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Election Aftermath, Dominionism, And The Coming Covenant With Death



November 6, 2018: the first midterm election since the inauguration of President Trump occurred and the results were somewhat of a mixed bag.  There was indeed a "blue wave", but there was a counter-wave of enthused Republican voters to meet it—many of whom were frustrated by the smear job against Brett Kavanaugh.  When all was said and done Democrats made major gains in the House and netted seven governor seats.  And Republicans expanded their Senate majority from 51 to 53 (supposing the outcome of a Florida recount remains the same for Rick Scott).

I didn't know which way the elections would go, but I kept predictions from pseudo-Dominionist "prophets" Kim Clement and Mark Taylor close in mind.  According to these prophets Trump was set to score big in the midterms and then a massive wave of indictments against corrupt politicians would be unleashed.  Globalists would be swept from power and a Christian revival would commence throughout the United States and perhaps even the western world.

It's hard not to want that.  I burn for righteousness to be restored.  I long for the country and post-Christian world to repent of its secular slide and for people to flock back to churches as they very briefly did in the aftermath of 9/11.

But that's not what's happening, nor is it what the Bible predicted would happen.

Democrats retook the House, ensuring complete gridlock for the next two years, and preparing the way for a slew of subpoenas and investigations that will cripple the government.  The country is more divided than ever.

These prophets were wrong.

My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and who give lying divinations.  They shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel.  And you shall know that I am the Lord GOD.  Precisely because they have misled my people, saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace, and because, when the people build a wall, these prophets smear it with whitewash.
- Ezekiel 13:9–10


What we see happening in the world is not a mass revival, but a further dividing.  Those who love truth love it more than ever before.  Those who hate truth hate it more than ever before.

Here is what the Bible says about what life will be like in the last days before Christ's return:

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.  For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.  For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.  Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith.  But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.
- 2 Timothy 3:1–9

Knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.  They will say, 'Where is the promise of his coming?  For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.'  For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished.  But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
- 2 Peter 3:3–7

Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man.  They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.  Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
- Luke 17:26–30


Tens of thousands of people are still coming to faith in Jesus Christ right now and this will continue right up until the point the door to the Ark is closed and the Church, the restrainer, is removed from the earth.

Only after that happens will revival come.  Millions, tens of millions, perhaps even hundreds of millions will come to a saving knowledge of the truth and will in turn be martyred for their faith.  These are the 5th Seal Martyrs, popularly known as "Tribulation Saints" (see here and here).

Many of these will be those who never proclaimed the Name of Christ.  But many will be those who proclaimed the Name of Christ, but never had a saving knowledge of the Truth—they neither accepted nor believed in the Gospel.  They trusted in themselves or their "Torah keeping" or their denominational affiliation or their good citizenship.  Others lived lawlessly because they believed Christ was just one of many ways to Heaven, and, in the end, "everyone will make it."

It will take nothing less than the Great Tribulation for these to realize who Christ is and what He accomplished on the Cross, and even then, we are told that they are not cleansed by their works, but by the Lamb's blood:

Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, 'Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?'  I said to him, 'Sir, you know.'  And he said to me, 'These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation.  They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.'
- Revelation 7:13–14


Yet, in addition to possessing a genuine, saving faith, there is one thing they all must not do: they must, under no circumstances, receive the mark of the beast or worship the beast and its image (Rev. 14:9–11).

For those of you who by grace still have breath in your lungs in this present eon, remember the narrow path: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone.


And for those still struggling with how to reconcile the Law, it's so simple and it pains me without end that it took me so long for the veil to be lifted from my own eyes:

1. Christ did not come to abolish the Law (Mt. 5:17).  He raised the bar of the Law.

2. Christ then perfectly fulfilled the Law on your behalf because it is absolutely impossible for you, or anyone, to keep the Law.

3. The Law brought condemnation to us, showing our need for God.  We had all, like sheep, gone astray, each to our own way.  And God used the Law to direct us back (Gal. 3:24–25; Rom. 10:4).

4. Christ died as the atoning sacrifice for all lawbreakers who would look to Him alone for forgiveness of sins and salvation (Jn. 3:14–18; 6:28–29; 1 Pt. 2:24).

5. In the present dispensation we uphold the Law (Rom. 3:31).  In other words, we acknowledge that the Law's righteous requirements still stand, and we acknowledge that we've failed to meet those righteous requirements.  But, by faith, we trust that Christ died, on our behalf, for our sins, and rose again, so that our failure to keep the Law would be "righted" by His shed blood.

6. Through that faith, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us (2 Cor. 5:21) as an undeserved gift (Rom. 5:16; 6:23; Eph. 2:8) and we are baptized in the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:13)—an irrevocable seal that guarantees our soon physical redemption via the rapture.

7. Though the Law still stands we are free from it because of the atoning sacrifice of God's Son.  We are no longer under the Law (Rom. 6:14).  Those who place themselves back under the Law in lieu of Christ's atoning sacrifice have fallen from grace (Gal. 5:4) and are in serious danger of judgment since Christ's sacrifice is the only available sacrifice for sins (Heb. 10:26–29).

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God is shaking the earth, calling people to repent while there is still time.  Just two days after the election, wildfires broke out near Paradise, California.  Think Paradise Lost.  Now get this: the author of Paradise Lost, John Milton, happened to die on the exact same day that this fire started (November 8th) some 344 years ago.  The fire is now the deadliest and most destructive in California history.  29 people have been killed.  6,500 homes have been destroyed.

On the same day, another fire struck near Malibu, which is A-list celebrity central.  The 'gods' that many Americans worship were forced to flee and many of their homes were completely destroyed.  Here are just a few of those affected:

Kim Kardashian
Caitlyn Jenner (who popularized the transgender movement)
Mark Hamill
Julia Roberts
Mel Gibson
Cher
Patrick Dempsey
Gerard Butler
Orlando Bloom
Lady Gaga
Guillermo Del Toro
Miley Cyrus
Neil Young
Alyssa Milano (a central figure in the #MeToo movement)
Rainn Wilson
Khloe Kardashian
...And many others.

Matt Drudge had prominently emblazoned his own Balaamic Prophecy at the top of Drudge as the fires spread—"Apocalypse", "stars flee" (yes, both are about to happen):



Keep in mind that the largest wildfire in state history also occurred this year—the Mendocino Complex Fire, which burned nearly half a million acres.

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Today, on the other side of the world, over 300 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza as the situation continues to spiral.  Only about one-third were shot down, with approximately 200 hitting the southern part of the country.  Israel has launched a wave of airstrikes in retaliation.


Things are quickly heating up as we draw ever closer to the revealing of the Trump-Kushner peace plan, which may be the basis/foundation of the future, post-rapture seven-year covenant mentioned in Daniel 9:27.  Globalist/European federalist Emmanuel Macron is pushing Trump hard to reveal the plan as soon as possible.

It seems the world is rushing to do the very thing that will trigger the Day of the LORD: divide the land of Israel.

The Revelation 12 Sign is passed.

Israel's 70th anniversary is passed.

The Jewish State Bill is law.

The sign of the dragon is passed.

The door to the Ark is closing.

With the door still barely cracked open, I implore you to squeeze in through the narrow way.  "Now is the favorable time, today is the day of salvation." (2 Cor. 6:2).


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  1. Incidentally, John Milton, author of Paradise Lost, died Thursday, November 8, 1674, the same date and day (Thursday, November 8) that the Paradise fires broke out.

    Coincidence is not a kosher word.

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    1. Credit to the Rapture Ready Prayer Center for finding this.

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    2. Wow, that's shocking.

      You're exactly right: COINCIDENCE IS NOT A KOSHER WORD.

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    3. Alright Beloved, your find was too good to pass up. I've included it in the section above about the Malibu fire.

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    4. I can't tell you how many scholars I've heard make note of those whose viewpoint of Heaven, Hell and the Tribulation are derived from Paradise Lost rather than the Bible. It's a really sad commentary on our society we've been unable or unwilling to separate fiction from the Bible, even when it is very, very good fiction. Blessings - Sherry

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  2. Trying just to stay focused on God....Looking up and praying to be ready and worthy, praying for me, family, our President, our country and most important Israel ....And we need God more than ever, more than yesterday , but not as much as tomorrow......

