Pro and Con 1663
A SIGN, A GAMMA RAY BURST 2.5 MILLION TIMES BRIGHTER THAN THE BRIGHTEST SUPERNOVA, TOOK PLACE 3-19-08 IN BOOTES, WHICH MEANS "HE COMES"
COMET ISON, A DIM SPOT NOW, COULD TURN OUT TO BE ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST COMETS EVER NEXT YEAR
Astronomy Picture of the day, Oct 1:
Explanation: Could this dim spot brighten into one of the brightest comets ever? It's possible. Alternatively, the comet could break up when it gets closer to the Sun, or brighten much more modestly. Sky enthusiasts the world over are all abuzz, though, from the more optimistic speculations -- that the newly discovered C/2012 S1 (ISON) could develop a spectacular tail or briefly approach the brightness of the full Moon toward the end of 2013. Comet ISON currently is very faint but is just visible at magnitude 18 in the above image. The comet, discovered just over a week ago from Russia by Vitali Nevski (Belarus) and Artyom Novichonok (Russia), is currently falling toward the Sun from between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn. In early 2013 October it will pass very near Mars and possibly be visible to rovers and orbiting spacecraft. Comet ISON appears on course to achieve sungrazer status as it passes within a solar diameter of Sun's surface in late 2013 November. Whatever survives will then pass nearest the Earth in late 2013 December. Astronomers around the world will be tracking this large dirty snowball closely to better understand its nature and how it might evolve during the next 15 months.
Introducing Comet ISON
Image Credit & Copyright: Ligustri Rolando
INCOMING EMAIL, RE: SCRIPTURE WARNS ONLY "THOSE WHO ARE IN JUDEA" TO FLEE
SCRIPTURE WARNS ONLY "THOSE WHO ARE IN JUDEA" TO FLEE THE COMING "GREAT TRIBULATION".....
because God's great tribulation is coming only to Judea (Israel) as His vengeance for their unrepentance.
"Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her."
The reason that only "those who are in Judea (Israel)" are warned to flee, to depart and not to enter HER (Israel) is because the coming "great tribulation" is an event exclusive only to Israel. The great tribulation is God's vengeance upon the people of Israel only for their unrepentance. The "great tribulation" is not a world-wide event! Otherwise, why would only "those who are in Judea (Israel)" be warned to flee ? How can anyone-anywhere flee from a from a world-wide event ?
"For these are the days of (God's) vengeance, that all things which are written (in the Old Testament) may be fulfilled........for there will be great distress (great tribulation) in the land (Israel) and wrath upon this people (Jews).
God's shortened great tribulation of Israel will end at the mid-point of the 70th Week with "the elect" remnant of Israel being sent into the wilderness for the next 1,260 days until the Second Coming of the Lord. The 1,260 day last-half of the 70th Week is the "hour of trial" of God's wrath upon the whole world His church/bride is kept from.
There is no Scriptural basis to support the faulty notion that the "great tribulation" is seven-years long or that it is a world-wide event.
According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!
Starting with Luke 21:7, this is the Olivet Discourse. Jesus was talking to his disciples.
Luke 21:7 says, "And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?"
In Luke 21:20-24, Jesus said, "And when ye (i.e., the disciples) shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22 For these be the days of vengeance (i.e., because of the Crucifixion), that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled."
I think Luke 21:24 was fulfilled when the Temple and city of Jerusalem were burned in 70 AD. That one verse covers the time between 70 AD and 1948, when Israel was back in the land.
Luke 21:25-36 can apply to our times, because verse 24 ends with "until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled." That time ended in 1948.
Luke 21:25-36 says, "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon (i.e., the Tetrad eclipses, see list below), and in the stars (huge Gamma Ray Bursts); and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring (i.e., two huge tsunamis in Indonesia and Japan); 26 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 (Satan and his fallen angels will be cast out of Heaven into the Earth, Rev 12:9). 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory (i.e, they will see the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky). 28 And when these things begin to come to pass (the tetrads began in 1949, but this parable in Mt. 24 shows it is talking about the Six-Day War), then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree (Israel), and all the trees (nations); 30 When they now shoot forth (i.e., are at war), ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand (i.e., the Six-Day War began June 5, and summer began June 21). 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled (1967 + 48.33 = Tishri 1, 5776, Sept 14, 2015) (48.33 comes from Mt 1:17). 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34 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. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape (i.e., in the First-Trump Rapture or the Last-Trump Rapture) all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."
