Pro and Con 928

Posted 7-17-02

I think the asteroid that exploded with a Hiroshema-like blast over the Mediterranean Sea June 6 was a warning of coming events. Soon after that, on June 17, astronomers got a wake-up call.
Space rock's close approach, By Dr David Whitehouse
6-20-02...Astronomers have revealed that on 14 June, an asteroid the size of a football pitch made one of the closest ever recorded approaches to the Earth.

It is only the sixth time an asteroid has been seen to penetrate the Moon's orbit, and this is by far the biggest rock to do so.

What has worried some astronomers, though, is that the space object was only detected on 17 June, several days after its flyby....

'Wake up call'

The space rock has a diameter of between 50-120 metres (160 - 320 feet)...

If 2002MN had hit the Earth, it would have caused local devastation similar to that which occurred in Tunguska, Siberia, in 1908, when 2,000 square kilometres of forest were flattened....

He concludes that the asteroid came out of the Sun and was impossible for Linear to see until one hour after its flyby of the Earth on the 14th.

Dr Davies said: "...if an asteroid were to approach close to an imaginary line joining the Earth and the Sun it would never be visible in a night-time sky and would be quite impossible to discover with normal telescopes. Its arrival would come, literally, as a bolt from the blue."

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Re: Experts quell Jerusalem Wall excitement, say stain is plant resin
found two updated news reports about the Wailing Wall. Would you believe it's plant resin not water? Do you still believe it could be a sign from God? The Lord bless you and Ed. Agape
"Wall Report," by Jerry Golden - 7-15-02
It turns out that the wet spot on the Western Wall of the Temple Mount is neither a pipe leak nor a miracle. Antiquities Authority archeologists, assisted by geologist have examined the spot and found that the wet spot is not water at all. It turns out to be resin from the plant growing between the stones of the wall.

Now there is a big POW-WOW between the head Rabbi's. The Rabbi of the Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, decided it was far too important for him to make a decision on his own. Because he wasn't sure what halachicly law would permit him to do about the problem. So its not so easy to just remove the shrub or anything from the most Holy site in the Jewish world without one being absolutely sure.

But, the Rabbis say it is still a sign of redemption. So now we get a small glance at what Yeshua delivered us from. Praise His Holy Name....
Experts quell Jerusalem Wall excitement, say stain is plant resin,10846,246399,00.html
7-15-02 JERUSALEM (AFP) - A small drip on a stone of Jerusalem's Wailing Wall seen by religious Jews as a sign the Messiah was coming is nothing more than plant resin, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The English-language daily said Monday the conclusion was reached by archeologists from the antiquities authority, assisted by a geologist, who examined the oozing stone on Sunday.

The experts found that the mysterious 12-inch stain on Judaism's most sacred spot was resin squeezed from the broken root of a shrub growing between the stones, the Post reported.

My reply

Their saying that the stain above is resin from a broken root on the plant at the bottom of the white stone raises questions in my mind. Did they bring in a crane and go up there, or did they stand on the floor and come up with their explanation? How come there are no resin stains around any of the other plants on the wall? If it is resin exuded from the plant at the bottom of the white stone, how did it travel straight up the white stone and not spread in a circle around the plant. How did it give off that much resin and still not flow down on the stone below. They would have us believe that instead of flowing down, it flowed up. How? by capillary attraction against gravity? Does that happen with stone and resin? Why does the stain have straight sides? It seems more miraculous than normal either way I look at it....

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Re: Seven Good, Seven Bad Years, P and C 522
You are basing all our calculations on the 7 good and 7 bad years beginning with the Oslo Accords in 1993. Isn't the anti-christ supposed to have been the one to sign the 'peace treaty' for Israel? If so, does that make President Clinton the AC? And where was the 'peace' that was supposed to be reigning in Israel? Why do you base your calculations from that date? If there is a literal 7 year tribulation period to finish up the years of punishment for Israel, doesn't it start, as it says in Daniel 9, with the signing of a peace treaty promoted by the AC?

