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Rapture Watch:  Knowing The Season

The Bible says we cannot know the time of the Lord's return (Matthew 25:13). But the Scriptures make it equally clear that we can know the season of the Lord's return (1 Thessalonians 5:2-6):

Prior to the 1900's there was no sign that indicated that we where living in the season of the Lord's return. The first indicator (time marker as I like to call them) was the Balfour Declaration which was issued by the British government on November 2, 1917. For me, this was the start of several time markers to come together with a focus on 2017 as a future time marker of interest.

I will list the time markers that I feel show, with no doubt, that we are indeed living in the season of the return of Jesus the Christ for His Church age saints ... and the soon start of Daniel's 70th week (7 years) which will result in the second coming. The reader needs to understand that the Rapture and the Second Coming are two separate events. 

  • Balfour Declaration  .....................  November 2, 1917

  • UN Resolution 181  ......................  November 29, 1947

  • Jewish State of Israel  ...................  May 14, 1948

  • Jerusalem Captured  .....................  June 7, 1967

From 1917 to 1967  is a time period of 50 years

From 1947 to 2017  is a time period of 70 years

Will 2017 be the start of the tribulation period. Only God knows ... But it appears that we are living in the end times generation and the season of our Lord's return for His church age saints. Very exciting days.

The part that Israel plays in end times prophecy is central to Almighty God's prophetic time clock. If we want to understand end times prophetic timing ... we need to focus on Israel and what is happening in the middle east.  We are living in a unique time in the history of mankind. We are living the final chapters of the church age as end times saints. Planet earth is fast approaching the start of Daniel's 70th week.


In this end times generation, mankind has only one hope, now and in eternity, and that hope is Jesus the Christ. Time is short. We should have a sense of urgency and excitement as we see the prophetic word of the prophet's of old unfold before our very eyes. A time to serve Almighty God's will, watch for His coming, and prepare ourselves for that moment when we step into eternity. If you don't know Jesus the Christ as Lord and Savior, you can check out God's plan for you now and in eternity here.