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Peace Plan Countdown And War Nearing With Iran

UPDATE (May 15th): The U.S. has ordered all non-essential personnel to leave the Green Zone (U.S. embassy in Baghdad).  Also, it was just discovered that members of the Iranian government appeared to claim responsibility for the attacks near the Strait of Hormuz via Twitter, but the tweets have subsequently been deleted.

The situation with Iran that we reported on last Wednesday continues to spiral out of control.  Yesterday news broke that two Saudi oil tankers were attacked and significantly damaged near the Strait of Hormuz—the most important oil passageway on the planet.  And now we've just learned that Houthi drones have damaged a Saudi oil pipeline near Riyadh.  The Houthis are an Iranian proxy group in Yemen currently fighting the Saudis.

The sabre-rattling back-and-forth is reaching a crescendo.  The U.S. is apparently drawing up plans to deploy 120,000 troops to the Middle East if needed to confront Iran, though the President appeared to dispute the report, saying, instead, "if we did that we'd send a hell of a lot more troops than that."

There are also reports that the U.S. or one of its allies in the region may have just launched a retaliatory strike of some sort against Iran's Tabriz oil facility.  Possibly a cyber attack.  

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On the peace plan front, top U.S. negotiator under Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, announced in an interview with Fox News that the "Deal of the Century" might be revealed on Pentecost, June 9th [source].  That's a significant day on the biblical calendar and now just three and a half short weeks away.

Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt with Prime Minister Netanyahu

You can read speculative details of the soon-to-be-released plan here.

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    1. Hey Gary,

      Perhaps it's time to *bury the needle* on the "Rapture Index Score", assuming there is such a setting?

      I took a moment to look up earth's population this morning. Current estimates place it at 7.7 billion. Frame that against (Revelation 6:8 ESV) where 1/4th of mankind, approximately 1.925 billion by some estimates, will be subject to Death and Hades,

      8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse!
      And its rider's name was Death, and Hades
      followed him. And they were given authority
      over a fourth of the earth, to kill with
      sword and with famine and with pestilence
      and by wild beasts of the earth.

      "[O]ver a fourth of the earth" as in around TWO BILLION! That is a staggering number and frankly incomprehensible...and seen early on in the fourth seal judgment. This number INCLUDES our brothers and sisters of the Church yet to come.

      Even so, the attacks are coming even today,

      Source, BBC,

      Burkina Faso church attack: Priest among six killed


      "Gunmen have killed six people including a priest as Mass was being celebrated in a church in Dablo in northern Burkina Faso, officials say.

      The attackers, said to number between 20 and 30, then burned down the church.

      The town's mayor, Ousmane Zongo, said that there was panic as other buildings were burned down and a health centre looted.

      Jihadist violence has flared in Burkina Faso since 2016, and this is the third attack on a church in five weeks."

      These are points of prayer for us...our brothers and sisters living under persecution by threat of death and violence as well as the church yet to come...the saints yet to know Christ. I pray for them often and invite you to join me in doing so.


    2. I agree. Things have reached a blistering pace. I've tried to be as objective as possible on the RIS, which leaves me with the dilemma of keeping us now in a permanent "eyes on the sky" mode. Maybe that was the purpose of R12S. It was the exit sign. For those watching, it's go time, even though "go" is from God's perspective, taking a couple of years to play out. "God is patient with you... not willing that any should perish."

    3. If numbers mean anything in these events from May 14th to June 9 is 26 days. 26 is the gematric number, being the sum of the Hebrew characters (Hebrew: יהוה‎) being the name of the god of Israel – YHWH (Yehowah). ... The Greek Strongs number G26 is "Agape", which means "Love". Just interesting to note.

    4. I hear where you're coming from Gary, but for me this has been a time to replant a church, encourage the saints through our ministry by pointing people to God in Christ and to double-down on my prophetic studies.

      Never a dull moment!

    5. You're so right Brent! The number of the personal, inexpressible, name of God is 26. The Hebrew tradition is to not say His name, rather say either, "Adonai" or "HaShem" (commonly translated as "Lord" or "the Name").

      For those who don't yet know, Greek and Hebrew do not have special characters to represent numbers. Numeric values are represented by letters, thus,

      י" = 10"
      6 = "ו"
      5 = "ה"

      ...so the sum (or Gematria) of "יהוה" equals,

      5 + 6 + 5 + 10 = 26

      This is how you can make some sense from (Revelation 13:18 ESV),

      18 ...let the one who has understanding
      calculate the number of the beast, for
      it is the number of a man, and his
      number is 666.

      In this case we may literally translate the number of the beast to be "6 + 6 + 6" or "ו" + "ו" + "ו". The Hebrew letter "ו" ("vav") represents a tent stake, a spike or a nail as given from Ancient Hebrew. Just like the three spikes that nailed our Lord to the cross.

      Greek works the same way...letters for numbers. In this case a common representation of six is "ς" ("stigma"). Look up the meaning of the word and you will find it is a, "mark of ownership". So we may understand Christ's stigma on the cross was the number of man. Six, six, six or three nails. Just as in the day of creation that God made Adam...the sixth day.

      Such tragic poetry. A Victory won only by the blood of the Lamb.

      Christ died for you and for me with a Love that will never die and rose again on the third day that we may rise with Him.

      How deep and marvellous the story!

    6. Gary... or Rich
      Please define: RIS


    7. I think it should be R12S, for Revelation 12 sign.

    8. @Eric/Barb G/All,

      RIS is the "Rapture Index Score" graphic at the top right margin of this page.

