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A Town Called Rapture

What if we're all headed toward an inevitable conclusion that's so fundamentally obvious we all should have seen it? What if God really isn't the author of confusion (1 Cor. 14:33)? What if His Word is real and His promises true?

When you choose to dismiss the warning, what excuse(s) will you hide behind? That there was no evidence for the Bible? There's an answer for that (see here, here, here). That "no one knows" so why bother? There's an answer for that (see here and here). That there's simply too many schools of Christian thought to discern the truth? There's an answer for that, too (see here and here).

Scripture is self-verifying. It's clear and unequivocal. Confusion comes when you allegorize it without warrant. Allegorize it and no two people will agree; accept it for what it plainly says and it will be virtually impossible for us to disagree. Jesus has fulfilled at least 356 prophecies, and has promised to fulfill many more. The LORD said Israel would be regathered a second time in unbelief (Ezek. 20:33–38; 22:17–22; Zeph. 2:1–2), and it was. The LORD said the Gospel would be preached to all nations before the end, and it has. The LORD said it would be "as it was in the days of Noah," and it is. And God's Word declared that a literal astronomical sign would preface Christ's return, and this sign has transpired.

The Great Sign was preceded by a total solar eclipse 33 days prior that passed over seven cities called "Salem." This eclipse, filled with meaning from the Sovereign God who predetermined its occurrence before time began, took place during Trump's first presidency—the very president who won the election and was inaugurated in Jewish year 5777, winning the Electoral College by exactly 77 votes. He was born 700 days before Israel was reestablished on May 14th, 1948 and was 777 days old, 77 days after Israel's 1948 rebirth. Upon inauguration (January 20th, 2017), Trump was exactly 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old. The names of the new President and Vice President were a homophone for "trumpets" (Trump + Pence) in the very year that the Revelation 12 Sign appeared on the Feast of Trumpets.

But Trump's first stint in office is over and his second is very likely on the way. The first Trump and "the last [T]rump" (cf. 1 Cor. 15:52). An American president can, after all, only hold office twice. What happens at the last trump according to God's unfailing Word? The rapture.

[I]n a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, in the last trumpet, for it will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. (1 Cor. 15:52, LSV)

. . . because the LORD Himself, with a shout, with the voice of a chief-messenger, and with the trumpet of God, will come down from Heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are living, who are remaining over, will be snatched up together with them in [the] clouds to meet the LORD in [the] air, and so we will always be with the LORD. (1 Thess. 4:16–17)

. . . and if I go on and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you to Myself, that where I am you also may be. (Jn. 14:3)

Because you kept the word of My endurance, I also will keep you from the hour of the trial that is about to come on all the world, to try those dwelling on the earth. (Rev. 3:10)

And now that "Trump" has secured the nomination, and is, by virtually all metrics, racing toward a win for the second time, there is a second total solar eclipse over America in the seventh year after the first. This second eclipse forms an "X" with the 2017 eclipse. X marks the spot, as they say. In Paleo-Hebrew script, "X" is also the shape of the last letter in the Aleph-Bet: the Tav. And it's the shape of the Greek letter Chi, the first letter in "Christ" (ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ) and one of two letters that form the Chi Rho, or Christogram—one of the earliest symbols representing Christ as Messiah.

But there was also a rare annular solar eclipse this past October 14th, exactly seven days after Israel was attacked by Hamas and entered a massive and protracted conflict in Gaza and, quite frankly, throughout the entire Middle East with Iran, Hezbollah, the Houthis, and various other proxy groups. When overlaid with the 2017 and 2023 eclipses, the 2024 eclipse also forms an Aleph in Paleo-Hebrew—the first letter in the Hebrew Aleph-Bet. In other words, an Aleph and Tav, the first and last letters in the language of the Old Testament—the language of Israel and the Bible—will be completed on April 8, 2024.

I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and End—the First and the Last. (Rev. 22:13)

Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords

Moreover, the April 8, 2024 eclipse comes exactly 7 years, 7 months, 7 days (2,777 days) after an annular solar eclipse across Africa on September 1, 2016; and counting inclusively, exactly 7 years, 7 months, 7 days (2,777 days) following the April 8th eclipse lands on the day of a total solar eclipse over Central America. To top it off, next month's eclipse falls exactly 6 years, 6 months, 6 weeks, 6 days after the first Great American Solar Eclipse, and Good Friday this year comes exactly 6 years, 6 months, 6 days after the Revelation 12 Sign and is an inverse/bookend (9/23 vs. 3/29). You can verify these counts yourself here, here, here, and here.

