Pro and Con 987

Posted 1-8-03

Re: "ANTICHRIST FROM MIDDLE EAST? by Chuck Missler"

Paolo Porsia (8 Jan 2003)
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/jan2003/paolop18-3.htm
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> > Satan's Seven Empires

> > These would appear to be Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persian, Greece, and Rome, this last one in two phases: Ancient Rome ("Phase I") and the final re-emergent revival of the Roman Empire ("Phase II").

> > All idolatry and paganism had its roots at Bab-El, which became Babylon. It is interesting that Micah also refers to the "land of Nimrod" in his allusion to the final world empire. Could it be that this final world dictator will be, in some sense, a return of Nimrod?

> > one must not confuse the fall of Babylon to the Persians in 539 B.C. with the destruction of Babylon detailed in the Bible. When Cyrus conquered Babylon, he was able to brag to the world that he did it without a battle!)

> > Contrary to the details emphasized in the prophecies of Isaiah and Jeremiah, the building materials of ancient Babylon have been reused; the area has been inhabited over the centuries, contrary to the prophetic passages. We feel that it is quite significant that Saddam Hussein has made significant efforts to rebuild Babylon and has used the rebuilt Nebuchadnezzar's palace for state occasions. It appears that the cataclysmic destruction described by Isaiah and Jeremiah ("like Sodom and Gomorrah") is still in the future.

> > Shinar is the geographic location where Babylon was located. It seems that this woman - wickedness, mother of harlots, etc. - is to be relocated to where it all began.

My reply

This article has some good information and shows clear thinking. Chuck just didn't carry what he already knows to its logical conclusion.

If he really focused on the information he presented, he would probably see that the first of the 7 empires of Rev. 17 has to be Babel. The Tower of Babel is the source of "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" (Rev. 17:5).

I can add some more information to what Chuck wrote. Here is my list of the 7 world empires:

(1) Babel I, ruled by a Pontifex Maximus
(2) Babylon II, ruled by a Pontifex Maximus
(3) Media-Persia, ruled by a Pontifex Maximus
(4) Greece, ruled by a Pontifex Maximus
(5) Imperial Rome, ruled by a Pontifex Maximus
(6) Ecclesiastic Rome, ruled by a Pontifex Maximus
(7) Babylon III, ruled by a Satan-possessed Pontifex Maximus

In Rev. 17, Satan is the great red dragon that energises all 7 kings. The 6th king is The Beast of Rev. 13:2-10. The tail (i.e., Satan himself) goes into king 7, the False Prophet of Rev. 13:11-18. When the False Prophet is deposed from office on the Day of God's Wrath, Satan will come out of him and operate on his own as "the eighth" until chained after the battle of Armageddon.

Isa 9:14,15 says, "Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head (6th) and tail (7th), branch (high) and rush (low), in one day. The ancient and honourable (Pontifex Maximus), he is the head (ro'sh, head, chief ruler, high priest; i.e., the 6th head); and the prophet that teacheth lies (the 7th head), he is the tail" (because Satan (tail of the great red dragon) is in him.

The False Prophet surely will be an Israelite. I doubt if he could be accepted as their messiah if he wasn't. Deu 28:44 seems to hint at that. It says, "He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail."

The Pontifex Maximus is the high priest of the Mystery Religion of Babylon that originated with Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz at the Tower of Babel. Semiramis and Tammuz were worshipped as madonna and child. Images were made of them. Tammuz was supposed to have been killed by a wild boar and came back to life.

The Mystery Religion of Babylon is Satan's counterfeit religion. That's why it mimics, in a twisted way, things that are true in Christianity. Nimrod was the Sun god. Semiramis was the counterfeit of Mary. Tammuz, the son of the Sun god, was the counterfeit of Jesus, the Son of God.

The Dec. 25th birthday of Tammuz was celebrated with evergreen trees. His resurrection was celebrated with eggs at Easter. Two feasts they celebrated were the disappearance of Tammuz and the appearance of Tammuz. I assume that the appearance of Tammuz was Easter, mimicing the resurrection of Jesus.

It is easy to see how the two religions got intermingled when Constantine issued his Edict of Toleration and made Christianity the state religion. He marched his troops through the river to baptize them. The pagans among them could then celebrate their sun god, Tammuz, at the same time that the Christians could celebrate their Son of God, Jesus. Some of the mixture is still evident today. It is as if Satan decided, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

Eze 8:13,14 mentions Tammuz. It says, "Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater ABOMINATIONS that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz."

