(Comments from Marilyn): Do you think the sprigs (in Isa. 18:5,6) could be the wise virgins taken away in the Rapture? and the branches the foolish virgins that are cut off in Mt. 25:1f; Lu. 12:46; Mt. 24:51?
Isa. 18:5,6 in the LXX says, "Before the reaping time, when the flower has been completely formed, and the unripe grape has put forth its flower and blossomed, then shall he TAKE AWAY THE LITTLE CLUSTERS (i.e., the wise virgins with fruit) with pruning-hooks, and shall take away the small branches, and CUT THEM OFF; and he shall LEAVE THEM together to the birds of the sky, and to the wild beasts of the earth" (the beasts of Rev. 13).
[MARILYN, YES I THINK THAT THIS ANALYSIS OF THESE ABOVE VESRES MAY WELL BE CORRECT]
***From Marilyn: I added the parenthetic sections in what I said in the last email. Below are quotes from 2 other versions. They seem to place the Rapture in the spring.
***Concordant: "before the (grape) harvest, as the bud is spent, And the UNRIPE GRAPE is weaning, the flower is coming. Then he cuts off the shoots (that have fruit) with pruners (at the Pre-Trib Rapture), And the ABANDONED TWIGS (the foolish Laodicean virgins) he takes away when he lops. They will be FORSAKEN together to the bird of prey of the mountains (kingdoms, nations), And to the beast of the earth (the beast of Rev. 13:2-10). And SUMMER on them (the foolish Laodicean virgins) will the bird of prey." ***NASB: "before the harvest (the vintage is Elul and Tishri, Aug. and Sept., so it is before that), AS SOON AS the bud blossoms And the flower becomes a RIPENING GRAPE, Then He will CUT OFF the sprigs (having fruit) with pruning knives And REMOVE (them at the Rapture) and CUT AWAY (cut off the foolish virgins) the spreading branches (having no fruit). They (the foolish virgins having no fruit) will be left together for mountain birds of prey. And for the BEASTS (of Rev. 13) of the earth; And the birds of prey will spend the SUMMER feeding on them."
***In other words, it looks like the Pre-Trib Rapture could be before summer, as Song of Sol. 2:10-14 indicates.
Ascension Day might fit the time when the unripe grape has flowered as well as Pentecost.
> > Reading Matthew 24 and Luke 17 tell me it will be the Same Day, just as in the examples of Lot and Noah. (Notice in these passages that Jesus put EMPHASIS ON THE WORDS...."Likewise and ON THE SAME DAY...") This puts the Rapture on Pentecost 2001----the THIRD DAY since Pentecost 1998.
Please look at those passages again. Doing a search for "likewise" and "same day" in my Bible Plus program, I find only these instances in Mt. 24 and Lu. 17 that might apply. Mt. 24:33 says, "So LIKEWISE ye, when ye shall see all these things (modern Israel growing leaves), know that IT IS NEAR, even at the doors." This is in the fig tree parable.
Lu. 17:27-30 says, "LIKEWISE also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But THE SAME DAY that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed" (the Sign of the Son of Man, Mt. 24:30; Rev. 6:14f). The Pre-Trib Rapture is as the days of Lot. It takes place on the Day of God's Wrath.
When it is talking about the days of Noah, I don't find anything about the SAME DAY. That is said about Lot, because his escape typifies the Pre-Wrath Rapture, when fire and brimstone will fall that same day.
[MARILYN, TAKE A LOOK AT THESE VESRSE IN THE KJV. LUKE 17:26-30: 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
[NOTICE HERE THAT JESUS SPECIFICALLY SAID "THE DAY"--MEANING THAT THE VERY SAME DAY ,WITH EMPAHSIS , THAT NOAH ENTERED THE ARK, THE DESTRUCTION CAME THAT VERY SAME DAY.]
