Pro and Con 168, Updated 8-30-98, AM

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FROM CAPS. Here is some infor. I got from the 5 DOVES site on the "MOON PHASES."
August 21 - New moon in Leo
September 6 - Full moon in Pisces (Harvest Moon), (Wine Moon)
September 20 - New moon in Virgo
October 5 - Full moon in Aries (Blood Moon)

According to this , the Full Moon on Sept. 6th is in Pisces and is also called the HARVEST MOON or the Wine Moon. Also , please note that year 5758 is considered to be "THE SEASON OF NOAH". Some have said that the year 5758 is also called "THE POSITION OF NOAH." Noah was on the ARK for 150 days. Our ARK is Jesus. We enter that ark through the Blood of the Lamb. Please note that this year the Passover of Nisan 14 was on April 10th. Counting 150 days inclusively from April 10th arrives at Sunday Sept. 6th. Noah was transported in his 150 days on the ark to a new environment. Perhaps there is some correlation for us as well. The "SEASON" COULD BE COMPLETED at the end of this 150 day period. Also, the season (of Noah) could be considered to be COMPLETED at the end of the current year of 5758--on Elul 29--the last day of the year. Note that Enoch was translated when he was 365 years old. 365 days COMPLETES the year. Could this be representative of the Rapture occurring at the end of the Jewish year of 5758 on Elul 29?

Finally, one writer mentioned that a Trumpet is blown starting on Elul 1. This continues on each day of Elul up until the last day (Elul 29) --when no trumpet is blown. Is this last day "reserved " for THE TRUMPET OF GOD?? Keep watching ! P.S. Would a Full Moon in Aries (Blood Moon) on October 5 picture WAR as in the TRIBULATION ?

My reply

I don't think Sept. 6 is really the harvest moon. I think it is on the Feast of Tabernacles, Oct. 5. Here is what someone sent me (see Pro and Con 167): "I wanted to point out what the encyclopedia I have states about Harvest Moon: 'Harvest moon is the name given to the full moon that occurs nearest the autumnal equinox of the sun, about September 23.'" Sept 6 to Sept 23 is 17 days. Sept 23 to Oct 5 is 12 days.

> this year the Passover of Nisan 14 was on April 10th. Counting 150 days
> inclusively from April 10th arrives at Sunday Sept. 6th.

The Jewish year 5758 does mean the season of Noah; 58 spells Noah. However, I can't see the reasoning behind a count starting on Nisan 14.

What does make really good sense to me is that the New Moon of Sept. 20 is in Virgo. This ties in with us being called "virgins" in Mt. 25. Thank you for this information.

> Note that Enoch was translated when he was 365 years old.
> 365 days COMPLETES the year. Could this be representative of the Rapture
> occurring at the end of the Jewish year of 5758 on Elul 29?

The Jewish year is 353, 354, 355, 383, 384, or 385 days, not 365.

> Would a Full Moon in Aries (Blood Moon) on October 5
> picture WAR as in the TRIBULATION ?

Aries is The Ram. It represents Christ, the Lamb of God. I don't think the Tribulation will begin at that time, but on the Feast of Weeks in 2001.

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I was reading through your information on your web-page and I couldn't help notice you said Moses and Elijah are the two witnesses talked about in Revelations. How do you come to that? I think it says in the bible that it is appointed to men to die ONCE--Hebrews 9:27. The only two people that have never died are Enoch and Elijah. They were taken away by GOD. Just a thought I figured I'd pass along. Thanks

My reply

Rev. 11:4 says, "These are the two olive trees, and the two condlesticks standing before the God of the earth." This refers us back to Zech. 4:14: "These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth." Christ is "the Almighty" (Rev. 1:8). Who stood with him at the Transfiguration? Moses and Elijah.

In the account of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31, the rich man was in torments and said, "but if one went unto them (his five brethren) from the dead, they will repent." It looks like one from the dead will be sent to see if people will repent. I think this is why Michael the archangel contended with the devil "about the body of Moses" (Jude 9).

In Rev. 11, the two witnesses have the powers that Moses and Elijah had before. Another thing, Enoch was a Gentile. Both Moses and Elijah are Israelites, and God will be dealing mainly with Israel during the Tribulation. It is the Seventieth Week of Daniel.

