Pro and Con 1805
A CROSS ON THE SUN LOOKS LIKE A SIGN OF THE SON
IS THE TIMING OF BOTH RAPTURES READY TO BE REVEALED IN OUR LAST YEAR ON EARTH?
By Marilyn Agee
Mt 10:26 says, "there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known."
THERE IS A LIVELY HOPE THAT IS READY TO BE REVEALED IN THE LAST YEAR
1Pet 1:3-5 says, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation (soteria, salvation, rescue, deliverance) ready to be revealed in the last time" (i.e., year).
Will the First-trump Rapture happen between the first two Total Lunar Eclipses of the Tetrad? The first one was April 15, 2014. The second one will be October 8, 2014. It seems likely enough to get our attention.
"God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years". Genesis 1:14
COULD BOTH RAPTURES BE ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS, THE FIRST TRUMP AT MID-TRIB, AND THE LAST TRUMP ON THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH?
Num 10:1-4 says, "And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Make thee TWO TRUMPETS of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the ASSEMBLY, and for the journeying of the camps. 3 And when they shall blow with them (i.e., BOTH TRUMPETS), all the ASSEMBLY shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 4 And if they blow but with ONE TRUMPET, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel (i.e., the elders), shall gather themselves unto thee."
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN IN THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM
Heb 12:22-28 says, "But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the NEW COVENANT, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I SHAKE NOT THE EARTH ONLY, BUT ALSO HEAVEN. 27 AND THIS WORD, YET ONCE MORE, SIGNIFIETH THE REMOVING OF THOSE THINGS THAT ARE SHAKEN, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear".
Concerning Mid-Trib, Rev 12:7-9 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."
Rev 17:8 says, "The beast (Satan) that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into 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, and is not, and yet is."
There are only two sons of perdition, Judas Iscariot and the False Prophet. Satan actually enters into both.
John 17:12 says, "While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition (Judas Iscariot); that the scripture might be fulfilled."
Rev_17:11 says, "And the beast (Satan) that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition" (the False Prophet).
THE FEAST OF THE NEW MOON HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH A "REWARD" FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST
In Col 2:16-18, Paul said, "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday (heorte, feast day), or of the new moon (noumenia, festival of the new moon, i.e., the Feast of Trumpets), or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels".
The only feast that falls on the new moon, the Feast of Trumpets, is a shadow of things to come for both the Body of Christ and for Israel.
Lev 23:24 says, "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation (miqra, rehearsal)."
A rehearsal for what? the two Raptures?
AT THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE, THE SAINTS PUT ON INCORRUPTION, BUT NOT IMMORTALITY
1Th 4:13-18 says, "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (phthano, precede) them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the TRUMP OF GOD (i.e., the FIRST TRUMP): and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
AT THE LAST-TRUMP RAPTURE, THE SAINTS PUT ON INCORRUPTION AND THEN ALL PUT ON IMMORTALITY
1Co 15:51-54 says, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We (including Paul) shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."
AFTER THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE, THE 24 ELDERS ARE SEATED ON THEIR THRONES IN HEAVEN
Rev 4:1-4 says, "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 Rapture) 2 And immediately I was (lit., became) in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one (the God/man Jesus Christ) 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, i.e., Jesus is both the first and the last, both YHWH and Jesus): and there was a rainbow (i.e., Saturn's rings) round about the throne (i.e., on Saturn), in sight like unto an emerald (Judah's stone, i.e., Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah). 4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats (lit., thrones): and upon the seats I saw four and twenty ELDERS (the 12 patriarchs and 12 apostles of Israel) sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold."
ALL THE SAINTS CAUGHT UP IN THE FIRST RAPTURE SING A NEW SONG
Rev 5:8,9 says, "And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 9 And they sung a NEW SONG, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation".
AFTER THE LAST-TRUMP RAPTURE, THE TRIBULATION SAINTS ARE SEEN IN HEAVEN WITH THE ELDERS, BUT ONLY THE 144,000 ISRAELITES CAN SING THE NEW SONG
Rev 7:9-15 says, "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; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, 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".
Rev_14:3 And they 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."
