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What Are The Odds?

Twenty years ago, I was struck with the message of a TV commercial as Texas regrettably introduced the lottery.

I can't find the video, but picture a crowded restaurant table with a dozen guests, full of cross talk, changing orders and confusion with a waitress who is not writing anything down.  She keeps repeating "uh huh" as though she's got it down.  She does not.

The message: "What are the odds?  They're much better with the Texas Lottery...".

It was funny.  Of course we know the odds of winning a lottery are fantastically small, still Americans spent $70 billion in 2014 on the lottery.

It's stunning and sobering to realize our friends, family and neighbors put their hope in the impossible and not in the certain word of God.

My coworker sees the insanity and evil everywhere, but thinks we all got here through our collective goodwill and our collective force.  Too much Star Wars-watching and not enough reality.  Yet we cannot even do something simple like balance a budget.

Snopes tells us this photo is fake, but it illustrates the point.  The odds this post attempts to make.

Has there ever been a time in all of creation—outside of the garden and perhaps at Sinai—when God's Word, His truth, and the certainty of His authority were more firmly understood, documented, and, I will press the point to say—proven?  Yet faith is weak and hard to find in large segments of my corner of the world.

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I'm reminded of the work of Hugh Ross and others who show us the utter impossibility that any of this universe was accidental.

The Universe

In Dr. Ross' book, he makes a comment regarding just 1 of the 300 physics parameters that he studied out of thousands that are required (and we've not even gotten into biology, the complexity of the cell, laminin, the flagellum, protein, or any of that).  Here is an excerpt from the link above:

The degree of fine-tuning is difficult to imagine. Dr. Hugh Ross gives an example of the least fine-tuned of the above four examples in his book, The Creator and the Cosmos, which is reproduced here:

One part in 1037 is such an incredibly sensitive balance that it is hard to visualize. The following analogy might help: Cover the entire North American continent in dimes all the way up to the moon, a height of about 239,000 miles (In comparison, the money to pay for the U.S. federal government debt would cover one square mile less than two feet deep with dimes.). Next, pile dimes from here to the moon on a billion other continents the same size as North America. Paint one dime red and mix it into the billions of piles of dimes. Blindfold a friend and ask him to pick out one dime. The odds that he will pick the red dime are one in 1037. (p. 115)

I know many of us disagree with Dr. Ross on Genesis, but his work had a deep and profoundly positive impact on my faith and I use this reference as another confirmation of the Lord God's intelligent design.

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The First Coming

I'm also reminded of the well established prophecies surrounding Christ's first coming.  Each one confirming His identity:

55 Old Testament Prophecies regarding Christ - The Jesus Film

Peter Stoner


Ken Johnson (video)

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The Triumphal Entry predicted (to the exact day)

173,880 Days in advance

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Israel's birth foretold (to the exact day)

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The End of the Age

Long list of prophecies

Here we are and so much of what was predicted has transpired or is prepared.

What's all the hubub about?

I won't repeat the list, but here are a few that come to mind tonight:

