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    The Prophecy of Isaiah 17:1


    "The burden against Damascus. 'Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.'"

    Most, if not all of us who are passionate about Bible prophecy believe that the war of Psalm 83 , Isaiah 17:1 and the Rapture will happen prior to the Tribulation Period and will be the genesis of the great invasion of Israel predicted in Ezekiel's prophecy in Ezekiel chapter 38. Here's something we must all think about very seriously:Biblically, Damascus is to fall, and to collapse, and to cease from being a city ... as Isaiah 17 says. Understand that such a thing might bring about a great war on Israel from the site of the three musketeers from the north: the Iranians, the Turks, and of course the Russians are already there. And their bankrupted allies - Sudan and Libya. So, we are watching all these things happen right now before our very eyes." If you want to know how close the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is - it is wise to keep your eyes on Syria, especially Damascus. And because of the presence of the three bully presidents of Russia, Turkey, and Iran, there is no telling how close we truly are to the Rapture of the church.
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    14 months & counting

    Does it feel like the world is spinning out of control?

    Distress of Nations with Perplexity
    (Luke 21:24)

    Hong Kong has hundreds of thousands of people standing in defiance of the Chinese government, and their government in Beijing doesn’t know what to do. Many people have been injured and arrested in the huge protests. England has been in turmoil over BREXIT, their desire to leave the European Union. Germany has major problems with migrants and millions of Germans are fed up with how the government has handled the crisis. India and Pakistan are still squabbling over Kashmir with their armies deployed on the border. Turkey’s invasion of Syria sent hundreds of thousands of Kurds fleeing, with Russian forces stepping in. Lebanon is in upheaval with hundreds of thousands pouring into the streets demanding that their government leave its offices. Haiti has imploded and is in complete chaos. In our own country, the Democrats have been trying to impeach President Donald J. Trump from the moment he took office and overthrow the will of the American people.

    In Matthew 24, the disciples ask Jesus, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world?”

    Jesus’s response is a detailed description of the condition of the world and what it will look like in the last days. Wars and Rumours of Wars, Nation rising against Nation, famines, pestilences, earthquakes, these being the beginning of sorrows. He depicts persecution and an abounding iniquity that would cause the love of many to wax cold and divisions that would cause loved ones to betray one another.

    In Luke 21:24, Jesus says, “There will be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth Distress of Nations with Perplexity, the seas and the wave roaring.”

    Franklin Graham describes our current global state of turmoil amongst the nations, and we can’t help but recognize the distress of nations Jesus describes in Luke 21 and Matthew 24, matching what we see today.

    Just as the psalmist tells us to lift our eyes, so does Jesus instruct his believers in the face of the times we are living in “When these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28
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    A reminder for those still sleeping...

    We ARE The Last Generation - how much time is left?


    The Parable of the Fig Tree

    "Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its buds become tender and its leaves begin to sprout, you know without being told that summer is near. Just so, when you see the events I've described beginning to happen, you can know his return is very near, right at the door. I assure you, this generation will not pass from the scene before all these things take place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will remain forever." (Matthew 24:32-35)

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    Let's take a closer look at the meaning of this parable...

    "Now learn the parable of the fig tree ..."

    Firstly, the verb "learn" here is in the imperative mood, which means it is a command, not something optional. Next, who or what is the fig tree in this verse? (Remember only the Scriptures can be used to interpret the parables recorded in them) The answer to this question is unmistakably Israel. I'll give just ONE example in Hosea 9:10:

    "I (God) found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at her first time." (Hosea 9:10)

    In the above verse, God compares Israel to grapes and the fathers to fruits of the fig tree. Jesus often used fig tree in parabolic form when communicating things about Israel, and there are several other verses to confirm this (Joel 1:6-8, 12; Luke 13:6-9; Jeremiah 24; Jeremiah 29:16-19). Virtually every theologian will agree that in the Bible, Israel is referred to as the fig tree. In addition, the verse above is almost a direct parallel to what Jesus said in Matthew 24.

    "When its buds become tender and its leaves begin to sprout, you know without being told that summer is near..."

    The verb "know" here is also in the imperative mood in the Greek, which means it is a command. "He is near..." translated estin in Greek, literally means the time when the Lord is coming to establish His kingdom.

