Thursday, April 29, 2010

Go To Your Room

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Remember back when you were a kid and your parents told you to go to your room. In my house that usually happened when I did something wrong and I was in trouble, or there was something going on that my parents did not want me present for.

Recently I have been receiving correspondence from individuals telling me that I am wrong to believe that there is a rapture. I have been asking God to show me ways that I can help these people to see that there is a rapture. Well this morning as I sat down for my morning devotions I opened the Bible randomly as I usually do to let God speak to me, and I opened the Bible to Isaiah 26. Here is what stood out to me.

20. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. Is 26:20,21.

I believe that in direct answer to my prayer request God says here that He will send us to our room for a little while when He pours out His wrath and punishes the world for their sin. Where is our room? Heaven of course! In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. Jn 14:2.

In other words God will rapture us to heaven (our room) before the great day of His wrath comes upon the world. Thank you Jesus! BTW God's wrath starts after the sixth seal is opened. And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal...And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Rev 6:16,17. (In the near future I will post about a way to determine the correct rapture timing.)

On another day I opened my Bible randomly and the Lord showed me another passage that relates to this.

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; (Ps 27:5)

God tells us here that in the time of trouble He will hide us in His pavillion. In other words when His wrath is poured out upon the earth He will take us to heaven i.e. the rapture.

BTW; In the beginning I stated that there is another time that parents may send their child to their room and that is when they are bad.

Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. Rev 2:20-23

If you would like to be spared from the wrath to come please visit our salvation page and find out how you can be part of the rapture.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pole Shift Rapture

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Is it possible for the earth to experience a pole shift in the near future? I would like to state that the Bible records at least one pole shift in the past and that such an event is not necessarily cataclysmic. I can also tell you from scripture that there will be at least 1 and possibly 2 pole shifts in the near future and what they will entail and when they may occur.

I believe there is a clear indication of the occurrence of a pole shift when Jesus was crucified. This event is recorded in the Gospels.

And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 46And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. 47Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. (Luke 23:44-47)

What happened here was that while Jesus was on the cross it became dark from noon to 3:00. There is much historical evidence to suggest that this was the result of a pole shift which caused the sun to set at noon. And then at 3:00 the sun came up again. There is also evidence that a world wide earthquake occurred at this time with heaving seas, again indicative of a pole shift. We also know from history that this was not a severe cataclysmic event. See the article entitled The Catastrophe at the Crucifixion AD 33.

As for the future and a 2012 pole shift; I believe that scripture indicates that during the end times there will be at least one and possibly two pole shifts. The first will be at an event known as the rapture, when the Lord Jesus returns to earth to rescue Christians from the persecution of the antichrist. This is clearly recorded in Revelation 6.

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (Rev 6:12-17)

I believe that the physical event that is being described here fits the description of what many conjecture will occur at a pole shift. And this seems to be a pretty severe one for it says that every mountain and island will be moved out of their places. A pole shift triggering a world wide earthquake of this magnitude is sure to do large scale damage. I believe that this event will also most likely occur between 2013 and 2015, for that is when the rapture will most likely take place.

It is interesting to note that a military insider said that after WWIII there will be a worldwide catastrophic geophysical event.


So we're going to head into this war, then after that... and I can't give you a timescale for when this is going to happen... there will be a geophysical event taking place on Earth which is going to affect everybody. When asked about the timing of the geophysical event he replied “Yes. I think they've got a good idea of when it's going to happen… between now and five years.[1]

I believe that the cataclysmic geophysical event will be the pole shift at the sixth seal events which will include the rapture.

The next pole shift is likely to occur at the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth at the battle of Armageddon as described in this passage.


And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. (Rev 16:17-21)

This event describes, among other things a horrific worldwide earthquake that levels all the mountains of the world and destroys all the islands. This event is also preceded by horrific changes in the sun. That is the bad news; the good news is that one can escape both of these events by being part of the rapture.

BTW, the woo woo aliens referred to in the linked article are just demons trying to deceive people into believing the lies of the devil and the coming world ruler, the antichrist, to dam people to Hell. Look for the antichrist to come on the scene after the destruction of the old world order circa 12.21.2012. WARNING: DO NOT TAKE HIS MARK a.k.a. the CHIP!

[1] http://projectcamelot.org/anglo_saxon_mission_interview_transcript.html

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chapter 2

Chapter 2
The Signs of The Day of the Lord


Before the Lord does a mighty work He gives the world signs. He gave Egypt and the Israelites many signs when He delivered Israel out of bondage. “And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders” (Deut 26:8) The Lord also gave many sign gifts to his servants to validate and show the world that Jesus was the true Messiah. “And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.” (Acts 2:43) God will also use signs in the future to let us know that the Day of the Lord is approaching. In His Word, God has revealed to us several signs that must occur before the Day of the Lord. In this chapter, we will examine the signs that signal that the Day of the Lord is almost upon us.

The Sign of the Sun and Moon
One of the most prominent signs of the Day of the Lord is listed in Joel 2:31. It states:

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.

This scripture is also quoted in Acts 2:20:

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.

These scriptures give us crucial information regarding the Day of the Lord. It tells us in no uncertain terms that two celestial events must occur before the Day of the Lord arrives: the moon’s light will be turned to the color of blood and the sun will become darkened. What type of event would cause such occurrences? Many have speculated as to the cause. Some have asserted such things as a pole shift[1], the passing of planet x[2], or even a super volcano. Amos 8:9 makes a strong case for the Day of the Lord entailing a pole shift, “And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day.” The phrase “that day” is in reference to the Day of the Lord and it says that the sun will go down at noon. The only way for that to happen would be for a pole shift to occur.[3] Though we can only speculate as to the exact cause, we know for certain that it will occur and will most certainly be noticed by all who dwell on the earth. Those who heed it will realize that the Day of the Lord is very near.

Great and Mighty Signs
The parallel passages in Joel and Acts also bring out other signs that will occur. Namely, God will pour out His Spirit in a great and mighty way, and great signs will be done by God’s people. “That I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions” (Acts 2:17). Thus, another sign before the Day of the Lord is that God will pour out his Spirit in a great and miraculous way, and many of the gifts that were so prolific in the first century will flourish once again.

The Falling Away
Two other events in scripture that must occur before the great Day of the Lord are found in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. God, through the apostle Paul, in referring to the Day of the Lord, says, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” The Thessalonians had been deceived into thinking that they missed the rapture and were in the Day of the Lord period. Paul tells them that the falling away must occur before the Day of the Lord.

