Pro and Con 1124

Posted 8-18-04

"The Rapture Riddle?" from the 5 doves site

Tom Gaston, 14 May 04
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/may2004/tomg514-2.htm

The term "In day the third" is found in the Old Testament surface text exactly "26 times." This is interesting because the name "Jehovah" also in the Hebrew Gematria has a value of " 26." Yod = 10 Hay = 5 Vav = 6 Hay = 5/ total = 26. In the book "Biblical Mathematics" by Ed. F. Vallowe. The number 26 stands for the "Gospel of Christ."

Remember that the Hebrew word "RAPTURE" IS ENCODED ON A TWO LETTER SKIP IN THIS PHRASE "IN DAY THE THIRD." It is automatically part of the whole phrase. It is encoded and spelled in reverse in the phrase, reading from left to right. Below is the spelling of this Hebrew phrase reading from right to left, the way Hebrew reads.

Yod, Shin, Yod, Lamed, Shin, Hay, Mem, Vav, Yod, Beth / third the day In

Now below here, is the spelling for the term "Rapture", which is encoded into this phrase. It reads in the opposite direction.It starts from the left, and goes right, just like it would read in English, on a two letter skip interval. See below.

Yod, Shin, Yod, Lamed, Shin, Hay, Mem, Vav, Yod, Beth / third the day in

The letters in Blue (bold), starting from the "left", and going "right" spell the Hebrew word "Rapture."

Here is what is interesting to me. In The Bible Codes many times this phrase is present in the matrixes, when the "subject basecode" is dealing with the Rapture event. I think that this phrase "Holds a riddle" within its spelling.

What if God is showing that the "Rapture" of the church takes place on the "Third day of the week" , which is a "Tuesday",and the sufrace text phrase "In day the third" is in reference to Israel, and her great prophetic "third day" wedding, which takes place when the Messiah returns to the earth (Matthew 24 and 25).

I see this as a "riddle." This is exciting in light of "Ascension Day" being on May 18th, which is a "Tuesday" this year.This very well could be the riddle that God is showing in this phrase "In day the third." Even If the lord doesn't come on ascension day, it changes NOTHING in respect to the possiblity? of Him returning on a future Tuesday, which is the"third day of the week."

The fact that the term "Rapture" is encoded "within" the phrase, and reads in the "opposite direction" may be a reference tothe Gentile Bride which reads from "left to right", and NOT from right to left, which is the way the Hebrew reads for the Jew.So there are "two weddings" that will take place "in day the third", which has a "dual application."

The "First wedding" is the "Bride of Christ, the church." This takes place at the time of the "Rapture." The "second wedding"takes place 7 biblical years later, in-which the remnant of Israel will be the participants of, at the time of the second advent of Christ to the earth to establish His kingdom. This is seen in the "parabolic picture" of the "marriage supper of the Lamb." Rev.19:7-9 says:

(7). "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the "marriage of the Lamb has come" and His bride has made her-self ready."

(8). "And it was given to her to clothe herself in find linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

(9). "And he said to me "Write, "Blessed are those who are "invited" to the marriage supper of the Lamb...etc."

The "marriage supper of the Lamb", which takes place at the time of Christ's second advent to the earth is a "Parable", or parabolic picture of the "millennial kingdom" in-which the saved righteous remnant of Israel, as well as the righteous gentiles will be invited to, and be partakers of. (parable of the 10 virgins/ remnant of Israel depicted as the "five wise", and the parable of the "Sheep and goats" in Matthew chapter 25/ the sheep depicting the righteous gentiles who also are admitted into the kingdom).

Remember that Jesus said in Luke 22:29,30 "And just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you (V.30) "And that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."

The "prophetic third day" is the "Kingdom age of Christ ruling and reigning over the remnant of His people Israel",along with the righteous gentiles who will "go into the kingdom" due to the fact that they believed "the gospel of the Kingdom" (Matt.24:14), which was preached during the judgment period (tribulation period), and thus were found righteous when the Messiah returned to the earth. The saved gentiles, and the remnant of Israel will both be partakers of the "Marriage supper of the Lamb", which is a parabolic picture of the millennial age, which is established upon the earth at Christ's second advent.

