Things we should know about antidotes for biological warfare. Don't skip the 2nd one--what our military are taught. A little knowledge can soothe fears of the unknown.
Perplexity ties in with Luke 21:25,28. It says, "there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves (nations and people, Rev. 17:15) roaring...And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." Do we have perplexity now?
Israeli tanks roll into Jenin
Israelís inner cabinet, which met late Wednesday and into Thursday, officially demanded that Arafat hand over the assassins of Zeevi....
(When Zeevi was killed) A fellow hotel guest, Rev. David Hocking, said he rushed into the hall after hearing Mrs. Zeevi's screams. "I saw her kneeling over him. He had obviously been shot. The blood was everywhere," said Hocking, who is leading a Christian tour group from Orange County, Calif.
The prophecy publication I have enjoyed the most over the years is J. R. Church's "Prophecy in the News."...In a most recent article, "Is this '...the end of the world'"? J.R. shares some interesting insights about two Old Testament passages that speak of the rapture. Many people do not know that the rapture/resurrection is mentioned in these passages, and also in Isaiah 26:19-21. I do not believe J.R. would mind me excerpting part of that article, below (from page 4, October issue). Be blessed.
Excerpt, from J.R. Church:
I have long felt that the rapture could occur under the cover of a nuclear war, so that when the smoke clears away, the world will think that we are simply among the millions of casualties. Isaiah gives us a verse that concurs with this scenario:
"The righteous PERISHETH, and no one layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is TAKEN AWAY from the evil to come" (Isaiah 57:1).
Those two highlighted terms are important to note. First, the term for "perish" is the Hebrew ovad meaning simply "to cause to disappear." Out of 15 Hebrew words translated "perish," ovad is the only one that does not have a bloody connotation.
Second, the term "taken away" is from the Hebrew asaph meaning "gathered up into a place of safety." It is a harvest word. Note that righteous people disappear and no one lays it to heart. No one understands what has really happened. The world will simply believe we have perished!
Note that merciful men are taken away from the evil to come! We are taken out of this world before the judgment of God falls upon an unbelieving world.
The prophet Micah agrees: "The GOOD MAN is PERISHED OUT OF THE EARTH: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net" (Micah 7:2).
Again, the term ovad, here translated "perish." Note, however, that "the good man," a term used for saints, has disappeared "out of the earth." We have left the planet! The Commentary on the Old Testament by Keil and Deleitch describes it as "... to have disappeared ... not out of the land, but, as the parallel shows, from the earth, out of the world."
It may be that when we step through gates of pearl onto streets of gold, we will say, "Whew! That was close!"
Oh, my friend, our departure may be very near. Prepare your soul by trusting Christ today. Then win as many others as you can while there is time.
Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
In the old timeline this scripture seemed to fit with the seven month gap between the feast of trumpets and the second advent but now if the tribulation begins Dec 19 and runs 2300 day til the second advent how would the days be shortened for the elect"s sake? This verse now seems to be in conflict with your timeline as I see it unless I am missing something. The day of God's wrath is now well short of the 2300 days. If the trumpet and vial judgments run until the day Jesus sets foot on planet earth how are the days shortened? It does say days (plural) in the verse.
Another thought on the same subject. What would the end date be for the 2520 days? How does this now fit? Has this occured to you and what are your thoughts on this?
I was hopeful for the rapture in 1998 and beyond but world events did not seem in line at that time but lately all of the pieces seem to have fallen into place. Perilous times have come, deceit abounds and nation is against nation. The time of our blessed hope is near. Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
PS: After giving the shortened days some additional thought I think I may have an answer to my own Question. It could be that the shortened days are the days preceding the wrath of God on the feast of trumpets. It has nothing to do with a set number of days. I came to this conclusion because the verse refers to the elect of God. In Christ
If my figures are correct, there would be 1260 days from Dec. 19, 2001 to June 1, 2005, when the False Prophet would begin his reign. There would be 1040 days from Mid-Trib, June 1, 2005, to the Second Advent on Nisan 1, 5768 (Apr. 6, 2008).
There are actually 207 days from Tishri 1, 5768 to Nisan 1, 5768. Subtracting 207 from 1040 leaves 833 days for the False Prophet to actually reign. I think he will be deposed on Tishri 1, 5768, the Day of God's Wrath. After that, Satan will act on his own as the "eigth" (Rev. 17:11).