Now very close to that tiny little square where the 2017 and 2024 eclipses meet, where "X" marks the spot, stands the largest freestanding timber structure in the world—a full-scale replica of Noah's Ark called the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. It experienced approximately 90 percent of the magnitude of the 2017 eclipse and will experience 98 percent of this year's. The Ark will be clothed in darkness in the middle of the day.

Just seven days prior, a film that was released in theaters for two days only will be extended to a third day so that it can be seen nationwide one more time. On April 1st, The Ark and the Darkness will be rereleased. So seven days before a full-scale Ark is covered in darkness, people at theaters nationwide will see the following title and poster as they stroll to their seats obliviously. (Notably, Gone with the Wind will be back in theaters on the very day of the eclipse, rereleased for its 85th anniversary; three days prior to the eclipse, The First Omen premieres, a movie about the birth of the Antichrist; and four days after the eclipse a profound theme emerges: Civil War, Sting, The Absence of Eden, and Flames all release; and eleven days after the eclipse, The Night of the Harvest releases.)

Many other cities, however, will be completely covered in darkness, situated directly along the path of totality: Nineveh, Indiana, Nineveh, Ohio, and Jonah, Texas. It was Jonah who preached to the people of Nineveh, warning the lawless city that only 40 days remained until judgment befell it. The people repented. It seems that another solar eclipse in 763 BC coincided with Jonah's preaching, which may have been seen by the Ninevites as a divine and foreboding omen. Lucky for them, they heeded the prophet's words.

But there is one other city of particular interest that will find itself in the path of totality next month. This town also found itself immediately adjacent to the path of totality during the 2017 eclipse. In other words, it is almost right within the little spot where the two eclipses meet. But it isn't just within the path of totality in 2024—it's actually right next to the very center of the path of totality. If the eclipse might be likened to a treasure map or a spectral hand with pointing finger in Daniel 5 fashion, then the "X" on the map and pointed finger seem to be pointing directly at this tiny little town; and in actuality it's more a hamlet than a town. While it once had 20 or so families, this unincorporated speck on the map has only a single resident, who, according to CNN, is a self-professed atheist.

But why would CNN, in an article from 2011, dedicate a report to a tiny dot on the map and this unincorporated town's sole resident? Because the name of the town is:


Rapture, Indiana. Population 1. And in 2011, a certain Harold Camping was predicting the rapture and end of the world. CNN reached out to Rapture's only resident, David Tanner, to get his opinion on the matter. He didn't think much of it.

Now after hearing about this town, I decided to do some internet sleuthing to see if I could find out more, and either confirm or deny statements that have been made about it. As it turns out, Rapture, Indiana is a very real place and scouring the internet and checking Google Maps and numerous other databases, there is no other city called "Rapture" in the whole world (not even in another language, from what I can tell). It started out in 1838 as a town called Winfield. Later, a wealthy resident and landowner named Dr. James Athenian Cooper obtained a horse; the equine's name was "Rapture"; and apparently, the horse developed some notoriety and Winfield quickly became known as "Rapture" in its honor. Rapture even had its own post office that remained standing for nearly a decade, emblazoned with the name "Rapture" from August 10, 1893 to July 14, 1902—3,259 days. Strong's 3259 in Hebrew is "to meet, gather, assemble, appoint," and is used to describe God's meeting together with and gathering together of His people in His presence. In the New Covenant context, such a meeting awaits believers when we shall "meet the Lord in the air" (1 Thess. 4:17).

Taken from From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History (source).

Rapture also happens to have an elevation of 436 feet above sea level. Isaiah 43:6 seems all too pertinent:

I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth. (NIV)


God will first gather His believing Jew and Gentile children from the ends of the earth to meet Christ in the air; and then, in the fullness of time, He will turn His attention to Israel and gather her scattered remnant back to the Land of Promise.

As I kept digging, I came across a picture of Dr. James Cooper's gravestone and found a picture of his obituary from 1924. He was 94 years old, and at least from what I can gather, he never professed faith in Christ. His wife even consorted with mediums and may have taken part in occult practices.

It is a sobering reminder that death takes us all, and billions are gambling with their eternity, making excuses for why they don't need to take the God thing seriously. But time is quickly fading and Jesus is on the way. He's the only ticket out; the only opportunity for grace in a sea of philosophies and religions that preach merit, impossible standards, and man-centered delusions. Christ preaches love and freedom: the story of a God who swoops in to rescue the princess and make her His bride; who takes the fatherless children, lost and abused, and makes them His very own. But the story is almost over and not all are His bride and not all are His kids. Which will you be?

