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Waiting for the Trumpet Blast

Will the trumpet sound this week or even within the next month?  At this time that's not something we can say with certainty, but we know this: the LORD will appear at any moment and when we shall see Him, we shall be like Him (1 Jn. 3:2).  All who trust in Christ will be delivered (Jn. 14:1–6; Acts 4:12).  Those who trust in themselves or some other religious figure will not be (Jn. 3:14–18).  Legalists are in as much danger as the lawless, because they are both resting in something other than Christ, but there is equal hope for all.  If Coronavirus and recent developments in Israel have shown us one thing, it's that the door to the Ark is closing fast.

This has been a multi-year journey for all of us, in a way reminiscent of that undertaken by the magi over 2,000 years ago, but the journey is nearing its end.  The trumpet will sound.  The dead in Christ will rise.  Those who are alive and remain will be snatched up to meet the LORD in the air.  These are not suggestions or mere religious interpretations, but unbreakable promises from the God who created the world itself (1 Thess. 4:16–5:3).  His promises are true (Rm. 11:29; 15:8; 2 Cor. 1:20; Rev. 3:14).  That means you can rest in them and trust in them.  God loves His children and His children are those who believe in the Son.

Christians are not promised escape from tribulation.  In fact, we're promised tribulation (Jn. 16:33).  Every generation of disciples has greatly suffered as they labored to bring the good news into the world.  Yet though we are promised tribulation, we are also promised a special escape: escape from the coming wrath (1 Thess. 1:10) and deliverance from the time of trial coming on the whole world (Rev. 3:10).  The wrath and trial to come is often called the Tribulation, the Time of Jacob's Trouble, or Daniel's 70th Week.  It is a period of seven years marked out by God to redeem the Jewish people (Acts 15:14–18; Rm. 11:25–27; Zech. 12:1–13), judge the nations for their division of God's sacred land (Jl. 3:2), and bring all rule in subjection to the Messiah.  It is not a time for the Church, an entity already spiritually redeemed, pictured seated in Heaven (Rev. 4–5) before the first judgments of Daniel's 70th Week commence (Rev. 6).

God has recently given me an open door to share the living hope that I have with several journalists, some of which have already published stories (see here and here), and another which is forthcoming.  For the most part I was accurately reported, and I am grateful for the opportunity.  Of the five persons interviewed in the Washington Post article, four of them appeared to concur that Coronavirus is not all that peculiar, or, at least, not a portent of the end times.  I stood against the grain pointing out that while there have been other pandemics in world history, Coronavirus coincides with signs in the heavens and the general convergence of signs leading us to this unique point in history.

While the world will not end (Ps. 104:5; Eccl. 1:4)—at least not for 1,000 years (Rev. 20–21), and even then only briefly—the world will most certainly change.  In these interviews I was careful to point to this important biblical fact.  The world will not persist in this rebellious state much longer.  We're living on borrowed time, and Coronavirus, in conjunction with the imminent division of the land of Israel and signs in the heavens and signs on the earth, is a powerful portent of the imminent appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ and the sudden onset of the Day of the LORD (1 Thess. 5:2–3).

It's easy for those who don't share our hope to think of us as crazy, but we're standing on the solid ground of Scripture and common sense evidence.  Those who seem crazy are now those walking around oblivious to the fact that the world they knew is collapsing around them.  Global quarantine has never happened before.  Markets are collapsing ร  la 1929.  The virus is now confirmed in 167 countries, and based on the data currently available, the mortality rate stands at 4.27%.  Governments around the world are suddenly usurping what few rights we have left in unprecedented fashion.  This is a once-in-history type of event and it just so happens to coincide with the convergence of biblical signs, especially as they relate to Israel.  You can't ignore this any longer.

For closing in on three years now, we've speculated what might it mean for the fallen cherub to universally threaten the Church (Rev. 12:3–5).  I think now we know.  Yes indeed.  I think we may have our answer.  While Christians have frequently been persecuted and oppressed, never before has the global Church faced an imminent threat like this.  There is the contagion itself, but there is also massive economic fallout, as well as the political and religious consequences of a worldwide lockdown.  On top of this, Christians are now largely unable to meet corporately.  Hebrews 10:25 sure stands out now more than ever.

Let us be sober-minded like never before, ready to give a defense for the hope that we have, and quick to share the only saving message available for our family, friends, and neighbors: Christ died for our sins and rose again.  If you believe in Him you will be saved, so believe in Him!  There's no point in refusing God's gracious gift of reconciliation any longer.

For these few short days, weeks, and months left, we must continue to watch as servants ready to meet their master, so that when He finally shows, we will be greeted as precious sons and daughters (Lk. 15:17–22; Rm. 8:14–19; 2 Cor. 6:18).

The trumpet will sound.  And then we shall be changed.  We will meet the LORD.

After meeting our LORD in the air we will enter Heaven through a door (Rev. 4) and behold the incomprehensible glory of Almighty God.

Standing before Him in New Jerusalem, surely we will find ourselves falling to our knees.  But the Father will welcome us so tenderly and with full assurance (Eph. 3:12; Heb. 4:16; Rev. 3:21).

The complete redemption of the righteous-through-faith will have begun.  Sons of Adam, now born again into Heaven, are now the sons of God.  Our spiritual eyes will finally see that nothing on earth was ever more pleasurable or beautiful than God.  At His right hand are pleasures forevermore (Ps. 16:11).

And then, confronted with the weight of both God's extravagant grace and His unfathomable power, and aware that judgment must begin on earth, we will look to the only One worthy to finish redeeming the world.

This whole experience will be eternally seared into our memory.  We will never, ever forget.  We trusted in God, and just as He promised, we were not disappointed (Ps. 22:5).

Maranatha, dear brothers and sisters.  And those of you who still don't share our faith: please come with us.  We want you with us.  We genuinely love you.  Come.  Don't be hindered.  Just believe.

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    1. The fourth cup of Passover

      "I will take you as a nation…"

      Jesus probably took the third cup and said, "I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom."

      maybe, just maybe an indication that Passover is going to be a big day when the Lord takes believers out to be His Holy nation. I hope so. Only God knows for sure.

      Isaiah 66:7
      Before she goes into labor,
      she gives birth;
      before the pains come upon her,
      she delivers a son.
      8 Who has ever heard of such things?
      Who has ever seen things like this?
      Can a country be born in a day
      or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
      Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
      than she gives birth to her children.
      9 Do I bring to the moment of birth
      and not give delivery?” says the Lord.
      “Do I close up the womb
      when I bring to delivery?” says your God.

    2. Breaking Israel News...

      Israel’s Health Minister: I’m Sure the Messiah will Arrive by Passover
      By David Sidman March 21, 2020 , 11:00 pm


      Interesting...The coming of the true Messiah will be the rapture...

      Pray for those who don't believe...Pray for the Harvest...www.prayat316.com

    3. 7th Trumpet is over 3 1/2 years away the first hasn't sounded yet

  2. Thank you for your encouragement! I am really looking forward to it. I do have a question that has been bothering me for some time now and I still can't answer. Maybe you can help me. What does it mean 'that we will be like Him (Jesus)? After all, Jesus is God.

    1. We will be perfect like He is perfect. We will have glorified bodies like he does. He is perfect and we will be perfected.

    2. ....and we will NEVER cease to exist.!!!! How mind blowing it that!!!!??

  3. I would like to answer the first question by saying no unfortunately, the trumpet of God will not be blown next month. (IMO) However, it was a great article and inspirational. Thank you.

    1. Just as we cannot predict the date, we cannot predict when it won't happen either...

    2. Actually I can...not in the Springtime...aint happening.

    3. Springtime IS when "summer is neigh."

    4. You are 100% correct @ mainer.

      God and Paul and the prophets and Christ himself gave us multiple clear signs and told us to watch and that we would not be surprised. Everyone has to ask themselves two questions.
      Its Either A or B.
      A. Do i believe that God gave us all these signs to let us know like the 5 wise bridesmaids. Or
      B. Do i believe that God gave us all the clear markets to trick us and mislead us. Not an iota of scripture anywhere that suggests an imminent/ any day surprise rapture

    5. After the next rapture date comes and goes im going to write something that will be controversial but please know that im only interested in what the Word says, not personal opinions.

    6. All I am saying is that if we can't predict the date, how can we say for sure that it won't happen on a certain date? I think the best we can do, this side of the return of Jesus, is know that something is going to happen very soon. Whatever that something is, remains to be seen. Once we're on 'the other side' He'll probably show us how we could have worked out the date if we understood what a number of verses said. If that was possible that is.