Since the 1260 days of Dan. 12:7 and Rev. 12:6,14 are shortened to 1040, it seems likely that the 1290 and 1335-day periods of Dan. 12:11,12 are shortened by the same 220 days. Therefore, we can add 30 days for mourning the dead to Apr. 6, 2008, and get May 6. After this, there is another 45 days to the time when Daniel will stand in his lot in Israel on June 20, 2008. Since we have 30 days for mourning, it now seems that the Judgment of the Nations will take place on the day of the Second Advent (Nisan 1, 5768). That seems likely since the Judgment Seat of Christ was on Tishri 1, 5768.
Things are happening so fast now that no one tells me that we are not in the latter days. I don't see how anyone can but think this is the 1st of the 7 bad years, either. It seems that things will now fall into place rapidly. Anyone can see it if they are watching. Some leaders think that if they can just get the problem solved between Israel and the Palestinians, other things will simmer down in the world. They might for awhile too.
When the covenant of Dan. 9:27 is confirmed with many (probably the UN), the Beast rides on the scene on a white horse, symbol of a prince of peace. Rev. 6:2 says, "I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow (toxon, simple fabric, sign of a religious leader, a man of the cloth); and a crown was given unto him (over all nations, Rev. 13:7): and he went forth conquering (nikao, prevailing), and to conquer (nikao)."
In Jesus' message to the church of Ephesus, he said, "this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate" (Rev. 2:6). Nicolaitans is from nikao. The conquering (nikao) is by setting up a religious heirarchy, priests who are over the laity, and then raising up a Pope over all. In effect, this seems to rob each believer priest of his priesthood. This is something that Jesus did not do. He showed that the one over the house should be a servant. Mt. 23:8-12 says, "be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted."
As the Tribulation starts, it seems that at first, there will be peace, maybe in part brought about by the covenant. By about the second year, Rev. 6:4 says, "power was given to him that sat thereon (on a red horse, symbolic of war) to TAKE PEACE FROM THE EARTH, AND THAT THEY SHOULD KILL ONE ANOTHER: AND THERE WAS GIVEN UNTO HIM A GREAT SWORD." They will speak peace when there is no peace.
I think the Tribulation Pope will be head of both the UN (or OWG) and the UR (United Religions). It is said, "Who is able to make war with him" (Rev. 13:4). Even that won't stave off war for long. By the time of the 4th-seal change in leadership to the False Prophet in Mid-Trib, "power was given unto them (the Satan indwelt False Prophet) OVER THE FOURTH PART OF THE EARTH, TO KILL with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth" (Rev. 6:8). At that time, things are not getting better, as hoped. They are getting worse and worse.
Dec. 10, 2001 is Hanukkah, the Feast of Lights, the dedication of the altar. That now seems to be a likely time for the Pre-Trib Rapture of the wise virgins with their brightly burning lamps. It is 13 weeks after the WTC towers fell. That was a shadow of the day of the worldwide earthquake. Isa. 30:25 says, "there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, WHEN THE TOWERS FALL." New York had a bad thunderstorm with drenching rain on Sept. 13, 2001, a shadow of Sept. 13, 2007, when the globe will be turned upside down by the asteroid impacts. One asteroid will hit the Mediterranean Sea (Zeph. 2:4,5).
On the Cutting Edge
http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1533.cfm - it said, "The Illuminist Plan calls for the Third World War to last precisely 13 weeks, or 91 days. Right now, we are at war. Countries are choosing up sides. They are either with us or against us. Winter will even be here by Dec. 21, and by Nov. 1st in Afghanistan. Maybe they will stop war operations when the Rapture takes place. That should disrupt things for awhile and maybe bring about the confirmation of the covenant. There are 13 weeks from Sept. 11 to Dec. 10. Strange, huh? Keep watching. Agape
Is it just a coincidence that these two ideas, (1) that the rapture would be as the days of Noah and that he would appoint the servant who IS NOT WATCHING his portion with the hypocrites. These are stated in almost the same breath. Therefore I believe it would be prudent to look as close as we can for any clues that might show us a possible day that we might be looking for the Bride Groom.
These are some of the things that I think might be clues:
(1) Marriage is mentioned in the days of Noah but not in the days of Lot. Everyone in the ark was married, even the animals were in pairs. Could this be a possible clue to the rapture of the bride.
(2) Genesis 7:1 Come thou and all thy house into the ark: for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. A Clue that only those wearing white garments will enter Heaven?
