November 30, 2020

The IM Saturday Brunch Edition: September 23, 2017 — Planet X Edition


”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.”

Today’s the day!

Wow, it seems like only yesterday that today was the day — Remember THIS?

But, no, really, I’m not kidding this time. Today’s the day! Or, at least it’s the day that will bring us the final sign pointing to the REAL day! Then THAT will be the day!

That’s what David Meade says, anyway.

My book details the world-changing events that will transpire in October of 2017.

Think of it this way: September is the Sign Month and October is the Action Month. What is so amazing is that we are taught everything is proven by two or three witnesses (in the Word). Here we have the three witnesses–three events that could only be traced to the hand of God. One is the Revelation 12 Sign, the second is the Great Pyramid of Giza Sign and the third is my mathematical permutations that tie in the Great Tribulation to a start date of October of 2017. And actually we have a fourth: The Great American Eclipse Sign of August pointing us toward October and bracketing the Tribulation for us. The first Great American Eclipse is in 2017 and the second is in 2024, crossing out America with a giant X.

Planet X is tied and correlated directly to the Tribulation period of the Book of Revelation. That’s how I determined dates–using astronomical software and the Great Sign of the Woman in Revelation 12. Planet X appears at the beginning of the Tribulation and is responsible for what is known as the trumpet judgments.

When the birth of Jupiter from Virgo occurs, we also see the fulfillment of Genesis 3:15 and Revelation 12:4 when great and fearful signs in the heavens are given. This birthing occurs according to the latest astronomical data available on October 15, 2017. This is when the King Planet, Jupiter, crosses the womb region of Virgo.

This is the day of the onset of the seven-year Day of the Lord, or Tribulation. If we use astronomical calculations and the Book of Revelation only, and no extra-Biblical source such as visions, this takes us to the most important date of this century or millennium–October 15th this year.

To which I say, “Huh?”

No, seriously, that’s some Bible calculatin’ there!

But note that David Meade says that it is actually October 15 which is the “most important date of this century or millennium.” That will be the beginning of the Great Tribulation.

What, then, is the significance of today, September 23? Here’s Meade again:

In this year of 2017 we’ve just experienced the Sign of Jonah–the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. This is a time marker to October, which begins 40 days later–to final judgment. In this year of 2017 we are about to experience the Revelation 12:1-2 Sign, also known as the Sign of the Son of Man. This falls on September 23, 2017. These are absolute final warnings. Not so much to the world, which doesn’t understand anything, but to the church–and the message is Get Ready Now. The New World Order plot to establish a one-world government is almost in place. But keep in mind that these New World Order people are not the sharpest pencils in the box; in the end, they are defeated. They, of course, oppose the Bible, oppose the Second Amendment and so forth. You know the story.

The major signs that converge on September 23rd are indeed amazing, but those are celestial events. They are time markers. The mainstream media states that something visible will occur on these dates. I don’t believe that. The actual event of the beginning of the Tribulation occurs on October 15th. That’s when the action starts. Hold on and watch. Wait until the middle of October and I don’t believe you’ll be disappointed.

To which I again say, “Huh?”

Whatever it means it sure sounds like none of us will want to be on the side of those opposing the Bible and the Second Amendment!

Or then again, maybe this creepy poster will make it clear…

But no, seriously, this is what’s supposed to happen — September 23 is the day when the mysterious Planet X, or Nibiru, will enter our solar system to wreak havoc on us. As the planet approaches, it is expected to interfere with the Earth’s gravitation, pulling it slightly off its axis, resulting in severe earthquakes and storms. The solar eclipse was one of the last signs before the coming tribulation, and the coming of Nibiru is the final portent: as Meade says, “When it occurs, it places the Earth immediately before the time of the Sixth Seal of Revelation.”

September 23 — TODAY! — is 33 days after the solar eclipse, which Meade sees as significant (see “Bible Calculatin'” above). He believes that a constellation will reveal itself over Jerusalem on Saturday, triggering the launch of a series of catastrophic “tribulations” that will mean the end of life as we know it.

