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THE 120-YEAR END-TIME GENERATION – 1897-2017
Dr. Allen M. Barber
July 29, 2006 (Original Revelation December 28, 2001)
 

UNDERSTANDING REVELATION AND RHEMA

Before I share with you my understanding of the end generation, I need to explain something that few understand in the body of Christ, even among the Charismatics who emphasize “the spirituals” – the gifts of the Spirit. Much of what is preached and taught in today’s Churches is nothing more than the letter of the Word and not the Spirit. The Holy Spirit alone gives the revelation (the spiritual understanding) of the Word of God. Scholarship is not Holy Spirit revelation. Men of great intellect and scholarship write and teach on many subjects about the Bible, but that does not mean it is the revelation of the Word.

Commentaries abound on what men believe the Bible says, yet when compared to the literal grammatical interpretation fail the test of proper hermeneutics (interpretation). Moreover, hermeneutics that does not depend upon the Holy Spirit for revelation is nothing but man’s opinion. The Word of God was given to men by God to write it down in “books.” That is called “inspiration.” Notice that it came from God to man, not from man to man. This is always the order of interpretation. Peter said the Word of God is not the private interpretation of man, meaning that the Word of God did not originate from man no matter how great an intellect he may be (II Peter 1:20-21).

Second, it is not enough to believe in the inspiration of the Scriptures apart from Holy Spirit revelation. Unless the Holy Spirit imparts the revelation or understanding, it is nothing but a dead letter. This is the meaning of Paul’s comments in I Corinthians 2:10-16, and in another place, Paul sarcastically asked the Corinthians if the Word of God originated from them (I Corinthians 14:36).

Holy Spirit revelation is a lost doctrine in the body of Christ today and is replaced largely by intellectual scholarship. Sadly, the saints do not know the difference. Likewise, “emotional” preaching and teaching (The make me feel good motivation teaching) has supplanted revelation and many saints are following these highly paid speakers. Truth is not founded upon either an intellectual or emotional presentation of the Word of God that often alters it to make it more acceptable to the hearers, but upon God’s original intent, which is to make us more holy and righteous in our character and conduct. The saints develop a holy walk by conviction and repentance of sin sometimes accompanied by chastening, even severe chastening. The milk toast make me feel good message coming from pulpits and seminars today do not challenge the saints to live holy and godly lives in a godless world.

In addition, not understanding Holy Spirit revelation, many saints do not live by “rhema faith.” What do I mean by rhema faith? The Greek word “rhema,” which is the word used in Romans 10:17 and Ephesians 6:17 for the “word of God” means “personalized revelation,” that is, what God is saying through His Word today from the written word to our reborn spirits. Without rhema there is no real faith! Most Christians live by logos faith. Logos is the written Word of God – the letter of the Word. Until the Holy Spirit breathes upon the written Word and imparts the knowledge and understanding to our spirits, we are living by the letter of the Word and not by revelation faith.

How does rhema work and this is something that most do not understand including so-called Bible scholars? The Lord may speak from an Old or New Testament Scripture, which the original meaning and purpose was for a different time and to a different people [direct revelation] yet give an application for the present time. I’ll give you some examples.

From a study of Jeremiah in the fall of 1993 and the spring of 1994, I was led to see a parallel passage in Hosea 10:10-15 where the Holy Spirit showed me the United States was like Ephraim (The northern 10 tribes of Israel) and from that passage gave me a “rhema” word of judgment coming to the United States in three areas: financial, military, and breadbasket. I saw from verse 14 that it would begin with a “great tumult,” which means in Hebrew a great noise that would eventually plunder America’s fortresses - our financial empire, our military superpower status, and our breadbasket – the capacity to produce an abundance of food.

When 9-11 happened, I knew immediately what God showed me on March 16, 1994 had begun. Who can deny that 9-11 was in fact a great tumult – a loud noise of jets crashing into the WTC’s and the aftermath of that ominous day? In addition, it proved the rhema I received was a true word or prophecy that is still coming to pass. We are going to experience a further financial judgment, a major military defeat, and a reduction in our capacity to feed ourselves. All of this is to bring this nation to its knees in genuine repentance, which is one part of God’s judgment. The other part of God’s judgment is to destroy His enemies. Has America become God’s enemy? If we have, He will destroy this nation and no matter of repentance will save it. Let’s pray the nation repents at the judgment of God for judgment can no longer be averted.

When I shared this prophecy with fellow pastors and believers, some thought it interesting, even amusing, others rejected it completely as heresy. They have done the same thing with my teaching of the 120-year generation because they do not understand either revelation or rhema – that there are prophets in the Church today like there were in the book of Acts whom God gives the understanding of end time events in the dual nature of the prophetic Scriptures and by rhema.

Another Word God gave me in June 2003 was from Ezekiel 21 that reveals the Bush Road Map. I saw in verses 18-27 that Bush would listen to divination from the globalists and the Zionist Cabbalistic Jews that inundate his cabinet and State Department. As a result he would move politically against Jerusalem and Israel to establish a Palestinian State and prepare Israel and the Middle East for the New World Order of the Antichrist and the 10 global super-states.

