All five planets that can be visible to the naked eye will appear together in the evening sky later this month in a viewing opportunity that won't be matched for 32 years....
The setup is possible this month because all of the planets are on the same side of the Sun, as envisioned from above the solar system.
You and the passage in James Trimm's Hebraic-Roots Version pretty well sums it all up. You and it says,
"For who is it who overcomes the world but he who believes that Yeshua is the son of Eloah? This is he who came by means of water and blood, Yeshua the Messiah. He was not by water alone, but by water and blood. And the spirit bears witness, for the spirit is truth. And there are three witnesses, spirit and water and blood, and the three of them are as one. If we receive the witness of men, how much more the witness of Eloah that is greater? And this is the witness of Eloah that he bore witness concerning his son. Whoever trusts in the son of Eloah has this witness in his nefesh (i.e., soul). Everyone who does not trust has made Eloah a liar in that he did not believe the witness that Eloah bore witness concerning his son. And this is the witness that Eloah has given us eternal life, and the life is in his son. Everyone who holds fast to the son also holds fast to life. And everyone who does not hold fast to the son of Eloah does not have life."
May the law of the Spirit of life in Yeshua, the Messiah, make us all free from the law of sin and death. May the Spirit of Him that raised up Yeshua, the Messiah, from the dead shall also quicken all our mortal bodies by His Spirit that is capable of being indwelled in us that choose to be led by the Spirit of God, and, become the sons of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes. How can one believe unless one is told the truth. May those that hear, hear and understand. Agape'.
1. Zechariah 14:1-3 describes the Gog Magog invasion of Jerusalem on the Day of the Lord, Then the next verse, verse 4, describes the second advent when Jesus touches down on the Mount of Olives. The fact that it is talking about the second advent is confirmed in verse 5 when it mentions Jesus coming with all His saints and verses 6 and 7 referring to the day being "light at evening time." So would you agree with me that there is a seven month gap between verses 3 and 4? Can you think of other prophetic scriptures where there is a sudden shift in time from one verse to another? If readers do not recognize that 7 month gap between these two verses there can be confusion thinking that the invasion of Jerusalem happens at the same time as the second advent.
2. I have been teaching that, as you often say, the false prophet is incarnated by Satan. Go over the scripture again that leads to that conclusion.
3. Over and over in John 6 Jesus makes the statement, "I will raise him up on the last day." I have always thought that the last day can refer to the last "God" day, the final 1000 year millennial reign or possibly it could refer to the last day of the church age that would end with the final rapture on the Day of the Lord. What is your understanding of the term "last day" and how do the ranks of resurrection/rapture fit in with this statement by Jesus? If the dead from the Bride group are raised before the tribulation and the dead that are apart of the Laodicean-foolish virgin group are raised on the Day of the Lord, how does that fit with what Jesus repeatedly said in this chapter?
Thanks for your insight. Your Brother in Jesus
> > So would you agree with me that there is a seven month gap between verses 3 and 4?
Yes. I think Zech. 14:1-3 takes place on one day, the Feast of Trumpets, the Tishri 1 that begins the millennial reign of Christ. It is the day of Christ's coronation, the Marriage of the Lamb, the Pre-Wrath Rapture, the Judgment Seat of Christ and God's wrath. Gog's United-Nations army will attack Israel. God's wrath will kill all but 1-6th of his army (Eze. 38:18-20; 39:2).
Following this are 7 months for Israel to bury the dead to cleanse the land for the return of Christ (Eze. 39:12,13). I think he will return in glory on the following Nisan 1, first day of the Regnal and Sacred Year. Since there are 7 months between Tishri 1 and Nisan 1, it has to be a Jewish Leap Year, maybe 5771 (2010/2011). Tishri 1 falls on Sept. 9, 2010. Nisan 1 falls on Apr. 5, 2011.
If the Tribulation lasts 2300 days (Dan. 8:13,14), it will start May 23, 2004. That is Sivan 3, 5764, 3 days before Sivan 6, 1st day of Pentecost. If that is right, then the Pre-Trib Rapture might take place on Ascension Day, May 17, 2004. That time fits all the criteria in Song of Solomon 2:10-14. We'll know soon.
I think Gemini is the sign of the Rapture, when the Bride and Bridegroom sit together in heavenly places. Eph. 2:6 says, "And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Saturn is in the right spot, right where the Bride and Bridegroom sit on the ecliptic. It is in close conjuction with Mars, also in Gemini. Venus is nearby too, just insideTaurus.
> > Can you think of other prophetic scriptures where there is a sudden shift in time from one verse to another?
