Pro and Con 1690
HEAVEN MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, GOD LIKES PRETTY THINGS
ANOTHER OF HIS WONDERS, THIS BLUE BIRD OF PARADISE IS AN
ACROBAT, SHOWING OFF HIS FLUFF TO IMPRESS HIS MATE
I listen to National Geographic Wild, and just marvel at the things they say just evolved. The alligator produced something that kept him from getting sick from bacteria in his food. If he didn't have that in the
beginning, wouldn't he die before he could make anything to protect himself?
They are not the only ones. Here is a quote from the New York Times.
"The king cobra can subdue its dinner without suffering from any venomous counterattack.
"This large snake, resistant to the very potent venoms of its prey, would appear then to be impervious. But we all know the story of the mongoose, if not from wildlife programs then from Rudyard Kipling's tale "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." How does the mongoose defeat the king cobra?
"The mongoose's quick reflexes help it dodge the cobra's defensive bite, and its powerful jaws can dispatch a snake in one blow. But there are also genetic grounds for the mongoose's courage. Sometimes an attacking mongoose is bitten, but it has another line of defense against the venom - its acetylcholine receptor has also evolved so that the cobra neurotoxin cannot bind to it. A set of changes in the mongoose's receptor makes it resemble the cobra's own
"The mongoose's evolutionary adaptation is not unique. Other small, humble creatures have evolved ways to endure what for most animals would be lethal snakebites, and some of these resistant animals turn the tables to conquer and consume their venomous foes."
For me, it is so easy to see that God did these things, I just have to laugh.
THE MOST AMAZING VIDEO OF THE SUN I HAVE EVER SEEN
1 KG METEORITE PIECE FOUND IN RUSSIAN
URALS, BIGGEST CHUNK YET DISCOVERED
"It weighs about a kilogram," Viktor Grokhovsky from the Urals University says...The number of fragments found
by authorized meteorite specialists amounts to a few hundred by now....Grokhovsky believes bunches
more are still to be found, including a possible biggest chunk that he says may lie at the bottom
of Lake Chebarkul. It could be up to 60cm in diameter, he assures."
TWO COMETS WILL PROBABLY BE VISIBLE
IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SOON
Comet Pan-STARRS is already visible in the southern hemisphere.
It should be seen in the northern hemisphere about March 8.
Comet ISON will be closest to Earth in December, 2013. It may be visible during the day.
It could become one of the best and brightest comets of the past several centuries.
IN LUKE 10:18, JESUS SAID, "I BEHELD SATAN
AS LIGHTNING FALL FROM HEAVEN"
Lightning struck St. Peter's Basilica twice on 2-11-13,
just hours after Pope Benedict XVI resigned
INCOMING EMAIL, RE: BRIDE OF CHRIST
Hello, i saw your website prophecycorner... and was wondering if you think the bride of christ is a real woman? Thank you.
I think the "bride of Christ" is made up of all the wise-virgin Philadelphian saints.
Mat 25:1-10 says, "Then shall the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the BRIDEGROOM tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then ALL THOSE VIRGINS arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, THE BRIDEGROOM CAME; AND THEY THAT WERE READY WENT IN WITH HIM TO THE MARRIAGE: and the door was shut."
To the Philadelphians, Jesus said, "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the CHURCHES" (Rev 3:10-13).
The Bride is the group of believers that make up the ekklesia (lit. the called-out ones).
Eph 5:25-27 says, "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church (ekklesia), and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."
2Co 10:7 says, "If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, EVEN SO ARE WE CHRIST'S."
2Co 11:2 says, "I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ."
Rev 21:2 says, "And I John saw the holy CITY, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, PREPARED AS A BRIDE adorned for her husband."