HOW LONG TO THE END OF THESE WONDERS? 3.5 YEARS, THE GREAT TRIBULATION, BUT THOSE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED
Dan 12:1-7 says, "And at that time (i.e., Mid-Trib) shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble (i.e., the Great Tribulation), such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time (i.e., at the end of the Great Tribulation) thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. 2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. 4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. 5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river (i.e., the Tigris), and the other on that side of the bank of the river. 6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? 7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half (i.e., 3.5 years, but the Great Tribulation will be shortened or no flesh would be saved); and when he shall have accomplished to scatter (naphats, to dash to pieces) the power of the holy people (i.e., the so-called holy, the Antichrist and False Prophet), all these things shall be finished."
Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird."
Rev 18:4 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." (This is the Last-Trump Rapture.)
Rev 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone (the asteroid Wormwood, Rev. 8:11) like a great millstone, 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."
OUR THIRD HEAVEN THAT PAUL VISITED IS SATURN
II Cor. 12:2-4 says, "I knew a man (Paul himself, he didn't want to boast) in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven (1. Mars, 2. Jupiter, and 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."
AFTER THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE, THE BRIDE OF CHRIST WILL STAND ON THE SEA OF GLASS SURROUNDING SATURN'S EQUATOR
Rev_4:6 says, "And before the throne (i.e., of the God/man Jesus Christ, Eze. 1:1,26-28) there was a sea of glass (hualinos, glassy, transparent) like unto crystal (krustallos, from a derivative meaning frost; ice, i.e., Saturn's rings): and in the midst of the throne (i.e., on Saturn), and round about the throne, were four beasts (lively flying things, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) full of eyes (full orbs, i.e., globes) before and behind."
AFTER THE LAST-TRUMP RAPTURE, THE REST OF THE SAINTS WILL STAND ON THE SEA OF GLASS
Rev_15:2 says, "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image (eikon, statue), and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God."
Mat 24:15,16 says, "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation ("his image" [eikon, statue] Rev 15:2), spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (topos, location, tract, i.e., on the Temple Mount), (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then (i.e., Mid-Trib) let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains".
Mar_13:14 says,"But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation ("his image" [eikon, statue] Rev 15:2), spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (i.e., on the Temple Mount), (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains".
Dan_11:31 says, "And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination ("his image" [eikon, statue] Rev 15:2) that maketh desolate."
Dan_12:11 says, "And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination ("his image" [eikon, statue] Rev 15:2) that maketh desolate set up, (i.e., Mid-Trib) there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days."
THE RAPTURE OF THE BODY OF CHRIST SEEMS TO BE MID-TRIB
Rev 10:11 says, And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy AGAIN before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings."
Therefore, the "Rise" in Rev. 11:1 is the same as the "Come up hither" in Rev. 4:1. The seven seals, the seven trumpets, and the seven bowls of God's wrath all take place in the Great Tribulation, the last half of the 7-year Tribulation.
Rev 11:1-3 says, "And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, RISE (egeiro, lift up) , and measure the temple of God (i.e., we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit), and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2 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. 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth."
The 1260 days Moses and Elijah prophesy is the last half of the Tribulation. This shows us that the First-Trump Rapture is Mid-Trib, and the Last-Trump Rapture is on the Day of God's Wrath (Rev. 6:17, 7:9-14).
Mar_13:20 says, "And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days."
THERE IS NO EARTHQUAKE AT THE FIRST RAPTURE, BUT THERE IS A WORLDWIDE EARTHQUAKE AT THE LAST RAPTURE
Rev 11:12,13 says, "And they (i.e., 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."
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, i.e., they will see the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky), 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 (Gog) 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, and they shall know that I am the LORD."
Rev 12:5,6 says, "And she (i.e., Israel) brought forth a man child (he that overcomes, i.e., the Body of Christ), who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron (i.e., with Christ): and her child (the Body of Christ) was caught up (harpazo, raptured, i.e., Mid-Trib) unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman (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).
Rev 2:26-29 says, "And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers (i.e., when the two asteroids impact Earth): even as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
At 8:20 AM, on the Feast of Trumpets, Fri. Sept. 25, 2015, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all be up.