The end of the world as we know it…

The end of the world as we know it…

The end of the world as we know it…

Well, if it is, I can’t think of anything better to do than have brunch with friends. Thanks for coming to the table today.

And if you want to read a couple of the best responses to this mess of hooey, read what Ed Stetzer wrote in his pieces,

Oh yeah, and make sure you always get your weather forecast from this guy:


  1. In my end is my beginning…

    another week gone
    but now it’s time to turn in
    and dream of morning

    • Susan Dumbrell says

      dust away bad dreams
      our Lord rose from death for us
      rejoice with glad song

      Lift up your heads oh ye gates and be ye lifted up ye everlasting door and the King of Glory shall come in.
      Enjoy the love and strength of friends, which I intend to do on Sunday,
      I pray for all IMonkers each day and on Sundays. You will all be there with me in my prayers in the community of faith.
      The communion of saints here present anticipates our joy of Heaven.

  2. If this were the last night of the world
    What would I do?
    What would I do that was different
    Unless it was champagne with you?
    – Bruce Cockburn

  3. Where’s the Third Eye of the Apocalypse, aka The Co-Prophet of the End Times, when you really need him to sort things out?

  4. “there will be no more misery
    when the world is our rotisserie
    we will all go together when we go” (Tom Lehrer)

    – oh, and thanks @Dumb Ox for the Cockburn

  5. My time coming, any day, don’t worry about me, no
    Been so long I felt this way, I’m in no hurry, no
    Rainbows and down that highway where ocean breezes blow
    My time coming, voices saying they tell me where to go.

    Don’t worry about me, nah nah nah, don’t worry about me, no
    and I’m in no hurry, nah nah nah, I know where to go.

    California, preaching on the burning shore
    California, I’ll be knocking on the golden door
    Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
    Rising up to paradise, I know I’m gonna shine.

    My time coming, any day, don’t worry about me, no
    It’s gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so
    Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passin’ slow
    Still I know I lead the way, they tell me where I go.

    Don’t worry about me, no no no, don’t worry about me, no
    and I’m in no hurry, no no no, I know where to go.

    California, a prophet on the burning shore
    California, I’ll be knocking on the golden door
    Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
    Rising up to paradise, I know I’m gonna shine.

    You’ve all been asleep, you would not believe me
    Them voices tellin’ me, you will soon receive me
    Standin’ on the beach, the sea will part before me
    Fire wheel burning in the air!

    You will follow me and we will ride to glory, way up, the middle of
    the air!

    And I’ll call down thunder and speak the same and my work fills the
    sky with flame
    and might and glory gonna be my name and men gonna light my way.

    My time coming, any day, don’t worry about me, no
    It’s gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so
    Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passin’ slow
    My time coming, any day, don’t worry about me, no

    Don’t worry about me, no no no, don’t worry about me, no
    and I’m in no hurry, no no no, don’t worry about me, no.

    Estimated Prophet

  6. Or rather…

    Estimated Prophet

  7. “I am against an adjournment. The day of judgment is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause of an adjournment: if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.”

    Abraham Davenport‘s response to a call for adjourning the Connecticut State Council because of fears that the deep darkness might be a sign that the Last Judgment was approaching.

    Mr. Davenport is my Patron Saint of Dealing With Apocalypse Scares.

    • That Other Jean says

      Thank you! I will adopt him as mine, as well.

    • Headless Unicorn Guy says

      I remember a Seventh Day Adventist book that claimed “the deep darkness” was the fulfillment of Rev.6:12 (along with the Lisbon Earthquake). (SDAs have their own unique take on End Time Prophecy.)

  8. Adam Tauno Williams says

    > September is the Sign Month and October is the Action Month.

    More like the months of “cha” and “ching”; coming together to make “cha ching”.

    There are multiple billboards up on the interstates [which is not cheap, if anyone has priced those].

    The conference series starts on Monday!

    Get your **free** “training” materials while still available! It even includes a DVD! [Wow, a D-V-D, seriously, for “free”!]

    Seriously though, my primarily question is how many pastors will have the courage to stand up and tell their congregation point-blank that this is exploitative crap. Or how many pastors in their heart of hearts **believe** this kind of nonsense.

