Another epic failure. Ho hum.
I believe that the time threshold for this pope dying and being replaced this year has been passed.
That means that only two possibilities remain.
1) Either Benedict is empowered as the abomination on the appointed day, or
2) this is NOT the year and we have another year to turn to our God and make ourselves ready.
I believe that the probability still exists for Benedict to be empowered, however that probability is now down to only a minuscule possibility.
The primary basis for speculating that there was a very good chance this year, was because the count from the resurrection on the 1,290th day of Dan 12, on the sixth day of ULB, ended up exactly on the day before Pentecost.
Pentecost representing a new beginning with God’s spirit being poured out on all flesh.
In fact, 2012 was an excellent probable year for the abomination to be set up and that could still happen, although it would be a real squeeze; as there appears to be not enough time for the coming war and its aftermath.
But the fool did not learn his lesson. Like Rod Meredith, Herbert Armstrong and all the others, he just moves the date forward.
FYI The count back 1,290 days from April 18th 2017 ends about Oct 6th 2013 for the setting up of the abomination. Anyone wanting to do the math to confirm is most welcome: Count back 1,290 days with April 18, 2017 being the 1,290th day.
The count to Pentecost: Count from the 1,290th day on April 18. 2017, forward another 45 days. This should land on a date BEFORE Pentecost, which will be on Jun 4th 2017.