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This article looks closely at the time of the Rapture and His Reign 7 years later. I want to be clear that we're not predicting a date of the Rapture. It could happen as you're reading this, or in 2030, or 2050. We just don't know for sure.
As we get close to the end of the Church Age, it’s important to understand the exact date Jesus died on the cross because knowing this date helps us narrow down the time of His return.
The two main dates debated regarding Jesus’ death are 30 AD and 33 AD.
(Re: God's Creation Model For Time graphic... It shows the correlation between the seven 24-hour creation days to the earth's 7000-year timeline for man on earth.)
If Jesus died in 30 AD, and you add 2,000 years for the Church Age (based on the Day/Age Theory), this takes you to 2030 for the Rapture and the end of the Church Age.
But if Jesus died in 33 AD, then you come to 2033 for the end of the Church Age.
Most of those who believe Jesus died on 30 AD use this verse for their reasoning:
When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, Luke 3:23a
The conjecture is that for Jesus to be 30 years old when He began His ministry, and He was born around 4 BC, then His ministry began about 26.5 AD. And therefore would have died about 30 AD.
Those who use the 33 AD death date (which is Compass’ doctrinal belief) argue it’s impossible for Jesus to have died in 30 AD because Passover fell on Tuesday that year.
Plus, Luke didn’t say “30” years old, but rather “about 30.” And that could even be translated to mean “in His 30s.”
In 33 AD Passover fell on Friday, so this date fits like a glove. Jesus would have been crucified on Thursday, the “day of preparation,” which is the day before Passover.
Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), John 19:31
A “high day” is when Passover falls on the day before the Sabbath, creating a two-day holy-day.
Therefore Jesus died on Thursday with the other Passover lambs who were sacrificed. The lambs were cooked on Thursday and consumed that evening after dark on Passover Friday (Jewish days begin at sunset).
So if 33 AD is Jesus' year of death, and if the Church Age is 2000 years, where does the 7 years of Tribulation fit in? Should we assume the Tribulation FOLLOWS the 2000-year-long Church Age, since it’s a separate dispensation? Or, is it subtracted out of the end of the Church Age or the beginning of Jesus' Millennial Reign?
Well, it’s easy to see that the 7-year Tribulation is not part the 1000-year Reign of Christ because six times in six verses (Rev. 20:2-7) God says His Reign will be 1000 years long. That settles that.
So that leaves us with only two possibilities: The Tribulation is the last 7 years of the Church Age or follows the Church Age.
If the Church Age is 2000 years long, and the Tribulation replaces the last 7 years, then we simply add 1993 years to the year of Jesus death—30 AD or 33 AD—to come up with a rough time of the Rapture.
So, again, you can see due to the lateness of the hour, it's important to know the correct year of Jesus' death.
If Jesus died in 30 AD, that would point to the Rapture happening in 2030, or 2023 if the Tribulation is subtracted.
If Jesus died in 33 AD then the Rapture would be in 2033, or 2026 if the Tribulation is subtracted.
Again, none of those dates are predictions. I'm just adding up what we know.
And it's worth noting that for Jesus' first coming, His day of arrival as Messiah on the foal of a donkey had been prophesied 173,880 days prior.(2)
Knowing this, Jesus stopped the colt on the top of the Mount of Olives and wept. Actually the Greek word used here means "sobbed." He was crying because they should have known Bible prophecy said the Messiah was arriving on that specific day.
Therefore Jesus holds us accountable for knowing Bible prophecy. It's VERY sad that a lot of churches avoid like the plague teaching any Bible prophecy. They're avoiding about 30% of scripture! 😡
And it’s worth noting again that the Rapture could happen anytime—today, tomorrow, 2026, 2050. We won’t know for sure until we get our two-minute warning.(1)
Not Knowing The Day?
Jesus did tell His disciples, who were living in a different dispensation/time period, that no one will know the specific day nor the specific hour.
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” Matt. 24:36
Notice also that verse says that even Jesus didn’t know the day of His return! This is because Jesus said this pre-cross, before He died and rose again. But that didn’t preclude them knowing the year.
After the cross, in Revelation 5, we see Jesus qualifying to receive all knowledge, and it was given to Him.
“…behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.” Rev 5:5b
So we see that today Jesus certainly knows His date of return. And He inspired Paul to write to you and me these encouraging verses:
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day [of the Rapture] would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober [watchful]. 1Th. 5:4-6
And even more important, God inspired Paul to follow up with a concluding point regarding those living near the end of the age who will be watching so many ancient prophecies being fulfilled.
God has not destined us for wrath [in the Tribulation]….[therefore] encourage one another and build up one another, 1Thes. 5: 9,11
We're encouraged today because we clearly see that our Rescuer is at the door. We're living at the time when the chosen generation will not die but will be changed into our new digs in a split-second. Gives me chills thinking about it!!