  1. Israel is back.  907,200 days exactly as predicted.
  2. Jerusalem is back.
  3. The Temple mount is nearly back and the preparations for the third temple are waiting in the wings.
  4. The moral fabric is worn out and the rainbow hijacked across the globe.
  5. In this country today there is a desperate fight to stop one who might stop the infanticide of convenience.
  6. Good is called evil and evil called good.
  7. Greed and conspiracy abound - no one believes anything and what they do believe is stunning (Lochness, Big foot, Roswell, Aliens, Flat earth, Cover up, Conspiracy - it seems everyone has a thought, but few have a sound understanding of what is ultimately and lastingly true).
  8. Israel is virtually surrounded.
  9. The armies of the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecies are ready.
  10. The world is pregnant with hunger for war and consumed with the postage stamp that is God's covenant land.
  11. World economies are desperately and impossibly swollen, saturated and drowning in debt and poor choices and ready to explode.
  12. Ecological disaster.  Plastic.  Ixtoc-1.  Love Canal.  Superfund.  Valdez.  Bhopal.  Hungary-Battery Acid-Sludge-Danube.  BP.  Fukushima.  Too name a few.
  13. Bird, fish and bee populations are decimated.
  14. The Tetrad, Blood Moons, Supermoons, Blue Moons and Revelation 12 sign are now old news.
  15. We are at 70+ years since Israel's regathering.
  16. Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamies and the raging of the seas are now common place.
  17. Movies and TV are saturated with post-apocalyptic warnings.
  18. America is the only country holding back Russia, Iran, Syria and China from destroying Israel and America is coming apart.
  19. The economy in America is the strongest it has ever been, yet a vast and massive number of Americans are disenfranchised and increasingly desperate.  Many do not trust the law enforcement and judicial systems.  History tells us right or wrong—these do not stay oppressed forever.
  20. Much of the world is too buried in their phone and entertainment to have any clue what is going on.  Fingers in their ears, they run mindlessly to destruction, all the while championing their Alma Mater football, pro-team or Netflix season.
  21. Many who saw this day approaching have passed on.  Of note: Chuck Smith, Dwight Pentecost, Chuck Missler, Grant Jeffrey and Billy Graham.
  22. The gospel has been preached across the globe and has never been more readily available.
  23. The convergence of the weighty impacts of sin is upon us.

What are the odds that all of this that God has told us will just blow away?  Between slim and none.  And as you know, slim left town.

For those that study and follow what God has said about last things, there is nothing new in here.  This is a reminder and a bit of a compendium for those who may visit after His return for the bride.

Hosea 6:3

"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."

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  1. Greg,

    I have to admit I am teary in seeing you referencing Hugh Ross. I have struggled with whether to make an account here with the thought of bringing up the question of whether the 6 days of Genesis mean a literal 6 days or if the "days" mentioned mean a longer but finite period of time - Hugh Ross argues for them meaning a longer period of time which to me can be a way to approach someone who is in a scientific field and lead them to Christ as it did for me (an engineer). Ross has been attacked by many for that view and thus my reticence.

    So thank you for this wonderful article, and for reaffirming to me that whether we agree or disagree on disputable matters, we are all seeking knowledge of the One who saved us, and that we are all one body because of Him. God bless you, for all of the writers on Unsealed, for all of the members and lurkers here. I pray we are all gathered at the table of the Lord soon!

    YBIC, AlanR

    1. Greg,
      I have been reading the articles of this site for a long time now and love what you guys present. Dispensational hermeneutics believe in a literal fulfillment of all the Old Testament prophecies concerning the end times whereas other theologies do not. As Dispensationalists who declare that God's Word is to be taken in the Literal Grammatical Historical or plain sense meaning pertaining to eschatology of the end times. Believing as such, why are some so prone to throw out that method of interpretation when it comes to Creation? We simply believe God about the literal Millennium and Christ's rule in Jerusalem, which other hermeneutics write off as allegorical and fulfilled in the church. We make the distinction between Israel and the church in God's plan, why do we capitulate when it comes to our view of scripture regarding Gen 1 and 2? We don't necessarily know what God means by many of the signs and times in the future obviously (since all of the predictions of the rapture have not come to fruition as presented on this and other end times sites), but we don't throw them out or allegorize them away. So why do it with the issue of Beginnings? Why do we feel that we have to make God's Word "fit" or align with evolutionary models of beginnings? Why think that God had to somehow use evolution? It sets a president for how we interpret the rest of the Bible. Why believe anything in Scripture if we can't believe the opening historical narrative. Jesus quoted from the first 11 chapters of Genesis validating their truths. Why can't we be consistent in our theology as well? If God will one day destroy and recreate the heavens and earth supernaturally, then why could he not create it the same way the first time? Why should we believe in a supernatural salvation by grace through faith and not of works if we can't believe that God can supernaturally make this existence in the first place? Why believe in heaven or anything else which we cannot see or explain in some natural sense? Christians need to be consistent across the board. He Created this world, Man ruined it, Christ saved it, and God will make it new in the Eschaton, then Christ will hand his kingdom over to the Father and the eternal state will begin. All of these truths are to be taken at plain sense understanding of God's Word whether we can explain them scientifically or not. We say that it is not a salvation issue, which is a fair statement, but Peter spoke of Creation, flood, salvation, sanctification and the New heaven and earth in the same context in his 2 Epistle Chapter 3:1-13. They are all ludicrous from a natural stand point but never the less all true.

      My hope is built on nothing less than the truth of God's Word AS WRITTEN.
      In Christ,


    2. To be very clear, none of us here believe in Hugh Ross' interpretation of Genesis. We all take Genesis 1–6 in the plain, literal sense. Literal six days of creation, literal global flood, etc. Greg was just making a specific point from Hugh about the physical parameters of the universe itself, which appear to be perfectly fine-tuned for life.

    3. Thank you for this clarification. I am so glad. You guys are such a blessing to read everyday, I am sorry that I must have read it wrong.

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC_j_dzkaVE&app=desktop

  3. 1 part in 1037 would be 1 dime out of 1037 dimes. Did you mean 10 raised to the 1037 power?

    1. Yes - there was a technical error on the text formatting and has been corrected. The bug has been corrected.

  4. It's not a question of if... it is a question of when... and what exactly we are waiting for as the final straw as far as God is concerned.

    Is it Demascus?

    Is it the anti-christ becoming so obvious no one can deny it's him anymore?

    Is it something more obscure, such as the final heart saying yes to Christ before He knows that no more will come without overwhelming proof. (Beyond this point, there will be nothing but doubting Thomas-es, so now I'm going to show them all and cure their doubts?)

    Is He just waiting for me to leave this post, or another one? Or one of your responses? The only thing I feel is certain is that He is waiting for a moment He alone knows and understands fully. The 'PERFECT' moment that He has chosen. I look forward to that moment. I hope it is soon. Until it happens, I wonder at all the insanity that seems to be going on in the world around me... and pray that it resolves itself according to His will. 'Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven...' Amen.

    1. I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord , give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.
      Isaiah 62:6‭-‬7 NIV

      In my afrikaans version it says - you who remind The Lord of his promises do not rest...sometimes I wonder if thats what He is waiting for, am I crazy...might be...want to go home...


  5. I'm sorry Greg, you lost me at Hugh Ross. I cringe when when anyone uses him as a reliable source.


    1. Hey John, please see above in response to Alan - we do not agree with Ross on Genesis.

    2. I wish more of the comments at unsealed were about how we can use the info to reach a friend and less on debating the fine pointa. I'm all for iron sharpening iron, but wasn't aware of Dr. Ross' opinion on Genesis 1-2.

    3. Greg,

      That is the $64,000 question for many people. How do you take all of this knowledge and share your faith with others?

      Would I share all of *this* with a non-Christian? No.

      It's hard enough to share it with most people at church! (Not everyone is a Watchman)

      The answer to your question is, in my experience, to be yourself.

      I can tell a casual stranger about Jesus all day long and get nowhere. Unless G-d has sent them to you for the purpose of sharing, one seems to get not very far. The best approach for either long-term relationships or short (on the spot) relationships is to be COMPLETELY honest and be yourself.

      Trust in the story (testimony) that G-d has given you. We know how G-d has moved in our lives. We know how He has shown Himself in our lives and we know how He blesses us.

      It takes trust to accept the word of another. Sometimes that is had quickly...sometimes that takes time. YMMV. I am not an advocate for pushing tracts, rather developing relationships that create a lasting impression of trust.

      If our testimony can be accepted because we share a trusted relationship; how much stronger may their relationship with the LORD be and how much more likely will they be to become a disciple or to follow through seeking out a Christ centred church? Better yet, how much more likely will they be to BE YOUR GUEST at church this Sunday? For small groups?

      Sometimes it's all a matter of recognizing when G-d puts you in the right place at the right time. All you have to do is to be present and listen for His prompt. Sometimes we need to step out. No matter what we have to be on the look out for Him in the moment. We have to listen without speaking too quickly. Sometimes it's better to just shut-up.

