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Mercer (26 May 2010) “We are NOT..NOT….NOT in the Tribulation…yet. A Study of His Word”

This is a very good brief study of the book of Revelation by Mercer.


Mercer (26 May 2010)
We are NOT..NOT….NOT in the Tribulation…yet. A Study of His Word

Dear Doves,
Please read this whole heartfelt letter to all.
I totally respect each one who, after careful study, have concluded we entered the tribulation in 2008. I too loved Mark Biltz solar and lunar findings. But 2 years ago he distanced himself from people reading too much into what he was saying. See here; Now, I do think these eclipses mean something as does the tetrade but as to what we have not been able to glean.
Did Obama give a “occult” speech in Germany in 2008? Yes
Is he the Aniti christ? Who knows…..but he sure is paving the way isn’t he?
Did the stock market go down a prophetic 777.68 ? Yes.
Are earthquakes, volcano’s, and a multitude of calamities happening? You bet. Does that Oil from the leak look like blood? Yup..looked liked blood to me. but we are not in the tribulation……YET
Is there a “Perfect Storm” in the world ready to push it over the edge? Yes, at any moment.
Our Heavenly Father is so gracious to those of us watching and yearning for Him. All of the above are forwarnings. He’s telling you that you are right…He’s coming. Hold on. Look Up. Pray. Repent. Share Him with everyone you can…..He is trying to put urgency in our hearts to tell people the Good News of Jesus. But we are not in the tribulation ….YET
I reread Revelation last night. This is what I saw……PLEASE GET YOUR BIBLES OUT AND FOLLOW ALONG. It is very important you do have it opened to follow along.
Chapter 1 starts with John getting the testimony of Jeusus and telling us we get a special blessing for reading, hearing and “keeping” the things written. (vs 1-3) Why would there be a special blessing? It’s the only place we are told we get one. Why? INMHO, one reason is because it keeps the end time believer on the correct timetable as to how events unfold.
Also in Chapter 1 John sees the 7 Lampstands (Churches)….Do you see the Church is in Heaven?
12Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw(AI) seven golden lampstands, 13and in the midst of the lampstands(AJ) one like(AK) a son of man,(AL) clothed with a long robe and(AM) with a golden sash around his chest. 14(AN) The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow.(AO) His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15(AP) his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and(AQ) his voice was like the roar of many waters. 16(AR) In his right hand he held seven stars,(AS) from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and(AT) his face was like the sun shining(AU) in full strength.
Revelation 1-20 explains this;
20As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and(A) the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and(B) the seven lampstands are the seven churches. (SEE HERE ?….where’s the church? Hello we are in Heaven. )
As Chapter 1 continues Jesus dictates lettters to the Seven Churches. Although they were real churchs they miraculously mirror the stages the church has gone through……we could go on a huge study here!! But let’s jump to the Laodicean Church. You know this church….not hot…not cold. Jesus says he’ll vomit them out. Whoa! Jesus is not happy. This church got rich, fat, and happy. That’s is a perfect picture of the sad state of affairs in many churches today.
BUT….got your bible? Let’s go to Verses 20-23
When the church get’s to this point as in NOW 2010 look what Jesus is doing. He’s AT THE DOOR KNOCKING!!!!!! Time is up.
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me………AND IF WE OPEN IT WE GET TO DINE WITH HIM…As in the Marriage supper of the Bride
21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’”Now, watch later on in Revelation for the elders’s Thrones
Ok, here we go into Chapter 4 and it is a totally awesome transition that I hope you will see. Let’s read;

Revelation 4

The Throne Room of Heaven.

