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The Balaamic Prophecies Of 2017


People tend to shy away from the conversation when "Bible codes", gematria, or numerology come up, and for good reason: they have been presented with every interpretation under the sun.  Ask a dozen Bible code or gematria "experts" and you'll get two dozen answers as to who the antichrist is or when Jesus is coming back.  Their predictive track records are also about as poor as your chances of winning the lottery.  I've never put much stock in the theories of those who think they've single-handedly uncovered some secret knowledge hidden in the Bible using one of the aforementioned methods.  Personally, I think they haven't found a thing except evidence of an overly active imagination and too great a liberty with God's Word.

That being said, the Bible contains more real knowledge than every other book combined.  It is full of immeasurable treasures if you're willing to dig and submit yourself to its Author.  The Bible also contains obvious patterns, themes, and repeating numbers.  It is indeed communicating the wisdom of God to us if we are willing to humble ourselves enough to listen.

I have a lot of appreciation for Matt P's operation over at the Daily Crow, which doesn't shy away from numbers and extra-biblical evidence for God's sovereignty, yet simultaneously seeks to let the evidence speak for itself.  It's the avoidance of interpretive hullabaloo that has allowed him to uncover some incredible connections and catch a glimpse of the sovereign hand of God.

This article is intended to familiarize you with a concept that one of our forum members coined "Balaamic Prophecies".  Once familiarized you'll see that God is far more powerful and intelligent than you could have imagined.  He controls and upholds all things.  Everything is by design.  Everything points to Christ.  The evidence of His existence and power is so abundant, obvious, and profound that men are without excuse.  When all is said and done, even the most "intelligent" atheist when presenting his arguments directly to God will appear as a toddler arguing for why he should be allowed to touch a hot stove.  Even arguments for atheism are ultimately arguments against it because the arguments themselves are derived from the very concept of God - just as darkness is not a thing in itself, but only the absence of a thing - light.  Atheism is not a thing in itself, but only the denial of the most obvious thing of all, which is God.

All the things society continually argues about are at their core evidence for God:

Theism: Theos + ism = Belief in God

Atheism: A + Theos = Denial of God

Pantheism: Pan + Theos + ism = Belief that all is God

Panentheism: Pan + en + Theos + ism = Belief that all is in God

Polytheism: Polus + Theos + ism = Belief in many gods

Monotheism: Mono + Theos + ism = Belief in one God

Philosophy: Philos + sophia = Love of wisdom ("Love" and "wisdom" are completely arbitrary and non-existent without God's existence)

Science: Sciens = To know (Nothing can be known for sure unless a Being who knows all things reveals it)

Universe: Uni + verse = One whole that is spoken or written into existence (God spoke the universe into existence and we learn of this in His written Word)

Wisdom: Wise + dom = The good judgment of dominion, decree, or authority (goodness, judgment, dominion, decree, and authority have no meaning without the existence of One who is good and has dominion and authority; dom comes from dominion, which comes from dominus, which means Lord)

Logic, creation, and science have each proven God's existence.  On top of that, the Bible is the most reliable ancient book, completely inerrant in its original form.  It is the only self-verifiable book in existence through the use of hundreds of very specific prophecies that were fulfilled word-for-word hundreds and even thousands of years after they were first written.  Modern archaeology has completely obliterated the argument that Messianic prophecies in the Bible were written after the fact.  In addition to all of this, discernible beauty, universal morality, and the unchanging laws of physics and mathematics provide even further evidence for the existence of universal truth and the Supreme Being.  Men really are without excuse.

And now we are a little over three months away from a very specific astronomical alignment that was described in detail around 90 AD, nearly 2,000 years ago, by a follower of the Messiah.  There is simply no conceivable way the Apostle John could have predicted this alignment without the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
  the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
  night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
  no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
  their words to the ends of the world.
- Psalm 19:1-4


Coming back around to Balaamic Prophecy, I want to first explain God's sovereignty, at least insofar as a mere mortal can explain it:

1. God is a being of limitless power (Genesis 17:1, Job 42:2, Jeremiah 32:17, Isaiah 40:28, Matthew 19:26, Revelation 19:6).  He existed before the world began (Psalm 90:2, Colossians 1:17, Genesis 1:1).  In fact, He has always existed (Psalm 90:2) and the continued existence of everything is reliant on God to allow it to exist (Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:3).

2. God created the world (Genesis 1-2).  Christ, who is God (John 1:1, John 8:58, Acts 20:28, Hebrews 1:8, Titus 2:13), is also attributed with creating the world (John 1:3, Colossians 1:15-17).

3. God created the sky and space and set in motion all the preordained movements of the planets and stars so that they would at times appear as signs to mankind when significant events were taking place (Genesis 1:14, Psalm 19:1-4, Matthew 2:1-12,  Luke 21:11, 25, Revelation 12:1-2).

4. Creation was not made like a great clock that a deity wound up and left to its own devices.  To the contrary, the orderliness and unchanging laws of creation are continually upheld and keep their consistency because of the continual involvement of an unchanging God (1 Samuel 15:29, Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8).  The planets keep their courses and the waves roar because every second of every day God actively makes them do so (Jeremiah 31:35).  Their orderly movement is a testimony to His everlasting faithfulness (Isaiah 25:1).

5. Not only did God preordain every inanimate thing in creation, but He has planned our very lives (Job 12:23, 14:5, Psalm 139:16, Acts 17:24-28).  He has made both the end and the beginning (Isaiah 41:4, 46:10, Revelation 22:13).