The forgiveness of all of your sins, reconciliation with Godsonshipeternal lifeheavenly glory, and assurance of salvation are yours for the taking.  All you must do is believe it and receive it.

 A dmit that you're a sinner.

 B elieve that Jesus Christ died for your sins and rose again.

 C all on the Lord Jesus Christ to save you.

There is only one means of forgiveness and only one way to Heaven.  The way is just as available to thieves and prostitutes as it is to those with extreme religious zeal.  The way is simple and the knowledge of this path is available to all—whether wise or unintelligent, old or young.  Yet the way is exceedingly narrow.

Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
—Matthew 7:13–14

So what is the one, solitary, exclusive way into Heaven?  How can children of wrath, destined for destruction, obtain salvation and eternal life?  Answer: Through Jesus, by means of what He, alone, accomplished.

I am the door.  If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
—John 10:9

Jesus is the gate.  Jesus is the door.  Not right living, positive karma, abstract notions of love, or even the Torah.  No achievement however great, no religion however admirable, and no amount of moral attainment however virtuous, will ever bridge the gap of sin between you and a resplendently holy God.  Jesus is the [one and only] way. The little town of Rapture, with a population of one, is an important reminder that your preparedness for what's about to transpire is ultimately a decision for you and you alone. When the trumpet sounds, the dead in Christ rise, and believers are changed, will you be among them?


There is quite an interesting lineup before us. Purim, Good Friday, and Easter all fall in the same month—a relative rarity. Purim coincided with Palm Sunday. This Friday is Good Friday and Sunday is Easter. Eight days later is the second Great American Solar Eclipse, which falls on the Feast of Annunciation.

As a help to those researching this, I've compiled a list of towns which have relevant names that are fully in the path of totality, experiencing 100% magnitude. The full list can be found here, and some highlights are noted below:

6 towns starting with "Adam" in the name (Adams, Adams Center, Adamsville, etc). Adam was the first man; 6 is the number of man.

Advance, IN

Alert, OH

Angelica, NY

5 towns called Antioch. Antioch is where we were first called Christians; it was also one of the first places Jews and Gentiles came together in the Body of Christ. 5 is the number of grace; we're in the Age of Grace at the tail end of the Church Age.

Arkadelphia, AR (combination of "Arkansas" and "Philadelphia")

Arkwright, NY

Bethany, IN

2 towns called Bethany

2 towns called Bethlehem

Boaz, IL

Branch, AR

Canaan, VT

Champion, NY

Champion Heights, OH

2 towns called Christiansburg

4 towns called Corinth (think 1 Cor. 15:51–53)

Crete, IN (Acts 27)

3 towns called Cross Roads

Crossville, IL

Crown Point, NY

Crystal City, TX

Cyclone, IN

Damascus, AR

Dawn, OH

Daylight, IN

Domino, TX

2 towns called Eagle

Eagle Bay, NY

Eagle Pass, TX

4 towns called Eden; Eden had the four rivers...

Edom, TX

Egyptian Hills, IL (in the Little Egypt region, as noted by many)

Eminence, MO

Enoch, TX ("Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.")

Enochsburg, IN

Eulogy, TX

Exchange, MO

Fair Haven, NY (Acts 27:8)

Fishers, NY ("Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.")

Fishers Landing, NY

Fort Branch, IN (Isa. 4:2; 11:1; Zech. 6:12)

Freedom, OH ("It is for freedom that Christ has set us free...")

Gabriels, NY

Galatia, IL

Galilee, NY (Isa. 9:1–2)

Garland, TX (Note "garland" is a better translation of many instances of "crown" in Revelation)

Godley, TX

Halfway, IL

Harper, TX

Heavener, OK (Are you heaven-bound?)

Herald, IL

Herod, IL

Hideaway, TX (I have driven through here many times)

Highgate, VT

5 towns starting with "Hope" in the name (Hope, Hopewell, etc; 5 is the number of grace)

Jacob, IL

3 towns called Jericho

Jonah, TX

Joppa, TX (Acts 9:36–43)

2 towns called Jordan (crossing into the Promised Land)

Joshua, TX

Junction, IL

King, IN

Lamb, IL

Lebanon, IN

Lordstown, OH

Mesopotamia, OH

Midway, IL

Moriah, NY

2 towns called Mt. Carmel

Mt. Moriah, AR

Mt. Tabor, IN

Mt. Victory, OH

Mt. Zion, IN ("But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem.")

2 towns called New Haven (Heaven is the new haven of the Saints!)

3 towns called New Hope

Nimrod, AR

2 towns called Nineveh

Olive Branch, IL (the wild and natural joined together: Rom. 11)

Omega, IL ("I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.")

