Thursday, August 31, 2017

Part I: Naysayers Regarding Revelation 12:1-2 and the Fact of the Matter

Updated 31 August 2017: This must be stated in the clearest, most unambiguous manner possible. It is the view of Eschatology Today that the great sign (megas sēmeion) of Revelation 12:1-2 will be fulfilled exactly as it is written on 23 September 2017.

For all of the nine years that Eschatology Today has existed, it has existed for one, over-riding, primary reason. This reason is stated clearly within the prophetic artwork on the mainpage depicting New Jerusalem descending to the earth:
"Current world events seen through the clarifying lens of the LORD's inerrant prophetic word. The Lord's Word proclaims a series of 'latter days' events leading to the second coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His Kingdom upon the earth in this generation."

The LORD's inerrant prophetic word. That's also pretty unambiguous, don't you think? One of the 'latter days' events is the great sign of Revelation 12:1-2. It is as specific as specific can possibly be. Literally. And it will occur, as of the date of this posting, exactly 23 days from now. But you won't have to wait that long to see it in progress with your own eyes. And you won't need a program like Stellarium to do so either. 

Let's keep this simple. Click on the above image. Save it. Study it. Look it over real good. Then, on a clear night in the next few days go out, and as our Lord has directed, look up, and see the prophetic great sign with your own eyes. It declares that our redemption draws nigh! Also pretty unambiguous, no? 

Allow me to say it another way. How close would you say the Harpazo is if we are literally gazing at the night sky overhead and all of the elements of the sign of Revelation 12:1-2 are present in exact detail? Only the sun is missing from the night sky, yet during daylight on the morning of 23 September the sun will be sitting on Virgo's left shoulder as this prophecy comes to its fulfillment. That's a fact. And if you happen to be in Israel on this date, oh what a sight you would have to behold!

So, when you go out to look up at the sky you will see in the constellation Virgo, right above the very bright star Spica, the planet Jupiter (the king planet). For the past 39 weeks Jupiter has been "wandering" in the trapezoid-like rectangle which is anchored on the bottom by Spica. This trapezoid rectangle is the "womb" of Virgo. At the end of the 40th week, on 9 September to be precise, Jupiter will commence moving down the "birth canal" in a two-week long period of labor, emerging on the birth date of 23 September, and thus completing the normal 42-week long term of a human female's pregnancy, from conception to live birth. Coincidence? Not possible because the precision of these movements and the time involved is so exact, so precise that only God is capable of making it happen.  Yes, Almighty God controls the movement of the Sun, the moon, the googolplexian of stars, and the planets (known in ancient times as wandering stars) with precision and omnipotent power. This is no coincidence, and it's only half of the prophecy.

The other half concerns the nine stars of the constellation Leo (the Lion of Judah). These nine stars are visible to the naked eye, which is why throughout history the overwhelming majority of graphic renderings of Leo have nine stars. To these nine there are added three other wandering stars which line up on the ecliptic to the left of Leo's bright star, Regulus. These wandering stars are, left to right, the planets Mercury, Mars and Venus. Together these twelve lights in the sky are the crown of twelve stars upon Virgo's head. Word for word, what we can see with out own eyes in the heaven above is exactly what the God-breathed prophecy declares in the plain text of Revelation 12:1-2. It cannot be denied!

And this is why I am aghast at seeing and hearing of so many of our born-again, Spirit-indwelt brethren acting as if they were participants in the act seen below with respect to the prophecy of Revelation 12:1-2.

I am reminded of something I stated on this blog not to long ago (see The Harpazo) about the laqach (harpazo) of Elijah. The 50 sons of prophets of Bethel met Elijah and Elisha on their way to Elijah's harpazo across the Jordan River. Those 50 sons of prophets knew in advance that Elijah would be caught up by the Lord; they told Elisha the Elijah would be taken that very day. And afterward, having seen the harpazo occur with their own eyes from a distance at Jericho, they did not believe what they had seen, and went to look for Elijah. 

