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Incoming e-mail, Re: Monday's 3 Hr. Encounter with God! (Rapture Dream Confirmation)
Someone just sent me confirmation about the nearness of the Rapture. It's from an encounter with the Lord just this past Monday. Things are looking up and so am I. Nancy ;)
From: S. Armstrong
Subject: Re: Military Communications Alert [THU, 02-11-10]
Date: 2/10/2010 5:27:00 P.M. PST
Hi Nansing, thanks so much for sharing your dream. How exciting to see Jesus so near. I go to the "Rapture In The Air" website a lot and someone shared this experience that happened Monday night to her niece. I thought you would be encouraged by it. What she heard is that JESUS' COMING IS VERY NEAR which corresponds with what you felt about your dream. Here it is:
I have a very special niece that is a good Christian girl. Last night she had an "encounter" with the Lord. She is just so excited today she can't hardly contain herself! She said this has never ever happened to her:
She said she was sitting on her couch when she felt a gripping in her heart. She had no idea what it was. Then she started just weeping uncontrollably. She said for 3 solid hours God talked with her.
He told her that the time is very, very near. To please tell everyone she knows. He said that there was only "one Grain of Sand" left in the timer and that it is ready to fall soon. He told her to make peace with all enemies, let all bitterness go, and to love everyone. He said that His people do not realize how close He is to returning. He said that absolutely nothing in this world matters at all, only Him!!
While they were talking, she asked if He would heal her hip. She has been putting off hip replacement. She said He said, "It is done." She has no pain at all -- is completely healed.
She said after 3 hours that she was just in awe and total shock and every other feeling you can imagine!
JESUS COMES AS THE FORMER AND LATTER RAIN, AND "RESERVETH UNTO US THE APPOINTED WEEKS OF THE HARVEST"
By Marilyn Agee
"ALL THINGS" ARE FORETOLD, "HERE A LITTLE, AND THERE A LITTLE"
In Mark 13:23, Jesus said, "But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things." All the puzzle pieces we need to put together the picture of the end times are hidden in the Bible somewhere, even the days of the first and second comings of Christ, the First-Trump Rapture, and the Last-Trump Rapture.
Dan 12:10 says, "...none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand."
Isa 28:9,10 says, "Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little".
WHAT ABOUT NO ONE KNOWS THE DAY AND HOUR?
In Mt. 24:36,37, Jesus said, "But of that day and hour KNOWETH (present tense, on that day, no man knew) no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. BUT (changing the subject) as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
NOAH KNEW THE YEAR AND THE DAY
Noah knew the year, because in Gen 6:3, he was told that man had 120 years. He knew the day, because in Gen 7:4, he was told that it would start to rain in 7 days. He just did not know the hour. It looks like the 120 years applies again in our days. The first Zionist Congress met in 1897. 1897 + 120 = 2017. 2017 - 7 = 2010, this year. Surely we are approaching takeoff.
IT LOOKS LIKE THE WISE VIRGINS CAN KNOW THE YEAR AND DAY, BUT NOT THE HOUR
Mt 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an HOUR as ye think not the Son of man cometh."
THE FOOLISH VIRGINS DO NOT KNOW THE DAY OR HOUR
Mt 25:13 says, "Watch therefore, for YE KNOW NEITHER THE DAY NOR THE HOUR WHEREIN THE SON OF MAN COMETH."
Luke 12:46 says, "The lord of that servant (the foolish one) will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder (lit., cut him off), and will appoint him his portion (of the Tribulation) with the unbelievers." Mt. 24:51 adds, "And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites (pretenders): there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Mt. 22:11-14 says, "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment (like the Laodiceans): And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness (outside the Rapture door darkness); there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen."
We must be called, chosen and faithful. Rev. 17:14 says that they "that are (present tense) with him (Christ) are called, and chosen, and faithful."
THREE PUZZLE PIECES IN ONE VERSE
Jer 5:24 says, "...the LORD our God, that giveth RAIN, BOTH THE FORMER (yoreh, autumn showers) AND THE LATTER (malqosh, spring showers), IN HIS SEASON (the Lord's season): HE RESERVETH UNTO US THE APPOINTED WEEKS OF THE HARVEST". The weeks are counted from Firstfruits to the Eve of Pentecost. Ascension Day is the 40th day.
