Marilyn Agee (19 Apr 2011)
"To: Ron Reese:, Re: "As in the days of Noah""

From: Marilyn Agee
To: Ron Reese, Re: "As in the days of Noah"
> > Please keep in mind that Methusaleh was the oldest man to ever live, and his death was prophesied to bring forth the Great Flood in Noah's time.  Also, keep in mind, that the Word says, "As in the days of Noah, so shall it also be in the days of the Son of man (Jesus)."  Last Thursday, April 14th, the world's oldest man died at age 114.  This would be 7 inclusive days to Apr. 20th, and 7 days by regular counting to Apr. 21st.  Was this oldest man in the world our modern-day Methusaleh?  Did his death just happen to be 7 days from Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 20--21st???  OR IS THE LORD GIVING US A 7-DAY WARNING OF THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION AND RAPTURE???  In a few short days, we will have our answer.
These numbers seem significant, on 4-14-11, the world's oldest man died at age 114. Since the Bible doesn't say how many days before the Flood Methuselah died, it doesn't have to be a 7-day warning. Methuselah just means when he is dead it will be sent.
We are getting close, if not the 20th or 21st, how about Ascension Day? That's 40 days of waving an Omer of barley to Ascension Day, Sunday, May 29, 2011, Iyar 25, 5771.
Christ, the Head of the Body of Christ, was resurrected as the Firstfruit of the barley harvest that was waved as Omer 1 on the Feast of Firstfruits. The rest of the Body of Christ are the rest of the barley harvest.
The Rapture will be as in the days of Noah (Mt 24:37). In his day, the Ark was at its highest elevation on the 40th day. We may be at our highest elevation on the 40th day too, on the 40th day of waving an omer of barley every day, on Ascension Day.
I Cor 10:1-11 says, "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world (lit., consummation of the ages) are come."
The number 40 appears in Scripture often. The spies were in the promised land 40 days. The children of Israel crossed the Jordan in the 40th year.  The Holy Place in the Temple was 40 cubits long. Then there was an ENTRANCE into the Holy of Holies that represented Heaven. Ninevah had 40 days to repent. Will the Laodiceans also have 40 days to repent?
To me, the number 40 means testing and probation. It could signify the final 40 days of testing before the Laodicean foolish virgins are spit out of Christ's mouth.
I googled "the significance of the Biblical number 40". The first entry had the following list:
The Significance of the Number 40
(By) Todd Dennis and Richard Anthony 
"Of all the types and shadows of the Old Testament, none is as pervasive and important as the shadows revealed in the relationship between "forty," and the fulfillment of promises.

  • The rains (in Noah's day) fell for 40 days and nights (Genesis 7:4).
  • Israel ate Manna for 40 years (Exodus 16:35).
  • Moses was with God in the mount, 40 days and nights (Exodus 24:18).
  • Moses was again with God 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 34:28).
  • Moses led Israel from Egypt at age 80 (2 times 40), and after 40 years in the wilderness, died at 120 (3 times 40; Deuteronomy 34:7).
  • The spies searched the land of Canaan for 40 days (Numbers 13:25).
  • Therefore, God made Israel wander for 40 years (Numbers 14:33-34).
  • 40 stripes was the maximum whipping penalty (Deuteronomy 25:3).
  • God allowed the land to rest for 40 years (Judges 3:11).
  • God again allowed the land to rest for 40 years (Judges 5:31).
  • God again allowed the land to rest for 40 years (Judges 8:28).
  • Abdon (a judge in Israel) had 40 sons (Judges 12:14).
  • Israel did evil; God gave them to an enemy for 40 years (Judges 13:1).
  • Eli judged Israel for 40 years (1 Samuel 4:18).
  • Goliath presented himself to Israel for 40 days (1 Samuel 17:16).
  • Saul reigned for 40 years (Acts 13:21).
  • Ishbosheth (Saul's son) was 40 when he began reign (2 Samuel 2:10).
  • David reigned over Israel for 40 years (2 Samuel 5:4, 1 Kings 2:11).
  • The holy place of the temple was 40 cubits long (1 Kings 6:17).
  • 40 baths (measurement) was size of lavers in Temple (1 Kings 7:38).
  • The sockets of silver are in groups of 40 (Exodus 26:19 & 21).
  • Solomon reigned same length as his father; 40 years (1 Kings 11:42).
  • Elijah had one meal that gave him strength 40 days (1 Kings 19:8).
  • Ezekiel bore the iniquity of the house of Judah for 40 days (Ezekiel 4:6).
  • Jehoash (Joash) reigned 40 years in Jerusalem (2 Kings 12:1).
  • Egypt to be laid desolate for 40 years (Ezekiel 29:11-12).
  • Ezekiel's (symbolic) temple is 40 cubits long (Ezekiel 41:2).
  • The courts in Ezekiel's temple were 40 cubits long (Ezra 46:22).
  • God gave Nineveh 40 days to repent (Jonah 3:4).
  • Jesus fasted 40 days and nights (Matthew 4:2).
  • Jesus was tempted 40 days (Luke 4:2, Mark 1:13).
  • Jesus remained on earth 40 days after resurrection (Acts 1:3).
  • Women are pregnant for 40 weeks (time of testing)."

It seems significant too that JR Church went to Heaven on Tuesday (3rd day of the week) March (3rd month of the year) 22, 2011.

Marilyn Agee