Pro and Con 1634

Posted 10-19-2011

An explosion on the Sun

Incoming e-mail, Pope Benedict XVI Highlights "Christian" Bond with Muslims

Sept 23, 2011

"Pope Benedict calls for Christianity & Islam to grow together"

My reply

That sounds like something the Antichrist would say.

TO ACCEPT CHRIST

PRAY! It can be in your own words. Tell God you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your own personal Saviour. End with "In Jesus' name, Amen.

Amen means so be it.

John 3:16 says, "God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever BELIEVETH in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Rom 10:9-13 says, "IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and WITH THE MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED."

Below is a sample prayer posted on the Internet you could use as a guide.

http://www24.brinkster.com/coltrain/jesus/saved.html

Accept Jesus Christ as your Savior by praying this simple prayer:

Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. But I believe that you died upon
the cross for me. That you shed your precious blood for the
forgiveness of my sin. And I believe that on the third day, you
rose from the dead, and went to Heaven to prepare a place
for me. I accept you now as my Savior, my Lord, my God,
my friend. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and set me free
from my sin. And, because you are my Savior, Jesus, "I shall not die, but have everlasting life". Thank you Jesus!

THE ASSEMBLY IN HEAVEN AT THE TIME OF THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE

Heb 12:22-24 says, "But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and TO THE SPIRITS OF JUST MEN MADE PERFECT, 24 And TO JESUS the mediator of the new covenant".

TYPES OF THE TWO RAPTURES: TWO TRUMPETS

Nu 10:2-4 says, "Make thee TWO TRUMPETS OF SILVER (i.e., picturing both the First-Trump Rapture and the Last-Trump Rapture); of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest USE THEM (i.e., both) FOR THE CALLING OF THE ASSEMBLY (i.e., of the Church as in Heb 12:22-24, AND FOR THE JOURNEYING OF THE CAMPS (plural). 3 And when they shall blow with them (i.e., both), ALL THE ASSEMBLY SHALL ASSEMBLE themselves to thee (i.e., at the Last-Trump Rapture of the Tribulation saints) at the DOOR (symbol of a Rapture, Rev 3:8) of the TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION. 4 And if they blow but with ONE TRUMPET, then the princes (i.e., the elders, the 12 patriarchs and the 12 apostles), which are heads of the thousands OF ISRAEL (i.e., John included), SHALL GATHER THEMSELVES UNTO THEE."

That First-Trump Rapture takes place in Rev 4:1-4. It includes the 24 elders of Israel and other saints "out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation (Rev 5:9).

THE FIRST GROUP SEEM TO BE CAUGHT UP AT THE FEAST OF INGATHERING, TABERNACLES

Ex 23:14-17 says, "Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib (i.e., Nisan); for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) 16 And the feast of harvest (i.e., Pentecost), the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field (i.e., world): and THE FEAST OF INGATHERING (i.e., Tabernacles), which is IN THE END OF THE YEAR (i.e., the festal year), when thou hast GATHERED IN (asaph, BEEN REMOVED, TAKEN UP, OR TAKEN AWAY, i.e., caught up at the first Rapture) thy labours (i.e., between Pentecost and the 8th day of Tabernacles) out of the field (i.e., world). 17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD."

Ex 34:22 says, "And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks (i.e., Pentecost), of the FIRSTFRUITS of wheat harvest, and the feast of INGATHERING (i.e., Tabernacles) at the year's end."

THE EIGHTH DAY OF TABERNACLES, A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY

Lev 23:34-36 says, "The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of TABERNACLES for seven days unto the LORD. 35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: ON THE EIGHTH DAY shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: IT IS A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY; and ye shall do no servile work therein."

THE EIGHTH DAY WILL BE A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY

Nu 29:35 says, "On the EIGHTH DAY ye shall have A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY: ye shall do no servile work therein".

WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

1Co_3:17 says, "the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are."

