Skip to comments.Jesus Christ To Call His Beloved Ones To Meet Him in the Clouds Very Soon - Perhaps This Year - 2010
Posted on 03/29/2010 4:05:06 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
(This is NEWS - Please Keep This in Breaking News, Admin Moderators. It is not about "religion". It is about Current Events!)
1 Thessalonians 4: 13 - 18:
But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.
More on that article in next post.
If you do not know Jesus yet, the time to turn to Him is NOW. Please run to Jesus - do it Today! All those who call upon Him, He will in no wise cast away.
His coming for His Beloveds - His Church - Which is all those who Belong to Him and who are alive at the time He Returns in the Clouds to call His Own to Meet Him in the Air - is very very near! Perhaps even this year!
From the Article Mentioned just above:
By Daymond Duck
The disciples asked Jesus, What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the age (Matthew 24:3)?
After several comments, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away till all these things be fulfilled (Matthew 24:34).
Controversy surrounds what He said. Some say this generation means the generation that was alive when Jesus was speaking. Most who believe this way spiritualize the Bible. They say Jesus came back about 2,000 years ago and that His return was a spiritual return. Others say this generation means the generation that sees all these things that Jesus had just mentioned in Matthew chapter 24. Most who believe this way take the Bible literally. And they say the return of Jesus is still future. It seems more likely that this second group is right.
For one thing, Jesus talked about the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing in the Holy place (Matthew 24:15). That didnt happen in the generation Jesus was speaking to. But it will happen in the future when the Antichrist defiles the rebuilt Temple 3½ years after a seven-year covenant for peace in the Middle East. Theres no evidence of a seven-year covenant for peace in the Middle East when Jesus said these things.
For another thing, Jesus talked about great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world, no nor ever shall be (Matthew 24:21). Its a stretch to say that 70 A.D. was worse than the Flood, worse than WWI, worse than WW II, worse than the Holocaust, or worse than anything that will happen in the future.
For another thing, Jesus said, Except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved (Matthew 24:21). No one came close to destroying the Romans Empire or everyone on earth in 70 A.D. Theres no evidence that Jesus came back and prevented anything like this from happening.
For another thing, Jesus said, Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other (Matthew 24:29-31). Theres no evidence of a darkened sun and moon, falling stars, everyone seeing Jesus, everyone on earth mourning, trumpets sounding, and all the elect being gathered together in 70 A.D.
Finally, Jesus told the parable of the fig tree (Matthew 24:32). Many commentators believe the fig tree represents Israel. Many believe that Jesus was saying when you see Israel back in the land know that the Second Coming is near. Israel had to be destroyed before she could come back into being.
How Long is This Generation
The Bible is vague and speculation abounds on this. After many years of saying we dont know how long a generation is, this ministry has turned to saying, We believe the terminal generation started in 1948 and it is our opinion that it will last 70 to 80 years.
The major reason for this change is that we have a better understanding of Psalm 90. It is the first of eleven Psalms that were written by Moses. Many believe its the oldest Psalm in the Bible. It begins with a comment about all generations. Moses said, Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations (Psalm 90:1). It talks about God forming or creating the earth (Psalm 90:2). It says, For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night (Psalm 90:4). Peter said it this way, one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day (II Peter 3:8). Psalm 90 makes a reference to the Flood and the brevity of life (Psalm 90:4-8). It turns to a discussion of our days and years (Psalm 90:9). Then, Moses said, The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away (Psalm 90:10). We will come back to this, but for the time being lets stick to the remainder of the Psalm. It mentions the anger and wrath of God which could be a reference to the Tribulation Period (Zephaniah 1:14-15; Revelation 6:16-17). It asks God to teach us to number our days that we may use our precious days wisely (Psalm 90:12). It calls upon the Lord to return which could be a reference to the Second Coming at the end of the Tribulation Period and asks how long it will be (Psalm 90:13). Then, it closes with four verses that can well be applied to the Millennium (Psalm 90:14-17).
Now, lets go back to verse 10 which reads, The days of our years are threescore years and ten (70 years); and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years (80 years), yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. We are not predicting a date, but assuming that the terminal generation started in 1948, and it will be 70 to 80 years long, it appears that God will fulfill everything including the Rapture, Tribulation Period and Second Coming, in 70 or perhaps up to 80 years (by 2018, but He may delay up to 2028). If one subtracts seven years (from 2017 or up to 2018) for the Tribulation Period, and an unspecified amount of time for the period between the Rapture and the beginning of the Tribulation Period, its obvious that the Rapture could happen any time.
