Why do so many of us think Jesus’ return is soon?

Many, many prophecies in the Bible point to both the first and second comings of God in the person of Jesus Christ.  The 24th chapter of the Book of Matthew is one of three scriptures where Jesus Himself says, “Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.”

Hal Lindsey in his The Late Great Planet Earth popularized thinking about how the re-creation of Israel was necessary for Jesus’ words to literally come to pass.  Lindsey made it wonderfully clear that Israel’s re-creation in one certain day would start a last days time clock for the final return of Jesus and the end of this age.  As I finished the book, I understood that the length of a generation was 40 years and that the start-up time was 1948.  As time has passed, many have begun to understand that the scriptures indicate that the Bible’s indication of a normal lifespan for the last days is 70 to 80 years.  Some of us has wondered that perhaps the time clock started with the recovery of Jerusalem in The Six Day War of 1967 instead of Israel’s new statehood in 1948.  If the 1967 date is the starting date and 80 years is the longest normal generation, 2047 would be the last possible date.  However the understanding of scripture is that His return is not at the last possible date but a day before that last possible day.  We are also encouraged to understand that the rapture of the Church, the harpazo, could happen at any moment – even before you could finish reading this.

Time is short, let us share the light of God’s love through Jesus WhileWeCan.




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