The word used in the Greek for falling away is apostasia, from which we get our word “apostasy,” which basically means “backsliding.” Clarke’s commentary describes it like this: “a dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth—either a total abandonment of Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the whole system completely inefficient to salvation.[4] The great falling away will be a time when professing Christians, in large numbers, will turn away from the faith. “The article makes it even more significant; this is not a falling away, but the falling away, the great and final rebellion.”[5]

J. Hampton Keathley, III , Th.M. describes the coming apostasy like this: “The apostasy or rebellion clearly refers to a special departure and rebellion against the true God. This will become a worldwide movement and will provide the seed bed for the great system of revolt which will be headed up in the person of the Beast who will be the very personification of satan himself.”[6]

In order for a great falling away to take place, I believe that an alternative belief system to the true gospel will be promoted with such believability that nominal Christians (not true Christians) will reject the God of the Bible. We can only speculate as to the exact reasons for the “falling away,” but there are many plausible theories.

One such theory involves aliens. Specifically, I am talking about the theory that aliens are real space beings and are the originators of life on earth. While many believers may initially bristle at this outrageous suggestion, there is much support for this theory that “another gospel” will come at the hand of what many mistakenly believe to be alien beings. It might sound crazy at first, but it is highly likely that much of what we hear about regarding “aliens” is really demonic activity.[7]

If you have ever researched the UFO phenomena, what is compelling is that, consistently, alien theology, as recounted in many “close encounters,” parallels the plans and purposes of satan as presented in scripture. These manifestations present themselves as angels of “light and intellectual illumination,” claim to provide leadership and hope to a suffering world, provide a source of awe, wonder, and worship that is an alternative to the God of the Bible, and even claim to be the originators of life on earth. Here is an interesting quote from a website promoting this alien theory containing an actual message from on of these aliens.

In other words, they look like us, and we look like them. In fact, we were created "in their image" as explained in the Bible. He told Rael that: "We were the ones who designed all life on earth. You mistook us for gods. We were at the origin of your main religions. Now that you are mature enough to understand this, we would like to enter official contact through an embassy.”
The messages dictated to Rael explain that life on Earth is not the result of random evolution, nor the work of a supernatural 'God'. It is a deliberate creation, using DNA, by a scientifically advanced people who made human beings literally "in their image" -- what one can call "scientific creationism." …For example, in Genesis, the Biblical account of Creation, the word "Elohim" has been mistranslated as the singular word "God", but it is actually a plural word which means "those who came from the sky", and the singular is "Eloha" (also known as "Allah")…
Leaving our humanity to progress by itself, the Elohim nevertheless maintained contact with us via prophets including Buddha, Moses, Mohammed, etc., all specially chosen and educated by them. The role of the prophets was to progressively educate humanity through the Messages they taught, each adapted to the culture and level of understanding at the time. They were also to leave traces of the Elohim so that we would be able to recognize them as our Creators and fellow human beings when we had advanced enough scientifically to understand them. Jesus, whose father was an Eloha, was given the task of spreading these messages throughout the world in preparation for this crucial time in which we are now privileged to live: the predicted Age Of Revelation
.[8]

If satan’s demonic hoard can mask as alien beings presenting a false gospel, and if this will cause many in the world to follow satan at just the right point in history to accomplish his goals, he will do it. For more information on this topic, visit thecomingepiphany.com[9]

By the way, NASA has recently released video clips of several “alien encounters” lending more credence to the alien theory[10] Many people in the world have already been deceived to some degree and believe that aliens are really outer space beings, and unfortunately many Christians believe the same.

Another theory as to why the great falling away may occur regards the rise of pagan religions and their elements of heresy that attack Christian doctrines. In fact there is a film entitled Zeitgeist, meaning spirit of the time, which is promoting pagan heresies and is destroying the faith of many nominal Christians.

An online movie documenting the close ties between ancient pagan religions and today's Christianity is "antichrist" in nature, destroying the faith of believers by combining some astonishing truth with plenty of error…."Millions of believers have watched 'Zeitgeist' and many are throwing away their long held faith in Jesus as a result. I am receiving calls from people concerned about family members who are doing just that."[11]

As you can see this evil movie is being used by Satan to pull people away from God. I am sure heresies like this will unfortunately cause many to fall into error.
Revealing of “the Man of Sin”

Another sign that will occur before the Day of the Lord as listed in 2 Thess. 2:3 is that the “man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” We all know that the man of sin is the antichrist. What does this revealing entail? 2 Thessalonians 2:4 gives us the answer:

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The scripture speaks clearly that the antichrist must be revealed and set himself up as God in the Temple before the coming of the Day of the Lord. The Greek word naos is used for temple. Thayer’s lexicon defines naos as: “Used of the temple at Jerusalem, but only of the sacred edifice (or sanctuary) itself, consisting of the Holy place and the Holy of Holies.” Thus scripture indicates that the antichrist will enter the Holy place and possibly the Holy of Holies.
In other parts of scripture, this event has been termed “the Abomination of Desolation”:

When ye therefore shall see the Abomination of Desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) (Matt. 24:15)

And they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.” (Dan. 11:31)

The most likely scenario is that the antichrist will enter the Temple—even into the Holy sanctuary—proclaim himself as god/messiah, desecrate the temple by some means, stop daily sacrifices, and possibly set up some image of himself. This is another sign that must be fulfilled before the Day of the Lord begins.

Will the Temple Be Rebuilt?
This brings us to another consideration. At present, the temple does not exist. In order for the antichrist to perform the Abomination of Desolation, there must be a temple where sacrifice rituals are performed. It is reported that the Jews are ready to build this temple. They are just waiting for the go-ahead. To perform sacrifice rituals there must also be certain items such as the table of shew bread, the golden lamp stand, and the Ark of the Covenant. The late archeologist Ron Wyatt has claimed to have found and seen all of these items and has told leading Jews where they are.[12]

Even if they do not find the originals, many dedicated Jews have already made copies to use in the new temple, which can be viewed at the Temple Institute Web site.[13]

The Mysterious Sign
There is a fifth, kind of mysterious, sign that will happen before the Day of the Lord comes. This sign was given to us in Malachi 4:5–6:

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

We see here that the prophet Elijah will return to earth before the Day of the Lord occurs. It is considered by some to be mysterious because it is not clear exactly how this will transpire. Will he just appear? Or will he be born as a baby? Will he be in a physical body or a spiritual one? These are questions that the scriptures do not detail, making his appearance a bit of a mystery. We do know that one of the main things that he will accomplish is to turn the hearts of the Jewish people to the true Messiah, Jesus Christ. Many Jews are looking for Elijah’s return and believe that, because he did not die and was taken up into heaven, he will come back to earth and will signal to all that the Messianic era is about to begin. Even the Jewish Passover Seder speaks of this anticipation, for the fifth cup is left for Elijah who, according to Jewish tradition, will return on Passover.
Some Christians believe he will most likely be one of the two witnesses listed in Rev. 11:3–14:

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

It is debated as to when the witnesses will perform their miraculous works. It is also debated as to whether or not the exact identity of these two witnesses can be known. What we do know for sure is that Elijah, whether he is one of the witnesses or not, will return before the Day of the Lord.

