Pro and Con 1771
Isa 9:6 says, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
Hi Christian Sister...... I've been checking out your website since 1998. You have taught me a lot and I thank you.
I would like to know if you have been seeing that BIG BRIGHT STAR right after sunset ? I've been seeing here in Ohio since September. I first thought it was comet Ison but then I learned I was wrong. Tell me what you know about it. And if you don't know anything about it I can send you some youtube videos of other people videoing it.
Bless You in the name of JESUS CHRIST our LORD and KING and SAVIOUR.
Christian Brother Greg in Ohio
Thanks. It is nice to be appreciated. I don't understand everything. I just want to understand everything, and try hard.
I think you are looking at Venus. It is a bright evening star now.
The Comet ISON will fly by Venus before Dec. 26, when ISON will be nearest Earth, so keep watching Venus. Mars lit up when ISON passed it. Whether there is enough of ISON left after it passed the Sun to affect Venus, I don’t know. However, if it affects Venus, it could affect Earth. Agape
MY ANSWER TO A POST ON FIVE DOVES
>> 'the time of Jacob's Trouble,' 42 months, it's coming up.
To me, the time of Jacob's trouble is one day. No other is like it.
It is the Day of God's Wrath, the day of the Last-Trump Rapture.
Jer_30:7 says, "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." Agape
A POST ON FIVE DOVES, RE: Steve T: is Revelation Chronological?"
Steve, That was a great study.
That was very similar to the way I was taught, except you gave far better scriptural reasons for what you believe.
About 7 weeks ago, Rudy Wallace had written a letter about this Chronological question.
I responded to him:
Where I mentioned some other possible views.
One though that I had, was that John, who is only a man, and could only see, hear, or experience things in sequence.
He saw something, "then" he saw something else, and "after that" he heard or saw the next thing, etc.
The "ands" and the "after that's" could be referring primarily to the sequence of what John saw and experienced.
In a different way, that the four gospels are in the scripture, one after the other.
However, they are four simultaneous views, yet placed in a sequenced order.
Of course, they are not differentiated by the "ands" and the "after that's", that you spoke of.
Thank you, Gino
>> is Revelation Chronological?
>> The "ands" and the "after that's" could be referring primarily to the sequence of what John saw and experienced.
I don't know about the "ands" and the "after that's", but I will tell you what I already know about the sequence of Revelation.
Most of The Revelation of Jesus Christ is chronological, but not all. To me, the following helps us keep the right sequence in our heads.
The First-Trump Rapture precedes the 7 seals.
The 7 trumpets come out of the 7th seal.
The Last-Trump Rapture precedes the Wrath of God on the great and terrible Day of the Lord.
The 7 vials of God's wrath come out of the 7th trumpet.
"THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST"
Rev 1:3 says, "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for THE TIME IS AT HAND."
The time of the First-Trump Rapture is at hand.
Like movie directors today, Jesus started his miracle play with a Preview.
In the Preview, John is caught up to Heaven in the first Rapture (Rev 1:9-11), where he sees Christ and the 7 churches.
The actual Rapture when John is caught up is in Rev. 4:1.
TITLE: "THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST"
SUB TITLE: "THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY COME TO PASS"
AUTHOR AND DIRECTOR: JESUS CHRIST
TYPE: A MIRACLE PLAY
JOHN: SCRIBE, NARRATOR, AND SERVANT
SETTING: WHEN THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE IS "AT HAND"
TIME COVERED: FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE TO DESCENT OF NEW JERUSALEM
"THE REVELATION (APOKALUPSIS, APPEARING, COMING, REVEALING) OF JESUS CHRIST"
Rev 1:1: "THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY COME TO PASS; and he sent and signified it by his (hautou, self, his own) angel (i.e., Jesus is the angel of the Lord, Gen 22:15) unto his servant John".
The time is "at hand" in both the first and last chapters.
Rev 1:3: "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for THE TIME IS AT HAND."
Rev 22:10: "Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for THE TIME IS AT HAND."
AS THE PLAY BEGINS, THE AUTHOR, JESUS, INTRODUCES HIMSELF
Rev 1:8: "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning (LORD of the Old Testament) and the ending (Lord of the New Testament (KJV), saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."
When signing off in Rev 22:13, Jesus also says, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first (LORD of the Old Testament) and the last" (Lord of the New Testament).
JOHN ADDRESSES THE SEVEN CHURCHES
Rev 1:4-7: "John to the seven (meaning completion and perfection) churches (ekklesia, called out ones) which are in Asia (meaning muddy, i.e., on Earth, the western shore of Asia Minor, also known as Anatolia, Turkey): Grace be unto you, and peace, from him (Jesus) which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits (pneuma, currents of air, i.e., orbits of the seven heavenly bodies: 1 Sun, 2 Mercury, 3 Venus, 4 Earth, 5 Mars, 6 Jupiter and 7 Saturn) which are before his (Jesus') throne (i.e., which is on Saturn, Eze 1:1,26-28); 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."
