Monday, January 20, 2020

Could 2020 be the year of the rapture?

I am not predicting the day of the rapture! I'm merely a watchman who has been looking at all the signs for many years now. This has been an interest of mine ever since I got saved almost 30 years ago, and I realized that God is a God of prophecy.

I am not going to list ALL the many signs and events happening in the world today that make me and many other watchmen realize how close we are to the end. There are enough websites where you can see all of those. Here in this post, I want to list some of my ideas and the ideas of others that seem to point to 2020 being a very exciting year for the culmination of many prophecies! 

1. Jesus's own prophecy

I will start with the most important prophecy from our Savior Himself, one that I'm sure you all know very well.   
Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that [e]it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.
Matt 24:32-34

The Fig tree represents Israel. Even non-believing Jews will tell you that. Jesus had just concluded a list of signs that would happen right before His 2nd coming, including the signs of the Tribulation. The average Worldwide lifespan of humans (it varies greatly by country) is around 73-74 years.  Israel became a nation in 1948. Hence the fig tree has been blossoming for almost 72 years.  Jesus said he'd return Before the generation that was alive when Israel became a nation all died off. This only gives us a few more years.

2. The September 23rd sign. 

This was a huge sign in the sky that occurred in 2017. Many saints believed the rapture would occur at this time, but alas, we found ourselves still here!  However, a closer examination of the text reveals that there is a gap in time between the actual sign and the birth of the child (the church), and during that gap, the devil must rise up and enter the antichrist. We know this dragon with 7 heads and 10 horns is the antichrist because Scripture tells us that in Revelation 13.  For an indepth analysis of this passage click the link above.

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.  Rev 12:1-4

God always does things in 3's.  Fall of 2020 will mark 3 years past this great sign. I believe it could mark the beginning of the Tribulation. 

3. St Malachy Prophecy 

St. Malachy, an Irish Catholic bishop, was known as a gifted prophet, even predicting the date of his own death in 1148. The first native-born Irishman to be canonized, he is known in the Roman Catholic Church for his work as a healer, a miracle worker, and as a reformer of the Church in Ireland. He was canonized in 1190 by Pope Clement III. Malachy was visiting Rome in 1139 when he went into a trance and received a vision. He wrote down this extraordinary vision in which he claims to have foreseen all of the popes from the death of Innocent II until the destruction of the church and the return of Christ. He named exactly 112 popes from that time until the end.

His predictions have been incredibly accurate, and it appears that his prediction of the 112th pope fits our current Pope Francis very well.  Pope Francis is 83. If he is indeed the final pope, then we don't have long!

4. Rabbi Kaduri's prophetic prediction

Rabbi Kaduri was a well-respected Jewish rabbi known for his extreme devotion to God. Some years ago, when asked when the Messiah would come, he replied 
 ‘When there will be elections but there will not be a government’.”
This statement confused many people at the time because such a thing had never happened. Oddly, last year 2 elections occurred in Israel and still a government has not been formed. They are due for another election this March. This has never occurred before in the history of Israel!

5. Micah's prophecy about Israel not having a king

Going along with Rabbi Kaduri's prophecy, there's a very odd verse in Micah that agrees with what he said. (In fact, the entire book of Micah is about end times!)

Now why do you cry aloud?
Is there no king in your midst?
Has your counselor perished?
For pangs have seized you like a woman in labor.
Micah 4:9

Of course we know from several other Scriptures that birth pangs and the description of labor pains is symbolic for the end times and last days. 

6.  Prominent trustworthy prophecies from modern-day saints

I'm a very skeptical person. I don't believe much of what I hear or read.  I'm the type of person who needs proof. When proof isn't available, I ask the Lord for discernment.  There are many so called "Prophets" and dreamers on Youtube these days, all spouting their end of the world dreams and prophecies. I don't give credence to many of them. Mainly because it's really hard to tell which ones are telling the truth and which ones are just in it for money or notoriety. The Bible says to judge them by their fruit, but that can't be done when I don't know these people. However, there are a few people I trust. One of them is Bible teacher John Fenn. He started a world-wide home church network, and he's probably the most humble, God-fearing man I've ever seen. Anyway, he is a gifted "seer". He sees into the spirit realm and sometimes even speaks with Jesus. Yes, I believe this based on listening to many many of his sermons. Recently, he described a visitation he had with Jesus in which the Lord was telling him that 2020 would be a time of great shaking of the church. Jesus told John that there were many lukewarm Christians who loved the world more than Him, but that events would occur that would force them to make a choice.

