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Well thought out scriptural based logic on the “this generation” prophecy that Christ delivered in Matthew’s account (Matthew 24:34).

Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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This Generation

 

 By Thomas Blackmon


Greetings to all of my brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ. I have enjoyed reading your articles and I am impressed with the unity of thought of most of the writers. We need to be unified about the Pre-Trib Rapture position and boldly teach it as the truth (that it is). Neither the Post-Trib view nor the Mid-Trib view can possibly be true. They are both in error. Mid-Tribbers are, in reality—date setting.

If Jesus and the angels don’t know the day or hour, then neither do any of us know when the Rapture will take place — other than it will occur before the wrath of God descends upon the earth and its’ inhabitants.  Mid-Tribbers are specifying the mid-point of the Tribulation (which is a form of date setting). The arguments for these positions are weak at best, and can be refuted with Scripture.

I want to make a couple of points in this article. The first point is that Jesus Himself established the truth of the Rapture of the church although He let Paul give the specific details. It makes perfectly good sense that He didn’t outline the whole process of the Rapture at the time because His discussion with the disciples took place before the church was formed. They were confused and frightened enough without adding more angst to their thoughts.

When those inquiring minds questioned Jesus about the end, He pointed to various signs, beginning with the fig tree (Israel) and talking about wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, etc. Jesus made the statement that no one (not even Himself or the angels) knew the day or hour but the Father only.

By saying this, He established the truth of the Rapture and made the distinction between it and the Second Coming, or the end of the evil world system. Reason with me: Daniel 12:11 reveals the exact day of the end—the Second Coming, when the Lord returns to earth with His church, or more correctly, with His Body and the angels—to uproot evil, at least for a while (1,000 years). Thus, the Rapture and the Second Coming, by definition are two separate events. For us, the Rapture is from the earth to the clouds while the Second Coming is from the clouds to the earth.

The second point I want to make is in reference to the title of this article. I have wrestled with the Lord with this question for years, and graciously, He revealed the answer not long ago. Back to the conversation with the disciples about the end; the Lord said that “this generation” would not pass until all these things have been fulfilled. What could He have meant?

I tell you in no uncertain terms that He was referring to a specific generation somewhere along the corridors of time, and there is only one generation that can fulfill this prophecy. We now have the answer. I saw a pastor the other night hocking his new book basically about this same question. When he was cornered with a hard question he bailed out by saying that he thought that the end was near but it could be another 1,000 years—what a cop out.

 I say, “Stand up believers, be bold and confident and trust Jesus. We need another Elijah on the scene today!”

Anyway, back to the answer to the question, “What generation?” According to my calculations, I was conceived around the same date that Israel became a nation (1948). I am 65 years old. My grandparents’ generation saw the first sign—fig tree (Israel) and were able to comprehend that sign but that generation has passed. “This generation” couldn’t be referring to my generation because although some of my generation saw the first sign (Israel), they (we) really didn’t understand what it meant.

Also any generation following my generation (the boomers) weren’t in place to witness and comprehend the first sign (Israel), thus, they are eliminated as “this generation.” Friends, that leaves us with the only possible answer which is, the World War II generation. My parents’ generation witnessed firsthand the hatred of the Jews, the holocaust, and the budding of the fig tree—the formation of the nation of Israel.

This information puts things in perspective, time-wise wouldn’t you agree, especially as we witness “this generation” fading from the scene?

Another fact that further tightens the timeline is that the Tribulation period itself is seven years in length. The World War II generation doesn’t have the luxury of much more delay before it passes away.

“Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay” (Ezekiel 37:22 NIV).

Thomas Blackmon

thomasongs@hotmail.com

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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile.  He writes:

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5

What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law.  But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved.  It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.

It is The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  To learn more check out the following link.

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You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.

The world is accelerating into Chaos!  How close can the rapture be?

Matthew 24:42-44New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Be Ready for His Coming

42 “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43 But [a]be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be [b]broken into. 44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 24:43 Lit know this
  2. Matthew 24:43 Lit dug through

Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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WORLD CHAOS:
Pakistan gripped with fear as protests mount…
U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia…
Pentagon increases drone presence in Saharan Africa…
NATO to Create Force Covering Eastern Europe…
PUTIN: I can take Kiev in two weeks…

Plus ISIS, plus Ebola, plus earthquakes and volcanoes…

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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile.  He writes:

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5

What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law.  But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved.  It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.

It is The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  To learn more check out the following link.

