Ed is over his cold and beginning to feel normal again. He won a free dinner at Hometown Buffet, so we ate there today. Both of us are stuffed. It was very good.
Just about at the end of my being able to use the computer, I prayed again for the Lord to take away the pain in my shoulder and arm so I could continue to answer email and post it on my Web site. As he often does, he worked through someone else. An email friend was able to diagnose the cause of my pain, a muscle spasm between my shoulder blade and my spine, and tell me what to do. It worked, and I am back to typing. Thank you Lord, and thanks my friend. Agape
To me, it looks like Gemini is the sign of the Rapture. Eph. 2:6 says, "Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath RAISED US UP TOGETHER, and made us SIT TOGETHER IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS." In Gemini, the Bride and Bridegroom are sitting together at rest on the ecliptic, and Heaven travels the ecliptic. Also, Heaven is a morning star at that time, and in Rev. 2:28, Jesus said of the overcomers, "I will give him the MORNING STAR." Fitting the picture, the Hebrews named this sign THAUMIN, THE UNITED. The Bride is holding a harp, a sign of the redeemed in Heaven. After the Rapture of Rev. 4:1, the elders have "harps" (Rev. 5:8). In Rev. 15:2, these are called "the harps of God."
> > the first of the 2300 days must be on May 26, 2001 for the 2300th to be on 9-13-07
I got 2300 when I put a number in each rectangle. I still get 2300 when I count the days in each month. These days are counted by Jewish inclusive reckoning, where the 1st day is counted. This is the way the Jews count blocks of days.
Add these up. In 2001, there are 25 days in Sivan, 29 in Tamuz, 30 in Av, 29 in Elul, 30 in Tishri, 29 in Cheshvan, 30 in Kislev, 16 in Teveth. (Sub total 218)
In 2002, there are 13 in Teveth, 30 in Shevat, 29 in Adar, 30 in Nisan, 29 in Iyar, 30 in Sivan, 29 in Tamuz, 30 in Av, 29 in Elul, 30 in Tishri, 30 in Cheshvan, 30 in Kislev, 26 in Teveth. (Sub total 583)
In 2003, there are 3 in Teveth, 30 in Shevat, 30 in Adar, 29 in Adar II, 30 in Nisan, 29 in Iyar, 30 in Sivan, 29 in Tamuz, 30 in Av, 29 in Elul, 30 in Tishri, 30 in Cheshvan, 30 in Kislev, 6 in Teveth. (Sub total 948)
In 2004, there are 23 in Teveth, 30 in Shevat, 29 in Adar, 30 in Nisan, 29 in Iyar, 30 in Sivan, 29 in Tamuz, 30 in Av, 29 in Elul, 30 in Tishri, 29 in Cheshvan, 29 in Kislev, 19 in Teveth. (Sub total 1314)
In 2005, there are 10 in Teveth, 30 in Shevat, 30 in Adar, 29 in Adar II, 30 in Nisan, 29 in Iyar, 30 in Sivan, 29 in Tamuz, 30 in Av, 29 in Elul, 30 in Tishri, 29 in Cheshvan, 30 in Kislev. (Sub total 1679)
In 2006, there are 29 in Teveth, 30 in Shevat, 29 in Adar, 30 in Nisan, 29 in Iyar, 30 in Sivan, 29 in Tamuz, 30 in Av, 29 in Elul, 30 in Tishri, 30 in Cheshvan, 30 in Kislev, 10 in Teveth. (Sub total 2044)
In 2007, there are 19 in Teveth, 30 in Shevat, 29 in Adar, 30 in Nisan, 29 in Iyar, 30 in Sivan, 29 in Tamuz, 30 in Av, 29 in Elul, 1 in Tishri. (Total 2300)
I'm watching for May 28, 2001, which is Sivan 6, 5761. Agape
As I understand it, Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of mineral salts, not necessarily all sodium chloride.
