Archive for March 2011
If you have been following the debate on the comments of this blog you can see that the Rapture has been discussed back and forth.
In the last magazine before his death J.R. Church wrote the following article. Knowing that he was a dedicated man of God and very knowledgeable let us pay close attention to his words in this article. It is after reading it that I placed the question of the timing of the Rapture being between April 23 and June the 8th Pentecost.
About a year ago F.M.Riley posted a study on the reasons that Pentecost is the festival that will bring the Rapture.
It may be that the Lord will have a surprise for all of us by coming for His Bride in another day.
Will the Rapture Occur on Pentecost?
It is Sunday afternoon and I’ve been taking a nap. I lay around a lot these days. Fighting cancer is not a simple task. If I lay on my left side, I can breathe easier. So, each afternoon, I take a nap, hoping to shut down my thinking process and drift off to sleep for several hours. When I can’t get my mind to stop thinking, I play brain games with God. He must be awfully bored with me by now. I’d like to think that He is paying attention.
You may recall that Habakkuk wrestled with God on a regular basis. Then, there was Jacob who, wrestled all night. So, I wrestle with God and propose bargains — you know, “I’ll do this if you’ll do that!” sort of thing. I’d like to think that God is amused with my juvenile antics. Partly, I play and partly I’m serious.
Each day, I sit in front of a neon ray tube for an hour, while a 97-watt transmitter modulated by a series of audio tones attacks the virus that lives in the cancer cells of my liver and lungs. It is an old technology that dates back to the 1930s when Dr. Royal Rife learned how to explode a micro-organism with a sympathetic vibration of sound waves. He spent years in his laboratory finding the audio frequencies that resonate with various germs and viruses that cause diseases. In 1934, he and six other doctors from around the country tested their theory on 16 cancer patients at a clinic in California. His machine (today dubbed the Rife Machine) was able to bring all 16 people back to perfect health— cancer free.
Years ago I wrote an article on Pentecost wherein I noted that according to Jewish custom, young Jewish ladies who were getting married for the first time were wed on Wednesdays. Widows and divorcees were expected to be married on Thursdays. Furthermore, on Pentecost night the Jews have a custom of staying up all night to “decorate the bride.” I took it to mean that every Jewish bride preparing for her evening escapade with her bridegroom would spend the time getting dressed in her bridal gown, adorning various pieces of jewelry and fixing her veil. That’s what I think was meant by decorating the bride. In all Jewish communities across Europe there were hundreds of Jewish brides needing assistance on Tuesday evening. Of course, in the Jewish calendar, Wednesday would begin at sundown on Tuesday evening. The bride would gather her 10 virgins, i.e. bridesmaids for a gala but frantic time of getting everyone dressed for the occasion. The groom would be expected to show up sometime following the appearance of the second star of the evening. As in the case of the parable of the ten virgins, the bridegroom didn’t come until midnight. It is my thinking that the term, June bride, came from all those weddings on Pentecost.
Ruth, the gentile bride, was married to Boaz on Pentecost. It was around midnight that she came to lay at his feet at the end of the barley harvest. When Solomon came to fetch his bride, in the Song of Solomon, chapter 2, verses 10-13 he said “Rise up my love and come away with me for the voice of the turtledove is heard in the land and the fig tree hath put forth its green figs.” These are statements pointing to Pentecost. We know it was Springtime because of the voice of the turtledove being heard in the land, but more specifically the reference to Pentecost is seen in the green figs. According to Jewish tradition, Pentecost was the day when the fruit of the trees was judged.
So as I drifted in and out of sleep this Sunday afternoon, a question entered my mind. Could June the 8th, 2011(Pentecost) occur on a Wednesday? I toyed with the question for a while and finally had to get up and consult a Jewish calendar. To my delight, Pentecost this year comes precisely on a Wednesday! In Bible days, Pentecost occurred on Sunday, but the Pharisees reinterpreted the Sabbath to mean simply, a day of rest and since Passover was a day of rest they started counting the Omer from the day after Pentecost, thus fixing the date in the Jewish calendar to Sivan 6. That’s why in Jewish custom Pentecost is no longer observed on Sunday, but is fixed to the calendar date. Now, I cannot tell you that the rapture will occur on Tuesday night, say at midnight Jerusalem time, which would be 4:00 PM in the afternoon, Central Time because I shy away from being a date setter, but at least I wanted you to have something to think about as we approach Springtime.