It is appointed to men to die once. However, there have been a few exceptions. I will only mention Lazarus.

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Please read: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/2175/chap7.html#CHAP7

It is a long explaination of Rosh HaShanah and the rapture. If you have time please post your assesment as I respect and value your opinion. Thanks

My reply

Two of you have asked what I thought of Eddie Chumney's "SEVEN FESTIVALS OF THE MESSIAH, " CHAPTER 7, Rosh HaShanah, The Season of Teshuvah.

As I read it, I was very interested. I found one reference that I copied and pasted at the bottom of his document so I couldn't fail to find it again. Here it is: "PSALM (TEHILLIM) 27:5 SAYS THE RIGHTEOUS WILL BE HID IN THE TIME OF TROUBLE. THIS PSALM IS READ EVERY DAY DURING THE 40-DAY PERIOD OF TESHUVAH."

How appropriate for us today. The period of "TESHUVAH," repentance, began last Sunday, Elul 1, Aug. 23, my grandson's birthday. The second day was my mother's birthday. That may be pure coincidence, but my son was born on April 6, the date of the Crucifixion and when I think the Second Advent will take place on our calendar. It makes me wonder and mark the day. In Jesus' messages to the churches in Revelation 2 and 3, most of them are told to repent. It can't hurt to examine ourselves during this period and see if there is anything more we can do to get ready for the Rapture.

Psa. 27:4,5 (KJV) says, "One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble (the Tribulation) he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock (Heaven)."

The Pre-Trib Rapture was concealed in the Old Testament, and revealed in the New Testament. Now, looking back, we can see it. The "secret of his tabernacle" reveals where this planet called Heaven is located. It helps us understand the name that the astronomers call it. More about this is in my book, "Heaven Found: A Butter and Honey Star."

I liked what Eddie Chumney wrote. There are some points that I disagree on, but on the whole, it is interesting and informative. Because of the length, I can't comment on every point, but will give what I found most interesting, plus some things we disagree on. All paragraphs below starting with quotation marks are quoted from Chumney's chapter seven. My remarks are preceeded with asterisks to make them easy to pick out.

"A special season known as Teshuvah, which in Hebrew means "to return or repent," begins on the first day of the month of Elul and continues 40 days, ending with Yom Kippur. Thirty days into Teshuvah, on Tishrei l, comes Rosh HaShanah. This begins a final ten-day period beginning on Rosh HaShanah and ending on Yom Kippur. These are known as the High Holy Days and as the Awesome Days (Yamim Nora'im, the days of awe). The sabbath that falls within this ten-day period is called SHABBAT SHUVAH, THE SABBATH OF RETURN. Five days after Yom Kippur is Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. Teshuvah begins on Elul 1 and concludes on Tishrei 10, Yom Kippur. Each morning during the 30 days of the month of Elul, the trumpet (shofar) or ram's horn is blown to warn the people to repent and return to G-d.

"Teshuvah (repentance) speaks to all people. Those who believe in the Messiah are called to examine their lives and see where they have departed from G-d. It is a call to examine the Scriptures and the evidence that the Messiah was who He said He was.

"G-d has always had a heart to warn people before He proclaims judgment. G-d warned the people before the flood, and He warned Nineveh before it was ruined. He does not want anyone to receive the wrath of His judgment (Ezekiel [Yechezekel] 18:21-23,30-32; Zephaniah 2:1-3; 33:1-7; 2 Peter 3:9)....

"The message from Elul 1 to Rosh HaShanah is clear: Repent before Rosh HaShanah. Don't wait until after Rosh HaShanah, or you will find yourself in the Days of Awe."...

"Rosh HaShanah: Names, Themes, and Idioms
1. Teshuvah (repentance)
2. Rosh HaShanah (Head of the Year, Birthday of the World)
3. Yom Teruah (the Day of the Awakening Blast [Feast of Trumpets)
4. Yom HaDin (the Day of Judgment)
5. HaMelech (the Coronation of the Messiah)
6. Yom HaZikkaron (the Day of Remembrance or memorial)
7. The time of Jacob's (Ya'akov) trouble (the birthpangs of the Messiah, Chevlai shel Mashiach)
8. The opening of the gates
9. Kiddushin/Nesu'in (the wedding ceremony)
10. THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD (RAPTURE, NATZA1)
11. The last trump (shofar)
12. Yom Hakeseh (the hidden day)"...

