Matt 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world : the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just
First of all: What is the end of the world?
Prior to this, Jesus taught the parable of the wheat and the tares, where he says the end of the world is when He will send His angels to gather the elect (at the time of the rapture).
Matt 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
This is the same as His statement in the timeline He presents in Matt 24:31 and Mark 13:27.
The world is the people.
It is not the destruction of the earth, but the destruction of the wicked people at His return and take-over of the world.
Read the following in your Bible: Matt 24, Mark 13, Luke 17 and 21
Jesus said when we see these signs – This generation shall not pass away. So the generation alive when these signs appear will not grow old and die before the end of the world...
Earthquakes – doubled in last 30 years - quadrupled in the last 100 years
Famines – Starving people all over the world – South America, Africa, Asia, India
Pestilences – Aids epidemic, Flu's (bird flu, CoronaVirus (COVID-19), swine flu, etc.), Resurgence of old plagues – The Plague, Mumps, Measles, Scarlet Fever, and diseases like Tuberculosis, Cancer, Brain diseases, etc.
Great signs from heaven, sun moon stars – Alignment that happened in Sept 2017 happens only once every 7000 years, and Studies show there has been much increase in Solar Activity in recent decades
Sea and waves roaring
- Tsunami's have killed hundreds of thousands recently...
Wars and rumors of wars - Wars in Africa, Middle East, India, Asia, Russia - WW3 looming on the horizon...
False Christs – More than 30 people we know of in the last 200 years claim to be Jesus Christ (many alive today with large followings)
False prophets - False prophets and false teachers are everywhere in the "church" today
Love waxes cold - Hard hearted people, especially in the millennial generation. Have you noticed how so many have no compassion? How it's all about me, me, me? Even mothers and fathers to their children!
Brother against brother, children against parents, etc., hated for Jesus' name - Islam and contentions about religion is causing this to happen all over the world today and will get much, much worse when the Antichrist takes over the world
Luke 21:29 Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
Is there any doubt the time is now? All of the signs Jesus told us about are happening right now! Jesus said when we see these signs – This generation shall not pass away. So the generation alive right now will not grow old and die before the end of the world!
Water from the flood... If you look at this geological tectonic map of the fault lines and volcanoes, you’ll notice that they follow the mountain ranges and the deep valleys of the oceans. Right where the mountains arose and the valleys sank, the crust is weak and broken.
Ps 104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. 7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. 8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
This phrase, “go up by the mountains, down by the valleys” means to rise up and sink down, into the place where God had founded for them.
This map shows where God caused the deep valleys and the mountain chains to remove the water from the flood, and it's exactly where the earth is weak and eroding to the point that God knew would be this time, today, that they would begin to cause catastrophes and the "signs" that He told us would happen!
So, why can't it be another 50 years? Even though all the signs Jesus said would happen are happening right now, and this generation shall not pass away, why does that mean it can't be another 40-50 years?
There are a number of other things that show us where we are in the timeline of the Lords EndTime events...
One that gives us a pretty clear picture of timeline is that Islam is almost certainly the 4th Seal (Rev 6 Seal and Zech 6 Spirit), and we're told specifically that the Green Horse is given power over a fourth part of the earth.
Rev 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale (remember, this is actually green) horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Islam grew from 1.48 billion in 2008 to 1.8 billion in 2015 (approximates). It's estimated that Islam is almost exactly 25% of the world today (2017). At that rate of growth it could not be too many more years before they go beyond a "fourth part".
So if Islam is the fourth Seal, it would not match prophecy if the day of the Lord were to be as long as 50 years from now. Projected growth would put Islam at much more than 25% by then.
Another reason it is very unlikely that it'll be another 50 years is the timing of Gods plan as it has unfolded throughout history and the number of years between major events. 6000 years from creation to today!
The Bible shows the exact years from Creation to Abraham (approx 2000 years).
