War, famine, earthquake, pestilence, society chaos are pictured for end-times in Matthew 24.
Trump’s OK of Jerusalem as capital of Israel sets the stage for a papal-influenced United Nations to react with hostility. Jerusalem’s destruction would be a sign of impending judgment on the US because the Lion of Judah will ‘roar’ from Jerusalem, Joel 3:16. That’s an earthquake at 2nd Passover with high destiny potential for Christians who believe Christ’s clues, and observe it as explained.
The prophecies of Daniel support the God of the Bible as the only God who can declare the end from beginning. God did so in the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon who couldn’t remember his dream in Daniel 2.
God revealed to Daniel the dream and its interpretation—an image of a man with a head of gold, chest of silver, thighs of brass, legs of iron, and feet of iron mixed with clay, representing Babylon, Medo-Persia, Grecia and Rome. Grecia is seen conquering Medo-Persia in Daniel 8:20,21, hundreds of years before it happened, but verse 17 applies the vision to “the time of the end” with Iraq and Iran conquered by the GOAT—Global Organization Against Terrorism.
How many today know if Russia or China will conquer the US? No other holy book compares to the Bible. Why not consider its end-time prophecies? The discussion of signs for the end of the world begin in Matthew 24 with the destruction of Jerusalem. This is also seen in Zecharian 14:1,2–“The day of the Lord [end-time period] comes…all nations gathered against Jerusalem…” This could mean United Nations as 125+ nations voted against Jerusalem (and Trump).
We see Jerusalem’s destruction cited in Christ’ s wedding parable where the king makes a marriage for his son (Son) and sends His servants to bid people to the wedding feast. The invitation is scorned and messengers treated badly until armies come and burn the city before guests would come, Matthew 22:7-10. Most readers think this was the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, but there was no wedding then. This is about end-times!
If Jerusalem is destroyed (Passover is the Jewish time of judgment as when Titus came in 70 AD) those who understand the Bible should be like the wise virgins who go to the wedding in Matthew 25. The cry at midnight that wakes them is an echo of the midnight cry when calamity fell in Egypt at Passover. This example is why readers see the Bible as having a depth of meaning. It can challenge the brain and better the destiny.
The wedding parables each have Passover timing and the ‘feast’ at Passover is unleavened bread, but it’s not about communion wafers. Christ said, “Beware the leaven of the Pharisees” – their teachings, Matthew 16:12. The wedding feast is about Bible teaching that have not been leavened by church leaders. Here’s an example…
Daniel 7:25 foretold the papacy (horn growing out of the Roman Empire doing bad things) as abolishing Jewish festivals and Sabhath, preferring the pagan day of sun worship and holidays that fit heathen customs as Jeremiah 10 suggests for Christmas. Mass is a celebration of the death of Christ and Christmas is wrong timing. Rabbits and eggs fit female fertility and estrous cycle, and Halloween borders on devil worship for All Saints Day from the “Mother of Abominations,” Revelation 17:5.
If we see Jerusalem destroyed in April (Passover) the wedding message must focus for the US on 2nd Passover. Israelites didn’t travel in winter, and if they took a long trip in the spring and couldn’t get back for Passover, they were to keep it a month later. This is the basis for Christ telling the disciples they didn’t understand—the timing for the wedding is like a man traveling to a far country. Compare Matthew 25:13,14 with Numbers 9:10,11.
To keep it in a biblical way, one would watch for the crescent moon (Exodus 12:2) seen in the west about 20 minutes after sunset a day or so after the calendar’s dark moon. Passover is exactly two weeks later. Christians could then be on God’s calendar for unleavened bread and grape juice that Christ instituted as tokens of His sacrifice.
Christians don’t need to kill lambs, but to spend time reviewing the closing scenes of His life is eating Lamb in a spiritual sense, appreciating what He bore for us. This is what’s meant by Luke 12:36,37 where we might expect His “knock” in the form of an earthquake because the Bible explains itself and the only other place that Christ knocks is Revelation 3:20, for a lukewarm church that ended in an earthquake.
An earthquake initiates the end-times as seen in Zech 14:1,5. It’s the “sudden destruction” that Paul said comes with “the day of the Lord” in 1Thess 5:2,3. Protection and high destiny are linked to observance of Passover as described above, Luke 12:35-48.
Richard Ruhling is author of The Destruction of Jerusalem: a Sign for US of Good News Amid Impending Calamity, a no-charge New Year’s gift on January 6 at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X3W68DX It has two more chapters than God Bless America? featured in this 2-minute video: https://youtu.be/vmMb9h7VZMQ and more information at http://TheBridegroomComes.com
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