When will Jesus return?

Now and again I feel the need to repeat something that I have always maintained. Later in this post, I  quote from my earliest writing, published on the internet about 25 years ago. I had no idea of the wonderful things yet to be revealed when it was written.

The following preface to “The Writing on the Wall” (written in the late 1990s) was written before the bulk of my study into biblical numbers.

Rembrandt-Belshazzar. I used this image to illustrate my book. I was unaware at the time that several years later God would interpret the letters in this very image in the light of Christ’s First and Second Coming and use the same mathematical foundation of 1260 + 1260 days

The Purpose of “Warning Signs”

A lifelong study into Biblical numbers and mysteries has enabled the foretelling of when “warning signs” occur. However, warning signs point to the future like a shadow points to the substance that casts the shadow.

A more accurate analogy is a fractal. It is not that a warning sign is unreal or simply a shadow. They are literally part of a bigger picture. As such these ‘signs’ or ‘judgments’ directly connect to the Second Coming in some way and therefore teach us about the Second Coming, but the end has not yet come. They are like birth pangs before a baby is born that increase in frequency and intensity — but they are not the baby!

From the beginning, I have maintained that no one knows when the actual coming of Christ is. Only one thing is certain, His Second Coming will be mathematical astounding upon reflection after the fact, and it will follow the same rules that foretold the warning signs.

Most things can be predicted in advance (with God’s guidance). However, some things, such as when He will return, are kept secret.

The purpose of warning signs on earth below or in the stars above is to remind us of His coming and to warn the wicked.

God wants us to know that in an age of chaos, Jesus has everything under control.

Christ sits on the throne and holds the keys of death and hell!

Not men.

Not devils.

Below is copied from the preface to the “Writing on the Wall“.

As you read the below preface, please observe the stated purpose of numbers and timelines in the Bible.

Bible Prophecy Numbers
The Writing on the Wall

Jesus the Messiah
Revealed Numerically in the Bible


“This is the interpretation of the thing:
MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and brought it to an end.” Daniel 5:25-26

(Bible Prophecy Numbers:
  Intro., Chapters OneTwoThree)

(Part A)


On the night mighty Babylon fell to the Persians, this writing appeared on the palace wall: “MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN”, written with the finger of God, (Daniel 5:25). The king of Babylon was having a huge drunken party. They felt safe and secure surrounded by the cities massive walls. But suddenly the hand of God came writing on the wall. Revelry became fear. The wicked king and his astrologers were baffled. They could neither read nor interpret the writing!

Then the terrified king called for Daniel the prophet. By the light of a candlestick, Daniel both decoded and interpreted the writing. It foretold the immediate end of Babylon and her king. And so it came to pass. On that same night, the king of Babylon was slain by her Persian conquers; a new era was born.

The writing on the palace wall is comparable to the greatest writing of all, the Bible. For like the writing on the wall, some things in the Bible are mysterious and hard to understand apart from God’s help. Only by the light of the candlestick (that is, by the Spirit of God) can a man understand its mysteries.

Most mysteries in the Bible have already been unveiled by the apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ (Mk. 4:11; Rom. 16:25; 1Cor. 2:7; Eph. 1:9; 3:3-9; Col. 1:26-2:2; Revelation 1:20). All further illumination of the Scriptures must therefore conform to and be built upon this finished apostolic foundation (Eph. 2:20), otherwise it is error.

There is one mystery expressly said to be “sealed until the time of the end,” (Daniel 12:4, 9-12).

“Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end…None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand. From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1335 days” (Daniel 12:9-11).

In this online book, “The Writing on the Wall,” the decoding of these and other puzzling bible prophecy numbers is detailed.{1} However, their full interpretation and actual fulfillment await a future day.

This final fulfillment awaits a future day because there are three stages to the detailing of this great mystery (i.e., of Daniel 12). These three stages are again occurring in the same order which they did when Daniel interpreted the writing on the wall at the fall of Babylon.

First, there is the decoding of the writing itself; (i.e., understanding the function of Bible prophecy numbers).

Secondly, there is the interpretation of that which is decoded, (i.e., the Scriptural interpretation of these numbers).

Thirdly, there is the fulfillment(i.e., the culminated fulfillment of all things).{2}

By God’s grace, this book unravels the first stage of this mystery, the decoding of the numbers in the bible, with the date of the fall of Babylon, (and hence, “the writing on the wall”) its dominant theme.

Furthermore, the second stage has already begun upon completion of this first stage. The understanding of the numbers is giving fresh new insight into all of the scriptures, especially the writings of the prophets.


{1} A gradual increase of light has come concerning the numbers ever since they were first given to the prophets long ago. The difference now is in the sudden detailing of these same numbers (Daniel 12:4).

{2} The revelation of this “time-of-the-end” mystery comes in advance of its full and final fulfillment, otherwise, how can they be prepared if the knowledge of it has not been shed abroad in advance? Nevertheless, the full and final application of this revelation awaits those specific people who will live “at the time of the end.” For the climax of all things occurs “at the time of the end,” in sweeping culmination of all that went before it. (See Daniel 7:3-7 with Revelation 13:1-2).


Bible Prophecy Numbers

Introduction, Part B

Purpose and Scope

To ch. 1a

Back to intro. A

The PURPOSE of writing this book is not to entertain the careless, nor for predicting the future. Bible prophecy numbers are primarily meant to demonstrate that Jesus Christ is the one and only messiah. And, secondarily, prophecy numbers are God’s response to the age-old martyrs’ cry of “How long?” ‘How long shall my trial last?’ (Revelation 6:9-11).{1}

By super-abundantly exalting the SCOPE and magnitude of these numeric patterns, the Spirit has deliberately placed them far out of the reach of honest men who might otherwise innocently attempt to predict the future with them. For honest men must conclude that “His paths are past finding out,” (Rom.11:33).

It is important that you read the chapters in sequence since there is a building of one brick upon another with increasing glory. For when properly understood, bible prophecy numbers reveal the dimensions of “both the goodness and severity of God,” (Rom. 11:22). Its “breadth, and length, and depth, and height,” (Eph. 3:18).

To Chapter One


{1} Just as the timing and nature of the first coming of Christ were misunderstood by the people of that day (John 7), so it shall be again before His Second Coming, to the likely bewilderment of that future end-time people. For this cause, enlightenment is given at this time––so as to supply that future end-time-tribulation-people with a thorough understanding of the many complex time-frames possible, destined to emerge at that time, so that they may have faith and hope to endure it. By recognizing the various time periods and patterns in history, this future end-time people will be better equipped to correctly (but never perfectly) apply that knowledge to their own unfolding trial.

To Chapter One

Chapter 2e: “390, 430, 1150, 1260, 1290, and 1335 Days and Years of our Chart”

Joseph seven-year famine chart

“Bible Prophecy Numbers”








2 thoughts on “When will Jesus return?”

  1. Before his ascension and after his resurrection :Christ leaves 4 messages and here are three: stay awake, have courage and leave your peace HW: find the fourth. PS: the yellowman is near Lough Neagh…he now needs horses…see St Malachy on endtimes

  2. Best Regards and fervent prayers for Kathy and you.
    Thank you so much Dean Coombs.
    I Rebuke Satan off of your family forever in the strong powerful dominant unfailing unchanging faithful name of JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR.


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