ChristChurch Quake – Analyzed

By Daniel Matson

The Christchurch Earthquake

On September 4, 2010, 4:35 am local time, there was a 7.0 earthquake at Christchurch, New Zealand.

With its proximity to the Feast of Trumpets and the coincidental name of Christchurch, many saw this as a warning of the few short days that remain until the possible Rapture of the Church.

Those who favor a September 11th time (first naked eye viewing of the crescent moon) point out that this quake occurred at seven days before September 11th–a possible seven day warning like Noah. However, there may be more to what has been proposed so far…

Yesterday morning while reading a post found at the RITA website, a gamma-ray burst (GRB 990123) was mentioned that occurred in the constellation of Bootes on January 23, 1999.

Bootes means “He comes” referring to the coming of Christ. The poster, Calvin, did a day count and found that from this GRB in 1999 until the day of the Christchurch quake was 4,242 days.

The number 42 is said to correspond to the Second coming of Jesus. This was fascinating and prompted another thought on a similar line.

On March 19, 2008 there was another gamma-ray burst in Bootes. Here is a description from Wikipedia:

GRB 080319B was a remarkable gamma-ray burst (GRB) detected by the Swift satellite at 06:12 UTC on March 19, 2008. The burst set a new record for the farthest object that could be seen with the naked eye, it had a peak apparent magnitude of 5.8 and remained visible to human eyes for approximately 30 seconds. The magnitude was brighter than 9.0 for some 60 seconds.

Initially this was noted in the book to have occurred 430 days after Comet McNaught had crossed the Earth’s orbital plane on January 14, 2007. It was also noted that the Feast of Trumpets 2007 occurred 430 days after the start of the 2006 Hezbollah-Israeli War on July 12, 2006.

But it was also 430 days from the Feast of Trumpets 2006 to the Annapolis Conference on November 27, 2007–the 60th anniversary and the same Hebrew day as in 1947 when the Israeli Partition Plan was passed by the UN.

And yet there was even another set of 430 days from the Comet Holmes explosion until the start of Operation Cast Lead on December 27, 2008. So that is a lot of 430 day periods. But there was more…

As had been noted previously, Operation Cast Lead started exactly 900 days from the start of the Hezbollah-Israeli War.

This is interesting since from the gamma-ray burst of March 19, 2008 it is also 900 days until the Christchurch Earthquake. Therefore, it would seem apparent that this earthquake in such an aptly named place at such a time as this is a major indicator.

Comet McNaught 2007 <– 430 days –> Bootes GRB 2008 <– 900 days –> Christchurch Quake

But while writing Signs of the End another peculiarity was noted in that from Comet McNaught’s crossing until the Feast of Trumpets 2010 it was 1,335 days (similar to the number in Daniel and also the time frame of the First Advent of Christ).

The above calculation of 430 and 900 days equals 1,330 days with five more until the Feast of Trumpets. Therefore, there is the following day count:

Comet McNaught 2007 <– 430 days –> Bootes GRB 2008 <– 900 days –> Christchurch Quake <– 5 days –> Trumpets
1335 days

For those who need refreshing, Comet McNaught crossed the orbital plane 120 lunar months after Comet Hale-Bopp did the same.

JPL calculations also calculated the orbital period of Hale-Bopp at 4,465 years, which if subtracted from AD 1997, yields 2469 BC and 120 years before the Flood when Hale-Bopp was last seen! So Comet McNaught was an important indicator and bridge.

But is the warning of the quake at five or seven days until the possible Rapture of the Church?

According to the custom of the Jews, the anniversary of Creation is placed on Elul 25 (day one) with the sixth day corresponding to Tishri 1 and the Creation of Mankind–the Feast of Trumpets.

The Christchurch earthquake occurred on Elul 25 and Day One corresponding to the Creation Week. That would yield 5 more days until a September 9th Trumpets and Day Six and it would also allow for the previous count of 1,335 days. A September 11th Rapture would lose those figures.

The 7.0 earthquake then in Christchurch would then in itself seem to represent the Seven Churches and the beginning of the Creative Week with respect to the position of the moon on Elul 25. Then accordingly it is on schedule with the observed calendar placing Trumpets on Thursday on the sixth respective day.

Elul 25 – Saturday – September 4 – Day 1
Elul 26 – Sunday – September 5 – Day 2
Elul 27 – Monday – September 6 – Day 3
Elul 28 – Tuesday – September 7 – Day 4
Elul 29 – Wednesday – September 8 – Day 5
Tishri 1 – Thursday – September 9 – Day 6

The Rapture of the Church on Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets, and the New Man Creation/Bride is the appropriate day. It is the Day of the Awakening Blast of the Last Trump.