Adam was 130 years old when he begat Seth, who was 105 years old when he begat Enos, who was 90 years old when he begat Cainan, who was 70 years old when he begat Mahalaleel, who was 65 years old when he begat Jared, who was 162 years old when he begat Enoch, who was 65 years old when he begat Methuselah, who was 187 years old when he begat Lamech, who was 182 years old when he begat Noah, who was 500 years old when he begat Shem, who was 100 years old when he begat Arphaxad, who was 35 years old when he begat Selah, who was 30 years old when he begat Eber, who was 34 years old when he begat Peleg, who was 30 years old when he begat Reu, who was 32 years old when he begat Serug, who was 30 years old when he begat Nahor, who was 29 years old when he begat Terah, who was 70 years old when he begat Abraham, who was 100 when he begat Isaac. Total of 1946 years from Creation to Abraham (2046 to when God made the promises to Abraham and Isaac was born).
A note about the Septuagint vs Masoretic Text and the question of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad who is listed in Luke 3:36 but not in Genesis 11:13 or 1 Chronicles 1:24 in the KJV. Some people believe that the Septuagint must be used as a more accurate translation of the Old Testament because it lists Cainan in Genesis but the Masoretic Text does not. But, the thing I've never heard when people have argued this, is that neither the Septuagint nor the Masoretic Text list Cainan in 1 Chronicles! If the Septuagint were so accurate, why does it not have Cainan listed in 1 Chronicles? Because of that, I lean toward the Masoretic Text (used in the KJV) being accurate in this case and believe it's the Cainan in Luke that was incorrectly listed in the Greek manuscript used for the translation, and as such the Masoretic Text is correct in excluding Cainan from Genesis and 1 Chronicles. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, no worries, but you may hear it someday if you're talking to people about this genealogy list.
Then, we see it was another 2000 years from Abraham to Jesus.
From Abraham, when he was about 100 years old, to the actual conquering of the promised land was 470 years.
Ex 12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
Gal 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
From the time of the promise to bringing Israel out of Egypt and creation of the Law, was about 430 years.
Acts 7:6 And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.
Abraham was 100 when he begat Isaac, so his "seed" sojourned in a strange land (the area of Egypt) about 400 years until God brought Israel out of Egypt.
Abram (renamed to Abraham later by God) was 75 when God called him out of Haran to sojourn in a strange land and made the promise to him and his seed (Gen 12)
The time Israel spent in the wilderness was 40 years.
So, the total time Abraham and his seed spent sojourning in Egypt was 430 years plus 40 years in the wildnerness, which comes to 470 years from the promise to the fulfillment when Israel went into the promised land.
Acts 13:20 And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
The time of the Kings was approximately 500 years until Nebuchadnezzar invaded Israel. The Bible shows time frames that match perfectly with archeological digs and historical information uncovered, proving the date ranges.
Daniel served under Nebuchadnezzar from the time he was a young man and continued serving Cyrus of Persia and Darius the Mede when he was an old man.
Daniel's prophecy of 70 weeks (70 weeks of years in Daniel 9) said it would be 483 years (the first 69 weeks) until the Messiah (Jesus) from the time of the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem.
This command was given in Ezra chapter 1 with king Cyrus.
So we have approximately 2000 years total to the birth of Jesus Christ.
And today we are another 2000 years from Jesus to today.
A total of 6 millennial days. 2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
We are at the 6000 year mark from Creation. It is highly unlikely that it will be another 50 years to the end of the world (this era), when Christ returns.
The seventh "day" will be the 1000 year reign of Christ, after His return.
Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
As I mentioned in my Jewish Feasts and Prophecy eNewsLetter it is highly likely that the return of Christ will be during the Fall Feasts in the year 2032, which would be almost exactly 2000 years from His death, burial and resurrection!
Considering several different variables, it seems most likely for the Confirmation of the Covenant to happen in the year 2025,
with the Return of Christ in the year 2032.
My reasoning is:
The lunar calendar is the basis for the Jewish calendar and when we look at the number of lunar cycles from year to year, it makes logical sense that the events will happen in a seven year lunar cycle that matches the time frames the Lord gave us concerning the time of the Antichrist.
The seven year period of 2017 through 2024 matches this pattern and ends with a partial lunar eclipse around the time of the feasts
The next seven year period that matches is 2022 through 2029 and ends with a total lunar eclipse, but the eclipse is in December outside of the time of the feasts...
The next seven year period that matches is 2025 through 2032 and this period ends with the next Blood Moon Tetrad around the time of the feasts
The Blood Moon Tetrad in 2032 matches what we know about the final events
Rev 6:12-17 and Matt 24:29 - see Chart A, here: Chart A showing the final events of this age
And Chart B further down on that page: The moon becomes as blood or is darkened in Rev 6, Joel 2 and 3, Matt 24, and Zechariah 14.