Ariel Sharon was the key to making this happen, as like Bush, he is a Freemason and of the Illuminati (The Illuminati is the hierarchy of Freemasonry). Sharon betrayed the people of Israel and I understood in verse 25 that he would be removed from office by a serious illness and die. The Hebrew meaning of “profane” in that verse means “to afflict or become ill with a stroke, etc.” Unfortunately for him that is exactly what happened as today he lies in a coma and near death. (I sent my article about Sharon to Bill Koenig of Koenig International News, but he would not publish it - Bill is a Christian Jew and at one time someone I considered a friend until he listened more to his Rabbi friends that criticized and rebuked my articles - not just the one about Sharon; when Sharon did die with a stroke as I predicted based upon the rhema word, I reminded Bill of what I had written and there was no response - none, notta. Now if that had been one of his Rabbi friends I have no doubt he would have published the article).

Then I saw where there would not be another great leader in Israel until Messiah comes – “the one whose right it is to rule.” “The exalted shall be brought low and the low shall be exalted.” I understood there would be a changing of the old guard in Israel and an alignment with the New World Order. God said in verse 27 three times that He would make Israel and old Jerusalem a ruin or that He would overthrow it. Contrary to what the Christian Zionists believe, secular Israel and the old city of Jerusalem are going to finally be destroyed. It is not God’s intent to bring in His kingdom with the secular godless Christ-rejecting nation of Israel. Messiah Jesus will usher in His kingdom Himself and He does not need the secular nation of Israel to accomplish that. There will be a believing remnant of Jews saved at the 11th hour when Christ returns and destroys once and for all secular Zionism and religious Judaism.

The King of Babylon in that passage I thought may have been President Bush or his successor and perhaps the He-Goat of Daniel 8 and the King of the Gentiles in Daniel 11 whose kingdom or nation is broken up into 4 lesser nations (I have really been attacked for this prophecy, but I stand on what I believe to be a true rhema or revelation).

One of the goals of the North American Community Union is to divide the former U.S.A into ten weakened administrative regions (I think it will be four) An Iranian General of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard commented “The United States will be broken up into lesser states and that it was feasible from a political, economic, and geographical perspective.” Where did he get such an idea? More than likely he is a member of the Arab branch of Freemasonry and a member of the Illuminati. The high adepts of Freemasonry and the Illuminati are brothers in arms no matter what their religion or ethnic origin. They are all part of the world conspiracy to gain control of the world politically, economically, financially, militarily, and globally. (By the way the NACU has not gone away, but is in progress behind the scenes as Obama knew President Bush took a lot of flak for trying to implement it without Congress or the American people's permission).

Now I shared all this to give you some background of how I understand the Word as well as how God gives me understanding of world events. He is doing the same to many faithful men and women who are committed to the truth and depend upon the Holy Spirit for the revelation, not on their degrees. The Ph.D the Lord had me obtain was for one purpose – that the unbelieving world and carnal saints who demand worldly credentials for authenticity would at least have to give me an audience when I speak or write from the Word; I did not earn it for academic recognition or to get into carnal pride).

The following is the word I was given about the 120-Year Generation and notice that it is not a shallow expose, but a detailed analysis with at least 6 proofs or witnesses. Am I implying that it is going to happen exactly as I say? While I believe the 120-year end time generation is correct and true to the Scriptures, the dates could be off a few years because the calendars have been altered over many millenniums. In addition, God operates on the sacred calendar, not the secular calendar we use today. Based on my study and research, I thought there was strong evidence for the year 2010  as the year the New World Order will finally come to power. The North American Community Union was  planned for official recognition in 2010! Some believe the NWO officially began in 2009 by comments form the new EU president, Herman von Rompuy, in which he spoke about the beginning of it in the EU.

While it is obvious the tribulation period did not begin in 2010, the Old Testament prophets only dealt with the time, times and half a time or the last 3 1/2 years - the same period as the Great Tribulation. Therefore, I still believe the period 2014/15 to 2017/18 is going to be an important period in Bible prophecy. In addition, I know from the Scriptures the last and final generation before the Lord returns is 120 years based on Genesis 6:3 and Matthew 24:37 where the Greek says "just like" the days of Noah with one exception - the world will not be destroyed by a flood but by fire - see Isaiah 24 which is about the posttribulation Day of the Lord.


THE END GENERATION AND THE YEAR 2017-18
December 28, 2001

HOW LONG IS THE END TIME GENERATION – CAN IT BE KNOWN? [See the article on the 120-Year Chart]

How long is a biblical generation? Does the bible offer any insight for determining the length of a generation? I think there are several clues which give us a key in determining the duration of the END TIME GENERATION.

First, the Greek word for generation is “Genea” connected with “Ginomai” which means to become; primarily signifying a begetting or BIRTH; or race of people possessing similar characteristics, pursuits, etc. (Vines Expository Directory of New Testament Words, p. 42). Therefore, one definition of generation is that it refers to a particular people with their characteristic lineage and identifying traits, which distinguish them from all other races of people.

When Jesus used the word Generation in Matthew 24:34, He was referring to the Jewish people identified by their particular religion and culture symbolized by the Fig Tree. Notice in Vine’s definition of generation, he says it signifies a BEGETTING OR BIRTH. In the context of Matthew 24, Jesus is not speaking of an individual’s birth, but the birth of a nation – a nation of people having the same characteristics, traits, and pursuits and that have a kinship with the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem unlike any other race of people on the earth.

