Pro and Con 1436
Incoming e-mail, Re: Two Feet of the Body of Christ (post script)
I just want to share this with you as food for thought. Bruce Baber
Post script: Draw two stick figures on a sheet of paper. The first one will represent the statue in Daniel's vision. Label the head Babylon. The arms and shoulders will be the Medes and Persians. The torso is Greece. The legs are the eastern and western Roman empire. Lastly the feet are the end-time empire. Now start labeling the second figure with Christ as the head. The arms and shoulders are Ephesus and Smyrna. The torso is Pergamos. The legs are Thyatira and Sardis. The end-time church is represented by Philadelphia and Laodicea. Many have erroniously labeled all of the end-time church as Laodicea because it is mentioned last in Revelations. However Laodicea best describes the state of the end-time church in Europe and parts of America. Certainly the church in China, Africa and elsewhere is best described as Philadelphia!!! The two feet of the body of Christ truly is the end-time church.
> > The two feet of the body of Christ truly is the end-time church.
Thanks. I didn't think about the feet, just the legs. It makes sense, because the feet of Nebuchadnezar's statue represent the end times. Two heads are better than one.
Rev 12:1-5 says, "And there appeared a great WONDER IN HEAVEN; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet (i.e., it is Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets), and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a MAN (NEUTER GENDER) CHILD (MASCULINE GENDER), who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child (i.e., THE BODY OF CHRIST) was caught up (HARPAZO, to seize, carry off by force, i.e., to be raptured) unto God, and to his throne."
It now seems clear that Jesus, the saints of the Pre-Trib Rapture, and the saints of the Pre-Wrath Rapture are all to be born on the Feast of Trumpets, i.e., when Virgo is clothed with the Sun and the Moon is literally under her feet.
Rev 12:13,14 says, "And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth (Mid-Trib), he persecuted the woman (Israel) which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness (eremos, desert, i.e., Petra), into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent." Agape
My reply to someone that sent me Pastor Riley's article (omitted because of length)
Re: "TEN DAYS BEFORE THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE", by Marilyn Agee
and my reply to "Israel's L-o-o-n-g Night!" by Pastor F.M. Riley
I believe that the script for the miracle play, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ," is written from the view point of ten days before the Pre-Trib Rapture. The Rapture is "at hand" in both the first and last chapters (1:3 and 22:10). Jesus signs off in 22:20 with, "Surely I come quickly. Amen." He comes quickly at the Rapture (2:5).
In Rev 1:8, Jesus introduced himself, saying, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning (LORD of the Old Testament) and the ending (Lord of the New Testament), saith the Lord, which is (i.e., at about the time of the Rapture), and which was (at the First Advent), and which is to come (at the Second Advent), the Almighty."
After that Introduction and the Preview of the Rapture in 1:9-18, Jesus, the author, tells John, narrator and scribe, to "Write the things which thou hast seen (i.e., before the Rapture), and the things which are (at the time of the Rapture), and the things which shall be hereafter" (after the Rapture) (Rev. 1:19).
Hereafter the Rapture starts in 4:1. It says, "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be HEREAFTER."
In Jesus' monologue to the seven churches ten days before the Rapture, Rev 2:10,11 says, "Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION TEN DAYS: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life (i.e., at the Rapture). He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death." The overcomer will be caught up in the Pre-Trib Rapture (Rev. 4:1; 5:9) or the Pre-Wrath Rapture (Rev. 7:9,14) on the Day of God's Wrath (Rev. 6:17).
On Sept. 22, 2008, we might be 10 DAYS FROM THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS. The Jewish Calendar says that Tishri 1, 5759 will be on Sept. 30, 2008. However, if we are to go by the position of the new Crescent Moon, Tishri 1 could be on October 2nd.
