Just How Close Is the Rapture?

“When you see all this stuff, you’ll know that He is close to, proper on the door.” (Matthew 24:33)

Jesus was fairly clear that no human is aware of the day or hour of His return for the Church (Mark 13:32). He did, nevertheless, say that after we see the indicators of His quickly coming we are able to make certain that “summer time is close to” (Mt. 24:32). It would seem that we’re on the verge of summer time. Here’s a small timeline outlining among the newest prophetic occasions, from 2001 to 2019, indicating that the rapture is true across the nook…1. APR 1, 2001 – Netherlands grew to become the primary nation on this planet to legalize same-sex marriage. Ever since, a domino impact internationally has led to dozens of nations legalizing homosexual marriage (presently 27, and the list is rising on a regular basis), an official endorsement of sin not even seen in Sodom. The solely different time in historical past when gay “marriage” was practiced was … through the days of Noah. And guess what? That was the ultimate straw that led to the FloodRemember, Jesus mentioned He would return at a time when society resembled “the times of Noah” (Matthew 24:37)!

There are actually 27 nations the place homosexual marriage is authorized.

Jesus additionally mentioned the time instantly earlier than His coming could be because it was within the days of Lot (Luke 17:28). Though gay “marriage” was not practiced, homosexuality was additionally rampant in Sodom and Gomorrah. Likewise, the angels determined this sin was the final straw for Sodom and forcibly eliminated Lot and his household from town earlier than it was destroyed with fireplace!In solely the previous few years has gay sin, in addition to transgenderism, reached its zenith. Homosexuality has turn out to be the ‘norm’, and by destroying the establishment of marriage, the “homosexual rights” LBGQTI motion made doable the transgender revolution, which has been sweeping internationally since late 2013. Several new phrases have entered our English language: cisgender, gender-fluid, non-binary (gendered), pansexual, trans, and transgender. There are actually 114 totally different gender choices listed on Tumblr and dozens of proposed gender-neutral pronouns. Children are having intercourse change operations. Gender is being eradicated on start certificates. The media is fixated with tales of males’s transformation into ladies and girls who’ve operations to be like males. The “gender concept” is being infiltrated into academic supplies for kids…

Did the pre-Flood world have even this degree of sexual immorality earlier than judgment? I significantly assume not, which makes one surprise: if we have surpassed the extent of homosexuality and sexual immorality that existed in Noah’s day, and this explicit sin was the ultimate straw earlier than judgment, how shut are WE to judgment?

RFID microchip implant within the hand

2. MAY 11, 2002 – The Jacobs household volunteered to be the primary shoppers to obtain an RFID microchip implant (the VeriChip) and underwent the chipping process which was broadcast reside on American tv (BBC 11 May 2002). According to VeriChip, about 2,000 individuals had been implanted worldwide by the tip of 2008. Today, there are a number of unsolicited research that forecast that VeriChip (now underneath the brand new company title Positive ID) will promote between 1 million and 1.4 million chips by 2020! Bible prophecy foretells a couple of coming mark, referred to as the “mark of the beast”, that’s going to be put into everybody’s proper hand or brow (Revelation 13:15-18). Furthermore, GPS-enabled RFID chips can preserve observe of your each transfer in order that no man can “purchase or promote” with out the approval of a central authorities (Revelation 13:17).

3. JUN 29, 2007 – The first ever iPhone was launched, inflicting sensible telephones to turn out to be mainstream for the primary time. Smart telephones, together with satellite tv for pc televisions (est. 1962) and the Internet (est. 1974-1983), enable for the gospel to be preached to the WHOLE world (Malachi 1:11; Matthew 24:14), and the 2 useless witnesses to be seen by the ENTIRE world over the span of three and a half days (Revelation 11:9; 10).

In addition, sensible telephones can observe your location wherever there are cell towers and your exercise on-line is consistently being monitored by corporations and governments. Mass surveillance would make it simpler for a totalitarian authorities to regulate its residents (Revelation 13:17). 

The first iPhone was launched in 2007 (Photo: Apple)

4. JAN 3, 2009 – The Bitcoin network, which is the solely worldwide foreign money out of the virtually 200 currencies of the world, got here into existence. A cashless society (with digital transactions that may be monitored) would make it simpler for the Antichrist to regulate all shopping for and promoting (Revelation 13:17). Could Bitcoin be the means for the Antichrist to regulate the monetary system of this world and in flip, the individuals? Time will inform, for now we are able to simply speculate.

