September 21, 2012
Why I Believe Jesus Will Return in My Lifetime

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  1. Why do we ask human beings? Why don’t we just ask Jesus? The almighty created the universe by wishing it so, but can’t speak? Really? I will ask him. I’ll let you know what he says. I mean, how obnoxiously arrogant would a human be to claim they know the mind of God when the Bible indisputably claims that impossible!

  2. The scripture in the New Testament says that ‘no man knoweth the day nor the hour’ yet there is a scripture in the Old Testament that practically pinpoints the year! It’s the scripture that says the generation that witnesses the blossoming of the fig tree will not pass away until these things come to pass”. The ‘fig tree’ is Israel and Israel became a nation in 1948 – Israel is now 65 years old. If we are to believe that a generation according to this scripture is 70 years, then 70 years would be up in 2018 – but Jesus could still return before then!

  3. There is something else that We Christians have to aware of: The rapture, we will join Christ in the air, on his way down to the Mount Of Olives. Then Christ, And True Christians, living or dead, will RULE with Christ!! This is what the Bible says. Get the Book called: “The Devine Secret”

  4. All this is pretty overwhelming for me trying to understand. Are all those going to happen before or after rapture? Are all Christians will be raptured, meaning no one will be left behind for instance weak or backslidden Christians? Please help me understand this. Thank you.

    • These events happen before the rapture. The rapture takes place after the tribulation at the second coming of Jesus Christ according to Matthew 24:29-31. Those Christians who are backslidden will not be in the rapture. The Bible does not teach that we are once saved always saved. If you have any questions about this feel free to email me at avandagriff@endtime.com. God bless.

  5. I understand that when prophecy of Holy Scriptures comes to pass…the world does’nt recognize it.seems gradual and silent..then suddenly they are caught unaware when the highlight of God’s major plan has come.
    Like the coming of Christ…people know the prophecy but did not recognize it…only to whom God reveals it…
    The prophecy of Christ’s death,burial and resurrection:even the apostles heard it but never fully understnd until
    afterward…when it was fulfilled and God opened their understndng.
    The prophecy of prophet joel about God’s outpouring of the Holy Ghost until after 120 in the upper room received it and Peter declared that”this is that the prophet joel has spoken…in the last days i will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh…”this prophecy is being fulfilled now..but being still in these last days…people dont recognize it is happening.
    I believe that it is crucial to watch and pray…as the Lord Jesus instructed us…So we understnd and to have wisdom in all that we do..setting priorities right…and never soon shaken when bad situation comes but be hopeful for our redemption draws closer.
    Only the holy men of God, his saints that watches and whose expectations are of God…only those who are patiently waiting are privileged enough to understnd the times and seasons.what is most important is God’s revelation. I thank God for these ministers who are into understnding prophecy..for the equipping of the saints.

  6. Aaahhh there are no coincidences……God laid out the timeline in Daniel’s book…….and here we are getting to live it out live and in person……..scary but awesome to see whats taking place…..

  7. Except for chenobyl and saddams case fulfilling Rev 8:11 and Rev.9:2 like you implore which i disagree, i think we indeed have come so close to the eleventh hour. Matt. 24 Mark 13 are indeed more than half fulfilled. We are almost leaving out the period of the birth pangs.

    • I agree with the birth pangs which is now. In the letter to Thyatira we see to them that overcome are given a rod of Iron. The only other place this is mentioned is revelation 12. This is not a poetic way of retelling Jesus’ birth, I believe it speaks of a generation that would come out of the church. They would radically change how we viewed Church and politics, but they will be taken up because the devil will try to devour them before they can mature.