If the Lord plans to take us home this Pentecost, than there are certain things which might occur leading up to that auspicious occasion. First of all, in my thinking, Egypt and Syria would have to mount another war against Israel. In watching the news lately, I am sure they would like to. I just don’t know if they have the courage, or if they are even militarily prepared for such a crazy undertaking. I understand they have been pouring military supplies into Gaza. It is possible that they are arming Syria and the Hezbollah in Lebanon as well. In 2009 our dear President sold Egypt $2 billion worth of military supplies, only to have them fall into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.
So what if Egypt, Syria and Lebanon launched a massive attack against Israel? I think Israel is already prepared for such a turn of events. Israel does not have a huge army capable of sustaining a lengthy war. Instead, they could make it a very short-lived battle by targeting the Aswan Dam with a nuclear strike. This could fulfill the prophecy in Ezekiel 29 that Egypt will become desolate for 40 years. I have no proof that Israel would use that extreme tactic, but common sense points in that direction. With the massive buildup of weaponry in these Arab states, Israel may soon be dealing with a situation they are unprepared to handle. If missiles start raining down on Tel Aviv and populated cities, would they resort to such measures to protect their population?
Israel could also use a nuclear weapon against Damascus, thus eliminating two enemies in one decisive move, fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah 17 in which Damascus becomes a ruinous heap. This is clearly a future prophecy. Damascus has never been destroyed in a way fitting this description. If this happened in April for example, Russia, Iran and their allies would be obligated to launch a war against Israel, fulfilling the Biblical prophecy in Ezekiel 38 about the Battle of Gog and Magog. In any case, Israel will emerge victorious, only to be pressured by the political powers that be, to once again try to make peace with its old enemy.
Imagine the pressure the world would place upon already hated Israel if they bombed the Aswan Dam and nuked Damascus? The United Nations would be quick to condemn Israel’s heavy-handed tactics. Who knows? Bill Clinton, who was recently featured on a television special with Chris Matthews, as “President of the World,” might be called upon to broker a peace following Israel’s victory over Gog and Magog? Years ago when Clinton visited Indonesia, he came off the airplane to cries of “peacemaker, peacemaker!” When he visited Jerusalem during his Presidential days the people cried out, “Give us a king like Clinton!”
Naturally, the mild mannered, soft-hearted Israeli leadership would be willing to bend over backward to make peace with the Muslim Brotherhood and Clinton would like nothing more to go down in history as “The Great Peacemaker.” He might even be elected as the next Secretary General of the United Nations. The next leader of the UN is scheduled to take office on January 1, 2012.
But who am I to make such prognostications? I’m just lying here playing brain games with God and wondering what the future holds for us all.
|Michael as usual you have made a very exiting discovery in placing the woman dressed with the sun,a sign in the heavens, within the context of the 26 day of September 2014. By applying the numerical count given in Revelation you arrived at the start of this count being 15th of April 2011 and the end count 17 March of 2018. The importance of this timing is that it falls before the 70 year count from the birth of the nation of Israel in May 15, 1948. So it fits numerically and astronomically with the prophetic Word.
with all the other signs around us pointing to the start of the Apocalypse it presents compelling evidence to support your observations.
It is also possible that the Rapture will occur at any time from First Fruits 23 April 2011 to Pentecost June 8, 2011.
To place another significant event in this time frame there will be a blood moon lunar eclipse that forms a very important tetrad in 2014, 2015 discovered by Pastor Mark Biltz. The first of these four blood moons is on April 15, 2014 the same date and it is a Passover Feast. In October 8, 2014 is the second eclipse and is the Feast of Sukot this is 14 days after 1 Tishri.
I just watched this video actually the video was from 2008 but that doesn’t matter.
Revelation 12- A great wonder appeared in heaven
And thought there it is, how much plainer can it be! This is the sign in the middle of the Tribulation. Read it and tell me if I am wrong.
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
The “Woman” Virgo is clothed with the sun every year at the end of September. The addition of the new moon at her feet happens about every 3 years. This will many times be 1 Tishri as it is in 2014, Yom Teruyah, ten days later is Yom Kippur. Celestially 3.5 lunar years forward or backwards is the Hebrew month of Nissan perfectly defining a seven year period on the lunar calendar. Also coincidently according to Dr. Harold W. Hoehner in his chronology Daniels seventy weeks began on Nisan 1, March 5 444 B.C. and ended on Nisan 10, March 30th of A.D. 33.
15 April 2011, Nisan 10, The Triumphal entry, The historic end of the 69th Week.
23 April 2011, First Fruits
Diplomats: New European proposal on Mideast peace
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany want the United Nations and the European Union to propose the outlines of a final settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state, U.N. diplomats said.
