IT BEGINS WITH AN EARTH QUAKE
Doves, I have been a lurker on this site for years now. Your letters have greatly encouraged me! Thanks John for providing us with a forum to fellowship with fellow believers in our Lord Yahushua! I recently have been moved by the Holy Spirit to put down some thoughts on paper.
I have a calendar hanging in my home. Every month it provides me with a scripture and a beautiful picture to go along with it. This month happens to be Psalms 84: 11. “For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory.” I normally read the scripture passages each month consider them and move on. For some reason, this passage would not let me go. I thought for many days about what this might mean. I eventually began to think of the sun being shielded, possibly an eclipse. I noted that the passage says he will “give grace and glory.” I associate grace with salvation and glory with our transformation upon the rapture into our glorified bodies. With the upcoming solar eclipse of 11/3/13, I began to take a harder look at that date. I know many of you have already posted your thoughts about the eclipse. This one by Charles was the most recent one I read.
These are my thoughts and not meant to be a “thus saith the Lord.”
I went to Time and Date and subtracted 153 from the Blood Moon Tetrad of 4/15/14. The date came to 11/13/13, 10 days after the eclipse. I immediately thought of subtracting the “ten days tribulation” of Rev 2:10, which brought me to the 11/3/13 eclipse date. Like many Doves, I believe that the rapture takes place after the opening of the sixth seal, a devastating worldwide earthquake. I think that Peter Goodgame has an excellent chart outlining this scenario at this link: http://www.redmoonrising.com/prewrathview.htm
Rev 6:12 “and I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;” Will the eclipse be accompanied by the sixth seal earthquake? Will the moon in eclipse turn blood red? If you click on the above link, you will see that Goodgame makes a good case for the Gog war of Ez 38 to take place at this time. The events of the sixth seal, seventh seal in Rev 8:5 and first trumpet in Rev 8:7 are very similar to the judgment handed out to Gog in Ez 38:22. Also, in Ez 38:19, God causes a “great shaking in the land of Israel.” Ez 38:20 states “that every wall will fall to the ground.” Does this leave Israel dwelling in “un-walled villages.”? That is certainly not the case today. Given the political situation in Israel, I can’t see them tearing their walls down anytime soon. Russia today has huge amounts of military equipment and troops in Syria. They also have a large naval presence in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel. Will a devastating earthquake provide them with the opportunity to “take a spoil?” Namely the huge oil and gas reserves recently discovered off of Israel’s coast? Russia has been trying to get a pipeline to the Mediterranean for years. It would be much easier to take the Israeli fields.
This may also be the perfect opportunity for the Isaiah 17 “burden of Damascus” prophecy to be fulfilled. I know many have thought that this would be fulfilled by a nuclear strike by Israel. I only mention this prophecy because Is 17:14 states “And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.” YBIC!