How about several gaps in 2 verses? Dan. 9:26,27 says, 26 "after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself (for us, in 30 AD):
"and the people (Romans) of the prince that shall come (the False Prophet) shall destroy the city and the sanctuary (70 AD);
"and the end thereof (end of the False Prophet's reign) shall be with a flood (sheteph, overflowing; i.e., the tsunami, when the asteroid of Rev. 8:8 hits the Mediterranean Sea, maybe on 9-9-2010),
"and unto the end of the war (Armageddon, after the Second Advent) desolations are determined."
27 "And he (the False Prophet) shall confirm (gabar, strengthen) the covenant with many for one week (of years): and in the midst of the week (Mid-Trib) he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease (II Thess. 2:4), and for the overspreading of abominations (idols) he shall make it (the temple) desolate (Mid-Trib),
"even until the consummation (Armageddon, after Christ's return), and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate." The Beast and False Prophet will be cast into the Lake of Fire (Rev. 19:20).
How about Isa. 61:2? Jesus stopped reading it mid-verse because there was a gap in time in that verse. It says, "To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD (30 AD),
"and the day of vengeance of our God (maybe 9-9-2010);
to comfort all that mourn" (during the extra 30 days of Dan. 12:11).
> > the false prophet is incarnated by Satan. Go over the scripture again that leads to that conclusion.
There are only two sons of perdition, Judas Iscariot and the False Prophet. Satan entered into Judas. John 13:27 says, "And after the sop Satan entered into him."
Rev. 17:8 tells us about the second son of perdition, the False Prophet. It says, "The beast that thou sawest (the great red dragon, i.e., Satan) was (in Judas Iscariot), and is not (in man now); and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit (Mid-Trib, Rev. 12:9), 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 (great red dragon, Satan) that was (in Judas), and is not (in man now), and yet is (exists)."
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."
II Thess. 2:3 says, "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (Day of the Lord) shall not come, except there come a falling away (apostasia, departing, i.e., at the Pre-Trib Rapture) FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed (second), THE SON OF PERDITION (the False Prophet)."
Rev. 17:11 says, "the beast (great red dragon, Satan) that was (in Judas), and is not (in man at the Pre-Trib Rapture), even he is the eighth (king), and is of the seven (dominates the seven), and goeth into perdition (the False Prophet, the last son of perdition)."
The False Prophet is called the tail, because the tail of the great red dragon is in him. Isa. 9:15 says, "The ancient and honourable (the Tribulation Pope), he is the head (6th head of the great red dragon); and the prophet that teacheth lies (7th head of the great red dragon), he is the tail" (because Satan, the tail, is in him).
> > What is your understanding of the term "last day" and how do the ranks of resurrection/rapture fit in with this statement by Jesus?
I think he was referring to the great day that begins Christ's millennial rule. It is the day of the Pre-Wrath Rapture. The ranks would be Christ, those that came out of their graves after His resurrection, those of the Pre-Trib Rapture, and those of the Pre-Wrath Rapture. All together, these are the First Resurrection.
Dan. 12:1,2 says, "And at that time (when the False Prophet shall 'come to his end, Dan. 11:45) shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time (Day of God's Wrath, Day of Jacob's trouble): and at that time thy people (Israel) shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake (the last rank in the First Resurrection, the Pre-Wrath Rapture, takes place before the asteroid hits at noon, Zeph. 2:2-5), some to everlasting life, (1000-year gap here)
"and some to shame and everlasting contempt" (at the Second Resurrection, at the end of the 1000 years).
> > If the dead from the Bride group are raised before the tribulation and the dead that are a part of the Laodicean-foolish virgin group are raised on the Day of the Lord, how does that fit with what Jesus repeatedly said in this chapter?
John 6:39,40 says, "this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up AGAIN (at the Second Rapture) at the last day (last rank of the First Resurrection). And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one (even the foolish Laodicean virgins) which seeth the Son (the Sign of the Son of Man is seen that day, Mt. 24:30; Rev. 6:14f), and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him (every believer that hasn't already been raptured) up at the last day" (the last rank in the First Resurrection, caught up in the Pre-Wrath Rapture on the Day of God's Wrath). Agape
My book that you so graciously have put a link to on your website, continues to impact lives. I am continually amazed at the power of the internet and all the people that write me letters and send emails letting me know that they are reprioritizing their lives after having read Be The Bride vol. 3. I owe the inspiration I had to write both of the Be The Bride books to you. What I have learned from the books you have written and your website created a paradign shift in the way I looked at prophetic scripture. When the glorious day of our rapture finally arrives, the number of brothers and sisters that you have directly touched and indirectly touched (through ministries like mine that you have influenced), will be multitudinous. May the Lord Jesus continue to bless you in all that you undertake! Your fellow laborer, Daniel Rydstedt
Marilyn: What a way to go Marilyn!Your recent P/Cs have been great in dealing with one's error. Many shall be strengthened and paths made straight despite your efforts trying to sow on that particular stony ground. Your persistance is amazing!...
