Pro and Con 1388

Posted 2-2-08, updated 2-6-08

Sapphire, Jesus' September birthstone, symbolizes Heaven

http://www.americangemsociety.org/birthstones.htm#september

Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven, while commoners thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings.
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"Sapphire gemstone meaning"
http://crystal-cure.com/sapphire-gem.html

"The sapphire is the symbol of heaven and joyful devotion to God.

"Sapphire is associated with Aquarius, Virgo, Libra and Capricorn. It is the birthstone of September and has been the birthstone of April. Sapphire is the symbol of Saturn (dark blue)".
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Birthstones
http://www.alldiamondsdirect.com/birthstones.htm

Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize HEAVEN
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Anniversary stones
http://www.creasyandbritt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=85&Itemid=39

The name Sapphire (birthstone for September), a type of corundum, comes from the Greek “sappheiros” meaning blue and FROM SANSKRIT “SANIPRIYA”, PRECIOUS TO SATURN.

April's Birthstone, diamond, meaning love, eternity and strength, is perfect for the Birth of the Bride of Christ into a new world

"The Beauty and Meaning of Birthstones"
By Reno Charlton
http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Beauty-and-Meaning-of-Birthstones&id=35389

April
One of the most popular gems throughout history, diamonds are the birthstone for this month, and these stones are linked to love, eternity and strength. This has contributed towards diamonds being the most popular gems of all time when it comes to romance, such as engagement rings and wedding bands....

The Diamond and Sapphire in Scripture

April 26, 2008 (Nisan 21, 7th day of Unleavened Bread) looks like it will be the date of the Pre-Trib Rapture. April's birthstone is the diamond. It means love, eternity and strength, perfect since this Rapture is for the Bride of Christ. No wonder the diamond is used for engagement rings.

The diamond stands for Earth in Eze. 28:13. It says, "Thou (Satan) hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering (surroundings), the sardius (Mercury), topaz (Venus), and the DIAMOND (EARTH), the beryl (Mars), the onyx (Rahab, Satan's planet that is now our Asteroid Belt), and the jasper (Jupiter), the SAPPHIRE (SATURN), the emerald (Uranus), and the carbuncle (Neptune), and gold (Pluto)".

Jesus was born in September. The sapphire is his birthstone. It means Heaven and stands for Heaven in Eze. 28:13. That is why the sapphire is also used for Jesus' throne in Eze. 1:26-28, and as the pavement under God's feet in Ex. 24:10.

Eze. 1:26-28 says, "above the firmament (expanse of space) that was over their heads (i.e., farther out in space than the 4 terrestrial planets) was the likeness (symbolic language) of a throne, as the appearance of a SAPPHIRE stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man (i.e., Jesus, who is also God, see verse 1) above upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber (Saturn is amber), as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins (from the equator) even upward, and from the appearance of his loins (from the equator) even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about (i.e., Saturn's rings). As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about (both the rainbow and Saturn's rings are made of ice crystals). This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD".

Ex. 24:10 (Webster) And they saw the God of Israel (i.e., YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer, Jesus, Isa. 44:6): and there was under his feet as it were (symbolic language) a paved work of a sapphire-stone, and as it were the body of heaven (i.e., the heavenly body) in its clearness."

Incoming e-mail, no subject

Thanks so much for sharing that with me. It is an exciting time to be alive for the believers. I was saved in 1982 and I am sixty years old now. Two of the sources of Gods word that He used to bring me to Jesus was an old radio broadcast, J.Vernon McGhee, thru the bible and the book written by Hal Lindsay, Late great planet earth. After I was saved, I purchased the set of books thru the bible and it opened up the Word of God to me in a wonderful way. Pastor McGhee had a marvelous down to earth way of sharing Gods Word. He said put the cookies on the bottom shelf so the kiddies can reach them. lol

My reply

You're so welcome.

I'm 79. I loved to hear McGhee on the radio too. Agape

Incoming e-mail

Those that criticize the teaching of prophecy have no idea how many souls like myself that are saved by those teachings. When I found out what was ahead for me as a lost person, I became truly frightened and it wasnt long before I was crying out to Jesus to save me.

My reply

I appreciate your sharing that with me.

