Get to the point - when is it?

There are several reasons why the Rapture might come in 2017!

Are you one of those folks who likes to skip to the end of the book to see how it ends?  Have you read the previous chapters/pages first? <chapter index>  If you haven't, the rest of this page will likely leave you with more questions than when you started.  You have been warned.

Can we really know the very day?

This is a divisive issue that invites extremes.  We are emotional and irrational creatures.  We laugh at our pets and children when they display immature behavior but have trouble seeing it in ourselves.  I think God lovingly laughs at us in the same way when we emote illogically in our limited capacities.

I have spent a life time looking for answers but have not been able to secure a date.  I have seen many date setters offer an assortment of dates that have come and gone.

On several of God's feast days in the last few years I had hoped, along with others, that one of them might be our day since God obviously has used these days for His purposes repeatedly in history.  I favor several of the appointed feast days, the first being Firstfruits (wrongly called Easter) - but I would like to point out that the day Jesus ascended, 40 days after Firstfruits, is a possible day never hinted at in scripture.

The feast of Weeks, also called Pentecost, is my favorite pick.  What better day, when the Holy Spirit was given, to take the Holy Spirit and the vessels he occupies?  The patterns given with Boaz & Ruth and poetic words of the Song of Solomon fit well with this day!

But none of this detracts from the many commands to be ready and watch!  I offer as proof that at minimum we will know the general time frame and possibly more as it is right in front of us.  This is Paul writing to Jewish Christians:

And let us consider one another to stimulate to love and to good works, not forsaking the assembling together of ourselves, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:24-25

The narrowing time frame.

Without setting a specific date, let's see if we can narrow the time frame using this funnel:

Will the Rapture happen in this millennium?

God hides large numbers within small ones.  Why?  For many reasons but one is to help us see large time frames in prophecy.  Maybe one of the most important is how He represents 1000 years as a day.

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2 Peter 3:8

For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
Psalms 90:4 (Prayer of Moses)

It is no accident that God set up the creation week as seven days and commanded all to live their lives around this structure.  Our calendar still uses this seven day week.  This is His master model for all the ages of man as layed out in Leviticus 23:2-3 as a perpetual rehearsal.

It has been about 6000 years since Adam and we will soon start the seventh day of man, the Sabbath Millennium, the 1000 years of God's perfect rule on earth.

Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection; on such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of the Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Revelation 20:6
Note: Read all of Revelation 20 for more references and details.

Paul's companion, Barnabas, also taught this concept in his letter to the churches that was included in early New Testaments:

And even in the beginning of the creation He makes mention of the Sabbath.  And God made in six days the works of His hands; and He finished them on the seventh day, and He rested the seventh day, and sanctified it.  Consider, my children, what that signifies, He finished them in six days.  The meaning of it is this; that in six thousand years the Lord God will bring all things to an end.  For with Him one day is a thousand years; as Himself testified, saying, Behold this day shall be as a thousand years.  Therefore, children, in six days, that is, in six thousand years, shall all things be accomplished.  And what is that He says, And He rested the seventh day: He means this; that when His Son shall come, and abolish the season of the Wicked One, and judge the ungodly; and shall change the sun and the moon, and the stars; then He shall gloriously rest in that seventh day.
...when resting from all things I shall begin the eighth day, that is, the beginning of the other world.
The General Epistle of Barnabas 13:3-6,9b

There is another use of God's 'day' in counting the two millennial days since Jesus came to earth the first time:

Come, and let us return to the Lord;
For He has torn, but He will heal us;
He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
After two days He will revive us;
On the third day He will raise us up,
That we may live in His sight
.
Hosea 6:1-2

Our two days are almost up!

Will the Rapture happen in this century?

In the chapter entitled Exit in 1 mile - Signs in the heavens I stated that the six solar and lunar eclipses falling exactly on God's commanded feast days in the years 2014 and 2015 are not a coincidence.  Throughout recorded history, whenever these special days and eclipses corresponded, major events for Israel and the Hebrew people transpired.

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
Joel 2:31

I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.
Revelation 6:12a

I will not repeat any more other than to say that no other eclipses will fall on any feast days for the rest of this century!  Exactly what will occur is unknown but it will be something huge!

It is my hope that it declares the last 7 years before the Sabbath Millennium.

Will the Rapture happen in this decade?

I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstfruits in the fig tree at her first season.
Hosea 9:10

Whenever the Bible uses the fig tree in prophecy it refers to Israel.

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when its branch is already tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.  So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.  Truly I say to you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Matthew 24:32-34

Some say that this parable points to the second birth of Israel in 1948.  Maybe.  I tend to think it was when it regained Jerusalem in 1967.  A tree cannot bear fruit when first planted or grafted and the words 'already tender and puts forth leaves' seem to indicate a young age.

A biblical generation is about 52 years based on the generations in the Bible's genealogies.  Is it reasonable to add 1967 plus 52 to arrive at the year 2019?  Most of this is conjecture but if Jesus was referring to this event then we are running out of time!

Will the Rapture happen this year?

Will this year be the year?  Who knows?  I have tried to overlay many patterns and come up many possible years but none have passed the reality test.

Many prophetic current events are now happening so quickly it is causing our heads to spin.  We may see more but nothing else has to happen before the Rapture!  Real wisdoms says:

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
He who testifies these things said, Surely I am coming quickly [Tachy = instantly, does not mean soon].  Amen.
Revelation 22:17,20

One final word.

Let us never forget that more important than the question of exactly when it will occur is that IT WILL OCCUR - and signs are indicating it will be soonAre you ready?

Additionally, watch, praying at all opportunities, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are about to occur and to stand before the Son of man.
Luke 21:36 TKJV

Therefore, if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.
Revelation 3:3b


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