This is very much what I fret will occur with some of our brethren, they will see this exactingly precise fulfillment of Revelation 12:1-2 with their own eyes, or they have already made up their minds and will ignore it, and nevertheless will still say it was much ado about nothing. And when they say it, they could not be more incorrect, just like the 50 sons of prophets from Bethel were incorrect.

28 August 2017: It's been brought to Eschatology Today's attention that the Answers in Genesis dot Org website re-featured an article by Dr. Danny Faulkner on 25 August 2017 which was originally published back on 1 May 2017. The title of the article, "What Will Happen on 23 September 2017." The intent of the article is clearly to dismiss the prophecy of Revelation 12:1-2 as much ado about nothing. 

Eschatology Today, as everyone should be well aware by now, has two posts on this imminent celestial event posted HERE and HERE. However, regarding the article by Dr. Faulkner, I wrote the following to a reader who inquired as to my thoughts on the article, straight up and to the point.

"This article by Dr. Danny Faulkner couldn't be more erroneous and, therefore, off the mark. He misses the blatantly obvious about the prophecy. 

Is there anything within the God-breathed prophecy of Revelation 12:1-2 which promises something to happen, some manifestation of the two prophetic verses which follow?

"Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth."

No, there is no promise of any manifestation; it is a prophecy about the appearance of a sign in heaven.  

Secondly, The prophecy specifies: "...a woman clothed with the sun..."  

How is it that the learned Dr. Faulkner, an accomplished astronomer, does not recognize the obvious that anything "clothed by the sun" would be hidden from the view of human beings on the earth?  Was this obvious fact not abundantly clear during the recent total solar eclipse? When our moon covered the sun's disc the stars beyond which had been hidden from our gaze suddenly became visible everywhere along the path of totality; even the planet Jupiter was seen at this time!  

So, how did Dr. Faulkner dismiss this fact?  He erroneously stated, "So we have here a woman (Virgo) in the sky (heaven), along with the sun, and the moon at her feet." 

No sir, Dr. Faulkner, on the contrary, we have here a woman (Virgo) in the sky (heaven), CLOTHED WITH THE SUN, and the moon at her feet. To be clear, the passage of Revelation 12:1-2 does not say that mankind will see this sign, it says, "And there appeared (optanomai) in heaven a great wonder (sēmeion)..." The Greek word optanomai is a rather unique form of the verb to be used in the same sentence with the neutral noun sēmeion. Together they carry the meaning of "to look at, or behold (!) something that is distinguished from other things of its type; an unusual occurrence transcending the common course of nature." These words appear to promise something extraordinary; something to behold.

Since this sign has not yet occurred as it is written we'll obviously have to wait for another 26 days. Premature dismissal and naysaying (such as "probably nothing unusual") is not how one should interpret God-breathed prophecy, especially when found in The Revelation of Jesus Christ. The text itself declares it will be exactly as described above, something to behold that is beyond and transcends the common course of nature as we understand it.

To get the very prominent and elementary facts about the Revelation 12:1-2 sign wrong illustrates the foregone conclusion Dr. Faulkner has drawn. It also illustrates that Dr. Faulkner is first and foremost an astronomer, and those of us looking at Revelation 12:1-2 are keenly interested in it due to its God-breathed prophetic importance and abundant eschatological value. The remainder of Dr. Faulkner's dismissive "examination" is also found wanting. Again, he's an astronomer, not a student of eschatology. Simply put, this article is a naysayers attempt to misguide his brethren about the reality of this sign at this most important time.

I have (also) searched the website for anything concerning the prophecy about our Harpazo. I found absolutely nothing. How about anything using a different word like Rapture? Again, nothing, except for articles dismissing those who falsely date-set the event. This is no surprise because holds no position on the occurrence of the bride of Christ being taken (rescued) from this earth prior to the wrath of the 70th Week."  