This also aligns perfectly with what I believe (implicit in scripture) is God's timetable of 7 total days (1000 years X 7) for this part of His plan for creation before we move to the next stage into eternity. 4 thousand years (the first 4 days) from the creation of the universe and the earth, to His death, burial and resurrection at age 33 when His ministry was finished at His first coming (It's unlikely that on exactly January 1, year 0 Christ was born but is within a year or two plus or minus). Another 2 thousand years from then to now, for a total of 6 days so far. And then the final day, which will be the millennial reign of Christ.
It is also almost certain that we are in the very last of the last days before the coming of the Lord. It's extreemly unlikely that my generation will pass away before He returns, as He said in Matthew 24:35. All the signs He gave us in that prophecy are certainly coming to pass right now!
Also, when we look at all the other prophecies of the last days, the 4 spirits in the world (Revelation 6:1-8 and Zechariah 6:1-8), the 4 beasts (kings/nations) of Daniel 7 that become one in Rev 13, the "falling away" of true believers, the uprooting of the 3 kings of Daniel 7 and Revelation 17, etc... it's obvious in my mind.
The coming of the final 7 years is certainly imminent!
Please NOTE! I am NOT saying this is a fact, or that this is definitely the year of Christ's return, not by any means! I'm stating this as a likelihood based on study of prophecy and truth in the Bible.
But wait, there's a few more things to consider...
Since it's a possibility that the first four Trumpets have blown, it's very interesting that "time" appears to fly these days. Even with children. I remember as a child how summer seemed to last forever, but when my kids were in school I asked them if it seemed that way, but they told me it seemed like it was there and gone, even when they were out of school for 2 and a half months. God has changed time? 4th trumpet?
The 6th trumpet shows a war that will kill a third of mankind, and will have an army of 200 million. This is now a reality in that this is the size of the army China can field in a war... There are 200 million men of military age in China today.
The Jewish temple is ready for rebuild. They have the blueprints, all the utensils and clothing, furniture, and everything necessary to build the third temple in Jerusalem. In 2007 I stood next to the cornerstone that they have ready to place when they get the go-ahead to build the temple. They are secretly building the temple off-site just as the first temple was built. Jews today are clamoring to get it done so they can resume animal sacrifices and resume all the rituals in the temple.
Knowledge in the End Time will increase... how much has knowledge increased in the last few decades? By leaps and bounds it has grown! Daniel 12:4 ...'even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.'
We have the ability to enforce the mark of the beast in Rev 13. Today they are already using chips under the skin and RFID tattoos on animals and people. This is the mechanism that will almost certainly be used by the Antichrist to impose sanctions on individuals. It's also interesting to know that Islamic signs of compliance for Jihad are represented by headbands and armbands on the right arm, which are the two areas mentioned in the Bible where the mark will be placed. Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
If you've been keeping track of world news, you probably know that the Confirmation of the covenant is imminent! Russia and several Arab nations are acknowledging the right of Israel to exist! This is the first time in history!
Does this sound like the world of today? Most definitely! 2 Timothy 3:1-5 .....'This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
World Peace... the goal of the whole world... also the call of the New World Order, "Peace and Safety". 1 Thess 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety ; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
The Bible says the Gospel will be preached to all the world... Today we are in the deepest jungles, everywhere on the planet, and the whole world has heard the gospel.
The falling away is happening NOW. Paul tells us in 2 Thess 2:3 that the Day of the Lord will not come until there's a falling away first. It's happening by leaps and bounds and there is hardly anywhere, in any church, where you can actually find the truth being taught. People have fallen so far from truth that it doesn't exist any more in the hearts and minds of men!
Prophecy can now be understood! The words were closed up and sealed by God, until the time of the end. Now that it's the time of the end, the words are no longer sealed up! We can understand them! See more on this, here Dan 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Jesus said it would be as the days of Lot and Noah when He returns. The days of rampant homosexuality are on us... the thoughts of mens hearts are only evil continually...
Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage,
until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought,
they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be
in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Gen 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
My friends, we are there. There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that the time is now. Not 40 or 50 years from now. Now.
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