      R12S sounds good but R12 is made up of two signs being "a great sign" of verse one and "another sign" of verse three. The first sign is of the woman while the second is of the dragon.

    9. Pastor Rich, interesting division. Upon what hook are you hanging your hat here? Not differing, mind you, but curious: linguistically, where are you seeing John's "great Wonder' encompassing a plural reference versus a singular one to the sign immediately after? Poetic construction only or does the Greek support this?

    10. I actually see at least three (3) signs in the heavens starting with Revelation 12,

      1. A great sign (Revelation 12:1)
      2. Another sign (Revelation 12:3)
      3. Another sign in heaven, great and amazing (Revelation 15:1)

      These are three signs in heaven given in Revelation. The language used in these three verses is the same,

      1. Καὶ σημεῖον μέγα ὤφθη ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ - And a sign great appeared in the heaven

      2. Καὶ ὤφθη ἄλλο σημεῖον ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ - And was seen another sign in the heaven

      3. Καὶ εἶδον ἄλλο σημεῖον ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ - And I saw another sign in the heaven

      John gives us that a great sign appears followed by *another* sign and then *another* sign. Depending on your perspective these are either all the same thing or they are different signs.

      They are all *part* of the same thing because of the words of God Himself in (Genesis 3:15),

      15 "I will put enmity between you
      and the woman, and between your
      offspring and her offspring;
      he shall bruise your head,
      and you shall bruise his heel."

      ...yet they are different events in time as revealed to John by Christ Himself. The hook my hat is on is the word "ἄλλο". Strong's Concordance (G243) offers us this,

      Quoting, Biblehub.com

      allos: other, another
      Original Word: ἄλλος, η, ον
      Part of Speech: Adjective
      Transliteration: allos
      Phonetic Spelling: (al'-los)
      Definition: other, another
      Usage: other, another (of more than two), different.

      Thus my perspective that these events are different events. Another sign, a different, one more...the key being the word, "ἄλλο" meaning, "another, different, other".

      I hope this helps!

    11. Well... You know Gary...

      The Sign that the "Bridge is out" is placed long before you actually get to the bridge. :)

    12. BodeExpress just ran the 144th Preakness all by himself...John fell off at the beginning of the race...now what I thought of...rapture...and bode means to foretell or announce...express means...to show, manifest, or reveal...

      Come Lord Jesus Come...... www.itwasaplan.com ....

      But if something bodes ill, you'd better watch out! Something might bode good fortune, or it could bode disaster. The word, which can be traced back to the Old English bodian "to announce, foretell," is also found in the adjective foreboding, which means "ominous, boding ill."

    13. Good point Lamb Victorious, we will Guard our consciences AND our hearts as we Watch unto Prayer*, TY n Bless You all...In Christ, amen

    14. The Kentucky Derby winner is disqualified and in the Preakness a horse bucks and throws off his rider and runs the race anyway. Wonder what the Belmont bodes..

  2. It's Israel's 71st Birthday on the Gregorian calendar and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Just heard Jimmy Carter broke his hip.

  3. Jerusalem post also had an article stating the peace plan to be revealed on Shavuot, June 9th. I've been back and forth on Acts 1:9-11 over and over again trying to understand if it's at the timing of the rapture or the 2nd coming. My literal interpretation or hope is it the rapture, which Pentecost was the timing. Can I be wrong absolutely. But things line up, at least in my own head. I'm still watching wide eyed!

    1. Hi Brent, not that my word is full and final but I believe Jesus' departure in (Acts 1:9-11) is a shadow of his second coming and return. (Not the resurrection/rapture). But then again, I am one of those looking toward a fall event for the RR at or around the FoT (Yom Teruah).

      Keep digging and praying in your back and forth! There is no better way to get close to the LORD!!



    2. Oh I bet "resurrection/rapture" - duh (:

    3. Yes, Gary I pondered the verse quite a bit. Just listened to a John Macarthur's preaching on Celestial Signs this weekend and he talked about Act's 1:11. He stated that it was Christ coming I the clouds to bring his Church home. So many ways to interpret scripture. Just have to keep studying. Thank you for your input, much appreciated.

    4. Sorry should of addressed past comment to Pastor Rick. Thanks again.

    5. Everyday can be considered a HIGH WATCH DAY as Christ's coming on the clouds depends on nothing but His timing and His will. Some consider today to be just such a day.

      Looking at the skies over Jerusalem right now we see the waxing gibbous moon at the point were the Sun would be for the Autumnal Equinox (the head/neck of Virgo) high in the early evening sky. As a matter of fact, the moon is abreast Messier 87 which is the home of the singularity, unofficially named "Pōwehi" which is Hawaiian for, "embellished dark source of unending creation", the first ever black hole to be photographed!

      It's just after 10 pm in Jerusalem as I write this. Jupiter is rising on the SE horizon while Mars is setting on the NW horizon. This is what is currently visible over Israel right now.

      Hidden in the Sun on the other side of the planet are, Mercury, Uranus and Venus all in the Constellation Aries (Ram) with Neptune still in Aquarius and Saturn in Sagittarius.

      A very interesting picture of angels (messengers) in the heavens telling a story to opposite sides of the planet. Almost like a story for those who are looking. Personally, I think it a beautiful poetry in the stars.

      Keep watch and keep praying!


