Pro and Con 1138

Posted 7-27-04

High-altitude light show in focus

By Dr David Whitehouse, 7-24-04
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3917137.stm

The phenomena occur between 50 and 100km above the Earth's surface Fresh data on sprites, jets and elves - strange flashes of coloured light in the Earth's upper atmosphere - is being returned to Earth by a new satellite....

Researchers believe that the lights occur after a lightning strike which electrically "grounds" the top of the storm clouds, creating a voltage difference between the cloud and the upper atmosphere....

The red sprites are formed in the regions of molecular disintegration. The blue jets, however, seem to come from the top of thunderclouds.

Elves are rapid bursts of light due to electromagnetic pulses from lightning jolts....

My comment

It looks like a cross to me. Luke 21:25 says, "there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars (lit., constellations); and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring."

Incoming email, Re: "July 19, 2004 - Saturn's Rings of Ice and Dust in Ultraviolet"

Recent Cassini ultraviolet images indicate there is more ice (turquoise blue) toward the outer part of the rings, than in the inner part (red). The red, twisted band in the outer A ring is known as the Encke gap. Why it would be more dust than ice is still a mystery....

Incoming email, Re: O.T. Chronology

I read with great interest your O.T. Chronology webpage. Perhaps I could submit for your consideration the following: 1. AH should be translated as 'Anno Hominis' ('N-I-S,' not 'N-U-S'). The Latin genitive of 'homo' is 'hominis.'

2. According to Caleb in Jos. 14:7-10, he was 40 when Moses sent the 12 spies. Moses was 81 at this time. Moses died at 120 years old. Ergo 120 - 81 = 39; 40 + 39 = 79; 85 - 79 = 6; Caleb's request to Joshua for Hebron must have occurred after all of Canaan was conquered.

3. Acts 13:19-20 has a very interesting problem. According to Metzger et alii, the AV and NKJV (which has the 450 year period applying to the Judges after Joshua) are based on the Byzantine type of text. At the same time the NASB and the NIV (which has the 450 year period applying to the sojourning in Egypt, in the Wilderness, and in Canaan before the death of Joshua) are based on the 'eclectic' text including the Alexandrian type of text. I believe that BOTH types of text ended up being correct. The key here is Paul's use of the word 'about.'

4. I added up the years of the Judges and the years of oppression, starting with Cushan Rishathaim and ending with Eli. I have exactly 450 years. I kept separate Samson' 20 years from the 40 years of Phillistine oppression.

Let me state that I am impressed with your work on your webpage. My name is ----, pastor of ----...Thank you and God bless you.

My reply

Thanks for your kind words and your information on Bible chronology. Agape

Incoming email, Re: Partial Rapture Believers

Since the 24 elders do not represent the 12 patriarchs of Israel and 12 apostles that would be a false reason for why first rapture must take place at 4.1, since there you have them seated, while Christ is still standing, which is out of place. Also John is not one of the 24 elders since he asks the 24 elders who these in Rev. 7.9 are. It would be like asking himself what he should already know if he was one of the 24 elders. Therefore when called up hither, the 23 do not go with John since the 24 are already in heaven before John's spirit is raised up to see the vision. Who are these 24 elders then?

Since 24 courses represents administration in the OT, and 24 never represents the church or even the church as a part of 24, since 7 is the number of the church (Rev. 2 & 3), and since these 24 are the eldest of the elders of the universe, we know them therefore to be the 24 archangels. As Rev. 5.9 they sing of “them”, not to themselves as “us”. Most bibles agree the KJV fundamentalist view got it wrong. Since they are not speaking of themselves we know therefore they speak of the redeemed once since Adam. The archangels and the angels, millions of them, do not know of redemption for their white robes have never been washed by the precious blood.

1 Thess 4.15-17 “trump” when compared to 1 Cor. 15.50-52 “last trumpet” and the 7 trumpets of Tribulation we know that 1 Thess. 4.15-17 is speaking of 7th trumpet resurrection.

Not all Christians abide in Luke 21.36, to be prayerful and watchful, to be accounted worthy to escape. Therefore, not all Christians will escape the Hour of trial, that HOUR which is to come upon the whole world for not all Christians “keep the Word of His patience” (Rev. 3.10) so that not all Christians will be kept from the Hour. Most Christians yet remaining alive at first rapture will go through the Tribulation, the time of testing and testimony.

