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But of that day and hour knoweth no man

Most would know that there have been many predictions on the timing of the rapture. Many have dated the rapture of the church and just as many have failed at that task. No one to date has come up with the correct day for the prophetic event the Apostle Paul revealed in the first of his epistles to the Corinthians in chapter 15 and from verses 51. 


The Christian scoffers usually quote Matthew 24 and verse 36 saying that nobody can know that day ....


But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.  -  Matthew 24:36


I am not convinced that Matthew 24:36 is in fact talking of the rapture of the church. It might be talking about the start of the tribulation or even the day Heaven and earth pass away ... it is not clear cut. The day in question could be a number of different days. 


When we read other verses in the bible it suggests that we could know the day. 


1 Thessalonians 5:3-9

 

3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they      shall not escape.

4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,


When looking at these verses we should remember that just above in 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 and verse 16 and 17 it is talking about the day of the rapture of the church.


Smarter or Seasoned

Are we smarter than those that have failed to predict the rapture timing or are we more seasoned in that we are seeing more and more prophecy being revealed on a near daily basis. Scripture tells us in 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 and in verse 12 ... " For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." 


My thought is that as we get closer to the end of the church age, as the prophetic word comes to pass in our day ... the prophetic lens / glass that we see through darkly ... becomes more clear. We are not smarter than those that have gone before us, but rather, we have their understandings as well as having the advantage of seeing the prophetic word coming to pass before our very eyes ... giving us a far greater understanding not only of the day in which we live but also future prophetic events. 


Now at this point allow me to say that any views that anyone has in relation to future prophetic events is "THEORY" and nothing else. It might be the most amazing "theory" ever stated ... it may look flawless in principle ... but it is only theory and nothing else. We do not put our hope in a theory, we put our hope in Jesus the Christ ... our blessed hope.



Upcoming Rapture Days of Interest

In looking at future "possible" rapture timing days, it is a good idea to look back in recent time to see if we can establish some prophetic time markers. In doing this we may be able to pick up a some patterns we can use to put some future theories together. The last 100 years has some very interesting time markers we can use.

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


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


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


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


* We could project a future year for the above pattern at ..... 2017 *


From 1917 to 1967  is a time period of 50 years

From 1967 to 2017  is a time period of 50 years

From 1947 to 2017  is a time period of 70 years

From 1917 to 2017 is a time period of 100 years


So we might expect to see a major prophetic event or events unfold in 2017  ... and it seems that we have a few on the radar. Not to mention what is happening around Israel with Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iran and Korea ... just to name a few. 


Lets list a few possible days of interest and upcoming signs we have for the near furture:



* July 18, 2017  ... this is a day of interest from some number crunching I did.  -   The Prophecy Code


 August 21, 2017 ...   a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina.  -  Joel 2:31


*  September 21-23, 2017 ...  Rosh Hashanah and the Revelation 12:1-2 time marker.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgFnOU-lQR0


Rapture Window

The word of Almighty God is powerful and living ... the prophetic Word of Almighty God is time-locked to an appointed time. It is spoken in eternity past for a future appointment in time. The power of the prophetic Word of Almighty God lives throughout the generations until it is birthed at the precise moment intended. His Word has never failed ... and it never will. His timing is exact, it is precise, it is perfect. It is never before or after its appointed time. We as end-times saints live in a day and hour when we can not only read the ancient prophetic Word for our time ... but also see the living Word unlock, to reveal the might and power of our Abba Father as His prophetic Word births before our very eyes. We live in amazing times, and in 2017, it seems we have enough unlocked prophecy to time-frame a credible rapture window. In saying this we should also understand that bible prophecy has an expiry date, the church age has an expiry date. 

So .... lets try and determine the rapture window.