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Secondly, I did a study on the two "brides"....Rebekah in Genesis 24, who married Isaac, and Ruth in the book of Ruth, who married Boaz. These two brides describe the first and second raptures as follows:
1. Rebekah with joy went with the servant sent to get her. He "invited" her to be the bride. Her "virgins", FOLLOWED on their camels.
****In contrast, Ruth herself appealed to Boaz, her kinsman redeemer, to accept her.
2. Rebekah lived comfortably with her intact family.
**** In contrast, Ruth "came out of a land of famine" (came out of great tribulation.)
3. Rebekah saw Isaac "in the field", and he came to greet her. (Christ in the field prior to harvest)
****In contrast, Ruth approached Boaz "after the barley harvest"...(the barley is the "firstfruits" of those who are Christ's at his coming for the bride). Ruth, then was taken as bride later, after this harvest.
4, Rebekah left with Abraham's servant, in the morning.
****In contrast, Ruth approached Boaz at midnight on the "threshing floor", and was judged by him there.
Marilyn - I could go on and on......if you read these two stories, perhaps it can shed some light on your work...... In Christ
That sounds great. Hope it's so, but where did you find that information about 1884? I tried a search on Google (Canada), with no luck (1844 does appear in some posts by cults).
Here is another way I arrived at 2004. There are two steps, finding the 6000th year (suggested by Noah's being 600 at the time of the Flood) and adding a 7-year warning of the coming Tribulation to that.
The 6000 years are made up of three 2000-year ages, the Age of the Gentiles, the Age of the Jews and the Age of the Church.
Noah got a 7-day warning before the Lord shut him in the Ark and it began to rain. Maybe we are being given a 7-YEAR WARNING of the Rapture that will come as the Tribulation begins. It began to rain the same day Noah and his family boarded the Ark and the Lord shut him in.
Gen. 7:10,11,13 says, "it came to pass AFTER SEVEN DAYS, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth....IN THE SIX HUNDREDTH YEAR of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month (Cheshvan 17), THE SAME DAY were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened....IN THE SELFSAME DAY entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark."
(1) Adam and Eve were cast out of Eden in 4004/4003 BC. That was 243 BJE (before the Jewish Era). Adding 6000 years brings us to the Jewish 5758 (our 1997/1998).
To avoid the chance for an error because there is no zero year between BC and AD, here is the way I figured it. Subtracting 4000 years from 4004/4003 BC brings us forward to BC 4/3. That was the Jewish 3758. Adding 2000 years brings us to the Jewish 5758 (our 1997/1998).
(2) Since Noah got a 7-day warning before the Lord shut him in the Ark and it began to rain, maybe we got a 7-year warning that we didn't recognize until now. Adding 7 years to 5758 equals 5765 (2004/2005).
Notice that 5765 does not start until Sept. 16, 2004. If the Pre-Trib Rapture comes on Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, the Jewish date will be Teveth 5, 5765. That's the 2300th day (Dan. 8:13,14) before Nisan 1, 5771 (April 5, 2011), the Second Advent.
If this 7-year warning is true, it explains why the Rapture did not take place on May 23, 2004. That was Sivan 3, 5764, not 5765.
What event could have been a 7-year warning to us? In Hebrew, "nasa" means lift up. That's neat, because NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn (Heaven) lifted up off the Earth on October 15, 1997. Cassini is due to go into orbit around Saturn on June 30, 2004. After that, it has a 4-year mission to examine Saturn, her rings and her 31 known moons. CASSINI has been on her way to Heaven 7 years. HER ARRIVAL IN 2004 MAY SIGNIFY THAT OUR ARRIVAL IN HEAVEN WILL ALSO BE IN 2004. I hope so.
The timing would be good. Saturn will be a morning star on Dec. 17, 2004. In Rev. 2:28, Jesus said of the overcomers, "I will give him the morning star.
On December 17, 2004, the planet Saturn will be near the border of Gemini and Cancer. It is in Gemini now and will be until July 1, 2005. Gemini represents our sitting together with Christ in heavenly places. Eph. 2:6 says, "And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Cancer represents Heaven, the holding place, the place of assembly (Heb. 12:23).