Rev. 17 is written as if the Pre-Trib Rapture has just taken place. In verse 14, "they that ARE with him (the Lord of lords and King of kings, Christ) ARE called, and chosen, and faithful." At the time of the Rapture, the ten kings "have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings ONE HOUR (hora, day, hour, instant, season, the meaning to be determined from the context) with the beast" (Rev. 17:12). This season seems to be the 70th week of Dan. 9:27. When the Tribulation begins in Rev. 13:1, the ten kings are already crowned.

Having the Bride-of-Christ members pulled from their ranks, the left-behind church will be more saturated with the Mystery Religion of Babylon than before. Getting the harlot church to move to Babylon to sit on her base (the Tower of Babel) will be easier than it would have been if the Rapture had not taken the Bride of Christ out of the mixture.

After the Pre-Trib Rapture, but before the 10 kings are crowned, John was carried "away in the spirit into the wilderness (eremos, desert; i.e., Babylon): and I (he) saw a woman sit (kathemai, sit down, fig., to remain, reside, or dwell) upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy (like Pontifex Maximus), having seven heads and ten horns" (Rev. 17:3). It looks like the harlot church will be moved to Babylon soon after the Pre-Trib Rapture. Agape

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> > John is the only one that quoted the whole inscription. He is the only one that called it a "title" too. The word "Nazareth" has been found on the Shroud of Turin. It looks like the title board was laid beside Jesus' leg. To me that makes sense, for it is his title. He is Jesus of Nazareth AND King of the Jews.

It seems that that title is still there too!

Rev.19:16 “And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Facinating! Thanks for your ministry, Marilyn. I have learned sooo much! YSIC

My reply

Thanks for your kind words and for reminding me of this title. Maranatha and agape

Cat-And-Mouse Asteroid Pulls Close to Earth

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=scienceNews&storyID=1989959

1-3-03 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An asteroid playing a cat-and-mouse game with Earth will pull to its closest point in almost a century on Wednesday before swinging away for another 95 years, NASA said in a statement.

Asteroid 2002 AA29 is like a mouse teasing a cat, approaching Earth first on one side and then on another, without ever making contact or actually passing our planet as the two bodies circle the sun"....

Re: Wednesday crucifixion, CAPS1226-1.htm, posted on Five Doves site

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/dec2002/caps1226-1.htm
CAPS (26 Dec 2002)
"The time of the Resurrection/Harmony of the Gospel accounts"

Just tonight I have come to see something that I believe is absolutely incredible!...

The 4 Gospels give different views of the events concerning the resurrection of Jesus. Volumes of books have been written trying to harmonize the accounts. Christians believe that the scriptures cannot contradict themselves. That is true.

Here briefly is what I saw tonight.

Matthew's account of the visit of Mary Magdalene and the other Mary "to see" the sepulcher is DIFFERENT from the other 3 accounts. The key is to read the passages next to each other for easy comparison.

Most of the accounts of all 4 gospels have similar enough language to know they are referring to the same events. For example, by reading the following passages of Mark 16:2-8, Matthew 28:5-8, & Luke 24:1-8 we can clearly see that the events being described are on early Sunday morning when the women were bringing the spices that they had prepared to the tomb. Notice that Mark 16:1 clearly indicates this was at the "rising of the sun." This clearly is a reference to the daylight portion of Sunday morning just starting. Notice that in 2 accounts below that the stone had already been rolled away!

Here are those passages:
Mark 16:2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun.
16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher?
16:4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
16:5 And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
16:7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
16:8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled * and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.
Luke 24:1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning , they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
24:4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout , behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
24:7 Saying , The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
24:8 And they remembered his words,

Matthew 28:5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
28:8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

Notice in reading these 3 accounts the same language used, such as the phrase, " He is not here, but is risen." The start of Mark's and Luke's account indicate this was early Sunday morning. Mark says " they came to the tomb when the sun was risen."

HOWEVER, in reading the parallel account of Matthew, in the section which I will quote below, there is something entirely DIFFERENT. Notice in the above accounts that they were BRINGING THE SPICES to the tomb. Mark 16:1 says they had bought spices and then verse 2 continues as indicated above. Luke 24:1 also states clearly they were bringing the spices.

