I believe in God’s “blessed hope,” including the personal, pre-millennial appearance of Jesus Christ, in the clouds. This will happen just prior to the Pre-Wrath Rapture, which most likely will take place on a Rosh haShanah = Feast of Trumpets (the exact day and hour of which is yet unknown). This (primary) Rapture event will take place well into the second half of the 70th Week, I believe about a year prior to Jesus’ second advent back to earth on a Yom Kippur = Day of Atonement (see The Seventh Year and day of vengeance).
I also acknowledge the possibility of a partial Mid-tribulation Rapture of “firstfruits” believers, at the beginning of the final 3½ years, in fulfillment of
In 2006, Israel engaged in a seven-year agreement or accord with several other nations. In fact, Israel was the first non-European nation to sign on to the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), which was in effect from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2013: seven years. The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument with Israel shows one of the documents in this agreement.
Had this been the prophesied seven-year agreement of
However, another seven-year agreement went into effect after that. The European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) appeared to confirm, renew and strengthen the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), and Israel continued to be a member.
Furthermore, like the ENP, the ENI also was scheduled to transpire for a period of seven years: January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2020. My commentary End of the Age: 2020? described why it appeared that the ENI might have been the prophesied seven-year agreement of
God exists from “everlasting to everlasting”
However, that sign in the sky happened to occur on a Shabbat Shuvah, the Sabbath of Repentance and Return, during the 40-day season of Teshuvah. Therefore, it is quite possible that God, in His great mercy, alloted a year (or possibly even two years) of time for widespread repentance and return to the one true God and to the Savior of Israel and the world, Jesus. Unfortunately, widespread repentance and return did not take place; so the final 7 years of this age, the 70th Week, may have begun in the Fall of 2018 or possibly 2019. If so, the end of the age could be in the Fall of 2025 or possibly 2026. Many more details can be found in this lengthy commentary: End of the Age: 2024 – 2026?
Jesus’ physical return to earth, at the end of the 70th Week or final 7 years of this age, will be followed by a literal span of 1,000 years, known as the Millennium. During that lengthy period of time, Jesus will sit on His throne in Jerusalem as King over the whole earth
I believe that following the Millennium, this present, tainted, imperfect creation (universe, heavens, and earth) will perish and will be discarded like a worn-out garment
I believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, and in the everlasting blessedness of the saved. I feel that, most likely, the unsaved will be lost forever. However, “forever” may end with the cessation of time, as we know it. Time, as it is perceived by us, had a beginning
After that, God will bring a brand new, pristine, incorruptible Creation into existence, after having ceased from the act of creating for many epochs of time. That is, during the seventh “day” in which we now are living, God has been resting from creating anything new out of nothing—in essence, observing a lengthy Sabbath. The new Creation will remain for eternity, in another realm of time and space that we, in our present forms, are unable to comprehend or understand fully.
In that realm, there will be no more death, mourning, crying, or pain
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