WHY THE WORLD
WON'T END UNTIL
AT LEAST 2024
BY BILL SALUS
FROM JEWISH VOICE TODAY MAGAZINE - JAN/FEB 2013
MY ANSWERS - KEITH HUNT
Astute Bible prophecy believers weren't surprised when they woke up on December 22, 2012, and discovered that the Mayan Mesoamerican Long Count calendar was inaccurate. All the hype about the end of the world occurring on December 21, 2012, was baseless to them because they recognized that this present world wouldn't end until seven-years of tribulation passed upon the earth. The seven-year "Tribulation Period" as it is commonly referred to in many Christian circles, is a major eschatological theme in the Bible. Other associated biblical tags for this period are "Daniel's Seventieth Week," "The Day of the Lord," "The Time of Jacob's Trouble;" and several more. According to Daniel 9:26-27, this period commences when the Antichrist confirms a seven-year covenant with "many," including the nation of Israel. We recognize Israel's participation in this treaty from Isaiah 28:15 and 18, and Daniel 9:24.
ANSWER: THE JEWISH-CHRISTIANS GO ALONG WITH THE FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIANS IS THE WRONG UNDERSTANDING OF DANIEL 9: 26-27. THERE IS NO SEVEN TRIBULATION YEARS MENTIONED IN END TIME BIBLE PROPHECY. THE BOOK OF REVELATION GIVES 42 MONTHS, 1260 DAYS, AND A TIME, TIMES, AND HALF A TIME. THE CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF DAN.9:26-27 WAS UNDERSTOOD BY THE OLD FUNDAMENTAL BIBLE COMMENTATORS LIKE MATTHEW HENRY, ALBERT BANES, ADAM CLARKE. THE CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF DANIEL 9 CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE "PROPHECY" SECTION ON MY WEBSITE.
Isaiah's verses inform us that Israel at the time is extremely concerned with some "overflowing scourge" that is sweeping through the world. The Israeli leadership believes that partaking of this future treaty which Isaiah calls a "covenant with death," enables the Jewish State to avert destruction. Daniel 9:24 clarifies that seventy weeks are determined for the Jews and the holy city of Jerusalem to accomplish seven important spiritual feats.
ANSWER: THE WRITER DOES NOT UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY THE BOOK OF ISAIAH OR DANIEL 9. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS ON MY WEBSITE.
There are many portions of Scripture that split this seven-year period of tribulation into two parts. It is commonly taught among Bible prophecy teachers that the first three-and-one-half years present Israel with a period of peace, but that peace is abruptly interrupted at the mid-point when the Antichrist enters into the coming third Jewish temple, and fufills the Daniel 11:31 and 12:11
prophecies Yeshua warned about in Matthew 24:15.
ANSWER: THERE WILL BE NO TEMPLE BUILT IN JERUSALEM UNTIL THE MESSIAH COMES. ORTHODOX JEWS TEACH ONLY THE MESSIAH CAN BUILD THE NEXT TEMPLE. THE WRITER DOES NOT UNDERSTAND MATTHEW 24:15 CORRECTLY. ALL FULLY EXPLAINED IN DEPTH ON MY WEBSITE.
This abominable act of the Antichrist is commonly called the "Abomination of Desolation." From that point forward, the Antichrist attempts a final genocide of the Jews during the last three-and-one-half years of tribulation, which is often referred to as the "Great Tribulation" period. During the Great Tribulation, Zechariah 13:8-9 warns that two-thirds of the Israelis will be killed, but fortunately the other third still survive and become a faithful, believing remnant.
ANSWER: THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION IS INTERPRETED FOR US [THE BIBLE INTERPRETS THE BIBLE] IN LUKE 21.... JERUSALEM SURROUNDED BY ARMIES AND HER DESOLATION WILL COME. THE WRITER DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHO ALL OF THE ISRAEL PEOPLES ARE. IT IS TRUE BIBLE PROPHECY TELLS US 2/3 OF ALL ISRAEL WILL DIE, THE REMAINING THIRD SCATTERED IN NATIONS OF THE WEST, AND A SWORD COMES AFTER THEM ALSO; ONLY 1/10 OF ISRAELITES WILL REMAIN ALIVE AT THE COMING ON CHRIST; ALL ON MY WEBSITE IN DETAIL.
The glaring point of all this mind-boggling prophetic information is that the Antichrist has not confirmed this seven-year covenant with Israel yet. Therefore, the end of this present world can't come for at least seven more years. In fact, I explain in my book Revelation Road, Hope Beyond the Horizon why there is probably a minimum of eleven-and-one-half years remaining on the End Time's clock. Below is a quote from the pertinent section of Revelation Road, but first here is an important preface.
ANSWER: THERE IS NO 7 YEAR COVENANT TO EVER COME IN ANY FORM. IT IS A MISS-UNDERSTANDING OF DANIEL 9. THE TRUTH OF DANIEL 9 IS ON MY WEBSITE.
[EZEKIEL 38-39 GOG OF MAGOG INVASION PROBABLY A PRE-TRIBULATION EVENT]
ANSWER: THE WRITER AND MOST FUNDAMENTAL PROTESTANT PROPHETS HAVE EZEKIEL 38-39 IN THE WRONG PLACE. THAT TWO CHAPTER PROPHECY IS FOR AFTER THE MESSIAH CHRIST HAS RETURNED. AGAIN FULLY EXPOUNDED ON MY WEBSITE.
In fifty-two highly descriptive passages, the prophet Ezekiel predicts that nine populations named Gomer, Meshechj Tubal, Persia, Magog, Togarmah, Put, Libya, and Cush will invade Israel in the "latter years." The general consensus among many End Times experts today is that these ancient populations identify the modern-day countries of Russia and its Southern Steppes, along with Turkey, Iran, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Somalia. This is a prophecy that many Bible prophecy teachers are expecting to find final fulfillment in the near future.