In SummaryIn summary, at least five events/signs must happen before the Day of the Lord comes:

1. The moon is turned to blood.
2. The sun will be darkened.
3. The great falling away will occur.
4. The antichrist will be revealed and the Abomination of Desolation will occur.
5. The prophet Elijah returns.

Just as God has shown signs in the past before He does a great and mighty work so will He give signs to let the entire world know that the Day of the Lord is close at hand.

[1] The 'pole shift theory' is the hypothesis that the axis of rotation of a planet has not always been at its present-day locations or that the axis will not persist there; in other words, that its physical poles had been or will be shifted. From Wikipedia
[2] Planet x is claimed to be an undiscovered brown dwarf star that orbits our sun and every five to ten thousand years comes close to the earth and causes cataclysmic events.
[3] This passage will most likely have a double fulfillment, the first when Jesus was crucified and the second at the Day of the Lord.
[4] Clarke’s Commentary, http://www.godrules.net/library/clarke/clarke2the2.htm
[5] David Guzik, Study Guide for II Thessalonians, http://blueletterbible.org/Comm/david_guzik/sg/2Th_2.html.
[6] http://www.bible.org/page.asp?page_id=1696
[7] http://www.ufodigest.com/news/0307/tremble.html
[8] http://rael.org/rael_content/rael_summary.php
[9]. Other excellent resources include UFOs: Friend, Foe, or Fantasy, by William R. Goetz (Camp Hill, Pennsylvania); UFOs and the Alien Agenda, by Bob Larson (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers); and Facts on UFOs and Other Supernatural Phenomena, by John Ankerberg and John Weldon (Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House).
[10] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p9vrhLJfEU
[11] http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=92903
[12] For more information on this find, see the article entitled “The Ark of the Covenant Discovered?” at The Coming Epiphany Web site.
[13] http://www.templeinstitute.org/main.htm

Chapter 1

Chapter 1
The Essence of The Day of the Lord


The sun is suddenly darkened, the moon glows the color of blood, the ground shakes violently, the sky splits and rolls away like a scroll, and the stars fall. Grown men run frantically to and fro, screaming like babies, trying to find somewhere to hide, while others just faint from terror.

It is at this time that all the people of the world will have an epiphany. The epiphany will occur at the yet future event known as the Day of the Lord, which is mentioned many times in scripture. It is even the subject matter of the entire book of Joel. Many parts of scripture have whole chapters and paragraphs devoted to the topic. Understanding the Day of the Lord is foundational to a proper understanding of all biblical end-times prophecy. In this chapter, we will examine the essence, reason for, and duration of this Day.

First, we need to come to an understanding of the essential nature of what this future event entails. Renald Showers describes its essence beautifully.

The Day of the Lord refers to God’s special interventions into the course of world events to judge His enemies, accomplish His purpose for history, and thereby demonstrate who He is—the sovereign God of the universe.[1]

This time of God’s special intervention known primarily as The Day of the Lord has been referred to by other terms in scripture, such as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble (Jer. 30:7); His Strange Work/Act (Isa. 28:21); the Day of Israel’s Calamity (Deut. 32:35); the Indignation (Isa. 26:20; Dan. 11:36); the Overflowing Scourge (Isa. 28:15, 18); the Day of Vengeance (Isa. 34:8; 35:4; 61:2); the Day of Wrath/Distress/Wasteness/Desolation (Zeph. 1:15); the Day of Darkness/Thick Darkness/Gloominess (Zeph. 1:15, Joel 2:2); the Day of Trumpet and Alarm (Zeph. 1:16); the hour of trial (Rev. 3:10); the Wrath to Come (1 Thess. 1:10); the Wrath (1 Thess. 5:9), and the Hour of His Judgment (Rev. 14:7). In some instances, the Day of the Lord, due to its unique nature and importance, has been referred to as simply “that day” (Isa. 2:11, 17; 2:20; 4:2; Joel 3:18; Mark 13:32; Luke 21:34; 2 Tim. 1:12, 18; 4:8).

In relation to the events of the last seven years on earth, the yet future Day of the Lord can be characterized as a time of wrath and vengeance poured out upon mankind for their wickedness. As it says in Isaiah 2:10–22:

Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low…and the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols he shall utterly abolish. And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth…To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

The pouring out of God’s wrath during the end times is only part of the Day of the Lord. The Day of the Lord will also include the pouring out of His blessings during the millennium.

The future Day of the Lord will have at least a twofold nature. First, it will be characterized by darkness and a tremendous outpouring of divine wrath upon the world (Joel 2:1–2; Amos 5:18–20; Zeph. 1:14–15; 1 Th. 5:1–11). Amos 5:18–20 emphasizes that this will be the total nature of the Day of the Lord for God’s enemies. It will bring no divine light or blessing to them. This will be the nature of the Day of the Lord during the 70th week of Daniel. Second, the Day of the Lord will also be characterized by light, an outpouring of divine blessing, and the administration of God’s rule. The Prophet Joel, after talking about the darkening of the sun, moon, and stars and God’s Day of the Lord judgment of the armies of the nations gathered in Israel (Joel 3:9-16), foretold great divine blessing “in that day” (Joel 3:17–21).[2]

So even though the portion of the Day of the Lord that occurs before the millennium will consist of the wrath of God being poured out on a sinful world, after that aspect of the Day of the Lord is finished, then blessings will be poured out during the Millennium.

There have also been past fulfillments of the Day of the Lord:

The Bible indicates that there have been several Days of the Lord in the past in which God demonstrated His sovereign rule by raising up several nations to execute His judgement on other nations. He raised up Assyria to judge the northern kingdom of Israel during the 700s B.C. (Amos 5:18, 20), Babylon to judge the southern kingdom of Judah during the 600s and 500s B.C. (Lam. 1:12; 2:1, 21–22; Eze. 7:19; 13:5; Zep. 2:2–3), Babylon to judge Egypt and its allies during the 500s B.C. (Jer. 46:10; Eze. 30:3), and Medo-Persia to judge Babylon during the 500s B.C. (Isa. 13:6, 9).[3]

Many passages concerning the Day of the Lord speak not only of some of these past fulfillments but also a future fulfillment of a yet to come great Day of the Lord. These double reference passages[4] can be difficult to interpret. However, upon reading them, it is clearly evident that their remains a yet future great Day of the Lord. For example in Amos 5:18 it says “Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light.” This passage in Amos, as referenced above, refers to the judgment brought upon the Northern tribes during the 700’s B.C. but yet it is clear to see that the passage also makes reference to the yet future Day of the Lord in which there will be darkness over the whole earth as described in Acts 2:20.

Scripture also makes it clear that there is only one Day of the Lord that is yet to come. “For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land” (Hag. 2:6). “Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven” (Heb. 12:26). The passage from Hebrews tells us, in reference to the Mount Sinai occurrence, that it was the voice of the Lord that shook the earth and that the shaking of the earth from the Lord’s voice will happen only once more. The Isaiah 2 passage above tells us that this will occur during the Day of the Lord, “when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.” This yet future one remaining great Day of the Lord—when God will shake the heavens and the earth—is the time in which God’s wrath will be poured out upon men and they will be so afraid, as we read in the Isaiah passage, that they will try to hide themselves in the clefts of the rocks because of their fear of the Lord and the glory of His majesty. At that time, all men will be humbled and God will be exalted. Isaiah again describes it as a day of destruction, fierce anger, and wrath; and again echoes that men will be terrified during this time. They will experience extreme anguish like they have never experienced before:

Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. (Isa. 13:6–13)

This last passage not only reiterates the fact that the Day of the Lord is a time when God’s wrath is poured out upon the world, but it also tells us the reason for it. Namely, it is a punishment for the sins and wickedness of the world. As it says in verse 11, “And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity.” Thus scripture tells us that the purpose for the Day of the Lord is to punish the world for its sin.

Isaiah 34:8–10 also brings this out, describing the Day of the Lord as a day of vengeance.

For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion. And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

God is the one responsible for pouring out judgment upon mankind for their sins at this time. It is the righteous punishment for sinning against a holy God. God has a limit to the sin that He allows. Once a society or a people group reaches a certain level of sin, they are in danger of His wrath being poured out on them. This was the case in the days of Noah when the world was hit with a devastating worldwide flood. This was the case with Sodom and Gomorrah when they were obliterated with fire and brimstone. This was the case with the Egyptians who received God’s wrath through the hand of Moses. This will also be the case with our world when the Day of the Lord arrives. It will be the day when wicked unrepentant men reap the just retribution for their evil deeds.

This is again echoed in Jeremiah 46:10: “For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries.”
Consider what Zephaniah and Malachi say about this day:

The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land. (Zeph. 1:14–18)

For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. (Mal. 4:1)

Again, we see that the Day of the Lord brings great destruction upon the world because they have sinned against Him and remained unrepentant. Zephaniah sums it up, describing it as a day of wrath.

The book of Joel is an expose that exclusively refers to the Day of the Lord and contains a wealth of information about that time. Among other things, it reveals to us another purpose for the Day of the Lord: that people would be brought to repentance. This is clearly seen in Joel 2:11–14:

For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the Lord your God?

God does not take pleasure in judging people. It breaks His heart, and He earnestly desires that sinners might turn to Him and not be judged.[5] He pours out His judgment only as a last resort.

There are many reasons judgment falls. One is that He is a just judge and will righteously recompense those who have broken His holy law. He also brings judgment because He does not want cancerous sin to spread to others—such was the case with Sodom and Gomorrah. And He brings judgment or the threat of judgment because He wants people to repent and experience a wonderful relationship with Him. God is very merciful and always wants people to repent; and judgment or the threat of judgment is always the last resort.

God never springs judgment upon people unawares. He will always warn them before the final judgment comes. Sometimes, this warning comes through lesser judgments. Many times these warnings come by way of His prophets in His holy Word, who through the ages have proclaimed His warnings, even for us today. A classic example of this was with what happened to the city of Nineveh. God sent the prophet Jonah to proclaim the message that their city was to be destroyed in 40 days because of their wickedness. After this warning was issued, the people repented, and the judgment was stayed.

The Day of the Lord will be a time of severe judgment that God has been warning us about for thousands of years. Those who choose to repent before that day will escape His wrath.

Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger come upon you. Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger. (Zeph. 2:2–3)

Even during the time that His wrath is being poured out people can still repent. In fact, Joel goes on to tell us that as a result of the Day of the Lord, many in the nation of Israel will be brought to repentance. In Joel 2:15–21, it says,

Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people. Yea, the Lord will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things. Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.

In this passage, we see that as a result of some of the events of the Day of the Lord, Israel will repent. This is evidenced by their blowing a trumpet, sanctifying a fast, and calling for a solemn assembly. Their turning to the Lord will result in the blessings of God being bestowed upon them.

Blessings in the Day of the Lord
We have established that the Day of the Lord is a day of wrath and destruction upon mankind. God brings judgment because He wants to cleanse the world of sin and because He sincerely desires for people to repent. Some will choose to repent and they will experience blessings during the Day of the Lord in the millennium:

So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim. (Joel 3:17–18)

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one. (Zech. 14:6–9)

So even though the Day of the Lord will primarily be a day of wrath, it will cause some to repent and will culminate in blessing. Next, we will consider the length of time that the Day of the Lord will encompass.

How Long Will the Day of the Lord Last?
How long will the Day of the Lord last? Will it be a literal 24-hour day or will it be longer? In the Bible, the word “day” can refer to part of a day, a whole day (24 hours), or a longer period of time. In Matthew 20:2, it refers to part of a day: “And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.” Clearly, this refers to only the working part of a day. In Genesis 7:17, the word “day” refers to a 24-hour period: “And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.” But the word “day” can also refer to an undetermined period of time as in John 9:4, “day” refers to an undetermined period of time: “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” Clearly, “day” in this context refers to a longer period of time, namely the time that God has given to each of us for service to Him.

So when we talk about the Day of the Lord, what are we referring to? A part of a day, a whole day, or a longer period of time? I contend that the Day of the Lord is a period of time and not a single day. In Chapter 7, I will detail many of the events that will transpire in the Day of the Lord. One of those events will be demon locusts torturing people for five months (Rev. 9:1–6). Thus, it stands to reason that if it is one of the events of the Day of the Lord, then the Day of the Lord refers to a period of time longer than a day.

The pouring out of God’s wrath during the Day of the Lord—the Day of wrath—will be one of the most horrific times the earth will ever go through. It is a time in which God’s wrath is poured out upon men as just retribution for their wickedness. Hopefully, many will heed the clear call to repent and be spared from this time of great wrath. This is the essence of the Day of the Lord.
Now that we have an understanding of the essence of the Day of the Lord we will turn our attention to the signs that precede it—letting all who recognize the signs know of the imminence of that great day.

