Bruce Baber (17 Jan 2011)

A while back, I posted an idea about convergence.  Basically, it was to do with seemingly unconnected events that would converge the closer we get to the rapture. 

In previous years, if we followed one trail, or one line of thought, we might conclude that the rapture would happen on a certain feast day, or certain year.  Yet if we followed a different train of thought, it would fall on another.  Sadly, this led to dissension as some people tried to defend their points of view.  I don't think this is God's will.  God couldn't possibly want strife and squabbling.  We can all agree that we were commanded to be "watching." 

It is indeed very interesting to me that this year there seems to be a convergence that may be pointing to a time period where two parallel lines of thought are drawn closer together.
In 2011, two trails draw together.  One has to do with the length of a generation and the other has to do with jubilees.
As stated in Psalm 90, a generation can be determined as 70 years.  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.  

If we count 50 years for sets of jubilee years, we also come to 2018 if we count from when the order to rebuild east Jerusalem went out.  This would square with scripture.  "Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens..."  (East Jerusalem is the Old Jerusalem that includes the temple mount that was recaptured in 1967.  The following year, 1968, there was also a decree to rebuild East Jerusalem.  Fifty years added to 1968 and you come to 2018. Subtract seven years and you again come to 2011). 

Of course, I am speculating.  I could be wrong on a number of points.  I can only comment on what I perceive to be a convergence that would overlap this Spring or Summer.  If my observations are correct and as we draw closer to this time period in the Spring or Summer of 2011, I have no doubt that we will see other converging lines!  Would it surprise anyone if Ariel Sharon passed away in this same time frame?  Remember the prophecy given to Rabbi Kaduri.  (You can Google Rabbi Kaduri and see the video related to the prophecy he was given).  I further suspect we will see events leading to the destruction of Damascus in the same time frame.  If I am correct about converging lines, we will see all of these lines pointing to one particular feast day.  Some of the church/bride will awaken and be ready, while some of the church/bride will not.
At this present time, I suspect that this post will only bring about further dispute which is most unhelpful.  Only the observance of additional converging lines will bring us into harmony of thought.  I should hasten to add that in the parable of the ten virgins, there is an indisputable event that we should be watchful for.  In Matthew 25, vs. 6 it says..."

And at midnight a cry was heard:
'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'

So we watch, wait, and listen.  Amen?


Bruce Baber