Close to 50 recently ordained s'muchim, members of the Sanhedrin, lined up at the foot of the Temple Mount Monday morning....
The Sanhedrin, a religious-legal assembly of 71 sages that convened during the Holy Temple period and for several centuries afterwards, was the highest Jewish judicial tribunal in the Land of Israel. The great court used to convene in one of the Temple’s chambers in Jerusalem.
This past October, the Sanhedrin was reestablished for the first time in 1,600 years, at the site of its last meeting in Tiberias....
Another Talmudic tradition (Eruvin 43b; Maharatz Chajas ad loc; Rashash to Sanhedrin 13b) states that ELIJAH THE PROPHET WILL PRESENT HIMSELF BEFORE A DULY-ORDAINED SANHEDRIN WHEN HE ANNOUNCES THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH. This indicates that despite common misconceptions, a Sanhedrin is a pre-, not post-messianic institution....
Thank You so.o much for all your good in-depth Biblical studies!! Thank You also, for the kindness you show those who are other than polite to you.
I always thought that the Rapture would be in the Spring. It seems that last Spring I heard the Lord say to me that the Rapture would come when the surgical scar on my face began to fade. I tried all kinds ointments with no results.
At the end of Nov., my husband went to a dermatologist for lesions on his back. The Dr. gave him a prescription for an ointment. Hmm...I said..I think I will try it on my facial scar. You guessed it!! the scar is indeed beginning to fade.
I find it interesting that even though I always thought that the Rapture would be in the Spring (re: Song of Solomon), that the Rapture of next week could be fitting. Next week is the end of Hannukah 'Festival of Lights'. This of course is the holiday that has to do with the Lord providing 'oil for the lamp'. Whew..could it be that those 'wise virgins' with oil in their lamps would indeed be taken away with our Lord at the end of Hannaukah!!
...Again thank you for all you do. Here, There, or in The Air
> > Whew..could it be that those 'wise virgins' with oil in their lamps would indeed be taken away with our Lord at the end of Hannaukah!!
I hope so. That would be so fitting. Agape
> > Ask Him to speak to you through your dreams.
I wouldn't dare. I believe what Jesus Christ (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer, Isa. 44:6) said in Scripture. Everything we need is there. Jesus said, "take ye heed: behold, I HAVE FORETOLD YOU ALL THINGS" (Mark 13:23).
In Luke 21:25-36, Jesus said, "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; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS (and we have already seen signs), THEN LOOK UP, AND LIFT UP YOUR HEADS; FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH. And he spake to them (the disciples) a parable; Behold the fig tree (Israel), and all the trees (other nations); When they now shoot forth (go to war), ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand (the Six-Day War started June 6; summer began June 21). So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. And TAKE HEED TO YOURSELVES (believers), lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES. For as a snare (TRAP) shall it (THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE) come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye (believers) therefore, and PRAY ALWAYS, THAT YE MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE (ekpheugo, to VANISH, i.e., IN THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE) ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS (i.e., after the Pre-Trib Rapture), AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN" (i.e., in Heaven).
We have had signs in the Sun, Moon and Constellations. Twenty-one pieces of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 hit Jupiter. We just had an exceptionally bright Blood Moon. The first picture below is the Double Anchor that appeared in Vela, the sails of the ship Argo, which means the company of travelers. The Double Anchor means Hope in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Pre-Trib Rapture is our "blessed hope" (Titus 2:13). The second picture is the Double Anchor sign that appeared at the edge of the Sun.
In verse 34, believers are to take heed to themselves lest the day of the Rapture come upon them unawares. That ties in with Luke 12:46. It says, "The lord of that servant (the foolish one) will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder (lit, cut him off), and WILL APPOINT HIM (the believer) HIS PORTION WITH THE UNBELIEVERS." Only a believer could be appointed a portion with the unbelievers. That portion with the unbelievers is the shortened Tribulation.
Mt. 24:51 adds, "And shall cut him ('that evil servant,' v. 48) asunder, and APPOINT HIM HIS PORTION WITH THE HYPOCRITES (pretenders): there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Notice that the wise believer is not appointed his portion with the unbelievers. This only happens to the foolish believer. We can see this in Mt. 25. The wise virgins, that have enough of the oil of the Holy Spirit, go with the Bridegroom (Christ) when he comes. The foolish virgins do not. Only "they that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door (the open door of Rev. 3:8 and 4:1) was shut."
In the parable of the marriage feast, Jesus said, "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer (outside the door) darkness, THERE SHALL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH. FOR MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN" (Mt. 22:11-14).
