Pro and Con 1559
THESE GRBS KEEP GETTING BIGGER
"Record-Breaking X-ray Blast Briefly Blinds Space Observatory"
Reported July 15, 2010
The brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen in X-rays temporarily blinded Swift's X-ray Telescope on 21 June 2010....
"This gamma-ray burst is by far the brightest light source ever seen in X-ray wavelengths at cosmological distances,"...
"The intensity of these X-rays was unexpected and unprecedented" said Neil Gehrels, Swift's principal investigator at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He said the burst, named GRB 100621A, is the brightest X-ray source that Swift has detected since the observatory began X-ray observation in early 2005....
The scientists then were able to measure the blast's X-ray brightness at 143,000 X-ray photons per second during its fleeting period of greatest brightness, which is more that (than) 140 times brighter than the brightest continuous X-ray source in the sky - a neutron star that is more than 500,000 times closer to Earth than the gamma-ray burst, and that sends a 'mere' 10,000 photons per second streaming toward Swift's telescopes....
Now, after our analysis of the data, we know that this burst is one for the record books."
TEMPLE BUILDING IS GROWING NEAR: "A Kosher Red Heifer is Alive and Well in Israel!"
Sunday, March 7, 2010 - Rabbi Chaim Richman has announced on a radio show that there is at least one kosher red heifer alive and well in Israel....This is a very momentous announcement.
In this highly charged live special two hour broadcast of Temple Talk, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman reflect upon the lessons of Purim and modern-day Hamans. They also talk about the relationship between the Golden Calf and the mysterious Red Heifer, including the dramatic revelation of a new red heifer alive and well in Israel at an undisclosed location!.
...there were two other instances a red heifer was born? One in '97 and another in '03. Both were disqualified...
Those two other red heifers ended up having blemishes or white patches of hair grow out of their body after 3 years. They ended up not meeting the requirements of being "spotless". I take that as a sign from Jesus that it just was not yet time. This Rabbi however, has made it clear that the one now has no blemishes at all to this day.
Marilyn, my thoughts on the rapture
Like many other watchers, I have been expecting the rapture for a long time. If you had told me back in the 1990s that I'd still be here writing to you in July of 2010, I would never have believed it.
Though I have had my reasons to expect the rapture to occur before now, it is looking more imminent than ever before. Over the years, I have swung from expecting the rapture on different Jewish or Christian holidays. Passover, Pentecost, Rosh Hashanah...they all seemed likely for various and altogether good reasons.
As I write this, I am looking very hard at Tu B'Av (July 26, 2010). Tu B'Av was celebrated in ancient times to remember that the Jews had at long last been freed from death in the wilderness. No more would they have to lie down in graves as commanded by Moses. No more would 15,000 Jews die each year in a single night until the last of their generation had died. At last they could enter the promised land. To celebrate, the Jewish virgins would put on white dresses and dance in the fields to attract a husband. In ancient times, Tu B'Av was considered the most joyous holiday and one of the most important.
There are other good reasons to consider Tu B'Av, but the ones I've cited should be sufficient. Yes, I know I will have to consider other dates if the rapture doesn't occur on this Tu B'Av. But for now, it is looking very promising for the pre-trib rapture of the bride. (I do look at Rosh Hashanah for a possible date when the sleeping church is taken at the mid-point of the tribulation).
In the meantime, I pray that God will give me the confirmation of two witnesses regarding the validity of Tu B'Av as the pretrib rapture date. May God bless you. YBIC
The Rapture can't come too soon, but Cheshvan 17, Oct. 25, 2010 now seems most likely for the Rapture of the Bride of Christ. Why? I read Rev. 2 again.
Rev 2:1,6,7 says, "Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write...this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches".
Rev 2:13,15 says, "I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is...So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate."
The word Nicolaitans means followers of Nicolas, which reminds me of St. Nicolas and Christmas, a blending of the truth of God with paganism.
