Many Christians feel that the rapture and the Second Coming of Jesus could happen AT ANY TIME. This is not the case; prophecies are clear that the Antichrist and other signs of tribulation must come first.
Alan Kurschner recently used an ancient example to clarify this point in regard to Peter:
“Jesus’s return was not imminent during the life of Peter.
“I tell you the solemn truth, when you were young, you tied your clothes around you and went wherever you wanted, but when you are old [gēraskō], you will stretch out your hands, and others will tie you up and bring you where you do not want to go [crucifixion]” (Now Jesus said this to indicate clearly by what kind of death Peter was going to glorify God.) After he said this, Jesus told Peter, “Follow me.” (John 21:18–19)
Jesus makes a two-fold prophecy to Peter that he will live to be “old” and be martyred with crucifixion. This same Peter would later in life pen: “But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear such a name” (1 Pet 4:16). These two prophecies of growing old and dying as a martyr precluded an any-moment rapture during the life of Peter. In short, Jesus’s return could not happen until after this two-fold prophecy.”
Likewise, there are many signs that must be fulfilled in order, without the rapture or Second Coming happening first. In End Times and 2019, I review many prophecies through the filter of understanding the ancient Jewish wedding ceremony – because if you accept Christianity and Bible prophecy then you know Jesus is coming back for His bride, and there are rules on exactly how such a wedding occurs. I do not think it is a coincidence that all major signs of an ancient Jewish wedding ceremony play out in the sky, in the movements of the Sun, Moon, and planets – during the week of December 21-28, 2019…
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