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  3. Wow, Gary! Amen.

    Ezekiel 13 lines up perfectly with what we are hearing from the dominionist "prophets" today. Right down to building a whitewashed wall as our country is continuing to erode and decay from within (Ezek. 13:10-16)!

    Thank you. And for all who are reading with ears to hear, please take note of this passage in Ezekiel. Brothers and sisters, don't be fooled. I concur with Gary that our flesh loves to hear what we want to hear: that America is going to witness a burgeoning revival in righteousness and economic euphoria during Trump's presidency. However, it is not wise to "feed on" an alleged word from God that we have several more years of prosperity before the walls come down.

    Peace to the household of Christ! Come, Lord!

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    1. Thank you Jeff! The peace prophets come with words that itching ears long to hear. In the case of ones like Clement, they also come with lots of smoke machines and creative stage lighting effects.

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  4. Thanks Gary! The path is certainly narrow... single-file in fact....all lined up as we cross that bridge behind the one and only sinless person who died on our behalf to solve our sin problem. Jesus Christ. Nothing more, nothing less. If we follow Him we have found The Way. Without Him we are lost. Thanks for all you do brother... may we all keep looking up!

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    1. The fellowship must remain strong! We're almost there ^^^

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    2. Brad! AMEN Brother!!

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    3. The Narrow Path, I describe it as such...

      The narrow path is exactly two-feet wide. One left-foot. One right-foot. The feet of Jesus!

      Accept no substitutes.

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  5. Gary, I was just reading about the two judgments of God in 2 Peter 3:3-7 as I was pondering the horrible California wildfires. Wonder if the Israel-Gaza exchange will lead to the complete decimation of Damascus in fulfillment of Isaiah 17:1? The Woman/Israel is at "full term pregnancy" and the Braxton-Hicks contractions will soon and very soon turn into full-fledged travail! Come Lord Jesus Come!

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  6. Not disagreeing with your premise as time is indeed short. Just correcting one detail: Paradise is a small town near Sacramento. The town has virtually been wiped out. But it is the Woolsy fire that had caused such devastation in the Malibu area that is home to so many celebrities.

    Also, as of today, another fire in Newbury Park where the original Hill fire broke out one day after the elections. And a fire also in the Box Canyon area above Simi Valley. The home of Charlie Manson's ranch commune in the late 60's. Fire authorities have begun to consider an arsonist at work.

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    1. Thanks for pointing out the distinction between the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire, I corrected that part above. Both started on the same day - Amazing.

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    2. So check this out: the Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive in state history.

      But last month's Mendocino Fire was the LARGEST in state history (1/2 million acres incinerated).

      Both in 2018.

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    3. Will the ungodly Hollywood also be devastated by fires? It seems to be that the Californian wildfires are a foretaste of the First Trumpet Judgement:

      "Revelation 8:7 King James Version (KJV)

      7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up."

      It could well be that the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas will escalate into a full-blown war in which Syria, Hezbollah and indirectly Iran are involved. Also known as the Psalm 83 war and that during this war Emanuel Macron with his demonic eyes comes with his peace plan, just before, or just after the Rapture. Why confirms the antichrist a peace deal with Israel and her neighbours? Because a regional war in the Middle-East will wreak havoc across Europe: oil and fuel prices exploding, Suez canal and other trade routes being blocked, collapsing economies, a massive migration crisis, radical Islamists starting massive terrorist attacks across Europe. These things make crying for peace very easy.

      I don't think that Trump and Kushner will reveal their peace plan (Deal of the Century) at all. It is very strange that the war between Hamas and Israel erupted on the same day just after the remembrance of the Centenary of the Armistice of 11 November 1918. Exact hundred years after WW I, WW III is starting now?

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  7. Number of rockets now up to 300. Israel has struck 70 sites in retaliation. Gaza is blowing up.

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  8. Absolute chills reading this. It "feels" as if we have turned a corner, or something has shifted dramatically in the course of things. As December nears, I was thinking about how a couple of really significant events have happened the past two Decembers. If I am recalling correctly, in Dec. 2016 Obama betrayed Israel. And in Dec. 2017 Trump announced that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Here we are, nearing December again. To my knowledge, there isn't much in Scripture about December, is there? It's my birth month :) and I know Hanukkah is in December.

    As we careen towards December 2018 and the Day of the Lord nears, may the Holy Spirit fill each and every conversation we have to bring Him glory and praise. I agree that there will not be a huge revival before the rapture as so many have put their stakes in, but I have been so encouraged by the grassroots awakening of so many I know. The Lord has woken so many of us from slumber in the last few years and the fire in our hearts burns brighter than it ever has. This fits right in with what you said so profoundly: "Those who love truth love it more than ever before. Those who hate truth hate it more than ever before."

    COME, LORD JESUS!!

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      Hillary, pastor Sandy has new vid on Hanukkah being known as the 2nd Feast of Tabernacles!

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    2. Hillary, November/December in scripture? Hanukkah. Raising of Lazarus. Some major stuff in scripture!

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  9. Thanks Gary, there is definitely a "revving up" and instead of monthly, weekly or daily events being reported...it's now multiple large-scale events happening daily and hourly!! Looking up...Maranatha!

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  10. Family, one notable name NOT on the list of media 'producers' who lost it all, so I hear, is LA Marzulli, who lost (earthly) home & studio. We know such is small compared to the riches gained by LA yet it has to be hard to have your home torn from your hands. I trust he held it loosely, as a good Christian should. Lift LA and others in your prayers for respite from ABBA, Maranatha!

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    1. Let's lift up Brother Marzulli in our prayers. I see that his home was completely destroyed.

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    2. Jimboni, thanks for letting us know about LA Marzulli--will definitely lift him and his up in prayer!

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  11. Get this: the Dow crashed 602 points today.

    Strong's 602 is apokalypsis - a revelation/uncovering.

    It's the very first word in the Book of Revelation.

    A subtle hint that key events from this book are about to happen?

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  12. Wow! It seems that things are really heating up everywhere. Thanks for posting this Gary. I am praying hard for those close to me that still do not believe. The truth has been shared with them, but they just refuse to believe it! :(.

    I am ready! Come Lord Jesus!

    Aimee

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  13. Tragic situations here in California with the recent shooting and the fire that traveled quickly from Thousand Oaks area to Malibu. Most recently , as mentioned by another fellow believer, more fires erupting in Simi and Camarillo. I lived up near Paraduse in 2000 Ah,the Skyway road was the entrance to Paradise. Our entry to paradise...heaven ... is through the blood of Jesus. We wait and pray as the things come to pass before our exit with our Savior

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  14. The November 27th occulting (catching up) of Jupiter by the Sun with Mercury in Scorpius is just days away. By January the woman (Virgo) will be all alone in the wilderness with no planets within her borders.

    I also caught news on North Korea withholding locations of their missile sites. That region may be heating up too.

    PR

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    1. Hey Pastor Rich, check out this article on a newly discovered comet that arrives on November 27:
      http://strangesounds.org/2018/11/theres-a-new-comet-in-the-morning-sky-3-amateur-astronomers-discover-bright-new-comet-that-has-quadrupled-in-brightness-over-the-past-few-days.html

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    2. @StephE,

      Very interesting! A first time visitor to our solar system with an unknown orbital period and in Virgo too! It looks like it won't go much beyond Virgo either on its circuit of the Sun. Neither will it cross our path. It will swing around the Sun inside of our orbit.

      Hmmm, makes one wonder if it is part of the sign of the woman who is to flee to the wilderness. The orbital track will take it around the sun and back out of the solar system. At magnitude 8 it will not be visible to the naked eye. You'll have to have a telescope to find it if you can.

      But check this out, C/2018 V1 offers some interesting data points for its trajectory,

      1. Orbital eccentricity of 144-degrees
      2. Argument of perihelion of 88-degrees
      3. Closest approach to Earth of .66 AU


      Any of those numbers ring a bell? (They sure do to me!)

      Closest approach to Earth on 11/27 of 99 to 100 million kilometres as it heads back out into space. Indeed, potentially symbolic of the path of the woman fleeing to a place of isolation! (aka "wilderness")

      Sure sounds like a candidate foreshadowing of Revelation 12:6 to me.

      PR

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    3. Duh, one more thing!

      Comet C/2018 V1 was not found by one of the big observatories looking for Near Earth Objects (NEO). It was discovered by three amateur astronomers.

      THREE ASTRONOMERS.

      As in the wise men from the east who travelled to worship the newborn King of Israel?!

      Here is more data on the comet from TheSkyLive.com,

      Comet C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)


      Right now it is a magnitude 11 to 12 comet and is expect to peak at an 8. Too faint for the naked eye as I said earlier.

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    4. There's some interesting Strong's numbers to go with 11/27/18 being: 919 (Hebrew month/day before or of comet), 920 (Hebrew month/day of comet), 1127 (Gregorian day of comet), 1260 (Days the woman to be nourished in the wilderness), 2018 (Gregorian year),

      G919, Βαρϊησοῦς, "Son of Jesus"
      G920, Βαριωνᾶς, "Son of Jonah"
      G1127, γρηγορέω, "to be awake, to watch"
      G1260, διαλογίζομαι, "I reason with, I debate with, to consider, "
      G2018, ἐπιφέρω, "to bring up upon, I bring forward (against), impose, inflict"

      11/27 is the most interesting to me and on the day that Jupiter is caught-up by the Sun - symbolically completing the Revelation 12:5 portion of the Great Sign in the heavens.

      The star pour forth speech? Man, they're using a firehose!


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    5. Thanks for breaking that all down, it's all very interesting to me; how it all ties together!

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    6. Pastor Rich, when you have a chance, please take a look at Douglas Henney's articles I linked below. He's on the same trail from different angles and you are both aligning. Blessings - Sherry

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    7. Hi Sherry,

      I've read through Douglas' post once and could stand to review it in more depth but that said...

      Yes, he has some interesting points to ponder and dates that I would want to verify; but for all of the scriptural citations I do not see reference to the most obvious sign; the Great Sign.

      One of the questions that I have been exploring surround (Daniel 12:11 ESV). Many believe the "regular burnt offering" that is "taken away" is the church. That may be true, but I am exploring the possibility that it is not.

      Unless I am wholly mistaken, and the translations are properly rendered, the regular burnt offering is related to the general sinfulness of the individual; not some specific sin. This offering is made to secure G-d's blessing.

      The taking away of this offering might then suggest that G-d's blessing will not be given. This marks the beginning of the days that lead up to the AoD. From the AoD to the LORD's return is 1,335 days. (This is one way I am modelling it)

      By a time-line that I have, this day occurred on or about October, 6th of this year. This just so happens to be Parashah #1 (Annual Torah reading #1 that starts with (Genesis 1:1) through (Genesis 6:8)) among other things.

      My time-line looks most interesting at 0700 (0726) in Jerusalem on 11/27/18 which is 2400 (2426) in Washington, DC on 11/27/18 as this is an approximate time that Jupiter will be occulted by the Sun in seeming fulfilment of (Revelation 12:5 ESV).

      But back to Douglas...the one thing that stood out most in Douglas' writing is,

      "I believe the detail of the cloud being present for 7 days at Mount Sinai is a type/shadow of our 'gathering place' cloud also being present for 7 days in heavenly places when we meet Jesus in the air. It indicates that the rapture 'event' takes place over a total of 7 days."

      I would offer an alternate viewpoint here that the 7 days on Mt Sinai is reflective of the 7 years in heaven with the LORD before His return. If one considers just how disruptive and destructive the rapture/resurrection will be; I find it hard to comprehend the LORD keeping His children in harms way as the saints are removed from this world in real-time.

      Could that not negate the whole purpose of a pre-trib rapture?

      If we see the Red Sea crossing as a type for the resurrection/rapture; then I would expect to see a single day event. Not an event strung out over the course of a week. I would expect a crossing with death on our heels in the form of actual, physical threat(s) to us and the region/world.

      I also believe Jewish customs will have little to do with the Gentile faithful. This was a real problem for the first century church and (I believe) is resolved in Christ Himself. Just as Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness, the coming converts from Judaism who follow the Lamb will have a similar path to follow.

      Faith based on works.

      I hope this makes sense as I am more than a wee bit tired and shouldn't perhaps be writing this now anyway.

      Blessings,


      PR

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    8. Understood and you may be absolutely correct. Here's the think I've been gnawing on for years - the Harvest model. How is the owner of the field able to get the corners and leavings of the crop in the 3rd harvest part. He is absolutely not allowed to take it from the field. It must be left for the poor and needy. Without question, this was a highlight point for me because I've never been able to figure out how He does that without violating His own laws. I have no question He will, I've just always wanted to know. I have seen the discussion of the 7 days equivalent to the 7 years as well and agree that is one parallel, but might there be another. I'm still working on going through Douglas' work scripturally and whether it pans out or not, it has already been a tremendous blessing and another NEW reason to dig in the WORD! I will let you know Douglas is completely on board with the Rev12 Sign, its my understanding he was approaching it from an angle of "yes, and there's more". Be Blessed and I always enjoy your posts, thoughts and perspective on things. Blessings - Sherry

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    9. ...call my broker, (munch munch) I'm going long on Popcorn, [from Edge of Seat in Rockies] Maranatha!

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    10. "Faith based on works"

      No! Romans 4:2-8, 10:1-4, 11:6, and Ephesians 1:13-14, 2:8-9 say it it by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

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    11. 4thPointOfContact,

      Glad someone was paying attention! No, not trying to play any tricks, however, here is what I was talking about.

      What you say is true for those of us on this side of the time of Jacob's trouble living since Calvary. All of us who are saved are by the grace of G-d by faith in Christ alone. We are baptised by the Holy Spirit who indwells us to be the body of Christ.

      That is given as a non-negotiable.

      What of the Tribulation Saints? What of the church yet to be born? What of Abraham and all his seed before and after the church age? Abraham's faith and how he obediently lived it out was counted as righteousness. May it not be true again after the church age?

      Once the church has been called Home, it is quite possible that the Holy Spirit will have a different mission. We see what happens to the saints who have "WASHED THEIR ROBES and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." [Emphasis mine] (Revelation 7:14); but what of Israel?

      If the 144,000 follow the Lamb, then their faith must come AFTER the resurrection/rapture otherwise they would have gone home with the church. Instead, we see the woman (Israel) in, "a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days."

      Dig on the word, "nourished" in your concordance and see how it is used here. I believe you will find it means more than food.

      For all these things there is evidence that works will play a role in the lives of the church to come and of the woman (remnant Israel). Thus far we know that the 144,000 are special because of who they are and what they have (or have not) done.

      The question then remains if they are who they are, or do what they do, as a result of pre-destination (providence) or free will? For all I know they are youth having recently come of age thus their standing and place before G-d.

      Irregardless of free will and personal action (or lack thereof), the Father knows all outcomes and His will is Supreme. His is the final outcome.

      "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on...for their deeds follow them!" (Revelation 14:13 ESV)

      More pin-points for study. Thank you for chiming in!!

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    12. The new covenant is everlasting. The old covenant is obsolete and passed away. There is no going back from a perfect sacrifice to the old covenant which were weak and made no one perfect. That makes no Biblical sense at all in light of Romans 1-8, Galatians, and Hebrews 4-10.

      I noticed you left out "that they may rest from their labors" in Revelation 14:13. That says a lot. That lets me know that you are just a works-salvation preacher trying to give lip-service to grace.

      BTW, it is not wrong to spell out "God".

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    13. 12 Here is a call for the endurance of the
      saints, those who keep the commandments of
      God and their faith in Jesus.

      13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying,
      "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die
      in the Lord from now on." "Blessed indeed,"
      says the Spirit, "that they may rest from
      their labors, for their deeds follow them!"


      I think Benson Commentary says it rather well -- and well reflects my belief and what I teach.

      Quoting,

      "Each one’s peculiar works, done from a principle of faith and love, with a single eye to the glory of God, and in a spirit of humility before God, resignation to his will, and patience under all trials and sufferings; and in meekness, gentleness, and long-suffering toward those who oppose them in their Christian course of cheerfully doing good, and patiently suffering ill; follow them — And will be produced as evidences of their faith and love; or of the genuineness of their religion at the day of judgment. But the words, τα εργα αυτων ακολουθει μετ’ αυτων, properly signify, their works follow with them, or follow them immediately; that is, the fruit of their works; they reap this, in some measure, immediately on their admission into paradise."