AT THE TIME OF THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE, Rev. 17:12-14 says, "the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, WHICH HAVE RECEIVED NO KINGDOM AS YET; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and THEY THAT ARE WITH HIM ARE CALLED, AND CHOSEN, AND FAITHFUL."
The wise virgins are the Bride of Christ. They go with the Bridegroom at the Pre-Trib Rapture. The foolish virgins are Tribulation saints. They will be caught up in the Pre-Wrath Rapture before noon on the Day of God's Wrath that will hit Earth at noon.
Zech. 2:3-5 says, "Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be HID (or raptured) in the day of the LORD's anger. For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the NOON day, and Ekron shall be rooted up. Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast". The asteroid of Rev. 8:8 will impact the Mediterranean Sea, causing this desolation at noon on the Feast of Trumpets. Agape
I think the foolish virgins are the lukewarm Laodiceans. To them, Jesus said, "because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth" (Rev. 3:16).
To have fellowship with God, we must put all sins under the blood of Christ. All our old sins are wiped off the slate when we accept Christ, but after that, all known sins need to be confessed. Sin erects a barrier between us and God. We are then out of fellowship with Him. When we confess our sins, they are forgiven and we are back in fellowship with God.
I John 1:3-9 says, "That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness (i.e., sin) at all. IF WE SAY THAT WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM, AND WALK IN DARKNESS (i.e., with unconfessed sins), WE LIE, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS, AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS."
> > Who Are The Ten Virgins?
I think the wise virgins are the Bride of Christ, the Philadelphians for whom Jesus had no words of condemnation. The foolish virgins are the lukewarm Laodiceans. Jesus had plenty against them. See Rev. 3:14f. Agape
KIBBUTZ TSUBA, Israel (AFP) - A British archaeologist has uncovered a cave in the mountains near Jerusalem which he believes conclusively proves that the Biblical figure of John the Baptist existed.
"The first concrete evidence of the existence of John the Baptist has been found on site," 46-year-old Shimon Gibson told AFP.
Gibson, who holds a degree from University College London and has written several works on Biblical archaeology, believes the discovery to be "the first archaeological proof of the historical veracity of the Gospels"...
He decided to start excavating after discovering a crudely-drawn picture of John the Baptist carved into the limestone walls "dressed in camel hair robes" as described in the Gospel of Matthew.
Several crosses and a rough drawing of a severed head were also carved into the walls, illustrating John's death by beheading at the hands of Herod Antipas, ruler of the northern Galilee region at the time....
Just outside the entrance, further excavations revealed several huge pools for collecting rainwater which fed the main pool inside -- only water "from heaven" being suitable for the sacred baptism ritual.
"Once the disciple came out of the ritual bath, he would place his right foot in a notch cut out of the rock, where they would pour oil on it, a ritual which sanctified his taking a new path," Gibson explains....
If not 12/17/04 then very soon!
I always look forward to your postings.
Thanks for all your hard work.
As you know, I've been watching for news of Peres, because of the handwriting on the wall. I had no idea Sharon would be the one to bring Peres into a more powerful position in the government. That was a shocker. Agape
My brother passed away recently and as I consoling his widow she told me that a friend of hers, a Pentecostal Holiness, told her that my brother, who was saved shortly before his death, was in a valley asleep until the Rapture when "...the dead in Christ shall rise first: " (I Thess 4:16) I have always believed that when a Christian dies, he/she goes immediately to Heaven to be with Christ. According to Paul in II Corinthians 6:6,8: "Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." Which raises the question: if we are with Christ in Heaven, how can the dead in Christ rise? Where do they rise from? And in what form are they?
My second question is about the Cherubims in your book Revelations 2000. Your view was that the Cherubims were the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. That made a lot of sense to me and helped me understand what Ezekiel saw when he looked and said that "the heavens were opened." And I could understand how they were made into the coverings on the tabernacle. But here is my question: if the Cherubims are planets, how were they depicted on the Mercy Seat? According to Exodus 25:18-20: "And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work thou shalt make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat. And make one cherub on the one end and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof. And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be." How did the cherubims look? Were they two circles touching each other or spheres of gold? I know that you cannot say for sure, but could you help me understand this?
Please add me and my family to your prayer list. As I mentioned, my brother passed away after a long illness and I still cannot believe he is gone. I feel as if I am in a nightmare that won't end. We are all in shock, but THANK GOD he was saved before he died and we have the hope of seeing him again in Glory. My husband, who is diabetic, will be having cataract surgery next Monday (Aug. 23) and I have MS. Please pray for us - we are holding on with our fingernails.
I thank you for all that you do and I pray for you and your family that GOD will bless ya'll and keep ya'll safe and well. Your friend in Christ
> > if we are with Christ in Heaven, how can the dead in Christ rise? Where do they rise from? And in what form are they?