    6. Pastor Rich, one little detail to add, Gigi at Blue Heaven YTC, I think it was, noted that the moon currently hovers 'twinkling' in front of the EYE of Taurus. How's that for 'in the twinkling of an eye, esp on this day? Also, as I had noted over at Rev12, 5/14/1948-5/14/2019 = 25,932 days or 25,933 if counting the end date.

      G25: agapaó: to love (v.) (25) Matthew 5:43 (1st)
      G932: basileia: kingdom, sovereignty, royal power (163) Matthew 3:2 (1st)
      G933: basileion: a palace


  4. He shall confirm a covenant with many for a week, but in the middle of the week, he shall bring an end to the sacrifice and offering and on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate.
    (Daniel 9:27)

    Iran signed the Nuclear Deal with Many Nations (6 Great Nations)

    The parties who directly negotiated the Iran nuclear deal were Iran on one side, with a coalition of the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany on the other side.After its negotiation, the treaty required approval by both the European Union and the United Nations, because both organizations had imposed sanctions on Iran that would be lifted under the agreement.  

    Thus, the approving parties of the agreement were Iran on one side, and most of the nations of the world on the other side. The Iran nuclear deal is assuredly a covenant between Iran and many. 

    The Iran nuclear deal is also a seven-year treaty. It effectively runs from a date called the Implementation Day – which occurred on January 14, 2016, to a date called the Transition Day – scheduled for October 19, 2023.  The agreement runs for seven years and nine months.

    Finally, the Iran nuclear deal is of immense importance and consequence to the nation of Israel.  On October 1, 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an exceptionally strong warning to the UN General Assembly pleading with the countries of the world to not approve the Iran nuclear deal, which he described as a colossal mistake which will make war more likely. His plea on behalf of the nation of Israel fell on deaf ears, and the nations of the world approved the Iran nuclear deal.

    For ships from Western lands shall come against him , therefore he shall be grieved and return in rage………….forces shall be mustered by him and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress. They shall take away the daily sacrifice and place there the abomination of desolation. ( Daniel 11: 30, 31)

    It is nearly 3.5 years from the Implementation Day of the Iran Nuclear Deal that happened in January 2016

    Now WarShips from US ( Western lands) has gone against Iran.

    Iran will retaliate and also muster forces and place the abomination in sanctuary fortress ( probably western wall)

    Then the Great Tribulation Period will start. That will be a Period of Great Tribulation affecting the whole world for 3.5 years.

    But the Rapture will happen immediately after the AOD.

    Revelation chapter 12 explains how after the man child is caught up, the Great Tribulation begins. Hence we are very near to the AOD and Rapture. After the Rapture the Great Tribulation will begin.


  5. - “The heart of the U.S. Army was wiped out in one blow” Iran Nukes U.S. Army – A 1983 Prophetic Vision Given To Chuck Youngbrandt

    Link next- >https://whygodreallyexists.com/archives/the-heart-of-the-u-s-army-was-wiped-out-in-one-blow-iran-nukes-u-s-army-a-1983-prophetic-vision-given-to-chuck-youngbrandt<

    This post is of the vision given to Chuck Youngbrandt on 10-14-1983, Text – 2-02-06. My main concern in bringing all of this to our attention was that it appears we are right now entering into a ditto scenario of conditions as existed way back when this Word was first posted

  6. PR posted a people count number, so just thought I'd add a few more along that line.
    Just as an aside, we tend to take into account the entire world population and subtract from that.
    I'm taking the kids out of the count right off the bat.
    The current world population is approximately 7.7 Billion (B).
    Of which, approximately 27% are children aged 12 and younger.
    That's nearly 2 B, especially when we take into account the mentally handicapped.
    While many accounts estimate the percentage of Christians at 33%, that number includes many non-Christian cults such as Jehovah's Witness and Mormons, which brings the number way down.
    Then, there are believers in name only.
    Realistically, the number is likely closer to 10% - half a billion adult Christians.
    Subtracting ALL the kids and the Church still leaves about 5 BILLION people left behind.
    * * * * *
    Gotta go PRAY for the ones I know - while we're here, there's still hope for their salvation!
    I know they can still be saved afterwards, but knowing that 3/4 of the 5 Billion left behind won't survive... :o(


    2. A quick check for supporting data for Jenny's post,

      Population ages 0-14, total
      Population ages 0-14 (% of total)

      Christians remain world’s largest religious group, but they are declining in Europe

      **NOTE: Both of these sources are circa 2017 but represent reasonable estimations from global interests with excellent resources for collecting and disseminating this data. The figures from PEW don't differentiate the spectrum of faith denominations which call themselves Christian.

      Wikipedia offers the following,

      List of Christian denominations by number of members

  7. 9 June is right after the elections for the European Parliament. Could it be that a political leader from an EU nation who could be chosen by these elections, will confirm this Deal of the Century peace treaty?

    1. I'm not sure. The timing of those election is intriguing, as is the now ongoing Eurovision.

    2. Julius Caesar Mussolini,is an interesting name coming out of Italy.

    3. ROME IS RISING...ELIJAH & MOSES YT channel (Kimberly's)

  8. GARY,


    1. Yes, that's the basic scenario I imagine will play out. Tensions will continue to boil, then the peace plan will be released, then, sometime soon, the rapture happens. The U.S. military and whomever of the leadership had faith in Christ will be decimated. The U.S. will be in ruins overnight.