The three European countries, all members of the U.N. Security Council, are pressing for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the European Union to propose a settlement text at a meeting in mid-April of the Quartet of Mideast mediators, the diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because talks are taking place in private. The quartet includes the U.N., EU, U.S. and Russia.
The events that are happening in quick rapid fire are indicating that the start of the Tribulation and the Rapture are very close. Int this article Daniel Matson gives another clue as to how close we are.
Daniel Matson (29 March 2011)
“The 2011 Japanese Tsunami”
The 2011 Japanese Tsunami
What happened in Japan on March 11, 2011 was and still is almost unbelievable. Yet it did happen and many have asked, “Why?” That is not a question to probably settle on this side of eternity, but such things should warn us that worse things are slated to come, as long ago foretold by Jesus and the prophets as the world will enter a distress period before the coming Messianic Kingdom.
While writing the last article concerning the Tunisian Tip-Off, another set a numerical details came to light. Actually, these numbers were worked awhile ago, but since forgotten since the future was unknown and no Jewish date of significance came to light. In short, the numbers are presented below with no conclusions.
June 7, 1967 – Israel captures the Temple Mount in the Six-Day-War.
November 8, 2006 – Heshvan 17 – Anniversary day of the Flood
October 18, 2010 – Heshvan 10 – Anniversary day Noah was sealed into the Ark.
March 11, 2011 – Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
For those who have followed the June 7, 1967 timeline, there are many other items that can be seen to hinge off of this date. Other good examples are the Hezbollah-Israeli War of 2006, the appearance of Comet McNaught, the 2008 Economic Collapse, 2008/9’s Operation Cast Lead, and the onset of the Tunisian Revolution…
Mar 28, 2011 Is WWIII close at hand and is Fidel Castro linked to it by a Christian who was given a prophecy by an angel?
In this blog I have written several articles on the warnings given by Fidel Castro about the consequences of an attack on the nuclear plants in Iran. In my articles I made a comment if God was using Fidel as a prophet.
In this post Harvey Troyer links Mr. Dimitru Dudivan to the statements by Fidel.
For those of you who have never heard of Dimitru he has been with Jesus already for a few years, but his story and prophetic ministry are quite remarkable. He was a Romanian Christian who was very active in the smuggling of Bibles into Romania and was captured by the Romanian secret police. He endured repeated torture until one day his torturer promised to apply electroshock till he killed him. His cell was filled with hungry rats that would take pieces of flesh from him. In deep prayer to Jesus the Lord sent an angel to protect him and the night of the threat by his jailer he was beaten severely by this man. The next day the torturer was found with every bone of his body broken in pieces and the panic that took hold of the jailers was such that he was released.
I think an angel was sent to him with the message that he had to come to America with a prophetic warning of impending destruction and it is this warning that is related in this post below.
Harvey Troyer (28 March 2011)
“ Desert Storm War III is Now Imminent—Fidel Castro and Cuba are Linked to Dumitru Duduman—Castro warns Iran Attack will Start Nuclear War (Article #6)“
March 26, 2011
Dear John Tng and faithful doves,
Subj:Desert Storm War III is Now Imminent—Fidel Castro and Cuba are Linked to Dumitru Duduman—Castro warns Iran Attack will Start Nuclear War (Article #6)
Please understand that the extremely imminent Pre-Tribulation WW III will include more than just the Ezekiel 38, 39 Gog/Magog War.
It will include the sudden destruction of Damascus, Syria in one night as described in Isaiah Chapter 17. It will include Desert Stroms War III in Isaiah Chapter 21, which I have called the “Lynchpin” to WW III, and this segment of this great war will include the sudden total destruction of End-time Babylon (America) as described in Isaiah Chapters 13, 18, 19, 21, 47; Jeremiah Chapters 50 and 51; Revelation Chapter 18, etc. (See my America The Babylon Mini Prophecy Bible, color-coded in NIV text, and companion booklet World War III and the Destiny of America.)
It will also include the Psalm Chapter 83 War which Bill Salus has been emphasizing (the destruction of the inner circle of Israel’s enemies, i.e., those sharing a common border with Israel). It will include the Jeremiah 25:15-38 War; and, it will include the Zechariah Chapters 11, 12 and 13 War, which is the same war essentially as the Psalm 83 War and much more. And of course it will include and end with the Ezekiel 38, 39 Gog/Magog War.
