The Bridegroom is Delayed


Blessed is He Who Waits and Comes to the 1335 Days
Mat 25:5 But While the Bridegroom was Delayed they All Slumbered and Slept

Something occurred to me. Was it the Holy Spirit, and if so did I hear the Holy Spirit correctly? … I don’t know.

Every since I came to the conclusion that Obama had to be the Antichrist (based on a vision given to my mother in 1972; as well as many other empirical data points), I have struggled with the math behind Daniels 70 weeks.  In fact admittedly, I still have some loose ends to mop up.  In regard to this prediction I’ve been monitoring the posts on Five Doves for years and quite frankly have agreed with many if not most.  But when the Great Tribulation didn’t start in April of 2012; and again with the amended timeline didn’t start in March of 2013, I had to place the math of Daniel’s 70 weeks on the back burner.  I could not explain why the basic math was not adding up.

And never mind the amazing work done by brother Dewey on Daniel’s Timeline web sites!  Praise God truly outstanding.

What if … what IF … they were all correct except for one timeline variable?

What if the mysterious verse in Daniel 12:12 is the “missing link” to unlocking the timeline of Daniel’s 70 Weeks and fitting it into the proposed 2016 timeline?   What if Obama has already “made a covenant with many” and the timeline did in fact begin around about 2009 (Possibly with his first inaugural speech on Jan 20, 2009, or the Peace Prize speech of Oct 9, 2009)?

What if the 1335 days is the “DELAY” Jesus warns the “Bride” about in Matthew 25:5

Matt 25:5
But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

For example then:

October 9, 2009 Obama gets Nobel Peace Prize

+ (1260 Days) = March 22, 2013 (Obama and Pope “Peitro” Francis (Last Pope) in Israel)

March 22, 2013 + (1335 days “delay”) = Nov 16, 2016 (Start of Great Tribulation)

Now everything potentially fits a possible 2016 timeline.


Why This Scenario is Important

To the awaiting Bride of Jesus Christ, His return for her is unspeakably important and an utter obsession.  She will give up her life for Him without thinking twice.  Nothing is more important to her;  not friends, not family, nothing on this earth.  The Bride is so hungry for this “midnight shout” that she unabashedly hungers and clings to every possibility.  She listens to every prophecy, dream and vision in hopes of gleaning just one more clue as to when He may come for her.  She can FEEL it’s near and it’s is a part of her every inner thought.  She will NEVER give up.

Over the last several years a vast number of wonderful saints have written articles, letters, and even some books, on a possible 2016 timeline.    For example here below is a graphic used by Tom Horn in both his books “Apollyon Rising 2012” and “Zenith 2016”.

2016 graphic

Tom Horn does an exceptional job presenting a wide array of well researched disparate indicators all powerfully pointing to the year 2016 as a HUGE prophetic timeline marker.  When a person understands the end-times prophetic events, there is only one major turning point.  It is referred to as “Jacob’s Trouble” or “The Great Tribulation”.

Author’s Note:  Some believe that “Jacob’s Trouble” refers to the “tribulation period” of the last seven years.  However the Bible never mentions a tribulation period.  It only refers to Daniels 70th week, arguably a contiguous 7 year period; however I suggest it is not entirely contiguous.


Why are Masonic and Occult Timeline Markers Potentially Important?

While there is no question our Father God loves to humiliate the enemy (see 2 pre-wrathKings 18:20-40; the Priests of Baal), those of us who  embrace the “Pre-WRATH” rapture of the Bride timeline realize something rather fascinating.  A pre-wrath rapture suggests that it happens immediately prior to the start of the Great Tribulation.

Since the Great Tribulation is the time when Lucifer and his fallen-angelic minions are cast down to the earth to wreak havoc on mankind, it makes wonderful sense that the occult forces of darkness would also have timeline markers pointing to 2016.

If you are interested in discovering many more of these 2016 markers, I do indeed recommend getting a copy of Zenith 2016.


