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Dec 30, 2009 America is Mistery Babylon

C.W. (30 Dec 2009)

(posted by Tickford on R.I.T.A.)
This is the BEST, MOST CONCISE, explanation of the U.S. as
the New Testament Babylon I could imagine!!!

Written by twelvebooks

December 31, 2009 at 1:27 am

Dec 30, 2009 Rapture before the Tribulation

To all of you who have left comments about the pre-tribulation rapture this article by FM Riley will explain the position of rapture before tribulation very clearly.


F.M. Riley (29 Dec 2009)
“The Two Hours”

The “Two Hours” of the Tribulation

By Pastor F. M. Riley

December 22, 2009

“Because thou hast kept the Word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth,” Revelation 3:10.

“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Saying with a loud voice,  Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters,”  Revelation 14:6-7.


What are these two “hours” mentioned in these two passages in Revelation? In particular, what is “the hour of temptation” the Lord promised His church and people that He would “keep thee from” in Revelation 3:10? It appears to me as a born-again child of God that the context itself is entirely sufficient to convey the meaning of the term in each passage.  But oh no!  This is not sufficient for some. So…..

In this study we will examine both of these Scripture texts in the light of God’s Word, exactly as the inspired Word instructs God’s people to do, 1 Thessalonians 5:21. Join us for an enlightening study.

The Darkest Hours

I am sure that most of our readers have at some time heard the statement, “The darkest hours of the night are just before the dawning of the day.” The origin of this saying is lost in antiquity, for it has been repeated by mankind for thousands of years and passed on from one generation to another.  Nearly any adult understands the meaning of it, whether using the saying figuratively during a time of severe trouble and trial, or whether using the term literally in reference to the hours of the night just before dawn.  Some simply refer to the saying as “an old wives tale,” and dismiss it without ever giving it a second thought.  But is there an element of truth to this saying which has been repeated over and over for so many thousands of years by every people on earth?  Is there…??

The Space Age to the Rescue

In 1957 the very first man made satellite to orbit the earth was placed into space by Soviet Russia.  That first satellite was name “Sputnik 1” and was heard by millions of people on earth through the medium of radio and TV as it emitted a steady little “beep, beep, beep” as it circled the earth.

Since that time the space programs of the nations have mushroomed, so that today there are hundreds of satellites in space [right along with some 6,000 pieces of junk]. It is a fact that through the use of these satellites in space, mankind on the earth has been able to photograph and map every square inch of the earth’s surface.  In the literal millions of photographs that have been taken by these satellites, it is needless to say that the rising and setting of the Sun at nearly every point on the earth has been photographed thousands of times from every possible angle.  This can easily be documented by any reader who wants to check out that portion of the NASA photographic library which is open to the public.  Well guess what…?

Positive Verification

The thousands of photographs taken of the rising and setting of the Sun on the surface of the earth clearly reveal a band of darkness encircling the entire earth right before the rising of the Sun at dawn, and right after the setting of the Sun at twilight.  At that position or location on the earth where the Sun is rising at a given time, the band of darkness is extremely dark just ahead of the dawn.  So it really is true that “The darkest hours of the night are just before the dawning of the day.” The Space Age has proven that this saying passed down from ancient times IS NOT just “an old wives tale,” but is indeed actually and literally TRUE.

Okay, it is true!  But what has this truth got to do with the “two hours” set forth in our Scripture texts?  Oh, I’m so glad you asked…..

The Width of the Band of Darkness

The thickness or width of this band of darkness that precedes the dawning of the day is approximately two hours thick.  In other words, if it was somehow possible to stop this band of darkness from advancing across the surface of the earth, and then have a vehicle of some kind which could be driven from one side of the band to the other side of the band at the same speed at which the band normally moves, it would take approximately TWO HOURS to make the trip.  Another simple way of stating this is that the last two hours of the night are the darkest hours of the night.  Glory!  Is it just coincidence that this band of darkness is two hours thick or wide?  Not at all!

Declaration of the Heavens

The inspired Psalmist wrote long ago, “The heavens declare [present tense; are declaring] the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork.  Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard,” Psalm 19:1-3. Glory to God!  Praise the Lord!  Hallelujah!  Folks, Almighty God planned for there to be two hours of darkness just preceding the dawning of the day.  Why?  To complement and verify His Word!