On his way home from Japan after the war, my husband had prayed and asked the Lord for a Christian wife. The Lord had me in mind. He had to get my Dad transferred to Holston Ordinance Works, Kingsport, TN, from Vigo Ordinance Works south of Terre Haute, Indiana. Then, he had to get both of our families to move out of town to staff quarters on the plant site 4 miles out of town. Ed arrived home after being discharged from the Army to find that his family had moved, but was told where they lived. We met when we both got off the city bus and walked together up the steep winding road to the Staff Quarters.

God knew what I was going to do before I did. He had a definite plan for my life, and Ed has backed me up the whole way. As soon as I finished my 3rd book, he took me down to the mall and signed me up at Internet in the Mall. Within a month of learning that there was such a thing as HTML, I uploaded to my Web site. That was in 1996, but I'm getting ahead of my story.

Some time before 1960, I had been a Christian for a long time, but had never sat down and read the whole Bible, just parts of it. Some Jehovah's Witnesses came to my door and wanted me to study the Bible with them. I would not study with anyone, much less with them, until I had read the Bible for myself. I did not want to be led unsuspecting into error.

I wanted a solid background to judge things against. I read the Bible. I read everything I was interested in at Bethany Baptist Chuch library. Then, I got my library card from BIOLA's Library. I had questions I could find no answers to, even after reading about an 18" stack of books from BIOLA's Seminary Collection every week for the next 7 years.

I didn't find out what the cherubim and flaming sword were from all that reading, but I got a sound background to judge other things against. I asked to be filled with the Holy Spirit. I asked the Lord to help me understand everything, all the deep things, everything he wanted man to know about the Bible.

I stopped reading BIOLA's books, and studied mostly with my Bible and Strong's Concordance, trusting the Lord to help along the way. I finally found out what cherubim and the flaming sword represent, and have never stopped studying since. When the Bible gets into you, you can't leave it alone. After all, it is God-breathed. He helps you unravel one puzzle after another. There is so much in that one small book that God had to inspire it. No man could possibly have done that. There is always something else fascinating to find out. There is no end to it. Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re: David Gallo: Underwater astonishments

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/206

Kindest regards

My reply

Thanks. I had to watch that one twice. It's amazing. Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re:

The Lord has made wonderful creation. Most people never even think about it.

Glad you saw it.

Maranatha, Kindest regards

'new world order'

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/article3356210.ece

By Andrew Grice in Delhi, 21 January 2008

Gordon Brown has begun secret talks with other world leaders on far-reaching reform of the United Nations Security Council as part of a drive to create a "new world order" and "global society".

The Prime Minister is drawing up plans to expand the number of permanent members in a move that will provoke fears that the veto enjoyed by Britain could be diluted eventually. The United States, France, Russia and China also have a veto but the number of members could be doubled to include India, Germany, Japan, Brazil and one or two African nations.

Incoming e-mail, Re: Temptation in Luke 11:4 and Rev 3:10

Paul wanted to be counted worthy to be in the Bride group - the first Rapture. Recently I realized that same Greek word for temptation is used in Luke 11:4 and Rev 3:10. Could it be that all of these years - right under our nose - the Lord told us to pray to be in the 1st Rapture every time we were saying the Lord's prayer?...Lead us not into temptation(G3986), but deliver us from evil....

The 70th week of Daniel is promised by Jesus to be the worst time the planet has ever seen. Certainly a time of evil. ...but deliver us from evil...

Amazing!

Also do you think Luke 14:16-23 is referring to the last min evangelistic push before the 1st Rapture? Or is that passages about the 2nd Rapture? Or something else?

Blessing on you. I can hardly wait for the day!!!

My reply

It's sure good to hear from you again.

> > Recently I realized that same Greek word for temptation is used in Luke 11:4 and Rev 3:10. Could it be that all of these years - right under our nose - the Lord told us to pray to be in the 1st Rapture every time we were saying the Lord's prayer? ...Lead us not into temptation(G3986), but deliver us from evil....

I think so. According to Thayer, peirasmos means "trial, proving."

Luke 21:36 says, "Watch ye therefore, and PRAY ALWAYS, THAT YE MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."

> > do you think Luke 14:16-23 is referring to the last min evangelistic push before the 1st Rapture? Or is that passages about the 2nd Rapture? Or something else?

