Dear John and Doves -
The thesis is that "El enin" is translated as
I have been unable to find out what
language renders "hammer" as "enin".
Sure isn't Hebrew or Greek.
Greek μύλος (mylos—"mill")
1 Kings 6:7
Jeremiah 23:29 pattiysh
Jeremiah 50:23 pattiysh
On another note, there may be support for the idea
of two raptures in the book of Esther. Granted, the connection is tenuous,
and I'll appreciate any insights.
In Genesis, we see that the bride of Adam is taken
from the body of Adam. Adam is masculine and Eve is feminine. In the
video linked above, the reference to Revelation 12 is to a man-child that is
caught up to heaven. This cannot be a picture of the rapture of the Bride
of Christ, because the Bride must be feminine. And yet it's a
man-child. Further, this man-child will rule the nations with a rod of
I believe the illustration in Revelation 12 is the
rapture of the Church, which is the body of Christ. The Bride is a sub-set
of the church; the Bride of Christ (feminine) is taken from the Body of Christ
(masculine). It is also pointed out in Genesis that Adam is asleep when
Eve is take out of his body.
If we lay these pictures over the events we
anticipate in the near future, we see the Bride taken from the Body, and then
the Body taken to heaven, and then the dragon pursuing the woman. If the
Body is going to be taken to heaven in late September, the Bride must be taken
I suggest a Bridal rapture event as anticipated by
many on July 30th. I guarantee you this will awaken the
They will then pray earnestly that they might be
found worthy to escape all these things that will obviously be coming on the
world. At the time of Rosh Hashannah, during the three days of darkness,
the great earthquake of the 6th seal shakes the earth. The Church would be
taken and the wrath of God would be poured out in earnest.
I believe the first four seals have already been
opened. The fifth seal would be opened between the two rapture
events. It's later than we think.
The pattern emerges in the book of Esther, where
Esther is the Queen, but Mordecai wears the King's signet and rules the
nation. Many think Mordecai is a type of Christ, but I submit that he
could just as easily be a type of the ruling Church. The picture struggles
because Esther is married to Ahasuerus (presumably a type of the Father) but we
may get some additional wisdom on this. Ray Stedman saw Esther as a type
of the Church in his book, The Queen and
I. Esther is married and is enjoying royal prerogatives
while Mordecai is still enduring some hardship. The "rapture" for Esther
is not at the time she marries Ahasuerus, but at the time she discloses her
Jewishness at the banquet. When the Bride of Christ is raptured, her true
identity will be revealed.
"Rod of iron" appears four times in the
Bible: three in the book of Revelation and once in Psalm 2. In the
Psalm, it's shebet
and I see no links to Mordecai or the book of Esther. I told you it was
tenuous, but maybe someone here can see something I'm overlooking.
But all things considered, a Bridal rapture this month followed by a Church rapture in
September seems reasonable.