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Behind the Blog:  Krista Smith

Imperfect Student of the Word of God. Saved by Grace righteous only in Christ.

 

"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13

 

The intent of this site is not to predict any specific date for Christ's return. It is also not intended to suggest that any one event or occurrence will, in fact, be a result. However, it is intended to acknowledge the Word of God as Sovereign and true. It is a forum to provide collective information aligned with Biblical prophecy to aide Christ-followers and Unbelievers in their quest for truth. I pray that the Lord will give you discernment as you read and I encourage you to search the scriptures for yourself to validate all that you see. There have been many false predictions in the past but if you look closer you may find that although a prediction may have been in error (in terms of what was expected), it still may have significant meaning and be prophetic, all leading to exactly what the Bible said will lead to the Return of Christ. He keeps His promises and His timing is perfect.  

 

"As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?... At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other... Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved...."

 

So Jesus begins to tell them about how things will gradually heat up and increase until we reach the time that we call the Last Days. The Book of Matthew continues, giving more and more details and time clues until we reach the "big clue", the biggest one of them all. Stating in Matthew 24:32, Jesus says this:

 

 "...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 it[a] is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

- Matthew 24:32-35

 

Here is discernment of this verse: The fig tree is the country symbol for Israel just like the US is the Eagle and Russia is the Bear. A parable is a story. So, he says now learn a story about Israel. When its branches are tender and put forth leaves (when Israel becomes a nation), YOU know that the summer (the return) is near. It is at the door! Assuredly he says, this generation will NOT PASS AWAY. A generation is a lifespan of people and for our generation that is about 100 years tops. Israel became a nation May 14, 1948, after being scattered for nearly 2000 years. So if Israel was destroyed in 70 AD, and it was, when did it "bloom" again? May 14, 1948 is the date that history records that fact occurring. The generation that witnessed that, the WWII generation, still have not,  passed off the scene. They are still alive and with us today, and we are the people that Jesus said would be alive on the earth when the Last Days would happen.

 

"For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man...Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."

Matthew 24: 3-44

 

"The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent."

- 2 Pet 3:9

 

God is not trying to trick us by giving us prophecy and signs, He is trying to teach us to operate in faith. If He made it obvious and plain to see (with no spiritual discernment required) it would not be faith it would be fire insurance. 

 

 

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen... By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible...And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith." Hebrews11:1-11