Nicolas means to conquer ordinary people. Nico means to conquer, and laitan means laity, in this case ordinary people that are ruled by a religious hierarchy. The Nicolaitans were blending the truth of God with paganism and teaching it to the people. They eventually set up a system, a ruling hierarchy where a Pope conquered the ordinary people by telling them what they were to believe and not encouraging them to think for themselves. They profess to be Christ's ministers, but like Balaam, lead the people astray.
What religious leader is called "FATHER" when in Mt 23:9, Jesus said, "CALL NO MAN YOUR FATHER upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." This seems to show us who the Nicolaitans are. Following up, in verse 11, Jesus said, "But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant."
Thayer,s Definition: "Nicolaitans = "destruction of people" 1) a sect mentioned in Rev_2:6,Rev_2:15, who were charged with holding the error of Balaam, casting a stumbling block before the church of God by upholding the liberty of eating things sacrificed to idols as well as committing fornication".
(Who are the Nicolaitans?
"Irenaeus identifies the Nicolaitans as a Gnostic sect: “John, the disciple of the Lord, preaches this faith (the deity of Christ), and seeks, by the proclamation of the Gospel, to remove that error which by Cerinthus had been disseminated among men, and a long time previously by those termed Nicolaitans, who are an offset of that “knowledge” falsely so called, that he might confound them, and PERSUADE THEM THAT THERE IS BUT ONE GOD, WHO MADE ALL THINGS BY HIS WORD” (see Irenaeus Against Heresies iii 11. 1; ANF vol. 1, p. 426)".
Why was there a need to try to persuade them that there is but one God? They must have thought that there is more than one God. They must have been mixing paganism with Christianity.
I also think the Nicolaitans refer to setting up a ruling hierarchy in the church. Nico means to conquer. Laitan means leity, lay people, or people not in controlling positions. To me, today, Nicolaitan refers to a Pope gaining power over the people and telling them what to believe. I think the Antichrist and False Prophet will be Nicolaitans.
In "Nicolaitans," Jay Atkinson
said, "The doctrine of the Nicolaitans was mentioned in the Apocalypse of John to the churches of Pergamos and Ephesus of the seven churches of Asia in Revelation 2. It is a symbolic name of a party that represents the hierarchy of a ruling class over the rest of the people, developing a pecking order of fleshly leadership."
Rev 2:17-29 says, "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches...And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel (the former Jezebel was a believer in Babylonian gods), which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Continuing, "And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known THE DEPTHS OF SATAN, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I WILL GIVE HIM THE MORNING STAR. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."
"I WILL GIVE HIM THE MORNING STAR"
When? at the Rapture, possibly Cheshvan 17, 5771, October 25, 2010. At 2:25 AM until sunup, Saturn, Heaven, is the only morning star in the sky. It is accompanied by the Moon.
POSSIBLE RAPTURE DATE CHESHVAN 17, 5771 (OCT. 25, 2010)
Mt 24:37 says, "AS THE DAYS OF NOE WERE, SO SHALL ALSO THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN BE." The Lord closed the door of the Ark and it began to rain on Cheshvan 17.
Door is a symbol of the Rapture in the Fig-Tree Parable in Mt. 24:32-34. In Rev. 3:8, we see the open door set before the Philadelphian church. That is heaven's door, and it opens in Rev. 4:1.
Saturn is in Virgo all this year. That's perfect, because it looks like Jesus, the seed of the woman, will come to get his bride this year.
Mt 24:36-42 says, "But of that DAY AND HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, UNTIL THE DAY THAT NOE ENTERED INTO THE ARK (Cheshvan 17), And knew not until the flood came (on Cheshvan 17), and took them all away; SO SHALL ALSO THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN BE. THEN (i.e., on Cheshvan 17) SHALL TWO BE IN THE FIELD; THE ONE SHALL BE TAKEN, AND THE OTHER LEFT. TWO WOMEN SHALL BE GRINDING AT THE MILL; THE ONE SHALL BE TAKEN, AND THE OTHER LEFT. WATCH THEREFORE: FOR YE KNOW NOT WHAT HOUR YOUR LORD DOTH COME." Then we might be able to know the day.
