Pro and Con 1458
APOD CALLS IT AN ELEPHANT'S TRUNK IN CEPHEUS
I CALL IT CEPHEUS, THE KING THAT REPRESENTS CHRIST
In the Zodiac, God's Gospel in the Stars, Cepheus is holding aloft a fistful of fabric strips, the sign of a religious leader. That's why we call religious leaders men of the cloth. Rev. 6:2 says, "behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow (toxon, simple fabric); and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer." He too will be a religious leader.
Another Astronomy Picture of the Day
Forty years ago, in December of 1968, the Apollo 8 crew flew from the Earth to the Moon and back again. Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders were launched atop a Saturn V rocket on December 21, circled the Moon ten times in their command module, and returned to Earth on December 27.
The Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Broadcast
Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the Moon, entered lunar orbit on CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts; Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders did a live television broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed pictures of the Earth and Moon seen from Apollo 8. Lovell said, "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth." They ended the broadcast with the crew taking turns reading from the book of Genesis.
"For all the people on Earth the crew of Apollo 8 has a message we would like to send you".
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness."
"And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."
"And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good."
Borman then added, "And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you - all of you on the good Earth."
From a post on Five Doves site: Re: "Christmas & Hanukkah continue, watch carefully
Tony Ellsworth (26 Dec 2008)
There are two reasons to continue to watch the 40 year anniversary of Apollo 8. Again, this was the faithful mission reading the book of Genesis as a testament to God’s creation. Their mission launched on December 21st and landed on December 27th. Also, I checked on the Jewish date for the mission which continued through the 6th day of Tevet (January 2nd ). The Christmas Eve “Genesis Proclamation” was on Tevet 3rd which is December 30th this year. Tevet is a very special month which brings me to point #3…
Tevet is the month Esther was called up to replace Vashti, which is a well known Biblical Rapture Archetype. The book of Esther does not mention God’s name directly in the book which is a reference to faith and a reflection of these last days. In Esther chapter 2 she named the queen and taken to the Royal Palace in the month of Tevet, and a great “gift giving” holiday is made in her name.
Hanukkah has 8 days, and last day of the holiday is December 29th. This is the Jewish date of Tevet 2. The Apollo 8 mission and Hanukkah overlap, so I would say December 28th – 30th are very important to watch. Here’s how those days break down:
December 28th/Tevet 1/New Moon
December 29th/Tevet 2/Last Day of Hanukkah
December 30th/Tevet 3/Apollo 8’s Christmas Eve Jewish 40th anniversary date 1968
December 26th has two things:
4 year anniversary of the “Great Tsunami”
Boxing Day, which is Saint Stephen the martyr’s day. Stephen was martyred before the Apostle Paul’s conversion. Paul watched Stephen die. Stephen forgave his executioners and saw “heaven open up and Jesus sitting at the right hand of God.” Stephen’s name means crown or wreath.
When dates come and go it can be discouraging. Unfortunately this comes with the territory since it is a type of perceived abandonment, leaving an “orphan” type feeling behind in its wake. The pain is real. It can be so painful a person can feel like never “watching” a date go by again. Since we are waiting for our Heavenly Father, the “groaning,” as the Bible calls it, will continue until that day. We cannot “predict” the day, but we also don’t have to stand watch “generically.” Having stood a military watch myself, I can tell you no one can watch properly without taking in the information the Holy Spirit leads us to daily, and putting it to use. It should be obvious to “watchers” that the world is drawing to what the Bible talks about in regards to a world government, religion, etc. Jesus said it best “…when you see these things lift your heads high for your redemption draws near.”
On the Five Doves site, Jen (22 Dec 2008) asked, "Have you ever seen anything like this?" Included were 2 pictures of a Sun Dog seen in Canada. Our son saw this too, in California. He was only able to see the left flash and the upper part of the bow. Here are some more pictures of Sun Dogs, which are caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere. The Sun Dogs are the two flashes on either side of the Sun. They always appear at 22 degrees from the Sun.
Sun Dog with vertical bar:
A Sun Dog with a cross in it was once seen over Jerusalem about one whole day.
To the Jews, there are four New Years, Tishri 1, Shevat 15, Nisan 1, and Elul 1
Tishri 1 (Sept. 30, 2008) was the Feast of Trumpets, 1st day of the Civil Year.