To overassume your first rapture is to set you up to go through the Tribulation for not realizing first rapture was for readiness for overcomers in Christ (not all Christians). See Rev. 2 and 3. Not believing you will ever go through the Tribulation you will receive the mark of the beast and in poor conscience take it not thinking such an option is ever for you overassuming your first rapture. If you are pretrib onlyists you may or might not be saved. That is between you and God but I would be more inclined to believe that you are not saved yet. If you were saved, after hearing what I tell you, you would believe in partial rapture instead of defending an untruth.

The man of sin comes in the day of the Lord and so too does a falling away proceed it just as 2 Thess. 2.3 says. That “day” will be actually Christ’s return in Person. That is why it does not say “Day of the Lord”, just “day” since Day of the Lord encompasses the whole of the 7 year Tribulation and even the millennium. For it is all for the Lord.

So when does the first rapture take place? Since Rev. 4 is the state of the universe in heaven, and Rev. 5 is the picture of Christ raised immediately after the cross, with the arrow being shot from the bow in the first seal giving Satan a deadly wound on the cross, we can see first rapture has not happened yet. After all, John comes up in spirit, not bodily yet. The six seals show us the past 20 centuries. The first rapture begins with the when man is first raptured to the throne in Rev. 7.9, at the interjection of Rev. 7 between the 6th seal and the 7th seal. The 7th seal opens up the 7 trumpets of tribulation.

Rev. 7 therefore, are not the Tribulation saints, but the first raptured saints. What you see in Rev. 7 is a picture of the rapture of the church from the past 20 centuries, though not exclusively, meaning only generally, nor does it speak of eternal blessings. So therefore, we can say that this speaks of when rapture can commence. Rev. 6 to 11 are the major points. Rev. 12 to 19 are the details of those major points. We know this because in Rev. 10 John is asked to preach again to give the details of the mystery of the little book that was seen in Rev. 5. It is as if to say the first half of the little book is not yet opened, while the second half is being opened. The first half is not completely opened until Rev. 11.19, while at 11.15 the second half is being opened at the sounding of the seventh trumpet since the little book is being opened at the sounding of the seventh trumpet. The mystery is finally revealed after 11.19.

Also it makes no sense for your position to have prewrath so far ahead in the book of Revelation. Therefore, we do not see the prewrath rapture until Rev. 11.15. When comparing the man child to Rev. 7.9 there are many similarities in terms to indicate to us that the first rapture is the man child overcomers raptured “to the throne” for overcoming accounted worth to escape the Hour of trial which is what causes the war in heaven finally casting Satan out (Rev. 9.1) after the first 42 months of the 7 year Tribulation.

As to immortality. We in Christ already have immortality. The act of being given a newly clothed spiritual body is already realized now in our resurrected spirit, but has yet to have its fulfillment in actuality. In other words, we have a foretaste of heaven of immortality and eternity.

Matt. 25.1-12 does not speak of first rapture or 7th trumpet resurrection. Incidently pre-wrath is a false term for it implies that there is no wrath prior to the 7th trumpet. That’s wrong very wrong. All of the last week is part of God’s wrath as well as Satan’s wrath. It only intensifies as each year of the 7 years passes by. Who are the 5 wise virgins then? They are those of the 1st resurrection, who receive the reward of reigning with Christ during the millennium. It can be said that the 1st rapture is included in the 1st resurrection, but not all those in the first resurrection are raptured at first rapture since at first rapture there is but only a few living overcomers at that time.

The martyrs were not soiled at first rapture. The reason why martyrs in the Tribulation even had to enter the Tribulation to begin with was because they were not ready to be first raptured at first rapture. It is only through additional overcoming in the Tribulation that they are martyred and then included in the first resurrection whence before they were not. It is wrong to say first rapture soiled them for they were already non-overcomers before first rapture.

Since the church goes through the Tribulation the trumpets are for Christians also, not to receive the wrath of God, but the wrath of Satan as per the usual. Since the 7th seal opens the 7 trumpets and the 7th trumpet opens the 7 bowls, and since the last trumpet resurrection takes place Rev. 11.15 just before the bowls are poured, an increasing intensity, of the wrath of God’s greatest intensity in the 7 bowls. Let us not lose this aspect of increased intensity from 7 seals of the past 20 centuries, to the 7 trumpets of the 7 year Tribulation to the 7 bowls in the last 42 months from Rev. 9.1.