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) this week listed seven key facts about the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s response to it that, according to Jordan, Dr. Anthony Fauci knew but didn’t tell the public.
Megyn Kelly's interview regarding a sperm count study. The analysis of data trends between 1973 and 2011 found an average decline in mean sperm concentration of 1.6% per year, and an overall decline of 59.3%. And it gets worse. The latest study found an even steeper decline – to 2.64% post-2000 and an overall fall of 62.3% among unselected men.
Del Bigtree on the Highwire interviews Michael Yon and it will blow you away. We know great worldwide starvation comes just after the Rapture so seeing this is eye-opening!
Twitter engaged in huge censorship of prominent scientists and medical experts as per White House requests. We knew this was happening, now we have proof. But will it change anything?
Hold on to your hat for this one! Alex Newman says what the Deep State has planned, chaos galore, will backfire on them. Sure hope he's right!
Nothing is slowing down these Satanists. Faith-based colleges and universities are being warned by a former Department of Education official that the Biden Regime will push transgenderism and abortion on all colleges and universities, including faith-based.
Victor Davis Hanson asks all the hard questions about what's truly going on in this country.
Research shows that SARS-CoV-2 spike protein obliterates 90% of the DNA repair mechanism in lymphocytes (white blood cells that help your body fight infection and chronic disease) including cancer.
Dr. Angus Dalgleish, professor of oncology at St. George’s University of London, warns that COVID-19 boosters seem to be causing aggressive metastatic cancers. “Seeing the recurrence of these cancers (in boosted patients), explosive relapse after all this time naturally makes me wonder if there is a common cause?" (BP Note: Yeah, me too. Except I don't wonder. I'd bet the farm it's the va Xx. I know of several boosted people who have died or are dealing with horrible situations.)
In 2019, the average life span of Americans of all ethnicities was nearly 78.8 years. By the end of 2021, life expectancy had dropped to 76.4 — a loss of nearly three years, which is an astounding decline. Look at the chart below...scary! But it's consistent with all we're seeing... va xx ed people dropping dead left and right.
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Banking, finance, cryptocurrencies, climate, racism, artificial intelligence, workplace robotics, global governance, and cybercrime... Satan has these unelected nit-wits thinking they're in charge of the whole world! They have no clue what's coming!
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Humor... and pretty funny. It's really not funny...but it is...
James Dobson is still letting the fur fly as he ramps up on abortion and marriage.
Mr. Yee, L.A. Times reporter, died suddenly last week at home from "a respiratory issue." Bummer.
Gates wants to put va((ines in the animal feed, which will change their DNA. And Mike Adams implies human food will be next. I guess these days it's not a stretch! But you do have to be careful listening to anyone who sells survival food. Just saying...
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This takes the cake. Big Pharma damages the hearts of uncountable numbers with a dangerous gene-therapy treatment. Now they want to sell another gene-therapy treatment for the damaged hearts. Sick.
The White House pressured Facebook to take action against Fox News host Tucker Carlson for supposedly saying COVID-19 vaccines “don’t work,” according to a document released by Louisiana’s Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry, who characterized the move as a request to censor the journalist.
Landry shared the document—an email exchange between White House Director of Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty and an unidentified Facebook employee—in a Jan. 7 post on Twitter, with the comment: “Rob Flaherty tells facebook to censor” Tucker Carlson.
“Since we’ve been on the phone—the top post about vaccines today is [T]ucker Carlson saying they don’t work. Yesterday it was Tomi Lehren [sic] saying she won’t take one,” Flaherty reportedly said in the message to the Facebook staffer, whose name and email address have been redacted.
“This is exactly why I want to know what ‘Reduction’ actually looks like—if ‘reduction’ means ‘pumping our most vaccine hesitant audience with [T]ucker Carlson saying it doesn’t work’ then … I’m not sure it’s reduction!” Flaherty continued, per the document shared by Landry.
Signaling action regarding the request, the unidentified Facebook employee then reportedly wrote: “Running this down now.”
If you want to watch a 4-minute video of Tucker himself talking about all this CLICK HERE
If you want to watch the entire 12-minute segment, CLICK HERE (Begins at the 3:50 mark, and can watch at 1.25 speed)
Can you spot the trend?
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The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been about 200 years. These nations always progressed through this sequence:
From Bondage to Moral Certitude;
from Moral Certitude to Great Courage;
from Great Courage to Liberty;
from Liberty to Abundance;
from Abundance to Selfishness;
from Selfishness to Complacency;
from Complacency to Apathy;
from Apathy to Dependency;
from Dependency to Bondage.
By Jeff Thomas
But we're not dead yet!
END, Compass eNews January 12, 2023