The Blood Moon Tetrad Phenomenon

Another exciting indicator pointing ominously to the year 2016 is the unusual occurrences of four “blood moons” which ALL align precisely to one of our Heavenly Father’s “High Holy Days” (from Leviticus 23).

blood moons

(Click Image to Listen to Fox News Discuss Blood Moons)

As Tom Horn explains in his book “Zenith 2016”:

Prophetically speaking, we are talking about the equivalent of six grand-slam homeruns in a row—a mathematical improbability that stands out against the randomness of natural cycles and strongly suggests a miraculous sign or “omen” of intelligent design is coming. Of significance to this book is how these “grand slams” are set to unfold between the years 2012–2016, specifically 2014 and 2015.

Even the NASA sponsored “Science Cast: A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses” presentation marks these events a highly noteworthy and points out that not a single Blood hornMoon Tetrad occured from 1600 – 1900 at all.

And reportedly the last 2 times a Blood Moon Tetrad occurred at the SAME TIME as a “High Holy Day” was in 1948 (the establishment of the State of Israel) and 1967 (the Israel Six Day War).  Both events were exceedingly noteworthy and powerfully suggest supernatural (if not miraculous) prophetic markers of distinction.

It is most remarkable that these events occur, perhaps as ominous prophetic warning shots, just prior to 2016.


 Prophetic & Empirical Timeline Markers

In addition to all the occult timeline markers, there are a number of other noteworthy markers both prophetic and empirical.   The number of empirical signs across the world are staggering and beyond a comprehensive listing on my part.  However most “awake” people who are obediently “watching” for the return of Jesus (for His Bride, NOT the “second coming”) know we are on the precipice of what appears to be World War III.  I argue that World War III is actually the simultaneous unfolding of the following prophetic events:

It is my belief, that most of theology erroneously separates these events in such a manner that they must somehow occur autonomously.  I maintain they happen in one huge world wide war event.   Naturally this event would be preceded by a global orchestrated financial collapse which is clearly the Third Seal (Behold a Black Horse, Rev. 6:6 “A quart of wheat for a denarius”).

The whole world of alternative AND mainstream media sources has been clamoring about the possibility of BOTH these things happening in our near future.  AND so have God’s people through various sources.


Russian Kremlin Pastor Says Orchestrated Financial Collapse will Precede Planned Nuclear Attack on US

For example, here below is an audio clip of David Herzog speaking with Paul Keith Davis on an April 13th, 2013 Webinar that was unfortunately later removed by the Davis ministry.

Here brother Herzog testifies that he met with a Russian pastor who works at the Kremlin.  Reportedly Herzog was told “they”  are planning an orchestrated financial collapse of the United States (and other nations) AND “they” intend to set off a nuclear attack on the west coast of the US as well.  He also mentions that he has confirmed Russian and Chinese troops are working inside the US borders at the invitation of the US government.

kremlin pastor herzog



The TD Hale Dream Locks these Events to 2016

Moreover we have the prophetic dream given to pastor TD Hale in December of 2011 showing the nuclear destruction of the United States WHILE Obama is in the TD HaleOffice of the President.   Here is a LINK to the dreams in text format.   Hale not only saw the destruction of the US (burnt from end to end, totally destroyed) but he also saw the aftermath with people hiding from the FEMA police and soldiers.  He also saw the FEMA prison camps in operation and saw the “trains” (FEMA Trains) at those facilities used to transport the victims to their fate.

Here is the audio clip from the TruNews Show.


Please Note:  It is crucially important to note, with the exception of the Obama Presidency timeline,  the TD Hale dream matches the testimony of many other Godly sources including:

  • AA Alan’s Vision from 1954
  • Dimitru Duduman’s Visitation from 1983
  • Henry Gruver’s Vision from the late 80’s

There are others as well.  To listen to these testimonies you can go to this page HERE.