Nonetheless, the worldwide infrastructure for mark of the beast commerce is current and widespread social acceptance of such a system is probably solely a yr or two away. Digital cost strategies, like Paypal, Google pay, NFC funds and Credit Cards, grew to become properly established in nations internationally by the 2010’s making this doable. There are actually reviews that money utilization will likely be surpassed by debit playing cards and contactless funds in a number of years!

5. JAN 17, 2009 – Fifteen miles off of the coast of Israel, the Tamar area, which is a pure fuel area giant sufficient to fill 40 p.c of Israel’s power wants, was found. This was the primary of a number of such fields Israel would uncover in 2012 and 2013. But wait—there’s extra! In 2015, a massive oil reserve ten occasions bigger than common oil fields in different elements of the world was found within the Golan Heights. If Israel is in a position get to it, the sector might make the Jewish state self-sufficient in oil for years! Gog (Russia) will invade Israel with the prime motivation of seizing spoil and carrying off plunder (Ezekiel 38:12). Could or not it’s oil and fuel? 

Interestingly, there are reviews that oil manufacturing within the surrounding nations will peak in a number of brief years, which might have an effect on Russia and maybe drag her into the Gog-Magog War. Some consider Russia’s peak oil production could be just three years away! Could the Gog-Magog War even be only a few years away? If the conflict takes place within the first half of the tribulation interval, how a lot nearer is the rapture? 

The Tamar fuel rig, situated 23 kilometers (14 miles) west of town

6. SEP 2, 2009 – The Earth is overdue, and extra weak than ever, for a devastating solar stormBased on historic priority, consultants predict {that a} huge photo voltaic storm ought to hit our planet roughly once every 150 years. The final one, referred to as the Carrington Event, occurred in 1859 — 156 years in the pastThere is powerful indication that Earth will likely be adversely impacted by a main photo voltaic storm proper earlier than the Second Coming (Revelation 16:8-9; Revelation 16:10-11). 

Interestingly, Earth’s solar goes by an 11-year cycle of elevated and decreased exercise, and the following peak exercise (when the potential of a photo voltaic storm hitting Earth is at its highest) is due round 2024–2025. If the time is ripe for a significant photo voltaic storm on Earth, and this judgment is unleashed on the finish of the tribulation interval, how a lot nearer is the rapture?

Solar flare captured on August 31, 2012, taken from the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Earthquake in Tiberias

7. OCT, 2013 – In a uncommon incidence, a sequence of 5 minor earthquakes struck northern Israel throughout one week in late October 2013Ever since, seismic exercise has been growing in Israel with consultants fearing a “huge one” should still but be due. Just this yr, a series of dozens of tremors in July reignited consultants’ fears. Bible prophecy foretells that a number of catastrophic earthquakes will strike Israel within the tribulation interval (Ezekiel 38:18-20; Revelation 11:13; 16:17-21). Based on historic priority, consultants predict {that a} main earthquake happens in Israel every 80–100 years on common. The final main earthquake was on July 11, 1927 — 91 years in the past!

With the sudden improve in seismic exercise, and the truth that Israel is overdue for a significant earthquake, it is no surprise the consultants’ predictions of a significant quake inside a number of months usually are not unfounded (see: Coming Soon: A Devastating Earthquake). If the time is ripe for a significant earthquake in Israel, and the earthquake takes place within the tribulation interval, how a lot nearer is the rapture? 

8. SEP 14, 2015 – Russia moved their military forces out of Russia and into SyriaThus, the three strongest nations concerned within the invasion drive that assaults Israel (Ezek. 38) – Russia, Iran, and Turkey – now reside in Syria, with their army forces camped on Israel’s border. And not simply any border – Israel’s northern border. Remember, Ezekiel mentioned the Gog of Magog invasion drive will come from the north (Ezekiel 38:15; Ezekiel 39:2). Never earlier than have the army forces of those three nations been on Israel’s northern border on the identical time. And by no means within the historical past of the world, have the three fashioned an alliance. At least that’s, till now…

Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia

Meanwhile, the opposite three nations concerned within the invasion drive – Libya, Algeria and Sudan – are already carefully aligned with Russia and hostile to Israel. If the stage is ready for the Gog-Magog War, and the conflict takes place within the first half of the tribulation interval, how a lot nearer is the rapture? 

