The Millennial Day Theory and Jesus Christ's Return

Thesis: Based on simple mathematical calculations, it is possible that the Great Tribulation could start within the next few years and that Jesus Christ could return very soon afterwards.

To estimate the year of Jesus Christ's return, all we have to do is add 2000 years to the year of His death and resurrection (which cannot be determined exactly). Possible calculations are:

25 AD + 2000 = 2025 AD
30 AD + 2000 = 2030 AD
33 AD + 2000 = 2033 AD

Then, to calculate the year of the beginning of the Great Tribulation, we can just subtract the number of years of that.

This thesis is nothing new. Jewish scholars taught a 1000-year Shabbat after 6000 years, and early Messianic (aka Christian) leaders taught it in more detail. Some people call it the Millennial Day Theory. What is significant is that we may be very close to the end of the first six millenia. This article is not setting dates, but if the theory is true, then we can expect the Great Tribulation to start soon.

Millenial Day Theory

The Millennial Day Theory

The Millennial Day Theory was originally a Jewish idea. Although most Jews do not recognize Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah, their oral teachings taught the concept. Eventually, Jewish scholars systematically recorded their oral teachings in writing. Here are some quotes from the Babylonian Talmud which may have formed a basis for the Millennial Day Theory:

Rav Ketina says: Six thousand years is the duration of the world, and it is in ruins for one thousand years. The duration of the period during which the world is in ruins is derived from a verse, as it is stated: "And the Lord alone shall be exalted on that day" (Isaiah 2:11), and the day of God lasts one thousand years. Abaye says: It is in ruins for two thousand years, as it is stated: "After two days He will revive us; in the third day He will revive us, and we shall live in His presence" (Hosea 6:2). - Sanhedrin 97a, The William Davidson Talmud
It is taught in a baraita in accordance with the opinion of Rav Ketina: Just as the Sabbatical Year abrogates debts once in seven years, so too, the world abrogates its typical existence for one thousand years in every seven thousand years, as it is stated: "And the Lord alone shall be exalted on that day," and it states: "A psalm, a song for the Shabbat day" (Psalms 92:1), meaning a day, i.e., one thousand years, that is entirely Shabbat. And it says in explanation of the equation between one day and one thousand years: "For a thousand years in Your eyes are but like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night" (Psalms 90:4). - Sanhedrin 97a, The William Davidson Talmud

When Messianic communities (aka churches) developed, believing that Yeshua (Jesus) is the promised Messiah, they continued to use the Jewish Scripture (aka the Old Testament) for doctrinal authority. (And we should too!) Yeshua merely consummated it (Romans 10:4) and taught it in all its fulness (Matthew 5:17,18). (And under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the New Testament writers recorded it and further clarified it for the benefit of all peoples.) In fact, the majority of Messianic (aka Christian) leaders at the beginning were Jews, so they relied on the traditional thinking of Jewish scribes as long as it didn't contradict the teachings of Jesus. Then, the Spirit of God gave them further insight. For example, the Apostle Peter wrote,

2 Peter 3:8 - But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

The Millennial Day Theory is a very simple summary of world history, dividing it into seven 1000-year periods based on Biblical genealogies. It was taught by taught by some early Church leaders, like Papias and Tertullian, and it is based on the idea of Shabbat (sabbath) - a day of rest. Just as God rested from creation on the 7th day (Genesis 2:2,3), all people should rest one day per week. Also, after six millenia, the earth will rest, as Jesus Christ rules for 1000 years.

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. - Revelation 20:1-3

The Seven Millennial Days

  • Day 1 included creation, the fall of man, and Adam living 930 years

  • Day 2 included Enoch being translated, the Nephilim, wickedness increasing, the global flood, the Tower of Babel and the confusion of languages.
  • Day 3 included Abraham's life, Israel in Egypt, the Exodus; the Mosaic Law given and the nation of Israel established, entering the promised land and the life of King Saul.
  • Day 4 included Israel in the promised land, King David, King Solomon, the 1st Temple established and destroyed, Daniel in Babylon, Major and Minor prophets written.