Apocalyptic Signs – Prophecies and Predictions



American Holocaust Coming

And even more confirmations are available here from the testimony of Pamela Schuffert of American Holocaust Coming.




Introduction to the Holocaust Coming to America



Martyrdom of American Citizens



Trains, Guillotines and Shackles



A Plan to Microchip the Population by 2017?

UK 2017: under surveillance

Neil Mackay

Saturday 6 October 2007

 IT is a chilling, dystopian account of what Britain will look like 10 years from now: a world in which Fortress Britain uses fleets of tiny spy-planes to watch its citizens, of Minority Report-style pre-emptive justice, of an underclass trapped in sink-estate ghettos under constant state surveillance, of worker drones forced to take on the lifestyle and values of the mega-corporation they work for, and of the super-rich hiding out in gated communities constantly monitored by cameras and private security guards.


This Orwellian vision of the future was compiled on the orders of the UK’s information commissioner – the independent watchdog meant to guard against government and private companies invading the privacy of British citizens and exploiting the masses of information currently held on each and every one of us – by the Surveillance Studies Network, a group of academics.


The Vision of the 12 Presidents
(The 12 Houses)

Then we have this fascinating “Vision of the 12 Presidents“.  This vision is similar to the Prophecy of the Last Pope in that it seems to count down to the last president of the United States.  What is most interesting is that this vision was given to C. Alan Martin in 1971 and many of the presidents had not entered office as yet.  Later in 1997 the vision information was updated to include up to President Clinton.  The last two presidents were left marked “unknown”.  We know now that Obama would have been the 12th and FINAL president.  THIS is the excerpt from the vision on the 12th President.

House 12 – President ???

This is the last house that I saw in this vision of the night. After this house was a dirt path that led toward a collection of boulders arranged in a semi circle which reminded me of a place where a trial was held and judgment rendered. In another dream which took place during the millennial age, I was standing among these rocks looking at the ruins of a world rocked by the tribulation. In the ruins of these Boulders I found a witch doll. I knew immediately that one of the reasons that the USA was judged was because she had gone after the occult and witchcraft.

Across from the path after house #12 was a new row of houses stretching off into the distance. These I believe are the rulers of the land that Jesus will set up during the millennium. In the vision of the night (after I saw the star fall to the earth), I heard a voice say “Look to the east”. I began to turn and fully expected to see Jesus coming in the clouds. As I turned I saw the clouds part and I saw the blood moon and the dark sun. Both of these are symbolic of judgment being levied on a nation and the fall of a nation. I continued turning to the east and saw the ancient army approaching from the east through the yards of all the houses of the presidents. It was then that I ran down to join this army in the yard of the house of Nixon.

This was 1971, the year I was saved. Immediately the scene changed and I was in the middle of a city in gray ruins. I saw a man emerge from what I perceived to be a “temple fortress” who was dressed in a diplomatic suit and carrying a briefcase. A voice said “He claims to be God, but is of the devil“. Then the dream ended.

Hold onto your hats, because the next dozen or so years are going to be a roller coaster ride!!! (-C. Alan Martin – 1997).


Note:  This MUST be president Obama.  Note the “blood moon” and “dark sun” which are exceedingly reminiscent of the Sixth Seal.


Rev 6:12-17
I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”





The following graphic depicts the Seals from Revelation 6 from the Third Seal forward.  The reason I do not bother with the First and Second Seal is because they describe the “Conqueror” and “Conflict on the Earth” which are already in full swing for anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear.




Same Revelation 6 Timeline but More Detail

(Please Note: At this time, this is a worst case scenario timeline estimation.  The Bride “could” leave earlier than this depicts so BE READY always)



Most Critical Prophecies

Go HERE to view some of the most critical prophecies, dreams & visions that align to this timeline.

More Prophecies and Predictions

Then click HERE to listen to even more prophecies and visions confirming these events in detail.