Shevat 15 (Feb. 9, 2009) will be the New Year of Trees. Almonds will bloom first.
Nisan 1 (March 26, 2009) will be the first day of the Regnal and Sacred Years.
Elul 1 (Aug. 21, 2009) will be the New Year for the tithing of cattle.
A friend mentioned that the Rapture might be on the New Year of Trees. However, it is not mentioned in the Torah. It is mentioned at least once in the Mishnah.
By Tu B'Shevat, most of the winter rain has fallen. The trees that go dormant during the winter will start to bud and bloom soon. The almond is the first. The peach and apricot follow. From the time a fruit tree is planted, the fruit may not be eaten until the 5th year (Lev. 19:23-25). Today, trees are planted on Tu B'Shevat.
Tourist discovers trove of 1,300-year-old coins in Jerusalem's City of David
By Nadav Shragai, 23/12/2008
Tags: Jewish World, Jerusalem
A British tourist working in an archaeological dig in Jerusalem on Sunday unearthed a treasure of 264 gold coins from 1,300 ago. Archaeologists called the find "one of the most impressive deposits ever found in the capital."
The coins were found by Nadine Ross, who came to Israel for one month to volunteer at the archaeological site at the City of David. They all carry the portrait of the Roman emperor Heraclius, who ruled the empire between 610 and 641.
Incoming e-mail, Re: The Return
I think you maybe you should quit guessing.
Many of your guesses are based upon assumptions. Like a house of cards. If one assumption is wrong, even slightly, then the whole thing falls apart.
Do you honestly believe that an all knowing God would allow you to know the date of his return?
That would be pure arrogance. For we are but dust.
Keep in mind one thing. When you die, its the end anyways.
Lastly - do you consider yourself to be a prophet? True biblical prophets inspired by God were never wrong.
There are no more prophets since the writing of the boof of Revelations. The Holy Bible is the end of any revelation from God.
Anything else is inspired by Satan. That would be called extra-biblical revelation. And there is a curse at the end of the Bible for anyone who tries to do so.
> > Do you honestly believe that an all knowing God would allow you to know the date of his return?
Definitely, when the time is right, the time of the Pre-Trib Rapture, the Pre-Wrath Rapture and the Second Advent can be known.
I believe what I read in Scripture 100%, don't you?
In Mark 13:23, The Lord himself declared, "TAKE YE HEED: behold, I HAVE FORETOLD YOU ALL THINGS." The clues we need are right there in the Bible. I'm searching for them, aren't you? Why not? Prov 25:2 says, "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter."
I want to be one of the wise that shall understand. Daniel 12:10 says, "Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and NONE OF THE WICKED SHALL UNDERSTAND, BUT THE WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND." That's a precious promise.
In Mark 13:37, Jesus commanded, "what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." When God himself says watch, I'M WATCHING.
NOT WATCHING HAS PENALTIES. In Rev. 3:3, Jesus says to the church, "If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee."
THERE WILL BE SIGNS THAT OUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH
Luke 21:25-27 says, "there shall be SIGNS in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; 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 (they see the Sign of the Son of Man of Mt. 24:30 seven months before the Second Advent; Eze. 39:12,13)."
WHEN THESE BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, YOUR REDEMPTION IS NIGH
In verse 28, Jesus said, "WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, THEN LOOK UP, AND LIFT UP YOUR HEADS; FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH"...
In verse 36, Jesus commanded, "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." I'm striving to be accounted worthy. Will you be accounted worthy to escape all these things?
Have we had signs in the heavens? Yes, especially when the String of Pearls hit Jupiter in July, 1994. No one living had ever seen such a sight. It caught the attention of the whole world. The wise understood that we were in or approaching the time of the end, and the rest went on in oblivion.
Under an Astronomy Picture of the Day showing the String of Pearls, it said, "Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, named after its co-discoverers, was often referred to as the "string of pearls" comet. It is famous for its suggestive appearance as well as its collision with the planet Jupiter!...In July of 1994 these pieces collided with Jupiter in a rare and spectacular series of events." (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap980801.html)
The first piece hit with a Texas-sized bang on July 16, 1994. That was Av 8, 5754. At 6 PM, Av 9 started. That was when both Solomon's and Herod's Temples were set on fire.
