Pro and Con 1282

Posted 3-25-06

AFRICA'S NEW OCEAN

A Continent Splits Apart
By Axel Bojanowski
http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/spiegel/0,1518,405947,00.html

...The source of the African magma looks to be a gigantic stream of molten rock rising from beneath the Earth's crust and slicing through the African continental plate like a blow torch. It's a process that began thirty million years ago when lava broke through the continent for the first time, separating the Arabian Peninsula from Africa and creating the Red Sea.

Now, it's the Afar Triangle's turn and it's sinking rapidly. Large areas are already more than 100 meters (328 feet) below sea level. For now, the highlands surrounding the Denakil Depression prevent the Red Sea from flooding these areas, but erosion and tectonic plate movement are continually reducing the height of this natural barrier. The Denakil Depression, which lies to the east of Afar, is already prey to regular floods -- each flood leaving behind a crust of salt....

In some areas around the outer edges of the Rift System, the Earth's crust has already cracked open, making room for the magma below. From the Red Sea to Mozambique in the south, dozens of volcanoes have formed, the best known being Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Nyiragongo.

These fiery mountains too will one day sink into the sea. Geophysicists have calculated that in 10 million years the East African Rift System will be as large as the Red Sea. When that happens, Africa will lose its horn.

Supernova comes with 'peculiar' gamma-ray burst

Kimm Groshong, 24 February 06 http://www.newscientistspace.com/channel/astronomy/dn8776--supernova-comes-with-peculiar-gammaray-burst.html

Astronomers are puzzling over an oddball gamma ray burst that may have accompanied a supernova that is still in the process of brightening....

Incoming e-mail, Re: the Pre-Trib Rapture

...seems everyone has terrible colds these days, I hope yours and Ed's are waning.

> > In your pro and con 1279 you said, "think the two men in white apparel were Moses and Elijah, because Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus at the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-4). These two will come down with Jesus at the Rapture and will stay on Earth during the next 1263.5 days (Rev. 11:3-12)."

If this were the case wouldn't it fix the Pre-Trib Rapture at a Passover Seder. I believe that this is when the Jewish Tradition expects Elijah, in any case I pray that it will happen soon. Agape

My reply

I was without a sign of the first cold only one day. The next day, I came down with something else that put me in bed for the first three days. I still have to get a lot more sleep than normal....

> > If this were the case wouldn't it fix the Pre-Trib Rapture at a Passover Seder. I believe that this is when the Jewish Tradition expects Elijah.

I know the Jews put a chair at the table for Elijah at Passover. However, I take that with a grain of salt, because they also keep the Passover on Nisan 15, when Lev. 23:5 plainly shows that it is Nisan 14. The death of the firstborn of Egypt came at midnight, six hours after Nisan 14 began, eighteen hours before Nisan 15 began. If the Israelites had not put the blood on the door frame before midnight, Nisan 14, their firstborn would have died too.

Luke 9:26-31 is interesting. It says, "For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see THE KINGDOM OF GOD. And it came to pass ABOUT AN EIGHT DAYS AFTER THESE SAYINGS, HE TOOK PETER AND JOHN AND JAMES, AND WENT UP into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were MOSES AND ELIAS: WHO APPEARED IN GLORY, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem."

The reason I wonder about the 8 days is this. We are now in 2006, eight years past 1998, which I think was the 6000th year since Adam was created. Will Moses and Elijah come with Christ at the Rapture, when it has been "about" 8 years? Agape

Incoming e-mail

I expect you have read this on 5 Doves already. I was thinking re the pyramids; you have done some in depth studies on the "lining" up of the shafts etc and I am convinced that the nephilim built the pyramids. Having said that, "as in the Days of Noah" would tell me that giants will be back on the earth, either right before or directly after the rapture.

soooo, what might you see for a lining up of the shafts or anything significant for this date of June 6, 2006 that happens once in a millennium? God bless
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...The Tribulation is referred to as the Day of the Lord. 1/2 hour = 1/48 of the day. If we take the number of days in the Tribulation times 1/48 we come up with 52.5. 52 days from First Fruits mid-April 2006 is June 6, 2006, in numerology 666 (this date occurs once a millenium). This is the period of time of realignment of world events in the Middle East AFTER THE RAPTURE. Could this be the date the Peace Treaty is signed? Bible Codes II (the book) states that Atomic War occurs in the year 2006. One more sign...and if this analyses is correct it triangulates all of the dates.

My reply

> > > The Tribulation is referred to as the Day of the Lord.

