Gerlinda (17 Dec 2011)
"Which comes first; the Rapture or the World-Wide Catastrophe?"

First off, let me apologize that this post is in such a manner as to cause a person to scroll back & forth.  I've tried to fix it but haven't succeeded and time is getting short so I will post it.  gerlinda
It is just so interesting that we have so many indications that something 'very soon' is going to happen; be it the Rapture, War or a Major Castrophe.  How about all three happening at about the same time?  Many have wondered if the Rapture would happen before the catastrophes or war. 

Isaiah 57

1 The righteous perish,
and no one takes it to heart;
the devout are taken away,
and no one understands
that the righteous are taken away
to be spared from evil.

J.R. Church has told how that word perish, in the Hebrew, means an "unbloody death".  Read that scripture again and it seems like this is a split second timing of a Rapture and the Catastrophe so those that some-how survive will think that those Righteous were part of the casualities.  Verse 2 tells where they are.  I love the hope that is within us at the Blessed Hope.

Now, if that isn't enough, here is a short portion of a lengthy article posted on Before Its News by someone who studies the Signs in the Heavens.  There are 4 pages that show how the various planets, moon & sun lined up when past huge catastrophes happened.  I pasted just this last paragraph.  Whew! 

But consider that the Sun and Moon aligned to the Galactic Centre along with certain other bodies and in certain aspects like the “Bow and arrow" have caused the worst disasters in history and consider that this 24th to 25th December 2011 which is also a Sabbath (Matthew 24) shows both Sun and Moon conjunct the Galactic Center in bow aspect, so that a large earthquake and possible associated eruptions would be expectable.

As the 24th of December is the older version of the Mayan Prophecy date, it is worth taking care this Christmas time.
So Doves, This time period seems to point to a Gog & Magog war in the Middle East that will result in God giving His answer to those that dare to invade His people.....a great earthquake......which will result in the shifting of the plates all over the world bring catastrophes galore in many places.  Perhaps, it is even at that time that Appolo will return to finish his last 3 1/2 years or like I have a tendancy to think, he has already been brought back through one of the portels of the sea and indwells a certain person at this time. 
As we know, we all hold our own viewpoint of where we are in this last 7 years given to Israel, using our own gift given to us by the Holy Spirit but never, in such a time as now have we seen all of these signs at the same time.