The Timing of Jesus’ Return

 

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The information I am about to share with you has to do with the approximate time of Jesus’ return following the last days. Yes, I know, no man knows the day nor the hour (Matthew 24:36) but please note that none of the following information even remotely attempts to predict the day nor the hour. The next logical question is, are we in the last days? No, not yet, but I do believe that we are rapidly approaching them and I also believe that we are beginning to witness the “birth pains” of the last days that Jesus told us about in Matthew 24.

The specific reason for this post is to shed some possible light on the estimated duration of the Church Age that began when Jesus died on the cross and rose again from the dead. This information that I am going to provide you with next, does come with a bit of conjecture, but I’d like you to consider it anyway.

It has to do with the square volume of the Tabernacle and other time related considerations. The site which this information comes from is JesusPlusNothing and I have found the author’s (Iain Gordon) other material to be sound and entirely Biblically based.

You can read about it here. Please take the time to read his relatively short study in its entirety.

Did you find it interesting? Yes, I did too and the number of so called Biblical coincidences are substantial.

As the carefully worded study indicates, we’re not talking about carved in stone facts but rather a general perspective that indicates a particular estimated length or duration of time as it relates to the Church Age.

So if the Church Age is approximately 2000 years in duration, the next question that comes to mind is what year did Jesus actually die on the cross? The date that most scholars agree upon is April 3, AD 33. The secondary date that some others prefer is April 7, AD 30. You can read a detailed explanation why these two dates are deemed as the only possible dates by most scholars here.

Today being the 4th of April 2020, depending on which date you lean towards, it is either 1987 years since Jesus died on the cross based on AD 33 date or 1990 years based on AD 30 date. So the bottom line is that we have either 13 or 10 years from now to complete the approximate 2000 years span of the Church Age.

Could I be wrong? Absolutely. Based on numerous other failed predictions that have been given by many in the past, I am the last one to project any specific day, month or year. But I do find it interesting and as such, I thought I would share it with you. I also find it interesting that when Jesus said that no man knows the day nor the hour, He specifically did not say the year. Obviously there may be other reasons for Jesus doing this that I am not aware of but it is an interesting observation nonetheless.

From my personal observations regarding degraded environmental conditions that are occurring world wide, as the result of climate change, being brought about by our lack of consideration for environmental realities, in addition to the unsustainable growth of our world population coupled with a declining growing season and diminishing agricultural areas plus a host of other economic and politically based considerations, the next 10 to 13 years could easily be seen as being tumultuous. Then we can throw in the current coronavirus pandemic and the ramifications that it alone is producing, and our combined vulnerability becomes even more self evident.

Yesterday I heard the President of the United States indicating that this virus pandemic will eventually end and that the United States will return to being even more greater than it previously was.  I disagree.  One can stack the deck held in one’s hand in one’s presumed favour but I see a much bigger deck in play that no one person can stack, irrespective to how clever they may think they are. Even here, it doesn’t take much imagination to conceive how the world wide masses will eventually concede to the need for a unifying one world leader (enter the beast).

Time is running out or at least that is the way that I see it. And it’s not a matter of which political party one is affiliated with, it’s a matter that we (humanity as a whole) have been increasingly moving away from God and there is a limit to His patience. Undoubtedly there are many non-believers who will think that my Christian perspective is fit for the looney bin. Understood. Think what you will.

Check out all the nations that have come against Israel in the past. Who still survives? Who is diminished or is now non-existent? And that’s just one of many of God’s witnesses.

So take this post for what it is worth, a point of interest that you may or may not find compelling. I just wanted you to be aware of it.

One final scripture verse that we all would do well to remember.

Isaiah 46:8-13 NASB
“Remember this, and be assured;
Recall it to mind, you transgressors.
“Remember the former things long past,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is no one like Me,
Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;
Calling a bird of prey from the east,
The man of My purpose from a far country.
Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass.
I have planned it, surely I will do it.
“Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded,
Who are far from righteousness.
 “I bring near My righteousness, it is not far off;
And My salvation will not delay.
And I will grant salvation in Zion,
And My glory for Israel.”