PREVIEW OF THE FIRST TRUMP RAPTURE, WHICH IS "IN TRIBULATION"
Rev 1:9-11 (KJV) 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 (Thursday, Crucifixion or Ascension Day, or Sunday, Resurrection Day), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last" (i.e., "LORD" of the Old Testament and "Lord" of the New Testament).
Rev 1:12-15 says, "I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden (gold is a sign of deity) girdle. 14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15 And his feet like unto fine brass (sign of cursing), as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters."
The wise virgins of all 7 church groups were suddenly in heaven. Jesus still had the 7 stars (i.e., leaders) in his hand. This is the first Rapture, around which the whole miracle play is organized.
THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST IS RAPTURE ORIENTED
Rev 1:19 says, "Write the things which thou hast seen (i.e., before the First-Trump Rapture), and the things which are (i.e., at the time of the First-Trump Rapture), and the things which shall be HEREAFTER" (after the First-Trump Rapture). Today, the 10 horns/10 kings of Rev 17:12 "have received no kingdom as yet".
After Jesus' Monologue to the Seven Churches, in which he set before one church, Philadelphia, the "open door" we are patiently waiting for.
What John played out in the Preview became reality in Rev. 4:1. This is the Rapture we are waiting for today.
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" (i.e., after the First-Trump Rapture).
The rest of this miracle play takes place after this First-Trump Rapture.
In Rev 4:2-4, John said, "And immediately I was (lit., became) in the spirit (i.e., in his celestial body): and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one (i.e., Jesus, the first and the last) sat on the throne. 3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper (last stone in the breastplate) and a sardine stone (first stone in the breastplate): and there was a rainbow (i.e., Saturn's rings, Eze 1:26-28) round about the throne (i.e., the third heaven, Saturn, II Cor 12:2-4), in sight like unto an emerald (Judah's stone in the breastplate, i.e., Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah). 4 And round about the throne (i.e., of God/Jesus) were four and twenty seats (thrones): and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders (i.e., the 12 patriarchs and the 12 apostles, including John) sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold."
Rev 4:6: "And before (ENOPION, in the sight of) the throne (i.e., Saturn) there was a sea of glass (hualinos, transparent like glass) like unto crystal (krustallos, frost, crystal, ice)", i.e., Saturn's rings.
Rev 5:1: "And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals." This seems to be the Title Deed to the Earth. It is given to Jesus, the lamb of God.
Rev 5:5: "And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda (i.e., YHWH/Jesus Christ), the Root of David (YHWH), hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof."
The opening of the seven seals comes after the First-Trump Rapture. So far, The Revelation of Jesus Christ is chronological.
Rev 6:1: "And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see."
After six seals are broken, Rev 6:17 says, "For the great day of his wrath is come".
THE LAST-TRUMP RAPTURE TAKES PLACE ON THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH
Rev 7:9: "AFTER THIS I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands".
Rev 7:14,15: "THESE ARE THEY WHICH CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15: Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them."
This takes place at the end of the Tribulation, so the six seals are broken one after the other during the Tribulation.
Rev 8:1,2: "And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets."
Therefore, the main story through Rev 8 is chronological. First, the First-Trump Rapture, then Christ is given the 7-sealed book. Then the 7 seals are broken, and four of the Trumpet Judgments take place.
Rev. 9:1: "the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit."
Rev 10:6,7 says, "And sware by him (i.e., the only God/man, Jesus) that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time (chronos, a space of time, delay) no longer: 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets."
Here, there is a break in the continuity.
Rev 10:11 says, "Thou must prophesy again (palin, repetition, once more) before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings."
Rev 11 goes back to the First-Trump Rapture about Mid-Trib to catch us up on something that takes place during the last half of the Tribulation.
Remember that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Rev. 11 starts with the First-Trump Rapture and ends with the Last-Trump Rapture. The 1260 days are estimated time. The last half of the Tribulation is to be shortened.
Rev 11:1 says, "And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, RISE (egeiro, lift up, take up, i.e., in the First-Trump Rapture), and measure the temple of God (i.e., 'ye are the Temple of God' ICo 3:16, also, 'ye are the temple of the living god' 2Co 6:16), and the altar, and them that worship therein.
Rev 11:2-4 says, "But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months (the last half of the Tribulation, the part that will be shortened). 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses (Moses and Elijah, Zech. 4), and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. 4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth."
Zec 4:12-14 says, "What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? 13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. 14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth."
They are Moses and Elijah, who stood by Jesus, "the Lord of the whole earth" at the Transfiguration, in which the Rapture was acted out.
