Friday, July 06, 2018
Sunday, September 17, 2017
There is a good possibility, not a certainty, that the Rapture could occur during the days of Awe this year but also including Sukkot in October, the best possibility being during Rosh Hashanah. Whether it happens this year or not, it certainly will occur in the near future. Evangelist Perry Stone believes that the Rapture will occur during Rosh Hashanah, year unknown, because it's the Feast of Trumpets, and also because of three Jewish themes involved with Rosh Hashanah, the resurrection of the righteous, the Kingship of the Lord, and the marriage of the King, all these themes are also involved in the Rapture of the church. It does make sense, but Yom Kippur, having to do with atonement, forgiveness, and purification, and Sukkot, representing living in temporary dwelling places while moving toward the Promised Land also seem to be good candidates. These are moeds (an appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season; specifically, a festival), and many bible prophecy teachers teach the Rapture will happen on a moed, or Jewish festival day. How people refuse to believe in God, when we see in the news every day things occuring that were prophesied in a book around 2000 years ago and earlier, is beyond belief to me. These are the reasons I believe the Rapture could possibly be during Rosh Hashanah this year:
1. The Bible tells us Jesus will return to take us home (the Rapture, not the Second Coming when he comes to stay and reign).
1 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 NKJV 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
2. Prophecy fullfilled.
Jews came home. Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel all speak of the Jewish return to the land.
Israel became a nation again on May 14, 1948, a nation was (re)born in a day. Isaiah 66:7-8
June 7, 1967 Israel regained control of Jerusalem. Luke 21:24
Israel has developed methods to grow crops in the dessert. Isaiah 35:1
The Hebrew language has been revived. Zephaniah 3:9
Israel is being threatened to be cut off as a nation. Psalms 83
Warning: Nations turning 'against Israel'
Published: 01/17/2015 at 8:01 PM
On December 23, (2016) the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334 — which criticizes Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories, and calls for all parties to prevent incitement and terrorism — by a 14–0 vote, with the United States the lone abstention. https://arcdigital.media/the-nations-united-against-israel-d3fa8eda209
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/01/warning-nations-turning-against-israel/#zyFvpmARKjUE9hqX.99
3. We're living in the days that were prophecied about in the old and new testaments.
*Extreme Transportation and Knowledge surges - Daniel 12:4
*Difficult times, ungrateful, unholy, self loving people - 2 Timothy 3
*Wars, earthquakes, pestilences, terror, etc. - Luke 21:10-17
*A diminishing of the gospel message - 2 Timothy 4:3
*Skeptics and scoffers - 2 Peter 3:3-4
4. A few prophetic events in the works.
*The nations of the Exekiel 38 and 39 Battle of Gog and Magog (which has not happened in history yet) are forming alliances.
The Gathering Storm On Israel's Northern Borders
If you are here after the Rapture don't worship the beast (Antichrist) or take his mark or there is no more hope of eternal life, but according to Revelation 15:2 there is for those who are victorious over the beast, his image, his name, and his mark.
*Jews believe the Messiah is coming soon.
Of course they don't believe the Messiah they are waiting for is Jesus, but Christians believe he is the Messiah and He's coming again, first in the Rapture, and second to defeat the enemies of Israel and to rule and reign in Jerusalem.
*Sacred articles found needed for the last days temple.
5. Prophecies of Rabbai Judah Ben Samuel.
I first heard about Rabbai Judah Ben Samuel on YouTube from a sermon by Pastor John Hagee. He lived in the end of the 12th to the beginning of the 13th century. He predicted the Ottoman Turks would rule over Jerusalem for 8 jubilees (a jubilee is 50 years), they took control in 1517 and ruled till 1917, eight jubilees, he predicted it 300 years before it happened; he then predicted that Jerusalem would become a no man's land for one jubilee, "in 1917, the Ottoman Turks were conquered by the British. The League of Nations conferred the Mandate for the Holy Land and Jerusalem to the British. Thus, from 1917, under international law, Jerusalem was no-man’s land."; he predicted that in the 9th jubilee the Jewish nation would regain control of Jerusalem, in 1967-which would signal the beginning of the Messianic end-times, during the 6 day war the Jews regained control of Jerusalem, and have possesion to this day. We are now at the end of the 10th Jubilee, 2017, 50 years after the Jews regained Jerusalem. The bible declares that the generation that saw that happen would not pass away till all the end-time prophecies are fulfilled. Matthew 24:34 and whole chapter for context.
6. All those signs.
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Blood moons, solar eclipses, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc., and on September 23, 2017 an alignment of the sun, moon, planets and stars which seems to match Revelation 12:1,2.
7. The International Day of Peace
In 1981 the General Assembly of the ungodly, Israel hating, United Nations, declared September 21 The International Day of Peace, this year it happens to fall during Rosh Hashanah. It wouldn't surprise me if Jesus doesn't come to take Christians out of here, leaving the UN members scratching their heads about what happened.
The Seven Year Tribulation following the Rapture is mainly to give Jews the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as their true Messiah, but Gentiles can also accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, but there will be many terrifying things that will happen. It would be better to accept Him now and not be here then.
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Zechariah 14New International Version (NIV)
The Lord Comes and Reigns
6 On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness. 7 It will be a unique day—a day known only to the Lord—with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light.
8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter.
9 The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.
10 The whole land, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up high from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses, and will remain in its place. 11 It will be inhabited; never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.
12 This is the plague with which the Lord will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. 13 On that day people will be stricken by the Lord with great panic. They will seize each other by the hand and attack one another. 14 Judah too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected—great quantities of gold and silver and clothing. 15 A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.
16 Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. 17 If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain. 18 If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lord[b] will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. 19 This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.
20 On that day holy to the Lord will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the Lord’s house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar. 21 Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the Lord Almighty, and all who come to sacrifice will take some of the pots and cook in them. And on that day there will no longer be a Canaanite[c] in the house of the Lord Almighty.
Daniel 9:20-27 NLT
Gabriel’s Message about the Anointed One
26 “After this period of sixty-two sets of seven,[h] the Anointed One will be killed, appearing to have accomplished nothing, and a ruler will arise whose armies will destroy the city and the Temple. The end will come with a flood, and war and its miseries are decreed from that time to the very end. 27 The ruler will make a treaty with the people for a period of one set of seven,[i] but after half this time, he will put an end to the sacrifices and offerings. And as a climax to all his terrible deeds,[j] he will set up a sacrilegious object that causes desecration,[k] until the fate decreed for this defiler is finally poured out on him.”
Jesus defeats Israel's enemies:
12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great Euphrates River, and it dried up so that the kings from the east could march their armies toward the west without hindrance. 13 And I saw three evil[c] spirits that looked like frogs leap from the mouths of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. 14 They are demonic spirits who work miracles and go out to all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God the Almighty.
Revelation 19: 11-21 NLT
The Rider on the White Horse
19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and their armies gathered together to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army. 20 And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who did mighty miracles on behalf of the beast—miracles that deceived all who had accepted the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue. Both the beast and his false prophet were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21 Their entire army was killed by the sharp sword that came from the mouth of the one riding the white horse. And the vultures all gorged themselves on the dead bodies.
Jesus (a Jew) will rule from New Jerusalem
Revelation 21:1-7 NLT
The New Jerusalem
5 And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6 And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. 7 All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
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Saturday, June 25, 2011
The King James Version (Authorized)
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
The King James Version (Authorized)
1 Corinthians 15 1 Corinthians 15:51-57
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (die), but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The following verses pertain to the Rapture, the Antichrist, the Second Coming, and the Battle of Armageddon: The words "falling away" in verse 3 can be traced to the Greek word "Aphistemi" which has among it's definitions "cause to withdraw, remove", and "Histemi" with a definition of "to escape in safety". Using this definition the verse would read:
2 Thessalonian 2:3, 7, 8
2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a (removal to safety) first, and that man of sin (Antichrist) be revealed, the son of perdition; A removal of what? Christians.
Verse 7 and 8:
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he (Christians) who now (letteth) (hinders) will (let) (hinder) , until he be (taken out of the way) (raptured).
And then shall that Wicked (the Antichrist) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: (His second coming at the Battle of Armageddon).
The difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ is at the Rapture we will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and at His second coming He will actually come back to the earth and at that coming He's here to stay.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Sunday, February 21, 2010
February was the next round. I went to work the morning it was to come, nothing was happening when I left, but by the time it was time to go home we had had ice, sleet, and snow. I was confessing and believing it wouldn't come so I didn't take any windshield de-icer with me. I asked to leave 15 minutes early that day and was on the same bus with the lady who was parked right next to me. Everything had been extremely icy and slick a little earlier in the day but it was sleeting when we left and the sleet gave enough traction to walk on it without slipping. I got in my car and turned on my defrosters full blast and was going to wait awhile till the car warmed up to start trying to scrape the ice off the windshields, the lady next to me just started spraying some of her de-icer on my windshields, it helped, and before long I had my windshields clear enough to leave. If I had left on time she would already have been gone and it might have taken longer to get my windshields cleared, another miracle from the Lord, despite my stupidity or lack of faith, whichever it was. The next miracle was the next day, which was Friday and extremely icy, my husband took me and dropped me off in a covered parking area that led right into the building. The snow was coming down heavily that afternoon so he asked me to ask my chief if I could leave early, and he allowed me to leave an hour and 45 minutes early. Monday was clear enough on the main streets and parking lots to get around without too much trouble.