Have we had "upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring"? Yes. The tsunamis that killed about 200,000 people in the Indian Ocean area on Dec. 26, 2004.
In Mt. 24:32-34, Jesus said, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree (Israel, Joel 1:6,7); When his branch (klados, young tender scion broken off for grafting, i.e., modern Israel) is yet tender (apalos, young, i.e., no more than 19, which she was in 1967), and putteth forth leaves (she grew leaves, the Gaza Strip, the Sinai, the Golen Heights and the West Bank, in the Six-Day War of 1967), ye know that summer is nigh (the Six-Day War began June 5; summer began June 21): So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it (i.e., the Pre-Trib Rapture) is near, even at the doors (symbol of the Pre-Trib and Pre-Wrath Raptures; Rev. 3:8,20; 4:1). Verily I say unto you, THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, TILL ALL THESE THINGS BE FULFILLED."
In Mt. 1:17, we find out that a generation is 48.33 years. The Six-Day War of 1967 + 48.33 yrs = Tishri 1, 5776, the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 14, 2015. To me, that means that the Pre-Wrath Rapture should be on Sept. 14, 2015.
It takes place just before God's wrath hits Earth. In Rev. 6:17, the day of God's wrath has come. In Rev. 7:14, the Tribulation saints are in Heaven, having been caught up in the Pre-Wrath Rapture. Then, after Jesus is seated as judge at the Judgment Seat of Christ during the silence in both Heaven and Earth: Hab. 2:20; Rev. 8:1. Next, the 7 trumpets will be given to the 7 angels. Fire was put in a censer and hurled at the Earth to symbolize the asteroid impacts that will be the wrath of God. We find out more about that in Rev. 8:8-11.
The wrath of God on the Day of the Lord will hit Earth on the Feast of Trumpets. Joel 1:14,15; 2:1,2 says, "Sanctify ye a fast (the upcoming Day of Atonement), call a solemn assembly (i.e., on the Feast of Trumpets), gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land 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....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 (Gog's army, Eze. 38:18-20); there hath not been ever the like (i.e., nothing like it will happen at the beginning of the Tribulation), neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations."
Dan 11:45; 12:1,2 says, "And he (the Satan-possessed False Prophet) shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble (i.e., Jacob's trouble), such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time (probably Sept. 14, 2015) thy people shall be delivered (i.e., in the Pre-Wrath Rapture), every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake".
If Sept. 14, 2015 is the Day of God's Wrath at the end of the 2300-day shortened Tribulation (Dan. 8:13,14), the first day, figured by inclusive reckoning because it is a block of time) would be next Pentecost, May 29, 2009.
The Pre-Trib Rapture should take place before that. How could it take place later? Are my figures correct? Are the signs valid? Could they mean anything else?
There seems to be a gap between the Pre-Trib Rapture and the Tribulation. In Rev. 17:14, "they that are with him (Jesus) are called, and chosen, and faithful." Yet, verse 12 says, "And the ten horns (i.e., 10 kings crowned at the beginning of the Tribulation; Rev. 13:1,2) which thou sawest are ten kings, which HAVE RECEIVED NO KINGDOM AS YET; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast." Maybe the gap will turn out to be the 10 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. I have to look for more clues. If you know of any I have not mentioned, please pass them on to me.
> > When you die, its the end anyways.
Not on your life. In John 11:26, Jesus, who is both God and man said, "whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall NEVER DIE. Believest thou this?"
Jesus has supreme qualifications. He is the "LORD" of the Old Testament and the "Lord" of the New Testament. He is both YHWH king of Israel and YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer.
Isa. 44:6 says, "Thus saith the LORD (YHWH) the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD (YHWH) of hosts; I am the first (YHWH king of Israel), and I am the last (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer); and beside me there is no God."
In Isa 44:8, our Redeemer says, "Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any."
Ex. 24:10 said, "And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were (i.e., as if it were) the body of heaven (the heavenly body, i.e., the 3rd heaven Paul was caught up to in II Cor. 12:2) in his (or its) clearness." Sapphire is Jesus' birthstone (September). It means Heaven, and represents our Heaven, which is the third heaven counted from the Earth.