I don't know. I haven't thought about that. Let's see what we can glean from this and like passages?

Luke 14:13-23 says, "when thou makest a FEAST, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for THOU SHALT BE RECOMPENSED AT THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST (that includes both Raptures). And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, BLESSED IS HE THAT SHALL EAT BREAD IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD."

Should "FEAST" and "BREAD" remind us of the Feast of unleavened BREAD?

Continuing, "A certain man made A GREAT SUPPER, and bade many: And sent his servant AT SUPPER TIME (is that a clue to the time?) to say to them that were bidden, COME; FOR ALL THINGS ARE NOW READY. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and COMPEL them to come in, that my house may be filled."

Thayer says that compel (anagkazo) can mean drive to, by force, threats, permission, entreaties, etc. That sounds like evangelism would fit just fine. Thanks for showing me that.

Mt. 22:2-14 is similar. It mentions a dinner. It says, "The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made A MARRIAGE FOR HIS SON, And sent forth his servants TO CALL THEM THAT WERE BIDDEN (Israel) TO THE WEDDING: and THEY WOULD NOT COME. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my DINNER: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: COME UNTO THE MARRIAGE. But they (Israel) made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them (including the apostles). But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city (Jerusalem, 70 AD). Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden (Israel) were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find (including Gentiles), bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 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 (he thought he had it made). Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and TAKE HIM AWAY, and cast him into outer darkness; THERE SHALL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH. FOR MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN."

The weeping and gnashing of teeth follows the first Rapture, when the unrepentant foolish virgins and lukewarm Laodiceans are left behind. In Rev 3:19, Jesus told the Laodiceans, "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent."

All of us should take heed to I John 1:9. It says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." All sins committed since accepting Christ should be brought under the blood of Christ by confessing those to God. When Jesus washed Peter's feet, "Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all" (John 13:10). He was excluding Judas Iscariot.

2 Peter 1:4-11 says, "Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE (i.e., the oil of the Holy Spirit the foolish virgins lack), having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind (like the Laodiceans), and cannot see afar off (Heaven), and hath forgotten that he was purged from his OLD SINS (i.e., when he accepted Christ). Wherefore the rather, brethren (believers), GIVE DILIGENCE TO MAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."

Luke 12:46 says, "The lord of that servant (the unwise or foolish) will come (i.e., at the first Rapture) in a DAY when he looketh not for him, and at an HOUR when he is not aware (isn't watching), and will cut him in sunder (lit., cut him off), and will appoint him his portion (the Tribulation) WITH THE UNBELIEVERS." Mt. 24:51 adds, "And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites (pretenders): THERE SHALL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH."

Look at this part again: "in a DAY when he looketh not for him, and at an HOUR when he is not aware". According to this, can watchers know the day and hour?

Midnight is mentioned in the Parable of the Ten Virgins in Mt. 25:6. It says, "And at MIDNIGHT there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him."

Could Nisan 21, the last day of Unleavened Bread, be the day? Jesus was Resurrected on Nisan 16, the second day of Unleavened Bread. He is the head, and we are the Body of Christ. When a baby is born, the head comes first, then the body. The two feet come last, and one can precede the other. We will be born into a new world after some more time has elapsed. The two Raptures are like the two feet.

What was the purpose of the Convocation on the 7th day? Jesus fulfilled Passover, the first day of Unleavened Bread and Firstfruits. What fulfills the second Convocation of Unleavened Bread five days later? We know the 2nd Rapture is on the Feast of Trumpets. Rev. 7:14 is between the beginning of the Day of God's Wrath in the last verse of Rev. 6 and the 7 trumpet judgments that start in Rev. 8. Wouldn't you think that the 1st Rapture would then precede the Feast of Trumpets? i.e., be on the 7th day of Unleavened Bread or Pentecost?

I thought Pentecost for a long time, but that leaves out the Convocation on the 7th day of Unleavened Bread. It has some purpose. The Lord could have said 2 days of Unleavened Bread to include Firstfruits, but he said 7. Why? Seven means completion. The Church saints that are the Bride of Christ will be complete at the Pre-Trib Rapture. The 7th day of Unleavened Bread fits for the 1st Rapture.