God is so powerful and sovereign and wise that He didn't simply set the planets in motion, but He set every individual atom in motion... even more - every sub-atomic particle.  And He keeps perfect track of them all.  Christians are often satisfied to credit God with initially creating the universe, but His sovereignty and creative power are so much more.  His sovereignty rules out coincidence because not a single thing really happens by chance.  Humans operate their lives under the illusion of prediction and probability, but what they are really doing is betting on God's continued faithfulness.  The truth of the matter is that probability doesn't really exist.  It's just a term man uses for describing his finite perspective of how things operate.  Things either definitely happen or definitely do not.

People have a strong tendency to place God in a box.  Divisive doctrines of man are often the result.  Take the centuries-old debate between Calvinism and Arminianism.  They are each a "camp" named after mortal men (see 1 Corinthians 3:4).  Calvinists see all the Scriptures that demonstrate God's absolute sovereignty and say "God hardened Pharaoh's heart" (Exodus 7:3-4).  Arminians see all the Scriptures that demonstrate human free will and say "Pharaoh hardened his own heart" (Exodus 8:32).  Both sides dismiss the other even though both sides present Scriptures that are as clear as day.  They both end up belittling the majesty of God because they can't accept all of God's Word.  God is bigger.  To the contrary, I say both sides are right.  God hardened Pharaoh's heart and Pharaoh hardened his own heart.

Try for a moment to imagine a God who is so powerful and so sovereign that He can create a universe in which He has absolutely determined everything, including the fine details, and yet mankind simultaneously has real free will and is morally culpable for sin.  That's the biblical reality that I see.  It's a mystery and most people are uncomfortable with mystery, so they call it a contradiction when the only real contradiction is the assumption that a finite, three-dimensional human knows more than an infinite, hyperdimensional God.

Don't get me wrong though - many truths about God can be known because He has plainly revealed them to us through His Word and through creation.  The doctrine of the Trinity stands because many Scriptures declare that there is only One God, yet there are three unique Persons within Him (Luke 3:22, Matthew 28:19, John 14:26, 15:26, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 Peter 1:2).  The Father is not the Son (John 17:1-5) and the Son is not the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17, 26) and each of the three Persons is assigned unique personality and will in the Scriptures.  Since Scriptural truth is revealed "precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little" (Isaiah 28:10-13) and no Scripture says that God is not One God in three Persons then Christians can agree that the doctrine of the Trinity is just as true as air is real - and creation itself testifies to the truth of the Trinity (see chapter 2).

Finally getting to the point of all this: the truth of God shows forth through everything.  When lightning lights up the sky and thunder reverberates through the air, God's power is on direct display.  When a biologist discovers the incredible complexity of even the most simple of cells, the omniscience of God is revealed.  When a terrorist blows up a bus full of people in Egypt and we all recoil in horror and indignation, the moral truth of God is shown because we see and recognize evil.  When a mother cradles her newborn for the first time, the love of God is seen as plain as day.

Everything testifies about Him, for His glory and good purposes.  The very rocks cry out to Him in worship as they bear evidence day after day (Luke 19:40).  With this in mind we can move on to the concept of Balaamic Prophecy.

Balaam was an enemy of Israel mentioned in Numbers 22-24.  Balak, the king of Moab, saw that the Israelites had defeated two nearby kingdoms and perceived Israel to be a threat, so he hired the quasi-prophet Balaam to curse Israel.  Balaam greedily agreed to the proposition, yet each time he attempted to curse the Israelites, God used him to bless Israel instead and to prophesy of Israel's fortunes and the coming of the Messiah.  Through this wicked anti-semite we learn of a number of God's plans, including part of the prophecy of the Star of Bethlehem (Numbers 24:17).  In this fascinating story we learn that God can even speak truth through a donkey (Numbers 22:21-41).  So Balaamic Prophecy is the truth of God delivered through an unwilling or even unaware person or animal.  It could even be through inanimate objects or circumstances like the aforementioned rocks in Luke 19:40.

We see another example with the High Priest Caiaphas who wanted Jesus to be crucified and was His unwavering enemy:

Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, "You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish."

He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one.
- John 11:49-52


2017 has seen an unprecedented explosion in what appear to be people, events, and circumstances all pointing to prophetic events transpiring very soon, possibly even this year.  These Balaamic Prophecies are not telling their own story, but seemingly confirming the significance of Scriptures and prophetic scenarios we had already believed would soon come to pass.  Before I divulge the details, I want to remind you that Scripture stands on a higher level than these things.  These things are only prophetic insofar as they confirm Scripture and were intended by God to be prophetic.  We can never let these things lead us in a direction contrary to the revealed truth of the Bible.


Background

For 2,000 years Christians have held onto the promise that Jesus would one day return for them, establish His worldwide Kingdom, and bring everlasting justice to the earth.  The basic biblical premise is a multifaceted parousia where Jesus first appears in the sky and resurrects, transforms, and raptures (takes to Heaven) every genuine Believer since the Church was established.  Then a cosmic war ensues between the angels that have remained loyal to God and those who were deceived and sided themselves with satan who is portrayed as a seven-headed dragon.  The bad guys get kicked out of the heavens and are confined to the earth.  With the restraining force of the Holy Spirit through the Church gone from the earth and evil now running rampant, the satanically-controlled man of lawlessness (a.k.a. the antichrist) arises to establish a short-lived global dictatorship where Jews and post-rapture Believers are targeted for execution.  He establishes a seven-year covenant.  This evil man demands worship and ultimately requires a mark to come upon everyone on the earth who has rejected God.  They cannot buy or sell without the mark.

