Dru (1 Apr 2011)
"J.R. Church's last article ..."


 
"It is Sunday afternoon and I've been taking a nap. I lay around a lot
these
days. Fighting cancer is not a simple task. If I lay on my left side, I can
breathe easier. So, each afternoon, I take a nap, hoping to shut down my
thinking process and drift off to sleep for several hours. When I can't get my

mind to stop thinking, I play brain games with God. He must be awfully bored
with me by now. I'd like to think that He is paying attention.
 
You may recall that Habakkuk wrestled with God on a regular basis. Then, there
was Jacob who, wrestled all night. So, I wrestle with God and propose bargains
€”
you know, I'll do this if you'll do that! sort of thing. I'd like to
think
that God is amused with my juvenile antics. Partly, I play and partly I'm
serious.
 
Each day, I sit in front of a neon ray tube for an hour, while a 97-watt
transmitter modulated by a series of audio tones attacks the virus that lives in

the cancer cells of my liver and lungs. It is an old technology that dates back
to the 1930s when Dr. Royal Rife learned how to explode a micro-organism with a
sympathetic vibration of sound waves. He spent years in his laboratory finding
the audio frequencies that resonate with various germs and viruses that cause
diseases. In 1934, he and six other doctors from around the country tested their

theory on 16 cancer patients at a clinic in California. His machine (today
dubbed the Rife Machine) was able to bring all 16 people back to perfect
health€”
cancer free.
 
Years ago I wrote an article on Pentecost wherein I noted that according to
Jewish custom, young Jewish ladies who were getting married for the first time
were wed on Wednesdays. Widows and divorcees were expected to be married on
Thursdays. Furthermore, on Pentecost night the Jews have a custom of staying up
all night to decorate the bride. I took it to mean that every Jewish bride

preparing for her evening escapade with her bridegroom would spend the time
getting dressed in her bridal gown, adorning various pieces of jewelry and
fixing her veil. That's what I think was meant by decorating the bride. In all

Jewish communities across Europe there were hundreds of Jewish brides needing
assistance on Tuesday evening. Of course, in the Jewish calendar, Wednesday
would begin at sundown on Tuesday evening. The bride would gather her 10
virgins, i.e. bridesmaids for a gala but frantic time of getting everyone
dressed for the occasion. The groom would be expected to show up sometime
following the appearance of the second star of the evening. As in the case of
the parable of the ten virgins, the bridegroom didn't come until midnight. It
is
my thinking that the term, June bride, came from all those weddings on
Pentecost.
 
Ruth, the gentile bride, was married to Boaz on Pentecost. It was around
midnight that she came to lay at his feet at the end of the barley harvest. When

Solomon came to fetch his bride, in the Song of Solomon, chapter 2, verses 10-13

he said Rise up my love and come away with me for the voice of the turtledove

is heard in the land and the fig tree hath put forth its green figs. These
are
statements pointing to Pentecost. We know it was Springtime because of the voice

of the turtledove being heard in the land, but more specifically the reference
to Pentecost is seen in the green figs. According to Jewish tradition, Pentecost

was the day when the fruit of the trees was judged.
 
So as I drifted in and out of sleep this Sunday afternoon, a question entered my

mind. Could June the 8th, 2011(Pentecost) occur on a Wednesday? I toyed with the

question for a while and finally had to get up and consult a Jewish calendar. To

my delight, Pentecost this year comes precisely on a Wednesday! In Bible days,
Pentecost occurred on Sunday, but the Pharisees reinterpreted the Sabbath to
mean simply, a day of rest and since Passover was a day of rest they started
counting the Omer from the day after Pentecost, thus fixing the date in the
Jewish calendar to Sivan 6. That's why in Jewish custom Pentecost is no longer

observed on Sunday, but is fixed to the calendar date. Now, I cannot tell you
that the rapture will occur on Tuesday night, say at midnight Jerusalem time,
which would be 4:00 PM in the afternoon, Central Time because I shy away from
being a date setter, but at least I wanted you to have something to think about
as we approach Springtime.
 
If the Lord plans to take us home this Pentecost, than there are certain things
which might occur leading up to that auspicious occasion. First of all, in my
thinking, Egypt and Syria would have to mount another war against Israel. In
watching the news lately, I am sure they would like to. I just don't know if
they have the courage, or if they are even militarily prepared for such a crazy
undertaking. I understand they have been pouring military supplies into Gaza. It

is possible that they are arming Syria and the Hezbollah in Lebanon as well. In
2009 our dear President sold Egypt $2 billion worth of military supplies, only
to have them fall into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.
 
So what if Egypt, Syria and Lebanon launched a massive attack against Israel? I
think Israel is already prepared for such a turn of events. Israel does not have

a huge army capable of sustaining a lengthy war. Instead, they could make it a
very short-lived battle by targeting the Aswan Dam with a nuclear strike. This
could fulfill the prophecy in Ezekiel 29 that Egypt will become desolate for 40
years. I have no proof that Israel would use that extreme tactic, but common
sense points in that direction. With the massive buildup of weaponry in these
Arab states, Israel may soon be dealing with a situation they are unprepared to
handle. If missiles start raining down on Tel Aviv and populated cities, would
they resort to such measures to protect their population?
 
Israel could also use a nuclear weapon against Damascus, thus eliminating two
enemies in one decisive move, fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah 17 in which
Damascus becomes a ruinous heap. This is clearly a future prophecy. Damascus has

never been destroyed in a way fitting this description. If this happened in
April for example, Russia, Iran and their allies would be obligated to launch a
war against Israel, fulfilling the Biblical prophecy in Ezekiel 38 about the
Battle of Gog and Magog. In any case, Israel will emerge victorious, only to be
pressured by the political powers that be, to once again try to make peace with
its old enemy.
 
Imagine the pressure the world would place upon already hated Israel if they
bombed the Aswan Dam and nuked Damascus? The United Nations would be quick to
condemn Israel's heavy-handed tactics. Who knows? Bill Clinton, who was
recently
featured on a television special with Chris Matthews, as President of the
World, might be called upon to broker a peace following Israel's victory
over
Gog and Magog? Years ago when Clinton visited Indonesia, he came off the
airplane to cries of peacemaker, peacemaker! When he visited Jerusalem
during
his Presidential days the people cried out, Give us a king like Clinton!
 
Naturally, the mild mannered, soft-hearted Israeli leadership would be willing
to bend over backward to make peace with the Muslim Brotherhood and Clinton
would like nothing more to go down in history as The Great Peacemaker. He
might even be elected as the next Secretary General of the United Nations. The
next leader of the UN is scheduled to take office on January 1, 2012.
 
But who am I to make such prognostications? I'm just lying here playing brain
games with God and wondering what the future holds for us all."