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There were a few biblical prerequisites for the rapture to occur, however they have all come to pass leaving it open to happen at any time.
● Israel must be a Nation
How can the tribulation be the time of Jacob’s troubles if Jacob (Israel) isn’t in it? This was fulfilled on 14 May 1948. David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.
● The Destruction of the Temple (Mark 13:1-2)
Jesus predicted the destruction of the temple which came to pass in 70 A.D., for this to pass the rapture couldn’t have happened before then because the antichrist will build the third temple when he comes to power – and he won’t if there’s already a temple.
● The Falling Away (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4)
Jesus said that there would be a great falling away (rapture or apostasy?), before the antichrist is revealed. We also know from this verse that the antichrist cannot be revealed until the church has been removed from the earth which makes sense if it refers to the rapture of the Church. If it refers to apostasy then that requirement has already been ticked off. Taking a look at the world today, we can see the utter confusion with regard to religion and the multiple splits that have occurred to form different denominations. Church has become more of a social event rather than a place of worship and fewer and fewer are attending. Mega church pastors and televangelists are spreading doctrines of demons daily.
● The Jews will have been scattered throughout the world
Fulfilled. The Jewish Diaspora is the term for the dispersion of the Jews from their ancestral homeland which occurred during the siege of Jerusalem in 69–70 CE when the Romans invaded, destroying the temple.
● The Jews will return to their homeland of Israel
Fulfilled. Many thousands of Jews have been returning to Israel since the end of World War II and the influx continues today.
● The land which the Jews return to would be desolate
Fulfilled. Mark Twain back in 1867 said: The Sea of Galilee was, “a solemn, sailless, tintless lake, as unpoetical as any bath-tub on earth.” and “It is a hopeless, dreary, heart-broken land.” Throughout Innocents Abroad, Twain explicitly states that the area was desolate and devoid of inhabitants.
● Once the Jews are back in the land they will create great wealth
Fulfilled. The country of Israel is very rich in both money, oil, gas and technology to name a few. Israel’s GDP is growing by 3.3% per year as of 2020. Whereas Russia is only growing by 1.5%, The UK by 1.8% and even the U.S. is only growing by 2.3% p/y.
● The Jews will return in unbelief that Jesus is their messiah
Currently Fulfilled. Jesus is still just a ‘Good Man’ according to the Jews.
● The world will be going through “birth pains” in the lead-up to the rapture
Fulfilled and currently being fulfilled. The world will grow more and more restless by the day with increasing wars, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes. Matthew 24:4-8, Mark 13:5-8. COVID-19 and the decline of America are huge fulfilments of this scripture. As the devil gains more ground, the world will continue to fall into chaos until they beg for a world leader.
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Part 1 – Introduction
Part 7 – Left Behind?
Part 10 – Post Rapture Steps
Part 13 – The Tribulation (First Half)
Part 30 – Mid Tribulation
Part 38 – Armageddon
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