Two witnesses are sent by God to prophesy in Jerusalem for the first half of the Tribulation and 144,000 Jewish Believers are sealed and protected from the antichrist.  The battle of Gog and Magog breaks out in northern Israel.  God's judgment is poured out in full force on a wicked and Christ-rejecting world and then at the end of this seven year period of Tribulation, called the "Time of Jacob's Trouble" or Daniel's "70th Week", Jesus returns with His recently glorified Church to destroy the antichrist, false prophet, and the remaining hordes of violent and wicked unbelievers.  The Tribulation is described in great detail in the book of Revelation and is a time for God's plans to come to completion.  The number seven is used throughout the book as a symbol of completion: seven stars, seven angels, seven lampstands, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven vials, seven hills, seven kings, and a seven-headed dragon.

Over the past two millennia dozens of predictions have been made about when these events would begin, yet they always failed because the "fullness of time" had not yet come and the times of the Gentiles were not yet fulfilled.  Most predictions were made by just one or two men at a time and they relied on their private interpretation of Scripture in violation of 2 Peter 1:20.  The prophesied events could not transpire until Israel was back in the land, Jerusalem was returned to the Jews, and all the prophesied signs had converged and were observable.  But Israel is now back in the land, Jerusalem has been returned, the signs have converged, and the setting is just right.  Jesus said His return would be "as it was in the days of Noah."

On top of all this, a very specific sign involving the sun, moon, and stars is set to appear on September 23, 2017, where a "woman" is "clothed" with the sun, has the moon under her feet, is crowned with twelve stars, and is giving birth to a male child.  In Genesis 1:14 it says that the sun, moon, and stars were given for signs.  This sign, which is described in Revelation 12, is the only sign in the entire New Testament that involves all three at the same time.  And the sign in Revelation 12 is one of only two signs called "great".  Luke 21:25 says "there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars" before Jesus returns and Luke 21:11 says there will be "great signs from heaven".

This sign may be connected with the rapture of the Church (though not necessarily happening at the exact same time) and the onset of the seven year Tribulation.  Many Scriptures connect the sign of the woman in labor with the beginning of the Tribulation (see Isaiah 13:6-13, Isaiah 26:17-21, Isaiah 66:7-11, Jeremiah 30:4-11, Jeremiah 49:23-27, Micah 5:3, Matthew 24:8, Mark 13:8, and 1 Thessalonians 5:3).  Even more amazing, Christians have long suspected a direct connection between the Jewish Feast of Trumpets and the rapture and it just so happens that the September 23rd sign appears on, or one day after, the Feast of Trumpets.

From this background, pay careful attention to all the specific Scriptural themes involved with this prophetic scenario:

The end of the age

Times of the Gentiles fulfilled

Fullness of time

As in the days of Noah

Completion

7 = completion

Rapture of the Church

Feast of Trumpets

Signs in the sky

9/23

Woman in labor

Birth

War in Heaven

The dragon is waiting to devour the male child as soon as he is born

Demonic beings coming down to earth

Tribulation

Two witnesses

144,000 sealed

Gog and Magog

Judgment on the world

Antichrist

Covenant

...So, without further ado:


The Balaamic Prophecies Pointing To 2017

1. In the famous 1986 movie Labyrinth, an evil king (played by David Bowie) wants to kill a male child.  In the movie's most famous scene, the king taunts the baby boy while surrounded by demon-like goblins.  He grabs the boy and tells him, "in 9 hours and 23 minutes you'll be mine."



2. That exact same year, the dark comedy Little Shop Of Horrors, starring Rick Moranis, came out.  The movie opens with this scroll:

On the twenty-third day 
of the month of September,
In an early year of a decade
not too long before our own,
the human race suddenly
encountered a deadly threat
to its very existence.

Then just a minute or two later (at 2:21) a man can be seen holding a newspaper with a headline describing a sign in the sky: "Unexpected Total Eclipse".



3. In the 2007 movie Evan Almighty it is "as in the days of Noah" indeed.  Evan, played by Steve Carell, is a modern day Noah who is tasked by God with building an ark to escape the coming flood.  He is told several times by God to have the ark built by "September 22nd, mid-day" because then the flood would come.



4. In 2012 the Dutch carpenter and Believer, Johan Huibers, unveiled the world's first full-scale replica of Noah's Ark.



5. That same year, a second full-scale replica of Noah's Ark opened to the public in Hong Kong:



6. Then in 2014 the first big budget movie about Noah's Ark was released featuring Russell Crowe as Noah.  While differing from the Bible on a number of important details, it nevertheless showed a cataclysmic global flood and the violence that was on the earth in those days.



7. On June 26, 2015, the United States, the most prominent and powerful Gentile nation on earth, legalized gay marriage.  The White House and numerous buildings around the nation were lit up in the colors of the rainbow.  Tens of thousands waved rainbow flags all across the nation and world.  The rainbow is a stolen symbol.  It was originally given by God as a sign to Noah and his family after the global Flood subsided.  Besides the ark itself, no other symbol is as closely related to the days of Noah as is the rainbow.  2 Peter 3:3-7 tells us that a time will come shortly before Christ's return when people will mock and ridicule the rapture and return of Christ.  They will question that His return will ever happen.  Two reasons are given, first, because they believe things will continue on as they always have (think modern uniformitarianism and old earth theories) and second, because they will deliberately forget that God once judged the world with a flood.  Jesus also said His return would be as it was in the days of Lot.  Lot escaped from the penultimate biblical symbol of homosexuality and sodomy: the city of Sodom.



8. On July 7, 2016, the world's third full-scale replica of Noah's Ark opened in Kentucky.  Perhaps the most accurate and scientific of the three replicas thus built.  I've been there myself and was awestruck by its size.  It affirmed my faith in God's Word.