The Seven Year – Two Hour – Tribulation

In Revelation 3:10 the Lord promised His church and all New Testament believers that He will keep us from the hour of temptation” [peirasmos].  Then in Revelation 14:6-7, at the middle of the Tribulation, the Lord sends an angel flying through “…the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,  Saying with a loud voice,  Fear God, and give glory to Him;  For the hour of His judgment is come…”

What we learn from these two statements is that the entire seven year Tribulation period, from one viewpoint of the Lord Himself, is divided into two hours.  The first half of the Tribulation is “the hour of temptation” [peirasmos].  The second half of the Tribulation is “the hour of His judgment.” These two hours are the darkest hours of this world’s night; the two darkest hours in human history [Matthew 24:21], just preceding the dawning of “the day of God,” 2 Peter 3:12. Glory!  Hallelujah!  Praise the Lord!   How great and awesome is our God!  Glory to God!

Now I want to illustrate this truth for our readers…..

The Seven Year Tribulation Period

“the hour of temptation”                         “the hour of His judgment”


1,260 days                                            1,260 days = 42 months

3 ½ years                                                         3 ½ years

In this illustration the seven year Tribulation period is laid out exactly according to what the Scriptures literally state and teach.  So it is an absolute Scriptural truth that “the hour of temptation” is indeed referring to the first half of the Tribulation period.

The Spiritual Significance for True Believers

It is then obvious that since “the hour of temptation” [peirasmos] precedes the “hour of His judgment,” and the Lord promised New Testament believers that He would keep us “from the hour of temptation,” then no true believer in this present dispensation is going to enter ANY PART of the seven year Tribulation.  No part of it!  Not one minute of it!  None!  PERIOD!  There will be a Pre-tribulation rapture of God’s people, whether it fits some folks “theology” or not.  Glory to God!  Thank you Lord Jesus!

What are YOU “looking for”?

In view of the times in which we believers are living today, what could possibly lift the spirits and encourage the hearts of true believers more than the “blessed hope” of the Pre-tribulation rapture of God’s people to glory?  Well…??

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,  Teaching us [true believers] that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world:  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;  Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.  These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.  Let no man despise thee,” Titus 2:11-15.


Folks, we New Testament believers today are living in the very “time frame” of our Lord’s coming to resurrect and rapture His people to glory, just as He promised in Revelation 3:10 and many other Scriptures.  Do not allow anyone to “steal” your “blessed hope.” Dates may come and go, but just keep on faithfully watching, praying, witnessing, warning, and seeking to share Christ with the lost.  Every one of us who are true believers are very soon going to be standing face to face with our Lord.  I don’t want to have to look my Savior in the face and confess in shame and sorrow that I just didn’t believe His Word and therefore made Him out to be a liar.  And I don’t want any reader to have to do so either.  Never give up your “blessed hope” for any man’s corrupt  “theology.”  Our Lord is coming soon!

Because thou hast kept the Word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon  the earth.

Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown,”  Revelation 3:10-11.

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RELATED READING…..For those readers who want to study this subject in a little more depth, I would recommend my studies, The Pre-Tribulation Rapture and Peirasmos. These studies will be sent to any reader upon request.

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NOTICE:     Permission is granted to any true believer or Bible believing Christian ministry to reproduce this study to share with others, or to quote from it in context as written.

Please address all comments, questions, or correspondence to:  Pastor F. M. Riley, Last Call Gospel Ministry, 184 County Road 108, Harrisburg, Missouri 65256.

I can also be contacted by email at:

Written by twelvebooks

December 31, 2009 at 12:58 am

Posted in Bible

Dec 30, 2009 Errata for Parts 1 & 2 of my previous posts

Dec 30, 2009 Errata for Parts 1 & 2 of my previous posts

John and doves, I have posted two articles about circular lines drawn as a compass draws a circle with the vertex at temple mount in Jerusalem and that the line with lines of different units gave the numbers 666 and 793 connecting Obama(gematria 793) to the 666 and that my house was bisected by this circular line. Well the mathematical equations were based on

Latitude 1           Longitude 1

31:14 N               35:46 E

which I got from the book Temple at the Center of Time on page 220 of the book and which I used in the article below. Without these coordinates I would have not noticed the relationship between 5,793 nm and 6,666 sm and that the line bisects the USA. Well these coordinates from the book have a small mistake in the minutes numbers.

The true coordinates I got last night from Google Earth after a friend of mine another engineer who lives about six miles from my house put his house coordinates in the NOAA converter and he got the same number for the radius as I did, so his house is on the same circular line as mine with the origin in temple mount.

Latitude 1           Longitude 1

31:46:43.18 N               35:14:7.34 E

The minutes were inverted so the result was that the circular line that crosses both our houses is about 40+ miles short from the true lines due to the fact that the vertices of the circles are a little different. It is my opinion that the minutes got switched by the author unknowingly when he wrote the article, and that all the numbers in his book are based on the true coordinates. I intend to look using Google at some of his conclusions of distances to verify his book conclusions further.

The general conditions of my first article will not vary with these small variations but the most precise observations are not valid.

Yours in Jesus Christ


Written by twelvebooks

December 31, 2009 at 12:42 am