The barley harvest started on Firstfruits. The Tribulation saints are the wheat. The parable of the wheat and tares shows us that. We are the barley. Ruth and Naomi arrived in Israel in the beginning of barley harvest (Ruth 1:22). Boaz gave Ruth 6 measures of barley the morning after she lay at his feet at MIDNIGHT (Ruth 3:15). Was that to mark the 6th day of the barley harvest, Nisan 20? The marriage was arranged speedily the next day, and Ruth was taken into the house of Boaz, her kinsman redeemer. Was that Nisan 21? I think it's very likely, and the story started off mentioning bread.

Ruth 1:6 says, "Then she (Naomi) arose with her daughters in law (one was Ruth), that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them BREAD. In 1:16, Ruth said, "thy God my God." That's fitting. She was a believer. In Ruth 2:12, Boaz said, "The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust."

Ruth 2:14 says, "Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the BREAD, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left."

Luke 14:23: "BLESSED IS HE THAT SHALL EAT BREAD IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD." Ruth 4:13 says, "So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife (on Nisan 21, the 7th day of Unleavened Bread?): and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son." That son was "Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David" (v. 17).

Ex. 34:18 says, "The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: FOR IN THE MONTH ABIB (NISAN) THOU CAMEST OUT FROM EGYPT." Will we be taken out in the month Nisan on the 7th day of Unleavened Bread? I think there is a good chance. It looks like Israel stopped their journey to Mt. Sinai long enough to sacrifice to the Lord the third day, Nisan 21.

They arrived at Mt. Sinai in Sivan, and had to wash their clothes. That reminds me of Rev. 7:14. It says, "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."

Whenever the Rapture is, Jesus will come quickly. Rev. 22:20 says, "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, COME, Lord Jesus." Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re: 2008 Passover in March not April

The vernal equinox is March 20, 2008 --- the New Moon< meaning new month-- that is the first day of Gods calander -- will be Marrch 8th, 2008 -- begining at EENT on March 7 ----- that puts passover to be observed at EENT on March 21st.2008 the 14th of Nisan -- according to the true calander ---not the Jewish or any other ---on Nisan 15 or March 22 is the first day of unleavened bread.---- just as the bible teaches.....See Lev.23:4through 8 .. that is if you want the truth ----Mat.5:17,18 & 7:23,24 & Mat.15:3---9 and last but not least --Titus 3:13---16 Just some food for thought, which most christians don't agree with --- Christ fullfilled the entire sacrifice system --- needed for a short time --- but His sacrifice did not do away with God's Law's of how to live ---
1st. John 3:4 states --- sin is lawlessness -- so if that is what sin is than the law must still be in force .--- Mat. 19:17
1st. John 5:3 ---- and many more stating to keep God's laws. And about this Rapture thing --- have you really done your home work ? The christian church is almost 2000 years old -- do you even know how old -- or I should say how new this idea is ????

You don't need to answer any of this -- most could care less what the bible ---- REALLY---- teaches --- but they will care soon -- when Christ returns and He says to them -- Depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness ! from Mat.7:23--24 ---- For You --- Just some FOOD for Thought --- signed--

My reply

Do you realize that not one person was saved in Old Testament times by obeying the Law? Eze. 18:4 says, "the soul that sinneth, it shall die." Psa 14:3 says, "They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one."

The same thing is true in New Testament times. Rom 3:10 says, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one". Rom 3:12 says, "They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Rom 5:12 says, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned". If we didn't have a Saviour, we would all be on a slick slide to hell.

Rom 4:16 says, "Therefore it is of FAITH, that it might be BY GRACE; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all". If salvation was by the Law, Abraham would have been lost. He lived before the time of Moses. Rom 5:15 says, "But not as the offence, so also is the FREE GIFT. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the GRACE of God, and the gift by GRACE, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many."

Rom 11:6 says, "IF BY GRACE , THEN IS IT NO MORE OF WORKS: otherwise GRACE is no more GRACE . But if it be of works, then is it no more GRACE : otherwise work is no more work."

Eph 2:4-8 says, "God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (BY GRACE YE ARE SAVED;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his GRACE in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED THROUGH FAITH; and that not of yourselves: IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD".

> > have you really done your home work ?