Due to America’s long-standing and current deceitful dealings with Israel concerning the forced dividing of Israel’s land and capitol city Jerusalem, which God has strictly forbidden and warned against doing in His holy Bible, I believe that America has betrayed Israel and greatly provoked Almighty God. Of this you can be sure because God has prophesied it so in advance in His holy word. I see the Desert Storm War III as the “trigger” to America’s judgment and demise (Isaiah 21:9-10). Sudden judgment by fire will truly come as a “Whirlwind”. It will be an all out thermonuclear war. Fire and sulfur will rain down on many, and America (the real End-time Babylon) will be ground zero marked by God for total destruction!
God will save the righteous in a lighting speed Rapture at the very last minute as the fire is coming in, just as he saved the three young Hebrew men Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the “intense Fiery Furnace” in the first Babylon. (Remember, the angel of the Lord told Dumitru Dudaman to tell the Church of the Lord that He will save them from the fire of America’s nuclear destruction the same way that He saved the three young ones from the furnace of fire and how He saved Daniel in the Lion’s den).
If you want proof that America is the real End-time Babylon go to page 271, Chap 19 of David Flynn’s new book, Temple at the Center of Time. It is available on Amazon.Com
David found that “America” can be found in the Bible spaced at 17 letters ELS (Equal Letter Sequence) in Daniel 3:3 the very story of the Fiery Furnace as mentioned above. Wow! LOOK IT UP! David Flynn further points out that the mathematical relationship of the 17 ELS sequence within 33 Hebrew words convert navigationally to the exact latitude (38.50) of Washington DC in minutes and seconds! Also, America’s Federal Capitol building sets exactly on the 77th longitudinal meridian, at 00 minutes and 33 seconds. According to the Gnostic occult traditions, the number 77 was chosen as a direct defiance of Jehovah God based on the ancient patriarch Lamech’s threatend curse to avenge himself 77 times if anyone harmed him. Wow! This is a must-read book!
Click on the PDF File link below to read Article #6 titled: How are Fidel Castro and (Cuba) Linked to Dumitru Dudaman?
Harvey Troyer (YBIC)
Emmaus Road Ministries
Desert Storm War III is Now Imminent Castro and Cuba Linked to Dumitru Dudaman Article 6.pdf
Thanks to Josua we have this wonderful link to the explanation of the parable of the ten virgins and the different Raptures of the church of Jesus Christ. It is a late hour and I must stop reading and post this article today. In this blog I had posted my ten virgins interpretation,but this link goes much deeper and with more detail. I would not miss it .
If all does not happen as it is related is because we are fallible humans, but it is a very good interpretation of these prophecies.
Josua (26 March 2011)
“To: Lewis, the 10 Virgins are not the church”
Dear Lewis I really appreciate your approach in getting the parable of the 10 virgins right. I have been praying for about 1 year to really understand the 10 virgins correctly and have never really 100% trusted anything I ever read about it. The main thing that always puzzled me was: what exactly is the oil? Surely if it simply represents the holy spirit, the 5 wise virgins wouldn't mind sharing it with the 5 foolish virgins, and also it could not be possible buy it somewhere. So again and again I prayed and begged God to reveal to me the true meaning of the oil and the whole parable. Just about 1 week ago, I found the following article, which I'd like to warm-heartedly recommend to you (and everybody else in search for the truth! ) as an alternative analysis and interpretation to yours: http://www.ffruits.org/firstfruits02/thetenvirgins.html Only after I read that article (as well as the following one: http://www.ffruits.org/firstfruits02/ComingRapture.html) I was finally satisfied. It confirmed so many of my own thoughts and perfectly closed some itching gaps and most importantly led to inner peace and boosted my intimacy with Jesus so much more! Watch and pray! Maranatha!! YBIC, Josua
This article by Daniel Matson is very good. In his last timeline it was my opinion that he went of the track. with this article he is back on the track pursuing the times that make the events unfolding significatant as related to prophecy.
His last statement seems to imply that Islam will be the driving force in the Tribulation and that the revived Roman Empire will be Islamic. If this was the intent I totally disagree.
All that is prophesied for the Islamic countries of today is their total destruction, not their total success in conquering the world. Islam will disappear as a religion as the Antichrist takes control of the world. I believe that Satan is using Islam to make the Antichrist the savior from this impending evil. Little did they know what is in store for them behind this delusion.
The timeline looks like it is right on schedule as the Tribulation starts in 2011 and ends in 2018, the 70th year after 1948.
But this is only my opinion based on what I have learned from my studies of prophecy and I understand that other opinions can be also valid, but not all of us can be wright.
Daniel Matson (26 March 2011)
“The 2010 Tunisian Tip-Off”
This new post is in kkeping with the theme of the post before. This is from a spiritual position and takes off where the other left off.
Randy (26 March 2011)
“Article by Jan Markell at RaptureReady.com“
Excellent point of view…….