Pro and Con 1876

Posted 9-9-15

MY SINCERE THANKS FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS FOR ME

I want to thank everyone that prayed for my eyesight. I was going blind, had to make the background black and the letters white on my computer. Those letters looked yellow for my cataracts were orange. I couldn't see anything that was supposed to be yellow on the computer. I couldn't even see the lemons on my Lemon-Tree wall sculpture.

Now, after having both cataracts removed, having laser treatments in both eyes, and getting my second set of glasses since the surgery, I can see well. As far as I can tell, I have the best eyesight I have ever had in my life. I can read things on the computer with a white background. I can see TV as never before. Colors are brighter than I had imagined. Black is the shocker. Evidently, I have always seen black as a shade of gray. Now I see pure black.

Before I got these new glasses, one for computer and another for driving, I was wearing my old computer glasses and looked from the TV to Ed's pictures on the dresser. Something terrible happened, and I could not see the pictures. In my mind, I prayed and asked the Lord to please fix my focus. He did, instantly, and with me wearing my computer glasses.

That was great, I could see TV and the pictures, but it ruined my driving glasses. Dave drove me to Winco Foods when I had them on. I couldn't read any labels, couldn't figure out what kind of soup was in a can. That is why I got these new glasses. Now I can see. Thank you Lord for my good vision. What a miracle when I'm 86 years old.

INCOMING EMAIL, RE: 5776

I am just wondering, I saw on one of your messages that you had supposed that the height of the great pyramid, when the cap stone is installed will be 5776. Can you site the source of that information? Because if that is true it could be very significant to this years prophecy. The source that I find tells me that the Great Pyramid is 5448.96 tall from its base to its platform, and that the capstone when placed will be 118.4 inches, which by addition adds to 5567, more than 200 inches difference than what you cite. The verse in Isaiah 19:19-20 by gematria adds to 5449: Bonnie Gaunt in her book, Beginnings 1995. Also J.J. Hurtak in his book, The Keys Of Enoch. Any info will be much appreciated when you have the time. I see from the stuff that you sent me that you are an extremely active researcher and writer-- Bless You!...

MY REPLY

W.M. Flinders Petrie measured the pyramid. His work is considered the most reliable of all. He wrote "The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh."

In that, he said: "the Pyramid, allowing some weight to the South side. The mean base being 9068-8 ± -5 inches, this yields a height of 5776-0 ± 7 - o inches."

I think the giants built the pyramid, and that the Lord gave them the instructions by his prophet Enoch.

JESUS IS THE "CHIEF CORNER STONE"

Eph_2:20 says, "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone".

"THIS IS THE LORD'S DOING"

Mat_21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?"

"THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS DISALLOWED, THE SAME IS MADE THE HEAD OF THE CORNER"

1Pe_2:6,7 says, "Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner".

Psa_118:22 says, "The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner."

Luk_20:17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?"

Act_4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner."

Isa_28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste."

Mar_12:10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner".

We are nearly to the year 5776. The Jubilee Year will be announced on the Day of Atonement.

I am expecting meet the Lord high in the air on Pentecost, Sun. June 12, 2016, in the Jubilee Year, the Hebrew 5776.

The 49-day omer (a measure for wheat) was counted to Pentecost Sunday in 30 AD. The omer was to start to be counted on the day after the Sabbath, i.e., on Sunday. Thus, true Pentecost should always be on Sunday. It is counted as Sivan 6 on the present Hebrew Calendar, and that is not always on Sunday.

The Six-Day War was June 5-10, 1967.
According to HebCal
Mon, 5 June 1967 = 26th of Iyyar, 5727
Sat, 10 June 1967 = 2nd of Sivan, 5727
Wed, 14 June 1967 = 6th of Sivan, 5727

Sunday was 11 June, the day after the Six-Day War. Sivan 6 was Wed. 14 June. Either way, Pentecost followed the Six-Day War closely.

