A Master in Education graduate. A former volunteer teacher for Values Instruction Class and a devotional insight writer.
Will the ANTICHRIST set up his government in 2021?
There is a high probability that the ANTICHRIST, the last world dictator will start his government beginning in 2021 henceforth about at least seven years after the death of Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died last January, 2014. There is a high probability that starting the year 2021 henceforth could be the commencement of the TRIBULATION PERIOD. If this materialized, the seven year TRIBULATION PERIOD would end in the year 2028 henceforth. In the same year 2028 henceforth Jesus Christ Millenial Kingdom would begin or what we called as the Millenium. It is the period of 1000 year reign of Christ here on earth. It will be a thousand year of true peace and prosperity under the kingship of Jesus Christ, the one and only Messiah. This must happen to fulfill God's promise to Israel.
Proofs to the authenticity of this claim :
It is recorded in HOSEA 6:2 :
"After two days he will revive us, on the third day he will restore us that we may live in his presence."
Two days represent the "church age" or two thousand years after the crucifixion/resurrection of Christ( Jesus of Nazareth). The church age started in Jerusalem around 28 to 30 AD and will end at the time of the "Harpazo" or the Rapture of the church about 2000 years after. 2 Peter 3:8 says, " But do not forget this one thing dear friends. With the Lord a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day."
After two thousand years the church of Jesus Christ was established in Jerusalem about 28 to 30 AD, the Lord will revive His people, Israel. The end of the two thousand years could be the year 2028 if the Tribulation Period will start in 2021. Or it could be in 2029/2030 if the Tribulation Period would start in 2022/2023. That could be the beginning of the Millenial Kingdom of Christ. That is the third day, the third Millenium from 28 to 30 AD, when the church was established at Jerusalem.
In Zechariah 8:3, this is what the Lord says :
"I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountains of the Lord Almighty will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the Lord Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain. "
Who is the "Antichrist?"
I believe the "Antichrist" or the last world dictator will be the jewish "messiah" the Hebrew people thought as the ruler from God. Jesus says in John 5:43;
"I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.
The Jews rejected Christ, the real Messiah thus they will be given to deception and they will accept the false one, the antichrist.
According to a respected Jewish Rabbi, Rabbi Glazerson(a bible code expert), the jewish "messiah" will arrive between September, 2020 upto September, 2021.
It is implied on I Thessalonians chapter 2, that the church will be taken before the antichrist, the man of sin, is revealed to the world. I always believe that the Harpazo precedes the Tribulation period and the revelation of the antichrist. Tribulation begin when the antichrist confirmed a covenant with Israel and other surrounding nations.
Based on Laura Wells Youtube channel, in May of 2021, the Great Reset Summit will take place in Davos to launch the Great Reset by the New World Order (Economic Forum, UN, IMF). According to these world leaders, in view of the changes that are currently taking place in the world, there is a need for a system reset. This great reset could be the precursor of the Tribulation Period when the antichrist will be given seven years to rule the world.
Matthew 24:32-34 says :
"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree. As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near right at the door. I tell you the truth this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened."
Fig tree represents the nation Israel. That generation that will see the coming of Christ starts from 1948, that is the year when Israel was established again as a nation.
One generation may reach up to 80 years. As it is written in Psalms 90:9 : "The length of our days is seventy or eighty if we have the strength. "
Eighty years from 1948 is the year 2028, the year the Tribulation Period could end and the year the Millenium would start if the Tribulation Period would begin in 2021. The year 2021-2028 could be the Tribulation Period or the 70th week of Daniel.
Jesus says in Matthew 24:34:
"Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened."
When will the Rapture happen ?
It is written in Daniel 12:1,
"At that time Michael, the great prince who protect your people will arise, there will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people - everyone whose name is found written in the book will be delivered."
It is written in Matthew 24:36,
"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 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. Two men will be in the field, one will be taken, and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill, one will be taken and other left. Therefore keep watch because you do not know what hour or what day your Lord will come."
These verses prove that the "Rapture" will happen before Tribulation Period. In fact 'Rapture" can happen anytime. The first century church always believed in the imminency of the "Harpazo." We can start expecting the "Harpazo" or Rapture to take place beginning the year 2021 henceforth. It may not go beyond the year 2021. But I am not dogmatic about it. I believe that the sovereign God is in control of everything and may still tarry beyond 2021 to further extend the dispensation of grace to accommodate more sinners who will still repent for God is merciful and longsuffering.
"Rapture is really imminent. We may have only about less than a year left before the Tribulation. We have to heed the warning of Revelation 22:12,
"Behold I am coming soon ! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."
Revelation 22:14 says ;
"Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practice falsehood."
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, we may have only less than one year remaining in this world before the Tribulation Period begin. We have to start washing our robes, preparing to meet the King of kings and Lord of lords. We have to prepare "leaving this world." We have to give up all the desires belong to this world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. The world will soon meet its destruction. It is about time to search our hearts, to examine ourselves if we have a right relationship with God.
Rev. 22:10 says,
"Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, because the time is near."
Share this revelation to anyone you know. Truly we are that generation who might witness the "Second Coming of CHRIST.
If still you do not have a relationship with God, it is about time to pursue a relationship with Him. You can have this relationship by receiving Jesus Christ in your hearts as your personal Savior and Lord.
Receiving Christ as our Savior means putting our faith completely on Christ's work on the cross as the only sacrifice for our complete absolution and redemption. We will cease from trusting any other means, any other ritual we used to trust before. Christ sacrifice on Mt. Calvary two thousand years ago is perfect, complete and sufficient.
Receiving Christ as our Savior means we are acknowledging that we are a sinner born with a sinful nature. We are acknowleding that because of our sinfulness we are hellbound as it is written in Romans 6:23;
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ."
Receiving Christ as our Lord means dethroning of ourselves from the center of our heart and enthroning Christ as our Lord and King. It means surrending our lives completely to Him, acknowledging His Lordship over all aspects of our life. It also requires that we repent from our sinful, worldly, self-centered life making a 180 degree turn from darkness to light.
After receiving Christ in our heart, the promise of John 1:12 will be with us,
"Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become the children of God."
When we become children of God, we also become heir of the eternal Kingdom of God. Relationship with God is the best relationship you can have in your lifetime and the only thing that matters in eternity.
Cristina Santander (author) from Manila on September 02, 2020:
Sir Eric, I am not aware that Hosea is left out of many Bibles.
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 02, 2020:
Just a quick question; Why is Hosea (Osee?) left out of many bibles?