***I agree with most of his list. I think that Tishri 1, 5768 (our Sept. 13, 2007) will be a day like no other day--ever. In Heaven, there is the Coronation of the Messiah, the Marriage of the Lamb, the Judgement Seat of Christ, and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. On Earth, it is the day of Jacob's trouble, the Day of God's Wrath, the day of thick darkness, the day of the vengeance of our God. I think either the Eve of that Rosh HaShanah or Rosh HaShanah sometime before noon will be the Pre-Wrath Rapture.

"Rosh HaShanah...is also known as the birthday of the world since THE WORLD WAS CREATED ON THIS DAY (TALMUD, ROSH HASHANAH 11A).

"JEWISH TRADITION BELIEVES THAT ADAM WAS CREATED ON THIS DAY (MISHNAH, SAN HEDRIN 38B). How did they decide that this was the day of the year the world was created? BECAUSE THE FIRST WORDS OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS (BEREISHIT), "IN THE BEGINNING," WHEN CHANGED AROUND, READ, ALEPH B'TISHREI, OR "ON THE FIRST OF TISHREI." Therefore, Rosh HaShanah is known as the birthday of the world, for tradition tells us that the world was created then"...

***Interesting information here. Personally, I think that Adam was created on Friday and that this "kosmos" began to operate on Tishri 1, the Sabbath when God rested. It would be very like God to have created the Earth in the beginning also on Tishri 1. He is very consistent.

"...Teruah means "an awakening blast." A theme associated with Rosh HaShanah is the theme "to awake." Teruah is also translated as "shout."...THE ULTIMATE SHOUT IS THE RAPTURE (NATZAL) IN FIRST THESSALONIANS 4:16-17.

"...Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. G-d gave this festival to teach us that WE WILL BE JUDGED ON ROSH HASHANAH AND WILL BE SEALED UNTO THE CLOSING OF THE GATES (NEILAH) ON YOM KIPPUR."

***I think we will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ in Heaven on Tishri 1, 5768 (our Sept. 13, 2007). The Day of Atonement seems to be for the remnant of Israel, born in a day (Isa. 66:8) on Tishri 1, 5768. Those are the ones that will live on into the Millennium on Earth.

"...SO, EVEN TODAY, TO BECOME THE BRIDE OF MESSIAH YOU MUST STILL SAY "I DO" TO HIM."

***I love that one. My dad was always telling me that when I was little, he set me up on his shoulders and I said, "I do, I do, I do, I do, I do." Story of my life.

"THE GREAT TRUMPET IS BLOWN ON YOM KIPPUR, WHICH WILL HERALD THE RETURN OF THE MESSIAH YESHUA BACK TO EARTH (MATTHEW [MATTITYAHU] 24:31)."

***I think the Second Advent will be 7 Jewish months (Ezek. 39:12) after the seven trumpet judgments hit Earth on Tishri 1, 5768. I expect Christ to return on Nisan 1, 5768 (our April 6, 2008). Nisan 1 is the beginning of the Jewish Sacred Year and Regnal Year, Sacred because he is Lord of lords, and Regnal because he is King of kings. Christ will officially take office on Earth on the same date all the other Israelite kings officially took office.

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Hope Ed is close to being back on his own.

I haven't e-mailed you in a while because I've been spending my time reading Rev 2000 which has presented me with a big problem. After finishing it and your other two books, I am now left with NO questions about the bible. Zero. Nada.

I'm 25 years into studying the Word and had made the assumption that certain wierd, strange portions of the bible would just never be understood. The "wheels within wheels" passages along with the scattered out pieces about giants and such would never be understood in this existance as far as I was concerned.

You are a very blessed person, Marilyn. I am very proud to know (through emails) someone who has been so guided by the Spirit. No human could have figured out the massive jig-saw puzzle presented in the bible. The Spirit guided you wonderfully. With agape

My reply

Ed is getting stronger. He went out for lunch today, using his walker.

