The FINAL GENERATION — When and How Long Is It?
Until now, no one has known when the final generation before the Messiah’s return would occur. Now we know. It has finally been revealed in a unique way.
Bits and pieces. That’s how this information has been revealed. It has been done in such a way that there is little question as to the validity of the information. Out of the clear blue, so to speak, different parts have been revealed. And, the surprising thing is this. All the parts fit perfectly after being revealed. Things created out of whole cloth don’t fit perfectly the first time, but the Bible prophecies do, when correctly understood. For instance, a period of time is found. Then, later a totally unrelated time frame is found. Then, when comparing the two they fit into the pattern perfectly. Let me give you just one example.
We know that the founding of modern Israel has something to do with the last generation. We also know that the life span of the Messiah in the first century equals the length of “this” generation He mentioned in Mt. 24, etc. Plus, we know that the Messiah began His ministry during a “year of liberation.” That is, a Jubilee year. The Jubilee year is the 50th year of a specific time frame. So, how do/did these parts fit?
Well, quickly, for now, look at this. Israel was founded May 15, 1948. Some like to make it May 14th. Now, let’s ask a question. Here it is? When would be the Jubilee year of the foundation of modern Israel? Why, 50 years later would be 1998. So, how does that year fit in with “this” generation? Let’s see.
Remember now, each of these parts were unclear until they were put into the puzzle, and fit exactly. Dr. Ernest Martin did major research on the birth of the Messiah. He found that it was September 11, 3/2 B.C. If we look at the 2,000th anniversary of that date what do we find? We find it occurred in September, 1998! In the Jubilee year of the founding of Israel. And, this tells us the date of the beginning of “this” generation. It would repeat, beginning with the 50th year of the “liberation of Israel.” So, here we have two dates now. The first giving us the date of the founding of Israel. This is the date the Messiah meant when He said we could not know the day or the hour. Now we do, for Israel has been founded. The second date is September 22, 1998, the date of the beginning of “this” generation. That is, in a sense, the REPEAT of the LIFE of the Messiah. He is representative of the final generation. In the first century He came at the beginning of that generation, in our day He will return at the end of “this” repeat of the first century generation.
The Scripture tells us that this generation must be shortened lest no life be saved. So, how long is it? Well, a normal generation is 40 years in the Bible. But the Messiah did not live 40 years. His life was shortened to 33 1/2 years, thus giving us the length of this final generation.
There are other benchmark years that fit into this pattern given us in Scripture. We;ll discuss those at another time.
Now, here’s the interesting thing, by following this pattern several prophetic events have been called accurately. Something that has not been done in modern times before. Here are just a few of those things called accurately and in advance before the news media mentioned them.
1. September 11, 2001.
2. Return of Gaza to the Palestinians.
3. The fate of Arafat.
4. The “Arab Spring.”
5. The Iraq war, etc.
By the way, all of these were recorded on tape during live TV broadcasts well before the events occurred.
Let me now give a fairly long quote from a gentleman who saw and understood the meaning of the founding of modern Israel. However, he made a major calculation error by not understanding the “year of liberty” prophecy that shows the final generation was to start 50 years after Israel’s founding, and not with the founding. Let’s see, here’s what he wrote:
“But thou, O Daniel, ‘shut up’ the ‘words,’ and ‘seal’ the ‘Book,’ even to the time of the end. . .”
“And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Sovereign, what shall be the end of these things?”
“And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”
WHAT PART OF THE BOOK IS CLOSED UP AND SEALED?
All Scripture concerning the last kingdom, “the Legs of Iron,” from Alexander the Great down to the end of Daniel’s 70th Week is closed up and sealed.
“WHEN” IS THE TIME OF THE END?
Throughout the Bible, in the Old and New Testament alike, when the “last days” or the “end times” are spoken of or referred to, we always see “Israel” in their own land, with their own government, restored again as a nation as Elohim had promised them He would do in the last days.
