophetic year is 360 days. One ‘seven’ is 2,520 days. o The First Sixty-Nine ‘Sevens’ “Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing.” (Daniel 9:25) On March 5, 444 BC, the Medo-Persian king Artaxerxes issues the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 2:1-20) Seven ‘sevens’ is 17,640 days. Sixty-two ‘sevens’ is 156,240 days. The first sixty-nine ‘sevens’ are consecutive. Then, the Messiah is cut off, and the remaining ‘seven’ is reserved for the end times.
  • 29. Path of Man Timelines The Seventy ‘Sevens’ Book 1 Page 28 The Final ‘Seven’ o Until the End The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple, he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. (Daniel 9:26) One ‘seven’ is 2,520 days. The middle of the ‘seven’ is 1,260 days from the start. o Equivalencies A prophetic month is 30 days. A prophetic year is 12 months, or 360 days. A ‘seven’ is seven years, or 84 months, or 2,520 days. Half of a ‘seven’ is equivalent to:  42 months  1,260 days  “a year, two years, and half a year” These phrases are used throughout biblical prophecy of the end times.
  • 30. Part VII. The End Times
  • 31. Path of Man Timelines The End Times Book 1 Page 30 Signs of the End o Jesus Teaches His Disciples “When you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel … then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world. … If anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. … Immediately after the distress of those days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light.’ … They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky.” (Matthew 24:15) “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people … knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them away.” (Matthew 24:37) o The Falling Away There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud … lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. (2 Timothy 3:1) For two-thousand years following the crucifixion of Jesus, mankind falls further and further from God. Many people and nations compete for the title of most righteous, a title that belongs to Him. Seeking pride instead of humbleness, many forsake the set times and the Law. o The Law “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37)
  • 32. Path of Man Timelines The End Times Book 1 Page 31 o Yom Kippur The Day of Atonement is the holiest day of the year. God seals each person’s fate in the Book of Life. On October 3, 2033, Yom Kippur brings the return of Christ at Mount Zion. Mankind faces its final opportunity for repentance, and God’s seven bowls of wrath are prepared. o Sukkot The Feast of Tabernacles commemorates the forty years of wandering which followed the Exodus. Following the years of hardship, the Jews were rewarded with the Promised Land. On October 8, 2033, Sukkot marks the harvest of the earth, after which the seven bowls of wrath are poured out onto the earth. Following the final days of the tribulation, the faithful are rewarded. o Hanukkah The Feast of Dedication celebrates the liberation and rededication of the Second Temple. On December 17, 2033, Hanukkah ushers in the millennial kingdom. The Third Temple is liberated from the beast and rededicated for the thousand-year reign of Christ. o Final Holidays
  • 33. Path of Man Timelines The End Times Book 1 Page 32 The Fulfillment o Daniel’s Old Testament Vision 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 year, two years, and half a year. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed. … From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.” (Daniel 12:7) o John’s New Testament Revelation After the sounding of the first six trumpets, John mirrors the words of Daniel. The angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. And he swore by him who lives forever. … “There will be no more delay. But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants and prophets.” (Revelation 10:5) o The Seven Seals I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. (Revelation 5:1) Before the final seven years begin, Christ opens the first four of the seven seals. The four horsemen - Conquest, War, Famine, and Death - are readied.