In addition when Jesus said THIS GENERATION, He was speaking of a certain time period as distinguished from all others before it. The Lord used the same stipulation in reference to the Hebrew people who came out of Egyptian bondage and their wilderness experience in Psalms 95:10: “Forty years long was I grieved with THIS GENERATION…”

The generation of Israel that experienced the exodus from Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, the receiving of the Law on Mount Sinai, and all the miraculous events of that period, no other generation would again experience. It was a definite time determined by God and would be the foundation for succeeding generations of Israel.

The same can be said of the generation when Israel returns to the land in the latter days. It is a specific period that will usher in the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” to the Jewish people and tribulation to the Gentile world. Jesus said it would be a time unlike any generation before or after it. This generation has a beginning and an ending, but how long is it and when does it begin and end?

FOUR DIFFERENT TIMES – THE KEY TO THE END GENERATION

The bible mentions several different periods that define a complete generation. The first is 100 YEARS. When God gave the covenant to Abraham in Genesis 15:13, 16, He told him that his seed (the Hebrew people) would be in bondage in Egypt for 400 years, but in the 4th generation, they would come out. That makes a generation approximately 100 years.

A second period for determining a biblical generation is 40 YEARS. When God led Israel out of Egypt, He intended that they enter the promise land and conquer the Canaanites, but instead of obeying Him, they sent 10 spies to survey the land who reported that the inhabitants were too strong for them to conquer. Because of disobeying God, they were required to spend 40 years in the wilderness (a year for a day that the ten spies spied out the land). As a result, God said He was grieved with this generation forty years (Psalms 95:10).

In Deuteronomy 2:14, God said that He waited until all the men of war died before He brought Israel out of the wilderness. According to the Torah (The Law), an Israeli male could not go to war until he was 20 years of age (Numbers 1:3). Therefore, when all the men of war had either been killed or died by the age of 60 (a 40 year period), God brought Israel out of the wilderness into the Promised Land. In doing this, God defined the generation of the men of war to be a period of 40 years, e.g., an Israeli man could not go to war pass the age of 60.

When God destroyed the world in the flood judgment of Noah’s day, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights upon the earth. Moses was on the mountain of God (Mount Sinai) for 40 days when he received the 10 Commandments. Elijah fasted for 40 days when Jezebel was pursuing him. Jesus was led away by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil for 40 days representing a complete period of testing. The number 40 seems to be associated with a period for JUDGMENT AND TESTING, both for an individual and a nation.

The third time period for determining the length of a biblical generation is 70 YEARS. Israel was in the Babylonian captivity for 70 years – a number associated with COMPLETING PROPHECY. In Daniel 9:24, Daniel is given the “Vision of the 70 Weeks of Years” where one week (Heptad in Hebrew) represents 7 years for a total of 490 years. God said that from the beginning of a decree to restore and rebuild the city of Jerusalem, 70 Weeks of Years would be determined upon the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem to complete all vision and prophecy (This is an important key). When this period is finished, Israel’s punishment for disobedience will end and Messiah will come to establish His Kingdom and redeem the remnant .

Psalms 90:10 says that the days of a man’s natural life are 70 years, and if by strength, they may be 80 years. Therefore, the generation of man is 70 natural years.

God can certainly lengthen man’s life even beyond 80 years and has promised to give His people long life if they obey His Word and honor their father and mother. However, the natural life span of mankind is normally a period of 70 years. This seems to be the guideline for a complete generation of man.

There is another period that is significant in relation to God’s dealings with the people of Israel, and that is 50 YEARS. Every 50th year in Israel was the “Year of Jubilee” when all the land was to be restored to the original owner; all debts were to be cancelled; and all slaves were set free. It was the year of release and deliverance – a time for celebration and joy when families were reunited and given a fresh lease on life.

In addition, the number 50 is associated with the “Feast of Pentecost” (meaning 50th day). Fifty days from the 16th of the month of Abib (March – April) was the Feast of Pentecost occurring in the month May-June depending upon the position of the new moon (Hebrew months in ancient Israel were based on a lunar calendar) and the barley and wheat harvest. It is interesting that the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai and the coming of the Holy Spirit both occurred on the day of the Feast of Pentecost. God’s number in action is three, e.g., He does things in a series of three’s to get our attention. THEREFORE, A THIRD ACTION OF GOD MAY TAKE PLACE IN THE THIRD SACRED MONTH!

According to Bullinger’s book, Numbers in Scripture, the number 50 is also associated with judgment. The flood was upon the earth for 150 days (50 X 3).

In summary, a Biblical generation is sometimes 40 years, 50 years, 70 years, and 100 years. 40 years seems to be a period for complete testing; 50 years is a period of release and deliverance; 70 years is a period when prophecy is completed; and 100 years appears to be the longest period for God dealing with Israel. It is also noteworthy that in 1917 the British issued “The Balfour Declaration,” which was the first official act to allow the Jew the right to resettle in their homeland. [See the declaration at the end of this article].

Since it is clear from Scripture that God’s end time clock is associated with the nation Israel and the city of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 36 and 37 and Daniel 9), then the years 1917, 1948 and 1967 are highly significant in calculating the end time generation. The question is, when did the end generation begin – in 1917 the first official act by a Gentile nation to give Israel legal right to the holy land; 1948 when Israel was reborn as a nation after 2500 years of exile; and in 1967 when they recaptured Jerusalem and declared it to be the eternal undivided capital of the state of Israel? We must keep in mind that the last 7 years of Daniel’s 70th Week are part of the end generation, which ends Gentile domination of Israel and the city of Jerusalem.

