Pro and Con 986

Posted 1-4-03

SIGNS AT THE END OF THE GENERATION FOLLOWING THE CRUCIFIXION, by MJA

Josephus described miraculous signs preceding the burning of the temple proper on Av 10 in 70 AD. These signs came before the war started in February, 66 AD. They seem to have been planned by the Lord to help people realize that the coming destruction was because they rejected their Messiah, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.

I want to look at these again carefully, just in case there is a message there for us too. AD 66 to 70 is 4 years (5 by inclusive reckoning). AD 2003 to 2007 is also 4 years (5 by inclusive reckoning, where the 1st year is counted as year #1 in a block of years).

In Wars VI. VI. 3, Josephus called these "the SIGNS that were so evident, and did SO PLAINLY FORETELL THEIR FUTURE DESOLATION...Thus there was a STAR resembling a sword, which stood over the city, and a COMET, that continued a whole year."

The star resembling a sword reminds me of the "flaming sword which turned every way." Gen 3:24 says, "he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims (Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, i.e., the 3rd heaven, II Cor. 12:2-4), and a flaming sword (asteroid) which turned every way (rotated and orbited), to keep the way of (or to) the tree of life" (which is in Heaven, Rev. 2:7; 22:2). In our days, we have an asteroid orbiting in a strange but regular horseshoe orbit around Earth, plus the comet Kudo-Fujikawa in the sky.
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"Near-Earth asteroid 3753 Cruithne"
--Earth's curious companion--
By Helen Briggs
http://www.astro.queensu.ca/~wiegert/3753/3753.html

"This is the sharpest-ever picture of an asteroid making a close approach to the Earth. At the time, the space rock was 400 metres (a quarter of a mile) across and could be seen with binoculars or a small telescope.

"The nearest it came was 750,000 kilometres (466,028 miles) of the Earth - twice the distance to the Moon.

"Astronomers say the asteroid, known as 2002 NY40, posed no danger to life on Earth.

"But if it had hit our planet, the force would have been equivalent to that of several nuclear bombs."
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Whew! How long can asteroid 2002aa29 and Earth avoid collision? See astonishing animated chart of their orbits at: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/2002aa29/2002aa29b.gif
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Earth's gravity keeps the asteroid at bay, said Don Yeomans, JPL manager of NASA's Near Earth Objects Program Office. "The asteroid and Earth take turns sneaking up on each other, but they never get too close."
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"A New Year Comet Viewing Opportunity"
http://currentsky.com/whatsup.html

"A newly discovered comet, Comet Kudo-Fujikawa (C/202 X5) may become bright enough to be visible with binoculars and the naked eye during the first half of the month. As shown in this animation, set for 1-16 January at 0600 CST, the comet's tail increases in length which would add to the overall brightness of the comet."
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I believe the "flaming sword" represents the asteroid that will end up being the Sword of the Lord. Jdg. 7:20 symbolized what will happen when the aster, star or asteroid of Rev. 8:8,10, hits Earth on the Feast of Trumpets. It says, "the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, THE SWORD OF THE LORD, and of Gideon.

Jer 12:12 tells us plainly what the result will be when the Sword of the Lord impacts Earth. "The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for THE SWORD OF THE LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace."

Back to Josephus. Continuing, he said: "Thus also, BEFORE the Jews' rebellion, and BEFORE those commotions which preceded the war, when the people were to come in great crowds to the FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD, on the EIGHTH DAY OF THE MONTH Xanthicus, [NISAN,] and at the ninth hour of the night (3 AM), so great a LIGHT shone round the altar and the holy house, that it appeared to be bright day-time; which light lasted for half an hour." Jesus said that he is the light of the world. The date of Nisan 8 is interesting.

From Nisan 8 (day Jesus came to Bethany before presenting himself as king on Palm Sunday) in 30 AD to Av 10 in 70 AD (when the temple was burned) is 40 years, plus another 120 days. Nisan 8 to Av 10 is always 120 days by Jewish inclusive reckoning. The months Nisan to Tishri always have the same number of days.

This seems to parallel events of our days, for from Iyar 28 (June 7, 1967), when the temple area was regained by Israel, to the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 13, 2007 is 40 years, plus another 120 days.

Josephus said, "At the same festival (Passover, Nisan 14) also, A HEIFER, AS SHE WAS LED BY THE HIGH PRIEST TO BE SACRIFICED, BROUGHT FORTH A LAMB IN THE MIDST OF THE TEMPLE."