Rev 21:9-14 says, "Come hither, I will shew thee THE BRIDE, the Lamb's wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great CITY, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb." Agape
MY REVIEW OF THE VIDEO "SATAN AT THE WAILING WALL" BY BROTHER NATHANAEL
Brother Nathanael said, "Now the Jews would have us believe that there is something sacred about the Western Wall, that it's a remnant of the Second Temple....Dead wrong. The Wailing Wall is actually the remains of a Roman fortress called "Fort Antonia" built north of the actual Temple where no protruding rock ever existed but rather was built upon the Gihon Spring. The rock upon which the Dome of the Rock was built adjoining the Western Wall was actually the centerpiece around which Fort Antonia was built. There's nothing sacred about this rock or this wall. This is attested to by the eyewitness, Jewish historian Josephus who also wrote in his "Jewish Wars" that the Romans left nothing above or below ground of the Second Temple so that one coming to Jerusalem thereafter would never believe a Temple ever existed. According to Josephus, Titus, the Roman General who razed Jerusalem to the ground in 70 AD, allowed Fort Antonia to remain to house the Tenth Legion left to monitor Roman affairs in Jerusalem. And thus the prophecy of Christ, "Not one stone will be left upon another," was fulfilled. God will not be mocked. If you still don't believe me, then get the book, "The Temples That Jerusalem Forgot," by Professor Dr Ernest Martin, and you'll surely be convinced."
I'm not convinced.
No stone of the Temple was left upon another, because people were looking for gold that melted and ran down between the stones.
One stone was found on the ground at the SW corner that was marked "to the place of trumpeting". It had been installed on the corner of the platform above.
I loved reading Ernest Martin's books that were given to me by a close friend of his. Martin did a tremendous amount of research before making up his mind. He turned up details others missed. However, he was human like the rest of us. His final conclusions were not always right. I differ with him on the date of Jesus' birth and the location of the Temple.
I too have done a lot of research on these things, and I am certain that he was wrong about the Temple being built over the Gihon Spring south of the Temple Mount, and Brother Nathanael is following Martin's lead.
The Gihon Spring did not have enough head, or water pressure, to work for the Temple. It was a siphon-type karst spring, a reciprocating spring, intermittent. It would gush at times and then slack off. It varied with the seasons and annual rainfall. There are karstic caves underground. When they are filled with water to the brim, the spring gushes. When the level drops, the spring slacks off. This type of operation would not work at the Temple. It's decending water purification system required that the water be kept flowing at all times.
The Gihon spring furnished water to the city. 2Ch 32:30 says, "Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David."
The Temple was built on the Temple Mount. Fort Antonia was built on the northern section of the mount. The Temple was built on the southern section. Tuvia Sagiv agrees. I will include his diagram of the Temple Mount.
OUR BEST NON-BIBLICAL AUTHORITY ON WHERE THE TEMPLE WAS BUILT
Josephus was there. He was of a priestly family of the first rank. He would have been taken to the temple when 12 years old. After looking into the Sadducees, Essenes and Pharisees from 17 to 19, he joined the Pharisees when 19. He was a priest who described the temple furnishings, even telling what they symbolized. He had been inside the temple. He knew what other priests knew. He was an eye-witness to events in 70 AD. He was a careful historian after that. I believe what he said about the Temple.
In Wars of the Jews, V. V. 8, Josephus said, "Now, as to the tower of Antonia, it was situated at the corner of two cloisters of the court of the Temple." No one suggests that the Tower of Antonia was over the Gihon Spring.
Speaking of the four towers of the Tower of Antonia, Josephus said, "the south-east corner was seventy cubits high (i.e., higher than the other three towers), that from thence the whole temple might be viewed; but on the corner where it joined to the two cloisters of the temple, it had passages down to them both, through which the guard (for there always lay in this tower a Roman Legion) went several ways among the cloisters, with their arms, on the Jewish festivals, in order to watch the people, that they might not there attempt to make any innovations; for the temple was a fortress that guarded the city, as was the tower of Antonia a guard to the temple...as that hill on which the tower of Antonia stood, was the highest of these three, so did it adjoin to the new city, and was the only place that hindered the sight of the temple on the north."
