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‘Rapture’ Likely To Occur By 2021, Claims World Bible Society President

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The End Times are nearing, and the ‘Rapture’ could happen within 10 years, according to the World Bible Society President. Dr. F. Kenton Beshore. More specifically, Beshore claims that the “Rapture” is likely to occur between now and 2021 and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ from 2018 and 2028.

The ‘Rapture” is the belief by some Protestant Christians that prior to the Second Coming of Christ, faithful Christians will be “caught up,” and removed from the Earth. Pre-tribulation rapture theology — such as espoused by Beshore — was developed in the 1830s by John Nelson Darby and the Plymouth Brethren and popularized in the United States in the early 20th century by the wide circulation of the Scofield Reference Bible.

Beshore says he’s releasing his estimate at this time of global economic, political and spiritual crisis in hopes of inspiring believers to get prepared for the greatest opportunity for worldwide evangelism in the last 2,000 years.

As part of this effort, Beshore says his Costa Mesa, Calif.-based ministry is printing millions of copies of the 45-page Jewish Scriptures to distribute to Jews worldwide before the seven-year Tribulation period. Beshore hopes Jews will read the books containing Biblical prophecies about Jesus’ first and second comings and become some of the “144,000 Billy Grahams” described in Revelation 7 that will lead billions to Christ during the Tribulation.

“There are 144,000 Jews during the Tribulation who are going to turn to the Lord,” says Beshore — the 86-year-old father of Kenton Beshore, pastor of Mariner’s Church in Irvine, Calif., one of the nation’s 25 largest churches. “Now, we are all going to be gone (following the Rapture).”

“But if we can get our Jewish Scriptures into their hands now, the Holy Spirit will lead them to them at the right time. They may have set them aside, but they will read them, turn to the Lord and lead billions and billions to Jesus,” said Beshore.

For his prediction, Beshore updates some of the material used in the 1970’s Hal Lindsey book, “The Late Great Planet Earth.” In the book, Lindsey claimed he had unlocked the secrets of the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24-25 in which Jesus described the signs of his Second Coming.

Lindsey suggested the generation that witnessed the 1948 rebirth of the nation of Israel — purportedly symbolized by the fig tree — would see the return of Christ. Lindsey wrote a biblical generation is “something like 40 years” — suggesting that “within 40 years or so of 1948, all these things could take place.”

But when 1988 came and went without Jesus’ return, Lindsey came under heavy criticism, ministers shied away from teaching Bible prophecy and many became skeptical about predictions regarding the Second Coming. They noted Jesus’ admonition in Matthew 24:36 that no one would know the “day or hour” of His return.

While no one knows the exact date, Beshore argues people can know the “times and seasons,” or the approximate timeframe, by watching for the signs Jesus described of his return.

In terms of the prediction in The Late Great Planet Earth, Beshore argues Lindsey’s interpretation of the parable of the fig tree was right, but he was wrong about the length of a biblical generation.

Instead of 40 years, Beshore says Psalms 90:10 reveals a biblical generation is actually 70-80 years: “The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong.”

Therefore, Beshore believes the Second Coming will occur sometime between 2018 and 2028, or 70 to 80 years after 1948.

Taking into account the seven-year Tribulation period, Beshore expects the Rapture — the belief that Christians will be miraculously removed from the Earth prior to the Tribulation and Second Coming — to occur sometime between now and 2021.

But before the Rapture occurs, Beshore says certain events must still take place.

Beshore says five of these events are taking place now — the “falling away” or apostasy of the church, an increase in travel and knowledge, the rise of anti-Semitism, development of “Mark of the Beast” technology and that Israel is dwelling safely before an attack by a coalition of Russian and Islamic nations.

20 thoughts on “‘Rapture’ Likely To Occur By 2021, Claims World Bible Society President

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    October 26, 2012 at 9:15 am
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    Maybe it will occur on 21.12.2012?

