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The Last Days And Latter Days

Can anyone explain the similarities, oneness, or differences of The Last Days & Latter days in relation to The Lord's Return?

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 ---Bob6749_[Elishama] on 12/15/06
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I believe "last days" and "latter days" are both the same. We are now in the last days of the latter days. We are also now in the latter days of the last days.
---Helen_5378 on 6/8/08


The on-line dictionary I checked defines "latter" as "near to the end than to the beginning" and "last" as "coming at the end."

In other words, there's no difference.
---Jack on 8/27/07


When Christ/Messiah said "it is finished", His work was finished on earth! Enter God's Holy Spirit on the Day Of Pentecost [Jn.14:*16,17-26,27-31, Acts 2:1>] who will be with & in believers up to Christ's second return to earth throughout all eternity.
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 1/5/07


Caring - Kay is right. I was referring to the whole of Jesus' finished work on the Cross for the sin of mankind.
---Helen_5378 on 1/3/07


Caring, I believe Helen was referring to Jesus' atoning work on the cross.
---Kay on 1/2/07




Helen said: "The last days began when Jesus ascended back to Heaven, His work on earth completely finished."

When Jesus ascended into Heaven, his work on earth had just started.
---Caring on 1/2/07


Helen5378, in rereading your reply, we're speaking of apples & apples. Messias/Christ was in Heaven when Peter quoted the prophet Joel, or the Comforter would not have enabled him to make his "this is that" prophetic statement. You all most had me!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 1/2/07


**The Last days 'beginning' when Simon Peter quoted Acts 2:15-21 on The Day Of Pentecost.**

You're quite right, Bob.

When all else fails, try going with what the Bible actually says about itself.

I'm sure that St. Peter knows more about the Bible than the rest of us here p ut togetehr.
---Jack on 1/2/07


Helen, I'll stay with what Simeon Peter quoted on the day of Pentecost, prophesied by the prophet Joel in the 2nd chapter of his book.

That Christ ushered it in is a given, Simon Peter put a face on it along with Matt.24:1>, Mk.13:1>, Lke.21:5>, & other prophesies, not to mention the total destruction of the Great Jewish Temple. Modern pictures confirm one stone was not left upon another. Large bottom stones, much smaller stones on top of them.

---bob6749_[Elishama] on 1/1/07


Bob8749Elishama - The last days began when Jesus ascended back to Heaven, His work on earth completely finished.
---Helen_5378 on 12/31/06




Helen, your response seems to be "right on the money".

The Last days 'beginning' when Simon Peter quoted Acts 2:15-21 on The Day Of Pentecost.

If The Last Days began with that declaration, 'The Latter' Days Of/In These Last Days began somewhere around the 'budding' of the fig tree [Israel, G_d's Prophetic Marker], Jesus Christ Himself pointed to in responding to the disciples question of 'WHEN'!

This was fulfilled in 1948 in the exact same location.

What Say Ye?
---bob8749_[Elishama] on 12/30/06


The latter days represent the time period between the LORDS ascent following His resurrection & His return. The last days represent the day of His return which brings forth the wrath of God, & the day (Millennium) of His physical reign for the duration of this earth age.
---joseph on 12/29/06


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