God’s 7,000 Year Plan
The above internet site discusses God’s 7000 year plan and this writer has attempted to summarize pertinent portions. Hyperlinks to the above site remain: Ctrl/Click will take the reader to the site itself – this site is used through pages five and six.
Isa 46:10 “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please”
Why did God take 6 days to create the world when He could have just snapped His fingers and poof, there it was? Why did God not create in 1 day, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 days, yet created for 6 days and rested the 7th day?
Many believe that since God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh day (Genesis 2:1-3), that God has a 6,000-year plan for man followed by a 1,000-year reign by Jesus Christ (Revelation 20:4).
In Biblical times, it was commonly believed among the Jews, and early Christians, that at the end of 6,000 years of history, Christ would return and reign for 1,000 years.
Early Christian writers, such as Barnabas, who was with Paul the Apostle in Lycaonia, wrote: “Therefore, children, in six days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end.”
Another Christian author, Lactantius, wrote:
“As there had been 2,000 years from Adam to Abraham, and 2,000 from Abraham to Christ; so there will be 2,000 years for the Christian era and then would come the Millennium.”
There is even an old tradition that the prophet Elijah taught there would be six thousand years for humans to rule under Satan’s kingdom, followed by one thousand years of abundance in the kingdom of God. The fact that both Jews and early Christians believed God had a 7,000 year plan, doesn’t mean that their belief is the reality. It’s just a factor worth considering.
Biblical “Hints” of a 7,000 Year Plan
Let’s look at some interesting things in Scripture that support this belief…
- There are two places in Scripture that say a day with the Lord is as a thousand years:
“For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it is past.” (Psalm 90:4)
“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” (2 Peter 3:8)
Curiously, these verses do NOT say that a day is with the Lord as thousands of years (plural), ten thousands of years, or millions of years. It specifically states that “one day” is with the Lord as “a thousand years.” So, when the apostle Peter tells us that a “day” is with God as a thousand years, we should sit up and take notice!
Scripture also says that there still remains a day of rest for God’s people. Paul tells us that “the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” (Rom. 8:22), which means that the creation has not yet entered into the rest that the Scriptures mandate (Isa. 11:10; 14:7; 44:21-23; 49:13; 55:12). This rest will occur under the rule of Jesus when He returns and sets up the promised kingdom on earth for one thousand years (Rev. 20:1-7)!Interestingly, in Hebrews 4:4, 11, the seventh day of the week is pictured as a type of the peaceful “rest” on earth which will follow Christ’s return! Being a time of “rest” (Heb. 4:4-11), and lasting a thousand years (Rev. 20:1-7), it makes perfect sense that God would correspond it to the seventh day rest of Genesis 2:2. Since the last “day” of God’s plan for mankind is 1,000 years, it is logical to conclude that the other six days of creation typify 6,000 years of man’s government on earth.Furthermore, the number 6 represents mankind and rebellion (6,000 years of man’s self rule?). The number 7 represents perfection (The Millennium?). The number 8 represents new beginnings (New Heavens and New Earth?). Could it be that God is trying to show us something here?3. There are many “pictures”, “shadows”, and “types” in the Bible that would seem to confirm the 7,000-year theory:King Solomon had 6 steps to this throne and the 7th step was his throne (2 Chronicles 9:18).
After 6 days, Moses was called up to mount Sinai to be in the presence of God in the midst of the cloud (Exodus 24:16).
King Joash was the rightful king of Israel but was hidden in the temple of God for 6 years while an impostor reigned (Queen Athaliah – a picture of Satan the devil, the great usurper). At the beginning of the 7th year, the king was brought forth to sit on his rightful throne, and the usurper was put to death (2 Kings 11:16).
The list goes on. There are many other instances in the Bible that reflect a similar kind of timeline, and there is no need for such specific information (the six and a distinct seventh pattern) unless it hints at a larger truth!
4. Bible chronology shows there were approximately 2,000 years from Adam’s creation until Abraham (Genesis 5; 11) and 2,000 years from Abraham until Jesus Christ. Is this merely coincidence? Given that the Millennium, the final “day” in God’s plan for human history, will be 1,000 years, it requires no great leap of exegetical skill to posit a comparable 2,000 years from Jesus’ First Coming to His Second Coming.