  8. Many fail to recognize that the Bible actually discloses the “general time frame” of our Lord’s 2nd advent. Albeit Jesus said that “of that day and hour knoweth no man” (Matthew 24:36), nevertheless He did NOT say we would not be able to possess some knowledge of when He would return. Peter wrote to remind us to be mindful of what the holy prophets wrote about “the last days” and the “promise of His coming” (II Peter 3), wherein he advises that as we read their writings, and therein refer to a “day,” it is meant to imply a period of 1,000 years (II Peter 3:8). As we read the writings of the prophet Hosea and that which he wrote about these things, we find these important facts regarding the “time” which must elapse between our Lord’s ascension and His return: (see Hosea 5:14 – 6:2,KJV)
    “I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.” (This refers the ‘offence’ of Israel’s slaying of Christ Jesus & of their eventual nationwide realization of this wicked deed: a point in time which is to soon come.) These are the words which the inhabitants of Israel will cry out to God when that prophesied time of great persecution will befall them in these “last days”:
    “Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.” (And then Hosea advises us of the “general time frame” in which this event will occur):
    “After two days (2,000 years) will he revive us: in the third day (during which we presently live) he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.”
    Although we presently are living “in the third day” (that 3rd millennium since our Lord’s ascension), and acknowledging that there is yet to come God’s judgment of ‘gross spiritual blindness’ (the ‘great falling away,’ or ‘strong delusion) upon all of the unrepentant Gentile inhabitants of the earth, after which the ‘man of sin, the son of perdition’ shall be revealed, we MUST AWAKEN out of our complacency and warn out fellow men of the ever-decreasing time remaining for them to repent. Time is of the essence!!!

  9. These interpretations are interesting but the more you put Revelation in its literary context, the harder it is to read them in these ways. Some of the interpretations, such as the Saddam Hussein and Chernobyl prophecy, are grossly vaque and really can’t be proven. I want to believe in Futurism but it’s hard to read the scripture eschatologically in that way, especially since all 1st century Christians thought Christ would return in their lifetime.

    • u need to take a closer look my friend at 2nd trumpet and the 5th and 6th there is no way around this when u look at all the history of 3rd and 4th trumpet it is very clear where the church is at this point all we can do is keep the light burning 4 soon we will be very clear on this matter but many people will die all need to stay alert stay on the wall thank u endtime 4 all u do

    • A lot of the early Christians did believe that, but Paul tried to correct it. The Thessalonica church was teaching that Christ would come back at anytime. Paul correct this teaching, and then went on to tell us when He would come back: after a great falling away, and after the man of sin, the antichrist, was revealed. 2 Thessalonians 2. God bless.

  10. In matthew it says the gospel will travel around the world preached to all the nations before the end. 3/3/2013 the history channel is doing the bible as never done before. the whole bible done front to back excellently like watching the lord of the rings movie. it will run for 13 weeks don’t miss it but we are very near to the end! and a new beginning!!!

  11. Quick question – and maybe because I have a short attention span, but where does this prophesy place the U.S. in all of this? We vetoed the UN, do you believe we will continue to stay on the side of Israel? I hope so.

    • We tend to believe that we will side with Israel. There is a depiction of two wings of a great eagle carrying Israel off to her place for protection during the great tribulation. God bless.

  12. In a way, Jesus comes in every lifetime, because were our life to end today, Scripture says that death is but a sleep (John 11:11-14), and when Jesus resurrects his people at his Second Coming, it will seem but the blinking of an eye since we “fell asleep.”
    But having said that, I believe in studying the prophecies to recognize the signs His soon return.

    All prophecies given to Israel were conditional on their accepting Jesus and following him. All the symbols of their rituals pointed to Christ’s coming to die on the Cross. When Israel as a nation refused to acknowledge him, all Christians (Christ followers) became the spiritual Israel and heirs to the promise. All the prophecies pertaining to the literal Israel were given to the spiritual Israel, and all references to geographical events became symbolic.

    For example, the drying up of the Euphrates has a much greater meaning. If we study the Old Testament, the indestructible city of Babylon was finally captured by Cyrus (Persia), who with his army invaded Babylon at night by secretly “drying up” the Euphrates. The only weak point to the fortified city was through the river that ran through it through an opening in the city walls. Cyrus’ army diverted the course of the flow of this river and walked into the city through the dry or empty river bed.

    When in the end of time the river Euphrates dries up, it’s referring to the fact that the support that Babylon (which in prophecy refers to the seat of the Beast, the 666, etc.) had amassed will dry up and she will fall.

