Signs and Prophecy
In this section:
"And now I have told you before it come to pass,
that, when it is come to pass, you might believe."
Prophecy is a taboo topic for good reason. According to society, if the prophecy does not come true, you are a liar at worst. At best, you were just a little bit off that time, you'll get the next one right...
Biblically, the punishment for false prophecy is far worse. Either way this is not something to be played with. I am certainly NOT a prophet, however I am aware of many of them from the Bible, and there is no danger in reading and studying the words of the proven prophets of God. There is a danger in how you deal with it, or how you effect, or approach others with it. Read the prophecy and share it, analyze it, ponder it. Don't go draining bank accounts, or shouting at people on the street with a mega phone that the world is going to end. Mankind is consistent at making miscalculations, so no matter how certain you are of your calculations, you are probably not a prophet so don't speak like one. For example, don't say "This will for sure happen when..." because if your interpretation is wrong, you will cause others to fall away from belief, when what you so confidently affirmed doesn't happen.
Yes of course be a watchmen, warn people but be wise about it. Be warned it won't be easy, and remember for yourselves what Jesus tells us to do when these things start happening... Look up, don't get depressed, don't drink your face off. and don't give up the way of life, so that when it happens you won't get caught unaware of it.
Luke 21: 28 and 34
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near. 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with carousing, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
There are said to be over 2,500 prophecies having been made in the Bible.
The following links are fantastic websites that have been put together, with huge amounts of effort researching individual prophecies. The first one lists 351 fulfilled old testament prophecies that were found and verified. That site has many other amazing sections to it that are very worth exploring as well .
Expanded stories of 100 prophesies origin and execution.
7 prophecy that must happen before Jesus' return. The question is... Is this before the first return in the clouds, or the final return after the 7 years of tribulation? We will get into that as we go.
The prophecies about the arrival of our Messiah is a favorite,
and a great example of how following prophesy trails go.
(Written ~ 540 B.C.)
Daniel 9:25-26 declared when the count would start, leading up to his death. From the decree to rebuild Jerusalem there will be 69 sevens, or 173,880 day (360 day Jewish year). The Messiah will finish transgressions and make an end of sins.
(Written ~ 690 B.C.)
Isaiah 44-45 Isaiah prophesied, naming Cyrus multiple times that he would be raised up to begin the process to restore Jerusalem, and set the jews free after 70 years of captivity, more than 100 years before Cyrus was even born, or in power. The 70 years captivity was prophesied by Jeremiah 25:10 & 29:10 and rebuilding of the temple by (Ezra 1:2-4; cf. also 6:2-5). 40 years before it was even destroyed.
(Written ~ 430 B.C.)
Nehemiah 2:1-8 The decree was officially made and started in the 20th year of Artaxerxes on an unnamed day in the month of Nisan in the 444th year B.C., or March/April Gregorian.
(Written ~ 518 B.C.)
Zechariah 9:9 said exactly how he would come into town, riding in on the colt of a donkey.
If we choose the day March 7th in the month of Nisan 1, 444 B.C. from Nehemiah 2, and 173,880 days from Daniel, lands on the Saturday, just before passover, April 3rd, 33A.D The day when Jesus, (Who was also prophesied to be born from the lineage of King David (2 Samuel 7:8-17) and in Bethlehem in a manger (Micah 5:2), had rode into town on a donkey, was crucified for the claim to be God.
Verifying the year of this decree takes a moment to buckle down and check twice, because there are arguments out there about when things were written, and when certain kings were in power. For example, the Nehemiah verse, states the twentieth year of Artaxerxes is when the decree was made. So you need to find out what year he took power as king. A guy name Ptolemy came along and made this "Babylonian Canon of Kings" As far as Artaxerxes goes there is a large year discrepancy between what he says and other findings to support otherwise, he was clearly wrong considering what goes against that. Unfortunately his "Canon" is what most people still regard as fact. Regardless of the fact that he was brought to trial for so many inaccuracies and has been found numerous times to be in error. Just google the falsehoods, or errors Ptolemy and read for yourself how many there are. Here is a link to a great article for that,
Encyclopedia Britannica link for the year 444
In researching this, I first looked up all the decrees and tried to find the most credible sources for the dates. In doing that i found out that Ptolemy was not a credible source., and I found using the Nisan/march date from year 444 was probably the correct one. The Encyclopedia Britannica sets the date at March 4, 444 B.C., and you can go and research why that is. There is a lot of confusion out there as to the years, but after researching what seemed to be the most accurate time of the decree and calendar, LO AND BEHOLD! I was amazed to punch in the number and have it show up the very week of the proposed crucifixion date of April 3rd, 33. I tried the math of each other scenario and none of the others lined up correctly. Anything after that is just arguments on the exact days. I find the catholic church is hung up on the day of preparation being a Friday, and their scenario isn't even a full 3 days and nights in the grave, so Biblically, that can't be correct.
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Then to help us narrow it down there is Matthew 27:50-53
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
To cross check the time of His death, we also know that there was a great quake when the sun went black. So we can at least easily check when the great earthquake was using earthquake records. Using this website link you can search a year span and see what you find.
If you type in the region (Middle East) and the country (Israel) select a year range From -20 to 100 You will find
one major earthquake occurred. The only quake that comes up in that massive time frame, was in year 33 and its epicenter was listed as "At the Crucifixion". Go see for yourself and click on the asterisk for all the references and information about it. They're all from year 33.
Other prophecies are much more straight forward. On this one, there are obviously a few layers that need to be sifted through. The calendars are a headache to deal with. Today we use a Gregorian Calendar with a 365.25 day solar year. In the days of Daniel, they used a 360 day, lunar year, and so when he was given his prophesy of 69 sevens, first you must know it needs to be calculated using a 360 day year, not 365.25. So 69 "Weeks" of years comes out 483 years, or 173,880 days. After you know that just add that day count to the month of Nisan in the year 444B.C.