SOLOMON SENT THE PEOPLE AWAY ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF THE FOURTEEN-DAY DEDICATION OF THE TEMPLE

1Ki 8:63-66 says, "Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel DEDICATED THE HOUSE OF THE LORD. 64 The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brasen altar that was before the LORD was too little to receive the burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings. 65 And at that time Solomon held a FEAST (TABERNACLES), and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days. 66 ON THE EIGHTH DAY HE SENT THE PEOPLE AWAY: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done".

2Ch 7:5,9 says, "so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. 6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests SOUNDED TRUMPETS before them, and all Israel stood....9 And in the EIGHTH DAY they made a solemn ASSEMBLY: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days."

Joel 2:16 Gather the people, sanctify the CONGREGATION, ASSEMBLE THE ELDERS, GATHER THE CHILDREN, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet."

Num 20:6 "And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the ASSEMBLY unto the DOOR of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them."

THE BEGINNING OF THE WHEAT HARVEST (PENTECOST, BIRTH OF THE CHURCH) AND THE END OF THE WHEAT HARVEST (TABERNACLES, RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH)

Ex 34:22 says, "And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's (shanah, revolution of time's) end."

Incoming e-mail

Israel's National Committee for Space Research was first launched in 1963. Twenty years later, defense minister, Moshe Arens led and officially establish an operational space program, the Israel Space Agency. The need for the program, was military; Israel needed more advanced optical reconnaissance capabilities vis-à-vis the enemy states in the region.

On September 19, 1988, a domestically produced Shavit three-stage rocket carried the Ofek 1 satellite into a low-earth orbit.

[1] Israeli westward launches travel just south of Crete, pass south of Tunis and through the Straits of Gibraltar. By launching westward, Israeli rockets require more power to reach orbit. Therefore, the satellites were designed to be lighter and smaller than any other in the world. The low-earth orbit achieved from the westward launch allows for optimal daylight coverage of Israel’s main objective region, the Middle East.

In 1995, the first successful launch of a satellite with optical camera transmission capabilities, Ofek 3, entered into orbit. The most recent launch, Ofek 9, blasted into space from the Palmachim Air Force Base in June 2010.

The Ofek 9’s imaging was reported by the Christian Science Monitor to have resolution of better than 70cm and a pointing accuracy of 20 meters, capabilities that it suggested enable Israel to monitor Iran’s nuclear program.

[1] http://www.spacetoday.org/Rockets/Spaceports/Israel.html

Kevin Drake (2 Oct 2010)
"The 70th Week, the Rapture, & the Feast of Tabernacles"

Phil Rogers posted a link last week on the Five Doves directing anyone interested to look at his article on the 70th Week, the Rapture, and the Feast of Tabernacles found in John's Gospel. Many of you did read his article and chart.

However, many that did read Phil’s article have misunderstood the typology found in John chapter 7 regarding the Feast of Tabernacles. Many posted that they were expecting the Rapture to occur in the "midst" of this Feast of Tabernacles, which has just passed by without the Rapture occurring.

Phil never intimated in his article that the Rapture would be occurring this Feast of Tabernacles. He was very clear that the Rapture will occur in the 4th day/year or the "midst" of the 70th Week of Daniel based upon the typology found in the Feast of Tabernacles in John's Gospel.

When you look at the "timeline of the 70th Week of Daniel" in the Gospel of John, you see that Christ shows up "as it were in secret" on the 4th day or the "midst of the feast".

Why does He show up then?

Why on the 4th day or in the “midst”? Why not before the feast begins?

Don’t just accept that He does show up on the 4th day in the “midst”; there MUST be a reason WHY He shows up when He does!

Again, why doesn't the account in John 7 show Him going to the feast the "day before the week begins"? Which is what we would expect in regard to what we were all taught concerning the pre-Trib Rapture before a seven year Tribulation Period.

The answer should be apparent if this is any prophetic type concerning the 70th Week and leading to the millennial Kingdom!