Thanks for all those nice things you said. However, I must warn you that every time I thought I understood just about everything I wanted to know, it wasn't long before I was off and running researching another topic. Once the Bible gets hold of you, it doesn't let go. There is more there than we ever dreamed. It is just a matter of time. Get a different version than you usually use and just start reading--anywhere. You will soon see what I mean. The Lord is ready to show you something you didn't see before. The more you know, the more you can know. To him that has, more will be given. I have come to realize that there isn't any end to it. More is packed into that one small book than we realized, layer upon layer. Only God could have done it. It would have been impossible for man to produce it.

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How can you be so precise with dates and incidents? If you don't mind me asking, where did you find all your information? Are you somekind of philosopher to have came up with all these date and incidents? I have also have a prediction which is similiar to yours, but not exactly.
E-Mail me back as soon as possible. Thanks

My reply

I am not a philosopher, but a Bible student. I am the type of person that has a need to know things, lots of things. There is a built-in drive, somehow. I feel like I have studied one thing or another all my life. I started studying the Bible back in the late 50's. For the first seven years of intensive Bible study, I read an 18" stack of man's books about the Bible from the BIOLA library every week. At the end of that period, I was frustrated. I still had burning questions without answers. Writers either left those things out or went off on a fanciful trip that I knew wasn't true.

I opened my Bible, put my hands on it and said, "Lord! you'll have to show me. For the next few years, I felt like I had a tiger by the tail. I stuck mostly to the Bible and Strong's Concordance, and learned as fast as I could assimilate it. I learned things that I had not run into in all my previous reading. I got the answers to my burning questions and lots of unanticipated things along the way. Any other things I needed to know seemed to come somehow to my attention, either in the library or odd places like the magazines in the doctor's office or the morning newspaper.

Later, I added some other tools, other concordances, lexicons, and a host of Bible versions including the Septuagint. When I found out where Heaven was located, I read all my versions plus a few from the library--all the way through. I made notes on every clue that told anything about Heaven, the Lord's throne, etc. When I was though, I was sure it was where certain verses suggested.

In all this, I have found out things that as far as I know, no one else had figured out. These come to mind: what Ezekiel's visions in chapter one and ten were all about, what the cherubim and flaming sword that were placed to the east of the Garden of Eden actually represented, where Heaven was located, where Satan had originally lived, and what happened to his planet because of his sin.

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Back in 1994 I visited a bookstore in a local mall and purchased your book 'End of The Age'. I found this book to be fascinating. I think I read it in record-time and kept my wife awake reading it many a night. I relayed your time-line information & events to my family and friends. Some of them accepted it, most did not! I did not let this bother me. After reading your book, I read it again. I learned even more the second time around.

For the last 4 years I have held to that date for the Lord's return (5-31-1998). Obviously that date has come and gone. I was not depressed, more sad and disappointed.

Today while surfing the internet at work, I was surprised to find you had a web-page. I found the material very interesting and printed out the 17 page document 'The Rapture is Near'.

I cannot tell you enough about how I look forward to HIS return. I pray that it is near! If I understand your document correctly, I'm I correct in saying that you still believe HE will return in 1998 (on Pentacost)? When is Pentacost 1998...I know you said a Sunday, but what day?

While on your webpage, I read over a few of the CONS that rebuttled your date setting prophecies. I want you to know that I believe in your research and more (most) importantly in our Lord Jesus Christ and what he has led you to do.

I wish you continued success in your journalism and will pray for you in your ministry of His Word.

I look forward to hearing your response. Sincerely

My reply

Thanks for your good wishes and especially your prayers for me. Please include my family.

Pentecost was 5-31-98. I expected the Rapture that day, but it did not happen then. For updates, read the latter Pro and Cons.

The next date I am watching is the Eve of the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 30, 1998. I think Eve was taken out of the body of Adam on the Eve of Trumpets. She represented the Bride of Christ, and Adam represented Christ, called the Second Adam. The genealogy in Luke 3 ends with "Adam, which was the son of God." The type is very good; Christ is the Son of God. We are the Bride of Christ.