There are four other mentions (not governmental decrees) of Jerusalem being rebuilt, but only one of them was put into action as a decree by Artaxerxes Longimanus. There are also 2 Artaxerxes, but its easy to differentiate the two once you know that, by their last names. If you do the math back from the current believed date of Jesus' death. ...Of the four proposed decrees, the decree from Nehemiah, (the only specific decree date we are given in the Bible) is the only one for which 173,880 days goes back precisely to, and then verified by an earthquake record.
This is a good site on some of the details involved.
I encourage you to check this yourself.
This calculator Is used for adding 173,880 days to March 7th, 444B.C.
This is the calculator for converting the Julian day into the Jewish day
This is a website of the 4 proposed times Jerusalem was to be rebuilt, the person who made the website believes Cyrus to be the correct decree, but he admits the math from Daniel doesn't support that.
The following video is a fantastic study put together by "Fruit of the vineyard", explaining how Jewish days start at 6p.m., just before sundown, and how if Jesus was in the ground for 3 days and nights, it is mathematically impossible for him to die on Friday and rise on a Sunday as the Catholic church states. I don't think his Gregorian dates are accurate in this video, but the Hebraic days, and day count are and he shows each scripture supporting that.
These prophesies are incredibly detailed and all came together exactly in time frame of the 173,880 day prophecy, In the study it has just come down to working out the exact day and time of the events, once you learn what the actual facts are.
"The Seven Feasts of Israel" 1:08:24
"Dr. David Wood Proves the Resurrection of Christ" 20:35
"When was Jesus really born??" 27:20
"True birth date of Jesus (Messiah Yeshua)." 15:39
I want to address this "Pre, mid, or post Rapture" debate. Personally, I was open as always to let the Bible tell me when it was, whenever that may be. When I read the Bible myself, at no point did I ever get anything other than the rapture occurring before the final "Seven". I see, he is speaking about two separate groups of people (Jews and Gentiles) and of two separate events (Rapture and final return). That's how it came across to me...
Then I listened to all sides of the debate, Pre, Mid, and Post. Still open to be persuaded, and it was quickly apparent to me that the mid or post only view was not allowing all variables of the equation at the same time. It only lets single verses to work by themselves towards their view point, but not together. Those verses contradict each other unless they are 2 separate events. "Mid week" rapture believers don't "Rightly divide" who Jesus was addressing, or speaking about when he spoke.
Only one view can be correct here, and we will all soon find out, but this is not the gospel which saves us and should not divide us as brothers and sisters in Christ. One day we will know and it will no longer matter. Nobody is going to arrive in heaven with a Biblical understanding of 100% and say, "Yep I knew everything all along". In fact, I am quite certain we are all going to have our minds completely blown in many ways about parts of scripture that we never realized or learned.
After researching the rapture in great depth, and a totally open mind as to whatever it was going to be, based on literary support I found there is MUCH more reason to believe in a "Pre-seven" Rapture, and it is the next one up, and applies to us. There 7 rapture events in total that occur in the bible as described in this link.
The Main Reasons Why I Believe in a Pre Final 7 Rapture
We know 7 years of tribulation is 7 years long, because it’s Jacob’s final “week", which was a week of years, from Daniel 9:20-27, and it's Jacob’s trouble from Jeremiah 30:7 "How awful that day will be! No other will be like it. It will be a time of trouble for Jacob, but he will be saved out of it.
One reason we know Jacob is a type of Israel, is because of Genesis 32:27 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”
The reason that the Jews rejected Jesus the first time, is because they did not see the distinction between two separate events. The first time Jesus came, it was with humility, affliction, and he was killed for our sins. The second time he comes, it’s going to be with a rod of iron, judgment, and to establish the kingdom age. Since that last bit didn’t take place, the Jews said, "this couldn’t be the Messiah, because those things didn’t happen."
The second coming is no different, there are two different “visits”. Some of these verses are logically impossible statements, if it’s not two events.
Paul’s message of imminency, the church and Israel are separate bodies, the church is not appointed to wrath, nor is the church even mentioned during the tribulation.
We know the timing of the tribulation extremely well. It’s not going to be very “thief” like, if the rapture is only at the end of the final week, after the seventh the bowl judgment of the 7 seal, at the end of the battle of Armageddon, for which we are given a day count even leading up to the abomination, and a day count after the abomination of desolations.
Paul says the restrainer is currently at work in his day.
2 Thessalonians 2:7
“For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.”
SO who can be on the earth restraining him in Paul’s day but then be taken out of the way 2000 years later? No mortal thing, but perhaps the Holy Spirit who lives in us?
If you believe in a post-trib rapture, and the "Last trump" from 1 Corinthians 15:52 is the seventh trumpet, then technically people aren’t actually taken at the end, they would be taken at the beginning of the seven bowls when the trumpet is blown. You can’t even say it's at the final bowl, because it still needs to take effect, and it’s a bowl, not a trumpet. So, that doesn’t make any sense, because his return to earth is clearly after that.
True believers in Christ, during the Church Age, are represented by the Church of Philadelphia, and are promised to be kept from "the hour of trial".
Revelation 3:10, “Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.”
That's the WHOLE Earth, have you read what is going to happen in the final week?? There is no way you can be kept from that wrath for seven years, if you are here , you are going to be greatly affected by it no matter where you are.
1 Thessalonians 1:10,
“and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.”
That’s wrath, not Hell, or eternal Judgement.
Paul’s message is one of hope, and joy, and encouragement.
1 Thessalonians 5: 4-11, But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 FOR GOD DID NOT APPOINT US TO SUFFER WRATH but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Romans 5:9 states,
“Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!”
Saved from wrath again there.
Ephesians 5:6 states,
“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.”
Then there is this statement about how we meet Christ in the clouds, and from that point on we are with him forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:16,17
16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be CAUGHT UP ( Latin Raptus or greek Harpazo ) together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.
If this happened at the end, there would be a mention of the trumpet Jesus himself blows, but there is no mention of that at the end in revelation, rather is a rushing sound of water and people saying certain phrases.
We all also would have to first go up to the clouds at the battle of Armageddon. Then come back down immediately with him in glory. Which is very strange.
Colossians 3:4 states,
“When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
So how can we appear with him if we aren’t already with him, but still on earth?
Also, Matthew 24:40-41
Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
Why would that happen at the end? That means all those people are just left on earth, and skip the judgement? maybe they just hang out for an undisclosed amount of time? While God gets things sorted? If these people are left here on earth, how do we get on with the kingdom age on earth? We aren’t told they will be there for the kingdom age. That scenario doesn't make sense either. Again and again, Scripture states the Church is not meant to endure the wrath.
The Bible says the final week after Jesus is FINISHED with the gentles, that it is a time to provoke jealousy to the jews. SO how is that going to happen? As of today, most of them still don’t accept Jesus, and they certainly aren’t jealous of Christians. What could possible convince the jews in this final week?
Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious.
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,”
Then what happens once the full number comes in? Jacob’s trouble, that’s what. Once they realize all this, they will definitely be “envious”, but they will have the "Two witnesses" who are also both jewish, and so are the 144,000, to help them figure it all out. There will be unsaved people who go into the final seven, but they will refuse the mark of the beast. They will be the tribulation saints, whether martyred or make it to the end. Then at the end of it all, He will come back again to pull the rest out, and we will be with him "In glory", to do that.
Every time that I read through the new testament as quickly as I can for congruency, the message is that of hope, imminency, be ready, and love. Everything all through out the New Testament gives the impression that we don’t know when he will return, be ready, and stay on your best behavior.
43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
We do not know when the rapture is going to happen. However, we do have a complete map of events, and a timeline with a day count to the center marker, and a day count after the marker, mapping out the entire final seven.
Finally, so far almost every time a post tribulation rapture person approaches me, it’s done nastily, unloving, with arrogance, and condescension. It is crazy how often that happens, and honestly a great indicator that they’re wrong. To me that is a loud declaration of their biblical comprehension upfront. Clearly after whatever they have read, they not only don't understand the rapture, they don’t even get pick the more important message of how to conduct themselves as Christians. They often also believe they can loose their salvation, still believe repentance is required for eternal life, and or that water baptism is required for salvation as well. The verses on the bottom of each section make that all very clear. (You should absolutely repent, but it doesn't save you, belief in Jesus does.) It really makes me wonder why they miss all of this, if they have indeed read the bible, as they claim. 100 people can take the same test, and each of their results will reflect their study.
11 reasons why Jesus will come back before the Tribulation
It is very worth a read as to the whys and the wheres from the Bible
About the top 7 verses concerning the rapture
If you're Jewish and you want an explanation about this rapture, this video by Hal Lindsey not only explains why the Jews think there will be 2 messiahs, but also explains why there is also going to be a rapture, and why they will miss that.
Hal Lindsey is one of those men who is a Biblical power house, He was a tutor for Chuck Missler, and many other prominent teachers of the Bible. There are few men who have lived, that have gone to lengths to know and understand the Bible as much as Hal Lindsey has. His theology and understanding of the entire Bible, on the deepest levels is very evident, when you listen to the amazing amount of detail he knows about any given passage.
All of these next videos do a great job explaining the view point of why a "pre-final week" rapture makes sense for this "mystery" given to Paul. Robert Breaker's video will even show you all the people, including Paul, who believed in the rapture long before Mr. Darby.
Above all, pray about it, and read and study the Bible for yourself. It seems the number one reason people don't believe in a pre-trib rapture, is because they didn't read, or study it very well.
"7 reasons to trust the Pre-Trib Rapture." 44:56
"Chuck Missler Proves The Pre-tribulation Rapture" 1:43:27
"Why a Pre-Tribulational Rapture?" 1:00:19
"Hal Lindsey - The Rapture" 1:29:38
It has been said,
The Old Testament is the New Testament Concealed,
and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.
If you ever buckle down and just read the Bible like a novel and as quickly as you can you will find out how true that statement is. Most people read one chapter at a time at most. They never finish the book in a whole year. Imagine trying to read a novel like "Lord of the Rings" one chapter at a time, over a period of one year. You will definitely lose congruency. If you read it at a fairly constant pace however, you can actually see what is unveiled and all the prophetic links from the old testament, happening in the new testament.
Reading the Bible will raise many questions, resulting in a personal journey of you getting to know God better. One of those questions is this.
"Are we supposed to follow the Old Testament rules still?" It is very important to "Rightly divide" the periods of time by significant events. Like Jesus' death changing water baptism, to being baptized by the Holy Spirit (read Acts). There are things we are definitely still supposed to follow from the Old Testament, and some that we are definitely not. This following link answers that question very well.
Cherry picking the Bible, what still applies?
Israel Declared a Nation and the Generation
It was May 14th, 1948.
We pay attention to this because of Matthew 24: 32-35
“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Continue to read, and this is one of the many places where us Christians get this "Rapture" idea from.
Matthew 24: 36-44
"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
This is one of most important sermons a person could ever be taught. It's not often discussed in churches, but should be mentioned in almost every sermon ever preached. How to rightly divide the Bible. Again, Robert Breaker has a fantastic video about this crucial bible verse, and key to applying the Word.