    The study of prophecy is so fascinating, and there is so much to discover, but I think we should live our lives in such a way that were Jesus to come today, we would be overjoyed to see Him.

  13. We are in the generation of the fig tree..we will see all prophecies fulfilled in our generation..which began in 1948, when Israel became a nation. It is written.

  14. Does a person care if one country can produce 200 million men to fight against them when you are faced with battle? No, you do not care if it is one country that produces the men or 50 countries that total up the men. The bullet will hurt no matter what country fired it. We should not assume it is one country that will produce this many people. I think the bible states something like the whole world will gather to fight against Israel.

  15. Concerning the China war…does the Bible mention who will be killed? Are there any passages to study concerning this? How many people live in China and how many in the Us? Just trying to figure this out. Thank you.

      • Deborah, there about 300million in the u.s. and I believe over 300million in china. and I havent seen any passages that state who will live and who will live but, in my opinion those who truly believe should have know worries for you will be raptured and if you arent pray that your killed quickly for if you are not it will be horrific to live in that time .just my opinion.

    • The Bible does not specifically refer to this as the China war but it is likely that China will be a key player. The passage is found in Revelation 9:13-21.

      • Given China’s current military size (which is signifigantly lower than their capabilities, and is actually barely any larger than the Bush-era U.S. military, at least at present), it would take an International effort to produce an army of that size. For China to muster an army that size on their own would not be impossible, but it would take time. A lot of time. Though… when I say it would take an International effort, the number of nations that would have to be involved is not that large at all. Russia, China, North Korea and Iran could muster that by themselves, and if Egypt and Libya (with their recently enacted Anti-Israel gvernments) threw in a few Brigades it would be even easier. For the moment, China and North Korea have both been notably silent on most Middle Eastern affairs, but if they were to take a sudden interest, that would be a red flag.

  16. You will see me a lot on here !!, This ministry is an everyday experence for me and my family and I seek to promote every heartbeat of it ! And that Heartbeat is the core of all that you see as you turn on Irvin on politics and religeon , or read his magizine, or catch him coast to coast , What a mighty outpouring of knowlege we have in this hour , and what a dedicated ministry we have to share this with us !!Merry Christmas and a very happy new year !!What an exciting time to be alive!! I can just emagine what 2013 will hold for Endtime Ministries and those who love this ministry…..

  17. I just thought that I knew the Bible, Especially Revelation, Until I learned about Endtime Ministries,with Irvin Baxter , I recieved the 14 DVD’s and for once after going through those 14 DVD’s I felt as if I really knew what the Word Of God was really saying to me and to this world !! Because of the vast knowledge that God has given Irvin Baxter, and the Inspiritation in which Irvin presents the Bible as a whole has been the Greatest blessing in my life aside of when I gave my heart to Jesus and made Him Lord of my Life. There was a profound transformation that came to our home after veiwing those 14 DVD’s My 22 year old was so touched by God that she took everything that she thought was not pleasing to God , reading material,. DVD’s of anything that would make a lie or hinder her walk with Jesus and burned them as they did in the new testement. We have a deeper knowledge of Gods word than ever before…and definatly a deeper walk with Jesus!!Thanks to Jesus for sending Irvin Baxter and the whole endtime family our way.. Thank you Irvin and Judy and the whole endtime family…

  18. Because all the predictions say so. And Jesus came in person to me and healed the torn cartilage in my knee 20 years ago. How can I not believe when he picked me up & held me in his arms. Pray in the spirit and he will answer.

  19. what is the differenc between the 7th trumpet and the “trump of God?? Every where else it says trumpet except where it says “the trump of God” Why?

  20. studying the bible for 30 years and your the closest to what has been revield to me yet .hilton sutton got some jack van impie some but what good is memoizeing scripture if its spiritually decerned . you do realize Soloman woke up one day totally different than he was the day before.howd that happen the spirit my my my l
    Lord my God .here i am send me.

    • 1 Thessalonians: 5 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.