An Open Letter Discussing this 1335 Delay Possibility

I wrote the following email to a regular listener of the radio show describing the possibility of Matthew 25:5 being “literal” instead of metaphorical.  I believe the Bridegroom is in fact delayed at this time and that the Bible did give us that delay period.  What I do not want to do is lock down the timeline to a presupposed set of precise days starting with any one particular Obama speech.  I will allow the reader’s sanctified imagination to fill in those blanks.

The Letter:

This below is theory, just like all interpretations of Daniel’s 70 weeks.  No one has the facts but our Father in Heaven.

Those of us who are currently embracing the 2016 timeline possibility (subject to change if God wills), believe that Obama is the final Antichrist (e.g. the “host body” which Lucifer will incarnate).

Daniels 70th week is a total of 7 years.  It is broken into 2 halves of 3.5 years each (1260 days).

Daniel 9:27 speaks to the timeline “markers”.

Dan 9:27

Then he [the AC or Obama] shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; [he will make a speech to the world that give many promises to all the nations theoretically]

Note: This MARKS the beginning of the last 7 years of Daniel’s 70th (prophetic) week.

But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.

[Note: the end to the “sacrifice” or “zebach ST2077” could actually be the rapture because it means “slaughter” and might refer to the persecution of the saints (Christians)]; here the pronoun “He” is implied but not explicit.

Note: This MARKS the beginning of the LAST 3.5 years or the Great Tribulation

And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”


 [Note: This unintelligible collection of words to me is an unacceptable attempt at the more likely interpretation which could easily be (using your Strongs: “On the wing of a flying army of especially detestable things, will be that which devastates and stupefies” (e.g. an “alien invasion” perhaps)]


[Note: This would indicate that a mass “alien invasion” (e.g. 2 Thess 2:11; “strong delusion”) could be the “kickoff event” for the beginning of the “Great Tribulation”.   This may be alongside many other terrible events such as the “Day of the Lord” and include the creatures from “a far country” and “the far ends of the Heavens” mentioned in Isaiah 13 and Joel 2.]

So the theoretical breakdown of the timeline includes these possibilities:

1) Obama made a covenant with many (e.g. Nobel Peace Prize speech, or possibly his Inaugural speech)

2) [This Date]  + 1260 Days takes us to the “Middle of the Week“; If the Peace Prize date is used the Middle of the Week was March 22, 2013.

But why has the Rapture and Great Tribulation not started yet?

3) Matthew 25:5 “the bridegroom was delayed”

Matt 25:5

But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.


Note: This is hardly an implication.  This explicitly suggests that there will in fact be a delay.  A delay in what?  A delay to the start of the Great Tribulation.  A delay to the rapture of the Bride (The Wise Virgins of Matt 25).

4) Add One Thousand Three Hundred and Thirty Five Days to March 22, 2013

Dan 12:12

Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.


Inline image 1

Note: Here you see in Daniel 12:12 a statement that has baffled theologians perpetually.  No one knows what it means.  I submit this is the period of the “bridegroom’s delay”.  Note that the word “waits” (chakah ST 2442) means to “adhere to” and “await”; as in waiting for the bridegroom to come)

5) This suggests that the Great Tribulation will start potentially in mid 2016 (e.g. sudden destruction, nuclear annihilation of the USA, alien invasion (evil angels) of Isaiah 13, Joel 2, the Day of the Lord, etc.).
Note: If this is the case, based upon a “pre-wrath” rapture estimation, FIRST the Third Seal (e.g. global financial collapse, and Fourth Seal (e.g. the beginning / consummation of World War III) and the Sixth Seal (comets, global earthquakes, sun turns black (three days of darkness), HARVEST (e.g. latter rain), all happen PRIOR and then…..
The Rapture
and then ….
The Great Tribulation


This would also explain the coincidences of the “Blood Moons / High Holy Days” throughout 2015 as we grow closer to this ominous date.

I hope this is helpful.

