Sunday, September 19, 2010

THE FIRST COMING of JESUS WAS PROPHESIED TO THE DAY!

Our God so loves us that He provided us Biblical prophecies in order to understand the times in which we live and to realize that we are now entering the last days.

The religious leaders of Jesus's day, the Pharisees, ignored the ancient prophecies and were not watching for His first coming. 

They were much too comfortable with their earthly, exalted position. They did not necessarily desire the Messiah to come at that time as it would interfere with their role in the religious community.


Had they been watching according to the words of the prophets, they would have known to the exact date, the day of His visitation.

Since they did not, they missed His first coming just as many in the modern day church may miss His second coming.

The majority of the Church and the Church leadership have not heeded the dictates to "watch" and are therefore unaware of the the closeness of His return in these end times.

If the Pharisees had been watching for the prophetic fulfillment of the Scriptures they would have realized that it was the time for the visitation of their Messiah.

The book of Daniel actually provides the timeline for the advent of the Messiah:


 25 "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.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing.

Historically, the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem came in 445 BC on March 14th. The Biblical calender is based on the lunar cycle and has 360 days in a  year. 

From the decree of March 14, 445 BC until the time that the "Anointed One will be cut off" which is referring to the first coming of Jesus, Daniel prophesied it to be an interval of 62 weeks + 7 weeks =69 weeks or a total of 69 seven year periods.

69 weeks x 7 years= 483 years
483 years x 360 days annually=173,880 days

Taking the date of the decree of March 14, 445 BC and adding 173,880 days lands exactly on the date of April 5, 32 AD, the date recognized as when Jesus, as King of Kings, rode into Jerusalem on the donkey fulfilling Zechariah 9:

 The Coming King
    9 “ Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you;  He is just and having salvation. Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey. 

 The Pharisees, who Jesus called a wicked and adulterous generation, completely missed their Messiah since they chose not to watch even though it was clearly outlined for them in the Scriptures.

Just as today, many professing Christ followers and the "leaders of the flock" are missing the signs of His second coming because they have neglected to watch for the signs of the times that Jesus commanded us to watch for.

Many today appear way too satisfied with this life on earth to even want to listen when they are approached with the blaring signs of the return of Jesus (including the leaders of the church).

As such, a majority of the modern day Church of Jesus Christ can be equated to be modern day Pharisees.


Remembering what Jesus thought of the Pharisees should cause us to not want to be guilty of the same:

Matthew 23: 27"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. 28In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from men; for you do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in." 

33"You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

Those who ignore the prophetic Scriptures and the signs of the times will miss the return of our Messiah just as the Pharisees did His first visitation.

May we maintain a diligent watch as He wants us to watch, so we can be aware of the nearness of His return.

Luke 12:37
Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.  12:37--38, "BLESSED are those servants, whom the Lord when He

5 comments:

  1. wonderful assessment! i fully agree! if Jesus came on the exact day that was foretold and predicted, why should it be different now!
    thank you!
    Maranatha!

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  2. Exactly Marienche!

    God gave us many clues as in numbers of years for other events, why not for the Rapture as well!

    Looking up!

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  4. No one knows the coming of Christ, no one. The only person that knows is the father and the father only, scripture proof, Matthew 24:36-44. Treat the second coming like the days of the flood. Know one knew, not even Noah, but he listen to what the most high said and prepared himself, He listened. No matter how many calculations you do. You will never come up with the answer to your question, because God words are superior in every way. 

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  5. Denis, for those who are watching as commanded, we can see all the puzzle pieces flying into place.

    Those who refuse to watch or even listen to those who have been watching are like the Pharisees who Jesus told:

    ”When it is evening,; you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times." Matthew 16:2-3

    The signs are very clear that the Tribulation is upon us and Lord willing, the Rapture of the readied Bride before it begins!

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