Rant for Jesus-Sign of the Times, June 2021

I find Vicki’s account to be quite interesting. Thought I would share it to give you some Spiritual Food for Thought!

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.

By Vicki Lucas

On April 15th 2021 Israel celebrated their 73rd Independence Day. It is significant that 73 years have passed since the “fig-tree” was replanted and began to flourish in 1948 because Jesus says the generation who sees this occur will see all the end times events come to pass:

“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near … Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened” (Matt. 24:32, 34).

The clearest definition of a generation, or human lifespan, in Scripture is 70–80 years:

“Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away” (Ps. 90:10).

Counting the biblical maximum 80 years from 1948, the calculated upper limit of the fig-tree generation is 2028. Subtracting 7 years, the presumed length of the final tribulation period, we arrive at 2021, a potentially pivotal year in Bible prophecy.

As summer 2021 draws near, the stage indeed appears set for tribulation events:

  • The escalating controversy over Jerusalem has Israel and the Palestinian Hamas on the brink of all-out war (Zech. 12:2). Additionally, Russia has 100,000 troops amassed on the Ukraine border, China is threatening Taiwan, and Iran and North Korea are ramping up anti-US rhetoric (Matt. 24:6).

The Abraham Accord peace deals facilitated by the Trump Administration have laid the groundwork for an ultimate peace agreement that will bring about sudden destruction (1 Thess. 5:3).

The lifting of pandemic lockdowns has economies roaring back to life (Luke 17:26-28). Consequently, inflation is speeding up at its fastest pace since 2008, and shortages of many items are already widespread (Rev. 6:6).

Citing Jesus’ admonition that “no one knows the day,” many Christians consider it foolish or futile to speculate about the time of His return. However, God does not consider it foolish—He actually encourages us to calculate the general time via prophecies like the Fig-Tree Parable.

The Fig-Tree Parable points to 2021–28. What’s more, prophetic timelines in Genesis and Daniel corroborate this timeframe:

According to the genealogies in Genesis, the earth is presently, give or take a few years, 6,000 years old. Thus the calculated limit of the fig-tree generation, 2021–28, corresponds to the end of the sixth millennium, the time when Jesus is expected to judge the world and set up His Kingdom.

In Daniel 9, an order to rebuild Jerusalem begins a countdown of 7 and 62 weeks to Messiah the Ruler (Dan. 9:25). Counting 69 weeks, or 483 years, from the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls by Ottoman ruler Suleiman in 1537–38 AD, we arrive at 2020–21.

In Daniel 12, it is inferred that Israel will be redeemed 1,335 days or years after an abomination that causes desolation is set up in the Temple area (v. 11). Counting 1,335 years from when construction began on the Islamic Dome of the Rock in 685–86 AD, we arrive at 2021. Counting 1,335 years from when construction was complete in 692–93 AD, we arrive at 2028.

Thus, eschatological timelines in Genesis, Daniel, and Matthew, recorded by different authors, during different eras, and employing vastly different calculations, point to the same 7-year period: 2021–28!

At the same time, because there is so much at stake, and because the 2021–28 concurrence is so compelling, it would be negligent to not publish it as a siren or wake-up call (Ez. 33:6).

Jesus said when we see things coming together to look up because our redemption is drawing near (Luke 21:28).

As Israel turned 73 on April 14th of 2021, we see prophesy happening now with the enemy rising up against Israel and Psalms 83 describes with Ezekiel 37 Magog war following.

Be watchful and ready, when you see all these things coming to pass, then look up. our redemption is near.