How long is a biblical generation? Why its important and “what does the bible say about 2012″?
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What does the bible say about 2012? How long is a biblical generation? How does that fit in to 2012 prophecies?
Something I recently heard pegs a biblical generation it at 52.42 years as defined by the bible itself. This is important because Jesus said a generation would not pass from the time when Israel “Budded” until he came back again. Israel was scattered all over the world and regathered again just as prophecy said. In 1967 Israel took Jerusalem in the 6 day war. Could this be the possible “budding” described by Jesus. The math is interesting once you know the length of a biblical generation.
Everyone knows you should not set a day or the hour for Jesus return, however it says
we would know and are expected to know
the general time he was “at the door”.
If you take 1967 and add the 52 years you come to 2019. If you take out the 7 year tribulation (time of jacobs trouble, daniels 70th week) it comes to Dec 2012. If this math is correct you could expect Jesus return anytime from 1967 to Dec 2012. Something interesting to consider.
Now this does not set a exact date for his return. Its important to note that. Jesus did say “the budding of the fig tree” Was a starting point. A generation would not pass from that time until he returned and the end time events that he had just spoken of occurred. The events could come anytime within that time period. No exact date setting. However if Jesus mentioned a time span and a sign that started that time span don’t you think that he wanted us to know approximately when these things would happen? If not why say it? Jesus was angry at the pharisees for not knowing the signs of the times. He called them hypocrites.
Matthew 16:3 And in the morning, [It will be] foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O [ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not [discern] the signs of the times?
We are supposed to know what times we are in.
1 Thessalonians 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
Its important to know about he time of his return because it has a purifying action on us. We are warned not to ignore what time we are in.
Luke 21:34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.
So ANYTIME from the sign until the end of a generation Jesus could come. So no date setting here but understanding the general time period of the possible return Jesusintended us to know about.
So heres how we figure what a biblical generation is based on bible info alone.
The math about what a generation is goes like this
1. Matthew 1:17 “Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ.” Because of the written genealogy in the bible and the years listed we know that from Abram to Christ is 2160 years
2. If you divide this by the 42 generations (mentioned in Matt 1:17), it is 52 years (51.42)
3. added to 1967 (Jews take Jerusalem, possible budding of the fig tree) 1967+52= 2019
4. and minus 7 (The great tribulation or Daniels 70th week)= 2012 around Dec 21
This coincides with the 12-21-2012 prophicies of the mayan also the hopi indian 12-21-2012 prophecy of the end of the age. There are a many others as well. (Just Google 12-21-2012) Since I believe the bible is the only sure place for prophecy it’s interesting to see that the date mentioned in so many prophecies worldwide has a possible biblical tie in.
operation 12 21 2012 substitute Christ Begins
Is this accurate? Well this definition of a generations length is figured by biblical values alone. This makes the amount of time validated as far as I am concerned. However the exact date of the “budding of the fig tree” as mentioned in Jesus prophecies has varied depending upon what event you believe that to be. I have not heard of definitive proof biblically about the starting of that time. However the taking of Jerusalem seems like a good choice. When we choose that time and do the math it coincides with the many dec 21 2012 prophecies of other religions. That seems interesting to me.
This information is valuable because it can give the general idea of what time we are in. This actually has a purifying effect as mentioned in 1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure. WE are expected to know where we are om light of what the bible says. Peter calls prophecy a light in a dark place that we would do well to pay attention to.
2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
Of you keep paying attention to prophecy a light will go off in your heart at some point. It will change you whole world and its something we “do well” to do. If the God inspired, holy spirit breathed word of God says we would “do well” to take heed to then it must be a very good and worthwhile thing to do.
The world is being prepared for the acceptance of the anti-christ. Right after Jesus takes away the church there will be what the bible calls “a strong delusion”. This delusion is a judgement of God on those who refused his spirits calling. (the spirit of truth is here now, the “restrainer” speaking and earnestly trying to show them their error)
2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.
The delusion might be the doctrine of the maitreya, the “Christ spirit”. It teaches that “the Christ spirit” has shown up in the world from time to time in various leaders. This doctrine says Buddha was a Christ, Jesus was a “Christ”, Muhammad, was a Christ. It will present the new “Christ” which will be what the bible calls the “anti-Christ”. Because of this delusion he will be widely accepted. There is a way out, trusting in Jesus is the way out. However the world is being groomed for the anti-Christ now. The explanation for millions of missing people that leave in the rapture might go along the lines of extraterrestrials to a massive jump in human consciousness. The jump in human consciousness explains that those that opposed the new age of enlightenment will be “taken out of the way”.
They are preparing for the removal of the real Christ and the substitution of their counterfeit.
the world is being prepared for the anti christ
2 Thessalonians 2:10-13 (King James Version)
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because
they received not the love of the truth
that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them
that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
King James Version (KJV)
Find the truth, reach out to God by trusting him you won’t be disappointed.
Jeremiah 29:12-14 (King James Version)
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.