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Jan Markell wrote the article below and was published in Rapture Ready. Please read and follow the interview with pastor Mark Biltz and Dr. Mark Hitchcock about their different views on the same event.
The basic question debated in this radio program is are the blood moon tetrad occurring in 2014 and 2015 on Passover and Sukkot a sign from God to Israel, to Christians and to the world? and what is it heralding if anything?
Not to long ago and definitively within my youth the first satellite the Sputnik was launched by Russia. Advances in science and technology have increased in a manner that is unthinkable. So we are at a point in the history of men that a lunar or solar eclipse will barely elicit a yawn and more less losing sleep to see it.
None of my family or friends thought it important to wake up at 2AM to watch the first on April 24, 2014, and that after I had explained the significance of the blood moon tetrad and the relationship to the Jewish festivals.
So my question to you is the following, what does Jesus have to do to awaken His church and warn the world that He is about to judge the world severely. Well Israel should be paying attention because this judgment will revolve around Israel making the nation the vortex of the hurricane of trouble that is coming to the world.
Because of the many other prophetic signs that are happening in the world how could you not see these celestial events as signs closely preceding the Apocalypse and then the coming of Jesus Christ.
If the Apocalypse has started when you read this article then the blood moons would not be necessary as a sign as other signs would be manifested already like the two witnesses and the revealing of the Antichrist.
In my opinion both Marks make excellent points and arguments for the position each is driving forth, but it is my opinion that Biltz position is the correct one regarding the blood moons as appointment times of the Lord.
Please hear the debate and follow the articles I placed in my blog under the tetrad blood moons.
Blood Moons: Harbingers or Hype?
By Jan Markell
“Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years . . .’ ” — Genesis 1:14
We can argue about the blood moons past, present and future, but no one can argue that they have captured the attention of the world and church. I presented one program on the topic back in 2013 and I wrote about them in my summer, 2014 print newsletter (sign up here – it’s free for one year and comes out five times a year).
I have been interviewed on the topic a number of times because of the Jewish element that applies to the subject.
In other words, I have covered the topic in an underwhelming way. But the response to my 2013 broadcast was overwhelming with folks wanting to better understand this phenomenon.
Three authors have written on the blood moons and I had two of them on air on our current radio program. The program is in a debate format. Pastor Mark Biltz debates Pastor Mark Hitchcock. They have very opposite opinions and you can listen here or here or here.
Jesus chastised the Pharisees for knowing the signs of the weather but not the signs of the times spiritually speaking. There are “signs in the heavens” that are a part of those “signs of the times.”
Mark Biltz suggests that all signs of the times are on overdrive: wars, famines, globalism, etc. He suggests that we’re heading pell-mell into the final days and the blood moons could be a harbinger of the lateness of the hour. He is not a date-setter and he does not suggest that “things are about to change forever” as John Hagee does.
Pastor Biltz does believe the reference in Genesis 1:14 indicates the signs in the heavens are there to “send signals” to us and that they are a herald of His coming. Since the reference suggests “seasons,” he feels this is a reference to the Jewish Feasts of Israel such as Passover and Sukkot or “God’s appointed times.” In other words, the signs in the heavens could be related to the Jewish Feasts.
Mark Biltz does go as far as to suggest that significant events could take place in 2014 and 2015 during the tetrad of blood moons such as a war or wars in the Middle East. He feels the moons could also be a warning: Don’t divide the land of Israel!
If you haven’t tracked the blood moon phenomenon, here is a very brief history. It is not often the tetrad of four moons falls on a Jewish Feast day such as they do in 2014 and 2015. There they fall on the first day of the Jewish Feast of Passover and Sukkot.
There were no blood moon tetrads on Jewish Feast days in the 1800s, 1700s, or 1600s. There will be no more in this century after October 2015.
There was a tetrad in 1493-1494 right after the Jews were thrown out of Spain. Some historians say Christopher Columbus had a boat load of Jews on his ships that sailed for a new land in 1492.
There was a tetrad in 1949-1950 right after Israel was declared a nation.
It happened again in 1967-1968 when Israel recaptured Jerusalem in the “Six Day War.”
Dr. Mark Hitchcock urges caution because this is another opportunity for Christians to have egg on their face with soft date-setting or astounding claims and conclusions. He asks how can these things be a “sign” when they are happening after the fact? In other words, the expulsion from Spain was 1492 but the tetrad of moons was 1493-1494
The blood moons couldn’t have been a sign of Israel’s impending independence when that tetrad was 1949 -1950.
Hitchcock rightfully cautions John Hagee about making astounding claims that “things are about to change forever” for we certainly don’t know that to be true.
Dr. Hitchcock is troubled that the moons are seen in limited parts of the world. How, then, could they be a sign for Israel since Israel hasn’t witnessed most of them? Obviously the entire world can witness them on television, the Internet, etc. in the 20th and 21st Century. But is this a stretch?
Dr. Hitchcock strongly believes that the “authentic blood moons” the Bible refers to are during the Tribulation and would likely be a sign of Christ’s Second Coming. He believes they will be supernatural similar to the star of Bethlehem. There is often a reference to fire and smoke and thus they are not a naturally occurring event such as a blood moon pre-Tribulation.
Dr. Hitchcock concludes these blood moons in the Bible have nothing to do with the church in this church age. Their significance is future. Frankly, he calls what’s happening today “hype and sensationalism.” He feels what is happening today, in 2014 and 2015, is a naturally occurring phenomenon and not an unusual “sign in the heavens.”
What is referenced in Joel 2, Matthew 24, Acts 2, Revelation 6, etc., will be totally supernatural. It will be cataclysmic. There will be little opportunity to casually observe the events during the Tribulation as the world will be under such judgment no one will care to observe them in back yards with binoculars and lawn chairs. The planet will be coming undone.
But are they a wake-up call? Are they a herald of His soon coming? People have written this ministry stating they have used the blood moon of Passover 2014 (April 15) as a witnessing tool. Is there anything wrong with this? They will do so again in October 2014 and in April and October 2015 again to generate a discussion on the Lord’s return. Everyone is so intrigued, including unbelievers, that the question is raised as to how can we not use them evangelistically?
