Like many things Biblical, the world often scoffs at the idea that Jesus will return. It is incredible that 2,000 years ago the New Testament predicted that people in the last days would begin to mock those who say Jesus’ return is near.
Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of Jesus’ coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” ~2 Peter 3:3-4
Jesus describes a time when the world will care less for His Gospel than at any other period in the history of the world. People will view the Bible as mythical in nature and the reality of Jesus as He is described by the New Testament as nothing more than the fanciful creation of men’s imaginations.
Peter continues in his warning by reminding the world that God has visited the world in the past with judgement and this reality should cause the wise to consider that He will keep His promise to visit the world once again with judgement.
These scoffers deliberately forget that God made the heavens long ago by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water. ~ 2Peter 3:5
There are some who see, in this verse, a judgement before Noah’s flood that took place during the time of Lucifer’s reign over the earth, before the creation of Adam. This theory states that at Lucifer’s fall, God destroyed the world that existed at that time by a judgement where the earth was covered with water.
The term in 2 Peter 3:5: “he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water.” This description comes immediately after God made the heavens long ago. The following part of this verse goes on to describe the flood of Noah. “Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood.”
Although controversial, this theory does allow us to understand when Lucifer fell. The idea that Lucifer’s fall took place during the six days, it not logical if we believe there were six literal twenty-four hour days. I detailed this scenario in my book: “A Universe From God: The True Source of the Cosmos.”
Peter continues in reminding those who scoff at the idea that God would send judgment upon the world during when Jesus returns, by telling us that He did this very thing in the past.
The Flood Of Noah
Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood. And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed. 2 Peter 3:6-7
Although some scientists scoff at the idea of a global flood, the actual evidence of the earth reveals this very thing. A massive layer of fossils laid down, all at the same time, from the period of earth’s history when the flood is described as taking place. A detailed article at the Smithsonian.com web site describes a global event that scientists have documents by evidence from the earth which fully validates that this flood really happened.
Fossils of Sea Creatures Found High Above Sea Level
On every continent of earth there are fossils of sea creatures found in rock layers high above sea level. Once of the best places in the world to find evidence of a global flood is at the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona. At an elevation of 8,000 feet, between the rock layers of the walls of the Grand Canyon, there are marine animal fossils. The remains are in the limestone at the top of the strata sequence and exposed where they can been seen. The only way this could have happened is if they were deposited there very rapidly underneath the line sediment-charged ocean waters that covered northern Arizona at the flood.
A Rapid Burial of Plants and Animals
Billions of plants and animal fossils are buried in the strata of earth that were clearly placed there all at once, on a massive scale. We know they were buried quickly because the details of the various creatures and plants are preserved due to the event taking place very quickly.
The Redwall Limestone contains marine creatures in a 7 foot layer of the Grand Canyon. This massive depository of fossils is over 180 miles long, stretching across northern Arizona and southern Nevada. With an area of some 10,500 miles, various sea creatures in various sizes from infant to adult, populate a graveyard that was created by over 24 cubic miles of silt. Scientists estimate that the slurry of lime sand and silt entered this area during the flood at 11 miles an hour, overwhelming a vast sea population of nautiloids.
At Montceau-les-Mines, France, there are hundreds of thousands of marine creatures buried with amphibians, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, reptiles, and insects.
At Florissant, Colorado, various freshwater mollusks, insects, birds, fish, and many plant species that include blossoming plants and nut trees are all buried together. This mixture of plants and animals never happens under normal circumstance. The only way this would be possible is by a massive water event that covered all of these plants and animals at once.
At Green River Formation of Wyoming, alligators, pike, deep sea bass, mollusks, and sunfish, at 3-7 feet deep are buried with birds, turtles, crustaceans, and mammals with many varieties of insects and palm leaves at 7-9 feet.
An indication of the magnitude and source of these events is the existence of these buried creatures all together in once place. This is only possible if the contents of the oceans was raised to the inner land area and moved across the continents during a global flood. Buried with these plants and animlas are trillions of microscopic marine creatures in the chalk beds of Britain.
Similar beds of creatures are seen all over Europe and the Middle East. The total record indicates a global-scale catastrophic flood covered the whole earth, enabling the evidence left behind all over the world, on every continent, including Antarctica.
Because this inundation of water took place so quickly, a majority of these creatures are preserved in pristine condition. A majority of the plants and animals were preserved intact due to their rapid covering of silt.
Until all this evidence was discovered, scientists disputed the Bible’s description of a global flood. Today, there is no ambiguity in whether this event took place. The Bible has been proven true time and time again.
It Happened Before, It Will Happen Again
Peter continues his reminder to those who scoff at God’s warning of a coming judgment. Just as the global flood destroyed every person and all the creature on earth, He will visit our planet one last time with total destruction when all that exists is burned in a massive heat death of the entire universe.
But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment. Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live. ~2 Peter 3:5-11
We Have Been Given Time To Decide
God has provided the world with a period of grace in which anyone, regardless of who they are or what they have done, can be saved. This invitation has a limited time as we are likely the final generation before Jesus comes again for His church and we enter the seven year Tribulation Period.
The return of the Jews to their own land in Israel after a 2,000 year absence was the crucial signal to the world that the final countdown has begun. According to the prophecies of Ezekiel 36 and 37, this impossible event would tell us that Jesus return was near.
The year 2018 is the 70th anniversary of Israel becoming a nation once again. For those of us who have devoted our lives to studying the prophecies of Messiah and the last days, we understand that 70 is of profound importance.