"Matthew 24 Explained Rightly Dividing
Proving Pre-tribulation Rapture" 1:13:02
Going back up to the parable about the fig tree... I have been highlighting that because people who don’t read the Bible very often, won’t pick up on its meaning. The Bible refers to Israel as a “Fig tree" over and over again. This is what that parable was speaking of. Just like it says, it is exactly that, a parable. After all, why would Jesus be talking to the disciples about, the end times of a tree?
There are so many more messages to be gained by reading the Bible as a whole. We miss things like this if you only read bit by bit, and not very frequently. Most would read “fig tree”, and think, fig tree… Not Israel.
Israel as a fig tree
I will surely consume them, saith the LORD: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will send upon them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.
He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.
And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, and reign over us. But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees? Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, and reign over us. And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
Naturally, people are very curious as to the years in a generation because of those versus we just went over. Jesus said, “That generation will surely not pass away”. That means that along with all the other signs, more specifically the generation that saw Israel become a nation again (when it's twigs get tender and it's leaves come out), will see the “End times”. That’s a big deal! So how long is a generation?! This statement is not only from Jesus himself, but from a book that gets 100% of it's prophesy correct. This has a tendency to get ones attention.
So how many years are in a generation?
There are multiple possible lengths given for the duration of a generation in the bible. That fact, has kept people guessing for a long time. It's also made people give up on it, as they have been fooled by there own calculations, but as I said, it isn't time until it's time. The signs in the stars are now telling the time with the Rev. 12 sign, and the various prophecies coming to pass.
The various supposed generations are: 40, 50, 70, 100, and 120.
As we see where in the bible these time frames are used by God, 40 and 50 are used for trial periods and celebration of events. 70, 100, and 120 are the ones referred to as generations.
Each number we look at, from the only dates set by Israel are all ending now, but there is a catch with the 70 year generation, and that is the one I believe it to be.
These are the places in the Bible where these generational lengths can be found, starting with 120.
God gave people a 120 year warning to repent before the great flood and Genesis says this:
3And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
Then the Lord said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. 14But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions. 15You, however, will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age. 16In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.”
At that time Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, the span of a king’s life. But at the end of these seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute:
(The only Psalm written by Moses)
Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom— in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years.
The 49th year is celebrated and ends with 50. That is the Jubilee year. It is seven, seven year periods.
This is very significant Biblically, as explained in Leviticus.
‘And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. 9 Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. 10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family. 11 That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine. 12 For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field. 13 ‘In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession. 14 And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor’s hand, you shall not oppress one another. 15 According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor, and according to the number of years of crops he shall sell to you. 16 According to the multitude of years you shall increase its price, and according to the fewer number of years you shall diminish its price; for he sells to you according to the number of the years of the crops. 17 Therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the Lord your God.
"When the jubilee of the sons of Israel comes, then their inheritance will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; so their inheritance will be withdrawn from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers."
And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. 3He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. 4Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. 5Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.
Deuteronomy 9:18 and 25
18Then once again I fell prostrate before the Lord for forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all the sin you had committed, doing what was evil in the Lord’s sight and so arousing his anger.
25I lay prostrate before the Lord those forty days and forty nights because the Lord had said he would destroy you.
At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land.
So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died.
1Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, so the Lord delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years.
1 Samuel 17:16
16For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand.
1 Kings 19:8
8So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
30“After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai.
(from Matthew 24:32)
Many believe that that The Psalm of Moses, (Psalm 90:10) Is the most likely definition
of a generation, that being 70 - 80 years long.
If this is correct then we don't have very long at all! Because "that Generation shall not pass until ALL those things have passed which includes the final 7 years.
How long has it been since,
"its twigs get tender and its leaves come out"
Dates given are using the Gregorian and Hebrew Civil Calendar,
not factoring a religious Calendar turn of the year.
120 Years End
First Zionist congress held to allow Jews in Palestine under public law.
August 30th, 1897 Aug. 30th 2017
5657Anno Mundi 5777A.M.
100 Years End
Balfour Declaration promises a "National home" for the Jewish.
November 2nd, 1917 Nov. 2nd, 2017
70 Years End
The U.N. Partition to allow for a Jewish State of Israel
November 29th, 1947 Nov. 29th, 2017
Israel was declared a nation.
May 14th, 1948 May. 14th, 2018
50 Years End
After 6 days war, Khartoum Conference finished to re-establish Jerusalem.
September 24th, 1967 Sept. 24th, 2017
40 Years End
Camp David Peace Accords held for peace in the Middle East.
September 17th, 1978 Sept. 17th, 2018
How the calendars line up
Calculating these feast dates are unbelievable tricky by themselves, and here is why. We follow the Gregorian Calendar and solar movements . The Jews follow a Hebrew Calendar which is totally different with solar and lunar reference. On top of that they have a Civil Calendar, and a religious Calendar. On the Civil Calendar they moved the first of the new year to their 7th month, making it land on Yom Teruah. However if you follow the Religious Calendar the dates and feasts land on different days. The Watchmen's Watchmen posted his video about this discrepancy and done the figuring, because a lot of us were left super bummed nothing happened and weary from the backlash of trying to warn people who loved the opportunity to scoff and mock us for it when it didn't happen. Even though pretty much all of us were saying, "We don't know if its going to happen on this day but it is very likely, and you should be ready if it does." The video shines a lot of light on the Calendars and I found it very helpful for understanding it all.
Part 2 of his video
A link with more on what happened to the Calendar, and why.
As you can see we have a plus, or minus of 1 year either ending, or beginning of that year on Sept. of 2017 Gregorian, or 2018 Jewish civil. If we understand a generation is 70 to 80 years and the main trigger point of that is when Israel became a nation in 1948, and you do indeed trust the words of Jesus, then what he said in Matthew 24: 32-35, may very well be right around the corner.
Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
We also know he said it will be in an hour we do not expect, so it may not be yom teruah. And if 70 to 80 years is the time frame for all those things mentioned, then it includes the 7 years of tribulation, because Jesus said that after he just explained events all the way to the end of the great tribulation. That gives us 3 years of time from 2017-18 depending on which calendar.
For explanation and Biblical meaning of these time periods see this link.
This is a complete timeline of Israel's entire history
Paul says this in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Jesus himself said he would return, and the Word of God isn't something to write off. For the people who are paying attention to all the signs indicating his return is very soon, he would be speaking to you when he says this in,
1 Thessalonians 5:4
“But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that this day should overtake you like a thief.”
Do you think this verse was an accident? No way!
If there ever was a time to start looking up,
September 2017 was certainly it.
We have seen that anytime that Jesus did something of major significance, it was on a major Feast day, (from the 7 feasts described in Leviticus). But because of what we read in 1 Corinthians 15:52 about the "Last Trump" that draws our attention to the feasts that involve trumpets. These are the fall feasts, there are trumpets on the feast of trumpets, there are also trumpets on Yom Kippur when it is a Jubilee year, like 2017 is, as we saw in the "8th Moedim" Video. Then there are also trumpets blown on the last and final fall feast, "The Feast of Tabernacles". Since the spring feasts have all seemingly been fulfilled, and have their meaning, the fall feasts seem to be the more likely.
There are some who believe the "Feast of Tabernacles" is when the rapture will occur. Being dogmatic on a date, is foolish. We don't and cant know enough to ever do that, but wondering and studying and searching is fun, and you can learn a lot chasing a thought. I didn't know anything about Jewish feasts, or harvests before this. Now I understand so many more things because I had to study the jewish culture to pursue my curiosity.
It's ok to say the rapture will happen. It's even ok to say when you THINK it may happen, but do that with extreme caution. Non believers will hear that, as you saying "That's when it's GOING to happen." Non believers just want to laugh at it, so be careful.
Going so far as to say that, I really think it WILL happen that day, even to your innermost circle of people, is arrogant and foolish. Learn from me, I have done that, and I wish I never had.
Eschatology is a very tricky study as it is. It's mostly encrypted until it happens, but they are hidden, or "sealed away until the time" for a good reason. Then we have Jewish civil, and religious calendars incorporating a 360 day year, following Solar and Lunar cycles compared against a Gregorian Calendar which is a 365.25 day year, and then the leap years, and so on. The time keeping gets very tricky. Even the Book of Enoch says in the latter days we will forget how to keep track of time, and so miss the appointed times the Lord has in-store for us. I suppose it could be possible to track the discrepancies down, but I haven't seen it done with out question yet. I have heard that the religious Calendar is off by at least 30 days. At any rate, the odds of correctly nailing the day of the rapture, are very against us.
Granted a lot of people get excited and end up saying, "I am convinced it will be on this day". As for me, at no point have I ever claimed to be a prophet, and do not know the day or the hour. (I have a hard enough time correctly relaying events to people that have already happened, and have been documented for crying out loud.)
Do what the Bible says to do. Keep watch, search these things out, and when they start to happen, look up. It is absolutely ok to tell others about what you're doing, but don't look past everything else the Bible says. Be wise. Give babies milk, not meat. Share the Gospel first with the "babies" in knowledge. Let those with ears listen, but withdrawal from those who don't. Try not to be despised by anyone, rather try to live a life of blamelessness and live by example. We are going to be hated just as they hated Christ first, so do what you can to minimize the target on your backs. Continue to work with your hands diligently, so you rely on no-one, also so to gain the respect of your peers. Speak as though you are the mouth piece for Christ. If you don't want to hear Jesus say, try your best not to say it either.
Thanks to the Holy Spirit, he convicts us in the moments of our words and actions, listen to him and don't quench his spirit in you.
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars.
On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Luke 21:25
This graphic of Tetrads or "blood moons" put together by Steve fletcher, shows how often they happen, and what occurred during each one. As you can see the current Tetrad also has two solar eclipses in it. It's a bit like a royal flush of signs isn't it. Every time these tetrads happen Something majorly significant happens with Jerusalem. Another coincidence?
Below is a chart of the Tetrad, and what occurred for Israel.
The History of Each Tetrad and What Occurred.
"The Prophetic Significance of the Four Blood Moons" 11:57
The link below is an article about the details behind the significance of this sign, and how it all ties together with end times.
What do these signs mean?!
Jerusalem was returned and recognized as its Capital. That was the significance of it this time. It is there to get our attention, to show us the connection between Israel and the creator of the universe, to wake us up to the reality that the events in the book of Revelation are just as real as the great flood and Noah's Ark, and that, it IS in fact, "at the doors."
Mark 13 :28-29
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near: So you in like manner, when you shall see these things come to pass, know that it is near, even at the doors.
But people have been saying "The End" is near for years!
Plenty of us were tired of hearing wolf being cried, and plenty of people have tried to force match events of current times to prophecies, but it isn't time until it's time, and unlike before, now we have been given a sign in the celestial clock.
2 Peter 3:3-10 says,
Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.
It is a lot easier for scoffers to scoff at people when wolf has been cried for 100 years, or more. Even the prophet Jeremiah got tired of the sound of his own prophecies after 40 years of beating that drum. Then it happened as God said it would.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Jesus was 100% correct, as usual, when he said we don't know the day, or the hour. Telling people we have pinned that tail on this donkey, only causes harm. We will know when it is close, and that is how we should keep it in our minds for many reasons.