It looks like Pastor Riley agrees with me on a Rosh-HaShanah-Feast-of-Trumpets Rapture. He said, "Folks, in a few more days [42 days from this writing] Rosh HaShanah will be here. God’s people [true believers] all over the world are expecting the Lord to come for His people on that day…..or sooner! And rightly so! Habakkuk 2:3. Will YOU be one of God’s people that are caught up to glory when the Lord comes?"
I sincerely hope so. Hab 2:3 says, "the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry."
THE DAY TO WATCH
Tishri 1 should be when the Crescent New Moon is under the feet of Virgo, as in Rev. 12:1. According to YourSky, on Sept. 30, the Moon will not be under her feet. On Oct.1, the New Crescent Moon is close, but a very thin crescent and under her feet before sunset. On Oct. 2, the Moon is directly under her feet AFTER sunset. Michael Rood thinks the crescent new moon will be sighted on Oct 2, because of when it was sighted on Av 1. Therefore, I think the Pre-Trib Rapture could take place Oct.2, 2008. We should be watching Sept 30 - Oct 2.
THE MAN CHILD
Rev 12:1,2,5 says, "there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman (i.e., the Constellation Virgo) clothed with the sun, and THE MOON UNDER HER FEET, and upon (lit., over) her head a crown of twelve stars (Aurora Borealis): And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.... And she (representing the virgin of Israel) brought forth a MAN CHILD, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne."
The word "man" is neuter gender, and "child" is masculine. Therefore, I think this man child represents the entire Body of Christ, of which Jesus is the head, and the saints are the rest of the body. The two feet are the Pre-Trib-Rapture saints and the Pre-Wrath-Rapture saints. Both take place in the end-times. Have you noticed that Virgo's feet are not side by side? She is standing flat on one, but the other one is stretched out downward. I think that is to portray the fact that the two Raptures are not side by side. One is before the Tribulation. The other one is at the end of the shortened Great Tribulation.
Christ will rule with a rod of iron, and the church will rule with him with a rod of iron. Rev 2:27 says, "And he (overcomer of Thyatira) shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father."
The statue Nebuchadnezzar dreamed about represents world empires, and the two feet represent the end times. The 10 toes are the 10 end-time kings of Rev. 17.
Of the time of the first Rapture, Rev 17:10-14 says, "And there are seven kings: five are fallen (the fallen world empires are  Babel,  Babylon II,  Media-Persia,  Greece, and  the Roman Empire), and one is  the Roman Ecclesiastical Empire headed by the Pope), and the other (Babylon III, headed by the False Prophet) is not yet come; and when he cometh (Mid-Trib), he must continue a short space (the shortened Great Tribulation). And the beast (Satan) that was (in Judas Iscariot), and is not (in man now), even he is the eighth (Satan, the tail of the great red dragon), and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition (the son of perdition, the Satan- possessed False Prophet). And the ten horns which thou sawest are TEN KINGS, which have received no kingdom as yet (i.e., at the time of the Pre-Trib Rapture); 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 (i.e., at the time of the Pre-Trib Rapture) are called, and chosen, and faithful"
The head of the Body of Christ was born into a new world on the Feast of Trumpets. The General Assembly in Heaven is on the Feast of Trumpets. That is the day of the Pre-Wrath Rapture. Therefore, we have good reason to expect the Pre-Trib Rapture on the Feast of Trumpets.
A huge drop in the stock market was in the news Wed, Sept. 17, 2008. "The Dow Jones industrial average lost 450 points, giving it a shortfall of more than 800 so far this week" (http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-ap-wall-street,0,4187589.story). The stock market rallied somewhat today, but the financial picture of the nation is still painted in bleak colors.
Is this leading up to the tribulation of the last TEN DAYS BEFORE THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE? It sure looks that way. I'll be watching the news. Maybe we will be able to figure out when the last 10 days start. Will it be Sept. 22? Maybe.