      But when that time comes, it won't matter either.

    7. Mainer, Song of Solomon ch 2 (KJV), makes it very clear the time of year, it isn't fall and FOT, which is related to the second coming rather than the rapture. In the given year it will most likely fall between Passover and Pentecost

    8. I tend to agree with Unknown. The commemoration and symbolism of Passover and Pentecost seems perfect.


    9. Unknown and Anonymous

      I no nothing of the Song of Solomon ch 2 (KJV).
      How did you learn it?

    10. "8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

      9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.

      10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

      11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

      12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

      13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away."

  4. Thank you for this. I have lost some respect for those who say that this virus is not prophetic. Even if the virus itself may not be, the fallout from it certainly will be.

  5. We will be immortal and pure, in His image.

  6. Amen! I think it very interesting as well that the USA is taking a mandatory census for those in your home on April 1st. Reminds me of the census taken right before our Lord was born. Could it too be a precursor to our birth into heaven? I guess we shall see. Blessings! Maranatha!

    1. I thought this too. Thank you for bringing it up.

    2. Interesting correlation, Marantha - thought so too!

    3. I felt this as well. The parallel was not lost on me.

    4. April Fool's day... How appropriate ;)

  7. I really don't care about the trumpet sound.
    But if I live in Jerusalem I do!
    1Thes.4:14-15 He brings all His Saints and those that sleep in Jesus(Christian Death) with Him.

  8. Thanks Gary! Another great message !

  9. Amazing that believers all over the world KNOW that the time is here! Beautiful article, Gary, and wonderful music! Did anyone see John Natalie's profetic word posted today?

    The churches will open up once again! They will come back at the correct time, the pivotal moment. This time, with a power and demonstration of glory not seen for many seasons that have gone by. For this was not to be looked down upon, for I have seen and heard everything that was before anything was revealed. Who has the last say? Who holds the future in His hands? You must not fill yourself with fear any longer. I am your source, I am your strength! As was spoken once before, look to the skies, for they give the signs that something is happening. Look to April, for it is a very critical month for this nation. Many will watch, many will seek. Keep your eyes on the ones that sing above, for they hold mysteries, for they hold answers. As the olive branch was brought back in a day of trouble, it revealed a sign that all was not lost, and hope abounds! So watch, our friends have begun singing their new song. They have been directed by Me to guide. Pay close attention.

    1. Note: I do know how to spell prophetic. Guess my iPad doesn't.

    2. The preview button is a good help.


      Yes, the event that is coming (pull the blinders off all your eyes) and the revelation that the PANDEMIC virus is all a smokescreen for something much bigger is the opening of the FIRST SEAL. Which is false Christs, and you're already here promoting one???


      Be rebuked in the name of JESUS, may your lips be sealed and the scales on your eyes RIPPED OFF so that you may see the heresy you are promoting.

  10. I actually cried reading this. Thank you so much.
    It's scary to think of what the world holds if Jesus tarries. But we have a blessed hope. And as long as they know the Lord, so do are loved ones. And hopefully we have left behind a trail and an impression for others to find the truth.
    Some people , even Christians, view the rapture as some sort of make believe fairy tale. But it's not. It's true!
    I feel it is soon.
    Somehow I think we'll all know each other in heaven .
    Blessings to you all.

    1. Lilie

      You are more right than you think.
      Just like in other posts on this site I've said "Scriptural speaking, yes you can know the day and hour"
      Jesus picked Paul to be the apostle to the people other than Jews.
      Two separate covenants, which He has to finish this one and pickup where He left off with the Jewish one.
      And there is a warning sign, more to do with the Jews than with us.
      We are to watch them!
      Yes, its the dead rising Matthew 27:50-53 we are to watch for.
      A 40 day warning!
      Its the same sequence of events, shadows cast into the future for the Church which Paul taught the Colossians.

    2. Hi. Yes-- watch the Fig Tree!!
      Thank you

    3. Sorry Greg, and i and others have told you this on the forum and asked you to give scripture to support your view. But you have not- because there is nothing in scripture that even suggests there is a 40 day warning.
      Why is it that among the hundreds of Christians on the forum this only occurred to you?
      Youve read something into scripture that is not there.

    4. As ive said before, that passage of Matthew 27:53 is a king james translator forgery.

    5. RedRanger7 and Mainer

      "..you make void the Word of God by your traditions.."

      The subject is the Rapture of the Church, but the Traditions concerning, and surrounding this event have resulted in confusion.

      You don't understand "SUBSTANCE AND SHADOW"

      "Which are shadows of things to come..."(Col. 2:17)

      Jonah was a 40 day warning to the Ninevites.

      Jesus picked Jonah to be the sign to the Jews.

      The Sabbath: Shadow cast - Rest. Christ fulfills the Sabbath, and now keeping holy the Sabbath, for the Church, is resting in the work of Christ.

      The Passover: Shadow cast - Faith - Death - Salvation. Christ fulfills the Passover, as Faith (action based on belief, supported by confidence) provides salvation through His death.

      Unleavened Bread: Shadow cast - overcoming corruption and evil. Christ fulfills the Feast of Unleavened Bread. He overcame corruption and evil. Then the bread is hidden for three days, and reappears on Firstfruits. Christ was hidden for three days and reappeared on Firstfruits.

      Firstfruits: Shadow cast: Pledge of a full harvest yet to be gathered. Christ fulfills Firstfruits, rising on Firstfruits, the pledge of the full harvest yet to come - the resurrection and Rapture of the Church.

      Pentecost: Shadow cast - New Offering made fifty days after Firstfruits. Christ fulfilled, He was the new offering.

      All of the above Feasts, or 'set times', have been fulfilled by Christ and are also all shadows of the Church, also fulfilled by Christ. The Jews didn't accept Christ nor the church He started.

      The remaining Feasts, Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles, not yet fulfilled by Christ, because they have nothing to do with the church. They are for the Jews, as Pentecost will be again, when the Church is gone.

  11. Deekabee,

    Thanks for sharing that prophetic word!

  12. So my son just show my a video that was shot here in Topeka Kansas. In the video they filmed a train with hundreds of Humvees and other military equipment. It went on so long he ran out of memory on his phone. It was just a little disconcerting to say the least. With the world and really the Church being qurenteened not to mention the possibility of the internet going down due to such high usage. There doesn't seem to be much time left for us here on this fallen world. Come Lord Jesus!

  13. Ok I meant "my son just showed me". Sorry about that.

  14. Thanks for the encouragement and exhortation Gary. The blessed hope and future planned by God makes all the difference. No one knows when it will be but I long for the trumpet sound and all that it means! I was just re-reading this passage:

    "At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens." The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken-- that is, created things--so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our "God is a consuming fire." (Heb 12:26-29)

    This not THE shaking that will occur but it is sure is A shaking. And EVERY shaking, whether personal, national, or global has this purpose for believers - that the temporal & worldly things would be removed so that the spiritual and eternal matters (those that cannot be shaken) can take their rightful place in your life and mine.

    It is a wonderful thing to know that even in such shaky times, our Kingdom is not, and cannot, be shaken. So let us take hope, worship and be thankful as the scripture tells us... even in shaky times!

    1. elgordo~Good word! What we, the Overcoming Man Child, are experiencing is TRANSITIONAL SHAKING as in childbirth. THE SHAKING or Daniel's 70th Week begins after we are born into Eternity. I give further childbirth analogies in this blog article: https://lynmelvin.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-crowning-of-man-child_23.html

  15. Excellent article, Gary.

    It really captures the spirit of the age and the sense of urgency that we all should have. But this birth pang will pass.

  16. AMEN!!!! Thank you Gary! MARANATHA! Come Lord Jesus Christ!!!

  17. Beautiful, just beautiful. Thanks!

    1. Thank you brother! I was really "caught up" when working on this one (: So ready for the Throne room.

  18. I have been voluntarily "quarantined" from the church of Laodicea for years which is one reason I use this site & watch some really excellent TV ministries. Unfortunately the broken body of the disjointed church of Philadelphia is the remnant church made up of members who cannot even find one another for fellowship so the bitter irony of social distancing is not lost on me. AND YES, I searched far & wide for YEARS & NO, the area I live in is Bible mocking apostate hell. OR one can always find a "church" serving up vapid pablum. BUT the area is very RICH which is another apt characteristic of the Laodicean church. Then along comes the stock market falling off a cliff which is a loud, clear message from God, the God WHO was never thanked from where the blessings came nor recognized by the PROUD, Mammon man president who thought he brought riches to the Laodiceans & apostates who love Mammon. SO YES, it is time for the isolated faithful remnant to GO HOME!

