By Pastor F. M. Riley
September 2, 2011
Just yesterday many of God’s people on the Internet were rejoicing because they were finally able to see Comet Elenin and Planet X for themselves by photographing the Sun with their own cell phone cameras. Their own photographs confirmed that these two heavenly bodies are already in the solar system or are swiftly approaching the solar system and therefore approaching the earth, exactly as Revelation 8:6-12 predicts. Anyone with the mental capacity to read, can read these Scriptures for themselves and understand that the earth is to be visited by four judgments coming out of the heavens during the first half of the Tribulation. Read it for yourself!
But today some of the same people are downcast, disappointed, discouraged, and defeated because someone writing on “Five Doves” website decided that the images which are being seen in the photos taken on cell phone cameras are neither Elenin nor Planet X, but rather are merely reflections on the lense of the cell phones being used to take the photos.
What a switch between the elation of yesterday and the defeat of today! A good example of the “fickle” fallen nature of mankind. Men and women, including even true believers, are often “blown about” with every wind of change in their situation, Ephesians 4:14. Feasting on the Manna from Heaven and praising the Lord for His goodness and mercy one day, and dragging themselves through the valley of despair the next day crying out, “Where is God?” This “fickleness” in human nature makes one wonder why God is so merciful and patient and longsuffering with us.
Folks, whether some want to hear it or not, such inconsistency in the lives of those who claim to be “Christians” is a shameful disgrace to the cause of Christ. Those who don’t like my saying so, have my permission to write and apologize to me. Is this stated clearly enough?
The real question is not whether the photos taken by cell phone cameras actually show Elenin and Planet X, but rather whether the inspired Word of God predicts such judgments coming on the earth or not. Does it or doesn’t it? Well…??
Why the Doubts..??
The fact is, there is considerable doubt that the “doubters and skeptics” who have labeled the coming of Elenin and Planet X AS A FARCE AND NONSENSE AND FOOLISHNESS even know what they are talking about. I have personally heard from several different people TODAY who have taken photos at different places, at different times, at different angles, under different conditions, and who have carefully checked to see that there was no reflective glare on their cameras when they were taking the photos, yet their photos still showed Elenin or Planet X or both of the heavenly bodies near the Sun. Obviously some of the skeptics and doubters are eager to discredit the whole subject, for it doesn’t “fit” what they want to believe.
Who cares whether the photos really show Elenin and Planet X? I don’t! Whether the photos do or do not won’t change what God’s Holy Inspired Word has to say about the matter. What God’s Word has to say is what really counts! Isn’t it? Don’t hem or haw or stutter or stammer. Just answer the question! Either you believe what God’s Word actually and literally has to say, or you ought to “take down your sign” and quit claiming to be something or someone that you really are not. We all know what most folks call such “pretenders” so I don’t have to even say the word. Now “is you is, or is you ain’t” a real true believer? Well…??
Dear readers, I have been seriously watching and studying the approach of Planet X in the light
of God’s Word for the past 11 years. I have a six inch thick file on the subject in my file cabinet right now. I didn’t have to ever see a photo of Planet X [or Comet Elenin] to KNOW that Planet X is real, and especially to know that such heavenly bodies are predicted in God’s Word to come flying past the earth REAL SOON. God’s Word says so, whether some want to believe it or not! The inspired prophecies of the Word have been predicting this truth for centuries, but NOW is the “appointed time” for those prophecies to be fulfilled. How do I know? I’m so glad you asked…..
The Lord Himself told us they were coming…..
In setting forth The Parable of the Fig Tree, the Lord Himself stated, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away,” Matthew 24:35. This statement of the Lord is commonly overlooked or ignored, because it is such a simple statement in our English Bible that nearly everyone who reads it assumes that they understand what is being said. The last time I checked 1 Thessalonians 5:21 and 2 Timothy 2:15 were both still in the Bible. One of the lessons the Lord has graciously taught me over these past 57 years in His ministry, is to never assume anything where God’s Word is concerned. Dumb assumptions result in equally dumb theories that do nothing but spread confusion and deception in the ranks of Christianity. Are you listening?
Do our readers really know and understand what the Lord actually and literally said when He made this statement, or do our readers just assume that they know what the Lord said? Let’s take a serious look at the Lord’s statement and see what He really said.
The English words “pass away” in this Scripture are translated from the Greek word, “pareleusomai.” This Greek word occurs 31 times in the New Testament, and it literally means, “to go past; to pass by; to go past one; to be led by; to be carried past.” See Thayer’s Greek Lexicon, page 488, Strong’s No. 3928. In other words, what Christ was literally saying is that at some point in the future the “heaven” would come flying past the “earth,” both the heavens and the earth being unstable in contrast to the permanence of His Word which is established forever, Psalm 119:89. So in this passage of Scripture the Lord Himself predicted that at some point in the future one or more heavenly bodies would come flying past the earth. Hello!