If not then, I will watch on 24 Kislev, Sun., Dec. 13, 1998, my 70th birthday. At 6:00 PM, Hannukkah begins. The virgins are to have extra oil with their lamps, and the oil of one day miraculously lasted eight days at Hannukah, the Feast of Dedication (of the altar), the Festival of Lights. Christ attended this festival at Jerusalem (John 10:22). It commemorated the purifying of the temple, the removal of the old polluted altar and the restoration of worship of Yahweh by Judas Maccabeus in BC 164. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Kislev 24 is not yet winter this year, and is worth considering for some reason. Haggai 2:15,18 says, "And now, I pray you, CONSIDER from this day and UPWARD, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD...CONSIDER now from this day and UPWARD, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month (Kislev 24), even from the day that the foundation of the LORD'S temple was laid, CONSIDER IT. Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: FROM THIS DAY WILL I BLESS YOU."

If not then, I will be watching on Pentecost, 1999, figured according to the Orthodox way, where the first day of the counting of the Omer is on the Sunday following Passover. Lev. 23:15 says, "ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath." This Orthodox Pentecost will fall on Sun., May 23, 1999.

We may be going through a period of testing. We must get ready, stay ready and wait patiently until the Rapture takes place. It can't be too long. The MARC is here, and the world is being herded into the ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.

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I have read you bio. Do you read and understand Greek and Hebrew? I notice you deal with the Hebrew and Greek in your writings. Thanks.

My reply

No. I use concordances, lexicons and Green's Interlinear Hebrew/Greek - English Bible.

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Re: Possible delay in rapture, Rev ------- ------ wrote:
It has been my personal experience that time has actually stood still. For example: I was to attend a religious meeting several towns over. I could not leave work until 5:30 p.m. It was a Friday. Traffice was bumper to bumper on Friday evenings. I went home, ate dinner, changed clothes, drove about 25 miles. I had one stop to make which I was going to omitt. I was heavily impressed not to by the Holy Spirit. I turned down the street and saw a man walking. As I passed him, he fell to the ground. I stopped. He was elderly and was suffering a heart attack. There were no other around and no houses close by and no way to acheive assistance. I stayed with him until he died. Just before his death, someone else arrived and went for help. I stayed until emergency services had matters in control and the local police dismissed me. I proceeded to my stop, delivered the message and extended an invitation to the meeting which I was to attend. I spent 25 minutes in that conversation as the residence was on the same street as the elderly man and they were aware of some incident happening. It took me another 40 minutes to drive to the meeting. The meeting began at 7:00 p.m. The drive in normal traffice would have taken 45 minutes. On Friday ...at least an hour and 15 min.

Allowing for the time to travel from work to home, attend to my needs, at least another 45 minutes were consumed. As you can see there was not enough time for me to make it from work and home to the meeting, never mind the incident with the elderly man and the stop I made. Yet, when I arrived.....it was exactly 7:00 p.m. and the meeting was just beginning. There are many other interesting aspects of this story . But the point I want to make is.....Time Stood Still. I think it is possible that the standing time I was involved in was not unique just to me. I am sure others have experienced this supernatural work of The LORD. I think that all this standing time may have to be made up before the rapture. I believe your calculations are correct. It is the standing time....since Jesus left that has to be accounted for and we have no idea how often time as stood still. This is why we cannot know the exact day or hour. I believe with you.... it is the minute by minute countdown. I pray we are all ready.

My reply

Thanks for sharing with me. That is very interesting. The Lord does work in strange and mysterious ways. There was a time when I was sure I was going to hit a car that came dashing out of a side street without the driver looking first. At the last second, I jerked the wheel to the right a bit and was surprised that we didn't hit. It felt like a shield was there keeping it from happening. We must have missed by half an inch. It's hard to know if our gardian angels help at times like that.

I don't know about this kind of "standing time," but there does seem to be an undefined amount of time between the virgins going "forth to meet the bridegroom" and the time he comes. This I failed to take into consideration before last Pentecost.

Mt. 25:5,6 says, "While the bridegroom TARRIED, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him."