"I will use what I can to get the attention of those in Me. But there will come a day that will change everything. In fact there will be a series of several specific days over months that will change things, leading to a big day that seals those previous days."

This prophecy goes along with what others whom I trust are saying. What these events will be, I have no idea, but typically persecution is the method by which the Lord strains out the unbelieving from the true believers. I'm not trying to scare anyone. I just want you to be aware, and if you're straddling the fence with your faith, it's time to get right with God!

7. 120 Year Warning. As in the days of Noah

Jesus told us in Matthew 24 that  "But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be"
We all know that the days of Noah were marked by extreme violence and immorality. We also know that Nephilim were present and were corrupting the gene pool so Jesus could not be born of man to save mankind.  But another maker of the time was God's limit on judgement

And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”   Genesis 6:3

For years I believed this meant that God was putting a limit on the age a person could live. Yet, a quick glance at many of the people in the Bible who lived after the flood, disproves that notion because many lived far longer than 120. 

Many Bible scholars believe that God was giving Noah a 120 year warning. In 120 years, Noah, I'm going to destroy the earth. Go build an ark. 

When God is dealing with such monumental events such as destroying the earth with a flood and nearly destroying the earth in a 7 year tribulation, it seems reasonable for Him to give a warning. In Noah's day, it was 120 years.  Since Jesus said that at the end it would be as in the days of Noah, can't we expect a 120 year warning?  Of course we can. So, when did it start? 

I believe it started in 1900. Why? 
  • See prophecy in the Psalms below
  • In Matthew 24, Jesus spoke of early signs happening even before the Tribulation. Wars and rumors of wars, false prophets, famines, earthquakes, pestilences. "All these are beginning of sorrows"

 So, ask yourself, what century did all these things start happening on a major scale? What century saw the first World Wars? A dramatic increase in earthquakes? etc?  What century has seen the rise of the most cults? 
And alternatively, what century saw the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Charismatic movement (the latter rain), and the spreading of the Gospel into every nation?  The 1900s!  

    8. Prophecy in the Psalms

    This recent discovery (not by me, but by my online pastor) just blew my mind. I posted about it before and I know many of you are skeptical. I get it. I still am not completely sold. But after you read this, you must admit that this all can't be coincidental.
    The book of Psalms is the 19th book of the Bible from the beginning AND the 48th book of the Bible from the end. Does the year 1948 mean anything to you? That was the year Israel was rebirthed as a nation. You think God didn't know that would happen exactly on that year?
    Now before you tell me that the Bible was put together by humans, the order of the books and the chapter and verse breaks, yes, I know. However, you don't think God could have worked through them to arrange it the exact way He wanted? It is His book, after all.

    I encourage you to read the book, Hidden Prophecies in the Psalms by J.R. Church. It's quite eye opening.   I'm currently reading through it and it's quite fascinating. His theory is that each Psalm corresponds to a year. So, Psalm 1 would be 1901, Psalm 2 would be 1902. (Since Psalms is the 19th book of the bible)  And I must say there are quite a few "coincidences" found in these chapters that align with the corresponding year. Many, however, seem to be very very subtle, while others are obvious. 

    For example in Psalm 48, which corresponds to the year 1948, the year Israel became a nation, we find these verses, speaking of Israel and Jerusalem

    For behold, the kings assembled,
    They passed by together.
    They saw it, and so they marveled;
    They were troubled, they hastened away.
    Fear took hold of them there,
    And pain, as of a woman in birth pangs

    Again, we see the reference to a woman in labor and a birth.  Coincidence? Maybe. Yet everyone marveled at the rebirth of Israel! How can a nation be formed in a day? 

    Also, Psalms 41-45 connect very closely with how much the Jewish people suffered during the Holocaust. 

    If the Lord did mark out the Psalms to have a prophetic link to the years starting with 1900, then we must ask ourselves why?  Why would He do that? Why would the 1900s be so important?  What if God wanted us to know that the end times began in 1900 with the birth pangs Jesus described in Matthew 24?  The year 1900 started the end times clock and also the beginning of a 120 year warning for the world that judgement was coming!  

    Oddly enough the Psalms 120-134 are called the Psalms of Ascent. Psalm 120 would correspond to 2020, and the entire Psalm is about war and deception and people crying out to God. If the tribulation starts this year, then that would fit. 

    Psalm 122 references the House of the Lord or the Temple. Could it be that the Temple is finally rebuilt in Jerusalem by the year 2022?