I was overwhelmed by the amount of noise out there myself, and I wanted to be very sure I wasn't getting this wrong, but something that bothered me, is that of all the signs that had happened, or were clearly falling into place, there was one I never got, and that troubled me a lot. So the very night I prayed in my head, "Lord, you said your old men will dream dreams in the last days,(Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:17) and I never had a dream that I knew was from the Lord, so I will stop pushing on this, because I don't want to cause the same amount of harm, as everyone else before me has." That very night I got an amazing response, in a dream that only God could have given me, and I thank him often for it. This is my video testimony of that dream.
"No Man Knoweth The Day Or The Hour" 1:01:24
There are many theories as to which of the festivals of the Biblical Jewish Customs the rapture may occur on. Anytime Jesus has done something of significance it's been on a Feast day, or on Passover. We don't know the day or hour, but there's a good bet it will happen on a Feast day. Of course, the calendars are so askew these days, it's unlikely we will even know when that day is supposed to be.
It seems kind of strange that the Jewish new year Rosh Hashanah, is on the 1st day of the 7th month of Tishri, doesn't it? It lands right on the Feast of trumpets, or Yom Teruah. "Why was it changed?", is an excellent question. Let's peel that back and go to either Numbers 29:1, or Leviticus 23:23-25 which says,
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation.
This article goes over that very strange change, and sheds a bit of light on the history of that conundrum.
One of the most intriguing verses and mysteries of the whole Bible is
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
What did Paul mean when he said at the last trump? Did he mean the final trumpet call of God? or was it the final trump of Yom Teruah? It was not specified so all we can do at this point is conjecture, THIS article, explains not only Yom Teruah, but it does indeed make sense of Matthew 25 parable of the 10 virgins and ties together multiple versus the will absolutely blow your mind if you have never com across this before. It is a must read!
The feast of Yom Teruah.
This is an Amazing article to keep in the back of your mind.
There is a lot of information to take in but it will be explained as we go on, but keep reading as it just keeps getting more and more interesting. If you are curious as to how often God refers to the stars, the link below provides 51 versus relating to the stars.
These 3 links are amazing for doing your own research.
More on dates and generations here:
You can reference nearly all of Israel's timeline as a nation here:
Convert Gregorian Calendar dates into Hebrew Calendar dates easily with this calculator:
Revelation 12: 1-2
The Revelation 12 Sign In 3 Minutes!!
And there appeared a great sign in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
The video just below is a quick 3 minute video that will show you the planetary movements with a "stellarium". No this is not a prophesy, this is math being used to project stellar movements, which have a more constant movement than any type of clock does. We can't make a clock that accurate and that goes for Stellariums as well, there will be differences between Stellariums as you go far into the past or future they do become more inaccurate. The arrangement that is going to occur seems to fit the great sign described in Revelation 12 perfectly, Whether it is or isn't is yet to be seen. Considering it is the only woman figure in the Mazzaroth (or Zodiac), it really narrows down the likelihood of this being that very sign. It happens above our heads, with the sun, the moon, and the stars. This video is done by youtube channel, "Parable of the Vineyard" is the best one I have seen yet. It is short and info packed.
For evidence of the infrequency of this sign in the past and into the future, go to this link to see the data, or go to the stellarium yourself. The only other date I found that comes close, but just isn't it is
August 4th, 3914 B.C. (which would actually be 3915 on account of the Stellarium "zero" year) Another Youtube preacher Robert Breaker mentions the significance of that in one of his videos I post in the last section.
"September 23 2017 - Part 1: The Revelation 12 Sign unlocked - Daniel's Sealed Prophecies" 24:58
After watching those videos you can see that this is something that commands our attention. This sign is not common place as some might say. At no other point does this happen in this way. The video claims it happened on, August 5th 3915B.C. However, when I looked I found it happened on August 4th 3914 B.C. according to stellarium, but he is correct in the actual year but off by one day. At any rate, it was nearly 6000 years ago. The videos made by "God's Roadmap to the End" have a lot of great information. As I find with most videos, I don't always agree with everything, but that is no reason to get dogmatic, or close your ears to all of it. All people are imperfect, and we could listen to nobody if we required a perfect message every time. This is where discernment and a strong constitution from what you have read from the Bible comes in. Remember be nice to each other, and iron sharpens iron, thats all we can try to do as imperfect people. I have friends who are certain that there is a Flat earth. I don't agree with that at all, And honestly think it only makes the gap between evolutionist and creationist bigger. Unless you are trying to put a satellite into orbit, it really makes absolutely no difference, does it? Believe it if you want to, it doesn't change the message. That message being, Jesus died for our sins, and that all fall short of salvation without him. Why waste time on the Earth's shape when you are more than likely only going confirm to seekers that you can't think correctly anyway. They think, "Well, that is an easy one, and if you cant get that right, why should I trust anything else you say?" Whether it's flat or not, you can't deny from experience that is probably the effect you'll have on them.
1 Timothy 1:3-7
As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer 4or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith. 5The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. 7They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
Revelation 12: 3-6
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Not quite as understood as verse 1 and 2 seem to be at this point. As it may seem, this is another sign as it says, but then the sign turns into an intense event by blocking out the Moon, the Sun, the Stars and casting 1/3 of the stars to earth. This may be a parallelism considering the book of Enoch, the book of Jasher, and the Bible all say that when Satan fell he took one third of the angels with him, but could also a rough idea of either fallen angels or about how many objects are going to pelt the surface of Earth. This one hasn't exactly been cracked wide open like verse 1 and 2 have. Mostly people are taking guesses at what it might mean, but so far, I have not been blown over by any of them at this point. However, below is a very interesting video regarding the Revelation 12: 3-6 verses. The Revelation 12:1-2 sign baffled people for years until it came into sight, and now it makes sense as we can see it. There is a lot of supposing going on out there about verses 3-6. I don't think we know just yet what it is, but when it happens it will confirm itself and the sign from verses 1-2.
