Pro and Con 1471

Posted 2-12-09

A SIGN: "Gamma-ray Flare Star"

February 10, 2009: NASA's Swift and Fermi spacecraft are monitoring a neutron star 30,000 light years from Earth that is drawing attention to itself with a series of powerful gamma-ray flares.

"At times, this remarkable object has erupted with more than a hundred flares in as little as 20 minutes," ..."The most intense flares emitted more total energy than the sun does in 20 years."

The star, known as SGR J1550-5418, lies in the southern constellation Norma. It began a series of modest eruptions on Oct. 3, 2008, settled down for a while, then roared back to life on Jan. 22, 2009, with an intense episode.

Because of its rapid-fire outbursts and gamma-ray spectrum, astronomers classify the object as a "soft-gamma-ray repeater" -- only the sixth known....

Scientists think the source of the flares is a spinning neutron star--the superdense, city-sized remains of a supernova....This particular neutron star is believed to be a "magnetar," a neutron star with an incredibly intense magnetic field.

Truth or fiction, here's an interesting Quote From "The Book of Enoch" regarding his Rapture, and its similarity to the Rapture of Elijah

3:31-16: And all the sons of men assembled and came to Enoch that day; and all the kings of the earth with their princes and counsellors remained with him that day; and Enoch then taught the sons of men wisdom and knowledge, and gave them divine instruction; and he bade them serve the Lord and walk in his ways all the days of their lives, and he continued to make peace amongst them. And it was after this that he rose up and rode upon the horse; and he went forth and all the sons of men went after him, about eight hundred thousand men; and they went with him one day's journey.

And the second day he said to them, Return home to your tents, why will you go? perhaps you may die; and some of them went from him, and those that remained went with him SIX DAY'S JOURNEY; and Enoch said to them every day, Return to your tents, lest you may die; but they were not willing to return, and they went with him.

And on the sixth day some of the men remained and clung to him, and they said to him, We will go with thee to the place where thou goest; as the Lord liveth, death only shall separate us.

And they urged so much to go with him, that he ceased speaking to them; and they went after him and would not return; And when the kings returned they caused a census to be taken, in order to know the number of remaining men that went with Enoch; and it was UPON THE SEVENTH DAY THAT ENOCH ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN IN A WHIRLWIND, WITH HORSES AND CHARIOTS OF FIRE.

My comments

That reminds me of the Rapture of Elijah. The horses and chariots of fire match up with the chariot of fire that took Elijah up to Heaven. Also, there was a delay both times.

2Ki 2:1-14 says, "And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from GILGAL. And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to BETHEL. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel. And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head TO DAY? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace. And Elijah (meaning God of Jehovah) said unto him, Elisha (meaning God of [his] God), tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to JERICHO (meaning his moon, or his month, i.e., Nisan, Jericho fell on Nisan 21). And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho. And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head TO DAY? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace. And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to JORDAN (meaning a descender). And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on. And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan. And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground. And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so."

Continuing, it says, "And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a CHARIOT OF FIRE, AND HORSES OF FIRE, and parted them both asunder; and ELIJAH WENT UP BY A WHIRLWIND INTO HEAVEN. AND ELISHA SAW IT, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over."

My reply

> > What do you think? 4/11/2009 Shab Nisan 17 5769 I think anytime during Passover season. It could be on Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits or the 7th day of Passover. I think the latter is most likely, because that's when they took Jericho. They went straight up and were given the city that they had just circled 7 times. That sounds like the type of the Rapture to a seven-ringed planet. Agape

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Thank you my Sister. I have followed your ministry for the past 15 years, more or less. I, too, am getting up in years, not quite up to you. I gave my heart and life to Jesus in 1954 and I have read the Bible cover to cover twice yearly ever since. Plus many hours of in depth studies. I never tire, and God is always reveal new insights, especially about our "terminal generation." I'm sure you know what I mean. May He continue to bless you both.