In Isa 48:16-18, our Redeemer, the Lord, who sat upon the sapphire pavement at Mt. Sinai, said, "Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD (the Father), and his Spirit (the Holy Spirit), hath sent me (the Son of God, the Redeemer, i.e., the pre-incarnate Christ). Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. O that thou hadst hearkened to MY COMMANDMENTS! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea".
The throne of the only God/man is on the sapphire planet.
Eze 1:1 says, "the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of GOD. Verses 26-28 tell us more about the throne of the God/man: "above the firmament (expanse of space) that was over their heads (i.e., farther out in space than the 4 terrestrial planets that fly in concentric circles) was the likeness (symbolic language) of a THRONE, as the appearance of a SAPPHIRE stone: and upon the likeness (i.e., the symbol) of the THRONE was the likeness as the appearance of a man (i.e., the God/man) above upon it. And I saw as the COLOUR OF AMBER, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins (i.e., 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., in circles around it). 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. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD."
> > do you consider yourself to be a prophet?
No way. I have just been studying the Bible as hard as I can go for the last 48 years. The Lord woke me up one night and said, "Be still and know that I am God," but he didn't say I was a prophet. My wildly beating heart just instantly became calm.
At one time, I had asked the Lord what he wanted me to do. Later on, in a darkened room, I saw a rectangle of light on Jer. 50:2. It said, "Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces."
It looks like the day that Babylon will be taken, will be the Feast of Trumpets, Tishri 1, 5776, Sept. 14, 2015. That's a generation, 48.33 years, after the Six-Day War of June 5, 1967.
Since the day of God's wrath is to be a day of darkness, Pastor Mark Biltz looked for an eclipse on NASA's charts. Astonished, he found sets of 4, called tetrads, that are on Jewish Feast Days. He wrote,
"1601 to 1700 - 0 TETRADS
1701 to 1800 – 0 TETRADS
1801 to 1900 – 0 TETRADS
1901 to 2000 – 5 TETRADS
2001 to 2100 – 8 TETRADS
"This is only 13 astronomical tetrads in 500 years! What makes a tetrad even rarer from a prophetic viewpoint is when all four total eclipses in the tetrad fall on a Biblical feast day or “appointed time....
"For example, the first PROPHETIC TETRAD since 1 AD falls in the period 1949 to 1950, the year after Israel’s birth in 1948....
"1949, April 13 [5709, Nisan 14]
1949, October 07 [5710, Tishrei 14]
1950, April 02 [5710, Nisan 15]
1950, September 26 [5711, Tishrei 15]...
"1967 to 1968
Notice that this is a back-to-back prophetic tetrad. It is not only the next tetrad after 1949 to 1950, but it is also prophetic. The tetrads of 1949 to 1950 and 1967 to 1968 are the only back-to-back prophetic tedrads since 1 AD to the present time.
If ever God wanted our attention that the events that were unfolding at this time in
history were the harbingers of “things to come,” He could not have made it clearer. These are their appointed times according to the NASA website:
1967, April 24 [5727, Nisan 14]
1967, October 18 [5728, Tishrei 14]
1968, April 13 [5728, Nisan 15]
1968, October 06 [5729, Tishrei 14]
Why back-to back prophetic tetrads? What has 1967 in common with 1949? War! And the end of a war! The first year of this tetrad saw the beginning and end of another decisive war between the Gentile Arab nations and Israel – the Six Day War."...
"2014 to 2015
"In the two previous prophetic tetrads, the emphasis was on the first years of the tetrad, 1949 and 1967. Here it is the last year, 2015....
2014, April 15 [5774, Nisan 15]
2014, October 08 [5775, Tishrei 14]
2015, April 04 [5775, Nisan 15]
2015, September 28 [5776, Tishrei 15]
...this blood red moon takes place “immediately after” the close of the Tribulation and brings to mind the words of Jesus, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light” (Matthew 24:29)."...
"Consider this sequence in 2015 on the Hebrew calendar:
29 Adar 5775 [New Year’s Eve Sacred Calendar] – Total SOLAR eclipse
15 Nisan 5775 [Passover] – Total LUNAR eclipse
29 Elul 5775 [New Year’s Eve Civil Calendar] – Partial SOLAR eclipse
15 Tishrei 5776 [Succot] – Total LUNAR eclipse"...
At 6 PM on 29 Elul 5775, the Feast of Trumpets, Tishri 1, 5776 (Sept. 14, 2015) will begin. A Partial SOLAR eclipse falls on the exact day that seems to be the Day of God's Wrath.