The notion that there will be 2 days, or 2,000 years, from Christ’s death till the Second Coming, or 4,000 years from Adam to Christ’s death, also seems to be confirmed by Bible analogies:
Jesus stayed with the Samaritan woman (a type of the Church) for 2 days (John 4:40).
The Good Samaritan (a type of Jesus) gave the innkeeper 2 pence (equal to 2 day’s wages) to care for the wounded man, promising to return and settle the account (Luke 10:35).
The Passover lamb was set aside 4 days before it was sacrificed (Exodus 12:3; 6). This of course is a type and shadow that pointed to Jesus, the Lamb of God, who was to come and die for the salvation of mankind. The Lamb of God was sacrificed from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8) and was killed at Passover 4,000 years later.
Lastly, Hosea pictures Christ’s Second Coming 2,000 years after his ascension, in one of the most remarkable passages that supports the theory of God having a 7,000-year plan:
“I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.” (Hosea 5:15-6:2)
No one seems to be able to explain this verse (Hosea 5:15-6:2) until you apply this verse inside the 7,000-year template: “I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence . . .” refers to Jesus returning to heaven after being rejected and crucified by the Jews. He will remain there until they “acknowledge their offense” and “seek” him in the Great Tribulation, which the passage calls “their affliction.” They will then “return unto the LORD” and be revived “after two days,” which equals the third 2,000-year time slot in God’s Plan, toward the end of which Israel becomes a nation (1948) in preparation for a spiritual revival later. Finally, “in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight” refers to the nation being totally revived and regenerated at the Second Coming of Christ and living in His sight in the millennial kingdom, which is the “third day” after Calvary, the “third day” after their offense of rejecting Christ.
Keep in mind that not all uses of the word “day” in Scripture mean a 24-hour solar day (Gen. 1:5). Take, for example, what God told Adam in Genesis 2:17:
“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Gen. 2:17).
Adam died at the ripe old age of 930 years (Gen. 5:5). The “day” in which he died was certainly not the “24 hour” day. But the Word of God also speaks of the “millennial” day, or the “thousand year day.”
Scripture statements seem to support that we have been in the LAST DAYS ever since Jesus died:
“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” (Acts 2:17)
“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.” (Hebrews 1:1-2)
These verses are likely referring to the latter days of the 7,000 year week. If there is no 7,000-year plan, then the New Testament statements above about then being in the last days make little sense.
There are other Scriptures showing support for a 7,000-year plan, and the lateness of the hour makes this truth more relevant today than at any time in human history.
When Does the 6,000-Year Rule End?
Have you ever wondered why the Bible records the ages of people all the way back to Adam? Or why it records the number of years the Kings of Israel ruled? It seems God wanted us to be able to count the years from creation. Interestingly, after stating a thousand years is as a day in Psalm 90:4, the Psalmist writes that our own days are limited and we should number our days that we may have the heart of wisdom (Psalms 90:4-12)! Could understanding approximately where we are in the 6,000 years be a wise thing to do?
Historical records indicate that almost 6,000 years have elapsed since the re-creation of the earth and almost 2,000 years since the death of Jesus Christ. Based upon certain calculations, it seems that Adam and Eve were created and/or apparently left the garden of Eden between roughly 3959-3975 B.C. (it is most likely that the 6,000 years began once Adam sinned as Adam had not rebelled before then). This would suggest that the 6,000 years should be up sometime between 2026 A.D. – 2042 A.D.
However, a more accurate way to calculate when the 6,000-year period ends would be to add 2,000 years from the year Jesus Christ was crucified – and the Church Age began – which likely marks the beginning of the third 2,000-year time slot in God’s Plan.
Although we cannot state with absolute certainty the amount of time that passed since Adam, we can establish the date of the crucifixion with fair certainty: Virtually all scholars believe, for various reasons, that Jesus was crucified in the spring of either 30 A.D. or 33 A.D. (Insert: Some sources show one come not be called a Rabbi unless one were 30 years of age). Based upon the above calculation, we COULD expect the 6,000 years to end, and Jesus Christ to return, in 2030 A.D. or 2033 A.D. (Insert: Based on the Rabbi principle, 2033).
