Hosea 6:2 After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight.
2 Peter 8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
Luke 21:24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Since the start of the 20th century, from the 1900s, many learned Christians have scoffed at Gospel redemption, the rapture, and Jesus’ return to redeem His people, the Jewish nation, as if they are progressing or modern in their thinking.
The Charismatic evangelical movement of Azusa St in 1904 brought a movement by Christians to support the Jews back to their homeland. Our fates are intertwined. In Jesus Christ, the blessings of Abraham too became our heritage.
Concerning His return to earth, in Luke 21:24, Jesus prophesied that Jesuralem would fall (which it did in AD70), and that the Jews will be driven from their ancestoral land and be persecuted until the time of the Gentiles was over.
In Hosea 6:2, concerning the duration of exile, we know that it will be for two days. In 2 Pet 8, we are reminded that Jesus is coming back in due time, and that a day is a thousand years. Hence, the Jews will be exiled for two thousand years from the destruction of the temple, to the rebuilding of the new temple to usher in the return of Jesus Christ. ie The days of the Gentile would be over in AD2070.
In the mean time, as prophesied by Jesus, Jesusalem was trampled by the Gentiles, which they did with the temple being torn down, and replaced by pagan temples of people of faith worshiping other gods:-
- AD70 – Titus destroyed the Jewish Temple
- AD135 – Hadrian build the temple of Juniper on the site and killed 600,000 Jews. The temple has a haxagonal forecourt.
- AD325 – Constantine destroyed the temple of Juniper. Built an Octagonal church. But the statue of Hadrian remained.
- AD622 – Invaded by the Arabs, where all the churches were destroyed from Alexandria to Antioch, and in AD 685 built the Dome of the Rock on the Hexagonal forecourt.
Although there have been many wars, earth quakes and famines, and many anti-christ have come murdering masses of humanity and raising up an army against the remant Jews as Hitler did in WWII (1939 to 1945), they did so because the time of the Gentiles is coming to an end. The first and second sounding of the shofar have been proclaimed.
Hitler, an anti-christ tried to destroy the Jewish people and gays because two events must first take place, the return of the Jews to Israel, and the preaching of the Gospel to all peoples and all tribes. The last people group is the rainbow nation.
- AD 1917 – Balfour declaration – Return of Jews to Palestine.
- AD 1939 to 1945 – Six million Jews and 200,000 gays were targeted and killed by Hitler.
- AD 1948 – Creation of Israel
- AD 1967 – For the first time since AD70 Jews controlled Jerusalem.
In Luke 20: 29, the fig tree represents Israel. The first buds and sign of life came out in 1948, and in 1967, the whole tree begins to bud.
Luke 20:29 “Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30 When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 31 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.32 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
The bible definition of the lifespan is 120 years. Therefore, when Jesus said that this generation will by no means pass away until Jesus returns to Jerusalem, it meant that the return of Jesus Christ will take place no more than 120 years from 1948 ie AD 1948 + 120 years = 2068. When one sees Israel budding again, the coming of the Lord will be within 120 years ie 2068.
In a surprising co-incidence, based on the number of years of the Gentiles of two years or 2000 years after the fall of Jerusalem, ie AD70 + 2000 years = 2070. Hence, there is two confirming witness from the bible that the Day of the Lord is sure and coming and the appointed season between 2068 to 2070.
Jesus is the Lord of Time. He is not slow in coming back as some would say. We are in an age of grace, where men have space and freedom to chose between good and evil, to chose between grace and the law, to chose to receive Jesus or chose another faith. But soon the door is closing, the gate to heaven is closing. We are at the last 60 years, the last hour.
The end of time is coming for the Gentiles in AD2068/2070. The doors are being unlocked. Events are happening faster than before of gay rights, of Christian revivals in India and China. The end time Gospel revival is coming. The latter rain is coming on earth. The new dawn, the new morning is coming. The Kingdom of God in Christ Jesus is coming and our kindoms of earth no more.
Hosea 6:3 Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth.