How soon is the Rapture?

When is Jesus returning?

Well lets go back to the beginning when did Jesus die?

We come from the perspective that according to Gods time table 1,000 years for us is 1 day to him.

In Gen 1:14-19 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. So God placed lights in the firmament on the 4th day.

Then in Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the “Sun” of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

This is a prophecy that Jesus would die on the forth day or Wednesday as he would be our healer.

Then in Hosea 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. So 2 days is 2,000 years after his death, then the 3rd day is the millennial kingdom. Therefore He would have died on the fourth day! Thus fulfilling the seven days!

Now we know it had to be Wednesday because Scripture said he would be in the grave for 3 days and 3 nights. Mathew 12:38-40 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Now Genesis gives us the definition of a day. Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. Thus the day starts at sundown and goes until sundown the next day. Thus Jesus would have gone into the tomb on Wednesday before sunset as the next day was a Sabbath! So sunset wed to sunset thur is day 1, sunset thur to sunset Fri is day 2 and sunset fri to sunset sat is day 3. Then he resurrected before sunrise on Sunday!

So now we know it was a wed crucifixion! Now we go to the book of Daniel After much study I believe Jesus died on Passover wed April 14th 28 AD. Thus Jesus would have ascended into heaven on May 2, 28 AD.

Now Israel became a nation in 1948. So if we take 1948 multiply by 360 days in Jewish year we get 701,280 days. Now From May 2, 28 AD the day Jesus ascended into heaven if you add 701,280 days you end up at May 14, 1948 the day Israel became a nation again! Thus fulfilling the Ezekiel prophecy Son of man, can these bones live? And the Isaiah prophecy can a nation be born in one day? Prophecy.

It was King Belshazzar that saw the writing on the wall saying the head of Gold of the gentile ruler ship had come to an end. But also revealed a signature number that represented the end of one age and the beginning of another.  Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin when calculated out in Hebrew numerology it is                        50 plus 50 plus 1 plus 25 for a total of 126     take this times 20 the weight of 1 shekel    Dan 5:25 for a total of 2,520

This is amazing as 7 the number of divine completion when multiplied by 360 days in a Jewish year equals 2,520 now in Daniels prophecy we have one week left so if we take seven days times 360 days we have 2,520 again.

Now remember in Daniels prophecy it is one day equals one year. So we are looking at a prophecy of 2,520 years. So is this the time period between the 69th and 70th week in Daniels prophecy? If so time is running out very quickly.

We need to look at when the decree was given to begin the 70 week prophecy of Daniel. Jesus’ death in 28 AD is the key because it leaves only one possible date for the decree. 457 BC when Artaxerxes gave the command to rebuild and restore Jerusalem.

Now there is a gap between the 69th and 70th week in Daniels prophecy. Did God stop time? I believe scripture shows that what happens is that God multiplied time and added it to his prophetic time clock just as he told the Israel people he would do when they disobeyed him. Adding time so they would repent and return to God. We see a clear example of this in Numbers where twelve spies where sent out to check out the land Israel was to receive. Because they brought back a bad report the Jews fell into grumbling and unbelief. So did God stop the clock? NO.

Numbers 14:34 According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for each day you shall bear your guilt one year, namely forty years, and you shall know my rejection.

If we go backwards from the Crucifixion to the time given in Daniel we end up with 457 BC as the date of the command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem. God added years to the clock to bring about the repentance and renewal of the Jewish people.

Now let us look at the similarities between the response to the spies and the appearance of Jesus. They were seeking after a sign that he was the son of God. But Jesus said in    Mathew 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of [a]the prophet Jonah.” And He left them and departed. The Jews would see the fulfillment of their own words as they would be cursed for their unbelief.

Numbers 14:2 And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness!

Numbers 14:28-29 Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you:  The carcasses of you who have complained against Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above.

Then the Jews did it again. Now let us look at the curse they put into motion when they sought the crucifixion of Christ. Mathew 27:24-25 When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see to it. And all the people answered and said His blood be on us and on our children.

So what is the punishment would it not be the same as when they believed the evil report of the spies? When God multiplied a year for a day and they wandered for 40 years in the desert?

So the question is why the break between the 69th and 70th week and the answer is unbelief of the Jews. So when should we expect the end to come? Well when we look at the 40 years in the wilderness it begins from the time they entered the wilderness not from the time of their unbelief. Thus we assume the 2,520 years begin at the time of the decree in 457 BC. So 2,520 days equals 2,520 years times 360 days for a total of 907,200 days. Which is 2,485 years on our calendar. Now subtract the 457 years BC for when the command was given and you end up at 2028 AD.

Now what is really amazing is that if you go by 1,000 yrs is a day to God and Jesus died in 28 AD then 2000 years for 2 days brings us to 2028 AD

Furthermore according to the Fig tree parable since Israel became a nation in 1948 and psalms says a generation is 70-80 years. Then 1948 + 80 is 2028!

I believe with great certainty that we will see the Tribulation begin this year!

Now because Jesus did each feast on the day of the feast in the spring I am certain he will do so in the fall as well! The next feast to be fulfilled is the Feast of Trumpets and that would be in Sept of 2028. Thus if the Tribulation is 7 years and ends in Sept it must begin in Sept. So I feel we only have a few months before it begins. Now the rapture will occur before the Tribulation begins I don’t now the date but it must be near!

God fulfilled in whole or in part seven end-time prophecies during the 20th Century.

  1. The regathering of the Jewish people to their homeland (Isaiah 11:10-12 and Ezekiel 36:22-28).
  2. The re-establishment of the state of Israel (Isaiah 66:7-8, Ezekiel 37:21-22 and Zechariah 12:2-3).
  3. The reclamation of the land of Israel (Isaiah 35:1-2,7 and Ezekiel 36:35).
  4. The revival of the Hebrew language (Zephaniah 3:9 and Jeremiah 31:23).
  5. The re-occupation of the city of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:1-3 and Luke 21:24).
  6. The resurgence of the Israeli military (Zechariah 12:6,8 and Isaiah 41:15).
  7. The refocusing of world politics on Israel (Zechariah 12:3 and 14:1-9).

This is a formidable list of prophecies being fulfilled before our very eyes. We are truly once again living in Bible times equivalent to the period of time when Jesus came into this world the first time as a baby in Bethlehem.

There is another Jewish sign that is not included in the list above and which is often overlooked. It is the preparations that the Orthodox Jews of Israel are making for the construction of their Third Temple. The Bible clearly prophesies that a Third Temple will exist in the end-times during the Great Tribulation. 

The end is coming quickly! Do you know Jesus as your personal savior? Please if you don’t know Jesus do so today. We are watching prophesy come to pass right before our eyes. There is no promise we will have another day!

Jesus is going to come for his church and you don’t want to be left behind.

So how do you accept Jesus? So how do you get this Peace and Joy?  It’s the ABC’s of salvation.

A- Admit you’re a sinner and Accept that Jesus was real

Scripture teaches us that we are all sinners no matter how good a life we live.

Romans 3:10 

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 3:23

For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God

But we have a chance at eternal life.

B- Believe with your heart that Jesus was crucified and rose on the third day.

Romans 5:8 

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C- Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, that you want to follow him and ask him to forgive you of your sins. 

Romans 10:9-10 

 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 10:13 

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

If you are serious and truly believe in your heart what you have said then you should receive the Holy Spirit immediately. Then I suggest you find a church and get baptized, that you may receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and this will change your life!