Pro and Con 1706
1500 YEAR OLD JEWISH STAMP DISCOVERED NEAR THE CITY
IN NORTHERN ISRAEL. IT IS NOT BY ACCIDENT THAT THE
TEMPLE MENORAH IS NOW THE SYMBOL OF ISRAEL
(Pictured by Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement)
INCOMING EMAIL, RE: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARGARET MACDONALD...or THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS CHRIST
In 1830 a fifteen-year-old schoolgirl by the name of Margaret MacDonald in Port Glasgow, Scotland had a dream that Christians are going to be raptured just before the Great Tribulation . This is the origin of the pre-tribulation rapture theory. She obviously did not understand the Scriptural difference between the 'great tribulation' of Israel and the time period of 'God's Wrath' upon the whole world as described in the Seventh Seal. Had she known the Scriptural difference she would have understood that the rapture really takes place just after Jesus shortens and ends the great tribulation of Israel, and just before Jesus opens the Seventh Seal which causes the Wrath of God to be poured out upon the whole world for 1,260 days.
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days......He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds....".
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven.......with the trumpet of God.......Then we who are alive and remain shall be gathered up together...."
The 'great tribulation' of Israel before the rapture, as bad as it is going to be, is nothing compared to the 'Wrath of God' coming upon the whole world after the rapture. The great tribulation is 'man against man', but the Wrath of God is 'God against man'.
So which is it going to be for you ? The Gospel according to Margaret MacDonald or the Gospel according to Jesus Christ ?
According to Your Word, and not Margaret MacDonald, come Lord Jesus!
> > In 1830 a fifteen-year-old schoolgirl by the name of Margaret MacDonald in Port Glasgow, Scotland had a dream that Christians are going to be raptured just before the Great Tribulation .
Great! I think the First-Trump Rapture will precede the Great Tribulation by 29 days. The Great Tribulation is the last half of the Tribulation that is to be shortened.
I am hoping for the Rapture May 5, 2013, and Mid-Trib June 4, 2013.
How do I figure that?
Eze 45:18 says, "Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of the month (i.e., Nisan 1), thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary".
Dan 8:13,14 says, "How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? 14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed."
These are the dates as I see them:
BEGINNING OF THE 2300-DAY TRIBULATION: Teveth 5, 5770, Dec. 22, 2009 (Second Advent, Nisan 1, 5776 - 2300 days)
COMING OF CHRIST IN THE HOLY FIRE: Holy Saturday, shortly after 2 PM May 4, 2013, at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem
FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE: beginning at 6 PM on the 4th, Hebrew time, Sunday, May 5, 2013, Ascension Day, Omer 40, Iyar 25, 5773, and the Eastern Orthodox Easter
Why in the Tribulation, and why Sunday? Rev 1:9-11 says, "I John, who also am your brother (i.e., a believer), and companion (sugkoinonos, CO-PARTICIPANT) 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 (marturia, evidence given) of Jesus Christ. 10 I was (ginomai, 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"
MID-TRIB: June 4, 2013 (Dec 22, 2009 + 1260 days = June 4, 2013)
LAST-TRUMP RAPTURE: Mon. Sept. 14, 2015, Tishri 1, 5776, Feast of Trumpets
THE SEVEN-MONTH GAP: Eze 39:11-13 says, "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog. 12 And SEVEN MONTHS shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. 13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified (i.e., at the SECOND ADVENT), saith the Lord GOD."
SECOND ADVENT: Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016, anniversary of Jesus' Resurrection on April 9, 30 AD.
Double Check: April 9, 2016 - 2300 days = Dec 22, 2009, Beginning of the Tribulation
SIGNS TO KEEP US IN THE BALLPARK TIME WISE:
A TETRAD OF TOTAL BLOOD-MOON ECLIPSES ON FEAST DAYS NOT REPEATED AGAIN THIS CENTURY HAPPEN IN 5774, 5775, AND 5776
2014 APR 15 LUNAR ECLIPSE, TOTAL, BLOOD MOON (NISAN 16, 5774) FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS
2014 OCT 08 LUNAR ECLIPSE, TOTAL, BLOOD MOON (TISHRI 15, 5775) FEAST OF TABERNACLES
2015 APR 4 LUNAR ECLIPSE, TOTAL, BLOOD MOON (NISAN 16, 5775) FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS
2015 SEPT 28 LUNAR ECLIPSE, TOTAL, BLOOD MOON (TISHRI 15, 5776) FEAST OF TABERNACLES
Pastor Mark Biltz called the feast days "Passover and Sukkot," but I checked them out at NASA, and they were even closer, on Firstfruits and Tabernacles.
