Bruce Warner (2 Apr 2011)
"TO: Paul Wilson RE: (1 Apr 2011) 'POSSIBLE TRIBULATION START DATES'"

Hi Paul,

Let's take a lesson from the fig tree:

Matthew 24:32
"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 cetainly not pass away until all these things have happened."

There is no doubt that the 'fig tree' spoken of here is the new nation of Israel established on May 14, 1948. I believe that a case can be made that "its twigs got tender and its leaves came out" when it added new territory including Jerusalem and the temple mount in 'June 1967' during the 'Six Day War' which Israel miraculously won against all odds. So we know that God had His hand in it!

Therefore, it follows that "the generation" that sees "its twigs get tender and its leaves come out" is the "generation" spoken of here. So how long is the "generation" spoken of here? Jim Bramlett, in a previous post on Five Doves,  has presented good evidence that a 'generation' may actually be '52 years' long.  If that is true, 1967 + 52 = 2019.

Your adding of a '70 year generation' to 1948 = 2018. I would say that you BOTH are right 'in the ball-park'. I believe that the '70th Week of Daniel' will begin either in 2011 or 2012 at the latest. I am leaning towards Fall 2012 - seven-years preceding Feast of Trumpets September 30, 2019. Watch for the 'covenant with many' to begin in the Fall of 2012.

YBIC, Bruce Warner