Today, a closer look at the Bible would seem to reveal that the timeline of history is not governed by political events and kingdoms. Instead, it revolves solely around God’s plan of salvation for the CHURCH; and the church we know was typified by National Israel. For this, I believe, it would not be surprising to see the spiritual meaning of numbers also revealed in the timeline, making the calendar ONE with the gospel. The Bible holds a great deal of time information and I don’t see how God would have put it there without a purpose. Since it's God’s WORD it is therefore accurate, reliable and very important. When we say, for example, Christ is revealed; Isn’t Christ the WORD? Wouldn’t the unsealing of the Bible be to reveal TRUTH. And since Christ is also the TRUTH (Joh 14:6) it seems HE would also be revealed in the gospel timeline.
However, if we understand today that the church era has come to an end, then the calendar ALSO would have ceased to carry any substance even though the number patterns continue all the way to 2011. The gospel is ONE message. Once Christ was revealed, ALL prophecies that were set for an appointed time were fulfilled. This would have to have been at the end of the acceptable year of the Lord (Isa 61:2) in a Jubilee (Le 25:10) on the feast of tabernacles (Joh 7:37). In our desire to learn all about God’s salvation program, I don’t think one should ever hesitate to look into the calendar provided that it's understood in the light of the whole Bible.
Now because we can’t separate the calendar from doctrine, this should explain why 2011 prophecies of a literal return would not work. This is why I believe we see one camp, in the post-church community, literalizing end-time prophecies to try and get them to fit the calendar. At the same time, another camp seems to understand the spiritual revelation of Christ but reject the calendar altogether or any attempt to incorporate time information into the gospel. But Lord willing, considering both aspects should reveal more truth into the nature of the gospel.
AN APPOINTED TIME FOR THE END OF THE CHURCH AGE:
Hab 2:3 For the vision <02377> is yet for an appointed time <04150>, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Da 10:14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall THY PEOPLE in the latter days: for yet the vision <02377> is for many days.
Pr 29:18 Where there is no vision <02377>, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Eze 13:16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions <02377> of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.
Ec 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Da 11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed <04150>.
Da 11:27 And both these kings’ hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed <04150>.
Ho 2:9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season <04150> thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.
Ho 12:9 And I that am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast <04150>.
Ps 102:13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time <04150>, is come.
Le 23:44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts <04150> of the LORD.
Ge 21:2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time <04140> of which God had spoken to him.
La 1:4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts <04150>: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.
Jer 8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times <04150>; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but MY PEOPLE know not the judgment of the LORD.
Zec 14:19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
De 32:8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
Ac 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
Ga 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.