It seems that Ariel Sharon, who now has double pneumonia and impaired brain function, is our Methuselah. When he is dead, the Rapture will probably come. If I remember right, Methuselah died one week before it began to rain. That is when Noah was told that it would start to rain in 7 days.
It looks like the wise virgins will not be in the dark as to the DAY, just the hour. The foolish virgins won't know the day or the hour.
Mt. 24:32-45 (KJV) says, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree (Israel, Joel 1:6,7); When his branch (klados, scion broken off for grafting, i.e., modern Israel grafted into her old rootstock) is yet tender (apalos, young, i.e., no more than 19, which she was in 1967), and putteth forth leaves (Gaza Strip, Sinai, Golen Heights, West Bank, in the Six-Day War of 1967), ye know that summer is nigh (the war started June 5; summer arrived June 21): So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it ('the kingdom of God', Luke 21:31) is near, even at the DOORS (symbol of the Raptures, as in Rev. 3:8, 4:1). Verily (amen, so be it, firm, trustworthy) I say unto you, This generation (i.e., those born in 1967) shall not pass (1967 + 48.33 = 2015.33, or the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 14, 2015), till all these things (including both Raptures) be fulfilled." It looks like the 2nd Rapture will be Tishri 1, 5776, Sept. 14, 2015, so the 1st Rapture should be soon.
Lev 26:2-4 says, "Ye shall keep my SABBATHS, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; Then I WILL GIVE YOU RAIN IN DUE SEASON, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees (i.e., nations) of the field (i.e., world) shall yield their FRUIT." We are called 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."
IN MARK, THE PORTER DOESN'T KNOW THE HOUR, BUT HE KNOWS THE DAY. Mark 13:33-37 says, "Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time (kairos, set or due time) is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. WATCH YE THEREFORE: FOR YE KNOW NOT WHEN THE MASTER OF THE HOUSE COMETH, AT EVEN, OR AT MIDNIGHT, OR AT THE COCKCROWING, OR IN THE MORNING: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." At even, midnight, cockcrowing, or morning is describing the hour. The porter already knows the day.
The recent finding of the petrified wood of Noah's Ark on Mt. Suleiman (meaning Solomon) in Iran seems to have been planned to take place just a bit before the Rapture. It seems that the Lord is bringing in his sheaves. Rev 3:21 says, "To him that overcometh will I grant to SIT WITH ME IN MY THRONE (on Saturn, Eze. 1:1,26-28), even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne" (i.e., on Saturn).
Rev 4:6 says, "And before the throne (i.e., on Saturn) there was a sea of glass like unto crystal (i.e., Saturn's ring system): and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts (lively things, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) full of eyes (full orbs, i.e., globes) before and behind.
During the Tribulation, Elijah will again be on Earth and someone referred to as Jezebel will still be preaching the Babylonian Mystery Religion, as in Deuteronomy. Elijah won then, and Elijah will win in the end, but Mid-Trib, both he and Moses will be killed by the False Prophet. After 3.5 days, they will be resurrected and caught up to the third heaven [II Cor. 12:2-4], (1) Mars, (2) Jupiter and (3) Saturn.
Rev 11:11-13 says, "And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them (Moses and Elijah), and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city (Jerusalem) fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven."
WHO IS "THE GOD OF HEAVEN"?
Eze 1:1 says, "as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that THE HEAVENS WERE OPENED, AND I SAW VISIONS OF GOD.
Eze 1:26-28 says, "And above the firmament (expanse of space) that was over their heads (i.e., farther out in space than the 4 terrestrial planets of which Earth was one; v.15) was the likeness (symbolic language) of A THRONE, AS THE APPEARANCE OF A SAPPHIRE STONE: and UPON THE LIKENESS OF THE THRONE WAS THE LIKENESS AS THE APPEARANCE OF A MAN (the only God/man Jesus Christ) above upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber (Saturn has amber on it), as the appearance of fire round about within it (in the night sky, it looks like a lamp that is lit), from the appearance of his loins even upward (from the equator upward), and from the appearance of his loins (from the equator) even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness (Saturn's rings) round about. As the appearance of the bow (rainbow) that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about (Saturn's rings). This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD (YHWH)." Jesus is YHWH of hosts.
