It's interesting to note that the Midnight Peace Treaty was signed on Sept. 10, 1999 - that's precisely nine months until Pentecost, 2000. God uses numbers extemely precisely and without any coincidence involved. It's His signature on His creation! Adding 40 years to June 1967 and deducting for Daniel's seventieth week also brings us to 5760, this year. It's triangulated and confirmed by circumstances, which only God can control and arrange. Extremely high levels of creativity!
And you have documented the new star discovered last Pentecost, and its significance. With the removal of Christians being needed before the Final Framework Agreement, and I would think before the One-World Religion institutes on June 26th, looks like it's being narrowed down to Pentecost this year.
Persistence does pay off!
On Pro and Con 384, I reported, "The Sharm el-Sheik Memorandum (Wye-2) land withdrawal agreement signed Sept. 4, 1999 (one week before the Feast of Trumpets), was ratified Sept. 8. THE FIRST WITHDRAWALS FROM JUDEA and Samaria are to get underway Sept. 10. Negotiations on Permanent Status negotiations are to resume not later than Sep. 13, 1999 (date the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993, and date of Feast of Trumpets, 2007)...A comprehensive agreement on all Permanent Status issues is to be concluded within 1 year from Sept. 13, 1999 (Sept. 13, 2000)." Is that the agreement you are talking about or was there another one?
What you are saying is very interesting, either way, because it was "THE FIRST WITHDRAWALS" on the 10th. I didn't see the significance of that part before. The Pre-Trib Rapture is a FIRST WITHDRAWAL. We sure have to look at every detail, don't we?
The new star was Nova Velorum, found May 22, 1999 (on Shabbat, SIVAN 7, Pentecost) in the reefed sails of the ship ARGO (THE COMPANY OF TRAVELERS) that is backing into the dock. That ship has a representation of Christ's face at the waterline and the ram's head above on the prow. It, like Noah's Ark, represents Christ, our Saviour. We are the travelers in Christ.
Wow! Sivan 7, 2000 also falls on Saturday, Shabbat. At the Rapture, It would be very fitting to be taken to Saturn, Shabbatai, on Shabbat.
I drove Ed and myself right into the end of the rainbow the day I figured out that I thought Sivan 7 was the correct Biblical Day of Pentecost. That was Jan. 26, 1999, just 3 days after the huge gamma ray burster of Jan. 23, 1999. (May 10, 1999, was the 2nd biggest GRB.)
I wonder if the Rapture will turn out to be in the 7th good year, on the 7th day of Sivan, on the 7th day of the week, Shabbat, one day after the 7 x 7 countdown of the Omer's 49 days. I think it will be to the 7th lamp of the lampstand (Saturn) too. Seven means perfection and completion. It is God's number.
Something else is interesting about the countdown of the Omer if it is the final countdown to the Rapture. For starters, it is the ONLY feast of the 7 with such a prescribed countdown. To boot, the countdown is 7 x 7. For good measure, the end of the second 7 is May 5, the date of the planetary lineup that matches the Sun and 6 planets represented by the candlestick.
Keep watching. We are the salt of the Earth, and salt retards the growth of leaven. I have a feeling the salt will be taken out of the dough before June 26. Then the whole lump can be leavened. There wouldn't be enough salt left to stop its puffing up the dough too high. Do you know what happens when a loaf of bread overproofs? It collapses. The measurement of salt is the most critical of any ingredient.
Thanks much for your thoughts. I like Ex. 19:10,11: "sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down." Agape
Iraq was in on the attack on Israel June 5, 1967 too. The countries that attacked were Egypt (hit them on 5 fronts), Saudi Arabia (hit them on two fronts), Jordan (hit them on three fronts), Iraq (hit them on one front), Syria (hit them on 3 fronts) and Lebanon (hit them on one front). Those countries were so sure that they were going to wipe Israel off the map that several of their leaders were blatent about it. On May 25, 1965, President Aref of Iraq said, "THE ARAB NATIONAL AIM IS THE ELIMINATION OF ISRAEL." On Radio Baghdad, June 1, 1967, Aref said, "WE ARE RESOLVED, DETERMINED AND UNITED, TO ACHIEVE OUR CLEAR AIM OF WIPING ISRAEL OFF THE MAP. THIS IS THE DAY TO WASH AWAY THE STAIN GOD WILLING, WE SHALL MEET IN TEL AVIV AND HAIFA."
On May 25, 1965, "President Nassar, of Egypt, issued a statement jointly with President Aref of Iraq. It said, THE ARAB NATIONAL AIM IS THE ELIMINATION OF ISRAEL. On May 26, 1967, Nassar said, "THE ARAB PEOPLE WANTS TO FIGHT. WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE RIGHT DAY WHEN WE WOULD BE FULLY PREPARED...RECENTLY, WE HAVE FELT STRONG ENOUGH TO TRIUMPH, WITH GOD'S HELP, IF WE ENTER INTO BATTLE WITH ISRAEL ON THAT BASIS, WE HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE THE ACTUAL MEASURES. TAKING THIS STEP MAKES IT IMPERATIVE THAT WE BE READY TO EMBARK ON A TOTAL WAR WITH ISRAEL."