Christians not appointed to God’s wrath means Christians are not receiving the wrath of God when men martyred in this increasing intensity from first rapture. Rather, Christians receive the wrath of Satan, even that goes on now for even now Christians are martyred.

The key to Zeph. 2.1-5 is “it may” which means similarly at first rapture YOU MAY be received if you are an overcomer, if you are matured and ready, otherwise you will need to be matured and ready in the time of testing during the trumpets which represent loud and clear actions occurring in the world. Seals are done in secret, while bowls are neither secret nor loud, but silent, poured silently larger than cups. It is as if time stands still in that deadening silence of so much coming over the world at once in the final final 42 months +1 month to the 1290th day....

My reply

> > Since the 24 elders do not represent the 12 patriarchs of Israel and 12 apostles that would be a false reason for why first rapture must take place at 4.1, since there you have them seated, while Christ is still standing, which is out of place. Also John is not one of the 24 elders since he asks the 24 elders who these in Rev. 7.9 are.

You have that last part backwards. The elder asked JOHN. JOHN didn't ask the other elder. Slow down and read carefully. In Rev. 7:13,14, JOHN said, "ONE OF THE ELDERS answered, saying unto me (JOHN), What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I (JOHN) said unto him (the other ELDER), Sir, thou knowest. And he (the other ELDER) said to me (JOHN), These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."

The apostle JOHN IS AN ELDER. In II John 1:1, he said, "The ELDER unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth." In III John 1:1, he said, "The ELDER unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth."

The apostle PETER IS AN ELDER too. In I Peter 5:1, he said, "THE ELDERS WHICH ARE AMONG YOU (i.e., the other apostles) I exhort, who am also an ELDER, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed."

In Rev. 4:3, Yahshua (Christ) is SEATED on his throne. "And he that SAT was to look upon like a jasper (last stone in the breastplate) and a sardine stone (first stone in the breastplate, i.e., Yahshua is both the FIRST [YHWH] and the LAST [Yahshua] Isa. 44:6, Rev. 1:8,17; 22:13): and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald (Judah's stone, and Christ is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah). He also is "the root (YHWH) AND the offspring (YAHSHUA) of David" (Rev. 22:16).

Isa. 44:6 says, "Thus saith the LORD (YHWH) the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD (YHWH) of hosts; I am the FIRST (YHWH King of Israel), and I am the LAST (Christ, the Redeemer, the YHWH of hosts); and beside me there is no God."

In Rev. 4:2, YHWH, Christ, the first and the last, is SEATED on his throne. In Rev. 5:6, as YAHshua, he is the Lamb of God. It says, "in the midst of the throne...stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven (number of completion and perfection) horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God (i.e., YAHshua is completely and perfectly God) sent forth unto all the earth."

The angels around the throne say "with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb" (Rev. 5:12). "And every creature...saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him (YHWH) that sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb (YAHshua, the Redeemer) for ever and ever" (Rev. 5:13).

> > Who are these 24 elders then?...since these 24 are the eldest of the elders of the universe, we know them therefore to be the 24 archangels

As far as I can tell, there is only one archangel. Jude 9 says, "Michael THE archangel". It doesn't say, "one of the archangels". Dan. 10:13 says, "Michael, one of the chief princes." That doesn't make all the other princes archangels.

The elders are the 12 patriarchs of Israel and the 12 apostles of Israel, the heavenly Sanhedrin (court). On page 967/8, Unger's Bible Dictionary says that the members were "ELDERS (i.e., TRIBAL AND FAMILY HEADS OF THE PEOPLE and priesthood), and scribes...none but Israelites of pure blood should be eligible for the office of judge in a criminal court, would also be insisted upon in the case of the supreme Sanhedrin."

The members of the heavenly Sanhedrin are SAINTS, not angels. In I Cor. 6:2,3, Paul (one of the 12 apostles/elders) said, "Do ye not know that the SAINTS shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we (SAINTS) SHALL JUDGE ANGELS?"