[1] Renald E. Showers, Maranatha, Our Lord Come (Bellmawr, NJ: The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, 1995), 38.
[2] Showers, Maranatha, Our Lord Come, 32–33,39.
[3] Ibid., 30.
[4] “This law observes the fact that often a passage or a block of Scripture is speaking of two different persons or two different events which are separated by a long period of time. In the passage itself they are blended into one picture, and the time gap between the two persons or two events is not presented by the text itself. The fact that a gap of time exists is known because of other Scriptures." Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, The Footsteps of Messiah, rev. ed. (Tustin, CA: Ariel Ministries, 2003), 4.
[5] O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! (Mt 23:27)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Introduction

The Coming Epiphany--Introduction

The student exclaimed, “Oh! I get it!” I have taught mathematics for many years, and sometimes, after explaining a new concept, a few just don’t quite get it. When that happens I usually try explaining the concept another way, and many times I have heard them say, “Oh! I get it!” When somebody finally gets it, that is what is known as an epiphany. Here is the formal dictionary definition of an epiphany.[1]

A sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something.

An intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event), usually simple and striking.

One of the central themes of this book concerns the explanation of the epiphany that is coming to all mankind. It will happen on a day when men cry out with the sudden perception of the essential nature or meaning of Christ. It will happen on a day when they will gain a grasp of reality through a very special prophetic event. The reality that they will be awakened to will cause their hearts to melt in terror. This event is known in the Bible as the Day of the Lord, and it will follow several signs that will be given to let all the world know that the day is approaching.

The epiphany that will come upon mankind at the Day of the Lord will be part of a larger series of events that will occur during the seven-year end-times period known as the 70th Week of Daniel or, as some call it, the “tribulation.” This period constitutes the last seven years on earth before Jesus Christ returns and establishes His millennial reign. The most incredible series of events yet experienced on the earth will take place during the 70th Week. These events will span seven years of 360 days (based on the ancient Jewish “prophetic” year), for a total of 2,520 days. Some of these events will be so cataclysmic that men will try to hide themselves in crevices of the earth, their hearts will fail, and they will cry out for fear.

The reason that the Day of the Lord is so cataclysmic is that it is a period of time in which God pours out His wrath upon the world. This event culminates with the Lord Jesus Christ’s return to earth to rule and reign over the whole world. In the first few chapters this book will focus in on the event known as the Day of the Lord. As you will see the Day of the Lord, as outlined by scripture, has profound theological implications. Specifically we will examine what will occur before, during, and after that Day. We will also examine several related aspects associated with the Day of the Lord such as America in Bible prophecy, the coming world kingdom—the New World Order, the antichrist, the prophetic implications of the feasts of the Lord, a chronology of the sixty nine and seventy weeks, and give practical spiritual applications to these essential prophetic truths.

We will begin our discussion of prophetic truths by first establishing a framework of prophetic principles. The first piece in the framework is to define or examine the essential nature of the Day of the Lord.

[1]Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary (Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1985).

Friday, April 23, 2010

America's Fate

A few days ago I posted about America being the end times Babylon and the judgment that she will receive. The recent tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico reminded me of America's eventual fate.

Like the recent tragedy America will one day burn in WWIII which will cause the ship masters to keep far away "for the fear of her burning." And after her burning, just before Jesus returns to the earth at Armageddon, she will sink under the waves just as the oil rig did.

As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the Lord; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein. Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon. (Jer. 50:40-42)

Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. (Rev. 18:10)

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. (Rev. 18:21)

The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof. (Jer. 51:42)

The good news is that just as people were saved from dying on the oil rig so can Americans be saved from the destructions that are coming to America. If one accepts the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior you can be saved from the destructions coming to America and from eternal punishment in hell.

Sadly and tragically America will be judged, it is my prayer and desire that many would see the judgement coming and be saved.

Preface

The Coming Epiphany--Preface

Thomas angrily pounded his fist on the table saying, “You are crazy, the world is flat! If you sail too far, you will fall off!”Christopher responded, “No, you are wrong. The world is round, and I will not fall off!” I can easily imagine this type of argument between Christopher Columbus and one of his peers. We all know who was eventually proved right; but at the time, because of the limited knowledge many possessed, the topic of whether the world was round or flat was a heated topic of debate. Today, there is another heated and complicated topic of debate: biblical prophecy and especially the timing of the rapture. The information presented in this book deals with this complicated topic. The information presented in this book deals with this complicated topic and will prove by scripture which one of the many rapture theories is the correct one.

There are many books on the market that deal with biblical prophecy. Why is this book different? Why listen to me? Who am I to say what is right or wrong? Should you listen to me because I have been involved in preaching and teaching God’s Word on a daily basis for the last 20 years, or because I have memorized and meditated on scripture every day for the last 23 years, or because I have a Master of Divinity degree from a conservative fundamental Christian university, or because I have fasted and prayed over this book? No, even though credentials have their place, you should not listen to anyone because they have “credentials.” You should only listen to me or any Bible teacher or preacher because what they say agrees with the Word of God. We all have the responsibility before God to go to the scriptures ourselves and see if what we are being taught agrees with all of scripture just like the Bereans did. “These [Bereans] were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11).

Scripture and scripture alone is the standard by which everything must be judged. Unfortunately, many approach end-times scriptures with a predetermined theological mindset and then try to make scripture fit into their theology. What sets this book apart from all the rest is that it attempts to approach the topic with all of scripture, and scripture alone, as its basis. A theological belief is then formed on the basis of what all of the scriptures dictate.

In this book scripture will be interpreted according to the following principle: “When the plain sense of scripture makes common sense, seek no other sense; therefore, take every word at its primary, ordinary, usual, literal meaning unless the facts of the immediate context, studied in the light of related passages and axiomatic and fundamental truths, indicate clearly otherwise.[1] In other words, scripture will be interpreted literally unless it is evident that a symbolic interpretation is warranted by the text. Theological systems will then be evaluated in light of what the Bible says and not the other way around, as many books on this topic do.

Many end-times books also are based solely or partly on various extra-biblical ancient and modern-day prophecies. It is apparent that many of these prophecies are man-made or even demonic in origin, and even though they may contain some truth, they do not contain all truth and thus cannot be trusted. The only sure foundation that we have for faith and doctrine is the Word of God. When this book uses extra-biblical sources, it is only to support a point that has already been made from the scriptures.

The understanding of prophecy and formulating correct prophetic beliefs is much like putting together the pieces of a complicated jigsaw puzzle. In putting together a puzzle, one first examines all the pieces, then selects the border pieces and starts to assemble the border. After the border of the puzzle is completed, one works on filling in the center. As we know, to complete the puzzle, we must fit every piece perfectly with its surrounding pieces. When every piece is fitted in, the picture is complete.