***There are TWO "days of the Son of man." Lu. 17:22 says, "he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see ONE of the DAYS OF THE SON OF MAN, and ye shall not see it." "ONE OF THE DAYS OF THE SON OF MAN" is the Pre-Trib Rapture. It is at the FIRST TRUMP and is as the days of NOAH. The destruction of the day Noah was closed up in the Ark, Cheshvan 17 (Nov. 15, 2000), would not be but the beginning. It was only the 1st of the 40 days of rain that fell in the rainy season that starts in Tishri and ends in Nisan. Water (symbol of the Spirit of Christ) came down 40 days in the days of Noah, but fire came down the same day, one day, in the days of Lot.
***The "LAST TRUMP" is the LAST one of the two "DAYS OF THE SON OF MAN," the Pre-Wrath Rapture that is as the days of LOT. Lu. 17:29 says, "But the SAME DAY that LOT (not Noah) went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all." This is on the Day of God's Wrath, the day of the destruction by fire (II Peter 3:7).
17:28: Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
[NOTICE THE USE OF THE WORD "LIKEWISE" TO DRAW THE SAME PARALLEL.]
17:29: But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
[NOTICE HERE AGAIN, JESUS USES ALMOST IDENTICAL LANGUAGE, EMPASIZING THAT ON THE VERY SAME DAY THAT LOT LEFT SODOM, DESTRUCTION "LIKEWISE" CAME---EXACTLY AS IT DID IN THE EXAMPLE OF NOAH !!!!] TO ME, THE COMMENTS ARE CLEAR. THE EMPAHSIS IS ON THE "SAME DAY." I CAN ONLY CONCLUDE THAT THE SAME DAY THAT THE RAPTURE OCCURS, THERE WILL BE DESRTUCTION.]
17:30: Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
[THIS TIES THE TWO EXAMPLES OF LOT AND NOAH TOGETHER WITH THE DAY THAT THE RAPTURE TAKES PLACE]
***The days of Noah and the days of Lot seem to refer to two different Raptures. At the 1st Rapture, no fire falls. At the 2nd Rapture, fire does fall. Lu. 17:28,29 says, "Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, the planted, they builded; (here comes the break) BUT the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all."
***The "BUT" introduces the fire that fell on the "same day." Therefore, that "same day" does not need to be tied to the days of Noah, where it was rain instead of fire, and the rain fell 40 days instead of 1 day.
***Lu. 17:27 says, "They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all." Gen. 7:12 says, "the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights." The destruction then was spread over 40 days. The rain STOPPED after the 40 days.
***There is a chance that those 40 days could tie in with the 40 days between Resurrection Day and Ascension Day. In Noah's day, the rain (symbol of the Holy Spirit) ceased falling on the whole world after the 40th day. Gen. 7:17 says, "the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare UP the ark, and it was LIFT UP ABOVE THE EARTH" (i.e., as we will be "caught up...in the clouds," I Thess. 4:17).
***In 30 AD, Christ ascended on the 40th day and disappeared in the clouds. Acts. 1:9 says, "he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight." The Spirit of Christ did not fall on the disciples again until Pentecost.
***Think of II Thess. 2:2-8. Could it be that the Holy Spirit's restraining of the revealing of the False Prophet stops after the 40th day, because he has taken the Philadelphian Bride of Christ through the "open door" (Rev. 3:8) in Heaven (Rev. 4:1) that day? Will he fall again upon Moses and Elijah as they begin their 1260 days of prophesying 10 days later, on Pentecost? Could some Tribulation saints be put in prison on the day of the Rapture and be released 10 days (Rev. 2:10) later because of the 7-year covenant of peace (Dan. 9:27)?
There seems to be a gap between the 1st Rapture and the Tribulation. In Rev. 17:14, "they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful." showing that the Rapture has already taken place. At the time of the Rapture, the ten kings "have received NO kingdom as yet" (Rev. 17:12). As the Tribulation begins in Rev. 13:1, all 10 kings are crowned.