  19. Gary, just wow. Thank you for putting this together--what a wonderful worship experience. I often delay watching inserted videos, as I am eager for the text/meat of the article. Tonight I didn't. I read and watched as I'm sure you intended. Wonderful progression. "I Can Only Imagine" sent me to my knees the first time I ever heard it, and soon became my anthem (along with a host of others, lol). It still brings me to my knees. From the time I became a Christian in 1979 I have had no interest in secular music. It was the time when Maranatha and Integrity music were just becoming popular and I loved music that honored and exalted the Lord. There is an exception, however: the music from "Les Miserables." Oh my, never fails to touch my spirit. On the 8th of this month I had a "Rapture dream" type of experience. No, not a dream, but an awakening with "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables" going through my mind. It was out of the blue, hadn't been thinking or humming any of the musical score recently. My first thought, before my brain could engage and try to assign meaning, was "There will be a lot of empty chairs at empty tables after the Rapture." Once fully awake, it occurred to me it could also portend the results of this coronavirus. Nevertheless, no matter when Jesus summons us, we watch, longingly. I love that those of you who study the signs far more deeply and thoroughly than I share with us and point us to possibilities. I am not disappointed by days that come and go with us still here. Well, ofc I am disappointed to be here any morning I awaken and we are still here, but I am happy to have the excitement of watching for particular days/months/seasons/feasts. The unalterable truth is Jesus is coming for us. His Bride is waiting and watching--beautiful picture at the top--and He will not fail us. Thank you for this.

    1. This made me smile. Thank you so much. I love getting to share the progression that the Spirit was pouring into my heart with others.

  20. JUST IN THE DAYS OF NOAH. Eating , Drinking , Given in Marriage.

    Can this be the year? Are people still eating, drinking and given in Marriage?
    Are we really in the Shmittah Year? (wave of the last 7 years)

    We can be....remember, the instruction of God is 6 years planting, 1 year rest LEVITICUS 25:4 ( Shutdown)

    We are now shutting down businesses - world wide. Then the next set of 7years is about to begin.

    1. Normalcy is gone, but people are certainly still eating, drinking, and marrying as I've come to find out (:

    2. I am looking at GAVI, ID2020 and Bill Gates now. The upcoming vaccine may surely be linked with implanting the chip and all the caveat in it.

      So... Wide is the gates that leads to destruction....The Gates for easy exit and that is having the chip. Just me and my playful mind.

    3. @Gary, in my neighborhood they wouldn't even stop building, planting and gardening because they're off workplace now. ๐Ÿ˜…

    4. @Gary I just attended my roommate's wedding yesterday that was impromptu rescheduled for earlier than expected and re-planned in two days (due to coronavirus obviously). It was a little cold, windy, and a bit muddy on the National Forest land it was held on in Wyoming, but it was a beautiful picture of the gospel. A little foretaste of the celebrating we will be doing soon as we, the bride of Christ, return home and dine at the wedding feast with our groom Jesus. I don't deserve to sit at that table, but, because of his sacrifice on my behalf and because of his perfect righteousness, I will be there casting all at his feet shouting "WORTHY IS THE LAMB!"

  21. Awesome awesome brother Gary. I am sorry that the wpost article may not have fully represented you and of course as a secular publication it definitely misses the point of all this, but I am grateful that you stand for Jesus no matter what. Cant wait to worship with everyone here and elsewhere who call Him Lord. Amen. Let us pray for one another that we may stand strong in these trouble waters, hold one another up, and continue to be light as the world around grows yet darker. Amen!

    1. Thank you brother. Glad to see your face pop up on the comments every time!

  22. Watch out for what is happening in Europe now from which the antichrist will emerge. Civil rights are quickly abandoned here in Europe, governments are taking total control and bypassing parliaments. The federation of 10 European nations will be formed quickly. One thing is missing to accomplish this, that's a regional war in the Middle-East which will add to the chaos and panic.

  23. Even people I speak with that do not follow eschatology sense that we must be close to a major Jesus event. Its plain as day even if one doesn't know all the prophecies. My sister, my wife, my brother who is Miguel, are all watching and waiting and encouraging our family and friends. The Lord is nudging me, this is it. I dont know how long that means but its NOT years any more. Its days weeks or months now. Praise God! Now as I know Pastor Rich will say, keep trying to reach people, keep loving our neighbors, do not lose hope, do not give up, the world needs the message that we carry. Desperately!

    Are we not all on our Arks now?! Think about it, if it's as it was in the days of Noah, where does the simile stop? There will not be a flood that we wait out. Instead we will be removed. The animals need not come. We need not build anything for we have no such instructions. The comparison is simple, we will be locked away now, separated, and taken alone. Everyone has the same opportunity. So I pray we are nudged to continue to share for one final moment. Be ye encouraged and do not be afraid.

  24. "Peace, Be Still :: By Nathele Graham” at https://www.raptureready.com/2020/03/22/peace-be-still-by-nathele-graham/

  25. I have a question.
    I seem to always agree with the posts and articles here. To me it's clear -- Jesus is coming soon! Israel (the Fig tree) is a nation again. All the other "trees" talked about in Luke 21 are nations and in the news. We have signs in the heavens and signs on earth with pestilence and earthquakes and fires. All creation is groaning! We have an apostate church in dire need of repentance coupled with a faithful church who is ready to meet her bridegroom.
    2 Timothy says there is a crown for those who long for His appearing. Not to mention all the other times we're told to stay alert and watch. Israel can't see because they're blinded for a time, until the fulness of the gentiles. The "nations " are blinded because spiritual things are spiritually discerned. But the Church CAN see. It seems clear to me that we are the people that are here to see and be aware and be watching and waiting and warning others. Right?
    We can feel that He is coming soon.
    Some people make me feel like I have less faith because I want Him to come and think it is soon. I just dont see it as wrong to long to see Him. It is our blessed hope, right? And we can feel it is soon, right?

    1. absolutely......stand strong,Lilie

    2. I know what you mean, so far as Believers that seem unusually wedded to this world. I know quite a few people of strong faith who aren’t one shred interested in prophecy. I don’t get that, with so much of the Bible’s bulk associated with prophecy. Maybe it’s because I’ve never felt at home in this world. Attachments have always seemed tentative, shallow, or fragile.


    3. I know quite a few Christians who, if they know much about the Rapture at all, still say they DON'T want it to happen!!! True. They all think they're going to miss out on "important" worldly events like graduation, getting married, having kids or grand kids?
      I think they don't have much trust and faith in God for wanting more and better for them than what we have now. It's like wanting to continue to watch the previews of the movie instead of watching the movie!

    4. Lilie, I have the strong impression this time the global CV hype is the sort of "midnight cry" from Matthew 25:6 we were waiting for. Many of us being retired from workforce now too. This is a cry and clamour (literally it says this) that is so loud it cannot be unheard. At least the wise virgins will recognize. Blessings your way! MARANATHA

  26. Maranatha indeed! :) <3

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    3. (Revelation 12:4) Standing before the Woman ready to devour her child. As if he could...

      Threat and intimidation, boasting of power that he can only have if we give it to him. If we take his bait and quarrel among ourselves and lose sight and focus on Christ. Divide and conquer, conquering and going out to conquer. Going about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Notice "may devour"... This indicates permission by engaging in taking his bait. Appealing to our natural man.

      And in (Galatians 5:15) we see what is similar in those who act from the aspect of the natural man, eventually devouring each other.

      Fear, Obligation, and Guilt (FOG) - the three tools that are common to Narcissism also, and every spirit that does not confess Christ is by nature Narcissistic and antichrist by way of the Idolatry of self will and self worship. These are the spirits of antichrist that have been at work in the world since the time of the Apostles.

      Again (Revelation 12:5b) "And her child was caught up to God and to His throne".

      That my friends is REDEMPTION finished and complete! Tetelestai!

      (Luke 21:28, 34-36) also speaks of Redemption, not just survival in enduring. The caution is to guard the heart at all costs, stand firm in Christ no matter what. Not to prep for 7 years in a bunker.