My reply to a post on the Five Doves site: I DON'T BELIEVE THAT "NOBODY HAS GONE TO HEAVEN, EXCEPT JESUS"

Re: Mark Copfer (URL) Biblical Proof that NOBODY has gone to heaven, except Jesus Christ himself, January 24, 2009
What really happens when you die?

> > Jesus Christ declared that no one has gone to heaven except Himself.
> > It's true. Here's the stunning quote.
> > And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. (John 3:13, King James Version)

On that day, BEFORE THE CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION, John 3:13 was a true statement. It does not apply to any time after Resurrection Day.

Before Resurrection Day, the saved dead were in a compartment in the Earth called "Abraham's bosom." After the Resurrection, Jesus took "Abraham's Bosom," and the saved within it, to the literal third Heaven, which I think is Saturn. The first heaven is Mars. The second heaven is Jupiter. The third heaven is Saturn.

The symbol of Saturn is the sapphire, which means "dear to the planet Saturn," from the Sanskrit sani (Saturn) and priya (dear). September's birthstone, and therefore Jesus', is the sapphire and means heaven. That is why the Lord was seen on a sapphire pavement at Mt. Sinai, and why the Lord's ringed sapphire throne in Eze. 1:26-28 represented Saturn.

Ex. 24:10 says, "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).

Eze 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that THE HEAVENS WERE OPENED, AND I SAW VISIONS OF GOD."

Eze 1:26-28 says, "And above the firmament (expanse of space) that was over their heads (farther out in space than the four terrestrial planets) was the likeness 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., the man/God, Jesus) 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 (the 7 rings). As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain (i.e., 7 color rings formed by sunshine on ice crystals), so was the appearance of the brightness round about (i.e., Saturn has 7 rings made visible by sunshine on ice crystals). This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD."

In Luke 16:19-26, we read about the two compartments in the Earth, ABRAHAM'S BOSOM WAS FOR THE SAVED. HELL WAS FOR THE LOST. It says, "There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into ABRAHAM'S BOSOM: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in HELL he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but NOW HE IS COMFORTED, AND THOU ART TORMENTED. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence."

On Crucifixion Day, Jesus told the thief on the cross, "Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in PARADISE" (Luke 23:43).

On Resurrection Day, Jesus took Paradise and its contents to Heaven, then returned to Earth. He could not be touched until after he returned. In John 20:17, "Jesus saith unto her (Mary Magdalene), Touch me not; for I AM NOT YET ASCENDED TO MY FATHER: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ASCEND UNTO MY FATHER, AND YOUR FATHER; AND TO MY GOD, AND YOUR GOD."

Eph 4:8 says, "Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men."

After that, Paul was caught up to the THIRD HEAVEN, which was PARADISE, but he didn't want to boast about it. In 2Cor 12:2-5, he said, "I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one CAUGHT UP TO THE THIRD HEAVEN. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into PARADISE, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. "

PARADISE IS IN HEAVEN. In Rev 2:7, Jesus said, "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the PARADISE of God."

In the First-Trump Rapture, the Bride of Christ will be caught up to Heaven before the Tribulation starts. 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."

At this time, Jesus will bring with him FROM HEAVEN the dead in Christ. 1Thess 4:13,14 says, "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so THEM ALSO WHICH SLEEP IN JESUS WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM. "


2Cor 5:6-8 says, "Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be ABSENT FROM THE BODY, AND TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD."

Incoming e-mail, Re: I don't think you see the point I'm trying to make (I may be wrong-sorry)

Back to my original question Ė I donít think you have yet seen the part that I find so fastinating.

The two witnesses are killed at mid trib.

Their prophesy is 3.5 years.

They must START very near the beginning of the trib.

The angels have already spent 391 days preparing when the witnesses start prophesizing.

They arenít loosed until the 6th trumpet Ė but they start preparing 391 days before the 6th trumpet, and we see by the two witnesses that the 6th trumpet is very near the beginning of the tribulation. The angels start preparing 391 days BEFORE the start of the trib. That is my point in a nutshell.

Rev 9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

Rev 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Thank you again for taking the time to review my findings. I know youíre busy....

My reply

> > The angels have already spent 391 days preparing when the witnesses start prophesizing.

I don't think Rev. 9 indicates that.

I think the 7 trumpets are sounded on one literal day, the Day of the Lord, the Day of God's Wrath, which I think will be the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 14, 2015. Therefore, the four angels would be loosed at a certain hour on Sept. 14, 2015 to slay the third part of men.

Rev 9:13-16 (ISV) says, "When the sixth angel blew his trumpet, I heard a voice from the four horns of the gold altar in front of God. It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are held at the great Euphrates River." So the four angels who were ready for THAT HOUR, DAY, MONTH, AND YEAR (i.e., one hour of Tishri 1, 5776) were released to kill one-third of humanity. The number of cavalry troops was 200,000,000. I heard how many there were." Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re: Your website

...Out of curiosity, do you receive the Cutting Edge newsletter? I was reading it yesterday and they mentioned that it would still be some time yet until the antichrist would come onto the scene because the 10 kingdoms are not set up completely yet. I think that they mentioned that 5 are in place thus far. Anyway, I became a bit dismayed to think that we may not be raptured as soon as we think because of this. What are your thoughts?...

My reply

...I disagree with this statement, "it would still be some time yet until the antichrist would come onto the scene because the 10 kingdoms are not set up completely yet."

The setting of Rev. 17 is right after the Rapture has taken place. Verse 14 says, "he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that ARE WITH HIM are called, and chosen, and faithful."

At the same time that the called, and chosen, and faithful are with Christ, Rev 17:10-12 says, "And there are seven kings: five are fallen (kings that ruled Babel, Babylon II, Media-Persia, Greece and Imperial Rome), and ONE IS (the Pope, head of Ecclesiastical Rome), and the other (the False Prophet, also head of Ecclesiastical Rome, Rev. 13:12) is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space (1040 days instead of 1260). And the beast (Satan) that was (in Judas Iscariot, the first son of perdition), and is not (in man at the time of the Rapture), even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition (the False Prophet, the last son of perdition). And the ten horns which thou sawest are TEN KINGS, which have received NO KINGDOM AS YET; but receive power as kings one hour (hora, an hour, literally or figuratively, day, hour, instant, season, i.e., the first 1260 days of the Tribulation) with the beast" (the 1st beast of Rev. 13). This beast is the one that has the name of blasphemy, Pontifex Maximus. Rev 13:12 says of the 2nd beast, "he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him."

Rev. 13:1 says, "and upon his heads (7 heads) the name (i.e., one name) of blasphemy. The common denominator is the title Pontifex Maximus. It was on the 5 kings that are fallen and is upon the 6th king, the one that is in office at the time of the Rapture, the Pontifex Maximus. That title will also be upon the 7th king, the False Prophet, that rules during the 1040 days. Agape

The false prophet, a man of the cloth

Jesus is the true Lamb of God. However, Mt 7:15 warns us, saying, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in SHEEP'S CLOTHING (lamb's wool), but inwardly they are ravening wolves."

The American Heritage Dictionary says that a man of the cloth is a clergyman. In God's Gospel in the Stars, several of the figures that represent Christ are wearing lambskin to show that they represent a religious figure. King Cepheus is holding a fistful of cloth aloft to show that the great king is a religious leader, a man of the cloth.

Rev 6:1,2 says, "I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and 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."

This man, whoever he turns out to be, will not be caught up in the Pre-Trib Rapture. That will make him easier to identify.
"Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God....dissolves, not by human but rather by divine authority....I am in all and above all, so that God Himself and I, the vicar of God, hath both one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do...wherefore, if those things that I do be said not to be done of man, but of God, what do you make of me but God? Again, if prelates of the Church be called of Constantine for gods, I then being above all prelates, seem by this reason to be above all gods." Decretales Domini Gregori ix Translatione Episcoporum, (on the Transference of Bishops), title 7, chapter 3; Corpus Juris Canonice (2nd Leipzig ed., 1881), col. 99; (Paris, 1612), tom. 2, Decretales, col. 205 (while Innocent III was Pope).