The Lord also knew that Psalm 102:25-26 clearly predicts that the present order or arrangement of the solar system revolving around the Sun will “perish” and the heavens will be “changed.” In order to fulfill this prophecy a “change” has to occur in the entire solar system. It doesn’t require a lot of intelligence to come to this logical conclusion. So what is the Lord going to use to bring about this “change” in the present order and arrangement of the solar system? I don’t know! However, I suspect that such a “change” could be brought about by one or more large heavenly bodies with powerful electro-magnetic and gravitational fields entering into the solar system and literally forcing the planets in the solar system to move out of their present orbits, or perhaps even causing some of them to self destruct. Well glory to God! It sure appears that when the Lord Jesus gave His prophecies, He had in mind events which are on the horizon RIGHT NOW.
Our precious Lord, in Luke 21:11, in the exact context of speaking about the events which would precede and signal His coming again for His people, explicitly stated, “And great earthquakes shall be in divers [diverse; different] places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall be from heaven.”
The Lord continued this line of thought in the same chapter a few verses later when He explicitly stated, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken,” Luke 21:25-26.
Today it is a well known established truth that disturbances which occur in the solar system have a direct effect upon the earth. For instance, we now know that it is the gravitational pull of
the Moon which causes the tidal actions in the seas and oceans of the earth. Let anything interfere with the gravitational force of the Moon upon the earth and the tides in the seas and oceans will increase accordingly. The solar flares from the Sun are the cause of the so-called “northern lights.” Depending on how strong the electro-magnetic energy is in the solar flares from the Sun, the solar flares can interfere with communications, electrical grid systems, the climate and weather systems on the earth, and even effect the tectonic plates of the earth causing earthquakes. Anyone today who has even casually observed the movements of the heavens then knows that there is a direct connection between what occurs in the heavens in the solar system and what occurs on the earth. To deny this connection is “ignorance gone to seed.”
Notice that the Lord Himself explicitly stated, “for the powers of heaven shall be shaken,” Luke 21:26. The English word “shaken” is translated from the Greek word, “saleuo.” This Greek word literally means, “to shake up; agitate; to cause to totter; to shake thoroughly; to shake down; to overthrow; to cast down from one’s state; to move; to disturb; to stir up.” See Thayer’s Greek Lexicon, page 567, Strong’s No. 4531. See also Hebrews 12:25-29 and Haggai 2:6-7. Yet in spite of the prospect of such prophesied events staring humanity in the face RIGHT NOW, some stubbornly refuse to believe these events explicitly predicted by the Lord Jesus Himself are either coming or even going to happen.
But they will! I remind our readers that the entire Book of Revelation was given to John as a vision by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, Revelation 1:1; 1:8; 1:17-20. In Revelation 8:7-12 the first four judgments under the sounding of the trumpets are poured out upon the earth as each of the angels sound their trumpets. Each one of these four judgments are brought about by something from out of the heavens falling upon, passing by, or otherwise effecting the earth. Notice also that each of the judgments follows one behind the other, exactly as we presently see Planet X following Elenin and the Lord only knows what is following Planet X. Is this all just coincidence? I don’t think the Lord Jesus Christ was lying when He gave us these prophecies! Do you?
The Apostle Peter verified the Lord’s prediction by explicitly saying, “But the day of the Lord [the Tribulation] will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up,” 2 Peter 3:10.
This inspired Apostle used the exact same Greek word [pareleusomai…”pass away”] that the Lord used in Matthew 24:35. In other words, the Apostle Peter clearly states that the Tribulation will begin when one or more heavenly bodies come flying past the earth making “a great noise” as they pass. This will likely occur when the entire earth is plunged into three days and nights of total darkness, thereby fulfilling Christ coming to resurrect and rapture His New Covenant believers to glory “as a thief in the night.”
By the way, I did receive an email from a fellow telling me that it would be “impossible” for people on the earth to hear a planet or other heavenly body passing by the earth through space for, according to him, “space is a vacuum which cannot transmit sound.” Whoo boy! Then I suppose the ancient Sumerians were just bald faced liars when they recorded how the inhabitants of the earth trembled in stark terror as they watched and HEARD Planet X passing by the earth some 3,630 years ago. If I could buy some of these proud hearted “know-it-alls” for what they are really worth, and sell them for what they think they are worth, I would never have to be concerned with funds for the Lord’s work again. God have mercy on such “willing ignorance.” I wonder if this fellow has ever read Isaiah 24:18 and 29:6, and if so does he believe them?