(3) Genesis 7:4 For yet SEVEN DAYS and I will cause it to rain upon the earth FORTY DAYS and FORTY NIGHTS. The for yet seven days sound as if there might have been another seven days before that. Could this be the 7 good years and 7 bad years. The forty days might mean the time of testing that the world will go thru over the next 7 years.
(4) Genesis 7:6 And Noah was six hundred years when the flood of waters was upon the earth. This is pretty obvious. When the time of man on earth is 6000 years these things will happen.
(5) Chapter 7:11 this verse mentions Cheshvan 17 and mentions the rains falling from Heaven by stating the windows of Heaven were opened, however could this also be a reference to the open door. I know it says window but maybe it means the same thing as door. Could this be a reference to the door or window of heaven opening up on cheshvan 17 for us to enter.
(6) Chapter 8:4 And the ark RESTED in the seventh month on the 17day of the month...We will rest in Heaven during the 7 years of tribulation.
(7) Chapter 8:7 Here Noah sent out a raven. Why a raven? To me this bird being black and a scavenger signifies death and war and sin. It says and the raven went "to and fro over the face of the whole earth". Right now there is wars and rumers of wars everywhere on earth. The raven was sent out just before the dove.
(8)Chapter 8:9-10 Here Noah sent forth a dove (Holy Spirit) and the dove came back and "NOAH PUT FORTH HAND AND TOOK HER AND PULLED HER INTO HIM INTO THE ARK. Could this be a picture of the Lord reaching out for his bride and pulling her up to Heaven as his bride. Verse 10 says that she stayed yet 7 days. Could these 7 days represent 7 YEARS of the tribulation.
(9) Chapter 8:11 This verse states the dove (Holy Spirit) was sent out again (second rapture) and this time returned with a olive leaf plucked off. I see this as the secong rapture when the 144,000 (olive leaf) and tribulation saints will be taken to Heaven by the Holy Spirit. Also Marilyn, notice that it says IN THE EVENING THE DOVE CAME UNTO HIM. Do you not believe that the second rapture will be at 6:00 PM. Well thats evening isn't it? :o)
(10) Chapter 8:12 Here the dove sent out after another 7 days. I knew that another 7 years would not fit in here but then I remembered that you have stated that there would be 7 MONTHS that would be for getting the earth ready for the coronation of the Lord. Well the dove (Holy Spirit) would indeed go out for 7 MONTHS (not years) to dwell in the remnant of the jews who survived the Day of the Lord. It also says that the dove does not come back which makes since because the Holy Spirit will live for eternity on earth from that time on.
(11)Chapter 8:14 Here is the second month and the twenty seventh day of the month again. I'm not sure what significance this day has. Maybe you will have an idea. However if you skip down to verse 17 of this same chapter, the Lord is telling Noah to get the animals off the ark and be fruitfull and multiply. Here I think is a picture of the beginning of the millinium when I think the Lord will tell those who will be living on earth to be fruitfull and multiply upon the earth. For verse 22 says....While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease...sounds like forever to me. ;o)
I'm sure there are things I have missed and I'm sure you will probably poke holes in everything I just wrote but we are running out of dates to look at before December 19 gets here. SHALOM
> > (1) Marriage is mentioned in the days of Noah but not in the days of Lot. Everyone in the ark was married, even the animals were in pairs. Could this be a possible clue to the rapture of the bride.
I take it that way. The clues there are too definite to not be intentional.
> > (2) Genesis 7:1 Come thou and all thy house into the ark: for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. A Clue that only those wearing white garments will enter Heaven?
It sounds like it. Heb. 12:14 says, "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord."
> > (3) Genesis 7:4 For yet SEVEN DAYS and I will cause it to rain upon the earth FORTY DAYS and FORTY NIGHTS. The for yet seven days sound as if there might have been another seven days before that. Could this be the 7 good years and 7 bad years. The forty days might mean the time of testing that the world will go thru over the next 7 years.
The word translated "yet" is "owd," meaning YET WITHIN seven days." The LITV has, "For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights." The NAB says, "Seven days from now I will bring rain down on the earth for forty days and forty nights."
> > (5) Chapter 7:11 this verse mentions Cheshvan 17 and mentions the rains falling from Heaven by stating the windows of Heaven were opened, however could this also be a reference to the open door. I know it says window but maybe it means the same thing as door. Could this be a reference to the door or window of heaven opening up on cheshvan 17 for us to enter.