The prophetic "type" found in John 7 indicates that Christ comes for the resurrection/rapture in the "midst" or in the 4th year (the 4th year being that whole year from Rosh 2010 to Rosh 2011) of Daniel’s 70th Week (which we believe occurs from Rosh 2007 to Rosh 2014), NOT before the 70th Week begins.

What is the reason why Christ does not come until the 4th year/day/midst of the 70th Week?

Because He is acting as our “advocate” (First John 2:1-2) against the accusations of Satan and He must remain there as long as Satan is present! Christ cannot come for the resurrection/rapture until Satan is no longer accusing the brethren.

When does that happen? In the "midst" of the 70th Week!

Scripture emphatically states that Satan is before the throne of God "day and night" accusing the brethren of sin (Revelation 12:10).

It is clear to most that "day and night" means CONTINUOUSLY, just as "day and night" also means "continuously" in the following passage....

Revelation 20:10-"And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever".

Do you believe that unsaved sinners will experience everlasting torment (“day and night”) in the lake of fire?

Satan is not cast out of heaven as the accuser until the “midst” of the 70th Week (see Revelation chapter 12) and that is WHY Christ cannot come until the 4th day/year or “midst” of the 70th Week to “rapture” the believers!

Many do not believe that the 70th Week could possibly have already begun (and the “church” still be here), for they were taught that nothing happens prophetically until the Rapture occurs.

The Lord did say "While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him" (Matthew 25:5-6).

In my opinion, there has been no other doctrine more soporific ("sleep inducing") than the unscriptural doctrine of "imminence" which has pervaded the "church" in these last days. It is because of that doctrine that "they all slumbered and slept" right up to when the cry is made for the resurrection/rapture.

Most of you are familiar with what I, Phil Rogers, and Sherry Vance have been teaching and here is a laundry list of what we teach which can be found at www.godstimeline.net.....

1- was Israel born in a day?

2- were there 19 full and complete years of growth coming to...

3- the 6 day war and the unification of Jerusalem beginning their 20th year?

4- from that time would there be that 40 year generation to bring them to the 70th Week of Daniel (as we already knew to be happening since 2006)?

5-that the Lord's Day began with the completion of 6000 years of mans dominion?

6- that this time came to its full in the year 2000 on Rosh Hashanah (both by the understanding of the Jews and the Gentiles)?

7- that that same Jewish year of 5760 was reported as being the "year of the Mikva" for the world baptismal cleansing?

8- That it was reported (to the Jews understanding) that the year 5761 would be a Sabbath year?

9- That PRIOR to 1993, Arafat (in Brazil) told the public that the PLO would NEVER give peace to Israel?

10- that in 1993,Yitzak Rabin went to Arafat seeking a peace agreement (NO length of treaty given)?

11- That AT Rosh Hashanah of 1993 the Oslo Peace accord was signed?

12- That in exactly 7 years ON ROSH HASHANAH of 2000 Arafat broke the accords and called for the 2nd Intifada?

13- That this would occur in conjunction with points 5, 6, and 7 above?

14- That Arafat (being a distant relative of Jacob/Israel) would be the head of the family of Ishmael (in being like Hagar the EGYPTIAN)? Arafat was an Egyptian!

15- that IF the 6000 years of man came to its conclusion with the dawning of the new Millennium (the 7th day/last day/the Day of the Lord/the Lord's Day) that the prophecy of Joel 2 in this aspect would be seen (signs in the heavens... Comet Shoemaker Levi slamming into Jupiter in 21 fragments, and in the year 2000 the (2 times) "heavenly Menorahs” aligned themselves).

16- The prophecy of Joel 2 that in the earth, blood, fire and pillars of smoke would be seen before the “day of the Lord” (the 7th or “last day” patterned/shown by the Creation account) arrived (four separate volcanoes erupting in 24 hours at the time of Easter in 2000)!

