Mat 24:33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors! NOTE – ALL these things is the key.
For hundreds of years people have waited and watched for the rapture, believing that it could be at any time, but they forgot that ALL these things had to happen before Jesus calls us to be with Himself.
Mat 24:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
Let us examine Jesus answer to this end of the age question.
Mat 24:4&5 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. This has been fulfilled many times over.
Mat 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. This has been fulfilled many times over. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. This speaks of WORLD WARS. This has been fulfilled twice over.
Mat 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mat 24:9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. This is being fulfilled every day in every country of the world today.
Mat 24:10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. This has been fulfilled many times over.
Mat 24:11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. This is also being fulfilled every day in many parts of the world today.
Mat 24:12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. This has happened over the past 50 years and continues happening today.
Mat 24:13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. Coming soon.
Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, This has been fulfilled already. And then the end will come. Jesus will come in the Rapture for His Saints. He is at the door.
The next passage from verses 15-28 take us through the Great Tribulation. Coming soon.
Verses 29-31 talk of Jesus second coming to the earth to rule with His Saints.
So we can see from the above, that the only thing that has not yet been fulfilled from Jesus discourse with His disciples, – up until the time of the Great Tribulation, is verse 13, he who endures until the end (of the age), shall be saved, (that is, the age of grace,) when the Rapture takes place, and all True Christians will be saved from the wrath to come. 1 Thess 1:10 says – to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
But when combined with so many of the Old Testament’s last days / end times prophecies also happening at this very time, then it is time to wake up, stand up and look up, for your redemption is at hand.
Let’s look at some Prophecies about the END TIMES / THE LAST DAYS.
Israel must be back in their own Land – Fulfilled in 1948
The Jews must be back in control of ALL of Jerusalem. – Fulfilled in 1967
An Increase in Travel and Knowledge – Fulfilled from 1945 on
Israel Surrounded by Enemies on all sides – Fulfilled from 1945 on
Israel’s Exceedingly Great Army – Fulfilled from approx 1963/4
Rise of the Gog of Magog Alliance – Fulfilled in January 2015
The Rise of Global Government – Ready to take over at any time
The Rise of the One World Church — Fulfilled in 2016
The Signs of One World Church Leader “The Pope’s declarations to other Religions “All religions lead to God ” Fulfilled in 2016
The Gospel Preached Throughout the World – as far as we know, no tribes remain unreached by the Gospel today. Fulfilled in 2016
Denial of the Signs by the world. Fulfilled for the past 30 years or more
Jewish and Moslem Religious leaders declare “2016/2017 to be the most likely year for Israel,s Messiah’s and the Islamic Mahdi’s Return”. Fulfilled in 2016. This has also just recently been agreed to by many Christian Bible Prophecy Scholars.
Isa 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. v:2 The cities of Aroer (Now called Daraa in Southern Syria) are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. – Currently In Progress.
TRUMPS PLEDGE to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem and declare Jerusalem to be the Capital of Israel drew threats of all out war from most of the Islamic nations. Does this mean WAR is on the Horizon??? Very possible.
Numeric signs. Hos 6:2 After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight. 2Pet 3:8 & Psa 90:4 indicate that One day is as 1000 years and 1000 is as a day in God’s sight. From the year 2000 we moved into the third day.
Lev 25:8-10 Describes main part of the Law regarding The Year of Jubilee.
Concerning Jubilee years, The Balfour Declaration in 1917 was regarded as a Year of Jubilee, when Britain, under the mandate given to Britain to oversee Palestine, declared part of Palestine would be returned to Israel again. This was impossible for almost 2000 years.
50 years later 1967 was also a Year of Jubilee, as it was in this year God oversaw the return of Judea and Samaria and the area known as The West Bank of the city of Jerusalem, situated on the West Bank of the Jordan River was given back by God to Israel as He had promised.
50 years later 2017 Is the current Year of Jubilee. Could 2017 be Year of The Rapture? As everything else has lined up according to the scriptures, and as the ancient prophecies are being fulfilled so rapidly today, it seems highly possible, even highly probable that 2017 will be Year of The Rapture.
