Can We Know The Timing of the End Time Prophecies

June 22, 2020   |   Category: End of the Age   |  

According to some, the world was supposed to end yesterday, but it didn’t. How did they come up with this prediction and can we even know the timing of end time events? We’ll try to clear up some misconceptions on this edition of End of the Age!

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6 Responses to “Can We Know The Timing of the End Time Prophecies”

  1. Alejandro Mario Canclini

    Halleluyah!!! – Alabado sea YAH!!!…the book of Revelation does not says: Hallelujeh!…there is only one NAME for salvation: JESUSCHRIST, that is the gentile NAME…jews call HIM: YESHUA, but if GOD THE FATHER begins with YAH, so the arameic-hebrew NAME for the SON have the authority of the FATHER (because there is only one NAME for salvation), so the NAME of the SON have to start with: YAH…John 10:30: “I and my Father are one”…YAHOSHUA?…GOD save us in the only NAME, gracias.

  2. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and teach that God’s name is Jehovah and added that word 6973 times to the Old Testament and 237 times to the New Testament – which it doesn’t appear even one time in ether the Old or New Testament. That topic is further addressed in the text below. Jehovah’s Witnesses are required to go from house and teach their doctrine to be in good standing with the Watch Tower Society, their Kingdom Hall so they won’t be destroyed at Armageddon, which they have predicted 3 times in the last 120 years and it hasn’t happened.
    The Watch Tower/Jehovah’s Witnesses acknowledge Jesus was the son of God but assign no further deity to him- that he was not worshiped, should not be worshiped, was not prayed to and should not be prayed to. The following proves differently: 2 John 1:9-10,”Whosoever transgresses and abides not in the doctrine of Christ has not God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ has BOTH the Father and the Son. 10 If there comes any unto you and brings not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him Godspeed.” Paul said in Colossians 2:8-10,”Beware lest any man fool you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in HIM dwells ALL the fullness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And you are COMPLETE in HIM who is the HEAD of ALL principality and power.” Galatians 3:26-27,”For you are the children of God by FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS. 27 For as many as has been baptized into Christ, has put on Christ.” Acts 4:12,”Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is NONE other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” Paul said in Philippians 2:5-11,”Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be EQUAL with God. 7 But made himself of no reputation and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being formed in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also highly exalted him, and given him a name WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME. 10 That at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth, and things under the earth. 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Acts 7:59,”And they stoned Stephen, calling upon GOD, and saying, LORD JESUS RECEIVE MY SPIRIT.” Luke 24:47,”And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in HIS NAME among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” 2 Corinthians 5:19-21,”To wit that God was IN Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for CHRIST, as though God did beseech you by us, we pray you in Christ’s stead, be you reconciled to God. 21 For he has made HIM to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of GOD IN HIM.” Galatians 3:26,”For you are all children of God by by FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS.” Paul said in 1 Timothy 3:16,”And without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness: GOD was manifest in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” That scripture is referring to Jesus Christ. Jesus said in John 12:44-45,”He that believes on ME, believes not on me, but on him that sent me, and he that sees ME sees him that sent me.” In John 20:27 Jesus told Thomas to reach into his side, behold his hands, and be believing. In verse 28 Thomas said, “MY LORD AND MY GOD.” Jesus said in John 10:30,”The Father and I are ONE.”

    Jehovah’s Witnesses deny there is a hell, eternal damnation, or that there is any pain after death (Reasoning From The Scriptures, page 169) – the following scriptures were stated by Jesus Christ:

    Matthew 5:22,”…whosoever shall say, You are a fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”

    Matthew 10:28,”Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but be afraid of the ONE who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

    Matthew 13:50,”….and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

    Matthew 25:46,”They will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

    Mark 9:43,”If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, it will be better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.”

    Mark 9:44,”Where the worm dies not and the fire is not quenched.”