1 After these (Greek is Meta Touta) things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven.(Remember in chapter 3 he was only knocking?? Yeah he opened it and let us in !!) And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” ( God’s voice is like the sound of a trumpet, just like at the rapture)
2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3 And He who sat there was[a] like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting ( Hooray here we are), clothed in white robes; and they had crowns ( Crown of Life; James 1:12, Crown of Rightiousness; 2 Tim 4:8, Crown of Glory; 1Peter 5:4, Crown of Incorruptable; 1Cor. 9:25, Crown of Rejoicing 2Tim 2:10) [b] of gold on their heads. 5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices.[c] Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the[d] seven Spirits of God.
6 Before the throne there was[e] a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

“ Holy, holy, holy,………………..TRINITY
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”(to judge the world)

9 Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns (Because that’s all we feel we have to give Him back. We are so humbled and in awe of his MERCY) before the throne, saying:
11 “ You are worthy, O Lord,[g]
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist[h] and were created.”……………let the Praise and worship begin as we fully come to be engulfed by the wonder and Majesty of the price Jesus paid for us!!

When the church arrives in Heaven we have a mighty worship service. After which the title deed to earth is brought forth (scroll)
Jesus takes the scroll from God the Father. We again start worshiping and praising because we know what is about to happen. Then millions of angels join with the “Living Beings”  to praise and proclaim the power and Glory of Jesus

Revelation 5

The Lamb Takes the Scroll

1 And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.
4 So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read[a] the scroll, or to look at it. 5 But one of the elders ( I just love that it was the “Church” who told John that the Lion of Judah was going to get the job done) said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose[b] its seven seals.”
6 And I looked, and behold,[c] in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne

The living beings keep saying Amen….so be it. It is then the first seal is broken by Jesus
1st seal -Anti Christ…he can be revealed because the church is gone

Revelation 6

First Seal: The Conqueror

1 Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals;[a] and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
2nd seal -War………Palsm 83 perhaps?

Second Seal: Conflict on Earth
3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.”[b] 4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.
3rd seal- Balances…loaf of barely for $20…stock mark collapse caused by the war in the middle east , new world order , mark of the beast

Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth
5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart[c] of wheat for a denarius,[d] and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”
4th seal- Death. And Hell. Control  1/4 of the world to kill with war and famine (due to the middle east war)

Fourth Seal: Widespread Death on Earth
7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
5th seal – tribulation saints slain are asking when they get redemed

Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs
9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed. ( Please note this is the same as we are told “as the fullness of the gentiles come in” . So it’s a certain fufilled number)

6th seal- looks like huge natural disasters. earthquakes, volcanoes and ?????

Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disturbances
12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold,[e] there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon[f] became like blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders,[g] the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
12 Tribes sealed.

Revelation 7

The Sealed of Israel 1 After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
5 of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed;[a]
of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand were sealed;
6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand were sealed;
7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand were sealed;
8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed.
Praise and worship in Heaven again because the tribulation saints have joined us.

A Multitude from the Great Tribulation
9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying:

“ Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.

13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
14 And I said to him, “Sir,[b] you know.”
So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. 16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters.[c] And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

7th seal- Half hour of silence-with the seven angels ready to blow their trumpets!! This is it…the final climax…..Angel throws the censer filled with the alters coals down to earth.

Revelation 8

Seventh Seal: Prelude to the Seven Trumpets 1 When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. 3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. 5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.
6 So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

A terrible earthquake…..Angels prepare to blow the trumpets. The great Tribulation is about to start. We’ll see Satan and demons released

First Trumpet: Vegetation Struck
7 The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth.[a] And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.
Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck
8 Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. 9 And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
Third Trumpet: The Waters Struck
10 Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.
Fourth Trumpet: The Heavens Struck
12 Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night.
13 And I looked, and I heard an angel[b] flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!” THE START OF THE WRATH OF GOD…………….please note Church is tucked away safely.

Here Comes the Demons

Revelation 9

Fifth Trumpet: The Locusts from the Bottomless Pit 1 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.
12 One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.
Sixth Trumpet: The Angels from the Euphrates
13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed—by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. 19 For their power[a] is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.
20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. 21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries[b] or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

Two witnesses for 1260 days….killed….resurected….earthquake in Jerusalem that kills 7,000…..Jews see their God and Give God the Glory…..Abomanation…..Jews flee and the Great Tribulation starts

Revelation 11

The Two Witnesses 1 Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood,[a] saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. 2 But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. 3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God[b] of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. 6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.
The Witnesses Killed
7 When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our[c] Lord was crucified. 9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow[d] their dead bodies to be put into graves. 10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
The Witnesses Resurrected
11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12 And they[e] heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. 13 In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.

