Pro and Con 218

Uploaded 11-20-98, PM

From Marilyn: Today's paper (Nov. 20, 1998, Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA) has an article that interests me. In "Scientist says fragment from 'killer' asteroid," Joseph B. Verrengia said, "The evidence is no larger than a match head. Yet, if scientists are right, it bears witness to the cataclysm that wiped out the dinosaurs.
"Geophysicist Frank Kyte of the University of California at Los Angeles has found what he said is the first known fragment of the gigantic, rocky asteroid that scientists believe slammed into Earth 65 million years ago.
"The fragment contains high concentrations of iridium, a rare metal, as well as iron, nickel and chromium at levels peculiar to extraterrestrial objects....
"The coarse-grained fleck was pulled from the floor of the Pacific Ocean in a thin layer of the planet's crust known as the K/T boundary. Scientists believe the layer formed from the debris that settled back to Earth after being blown into the atmosphere by the asteroid....
"'This is the first object recovered from the K/T boundary that is unarguably meteorid,' Kyte said....
"'The K/T asteroid was something like six miles across, and it got blasted into pieces that would fit on the head of a pin' said Jeff Pleschia, a crater specialist with the U.S. Geological Service in Flagstaff, Ariz.
"The K/T boundary is nearly devoid of signs of past life, but is full of blasted quartz crystals, iridium and other traces suggesting the planet absorbed a tremendous blow from a space object. Fossils of dinosaurs and many other creatures found in the older, lower rock layers are not present in the higher, more recent strata, suggesting a mass extinction....
"In 1997, researchers drilling into sediment off the Florida coast said they found the 'smoking gun' of the asteroid collision, a thin reddish stripe that was called the 'fireball layer."
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When the two pieces of an asteroid described in Rev. 8:8 and 10 impact Earth, this globe will be turned upside down. In the worldwide earthquake, every wall will fall. There will be few men left. We must get out of here in the Rapture. The alternative is too awful to consider. We must take warning and get ready before it is too late.

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The following is a true story,which I believe has prophetic significance for 1998(As in the days of Noah). It concerns the tsunami tidal wave that hit Papua New Guinea earlier this year.Apparently there was some early warning given to the population. Most people fled inland, but a group of Christians in a coastal town stopped to seek the Lord's guidance. The reply was stunning! ROW TOWARDS THE WAVE AND OUT PAST ITS SWELL. (The tsunami wave moves under the surface of the water) The people obeyed and rowed for their lives, literally uphill over the swell of the wave. They rowed so far that it took a whole day to row back to land after the wave passed. Only one Christian man died in all of this, but the rest survived. The people inland perished. The people of Papua New Guinea were either saved ON the waters of the flood or they perished IN the water of the flood. The Lord is able to save us in times of trouble if we seek His face and obey His instruction.

My reply

Wow! Thanks for sharing this with me.

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Hi! Thank you for your email of Wed. Nov.18. I think you are right. We will have to agree to disagree agreeably. In that spirit I would like to point out the following:

Re: the 'from', of Daniel 12:11:
You take exception to my addition of 'to' but you accept the addition of the word 'when' in the Septuagint rendering of the same scripture. As you stated regarding the addition of the word 'to'; there is no 'when' and we can't add one.

Re: your 2,300 days from the start of the tribulation to the Day of Godıs Wrath:
In your first email to me you stated the Tribulation is split into two segments, each of 1,260 days for a total of 2,520 days and, later, you state: "There are three sets of dates from the time of the middle of the TribulationŠ1260, 1290 and 1335 days." You further state: "When dominion is taken away from Satan at the end of the 1260 days, the battle of Armageddon will begin." I assume this refers to the second of the 1260 days periods and, if so, it indicates that the Day of Godıs Wrath will occur 2520-2300 or 220 days before the Battle of Armageddon. This does not make sense unless the Day of God's Wrath lasts for 220 days and I don't think that will be the case.

The Chronology of the Revelation of Jesus Christ makes it clear,to me at least, that the trumpet judgments will precede the vial judgments but you state that, on the Day of God's Wrath, all seven trumpet judgments will hit the earth and this will happen 2300 days after the beginning of the Tribulation. This, too, does not make sense for the first four trumpets only destroy a third of their targets and, when the fifth trumpet is sounded, the bottomless pit is opened, the locusts appear and men are tormented for 5 months. Unless, of course, you mean 'the vial judgments' instead of 'the trumpet judgments'. However, your reference to 'The Feast of Trumpets' indicates you do, in fact, mean the trumpet judgments. Please pardon my confusion.

