Mezzanine Madness May 31, 2011Posted by stevekerp in End Times.
Tags: rapture fever
I can’t remember the last time I was this restless. Maybe last November. Perhaps if I take a nap the time will pass more quickly.
What if we’re actually RIGHT this time?
The last time I had this “Feelin’ in My Bones” was on July 25th. Everything seemed to be pointing toward a rapture event, but alas ….
So with that in mind, as well as the recent false start by the Camping crowd, I’m being pretty quiet about my expectations.
I posted some comments by Tom Bigbee last November 9th, which was the day after our last major disappointment. He observed that, “This thinking also represents the idea that the Rapture will happen on a feast day, something I am not convinced of. Jesus ascended on a day not hinted at by any observed day so our ascension could also be any day” and he may have been closer to the truth than he thought.
We should know in less than 22 hours. In the meantime, it’s a balance between tying up any loose ends, being ready to remain if we’re wrong again, and not leaving any embarrassing “I told you so” items around.
I’ve taken David Wilkerson very seriously. I really don’t think the next years are going to be pleasant, and in this “prophecy” I am certainly not alone. It could be a time of awakening and refining for those “believers” who were left behind … OR, it could be “masks off” time and overt acknowledgement by many who we thought were Christians that they were really just participating in the dominant religion of the culture. I still don’t quite understand how someone who loves the Lord but believes that “no one knows the day or the hour” is a comprehensive grasp of eschatology can still not be excited about seeing Christ, and especially when the signs of His coming are so blatant.
But there is a serious undercurrent of violence beneath the thin veneer of “civilization” here in the U.S., and a lot of folks are finding out just how thin and easily ruptured that veneer really is. This recent spate of criminal incidents in Rochester, Miami, Myrtle Beach, Long Island, Charlotte, Boston, Nashville, and perhaps many other places may be just a foretaste of what “business as usual” will look like in America going forward.
Many have prayed … myself among them … that the Lord might break our hearts and give us a spirit of brokenness that leads to repentance and healing. Apparently, He has something else in mind.
Israel was reborn on May 15th, 1948 which was Shavuot. That “final generation” would end on Shavuot in 2018, which is May 20, 2018. On the Hebrew calendar the date is 6 Sivan. Back up seven years and it’s June 8th.
We shall see.