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RAPTURE 2023: Prophecy, Church, And The Nation of Israel- Last Generation

Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by Joe Green, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Joe Green

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    Israel became a nation in 1948.

    Last generation beginning in 1948?

    Will many of those born after 1948 see the Rapture?

    Psalm 90:10 - The days of our life are 70-80 years, average being 75-add 75 to 1948, we get 2023. (Rapture)

    It took Noah 120 years to build the Ark, the Ark is a type and shadow of the Church.

    A.J. Tomlinson became leader of the Church in 1903, died in 1943- 40 years as leader. Moses, God's leader of the children in the wilderness- 40 years.

    3 - 40 year generations = 120 years

    1903 to 2023 = 120 years

    A generation is 40 years. (Hebrews 3:9-10)(Numbers 32:13)

    No man knows the day or the hour of the Rapture (Matthew 24:36)

    NOTE: A day nor the hour has not been noted here as to the Lord's return.

    -Some thoughts by Joe Green-

    It makes a lot of sense to believe or say those born between 1948 and 1988 will see the Rapture.

    It makes a lot of sense to believe or say some over the age of 70 will see the Rapture.

    It is possible the Rapture will be no later than 2023, do the math, 1903 + 120 years = 2023.

    It makes a lot of sense to believe or say we will not know the day nor the hour as to the Lord's return. However, we should know close to the year.

    Learn more at my site: Rapture Thoughts
     
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  2. DawnStar

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    I will start off from last century but there have been many more predictions before that.
    1936 Herbert W. Armstrong The founder of the Worldwide Church of God told members of his church that the Rapture was to take place in 1936, and that only they would be saved. After the prophecy failed, he changed the date three more times.
    1941 Jehovah's Witnesses A prediction of the end from the Jehovah's Witnesses, a group which branched from the Bible Student movement.
    1977 William M. Branham This Christian minister predicted the Rapture would occur no later than 1977.
    1982 Pat Robertson In late 1976 on his 700 Club TV programme, Robertson predicted that the end of the world would come in this year.
    1985 Lester Sumrall This minister predicted the end in this year, even writing a book about it entitled I Predict 1985.
    1988 Sep 11–13, Oct 3 Edgar C. Whisenant Whisenant predicted in his book 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Could Be in 1988 that the Rapture of the Christian Church would occur between September 11 and 13, 1988. After his September predictions failed to come true, Whisenant revised his prediction date to October 3.
    1993 David Berg Berg predicted the tribulation would start in 1989 and that the Second Coming would take place in 1993.
    1994 Sep 6/29, Oct 2 Harold Camping Camping predicted the Rapture would occur on September 6, 1994. When it failed to occur he revised the date to September 29 and then to October 2.
    2000 Jan 1 Jerry Falwell Falwell foresaw God pouring out his judgement on the world on this day.
    2007 Apr 29 Pat Robertson In his 1990 book The New Millennium, Robertson suggests this date as the day of Earth's destruction.

    So what makes your prediction any different that all of these and countless others?
     
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  3. Ken Rank

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    There are plenty of verses that suggest that a generation might only be 40 years as you pointed out. And if the generation that saw the awakening does not pass until ALL is fulfilled... then the 1948 crowd is disappearing quickly. And 1948? Very important to God's plan, maybe more than even you realize... but that is a secular nation, not the Kingdom, nor does who is there represent all of Israel.

    As an aside... did you know that Abraham was born in 1948? I am serious... that is one thousand nine hundred and forty eight years after creation. A stamp by God I would say! :)
     
  4. mkgal1

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    I'm just going to leave this here....then I'm out :wave::

     
  5. BABerean2

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    The New Covenant promised to Israel and Judah in Jeremiah 31:31-34 is found fulfilled by Christ during the first century in Hebrews 8:6-13, and is specifically applied to the Church in Hebrews 12:22-24, and 2 Corinthians 3:6-8.




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  6. R. Hartono

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    We are painstakingly awaiting the fulfillment of this verse :

    1 Thes 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    17 Then we which are ALIVE and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.
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    If we are not caught alive we shall be killed in the grief tribulation should we refuse to worship the beast and its mark, no option for mankind.
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    1 Thes 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    17 Then we which are ALIVE and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.
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    If we are not caught alive we shall be killed in the grief tribulation should we refuse to worship the beast and its mark, no option for mankind.
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  7. Ron Gurley

    Ron Gurley What U See is What U Get!

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    Watch for the signs of Matthew 24:

    Matthew 24 (NASB)...Perilous Times: read from SIGNS

    15 "Therefore when you see the "abomination of desolation" (man of lawlessness / anti-christ - 666) which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, (11-12)standing in the holy place (NEW TEMPLE Jerusalem) (let the reader understand), (declaring himself to be God per miracles) 16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. (SAVED BELIEVERS)
     
  8. jgr

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    The Jerusalem Christians watched, saw, heeded, fled, and survived.

    Precise fulfillment.
     
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  9. Douggg

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    Why is 1903 the base point? And how is 120 years the length of a generation?
     
  10. Douggg

    Douggg anytime rapture, non-dispensationalist, futurist

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    Ken, the first generation wandered in the wilderness for 40 years - but they did not start from zero. They were already in the 20's, 30's, 40's. So that generation was into their 70's and 80's some of them.


    Joshua 5:6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
     
  11. rollinTHUNDER

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    Greetings Joe!
    I've seen many people trying to determine the length of a generation, but I think they are missing the point. The length of a generation has little to do with it. The scripture plainly says the generation that sees all these will not pass away...

    So this means that not everyone that sees Israel become a nation will pass away before His return. Some people live to be 120 years old, not to say that His coming will stretch that many years, but that generation will not pass away until the last one has died.

    As for the rapture being no later than 2023, I disagree. We have not entered into Daniel's 70th week yet, so the rapture is at least 7 years away. And considering that He will fulfill the fall feasts when He returns, I would not count on the rapture being before the fall of 2025.


    Cheers
     
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