      The moment dictates the sharing. Hurt people sometimes are those seeking the LORD the most. They may need someone who can listen if for a moment or for a time. Again, YMMV.

      I would recommend the Worldwide Discipleship Association as an excellent resource for discipleship and restorative ministry!

      Pray constantly. Let the Spirit guide you always and share what He has given you. Your story!


      Pastor Rich

    4. This information is particularly useful for us reaching our own believing youth at Church to help them avoid the 'faith-destroying' academic attacks they typically receive at University on the subject of evolution. I was fortunate that I had a love of creation science going through high school, so was adequately prepared for my teachers foolishness. Unfortunately - at university you are not simply debating with a poorly informed high school try-hard, you are debating with top Uni lecturers, who indeed are at the top of their field. This is where we have seen many youth forsake their faith, simply because macro evolution cannot be aligned with matters of faith.

      So while having a good understanding of the basics of why macro evolution is utter crap is really useful when sharing your faith with the lost, having a really good understanding of it is essential for keeping our believing youth strong in the faith. The best thing about it, and as Ravi Zacharias notes, the answer to this mess is now at our fingertips (the internet) should you need an acceptable argument against someones evolutionary ramblings. answersingenesis has incredible amounts of info and is easy to find when you want to quickly 'debate the facts'.


  6. Greg, I remember that commercial!!! It was a classic! After everyone at the table finishes telling her their orders, someone at the table says, "aren't you going to write this all down?" and she replies "Oh, I'll remember!" and heads back to the kitchen!
    That brings to mind another campaign to get people to start playing when the jackpot was at the "low" amount of $4 Million dollars:
    Do you remember the one where a man opens a drawer with a check for $4M and smiles and puts the check back in the drawer? Or the one where there is a pile of $4M of cash on the street and people were ignoring it and walking by?
    I feel the same way about the amount of bible prophecy knowledge available at our fingertips. People just do not appreciate how fortunate we are to have prophecy websites and many translations of the scriptures at the touch of a button!

    1. Louis - big smile. We are very blessed indeed.

  7. When I think of the complexities of the human heart and brain and how discoveries are made everyday about how they work and how Earth is positioned at just the right distance from the Sun so we don't burn to death and how Jewish baby boys are circumcised on the 8th day because that just happens to be when the clotting factor really kicks in so they don't bleed to death, well, I could go on forever about God's perfection in everything. Those that don't know Him are missing out on the best, most exciting relationship they could ever possibly have with anybody. And I am sorry for them. Some will believe and some never will but God has given evidence all around so they are without excuse.

    1. Amen, Archangel! I just listened to some 'Bioelectrics' lecture with Jerry Tennant today on YT, there's so much stunning miracle in the fabric of Gods creation we can hardly imagine what Psalm 139 really means... HALLELUJAH!

    2. Hi Annabel, I find myself understanding why God must be worshipped constantly and how certain Angels have the duty to praise God continually. He is a Great King and is so worthy and richly deserving of everyone's praise that it's astonishing. I can't wait to meet Him and see the beauty and glory of His magnificent Throne. I am so proud ( in a humble way, of course) that my God is the greatest and only God. I remember one of the superb writers at this site getting it so right when he wrote a moment with Him is worth any cost. Amen.

  8. In just the past 5 or 6 years, I've seen a number of things that have odds of occurring that make any lottery an easy win.
    It is, in my opinion, impossible for certain events to have taken place without God's hand moving them into being.
    Not that I'm going to run out and play the lottery, but the odds of some things happening the way they have are so far past the 1 in a trillion mark, that it's easier to simply say "1 followed by (x) zeroes"

  9. Thank you Greg! This is a good reminder of all of the things that have been fulfilled thus far! Very encouraging! Every article I read on unsealed makes me dig deeper and want to know more.


  10. Regarding the moment when Christ will descend from Heaven, with a great shout, and the voice of the archangel at the last trumpet of God, people need to read Revelation Chapter 12 verses 1-10 in sequential order. The Rapture will happen AFTER, yes AFTER, the sign of the Red Dragon and not before. When will the Rapture happen after the sign of the Red Dragon......hmmm, that remains unknown.