It looks like the countdown of a 49-YEAR "omer" started on Pentecost Sunday, June 11, 1967, and will end on Pentecost Sunday, June 12, 2016, which turns out to be Sivan 6 after all.
HebCal: Sun, 12 June 2016 = 6th of Sivan, 5776

This year, 5775, is a Sabbatical Year. It divides by 7 evenly. Next year, 5776 is the Jubilee, a perfect time for the First-Trump Rapture. To me, it looks like the Church was born on Earth on Pentecost and will be born on Heaven on Pentecost.

The Christians played it out when they fled Jerusalem and went to Pella (meaning both marvel of God and defensible citadel on a cliff) on Pentecost in 66 AD. Agape

PS: Here is some more about the pyramid.

Jer 32:20 says, "Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day".

Isa 19:19,20 says, "In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. 20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them." Agape

FOUND ON THE INTERNET

Rapture Bible Prophecy Forum
November 22, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=362856490414697&story_fbid=671459316221078

FROM 'JUBILEE YEAR' PENTECOST 1967 to 'JUBILEE YEAR' PENTECOST 2016 IS 49 YEARS = 'ONE BIBLICAL GENERATION'.......

From Pentecost June 7, 1967 to Pentecost May 15, 2016 is '49 Biblical years' which is the equivalent to 'one Biblical generation' when you divide the 42 generations between Abraham and Jesus into the approximate 2,058 years between the birth of Abraham and the birth of Jesus. Forty-nine years ( 7 X 7 = 49 ) is also the length of one Jubilee of years. Take a lesson from the "Fig Tree" which is Israel :

"When its branch ALREADY becomes tender ( May 14, 1948 ), and PUTS FORTH LEAVES ( June 7, 1967 ), YOU KNOW......." Matthew 24:32

"ASSUREDLY, I say to you, this generation will BY NO MEANS pass away till ALL THESE THINGS take place." Matthew 24:34

The phrase "all these things take place" is referring to the "things" Jesus just described happening in the previous Scripture :

"And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT from the four winds..." Matthew 24:31

The phrase "gather together His elect" means rapture His Church ! So there you have it from the mouth of Jesus, Himself SO YOU CAN BELIEVE IT !

You can 'bet the farm' it will ALL BE OVER on the next Jubilee Year Pentecost May 15, 2016.

According to Your Infallible Word, come Lord Jesus ! Bruce Warner, Scripturalist

MY REPLY

Good thinking. I agree that the Rapture is likely to be on next Pentecost. I don't know what calendar you use, but it is Sunday, June 12, 2016 on the Hebrew Calendar in use today. Pentecost must always be on Sunday. The omer countdown starts on the day after the Sabbath.

It looks like the Christians played out the Rapture when they left Jerusalem on Pentecost in 66 AD and went to Pella, which means both marvel of God and defensible citadel on a cliff. They fled about 3.5 years before the Temple was burned in 70 AD.

Forty-nine years is 7 Sabbatical Years. The fiftieth year is both the Jubilee and the first year of the new Sabbatical cycle. 5775 is Sabbatical. It divides by 7 equally. 5776 is the Jubilee.

I think the Lord planned for the Rapture to be in the Jubilee year right from the beginning. Agape

INCOMING EMAIL, Re: GOD'S CALENDAR IS THE NEW MOON CALENDAR

From: B Warner

According to Scripture the first day of each of God's calendar months begins on a New Moon :

The New Moon of Nisan 1, 5776 occurs over Jerusalem on Thursday April 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm

That makes the 'true Day of Palms' Nisan 10, 5776 occur in Jerusalem on Sabbath Saturday April 16, 2016 (the church celebrates one day later)

That makes 'true Passover' occur on Nisan 14, 5776 in Jerusalem on Wednesday April 20, 2016

That makes 'true Resurrection Sunday' occur on Nisan 18, 5776 in Jerusalem on Sunday April 24, 2016

That makes 'true Pentecost' occur 50 days later on Sunday June 12, 2016

The year 2016 is not only the 'Jubilee Year 5776', but it is also a 'year of perfect order' in which the prophetic events that Jesus fulfilled during the three Spring Feasts of the Lord fall on exactly the very same days of the week as they were when He perfectly fulfilled them. I believe that is what is meant by the Scriptural reference to, " the acceptable year of our God."

