Pro and Con 1936
MY REPLY TO A LETTER
Thanks for this information. The Metonic Cycle is something I never
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THERE ARE TWO RAPTURES, ONE MID-TRIB, THE OTHER POST-TRIB
My early teachers taught a Pre-Trib Rapture, but with much Bible study, I found out that The First-Trump Rapture is on the Mid-Trib Day of Christ, and the Last-Trump Rapture is on the Post-Trib Day of the Lord.
2Th 2:1,2 says, "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the DAY OF CHRIST is at hand."
Joe 1:14,15 says, "Sanctify ye a fast (i.e., on the Day of Atonement), call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD, 15 Alas for the day! for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come."
THE MID-TRIB RAPTURE PRECEDES THE "HOUR OF TEMPTATION", THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
Revelation 3:10 says, "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I ALSO WILL KEEP THEE FROM THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."
Mat 24:20-22 says, "PRAY YE THAT YOUR FLIGHT BE NOT IN THE WINTER, NEITHER ON THE SABBATH DAY: 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."
Mat 24:28-31 says, "For wheresoever the carcase (i.e., body) is (i.e., the Body of Christ is in Heaven Mid-Trib), there will the eagles (i.e., the Great Tribulation saints) be gathered together. 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of
heaven to the other."
Mar 13:24-27 says, "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. 26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the EARTH to the uttermost part of HEAVEN."
Rev 7:14,15 says, "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."
AT MID-TRIB, NONE ARE GIVEN IMMORTAL BODIES
1Th 4:16,17 says, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: 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."
AT POST-TRIB, ALL ARE GIVEN IMMORTAL BODIES
1Co 15:51-54 says, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We 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."
Mar 13:24-27 says, "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. 26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the EARTH (i.e., in the Last-Trump Rapture) to the uttermost part of HEAVEN" (i.e., those already caught up in the Mid-Trib Rapture).
THE TIME PORTRAYED IN THE TRANSFIGURATION IS MID-TRIB, WHEN MOSES AND ELIJAH COME BACK AT THE TIME OF THE FIRST RAPTURE
Mat 17:1-5 says, "And after six days (i.e., representing 6000 years) Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart (i.e., as in the Rapture), 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. 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to
be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for MOSES, and one for ELIAS. 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him."
THE TRANSFIGURATION PLUGS INTO REV. 1 and 11, WHICH ARE BOTH MID-TRIB
Rev 1:9-16 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, 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 (i.e., the Day of Christ), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet... 12 And 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 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, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength."
THE MID-TRIB RAPTURE, NO EARTHQUAKE
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."
Rev 10:11 says, "Thou must prophesy AGAIN before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings."
Rev 11:1-3 says, "And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, RISE (i.e., in the Mid-Trib Rapture), and measure the temple of God (i.e., we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, ICo 6:19), 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 (i.e., Moses and Elijah), and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days (i.e., during the Great Tribulation), clothed in sackcloth."
SOME IN THE CHURCH OF THYATIRA ARE CAST INTO THE GREAT TRIBULATION
Rev_2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds."
THE POST-TRIB RAPTURE AND A GREAT EARTHQUAKE
Rev 7:13,14 says, "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."
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."
THE MID-TRIB RAPTURE DELIVERS US FROM, NOT IN, THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION TO TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST
God will make a way to escape that we may be able to bear it. That escape is the Mid-Trib Rapture. The hour of temptation is not the whole Tribulation, which lasts seven years, it is the temptation to take the Mark of the Beast during the reign of the False Prophet in the Great Tribulation.
ALONG WITH THE MID-TRIB TEMPTATION TO TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST, GOD WILL MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE IN THE RAPTURE
1Co 10:13,14 says, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will WITH THE TEMPTATION (i.e., the Mid-Trib temptation to take the Mark of the Beast) ALSO MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE (i.e., depart in the Mid-Trib Rapture), that ye may be able to bear it. 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry."
I have hope that this Tishri 1 will be the day of the First-Trump Rapture. Why? The sign of Rev. 12 will be in the sky on Mon. Tishri 1, Oct. 3, 2016. Also, we are still in the Jubilee Year. It will end Nisan 1, 5777.
Jesus was born on Tishri 1, in 5 BC, and the sign of the Moon under Virgo's feet was in the sky. In our days, it looks like the Body of Christ will be born when this same sign is in the sky.
Rev 12:1,2 says, "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered....
Rev 12:6-12 says, "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."
Dan 12:1 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 (i.e., after that) 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., Mid-Trib) thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book."
"THE TEMPTATION" AND "A WAY TO ESCAPE" IN THE MID-TRIB RAPTURE
Where some who think the first Rapture will be Post Trib go wrong is
thinking that the Mid-Trib temptation represents the whole Great
1Co_10:13 is important. It says, "There hath no TEMPTATION taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but WILL WITH THE TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE, that ye may be able to bear it."
The "ESCAPE" is the Mid-Trib Rapture. The "TEMPTATION" is to take the Mark of the Beast.