  11. Around Sept 23, pictures were sent back from the asteroid , Ryugu.
    Some interesting notes about its name in The Sun article.

    “The asteroid gained the name "Ryugu" in September 2015, around 9 months after Hayabusa 2 was successfully launched in December 2014.

    The name was selected in a contest organized by JAXA, and is taken from the Japanese folk tale of Urashima Taro, a magical underwater place.

    In the tale, Urashima was a fisherman who rescues a turtle from a group of children.

    The turtle brings Urashima to an underwater palace known as "Ryugu" or "Dragon's Palace".

    He falls in love with a princess who begs him to stay, but after three days Urashima wishes to return to the surface.

    As a parting gift, the princess gives Urashima a box that she tells him never to open.

    Upon returning home, Urashima is shocked to find that 300 years have passed and everyone he knew has died.

    In confusion, he opens the box and is encased in a cloud of white fog. When the fog clears, he finds he is an old man, as the box contained his age.

    According to a JAXA staffer, while Urashima found his lost past in the box from Ryugu, it is hoped that the Hayabusa 2 will bring back a box containing a sample of a lost part of the solar system from the asteroid.“

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    Wow, I really hope someone reads this:

    I recently made a comment over on Rev12Daily about the Draconids meteor shower. The basic topic revolved around a sort of media blackout; a failure to mention the potential for an epic event. (records and Harvard documents indicate it could be the most amazing one ever...)

    Anyway, my comment basically outlined that Google Sky Maps is also failing to represent the meteor shower with the appropriate icon in the sky. So, Google doesn't seem too keen on keeping people informed about this possibility.

    Next, The Big Bang Theory (TV Show) mentions the "upcoming meteor shower" a couple of times in the first episode of the season. This is interesting partially because of how popular this show is... and of course such an event would allow the 'news' to put a 'scientific' spin on the event in the aftermath. The show also notoriously has a white screen at the end with a seemingly random paragraph or two from creator Chuck Lorre. In this case, the paragraph/blurb read as follows:

    "And so we begin the final leg of our journey. And oh what a journey it's been..." Etc.

    The reason for this (ominous?) message is actually that it's probably the last season of the show... but I still found it interesting to have the blurb occur in the episode which mentions the upcoming meteor shower.

    Random thoughts: Has anyone considered the possibility that some of these meteors may strike the Earth (or create something similar to the Chelyabinsk Meteor) in strategic locations, instead of just presenting us with an epic sky-show? (Thou didst weaken the nations) How about striking the moon? I would think it could conceivably come into play, though I realize the Moon may seem to be on the out-of-the-way side of the Earth at the time. I mean, the Moon is pock-marked with craters indicating it has been struck many times before.

    That said, I realize that this particular event window (i.e. Oct 8/9/10 area) could turn out to be nothing; maybe some of us are reading the signs wrong and false/misleading interpretations are creeping (or are being inserted) into the relevant research. I obviously can't say for sure. Like many of you I'm just watching for the next part of the story to unfold. Namely the 'sign in heaven' representing the dragon. (Rev 12:3-4)

    Not to worry, there are other event windows being subtly signaled by popular media in the same way that 9/11 was blasted through 'predictive programming' into movies, TV, music and other 'popular culture' for over 30 years in advance.
    (e.g. October 10th is one of them, so is 11/1 and 11/11... but for what year???)

    I'm actually getting tired of being seen as the 'weird conspiracy guy' for thinking some serious and chaotic events are about to unfold. And on that note, the blurb from "Young Sheldon" (a companion show/spin-off of The Big Bang Theory) read as follows:

    [dictionary style]

    "Foreboding -
    1. fearful apprehension; a feeling that something bad will happen.
    synonyms: apprehension, anxiety, trepidation, disquiet, unease, uneasiness, misgiving, suspicion, worry, fear, fearfulness, dread, alarm"

    Sorry, I'm not as good at this stuff as most of you. I just found all of this quite interesting.