J.R. Church has the following on his web site concerning the red heifer giving birth to a lamb (representing Christ). He said, "This is ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL EVENTS IN THE ANNALS OF JEWISH HISTORY. First, it was what one might call A VIRGIN BIRTH. The priesthood was in charge of examining the red heifer for three years to be sure she was perfect. Second, such a birth is a biological impossibility. A cow can only give birth to a calf not a lamb! Yet, this miracle took place in the Temple compound just before the heifer was to be taken out to the Mount of Olives for sacrifice."

Continuing Josephus' account, he said, "Moreover, the EASTERN GATE of the inner, [court of the temple,] which was of brass, and vastly heavy, and had been with difficulty shut by twenty men, and rested upon a basis armed with iron, and had bolts fastened very deep into the firm floor, which was there made of one entire stone, was seen to be OPENED OF ITS OWN ACCORD about the sixth hour of the night (MIDNIGHT). Now, those that kept watch in the temple came thereupon running to the captain of the temple, and told him of it; who then came up thither, and not without great difficulty was able to shut the gate again. This also appeared to the vulgar to be a very happy prodigy, as if God did thereby open them the gate of happiness. But the men of learning understood it, that the security of their holy house was dissolved of its own accord, and that the gate was opened for the advantage of their enemies. So these publicly declared, that this signal foreshewed the desolation that was coming upon them. "Besides these, a few days after that feast, on the one-and-twentieth day of the month Artemisius, [Iyar,] a certain prodigious and INCREDIBLE PHENOMENON appeared; I suppose the account of it would seem to be a fable, were it not related by those that saw it, and were not the events that followed it of so considerable a nature as to deserve such SIGNALS: for, before sun-setting, chariots and troops of soldiers in their armour were seen running about among the clouds, and surrounding of cities. Moreover, at that feast which we call PENTECOST, as the priests were GOING BY NIGHT into the inner [court of the] temple, as their custom was, to perform their sacred ministrations, they said that, in the first place, THEY FELT A QUAKING, AND HEARD A GREAT NOISE, AND AFTER THAT THEY HEARD A SOUND AS OF A GREAT MULTITUDE, SAYING, 'LET US REMOVE HENCE.' "

This reminds me of the Lord saying, "Come up hither" in Rev. 4:1. I Thess. 4:16,17 says, "the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a SHOUT, with the VOICE of the archangel, and with the TRUMP OF GOD: AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST: THEN WE WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN SHALL BE CAUGHT UP together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

In John 14:2,3, Jesus said, "In my Father's house are many mansions (dwelling places): if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." This coming will be at the Rapture.

Could "LET US REMOVE HENCE" prefigure our Rapture on PENTECOST? This Jewish year is 5763. The Jews used inclusive reckoning when speaking of a block of years. For example, the Six-Day War started on June 5, 1967 and ended on June 10. Figured our way, it would be 5 days. Figured the Jewish way, it was 6 days. They count June 5 as day #1.

Let's apply Jewish inclusive reckoning to the Tribulation. If it starts in 5763, the 6th year would be 5768. That is when I expect the Day of God's Wrath on Tishri 1 (Sept. 13, 2007) and the Second Advent 7 months later (Eze. 39:12,13) on Nisan 1 (April 6, 2008). To the Jews, part of a year is counted as a whole year. This way, the Tribulation would be shortened by 1 year. Another thing that is interesting to me is that both 5763 and 5768 are Jewish Leap Years.

Using inclusive reckoning, the block from Sivan 7, 5763 (June 7, 2003), Pentecost, to Tishri 1, 5768 (Sept. 13, 2007), Feast of Trumpets, is 6 years. The 1-year shortening of the Great Tribulation (Mt. 24:21,22) seems reasonable too.

I knew that the reason why so many missed the true date of the Crucifixion was because they thought in terms of our days instead of Jewish days that begin at 6 PM the preceding evening. I should have thought about the chance that inclusive reckoning might be applied to our times too. However, I didn't think of it till now. I was falling into the same trap of thinking in terms of our days.

Jews figure running time the same way we do. It is just that blocks of time set apart for some reason are figured by inclusive reckoning.

However, the 69 weeks of years in Daniel 9 were running time. Wouldn't the 70th week be figured the same way? To be consistent, I think it would.