The dead in Christ are with Him in Heaven. They come back with him at the first "trump of God" (which is Christ's "great voice, as of a trumpet" (I Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 1:10; 4:1), and get their resurrection bodies. Then we rise up with them to meet Christ in the air.
I John 3:2 says, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."
> > if the Cherubims are planets, how were they depicted on the Mercy Seat?
I don't know what they actually looked like, maybe much like they are depicted today, with wings and faces. They are symbols of planets. God speaks to us from between the cherubim (from Saturn, between Jupiter and Uranus).
I will pray for you both. Agape
There is a story with great historical and prophetic significance that is getting almost no play in the news media, which is still obsessed with the Scott Peterson trial and other trivia. The shallowness and increasing irrelevance of the news media are beyond description. But it is no surprise that watershed prophetic events are virtually overlooked by the world, which lies in deception. "As in the days of Noah" they will be caught by total surprise and overtaken by events.
The story is this: On October 14, 2004, a group of 71 Rabbis from across Israel convened in Tiberias. This was the first meeting of the Sanhedrin in 1600 years!
Israel National News reports: "In a dramatic but unpublicized move Monday (December 6), members of the newly established Sanhedrin ascended the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site. Close to fifty recently ordained 'samuchim,' members of the Sanhedrin, lined up at the foot of the Temple Mount Monday morning. The men, many ascending the Temple Mount for the first time, had immersed in mikvaot (ritual baths) that morning and planned to ascend as a group."
Fellow "watchperson" Sherry Vance makes this interesting commentary: "The re-institution of the Sanhedrin is just as prophetic and important a sign of the Second Coming as were the signs of the birth of Israel in 1948 and the reclaiming of Jerusalem in 1967! Just as the nation of Israel had to be back in the land, and just as Jerusalem had to be reclaimed before the last days began to be fulfilled, THE SANHEDRIN MUST BE IN PLACE IN ORDER TO FULFILL THE PROPHECY THAT THE SANHEDRIN WILL DECLARE, AT HIS SECOND COMING, THAT JESUS IS LORD AND KING AND BLESSED IS HE! Yes, of course, the Remnant of Israel will also declare it at His coming, BUT - at His first coming it was the Sanhedrin that rejected Him and so Jesus stated they will acknowledge Him when He comes the second time. They will be there at His CORONATION to officially declare Him Lord of Lords and King of Kings, to which purpose He is coming to the WORLD. But the purpose of the Sanhedrin will be to anoint Him KING of the NATION of ISRAEL! If the Sanhedrin is about to be reconvened, how close do you think we ARE to the Second Coming?"
But before the new Sanhedrin declares that Jesus is King, some bad stuff will have to happen. Another fellow watchperson, Miriam Howard, comments: "I believe the ONLY reason for this 'unbelieving' Sanhedrin to be re-established NOW is to get the nation ready to RATIFY the covenant with Sheol and Death along with the Antichrist!!!! I personally believe the False Prophet is among this group of rabbis!"
Fellow watchman Alan Tombetta remarks on the above: "If you are correct, that one of those Rabbis may be the False Prophet, then (Messianic Jew) Greg Killian's interpretation of Daniel's words..... "And he shall make a covenant with many" ..... is correct. He says that 'the MANY is the Hebrew word... 'Rabim' L'rabbim... the many Rabbis.' Killian maintains the false covenant of peace can only be made with the permission of the Rabbis!"
Who will bring the false covenant to Israel to obtain agreement "with many"?
Will it be the behind-the-scenes master deal-maker and magical world arbiter, EU's Javier Solana?
Will the covenant be connected with Solana's European Neighborhood Policy (ENP), which has a seven-year element? In itself, in addition to the 71 rabbis, the ENP is quite literally a covenant with many. It is an agreement between 25 European Union member states and 17 non-member states. In other words, it's a seven-year agreement involving 42 nations.
After sending my message the other day about Solana, I learned that the name Javier means light, or enlightened, and Solana means sun, or sunshine. Whether or not he is the antichrist, could he be the special end-time emissary of Lucifer, which means "light-bearer"?
I definitely believe there will be two Raptures, one for the wise Philadelphian virgins, the Bride of Christ, the other for the Tribulation saints.
I Thess. 4:16 is the first "trump of God," the Pre-Trib Rapture. I Cor. 15:52 is the "last trump" of God, the Pre-Wrath Rapture.
The saints in Heaven after the 1st Rapture are mentioned in Rev. 5:8,9. They are "saints. And they sung a NEW SONG, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood OUT OF EVERY kindred, and tongue, and people, and NATION".