A SABBATICAL YEAR (5775) HAS TO PRECEDE A JUBILEE YEAR (5776)
5775 divides by 7 equally
THE OUTSIDE LIMIT: 2017
"Gen 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."
First Zionist Congress: 1897 + 120 = 2017
Balfour Declaration: 1917 + 100 = 2017
UN Partition Plan: 1947 + 70 = 2017
Six-Day War: 1967 + 50 = 2017
> > Jesus opens the Seventh Seal which causes the Wrath of God to be poured out upon the whole world for 1,260 days.
I think God's Wrath will take place in one day. Then there will be 7 months during which Israel will bury the bodies so Jesus can return in glory.
THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH:
Eze 38:18-23 says, "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 (paniym, face), 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 (i.e., a tsunami), 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 in the sky), and they shall know that I am the LORD."
THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH IS ONE DAY LIKE NO OTHER
Jer_30:7 Alas! for THAT DAY is great, so that NONE IS LIKE IT: it is even THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE; but he shall be saved out of it."
Joe 2:1,2 says, "Blow ye the trumpet (i.e., it is Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets) in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for THE DAY OF THE LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; 2 A DAY of darkness and of gloominess, A DAY of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; THERE HATH NOT BEEN EVER THE LIKE, NEITHER SHALL BE ANY MORE AFTER IT, EVEN TO THE YEARS OF MANY GENERATIONS."
Job_21:30 says, "That the wicked is reserved to THE DAY OF DESTRUCTION? they shall be brought forth to THE DAY OF WRATH. "
Pro_11:4 says, "Riches profit not in THE DAY OF WRATH: but righteousness delivereth from death."
Zep_1:15 says, "THAT DAY IS A DAY OF WRATH, A DAY of trouble and distress, A DAY of wasteness and desolation, A DAY of darkness and gloominess, A DAY of clouds and thick darkness"
Rom_2:5 says, "But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against THE DAY OF WRATH and revelation of the righteous judgment of God".
SATAN'S ASTEROID WORMWOOD WILL IMPACT EARTH ON ONE DAY
Isa 22:16-19 says, "What hast thou here? (Babylon) and whom hast thou here (the Satan-possessed False Prophet), that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he (Satan) that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock (i.e., the asteroid Wormwood)? 17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee. 18 HE WILL SURELY VIOLENTLY TURN AND TOSS THEE LIKE A BALL INTO A LARGE COUNTRY (i.e., Iraq): there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house. 19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down."
Isa 51:9 says, "Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD (i.e., the Son of God, Isa. 53:1); awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old (i.e., before Adam). Art thou not it that hath cut (lit., split) Rahab (Satan's planet), and wounded the dragon?"
Rev 8:10,11 says, "And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star (aster, star, asteroid or meteor) from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11 And the name of the star (aster) is called Wormwood".
EARTH WILL BE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
Isa_24:1 says, "Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof."
Isa_29:16 says, "Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?"
THE DAY OF THE SECOND ADVENT:
Eze 39:11-13 says, "And it shall come to pass IN THAT DAY, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog. 12 And SEVEN MONTHS shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. 13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown THE DAY that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD."
> > So which is it going to be for you ? The Gospel according to Margaret MacDonald or the Gospel according to Jesus Christ ?
According to Christ -- ALWAYS! Maranatha. Agape
Subject: Fwd: THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE FABLE IS THE CAUSE...
THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE DECEPTION IS THE CAUSE OF THE "FALLING AWAY"...
2 Thessalonians 1:3
"Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first......."
2 Timothy 4:3-4
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine.......and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables."
"Then if anyone says to you, Look, here is the Christ or There ! Do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise.....to deceive the elect..."
The promoters of the pre-tribulation rapture fable are not even aware of what they are doing to cause the "falling away". They, themselves, believe the pre-trib deception which they are teaching and preaching. They are continually setting rapture dates, of their own scheduling, which are proven over and over again to be wrong; and each time the many deceived pre-trib rapture believers are disappointed over and over again . Human nature, being what it is, causes these deceived people to wonder if Jesus is ever coming or worse yet they begin to doubt that Jesus even exists at all. There is no Scriptural evidence proving the pre-trib rapture. The pre-tribbers have taken licence, in their own minds, with one particular Scripture that they believe proves a pre-trib rapture when, in fact, many other Scriptures tell us that the rapture happens just before the wrath of God is poured out, on the same day, upon the whole world. The Scriptures tell us that it will be just like in the day of Noah and Lot who were saved just before the wrath of God was poured out on the unbelievers that same day.
"And as it was in the days of Noah, it will be also in the Day of the Son of Man.........until THE DAY that Noah entered the arc, and the flood came and destroyed them all."
