Clay Cantrell (28 Nov 2011)
"The Resurrection and the Destruction of Damascus, Another Pointer"

Readers -

recently I wrote in another post about what I thought about the Destruction of Damascus (Isaiah 17:1) and the Rapture/Resurrection of the Dead event from 1 Thess 4:16-17, which I think happens at the same time.

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the number 1289 I have strongly associated with this Damascus destruction event. this is the total of the first four words of Isaiah 17:1, ending in the second mention of the name Damascus.

in the New Testament, the Strong's word 339g Anakathizo is used twice, both time in a resurrection of the dead event. it means to "sit up". both times a dead person "sits up".

Luke 7:15 son of the widow of Nain
Acts 9:40 Dorcas/Tabitha (Gazelle)

specifically looking at Acts 9:40

Act 9:40
"But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up."

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for a word by word break down.

notice the gematria values of all the words.

you'll see a word in the list that is valued at


the fact that there is this number in the verse AT ALL, regardless of it's meaning, indicates to me that the 1289 number and the Destruction of Damascus are tied to the Resurrection of the Dead, as typified by Dorcas.

i.e. they happen at the same time or close to it.