    Note the Jehovah’s Witnesses deleted that scripture from their New World Translation Bible because they say there is no hell, and also 46 other scriptures that prove the deity of Christ, and those about forgiving because they practice shunning anyone that doesn’t follow their rules. (Reference – avoidjws.org, jesus-is-lord.com, and JW Facts.org.)

    Paul said in 2 Thessalonians 1:9,”They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.”

    Jude 1:7,”….they serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.”

    Revelation 14:11,”….and the smoke of their torment ascends up forever and ever, and they have no rest day or night…”

    Revelation 20:15,”And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

    Jehovah’s Witnesses state that Jesus was not worshiped and should not be worshiped, but the following proves that is not true:

    Matthew 2:11,”And when they (the 3 Wise Men) were come down into the house they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshiped him.”

    Matthew 14:33 states that after Jesus returned to the boat his disciples worshiped him.

    Matthew 28:9,”And they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them saying, All hail, and they came down and held him by the feet and worshiped him.”

    Matthew 28:16-17,”Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him.”

    John 9:36-38,”He answered and said, who is he Lord, that I might believe on him? 37 And Jesus said to him, You have both seen him and it is he that talks with you. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe and he worshiped him.”

    Matthew 8:2,”And behold there came a leper and worshiped him….”

    Mark 7:7,”Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

    In the New World Translation, which is the Jehovah’s Witness Bible which was translated and published by Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1961 – they removed the word worship and injected “paid obeisance to him”. Webster’s Dictionary defines obeisance as showing respect for someone or something. As to adding or removing words from Bible scripture, Deuteronomy 4:2,”You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” Revelation 22:18-19,”For I testify unto every man hearing the words of the prophesy of the words of this book, if any shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophesy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life….”

    The following is a few of the many failed prophesies made by Jehovah’s Witnesses between 1879 and 2005, which they have a 100% failure rate. Regarding making false prophesies, Deuteronomy 18:20 states,”But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.” Regarding liars – Revelation 21:8,”…..and all liars shall have their part which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Proverbs 14:5,”A fruitful witness does not lie….” Jesus said in John 8:44 that Satan is a liar and the father of it.

    Jesus said in Matthew 7:15,”Beware of false prophets that come in Sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”

    Ezekiel 13:22,”Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad….”

    1879 – “Christ came in the character of the bridegroom in 1874.” (Watchtower Oct. 1879, page 4)

    1920 – “Therefore we may confidently expect 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and faithful prophets of old. (Millions Will Never Die, 1920, page 89-90.) Note there is no scriptural reference that any of the prophets of the Old Testament will be raised from the dead and return to life at a later time, except when the Rapture takes place which is described in 1 Thessalonians 4:16.

    1924 – Surely there is not the slightest room for doubt into the mind of a truly consecrated child of God that the Lord Jesus is present and has been since 1874.” (Watchtower Jan. 1924, page 5).

    1929 – “Scriptural proof is that the 2nd presence of the Lord Jesus Christ began in 1874.” (Prophesy 1929, page 5)

    Note that Jesus said in Matthew 24:23-27,”Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there, believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that if it were possible, they should deceive the very elect. 25 Behold I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold he is in the desert, go not forth, behold he is in secret chambers, believe it not. 27 For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

    1889 – “In the coming 26 years, all present governments will be overthrown and dissolved.” (Charles Taze Russell – Studies in the Scriptures, Volume 2, page 98, 99, 1889.) Note that Charles Taze Russel was a Free Mason.

    1886 – “As far back as 1876, Jehovah’s Witnesses realized that Bible prophesies marked the year 1914 as a time when major events would take place that would have far reaching effects on human affairs. They gave the reason for this fact wide publicity.” (True Peace And Security, 1886, page 70)

    Jesus said in Matthew 18:7,”Woe unto the world because of offenses (misleading) for it must be that offenses come, but woe unto that man whom the offenses come from.” If it’s to a young person – Jesus said in Matthew 18:6,”But whosoever shall offend (mislead) one of these little ones which believe in me, it would be better for him that a millstone be cast around his neck, and that he were cast into the sea.”