9. On November 20, 2016, the planet Jupiter entered the womb area of the constellation Virgo, signalling the "conception" that will lead up to the complete Revelation 12 Sign on September 23, 2017.  Just two days later massive wildfires broke out all across Israel and tens of thousands had to flee for their lives.  Keep in mind that Israel will be the most persecuted nation on earth during the Tribulation and the Bible likens this second global cataclysm to "fire".  Then on November 28th a fire started on the top of a mountain in Tennessee whose elevation is exactly 144,000 centimeters.  The fire rapidly spread to nearby Pigeon Forge where 14 people were tragically killed.  The town was so decimated that barely anything remained, yet under a charred park bench a single page from the book of Joel was uncovered.  The only unobstructed Scriptures that remained visible on the page were these:

Declare a holy fast;
call a sacred assembly.
Summon the elders
and all who live in the land
to the house of the Lord your God,
and cry out to the Lord.
Alas for that day!
For the day of the Lord is near;
it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

Has not the food been cut off
before our very eyes—
joy and gladness
from the house of our God?
The seeds are shriveled
beneath the clods.
The storehouses are in ruins,
the granaries have been broken down,
for the grain has dried up.
How the cattle moan!
The herds mill about
because they have no pasture;
even the flocks of sheep are suffering.

To you, Lord, I call,
for fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness
and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.
Even the wild animals pant for you;
the streams of water have dried up
and fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness.

Blow the trumpet in Zion;
sound the alarm on my holy hill.
Let all who live in the land tremble,
for the day of the Lord is coming.
It is close at hand—

Though the surrounding words were burnt, a few key words and phrases were preserved on the left side: "children", "fig tree", "great lion", and "virgin".  The fig tree is the biblical symbol of national Israel and The Parable of the Fig Tree is a prophecy of Israel's rebirth and the nearness of the Tribulation.  The Revelation 12 Sign consists of two constellations, which are Leo the Lion and Virgo the Virgin.  Virgo is pregnant with a child, but later in Revelation 12 has more children.



10. Remember Jacob's spotted and speckled sheep from Genesis 30:25-43? They would become the only native sheep in Israel when Jacob and his family made their way back to the Promised Land. The breed was ultimately exported to other countries, ending up in England and Canada several millennia later. While the breed went extinct from Israel, over in the New World the aptly named Jacob Sheep were kept in tightly controlled flocks with limited interbreeding - the one and only native breed of Israeli sheep was preserved all the way across the world!

Is that not a striking parallel to the diaspora?

After having been extinct in the Holy Land for centuries, Jacob's sheep returned to Israel in December, 2016, just a few weeks after Jupiter entered the womb of Virgo.

If this is not a sign of God turning His attention back to Israel and gathering the rest of the Jews to the land - I don't know what is.  Here is what the Jacob Sheep look like which have returned to their native land:



11. On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump and Mike Pence became the President and Vice President of the most powerful and influential Gentile nation on earth.  Neither Trump nor Pence are even among the top 2,500 last names according to PBS.  What are the chances, outside of providence, that those two names would end up in that order on the same ticket in the same year that a great sign appears on the Feast of Trumpets?  Trump/Pence is a homophone for "trumpets".



12. On February 5, 2017, Lady Gaga headlined the Super Bowl halftime show.  Dressed as a silvery star she "falls from the sky" and then proceeds to dance around amidst columns of fire burning all over of the stage.  Think Lucifer and his angels falling like stars from heaven in Revelation 12.  The next global cataclysm will be by fire rather than water.



13. Seven days later, on February 12th, Beyoncé performed at the Grammys as a pregnant woman clothed in the sun and crowned with a celestial golden crown.  The performance seemed almost like a scene-by-scene mockery of the Revelation 12 Sign and the post-rapture gathering of saints in Heaven described in Revelation chapter 4.  I devoted an entire article just to this one event because it was impossible to ignore the connection.



14. Two months ago, pop sensation Harry Styles debuted his first solo song, Sign of the Times.  The song quickly climbed to #1 on music charts.  Besides the eye-catching name of the song, the lyrics themselves are mind-blowing.  When asked about the meaning of this song, Styles was quoted as saying it had to do with childbirth.  My notes are in brackets:

Just stop your crying, it's a sign of the times [The Rev. 12 Sign?]
Welcome to the final show [The Tribulation is about to begin - the Day of the LORD]
Hope you're wearing your best clothes [The righteousness of Christ received by faith]
You can't bribe the door on your way to the sky [Only genuine faith in Christ gets you raptured]
You look pretty good down here
But you ain't really good [You think you're good, but not by God's standards]

[Pre-Chorus]
We never learn, we been here before [Unbelievers are stubborn / judgment happened before in the Flood]
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets

[Chorus]
Just stop your crying, it's a sign of the times
We gotta get away from here [Believers will be leaving]
We gotta get away from here
Just stop your crying, it'll be alright
They told me that the end is near [Because it is - the end of the *age* that is]
We gotta get away from here [The Bible repeatedly says Believers will escape before the "hour of trial" or Tribulation comes]

[Verse 2]
Just stop your crying, have the time of your life
Breaking through the atmosphere [Another hint at the rapture or wanting to be included in it]
And things are pretty good from here
Remember everything will be alright
We can meet again somewhere
Somewhere far away from here

The music video is even more telling, with Styles being lifted up from the earth, landing on a mountain, and ultimately flying up into the clouds:



15. The famous Lord Mayor Show parade in London will be led by two 14-foot wicker statues labeled "Gog" and "Magog".  This year's parade will be on November 11th, about a month and a half after the Revelation 12 Sign, which would be roughly around the time the real battle of Gog and Magog may take place if indeed the Tribulation begins this year.

