I have held off from posting anything for several months as I watched and prayed. Daily I have read with eagerness all of your letters and received encouragement and enlightenment. Like you, I have felt in my bones that the end is near and that the waiting is nearly over. I have read the numerous reports that seem to be falling into place. Developments at Cern, the Middle East, Europe and Washington look like they are converging. Developments with the economy and natural disasters and lunar events also seem to bear that out.
In case the rapture isn't this Christmas season, please prayerfully consider the following. May 14th, 1948 is the date Israel became a nation.. Moses wrote only one psalm. Psalm 90. In Psalm 90 vs.10, Moses said "The length of our days is seventy years--or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. (Note: Moses alluded to "flying away" and that it happens at the end of the generation). Jesus said that one generation would live to see all the last days. Matthew 24: 33-34 records His words, "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." Allowing 70 years for a generation, that would take us to 2018. Subtract the seven years of tribulation and we would bring us to May 14th 2011.
Pentecost is on Sunday June 12th, 2011. That's a little too late. Tu B'Av is even later as it occurs on Sunday August 14th. (Regarding Tu B'Av, I can't be sure of this date and it may take a little more research). Rosh Hashanah is even later as it falls on September 28th.
The one holiday that fits within the 70 year timeline is Passover. According to one Jewish website, Passover in 2011 falls on April 18th to the 26th.
We know from reading the Song of Solomon that the bride is snatched away in the Spring. "See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.." There are a number of other verses in the Song of Solomon that point to Spring.
I hope so very sincerely that Jesus calls us home this Christmas season. If that doesn't happen, then there is very, very little time left. The days of this generation are running out. They are almost completely used up. Will ten years be added to this generation? Should we be using 80 years instead of 70? No. I really don't think so.
A number of sources have pointed out that a war in the Middle East was looming. Wars don't normally start in the winter. They start in the spring or summer months.
We are commanded to "watch". In Luke, Jesus says, “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectantly like trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that ye may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of man (Luke 21:34-36). So, as we are commanded, we continue to watch. One thing I am fairly certain of. When the actual date of the rapture draws very close, we will all have an unmistakeable confirmation that will leave no room for speculation! Like the ten virgins in the parable that Jesus used, we will all hear the call...even if only half of us are ready!