My reply

> > You are basing all our calculations on the 7 good and 7 bad years beginning with the Oslo Accords in 1993.

The 7 good and 7 bad years are not the only framework. They fit into a larger frame. The Six-Day War in 1967 fulfilled the fig tree parable in Mt. 24:32-34. Israel was 19. I don't see how it could be fulfilled after that. At the time of the Exodus, the males 20 and up were counted. Those 19 and under were considered young.

The disciples asked Jesus what would be the sign of his coming and the end of the age. In Mat 24:32-34, Jesus answered, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree (Israel, Joel 1:6,7: Hos. 9:10; Eze. 36:8; Jer. 24:5,6; 29:16,17); 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., no more than 19), and putteth forth leaves (Gaza Strip, Sinai, West Bank, Golan Heights in the Six-Day War of 1967), ye know that summer is nigh (the war started June 5, summer came June 21): So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things (Israel back in the land and growing), know that it ('the kingdom of God,' Luke 21:31) is near, even at the doors (symbol of the 2 Raptures, Rev. 3:8; 4:1). Verily (Amen, so be it) I say unto you, This generation (born in 1967) shall not pass, till all these things (in chapter 24) be fulfilled." 1967 + 40 = 2007.

The things in Mt. 24:15-31 happen during the Great Tribulation. The abomination of desolation is put at the temple Mid-Trib. All these things end on the Day of God's Wrath.

Dan. 9:27 says that "he (the False Prophet) shall confirm (gabor, strengthen) the covenant with many for one week (of years, i.e., 7 years). That will be at the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel. The False Prophet will not be Satan-possessed until the first 3.5 years end. That is when I think he will become head over the UN and UR. However, those that know their Bibles would know who he will be when he strengthens the covenant.

The False Prophet is to be revealed after we are gone. All we can do now is guess.

> > Isn’t the anti-christ supposed to have been the one to sign the ‘peace treaty’ for Israel? If so, does that make President Clinton the AC?

Clinton does not seem to be Jewish, and I don't think he signed the Oslo Accords. I think Rabin and Arafat signed. In my mind, neither can be the Beast or the False Prophet. I think the Tribulation Pope will be the Beast of Rev. 13:2-10, and the False Prophet will be an Israeli from the tribe of Dan. I call the False Prophet the final Antichrist. He is the one that will be Satan-possessed.

There are only two sons of perdition, Judas Iscariot and the False Prophet.

John 17:12 refers to Judas. It says,, "While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled." Luke 22:3 says, "Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot."

2Th 2:3 refers to the False Prophet. It says, "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition." Rev 17:8 shows that Satan enters into the False Prophet after the time of the Rapture. It says, "The beast (Satan) that thou sawest was (in Judas), and is not (in man now); and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition (the False Prophet): and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast (Satan) that was (in Judas), and is not (in man at the Rapture), and yet is" (he exists).

In Rev 12:9, we see that Satan is cast out of Heaven into the Earth Mid-Trib. It says, "the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out INTO THE EARTH, and his angels were cast out with him." Satan comes up out of the bottomless pit and goes into the last son of perdition, the False Prophet.

> > ? If there is a literal 7 year tribulation period to finish up the years of punishment for Israel, doesn’t it start, as it says in Daniel 9, with the signing of a peace treaty promoted by the AC?

The 70th week of Daniel, 7 years, will start with confirming, strengthening, the already existing covenant. The latter half is the Great Tribulation, which is to be shortened. Agape

My reply

I don't prophesy and I don't predict. I would be scared to death to do that. I just share my opinions. That's all.