The Prophet Isaiah also verified the Lord’s prediction in his inspired writings. See Isaiah 13:1-22 in which Isaiah explicitly states that “the day of the Lord…..shall come as a destruction from the Almighty,” 13:6. In the chapter Isaiah describes in detail the judgments that the Lord will bring
upon the earth during the Tribulation. In 13:3-5 the Lord says that He has commanded His “sanctified ones,” and that He has called them “from the end of heaven” as “the weapons of His indignation.” Now isn’t this a “coincidence”? Or is it? Is it possible that the Lord is referring to bringing Planet X and other heavenly bodies into our solar system from the blackness of deep outer space to use in bringing judgment upon the wicked of this earth? Read 13:10 and think about it! Whatever the Lord is bringing “from the end of heaven” is most certainly going to cause great earthquakes and destruction upon the earth and even move the earth itself out of its present orbit,
13:13-14. I would also suggest that our readers carefully study Isaiah 24, where the prophet again clearly connected chaos in the heavens with terrible judgments being brought upon the earth.
Folks, it is obvious that these visitors from out of the heavens are coming, whether some want to believe it or not. Wicked unbelief will not stop these clearly predicted events from happening.
Yes, I am well aware that Elenin and Planet X are not mentioned by name anywhere in the Bible. Does that mean that they don’t exist just because they are not named in the Bible? Does that mean that the Lord God is not going to use them to fulfill the prophecies of His Word just because He didn’t call them by name? Many hundreds of things that we see and use every day are not mentioned by name in the Bible. Does that mean they don’t exist? How about you? Is your name recorded in the Bible? If it isn’t, does that mean you don’t exist? Silliness gone to seed!
The inspired Word explicitly states that the Lord “…..worketh all things after the counsel of His own will,” Ephesians 1:11. Does this then mean that the arrival of Comet Elenin and Planet X into the solar system right at this particular time in human history is not included in the “all things?” Well…?? Get serious about believing God’s Word or take down your sign!
Mentioning “this particular time” reminds me that…….
The Lord Himself told us WHEN these things were coming…….
Oh yes He did! I’m not referring to the “day and hour,” so some of our readers don’t need to go
into hysterics. What I am referring to us the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ Himself explicitly and
plainly stated in The Parable of the Fig Tree,
Matthews Gospel…….“So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, KNOW that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled,” Matthew 24:33-34.
Marks Gospel…….“So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, KNOW that it is nigh, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done,” Mark 13:29-30.
Lukes Gospel…….”So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, KNOW ye that the KINGDOM OF GOD is now nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled,” Luke 21:31-32.
Now how about a little serious Bible study? The words translated as “all these things” in Matthew and “these things” in Mark and Luke literally mean “all at the same time.” In other words, the Lord Himself explicitly said that when the time would come when everything He had predicted to occur in these chapters [earthquakes; famines; pestilences; one ethnic group pitted against another ethnic group; nation against nation; wars and rumors of wars; signs from the heavens; etc] is occurring all in the same period of time then God’s people [true believers] could KNOW that the “KINGDOM OF GOD” is staring humanity in the face!
Oh yes it does mean this! This is not just my “interpretation” or my “opinion.” Look up the meaning of the Greek words for yourself in your own Concordance or Lexicon. See Thayer’s Greek Lexicon, pages 491-493, Strong’s No. 3956. Thayer’s says that the word “all” as used in these passages and the Greek tense in which the word occurs, specifically means “these things all taken
together.” But this is by no means the end of the matter…..
The Lord Himself then reinforced the truth He stated about “all these things” by referring to “This generation” in all three of these gospels. No, He was not referring to the generation living at the time He was on earth giving the prophecy. Again, look this expression up for yourself in your own Concordance or Lexicon. Thayer’s Greek Lexicon, in referring to “this generation” as used in these passages, explicitly states, “the whole multitude of men living at the same time: used especially of the Jewish race living at one and the same period.” See Thayer’s, page 112, Strong’s No. 1074.
In the context of The Parable of the Fig Tree the Lord Jesus Christ is referring to “the generation” that is living when the fig tree, typifying the nation of Israel [Jeremiah 24:5-7; Hosea 9:10], is re-planted in her land [re-established as a nation…1948] and then begins to put forth leaves [expands her territory…Six Day War, 1967], Matthew 24:32-34. It is “this generation” which shall not die off or pass away until “the kingdom of God” [Luke 21:31-32…Millennial Kingdom] is established on the earth. Praise the Lord! Glory to God! Hallelujah!
Beginning with the year that either one of these historical events occurred, 1948 or 1967, and counting forward, it then ought to be obvious that we believers living today are swiftly approaching the end of these time periods set forth by the Lord Himself. Only seven years remain in either one of these two time periods. What is the prophetical significance of this for our readers?