[MARILYN, I HAVE READ THE PASSAGES IN REV. 17. VERSE 14 SEEMS TO BE REFERRING TO THE 2ND RETURN IN POWER, NOT THE RAPTURE,SINCE THE SAME & PRECEEDING VERSE SAYS THE BEAST SHALL MAKE WAR WITH THE LAMB. THIS IS NOT THE TIME OF THE RAPTURE.TO ME VERSE 12 DOES NOT GIVE ANY INDICATION THAT THERE IS A "GAP" BETWEEN THE RAPTURE AND WHEN THE 10 HORNS COME TO POWER, ALTHOUGH THERE COULD BE. II THES. CH 2. SEEMS TO INDICATE THAT RIGHT AFTER THE RAPTURE THE FALSE PROPHET IS REVEALED.]
***Even if v. 14 did not refer to the Rapture, the time is BEFORE the Tribulation begins, because the 10 kings have not received their kingdom "AS YET" (v. 12). As the 1st 1260 days of the Tribulation begin in Rev. 13:1, the 10 kings are crowned.
***II Thess. 2:6,7 shows that the restraining influence of the Holy Spirit is removed. We understand that it is at the Rapture because we are the salt of the Earth. The Holy Spirit in us does the restraining until we leave here. Then he withdraws his restraint. We also know that the False Prophet is revealed when he confirms the covenant. That doesn't mean that it has to be on the same day as the Rapture. It could be 10 days later, when the 2 witnesses receive their empowerment to prophesy for the next 1260 days.
***II Thess. 2:3 says, "that day (the millennial Day of the Lord) shall not come, except there come a falling away (departing) first, and that man of sin (the False Prophet) be revealed, the son of perdition" (he's Satan possessed). I think the first day of the Millennium is 2300 days (Dan. 8:13,14) after the son of perdition is revealed when he confirms the covenant. The events in this verse do not all have to happen on the same day. They just have to happen in this sequence, 1st the Rapture, then the beginning of the Tribulation, then the beginning of the Millennium.
Think about Ascension Day. See if it makes sense.
[I BELIEVE THAT PENTECOST MAKES THE MOST SENSE . IF THE WAVING OF THE WAVE SHEAF AT THE FEAST OF FIRSTFRUIT PICTURES THE RESURECTION OF JESUS THEN WHAT WOULD THE WAVING OF THE TWO LOAVES BE , EXCEPT THE RESURRECTIN OF THE CHURCH ? ALSO, PAUL SAID IN ROMANS THAT "IF THE FIRSSTFRUIT IS HOLY, THEN THE LUMP(WORD MEANS A LUMP OF BREAD,SUCH AS THAT WAVED ON PENTECOST) IS ALSO HOLY.EARLIER IN I COR. CH. 5 PAUL HAS TOLD THE CHURCH TO "PURGE OUT THE OLD LEAVEN THAT YOU MIGHT BE A 'NEW LUMP"---AS IN THE "NEW GRAIN "OFFERING OFFERED AT PENTECOST. FINALLY, AS I HAVE WRITTEN PREVIOUSLY ON THE 5 DOVES, ROMANS 15:16 IS A CLEAR INDICATION THAT PAUL CONSIDERED HIMSELF A PRIEST, THAT THE "OFFERING UP", AS IN THE OFFERING UP OF THE 2 LOAVES ON PENTECOST, MIGHT BE ACCEPTABLE TO GOD."]
ROMANS 15:16: That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
GOD BLESS, CAPS.
***I thought Pentecost was the most likely too--until last Pentecost passed. Now, I can't see us going all the way to the next Pentecost. We might ascend on the 40th day as the head of this Body of Christ did. It is Ascension Day, why not the day of the Rapture?