I'm hoping for the First-Trump Rapture Mid-Trib, Nov. 8/9, 2012. The Last-Trump Rapture will probably be Sept. 14, 2015, the Day of God's Wrath.
Here is the parable in Mt 24:32-34. "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender (apalos, young), and putteth forth leaves (Sinai, Gaza Strip, West Bank and Golen Heights in the Six-Day War), ye know that summer is nigh (the war started June 5, summer began June 21): 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."
Here is the list of tetrads from Pro and Con 1409.
The first prophetic tetrad since 1 AD falls in the period 1949 to 1950, the year after Israel's birth in 1948. According to NASA's ECLIPSE website, these total lunar ECLIPSES occurred on the following Gregorian dates. I have calculated the equivalent Hebrew dates and inserted them in brackets.
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, April 24 [5727, Nisan 14]
1967, October 18 [5728, Tishrei 14]
1968, April 13 [5728, Nisan 15]
1968, October 06 [5729, Tishrei 14]...
What has 1967 in common with 1949? War!...
2014, April 15 [5774, Nisan 15]
2014, October 08 [5775, Tishrei 14]
2015, April 04 [5775, Nisan 15]
2015, September 28 [5776, Tishrei 15]...
> > There is no Scriptural basis to support the faulty notion that the "great tribulation" is seven-years long or that it is a world-wide event.
I think the whole Tribulation will turn out to be 2300 days (Dan 8:13,14). Thus the first half is 1260 days, and the Great Tribulation will be 1040 days. Agape
HERE IS THE LIKELY DATE FOR "SUDDEN DESTRUCTION" TO "COME UPON" ISRAEL WHICH BEGINS GOD'S GOG-MAGOG WAR/GREAT TRIBULATION OF ISRAEL.....
According to Scripture God's vengeance upon Israel will come only come in a Jubilee Year which is also the 'acceptable year of the Lord'. The next Jubilee Year is the year 5776 or 2016. (1967 + 49 = 2016)
"To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God." (the acceptable year is the Jubilee Year and God's vengeance comes only in that year)
1 Thessalonians 5:3
"For when they say Peace and Safety! Then sudden destruction comes upon them.....and they shall not escape." (God will exercise His vengeance upon Israel when they least expect it in the Jubilee Year which comes only every forty-nine years)
The first-day of the next Jubilee Year is Nisan 1, 5776 which is also April 7, 2016. Nisan 1 is always New Years Day in the Hebrew Spiritual Year. Nisan 1, 5776 is also New Years Day of the next Jubilee Year. This will not happen again for another forty-nine years in the year 2065.
The anti-Christ will declare himself to be God on the preceeding Sunday March 20, 2016 which is the Spring Equinox so it is not in winter and not on the Sabbath. That day is 1,290 days before Feast of Trumpets September 30, 2019 which I believe to be the Second Coming of the Lord.
"And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation.....(of Israel only)"
"And from the time that .......the abomination is set up, there will be 1,290 days."
According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!
HIS SECOND EMAIL:
"NOW WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN" IN ISRAEL ON APRIL 7, 2016 WHICH IS THE FIRST-DAY OF THE NEXT 'JUBILEE YEAR'...........
1 Thessalonians 5:3
'For when they say, Peace and Safety! Then sudden destruction comes upon them.....and they shall not escape." (This is God's great tribulation of Israel)
"Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." (This is our warning of our pending rapture.)
"So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near." (We are given our warning a second time just in case you missed it the first time.)
"But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness or cares of this life, and THAT DAY come on you unexpectedly." (We are given our warning a third time just in case you missed it the first two times.)
1 Thessalonians 5:4
"But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief." (You are not in darkness about THIS DAY because you have been given THREE WARNINGS in Luke 21:28, Luke 21:31, and Luke 21:34.)
ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION?
According to Your Word, Come Lord Jesus!
> > HERE IS THE LIKELY DATE FOR "SUDDEN DESTRUCTION" TO "COME UPON" ISRAEL WHICH BEGINS GOD'S GOG-MAGOG WAR/GREAT TRIBULATION OF ISRAEL.....
> > According to Scripture God's vengeance upon Israel will come only come in a Jubilee Year which is also the 'acceptable year of the Lord'. The next Jubilee Year is the year 5776 or 2016. (1967 + 49 = 2016)
The Jubilee Year will start Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016, according to the Hillel II Hebrew Calendar used today. It will end Nisan 1, 5777, Tues. March 28, 2017.
THE DAY OF GOD'S VENGEANCE SEEMS TO BE SEVEN MONTHS BEFORE THE JUBILEE STARTS
I Think THE DAY OF GOD'S VENGEANCE, the great and terrible Day of the Lord, the Day of God's Wrath, the day of Jacob's trouble, should be Tishri 1, 5776, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, SEVEN MONTHS BEFORE THE JUBILEE YEAR STARTS ON NISAN 1, 5776. On this day, all cities will be in shambles, every wall will fall (Eze 38:18f; Rev 16:16-18). Dead bodies will be everywhere.
On the first day of the Jubilee Year, seven months after the Day of Vengeance, Jesus will return riding on the white horse. We will be following, also riding white horses. Satan and his demons will be put in their prisons.
Rev_19:20 says, "And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone."
Rev_20:10 says, "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever".
I'm taking a fresh look at this. I searched for the word "vengeance" in eSword, and looked up a few more those suggested. Let's see what the following verses suggest. Emphasis and words in parentheses are mine.
Isa 34:8-10 says, "For it is the DAY of the LORD'S vengeance (i.e., Tishri 1, 5776, Sept 14, 2015), and the YEAR (5776) of recompences for the controversy of Zion. 9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. 10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever".
Isa 63:3,4 says, "I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. 4 For the DAY of vengeance (Tishri 1, 5776, Sept 14, 2015) is in mine heart, and the YEAR (5776) of my redeemed is come."
Jer 46:10 says, "For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts (i.e., Jesus, Isa 44:6) hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates."
That brings back memories. Here is the verse I saw a rectangle of light on in a darkened room. Jer 50:2 says, "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."
That reminds me, I think it was some time later, that the Lord woke me up in the night and said, "Be still and know that I am God." I don't know what he did, but I didn't go back to sleep. I didn't move a muscle until daylight." I hope he opened my understanding. I had prayed for that when I started studying the Bible in earnest.
Later, I found out that Psa 46:9-11 says, "He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah" (which means stop and think about this).
The LORD of hosts is Jesus 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 the King of Israel), and I am the last (YHWH his redeemer the YHWH of hosts); and beside me there is no God."
What does it mean, "he burneth the chariot in the fire"? Maybe it means Satan's home Wormwood, an asteroid.
I found out about that in a strange way. I read a tiny filler in the Santa Ana Register. Someone had given the President, I think it was Truman, a 22 inch statue of Isaiah. I read Isaiah 22 and struck pay dirt.
Isa 22:16-19 says, "What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock? 17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee. 18 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. 19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down."
Jer 50:46 says, "At the noise of the taking of Babylon the EARTH IS MOVED". That is because Satan's asteroid Wormwood will obliterate Babylon near the Euphrates.
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."
Jer 51:36,37 says, "Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry. 37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant."
Jer 51:42-44 says, "The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof (i.e., a tsunami). 43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby. 44 And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall."
THE ONLY PLACE THE WORD ARMAGEDDON IS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE
Rev 16:16-21 says, "And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. 17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his WRATH. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent (130 pounds): and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great."