Who will deny that the world is writhing? The birth pangs are deplorable. The Mideast is literally on fire. America seems to be in a death spiral. The church isn’t functioning too well either. Russia may be Magog on the move. Israel is surrounded. Evil is out of control. Need I say more? I’m addressing the remnant here. The final curtain could be tomorrow.
Most people, believers and unbelievers, are not paying attention today — to anything. They are checked out of serious things and checked into enjoying life. It takes something pretty earth-shattering to get their attention. The blood moons have. At least with some.
The unbelieving world is watching us cautiously because some believers have been date-setters and some have been reckless. Both Mark’s caution against that! Nothing of consequence happened in 1988, 2012 or on Y2K. Yet a few Christians implied that things could change forever on those occasions. So let’s be careful.
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In the post below the author points to very interesting facts that are being orchestrated by Pope Francis. He states unequivocally that once the true church of Jesus Christ is removed from the earth at the Rapture the Pope and those in the Catholic church and other churches that were not fond by Jesus to be true believers will form the false religion that will take over control of the world with the Antichrist.
I agree with his assessment of Pope Francis being the False Prophet of Revelation 13 as I also belief that the role of the Antichrist is to be the present president of the USA Barrack Hussein Obama.
I also agree that the two most probable dates for the Rapture to occur are Pentecost or Rosh Hashanah. It could be this year or the next, I do not see how it could extend any further for the Tribulation to start.
Luis Vega (8 June 2014)
“THE INVITATION TO THE FATHER’S HOUSE – A Mockery of Pentecost”
invitation to the Father’s house
Issue of Spiritual Authority and the Upper Room
A Prophetic Double Entandre Mockery of Pentecost
By Luis B. Vega
In my Father’s House, there are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come back to take you to be where I am that where I am you may be also. –John 14
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the possible spiritual implications of the statement made by the current Pope, Frances during his first visit to the West Bank city of Bethlehem. This was an unprecedented visit by the Pope to the Middle East in that for the first time in Papal history, the Pope first landed directly in the West Bank instead of Jerusalem. Pope Francis also is the first Pope to call the West Back the ‘State of Palestine’. As the Kerry Peace initiative Peace talks between the Palestinian Authority and the State of Israel have stalled, the Pope has infused the dialog with a personal invitation to Abbas and Peres to unite and meet at the Vatican on June 8, 2014. This date happens to be on Pentecost, as observed in the western traditional calendar.
What was sticking and perhaps prophetic are the words the Pope used for this historic invitation. He stated, ‘I extend a personal invitation to my House, in the Vatican to meet for prayer and discussion’, etc., as the Pope would officiate the religious celebration of Pentecost observance on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church. What might seem unapparent to the average observer of languages, it would seem to be a sensible and polite gesture by the Pope to do so for the cause of peace between the Palestinians and the Jews. What is monumental in prophetic scope is the timing and the place and who gave this ‘Pentecost Invitation’. The Pope is no ordinary personage as Bethlehem is no ordinary place and Pentecost is no ordinary time to have these 3 people meet. What this time and place could prophetically represent is the Vatican’s quest for the spiritual authority over YHVH’s Feast of Pentecost and all that it represents. In a prophetic perspective, it is an issue of who will have ultimate spiritual authority on Earth.
The office of the Pope is the person that claims to be the Vicar of Christ, which is Christ sole representative on Earth, instead of the universal Church or the Holy Spirit in the whole Body of Christ theologically. The Papacy claims sole proprietorship of all things pertaining to Jesus Christ and Christendom. Thus the place at which the ‘Invitation to his House’ was made is likewise equal in possible prophetic significance in the following manner. The place was none other than the birth place of the Jewish Messiah, the Prince of Peace foretold in Isaiah to be born out of the numerous towns called Bethlehem of ancient Israel or Judea. The West Bank is what makes up the ancient regions of Judea and Samaria. These are the very lands that will be at stake if a division of Israel is to be had to accommodate the State of Palestine for the majority Muslim Arabs.
A Double Entandre
This study suggests that the statement made by the Pope at that place and time has some possible prophetic meaning and implications. Specifically as it pertains to Pentecost, it has definite spiritual overtones and of how it mocks the event of what took place on Pentecost and what that event represented since the 1st century in the Upper Room. The issue is about all spiritual authority given to the True Church of Jesus, not Israel or Rome. Pentecost was about a Risen Christ giving His Bride the office to represent King Jesus’ Royal decree, will and purpose and Great Commission to all the nations of the world. This very same Spiritual Authority could last until the end of the Age and precisely end at the point of the Resurrection and Rapture of the Bride by the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
Thus this study strongly suggests that the statement by the Pope is analogous to the Father inviting His Church to His House, on a Hill on Mt. Zion in Glory as it will be the same for the Vatican to have another ‘father’, Papa invite his subjects at Pentecost. It is a double entandre of possible Biblical proportions without reading too much into it. The issue also is overshadowed by the Papal contention to seize spiritual control and authority over the Upper Room in Jerusalem which also contains the area of King David’s Tomb allegedly. Why is this significant? The tomb of the King is a monumental symbol of the Political Authority that King David represents to the Jewish nation. Having these two aspects of authority, both the spiritual and political in one location would give the Pope, the Vatican the legitimacy that it is presently and actively seeking perhaps in anticipation of such an event that is soon to take place.
Once the absence of the True Church has been removed from the Earth, basically the Vatican will seek to fill in this spiritual and political vacuum that the Bible foretells will take place after the Rapture. The following is a prophetic comparison of the Pope’s invitation statement. If by accident, coincidence or design, the timing of the visit of Abbas and Peres on Pentecost at the House of the Father, the ‘Papa’ or Pope in the Vatican on a hill is strikingly unique and parallels the Biblical account of the events from Passover to Pentecost of Jesus Christ’s last days on Earth before His crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection and ascension.