"Likewise as it was also in the day of Lot.......but on THE DAY that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in THE DAY when the Son of Man is revealed."
The Seventh Seal of Rev 8 describes the beginning of God's wrath upon the whole world after "about a half an hour" of "silence in heaven". The previous Scriptures tell us the Church is raptured to heaven earlier on THE DAY the Seventh Seal is opened. "Even so will it be in THE DAY when the Son of Man is revealed."
The pre-tribbers would have you believe the deception that the Church/bride is raptured before Jesus opens the First Seal when in fact Scripture states that the Church/bride will be raptured earlieron THE DAY that Jesus opens the Seventh Seal. They ignore the Scriptures that state "Even so will it be in THE DAY when the Son of Man is revealed".
The opening of the Sixth Seal, by Jesus, describes the events of the rapture which takes place earlier on the same day that He opens the Seventh Seal. Between the opening of the Sixth and Seventh Seals the Church/bride is described as a great multitude in heaven before the throne and before Jesus. The pre-trib rapture deception/fable denies that the great multitude before the throne in heaven is the recently raptured Church/bride.
According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus !
> > THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE DECEPTION IS THE CAUSE OF THE "FALLING AWAY".....
The "falling away" in 2 Th 2:1-3 is a translation mistake. So is "day of Christ" just before it. It should say "day of the Lord" and "departing."
Seven English Bibles older than the KJV had DEPARTING.
1. Wycliffe Bible (1330) has "departynge first"
2. Tyndale Bible (1525/26) has "departynge first"
3. Coverdale Bible 1535) has "departynge first"
4. Crammer Bible (1539) has "departynge first"
5. Geneva Bible (1560) has "departing first"
6. Breeches Bible (1583) has "departing first"
7. Beza Bible (1583) has departing
Also, "Wycliffe's Bible is the name NOW given to a group of Bible translations into Middle English that were made under the direction of, or at the instigation of, John Wycliffe. They appeared over a period from approximately 1382 to 1395". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyclif%27s_Bible)
The Wycliffe Bible (of 1384) had "DAY OF THE LORD" and "DEPARTING AWAY". 2 Th 2:1-3 said, "But, brethren, we pray you by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our congregation into the same coming [into the same thing], 2 that ye be not moved soon from your wit, neither be afeared [neither be aghast], neither by spirit, neither by word, neither by epistle as sent by us, as if the DAY OF THE LORD be nigh. 3 [That] No man deceive you in any manner. For but dissension come first [For no but DEPARTING AWAY, or dissension, shall come first], and the man of sin be showed, the son of perdition".
Also, Jerome' s Latin translation, the Vulgate, c. 400 AD, translated apostasia as discessio, meaning DEPARTURE.
Theodore Beza was the first to transliterate apostasia and create a new word rather than translate it. The King James Version was the first to pick up on that and render apostasia as "falling away," ignoring what the English Bibles published previously said.
Also, Old English gets in our way of understanding sometimes. 2Th 2:7-10 (KJV) says, "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he (i.e., the Holy Spirit) who now letteth (katecho arti, holds down now) will let (i.e. hold down), until he be taken out of the way (i.e., at the First-Trump Rapture). 8 And then (tote, at that time, i.e., at the First-Trump Rapture) shall that Wicked (i.e., the False Prophet) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved."
The False Prophet didn't go in the Rapture. That will make some die-hards sit up an take notice. For this to be effective, the first Rapture has to come before this man comes to full power when he is Satan-possessed Mid-Trib.
Continuing, 2Th 2:11-13 says, "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren (i.e., believers) beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and BELIEF OF THE TRUTH".
"Rev 12:4-12 says, "And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
Rev 17:8 says, "The beast that thou sawest (i.e., Satan) was (in Judas Iscariot, the first son of perdition), and is not (in man now); and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition (i.e., the last son of perdition, the False Prophet): and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast (Satan) that was (in Judas Iscariot), and is not (i.e., in the False Prophet before the first Rapture), and yet is (exists)."
Here is the way it looks to me. The Rapture should take place before Mid-Trib (probably May 5, before Mid-Trib, June 4, 2013). Satan and the fallen angels will still be in Heaven to accuse us before God. After we are vindicated because our sins are forgiven by Christ, there will be war in Heaven. Michael and his angels will throw out Satan and his angels. Satan will be cast into the bottomless pit in the Earth. Then he will come up and enter into the False Prophet Mid-Trib.
May 5, 2013 will be both Ascension Day and the Eastern Orthodox Easter Sunday.
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".
Ascension Day will not be on Sunday again until 2024.
Joh_1:18 says, "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him."
