Pro and Con 1602

Posted 4-18-2011

WHIRLPOOL IN ATLANTIC

http://www.jungleapocalypse.com/featured/giant-whirlpools-in-atlantic-ocean-puzzle-scientists/

US scientists discovered two giant whirlpools in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Guyana and Suriname. It became a sensational discovery because this part of the ocean has been studied thoroughly, and no one expected anything like that to appear in the area. More importantly, no one can understand where the whirlpools came from and what surprises they may bring to people.

WHIRLPOOL OFF JAPAN DURING TSUNAMI, 3-11-11

DO WE HAVE A BLUEPRINT FOR THE COUNTDOWN TO THE RAPTURE?

By Marilyn Agee



EVENTS IN 30 AD CAST THEIR SHADOWS

Mt 27:63 says, "that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, after three days (i.e., after Thursday, Friday and Saturday) I will rise again" (on Sunday, Firstfruits).

Mark 8:31 says, "And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and AFTER THREE DAYS (after Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) rise again" (on Sunday, Firstfruits).

Luke 18:33 says, "they shall scourge him, and put him to death (Thursday): and the third day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) he shall rise again."

Lev 23:5,6 says, "In the fourteenth day of the first month at even (Nisan 14 started at 6 PM on Thursday, Nisan 13) is the LORD'S passover (Friday, Nisan 14). 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month (Saturday, Nisan 15) is the feast of unleavened bread". Sunday, Nisan 16, was Firstfruits.

Luke 24:21 says, "to day (Sunday, Resurrection Day) is the THIRD DAY SINCE these things were done."

Nisan 13, 3790, Thu, Apr 6, 30 AD (Julian), Preparation of the Passover (killing lambs started at 3 PM) Christ died about 3 PM
Nisan 14, 3790, Fri, Apr 7, 30 AD, Passover, 1st day "since"
Nisan 15, 3790, Sat, Apr 8, 30 AD, Unl Bread, 2nd day "since"
Nisan 16, 3790, Sun, Apr 9, 30 AD, Firstfruits, 2nd day of Unl Bread, Christ's Resurrection, ascension to Heaven and return to Earth, 1st Omer of barley waved, 3rd day "since"

COUNTDOWN TO THE RAPTURE IN 2011?

Nisan 16, 5771, Wed, April 20, 2011, Firstfruits, Resurrection Day, 2nd day of Unl Bread, 1st Omer of barley waved
Nisan 17, 5771, Thu, April 21, 2011, 3rd day of Unl Bread, 2nd Omer of barley waved
Nisan 18, 5771, Fri, April 22, 2011, 4th day of Unl Bread, 3rd Omer of barley waved
Nisan 19, 5771, Sat, April 23, 2011, 5th day of Unl Bread, 4th Omer of barley waved
Nisan 20, 5771, Thu, April 24, 2011, 6th day of Unl Bread, 5th Omer of barley waved
Nisan 21, 5771, Fri, April 25, 2011, 7th and last day Unl Bread, Holy Convocation, 6th Omer of barley waved
Nisan 22, 5771, Sat, April 26, 2011, 7th Omer of barley waved
Nisan 23, 5771, Sun, April 27, 2011, 8th Omer of barley waved
Nisan 24, 5771, Mon, April 28, 2011, 9th Omer of barley waved
Nisan 25, 5771, Tue, April 29, 10th Omer of barley waved
Nisan 26, 5771, Wed, April 30, 11th Omer of barley waved
Nisan 27, 5771, Thu, May 1, 12th Omer of barley waved
Nisan 28, 5771, Fri, May 2, 13th Omer of barley waved
Nisan 29, 5771, Sat, May 3, 14th Omer of barley waved
Nisan 30, 5771, Sun, May 4, 15th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 1, 5771, Mon, May 5, 16th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 2, 5771, Tue, May 6, 17th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 3, 5771, Wed, May 7, 18th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 4, 5771, Thu, May 8, 19th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 5, 5771, Fri, May 9, 20th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 6, 5771, Sat, May 10, 21st Omer of barley waved
Iyar 7, 5771, Sun, May 11, 22nd Omer of barley waved
Iyar 8, 5771, Mon, May 12, 23rd Omer of barley waved
Iyar 9, 5771, Tue, May 13, 24th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 10, 5771, Wed, May 14, 25th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 11, 5771, Thu, May 15, 26th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 12, 5771, Fri, May 16, 27th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 13, 5771, Sat, May 17, 28th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 14, 5771, Sun, May 18, 29th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 15, 5771, Mon, May 19, 30th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 16, 5771, Tue, May 20, 31st Omer of barley waved
Iyar 17, 5771, Wed, May 21, 32nd Omer of barley waved
Iyar 18, 5771, Thur, May 22, 33rd Omer of barley waved
Iyar 19, 5771, Fri, May 23, 34th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 20, 5771, Sat, May 24, 35th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 21, 5771, Sun, May 25, 36th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 22, 5771, Mon, May 26, 37th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 23, 5771, Tue, May 27, 38th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 24, 5771, Wed, May 28, 39th Omer of barley waved
Iyar 25, 5771, Thu, May 29, 40th Omer of barley waved, Ascension Day