Since there is no expectation of an imminent Harpazo of the bride of Christ at, then it stands to reason that a prophetic sign the Lord chose to include in Revelation 12 (see verse 5 and the word "harpazō") would be something they wouldn't have much interest in. As Dr. Faulkner's article attests, he would rather dismiss the sign, and therefore the literal Word of God, rather than stand back, wait and behold it.  

Friday, August 25, 2017

Global SITREP D2-17: One Word - One Prophecy

The Holy Bible
25 August 2017: The the past week a lot of prompting by the Holy Spirit has led to a kind of reassessment on how the ongoing pre-70th Week prophetic fulfillment may actually, or is actually going to come to pass. For example, it has been strongly impressed upon yours truly that there is no need to dissect the prophetic verses of 49th chapter of Jeremiah as has been done for quite some time now.  

Given the real-world events in Syria, and the ever present rumors of a wider war involving Iran, why should the dissection Jeremiah 49's prophetic passages occur at all? That is, why assign verses 23 through 27 (subtitled as "Judgment on Damascus" in the NKJV) as separate and distinct  from verses 34 through 39 (Judgment on Elam)? 

For that matter, why dissect Jeremiah 49's verses 1 through 6 (Judgment on Ammon) and verses 7 through 22 (Judgment on Edom) and verses 28 through 33 (Judgment on Kedar and Hazor) from the two more well known prophecies concerning Syria and Iran in this same prophetic chapter? Long story short, it shouldn't be done, so I'll certainly not do it any longer. It is one literal Word of prophecy, always has been, and that's how it will come to pass - as it is written.

More importantly, there is very real and definitive linkage here between these pre-70th Week prophecies and several others, such as Psalm 83 as a prime example, which should never be dissected or treated a separate from one another. They are all parts of the bigger prophetic picture; the whole flood of prophetic events leading up to the 70th Week.

In the past much attention has been given to the fact that neither Syria or Iran are present in Psalm 83; that the fate of Damascus and Syria (Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 23-27) must occur prior to Psalm 83. Or that Iran is not mentioned in Psalm 83, but its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah is strongly implied as a participant in Psalm 83. The bigger picture is that all of these prophecies are concurrent in fulfillment, in a sequence for sure, yet concurrent in a way that dissecting them from one another is an incorrect way in which to interpret them as a whole.

In sum, we can no longer dissect these prophecies from one another any more than Psalm 83 can be dissected from Ezekiel 28:24-26 and Isaiah 11:12-14. They are all parts of the same prophecy.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Global SITREP D1:17: The Late, Great American Eclipse

NASA Artist Rendering of the 21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Updated 20 August 2017: As was noted in Global SITREP C8:17 four weeks ago today, "there is not one whit nor one iota one iota of coincidence" in the fact that this total solar eclipse is happening at this specific time. But you know what, there's some more to this than just the obvious, and for that the hat tip goes this time to "JR" who this morning sent me a link to a blog site, the "Countdown Report," that had several interesting tidbits regarding Monday's eclipse that I'd not considered or heard any mention of previously. Use the link to see the entire blog item, but here a few the items which I thought were most interesting.

  • Most total eclipses falls over water or unpopulated areas of the planet, so an eclipse that is visible is rare in itself. The August 21 eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse whose path of totality stays completely in the United States since 1776 according the Total Solar Eclipse 2017 guide. What else happened in 1776? Oh, so a total solar eclipse that affects only the United States, a gentile nation, since the founding of it? Note taken.
  • The sun will "set" at the commencement of this total solar eclipse at Salem, Oregon (named after Jerusalem circa 1850) at 10:17 AM, or the same time as the sun will have set in Jerusalem, Israel, 10 hours to the east. (my edit of the info)
  • The eclipse path is exactly 70 miles wide. 70 has a sacred meaning in the Bible that has two perfect numbers, 7 that represents perfection and 10 that represents completeness and God’s law. 70 also symbolizes perfect spiritual order and a period of judgment. 70 is also specially connected with Jerusalem with so many references it would take a book to write.
  • When Jesus died, there was an eclipse? and a earthquake. “It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon” – Luke 23:44-45 / “Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.” – Matthew 27:54.
  • This map of the path of the the eclipse over major lower 48 earthquake zones pretty much speaks for itself:

At this point I would invite the reader to visit the linked blog for a look-see at the embedded videos which are also interesting tidbits. I wouldn't and advise all not read too much into any of this, but it will be interesting again to see what actually occurs during the day tomorrow. 