Speaking of native-born Israelis on June 4, 1967, Ahmed Shukairi, leader of the PLO, said, "THOSE WHO SURVIVE WILL REMAIN IN PALESTINE, BUT I ESTIMATE THAT NOT MANY OF THEM WILL SURVIVE."
Well, looking at the 15 points of attack on this little country on a map, one would expect the Arabs to be able to accomplish exactly what they set out to do. However, they didn't reckon the power of God into their plans. Israel ended up with several times as much land as she had to begin with.
Members of the Arab world have not all given up on their plan. Zech. 14:2,3 says, "For I will gather ALL NATIONS against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle." Agape
I also find the fact that the flood judgement story begins in the 6th chapter of Genesis and Jericho judgement is likewise in Joshua chapter 6. Another amazing contribution to the 6000 year earth lease. Is it also a coincidence that the waters ceased in Joshua 3:16 allowing for the antitypical salvation (entering into rest - promised land) of Israel just as John 3:16 declares our salvation through Jesus! Add this to the aforementioned Jordan crossing where Israel followed 2000 cubits - simply awesome!!!
This is all speculation, of course. However, I found Phil's comments absolutely fascinating and deeply profound. The age of adulthood for Israel coming at 19 with the 1967 war - whiched touched of the 40 year countdown. I have found some more info.which relates to this and will try to wrap it up concisely in a new paper that, Lord willing, I will be able to summarize and publish on the web soon. I'll let you know. You may want to consider rereading the following as a refresher in the meantime: Jacob twice worked for seven years - my comments at http://www.netcom.com/~jason929/jacob.html The first seven years as a type of things to come - my comments at http://www.netcom.com/~jason929/foreshadows.html The temple mount refusal in 1967 and a 40 year testing period - my comments at http://www.netcom.com/~jason929/seven.html Jason S: http://www.netcom.com/~jason929/home.html - The Swinging Pendulum - Time is Ticking Away "We will not all die, but will be changed in a flash,...at the last trumpet" I Corinthians 15:51,52
(Note: There is more about the city of Ur to be found in the Index of Chain Topics number 4446-Ur on page 1839 of the Archeological Supplement in a Thompson Chain-Reference Bible. A photo of the ziggurat of Ur can be found on the next page, 1840.) On page 1839, there is a photo from University Museum (Philadelphia) of a stele/pillar of Ur-Nammu which was found on the floor of the Hall of Justice in Ur. The photo of the stele appears to depict a Ladder of Works made of wood and nails by human hands. It appears to me as if people were trying to climb this Ladder of Their Own Works to reach heaven. Heaven is depicted as being the the bright and shining star in the middle of a crescent moon (it looks like a cyclops with only a crescent smile). This is also the religious symbol of the Islamic moon god cult of Allah. This symbol hangs overhead the gods of heaven and king Ur-Nammu of the third Ur dynasty. (Note: Nannar was the tutelary deity of Ur appointed as king of that city by the god of heaven called An. The god of heaven (named An) established Ur-Nammu as his mortal representative, establishing the third Ur dynasty. An has a son of god named Enlil who rapes another goddess named Ninlil. The offspring of the rape was none other than Nanna/Nannar/Sin. How ironic that the product of rape is Sin. This rape is the very antithesis of the virgin birth!)
What really struck me was when I saw the planets (Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) align real close to the crescent moon on April 6, 2000. Saturn was the closest planet to the crescent moon. I stood in awe as the planet Saturn reflected the glory of the sun like a flaming cherubim. I thought Saturn was going to align itself in the center of the crescent moon that night. I wondered how often a celestial event like this happened. I wondered what the relevance was to what I was witnessing in the heavens, and what I had witnessed in the photo on page 1839 of the Archeological Supplement in a Thompson Chain-Reference Bible.