> > they "planted and builded"......right up until the day Noah entered the ark. You plant in the spring-summer
Cheshvan 17 is in the fall. It's Nov. 1st this year. Israel plants winter wheat in the fall, and offers the firstfruits of the wheat harvest on Pentecost in the spring. The firstfruits of barley harvest is on the Feast of Firstfruits, so it must be planted in the fall also.
Note: In the days of Noah (representing Pre-Trib Rapture), they ate, drank and married (Mt. 24:37; Luke 17:27). It was in the days of Lot.(representing Pre-Wrath Rapture) that they ate, drank, bought, sold, PLANTED and builded (Luke 17:28). The 2nd Rapture will be in the fall planting season. Tishri 1 is when the latter rains begin. The Jews hurry to plow and plant just as soon as rain softens the ground.
> > Rebekah in Genesis 24, who married Isaac, and Ruth in the book of Ruth, who married Boaz. These two brides describe the first and second raptures
Thanks. I'll have to study it some more. I have thought that Ruth, the "Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab" (Ruth 2:6) represented the Gentile bride (at the 1st Rapture) and Rebekah the Israelite bride (the 144,000 at the 2nd Rapture). Rebekah was to come from Isaac's own people. In Gen. 24:4, Abraham told his servant, "go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac."
I have wondered what the ten days refer to. Gen. 24:55 says that Rebekah's "brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go." Rebekah elected to go without this delay. At one time, I thought maybe there were 10 years between the two Raptures, but now, I think the two Raptures are on the first and last days of the 2300 days of Dan. 8:13,14.
Note: I didn't state that right. I used to think the 2300 days ended on the Day of God's Wrath. I have changed my view. I now think the Pre-Trib Rapture will be on the first day of the 2300 days, but the last Rapture will be on Tishri 1, the Day of God's Wrath, which is 7 months (Eze. 39:12,13) before the Second Advent at the end of the 2300 days.
Rev. 2:10 mentions 10 days too. I have thought that it refers to the last 10 days before the Pre-Trib Rapture. If so, maybe this indicates that Rebekah ties in better with the 2nd Rapture. Agape
...For early risers, there will be another chance to see all five naked-eye planets together just before sunrise in December of this year and early January 2005....
That reminds me of Mal. 4:2: "But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness (YAHshua, Jesus Christ) arise with healing in his wings." Maybe this is another hint that Saturn will be a morning star when Christ comes for the Bride of Christ. Saturn will be up when the Sun of righteousness rises.
...Rev. Sun Myung Moon was dubbed the KING OF PEACE AT A CORONATION CEREMONY IN THE DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING...
Moon is the founder of the Unification Church – currently known as THE FAMILY FEDERATION FOR WORLD PEACE AND UNIFICATION....
...Moon...says HE HAS GRAND PLANS TO HELP INSTITUTE GLOBAL GOVERNANCE.
...one of his long-term projects – developing A FAITH-BASED PATH TO PEACE BY RE-VAMPING THE UNITED NATIONS – is still on the organization's FRONT BURNER," writes Berkowitz....
...wrote columnist Bill Berkowitz. "Introduced by a shofar-blowing rabbi, the reverend told the star-studded audience … that A 'NEW ERA' HAD COME: 'Open your hearts and receive the secrets that heaven is disclosing in this age through me.'"...
Acts 4:10,12 says, "by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth...Neither is there salvation in any other: for THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN, WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED." Sun Myung Moon is not the Saviour, no matter if he was crowned in a US government building.
Below are some excerpts from Moon's speech to the US Congress. About 80 congressmen were there. Emphasis is mine. Notice that Moon wants us to cooperate with the spirit world. That's forbidden in the Bible. King Saul died the next day because he had a witch call up Samuel from the dead.
Here is what I Samuel 28:7-28 says, "Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die? And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. And when THE WOMAN SAW SAMUEL, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul. And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth. And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that IT WAS SAMUEL, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself. And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do. Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy? And the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David: Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day. Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me..."
I Samuel 31:2-6 says, "And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchishua, Saul's sons. And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers. Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him. SO SAUL DIED, AND HIS THREE SONS, AND HIS ARMOURBEARER, AND ALL HIS MEN, THAT SAME DAY TOGETHER."