The Pope The GOD Head
Papa, A Father The Father
an invitation Christ sent to invite
to his House to the Mansions in the House of GOD
Vatican, on a hill Zion on a Hill
on Pentecost on Pentecost
wanting the Upper Room in the Upper Room
Abbas and Peres Jew and Gentile
To reiterate, the Vatican is attempting to usurp the Spiritual Authority as well as the Political Authority over Jerusalem, Judean and the uttermost parts of the world. It is evident that this new Pope is flexing his Papal authority over the Middle East and Jerusalem that will play a vital role in the conclusion of the Church Age. In effect the Papacy is now actively preparing for what the Bible prophetically calls the coming False Prophet as some interpret the End of Days scenarios.
His mandate from Hell will be to seek to legitimize his spiritual authority over Jerusalem, Judea and the uttermost parts of the world as a mockery of Jesus’ Great Commission to the True Church. This Papal spiritual authority will aid in the worship of the Beast, the coming political AntiChrist that will ultimately lead the whole world to worship the Dragon, aka Lucifer; this is the plan as layout in the book of Daniel and Revelation of the Bible after the Church has been ‘invited’ in, perhaps even at a Pentecost Feast day.
As it pertains to the possible prophetic overtones to Pentecost, the Bible account states that Christ directed His Disciples to unite and pray in that precise location of the Upper Room in Jerusalem. It was at this precise place and time as well at the bequest of the Father; Jesus to invite His Disciples on Pentecost to bestow ALL Spiritual Authority to the True Church on Earth. This theologically would be called the Body of Christ through which by the enabling inner power of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit Jesus’ work would continue until the Great Commission of the Church would be completed someday, perhaps even at a Pentecost Feast.
Will the meeting amongst the Pope, Abbas and Peres on Pentecost be also a time of transference that will change the spiritual dynamic and political authority on Earth from that time forward? In essence this Pentecost Invitation is nothing more than a mockery of YHVH’s Pentecost and what it represents spiritually. This study is not insinuating that the Rapture will take place during this particular time but it would be a pleasant occurrence and long awaited one.
Why this date of June 8, 2014 is also unique is that it echoes the unification of Jerusalem in 1967 by Israel during the Six Day War. If the Jubilee Year was in fact 1966, then it is the 49th Year since the Jubilee year of 1966. This study is speculating that perhaps then, this Pentecost Summit meeting is in preparation for the coming division of Jerusalem and a reversal of the 1967 borderlines to accommodate East Jerusalem as the capital of the new Palestinian State.
1. 1966-2014 = 49th Year
2. Eve of 49th year in 2015
3. Yom Kippur 2015 = Year of Jubilee proclaimed
4. Year 2015/2016 = Jewish year count of 5776
The Spiritual UPPER ROOM
The parallels of the Pope’s Pentecost Invitation are striking in terms of the symbolism implied in many aspects. In one such aspect, the Pope implied that he has a ‘House’ in the Vatican. What the Vatican has always known that if it is to be the sole Spiritual Authority on Earth, the ‘House’ has to be procured in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount where the True House of YHVH once stood and perhaps is soon to be rebuilt. Furthermore, not only is the Vatican on a hill in Rome as alluding to the Upper Room but in recent months, the Vatican has had an issue of acquiring the spiritual rights of the Upper Room that encompasses King David’s Tomb in Jerusalem. Why now? Why this place and time? To reiterate, the issue is over the spiritual authority of the whole Earth. It is a prophetic timing perhaps that at this time, the Papacy is immerging over the Middle East as the true Christian witness is being eradicated and decimated by the Muslim onslaught. Perhaps it is sensing prophetically that soon it will have the opportunity to step into the spiritual gap that will ensue after the Rapture of the True Church of Christ.
In this case of the Papacy wanting sole spiritual authority over the Upper Room in Jerusalem the issue came to a head that even Prime Minister Netanyahu asked the supreme Sephardic Rabbi to allow the Papacy to assume spiritual authority over the Upper Room and David’s Tomb. Why? It is because of what the Upper Room and the tome represents and what transpired there. It was a high place in the city of Jerusalem. The Upper Room was a sign of power and place of the royals. In ancient times, the poor and lowly, as those of today that live in such levels of cities are easily overrun and indefensible in times of war. Moreover spiritually, it was at the Upper Room that all Spiritual Authority from the Celestial Father was bestowed through GOD the SON on Pentecost as Christ promised to send the Comforter, the Holy Spirit to seal this authority. History can attest to the issue that there is the contention between the False Church and the True Church over this Spiritual Authority on Earth.
The Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries has martyred more Followers of Christ for this Spiritual Authority through their Inquisition that is still on the books and ready to be re-implemented. The Bible speaks of a parlous time to come upon the world in which those that will not give spiritual allegiance to the False Prophet or political allegiance to the AntiChrist will be beheaded; echoes of the coming world Inquisitor during the Tribulation, Muslim style. Presently, it is the True Church of Christ Jesus, the Bride of Christ that was given all Spiritual Authority on Pentecost to carry out the Great Commission. It does so in the Royal power of the Prince of Peace to be exercised over all dominions, nations and powers while on Earth and until the Rapture.
The False Church perhaps is sensing that the Church Age is about to close and the True Church is to be removed. As an anxious tenant wanting to move in due to a vacating, the False Church is eager to claim that very spot from where the true Spiritual Authority was pronounced and given. Perhaps it will be at a coming Pentecost Feast time and place when the True Church will be removed, Rapture in so much as the false church will lay claim to that place in an attempt to legitimize its spiritual authority and political power over the entire world after the Rapture. This is the issue over the Upper Room in Jerusalem by the Papacy.
A Mockery of Pentecost
As stated before, the timing and symbolism of when and where the Papacy, the Palestinians and Jews will meet on June 8, 2014 is prophetic. This will occur on the very celebration of Pentecost in the western tradition. It will be exactly 1 year and 20 days from the prior Pentecost of 2013. This 120 coefficient is perhaps a hidden code to some measure reminiscent of the 120 that were gathered at that first Pentecost to receive all Spiritual Authority and power of the resurrected Jesus Christ that triumphed over Sin, Death and Lucifer.