God knew ahead of time that the word "Rapture" was going to be used in the latter part of the church age, in order to describe Christ's coming for His Gentile Bride, the Body of Christ. So from the very beginning of time, when God had so ordained the Hebrew language to be the language of the Jewish people, He designed it in such a way that this Hebrew word "Rapture"could be encoded into this phrase for a "Future reference" to the Rapture of the church, "in day the third."

What I see is this. God is using a single phrase (in day the third), and from this phrase He is making "Two applications."The first application of this phrase "in day the third" is in reference to Israel's "great prophetic third day", which is the millennial kingdom, in-which the remnant of Israel will be married to their Messiah, and to their land." The second application of this phrase "in day the third", with the term "Rapture" encoded in it "in reverse" is in reference I believe to the church, which will perhaps be Raptured on the "third day of the week", which is a Tuesday, in order to receive her "glorious eternal kingdom" in the heavenlies.

This phrase "In day the third" depicts two weddings. The bride of Christ, the church, which will be married at the time of the Rapture (in day the third/ Tuesday). Then, the remnant of Israel will married to the Messiah at the time of His second advent to the earth (the "literal" prophetic third day of 1000 years), in-which the believing remnant of Israel is seen as the "five wise virgins" (Matt. 25) who are prepared and ready to go into the "Wedding feast", or the "marriage supper of the Lamb" (Luke 22:29,30), which is a parabolic picture of the Millennial kingdom, in-which the righteous Jew and gentile will both partake of at that time. (Matt. chapter 25).

When Christ the bridegroom returns at His second advent to the earth (Zech 14:4), He will "marry the remnant of Israel", and also the "Land of Israel will be married" to its people (Isa.62:1-5, ).

Jesus ascended into heaven 40 days after His resurrection (Acts chapter 1). Will He return in the future on this very day that He ascended into heaven?, it is very possible that He just "May!"

"Ascension Day May 18th, 2004, a Tuesday, the "third day of the week!"

Lets hope and pray that this is the day of our departure! In Christ, Tom Gaston

My reply

> > "In day the third"
> > I think that this phrase "Holds a riddle" within its spelling.

I think you are right about the riddle. I'm glad you see it. Heb. 11:16 says of Abraham and some other named saints, "now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city." This city is the heavenly New Jerusalem.

That is interesting when I read Gen. 22:4's "on the third day Abraham lifted up (nasa, to lift up, carry away) his eyes, and saw the place afar off" (i.e., Heaven).

I think Heaven is Saturn, Heb., Shabbatai, i.e., the Sabbath, the 7th, the time of rest. According to Josephus (Ant. III.VI. 7), Saturn is the 7th lamp on the candlestick, the Sun being the first. In II Cor. 12, 1-7, Paul was caught up (harpazo, i.e., raptured) to the third heaven (1. Mars, 2. Jupiter, and 3. Saturn). It would be neat if we are to be caught up to the third heaven on the third day, when the Comet NEAT is overhead looking down on Saturn, Mars and the Moon in Gemini. I think we would be caught up to Saturn in Gemini, fulfilling Eph. 2:6. It says, "And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." The Bride and Bridegroom sit together on the ecliptic in Gemini. I think we will actually sit together on Saturn in Gemini.

If Abraham, Sarah, Abel, Enoch and NOAH all are resurrected and then see the heavenly city, New Jerusalem, on the third day, then we will see it on the third day. Heb. 11:40 says, that God has "provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect." I Thess. 4:16,17 says, "the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up (harpazo, snatched away, i.e., raptured) together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air."

That's not all. Gen. 31:22 says, "it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled." Jacob (type of Christ) fled with his wives.

There are several passages that may prefigure the Rapture being on the third day. Ex. 19:11 says, "be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai." Verse 15 repeats for emphasis, "Be ready against the third day."

Ex. 19:16 says, "it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud". Christ's voice is "as it were of a trumpet talking with me, which said, Come up hither" (Rev. 4:1).

Lev. 7:18 says, "if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity." When the Rapture is "at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still" (Rev. 22:10,11). There will come a time when the foolish virgins have waited too long to replenish the oil of the Holy Spirit.