The Biblical Truth of the Matter

That aside, the Christian perspective must be absolutely focused upon the Word of God. At no time can we entertain any astrological significance to this event. The Bible forbids such, as can be seen in Deuteronomy 18:9-11. This lesson was reinforced, among many other God-breathed passages, in Daniel 1 and Daniel 2. God directly enabled the prophet Daniel to make a mockery of the astrologers in Nebuchadnezzar's court; they were utterly powerless to answer this king's interpretive directives. But Daniel, through the word of God provided him, nailed it. With precision and accuracy that stands to this very day millennia later, Daniel, empowered by God, proved divination of the stars to be bankrupt, worthless and a charade. Anyone who doubts this see James 1:5.

So, here the the points God has made, and which are relative for all of us in this and other events in the stars:

  • Genesis 1:14-16
  • Psalm 8:3 When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have established...
  • Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the expanse makes known His work. 
  • Job 9:6-8, Job 26:13 By His Spirit He adorned the heavens; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
  • Job 38:32 Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?
  • Amos 5:8a He made the Pleiades and Orion; He turns the shadow of death into morning and makes the day dark as night...
The above establish that God created, established in their specific places, banded the Mazzaroth (literally: Constellations) together for His specific and perfect purposes everything we see above, day or night.

And in these last days He's told us many times over that the power He wields holding all of His Creation together shall be shaken in Isaiah 13:9-10; Joel 3:15 and Matthew 24:29. God alone has the power to move planets from their orbits, or cause the stars to fall out of their places where they have been since He created and put them there!

Enjoy the total solar eclipse knowing that it is only God who makes it possible.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Global SITREP C9:17: Fire, Fury and Power Like The World Has Never Seen Before

UPDATE 15 August 2017: I believe we have just witnessed a prime example of, as Paul referred to it, katechō, the withholding, the restraining upon the works of pure evil in the world. Probably none but the indwelt bride of Christ in this world would see the backing down of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as the work of the Holy Spirit. Most will attribute what has just occurred to newly invoked economic sanctions and the power of Communist China or the threats of the American president, or some such other worldly nonsense. However, we must know that it is the Holy Spirit executing the will of Almighty God which has, temporarily at least, restrained the ultimate expression of lawlessness upon the world. Praise God.

11 August 2017: Recently we all heard President Trump warn the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un of the apocalyptic-sounding 'fire, fury and power like the world has never seen before' should he chose to act stupidly. Make no mistake, what American president said was neither a bluff nor an idle boast. It was a very real potential should Kim Jong-Un follow through on the military plan North Korean generals have presented to him of launching a salvo of four IRBMs at the U.S. territory of Guam, Marianas Islands next week. In less than ten days we'll know if North Korea's Communist Chinese and Russian oligarchs have been able to convince the madman to stand down, shut up and prepare to give up his weapons; that the whole world stand against him and his regime.

President Trump's words immediately brought to mind a verse from Revelation 13:4 about the absolute power that the Antichrist will wield in the near future; power such that none would dare make war (Gk: polemeō) against him. This brings to mind what has been stated on Eschatology Today in recent months concerning American military power; that it is far more robust, deadly and immediately available than almost everyone tends to think - especially a great many prophecy teachers - and even after eight years of Obama Administration downgrades and financial sequestering. This kind of on-call kinetic military power, like an undetectable black cat in a totally darkened room, remains unseen by anyone in this world save for a few who are aware of its existence. 

