Converging Numbers 2010-2018
Numbers in scripture and associated with prophecy just keep popping up.
Written By: Bob

I'm writing this article in an effort to bring to everyone's attention a series of numbers related to the Bible, prophecy, and Israel that seem to be converging on the time period shown above (2010-2018). As Christians, we are called to be watchmen and to proclaim what we see. Since all of these numbers are converging on one brief time period, I would be neglecting my duty as a Christian if I did not share this information with as many people as I can. We are also told in the Bible that there is a serious penalty that could result from not proclaiming what we see....

Ezekiel 33:6...But if the watchmen see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. (See also - Ezekiel 3:17-18 and 20)

It is with the above verse(s) in mind that I write articles such as this one. I find articles like this one difficult to write because no matter how I present the information, some will see it as date setting. For that reason I will say here that I do not believe in date setting; because setting dates is like putting time limits on God and there is NO ONE qualified to do that!!

As you will see, the way these numbers line up combined with their meanings indicate that the final events could begin and even end during this time period (2010-2018). However, that is not how I view them!! I personally see all of this as a direct warning from God to His children that the final days are about to begin - whether that be this year or three years from now. The point is that God does not poor out His judgment/wrath without warning - just as He warned Noah and Lot. It is His way of saying to get ready because it could happen/begin at any moment and that He is "even at the door".

It is my belief that we are now at the very edge of the final events in prophecy (the rapture and the tribulation) beginning. I further believe that the rapture of the church could happen at any time - based on the current world situation (particularly the Middle East) and the way that natural disasters and extreme weather are increasing in frequency and intensity - just as "birth pangs".

The fact that all of these numbers converge on one time period of seven years with the eighth being a new beginning is obviously far above and beyond mine or anyone else's control. I am simply passing along or reporting what I have found and what I see. As for the meaning - that is up to each individual through their own study of God's word and prayer to decide for themselves.

My hope is that everyone will read all that I have written here and that it will help renew the sense of urgency to reach others for Christ before it's too late. Complacency is never the right attitude for a Christian and it is even more critical to throw off that cloak of complacency now and get busy being "about our Father's business".

How and when the final events in prophecy play out, are entirely in God's hands and in His timing; God and God alone knows the exact timing.

Now, let's begin with a list of the numbers I will be covering in this article. They are....

1) Seven (7)
2) Eight (8)
3) Twenty-Two (22)
4) Forty (40)
5) Forty-Two (42)
  6) Fifty (50)
  7) Seventy (70)
  8) One Hundred an Thirteen (113)
  9) One Hundred and Twenty (120)
10) Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Eight

Over the years some of the numbers in the list above have been given definitions based on Biblical events and/or the timing of events they are related to. To view a full definition and a list of events (where available) just click on the number in parenthesis for each one below.

The Number Seven (7)

The true significance of this number lies in the definition - based on Biblical events. The basic definition is - spiritual perfection and fullness or completion. It is the number of Covenant and of the Holy Spirit. For a list of events click on the (7) above.

Whether or not this number is significant in the time period 2010-2018 depends on whether or not final events do begin by the end of this year. It is because we cannot know for sure and the fact that there is a possibility for events to begin soon that I include this number here.

If final events were to begin in 2010; then counting seven (7) years forward would bring us to a year ending in a seven (7) on both the Gregorian (English) calendar and the Jewish (Hebrew) calendar - those being 2017 and 5777 respectively. This fact will tie directly in with the next number below (8).

The Number Eight (8)

Here again the significance of this number lies in the definition and Biblical events associated with it. The definition is - to super-abound and this number is also the number of new beginnings, of salvation, resurrection, and new birth/regeneration.

Whether or not this number is significant (as with #7 above) in the time period 2010-2018 depends on whether or not final events do begin by the end of this year.

If final events were to begin in 2010 and the tribulation was to end in the Jewish year 5777; then Christ's return or second coming would take place in the Jewish year 5778.

Allow me to present two more items that caused me to at least consider this time period a possibility. As stated, this is only a possibility; but one that certainly makes one want to watch even more closely to how events unfold.

  1. If you look at the events list for this number by clicking on (8) above you'll see that significant events have occurred in a year ending in an eight (8) - such as...

    Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were all born in a year ending in an eight; and the rebirth of Israel in a year ending in an eight (8) - 1948.

