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Friday, August 4, 2017
All These Things Be Fulfilled - A Clarification
4 August 2017: In January 2014 the third and final part of the "All These Things Be Fulfilled" series was posted. It seems several of us have confused what has been stated more recently on Eschatology Today regarding the Revelation 12 signs (yes, there are two signs) and the advent of the Harpazo (Rapture) and the duration of a generation specifics of Psalm 90:10. This post will hopefully clarify and bring cohesion of understanding - get us all on the proverbial same page, so to speak, and lift a type of fog of confusion that has unintentionally developed.
The best place to start, I think, would be to revisit the post linked above, as it dovetails nicely with the Breaking News Alert below and the content of what you are reading now. You'll note there are symbolic book ends referenced in the third paragraph. For your mind's eye I likened Gabriel's Daniel 9 "70 Weeks" prophecy and Jesus reiteration of it in His Olivet Discourse as a left-side book end. The right-side book end is then figuratively presented in the Harpazo of the Bride of Christ.
This is also directly related to the "the fullness of the Gentiles has come in" which Paul wrote about in Romans 11:25, and which I reference constantly in Eschatology Today posts and commentary. Who is the determining agency of when the "fullness of the Gentiles" has occurred? God the Father. What happens at that point? He sends His Son to collect those Gentiles, the dead and the living remnant, which is the Harpazo of the Bride of Christ.
What I was hoping that folks would see is that these figurative book ends hold the entirety of the Age of Grace, the Church Age of the Bride of Christ, between them. At that point in time we are all, those raised from death and the living, are in the many mansion of our Lord's Father's house in Heaven, where time no longer exists.
Hopefully the fog of confusion is beginning to lift.
So what has the Psalm 90:10 70 years and 80 years of strength got to do with this? With respect only to the Bride of Christ and the her Harpazo from this earth by our Lord Jesus Christ, absolutely nothing. God the Father is not dependent on the Scripture he inspired the psalmist to write in determining when to send His Son for us. Since the moment of Jesus ascension into Heaven the age of the Grace has always had an imminent ending in the Harpazo of the bride. Imminence of the Harpazo has always been our doctrine. The Father, in His sovereignty as God, could have sent Jesus to collect the bride at any time when He determined the fullness of Gentiles being grafted into the Holy family tree was completed. So, the Harpazo is external to the temporal limits of 70 or 80 years. In fact, there should be no question in anyone's mind that our Harpazo will occur prior to the 80th year of this generation. This is not date setting, but an absolute certainty based upon Scripture that the bride of Christ will be kept from - rescued from - all judgments to be brought upon the nations of the earth during the 70th Week.
And what of the Revelation 12 signs? They are a sign. They also have nothing directly to do with the day or the hour of the Harpazo. That in and of itself would constitute a third sign to the Adversary, no? So, Revelation 12 reveals signs. What are signs? Signs are indications... signs are warnings of the things which will occur after it. Indications & Warnings. This blog is filled with these two terms over the past 8 years. Indications and Warnings are precisely what John of Patmos was told to write down in the forward to The Revelation of Jesus Christ, a/k/a The Apocalypse: "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place." In Revelation 12 John tells us point blank what is to happen following the occurrence of the first sign. Thing thing here is that Revelation 12 strongly infers to the occurrence Harpazo of the bride of Christ. It infers only and does not directly state so. We should know this because as Berean's we have already searched the rest of the Scriptures for the truth of the matter.
To repeat what I wrote in the linked post above, the time for a decision for Jesus Christ if you have not already done so is right here, right now; because in one instant, no one knows exactly when except God the Father, a transition will occur. In this transition the Age of Grace will end and the finite era of Divine Judgment will come upon this earth without any further indications or warnings.