IT LOOKS LIKE SATAN AND HIS FALLEN ANGELS ARE CAST OUT OF HEAVEN AS WE ARE CAUGHT UP TO HEAVEN MID-TRIB
Rev 12:7-14 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 (arti, through the idea of suspension, from airo, take up) IS COME SALVATION (soteria, rescue, deliverance, i.e., the Rapture), 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. 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (Israel) which brought forth the man child. 14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place (i.e., Petra), where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time (i.e., 3.5 years, the last half of the Tribulation), from the face of the serpent."
EZEKIEL'S VISION OF THE THRONE OF THE ONLY GOD/MAN, JESUS CHRIST
Eze 1:1 says, "...the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of GOD."
Eze 1:26-28 says, "And above the firmament (i.e., expanse of space) that was over their heads (i.e., farther out in space than the four terrestrial planets called cherubim, of which Earth is one, Eze. 1:15) was the likeness (symbolic language) of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone (sapphire, the September birthstone of Jesus, meaning heaven, also means dear to the planet Saturn, from the Sanskrit Sani, Saturn, and priya, dear): and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a MAN (adam, the second Adam, i.e., the only God/man, Jesus Christ) above upon it. 27 And I saw as the colour of amber (Saturn is the only amber planet in this Solar System), as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins (i.e., from the equator) even upward, and from the appearance of his loins (the equator) even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness (i.e., Saturn's rings) round about. 28 As the appearance of the bow (the rainbow) that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD."
Rev 4:3 says, "And he (i.e., Jesus) that sat was to look upon like a jasper (last stone in the breastplate of the high priest) and a sardine stone (first stone in the breastplate, i.e., Jesus is the first and the last, YHWH of the Old Testament and Jesus of the New Testament): and there was a rainbow (Saturn's ring system) round about the throne" (i.e., around the throne of Jesus on Saturn).
IT LOOKS LIKE BOTH RAPTURES COULD TAKE PLACE ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS, ONE AT MID-TRIB AND THE OTHER AT THE END OF THE SHORTENED GREAT TRIBULATION
The Jews had several idioms for the Feast of Trumpets that are significant in identifying the nature of this feast. It was referred as "No one knows the day or hour", because it was celebrated by the first appearing of the new crescent moon. That could be difficult if the sky was overcast. Therefore, the feast could be delayed. In early days, no one literally knew the day or hour the Feast of Trumpets would be celebrated. If the new moon could not be detected after TWO DAYS, it was celebrated anyway.
"Today, the rabbinical calendar is based on calculations set up by Rabbi Hillel the second in the mid fourth century. Around this time, the Sanhedrin (the high court of ancient Israel) ceased to exist. Hillel felt that the New Moon could not be declared visually without a Sanhedrin to affirm its sighting, so he decided it must be calculated. Rabbis now know that Hillel's calculations were/are off, sometimes as much as two days, which means the festivals are not celebrated on the correct day. But they have decided to wait until a Sanhedrin is established again to change it." http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Hebrew_Roots/New_Moon
The Hebrews keep the Feast of Trumpets on two days at the present time.
MAYBE THE FEAST OF TRUMPET'S "TWO DAYS" REPRESENT TWO RAPTURES ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS
Num 10:1-4 says, "And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Make thee TWO TRUMPETS of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest USE THEM (i.e., both) FOR THE CALLING OF THE ASSEMBLY, AND FOR THE JOURNEYING (massa, departure) OF THE CAMPS. 3 And when they shall blow with them (i.e., both), all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 4 And if they blow but with ONE TRUMPET, then the princes (i.e., elders, 12 patriarchs and 12 apostles of Israel), which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee."
I THINK THE ELDERS OF REV. 4:1-4 ARE THE 12 PATRIARCHS AND THE 12 APOSTLES OF ISRAEL THAT APPEAR IN HEAVEN AFTER THE FIRST RAPTURE
Rev 4:1-4 says, "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. 2 And immediately I was (lit., became) in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one 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, i.e., Jesus is the first, YHWH, and the last (Jesus): and there was a rainbow (i.e., Saturn's rings) round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. 4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats (lit., thrones): and upon the seats I saw four and twenty ELDERS sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold."