When Rebekah was chosen as the bride, there was travel time before she saw Isaac. There also was a lapse of time before Boaz actually married Ruth. Boaz said that there was a kinsman closer than he that he would consult in the morning. He did so at "the gate." The closer kinsman could not redeem, so Boaz and Ruth were married. Esther was not chosen from among the virgins right away either. The "days of their purifications" amounted to one year (Esther 2:12) before she went in to the king.

Since this Rapture is before the Tribulation, and the Marriage of the Lamb on the Feast of Trumpets that begins the Millennium, I thought that the gap between the two events was what was being depicted by the time that lapsed in the cases of Rebekah, Ruth and Esther. Now, I wonder if Boaz consulting a closer kinsman at "the gate" might have a connection such as Satan being allowed to sift us as wheat at the "open door" of Rev. 3:8.

Right now is the season for literal wheat to be sifted. Are we being sifted too? If there is even a chance that we are being sifted, I want to be sure I stay in the sieve.

Maybe this is a special time of testing. I think that The Revelation of Jesus Christ is written as if the Rapture were at hand. It is "at hand" in 1:3 and 29:10, and Jesus signs off saying, "Surely I come quickly. Amen." He comes quickly at the Rapture.

Rev. 2:5 says, "Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent."

We are near the Rapture. Isn't this a serious warning for us today? The candlestick is this church group, symbolized by the church of Ephesus, i.e., it is a young church that has left its first love. Jesus is portrayed as walking in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks in 2:1. Is he using the "sharp twoedged sword" of 1:16 to cut off those that are not overcomers?

Luke 12:45,46 says, "But and if that servant (i.e., a believer) say in his heart, My lord DELAYETH his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he (the foolish believer) looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder (lit., cut him off) and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers" (i.e., during the Tribulation).

Mt. 24:48-51 is a companion passage. It says, "But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord DELAYETH his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

The hypocrites sound very much like the Laodiceans who are spewed out of His mouth (Rev. 3:16) at the time of the Pre-Trib Rapture (Rev. 4:1). The Laodiceans lack "white raiment" and are chastened (Rev. 3:18,19). The hypocrites also sound very much like the foolish virgins of Mt. 25. They lack enough oil of the Holy Spirit and are left behind when the Bridegroom comes.

It looks like we all need to do some soul searching to make sure we are strong and ready, standing fast and watching for the coming of the Lord for the Bride of Christ. It may be that this period is crucial to whether we win the prize of being caught up in the Pre-Trib Rapture or have to wait until the Pre-Wrath Rapture.

Paul was running the race to win "the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 3:14). In I Cor. 9:24-27, he said, "I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway." It looks to me like the castaways are the Laodiceans, who are spewed out of his mouth, and the foolish virgins, who are also left behind. Isn't the twoedged sword of Rev. 1:16 to cut off the castaways?

They are not lost, only chastened during the Tribulation. They will have to prove what they are made of. Being lukewarm doesn't prove it. Rev. 3:19 says, "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent."

I think we had best "be zealous therefore, and repent" before it is too late.

Along with you, I pray we are all ready, "For YET A LITTLE WHILE, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him" (Heb. 10:35-38).

Is Paul a type of the rest of the church? In I Cor. 15:8-14, he said, "But I will TARRY at Ephesus until PENTECOST. For a great DOOR and effectual is OPENED unto me, and there are MANY ADVERSARIES....WATCH ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong, Let all your things be done with charity (agape love)." That sounds like good advise for today, and for sure, there are many adversaries.

I had thought this might indicate the Rapture on Pentecost, but I wasn't paying special attention to "tarry" at that time. Esther actually did tarry a year before going in to the king, "for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh (which means bitterness), and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the woman:) Then thus came every maiden unto the king" (Esther 2:12,13). Could this indicate the Rapture on Pentecost next year? If so, it would put the extra year of Luke 13:6-9 in the Tribulation. The Tribulation starts out peaceful, so that seems possible.

One thing against this is the fact that 5758 means the season of Noah (58 spells Noah). That makes this year up through Elul 29 (our Sept. 20) the most likely.

I think Eve was taken out of the body of Adam on Elul 29. Then this "kosmos" began to operate on Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets, the Sabbath when God rested. This makes Elul, the Eve of Trumpets a possibility. We will have to be patient and wait and see.

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