Concerning the return of Jesus to the earth, here is what we know for certain: He came before, He promised to come again.
History is replete with many myths. There is no shortage of colorful people who have made grandiose claims over the years of recorded history. There are many critics of the Bible today who claim that Jesus is a fictitious person who never existed. When we examine the actual facts of antiquity, we find that Jesus not only existed and is a genuine person, history has left us a tremendous amount of proof for His existence. The detailed records of the Roman Senate, as well as the Jewish Talmud, both contain specific references to Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified under Pontius Pilate. These records are not complimentary nor sympathetic parties, but adversarial and hostile witnesses who describe Him as a false prophet, disrupter of the peace, and the cause of great uprising in Palestine during that period of history. The Romans and the Jews had no desire to preserve any record of Jesus life or death, yet this is precisely what they accomplished by their antagonistic comments in their preserved documents.
The records of the Romans and the Jews, both reveal that Jesus was in Palestine during the same time period of time that the New Testament narrative also places Him there.
There is no mistake, Jesus is a real person of history and He was in Israel in 32 A.D.
Near the end of His ministry, Jesus promised His followers that He would come again when everything was ready. There were many events of world history that needed to take place first, before He could return. When theses things were completed, He said that He would come again.
I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. —John 14:2-3
Part of the problem in our understanding of the correct timing for Jesus return, has to do with our lack of information regarding the specifics of the Rapture. We simply do not know how much time will take place between the promise of Jesus arrival for His church in 1 Thessalonians, chapter 4, and the fulfillment of that promise. This is a common difficulty in interpreting all of the major prophecies of the Bible. Continue reading “Jesus Said He Would Come Again: Signs of His Return”
When a new world ruler makes his entrance onto the stage of human life in the last days, he will be unlike any man that has ruled before him. The Book of Revelation describes him as “the beast.” He will so captivate the attention of the world that they will marvel after him.
And all the world marveled and followed the beast…and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Revelation 13:4
For many years, I have wondered how this could happen. I had not seen a man during my life who had the abilities that are described by John in the 13th chapter of Revelation. That is, until I began to watch Donald Trump on television. Continue reading “Who Is Like The Beast?”
This morning, I learned that in May of this year, during the feasts of Passover and Pentecost, in conjunction with the third of four blood moons, people around the world have been hearing the sound of a trumpet, coming from the heavens. In Germany, on a Youtube video, a young boy is seen standing in the street in utter fear as the sound of trumpet blast is heard. What makes this interesting is that this trumpet was heard on Sunday, during the feasts of Passover and Pentecost, when a blood moon also occurred.
In the Book of Revelation, chapter 4, John hears the sound like a trumpet, then he sees a door opening in heaven and hears the words: “come up here.” From that moment on, the church is not seen anywhere during chapters 6-18, when the events of the seven year tribulation are taking place. It appears that this sound of a trumpet and John being taken in the spirit, to heaven, are illustrations of the moment when the Rapture will take place and all those who love Jesus are taken from the earth by Him.
After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” Revelation 4:1 Continue reading “The Sound of a Trumpet, Heard All Over the World”
Many people are not aware of the meaning behind the phrase that Jesus spoke, concerning the time of His return to earth, during the Rapture.
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. Matthew 24:36
“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. Matthew 25:13
We must remember that Jesus is a Jew, and when He spoke He was speaking to primarily Jews. When Jesus spoke, He communicated in Hebrew and expressed His thoughts in a way that would be understood by the Jews who listened to Him. Continue reading “Why The Rapture Is Called: “No Man Knows The Day or the Hour””
Recent rumors that a 2.5 mile wide Comet or Asteroid will strike the earth in September 2015, have caused many to be concerned. Self appointed prophets have claimed that God told them this event would take place.
According to the Prophetic Timeline of the Bible, this cannot happen.
Before the events described in the Book of Revelation, which speak of “A mountain burning like fire,” striking the earth and the death of two-thirds of the people of our planet,—during 21 separate judgements of God, certain specific events must take place first.
Continue reading “According To The Biblical Timeline; A Catastrophic Comet Will Not Strike The Earth In September, 2015”
The coming of Jesus for His Church will be both the greatest and most terrible event of modern history.
For those who eagerly wait and watch for Jesus return–it will be the greatest day of their lives. Taken quickly by Jesus to meet Him in the outer atmosphere of earth, they will receive their new eternal bodies in an instantaneous event. This will occur within seconds of the resurrection of all those who have previously died–believing in Jesus for their Salvation. Both groups will meet Jesus in the air, in fulfillment of Paul’s description of this event from 1 Thessalonians chapter 4.
See the chapter: The Rapture of the Church
For those who have denied Jesus His rightful place in their lives–the Rapture will serve as visible, empirical evidence that all the words of the Bible are true and Jesus is the Only Savior of the world. For those who have not entered into a personal relationship with God by the forgiveness of their sins–through Jesus death and resurrection, this will be the most terrible day of their lives.
This event will begin the seven years of Tribulation described by Jesus in Matthew chapter 24, and the book of Revelation, chapters 4-18. During this time, two-thirds of the inhabitants of the earth will perish by 21 separate judgements from God. Continue reading “The Time of our Departure is at Hand”
Jesus said that “No man knows the day or the hour,” of His return. He also scolded the Pharisees for not recognizing the “Times and Seasons,” of their “visitation” by the Messiah. Although we do not know the precise day that Jesus will come again for His church, we can know the times and seasons when His return is near. The most likely time of the year when the Lord will return, is during the Feast of Trumpets, that takes places during September-October of each year.
Jesus made certain that He fulfilled each of the first four Feasts of Israel, on the precise day, and in the specific way, that they should be fulfilled—during His first arrival on earth. It is for certain that He will return for His church, during the fifth Feast; Rosh Hashanah, the “Feast of Trumpets.”
One of the clearest indications of Jesus identity as the true Messiah, was His ability to fulfill every prophecy of the Old Testament–with precision. There are seven Feasts of the Lord which Israel was commanded to observe–forever. This defines the purpose of these seven Feasts as far more significant than simply days to observe a remembrance of God. When Jesus arrived on the earth, He made a special point of inserting Himself into each of these Feasts–thereby defining what their true purpose was. By His death and resurrection, return for the church, and appearance on the earth for a second time–Jesus will reveal to the world the true significance that God had originally intended for these important events.
Continue reading “The Prophetic Fulfillment of the Seven Feasts of Israel by Jesus”