  21. What about the 4 blood moons predicted by NASA starting on passover April 15, 2014. There will be 4 of them through Oct. 15th I believe and it will be the last ones for a long, long time. Other notable blood moons, 1492 when jews were brought out of the Spanish Inquisition to a new and free land (America), 1948, we all know what that is and also 1967. Three amazing events. You call it coincidence……I don’t and the Bible says there will be signs in the moon and the stars. Come Lord, come!!!!

  22. Hello first I would like to thank you for bring this to my attend,I really do believe in every thing that is write here and would love to recieve more e-mails from you ,again Thank you

  23. I’d like to share this article, but it appears that it hasn’t been updated since 2001. For example: “The new money of Europe, the euro, has been in use for over two years. Millions of euros are traded every day. And yet to this point, physical euros do not exist. All transactions have been electronic – cashless! Euro notes and coins will be introduced in January 2002.” Thanks – Appreciate your ministry.

  24. I never have heard you talk about the 144 thousand young Jewish people who will be witnesses in the last days? Will you please talk about that sometime?

    • How close to the mark of the beast are we and what should be aware of as it nears the beginning of the mark of the beast?

      • The mark of the beast will be implemented when the Antichrist is in power. We are still at least 3 1/2 years away from this time. So there is still some time until the mark of the beast begins.

  25. The Bible says that knowledge will increase and that the Gospel of Jesus will be preached throughout the whole world. The internet, more than anything else, is making both possible. My favorite reason for waking up in the morning these days is to check the current events to see which prophecies are beling fulfilled next. It is an exciting time for believers to be alive. Thank you for sharing with us.

  26. Tis the season! Yet finding someone that is preparing is not easy. Jesus likens what’s coming to a snare. Few people really know how that works now days. We are told what’s coming and where to prepare to flee to when the call is heard. Still who is prepared? All signs point to the mark of the beast being triggered in the next global crisis. This could be this week month or year. Once it’s triggered Christians could need to sustain for many years without buying or selling. Families becoming sustainable takes tons of time and practice. Doing it in the US is impossible without breaking many laws. We hope families that read this will join us in our ARCs in Belize known as Biospharms. We are helping Christian families get affordable retreats for Christians where all they need is grown right on there own small farm. Please look up Biospharms today and help us build a strong Christ centered community dedicated to not getting the mark.
    God bless

    • Father will take care of His own. He will give you a way out. He gave manna and quail to His people in the wilderness. Some of us are supposed to be delivered up to the antichrist so that the Holy Spirit can speak through you. Father knows how many hairs are on your head. He has the plan in the word. He will gather us together and show us the way. Just trust Him.

  27. We can’t avoid the end of times. It’s coming whether we like it or not. The Bible has everything we need to know about what is going on and going to happen and no one can stop it. The Lord says to endure, encourage one another, study, love, pray and watch. Get saved and baptized. The time will come when the good Lord is ready!! Repent for the kingdom of Heaven is near. God Bless us all and help us Lord. Pray for Israel pray for the u.s. Pray for everyone. Amen Thank you Jesus for everything you do for us!!!

  28. As earlier stated in a reply, I’m merely curious-not mocking anyone. I take it most feel these prophecies
    will come to pass soon. By “soon” is that next Sunday (I hope not, it’ll mess up the football schedule) next year, ten years? Anyone care to venture a guess?

      • Frankly,David, I didn’t understand that business about trumpet feasts, new moons and so forth. but take your word for it. Problem is, I don’t plan on retiring untill some time after your projected date, so would you advise cashing in my 401K retirement funds while I can still use the money?

        • Marc,

          We do not offer financial advice at Endtime. We focus on Bible prophecy and other biblical topics, as you are aware. I know the question is directed at David, but I wanted to make it clear that his response is not associated with Endtime Ministries. We encourage you to seek advice from a financial counselor. Thanks for interacting on our site, Marc!

          God Bless,

          -Vince

          • You’re welcome Vince. David’s response to my question appeared rather certain the pending end time’s scenario would play out in eleven years, which raised my curiosity. If he actually believed that did he also consider practical issues such as 401K’s, etc? On the same subject, with all due respect, sir, if the end time is looming why should I go to the trouble of hiring a financial counselor?