BUT, look at what most would feel is the same account in Matthew 25:1-2:

28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. Notice they were not bringing spices here, only coming to "see" the tomb!!
28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

At first this seems to be the same account as Mark and Luke above. But notice this difference. In Matthew's account it was the "end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week." The Greek for "dawn toward" means "draw toward" just as it is used in Luke 23:54 when the sunlight was almost over and they needed to get Jesus in the grave, it says "and the Sabbath (this is the High day Sabbath of the 15th of Nisan) 'drew on."

The Greek is the exact same and the margin reads "began to dawn." This phrase does not mean the sun coming up, but has reference to the next day starting which would be at nightfall/sunset.

So this phrase in Matt.28:1 shows that it was at the END of the weekly Sabbath as it began to dawn or draw near to the next day which was the first day of the week. Obviously, since it was at the end of the Sabbath day (weekly here) it must have been late Saturday evening, just as the next day was starting at Sunset.

Now read this carefully. What does Matt. 28:1 say? ".....came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. " Does it say they were bringing spices? NO, NO, NO. They were coming to "see" the sepulchre! Only to see it. When were they coming? At the end of the Sabbath just as it began to 'draw toward" the first day of the week!! When would that be? Just as the weekly Sabbath ended and the night portion of Saturday night began which was the first day of the week. THIS WAS NOT SUNDAY MORNING AS THE OTHER ACCOUNTS HAVE!

And what happens when Mary and Mary Magdalene come Saturday night, after the Sabbath to "see" the sepulchre?

The very next verse relates:
28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
The continuing verses say this:
28:3 * His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
28:4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

Then, the text continues in Matthew from 28:5-8 as quoted above. Since Matthew 28:5-8 is almost identical to the other gospels, also quoted above and since we know that they were on Sunday morning.....then Matthew 28:1-4 was at a different time---the previous night at sunset!! It is critical that you see that. There is therefore a "gap" between Matthew 28:4 and 28:5. You would never suspect that in reading the account of Matthew by itself. However, when comparing the section of Matt. 28:5-8 with the other accounts it is clear that this section was Sunday morning.

And it is also clear that Matthew 28:1-4 is the previous evening. Why did God allow this to be written this way? I do not know. It has been studied for hundreds of years and volumes written to try to harmonize these accounts. Clearly though, the first portion of Matt.(28:1-4) is describing the EVENT of the rolling away of the stone and a Great Earthquake, while the following portion is almost identical to the other accounts that are clearly Sunday morning.

On one visit the Earthquake happens and the stone is rolled away(Saturday at sunset) and in the next visit the stone is ALREADY rolled away(Sunday morning.)

The REASON Matthew's account is different is amazing. I believe what you are about to read is revealed by the Holy Spirit Himself. Consider these unique facts:

1.ONLY Matthew records the visit at the conclusion of the Sabbath and as it began to ''draw toward" the first day of the week. Matthew 28:1 says the 2 women came as it ''began to dawn toward the first day of the week." Yet the phrase just before this says it was " at the end of the Sabbath day." Note that the Sabbath day would end with the start of Saturday night!! Therefore this confirms that it was not the start of Sunday morning!!

Also, the same Greek phrase is used in Luke 23:54 when Jesus was being put in the tomb just at sunset. It says, "and it was the Preparation, and the sabbath 'drew on." The Greek here, in the margin, reads ' began to dawn.' This confirms that the phrase 'began to dawn' does not necessarily mean sunrise, but in these 2 instances means to start. The starting of the day began at sunset!! Remember these 2 places where the time is very SPECIFICALLY marked!! There is a profound REASON!!

2. ONLY Matthew gives the account of the "sign of Jonah!" It is found in Matt. 12:40 where Jesus said the ONLY SIGN He would give would be 3 days and 3 nights in the grave. Jesus also said, "Are there not 12 hours in a day?" This shows clearly that Jesus knew there was a daylight portion and a night portion to each 24 hour 'day.' When He uses the phrase "3 days and 3 nights" He therefore is indicating 3 days of 12 hours each and 3 nights of 12 hours each. The total is 72 hours.

Why oh why did only Matthew give this account of the sign of Jonah? Here is why. Matthew was written primarily to the Jews to prove the Kingship of Jesus. Paul, in his epistles said that the Jews seek a sign! Well, Matthew gave them one---the three days and three nights!! (Mark was written to show the Man of Jesus, Luke was written for the Gentiles, and John was written to show the Son of God.) So we see that ONLY Matthew was written primarily for the Jews and it is his account that has the SIGN OF JONAH IN IT!