    Matthew 24:3-4,”And he (Jesus) sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of your coming, and the end of the world?” He immediately said in verse 4,”Take heed that no man deceives you.” In verse 11 he said,”And many false prophets shall arise and deceive many.”

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are not allowed to get a blood transfusion under any circumstances, even if it will save the life of their own child, which they base on Leviticus 17:12 where it says to not eat blood, which they consider a blood transfusion to be eating blood. But three verses later they ignore Leviticus 17:15 where it says if they do eat blood, ”….. he shall both wash his clothes and bath himself in water, and he shall be unclean until evening.” If getting a blood transfusion is a sin, 1 John 1:9,”If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.” Many Jehovah’s Witnesses have died because they didn’t know, or were not given that information by the Watch Tower Society. Also – Jesus said in Mark 3:28-30,”Verily I say unto you, ALL SINS SHALL BE FORGIVEN UNTO THE SONS OF MAN, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme, 29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost has never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.”

    REGARDING THE NAME JEHOVAH:

    In the New World Translation Bible, which is the only one used by Jehovah’s Witnesses, which was translated by Jehovah’s Witnesses and is used by no one else – they injected the name Jehovah into the Old Testament 6973 times where it doesn’t appear one time. What does appear is the “Tetra-gram YWHW.” They also added Jehovah 237 times into the New Testament. In the New Testament, YWHW, never appears one time. There has been much controversy as to what that means. Most Bible scholars state that it should be translated as Yahweh. Bible scholar Emil Hirsch, who speaks Hebrew, stated that the word Jehovah is grammatically impossible. In the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, it states, “The word Jehovah does not accurately represent any form of the name used in

    Hebrew.” In JWFacts.com, it states, ”Jews (who only use the Old Testament) recognize the divine name in modern times as Yahweh. In the Jewish Encyclopedia, published in 1901 and 1906, includes the divine name as Yahweh when translated into English.” In the Jehovah’s Witness, ”Divine Name Brochure” page 10, it states,”Even though the modern pronunciation of Jehovah might not be exactly the way it was pronounced originally, this in no way detracts the importance of the name. While many translators favor the pronunciation as Yahweh, the New World Translation and also a number of other translations, continue the use of Jehovah because of people’s familiarity with it for centuries.” Note that Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:5,”That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” He also said in Colossians 2:8-10,”Beware lest any man spoil you, through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ. 9 For in HIM dwells ALL the fullness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And you are COMPLETE IN HIM which is the HEAD OF ALL PRINCIPALITY AND POWER.” Jesus said in Mark 7:8,”For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the traditions of men.” He also said in Matthew 15:9,”They worship me in vain, they teach as doctrine, the precepts of men….” In Watch Tower, 1950, page 320, “Though the Theocratic organization of his anointed witnesses, he has been cleaning up the Bible truth more and more, and thus purifying their speech. So now they talk and live in harmony with the language of the approaching new world. And here, in the year 1950, his providence brings forth this New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures as further purification of the speech of his people. He graciously provided it as a powerful means for returning to the people a pure language.”

    Regarding the New World Translation of the Bible:

    In Watch Tower, Oct. 15, 1997 – “How The Bible Came To Us”, page 11-12, “A translation committee of experienced anointed Christians was organized to produce the New World Translation of the Bible.” – which was first published in 1961. At that time the Watch Tower Society would not divulge who the translators were, stating that all the glory should go to God and not to the translators. In 1983, Raymond Franz, who was a member of the Governing Body for 9 years, and also a nephew of president Frederic Franz, published a book called “Crisis Of Conscience “, which he wrote to expose the false doctrine and unethical conduct of the Governing Body at that time. In that book he revealed that the translators were Nathan Knorr, Albert Schroeder, Milton Hershell, George Gargas, and Frederic Franz – all Jehovah’s Witnesses, and none of them had any knowledge of Hebrew or Greek except Nathan Knorr. Nathan Knorr had enrolled in College to get formal training in Greek and Hebrew but dropped out at the end of his Sophomore year. In a Court Of Law in Glasgow, Scotland in 1954, he was asked who the translators were, he stated that the translators would never be revealed, even after his death. He was also asked if he could translate Genesis 2:4 from the Hebrew text into English – he stated that he could not.