      Then war breaks out against Israel (Russia, Iran, Turkey, etc). In the aftermath, the AC steps in at Seal #1 to confirm/strengthen the existing "Deal of the Century".

    2. Dear Emmanuel Akpeji, if you have learned in the meantime e.g. from different investigative documentary on YouTube about the spiritual orientation of WH politicians (and other world leaders claiming to be "Christian") you might know that they are far from being born again in Gods Spirit. There will be enough of them left behind to not worry about some 'vacuum' as there won't be any. Blessings to you!

    3. 'If they do this to me, imagine what they'll do to my followers?' Only God knows His relationship with anyone. I wouldn't believe any 'research' that attempts to answer questions about someone's soul, heart or mind. Only them and God know. Especially when so many lies are being thrown around as though they are facts... Or ancient history that happened before their conversion. If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation/creature, after all...

    4. I'm sure there are many who aren't Christian, but there are many who are. We can't say. Romans 10:5-9

    5. @Kris I highly recommend to educate yourself on the "God" that Donald Trump and all his entourage is worshipping, e.g. by watching the documentary "Who is Donald J. Trump? The truth may shock you" by the #Shaking my Head Productions YTC here:


      As I use to tell my own son always, if you want to know something, do your research and you'll find out. MARANATHA!

  9. Greetings all... Looking for some encouragement here... I was convinced that we would be out of here before Israel turned 71. Now they are 71. I know we don't know the mind of God but darn it just seemed so logical. Also, if US troops really do decimate the Iranian military where does that leave Ezekiel 38?? Any ideas where all of this is headed? I've always thought that the hooks in the jaw of the Israel invaders would be the rapture. The rapture would leave our military in a state of paralysis, assuming that key personnel are raptured. Thoughts?

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    2. For me the range has always been important (70–80) years. The idea of the fig tree generation is not to the rapture, but to the second coming ("all these things will be fulfilled"). I suspect that Christ's visible return happens by 2028-29, which means that the rapture is that much sooner. Possibly this year or next. Eyes on the sky!

      Israel's 70th year did have three major things occur: 1. The Nation-State Law, 2. The Rev. 12:3-4 sign, and 3. Dedication of the main altar for the Third Temple.

    3. I hear ya Gary, thanks. I would add that that "Dedication" was very amateur, it did not appear to be officially recognized by the religious leaders - did it??? I'll now go check out your updates. As always, God Bless you and all the others contributing to this awesome site!!

    4. Dear Unknown

      Daniel 9:27 says
      He shall confirm a covenant with many but in the middle of the week he shall bring to an end sacrifice and offering and place the Abomination of Desolation

      I have explained in the above post how Iran confirmed the covenant with MANY for a WEEK.

      Hence The Iran Nuclear Deal began the 70th Week. But after 3.5 years Iran will come against Israel and place the AOD

      Now we are almost 3.5 years from then.

      Daniel 11: 30, 31 explains what happens just before the AOD ( Abomination of Desolation)

      Ships from Western lands will come against him (Iran — the one who confirmed the covenant) and he shall be grieved and shall muster forces and defile the sanctuary fortress and place the AOD.

      Now Mr. Trump has sent warships and bombers to Iran. This will infuriate Iran and they will use hezbolla, Syria etc to cause the AOD.

      The Rapture will happen just after the AOD

      Then the 3.5 years of Great Tribulation begins

      Revelation chapter 12 shows that the Rapture will happen just before the 3.5 years of Great Tribulation.

      So we are very near the time of Rapture.

      The next event to watch will be AOD. This can be just the Muslims placing their flag or symbols on the Western wall ( sanctuary fortress)

      Don’t be disheartened. The Lord’s coming is very near.

    5. Unknown,

      Indeed, don't be disheartened! Each day is a gift to share your story. Each day is a gift to give grace to those who need it the most. Each day is a chance to love those who need it the most. All of these things are of God and come from God.

      Have you ever noticed life feels like a bucket with a hole (or holes) in the bottom of it? (Or in some cases NO bottom in it?!) A bucket that requires filling each and everyday? No matter how much water *you* try to pour in it's just never enough?

      I sure have!

      Holes are there for a reason. Go to the LORD daily to be filled from the never ending stream of living water and never stray. There is no hole that the LORD cannot fill; even overflow!

      All of this, days, events, timings, is according to His purpose and His PERFECT design. Even the enemy cannot touch His children without His permission and without reason. Our Father's desire is that none should perish. That none should be lost. He will come for us in His time.

      10 "Be still, and know that I am
      I will be exalted among the
      I will be exalted in
      the earth!"

      11 The LORD of hosts is with us;
      the God of Jacob is our fortress.

      (Psalm 46:10-11 ESV)

      I too have seen many times come and go. Times that made "perfect" sense to me to be the Day. Me? Know? Really?! Like my pea brain knows anything?!

      All I can do is watch, listen and learn.

      Times that make sense to us that come and go do so because our ways are not His ways.

      You were made with a purpose the first one being,

      5 You shall love the LORD your
      God with all your heart and with
      all your soul and with all your

      (Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV)

      18 You shall not take vengeance or
      bear a grudge against the sons of
      your own people, but you shall
      love your neighbor as yourself:
      I am the LORD.

      (Leviticus 19:18 ESV)

      Jesus teaches us through Matthew,

      12 "So whatever you wish that others
      would do to you, do also to them,
      for this is the Law and the Prophets."