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As I read Todd’s article several additional thoughts came to mind.  He brings up some excellent “root” causes for why we find our nation in the state it is today and especially why we are not able to reach the younger generations.  I believe they have become so “distracted” (deceived) with life and the things of this world that they are not even aware of what is happening in it, let alone prophecies of what is to come.  It is probably one of the most discouraging points for some one dedicated to waking others up to God’s word, but we must remember that with God all things are possible!

I am also reminded of the Days of Noah & the Days of Lot prophecy by Jesus in His Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24).  The turning point on Gay marriage and drug use sure do point to this prophecy.

Even with us living through these events I am amazed at how people, even fellow Christians, still do not make the connection between the Bible and the events.  Most just write it off to coincidence or something that has always occurred.  The rise of evil, (more…)

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Great update on what all we are seeing and the phenomenon of “disbelief” that we are witnessing…

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If you have not asked Christ into your life, the essential gospel is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and that He was raised on the third day (1 Cor. 15:3-4).  Believing this is the only qualification for salvation.  We are sinners in need of a savior.  Jesus died for our sins, and to prove that His death was sufficient for us,  God raised Him from the dead on the third day. Believing in our heart that God raised Him from the dead is our assurance that He will raise us, too.
 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Cor. 15:3-4). 

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Today’s prophecy headlines…

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Pope Assails ‘Disobedience’ Among Priests – Church Falling Away / Apostasy

U.S. Officials Seek Source of Salmonella Outbreak – Pestilience

Russia warns against arming Syrian rebels – Psalm 83 War

First US Marines deployed to Australia – Rumors of Wars

Sharpton In The White House – Days of Noah

Americans brace for next foreclosure wave – One World Currency

Officials from Egypt’s Brotherhood at White House – Deception

Terror cells on high alert to attack U.S. – Rumors of Wars

3-4 N.Korean subs disappear after leaving east coast bases – Rumors of Wars

WIRE: Hezbollah threat in USA...

'200-300 sympathizers in New York alone'... - Rumors of War / Days of Noah

Gay marriage may be on the ballot in Ohio this November – Days of Noah

IDF chief: “Whoever tries to test our power will face a clever and powerful army that is determined to defend Israel and subdue its enemies” – Rumors of War / Psalm 83

The media that exposed Nixon is covering for Obama – Deception

‘Gay Christian? Yes!’: Movement Sparks Debate Among Believers – Church Falling Away

Why Did Obama Invite Al Sharpton to Easter Prayer Breakfast But Not Southern Baptist Leaders? – Deception

Christian Man Sues Over Restrictions on Passing Out Bibles at MN Gay Pride Parade – Christian Persecution

Guess What: Hybrid Cars Don’t Really Save You That Much Money – Deception

MSNBC Reports Fake Article as Real News…Again – Deception

Obama During Easter Address: Jesus‘ ’Triumph’ In Crucifixion Helps Me During Troubled Times – Deception

‘Kill That White Man!’: 78-Year Old Man Beaten By 6 Youths in Alleged Racially-Motivated Attack – Days of Noah

Actual Bill Ayers Rant: Why Do ‘Uniformed Military’ Get to Board Planes First? – Deception / Days of Noah

ROCKET FROM EGYPT HITS ISRAEL... - Psalm 83 War / War / Rumors of War
NETANYAHU: Sinai now a 'terror zone'... - Psalm 83 War / War / Rumors of War
EGYPT MUSLIM BROS. GO TO WHITE HOUSE... - Deception

Food inflation seen back on the table as prices rise... - One World Currency

Violent protests erupt in Athens over debt suicide... - One World Government

MARION BARRY: 'We've got to do something about these Asians coming in'... - Days of Noah / Deception
'Dirty' shops 'ought to go'... - Days of Noah / Deception

Putin targets foes with 'zombie' gun which attack victims' central nervous system... - Gog / Magog

CIA: Iran expanded nuke program last year... - Ezekiel 38 War

Bill would suspend passport for unpaid taxes... - Control / One World Government

CNN Enhances Zimmerman 911 Call Again -- 'Now it does sound less like that racial slur'... - Days of Noah
Resolution Blames 'Racial Bias' For Trayvon Shooting... - Days of Noah
Man, 78, beaten by teens: 'This is for Trayvon'... – Days of Noah

Americans brace for next foreclosure wave... - One World Currency

White House in damage control over Obama Supreme Court remarks... - Deception
CURL: Divide and conquer: Re-elect strategy includes bashing high court... - Deception
ROMNEY: 'A PURPOSFUL DISTORTION'... – Deception

WASHPOST: 'Vast majority' of WBank Christians blocked from Jerusalem for Easter...
Amb. to US denounces as 'libelous'...