I Sam. 20:5 could be a type of the Rapture on Sivan 3. In it, "David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new moon (i.e., Sivan 1), and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field (i.e., the world) unto the third day at even." Verses 18-22 say, "Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon (i.e., Sivan 1): and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty. And when thou hast stayed three days (i.e., Sivan 1, 2 and 3), then thou shalt go down (i.e., the Old Testament saints come down with Christ at the Rapture) quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone Ezel. And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark. And, behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go, find out the arrows. If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold, the arrows are on this side of thee, take them; then come thou: for there is peace to thee, and no hurt; as the LORD liveth. But if I say thus unto the young man, Behold, the arrows are beyond thee; go thy way: for the LORD hath sent thee away."

II Kings 20:5,8-11 says, "Turn again, and tell Hezekiah (meaning the might of Yahweh) the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD ....Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the third day? And Isaiah said, This SIGN shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees? And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees. And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz (meaning possessor)."

Ahaz, "his idolatrous propensities induced him to take the pattern of a heathen altar and have one like it built in Jerusalem. Upon his return he offered upon the altar, closed the temple, removed its sacred utensils, and raised shrines to heathen deities everywhere" (Unger's Bible Dictionary. p. 32). Ahaz sounds like a type of the Satan-possessed False Prophet.

Esther 5:1 says, "Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther (meaning star, secret) put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate (i.e., door) of the house."

Hos. 6:2 says, "After two days (i.e., Sivan 1 and 2) will he revive us: in the third day (i.e., Sivan 3) he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight."

> > What if God is showing that the "Rapture" of the church takes place on the "Third day of the week" , which is a "Tuesday"... > > I see this as a "riddle." This is exciting in light of "Ascension Day" being on May 18th, which is a "Tuesday" this year.This very well could be the riddle that God is showing in this phrase "In day the third." Even If the lord doesn't come on ascension day, it changes NOTHING in respect to the possiblity? of Him returning on a future Tuesday, which is the"third day of the week."

Please don't draw yourself a limit at Tuesday, the 3rd day of the week. What if it is the 3rd day of the month? Sivan 3 (Sunday, May 22,23 in 2004) is when the Lord came down at Sinai. Sunday is when the Lord himself was resurrected, and we are the Body of Christ of which he is the head.

The night of May 22/23 is the night that the Moon, Saturn and Mars are in a huddle in Gemini, the twins. Jupiter is in Leo. Jesus said that it would be as in the days of Noah. When Noah went into the Ark and the Lord shut him in, Saturn was in Gemini, and Jupiter was in Leo. Saturn was also in Gemini when Jesus was resurrected and ascended to Heaven.

The 1st Rapture is the FIRST TRUMP OF GOD (I Thess. 4:16). Sivan 3 is when the FIRST TRUMPET of the Bible sounded. Ex. 19:16 says, "it came to pass on THE THIRD DAY (Sivan 3) IN THE MORNING, THAT THERE WERE THUNDERS AND LIGHTNINGS, AND A THICK CLOUD UPON THE MOUNT, AND THE VOICE OF THE TRUMPET EXCEEDING LOUD." In Rev. 4:1, "the first voice which I heard (Christ, Rev. 1:10) was as it were of a TRUMPET TALKING WITH ME, WHICH SAID, COME UP HITHER."

> > "Ascension Day May 18th, 2004, a Tuesday, the "third day of the week!" > > Lets hope and pray that this is the day of our departure!

If not, please consider Sivan 3, May 22,23. Agape

Incoming email

Mass Extinction Crater Pinpointed
By Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery News
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20040510/crater.html

May 13, 2004 — Geologists may have finally found the cause of the greatest mass extinction event in the Earth's history: a gigantic meteorite impact that slammed down 250 million years ago at a location called Bedout in what is now the Indian Ocean....

"This is by far the largest mass extinction in Earth's history," said paleobiologist Douglas Erwin of the National Museum of Natural History.

So big was the event that fossils show it wiping out 90 percent of the species in the Earth's oceans and 70 percent of species on land. That startling fossil evidence of a massive die off caused early geologists to draw a line in the history of the Earth ending the Permian Period and commencing the Triassic Period.

Columns of rock extracted from the Bedout site reveal that buried beneath more recent layers of ocean sediments is a 250-million-year-old meteorite impact crater. The smoking guns of an impact include such things as "shocked" quarts crystals, "glassified" feldspar crystals, pure silica glass and tiny bits of the meteorite itself.