To get ready, Christians should confess their sins committed AFTER accepting Christ to God. All before that watershed are wiped off the books. All after that are stains on our white robes. To remove the stains, 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." This is how the wise virgins of Mt. 25 get enough oil of the Holy Spirit to go with the Bridegroom when he comes for them.
> > "Israel's L-o-o-n-g Night!" by Pastor F.M. Riley
"The Seven Year Tribulation
> > The Hour of Temptation 3 1/2 years
> > The Hour of Judgment 3 1/2 years
I think the Judgment Seat of Christ convenes on the Day of God's Wrath at the end of the shortened Great Tribulation, the last half of the Tribulation.
> > There it is folks! Laid out before our readers according to what the Scriptures literally say and teach. Now remember what the Lord Jesus Christ Himself actually and literally promised to His church, “Because thou hast kept the Word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation [peirasmos], which shall come upon all the world, to try [peirasmos] them that dwell upon the earth,” Revelation 3:10. Glory! Glory to God! Hallelujah!
> > Folks, do you realize the full truth of what this means?
> > (1) It means that God’s people [true believers] will not enter into any part or portion of the Tribulation period; not one minute; not one second of the Tribulation period. God’s people will be totally and completely kept from “the hour of temptation” [peirasmos], and therefore kept from the entire Tribulation. Glory to God! The Lord keeps His promises!
> > (2) It means that the so-called “pre-wrath” and “partial rapture” theories are pure fiction; silly theories; false teaching; and at the worst unscriptural lies.”
> > (3) It means that the 70th Week of Daniel prophesied in Daniel 9:24-27 is still ahead and is yet to be fulfilled...
> > No true New Testament believer will ever enter any part of the coming Tribulation period.
I seldom disagree with Pastor Riley, but I disagree with this.
To me, there are two trumps of the Lord to catch up his believers, i.e., there is a Pre-Trib Rapture and a Pre-Wrath Rapture. If there is a "last trump", as in I Cor. 15:51,52, there has to be a first trump. I believe the first "trump of God" is in I Thess. 4:16,17.
1Th 4:16,17 says, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the TRUMP OF GOD: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." At this first trump, believers become incorruptible, but not immortal. 1Co 15:42 says, "the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption".
1Cor. 15:51-53 says, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we (including Paul) shall ALL be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we (all believers) shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, AND this mortal must put on immortality." I think this will take place after we are all called to the General Assembly in Heaven on the day of the 2nd Rapture.
Heb. 12:22,23 says, "ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the GENERAL ASSEMBLY and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect".
Mt 24:30,31 says, "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. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a TRUMPET, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of HEAVEN to the other."
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 to the uttermost part of HEAVEN."
The entire Body of Christ is called to the General Assembly. Those that were caught up to Heaven in the Pre-Trib Rapture are called from one end of Heaven to the other. Those still on Earth are called up from the Earth in the Pre-Wrath Rapture.
In Nu. 10:2-4, the Lord says to Moses, "Make thee TWO TRUMPETS of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them (i.e., both) for the calling of THE ASSEMBLY, and for the journeying of the camps (plural). And when they shall blow with THEM (i.e., both), ALL THE ASSEMBLY shall assemble themselves to thee at the DOOR of the tabernacle of the congregation. (That represents the 2nd Rapture when all saints are called to the General Assembly in Heaven). And if they blow but with ONE TRUMPET, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee." This represents the first Rapture, the Pre-Trib Rapture.
The princes are the 24 elders of Rev. 4:4. They are the 12 patriarchs and the 12 apostles.
At the first trump, the PHILADELPHIANS, for whom Jesus has no words of condemnation, will go through the OPEN DOOR, and the unrepentant Laodiceans will be spewed out of Christ's mouth. At the last trump, the Laodiceans will be caught up with the Tribulation saints.