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Prophecy Headlines for this morning and over the weekend…

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Solicitor General: Rejecting 'Obamacare' would be 'grave and profound'... – One World Government / Control
WASHPOST poll records 'no' vote on Obamacare as 'yes'... - Deception

PAPER: Dem-appointed justices will move in lockstep; GOP-appointed justices look to Constitution... - Deception

WAR DRUMS: Iran 'planned to bomb Israeli ship in Suez Canal'... – Psalm 83 War / Ezekiel 38 War
Anti-war movement stirs in Israel... – Psalm 83 War / Ezekiel 38 War

Egypt's Islamist groups consolidate power... – Deception / One World Religion
...tighten grip on power – Deception / One World Religion
Military lashes... – Deception / One World Religion
Tunisians step up demand for Islamic state... – Deception / One World Religion

China unveils new police powers of detention... – One World Government / Control

Obama's disbelief after staring into NKorea... - Deception
Japan to deploy Patriot missiles in Tokyo... – Rumors of War

No chance for peace – Psalm 83 War / Ezekiel 38 War

UFO in Russia? Huge ‘UFO fragment’ discovered in Siberia – Deception

Syrian Air Force intelligence chief killed, opposition websites report – Psalm 83 War

First round of Supreme Court health care hearings not about health care – One World Government / Control / Deception

Syria unrest: Divided opposition seeks ‘national pact’ – Psalm 83 War / Isaiah 17

‘Israel to cut off contacts with UN Human Rights Council’ – Anti-Semitism / Zechariah 12:3

Turkey says temporarily shuts embassy in Syria – Psalm 83 War / Isaiah 17

7.2 magnitude quake strikes central Chile: USGS – Earthquakes

Merkel: Eurozone must avoid Greek exit – One World Government

Report: Iran planned to bomb Israeli ship in Suez Canal – Psalm 83 War / Ezekiel 38 War

‘Still time for diplomacy with Iran but window closing’ – Zechariah 12:3 / Deception

Military defectors unite under Free Syrian Army – Psalm 83 War / Isaiah 17

Germans can’t escape their Lutheran past – One World Government

Japan tsunami ‘ghost ship’ drifting to Canada – Weather Signs

Australia hit by biggest quake in 15 years – Earthquakes

Blasts shake Homs as Syria rebels hit back – Psalm 83 War / Isaiah 17

SKorea: NKorea moves rocket to launch site – Rumors of War

US lawmakers release some aid to Palestinians – Zechariah 12:3

Iran helping Assad to put down protests, officials say – Psalm 83 War / Isaiah 17

On world stage, Obama confronts nuclear threats – Deception

Annan takes Syria peace plan to Russia – Psalm 83 War / Isaiah 17

Obama taps public health expert for World Bank – Deception

Media blackout on Obama eligibility near-total – Deception

Obama’s Ex-Medicare chief joins Soros-funded op – Deception

China at odds with U.S. on Iran arms sales – Psalm 83 War / Ezekiel 38 War

New Agers head for apocalypse rescue – Deception / False Messiah

‘Gay’ case puts speech in category with torture – Deception / Christian Persecution

See where Christian church growth is ‘explosive’ – Church Falling Away

Bull’s-eye placed on European Christians – Christian Persecution

‘Bring Your Kids!’: Atheist Performer Drops 75+ F-Bombs On Stage at ‘Reason Rally’ (WARNING: EXPLICIT VIDEO) – Christian Persecution / Deception

‘Beat by Hand or Stick’: Islamic Marriage Guide Teaches Husbands How to Control Their Wives – Deception

‘God Is a Myth’: Watch a Preview of The Blaze‘s Epic Coverage of Atheists’ ‘Woodstock for Non-Belief’ – Deception

Landmark Philly Priest Abuse Trial to Commence on Monday – Church Falling Away

This Is the Offensive ‘Rape Culture’ Ad a Vodka Company Pulled – Days of Noah

CNNMoney Caught Changing Report on ‘Green’ Jobs Numbers, Casting Them in More Positive Light – Deception

High gas prices: Remember how the media treated Bush? – Deception

Turkish Shampoo Ad Blasted For Using Hitler to Sell Product – Anti-Semitism

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List of articles in the headlines today by prophecy topic…(I will continue to update it with additional articles throughout the day.)

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