      (Matthew 7:12 ESV)

      ..."the Law and the Prophets" means the MOST IMPORTANT THING!! Miss this and you miss out on the whole point.

      Keeping these things in mind explain Christ's commands to,

      33 "...seek first the kingdom of God
      and his righteousness, and all these
      things will be added to you."

      (Matthew 6:33 ESV)

      What are the chief things that may be added to us? Jesus may have been speaking of tangible (earthly) things, but I submit that we should seek intangible (heavenly) things,

      12 For now we see in a mirror
      dimly, but then face to face.
      Now I know in part; then I shall
      know fully, even as I have been
      fully known.

      13 So now faith, hope, and love
      abide, these three; but the
      greatest of these is love.

      (1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV)

      "Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known." God has never left you. He is always there and the time is growing short that we see in part. Soon we shall see in full...and THAT Day is coming closer and closer.

      May I encourage you to dig deep each day and rejoice in what our Father brings to you with every sunrise. Evening and morning, His mercy endures forever.

      Love like there's no tomorrow. It's the Greatest act of defiance to the fallen one who seeks to steal your Joy. Don't give him the satisfaction.

      Grace and peace to you, always,

      Pastor Rich

    6. Pastor Rich, thank you so much. Your fantastic reply to my message is so encouraging - I have tears welling up in my eyes here at work. I will reread it again and again and take those wise words to heart.

      Anonymous: Thank you for your reply as well. You certainly have some interesting points that I will certainly look at.

      BTW, I am "unknown" because regardless of what I do, I cannot register an account. It must be one of my ad-blockers or something.

  10. FYI, updates at the top.

    1. Thank you for the continued updates Gary!


  11. More recent news and revelations on IRAN WAR looking by #Israeli News Live today, please watch!


    There's not much room for speculation in fact as Steven has got valuable INSIDER information from various sides, be it CIA or Iranian. Listen to him!

  12. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/15/terrifying-ebola-epidemic-out-of-control-in-drc-say-experts

    1. Indeed, I have been watching this too as we support orphanages in Liberia and have friends there and from Sierra Leone -- both ravaged by Ebola. The Pale Horse.

      Word has it that there is vaccine for 100,000 people in the DRC but local distrust of aid workers and medical personnel; even violence against them is fuelling the spread of disease. The BBC ran a story on this recently.

    2. The big problem with Ebola, besides the > 60% mortality rate, is that the vaccine is so limited. If it ever really got out of control across Africa, the only way to slow it would be to close all borders, air traffic, etc, and impose curfews.

  13. Somewhat off topic, but still relevant...
    What strikes me coming onto this and a few other rapture conscious sites is that all are aware of and hoping for a soon rapture of the Church. That is, we're all watching the signs, are aware of the season, and the likely imminence of the Rapture.
    Contrast that with the "real" world.
    I live in the middle of the Bible Belt where there's a church on every corner and two in between. Nearly EVERYONE I know goes to church. However, we all know that doesn't necessarily equate with salvation or knowledge of the Rapture. When the Blood Moons and other celestial signs started happening, I printed off articles, talked to people, and except for one or two, most rolled their eyes. I got comments along the line of, "people have been thinking the Rapture was going to happen for years", or "someday, but not yet". One tends to equate the fact that it hasn't happened yet to the position that it won't happen at all??? And the other, to me, with NOT trusting God with the plans and perfect purpose He has for them. They're too busy with their lives here to want the more and better God has for them. They also all seem woefully unaware of what's going on in the world, especially with Israel. Now, admittedly, many are kids (teens and 20-somethings), but not all. And, these are CHRISTIANS!?!
    Just thought I'd make the comparison based on MY observations and experience.
    I HATE what's happening in the world today. I'm ashamed of who and what we are as a people.
    But, I don't hate anyone to the point of wanting them damned for all eternity.

    1. I hear you Jenny!

      How many denominations are there? How many divisions? How many interpretations? How many opinions?

      How many pastors preach prophecy? My experience is woefully few and for various reasons. How many churches teach how to pray? How many churches teach how to disciple? How many churches teach how to love yourself?

      Equipping the church and the individual is a major part of my mission as a pastor. Yes, it is shocking to see how many people are unaware of what is coming. Even church leaders. Even so, it is upon each of us to work-out our faith,

      12 Therefore, my beloved, as you
      have always obeyed, so now, not
      only as in my presence but much
      more in my absence, work out
      your own salvation with fear and

      13 for it is God who works in you,
      both to will and to work for his
      good pleasure.

      (Philippians 2:12-13 ESV)

      Each of us are held accountable. We are called to the standard of Love. This is why I teach as I do. This is why I share to encourage in this space, not anonymously but by name.

      Keep the faith sharing that which has been given to you through Christ Jesus our Lord by our Father in heaven and His Holy Spirit.

    2. "One tends to equate the fact that it hasn't happened yet to the position that it won't happen at all???"


      I like Peter's take in 2 Peter 3: people "deliberately forget" that God's judgment is real and coming.

      Mt. 24:48-52 is important in this context.

  14. Great site! Love keeping up with the articles and comments every day, really encouraging. Quick request, I've been led to pray as a matter of urgency for the salvation of someone called Charlotte. It's weighing heavy on my mind, so any quick prayers to share the burden would be most appreciated. Shalom!

  15. I would like to leave a reminder..... We do not know the hearts of others and if they are a Christian or not as in saying our Washington leaders are not. We are not to judge another's salvation God is the one who knows their heart... I personally believe that our president is a new Christian, I don't know that for sure but I am not going to pass judgment either. I certainly have hope this is true.