      Their works do NOT precede them into heaven, they follow them. Their works do NOT gain admittance into glory. Their works are evidence of their faith. Their faith is in Jesus Christ.


      6 And you know what is restraining
      him now so that he may be revealed
      in his time.

      7 For the mystery of lawlessness is
      already at work. Only he who now
      restrains it will do so until he is
      out of the way.

      8 And then the lawless one will be
      revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will
      kill with the breath of his mouth
      and bring to nothing by the
      appearance of his coming.

      (2 Thessalonians 2:6-8 ESV)


      Who is it that Paul is reminding the Thessalonians is restraining the lawless one? The question then stands, if the Holy Spirit is no longer restricting the full entry in power of the lawless one onto the world stage, what of the new believers?

      7 Also it was allowed to make war
      on the saints and to conquer them.
      And authority was given it over
      every tribe and people and language
      and nation,

      8 and all who dwell on earth will
      worship it, everyone whose name has
      not been written before the foundation
      of the world in the book of life of
      the Lamb who was slain.

      (Revelation 13:7-8 ESV)


      From where does the ultimate authority to make war come from? It may be that we have no further to look than the book of Job. But if the restrainer is removed, what then is the role of the Holy Spirit during this time?

      All good questions and points for study.

      I am sorry if my earlier post was not understood. The limitations of this space and communication via text have their bounds.

      Oh, BTW, being careful with G-d's name is how I show reverence. You will see me spell the word out when directly quoting Bible text. That's only because it is a direct quote. The ESV doesn't capitalize His personal pronouns. I understand *why* they don't and can accept their reason; but I prefer using His name with reverence. For that reason I follow that part of the Jewish tradition so as to use His name with care.

      That is between our Father and me and I'm standing on that.

      With that said, neither is it wrong to have a mezuzah at my door post, but I do!


      שלום


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    14. Here's the problem with that statement from the Benson Commentary: You can't claim salvation is is by faith alone then claim that one isn't saved when faith is alone.

      Also, we have statements in Romans 4:2-8, Galatians 2-3, and Ephesians 1-2, among others, that state that salvation is by faith even when it is alone. Then you have occurrences in the Bible where people who committed sins that modern-day fruit inspectors would have condemned, yet are called men of faith in Hebrews 11.

      Conversely, we have Matthew 7:21-23, Luke 18:9-14, and 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 that indicate that works are not evidence of salvation. If that were the case, then the Pharisees were good to go!

      You can't judge another's salvation by standards they don't have to meet to be saved in the first place. That's just talking out of both sides of your mouth. You can't also can't logically claim there is a practical difference between a requirement of something to meet a standard and a claim of the requirement in which you are responsible to prove the same standard. Thus claiming that works are a necessary result of salvation is no different than claiming that they are a necessary perquisite to salvation. Either way, no works = no salvation.

      "God" is a title, not a name, and leaving out the "o" doesn't change the use of the word, if "God" refers to God, then so does "G-d" and no matter how you spell it, it is using it in the same manner, so it's utterly ridiculous to assert that simply spelling it out makes you more righteous, as if religious works can do that.

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    15. Please note that I have in no way proposed that salvation is based upon works. In no way do I believe in a works based salvation. That is not Biblical and is a heresy.

      If my comments were misunderstood then I apologize for not being clear. I did add a disclaimer that I was rather tired at the time of the original posting. Perhaps I should not have even bothered posting it.

      As for how I render the title our Father? It is between our Father and myself and none of your business. It is not a legalism that I push on anyone else.

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  15. Gary, so timely and well said, as always. Our God is so merciful, anyone who wants to see can see the times we are in. There are those, unfortunately, who will be unable to take their eyes off this world until it's perhaps too late. I pray you find the information I've attached below as interesting as I did. Prayers and Blessings for All our Brothers and Sisters around the World!

    Ok folks, you'll need to get a cup of coffee and clear the decks for a bit of reading on this one, but I promise you it's worth it. This is at FiveDoves and the author is Douglas Henney - so many things he ties together which make absolute sense to me. The scriptures fit, the parallels fit - this feels like way more than another High Watch Date to me, but I could be wrong and it could only be a humongous sign, but tie it with the things going on everywhere - Israel, US, Europe and it "feels different". I got a real witness in my spirit to the accuracy of Douglas' conjectures. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts. Bottom line is here - 7 Day warning at 11/17-18 with alignment Paul Dawson has pointed to, 3 Day warning at 11/22-23/18 and ABBA Up on 11/25/18. He has a very interesting thing relating to the following 7 days which solves one of my "gleanings" questions. Worth your time. It is broken into 7 parts in the list with Doug H in front of those 7 parts. You can't miss it. Blessings - Sherry
    Click Here for Douglas Henney

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    1. Hi Sherry, so I checked out the 7-part reading by Douglas Henney per your recommendation and found it very interesting. I, like you, feel something different about this, but I'm trying to discern if it's just my excitement for another solid "watch day" or if this Spirit-breathed and a word for us! Whenever I read or hear something that I've never heard before - after 40 years of watching - I feel caution (not unbelief). This is because so many private "revelations" that have been declared boldly to be truth have proven to be wrong.

      The concept of a 7 day period where there will be "second chances" for a small select group is exciting, intriguing and yes, something I've never heard before. I plan to go back and read again along with all the references to the word and pray over this.

      Thank you for sharing this. From reading your comments for almost 2 years, I've come to trust your insights and solid foundation in God's word. You also are so gracious, humble and kind to "newbies" and I'm always drawn to those traits in people. Thank you for your kindness, scholarship and love for His appearing...many have been blessed by it! Maranatha!

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    2. Keith, you are kind beyond measure. I do think there is meat in this study. He won't be right on all parts because we aren't working with glorified minds yet, but I do believe he's pierced into the darkness a bit more than we've seen lately. Like you, been there, watched and been disappointed, but I know now it's always either another sign, another trail to investigate or the Event itself and either works for me. I'm merely called to keep the little wheel turning in my Habi-Trail as I attempt to point others to the Master. The Gleanings issue has been one of those little knots I've "picked at" for some time. The owner of the field is not allowed legally to gather the gleanings, it must be done by the poor and needy. That was only one of the little highlights I found intriguing, but definitely that one. If, perchance, the 7 day cloud theory (radical thought to me, I agree) is tenable then what a lovely thing for the Father to do for those who've just been saved and hadn't any rewards to speak of or just didn't "get it" and had none, while at the same time the Spirit "sprinkles" those below and identifies them and gives the poor and needy some much needed bounty while getting his children home. I just find that utterly appealing. I also realize every "sweet thought" is not necessarily scriptural, so back to the BOOK I go. What a joyous bag of puzzle pieces He's given us to play with in the meantime. I'm waiting for a shout-out from Pastor Richard on this since there are so many time-lines they are both looking at which dove-tail from completely different angles. There is one thing we must all admit, being a follower of Father God, Holy Spirit and Our Beloved Yeshua is never boring! Blessings - Sherry

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    3. Hey Sherry,

      I posted a response above. Sharing that here on the chance you clicked "Notify me" in this instance.

      Douglas has some interesting ideas although I am not ready to embrace them as a whole. Hopefully my comments made sense. (It was at the end of a very long day that I posted that).

      Here's hoping your home church is going well!

      Blessings,

      PR

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    4. Sherry. I read Doug Henney's article. Interesting as he makes reference to possibly a technological issue that could take place on Black("dark") Friday, November 23rd. "Novem" is nine in Latin. Maybe the 9/23 that has been hidden/alluded to the past few years? Just also read the latest rev 12 daily post about going from light to dark. Just a thought. John

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    5. Excellent thought John. The more I read and study, the more I'm convinced it won't be either this one is right and that one is wrong, but we all have different pieces of the puzzle and only when they're looked at as a unit do they begin to come into focus. I know the day count chars are incredibly important, but not all point to the Rapture - many are confirming other things. The trick is to figure out which is which and that must be done in conjunction with other's work - Strong's #s, Astronomical alignments, scriptural patterns, dreams and visions - everything matters. He's giving us a great lesson in teamwork! Blessings - Sherry

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    6. Sherry. Thank-you for your response. I have been in the Unsealed audience for the past six months and decided to make a cameo. I have been so blessed by this website ie. Gary and the gang and all those that comment, yourself, Pastor Rich, Jimboni, etc. All so intelligent, eloquent writers that foremost love the Lord Jesus Christ and look forward to His appearing! I may throw in a comment or two from time to time. Keep digging into the Word and speaking the Truth in love. God Bless all of you and look forward to seeing you all soon. Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus! John

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    7. ...blush...but really, to CHRIST be ALL the Glory, amen. So looking forward to so many new faces belonging to old friends and your words bless knowing that mine have blessed you. Maranatha!

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    8. John, you are very kind and I'm so happy to make your acquaintance. May I share something with you? It is such an encouragement to all of us who write, post, question and respond when we hear from someone who's been sitting quietly, listening and watching and, prayerfully, being encouraged by something we've said. I'm sure most are like me, you struggle to place emphasis in the right places, not neglecting the important for the urgent and we mostly pray to get it right more often than wrong and, just perhaps, lift, encourage or strengthen one of our brothers and sisters as we do so. Sometimes, I question if I'm merely "beating at the wind" and ask myself, does it honestly matter or are you just kidding yourself? Then someone gathers their voice and chimes in with the choir and the sound becomes more rich and full and you just stop for a second and whisper a prayer of thanksgiving to Abba Father for another shoulder against the wheel. Thank you, we really do welcome you and your thoughts matter to us, don't be shy. Blessings - Sherry

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    9. John, thank you for your loving encouragement. Thank you Gary and the entire UNSEALED team for maintaining this garden space. It is an oasis in a dry place that is most welcoming to travellers passing through on their way Home.

      I pray that all of this is a catalyst and triggers deeper study and more intimate time with G-d.

      Blessings,

      PR

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  16. Greg Lauer over at A Little Strength says it's possible the dems success in the midterms may push President Trump to seek to get the peace deal done in the next two years. I am seeing articles that suggest by the end of this year. Maybe those celebs need to lose everything before they turn to God.

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  17. As many of you know, the Economist Magazine often uses its cover art to project and advertise the plans or Baalamic black prophecy of the elitist globalists deep state. Check out the latest cover just recently published!

    https://thedailycoin.org/2018/10/14/the-world-in-2019-economist-magazine-cover-hints-at-the-arrival-of-the-end-game/

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    1. Seriously? Pitch Black Cover for their 33rd edition? The hutzpah is just mind-blowing. They will get their wish for a time, but thankfully we will be gone. Blessings - Sherry

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  18. Red dragon = fire?? Knocking stars down = "stars" as in the actors and actresses whose homes burned down???

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    1. I agree, Nan. The dragon (fire) is sweeping the stars from their homes.

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  19. Thanks Gary. Well written. Like the pic of legalism vs lawlessness with the narrow path between the two! Reminded me of a wee note I wrote in my Bible a long time ago:

    LICENSE <-- LIBERTY --> LEGALISM
    (Gal 5:13).....(Gal 5:1)......(Gal 5:1b)

    We are called to the narrow path in the middle... Liberty... but traps await on both sides! John Bunyan spoke of this in Pilgrims Progress saying of Christian's journey:

    "Then I saw in my dream that for the entire length of the valley, there was a very deep ditch on the right side. It is into this ditch that the blind have been leading the blind since the beginning of time, to the destruction of both blind leaders and their followers.

    I saw also on the left side of the valley a very dangerous quagmire, in which not even a good man can find solid footing or bottom if he falls in. This is the bog King David fell into, and no doubt would have been smothered, had not He who is able pulled him out. The pathway was exceedingly narrow, and good Christian was tested to his limits. For in the dark, when he tried to avoid the ditch on the one hand, he was ready to tip over into the mire on the other. Also when he sought to escape the mire, unless he was very careful, he would almost fall into the ditch."

    Deep ditches on one side, dangerous quagmires on the other. The Christian life is not easy. It's not meant to be. But all thanks to "Him who is able" to keep and what joy we will have when we are in His presence and see what He has done and what He has brought us through! (Jude 1:1, 1:24)

    God Bless.

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  20. Gary, my brother, thank you yet again.
    Dianne

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  21. Well Gary...love the way you think, love your knowledge, love your heart, love you brother. Thank you.

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  22. Spica - Venus conjunction at 6:10 a.m. Central - the story in the stars speaks forth once again as we turn the page, looking for the final chapter. Blessings - Sherry

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    1. Yes, this time is the last. A farewell kiss as it were!

      Venus is now turning back toward the Sun and *rising* toward the plane of the ecliptic. Venus has been *below* the track of the Sun but by 11/22 it will rise upwards to meet that invisible line in the sky.

      More importantly, Venus' departure from Virgo is the beginning of Virgo's journey into the wilderness. She (Virgo) will not have any other planets visit her until next year! She will be alone in the skies.

      The very definition of the wilderness in the Bible!

      Venus, the bright morning star, is the last wandering star (planet) to leave Virgo for 2018/5778. (Gregorian/Spiritual "Torah" calendar)

      Mercury is in Scorpius and by 11/22 will have also *risen* to the plane of the ecliptic. Mercury will traverse the ecliptic on 11/24 during the noon hour (Eastern) From there it will race back to the Sun and Jupiter.

      At 01:00:00 AM (Eastern) on the morning of 11/26 the Sun will be in the midst of Acrab, Dschubba, Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpius. That would be 09:00:00 AM (Jerusalem).

      Fast-forward to about 01:23:00 (Eastern) on the afternoon of 11/27 and Mercury will have passed by the Sun and be in conjunction with Jupiter.

      Even more striking is that the MOON (our celestial minute hand) will be in the BEEHIVE CLUSTER in Cancer! That's interesting!!

      The remaining planets are ALL BELOW the ecliptic as follows,

      1. Mars (4th from the Sun) in the right thigh of Aquarius
      2. Saturn (6th from the Sun) in the bow (draw string) of Sagittarius
      3. Uranus (7th from the Sun) in the upward chord of Pisces
      4. Neptune (8th from the Sun) in the outpouring of Aquarius

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    2. 4 And the LORD said to him, "Pass through
      the city, through Jerusalem, and put a
      mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh
      and groan over all the abominations that
      are committed in it."

      5 And to the others he said in my hearing,
      "Pass through the city after him, and
      strike. Your eye shall not spare, and
      you shall show no pity.

      6 Kill old men outright, young men
      and maidens, little children and women,
      but touch no one on whom is the mark.
      And begin at my sanctuary." So they
      began with the elders who were before
      the house.

      (Ezekiel 9:4-6 ESV)


      169 Let my cry come before You, O LORD;
      Give me understanding according to Your
      word.

      170 Let my supplication come before You;
      deliver me according to Your word.

      171 My lips shall utter praise, for
      You teach me Your statues.

      172 My tongue shall speak of Your word,
      for all Your commandments are
      righteousness.

      (Psalm 119:169-172 NKJV)


      The prophet Ezekiel records that,

      "the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub on which it rested to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writing case at his waist." (Ezekiel 9:3 ESV)


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    3. THE MARK (TAV)

      The *mark* that was placed on the foreheads "of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it" [Jerusalem] is the Hebrew letter tav ("ת").

      This letter also represents (Psalm 119:169-176).

      In ancient Hebrew the tav, or "tau" looked like the English letter "X" and forms a cross. Thus the mark that was placed upon the foreheads of the faithful was as a CROSS!


      THE CROSS IN THE HEAVENS

      Set your astronomical software to 1:23 pm (Eastern) on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 27, 2018 and find the sun. Beside it, on it's right-hand, you will see a PERFECT TAV set in the heavens made up of,

      1. Sun
      2. Acrab
      3. ν Sco
      4. Mercury
      5. Jupiter
      6. ω1 Sco & ω2 Sco
      7. Dschubba


      [image width="88%" height="88%" src="http://www.firstflightmedia.com/IMG_6751.jpg"/]


      Note how Jupiter is at the centre (heart) of the tav. Jupiter is at the centre of the cross. (That's interesting) This occurs at 01:23:00 PM (Eastern) or 9:23:00 PM (Jerusalem) time.

