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April 10, 2023
"But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass IN THE LAST DAYS, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:"
Acts 2:16-18, KJV
NOTE: Peter -- who had just been filled with the Holy Spirit -- is clearly saying two things: Joel's prophecy was being fulfilled at that time during the First Century, and that period was also the Last Days. The phrase "last days" does NOT mean from 30 AD to the 21st Century, as some modern Bible teachers erroneously teach. That is a false doctrine of men.
"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that WE WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN [meaning Paul and other First Century Christians] unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then WE WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN [meaning Paul and other First Century Christians] shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, KJV
NOTE: The fact that Paul includes himself by saying "we" is clear proof that he was expecting Christ's soon return, and he was hoping to still be alive to witness it.
"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath IN THESE LAST DAYS spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;"
Hebrews 1:1-2, KJV
NOTE: The phrase "lasts days" refer to the very end of the Prophet Daniel's 70 weeks -- or 490 years -- prophecy.
"For yet a little while, and he that shall come [meaning Jesus] WILL COME, and WILL NOT TARRY."
Hebrews 10:37, KJV
NOTE: A little while does NOT mean in 2,000 years.
"Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together FOR THE LAST DAYS . . . Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for THE COMING OF THE LORD DRAWETH NIGH."
James 5:2-3, 7-8, KJV
NOTE: The Apostle James is likewise confirming that it was the Last Days, and he was convinced that Jesus would be returning soon.
"But the END OF ALL THINGS IS AT HAND: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer."
1 Peter 4:7, KJV
NOTE: This verse confirms the "last days" of Hebrews 1:1-2 above.
"Little children, IT IS THE LAST TIME: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby WE KNOW THAT IT IS THE LAST TIME."
1 John 2:18, KJV
NOTE: Not once, but twice, John tells his readers that it is the Last Time, or the very end of the Prophet Daniel's 70 weeks prophecy.
Conclusion: Peter, James and John -- who were Jesus' inner circle -- as well as the Apostle Paul, were all convinced that Jesus would return during their lifetimes, exactly as He had promised them in these verses:
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL COME AGAIN, AND RECEIVE YOU unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also . . . I will not leave you comfortless: I WILL COME TO YOU."
John 14:2-3, 18, KJV
How can we continue to resist the plain truth of the Scriptures?
For a more in-depth explanation of this topic, please refer to articles such as the seven-part series entitled "Jesus Christ's Return: Have We Been Deceived?", which you can find at the URL below:
Please also refer to the KJV Bible Verse List called "Jesus Returned During the First Century", which you can find at the following URL: