Pro and Con 1506
The Temple Institute did start building the altar in the evening of Tisha B Av (Av 9, 5769)
Temple Institute to Build Sacrificial Altar on Tisha B'av
by Yehudah Lev Kay
The Temple Institute, which has already built many of the vessels for the Holy Temple, such as the ark and the menorah, has now embarked on a project to build the altar. Construction begins Thursday in Mitzpe Yericho (east of Jerusalem) at 5:30 p.m.
“Unfortunately, we cannot currently build the altar in its proper place, on the Temple Mount,” Temple Institute director Yehudah Glick said. “We are building an altar of the minimum possible size so that we will be able to transport it to the Temple when it is rebuilt."
Temple Altar Construction Begins on Day of Destruction
by Yehudah Lev Kay
The Temple Institute began work on the sacrificial altar Thursday, Tisha B’av, the day the Second Temple (also the First Temple) was destroyed almost 2,000 years ago.
Pictures of Krakatoa's new eruptions
A Sign, Jupiter's Great Black Spot,
Posted: Friday, July 24
by Alan Boyle
makeover checkout, the Hubble Space Telescope was turned toward Jupiter this week to capture a picture of the bruise left behind by a comet or asteroid - and it's a real beaut of a shiner.
Hubble's view, captured by its brand-new Wide Field Camera 3 on Thursday, is the sharpest visible-light image of the impact site, which was first seen by Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley on Sunday and has been changing day by day. The picture also represents Hubble's first science observation since it was upgraded during May's final servicing mission by the space shuttle Atlantis' crew.
Marie Komar (1 Aug 2009)
While we wait, here’s something to consider:
My son brokers international financial products and is in contact with various individuals in high-echelon banking circles. Rumors are flying that there definitely will be a bank holiday in the US between now and October. Their recommendation: have cash on hand, and provisions for 2-3 weeks. For those invested in US dollars - get out now.
It’s happened before. Check out
Obama's Enlarged Birth Certificate from Kenya
My notes after watching the updated video "JESUS GAVE US THE NAME OF THE ANTICHRIST"
The first video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXMAnlMmEPw) presented reasons that a Hebrew Rabbi might say that Luke 10:10 suggests the Hebrew, "BARAQ 'U' (OR 0) BAW-MAW," the "O" being a conjunction). The update merely says, "BARAQ BAMAH".
Either way, when first heard, that similarily to Barack Obama is astonishing. Did Jesus actually suggest the name of the Antichrist?
Luke 10:18 says that Jesus "said unto them, I beheld Satan as LIGHTNING fall from HEAVEN."
It is recorded in Greek, but Jesus would have originally said this in Aramaic, which is like a dialect of Old Hebrew.
"LIGHTNING" IS "BARAQ" IN HEBREW
The word for LIGHTNING in Hebrew is Strong's H1300 BARAQ. From H1299, it means "lightning; by analogy a gleam; concretely a flashing sword: - bright, glitter (-ing, sword), lightning." H1299, baraq, means "to lighten (lightning): - cast forth."
2Sam 22:15 mentions lightning. It says, "he sent out arrows, and scattered them; LIGHTNING (H1300 BARAQ) and discomfited them."
Similarly, Psa 144:6 sayx, "Cast forth LIGHTNING (BARAQ), and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them." That's enough to get our attention.
Isa 14:12-14 says, "How art thou FALLEN FROM HEAVEN (H4480 min H8064 shamayim), O Lucifer (i.e., Satan), son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ASCEND (H5927 alah) into heaven (H8064 shamayim), I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides (flanks, i.e., rotating to the east and west, like Saturn) of the north: I will ascend (H5927 alah) above the HEIGHTS (H1116, BAMAH) of the clouds; I will be like the most High."
"HEIGHTS" ARE "BAMAH" IN HEBREW
Heights can suggest Heaven, and Jesus said, "I beheld Satan as LIGHTNING (Heb. BARAQ) fall from HEAVEN." The Hebrew for "HEIGHTS" is "BAMAH."
DOES THAT MEAN THAT JESUS GAVE US A HINT THAT BARACK OBAMA IS THE ANTICHRIST?
After watching the first video, my immediate thought was, "Is Aramaic Old Hebrew?"
it says, "Hebrew is one of the longest continuously recorded languages that has survived to the modern day. It first appeared around the late 11th or early 10th century BCE in the form of the Gezer calendar. While the script on this inscription is called Old Hebrew, it is barely discernible from Phoenician from where it originated.
Meanwhile, another Phoenician-derived script, ARAMAIC, was quickly becoming the international trade language in the ancient Middle East. Consequently, by the 6th century BCE, the Hebrews started writing in Aramaic for every day use and confined the Old Hebrew script for religious use (and the occasional inscription on coins). The Aramaic script adopted by the Hebrews quickly became known as the Jewish script, and because of the shape of its letters it also became known as ketab merubba`, or "square script...
"Like all Proto-Sinaitic-derived scripts, vowels are not written in either Old Hebrew nor Jewish scripts. However, it became increasingly important to record the vowels when Aramaic became more popular as the spoken language rather than Hebrew."
Wikipedia says, "Modern Israeli Hebrew has borrowed many words from Aramaic." Then they are not exactly the same language.
The Aramaic Bible - Introduction #1
History of the Peshita Bible and the Aramaic Language
By Keith Hunt
It says, "When Jesus sent seventy of his disciples out to preach the gospel, he instructed them not to go in the way of the Gentiles or into any city of the Samaritans but to go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, meaning the ten tribes who were lost from the house of Israel. SOME of the descendants of these Hebrew
tribes are still living in Iraq, Iran, and Turkey, and most of them still converse in Aramaic....
"The Assyrian church, or as it is known, the ancient Apostolic and Catholic Church of the East, was one of the STRONGEST Christian churches in the world and was noted for its MISSIONS in the Middle East, India, and China. Its missionaries carried the Christian gospel as far as CHINA and MONGOLIA, INDONESIA, JAPAN and other parts of the world.
"Not until the 14th century was this church RIVALLED by ANY OTHER church in the world. It was the most POWERFUL BRANCH of Christendom in the Near East, Palestine, Arabia, Lebanon, Iran, India and elsewhere.
"All the literature of this church was written in LITERARY ARAMAIC.....
"The PERSIANS used the Aramaic language because this tongue was the language of the TWO Semitic empires, the empire of ASSYRIA and the empire of BABYLON".....
"Aramaic was the language of Semitic culture, the language of the Hebrew patriarchs and, in the older days, the lingua of the Fertile Crescent.
"The term 'Hebrew' is derived from the Aramaic word ABAR or HABAR which means "to cross over." This name was given to the Hebrew people simply because Abraham and the people who were with him CROSSED the river Euphrates and went to Palestine. Therefore, they were known by those who lived east of the river Euphrates as Hebrews, that is, "the people across the river." All branches of the great Semitic people had a COMMON speech. How could the people of Nineveh have understood Jonah, a Hebrew prophet, had the Biblical Hebrew tongue been different from Aramaic?
"It is evident that during the exile and post-exile the Hebrew writers used Aramaic. Some of the portions of their works were put into Hebrew. Daniel and Ezra were born during the captivity. Hebrew was no longer spoken and the official language
of writing in Babylon was southern Aramaic and the Jewish community had already parted with their Hebrew (the two languages were so close that Hebrew could not be retained in Babylon).
"Thus, the CAPTIVITY produced the TRANSITION from Hebrew, a SISTER language, into ARAMAIC.
"Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic were VERY CLOSELY related, like American English and English spoken in England. Whether the Hebrew prophets wrote in Hebrew or Aramaic would make LITTLE difference. The differences would be like those between several Arabic dialects which are spoken in Arabia. Even though the VERNACULAR speech differs because of LOCAL color and idioms, the NORM of the written language remains the SAME......The GRAMMAR, VERBS, NOUNS, and OTHER parts of speech are practically the same in the ancient Biblical Hebrew language and Aramaic. The STRUCTURE of a sentence, in point of GRAMMAR and SYNTAX of
Biblical Hebrew or Aramaic, is the SAME.
"But this is NOT the case when translating from Hebrew or Aramaic into a TOTALLY ALIEN tongue such as Greek, Latin, or English.
"Moreover, the ALPHABET in Hebrew and Aramaic is EXACTLY THE SAME and ALL LETTERS are PRONOUNCED ALIKE"....
The Hebrew Alphabet
Another way of stating this is to state that in our modern Hebrew TaNaKs, we see the Hebrew language in Aramaic letters.
The Lamsa Bible is translated from the Peshitta (which is Aramaic), "The Authorized Bible of the Church of the East." In it, Luke 10:19 says, "I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven."
Luke 10:18 (KJV) says, "he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning (Greek: astrape) fall from heaven (Gr. ouranos)."
Isaiah 14:12 (KJV) says, "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Zech 9:14 (KJV with Strong's numbers) says, "And the LORDH3068 shall be seenH7200 overH5921 them, and his arrowH2671 shall go forthH3318 as the lightning:H1300 and the LordH136 GODH3069 shall blowH8628 the trumpet,H7782 and shall goH1980 with whirlwindsH5591 of the south.H8486
The Hebrew for "lightning" is baraq. That does suggest Barack.
Gen 1:14 "God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years".
The Hebrew for "heaven" is "shamayim." That does not suggest Obama. Maybe going to the Aramaic is a bit of a stretch.
THE NAME OF BLASPHEMY, WHICH I THINK HAS TO BE PONTIFEX MAXIMUS, HAS TO BE ON THE 6TH HEAD OF THE GREAT RED DRAGON, AND IT IS NOT ON BARAK OBAMA.
Rev. 13:1-4 says, "I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast (i.e., the great red dragon) rise up out of the sea (or the Holy See?), having seven heads (world empires) and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns (i.e., it is during the Tribulation), and UPON HIS HEADS (i.e., on all 7 world Empires) THE NAME OF BLASPHEMY (PONTIFEX MAXIMUS, STARTED BY NIMROD AT THE TOWER OF BABEL AND CONTINUED DOWN TO THE ECCLESIASTICAL ROMAN EMPIRE IN POWER AT THE TIME OF THE RAPTURE). 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 II, Dan. 7:4): and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads (the Holy Roman Empire) as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast (head of the revived Roman Ecclesiastical Empire). And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast (Pontifex Maximus): and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? "
Rev 17:10 says,, "And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come".
THE SEVEN WORLD EMPIRES, FIVE HAVE FALLEN, ONE IS, AND ONE IS YET TO COME
FIVE ARE FALLEN
1. Babel, led by Nimrod, the 1st Pontifex Maximus of the Babylonian Mystery Religion
2. Babylon II, led by Nebuchadnezzar, the Pontifex Maximus
3. Media-Persia, led by the Pontifex Maximus
4. Greece, led by the the Pontifex Maximus
5. Holy Roman Empire, led by the Pontifex Maximus
6. Roman Ecclesiastical Empire, led by the Pontifex Maximus, the Pope
AND ONE IS YET TO COME
7. Babylon III, will be led by the False Prophet, the final Pontifex Maximus
Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Is Barak Obama the Antichrist? Does he have the title Pontifex Maximus? No. Therefore, I still think the Pope will be the first beast of Revelation 13. He is the Pontifex Maximus. He heads up the Roman Empire whose deadly wound was healed. Instead of the Holy Roman Empire, we have the Roman Ecclesiastical Empire.
My reply to a post on Five Doves site
Re: Kevin Drake (30 July 2009) "Lord's Day and 70th Week"
> > the "day of the Lord" is simply a period of time IN WHICH Jesus will bring in His kingdom. A great deal happens WITHIN "the day of the Lord", but that "day" is a very long period of time, some of which is relatively CALM. Not all of the "day of the Lord" involves catastrophic judgments upon man.
THE DAY OF THE LORD IS ONE DAY, JESUS' LONG DAY, A DAY OF CATASTROPHIC JUDGMENT UPON UNBELIEVERS LEFT ON EARTH AFTER THE PRE-WRATH RAPTURE
You are so right that a great deal happens on the Day of the Lord, but it is ONE DAY, JESUS' LONG DAY, of which JOSHUA'S LONG DAY was a type. Jesus' name from the Hebrew is Joshua, a dead give-away.
Jesus' Long Day will be long because the two large asteroids of Rev. 8:8-11 will come in at an oblique angle, hit Earth and turn it upside down.
"HE WILL SURELY VIOLENTLY TURN AND TOSS THEE LIKE A BALL INTO A LARGE COUNTRY"
That "ball" is an asteroid named Wormwood (Rev. 8:11). It will hit Earth hard. 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? (an asteroid, a piece of his former planet Rehab, now our Asteroid Belt) 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: 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."
Isa 24:1 says, "Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it UPSIDE DOWN, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof."