    Why face the real problems of the world when you can get together to talk about winged lions? No way reality can compete with a winged lion flying over a crashing ocean surf.

    In case any pastor needs a knowledge drop: according to my Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual a winged lion with the head of a man is a Lammasu, if it has the head of a bird it is a Gryphon, and if it has the head of a lion it is a Manticore. Hey, that could come up while loving your neighbor [and secretly wishing their home would be burned to the ground by monsters].

    • I believe this is one issue that most pastors will have the courage to stand up and say this is crap, if they feel the need to address it at all. Quite frankly most church members already know this is crap. The better question is why have so many news sources taken time to report this idiocy?

      • Agreed. I kind of wish we would stop giving it so much publicity!

      • Is it possible that they have a hard time distinguishing this idiocy from the equally incredible mainstream of popular premillennial dispensationalism, which is so widespread in the American evangelical Christian world?

    • Daniel Jepsen says

      I likely won’t mention it to my congregation, and it has nothing to do with courage. As Jon says, this isn’t an issue any of them take seriously; most of them haven’t even heard of this, I would guess.

      • Headless Unicorn Guy says

        …most of them haven’t even heard of this, I would guess.

        Then you are indeed fortunate.

        My time in-country in the heyday of Hal Lindsay was one long succession of Rapture Scare after Rapture Scare. And that type of SPECTACULAR rumor spreads like that of a JUICY sex scandal through the congregation, whether it’s encouraged from the pulpit or not.

        My writing partner (the burned-out preacher) has a standard sermon when such rumors are flying. He calls it “Don’t Go Stupid On Me!”

  9. senecagriggs says

    Maybe I should take the day off instead of working.

  10. senecagriggs says
    • He’s not fudging. From what I’ve read in the media before, he’s saying what he’s said all along: “The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending.” What he is doing, and has been doing, is being enormously vague about how the world as we know it is ending, by mixing a heavy dose of spiritualization into the cataclysmic predictions/interpretations he’s making. That way, we can all wake up months or years from now, with the world more-or-less unchanged to our eyes, but he will claim that we have entered a new phase of spiritual history. This type of thing has been so many times before. One example would be Emmanuel Swedenborg and the Swedenborgian/New Church.

      • …or the Seventh-Day Adventists (see 1844).

        …or the Jehovah’s Witnesses (see 1914).

        I’m agreeing with Robert F., which means the world as we know it is ending!

        • But it’s my opinion that the Church (churches) has (have) used the same strategy from the beginning. I even think it can be found in the scriptures that the Church wrote. The latter historical practitioners of this strategy, both those claiming a Christian pedigree and those not, learned it, in large part, from the earlier Church (churches).

        • I would add Darby/Scofield and his Biblical annotations/ the Premillennial Dispensationalism movement to the list of those using this strategy, as perhaps its most influential and far-reaching practitioners.

          • Headless Unicorn Guy says

            My writing partner (the burned-out preacher) credits John Nelson Darby and Hal Lindsay with “destroying Protestant Christianity in America”. As one who was also damaged by The Gospel According to Hal Lindsay, I believe him.

      • Headless Unicorn Guy says

        OK, he’ doing the “date fails, fall back to ‘It DID happen, but SPIRITUALLY” fallback position.

        Actually, the best End-of-the-World Fail fallback I ever came across was from a non-Christian End-of-the-World scare somewhere in Europe (I keep thinking France in the Fifties or Sixties, but don’t remember). Once this group’s predicted date/time came and went, they released this statement:

        “Anyone can make a mistake. Be glad we did.”

    • Maybe it’s truer to say that he hasn’t just started fudging; fudging was baked into the cake from the beginning.

  11. Steve Newell says

    I think I have a copy of “Late Great Planet Earth” and “Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth” to see what happened. Oh, I guess I just really on words of the Nicene Creed : “He shall come again with glory to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. “

    • Steve Newell says

      Oh, I guess I just rely on words of the Nicene Creed : “He shall come again with glory to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. “

    • Headless Unicorn Guy says

      “Late Great Planet Earth” really messed my head up in the Seventies, right up there with that other 67th Book of the Bible, Jack Chick’s “This Was Your Life”. The scars are still there.