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    Last notes: The most epic showings for the Draconids meteor shower were 1933 and 1946.
    In 1933, we passed through the tail debris about 60 days after the comet passed through Earth's orbit. In 1946 we passed through the tail debris about 25 days after the comet passed in front of Earth.

    Remember, these were the most amazing ones ever; people got scared. People reported so many they couldn't possibly count. People said they were so amazing the night sky was uncharacteristically lit up for periods of time by the show. Slave owners began releasing slaves and telling them where their parents lived or where they were generally from because they felt the guilt and thought it was "end-times/"Armageddon".

    In 2018, it will only have been 18 days since the comet passed when we then pass through the tail debris causing the meteor shower. (18 [days] is also 6+6+6) These are among the reasons why this m.shower has the potential to be the most amazing one yet.

  14. Anon, I think you've done a great job. Also, we never know what's in the minds of TPTB, we just know what we are searching for and how we read it today. Could we be wrong? Certainly, Is it a sign or event? We don't know, but God does and that's our consolation. He's got it all in hand, but it surely is our pleasure to dig and search through His Skys, His Signs and His Word to know Him more fully. I too, am expecting a big show this year fom the Draconids. We shall see. Blessings - Sherry

  15. Ok you might have me feeling a little guilty. My favorite movie is Star Wars, I do enjoy football and I was using my phone to read your article as I always do. 😏 Well at least I can say none of those things take up to much of my time, except for the fact that the first thing I do every morning as I try to wake up is go to Unsealed and rev12daily. Very thankful for such an encouraging way to start my day!

  16. Anon,

    I've been interested in some of the same days too. One of interest is 11/27. On that day Jupiter will be caught-up by the Sun and Mercury in the Constellation Scorpius. If memory serves me that is 430-days after the Revelation 12 sign. 430-Sabbaths after the R12 sign is Hanukka 2025.

    How long was it that Israel was oppressed by Egypt? How many days was Ezekiel to lay on his left and his right? What is Strong's Greek Concordance #430? What is Strong's Hebrew Concordance #430?

    It makes for a fascinating time line based upon the imagery given us to look for in the stars.

    ...and that is only the beginning.


    Pastor Rich

  17. Anon, et al, as I have posted along the trail, here, though mostly at Rev12, and this connection quite some time ago, in the wake of the passing of 9/23-24/17, and roping that in with The Red Dragon, as required by the Text, Parallelism is At Work, although, divining it's Form will be tricky, to turn a phrase. The dust settled but, as you will recall, it was all the rage for a period there.

    Many Models fit and, having watched the one detailing the upcoming Draconids, can say that a Biblical event, virtually rebooting 3/5 of the earth's surface ala Sodom and Gomorrah and Fire & Brimstone, absolutely fits.

    The Great Wonder of 9/23-24/17 was the unique arrangement of well-known 'actors' on the heavenly stage, both local, wandering ones as well as Fixed, well-established, Foundational ones. Nothing post-modern, "I saw it therefore it's true" about it. Confirmed by NASA, yup. In EXACT like manner, the Draconids, regardless of what happens, are the re-occurrence of a celestial event, KNOWN IN ADVANCE IN DETAIL, every player also known and know of, historically, for many years. JUST LIKE THE GREAT WONDER. PARALLEL. Now, if your spirit checks at the video showing the very serious implications of THIS 'coincidental' alignment of these, specifically-named, well-known players, and other, Apocalyptic events likely also imminent, lift up your heads, pray, Maranatha!

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  19. ALERT!!! The Revelation 12 sign IS IT! IT IS Our 'Year' Marker!

    The Revelation 12 sign is NOT over, it is soon TO BE fulfilled literally and physically. Using ONLY the Rev 12:1-2 sign/wonder from 2017, add a full year + 8 days (for circumcision)....gives us Oct 2-3 for our exit. It falls on the heel the Lords' Feast/ Appointed Time cycle..at the completion of Sukkot (which closes out the feast cycle) and lands on the very end of Shemini Atzeret (the sacred assembly and a very special and Great Last Day).

    It is all about the (year long) birthing and circumcision (+ 8 days after birth) which overlaps with the completion of this years' Biblical Appointed Times!!!!