    The following is some scriptures that Jehovah’s Witnesses altered to fit their doctrine, which much of it is to trivialize Jesus Christ:

    Romans 10:9,”That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Verse 13 states,”For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” But Jehovah’s Witnesses changed it to read, “For everyone who calls on the name Jehovah will be saved.”

    Colossians 1:16-17 states,”For by him (Jesus) all things were created, that are in heaven, and that are in the earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers, all things were created by him, and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things exist.” – but Jehovah’s Witnesses changed it to read,16 ”Because by means of him all “other” things” were created in the heavens and on earth, the things visible and the things invisible, whether they are thrones, or Lordships, or governments, or authorities. All “other” things have been created through him, and for him. 17 Also, he is before all “other” things, and by means of him all “other” things were made to exist.”

    John 1:1,”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word WAS GOD.” – but the Jehovah’s Witnesses changed it to read,”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was “a god.”

    Jesus said in Mark 16:16,”He that believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believes not shall be damned.” Jehovah’s Witnesses deleted that scripture because they don’t believe there is such a thing as damnation, and they deleted the 7 scriptures before it and the 4 after it. The 2 of the 4 after it are 17 ”And these signs shall follow them that believe, in my name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues. 18 They shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” They deleted those 2 scriptures because they think speaking in tongues is of the devil, they don’t believe in casting out devils, or the laying on of hands to heal the sick so they shall recover. They also deleted 35 other scriptures – 31 regarding the deity of Christ, 2 regarding hell, 1 regarding prayer and fasting, and 1 regarding the Rapture. References for scriptures deleted, words added, or words taken away in the New World Translation are avoidjw.org, jesus-is-Lord.com, jwFacts.org, answers.Yahoo.com, the King James Translation, New World Translation, and the Interlinear Translation of the Bible – which each word in English is directly under the Greek or Hebrew word.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and teach that the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost is only an active force and not a being – the following scriptures prove that is false:

    John 16:13-14,”Howbeit when HE, the Spirit of truth is come, for HE shall guide you into all truth, for HE shall not speak of HIMSELF, but whatsoever HE shall hear, that shall HE speak, and HE will show you all things to come. 14 HE shall glorify me, for HE shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.”

    Acts 8:15-16,”Who when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: 16 For as yet HE was fallen on none of them, only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.”

    Acts 13:2,”As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the HOLY GHOST SAID, Separate me Barnabas, and Saul for the work where unto I have called them.”

    Acts 20:28,”Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which HE has purchased with HIS own BLOOD.”

    Jesus is speaking in Revelation 2:7-8,”He that has an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT SAYS unto the churches: To him that overcomes will “I” give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These things says the first and the last, WHICH WAS DEAD AND IS ALIVE.” Revelation 2:11,”He that has an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT says unto the churches: He that overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death.”

    As of 1955, a person did not need to be baptized according to the Watch Tower Society to be a Jehovah’s Witness. (Watch Tower 1955, July 1, page 412). In 1956 baptism was made mandatory by the Watch Tower Society and stated that those baptized after 1918 needed to be re-baptized and needed to answer 80 questions. (Watch Tower 1956, July 1, page 406). This was changed to 124 questions in 1983, and then to 104 questions in 2005. (Organized To Do Jehovah’s Will 2005, page 182-216.) Note there is no Biblical premises that requires passing an exam prior to baptism. The second question is,”Do you understand that your dedication and baptism identifies you as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in association with God’s “Spirit Directed Organization”. In other words they are baptized into the Watch Tower Society.