I think the Rapture has a good chance of being on Ascension Day, Sunday May 29, 2011.

Jesus may have revealed the day of our ascension by his pattern, his Ascension Day in the spring (as in Song of Solomon 2:10-17). That makes good sense, because Jesus is the head of the Body of Christ, and he floated up to Heaven on Ascension Day. The rest of the Body of Christ could ascend on the same day.

Could Jesus have shown us any plainer? The Body of Christ seems to be the barley harvest, the first grain harvest of the year. It ends before Pentecost, when the wheat harvest begins.

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."

Jesus was in the grave 3 days and 3 nights: Thursday, day, Friday (Passover, Nisan 14), night then day, Saturday (Unleavened Bread, Nisan 15), night then day, and Sunday (Firstfruits, Nisan 16) night.

He was resurrected on Sunday, Nisan 16 (Firstfruits).

Resurrection Day sure sounds like a good day for the resurrection of saints. The Head of the Body of Christ was resurrected that day. Also, Jesus went to Heaven and returned that same day. Maybe that will all happen again. Jesus ascended to Heaven again 40 days later.

Back in 2002, Sal Smario of CHN said, "The time set for resurrections is First Fruits, and the time set for going to Heaven is 40 days later.

"And in fulfillment of the shadow cast by that event on resurrection day, many of the newly resurrected dead in Christ, will be seen by many, just as they once were seen in the holy city.
"That is the warning sign God gave us to know that our redemption is only 40 days away!"

Maybe the resurrected dead will again be seen by many, and just maybe the Rapture will happen on Ascension Day in 2011. I hope so.

"JESUS CRUCIFIXION NAILS 'FOUND"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/8445464/Jesus-crucifixion-nails-found.html
(Video)
Two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb, according to a new film....

"What we are bringing to the world is the best archaeological argument ever made that two of the nails from the crucifixion of Jesus have been found"...

Either way, Mr Jacobovici shows why those nails could have been used in a crucifixion, which was a common practice two thousand years ago. He then offers his theory about why they may have been used in the most famous crucifixion in history....

"Do I know 100 per cent yes, these are them? I don't."...

The film begins by revisiting an ancient Jerusalem grave discovered in 1990 which was hailed by many at the time as the burial place of the Jewish high priest Caiaphas, who in the New Testament presides over the trial of Jesus.

The grave, along with a number of ossuaries, or bone boxes, was uncovered during construction work on a hillside a few miles south of the Old City. It has since been resealed....

Two iron nails were found in the tomb, one on the ground and one actually inside an ossuary, and, according to the film, mysteriously disappeared shortly after. Mr Jacobovici says he tracked them down to a laboratory in Tel Aviv of an anthropologist who is an expert on ancient bones....

"If you look at the whole story, historical, textual, archaeological, they all seem to point at these two nails being involved in a crucifixion," he said. "And since Caiaphas is only associated with Jesus's crucifixion, you put two and two together and they seem to imply that these are the nails."

MY COMMENTS

I don't see any reason why the nails used to crucify Jesus would end up in Caiaphas' tomb when THE CROSS AND NAILS WERE FOUND BY CONSTANTINE'S MOTHER AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE.

This is the church that has the Holy Fire appear on the day before the Eastern Orthodox Easter.