Earthquakes, Famine, Strange Weather
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
All these are the beginning of birth pains.
When Jesus spoke these things, he was talking to his jewish disciples about the very end, at the end of the final week, not necessarily only prior to the rapture. However, the fact that we can see an increase in all of these things already and stages being set for that verse to really be fully happening indicates how truly close we are.
Nibiru is one of the topics you inherently come across when researching things like, end of days, or doom by meteors, so I found it needed to be addressed, as it could be a possibility. That's because NASA claimed there is evidence for it, but most of us can't actually check for ourselves. There are a lot of fake pictures and false claims. Again causing doubt for it.
However, as we have seen in the videos so far, NASA discovered it and admitted a Planet X/Nibiru, and the Nemesis system. They have said it is the answer to the unexplained, but admittedly weird pattern that all the planets abide by. They all get pulled by unknown mass in the same manner, indicating a singular body of mass causing this phenomenon. This is exactly how NASA found the planet Neptune. They found it in theory based on other known orbital patterns and then used math to locate its position.
Of course God does not need anything but his word to make things happen. However, from history we know all things, including the heavens are his, and used by him to achieve his will. These are a few of the verses that speak of earthquakes.
Mark 13 : 8
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.
Ironic it says "birth pains"... Seen that before have we?
Luke 21: 25- 28
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
There you have it, these are only some of the versus, but clearly the Earth is in for some serious shaking! That isn't including the first four seals of revelation, yet to be opened.
The first 4 Trumpets of Revelation
First Trumpet: Vegetation Struck
Revelation 8 : 7
The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.
Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck
Revelation 8 : 8-9
Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
Third Trumpet: The Waters Struck
Revelation 8 : 10-11
Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.
Fourth Trumpet: The Heavens Struck
Revelation 8 :12-13
Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night. And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!”
It seems as though there has been a pretty steady amount of intermittent famine for centuries.
In the current year of 2017, though there is famine in many places, famine and pestilence have not been declared a Worldwide epidemic, they may never claim that. However, It is there and it is getting worse. The precursor to famine, is low supplies and spread of disease. Damage to land, crops, and infrastructure would be a factor. There have been some MAJOR animal die off’s lately. This lack of food would very likely lead into famine very shortly, since our food supply is the food chain itself. The numbers of entire food chain links, that which depend on other links, are being decimated. Our population to food supply is reaching critical mass, and if the support system we rely on fails at any leg, it will be catastrophic.
Here is a shocking list of animal die offs, that is kept current.
In Hosea 4: It says this
Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites, because the Lord has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: “There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. There is only cursing, a lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea are swept away.
Many think this is only pertaining to those specific times. We forget that the lessons in the Bible are put there, not just for that day but for the application of every generation thereafter, to read, learn, and profit in knowledge from them. Otherwise what was the point of putting it into the Bible.
This link explains it very well.
In short, what was happening to them at the time, was yet another parallelism. Besides, God is indeed a just God as he says, why would he treat anyone differently for the same crime?
All the information is out there, once you are aware of it, all you have to do is go look. This website is a fantastic source for this topic.
There are all sorts of theories about why earthquakes and weather are getting strange, from "global warming", to "global cooling", from Nibiru, to government conspiracies like H.A.A.R.P, to whatever. Something, has been effecting our planet as well as the other planets. It is measurable, and it is causing the other planets to appear brighter. This is not difficult to measure. We are having issues with our planet's magnetic field as well. How do we know this? We launched two satellites into orbit called the, “Grace twin Satellites” for the purpose to study exactly that.
Including causing weather generations and cloud production. Which could be why all the planets are getting brighter. I think we may notice weather continue to increase in magnitude, and strangeness, more so, than it already has been. Not only because of our own understanding, but because of this verse.
Luke 21: 25- 28
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
The Destruction of Damascus
The Destruction of the city of Damascus has been foretold in the book of Isaiah 17:1 - 6, which reads.
The burden concerning Damascus.
Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, says the LORD of hosts. And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall fade, and the fatness of his flesh shall grow lean. And it shall be as when the reaper gathers the grain, and reaps the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathers ears in the valley of Rephaim. Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in its outmost fruitful branches, says the LORD God of Israel.
Then there is Jeremiah 49:23-27
“Concerning Damascus. ‘Hamath andArpad are put to shame, for they have heard bad news; they are disheartened. There is anxiety by the sea, it cannot be calmed. Damascus has become helpless; she has turned away to flee, and panic has gripped her; distress and pangs have taken hold of her like a woman in childbirth. How the city of praise has not been deserted, the town of My joy! Therefore, her young men will fall in her streets, and all the men of war will be silenced in that day,’ declares the Lord of hosts. ‘I will set fire to the wall of Damascus, and it will devour the fortified towers of Ben-hadad.'”
Considering the ongoing conflict in Syria, as well as the hiding of around 2000 tons of Chemical weapons from the UN were located in the suburbs of Damascus in 2013, and now they have done another Chemical attack April 4th, 2017, amongst many other things, it is safe to say this town has a big target on it. The fulfillment of the prophesy is very likely to happen any day with their lack of control or regard for anything but themselves. The words of the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah, is like all Biblical prophesy, it is strange and packed with information. Prophecy tends to require a good amount of it's own study. Below are some great websites concerning the fall of Damascus, and a break down of what we can derive from the Bible.
Gog and Magog
"The Ezekiel 38 War and the Battle of Armageddon" 28:30
Israel is going to be surrounded by nations and attacked, primarily by what is thought to be Russia (Magog).