MY REPLY

Thanks. Now we are on the same page, with next Pentecost on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

I was amazed to find out how close to the Six-Day War Pentecost was. Agape

INCOMING EMAIL, Re: Found on the Internet, from Bruce Warner

I agree with almost ALL of your comments with the exception that I believe that the rapture will take place at the end of the Day of Palms, Sabbath Saturday Nisan 10 which is also April 16, 2016 = 1,260 days prior to the Feast of Trumpets on the New Moon of Tishri 1, September 29, 2019 which I believe to be the Second Coming of the Lord. Either day I will be ecstatic ! Your Friend

MY REPLY

Of course, either day, I will be ecstatic too. Not only will I be taken to Heaven to be with the Lord, I will be reunited with my husband. When he came to see me in April after he died in December, he said "Yes" when I asked if we could be together forever.

For the time of the Rapture, I considered NIsan 10, because that was when they crossed the Jordan dry-shod. Crossing the Jordan has come to represent dying and going to Heaven.

However, the signs given us by the Lord in 66 AD point to Pentecost.

The Mid-Trib Rapture was played out for us when the Christians, including the disciples, fled to Pella, meaning defensible citadel on a cliff, representing heaven, on Pentecost, about 3.5 years before the Temple was burned in 70 AD.

In Wars VI. V. 3, Josephus, a Pharisee priest, wrote, "Thus were the miserable people persuaded by these deceivers, and such as belied God himself; while they did not attend, nor give credit, to the signs that were so evident, and did so plainly foretell their future desolation, but, like men infatuated, without either eyes to see or minds to consider, did not regard the denunciations that God made to them. Thus there was A STAR RESEMBLING A SWORD, WHICH STOOD OVER THE CITY, AND A COMET (i.e., Halley's Comet, closest in March), THAT CONTINUED A WHOLE YEAR. Thus also before the Jews' rebellion, and before those commotions which preceded the war, when the people were come in great crowds to the feast of unleavened bread, on the eighth day of the month Xanthicus, [NISAN,] and at the ninth hour of the night (i.e., 3 AM), SO GREAT A LIGHT SHONE ROUND THE ALTAR AND THE HOLY HOUSE, THAT IT APPEARED TO BE BRIGHT DAY TIME; WHICH LIGHT LASTED FOR HALF AN HOUR. This light seemed to be a good sign to the unskillful, but was so interpreted by the sacred scribes, as to portend those events that followed immediately upon it. At the same festival also, A HEIFER, AS SHE WAS LED BY THE HIGH PRIEST TO BE SACRIFICED, BROUGHT FORTH A LAMB IN THE MIDST OF THE TEMPLE.

