Studying the Revelation 12 Sign…

By Daniel Valles, Posted to Editor's Blog: 12/08/2014

With all of the prophetic events going on in the world, those of us who have been watching the Fall Feasts and the Revelation 12 sign have scratched our heads when seeing how they all fit together. It appears that they do, and that the Rev 12 sign is the one that is slated to occur on Sept. 23, 2017. In our past studies on the shortening of the Tribulation, we have seen how the “midst” of the Tribulation is quite a bit broader than just a singular day. This new research article brings together various parts of our recent studies to help us understand how they relate, and where we are on the prophetic timeline. A printable reference sheet is also available! Click here to read the article: Revelation 12 Sign Countdown Research!

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