In Luk 22:30, Jesus said to the apostles, "That ye may eat and drink at my table in MY KINGDOM, and sit on THRONES judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
SATAN AND HIS FALLEN ANGELS ARE CAST OUT OF HEAVEN MID-TRIB, WHEN ISRAEL IS TOLD TO FLEE TO PETRA
Rev 12:1-12 says, "And there appeared a great wonder (semeion, sign) in heaven; a woman (i.e., Virgo) clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet (i.e., on Tishri 1), and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 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 (HARPAZO, RAPTURED) unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman (i.e., Israel) fled (pheugo, escaped) into the wilderness (eremos. desert), where she hath a place (Petra) prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days (i.e., during the Great Tribulation). 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon (Satan); 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 (ballo, thrown down violently), 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 (arti, just now, this day and hour, i.e., Mid-Trib) is come salvation (soteria, rescue, i.e., the First-Trump Rapture), and strength [dunamis, miraculous power, a miracle), and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren (i.e., Satan) is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they (i.e., the first Rapture saints) overcame him (Satan) 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 (i.e., THE BODY OF CHRIST, RAPTURED MID-TRIB). 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" (i.e., the Great Tribulation that is to be shortened).
THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE SEEMS TO BE ON THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS
Hag 2:15,18,19 says, "And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD...18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month (Kislev 24), even from the day that the foundation of the LORD'S temple was laid, consider it. 19 Is the seed (i.e., Jesus, Gen 3:15) yet in the barn (a saying, meaning is she pregnant)? yea (YES, Jesus was conceived on Kislev 24), as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you."
Jesus was born into this world on the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 4, 5 BC, when the Moon was under Virgo's feet. Therefore, it would make sense for the BODY OF CHRIST to be born into a new world on the Feast of Trumpets, when the Moon will be under Virgo's feet.
A SIGN INDICATING THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS, TISHRI 1
Adam and Eve became one flesh on Tishri 1 (Genesis 2:21-24).
THE TRUMPET CALL FOR THE BRIDE OF CHRIST, AND LATER A TRUMPET CALL FOR THE TRIBULATION SAINTS
According to the modern Hebrew Calendar (http://www.hebcal.com/converter/)
the Feast of Trumpets, Tishri 1, 5775, will be Thu. Sept. 25, 2014.
The Feast of Trumpets, Tishri 1, 5776, will be Mon. Sept. 14, 2015.
According to the Torah Calendar
The Day of Trumpets will start at sunset on Sept. 25 and end at sunset on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
The Day of Trumpets will start at sunset on Sept. 15 and end at sunset on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.
However, at YourSky (http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/Yoursky)
At Jerusalem, the crescent Moon will be under Virgo's feet Sat. Sept. 27, 2014.
The crescent Moon will also be under Virgo's feet Thu. Sept. 17, 2015.
It looks like the dates of the ACTUAL Crescent Moon under Virgo's feet just might be the most likely dates for the two Raptures.
This would fit no one knowing the day or hour in 30 AD. I had to go to YourSky, the Hebrew Calendar and the Torah Calendar to get this information. These were not available in those days.
NO WONDER NO ONE KNEW THE DAY OR HOUR IN 30 AD
Mat 24:36 says, "But of that day and hour knoweth (present tense) no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."
Psa 81:3 says, "Blow up the trumpet in the new moon (i.e., on the Feast of Trumpets), in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day."
Psa 81:7 Thou calledst in trouble (tsarah, trouble, tribulation), and I delivered (chalats, caused to depart, took away) thee".
Isa 26:17-21 says, "Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we (Israel) been in thy sight, O LORD. 18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. 20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers (cheder, apartments), and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation (zaam, strictly froth at the mouth fury, i.e., God's wrath) be overpast. 21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain."
1Th 5:1-11 says, "But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord (Day of God's Wrath, first day of Jesus' millennial reign) so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren (i.e., believers), are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."
Rosh HaShanah is referred to as Yom Teruah, the Day of the Awakening Blast. This refers to the resurrection of the dead. The dead in Christ will probably arise on the Feast of Trumpets at Mid-Trib and on the Day of God's Wrath, the first day of Jesus' millennial reign. Like Solomon, he will purge his kingdom as it begins.
(Continued on Procon 1806)
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