I think the great and terrible Day of the Lord is the first day of the millennial kingdom of Christ, not the whole Tribulation. Mal. 4:5,6 says, "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."

The Day of the Lord is the Day of God's Wrath, when Earth is hit with "the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth" (the asteroids of Rev. 8:8,10) (Zech. 5:3).

> > I am convinced that the nephilim built the pyramid.

Then what did Josephus mean when he said that "Adam...Seth...(and his descendents) were the inventors of that peculiar sort of wisdom which is concerned with the heavenly bodies, and their order (i.e., the Zodiac). And that their inventions might not be lost before they were sufficiently known, upon Adam's prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the force of fire, and at another time by the violence and quantity of water, they made two pillars; the one of brick, the OTHER OF STONE: they inscribed their discoveries on them both, that in case the pillar of brick should be destroyed by the flood, the pillar of stone might remain, and exhibit those discoveries to mankind; and also inform them that there was another pillar of brick erected by them. Now this remains in the land of Siriad (Egypt) to this day."

Do you think this pillar of stone could be the Great Pyramid?

In the diagram below, I can see that the King's (Christ's?) Chamber (Saturn?) is offset from the Queen's Chamber (Earth?).

In the diagram of the King's Chamber, I think each rough stone surface on the top of each slab in the tower represents the surface of Earth, Mars, Rahab (Satan's planet that split apart forming our Asteroid Belt), Jupiter and Saturn (Heaven).

Polaris has already lined up with the ascending shaft, and Polaris is under the foot of Cepheus, the great King (i.e., Christ as the King of kings).

Everything seems set for the Rapture to take place, but June 6, 2006? I think Ascension Day (May 24) or Pentecost (June 2/3) have a better chance.

While I have Josephus' writings out, I'll quote an interesting bit from "A LIST OF ANCIENT TESTIMONIES AND RECORDS CITED BY JOSEPHUS...Cyrus's epistle to Sisinnes and Sathrabuzanes, about the rebuilding the city Jerusalem as well as the temple, omitted in our other copies, ch. i, sect. 3" (Complete Works of Josephus, by Whiston, p. 733).

It was the decree of Cyrus (Isa. 44:28) that started the 490-year countdown in Dan. 9. Agape

Very interesting site, Re: the working of the luminaries of heaven

"Design of Time

The time stream when subdivided by the action of the Earth-Moon can be recognized to contain specific time structures. The clear indication of arranged time structures points to the ultimate possibility that units of the solar day, the synodic month, and the solar year are components or elements of a time-tracking system that is fully interrelated. In essence, the spin of the Earth does appear to function or work in quite perfect interface both with the annual transit of the Sun and also with the synodic orbit of the Moon. The phases of the Moon do likewise appear to return in interface with each of the passing seasons--on the average....

A quest for creation answers
The online publications represent the results of an enduring research project. The project is headed-up by James Dwyer. (Jim was formerly a Computer Systems Programmer with the U.S. Geological Survey). Team members also include Sherry Goodwin. We do hope that our current research of the Earth-Moon system will be of great benefit in furthering your study of a created solar system....
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http://www.creation-answers.com/system.htm

...An indication of related time design

Certain records written down in Israel's Temple Era appear to contain a very plausible interpretation that points to interrelated time design.

In example, a rather detailed interpretation of the workings of "the luminaries of heaven" can be recited from AN ASTRONOMICAL BOOK ATTRIBUTED TO THE PATRIARCH ENOCH. The following English translation of portions of the astronomical book has been borrowed from 'The Ethiopian Enoch', by Laurence:

Chapter 71: "The book of the revolutions of the luminaries of heaven, according to... their respective periods... and their respective months... according to every year of the world for ever... ." Skipping to Chapter 73: "... I beheld their stations... according to the fixed order of the months the Sun rises and sets... thirty days belonging to the Sun... to the Sun and stars... thirty days belonging to them... THE MOON BRINGS ON ALL THE YEARS EXACTLY, THAT THEIR STATIONS MAY COME NEITHER TOO FORWARDS NOR TOO BACKWARDS A SINGLE DAY; BUT THAT THE YEARS MAY BE CHANGED WITH CORRECT PRECISION... The year then becomes truly complete according to the station of the Moon, and the station of the Sun... which rise and set in them for thirty days."

Based upon portions of the Enoch literature, it is apparent that the ancients did once track equally distributed days or time stations. One day or station was routinely tracked using the Sun as a reference. Also, one day or time station was routinely tracked using the Moon as a reference. In addition, a day or time station may have been attributed to the stars.