The Holy Fire should show up on April 23 this year. Easter Sunday (both Eastern and Western) is April 24.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Cross

According to Socrates ScholasticusSocrates Scholasticus (born c. 380), in his Ecclesiastical History, gives a full description of the discovery[9] that was repeated later by Sozomen and by Theodoret. In it he describes how Saint Helena, Constantine's aged mother, had the (pagan) temple destroyed and the Sepulchre uncovered, whereupon three crosses and the titulus from Jesus's crucifixion were uncovered as well. In Socrates's version of the story, Macarius had the three crosses placed in turn on a deathly ill woman. This woman recovered at the touch of the third cross, which was taken as a sign that this was the cross of Christ, the new Christian symbol. Socrates also reports that, HAVING ALSO FOUND THE NAILS WITH WHICH CHRIST HAD BEEN FASTENED TO THE CROSS, HELENA SENT THESE TO CONSTANTINOPLE, WHERE THEY WERE INCORPORATED INTO THE EMPEROR'S HELMET AND THE BRIDLE OF HIS HORSE.

Incoming e-mail, Re:

The explosion looks like a gamma-ray burst the most powerful type of explosion in the universe, which usually mark the destruction of a massive star but the flaring emissions from these dramatic events never last more than a few hours, researchers said.

"We know of objects in our own galaxy that can produce repeated bursts, but they are thousands to millions of times less powerful than the bursts we are seeing now," said Andrew Fruchter, of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, in a statement today (April 7). "This is truly extraordinary."

http://www.livescience.com/13648-strange-space-explosion-black-hole.html

Astronomers have detected stars disrupted by supermassive black holes before, but none have shown the X-ray brightness and variability seen in GRB 110328A, which has flared repeatedly. Since April 3, for example, it has brightened by more than five times.

Scientists think that the X-rays may be coming from matter moving near the speed of light in a particle jet that forms as the star's gas falls toward the black hole.

"The best explanation at the moment is that we happen to be looking down the barrel of this jet," said Andrew Levan at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, who led the Chandra observations. "When we look straight down these jets, a brightness boost lets us view details we might otherwise miss."

Incoming e-mail, Re: WHERE WAS JESUS THOSE 'THREE DAYS' BEFORE HE RESURRECTED ON THE 'FOURTH DAY'

Matthew 12:40
"For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man BE THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the heart of the earth." Come Lord Jesus!

My reply

> > Re: WHERE WAS JESUS THOSE 'THREE DAYS' BEFORE HE RESURRECTED ON THE 'FOURTH DAY'
> > Matthew 12:40
> > "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man BE THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the heart of the earth."

Jesus was "three days and three nights in the heart of the earth" (Thursday (day), Friday (night then day), Saturday, (night then day), and Sunday (night). He was in a compartment called ABRAHAM'S BOSOM and PARADISE. The other compartment in the Earth is called HELL.

Luke 16:22,23 says, "And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into ABRAHAM'S BOSOM: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in HELL he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom."

Luke 23:43 says, "Jesus said unto him (the thief on the cross), Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in PARADISE."

At that time, PARADISE was in the heart of the Earth. However, on Resurrection Sunday, Jesus took the contents of Paradise to Heaven. Yes, he took the saved out of their compartment in the Earth and took them to Heaven. They could not go to Heaven ahead of him.

Remember, he could not be touched until after he had made that trip and returned to Earth.

In John 20:16,17, "Jesus saith unto her, Mary (Magdalene). She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. 17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ASCENDED to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ASCEND unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God."

Paradise is in Heaven now. Paul was caught up to the heavenly Paradise. He gave us a clue as to where Heaven is located.

2Co 12:2-4, 7 says, "I knew a man (Paul, he didn't want to boast) in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven (1. Mars, 2. Jupiter, 3. Saturn).

Rev 2:7 says, "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the PARADISE of God."

Psa 68:18 says, "Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them."

Eph 4:8 says, "When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men."

When he ascended on high, he went to Saturn. It is so simple it is easy to miss. Paul was caught up to the THIRD HEAVEN, (1) Mars, (2) Jupiter, (3) Saturn.

Josephus, a Pharisee priest, told us that the candlestick in the Temple stood for the planets, including the Sun. The western light was to always be kept burning, because it represented the Sun. Next to the Sun was the lamp that represented Mercury. Next came Venus, then Earth (the middle lamp). After passing the Earth, the other lamps represented Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, our three heavens.

In Antiquities III, VI, 7, Josephus said, "the shaft elevated itself on high from a single base, and spread itself into as many branches as there are planets (i.e., naked-eye planets), including the Sun among them."

In Wars V, V, 5, he said, "Now the seven lamps signified the seven planets; for so many there were springing out of the candlestick."

In Eze. 1:1, 26-28, we find out that the God/man is sitting on a throne symbolized by a sapphire, which means dear to the planet Saturn, from the Sanskrit Sani, Saturn, and priya, dear.