Sophia (robotic)

9. FEB 14, 2016 – Sophia, the primary ever rationale robotic with human traits, was activated. The robotic is modeled after actress Audrey Hepburn. There is powerful indication that the “dwelling” picture (statue) of the Antichrist, which is constructed within the tribulation interval (Revelation 13:14-15), will likely be an Artificial Intelligence (AI) robotic. Sophia’s vary of facial expressions and the standard of simulated human voice, which make Sophia look and sound much less like a robotic and extra like a human, clearly demonstrates that the expertise for making an “picture of the beast” (and for it to talk) is current. See the current video beneath, displaying simply how far robotics has come!

Interestingly, Forbes just reported that 2019 will witness the emergence of avatars or pictures of an individual that can in essence be their AI counterpart…

China’s AI news anchor

FBN’s Stuart Varney on China developing a virtual anchor to deliver the news.

10. 2017 – A record-breaking yr for warmth and excessive climate (pure disasters)Even secular information sources and mainstream media acknowledge the unprecedented quantity and severity of pure disasters the world skilled in 2017 (see: 2017 — a year of disaster). The US, as an example, was struck by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria mixed with devastating Western wildfires and different pure catastrophes. Bible prophecy foretells that one of many indicators of the final days, main as much as Jesus’ return, is the looks of earthquakes (Matthew 24:7). The Greek phrase for “earthquakes” is seismos, which might additionally consult with violent storms involving wind and water (see—Mark 4:37).

The three greatest hurricanes of 2017 making landfall within the US. Courtesy of Chris Dolce

Interestingly, based on the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) composite catalog, current years have seen a marked improve within the variety of earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or better:

  • 1900’s – 3 earthquakes
  • 1910’s – 0 earthquakes
  • 1920’s – 1 earthquake
  • 1930’s – 1 earthquake
  • 1940’s – 1 earthquake
  • 1950’s – 1 earthquake
  • 1960’s – 3 earthquakes
  • 1970’s – 2 earthquakes
  • 1980’s – 3 earthquakes
  • 1990’s – 7 earthquakes
  • 2000’s – 13 earthquakes
  • 2010’s – 10 earthquakes to this point

The twentieth Century witnessed 22 earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or better, however already the Twenty first Century has seen 23 such earthquakes (inside simply 18 years!). If that tempo continues, we’ll see 128 earthquakes of 8.0 magnitude or better by the tip of this century! It actually seems to be reaching a climax.

Site of the brand new US embassy in Jerusalem

11. DEC 6, 2017 – Donald Trump introduced the US will acknowledge Jerusalem because the capital of Israel. In response, a complete of 128 nations got here collectively to again a UN resolution which referred to as on the US to take away its recognition of Jerusalem (one tiny metropolis on the complete planet!) because the capital of Israel on December 21, 2017. To make issues worse, Donald Trump determined to maneuver the US Embassy to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 (Israel’s seventieth Anniversary), dramatically energizing the controversy over Jerusalem. The Bible warned that the problem of Jerusalem would turn out to be the middle of world consideration, and all surrounding nations could be united towards her, in the long run occasions (Zechariah 12:1-3)! According to J.D. Farag: 

“When you hear of Israel within the information it’s God’s prophetic minute hand, however once you hear of Jerusalem within the information it’s God’s prophetic second hand.”

If the world is already centered on Jerusalem, and it will likely be the main focus of the tribulation interval, how shut is the rapture?12. DEC 7, 2017 – China set a world record in mobilizing the largest swarm of drones in historical past (over 1,000 miniature drones). There is powerful indication that the plague of “demonic locusts” which assault and torture humanity within the first half of the tribulation (Revelation 9:1-11) will likely be a swarm of micro-dronesFlying 1,108 tiny dronebots in as a single unit (and presently 1,374 drones, as of 2018) clearly demonstrates that the expertise for the locust swarm is current. 

Hundreds of drones lit up the evening sky above Guangzhou, China, breaking a world document for essentially the most drones in a single show

Here’s another information that caught my consideration:

The Pentagon could quickly be unleashing a Twenty first-century model of LOCUSTS (coincidence?) on its adversaries after officers on Monday [Jan 9, 2017] mentioned it had efficiently examined a swarm of 103 micro-drones.