"It is absolutely certain proof of an impact event," said Poreda, who has spent decades studying volcanic rocks that could be mistaken for impact debris by less experienced eyes.

Shocked quartz are crystals of the mineral that are etched by the force of the impact, unlike all other quartz found on Earth. Glassified feldspars are crystals that look normal, until closer inspection reveals that they have been melted and quickly frozen again as non-crystalline glass, as might happen during and after an impact.

The discovery of pure silica glass is another sure sign of a meteorite impact, said Poreda, because ordinary earthbound volcanic processes can't make glass of more than 85 percent silica. "The only way we can imagine this being produced is from impact," he said....

Incoming email, Re: "Comet Shoemaker Levy 9 and a connect with Ascension day"

Chris Leighton (13 May 2004)
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/may2004/chrisl513.htm

A remarkable coincidence again! Shoemaker Levy 9 - Hit Jupiter the 5 Planet in the System with 21 fragments:

First hit 16/07/94 3600 24/05/04 7 17/05/04
17/07/94 3600 25/05/04 7 18/05/04*
18/07/94 3600 26/05/04 7 19/05/04
19/07/94 3600 27/05/04 7 20/05/04
20/07/94 3600 28/05/04 7 21/05/04*
21/07/94 3600 29/05/04 7 22/05/04
Last hit 22/07/94 3600 30/05/04 7 23/05/04

3600 = 10 Prophetic years in days
Less 7 days warning:
I have not checked this out but i believe in Israel the first strike was 17/7/1994
which would move these up by one. YBIC, Chris

My reply

Thank you. The 7 days of Jupiter impacts by the string of pearls was an obvious sign seen on TV, newspapers and magazines around the world. It started on July 16, 1994 (Av 8, 5754). Av 8 was the day before the fire was set at the temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD. The 21 impacts covered 7 days, July 16-22.

Wow! the String of Pearls hit on the 16th through the 22nd days of the month in 1994. Ten years later, May 16-22 in 2004, may be the countdown of the last 7 days before the Rapture. Another sign seems to be coming up on May 22.

Saturn, Mars and the Moon will all be in a huddle in Gemini on May 22, 5764. To cap it off, comet NEAT will be overhead, looking down on the trio. Here are the sky charts:

When the Rapture takes place, it will be sign to those left behind. At 6 PM on May 22, 2004, the Jewish Sivan 3, 5764, begins. Just as the Lord came down on Mt. Sinai on Sivan 3, the third day, he may come for his Bride on Sivan 3, 5764 (May 22/23, 2004).

I think the String of Pearls, 21 pieces of the asteroid Shoemaker-Levy 9, hit Jupiter over a period of 7 days, the 16th through the 22nd, 10 years ago, by God's design.

"By sheer coincidence, the Galileo spacecraft, enroute to Jupiter, was in position to view the impact sites directly and took the only direct measurements of the comet collisions." http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/comets/sl9.html

Oil exploration in Israel

http://www.shalomexploration.com/#Exploration%20for%20Oil%20&%20Gas%20in%20Israel

...The great Greek geographer Strabo (63 BC – 21 AD), who traveled extensively throughout the Roman Empire, in Volume XVI of Geography states: “that near the area of Masada, liquid pitch could be observed dropping out of the rocks (seeps). Vapors arose from the Dead Sea, itself, that ignited very easily. Sodom and Gomorrah being destroyed by fire, fires are seen in the area. This country is full of fire.” Strabo continues on the Dead Sea, “It is full of asphalt. The asphalt is blown to the surface at irregular intervals from the midst of the deep, and with it rise bubbles, as though the water were boiling. The surface of the lake, being convex, presents the appearance of a hill.”

Genesis 14:10 NKJV - ‘the Valley of Siddim was full of asphalt pits’...

The Jordan Rift Valley

The Jordan Rift Valley descends more than 1,000 feet below sea level (1300 ft, 400 m), the deepest point on the surface of the earth above water. That's why the root meaning of Jordan is "to go down" (yarad in Hebrew)--way down. The Jordan Rift Valley ("Aravah" in Biblical Hebrew) extends the whole length of Israel on the east. Today, the northern section, where the Jordan River flows, is known as the Jordan Valley; the dry southern section is known (in Modern Hebrew) as the Aravah.