Of the first Rapture, Nu. 10:4 says, "if they blow but with ONE TRUMPET (i.e., the first trump, the first Rapture, I Thess. 4:16,17), then the princes (i.e., the 12 patriarchs and 12 apostles, elders), which are heads of the thousands OF ISRAEL, shall gather themselves unto thee."

> > 1 Thess 4.15-17 “trump” when compared to 1 Cor. 15.50-52 “last trumpet” and the 7 trumpets of Tribulation we know that 1 Thess. 4.15-17 is speaking of 7th trumpet resurrection

No believer will go through any of the 7 trumpet judgments. Those are the days of God's Wrath. "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ" (I Thess. 5:9).

When Christ first speaks with "A GREAT VOICE, AS OF A TRUMPET" (Rev. 1:10), it is the FIRST TRUMP OF GOD. There is a first trump of God and a last trump of God, not 7 trumps of God. The 7 trumpet judgments are sounded by 7 ANGELS, NOT BY GOD.

The first Rapture is at the first "TRUMP OF GOD" (I Thess. 4:16). The "FIRST VOICE" John heard was Christ. His voice was "as it were of a TRUMPET TALKING WITH ME, WHICH SAID COME UP HITHER" (Rev. 4:1). This is the "FIRST VOICE," not the "last trump."

The second Rapture, in Rev. 7:9,14, is the "LAST TRUMP" of God (I Cor. 15:51.52). It sounds to call up the Tribulation saints before the 7 judgment trumpets are given to the 7 angels in Rev. 8:2.

All believers will be at the general assembly in Heaven (Heb. 12:23) receiving their rewards when the 7 trumpet judgments hit Earth. Rev. 11:18 says, "the time of the dead, that they should be judged, 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 man of sin comes in the day of the Lord and so too does a falling away proceed it just as 2 Thess. 2.3 says. That “day” will be actually Christ’s return in Person. That is why it does not say “Day of the Lord”, just “day” since Day of the Lord encompasses the whole of the 7 year Tribulation and even the millennium.

According to Mal. 4:5, Elijah must come before the Day of the Lord can start. He will prophesy during the first 1260 days of the Tribulation (Rev. 11:3). Also, according to I Thess. 2:3, both the Pre-Wrath Rapture and the revealing of the man of sin have to take place before the Day of the Lord begins. The Day of the Lord comes on the day of God's wrath. Joel 1:15 says, "Alas for the day! for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand, and AS A DESTRUCTION FROM THE ALMIGHTY SHALL IT COME."

II Thess. 2:3 (World English Bible) shows us that the Day of the LORD "will not be, unless the DEPARTURE comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction." THIS DEPARTURE IS THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE.

"It should be noted, that to the best of my knowledge, all English translations prior to the King James Translation translated "apostasia" either as "departing" or "departure." Also, the Bible known as the Vulgate, about 400 A.D., was Jerome’s Latin translation. Here Jerome uses the Latin word "discessio", meaning "departure" for "apostasia" (http://www.heritagebbc.com/archive3/0203.html). Agape

Incoming email, Re: Locusts of Revelation - (Coming Martial Law to the United States ???

God bless you in Yeshua Name.

It is possible that God through His mercy has revealed to me some of the meaning of Chapter 9 of Revelation.

If this is false then I pray to God in Yeshua Name that He show me the true meaning of this chapter because I do not want to preach any type of false doctrine. So I ask that you pray about this in Yeshua Name and ask Him if this is true or not and if this is false than please pray for me that Yeshua show me the truth about

I am not saying that this is what I believe 100%. I am asking that you look at this and pray about it in Yeshua Name and ask Him if this is true. Please do not misunderstand me if you disagree for I want to seek the Truth in these matters and my intention here is an analysis and to seek the Truth in these matters:...

Revelation 9
1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

(the star falling from heaven is satan the fallen angel)

2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

(the smoke covering the light is a smoke of deception covering the Truth. It is a political smoke. Why do I say that? As you will see the locusts represent a plague of war covering the land and war is political. So: this smoke might be be this 'war on terrorism' that is spreading throughout the whole world right now and might even be used very soon to persecute the Christians.)

3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

(Throughout the bible; especially in the old testament: locusts represent a plague covering the land. These locusts in chapter 9 of Revelation are not physical locusts; they are symbolic for a plague covering the land. And since these locusts are war-like locusts: they are symbolic of: A PLAGUE OF WAR COVERING THE LAND.)

