Pro and Con 678

Posted 1-27-01

In Acts 9:5, Paul said, "Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks." A few others find it hard to kick against the pricks.
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http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/2001/3/ns-20299.html
...Applied Digital Solutions, has already developed a microchip -- dubbed Digital Angel -- which was originally marketed as a tracking device for humans...the company has decided to abandon its embedded chip idea in favour of wearable devices.
"We are not pursuing any applications for embedded chips and we have moved away from that for a couple of reasons," says a spokesman for Applied Digital Solutions...."We don't want the adverse publicity. There are a number of privacy concerns and religious implications -- fundamentalist Christian groups regard it [implanting computer chips] as the Devil's work"
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Riverside Press-Enterprise. 1-25-01. AP
Lucent forced to cut 16,000 employees, by Linda A. Johnson
...The job cuts, representing 13 percent of Lucent's worldwide work force of 123,000, were announced Wednesday as the company reported a $1.02 billion loss from continuing operations for the final three months of 2000...

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On the 9th January, we had a total lunar eclipse here in South - Africa, I imediatly whent to my bible and read Rev 6 vers 12. It is clear that there wil first be a big earth quake, then a solar eclips of sort, there after a lunar eclips and lastly a meteor shower. On June 21st there is a total solar eclipse forecasted in southern-africa.It whill pass over Angola,Zambia,Zimbabwe and Mozambique.Whe are expecting one in South Africa in 2002.

In history has there been something like the bible explains? When is the most likely time, acording to your predictions, and acording to your sources; that these events could occure? Where would these signs occure?

South-Africa is the country where most of the towns and cities are named after biblical towns and people. Or will these signs be in Jerusalem?What would happen before and after these events. Thank you for your letters.

My reply

> > first be a big earth quake, then a solar eclips of sort, there after a lunar eclips and lastly a meteor shower.

The Pre-Wrath Rapture is going to take place amid these very scary events. Here is the chronology as I understand it. Rev. 6 is at the beginning of the 7-year Tribulation. Before that comes the Pre-Trib Rapture (Rev.4:1). In Heaven right after the Rapture, Christ is given the seven-sealed Title Deed of the Earth (Rev. 5:7).

He opens the 1st seal in Rev. 6:1. At that time, the Tribulation Pope, the Beast of Rev. 20:10, rides forth on a white horse as a symbol of peace. He already "had" a bow (toxon, a bow of simple fabric, a symbol of a religious leader, i.e., he is a man of the cloth) and is given a crown at the beginning of the Tribulation. Rev. 13:7 explains the meaning of the crown. It says, "power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations" (i.e., over the united nations, whether it is called One World Government or United Nations). He is also over the United Religions. Rev. 13:8 says, "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."

Only the Christians are excluded. Their names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. "And it was given unto him to make WAR with the saints (believers in Christ), and to overcome them" (Rev. 13:7). The Christians will be persecuted by the man who himself started off claiming to be Christian. I wonder if he will call them heretics to justify killing them. That was done by his forerunners in Martin Luther's day, c. 1517. Rev. 17:6 says of the harlot church, "I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the SAINTS, and with the blood of the MARTYRS of Jesus."

This war against the Christians will probably start in the second year of the Tribulation, when the 2nd seal is broken. The seals are broken in a little less than 1 per year until the Tribulation is shortened between the 6th and 7th seals. When the 2nd seal is broken, Rev. 6:4 says, "there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him (the Beast, same man that rode the white horse) that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword." And this was the man that was to bring peace. What peace? Jer. 6:14 says, "They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace."

In the 3rd year, when the 3rd seal is broken, there is famine, for there is to be no rain (and therefore no coming of Christ, Hos. 6:3) during the first 3.5 years (Rev. 11:6).

The 4th seal is opened at Mid-Trib, after 3.5 years have gone by. This is when Satan is cast down to Earth, enters into the False Prophet, and goes to sit in the temple, "shewing himself that he is God" II Thess. 2:4). He takes over leadership of the OWG and UR at this time. He is called Death, and Hell is said to follow with him, because Satan is in him. Isa. 28:15,18 says, "Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with DEATH, and with HELL are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves....your covenant with DEATH shall be disannulled, and your agreement with HELL shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it."

When the 5th seal is opened, the martyrs want to know how much longer before they are avenged. It is still "a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren (believers), that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled" (Rev. 6:11).