      We keep watch at all times (of our hearts), praying (in relationship and communion with Him) to have the strength (His strength, as in [Rev 3:8], little or not) that we may escape (resurrection and Rapture) these things about to come upon all who dwell on the whole earth (they will not escape [1 Thess 5:3], but we do), and to stand before the Son of Man (a kinship redeemer title - standing before Him at the Bema).

      Why say "escape these things" if this was in reference to His second coming and we go through it all?

      We see this escape repeated in the promise to the church of Philadelphia (Rev 3:8-11), and not to Laodicea, both of which exist at the time of this escape. It is not one or the other but both, just before it. One with an open door, the other left on the other side of the closed door, but still with some hope.

      Philadelphia, having kept His word, and not denying His name, having Endured in Patience as He commanded, are given the gift of the Blessed Hope of Resurrection and Rapture.

      I often wondered why and what the insertion of (Rev 3:9) was about here, to the church of Philadelphia. Now I see it.

      The rise of the Pharisaical legalism in our time. The absolute denial of Christ Jesus as messiah and Lord, and Son of God.

      Why the need to recompense this church in this way at the end? Why the need to point out His love for us to them?

      It is because His Love was our command, and they knew nothing of Love, nor did they know their God they claimed (misrepresenting Him), but instead knew another god, their own, of themselves.

      It's also a timing marker for us in our times, to know we are right at the door that has been opened to us.

      We are told to Hold Fast, Stand Firm in that which we have, or we loose reward in opportunity to do His work by deception and distraction. We patiently endure until the end, when He arrives and calls out His own in the most spectacular gathering that will likely ever be witnessed (to some extent) by the world.

      Maranatha indeed! Come soon Lord Jesus!

    4. Revelation 12:3-5

      Then another sign appeared in heaven: a huge red dragon with seven heads, ten horns, and seven royal crowns on his heads. His tail swept a third of the stars from the sky, tossing them to the earth.

      And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, ready to devour her child as soon as she gave birth.

      And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was caught up to God and to His throne.

      Galatians 5:13-15

      For you, brothers, were called to freedom; but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love.

      The entire law is fulfilled in a single decree: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

      But if you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out, or you will be consumed by each other. So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

      Luke 21:28, 34-36

      When these things begin to happen, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”...

      But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life—and that day will spring upon you suddenly like a snare. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. So keep watch at all times, and pray that you may have the strength to escape all that is about to happen and to stand before the Son of Man.”

      Revelation 3:8-11

      I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door, which no one can shut. For you have only a little strength, yet you have kept My word and have not denied My name.

      Look at those who belong to the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews but are liars instead. I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and they will know that I love you.

      Because you have kept My command to endure with patience, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.

      I am coming soon. Hold fast to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

    5. Thank you for all the scripture references!

  27. The most recent sign that ive read about are the prophecies of the jewish rabbis who predicted Israels difficulties trying to form a gov't and Rabbi Kaduri's admission after his death that Jesus was indeed the Messiah. I believe these men, time is short.

  28. Mainer - I saw that as well. We're at the door. Confirmations one after the other.

    Gary - excellent and an encouragement.

  29. Our God reigns!!!

  30. And still more great worship, but this time in Hebrew! "How Great is our God / Gadol Elohai" by Joshua Aaron in Jerusalem, Israel


  31. A significant earthquake has struck Zagreb, Croatia, while they’re coping with the spread of COVID-19. Readings vary between 5.4 and 6.0, making it the most powerful tremor they’ve had in 140 years. So far, one fatality and many injured.


  32. Amen, Ryan! Amen, Gary, amen!!

    The greatest lie that Satan has used up until now has been of self-hatred and self-loathing. Hate yourself and you'll never know how to love others let alone God.

    Satan is an opportunist. Isolation is where the enemy most often finds its mark and hits our weakness. ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE DOWN!!! Like heavy waves upon the shore it steadily breaks down our defences and washes away our hope if we let it.

    That is if we are NOT fully and wholly rooted in Christ -- feeding, living and standing upon every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.

    (Hebrews 10:25) has ever been on my heart lately, especially with Easter just around the corner. I am asking the LORD what shall it be? Will You gather us unto Yourself to worship together in heaven this Easter?

    May I encourage you to minister in place. Reach-out to friends and neighbours -- partner with your local church(es) to connect with those in need and establish a prayer network to intercede on behalf of all of the above by reflecting and showing the Love of Christ.

    Above all may we stay connected in this space, the space(s) we make, and in our quiet time with the LORD that in faith and hope we may stand upon Love.

    LORD lead us accordingly.

  33. I can only imagine what Christians thought during 1914 through 1930. Yet, no return. Humorous you people are self centered enough to think YOUR generation is the last.

    P.S. They had global quarantines during the Spanish flu, as well. But the world was slower and less connected. This is not unprecedented, we were warned by the scientists/experts for years and years this was a potential. This is what pandemics look like in a world with no boundaries, and it will be contained in time. And you'll still have itchy ears from never having heard the Trumpets (but I'm sure you'll have a good excuse of why that is, ready to go).

    1. I'm not sure how much of this site you've read, but some of the significance around this time and what's happening is the convergence of many prophecies at once. For instance, the Rev. 12 sign, which many believe fulfill Rev. 12:1-2. For instance, Israel back in their land and flourishing (other than CV, of course). Israel was not even a nation during the dates you mentioned, 1914-1930, but they are now. For instance, famines, pestilence and earthquakes, the birth pangs, all happening at once. For instance, those who scoff at the promise of His coming. The sheer number of fulfillments and the gathering storm is unprecedented in all of history.

      The most important thing is that you're saved, though. All of these eschatological things are secondary to the gospel. Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sin, MassivelyUnderstated? Do you believe He rose again? The gospel is in 1 Cor. 15:1-4 and we are saved simply by faith in what Jesus did for us. It's okay if we disagree on these secondary prophetic things, but this is urgent and I truly hope you are saved by the blood of Jesus and sealed by the Holy Spirit. God bless.

    2. Let's see, the Balfour Declaration was penned (2 November, 1917) then came the establishment of the State of Israel (14 May, 1948). Then the Six Day War (5 June, 1967) when Jerusalem was restored to Israel and most recently the Revelation 12 Sign (23 September, 2017) cemented the days in which we live. They didn't have any of those those things between 1914 and 1930.

      No one is forcing you to believe anything here MassivelyUnderstated. (aka "207"?) If it's fellowship you seek, please, may I suggest you dampen your tone. Otherwise, this may not be the space for you to fellowship in. Healthy conversation and debate are fine. But please do so in accordance with the stated guidelines,

      Commenting policy:

      The contributors at Unsealed believe in open and free discourse and in keeping with that belief want to allow readers to comment and share varying and opposing views. However, the nature of freedom is that abusive people take advantage of it to harm others. As Believers we won't turn a blind eye to trolling or abusive behavior. Racist, antisemitic, obscene, spam, or particularly invalidating or goading comments will be deleted without warning and repeated violators will be banned.

      But I have to agree with you...I can only imagine what Christians would say back in 1914. I think they would have agreed that these are the last days and given glory to God for all that He is doing and about to do -- the complete and irreversible reconciliation and restoration of all things to when they were very good.

      As a matter of fact, I believe we'll all hear what they have to say when we gather together on that fine, fine Day!

      Peace to you

    3. "You people..." ? :D

      Perhaps your sarcasm is Massively Understated?

      People these days are just now starting to realize the relativity of God's time versus how we mortals experience time.

      Each generation feels THEY are the last, while God looks at all of it as the Last Days since the times of the Apostles. The Apostles even stated they were in the Last Days.

      Our past, present, and future, are His "eternal present".

      The "Last Days" is not a description of quantity or a subset of days, but that of a framework of the Age of Grace, that each of us individually is only a small portion of. It started at the Ascension of Jesus to the throne, and continues until His return for us at final redemption.

      I do hope and pray that you become a member of His promise also. That's really all that matters these days, while there is still time (as we know it) left for you to make that choice.

      In His love...

      “What children we are, even the wisest!
      When God walks the earth, his steps are often centuries apart.”

      - Lew Wallace

  34. Wow, got to see Jason A's new YT video. The first half gets a little more in depth on Pauls revelationchapter12dotcom video about CEO's stepping down in record #'s. If you don't have time to watch the whole thing jump in at the 15 minute mark and prepare to have your mind blown (at least mine was).

    1. oops forgot to attach the link for the Jason A video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxHMIz1PhaQ

  35. I don't know what it means, or even if I'm supposed to share it or not. Anyway, when I woke up this afternoon, a sentence was left in my mind: 'In 21 cycles, it is finished.' The wording was quite specific.

