There is a very famous ancient prophecy that points to the year 2017/8 as being the year that the Jewish messiah arrives (the Christian Antichrist)
Please note that the calendar used is the Jewish religious calendar which ends in March/April 2018 depending on whether the date or the end of the lunar cycle/spring equinox.
In 1217 the Jewish Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would rule over the holy city of Jerusalem for eight Jubilees. A Jubilee is a period of 50 years according to Leviticus 25:8-13. Eight Jubilees would then be 400 years. Sure enough, 300 years later in 1517 the Ottoman Turks seized control of the city of Jerusalem and ruled over it for the next 400 years. They were finally driven out of the city and the holy land in 1917 by the Allied forces under the command of General George Allenby. The Rabbi's prophecy about the 400 years was fulfilled exactly to the year. http://issuu.com/ryaninzion/docs/israel_today_march_2008
The Rabbi had also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee Jerusalem would be a "no-man's land." This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967, due to the fact that the holy land was placed under British Mandate in 1917 by the League of Nations and literally "belonged" to no nation. Even after Israel's war of independence in 1948-49 Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city, with Jordan controlling the eastern part of the city and Israel controlling the western part of the city. That strip of land was considered and even called "no-man's land" by both the Israelis and the Jordanians. Anyone even stepping into that strip would be shot down. I lived during that period of time and well remember the reports in the newspapers and shown on TV about the division of Jerusalem. It was not until the Six Day War in 1967 when the entire west bank of the holy land was conquered by the Israeli army that the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel. So once again the prophecy made by the Rabbi 750 years previously was fulfilled to the letter.
But that is still not the end of the matter. The Rabbi also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic "end times" would begin. The 10th Jubilee began in 1967/8 and will be concluded in 2017/8.
Let's consider the data;
Jubilees 1-8 (1517 to 1917): Turks will rule.
Jubilee 9 (1917 to 1967): Jerusalem a "no man's land."
Jubilee 10 (1967 to 2017): Jerusalem under Jewish control, Messianic end times will begin.
Jubilee 11: Begins at Yom Kippur 9/30/17.
Jubilees 1-8 and 9 were fulfilled as his prophecy stated. His prophecy also states "during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic "end times" would begin." Therefore if the prophecy is to be trusted, then the Messianic "end times" would have to start within the time of the 10th jubilee, before the 11th Jubilee starts at Yom Kippur on 9/30/17. Thus if the Messianic "end times" refers to the beginning of the 70th Week, then the prophecy implies the Second Coming will be no later than 2024. If the Messianic "end times" refers to Jacob's trouble-the second half of the 70th Week-then the prophecy implies the Second Coming will be no later than 2021.
While all of this is compelling information there are those that are sceptical of it as well and we need to look at ALL the information to get balanced view.
Here is a link to an article from Breaking Israel News:
The mystery of the lost Jubilee