    On the verge!!!! The Bridegroom Cometh at Midnight (Israel-time) people! ! (see Matt 25)

    10min - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN2buBtVWBc

    See also Andy's (HumbleHorse) video as he does some simple math for us:
    2min - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HunJDbb5JRk

    1. BTW, even using Enoch's calendar, we are still aligned with the 'Exit' on the same day/ timeframe and ensuing events immediately or soon thereafter... Whether we are at the end of the cycle (Gregorian) or at the beginning of Tabernacles (Enoch calendar). Remember Pearl's video and all the others sharing the menorah is it from the outside in.

      The Day God's Mercy ENDED October 2, 2018 ???
      From Nick VanderLaan

      14min - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQCW_GAAQ1U

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  20. We will still be here October 3rd of this year, of 2019, of 2020, and 2021.

    Rev 12 was indeed a warning sign for trouble ahead. The "male" child part was Jesus being taken to heaven, not us. The church will all rise at the last day.

  21. Gary, I understand that a lot of my generation and others were taught the false gospel of evolution in public school. It clouded my eye for many years. As questions abound science helped forge my faith. Quantum physics and the gluon's show that it is light that keeps electrons tied to the nucleus of atoms, basically light is the universal glue that holds molecules together. Light is the nature and character of God. Mathematics has fractals. Floodology, geology, cosmology. ect… All prove God is real. So does our Bible. As I took Saturday and listened to the 2018 Understanding the Times Conference there was a theme from Pastor Hibbs, J.D. And Admir Tsarfati; be about the Lords business and occupy till his coming. Here is the ultimate question for those that don't believe or have their eyes closed right now. If you were watching the signs; ants busy building up their hills, birds flocking up into the trees, flies and mosquitoes begin to become more sticky and start landing on you more than normal. The smell of moisture in the air and you see the storm clouds rolling in. With all these signs plus a crazy man yelling “get in the Ark, a flood is coming!” Would you get in the boat? Now with all the social, economic, geological, astronomical, the blooming Olive tree(Jeremiah 16:14-15), pestilence, rumors of wars, the beginning of birth pains. All the signs of the end of the age; plus a lonely preacher man yelling on a street corner “Jesus Saves!!!” With all these signs why do you so flagrantly dismiss the Ark of salvation in Christ? GET IN THE BOAT!!!

  22. I disagree slightly with your comment "The economy in America is the strongest it has ever been, yet a vast and massive number of Americans are disenfranchised and increasingly

    Actually the "economy" has really never come back from the 2007/2008 fall .... Yes, the stock market came back and yes, Trump's stock market has soared even further ....

    BUT (and this is key) the "old blue collar jobs" and "union Jobs" are GONE -- people used to work on autos, steel factories, mines.... and make decent wages -- but these LOST JOBS have been replaced by retail, service jobs with very low hourly pay.....

    Add to the fact that even many Salaried workers, have either lost their jobs, or have stagnate wages, many have lost their "Pensions" -- even if they gave 30 plus years to one company...

    Don't even get me started on the lost benefits, that used to come with Salaried jobs....

    NO we do not have a strong economy --- The only jobs that came back is LOW Paying jobs....

    So yes, there are millions of "disenfranchised and increasingly desperate Americans" and THEY are getting very restless.....

    All the while Corporations and the Rich .... love counting their ever increasing wealth.....

    1. Unknown, I agree with you. Even as a Non-American I can count 2+2 together... When watching "average settings and storyboard" in contemporary US movies which mostly are very realistic and telling I really don't regret not being born into that nation nor ever having been able to visit. And just reading the US economy and politics news on zerohedge often enough gives me the rest. I'm still better off in Germany, even today. Being poor or needy here is living a luxury living standard compared to the USA.

