Michael Colunga (20 Apr 2013)
"back to back..."

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
Currently, we are in the fifth year of the seventh shmita cycle of the current Jubilee count, just before the 70th Jubilee--starting on Yom Kippur 5776.
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To make any sort of sense of the timing of events, we refer to the prophet Hosea.
 
    1“Come, let us return to the Lord.

He has torn us to pieces

but he will heal us;

he has injured us

but he will bind up our wounds.

2After two days he will revive us;

on the third day he will restore us,

that we may live in his presence.

Hosea 6:1-2  NIV

"After two days" would place the Second Coming just where it ought to be, in 2015.  2013 is the first day.  2014 is the second day, and 2015 is the day after--encompassing the end of 5775 and the beginning of 5776.
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Folks, it's like this.  If Christ was crucified on a Friday, and rose on a Sunday, then He is coming again soon.  If He died on a Thursday, but rose on a Sunday, then we have another 1000 years of hell on Earth to endure before He comes.  Luckily, there are Millenial prophecies (over 700) that can only fully agree with Christ coming in the 7th Millenium--beginning on the 70th Jubilee.  Let's look at one such prophecy.
 
It is written,
    "Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy."
Daniel 9:24  KJV
 
Sixty-nine weeks, taken as weeks of years [pashat meaning], leads us directly to Sunday-Monday (March 30-31, 33 AD)10 Nissan 3793, the Triumphal Entry.  The seventieth week of Daniel started in 2008.   Seventy weeks, taken as seventy groups of seven shmita counts (7 X 7 = 49, the exact count of years from one Jubilee to the next, according to Leviticus 25), takes us directly to Yom Kippur 5776, 23 September 2015--starting on the evening of the 22nd.
 
Many have examined the timing of the LORD's return, and have come to the unwavering conclusion that, though things may look dire, He is going to come on schedule, as per the prophecy in Hosea.   It now seems abundantly clear that the Rapture is on the same schedule as above, yet each day (instead of standing in for 1000 years) stands in for one year.
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Here are two verses, back to back, that tell of the Rapture of the Church and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
 
38"Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’ ”
 
The pashat (Hebrew:  simple) meaning is, of course, talking about the start of the Church Age and the start of the Millenial Rule of Jesus Christ.  The remez (Hebrew:  hint) of verse 38 is to Revelation 3:14-22--the letter from the risen, glorified Christ to the church at Laodicea.  Thus, the D'rash (Hebrew:  hidden) meaning of verse 38, related to the remez, is a reference to the end of the Church Age, which is the Rapture, no matter when it happens to occur.
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Now, let's unpack the mystery.  Verse 38 of Matthew 23 says,
    38"Look, your house is left to you desolate.
Matthew 23:38  NIV
 
If the this verse is analyzed with the D'rash (Hebrew:  hidden) meaning in focus, then the desolation spoken of here is not the removal of the presence of the Holy Spirit [who, being God, is everywhere eternally present], but the removal of the Shekinah glory from the Earth.
 
The removal of the Church in the Rapture could accomplish that neatly, since the 144,000 are described pointedly as, the "firstfruits" of Israel's eventual redemption.  [Revelation 14:4 and Jeremiah 30].
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How close are we to that desolation?

    "North Korea now has an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the United States, as demonstrated by their successful launch and orbiting of a satellite on Dec. 12, the Washington Times reports.Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/north-korea-emp-attack-could-destroy-u-s-right-now/#fhmJouuqmbKtJ8KK.99

Consider the following verses and Barnes' Notes on the Bible commentary on each one.

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A Message about Edom (Idumea)

    11This message came to me concerning Edom:

Someone from Edom keeps calling to me,

“Watchman, how much longer until morning?

When will the night be over?”

12The watchman replies,

“Morning is coming, but night will soon return.

If you wish to ask again, then come back and ask.”

Isaiah 21:11-12  NIV

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From Barnes' Notes on the Bible commentary on Isaiah 21:

   (speaking of A Message about Edom, above) "The design of this is, therefore:

(1) to "reprove" them (the Idumeans, or Edomites) for the manner in which they had asked the question;

(2) to assure them that God was willing to direct humble and serious inquirers; and

(3) to show in what way a favorable answer could be obtained - to wit, by repentance. And this is as true of sinners now as it was then."

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The morning that is coming is the Rapture of the saints.  This, is in its turn, heralds a dark time of which Jesus said,

    "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be."

Matthew 24:21  KJV

To those who remain after a loved one goes home to be with the LORD, Jesus says,

    "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33  ESV

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How to know God's love and His peace:

REPENTANCE PRAYER  

 

Precious Jesus, 

 

I acknowledge today that you are LORD and savior of all mankind, 

 

and today I have recognized my shortfall,

 

I repent and turn away from all sin. 

 

Please cover me with your precious blood, 

 

and establish your word in my life, 

 

that I may be found in righteousness and holiness 

 

and write my name in your book of life 

 

and baptize me with the power of the Holy Spirit 

 

in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. 

 

Amen.    

 

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Peace I Leave

 

Peace I leave with you, my friends:
Shalom my peace, in all you do.
Peace I leave with you, my friends,
I give to you, so you can give to others, too

To share God’s love is why I came,
To show God’s kindness to the world
Go now my friends and do the same,
Until I come again...

Take my hand and be at peace,
The spirit of our love I send;
And with this love you will be free,
Until I come again...

With this love you all will know,
That loneliness is at an end,
Rejoice my people though I go
For I will come again...

Words and Music by Carey Landry

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~Blessings,

Mike