Let’s apply the 4 time periods discussed above for each of the three possible dates for the beginning of the last generation – 1917, 1948, and 1967 and see if we can glean any insight into the length of the end time generation:

A THING IS CONFIRMED BY 2 OR MORE WITNESSES (GOD’S # OF ACTION IS 3)

(1) THE BALFOUR DECLARATION IN 1917 . (First Official Act to Give the Jew the right of return to the land – copy on page 11 of this article).

1917 + 40 year generation = 1957 . This scenario will not work because the time has expired for the tribulation and the Second Coming to occur.

1917 + 50 year generation = 1967 . This scenario won’t work for the same reasons.

1917 + 70 year generation = 1987 . This scenario won’t work also for the same reasons.

*1917 + 100 year generation = 2017 . This scenario is a possibility with the tribulation beginning in 2010 and the Second Coming in 2017.

(2) 1948 REBIRTH OF ISRAEL AS A NATION

1948 + 40 year generation = 1988. That does not work because the time has expired for the tribulation and the Second Coming to occur.

1948 + 50 year generation = 1998 . Also doesn’t work for the same reasons.

*1948 + 70 year generation = 2018 . This scenario is a possibility with the tribulation beginning in 2011 and the Second Coming in 2018.

1948 + 100 year generation = 2048. This scenario is a possibility with the tribulation beginning in 2041 and the Second Coming in 2048.

(3) 1967 RECAPTURE OF JERUSALEM

1967 + 40 year generation = 2007 . This will not work because the time has expired for the tribulation and the Second Coming to occur.

*1967 + 50 year generation = 2017 . This is a possibility with the tribulation beginning in 2010 and the Second Coming in 2017.

1967 + 70 year generation = 2037. This is a possibility with the tribulation beginning in 2030 and the Second Coming in 2037.

1967 + 100 year generation = 2067 . This is a possibility with the tribulation beginning in 2060 and the Second Coming in 2067.

From these calculations, we have the earliest period for the completion of the END GENERATION in 2017/18 and the longest period ending in 2067. There are three time sequences from the above that are rather interesting. Look at the time periods marked by the asterisks. Using the birth day of the nation Israel in 1948, the recapture of Jerusalem in 1967, and the issuing of the Balfour Declaration in 1917, notice that the # 50 for Jubilee – Release, the #70 for prophecy complete, and the # 100 associated with the right of the Jew to return to their homeland all end at approximately the same time period – 2017/2018 with the tribulation beginning in 2010/2011.

In addition, from our earlier discussion of the meaning of the Greek word for generation (Genea) having to do with the “birth or begetting” of the nation of Israel, it seems logical that the END GENERATION IS FOR A PERIOD OF 100 YEARS from start to finish, e.g. 100 years is the longest period for a biblical generation.

The number 70 is especially associated with Israel’s bondage, captivities, exiles, return and completion of all vision and prophecy. Notice the numbers 50, 70, and 100 fit into the same period. I do not think this is a coincidence.

If this is the true prophetic scenario, then I believe Daniel’s long awaited 70th Week will occur within this decade. With what is happening in our world today, I cannot see things continuing until 2037 or 2067 without world government/religion appearing on the scene headed by the Antichrist and the False Prophet, especially when the apostasy is already under way in the world. By the year 2037 or 2067, I strongly believe the Lord Jesus will have been back on earth for some time ruling from His throne in the New Jerusalem as well as the overcomers who are resurrected/raptured at His Second Coming.

I could be wrong, but it is an interesting scenario, especially when the bible says two or three witnesses confirm a thing.

Addendum One – Additional Revelation/Insights to the End Generation – 2017/18

After my initial study/revelation of the end generation, I saw other things that give credence to the last generation ending in 2017/18, which I have put forth in this addendum as a refinement of the previous article.

The Church has done a poor job of warning the world of the coming tribulation. We have been like the blind Pharisees and Scribes who could not discern the signs of their time.

Pastors and ministers should have discerned since 1917 when Israel was given the legal right to return to the land in the second phase of prophetic fulfillment that this was the pre-condition to fulfill Ezekiel 36 and 37 plus many other prophecies dealing with the return

This significant date in the history of the world marked a “turning point” in God's prophetic timetable, namely that the latter of the last days and/or the last generation to which Jesus would return had begun.

A generation that has a starting point also has an ending point. I believe all the numbers in scripture that identify a specific generation and/or important events predict the end time generation. Let me explain:

The numbers 100, 70, 50, and 40 all have to do with prophecy fulfilled or a significant period of time to which we need to pay close attention:

Israel was in the Egyptian captivity for 400 years (some manuscripts say 430) or 4 generations of 100 years each.

Israel was in the Babylonian captivity for 70 years. Daniel speaks of a period of 70 Weeks of Years or 490 years (70 x 7) as spiritual punishment for Israel's sins. 483 years have been fulfilled.

The Jubilee Year was 50 years in which the land and people were released - delivered and set free. It is a pivotal year in the history of Israel.

The number 40 is a period of complete testing for a nation and an individual.

Taken together, I believe they mean the following:

In 1917 The Balfour declaration was issued giving the Jews legal right to return and settle their land. 100 years from 1917 is 2017.