    2. Annabel, having lived here in the US since birth and never having left for the 5 plus decades I've been here, I honestly have no idea what it's like to live in Germany or any other country. I can also say that Hollywood movies generally are not anywhere near realistic compared with my life experience here.I wouldn't take what I read on zerohedge or any other source at face value, but based on many of your past posts, I'm sure you know that. I don't consider myself financially wealthy or poor, but do live quite comfortably, having worked as hard as I needed to obtain the standard of living I want for myself and my family. I have no desire whatsoever to leave Texas, let alone leave the US. I can't imagine any country is perfect, so it all depends on what's important to the individual, and what the individual is willing to fight for.

  23. It is now October the 2th, the Rapture hasn't happened yet! Even our Lord and Saviour doesn't know when He will take us home. Why are you gazing at certain signs in the heavens and around Jewish feast days for expecting the Rapture? Expect Jesus every day and be ready to meet Him.

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  25. S-300 and supporting hardware delivery to Syria completed... now entire unified air defense control system will be in place (presumably around Damascus) by October 20th.


    1. Gary, I read that Greece has the S-300 set up and the IAF has practiced learning to evade it in exercises in Greece. Thank God.

    2. Will the S-300 be the trigger for the Rapture and a major war (Psalm 83, Gog-Magog) taking place?

    3. Yes, Hellenic Air Force installed the system on the island of Crete and as of 2016 the S-300s still operate there. Their missiles came via Cyprus who installed them as a result of a stand-off with Greece between 1997-98.

      Quoting Wikipedia,

      "The Turkish armed forces, when the purchase of S-300 was announced, obtained from Israel surface-to-surface missiles, which could be used in a military operation to destroy the S-300 when they would be installed on the island. Also, according to Turkish media and intelligence agencies of other countries, Turkish pilots with their F-16s were sent to Israel's Negev region in order to be trained on how to destroy the S-300s. According to Israeli radio reports, Turkish pilots were trained only on how to evade the S-300s and not on how to destroy them. The Israel embassy at Athens denied all the reports.

      In November 1997, Turkish armed forces carried out a military exercise in Northern Cyprus, where they destroyed S-300 dummy missiles in order to prepare for operations against the real missiles on Cyprus."

      Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypriot_S-300_crisis#Turkish_reaction

      "Will the S-300 be the trigger for the Rapture and a major war (Psalm 83, Gog-Magog) taking place?"

      "And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army..." (Ezekiel 38:4 ESV)

      We are seeing the continuing unfolding of the prophecy. Bit by bit. The comments of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu after the loss of the Russian Il-20 at the hands of Syria that, "The situation has changed. And it's not our fault," is telling of that fact.

      Indeed, Russia has been drawn into this but it is not by the will of Israel that this happens.

      Here are notes from the BBC on the S-300 system,

      S-300PMU system specification

      Specification: Each launcher vehicle carries four missile containers (two missiles per target). A full battalion includes six launcher vehicles with a total of 24 missiles, plus command-and-control and long-range radar detection vehicles

      Special feature: Fires two missiles vertically within three seconds, making it versatile and accurate

      Capability: Russian 48N6E are the standard missiles fired from S-300PMU launchers. They have a range of 5-150km (3-93 miles) at a maximum altitude of 27-30km (17-19 miles).

      Response time: Vehicle stopping to missile firing is five minutes

      Source: Royal United Services Institute via BBC

      Syria has taken delivery of four launchers, locators and control vehicles and will require training on the operation of these new systems. The S-300 is a Soviet era air defence system and it will take some time for the Syrians to learn it.

      But the scope of the capabilities of these systems is limited. Four launchers with four missiles each that are fired in twos? That's not many shots.

      As for Syrian air defences covering Northern Israel? Keep in mind that Israel has an extremely robust system for missile defence.

      Here is an interesting article on one such system,

      Israel’s Arrow Theater Missile Defense

      The chess pieces are still being moved. Checkmate is coming.

      Ezekiel records a who's who that is present and part of these massed forces. (Ezekiel 38:1-6 ESV) Look to scripture and study diligently looking for fulfilment of all these things. The news of this week is only a part of that story.

      Hold fast until then,

      6 "And you will hear of wars and rumors
      of wars. See that you are not alarmed,
      for this must take place, but the end
      is not yet."

      RED LETTERS, (Matthew 24:6 ESV)



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