If we take the Bible seriously, we must acknowledge that about a third of it is prophecy. There were prophecies about Israel being re-created as a nation – an event that took place on schedule (as foretold) in May 1948. As explained here: http://www.christiantruthcenter.com/the-fig-tree-generation-the-generation-that-will-not-pass/
“Israel is God’s time piece and in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, Jesus used Israel to tell us of a generation that will see all things prophesied be fulfilled.” The “fig tree generation” alive in 1948 when Israel became a nation again.
As Luke 21:32 says: “This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.” Jesus confirmed this words when He said, ‘Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away’ (Luke 21:33). I.e. this generation that sees the fig tree shoot forth will not pass till all these things be fulfilled….
The 1948 generation is the generation that will not pass till all things prophesied by Jesus in Mathew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 be fulfilled.
How many years did the Bible suggest there are in a generation?
Psalms 90:10: The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they be eighty years, yet is their labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”
The verse above not only suggests that 70 years is a normal generation, but that if one approaches the maximum of 80 years – it will be a time of sorrow, during which we “fly away” – a clear hint to tribulation and rapture and end times events between the 70th and 80th years of this crucial generation. 70 years after 1948 is 2018, and the crucial window in time for the final generation is upon us.
With modern astronomical software we can calculate when events in the sky match descriptions of future skies given in Bible prophecy. Many clues point to major events the week of Hanukkah in December 2019. Matthew 22:2 says “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.” How do these seemingly unrelated facts come together to suggest the fulfillment of end times Bible prophecy in December 2019 – quite possibly in the form of a POLE SHIFT?
In End Times and 2019, which I wrote shortly before the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar that created so much hype in December 2012 – I commented on the Mayan astronomical configuration drawn for the end of the present world. Specifically, I noted that Mayan art showing the positions of planets at the moment of the end of the present world did not match the real positions planets would have in the sky at the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar on December 21, 2012 – but that they did match the sky 7 years later, in late December 2019.
I also explained that Bible prophecy describes the skies at the time of the end, and many of the Bible’s astronomical descriptions match the skies during the week of Hanukkah from December 21-28, 2019.
Most notably: the sun, moon, and planets move in a way that acts out in the sky
ALL THE MAJOR STEPS OF AN ANCIENT JEWISH WEDDING CEREMONY.
One very impressive item, matching the step in which the groom gives the bride the ring, corresponds to a total solar eclipse – in which we on Earth see “the diamond ring effect” of the solar corona showing around the edge of the moon. Not only that – it happens at just the right time to match the eight minute window in the ancient wedding ceremony. It could symbolize Christ coming for His bride. It also matches Isaiah 13:10 “The sun will be dark when it rises” – as the total solar eclipse is visible from Jerusalem at sunrise on December 26, 2019.
Years ago, I concluded that clues from Bible verses matched up with certain astronomical arrangements in the sky, and that two dates in late 2019 were very significant. Initially I was confused to have two separate dates, and I asked a lot of pastors and ministers a lot of questions. Very few gave any credence to the idea of calculating dates regarding the fulfillment of end times Bible prophecy because of Matthew 24:36.
Millions of people believe that we can’t know – or aren’t ever supposed to know – when future events are going to occur, because their English-language Bible tells them “no one knows the hour or the day” and they assume that we can never know future dates.
But the original Greek verb οἶδεν (“oiden”) in Matthew 24:36 is past tense; Young’s Literal Translation reads “no one hath known” – and the correct modern translation is “no one has known” or “no one knows yet.” Nothing in the original Greek text rules out knowing after 33 A.D. This is backed up by verses like:
“If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come.” Revelation 3:3
“But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief.” 1 Thessalonians 5:4
(We just need to be awake – alert – paying attention. Then it is possible to know.)
Eventually one pastor said: “I can understand why you found two dates a few months apart – if they are exactly 75 days apart.” And my dates are exactly 75 days apart. So he had my full attention as he explained the significance of 30 and 45 day periods that are reserved for judgment and wrath….
We are given signs for a reason. The Bible does not give hundreds of signs and warnings so that we can remain ignorant.
Genesis 1:14 tells us to pay attention to the lights in the heavens because God uses them for signs: ““Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs.” So I think it is important to understand God’s celestial clock, and to use modern technology to help decode ancient prophetic visions. Because many prophets described the night sky, and astronomical software finally allows us to calculate when the sky will actually match the ancient descriptions. Late 2019 seems to be the focus.
October 14, 2019 is a Jewish holiday known in English as the Feast of Tabernacles – Sukkot in Hebrew – a holiday on which some believe the Messiah will eventually come to Tabernacle with us. The Sun (astronomically representing Christ) hovers over the star Spica on this date – representing the wheat in Virgo’s hand. This is the bread of the virgin – in Hebrew the words are Bethulah and Lehem. This is important.
We are told that when Christ was born, the magi knew there would be a unique star that would hover over Bethlehem as a sign. Because the Earth rotates, any object in our sky moves east to west across the night sky, and nothing can hover in place over a city. But if the wheat in Virgo’s hand, the Virgin’s Bread – Bethulah-Lehem – is the location, then the most unique and special star for us – our Sun – can hover over it for several days.
This could be the astronomical clue for both the magi over 2000 years ago and for the Second Coming. The “Great Sign of Revelation” in which the Virgin astronomically gives birth to a Son (erroneously expected on 9/23/17) may be fulfilled on that date as well. And most importantly, 75 days later the Sun, Moon, and planets finish a week-long astronomical enactment of an ancient Jewish wedding ceremony in the sky.
And the 75 day spread between the end of the wedding and the Great Sign matches the end of Daniel’s periods of 1260, 1290, and 1335 days – assuming the last 30 and 45 days are reserved for judgment and wrath, between 10/14/19 and 12/28/19. Oh, the week-long wedding in the sky also takes place during Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, also very symbolic. I detail the astronomical matches to end times prophecy and the reasons we should pay attention to this particular timing (example: the only time the Bible gives a date for the wedding of a great king to his bride happened on the same date in the Hebrew calendar) for many pages in End Times and 2019.
There is much more evidence suggesting end times prophecy may be fulfilled in 2019 in the book – including astronomical clues, Bible prophecy, books of the Maya, clues from Egypt, world mythology, and much more.