Listen to Josephus as he reveals that the square Fort Antonia and the square Temple court with cloisters on all four sides were joined together, and that the rock, some of which is now in the Dome of the Rock, was in Fort Antonia. "Now as to the tower of Antonia," he said, "it was situated at the corner of two cloisters of the court of the temple; of that on the WEST, and that on the NORTH; it was erected upon a ROCK of fifty cubits in height, and was on a great precipice; it was the work of king Herod, wherein he demonstrated his natural magnanimity. In the first place, THE ROCK ITSELF WAS COVERED OVER WITH SMOOTH PIECES OF STONE, from its foundation, both for ornament, and that any one who would either try to get up or to go down it might not be able to hold his feet upon it."
In Wars I. V. 4, Josephus mentioned, "Antonia, which was a fortress that JOINED TO THE NORTH PART OF THE TEMPLE."
In an article, "Buildings of Herod"
(http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=242&letter=J#919), I found out that Fort Antonia was built on a higher level than the Temple. It said that Herod "enlarged the Baris commanding the Temple on the north, and renamed it 'Antonia.' It was connected with the Temple by a flight of stairs (Acts xxi. 35)."
On Tuvia Sagiv's chart above, the position of the wailing wall
is his red line along the western wall of the temple mount. This
man has done a monumental, marvelous work, trying to leave no
stone unturned. I'm convinced that he is right about where
the temple was built by Herod. No other placement makes
The wall that juts out at a right angle from the left side of the
wailing wall marks Wilson's Arch, where the
arch-supported causeway carrying the aqueduct entered the temple
area. It may also mark the northern wall of the Temple proper. It
is south of the Dome of the Rock.
The Temple Mount is where God sent Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. It is where King David bought the threshing floor of Ornan for an altar to avert God's judgment. It is where Solomon built the First Temple. It is where the Second Temple stood until it was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD.
1Ch 21:25 says, "So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight."
Masons' marks written in Phoenician letters, were found by Sir C. Warren on the lower courses in the eastern wall of the Temple mount in the late 19th century. Finding Phoenician mason's marks on the lower Temple mount (Haram) walls shows that Solomon built the first Temple on Mt. Moriah, not over the Gihon Spring in the City of David. Herod tore out the foundation laid in Ezra's day and laid a new one where Solomon had built the first Temple. Herod's distinctive "pillow" stones in the wall also show it's authenticity. Robinson's arch is part of the bridge which Herod built across the Tyropoean valley.
I think the back wall of the Holy of Holies faced the Wailing Wall. The Temple was built over the Kas Fountain between the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque. There are trees in that area now.
Many think they will have to tear down the Dome of the Rock to build the Temple, and that isn't necessary. The dimensions of the rock under the dome will not even fit inside the Holy of Holies. I have studied this a lot and have decided that the Temple should be built with its front facing east and its back lined up with and facing the Wailing Wall. It should be built over the Kas Fountain between the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque. If one just studies the water purification system for the Temple, they should be able to come to the same conclusion.
The Ein Eitam Aqueduct entered the Temple at Wilson's Arch north of the wailing wall and turned southeast. It could not have supplied running water to the Dome of the Rock, because that was north of the aqueduct entry. The water could have reached the Priest's Court by gravity feed. At the entry point, the spring was 23 cubits above the level of the Temple court. The constantly running water from the Ein Eitam Spring south of Solomon's Pools cascaded from the aqueduct into a series of cisterns cut in the rock carrying the moving water downhill on that solid rock hill to keep it pure. The water flowed all the time, because they built a 100 ft. deep sealed siphon in a valley along the path of the aqueduct before it reached the Temple area. The water was carried by the siphon across a hollow which lies in its course, near Rachael's tomb.
The Temple mount was well supplied with water. The soldiers in Fort Antonia could have been supplied by the northern aqueduct, plus there is a spring near the NW corner, where the convent of the Sisters of Zion was located.
