Jerusalem's 50th anniversary in and
Israel's 70th anniversary in 2018.
(Most Importantly before getting back to the rapture date:)
Jesus said that there will be no PROPHETS
after John the Baptist.
Mt 11:11 - "The law and the prophets were
until John:" Jesus said that so that no one
or any religion could say that he was just
a prophet and not the Son of God !
As identified previously, if the feet of the statue in Daniel Ch 2
is a sudden destruction (Jesus being the stone that strikes the feet at the
Rapture), that would be the "snare" in Luke 21:35.
The verse following that says to "be ACCOUNTED WORTHY to
ESCAPE these things that shall come to pass" (the Tribulation).
The feet would be the 7th (short) world empire from Revelation 17.
The quick destruction of the feet (America?) would precede the 8th (antichrist) World Empire.
So we obviously want to be out of here before the Ten leaders(toes) give
support the worldwide 'Beast' empire.
I believe that the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem that Jesus mentions is given to show
the time of the Rapture - see the free book to see why there is confusion on
Mt 24:36 (which seems to say that no man knows the day or hour of Jesus' coming"'as a thief").
The rapture / Last days timing could be:
2015 - 2016 Iran / Ukrane(becoming Muslim) / Russia & possibly Germany will
grow in intent to destroy America and Israel.
2017 (June) The Rapture will precede America's destruction in a surprise nuclear or terrorist
attack or Meteor storm. The 144,000 witnesses will be sealed.
Land armies approach Israel but are destroyed suddenly at God's intervention (the Ez 38 scenario).
2017 - 2018 With America out of the picture and 5/6 of the armies of the above group of attackers
destroyed, Israel will feel more secure and willing to make a treaty for 7 years with the 8th world
empire (the "Beast" Empire) for protection.
This begins the Tribulation, it is possible that the antichrist claims that he is responsible
for the saving of Israel from the attempted attack.
2018 Israel will rebuild the temple for her 70th anniversary.
2018-2025 The tribulation will take the toll on all the earth and 1/3 of the Jewish believers
will make it through into the Millennium (Zec 13:9). Others will live but Jerusalem will be
the ruling city of all the earth and at the end of the 1,000 years the population alive on
the earth will be tested as to Faith.
1. Jesus does not say anything significant
about Israel becoming a nation, but he is
very clear that Jerusalem being owned
again by the Jews is the END of the
Gentile times. That happened in 1967.
(Luke 21:24). Why did Jesus mention
Jerusalem specifically and not Israel?
2. Symbolically the number 50
relates to Pentecost, and a New Age came
in at that time when the disciples were
filled with the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Jesus died on the same day as the
original Passover when the firstborn Sons of
Egypt were killed by God to convience
Pharoah to let Israel go.
The 50th day after the original Passover
was the same day Moses got the Law from God,
which brought in a new Age also, the Age of the
10 Commandments or Law.
So in both cases the number 50 represents a new
'Age' coming in. The new Age on Jerusalems 50th
anniversary in 2017 will be the 144,000 Jews being
sealed by God...
after Christians are taken out in the rapture.
(Revelation chapter 7).
3. Jesus said in Mt 24:34 that the 'generation'
that is alive when the symbolic 'Fig Tree'
(Israel) is planted and begins to put forth
branches (the re-taking of Jerusalem in 1967)
will be the 'generation that will see His return
to setup his Kingdom.
So when Israel was re-setablished in 1948
that 'last generation' began. How long
do you suppose a generation is?
70 - 80 years according to Psalms 90:10.
I believe this is the most Biblically clear
warning by Jesus to prepare the Church
to 'watch' for the rapture.
(Below is another way to look at it).
See how Jesus sums up our entire future in just
4 verses, from the time when Israel owns Jerusalem
again (which happened in 1967), until he returns -
read Luke 21:24 - 27.
He said there will be "Signs in the skies",
"distress of nations", and "fire and brimstone" destruction!
Jesus called this destruction a "snare", and said
that it will come on all the world (Luke 21:35).
People will be eating and drinking and marrying
as normal when this destruction comes. (Mt 24:38)
Before this fire and brimstone destruction,
God will remove those that believe in Jesus, just like
he saved those on Noah's ark. (called the Rapture)
Jesus talks about that in Matthew 24:37.