          • Marc, that is a good question for David — I am interested to see his thoughts. My reply was simply to make you aware that you were seeking advice from someone that wasn’t a representative of Endtime Ministries. Thanks for being a regular on our site! God Bless.

  29. I do believe his return is soon. I do have a question when we get to heaven will we know each other? This scares me to pieces not knowing. I have kids and just the thought of not knowing them scares me. I know our focus should be on our Lord. But as a mom that is hard to to take in the thought of not knowing ur on children. This is what keeps from being excited about his return is not knowing. Please any answers would be so great! Thanks so much.

    • 1 Corinthians 13:12 teaches us that we see through a glass darkly now but when we see God face to face we will know even as we are known. So with this knowledge we will still know people and who they were in our lives. Will we maintain the same relationship with them? No. In Matthew 22 Jesus deals with a question concerning marriage and the resurrection. If a woman had been the wife to seven men while alive, whose wife would she be in the resurrection? Jesus explains that the relationship would not exist but that they would be as the angels of God. So will you know your children? Yes, but you will not maintain your position as their mother.

  30. My heart is heavy about all pending prophesies yet to come and pray that Gods presence lead me daily.

    Thank you very much for your up-dates and highly cherish your project.

  31. I do believe we are living in the end times!! My prayer is for us as Christians to repent and return to serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with all our heart and soul!!

  32. I am so greatful for this website… I get home, and can’t wait to see what else I can learn today. I too, love prophecy, and am so amazed at how asleep people are, and how much they just want to believe that it’s all symbolic nonsense. We are on the verge of a major GOD wake-up call. Life as we know it, GONE VERY SOON.

    • It’s comforting to know then, michelle, assuming we’ll be gone soon,I won’t have to make mortgage payments, pay the IRS taxes or visit the dentist. What a relief!

      • Marc,
        thats an excellent point. I really needed that light-hearted outlook. I’ve continually rushed home to read all the numerous posts and updated prophecy news, and I’m fighting the overwhelming anger in my heart. I know with my Christian mind, all this must come to pass for the return or our savior. I will continue to pray, but I’m wondering if anyone else is super mad about the state of our country.

        • get educated watch you tube Fall of the Republic, & Terror Storm Alex Jones, & 911 Confronting Evidence,& Vatican secrets exposed, Core of Corruption, just to name a few. God Bless Brother. It won’t be long now!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. There’s a new ‘religion’ coming up integrating Christianity and islam, calling ‘chrislam. If this gains momentum, technically, that could be the meaning of ‘the falling away of the Church’. That also could be how some of us would be martyred because obviously, as Christians, we cant partake in islam. Just a theory. I was reading Padre Pio’s letters on the 3 days of darkness and Jesus told him a lot if us would be martyed

  34. Amen!! hallelluyah!! Glory to you only Lord!! Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God!! Romans 10:17. I know faith is the substance of things hoped for, thr evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1. Amen Hallelluyah glory to you only Lord!!

  35. It’s nonsense. Anyone can read anything into what they want to believe, like reading tea leaves or Tarot
    cards. In other words, don’t hold your breath.

    • Marc,
      If you’re so sure it’s all nonsense, then why do you take the time to come to this site, read the posts, only to mock people? I’m sure there are Obama sites that you might feel more comfortable on. Or maybe, something inside you seeks real truth.

      • If anything it’s curiosity, Michelle. We’re no longer in the Dark Ages and I’m amazed that some actually still believe this stuff. Locusts are really helicopters someone supposedly saw in a vision? C’mon, give me break!

        • Obviously you consider yourself the smartest person in the room. Unfortuately for you, Christ will simply withhold the truth from you, and let you perish, if you continue with to mock him and his believers. Hopefully your curiosity will help you to actually open the bible up, read some of his teachings, and then he will show you some light. Otherwise you’ll be left in darkness. For the record, not everyone believes the locusts of revelations are helicopters. That’s just one small piece of the puzzle, but I’m sure you will find many to dispute, taken out of context.