The commitment of President Donald Trump to move the embassy of the United States to Jerusalem, for the first time in 70 years, is an equally important event. This is in tandem with Trump’s declaration that his peace plan for Israel is almost complete.
The antichrist who will rule the world during the seven year Tribulation, will start his reign by a seven year peace place for Israel. At the beginning of his reign, permission will be given for the Jews to rebuild their Temple at the Temple Mount, next to the existing Dome of the Rock. Preparations are already underway to start that construction. The two former temples were both built in just three years. We know that this third temple must be built within three years as the antichrist will enter the temple after three and one half years and proclaim that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2).
We know today that this construction can take place at the vacant area north of the Muslim Dome of the Rock without violating the Islamic Holy site. The book of Revelation, chapter 11, describes the rebuilding of the third temple. John is told not to measure the area south of the Temple because it has been given to the Gentiles. This is an indication that the new Temple will be located next to the existing Dome of the Rock.
Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. ~Revelation 11:1-2
According to 2 Thessalonians, the antichrist will enter this new temple after three and one-half years and proclaim to the world that He is God. This will begin the Great Tribulation. I completed a detailed book about these events last year called: “Great Tribulation: Time of the End,” in 2017.
In the past three years we have seen a series of astronomical events take place in the heavens that the Bible said would happen just prior to the seven year Tribulation.
And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below—
blood and fire and clouds of smoke. The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives. ~Acts 2:19-20
If we examine the events that surround the past occurrences of four blood moons that have occured in the past 500 years, we notice that important events that concern Israel took place, either just prior to, or immediately after, the presence of a blood moon.
In 1492, Columbus discovered America, which made it possible for Israel to exist as a nation once again, in 1948. Had the United States not began as a nation, it is likely that Israel would not have been able to come back into the land after being scattered over the face of the earth during the past 2,000 years.
We notice that the blood moon that took place during that time, did not happen in 1492, but during the period of 1493-1494. The same is true at the second Tetrad of blood moons. Israel became a nation in 1948, yet the blood moon did not come until 1949.
- Tetrad: 1493-1494 during the time Columbus discovered America
- Tetrad: 1949-1950 when Israel once again became a nation
- Tetrad: 1967-1968 when Jerusalem became the capital of Israel once again
- Tetrad: 2014-2015 during the Jewish feasts of Passover and Tabernacles
On the day of Pentecost, Peter preached to the gathered crowd at Jerusalem and told them that one of the signs of the final days would be a series of Blood Moons (See Acts 2:19-20 above). In 2014-2015, there were three Blood Moons in series. In 2016, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States and immediately proclaimed that the U.S. would move its embassy to Jerusalem. This event was necessary before the seven year Tribulation could begin, as it is likely an integral part of the seven year peace plan that shows promise of being signed in 2018.
At the end of February, 2018, Donald Trump said that he was nearly finished with his peace plan for Israel.
According to the text of 1 Thessalonians 4, Jesus will come and remove all those who love Him, from the earth, before the start of the seven year Tribulation. There are no other prophecies that must be fulfilled before the Rapture can take place.
We are literally on the very edge of the final events of earth.
For those who place themselves under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, all their sins will be forgiven and they will enter His Messianic Kingdom as Jesus rules over the entire world for one thousand years.
The time to receive Jesus is now, for tomorrow is not guaranteed. We may not have many more days before these events come upon us suddenly. Jesus said it will happen without warning, and then it will be too late.
You can receive Jesus right now by a simple prayer of faith, asking Him to forgive your sins, and to come and live inside you. If you are willing to turn from your sins, and receive Jesus as your Savior, you will not be present during the events of the seven year Tribulation. When Jesus returns at the conclusion of the seven years, all those who love Him and were taken out of the earth before the Tribulation began, will be returning to earth to rule and reign with Jesus.
There is no more time to delay a decision for Jesus. The time of these events are upon us.
Dear Lord Jesus, please forgive all my sins. I turn my life over to you. Please come into my heart and live your life through me. Take my life and direct all my steps. I want to be with you in heaven Lord, Jesus. I don’t want to be here on earth when the events described by the Book of Revelation, take place. Thank you for dying for me. Thank you for your offer of eternal life and for loving me enough to die in my place. I place all my trust in you at this moment. I pray this in your name, Jesus, Amen.
 S.A. Austin, “Nautiloid Mass Kill and Burial Event, Redwall Limestone (Lower Mississippian), Grand Canyon Region, Arizona and Nevada,” in Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Creationism, R.L. Ivey, ed., (Pittsburgh, PA: Creation Science Fellowship, 2003), p. 55–99.
 B. Heyler and C.M. Poplin, “The Fossils of Montceau-les-Mines,” Scientific American, September 1988, p. 70–76.
 T.D.A. Cockerell, “The Fossil Flora and Fauna of the Florissant Shales,” University of Colorado Studies 3 (1906): 157–176
 L. Grande, “Paleontology of the Green River Formation with a Review of the Fish Fauna,” The Geological Survey of Wyoming Bulletin 63 (1984).
 R.C. Sprigg, “Early Cambrian (?) Jellyfishes from the Flinders Ranges, South Australia,” Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 71 no. 2 (1947): 212–224; M.F. Glaessner and M. Wade, “The Late Precambrian Fossils from Ediacara, South Australia,” Palaeontology 9 (1966): 599–628.
 For example: D.J. Bottjer et al., eds., Exceptional Fossil Preservation: A Unique View on the Evolution of Marine Life (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2002).
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