The author of this article — “Joel” at: https://www.christianevidence.net/2019/01/gods-7000-year-plan.html
takes care to state he is “NOT” setting a specific date for Jesus to return, but only suggesting a “possibility” based on whether the 7,000 year plan is correct or not).
What About the Rapture of the Church?
Since there is a seven-year tribulation period foretold to occur just before Christ’s return, the Rapture of the Church (1 Cor.15:51-52 and 1 Thess. 4:15-17) would be prior to this date, i.e. prior to the 7 year tribulation and prior to the Second Coming).
The Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Quaker, etc, have rejected the idea. of an “ascension/snatching away” (Raptura in the Latin Vulgate – Harpazo in Greek) of Christians to meet Jesus in the Clouds and members of these denominations have never received teaching on this particular potential phenomena. There are three divisions of teaching on this phenomena called PreTrib, MidTrib, and PostTrib.
For those readers who have had no teaching on “The Rapture”, please see numerous articles on the Internet as well as multiple YouTube videos on this subject.
Conclusion (of this particular article): https://www.christianevidence.net/2019/01/gods-7000-year-plan.html
We must keep in mind that there is no conclusive evidence anywhere in the Bible that God has a 7,000-year plan, or has decided to work in 2,000-year time slots. While these connections are simply speculation, let’s remember it is just a theory. You can decide whether such an exploration has any merit!
Mind you, considering almost 2,000 years have passed since Christ’s crucifixion (making a total of nearly 6,000 years—or six millennial days—from Adam), and at this precise juncture in human history mankind stands poised with the ability to blow up and blast out of existence all life on planet Earth, the 7,000-year plan is more believable than ever!
In any case, with Israel being a nation in the land again, and many other prophetic implications ramping up as of late, we know that Jesus will return very soon. The time is short. (Insert: This is the end of this Internet site article on God’s 7000 year plan. Some Editings were made to this article)
Dr. David Reagan has an extremely interesting review of the “7000 year plan of God”, entitled The Prophecy of the Week of Millenniums” in Volume XLII Lamplighter, January 2021February, No. 1.
Dr. Reagan mentions the three commands from the Medo/Persian rulers of Babylon where the Jewish population was taken as a conquered nation 70 years prior, and Daniel (see the book of Daniel in the Bible), had come to the conclusion of the 70 years of discipline having come to an end. It is generally concluded by students of prophecy, that the third command to rebuild Jerusalem was given in the year 445 BC.
Dr. Reagan states the following: Using 445 as a starting point, experts on biblical chronology, have concluded that the terminal point of 483 years would be 27 AD at the earliest or 33 AD at the latest. The difference depends on whether you are using a solar year, or 360 day lunar days.”.
(Insert: It is generally understood, God gave Israel a lunar calendar.)
Dr. Reagan mentions that in canonical scripture the Second Coming of the Messiah points our the “judgment” of ungodly sinners. (1 Jude).
1Jude 14:15, Jude 1:14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones
15 to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
Using scripture known as “noncanonical, the Second Book of Enoch, states there will be 7000 years of history and that the beginning of the 8000th year would mark the start of the “Eternal State“. 2 Enoch 33:1.
Dr. Reagan notes that “whether these writings date from the time of Enoch or were written later by someone using his name, they indicate that the idea of 7000 years of human history on the earth is a very old tradition”. (Underlining added)
The reader may not understand the talmud, mishnah, etc. and the explanation are given below as short as possible– with a hyperlink to “Got questions” for additional questions.
Question: “What is the Talmud?”
Answer: The word “Talmud” is a Hebrew word meaning “learning, instruction.” The Talmud is a central text of mainstream Judaism and consists primarily of discussions and commentary on Jewish history, law (especially its practical application to life), customs and culture. The Talmud consists of what are known as the Gemara and the Mishnah.