Some versions of the astronomical book of Enoch have that CELESTIAL STATIONS (THOSE OF THE SUN AND THE STARS) BRING ON ALL THE "WORLD STATIONS" EXACTLY....
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The Astronomy of Enoch
http://www.creation-answers.com/thirty.htm

Almost beyond belief is that the use of certain of Enoch's axioms and time-formulas would result in a perfect definition of the solar year. It is the literal truth that cycles of both the new month and the lunar week can be counted-out in correspondence with "every year of the world for ever". [Note that in this modern era, a simple count of months and lunar weeks can be used to define the limits of the solar year to within a difference of only 11.2 seconds too slow; however, due to the slowing spin of the Earth, astronomers who were alive at about 3000 years ago should have been able to define the solar year to within the limits of absolute or even perfect accuracy.]...

Enoch's prowess in tracking lunisolar cycles can especially be recognized from 'The Book of Jubilees'. One passage from this anciently written document recites that the patriarch Enoch reckoned jubilee weeks [= a cycle of lunar weeks]. In association with the reckoning of jubilee weeks, Enoch is recited to have 'set in order the months' [= a cycle of 30-days].

"[Enoch] recounted the weeks of the jubilees, and ... set in order the months and recounted the Sabbaths of the years... " (Jubilees, Chapter 4:18, Translation by R.H. Charles)....

It is clear that the recovered versions of Enoch's astronomical book are not exactly representative of the original work or version. Even so, there is hardly any doubt from what has been recovered but that the initial author of Enoch was knowledgeable of an accurate set of axioms and time-formulas. Remarkable is that--through modern knowledge and computation means--some of the axioms recited by the original author of Enoch can be proven to be entirely valid. To borrow words from this very ancient astronomer: "The year then becomes truly complete according to the station of the Moon, and the station of the Sun... ".

For additional information concerning the correctness of certain of Enoch's axioms and time formulas, refer to the online document entitled: 'Functional Time Design'. (See below)
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Functional Time Design
http://www.creation-answers.com/sevency.htm

...THE CITED PERFECT INTERFACE BETWEEN THE LUNAR AND SOLAR ORBITS IS EASY TO RECOGNIZE WHEN THE DAY RATE IS ACCOUNTED FOR IN CYCLES OF 30 DAYS. When this cyclical count is endlessly performed, the average lunar and solar orbits can exactly be represented by simply counting day units.

To more fully expose that both the lunar and the solar orbits can effectively be measured and metered using day units, subsequent sections will explore the huge significance of a 30-day cycle. This significant cycle can ultimately be recognized to be a natural or an inherent definition of the combined spin-orbits....

Specks of 'fire and ice' in comet dust

March 13, 06 http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/03/13/stardust.results.ap/index.html

...The specks of dust are described as glassy materials, crystals like olivine and various trace elements such as magnesium, peridot and sulfides....

My comment

I'm not surprised.

Incoming e-mail, Re: Sign of the Son of Man

Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Sign of the Son Of Man = Coming with the clouds of Heaven

ANSWER::: The sign of the Son of Man is Him coming with the clouds of Heaven. See Acts 1:9 - 11

My reply

> > Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

The "end of the world" is literally the end of the age. Therefore, there will be a sign that will indicate that the end of the age is nigh. I think Jesus answered this with the Parable of the Fig Tree in Mt. 24:32-34. That sign was the Six-Day War of 1967, when Israel grew 4 huge leaves (Sinai, West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights).

According to Mt. 1:17, the longest time for one generation is 48 years. Forty-eight years from 1967 is 2015. That is an outside limit.

Since the Israelites wandered in the desert 40 years while one generation died off, 40 is the shortest time for one generation. Forty years from 1967 is 2007, the inside limit.

The final year has to be a leap year, because there are 7 months (Eze. 39:12,13) between the Day of God's Wrath on Tishri 1 and the Second Advent on Nisan 1.

Between 2007 and 2015, there are only 3 leap years, 5768 (2007/2008), 5771 (2010/2011), 5774 (2013/2014). I'm hoping for Sept. 9, 2010 (Tishri 1, 5771, the Feast of Trumpets) to be the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord.

That is not the day of the Second Advent, which will be on the following Nisan 1. On Tishri 1, the Sign of the Son of Man will be seen in the sky. The dark clouds will be rolled away like a scroll. In the clear space will be Jesus sitting on his throne.