What is also very peculiar about the Pentecost of 2014 is that it not only falls precisely after 1 year and 20 days or a 120 fractal but it occurs after a sequence of 3 prior Pentecosts (2011, 2012. 2013) in a successive row having occurred in-between a solar and lunar eclipse. This has not happened for hundreds of years in the past nor future according to NASA data. This phenomenon in itself is amazing to consider and its possible prophetic significance.
This study is not to insinuate that the event of June 8, 2014 is to coincide with the Rapture or of the time of the promised celestial ‘Pentecost Invitations’ to go into the Father’s House but it is a striking prophetic allegory. The Papal Pentecost Invitation nonetheless has echoes of how at Passover the LORD promised His Disciples in the very Upper Room of Jerusalem to invite this Bride, His Disciples to His Father’s House. Jesus elaborated that upon His call or ‘invitation’, He would usher them in to the Mansions, at the time of the Blessed Hope.
Thus the Pope’s Pentecost Invitation echoes a type of how the Heavenly Father invited the Disciples to His House. The invitation of the Father is to His Church to enter into His Heavenly Tabernacle, to unite in His Inner Chamber for prayer and fellowship. It is the Heavenly Upper Room, on Mt. Zion. This is foretold to occur at the point of the Resurrection and Rapture of the Church which composed of 2 members as one, the Jew and the Gentile fused as the New Man in Christ, the New creation.
There is the age-old debate of whether the Resurrection and Rapture will be on Pentecost or Rosh HaShana if the Blessed Hope is to occur at a Moedim or Appointed at all. It will be a time of YHVH’s choosing, as it could occur on one of the 7 Feasts of the LORD. The Bible does give enough hidden clues and divine patterns as it pertains to the Rapture type in that it will be connection to a type of harvest. The issue is whether it is the harvest of the Barley or the First Fruits of Wheat at Pentecost that are taken into the House of the LORD. In the 2nd option it is during Pentecost that the 2 loaves with leaven are waived before the LORD by the High Priest.
This is of course of the picture of the Church’s High Priest, Jesus waiving the Jew and Gentile in sin but having atoned for by the very own blood of the High Priest. Or the timing could correspond to the end of the summer when the harvest of the wheat is gathered that corresponds to Rosh HaShana. Again, only on terms of spiritual symbolism, it is interesting that the Pope will taking into his house, the Vatican and be presenting 2 loaves; Abbas and Peres before his Lord as the High Priest of Rome.
The Successor of Peter
Is the Pope the successor to the Apostle Peter? No. There is no Biblical evidence that the Apostle Peter was ever in Rome. It is in fact the case that it was the Apostle Paul that was in Rome and started the church there. This account is recorded in the book of Acts wherein an understanding was reached between the 2 Giant Apostles in terms of Spiritual Authority as it related to the Great Commission. The Apostle Paul would be the Apostle to the Gentiles and headed west while the Apostle Peter was going to be the Apostle to the Jews and headed east. Thus in one of the Epistles that Peter writes, he even references and greets those in Babylon that he had per chance at one time either started a church there, ministered or visited on occasion.
Apostle means the messenger or sent one, as in angel too. In plain definition, Catholicism means ‘universal’ as implying the whole. This connotation when applied to the Body of Christ can infer to the totality of Christendom with all its facets and flavors of the spectrum, true and apostate. The adjective word, ‘Roman’ is a peculiar inference to having this corporate body be influenced, sanctioned and ruled by the political office of the Caesar. The Roman Caesar was both Dictator and Papa. He was both the head of all political authority but also all spiritual authority of the empire.
This office became eclipsed by the bishop of Rome that during the time of the Church Age of Pergamum, the church in a spiritual sense merged with the Roman state or the state merged with the Church as the Roman Empire crumpled from within. Realizing this inevitable misfortune, the office of Caesar abdicated and sought to rule and reign through its spiritual office of the Papacy. Thus in essence, the Pope, el Papa, the ‘Father’ is the defacto political Caesar of the Roman Empire that to this day is alive and well. It is still part of what makes up Nebuchadnezzar’s stature that the Prophet Daniel interpreted to mean that such world empires and kingdoms would be in place until the 2nd Coming of the Stone that will come from Heaven to smash such world empires.
Precisely this last Kingdom will morph out of the 2 legs that have constituted the Western and Eastern Roman Empires throughout history. Both have lasted more than the other world kingdoms and extend into a 10 toe confederation that in turn will last but a short while in comparison to the rest of the empires. In one sense, this represented statue of world empires is also a prophetic clock of a time piece that reveals when Messiah is to come the 2nd time. It will be during the confederation of the 10 toe world empire. If the statue of Nebuchadnezzar is exacting to match the proportions of the human body, then mathematically the delineations of each kingdom corresponding to a particular section of the body can be determined as coefficient of years.
Now whether the morphing of the eastern and western branches of the Kingdom of Rome become the 10 Toe confederation that will rule the last rendition of the New World Order remains to be seen. Some speculate that it will be a 10 regional and geographical division of the world, perhaps. Other speculates more of the traditional notion over the years that it will specifically be centered on the geographical location of the actual Roman Empire that included Europe and North Africa.
Still others in recent years have asserted that it is this precise delineation of a northern and southern flank that will constitute at some point in time a merging of the Catholic and Islamic faiths in that in some way and how the Pope will be instrumental in winning the hearts and minds of the Muslims to have a Chrislam form of world relation during the Tribulation period in so much as the Pope will be the False Prophet. This assertion goes hand in hand in how the False Prophet will condition the masses to follow the coming political AntiChrist that Israel will accept as their long awaited Messiah. This is how some interpret end time scenarios based on Scripture.
To reiterate, the Roman rulers eclipsed their political offices with the religious office. This was not hard to do as it was common practice that since the ancient times of the Roma, as in other civilizations, the ruling monarchs were also the sole custodians and officiates of the spiritual and religious orders. This is seen in the practices of the Pharaohs right up to the Caesars, and the Czars, Kaiser which is the same word for Caesar right down to even the Queen of England as the head of the state and Religion. In essence, the Pope which means ‘father’ is the defacto Caesar of Rome. This office of the Papacy of the House on the Hill, called Vatican is the continuation of the Roman Kingdom that the LORD revealed to the Prophet Daniel that would be in power over the world at the 1st coming of Christ and at the 2nd coming of Christ.