There are 2 loaves offered on Pentecost. One had to represent the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost in 30 AD. Couldn't the 2nd loaf stand for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Joel 2:27-29? It says, "ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel (at the Second Advent), and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. And it shall come to pass afterward (after the Second Advent), that I will POUR OUT MY SPIRIT upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I POUR OUT MY SPIRIT."
***Read what the whole passage below says again. It may have really good clues we can't afford to dismiss.
***Isa. 18:3-6 (KJV): "ALL YE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD, AND DWELLERS ON THE EARTH, SEE YE, when he lifteth up an ensign (flag of the One World Government?) on the mountains (kingdoms, nations); and WHEN HE BLOWETH A TRUMPET (the first trump, I Thess. 4:16?), HEAR YE. For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest (the 'sabbatismos,' Heb. 4:8,9), and I WILL CONSIDER IN MY DWELLING PLACE like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest."
***Does the above hint that he will consider us as being in Heaven before the harvest? Read on.
*** "For AFORE THE HARVEST, when the bud is perfect, and THE SOUR GRAPE IS RIPENING in the flower, he shall both CUT OFF THE SPRIGS (having fruit) with pruning hooks, and TAKE AWAY (at the Rapture) AND cut down (cut off, Lu. 12:46; Mt. 24:51) the branches (i.e., that have no fruit). They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth (the beasts of Rev. 13): and the fowls shall SUMMER (then is the Rapture in the spring, as it seems in Song of Sol. 2:10-14?) upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall WINTER upon them." Agape, Marilyn
When I got deep into Bible study, I asked the Lord what he wanted me to do. I told him I wanted to know all the deep things, everything in the Bible that he wanted man to know. Later on, at twilight, I was tired of typing all day, grabbed my closed Bible by the heel, threw myself down across the bed saying to myself, "What am I doing all this work for, it will probably never be published anyway." As soon as I landed, I was suddenly staring at my open Bible about a foot before my face. How it got open, I didn't know, but there was a rectangle of light on Jer. 50:2. The rest of the two pages were gray, for I had not turned on the light or opened the lined draperies. In the lighted verse, it said to publish and conceal not. Meekly, I said, "OK, I will continue to study and write." I have written 3 books, plus what is on my Web site.
I am sorry that you don't like it, but I must continue to study and write. I must do what the Lord wants me to do.
We are living near the end of this age. Jesus told the parable of the fig tree to answer a question from his disciples. They asked, "when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world (Greek, aionos, age)."
In his answer, he said, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree (symbol of Israel, Joel 1:6,7); When his branch (Gr., klados, a scion broken of for grafting, i.e., modern Israel grafted into he old roots) is yet tender (apalos, young, i.e., no older than 19), and putteth forth leaves (grows), ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it ('the kingdom of God,' Lu. 21:31) is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." (Mt. 24:32-34).
I believe this parable was fulfilled when modern Israel was 19 years old in 1967. In the Six-Day War, she grew four great leaves, Gaza Strip, Sinai, Golan Heights and West Bank. It started June 5 and summer was nigh. It started June 21. That is the kind of pin-point accuracy found in the Lord's prophecies.
The year 1967 plus a 40-year generation is 2007. We can tell that a generation is 40 years in Mt. 23:36. In 30 AD, Jesus was talking to the Pharisees, and said, "All these things shall come upon this generation." They did, when Jerusalem and the temple were burned in 70 AD.
I believe that the Feast of Weeks in 2007 (Sept. 13, 2007) is the end of this age. There is a 2300-day (Dan. 8:13,14) shortened Tribulation that I think runs between the Feast of Weeks/Pentecost, May 28, 2001, to the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 13, 2007. I think the Lord will come take those that are ready to Heaven before the Tribulation begins. That is the trial that shall come upon the whole world (Rev. 3:10), all those left behind at the Rapture. We should all get ready just in case.