I'm not falling for any of Moon's ideas. I accept the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour, and am headed for Christ's kingdom in Heaven. I want nothing to do with Moon or his so-called "peace kingdom on the Earth."
My note: Since we can't be saved by anyone other than "Jesus Christ of Nazareth," we sure can't be saved by Sun Myung Moon. He and his message are false. Below, we see that Moon even calls himself "King of Kings".
Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon
Declaring the Era of the Peace Kingdom
Address to the United States Congress
March 23, 2004
...The Kingdom of Heaven is where the whole family lives together in AN ETERNAL PEACE KINGDOM. ON EARTH as well, God will reside where a whole family has established a kingdom of heaven. In such a family, the world of God's original ideal, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN ON EARTH, takes root. How, then, are we to bring about THIS FAMILY HEAVEN ON EARTH?
First, each member of the family needs to complete his or her individual character. EACH PERSON HAS TO SHED THE FALLEN NATURE that has passed from the fall down through the generations, and ACHIEVE THE PERFECTION OF HIS OR HER CHARACTER. In other words, each person must be victorious in the struggle between mind and body. Then the world of harmony will bear fruit in each individual's perfected character, a state of one heart, one mind and one thought. Fallen nature, which causes jealousy, envy, greed, hatred and all other evils, will never again take root in the person who has achieved this state.
Shedding the fallen nature is not easy....It is impossible by human effort alone. WE NEED TO STAND ON THE FOUNDATION OF ABSOLUTE FAITH, ESTABLISH GOD AS OUR VERTICAL AXIS, AND STRUGGLE OUR ENTIRE LIFE. Even then, it is a difficult fight. We cannot even think we will gain victory unless we enter a state of absolute love for God, loving Him even more than we love our own parents and children, and attending Him as our True Parent. We cannot hope to win this fight without a foundation of absolute obedience to God, following Him even at the cost of laying down our life.
Herein lies the reason that religions place fasting, sexual abstinence, sacrifice and penance in the uppermost position. WE MUST BE BORN AGAIN, RECAST AS NEW PERSONS IN WHOM HEAVEN CAN RESIDE AND WITH WHOM THE SPIRIT WORLD CAN COOPERATE.We cannot betray an iota of shame even if our entire life and being is exposed before all God's creation. Our character should be like a "high noon settlement," on the straight vertical line of God's grace without the slightest shadow, so that Satan will flee from our presence for eternity.
Second, individuals who achieve such completion of character come together to form true families, and the members of these families work together to establish what I call the "four great realms of heart." Such families resemble, in form, an individual who has accomplished the complete oneness of mind and body. I have said that the Kingdom of Heaven is a place we enter family by family. Not every family, however, is qualified to enter Heaven automatically. You need a foundation to be a true family and to complete the four great realms of heart. A TRUE FAMILY THAT CAN ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS COMPOSED OF TRUE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE FOUR GREAT REALMS OF HEART IN THEMSELVES AND WHO ARE OF A LINEAGE CENTERING ON GOD.
What do I mean, then, by the "four great realms of heart"? I refer to the perfection of the heart of parents, the heart between a husband and wife, the heart of children, and the heart of siblings. This is found in a true family bound by God's original true love, true life and true lineage through a chaste three-generational lineage of grandparents, parents, and (grand) children. Here, the love between parents and children establishes the vertical relationship between upper and lower; the love between the husband and wife establishes the horizontal relationship that brings left and right into definitive oneness, and the love between siblings establishes the relationship between front and back. In this way, God's ideal of creation is no longer a mere concept or dream. It is perfected in reality through the completion of the four great realms of heart centered on true lineages, family by family....
THE MOMENT A BRIDE AND GROOM SHARE LOVE ON THEIR WEDDING NIGHT WITH GOD'S BLESSING, THEY INHERIT THE PALACE OF TRUE LOVE, THE PALACE OF TRUE LIFE, AND THE PALACE OF TRUE LINEAGE. THE WIFE, THROUGH HER HUSBAND, RECEIVES GOD'S IDEAL SON, WHO IS ALSO HEAVEN'S OLDER BROTHER, HEAVEN'S HUSBAND, AND HEAVEN'S PARENT. The husband stands in the corresponding position in receiving his wife. When the realm of conjugal heart is perfected, the relationship between the husband and wife also becomes absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal, because God is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal. So the term "divorce" cannot even exist. Theirs will be a life of happiness, filled only with the blossoms of mutual respect and love....