Scripture shows us that there were stairs between the castle of Antonia and the Temple.
Act 21:30-40 says, "And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut. 31 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar. 32 Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul. 33 Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done. 34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle. 35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people. 36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him. 37 And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek? 38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers? 39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people. 40 And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue".
INCOMING EMAIL, RE: THE POPE AND OBAMA TOGETHER IN JERUSALEM?--IS REVELATION 13 UNFOLDING BEFORE OUR EYES?
A few days ago I wrote a post about the possibility of Obama and the new Pope, the Antichrist and the probable False Prophet, getting together in Jerusalem. I cannot shake this feeling, and it seems to be getting stronger.
Is this the reason for the timing of the resignation of the Pope? Is this the reason why there are attempts to hasten the start of the conclave to elect the new Pope? 40 inclusive days from his resignation on Feb. 11th is Mar. 22nd, which seems to be some sort of Day of Destiny. Obama is scheduled to be in Jerusalem Mar. 21--22nd.
Is it just coincidence that the Vatican, just weeks ago, was given an official seat of authority in Jerusalem? Will the new Pope officially receive his coronation in Jerusalem? Will it coincide with Obama's visit there? Will the Vatican SOON be moved to Jerusalem?
Will the False Prophet, (the new Pope?) be given credit for raising Obama from the "dead"? Is the stage for the Abomination (Obamination) of Desolation being set for late March?
It is my strong opinion that Revelation 13 is referring to Obama, and the next Pope, and that this next Pope will be given credit for raising Obama from the dead (I believe it will be a staged fake assassination). Look at Rev. 13:11--15:
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he exercises all the POWER of the first beast before him, and CAUSES THE EARTH AND THOSE WHO DWELL IN THE EARTH TO WORSHIP THE FIRST BEAST, WHOSE DEADLY WOUND WAS HEALED. And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down form heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And deceives those who dwell on the earth BY THE MEANS OF THOSE MIRACLES WHICH HE HAD THE POWER TO DO IN THE SIGHT OF THE BEAST; saying to them who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image of the beast, WHO HAD THE WOUND BY A SWORD, AND DID LIVE. AND HE (THE 2ND BEAST, THE FALSE PROPHET)
HAD POWER TO GIVE LIFE ..."
Please note that the 2nd Beast, the False Prophet, (the next Pope?) is given credit for everything that happens in these 5 verses. Also, please note that this 2nd Beast is given power for healing the "deadly" wound of the first Beast, the Antichrist. Also, please note that the False Prophet is given power to give life. But also, please note that the False Prophet (the next Pope?) does these miracles IN THE SIGHT OF THE BEAST.
Do these verses not tell us that the Antichrist, Obama, and the False Prophet (the next Pope?) will be together when Obama recovers from his "mortal" head wound? What more appropriate place for this to happen than Jerusalem? What better time than the Holy Days? What better time than around the time that Obama makes his first appearance in Jerusalem, on the very same day of the year that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, the 10th of Nissan?
Do not think for a second that it was just a coincidence that Obama is scheduled to make his grand first appearance in Jerusalem, just like Jesus did, on the 10th of Nissan. Do not think it is just a coincidence that the Pope's announcement of his resignation came on the 11th of a month, like so many of the NWO elite's planned Prophetic events. Do not think it is just a coincidence that it is EXACTLY 40 inclusive days to March 22nd, from the announcement date of Feb. 11th. Do not think for a minute that it is just a coincidence that lightning struck (twice?) at the top of St. Peter's (the name of the next Pope?) Basilica at the Vatican within hours of this alarming and historic announcement.
Truly we are potentially entering the most exciting month in the history of end-times Bible Prophecy. What happened approximately 2000 years ago, on the 10th of Nissan, the same day of the year when Obama enters Jerusalem?
Let's read about it in Luke 21:
"And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the donkey...and they set him (Jesus) thereon. And a great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and waved them in the way. And the multitudes that went before him (Jesus), and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David (Jesus): BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest."