You bet I have. I've been studying the Bible as hard as I can go since at least 1960. I have read just about every word in 17 versions of the Bible. I have also looked up verses in every other version I can get my hands on. I use eSword on my computer, and can search several Bible version with it. Do you have eSword? If not, download it. It is free, and fantastic. Go to http://www.e-sword.net/

I spent 7 years reading man's books about the Bible from BIOLA's Seminary Collection too. How much studying have you done? Agape

My reply to a post on Five Doves site Re: SEVEN HEADS (omitted because of lengths)

> > I look for the seven heads to be seven political entities driven by an entity which is at its core, an apostate church.

I can help you expand that. The setting of Rev. 17 is the time of the Pre-Trib Rapture. Verse 14 says of Jesus, "he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that ARE WITH HIM are called, and chosen, and faithful." Verse 12 says, "And 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."

Keep in mind that Satan will be cast into the Earth Mid-Trib. Rev. 12:9 says, "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out INTO THE EARTH, and his angels were cast out with him." Satan will come right back up out of the Earth and go into the False Prophet Mid-Trib.

Now, lets look at Rev. 17:7-11. It says, "I will tell thee the mystery of the woman (a religious group, the Mystery Religion of Babylon), and of the beast (Satan, the great red dragon of Rev. 12:3) that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns (i.e., 10 kings). The beast that thou sawest (Satan) was (in Judas Iscariot), and is not (in man now); and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit (Mid-Trib), and go into perdition (the 2nd son of perdition, the False Prophet): and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was (in Judas Iscariot), and is not (in man now), and yet is (exists). And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains (kingdoms), on which the woman (the Mystery Religion of Babylon) sitteth. And there are seven kings: FIVE ARE FALLEN, AND ONE IS, and the other (the False Prophet) is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space (the shortened Great Tribulation). And the beast (Satan) that was, and is not, even he is the eighth (the tail of the great red dragon), and is of the seven (controls the 7), and goeth into perdition (the Satan-possessed False Prophet)."

Five kingdoms upon which the Mystery Religion of Babylon rides have fallen:

(1) Tower of Babel, where Nimrod, Semiramis and their son Tammuz started the Mystery Religion that rides on all 7 kingdoms
(2) Babylon II
(3) Media Persia
(4) Greece
(5) Imperial Rome

One kingdom IS at the time of the first Rapture:
(6) Ecclesiastical Rome, headed up by the Pope

One kingdom is yet to come:
(7) Babylon III, to be headed up by the False Prophet

Rev 13:1,2 says, "I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea (nations and people), having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and UPON HIS HEADS (all 7) THE NAME OF BLASPHEMY (Pontifex Maximus, the high priest, a title that only belongs to Christ). And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard (Greece, Dan. 7:6), and his feet were as the feet of a bear (Media Persia, Dan. 7:5), and his mouth as the mouth of a lion (Babylon, Dan. 7:4): and the dragon (Satan) gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority."

The first Rapture comes before the Tribulation. The second Rapture comes at the end of the shortened Tribulation. Rev. 18:3-5 says, "all nations (i.e., the UN) have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication (joining together with pagan religions), and the kings of the earth have committed fornication (joined) with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven (at the 2nd Rapture), saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities."

She will be destroyed when the asteroids of Rev. 8:8-11 impact Earth. Rev. 18:21 says, "And a mighty angel took up a stone (Satan's asteroid Wormwood) like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon (the literal city in Iraq) be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all."

Isa 22:16-19 says, "What hast thou here? (Babylon) and whom hast thou here (the Satan-possessed False Prophet), that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he (Satan) that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock? (Wormwood) Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee. He will surely violently turn and TOSS THEE LIKE A BALL into a large country (not tiny Israel): there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house. And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down."

The "chariots of thy glory" are Satan's planet Rahab that split and became our Asteroid Belt and the asteroid Wormwood.

Psalm 89:10 says, "Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm."

Isa. 51:9 says, "Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD (i.e., the Pre-incarnate Christ); awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut (split) Rahab, and wounded the dragon (Satan)?" Agape

Incoming e-mail

Much Thanks for your good Biblical info. Whew...you are quite a busy lady and you took your time to "reason together with me"!!!!!!!
Only about 90 more days and we are outta' here..can hardly wait to go to Heaven where all is peace and joy.

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