      Anyone notice the time in Jerusalem? 9:23 pm, 923, 9/23, 23-September?

      The Great Sign?

      Hmmm, I wonder what Strong's may offer?


      STRONG'S CONCORDANCE G923

      Βαρσαββᾶς, meaning Son of Sabbas, a sir name of Joseph and Judas.

      Who is Barsabbas? Joseph Barsabbas was also known as Justis and was one of the two who had been with the LORD all during His earthly ministry. He and Matthias were the two picked to choose lots to replace Judas Iscariot as Apostle. Justis was not chosen in that lot.

      Note that it will be dark in Jerusalem at that hour. The sun has set and evening is upon the city. November 28th has dawned in Israel.

      G923...May it be that Israel is symbolised by (Justis) Joseph Barsabbas? One of the two chosen but not elected this night? Dig on the little history shares on Barsabbas - very interesting. One word that comes to mind is tribulation.


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    4. THE STONE OF GREAT VALUE

      STRONG'S CONCORDANCE H923

      בּהט, meaning "a costly [valuable] stone, red or white marble".

      There may be much to dig on here from many perspectives.

      Wikipedia says this of marble,

      "Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is typically not foliated, although there are exceptions. In geology, the term "marble" refers to metamorphosed limestone, but its use in stonemasonry more broadly encompasses unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material."

      Source, Wikipedia.org

      Metamorphic? A building material eh?

      What was it that Jeremiah said of the Potter? (Jeremiah 18:1-11 ESV)

      Hmmm...



      THE CHOSEN

      STRONG'S CONCORDANCE G123

      Strong's G123 is just as interesting!

      αἰγιαλός, meaning "beach, seashore"

      Where was it that all of Israel was congregated when the army of Pharaoh was at their heels? Where was Israel standing when the waters of the sea were divided by the wind from G-d?

      At the seashore on the beach!



      A CONDIMENT?

      STRONG'S CONCORDANCE H123

      אֱדֹם, meaning, "a condiment, the land of Edom, the Edomites, the children of Esau".

      Am I imagining things or do we see a picture of a chosen people by the seashore on the day of the tav AND a picture of the children of those not chosen, symbolized as Justis and Esau who were both marked by trial and tribulation?


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    5. THE DRAGON

      Don't forget where all of this is happening in the skies. This is in the *claw* of the scorpion, the constellation Scorpius, the animal symbol of the tribe of Dan and rendered in the stars as a serpent by the ancient Egyptians. If you have not already dug on these pin-points you have some homework.

      And what of that BRIGHT SPOT in the upper left of the screen-shot above?

      That is Scorpius X-1. It is a low-mass binary star system that shines brightly in X-rays (the filter used in this screen-shot). Remember, X-rays fall right below Gamma rays in the electromagnetic spectrum. It is, I believe, symbolic of where you will see Lucifer and the fallen, symbolically hidden in the stars, in a bandwidth of light that is invisible to our eyes yet is at times indistinguishable from Gamma rays (also invisible to our eyes).

      The best way I can describe Scorpius X-1 is this. It is a dead star devouring a living star that share a locked orbit together.


      THE BIG PICTURE

      The Red Sea crossing was the very image of salvation and the Christ to come,

      13 And Moses said to the people,
      "Fear not, stand firm, and see
      the salvation of the LORD, which
      he will work for you today. For
      the Egyptians who you see today,
      you shall never see again."

      14 The LORD will fight for you,
      and you have only to be silent."

      (Exodus 14:13-14 ESV)


      The salvation of the LORD has a name. His Name is JESUS.


      A SYMBOLIC NARRATIVE?

      Death devouring the living and standing before the male-child that bears the mark of the Tav as he is caught up to G-d and His throne.

      The woman (Israel) rendered in the heavens as Virgo, now left to her own to flee to the wilderness -- now marked even by a newly discovered comet that is now in Virgo for the first time. (Comets are classically harbingers of what? Not good news!)

      Comet C/2018 V1 offers some interesting data points for its trajectory,

      1. Orbital eccentricity of 144-degrees
      2. Argument of perihelion of 88-degrees
      3. Closest approach to Earth of .66 AU


      Any of those numbers ring a bell? (They sure do to me!)

      Closest approach to Earth on 11/27/18 at 99 to 100 million kilometres as it heads back out into space. Indeed, potentially symbolic of the path of the woman fleeing to a place of isolation! (aka "wilderness")

      Sure sounds like a candidate foreshadowing of Revelation 12:6 to me.


      A new wandering star (messenger) or what we may otherwise consider an *angel* to our solar system and discovered by three wise men...amateur astronomers and potential shadows of the Magi that travelled so far to worship the new born King!


      IN CLOSING

      I could go on and on until His coming but I must pause here. All of this may be the wild imaginations of a pastor gone 'round the bend. It may be the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. I submit this all as pin-points of data for your prayerful consideration and potential (independent) study.

      My intention is neither date setting or claiming I have special knowledge to share. It is to dig deeper in the Word as given us in Proverbs,

      2 It is the glory of God to conceal
      things, but the glory of kings is to
      search things out.

      (Proverbs 25:2 ESV)


      Please do not take it on my word but on the word of G-d and His Holy Spirit.

      As for me? I consider there too many complex and nested intersections of data points to pass all of this off as mere coincidence.

      Compiled and recorded for your prayerful and steadfast consideration.

      Study well!


      Pastor Rich

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    6. Brilliant compilation here, PR!

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  23. Jesus + Law = Hell and Destruction? So your saying if you do what Jesus, all the disciples and Paul did then your going to hell? Did Jesus even come for the gentiles or did he come for the Jews? (Matthew 15:24). As believers we should be more in tune with doing what Jesus did. Was Jesus a disobedient son? I'm sure we can both agree that he wasn't, right? Wouldn't he then be disobedient to his father if he came to earth and taught everyone not to follow the law that his father gave everyone to follow? We can also agree that God doesn't change as well, right? And sin is sin. Sin doesn't change either. If it was sin at some point in time then its sin now. If God the father taught the people of Israel through Moses that not following the 10 commandments was sin, then how did that change? God said the penalty for violating the sabbath is death. See Numbers 15:32-36.

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    1. Old Path. What I believe Gary is saying here and what he has said in the past. Is that Jesus + Law = Hell and Destruction means that you are basically saying that Jesus is great and all but you also NEED to follow the law. That takes away from Jesus's sacrifice as being sufficient for the forgiveness of sins. As believers we understand that we are sinners deserving judgement and that saving grace understanding guides us towards following the commandments in the bible out of love and gratitude because all the commandments fall under all encompansing love right?

      Matthew 22:36-40 New International Version (NIV)
      36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

      37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

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    2. No, I'm not saying doing good and following the Law will send you to hell. The Law is good.

      What I'm saying is that if you believe you are saved by following the Law, keeping commandments, avoiding sin, performing good works, etc... then by very definition you do not believe you are saved because Jesus died for your sins and rose again.

      Paul makes this abundantly clear:

      "You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace." - Gal. 5:4

      "I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!" - Gal. 2:21

      "And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace." - Rom. 11:6

      "However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness." - Rom. 4:5

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  24. Dear Gary, just to remind you of what you wrote about the "tribulation saints" above: >>Many of these will be those who never proclaimed the Name of Christ. *) But many will be THOSE WHO PROCLAIMED the Name of Christ, BUT never had a saving knowledge of the Truth — THEY NEITHER ACCEPTED NOR BELIEVED IN THE GOSPEL. They trusted in themselves or their "Torah keeping" or their denominational affiliation or their good citizenship. OTHERS LIVED LAWLESSLY because they believed Christ was just one of many ways to Heaven, and, in the end, "everyone will make it."<< (emphazise and *) mark mine)

    Now if you read through 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 carefully you will find EXACTLY those you described as 'having claimed to believe in Jesus BUT not having accepted truth' as the group of the "foolish virgins" who will no way get another chance to believe but will be deceived by the 'strong delusion' of the antichrist which God Himself will send them as their earthly and eternal punishment.