In 1948 Israel was reestablished as a nation for the first time since 70 A.D.; 1878 years. If we move forward using the time when Israel changes their own calendar each year, Rosh HaShanah, the 1st day of the 7th month on the Jewish calendar, then from Rosh HaShanah 1948 to Rosh HaShanah 2011 will complete exactly 63 years. The 64th year will begin on Rosh HaShanah.
Folks, I firmly believe that the final seven years are the seven years of the Tribulation and are reserved for Israel, and for God’s judgment upon the Christ rejecting Gentile peoples of the world, Daniel 9:24-27. 63 + 7 = 70. “70” is the Bible number for “the restoration of Israel.” The Lord Jesus Christ was 30 years of age when He began His public ministry, Luke 3:23. This left 40 years to be completed in a 70 year period before Israel was taken away from being a nation. Now here at the end of this present age we are living today in another 70 year period which began with Israel’s restoration as a nation and will end in seven more years with the “the Israel of God” being restored to a right spiritual relationship with the Lord. Glory to God! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
I would be negligent to our readers if I didn’t also point out that if the current cycle of events were to go one more year to Rosh HaShanah, 2012, this whole numerical pattern explicitly set forth in God’s Word would be totally “fouled up.” Think about it!
Now what did the Lord Himself tell us about this final generation? He told us explicitly and plainly that “all these things” which He prophesied will come to pass or be fulfilled and “the kingdom of God” will be established on the earth within “this [final] generation.” The Lord Himself clearly and explicitly stated in Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:11, 21:25-26, and Revelation 8:7-12 that this includes one or more heavenly bodies flying past the earth or even falling upon the earth, causing great destruction and death upon the earth. Is this plain enough?
The Lord also explicitly told us believers, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh,” Luke 21:28. Compare Romans 8:23.
In view of these Truths…….
So if this whole subject of Elenin, Planet X, Nibiru, or any other heavenly body flying past or even falling upon the earth and causing great death and destruction is, in the opinion of some, just A FARCE, FOOLISHNESS, AND NONSENSE, then I have a suggestion for any and all of our readers who feel that way……. Just tear these utterances of the Lord Himself out of your Bible, throw them in the trash, and tell God that you don’t believe this is ever going to happen and that the Lord just lied or was mistaken when He Himself predicted that they were going to happen.
Do I really expect some believers to do this? No! Not if they really are true believers!
Then why did I even bother to write this study? I wrote this whole study to fulfill my obedience as a “man of God” to the inspired command given to Timothy and by example to every true Christian minister, to “reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine [teaching]; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables,” 2 Timothy 4:2-4.
Folks, I am sick to my stomach of those who profess to be true believers viciously attacking and demeaning other true believers because “They don’t see things like I see them!” or “What I believe is correct and everyone else is wrong!” or “The Lord told me, so I can’t possibly be wrong.” God have mercy on such willful ignorance and wickedness!
Have true believers forgotten the Lord’s own explicit command?
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another,” John 13:34-35.
Have true believers forgotten the inspired admonition of Paul?
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love,” Ephesians 4:15-16.
I am not for a minute suggesting that true believers compromise or “water down” the truth of God’s Word. God forbid! My prayer is that the Lord will raise up more true believers who will “earnestly contend for the faith,” Jude 3. But I am saying that true believers are all members of the same family and brothers and sisters in Christ. When we disagree, just as members of any family will disagree from time to time, is it necessary to cut one another down, to speak to one another and about one another and against one another viciously and meanly and hatefully?
This kind of language might [???] be okay when we believers are dealing with avowed enemies of the truth who hate us, hate our God and Savior, hate our Bible, and hate everything we stand for, and who rail against us in the crudest and filthiest of language. But those are not the people I have in mind! I am talking about relations between God’s people; true believers.
Are some true believers unable to say what needs to be said or at least what they think needs to be said, to another true believer without getting ugly and mean about it? Are true believers simply unable to discuss different viewpoints on the Scriptures without becoming mean, ugly, proud hearted, arrogant, disrespectful, and hostile towards a fellow believer? Well…???
By God’s grace I’ve set my point in this study before our readers, while also trying to get across the great truths of God’s end-time message, and I have done so whether some like what I’ve had to say or not. May the Lord bless the truth of His Word and also carry this appeal home to the hearts of all of my fellow believers who read this message. I close with God’s own precious word,
“We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren…….Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren,” 1 John 3:14-16.
Fellow believers, please use this study as the Lord may lead you. Please address all correspondence to: Pastor F. M. Riley, 184 County Road 108, Harrisburg, Missouri 65256, or I can be contacted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org