THE WEIGHT OF A TALENT
An ancient Greek amphora. A talent was approximately the mass of the water required to fill an amphora
The talent (Latin: talentum, from Ancient Greek: ... talanton 'scale, balance') was one of several ancient units of mass, as well as corresponding units of value equivalent to these masses of a precious metal. It was approximately the mass of water required to fill an amphora. A Greek, or Attic talent, was 26 kilograms (57 lb), a Roman talent was 32.3 kilograms (71 lb), an Egyptian talent was 27 kilograms (60 lb), and a Babylonian talent was 30.3 kilograms (67 lb). Ancient Israel, and other Levantine countries, adopted the Babylonian talent, but later revised the mass. The heavy common talent, used in New Testament times, was 58.9 kilograms (130 lb).
THE LAST-TRUMP RAPTURE IS ON THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH, THE DAY THE SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN IS SEEN IN THE SKY
The people raptured at the First-Trump Rapture are gathered to the General Assembly from one end of heaven to the other.
Mat 24:31 says, "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."
Then the Last-Trump Rapture gathers the Tribulation saints from the Earth.
Mar 13:26,27 says, "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 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."
2Th 1:7,8 "And to you (brethren, v. 3) who are troubled (i.e., they are in the Great Tribulation) rest with us (i.e., in Heaven), when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven (i.e., they will see the Sign of the Son of Man) with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ".
Heb 12:22-24 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, 23 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, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant".
> > 1 Thessalonians 5:3
> > "For when they say Peace and Safety! Then sudden destruction comes upon them.....and they shall not escape." (God will exercise His vengeance upon Israel when they least expect it in the Jubilee Year which comes only every forty-nine years)
The first-day of the next Jubilee Year is Nisan 1, 5776 which is also April 7, 2016. Nisan 1 is always New Years Day in the Hebrew Spiritual Year.
WILL GOD TAKE VENGEANCE UPON ISRAEL?
Zec 14:-3 says, "Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 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. 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle."
It sounds to me like the Lord will rescue Israel. The way he fought in the day of battle was making the Sun stand still, causing Joshua's Long Day. The Sun will seem to stand still when Satan's asteroid Wormwood hits Earth and turns it upside down. It will be Jesus' long day.
Jos 10:11-14 says, "And it came to pass, 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. 12 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. 13 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. 14 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."
This time, the Lord will do it without hearkening unto the voice of a man. The Lord will fight for Israel. If he didn't, Israel would be wiped out. The asteroid as big as a mountain in Rev 8:8 will hit the Mediterranean Sea. A tsunami will wash Gog's army out of Israel's hair.
I understand that our dates can differ by 2 days, because you are using an astronomical calendar and I am using the present Hillel II Hebrew Calendar. Therefore, we can disregard 2-day differences.
I think the Jubilee Year will be announced on the previous Day of Atonement, probably Sept 23, 2015. Then the Jubilee will begin the following Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016, the anniversary of the Resurrection on Sunday, April 9, 30 AD (Julian).
> > The anti-Christ will declare himself to be God on the preceeding Sunday March 20, 2016 which is the Spring Equinox so it is not in winter and not on the Sabbath. That day is 1,290 days before Feast of Trumpets September 30, 2019 which I believe to be the Second Coming of the Lord.
I expect the Second Advent on Nisan 1, 5776 (April 9, 2016). That will be the first day of the Sacred, Regnal and Jubilee years.
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE JUBILEE YEAR?
It is a 49-year cycle. The 50th year is the first year of the next cycle. Otherwise, it would get out of sync with the Sabbatic Years.
Lev 25:8-13 says, "And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. 9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the SEVENTH MONTH (Tishri), in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. 10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year (STARTING IN THE FOLLOWING FIRST MONTH, NISAN), and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and YE SHALL RETURN EVERY MAN UNTO HIS POSSESSION, AND YE SHALL RETURN EVERY MAN UNTO HIS FAMILY. 11 A jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: YE SHALL NOT SOW, NEITHER REAP that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. 12 For it is the jubile; IT SHALL BE HOLY UNTO YOU: YE SHALL EAT THE INCREASE THEREOF OUT OF THE FIELD. 13 In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession."