Yet, in Mt. 24:21,22, Jesus said that the Great Tribulation would be shortened or no flesh would be saved. That is a good reason to shorten those days. In Mt. 24:15, the Great Tribulation starts when the abomination of desolation (an image) is placed at the temple. We find the same abomination of desolation in Daniel 9:27 and 12:11.

Mt. 24:15,16 refers us back to Daniel. Therefore, the time of Dan. 9:27, from mid-week to the end, and of Mt. 24:15-22 from mid-week to the end are talking about the same block of time. This block is the one that will be shortened.

Mt. 24:15-16 says, "When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION (the idol), SPOKEN OF BY DANIEL the prophet, stand in the holy place (the temple), (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains". This is Mid-Trib.

From this point, the rest of the Tribulation is to be shortened. Mt. 24:21,22 says, "For then (when the idol is placed at the temple) shall be GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 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 Daniel 9:27, abominations are mentioned as being within the last half of the 70th week. It says, "And he (the False Prophet) shall confirm (strengthen) the covenant (peace covenant that started with the Oslo Accords in 1993) with many (the UN) for one week (the 7-year Tribulation): and IN THE MIDST OF THE WEEK HE SHALL CAUSE THE SACRIFICE AND THE OBLATION TO CEASE (because the False Prophet sits in the temple 'shewing himself that he is God,' II Thess. 2:4, and places an idol at the temple), and FOR THE OVERSPREADING OF ABOMINATIONS (idols) he shall make it (the temple) desolate, even UNTIL THE CONSUMMATION (the Day of God's Wrath), and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate (desolator)."

Dan 11:31 says, "And arms shall stand on his (the False Prophet's) part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength (the temple), and shall take away the daily sacrifice (Mid-Trib), AND THEY SHALL PLACE THE ABOMINATION THAT MAKETH DESOLATE."

Dan 12:11 says, "from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away (Mid-Trib), and the ABOMINATION THAT MAKETH DESOLATE SET UP, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days."

Three sets of days, 1260, 1290 and 1335 date from Mid-Trib, when the abomination is placed at the temple. Since the 1260-day block of the Great Tribulation is shortened, I think the 1290 and 1335-day blocks would be shortened by the same amount of time.

Dan. 7:23-28 says, "The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth (Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece and Rome), which shall be diverse (it's now Ecclesiastical Rome) from all kingdoms, and shall DEVOUR THE WHOLE EARTH (the Tribulation Pope will be head of the United Nations and the United Religions, Rev. 13:2-10), and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces (i.e., into 10 regions). And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and ANOTHER (the False Prophet) shall rise after them (42 months later, Rev. 13:3); and he shall be diverse (i.e., a different man) from the first (the Beast of Rev. 13:2-10; i.e., the False Prophet is not the 1st beast revived), and he (the False Prophet) shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High (Christ, Isa. 44:6), and shall wear out the saints (the Tribulation saints) of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they (the saints) shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time (i.e., 3.5 years, the Great Tribulation that is to be shortened, Mt. 24:21,22). "But the judgment (Judgment Seat of Christ) shall sit (probably on Tishri 1, 5768/Sept. 13, 2007), and they shall take away his (the False Prophet's) dominion (he is deposed from office on the Day of God's Wrath), to consume and to destroy it unto the end ('the consummation,' Dan. 9:27). And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High (Christ), whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Hitherto is the end of the matter."

The 1260 days, or 3.5 years, of Rev. 12:6,14 will also be shortened. Rev 12:14 says, "to the woman (Israel, i.e., Messianic Jews of Judaea (Mt. 24:15; Rev. 12:17) were given two wings (i.e., an airplane) of a great eagle (probably the USA), that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place (Petra), where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time (3.5 years), from the face of the serpent." I expect these Messianic Jews that flee to the wilderness and Petra to be caught up in the Pre-Wrath Rapture in time to appear in Heaven at the Judgment Seat of Christ on Tishri 1, 5768 (Sept. 13, 2007).

The Petra area is referred to as Mt. Seir. Gen 36:8 says, "Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir--This was divinely assigned as his possession."

Petra is empty now. Just before the wrath of God hits Earth, the Tribulation saints will be raptured, practically emptying Petra again, then that whole area will be destroyed. Eze 35:15 says, "As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir (meaning hairy, as Esau was), and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD."