    The "tribulation saints" will consist of another group of left behind persons, namely those who didn't EVER claim to be part of the body of Christ. They NEVER went with Christianity so far and didn't claim to know Jesus like the so-called fake brethren do. They might be gnostic, atheist or from tribal religions but anyway they will be ELECT from their specific Israelite bloodline and lineage that only God knows to believe in the 'eternal gospel' of Revelation 14. But they will not be from that group that claimed to have been part of the church today. This makes only the first sentence of your above quote *) to be correct.

    Blessings to you, MARANATHA!

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  25. Great news from Israel, things are moving forward: Defense minister Lieberman resigned, check the news! MARANATHA

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    1. Yes, and his party has pulled out of the governing coalition. Netanyahu only has 61 out of 120 Knesset seats in the coalition to begin with.

      Early elections are now likely.

      ...And the peace deal is probably going to be unveiled on 12/1 give or take a day.

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  26. Gary could you or someone else that is interested write on Ezekiel 29, the unfulfilled prophecy on the destruction of Egypt rendering it uninhabitable for 40 years? I find it fascinating that Ezekiel over 2500 years ago prophesied about Egypt taking ownership of the Nile (building the massive Aswan High Dam?) and even foretelling the “Tower of Syene” (Tower of Lotus) that was built on this Dam by the Russians and Egyptians in 1970.

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    1. Dear friend, there are several opinions on this if you do a research. Fact is, the "Old Dynasty" of ancient Egypt has long gone with the Roman Empire (Cesar and Cleopatra) and the nation has never again regained power over others. But the prophecy of "40 years not inhabited" must yet be future as there doesn't seem to be any historical record to this event yet. Also the great Asswan dam is not so much relevant today but look for what they built in Ethiopian with the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam GERD which I feel is connected to Isaiah 19 also yet future. It could be those 40 years of punishing the Egyptians by leaving the land desolate could reach into the millennium start as an aftermath of Armageddon. Just my 2 cents, blessings to you!

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    2. Life.Seeker316 ... I plan on stoking one up on that subject at some point soon.

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  27. Great articles at Dailycrow.com about how the Mayors in and around Jerusalem are named Moses and Solomon. Only a Sovereign God could engineer that !

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  28. Have you seen the latest fashion of Celine Dion celinununu?
    They don't hide anymore the gender agenda and world order:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSdSFKj-hOc

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  29. Psalm 146:3-4 Good News Translation (GNT)
    3 Don't put your trust in human leaders;
    no human being can save you.
    4 When they die, they return to the dust;
    on that day all their plans come to an end.

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  30. Everyone must be aware the UN voted 9 resolutions against Israel today - 161 to 2 with 8 abstentions. Thankfully, the US stood with Israel alone. There will be a reckoning. The Mercy of God will come to an end and thankfully, not until the midpoint after we've been gone a while. So disgusted with these liars and fakes. I'm praying for God to soften my heart toward them, but I am not there yet as you can clearly tell. The Moon and Mars conjuncted last night at 11:35 CST. Was that a precursor for today - surely the UN votes are markers. Blessings - Sherry

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    1. Indeed, and 10 more days until Jupiter is caught up by the Sun. Venus is leaving Virgo. She will be all alone in the skies very soon.

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    2. Amir says the number of resolutions by the UN against Israel is now at 12 (interesting) and Israel just struck Syria. Gaza was evidently an Iranian/Hamas diversion for shenanigans they were pulling (attempting) in Syria. The planes just landed back in Galilee so no reports yet as to where and extent. Netanyahu has apparently backed off the "political stunts" as he called them and will be acting Defense Director. The strike was on the 19th (not sure what time of day here, but it was dark as the planes were returning in Irael). Blessings - Sherry

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  31. Yes, not one resolution condemning Hamas and their 500 rockets/missiles/mortars fired into Israel aimed at civilians. United Nations=United Nothings. And that's what they're good for.

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    1. Arch they've now learned some of the rockets fired into Israel were Iranian made, medium range missiles which have been smuggled into Gaza. They've not previously had this capability which notches up the concern considerably. Things are quickly getting tougher and tighter for Israel and there will be a reckoning from Yahweh. We fly soon. Blessings - Sherry

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    2. Hi Sherry, yes Israel's enemies have rearmed with even deadlier missiles but Israel is armed to the teeth with nukes, and I think it won't be long before they have to use them. Blessings to you and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  32. This is all going by the master playbook of the world..the Holy Bible. When we go against Israel, no need to ask God to help us.

    Such news as terribly twisted with the leviathan spirit just reinforces my faith.

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    1. I also wonder if the ease with which PM Netanyahu accepted a cease fire is an indication of the *peace* deal to come. Something is up otherwise his Defence Minister would not have resigned.

      All going by the master playbook.

      Amen.

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    2. I just read on Dan Matsons Signs of the End FB site the headline of an article that Netanyahu is asking Teump to delay the peace deal until after the elections.

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    3. @StephE you certainly refer to this one? https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-said-worried-trump-peace-plan-could-hurt-likud-in-elections/

      Oh, no... Not that long again... Please hurry LORD Jesus! :-//

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    4. Yes Annabel, I believe that is the article! I guess we will soon see if Trump decides to wait or not

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    5. But then I just found this article:
      http://news.trust.org/item/20181119092132-zrfr1

      Catastrophe averted? It says that the coalition will stay together and there will be no early elections after all.

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    6. Check for Amir's latest update. Gaza was a diversion, Bibi sensed it - Israel just struck Syria.

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  33. Hi everyone! Thank you for the exciting posts and wonderful insights. Someone said many days ago now, how us watchman need to work together to see the whole picture. I for one know very little about the constellations and what they are telling us but very much enjoy reading about the Rev. 12 sign and the eclipse that happened was amazing! Anyway, I wanted to add something about the illegal caravans of people coming to our border here in America. God laid the words "the procession has started." I know that the word procession here is talking about a wedding procession. We know the traditional Jewish Wedding ceremony is a picture of the rapture correct? Does anyone have any thoughts on the prophetic meaning of these caravans?

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    1. Dear Rhonda, there's not really sth prophetic about "migrant caravans" but them being a sign and result of complete corruption of mankind, lawlessness and kicking Gods order out of any area of human life on earth.

      National borders are biblical and ordained by God (Acts 17:26-27) so this is the satanic globalist agenda behind working to the extreme now before ending up in an antichrist one world government (Psalm 2:3). It has in fact nothing to do with a wedding. The US Caravan is just the same leftist development that we had in Europe already years ago.

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    2. Rhonda, one other thought. It might also have been a reference to a "Procession" of never-ending migrant caravans if these are not denied entry. As Annabel referenced, this is what the globalists were successful in doing to begin the destruction of Europe as we all knew it. They're using the same playbook for America. We shall see if Trump and the American people have the intestinal fortitude to do what must be done. I can assure you it feels a bit dicey in Texas these days. Secondly, could the "Procession" Word you received be a double entendre' for a wedding processional - certainly. Prayerfully, that would be a lovely Thanksgiving, Hanukah or Christmas present or even an any old day works for me present from Abba. Those of us who aren't as astronomically gifted as others bring other offerings to the banquet, so never hesitate! Blessings - Sherry

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  34. The 70 years are not yet "up" since the November 29, 1947 date when the United Nations approved Israel's "birth".... The 70th year began it's count last November 29th , but the year 71 will be reached this November 29th, 2018. It is like your birthday. You are still counted as 70 years old the day before your 71st birthday. This can be seen in scripture 1 Kings 6:38 where Solomon built the temple in " 7 years" -- but the construction time was 7 1/2 years.... Douglas Henney has an enlightening study focused on the week ahead, the "end" of year 70, at five doves.com "letters"...

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    1. entirely Awesome point to bring forth!, brother James, thank You!

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  35. A HOLIDAY WISH FOR YOU

    "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.

    Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it."

    (1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 ESV)


    Grace and peace to you this holiday season with love from our family to yours.

    שלום


    Pastor Rich

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    1. Beautiful wish/prayer PR, Thank You n Bless You

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  36. Much in line with all the things we are attempting to decipher and only getting small fractions, I offer this magnificent example of what God is doing through His world second by second. If this doesn't make you cry tears of joy, may I recommend some time in the Word and on your knees. Tears streaming and mind completely blown! Blessings - Enjoy Click Here for STARS SING

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    1. sooo Beautiful,... MUSIC all i hear is music, from the microcosmic creatures to the Macrocosmic Flames*,....S H A L O M,.... all praise n honor are Yours Lord! \o/

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    2. Wow!