  2. The numbers seven and eight put together form a remarkable connection. The number seven (7) meaning spiritual perfection and fullness or completion. The number eight representing salvation, resurrection and new birth/regeneration. This would give you spiritual completion/fullness (year 5777 on Jewish calendar) followed by resurrection and rebirth/regeneration (year 5778); add to that the fact that the final year - 5778 - ends with both numbers 78 and it kind of makes you want to keep a closer watch doesn't it?

While no one can say or know for sure the exact timing of events, again, I believe that these and the items (numbers) below are direct signs from God to warn every one of His children that the time of Christ's return is indeed "at hand".

The Number Twenty-Two (22)

This number, to my knowledge, has never been given a definition, does not appear in scripture, and does not relate directly to the time frame we are discussing. However, this number does appear to be related to certain items that I feel are important enough to include it here. One such item is the last number in this article - 1948.

Let's begin by looking at the seven feasts of God. We know that the first four feasts (Passover, first Fruits, Unleavened Bread, and Pentecost) have already been fulfilled. That leaves us with the last three feasts (Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles) yet to be fulfilled. These last three feasts are all observed in the month of Tishri on the Jewish calendar. They also cover a period of twenty-two (22) days; beginning on the first of Tishri (The Feast of Trumpets) and the last day of the last feast (the Feast of Tabernacles) being on the 22nd of Tishri. This fact may not appear important at first glance; but if you add the following items then it begins to grow in importance.

  1. The book of Revelation contains 22 chapters; thus in my opinion establishing a direct relationship between the last three feasts to be fulfilled and the tribulation (actually it just confirms the link).
  2. The Hebrew alphabet contains 22 letters.
  3. If we take the year of the rebirth of Israel - 1948 - and add all of the individual digits (1+9+4+8) we have a total of 22.
  4. Going back to the seven feasts, I found one more item of interest. As I stated in my article "The Rapture When?" I believe there is a possibility of the rapture taking place on or around the Feast of Pentecost. With that in mind I offer the chart below - followed by an explanation.

    Feast  # - 4   5   6   7
            4 + 5 + 6 + 7 = 22

    If the rapture were to take place on Pentecost (the 4th feast) then adding the feast numbers together, from Pentecost through the last feast (Tabernacles), gives us a total of 22 as shown in the chart above. Could God be giving us a clue as to the alignment of events to be fulfilled at the "end of days"? All I can say is that this would seem to tie these feasts (4 through 7) directly to the "end of days".

    I would ask you to consider two more items concerning this alignment - the first is the way that the first four feasts were fulfilled. The first three (Passover, First Fruits, and Unleavened Bread) were fulfilled directly through Jesus Christ. The fourth feast (Pentecost), while Christ fulfilled it when He sent the Holy Spirit down (after His return to heaven) it is predominately associated (by Christians) with the birth of the church. It would therefore not be unreasonable to consider that the last days would or could be the reverse of the first fulfillments - like bookends. By that I mean the fourth feast (Pentecost) being fulfilled a second time and associated with the church when Christ appears in the clouds and calls the church home to be with Him at the rapture. Then the final three feasts being fulfilled by events directly related to Jesus Christ Himself.

    The second item is that if this is the way that events occur then it would mean that the numbers seven (7) and eight (8) are directly related to the feasts and their method of fulfillment; because there are seven (7) feasts - seven meaning spiritual perfection and completion - and it would mean that there would be four events/feasts associated with His first coming and four events/feasts associated with His second coming for a total of eight (8) - eight being the number of salvation, resurrections and rebirth/regeneration.

    Note: To those who may be wondering about how the first four (4) feasts add up - they add up to ten (10) - (1+2+3+4=10) which is also significant in that the number ten is defined as perfection of divine order.

  5. Last but not least, consider the number of days included in the observance of the seven feasts....

    Passover = 3 days (from Christ's crusifixion to His resurrection)
    Unleavened Bread = 7 days
    First Fruits = 1 day
    Pentecost = 1 day
    Trumpets = 1 day
    Day of Atonement = 1 day
    Tabernacles = 8 days
    Add all the above together and again the total is 22 (3+7+1+1+1+1+8=22).

Hopefully you can now see why I felt I needed to include this number (22) in this list.

The Number Forty (40)

This number is considered to be associated with a time of consecration and trial or testing. There are a number of references to this number in scripture - click on (40) above to view some of those.

In looking at our current time period it seems that this number may be relevant to the United States and the current world economic situation. Let's start with the world economic situation.

