Wednesday, February 6, 2013

3113 - Current Events and Israel

The Bible teaches that, as the home of God's chosen people, Israel is the central location for Biblical prophesy to come to fruition. From the desecration of the Temple to the battle of Armageddon, this small strip of land surrounded by its sworn enemies will be the center of the coming end times, culminating in Jesus return and the founding of a New Jerusalem. I mentioned before I am not so naive to believe America is the center of the world, but the power and influence this country exerts effects the entire planet, and its policies dealing with Israel. I list below just a few actions America has taken especially in the United Nations.

- On September 24, 2009, the president took the unprecedented step of presiding over a meeting of the UN Security Council. This is one month after his request to American rabbi to support his health care reform (see "The Desecration of the Temple"). The purpose of the meeting was to reinforce the restrictions on nuclear proliferation around the world. This in light of reports Iran had begun to develop nuclear weapons and threatened to obliterate Israel. Subsequent actions by the president indicated a reluctance to enact severe penalties upon Iran, even condemning Israel for its promise to defend itself at all cost.

- On April 19, 2010 , Ben Evansky reported:
 "The Obama administration is reportedly signaling another major shift in policy towards one of its staunchest allies, Israel, and this shift could change the way it votes at the Security Council. The change would mean an end to the US’ use of its veto power in the United Nations Security Council when certain anti-Israel resolutions are introduced for a vote. 
Reports surfaced a couple of weeks ago, that a senior US diplomat met with Qatar’s foreign minister in Paris. They discussed the possibility that the US was giving serious consideration to not using its veto if a vote on Israeli settlements was to come up. It has been the policy of successive administrations to veto virtually all anti-Israel resolutions at the Security Council.‪"
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- On May 19, 2011, Mark Landler and Steven Lee Myers reported:
"President Obama, seeking to capture a moment of epochal change in the Arab world, began a new effort on Thursday to break the stalemate in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, setting out a new starting point for negotiations on the region’s most intractable problem.
 A day before the arrival in Washington of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Mr. Obama declared that the prevailing borders before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war — adjusted to some degree to account for Israeli settlements in the West Bank — should be the basis of a deal. While the 1967 borders have long been viewed as the foundation for a peace agreement, Mr. Obama’s formula of land swaps to compensate for disputed territory created a new benchmark for a diplomatic solution."

- As of April 2012, 42% of all the resolutions and decisions critical of the human rights records of specific states ever adopted by the U.N. Human Rights Council have been directed at Israel. The scorecard was 44 resolutions against Israel and 61 resolutions directed at all of the other 192 UN members combined. And Council resolutions never even mention “Hamas.”

- The Human Rights Council has a permanent agenda governing every regular session composed of ten items, one reserved for criticizing Israel and one for “human rights situations that require the Council’s attention” anywhere else.

- 192 of 193 UN members meet in five regional groups before the Council’s public sessions to strategize and share information – Israel is the only UN state excluded. (note: John's Revelation prophesy includes a "ten" nation alliance, halfway there...)

- The Council has commissioned thirty reports condemning Israel alone. That’s compared to five specific reports on Syria’s executioners, three on Iran’s genocidal regime, and none on Council members like Saudi Arabia – which tyrannizes its entire female population, or China – which denies more than a billion people elementary freedoms. The reports damning Israel all follow the same pattern. Israel’s actions to defend itself combating rocket attacks from Gaza, preventing a Gaza port for Iranian arms, establishing checkpoints to deny terrorists a way in to Israel, targeting the rocket launchers and terrorist masterminds – all become violations of Palestinian rights. Israel is the villain and Palestinians are the victims from the outset.

And the list goes on.
 Recently, Israeli air strikes in neighboring Syria on a reported weapons convoy drew threats of retaliation from Syria, Lebanon, and Iran. Russia also issued a statement noting "grave concerns" over the attacks. Government discord in neighboring Egypt has destabilized the southern security of Israel. The Muslim Brotherhood led regime has often stated their intent to wipe Israel off the map...and America is supplying the money and arms to do so. These events are nearly identical to the rhetoric leading up to the Six Day War in 1967 ( A sidenote: many Muslims believe the end times will include the death of the one they believe to be the slaughterer of their people. Many believe that person to be Ariel Sharon, former Israeli Prime Minister and one of the commanders of Israeli forces since its inception in 1948. Sharon has been in a coma since 2006 after suffering a second stroke. His condition dramatically worsened shortly thereafter including blood infections, pneumonia, and a heart infection. In 2010, a hospital manager involved in Sharon's care said that he had no chance of recovery, adding that the instinct was to "provide hope and say that because he is alive there is a chance he will wake up, but this is never going to happen." The doctor stated that his brain was "the size of a grapefruit", and that "the part of the brain that keeps his body functioning, his vital organs, is intact, but beyond that, there is nothing, just fluid". In spite of these setbacks, Sharon still lives, even to the point that in January 2013 tests showed "significant brain activity" but no signs of awareness. Why has God kept him alive?