3 towns called Palestine

Paradise, IN

2 towns called Philadelphia (Rev. 3:8–10)

Poetry, TX (it's written in the stars!)

Rapture, IN

Retreat, IN

3 towns called Rising Sun (Mal. 4:2)

Samaria, IN

San Gabriel, TX

Sardis, AR

Shepherd, IN

Shiloh, OH

2 towns called Smyrna

Snake Run, IN (yes he will!)

2 towns called St. John

2 towns called St. Joseph

2 towns called St. Mary

St. Paul, IN

St. Peter, IN

Star, TX ("a star shall come forth out of Jacob...")

Story, TX ("it is written...")

2 Temples

Trinidad, TX (Spanish for "Trinity")

Trinity, IN

Utopia, TX ("This world is not my home, I'm just a-passing through...")

Victor, AR ("To the one who is victorious...")

Victoria, IN

2 towns called Victory

Waycross, IN

Welcome, AR

3 towns called White Rock (Rev. 2:17)

Winter Haven, TX (Acts 27:12)

Wise, TX

Wonderview, AR (yes it will be!)

Zion, MO

And now... for the big one: There are NINE SALEMS (two Jerusalems and seven Salems proper):

Jerusalem, AR

New Jerusalem, OH

New Salem, KY

North Salem, IN

Salem, AR

Salem, IN

Salem, IN #2

Salem, KY

West Salem, IL

In the immediate vicinity of Rapture, Indiana quite a story is told as well:

Now, the very first place on earth to see the eclipse will be Isla Socorro. "Socorro" is Spanish and Portuguese for "help," "relief," or "aid." Our help is on the way! The small island's highest point is Mount Evermann at 3,770 feet above sea level. Strong's 3770 is the adjectival form of ouranos ("heaven"), and thus means "heavenly," "in heaven," "belonging to heaven," "from heaven," etc.

The very first place on the North American mainland to see the eclipse is La Piedra, Mexico. La Piedra means "the stone." "La piedra" is the exact phrase used in the various gospel accounts of the stone being rolled away from Jesus' tomb when He rose again (see Lk. 24:2 in Spanish here or Mt. 28:2 here).

The very last towns on earth to see the eclipse, all in Newfoundland, tell an equally amazing story. See below.

The eclipse of course occurs on April 8th (4/8). Consider Exodus 4:8 as an intriguing parallel and foreshadowing:

Then the Lord said, 'If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign [GASE 2017+R12S], they may believe the second [GASE 2024].'

According to this article, the maximum duration of totality of the upcoming eclipse is 4 minutes and 28 seconds, which is substantially longer than the 2017 eclipse's totality. Consider Jeremiah 4:28:

Therefore the earth will mourn and the heavens above grow dark, because I have spoken and will not relent, I have decided and will not turn back. (NIV)

Moreover, totality in Rapture, Indiana ends at 3:20 PM. Consider Revelation 3:20:

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock.

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  1. THANK YOU! Thanks for all the links to the other articles. This article can be sent to friends, including unbelievers, because it is quite comprehensive. I will read this again and again. An encouragement to continue looking up! But not for long!! :) :)

    1. Most welcome, Phil! Thank you for taking the time to read. I just finished some edits and additions.

  2. Great article Gary I always look forward to the new posts on Unsealed. They are always an inspiration for those of us looking to the "blessed hope" thank you.

  3. I don't know how you do it, Gary. It's a truly remarkable time and you've pulled all these details together so well. May our Lord come soon. Maranatha!

  4. Thank you for the time to research and write this article. Over the past 20 years of me waiting and watching for Christ's return, this certainly seems the most convincing. That being said, are we taking too much of a US centric view of the rapture?

    1. I don't think it is a too much of US centric view of the rapture as God Himself is putting a sign on the US with these solar eclipses of 2017, 2023 and 2024. Strangely the themes of both judgment and rapture keep coming up not only by the solar eclipse but also by these movies being released and the same time. I think there appears to be a divine judgement with towns like Jonah, Nineveh, Rapture, and Noah's Ark replica, etc all in the path of the eclipse. Also, I remember there was something about "little Egypt" and exodus right where the two solar eclipses cross. All this is being confirmed by what other end-time prophets, like Phillip Barnett, have shared concerning judgement and rapture.

    2. Thank you, brother! Your question is a good one. I imagine the Lord is speaking in many ways to those in other countries as well, but it's telling that there's only one town called Rapture in the world and the U.S. is the world's most culturally, militarily, and economically powerful country on earth. It's the head of the Gentiles so to speak, so makes sense a big message might be made here.