1. The former rain of Tishri 1 was when Jesus was born.
2. The latter rain of Nisan 1, when all Hebrew kings officially took office, will be when Jesus returns on the first day of the Regnal, Sacred and Jubilee Years.
3. It looks like the "APPOINTED WEEKS OF THE HARVEST" applies to us, suggesting the times of both the First-Trump Rapture and the Last-Trump Rapture.
TWO RAPTURES, THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE DURING THE WEEKS OF THE BARLEY HARVEST, THE LAST-TRUMP RAPTURE AS THE LAST OF THE WHEAT HARVEST AT THE TIME OF THE VINTAGE
Eze 34:26,27 is similar to Jer 5:24. It says, "I will cause the shower to come down IN HIS SEASON; there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field (maybe the fig tree, Israel, shall yield her fruit, and THE EARTH SHALL YIELD HER INCREASE".
Lev 26:4,5 says, "Then I will give you RAIN IN DUE SEASON, and the LAND SHALL YIELD HER INCREASE (i.e., the barley harvest, which is winnowed), and the trees of the field (world) shall yield their fruit. AND YOUR THRESHING (of wheat) SHALL REACH UNTO THE VINTAGE" (i.e., until the Feast of Trumpets).
I'm no prophet, but I think the Bible indicates that the First-Trump Rapture of I Thess. 4:16,17 will be on the Lord's Day, Sunday, May 9, 2010, Iyar 25, Ascension Day, during the weeks of barley harvest. We are "a kind of firstfruits of his creatures" (James 1:18).
I think the Last-Trump Rapture will be at the time of the vintage, the Feast of Trumpets, on Black Monday, Tishri 1, 5776, Sept. 14, 2015, the great and terrible Day of the Lord, the Day of God's Wrath.
SEVEN MONTHS PRECEDING THE SECOND ADVENT
According to Eze. 39:12,13, there will be 7 months between the Day of God's Wrath on Tishri 1 to the Second Advent on the following Nisan 1, the first day of the Jubilee Year that runs from Nisan 1, 5776, Saturday, April 9, 2016, to Nisan 1, 5777, Tue, March 28, 2017.
For there to be 7 months between Tishri 1 and the following Nisan 1, that year has to be a Leap Year with the 13th month, Adar II. That is why Dan 12:11 says that there will be 1290 days instead of the expected 1260. That extra month is Adar II, 5776, the month preceding the Second Advent on Nisan 1, 5776. That day begins the Jubilee Year, because 75 days later, Daniel will stand in his inheritance in Israel. It looks like the Lord built a good case for the Second Advent being on Nisan 1, 5776, the first day of the Regnal, Sacred, and Jubilee Years. The extra 30 days and the need for a Jubilee Year to follow a Sabbatic year seems to lock in 5776/5777 as the Jubilee, and 1967 + 50 = 2017. 2017 - 7 = 2010, this year. We are almost home.
Let's run over that again. If Nisan 1, 5776 to Nisan 1, 5777 is the Jubilee Year, the preceding year must be a Sabbatic Year. 5775 is Sabbatic. Thus the Jubilee can start in 5776. It would be announced on the Day of Atonement, Sept. 23, 2015, ten days after the Day of God's Wrath. This seems to lock in the date of the Jubilee Year. In Mt. 24:3, Jesus was asked what would be the sign of his coming and the consummation of the age. He answered with the Parable of the Fig Tree. Israel grew leaves, Sinai, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, and West Bank in the Six-Day War of 1967. That was the sign of Jesus' coming and the consummation of the age. 1967 + 50 = 2017. Israel will be put back on her land in the Jubilee Year, so the Jubilee Year should start at the Second Advent. Look at these numbers: 1897 + 120 = 2017, 1897 + 50 = 1947, year of the British Mandate for Palestine, 1947 + 20 = 1967, year of the Six-Day War, 1967 + 50 = 2017, the Jubilee. Things are coming together.