    1. Well said Nan....I would never judge another's heart. They that do are judging as they should not be. That really destroys my faith in their testimony.

    2. I believe President Trump is a believer and if you judge a tree by its fruit, I'd say he's doing a bang up job for America, Israel and the world.

  16. My above comment was in response to :
    "if you have learned in the meantime e.g. from different investigative documentary on YouTube about the spiritual orientation of WH politicians (and other world leaders claiming to be "Christian") you might know that they are far from being born again in Gods Spirit."

  17. Beautifully inspired words Pastor Rich, thank you

  18. Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, but still.... WAY TO GO ALABAMA!

    1. Gary,
      It took a civil war to end slavery. It took using the nuclear bomb on a country to end Jewish Genocide - Dare we dream ( that if our Lord Jesus tarries any longer ) that this fight would be any easier.

      One of our Montgomery capital employees stated Thursday on the radio that they have been getting very vicious and nasty calls from those " other " states about our abortion law. And just the comments I've read of FB about how ALABAMA is such a backward, ignorant state and that we've set progress back 50 years. Yes, I certainly hope we have set the devils progress back 50 years. #come LORD JESUS.

      Donna N

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    4. I completely agree, Donna! Well said about it setting the Devil back 50 years! I pray that the people of this world wake up to Satan's murderous lies about abortion and start protecting babies in their mother's womb. If this country put as much money and thought into making our culture line up with GOD's truth that all children born or on their way to being born are real people as it does promoting abortion then America would be an infinitely better place for ALL.

  19. So this happened right around Israel's birthday. https://thefloridapost.com/christ-like-figure-appears-in-clouds-over-argentina-sparking-religious-frenzy/

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    3. TY Butterfly,...Blessings IN CHRIST JESUS,...Shalom!

    4. Gary I remain suspicious of these two 'sightings' as there are precedents for related 'miraculous' phenomena, including that of 'Mary' at Medjugorje, likely a deception combining technology, advanced imaging, mass suggestion, and demonic collusion.

      Satan is prince of the power of the air, including the sub-lunar realms esp. atmospheres nearest Earth. Anything manifesting therein and considered 'holy' must be viewed with extra caution.

      I look at those two images and ask myself: with the King's re-entry so close now, is this the way He would choose to inform of His nearness? Would He allow the whole world to scan Him (other than the coming in power and glory, which these instances were not). Did He not say before Parousia that He would enter back in as a night-thief, for the stealing-away of His chosen?

      Global images on the internet doesn't fit.

      Seven or eight years ago, on an overlook outside a small WA state mountain town, the Lord showed me the shadow of His eyes, His very intense eyes indeed, in a low and heavily clouded evening sky. There was nothing spectacular or glorious in that brief preview, however. Nor was it meant for youtube.

      Fine site, keep up the good works.

  20. Yes ! I just saw the pic of the Christ figure in the clouds. It's so detailed. That can't be a coincidence.

  21. Only Christ could have sent such a perfect depiction in the sky like this. It's breath taking ! He has the crown and His Arms spread out !

  22. Look at the video in the bottom of this link. It happens over California. A figure descends from the sky and the man watching asks Is that Jesus Christ ?

  23. I really think so. I can see His crown, beard, right ear and Robe. Astounding.

    1. butterfly, the frog was a Prince*!, the prince was a brick, the brick was an egg,..,,.the egg was a bird,.,..,.,,.,.,they're going to change you to a human being!* They're hot on your tail. ~~~~Stick w/ Jesus~~~, things are about to get weird. Hocus Pocus and its Locus of CONTROL

  24. According to Ecclesiastes, there is no new thing under the sun. If during the first Advent the wise men traveled for 2 years before seeing Jesus, the wise men (and women) of our day may also wait 2 years between seeing the sign, and the revelation of Christ. To see him as he is, we must be made like him (i.e. the resurrection and rapture). From 9/23/17 to 9/28/19 is 2 years and 5 days. Every fall, one of the new moons tracks 2550 (1290 + 1260) days to a projected date for the Day of Atonement 7 years later. The new moon of 9/28/19 in Jerusalem this year is one of those days. Interestingly, from 6/9/19 to 9/28/19 is exactly 111 days. This is likely not a coincidence, as many have been seeing repeating numerical patterns lately. This is a topic I will not address in this post, but others may confirm. If the peace plan is revealed around 6/9/19, we may have 111 days of ensuing chaos and controversy. What happens next could send the world reeling into a tailspin. The subsequent rise of a powerful world leader, who will then "strengthen the covenant" 30 days later would set the clock ticking on the 2520 days to the second Advent on the Day of Atonement 7 years later. Just some interesting observations, but perhaps worth consideration.

    1. You're very close to my study time line and spot on with Yom Kippur, 2026.

    2. "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." (Matthew 2:2 ESV)

      It is so ironic that we often think of the Maji being at the manger at Christ's birth -- not arriving two years later in Bethlehem when he was a babe. The wise men themselves give their testimony,

      "For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." (Matthew 2:2 ESV)

      Every year at Christmas we see and think of the nativity with three kings from the east standing by the side of the new born Jesus...but that is not the way the story goes. Just as many today are unaware of the timing of the coming of the Maji, Herod himself was completely unaware of the star or the sign of the coming of the King; thus his asking the Maji the time of the sign in the heavens of Christ's birth.