      (Remember when the Bible only had 3 1/2 books? Daniel, Revelation, the “nuclear war chapter” of Ezekiel (the 1/2), and “Late Great Planet Earth”?)

  12. A one legged man went into the hospital, tragically, to have some fingers amputated. Even more tragically, through some mix up, they amputated his other leg. The lawyer gave him good news and bad news. The good news was that his consultation would only cost him $200.00. The bad news was that he didn’t have a leg to stand on. Looks like Monsieur Meade is in the same boat.

  13. Some preacher predicted the end of the world on my son’s 10th birthday (I think it was his 10th). We kidded him that we didn’t need to buy him gifts that year. Don’t need action figures or video games at the gates of glory! LOL!
    Son turned 31 this September so obviously the end wasn’t near.

  14. Hmmmm…this NIBIRU stuff sounds awfully like the plot to one of my favorite old timey science fiction movies, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, from 1951.

    • Burro [Mule] says

      Did you see how white those selected for life on Zyra were? How Gentile? How sexually normative?
      I thought we had just finished fighting a war about all that.
      I love the Fifties.

      The storyteller makes no choice
      soon you will not hear his voice
      his job is to shed light
      and not to master

    • Headless Unicorn Guy says

      Actually, it originated with a fringe-phenomena writer called Zecheraia Sitchin ( and his book “Twelfth Planet” in 1976 (i remember skimming through it on the bookstore shelves). Sort of a “Chariots of the Gods” competitor with deified “Annunaki” ancient astronauts from their mystery “Planet X”.

      Then others took his fringe idea and ran with it, BIG-TIME.
      And now the Book of Revelation has been put into the blender with it.

    • Headless Unicorn Guy says

      Have you read the original 1933 novel by Philip Wylie?

      And its sequel, After Worlds Collide?

  15. as leaves start to fall
    I feel myself falling too
    carried by the wind

  16. You can tell some “prophet” is way past the boundaries of wierdness when even Charisma Magazine doesn’t pick up on the story.

  17. 5:35 PM, EDT.
    It’s gotta be any minute now.

    • 7:12… old Nibby has better get a move on… 😛

    • Headless Unicorn Guy says

      I wonder if our prophet took “The Rapture Wave Effect” into account?

      “Rapture Wave” is a series of short blogfics on the old Left Behind snark site “Right Behind” based on the premise of “What if the Rapture (or equivalent) happens over a 24-hour period, at Sunrise all over the world? What about those who see it inexorably coming with the sunrise?”

      NOTE: Because of blog formatting, these are in reverse order. Start at the bottom and work up from there to read them in proper order.

      WARNING: A LOT of these got into GrimDark Creepypasta country.

  18. At least the Mormons sill be okay; they will be hieing to Kolob and they can watch it all the safety of that planet.

  19. Worst. Apocalypse. Ever.

  20. Dan from Georgia says

    Did anyone inform David Meade that it’s not Sept 23 at the same time everywhere? Does the Far East (Japan et al) get a first crack at this event?


  21. Dan from Georgia says

    So apparently NIBIRU didn’t manifest itself on the 23rd….

    So, let’s change the story to this…that it happened in the “spiritual realm”….



  22. So, as expected, the music continues…

    Scarlet Begonias, Bob and John.

  23. Headless Unicorn Guy says

    Tuned in to Coast to Coast AM (Weirdness by Radio) last night to see what they were doing about it. They had the phone lines opened up and everyone calling in, preferably to comment on the EOTW scare. Lotsa weird calls, from Snark to Conspiracy.

  24. It’s the end of the world as we know it but I feel fine. A man said to me once it will be like the days of Noah…… I said how else could it be. If you knew the end was tomorrow but wasn’t exactly sure what would you possibly change. Me I’ll go to work and do what I have always done and the one thing I trust is the only thing I could. May His mercy be with us all.