    [Jesus Christ's 3.5-year ministry, His crucifixion and His resurrection were either part of Day 4 or Day 5. This is an unknown factor.]

  • Day 5 included the establishment of His Church and the spread of the Gospel in the Mideast and Europe and some other places.
  • Day 6 included the crusades, Black Death, Jews expelled from Spain, Columbus setting foot on Amura Ka (the Land of the Flying Serpent, aka America), the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Scientific Revolution, the rise of secret societies, the spread of the Gospel all over the world, the Industrial Revolution, World Wars 1 and 2, the Rise and Fall of the British Empire, Rise and Fall of the New Atlantis (American Empire), the rise of the New World Order, the regathering of Israel, the Information Age, the rise of Transhumanism, the rise of rebellion and lawlessness, the establishment of the Beast system. It will also include the Great Tribulation.

  • Day 7 (Shabbat) will include peace for 1000 years, Satan being loosed at the end, the war of Gog and Magog and the 2nd Resurrection.

The Dating of the Creation of Adam and Eve

There are different views of when God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them:

Dating of Creation

Note that the further back we go in history, the less certain dates are, especially dates prior to the flood.

Jewish answer: Based on Jewish calendar (this year is 5780), we are about 220 years away from the 7th thousand years from human creation, but most Jews are not saved and don't have Holy Spirit to guide them.

The Reese Chronological Bible, which is based on the Klassen dating scheme, dates the sixth day of creation in 3975 BC. This is primarily based on the genealogies given in Scripture. This means that the end of the 6000-year period could end around 2025. If Klassen was off by a few years, then it could be a bit later.

The Dating of the Ministry of Jesus Christ

The Reese Chronological Bible states that the ministry of Jesus Christ was most likely from 25 to 29 AD. (Most Bible scholars would agree on this timing +/- a few years.) 2000 years from 25 AD would be 2025. According to other dating systems, it could be around 2030 or 3033.

In order for the Klassen dating system to confirm the Millennial Day Theory, the ministry of Jesus Christ would have had to have been during the 5th Day, starting in 2025. In Matthew 11:11, Jesus Christ said, "Verily I say unto you, among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he." These words provide some support for the idea that Jesus Christ's ministry was part of the the 5th Day.

If Jesus Christ's ministry was at the end of the 4th Day, then we can simply add 2000 years to the date of His death and resurrection. The fact that the temple veil was torn when He died (Matthew 27:51) could indicate that His ministry was at the end of the 4th Day.

The Great Tribulation

Based on Daniel 7:25, 12:7 and Revelation 11:2,3,6,14 and 13:5 (six occurrences) ,the generally-accepted length of the Great Tribulation is 3.5 years, 42 months or 1260 days.

Furthermore, using Daniel 9:24-27 as a reference, we can see that Jesus Christ confirmed the Old Testament covenant and stopped the sacrifice in the middle of Daniel's 70th week, which is a 7-year period.

Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. - Daniel 9:24-27

Many people believe that Daniel 9:27 is talking about the Antichrist, so this would mean that the final 7-year period has not yet started. However, other people believe that Daniel 9:27 is talking about Jesus Christ and that He confirmed the Old Covenant and in the midst of the 70th week He caused the sacrifice and the oblation to cease. This view gives credit to the power of Jesus Christ to "overspread" or defeat abominations all around the world, since His message spread over the last two millennia.

The overspreading of abominations is different from the abomination that causes desolation (Daniel 11:31, 12:11, Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14 do not include the word "overspreading." Thus, we need not group Daniel 9:27 with these other verses. Daniel 9:24-27 is most likely all about Jesus Christ.) Thus, it seems that we are now in a period between two 3.5-year times of purification that together make up the 70th "week" (a 7-year period) of Daniel.