You truly are a Minister of the Gospel, most excellent. Agape!
ROME, Feb. 29 (JTA) — Just a few weeks before Passover, a real and potentially devastating plague of locusts may be hitting the Red Sea coast and other parts of the Middle East and Africa. In a warning issued last week, the Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said a locust outbreak is “in progress on the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia where swarms are forming.”
Despite intensive control operations, it said, “some of these are expected to move into the central interior of the country where a further generation of breeding could occur in the spring. It is possible that a few swarms could reach adjacent areas in Jordan, southern Iraq and Western Iran later in the spring.”...
Rampaging swarms of locusts that darken the sky and consume everything in their path have long been one of the most feared natural phenomena in the region
Most famously, a locust outbreak was one of the 10 Plagues that God inflicted on the Egyptians in order to win freedom for the Israelites, commemorated each year at Passover seders.
The plague consisted of Sudanese locusts, which wreaked havoc in the region every few years, according to Encyclopedia Judaica....
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization describes the desert locust as a form of grasshopper that modifies its behavior and appearance in response to environmental conditions....
As the prophet Joel put it, locusts made the fig tree “clean bare; the branches thereof are made white.”
And the prophet Amos warned that the locust devoured “your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees.”...
Could Rev. 6:6 indicate that locusts would come in the spring and eat the wheat and barley? Locusts and no rain for 3.5 years would be devastating.
Then does the Tribulation start in the spring? It might. If Sept. 9, 2010, Tishri 1, 5771, is the Day of God's Wrath, the Tribulation could start 2300 days before that (Dan. 8:13,14). The beginning of the 2300 days would be May 23, 2004, three days before Sivan 6, the first day of Pentecost.
Then the Pre-Trib Rapture would make sense on Ascension Day, May 17, 2004. If the Holy Spirit escorted us to Heaven that day, he could return as the comforter 10 days later, on Pentecost.
What else does the Bible say about locusts, or grasshoppers? Ex. 10:4: "if thou (Pharaoh) refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast." The locusts came and devoured every green thing in Egypt in the spring, before the Exodus started on Passover, Nisan 14.
II Chron. 7:12-14: "the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place (the temple) to myself for an house of sacrifice. If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
Joel 2: 23-25: "Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I WILL RESTORE TO YOU THE YEARS THAT THE LOCUST HATH EATEN, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you."
This restoration follows the Second Advent, so it would make sense for the locust army to be sent during the Tribulation. The current news about locusts may indicate that the Tribulation is near. If it is near, the Pre-Trib Rapture is near too.
As for the dates of his two Advents, Christ will return as "the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month." There are two first months to the Jews, Tishri and Nisan. In Scripture, when the month is mentioned without a day number, we are to assume the first day of the month is meant. This is because the same word means month and new moon, which is the 1st day of the month.
Therefore I believe that the First Advent was on Tishri 1 and the Second Advent will be on Nisan 1, the first day of the Jewish Regnal and Sacred Calendar, Regnal because he is King of kings, Sacred because he is Lord of lords.
I think Rev. 9 will be fulfilled on Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of God's Wrath at the end of the shortened Great Tribulation. Rev. 9:3,7,19 says, "there came out of the smoke (caused by the asteroid impact of Rev. 8:10 opening the bottomless pit) LOCUSTS (symbol of demons) upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power (i.e., to sting men with exceedingly painful stings)....And the shapes of the LOCUSTS were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and THEIR FACES WERE AS THE FACES OF MEN....and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for THEIR TAILS WERE LIKE UNTO SERPENTS, and had heads, and with them they do hurt."
Satan, the tail of the great red dragon, is "king over them" (Rev. 9:11), the demons, the fallen angels. "And the number of the army of the horsemen (demons) were two hundred thousand thousand."
I wonder if the saved among mankind will equal the third of the angels that fell (Rev. 12:4). There might be 200,000,000 that threw their lot in with Satan. Maybe we will replace them in the government of God.
Judges 7:12-21 prefigures the Feast of Trumpets that is the Day of God's Wrath. It says, "the Midianites (Midian means judgment) and the Amalekites (Amalek means a people that licks up, or takes away all) and all the children of the east lay along in the valley LIKE GRASSHOPPERS (i.e., like locusts) for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude. And when Gideon (meaning cutting off iniquity) was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along. And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon (cutting off iniquity) the son of Joash (meaning he that burns, or is on fire), a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian (judgment), and all the host. And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian (judgment)."