From the official Lord Mayor website describing these parade figures comes this sentence that if you take just the first half, reads like a Balaamic Prophecy of the arrival of Gog and Magog:

The huge figures that you will see on the day of the Lord Mayor’s Show are just the latest versions of pagan effigies that go back at least a thousand years.



16. On December 12, 2016, Paolo Gentiloni became the Prime Minister of Italy.  The meaning behind the name is simply overwhelming.  "Paolo" means "Paul" and "Gentiloni" means "Gentile".  Paul was the Apostle sent by Christ to the Gentiles when the Jewish nation rejected the Messiah.  Paul established churches throughout the Mediterranean region with his ultimate sights set on Rome in Italy.  Paul was martyred in Rome, so that is where his ministry to the Gentiles ended.  The Apostles affirmed the dispensational understanding of the Church Age and the subsequent Time of Jacob's Trouble in Acts chapter 15:

The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.  When they finished, James spoke up. "Brothers," he said, "listen to me.  Simon has described to us how God first intervened to choose a people for his name from the Gentiles.  The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written:

After this I will return
  and rebuild David’s fallen tent.
Its ruins I will rebuild,
  and I will restore it,
that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord,
  even all the Gentiles who bear my name,
says the Lord, who does these things’
  —things known from long ago."
- Acts 15:12-18


The Daily Crow has a much more in-depth take on this, including the election of Emmanuel Macron, here.



17. Movies in 2016 and 2017 have been absolutely inundated with relevant imagery.  Batman v Superman portrays Superman as an alien savior, much like the antichrist will be portrayed.  The movie wrestles with the question "should humans fear and fight him, or worship him as a god?"

A few quotes from the trailer:

"Be their angel" - mother of Superman

"Devils don't come from hell beneath us... they come from the sky." - Lex Luthor

"God vs. man.  Day vs. night." - Lex Luthor


And in the antagonist's home what do we prominently see right behind him?  Why, just a painting of the War in Heaven showing Michael and his angels casting out satan and his angels.  The painting was made just for the film, but was based on such sources as Gustave Davore's 1866 painting "The Fall of the Rebel Angels".


Then in 2017 Alien: Covenant and Wonder Woman were released.  Satan is an alien of sorts.  Not an extraterrestrial, but rather an inter-dimensional being who does not belong here.  His antichrist will enforce a covenant for a seven year period.

Regarding Wonder Woman, Revelation 12:1 immediately comes to mind: "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars."  Gal Gadot plays Diana (a.k.a. Wonder Woman) - the movie features the first Jewish Israeli woman in a big budget lead role.  The woman in Revelation 12 represents Israel.  Diana means "heavenly" or "divine".  The sign in Revelation 12 is a heavenly sign.  Etymologically, "Diana" comes from ancient European words meaning "daytime" or "daylight".  The sign in Revelation 12 takes place during the day because the woman is "clothed with the sun".  Diana was the Roman goddess of the moon and childbirth and the sign in Revelation 12 has the moon under the woman's feet while she gives birth to a son.

Even more - it turns out Gal Gadot was five to six months pregnant during shooting.  The movie was released on June 2nd, when Virgo was a little over six months pregnant with Jupiter (going by a November 20th conception) or a little over five months pregnant (going by a December 23rd conception).  In Hebrew, "Gal" means "wave" and "Gadot" means "river bank" or "shore".  It is in Luke 21:25 that we learn that the signs in the "sun, moon and stars" will be accompanied by "the sea and the waves roaring".  Gadot's soon-to-be-born daughter will be named "Maya", which means "the supernatural power wielded by gods and demons to produce illusions."  Satan and his angels have indeed used illusions to convince the world that God is not real, God is not good, and everything is mere coincidence.


On May 12th, 70 biblical/prophetic years to the day since Israel became a nation, The Wedding Plan was released in the United States.  "So what", you ask?  Well this is an Israeli movie about a Jewish woman planning a wedding in Jerusalem.  The sign of Revelation 12 is of a woman who represents Israel and Jerusalem.  A wedding is planned in the New Jerusalem after the groom comes to snatch His bride (the Church) away.  The Hebrew name of the movie is "Through The Wall".  The Church will enter through the great and mighty walls of New Jerusalem described in Revelation 21 in order to marry the Lamb.


Spider-Man: Homecoming is set for release on 7/7/17.  The imminent rapture of the Church is the ultimate homecoming (John 14:2-3, Hebrews 13:14, 12:22-24).


Then there is the Transformers 5 trailer that features a multi-headed dragon.  Quotes from the trailer:

"The destruction of everything you know and love begins."

"Why do they keep coming here?" (see Revelation 12:12, Luke 21:26)

"Something is coming on the earth." (see Revelation 12:12, Luke 21:26)



18. On April 30, 2017, the world's oldest man, a Gentile from Indonesia by the name of Mbah Gotho, reportedly died at the ripe old age of 146, exactly 146 days before the Revelation 12 Sign.  He was exactly 146 years, 4 months, and 1 day old at death.  The month and day point to a key rapture verse in Revelation:

After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this."
- Revelation 4:1


This story then takes an even more shocking turn.  The title of "world's oldest man" immediately passed to Yisrael Kristal from Haifa, Israel.  As far as I know, this was the first time since the rebirth of Israel that an Israeli held this title.  Here we see a hint that the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled and God is about to turn His focus to the Jews.  What's more - this man's specific age, name, and marriage seem to have a message of sorts that you can read about in detail here.  In short, the message I found was this:

God will not contend with mortal man forever. Judgment will come in 120 years. God is regathering his people and though He was divorced from Israel for a time, He will remarry her. Her Temple will soon be rebuilt and the last king will soon come. The times of the Gentiles are over. In 2017 His focus returns to Israel. In 2024 Christ (Kristal) might return to Israel (Yisrael) at the culmination of judgment.



