I wonder why Jesus did not give us any instructions on how to prepare for the Tribulation. I wonder why he didn't say for us to teach such things. Instead of telling us how to survive when we can't buy or sell, he said, "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." We will stand before Christ at the Rapture.
In the Preview of the Rapture in Rev. 1, John was on Patmos, which means mortal. He heard Christ's "great voice, as of a TRUMPET," became in the spirit and was caught up to Heaven.
Then verse 13 says, "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." In verse 20, Jesus gave us the key to understanding verse 13. He said that the seven candlesticks are the seven churches. After the great voice like a trumpet, the seven churches stand before the Son of Man in Heaven. In Rev. 4:1, we find out what the great voice like a trumpet said--"Come up hither." I'm waiting to hear my Lord's trumpet voice. Agape
Thanks for putting it on. I am sending that to lots of people. You certainly are fulfilling "unto good works.!" Prayers for you and Ed.
Do you think that a person who continues to worship in a catholic church is truly saved? Thank you for your answer.
> > Do you think that a person who continues to worship in a catholic church is truly saved?
Yes. Anyone who has accepted Jesus Christ as their own personal Saviour is saved. They can "hold fast," which we will see below.
We both know that Jesus is the only mediator between man and God. I Tim. 2:5 says, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." There is no room there for Mary or other saints. Mary is the mother of Jesus, the Son of God, not a mediatrix.
Isa. 9:6 says, "For unto us a child (Jesus) is born (inheriting his human nature from his mother), unto us a son is GIVEN (inheriting his deity from his Father): 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. " II Cor. 5:19 says, "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself."
In John 14:13, Jesus said, "whatsoever ye shall ask in MY NAME (not Mary's), THAT WILL I DO, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."
Read Jesus' words to Thyatira (which means dominating female, i.e., the so-called "Mother Church") in Rev. 2:18f. Jezebel may turn out to be the apparition called "Our Lady." Whoever she is, she will teach her servants to "commit fornication (join together), and to eat things sacrificed unto idols."
The joining together of world religions has begun in our days. The union of all religions, including pagan ones, is the UR, United Religions.
It is significant that Abraham was told to come out of Ur in what is now Iraq. When the UN and UR move their headquarters to Babylon in Iraq, the saints are told, "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" (Rev. 18:4).
That "Come out of her, my people" seems to be the Pre-Wrath Rapture. In Rev. 14:14-16, Christ, sitting on a cloud, thrusts in his sickle and reaps the Earth. Right after that, an angel thrusts in another sickle. He gathers the vine of the Earth and casts it into the great winepress of the Wrath of God (v.19). That is when Babylon will be destroyed.
We know from Zeph. 2:2-4 and Psa. 91:6 that this is "the destruction that wasteth at noonday." The Jewish day begins at 6 PM on our previous evening, so the Pre-Wrath Rapture will take place during that night or early morning. The asteroids of Rev. 8:8,10 will impact Earth at noon.
Zeph. 2:3-5 says, "Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid (i.e., raptured) in the day of the LORD's anger. For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the NOON DAY, and Ekron shall be rooted up. Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast." The mountain sized asteroid piece will fall into the Mediterranean Sea. The larger "aster" will destroy Babylon.
Before the Tribulation begins, the Thyatira church group is given "space to repent" (Rev. 2:21). We are obviously living in that space now. The Lord warns, "I gave her space to repent of her fornication (joining); and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery (join) with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death: and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works." (Rev. 2:21-23).
After that warning, Jesus said, "But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine (i.e., of joining with pagan religions), and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak (i.e., not like the False Prophet, who "spake as a dragon" (Rev. 13:11); I WILL PUT UPON YOU NONE OTHER BURDEN. BUT THAT WHICH YE HAVE ALREADY HOLD FAST TILL I COME" (Rev. 2:24,25).
These who hold fast will be rewarded. In v. 28, Jesus said to the overcomers that keep his works to the end, "I will give him the morning star" (i.e., Heaven, where Christ is). Agape
That was incredible article! Thanks so much.
It is remarkable that it has been hidden information since 1996, but on further thought there are two reasons for this to be hidden:
First, Israeli archaeologists don't feel any particular need to publish this far and wide because their belief system does not acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah.
Second, and even more significant is this: the Catholic church teaches that Jesus had no other immediate family members beside Joseph and Mary, and that Mary was assumed bodily into heaven. The presence of an ossuary with Mary's name on it, and ossuaries with Jesus sibling's names on them would provide evidence that Catholic teachings are not consistent with fact. I would imagine the Catholic church would go to great length to avoid this conflict with the facts being released to the world. It is unfortunate, as in my opinion authenticated findings like these makes their case for a real, living, historical Jesus and family rock solid.