"Moreover, THE EASTERN GATE of the inner [court of the] temple, which was of brass, and vastly heavy, and had been with difficulty shut by twenty men, and rested upon a basis armed with iron, and had bolts fastened very deep into the firm floor, which was there made of one entire stone, was seen to be OPENED OF ITS OWN ACCORD ABOUT THE SIXTH HOUR OF THE NIGHT (i.e., about midnight). Now, those that kept watch in the temple came hereupon running to the captain of the temple, and told him of it; who then came up thither, and not without great difficulty was able to shut the gate again. This also appeared to the vulgar to be a very happy prodigy, as if God did thereby open them the gate of happiness. But the men of learning understood it, that the security of their holy house was dissolved of its own accord, and that the gate was opened for the advantage of their enemies. SO THESE PUBLICLY DECLARED THAT THE SIGNAL FORESHOWED THE DESOLATION THAT WAS COMING UPON THEM. Besides these, a few days after that feast, on the one and twentieth day of the month Artemisius, [IYAR], a certain prodigious and incredible phenomenon appeared: I suppose the account of it would seem to be a fable, were it not related by those that saw it, and were not the events that followed it of so considerable a nature as to deserve such signals; for, before sunsetting, CHARIOTS AND TROOPS OF SOLDIERS IN THEIR ARMOR WERE SEEN RUNNING ABOUT AMONG THE CLOUDS, AND SURROUNDING OF CITIES. Moreover, at that feast which we call PENTECOST, as the priests were going by night into the inner [court of the] temple, as their custom was, to perform their sacred ministrations, they said that, in the first place, THEY FELT A QUAKING, AND HEARD A GREAT NOISE, AND AFTER THAT THEY HEARD A SOUND AS OF A GREAT MULTITUDE, SAYING, "LET US REMOVE HENCE."

Also, Pentecost is the only feast where there is the countdown of the omer, a measure for wheat, and the church is called wheat.

Enoch, the first to be caught up to heaven, was raptured on his birthday, Sivan 6, suggesting that the church will be raptured on its birthday, Sivan 6. He was caught up before Noah's Flood, just as we will be caught up before the world is destroyed by fire when Satan's asteroid Wormwood impacts Earth and destroys Babylon near the Euphrates River.

The Great Tribulation is to be shortened or no flesh would be saved. Man would go the way of the dinosaurs.

Dan 8:14 says, "Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed" (1260 + 1040 = 2300 days).

I think the 2300 days started to be counted when this Pope was elected. I am anxious to see what he says when he come to the US this month.

If you run across any information about the Shekinah glory hovering over the Mt. of Olives 3.5 years following Pentecost 66 AD, please share it with me. That time could represent the Great Tribulation. Agape

INCOMING EMAIL, Re: GOD'S CALENDAR IS THE NEW MOON CALENDAR

It was the very day of Pentecost that the Israeli army re-captured Jerusalem !

MY REPLY

http://www.1260-1290-days-bible-prophecy.org/bible_prophecy-Israel-nation-1260-years-x2-A-1.htm

"On the regular Jewish calendar, the 1967 War began on the anniversary of when Jesus rose up into heaven {Iyar 16}, which was 40 days after His resurrection, Acts 1. However, as said earlier, on the 360 calendar Iyar 16 happened to be the 65th day of the year in 1967, which is Pentecost....

"Interestingly, seven days after Iyar 18, 1967, when Jerusalem was restored, is Pentecost on the regular Jewish calendar.)"

The Six-day War was June 5-10.

I go by the Hebrew Calendar at HebCal, not the "360 calendar."

"6th of Sivan, 5727 = Wed, 14 June 1967"

True Pentecost has to be on Sunday. June 11, 1967 was Sunday. That was the day after the Six-Day War of June 5-10.

However you figure it, Pentecost was close to the end of the Six-Day War.

Pentecost was the time of firstripe grapes, as in Song of Solomon 2:10f and Isa. 18:3f.

Re the Secret of the Stairs, Son 2:10-15 says, "My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle (lit., turtledove, which is in Israel from April to October) is heard in our land; 13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs (i.e., spring figs), and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. 14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. 15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes."

Isa 18:3-7 says, "All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye. 4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. 5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. 6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. 7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion."

The time of firstripe grapes starts June 1st.

Harvest seasons in modern Israel
https://www.gci.org/law/festivals/harvest

In 5776, Sivan 6, Pentecost, will be on a Sunday in June, when there are firstripe grapes..
"6th of Sivan, 5776 = Sun, 12 June 2016"
There are no firstripe grapes on Nisan 10.
10th of Nisan, 5776 = Mon, 18 April 2016

To me, Pentecost has a better chance of being the time of the First-Trump Rapture of I Th 4:16,17. The Church would be born into Heaven on the anniversary of her birth on Earth.