    Now, it's not unusual for me to have a dream once in awhile like this. So I pondered what it could mean and that went into all kinds of different directions. About that time my wife came in to take a nap and I shared the dream with her, and she asked simply 'Well, what's in 21 days?'

    Easter Sunday... though I thought at first it landed on the day between Passover and Easter, the Sabbath anniversary of our Lord's rest in the tomb... I'm not someone who keeps track of how many days until a holiday or anything, so it's not like I knew this day count in advance...

    That has just left a question of 'what' would be finished... The trouble of corona? The rapture? The mandatory quarantines so people can get back to (careful) living? The war that could be about to start? I guess we will be waiting to see, as I have no idea one way or another...

    Just thought I'd share.

    1. Interesting... there is finally a delete button next to my posts. I haven't had the ability to do any kind of edits up until now... finally posted enough I guess?

    2. Wow. I also had some very strange occurrences the past few days. I believe the Lord is speaking loud and clear.

      For one, after one evening few days ago of getting new insight into the very very urgent nature of the rapture and the need to reach out to loved ones, that very night, I receive a random text from a random person to my social media account.

      I kid you not, this person was wearing work attire in the profile picture, and it had the embroidered logo "Times Up Healthcare" on the sleeve. Google it.

      Second, my wife and I delivered our second child just a few days ago on 3/19 at 3:01am. (Yes, true, thank you Lord) My wife told me that when she stepped out of the car to enter into the hospital while in labor, she stepped near a sticker that said 'Finished.'

      Lord Jesus, please have mercy and help us reach our loved ones during these critical moments, and grant them to receive what we have to say, and to receive it wholeheartedly. Amen.

  36. Gary, have you already thought about the CV hype being the global MIDNIGHT CRY to the church in Matthew 25:6?

  37. Check out the #X22 Report YTC regularly for more information on what is going on behind the scenes (Psalm 2 conspiracy). Jesus told us to have EVERYTHING exposed what needed to be, especially the Deep State and the central bank system (Luke 12:2-3). This kind of revelation will then globally (!) turn their sympathy towards their new "Messiah" which will be the future world leader, most likely it is Donald Trump whose re-election is at hand this year. Revelation 13 beast system is rising! MARANATHA

  38. Senior Priorities ,
    First, congratulations on a new baby!

    And I totally feel the same way. Now is the time to reach out to loved ones and evangelize. Share the love of Jesus with people.

    In fact, I've been wanting to share this idea. I have three kids. And the only place we can really go right now is outside. So we started this art project, Jesus Is The Rock. We paint rocks and write on them "Jesus is the Rock" with a scripture reference, like Psalm 18:2 or 2 Peter 2:6. When we go for walks outside, we leave them places. Sort of hidden but sort of in plain sight, for people to find. And be surprised by a little bit of hope during this crazy time. A quiet evangelism. A way to keep sharing the love of Christ. Just an idea I thought I would share in case anyone else wants to join us!
    Blessings to you all.

    1. What a fantastic and inspired idea, Lilie! I’m going to pass that on to my two very artistic daughters-in-law who are looking for fun diversions and activities for their kids. Thanks for sharing it!

    2. You're so welcome! We're all in this together and people certainly need a little hope right now.

  39. Love it, Lilie, great idea :-).

  40. At https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/147317/israels-health-minister-i-am-sure-the-messiah-will-arrive-before-passover "Israel’s Health Minister: I’m Sure the Messiah will Arrive by Passover":

    "I am sure that the Messiah will come by Passover and save us the same way God saved us during the Exodus and we were freed. The Moshiach will come and save us all.”"

    If that s really true, the Rapture mus be very near!

    1. Hosea 5:15: "I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early."

    2. Amen! Thanks for sharing - www.itwasaplan.com

  41. Being a Jew I dont know who hes looking for unless he agrees with Rabbi Kaduri.
    In any case I hope hes right. All aboard the Jesus train!

  42. I know this is a secular article, covering the secular world, to which I NORMALLY try to only pay as much attention as necessary, but the latest piece from Breitbart, titled "Increasingly Unstable Media Demand Blackout of Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings", is very interesting. And not the least bit surprising.


    What are they REALLY afraid of? We all know that mainstream media outlets are just propaganda disseminators for the Left. Why are they constantly trying to control what information the public sees? (Of course, this is a rhetorical question; the answer to which we already know.)

    1. Check out the #X22 Report YTC and you will gather more information on that. Blessings your way!

  43. So encouraging Gary! Since returning to see what's going on at Unsealed a couple weeks ago after a 1 1/2 - 2 year hiatus of keeping up with the end times goings on, I've been incredibly encouraged and excited. I've experienced a lot more peace contrary to what I thought re-immersing myself in this stuff would do.

    My dad was the one who introduced me to Unsealed and end times study in general since he has studied it for several decades, practically since becoming a believer. He has always kept me up to date with current events and developments in prophecy fulfillment, but I have largely tried to ignore this stuff for last 1 1/2 - 2 years because I was caught up in worldly cares.

    Since realizing again and having it ever in front of me that the time is very very short, my spiritual life has really been revived. I do regret wasting so much time on things that were not eternally significant and drifting from abiding in Christ, but I'm thankful he has brought me back to what is actually important and valuable to pursue before his soon coming return.

    I am most concerned for the people who I have interacted with regularly that I have not explicitly shared the gospel with. I don't want submit to fear anymore, so I'm just praying Jesus gives some last opportunities to share with these people and others as much as possible before he comes to take us. Right now, I am just trying to intercede as much as possible for them if I don't get the opportunity to share in person because of coronavirus stuff. I hope and pray God will have mercy on them if they do not accept Jesus before taking the church. I am praying God will keep them from falling under the great deception and that they would really know what happened to all the people who are gone.

    Please pray for me to be strong, courageous, bold, full of faith, and not listen or submit to any fear that is not from God.

    1. This is a wonderfully encouraging comment. Thank you. I will join with you in praying that you will have opportunities to witness, unhindered, and with all boldness of the Holy Spirit to speak as you should (Eph. 6:18-20).

    2. I will pray too. That's my prayer for myself also and the whole body of Christ. That we will stand strong and be bold.

      Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified for the Lord is with you . He will never leave you or forsake you.
      Deuteronomy 31:6

  44. so sorry ... i reread your post several times and i see where you explain that we who believe are saved from this horrible week ..... please expect my apologize. i have been trying to soothe a community full of believers that have been so mislead and my lesson learned . Thank you

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  46. Pastor Rich,

    Given your keen (and appreciated) interest in astronomical events and potential signs, it's curious to see that comet ATLAS is heading our way, and will reach full brightness around the end of May. Unlike most comets, this one was just recently discovered, and it's supposed to have a slight greenish coloration.



    1. Hi DW,

      Wow! Thank you for sharing as I had not heard this news. A quick look at Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS),

      1. It was first discovered on 12/28/19
      2. 12/28/19 was Rosh Chodesh (a new moon and good night for making observations)
      3. 12/28 was one-day after the Sun occulted Jupiter
      4. 12/28 was two-days after the annular solar eclipse (Riyadh-to-Guam/US)
      5. 12/28 was three-days after Christmas
      6. 12/28 was four-days after Typhoon Phanfone hit the Philippines
      7. 12/28 was eight-days after MP's voted 358-to-234 for BREXIT
      8. 12/28 was M11D2 on the Torah calendar
      9. 12/28 was 30 Kislev-1 Tevet on the civil calendar
      10. 12/28 was Hanukkah VII/Hanukkah VIII on the civil calendar (morning/evening)

      It's interesting that the day of discovery has so many pin-points around it. Even that it falls on the beginning of the end of Hanukkah. The last day as it were or the dawn of the last day (of Hanukkah) which is sunset of the seventh day. Remember, this is on the civil Jewish calendar. The Torah calendar shows this day as "Death of Herod the Great".

      One may have difficulty escaping an eighth day reference.

      Thinking on Jesus, IF you follow that Christ was visited by the Magoi on 12/25/1 BC and that what we would consider Christmas night (Boxing Day) being when Joseph was visited by the angel in a dream to, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him." (Matthew 2:13 ESV)

      14 And he [Joseph] rose and took
      the child and his mother by night
      and departed to Egypt.

      (Matthew 2:14 ESV)

      IF, this was by our calendar the night of 12/25 or the pre-dawn of 12/26 then we know about how long of a journey to Egypt lay ahead. (Something on the order of 10-days at minimum). IF this time frame is correct then Joseph would have taken flight for the New Year according to our Gregorian (Gentile) calendar.