3. ONLY Matthew gives the account of the Earthquake. I wonder what occurred at that time? Only Matthew gives the account of the 2 women visiting the tomb at the end of the Sabbath!! Here again is what happened just as these 2 women came to "see" the tomb at the conclusion of the weekly Sabbath. Note that Matt.28:1 says they came only to "see" the tomb....they were not bringing spices, which they did bring the next morning! Here is what occurred:

28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

The continuing verses say this: 28:3 * His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
28:4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

Here is what must have happened next. The 2 women who came to visit or see the tomb were undoubtedly frightened by the GREAT Earthquake and the strange light from an angel. They no doubt fled from that area and went back home. THEN, the next morning they come back with other women bringing the spices!!

WHY DOES MATTHEW RECORD THIS VISIT TO THE TOMB SATURURDAY JUST AT SUNSET??? BECAUSE JESUS HAD SAID HE WOULD GIVE THE SIGN OF JONAH OF BEING IN THE TOMB 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS!! MATTHEW ONLY-- RECORDS THAT IN 12:40 AND THE FULFILLMENT OF IT IN 28:1-4!!!!

You see, brethren, that GREAT EARTHQUAKE WAS THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS JUST AT SATURDAY SUNSET EXACTLY 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS FROM THE TIME HE WAS PUT IN THE GRAVE. Now remember how Luke 23:54 SPECIFICALLY said that at the exact time that Jesus was put in the tomb, that (the) sabbath 'drew on." The Greek does not have the definite article "the"---it just reads "and sabbath drew on." This is because it was a High Day sabbath of Nisan 15, not "the" weekly Sabbath. Also remember that the phrase sabbath ' drew on' is the Greek "began to dawn." In Matthew 28:1, "In the end of THE Sabbath" does have the definite article "the" since it is referring to the weekly Sabbath.

So the EXACT time of Jesus being put in the grave is specifically NOTED!!

And, in the account of the visit to the tomb by the 2 women the EXACT time is ALSO NOTED! Here is is:

28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

This show the exact time they came to visit and the exact time of the Great Earthquake!!! It was the time Jesus undoubtedly was RESURRECTED fulfilling the sign of Jonah!! Notice that just as Jesus was put in the grave at Sunset likewise He was resurrected at Sunset. The Greek in both passages clearly indicate this by saying " as it began to draw (or dawn) toward the first day of the week" and " sabbath drew on" (Gk.'began to dawn'.)

The reason that Luke 23:54 and Matt. 28:1 both are at sunset is to show it was EXACTLY 72 hours that Jesus was n the grave!!! Do you see that?!! THUS THE SCRIPTURAL CONFIRMATION OF THE SIGN OF JONAH AS RECORDED BY MATTHEW WHO WROTE FOR THE JEWISH AUDIENCE.

This show without any contradiction that the time period was to the second, 72 hours that Jesus was in the tomb. Why else would these verses be so specific to record the exact time of the entombment and the resurrection?

To those who have held out that Jesus was crucified on Friday this is the death knell of that. You cannot even get PARTS of 3 days and 3 nights between sunset Friday night and sunset Saturday night.

THE DAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION WAS WEDNEDSAY, with the burial at Sunset Wednesday night. The resurrection was exactly 72 hours later at Saturday sunset. It was at the time the 2 women visited the tomb at the end of the weekly Sabbath.

Brethren, I do not take credit for seeing this. All I can say is that many wise and many prudent have desired to see these things and have seen them not. I rejoice that God had allowed us to see these things. CAPS, Agape

My reply

> > "and the Sabbath (this is the High day Sabbath of the 15th of Nisan) 'drew on."

You believe that the Crucifixion was on Wednesday. I believe that a Thursday Crucifixion fits all the clues, falling naturally into place without twisting any scriptures.

Since the Crucifixion was on Thursday, Nisan 13, "THE PREPARATION OF THE PASSOVER" (John 19:14), the following day, the High Day, was Passover, Nisan 14. John 19:31 says, "The Jews therefore, because it (Thursday, Nisan 13) was THE PREPARATION, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day [Friday, Nisan 14, Passover] was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away."