The first thing we need to do is accept Christ as our own personal Saviour. Rom. 10:9,10 says, "if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Second, we need to confess any sins committed after accepting Christ so God can cleanse us of all unrighteousness. I John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." When we are forgiven, we are filled with the Holy Spirit of God. We are then ready, no matter when Christ comes for us. Being ready is the important thing. Agape
(The article) concerns the annilation of the Palestinians, I've listened and even visited with Pastor Dave Bay before,he is very informed on issues of illuminate, and masonry and witchcraft and so on. I hope to hear your thoughts on the article he hrote 10/25,. If this is all true then we would be in proximity of 1st rapture with time before tribulation starts in 'feast of weeks' and prepared to go. Do you suppose this fits as a proof?
Marilyn, may I offer financial support, and perhaps suggest that others may wish to do the same? I believe it is biblical. Where could we send checks to or however it would be convenient to you? It is not right that the teacher should struggle, when the teachers thoughts should be on her God given work. We are so near to home. ...sorry to take so long, we LOVE you, AGAPE!!!!!
> > THE COMING PROPHESIED ANNIHILATION OF THE PALESTINIANS -- TODAY'S HOUSE OF ESAU, By Pastor Dave Bay, The Cutting Edge:
> > Obadiah 15-18 foretells the annihilation by fire of an entire nation, the House of Esau, which are the Palestinians led by Yassir Arafat. Israel possesses the "Weapon of Fire" that could fulfill this prophecy precisely!...
> > Antichrist will receive the recognition of being the Jewish Messiah as he is standing "amid the rubble of the Dome of the Rock! Most interestingly, our search amongst the propaganda of the Palestinians and Hamas [the terrorist organization supporting Arafat], turned up an unbelievable fact: Palestianian propagandists are already preparing their people for the blowing up of the Dome of the Rock! To verify this, just go to the Palestinian Authority website at http://www.palestine-info.net/alaqsa/willalaqsa.htm where you will find several scenarios listed as to how the Jews are going to blow up the Dome [Called Al-Aqsa by the Arabs]. Therefore, the deed is not only prophesied in Obadiah, but it is now verified twice from Palestinian sources -- Arafat on CNN on September 7, 2000, and now on the official Palestinian Authority website...Arafat does not realize he is going to purge Mount Zion of the pagan Dome so as to make it holy; he thinks he is doing it because such an act would instantly unite all one billion Muslims in the world into such a frenzy that Israel cannot possibly survive the ensuing, furious onslaught....
> > A Fuel-Air bomb operates very simply. "Fuel-air explosives form highly gaseous mixtures which, when detonated, produce much more blast than fire. For their size and weight, they provide a much larger blast than any other weapon except for nuclear devices; in fact, the blast can mimic a small nuclear explosion...Some are launched from aircraft, others from helicopters or ground vehicles."...
> > Thus, if the goal is to annihilate an entire city within minutes, the Fuel-Air bomb would be the perfect weapon to employ. It can be launched from aircraft, helicopters, or even ground vehicles, as the above quote tells us. Thus, Israel could deliver this Fuel-Air bomb from a variety of launching platforms, thus making it more likely they could cover all the target sites at once. Palestinian cities would explode as if they were hit with small nuclear devices, but they would largely be destroyed by blast and fire, instantaneously....
> > The Illuminati has included this prophecy of Obadiah 15-21 within their plans to produce Antichrist, although they have no clue they are fulfilling Biblical prophecy. They also have plans to use this Arab-Israeli war as the spark for their coveted World War 3, which will ultimately produce Antichrist. Other aspects of this Third World War...
> > Then, suddenly, amidst this unbelievable war, carnage, and panic, a spiritual "superman" will appear east of Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, and claiming to be Messiah. He will be accompanied by "lying signs and wonders", as his procession goes into Jerusalem, and on to the Temple Mount. There, he will be "enthroned, and anointed with oil [as Messiah], standing amidst the rubble of the Dome of the Rock". [The Armageddon Script, p. 235].
> > Since he does not believe Bible prophecy, Arafat does not know he is fighting Almighty God...
