This is a study of the dates mentioned in the Bible and whether they have any prophetic significance for today.

 

 

When will Jesus Return?

In Luke 21:8 we have Christ's words, 'Take heed that ye not be deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near; go ye not after them". Today we find many clergymen claiming to be Christ's representatives, sayinig that Christ is Lord. And that Christ could come at any moment. "perhaps tonight" Christ said, "go ye not after them".

Those that have some understanding of prophesy do know that certain events must transpire before Christ will return.

For Example, 2 Thessalonians 2:2-3, "that ye not be soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, (by false prophets saying "the time draweth near".) neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that day of Christ is at hand. Let no (clergy) man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that Man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.'

All the Judeo-Christian clergy claim the 'falling away' is an apostasy. But isn't that general state of affairs during all ages. No I believe the 'falling away' is a falling away of the blinders that keep us from seeing the man of sin. And that 'man of sin' is not one single (anti-Christ) person as the churches teach. Rather, the man of sin' is a whole 'race' of people. You might say they are the tares living in the wheat fields.

The 'falling away' might be llike in the movie They Live. The TV uplink was destroyed removing the blinders from the people. At that point they could plainly see the aliens living among them.

We have read Amos 3:7 "God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets".

Prophesy is given to build our faith in God, "That we may know that I am the Lord."

Exodus 6

1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

 God told Moses exactly what he was about to do before he did it.

Most of us think of prophecy as an accurate prediction of the future. Such as the psychic Jean Dixon predicting such and so. That is not prophecy. Prophecy is God's telling us in advance what he will do.

The prophesies that have been and are being fulfilled give us faith that Jesus Christ is God and he is able to keep his word.

Click here to read a book detailing how certain events have been predicted and fulfilled.

The study of his holidays give us confidence that Jesus will return on a Bible holiday. Which one? At this time we don't know. We do know that ALL important Bible Events center about the Bible Holidays.

We do know that the teaching that "Christ may return at any moment" is false doctrine and that we should have nothing to do with such a clergyman, "go ye not after them".

Will we have advance notice of Christ's return and if so how much notice can we expect? Let's look at the record:

1. Egyptians to be destroyed
2. Flesh to eat
3. Manna
4. Fall of Jericho
5. Flood of Noah
2 days
8 hours
12 hours
7 days
7 days
Exodus14
Exodus 16
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Joshua 6
Genesis 7


Many of us have assumed that Noah had 120 years notice, not so, there is no record that God informed Noah of his decision that man had 120 years left.

The record shows that prophesied events came to pass unexpectedly or on short notice. We usually know what will happen, not always when it will happen.

The fulfillment increases our faith in God. When we do know when, we have no evidence that we can expect more than seven days notice.

Therefore Christ said, "Watch, for ye know neither the day not the hour (when not what) wherein the son of man cometh".

A Possible Warning

At the Exodus the death angel came "as a thief in the night". Judas came as a thief in the night". The first two events took place at midnight on the passover.

Will the third event come at night during the passover?

How about a nuclear attack between midnight and dawn? The attack could come to destroy the wicked and cleanse the kingdom.

If it came 'as a theif in the night' only those observing the passover will be safe!
Why?

Exodus 12

12 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD's passover.

22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.

Deuteronomy 16

5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:

6 But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.

7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents.
 


We are told to observe the Passover.

(1) "with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand..."Exodus 12:11

(2) "and none of you shall go out of the door of your house until the morning. Exodus 12:22

(3) The passover is not to be eaten in the city, those observing the Passover outside the city are not to return home until morning. Deuteronomy 16:5-7

It such an event did take place where would you rather be;

(  ) In a city, asleep and unprepared.

(  ) In the country, awake, alert and prepared.

Suggested next subject:

Peter Spends Passover in Prison.

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Bible Holidays are statutes under the law Thou shalt keep holy the Sabbath day.