Wisdom comes from preparation, practice and patience. You can call them the essential 3 Ps. The Agees have been rock solid since before I found MJ's Pros/Cons online. I can't count the number of rapture dates that have come and gone alongside Edgar & Marilyn Agee. We have grown into an internet fellowship; a family of intimate strangers in Christ Jesus.
Please witness the tenderness that MJ uses when dealing with the most belligerent and ill informed people from around the world. She has held her ground with loving-kindness against the most egregious and poisoned spirits. Many times they accept the truth delivered with just the right touch of grace and enthusiasm. Many of these people have become some of Marilyn's strongest friends and supporters.
The only common thread strong enough to hold together people from around the globe, differing economic, linguistic and generational backgrounds is Jesus. This is His Spirit, the very rock which the builders rejected has become it's cornerstone. It's my sincere prayer that Five Doves be filled with those souls growing in their knowledge of God to become genuine followers of Christ Jesus. Lord, please help us grow in the truth. Build us to be as strong and as resilient as Bible Prophecy Corner. We face an enemy who will stop at nothing to get us fighting among ourselves. He has been successful way too many times here on Five Doves.
Our wounded go away quietly, deserted by those who could bring them a smile of affirmation at the cost of a simple sincere compliment. If somebody says something outrageous, please put them down softly and gently. For many Christians this chat-rooms the only church family they will ever know. Let's do everything 'in love' lest any Sister, or Brother walk away from Jesus forever! Its tough when people pour themselves out then grow despondent, dispirited and rejected after they post a letter and recieve no return comments. Where will they find a friend, or someone to talk to guys? When will we all be ready and willing to reach out to them?
I'm reluctant to admit the large number of people here at Five Doves that are hurting. They need to be reassured that Jesus loves them and that we love them too! As a medical person, I know the signs of clinical depression, anxiety and mental illness. If you read a post and consider that material bothersome, or troubling please refer it to me.
Some of you here on 5 Doves share decades of immanency, which comes with the job of being a watchmen upon the wall. However, most of us didn't attend seminary, nor bible college so please be gentle with us. Did you know that being a watchman on the wall was once a well paid position of honor literally an ordained Biblical profession? Did you know that the office of 'Prophet of Israel' was a national office much like our Secretary of Defense is here in the USA? He had an office in the Holy Temple.
I love all of you guys! When I get on my soapbox, I'm not often careful. I do it out of love and concern, but it doesn't translate very well. Forgive me for hurting anyone, or making anyone feel put down.
Please read this excerpt from MJ Agee's website Bible Prophecy Corner with her take upon the next potential date for the soon coming rapture. The grace is everywhere!
Mike Curtis (MC)
It now looks like the Rapture was set for Tuesday, Nisan 1, long ago. Until yesterday, I missed the great clue that was placed in plain sight. Suddenly, the further meaning of Hosea 6:3 came to me. My guess is that we are almost at the end of our waiting.
Since Jesus said, "But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you ALL THINGS" (Mark 13:23), the clues to help us figure out the date of the Rapture are in the Bible somewhere.
THE DAY OF CHRIST
The Rapture is a "coming" of our Lord Jesus Christ, even if we meet him in the clouds. He is coming from Heaven to take his Bride to his home. It looks like the First-Trump Rapture will be on the Day of Christ and the Last-Trump Rapture will be on the Day of the Lord.
1Cor 1:6-8 says, "the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless IN THE DAY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST."
Php 1:10 says, "That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the DAY OF CHRIST".
Php 2:16 says, "Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the DAY OF CHRIST, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain."
THE DEPARTURE IS BEFORE MID-TRIB
2Th 2:2-4 says, "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ (older MSS found later say DAY OF THE LORD, i.e., Day of God's Wrath) is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (Day of the Lord) shall not come, except there come a falling away (lit., DEPARTURE) first, and that man of sin be revealed (Mid-Trib), the son of perdition (the 2nd of 2, Judas Iscariot was the 1st); Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."
JESUS SHALL COME UNTO US AS THE RAIN, NOT ONLY AT THE TWO ADVENTS, BUT AT THE TWO RAPTURES
Hosea 6:3 says, "the LORD: HIS GOING FORTH IS PREPARED AS THE MORNING (Saturn will be a morning star in Virgo from midnight to 3:33 AM on Nisan 1, 5771, April 5, 2011); and HE SHALL COME UNTO US AS THE RAIN, as the latter (Nisan 1) and former rain (Tishri 1, Unger's Bible Dictionary, Calendar) unto the earth."
TWO COMINGS AND TWO RAPTURES ARE AS THE FORMER AND LATTER RAIN
1. FIRST COMING OF JESUS was as the former rain, Tishri 1, 3757 (Sept 4, 5 BC), when the sign of Rev. 12 was in the sky.
2. FIRST RAPTURE will probably be as the latter rain, Nisan 1, 5771 (TUESDAY, April 5, 2011); Saturn (in Virgo) will be a morning star from midnight to about 3:33 AM.
3. SECOND RAPTURE will probably be as the former rain, Tishri 1, 5776 (Sept 14, 2015); the Day of God's Wrath.
4. SECOND COMING OF JESUS as the latter rain, will probably be on Nisan 1, 5776 (April 9, 2016).
A TUESDAY WEDDING, DAY OF THE DOUBLE BLESSING
Traditionally, Tuesday Is considered the very best time for a Jewish wedding, because in the Torah, it Is the day of the double blessing.
"Extremely Auspicious: Tuesdays: In recounting the story of Creation, the third day, Tuesday, is the only day when the Torah says twice, "And G-d saw that it was good." The Sages interpreted this to mean that this day is doubly good -- "Good for Heaven, and good for the creations."
This year (5771), Nisan 1 will be on Tuesday, April 5. The Crucifixion was on April 6.
NISAN 1 COMES ON TUESDAYS OR SATURDAYS, THEREFORE A TUESDAY WEDDING OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST SEEMS POSSIBLE AT THE FIRST RAPTURE.
Nisan 1, 5771 = TUESDAY, 5 April 2011 (FIRST RAPTURE)
Nisan 1, 5772 = SATURDAY, 24 March 2012
Nisan 1, 5773 = TUESDAY, 12 March 2013
Nisan 1, 5774 = TUESDAY, 1 April 2014
Nisan 1, 5775 = SATURDAY, 21 March 2015
Nisan 1, 5776 = SATURDAY, 9 April 2016 (SECOND ADVENT)
TISHRI 1 COMES ON MONDAYS OR THURSDAYS, THEREFORE A TUESDAY WEDDING OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST DOES NOT SEEM POSSIBLE AT THE LAST RAPTURE.
1st of Tishri, 5772 = THURSDAY, 29 September 2011
1st of Tishri, 5773 = MONDAY, 17 September 2012
1st of Tishri, 5774 = THURSDAY, 5 September 2013
1st of Tishri, 5775 = THURSDAY, 25 September 2014
1st of Tishri, 5776 = MONDAY, 14 September 2015 (LAST RAPTURE)
These will be invited to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.