JESUS CAME AS THE FORMER RAIN, TISHRI 1, AND WILL RETURN AS THE LATTER RAIN, NISAN 1
In Israel, the former rain starts Tishri 1, in the late summer or early autumn, and the latter rain starts Nisan 1, in the spring). Jesus comes as the former and latter rain. Therefore, I think his First Advent was on Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets, the first day of the Civil Year, and his Second Advent will be on Nisan 1, the first day of the Regnal, Sacred and Jubilee Years.
De 11:14 "I will give you the RAIN OF YOUR LAND IN HIS DUE SEASON, THE FIRST RAIN AND THE LATTER RAIN".
De 28:12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to GIVE THE RAIN UNTO THY LAND IN HIS SEASON".
Joel 2:23 says, "Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month" (First Advent on Tishri 1; Second Advent on Nisan 1).
Hosea 6:1-3 says, "Come, and let us (Israel) return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up (as on May 14, 1948). After two days (2000 years) will he revive us: in the third day (3rd millennium) he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning (AM, midnight to noon); and HE SHALL COME UNTO US AS THE RAIN, as the latter (malqosh, spring rain, i.e., Nisan 1) and former (yoreh, autumn rain, Tishri 1) rain unto the earth." He came the first time on Tishri 1 in 5 BC, and will probably return on Nisan 1, 5776 (April 9, 2016).
James 5:7 says, "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 (RAIN, TISHRI 1) AND LATTER RAIN" (NISAN 1). This suggests that the Rapture will be after Nisan 1. Ascension Day, Iyar 25, would fit.
Eze 29:17 sets the date. it says, "in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me".
Then Eze 29:21 says, "In that day (first month, first day of the month, i.e., Tishri 1, First Advent, and Nisan 1, Second Advent) will I cause the horn (king) of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth (the WORD) in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the LORD."
Job 29:23 says, "THEY WAITED FOR ME as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide AS FOR THE LATTER RAIN" (Nisan 1).
Ex 13:9,10 says, "the LORD brought thee out of Egypt. Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance IN HIS SEASON (Nisan) from year to year."
Num 9:2,3 says "Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at HIS APPOINTED SEASON (in Nisan). In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in HIS APPOINTED SEASON".
MAYBE "THE EARTH SHALL YIELD HER INCREASE" AT THE RAPTURES IN "THE APPOINTED WEEKS OF THE HARVEST"
The barley harvest is during the weeks of the countdown of the Omer. Ascension Day fits well for the First-Trump Rapture (Rev. 4:1). That could be Iyar 25, 5770, May 9, 2010.
The wheat harvest lasting until the vintage fits the Last-Trump Rapture (Rev. 7:14). That will probably be Tishri 1, 5776, Sept. 14, 2015.
James 5:7 says, "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 (Tishri) and latter rain" (Nisan). Iyar 25, the Day of Atonement fits perfectly. Iyar is the 2nd month.
In the Preview of the Rapture, Rev. 1:9-11 says, "I John, who also am your brother, and companion IN TRIBULATION, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos (meaning mortal), for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was (lit., BECAME) IN THE SPIRIT ON THE LORD'S DAY (SUNDAY), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last".
No feast day is on Sunday until Unleavened Bread in 2012, but Ascension Day, Iyar 25, 5770, is on Sunday, May 9, 2010, during the appointed weeks of the barley harvest. It just may be the day of the First-Trump Rapture.
Ascension Day is during the weeks of the barley harvest. In the countdown of the Omer until Pentecost, Omer 1 is the Feast of Firstfruits, Nisan 16, the day one Omer of barley was brought to the Temple as an offering, the day after the Sabbatic Feast of Unleavened Bread.
An Omer is a Hebrew measure of barley, one tenth of an ephah. In the countdown to the Eve of Pentecost, Omer 40 is Ascension day. The amount of barley measured by that day would be about 40/50, or 4/5ths of the total barley harvest, maybe representing 4/5ths of the total Body of Christ. The other 5th might represent the Laodiceans that will be spewed out of Christ's mouth on the day of the First-Trump Rapture.
Barley is harvested during the appointed weeks of the counting of the Omer to the Eve of Pentecost, which is "the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of WHEAT harvest" (Ex 34:22). It sounds like Ascension Day would fit for the First-Trump Rapture, the firstfruits of barley harvest. It is Omer 40, the day Jesus, head of the Body of Christ, ascended.
