(1) The Jewish Temple has not been rebuilt in Jerusalem
Firstly, Jesus told of the temple being destroyed. Later he spoke of the abomination of desolation that was to take place in the temple as prophesied by the prophet Daniel. This prophecy had already taken place when Antiochus IV Epiphanes set up an altar to Zeus in the Second Temple in Jerusalem, and sacrificed swine on it around the year 167 BC.
In 70AD the temple was destroyed and the site was in ruins until 696AD when the Dome of the Rock Shrine was built on the site. According to Muslim tradition, Mohammed was supposed to have ascended into heaven from this site, even though his tomb is in Medina and (unlike Jesus) Mohammed did not rise from the dead.
Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple
Matthew 24:1-2: Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”
The Abomination of Desolation
Matthew24:15 : “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand).
For the Dome of the Rock to become a Jewish Temple, there is going to have to be some wheeling and dealing taking place. This is a definite sign that the end of the World is near. Until such time, you need not worry.
(2) The Antichrist has to be revealed
Before Jesus returns a person who proclaims himself to be God has to appear and perform the abomination of desolation.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4: Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
(3) The Gospel has not been preached to every tribe on the earth
This has not happened yet. There are still tribes to be found within the jungles of the Amazon and even Papua New Guinea. Some of the tribes that have been discovered of late, it is said, have yet to have contact with any modernized person, let alone have the gospel preached to them.
Matthew 24:14: And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
(4) The prophecy regarding the days of Noah has not been fulfilled since the rebuilding of the Jewish Nation, Israel.
In the days of Noah, God said that those on the Earth would only live 120yrs. Then the flood came but Noah was saved. The Israelites are to be saved as a nation. It appears that Israel began to become a nation at the signing of the declaration of by England’s foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour when Palestine was a British Protectorate around the time of the First World War.
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 favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours 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.
Arthur James Balfour
When you calculate 120 years from 1917AD you arrive at the year 2037AD.
The Mystery of Israel’s Salvation
Romans 11: 25-26 Lest you be wise in your own sight, I want you to understand this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved
The Lesson of the Fig Tree
Mathew 24:32-36: “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
(5) The Church is not yet 2000 years old.
Moses was shown everything that was in Heaven by God. Many of the Salvation Truths are hidden so that only when a person’s eyes are opened will they perceive them. Everything to do with the Tabernacle of Moses contains various truths in symbolic form.
(For instance, the candelabra have 66 knops which are representative of the 66 books of the Bible. The seven candles on the candelabra are representative of the seven fold Spirit of God and the seven church ages.)
The outer court is represents the time from Abraham to Christ. The inner court represents the age of the Holy Spirit and the holy of holies represents the 1000yr reign of Christ on this earth. The actual measurements of these courts indicate the years. The inner court measurements are two thousand cubits and this is the age of the Holy Spirit or church age.
Since the church age began around 29-33AD and is to last for 2000 years, this means that there is still some time yet before 2029-33.
There is a little uncertainty as to when Jesus died due to some issues with calculations of dates around the period of Jesus birth and death. Origen, a famous Christian teacher (c. 185–254AD), put the death and resurrection of Jesus as being in 33AD, but others suggest that it was up to four years earlier. This still puts the end of the church age as somewhere around 2033.
If we take the Balfour Declaration of 1917AD as being the start of the 120yrs before the flood of Noah’s Day , which comes to 2037AD and then subtract 3.5 years for the tribulation period that will be on Earth prior to Jesus’ return, as prophesied in the book of Revelation, then we come to the year 2033AD. This brings us in line with a 2000 year church age that began in 33AD, when Jesus rose from the dead as Origen claims.