We are called the salt of the Earth because salt retards the growth of leaven in bread making. It is one ingredient that has to be measured very carefully by using the flat edge of the back of a knife to knock off the excess in the measuring spoon or the loaf can be ruined. Too much, and the loaf won't rise. Too little, and the loaf will over proof. The heat of the oven kills the leaven, but salt controls the rising up to that time.
While we are here, the Holy Spirit in us is hindering the appearance of the False Prophet. As soon as we are gone, He will no longer hinder, but will let the wicked one be revealed.
Mt. 5:13 says, "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." The castaways are the foolish virgins left behind at the Rapture. Agape
Well, let's see. Is Pentecost possible? In Ex. 19: 1, they came to Sinai "In the third month," which means that they arrived Sivan 1. The word for month is also the word for new moon, which is the 1st of the month. Moses went up unto God on Sivan 1 (v. 3).The Lord sent him down to tell the people to sanctify themselves and wash their clothes "to day and to morrow" and "be ready against the third day" (19:10,11). That would be Sivan 1, 2, and 3. On "the third day" the voice of the trumpet sounded, and Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God (19:16,17). That would be Sivan 3. The Lord came down on the mount and called Moses up (v.20), and the Lord said unto Moses, Go down (v. 21). That would be Sivan 3.
In 24:4, "Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning." That seems to be Sivan 4. Back in Ex. 13:21,22, we find that the Lord went before them in a pillar of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. "He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people." Therefore, the cloud was upon mount Sinai from Sivan 1. Ex. 24:16-18 says, "the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and THE SEVENTH DAY HE CALLED UNTO MOSES out of the midst of the cloud. And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. And MOSES went into the midst of the cloud, and GAT HIM UP into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights." The number 40 means testing and probation. Israel was being tested. Like Adam, they failed that test.
The 6th day seems to be Sivan 6, the 7th day Sivan 7 (both now kept as Pentecost). Moses went up on Sivan 7, maybe prefiguring the Rapture on Pentecost. Two dates might be involved because of the different time zones around the world.
Moses was on the mount 40 days, then in Ex. 32:7 "the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves." These 40 days would have ended Tamuz 17. Sometime between Sivan 7 and Tamuz 17, Aaron said, "To morrow is a feast to the LORD" (Ex. 32:5). Since they were still celebrating when Moses went down, I assume that they were celebrating this feast at the end of the 40 days. It does not seem like this would be Pentecost, or any of the 7 feasts.
The Jews fast on Tamuz 17 in memory of the tables of law being broken by Moses (Unger), so my counting of the days seems to agree with their records.
Since in the wilderness, Moses went up on Mt. Sinai on Sivan 7, Pentecost, this type does suggest a Pentecost Rapture to me. I agree with you that Heb. 12:18f ties the Rapture to this type played out at Sinai. Since instead of being gathered to Mt. Sinai, we are to be gathered to Mt. Sion in Heaven, "To the general assembly" (panegurei, a festal assembly; Thayer), Pentecost seems to be the feast at the time of the Pre-Trib Rapture.
I have tried to consider other times as possibilities, but I keep being headed right back to Pentecost. Agape
I think the 70th week of Daniel starts on the Feast of Weeks in 2001. It is 2300 days (Dan. 8:13,14) before the Feast of Trumpets in 2007. The church should be caught up to be with Christ by then.
The First Resurrection is in ranks. I Cor. 15:22,23 says, "in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order (tagmati, rank): Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming."
Christ was the first. He is the promised Seed of the woman (Gen. 3:15). Those that arose from their graves and were seen in Jerusalem (Mt. 27:52) were the rest of the sheaf of barley offered on the Feast of Firstfruits.
The next rank is, I think, to be raptured on the next feast, Pentecost/Feast of Weeks. This is the Pre-Trib Rapture.
The last rank seems to be the Tribulation saints on the next feast, Trumpets (Rosh HaShannah). This is the Pre-Wrath Rapture.
Song of Solomon 2:10-14 seems to show that the Rapture of the Bride of Christ will be in the spring around the time of Pentecost. Winter is past. The latter rain of Nisan is over and gone. There are green figs and firstripe grapes. That does not fit the Feast of Trumpets, but it does fit Pentecost.