It is the Day of Resurrection. It is the Day of Coronation. It is the Day of Shouting. It is the Day of the Open Door. It is the day to be ready and make sure that one’s name is written in the Book of Life by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Savior of the World.

In an aside note, Thursday is also interesting since it has been long known as Thor’s or Jupiter’s Day. Jupiter represents the planet of the Messiah.

This is fitting since Christ was crucified, ascended, and looks to now receive His Bride on Thursday. And incidentally the Feast of Trumpets 2017 is also on a Thursday making the Day of Atonement fall on the Sabbath.

In any regard, now is the time to watch and remain faithful until that Day.

It was also brought to my attention that New York City is 9,110 miles from Christchurch and that was verified. But then again, if the Rapture does occur on 9/9, 9/11 could be another very disastrous day indeed that eclipses the first.


September 6, 2010 · Sister C · 5 Comments
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5 Responses

  1. Jarrod Schrunk - September 6, 2010

    Date setting is not a smart thing. Think of all the people that have made predictions over the years and it doesn’t end up happening. That brings less and less credibility to Christians. The main error is not studying the Scriptures in their Hebrewic forms. The Jewish people in Biblical times had a different way of keeping track of days. The calendar we keep now was adapted through the Roman Empire. The Jewish new year actually falls in April/May. A Thursday crucifixion is also false teaching. What it all boils down to is what Jesus told his disciples- no body knows the day or the hour. Proof texting the Scriptures is a dangerous thing to do. We do NOT know when the Rapture could happen we are just to be prepared- the Rapture could happen tomorrow or it could be 50 years from now- be very careful when you start putting dates with events that are not for us to know

  2. admin - September 7, 2010

    Hmm. In case you missed it, this is a pre-tribulation rapture blog where dates are considered mile-markers on the journey and are watched with great anticipation.

    We pay attention when particular dates are pointed out. We study them, dissect them and watch them. One day, we’ll get it right. : )

    The date that “no man knows” refers to Rosh Hashanah.

    “Rosh HaShanah is called Yom HaKeseh, or the Day of the Hiding, because it was hidden from satan (Ha satan), the adversary. The Bible says that satan comes to rob and to steal (John [Yochanan] 10:10, and to confuse (1 Corinthians 14:33). Because it is the Day of Judgment, it is symbolically hidden from satan (satan did not know and understand the plan of the cross [tree], First Corinthians 2:7-. This was hidden from him as well. Believers never said when the day of Rosh HaShanah was; they simply said, “Of that day and hour no one knows, only the Father.”

    The problem with the “50 years from now” is that it puts the rapture beyond the generation statement made in the bible.

    I understand that date watching isn’t for everyone. If our date setting and watching bothers you, all you have to do is click on the x in the corner.

  3. Jay - September 7, 2010

    It should also be noted that not knowing the day or the hour does not mean we can’t know the season or the nearness.

    There are many reasons why the day and hour was not pre-dicted in the Scriptures and mostly it was for our benefit. Yet believers trying to discern its nearness is a good thing not a bad thing. We are exhorted to watch and to discern the times – to be awake and not sleep as others do.

    It is also possible through observing other events and their proximity to one another or to prophetic events foretold in Scripture as happening in the end times, to narrow down the likely possibilities for when the rapture will occur.

    There has not before and likely never will again be a more prime time for it than the 2010-2011 timeframe, given the rebirth of Israel as a nation and all the prophetic events that hinge on that, specifically occurring within a generation of that event. And when you line up those events, and then determine that the gathering of the church unto Jesus must occur before God’s judgment begins, it really narrows down the possible timeframes for the rapture to occur.

  4. Cathy - September 7, 2010

    Thank you, thank you for your response to Jarrod.

    I am so weary of all the scoffers!


  5. admin - September 13, 2010

    While I agree that Christ is returning for his bride, I don’t understand what you’re saying about the Torah. Nor do I care to enter a debate.

    We are not under the law – Christ abolished that when he died for us.

    I don’t get where you’re saying that the “number of the bride is the 144,000” either. The 144,000 are a separate issue entirely.

    We aren’t here to argue doctrine – we’re here watching the signs and the potential dates of the rapture. If we weren’t eager for the Lord’s return, we wouldn’t be watching.

    Telling watchers to get ready to meet the Lord is ‘preaching to the choir.’ Watchers are trying to walk their best and repent when they fall. They’re very aware that the Lord could easily return ANY MOMENT.