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THAT?
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Pentecost (a Spiritual infilling) was 50 days after
Jesus rose, what will happen on the 50th year after
Jesus' prophecy that Jerusalem would be owned
again by the Jews? (Luke 21:24)
Why 50 'years'? (see free book).
Because the 70 Weeks prophecy (Daniel 9:24) given to
Israel has a 49 year period that I believe comes just
before the tribulation, between when Jerusalem is
owned again by the Jews in 1967 and the year 2017.
I'm going way out on a limb here, and of course I
know that Jesus said that no one would know the
day or hour (Mt 24:36) but you also have to look
at that verse in context, compare the Mark 13:32 context
and see the exact phrasing that Jesus uses to explain
both the Millennial return and the rapture.
That case is made better in the book than in a few lines.
What do I want?
For those that love God to repent and do the 3 things that Jesus
said all Believers should be doing.... Mt 24:45 - give meat to the
household of faith, Mt 25:4 take the light of your testimony to
attract others, Mt 25:16 use what God has given you to bear
interest for his kingdom.
And for those concepts to spur a Worldwide Revival before
the Church is taken out.
What happens after the rapture?
I won't get into too many details (see the book).. but;
It became amazingly clear as I read Rev chapter 14 in light of the
parable of the laborers (see book), one AGE can't start until
the previous age ends.
Jesus did not start the Church Age in Mt chapter 4 until John the
Baptist was dead. That is why Jesus says in Luke 16:16 that the
Law (the AGE of the Law) was "until John" (until John died).
The next Age (the sealing of the 144,000) can't happen until the
rapture happens. So when we see the 144,000 in heaven in
at the start of Revelation chapter 14 then we know that this chapter
is beginning in the last 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation.
What is happening then? With the antichrist doing supernatural signs
like calling fire down from heaven, making a statue talk etc. God
responds with supernatural events also... an angel going around the
earth with the Gospel message, another angel with a warning about
not taking the 'mark of the beast'. Can you imagine how confused
humanity will be?
Better to be ready for the Rapture than be here for those events.
Let's stop and think about where you are in your relationship
God is a gentle Father and has done the work for us:
"For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness"
Jesus tells us how we can loose out on this unearned Grace:
"for if ye believe not that I am he,
ye shall die in your sins".
THERE IS NO JUDGMENT OR TIME SPENT IN HELL
FOR THOSE THAT TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST.
Notice that Jesus did not say "If you commit sins" you will die in your sins.
Or that, if your Bad Deeds outweigh your Good Works, you will die in your sins.
He said that BELIEF in HIM is the only important thing, and belief in his
payment for our sin and his Authority actually becomes our righteousness
in the sight of God.
As we get older we understand things that we did not as a child.
Only when we realize the meaninglessness of our lives can we understand
God's love for us when He stepped forward and offered his Son to pay for our sins.
When we understand that, we have a Spiritual awakening, that is called being 'Born Again' (Spiritually).
Learning about Jesus and walking in the Bible is our 'growth' as Spritual men or women.
Then when we die or are taken in the Rapture we are not concerned about our sins.
We are assured that our relationship will bring us into His presence. It's that simple.
Jesus is not just Alive right now, He is actively controlling world events
that are going on in the earth right now and events in our lives.
He said: "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." (Mt 28:18)
Jesus is in Command of everything that you see, know and hear...
and He is ready to exercise His Authority...
"The hour is coming, when the dead shall hear the voice of the
Son of God: and they that hear shall live" - John 5:25.
And when He returns you had better be ready:
REVELATION 1:16 & 18
" And he had in his right hand seven stars:
and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword:
and his countenance was as the sun shineth
in his strength.
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold,
I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of
hell and of death".
God mixed the DNA of His Spirit with human flesh
and made Jesus so that we could also be like him.
You can be changed and have God's Spirit in you if you
just say "Jesus I believe that you are the Son of God,
that you paid for my sins on the cross allowing me to
come into Gods presence with you, and I will trust in
your word to lead me to a greater relationship with you".