    "I assure you, this generation will not pass from the scene before all these things take place."

    When Jesus says “this generation,” the Greek word for generation here is genea. Genea refers to a particular age or time. Combined with the statement "all these things take place," which would include all the events of the seven year Tribulation - everything that Jesus had been talking about...the birth pains (vs. 4-14)...the abomination of desolation (vs. 15)...the need to flee because of the impending dangers (vs. 16-28)...and the catastrophic chaos of the universe (vs. 29), brings us to the conclusion that the generation in existence when Israel was formed will not pass away (die) before the Second Coming.

    So what does this full verse mean? It simply means that the generation that sees Israel reborn and the fig tree "put out its leaves" is the same generation that will see the completion of the Tribulation and the return of Jesus Christ (Second Coming). Remember, this verse is in the imperative mood, which means it is a command for us - not just a parable to be overlooked!

    And guess what? Israel, a country that had not really existed as a separate nation for nearly 2,500 years, was declared a new sovereign state by an act of the United Nations on May 14, 1948!


    How long is a generation?

    There's another obvious question concerning this parable: how long is a generation? The length of a generation has not always been constant since the days of Adam and Eve. From the time of Adam up to today, humanity lifespan on earth has been deteriorating.

    The answer to this question can be found in the most significant and definitive declaration in the Bible for the life span of man which is given in Psalm 90 (Psalm 90:10). The Psalmist states that the life span of man is normally seventy years, eighty years if blessed with outstanding health:

    "The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they be eighty years, yet is their labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away." (Psalms 90:10)

    It's interesting that, even though Moses wrote Psalm 90 over 3,000 years ago, and he lived to be 120 years old, today, 70 years is almost exactly the average life expectancy of human beings worldwide. The average life span of those living today in Israel is between 70 and 80 years! It is reasonable to conclude that the generation Christ was talking about in the parable of the fig tree will also be 70 to 80 years in length.

    In fact, Christ’s parable of the Fig Tree in Matthew 24:32-35 and Moses’ length of a generation in Psalm 90:10 seem to go hand in hand! Labour and sorrow is figurative of the great tribulation that is soon cut off, thus Jesus ends it when He comes riding on a horse to Armageddon battle and we fly away.

    On 14th of May 1948, the state of Israel was proclaimed a nation! Since 1948, we have seen Israel put forth leaves on her tender branches both economically, military, financially and spiritually, and Israel has become a world force always on news all over the world. If the leaves of the fig tree can be said to have sprung forth in 1948, then the generation is 70 years old this year!

    If we use a generation of 80 years (with years of labor and sorrow) according to Psalms 90:10, then the year for 1948 generation to be over is (1948 + 80 years): 2028. Taking into account the seven-year tribulation period, that would place the latest year for rapture and the beginning of the great tribulation to occur as (2028 – 7): 2021. That's only 2 years from now!

    Israel's rebirth, along with recent prophetic events, are a strong indication that the generation Christ was talking about has already been born, and the return of Jesus Christ to establish His reign for a thousand years is very close at hand. Considering Israel will mark 70 years (normal life span of man) of statehood on May 14th this year, and the signs of the time are all around us, we must remain watchful and alert and continue spreading the gospel! Time is running out.

    I am not attempting in any way, shape, form or fashion to set a day and hour for the return of Jesus, but I am revealing the season for His return. While the Bible says we don’t know the day or hour, it certainly says that we know the times and seasons (1 Thessalonians 5:1-10). Otherwise, what was the point of giving signs that would indicate His coming was near?

    The time of the "last days" that Jesus referred to, is not "in the future", and it's not "coming soon". It is here right now. Stay alert, Jesus is coming!
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    ~ MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT. HELL IS A REAL PLACE ~

    By way of analogy, if a sea gull on the West Coast picked up a grain of sand and dropped it on the East Coast, and then came back and repeated the process every ten thousand years, when all the beaches of the West Coast were transplanted to the East Coast, well, that's the first ten MINUTES of eternity.


    The Truth About... Hell

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY8h247B3ak

    CHOOSE TODAY...CHOOSE WISELY.
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    Many today believe that the Middle East stands on the very brink of all-out war: that huge regional chaos is just around the corner.


    Damascus: The Beginning of the End?

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