I think this Pope is the Antichrist. Among other things, he said, "God is not a divine being or a magician". Therefore, I think the Tribulation began March 19, 2013, and Mid-Trib will be Sept. 19, 2016. The first Rapture (I Th 4:16,17) would be before Mid-Trib, and the last Rapture (I Cor 15:51-54) would be on the Day of the Lord at the end of the Great Tribulation. Agape

INCOMING EMAIL, RE: GOD'S CALENDAR

May 14-15, 1948 when Israel became a nation in one day was also Pentecost.

MY REPLY

To me, it was not Pentecost.

"Fri, 14 May 1948 = 5th of Iyyar, 5708" on Hebcal, which I go by (along with Calendar Converter) for modern Hebrew Calendar dates. (I go by the Torah Calendar for 30 AD, otherwise it would be off by two days. That happened because of Hillel's postponements).

Dr. Tabor phoned me one time and said that if they had added an extra month in 1948, it would have been Pentecost.

However, they didn't add an extra month. They figure it mathematically.

I think the Lord is going by the Hebrew Calendar. It has consistently been figured by mathematical tables for many years now. I used the following table long ago to reconstruct the calendar from BC 1 to BC 5 when I was trying to figure out the correct day for Jesus' birth. Here is a chart I used.

FORMULATED EXPRESSIONS OF ELAPSED PERIODS
Day, hour, minute and part:
l lunar month 1 12 44 01
1 ordinary year 4 08 48 12
1 leap year 5 21 32 13
1 cycle (19 years) 2 16 33 01
10 cycles 5 21 30 10
100 cycles 2 23 05 10
300 cycles 1 21 16 12

I wouldn't change a single day arrived at mathematically. It would mess up the whole thing from that day on.

https://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/calendar/
Calendar Converter also has Iyar 5, 5708. It was a leap year, which has a fixed spot in the 19-year cycle. The extra month, Adar II, is consistently added only in years 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17 and 19.

It says, "The average length of a month is 29.530594 days, extremely close to the mean synodic month (time from new Moon to next new Moon) of 29.530588 days. Such is the accuracy that more than 13,800 years elapse before a single day discrepancy between the calendar's average reckoning of the start of months and the mean time of the new Moon. Alignment with the solar year is better than the Julian calendar, but inferior to the Gregorian. The average length of a year is 365.2468 days compared to the actual solar tropical year (time from equinox to equinox) of 365.24219 days, so the calendar accumulates one day of error with respect to the solar year every 216 years." Agape

INCOMING EMAIL, RE: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PENTECOST AND NISAN 10

Covenants are given by God on Pentecost and are fulfilled on Nisan 10 .

For example, the 'Old Covenant' of the 'Promised Land' was given, by God, to Abraham on Pentecost , and the Old Covenant was subsequently fulfilled on Nisan 10 by Joshua leading the physically circumcised Hebrews across the Jordan into their Promised Land on Nisan 10.

The 'New Covenant' of 'grace for all' was given, by God, to the world when He sent the gift of the Holy Spirit into the world on Pentecost to begin His Church on earth. . Could it be that the New Covenant will also be fulfilled on Nisan 10 by Jesus appearing to rapture His , circumcised by the heart, Church into heaven on Nisan 10 ?

I believe it is worth your serious consideration ! Bruce Warner

MY REPLY

I looked into Nisan 10 and Pentecost. To me, Pentecost seems most likely.

On Nisan 10, they crossed the Jordan dryshod, but they were then circumcised and rested three days at Gilgal (which means circle). After that, they marched around Jericho (which means his Moon or month) 7 days before it fell to them. It was not given to them on Nisan 10.

The Rapture seems to have been acted out when the Christians left Jerusalem and went to Pella on Pentecost in 66 AD, about 3.5 years before Jerusalem and the Temple were burned. That indicates a Mid-Trib Rapture on Pentecost about 3.5 years before the destruction when Satan's asteroid Wormwood impacts Earth on the Day of the Lord at the end of the Great Tribulation.