Since the rain is over and gone, the former rain of Tishri (month of 3 feasts) and the latter rain of Nisan (month of 3 feasts) are over. To me, this eliminates Rosh HaShannah/Feast of Trumpets and all other feasts except Pentecost.
The clock stopped for Israel on Pentecost in 30 AD. At that time, the Lord started to deal mainly with the Church. It seems reasonable to think that the Lord would restart the clock for Israel at Pentecost. The 70th week of Daniel is still to run before this age ends. I think the church would have to be Raptured before the clock would restart for Israel. Agape
I just tonight visited your website for the first time and was wondering if you could provide some more information on your timing of the appearance of the two witnesses. You write, "Beginning of the Tribulation/Seventieth Week of Daniel on Pentecost/Feast of Weeks, Sivan 6, 5761, May 28, 2001 a. God's two men, the two witnesses Moses and Elijah, begin their 1,260-day ministry."
I'm personally leaning toward Passover since that is when the Jews make a place-setting for Elijah but any insight into the date of their appearance would be deeply appreciated. God bless you, He is coming very soon. in Christ
In Mt. 24:32-34, Jesus said, "learn a parable of the fig tree (Israel, Joel 1:6,7); When his branch (klados, scion broken off for grafting, i.e., modern Israel grafted into her old rootstock) is yet tender (apalos, young, i.e., not over 19), and putteth forth leaves (grows), ye know that summer is nigh (the war started June 5, summer June 21, when Israel was 19): So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it (the Rapture, or he, Christ) is near, even at the doors (symbol of the 2 Raptures, Rev. 3:8, but here, the doors are still closed). Verily (amen, firm, trustworthy, surely, so be it) I say unto you, This generation (born in 1967) shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." Verily is as strong as if he had smashed his fist on a table. Verily seals this as a sure thing.
The parable could not have been fulfilled after Israel passed 19. After that, she was no longer young. (1948 + 19 = 1967)
I Cor. 10:11 says, "Now all these things happened unto them (Israel) for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world (tele ton aionon, ENDS of the ages) are come." There are 3 ages, the Age of the Gentiles, when God dealt with all mankind, the Age of the Jews, when God dealt mainly with the Jews, and the Age of the Church, when God is dealing mainly with the Church. Each age shares the end of the Age of the Jews, the 70th week of Daniel (Dan. 9:27). The ends of the 3 ages run concurrently in the Tribulation, the trial that is to come "upon ALL THE WORLD," Rev. 3:10.
The Age of the Church had already begun when Jesus was crucified. Heb. 9:26 says, "once in the end of the world (sunteleia ton aionon, full end of the ages) hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself." We are living in the age of the ages. Eph. 3:21 says, "Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end" (eis pasas tas geneas tou aionos ton aionon, to all the generations of THE AGE OF THE AGES.
When Israel was still young, 19, the last generation of this last Age was born. When we pass into the last 2300 days of the shortened Tribulation, the ENDS of the ages begin, and Moses and Elijah are to prophesy during the first 1260 days of the 2300. In Dan. 8:13,14, the 2300 days cover both the time when Israel can sacrifice (1260 days) and the time when they cannot (1040 days) because the False Prophet desecrates the temple Mid-Trib.
Heb. 11:3 says, "the worlds were framed (katertisthai tous aionas, the ages were planned) by the WORD of God" (Christ, John 1:1-3)." Christ planned the ages and the ends of the ages. When he said, "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled," he knew what he was talking about, and he meant for us to be able to figure out what he meant. He gave us the key in Mt. 23:36. Addressing the Pharisees in 30 AD, he said, "Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon THIS GENERATION." They did, in 70 AD.
Using Jewish inclusive reckoning, counting Nisan 9, Palm Sunday, the day he presented himself as King and went to the temple, as day #1, it was 40 years plus another 120 days to Av 10, when the temple and city were burned in 70 AD. Thus "this generation" to them was 40 years plus another 120 days. According to Josephus, the fire was set on the temple grounds Av 9, but it broke into the temple proper on Av 10.
