Gerry Almond (5
"Peace and Security
and the Lord's delay"
June 4, 2016
As William Shakespeare might have said, “perhaps tis this that
may be the crux of the matter”.
In the tenth chapter of the book of Daniel there is a very
important event recorded. Leading up to that event the Scripture
says that Daniel, now an eighty seven year old man, very high in
the kingdom of Babylonia, and prophet par excellent to Jehovah
God, never left His service to His heavenly King. He walked the
walk and talked the talk that he knew Jehovah wanted of him,
even when he had reached the very powerful place of ruling in
Babylon. That is, Daniel was a Jew!
Taken captive at age 17 as a birthday present, he was now
looking at his 87th birthday, and he wanted a present. He wanted
Jehovah to free him and his people the Jews, from Babylonian
captivity. He could read the promise given Jeremiah (chapter 29,
verse 10) that the captivity was to be for 70 years. So, 87 – 17
= 70. “Let's go home”!! By the way, that is what we are all
saying too, isn't it? “LET'S GO HOME”!!
His birthday came and went. Whoa....there was no release order.
So, Daniel gathered some friends and they fasted and prayed. For
days they continued to fast (they ate no pleasant bread), and
pray. And their prayer was “why no release”? “Is Jeremiah's
prophecy not true”? “Is Scripture not true”?
By faith, Daniel knew better. He and his group persisted for 21
long days and nights.
“And, in the four and twentieth day of the first month”, (that
is Nisan 24, which this year is the third day of Passover). “I
was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel; 5. Then I
lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain Man
clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of
Ophaz: 6. His body also was like the beryl, and His face as the
appearance of lightning, and His eyes as lamps of fire, and His
arms and His feet like in colour to polished brass, and the
voice of His words like the voice of a multitude”. (A perfect
description of Jesus Christ also given in the Revelation).
Daniel alone saw and heard this Man. And this is what happened
to Daniel as a result.
Daniel fell to the ground, and there remained no strength in him
at all, for his body was turned into corruption. This means he
was dead and not only so, but corruptibly dead in his body. But
he could still hear (hearing is the last sense to die at death).
Then he slept the sleep of death with his face on the ground.
“And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and
upon the palms of my hands”. (a picture of the resurrection of
“And He said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved,
understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright:
for unto to thee am I now sent”.
I believe this to be an Old Testament picture of the rapture
event. First the resurrection of the dead and now....”And when
He had spoken this word unto me, I stood, trembling”.
HERE, THEN IS THE CRUX OF THE MATTER:
He informed Daniel that on his 87th birthday, God the Father
sent the Son to free them. He had heard Daniel's prayers and saw
his fasting. But, by the sovereign will of God, in order to show
that the war in heaven is very real, and that the adversary is
indeed, strong, He said:
“But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood Me one and
twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the the chief princes,
came to help Me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia”.
(The Son was delayed as a teaching tool, by the will of God, so
that we may understand the war in the spirit realm). Think about
it, could anyone or anything delay the Son of God, who is God,
Himself? Yes, but only if it is the will of God)!
“Then....He touched me, and He strengthened me, and said, O man
greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea be
Then, Daniel was changed into full strength. This pictures the
rapture of the living, I believe.
MY BELIEF IS THIS
This is being repeated right now. I have often said that there
would be a delay, and that it would be 21 days, repeated from
the days of Daniel. I think it may be now and here is why:
The rapture event is recorded in I Thessalonians 4:16-18. Jesus
said that He would descend from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and the trump of God. This is done to
raise the dead in Christ from their graves and to take the
living in Christ from the world. But that is not the end of the
story. Look at chapter 5: 3ff. This taking would be at a time of
“sudden destruction”, whether nuclear, grid collapse, financial
collapse, worldwide earth shaking, or whatever. And it was
qualified by adding that it would be when “they” say “peace and
safety” or peace and security, which is the same thing.