19. This one may be a bit more significant than just circumstantial Balaamic Prophecy.  2017 appears to be an endpoint of sorts for every significant prophetic year in modern history:

1517 - 500 years since the start of the Reformation when Believers tried to return the institutional Church back to belief in biblical doctrine.  500 years is ten Jubilees and also happens to be the age of Noah after which he had his three sons (Genesis 5:32) and work began on the ark.

1897 - 120 years since the First Zionist Congress where a Jewish state was envisioned and planned.  In Genesis 6:3 God established a probationary period of 120 years before judgment would come.

1917 - 100 years since the Balfour Declaration when the British government agreed to eventually establish a Jewish state.  Abraham was 100 years old when the Son of Promise Isaac was born.  We speculate that 2017 could be the year that another Son of Promise is born - the male child of Revelation 12:5 - the Church.

1947 - 70 years since the United Nations mandated a Jewish state.  The Jews were in Babylonian exile for 70 years.

1948 - 70 prophetic years of 360 days each since the rebirth of Israel.  Psalm 90:10 says a generation is 70 years long.

1967 - 50 years since the conquest of Jerusalem when the city was returned to the Jews.  50 years was the length of a biblical Jubilee period, at the end of which the land was returned to its rightful owner.

1977 - 40 years since the modern peace process began with world leaders seeking to divide the land.  "40" is used in the Bible as a time of testing and trial.

1987 - 30 years since The Temple Institute was founded in Jerusalem to prepare all the priests and artifacts for the building of the Third Temple and restoration of the Temple service.  They have since prepared every needed artifact, found and trained actual Levitical priests, and prepared the future Temple's cornerstone and main altar.  Priests had to be 30 years of age to serve in the Temple (Numbers 4) and Jesus was "about 30" when He began His earthly ministry (Luke 3:23).

If Israel were a treasure map then it looks like 2017 marks the spot.



20. "5" is the biblical number for grace and "7" is the biblical number for completion and perfection.  "7" is the number most frequently associated with prophetic events in the Scriptures.  For whatever reason, this year has been absolutely inundated with these numbers in such a way that simply defies the laws of probability.  To most these would simply seem to be extraordinary, but mundane coincidences.  To the contrary, I say OPEN YOUR EYES.

Gregorian year 2017 (the Flood came in Noah's day on the 2nd month on the 17th day)

Hebrew year 5777 (the Feast of Trumpets begins Hebrew year 5778 when many think the rapture might happen and the saints will shine like the sun - Matthew 13:43; the exact surface temperature of the sun has perpetually been 5778 degrees Kelvin)

Donald Trump whose term obviously includes September 2017, was born 700 days before Israel was reborn and was 777 days old, 77 days after Israel's rebirth.  Trump won the election by exactly 77 electoral votes.  He was 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old on Inauguration Day.  His Inauguration ended the 57th presidential term and began the 58th term in the same year that the Hebrew calendar transitions from 5777 to 5778 on the Feast of Trumpets.

Mike Pence was born 8 years to the day before Jerusalem was returned to Israel and is 57 years old in Hebrew year 5777, but is turning 58 on the 50th Gregorian anniversary of the Jerusalem conquest.

7 days after November 7th (Election Eve) was the largest Supermoon in 70 years.

Trump's campaign manager and current advisor Kellyanne Conway was born in 1967 - the year Jerusalem was recaptured.

In January, 2017, Chau Smith became the first person to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in just 7 days.  She was 70 years old.

The French election this year was held on 5/7/17 on the 7th day of the week.

Vladimir Putin will be 777 months old on 7/7/17.

Noah's father Lamech lived 777 years and died 5 years before the Flood (7775) - an inversion of the current Hebrew year (5777) - like bookends!

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who I think will be at the helm of Israel during the rapture, is currently 67 years old and will still be 67 years old when Jerusalem celebrates its 50th anniversary on 6/7/2017.

Netanyahu was born on the 7 + 7 + 7th day of October in the 7 x 7th year of the 20th century (1949) and graduated high school in 1967 and graduated from MIT in 1977.

From Netanyahu's first day in office to Trump's election was 7 years, 7 months, and 7 days; from his first day in office to Election Eve was 2777 days.

When Pigeon Forge burned and the Joel 2 passage proclaiming the Day of the LORD was at hand was discovered was 57 days before the first day of Hebrew year 5777.

2017 is 70 years since the U.N. mandate to establish a Jewish State and 70 prophetic years of 360 days each since the rebirth of Israel.


These 20 "coincidences" are just a few of literally dozens, even hundreds that students of Bible prophecy have been uncovering this year.

Look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.

If you have not yet believed on the Lord Jesus Christ.  Now is the time.  Today is the day of salvation.

Maranatha!

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  1. Where two or more gather in my name and agree on something, it will be done....

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  2. It has also been 500 years since Martin Luther posted his 95 thesis in 1517 and started the Reformation. That's kind of amazing if you think about it.

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    1. Great catch! Just added it in.

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    2. We Shall Overcome,...tony/ vt

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    3. Also, Trump gave the pope a book by Martin Luther King Jr.