According to many economic experts the current economic crisis (looking back) actually began back in 2007. I found it interesting then that 2007 was forty (40) years from the liberation of Jerusalem. You may be wondering - Why count from a date associated with Israel? In answer to that I offer the following....

While the establishment of the state of Israel began the count of the "last generation", the liberation of Jerusalem was (in my opinion) the completion of the re-establishment of Israel in relationship to prophecy. If I am right then the liberation of Jerusalem in 1967 could be the starting point of a period of testing for the world as far as the way that nations treat Israel. This could also be why certain countries have been hit harder than others such as the USA. If you look at the way nations have been affected I believe you'll find (as I did) that the "Christian nations" were hit particularly hard and we can't say we weren't warned. Jesus Himself warned us long ago....

Luke 12:47-48...47.And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.48.But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required; and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

The above verses should explain my view of these events and the worst is yet to come. The crash of the economy (including the collapse on Wall Street in 2008), I believe, is only a taste or warning of what is soon to come. One only has to study their Bible to know this, because it is explained in the book of James, chapter 5 (I will discuss this point in more detail in my next article on the economy).

The second item I found, associated with the number forty (40) has to do, as I said, with the USA and more specifically with our current president/presidency.

As most everyone knows, Obama is the 44th president of the United States. What most people don't know, realize or overlook is the fact that he is only the 40th elected president. There were four presidents that were not ever elected to the position but only served to complete the term of an elected president. They are....

  1. John Tyler - completed the term for Henry Harrison who died in office
  2. Millard Fillmore - completed the term for Zachary Taylor who died in office
  3. Chester Arthur - completed the term for James Garfield who died in office
  4. Gerald Ford - completed the term for Richard Nixon who resigned to avoid impeachment

The reason I would count only the elected presidents is that if this has in fact been the marking of a period of trial by God for America, then if God - being a just God - were to bring judgment on a "people" based on the counting of its leaders; then those leaders (in my opinion) would need to be leaders that were elected to that position by the people.

What we have then is forty (40) generations of government (elected presidents) representing a period of trial or testing for America. As sad as it is to say - we Americans have failed this test miserably. Before anyone gets angry with me, let me say that there are a large number of true, devout, and faithful Christians in this country. Unfortunately, due to the comfortable way of life here, complacency also became a way of life. This complacency was all the opening or foothold that Satan needed; and we are now reaping the "rewards". Now let me climb off this soapbox and continue.

The Number Forty-Two (42)

The importance of this number is mostly associated with prophecy concerning the timing of events in the tribulation and the Beast in Revelation and Daniel as follows....

  1. 1260 days = 42 months (1260 divided by 30 = 42)

    Revelation 11:3...And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

    Revelation 12:6...And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

  2. 42 months

    Revelation 11:2...But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

    Revelation 13:5...And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

  3. 3 1/2 years = 42 months [(3yrs x 12mos.) + 6mos.= 42]

    Daniel 7:25...And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

    Daniel 12:7...And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

    Revelation 12:14...And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

  4. As I was looking at and studying these numbers, I noticed something else quite interesting. If you look at Matthew 1:17 --

    Matthew 1:17...So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

    You should notice that it lists three time periods of 14 generations for a total of 42 generations (3x14=42). So we have 42 generations representing the time period from the Abrahamic Covenant to the New Covenant with Christ's first coming. This would seem to indicate that 42 is also a number we can associate with a major change of some kind and/or the period of time from one major prophetic fulfillment to the fulfillment of the next.

    With these things in mind I began looking at current events to see if the number 42 has any relevance to our current time period. I found it interesting that 2009 was 42 years from the liberation of Jerusalem. Could it be time for a major change and/or the fulfillment of the next major prophecy - the rapture? Only time will tell. At the very least though I would consider this a marker/sign to let us know that we are indeed the "last generation" and that the time is getting very close. It is going to be interesting to watch and see how events unfold - possibly even beginning this year - that will lead up to the "end of days". For now though I would recommend keeping a close eye on Israel and the Middle East.

    The Number Fifty (50)

    By definition the number 50 is the number of Jubilee or deliverance. It also points to deliverance and rest as the result of the perfect consummation of time. This definition is based primarily on the counting and observance of a 50 year cycle of years ending with the 50th year being a jubilee year.

    Leviticus 25:1-10...1 And the Lord spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,
    2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a Sabbath unto the Lord.
    3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;
    4 But in the seventh year shall be a Sabbath of rest unto the land, a Sabbath for the Lord: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.
    5 That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land.
    6 And the Sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee,
    7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat.
    8 And thou shalt number seven Sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.
    9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.
    10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

    As you can see the Israelites were told to observe 7 cycles of 7 years totaling 49 years (7x7) and that the 50th year would be observed as a jubilee year.