17- the prophecy (Joel 2) of the Sun being darkened (7 total eclipses in the ten years prior to 2000)

18- the prophecy of the moon turning to blood (2 blood moons in 1996 on Jewish feast days- and one in 2000)

19- and these 4 aspects of this prophecy (Joel 2) happening just as scripture states BEFORE the great and terrible Day of the Lord came on Rosh 2000!

20- and as scripture states concerning these last days, that men will heap upon themselves treasures against the last days. And this will be seen as a time of GREAT PLENTY as the type concerning Joseph shows. Wouldn't these "last days" begin with "THE LAST DAY"? Look at the years of world prosperity in the explosion of the “dotcom” computer industry! It began in 1993 and crashed 7 years later in 2000!

21- that crashing of world economic computer related businesses also had the warning of its crashing in 1993 in the form of Y2K! For the year 2000!

22- that same year of the crash of internet business growth saw the Lord's Day, the Last day begin the Famine week. BUT the Lord said that He will send a famine upon the land, not of bread and water, but of hearing the Word of the Lord! It was at Rosh Hashanah of 2000 that many believed the Lord to return for His church(the Rapture) to begin that 7th day and the 70th week of Daniel. When that didn't happen, exactly what the Lord said He would do happened. There was a great famine that occurred to His people and therefore others who did NOT WANT TO HEAR (the prophetic) THE WORD OF THE LORD!

23- Then from 2006, I (we) understood by the scriptures the significant relevance to the Advocacy of Christ as our High Priest from the accuser (Satan)! And that the 70th Week of Daniel was to begin at Rosh Hashanah of 2007-08!

24- in 2006, I (we) knew of Obama to be shortly regarded as the upcoming antichrist!

25- Then in 2008 (at Rosh Hashanah) to begin the last 6 years till Christ's (based upon what has already been fulfilled to date) establishment of His Kingdom, came the crash of the world's economy in the sign of the NYSE drop of 777.68! Exactly showing the three 7's of Jacob's Trouble. I (we) have been teaching this since early 2001! And this right after the Sabbatical Year (Rosh 2000-2001) was completed. And to bring to fulfillment and fulfilling of the world's economy to be in complete change and instability since the Sabbatical Year of 2007-2008!

26- Shortly before this we saw that "Obama" was being hailed as "the One" and “the Messiah" and the fulfilling of the perception of this false worship and religion that will come to its full shortly.

27- Then shortly after (as Obama took the Presidency) we saw that he indeed OBTAINED the Kingdom by flatteries (being called “the One”- “the Messiah”).

28- And we DID see him enter into the kingdom (America-Mystery Babylon) peaceably!

29- And as the "vile one" in Daniel chapter 11, he took the kingdom of his predecessor who lost his kingdom neither by war nor anger (Bush was simply termed out of office)!

Now then, did these things happen?

Most of us here on the Doves believe that Obama is the one who will become the antichrist, yet we (myself included) were taught that there is a "pre-Trib" Rapture before the "seven year Tribulation”. We were also taught that the antichrist would come from the European Union or the revived Roman Empire.

So much of what we were taught in the past is now questionable in light of recent history.

If you would like to see other articles and charts concerning the Rapture and the 2nd Coming of Christ, please visit www.godstimeline.net.
Kevin

http://www.fwponline.cc/v24i2/reasoner_1.html

Albert Edersheim connected the feast of tabernacles with Revelation 7:9-10 and said it is the only type in the Old Testament which has not yet been fulfilled. He connected the feast of tabernacles with the latter- day glory described in Zechariah 14:16-21, which describes the conversion of all nations. Solomon’s temple and the DESCENT OF THE SHECHINAH GLORY of God occurred during this feast (1 Kings 8; 2 Chron 7)....

The feast of trumpets is incorporated in Revelation 8-9, announcing the establishment of Christ’s kingdom and millennial reign at his first advent. Thus, the feast of trumpets does not symbolize a gathering out or rapture, but the feast of tabernacles does symbolize an ingathering or harvest of souls....