Respected guests, as the number of "true peace family kingdoms" perfecting the four great realms of heart increases, "true peace tribe kingdoms," "true peace nation kingdoms," and ULTIMATELY THE "TRUE PEACE WORLD KINGDOM" WILL APPEAR. In this way this will become the original world of God's ideal, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN ON EARTH, THE ETERNAL KINGDOM OF PEACE ON EARTH. I am declaring this here today. Humanity has lived without the certain knowledge that establishing true families is the most serious, foundational commandment of Heaven....
I AM GOD'S AMBASSADOR, SENT TO EARTH WITH HIS FULL AUTHORITY. I AM SENT TO ACCOMPLISH HIS COMMAND TO SAVE THE WORLD'S SIX BILLION PEOPLE, RESTORING THEM TO HEAVEN WITH THE ORIGINAL GOODNESS IN WHICH THEY WERE CREATED....
The five great saints and many other LEADERS IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, including even Communist leaders such as MARX AND LENIN, who committed all manner of barbarity and murders on earth, and dictators such as HITLER AND STALIN, have found strength in my teachings, mended their ways and been reborn as new persons. Emperors, kings and presidents who enjoyed opulence and power on earth, and even journalists who had worldwide fame, have now placed themselves at the forefront of the column of the true love revolution. Together they have sent to earth a resolution expressing their determination in the light of my teaching of the true family ideal. THEY HAVE DECLARED TO ALL HEAVEN AND EARTH THAT REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON IS NONE OTHER THAN HUMANITY'S SAVIOR, MESSIAH, RETURNING LORD AND TRUE PARENT....
Respected guests, it is now only a matter of time. Look at the world. Do you see anything that gives you real hope for the future? Sooner or later, we have to give what we have to our descendants and leave this world. What gift could be more precious than that of completing the family ideal in your family, SO AS TO GUARANTEE ETERNAL PEACE AND HAPPINESS FOR YOUR CHILDREN? Surely no one who has such an opportunity should hesitate to take up the task of BUILDING THE PEACE KINGDOM ON EARTH, for which God has waited thousands of years....
I hope that YOU LEADERS REPRESENTING THE WORLD'S SIX BILLION PEOPLE IN THIS CEREMONY will join hands with me. I call you to take the lead in building what is God's original ideal and the desire of all humanity, THE PEACE KINGDOM ON THE EARTH.
"Dressed in a floor-length cape, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon was dubbed the king of peace at a coronation ceremony in the Dirksen Senate Office Building attended by several members of Congress. Moon is the founder of the Unification Church – currently known as The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. There were reportedly 81 members of Congress total at the event ... The religious leader, sounding like a self-proclaimed messiah, is quoted as saying: 'In the context of heaven's providence, I am God's ambassador, sent to earth with His full authority. I am sent to accomplish His command to save the world's 6 billion people, restoring them to heaven with the original goodness in which they were created'."...
...A Jewish rabbi proclaimed that a miracle of religious unification had occurred at this meeting and blew his Shofar horn to proclaim the imminent coming of the "true Messiah". ...
* Another speaker proclaimed the Moon, a "man of God's own heart, who has come among us in the spirit of Jesus the Christ." It is time for America to open her heart to this one, because when the heart is opened, the mind follows. Moon and his wife are then mightily praised. These are some of the titles bestowed:
** True Father and True Mother
** Champions of Peace and Reconciliation
** King and Queen of Peace
** KING OF KINGS
This religious reconciliation is to occur between members of the Monotheistic Faiths, Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Once these three religions can reconcile, a peace breakthrough can occur in the Middle East. This emphasis upon achieving a spiritual reconciliation between these faiths reminds me of the same theme sounded by the New England Director of the House of Theosophy on August 18, 1991, when I was sneaked into a "Members-only" seminar. We have posted a detailed write-up of these remarks on our Website, NEWS1052, "Complete Seminar Notes From House of Theosophy Seminar Which Reveals Plans For Last Stages of New World Order".