ELOHIM’S PROMISE TO ISRAEL
“Therefore say, Thus saith YHWH Elohim; I will even gather you from the people and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. And it shall come to pass in that day, that YHWH shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people. . . And He shall set up a sign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH. For lo, the days come saith YHWH, that I will bring again the captivity of my people, Israel and Judah, saith YHWH, and I will cause them to return to the land that I GAVE TO THEIR FATHERS, AND THEY SHALL POSSESS IT. Therefore, behold the days come, saith YHWH, that it shall no more be said, YHWH liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But YHWH liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands whither He had driven them: and I will bring them again into THEIR OWN LAND THAT I GAVE TO THEIR FATHERS. That then YHWH thy Elohim will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither YHWH thy “Elohim hath scattered thee. And YHWH thy Elohim will bring thee into the land which THY FATHERS POSSESSED, AND THOU SHALT POSSESS IT.”
We saw the beginning of this fulfillment on May 15, 1948.
Then, “according to” the angel Gabriel, Daniel’s “words” and Daniel’s “Book” would be closed up and sealed “until” Israel would once again be back in their own land as a nation. But Gabriel also said to Daniel that when the “time of the end” arrives, the “Seal” will be removed and the “Book” will be opened. . .
The “time of the end” began May 15, 1948. . .
. . . and according to the words of our Master Yahshua Anointed, in Matt. 24:34, from that date, until all things written would be fulfilled, including His Second Coming, would be one generation, or 40 years. [Here is where the author made his error in calculation. The final generation was not to start until the 50th year AFTER the founding of Israel. And, the final generation, being shortened, is NOT to be 40 years in length. With these two things corrected, along with some others, we can now understand clearly the final generation.]
The writer goes on: The “KEY” needed to unlock Daniel’s Book and unseal his “WORDS” were spoken first by Gabriel to Daniel; and over 500 years later, they were spoken by Our Master Himself. From “Abraham,” even before Israel had become a nation the first time, Elohim promised that in the LAST DAYS, He would gather His people, the Jews, and give them the land their fathers possessed. [By the way, when the Arab peoples accept what their own Holy Book says about this, they will stop fighting, for now, against Israel. Their book teaches Israel not to be cowards but to go in and possess the land Elohim gave them!]
When Yahshua was approached by His disciples and asked, “Master, what will be THE SIGN when all these things come to pass?,” Yahshua answered them, saying, “LEARN” a parable of the “fig tree,” speaking of Israel being restored again as a nation according to all the promises of Elohim in the Old Testament. He said that this would be THE SIGN to watch for.
When He answered His disciples concerning His Second Coming, He made it “clear” that it would be a “waste of time” to look for the Second Advent BEFORE Israel would be restored again as a nation. Yahshua assured His disciples, that when “Israel” was recognized “again” as the people of Elohim, dwelling in the land of Israel, “THAT GENERATION” [No, it is THIS generation, as He called it.] would not pass till ALL THINGS WOULD BE FULFILLED, including His Second Coming. [The author is right except for when “THIS” generation, not “THAT” generation, was to show up after the birth of modern Israel.]
He also made it clear to us what the “sign post” would be, for us to look for, and that WHEN WE SAW IT, from that day forward, we could understand the Scriptures, concerning the Second Coming of the Messiah. [Again, the author is correct here. But, it should be understood that the seal is not removed all at once. It is a process. We are to understand one step at a time as the book is gradually revealed to us.]
That event, Israel’s becoming a nation again, would be the “SIGN POST” to watch for. This is what Gabriel was telling Daniel in 12:4. . . “shut” the words and “seal” the Book, even to the time of the end.
All references made by Gabriel to Daniel from Chapter 10:1 through 12:13, concerning the “time of the end” was centered around Jerusalem, and Israel as a nation again.
According to Gabriel, the “Book” was “closed up” and “sealed” and could not be “understood” until that time — May 15, 1948 . . .
. . . and from that time, the “seal” would be removed, and the true meaning of the 4th Beast’s Kingdom could be understood. [We now understand that the 4th Beast is NOT, ABSOLUTELY NOT, a revived “ROMAN” Empire. All prophecy built upon that false concept is totally false and deceptive.]
Today, as of September, 1998, we are living in “this” generation. A repeat of the first century 33 1/2 year life of the Messiah. Can you grasp what that means? Can you now understand why prophecy is finally beginning to be presented accurately for the first time in modern days? Can you prove to yourself who is finally giving you the correct understanding? Can you finally discern who is calling prophecy accurately now? And do you grasp this? IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE WISE you will also understand. The rest of mankind, no matter how they strive for it, will not and cannot understand.
We are NOW within “this” generation spoken of by Yahshua the Anointed.