Mat 17:1-3 says, "after six days (i.e., after 6000 years; roughly 6000 - 4004 BC years = 1996) Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and BRINGETH THEM UP INTO AN HIGH MOUNTAIN (i.e., Saturn) APART, 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him."
At that time, Moses and Elias were both in Heaven (the third heaven, Saturn).
Rev 11:7-19 says, "And when they (Moses and Elijah) shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit (Satan) shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. 10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. 11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. 12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, COME UP HITHER (i.e., the Last-Trump Rapture on the Day of God's Wrath, probably the Feast of Trumpets, Mon. Sept. 14, 2015). AND THEY ASCENDED UP TO HEAVEN in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake (i.e., the world-wide earthquake of Eze 38:18-23), 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 (i.e., the 7th trumpet); 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. 16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty (i.e., Jesus Christ), which art, and wast, and art to come (i.e., at the Second Advent, probably 7 months later in the Hebrew Leap Year 5776, on the first day of the Jubilee Year, Nisan 1, Sat. April 9, 2016); because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned (i.e., beginning on the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 14, 2015). 18 And the nations were angry, and THY WRATH IS COME, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged (i.e., at the Judgment Seat of Christ), 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."
Rev 12:1-5 goes back to the birth of Jesus, Sept. 4, 5 BC, and mentions that "her child was caught up unto God, and to HIS THRONE" (i.e., on Saturn, Eze. 1:1,26-28, II Cor 12:2-4). He was caught up on the Thursday Ascension Day in 30 AD.
Rev 12-6 brings us back to Mid-Trib. It says, "And the woman (now standing for Israel) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place (i.e., Petra) prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days" (i.e., during the Great Tribulation that is to be shortened).
MID TRIB WAR IN HEAVEN RESULTS IN SATAN BEING CAST OUT "INTO THE EARTH"
Rev 12:7-12 says, "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."
The Great Tribulation, i.e., the last half of the Tribulation, is to be shortened.
Rev 12:14 says, "And to the woman (i.e., Israel) were given two wings of a great eagle (i.e., an airplane?), that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place (Petra), where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time (3.5 years), from the face of the serpent."
Mat 24:20-22 says, "But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter (today, 12-21-13, is the first day of winter), neither on the sabbath day (today is Saturday) 21 For then shall be GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake THOSE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED."
Deu 4:30,31 says, "When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; 31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them."
Rev 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and GO INTO PERDITION" (i.e., the False Prophet).
Rev 17:10,11 says, "And there are seven kings: five are fallen (i.e., kings of Babel, Babylon II, Media-Persia, Greece, Holy Roman Empire), and one is (Ecclesiastical Holy Roman Empire), and THE OTHER (Babylon III) is not yet come; and WHEN HE COMETH, HE MUST CONTINUE A SHORT SPACE. 11 And the beast that was, and is not (i.e., Satan), even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and GOETH INTO PERDITION" (i.e., HE ENTERS INTO THE SON OF PERDITION, THE FALSE PROPHET).
2Th_2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (i.e., the Day of the Lord) shall not come, except there come a falling away (i.e., DEPARTING [Geneva Bible], i.e., the First-Trump Rapture) first, and that man of sin (i.e., the False Prophet) be revealed, THE SON OF PERDITION".
We seem to be at this point now. The First-Trump Rapture seems to be next on the agenda.
REV 13:1-4 GOES BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIBULATION TO ADD EXTRA INFORMATION; IT DESCRIBES THE ANTICHRIST AND FALSE PROPHET
Rev. 13 describes the Antichrist: "power was given unto him to continue forty and two months" (i.e., the first half of the Tribulation). 13:11-18 describes the False Prophet.
Rev. 13:6 says, "And he (i.e., the False Prophet) opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and THEM (i.e., the OT and wise-virgin saints) THAT DWELL IN HEAVEN."
THE FIRST RAPTURE SEEMS TO HAVE TAKEN PLACE ABOUT MID-TRIB
Continuing, Rev 13:7,8 says, "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints (i.e., the foolish virgins, the 144,000 Israelites, and a great multitude of other Tribulation saints), and to overcome them: and POWER WAS GIVEN HIM OVER ALL KINDREDS, AND TONGUES, AND NATIONS. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth (i.e., those left behind at the first Rapture) shall worship him, whose names are NOT written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
Rev. 13:11-18 is still talking about the False Prophet.
Rev 13:11-12 says, " And I beheld ANOTHER beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb (i.e., two comings like Christ), and he spake as a dragon (i.e., because he is Satan-possessed) 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast (i.e., Antichrist) before (enopion, in the presence of) him".
THE DAY OF THE LORD IS ALSO THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH
Rev. 14 starts out by giving us more information about the 144,000 Israelites that are caught up to Heaven on the great and terrible Day of the Lord, which is also the Day of God's Wrath.