In 1948 Israel became a nation after 2500 years of exile. 70 years from 1948 is 2018.

In 1967 Israel captured and controlled the city of Jerusalem for the first time since the Babylonian captivity. 50 years from 1967 is 2017 speaking of liberation for Jerusalem by the coming of our Lord back to earth.

40 years from 1977-78 is 2017-18 (explanation as follows).

According to Jewish history and culture, an adult male is considered mature at age 30. This is also the required age for the priesthood under the Levitical system. Consider that Jesus said in Matthew 24:32 that when the Fig Tree has budded (birth) and spreads forth its leaves (maturity) that generation will not pass until all prophecy is complete. Israel became a nation in 1948 and reached maturity in 1977-78 (remember the Israeli Civil Year begins in September not January). By the time the Fig Tree generation has completed a full generation, the tribulation is over and Jesus has returned.

Menachin Begin became Prime Minister of Israel in 1977 and in 1978 signed the Camp David Peace Accords with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat brokered by Jimmy Carter. The Camp David peace accords incited the Arab world against Sadat who was assassinated. The Camp David Peace Accords also greatly angered Yassar Arafat, leader of the PLO, and in 1978 he started the "Intifada's" (an uprising and shaking off of the Zionist infidels). The recent intifada is just another phase of the original action begun in 1978.

I believe according to what Jesus said in Matthew 24 about the birth and maturity of the nation Israel, and subsequent historical events affecting the nation that the final period of "testing" for the nation began when they reached maturity in 1977-78. In the Torah, the Lord said He tested Israel in the wilderness for 40 years. It should be noted that the final period of testing for the world also began in 1977-78.

The amazing thing about the above is that each period ends in "2017-18" the period I believe ends the last generation with the Second Coming of Christ. Now in case you think that I stuck the numbers in to make them fit my scenario, here is the explanation:

The first use of a number for a generation is 100 and is found in the book of beginnings - Genesis 15:13, 16. In that passage, God told Abraham that the Israelites would serve Egypt for 400 years and come out in the 4th generation. The "Law of Beginnings” or “first mention” applies here, meaning that a first mention of a principle or action of God becomes the starting point for further revelation. Therefore, in Genesis, the book of beginnings, we have the first mention of the length for a biblical generation -100 years.

The Balfour declaration issued in 1917 was the "first official act" to allow the Jews to return to the land of Israel. Therefore, we apply 100 years (The first mention of a time period for a generation) to the first mention or first legal act allowing the Jews to return to the land of Israel.

Having already used the number 100 as the beginning number for a complete biblical generation, we cannot use it again. The next number we use is 70 because 70 is the number that also represents a period of captivity and the first number to be used in relation to Israel's beginning years of captivity after entering the promised land and becoming an independent theocratic monarchy with a king and a priesthood. The Law of First mention or first beginnings applies here also.

The number 70, unlike the number 100, is associated with Israel's “nation-state” - both physical and spiritual captivities. Therefore, we must apply the number 70 to Israel's return to the land and re-birth as a nation. 1948 plus 70 years is 2017-18.

Now that we have already used the numbers 100 and 70, we cannot use them again for to do so would be forcing something to fit a preferred scenario.

The next significant date on Israel's prophetic timetable (Actually God's) is 1967. In that year, Israel liberated Jerusalem from Arab control and it became the undivided capital of the state of Israel.

What biblical number is associated with "liberation?" The number 50 or the Year of Jubilee. Daniel 9:24-27 speaks of the prophecy to consummate God's prophetic timetable for the people of Israel and the city of Jerusalem. Israel and the city of Jerusalem will be liberated when Messiah Jesus returns to earth at the battle of Armageddon. 50 years from 1967 is 2017-18.

That leaves only one number left, the number 40. We have already shown that it is associated with testing to determine the condition of the heart - whether one will obey God or not. Israel reached maturity in 1977-78 as predicted by Jesus in Matthew 24:32 and entered into the final years of testing. 40 years from 1977-78 is 2017-18.

Since the Word says a thing is confirmed by two or three witnesses [II Cor. 13: 1], I rest my case that based on the revelation of the Word and the numbers in the Bible for a generation to be fulfilled within God's specific purposes, the present generation in which we live could end in about 2017-18. That means that the tribulation could/should begin sometime near the year 2010-11. Note: As far as we know and unless I have missed something, the tribulation did not officially begin in 2010-2011. One prophecy ministry has written a lengthy and detailed article about the year 2017 in which he believes the tribulation will begin. Maybe he is right, but we shall have to wait and see.

I have not violated any scripture for the rapture as the rapture is Post-Trib, not Pre-Trib, and the “doctrine of imminency” – the any moment rapture as taught by pretribbers cannot be supported by the overwhelming evidence of Scripture.

We just do not have that much time left. God is winding things down on planet earth and we happen to be the people of the end generation; consider it a privilege, not a burden!

With what has happened with the recent terrorist attacks, it seems Armageddon is right around the corner, but I believe there are some major world events yet to occur before the final 7 years begin.

The wars of Psalms 83 and Isaiah 17 seems to imply nuclear war and might pre-date the tribulation. Therefore, I believe it will take place soon, perhaps within the next 3 years, but don't know for sure.

Think about what President Bush said, “The campaign to eliminate terrorism may take as long as 10 years.” This could be the scenario that leads to WWIII and the appearing of the Antichrist. It has already been more than 10 years.