Luke 23:50-56; 24:1,2 says, "there was a man named Joseph...he was of Arimathaea...This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And THAT DAY WAS THE PREPARATION (Nisan 13), and the sabbath (high sabbath, Passover, Nisan 14, Lev. 23:5) drew on. And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day (Saturday) according to the commandment" (one of the Ten Commandments, 'Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy,' Ex. 20:8).

Mat 28:1,2 (KJV) says, "In the end of the sabbath (lit., sabbaths, i.e., Friday, Nisan 14, Passover, and Saturday, Nisan 15, Feast of Unleavened Bread), as it began to dawn (epiphosko, grow light, i.e., daybreak) toward the first day of the week (Sunday), came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it."

Mark 15:40 mentions, "Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome".

The two Marys came to the sepulchre at daybreak. Mark 16:1,2 says, "when the sabbath (Saturday) was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices (on Sunday), that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week (Sunday), they came unto the sepulchre AT THE RISING OF THE SUN."

At the rising of the sun is very clear. It is the same time as when "it began to dawn toward the first day of the week in Mt. 28:1, and "upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning" in Luke 24:1.

> > The Greek is the exact same and the margin reads "began to dawn." This phrase does not mean the sun coming up, but has reference to the next day starting which would be at nightfall/sunset.

The 12 hours of the night were past. The 12 hours of the day were starting at Sun up.

> > So this phrase in Matt.28:1 shows that it was at the END of the weekly Sabbath as it began to dawn or draw near to the next day which was the first day of the week. Obviously, since it was at the end of the Sabbath day (weekly here) it must have been late Saturday evening, just as the next day was starting at Sunset.

I think it was "AT THE RISING OF THE SUN" (Mark 16:2) on Sunday morning.

> > Now read this carefully. What does Matt. 28:1 say? ".....came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. " Does it say they were bringing spices? NO, NO, NO. They were coming to "see" the sepulchre! Only to see it. When were they coming? At the end of the Sabbath just as it began to 'draw toward" the first day of the week!! When would that be? Just as the weekly Sabbath ended and the night portion of Saturday night began which was the first day of the week. THIS WAS NOT SUNDAY MORNING AS THE OTHER ACCOUNTS HAVE!

I still think it was "AT THE RISING OF THE SUN" (Mark 16:2) on Sunday morning.

> > And what happens when Mary and Mary Magdalene come Saturday night, after the Sabbath to "see" the sepulchre?

"Mary Magdalene and the other Mary" of Mt. 28:1 are the same as the "Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome in Mark 16:1. They had "bought sweet spices" in Mark 16:1. They came unto the sepulchre "very early in the morning...bringing the spices" in Luke 24:1. All three accounts are about the same incident.

Mt. 28:6-8 says, "He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And GO QUICKLY, AND TELL HIS DISCIPLES THAT HE IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, HE GOETH BEFORE YOU INTO GALILEE; THERE SHALL YE SEE HIM: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word."

Mark 16:6-8 says, "he (the angel, Mt. 28:5) saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But GO YOUR WAY, TELL HIS DISCIPLES AND PETER THAT HE GOETH BEFORE YOU INTO GALILEE: THERE SHALL YE SEE HIM, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid."

Luke 24:5-10 says, "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words, And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. IT WAS MARY MAGDALENE, AND JOANNA, AND MARY THE MOTHER OF JAMES, AND OTHER WOMEN THAT WERE WITH THEM, WHICH TOLD THESE THINGS UNTO THE APOSTLES."

> > You see, brethren, that GREAT EARTHQUAKE WAS THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS JUST AT SATURDAY SUNSET EXACTLY 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS FROM THE TIME HE WAS PUT IN THE GRAVE.

The 3 days and 3 nights of Mt. 12:40 were: Thursday (day), Friday (night then day), Saturday (night then day) and Sunday (night).

> > The reason that Luke 23:54 and Matt. 28:1 both are at sunset is to show it was EXACTLY 72 hours that Jesus was n the grave!!! Do you see that?!! THUS THE SCRIPTURAL CONFIRMATION OF THE SIGN OF JONAH AS RECORDED BY MATTHEW WHO WROTE FOR THE JEWISH AUDIENCE.

It doesn't have to be exactly 72 hours. The Jews count part of a day as one day. You are putting in a condition that is not there. That condition becomes a stumbling block.

> > THE DAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION WAS WEDNEDSAY, with the burial at Sunset Wednesday night. The resurrection was exactly 72 hours later at Saturday sunset. It was at the time the 2 women visited the tomb at the end of the weekly Sabbath.