This huge canyon was created by earthquakes: lots of them. Two huge pieces of the earth's crust rub up against each other here producing measurable earthquakes almost every day or two. A handful of these can be felt each year without instruments. Every few years there's one big enough to do some damage. And every few hundred years, there's one big enough to level every building in the area (like that mentioned both in Amos 1:1 and Zech. 14:5 in the time of King Uzziah).

Dead Sea or Lake Asphaltitis

At the deepest point of this huge canyon is the Dead Sea. Its waters are 30% salt: nine times the salinity of the ocean. No fish can live in its waters, and nothing can grow along its shore. The desert continues right up to the edge of the water.

This is an unstable area. There is underground heat (thermal energy), as can be seen in the hot springs on both sides of the Dead Sea. As at Callirhoe, on the eastern side, where King Herod sought relief from the horrible illness that brought his death (Josephus, Antiquities 17.171). There are also petroleum products, as can be seen in the oil slicks that occur regularly on the surface of the water. Big chunks of tar or asphalt occasionally come floating to the surface. This gave the Dead Sea its Roman name: “Lake Asphaltitis” (the Lake of Asphalt)....

Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

It's not hard to imagine how the city was destroyed. In that highly unstable area with all those petroleum products around, all it would take is a match to blow up the whole place (Gen 19:25). Some have suggested a volcanic eruption as the cause of the fire and sulfur coming out of the sky. But it seems much more likely, as others have suggested, that an earthquake set off a petroleum explosion, perhaps after releasing gas into the air. This would also account for fire and bits of sulfur raining down out of the sky. Asphalt contains a high percentage of sulfur. The people would have been burned by the fire or choked by the fumes.

This matches the evidence found in the excavations: An earthquake helped destroy the cities. But there was also abundant evidence of burning, including charred human bones. This burning was found not only in the city, but also in the cemetery, which would not be the case if the fire was the result of war or accident. There was also evidence of confusion when the city was destroyed: Some blocked their doorways before trying to escape, others did not. But no one ever came back to open those doorways. Others were found dead inside the cities without any evidence of burning.

The only other Biblical description of what happened is in Genesis 19:28. Here Abraham went out to the same place where he stood bargaining with God--with its beautiful view down over the Rift Valley--and saw the whole area putting out thick smoke like the smoke of a furnace. This also fits with the thick smoke of a petroleum disaster, as when the oilfields of Kuwait burned after the Gulf War.

Genesis 19:24-25, 28-29 NIV -‘the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah’

24 Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah-from the LORD out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities-and also the vegetation in the land....

Moses blessed Joseph (Deuteronomy 33:1, 13-16) and asked the LORD to bless Joseph’s land. In the KJV Moses blessed Joseph and said ‘Blessed of the LORD be his land,’ ‘for the deep that coucheth beneath,’ and ‘for the chief things of the ancient mountains,’ for the precious things of the lasting hills,’ and ‘for the precious things of the earth and fullness thereof.’ In the NIV Moses said ‘May the LORD bless his land’ ‘with the deep waters that lie below;’ ‘with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills;’ ‘with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness.’ In other words, Joseph’s land was blessed because of what lies deep beneath it, prolific oil and gas reserves!

Recall that Jacob’s purpose in blessing his sons was to tell them what would happen to them ‘in the last days.’ Jacob tells Joseph (Genesis 49:1, 22-26) that God ‘shall help’ him and ‘shall bless’ him with ‘blessings of the deep that lieth under (KJV),’ or ‘blessings of the deep that lies below (NIV).’ In other words, ‘in the last days,’ Joseph’s land would blessed because of what lies deep beneath it, prolific oil and gas reserves!

Moses and Jacob tell Joseph the same thing. They want Israel and Joseph to know that Joseph’s land is blessed because of the blessings that lie deep beneath it, prolific oil and gas reserves!...

Deuteronomy 33:1, 18-19, 24-25 KJV 1 And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.19 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.

24 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil....