Pope Benedict's Coat of Arms

Pope Benedict XVI's Coat of Arms has three personal elements and two new (elements)...

"Pallium. The use of the white pallium with red crosses draped below the shield is a new addition to papal coats of arms. It represents episcopal authority, the special kind of jurisdiction that is reserved to metropolitan archbishops in their province and to the pope universally in the Church, what is called the plenitudo pontificalis officii (i.e. the plenitude of pontifical office). The style of pallium shown on the coat of arms, WITH EITHER RED OR BLACK CROSSES ON A NARROW BAND OF WOOL, is what is commonly known from the second millennium. At his inaugural Mass, Pope Benedict wore an older style of pallium, broad with red crosses, and hanging down from the left shoulder rather than in the middle. This style is more typical of the first millennium, and similar to the omophorion representing episcopal authority in the Eastern Church.
Pope Benedict XVI Coat of Arms

Pope Benedict XVI substituted a bishop's miter for the traditional pope's tiara, and draped below the shield, added a white woolen* pallium with black crosses.

*In the early papacies, the pallium was made of sheepskin.

Of these two styles of Pallium, Pope Benedict is changing to the one on the right, probably to coordinate with the one he added to his Coat of Arms.

Bible 'expert' proclaims: Jesus is not God

Says most Christians wrong about divinity by misinterpreting Scripture

My comments

He is mistaken.

To me, no real Bible expert would ever say such a thing. I can prove that wrong in one verse, Isa. 44:6. It says, "Thus saith the LORD (YHWH) the King of Israel, AND his redeemer the LORD (YHWH) of hosts; I am the first (YHWH the King of Israel), AND I am the last (his redeemer the LORD (YHWH) of hosts); and beside me there is no God."

How could anyone read Isaiah and not know that the Redeemer is God?

Isa 47:4 says, "AS FOR OUR REDEEMER, THE LORD OF HOSTS IS HIS NAME, the Holy One of Israel."


Isa 45:12 says, "I HAVE MADE THE EARTH, AND CREATED MAN UPON IT: I, EVEN MY HANDS, HAVE STRETCHED OUT THE HEAVENS, and all their host have I commanded."

Isa 45:18 says, "For thus saith THE LORD THAT CREATED THE HEAVENS, GOD HIMSELF THAT FORMED THE EARTH AND MADE IT; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else."


He gave Israel the 10 commandments at Mt. Sinai.

Isa 48:16-18 says, "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 (1), and his Spirit (2), hath sent ME" (3).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!"

Prov 30:4 says, "Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth (God)? what is his name (YHWH), and WHAT IS HIS SON'S NAME (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer, Immanuel [God with us], Yeshua, Jesus), if thou canst tell?"

In Rev 1:8, Jesus said, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, THE ALMIGHTY." Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re:

David Daughtrey (10 Feb 2009)
"Rapture vision of 1996"

My reply

Thank you, David, for telling us the rest of your visions. I hope your white 21 in the blue cloud suggests that the Rapture will be on Nisan 21, 5769 (April 15, 2009), the LAST DAY of The FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD. It makes me think of some things in the book of John.


John 6:3,4 says, "JESUS WENT UP INTO A MOUNTAIN, and there he sat WITH HIS DISCIPLES. And the PASSOVER, a feast of the Jews, WAS NIGH."

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 (Mt 14:24 says, "the ship was now in the midst of the sea', which was about 8 miles wide), 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."


In John 6:39, Jesus said, "And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should RAISE IT UP AGAIN AT THE LAST DAY"

In John 6:40. he said, "And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and BELIEVETH ON HIM, may have everlasting life: and I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY."

In John 6:44, he said, "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY."

In John 6:54, he said, "Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY."

In John 7:3, he said, "In the LAST DAY, THAT GREAT DAY OF THE FEAST, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink." The last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and of the Passover week, was Nisan 21. That will be April 15 this year.

Nisan 21 is also the day Jericho fell. Joshua 6:5 says. "And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ASCEND UP EVERY MAN STRAIGHT BEFORE HIM." Agape

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