      We all know that on the fourth day of creation,

      "God said, 'Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs...'"

      ...and the sign of the coming of the King of kings was the rising of his star. The king star, or what the ancients called a "wandering star". Today we call them planets and the king planet is the one we know as Jupiter. In the time of the coming of our Lord the king planet crowned the king star, Regulus, in the constellation Leo conjuncting three times; thus completing a rare triple conjunction crowning of the king star on September 11, 3 BC in the constellation that was the animal symbol of the Tribe of Judah.

      This event culminated on Yom Teruah, 3 BC.

      Herod had no idea when *the sign* had been given. He had no training nor understanding to know it even if he looked directly upon it. Surely he did see it and obviously missed it...the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus on the evening of June 17, 1 BC (if to find it on Sky Guide) or what we otherwise call the Bethlehem Star or Star of Bethlehem.

      "Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared," (Matthew 2:7 ESV) and in doing so knew how old the Christ child would be so as to find Him and devour Him.

      Indeed, there is nothing new under the sun. Just as the King's star rose in the east,

      "...a great sign appeared in heaven" (Revelation 12:1 ESV) heralding the birth of a new child, "one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron," (Revelation 12:5 ESV) and like the Christ child before it; this child would be snatch away from death into safety away from the dragon. For just as Herod sought the life of the Christ child, the great red dragon seeks the life of the child to be born of the woman.

      That child is the church, the body of Christ.

    3. A prophetic year is 360 days. A solar year is 365 days. Two prophetic years from the beginning of the Great Sign on Saturday, September 23, 2017 is Friday, September 13, 2019.

      See the calculation here at Timeanddate.com

      Yeah, that's a Friday the 13th. But look closer and consider Yom Teruah, 2017. The Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Shouting, Rosh Hashanna, the Head of the New Year. Friday night heralded the second half of the Great Sabbath being Shabbat Shuba and the Autumnal Equinox that began at 2001 (UTC).

      Count forward from Yom Teruah, 2017 at 20:01 (UTC) two prophetic years (720 days) and we reach Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:01 pm / 2001 (UTC). This is the day many consider the birth/conception day of our Lord.

      See the calculation here at Timeanddate.com

      1 And all the people gathered
      as one man into the square
      before the Water Gate. And
      they told Ezra the scribe to
      bring the Book of the Law of
      Moses that the LORD had
      commanded Israel.

      2 So Ezra the priest brought
      the Law before the assembly,
      both men and women and all
      who could understand what they
      heard, on the first day of the
      seventh month.

      (Nehemiah 8:1-2 ESV)

      9 And Nehemiah, who was the
      governor, and Ezra the priest
      and scribe, and the Levites
      who taught the people said
      to all the people, "This day
      is holy to the LORD your God;
      do not mourn or weep." For
      all the people wept as they
      heard the words of the Law.

      10 Then he said to them,
      "Go your way. Eat the fat
      and drink the sweet wine and
      send portions to anyone who
      has nothing ready, for this
      day is holy to our Lord. And
      do not be grieved, for the
      joy of the LORD is your strength."

      (Nehemiah 8:9-10 ESV)

      The new inhabitants of Jerusalem gathered on the first day of the seventh month, Yom Teruah, before the Water Gate to hear and receive the Book of the Law. Their work was done; the wall and all its gates were built. The wall around Jerusalem was complete!

      Again, we live in an era of a *wall* when two years after a great sign given us in Revelation we are reminded of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 via the birth of Christ celebrated on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 on the evening of the Fall Equinox at 2001 (UTC).

      So many symbols...but there is more.

    4. Two solar years after Yom Teruah, 2017 is Saturday, September 21, 2019. 730 days from Yom Teruah, 2017 is Shemini Atzeret (the Eighth Day Solemn Assembly) followed by Simchat Torah (meaning rejoicing with the Torah!)

      Now that brings me back to the gathering of Israel at the Water Gate for the reading of the Torah on Yom Teruah!

      A day of rejoicing!!


      Looking at the two day counts of two prophetic and two solar years we have 720 and 730 days. (Note their separation by 10 days) Now consider Strong's Concordance,

      Strong's (G720)
      Strong's (G730)

      We find (G720) HERE!

      ...and we find (G730), HERE!


      So what does all of this mean? If to consider the years it took for the Maji to travel from the east to Jerusalem, and the house of Joseph in Bethlehem, to the escape of the Head of the Church (Christ Jesus) from Herod, and use that as a benchmark of years from the Great Sign of Revelation 12 to the escape of the body of Christ (the Church) from the dragon? I think there is a case for Shemini Atzeret as a high watch day this fall. The nativity story certainly gives rise to explaining a two year wait from the Great Sign to the taking away of the Church via the Resurrection/Rapture (RR).

      Nothing new under the sun.



    5. Also of note: 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11

      "Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

      4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."

      5 extra days from 9/23 to 9/28, which may be the correct date for Trumpets 2019. 111 days from 6/9 to 9/28 (Feast of Weeks to Trumpets).

    6. Another detail from Matthew,

      14 And he rose and took the child
      and his mother by night and
      departed to Egypt

      (Matthew 2:14 ESV)

      Compare this to,

      21 Then Moses stretched out his
      hand over the sea, and the LORD
      drove the sea back by a strong
      east wind all night and made the
      sea dry land, and the waters
      were divided.

      (Exodus 14:21 ESV)

      ...and compare this to (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 ESV) and Paul's references to *night* noted too above...