> > Watch Jerusalem, for this spark is about to set off. When Arafat blows up the Dome of the Rock to blame it on the Jew, you will know that this entire scenario will immediately begin. The scenario is planned and sure; only the sequence may change.
From Marilyn: I don't think Israel is going to do this. God has his own weapons. He doesn't need Israel's. Zech. 14:1-3 shows that the LORD will fight for Israel. It says, "the day of the LORD cometh (the 1st day of the millennial Day of the Lord), and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 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."
The day of battle was Joshua's Long Day, type of Jesus' Long Day. Jos. 10:11 says, "as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron (house of the hollow), that the LORD CAST DOWN GREAT STONES FROM HEAVEN (i.e., asteroids) upon them unto Azekah (dug over), and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword." These represent the asteroids of Rev. 8:8,10, one to impact the Mediterranean Sea (Zeph. 2:4,5), the other to destroy Babylon.
Jer. 12:12-15 says, "The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the SWORD OF THE LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace."
The earth will be turned upside down. Isa. 24:1 says, "the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it UPSIDE DOWN, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof." Jer. 47:2 says, "Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an OVERFLOWING FLOOD, and shall OVERFLOW THE LAND, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the MEN SHALL CRY, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl."
Jer. 50:25 says, "The LORD hath opened HIS ARMOURY, and hath brought forth the WEAPONS (2 asteroid pieces) OF HIS INDIGNATION: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans" (Babylon).
The asteroids will strike at noon. Zeph. 2:3-7 says, "Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; SEEK RIGHTEOUSNESS, seek meekness: IT MAY BE YE SHALL BE HID (in Heaven) IN THE DAY OF THE LORD'S ANGER. For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod AT THE NOON DAY, and Ekron shall be rooted up. Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant. And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks. And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah."
The descendants of Esau are mixed. First, he sold his birthright. Heb. 12:14-16 warns, " Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright."
Then he defiently took wives he shouldn't have. Gen. 28:9 says, "Then went Esau unto ISHMAEL, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son (by Sarah's handmaid, an Egyptian), the sister of Nebajoth, to be his WIFE." Gen. 36:2 says, "Esau took his WIVES of the daughters of CANAAN."
His descendants lived in Petra (Mt. Seir) and the rest of Edom. Jos. 24:4 says, "I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt." Gen. 36:8,9 says, "Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom...Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir."
Concerning his destiny, Jer. 49:8,10 says, "Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the CALAMITY OF ESAU upon him, the time that I will visit him....But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: HIS SEED IS SPOILED, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not."
Jer. 49:20-22 says, "hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely HE SHALL MAKE THEIR HABITATIONS DESOLATE with them. THE EARTH IS MOVED at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea. Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs."
Obad. 1:12-18 says, "thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress. Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity; Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress. For the DAY OF THE LORD (the 1st day of the Millennium) is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head. For AS YE HAVE DRUNK UPON MY HOLY MOUNTAIN, SO SHALL ALL THE HEATHEN DRINK continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and THEY SHALL BE AS THOUGH THEY HAD NOT BEEN.. But UPON MOUNT ZION SHALL BE DELIVERANCE, and there shall be holiness; and THE HOUSE OF JACOB SHALL POSSESS THEIR POSSESSIONS. And THE HOUSE OF JACOB SHALL BE A FIRE, and the house of Joseph a flame, AND THE HOUSE OF ESAU FOR STUBBLE, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and THERE SHALL NOT BE ANY REMAINING OF THE HOUSE OF ESAU; for the LORD hath spoken it."
> > Since he does not believe Bible prophecy, Arafat does not know he is fighting Almighty God...
> > The scenario is planned and sure; only the sequence may change.
No plan of man is sure. They didn't consult God. He is in complete control. Psa. 2:4 says, "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision." Things will go down exactly the way the Lord has planned. Agape
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