Act 1:6-11 says, "When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men (probably Moses and Elijah) stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee (circle, suggesting Heaven), why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, SHALL SO COME IN LIKE MANNER (i.e., on the 40th day of the Omer) as ye have seen him go into heaven."
Jesus went away on Crucifixion Day (April 6, 30 AD), came back on Resurrection Day (April 9), then ascended on the 40th day of the Omer, a measure of barley. His Second Coming may be on another April 9 (Nisan 1, 5776, the first day of the Regnal, Sacred and Jubilee Years), and the First-Trump Rapture of the Bride of Christ may be on Ascension Day, Sunday, May 9, 2010.
I think the Preview of the Rapture in Rev. 1:9-11 shows that the First-Trump Rapture (I Thess. 4:16,17) will be on Sunday, the Lord's Day. The Last-Trump Rapture (I Cor. 15:51,52) seems to be on the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 14, 2015. That will be 2300 days (Dan 8:13,14), counted by inclusive reckoning because it is a block of time from last Pentecost, May 29, 2009.
The Last-Trump Rapture will be on the Day of the Lord, the Day of God's Wrath (Rev. 6:17; 7:14), probably on another black Monday, Tishri 1, 5776, Sept. 14, 2015, 2300 days (Dan. 8:13,14, counted by inclusive reckoning because it is block of time) after last Pentecost, May 29, 2009.
The "appointed weeks of the harvest" applies to the Rapture of the saints. That suggests that the First-Trump Rapture will come as the BARLEY HARVEST on Ascension Day during the counting of the Omer, and the Last-Trump Rapture will come as the last of the WHEAT HARVEST in late summer, on Monday, Tishri 1, 5776 (Sept. 14, 2015), the Day of God's Wrath (Rev. 6:17; 7:14).
A type of the first Rapture was when Boaz (meaning in strength), the kinsman redeemer, gave Ruth (meaning satisfied), his Gentile bride to be, 6 measures of barley during the barley harvest. Why not 7, the number of completion? The Rapture may be on Ascension Day, 10 days before the wheat harvest begins at Pentecost. The full count of 50 days would not be complete.
Pentecost marks the firstfruits of the wheat harvest. Ex 34:22 says, "And thou shalt observe the FEAST OF WEEKS, of the FIRSTFRUITS OF WHEAT HARVEST".
Mt 13:30 says, "Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles (suggesting the 10 regions of the world) to burn them: but gather the WHEAT into my barn." As soon as the Last-Trump Rapture catches up all the believers, the wrath of God will fall on unbelievers left on Earth.
The first of the wheat is harvested after Pentecost. Ex 34:22 says, "And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks (i.e., Pentecost), of the firstfruits of wheat harvest". Saints are a kind of firstfruits. James 1:18 says, "Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures." There are firstfruits of barley and firstfruits of wheat.
The Firstfruit of the Barley Harvest was Christ. He is the Head of the Body of Christ. He was crucified on the Preparation of the Passover (April 6, 30 AD) and came back on Firstfruits, Nisan 16. 3790 (April 9, 30 AD). It looks like he will return on another April 9, Saturday, April 9, 2016. That will be Nisan 1, 5776, the first day of the Regnal, Sacred and Jubilee Year, which will run from Nisan 1, 5776 to Nisan 1, 5777. Jesus said he was Lord of the Sabbath. His return on the Sabbath sure seems likely.
AMAZING PROPHECY RABBI JUDAH BEN SAMUEL GAVE IN 1217
In "The 800-Year Old Prophecy of Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel" in his Prophecy in the News Magazine, J.R. Church wrote, "Will the year 2017/18 be a decisive year for Israel and the world? Will the Messianic Age begin 70 years after the 1947/48 founding of the State of Israel?"
1947 + 70 = 2017. That got my attention. This German Talmudic scholar, Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel, prophesied in 1217 that the Ottoman Turks would conquer Jerusalem and hold it for 8 Jubilee years. They took it in 1517, 300 years after the Rabbi died, and lost it 400 years later to General Allenby in 1917. 8 x 50 = 400 years.