As long as you’re on watch, I feel safe.
I hope so.....
Jesus: “Yes, I am coming soon.”
The believing Church: “Come Lord Jesus” Revelation 22:21
Correction: To believe the title, you have to disbelieve a far larger body of scripture than the cited passage.
Are you referring to a lack of evidence of a “rapture”?
Have ‘HIM’ ping me
Jesus Christ is right now pulling out all the stops in order to reach as many on this earth as possible to call them to Himself BEFORE He returns to meet all who belong to Him in the clouds in order to deliver them from the Great Tribulaton which is about to break upon this earth.
Just as in the Days of Noah so shall it be at the time of my coming again...Jesus said.
Noah and his family and many animals were saved in that ark from the first destruction of the earth that happened with the flood that covered the earth.
Jesus is “the Ark” who is going to come and bring His Beloveds to be with Him - safe from the time of great trouble, distress, and destruction that will begin VERY VERY SOON!
He is calling you who are reading this - to come to Him NOW. Do not delay another second.
He LONGS for you to be WITH HIM - starting now and taking you safely through the next seven years and then through the time of His return as Lord of Lords and King of Kings which will occur after the seven year time of tribulation to set up His Kingdom on this earth - and then into the new heavens and new earth which God is creating after that time.
You will forever be with the Lord Jesus, with all who are His from all history past until the end of time - AND (as we learned on another thread) with our beloved animals!
All who Call upon the Name of Jesus Shall Be Saved!
That includes YOU - please call upon Him this very moment!
These blind guides will have their reward.
32"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. 33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that itis near, right at the door. 34I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
The whole passage is about the end times. Taken in context, it would most likely refer to the generation about which Jesus is talking, the one seeing the signs.
If makes no sense at all for Jesus to be going on about what's going to happen at the end, in the middle of it switch from talking about the end times generation to the generation He's living among, and then suddenly switch back to the end times one.
Read the Bible...
Such as? I’ve never heard any solid arguments against it.
Always be prepared, but do not panic, and do not run towards those who are proclaiming to know when Christ is returning. Do not follow false prophets. Do continue to reach out to those around you and share the love of Christ.
REMEMBER what Jesus said: "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only."
There’s not going to be the need for a peace treaty unless things get really bad first.
I don’t know that there’s much historical precedent for signing peace treaties when things are quiet and nobody is fighting.
Would such a peace treaty, if it transpired, be referred to as promoting ‘cold peace’?
Take 6 If We Ever
Well, there is also 2000 years of precedent. From Peter on, people have been just as convinced as you He would return “soon”, and with just as much (or more!) reason to think so. No, this time it isn’t different.
Nobody is predicting he day and hour here.
While nobody knows the day or the hour, we can read the signs that Jesus Himself gave us to be aware that His coming is near. Jesus Himself told us that.
Otherwise, what would the point be of Him warning us to watch and be ready?
Even the bridemaids with their lamps were watching, waiting, and expecting, even though they didn’t know the exact hour.
Jesus is speaking to all who dwell on the earth in many different (and somewhat “new”) ways today in order to reach the all the whosoevers possible - BEFORE HE RETURNS FOR HIS CHURCH (THE BRIDE OF CHRIST - HIS CHURCH)!
He is speaking through His Word of course.
But also through:
The Clouds (Look UP!)
Through Archaeology (Noah’s Ark To Be Discovered Very Soon)
Through Science (The Key to Aging Has Been Discovered)
Through What is Happening in Churches, In Businesses, in Homes, Neighorhoods, Cities, States, Nations, Countries
Through what is happening in Nature: Earthquakes, Storms, Floods, Tsunami Waves, The Snows, Lightning, Fire, Animals including the beloved kind and the pest kind
Through His Angels who are very very active in the world today
Through the Outpouring of His Holy Spirit as foretold in Joel 2 during which young men and women and old men and women shall dream dreams and see visions
And in many many more ways - in every way possible to draw every person - to draw you - unto Himself - now - in time - before He comes in the clouds so very soon!