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      May 26, 2020 at 10:36 pm
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      I am fairly convinced that the rapture of the Bride of Christ might take place with the start of the next Sabbatical year, a period of 7 years, on Tuesday 7 September 2021.
      It is very ineresting to take note that, according to ancient Jewish customs, a Jewish wedding took place on a Tuesday.
      Also this falls on the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana, the Feast of Trumpets.
      Only time will tell. The Lord says in His Word with regard to the rapture, “But you do not live in darkness that you will not now….”

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        September 27, 2020 at 6:14 pm
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        I am no biblical scholar, but i believe you might be right. I hope you are.

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          May 13, 2021 at 5:22 am
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          After listening to messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn and the great symmetrical work of Phil Richardson, I believe you are on mark or very close to it.! The trumpets are the call to awakening, alertness (announcement of the 7 angels and 7 trumpets), and great victory is at hand !. Only other alternative dates I get are 9/15/21 to 9/18/21. All makes sense given the worlds conditions as of 5/12/21 :)!

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        March 9, 2021 at 9:02 am
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        I agree this is a high watch date after the new moon on Monday Sep 6

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    October 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm
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    What is it that is unique to American Christianity that explains multi-generational support for this Fundamentalist/Evangelical/Pentecostal interpretation of “Biblical Codes”I wish these people could explain this with something otherwise than it’s “Gods’ will” or “God loves America more than anywhere else in history” nonsense. Almost two thousand years of scholars reading Biblical text in the original Greek, Aramaic and/or Old Hebrew and gave the world nothing but literal interpretations of text – 175 years (from the Millerites) or so of American reading in badly translated English and lo and behold — now we know what the fiture holds…

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      February 2, 2021 at 3:30 am
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      I’m ready for it to happen tonight. There’s so much happening right now that could point to that. Its not getting better; its getting worser and worser and worser and worser and worser every day.
      Its time for the coming of Jesus Christ right now. Come Lord Jesus Come!!!!!!!!! Please come right now Lord Jesus,Please.

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        March 28, 2021 at 11:06 pm
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        Yes, thank you! finally, someone agrees with me! I can’t take it anymore! Life it has so many many challenges, people who treat you like dirt, and so many sorrows! People hurting their own kind, children starving to death, and I don’t even want to start on the pollution of the Earth!

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          April 2, 2021 at 11:46 am
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          I feel you julianne and I understand your pain. I recently took it upon myself to study scripture on my own to see what God tells me. Through my studies, I have learned to truly love myself for who I am and not for what I am or what I have. One of God’s greatest gifts and the most valuable thing we own is our free will. However, in the past I have given it away by allowing others to dictate how I feel. Just imagine if you didn’t wake up today… Would you be happy with what you did yesterday? We never know when the last moment that we take our last breath will be. I don’t want mine to be a day filled with worry or sadness. In the Bible, God repeatedly asks us to trust in him. Since the day I actually started doing that, things have changed and I have changed. I would gladly repeat all of the hardships that I have experienced, if I knew I would end experiencing God the way that I have. If you are ever looking for the truth, open your Bible up and just read. Do it alone and in a place with no distractions, no phone, music, or tv. Just reserve time for you and God. Then see what he tells you. Never forget, he is always with us and he is all we’ll ever need.

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    October 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm
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    In times of crisis, taking refuge in fantasy is not unusual, particularly in the United States…

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      September 27, 2020 at 6:17 pm
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      I pray the Lord to help you.

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    May 19, 2020 at 9:31 pm
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    I strongly believe the rapture will take place at the beginning of a Sabbatical year, which is represented by a period of 7 years. This will also be the 7 years that the Antichrist will rule over the earth.
    I therefore did a google search for the start of the next Sabbatical year. It turns out to be on Rosh Hashana 2021……💥💥💥🙇🙇🙇

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    July 5, 2020 at 9:25 pm
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    Good read. I believe the LORD is coming anytime now and those doing the math
    above are near target. HE gave us many clues – why else would HE tell us to
    watch more than a dozen times. Most importantly, HE promised the book of truth
    (mostly daniel 11) would be open to us and HE says to watch for the abomination of desolation which is the rapture and great multitude in heaven. As for math, If the LORD was physically
    born on 3 or 4 BC, and Peter’s comment about knowing just one thing, that a day is
    like a thousand years and vice versa, it proves your math points even more. I’ll stop here but
    someone asked if this pestilence is in the bible? – Isaiah 26:19-21 19 But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. 20 Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. 21 See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer.”