The Vatican in Rome is set on a hill and was a pagan religious place of blood sacrifices even before the Romans came. It later became a Circus Maximus, circus meaning a circle or ring in which chariot races or gladiator fights occurred. It is like in a rink in the modern sense patterned after such a spectacle that in the 1st century involved blood sports and the execution of Christians as Enemies of the State for a blood sport. It was on this hill that Nero sentenced the Apostle Paul to his death by a public beheading as it is held in tradition that occurred.
Astronomically, it has been thoroughly researched that the Vatican layout is a star map or gate configuration with the complex depicting a key that incorporates the Basilica, which means ‘throne’, the nave, and the Castel Sant’ Angelo or the Castle of the Angels still others would see as the ‘stronghold of the Fallen Angel’. Perhaps it is alluding to the stronghold of where the Fallen Angels that it is paying homage came from that are spoke about in Genesis 6 and the Book of Enoch. There is an obelisk in front of the Basilica oval that was brought from Egypt. At the top it is told that the actual piece of the Cross of Christ is fashioned but highly unlikely. In essence it is depicting a sexual union; it has nothing to do with Christ or Christianity nor the Church. The Obelisk is functioning as a phallus as the oval is the womb that draws from its regenerative powers of sexual energies and procreation.
The oval demarks the stations of the solstices and equinoxes as the nave is aligned to the Pleiades. This celestial pattern is also exactly configured in London and the District of Columbia. Like the Vatican, such a similar configuration and alignment is seen in the District of Columbia is to Sirius and even the ancient City of the God’s Avenue of the Dead in Mexico mirrors this Vatican alignment to the Pleiades. All three have the same star map celestial key configuration, perhaps to a star gate or portal of divine power funneled through such a vortex within the spiritual realm opens up to these ‘strongholds’ of the Fallen Angels. These 3 powers attempt to counter weight the Spiritual Authority of the True Church of Jesus on Earth. Such false institutions have been used as the ‘Gates of Hell’ to assault the true economy and authority of the living Body of Christ, i.e., the Church on Earth.
1. London – Financial
2. District of Columbia – Political
3. Roma – Spiritual
It was very strategic to have chosen a Latin American to be the next Pope or ‘Father’ of the Roman Empire as it was due by the mere numbers and demographics in the world. Mexico and Brazil alone constitute the largest populations of Catholics in the world. As the phenomena is also true with Evangelical Christianity, it has been in the 3rd world primarily that the explosion of the Gospel has occurred as the churches in the once strongholds of Europe and America are closing down and/or become converted into Islamic mosques.
A Prophetic Turnover?
To reiterate, the invitation by the Roman Pope to Abbas and Peres to unite and go into ‘my House’ on the hill of the Vatican for fellowship and prayer on Pentecost echoes that of the Heavenly Father inviting His True Church into His House on a Hill in Heaven, in the celestial courts of Zion. This would make good on the Promise of GOD the SON on Passover at the Upper Room in Jerusalem of inviting His Disciples, the First Fruit of the Harvest of Pentecost as He Himself was the First Fruit of the harvest at Passover to unite, fellowship and pray perhaps at a Pentecost season. Wouldn’t it be magnificent if the Rapture did actually take place during that time? What a statement that would make and affect it would have on both the Jew and Gentile as the Bride of Christ gets the Pentecostal Invitation by the Father to go into the Upper Room as it was at the 1st Pentecost directly related to the Church; on the very birth-day of the Church that occurred in Upper Room in Jerusalem.
Why such a big deal about Pentecost and the Upper Room? When the Rapture takes place, there will be a vacuum so huge that the Vatican is positioning itself now to l be the sole and ultimate Spiritual Authority on Earth thereafter. This is why there is such a contention over this very same spot on Earth of the Upper Room in Jerusalem and what Pentecost signifies. It is about the issue of who ultimately has Spiritual Authority on Earth. Such Spiritual Authority and Great Commission has not been bestowed on the Vatican that claims sole ownership and proprietor of such a title of Vicar of Christ, as in that it is ‘Christ’ on Earth. The Spiritual Authority has neither been given to the political nation of Israel.
Satanic Celestial Alignment
Astronomically the alignment at the Vatican precisely during the Pentecost celebration will see the rise of Procyon in line with HaSatan in Perseus as Mercury is dead center next to the Silver Gate. This is not a good omen as Procyon is identified with Sirius is being the Queen of Heaven that the Catholic Church venerates as co-Redeemer with Jesus and immaculately conceived as Christ and ascended as Jesus, basically a Christ in her own right. HaSatan is referred to as the Eye of Lucifer in the face of Medusa that is cut off by Perseus. It is perhaps a depiction of what is rising and to come and that this even is of Satan’s orchestrating. In the Greek, Procyon means ‘Before the Dog’ as in Sirius; of the 2 hound circling Orion associated with god Marduk. It is Al Shira in Arabic meaning the ‘Syrian Sign’ so there could finally be a very big even dealing with the Syrian civil war. This sign on Pentecost echoes the depiction of Jesus on the Cross as stated in Scripture in Psalm 22.These are a clear depiction of Jesus being identified as Orion, at least astronomically.
‘Many bulls (Taurus) surrounded me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me… Dogs have surrounded (Procyon and Sirius) me, a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet.’
The emblem of the Papacy is the 2 Keys, a Silver and Gold Key in which the Vatican complex is layout out. IN essence, the Vatican/Papacy is claiming all Spiritual Authority of the Universe in-between these 2 star-gates. Mercury is the god of financial gain, of medicine as in the Caduceus and has inferences to Baphomet, the goat-god Pan. Mercury is the Messenger of the ‘god’ as in this case the Pope is the ‘angel’ or messenger to be between the Palestinians and the Jews for perhaps a coming confirmation of a Covenant of Peace that will be initiated between the two in a division of Israel land and capital Jerusalem.
