The overview and timeline for the Armageddon Clock:
The Armageddon Clock, unlike the Doomsday Clock, moves ever forward. Each tick of its second hand --the nation Israel, and the issues and events of Bible Prophecy-- brings the world nearer the starting point of what will be man's most horrific war. The Armageddon Clock marks Antichrist's confirming the false peace covenant described in Daniel 9:27. The signing of that covenant will initiate the Tribulation era (Daniel's Seventieth Week. That great conflict will culminate with the Second coming of Jesus Christ back to Planet Earth. The on-going timeline of issues and events leading to that moment are:
1800s: 30 minutes to midnight
Although Jews have been returning to the land of promise a few at a time
since their last scattering, it wasn't until the 1800s that they started
going home in significant numbers. Jews were in the majority in the area
by 1880. Large portions of land were purchased, bringing about more and
more rural Jewish communities. As the Zionist movement gained backing,
plans were made to return on a widening scale.
1914: 25 minutes to midnight
The Jewish population reached 85,000 by the time World War I began in
1914. This compared to only 5,000 populating the land early in the
1917: 20 minutes to midnight
British Foreign Secretary Arthur J. Balfour issued on behalf of England,
the Balfour Declaration on November 17, 1917. The Balfour declaration
indicated approval of the Jewish goal of bringing about a Jewish state
1939: 17 minutes to midnight
Adolf Hitler and the Nazis carried out persecution against all Jews
within Hitler's sphere of influence. While Hitler, along with the Arab
enemies of the Jews in Palestine turned up the heat of persecution
against the Jewish race, the British, the controlling authority in
Palestine, developed a White Paper, severely restricting Jewish
1940-1945: 15 minutes to midnight
Adolf Hitler's Germany perpetrated genocide upon the Jewish race, during
which more than 6 million Jews were murdered in the holocaust.
1947: 12 minutes to midnight
Dead Sea Scrolls found at Qumran, validating much of Old Testament
writings. Jewish leadership plan a return to Zion (Jerusalem) for
purpose of establishing a nation.
1948: 8 minutes to midnight
Israel reborn as a nation on May 14, 1948. Jews back in their Promise
Land, just as prophesied for the last days by all Bible prophets.
1952: 7 minutes to midnight
In November, the United States tests its first hydrogen bomb on Elugelap
island. The bast was equal to 10.4 megatons, 700 times the power of
1957: 6 minutes to midnight
The Treaties establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the
European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) are signed by the Six
(Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands) in Rome as of
today they will be referred to as the "Treaties of Rome".
1967: 5 minutes to midnight
On June 5 the six-day war begins: Israel destroys the Arab air forces;
captures land three times the area of itself; and most importantly, the
Jewish people win the right to free control the city of Jerusalem for
the first time in over 2000 years.
1999: 4 minutes to midnight
In January of 1999 eleven European Union countries begin using the euro
as their common currency.
2002: 3 minutes to midnight
European leaders hammered out an agreement to bring 10 new countries
into the European Union. Most of the new members will be former Soviet
eastern block states.
2004: 3 minutes to midnight
Years of rapid growth in the Chinese economy has caused the eastern
giant to become a major competitor for the earth's scarce resources.
China's growing dependence on oil
will cause its interests to focus more on the Middle East.
2005: 3 minutes to midnight
The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active Atlantic hurricane
season in recorded history. Records were set in the most number of storms - 28, the most reaching hurricane strength - 15, and the most reached Category 5 strength - 4. Hurricane Katrina was the most destructive, and hurricane Wilma was the most intense hurricane ever observed in the Atlantic basin.