    3. I would have to add to the answer of your question by saying it's quite unreasonable and shortsighted for the body of Christ as a whole to be too Israel centered. The evidence suggests that America is connected to the prophecy of the Vineyard in Matthew 21. So, no, it's not too America centric at all. America is a vital piece of the end times prophetic puzzle when it comes to guaging the general timing of the Rapture. The Matthew 21 Vineyard has to do with the function of the Church and the fullness of the Gentiles at the end of the age. America is indeed the nation that God has been working through from its beginning to bring about the fulfillment of that prophecy. Remember, it's not Israel that is spreading forth the gospel message to the nations of the earth. It's been mainly America. Therefore, you have to keep an eye on this nation in addition to other parts of the puzzle. Not just Israel.

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  5. I am also always looking for new articles here on Unsealed and I have to read it no matter how tired I am. This one is again encouraging my soul that the time is near, could it be this year? We really hope so.

  6. An Observation

    Thinking about the expected nova event in the Northern Crown I plotted the state of the heavens on May 23, 2024 with T Coronae Borealis highlighted. The "Blaze Star", as it's known" stands over the head of the serpent of Ophiuchus which is a separate constellation known as Serpens Caput. This constellation is one of two that are divided in half (head and tail) with Serpens Cauda being the tail.

    You may recall that when Venus, the bright morning star, transited to from evening to morning star it "stood" on the head of Hydra for many weeks before following the Sun.

    On May 23rd the full moon will be in Scorpius, as will the Earth when seen from the Sun and Bethlehem Star. The Blaze Star will be right there with us and who knows? Shining brightly?!

    We will soon see...

    Blessings to you and yours this Easter!


  7. IT'll SHINE when it SHINES

  8. Back at the end of July of last year I had written a couple blogs entries about this coming with the focus being on how the New Madrid Seismic Zone also mimics an incomplete "X" in the same fashion and orientation of the crossing eclipses.

    As though... An unseen hand was in the process of writing that "X" in the same directions as the paths of the eclipses crossing the land over the period of time they transit.

    Think "Belshazzar and the writing on the Wall"...

    on the 29th:


    and the follow up concerning Aleph Tav, on the 30th:


    1. Awesome stuff!! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I found a great resource everyone should bookmark. Custom Google map showing the exact eclipse path.


  10. There is a quite interesting video floating around somewhere that points out the fact that if you take the first letters of all the states that the 2017 eclipse crossed over, it was spells out the words "I am coming soon." Someone on Revelation 12 Daily posted the link.

    1. Corey, I watched that too, but can't remember now who it was. The cities in the April 8 eclipse path spell out (with some doubling up) I AM THAT I AM.

      Indeed. He is, He is coming soon, and He is I AM.

    2. Yes, as I recall, the premise of the message between the two eclipses was that the 2017 eclipse was a message for the Church while the upcoming April 8 eclipse is for national Israel.

      Actually, here is the link. Found it.

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  12. For those who may have heard by now, the Francis Scott Key bridge has collapsed this morning as a result of a cargo ship collision. Here is where it gets prophetically interesting (and sobering).

    It was just "7" days ago when I published my latest article on the Exodus 24 omen. In the article, I started off with a commentary about Francis Scott Key and the national anthem that he wrote. 🧐


    In reading through some of the details of this breaking story, I have noticed a conspicuous detail that would seem to give us a connection to 1948 - the year Israel was reestablished as a nation. And of course, the upcoming 2nd American eclipse is in the "4th" month (April) of the year on day "8" (48).

    It turns out that "7" people are missing and/or killed. That number may change of course, but right now, that's the figure.

    Further, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Matthew West said the 948-foot Singapore-flagged cargo ship Dali struck the bridge at approximately 1:20 a.m.

    First, notice the length of the ship - 948 ... as in 1948. So where would the number 1 be in this story if it is an omen of judgment for the world? Answer: the ship struck the bridge at 1:20 a.m. Furthermore, 1:20 a.m. is the same time that the Titanic struck the iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912 (there's your 1948 in full). Atlantic time at the Titanic iceberg collision was 2:20, but Baltimore time, the location of the bridge disaster, was 1:20 a.m. when Titanic struck the iceberg. Atlantic Time is one hour ahead of Baltimore time (Eastern time).

    Furthermore, "4" response boats were deployed to aid in the disaster. The Hebrew letter that represents a door is the dalet - which has a numerical value of "4" - as in Revelation 4:1 and its typology of the Rapture.