The final 3 years God claims his Victory…..His people…..His Land….His Millienium…..Your  kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen…So be it.

Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed
15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms[f] of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” 16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying:

“ We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty,
The One who is and who was and who is to come,[g]
Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.
18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come,
And the time of the dead, that they should be judged,
And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints,
And those who fear Your name, small and great,
And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”

19 Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant[h] was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.

Based on the seals we are very close. Everything is set up and in place. In my humble opinion IT IS the rapture of the church that sets all this in motion. It is my humble opinion that we will not see Israel in a war. Maybe a little skirmish but not a war. It’s the second seal and we can’t be here because the 1st seal is the Anti christ and we know the restrainer has been removed!!!!!

I ask…….How can any one say the Tribulation has started when revelation so clearly SHOWS the church is gone before it starts.

But soon it will be here. And my heart hurts for the world.

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May 26, 2010 at 9:10 pm



Thank you, Bruce Baber for your article about the two wars.

One point that is very important to consider is that there is a signing of a covenant for seven years by the Antichrist which he breaks at the mid point by placing the abomination in the Temple.

Some doves believe that this covenant was already done by BHO on Oct 29 2008. I do not think so and let us speculate a little more based on that assumption.

What would be the reason for Israel to sign a covenant with the AC after any of the two above wars?

They are victorious in both and at that point they would feel no need to sign the covenant.

It stands logical to me that they would enter into a covenant to feel protected and secure prior to any conflict not after a victorious one. In the case of the relationship between the USA and Israel they could think that their safety depends on the support of this Nation both politically and militarily. In the past wars of Israel they have depended or so they think in the support of the USA for their victories. This fact is erroneous due to the fact that Jesus is their strength and nobody else. This perception has deepened a way of thinking in Israel that the need of an active support by the USA is of vital importance to the survival of Israel. This fact makes a very powerful incentive to enter into a covenant.

Without a doubt Satan has encouraged this thinking to force Israel into making the covenant with his crony BHO the Antichrist.

If this is the case, then the covenant will be signed prior to these two wars and in my opinion it is very close to happening.

As a consequence of this pact or for any other reason the enemies of Israel in the Muslim world will get discouraged about getting rid of Israel and push for the immediate start of the Psalm 83 war.

I believe that the Nations mentioned in Ezekiel 38 & 39 would be giving help to the other nations. When they fail they realize that all of them have to attack Israel in order to be victorious and it is at this point that the prophecy is fulfilled.

I have always thought that This Ezekiel 38 war was the rider of the red horse of Revelation and because it happens at the beginning of the Tribulations Israel has the seven years which would overlap a few months past the battle of Armagedon.

When is the Rapture in this chronology of events?

A lot of possibilities are equally logical.

At any moment before or after the signing of the covenant, or any of the two wars, but before the nuclear exchanges that would take place in the Ezekiel 38 war.

If the Rapture is not going to be a major player in the fulfillment of these prophecies it has to occur within or right before the sudden destruction. Mr. Ron Reese is right in this as I see it.

As a last thought, we do not think or reason in tandem with the mind of God. His plan is infinitively more precise and timely than any of our guesses. All this exercise is good only to try to coordinate all the information He has given us through His prophecies. This is important to warn people of what is coming and to save souls for the Lord.

Bruce Baber (26 May 2010)






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May 26, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Crying Wolf About The Rapture And The Apocalypse

Yesterday pastor Riley answered a letter from a dove that was concerned by the many non events of the Rapture occurring at an specific date like Pentecost and then not happening. It is like crying wolf and the wolf not coming.

I have been warning about the Rapture for more than twenty years, and I am still doing it with the statement of there is a good chance that it will occur on ____________ you fill in the date.

The article by the pastor makes very good points as to why we should keep doing it until it happens and we are gone.

As for myself I get exited about His coming every time and every year, this is my hope for me and my family. I know what is coming and it is a great consolation to know that our Lord will protect us.

Here is the article.






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May 26, 2010 at 3:44 pm