The Crucifixion had to be on Nisan 13, "because it was THE PREPARATION" (John 19:31). "And it was THE PREPARATION OF THE PASSOVER (John 19:14). The preparation of the Passover is the day before the Passover. The Passover is on Nisan 14 (Lev. 23:4). Therefore the preparation of the Passover was on Nisan 13.

Mat 26:5 says, "they said, NOT ON THE FEAST DAY, lest there be an uproar among the people. Mar 14:2 says, "they said, NOT ON THE FEAST DAY, lest there be an uproar of the people." Therefore, the Crucifixion was not on the Feast of the Passover. It was the preceding day, the preparation day.

According to Jewish Calendar laws, Nisan 13 can only fall on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. This eliminates a Wednesday Crucifixion. I think the Crucifixion was on Thursday.

John 12:1,2,12,13 says, "Jesus SIX DAYS BEFORE THE PASSOVER came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made him a supper (of food prepared on the previous day, on the preparation of the Sabbath)....On THE NEXT DAY (PALM SUNDAY) much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 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."

The six days before the Passover were (1) Saturday, Nisan 8, (2) Sunday, Nisan 9, (3) Monday, Nisan 10, (4) Tuesday, Nisan 11, (5) Wednesday, Nisan 12, and (6) Thursday, Nisan 13, Crucifixion Day.

On Saturday, Jesus arrived at Bethany. On Sunday, he presented himself as King of Israel (Isa. 44:6). On Monday, Jesus cursed the fig tree. On Tuesday, the fig tree was dried up. Then Mark 14:1,2 says, "AFTER TWO DAYS (i.e., after Wednesday and Thursday) was the feast of the passover (Nisan 14, Friday), and of unleavened bread (Nisan 15, 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, lest there be an uproar of the people."

The Sanhedrin met every Thursday. The Crucifixion was on Thursday. The Resurrection was on Nisan 16, Sunday.

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Justin Fischer (6 Jan 2003) http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/jan2003/justinf16.htm ...Hi Phil, I think you're right about the Second Coming in 2007 and hopefully you're right about the Rapture this year!... John

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CAPS (6 Jan 2003) "Passover and the Name of God !!" http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/jan2003/caps16-1.htm ...Here, briefly is what has hit me. The ineffable name of God, YHVH, WAS INSCRIBED ON THE CROSS!!! The phrase "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews", was inscibed in all three languages. In Hebrew, this would be : Jesus in Hebrew is Yeshua. Nazareth in Hebrew is the word Hanazri. King in Hebrew is Vemelech, which is a form of Melech. Cannot go into details now. "of the Jews" in Hebrew is one word HaYehudim. The Hebrew was read from right to left. HaYehudim, Vemelech, Hanazri, Yeshua. The acronym in Hebrew is therefore HVHY. Remember Hebrew is read from right to left. This, in the reverse spelling is YHVH !!!!! The ineffable NAME OF GOD!!!... YBIC, David

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Thanks for showing me this. God doesn't miss a trick. Here are the 4 references to the sign: Mt. 27:37 says, "set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS." Mark 15:26 says, "the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS." Luke 23:38 says, "a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS." John 19:19,20 says, "Pilate wrote a TITLE, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS...and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin." John is the only one that quoted the whole inscription. He is the only one that called it a "title" too. The word "Nazareth" has been found on the Shroud of Turin. It looks like the title board was laid beside Jesus' leg. To me that makes sense, for it is his title. He is Jesus of Nazareth AND King of the Jews. He is also God, as John made clear in John 1:1,14: "and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God....And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us." Isa. 44:6 sums it up. It says, "Thus saith the LORD (YHVH) THE KING OF ISRAEL, AND his REDEEMER the LORD (YHVH) of hosts; I am the first (YHVH king of Israel), AND I am the last (YHVH of hosts, the redeemer); and beside me there is no God." Jesus said, "I am Alpha AND Omega, the beginning AND the end, the first (YHVH king of Israel) AND the last (YHVH of hosts)" (Rev. 22:13). In Rev. 1:8, Jesus said, "I am Alpha AND Omega, the beginning AND the ending, saith the Lord, which is (at the Rapture), and which was (at the First Advent), and which is to come (at the Second Advent), THE ALMIGHTY." No wonder II Cor. 5:19 says, "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself." Agape

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