Heaven has a halo. Eze 1:26-28 says, "And above the firmament (expanse of space) that was over their heads (farther out in space than the 4 terrestrial planets (including Earth, v. 15) was the likeness 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 God/man, Jesus, compare verse 26 with verse 1) above upon it. 27 And I saw as the colour of amber (Saturn has amber on it), as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins (from the equator) even 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 round about (i.e., Saturn's rings). 28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD."

Ex 24:10 says, "they saw the God of Israel (Christ, Isa 44:6): and there was UNDER HIS FEET as it were a paved work of a SAPPHIRE stone, and as it were the BODY OF HEAVEN". No wonder September's birthstone, the sapphire, means heaven. Jesus was born on Tishri 1 in September. The sapphire is his birthstone. Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re: SCRIPTURE TELLS US WHEN TO BE ON 'HIGH WATCH' ALERT

Luke 12:37-38
"Blessed are those servants whom the Master, when He comes, will FIND THEM WATCHING. Assuredly, I say to you that He will gird Himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if HE SHOULD COME IN THE SECOND WATCH, or COME IN THE THIRD WATCH, and find them so, BLESSED ARE THOSE SERVANTS."

This Scripture tells us to be on 'high watch' alert from 9:00pm to 3:00am which is the '2nd and 3rd watch' of the night. I believe that 'the day' that we are to be on 'high watch' alert is the '18th of Nisan' which is the day Jesus resurrected "after the third day" of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!

My reply

> > I believe that 'the day' that we are to be on 'high watch' alert is the '18th of Nisan' which is the day Jesus resurrected "after the third day" of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Luke 24:12-21 says, "Then (on Nisan 16, Sunday, 1st day of the week)arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass. 13 And, behold, two of them went that SAME DAY (SUNDAY) to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. 17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? 19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: 20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the THIRD DAY SINCE these things were done."

Nisan 13, Thursday, Preparation of the Passover, Crucifixion

Nisan 14, Friday, Passover, 1st day since Crucifixion

Nisan 15, Saturday, Unleavened Bread, 2nd day since Crucifixion

Nisan 16, Sunday, Firstfruits, Resurrection, 3rd day since Crucifixion. Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re: Comments on Pro & Con 369

In your critique of #369, you refer to I Thess. 5:4 and to the pronoun "Ye" as relating to all Believers.

There is a question about to whom Paul addressed his epistles. In this epistle, Paul addresses those who are "in God" and "in the Lord Jesus Christ." Using variations, Paul addresses those who are "in Christ" or one could say in Him. It is very obvious that Paul is being much more specific than most clergy and Christians understand.

We can determine the definition of being in Him (in Christ) be referring to I John 2:5: ".....whoso (whosoever) keepeth his word (commandments), in him verily (truly) is the love of God perfected (matured). The verse goes on to underscore that this definition is the definition for how we know that a Christian is "in Him" vs. a Christian who is not "in Him" (carnal Christian) ie. "hereby know we that we are in him." Therefore, Paul's epistles are selectively addressed to those Christians who are "in Him" (in Christ) as defined vs. those Christians who are not in "in Him" (carnal Christians). As a result, the important thing to further note is that all the pronouns which follow, also selectively, refer to specific Believers as opposed to all Believers.

I take issue with your general application of Paul's epistle(s) to "all Believers".

The truth of the selectivity is profound as it pertains to the true Doctrine of God/Christ and is monumental as it relates to whom and what type rewards are granted as well as other eternal considerations.

My reply

> > We can determine the definition of being in Him (in Christ) be referring to I John 2:5: ".....whoso (whosoever) keepeth his word (commandments), in him verily (truly) is the love of God perfected (matured). The verse goes on to underscore that this definition is the definition for how we know that a Christian is "in Him" vs. a Christian who is not "in Him" (carnal Christian) ie. "hereby know we that we are in him." Therefore, Paul's epistles are selectively addressed to those Christians who are "in Him" (in Christ) as defined vs. those Christians who are not in "in Him" (carnal Christians). As a result, the important thing to further note is that all the pronouns which follow, also selectively, refer to specific Believers as opposed to all Believers.

Quoted from my statements in PC 369:
I Thess. 5:4: "But ye, brethren (believers), are NOT IN DARKNESS...Ye are ALL the children of LIGHT...let us, who are of the DAY, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should LIVE TOGETHER WITH HIM."

1Th 1:1 starts out with "Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto THE CHURCH of the Thessalonians which is IN GOD THE FATHER AND IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST".