(Rev) 7:9-17 could depict the feast of ingathering or harvest.

Sukkoth is a pilgrimage festival; it is one of three festivals that were celebrated until 70 A.D. by mass pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. Sukkoth is also a harvest festival. It is sometimes referred to as Chag Ha'Asif, the Festival of the Ingathering (harvesting).

The Feast of Tabernacles is a picture of the wedding feast - the booth (sukkah) is decorated like the wedding canopy (the chuppah).

The celebration calls for construction of a Sukka, a temporary dwelling made out of a movable material. Some people use tree branches, with a roof made of any material of vegetable origin. You are to spend your time in the Sukka, eating and sleeping there as a remembrance that our life on this Earth is temporary.

Incoming e-mail, Re: ARTICLE ON TEMPLE LOCATION IN JERUSALEM

Marilyn, I know you have done lots of study on the location of the Temple .......perhaps some months ago. I do not remember your conclusions.

But here/ below/ pasted is an article by a friend who wants to remain anonymous. This friend based the conclusions on the location of the Gihon springs......and Ernest Martins Book......on the Temple of Jerusalem.

Would you take a look at it and let me know what you think?

God bless / ...article below. (omitted because of the length)

My reply

> > This friend based the conclusions on the location of the Gihon springs......and Ernest Martins Book......on the Temple of Jerusalem.

I am well acquainted with the late Earnest Martin's work. I knew a good friend of his, and he gave me Martin's books.

I appreciate the amount of research Martin did. He was tireless in his search for all available details, and turned up some amazing things. However, I disagree with him on two things, the location of the Temple and the date of Jesus' birth. I think Jesus was born on Tishri 1 in 5 BC.

Martin located the Temple above the Gihon Spring because he said it was the only spring within a five-mile radius, but there is no reason it has to be within a five-mile radius. There doesn't even have to be a spring on the Temple Mount.

According to the Talmud (Zevachim 54b), his (i.e., David's) initial choice fell on Ein Eitam, a spring located to the south of Jerusalem. Ein Eitam appeared to be an obvious choice since it is the highest point in the entire region."

Therefore, the Eitam Spring near Bethlehem was chosen by Solomon to supply water to the Temple via an aquaduct (sealed on the inside with plaster) that had an overall gentle gradient from Solomon's Pools to the Temple. The aquaduct was tunneled through stone where possible, and the engineers utilized a valley to build a huge siphon. Water is heavy. The weight of water in the siphon's 100' drop kept the water moving in the whole aqueduct. Therefore, the Temple was supplied with running water. Cisterns were used at the Temple for both storage and a wonderful water-purification system.

The Gihon Spring doesn't have enough head to have supplied the Temple with constantly running water. It is a reciprocating spring. The water runs until the spring draws air, then stops until the depth of the accumulating underground water shuts off the air again. The spring gushes several times a day instead of constantly.

1 Kings 1:33,38 says, "Further adding to the strategic position was its abundant water supply from the Gihon Spring (meaning "gush forth," WHICH IT DOES SEVERAL TIMES EACH DAY". http://www.ancientsandals.com/overviews/temple.htm

1 Chron 21:18,20 says, "Then the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. 20 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat."

To thresh wheat, oxen usually pulled a tribulum, sort of a sled, over the wheat. You couldn't do that at the Gihon Spring. Besides poluting the water, there were too many steps.

David bought a threshingfloor, not a spring. If the Temple was to be built over the Gihon Spring, why did David buy Ornan's threshingfloor?

1Ch 21:28 says, "At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there." Would anyone sacrifice at a spring? Wouldn't that polute the water?

The Temple was built on Araunah's bedrock threshing floor. When winnowing barley, they would throw the barley up in the air with a pitchfork so the wind, aided by a fan if necessary, would blow away the chaff. The barley would fall on the stone and could be gathered without mixing in topsoil.

Threshing near a spring wouldn't work anyway. The chaff would pollute the water, and at the Gihon, the steps going down to the water.