          • I’m confused, Michelle. First you liked my “light-hearted” approach, now you’re back on my case for mockery. Worse, now you’ve somehow managed to get Christ sore at me with dire consequences if I don’t shape up. You’ve simply got to lighten up. Look. next time you text Christ (or however you communicate), let him know I’m just having a little fun.

  36. I believe that Yeshua (Jesus) will return at the last trumpet; referring to the Feast of Trumpets, on September 17th 2023. That means the begining of the seven years ( 70th week of Daniel) will begin on the Feast of Trumpets September 3 2016, at the end of Obama’s second term. By the way, the Feast of Trumpets is the only feast that falls on a new moon, which in the time of Yeshua could not be calculated. They had to watch and wait for the crest to appear, therefore no one could know the day or the hour. Something else that is interesting, the Feast of Trumpets is also the Jewish civil new year; Rosh Hashanah.

  37. I have the previledge to watch your videos at a friends house I’m 45 years old and have studied bible prophesy since I was a teenager and had the priviledge to be taught by a great prophet to me his name was James Bowen who has gone on to be with the Lord and everything he taught me and eveything you teach is about the same so keep teaching and pray for me so soon I can pass my knowledge to others to…God Bless

  38. It is SO amazing how the average person doesn’t take into consideration world events and how The Bible correlates with our lives as prophesy continues unfold — as it is written, when you seek you find — and so much is transpiring SO fast! I have read The Book and am now watching The Movie (prophesy unfolding before my very eyes) — the nonbelievers can’t see the movie because they are choose not to believe — exciting times we are living in as Believers — prayers for those who continue to be blind and are lost …..

  39. Everything sounds right on, but I question your interpretation of the army of 200B being connected to China. It would seem to me that all end time plans involve Israel and her enemies. If this trend continues .. it would appear to me, that this “army” relates to the army of radical Islam. If Iran completes it’s weapons grade nuclear power, this could result in the End-Time war. ???

    • Islam could very well make up the army mentioned in Revelation 9. The reason we believe China is the more likely candidate is because they are united, strong militarily, and we have no clear mentioning of them in the Bible. It is strange that such a large nation is not depicted playing any role in the end times. So it is possible that they are wiped out during this war. Like I said we are not sure who will make up the army but we believe China is the likely candidate.

      • I agree with Marcia. Look at what is going on in the Middle East today. There are some Muslims who are attempting to unite all Muslims under a caliphate. If they accomplish that, they would have no problem with a 200-million-man army. All facets of Islam hate Israel and want to wipe them off the map. I believe they would unite to accomplish that purpose. The Bible names all the nations that Jesus would be going to war against. They are all Middle East Muslim nations.

  40. I’m convinced…. I’ve seen how God fulfills every part of His word, personally, corporately and universally; in the past as well as in the present. God is not going to stop fulfilling His word until all of it has been completed. To me now, the most important thing for us to do is to help get the gospel out to all who will hear because our redemption is drawing near. PRAISE THE LORD!

  41. Been waiting for an article like this to share with others.
    Thank you and God Bless your Ministry

    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.
    Psalm 122:6

    • yes but no need to even read the book…go to youtube and type in “Sid Roth and Jonathan Cahn
      the harbinger”…and “Sid Roth and Jonathan Cahn the warning” ( they are parts 1 and 2)
      fascinating what Jonathan has to say.

  42. Have been following you for 30+ years and it is true more and more we ARE see things unfolding,,, TRULY YOU ARE THE WATCHMAN ON THE WALL. GET READY PEOPLE WE ARE GOING TO SEE THIS ALL IN OUR LIFE TIME!
    STILL A BELIEVER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.

  43. Revelation 3:10 “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell up”on the earth.”

    This is speaking of the rapture. We are still in the church age as God’s church is still here on the earth. The antichrist cannot take power on the earth while those with the spiritual authority still are here and have dominion.