    1. This is 13 days before the eclipse. The U.S. started as 13 colonies.

    2. That is quite telling. Looks like this whole puzzle piece of America and the eclipse is growing some fangs of legitimacy.

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    4. Looks like we can probably dispose of any Titanic timing connection with the Baltimore bridge incident. An initial report that I read said that it struck at 1:20, but in seeing an actual time stamp video of the collision time, it turns out to be at 1:28 a.m. Just 8 minutes difference, but nonethelessless not as significant as initially thought as far as the correlation with the Titanic. Although the approximate time of the two events is still somewhat notable. The big omen still remains the collision of the ship with the Key bridge itself, the length of the ship (948), the date of the eclipse and the 13 days before the eclipse though.

  13. Everyone, check out the addendum added to this article. Could help your research.

  14. Hi Gary

    Signs, Signs, Signs

    The Rapture was never supposed to be hidden only reveled in its time.
    Traditions have clouded that revelation though.
    "The Rapture is eminent", "Can't know the day or hour".

    Traditions makes void the word of God.

    God picked Paul to reveal the Church in its time. Mathew 24 is to a Jewish audience no mention of the Church there.

    Jesus fulfilled all the Jonah signs for the Jews, and Paul tells us the Feasts of the Jews are shadows of things to come for the Church.

    So what's my point?
    The resurrection and "those who rose with Him" First Fruits the promise of the full harvest yet to come.
    Then and a 40 day warning before the full harvest Ascension Rapture yet to come.

    John 2:19 The Jews therefore answered and said to Him, "What sign do You show to us, seeing that You do these things?" Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

    Mathew 12:39-40 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered Him, saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you." But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign shall be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet; for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. "

    16:3 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Him asked Him to show them a sign from heaven. But He answered and said to them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.' "And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?

  15. 27:51-52 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
    And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

    And as the crowds were increasing, He began to say, "This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign shall be given to it but the sign of Jonah.

    11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
    For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

    1:3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

    2:16-17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
    Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

    1 Corinthians
    15:51-52 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    1 Thessalonians
    2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

    3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

    4:13-17 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

  16. Easter is really "First Fruits"
    The catholics have it wrong this year, sometimes they get it right though.

    Now, the Feast of First Fruits, the promise of the full harvest yet to come was a feast that was held on the first day of the week, Sunday, after the first Sabbath, Saturday, after the first day of Passover, which could be on any day of the week, because it was always on the 14th day of the month. Keep in mind that the Jewish day begins and ends at sundown. So the beginning of the first day of the week, Sunday, begins at sundown on Saturday night. In Hebrew, the word for dusk and dawn is the same, as they occur at the same moment.

    1. ...and first fruits differs between Pharisee and Essene understanding of Torah.

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    1. Returning to complete this posting soon with corrected information

  18. Sorry that I had to delete that first attempt but my eagerness to share was overcome with the demands of my schedule so one more time...


    Monday, March 25, 2024 (Adar II, 14) at 07:12 (UTC) the micro-full moon experienced a Penumbral eclipse. This is not a full blood moon, rather the moon was in the Earth's outer shadow region. The eclipse occurred in the woman, Virgo and extended into Shushan Purim. Remember, this eclipse occurred in Virgo and when you think of Virgo you should also remember the woman of (Revelation 12) and her true identity.



    The United Nations voted on March 25th to call for a cease-fire in the Gaza/Israel war and the immediate release of all hostages. The United States allowed the UN Security Council to pass the resolution by abstaining from voting. The US had previously vetoed such resolutions in support of Israel. This has widened the rift in US/Israeli relations.

    Will there be repercussions for the US decision?


    Our hearts go out to the families of the lost when the Singapore flagged MV Dali struck the Francis Key Scott Bridge in entry to Baltimore Harbor. Everything I share here is tempered with our sorrow at their loss.

    The name "Dali" was one of the first things I looked into on learning of this incident. Dali is a feminine name meaning "Drawn up of God" or "Drawn towards God".

    The bridge itself was named after the author of what became the national anthem of the United States. The poem Francis Scott Key wrote was penned after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore harbour -- an assault that began with the movement of Royal Navy units toward the fort and city on September 11, 1814. (Note the date)

    Collapse. A common theme spanning from the Twin Towers to the Francis Scott Key Bridge? (No pun intended). Collapse, as in the coming collapse of America and the world at large as we have known it on the advent of the harpazo? The *Dali* of the bride of Christ?

    September 11, 3 BC is the day many, myself included, believe that Christ was born. The day that Jupiter finished a triple conjunction of the king star (Regulus) on what the Civil calendar marks as Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets).