The trouble with your predicting that Jesus will not return on any date that anyone thinks looks likely is that you will be wrong on your last prediction. I feel sorry for you on that day. I have tried hard to keep you from having to face that day on Earth--one of those unlucky ones that will be left behind when the Pre-Trib Rapture takes place. The Lord says there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Luke 12:46 says, "The lord of that servant (a foolish 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 (Daniel's 70th week) with the unbelievers." Mt. 24:51 adds, "And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites (pretenders): there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Jesus called the Pharisees hypocrites. Their type will weep and gnash their teeth when the Rapture takes place and they themselves are cast out. There are at least 40 Rabbis in Israel that have accepted Christ as their Machiach. I doubt that they will be left behind when you are....Shalom and agape

My reply to incoming e-mail too long to quote all of it

Re: Excerpts from 5 incoming files by James Welch
> > Is it possible that Jesus was born in 17 B.C. and lived to be 46?
> > When Luke said Jesus was about 30 in the 15th year of Tiberius could he have been counting his year's from the age 12 visit to the temple in Jerusalem?

I don't see how.

> > Daniel's 70 'Weeks
> > The command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem was given by Artaxerxes (Longimanus) during the 20th year of his reign in the spring, during the Jewish month of Nisan. > > Nehemiah received the word from Artaxerxes to rebuild the city of Jerusalem the following spring, in the Jewish month of Nisan, 446 BC.

> > According to Daniel, 7 + 62 = 69 'weeks' would pass from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem to "Messiah the Prince." Let us now add 69 'weeks' to the first of Nisan the new moon of March 24, 446 BC, at 11:04 a.m., (not sure what time zone) so we can see the period of "Messiah the Prince." Adding 69 'weeks' (173,888 days, which is 476 years and 29 days) to the first of Nisan, March 24, 446 BC, at 11:04 a.m. brings us to Sunday April 22, 31 A.D. only one year exists between 1 BC and AD 1). It was on this day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.

I have to go by the Lord's words instead of man's words. We shouldn't figure by a decree of Artaxerxes, or Darius, when the Lord tells us plainly that it is Cyrus. Isa. 44:25-28 says, "Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish; That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; THAT SAITH TO JERUSALEM, THOU SHALT BE INHABITED; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof: That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers: THAT SAITH OF CYRUS, HE IS MY SHEPHERD, AND SHALL PERFORM ALL MY PLEASURE: EVEN SAYING TO JERUSALEM, THOU SHALT BE BUILT; AND THE THE TEMPLE, THY FOUNDATION SHALL BE LAID."

Ussher determined that the decree of Cyrus was in BC 536. Martin Anstey, in his "Romance of Bible Chronology," tells how he found an 82-year mistake in the era of the Persian Kings. 536 - 82 = BC 454. 483 (Dan. 9:25) - 454 + 1 (no zero yr.) = 30 AD, the year of the Crucifixion. The iniquity of Judah was to portrayed as 40 years in Eze. 4;6. 30 AD + 40 = 70 AD, when the city and temple were burned. Everything fits.

> > Daniel then wrote: "Then he (the president of the United State's) shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering..." (Daniel 9:27 NKJ)

The United States did not destroy the temple in 70 AD, Rome did.

> > How old was Jesus when he was crucified?


> > In the book of Luke he mentions that Jesus was about 30 in the 15th year of Tiberius.
> > Augustus died in August 14 A.D.
> > This would make his 15th year September 27 A.D. to September 28 A.D. Secular history records that Augustus made out his will in April of 13 A.D. and soon after Tiberius was given equal power with Augustus. Either way the 15th year of HIS REIGN would have been in 27 A.D.

Tiberius was Co-Rex with Augustus in 12 AD. From that time on Tiberius was sole ruler over Palestine, Augustus busying himself with other parts of his realm. The 15th year of Tiberius was 26 AD.

> > I also believe that JFK is the antichrist.

I don't. I think the Beast is the Tribulation Pope (head of the Roman Catholic Church) and the False Prophet is Jewish from the tribe of Dan.

> > JFK was born May 29, 1917. Time calculation from From: Tuesday May 29, 1917 at 00:00:00 to: Friday November 22, 1963 at 00:00:00 It is 16,978 days between those dates If Jesus was 16,978 day's old when he died that would mean he was born on the feast of Tabernacle's October 30, 17 B.C.

I think he was born on the Feast of Trumpets in BC 5.