In addition to the inspired written Hebrew scriptures, which Christians call the Old Testament, Judaism has an “Oral Torah” which is a tradition explaining what these scriptures mean and how to interpret them and apply the laws. Orthodox Jews believe God taught this Oral Torah to Moses, and to others, down to the present day. This tradition was maintained only in oral form until about the 2nd century A.D., when the oral law was compiled and written down in a document called the Mishnah. Over the next few centuries, additional commentaries elaborating on the Mishnah were written down in Jerusalem and Babylon. These additional commentaries are known as the Gemara. The Gemara and the Mishnah together are known as the Talmud. This was completed in the 5th century A.D.
There are actually two Talmuds: the Jerusalem Talmud and the Babylonian Talmud. The Babylonian Talmud is more comprehensive, and is the one most people mean if they just say “the Talmud” without specifying which one. The Talmud is not easy to read. There are often gaps in the reasoning where it is assumed that you already know what they are talking about, and concepts are often expressed in a sort of shorthand. Biblical verses that support a teaching are often referenced by only two or three words. The Talmud preserves a variety of views on every issue and does not always clearly identify which view is the accepted one. (Whew).
Christianity does not consider the Talmud to be inspired in the same sense that the 66 books of the biblical canon are “God breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16). While some of the teachings from the Talmud may be “compatible” with biblical teachings, the same can be said for many different writings from many different religions. For the Christian, the study of the Talmud can be a great way to learn more about Jewish tradition, history, and interpretation, but the Talmud is not to be considered the authoritative Word of God.
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Some of the following is repetitious, but also in detail with more descriptive aspects: https://www.gotquestions.org/what-is-the-Torah.html
Question: “What is the Mishnah? What is a midrash?”
Answer: The Mishnah is the oral law in Judaism, as opposed to the written Torah, or the Mosaic Law. The Mishnah was collected and committed to writing about AD 200 and forms part of the Talmud. A particular teaching within the Mishnah is called a midrash.
Orthodox Judaism believes that Moses received the Torah (the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) from God and that he wrote down everything God spoke to him. However, they also believe that God gave Moses explanations and examples of how to interpret the Law that Moses did not write down. These unwritten explanations are known in Judaism as the Oral Torah. The Oral Torah was supposedly passed down from Moses to Joshua and then to the rabbis until the advent of Christianity when it was finally written down as the legal authority called halahka (“the walk”). The two main sections of the Oral Torah are the Mishnah and the Gemara.
The Mishnah (משנה, “repetition”) essentially records the debates of the post-temple sages from AD 70—200 (called the Tannaim) and is considered the first major work of “Rabbinical Judaism.” It is composed of six orders (sedarim), arranged topically:
• Zeraim (“seeds”) – discussions concerning prayer, diet, and agricultural laws
• Moed (“festival”) – discussions about holidays
• Nashim (“women”) – discussions about women and family life
• Nezikin (“damages”) – discussions about damages and compensation in civil law
• Kodashim (“holy things”) – discussions regarding sacrifices, offerings, dedications, and other temple-related matters
• Tohorot (“purities”) – discussions regarding the purity of vessels, foods, dwellings, and people
After the Mishnah was published, it was studied exhaustively by generations of rabbis in both Babylonia and Israel. From AD 200—500, additional commentaries on the Mishnah were compiled and put together as the Gemara. Actually, there are two different versions of the Gemara, one compiled by scholars in Israel (c. AD 400) and the other by the scholars of Babylonia (c. AD 500). Together, the Mishnah and the Gemara form the Talmud. Since there are two different Gemaras, there are two different Talmuds: the Babylonian Talmud and the Jerusalem (or Palestinian) Talmud. The Talmud can be thought of as rabbinical commentaries on the Hebrew Scriptures, just like there are commentaries written on the Bible from a Christian perspective.
In Judaism the Talmud is just as important as the Hebrew Bible. It is used to explain the laws that may not be clear in Scripture. For example, Deuteronomy 21:18–21 is the law governing the punishment of a rebellious son. But what behaviors make a son “rebellious”? The Scripture only mentions gluttony and drunkenness. Are there other behaviors that would be classified as rebellious? What if only one parent thinks the son rebellious? How old does a son have to be to be held accountable for his rebellion? There are many questions that are not directly addressed in the Law, and so the rabbis turn to the Oral Law. The midrash on Deuteronomy 21:18–21 states that both parents must consider the son rebellious for him to be presented to the elders for judgment. The Talmud also states that in order to be considered rebellious the son must be old enough to grow a beard.