In Rev 3:16-19, Jesus spoke to the "CHURCH of the Laodiceans", therefore, they are BELIEVERS, He said, "because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I WILL SPUE THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I COUNSEL THEE TO BUY OF ME GOLD (deity, i.e., the Holy Spirit) tried in the fire (i.e., in the Tribulation), that thou mayest be rich; AND WHITE RAIMENT, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. AS MANY AS I LOVE, I REBUKE AND CHASTEN; BE ZEALOUS THEREFORE, AND REPENT (metanoeo, change ones mind).
These Christians thought they had it made, thought they would be caught up in the first Rapture because they had accepted Christ. They didn't think they needed to do anything. Yet, it seems that they had to change their mind and confess their sins committed after they accepted Christ to bring them under the blood of Christ too.
1Jn 1:9 tells us what to do when we sin after accepting Christ. It says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." This is how we wash our spotted robes in the blood of Christ.
2Peter 1:9 says, "But he (i.e., the Laodiceans) that lacketh these things is BLIND, AND CANNOT SEE AFAR OFF (i.e., Heaven), and hath forgotten that he was purged from his OLD SINS." That purging of old sins happened when he accepted Christ. Those sins were wiped off the slate. At that point, he was a wise virgin, with enough oil of the Holy Spirit. After he sinned again, he was quenching the Holy Spirit. The command is to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to quench not the Holy Spirit. Sinning quenches the Holy Spirit. Confessing that sin increases the Holy Spirit in us. The Holy Spirit wells up within us like a fountain of living water.
No Christian will be lost. The ones left behind at the First Trump will be caught up with the Tribulation saints at the Last Trump.
Of the LAST TRUMP, Rev. 7:13,14 says, "one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of GREAT TRIBULATION, AND HAVE WASHED THEIR ROBES, AND MADE THEM WHITE IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB."
Among these that have washed their robes are the unrepentant believers that were left behind the first time. By the beginning of the Day of God's Wrath (Rev. 6:17), they have washed their robes by confessing all their sins committed after they accepted Christ. Those sins must be brought under the blood of Christ too. 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."
In Rev. 3:8-11, Jesus told the Philadelphians (meaning brotherly love), "I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an OPEN DOOR, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience (hupomone, PATIENT WAITING), I also will keep thee from (ek, out of, away from) the hour of temptation (peirasmos, trial, i.e., the Tribulation), which shall come upon ALL THE WORLD, to try (peirazo, try or test) them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly (probably at the Feast of Trumpets): hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown."
The first-trump Rapture is in Rev. 4:1-4. The last-trump Rapture is in Rev. 7:9,14.
Rev 4:1-4 says, "After this I looked, and, behold, a DOOR was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a TRUMPET talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter (after the 1st Rapture). And immediately I was (lit., became) in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper (first stone in the breastplate) and a sardine stone (last stone in the breastplate, i.e., Jesus, both man and God sits on the throne, he is both the first and the last): and there was a rainbow (i.e., Saturn's rings) round about the throne (which is on Saturn, the 3rd heaven, II Cor. 12:2), in sight like unto an emerald (Judah's stone, i.e., this is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah). And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold."
John is one of the elders. He was caught up at the same time the other 23 elders were caught up. They are the 12 patriarchs and the 12 apostles of Israel.
The saints caught up in the first Rapture are seen in Rev. 5:9. It says of the 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 caught up in the second Rapture are seen in Rev. 7:9,14-17. It says, "A GREAT MULTITUDE, which no man could number, OF ALL NATIONS, AND KINDREDS, AND PEOPLE, AND TONGUES, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands... THESE ARE THEY WHICH CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION (the last half of the Tribulation), AND HAVE WASHED THEIR ROBES (i.e., as the Laodiceans needed to do), and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne (Jesus Christ) shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For THE LAMB (i.e., Jesus Christ) WHICH IS IN THE MIDST OF THE THRONE shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God (Jesus is both man and God) shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
Of the great number caught up in the second Rapture, only the 144,000 Israelites are able to sing the NEW SONG. Rev. 14, 3-5 says, "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."
