How Near is the Rapture?

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In Matthew 24:34, Jesus told His disciples that this generation would not pass away before the end would come. Which generation was Jesus talking about?

In verse 32-33, Jesus is speaking about the rebirth of the fig tree. When a fig tree is used symbolically in scripture, it commonly refers to the nation of Israel. Jesus is referring to the rebirth of Israel that began with the forming of the nation of Israel in 1948. In the six-day in 1967, Israel gained control of Jerusalem.

When Jesus stated that “Truly, I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened,” He could only be speaking of two generations. One would be the disciple’s generation, and two, the generation that witnessed the rebirth of the fig tree (Israel). We know it wasn’t the disciple’s generation so it would seem, He is saying that the generation that is alive at the forming and maturing of Israel into a real nation will not pass away before He returns.

The rapture is the next prophetic event to take place. Every prophecy prior to the rapture has been fulfilled. The world stage is set for the tribulation to begin. the only thing holding it back is the Holy Spirit and the believers. Both will be removed at the rapture.

Jesus said that when we see the things taking place, that is happening in the world today, we would know that we are standing on the doorstep to the end. It has been seventy years, since the forming of Israel. The generation that witnessed the rebirth of the fig tree is nearing the end of their lives. The stage is set. The rapture is very near.

Are you ready? The tribulation will be a terrible thing to endure. Don’t be left behind!

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