Getting back to Revelation 13:4 there is something in the context of that verse which I feel the Lord wanted to make known as I studied it within the past couple of days. Taken in the context of other Scripture (II Thessalonians 2, for example) I believe the God-breathed words of this passage express the blessed hope of the Harpazo of the bride of Christ very unambiguously occurring PRIOR TO  the revealing of the Antichrist and his ascension to absolute power.

Revelation 13:1 begins with John standing on a sandy shoreline seeing the beast rising up out of the sea (gentile nations). Notice three of the ten heads spoken of elsewhere in Scripture are already gone, plucked out by their roots. So what John sees is a seven-headed beast wearing 10 crowns of political authority, with a blasphemous name written on each of the seven heads. 

The first part of verse two evokes the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman Empire aspects of this coming fourth and final world empire. However, the second part of verse two is critical, and something we need take careful note of:

"The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority."

In the night vision given to the prophet Daniel (Daniel 2:19-21) that Scripture tells us that it is God who puts kings on their thrones, or removes them.  In John's vision what is it that God says? "The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority."  How can this be if the bride of Christ, indwelt by the Holy Spirit is still present on this earth? That God is still attendant on the Spirit-filled Church established by Christ? 

Quite simply and according to Scripture, it is not possible. Therefore, and at that time, the bride of Christ has already been taken in the Harpazo and as seen in Revelation 12:9 the dragon/Satan and his fallen angels are then forcibly thrown down to the earth. When Satan has been thrown down to the earth, and God is then focused on Israel, that's when Satan is allowed to empower, seat the Antichrist on his throne and have him act with great authority.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Global SITREP C8-17: Behold, Prophetic Fulfillment Abounds!

Jesus' Olivet Discourse
Updated 7 August 2017: Lots of folks would like to know what it is that sets the flood of prophetic fulfillment on its final rampage. The answer, I believe, has been staring everyone in the face for nearly a couple of millennia now. It's Jerusalem and its Temple Mount according to Scripture.

As noted in this SITREP, if we read Zechariah 12, the answer many of us have been seeking is right there in plain text. And you don't have to read much to see it as it's right there in verse number two where the prophet quotes the prophetic word that the Lord gave to him:

"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem."

This may well get to the next level and beyond when one of the primary haters spoken of in Psalm 83 comes across the border today from Jordan into Israel - King Abdullah II of Jordan (Ammon, Moab and Edom). Today the demand of the Arab Islamists will escalate to the unthinkable; it will be for Israel to relinquish sovereignty over Judea, Jerusalem and Temple Mount. This is what I mean by saying going to the next level and beyond. King Abdullah already claims to be the protector of the Temple Mount and its structures and will demand they be returned. When Israel's response is a point blank "nuts" to that insane notion, then the prophetic war will happen.

28 July 2017: As it should painfully apparent by recent events, the fulfillment of ancient Biblical prophecy is not something that can ever be assumed based upon the heralding of newspaper headlines or articles irregardless of what language they are printed in. This erroneous and invalid practice has long been known as "newspaper exegesis."  We avoid and speak against it whenever and wherever it occurs. 

As a prime example and antidote to newspaper exegesis, if we study the Psalm 83 prophecy, written by the prophet Asaph just over 3,000 years ago, and read its verses literally it should be crystal clear that Israel's actions ARE NOT the casus belli which causes all of the named enemies to embark upon a war of annihilation against Israel. 

These enemies attack and lay siege to Israel because they consult together and determine the course of action to wipe Israel from the face of the earth and the mere mention of its name from existence. This has been the fact of the matter since 14 May 1948 and remains so to this day, just 10 short months from its 70th anniversary.

What we should see from recent events is that all of these enemies which hate the God of Israel - from Lebanon to Jordan to the Sinai - are embarked upon the course they have chosen; they are confederate in the tumult they create for the destruction of the State of Israel. The catastrophe they create for themselves draws nearer every hour.