Fast forward three weeks from now to Mar. 21--22nd, as
Barack Hussein Obama, the anointed one of the New World
Order, makes his grand entrance in Jerusalem (possibly
through the eastern gate, where the promised Messiah is
supposed to enter). He enters to a vast multitude of cheering
Perhaps the fake assassination could involve a Jew, as his
supposed killer, immediately turning the whole world against
Israel, causing them to flee to the wilderness (Petra?), as the Scriptures tell us will happen.
Now imagine, about 3 or 4 days later, a worldwide news flash
that Obama has miraculously been raised from the dead, and
that the new Pope is being given credit for it. Now, the whole
world wonders after the Beast. The report says that Obama and the new Pope will make an appearance together on the Temple Mount in just a matter of hours.
Toss in a nuclear bomb, somewhere during these Holy Days, by Israel on Syria and/or Iran, or a nuclear strike on the United States, with a regional, or worldwide war breaking out at this very same time, or Ezekiel 38--39, the Battle of Gog and Magog, with Russia and Iran and their allies attacking Israel, and it is not hard to see how quickly the world could be thrust into the Great Tribulation, right after the Rapture and Sudden Destruction.
On March 21--22, 2013, we will have the Anti-Messiah, Obama, attempting to imitate the real Messiah, Jesus, on the very same day of the year, in the same holy city of Jerusalem. Truly, this cannot be coincidental. To truly imitate the real Messiah, there will need to be a death, or fake death, and a resurrection, or fake resurrection. Rev. 13 presents just such a scenario. Is the Anti-Messiah about to attempt to imitate the real Messiah? Is the world about to witness the long-awaited, spectacular events that trigger the Great Tribulation?
Soon after the announcement of the name of the new Pope, will we hear of his expected arrival in Jerusalem, at the same time that Obama will be there? Rev. 13 strongly implies that THE TWO BEASTS WILL BE TOGETHER when these Prophetic events take place. The 2nd Beast is given credit for the recovery of the mortal head wound of the Antichrist. The 2nd Beast (the next Pope?) performs these miracles IN THE SIGHT OF THE 1ST BEAST.
Stay tuned. I do not pretend to know exactly what the future holds. I am just attempting to line up the events in the Prophetic Word of end-times events with current events. Admittedly, there is much speculation here, but it is just to give you some idea how the New World Order elite COULD be setting the stage for the last half of March. Extremely exciting times! Prepare to be part of the Bride of Christ. Is March, 2013, the month?
> > Do these verses not tell us that the Antichrist, Obama, and the False Prophet (the next Pope?) will be together when Obama recovers from his "mortal" head wound? What more appropriate place for this to happen than Jerusalem? What better time than the Holy Days? What better time than around the time that Obama makes his first appearance in Jerusalem, on the very same day of the year that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, the 10th of Nissan?...
> > Truly we are potentially entering the most exciting month in the history of end-times Bible Prophecy. What happened approximately 2000 years ago, on the 10th of Nissan, the same day of the year when Obama enters Jerusalem?
> > Let's read about it in Luke 21:
> > "And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the donkey...and they set him (Jesus) thereon. And a great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and waved them in the way. And the multitudes that went before him (Jesus), and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David (Jesus): BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest."
In 30 AD, year of the Crucifixion, Nisan 10 was not Palm Sunday. It was Monday, the day the Passover lambs were selected, the day Jesus cursed the fig tree and purified the Temple.
Check it out at: http://www.torahcalendar.com/Calendar.asp
This calendar converter has been adjusted to eliminate the 2-day error in most calendar converter programs that extrapolate the present Hebrew calendar backward. They are off by 2 days in 30 AD because of postponements Hillel II made.
If you want to check it at the Calendar Converter at
there are 2 ways to come up with the correct answer.