Psa 149:1, 5-9 says, "Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a NEW SONG, and his praise in the congregation (qahal, assembly; i.e., the general assembly in Heaven, Heb. 12:23) of saints....Let the saints be joyful in glory (Heaven): let them sing aloud upon their beds (it is the time of the 'sabbatismos,' the 'rest to the people of God,' Heb. 4:9). Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD."

R.B. Thieme said that each one of us would bump one demon at Armageddon. The last part above seems to tie in with that.

Maybe the number of saints saved will equal the 1/3rd of the angels that fell (Rev. 12:4). I wonder if we will take their places in the government of God.

Is there a message for us in the events that Josephus recorded? AD 66 to 70 is 5 years by inclusive reckoning. AD 2003 to 2007 is also 5 years by inclusive reckoning. Does the "Let us remove hence" heard on that early Pentecost equal Christ's "Come up hither" in Rev. 4:1? Will we hear "Come up hither" on Pentecost? We will know soon.

From 5 Doves site

Seapraiser (3 Jan 2003)
"'Why?' indeed!_A New Page_important one"

I have just completed a new web page and it is my hope that it will bless you as we begin the new year of 2003..

My reply

Re your article, "Come Up Here!"

You said,
> > Differences between the Rapture and the 2nd Coming.
> > Rapture: 1 Jesus coming FOR His Church. John 14:1-3, 1 Thess 4:14-17
> > 2nd Coming: 1 Jesus coming WITH His Church Col 3:4, Zech 14:5, Jude 14, Rev 19:14
> > Rapture:2 Caught up with Him in the air 1 Thess 4:13-18
> > 2nd Coming: 2 Jesus' feet touch the earth Zech 14:4, Rev:19:11-21

I agree that there are 2 Raptures. However, I think I Thess 4:13-18 is the first "trump of God" (Rapture 1), and I Cor. 15:51,52 is the "last trump" of God (Rapture 2).

At the 1st trump, the Bride saints are caught up to Heaven. On the day of the 2nd Rapture, the Bride saints are gathered from one end of Heaven to the other. They are gathered to the general assembly in Heaven for the Coronation of Christ, the Marriage of the Lamb and the Judgment Seat of Christ. Those things will take place that day. On this day, the Tribulation saints are caught up from Earth to the general assembly in Heaven too.

Num 10:1-4 prefigures both Raptures. It says, "the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Make thee TWO TRUMPETS of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, AND for the journeying of the camps. And when they shall blow with them (i.e., both, Mt. 24:31, Mk. 13:27), ALL the assembly (Heb. 12:23) shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And if they blow but with ONE TRUMPET, then the princes (elders, Rev. 4:4), which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee."

The first trumpet sounds at the Pre-Trib Rapture. That trumpet will sound again to gather those saints "from one end of HEAVEN to the other" (Mt. 24:31) to the "general assembly" in Heaven on the day of the 2nd Rapture. Then the 2nd trumpet will sound and call up the Tribulation saints. Mark 13:27 includes both groups. It says, "And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the EARTH to the uttermost part of HEAVEN." Agape

ISRAEL IN SECRET STATEHOOD TALKS

By URI DAN
http://www.nypost.com/news/worldnews/66120.htm
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COUPLE OF HOODS: Fatah supporters stand guard beneath an Arafat poster in Gaza City. --Reuters

January 2, 2003 -- JERUSALEM - Israel is secretly negotiating with the top deputy of Yasser Arafat, and has discussed the creation of a Palestinian state on most of the West Bank, it was reported yesterday. There was no confirmation or denial by Israel or Palestinian officials of the report in the influential Saudi newspaper al-Wattan, which was based on sources in Washington.

An Israeli official, questioned by The Post about the state of secret talks, would only say, "Prime Minister [Ariel] Sharon has been making contacts with the Palestinians all the time."

But emissaries of Sharon and Arafat deputy Abu Mazen are believed to have discussed the outlines of a peace accord - and President Bush has been kept abreast of their progress.

The Saudi report said Sharon was willing to accept a Palestinian state on 53 percent of the West Bank, and a substantial portion of the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinians were seeking a temporary state on 65 percent of the West Bank and Gaza territory.

Abu Mazen also proposed that parts of Jerusalem, including the bitterly contested Temple Mount, which is holy to Muslims, be transferred to joint control of Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.

Sharon was said to be opposing any concessions in Jerusalem.