"A SIGN", IT WILL BE A JUBILEE YEAR (AND WE ARE IN A JUBILEE YEAR NOW)
2Ki 19:29-31 says, "And this shall be A SIGN unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof. 30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward. 31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that ESCAPE out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this."
THE "HOUR OF TEMPTATION" WILL COME MID-TRIB
Rev_3:10 says, "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the HOUR OF TEMPTATION, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."
WATCH AND PRAY TO BE "ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE"
Luk_21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."
LOOK FOR HIM
Luk 12:45,46 says, "But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord
delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion (i.e., the Great Tribulation) with the unbelievers."
Mat 24:51 says, "And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion (i.e., the Great Tribulation) with the hypocrites (i.e., pretenders): there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Mat 22:14 says, "For many are called, but few are chosen."
THE CALLED, CHOSEN AND FAITHFUL WILL BE WITH THE LORD BEFORE THE TEN KINGS COME TO POWER
Rev 17:12-14 says, "And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which 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 ARE CALLED, AND CHOSEN, AND FAITHFULL."
Rev 13:5-11 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 (i.e., Pope Francis said that God was not divine, and that Jesus was a failure, since he was crucified), to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and THEM THAT DWELL IN HEAVEN (i.e., the Mid-Trib Rapture of the wise-virgin saints has just taken place). 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints (i.e., the foolish-virgin saints that are 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. 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. 11 And I beheld another beast (i.e., the Satan-possessed False Prophet) coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon."
Rev 14:1-5 says, "And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 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. 4 These are they which were not defiled with
women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb
whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God."
BEFORE ADAM WAS CREATED, GOD DESTROYED THE ILLEGAL ANGEL SETTLEMENTS ON EARTH, BUT THIS TIME, HE WILL ALSO SHAKE HEAVEN
Heb 12:26,27 says, "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."
Rev 12:7-10 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, this day, just now, i.e., Mid-Trib) is come salvation (soteria, rescue, deliverance, i.e., the First-Trump 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."
SATAN WILL TRY TO WIPE OUT MANKIND, BUT THE GREAT TRIBULATION WILL BE SHORTENED
Mat 24:22 says, "And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the Elect's sake those days will be shortened." Agape
WRITTEN PROOF VATICAN TO BUILD ISRAEL'S THIRD TEMPLE!
May 11, 2015 by Steven DeNoon
"We have very shocking news written proof actual documentation that the Vatican fully intends to build the 3rd Temple. And as well with building the 3rd Temple they will also have world-wide domination world global power and will rule from Jerusalem. And I know that sounds very ah; may be in some people's lives it sounds far-fetched, it sounds outlandish but nonetheless we have written proof that this is actually going to take place....
..."It says here this agreement is made on the basis of the provisions of the fundamental agreement between the State of Israel and The Holy See which was signed on the 30th of December 1993 and then entered into force on March 10th 1994. Herein after the Fundamental Agreement is what it's called. Okay, recalling that The Holy See is the sovereign authority of the Catholic Church, the State of Israel agrees to assure full effect in Israeli law to the legal personality of the Catholic Church itself.
"Okay Article 3 the State of Israel agrees to assure full effect in Israeli
law, in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, to the legal
personality of the following: Eastern Catholic Patriarchates: the Greek
Melkite Catholic, the Syrian Catholic, the Maronite, the Chaldean, the
Armenian Catholic hereinafter: the "Eastern Catholic Patriarchates. You
know so they're covering everything that they possibly can.
"It says the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, id est the Latin Patriarchal
Diocese of Jerusalem; the present Dioceses of the Eastern Catholic
Patriarchates; new Dioceses, wholly in Israel, Eastern Catholic or Latin,
as may exist from time to time. So Israel is giving them broad laws, broad
acceptance and of course and many of these things there a lot of laws can
change at time from time.
...And they throw them out of there and they sit there and do a Communion Service in there....
They're all up underneath the Pontiff; they're all up underneath the Pope of
Rome. They throw them out; they do the Communion inside of there because
they wanted to show the Jews that we own all of it! They took Mount Zion!
"Anyway so you can read this for yourself, this is actually on www.mfa.gov.il
this is Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs it's a very long article...
Signed in Jerusalem this 10th day of the month of November in the year 1997, which corresponds to the 10th day of the month of Heshvan in the year 5758.
FROM THE INTERNET
"At first, I thought the 3rd temple would be built on the Temple Mount, but Israelis are building one in Mitzpe Yericho.
"Will end time wonders ever cease?
"I also would have thought they would have called this the "School for the
Cohanim (priests) and Levites for service." But they are calling it the
"Jews in the town of Mitzpe Yericho are taking practical steps to prepare for
the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, by preparing descendents of
Cohanim (priests) and Levites for service.
"At the Mitzpe Yericho school, Temple priest hopefuls learn exactly how to
conduct the daily Temple service and offer the required sacrifices.
"The school will include an exact replica of the Temple, so hence there is a
3rd temple now"....
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