1. Add 2 days to the Hebrew date, i.e., 3790 Nisan 12, and hit Calculate, or
2. Set the Julian Calendar for Monday, April 3, 30 AD, and hit Calculate.
The Hebrew Calendar will then read 3790, Nisan 12. Subtract 2 days.
> > Fast forward three weeks from now to Mar. 21--22nd, as
Barack Hussein Obama, the anointed one of the New World
Order, makes his grand entrance in Jerusalem (possibly
through the eastern gate, where the promised Messiah is
supposed to enter).
"Facing the Mount of Olives on the eastern side of the Old City of Jerusalem is the Golden, or Eastern Gate. The Bible indicates that Jesus passed through this gate many times while he was in Jerusalem. Jewish religious tradition teaches that the coming Messiah will enter Jerusalem through this gate. To prevent this, the Muslims sealed the gate during the rule of Suleiman.
> > lightning struck (twice?) at the top of St. Peter's
Yes. It struck twice. The man who got the picture of the second strike said that he missed the first one, and it really lit up the sky.
IN LUKE 10:18, JESUS SAID, "I BEHELD SATAN AS LIGHTNING FALL FROM HEAVEN"
Rev 13:1-12 says, "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads (i.e., Babel, Babylon II, Media-Persia, Greece, Holy Roman Empire, Ecclesiastical Holy Roman Empire, and Babylon III) and ten horns (i.e., kings), and upon his horns ten crowns (i.e., so it fits the Great Tribulation), and upon his heads THE NAME OF BLASPHEMY" (i.e., PONTIFEX MAXIMUS).
Nimrod was the first to be called Pontifex Maximus. All the Caesars had Pontifex Maximus on their coins. Jesus is our High Priest, not the Pope.
2 "And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard (Greece, Dan 7:6), and his feet were as the feet of a bear (Media-Persia, Dan 7:5), and his mouth as the mouth of a lion (Babylon II, Dan 7:7:4): and the dragon (i.e., Satan) gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads (i.e., Holy Roman Empire) as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed (i.e., it became the Ecclesiastical Holy Roman Empire): and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast (i.e., the Pope): and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months (i.e., during the Great Tribulation). 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven (i.e., the first Rapture has already taken place). 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints (i.e., including the foolish virgins and the 144,000 Israelites), and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. 11 And I beheld another beast (i.e., the Satan-possessed False Prophet) coming up out of the earth (i.e., Mid-Trib); and he (i.e., Satan) had two horns (i.e., 2 comings to power, in Judas Iscariot and the False Prophet) like a lamb (i.e., like Christ comes twice), and he spake as a dragon (i.e., he is Satan-possessed). 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast (i.e., probably a Pope) before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed."
> > Ezekiel 38--39, the Battle of Gog and Magog, with Russia and Iran and their allies attacking Israel, and it is not hard to see how quickly the world could be thrust into the Great Tribulation, right after the Rapture and Sudden Destruction.
The Gog and Magog war comes on the Day of God's Wrath at the end of the Great Tribulation. Every wall will fall in the worldwide earthquake.
Eze 38:16-23 says, "And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. 17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them? 18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face. 19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of MY WRATH have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; 20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and EVERY WALL SHALL FALL TO THE GROUND. 21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother. 22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations (i.e., they will see the Sign of the Son of man, Mt. 24:29,30):, and they shall know that I am the LORD."
Mat 24:29,30 says, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear THE SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN in heaven".
> > Is March, 2013, the month?
It can't be too soon for me. May 5 looks good if we don't go this month. It is Ascension Day, SUNDAY, and Easter in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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. 10 I was (lit., became) in the Spirit on the Lord's day (SUNDAY), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last".
It now looks like the First-Trump Rapture will probably be on the Lord's Day (Sunday, May 5, 2013), and the Last-Trump Rapture will be on the great and terrible Day of the Lord (probably Mon. Sept. 14, 2015, the Feast of Trumpets). Agape
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