Incoming email, Re: "KEYS"

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/dec2002/sherry125-3.htm
Sherry Vance (5 Dec 2002)

My reply

> > So in actuality, the number of months of actual active destruction was 9 - the number of judgment; yet it continued for a year - anniversary to anniversary in "the year of Noah's life"

Noah entered the Ark "in the second month, the seventeenth day" (Gen. 7:11). He came out of the Ark "in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day" (Gen. 8:14).

> > Why is the Abomination of Desolation SO IMPORTANT? It is absolutely CRUCIAL because it is FROM that point that we begin counting backwards in Daniel!

The 70 weeks of years in Dan. 9:24-27 run forward, and the end is told from the beginning. Verse 24 tells us how the 490 years end. It says, "Seventy weeks (of years, i.e., 490 years, counting forward, start to finish) are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to FINISH the transgression, and to make an END of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to SEAL UP the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy (Christ)."

The first 7 weeks (49 years), plus 62 weeks (434 years), a total of 483 years, run forward "from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah. This ran from the 1st year of Cyrus (Isa. 44:28). Martin Anstey found an 82-year mistake in the era of the Persian kings. Thus, B.C. 536 - 82 = B.C. 454. 483 - 454 + 1 = 30 AD, the year Jesus was crucified. (We have to add that 1 year, because there is no zero year between BC and AD years.)

All of the 483 years ran forward from Cyrus' command to restore and build Jerusalem in BC 454 to the Crucifixion. There is no way those years could run backward. Now that we only have 7 years of the 490 years left, are we to turn the last 7 years backward? I don't think so. The last 7 years advance, just as the 483 years advanced.

Dan. 12:4 mentions "the time of the end." This is similar to Mt. 24:14,15's "then shall the end come" and the "abomination of desolation."

Dan. 12:6 says, "How long shall it be to THE END of these wonders?" Dan 12:7 says, "it shall be for a time, times, and an half (3.5 years, i.e., 1260 days); and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished." The last 1260 days (or 3.5 years) are the last half of the 70th week of Daniel. All of the time of the 70th week of Daniel runs forward.

Dan 12:11-13 says, "And FROM the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up (in the middle of the 70th week of Daniel), there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days." The1260 days and the 1290 days all run forward from the middle of the 70th week of Daniel, when the abomination of desolation is set up.

Dan 12:12,13 says, "Blessed is he that waiteth (while the days are passing, one by one), and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way (forward) TILL THE END BE: for thou (Daniel) shalt (in the future) rest, and stand in thy lot (portion of land) at THE END OF THE DAYS." These days advance toward THE END.

I see no way that these days can run backward. They all start at the same time, when the idol, abomination of desolation, is set up at the temple, but they end at different times.

> > The first key unlocks HOW God is revealing His timeline - BACKWARDS. The second key unlocks the length of time His wrath will be poured out - which is literally the One Year Judgment AS IN NOE'S DAY.

I think the clock in Daniel runs forward. I also expect God's Wrath to hit Earth in a single day. Rev. 8 opens with the breaking of the 7th seal. At that time, there will be silence in Heaven and Earth (Hab. 2:20) while the judge is being seated. This is the Judgment Seat of Christ. I think it will be on Tishri 1, 5768 (Sept. 13, 2007).

The 7 angels are given 7 trumpets, but before the 1st is sounded, a globe-shaped censer full of fire is cast into the Earth. It represents the asteroid impacting Earth. The 7 trumpet judgments explain what happens when the asteroid is hurled down to Earth. The 7 judgments all take place at the same time, not over ONE YEAR. It takes longer to write about them than for the things to take place.

Rev. 11:18,19 says, "the nations were angry (Gog's army is attacking Israel, Eze. 38), and THY WRATH IS COME, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, AND that thou shouldest GIVE REWARD unto thy servants the prophets, and TO THE SAINTS, and them that fear thy name, small and great; AND shouldest DESTROY them which destroy the earth (ge, the whole terrene world). And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail."

In the Ark are 2 stone tablets, representing the 2 main chunks of the asteroid after it splits apart, probably at the Roche Limit, about 11,000 miles out. Since the Ten Commandments on those tablets have been broken, the stones will be smashed to the ground as Moses smashed the first two tablets because of the golden calf incident. Both times, idolatry is being judged.