4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

There will be no Carpet Bombing in this 'war' for it is commanded that they hurt not the grass of the earth nor any green tree neither any tree.

(This next part has confused me for a very long time. I have been praying to God in Yeshua Name for many years now to reveal this to me because I could never understand this part. It is now possible that the Lord has revealed this to me through His mercy sake. Now: Have you ever heard of a war where the army is instructed not to kill the opposing enemy? Ofcourse not. In every war the army's goal is to kill the opposing enemy. Except in times in the middle of battle where the enemy forces surrender and you take prisoners. But still, on the onset of that war the first goal is to kill the enemy. In this plague of war covering the land this 'army' is instructed NOT to kill. What kind of a war is that?

It could be a 'war' (for lack of a better term) of some type of Martial Law where the army is instructed to take captives and put them in concentration camps (so in that situation the 'army's' goal is NOT to kill but to take captive) as in a civilian population': some sort of Martial Law.

Also, this 'war' is against ONLY those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. So this war is not against the true Christians. How could this be?

In the Book of Jeremiah, God told His prophet Jeremiah to tell Israel that because of their sin that He was going to punish them by making them slaves of Babylon. And furthermore: God told Jeremiah to tell Israel not to rebel against their slave masters; which were ordained by God to punish Israel for their sins, but to accept this punishment from God of slavery and not to rebel. Furthermore: Gold told Jeremiah His prophet to tell Israel that if they disobeyed His instructions by rebelling against their slave masters (Babylon) that God would have Israel destroyed for disobeying.

So: this message from God to His people is very specific.
So: any person who calls himself a Christian and also non-believers who would one day take up arms against the United States Government are disobeying God's will.
So: a 'true' Christian would not take up arms in any type of attempt to overthrow the United States Government.
That is why this war; this plague of war covering the land (locusts) is against only those who have not the seal of God in their foreheads.)

7 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.
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

(Again: these locusts are war-like locusts because it is symbolic of a plague of war covering the land. It is also very interesting that these locusts have faces as they were the faces of men.

The first Beast of Daniel: the lion with eagle wing's (being England and the United States) after the wings were plucked (depiction of the American Revolution) the eagle wings (being America) a man's heart was given to it. This is a very interesting depiction. Because in the beginning of America it is described as a man's heart was given to it. But after the fall (of America) (after America turns her back on God) it now says (in Revelation) that their faces were as the faces of men. So now it has only the outward image as in appearing to be as a man (so-called human rights, rights of man, etc.) but it is only the outward image because in it's heart it is now not a defender of man's rights (but only having the appearance as if it had)

Now: the hair as the hair of women is an accurate description of modern-day feminism (which is evil and satanic)

the stings in their tails (that 'might' be a description of the like rubber bullets or pepper guns that some cops use today against rioting crowds)

11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

(Again: satan has now taken control of this army; military, government (of the United States) and the United States is now under full demonic possession)

Please pray about this and ask God in Yeshua Name if this is true or if there is any truth to this.

Again, I have no intention in any way whatsoever to preach any type of false doctrine. So I ask the Lord in Yeshua Name to tell me if this is true or not; for only God Himself in Yeshua Name can reveal the truth on these matters of these great mysteries of God and He will reveal them to His saints at the time appointed when it is in His Will.

Please pray about this and ask God in Yeshua Name if this is true and please respond to this email in Yeshua Name and tell me what you think of this interpretation. God bless you in Yeshua Name,
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FURTHER CONFIRMATION:
EXCERPT FROM: IS AMERICA BABYLON?
http://www.markswatson.com/BAB.htm
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The KING OF BABYLON THE NATION, is presented in the Scripture AS THE ANTICHRIST (LUCIFER). THIS KING, OF THE NATION BABYLON THE GREAT, goes forth and conquers and then RULES OVER THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. Check Isaiah 14:4-6, Jeremiah 51:25; 44; Habakkuk 1:6-10; 2:4-5; Revelation 13:7-8; 17:18; 18:24, and you will see this. It is THE KING OF BABYLON in every single instance that GOES FORTH TO CONQUER AND TO DESTROY AND RULE THE NATIONS. It is ALWAYS BABYLON THE NATION AND THE CITY, from whence he gets his POWER TO DO IT. It is BABYLON THE NATION, through its deceptive front THE UNITED NATIONS, that rules the world FROM THE GREAT CITY BABYLON, which is NEW YORK CITY. That is why the UN is located in NEW YORK. It is no accident. It is not a coincidence!!
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Revelation 9
11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
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p.s.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
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5 months. Why 5 months ?
This prophecy of the locusts is describing the last 5 months in the life of the United States of America