13. FEB 21, 2018 – Billy Graham, our era’s most well-known evangelist who preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to over 215 million individuals, handed away at age 99. The passing of Billy Graham indicators the tip of an period wherein the Gospel has been preached to each nation (Matthew 24:14). Interestingly, many consider Graham’s loss of life at 99 (simply wanting 100) was prophetic, together with Graham’s daughter, Anne Lotz. Some have likened Billy Graham to Methuselah, the biblical character who apparently lived the longest and died (simply wanting 1000) within the very yr that Noah’s flood started.

It actually appears that Methuselah’s extremely lengthy life was symbolic of God’s long-suffering and endurance with the world’s rise up. Could Billy Graham be the identical, together with his trustworthy preaching of the Gospel across the globe and his personal exceptionally lengthy life? Could Billy Graham’s passing additionally sign the nearness of the rapture? Of course, that is mere conjecture, however it’s one thing to contemplate…

14. MAY 18, 2018 – Turkey’s dictator, Erdogan, held a historic conference of Muslim nations in Istanbul and referred to as for 57 Islamic nations to kind an anti-Israel military with the objective of destroying IsraelNot solely had been the lacking members of the Ezekiel 38 alliance (Sudan and Libya) lastly introduced collectively, however Psalm 83 foretells of a future 10-member coalition who will unite collectively to destroy Israel, and the leaders of ALL the nations within the Psalm 83 alliance attended this summit! If the stage is ready for the Psalm 83 War, and this conflict paves the best way for the Gog-Magog War which takes place within the first half of the tribulation interval, how a lot nearer is the rapture?
Also, sure Gulf states’ leaders weren’t in attendance, together with from Saudi ArabiaBible prophecy foretells that Saudi Arabia (together with Britain, the US, and maybe some others) will merely protest the Gog-Magog invasion (Ezekiel 38:13). Despite that Saudi Arabia has been traditionally at odds with Israel, there’s now an alliance rising between the 2 nations! Just last year, Israel, the US, and Saudi Arabia fashioned an alliance towards the Iranian Axis’s chess strikes within the area—monitoring completely with the end-time situations which can be forecasted in Scripture.

The Islamic army alliance will likely be equal to western protection coalition NATO.

15. AUG 28, 2018 – The first ‘pink heifer in 2,000 years’ was born in Israel, fulfilling all of the Biblical necessities (i.e. completely pink in shade, with no single black or white hair on its physique, and blemish free). At the identical time, Israel is able to construct the Third Temple with only a second’s discover, and it has taken many, a few years to get up to now. The Sanhedrin will likely be holding a special ceremony on the last day of Hanukkah this week wherein they may dedicate the Third Temple Altar and lightweight the Golden Lampstand. They have invited representatives of 70 nations to attend. At least 4 Scriptures educate that the Jewish Temple will likely be rebuilt on the finish of the age (Dan. 9:27; Matt. 24:15; 2 Thess. 2:4; Rev. 11:1-2).Why is that this pink heifer so important? Because solely after sacrificing the pink cow, can building start on the Third Temple in Jerusalem! Interestingly, the cow should be, at a minimal, inside its third yr of life, or between 3-5 years of age, for sacrifice! Thus, if this pure pink heifer stays a candidate, and the Third Temple is constructed within the first half of the tribulation interval, how a lot nearer is the rapture?

Temple Institute/YouTubeA pink heifer has been born in Israel.

16. NOV 7, 2018 – A ten nation European Union (EU) army confederation was officially launched by Emmanuel Macron. Bible prophecy foretells {that a} 10-nation army alliance will rise out of a revived Roman Empire (the EU) and can come underneath the management of the Antichrist (Daniel 7:23-24). There are extra questions and hypothesis than anything at this level relating to the way forward for this new drive. But, if that is the EU-ten nation federation the Bible predicted, and the Church is eliminated earlier than the Antichrist is revealed, how a lot nearer is the rapture?

17. 2018 – The world, and particularly its tremendous energy, has an financial system that’s surging with no indicators of letting up, virtually a decade after the monetary disaster (2007-2009). Scripture signifies that the world financial system will likely be surging on the time of the rapture, however on the identical time—it will likely be one international catastrophe away from collapse (Matthew 24:37-39). Interestingly, there are reviews that the world financial system goes to crash in a number of brief years. Some consultants have even given ten reasons why the world economy will crash by 2020. Is this simply one other indication that the rapture is true across the nook? Of course, the rapture might (and really possible) be the reason for this coming worldwide collapse.