Rev 14:3 says, "And they (i.e., the 144,000 Israelites caught up in the Last-Trump Rapture) sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth."
In the First-Trump Rapture, all sing the "NEW SONG". In the Last-Trumpet Rapture, only the 144,000 can sing the "NEW SONG." That proves that there are two Raptures. The first seems to be about Mid-Trib. The second is on the Day of God's Wrath at the end of the shortened Great Tribulation.
In 14:7, "the hour of his judgment is come".
In 14:8, "Babylon is fallen".
In 14:10, "the wrath of God" is mentioned.
In 14:16, "he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped."
In 14:19, he "cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God."
In Rev. 15, the "seven angels having the seven last plagues" appear.
They are given "seven golden vials full of the wrath of God".
Rev. 16:1 says, "pour out the vials of the wrath of God"
In 16:14, we read "gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Rev 16:16-17 says, "And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. 17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, IT IS DONE."
THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST IS BASICALLY CHRONOLOGICAL
However, there are some places in which we are taken back to catch us up on things that happened at the same time something else took place.
Rev. 17 goes back to catch us up on the history of the harlot church of Babylon that started with Nimrod at the Tower of Babel and will end with the total annihilation of the city of Babylon.
Rev 17:8-11 says, "The beast (i.e., Satan) that thou sawest was (i.e., in Judas Iscariot, the 1st son of perdition), and is not (i.e., in man now); and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition (i.e., the 2nd 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 that was (i.e., in Judas), and is not (i.e., in man now), and yet is (i.e., exists). 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains (i.e., kingdoms), on which the woman (the harlot church of Babylon) sitteth. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen (kings of Babel, Babylon II, Media-Persia, Greece and the Holy Roman Empire), and one is (the Ecclesiastical Holy Roman Empire, led first by the Beast we call Antichrist), and the other (the False Prophet) is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space (i.e., the Great Tribulation). 11 And the beast (i.e., Satan) that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition" (the False-Prophet, i.e., about MID-TRIB).
Rev 17:12-14 says, "And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which (i.e., at the time of the first Rapture) have received NO KINGDOM AS YET; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and THEY THAT ARE WITH HIM (JESUS) ARE CALLED, AND CHOSEN, AND FAITHFUL."
The "CALLED, AND CHOSEN, AND FAITHFUL" are the Raptured saints. Then the First-Trump Rapture may take place about MID-TRIB. The Antichrist is ruling, the False Prophet has not yet come. Neither have the 10 horns/kings of Rev 17:12.
Rev 1:19 says, "Write the things which thou hast seen (i.e., before the Rapture), and the things which are (i.e., at the time of the Rapture), and the things which shall be hereafter" (after the Rapture).
The rest is chonological.
Rev. 18 tells us about Babylon. Verse 4 tells us about the Last-Trump Rapture.
It says, "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
The end of Babylon III is in Rev. 18:21. It says, "And a mighty angel took up a stone (lithos) like a great millstone (i.e., an asteroid), and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all."
Both Raptures have taken place. Rev 19:1-3 says, "And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever."
Rev. 19:6,7 is after Christ is given his Millennial Kingdom, and the Marriage of the Lamb is come.
It says, "And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready."
THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB
Rev. 19:9 says, "And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb."
THE SECOND ADVENT
The Second Advent follows 7 months after the Day of God's Wrath.
I think the Day of God's Wrath will be on the Feast of Trumpets, Mon. Sept. 14, 2015, and the Second Advent will be on Nisan 1, 5776, Sat. April 9, 2016, the first day of the Jubilee Year, the Regnal Year, and the Sacred Year in a Jewish Leap Year. It should be announced on the previous Day of Atonement, 10 days after the Day of God's Wrath.
5776 will be the Jubilee Year. It will be preceded by the Sabbatical Year, 5775. It divides by 7 equally.
Rev 19:19,20 says, "And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone."
SATAN IS CAST INTO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT IN REV. 20:3
THE HOLY CITY, NEW JERUSALEM DESCENDS OUT OF HEAVEN
It is a sphere. The length, breadth and height are equal.
Rev 21:9-11 says, "And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, 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".
Rev 22:3,4 says, "And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him (the God/man): 4 And they shall see his face (i.e., one face); and his name (i.e., one name) shall be in their foreheads."
Even in Heaven, we will see God in the face of Jesus.
Exo_33:20 says, "Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live."
Evidently, the fallen angels were tried and sentenced to prison. They appealed, and man was created a little lower than the angels to prove that if man, not being able to see God, could still obey him, he would be proved just in putting the fallen angels in prison. They could see God and failed their test.
Rev 22:20 says, "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."
Hope this helps. Agape
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