It is easy to see that the lower aquaduct would work properly. Sea Level at Ein Eitam and Solomon's Pools is 765.0 meters. Sea Level of the lower aquaduct at the Temple Mount is 737.5 meters.

> > All my life I have been taught that the Dome of the Rock now sits on the rock that was once the foundation of Solomon’s Temple. But the historian, Josephus, who lived in Jerusalem during the lifetime of Jesus, said that the Gihon Spring was beneath the Temple. But because the Gihon Spring is actually not under the Dome of the Rock, today’s theologians tell us that Josephus didn’t know what he was talking about, because anyone can plainly see that the Gihon Spring is not under the Dome of the Rock.

The Temple was not built on the rock under the Dome of the Rock. It was built between the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque. The rear wall lined up with the wailing wall. Among other things, the slope of the aquaduct after entering the Temple Mount and the location of the cisterns show that.

If I remember right, Josephus was born in 35 AD. The Crucifixion was in 30 AD. However, Josephus was a Pharisee priest, so he did give us lots of valuable information. I don't know which aquaduct he was talking about though. He didn't see Solomon's Temple, he saw Herod's.

> > We have an eye-witness description from an ancient writer named Aristeas.

He did not live at the time of Solomon's Temple, either.

> > Note here that he said, “There is an inexhaustible supply of water, because an abundant natural spring gushes up from within the Temple area.” > > There is no such spring within the area of the Dome of the Rock.

There was no such spring anywhere on the Temple Mount. Instead, there was spring water brought to the Temple by the lower aquaduct.

> > we have an eye-witness description from the history of Tacitus (History Book 5, par. 12):

Tacitus was born about 56 AD. He didn't see Solomon's Temple.

> > “He (David) said to them, ‘Take your lord’s servants with you and set Solomon my son on my own mule and take him down to Gihon.

There was no Temple yet. David lived south of what had been Ornan's threshing floor. The Gihon could have been south of David's quarters.

> > And isn’t it strange that the only other mention of Gihon in the Bible is in connection with the Garden of Eden. Is it just a coincidence, or is it vital information?

The Garden of Eden was near the Euphrates, so I don't see a connection.

> > I’m sure that the member of that organization who wrote the...statement, knows that the Gihon Spring is not beneath the Dome of the Rock.

That's right; the Gihon Spring is south of the Temple Mount. The Temple's amazing water works kept the incoming spring water pure. It was made up of a series of cisterns marching downhill, and utilized the purifying action of running water constantly flowing downhill over stone.

> > When God had called Moses up into Mt. Sinai He had shown him a pattern by which the Tabernacle would be designed. We are not specifically told what that pattern was, but by seeing the dimensions by which it was built, it becomes evident that it basically consisted of a square and a rectangle, both of which were surrounded by a much larger rectangle. The entrance to each of these was on the east.

The Tabernacle was a pattern of the three heavens represented by the three eastern lamps on the lampstand (1. Mars, 2. Jupiter, 3. Saturn). Paul was caught up to the third heaven (II Cor12:1-4), Saturn, where Jesus' throne is located (Eze 1:1,26-28).

According to Josephus, a Pharisee priest, the lamps on the candlestick represented the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn (Ant.III.VI.7; WarsV.V.5).

The Tabernacle was made up of three cubes. A cube and a sphere that would fit into that cube have the same dimensions. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. Therefore, Heaven, a globe, is represented by either a sphere or a cube. So is the Earth. Isa 11:12 says, "And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH."

Rev 7:1 says, "And after these things I saw four angels standing on the FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree."

Of the heavenly New Jerusalem, Rev 21:16 says, "And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal."

The cube called the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle represented Heaven, Saturn. The two cubes called the Holy Place represent Mars and Jupiter. The court where the Altar and Brazen Sea were located represented Earth, which is 70% water and 30% rock and soil. That's why soil was mounded up underneath the altar. Agape

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