At the following web site you can view The Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur from McClung Museum:
It is important to note on this web site the "Ram (goat) Caught in the Thicket" and the "Gold Bull (golden calf) Amulet." The Ram in the Thicket represents the sacrifice the Father provided by the work of His Hands. The Golden Calf represents the sacrifice man provided by the work of his human hands. Jesus Christ is the Ladder of Faith, hammered together with wood and nails reaching out from earth, ascending like the stairs on a ziggurat to the Mountain of Heaven by the Power of His Resurrection. The Golden Calf is the Ladder of Works, hammered together with the wood and nails of manís own good works, representing counterfeit steps of a pagan ziggurat climbing and ascending to heaven by manís own righteousness. (Note: John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that entereth not by the Door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.) The history of the blood covenant goes all the way back to Adam and Eve. When they sinned, they tried to fix it with the work of their human hands by making a covering out of fig leaves. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin, so God took an animal He had made with His Hands and killed it to provide a covering for them. The knowledge of the blood covenant was passed down to Cain and Abel. They knew what was required to please God because without faith it is impossible. Finally Admit I Trust Him (FAITH). Cain chose to offer the sacrifice of his works, and Abel offered the sacrifice of HIS WORKS! Cainís works were not accepted. Abelís faith in the Works of Godís Provision was accepted. Abelís faith worked to impute unto him the righteousness of Godís Provision (faith+works=faithworks). Cain was jealous of Abel and murdered him. Abel was murdered for his faith.
Remember that Jesus Christ is the Key of Authority to the Net (Jacob's/Israel's Ladder of Faith Gen 28:12 & Jn 1:51, Secret Stairs/Clefts in the Rock SOS 2:8-14, Gate of Heaven/House of God Gen 28:17, door Jn 10:1-9, way Jn 14:6, window/wind+door Rev 4:1, strait gate Mt 7:14, path Ps 16:11). Jesus Christ is the Ladder of Faith who makes the Firstfruits/Raptures of the Resurrection possible (Mt 22:30-33, Lk 20:36, 1 Jn 3:1-2, Jn 1:48-51, Jn 10:1-4, Rev 4:1, Mt 18:10, Mk 10:14-6, Rev 5:9-11, Mt 13:43). There is a Pre-Trib rapture for a glorious church (Eph 5:27) which are the wise Philadelphian virgins (Rev 3:7-8). There is a Mid-Trib rapture for the two witnesses, Moses and Elijah (Rev 11:12). Lazurus is a type of Moses; Lazurus was raised from the dead to face physical death again, so too will Moses be raised to face physical death one final time. There is a Pre-Wrath rapture (Rev 3:20, James 5:9, Rev 7:9) for the foolish & blind Laodician Tribulation Saints. There is a Post-Trib Second Advent which is HIS Second Coming with All His Saints (Rev 19:6)!
That's ok, the blind have eyes but can't see too. We are each responsible for our own choices. You'll find out soon enough. Even Isa. 57:1 says, "The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that THE RIGHTEOUS IS TAKEN AWAY FROM THE EVIL TO COME."
> > When scripture says that Every eye will see Him, Even those who pierced Him, it is talking about when The Son of Man comes to claim His followers.
Zech. 12: 9,10 says, " And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." That is the first day of the Millennium. "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have PIERCED, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn."
That is the day of the Pre-Wrath Rapture. There is one before the Tribulation, when the Lord comes to the "open door" set before the Philadelphians in Rev. 3:8 and, with a voice like a trumpet, says, "Come up hither" (Rev. 4:1). That is the first trump (I Thess. 4:13-18). You can wait until the last trump though, if you want to. There is a last trump (I Cor. 15:51,52). The first is as the days of Noah (no fire falls, only water, symbol of the Spirit of God). The second is as the days of Lot (fire falls that same day). Lu. 17:29 says, "But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all."
Rev. 8-11 says, "behold, I have set before thee an OPEN DOOR, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name...Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee FROM the hour of temptation (peirasmos, trial), which shall come (future tense) upon ALL the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly (no time for every eye to see him this time): hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown." I am holding fast.
Even Isa. 57:1 says, "The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are TAKEN AWAY, none considering that THE RIGHTEOUS IS TAKEN AWAY FROM THE EVIL TO COME."
> > You cannot divide the body of Christ, and neither will He
He already has. The head of the Body of Christ is already in Heaven today. One group is seen in Heaven in Rev. 5:9. The other group is seen in Heaven in Rev. 7:14. The wise virgins are divided from the foolish virgins in Mt. 25. The foolish virgins are left behind when the Bridegroom comes. The Philadelphians are divided from the Laodiceans, who are spewed out of his mouth (Rev. 3:16). The second group have to wash their robes in the blood of Christ to make them white. The first group bought their oil of the Holy Spirit in time. The second group didn't. They are the foolish virgins.
> >Please don't nitpick, believers will not be separated twice.
You will find out soon enough.
> > The destiny of every believer is death "on the cross" which means that the person who is looking for the eternal with God must forsake all in this life, and live for Christ.
What happens to those who accept Christ, but do not "forsake all in this life, and live for Christ"? In Rev. 3:19, Jesus tells them, "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent." If they don't listen, it isn't his fault.
> > To make a distinction between ourselves in the Flesh (ie. jew, gentile, white, black, etc.)
What Christian does that? I hope you don't have a chip on your shoulder. Gal. 3:28 says, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."
> > God Help us all
Amen. If the Rapture were to happen, this Pentecost, would you be ready? Agape
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