The 6th seal is broken on the last day of this age. I think it will be Sept. 12, 2007. The tribulation is shortened here, and the 7th seal is broken the very next day, on the first day of the millennial Day of the Lord, Christ's kingdom. I think that will be Tishri 1, 5768 (Sept. 13, 2007), 7 good years and 7 bad years from the signing of the Oslo Accords on Sept. 13, 1993.

On the last day of this age, John said, "there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars (i.e., flaming meteors) of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven (smoky atmosphere) departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb (this is the Sign of the Son of Man, Mt. 24:30): For the great day of his wrath is come (it is 6 PM, Tishri 1, the Day of God's Wrath, the Feast of Trumpets); and who shall be able to stand?" (Rev. 6:12-17).

Psa.18: 7-19 says, "Then THE EARTH SHOOK and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he (THE LORD) was wroth. There went up a SMOKE out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals (incoming rocks burst into flame) were kindled by it. He BOWED THE HEAVENS also, and came down: and DARKNESS was under his feet. And he rode upon a cherub (probably an asteroid from the planet Rahab's breakup), and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made DARKNESS his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, HAIL STONES AND COALS OF FIRE. The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his VOICE; hail stones and coals of fire. Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. Then the channels of waters ('the sea,' 2 Sam. 22:16) were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. He sent from above, he TOOK ME (the Pre-Wrath Rapture), he DREW ME OUT of many waters (nations, Rev. 17:15). He DELIEVERED (NATSAL, SNATCHED AWAY, TO ESCAPE, RAPTURED) ME from my strong enemy (Gog's army, Eze. 38), and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me....HE BROUGHT ME FORTH ALSO INTO A LARGE PLACE (Heaven); HE DELIVERED (NATSAL, SNATCHED AWAY, TO ESCAPE, RAPTURED) ME, BECAUSE HE DELIGHTED IN ME." Verse 33 says, "He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and SETTETH ME UPON MY HIGH PLACES (i.e., Heaven)." Verse 48 says, "He delivereth (palat, to let escape) me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast DELIVERED (NATSAL, SNATCHED AWAY, TO ESCAPE, RAPTURED) me from the violent man" (the False Prophet).

Psa. 144:5-8 says, "Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. Send thine hand (Christ) from above; rid (patsah, deliver) me, and DELIVER (NATSAL, SNATCH AWAY, TO ESCAPE, RAPTURE) ME OUT OF GREAT WATERS (united nations), from the hand of strange children; Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand (False Prophet) is a right hand of falsehood."

> > will these signs be in Jerusalem?

The signs in the Sun and Constellations could have been seen from Jerusalem with the right equipment. This lunar eclipse of 1-9-01 was seen with the naked eye over Jerusalem. The Bible is pretty much centered on Jerusalem.

> > In history has there been something like the bible explains?

Yes, when Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, but this will be much worse than that time, and that split the Earth from Turkey to Lake Nyassa in Africa. We call that split the Great Rift Valley. Agape

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http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2001/01/11/MN171821.DTL&type=science
1-11-01. NY Times - ANCIENT ROCK MAY ALTER THEORIES OF EARTH HISTORY
A single tiny crystal that is the oldest bit of terrestrial rock ever found is revealing a surprising new picture of Earth's earliest days and raising the possibility that life began much sooner than scientists had thought.

The sparkling, gemlike crystal of zircon--dug from a granite formation in northwestern Australia--is estimated to be between 4.3 and 4.4 billion years old, researchers are reporting in two studies published today in the scientific journal Nature.

The discovery suggests that 4.4 billion years ago, the newborn planet was not the fiercely hot, seething ball of molten magma that scientists have long depicted, but was already cool enough to hold a solid crust, plus an atmosphere, oceans of water, and perhaps even forerunners of the first unknown life forms....

My reply

It is amazing what one tiny crystal can tell them that the Bible can't. They would get so much farther if they would accept the Bible as truth and work from there. Isa. 45:18 says, "thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain (tohu, waste), he FORMED IT TO BE INHABITED." Agape

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Here are the scriptures that I think point to the United States.

II Sam. 7:23 says, "what ONE (echad, united) NATION in the earth is LIKE thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you (Israel) great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?"

I Chron. 17:21 says, "what ONE (echad, united) NATION in the earth is LIKE thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?"