By the time of the final 7 years, the UN/globalists will produce world government and world religion, the EU will rise to power as the United States of Europe, and the United States must diminish in power and world prominence. The terrorist attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon were the first attempt to do just that.

I also believe we are living in the period of God's final grace period before the world enters the judgment of the tribulation. Make no mistake about it; September 11, 2001 was a final warning from God. He that has hears to hear let Him hear what God is saying through these “signs” in the heavens and on earth.

We must prepare ourselves for the trial of these last days and the coming of our Lord by knowing without any doubt that we are born again by the Spirit of God. Having that assurance, we are to live godly separated lives, giving witness of our salvation to others and warning them of the judgment to come.

God bless you.

Allen Barber , Ph.D Biblical Studies

Addendum Two – Third Revelation into the End Generation Ending in 2017/18.

During the month of May 2002, I was studying the Lord’s Olivet Discourse as recorded in Matthew 24 and when I came to verses 36 and 37, the Holy Spirit stopped me and said, “Here is the key to the end time – meditate upon it.” Now those of you that may not understand what I mean by the Holy Spirit speaking to me in this manner, read the book of Acts and you will find the apostles and the early Church had a close intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit – were on speaking terms with Him. Here are a few examples:

Acts 5:32

"And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him."

Acts 8:39-40

“And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; ... But Philip found himself at Azotus...”

Acts 9:31

“ So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.”

Acts 11:27-28

“Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius.”

Acts 13:2-4

“While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to Cyprus.”

While we are not to pray to the Holy Spirit, we can certainly talk with him if we are born-again because He lives inside of us and is intimate with our “new born spirit man.” We are also reminded of what Paul said in Romans 8:9b, “But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.”

Anyway, this is where I am coming from as I have learned to recognize the Holy Spirit’s still small voice when He speaks to my spirit.

Obeying the Holy Spirit, I stopped and meditated on Matthew 24:36-37, which I had read hundreds of times, but on this particular morning the Holy Spirit helped me understand what Jesus meant when He said:

"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, [nor the Son is not in the original Greek], but the Father alone. For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.”

Do you see it? Notice what Jesus says; when He returns to earth it will be JUST LIKE the days of Noah and then He describes what those days were like – “They were eating and drinking, and marrying and giving in marriage...,” but that is not all that encompasses the days of Noah. In the context of Matthew 24, verses 36 and 37 help identify the duration of the end generation – the one that will experience the tribulation and the return of the Lord Jesus.

In order to better understand what Jesus meant, we should read the Genesis account of the flood, particularly the days prior and what God said about it. Remember we are interested in knowing what Jesus meant when He said, “The last generation on earth will be be JUST LIKE the days of Noah.”

In Genesis 6, God told Noah something very interesting when He said, “My Spirit shall not always strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be 120 years.”

What did God mean when He said, “Man’s days shall be 120 years?” Commentaries vary on the meaning of that phase. Some say it means that Noah preached for 120 years before the flood judgment came upon the earth. Some say it means that man’s lifespan is 120 years. Probably the first interpretation is the correct one because we know from Psalms 90 that man’s natural lifespan is seventy years or if by strength eighty.

In God’s eyes, man lives out a complete generation in seventy years. However, we know today that some people live beyond seventy years, but very few live to one hundred, and hardly anyone lives to be a hundred and twenty. Therefore, in the context of chapter 6, I believe God was telling Noah that the last generation from Adam to Noah (the 10th generation from Adam) to the very day that the flood judgment fell upon the earth was exactly 120 years – no longer and no shorter” (See Genesis 7:11-13).

Since we are to interpret the chapters and books of the Bible in the context of the whole Bible, then when Jesus said the generation of the Fig Tree would be JUST LIKE the days of Noah, I believe He was telling us that the end generation like Noah’s day would be for a period of 120 years (There is evidence that it may be shorten by a few months, possibly 7 months and 10 days – See Matthew 24:22 and Daniel 8:13-14)

In my previous revelation of the end generation, I assumed it began in 1917 with the Balfour Declaration (copy provided at the end of this article), but the Holy Spirit gave me the understanding that it actually began in 1897, the year of the FIRST ZIONIST CONGRESS HELD IN BASIL SWITZERLAND BY THEODOR HERTZL, and the first official act to prepare the way for the Jews to return to their homeland. Thus we see once again the “The Law of First Things” in operation. This was the first budding of the Fig Tree, not 1917, which was the second budding.

Now let’s apply the 120-Year Generation to the same scenario as we did for the other times, and when we do, we have a fifth evidence for the end generation ending in 2017/18:

1897 + 40 year generation = 1937 . This scenario does not work because the time has passed for the 7-Year Tribulation and the Second Coming of Jesus.

1897 + 50 year generation = 1947. This scenario does not work for the same reason as the 40-year generation.

1897 + 70 year generation = 1967. This scenario does not work for the same reason as the 40 and 50-year generation. However, it is interesting that in 1967 Jerusalem came back under Jewish control for the first time since the Babylonian captivity. The number 70 is definitely connected to the city of Jerusalem according to Daniel 9: 24-27.

1897 + 100 year generation = 1997. This scenario does not work for the same reason as the 40, 50, and 70 year generation.