In all of 1 Thessalonians, Paul was addressing BRETHREN BELIEVERS WHO WERE "IN GOD THE FATHER AND IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST." If they are "in Christ", they are believers.

Even the Laodiceans are in Christ until they are temporarily spewed out of his mouth. They have washed their robes in the blood of Christ by the time of the second Rapture.

Rev 7:14 says, "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." Therefore, they have been reinstated in Christ.

Therefore, I believe it was correct to call the Thessalonian brethren believers when I said, "I Thess. 5:4: 'But ye, brethren (believers), are NOT IN DARKNESS...Ye are ALL the children of LIGHT'. Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re: Comments on Pro & Con 369

In your critique of #369, you refer to I Thess. 5:4 and to the pronoun "Ye" as relating to all Believers.

There is a question about to whom Paul addressed his epistles. In this epistle, Paul addresses those who are "in God" and "in the Lord Jesus Christ." Using variations, Paul addresses those who are "in Christ" or one could say in Him. It is very obvious that Paul is being much more specific than most clergy and Christians understand.

We can determine the definition of being in Him (in Christ) be referring to I John 2:5: ".....whoso (whosoever) keepeth his word (commandments), in him verily (truly) is the love of God perfected (matured). The verse goes on to underscore that this definition is the definition for how we know that a Christian is "in Him" vs. a Christian who is not "in Him" (carnal Christian) ie. "hereby know we that we are in him." Therefore, Paul's epistles are selectively addressed to those Christians who are "in Him" (in Christ) as defined vs. those Christians who are not in "in Him" (carnal Christians). As a result, the important thing to further note is that all the pronouns which follow, also selectively, refer to specific Believers as opposed to all Believers.

I take issue with your general application of Paul's epistle(s) to "all Believers".

The truth of the selectivity is profound as it pertains to the true Doctrine of God/Christ and is monumental as it relates to whom and what type rewards are granted as well as other eternal considerations.

My reply

> > not until the Prodigal Son returned and confessed did he complete the addition of that portion called Fellowship with God.

It is my understanding that all believers at the present time are IN CHRIST. Of those that are in Christ, there are two types, those that are in fellowship with God and those that are out of fellowship with God, i.e., wise and foolish virgins.

In the original, it is easy to see that the foolish virgins' lamps are not out, they are "going out," i.e., sputtering and threatening to go out. They do not have a reserve of oil of the Holy Spirit to enable them to wait until the bridegroom comes, especially since it is taking longer than many of us thought. They have to go get some more oil. The wise virgins have extra oil in their vessels (bodies) with their lamps.

Those in fellowship with God are wise virgins that are full of the oil of the Holy Spirit. They are Philadelphians that will be caught up to Heaven in the First-Trump Rapture. For the Philadelphians, Jesus has no words of condemnation.

Those out of fellowship with God are foolish-virgin-carnal Christians that do not have enough oil of the Holy Spirit to be caught up in the first Rapture. They are Laodiceans that will be spewed out of the Body of Christ at the time of the First-Trump Rapture if they don't repent. If left behind, they will have to wait awhile and then be caught up in the Last-Trump Rapture just before God's Wrath hits Earth.

The word "confessed" reveals what is necessary to go from being an out-of-fellowship Laodicean to being an in-fellowship Philadelphian. I John 1:3-9 says, "That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness (no sin) at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness (sin), we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light (no sin), as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from ALL sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins (known sins), he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (known and unknown sins).

1Th 5:19 tells us, "Quench not the Spirit." Unconfessed sin causes the level of the indwelling Holy Spirit to go down. Confessing our sin causes the level of the Holy Spirit to increase.

John 7:38 says, "He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water."

The Holy Spirit is likened to a fountain of living water in us. Like the reciprocating Gihon Spring south of the Temple Mount, which several times a day gushes forth or falls 18 inches, the level of the Holy Spirit in us can rise and fall. Rev 21:6 says, "And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the FOUNTAIN OF THE WATER OF LIFE freely. What triggers the upwelling Holy Spirit in us is confessing our sins.

The trigger in the Gihon spring system is somewhere in the natural underground water works. As soon as enough water collects in an underground lake, the weight of the water probably triggers a siphon to operate until the water level drops and it draws air.

1Jn 2:23,24 says, "Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. 24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. IF THAT WHICH YE HAVE HEARD FROM THE BEGINNING SHALL REMAIN IN YOU, YE ALSO SHALL CONTINUE IN THE SON, AND IN THE FATHER." Agape

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