> > From: Monday May 29, 30 A.D. at 00:00:00 to: Tuesday September 11, 2001 at 00:00:00 It is 720,000 days between those dates Jack Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917.

I do think that Pentecost was on our daughter's and JFK's birthday in 30 AD, when the Spirit of Christ descended upon the disciples. That doesn't make JFK Antichrist.

> > The Antichrist
> > America is the revived Roman Empire.

We have nothing to tie us to the Roman Empire.

> > Probably the most dramatic evidence that will identify the man who is the antichrist or beast, will be his apparent resurrection from the dead. Revelation 13:3-5, 3)"And I saw one of his heads as though it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast. 4)And they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like the beast (America)? Who is able to make war with him (the antichrist)? 5)And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months." This man must be wounded and seemingly die

The Beast doesn't have to die and be resurrected. Rome had two legs. The Roman Empire died and the power was then in the Ecclesiastical Roman Empire, headed up by the Pope. Also, the present Pope was shot and recovered. If the Pope is head of the UN and UR, none is like him, certainly not America. Who is able to make war with the Pope?

> > Wednesday April 25, 31 A.D. crucifixion of Jesus

I think it was Thursday, April 6, 30 AD (Nisan 13, the preparation of the passover).

> > The only way you can get three day's and three night's in the grave is Jesus being crucified on a Wednesday Passover.

The 3 days and 3 nights were Thursday (day), Friday (night then day), Saturday, (night then day) and Sunday (night). According to Jewish calendar rules, Passover can only fall on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.

> > The last feast Jesus fulfilled before he ascended was Pentecost.

He ascended on the 40th day after Firstfruits. Pentecost was 10 days later, on the 50th day after Firstfruits.

> > When God gave Moses the law the ancient people had no concept of zero so the 14th day would have been the 15th day to them.

They seem to have counted running time like we do. When talking about a block of time, they counted by inclusive reckoning. For instance: the Six-Day War started June 5 and ended June 10. To them, that is 6 days. They count the first day. Agape

From 5 Doves site
"July 16 Shoemaker/Levy," by Dan,, 7-14-02
Starting on July 16,1994 Shoemaker Levys first fragment impacted the planet Jupiter and during this period of seven days (one week) a total of 21 fragments impacted the King planet. So could it be that this July 16 begins the tribulation period, seven years (one week) with a total of 21 judgements to follow?

My reply

Thanks for the food for thought. One thing leads to another.

July 16, 1994 was Saturday, Av 8, 5754, which was the Jewish Year that began with the Oslo Accords being ratified in Israel on Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets. They were signed here in the USA 3 days earlier, on our Sept. 13, 1993.

I think the blasts seen on Jupiter were a sign, God's warning of what would happen to Earth on the Day of God's Wrath. A mountain-sized piece of an asteroid will impact the Mediterranean Sea at noon (Rev. 8:8; Zeph. 2:4,5). A larger piece will obliterate Babylon in Iraq (Rev. 8:10; 18:21).

Jer 23:18-20 says, "who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it? Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked. The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider (biyn, understand) it perfectly."

Can we now understand what will hit Earth? Yes! as never before. In these latter days, we saw what happened to Jupiter. One of those blasts formed a black spot three times the size of Earth.

We can also understand Zec 11:16, 17 now. It says of the wicked one, "lo, I will raise up a shepherd (False Prophet) in the land (Israel), which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock (he moves to Babylon)! the sword (the 'Sword of the Lord,' the asteroid) shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened."

I think this Day of God's Wrath will be Tishri 1, 5768, the Feast of Trumpets, our Sept. 13, 2007. This will be 7 good years plus 7 bad years after the Oslo Accords were signed. Tishri 1, 5754 + 7 good years = Tishri 1, 5761 (our Sept. 30, 2000). When did the 2nd Intifada start? Two days before that Feast of Trumpets. That reminds us that the 2nd week, the 7 bad years, was about to begin.