The saints in Heaven after the 2nd Rapture are mentioned in Rev. 7:9,14,15. They are "a great multitude, which no man could number, OF ALL NATIONS, and kindreds, and people, and tongues...These are they which came out of GREAT TRIBULATION, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God."
The foolish virgins wised up and confessed their sins committed since they accepted Christ. I John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." Then they are wearing white robes of righteousness.
Out of the 2nd group, only the 144,000 sing the NEW SONG. Rev. 14:1-5 says, "I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And THEY SUNG AS IT WERE A NEW SONG before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and NO MAN COULD LEARN THAT SONG BUT THE HUNDRED AND FORTY AND FOUR THOUSAND, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for THEY ARE VIRGINS. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for THEY ARE WITHOUT FAULT before the throne of God." I think the 144,000 Israelites will be added to the Bride of Christ group. They have been partially blinded until the fullness of the Gentiles come in, so they have a little more time to come to Christ.
The type is in Nu. 10:1-4. It says, " the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Make thee TWO TRUMPETS of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps. And when they shall BLOW WITH THEM (both), ALL (i.e., those of both Raptures) the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (in Heaven, Heb. 12:23). And if they blow but with ONE TRUMPET, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, SHALL GATHER THEMSELVES UNTO THEE." These princes are the 24 elders of Rev. 4:4, the 12 patriarchs and 12 apostles of Israel. They will be caught up at the "first trump of God."
Mark 13:27 says, "And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the EARTH (i.e., the Pre-Wrath Rapture) to the uttermost part of HEAVEN" (i.e., those that were previously gathered up in the Pre-Trib Rapture).
II Thess. 2:1-3 (KJV) says, "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM (i.e., at the Pre-Trib Rapture), That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ (the major MSS have day of the Lord) is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (the Day of the Lord) shall not come, except there come a falling away (lit., THE DEPARTURE, i.e., the first Rapture) FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed (second), the son of perdition".
The World English Bible says, "it will not be, unless THE DEPARTURE COMES FIRST, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction." It isn't A DEPARTURE, it is THE DEPARTURE. The article is used. The early Bibles translated this as THE DEPARTURE. It is "OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM" at the first trump. Agape
An article about the new Sanhedrin by Arutz Sheva IsraelNationalNews.com makes the below totally fascinating statement (see
"A tradition is recorded in the Talmud (Tractate Megillah 17b, Rashi) that the Sanhedrin will be restored after a partial ingathering of the Jewish exiles, but before Jerusalem is completely rebuilt and restored. Another Talmudic tradition (Eruvin 43b; Maharatz Chajas ad loc; Rashash to Sanhedrin 13b) states that Elijah the Prophet will present himself before a duly-ordained Sanhedrin when he announces the coming of the Messiah. This indicates that despite common misconceptions, a Sanhedrin is a pre-, not post-messianic institution." (My emphasis supplied.)
So far the Talmudic tradition has proved correct, in that only a partial ingathering of Jewish exiles has occurred, plus Jerusalem is not completely restored -- and the Sanhedrin has been restored just in the past 60 days! Wow! Right on time.
If the part about Elijah is true, will God send back the real Elijah, or will it be a type, as was John the Baptist? Will the real Elijah be one of the two witnesses in Revelation 11, who are killed, then after 3 1/2 days are brought back to life and taken to heaven? Speculation: Could it be that before they are killed, or before they ascend, they make the above announcement of the coming Messiah to the Sanhedrin, which would certainly cause "terror to strike those who saw them" (Revelation 11:11)?
The Talmud states, "He (Elijah) announces (to the newly formed Sanhedrin) the coming of the Messiah," but it does not say they will immediately believe him. It may just be a prophetic statement, with some time needed for it to sink in, but when fulfilled it will be a confirmation to them. At that time, God says, "They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son... On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity" (Zechariah 12:10, 13:1, NIV).
But it seems significant that just after that passage about the two witnesses in Revelation 11, it is written: "The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: 'The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.'"
He is coming. Blessed be His holy name. Jim
Continual thanks for your steadfastness! Thought you might find this interesting.
I am reading a book by Jack Cashill, "Ron Brown's Body" that talks about all the shenanagans that went on in the Clinton Whitehouse in order to raise money for reelection. "ENCRYPTION" technology was what was being sought after by China, Egypt,etc. and according to this author...being SOLD.
"...his (Clinton) administration removed controls on encryption technology including advanced fiber-optic communications, radiation-hardened encrypted satellite control systems, encrypted radios and cellular phones,
and encrypted navigation systems. It also liberalized controls on stealth technologies, exempted U.S. satellites from Pakistan-related sanctions......" Page 163
Anyway...the stage has definitely been set!
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