*1897 + 120 year generation = 2017 or 2018 (The Hebrew Civil Year begins in September and the Sacred Year begins in March. Notice this year agrees with the first article on pages 2 and 3 and the second article on page 4. Therefore, the biblical numbers having to do with a complete generation pertaining to testing, release or deliverance, captivity and judgment end in the year 2017/18 as follows:

1977-78 (The Year Israel reached maturity) + 40 years [testing] = 2017/18.

1967 (The year Jerusalem was retaken by Israel) + 50 years [jubilee/deliverance] = 2017.

1948 (The year Israel was reborn as a nation) + 70 years [captivity prophecy fulfilled] = 2018.

1917 (The year the Balfour Declaration was issued) + 100 years [captivity] = 2017.

1897 (The year of the First Zionist Congress) + 120 years [judgment] = 2017.

After I had written the addendum in May 2002, I received a news alert from Bill Koenig of Koenig International News on November 11, 2002 concerning the pending war with Iraq. “Bill said that his friend John McTernan, who co-authored the book, “Israel: The Blessing or the Curse,” had told him he thought the United States was mentioned in Isaiah 13 as one of the nations that would destroy Iraq. Out of curiosity, Bill said that he called Yacov Rambsel, the world’s premier Bible Code expert, who does his extensive research with paper, pencil, a calculator, and the original Hebrew Masoretic Bible, to see if he would do some research of Isaiah 13. Below are the results of his findings:”

“Equidistant Letter Sequence Codes Explained: The codes found in the original Hebrew Masoretic Bible are called ‘ELS’ codes which stands for Equidistant Letter Sequence. In Yacov’s study, an ELS interval of +16 produced the Hebrew word for ‘war’ every 16th letter to the right, starting with the first letter of the code, which is ‘w’ in the 16 letter intervals. For example, the code began with the letter ‘w’ and proceeded right to the 16th letter, which was the letter ‘a’ and then proceeded another 16 letters to the right to the letter ‘r’ forming the Hebrew word for ‘war.’ This word pattern repeated itself again and again. The Hebrew word for Egyptian-9 (See 15 below) means that eight nine-letter intervals to the left produced the word Egyptian. The word pattern then repeated itself again and again.

Here are the codes Yacov Ramsel found in Isaiah 13:2-6 (First the Scripture, then the codes):

Isaiah 13:2-6 (Judgment on Babylon)

2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.

4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.

5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

6 Howl ye

The codes:

1. War +16; 2. Shall be a house of bitterness +16; 3. A rapid atom =16; 4. Babylon atom +16; 5. The blasphemers – 102; 6. The day of woe -102; 7. The Megiddo – 102; 8. the Babylonians shamed – 68; 9. From the house of tribulation +20; 10. The end of days -37; 11. The speedy tribulation +60; 12. Judge the Roman +18; 13. Syrians +86; 14. Shameful Arabia +23; 15. Egyptian -9; 16. Lebanon – 105; 17. Gog +17; 18. Magog -19; 19. Shall be Pur for Persia -19; 20. Great prophetic knowledge of space +49; 21. Messiah +49; 22. People of life -60; 23. Son of the Father +60; 24. The President the Son of War (the maker of war) +320; 25. GW Bush +316; 26. Islam -23; 27. Hamas -23; 28. Allah +23; 29. The Arabs -23; 30. Philistines (Palestinians) -188; 31. Holocaust +70; 32. Yeshua +120; 33. He will return +120; 34. Savior =18; 35. All creation +17.

Look at the code sequence 32 and 33; both have do with Yeshua (Jesus) and His return. Notice that they are associated with the equidistant number sequencing of +120! Is this a coincidence or does Yacov Ramsel’s codes reveal what my research/revelation has found - that Jesus will return to earth at the end of a 120-Year generation, which possibility began in 1897 and ends in 2017?

This may be a sixth proof that the end time generation is in fact a period of 120 years JUST LIKE the last generation of Noah’s day that ended with the flood. If this is in fact a revelation of God, then we have only a few years before the tribulation comes upon the unsuspecting world.

I thought about revising the three articles into one, but decided to keep them as the revelation was given to me so you can see the progression of how the Holy Spirit guided my understanding of the end times.

For those who think that we are not supposed to know anything definitive about the end time, particularly as it relates to the tribulation, the Second Coming, and the rapture by misinterpreting Matthew 24: 36 – “No one can know the day or the hour of the Lord’s return, not even the Lord Himself, is playing right into the hands of the devil who has put fear and guilt in the heart of any saint who diligently searches out the deep things of God.

Amos 3:7 – “Will God do anything unless He reveals it to His servants the prophets?” Please notice that He did not say just anybody, but His faithful prophets – the watchmen on the wall.

To prove my point, let’s just use a little common sense. First, the Pre-Trib people have confused the saints with their Pre-Trib “doctrine of imminency” as previously mentioned, meaning that the rapture could have occurred in every generation since Jesus returned to the Father until the present time. This teaching causes apathy in the body of Christ concerning the end time and discourages any diligent and serious study of the signs Jesus spoke about in Matthew 24 that precede and herald His return. The reaction to such misguided teaching is, “Well since we are not going to be around when the “stuff hits the fan,” why be concerned about it and why study prophecy in any detail?” I see this attitude in the majority of Pre-Trib churches because they are taught not one sign has to be fulfilled for the rapture to occur. That is pure heresy!