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  5. Another notable year: in 1987 the Temple Institute was founded in Israel to begin preparations for the Third Temple including the training of priests. According to Numbers 4 a priest must be at least 30 years old (and not older than 50) to perform temple service. 1987 + 30 = 2017

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Temple_Institute

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    1. Awesome catch! Just added it to the list.

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  6. What a detailed and informative article! Lord bless you Gary!

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  7. How can the rapture NOT take place this year and most likely September 23rd? HOW???? When 2018 rolls around all of this means NOTHING. And not just everything from this post, but allllllll the other numbers and events that line up for 2017 and more specifically September 23 2017. But we still can't say the rapture is this year..... lol Smh.

    How many more discoveries for this year will it take for someone to be like "yeah the rapture is this year"??

    Are there ANY possible signs or events going into 2018 and beyond that can be considered possible rapture dates for future Feast of Trumpets?

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    1. I realize these signs look overwhelming, and I do think that the Rapture will probably happen sometime in the Sept 21 - 23 window. (I'm leaning toward the 21st, but it's just a guess.)

      But one thing to keep in mind is that this isn't the first time someone put together a huge list of coincidences around a certain date. If you go to Amazon you will find a famous book entitled '88 reasons why the Rapture will be in 1988'. The book's author put together a huge list of amazing coincidences and reasons why 1988 was definitely the year.

      As we all know, the rapture did not happen in 1988. The impressive list of 88 reasons was wrong.

      I do think that this time will be different. But as the Bible says, pride goes before a fall. A little humility goes a long way.

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    2. But there is a very special reason the author of the 88 reasons was wrong. See "How to be a False Prophet of the Rapture etc" http://wp.me/p4kNWg-bX

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  8. I wanted to add to your list of movies. The 5th Pirates of the Caribbean movie came out on May 26th, 120 days before September 23. In this movie there is a need to break a curse (sin) and Poseidon's (God) trident can break this curse. They reached this trident by watching for a blood moon (specifically mentioned as a blood moon, not an eclipse) and this blood moon led them to a constellation in the sky that led them to the trident that broke the curse. I was wigging out over the symbolism, but thought I was probably the only one that caught it. :) Glad to know others are paying attention to these things too.

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    1. Crazy I just saw the movie last night and today I read your comment and see the symbolism.

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  10. The 144,000 are Spiritual Israel. Of course there may be natural born Jews included in the 144,000 but the 144,000 are of the Spirit. Jew, Gentile you are all one in Christ Jesus.

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    1. Scripture is very specific. The 144000 are 12000 virgins from each tribe in Israel.

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    2. Scripture especially Revelation is highly symbolic. The whole of scripture affirms we are grafted in at the fatness of the root. Virgins meaning pure not defiled.

      Great article.

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    3. Revelations is symbolic. We have been grafted in at the fatness of the root of Israel. Virgins is symbolic for not defiled. Firstfruits. His loyal Spirit filled people.

      Great article Gary!

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    4. Revelation ...no S on the end. And it makes more sense to take it literally unless stated otherwise. Revelation takes the prophecies of the Old Testament and puts them in order. Understanding the Old Testament is one of the keys to understanding Revelation.

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    5. If you are interested in the identity of the 144,000, this is the article to read:

      Hidden in Plain Sight
      http://www.alittlestrength.com/articles/2016/1604-hidden.htm

      Not only does he make a very convincing argument that the 144,000 are Jews, but he even identifies who they are and why God chose them. They are actually here today. It's astounding.

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    6. The apostle John gave no indication that the book of Revelation (not revelations, btw) is symbolic. Scripture is specific when calling something allegorical. Old Testament prophets confirm what John wrote. And if those writings are symbolic as well then where do you draw the line on what is meant to be taken literally or symbolically? Eg: Isaiah prophesied Jesus, the coming Messiah.

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    7. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified* it by his angel unto his servant John. Revelation 1:1

      Signified-Symbolized

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    8. Signfied does not mean symbolized. It means indicated.

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  11. Unsealed.org is among my favorites for finding and sharing freshly revealed truths. I thank you for all of the effort that research and writing must take. Many of those with whom I share are those who are not easily convinced but it's difficult to argue against this many "coincidences". However, when a jot or a tittle of God's word has been changed, it gives those critics ammo towards questioning the integrity of the source. Two English words that mean the same thing may not mean the same in Hebrew or Greek.

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  12. Great piece, Gary. You mentioned the rainbow flag used by the homosexual community. I have noticed two details about the gay pride flag that I think are telling:

    1. The traditional rainbow uses seven colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The number seven, of course, is the number of divine completion.

    The gay pride rainbow, however, has only six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Six, the number of man, especially in his sinful, fallen condition.

    2. Now, notice what color they left out: indigo. Indigo is a deep, dark blue with a bit of red mixed in. Uh, OK. So what?

    Just like numbers, colors also have biblical meanings. Indigo is a deep, dark blue with a bit of red mixed in. Blue is the color of the sky, and by extension heaven and the God who dwells there. Red is the color of blood, and by extension the redemption for sinful men that Christ purchased with His blood on the cross. Taken together, it represents the blood of God--in other words, the propitiation for our sin. In a word, grace.

    So, the LGBT community has created a flag that proudly hails and embraces the fact that they are sinners who have removed God's grace from their midst.

    Color me surprised.

    For more, go to:
    http://www.alittlestrength.com/articles/2015/1507-love-wins.htm

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  13. Emmanuel= God with us.
    Macron= diacritical mark (¯) placed over a letter
    Antichrist?