The United States is a united nation that was established so people could have freedom of religion. Those that came over here had a long ocean voyage and many hardships to face. In spite of this, godly people like the Pilgrims settled the land. Christianity prevailed over pagan religion. This united nation was established by those that believed in Christ. Our money says, "In God we trust." Also, this nation is very much pro Israel. Is there any other united nation on Earth that fits II Sam. 7:23? If you think about it, the parallels between the early years of both Israel and the United States are easy to see. It is also easy to see that God was masterminding the establishment of both countries. The United States was established as "ONE NATION, under God, with liberty and justice for all."

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I accidentily ran across your many and quite varried web site and was rather amazed, in that I had just gotten my hands on Bullinger's WTTS!

Actually I have now been a 'fan' of Bullinger since I first was introduced to his writings about four years ago. Unfortunately most do not go in for biblical astronomy but it is that something that is so corroborating to the scriptures that is attracting me more all the time.

I have reviewed your presentation of the Zodiac and despite your precocious expectations re: the Rapture- you obviously retain your urgency and expectations and I commend that!

For myself, suffice it to say, I have possibly a more practical experience with how Christ Jesus actually returns. For I have lived & worked in Israel off & on for 20 years and am more interested in the practical side of politics, economics & 'spiritual' of how the prophesies manifest themsleves. Nonetheless, I can definiterly relate to what must soon yet take place and as I do so 'desire' to have more knowledge of The stars as you do (Again, Astrology does not interst me!)...

May I ask you this-can you see any distinction in the scheme of things as the circle comes full circle re: our latest American presidential 'crisis?' For surely, biblically when (some) big events took place there were portents in the sky (And much of the time noticed & recored only by non-Israelites !!)

Lastly, like yourself I see things...soon to become much more obvious, but, at first only for those who are 'looking' for his return! Bless you through 'Yeshua' (Christ Jesus). MAY THE GOD OF LOVE FILL YOU TO OVERFLOWING WITH HIS LOVE!

My reply

Thanks for writing. The signs in the Sun, Moon and Constellations show us that the Rapture is near (Lu. 21:25,28). I think it is so neat that two of the signs are of the Anchor Cross, or double anchor, symbol of hope. The Rapture is our day of redemption, our "blessed hope" (Titus 2:13).

Y'shua said to watch, and those that let the cares of this life keep them from watching will miss their signs. The signs will not be so obvious that the unbeliever will recognize them or the prophecies would not come true, but no matter how subtle, the believer can figure them out because he is watching.

I don't know what about the month of waiting to see who became the next president, but when I saw Bush and his wife coming out of Cheney's plane with an exceptionally bright rainbow in the background, I had a feeling Bush would get in office, and he did. The Lord rules in the affairs of men. Shalom in the name of Y'shua

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Was reading a post the other day about how Scientists have been able to Hold Light Particles Captive. Light travels in packages called photons, which have properties resembling both waves and particles.

Can you tell me anything about the Photon belt which is the lost planet that is hinted at in the Bible that exploded between Mars and Jupiter, the Marduk planet? I seem to remember that you mentioned this once somewhere in your site but I cannot locate it. Thanks!

My reply

I don't know anything about "the Photon belt which is the lost planet." I do know a bit about Satan's planet Rahab that was split apart when hit by a rock. It formed our Asteroid Belt.

Job 26:11-14 (JB) says, "The pillars of the heavens tremble, awe-struck at his threats. By his (the Lord's) power, he has whipped up the Sea (I think a flying piece dug our Pacific Basin), by his skill, HE HAS CRUSHED RAHAB. His breath has made the heavens luminous (the blackness of space lit up by the impact explosion), his hand transfixed (chuwl, hurled or whirled onto something) the FLEEING SERPENT (Satan). This is only a fraction of what he has done and all we catch of it is the feeblest echo."

Isa. 51:9,10 (KJV) says, "Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD (Christ, Isa. 53:1); awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath CUT (split) RAHAB, and wounded the dragon (Satan)? Art thou not it which hath dried the sea."