Thirty stone ossuaries were discovered by accident in 1873 when a man who was building his house on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives accidentally discovered the cave which housed the ossuaries. Charles Claremont- Gannueau, wrote a little-known report, dated November 13, 1873, from Jerusalem to the Palestine Exploration Fund which noted his discovery. Claremont-Gannueau found that these ancient Jewish stone coffins contained the names of numerous individuals mentioned in the New Testament. The 1874 report, was published by the Palestine Exploration Fund, and included his translation of several of these inscriptions.
Salamston, daughter of Simeon the Priest
Simeon the Priest
Martha, daughter of Pasach
Salome, wife of Judah, and included the sign of the cross
Judah, including the sign of the cross
Eleazar, son of Nathalu
Judah the Scribe
Three ossuaries found with name Eleazar (Hebrew form of Greek name Lazarus) along with the names Martha and Mary (John 11: 1) each name followed by the cross.
"This catacomb on the Mount of Olives belonged apparently to one of the earliest families which joined the new religion of Christianity. In this group of sarcophagi, some of which have the Christian symbol and some have not, we are, so to speak, [witnessing the] actual unfolding of Christianity. Personally, I think that many of the Hebrew-speaking people whose remains are contained in these ossuaries were among the first followers of Christ.... The appearance of Christianity at the very gates of Jerusalem is, in my opinion, extraordinary and unprecedented. Somehow the new [Christian] doctrine must have made its way into the Jewish system.... The association of the sign of the cross with (the name of Jesus) written in Hebrew alone constitutes a valuable fact."
Nathaniel, including a cross
The name of Jesus by itself, but twice repeated, followed by the cross
Claremont-Ganneau also wrote:
"What gives additional value to these short inscriptions is that they furnish a whole series of names found in the Gospels, in their popular and local Syro-Chaldaic forms. The presence of the names of Jesus and Martha, of which we only knew historically that it was the feminine form of the Aramaic, would alone be sufficient to make this collection important from an exegetic point of view. By a singular coincidence, which from the first struck me forcibly, these inscriptions, found close to the Bethany road, and very near the site of the village, contain nearly all the names of the personages in the Gospel scenes which belonged to the place: Eleazar (Lazarus), Simon, Martha ... a host of other coincidences occur at the sight of all these most evangelical names."
Italian scholar P. Bagatti discovered another catacomb holding 100 ossuaries on the western side of the Mount of Olives. Coins that were minted by Governor Varius Gratus (A.D. 16) showed that these tombs were used for burial of Christians before A.D. 70. The name of Jesus was found on ossuaries of priests found in the catacomb, indicating they were probably followers of Jesus. Many of the ossuaries included other names, such as Jarius, Jonathan, Joseph, Judah, Matthias, Menahem, Salome, Simon, and Zechariah.
There was one ossuary which contained the inscription, "Iota, Chi and Beta," which reads "Jesus Christ, the Redeemer."
Shappira (Acts 5:1, 5-10) This name is not mentioned in contemporary Jewish literature elsewhere.
Another first century Jewish catacomb at the southern end of the Kidron valley was investigated by Dr. Eleazar Sukenik of Hebrew University in 1945. Several ossuaries with the sign of the cross, Greek inscriptions, and a coin minted in A.D. 41 for King Herod Agrippa 1 were found, indicating a sealing date by 42 A.D. Professor Sukenik concluded the ossuaries "contain almost the whole dictionary of names in the New Testament."
Ossuary containing an inscription, "[To] Jesus, "the Lord." Attests to the Christians' acknowledgement of Jesus Christ as God within 10 years of the death/resurrection of Jesus. (American Journal of Archaeology)
Professor Alexander Hopkins: "The inscription which was hidden for almost 2,000 years and inscribed at least two decades before any part of the New Testament was written. . . bears a personal testimony of faith ... a message from the past with a very modem meaning for the present."
Found in another Jerusalem catacomb:
Alexander, son of Simon of Cyrene (Mark 15:21)
An ossuary containing the name of Caiaphas, as well as of one of the women from Caiaphas' family was discovered also. In her mouth was a coin minted by King Herod Agrippa (AD 41-42).