The Son of God appeared to man in Old Testament times as the angel of the Lord. He appeared to Moses in the burning bush. He appeared above the Tabernacle in fire by night and cloud by day. He appeared on Mt. Sinai in fire.
I think he will come in the Holy Fire that should come about 2 PM on Holy Saturday at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. On the Hebrew Calendar, Ascension Day and Resurrection Day, Easter Sunday, will start at 6 PM.
The First-Trump Rapture should take place on the Lord's Day, Sunday (Rev. 1:9-11).
The Last-Trump Rapture should take place on the Day of the Lord, the Day of God's Wrath. (Rev 6:17 and 7:14).
Then Christ will be seated as judge at the Judgment Seat of Christ. There will be a reverent silence both on Earth and in Heaven while the judge is being seated.
Hab_2:20 says, "But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him."
Rev_8:1 says, "And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour."
Then, after sentence is pronounced, the 7 angels will be given the 7 trumpets of judgment.
Rev 8:5,6 says, "And the angel took the censer (i.e., for burning incense), and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. 6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound."
Satan's asteroid Wormwood (i.e., the Sword of the Lord) will hit Babylon near the Euphrates River. A mountain-sized piece will hit the NE Mediterranean Sea and stop Gog's army that is attacking Israel. The Lord will fight for Israel that day. After the blast and tsunami, only 1/6th of Gog's army will be left to flee to Siberia.
Eze 39:1-8 says, "Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: 3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. 4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. 6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD. 7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken."
Rev 8:10,11 says, "And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood".
Isa 22:16-19 says, "What hast thou here? (i.e., Babylon) and whom hast thou here (the Satan-possessed False Prophet), that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he (Satan) that heweth him out a sepulchre on high (in the asteroid Wormwood), and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock? 17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee. 18 He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house. 19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down."
Isa 51:9 says, "Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD (i.e., the Son of God, Isa 53:1); awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut (lit., split) Rahab (i.e., Satan's planet that is now our Asteroid Belt), and wounded the dragon?" (Satan).
Gen 3:24 says, "So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east (min qedem, eastward) of the garden of Eden Cherubims (the four terrestrial planets), and a flaming sword (Wormwood) which turned every way (it rotates and orbits), to keep the way of (or to) the tree of life" (which is in the third Heaven, Saturn).
In 2Co 12:2-4, Paul said, "I knew a man in Christ (Paul himself, he didn't want to boast) 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). 3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter."
Josephus, a Pharisee priest born in 37 AD, indicated that the lampstand stood for 1. Sun, 2. Mercury, 3. Venus, 4. Earth, 5. Mars, 6. Jupiter, and 7. Saturn. (Ant III. VI. 7).
Satan's planet Rahab was split apart before the lampstand was made.
It looks like Earth and Mars were hit by pieces of the planet Rahab. That is probably what caused the Earth to become waste and empty.
Gen 1:1,2 says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was (hayah, lit., became) without form (tohu, waste), and void (bohu, empty, a ruin); and darkness was upon the face of the deep."
In Noah's day, an ocean of water from Rahab probably fell on Earth.
Gen 1:6,7 says, "And God said, Let there be a firmament (i.e., expanse of space) in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so."
> > Scriptures tell us that the rapture happens just before the wrath of God is poured out, on the same day, upon the whole world. The Scriptures tell us that it will be just like in the day of Noah and Lot who were saved just before the wrath of God was poured out on the unbelievers that same day.
The First-Trump Rapture is as the days of Noah and takes place before Mid-Trib. No fire falls.
The Last-Trump Rapture is as the days of Lot and takes place on the Day of God's Wrath. Lot's of fire falls. Just as Sodom and Gomorrah were turned to ashes by an asteroid, Babylon will be turned to ashes by the asteroid Wormwood.
The first Rapture is the "COME UP HITHER" of Rev. 4:1.
Rev 4:1 "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, COME UP HITHER, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter."
The last Rapture is the "COME UP HITHER" of Rev. 11:12.
Rev 11:12-15 says," And they (Moses and Elijah) 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. 13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. 15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD ARE BECOME THE KINGDOMS OF OUR LORD, AND OF HIS CHRIST; AND HE SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER."
Rev 11:16-19 says, "And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats (lit., thrones), fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come (i.e., the Second Advent is 7 months later, Eze 39:12,13); because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. 18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and THAT THOU SHOULDEST GIVE REWARD UNTO THY SERVANTS THE PROPHETS, AND TO THE SAINTS, AND THEM THAT FEAR THY NAME, SMALL AND GREAT; AND SHOULDEST DESTROY THEM WHICH DESTROY THE EARTH. 19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." Agape
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