America began its abandonment of Israel in 2009, gradually allowing anti-Israel sentiment to permeate world affairs to such a degree that Israel is surrounded by enemies with no significant outside support in sight. 2009, the stage was set for The Beginning. The president now plans a visit to Israel in early March... 3113.

Next - Revelation Applied to Today

Thursday, January 31, 2013

3113 - Daniel's 70 Week Prophesy

We have seen so far that God intended for man to know when the endtime is near (3113, The Beginning), and a "pre-tribulation rapture" is not one of the events we Christians should expect as one of the signs (3113 - The Pre-Tribulation Rapture). We know that the many prophesies of Daniel, John (Revelation), and Jesus all point to the same period of time. There are many prophecies within this time period which also must be fulfilled, and will be shown in later posts. The identification of this time line is vital to understanding God's plan for Chapter 9 of the Book of Daniel is a most important guide to this understanding.

(Note: much of this information comes from Daniel's Timeline, a site I found while researching the "Seventy 'sevens'" Daniel spoke of in 9:24. Much of what God led me to is very similar to this individuals insight, therefore I will quote this information often.)

Daniel 9:24 “Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish[d] transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.
 We know that many biblical prophecies can be interpreted to represent various time periods. A common interpretation of this passage identifies the "Seventy 'sevens'" as meaning 70x7, or 490 years. Using this method and tying it to the destruction of the Temple and it's rebuilding in @ 440BC  calculates to @ 33AD, the year of Jesus resurrection. 

In the original Hebrew, Shabuwa is in plural form; meaning FeastS of Weeks rather than only one Feast of Weeks. This verse reads: “Seventy Shabuwas or Shavuots are determined.” Shavuot is one of the feasts call “The Feast of Weeks” ( known as Pentecost in the Christian churches). There is only one “Feast of Weeks” per year. To extend the clarity to the fullness of the verse, it literally reads, “Seventy Feasts of Weeks” (or 70 Yrs) are determined from some starting point unto God’s Rest. Also note that 70 years is the time allotted for a man's life on Earth in Psalms 90:10. Henceforth, 'sevens' and 'weeks' will be interpreted as 'years'.
24 “Seventy ‘sevens’[a] are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place."
a. Or ‘weeks’; also in verses 25 and 26

This is where God has led me.

The word weeks was translated from the Hebrew word Shabuwa meaning a period of Seven and also Feast of Weeks, one of the seven Feasts of the Lord:

SHABUWA (shaw-boo'-ah); Noun Masculine, Strong #: 7620:  seven, period of seven (days or years), heptad, week; Feast of Weeks (Shavuot)

Daniel goes on to tell us in verse 25: “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 
This statement used following verse 24 translates to seven in this instance; we know from scripture the Messiah will return before the Temple is restored; the result being 7+60+2 weeks = 69 weeks.
Continuing, Daniel is told from this same starting point (commandment to restore) the years will come and go until threescore score and 2 weeks have passed (62 yrs). Sometime after this 62yr period has passed, the sanctuary will be destroyed by the prince of the people (the antichrist). Notice the period left from the 62-year marker to the 69-year marker just happens to leave a remaining 7-year period: 
Daniel 9:26   "After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing.[g]The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.” The end of this 62 year period begins the seven years of Tribulation. In the midst of this 7 yr period two major things happen as recorded in verse 27; he, the antichrist, will cause the altar to be shut down and the abomination that makes Jerusalem desolate: Daniel 9:27 “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”  *The Temple DOES NOT have to be completely rebuilt to fulfill Dan 9:27 prophecy. If a corner stone is set, the court can be measured to establish the location of the altar. Then, with the altar up and operating, this prophecy is satisfied. This was the same procedure used to rebuild the Temple in ancient times too. The walls were restored AFTER the altar was operating. 