The Last Day Resurrection
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death." John 8:51
This is the promise of Yeshua; IF we keep Yeshuas’ sayings, His teachings, His doctrine, His logos, we shall never see death. Therefore, it becomes imperative to know what the sayings and teachings of Yeshua are.
Do you remember what Yeshua taught on the wheat and the tares? How the enemy, Satan, planted tares in the wheat that God planted. And as Yeshua related the story, we were not to try and pull up the tares, BUT "Let both grow together until the harvest.
And in the time of harvest I WILL SAY to the reapers [angels], Gather ye together FIRST the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them [to be judged in the 2nd resurrection 1000 years later]: but gather the wheat into my barn [for My Millennial kingdom]." Matthew 13:30
WAIT for the harvest, gather the tares together and burn them, then gather the wheat into my barn. The tares (unsaved) and the wheat (believers) are to grow up together until the harvest, the end, the LAST DAY and be either destroyed or saved.
This sounds very much like and describes the same event as where Yeshua said, "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." Matthew 24:31
This is the same event. "Immediately after the tribulation of those days (when) the sun will 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" Matthew 24:29
Then what Yeshua taught is that the resurrection of the tares and the wheat would happen at the end of days, immediately after the tribulation [early morning 10-4-05]. Could anything be any easier to understand, or more direct and simple?
In Luke 17:26-30, Yeshua taught that the "days of the Son of man",the tribulation or Daniel's 70th week, would be like the days of Noah. Notice that it says "days" of the Son of man, this means that it is a period of time lasting days [like Daniel's 70th week].
In the days of Noah, Yeshua tells us they partied until "the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all." So the days of the Son of man are the same as the days of Noah and on the day Noah entered the ark, then destruction came.
These are THE SAME DAYS that Paul told us that we are not to be in darkness about when the "sudden destruction" comes upon the USA [Jeremiah 50 and 51] and other selected parts of the world.
Then Yeshua goes on in the next verse to compare this time of Noah with the days of Lot, where he tells us that "the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire in brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all."
Then Yeshua seals up his statements by saying, "even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." In other words what Yeshua was saying was on the same day, the final day, the day of the Son of man’s revealing, the day Yeshua returns, will be THE DAY WE WILL BE RESURRECTED.
The day we will be resurrected is the final day, the day of the Son of Man, the day Yeshua returns and is revealed. This is no mystery; it couldn’t be easier to understand, or more direct, or simpler.
Yeshua today, is sitting at the right hand of God, the Father, actively waiting for the restitution of all things.
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, UNTIL I make thine enemies thy footstool [at Armageddon]. Psalm 110:1
"So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God." Mark 16:19
"He shall send Yeshua the Messiah, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive UNTIL the times of restitution of all things [2nd coming], which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets [the Messiah] since the world began. Acts 3:19-21
Yeshua must remain with God, the Father until the restitution of all things. Then He will come, at the last day, the day of the Son of man/Day of the Lord.
Hey Brian in your defense I believe you are "right on". In His service lauren
It seems as if you would like to search the New Testament for all the "sayings and teachings of Yeshua," write them down, and do those things to earn eternal life. That is not Yeshua's intent.
You changed Yeshua's "saying" (singular) to "sayings" (plural) and then added "His teachings" (plural). That won't work. Only one thing is needed to "never see death," belief in Christ.
In that same chapter, v. 24 says, "I (Yeshua) said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he (the Father), ye shall die in your sins."
"They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he (the Father), and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he (the Father) that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone" (v. 27-29).
In John 11:26, Yeshua said to Martha, "whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" This is his saying that determines whether we have eternal life or not.
Once we have eternal life, all our "old sins" (II Peter 1:9) are washed away. We are accounted pure virgins with enough oil of the Holy Spirit to go with the Bridegroom (Yeshua). But what happens when we sin? We become out of fellowship with our Holy God.
I John 1:4-9 says, "these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have FELLOWSHIP with him, and walk in darkness (because of sin), we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from ALL SIN. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we CONFESS OUR SINS (to God), he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS."
Peter gave us a list of things to add to our faith "that by these ye might be partakers of the DIVINE NATURE (Holy Spirit, Spirit of God, Spirit of Christ, Romans 8:9). In II Peter 1:9, we read, "he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off (Heaven), and hath forgotten that he was purged from his OLD SINS."
Here is his list of things to add to our faith so that we will be "accounted worthy to escape" the Tribulation (Luke 21:36), and be caught up to Heaven in the Pre-Trib Rapture. II Peter 1:4f says to "add to your faith virtue," knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and charity (agape love).