I am sorry, dear lady, I must disagree with many of your conclusions but I thank you for sharing them with me.

May the Lord lead us both to the correct interpretation of His word. Sincerely

My reply

> Re: the 'from', of Daniel 12:11:
> You take exception to my addition of 'to' but you accept the addition
> of the word 'when' in the Septuagint rendering of the same scripture.
> As you stated regarding the addition of the word 'to'; there is no
> 'when' and we can't add one.

The Septuagint was the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures made in the third and second centuries BC by people that understood both languages well. It was used in Jesus' day, and was quoted by New Testament writers. Therefore, it has considerable weight.

In Green's Interlinear, the words he wrote under the various Hebrew words are these: "And from time shall be abolished the regular (sacrifice) AND set up the abomination that desolates (shall be) days a thousand two hundred and ninety." There is no "to." The 1290 days date from the abolishment of the sacrifice "AND" the setting up of the abomination. The setting up of the abomination causes the abolishment of the sacrifice. Both take place Mid-Trib.

> "When dominion is taken away from Satan at the end of the 1260 days, the
> battle of Armageddon will begin." I assume this refers to the second of
> the 1260 days periods and, if so, it indicates that the Day of God's
> Wrath will occur 2520-2300 or 220 days before the Battle of Armageddon.
> This does not make sense unless the Day of God's Wrath lasts for 220
> days and I don't think that will be the case.

We have to separate the battle of Ezekiel 38 from the battle of Armageddon. They are two separate things. I think the battle of Ezekiel 38 takes place on the 2300th day (Dan. 8:14) of the Tribulation, which is the Day of God's Wrath (Ezek. 38:18,19). It is the Feast of Trumpets. At that time, the seven trumpet judgments are cast on Earth.

Seven months go by from the Day of God's Wrath to the Second Advent. The Jews bury the dead during this time to cleanse the land for the Lord's coming (Ezek. 39:12).

After the Lord returns on Nisan 1, the beginning of the Jewish Regnal Year (Ezek. 29:17,21), he takes dominion from Satan at the Judgment of the Nations, which I think is at the end of the second 1260 days. That is when Armageddon breaks out. It is Satan and his army against Christ and his army. It cannot start until after Christ is on Earth.

> the trumpet judgments will precede the vial judgments

That is correct. The sequence is the seven seals. Out of the seventh seal come the seven trumpet judgments. Out of the seventh trumpet judgment come the seven vials. The vials are the more complete devastation that results with the passage of some time. For instance, when the second trumpet sounds, an asteroid impacts the Mediterranean Sea, "and the third part of the sea became blood" (Rev. 8:8). When the second vial is poured out upon the sea, "every living soul died in the sea" (Rev. 16:3).