The pieces of the “prophecy puzzle” are the numerous prophetic verses found throughout the Bible. The border pieces are the prophetic principles set forth in scripture, such as the principle that God will not allow His children to be subject to His wrath (1 Thess. 5:9), that no one knows the day or hour of the return of Christ Jesus, etc. In attempting to formulate a correct prophetic view of future events, one must put all the pieces within this framework so that all the pieces fit together perfectly. In other words, one must establish a prophetic belief system that is in agreement with all of the prophetic principles and all of the prophetic scriptures so there are no contradictions. We can check any theological position for its correctness by comparing it to all of the scriptural principles and truths found in the Bible. If it contradicts any of them, that theological position is in error.

The theological position presented in this book has undergone the scrutiny of such an analysis. Do not take my word for it. Go to the Lord and the scriptures, and prove to yourself that what is being presented is in agreement with all scripture.

In this book, I will endeavor to present what the whole of scripture says with regard to prophetic events and not necessarily what any theological system dictates. I ask that you would prayerfully compare what I present with scripture. If I have been accurate in presenting the truth of God’s Word—and these pages represent the truth of what is to come—then all of scripture will agree with what I am stating. And in all of your prophetic study, whether through this book or any other, let me remind you of one of God’s wonderful promises: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering” (James 1:5–6). I pray that this book will be a blessing to you

A proper understanding of biblical prophecy is extremely important and is essential to the life of the believer (or unbeliever, for that matter). Without it, regardless of your spiritual background, you could be caught off guard and be unprepared for what is going to take place on the earth in the near future. Should this occur, you would most likely place yourself in spiritual and or physical jeopardy. If the rapture occurs and you are left behind, you will most likely suffer a terrible fate. Thus, I beseech you to take very seriously the information presented in this book, for it will be of such profound importance that I liken it to the importance of Christopher Columbus saying that the world is round.

[1] The Golden Rule of Interpretation, by David L. Cooper.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rapture "Not" Ready

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Are you ready for the rapture? Most Christians would answer "yes!" Unfortunately even though most Christians think that they are ready for the rapture, they are not. The reason is because they think that the rapture can occur at any time and they will be spared from all of the sorrows and tribulations of the last 7 years. Thus in their thinking all they have to do to be ready for the rapture is to be a Christian. Unfortunately and sadly they are wrong because the rapture will not occur until after the sixth seal is opened. Thus any person alive at the time will be faced with the events of the first 5 seals. So is the average Christian ready to live through the first 5 seals? NO! Therefore most Christians are rapture "not" ready.

How do I know that a Christian will have to live through the first 5 seals? Because of what God's Word says, not what I feel, not what this person or that person says, but because of what God's Word says! God's Word is our only source for doctrine. There are many end times theories held by Christians that are in direct opposition to clear Bible passages and Bible principals. One of those theories is the so called doctrine of imminence. Here is what I have written regarding God's Word and imminence in The Coming Epiphany.

Yet another argument put forth by pre-trib adherents is their belief in the doctrine of the imminent return of Christ. They reason that since the apostles were awaiting the return of Christ with great expectancy—and that they may even have believed that Christ could return and the rapture could occur at any time—that nothing has to occur prophetically before the rapture can take place. This includes the peace treaty or any parts of the 70th Week of Daniel.

This is a doctrine that was shown to be false by the apostle Paul himself. In 2 Thessalonians 2:1–3, Paul had to address the Thessalonians concerning a doctrinal problem they had regarding the timing of the rapture:

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.

The Thessalonians falsely believed that the Day of the Lord and the rapture were ready to occur (or had already occurred) and that they missed it and were in the Day of the Lord period. Paul told them that they did not miss it. He also told them about two signs that must occur beforehand, namely the great falling away and the revealing of the antichrist.

We have also elaborated on three other signs that need to occur before the Day of the Lord or the Day of Christ: the moon being turned to blood, the sun being darkened, and the prophet Elijah returning to earth. Therefore, since God has made it clear that certain things must occur before the rapture occurs at the Day of the Lord, and since those things have not happened yet, there can be no doctrine of imminence. Christ’s return will not be imminent until the signs mentioned above have first occurred. Van Kampen elaborates on this point:

The return of Christ has never been truly imminent and will never be imminent until the great tribulation of antichrist begins and the surrounding Gentile nations come together against Jerusalem in the valley of Jehoshaphat. Only then are the elect of God told to look for the sign of Christ’s coming which will be seen in the heavens, but only after the earth is first plunged into darkness by the sign of the end of the age.

So while the first-century church, as recorded in the New Testament writings, showed a great expectation and anticipation of the return of Christ, the scriptures themselves tell us that the rapture cannot occur at any time, but only after the signs are fulfilled.
The Coming Epiphany

So the rapture cannot occur at any time. It cannot occur until after certain things are fulfilled, i.e. the antichrist appears and the moon turns to blood, etc. So there is no doctrine of imminence until these things are fulfilled. Thus at this point in time there is no doctrine of imminence!

So unless you are ready to live through the first 5 seals you are rapture "not" ready. Note: Nobody can be totally ready for the first 5 seals but in a future post I will describe steps that you can take to get as ready as possible, or you could read The Coming Epiphany, where I devote an entire chapter to the subject.

On a side note there is a popular website called "Rapture Ready." I posted there years ago until I got kicked off because I posted in their non pre tribulation section about the rapture not occurring until after the sixth seal, I followed the rules. I was being effective in convincing some to see the truth about the rapture. I guess they did not like that so I was kicked off. So much for a healthy exchange of ideas. The ironic and sad thing about the whole matter is that they are rapture "not" ready, and they are perpetuating the false and dangerous pre tribulation rapture theory.

The time is short. I pray to God that Christians would wake up!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Who Turned Off the Lights?

One of the great conveniences of the modern world is electricity. However with the benefit also comes a risk. The risk is that we have become so dependent upon it that if was suddenly taken away many would have a hard time surviving. Unfortunately I believe that it is highly probable that in the near future some of us may lose electricity for long periods of time. If that conjecture is correct, which I will elaborate on below, then it would be prudent to prepare to live without it.

There are several reasons why I feel that we may lose electricity in the near future.

1. The coming solar storms.

There are several pieces of scientific information that have revealed that our solar system and the sun are about to go through cataclysmic cyclical change.


As may be expected, having the magnetic sphere of the sun expand and bulge out past the orbits of the inner planets likely will have an impact on earth since we are one of the inner planets. The thinking is that a magnetic 'bow wave' will be followed by a Coronal Mass Ejection(CME), which is what the PowersThatBe seem most afraid to encounter. However the real danger to the planet comes from the magnetic bow wave itself. Especially when we have a diminished, and weakened magnetosphere. The impact of the magnetic discharge from the sun will overwhelm what is left of earth's protective magnetosphere and initiate both a pole and a crustal shift. Details of this processay be found in Geryls' books. The effects will be profound. HalfPastHuman.com

A Boeing/NASA insider has recently revealed that scientists at NASA are expecting cataclysmic changes in regards to universe electrics. This insider that leaked this info is moving to a farm in June and is preparing to live without electricity for an extended period of time. Here are a few snippets of what he revealed.