I know the math is fuzzy but the logic I believe is reasonable

God bless you


Summary in Jesus Name

Regardless of your timeline beliefs, the only thing that matters is that you are practicing righteousness and holiness through a close relationship with Jesus at this time.  Take no chances.

1 John 3:7-8
7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 8 He who sins is of the devil;

Now is the time to repent of your sins DAILY.  No one is guaranteed to make the rapture.  Jesus warns us …

Luke 21:36
Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

And whatever you do, please do not sit idly by worrying about these things.  CLAIM your victory in Jesus, seek his face in prayer and repentance all day every day and TRUST in your Father in Heaven.  Warn other people.  We are all in this together.









Author: John Baptist
Researcher. Writer. Engineer. Born Again "Spirit Filled" Christian. If you want to get to know me, just email me. All Tribulation-Now email list members are friends in Jesus.

25 thoughts on “The Bridegroom is Delayed

  1. This is profound! I knew there was a reason why The Lord keeps taking me back to Matthew 25 ! And I mean like every other day! Like he wants me to get more out of it !
    I just keep hearing be ready be ready! He may be delayed but I want to be ready everyday !!!

  2. I believe It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. _ PRov 25:2

    So you are right to study and establish a position for yourself and express it to others. I am not sure if I’m pre-wrath , pre-trib or post trib. But I do agree with you that regardless of our position is we are righteous we will be accepted.

    Gen 4: 7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

    Thank you for the interesting work that you do for the Lord.

    God bless you and Kenneth and Cathy and all the chickens!

    Please put me on your mailing list too 🙂


  3. Have been listening to your blogtalk radio shows for a long time.
    Please add me to your mailing/email list!

    1. God bless you brother. I added you to my personal Gmail list as well. Praise Jesus for you. WE are all in this together. Glory to God.

  4. John,
    Enjoyed your article, and It does seem correct that Matt 25:5 is stating that there is truly a delay. Although I am looking for the return of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and it disheartens me of His delay. But I understand why, with my heart being changed to be like Jeremiah, no more like Jesus, I find myself weeping of the lost who refuse to accept God’s gift and see that judgment is at the door. The Bridegroom delays to allow one more to come. Allows us more time to fill our lamps and have our garments clean for His coming of His bride.

    I read a question the other day, “Why is the blood moon going to be visible mostly for the US not Israel? ” The statement in the article by C Allen Martin ” I saw the blood moon and the dark sun. Both of these are symbolic of judgment being levied on a nation and the fall of a nation.” This helps to certify to me that the US is indeed Babylon the Great and judgement is to be levied on her.

    Thank you for your ministry and I am truly blessed by it.

    I would like to hear a lesson from you on the differences of the relationships we can have with the Holy Spirit,
    1. The Holy Spirit being among us.(accepting or denying It “blasphemy”) 2. The Holy Spirit in us. (being born again) 3. The Holy Spirit empowering us (being filled).

    1. If you join us during a future Radio Show we will do about “The Sarah Menet” vision, you will see, that this is very likely and unfortunately very true. We all have to buckle up for a rough ride until the rapture. God bless you.

  5. All good info here and worth pondering. What a horrifying day it will be when America sees itself destroyed by nuclear weapons and nationwide starvation and desolation. Esp horrifying as, like my young adult kids, most Americans don’t believe it could ever happen.

    John, I do have a question I’ve been hoping you would write some more on and that is the whole 3 days of darkness thing which we all thought was being verified by at least a handful of prophets and would likely happen by november last year but of course never happened at all! Why? Do you think each person influenced themselves. Bon’s blog closed and so never addresses it and Julie with Behold I Come blog never ever addresses it anymore, like those words were never said with such impending certainty. SO, again, were they totally off or if God perhaps delayed it all why do they no longer get any visions or words about it anymore? Or was one off and corrupted all the others? At least, you’d think, these saints would owe some kind of explanation after so so many months of never ending words about the 3 days of darkness!

