For two millennia, countless individuals have attempted to unlock biblical prophesy in order to determine the timing of the greatest event ever expected to occur - the return of Jesus Christ.
However, just over the last few decades, there has been an incredible influx of predictions based upon wars, celestial events, an uptick in natural disasters, earthquakes, disease, etc. Unfortunately, many people have set dates and failed. Consequently, this has resulted in a great deal of skepticism and mockery from those who don’t believe, just as Jesus foretold would happen. This itself is an indicator that we are living in “the last days” where biblical prophesy is unfolding in our current day.
There are generally two schools of thought that the Christian community subscribes to regarding the return of Jesus Christ. 1) That no man knows the day or the hour. 2) That we can know the timing of his return based upon a careful examination of biblical prophesy.
Here at Wheel of Ages, we believe that both are true.
Jesus himself said in reference to the day of the Lord, "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour" Matthew 25:13. We certainly will not debate these words for we believe that every word spoken by Jesus was absolutely true. However, later the apostle Paul tells the christians at Thessalonica that the day of the Lord would not surprise them like a thief in the night because they were children of light and of the day. This implies that we can know the timing, just not the exact day or the exact hour. The scriptures revealed prophetically when Jesus would come the first time. Is it unreasonable to think that he would give us clues for his second coming as well?
This has led us to look intently into the scriptures to find the indicators of his coming and the reason is simply this, that we long for our blessed hope when we will see Jesus face to face. Jesus himself spoke of the indicators of "birth pains," but it is unknown if our current day events are those precursors to his return. So, we looked deeper. Soon into our study, we discovered a very important key verse. Isaiah 46:10 which says, “...I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying,'My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose...” This was a game changer and caused us to take a different approach to understanding God’s timing for the end. Our new approach was to go back to the beginning where he first declared the end. We went back to the beginning, the book of Genesis.
In Genesis we discover that God worked for 6 days and then rested on the 7th day. This structure has continued with man all the way from the beginning of time until now. Within this structure, God created specific things on specific days that were also prophetic types of actual events that would occur in the future. But how?
Before we move forward, it is important for us to understand a key aspect of how God views time. In 2 Peter 3:8, Peter says, “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” We interpret this to mean that 1 day and 1000 years are synonymous in God’s sight. If we apply this information to creation week, then we can surmise that each day of creation may have endured for 1000 years in the same way that each 1000 years of mankind’s history can be viewed by God as just 1 day. If this is true, then there must be some fulfillment in each millennium of history for the prophetic type given in each day of creation week. To our astonishment, we find exactly that!
"God's Work Week"
"Man's Work Week"
By understanding this structure of how time has unfolded, first with the prophetic type, then its subsequent historical fulfillment, we can now see God’s plan of redemption plainly laid out before us. In order to view this in more detail, we have created an interactive circular timeline, which we call the Wheel of Ages.
This site is dedicated to portraying this model of the prophetic types of creation week and their respective fulfillments throughout history in order that we might better understand God’s plan. We hope this will help us obtain a greater understanding of all prophesies given in the Bible. Please note that our intention is not to set dates for Jesus' return, rather it is to show how soon this event and other future events are likely to occur based upon our observations of biblical and historical events through a prophetic framework.