Why were there 21 pieces of the comet that hit Jupiter? God's number is 7. It means completion and perfection. Twenty-one is like 7, 7, 7. It seems to be God's signature on the events of that week. The first impact on Jupiter was on the Saturday Sabbath too. There is another 7. The trinity 7, 7, 7 (God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost)will win over the 6, 6, 6 (Beast, False Prophet and Satan).

Six is the number of man, created on the 6th day. Six reminds me of Eze. 28:2. It says, "Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God (a 7), I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man (a 6), and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God."

Thanks for reminding me that the 21 pieces of the comet suggest the 7 seals, 7 trumpets and 7 vials that are to hit Earth during the 7-year Tribulation, which is also the 70th week of Daniel 9:27. 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 (i.e., the 7-year 70th week of Daniel) for your sins."

It looks like that chastising will start out with the 7 seals. The 7th seal will release the 7 trumpet judgments. The 7th trumpet judgment releases the 7 vials that fill up the quota of God's Wrath.

Mid-Trib, the Satan-possessed False Prophet will kill Moses and Elijah. Three and a half days later, Moses and Elijah will be resurrected and ascend to Heaven when the Lord says, "Come up hither." This shows us that 3.5 years later (not taking into consideration the Great Tribulation's shortening), there will be another resurrection and Rapture.

So many things that are realistic are also symbolic. It is as I Cor. 10:11-13 says: "Now all these things happened unto them for ENSAMPLES: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world (aionos, ages) are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation (peirasmos, trial) taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted (peiraso, tried) above that ye are able; but will with the temptation (peirasmos, trial) also make a way to escape (ekbasis, an exit, i.e., be raptured), that ye may be able to bear it."

Here is where we stand today. The first Rapture is nigh. It is seen in Rev. 3:10,11 (Rotherham). It says, "Because thou didst keep my word of endurance, I also, will keep thee OUT OF (EK) the hour of trial (peirasmos, trial), which is ABOUT TO COME UPON THE WHOLE HABITABLE WORLD, to try (peirasai) them that dwell upon the earth. I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that, no one, take thy crown." Those of the Pre-Trib Rapture will have crowns. None are mentioned for the Pre-Wrath Rapture, but they will be "before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple" (Rev. 7:15).

July 16, 2002, is Av 7, THREE DAYS before Av 10, when both temples were burned. There are several scriptures that mention the 3rd day. Ex. 19:10,11 (KJV) says, "the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down." That could apply to this month too.

Av 10 is when the spies returned with the cluster of grapes. Two clusters of grapes seem to represent the Bride in Song of Sol. 7:7. The first cluster being taken to where the Tabernacle (dwelling place of God) was seems to represent the first Rapture. If so, there would be no better time that I can think of right now for the Lord to take the first cluster to his dwelling place. Av 10 is July 19, 2002. I hope that will be the time of the Pre-Trib Rapture. The temples went up in smoke on Av 10. Will we go up in clouds on Av 10? We are the spiritual temple. Jacob went to Joseph in the second bad year. That could apply today too. We will know soon. Agape

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SATURDAY- Nisan 8 (Apr 1) - 12 hours of night then 12 hours of day

Jesus arrived at Bethany near 6 PM as Nisan 8 began. He ate food that had been prepared on Friday, the 7th, the DAY OF PREPARATION FOR THE SABBATH (Saturday). He rested during the Sabbath.

John 12:1,12,13: "Jesus, SIX DAYS (Nisan 8-13) BEFORE THE PASSOVER, came to day...Palm" (Sunday).

SUNDAY- Nisan 9 (Apr 2) Palm Sunday) - 12 hours of night then 12 hours of day

Jesus presented himself as King and was rejected by the Pharisees.
Luke 19:42: "If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes."

