Jerusalem's 50th anniversary in 2017 and
Israel's 70th anniversary in 2018.
Jesus said that the 'Last Generation' would
be the generation that would see Israel
become nation. That happened in 1948.
Fine tuning that, Jesus also said that when
Jerusalem was owned again by the Jews
the 'times of the gentiles' was over.
That happened in 1967.
So we have really 2 prophecies giving us a
general timeframe (last generation) and
then showing us a specific time to really
be paying attention.
Why specifically mention Jerusalem if he already
told us that we are in the 'last generation'?
Perhaps to give us an even closer point to use to
evaluate a re-occuring Biblical event?
The re-occuring event is that on the 50th day after
Passover, Moses was given the Law.
This re-occured when Jesus died on Passover and after
50 days the the Holy Spirit was poured out (Pentecost).
Is the 50th year (2017) after Jerusalem was suddenly
owned by Israel representative of the time of a new
Spiritual Age coming in?
Did Jesus tell us about Jerusalem so that we could use that
same number 50, - 50 years this time because if the times
of the gentiles are over it goes back to the time unit (years)
used in the O.T. time allocation to Israel in Daniel 9:25-27.
Interestingly, that prophecy has both a 50 & 70 year aspect.
So as we approach both 50 & 70th anniversaries, should we
consider that Jesus was really telling us a time to 'watch'?
Jerusalem's 50th anniversary in 2017 is a
'Jubilee' year when jewish people would get back
their original possessions. In this case on
the 50th year many will become the instruments
of evangelism that they did not want to be
when they rejected Jesus.
Likewise at that time the gentile church will be
removed (raptured) so that the last 7 years
in the prophecy in Daniel 9:25-27can be fulfilled.
Then Jesus will return to begin a 1,000 year
It is interesting that these two very important
anniversaries come this close together.
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to learn more about what is going to take place Before, During and after the rapture.
(Most Importantly before getting back to the rapture date:)
Jesus said that there will be no PROPHETS
after John the Baptist.
Luke 16:16 - "The law and the prophets were
until John:" Jesus said that so that no one
or any later religion could say that he (Jesus) was
a prophet and not the Son of God ! If Jesus'
message was corrupted then we have to ask,
is it not a weak god that would send a message
but could not keep the message intact?
Back to some additional discussion of where we are in God's timeframe.
Look at the description of the feet of the statue in Daniel Ch 2.
It 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 Luke 21:35 says "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 Shia Muslims (Iran, Syria, Turkey) with 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 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 convence
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.
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 (like 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.
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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)
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
"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".
Jesus in John 8:24
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.
When He returns you NEED to 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".
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".