    In a jubilee year all debts were to be forgiven, all Hebrew slaves were to be freed, and all land returned to the original owner (restored) - see Leviticus 25:10-55.

    The number 50 is also the timing between Christ's resurrection on the Feast of First Fruits to the day of Pentecost - which marked the birth of the church with the outpouring of the Holy Ghost in the upper room. The word Pentecost comes from the Greek word Pentekosta; which means fiftieth (50th). The time period between the feasts of First Fruits and Pentecost was established in Leviticus....

    Leviticus 23:15-16...15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering (First Fruits); seven Sabbaths shall be complete: 16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord. (Pentecost)

    The timing of the out-pouring of the Holy Ghost was established in Acts....

    Acts 2:1-4...1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

    What does all of this have to do with the last days? It's quite simple in that 6,000 years is evenly divisible by 50; which would seem to indicate that the end will come in a future jubilee year. How does this number (50) relate to the current time period and events? This too is quite simple in that 2017 will be exactly 50 years since the liberation of Jerusalem in 1967.

    The Number Seventy (70)

    The number seventy (70) by definition signifies perfect spiritual order carried out with all spiritual power and significance. For examples of this please click on (70) above. For now I would like to concentrate on the length of a generation. I know there are numerous opinions on this; however I believe we are given the length of a generation quite plainly and literally in Psalm....

    Psalm 90:10...The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

    As you can see, this verse tells us quite plainly the length of our years (generation) and it is the only verse in the Bible that I know of that does. With the above verse in mind we take the next step and look at the parable of the fig tree....

    Matthew 24:32-34...32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:33 So Likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. (See also - Mark 13:28-30 and Luke 21:29-32)

    What's important here is that the fig tree in this parable represents Israel and that the generation that sees the re-birth of Israel will not pass away until all things have been fulfilled. From this point it is a matter of simple math - If we add 70 years to 1948 we have the year 2018. It doesn't get much simpler than this. I would also point out that the Lord, in His wisdom, placed a 10 year variable in Psalm 90:10 above (80 if by strength) thus maintaining the sense of imminence because we can't know for sure when!

    The Number One Hundred and Thirteen (113)

    While this number (to the best of my knowledge) does not appear in scripture nor has it ever been defined; it may have some significance in the end time scenario. It is for this reason that I have included it here.

    In studying the Jewish (Hebrew) calendar I have found that the total number of days in a given year and even the number of days in a month can vary from year to year. However, the number of days between the last fulfilled feast (Pentecost) and the next one to be fulfilled (Trumpets) does not change. I checked this for 20 different years - some consecutive and some random - and as I said the number does not change.

    Going by the Jewish calendar, the Day of Pentecost is on the 6th of Sivan. So I began my count from the 7th of Sivan through the 1st of Tishri (inclusive). The total count is 113 days.

    Why is this significant? I believe it may be of importance because the "First Jewish Congress" was convened on August the 29th 1897 and their primary purpose was to plan the re-establishment of a Jewish State of Israel. Now consider that 2010 is 113 years since that congress was convened. Am I saying the tribulation will begin this year? No, not at all. This, as with the other numbers, are in my opinion, markers or signs - for those who are watching - that the time is indeed at hand. Only God knows for sure.

    NOTE: For those of you who may have read my other articles, you may remember that in one of them I had listed the time period as 112 years/days. That was an error on my part as I failed to make the number inclusive. I will be making the necessary corrections. I apologize for my error. The important thing is that these numbers point out how close we are and not specific dates.

    The Number One Hundred and Twenty (120)

    To understand the importance of this number we must first understand something about its meaning.

    This number is the product of three forties (3x40=120) and is also the product of ten times twelve (10x12=120). In the first equation (3x40=120) we have the number three - meaning divine wholeness - times forty - meaning a time of trial/testing. In the second equation (10x12=120) we have the number ten - meaning the perfection of divine order - times twelve - meaning perfection of government.

    Taking the above meanings and combining them we have the number 120 meaning a divinely appointed period of probation. When applied to time and applied to persons it points to a divinely appointed number during a period of waiting.