    On the morning of Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 1:24 AM (Eastern), the MV Dali was being carried by the waters of the Patapsco River toward the moment the Key Bridge would fall. The day that the United States voted against Israel fell on the day Israel remembers the victory over their enemies. It is also the day that the prophet Ezekiel prophesied against Egypt predicting their downfall. Egypt is (G124) in Greek Concordance.

    Thirteen days from the fateful collision is the day that the Great American Solar Eclipse 2.0 will intersect the path of the Great American Solar Eclipse 1.0 over the regions of Southern Illinois known as "Little Egypt". The town in the cross-hairs of that convergence is Carbondale, IL. (NOTE: Carbon is the sixth element of the Periodic Table).

    What's so interesting about 13 days? Thirteen is half the value of the number of the Name of the LORD, "יהוה". Did you know that Baltimore is the 13th largest sea port in the United States?



      Pin-points? It's possible. All things are possible with God.

      Given the season we're living in I would not be surprised that this is a warning. The assault on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 was a defining moment for the United States. The shadows cast by these threads: the moon cast into shadows, Purim, the fall of Egypt, the woman, stepping away from Israel, Dali, 9/11, downfall and collapse as well as the cutting off of the 13th largest port in the US (ie, cutting off of America) and one cannot wonder if there is a Divine message in the events of this week.

      I am certain of one fact. Jesus is coming and He is coming soon! Nothing can or will change that fact. May this fact be a source of Joy for you today, and may that Joy be the basis for your daily happiness!

      Stay awake, keep His Word and do not deny His Name. His Name is Jesus and His Word is Christ!



    2. Please forgive the typos including "Francis Scott Key" not "Francis Key Scott". I miss the old days when you could easily proof comments before posting them. Proof readers untie!

    3. Concerning Shushan Purim and the reference to Ezekiel, see Monday, March 25, 2024 on Chabad.org,

      "Ezekiel Foretells the Downfall of Israel's Enemies (421 BCE)
      On this date, in the year following the Holy Temple’s destruction, G‑d tells Ezekiel to take up a lamentation for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and for the Jewish nation’s other enemies, foretelling their ultimate downfall."

      Strong's (G124) "Egypt" and the year of Ezekiel's lamentation for Egypt in 421 BC and the time of looming destruction at 1:24 AM in Baltimore are potential pieces of a puzzle that I find hard to ignore.

    4. I did it again, Strong's (G124) should be "Egyptian". Sigh....

    5. An added detail,

      Video shows what happened right before ship hit bridge. Note at the :45 second mark of the video,

      "Shortly before it veers off course at 1:24 AM, we see here the ship's lights going out before coming back on seconds later."

      That's a firm connection of the time 1:24 AM to the event and an interesting possible connection to Ezekiel on 14 Adar II in 421 AD (downfall of Egypt prophecy) and Strong's (G124) "Egyptian".

  19. To understand how God projects His intention for the Jews, into the landscape of the Church, which was grafted onto the root of their tree, Abraham, to receive the full benefit of His grace, in their place, ( not there replacement ) as a reward for their trust in His word, is what it is to understand Substance and Shadow

    We must narrow our focus to the whole landscape of the Messiah, and how it’s reflection in the Feast of First Fruits reveals the landscape of the birth and completion of Christianity at the Rapture.

    Paul’s teaching on the Rapture is part of Paul’s teaching about the Church to the first converts. It s already recorded in scripture. There is nothing new. It’s part and parcel to the revelation of the Church. That’s easily seen as we reach the point of grasping the understanding that Paul is conveying to us in his teachings.

    Remember, Jonah paints a picture of the Messiah, and when we examine the scenes that develop His landscape, we come to the scene that corresponds to the feast of First Fruits.

    The feast of First Fruits is God’s set time of the promise of the full harvest yet to come.
    These set times of the Jews were cast as shadows of things to come for the Church, and that the substance casting the shadow is Jesus.

    The set time of First Fruits lasted fifty days and ended on Pentecost. The events concerning Jesus the Messiah that occur during that set time of fifty days are the shadows that are cast into the future of the Church.

    Shall I continue?

  20. More added:

    The April 8, 2024 eclipse comes exactly 7 years, 7 months, 7 days (2,777 days) after an annular solar eclipse across Africa on September 1, 2016; and counting inclusively, exactly 7 years, 7 months, 7 days (2,777 days) following the April 8th eclipse lands on the day of a total solar eclipse over Central America. To top it off, next month's eclipse falls exactly 6 years, 6 months, 6 weeks, 6 days after the first Great American Solar Eclipse, and Good Friday this year comes exactly 6 years, 6 months, 6 days after the Revelation 12 Sign and is an inverse/bookend (9/23 vs. 3/29).