As it is now by divine Royal decree, the highest Spiritual Authority of King rests and is bestowed in the True Church, the Body of Christ while on Earth. It is the true ‘catholic’ church as in universal that is spiritual. Ultimately all spiritual and political authority emanates from the LORD and the Holy Spirit and the Righteous King of Glory. Once the Testimony, the Lampstand of the light and salt of the True Church is removed by King, perhaps it will be the time when the Vatican will usurp the very geographic location of the Upper Room in symbolism of what it represents. It will be a huge victory for the False Prophet as the place of Pentecost has ultimately been obtained to spiritually secure the sole and ultimate spiritual authority on Earth after the Rapture takes place.
At that time the True Church of Jesus Christ will be safe at last in the Pavilions and House of the Father having responded to the invitation, to ‘Come up here’ to be in the presence of Glory forever more. This is the promise Jesus Christ as the Groom to His Bride during the Last Supper; that one day perhaps at a Pentecost He would call for her because the House was made ready, moreover, the Bride had made herself ready.
The Pentecostal Invitation to enter the LORD’s House on His Holy Hill still stands and the door is still open to all those that will come and respond to the personal invitation of Jesus Christ to come in before He shuts the door spiritually speaking He did to the Ark of Noah. Why this is imperative is because the Bible states that a coming Wrath of GOD will be forthcoming thereafter. This Pentecostal Age of the Church that has lasted for over 1980 years is closing fairly soon if what the indicators in the world are pointing towards, perhaps even at Pentecost or sometime yet to be understood and anticipated.
Pastor Mark Biltz is a Messianic pastor that discovered the tetrad of blood moons with the relationship to the feast of Passover and Sukkot. We are in the mist of this tetrad that is taking place between the year 2014 and again in 2015.
The understanding of the seven Jewish Feasts and their relationship to Jesus is essential to understanding prophecy and the redemptive plan of humanity. Biltz guides you as you meander from the start on Egypt at Passover to the time of Jesus in a way that is masterful and to the point. He leaves no detail uncovered and the New Testament Gospels come to live as fulfillment of the Feasts.
The video ends at the Feast of Shavuot or Pentecost as these are the already fulfilled Feasts and will continue with further videos in the coming weeks. I am looking forward to these videos of the three remaining Feasts that will be fulfilled prior to the millennium start.
Thanks to BG Ellis for the link.
The purpose of this post is to post the article that appeared in the June issue of Prophecy in the News written by Mr. Gary Stearman.
The title of the article is Pentecost festival of Mystery.
A few post back I posted an article written by the late Zola Levitt about Pentecost and in the introduction to that article I gave some of my thoughts about it.
As the article states there are many things pointing to these times as the time of the Resurrection and the Rapture. The Antichrist is here although not yet revealed to the world, the same as the False Prophet. the tetrad of blood moons started in April 14, 2014 and will end on September 28 2015 with a super moon visible from Jerusalem. And all the other signs that point to the major conflicts that are listed as coming in the prophetic books of the Bible.
We have four days left for this date (June 8 Sunday) to arrive, how will you use them to reach those who do not know Jesus yet?
In this good video presentation Gary Stearman goes in the defense of Prophecy in the News and the prophetic subjects he has dealt with. I agree with his statement of believes and concur with his views of interpretation and materials presented. This ministry is at the leading edge of Bible Prophecy interpretation and divulging.
The problem with the material they present is that it shakes the foundations of a placid and nonchalant Christianity that is ignorant of the enormously perilous times ahead.
The world of supernatural demonic forces is about to make full entrance into the world and form a reality that is frightening. Wake up world and specially wake up church, horrible times are coming.
The June issue of Zola Levitt letters brings a very good and timely article on page 6 and 7. It deals with the fulfillment of the Spring Feasts of the Lord and their proper date for celebration.
In the article it explains how those who want to deny the Messiah Jesus have altered the day of celebration to obscure the New Testament historical reference to a Sunday resurrection. The link below takes you to the news letter and the article starts on page 6.
below is a link to another article by Neil Lipkin a Messianic Jew on his thoughts on the Rapture occurring this year on the feast of Pentecost.
In his article he gives his thoughts on the events that will bring about the Tribulation and how it will play out. It is a well thought theory.
My opinion of his view differs in that I believe that the concept of peace and safety during the first half of the Tribulation is erroneous interpretation. There is no way that after the first four seals of the book of Revelation are opened and they kill one fourth of humanity (1,792,386,350 million people) that you can call that peace. This happens at the very beginning of the seven year period and the following events get worse and worse.
Because the tetrad of blood moons is a very important sign I agree that it is announcing the Rapture and the Tribulation, but it covers two years 2014 and 2015 so the events could be shifted to next year without problem. After next year it would be hard press to say that the tetrad was a sign for these events.
Neil Lipken (25 May 2014)
“MY BEST THEORY ON HOW THE TIME PERIOD OF THE 2014 AND 2015 LUNAR ECLIPSES ON PASSOVER AND TABERNACLES WILL PLAY OUT.“
Genesis 1:14 “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for SIGNS, and for seasons, and for days and years…..’ “
Luke 21:25 “And there will be signs in sun and MOON and stars……” This scripture is about these End Times in which we are living (since Israel returned as a nation in 1948).
In 1492 Columbus sailed for the New World, and in the centuries to come Jews would flee European persecution for freedom in the New World. In 1493 and 1494 lunar eclipses happened on Passover and Tabernacles both years. In 1948 Israel returned as a free, independent nation for the first time in 2669 years since 721 BC. In 1949 and 1950 lunar eclipses happened on Passover and Tabernacles both years. At Passover of 1967 a lunar eclipse occurred, and on June 7, 1967 Israel captured the true “City of David”, East Jerusalem, in the Six Day War. Later that year at Tabernacles a lunar eclipse occurred, and lunar eclipses happened at Passover and Tabernacles of 1968. Please note that each of these events were GOOD events for the Jewish people and Israel———Freedom from persecution, Israel becomes a state, Israel captures its true, eternal capitol, East Jerusalem.