"And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers. And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do. When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, THE SWORD OF THE LORD (representing the asteroid), and of Gideon (cutting off iniquity). So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and BRAKE THE PITCHERS (made of clay broken in pieces, representing the hail of rocks when the binary asteroid will break into pieces) that were in their hands. And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the TRUMPETS (as on the Feast of Trumpets) in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, THE SWORD OF THE LORD, and of Gideon (cutting off iniquity). And they stood every man in his place round about the camp; and all the host ran, and cried, and fled."
Maybe the locusts are preparing for the Tribulation. The Pope has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and the UN is identifying with the Tower of Babel. Things seem to be coming together rapidly.
In 30 AD, Saturn was also in Gemini when Christ was resurrected, and when he ascended 40 days later. It seems likely that the Bride saints could be raptured on the next Ascension Day, May 17, 2004.
Mars and Saturn will be in close conjunction in Gemini on Ascension Day, May 17, 2004 (Iyar 26, 5764). Bright Venus will be close too. Saturn will be very easy to find in the sky then. By Pentecost, May 27 (Sivan 7), Saturn and Mars will seem to be almost at the same spot. Both are already closer to Earth than usual too. Therefore they are brighter than usual.
I'm not saying that the present Pope is The Beast, for he may not be, but since this Pope is old, it seems possible that he could turn out to be the first beast of Rev. 13. Isa. 9:15 says, "The ancient and honourable, he is the head (6th head of the great red dragon); and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail." The False Prophet, second beast of Rev. 13 is both the 7th head and the tail, because Satan indwells him. After he is deposed, Satan, the tail, will operate on his own as the eighth (Rev. 17:11).
The Pope has just been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, as have others, including Bush and Tony Blair. The winner is to be announced in October. The prize is to be awarded Dec. 10. The Pope might win it, thereby riding on the scene as a prince of peace.
Rev. 6:2 depicts the first beast as a prince of peace riding a white horse. His reign follows the Pre-Trib Rapture, because he blasphemes "them that dwell in heaven" (Rev. 13:6). And "power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations" (13:7).
That sounds like he will be head of the UN and UR. Verse 8 says, "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." All religions of the world will be in the United Religions. This Pope has already been photographed worshiping with pagans. He even kissed the Koran.
Hab. 2:2-6 says, "the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith (Christianity). Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home (he travels a lot and will move to Babylon), who enlargeth his desire as hell (Satan), and is as death (the False Prophet, Rev. 6:8), and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him ALL NATIONS (the UN), and heapeth unto him ALL PEOPLE (the UR): Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? (42 months, Rev. 11:3; 13:5) and (i.e., woe) to him (Satan) that ladeth himself with thick clay!" (i.e., indwells the body of clay of the second Beast, the False Prophet, that will rule during the last half of the Tribulation). Agape
...The Tower of Babel is actually used as the backdrop of the UN banner! There is another well known picture that makes up the poster for the New Empire which is currently called the European Union....
"If you read my commentaries or my posts on Rapture Ready, you know my feelings about what God is doing with this military action. Babylon is shown standing, quite firmly I might add, during the Great Tribulation and upon the return of our LORD Jesus Christ. Friends, this is a necessary war in many respects. The Lord will always use everything for His purposes and this is one of them. The evil regime of Saddam Hussein must be toppled in order for the Gospel to enter into one of the final frontiers of the 10/40 Window. Secondly, the region must be rebuilt and under some sort of Western style rule or order. This is necessary for the Bible to have a complete fulfillment of passages found in Zechariah 5, Isaiah 13, 14, 60-63, Daniel 4, 7, 9, 11 and Revelation 16-19, to name a few.
As I said, the United Nations and its allies are already vying for pole position in the rebuilding of Iraq. Kofi Annan has already appointed an interim leader for the country! Since the UN has had their blood spilt on the battlefield, I guess they have right to be there now, right? Unfortunately, this will end up being the (New World) order for the post-war Iraq. No matter. This is the third reason why this war had to happen. In order for the merchants of the earth to mourn over Babylon's fall, they will first have to had a hand in her ascension to a place of prosperity. Here are some things to look for in the coming weeks and months as this war is sorted out." Excerpt from "Babylon Is Rising, Rising" April/2003.
Now I thought that everyone recognized the whole point of the Biblical account of the Tower of Babel, but apparently not. The fact that it is even being used as a symbol of hope and goodwill is mounting evidence of the great deception that lies just ahead during the tribulation after the Man of Sin is revealed. Blatant disregard for the Holy Scriptures is once again the order for the day as the UN pleads for bricks and mortar, oops, I mean billions of dollars to rebuild Iraq. One must not forget that the towers, or ziggurats of ancient Babylon were the supposed houses for the deities that inhabited the region. Of course our world today is running hard after the supernatural, but that is another commentary....
7"I will declare the decree:
The LORD has said to Me,
"You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel."'
10Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11Serve the LORD with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
12Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
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