On Earth, it will be the day of the Pre-Wrath Rapture and the Day of God's Wrath.
In Heaven, it will be the day of the Coronation of Christ, the Marriage of the Lamb, and the Judgment Seat of Christ. There will be no other day like it, ever.
> > The "day of the Lord" began in the Fall of 2000.
The great and terrible Day of the Lord will be the Day of God's Wrath that will END the Great Tribulation. That day has not yet begun.
> > we knew that the "day of the Lord" had to start sometime within the 40 year generation, which we found to have run from Fall 1967 to Fall 2007. Fourthly, because of Jeremiah 30:7 ("time of Jacob's trouble"), we knew that the "day of the Lord" would have to be in close proximity to end of that 40 year generation that saw the "fig tree" (Israel) reborn and grow.
According the Mt. 1:17, a generation can be 48.33 years. 1967 + 48 = 2015. The Day of God's Wrath could be the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 14, 2015.
THE DAY OF THE LORD IS THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE, NO OTHER DAY IS LIKE IT
Jer 30:7 says, "Alas! for THAT DAY is great, so that NONE IS LIKE IT: it is even THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE; but he shall be saved out of it."
Since "NONE IS LIKE IT", the great and terrible Day of the Lord is ONE LITERAL DAY, "A TIME OF TROUBLE, SUCH AS NEVER WAS SINCE THERE WAS A NATION EVEN TO THAT SAME TIME."
THE DAY OF THE LORD IS A DAY OF DARKNESS AND A FEAST DAY
Amos 5:18 says, "THE DAY OF THE LORD IS DARKNESS, AND NOT LIGHT."
Therefore, the DAY OF THE LORD has not yet begun.
Amos 5:20,21 says, "Shall not THE DAY OF THE LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it? I hate, I despise your FEAST DAYS, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies."
THE DAY OF THE LORD IS THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH AND THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS
Zeph 1:14-18 says, "The great DAY OF THE LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. THAT DAY IS A DAY OF WRATH, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A DAY OF THE TRUMPET AND ALARM against the fenced cities (including Jerusalem), and against the high TOWERS. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the DAY OF THE LORD'S WRATH; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land."
Joel 1:14,15; 2:1,2 says, "Sanctify ye a fast (the upcoming Day of Atonement), call a solemn assembly (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); there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations."
THE ASTEROID AS LARGE AS A MOUNTAIN WILL FALL INTO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Rev 8:8-11 says, "a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called WORMWOOD". Wormwood will total Babylon.
Zeph 2:3-5 says, "Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger. For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up. Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast".
Isa 30:25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in THE DAY OF THE GREAT SLAUGHTER, WHEN THE TOWERS FALL."
Years ago, when I was studying hard, trying desperately to understand the whole Bible, the Lord put a rectangle of light on Jer. 50:2 in a darkened room. I read it over and over. 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."
Jer 50:13-16 says, "Because of THE WRATH OF THE LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by BABYLON shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues. Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD. Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for IT IS THE VENGEANCE OF THE LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her. Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest".
"THE VENGEANCE OF HIS TEMPLE"
Nebuchadnezzar's troops burned Solomon's Temple. Jer 50:23-28 says, "How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD. The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans (not the USA, as some think). Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left. Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation. The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, THE VENGEANCE OF HIS TEMPLE."
The Roman troops of Titus burned Herod's Temple. In the end, the head of the Roman Ecclesiastical Empire will move to Babylon to be included in the final destruction of Babylon.
Jer 50:46 says, "At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations."
Jer 51:6 says, "Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence." This is echoed in Rev. 18:4. It says, "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
Jer 51:11 says, "Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for HIS DEVICE IS AGAINST BABYLON, TO DESTROY IT; BECAUSE IT IS THE VENGEANCE OF THE LORD, THE VENGEANCE OF HIS TEMPLE."
Rev 18:21 says, "And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all."
Jer 51:42 says, "The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof."
FOLLOWING THE PRE-WRATH RAPTURE WILL BE "A TIME OF TROUBLE, SUCH AS NEVER WAS SINCE THERE WAS A NATION EVEN TO THAT SAME TIME"
Dan 12:1 says, "And at that time (the day the False Prophet will come to his end (Dan. 11:45) shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be A TIME OF TROUBLE, SUCH AS NEVER WAS SINCE THERE WAS A NATION EVEN TO THAT SAME TIME: and at that time (one day) thy people (Israelites) shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." This deliverance will be when the 144,000 Israelites will be caught up to Heaven in the Pre-Wrath Rapture (Rev. 7:1-8,14).