A second type of writings in the Talmud is called the Aggadah (also spelled Haggadah). Aggadah are not considered law (halakha) but literature that consists of wisdom and teachings, stories, and parables. The Aggadah are sometimes used with halakha to teach a principle or make a legal point.
For example, one Aggadah tells the story of baby Moses being held by Pharaoh at a banquet. As baby Moses is sitting in Pharaoh’s lap, he reaches up, removes Pharaoh’s crown, and places it on his own head. Pharaoh’s advisers tell him that it is a sign that Moses will one day usurp the king’s authority and that he should kill the baby. But Pharaoh’s daughter, insisting that the baby is innocent, offers a test. She tells her father to place the baby on the ground with both the crown and some hot coals. If the baby Moses takes the crown, he is guilty; but if he takes the hot coals, he is innocent. The Aggadah goes on to say that an angel pushed Moses’ hand to the coals. Moses then burned his mouth with the coal, and that is why Moses was “slow of speech and tongue” as an adult (Exodus 4:10).
There are many Aggadah in the Talmud that are prophetic about the Messiah. One such is the story of the White Ram. It is said that God created a pure White Ram in the Garden of Eden and told him to wait there until God called for him. The White Ram waited until Abraham agreed to sacrifice his son of promise, Isaac. When God stopped the sacrifice of Isaac, God brought the White Ram to be substituted for Isaac. The White Ram, created before the foundations of the earth, was slain, and this anecdote presents a picture of our Messiah as the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world (1 Peter 1:20; Ephesians 1:4; Revelation 13:8). The White Ram willingly laid down his life for Isaac. Also, the ram’s two horns were made into shofars (trumpets). According to Aggadic tradition, one shofar sounded when God announced Himself to Moses (Exodus 19:19), and the other horn will sound at the coming of the Messiah (see 1 Thessalonians 4:16).
Different sects of Judaism have different views on the Talmud. The Orthodox sect holds that the Oral Law or Talmud is just as inspired as the Bible, but Conservative and Reform Jewish sects do not. Reform and Conservative sects believe they can interpret the Talmud as written by rabbis but are not necessarily required to follow it. Karaite Jews do not follow the Talmud or rabbinic teachings at all but only the Hebrew Bible.
While Messianic Jews and Christians can certainly study the Talmud for background information, we should not take it as inspired Scripture.
Getting back to Dr. David Reagan’s remarks, he details the oldest existing reference to the Week of Millenniums is one found in the Talmud which references a statement attributed to the prophetic school established by the Prophet Elijah: “Six thousand years is the duration of the world. Two thousand of the six thousand years are characterized by chaos, two thousand years are characterized by Torah from the era of the Patriarchs until the end of the mishnaic period. and two thousand years are the coming of the Messiah (Sanhedrin 97A).
This above concept was echoed in a 10th Century midrash, at which point Dr. Reagan lists the 6000 year declamation as listed above, but closing of the last two thousand Messianic years with the words: “He should have come at the beginning of the last 2000 years: the delay is due to our sins”. The “Christian” or “Messianic Christian” however, understands the He (Jesus Messiah) did come but was rejected by the Jewish people.
Rabbi Baruch S. Davidson who is an existing writer for Chabad, an Orthodox Jewish Hasidic movement is noted in agreeing completely with the 7000 year concept for the world and the idea is accepted apparently across all divisions in the Jewish Community.
Church fathers as early as Justin Martyr (100-165 AD) spoke of their belief in 6000 years followed by a Sabbath of rest lasting 1000 years.
Irenaeus, (120-202A.D.) Bishop of Lyons, France, wrote: “For in as many days as this world was made, in so many thousand years shall it be concluded”.
Edward Gibbons, another early well respected writer, in his writing of the Roman Empire, wrote of the 7000 year concept in complete agreement.