      Thank you for sharing Sherry!

      I've been working on the graphics for our final sermon series of 2018. It is, Christmas themed, but I wanted to do something special visually. In my spirit I understood it to be a star, the star, but didn't have clarity on how to render it.

      Usually I do this type of work in CorelDraw and PhotoPaint but this morning I finally heard what the Lord was trying to tell me. I'm using my iPhone!

      Set Sky Guide to September 11, 3 BC and you will find Jupiter in retrograde, triple crowning Regulus in the constellation Leo. Fast forward nine months and on the evening of June 17, 1 BC at 7:17 pm you will behold the brightest star in the heavens. The conjunction of Jupiter and Venus!


      [image width="88%" height="88%" src="http://www.firstflightmedia.com/IMG-6913.JPG"/]

      This shot was taken right after sunset. That bright spot in the sky is not the sun. It is, I believe, the Star of Bethlehem. I recommend looking it up for yourself. It's not hard to find with astronomical software.

      So we'll have sermon graphics that convey the actual skies as the Magi would have seen it from the east.

      Blessings,

      PR


      28 Then they said to him, "What
      must we do, to be doing the
      works of God?"

      29 Jesus answered them, "This is
      the work of God, that you believe
      in him whom he has sent."

      (John 6:28-29 ESV)

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  37. it is written in the stars!,....astounding!

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  38. For those who have never seen it, here is a detail of night sky as seen from Babylon looking west toward Jerusalem on 6/17/1 BC.

    Why look at this date?

    Because nine months prior on September 11th, Jupiter crowned Regulus (the king star) in the constellation Leo with a TRIPLE conjunction...a rather rare event! Rick Larson covers all of this in his video on the Star of Bethlehem.

    I highly recommend getting Sky Guide or another astronomical software package to study these events. Sky Guide also allows you to view in alternate wavelengths of light - something that yields interesting results. One detail not shown here are the locations of the other planets. Most interesting are the placement of Mercury, Mars and Saturn. (Especially Saturn when viewed in X-rays).

    Here is the view of Leo after sunset,


    [image width="88%" height="88%" src="http://www.firstflightmedia.com/IMG_6915.jpg"/]

    The bright spot marked Venus is actually Jupiter and Venus. They would have looked as they were touching in the sky, one joined to the other, rather than one atop another.



    [image width="88%" height="88%" src="http://www.firstflightmedia.com/IMG_6916.jpg"/]

    Here is the same scene but at an extreme zoom. This shot drives home just how close the bright morning star (evening star in this case) and king planet appeared in the heavens!

    As you study the orbits of the planets you will find that they weave across the plane of the ecliptic (path of the sun) in the sky. This past week, Venus completed a journey under the ecliptic and is rising above the path of the Sun. That Jupiter and Venus would meet in such a way and in the constellation Leo is phenomenal.

    It was not a chance encounter.

    Wonders in the heavens are still playing out today. Instead of watching for the birth of the King of Israel, we are waiting for His glorious coming on the clouds.

    Offered as more data points for your continued prayerful study in the word.

    Blessings,

    PR



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  39. fascinating,...my cup runneth over! i give thanks....

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  40. Fascinating PR, I have SkyGuide on my Iphone, but tried to get it on my LapTop so I could "work with easier", but its not available for Macbook so I'll have to try the Ipad next. So much to see and, yes, the story is ongoing. Blessings - Sherry

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    1. Yeah, SkyGuide is an iOS thing right now. Hopefully they would have a port available in the future. I would think it should work for iPad.

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  41. A PIN-POINT

    Trouble is brewing again between Russia and Ukraine,

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46338671
    Tension escalates after Russia seizes Ukraine naval ships

    Quoting,

    "Two gunboats and a tug were captured by Russian forces. A number of Ukrainian crew members were injured.

    Each country blames the other for the incident. On Monday Ukrainian MPs are due to vote on declaring martial law."

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  42. Tuesday afternoon in North America. The Jupiter has been caught up by the Sun. Virgo will be all alone, as in a wilderness, come the total lunar eclipse in mid January, 2019.

    A sign fulfilled.

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    1. This is blowing me away man! Creator prepares for rescue of Bride,...stars n planets are set! All heavenly bodies are in place, in motion and on course. Thanks PR for the UP-date! We have Activated our prayer capsules and our controls are set for the heart of the Son*, sincerely.

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  43. UPDATE

    I am starting to look toward the next sign in heaven,

    1 Then I saw another sign in the heaven,
    great and amazing, seven angels with
    seven plagues, which are the last, for
    with them the wrath of God is finished.

    (Revelation 15:1 ESV)


    For those of you who are using astronomical software, set your to Jerusalem (even though the event is not for the middle east) with the date a April 8, 2024 and time as 3:30 pm Eastern. Jerusalem is, interestingly enough, on the opposite side of the planet from the eclipse and lines up nicely for a look (assuming you can view through the planet). [My software allows this] Use an observation point from along the path of the Eclipse as an alternate if you please.

    Chapter 15, Verse 1 points us again to "another sign in heaven". This is almost certainly another sign in the celestial heavens, the stars, planets and outer space. This sign is "great and amazing" and features "seven angels". By definition, angels are messengers. Any messenger may be considered an angel. Scripture clearly points to the stars as being angels. The same may be true for the planets (wandering stars by name) -- they too are messengers (angels).

    Keeping all of this in mind, and when making observations on 4/8/24 we see the following,

    1. 5th planet Jupiter (king planet) conjuncts with 7th planet Uranus in Aries (the Ram)
    2. Moon eclipses Sun in neighbouring Pisces
    3. 1st planet Mercury stands guard alone in the upper chord of Pisces
    4. 2nd planet Venus (bright morning star) conjuncts with 8th planet Neptune also in Pisces
    5. 6th planet Saturn conjuncts with 4th planet Mars in neighbouring Aquarius

    How many planets is that?

    Seven planets, seven wandering stars. Seven messengers?

    Hmmm...

    The moon will eclipse the sun in the lateral chord of Pisces and will mark the *finish* of the crossing of the Americas by these twin TSE.

    "...for with them the wrath of God is finished."


    This second TSE will cross the first in a region of the middle west called "Little Egypt" in Southern Illinois. With this second TSE the pair of TSE over the middle west will be *finished*.

    May this be the heavenly sign John was shown? If so, may each of the heavenly messengers by symbolic of the plagues yet to come?

    Forgive me for *sharing* out loud but I thought I would put that out there for anyone who would like to dig on this topic.

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  44. PART II

    I hit on this array of planets while looking for the time AFTER the Great Sign when Jupiter, "her child was caught up to God and to his throne." We all know that G-d and His throne are in heaven; and in planetary terms I know that Uranus is named as such. Heaven.

    The 7th planet in our solar system is Uranus. It is named after the Greek god, οὐρανῷ. Look again at (Revelation 15:1 ESV),

    Biblehub.com

    ...for the word "heaven". Now take a look at Strong's G3772...

    Strong's G3772

    ouranos: heaven
    Original Word: οὐρανός, οῦ, ὁ
    Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
    Transliteration: ouranos
    Phonetic Spelling: (oo-ran-os')
    Definition: heaven
    Usage: heaven, (a) the visible heavens: the atmosphere, the sky, the starry heavens, (b) the spiritual heavens.
    HELPS Word-studies

    3772 ouranós – heaven (singular), and nearly as often used in the plural ("heavens"). "The singular and plural have distinct overtones and therefore should be distinguished in translation (though unfortunately they rarely are)" (G. Archer).


    Uranus - Wikipedia

    Uranus (from the Latin name "Ūranus" for the Greek god Οὐρανός) is the seventh planet from the Sun. It has the third-largest planetary radius and fourth-largest planetary mass in the Solar System.

    Interesting, the point in time at which Jupiter will meet heaven (Uranus) in the stars will be at the next TSE that marks a TAV "X" over the middle west of the Americas.

    Or am I just seeing things?

    Much more study to come and time with the Lord.

    Study well,


    PR

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