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    August 20, 2020 at 8:44 pm
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    I agree, great post. Isaiah 26: 19-21 are some interesting verses, hinting to a soon
    return of the LORD. I’m reading daniel 11 but I was told that Darby and Henry
    already explained it. If they couldn’t because the book of truth wasn’t open to
    them yet and taking a passage like 11: 30 says ships from the west will keep
    the king of the North at bay like daniel11truth person says that makes it very
    interesting. Thanks for the post and allowing my post. DN

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    January 20, 2021 at 8:46 pm
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    Good read. I am still hoping for a May 14, 2021 or sooner rapture, based on the fig tree generation and Psalms 90:10. With that date now less than 4 months away, I am wondering what Christians will do or believe if the rapture does not occur. Obviously, our problems are solved if it does occur. If not though, what then? Do we start to believe in a post-tribulation rapture, do we re-interpret the length of a generation to be 120 years, etc.? Curious for people’s thoughts. With world events and the way things are going, I think our Lord has already mounted His horse! :)

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    January 22, 2021 at 7:00 am
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    Those people that declares the EXACT DATE of the rapture is a FALSE PROPHETS..

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    January 22, 2021 at 2:23 pm
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    I’ve been watching and waiting for over 35 years now. O really believed I would not see age 60 because I would be Raptured. However, here I am over 70 now. However, 2017 I have seen events speed up amazingly. This last year – 2020 – especially has seen a flurry of events that point towards the last seven years. I am not saying that we are seeing Bible prophecy fulfilled as some commentators keep saying. What we are seeing is the stage being set for so cataclysmic event to user in the Antichrist. Wars, famines, pestilences are with us and increasing but we are not yet at a global crisis. It may be an economic collapse, the Coronavirus mutates and cannot be controlled, a nuclear exchange – whatever. But we won’t gradually come to the Antichrist. He will suddenly be revealed. I am hoping that event will be the Rapture. That millions suddenly vanishing will have such an effect that the AC will be the man who plausibly explains it away and puts things right. He has to have some supernatural element to perform great signs and wonders to deceive millions of people.

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      March 3, 2021 at 9:59 pm
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      Hope your right ,and hope it is this year ,I cant stand this place much more.

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    March 6, 2021 at 11:27 am
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    The A.C. ? Notice the word CONTINUE.
    Rev.17:10. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, [and] the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must CONTINUE a short space.
    Rev.13:5. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to CONTINUE forty [and] two months.
    This 42 Months is the DURATION of the WOMAN being in a Place PREPARED – “AWAY from the FACE of the Serpent” Rev.12:6 & 14
    The WOMAN (Church?) is located on the 7 Mountains – [Rome?] (Rev.17:9)
    The A.C. is the SEVENTH “King” of the SOVEREIGN Country of VATICAN since 1929 “Lateran Treaty.”
    The Vatican has TWO Popes (John – Paul II was the 5th FALLEN “King”) Benedict is 6th. – Francis will CONTINUE a short space/42 Months as Sec.General of the UN New World Order.
    Tale NOTE of Francis’ AGE. – Will he live another 3.5 years? In 2021 Francis is 84 years old.

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    March 30, 2021 at 9:40 am
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    wow, just found this… in 2021!!! I too am looking for the rapture!! Seems this is the end of the fig tree generation, the end of the 2520 years and according the members replying here… the start of a Sabbatical year which I’ve never heard of before. Now we have covid that is leading the way of who can buy or sell… and the vaccination which seems to very likely be the mark of the beast. I did not believe it was but I watched a video on a YouTube channel called “Gods Roadmap to the End”, GREAT CHANNEL, and he shows how the mark can precede the rapture and the antichrist. I still do not know if it’s the mark since you can get it in either arm from what I know and I have never heard of anyone getting it in their forehead. BUT the fact that it changes your DNA is VERY VERY scary!!!

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