There is a reason so many are sending birds up to watch the Sun - and it's not cause we just would like to know more about the Sun. The Sun is already reacting to 'forces' we can't see... I am NOT trying to survive a moon crash - that one was funny. Not even an asteroid, because to many variables. I am learning how to adjust to a lack of electrons in house wiring for some time. Electro MAgnetic Pulse - that's a big concern and now I really have to go. Bye...And i wouldn't put that much time into 'when' Being called back for 1430 bye...This is likely going to be my last post. I had a long talk with my wife and family this weekend. For reasons I cannot explain well enough to suit the proof requirements of many here - I have decided that we will be making our move out to our property in June of this year. The Coming

2. It is part of their plan.

Atlas Shrugged is an illuminati blueprint book regarding the take over of the world. Look at what is written.

When the rails are cut, the city of New York will starve in two days. That’s all the supply of food its got. It’s fed by a continent three thousand miles long. How will they carry food to New York? By directive and ox-cart? But first, before it happens, they’ll go through the whole of the agony- through the shrinking, the shortages, the hunger riots, the stampeding violence in the midst of the growing stillness ... They’ll lose the airplanes first, then their automobiles, then their trucks, then their horsecarts ... Their factories will stop, then their furnaces and their radios. Then their electric light system will go..and the lights of New York had gone out. The men of the mind had taken over the world.

3. You will not be able to buy or sell.

Unfortunately to the surprise of many Christians the rapture will not occur until after the antichrist arises and the mark of the beast will be required in order to buy or sell. So a true Christian will not take the mark and will not be able to buy or sell, i.e. buy electricity even if it was still available.

4. We are being warned.

Here is a recent post by Watchman 2009 regarding the coming solar storms.

You must be very, very close to the Lord in the coming days - that comes through prayer, fasting and reading of the Word. When you see Mount Rushmore fall, then many of you will need to immediately leave the cities where you are - those whom the Lord has instructed to do this. Right after the fall of Mount Rushmore, then the solar storms will hit major areas of this country. When that happens your cars will not run because the electronics will be fried, the water will not be on in your homes because there will be no electricity to power the pumping stations, there will be no electricity to heat your homes, none to cook with, none to light your way. The confusion and fear in those cities will be horrendous, so you must get out before the storms hit. Those who are listening to the Lord will know what cities to leave, and when. Do not ask me what cities, because I do not know. That is something on which the Lord must lead each one of you individually. He who has an ear to hear, let him ear.

If you wait until it is too late, you will be trapped in the cities that are hit. There will be tremendous fires that cannot be put out because of the lack of water pressure. Crime will be unbelievable. Food and water will be non-existant. This nation will truly become a nation of refuges. Prepare while you can - fast, pray and read the Bible
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So for all of these reasons I believe in the near future that some of us may be faced with extended periods of no electricity. So what should one do? Just trust God, right? Yes of course, but "God will not do for you what He has given you power to do for yourself." (Dr. Bob Jones Sr.) We should prepare as best as we can trusting God all the while. And as Watchman 2009 emphasized we must be very close to the Lord and attentive to the Spirit's leading.

Look I am not trying to scare you; I am trying to help you prepare for what may be coming. If a hurricane were headed your way wouldn't you want to know so that you could prepare?

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Monday, April 12, 2010

322, Health Care, and The Dollar Code Pt. 2

Is it health reform or did they reform health? In the post 322, Health Care and the Dollar Code I showed how the satanic encoded date on the dollar bill--2/22/2010--pointed to the health reform bill and gave some analysis on its ramifications. Since that time further revelations about health reform have been brought to my attention that show its sinister goals. BTW did you notice the scroll work in the logo above? Now where did I see that before?

1. It could financially impact states in a very negative big way.

The addition to existing law of five words, and a comma, may cause a world of hurt to state governments.

Tucked away on page 466 of President Obama’s 2,704-page health-care bill is a provision that changes the definition of “medical assistance,” the term describing what states are required to provide to Medicaid recipients.

States have in the past been required to provide payment for services to physicians. Now, under the new definition, states will be liable for ensuring provision of “the care and services themselves.”

In other words, states are legally on the hook not only to ensure that Medicaid recipients are paid for, but that they’re seen by a doctor.

Medicaid recipients have found it increasingly difficult to be seen by doctors, as states in extreme economic duress have cut payment rates.

The new law seeks to solve the problem, but may cost states even more money at a time when most are in some of the worst economic straits since the Great Depression.

“With the expanded definition, it leaves every state vulnerable to a new wave of lawsuits any time someone cannot access a service, even if that service is limited by virtue of the rates we pay,” said Alan Levine, Louisiana’s secretary of health and hospitals, in a recent memo prepared for fellow state government officials.

Levine wrote: “DHH cannot estimate the cost of this, but it is not even worth estimating. It will be substantial.”
The Daily Caller

2. Chipping is in the bill.

Microchipping To Begin In 36 Months Under New Health Bill

The new Health Care Bill, H.R. 3200, just passed by Congress has within it the requirement that all people thereunder shall be microchiped. The plans for this microchipping has been in the hopper going back to December of 2004.

Witness the actual FDA (Food and Drug Administration) document dated December 10, 2004 entitled “Class II Special Guidance Document: Implantable Radiofrequency Transponder System for Patient Identification and Health Information. This ten page document may be read on the FDA website at
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuid...

Now witness the wording within H.R. 3200, “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009” found on Congresses’ House Ways and Means website,
http://waysandmeans.house.gov/media/pdf/111/AAHCA09001xml.pdf
On page 1001 is “Subtitle C – National Medical Device Registry” which states,

“The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that … is or has been used in or on a patient…”

In other words, everyone microchipped pursuant to the new Health Care Bill must be registered with the Secretary. The “Secretary” is defined as the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The date by which this registry is to begin is mandated on page 1006, which is 36 months after the Health Bill becomes law.
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3. The agenda is to "transform you into a beast worshipping beast or to kill you!"

The bold statement "YES WE CAN" shouts rebellion in the sovereign God's face, who has made it very clear that declaring what things will be is His own business. The reverse speech of that expression in that context presents a distinct "thank you Satan" to the hearer, expressing gratitude to whom it is due for the "Health Reform" action that brings the dawning of the greater light.

