Bruce Warner (23 Apr 2011)

Dear Doves,

The Bride/Church will NOT be 'watching' for His return at His 'second coming' at the end of the '70th Week of Daniel' because the Bride/Church, having been previously raptured, will be returning with Him at his 'second coming'. The Bride/Church will have nothing to 'watch' for AFTER the rapture.

Immediately after Jesus told the 'Parable of the Fig Tree' He said, "Be always on the watch" "that you may be able to escape ALL (THESE THINGS) that is about to happen" (Matthew 21:36). He is referring back to what He said in the 'Parable of the Fig Tree': "this generation will certainly not pass away until ALL THESE THINGS HAVE HAPPENED" (Matthew 21:32).

Therefore, "this generation" is referring to the 'time-period' from the re-birth of Israel (the fig tree) on May 14, 1948 up to and including the time our redemption/rapture has happened. A 'Hebrew generation' of 70 years of 360 days each totals 25,200 days. That beings us to the date of May 12, 2017. Therefore, the rapture will happen BEFORE the date of May 12, 2017 which is the end of "this generation".

Come Lord Jesus!

Bruce Warner