    With the above meanings in mind I ask you - Is it a coincidence then that 2017 will be 120 years since the convening of the "First Jewish Congress" to re-establish Israel? Hmmmm.... Again this has nothing to do with date setting. This is, in my opinion, another marker or sign that He is "even at the doors". Are you ready? If you knew for sure that the rapture would take place this year; what would you do differently starting today?

    For examples of this number in scripture, please click on (120) above.

    The Number Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Eight (1948)

    This number, to me, is probably the most intriguing of the numbers in this list. The initial significance of this number is not hard for anyone who studies prophecy to see. It is well known that 1948 is the year Israel was reborn. There are, however, four lesser-known items I have found that make this number even more significant as follows....

    1. The 19th book and the 48th chapter in the Bible (Psalm 48) describes the re-establishment of Jerusalem and Israel.
    2. If you count from the beginning of the Bible (Genesis) then Psalm is the 19th book; then if you count from the end of the Bible (Revelation) backwards then Psalm is the 48th book.
    3. If you add up the years (from generation to generation) from Adam to Abraham you will have 1948 years. Don't feel bad if you add them up and come up with 1946 years at first - I did too. The key is when Shem was born (or how old Noah was when Shem was born). In Genesis 5:32 it says that Noah begat... and then lists all three of Noah's sons and since Shem is the first one listed it's easy to assume that he was the first-born. However, this is not the case. Here's how we can know....

      Genesis 7:6...And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. (see also Genesis 7:11)

      Genesis 11:10...These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood.

      If we put together the verses above it becomes simple math - Noah was 600 years old when the flood came, Shem's son was born 2 years after the flood, that would make Noah 602 years old when Shem's son was born. Shem was 100 years old when his son was born. If you subtract 100 (Shem's age at the birth of his son) from 602 (Noah's age at the birth of Shem's son) then we have 502; which is how old Noah was when Shem was born (and not 500 years old). Now if you add the genealogies again using 502 instead of 500 for Noah's age when Shem was born it comes out to 1948.

    4. This last item, for me, was the "icing on the cake". The year 2018 will be 1948 years since the destruction of the second Temple in 70 A.D.

    Looking back at these things associated with 1948 it's as though the location of the chapter dedicated to the description of the rebirth of Israel, the overall counting of the books of the Bible surrounding that rebirth and the generations leading up to Abraham all point to or are directly associated with the timing of the end.

    Does all of this mean that the rapture and the start of the tribulation will happen this year? Sorry to disappoint but the answer again is no. It only means that we are very close and that it could happen. The bottom line (as always) is that only God knows for sure.

    All of this information, in my opinion, is God's way of letting His children know that the "time is at hand". Daniel 12:10 tells us that none of the wicked will understand but the wise shall understand. To me this is the spiritually wise- those who are studying God's word and watching. Anyone else will not see these signs and thus won't understand.


    I had considered writing a summary here; but because of the sheer volume of information, I decided to simply finish with some closing comments instead.

    The first and most important comment I can make here is about the timing of these converging numbers. While the method in which these numbers seem to encapsulate the time period from now (2010) through 2018 as a real possibility for the occurence of end time events; it is not the way that I view all of this. My view is simple and not about date setting.

    We must combine the information I have written here with current world events in order to get a complete picture. If you follow the news at all then you will have noticed the following items ---

    1. The economic crisis causing nations around the world to talk more and more about a "global solution"; thus setting the stage for a world economic order and the mark of the beast to follow.
    2. The deterioration of the U.S. status as the world "super power"; and America's waning support of Israel -- not the willingness of Americans to support Israel; but the "Administration's" willingness to back away from Israel and force it's will on Israel - including the division of the Holy Land.
    3. The fact of Jerusalem becoming a "burdensome stone" --

      Zechariah 12:2-3... 2.Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3.And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdersome stone for all people; all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

      As you can see this proplecy is being fulfilled right before our eyes by nations coming together to try and force the division of Jerusalem. In fact as I am writing this there is an Arab summit taking place concerning what to do about Jerusalem.

    4. The ecumenical religious movement has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years and once the church is removed from the picture at the rapture they will be able to achieve a one world religion.

    If we combine the four items above with the rest of the information in this article it's not hard, in my opinion, to see and know that we are indeed living in the "season" of Christ's return. Exactly when it will all begin, as always, is entirely in God's hands.

    I believe all of this is God's way of warning the world and letting His children know that He is "even at the doors". It is time for every one of us to first search within ourselves to be sure we are ready and then to reach out to others as never before -- before it's too late.

    As always - Keep looking up and may God bless and keep you in the days ahead. -- Bob

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