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 comments

  1. Regardless, whether you have the math wrong or correct, the truth of the matter remains: Jesus will return. Is what is happening today a precursor to His return? Well, isn’t every day? But, oh, how things do tend to line up, right?

    Anyway, the reason I actually stopped by, Bruce, was to encourage you. I know that we are in a very uncertain and difficult time, but God is not caught by surprise. I’m not writing as much right now because of so many other things that I must do as I pastor during this crisis – writing can be draining. Therefore, I’m just taking some time to go around to my blogger friends to say “hello” and to encourage you to keep up the good work and hold the fort.

    Blessings to you, my friend.

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  2. Yep, I just talked to my neighbor this morning at his cabin. He is setting up bee hives in the snow to combat his godless panic stricken state of mind (but the psychiatrist drugs help he thinks). He might agree with the one world order for those who won’t die soon. I’m not sure when he will consider God to be an answer. Actually he thinks we are loony because we don’t panic which means to him we are the problem….see where this is going? yep we could be close. Maybe.

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    • Hi Gary, it definitely makes for some interesting conversations! I don’t know about you but I try to avoid conversations that start leaning towards the end times because it can go off the rails pretty quickly when the personal connection to Jesus hasn’t already been made. If you take a good hard look at the history of Israel it is pretty difficult to ignore how they have survived and even flourished without divine providence assisting them, but even that can be touch and go. A quick prayer for guidance is a no brainer and listening carefully for the response of God’s Holy Spirit can turn things entirely around. I’ve seen that happen on many occasions but there are also the totally closed minds ones too. But even there I’ve seen some amazing turn arounds happen which leads me to believe that our part is relatively small and God can do things we’re not even aware of. It’s actually really kind of exciting to see what God can and will do in His own timing. You’ll have to excuse me, I have a lot of stories. Blessings Gary and thank you for touching base with me, always look forward to hearing from you.

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      • I love stories with a point Bruce. You are good. The back story to my neighbor is that the Lord pushed me off my deer stand in the nearby woods to go help him build on his cabin project. A neighborly thing you know. We talk. We have a relationship with some wobble room. He has come a long ways toward me and knowing there is a God who seems to care about me but he is his own man…I have to let the Holy Spirit kick his thinking can down the road quite a ways yet, but God is God and we pray for him. He is in essence an active case on the Holy Spirits case load. I believe that if all of us had an active case load on our hands (prayer, witness, nudge along, be the church. to our neighbors) we could see revival in times like these instead of just praying against a virus we need to be praying for our neighbors salvation and be the #1 active creative volunteer to reach them. He brought up the end times by the way, ya, poor way to witness unless guided that way….now you got me preachin….I have 25+ neighbor stories…it shall go on

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      • I know exactly what you mean, I call them “time projects” and I have a number of them on the go. I have a funny idea that if you and I were fishing we’d be doing more talking than fishing! Really looking forward to meeting you on the other side! Blessings brother.

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  3. Seems like Rome is still doing pretty good 2000 years later. Their influence can be seen all over the world and in every aspect of christianity. I could probably come up with a few other countries that are still surviving that don’t buy into Israelis exceptionalism.
    I’ve always found it odd how protestants accuse the catholic church of wrong doings but justify their own shortcomings with “we’re just human” and “there is no perfect church”. And isn’t the quote about blessing Israel literally tied to the person Abram?

    Lots of assumptions that go on, myself included.

    Blessings

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    • Hi Ann, I can appreciate that, we’ve got a couple of young granddaughters that instills the same thoughts in us. Actually all of our grandchildren when you stop to think about it. It’s never simple. Blessings.

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  4. If this is a little hint of things to come with this current virus situation, wow, I pray people would repent and trust in Christ before its too late

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