    2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”

    Chapter 2 speaks much of how the antichrist will reveal himself but consider this: how can he reveal himself while the church is yet here and not be exposed for the liar he is? He’d be done for. The tribulation only lasts for 3 1/2 years and the 144,000 are the only believers left on the earth. We won’t be here for the tribulation. As I do applaud your findings and studies and I do not disagree with the correlation, I will say the rapture has yet to take place.

    • John was addressing issues that these churches were facing and trying to instruct them. The words spoken in Revelation 3:10 pertained to the church of Philadelphia. If the argument still remains that this is for the church today then we also must consider Revelation 2:10 which says, “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Also it may be a bit of a stretch to say the hour of temptation is the same thing as the 3 ½ year tribulation.

      2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 clearly shows us that the day of the second coming and of our gathering together unto Him cannot happen until there is a falling away first and the man of sin, the son of perdition is revealed. Paul clearly tells us that the church will be here when the Antichrist is on the earth. We also find that the Antichrist wars against the saints in Daniel 7:25 and Revelation 13:7. Revelation 11 also shows us that the two witnesses will be on the earth during the tribulation. Revelation 20:4-6 shows us people who died in the tribulation but tells us that they were the first resurrection. If they are the first resurrection, how could there have been a resurrection years prior? There could not be or the Bible would be incorrect.

  44. I have just discovered the answer to my question about pre-trib or post-trib rapture. Another question: Do you think the Feast Days of the Lord in the Old testament reflect the coming of the Lord at some future Feast of Trumpets?

    Thanks
    Doug

    • Hi Doug,
      I believe that the feasts are the prophetic time clock. For example: Yeshua (Jesus) fulfilled the feast of Passover to the day and hour. Israel is commanded to bring the Passover lamb into their houses on the tenth of Abib, Yeshua made his entry into Jerusalem on the tenth. The lamb was to be examined for flaws, Yeshua was judged and no guilt was found. The lamb was to be slaughtered at twilite ( traditionally 3pm) Yeshua died at 3pm. Then the feast was First Fruits was the next Sunday when the priest offered a wave offering to Yah (God), the first of the barley before it could be harvested. Yeshua rose and presented Himself to the Father on Sunday.

    • This is not something that we have thoroughly studied. It is a possibility but the scriptures themselves give enough clear indications concerning the timing of the rapture. This is something that we will look into at some point but right now I cannot give you a certain answer.

  45. In Rev where it speaks of the beast rising out of the sea with a wound on his head that’s been healed, does that not sound like what happened to Osama Bin Laden? Buried at sea…shot in the head. Is this speaking of the Anti-Christ?

    • The last Muslim caliphate (the Ottoman Empire) was demolished, I think, in WWI (deadly wound). Sometimes the Bible uses “sea” to refer to a lot of people. If Mulims (a lot of people) form another caliphate, that could represent the deadly wound healed.

    • The beast rising out of the sea is referring to the kingdom that the Antichrist will rule over, not the Antichrist himself. The Antichrist is later depicted as the beast but in the very beginning of chapter 13 it is referring to the world government kingdom. As a result the deadly wound does not seem to refer to the Antichrist or to Osama Bin Laden.

  46. When Noah said a flood was coming and it started raining from the sky, which it never had before, people probably said…. Its coincidence… then, they died. Moses told Pharoh over and over again let my people go or God will bring terrible plagues to Egypt and everytime something happened Pharoh thought… its coincidence until his and all of Egypts firstborn sons were killed. Over and over again in The Bible The Lird clearly states what he is going to do. He gives us clues and signs. Even now God is the same he does not change. The LORD told us what was going to happen and now it IS happening. You can choose to ignore it and think it is just coincidence… but always remember the consequences throughout history of that decision. I myself would rather be safe than sorry. Praise God for ministries like Endtime and Irvan Baxter who are educating people and getting the word out there. I pray that we can all do our part in passing the word on and encouraging others to get educated and read the Bible themselves. Dont just go on what you’ve always heard. Open it up and study it for yourself people… Its right there for anyone willing to hear and recieve Gods message.