      A quick look at the track of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) is very interesting. It came out of Cancer near the Beehive Cluster (aka Manger) and may become most visible to the naked eye as it passes through Taurus at or about the Pleiades in late May to early June, 2020. C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) will return about the way it came given its highly parabolic orbit.

      A slight greenish colouration is also know as "pale" as in the pale horse of the fourth seal of (Revelation 6:8 ESV).

      I'm not suggesting that C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) is a sign of the pale horse released; but in late December, 2019 there was a cluster of pneumonia cases emerged from Wuhan caused by a previously unknown virus. The discovery of C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) seems to coincide with the beginning of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

      The Chinese New Year was interrupted by COVID-19. I am NOT the resident expert on the Chinese zodiac but believe that 2019 was the Year of the Pig, the end of their zodiac? This is the Year of the Rat, the beginning of their zodiac? My only point here is that their zodiac suggests an ending of a season or cycle and the beginning of a new season or cycle.

      Looking back to Hanukkah it's funny how there is a parallel of, "beginning of the end". Coincidence perhaps...

      Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) will be at the ecliptic of our sun on or about 6/1/2020 and be on its way back toward Cancer late in the year around the time of the Great Conjunction (that of Jupiter and Saturn). Jupiter has a 12-year orbital period while Saturn has a 30-year orbital period. About every 20-years they meet. This year they meet on the Winter Solstice (12/21) in SUCH CLOSE PROXIMITY THEY MAY APPEAR AS ONE BRIGHT STAR. (A point for further study)

      These are just some observations. Prayer and deeper study are suggested if you're so inclined.



    2. Adding more detail as I am led,

      Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) may be at peak viewing as it passes the Pleiades around 5/29-5/31. May 29, 2020 is Shavuot (Pentecost) by Torahcalendar.com. Pentecost is Sunday, May 31 per the Gregorian calendar. Friday, May 29 is the Feast of Weeks on the Jewish civil calendar.

      Basically the comet could peak at Omer Day 50.

      So Pentecost is the approximate time that Comet ATLAS may be the brighest, seen by the naked eye, and perhaps has bright as Venus (the bright morning star) -- which about 58-days earlier had been in the same chunk of the sky.

      Looking at Torah calendar this would be about M3D6 or Saturday, May 30, 2020 (3/30/2020). This Sabbath day is called, "Shelach" meaning "send" in Hebrew with Torah readings being, (Numbers 13:1-15:41).

      Given we're tracking the path of a pale (green) comet I cannot help but be reminded of (Revelation 6:7 ESV) that states,

      7 When he opened the fourth
      seal, I heard a voice of the
      fourth living creature say,

      "Come!" G2064 (แผœฯฯ‡ฮฟฯ…) literally means, "go" or "go forth!" as in the act of being sent.


      The plot thickens?

    3. PR,

      Thanks for your comprehensive and studied response, on behalf of all of us. ATLAS does offer new and unexpected elements for study and observation, and that’s always a plus.


  47. Hi Guys,
    So I created a Generic Left Behind Letter / Video, that anyone can use to share with their family. I've uploaded it to my YouTube Account. Feel free to make copies of it, and share on your own channel, or to save on a USB and leave with your bibles.

    My aim was to give family and friends an idea of what is coming down the tracks for anyone who finds themselves left behind.

    YTC: Jordan Clarke
    Link: https://youtu.be/LdRS63fDjE4
    Duration: (20 mins)

    I featured your great site in the video, so hopefully people will be drawn here too, to see all the pearls and wisdom that have been left for them to feed on.

    1. Great idea! Here's a suggestion for all of us. In the event of harpazo, this site will likely be gone off the web, for any number of reasons, so why not download the whole site now for offline viewing on your pc later? There are many helpful applications which can do this in a user friendly way easily available, one must only search google to find a plethora of them.

      "download entire website for offline viewing" search term works well.

      That way, one could compress the site copy into a zip file and keep multiple copies on various usb keys around the house etc.

      You could even schedule it to go out by email "in the future" at a set date as an attachment as there are several ways of doing this. I did this for my relatives with a "left behind letter" email and would move the send date forward as delays necessitated. Just don't forget to move forward the date.

      (the best way would be to unleash this in the form of a p2p torrent, and many of us seed it.)

      This is all assuming that this sites owner doesn't mind of course-

      Or better yet, is if Gary would zip the site up for us himself and make it available for downloading.

      Possible Gary?

  48. GOOD JOB, GUYS to those of you putting it out there and getting folks to focus on their salvation.
    For me, making it personal and keeping it real keeps the conversation going more so than "preaching" at folks. (Something I'm more inclined to do...)
    My grandmother used to say "Everyone wants a place at the table".
    That is, we all want to know that we matter.
    Taking it further, we all want for everyone to be able to join Christ at His table!
    The Wedding Supper of the Lamb is soon - invitation only.
    We just have to spread the word about the event and how to snag an invite,
    then let God do the actual inviting!
    * * * * *
    Anyone else besides me ever think about being in a glorified body and actually eating?
    I'm wondering if that means we don't have to worry about getting fat?!

  49. No, you wont have any weight issues. We will have physical bodies but instead of blood in our veins we will be energized by the holy spirit. Pretty cool...God bless.

  50. Gary, love your ministry brother! You have blessed me and so many others greatly. I throw this out there for the community, in my search to find clarity in this very late hour I keep going back to James Smith's channel on YT which I find compliments this ministry quite well. He had a teaching today that is a 72 oz t-bone for you meat eaters out there: https://youtu.be/CiFYdbvdfkg

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  52. Why have the Olympic Games and the European Football Championship been postponed until 2021? Maybe that the antichrist will present himself as the world leader during these two events.

  53. They have issued stay at home orders here in Missouri for Springfield, Greene County, Christian County, probably more to come. I don't believe the virus is our enemy as much as government takeover is our enemy. I have been a Christian for over 50 years and trusted Him always but I'm failing here now because I am scared. I am so ashamed to say that and to feel that! I know better... We live in one of those counties and our kids and grandbabies are in another one. I want to be with them....I don't want to not see them for 30 days and I am afraid they are saying we can't be together...I just don't know. I am essential so far as I work in scheduling for healthcare, (not in a bldg with patients) strictly on phones. I long for Jesus to come get us too. I guess I am asking for prayer that I will quit being afraid and for my faith to be stronger again.

    1. Nan,

      May I encourage you with one of my favourite hymns written by Edward Mote,

      "My hope is built on nothing less
      Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
      I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
      But wholly lean on Jesus' name.
      On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
      All other ground is sinking sand.

      When darkness veils His lovely face,
      I rest on His unchanging grace;
      In every high and stormy gale
      My anchor holds within the veil.
      On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
      All other ground is sinking sand.

      His oath, His covenant, and blood
      Support me in the whelming flood;
      When every earthly prop gives way,
      He then is all my Hope and Stay.
      On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
      All other ground is sinking sand.

      When He shall come with trumpet sound,
      Oh, may I then in Him be found,
      Clothed in His righteousness alone,
      Faultless to stand before the throne!
      On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
      All other ground is sinking sand."

      This is my hope and prayer for you. You and yours and all of us are in the hands of the LORD. He shall neither abandon, forsake or fail us.

      He is always faithful. His mercy endures forever.


      Pastor Rich

  54. I would like to address a passage in Matt. 27:52,53 that someone quoted earlier. We know from ll Peter 1:21 that the scriptures were written by "holy men of God moved by the Holy Spirit". Unfortunately some of the translators of the Bible were not.

    The phrase " after his resurrection" in verse 53 is clearly out of context. Jesus had just died and still hanging on the cross and its talking about his (Jesus's) resurrection.

    If you read verse 51 and then skip 52 and 53, then read 54 you will see it fits perfectly. This is not mentioned in any of the other gospels or any other place in scripture.

    This was added by a dishonest translator.

    1. Then it was added by all of them :

      I have heard that the original languages 'had no punctuation that we can discern, it is all context.' Are you trying to apply modern language principals on an ancient language? When they didn't even think the same way we do now? When they have phrases that meant something to them but don't have the same meanings now?

      If we can't trust God to preserve His word down through the ages, to control the hearts of men who were turned to Him and sought to dilligently preserve His book, what can we trust?

