Friends, the prophetic circumstantial pieces of evidence concerning the “End Times” are piling up. Let’s look at the evidence.
1. The Harbinger
God’s warnings to the unrepentant occur every 7 years. These warnings are called harbingers. The first warning came from God in 2001 with the 9/11 attacks, then God warned us in the financial meltdown in 2008.
Now we did not repent after those events, in fact, our leaders defied God and said we will build bigger and stronger, including Obama. Friends, if we do not repent we have another harbinger pending in 2015.
2. Tetrads and Blood Moons
|Keep Watch in 2014 and 2015|
Tetrads may or may not be prophetic but they are important to the Jewish people historically.
|Tetrads in a historical timeline|
For example, the last time that four blood red moons occurred together was in 1967-1968, when the Jews re-captured Jerusalem.
|The re-capture of Jerusalem in 1967|
A tetrad also occurred in 1949-1950, relating to Israel becoming a nation.
Prior to 1949-1950 the last occurrence was 1493-1494, when the Jews were kick out of Spain.
Now, here is the kicker, tetrads have only occurred on the Jewish feast days a total of 7 times. 2014-2015 will be the 8th time. A tetrad will not occur again for another 500 years!
In 2014 the first of 4 total lunar eclipses occurs on
1. Passover (the First Feast Day) on April 15, 2014.
Then a partial solar eclipse occurs on April 29, 2014.
2. Then the second total lunar eclipse occurs on the Feast of Tabernacles/ Succoth (the last fall feast day) on October 8, 2014.
Then another partial solar eclipse occurs on October 23, 2014.
In 2015, the Jewish Civil New Year’s Day religious year begins with the total solar eclipse on March 20, 2015.
3. Then two weeks later the third total lunar eclipse occurs on Passover, April 14, 2015.
Then a total solar eclipse on The Feast of Trumpets September 13, 2015.
4. Two weeks later the fourth total blood red moon occurs on the Feast of Tabernacles/Succoth, September 28, 2015.
The fact that the lunar tetrad occurs exactly in the middle between the two Lunar triples seems to indicate God places a lot of emphasis on the 2014/2015 tetrads.
The central date in the tetrad from April 15, 2014 (the first blood moon) to September 28, 2015 (the fourth blood moon) is January 5, 2015. The number of inclusive days between these two dates is 266 days; so if you add half of that number, 133 days, to April 15, 2014, the result is January 5, 2015.
Another sign is the Israeli jubilee that occurs in 2017. The teachings of Jewish sages Yehuda ben Samuel, who died in 1217 and the Gaon of
Vilna who died in 1797 include the matter of "eight or nine jubilees"
A jubilee is a 50 year period see Leviticus 25. The Gaon believed that the
Ottoman conquest of Jerusalem was a significant event on God’s clock. According
to his calculations, Jerusalem would be occupied for eight jubilees or 400
years and then a 50 year "no-man’s land" for until the jubilee in
1967 before returning to Jewish hands.
|God has his plan|
The Ottoman conquest in 1517 was followed eight jubilees, 400 years, later, when General Allenby captured Jerusalem in 1917. One more jubilee later, Israel re-captured Jerusalem in 1967. This rabbinic teaching confirmed the belief that 1967 marked the beginning of the time of the coming of the Messiah, or the end of "the times of the Gentiles." You can read about this in "Israel Today" magazine in the December 2003 issue. Israel’s next jubilee is in 2017!
Now, you can see how important jubilees are in Jewish history. Friends, the interpretation of these things is up to you, but I would suggest being ready for the Lord.
4. The Time of Jacob's Time
|The Hassidic Rabbonim|
At the Western Wall today and in yeshivas and synagogues and religious schools throughout Israel the sound of shofar blasts, the singing of Hebrew Psalms and cries and tears and wails of repentance were heard in response to a declaration by the Gedolei Yisrael (Great Ones of Israel) formally recognizing the beginning of the "time of Jacob's trouble."
Friends, this was signed by ALL 27 of the leading Orthodox and Chassidic sages, both the "maranan verabonon" (masters and teachers) and the "gedolei ha-Torah vehaChassidus (Torah sages among the Chassidut)."
I believe this is a revelation to top Jewish religious leaders that we are indeed in that time prophesied by Jeremiah in chap 30 verse 7: "Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it"
5. Messianic Christianity
More and more Jews are becoming Messianic Christians in Israel and their fellow Jews view them as a threat to Israel.
6. Israel Blooms
God is re-blooming Israel and turning Israel from a disease ridden barren land into a lush garden. Israel is the major agricultural exporter to Europe.
The resurrection of Hebrew, a dead language.
The return of the Jews to their home.
9. The Bible
The following Bible verses tell us the “End Times” are close.
2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place (Israel) till they and seek my face: (Jesus) in their affliction they will seek me early (earnestly).
Hosea 6:1 Come and let us return (the Jews repent in the Great Tribulation) unto the Lord: for he hath torn (church age) and he will heal (the millennium) us; he hath smitten, (the great tribulation) and he will bind us up. 2. After two days (2 thousand years, church age 33AD to 2000 = 1967 when Jerusalem was re-captured) will he revive us; in the third day (3000 years from the birth of Christ is the Millennium, the Jews are restored) he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
Matt 17:1 And after six (six thousand years, time from Adam to the end of the church age) days Jesus taketh Peter, James and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart.
John 2:1 And the third day (the millennium when the Jews are restored) there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2. And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
Revelation 19:7 Let us be gland and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife (Israel) hath made herself ready.
This marriage takes place after the Judgment Seat of Christ. Israel “made herself ready”
Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days
John 4:39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. (The Samaritans were half breed Gentiles/Jews and the Jews would have nothing to do with them for fear of being defiled.) 40. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. (The two thousand years of the church age.) 41. And many more believed because of his own word; 42. And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world. 43. Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. (Jesus returns to his people the Jews after two thousand years.) 44. For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honor in his own country.
Matthew 24:29 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. 30. And then shall appear 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, (the feast of the trumpets?) 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; (Israel) When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, (14 May 1948) 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. (the rapture) 34. Verily, I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. (If you were born in 1948 or later you are this generation. Psalm 90:10 tells us a generation is 70 years, then the rapture and Second Advent would be no later than 2018. If a generation is 100 years long as stated in Genesis 15:13 then the Lord would return no later than 2048.)
Psalm 90:10 the days of our years are threescore (60) years and ten (60+10=70); and if by reason of strength they be fourscore (80) years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Indeed, David was “old and stricken in years” at 70. A score is 20 years long.
God says in 2 Timothy 3 verses 1-5 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God-- having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
In 2 Timothy 4 verses 3-4 God says for the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
Keep in mind what God says in Ephesians 5:11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.