That was a good call, but there is more to it than that. He said Jerusalem would remain a no-man's land for another Jubilee. 1917 + 50 = 1967, the year Israel took the rest of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Too bad that they didn't hang on to the Temple Mount at that time.
Rabbi Ben Samuel also said that in the 10th Jubilee Year (2017) Jerusalem would return to the Jews and the Messianic end times would start. It looks like that is coming true too.
J.R. Church's article also mentioned that the Jews are building a full-sized replica of the Temple in Mizpah, east of Jericho. I knew that the priests were practicing building the Temple, but thought it was on the road to Jericho. I'm glad to know exactly where it is located. With this practice, the Temple can be built in the shortest length of time. It took the priests a year to build it in Herod's day. This time, maybe it will only take four months.
I just got an email from Pastor Riley. I'll let him tell you in his own words about Rabbi Vilna Gaon's prophecy. I already knew about this prophecy, but look what he said after telling about the prophecy. This is news indeed, and I had not heard it yet.
Things are coming together, finally.
Pastor Riley wrote, "During the 18th century [the 1700's] Rabbi Vilna Gaon prophesied that the Hurva Synagogue in Jerusalem, probably the most magnificent Jewish Synagogue in the entire world, would be destroyed and rebuilt twice, destroyed yet again and built a third time. He prophesied that when it was rebuilt the third time, then construction would begin on the [third… ?] Jewish Temple.
"The Hurva Synagogue was first destroyed by the Muslims shortly after it was originally built. A hundred years later it was rebuilt a second time. Then it was destroyed for the second time by the Jordanian army during Israel's war of independence in 1948-49. It lay in ruins until 2001! That year the Israeli government and the Jewish people in Israel began rebuilding it again. Now here is the fascinating relation to end-time Bible prophecy…….
"The Hurva Synagogue has just been completed, and is scheduled to be dedicated and officially opened in a grand ceremony in Jerusalem on March 15, 2010. Significantly, the Jewish Rabbinate in Jerusalem has already announced that the plans for rebuilding the Jewish Temple will be presented to the nation of Israel and the Jewish people on March 16, 2010.
"Glory to God! Thank you Lord Jesus! Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! O glory be to God! Our Lord's coming for His people is right at the door! Read Revelation 3:8."
I agree that the Rapture seems to finally be coming up soon.
Jesus said he was Lord of the Sabbath. The Saturday Sabbath would be a perfect time for him to return. The Jubilee would run from the day of his return, probably Saturday, Nisan 1, 5776 (April 9, 2016) to Tuesday, Nisan 1, 5777 (March 28, 2017). In that Jubilee Year, the Israelites would be put back on their land. Daniel will stand in his lot in Israel 75 days after Jesus returns. Lev 25:13 says, "In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession."
Isa 30:25 says, "And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall." There are two reasons for the ocean's water sloshing over the land. The first asteroid of Rev. 8:8-11 will impact the Mediterranean Sea. The asteroid called Wormwood will obliterate Babylon. The globe will be turned upside down. Isa 24:1 says, "Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof." Imagine what the oceans will do when the globe is suddenly turned upside down.
ARE WE IN THE TRIBULATION?
We may be. I could not have even considered that until just lately. I was so sure the Rapture would be before the Tribulation.
However, the 2300 days of the shortened Tribulation, according to Dan. 8:13,14, seem to have started on Pentecost, May 29, 2009, and counted by Jewish Inclusive Reckoning because it is a block of time, will last until the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 14, 2015. After that, there would be 7 more months (Eze. 39:12,13) to the Second Advent on Nisan 1, 5776 (April 9, 2016). Spring of 2009 + 7 years = Spring of 2016.
Rev. 2:9,10 says, "I know thy works, and TRIBULATION, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have TRIBULATION ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."
The type of the Tribulation could be in Gen 45:6. It says, "For these TWO YEARS (i.e., first 2 years of the Tribulation) hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are FIVE YEARS, IN THE WHICH THERE SHALL NEITHER BE EARING NOR HARVEST."