THE JUBILEE IS THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD
The Hebrew year 3787 (roughly 27 AD) was a Sabbatic Year, and 3788 (roughly 28 AD) was a Jubilee Year. Probably on the Day of Atonement, an Annual Sabbath, in 3787, Jesus preached the acceptable year of the Lord, the Jubilee that would start the following Nisan 1.
Luk 4:16-21 says, "And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, TO SET AT LIBERTY THEM THAT ARE BRUISED, 19 TO PREACH THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears."
Isa 61:1,2 says, "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,"
Jesus stopped there because at that time, he wasn't proclaiming "the day of vengeance of our God". That is coming in our days. I think it will be on the Feast of Trumpets, Tishri 1, 5776, Sept 14, 2015. Ten days later, the Jubilee Year will be announced on the Day of Atonement. Tishri 10, Sept 23, 2015. I think the Jubilee will begin on Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016, the day of the Second Advent of Christ. Following the Day of Atonement, the Jews will have to erect booths for Tabernacles. All cities will be in shambles.
Isa 61:4 gives us a clue of what they will do in the year of Jubilee. It says, "And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations."
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN HEAVEN ON THE DAY OF VENGEANCE ON EARTH?
Psa 149:5-9 says, "Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD."
Therefore, both Raptures have already taken place. I think the First-Trump Rapture will take place after Satan and his fallen angels are cast out of Heaven "INTO THE EARTH" Mid-Trib.
Jer_46:10 For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
THE MID-TRIB RAPTURE SEEMS TO BE WHEN SATAN IS CAST OUT OF HEAVEN
When I feel stumped, I begin to look up the original words. That helped me find out where Heaven was located in the past. Just now, it helped me find out when I think we are likely to be caught up to Heaven.
Rev 12:7-12 says, "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard A LOUD VOICE saying in heaven, Now (arti, just now, from airo, to liftup, take up or away, sail away, compares to the Hebrew nasa, to lift up, i.e., to be raptured) is come (ginomai, to cause to arise, be assembled, be finished) salvation (soteria, rescue, salvation), and strength (dunamis, miraculous power, a miracle itself, a wonderful work), and the kingdom of our God, and the power (exousia, force) of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time" (i.e., the 1040-day Great Tribulation).
Rev 17:8 says, "The beast (i.e., the scarlet beast, Satan) that thou sawest was (i.e., in Judas Iscariot), and is not (in man now); and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition (i.e, enter into the second son of perdition, the False Prophet): and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was (in Judas Iscariot), and is not (in man now), and yet is" (exists).
Rev 17:11-14 says, "And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition" (i.e., the False Prophet). 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 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., the First-Trump Rapture has just taken place) are called, and chosen, and faithful."
> > 1 Thessalonians 5:3
'For when they say, Peace and Safety! Then sudden destruction comes upon them.....and they shall not escape." (This is God's great tribulation of Israel)
THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION IS THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD
We, believer's, children of the day, are not appointed to the time of darkness and wrath. All unbelievers, the heathen, not just of Israel, are appointed to it. In the great and terrible Day of the Lord, which is the Day of God's Wrath, the dead will lay around the Earth. Here is the whole passage plus a few others that tie in. Notice the red and black words. We are the brethren who are not in darkness. They are not.
1Th 5:1-11 says, "But of the times and the seasons, brethren (believers, children of the day), ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the DAY OF THE LORD so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."
THE DAY OF THE LORD IS JESUS' LONG DAY
Jer_46:10 says, "For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates."
2Pe_3:10 says, "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. "
JOSHUA'S LONG DAY
Jos 10:10-14 says, "And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah. 11 And it came to pass, 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. 12 says, "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. 13 says, "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. 14 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 there will be a long day, it will be the DAY OF THE LORD, the LORD's long day, the LORD of host's (Isa 44:6) long day, i.e., Jesus' Long Day.
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 (the redeemer, YHWH of hosts); and BESIDE ME THERE IS NO GOD."
Zec 14:1-3 says, "Behold, the DAY OF THE LORD (i.e., Jesus) cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 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. 3 Then shall the LORD (i.e., Jesus) go forth, and fight against those nations, as when HE FOUGHT in the day of battle."
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