I must admit that I'm somewhat disappointed. I've been reading, listening, watching, etc. end times related things for about 10 years now (yes, I know that there are many more that have been doing so for many more years than that, but that's not the point). And I have held to the hope that the Church would very soon be taken home given the "re-birth" of Israel in May of 1948...and that, what I was convinced was a Biblical generation of 70 years. Now, it seems that was not the case. If it had, then "all these things" (which I believe included His 2nd Coming and the start of the Millennial Kingdom) would have been completed in 2018 (1948 + 70). Since we're now in 2012, it looks like either 1948 wasn't the actual return of the fig tree, or 70 years is no longer a biblical generation. Another possibility is that 70 years is more of a guideline than a hard number and a generation is actually something between 70 and 80 years. I don't know what to really think anymore. I see so many things falling into place, but yet the restrainer still seems to be holding things from reaching that breaking point.
I kind of feel like a prisoner in jail that is up for parole and really has been counting the days and looking forward to his freedom, only to find out that his parole hearing has been rescheduled, and he hasn't been told the new date so he doesn't even know how to go on with his count down. He knows that it'll happen sometime, but is disheartened that he realizes that his time in jail has been extended. (I'm not saying that I'm a rapture date believer, but that I thought it would happen sometime before 2012).
I don't know if this post makes sense. It's just something that's been sort of bringing me down. I even get to where I don't check the international news daily to see what is going on with Israel, or stay away from the news in general because it just seems like we're in some kind of holding pattern...which gets a little depressing, seeing the direction the world is heading and that they seemingly yern for it, everyday seeming more and more moral decay. I long for the Millennial Kingdom and the redemption of the creation.