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!
Genesis 7:11-12 tells us that the windows of heaven were opened and it rained upon the earth for forty days and nights. Verse 19 states that “the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered.”
So where did all that water come from? To begin with we know that the mountains before the flood were not nearly as large as the mountains are now. There is scientific evidence that our present mountain chains were formed at the end of the flood when the tectonic action was reshaping our planet. A simple proof of this lies in the fact that nearly 90% of the earth’s surface is made up of sedimentary bedrock, indicating that the earth was indeed covered with water at some time.
Proof that our present mountains were once at sea level is affirmed by the fact that fossils of sea creatures have been found on every mountain chain on earth. Continue reading
Are you making a difference in the lives of those around you? Each one of us has people in our lives that we can influence. People that we can make a positive difference in their lives. A difference that can have eternal consequences. It doesn’t matter who we are, we all have our sphere of influence. That sphere of influence may be only a few people or it may be thousands of individuals. What matters is that we make a positive influence in the lives that we touch.
Are you making a difference for Jesus? Are you using the gifts and abilities God has given you? This is what the parable of the talents is about. By using the gifts God has entrusted us with here on earth will determine what we will be entrusted with in Heaven. (Matthew 25:14-30) (Luke 19:12-27)
If we are living for God, he will put people in our lives that we can help. Everyone will someday spend eternity either in Heaven or Hell. We should be concerned that those we know and love spend eternity in Heaven with us. How sad that anyone should be lost because we were afraid to reach out to them or don’t want to make the effort.
If we can make a difference in just one life. If we introduce just one person to Jesus Christ and eternal life. That person may lead their family and others to Christ, and then those lead others. We have no idea where it could lead.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed. It is the same here on earth when we sow seeds of salvation.
In my latest book, “The End Times”, we look at the events that have already taken place and led us to where the world stands today along with what is taking place in the world now. And how it all ties in with the predictions of Daniel, Revelation, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and the rest of the Bible. We will look at how the end times and the tribulation period will unfold step by step through to Armageddon, the Millennium, and the New Heaven and Earth. Everything is explained in such a way as to make Revelation and the other end times Scriptures easy to understand.
In Matthew, Jesus tells us that when we see the things that are happening in the world today, we will be standing on the doorstep to the end. Every prediction has been fulfilled, leading up to the end. The rapture is the next event to take place. How much longer until God says enough and takes the believers home?
The apostle Peter warned us that in the last days before the end times, there would be a new philosophy that would deny that there ever was a worldwide flood. They would deny that God created the world, the existence of God, and the coming end-time judgment by fire. Today we see this taking place exactly as Peter had predicted. (2 Peter 3:3-1)
In this book, I offer proof of creation by an omnipotent God and a global flood as God’s judgment of a sinful world. It provides evidence as to what the earth was like before the flood. It was a world, that after creation God had declared very good. Even after the fall of man, it was still paradise compared to the world we know today. The effects of catastrophic worldwide flood changed this planet drastically.
I have brought together the findings of geologists, biologists, microbiologists, paleontologists, paleobotanists, astronomers, physicists, astrophysicists, biophysicists, geochronologists, biochemists and many other experts to prove that the Bible is 100% accurate. They give scientific evidence that there was a global flood, evidence of a created world, evidence that proves evolution is impossible, and much, much more.
My latest book is a little different. I love the outdoors and spend a great deal of time outside. We are blessed to live in the middle of the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan’s Upper Penisula. This book is a collection of forty plus stories and lessons learned from a lifetime spent exploring and enjoying the great outdoors.
The adventures began in the hills of southern Indiana in the 1950’s. It was a time when hunting and fishing were just a part of life, and life itself was simple. From the hills of southern Indiana, I eventually end up living in the vast forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
For nearly forty years, my wife Linda and I have resided on a small spring fed lake smack-dab in the middle of the Hiawatha National Forest twenty miles from the closest small town.
When you spend a lifetime in God’s great outdoors, you will naturally have many adventures. Some are humorous, some may be dangerous, but all of them leave their own story and lesson in life.
A sample of the stories included are:
Terror in the Night * Never Pick a Skunk Up by the Tail * Treed by a Bear * Suicide Cave * The Shrinking Catfish * One Mad Water Moccasin * Bear Attack