> Ever since I had my rapture on a Thursday dream I have been watching a > little closer on Thursdays.
WHY I NOW EXPECT THE RAPTURE ON SUNDAY
I have considered Thursdays too, because a couple of you Doves thought the Rapture would be on Thursday. However, now I have settled on Sunday, because Scripture is 100% reliable.
The last book in the Bible, the script of the miracle play, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" is specifically written to us when the Rapture is at hand.
It is at hand in both the first and last chapters.
Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand."
Rev 22:10 says, "Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand."
How close is "at hand"? maybe ten days before the Rapture. Rev 2:10 says, "Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION TEN DAYS: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."
This script is written for us. Now is when we should thoughtfully reread The Revelation of Jesus Christ. It applies to our days, just before the First-Trump Rapture takes place. The messages to the 7 churches are to us today. Jesus grabbed some history of each church group, but in the end it applies to the churches today. The next big thing on the agenda is the Rapture of Rev 4:1. We had better take Jesus' Monologue to heart. The churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia have no condemnation listed. Sardis and Laodicea, have no commendation listed.
In the Preview, we saw Jesus among the candlesticks, i.e., the church groups, in Heaven. He had 7 stars still in his hand.
In Rev 2:1, Jesus says, "Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus (meaning the desired one) write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks". That is right after the Preview of the Rapture.
In Jesus' monologue to the 7 churches, we have two extremes, either the clergy rule or the people rule.
And what do you know, in 2:6, Jesus says, "But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate." The Nicolaitans organize the church into clergy and laity, and The Lord hates it. Mat_23:9 says, "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." The ones that call the clergy father are often the ones that do not read their Bibles very much. They trust the clergy to tell them what it means. They may pray to Mary, as if she was the mother of God. God has no mother. God is eternal. He was in Jesus, he was not just Jesus.
Act_17:28 says, "For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring."
Joh_1:18 says, "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." In the Old Testament, the Son of God was the angel of the Lord.
1Jn_4:12 says, "No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us"
Isa 44:6 says, "Thus saith the LORD (YHWH) the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD (YHWH) of hosts; I am the first (YHWH King of Israel), and I am the last (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer); and beside me there is no God."
To Smyrna (meaning myrrh, death), he said, "I know thy works, and TRIBULATION, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have TRIBULATION TEN DAYS: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." (Rev 2:9,10)
To Pergamos (meaning mixed marriage), he also said, "So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, WHICH THING I HATE" (Rev 2:15).
And to the Nicolaitans in Thyatira (meaning Semiramis, the wife of Nimrod, the Pontifex Maximus of the Tower of Babel), he said, "These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass (symbol of a curse); 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first (because of the rule of the beast and false prophet). 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel (i.e., like Jezebel, the wife of Ahab, that worshipped Baal), which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I gave her space (i.e., first half of the Tribulation) to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her (i.e., join with her) into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known THE DEPTHS OF SATAN, AS THEY SPEAK; I will put upon you none other burden. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come" (Rev 2:19-25).
To Sardis (meaning remnant), he said, "If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee." (Rev 3:3).
To Philadelphia (meaning brotherly love), in Rev 3:8, he said, "I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door (i.e., the symbol of the Rapture), and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name." These are the wise virgins.
To Laodicea (meaning people rule), he said, " So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth" (Rev 3:16). These are the foolish virgins.
(meaning of names: Chuck Missler, at: http://www.khouse.org/articles/1993/32/)
The whole MIRACLE PLAY, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ," is centered around the Rapture. Rev 1:19 says, "Write the things which thou hast seen (i.e., before the Rapture), and the things which are (at the time of the Rapture), and the things which shall be hereafter" (after the Rapture).
Rev 4:1 says, "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter." The rest of the play takes place after the First-Trump Rapture, after Jesus is given the seven-sealed book. No seals have been broken yet. They start to be broken after Rev 4/5.
We are nearing Mid-Trib now. That is when Satan and his fallen angels will be cast out of Heaven. I think they will be cast out on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, MID-TRIB, the anniversary of the day the Battle of Midway began. According to Wikipedia, that was "the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II". It was fought between June 4 and 7, 1942.