It seems to me that the 144,000 are added to the Bride of Christ group caught up in the first Rapture. Thus, all the Bride of Christ can sing the new song.
Psalm 149:1-9 is interesting. It says, "Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a NEW SONG, and his praise IN THE CONGREGATION OF SAINTS(i.e., in Heaven). Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. LET THE SAINTS BE JOYFUL IN GLORY: LET THEM SING ALOUD UPON THEIR BEDS. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: THIS HONOUR HAVE ALL HIS SAINTS. Praise ye the LORD."
Psalm 40:1-3 shows that many will see the first Rapture, fear, and then trust in the Lord. It says, "I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit (as Jeremiah was pulled up out of a miry pit), out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock (Heaven), and established my goings. And he hath put a NEW SONG in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it (i.e., the Pre-Trib Rapture), and fear, and shall trust in the LORD." They will be caught up in the Pre-Wrath Rapture.
No believer will be left on Earth to endure the Wrath of God. They will be in Heaven receiving their rewards when the Wrath of God is cast on Earth.
Rev 11:15-19 says, "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; 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, 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."
> > According to Pastor Mark Biltz’s observation of the eclipses, the alinement of the planets in our solar system, and the movement of the constellations in the heavens, and according to the Scriptures, the coming seven year Tribulation will end on Yom Kippur, the Great Day of Atonement in 2015. I want to go on record right here as saying that I totally concur with Pastor Biltz’s discovery
I agree with Pastor Biltz on 2015, but think the Day of God's Wrath will end the shortened Tribulation on the Feast of Trumpets, Tishri 1, 5776, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015.
The last trump of God will sound, and the Tribulation saints will be caught up to attend the General Assembly in Heaven at the same time the Philadelphians are gathered from one end of Heaven to the other.
Mt. 24:30,31 says, "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. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of HEAVEN to the other."
The Rapture of the Tribulation saints takes place at the same time. They too are called to the General Assembly in Heaven. 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 to the uttermost part of HEAVEN."
Heb 12:22-25 says, "But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the GENERAL ASSEMBLY (a festal assembly) and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of JUST MEN MADE PERFECT, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we ESCAPE (i.e., be raptured), if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven".
> > Folks, at the end of this forty-two year period on Yom Kippur, September 23, 2015, the Lord Jesus Christ, “the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David” [Revelation 5:5], “the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” [John 1:29], “the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” [Revelation 19:16], will return in all His glory
> > These “Seven Days of Awe” precede the final “great day of the Lord” which comes on Yom Kippur.
I think the Day of the Lord will come on the Feast of Trumpets.
Joel 1:14,15 says, "Sanctify ye a fast (the upcoming Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur, Tishri 10), call a solemn ASSEMBLY (on the Feast of Trumpets, Tishri 1), gather the elders (caught up in the 1st Rapture) and all the inhabitants of the land (caught up in the 2nd Rapture) into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD, Alas for the day! for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come."
Joel 2:1,2 says, "Blow ye the TRUMPET in Zion, and SOUND AN ALARM in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the DAY OF THE LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations."
Gog's army is attacking Israel (Eze. 38:18-20). This causes the Lord to step in and fight for Israel.
Zech 14:1-3 says, "Behold, the DAY OF THE LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle."
That was on Joshua's long day, a type of Jesus' Long Day, which is the Day of God's Wrath.
Joshua 10:11-14 says, "as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that THE LORD CAST DOWN GREAT STONES FROM HEAVEN UPON THEM unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for THE LORD FOUGHT FOR ISRAEL."
The next time, the Lord will throw down the asteroids of Rev. 8:8-11 without "the voice of a man" being involved. The Earth will be turned upside down.
> > ...this is the year that the resurrection and rapture of God’s people [true believers] is going to occur. We are soon going “home.” Glory!
I hope he is right about this. It sure looks promising from this vantage point. Agape
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