    2. All of that was taken into account during earliest translations, and from King James down to every edition we’ve read and continue to read. The original manuscripts had no chapter or verse breaks, either. They were scrolls of pure, uninterrupted text. Variations in form don’t destroy substance. Reading the old world form would be a maddening, exhaustive, and confusing exercise for modern readers.

      But so far as the mindset and expressions of ancient writers, you might enjoy reading ‘The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible’, by Michael S. Heiser. The book doesn’t cover the mechanics of translation, but it does provide insight into the culture, mindset, and expressions of the original authors in their era. I think it’s a wonderful book, and very enlightening. It can change the way you look at and read your Bible, but in a good way.


    3. @Mainer, I think Matthew 27:53 is talking about the resurrection/ rapture bodily transformation event of 1 Corinthians 15:52 because you can see from the term "Holy City" how the literal Jerusalem of Jesus' time could not be called "holy" at all nor can this be the term for this wicked place on earth today. This term can only mean the HEAVENLY place and the verse is an insert like some prophetic outlook in many bible books where you must skip some 2-3,000 years back and fro. It's not always a chronological read. The reader has got to use their brains and prophecy rules too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    4. Mainer
      I've heard all my life the Gospels contradict each other.No they do not!
      If you read the whole crucifixion scene in context I think you might come away with a different point of view.
      One of the reasons I combined all 4 gospels together and color coded them was to see for my self.
      And when I did that I could see at a glance the whole scene.
      The luckiest person I think was the one who asked Him "remember me when you come into your kingdom" Jesus replied "today you will be with me in paradise".
      As you know hell had two compartments, Paradise(Abraham's bosom) and Torments. From the parable of the "The Rich Man".
      Jesus Leeds captivity captive. Now Hell only has one compartment!

  55. Coronavirus: India enter 'total lockdown' after spike in cases

    Quoting, BBC,

    "India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

    The restrictions came into force at midnight local time (18:30 GMT) and will be enforced for 21 days.

    'There will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes,' Mr Modi said in a televised address."

    "The new measures follow a sharp increase in cases in recent days. There have been 519 confirmed cases in India and 10 reported deaths."

    I'm still wondering if we will *all* be shut-in and locked-down come this weekend?

    Watching. Waiting and praying.

    1. Much of the planet locked into their homes awaiting the Return of the King -and for us our flight out of here. What a way to go that would be.

      Daniel V had a video around the time of the Sign called something like "Evacuation Procedures" or similar which seems fitting now or perhaps even prophetic- in which he said "stay where you are! The rescue will be along shortly to evacuate you" essentially.

      Seems particularly interesting now given the near worldwide lockdown "stay in your homes!" order!

      The five virgins who went had this in common (as well as other things) that they were where they were supposed to be, when the Bridegroom came. Might it be a parallel to what we are seeing? Do the angels need us in a specific place for pickup?


      This April 3-4th is shaping up well with all of us locked in our physical "arks".

      Stay put! Remain in our homes. Where we are supposed to be, Where even through God's Grace the SECULAR law has confined us in an unprecedented move- waiting at home.

      Rescue is INBOUND!

    2. You're catching my drift Matthew. Seven days after this weekend is 4/3-4/4.

      On 4/3 the moon will be in the Beehive Cluster (Manger) and Venus in the Pleiades (Seven Sisters) while Jupiter will be in Sagittarius opposite of Mars and Saturn. I can expand on that topic if anyone is interested.

    3. I, for one, am ALWAYS interested in your studies and observations. You consistently move in areas that few others do.


    4. I as well, Pastor Rich :-)

  56. And Moroni drop the trumpet in Salt Lake City, The Lord speaks so loud doesn't he?

  57. I'm sure somebody on here has already mentioned it. It's hard to keep track. This scripture came to mind --

    "Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by. For behold, the Lord is coming out from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it, and will no more cover its slain."
    Isaiah 26:20‭-‬21

    I always thought this was talking about the rapture. I didn't realize just how literal it might be!

  58. Actually all of Isaiah 26 is good. Very interesting. Sometimes you can't understand prophecy until it's fulfilled

    1. Yep, all of Isaiah 26 is good.

      In Hebrew each letter has a numeric value. This is because the Hebrew language has no numbers -- just letters. For this reason each letter has a numeric value. And what is the name of the number 26? In Hebrew it is the inexpressible word that *hints* at the Name of the LORD,


      In Jewish tradition they say either, LORD or "Adonai" or The Name or "HaShem" we however know Him by another name.

      His name is Jesus.

    2. Wow! That's amazing , our God is amazing! He's perfect in every way.
      Thank you

    3. Here's an EXCELLENT primer on the Bible and numbers,

      The Bible and numbers

      I highly recommend the teaching of TheLivingWord ministry!


    Tamitha Skov has some interesting space weather to report,

    The Sun Blows a Smoke Ring | Space Weather News 03.24.2020

    Cue into the video to about 1:10 and let it roll from there for a minute or so. Space weather suggests solar storms to pick-up in early April.

    Signs in the heavens anyone?

    25 And there will be signs in
    sun and moon and stars, and on
    the earth distress of nations in
    perplexity because of the roaring
    of the sea and the waves,

    26 people fainting with fear
    and foreboding of what is coming
    on the world. For the powers
    of the heavens will be shaken.

    27 And then they will see the
    Son of Man coming in a cloud
    with power and great glory.

    Red Letters from (Luke 21:25-27 ESV)

    Let's see, which Jewish mystic was it that said on the New Year, 5780 that there would be a "war in heaven?" Wow! Would you look at that...the Spiritual New Year is already upon us in Israel!!


    [insert sounds of blowing horns and party favours!]

  60. I think this whole CV business is the Great Deception from Revelations. Not sure of the verse though. Peace!

  61. The way I understand Matt. 27:52 and 53 is that they were reserected when Jesus died on the cross but only came out after his reserection.

    1. Hi, just if interested here is a quick quote from 'The Bible Knowledge Commentary' on this as there are a couple of views and the Greek can be read either way (apparently). For me the most logical understanding is expressed in their last sentence below - ie: the earthquake at the time of Jesus' death caused the tombs to open and after Jesus' resurrection they were raised and seen in the city.

      BKC - "The tombs of many holy (righteous) people (Mat 27:52) were opened, probably at a Jerusalem cemetery. The NIV suggests that these saints were resurrected when Jesus died and then went into Jerusalem after Jesus’ resurrection. A number of commentators agree with this view. Many others, however, say that since Christ is the firstfruits of the dead (1 Cor 15:23), their resurrection did not occur till He was raised. In this view, the phrase “after Jesus’ resurrection” goes with the words were raised to life and came out of the tombs. This is possible in the Greek, and is suggested in the KJV and the NASB. The tombs, then, broke open at Christ’s death, probably by the earthquake, thus heralding Christ’s triumph in death over sin, but the bodies were not raised till Christ was raised."

      God Bless : )
      PS I think it is safe to say this won't be a quiz question at the Pearly gates!

    2. @elgordo, see my reply to @Mainer above regarding this passage which is PROPHETIC speech (insert) referring to 1 Corinthians 15:52 because of the term "Holy City" which could not be Jerusalem at that time nor is it today. This place is wicked, not "holy".

  62. This section of scripture is clearly out of place and non-sensical. There were other people raised from the dead before the age of grace but they later died. Jesus as mentioned was and still is the first fruits from the dead to everlasting life- never to die again. And he will be the last until the Rapture. I am quite confident that Matthew didnot pen those words. Do you really believe that David and Elijah were resurrected and then hung around the graves for three days and then went into town and walked around?

    A certain degree of common sense needs to exercised here. This is not for the purpose of head knowledge. Some are using these verses to form an erroneous belief. Someone very early on added this to the text. There are other examples of this.

    1. Your comments have consistently undermined Scripture. Are you trying to cause others to doubt the written word?

    2. If I may interject...

      Reading from the Greek,



      These are two critical passages from (John 11) that define our place in Christ. Verse 26 continues as Jesus asks Martha,

      11.26 DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?

      Belief *of* faith and *in* faith is key to our "Yes!" to God in Christ. Paul expresses this in his letter to the Romans (Romans 10:9-10). Part of this is that we accept that the Bible, the OT and NT, as the complete revelation of God to us through Christ Jesus.

      Does this mean that there have not been scribal errors? I have seen the case for scribal errors. I have seen the case for obfuscation of the message by Rabbis trying to hide the Messiah. I have seen the case for using the LXX as being the purest translation of the original paleo-Hebrew texts.