Like a progress indicator bar, the Apollo Obama brand agents are signaling our current status, that the coming greater incarnation of Apollo is being "uploaded" now, facilitated by the success of the "Health Reform" effort!

"Health Reform" is not the same as "Health Care Reform." Make no mistake, if the word "Care" was intended to appear, it would. We know the sales and marketing of the deal leads everyone to casually think "Health Care Reform." If anyone even noticed the omission of the word "Care," they would likely dismiss it, thinking, "Health Reform, Health Care Reform, same difference - whatever." The occult imagery reveals, however, that the agenda here is, quite frankly, to transform you into a Beast worshiping beast or kill you. This is Health Reform! They are simply stating what they mean, in plain language, in plain sight! Two words basically define health; wholeness and holiness. (Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper) To reform is simply to form again, to remake in another form. Over and over and over and over again in this blog you have read how a triple helix transformation is planned to remake the man created in the image of His Creator into the serpent's own image. This is Health Reform. Health Care Reform is just a pretext.
The Open Scroll

Here is something interesting to ponder. The number of the bill is H.R. 3200. 3200 = 1600 + 1600. Right around the time of health reform Israel announced plans for 1600 settlement units because of this Netanyahu was called to the White House (1600 Pennsylvania Ave). Does this point to a connection between Israel, The USA, and health reform?

The encoding of the date 2/22/2010 on the dollar bill and its associated date 3/22/2010 and its connection to health reform (I am no longer calling it health care reform) at first was puzzling. Why would health reform be encoded on the dollar bill? The answer is now apparent and becoming clearer and more sinister by the day. The times are indeed troubling and stormy seas are on the horizon. I am glad my Father is the great God of the universe and that He loves me as His own Son and will guide me through the approaching storm.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Rapture: Why & Wnen

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Is there a rapture? And if there is a rapture when in the last 7 years will it occur?

Some do not believe in a rapture, but God through scripture, our only source for doctrine, says that there is a rapture. I will clearly show you this fact. Answer this question; will God ever allow His children to experience His wrath? Scripture answers a resounding, NO. God spared righteous Noah and Lot and He will spare us from His wrath.

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Rom 5:9. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. 1 Thes 1:1 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thes 5:9.

It is clear God's children will not be subject to His wrath. Many of the events of the end times are part of God's wrath. So just like God rescued Noah and Lot He will rescue us via the rapture before He pours out His wrath on the unrighteous. Thus if there is God's wrath then there has to be a rapture. In 1 Thes we are given a clear picture and description of the rapture where the words "caught up" are used to describe it.

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.16. 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:17. 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.18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.2. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.3. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.4. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

So it is clear there is a rapture; when does it occur? That is easy to answer; it occurs just before God's wrath begins. So if we find when God's wrath begins then the rapture will be just before that. When in the end times does God's wrath begin? Again scripture is clear it begins after the sixth seal is opened.

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;13. And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.14. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.15. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens 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 that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:17. For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

For the great day of His wrath is come! Again it is clear God's wrath begins after the sixth seal is opened. (And BTW it cannot happen before the fifth seal because the fifth seal is the persecution of Jews and Christians and God will not persecute His children, that is an action of the devil and his deceived ones.) As a matter of fact if you look closely at the Revelation 6 passage above and notice what the men of the earth say; "hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne," and ask yourself this question; how can they say hide us from His face if they do not see Him? In fact they do see Him, that is why they say that because Jesus has come to the clouds for all to see to rescue His children from the great day of His wrath which consists of seal 7 - Vial 7.

Forgive me for being blunt, but Christians need to wake up and stop ignoring what the scriptures teach concerning the rapture. It is vitally important to have a correct rapture theory! Please wake up dear brother and sister in Christ before it is too late! Wake up!

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Palestinian State by 2011--USA Splits

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The logo of the Palestine National Authority appears before you. If they have their way their logo will be given a home in the land of Israel in 2011 which includes Jerusalem.

On August 26, 2009, the government of Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority issued a detailed plan to establish a de-facto Palestinian state within two years, outside the framework of the Roadmap and of the Oslo Interim Agreement. The Palestinian Authority had rejected a proviso of the roadmap that would allow them to declare a state within the framework of the second stage of the roadmap. The state program would bring them into direct conflict with Israel, especially since the borders of the state are declared as including all of the land occupied by Israel in Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem. Mideastweb.org

So this plan has been around awhile with little support but while the health care debacle was taking place (many times when big things are happening in the news more important things are happening behind the scenes) the quartet applied some pressure.

JERUSALEM - President Obama was expected to pressure visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into accepting the Middle East Quartet's two-year timetable for formal Palestinian statehood in 2011. Though members of Netanyahu's inner cabinet advised the Israeli leader to resist any attempt by the White House or the so-called Middle East Quartet to put a stopwatch on "final status" negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have thrown their support behind the 2011 statehood initiative.The Post reported that if PA-Israel peace negotiations are still deadlocked by 2011, Fayyad, with the encouragement of the White House, the Quartet and the Arab League, will formally announce Palestinian statehood in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, calling on Israel to immediately withdraw to the 1949 UN armistice lines. Source: The Jewish Press

So even if Israel does not agree to this plan with the support of the quartet they will announce a Palestinian state. So it appears as the splitting of Israel is a done deal with mid 2011 being the time. I am not a prophet but I firmly believe that if we force Israel to split their land that God will split our land. What we do to Israel God will do to us. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12:3.

Many are warning us of impending judgement: I saw a huge earthquake in the middle of the United States. It was tremendous and seemed to split the United States in half about where the Mississippi River is. The crack in the earth that resulted was huge and that area totally sinks. It is miles wide and it opens up and the earth falls down. It seemed to swallow everything. Then water flowed in from the Gulf of Mexico all the way up to the Great Lakes, only they weren't lakes anymore, they became all part of a big inland sea Sarah Hoffman
"Barack Obama I warned you NOT TO TOUCH MY HOLY LAND! Yet in your arrogance and pride you and your top officials CONDEMNED MY PEOPLE AND MY LAND!! You are trying to force my people into splitting My Holy City! You also recently split your own nation by forcing open the jaws of the citizens and forcing them to swallow an abomination called Obamacare. "Therefore says the Lord God I will physically split your nation in two with an earthquake like has never occurred before. It will begin in the city where you began your corrupt and detestable political career, Chicago, and will split open the earth to the Gulf of Mexico. It will cause a chasm in the earth that will swallow up cities and people. Millions will die and the devastation will be beyond belief. The blood of everyone who dies will be upon your hands for all eternity, you will never escape the guilt. "This is the beginning of horrors that will be unleashed upon the USA, just the beginning." Cliff Hilbert
So beware America if we force Israel to split their land in 2011 then we can expect the same.

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