Despite it’s early popularity, after 400 AD the Roman Catholic Church accepted the “spiritualizing” interpretation of Origen and Agustine, and adopted an Amillenial viewpoint which argued Jesus was never going to return to earth because of the Pope taking His place.
As people began to obtain copies of Scripture for their own use at their own homes, following The Reformation, a renaissance occurred and a man by the name of W. E. Blackburn wrote a book called “Jesus is Coming” in 1898 which brought back the 7000 year concept in full.
Other distinguished Christian Doctrinal experts are listed in Dr. Reagan’s article.
The existing problem seems to be in determining the date that would give at least an estimate of the time of The Rapture, which at this time (2021) has no pre-existing conditions to occur. The question might be raised, “well what about Eze. 38,39 concerning all the nations around Israel attacking?” The answer could actually be quite simple. Eze. 38,39 might well bring about the seven years of Great Tribulation since all known enemies of Israel are killed by God Himself, and a “man of peace” – someone who could reunite the world to leave Israel alone would be welcomed. However, this man (the Antichrist), could not come unless Holy Spirit God permitted it. We assume that since Holy Spirit God is present in everyone who has believed John 3:16 – fulfilled John 3:3, and who will go up to Heaven with the believer during the Rapture, this action effectively brings about God’s permission for the Antichrist to begin his temporary reign of seven years.
OR, AND THIS IS A BIG “OR”: EZE.38,39 ARE BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE ANTICHRIST AND THE BATTLE IS “ARMEGEDDON” WHICH ENDS THE RULE OF THE ANTICHRIST AS JESUS COMES BACK AND TAKES CONTROL WITH ALL THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL BEING DESTROYED IN A SUPERNATURAL MANNER.
Overall, there are major differences of opinion in regard to whether Eze. 38,39 are associated with Armegeddon.
The big question then is this: If we are near the end of the six thousand year mark, why is this the year 5781 on the Jewish Calendar? According to the Talmud, per Dr. Reagan, “the calculation of the Jewish Calendar, was done in the 2nd century AD by Rabbi Yose ben Halafta. His rabbinic chronology is called the ‘Seder Olam Rabbah’. It is almost universally agreed that the Calendar is off by 200 years due to the fact that Rabbi Yose guessed wrong as to the length of the inter-testamental period for which there are no biblical records. This period is referred to as ‘the Persian period’ —-.”
Dr. Reagan writes of a New York attorney, named Mitchell First, who authored a book called, “Jewish History In Conflict”, in 1997. Apparently he points out all the errors in Jewish calendar that “amount to a total of over 200 years”.
Dr. Reagan writes of the primary reason for leaving the errors is first:
“Tradition” and next to give the “sages” of the past, the “benefit of the doubt”. He further notes, the third reason as being the most important although divisive between Messianic Jews, Christians and Orthodox Jews. Dr. Reagan believe that the Jews deliberately have a wrong time line to Daniel 9, in order to “prevent people from using the passage to accurately predict the time when the Messiah would come”.
Dr. Reagan feels the correct Jewish year at the present, should be around 5991. He then goes on to remind us of Matt:24:32-34 and the Parable of the Fig Tree. It is generally understood the fig tree is a symbol that represents Israel. Jesus said that “when the fig tree blossoms again”, the generation that witnesses that event, will be the one that will be living when the Lord returns, (insert i.e. The Rapture, not the Second Coming). Dr. Reagan goes on to mention the fact of the cursing of the barren fig tree the day before Jesus spoke this Parable, indicating Israel and the fig tree “withering” – Matt:21:18-19. The next day Jesus said when the fig tree “blossoms again” – i.e. Israel is re-established as a nation – – He (Jesus) would return.
Hosea 5:15 – 6:3, is detailed as the Messiah returning to heaven and remaining there until the Jewish people acknowledge their guilt in rejecting Him and earnestly “seek His face”. Dr. Reagan assumes the “tribulation” will produce this reaction.
Dr. Reagan concludes with the admonition “are you ready”?, and writes: “If Jesus were to appear in the heavens today to take His Church out of this world before the Great Tribulation, would you be ready?”
Instructions are given to be “ready” in this article, but they may also be found on this home page of www.theendofamerica.net with other articles on the End Times available under the area called “blog”.