A prime example of how to understand commercial news reports (media is a for-profit business) on current events in light of Bible prophecy would be to look at this very recent Israel National News report on the deliberations of the Arab League in its Cairo, Egypt summit and what the Word of God, through the Holy Spirit, has to say about Jerusalem and Judea in Psalm 83, Zechariah 12; also compare the details found in Zechariah 12:6-14 with Ezekiel 39:29.

22 July 2017: Does the above image look familiar?  It should, as it is a repeat from Global SITREP B1-15. And so is the message that SITREP contained. If need be, re-familiarize yourself with it.

It appears that many of us are always looking for fresh or brand new signs regarding the season we are in. Yet the signs are the exact same indications and warnings that they have always been, and this is because because Jesus spoke of them as they relate specifically to our time and this generation in particular. This is the time He spoke of; who can doubt that it is? 

I would say that any one individual who doubts this is ignoring the Holy Spirit, and that individual, the one who is not looking up; the one who is not watching intently, will almost certainly be taken by surprise when the Harpazo of the bride of Christ occurs imminently. 

As mentioned in the comment I made this morning in the previous SITREP, who can deny that the prophecy of Zechariah 12 is not in a process of imminent fulfillment? The fact is there are quite literally dozens upon dozens of God-breathed prophecies in the process of a literal, imminent fulfillment at the present. This fact constitutes the greatest indication and warning of all. Again, who can deny it?

Are we not witnesses to the imminent occurrence of Israel's 70th year since the literal fulfillment of Isaiah 66:8 in May of 1948? Read the entire chapter. Who among us would fail to respond to the question the LORD God asked through Isaiah in verse 9: 

"Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery? Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?"
Is there anyone living in the United States of America reading this who is unaware of the birth of which the LORD God is speaking? 

A month from now, on 21 August, there will be a total solar eclipse. Even the secular media is making a big deal about this astronomical event when the 70-mile wide path of totality (image above) will cross and evenly bisect 12 of the the lower 48 states of our Union from the west coast to the east coast in the middle of the day. They say that within the path of totality observers on the ground will see the stars come out during what normally would be broad daylight (10:15 AM in Oregon to 2:50 PM in South Carolina). The lucky folks in this path of totality will have an opportunity to see Virgo and the positions of the key elements of the Revelation 12 sign which will come to its own completion one month later in September as Jupiter exits from the "womb" of Virgo the virgin. 

If you ask me, I will tell you there is not one whit nor one iota of coincidence in any of this. All of it was purposed by the LORD God from before time began, and we're the generation lucky enough to bear witness to these events, these utterly rampant signs and indications of the coming of His Kingdom. Marana'tha! 

Addendum: The above statement is neither new or unique, as it was stated in greater detail on Eschatology Today three and one-half years ago in an article entitled "All These Things Fulfilled - Part III - The End."  If it gets quiet here from time to time, that's because pretty much everything that needs to be said has been said and remains as active URL content on Eschatology Today.

Friday, August 4, 2017

All These Things Be Fulfilled - A Clarification

The Third (70th Week) Temple standing
on the Mount in Jerusalem in the Near Future
4 August 2017: In January 2014 the third and final part of the "All These Things Be Fulfilled" series was posted. It seems several of us have confused what has been stated more recently on Eschatology Today regarding the Revelation 12 signs (yes, there are two signs) and the advent of the Harpazo (Rapture) and the duration of a generation specifics of Psalm 90:10. This post will hopefully clarify and bring cohesion of understanding - get us all on the proverbial same page, so to speak, and lift a type of fog of confusion that has unintentionally developed.

The best place to start, I think, would be to revisit the post linked above, as it dovetails nicely with the Breaking News Alert below and the content of what you are reading now. You'll note there are symbolic book ends referenced in the third paragraph. For your mind's eye I likened Gabriel's Daniel 9 "70 Weeks" prophecy and Jesus reiteration of it in His Olivet Discourse as a left-side book end. The right-side book end is then figuratively presented in the Harpazo of the Bride of Christ. 