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> you write:
> I sure appreciate the tone of your email. We are all in this together
> trying hard to figure out what the Lord meant when he told us these
> things. It is impossible to not disagree on some things, but if we
> discuss them in a civil manner, and give each other's ideas careful
> consideration, we will get farther in figuring things out. No one person
> knows it all.
>
> THANK YOU MARILYN - I TRUST YOU WILL RE-CONSIDER WHEN I BRING THE FOLLOWING
> SCRIPTURES TO YOU IN TRUTH AND HOPEFULLY THE LIGHT WILL BE SEEN - SURELY I
> GIVE CAREFUL CONSIDERATION TO YOUR IDEAS.
> AND TRUST YOU WILL CONSIDER THESE SCRIPTURES AS THE WORDS OF GOD.
>
> > We know that Jesus has the "Last Supper" with his disciples - Matthew 26:20
> > declares "when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve".
>
> Let's assume that it was 6:00 PM, the very BEGINNING of Thursday and see
> if things work out. Remember that there are first 12 hours of night,
> then 12 hours of day.
>
> > Verse 30-31 "And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of
> > Olives. Then Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me
> > this NIGHT...THIS night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice"...
> > Jesus also appreard before Annas that same night ( John 18:13-23)...
> >
> > Jesus was arrested at night. Was presented before Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin
> > as well as Annas, in a "night trial"
>
> I think this all took place Thursday during the 12 hours of night.
>
> ALTHOUGH I DON'T AGREE ON THE DAY - FOR THE SAKE OF TIMELINESS, I DO AGREE ON
> THE "12 HOURS OF NIGHT".
>
> > then Chapter 27 begins by stating, "when the morning was come, all the
> > chief priests and elders too counsel against Jesus to put him to death".
>
> The 12 hours of night are over, and this begins the 12 hours of day.
>
> YES INDEED.
>
> > 3. Appeared before Sanhedrin again for the "morning trial" around daybreak...
> > 4. Appeared before Pilate Tuesday morning after daybreak...
> > 5. Appeared before Herod Tuesday morning (Luke 23:7-12)...
> > 6. Appeared before Pilate again...
> > 7. Sentenced by Pilate around noon ( John 19:14 ) on Tuesday
>
> I think this all took place Thursday morning between 6:00 AM and 9:00
> AM. John 19:14,16 says, "And it was the preparation of the passover, and
> about the sixth hour...Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified."
>
> The time here is Roman time. ------ WOW
>
> THE WORD OF GOD IS INSPIRED BY GOD - GOD DIDN'T SAY "ROMAN TIME" MARILYN. IT
> SAYS THE 6TH HOUR AND THAT MEANS JUST THAT. THE CONTEXT OF THAT VERSE IS
> PREPARATION OF THE PASSOVER - IT WAS ABOUT 12 NOON. AND THE DAY OF
> PREPARATION IS NISAN 13, AS YOU HAVE MADE ACCURATE ASSESSMENT.
>
> CONSIDER: EXODUS 12:5 WITH RESPECT TO THE PASSOVER, IT STATES
>
> "AND YE SHALL KEEP IT UNTO THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF THE SAME MONTH AND THE WHOLE
> ASSEMBLY OF THE CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL SHALL KILL IT IN THE EVENING"
>
> << > Pilate at noon on Tuesday, why did you (NO,GOD DID, BECAUSE IT FITS PERFECTLY
> WITH THE LAW HE GAVE CONCERNING THE PASSOVER) skip to Wednesday for the
> crucifixion? What took place during the intervening 21 hours? (6 hours of day
> left on Tuesday, 12 hours of night on Wednesday and 3 hours of Wednesday morning.>>>
>
> IT'S WOULD BE TOTALLY UNFAIR OF GOD TO INSPIRE A DIFFERENT TIME IN SUCH
> CRITICAL TEXTS CONCERNING HIS SON - THE ULTIMATE PASSOVER LAMB - THE PASSOVER
> SACRIFICE FOR SINS. GOD SAID "YE SHALL KEEP IT UNTIL THE 14TH AND SHALL KILL
> IT IN THE EVENING"...
>
> AND THE WORD OF GOD WAS FULFILLED, EVERY JOT AND EVERY TITTLE, PERFECTLY.
> EXACTLY AS GOD LAID OUT THE LAW TO MOSES FOR THE PASSOVER, IT WAS CARRIED OUT
> AS WELL. AS SOON AS "YOUR" DAYS DON'T MATCH WITH THE DAYS GOD INSPIRED THEM
> TO BE - YOU HAVE TO RE-ALIGN "YOUR" RENDITION, IDEAS, TO LINE UP WITH GOD'S.
> GOD SAID ON THE 14TH DAY IT SHALL BE KILLED AND SO IT WAS INDEED. THE 13TH
> DAY IT WAS PREPARED ON THE 10TH IT WAS SELECTED IN JESUS TRIUMPHANT ENTRANCE
> INTO JERUSALEM. LINE UP YOUR THINKING TO GOD'S WORD AND YOU HAVE NO ERROR.
>
> I FIND THAT INCREDIBLY SELF-INDUCED ON YOUR PART TO STATE IT IS "ROMAN TIME".
> IT SEEMS, THAT SINCE THIS VERSE DOESN'T FIT YOUR "IDEAS" - YOU HAVE MADE IT
> FIT IN YOUR OWN SPECIAL WAY. I HAVE LOST SOME RESPECT FOR YOUR DILIGENCE
> UNTIL WATCHING YOU DECEITFULLY" HANDLED GOD'S WORD TO MEET "YOUR" CRITERIA AND
> NEGATE GOD'S PERFECT WORD CONCERNING THE PASSOVER LAMB.
>
> > 8. Tortured and Mocked by the soldiers in judgement hall
> > (Matt 27:26-31) ( Mark 15:15-20)
>
> > 9. Led out for crucifixion the following morning (Wednesday Nisan 14)
> > ( Matt 27:32,34) ( Mark 15:20-23 ) (Luke 23:26-32) (John 19:16,17)
>
> GOD'S WORD DOESN'T GIVE US DETAILS IN TERMS OF TIME FROM TUESDAY TO WEDNESDAY
> MORNING. WE ARE INFORMED, HOWEVER, THAT A COHORT OF ROMAN SOLDIERS TORTURED
> AND MOCKED HIM DURING THIS TIME. CONSIDER YOUR "MOULTON" LEXICON FOR THE