Just once in the 21st century will these Passover / Tabernacles / Passover / Tabernacles lunar eclipses occur—— 2014 and 2015 ——and these eclipses on Jewish feast dates like this will not occur again for 500 years!
The 2014 and 2015 lunar eclipses will again mark a GOOD event for the Jewish people and Israel, but what will that GOOD event be? There are only two GOOD events remaining for the Jewish people and Israel in these End Times——-the building of the Third Temple and the Second Coming of Israel’s long-rejected Messiah, Who is Christ. The 2014 and 2015 lunar eclipses cannot mark the Second Coming as that is a minimum of 7 years from now as the 7 year Tribulation Period has not yet begun. So that leaves just one GOOD event that these eclipses could be associated with, the building of the Third Temple! And when you think about it, is that not the proper order of things? Freedom from persecution, Israel becomes a state, Israel captures East Jerusalem, and NOW in proper order Israel builds the Third Temple! All very GOOD events!
The first lunar eclipse has already occurred back in April of 2014 at Passover. Three eclipses now remain, later this year at Tabernacles, and then at Passover and Tabernacles of 2015. So, how will Third Temple construction begin within this time frame?
I have a theory, but what I believe is a very good theory. I will lay it out here, but remember that it for the moment is just a theory! Time will tell whether it bears out to be true.
But first a little more introductory material. Jesus died on Passover in the first century, rose on the Feast of First Fruits (Easter), and the Holy Spirit descended on Pentecost. His blood sacrifice fulfilled Passover, and his body sacrifice fulfilled the Feast of Unleavened Bread (the seven days after the one day Passover feast). In just 53 days from Jesus going to the cross till Pentecost, four Old Testament Jewish spring time feasts were fulfilled by New Testament events. There are two Old Testament Jewish fall feasts that will be fulfilled by end time New Testament events. Many believe that the Rapture will fulfill the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), and the Second Coming will fulfill the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), with each of these end time events happening at the fall Jewish feasts just like the First Coming events happened at the spring Jewish feasts.
But for the Rapture there are actually two possibilities. The Rapture may fulfill the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), but there is another possibility. In Matthew 24:31 Jesus sends forth his angels with a GREAT TRUMPET, and they gather together his elect from one end of heaven to the other to return with Him at the Second Coming. This may happen at Rosh Hashanah (the Feast of Trumpets) and fulfill this Jewish Feast, and then ten days later the Second Coming fulfills the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). This would be most interesting in that the four spring Jewish feasts were all fulfilled in a 53 day time period, and the two fall Jewish feasts would be fulfilled in a 10 day time period. This would “free up” the Rapture to occur virtually anytime during the year it occurs, and follow the “sudden destruction” event, which throughout scripture in the Old and New Testaments the Rapture must be associated with. Remember that the coming of the Son of Man is JUST LIKE the days of Noah, and in Noah’s day there were no Jewish people yet and and the Jewish feasts were yet to be given by God. So the Rapture could indeed be “free” of the Jewish feasts.
SO, HERE IS MY THEORY, BUT REMEMBER THAT RIGHT NOW IT IS JUST A THEORY, BUT I MUST SAY A MOST INTERESTING THEORY!
Let’s say that the lunar eclipse pattern of 1967 and 1968 holds true this time around. Remember that in April of 1967 the first eclipse happened at Passover, and then on June 7th of 1967 Israel captured East Jerusalem. In April of 2014 at Passover the first lunar eclipse occurred. And this year too in early June a BIG event happens. It just so happens that June 4th of this year (2014) is Pentecost. Remember that the Church Age began at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended (Acts 2). So, let’s say in theory that the Ukrainian situation explodes in early June of this year, or perhaps that Israel finally must move against the Iranian nuclear facilities in early June (or it will be too late to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons). Or perhaps both occur and the “sudden destruction” event is underway. THE RAPTURE HAPPENS around Pentecost, and the Church Age ends around Pentecost just as it began at Pentecost! In the future this “sudden destruction” event associated with the Rapture will likely come to be known as WW III. Immediately after the Rapture the antichrist arrives on the global scene, and he spends the summer of 2014 pulling together the “sudden destruction” mess that is upon the world. When Israel attacks Iran, Iran will likely release its proxies (Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and even the Palestinians) to fight Israel. Saudi Arabia and Jordan will likely come in on Israel’s side to fight Iran. If Ukraine explodes, Russia will be engaged with the European Union and the U.S. Iran and Russia might very well lob some missiles into the U.S. Many Rapture dreams have detailed missiles coming into the U.S. at almost virtually the same time that the Rapture is occurring, with believers in Christ rising in the air to meet the Lord, and looking down to see explosions in numerous American cities. In Revelation 6:2 the antichrist on a white horse goes out “conquering, and to conquer”. The antichrist in the summer of 2014 using satanic power pulls the “sudden destruction” mess together, demands finally “world peace”, and gains the trust of the nations including Israel and the Palestinians.
Then, at Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) in the fall of 2014 the antichrist makes the Daniel 9:27 covenant with Israel, the Palestinians, and many other nations. The Palestinians get their state, and Israel gets the right to build the Third Temple. The 7 year Tribulation Period officially begins, yet the only people who will know this will be those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior AFTER the Rapture, which occurred back in June of 2014. The remainder of the world will be deceived by the antichrist, as he makes promises to finally bring peace to the world, and better times ahead. America will have been devastated by the “sudden destruction” event, as will many other places in the world. At first it will be voluntary to follow the guidance of the antichrist, but in a short time all will have to tow the line to follow the New World Order under his leadership. Those who resist will be placed in FEMA camps around the U.S, and as time goes by many of those will be tortured and killed (many by beheading—-Rev. 20:4).