These notes of 1991 accurately predicted the Antichrist Conferences of August 28 - September 19, 2000, at which the New World Order was officially "birthed" into existence (NEWS1395, NEWS1403, NEWS1402). Furthermore, these notes then accurately foretold of the plan to produce a level of THREAT OF WAR WHICH WOULD PROVIDE THE PRESSURE NEEDED TO SEE THE RECONCILIATION OF ALL MONOTHEISTIC RELIGIONS SO ANTICHRIST COULD THEN APPEAR. Listen to excerpts of Lambert's seminar remarks:
"Sometime between 1985-2010, the following scenario will unfold, depending only on the right set of circumstances: Moslem and Jewish areas in Jerusalem will be combined with Christian to create the New Jerusalem Covenant. All religions will convene to celebrate three (3) religious festivals simultaneously ... THIS CELEBRATION OF THESE THREE COMBINED FESTIVALS WILL CREATE THE NEW WORLD ORDER RELIGION AND WILL BE THE SPIRITUAL EQUIVALENT TO THE POLITICAL UNITED NATIONS ... THEN, AND ONLY THEN, WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO BUILD A COMBINATION TEMPLE/CHURCH/MOSQUE IN JERUSALEM."...
Once these plans have been fulfilled, and a merger of the three monotheistic faiths in the Middle East is achieved, the world will call upon the Pope for the final action.
"At the proper moment in history, the Pope will visit the combined Jewish/Christian/Moslem sector of Jerusalem to announce that all religions should be combined into one. This action will then finally break the Middle East logjam." [NOTE: This revelation brands the Pope as the False Prophet of Revelation 13:11-18.]
The final several minutes of this Crown of Peace audio/video clip, above, uses almost identical symbolism.
But, then, at the end of this film clip, the focus shifts totally to world governance through the United Nations....
this Messianic-type coronation ceremony simply provides further proof that the world is truly close to his appearance.
...The pass by Phoebe was part of Cassini's mission to take a four-year look at Saturn and the objects around it. The spacecraft has been on its journey for seven years and is scheduled to begin its orbit around Saturn on June 30.
Cassini-Huygens Saturn arrival
The transcription and translation of the Jehoash inscription as it appeared in the March/April 2004 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review has been slightly revised by the authors. http://www.biblicalarchaeologyreview.org/bswbOOossuary_newjehoash.html
There are many confirmed stories of Jesus, in His mercy, actually appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions, resulting in their instant faith and birth into God's Kingdom. The below story about what Jesus did in Egypt was sent to me today and is truly amazing. He's alive!!! Jim
Miracle in Egypt, From Deborah Khalil.
I don't want to wait until our next newsletter to get this story out to you. It begins as a tragedy but ends as an incredible miracle. Victor received this by email a few days ago (5/20/04), and talked with family in Egypt to confirm the details that were given there on the news.
A Muslim man in Egypt killed his wife and buried her with their infant baby and 8-year old daughter. The girls were buried alive! He reported to the police that an uncle killed the kids. 15 days later, another family member died. When they went to bury him, they found the 2 girls under the sand - alive! The girl was asked how she had survived. "A man wearing shiny white clothes, with bleeding wounds in his hands, came every day to feed us. He woke up my mom so she could nurse my sister."
She was interviewed on Egyptian national TV, by a veiled Muslim woman news anchor. She said on public TV, "This was none other but Jesus, because nobody else does things like this!"
Muslims believe Isa would do this, but the wounds mean He really was crucified, and it's clear also that He is alive! The country is outraged over the incident, and the man will be executed. But it's also clear that the a child could not make up a story like this, and there is no way these children could have survived without a true miracle. Muslim leaders are going to have a hard time to figure out what to do with this, and the popularity of the Passion movie doesn't help! With Egypt at the center of the media and education in the Middle East, you can be sure this story will spread.
Christ is still turning the world upside down!
Deborah Khalil, Ministries International, Poway, CA
...Brownlee told SPACE.com that Wild 2 could represent a unique class of comet. He and his colleagues had expected it to be relatively featureless with a dusty, charcoal-like coating. Instead they found a place riddled with apparently ancient impact craters. Broad mesas and steep canyons stand out clearly....
A METEORITE reportedly the size of a house fell on the NSW south coast overnight, exploding in a bright flash, police have said....
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