Moses blessed Asher and described him as ‘most blessed of sons.’ He stated that Asher is to ‘bathe his feet in oil’ or as stated in the KJV, Asher will ‘dip his foot in oil.’ The Word can’t get any clearer than that! In the NIV, when Jacob blessed Asher, he said ‘Asher's food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king.’ This implies Asher will be wealthy. Thus, there are prolific oil and gas reserves deep beneath Joseph, Zebulun, Issachar and Asher! Asher, Zebulun, and Issachar are adjacent to one another. Their territories are bordered to the south by the territories allotted to Joseph through his sons Ephraim and Manasseh. Thus, taken in context with one another, these scriptures imply the existence of a super-giant oil field underlying the allotted territory of Asher, Zebulun, Issachar and Joseph!

In the KJV, Moses said that Asher would have shoes of ‘iron and brass.’ In the NIV, Moses said of Asher, ‘the bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze.’ Shalom Exploration Company believes these verses are clues as to the location of the prolific oil and gas reserves. Also, with regard to Asher’s ‘gates,’ we know from Isaiah that ‘in the last days,’ they will be opened and not shut, since Israel’s gates in the last days will never be shut. Recall what Isaiah said to Israel: ‘your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that men may bring you the wealth of the nations…’ (Isaiah 60:11). Thus, in the last days, these ‘gates’ that have been shut, trapping the ‘treasures hidden in the sand,’ will be opened, and the oil that Asher is bathing his feet in, will once again flow! Another fascinating aspect with regard to Asher’s gates which have bolts of ‘iron and bronze,’ is that the LORD tells ‘Cyrus,’ ‘I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, …’ Thus, the LORD will open Asher’s gates for the ‘Christian Cyrus’ and he will discover the ‘treasures of darkness,’ the prolific oil and gas reserves of Israel!...

The discovery of theses prolific oil and gas reserves will be the event that ushers in a period of temporary peace in Israel that the Lord will use to gather the remaining exiles. Thus, the Lord will establish a temporary period of peace in the Promised Land, during which time He will regather the remaining Jewish exiles. The ‘Christian Cyrus’ will help rebuild Israel through the discovery of these prolific oil and gas reserves. During this temporary period of peace, these reserves will provide the energy and wealth that restores Israel to prominence in the last days. As you will see, Israel is dwelling securely in peace when Gog and Magog decide to attack Israel ‘to take a great spoil.’ As mentioned previously, Shalom Exploration Company also believes these prolific oil and gas reserves are the ‘great spoil’ of the Gog and Magog War prophesied in Ezekiel 38:13.

THE TOWER OF BABEL

The EU's "Parliament" Building in Strasbourg has been deliberately designed to represent the Tower of Babel
http://www.thekeffs.freeserve.co.uk/EU_Flag_Page_1b.htm

...Perhaps the EU Flag's circle of 12 stars representing the Virgin Mary actually represents the "Queen of Heaven" in her other guises, particularly Ishtar of Babylon...

My comments

Not only has the EU built its Parliament Building like the Tower of Babel, it has just accepted 10 more nations. It has also put the 12 stars of Rev. 12 on its flag to represent Mary.

I think this is a smokescreen to keep us from seeing the truth that the headquarters of the UN and UR will be built in Babylon, Iraq, that there are 10 regions of the whole world, and that the 12 stars of Rev. 12 represent the 12 tribes of Israel.

BABYLON, IRAQ

Zech. 5:5-11 says, "Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah (largest wheat measure, i.e., the world church) that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through ALL THE EARTH. And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman (symbol of a religious group) that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women (two religious groups), and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar (literal Babylon, Gen. 11:2; Dan. 1:2): and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base" (mekunah, place for setting on, i.e., the foundation of the Tower of Babel).

TEN KINGS

When the Rapture takes place, Rev. 17:14 says, "he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and THEY THAT ARE WITH HIM are called, and chosen, and faithful."

At that time, the "TEN KINGS...HAVE RECEIVED NO KINGDOM AS YET" (Rev. 17:12). The leaders of the 10 nations that have joined the EU already have their kingdoms. Therefore, I don't think they are the 10 kings of Rev. 13:1 and 17:12.

TWELVE STARS ON THE EU FLAG

The woman having "upon her head a crown of twelve stars" in Rev. 12:1 is Israel. Joseph and the other eleven stars make the twelve stars. Gen. 37:5-10 says, "Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. And his brethren said to him, SHALT THOU INDEED REIGN OVER US? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, THE SUN AND THE MOON AND THE ELEVEN STARS MADE OBEISANCE TO ME. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I AND THY MOTHER AND THY BRETHREN indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?"

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