Psa. 89:9-11 (KJV) says, "Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them. Thou hast BROKEN RAHAB IN PIECES, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm. The heavens are thine, the earth also." More on the file: catast.html. Agape

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Will go to Heaven in the first rapture for no reason other than they have been saved by the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS. The foolish virgins are people everywhere and in church also who have heard the gospel but never made the step of accepting JESUS as SAVIOR and LORD. They know the truth but never acted on it thinking...tomorrow...tomorrow I will accept my SAVIOR! They do not make their decision for THE LORD JESUS and the rapture comes. Thet do not go to HEAVEN because they are not sealed for that day. They must go into tribulation with all other unbelievers and then only GOD knows who will be saved as by fire! We are never on a fence between 2 places with God...we are saved or we are not. The gospel is so simple. Those who are in CHRIST are aboard the ark and those who are outside CHRIST are not on board the ark. Otherwise no person would ever know if he was going in the rapture...can you as a Christian say for sure you are going in the rapture basing it on yourself...it is on CHRIST that we base our assurance...blessed assurance JESUS IS MINE OH WHAT A FORETASTE. We do not save ourselves lest any man should boast...look how spiritual I am I saved myself! Same with the rapture...it is not what you have done as all our works are as filthy rags...we have no righteousness. HE is our only hope. We can not take credit for making the rapture anymore than we can take credit for our own salvation...each work is CHRIST AND HIM GLORIFIED. BE YE IN CHRIST AND HAVE ETERNAL LIFE...HERE ON EARTH...AT THE RAPTURE...IN ETERNITY IN HEAVEN! IN HIM

My reply

> > Will go to Heaven in the first rapture for no reason other than they have been saved by the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS.

Would you say that Paul was not saved? He had even been caught up to the third heaven (II Cor. 12:2-7). If Paul was saved, how could he be a CASTAWAY? I Cor. 9:24-27 says, "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the PRIZE (the Pre-Trib Rapture)? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible (Rev. 3:11). I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I MYSELF SHOULD BE A CASTAWAY."

In Phil. 3:9-14, Paul also said, "that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead (at the Rapture). NOT AS THOUGH I HAD ALREADY ATTAINED, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING (the Rapture) OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS" (i.e., Christ will say, "Come up hither" when this prize is handed out).

Will you be awarded the PRIZE, or will you be among those believers CUT OFF? Are your eyes open, or are you blind like the Laodiceans that will be spued (emesai, vomited) out of the Body of Christ and left behind for chastisement during the Tribulation? Rev. 3:16-19 says, "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I WILL SPUE THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH (they were in Christ). BECAUSE THOU SAYEST, I am rich, and increased with goods, and HAVE NEED OF NOTHING; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and BLIND, and naked: I COUNSEL THEE to buy of me gold (deity, i.e., the Holy Spirit) tried in the fire (the Tribulation), that thou mayest be rich; and WHITE RAIMENT, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I REBUKE AND CHASTEN: be zealous therefore, and repent."

By the time of the 2nd Rapture, they will have learned their lesson, Rev. 7:14 says, "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have WASHED THEIR ROBES (i.e., confessed their sins, I John 1:9), and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."

> > The foolish virgins are people everywhere and in church also who have heard the gospel but never made the step of accepting JESUS as SAVIOR and LORD.

Why then did the foolish virgins go out to meet the Bridegroom? Non believers have never had their lamp lit. Believers have. All 10 virgins had.

> we are saved or we are not. The gospel is so simple.

And our faith in Christ will get us to heaven. It just doesn't guarantee that we will get there in the Pre-Trib Rapture. We might just get there in the Pre-Wrath Rapture. The Pre-Trib Rapture is a prize that must be won.

> > We do not save ourselves lest any man should boast

That is true as to Salvation. It still doesn't tell which Rapture we will participate in.

> > Same with the rapture.....it is not what you have done as all our works are as filthy rags...we have no righteousness. HE is our only hope.

Without Christ, we won't make either Rapture. With Christ, we may make the Pre-Trib Rapture, or we may make the Pre-Wrath Rapture. The Bride group who go with the Bridegroom at the Pre-Trib Rapture are "called, AND chosen, AND faithful" (Rev. 17:14). The others are cut off. Have you never read Lu. 12:46? It says of the unwise servant, "The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder (lit., cut him off), and will appoint him his portion (2300 days of the Tribulation, Dan. 8:13,14) WITH THE UNBELIEVERS." Mt. 24:51 adds, "And shall cut him (the evil SERVANT) asunder, and appoint him his portion (2300 days of the Tribulation) with the HYPOCRITES (pretenders): there shall be WEEPING and GNASHING OF TEETH." Mt. 22:11-14 says, "when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment (i.e., a Laodicean): And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless (because he thought he had it made). Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness (outside the doors darkness, i.e., outside Heaven's door at the Rapture), there shall be WEEPING and GNASHING OF TEETH. For many are called, but FEW ARE CHOSEN." What do we need to do to be chosen?

Who will be cut off and spend time with the "UNBELIEVERS"?, and who will spend time with the "HYPOCRITES"? if it is not believers? What did Jesus mean, "MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN"? Why are few chosen?

