Michael Colunga (20 Apr 2011)
"RE:  Steve Shackleton--"When is the hour or hours that you think not""

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
It is written,
    " Thus says the Lord GOD:  'This [is] Jerusalem; I have set her in the midst of the nations and the countries all around her.' "  Ezekiel 5:5
 
As such, the middle of the night can always be reckoned by Jerusalem time, in God's eyes.  We have to adjust for Daylight Savings Time.  Therefore, 12 midnight, true Jerusalem time, is really 1 am, Jerusalem Daylight Savings Time.  Remember, Jerusalem is two hours ahead of UTC.  And San Diego [Pacific Time, in the United States] is ten hours behind Jerusalem.
 
Conclusion?  Midnight, Standard Time, in Jerusalem works out to 2 pm, Pacific Standard Time, or 3pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time.  Once again, during the workday, we don't always constantly think about the LORD's soon return.  Oh yeah, we tend to fall asleep at our desks, too.   Shhh!  Don't tell anyone!
 
In HaShem,
Mike C.
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Steve Shackleton (19 Apr 2011)
"When is the hour or hours that you think not?"

Dear Doves,

Luke 12:40   Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

When is the hour or hours that you think not? I ask myself this question. When am I not thinking about the return of Jesus? I am usually thinking about him a lot. I am a rapture nut like many of you.

Answer: When I am asleep. A time for unconscious thought. It's dream land. The mind wanders to strange places and we are oblivious to our surroundings. That is when the rapture occurs.It is a time that I think not.

This verse also confirms a night time flight.

Luke 12:37-38
"Blessed are those servants whom the Master, when He comes, will FIND THEM WATCHING. Assuredly, I say to you that He will gird Himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if HE SHOULD COME IN THE SECOND WATCH, or COME IN THE THIRD WATCH, and find them so, BLESSED ARE THOSE SERVANTS."

These watches are all after dark.

Luke 17:34   I tell you, in that night there shall be two [men] in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.  

There it is again. The hours after dark are in view so Jesus can come as a thief in the night. the bride groom comes for the bride after the midnight cry.

So, come quickly Lord Jesus and goodnight to you all.

Zzzzzzzz,
Steve Shackleton