TRIBULATION, DROUGHT, SHORTAGE OF FOOD
1. May 29, 2009, 5769, Pentecost, to spring 2010, 5770
2. Spring 2010, 5770, to spring 2011, 5771
1. Spring 2011, 5771, to spring 2012, 5772
2. Spring 2012, 5772, to spring 2013, 5773
3. Spring 2013, 5773, to spring 2014, 5774
4. Spring 2014, 5774, to spring 2015, 5775
5. Spring 2015, 5775, to April 9, 2016, 5776 (the Second Advent)
If this is correct, the First-Trump Rapture on Ascension Day, Iyar 25, 5770, should work just fine.
The Jubilee Year would run from Saturday, Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016, to Nisan 1, 5777, Tuesday, 28 March 2017.
WHAT IS THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION?
Rev 3:10 says, "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience (hupomone, patient endurance), I also will keep thee from (ek, out of) THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION (pierasmos, putting to proof by experience), which shall come upon all the world, to try (peirazo, test) them that dwell upon the earth."
That hour of temptation just might be when mankind has to choose whether or not to take the Mark of the Beast to be able to buy or sell. If so, the Rapture will be before Mid-Trib.
John 4:35: "Say not ye, There are yet four months (Sivan, Tamuz, Av and Elul), and then cometh harvest (i.e., the last of the wheat harvest on the Feast of Trumpets, Tishri 1)? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest" (i.e., barley, the grain that shows white at harvest time, is harvested between Firstfruits and Pentecost).
It sounds like the First-Trump Rapture will be during the countdown of the Omer. Nisan 16, Firstfruits, is Omer 1. Ascension Day, Iyar 25, is Omer 40. This year, it will be SUNDAY, May 9, 2010, and none of the feast days fall on Sunday until the Feast of Unleavened Bread in 2012. I'm looking forward to that day.
De 16:13-15). Celebrating at Tabernacles was "for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor and your winepress." Do you suppose this celebrating will take place in Heaven? I can't see any celebrating on Earth that soon after the Day of God's Wrath.
Some people say that the fall feasts portray the Second Coming. I doubt that. I'm convinced that Jesus will return on Nisan 1.
Incoming e-mail, Re: HOW TO ACHIEVE GOOD VISION WHILE DRIVING DURING A HEAVY DOWNPOUR
We are not sure why it is so effective; just try this method when it rains heavily.
This method was told by a Police friend who had experienced and confirmed it. It is useful...even driving at night.
Most of the motorists would turn on HIGH or FASTEST SPEED of the wipers during heavy downpour, yet the visibility in front of the windshield is still bad......
In the event you face such a situation, just try your SUN GLASSES (any model will do), and miracle! All of a sudden, your visibility in front of your windshield is perfectly clear, as if there is no rain.
Make sure you always have a pair of SUN GLASSES in your car, as you are not only helping yourself to drive safely with good vision, but also might save your friend's life by giving him this idea..
Try it yourself and share it with your friends
Thanks much for the tip. I try my regular glasses with antiglare coating, then my prescription sunglasses, not just when its raining, but all the time. At most times, I can see better with my sunglasses on, whether in sunshine, rain or darkness. Only time I had a problem with them was at night in an unlighted parking lot. I ran softly into an unexpected curb between rows of empty parking spaces. Therefore, I now carry both pairs of glasses with me.
However, nothing will help in a cloudburst. I had on my sunglasses when hit by one in Moreno Valley going home when David was in the hospital with ruptured appendix and pneumonia. When those buckets of water hit the windshield, nether of us could see anything. Turning the windshield wipers on, I could barely get a glimpse once in awhile so I could get off the street just before an intersection and park until the heaviest part of it let up. Then I crept, along with others, because we couldn't see the lanes painted on the street. Along the 215 freeway, cars were parked on the side. No one could see in the worst of that deluge. I just thank the Lord for getting me off the road and safely into a parking spot to wait it out. I couldn't park at the curb. I would have lost my brakes in that river. All I could do was cross it, get on higher ground, and wait it out. When I went on, it was still raining heavily, but not coming down in buckets. That is an experience I won't forget. It was at Allesandro and Frederick, where Ed and I had driven after hitting the end of the rainbow at Allesandro and Day St. several years ago. The weather can be freakish along there.
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