I don’t have a clue what you mean by that.
Yes indeed - our HOPE is CERTAIN!
Except for the pesky details of things that need to be in place for prophecy to be fulfilled, that weren’t in those days.
But in those days, they didn’t have that kind of verification or knowledge of events.
All of scripture is about Jesus - and His role in the History of this World - including and especially His plan for the end of history - He is the Alpha and the Omega.
The ending of world history is upon us!
He will deliver His beloveds from the horrors of the time of God’s Wrath which will break upon this earth very very soon.
He says His Church, His beloveds, are NOT appointed unto God’s Wrath -neither the wrath of Hell or the wrath of the time of the Great and Terrible Tribulation time which will begin very very soon!
I happen to take things metaphorically. Living in Jesus is a continuous process. It’s not an ‘event’ (oh, the dreaded e-word...).
There is always the possibility of Armageddon; not at any specific point in time, but simply: every second of our lives, and in the lives of our descendenta.
It can be: an electromagnetic storm that ruins the internet, and electricity. We are so dependent...
A meteorite clash.
And: a man-made catastrophe.
Things look pretty grim at the moment. But there is no reason for despair for those who believe in Jesus. We won’t back down. Or sink into decadence and depravity.
There are many people who show their real faces when there’s a sense of the End Time.
These real faces are not nice. They are satanic. Unbridled lust, sexual depravity, massive drug ingestion, senseless violence: see Sodom and Gomorro. An eternal possibility.
But according to Christ, hope will prevail, and goodness wil win in the end.
Amen! Hallelujah - so glad you know Him!
OK, I read that entire post and have one question. Why do the scholars believe the terminal generation began in the 1948?
Also, I also study the Bible. Many commentators say the Greek word “generation” (”genea”) cited in Matthew 24: 34, can translate to more generalized the English word “race,” “family,” “(eg. Ryrie study Bible). If that is so, Jesus was saying these things would happen before the Jewish people passed away.
No we are NOT to know the DAY or the HOUR!
But we ARE to KNOW the SEASON.
Matthew 24 - Jesus was very critical of those who claim to be able to tell the signs of upcoming weather but who ignore the very signs of His soon return!
When we see the fig tree begin to blossom, we know the SEASON of Spring is very near.
When we see the signs of the time begin to happen (and these signs are all around us like the fast increasing birth pains of a woman about to give birth) then we are to KNOW the time of His Return is VERY near!
Why would we assume that?
Could be. Who know?
Amen back at you!
WE are to rejoice that our names are written in the Lamb’s book of Life - because the Lamb of God is about to come back - and when He comes as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, we want our Name to be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
Because when that book is Opened - we know we will be with Him forever and we also know that we will not have to go through the Great White Throne Judgement which is ONLY for those whose names are NOT found in the Lamb’s book of Life!
Let’s pray that every single person possible will have their name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
This is the purpose of this thread, announcement, news.
:Theres not going to be the need for a peace treaty unless things get really bad first.”
I think Israel will attack Iran soon. Since Russia is assisting Iran in her rebuilding, Russia or Gog/Magog will be included. I think this up coming battle will fulfull Ezekiel 38. The aftermath of this battle will necessitate a peace treaty like the 7-year one mentioned in the Bible.
It is strange how God has protected Iran in growing in this stature over the last 3 decades. While other nations like Iraq were getting attacked, Iran was allowed to grow despite its obvious intentions to attack Israel. God may have protected Iran so it could grow in order to fulfull scripture.
It's got to do with Israel becoming a nation in their homeland again. A generation in Scripture can be 40, 70, or 120 years. The 40 year generation mark has passed. The 70 year generation mark is imminent. The 120 year generation mark leaves us another 50 years.
But the way things are going and the political situations that are now in existence, dono't indicate that we have that much time left.
Also, I also study the Bible. Many commentators say the Greek word generation (genea) cited in Matthew 24: 34, can translate to more generalized the English word race, family, (eg. Ryrie study Bible). If that is so, Jesus was saying these things would happen before the Jewish people passed away.
Or rather, the Jewish people would not pass away before these things be fulfilled.
It's a slight difference, but my understanding is that the Jewish nation will not pass away.
I know of many who believe 2016 to be the year. What are your thoughts on this?
