The Greatest Event In 2000 Year-How Can It Be Friday & Why?
“All the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever sailed have not affected life as much as the One who divided BC from AD. The Bible is mocked by many, but the resurrection is one of the most documented events in history–recorded by men who ran when Christ was taken, but after His resurrection, they preferred death to denying Him,” says Dr. Richard Ruhling, an author who explains how this week fits a timeline given in Christ’s last seven parables.
Ruhling says those parables all support the same timing and must be aspects of the same huge event, “as the days of Noah” when destruction fell with Passover timing, but in the second spring month. Christ ended his last two parables with “watch [a clue for Passover], you don’t know the day or hour [the Greek word, eido, means understand because] it’s “like a man traveling to a far country.” Matthew 25:13,14.
If Israelites took a long journey after the winter, but couldn’t’ get back for Passover, they were to keep it a month later as prescribed in Numbers 9:10,11. Christians don’t read the law in spite of his saying that not one jot or tittle will pass from it till all is fulfilled. We are missing the clues—here are the 7 parables.
#1. “Learn a parable of the fig tree.” A couple days earlier in Matthew 21, he cursed a fig tree that was full of leaves but had no fruit. It was the characteristic of fig trees in that locality to have fruit when they had leaves. But Christ saw it as representing the Jewish nation—a high profession of truth and light, but they were like the barren tree, lacking the fruits of righteousness.
The lesson is for the US. Since kicking God, prayer and the Ten Commandments out of the schools, we are moving toward chaos living in the cities is not safe for those with children and not for adults either. The fig tree withered under Christ’s curse and what’s impending will reflect his judgment that many see as overdue. The parable’s phrase, ‘when summer is night’ fits 2nd Passover; summer is not nigh in April.
#2. “As the days of Noah,” the destruction will be wide-spread while people eat, build, plant, oblivious of the calamity that’s impending, and some mocking the idea.
#3. “Then [same time, 2nd spring month] two shall be in the field; one taken, the other left.” [Martial law?] This verse has been misunderstood as a rapture, but the last verses of Luke 17 clarify that issue.
#4. “The goodman if he had known…would have watched and not suffered his house to be broken by the thief.” The Bible explains itself. Christ comes as a thief for those who don’t “watch.” Rev 3:3. But watching means to be awake and Passover was the only night it was required, Matt 26:38-41.
The goodman (in Christ’s parable) is explained in Proverbs 7:19,20, King James Bible. He is on a long journey and comes back at the yom kece, full moon. Passover is on a full moon, but long journey means 2nd Passover, as explained above.
#5. The evil servant begins to smite his fellow servants. “Then [same timing] shall the kingdom be like 10 virgins.” The 10-virgin parable ends with “watch [clue for Passover], you don’t know…it’s like a man traveling to a far country”—2nd Passover for both of those last two parables. Matthew 25:13,14.
But it’s not all “doom and gloom.” The wedding parables offer the highest possible destiny. For the servant who is “so doing,” Luke 12:35-48, “He will make him ruler over all that He has,” but beaten with many stripes if we shrug this off. The “knock” in verse 36 is an earthquake that initiates the end-time “day of the Lord” as seen in numerous passages, Joel 2:10,11, 1Thess 5:2,3, Rev 8:5,6.
Ruhling says we should “watch and pray” as Christ asked His disciples on that last night, the eve of Passover. It was a microcosm of end-time events that will begin suddenly as all of the above parables show a sudden event. He says Thursday night, May 11/12 is when to ‘watch and pray’ and as an aid to staying awake, he recommends reading the closing chapters of Christ’s life from an excellent online source at http://www.whiteestate.org/books/da/da71.html.