To start, I will be posting Joel 3:1 and then separately Joel 3:2 and then Matthew 24 Scriptures and also 2 Thessalonians 2 Scriptures I am speaking of.
Joel 3:1 KJV For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
Joel 3:2 KJV I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
When we consider that Joel, in chapter 3 verse 1, speaks of "those days" we are allowed to ask if Joel is speaking of the "Tribulation of THOSE days" that is mentioned in Matthew 24.
Let us take a look:
Matthew 24:29-34 KJV Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
So from what it sounds like, the generation passes (1947 - conception of the fig tree to 2017) Immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days.
I believe, but I am NOT carving this in stone, that we might be raptured in January, but I cannot carve this in stone. What if the Tribulation of THOSE days is the the time of sorrows when the Antichrist serves in a governmental office? What if the Tribulation of THOSE days is January 2009 to January of 2017?
Let us take a look at what 2 Thessalonians 2 states about the Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition who we refer to as the Antichrist.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 KJV Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (the day of the rapture) shall NOT come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
So it sounds like the Antichrist, the son of perdition is revealed to the world BEFORE the rapture in the Tribulation of THOSE days. What if THOSE days refer to the time from 2009 to 2017 and IMMEDIATELY afterwards, after Donald Trump takes office, the rapture occurs?
I cannot carve this in stone, but this IS something to consider.
Because if we go by the Infallible Word of God, we KNOW that Psalm 109 speaks of 2009 and in this Psalm it does say "let another take his office." Let us take a look.
Psalm 109:6-8 KJV Set thou a wicked man (Obama the Antichrist) over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. 7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
8 Let his days be few; and let another (Donald Trump?) take his office.
Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Lightning in Hebrew does mean baraq or (baw-rak') and heavens means high place or bamah (bam-maw').
So Satan in Psalm 109:6 is confirmed in Luke 10:18! And it is clear that another (most likely Donald Trump) will take his office.
Does this mean the rapture could happen in January of 2017? We will just have to wait and find out.
To conclude, I hope we do go home in Hebrew Year 5777, which I believe could be the completion of the Age of Grace. May Yahweh the Father bless you abundantly these very last days. Shalom.