The next storm the weatherman said that the cold air and the moisture never quite met so we didn't get the winter precipitation they were predicting, and everything else we've been getting recently have been rain.
My family and I didn't have a single vehicle accident or fall during some of the worst winter weather we've seen in our state. Praise to almighty God! Mark 11:22-24 states that if you speak to mountains to move they will move if you have faith. Jesus spoke to a storm and calmed it and He said we could do the things He did. I've taken baby steps in this area and have had some successes and failures (on my part, not God's), but I won't stop trying to do what the bible says I can do. I speak to storms, and I don't intend to stop.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Eventually, after his generation had died off, Joseph was forgotten, and the Israelites were feared, the new Pharaoh made slaves of them. The land that been their salvation became their prison. Egypt was not the land God promised the children of Israel, and God groomed Moses to lead them to their promised land.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Jesus disciples couldn't really comprehend the fact that Jesus was going to die soon, they thought He was going to be a great military leader who would soon show His might against their Roman conquerors. They wondered who among them would be His highest officers. Jesus let them know His kingdom was different than that of this world, He taught them to be great in His kingdom they must be willing to be a servant of all, they must be willing to be as humble as a little child.
Jesus, because He loved His disciples, and knowing He would soon be put to death, now would teach them a lesson with practical as well as eternal implications. He took off His garments and put them aside and wrapped a towel around Himself. He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples feet. They were horrified. This was the Master, their teacher, their Lord, and He was doing only what the lowest of servants would be ordered to do. They had walked the unsanitary, vermin infested roads, covered with animal feces, and dead carcases. Their feet were filthy and the Master was going to wash them. NO, Peter objected, I will never allow You, my Lord and Master, to wash my feet.
Jesus loved the brash, outspoken Peter, but He let him know authoritatively that if Peter would not allow Him to wash his feet, Peter would have no part with Him. This was a startling revelation to Peter, then wash my hands and head also he pleaded. They had already bathed in preparation for the meal, they were clean except for their feet which had gotten dirty on their way there. Jesus told Peter there was no reason to wash what was already clean, only that which had gotten dirty. He then taught them a lesson about greatness and humility, if He as their Lord and Master would take on the responsibilities of a servant, if they wanted to be great it began by being willing to serve.
As Christians we're clean, but we live in a world that is not clean, some of the ideas and immoral attitudes of our secular world try to rub off on us. If we succumb we need only to come to the Father and confess our sins. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-9What was it about this Centurion, what did he see in Jesus that no one else in Israel saw, not even His own disciples? How did he obtain such great faith that it amazed Jesus? We know he heard about Jesus, but what was it he heard? Perhaps he listened in the courtyard while his servants spoke of this Jesus, how he healed people and delivered them from demon possession. Perhaps he heard of Levi the tax collector who was completely changed after one encounter with Jesus Christ. Maybe he heard the rumors of how Jesus turned water into wine in Cana. Perhaps he even led his soldiers to make sure the large crowds who gathered to listen to Jesus didn't get out of control and was astonished at the words, wisdom and authority of Jesus. "How is it that this Jesus heals?" he may have asked, he may have even seen himself. He commands was the response. Jesus didn't beg, plead or grovel, he didn't say lengthy prayers, he commanded people to be healed and they were, he commanded demons to come out and they did, and what did the demons say? "You are the Son of God!" Being a commander was something the Centurion totally understood, he had men he commanded and they had no choice but to obey. This Jesus didn't command men, he commanded in a realm that men could not see or understand, but the Centurion did, because whatever Jesus was commanding had no choice but to obey Him. Jesus, was his hope for the healing of his valued servant, but he felt unworthy to have such a great commander come to his home so he asked that Jesus just command the forces He controlled to heal his servant and the Great Commander honored his request.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Also I had a new clothes dryer that wasn't working efficiently, I talked to God and told Him I wanted my dryer to work, I spoke to the dryer and it still didn't work, then God gave me the thought that I should move the dryer out a little more, I did, now it works perfectly.
I spoke to an ice storm and told it it couldn't come, it came anyway, it caused my sister and her daughter to be in an accident which wasn't their fault, they weren't hurt but the car was badly damaged. I told God I wanted to get even with Satan for what he did to my sister. God did it for me, the insurance of the young man who hit them paid to get her car fixed, now it looks better than it ever did, inside and out, it didn't cost her anything. All negative affects of that ice storm were nullified as far as my family is concerned.
This may not sound like much but in these days when people are scared senseless about the economy, it would behoove all of us to invite God to be involved in our financial situations, to help us with our financial decisions, and keep us from making financial mistakes, to give us solutions to problems and miracles when we need them.
If these little things sound like nothing to you but ordinary solutions to ordinary problems then don't tell me about it, tell someone who has to be bailed out, my mortgage is paid off, and God is changing my ordinary house into the house I wanted.