    Psalm 124 talks about a flood that nearly swallows up the Jewish people alive but God comes to their rescue. It is eerily similar to a passage in Revelation 12 where Satan chases the Jews and tries to kill them with a flood. This marks the middle of the Tribulation. 

    Finally in Psalm 126 it talks about God freeing the Jewish people from captivity and then it ends with this verse

    He who continually goes forth weeping,
    Bearing seed for sowing,
    Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
    Bringing his sheaves with him.

    Who was it who left Israel weeping? who planted seeds of salvation? Jesus!
    Here we see the Jewish people finally saying that He will come again, and bring His sheaves with Him. Who are His Sheaves?   Who did He harvest in the wheat rapture?  US!  His saints! 

    You have to admit, this is amazing! 
    I know there are many Ifs in there, but it makes some sense. And if it's true, 2020 is the end of the count and possibly the year our Prince returns to take us home! 

     If you don't know Jesus, if you haven't submitted your life to Him and received His Free gift of eternal life, please click HERE to find out how.  We don't have much time left!


    1. I am ready for Jesus to return but I am mightily concerned about my family.

      1. Me too, Stella. I fast and pray every week for their salvation. God saves families! Rest in that truth and in His Word!

    2. I'm ready and staying in God's Word Daily.

      1. I'm SO ready to leave this evil world. See you in the clouds, Katy!

    3. Thanks MaryLu,
      Please keep writing in your blog. I know some of the information is in Daniel and HE promises us that the book of truth will be open (Daniel 11) me thinks. If you will allow me to write something I've been thinking about. Peter 3:8 says that beloved (us), now that one thousand years is a day to HIM. Why would Peter make such a statement? I believe it's for us, right now. If our MASTER was physically born to earth at 4 BC and HE started HIS ministry at 30, two thousand years would take us to 2027. Take away the final tribulation of 2300 days and we come to 2020. I know there's some "wiggle" room here but not that much.
      LORD bless you, keep the faith, be patient, encourage one another as we wait. Dani

      1. Thank you! Yes, I agree with you that Peter was led to say that about the days and years! It is a sign to us.. so we would know the general timing of the Lord's return. I believe we are already in the 3rd day or the first part of the 3000'th year The numbers are definitely adding up. I love your calculation! I'm ready to leave! Blessings, Dani!

    4. Hi.
      Also look at the number 2020 in die strongs hebrew concordance.AMAZING,!
      Then click on the second number that is nee given that has the same meaning as 2020.

      1. I did! WOW! Rescue, deliverance, to snatch away! AMAZING!! This has to be the year. Thanks!

    5. We're approaching September Rosh Hashanah 2020 MaryLu. I think your right that 2020 is still the time. What an unbelievable time / year this has been. Did you ever look at Isaiah 26: 19-21? But I want to bring up Rabbi Kaduri's prophesy about the "2 Benjamins" and many elections in Israel as some were thinking that the messiah should have come at the beginning of the year but it could very well be at the end as the LORD said HE would delay in several verses. I'm not naming a day but with everything going on and the latest UAE - Israel peace deal (cry of peace and safety), I suspect we're very close. Thanks, Pete

      1. Pete, yes, I've read Isaiah 26 many times! So obvious it is a rapture verse!! And a pre-trib rapture verse! Actually there are several rabbis alive today who are saying this is the year of the Messiah's return. Of course they will bow to the wrong messiah at first. And yes, the peace deal! Wow. things are moving fast. I'm still holding out for this year. May the Lord rescue His people soon! Thanks for dropping by, Pete!

    6. Yes the day draws nears...up yonder!

    7. I believe Jesus will rapture his " true believers in him this year 2020; September 28, on Yom Kipper, the highest Holy day of the Jewish people do you agree?! Or can you guarantee that the rapture comes from now till May 18 2021; the end of the rapture generation from 1948-2021; then 7 years of tribulation ( 80 year time frame for the rapture; as the Bible says a generation is from 70 years - 80 years. Lee 786-728-7589.

      1. Lee, I'm in agreement that we are very very close. I, too, have thought that the rapture could possible not happen until Spring 2021, but that it could not happen any time past that. I'm still hoping for this year, and Yom Kippur holds great promise! Blessings.

      2. There will be no pretrib rapture. Do not be deceived by satan.

    8. God gives the time when his spirit will strive no more with man. You are quite correct! 120 years mentioned in Genesis is = 120 Jubilees. I love this.

      1. That's an excellent chart, Deano! Thank you! See you in the clouds!