The next Year of Jubilee Will be in 2067 another 50 years away. It seems to me, that seeing Jesus said He would fulfill ALL the LAW, and seeing that He has already fulfilled the first four feasts of the Law, on the very day prescribed by God, and in the very manner prescribed by God, it is a foregone conclusion that He will fulfill all the rest of the Law also on the very day and manner prescribed in the Law by God.
The next feast is The Feast of Trumpets – Rosh Hashana, also known as “The feast of “no man knows the day nor the hour” as the sliver of the new moon had to be sighted before the feast could be declared. Bad weather or fires producing lots of smoke could delay the day of the feast being commenced. Rosh Hashana literally meaning “Head of the Year” because Rosh Hashana marks the point in time when they begin the new calendar year or – New Years Day.
Other names for Rosh Hashana are -:
Yom Harat Olam means “The Birthday of the World.”
Yom Hazikaron means “The Day of Remembering.”
Yom Hadin means “The Day of Judgment.”
Yom Teruah means “The Day of Sounding (the Shofar).” This is the actual name that the holiday is called in the Torah.
Ha Kiddushin The blowing of trumpets is also linked by many to Messiah’s Wedding. Read Joel 2:15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; Joel 2:16 Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room.
In Israel this is the year 5777. In the Bible the number 5 represents God’s Grace, and the number 7 represents perfection. 777 equals absolute perfection. Could it be that this is the year God’s grace will be perfected in His Church, and His Church shall be raptured, bringing an end to the age of grace? I believe all the signs are telling us exactly that, and we need to be ready. The Israeli year 5777 ends somewhere between the 20 th and the 23 rd of September.
Israel became a nation in MAY 14 1948 In Mat 24:32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. Mat 24:33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors! Mat 24:34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. The fig tree often represents Israel in Scripture.
Israel became a nation in MAY 14 1948 – This generation shall not pass away. Add 70 years – (Lifespan of a generation) = MAY 14 2018 There are varying theories on this, but this is most commonly accepted, and if this theory is correct, it means that the Lord’s return will be before May 2018.
However, as I have said so often before, I reiterate now, we should be ready every moment of every day. Nobody know when they may have an accident and be killed, no one knows, even strong young men and women have fatal heart attacks, it can happen in the blink of an eye to any person, therefore we need to be ready all the time.
An interesting phenomenon has been discovered by a Christian Astronomer, using the NASA planetarium website. This phenomenon will not happen again for another 7000 years, and this year it seems to tie in with Revelation Chapter 12 verses 1-6.
This is clearly an end time prophecy and sign, as Jesus was not caught up immediately after He was born and Israel has not yet fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. That all happens AFTER the Rapture.
The Woman is clearly Israel as described in Genesis 37:9 Then Joseph dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.” etc.
How does that fit then with the Church being the child raptured up to Heaven immediately after being born? Rom 11:16 For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, Rom 11:18 do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.
The Bible says the Church is the body of Christ, is Israel about to give birth to the body of Christ? 1Cor 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.
Clearly Gentile Christians are grafted into Israel and have Abraham as our father in the faith. This is supported by what Jesus taught when he told the Pharisees in John 8:39 They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham. John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do……….. The Church is a Jewish institution, and we Gentiles have been adopted by God into His chosen people and we Gentiles are now Jews by adoption.
That little blurb is to explain better how the You Tube Video below does fit the scriptures. See it at -:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNRy0KIWJE0 This is the short version of the video on Rev 12 1-6 9 minutes long.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91F_EseiPkU This is the long version, much better explained if you have the time. 45 minutes long.
Also could I suggest you put the following site into your bookmarks. It is one of the best end time prophecy sites on the web. http://www.prophecynewswatch.com It does have a bit of advertising, but you don’t have to buy or even read their advertising materials, you can just read what is happening in the world today, and how it relates to scripture. Really good site to check out every few days.
But I reiterate again, we should be ready every moment of every day. Nobody knows when the Rapture will happen, there are some who believe Jesus will come at Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, and that maybe the Feast of Trumpets is when Jesus returns to set National Israel free from their bondage. That theory could also be correct, who knows? not me! JUST BE READY ALL THE TIME.
Comments or questions welcome.