> WORD "LED", WHEN THE "LED" HIM OUT... IT IS DRAGGED OR CARRIED. STUDY -
> DILIGENCE -
>
> GOD'S WORD ISN'T CHANGING TO SATISFY YOUR IDEAS MARILYN - SORRY TO INFORM YOU.
>
> I think he was crucified at 9:00 AM on Thursday. It was only the third
> hour of the day. There was plenty of time for all events.
>
> THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE, SINCE THURSDAY THAT YEAR WAS THE 15TH OF NISAN, THE
> DAY OF THE PASSOVER.
>
> Mark 15:15-25 says, "Pilate...delivered Jesus...to be crucified....And
> they bring him unto the place Golgotha...And when they had crucified
> him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man
> should take. And it was the third hour (9:00 AM), and they crucified him."
>
> > 10. Hung on the cross from approximately 9am ( the 3rd hour of the day) until
> > approximately 3pm ( 9th hour of the day ) Wednesday, Nisan 14....
> > 11. Died about 3pm...
>
> I agree with the times, but I think it was Thursday, Nisan 13, 30 AD.
>
> > I believe the scriptures teach that Jesus died on Nisan 14 ( the day of
> > the Passover sacrifice) approx. 3pm ( the 9th hour of day ). Jesus was
> > buried BEFORE sunset on Wednesday because Nisan 15 was the Passover Feast
>
> The scriptures teach that Jesus died on the preparation day.
>
> THIS IS WHERE YOU ERROR, BECAUSE IT WAS 12 NOON, AND JESUS WASN'T CRUCIFIED
> UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING, 9AM - 3PM. WHICH WAS THE DAY THE LAMB WAS TO BE
> KILLED, ACCORDING TO THE OT SCRIPTURES.
> THE 14TH OF NISAN.
>
> He died at approximately 3:00 PM when the passover lambs were being slain in
> the Temple so they could be roasted and eaten after the Passover began at
> 6:00 PM. I believe he was buried before 6:00 PM that same day, Thursday.
>
> AGAIN MARILYN, THE EXODUS SCRIPTURE, POKES HUGE HOLES IN THIS THEORY OF YOURS.
> IT SAYS THE 14TH, NOT THE 13TH WHICH IS THE DAY OF PREPARATION.
>
> We have to think like the Jews.
>
> NO, WE HAVE TO BELIEVE GODS WORD. I BELIEVE GOD SAID '3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS'
> AND THAT'S WHAT GOD MEANT.
>
> To them, part of a day was counted as a day.
> BUT GOD LEFT NO ROOM FOR THIS ERROR YOU ARE ABOUT TO COMMIT - BECAUSE THE 14TH
> HE WAS KILLED, BURIED THAT NIGHT - 72 HOURS LATER, IT FITS ABSOLUTELY
> PERFECTLY WITH THE WEEKLY SABBATH ( SAT ) PASSING AND HIM BEING RAISED ALREADY
> BY THE TIME THE WOMEN GOT TO THE SEPULCHRE BEFORE THE SUN ROSE ON THE 18TH OF
> NISAN... JESUS WAS ALREADY RISEN WHEN THEY GOT THERE BEFORE SUNRISE.
>
> We have to start the count with day. I think it was Thursday (day),
> Friday (night then day), Saturday (night then day), and Sunday (night).
>
> > Matthew 28:1, "In the end of the sabbath...." now I know you are a Greek fan,
> > you will notice this is better translated, "Now late on" [epiphosko] the
> > sabbath. With a little diligence we can all learn this truth. This would be
> > the weekly Sabbath or Saturday.
> > In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn ( it was getting toward dusk)
> > toward the first day of the week ( which was Sunday ) came Mary Magdalene and
> > the other Mary to see the sepulchre
>
> It literally says, "IN the end
>
> "the sabbath having just passed, after the sabbath"
>
> EXACTLY... SUNSET THE NIGHT OF SATURDAY.... HAVING "JUST PASSED"...
>
> > The word "see" here in Greek is also interesting, it is "theoreo" which is "to
> > gaze on". They were not intending to see the body or anoint it.
>
> Lu. 23:55,56; 24:1 says, "And the women...prepared spices and ointments;
> and rested the sabbath day (Saturday) according to the commandment. NOW
> upon the first day of the week, very early in the MORNING, they came
> unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared."
>
> THEY HAD RESTED ON THE 15TH, THE DAY OF THE PASSOVER (MARK 15:42 )
> THE WOMEN BOUGHT AND PREPARED THE SPICES ON THE 16TH OF NISAN WHICH WOULD BE
> FRIDAY ( MARK 16:1 AND LUKE 23:56) THE DAY BEFORE THE WEEKLY SABBATH - WHICH
> IS SATURDAY ( LUKE 23:56 ) THE DAY THEY RESTED ACCORDING TO THE COMMANDMENT.
>
> MARILYN, VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING ON SUNDAY, BEFORE THE SUN WAS UP, THEY CAME
> AND THE TOMB WAS EMPTY. JESUS HAD RISEN BEFORE SUNSET ON SATURDAY, THE 17TH
> OF NISAN - EXACTLY 3 DAYS AND EXACTLY 3 NIGHTS. TO "THINK LIKE A JEW" IS TO
> DENY THE PERFECTION OF THE WORDS OF GOD. WHY DO YOU DENY GOD THE ABILITY TO
> RAISE JESUS AS HE SAID HE WOULD, 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS ? BECAUSE IT DOESN'T FIT
> YOUR IDEAS ?
>
> I can't agree. Everything fits into one 24-hour day.
> NOT QUITE.
>
> However, we can agree to disagree agreeably. NO, WE CAN'T, BECAUSE THE
> SCRIPTURES TEACH THE TRUTH, THEY DON'T TEACH US TO COMPROMISE. YOU WILL
> EITHER GIVE IT FURTHER CONSIDERATION AND COME TO SEE THE TRUTH, OR YOU WILL
> NOT. EITHER WAY, I WON'T COMPROMISE THE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD.
>
> Each must be fully persuaded in his own mind. GOD'S WORD FULLY PERSUADED ME -
> IT SEEMS SOMETHING ELSE IS PERSUADING YOU - LIKE YOURSELF. BYE4NOW