MONDAY - Nisan 10 (Apr 3) - ) - 12 hours of night then 12 hours of day - passover lambs chosen and kept up

Ex. 12:6-12: "ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day (Passover, Nisan 14) of the same month (the 14th begins at 6 PM on the 13th)...kill it in the evening (lit., between the evenings, i.e., between 3 and 5 PM on Nisan 13, day of preparation of the Passover). ...take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post...And they shall eat the flesh in that night (of the 14th, starting with 6 PM on Nisan 13), roast with fire...let nothing of it remain until the morning (arrives 6 hours after midnight on Nisan 14)...For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night (at midnight, 6 hours after Nisan 14 began at 6 PM on the 13th), and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt." There are first 12 hours of night, then 12 hours of day for any one Jewish date. If we don't keep this straight, we can lose a whole day in our thinking. The roasted lamb could not be eaten after the morning of Nisan 14 began. Ex. 13:10: "ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning." Therefore, the lamb could not be eaten during the daylight portion of Nisan 14. It had to be eaten before the daylight portion began. If any had planned to wait to eat the lamb in the afternoon of Nisan 14, they would have died the previous midnight. Night comes before day for any date on the Jewish Calendar.

Jesus purified the temple and cursed the fig tree (Israel). Her doom came 40 years later, in 70 AD.

TUESDAY- Nisan 11 (Apr 4)) - 12 hours of night then 12 hours of day

Fig tree dried up. Jesus gave Olivet Discourse.

WEDNESDAY - Nisan 12 (Apr 5)) - 12 hours of night then 12 hours of day

Jesus anointed for burial after 6 PM, as the 12th started. Mk 14:1,2: "AFTER TWO DAYS (Wednesday and Thursday) WAS THE PASSOVER (Friday), and of unleavened bread (Saturday); and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. But they said, NOT ON THE FEAST DAY" (i.e., not on Friday, the Passover).

THURSDAY- Nisan 13 (Apr 6) ) - 12 hours of night then 12 hours of day - Crucifixion Day, "THE PREPARATION OF THE PASSOVER," (i.e., the day before the Passover) the Last Supper at about 6 PM as the 13th began. The burial near 6 PM when the 14th began.

The lambs were slain at the temple between the evenings, between 3 and 5 PM. They were to be put in an oven to roast so they would be ready to be eaten between 6 PM and midnight on Nisan 14 (just as they did when they came out of Egypt).

John 19:14,15: "it was THE PREPARATION (Nisan 13) OF THE PASSOVER (Nisan 14) about the sixth hour (midnight): and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried out...crucify him."

John 19:31 "because IT WAS THE PREPARATION (THE DAY BEFORE PASSOVER), that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day [Passover], (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away."

John 19:42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' PREPARATION DAY; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand."

FRIDAY- Nisan 14 (Apr 7)) - 12 hours of night then 12 hours of day - Feast of Passover, festal Sabbath, "high day"

Lev. 23:5: "In the fourteenth day of the first month at even (6 PM on 13th begins Nisan 14) is the LORD'S passover."

Mat 27:62: "the next day (Friday), that FOLLOWED THE DAY OF THE PREPARATION (Thursday), the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate...Command...that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day' (1. Friday, 2. Saturday, 3. Sunday).

SATURDAY- Nisan 15 (Apr 8)) - 12 hours of night then 12 hours of day - Feast of Unleavened Bread, festal Sabbath and weekly Sabbath

Lev. 23:6: "on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread."

SUNDAY- Nisan 16 (Apr 9) - 12 hours of night then 12 hours of day - Feast of Firstfruits, festal Sabbath and Resurrection Day

Mt. 28:1: In the end of the sabbath (lit., sabbaths; Friday and Saturday), as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week (Sunday), came Mary see the sepulchre."

Mt. 12:40: "THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE HEART OF THE EARTH." These were Thursday (day), Friday (night then day), Saturday, (night then day) and Sunday (night).

Incoming email

Re: dry rainbow
On Saturday me and my son were in a bus.

It was clear outside and sunny, except for a few cirrus clouds. Not much at all.

We looked up at one of the clouds, and there was a pastel rainbow!

So cool! have you ever seen a dry rainbow? Agape

My reply

How neat. I don't think I have seen a rainbow unless it was raining lightly. Agape

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