This was on the anniversary of the burning of Solomon's temple too. Jer. 52:12,13 says, "Now in the fifth month (Av/Ab), in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem, And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem."
Josephus said, "as for that house, God had for certain long ago doomed it to the fire; and now that fatal day was come, according to the revolution of ages: it was the tenth day of the month Lous [Ab,] upon which it was formerly burnt by the king of Babylon" (Wars. VI. IV. 5). History repeats itself by the design of the Creator to teach us how to interpret prophecy.
Using this key (that the generation Jesus spoke of in 30 AD turned out to be 40 years plus another 120 days) to determine when "This generation" of the fig tree parable in Mt. 24:34 will end, we start with Iyar 28, 5727 (June 7, 1967, when Israel took back the temple area they lost in 70 AD). We add 40 years (1967 + 40 = 2007). Then, we add the 120 days starting with Iyar 28. We find out that this last generation of this age ends on Tishri 1, 5768, the Feast of Trumpets, the Rosh HaShannah that is the 1st day of the millennial Day of the Lord, also the 2300th day of the Tribulation.
Counting backward the 2300 days by inclusive reckoning, we find that the 70th week of Daniel (and therefore, the ends of the ages) appropriately begins on the Feast of Weeks/Pentecost, Sivan 6, 5761 (May 28, 2001). This is when I expect Moses and Elijah to appear.
It now seems to me that the Pre-Trib Rapture will take place after Sivan 6 begins in Jerusalem at 6:00 PM on our May 27. Jesus will bring Moses and Elijah with him, and leave them on Earth as we are caught up in the Rapture. The 7-year peace covenant will be confirmed (Dan. 9:27) during the 12 hours of day of Sivan 6, 5761 (May 28, 2001), kicking off the 70th week of Daniel that we call the Tribulation.
The 7-year Tribulation was set in Lev. 26:27,28. The Lord said, if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me; Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times (years, Rev. 12:6,14) for your sins."
When the Tribulation comes, Moses and Elijah will come, for they are to prophesy during the 1st 1260 days (Rev. 11:3). Mid-Trib, the False Prophet will come to full power as he becomes Satan possessed. He will go to the temple and sit there "shewing himself that he is God" (II Thess. 2:4). Evidently, he will order Moses and Elijah to bow down to his idol. They will refuse, so he will kill them. After 3.5 days, they will be resurrected and raptured to Heaven. The Lord will say "Come up hither" as he will say to us the day they arrive on Earth
The key to understanding the "Come up hither" of Rev. 4:1 is Rev. 11:11,12. It demonstrates what will happen: "And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them." Psa. 40:1-3 shows that people will also see the Rapture take place: "many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD."
The Great Tribulation, the last 1260 days (Rev. 12:6), is the part of the Tribulation that is to be shortened (Mt. 24:21,22; Rev. 12:12; 17:10) to 1040 days (2300 - 1260 = 1040). I think the last day of the Age of the Jews, and therefore the Age of the Gentiles and the Age of the Church, will end Elul 29, 5767 (Sept. 12, 2007).
I expect the Millennium to begin on Tishri 1, 5768 (Sept. 13, 2007), a day like no other ever. In Heaven, Jesus is crowned King of kings and Lord of lords, the Marriage of the Lamb and the Judgment Seat of Christ take place. On Earth, the Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Tribulation saints will take place after Tishri 1 begins at 6 PM on our Sept. 12, 2007. The Wrath of God is poured out at noon, when the asteroid of Rev. 8:8 impacts the Mediterranean Sea (Zeph. 2:4,5) and the asteroid of Rev. 8:10 destroys Babylon.