> > unless you have used the first two keys, you won't "get" any understanding of what is behind the door which the third key unlocks....and that is when is the Abomination of Desolation? You MUST know when this is in order to work BACKWARDS and follow God's way of revealing the Timeline!...as in Daniel. > > Why is the Abomination of Desolation SO IMPORTANT? It is absolutely CRUCIAL because it is FROM that point that we begin counting backwards in Daniel!

I don't think we have any reason for counting backwards in Daniel.

> > This generation, which began in 1967 with Israel's coming to the age of responsibilty and reunifying Jerusalem for the first time in 2000 years, will be 40 yrs. (the # of years of wandering in the wilderness while that first generation passed away) in June 2007. It is important to note that the 40-year generation must be fulfilled completely before it can be shown that it WILL NOT PASS AWAY! This is the generation which will GO INTO THE KINGDOM!

There is a way to account for the gap between June and September. In Mt. 23:35-37, Jesus told the Pharisees, "That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon THIS GENERATION. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house (the temple) is left unto you desolate."

John 12:1,12-15 says, "Jesus...six days (Sat., Nisan 8 in 30 AD) before the Passover (Friday, Nisan 14), came to Bethany...On the next day (Palm Sunday) much ...Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt."

From Nisan 8, 3790 (Sat., Apr. 1, 30 AD), the day before Jesus presented himself as King, to Av 10, when the temple burned in 70 AD, was 40 years, with another 120 days added. That seems to be the length of "this generation" as it happened to the Pharisees.

Applying this to our times. From Iyar 28, 5727 (June 7, 1967), when the temple area again became Israel's, to Tishri 1, 5768 (Sept. 13, 2007) is 40 years, plus another 120 days.

> > we shall see that the antichrist would counterfeit Jesus' Second Coming exactly a year before Jesus comes, on the Feast of Trumpets, September 23, 2006. Keep in mind this is running Anniversary (FOT 2006) to Anniversary (FOT 2007)....255 days to be exact...alllowing for the 10 days before the Day of Atonement. However, let's not get ahead - we still must go backwards.
> > So the Abomination of Desolation on Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 23, 2006 occurs as a counterfeit of Christ's real Second Coming on September 13, 2007.

I think Christ will return on Nisan 1, the first day of the Jewish Regnal Year. Hos. 6:3 tells us that he will come as the latter rain, which starts Nisan 1. Eze. 29:17 sets the day, first day of the first month, Nisan 1. Then v. 21 says, "In that day (Nisan 1) will I cause the horn (king, Christ) of the house of Israel to bud forth (Second Advent), and I will give thee the opening of the mouth (the Word, the Logos) in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the LORD."

> > here is the next KEY: Knowing the date of the Abomination, we now have DANIEL'S KEY to understanding, which was denied him back then when he asked for it. FIRST, counting BACKWARD 1260 days (representing the first half of the covenant with ac & the two witnesses ministry to Israel) FROM September 23, 2006 (the midpoint, the abomination) we come to April 12, 2003...which is just 5 days BEFORE PASSOVER! THIS IS THE SIGNING/CONFIRMING OF THE AC'S COVENANT! The Jews will see that the signing of the covenant and the appearance of the two witnesses will tie into the abomination of desolation exactly 1260 days later!

We will know whether that is right or not if we pass April 12, 2003.

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> > FROM the abomination on September 23, 2006, counting backwards 1290 days, Daniel 12:11 says, "From the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand, two hundred and ninety days"......this allows for the extra leap month, Adar, to be figured in....then continuing to count backwards to the 1335th day we come to -hold onto your seats! - January 27, 2003! DANIEL 12:12, "BLESSED IS HE THAT WAITETH AND COMETH TO THE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FIVE AND THIRTY DAYS."....WHO is waiting??? US!!!!! We who are waiting will be blessed - why? Because that is when it all begins - at the Rapture! THE TIMELINE IS PERFECT! IT FITS! Now here is PROOF! Daniel 12:13: "But go thy way till the end be: FOR THOU SHALT REST AND STAND IN THY LOT AT THE END OF DAYS." Daniel is in heaven right now. He does not yet have a glorified body. When will he receive a glorified body? At the RESURRECTION/RAPTURE! When will he STAND IN HIS LOT? - at the 1335th DAY!....January 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003 is close. It will show us whether this is right or not. I think Daniel will stand in his own plot of land in Israel AFTER Christ returns. Agape

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