THURSDAY February 2, 2017
Ready for the Rapture?
It came to pass in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the citadel, that Hanani one of my brethren came with men from Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who had survived the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. - Nehemiah 1:1-2
We have now completed a thorough, historical background study of the book of Nehemiah. We began in the book of Exodus, when Israel made an exodus from Egypt, until to the rebuilding of the walls, in the book of Nehemiah. Then we continued our study through to the book of Malachi and reached the four hundred years of silence. We carried on into the book of Matthew and reviewed the genealogies that weaved throughout biblical history up until the birth of Christ.
Now we are returning to the book of Nehemiah; where we find Nehemiah, in the winter palace of Persia, taking care of the king Artaxerxes as his cup bearer. Historically when King Artaxerxes gave the commandment for Nehemiah to rebuild and restore Jerusalem, on March 14, 445 B.C. that event began the development of the whole prophecy of the seventieth week of Daniel.
What is the seventieth week of Daniel? This period of history is the last seven years of earth’s history in the future––the last days. Once the fulfillment of the time of the Gentiles ends (Luke 21:24, 25), and the rapture of the Church happens––these prophetical events lead into the seventieth week of Daniel, also known as the Great Tribulation period. This period begins with a peace treaty with Israel (Daniel 9:27), and the Anti-Christ is revealed (Daniel 11:31). Millions of Jews will be murdered. The rest flee to Petra and the Lord protects them (Matthew 24:15-22; Revelation 12:6). This time period ends with the battle of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16). The rapture is the next prophetical event to happen. Are you ready for when the Lord returns for His Church?
…in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
~1 Corinthians 15:52~
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