The Bible’s end-time ‘day of the LORD’ begins with an earthquake that fits overlooked clues by Christ in Matthew 24 and brings judgment, says Dr Richard Ruhling, author on Bible prophecy.
“Blood moons, solar eclipse, Iran’s ‘peace & safety’ treaty, papal visits to Congress & UN in 2015 signaled end-times but they couldn’t begin until after the sabbatical year of 2016 because the end-times are a ‘week’ of years with the last of 7 years also being a sabbatical year,” says Dr. Richard Ruhling who says churches worldwide should ‘watch and pray’ as Christ did on His last night.”
Ruhling says a 99.9% prediction for a large LA Earthquake (LA Times, October 22, 1915 for a 3-year likelihood could fit a May event “as the days of Noah.”)
“Not all doom and gloom” says Ruhling who says it’s a great opportunity, reflecting on two disciples wanting to be on Christ’s right and left in His kingdom. Christ asked them, Can you drink of the cup that I drink of? They said Yes. On His last night, Christ gave them the cup (communion) but then they slept when they should have prayed, and ran when they should have stayed with Him. History took a bad detour that can end on the night it began, memorializing the greatest events of Old and New Testaments—Passover!
The Jews kept Passover weeks ago, but speaking of end-times in Matthew 24, Christ cited examples that fit a provision in their law for Passover a month later, “as the days of Noah” or “like a man traveling to a far country.” If Israelites took a long journey and couldn’t get back for Passover they were to keep it the 2nd spring month, Numbers 9:10,11, says Ruhling
Linking end-times to a huge event on that date should convince honest Jews that Christ was the Master who took the long journey (to heaven) and is returning for Passover, a time of judgment, (Exodus 12:12) as He foretold in Matthew 25:13,14. God won’t do anything without revealing it, Amos 3:7, but we’ve misunderstood You don’t know the day or hour. The Greek, eido, means to understand. He was saying the disciples didn’t understand and He then gave the examples, ‘as the days of Noah.’
But we don’t expect to see Him—His coming is like God came to Egypt to exercise judgment. Egypt killed babies in Exodus 1. This ‘Christian nation’ has killed 60 million in the womb. Egypt enslaved Israelites. The US has enslaved most people with alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, drugs in a medical system falsely called healthcare due to its relief of symptoms, but Rx drugs are a leading cause of illness and death, says Ruhling, a retired physician who taught Health Science at Loma Linda Univ.
He says millions are slaves to food, gambling, rock music, TV, Hollywood–crime, violence, sex and perversion—we celebrate our freedom to live in bondage as we choose, but die without hope. Muslims may also find relevant information at http://IslamUSinProphecy.wordpress.com
For all whose faith can grasp it, Ruhling says Christ will ‘knock’ and if we are watching (awake on the eve of Passover as the Last Supper imagery supports) and ‘open unto Him immediately’ by keeping the Feast of Unleavened Bread that begins at Passover, “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has,” Luke 12:36-44.
The ‘knock’ is an earthquake because the only other place Christ ‘knocked’ (Rev 3:20) was for a lukewarm church that ended in an earthquake circa 63 AD, says Ruhling.
He explains that the Feast of Unleavened Bread is not about crackers, but doctrines, Matthew 16:12. God got an ignorant bride at Sinai that worshiped a calf, in spite of God later saying, “I am married to you,” Jeremiah 3:14. That explains Christ’s wedding parables, misunderstood by millions as a rapture when careful study shows it’s better to be “left behind,” Luke 17:36,37. The rapture comes at the ‘last trumpet’ (1Corinthians 15:52) and there are 7 trumpets to follow this earthquake, Revelation 8:5,6.
“Watching” is protective. “If the goodman had known…he would have watched and not suffered his house to be broken…” Matthew 24:43. The King James Bible shows the goodman is on a long trip and comes back at the yom kece, full moon, Proverbs 7:19,20. Passover is on a full moon, but a long journey means Passover in the 2nd spring month, Numbers 9:10,11. Overlooked clues, says Ruhling who expects the earthquake event to reflect aspects of all 7 parables, Matthew 24:32-25:30.
An Orthodox Rabbi from NC says, “the timing makes perfect sense.”
The unleavened bread (teachings to be considered during the 7-day feast if Christ ‘knocks’ with an earthquake) have a 7-fold emphasis in the Bible, like the statutes (law) in Ezekiel 20:11-24 and they are the basis of our being His kingdom. The New Covenant Promise to put His laws in our hearts includes the statutes, Ezekiel 36:25-27 and there are 7 topics with a 7-fold emphasis for consideration during the 7 day feast and they have a contextual link to the 7 seals in Revelation 6.
Dr. Richard Ruhling is author of The Earthquake & the 7 Seals, available on Amazon. Readers who don’t have Kindle can download a free reader for it. Ruhling has more information at http://TheBridegroomComes.com and http://MayJudgmentDay.com