The French government, a permanent member of the U. N. Security
Council announced in mid May that it had had enough of the
middle east standoff. It said that it was going to unilaterally
introduce a resolution in the United Nations to FORCE a peace
between the Palestinians and the Israelis, and it was going to
be on May 29, 2016. It was later put off until June 3. Israel
tried unsuccessfully to talk the French out of doing it, because
they knew that the U. S. A. would back France in this. So would
Russia and China. It would be a shoo-in. But when the time
finally came, the French meeting adjourned without a whimper of
success. Something big happened.
Egypt's Prime Minister, in an effort to preempt this awful
threat, met with both the Israeli and the Palestinian
governments to hammer out their own proposal. The Israelis would
rather meet the Palestinians on their own without the U. N.
interference, of course. As a matter of fact, the Israeli Prime
Minister's approach to the French move is to do nothing. But
Israel has met with the Egyptian brokered peace process
delegates of Palestine. Today, June 4, Prime Minister Netanyahu
by phone to U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry said “yes”. The
peace process is not only on, but rapidly succeeding.
They are saying “peace and security” as I write this.
MY THESIS IS AS FOLLOWS:
I propose to say that the rapture of the Philadelphia Church
Christians, the ready ones, will be June, sometime. The
Laodiceans must be left behind.
I also propose to say that the rapture of the Philadelphian
Church is of equal importance in the course of events, as was
the release of the Israeli captives in Babylon, and the evil
archangel prince of Persia will fight just as hard once again to
prevent the arrival of the Lord Jesus (with God's permission,
once again, I am sure) to prevent the rapture of the ready. And
Michael, the archangel of God will intervene again in the
So, when is the 21 days delay, if indeed there is a repeat of
the type? I believe it is counted from May 17/18, the
anniversary of the first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion in
1949. From that date until June 7/8 is to the day 21. It means
to me that Jesus intended to return for us on May 18 as day one,
and was delayed by the fierceness of the war in heaven to try
and stop Him, (with God's permission, of course). It means that
I speculate that we should leave here either June 8 or 9. Why
say this? Read on.
Of course, our God could simply shake the earth mightily all
around the globe. Or he may just let the prophesied events of
Ezekiel 38 and 39 take place. If so, on the earth, the western
powers are amassing troops overseas and the G7 is putting
unbearable financial pressure onto Russia in a bid to force them
to return the Crimea, which they invaded and took away from the
Ukraine. This is a NATO matter, and what used to be the G7 plus
Russia is now the G7 against Russia.
The Russians have become very agitated over the nuclear missile
shield being placed in Poland and and the Czech Republic. Just a
few days later came the G7 decision detailed above. This will
surely lead to world war. In that event, Ezekiel 38 and 39 will
play out. And it is noteworthy that as part of that playing out,
a (nuclear) fire exchange will occur between Magog, the land of
Gog , or Russia, the land of Putin, and the land with coasts,
namely the United States. Unfortunately, the attack will
probably be a sneak attack to gain a first strike and the
destruction and horror will be awesome.
Psalm 91 informs us, I believe, to not fear the arrow that flies
(missiles) nor the pestilence that walketh in darkness (nuclear
radiation), for though a thousand fall at our right hand and ten
thousand at our left, IT WILL NOT COME NIGH US. Only with our
eyes shall we behold and see the reward of the wicked. And why?
Because “he who dwelleth in the secret place shall abide under
the shadow of the Almighty”.
I was privy to a post made by a sparrow on The Sparrows Barn
site that came from Ben de noon in eastern Europe who detailed
the buildup mentioned above from the standpoint of being there.
Folks, this appears to be serious.
This also makes the 7 days alert given to Noah in our day to be
May June 1 to 7, 2016. On this date, the Russians became very
agitated over the missile shield being placed in Poland and and
the Czech Republic. Just 7 days later came the G7 decision
detailed above. So from May 28 through June 3 is the alert if
this thesis is correct.
I certainly think that time is nearly up.