My reply

> > I think this all took place Thursday morning between 6:00 AM and 9:00
> > AM. John 19:14,16 says, "And it was the preparation of the passover, and
> > about the sixth hour...Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be
> > crucified."

> The time here is Roman time. ------ WOW
>
> THE WORD OF GOD IS INSPIRED BY GOD - GOD DIDN'T SAY "ROMAN TIME" MARILYN. IT
> SAYS THE 6TH HOUR AND THAT MEANS JUST THAT. THE CONTEXT OF THAT VERSE IS
> PREPARATION OF THE PASSOVER - IT WAS ABOUT 12 NOON.

***From Marilyn: In my Scofield Bible, there is a note at "sixth hour" refering to the note at Mark 15:25. This verse says, And it was the third hour, and they crucified him." The note says, "Cf.John 19.14. John uses the Roman, Mark the Hebrew computation of time." The "sixth hour" (Roman time) in John 19:14 is equal to the "third hour" (Jewish time) in Mark 15:25 as the time of the crucifixion.

> GOD SAID ON THE 14TH DAY IT SHALL BE KILLED AND SO IT WAS INDEED. THE 13TH
> DAY IT WAS PREPARED ON THE 10TH IT WAS SELECTED

***You said it."THE 13TH DAY IT WAS PREPARED." It had to be killed, roasted and ready to be eaten as the 13th changed to the 14th at sunset.

***De. 16:6 says, "sacrifice the PASSOVER AT EVEN, at the GOING DOWN OF THE SUN (beginning of Nisan 14)." Josephus showed what was meant by the GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, between 3:00-5:00 PM.

***Ex. 12:6 (Green's Interlinear): "kill it between the evenings," i.e., between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.

***Ex. 12:6 (Septuagint): "kill it TOWARD EVENING" (toward the beginning of Nisan 14, i.e., in the afternoon of Nisan 13).

> THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE, SINCE THURSDAY THAT YEAR WAS THE 15TH OF NISAN, THE
> DAY OF THE PASSOVER.