The First-Trump Rapture of I Th 4:16,17 seems to be just before Mid-Trib.

Rev 13:5-9 says, "And there was given unto him (i.e., Antichrist) a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months (i.e., the first half of the Tribulation). 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and THEM THAT DWELL IN HEAVEN (i.e., the Rapture of the wise virgins just took place). 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints (i.e., the foolish virgins left behind), and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear."

The present Pope said, "God is not a divine being or a magician." Doesn't that seem like something the Antichrist would say?

Josephus told of the miraculous things that happened in 66 AD. These were God's signs.

In Wars VI. V. 3, Josephus, a Pharisee priest, wrote, "Thus were the miserable people persuaded by these deceivers, and such as belied God himself; while they did not attend, nor give credit, to the signs that were so evident, and did so plainly foretell their future desolation, but, like men infatuated, without either eyes to see or minds to consider, did not regard the denunciations that God made to them. Thus there was A STAR RESEMBLING A SWORD, WHICH STOOD OVER THE CITY, AND A COMET (i.e., Halley's Comet, closest in March), THAT CONTINUED A WHOLE YEAR. Thus also before the Jews' rebellion, and before those commotions which preceded the war, when the people were come in great crowds to the feast of unleavened bread, on the eighth day of the month Xanthicus, [NISAN,] and at the ninth hour of the night (i.e., 3 AM), SO GREAT A LIGHT SHONE ROUND THE ALTAR AND THE HOLY HOUSE, THAT IT APPEARED TO BE BRIGHT DAY TIME; WHICH LIGHT LASTED FOR HALF AN HOUR. This light seemed to be a good sign to the unskillful, but was so interpreted by the sacred scribes, as to portend those events that followed immediately upon it. At the same festival also, A HEIFER, AS SHE WAS LED BY THE HIGH PRIEST TO BE SACRIFICED, BROUGHT FORTH A LAMB IN THE MIDST OF THE TEMPLE. Moreover, THE EASTERN GATE of the inner [court of the] temple, which was of brass, and vastly heavy, and had been with difficulty shut by twenty men, and rested upon a basis armed with iron, and had bolts fastened very deep into the firm floor, which was there made of one entire stone, was seen to be OPENED OF ITS OWN ACCORD ABOUT THE SIXTH HOUR OF THE NIGHT (i.e., about midnight). Now, those that kept watch in the temple came hereupon running to the captain of the temple, and told him of it; who then came up thither, and not without great difficulty was able to shut the gate again. This also appeared to the vulgar to be a very happy prodigy, as if God did thereby open them the gate of happiness. But the men of learning understood it, that the security of their holy house was dissolved of its own accord, and that the gate was opened for the advantage of their enemies. SO THESE PUBLICLY DECLARED THAT THE SIGNAL FORESHOWED THE DESOLATION THAT WAS COMING UPON THEM. Besides these, a few days after that feast, on the one and twentieth day of the month Artemisius, [IYAR], a certain prodigious and incredible phenomenon appeared: I suppose the account of it would seem to be a fable, were it not related by those that saw it, and were not the events that followed it of so considerable a nature as to deserve such signals; for, before sunsetting, CHARIOTS AND TROOPS OF SOLDIERS IN THEIR ARMOR WERE SEEN RUNNING ABOUT AMONG THE CLOUDS, AND SURROUNDING OF CITIES. Moreover, at that feast which we call PENTECOST, as the priests were going by night into the inner [court of the] temple, as their custom was, to perform their sacred ministrations, they said that, in the first place, THEY FELT A QUAKING, AND HEARD A GREAT NOISE, AND AFTER THAT THEY HEARD A SOUND AS OF A GREAT MULTITUDE, SAYING, "LET US REMOVE HENCE." Agape

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