These markers are all the more remarkable when we find out that there are no more PROPHETIC tetrads in this century.
WOW! and the Lord figured out how to achieve all this before the world began. He sure has my respect. I'm thankful that he has given us signs.
Be Aware. Agape
My reply to a post on Five Doves site, Re: STOP LOOKING FOR 'A SIGN' ! JESUS SAYS THERE WILL BE 'NO SIGN; Bruce Warner (27 Dec 2008)
> > We have already received the ONLY SIGN WE WILL GET. THAT 'SIGN' IS JESUS CHRIST, HIMSELF, THE SON OF MAN. Jesus has already fulfilled the prophecy of the 'Sign of Jonah'. Jesus has fulfilled ALL the prophecies of the 'Old Testament'. Jesus says NOT to waste your time looking for ANY OTHER SIGN EXCEPT JESUS CHRIST, Himself. We have been informed!
Would you be so kind as to tell me where Jesus said that when speaking about the our days, the time of the last generation? I searched on eSword for "waste your time," and it isn't in the KJV New Testament.
The sign of Jonah was for the scribes and Pharisees of THAT GENERATION.
Mt 12:38-40 says, "Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous GENERATION seeketh after a sign; and there shall NO SIGN BE GIVEN TO IT, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."
Other things, even in those days, were signs given to believers. Jesus walked on water, calmed the sea, and transported a boat from the middle of the Lake of Galilee to the other shore instantly. That lake was about 8 miles wide. They could have been 4 miles from shore, or "about five and twenty or thirty furlongs.
John 6:15-21 says, "When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. Then they willingly received him into the ship: and IMMEDIATELY THE SHIP WAS AT THE LAND WHITHER THEY WENT." What is that called? teleportation?
That teaches us a valuable lesson. To understand that correctly, we have to read Mt 14:24. It says, "But the ship was now IN THE MIDST OF THE SEA", which was about 8 miles wide. That shows us that we have to put all accounts of the same thing together to fully understand it.
Your thoughts are on the time slot of Jesus' ministry, from 27 to 30 AD. There were great signs between then and 70 AD, from the Temple gate opening every night at midnight, and the crimson cloth not turning white, to the army seen in the sky that Josephus tells us about, and you are forgetting what Jesus said about our times in Luke 21.
In Luke 21:10,11, Jesus said, "Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and GREAT SIGNS SHALL (future tense) THERE BE FROM HEAVEN."
Luke 21:25-36 says, "AND THERE SHALL BE SIGNS IN THE SUN (including Solar eclipses?), AND IN THE MOON (Blood Moon eclipses marking 1948, 1967 and 2015?), AND IN THE STARS (i.e., Jupiter got hit by 21 comet pieces, the first hitting in the night of Av 9, when 2 Temples were set fire), AND UPON THE EARTH DISTRESS OF NATIONS (ever since the Dow dropped to 777.68 as 5769 started), WITH PERPLEXITY; THE SEA AND THE WAVES ROARING (the tsunamis in the Indian Ocean killed 230.000); Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming (i.e., in the future) 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 ('then shall appear the SIGN of the Son of man in heaven:' Mt 24:30). And WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, THEN LOOK UP, AND LIFT UP YOUR HEADS; FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH. And he spake to them a parable; BEHOLD THE FIG TREE (Israel back in the land, a SIGN followed by 4 eclipses on the eve of or on Feast Days), AND ALL THE TREES; WHEN THEY NOW SHOOT FORTH (1967's Six-Day War, also followed by 4 eclipses), HE SEE AND KNOW OF YOUR OWN SELVES THAT SUMMER IS NOW NIGH AT HAND (the Six-Day war started June 5; summer started June 21). SO LIKEWISE YE, WHEN YE SEE THESE THINGS (i.e., these signs) COME TO PASS, KNOW YE THAT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NIGH AT HAND. Verily I say unto you, THIS GENERATION (i.e., a sign) 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, 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 shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 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."
I'm watching for signs. In Mark 13:37, Jesus commanded, "And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." Agape
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