***I think that Thursday, in 30 AD, was Nisan 13. The Passover was Friday, Nisan 14. The Feast of Unleavened Bread was Saturday, Nisan 15. The Resurrection was Sunday, Nisan 16.

> WE HAVE TO BELIEVE GODS WORD. I BELIEVE GOD SAID '3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS'

***We have to start the count with day because God's word lists day before night. I think it was Thursday (day), Friday (night then day), Saturday (night then day), and Sunday (night).

> > However, we can agree to disagree agreeably.

> NO, WE CAN'T, BECAUSE THE
> SCRIPTURES TEACH THE TRUTH, THEY DON'T TEACH US TO COMPROMISE. YOU WILL
> EITHER GIVE IT FURTHER CONSIDERATION AND COME TO SEE THE TRUTH, OR YOU WILL
> NOT. EITHER WAY, I WON'T COMPROMISE THE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD.

I am letting the Scriptures say what they say. You want me to accept what you think they mean as truth, but I stick to what I think the Scripture says. I have studied this subject for many years. I looked up everything I could turn up on it at the library at BIOLA, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, even old rare handwritten manuscripts from the 1700s. I have read numerous versions of the Bible. I have been very thorough in my research.

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I'd be in seventh heaven if the rapture occurred Nov. 24th. I'm desperately praying for others. The reference you had given another in P/C 216 to this I noticed should have been to P/C 211 instead of P/C 21.

I also wished there had been more details in P/C 211 as to what the astronomical event was in 3 1/2 years.

A case can be made for Nov. 24th also which others may have also figured out which would be as follows:

Lev. 25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them. When ye come into the land which I give you...
Lev. 25:8 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.

Counting from May 14, 1948 through May 14, 1949 as the first year and continueing as when the children of Israel came in to possess the land and numbering seven sabbaths of years brings us to May 14, 1997.

Lev 25:9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.

Counting May as the first month and continueing to the seventh month brings us to November. Counting the 14th as the first day and continueing to the 10th day brings us to the 23rd. This would make November 23rd, 1997 as the start of the jubilee according to Leviticus.

This would then make November 23rd 1998 as the end of the jubilee. Not until the end of the jubilee could the Lord Jehovah judge Israel for not keeping the Jubilee as outlined in Leviticus. God Bless!

My reply

> I'd be in seventh heaven if the rapture occurred Nov. 24th.

So would I, literally and figuratively. Saturn originally was the 7th planet: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Rahab (now the Asteroid Belt), Jupiter, Saturn. According to Josephus, the candlestick represented seven heavenly bodies, but they were Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the visible heavens in our days.

should have been to P/C 211 instead of P/C 21

Thanks, I fixed that. I have to type slowly in the email document or it will skip, sometimes omitting almost a whole word. Hope that will improve as I work my emails down to a reasonable number.

> I also wished there had been more details in P/C 211 as to what the
> astronomical event was in 3 1/2 years.

I don't know what that one is, but you might find this one interesting. My friend wrote me that "in August, B.C. 2, there was a massing together of four of the primary planets, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Uranus, in the vicinity of the sun. Astronomers said that was the beginning of a new age. We are now on the horizon of a new massing of the same planets, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Uranus, plus Saturn and the moon. All will be in the vicinity of the sun‹a rare event! All the seven heavenly bodies will be coming together in a massing of the planets. It will occur May 5, 2000."

> Counting from May 14, 1948 through May 14, 1949 as the first year and
> continueing as when the children of Israel came in to possess the land
> and numbering seven sabbaths of years brings us to May 14, 1997.
>
> Lev 25:9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on
> the tenth day of the seventh month

It is my understanding that the Biblical Jubilee was announced on Tishri 10 in the 49th sacred year, but it started the next Nisan 1, the first day of the 50th sacred year. If it was announced Tishri 10 in 1997, it would have started Nisan 1, our Mar. 28, 1998 and will end Nisan 1, our Mar. 18, 1999.

However, maybe the Jubilee should be counted from when the War of Independence was over, the peace treaties were signed, and the UN accepted Israel (May 11, 1949). Then the 50th year would begin Mar. 18, 1999 and end Apr. 6, 2000. If the Rapture is next Pentecost, it would fall in that year.

> Not until the end of the jubilee could the Lord Jehovah judge Israel for not
> keeping the Jubilee

That would fit, because I think the Tribulation will begin on the Feast of Weeks/Pentecost in 2001. That would be after the Jubilee ended.

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