  • 34. Path of Man Timelines The End Times Book 1 Page 33 The major signs and events of the end times are described by a number of Hebrew prophets throughout the Old Testament. John’s revelation describes the fulfillment of these prophecies. o Testimony of Elijah John’s revelation, 11:2 The prophet Malachi, 4:4 o Sun, Moon, Stars Darken John’s revelation, 8:12 The prophet Isaiah, 13:10 The prophet Joel, 2:31 The prophet Zechariah, 14:6 o The Locusts John’s revelation, 9:1 The prophet Joel, 2:1 o The False Prophet John’s revelation, 13:11 The prophet Isaiah, 14:13 The prophet Zechariah, 11:16 o Abomination of Desolation John’s revelation, 13:14 The prophet Daniel, 9:27 The prophet Daniel, 12:11 o Harvest of the Earth John’s revelation, 14:14 The prophet Isaiah, 63:3 The prophet Joel, 3:13 o Battle of Armageddon John’s revelation, 19:19 The prophet Isaiah, 13:4 The prophet Daniel, 9:26 The prophet Daniel, 11:40 The prophet Joel, 3:2 The prophet Zechariah, 14:2 o Resurrection of Faithful John’s revelation, 20:4 The prophet Isaiah, 26:19 The prophet Ezekiel, 37:9 The prophet Malachi, 4:2 o New Heaven and New Earth John’s revelation, 21:1 The prophet Isaiah, 25:8 The prophet Isaiah, 65:17 The prophet Joel, 3:17 The prophet Amos, 9:11
  • 35. Path of Man Timelines The End Times Book 1 Page 34 The Final Seven Years
  • 36. Path of Man Timelines The End Times Book 1 Page 35 Testimony of the Witnesses o The Two Witnesses “[The Gentiles] will trample on the holy city for 42 months. And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” (Revelation 11:2) o The Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Seals o Servants Prepared on Earth and in Heaven o The Seven Trumpets “Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!” (Revelation 8:13)
  • 37. Path of Man Timelines The End Times Book 1 Page 36 Reign of the Beast o The Seventh Trumpet The seventh angel sounded his trumpet. … God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. (Revelation 11:15) o Christ Born Again and Taken to Heaven Her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days … where she would be taken care of for a year, two years, and half a year. (Revelation 12:5) o The Beast and the False Prophet The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for 42 months. (Revelation 13:5) o The Two Witnesses Killed and Raised
  • 38. Path of Man Timelines The End Times Book 1 Page 37 Wrath of the Lord o Return of Christ There before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. (Revelation 14:1) o Final Warning “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come.”… “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.” … “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury.” (Revelation 14:7) o Harvest of the Earth o The Seven Bowls
  • 39. Path of Man Timelines The End Times Book 1 Page 38 o Fall of Babylon Huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds each fell upon men. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible. (Revelation 16:21) “The beast and the ten horns … bring her to ruin … and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose.” (Revelation 17:16) “The kings of the earth … will weep and mourn. … The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn. … All who travel by ship … will stand far off. When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’” (Revelation 18:9) o Armageddon The dragon, the beast and the false prophet … go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. … They gathered the kings together to the place that is called Armageddon. (Revelation 16:13) I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. … His name is the Word of God. … Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. (Revelation 19:11) The beast was captured, and with him the false prophet. … The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse. (Revelation 19:20)
  • 40. Path of Man Timelines The End Times Book 1 Page 39 The Millennial Kingdom o Satan Locked Up He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. (Revelation 20:2) o Resurrection of Faithful They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4) o Satan Released and Destroyed When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations. … But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur. (Revelation 20:7) o Final Judgment The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:13)
  • 41. Path of Man Timelines The End Times Book 1 Page 40 The New Jerusalem o New Heaven and New Earth I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem. … “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:1) o It Is Done “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.” (Revelation 21:6) o The Light of God The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:2) “Obey everything I have commanded you. I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)
  • 42. Appendix Timelines Part I. In the Beginning I have heard many of us dismiss very valid scientific theories or entire religions based on our own self-assured knowledge. We should always keep in mind that we know nothing. Don’t hesitate to question, but be slow to dismiss. Seek the answer, using reason and faith. We exist in a nature limited by space and time. The nature of the being which placed these limits on our own universe is inconceivable for our physical brains, which are limited to our nature. Using our five senses, we observe our own physical universe and discover patterns. A science is a study of perceived links in these patterns, links we theorize using our God-given ability to reason. Science has allowed us to estimate the age of the universe and the age of Earthly species; Homo sapiens emerged around half a million years ago. As humans began developing the first civilizations around 6,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, God created Adam. Adam was the first prophet, the first man enlightened by the grace of God and refined by His wrath. The creation of Adam was the birth of modern mankind, truth-seeking but sinful. I do not know if there were other enlightened species before us, on this planet or any other. Part II. Renewing the Earth James Ussher (1581 - 1656), an Anglican archbishop, dated the creation of Adam at 4004 BC, allowing for 4,000 years between that event and the birth of Jesus in 4 BC. I have dated the birth of Adam at 3968 BC, allowing for 4,000 years between that event and the crucifixion of Jesus in 33 AD. Ussher’s chronology suggests the 6,000 years of God’s work would have ended in 1997 AD. The discrepancy is due to only two errors in Ussher’s chronology: (i) he dated the completion of Solomon’s Temple at 1004 BC, and (ii) he did not consider the 38 weeks, or 0.7 years, from the date of a child’s conception to the date of birth. It is now generally accepted that Solomon’s Temple was completed around 958 BC. Adjusting for this correction, Ussher’s date for the birth of Adam is 3958 BC. This is still off by 10 years due to the confusion surrounding the scriptures’ use of the word beget. The Random House dictionary defines beget: (especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring). The scriptures reference the conception, not the birth, of the child. Adjusting for this 0.7-year correction in 16 instances, Ussher’s date for the birth of Adam is 3969 BC.