It will end by the destruction of America-Babylon

My reply

> > the smoke covering the light is a smoke of deception covering the Truth. It is a political smoke

I think that literal smoke is caused by the asteroid of Rev. 8:10 impacting Earth. It digs the pit "for the wicked" (Psa. 94:13). This is the bottomless pit, because it blasts through to the molten core of the Earth.

> > since these locusts are war-like locusts: they are symbolic of: A PLAGUE OF WAR COVERING THE LAND

I believe these locusts are demons. They torment men for 5 months.

> > this 'war' is against ONLY those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. So this war is not against the true Christians. How could this be?

All true Christians have been caught up to Heaven by this time. This asteroid impact is the wrath of God on unbelievers left behind by both the Pre-Trib and the Pre-Wrath Raptures.

> > any person who calls himself a Christian and also non-believers who would one day take up arms against the United States Government are disobeying God's will.

The great city Babylon will be rebuilt in Iraq, not the United States. Just before she in annihilated for good, Christ will call from Heaven, saying, "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). This is the Pre-Wrath Rapture. It is on the Day of God's Wrath, but before noon. The asteroid will hit at noon.

Zeph. 2:1-5 says, "Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired (Israel); Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD's anger come upon you. 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., caught up in the Pre-Wrath Rapture) 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 asteroid of Rev. 8:8 will impact the Mediterranean Sea at the same time the asteroid of 8:10 will wipe out Babylon.

> > these locusts have faces as they were the faces of men

Demons are fallen angels. They can inhabit the bodies of unbelieving men.

> > Again: satan has now taken control of this army; military, government (of the United States) and the United States is now under full demonic possession

> > It is BABYLON THE NATION, through its deceptive front THE UNITED NATIONS, that rules the world FROM THE GREAT CITY BABYLON, which is NEW YORK CITY.

I think the headquarters of the UN and UR will be moved to literal Babylon in the land of Shinar (now Iraq). The headquarters of the United Religions will be "set there upon her own base," where the Tower of Babel was built (Zech. 5:11).

> > This prophecy of the locusts is describing the last 5 months in the life of the United States of America. It will end by the destruction of America-Babylon

When the asteroids of Rev. 8:8 and 10 impact Earth, there will be a worldwide earthquake. Every wall will fall (Eze. 38:20). There will be few men left. The dead will lay around the Earth. The cities of the nations (ALL OF THEM) will be destroyed (Rev. 16:19).

Isa. 24:6 says, "Therefore hath THE CURSE (i.e., the binary asteroid "that goeth forth [orbits] over the face of the whole earth", Zech. 5:1-4) devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left."

There will be 7 months between the Tishri 1 Wrath of God and the Nisan 1 Second Advent. During these 7 months, Israel will bury the dead to cleanse the land for the return of Christ (Eze. 39:12,13). This means that it is a Jewish Leap Year with 13 months. Otherwise, there would only be 6 months between these two dates. The year 5771 (2010/2011) is a Leap Year. Tishri 1 will fall on Sept. 9, 2010. Nisan 1, first day of the Regnal and Sacred year, will fall on April 5, 2011.

Dan. 8:13,14 tells us that there will be 2300 days, then the sanctuary will be cleansed. Eze. 45:18,21 tells us that it will be cleansed on Nisan 1, the first day of the first month. Fourteen days later will be the first Passover of the Millennium. Subtracting 2300 days from April 5, 2011 is Dec. 17, 2004 (Teveth 5, 5765. I'm hoping for the Pre-Trib Rapture that day. Saturn will still be a morning star in Gemini, which I take to be the sign of the Rapture. That's when Christ will have literally "raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 2:6).

Esther 2:16,17 says, "Esther (meaning star, hidden, secret) was taken unto king Ahasuerus (meaning the lion king, i.e., Christ, YAHshua) into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth (or Teveth), in the seventh year of his reign. And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti." Agape

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