The throne may appear on September 9, 2010, as a sapphire throne, exactly as Ezekiel saw it.

Eze. 1:26,28 says, "above the firmament (espanse of space) that was over their heads (i.e., farther out in space than the four terrestrial planets) was the likeness (symbolic language) of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone (September's birth-stone is sapphire, meaning Saturn, heaven): and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man (Jesus Christ) above upon it....As the appearance of the bow (the rainbow has the spectrum's 7 colors) that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about (i.e., Saturn's 7 rings). This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD."

> > Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

The Lord will be seen in the clouds, but he will not put his feet down on the Mt. of Olives for 7 more months. Israel has to bury the dead to cleanse the land for Christ's return (Eze. 39:12,13).

> > Sign of the Son Of Man = Coming with the clouds of Heaven
> > ANSWER::: The sign of the Son of Man is Him coming with the clouds of Heaven. See Acts 1:9 - 11

He is coming, but he does not arrive on Earth for 7 more months. On the Day of God's Wrath, he will escort the Pre-Wrath-Rapture saints to Heaven before the asteroids impact Earth at noon (Zeph. 2:3-5). On Tishri 1, Jesus receives his millennial kingdom, He is crowned and married in Heaven.

After the Pre-Wrath Rapture, all the saints will be in Heaven getting their rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ while the unbelievers on Earth get the wrath of God dumped on them.

Rev. 11:17-19 says, "We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast (at the First Advent), and art to come (future tense; i.e., at the Second Advent, 7 months later); because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and THY WRATH IS COME, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged (at the Judgment Seat of Christ), 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. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail."

Eze. 38:18-20 also tells us what will happen that day. It "shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel (maybe 9-9-2010), saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of MY WRATH have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel (the asteroid of Rev. 8:8 hits the Mediterranean Sea); So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence (paniym, face, i.e., the Sign of the Son of Man), and the mountains (asteroids of Rev. 8 and 10) shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground."

Eze 39:4 says of Gog's army, "Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured."

Eze. 39:12,13 says, "And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified (i.e., the day of the Second Advent), saith the Lord GOD." Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re: 9 April 1909

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49330

Marilyn, after running through some of the news this morning, this Article caught my interest regarding the 100th Anniversary of the "Azusa Street revival". The Azusa Street revival of 1909 was in April that year, I felt urged to check the Hebrew Calendar for Apr 9th, 1909. Sure enough, it was interesting to discover that the outpouring that occurred and became known as a "revival" began on Passover. It would seem more interesting if it began during Pentecost, nevertheless, it still remains interesting to me by the connection of the two dates and, the fact that it was 100 years ago. Perhaps the Azusa Street Revival became in sorts, a preparation for the "fullness of times" that will mark the gathering together in one all things in Christ.

I personally do not see a possibility in an another "revival" before a pre-tribulational rapture as some do. However, I do see a world ecumenical religion develop like a revival after the rapture that paves the way for the Jewish Temple to be allowed to be rebuilt and that many a tribulational saint to become believers while "those saints" who were left behind, to now earnestly begin to contend for their faith as they are so counseled by Christ to do so.

May everyone's garments be found without spot or blemish, ready to sing a "new song" when they hear "that" voice, as it were a trumpet announcing those things which must come to pass. Agape

My reply

Thanks. I don't remember hearing about the Azusa Street Revival before. Agape

Splenda

Please research the side effects of Splenda. It affects the thymus gland and can cause all kinds of problems. One thing, it seems to cause weight gain around the waist and belly, the bad kind of weight gain. The chlorine in the water is very bad for the thyroid because the chlorine molecule and also the fluoride molecule (in water & toothpaste) is so similar to the iodine molecule (which is necessary for thyroid hormone production) until it blocks up the receptor sites in the thyroid thus starving the thyroid of its nutrients to make its hormone causing hypothyroidism (low thyroid). It is best to drink filtered water to remove those two. I worked at a health food store for years and there is a product called Stevia which has been proven safe and has been used without side effects for many years (400 years according to one source). It comes from a plant. It doesn't take very much to be too sweet because it is 20 times sweeter than sugar. Below is a web site that you might read.
http://www.womentowomen.com/nutritionandweightloss/splenda.asp?id=1&campaignno=artificialsweeteners&adgroup=splenda&keywords=splenda+side+effects

...My husband is a diabetic also, so we are concerned about what to use to sweeten our food & drinks. Love in Christ

My reply

Thanks. I'll (try to) stear clear of Splenda (sucralose) as well as aspartame. Agape

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