Throughout the Holy scriptures, the Lord has given us many signs of the end of the age of grace (the last 2000 years) culminating in His return to gather His sheep (the “rapture”). It is predicted by many that on its heels, seven years of tribulation will erupt, leading to the final battle, Jesus and His Saints against the confederate enemies of Israel in the fields of Megiddo. We who are alive today will likely live to see the start of appointed events long prophesied about the last generation, the rapture, tribulation and the second coming of our King (not necessarily in that order.)
HAS TRIBULATION ALREADY BEGUN?
Many believe tribulation (God’s wrath against ALL nations) has already begun, ignoring the specific prophecies and signs i.e. Israel signing a peace treaty and mid-way, the abomination of desolation (Antichrist) entering the rebuilt temple. Construction of the temple in Jerusalem has not yet even begun–can such a temple be built in 3.5 years of less? Some believers interpret God’s wrath as the Great Tribulation or the last 3 1/2 years. Ultimately, we believers are, “not appointed to wrath” (1 Thessalonians 5:9); hence, millions would be spared His wrath, removed from earth or hidden–as was Lot and his family before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah–until the rapture.
There are brethren who have divided the church preaching pre, mid, post and even, pan-tribulation rapture–even I succumbed to this distraction. God is not a God of confusion; he is very clear in His words. None of us can know–because the scriptures do not declare it–when exactly His Church will be taken up; yet, we are commanded to keep “watch”.
THE CLOCK STARTED TICKING IN 1948
One of the first cogs in God’s end-of-the-age-clock was the re-establishment of the State of Israel, 1,800 years after its destruction, on May 15, 1948 (prophesied in Isaiah 66:8); this set in motion the long prophesied end of the age. How so? In the parable of the fig tree (God’s allegory for Israel throughout the Bible) the word is clear that when [Israel] starts to bloom, at least seventy years will pass until the end. In 1948, the fig tree began to blossom.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree (Israel); When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Matthew 24:32-34 (KJV)
The scriptures state that within 70 to 80 years from the restoration of Israel, the rapture, tribulation and the return of Jesus will all occur. A high-placed Levitic prophet Asaph wrote in Psalm 90 that a generation today is 70 (perhaps 80) years long. From the date of Israel’s restoration, seventy years end on May 15, 2018 and eighty years, May 15, 2028. We don’t know the day or hour, not even Jesus or the angels in heaven; but, we can know the season. Naturally, our Father knows.
The days of our lives are seventy years;
And if by reason of strength they are eighty years,
Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow;
For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Psalm 90 (NKJV)
A good presentation by our highly esteemed teacher, Hal Lindsey. Listen! http://www.hallindsey.com/videos/hal-lindsey-report-482011/193/
WE ARE THE LAST GENERATION
So many of our elders believe we are the last generation. If we are indeed the last generation, we have very little time to compel people to confess, repent and accept God’s plan of redemption–His son Jesus Christ. He is the only escape, the only way to eternal life. A transformation must occur in men’s hearts authentically–not on their lips exclusively. The Lord searches the hearts of men. To Him, we are utterly transparent.
LOOKING FOR MORE EVIDENCE?
There are so many signs beyond the rebirth of Israel announcing the end of the age. These are escalating, unprecedented in history. Matthew 24 (KJV) depicts this season well.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
IS THIS BELIEVERS’ LAST DAY?
It is time to make ourselves clean that we may be taken up to our Father’s house. It could be any moment now. Every believer must be ready. Sin no more. Repent. Keep your day holy. Witness about our Savior and His promise to as many as possible–do not be ashamed. Help His sheep be born of the Holy Spirit. Use your God given gifts with fervor.
If this should be my last post, I hope to meet you in the air or on arrival. Miraculously, we will know each other, even in our new bodies. Until then, I tarry.
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