Personally, I think it’s best to live your life and just be ready. I’ve seen too many people living day to day and not planning for the future hoping they are not here to have to deal with it.
I am a saved Christian and believe in the Second Coming.
God bless you. This time is VERY different.
Please - just look around you - look up - look in God’s Word.
His coming is very very near - He is even at the door!
(In fact He and His Angels are even now fulfilling Revelation 15 - putting in the sickle and reaping a tremendous harvest of souls throughout the world.)
It is awesome what God is doing every single day!
And He is doing a NEW THING!
Please go to Him and ask HIm for wisdom, and for eyes to see and for ears to Hear!
Amen - thank you - and please carry on.
I have to leave shortly - and will not be back on this thread til later today.
I would not be surprised to see the Lord Jesus Christ “speak” very clearly today in events of the day - adding to His invitation to anybody, everybody, everywhere - to come to Him! NOW!
This one is EASY!
Since we'd divided the world up into TIME ZONES for our clocks, there are at least 24 DIFFERENT 'hours' and 2 DAYS in existance, RIGHT NOW, on any place on earth.
So unless we'd ALL use UTM (which we don't) it is scientifically IMPOSSIBLE to know the day or hour.
“It’s got to do with Israel becoming a nation in their homeland again. A generation in Scripture can be 40, 70, or 120 years. The 40 year generation mark has passed. The 70 year generation mark is imminent. The 120 year generation mark leaves us another 50 years.”
Which Biblical verse corresponds with this explanation?
Me,too; but I 'believe' my FIRST GOING will take place before it!
All it takes is for my pacemaker's wire to come loose...
You can almost feel it in the air. So many things point to His soon return. I see today’s world just as II Timothy 3. I pray all the world would see what the love of Jesus can do for us.
The legislature of Connecticut was then in session at Hartford. A very general opinion prevailed that the Day of Judgment was at hand. The House of Representatives, being unable to transact their business, adjourned. A proposal to adjourn the Council [Senate or Upper House] was under consideration.
When the opinion of Col. Davenport was asked, he answered, I am against an adjournment. The Day of Judgment is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournment; if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.
..therefore, as you correctly stated, it's best to 'be ready' and live one day at a time....as in the presence of God....Coram Deo
Read the article I posted at the start of this thread.
I believe that Jesus may come to Rapture His Beloveds to be With Him - THIS YEAR!!!
If so, that means he will return to bring in His Kingdom in 2017...or there about.
Am I certain of this?
I am certain, have absolutely NO DOUBT, that His return for His Beloveds is so soon that almost all who read this will be alive when it occurs - and even more - that it is in the “season” we are now in.
What season is that? How long to seasons last?
It is the SEASON of HIS RETURN - right now!
Seasons are not “forever”.
Seasons are SHORT.
We don’t know the month (not yet) nor the day nor the hour.
But when He comes for His Own - we who belong to Him will not be caught by surprise!
It will be those who reject Him for whom this coming will be like a thief in the night.
Hallelujah! He wants the children of light - to KNOW His return is very soon - as in - almost here - as in - within the next few MONTHS - when this SEASON of his return is over - HE WILL BE HERE!
NIV Philippians 4:3
Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
NIV Revelation 3:5
He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.
NIV Revelation 13:8-9
8. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.
9. He who has an ear, let him hear.
NIV Revelation 17:8
The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come.
Revelation 201. And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain.
2. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
3. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
4. I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection.
6. Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
7. When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison
8. and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth--Gog and Magog--to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore.
9. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.
10. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11. Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.
12. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.
13. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done.
14. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.
15. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Is YOUR name written there?
NIV Revelation 21:27
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
I regret that I can’t be here to respond again til later today.
Please carry on.
To those who may be skeptical about this “news” - please consult your Bible.
or look UP
or look at today’s news
or look in the eyes of children you know
He is speaking in so many ways - it is breathtaking!
To those who do know Him and to those who are coming to Him today - God bless you all - and Hallelujah - Maranatha!
A rapture thread!
These are as much fun as a calvinism vs armenianism ones!
(I wonder what the main thought in MORMONism is about His second coming?)
Since the beginning of time people have been predicting the end of time. Do you know what they all have in common? They have all been wrong.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.