After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the good news of God: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!” (Mark 1:14-15)
The Word tells us that Jesus began His ministry at the exact time He needed to – when the time was right. He will come again – for His bride – when the time is right.
For the majority of the world population, the concept of God and the End Times is more fantasy than reality. Although the subject of countless Apocalyptic movies and books, most people don’t believe that world events will reach a final climax in their own time.
The books and movies hyped up the promise of a Hollywood-style end of days drama, but reality did not match their expectations.
Where is the promise of His coming?
Of course, the date-setters did not help the situation…
All these dates came and went, and so many others, and “…all things continue as they have been since the beginning of creation.”
So, what does the Bible say about the timing of the End Times?
One of the most remarkable things about our world is that we can understand it. The scientific revolution has given us the insight to grasp some of the most challenging questions. We have learned that the key to understanding the End Times is Biblical prophetic analysis. About forty percent of the Bible was prophetic when it was written, therefore, the student of the Bible must study prophecy or neglect a vast part of the Scriptures.
In prophetic analysis, we look at the key people and current events from a multidimensional perspective. This gives us an insight into when “the time is fulfilled.”
Biblical prophetic analysis requires a thorough understanding of the Old and New Testament, Jewish customs, history, economics, geopolitics, and semiotics. A correct understanding of the sequence and timing of key End Time events is necessary. We monitor current events world-wide, using multiple sources. We track patterns and upticks of End Times categories, comparing them to specific prophecies.
The Bible has a great deal to say about many current events:
Trump to reveal deal of the century on 71st anniversary of Palestine Nakba / The Middle East Monitor, April 4, 2019
US President Donald Trump is likely to reveal his peace plan, dubbed the “deal of the century”, on 71st anniversary of Palestine Nakba, Al-Khaleej Online reported yesterday.
The news site said that the US administration had told Arab and Gulf officials that the plan is to be revealed on 15 May, Nakba Day, on which Israel celebrates its Independent Day.
The website said that the US administration had already completed the plan and secured the funds needed to implement its economic policies.
According to the sources, who preferred not to be named, the Trump administration informed senior Saudi, UAE, Egyptian and Jordanian officials about the date of the annoucnement.
Meanwhile, the news website said that the Arab states and the Palestinian Authority are cautiously waiting for the plan, which, according to several leaks, is expected to change the political map of the whole region.
Zehut’s Feiglin says he wants to build Third Temple right away / The Times of Israel, April 3, 2019
The head of the far-right quasi-libertarian Zehut party said Wednesday that he wants to rebuild the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem immediately.
“I don’t want to build a (Third) Temple in one or two years, I want to build it now,” Moshe Feiglin said at a Maariv/Jerusalem Post conference in Tel Aviv, referring to the site that currently houses the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque and where both Jewish Temples stood in the past.
2019 the worst agricultural disaster in modern American history / The Big Wobble, April 3, 2019
The US has never seen catastrophic flooding like this before and NOAA is warning us the flooding will continue through to the end of May. With more than 90% of the upper midwest and great planes are still covered by nearly 11 inches of snow and all that snow is beginning to melt.
That means the US will transform from one of the worst winters in modern history into a flood season that has already taken an apocalyptic turn for farmers across the US.
So far, 2019 is already the worst agricultural disaster in modern American history and it is going to get a whole lot worse.
Pope and Moroccan King Call for ‘Peaceful Coexistence’ in Jerusalem / The Associated Press, March 30, 2019
Pope Francis and Moroccan King Mohammed VI are calling for Jerusalem to be preserved as a symbol of peaceful coexistence and for Muslims, Jews and Christians to be allowed to worship there freely.
The appeal said it was important to preserve the Holy City “as the common patrimony of humanity and especially the followers of the three monotheistic religions, as a place of encounter and as a symbol of peaceful coexistence, where mutual respect and dialogue can be cultivated.”
DoD Orders $250 Million Of Gas Masks – What Do They Know? / ZeroHedge.com, March 29, 2019
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Avon Protection Systems Inc., Cadillac, Michigan, a $245,961,250 firm-fixed-price contract for production of M53A1 Chemical Biological Protective Mask systems, according to the DoD contract website.
The order comes one month after the U.S. government introduced science-based guidelines for how first responders decontaminate large numbers of Americans after a chemical-weapons attack.
With lightning speed, the Army and U.S. government have been actively preparing for a biological incident on the homeland. With threats harder to anticipate today, the act of preparation suggests some fears that an attack of some sort could be imminent.
Turkey Is Changing the Middle East. The U.S. Doesn’t Get It. / Bloomberg, March 14, 2019
The Middle East is changing fast but the U.S. seems to be the last government to realize it and respond. Turkey has a larger economy, more sophisticated technology and a stronger military. It also remains a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Turkey isn’t as disruptive as Iran, but could become so, or at least as domineering, over the long run.
Turkey has not hidden its growing ambition to revive the dominance that the Ottoman Empire enjoyed over much of the Islamic world. At a recent rally, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu declared, “We are not only just Turkey, but also Damascus, Aleppo, Kirkuk, Jerusalem, Palestine, Mecca and Medina.”
Turkey’s longstanding rivalry with Saudi Arabia, which dates to the early 19th century, has erupted again, and was on full display during the diplomatic crisis over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used the fracas to declare that “Turkey is the only country that can lead the Muslim world.” That’s a direct rejection of the implicit claim of Saudi Arabia and the explicit claim of Iran to global Islamic leadership.
The current events point to global upheaval. But, what does the Bible say about the timing of the End?
Dear friends, don’t let this one thing escape you: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. (2 Peter 3:8)
What is the Lord telling us, through Peter? The Millennial day theory is a belief in Christian eschatology in which the Second Coming of Christ will occur 6,000 years after the creation of mankind, followed by 1,000 years of peace and harmony. The Sabbath Millennium is believed to be synonymous with the Millennial Reign of Christ that is found in Revelation 20.
The common belief and teaching was that a millennial reign would come after a literal six thousand year reign of Man.
How do we know that time?
These are some of the calculations for the time being fulfilled:
* Biblical chronology: The creation of Adam around 3,983 BC. plus 6,000 years = 2018
* The Last Generation: 70 years from 1948 (the re-birth of Israel)
* The Prophecy in the Psalms: Psalm 118 = 2018. Psalm 118 is in the middle of the Bible, and describes the Rapture and the Israel victory over the impending Russian / Iranian invasion
* The Super-Signs: 1917 – A National Home for the Jewish People, Jerusalem freed from the Ottoman Empire, 1967 – The Jews return to Jerusalem, 2017 – The Jews plan the Third Temple
* The Hallel prophetic countdown: (Psalms 113 – 118) showing the 7 year Tribulation beginning soon.
Keep in mind that the Jewish year starts on Passover, which is somewhere in our month of either March or April, so there is an overlap. 2019 is looking like the year for the time to be fulfilled.
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