Randy (4 Oct 2011)
"Disappointment! UGH!  But hope remains.....nothing can change that."


In 13 years of learning about the soon return of Jesus Christ, the Rapture, the Tribulation and about these End Times...... I had never seen such a strong "case" made for this past Rosh Hashanah.
 
Oh well......  what are you going to do?? !!
 
What we KNOW:
1) Israel's rebirth in 1948 is still the critical date-marker for both Jews and Christians....
2) ALL of the events in Matthew 24 and Luke 17...plus the book Daniel.....are happening all around us...today, and over the last 10-20-30-40-50-60 years....."the birth pangs"
 
3) And.....setting "THE" date for the Rapture is elusive....at best!
 
But having "missed" a very possible date......does not change the facts that we MUST BE in the Last of the Last Days. So, my hope remains.....
 
Could the Rapture happen yet this season of the Fall Jewish Feasts?  Many are still looking for that possibility.
Yet this year, 2011?
2012?   In the spring....or in the fall?
 
Only time will tell...
 
Obama has 13 months until the next election...15-1/2 months yet to serve.......
 
I chose to put myself "out there" for Rosh Hashanah as possibly "the" date......
If nothing happens earlier....I will put myself out there for Rosh Hashanah, 2012....
After that??  Then, I have no further clue....NONE......
 
If the Rapture does NOT happen during the Fall Feasts in 2012......then,
1) The elections for President will happen on time, Nov 2012.  Will Obama win re-election?  Hard to imagine that, with all the current unpopularity reports and surveys....
2) Look at how MANY things are going on in the world right NOW......and those events will have another 13 months to "cook" and grow until Rosh Hashanah, 2012.  As I've said, the dominoes are all lined up...just waiting for the Rapture to happen......  ( I worry that the next 13 months will be an even greater TRIAL for all of the world......the economic problems, the arab upsiring, the Palestinian issue........Iran getting the nuke bomb... Israel needing to do SOMETHING SOON to thwart that...etc, etc, etc.....)
 
BTW, China's stock market is DOWN over 25-30%.....and we hear almost NOTHING about this (unless you watch the world markets, as I do)  Europe's markets are tanking.....and the US market is struggling.  Incredibly, the US Dollar is strengthening vs the Euro.....when the world wants safety, they STILL turn to the US Dolllar!!  Gold has fallen back from it's high...at least for now........
 
Hold on to your hats......either things are going to get worse....OR, Christ's Return and a pre-trib Rapture is still, just around the corner.
 
I'm seeing alot of posts/websites/videos.....about people quoting the parable of the 10 Virgins...5 were prepared and 5 were not....  
 
So, a MISSED date...... cannot ....will not.... be the cause of my failure to stay the course......and continue to watch for the return of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ....in a pre-trib Rapture.  It all just makes TOO MUCH SENSE, Biblically, for me to change my level of expectation......  So, this year? Next year?  Later than that?  I certainly hope it's no later than Rosh Hashanah, 2012...
 
As they said in the 1970's..... KEEP THE FAITH!!
 
YFIC,
Randy
 
IF NOTHING Happens in the next 5 years?????   I will be one disappointed "watcher" .....  but nothing will change my mind.  God acted RIGHT ON TIME for Jesus to ride into Jerusalem on that Sunday before the Passover, the week of His crucifiction.  God destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple exactly as He predicted in 70 ad......and He made Israel a nation once again in 1948...exactly as He promised.  So, God will bring Jesus back for His Bride......exactly on time as well........will any of us figure out THAT date for certain in the days, weeks and months before it happens?  We shall see......