You may have heard about the 70 nations gathering against Israel to divid it on January, 15th of 2017.
It would seem that this is the "beginning of sorrows", and that unfolding. The nations are tired of the unrest in Israel, the war it causes, and they are envious of their oil, and control of it at the port in Jerusalem . They are going to attack it according to the bible.
A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel.
The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares: “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness,” declares the Lord. “I will keep a watchful eye over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations. Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God.’
Here are two websites that explain the entire scenario in detail:
Ezekiel 38:1-3 Fulfilled Nov 22, 2017!
Building The 3rd Temple
Muslims believe this rough rock surface, is where the Prophet Muhammad stepped off Earth and onto a steed, then ascended to heaven. For a long time and still many today out of tradition think this is where the old temple stood. It turns out they are both incorrect. How can anybody say that, you ask? With where the Dome of the Rock is currently located, there are some major problems that go against what is written in the Bible about the site of Solomon's Temple. As far as what the Muslims believe, well they are so far in another direction, that it would take another website to address it. With what the Jews believe we can examine why this can't be the location of the old temple.
This is a topic that often came up in my household when talking about eschatology. How there was a blasted Muslim temple right in the way of where the new temple was to be rebuilt, as seen in this picture. This location really isn't important considering that the third temple doesn't have God in it anyway. He not only doesn't condone it, he condemns it for rejecting the blood of Jesus, which is the new covenant to cover all sins since he came into the world. Any further sacrifices is an insult and rejection to his one and only son's crucifixion. What is important is that it will be built somewhere, and in the middle of the "Week" that is where the antichrist will be revealed to even the Jews, as he claims to be God.
If you are unsure as to where all this comes from, this link references 34 places in the Bible that tell us there will be another temple in the last days. For example, The abomination of desolation and the seizing of sacrifices occurs at the temple, which of course has not been built yet.
The video below talks about a few different crucial reasons as to why the old temple would have been in a totally different location, such as the location of the spring of Gihon to the pool of Siloam. Just take a look at the next video and you will see why the rebuilding of the temple just got a whole lot closer than many people thought. The Muslim temple doesn't need to be destroyed, or moved at all for the 3rd Jewish temple to be built. A lot of the Supplies are ready for the new temple now, and they can start building it as soon as they collectively admit the western wall they have been praying on this whole time, has been the western retaining wall for Fort Antonia, which ironically was actually one of the militaries that defeated Jerusalem, and they are praying to that wall, as if God listens better when your using a wall to pray in the first place... Maybe they will end up building the unnecessary temple in the wrong spot anyway, only time will tell.
Here is a link about it, from a very reputable source, Josephus Flavious. Information about Fort Antonia from a man who was there.
"The Coming Temple - Full Documentary" 48:18
The Dead Sea Prophecy
"Dead Sea (Ezekiel) Prophecy Fulfilled ! Israel News! Fish Swimming Along the Dead Sea's Shores" 9:35
"Freshwater In Dead Sea Creates Life" 2:47
As you see from the video, in prophecies by Zechariah and Ezekiel, the dead sea which has such a high salt content that nothing can live in it will some how become fresh enough for fish to live in it. This one is particularly awesome to me as it would be even more impossible to fake or predict, and it involves a feature of Earth itself that of which is just so super unlikely to support life. Yet God through two separate prophets of different times, Zechariah and Ezekiel says, You see that very dead salty sea over there, in the last days I will make it fresh and people will fish from it. Do you have any idea how long the dead sea has been so dead for? This... Is Amazing!
And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. 9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. 10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many. 11 But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.
The Red Heifer
What boggles my mind about this one, is that the Jewish people do not accept the new testament, (or new covenant as I like to call it). The covenant, or promise that that Jesus' blood is the last and final blood sacrifice to cover all sins thereafter, for those who call on him, and believe in who He is. They still think they need animal blood to atone for their sins. That makes me wonder two things, How have they been atoning for their sins over the past 2000 years? Are they killing lambs and pigeons when they get home? (See Leviticus 5) I doubt it, I sure hope not anyway. The second, is how can they possibly deny Jesus, and use blood that is definitely of less value than the blood of Jesus?
Either way, as they see it they will need a Red Heifer to sacrifice in accordance to the temple laws as described in,
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: “This is a requirement of the law that the Lord has commanded: Tell the Israelites to bring you a red heifer without defect or blemish and that has never been under a yoke. Give it to Eleazar the priest; it is to be taken outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence.
This is obviously important as they can not resume temple sacrifices as we know they are about to do once it is built. Without the red heifer they cant use the temple. However, after 3 1/2 years they will soon realize their fault in the middle of the tribulation when the antichrist, claims himself to be God in the temple which never had God in it, the antichrist will put an end to the sacrifices that had no meaning anyway. That's when it is going to get terrible.
That, is when the "Great" tribulation begins.
"Breaking News: RED HEIFER IS BORN IN ISRAEL! PROPHECY UPDATE: Third Temple" 16:19
How to get ETERNAL LIFE
according to the Bible
Believe in your heart Jesus is The Lord, and that God raised him from the dead.
Declare it with your mouth, and you will be saved.
If you believe Jesus is your savior, be thankful! We're going home to place where 1 Corinthians 2:9 happens!
If you aren't quite sure Jesus is your savior, put your heart out on a limb. Nobody even needs to know you said it, God knows. It doesn't cost you anything, it is very easy, the reward is eternal life, just take a moment to believe,
Jesus is who he said he is.
Even if nothing happened, you are still in the same place you were before. The risk vs. reward here is an easy decision.
John 3: 12-21
If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are worked in God.
Acts 11: 16-18
Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?” When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”
They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”
“John’s baptism,” they replied.
Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
What is the will of The Father?
“And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”