> > Look closely at Jeremiah 30:7. "Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it." What is "that day"? It is the "day of the Lord"; the period of time in which Israel will be saved. It ("that day") is connected with the 2nd Advent. It ("that day") is that 7th day Sabbath of "rest" (verse 10), typified by the 7th day of creation (Genesis 2:2-3). That 7th day of creation was NOT like the other 6 days of creation, in that that 7th day had NO evening or morning. It typifies the 7th prophetic "day" when Christ returns at the 2nd Advent and brings in His Millennial kingdom.
No other day is like it; the DAY OF THE LORD is the TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE, NOT THE DAY OF THE SECOND ADVENT. Jesus will return then in glory. It will not be a dark day.
ON THE SECOND ADVENT, "AT EVENING TIME IT SHALL BE LIGHT"
Zech. 14:5-7 says, "the LORD my God shall COME, AND ALL THE SAINTS WITH THEE. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day nor night: but it shall come to pass, that AT EVENING TIME IT SHALL BE LIGHT."
> > Notice that Jeremiah 30:7 says "none is like it". What is this referring to? It is referring to "that day" (the "day of the Lord") being UNLIKE any other day in history. It ("that day") is DIFFERENT from all the previous "days" (1000 years each) found in the creation account. Remember that the 6 "days" in the creation account are prophetic. Second Peter 3:8 told us that one day is equal to 1000 years. So the 6 days of creation represent 6000 years of man's history, then on the 7th day, God will "rest" and bring in His kingdom on earth. So there is "none like it". Do you understand this?
What I understand is that the DAY OF THE LORD is one literal day, the DAY OF GOD'S WRATH on Earth, a day like no other--ever. It is the DAY OF DESTRUCTION.
In Heaven, the Day of the Lord is the day of Christ's Coronation, the Marriage of the Lamb, the arrival of the Tribulation saints, and the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Rev 11:15-19 describes that day. It says, "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 (thrones), fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art (on the DAY OF THE LORD), and wast (at the First Advent), and art to come (at the Second Advent 7 months future); 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 (AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST) unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy (ON THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH) 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."
> > Jeremiah explains further in verse 7: "it is even the time of Jacob's trouble". Jeremiah is telling us that WITHIN "that day" (the "day of the Lord"-which is a period of time with more than 1000 years in it; for it had no evening or morning "in type"), there will be a "time of Jacob's trouble". What does this mean? It means that somewhere in that period of time (typified by the 7th day), God is going to bring trouble to Jacob (Israel) and then save them "out of it" (verse 7). How? By the Second Coming!
THE MILLENNIUM WILL START ON JESUS' LONG DAY
Dan. 12:1,2 says that it is, "A TIME OF TROUBLE, SUCH AS NEVER WAS SINCE THERE WAS A NATION EVEN TO THAT SAME TIME: AND AT THAT TIME (one day) thy people (Israelites) shall be delivered (in the Pre-Wrath Rapture), every one that shall be found written in the book."
THE SECOND COMING IS 7 MONTHS AFTER THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH
Eze. 38:18-20 takes place on the DAY OF GOD'S WRATH. It says, "And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that MY FURY shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of MY WRATH have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence (paniym, face, when they see the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky), and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground."
THE 7 MONTH INTERVAL
Eze. 39:12,13 tells us about the 7 months between the Day of God's Wrath and the Second Advent. It says, "And SEVEN MONTHS shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified (i.e., at the Second Advent), saith the Lord GOD."
> > the "day of the Lord" is NOT synonymous with the "seven year Tribulation Period", for much of the "day of the Lord" is relatively calm. Not all of it is judgment and wrath!
Very little of the Day of the Lord could be calm.
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" (i.e., on Joshua's Long Day).
JOSHUA'S LONG DAY, THE TYPE OF JESUS' LONG DAY
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 (like the asteroids of Rev. 8:8-11) FROM HEAVEN upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with HAILSTONES (A HAIL OF ROCKS) 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, instead of Joshua's Long Day, it will be JESUS' LONG DAY, and THE VENGEANCE OF HIS TEMPLE. Agape
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