David W (30 July 2017)
"Meaning of Great Sign Rev.12 plus"

Meaning of Great Sign Rev.12 plus

The great sign on Sept. 23, 2017 comes following 6 blood moons. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 there were blood moons on Passover and Tabernacles of each of these years. The Blood moons
bracketed the 7 Feasts of God; Passover being the first feast and Tabernacles being the 7th or last feast. Most people have heard about a blood moon tetrad (4 blood moons)  but failed to see the blood moons in 2016. In the spring of 2016 two witnesses in Israel found that the barley was in Aviv (meaning that the barley was found in head so that it could be used for a wave that year). The two witnesses went to the Sanhedrin and the Sanhedrin after questioning the witnesses declare the new year at the new moon. Thus Passover was moved up one month to March instead of April. That meant that 2016 had a blood moon for Passover and Tabernacles. Most of Israel observed Passover a month later. In Israel that year (2016) there were 2 different calendars used. One based on calculations and the other on the barley being in Aviv according to the Bible.

The year 2017 is quite unique in that many things are pointing to that year:

Luk 21:29  And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
Luk 21:30  When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
Luk 21:31  So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Luk 21:32  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

It appears that a generation might be the same as a life time being 70 years (many thought it was 40, but 40 has come and gone). It will be 70 years this year since the United Nations gave the decree for the formation of the Nation of Israel. On November 29, 1947 the United Nations adopted Resolution 181 (also known as the Partition Resolution) that would divide Great Britain’s former Palestinian mandate into Jewish and Arab states in May 1948 when the British mandate was scheduled to end.
On May 14, 1948 the day before the expiration of the British Mandate, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared "the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel."

Sir Isaac Newton in his book “ Daniel and the Apocalypse” (1733) declared that in Daniel 9:25 showed 2 different times that the command would be given to restore and build Jerusalem.

Dan 9:25  Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

Seven weeks and also sixty two weeks. Sixty two weeks (434 prophetic years) applied  when Jesus came the first time and the other seven weeks (49 prophetic years) applied to when Jesus would come back again. The second commandment came from the Knesset on 1st April 1969 to restore and build Jerusalem.  Add to this seven weeks (49 prophetic years ) and you get the time of 2017. A prophetic year is 360 days per year. Israel calendar is based on the moon with each month being 30 days long. While we add a day every 4 years to our calendar they add an extra month when needed. For Israel each month begins at a new moon. We know that a prophetic year is 360 days because the Bible equates 3 1/2 years as being 1260 days.
The Balfour Declaration dated November 2, 1917 from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild began the process of Israel having a nation again at Jerusalem. This was the out come of  Chaim Azriel Weizmann a Jewish chemist and his
discovery of manufacturing acetone which could be used in the making or cordite explosives which helped win World War I. The Declaration was the reward he asked for concerning his discovery. Add 50 years (a jubilee) and you get 1967 the year Israel got Jerusalem; add another 50 years (a jubilee) and you get 2017. This year the Jewish people are celebrating their Jubilee of having their City of Jerusalem.

This year 2017, Israel will have had Jerusalem 50 years (a jubilee) and her nation 69 years. A full 70 years (a generation) will also be this year from the U.N. Declaration for the formation of the Nation of Israel. Also a full week (49 prophetic Years) of Daniel 9:25 will happen.

I personally believe that the following “could/might” happen this fall:
1) Rapture of the Bride of Christ.
2) A great earthquake beginning the Tribulation.
3) Beginning of great wars.

My own definition of the Bride of Christ is this:
People who are born again and because they love God/Jesus they obey His commandments per:
John 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:21  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Thus the Bride of Christ consists of the early Christians (who observed the same commandments till about 325 AD when Constantine combined pagans and Christians into one kingdom) and today believers who are doing the same.

The commandments consisting of commandments  Jesus gave Himself, the ten commandments (the original wedding contract with the Jewish people) and the feasts of God. The bulk of the 613 laws of Old Testament being nailed to the cross with Jesus. (note....the only law that the church teaches and obeys is a sort of evolved law of tithing.)
Col. 2:14  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
The proof that the early Christians observed the Sabbath is in the fact that Constantine made a law forcing them to worship and rest on the day of Sun Worship (Sunday). In 321 AD he made the following law:
On the venerable Day of the sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country, however, persons engaged in agriculture may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits: because it often happens that another Day is not so suitable for grain sowing or for vine planting: lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost.ii

We are the seed of Abraham by faith, adoption, and being grafted into the family of God.
Gal. 3:29  And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Thus we are in the family of God with Abraham, Issac, and Jacob being our fore fathers.

Care must be taken with the above info because the great sign is a ..........sign. Meaning that the event connected with sign may or may not happen at time of sign. The sign points to it, but still don’t know if sign and event happen at same time.