      Hmmm...that's a lot of major escapes happening at night!

      The beginning of the month (Rosh Chodesh) comes on the first sighting of the new moon.
      Torahcalendar.com has Yom Teruah starting with the seventh month (Gregorian August/September) on the evening of 8/31/19. Each month begins (Rosh Chodesh) with the sighting of the new moon. The civil calendar places Yom Teruah beginning around 6:30 pm of the evening of Monday, September 30, 2019 or just after sunset. That would make it Tuesday by Jewish reckoning, a day (the third day) twice blessed by God per Genesis 1.

      The woman (Virgo) will be clothed with the Sun with the moon under her feet! The woman is again clothed in the Sun as well as Mars, Mercury and Venus. Jupiter and Saturn are both high in the sky with the galactic core and the black hole Sagittarius A between them. This may be the head of the month and thus Yom Teruah if for the civil calendar.

      Bear in mind that Yom Teruah is 49 hours in duration (start to finish).

      Two days.

    7. The 111 days you mention from Shavuot, 2019 to Yom Teruah, 2019 also coincides with the beginning of Torah readings (Bereshit) for the new year of (Genesis 1:1-6:8). That makes a perfect fit of 2,550 days ending with Yom Kippur, 2026.

      Like I said, interesting.

  25. All children are not 'saved' during the rapture. We are all born into sin. Except for Noah's children there were none other saved during the world-wide flood. Except for Lot's children no other children were saved from Sodom and Gomorrah. Only the children of Christian's will be raptured. This is consistent with 1 Corinthians 7:14. Neither is the whole church raptured for there are many who claim to know Christ but Christ declares that he knows them not. The parable of the ten virgins speaks to this as does the difference in God's treatment to the Philadelphia and Laodeciean churches.

    1. Anonymous, 1. God considers ALL children under the age of accountability to be innocent - usually around age 12-13. Think about it, when a baby is aborted, of\or a child dies, are they consigned to eternal damnation - NO! They are in heaven with God. ALL children will be raptured, not just those of true Christian parents (the Church). After all, children are not saved due to their parents' faith. And, while children were killed both during the flood and the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah, that is because we live in a wicked sin filled world - now as then. But, that does NOT mean that children were not taken to heaven to be with the Lord when they died. BTW, Noah and Lot's "children" were adults at the time, not youngsters. 3. The Church refers to true Christians and NOT Christians in name only. The Church will be raptured - all of it.
      And, 4. the Parable of the Ten Virgins refers to a time AFTER the Tribulation at the 2nd Coming of Christ. Jack Kelley's site, Grace Through Faith has LOADS of articles and information with reference to the above - succinctly explained and backed up chapter and verse. He was truly blessed and gifted in this regard - his wife Samantha has kept the site up and running. You'll love it - blessings!

  26. I was wondering if the passage from Numbers 14:23-31 is relevant to this subject of which children will be saved in the rapture. This passage is about the children of the Israelites that were under 20 years old coming out of Egypt old being allowed to enter the promised land but the older people were not (except for Joshua and Caleb). Thoughts?

    Jon from Austin TX
    (first post but long time reader)

    1. Hello, Jon,

      Good to have you and have you posting!

      Verse 31 really stands out,

      31 But your little ones, which
      you said should be a prey, them
      will I bring in, and they shall
      know the land which you have

      (Numbers 14:31 TNK)

      As we all know, the iniquity of the fathers was born by the children and to them forty years in the wilderness was committed. Thus it was the children who were purified and allowed to enter the promised land having out lived the wicked generation before them.

      Of all of those who spied out the land of Canaan, only Caleb and Joshua gave a good witness. Their faithfulness is the testimony of their hearts. They did not turn against the LORD.

      37 Those men that brought up
      the evil report upon the land,
      died by the plague before the

      38 But Joshua the son of Nun,
      and Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
      who were of the men who went to
      spy the land, lived still.

      (Numbers 14:37-38 TNK)

      I think these passages speak to the heart and the heart testifies for or against us. (Isaiah 57) is most telling when it comes to the state of the heart and the heart of the LORD. I consider it a litmus test of the heart and a way of knowing those to whom the LORD reveals Himself.

      By this, and through RED LETTERS we are given that a childlike heart are that which is required. I tend to read this literally and thus believe that children that are not yet accountable for their sins are greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

      For me, it is not so much if children are given an instant PASS into heaven; it is unto fathers to teach their children to be humble before the LORD.

      (Psalm 78:1-8)

      I think the psalmist said it all.




    27 All things have been handed
    over to me by my Father, and no
    one knows the Son except the
    Father, and no one knows the
    Father except the Son and
    anyone to whom the Son chooses
    to reveal him.

    (Matthew 11:27 ESV)

    8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they shall see God.

    (Matthew 5:8 ESV)

    2 And calling to him a child, he put
    him in the midst of them

    3 and said, "Truly, I say to you,
    unless you turn and become
    like children, you will never
    enter the kingdom of heaven.

    4 Whoever humbles himself like
    this child is the greatest in the
    kingdom of heaven.

    5 Whoever receives one such
    child in my name receives me,

    6 but whoever causes one of these
    little ones who believe in me to
    sin, it would be better for him to
    have a great millstone fastened
    around his neck and to be drowned
    in the depth of the sea.

    (Matthew 18:2-6 ESV)

  28. War with Iran seems unlikely because the US would have to overthrow Iraq first:





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