Job 20:23 says of the wicked one, "When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating." Amos 8:9 says, "And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day." Agape
Jesus said we are to watch. It is so important that he said it over and over. In Rev. 3:3, he told the church, "If therefore thou shalt not WATCH, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee." Turn that around. What can we know if we do watch? It would then say that he would not come on us as a thief, and that we shall know what hour he will come upon us. I read that and took it to heart. I was watching in 1967.
Israel suddenly grew leaves (Gaza Strip, Sinai, Golan Heights, and the West Bank) in the Six-Day War and fulfilled the fig tree parable of Mt. 24:32-34. I did not see the full significance of that until the day Bobby Kennedy died on the first anniversary of that war. I tucked the info back there in my brain and brought it out to mull over at various times during the following year. Then, suddenly, God worked a miracle to keep Bobby Kennedy's heart beating until the June 5th anniversary of the Six-Day War rolled around. He was already brain dead, but his heart kept beating for 5 hours, until the anniversary date rolled around. To me, that was so miraculous, it was as if God said, "Pay attention to this date; it is important."
All of a sudden, the realization of the significance of the Six-Day War washed over me. When Israel fulfilled the fig tree parable, it was just one more generation until the end of this age (1967 + 40 = 2007). We truly are living in the end times. Later, I worked out the various details, but that day, June 5, 1968, I understood that this age would end as the Tribulation ended in 2007, and that the Beast and False Prophet would rule during the Tribulation.
Forty days after his resurrection, the apostles asked him, "Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive POWER, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you" (Acts 1:6-8). Jesus ascended and 10 days later, on Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended to indwell believers. From that day on, believers have had the POWER to figure out the times and seasons. However, it was not possible to drop the end-time schedule into the proper slot in our calendar until the Six Day War. It was the Sign of the End of the Age (Mt. 24:3). From that day on, it became possible to figure out the Lord's schedule of major end-time events.
We are now just about to the day that the two men, the Beast and False Prophet, will confirm the 7-year peace covenant. I found the duration of the shortened Tribulation (or 70th week of Daniel, Dan. 9:27) in Dan. 8:13,14--2300 days. During the first 1260 days (Rev. 11:3), the Jews will be able to offer sacrifices. During the remaining 1040 days, they will not be able to, because the Satan-possessed False Prophet will desecrate the temple Mid-Trib.
We know from Joel 1:15; 2:1-3; Mal. 2:3, and other scriptures, that the millennial Day of the Lord will begin on the Feast of Trumpets. The 2300 days, counted by Jewish inclusive reckoning, run from the Feast of Weeks/Pentecost, May 28, 2001, to the Feast of Trumpets on the Jewish Tishri 1, 5768, our Sept. 13, 2007. The Judgment Seat of Christ convenes in Heaven on that day. Believers caught up to Heaven in the 2 Raptures, Pre-Trib and Pre-Wrath, will be given rewards.
Unbelievers left on Earth will see the Wrath of God poured out on Earth. The asteroids of Rev. 8:8,10 will destroy civilization as we know it. There will be a worldwide earthquake. Every wall will fall (Eze. 38:20). It will take the Jews in Israel 7 months to just bury the bodies of Gog's army that was attacking them that day (Eze. 39:12,13). After that, Christ will return and refresh both the atmospheric heavens and the Earth to make it a fit habitat again for mankind. That month and day can be known, Eze. 29:17,21 shows that it will be the Jewish Nisan 1, which is 7 months from the destruction on Tishri 1, because 5768 is a Jewish Leap Year with a 13th month. That gives you the general framework upon which to build as you study the scriptures.
Get ready before Christ returns to take the wise Philadelphians to Heaven to keep us out of the Tribulation (Rev. 3:10). The foolish lukewarm Laodiceans will be in danger of being left behind if they don't use I John 1:9 and confess their sins to bring all sins since they first accepted Christ under the blood of Christ. Those believers left behind will have to do that (Rev. 7:14), so it will go better with us if we will do it now.
If there is anyone close to you that has not accepted Christ, please tell them how to be saved. Rom. 10:9,10 tells us how. It 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."
May this be a happy year for you and yours. God bless you and keep you. In Christ's name
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