Michael Colunga (3 Nov 2011)
"15 minute warning--what does it mean?"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
A 5 minute warning [at the rate of one prophetic day equals one Jewish year] equals 1 and 1/4 days.
 
Therefore, a fifteen minute warning equals 3 and 3/4 days.
 
It is about 3 and 3/4 days between November 7, 2011 [Cheshvan 10] and November 11, 2011 [Cheshvan 14].  This is not counting Nov. 7, but counting Nov. 11.
 
On the other hand, there is "a space of about half an hour" [Revelation 8:1] at the seventh seal, following the sixth seal, a great earthquake [Revelation 6:12].  Of course, in between these two visions is John's view of the innumerable saints who were now in heaven.  [Revelation 7:9-17--a great multitude].
 
"...[A]nd he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them...."  Revelation 7:15
 
This means that the "great earthquake" could come mere nanoseconds before the Rapture.
Some Doves have suggested that we will be still be here.  I hope not.  I hope that the food we may be storing will help those who are left behind.  They'll need the help, not having heeded our warnings to "escape the coming night," as Pastor David Jeremiah so poetically put it.
 
Between the Rapture and the first trumpet, there could be a space of about seven and a half days [more or less], while the LORD is doing His good work to prepare the 144,000 for their ministry.  The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11:1-14  also figure into the next 4 years, prior to the Return of the King of Glory [Psalm 24] on Yom Kippur, 5776 [September 23, 2015].
 
However, for a good clue to the timing of the Rapture, read Psalm 111.  Then, realizing that the Jews view time as heliacal--and realizing that Jesus is The Good Jew, the spotless Lamb of God--we note another clue.  Go ahead and read the ending of Psalm 11, immediately before you read the beginning of Psalm 12.  Obviously, Jesus is the King of Glory, mighty in battle.  Interesting, huh?
 
The exact timing of the Rapture is tied to events yet future to this writing that only the Father knows.  Of course, Jesus and the Father are one [John 10:30].  Therefore, although Jesus wants His Bride to be with Him, like, yesterday, still--being God, "with whom there is no darkness, nor shadow of turning" [James 1:17]--Jesus does everything "by the Book."
 
"Thy Word, O LORD, is forever settled in heaven."  Psalm 119:89
 
It is written,

"Then the LORD said to me, 'You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.' "  Jeremiah 1:12

 
Baruch HaShem Yeshua Ha Mashiach,
Mike C.