18. 2018 – Some of the actors we see on the world stage look like gamers within the tribulation hour. For occasion, there’s sturdy indication that Putin is likely to be Gog, the chief of Ezekiel 38 and 39 (see: Could Vladimir Putin be Gog?), and that Pope Francis is likely to be the false prophet (see: Could Pope Francis be the False Prophet?). These possible actors already on the scene tells me that the end-time play is about to start!

Interestingly, Pope Francis turns 82 in lower than per week (placing him nearer to the tip of life), and thus, if Pope Francis is the false prophet the Bible predicted, and the pope’s most important participation as false prophet is within the final half of the tribulation interval, is that this simply one other indication that the rapture is true across the nook?

Vladimir Putin (left) & Pope Francis (proper)

19. 2019 – A Mideast peace plan is quickly to be unveiled by the Trump Administration. Donald Trump’s soon-to-be-revealed “deal of the century” has the hallmarks of the covenant the Bible says the Antichrist will later implement (Daniel 9:27). If the signing of the Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty can virtually be seen, and the Church is eliminated earlier than it is signed and tribulation begins, how a lot nearer is the rapture?

Forging forward, Trump crew assured its peace plan appeals to Palestinians

20. MAY 14, 2018 – MAY 13, 2019 – The seventieth Anniversary of Israel’s rebirth. The motive why I’ve included this important occasion is that it occurs to coincide with ALL the aforementioned prophetic implications that point out simply how shut we’re to the rapture and so many other things I don’t even have house to incorporate on this article. The era that sees Israel reborn is similar era that can see the completion of the tribulation and the return of Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:32-35). Is it sheer coincidence that ALL the prophetic developments witnessed in our lifetime have fashioned, and look like culminating, inside one era (70-80 years, see Psa. 90:10) since Israel’s rebirth as a nation? And if this era is about to finish, how a lot nearer is the rapture?

Just How Close Is the Rapture? 

Sure, many individuals all through the previous century have thought that the rapture would occur of their lifetime. Since the Seventies and Eighties, there have been numerous predictions about when the rapture would happen. All have been fallacious, and I’m not stunned. Bible prophecies have been quickly falling into place because the re-establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. But there are three key variations between now and a long time previous that, for the primary time in historical past, point out the rapture is, really, simply across the nook…

1. The first and most essential is the explosion of end-time period expertise. Second Coming prophecies all through the New Testament require the existence of recent expertise (RFID chips, AI and robotics, mass media and telecommunications, micro-drone swarms, and many others.). Only within the Twenty first Century, and particularly the previous few years, have the developments in expertise made ALL tech-related finish time situations a REALITY!

The rapture might occur at any second!

2. The second factor that makes our time totally different is gay sin. Only in the previous few years, the world has embraced homosexuality, which is, chronologically, the FINAL sin earlier than God’s judgment. Both this stuff make it clear there’s no extra prophetic occasion that has to precede the rapture, which is now an imminent REALITY! 

3. The third issue that makes our time totally different is the stage-setting for occasions within the tribulation interval. In solely the previous few years, now we have seen the tribulation interval starting to forged shadows forward of itself by the positioning of gamers and occasions. The stage is now set for the Gog-Magog and Psalm 83 War, building of the Third Temple, the Antichrist’s 10-nation confederacy and Mideast peace plan and many others. As we witness the stage being set in the present day for occasions that can transpire through the tribulation interval, we are able to know that the rapture is THAT MUCH CLOSER!

It might be that the Lord delays (and daily he does, thousands of people on this planet’s darkest corners are being saved). Keep in thoughts that 2 Peter 3:9 tells us:

“The Lord is not actually being gradual about his promise, as some individuals assume. No, he’s being affected person on your sake. He doesn’t need anybody to be destroyed, however needs everybody to repent.” (2 Peter 3:9)

BUT God can solely delay for thus lengthy. It does seem that we’re so near the rapture! I’ve little question the rapture will happen any day now; it might occur in the present day. BUT the query is…are you prepared for Jesus to come back? If Jesus returned in the present day, would He be your “Blessed Hope” (Titus 2:11-14)? Or would He be your “Holy Terror” (Revelation 6:12-17)?



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