The power base of the antichrist will be the European Union, and he will take his place at the head of its government. But in the months to come (the late fall of 2014 and the winter of 2014-15), Iran is feeling the sting of its defeat to Israel, and Iran plots with Russia to attack Israel. Then in the spring of 2015 at Passover, Iran with Russia and the other nations outlined in Ezekiel 38 and 39 attack Israel and the “Russian invasion of Israel” is underway. Take a very close look at Jeremiah 16:14 & 15. These two verses tell us that in the future the celebration of Passover will change from “coming out of the land of Egypt” to “coming out of the land of the north”. This is why I have always believed that the Russian invasion of Israel will occur at Passover time, and when God intervenes and Russia and her allies are defeated, Jews will pour out of Russia (the land of the north) and come home to Israel. The Russian invasion of Israel MUST occur when Israel is dwelling securely (see Ezekiel 38:8, 11, & 14), and the only time from 1948 till the Second Coming that Israel is dwelling “securely” is during the false peace granted by the antichrist during the first half of the 7 year Tribulation Period. So, Russia and her allies attack Israel at Passover of 2015 (and there is a lunar eclipse at that time!), and God Himself intervenes and the attacking force is defeated.
With Israel jubilant in her victory, and the antichrist providing a false peace (Israel thinks it is the real peace as she is deceived and looks to the antichrist as her political deliverer), Third Temple construction gets underway in earnest in the late spring and summer of 2015. And so Temple construction is underway, and in the fall of 2015 at the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles the last lunar eclipse occurs!
NOW THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS MY BEST THEORY ON HOW THE TIME INTERVAL OF THE FOUR LUNAR ECLIPSES OF 2014 AND 2015 WILL PLAY OUT! I BELIEVE STRONGLY THAT THESE FOUR LUNAR ECLIPSES WILL MARK THE ONLY REMAINING GOOD EVENT FOR ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE BEFORE THE SECOND COMING, THAT IS THE BUILDING OF THE THIRD TEMPLE!
A lot of things are dependent on the Sabbath years or Shemittah and its importance has been made more obvious by pastor Jonathan Cahn the author of the Harbinger. His presentations on the Shemittah and how important they are today are extraordinary. In his lectures he identifies the year 2001, 2008 and 2015 as being Sabbath years. This very important fact is corroborated by J.R. Church in his book: Daniel Reveals the Blood Line of the Antichrist. At the end of the book starting on page 267 to page 330 he has a Chart of Six Millennia.
This chart is worth by itself the buying of the book. It lists many important historical facts but it starts with Adam listing the Sabbatical and Jubilee years listing in red those that are questionable and derived from the book of Jubilee. It covers the present and projects to the future year 2241. On page 328 of the book he starts the second column of dates with the year 1994/95J, indicating it as a Jubilee. He shows 1993/94S and lists the following as Sabbatical years 2000/2001S , 2007/2008S , 2014/2015S and 2021/22S. The book lists the next Jubilee year as 2043/44J. If you take your calculator or by hand you will see that the Jubilee cycles are 49 years not 50 years. Each Jubilee year is the first year also of the next Sabbatical year as well as the first year of the next Jubilee year.
This count agrees with the dates given by Jonathan Cahn in his Shemittah series presentations. He also comes to the conclusion that in Rosh Hashanah of 2015 it could be, not 100% sure, the collapse of the world economy. There is also a partial solar eclipse on that date.
The Shemittah year 2014/15 falls in the mist of the tetrad of lunar eclipses discovered by pastor Mark Biltz.
The following graph is from the Torah calendar site and it lists this year also as a Shemittah year and the 120th Jubilee year since creation and the year 6,000. Here they count the cycles as 50 years.
This is my personal opinion to all of the above.
The Millennium is definitively starting on a Jubilee year and if the Tribulation starts after a Sabbatical year then on Rosh Hashanah 2015 the Tribulation should start. The Millenium on 2022/23.
For the Rapture it could be any time from here til 2015 before the Tribulation. June 8, 2014 Pentecost sounds good to me and it is my next watch.
May 1, 2014 Prophecy conference interview with Bill Salus, Gary Stearman, host Jack Hibbs Part 1-Part 2
Very interesting interview with four knowledgeable Bible prophecy scholars. The questions and answers are important for the proper interpretation of prophecy and the times we live in.
There are so many prophetically predicted events happening in our world that the people who care for the prophetic Word are left amazed of the things we see and how God is choreographing the whole flow of History to fulfill His prophetic Word 100 %.
Three very important things were discussed in both parts that I think are interrelated one to the other. The book of Revelation, the Blood Moons and the prophecy of Daniel 9 of the seventy weeks.
Daniel 9 is a prophecy that spans the time of the first coming and the second coming as well as the complete restoration of the Nation of Israel as the head of the Nations of the world and God’s people. The first 69 weeks of years were fulfilled to the day with the crucifixion of Jesus. At that point a gap is introduced that leaves one week of years for the future. This week is the Apocalypse to be as yet fulfilled.
The tetrad of blood moons can be linked to the Book of Daniel 9 by the fact that the blood moons fall in Passover- Sukkot 2014 and Passover- Sukkot 2015. These two festivals of Passover and Sukkot each have the potential of being the start of the Tribulation. One has passed three are coming. See article linked below.
Barrabas and the Lord a choice to make by the crowds. In choosing the wrong one they made the right choice for our redemption.
The irony is that Jesus took this vile murderer’s place at the cross and died for his sins. What a type of lesson for all of us who think we are better than Barrabas in comparison. Do we deserve the cross for the payment of our sins, yes we do. Our sins offend a Holy God as much as Barraba’s did. Thank heaven for His love and mercy.
In my previous post I mentioned about the mystery of the Shemitah video on the Prophecy Conference in Orlando Florida on March 28-29-30 of 2014 where Jonathan Chan gave a very powerful and convincing explanation of the law of the Shemitah given by God and its enforcement in the USA.
My question is why is God enforcing this law given to Israel to the USA. That he is is plain to see from his presentation. This question can also be asked of the Harbingers that were manifested with 9/11.
Is God alerting the church and the 6,000,000 million Jews living here or is he applying judgment to the world starting in the dominant power or all of the above and many more?
THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH I Part 2
THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH I Part 3
THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH II Part 1
THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH II Part 2
THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH II Part 3
THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH II Part 4
All the above video are from 2012 and before the video at the conference is the last he has made till that point. He may update the you tube videos bout the subject with the new information.