    The following scriptures prove the name of the Father is Jesus, the name of the Son is Jesus, and the name of the Holy Ghost is Jesus. Jesus said in Matthew 28:19,”Go therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in name (SINGULAR name) OF the Father, and OF the Son, and OF the Holy Ghost.” Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are titles and not names. Every time Jesus disciples baptized anyone in water they said Jesus name at baptism, which is Acts 2:38, Acts 8:14-18, Acts 8:38, Acts 9:18, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 16:15, Acts 16:33, Acts 18:7, Acts 18:8, Acts 19:3-5, and Acts 22:16. Paul said in Galatians 1:8-9,”But though we or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be ACCURSED.” Paul revealed what accursed means in 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9,”In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.”

  3. Alejandro Mario Canclini

    Those who do not believe in God and predict the end of the world, then their prophecies fail confusing many: what judgment will they have before God?. The United States claims to be the true source of Christianity in the world, all the supposed prophets and pastors have failed century after century, decade after decade, year after year … what judgment corresponds to them ?. All truth must come to light in this corrupt world. I have spoken to atheists and Christians on a specific topic and I received a disappointing response on believers…so this is my challenge, just to start looking at where we stand: Find one single chapter in the bible that indicates that the earth is a sphere with a continuous and perpetual movement (no earthquake, no wobble, no trembling, no shaking …), according to science it has 5 + a new one; locate at least a single chapter (in its general context) indicating the sun as a motionless object (according to science is fixed in the center of the solar system) … GOD save us in the only NAME, gracias.

  4. Chuck Welch

    Great teaching again, Dave,

    I greatly love, respect, and appreciate you and your Daddy-in-law (he knows me well…we’ve talked various times, esp. at Gen. Conf.).

    I’m strong post-trib also. Like Irvin, I used to be pre-trib also, but then got into the scriptures and found nothing but post-trib. God’s word is very plain regarding this.

    I enjoyed your teaching today on timing. Your teaching on 2 Thess.2 was excellent. There is, however, one area you may wish to check out regarding the “restrainer”. It appears you look at that restraining factor as the appointed timing of the Lord. I agree that that factor is involved. However, the scripture in 2 Thess.2:7 refers to the restrainer being a “he”. That “he” is definitely not the Holy Spirit (Peter’s message on the day of Pentecost shows that in answer to the question “What meaneth this?” in Acts 2:12, when he answered with the prophecy in Joel regarding the outpouring of God’s Spirit. He didn’t limit that outpouring to just then, but indicated that the outpouring would continue to the day of the Lord, Jesus’ second coming (Acts2:16-21). That is pure Apostolic doctrine! I believe that you believe that. The gospel doesn’t change during the time of great tribulation, and it’s going to bring a great harvest (Rev.7; 14). But I have looked at 2 Thess.2:7 in many versions of the Bible and they all refer to the restrainer as a “he”. The timing, as you well know, is at the time in which the man of sin (Antichrist) is revealed, bring in the time of great tribulation. That is the time of Rev.12:7-12, when Michael and his angels fight with Satan, and Satan is cast out of heaven into the earth. Satan’s attack begins against the woman (vs 13 -Israel), then all saints (Rev.12:17; 13:7).
    Notice in Daniel: Michael is the protector of Israel… Dan 10:21  But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.  Also at the time that brings great tribulation: Dan 12:1  And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. 
    Biblically, 2 Thess.2:7 and Dan 12:1, seem to connect Michael as the “he” that restrains the revealing of the man of sin, until God’s timing for it occurs. This seems to be the best biblical answer to the “restrainer” being a “he”.

    Please share with Irvin. He knows me. I am certainly open to your answer.

    Once again, thank you for your teaching… I greatly appreciate the ministry of Endtime. I am privileged to teach the Book of Revelation in Purpose Institute, and just recently taught a series on YouTube and Facebook (spurred on by Covid). God’s blessings…please greet Irvin for me.