Isa. 44:6 says, "Thus saith the LORD (YHWH) the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD (YHWH) of hosts; I am the first (YHWH King of Israel), and I am the last (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer, Jesus Christ); and beside me there is no God." Agape
TOWER OF BABEL
At Babylon, connected by a triple gate, north of the Esagila shrine dedicated to Marduk, was the Etemenanki, topped by a shrine to Marduk. Etemenanki was the so-called foundation of heaven and earth, the 7-staged ziggurat called the Tower of Babel.
COLORS OF THE STAGES OF THE TOWER OF BABEL
The first stage of the Tower of Babel, also called the Seven Lights of the Earth, was black in honor of Saturn. The second was orange in honor of Jupiter. The third was bright red in honor of Mars. The fourth was golden in honor of the Sun. The fifth was pale yellow in honor of Venus. The sixth was dark blue in honor of Mercury. The top was silver in honor of the Moon. (http://www.gospelhall.org/bible-teaching/old-testament-history/old-testament-history--1-08--tower-of-babel.html).
There was a temple shrine on the top.
THE REASON FOR THE ORDER OF THE STAGES
Since Satan knew that from Earth, Saturn is the third heaven (II Cor. 12:2,3), (1) Mars, (2) Jupiter and (3) Saturn, we can understand why he turned things upside down and put Saturn on the bottom of the Tower of Babel instead of the top. Satan wanted to obscure the truth. Why? Saturn is where the throne of Jesus Christ is located (Eze. 1:1,26-28). It is plainly marked with a halo of rainbow-like rings.
THE ESAGILA OF MARDUK
The Esagila consisted of two rooms: an anteroom and a "holy of holies" where the priests served the statue of Marduk and his consort. Then will the False Prophet put an idol where it ought not to be, in the Holy of Holies of the Temple in Jerusalem?
"Built on seven levels THE ZIGGURAT REPRESENTED SEVEN HEAVENS and planes of existence, THE SEVEN PLANETS and the seven metals associated with them and their corresponding colors." (emphasis mine)
A post on five doves site
Lester (20 July 2010)
"Re: Daniel's 2300 day prophecy"
2300 years from Alexander the Great's defeat of the Persian empire (~333 AD), is about 1967 - Jerusalem & Temple Mount back under Jewish control, albeit temporarily for the Temple Mount.
Dan 8:17 says, "Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision." I take it that the 2300 days of verses 13 and 14 are the length of the shortened tribulation (70th week of Daniel in Dan. 9:27).
In Scripture, I take years to be according to the Jewish Calendar, and days to be literal 24-hour days. The 30-day month, the 360-day year, the 1260-day first half of the Tribulation, and the 1290-day last half of the Tribulation are estimated time. We still estimate time using the 30-day month and 360-day year today. The extra 30 days in the 1290 days is because that last year of the Tribulation is a Jewish Leap Year (5776) with the 13th month, Adar II.
Eze. 39:12,13 agrees. There are 7 months between the Feast of Trumpets, Tishri 1, 5776 (Sept. 14, 2015), the Day of God's Wrath (Eze. 38:18-20), and the following Nisan 1, 5776 (April 9, 2016), the first day of the Sacred, Regnal and Jubilee Years, the day of the Second Advent. The Jubilee Year would have been announced on the previous Day of Atonement, Sept. 23, 2015.
On the Day of Atonement in 27 AD, Jesus announced the coming Jubilee Year when he read from Isa. 61 in the synagogue at Nazareth. He said that it was fulfilled in their ears on that day. The Jubilee began the following Nisan 1 in our 28 AD. Agape
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