Question / Comment - Is 2030 a significant year concerning the Lord's return?
I am the person who asked about the tribulation period being part of the Church Age. Thank you for your response. I too believe in prettib Rapture. The reason I ask the question is your study on the Tabernacle with the association of Area to years of each period. Under the law 1500 years , outer chamber , Millennium period 1000 years, Holy of Holies . Church age 2000 years , inner Chamber. The Church age started with Christ Death and Resurrection , Passover and First Fruits festival 30AD. Add the 2000 years as indicated by the inner Chamber would put a year of 2030. Which lines up with other info about the UN wanting a world control by 2030. There is another Biblical way to point to 2030 . Jerusalem was named Capitol of Israel in January 23rd 1950. The year 1948 was always thrown out there as the start of the Generation that will see all these things as spoken in Mathew 24. But I believe Jerusalem is the key more than the country, the country had to come first but Jerusalem is Christ’s Love as a city. Psalms 90:10 give a mans age as three score plus ten or 70 but if a man of strength 80. 1950 plus 80, 2030. I am not declaring anything specific about this Year , other than many things point to the completion of events by this year. I have other personnel and historical info that point to the same thing. Not trying to push anything on anybody, just your opinion. I Love the Lord with all my Heart Soul and Mind, as it’s obvious you do.Your website has been a blessing to me.
thanks for your reply. Nice to hear from you again. Concerning the areas of the Tabernacle I obviously do believe that they point to the three dispensations of Law, Grace and Kingdom age and they give an indication of the length of each. But the tabernacle is just looking at the three main dispensations. The end of this age will also have 'Daniel's 70th week' - a 7 year tribulation period, which needs to be included in there as well... somewhere!
Personally, I don't state any particular year for the Lord's return because I don't know... and the Bible isn't written so that we can know. It is specifically written so that we would always be watchful, waiting and expectant. But there are clues as to the general timing as I have pointed out. For example, as well as the tabernacle, I believe there is a clue in the distance that had to be left between the Ark of the Covenant and God's people crossing over the Jordan into the Promised Land. The Ark represents Christ - the very presence of God. The Promised Land, in this example, represents God's Promised Land to believers today - Heaven. You may remember that they had to keep a space of 'about 2000 cubits' between the Ark of the Covenant crossing and their own:
Jos 3:4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before."
Taken in connection with other scriptures, I believe this points to 'about 2000 years' between Jesus going back to Heaven and His people following. But note the 'about'. Again we do not know the exact year - it is 'about'. One of the other connecting scriptures is a key passage in Hosea. This gives another clue I believe concerning the Lord going back 'to His place' and the events that follow:
Hos 5:15-6:3 I will return again to My place Till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me." Come, and let us return to the Lord; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight.
This is consistent with other passages concerning 'the third day' like:
Luke 13:31-32 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, "Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you." (32) He replied, "Go tell that fox, 'I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.'
John 2:1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee.
Looking at the Hosea passage, it speaks of the return of the Lord to Heaven and how Israel is revived after 2 days (2 thousand years) to then live in His presence (the Kingdom age) on the third day. It does seem that the starting point for this is Jesus' ascension into Heaven. Scholars are divided whether this was 30 A.D, 32 or 33 A.D. If we take it as 30 A.D (https://www.gotquestions.org/what-year-did-Jesus-die.html), then 2000 years on is 2030 as you pointed out. The Hosea passage would seem to indicate that Israel is 'revived' around the end of the 2 days (2000 years) - so maybe around 2030 or shortly after (if 30 A.D was ascension year). We know that Israel come back to the Lord as a nation at the end of the tribulation so the 7 year tribulation period would have to be before that point. And there is a likely a gap between the rapture and the start of the tribulation and we don't know how long this is.
So what am I trying to say? I wish I knew! : )
I believe that we are very close to the Lord's return. But I don't look to any one particular year other than knowing we are definitely in the general season and timing for His return. I think if we try get too exact, as many have done in the past, we will more than likely be proved wrong because you can't have an 'exact' prediction based on multiple assumptions. And there are just too many factors that we can't be definitive about in terms of an exact timing. But we are very close and you are certainly right that the UN has plans that it is working to for 2030. And the World Economic Forum (WEF) will be meeting again next year (2021) to further their 'Great Reset' plans for the entire world. Things could well change very quickly and radically. That shouldn't surprise us in the coming years. Even this year, with the global response to Covid (forced lock-downs, churches shut, businesses closed - many for good), has given a glimpse of what they are willing (and even desiring) to do to bring about their plans.
So hold onto your hat and keep looking for the blessed hope! Thanks for writing in again.