It took 1500 hundred years for the gospel to reach the New World and then another 400 years plus for Israel to be reborn as a nation in the Holy land. In addition, Jerusalem did not come back under Israeli control until 1967.

Had the so-called Pre-Trib Rapture occurred before any of these events/dates, literally hundreds of prophecies would have remained unfulfilled. It is like putting the cart before the horse. The Bible tells us clearly in Ezekiel 38 and 39 that the LATTER DAYS did not began until Israel returned to the land from where they had been exiled for 2500 years.

In addition, the apostle Paul rips the doctrine of imminency to shreds in II Thessalonians 2: 2 where he says, “Let no one in any way DECEIVE YOU, for it (The Day of the Lord, which occurs immediately after the tribulation has ended [Matthew 24: 29-31]) will not come UNLESS THE APOSTASY COMES FIRST AND THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS IS REVEALED, THE SON OF PERDITION (Antichrist).”

This proves the Day of the Lord and our gathering together unto Him (II Thessalonians 2:1) cannot occur before the world-wide rebellion that rejects the truth – that Jesus is the only true God and way of salvation and the appearing of the Antichrist who claims deity for himself at the mid-point of the 7-Year tribulation. This precludes a Pre-Trib Rapture and destroys the doctrine of imminency.

While the world is rapidly moving toward the final apostasy, (The recent Supreme Court decision striking down God’s sodomy law put the apostasy on “fast forward”), the Antichrist has not yet appeared and no Jewish temple has been built in Jerusalem.

Paul told the Thessalonians not to believe a so-called “doctrine of imminency” that the Day of the Lord was at hand or imminent. The Pre-Tribbers teach the same false doctrine today deceiving believers into thinking they are not to look for any signs of the end time, but to expect an any moment secret rapture.

The Tim LaHaye best selling books, “The left Behind Series,” add to the deception and blind the Church to the truth that we must enter the kingdom through much tribulation.

If you want more proof that the doctrine of imminency is a farce, then look at verse 2 of II Thessalonians 2: “That you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message if from us to the effect that the Day of the Lord has come.” The Greek word for “has come" means imminent.

Again, Paul was denying the doctrine of imminency by saying the Day of the Lord would not be imminent until the Antichrist appeared and the Mark of the Beast forced upon the world. That is not going to happen until 3 ½ years into the tribulation period as previously mentioned. As of this writing, the tribulation period has not yet begun unless you think the Road Map is the covenant of Daniel 9. IT IS NOT, but I believe it will lead to the fulfillment of Daniel 9:27 – the false peace and the covenant of death and hell for the Jewish people.

Let’s use some more common sense. We can know that from the time the covenant of Daniel 9 is confirmed, we have 42 months unto the appearing of the Antichrist, and from the appearing of the Antichrist, we can know that there are 42 more months until Jesus returns to destroy him at the Battle of Armageddon.

The book of Daniel says the Antichrist will attempt to change the times and seasons. Why, in order to confuse the world and the saints of not knowing the time of the Lord’s return.

Why do you think Jesus gave us all the signs in Matthew 24 that announce His coming and the admonition to watch and be ready so that Day will not catch us unawares if there was going to be a Pre-Trib Rapture? The answer is, He would not have. Instead, He would have told us to expect His any moment return and to ignore all the signs, which the prophets predicted would take place prior to His return.

Had Jesus told the Church not to watch all the signs that warn of the closeness of His return, He would have contradicted most of the prophecies of the Old Testament and made the prophetic Scriptures unreliable and untrustworthy. The Pre-Trib crowd has perverted the meaning of, “Watch for you do not know the day of the Lord’s return,” to teach the false doctrine of the secret rapture when the truth is that by WATCHING ALL THE SIGNS HE SPOKE OF IN HIS OLIVET DISCOURSE, WE WILL NOT BE CAUGHT UNAWARES.

Believe what you may about the end time, but the Bible that I read tells me to “discern the signs of the times” and that by doing so, I can know much about the end generation, even when the last generation began and how long it will last.

However, knowing that, we still will not know the very hour and day of the Lord’s return (Our limitation is only the precise 24-hour day of His return, not the generation) because it will be juxtaposed between Armageddon and the millennial kingdom. What we do know is that He returns immediately after the tribulation has ended. The Greek word for immediately can mean “soon” not necessarily the very next minute or day.

In closing, another heretical teaching of the Pre-Tribbers is that when Jesus returns to rapture the Church, it will be like a “thief in the night.” Please take your Bible and look at every reference pertaining to the “thief in the night” and you will see clearly that the Lord comes as a thief in the night to the unbelieving world, not to the Church because we will be watching all the signs predicting the nearness of His return and we will be ready like the five wise virgins who had oil in their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom at midnight.

May God bless you all with wisdom and revelation of His Word.

Dr. Allen Barber, a Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church

(See the Balfour Declaration below):

THE BALFOUR DECLARATION

The British Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour, wrote to Jewish leader Lord Rothschild, to assure him that his government supported the ideal of providing a homeland for the Jews. The British hoped thereby to win more Jewish support for the Allies in the First World War. The "Balfour Declaration" became the basis for international support for the founding of the modern state of Israel. The letter was published a week later in The Times of London as reproduced here.

Foreign Office
November 2nd, 1917

Dear Lord Rothschild:

I have much pleasure in conveying to you. on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet: His Majesty's Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours,

Arthur James Balfour