Verses 8-11 are important. "For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind (like the foolish Laodicean virgins), and cannot see afar off (Heaven, at the first Rapture), and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins (when he accepted Yeshua/Jesus). Wherefore the rather, brethren (believers), give diligence to make your calling AND ELECTION sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance (through Heaven's open door set before the wise Philadelphiah virgins, Rev. 3:8) shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
> > The tares (unsaved) and the wheat (believers) are to grow up together until the harvest, the end, the LAST DAY and be either destroyed or saved.
> > This sounds very much like and describes the same event as where Yeshua said, "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." Matthew 24:31
Notice that these are already in Heaven and none are mentioned here that are to be caught up from Earth.These elect are the wise Philadelphian virgins that were caught up to Heaven before the Tribulation began.
Now look at Mark 13:27. It says, "And then (on the first day of Christ's millennial reign) shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the EARTH (the Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Tribulation saints) to the uttermost part of HEAVEN." Those gathered from Heaven are the Bride saints. They were caught up to Heaven in the Pre-Trib Rapture.
On the first day of the millennial Day of the Lord, ALL saints will be gathered to the assembly in Heaven. Christ will be crowned King of kings and Lord of lords. The Marriage of the Lamb will take place. Then the Judgment Seat of Christ will convene.
Heb. 12:22-25 says, "ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 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 (at the 2nd Rapture, I Cor. 15:51,52), And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things that that of Abel. 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 (be raptured), if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven."
> > In Luke 17:26-30, Yeshua taught that the "days of the Son of man",the tribulation or Daniel's 70th week, would be like the days of Noah. Notice that it says "days" of the Son of man, this means that it is a period of time lasting days [like Daniel's 70th week].
I think that there are two Days of the Son of Man, the Pre-Trib Rapture and the Pre-Wrath Rapture. Luke 17:22,23 says, "he said unto the disciples, The days (plural) will come, when ye shall desire to see one (the 1st Rapture) of the days (the two Raptures) of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it (representing the Tribulation saints that got left behind the first time). And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them." We can see from Mt. 24:26 that this takes place in the Tribulation.
The Pre-Trib Rapture is as the days of Noah. Rain (symbol of the Spirit of Christ) comes down all over the world. Noah and his sons were married. Even the animals went in two by two. This Rapture is for the Bride of Christ.
The Pre-Wrath Rapture is as the days of Lot. Fire fell. The Rapture of the Tribulation saints will be in the night or morning before the fire (Wrath of God, asteroids of Rev. 8:8,10) hits Earth at noon (Zeph. 2:2-4).
> > Then Yeshua seals up his statements by saying, "even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." In other words what Yeshua was saying was on the same day, the final day, the day of the Son of man’s revealing, the day Yeshua returns, will be THE DAY WE WILL BE RESURRECTED.
> > The day we will be resurrected is the final day, the day of the Son of Man, the day Yeshua returns and is revealed. This is no mystery; it couldn’t be easier to understand, or more direct, or simpler.
Yeshua will be revealed when men see the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky. He will be seen sitting on his throne (, because it is the first day of his millennial reign. The Tribulation saints will be raptured that day.
Rev. 6:14-17 says of that day, "the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and HIDE US FROM THE FACE OF HIM THAT SITTETH ON THE THRONE, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?"
The Day of God's Wrath is not the day of the Second Advent. Rev. 11: 15-17 says, "the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and HE SHALL REIGN for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats (thrones, where they were installed at the Pre-Trib Rapture, Rev. 4:1-4), fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art (at the Pre-Wrath Rapture), and wast (at the Pre-Trib Rapture), and ART TO COME (AT THE FUTURE SECOND ADVENT); because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry (Gog's army is attacking Israel (Eze. 38:18-20), and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged (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."
The Second Advent is 7 months after the Day of God's Wrath. Eze. 39:12,13 says, "seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified (the Second Advent), saith the Lord GOD."
> > The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, UNTIL I make thine enemies thy footstool [at Armageddon]. Psalm 110:1
Armageddon follows the Second Advent. Of the first day of the Millennium, Psa 110 says, "The LORD (YHWH King of Israel) said unto my Lord (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer, Isa. 44:6), Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool (when all nations, the UN army led by Gog, attack Israel, Zech 14:2, Eze. 38). The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: RULE thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou (Yeshua) art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. The Lord (Yeshua) at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the DAY OF HIS WRATH. He shall JUDGE (at the Judgment Seat of Christ) among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries." Agape
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