April 9, 2016, Nisan 1, 5776, Second Advent, 1st day of the Regnal and Jubilee Years, day the sanctuary will be cleansed (Eze 45:18)
Less 2300 days (Dan 8:13,14) = Tues. Dec. 22, 2009 (beginning of Tribulation)
Dec 22, 2009 + 1260 days (1st half of the Tribulation) = Tue. June 4, 2013, Mid-Trib
We have to be in Heaven while Satan is still there for him to accuse us BEFORE GOD day and night. Therefore, we should be caught up before June 4, 2013. That is a comforting thought. By that time, we would only have to stick it out one month, from May 4 to June 4.
However, I think we will be caught up SUNDAY, May 5, 2013. That will be both Ascension Day and the Eastern Orthodox Easter SUNDAY.
In the PREVIEW of the Rapture, Rev 1:9-11 says, "I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos (meaning mortal), for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was (lit., became) in the Spirit on the Lord's day (SUNDAY), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last".
This is why I now expect the First-Trump Rapture on Sunday.
FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE ON THE LORD'S DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013, Ascension Day and Orthodox Easter
LAST-TRUMP RAPTURE ON THE DAY OF THE LORD, MONDAY, SEPT 14, 2015, Feast of Trumpets
The Last-Trump Rapture is on the Feast of Trumpets, 7 months before the Second Advent (Eze 39:12,13).
The Second Advent has to be in a Leap Year for there to be 7 months between Tishri 1 and Nisan 1. 5776 is a Leap Year. Also, a Jubilee Year has to be preceded by a Sabbatic Year. 5775 is a Sabbatic Year. I consider the date of the Second Advent locked in.
THE SEVEN MONTHS (I.E., IT IS A LEAP YEAR) BETWEEN THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH ON TISHRI 1 AND THE SECOND ADVENT ON NISAN 1
Eze 39:11-13 says, "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog. 12 And SEVEN MONTHS shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. 13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified (i.e., at the Second Advent), saith the Lord GOD."
6. Adar I
7. Adar II, the extra month added only in leap years
The next Sabbatic Year after 5775 is 5782. It is not followed by a Leap Year. Therefore Nisan 1, 5776, date of the Second Advent, seems to be locked in place.
Mat 24:32-37 says, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree (i.e., Israel); When his branch (klados, scion broken off for grafting, i.e., modern Israel) is yet tender (apalos, young, i.e., not over 19, which Israel was in 1967), and putteth forth leaves (grows, they got Sinai, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and West Bank in the Six-Day War), ye know that summer is nigh (the war was June 5-10; summer began June 21): 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it (i.e., the Rapture) is near, even at the doors (door is a symbol of the first Rapture, Rev 3:8, so doors applies to both Raptures). 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation (1967 + 48.33 years [Mt 1.17] = 2015.66 years) shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth (present tense, i.e., no man knew in 30 AD) no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
In Noah's day, man was given 120 years (Gen 6:3 says, "the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years." The first Zionist Congress was Aug 31, 1897. 1897 + 120 years is 2017, the outer limit of our days.
We cannot go beyond 2017 easily. To me, this also locks in Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016 as the date of the Second Advent. Besides that, April 9, the Second Advent, is the anniversary of the Resurrection on April 9, 30 AD. Resurrecting the second time on the anniversary of the first Resurrection sounds like something the Lord would do. Therefore, I consider the Nisan 1, 5776, Sat. April 9, 2016 date unmovable.
How about you?
The Jubilee would be announced on the Day of Atonement, Sept. 23, 2015, Tishri 10, 5776, before the Second Advent on Nisan 1, 5776, the 1st day of the Jubilee Year.
As usual, I expect the Holy Fire to come after 2 PM on Holy Saturday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Jesus/God can appear in fire. Remember, he came to Moses in the burning bush. He appeared in fire over the Tabernacle at night.
The miracle of the Holy Fire is the longest lasting miracle we have had. It started when Constantine built the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 325/326 AD. Why does the Holy Fire come to that church? It's great rotunda was built over the actual tomb of Jesus. The so-called "Garden Tomb" is not the real tomb of Jesus. The Holy Fire comes to the actual tomb, not to the Garden Tomb.
"According to tradition, Constantine arranged for the rockface to be removed from around the tomb, without harming it, in order to isolate the tomb; in the centre of the rotunda is a small building called the Kouvouklion (Kουβούκλιον; Modern Greek for small compartment) or Aedicule". (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Holy_Sepulchre#section_1)
The Aedicule is built around the actual tomb. In later years, some siding threatened to come loose. Therefore, the Aedicule is surrounded by some scaffolding to hold it together.
Of Mid-Trib, June 4, 2013, Rev 12:7-10 says, "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused (i.e., past tense) them before our God day and night."