This is also directly related to the "the fullness of the Gentiles has come in" which Paul wrote about in Romans 11:25, and which I reference constantly in Eschatology Today posts and commentary.  Who is the determining agency of when the "fullness of the Gentiles" has occurred? God the Father. What happens at that point? He sends His Son to collect those Gentiles, the dead and the living remnant, which is the Harpazo of the Bride of Christ. 

What I was hoping that folks would see is that these figurative book ends hold the entirety of the Age of Grace, the Church Age of the Bride of Christ, between them. At that point in time we are all, those raised from death and the living, are in the many mansion of our Lord's Father's house in Heaven, where time no longer exists. 

Hopefully the fog of confusion is beginning to lift.

So what has the Psalm 90:10 70 years and 80 years of strength got to do with this? With respect only to the Bride of Christ and the her Harpazo from this earth by our Lord Jesus Christ, absolutely nothing. God the Father is not dependent on the Scripture he inspired the psalmist to write in determining when to send His Son for us. Since the moment of Jesus ascension into Heaven the age of the Grace has always had an imminent ending in the Harpazo of the bride. Imminence of the Harpazo has always been our doctrine. The Father, in His sovereignty as God, could have sent Jesus to collect the bride at any time when He determined the fullness of Gentiles being grafted into the Holy family tree was completed. So, the Harpazo is external to the temporal limits of 70 or 80 years. In fact, there should be no question in anyone's mind that our Harpazo will occur prior to the 80th year of this generation. This is not date setting, but an absolute certainty based upon Scripture that the bride of Christ will be kept from - rescued from - all judgments to be brought upon the nations of the earth during the 70th Week.

And what of the Revelation 12 signs? They are a sign. They also have nothing directly to do with the day or the hour of the Harpazo. That in and of itself would constitute a third sign to the Adversary, no? So, Revelation 12 reveals signs. What are signs? Signs are indications... signs are warnings of the things which will occur after it. Indications & Warnings. This blog is filled with these two terms over the past 8 years. Indications and Warnings are precisely what John of Patmos was told to write down in the forward to The Revelation of Jesus Christ, a/k/a The Apocalypse: "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place."  In Revelation 12 John tells us point blank what is to happen following the occurrence of the first sign. Thing thing here is that Revelation 12 strongly infers to the occurrence Harpazo of the bride of Christ. It infers only and does not directly state so. We should know this because as Berean's we have already searched the rest of the Scriptures for the truth of the matter.

To repeat what I wrote in the linked post above, the time for a decision for Jesus Christ if you have not already done so is right here, right now; because in one instant, no one knows exactly when except God the Father, a transition will occur. In this transition the Age of Grace will end and the finite era of Divine Judgment will come upon this earth without any further indications or warnings. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Breaking News Alert: "Is the World Spinning Out of Control?"

🔺 1 August 2017: This title of this BNA is one which was asked of me recently. My answer was, 'No, the world is not spinning out of control by any measure; God has it all firmly within His control, and He is actively accomplishing His will as foretold through His anointed messengers, the prophets of Israel. 

Some time ago Eschatology Today made a point based upon Psalm 90:10 and the May 1948 re-birth of Israel on a single day (per Isaiah 66:8), that the approach of modern Israel's 70th year would be met with immense paradigm changes. The years 2017-2018 are those years, and we're in the thick of the final pre-70th Week series of prophetic fulfillment. Are these things not coming upon the world like a flood as the angel Gabriel foretold the prophet Daniel in the 70 Weeks prophecy (Daniel 9:26)? The fact that the unsaved individual asked the above question of me proves Gabriel spoke prophetic truth.

And there's more coming, but we are not to fear it, the end is not yet here. Rather, these are the specific signs our Lord spoke of. We are to look up, to watch because our Lord is soon to come for His bride (Luke 21:25-28). Little wonder then that in the West Wing of the White House there are now regular prayer and Bible study sessions involving key leaders of the Trump Administration, and that is admittedly something which has not occurred in over 100 years. Timing is everything, and this is a time like no other in history since our Lord's ascension.