ANSWER: IT WILL NOT HAPPEN IN THE NEAR FUTURE OR ANY TIME BEFORE JESUS COMES AGAIN. IT WILL HAPPEN AFTER CHRIST HAS RETURNED. AGAIN EXPOUNDED IN DETAIL ON MY WEBSITE.
Fortunately, the Lord intervenes on Israels behalf and divinely defeats this formidable Gog of Magog coalition according to Ezekiel 38:18-39:6. Subsequently, the nation of Israel embarks upon a national campaign to harness the energy from the weapons of these defeated enemies. With this in mind, the quote from Revelation Road reads as follows:
"Ezekiel 39:9-10 suggests Israel will possess the know-how to convert the weapons of mass destruction
possessed by the Ezekiel 38 invaders into fuel. Israel appears to utilize these weapons for fuel and energy consumption for a period of seven years. This will be no problem during the peaceful first half of the tribulation, but not likely during the perilous second half, because Jews will be fleeing for their lives, rather than harnessing this energy.
"Therefore, many scholars suggest that Ezekiel 38 must conclude, not commence, no later than three-and-one-half years before the seven-years of tribulation even begins. This allows the Jews seven full years to burn the weapons before they begin fleeing for their lives. Realistically, it will probably take approximately a year to even collect, dismantle, and convert the weapons cache prior to that.
"Here's how this could break down incrementally in real time. Allow about one year for the Ezekiel 38 battle to occur and the weapons to be converted. Remember, assembling a coalition and mobilizing an invasion of the scope described in Ezekiel 38 is no twenty-four hour undertaking. Then consider an additional seven-year span to burn the weapons. And lastly, add in the final fhree-and-one-half years of Great Tribulation, for a total of eleven-and- one-half years.
"If this hypothesis is correct, this means that at least (underscore at least because it's probably going to be longer) from the time the Ezekiel 38 invasion begins until the second coming of Yeshua HaMashiach to set up His kingdom, there will exist approximately eleven-and-one-half years. I could be more technical on the timing, because Daniel 12:11-12 adds an additional seventy-five days to the equation. His infamous 'Seventieth Week' ends, and then the two-and-one-half month interval kicks in, at which time the sheep and goat judgment of Matthew 25:32-4d seemingly takes place."
ANSWER: THIS BATTLE OF EZEK.38 TAKES PLACE AFTER THE MESSIAH HAS RETURNED. IF THE NATIONS MENTIONED WERE TO INVADE THE HOLY LAND BEFORE THE LAST 42 MONTHS OF THIS AGE, THEY WOULD NOT BE DOING IT BY TANKS, TRUCKS, PERSONAL MEN WITH GUNS AND ROCKET LAUNCHERS. THEY WOULD USE ROCKET MISSILES, AIR-PLANES WITH BOMBS. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH "GOOD PRODUCE" IN THE STATE OF ISRAEL TO TRY AND PRESERVE THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ETC. THE LAND ITSELF CAN FIT INTO THE STATE OF FLORIDA ABOUT 4 TIMES. THE ENEMIES OF THE JEWS WOULD JUST DESIRE TO BLOW THEM OF THE FACE OF THE EARTH WITH MASSIVE BOMBS, NOT SOME MASSIVE GROUND FORCE. THE IDEA OF THE JEWS FIGURING A WAY TO USE METAL AS FUEL, FOR 7 YEARS IS A CRAZY DUMB AND RIDICULOUS IDEA OF A MIND-SET THAT IS FROM PLANET PLUTO [WHICH THEY SAY IS NOT A PLANET]. BUT PUT ALL THAT INTO A PICTURE OF A WORLD BLOWN APART BEFORE CHRIST RETURNS [BOOK OF REVELATION] AND HORDES OF CAVE MEN TYPES FINDING/HEARING THE HOLY LAND AND REGATHERED ISRAELITES ARE BOOMING WITH SUPER PLENTY OF PHYSICAL RICHNESS; THEN HORDES OF PEOPLE COMING AS INVADING TO GET THE PHYSICAL RICHNESS, WITH WOODEN SPEARS, BOWS AND ARROWS, WOODEN CLUBS - THEN YOU CAN SEE THE SENSE OF IT ALL, AS TO BURYING THEM FOR 7 MONTHS, AND BURNING ALL THE WOOD FOR 7 YEARS.
HENCE THE JEWISH/CHRISTIANS OF FUNDAMENTAL PROPHECY ARE ALL OUT IN LEFT FIELD, IN UNDERSTANDING PROPHECY. THEY ARE ALL SIMPLY VERY WRONG!
In conclusion, according to the Bible prophecies listed in this article, the present world appears to survive at least until the year 2024! This is not a prediction, but rather an educated prophetic observation.
ANSWER: WELLLL.....YES, ACCORDING TO PROTESTANT FUNDAMENTAL PROPHETS THEIR IDEAS WOULD I GUESS TAKE YOU TO 2014 AT LEAST BEFORE CHRIST RETURNS OR THE END OF THE WORLD. SO PROT. FUNDAMENTAL PROPHETS YOU HAVE SOME WAITING TO DO. AND ACTUALLY YOU'D WAIT FOREVER BECAUSE YOUR IDEAS OF PROPHECY JUST AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.....WAIT ON GUYS, YOU'LL ALL BE DEAD AND BURIED, AND STILL BE WAITING.
BUT YOU READING THIS CAN COME TO KNOW WHAT BIBLE PROPHECY TEACHES; IT'S ALL ON MY WEBSITE UNDER "PROPHECY."