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  14. 1517 was also the same year that the ottoman empire conquered jerusalem, beginning 400 years (8 jubilees) until the British conquered it 50 years later in 1917, then the Jews conquered it 50 years after that in 1967. I wish I had the acedemic ability to verify Judah bin Samuel's prophecies that he made in the 1200s, but he predicted exactly that. He may be the most significant "balaamic prophet" ever. Thanks

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  15. As reported at Daily Crow, in addition to 1/21/17 being Trump's 70th year, 7th month and 7th day, 1/21/17 is also 17000 days after the most recent 7/7/70. (1970) That 17000 day period is also 46 years, 6 months, and 14 days, which mirrors Trump's birthday of 6/14/46. If you go all the way back to the first 7/7/70 AD (days before the destruction of the Temple) and count forward to Trump's first full day in office on 1/21/17, it is 1946 years, 6 months and 14 days. Trump was born in 1946, in the 6th month, on the 14th day.

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  16. I have read up to a point where you have stated about the Trinity statement that there are three Persons within the Godhead, that is simply not biblical, there is only one Person, one God and his name is Jesus Christ in English. I trust that you are in agreement with the Word on this one.

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    1. I think that you need to read the Word a bit more carefully.

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    2. In fact I do, the trinity teaching is a pagan teaching that was introduced into the Christian domain by the Roman Catholic Church somewhere after 300 AD. God has many titles but not many personalities or persons. There is only ONE true God (Spririt, Father, Jesus Christ). I myself also have many titles: man, husband, engineer, brother etc. but I have one person, one spirit, one soul.

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    3. I think it is more accurate to say Triune God (3 in 1). There is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD ie Yahweh. God The Father, God the Son, and The Holy Spirit are distinct but not separate.

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  17. I had a bit of a laugh tonight as I was singing one of the Troll movie songs (September). I clicked when singing one of the lines "Do you remember the 21st night of September?"...Interesting what one of the lines of the verse is "Remember how the stars stole the night away". While the song was redone for this years Trolls movie, it was originally written and sung by a group called "earth, wind and fire".

    Ryan D

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  18. ***************

    "1947 also includes the year when the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Their discovery that year was not a coincidence."

    And near the same latitude as Roswell, NM (also occurring in 1947)!

    Does anyone here foresee the rebel angels coming down in craft at year's end, or is that too LA Marzulli in thinking?

    Also what are your thoughts about this rumoured 'unknown' eclipse occurring on 23 September? If it is not blocked by the moon, then what could block out the sun for heaven sakes?

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    1. I too have questioned if something else was possible Sep 23. The REV12 sign will be complete approximately at mid-day. It will be impossible to witness it unless the sun is darkened.
      And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day-Amos 8:9

      This may be the sign of the Son of Man mentioned in Matthew 24:30. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

      I know most see this as the Second Coming. But given the new revelation of information surrounding the REV12 sign I am questioning everything tradition has taught me.

      And being that there will be war in heaven it is possible that Earths inhabitants will literally see the Dragon (Satan) and a third of the stars (Satan's angels) cast down or descending on Earth. Reminds me of Luke 21:25-28 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; 26 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. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

      When this happens, those that have not rejected Jesus will see this just as the bible described it. Those who have rejected Jesus will most likely be deceived by thinking it is possibly an alien invasion. 2Thessalonians 2:11-12 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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  19. Gary,

    Wonderful work and keep on preaching the good news that Jesus is coming soon! We are on the cusped of a great sign and wonder...

    The Great Sign is going to cross the entire east and west coast of America. The Great America Eclipse will pass on August 21,2017.

    Balaam lastly prophesied in Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.

    Balaam saw him! Balaam told the enemies of Israel that he is going to bring judgment to all of Jacobs enemies!

    God will use a sign of the star and scepter that shall rise out of Israel to demonstrate his authority over all of his enemies.

    Revelation 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

    Are you ready my friends? Even so come Lord Jesus!

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  20. I am so excited for this September, it is unreal and/or surreal that we could actually be meeting Jesus in person soon. I am still worried I will get my hopes up and nothing will happen though.

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  21. https://youtu.be/xgN0t4x67K0?list=PLF35vfu2aYh4EEM2ocAFtmPhM9jo7KK8E

    Dr. Robert Mawire leans towards 2026...Powerful points to consider. Link to his video.

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  22. Regarding the "Times of the Gentiles" being fulfilled, I don't think that has happened quite yet. There may be a problem here regarding "the Times of the Gentiles", which are possibly being confused with the "Fulness of the Gentiles". They are not the same thing, but pertain to two different concepts. The Times of the Gentiles refers to a period of history--still ongoing--which is the period of Gentile dominion over the earth. It ends when Jerusalem is no longer "trodden underfoot by the Gentiles" (Luke 21:24), but is once again firmly controlled by Israel after Jesus returns and sets up His Kingdom on earth. That Israel has some (not complete) control over Jerusalem now indicates how close we are, but we're not there yet.

    The "Fulness of the Gentiles" refers to the CHURCH, particularly the complete number (fulness) of Gentiles coming into the Church. It is not a span of time, but a number of people. (Acts 15:14, Romans 11:25)

    Btw, it is this "fulness of the Gentiles coming in" that triggers the Rapture of the Church. That is not to say that God doesn't know the date of its occurrence, of course He does. But the Rapture is tied to a NUMBER, not to a date or sign. That is why it could happen at any time.

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  23. Do you realize how many other alleged "informed" prophecies have gone by? Y2K, Mayan calendar,how many of the posters will later admit OOPS on the 22 day of September??

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  24. I propose we add the Astros' world series victory to the list of balaamic prophecies.

    From http://www.dictionary.com/browse/astro-
    "Greek, combining form of ástron a star, constellation, akin to astḗr star..."

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