Well if you want some date setting lets try doing it based on Matthew 24 and what he said.
So based on Matthew 24 and the fig tree parables with the rebirth of Israel in 1948 I can give you a couple of dates to look at..
May 15 2028. Should be the absolutely last possible date the thousand year reign of the saints could happen. But this date depends on the meaning of
the term "this generation shall not pass". There is several possible interpretations of the verse but the most obvious interpretation left would be
the generation is 70 to 80 years based on Psalms 90.
Possible fallback date if this is a incorrect interpretation is 2068. If the meaning of the generation is the last person from the generation in
question. And that person lives to 120.
So for a rapture date. What is the event that the timing that only the father knows?
Here's the verses in question.
30 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.
31 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.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Verse 36 isn't talking about his return. He's talking about the start of the generation. Best job I can do on that is to refer to this paragraph from
The most startling discovery took place on 4 August 1938, when Richard Archbold discovered the Grand Valley of the Baliem River which had 50,000
yet-undiscovered Stone Age farmers living in orderly villages. The people, known as the Dani, were the last society of its size to make first contact
with the rest of the world.
Can't be specific on the date and time but the generation started between 9-2-45 to 5-15-1948. 9-2-45 being the official end of WW2. May 15 1948 being
the creation of the state of Israel. And assuming it's a end time event. Making it a fig leaf of the tree. The 2nd one.
So I would put the rapture sometime between now and 2021. Assuming a 80 year generation per Psalms 90-10. And the day of Jezreel/1000 year reign of
the saints between 2025 and 2028.
The error made in this thread is that only the father know when it's supposed to happen. Wrong. The day and hour that the father is only supposed to
know is the day and the hour of the start of the generation. And as I demonstrated above I can get that down to a 3 year timespan.
Then they ignore the other warnings Jesus Christ gave. The one warning was to beware of false Christs. And then he tells us how his second appearance
is supposed to look like. And another part of Matthew 24 is to watch and be ready when the conditions appear to be ready for his return. And they do
appear that they are getting close.
Per the fig leaf prophecy the discovery of the Dani appears to be the first fig leaf. Israel in 1948 appears to be a fig leaf. The 9-11 attacks and
the counter attacks on Iraq and Afghanistan do closely resemble predictions made by Daniel 11 and 8. Meaning more possible fig leaves.
To put it simply. It's looking a little eerie out there right now. And the next event I'm watching for is the invasion of Iraq. Or the overthrow of
it's government. And that would make the battle of the ram and goat complete. That would be another fig leaf.
edit on 12-12-2010 by ntech
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