Isa. 18:3-6 says, "All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign (One World Government flag) on the mountains (nations); and when HE (the LORD) BLOWETH A TRUMPET (at the Rapture), hear ye. For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider (lit., see) in my dwelling place (Heaven) like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest (the Pre-Trib Rapture in the spring, probably Pentecost). For afore the harvest (i.e., before the Rapture), when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower (Pentecost), he shall both CUT OFF the sprigs (foolish virgins with no fruit) with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. THEY SHALL BE LEFT together unto the fowls of the mountains (nations), and to the beasts of the earth (Beast and False Prophet): and the fowls shall SUMMER upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall WINTER upon them."

Who will the LORD see in Heaven when he blows the trumpet? Who will be cut off and left behind? the ones with no fruit?

Why did Jesus say"I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch IN ME (i.e., a believer) that beareth not fruit he taketh away" (John 15:1,2)? We can't be lost, but we can fail to win the PRIZE. Agape

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1-10-01. Seen some magnificent rainbows today. Take a look at these. Luckily I carry a camera everywhere I go, everyday.

My reply

Thanks. They are gorgeous. Were they upside down? or does the camera do that? Were they ending up in the sky instead of seemingly on land? Agape

His reply

This set of photos were shot directly over my head. 90 degrees. The rainbow was actually inverted looking back at me like a smiley face. It was magnificent. The two shots I sent were at the brightest point of its development.

The reason that I carry a camera is because I seen a rainbow which was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life, but I didnt have a camera to record it. I was sitting at my computer one late afternoon and suddenly something caught my eye. I looked out my window and noticed that everything outside lost its inherant color. I noticed that the houses, the grass, the street all turned an amber gold color. Kind of like looking through a black and white negative. This amber gold color overtook everything else that had color!!! I was like, "What the heck is going on?" Something told me to get up quick, and go outside. I ran!!! When I got outside I noticed that the entire sky was reflecting this beautiful gold glow. The clouds were kinda low. I looked to the east and seen this unbelieveably beautiful faint glowing rainbow. It was so magnificent it is hard to describe. The whole scene had this feel to it. It was definatly from God. I literally sat outside for a half an hour with my mouth wide open watching this sight. That is when all of this prophecy stuff really hit me hard. I said to myself, "God is truly coming back soon" (I am getting goose bumps just writing this) The funny thing is the sun was BELOW the horizon!!! I promised myself I would get a digital camera in case God wanted to bless me with any more beautiful rainbows. Well, He did!!! God is so great to me!!! It is only by his wonderous grace that I or anyone else is worthy of him. Your Brother In Jesus Christ

My reply

Thanks for sharing this with me. The whole thing sounds pretty unusual. I have never seen any rainbows that were not an upward arch with lower ends. I have seen somewhat of an amber glow just before a storm hits. I have always wondered what caused it.

> > "God is truly coming back soon" (I am getting goose bumps just writing this)

I get goose bumps at times that I can definitely tell it is the presence of the Holy Spirit, when I get a breakthrough and understand something special in the Bible, when I'm talking to others about Christ or his prophecies, when I pray for certain people. To me, the goose bumps are pretty good confirmation that your statement is true. Agape

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I have followed your website's pros & cons for over a year now and am taken by the subject as world events past and present appear to confirm your findings rather well. The Lord really uses you and I am grateful that you feel compelled to share your findings with the world at large. One question: Pentecost 2001 in my calendar is Sunday, June 3rd. The date you mention for Pentecost 2001 is May 28th, i.e. Memorial Day. Can you explain? Sorry if I missed an earlier explanation. Tks and may our Lord bless you and Ed richly!

My reply

My Gregorian Calendar has Sunday, June 3 listed as Pentecost and the Orthodox Pentecost. However, I think they just thought they should put it on a Sunday, which is not necessarily when it is Pentecost on the Jewish Calendar. In 30 AD, Resurrection Day, Feast of Firstfruits, was on Sunday, the first day of the week. Seven weeks from that day was Sunday, the 49th day of counting the Omer. The 50th day was Monday. I don't see why Pentecost has to be on Sunday.

I go by the Jewish Calendar, which lists 2 days for Pentecost. The Bible only lists the 50th day. Sivan 6/7 was on May 31/June 1 in 1998; May 21/22 in 1999; May 9/10 in 2000; and will be May 28/29 in 2001. Agape

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