. If all of your calculations are correct, then we indeed are running out of time to get right with God--and to draw close to the Lord as we realize that the fulfillment of End Time Bible prophecy is indeed nigh at hand.
I used to not think very much of women preachers as a whole. But it was a woman who bore the first message to the desciples of our Lord's resurrection. What an honor. How is it that it is not a man that has been carrying this wonderful message of our Lord's soon coming return since 1968? I for one would like to say thank you for being there and remaining faithful to Him for all of these years. We now know and we have some time left to do something about it before it is too late. God only knows where I would be if my eyes were not opened up to see this wonderful truth. May God bless you until we meet together around His Throne.
Ps. Could you please answer the second question that I last send to you?-- How do you derive a gap between the Rapture of the church and the beginning of the Tribulation period? What exactly do you base that on? I need some help on that.
Sorry about the delay in answering you about the gap between the Rapture and the Tribulation. Since getting rearended, these daily visits to the chiropractor cut into my day. We got the car back today. They did a beautiful repair job on it.
Long ago, when I first started studying the Bible intensively, Dr. Whiting, of Dallas Theological Seminary, said that he always drew the time line with a break in it because there was no Scripture that said that the Tribulation had to immediately follow the Rapture. There could be a gap.
To me, Israel has four years of grace, Jewish years, figured by inclusive reckoning, after the Rapture happens to see that the New Testament is true and the Yeshua is their Messiah.
Luke 13:6-9 says that Jesus "spake also this parable: A certain man (the Lord) had a fig tree (Israel) planted in his vineyard; and he (the Lord) came (at the Rapture) and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years (5758, 5759, 5760; our 1998, 1999, 2000) I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also (5761, our 2001), till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down (during the Tribulation)."
If the Rapture is on Pentecost and the Tribulation begins on Pentecost/ The Feast of Weeks, the timing is exact. The three feasts in Nisan belonged to the First Advent. Pentecost belongs to the Church. The three feasts in Tishri belong to the beginning of the Millennium, so Pentecost fits. It is the Feast of the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and we are called wheat. The Feast of Weeks is perfect too for the beginning of the Seventieth Week of Daniel.
The ten days in Rev. 2:10 can mean ten years. The word translated days can mean any of a number of time periods, the actual meaning to be understood by the context. If Rapture I is in 5758 and Rapture II in 5768, the ten years works out just right.
In Rev. 17:12, the ten kings "have received no kingdom as yet." Since Revelation is written as if the Rapture is "at hand" (Rev. 1:3; 22:10), this means that at the Rapture, these ten kings have no kingdom. Yet, at the beginning of the Tribulation in Rev. 13, the first beast has ten horns (kings) and "upon his horns ten crowns." They are crowned as the Tribulation begins. This leaves room for a gap between the Rapture and the beginning of the Tribulation.
I hope this helps. Any other questions? Don't hesitate to ask. I'll do my best to answer, and if I don't know, I'll say so. No one knows everything.
Your website is so full of information that I just find it too difficult to absorb everthing.One thing it does is to give me hope of the Lords soon return in a world that seems to be crumbling on all sides.As a Christian I believe what the Bible says but it is still difficult to understand all that has been written.I thank God for your warning to the Church of the emminent return of the Lord.God bless you.
You got the best first. The Lord is coming. Time is short. Build on that. Step two is to realize the necessity of confessing known sins and being filled with the Holy Spirit. We want to be wise virgins filled with the blazing oil of the Holy Spirit so we will be chosen as the Bride of Christ. Those left behind will be taken to Heaven in a second Rapture on the 2300th day of the shortened Tribulation. They are the rest of the Body of Christ, but not the Bride, which is the best prize we can work for.
Salvation is free, but rewards can be worked for. We must not neglect either if we want to escape the Tribulation chastisement.
The Body of Christ has different parts. Christ is the head and the brain. Those who have lived during this age and have already died are the main part of the Body. The Philadelphian wise virgins are one foot of the Body of Christ. They will be born into a new world a little ahead of the last foot, the Laodicean foolish virgins.
The word of the Lord is like honey. Proverbs 25:16 says, "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it." Absorbing everything in one dose is not possible. It is like arithmetic. Taken step by step, it is easy.
When I find a new book, I scan it first, read the contents page, look for the most interesting points, and read those first. Then I fill in the gaps and then start from the beginning to really study it.
When it comes to the Bible, a good place to start is with the gospel of John. He wrote to prove that Jesus Christ is God. Once we have that straight, it is great to read the New Testament on to the end. This gives us the instructions on how to live the Christian life and our first prophecy book, The Revelation of Jesus Christ. This is an outline meant to be fleshed out by prophecies from the Old Testament. Therefore, next read from Isaiah to John. Then start from Genesis and read it all. By knowing the prophecies first, when you read the history of the Israelites, you will find that they played out little skits to help us understand prophecy. This recorded history repeats itself by God's design.
The first time through, absorb what you can and leave the rest for another time. The next time, you will be amazed at what you will understand that you missed the first time. The more we know about the Bible, the more we can know. It is like working a jigsaw puzzle. We find pieces all over the table and put them together one at a time. It is fun, and once the Bible gets hold of you, you can't let it go. You just keep searching for one more piece of the puzzle as you have time.
I am deeply humbled by your reply. I will follow step by step as you
instructed and hope and pray that the Lord will give me a deeper thirst
for His Word especially the prophetic word on the BLESSED HOPE of the
Lords return. God bless you and your ministry.
Just another quickie as I was reading your posted emails.
You had stated in "Pro - Con 4" in "My Reply, Subject: 9-13-93 Agreement" that the temple must be built to sacrifice. I don't think that is right. The altar is all that is needed, and that consists of a pile of rocks on the Temple Mount....
They have found a new cornerstone to the temple and have paraded it around the Temple Mount (10/97) 7 times like in the days of Jericho. They have found the "red heffer" without blemish, raised in Israel for the first sacrifice. They have tried to put an altar on the Temple Mount, but the Government has refused due to Arab pressure. They hope to accomplish this by next Rosh HaShanah and Sukkot, but they are really trying to accomplish this in the year of Jubilee (5758). They have also found (discovered) the royal blue color that the priests wear and have started producing the priests' clothing. They have also started training priests "without blemish" who can enter the Holy of Holies when the Temple is built. Time is close!
Hope that helps!
Again, thank you for posting all of that information. It has really educated me and forced me to open my mind. Before I read it, I didn't even believe in a rapture!
I am pleased to be able to help. It is the Lord's doing. Without him, I could do nothing.
Somewhere, I said that at least the altar has to be there because sacrificing begins as the Tribulation begins (Dan. 8:14). However, I do expect the temple to be there at the beginning of the Tribulation because of Rev. 11. Moses and Elijah start their ministry then, and the temple is mentioned.
My heartfelt thanks to all who like my Web Site. God's wonderful blessings on you all. May we meet at the assembly in Heaven right after the Rapture.
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