According to HAROLD CAMPING the RAPTURE was supposed to take place at 6 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2011.
LIKE OTHERS before him…who POSTPONE…MESSIAH'S KINGDOM…UNTIL AFTER…THE…SO-CALLED SECRET RAPTURE…& SECOND COMING…Camping WAS WRONG!
And he had been wrong before.
Camping also predicted the rapture would occur in Mid September of 1994.
Prior to Camping, it was Edgar C. Whisenhant…a former NASA engineer…who made numerous false prophecies…beginning with his infamous…"88 REASONS WHY THE RAPTURE WILL BE IN 1988"…and who continued making false prophecies until his death in 1997.
Before him there were hundreds…perhaps thousands…dating all the way back to Mary McDonald…whose false prophecy given around 1830 influenced John Darby and contributed to the establishment of an entire interpretive system concerning the LAST DAYS, known as DISPENSATIONAL PREMILLENIALISM.
You see saints…if you and I do not understand the last days according to Jesus and what Holy Scripture says about…TIMES & SEASONS…(EPOCHS or AGES)…we will be TEMPTED to CREATE OUR OWN DOCTRINE of "END TIMES".
This is exactly what has happened in the Church today!
In 2 Timothy 2:15 Paul challenges his son in the ministry to, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
One of the critically important KEYS…to being able TO RIGHTLY DIVIDE the SCRIPTURES is AN ACCURATE UNDERSTANDING of the TIMES & SEASONS that GOD REVEALED to the PROPHETS of ISRAEL in the OLD TESTAMENT.
Both Old and the New Testaments speak of "the end" of the times and seasons (epochs or ages) of Moses and Old Covenant Israel and the dawning of the times and seasons (epochs or ages) of Messiah and the times of the Gentiles.
The OLD TESTAMENT CANON is about the AGE of MOSES…or the TIMES of the OLD COVENANT AGE of HISTORY.
The Old Testament is REALLY about God's SOVERIEGN DEALINGS with the JEWISH PEOPLE in order to BRING FORTH THE MESSIAH…the SAVIOR and RULER of both JEW & GENTILE…and the ULTIMATE GOAL or END of the LAW of MOSES.
The ENTIRE NEW TESTAMENT is about the LAST DAYS or the END of the TIME & SEASON of the OLD COVENANT AGE…and the ESTABLISHMENT of the TIME & SEASON of the NEW COVENANT AGE…MESSIAH'S ADMINISTRATION of the KINGDOM of God.
Jesus came to fulfill and to bring an end to the times or age of Moses and the Old Covenant administration of the Kingdom of heaven and establish the New Covenant Administration of the Kingdom of heaven.
ACCORDING to BOTH the OLD & NEW TESTAMENTS…the PURPOSE of MESSIAH'S DAY…and the NEW COVENANT ADMINISTRATION of the KINGDOM of God…is to DEAL with SATAN and HIS KINGDOM… PRINCIPALITIES…POWERS…the RULERS of the darkness of the PRESENT EVIL AGE…THRONES & DOMINIONS…and BRING to an END the PRESENT EVIL AGE.
In Luke 21:24 Jesus declares that the dawning of Messiah's day...ushers into history "the times of the gentiles" (nations).
In this critically important message, Understanding Times & Seasons," I deal with what Jesus Himself taught about the end of the times and seasons of Moses and the Jewish age and the establishment of Messiah's Day and "the times of the gentiles" (the time or season in which God deals with the nations on the basis of their response to the Gospel of the Kingdom).
(This powerful message, "Understanding Times & Seasons (epochs or ages)" is actually part of my series: The LAST DAYS ACCORDING TO JESUS. I plan to follow this message with two messages dealing with discipleship of the nations entitled, "The Times of The Gentiles" from Luke 21:24, and "The Judgement of the Nations" from Revelation 19. )
To watch UNDERSTANDING TIMES & SEASONS click here:http://kingschurchjax.com/the-last-days-according-to-jesus-understanding-times-and-seasons-bishop-george-kouri1 .
The illustration above is from a painting entitled, "the Rider on the White Horse."