  47. To the unspiritual prophetic occurrences are coincidental, but nothing including unbelief stops God from doing what He says he would. We have no choice but to tremble at His word and live in obedience and love of Him because our salvation is closer than when we first began

  48. The world is moving at such a fast pace, it is too bad people won’t slow down to look at what is going on around them or some just don’t want too. I thank God For you, Bro. Baxter for through your ministries you have opened the eyes of many including mine! Thank God he has people willing to preach, teach and speak the truth! God Bless You!

  49. ok i njoy ur program,but let me start by asking u this.i believe Jesus will come back at the last trumpet but my thing is this why do pastors always say that we will be taken out here before then,what makes this generation so special i believe jesus will come back but i dont believe we will b raptured before the last trumpet what do u think….

    • You’re right Clinton. The whole ‘rapture’ teaching is wrong. The ‘rapture’ takes place at the 2nd Coming. We will go out to meet Jesus and escort Him back to the throne. You can see a preview of this when Jesus rode into Jerusalem that last Passover. He descended the Mount of Olives accompanied by His disciples and the crowds went out of the city to meet them and they all processed into Jerusalem. Jesus will come when we’ve made all the nations His disciiples and put His enemies under His feet. God demonstrated it all in Israel’s journey to and possession of the Promised Land. Jesus’ return depends on the Church getting it’s act together and doing what we were told to do. It can be done! and it will happen quickly

  50. I have long believed in everything Mr. Baxtar is teaching, but my knowledge was limited so it was hard for me to explain certain things so thank you for everything. I have a question do you think that the dragon could be China( from the book of Daniel) and the one being taken out of the way (could be the USA). I believe the US will lose all power as the greatest nation on on earth and China will be the next power to rule. Yes, I do believe we are in the last days. Jesus is coming soon, very soon!!

    • The dragon is defined for us in scripture. Revelation 12:9 and Revelation 20:2 reveal to us that the dragon is Satan. Referring to the one being taken out of the way, there is no indication that this would refer to the United States. If the symbols stay consistent in Bible prophecy it can’t be the United States because we find it symbolized in Revelation 12:14 which is at the time of the tribulation.

  51. I have been thinking hard about this fourth trumpet and it seems that Irvin Baxter has mentioned the idea of time speeding up. The great time markers in history have been the sun for day, the moon for night and months, and the stars for seasons and years (Rev 8-12). Our lives in modern society has been speeded up by the addition of the internet. Never before have we been able to do research so fast, trade/purchase so fast, and communicate so fast as we can now. Third trumpet: chernobyl 4-26-1986, fifth trumpet: Kuwait’s oil wells set fire 1-22-1991, and now maybe the fouth trumpet between the two: November 1989 the first customer logs onto the first ISP (internet service provider). Guess what the name of the isp is? The World. Now the common man or woman can send a letter at almost the speed of light, shop online for a toy they remembered from thier childhood, do research that used to involve a car and a libruary, trade stocks, get news, watch the doppler radar, search the scriptures, and discuss prophetic news. Jesus is coming soon, morning or night or noon. Many will meet thier doom.Trumpets will sound. Christians awake.

  52. As believers and disciples, we are able to prepare ourselves for Our Lord and King’s second coming, by watching these prophesies being fulfilled one by one and live according to His word. I feel that everyday the Lord and His Holy Spirit speaks to me directly as I walk with Him. He talks to me clearer than ever before. “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” The Lord will reveal everything to the believers if they ask Him. Thank you to Mr. Baxter, that you open your ears to revelation of His second coming to be blessing to other believers.

  53. I believe these wonderful revelations and i thank God for the life of Irvin Baxter, he is such a blessing to the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ.

  54. While I appreciate all the prophecies that have already been fulfilled, I can’t help but realize that our God is very precise. The Jewish calendar has human history at 5773. A day is as a thousand years. The rapture is a mystery; however, His coming to actually reign on the earth would probably be closer to the year 6000. In the same way that there may be a gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, there may be a gap between the “rapture” of the church and our actually coming back with Him…I am NOT sure…I would love to hear your thoughts on this as well…Thank you, Chris Shorter