      I personally rely upon multiple translations and compare but consistently seek the LORD through His Holy Spirit to guide and teach. Cannot God speak for Himself the meaning of His Word?

      Indeed He does.

      So how are we to approach His Word?

      In humility with open and hungry hearts, heads and hands ready and willing to receive the manna that comes from heaven. We should seek to dine, to eat, to feast on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

      How then may we consider the events of the Day of the Cross? (Matthew 27:50-54) Are all of these facts in temporal sequence? Could we instead see cause and effect?

      Fact: The dead are not bound by our temporal state.

      The effect of Christ's death on the cross is the immediate opening of the tombs. The dead in Christ did rise again -- but across all time not just in this time. We know this ultimate time as the Resurrection/Rapture (RR). In effect, the doorway was opened the moment Jesus gave up His Spirit after uttering the words,

      "It is finished." (John 19:30)

      Are we given that the dead who rose ascended after 40-days with Christ? All that I am aware of is Christ's ascension and the witness of the angels and men present that day. Could others have been raised and lived again the 40-days before ascending themselves? We are given a witness in (Matthew 27) that the dead did rise and were seen in the holy city but after the resurrection of Jesus,


      Is this event contemporaneous with those of the rocks split, quaking earth and the veil torn in two? Can it be viewed outside of these events? What do we know about the RR? Has it yet happened? Does it come AFTER the resurrection of Him?

      I believe these are good questions to ask as we keep in mind the BIG picture of the complete revelation of God we have in Christ Jesus.

      Study well.

  63. Quarter of the world now under lockdown

    Quoting, BBC,

    "India’s decision to enforce a lockdown on its 1.3 billion people means that at least a quarter of the world’s population of 7.8 billion is now living under tough restrictions on movement and social contact.

    From Rwanda to California and New York to New Zealand, the coronavirus has shut down large parts of our planet – leaving normally heaving streets deserted and towering office blocks empty.

    And there’s more to come – about half the US population are believed to be living under stay at home orders and measures are expected in further states. From midnight on Thursday, all South Africans will have to stay at home for a 21-day period.

    Over the last few weeks, you will have kept hearing that the coronavirus crisis has changed the world. The fact that so many of you reading this will be doing so from home, because you’ve been told to stay inside, is perhaps the starkest illustration of how this has affected all of us."

    Also in the headlines, RUSSIA,

    Quoting, BBC (again),

    "More news on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to postpone a vote on constitutional amendments that would allow him to stay in power until 2036.

    In a televised address to the nation, Mr Putin - who has ruled the country since 2000 - announced that the public vote due on 22 April was now delayed until a "later date".

    He did not elaborate.

    Separately, the president said that Russians would not work next week in an effort "to slow the speed" of the new coronavirus.

    Russia has officially confirmed 658 cases, but no deaths.

    Mr Putin's critics have said the authorities may be underreporting the true scale of the outbreak."

  64. Pastor Rich,

    This is for you from the last post. Please google Matthew 27:52,53 forgery.

    Then look at truth vs. tradition.

    Then find the forgery of Matt.27:52,53
    OoCities7fdocc3 down below it.

    These two verses of scripture dont belong. The Old testament saints will not live until the first resurrection.
    I dont know who added this but I can assure you their motives were not holy.

    1. Mainer and RedRanger7

      Matt.27:52,53 is this really a thorn in your side?
      That piece of scripture has been there forever and you didn't
      think anything of it until it was brought to your attention.
      I wonder why?

    2. Its not a thorn in my side at all and it hasnt been there forever.

      And respectfully as I can, your Rapture prediction based on this obvious forgery is invalid because the scripture is also invalid.

    3. Mainer
      Above you said to Rich "The Old testament saints will not live until the first resurrection."
      Is that right?

    4. "My Rapture prediction" as you put it is not based on Matt.27:52,53
      Colossians 2:17 ties into the feasts of the Jews. And Jonah ties into the Messiah. Matt.27:52,53 is the first fruits wave offering and the promise of the full harvest to come, shadows!

  65. _ We are the FIG TREE generation.
    _ Israel just completed its 70 years.
    _ The peace deal divides the land of Israel.
    _ Peace & Security were announced - "destruction will come on them suddenly as labor pains of a pregnant woman" [1 Thessalonians 5:3] that points to the pregnant woman in Revelation 12.

    Study the RESURRECTION in the four books of Luke, Mark, Matthew, and John.

    The Bride of Christ - escapes first -- The book of LUKE speaks to the first fruits who are ready to leave now, hence Jesus said "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit" [Luke 23:46]; their sudden disappearance will be explained away as a COVID death. (We're all indoors with very little visibility.) When Peter (the rock of the church) inspects the empty tomb, "he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened." (Remember, Peter had denied Jesus three times and afterwards repented.) The strips of linen allude to the transformed body that the bride will receive. This group knows EXACTLY when they'll escape.

    The elect return with special powers to do the Father's will and instruct the (left behind) church.

    The lukewarm church - is left behind and gets instruction from the elect. They will experience the first part of tribulation and are martyred when professing belief in Jesus Christ. This group will be BEWILDERED when they see they weren't raptured with the first fruits!! - The book of MARK speaks to this group. The women in Mark 16:8 represent the church. They were trembling and bewildered when they visited Jesus' tomb after the resurrection. They received instruction from a young man dressed in white sitting on the right side of Jesus' tomb. They will cry, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" -- Jesus was pointing to their sentiment when they realize they didn't go with the first fruits.

    The Jewish people finally accept the true Messiah -- Yehoshua Hamachiach - The book of MATTHEW speaks to this last group. To this group (and this group only) does Jesus say, "no one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." [Matthew 24:36-37] This group will not know exactly Jesus' return, only the season. The violent earthquake at Matthew 28:2 is the cue -- there was a huge earthquake when they crucified him and there will be one again when he returns foot down on Mount Olive.

    Please check out this video by Ministry Revealed for full details on the above.

  66. awhile back we were discussing the 7 day warning that God gave Noah and wondered if we, the bride would also receive a 7 day warning. At that time I suggested maybe the destruction of Damascus would be our 7 day warning. Hostilities between Iran and US are heating up today/night and 4/4 is getting ever closer. Oh how I pray for a soon Rapture as the Covid-19 get worse and worse!!

  67. I am a pre-tribulation rapture believer, but could be wrong. How then will christians survive in the tribulation without the mark of the beast ? How do you buy food and function ? maybe we simply wont.

  68. Allen, you are not wrong in believing in the pre-tribulation Rapture of the church. It is biblical and this has been proven here on this site. The Christians that will be saved during the tribulation did NOT take the Mark of the Beast and will not be allowed to buy and sell. They will die for their faith in Jesus Christ. They are called tribulation saints for this reason. ANYONE who takes the Mark of the Beast belongs to satan forever and cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

  69. While you're waiting for your rapture idea, you might like to read about the "Errors of Russia" and how these have spread.

    What are the errors of Russia

    Cultural Marxism: A Threat to the Family

  70. No, it will not. We still have several years here.

    We ARE subject to the opening of the Seals. We are NOT subject to God's wrath (which is not that).

    The Seals are the Labor Pains. Cross-reference to Olivet Discourse. The White Horse is NOT THE ANTI-CHRIST (as if he would come from heaven....)

    So, brother & sisters, please stop thinking the church gets out of here without being squeezed first. Just as the early church began, so too shall it end.

    Our exist is on the SIXTH SEAL when all the signs of the Day of the Lord beginning converge there.

    Within two weeks approx. the WORLDWIDE EVENT that kicks all these events into high gear begins.

    God is about to call His people out of Babylon & Egypt, break our idols, expose the reality of evil and wickedness hidden in plain sight and force people to choose a side in this war finally. The lines are being drawn. And yes, God is using Trump to do this, so if you have a spirit of hate in you towards him as the world does, you need to recognize that GOD raises up kings, ALL OF THEM, according to HIS purpose.

    It will be easier for you now, to start the process of shedding that false hope that we get called up without any persecution or trying of our faith. That is NOT the pattern of old God has ever used, NEVER. Thinking He will now is wishful thinking at best. As in the days of Lot, as in the days of Noah. LAST SECOND EXIT

    The first Seal is about to be opened.

    The world knows nothing of what's coming, and for the most part, neither does the luke-warm church, whom have FAILED TO WATCH as we were commanded too and are going to be CAUGHT UNAWARE the same as the rest of the world.

    The first contraction will be rough, and we know the pattern that follows after that.

    Blessings in the Mighty Name of JESUS.



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