  21. Gary,

    I may suggest adding Carbondale, IL to the list of towns. It is in the cross-hairs of both eclipses and named for the sixth (6th) element on the Periodic Table. The stuff we're made of from the sixth day of Creation!

    Grace and peace to you and yours this Easter Season!

    1. Very interesting! It's almost overwhelming how many connections are being found.

  22. In all the modern world, the US is the only prominent country that can claim to be founded by the people of the New Testament, and for the people of the New Testament. And on a rare occasion, you could almost believe that it still tries to stand on the principles of the New Testament. I can't imagine a better spot for a prophetic New Testament signal.

    Is it a coincidence that, in the end times, the largest group of self-determinant Christians in the world also live in the country with the most foreign enemies and least supportive allies? Or that, of all the nations, it comes closest to the title of Mystery Babylon? Or that the US is the one country that no one believes to be on the ascendant, in the running for King of the East, or even in the same half of the globe as the AntiChrist's future kingdoms and hegemonies? Or that it is, by far, the population most directly responsible for backing God's chosen people, from Columbus saving Jews during the Spanish Inquisition, and up to a US president saving a new Israeli state in the 1948 war? And, therefore, the one country that might lay claim to "restrainer?"

    If the time of Jacob's trouble is all about the Jews condemned to remain after a PreTribulation Rapture, then why would anyone expect our Lord to send the signs of the New Testament to a Jewish population that would not be reading and interpreting it? They would not have been looking at the Revelation 12 sign, either, and the fact that this eclipse is NOT a clear and present Israeli event points all the more to the jealousy that nation was meant to experience as another bride takes its place.

    That's assuming that the eclipse has any real prophetic significance. Which I have to believe it does.


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  24. I don't really have time right now to research it further, but I recently saw an interesting video and graphic referring to a large fault line discovered a few decades ago, running directly from Montana to the New Madrid fault.

    It almost perfectly follows the "X" of the two solar eclipses.

    Here is a quick and rudimentary link . . .


    Maybe one of you will have the time to check it out. I'm sorry that I can't at the moment.


  25. https://www.catholic.org/news/green/story.php?id=69641

    One more reference. God bless you all on this very special weekend.


  26. One last thing. lol.

    On Lyn's site, she references the planetary alignment that's going on alongside the eclipse. And the increased gravitational tug that will add to that of the super moon. Don't forget the "Devil Comet" that makes its appearance on the same day as the eclipse, as well. Apparently, it may be possible for some to even see this "horned" comet with the naked eye. However unlikely. Crazy stuff, but very interesting times to live in.


  27. Really an excellent article Gary, and an awesome addendum. The signs are overwhelming. Too many to contemplate. I can't wait. I can't imagine this could happen anywhere other than in the USA.

  28. At https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/donald-tusk-europe-war-russia-poland-ukraine-b2520801.html "It feels like 1939 again in Europe, says Poland’s Donald Tusk".

    Is this threat of war between Russia and Europe the main reason for forming the 10-nation European Revived Roman Empire from which the antichrist will emerge?

    1. See also "Donald Tusk: ‘We are in a pre-war era. I don’t exaggerate’" at https://english.elpais.com/international/2024-03-29/donald-tusk-we-are-in-a-pre-war-era-i-dont-exaggerate.html

    2. Everything seems like a powder keg, just anticipating the removal of the Restrainer.

  29. Just saw that Rapture will have 3:51 of totality. (153 backwards!)

    1. I just saw 351 appear today in a count of those accepting Christ today through Passion City Church at the 11:45 service across all three campuses.

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  31. Happy Easter one and all. Since Christ is coming back again soon and it is Resurrection day officially, it is time to put a little smackdown on that 1988 fraud called radiocarbon dating. But only this time, let's let Jesus Himself give us His opinion of the cloth and it's image.

    Imagine hooking up some very accurate scientific equipment called ELF sensors that accurately measures hertz frequency. Then, imagine praying and asking Jesus if the image on the Shroud is His image. Then, imagine getting an answer back by Jesus Himself through these accurate scientific instruments. That is exactly what one man did in his quest to find out the truth about the Shroud of Turin. The answer He received was almost immediate.


  32. Happy Resurrection Day!!!

  33. With all that is converging on April 8's eclipse, especially NASA's APEP rockets and CERN cranking up again, by the Spirit I saw that on
    April 8 They are Summoning the gods for the Final Battle
    and then we fly!



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