  • 43. Appendix Timelines Part III. The Hebrew Kings Edwin R. Thiele (1895 - 1986) constructed a chronology of the Hebrew Kings in his book The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings. His work is the foundation for nearly all work on this topic, and his date for the break-up of the United Monarchy in 931/0 BC is widely accepted. However, his chronology conflicts with a few synchronisms in the scriptures: (i) Hezekiah’s reign in Judah began in the 3rd year of Hoshea king of Israel, and (ii) Hoshea’s reign in Israel began in the 20th year of Jotham king of Judah and the 12th year of Ahaz king of Judah. Thiele attributes the discrepancies to scriptural errors and suggests that the Hebrew record-keepers confused a few of the numbers. It is possible that our modern bibles have acquired errors, since the text has been translated. Still, Path of Man is founded on the presumption of initial scriptural inerrancy. The scriptures were recorded by saints with the guidance of God, and every number has significance. Therefore, I believed it was necessary to construct a chronology of the Hebrew Kings in harmony with all synchronisms in the scriptures. Part IV. The Four Kingdoms The four world kingdoms in Daniel 2, described as parts of a statue, are the same four kingdoms in Daniel 7, described as animal-like beasts. Daniel 8 identifies two: Medo-Persia and Greece. Different theories have been proposed to identify all four kingdoms. The theory supported in Path of Man (Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome) is generally accepted; it’s been supported by a number of well-known theologians: Barnabas (c. 150), Hippolytus (c. 230), Saint Jerome (c. 420), Saint Augustine (c. 430), Martin Luther (1522), John Davenport (1653), Isaac Newton (1727), and Jonathan Edwards (1739), to name a few. Jesus, in Matthew 24:15, told us to look for the abomination of desolation spoken of through Daniel as a sign of the end times. Therefore, we can be sure that the desolation described in Daniel 8:13, Daniel 9:27, and Daniel 12:11 is the same desolation described in Revelation 13:14. Daniel prophesied that the fourth kingdom, the Roman Empire, will establish the abomination of desolation and lead mankind’s final stand against Christ, after which God will establish his eternal kingdom on earth. Therefore, the end-time kingdom, as described in John’s Revelation, will probably be lead by Rome, until Mystery Babylon itself is betrayed by the beast (Revelation 17:16) and destroyed by God’s wrath (Revelation 18:1).
  • 44. Appendix Timelines Part V. The Beast The seven heads of the Revelation beast are not directly identified. However, John’s description of the beast as part-leopard, part-bear, and part-lion points us to Daniel 7, so it seems reasonable that the four kingdoms constitute four of the seven heads. Since five heads were fallen, two heads must have come before the four kingdoms (the Roman Empire was the ruling kingdom at the time, so it was not one of the fallen). The fourth kingdom is the one that will make the final stand against Christ, so the healed head is probably a revived Roman Empire, powered by its ten distinct nations (the ten horns) and led by Rome, “the city of seven hills.” Part VI. The Seventy ‘Sevens’ Many people use a day-year theory to suggest that 1,260 prophetic days represent 1,260 years; I don’t agree. The abomination of desolation occurs 1,260 days into the Revelation timeline, followed by 1,260 days for the reign of the beast. According to Daniel, the desolation occurs in the middle of the final ‘seven,’ so we know the 2,520 days constitute the entire final ‘seven.’ If the final ‘seven’ represents 2,520 years, the seventy ‘sevens’ represent 176,400 years; this doesn’t fit with the 7,000-year theory. The scriptures offer us three phrases all referring to the same duration of time: 1,260 days, 42 months, and “a year, two years, and half a year.” All three of these phrases represent a period of 3½ years that constitute half of the final ‘seven,’ the final 2,520 days before the return of Christ. Each one of the seventy ‘sevens’ is a period consisting of 2,520 actual days. Part VII. The End Times All dates throughout this work were guesses and could be off by any number of years. We have been told that the day and hour is unknown. His return will come like a thief in the night, and His wrath will come like a flood. However, we should never cease in our search for truth, nor should we abandon our struggle for righteousness, even as we today slip, stumble, and fall. Remember: not one of us reading this is able to open the seven seals. We should strive, therefore, in every circumstance, to humble ourselves. The path to virtue is well-established; it has been so from the beginning of time.