The word "windows" is "arubbah," meaning window, lattice, chimney (with apertures for smoke), sluice (with openings for water), and dove-cot (because of the pigeon-holes). It isn't used for door. However, I have wondered if this window opening has any connection with NASA (meaning lift up) saying a window is open for a set time to make a space shot. I take it that NASA means a window of opportunity.
> > (6) Chapter 8:4 And the ark RESTED in the seventh month on the 17day of the month... We will rest in Heaven during the 7 years of tribulation.
Yes, we will visit our habitation, enter into peace and rest. Job 5:24 says, "thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in PEACE; and thou shalt VISIT THY HABITATION, and shalt not sin." Isa. 57:1-4 says, "The righteous perisheth (abad, escapes), and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that THE RIGHTEOUS IS TAKEN AWAY (acaph, to gather, remove) FROM THE EVIL TO COME (the Tribulation is after the Rapture). He shall ENTER INTO PEACE: they shall REST in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness. But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore" (the Tribulation is nigh).
> > (7) Chapter 8:7 Here Noah sent out a raven. Why a raven?
Evidently, this black bird fed on carrion floating in the water. It probably stood for evil, which consumes those that are not saved.
> > (8) Chapter 8:9-10 Here Noah sent forth a dove (Holy Spirit) and the dove came back and "NOAH PUT FORTH HAND AND TOOK HER AND PULLED HER INTO HIM INTO THE ARK. Could this be a picture of the Lord reaching out for his bride and pulling her up to Heaven as his bride. Verse 10 says that she stayed yet 7 days. Could these 7 days represent 7 YEARS of the tribulation.
> > (9) Chapter 8:11 This verse states the dove (Holy Spirit) was sent out again (second rapture) and this time returned with a olive leaf plucked off. I see this as the secong rapture when the 144,000 (olive leaf) and tribulation saints will be taken to Heaven by the Holy Spirit.
Yes, to both questions in (8). I agree with you in (9). In Song of Sol. 2:14 (YLT), the Bride is called a dove. It says, "MY DOVE, in clefts of the rock, IN A SECRET PLACE OF THE ASCENT, Cause me to see thine appearance, Cause me to hear thy voice, For thy voice is sweet, and thy appearance comely." Also in Son 6:9: "MY DOVE, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her." Since the dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, maybe calling the Bride a dove shows that she has the Holy Spirit in her. This fits the restrainer in II Thess. 2:7. The Holy Spirit in us, the salt of the Earth, restrains the growth of evil, as salt restrains the growth of leaven in breadmaking.
If the 1st time Noah sent out the dove represented the 1st Rapture, the 2nd time would probably represent the 2nd Rapture. Since olive plants represent Israel, the olive leaf could represent the 144,000 of Rev. 7 and 14:4,5. Psa 128:3 says, "Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table." Those dates, Av 19 and Av 26, have already passed this year though.
Gen 8:14 "in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month (Cheshvan 27/Nov. 13 in 2001), was the earth dried." Since water is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, this could represent the time when the restraining influence is removed so the Wicked One, the False Prophet, can be revealed. Thus it could mark the time of the Rapture. Mt. Ararat could represent the Bride's arrival in Heaven.
> > (10) Chapter 8:12 Here the dove sent out after another 7 days. I knew that another 7 years would not fit in here but then I remembered that you have stated that there would be 7 MONTHS that would be for getting the earth ready for the coronation of the Lord. Well the dove (Holy Spirit) would indeed go out for 7 MONTHS (not years) to dwell in the remnant of the jews who survived the Day of the Lord
I can't see one 7 representing years and the other 7 representing months. However, maybe only Noah's taking the dove into the Ark is the picture we need. One other thing that crosses my mind is that the dove would have to be fairly near the Ark so it could find its mate when all the animals were released.
> > (11) Chapter 8:14 Here is the second month and the twenty seventh day of the month again. I'm not sure what significance this day has.
I'm not sure if either of these days, Cheshvan 17 or 27, has a connection with the Rapture. I just think of them as possibilities. We will know soon enough. They come up Nov. 3 and 13. Read what I put up top on my Home Page. It concerns the chances of Dec. 10 (Hanukkah) being the day of the Rapture. That gives us one more date to watch for. We have to be ready, whenever it is. Use I John 1:9. If we confess/acknowledge our sins, God is faithful to cleanse us of all unrighteousness. Rev 2:5 says, "Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent." Shalom and agape
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