    1. Why some people feel they are being given times for events I guess we will never know. However NOW we do know exactly when the “Three days of darkness” occur. That is Revelation 6:12-14 where the sun turns black. It is also Isaiah 60 :1-3. So now we know it will not happen until after the financial collapse (third seal) and world war 3 (fourth seal). So all we have to do now is stay really close to Jesus and watch & pray.

    2. Vjm – I too have watched this darkness prophecy since last year. Although Julie hasn’t written more about this any more, she does reply emails and you can write her to the email that is on her blog site if you have questions. I’ve actually asked her about the 3 days darkness recently and she says that although she did think it would happen by the end of last year she is still convinced that it will happen, we just cannot known when yet. And that she and other 2 persons she knows have been given a specific message to be published on the very day when the event should happen. I cannot tell if these prophecies are true; since there is no given date yet we can’t surely know until it happens (or until a false date is given and it doesn’t happen).

      1. The “three days of darkness” is a shadow event of the Exodus 12 (Passover) and it will happen when the “sun turns black as sackcloth of hair” during the Sixth Seal (Rev. 6:12). It is the ONLY time in the Revelation timeline an event of THIS significance (darkness) is mentioned and you can believe that is the time. Also it aligns with Isaiah 60:1-3 when the glory light comes upon the saints for the Harvest. Its all in the Bible if you know where to look. God bless you.

  6. Hello, could you please add my email address to your mailing list? Thank you! I was interested to hear your response as well to the three days of darkness as I had been following both of those blogs.

  7. John,

    With all the available information the strongest case is the time line that ends in 2016 any other timeline does not have as many confirming pointers. I strongly believe it is correct but I have no direct revelation so cannot say it is correct.

    Remember Jesus said it would be like the days of Noah – which means people are having ‘good times’ and then the sudden destruction – they are not expecting it. So it creeps up on us. Remember when Jesus came the first time it was not as people were expecting so as March 22/13 came and went does not mean the timeline is off it means
    what we were expecting was perhaps not accurate.

  8. one more thing

    did you know in the months leading up to Obama’s first election in 08 the McCain campaign had a radio station in D.C called 570 McCain (570 khz) so the Obama campaign countered with a radio station in D.C called 1260 Obama (1260 khz)

  9. “because we are all filthy rags before God.”

    This goes in utter contrast to the idea that we were made in the image of God. “Filthy rags”? Only Satan and his followers would want us to believe that.

    1. Please read your Bible brother Tim

      Isa 64:6
      But we are all like an unclean thing,
      And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;
      We all fade as a leaf,
      And our iniquities, like the wind,
      Have taken us away.

      Only the BLOOD OF JESUS can wash us clean.

  10. Hi John Baptist! Just wanted to say that I enjoy your material and radio show. I listen to you everyday at work. It is apparent that you have such a passion and fervor for what you do. It’s encouraging. God Bless You!

    1. Right BUT the rapture happens 3.5 YEARS prior to “the second coming. The only ones who will see Jesus at the rapture are the righteous and holy saints and that does not include 90% of those who believe they are Christians. God bless you

  11. I think you are doing a wonderful work for the lord, but we are all called to be a watchman on the wall lets not concentrate so much on the rapture whenever it happens and it will but instead lets go about our fathers bisiness waking people up telling them Gods Holy words say we must repent of our sins daily walk in Holiness Rightiousness forgiveness to all and love for one another getting people ready for the Kingdom and our coming King we must stop bickering and trying to prove we are right over someone else it dpesnt matter if you walk in his ways daily you will be obedient to the precious Holy Spirit and he will be pleased.We need to have a heart for all souls and pray for them so they will not perish .If you dont speak with tonques pray for. It ask for it we need it now more than ever you would be amazed at what God can do when we pray in spirit and in truth . May we all walk in the faith of the lord .Come Lord jesus. Maranatha.

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