If the Great Tribulation period is 3.5 years, then we can calculate the approximate year of it's beginning by adding 2000 to the year that Jesus Christ died and rose again and then subtracting 3.5 years.

Other Signs that the Tribulation is Coming Soon

Is there anything that would lead us to believe that current events are leading to global disaster in the years prior to 2025? Yes. Many. Here are a few:

First, the global derivatives bubble has been ready to pop.

Second, the rebellion and chaos stirred up by agents provocateurs in cities all over the world is likely to be the great rebellion / falling away described in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

Third, transhumanism is growing in acceptance and governments and biotech companies are working hard to implement it ASAP.

Fourth, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing drastic changes in how governments control their populations, which is also forcing people to become more addicted to the Internet and surveillance technology.

Fifth, COVID-19 vaccines are being introduced that actually do change people's RNA or DNA, which is transhumanism.

Sixth, has forecast huge population changes, especially in the US by the year 2025 due to the unsustainable Ponzi scheme of the Petrodollar paradigm.

Deagel 2025 Forecast

  • US population in 2025: 99,553,100 (down 70%)
  • US GDP in 2025: USD2,445,124,000,000 (down 87%)
  • US Military expenditures in 2025: USD32,061,000,000 (down 95%)
  • US power purchase parity in 2025: USD16,374 (down 72%)

"The conclusion was that the US GDP was something between $5 to $10 trillion instead of $15 trillion as officially reported by the USG. We assume that the official data, especially economic, released by governments is fake, cooked or distorted in some degree"

"The key element to understand the process that the USA will enter in the upcoming decade is migration. In the past, specially in the 20th century, the key factor that allowed the USA to rise to its colossus status was immigration with the benefits of a demographic expansion supporting the credit expansion and the brain drain from the rest of the world benefiting the States. The collapse of the Western financial system will wipe out the standard of living of its population while ending ponzi schemes such as the stock exchange and the pension funds. The population will be hit so badly by a full array of bubbles and ponzi schemes that the migration engine will start to work in reverse accelerating itself due to ripple effects thus leading to the demise of the States. This unseen situation for the States will develop itself in a cascade pattern with unprecedented and devastating effects for the economy. Jobs offshoring will surely end with many American Corporations relocating overseas thus becoming foreign Corporations!!!!"

"When pensioners see their retirement disappear in front of their eyes and there are no servicing jobs you can imagine what is going to happen next. At least younger people can migrate. Never in human history were so many elders among the population. In past centuries people were lucky to get to their 30s or 40s. The American downfall is set to be far worse than the Soviet Union's one. A confluence of crisis with a devastating result."

Deagle 2025 Forecast

See also 10 Signs that Jesus Christ is Coming Back Soon


In conclusion, we should all be prepared for accelerating rates of chaos, rebellion, lawlessness, fearful events, global government and a control grid to support the global government. The Tribulation may not start in 2022, and Jesus Christ may not return in 2026, but if the Millennial Day Theory is correct, these events could start soon.

For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them. - Ecclesiastes 9:12

Note: do not be expecting a pre-tribulation rapture, or else you may be horribly disappointed if your timing is off. See Rapture Insurance

Questions for Reflection

  1. 2 Tim 3:16 says that all Scripture is useful or profitable, so how is the thought of Jesus return profitable or useful to you?
  2. What is your hope? Are you hoping to enjoy a "normal" life for many years to come? What if we'll never see the old "normal" life again?
  3. Does it matter to you at all if the Tribulation will start in a few years? How should it affect your priorities?
  4. Are there any things that you would like to do in the short term in case you won't get a chance to do to them a few years later?
  5. Are there any people whom you would like to reach out to in the short term in case you won't get a chance to do to them a few years later?
  6. What are the practical benefits of believing that Christians must go through the Tribulation?
  7. What are some practical ideas to prepare spiritually for the Tribulation?