Jesus spoke of this prophesy at length in Matthew chapter 24. He also uses the parable of the fig tree (which also contains Jesus admonition for seeing the signs of His coming, 3113, The Beginning) and a generation that will not pass. The fig tree represents Israel. God determined that a man’s days should be threescore and ten, or seventy years (Psalms 90:10). Matthew 24:32-34  “Now learn a parable of the fig tree (Israel) When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves ye know that summer [is] nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation (ours) shall not pass (70 years), till all these things be fulfilled.” Taken as a whole, as Jesus taught His disciples the meaning of Daniel’s prophesy, that when the seventy year cycle begins and Israel is restored, that generation will not pass before the prophesy is fulfilled.
            The starting point, the restoration of Israel, is not difficult to determine. On November 29, 1947 (UN Resolution No. 181) created the State of Israel. The timeline can now be completed:
            1947: Israel restored
                        +62 years = 2009: Beginning Tribulation (Daniel 9:26)
                        +69 years = 2016: Messiah’s Return (Daniel 9:25)
                        +70 years = 2017: God’s Rest (Daniel 9:24)
This is the same timeline given to me by God in dreams February, 2012.

There are a few other interesting comparisons on Daniels Timeline, I quote:

To illustrate another example, we turn to Ezekiel. He was commanded by God to lie on his side for 390 days (one day for each year pertaining to the exile of Israel). God said He would give Israel 7 times punishment if they refused to obey. This gives a total of 2730 years (390 x 7). Israel was carried away captive to Assyria in 720 BCE. From 720 BCE, to 2730 years later brings us right back to the year 2010 as shown on the Daniel's Timeline.
Consider the Jubilee years (one Jubilee = 50 yrs)God said in Genesis that He would not strive with man forever because he is yet flesh, saying that man’s days shall be 120 years. (One Jubilee X 120 Jubilees = 6000 years)From Adam (around 4000BC) to the present day (2000 AD) also equals 6000 years. God told us in Psalms and in Peter that one day is as 1000-yrs. God creating everything in six days and resting on the seventh day, it is the same as to say, after six-1000 year days (or 6000yrs)He will also rest on the 7th-1000 year day (1000yrs)called the Millennium Rest.
The last three Jubilees were: 1867 (The final emancipation of the Jews in Austria and Hungry)1917 (The 400 yr Ottoman rule ended - Balfour Declaration), and 1967 (The Six Day War - Jerusalem was re-united); It's pretty easy to figure out the next Jubilee year (1967 + 50yrs = 2017). We are at this threshold today, approaching the 120 th Jubilee year (6000 yrs), the time of the restitution of all things.

On a side note I'd like to share a dream I had this past Sunday: Flying on the back of what felt like a plane, but going MUCH faster, I saw the most beautiful sky above and the brightest white clouds below which were perfectly aligned along the path of my flight. Even though what I flew on felt very solid, I could see through it and watched joyfully as the clouds sped by. The calm I felt was exhilarating! What felt like days passed, until for some reason I doubted the stability of what I flew on, it began to shake, banked hard right, and I began to fall off. I woke up panicked and very disappointed in myself for losing confidence in my ride and not reaching whatever destination lay ahead. Today I woke realizing I was on the back of an Angel experiencing the beauty of God until my faith wavered. I hope I get another chance soon...God willing!

Next: 3113 - Current Events

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

3113 - Pre-Tribulation Rapture

I have believed my entire life that at some point, when the coming of Christ is near, that the righteous in Christ would be "raptured" to Heaven before the beginning of the Tribulation, and those "left behind" would have to endure the seven years of the Anti-Christ's rule on Earth. I read the "Left Behind" series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins with fervor, multiple times. Then I asked God to guide me through the Bible to better understand these events. This is what He has shown me.

The Origin of Pre Tribulation Rapture
A Church of Scotland minister, named Edward Irving, was the first to preach the "rapture gospel."

Just how the "rapture" theory occurred to Irving is an intriguing facet of modern churchianity's history. Irving held some eccentric positions on the use of "spiritual" gifts, including speaking in tongues and prophesying. He contended that these gifts were for the present day "church", and had quite a few followers of his radical notions. However, when chaotic disturbances arose in Irving's services during the manifestations of these "gifts", the Church of Scotland took action, dismissing Irving from his position as minister in 1832.

The ultimate result of Irving's dismissal was the formation of the Catholic Apostolic Church, which still exists until this day. Irving's movement grew and became the basis of modern day Pentecostalism  The natural evolution of this movement has resulted in the recent emergence of the "Toronto Laughing Spirit" phenomenon which has seduced and mislead more than a few well-intentioned people.

However, in 1830 during one of Irving's sessions before his dismissal, a young Scottish girl, named Margaret MacDonald, fell into a "trance". After several hours of "vision" and "prophesying" she revealed that "Christ's" return would occur in two phases, not just one. "Christ" would first come visibly to only the righteous, then He would come a second time to execute wrath on the unrighteous in the nations.

This "secret rapture" was promoted by Irving claiming he, too, had heard a "voice" from heaven commanding him to teach it. (Some modern researchers submit that Irving's speculations of the "rapture were influenced by the Spanish Jesuit priest, Lacunza whose book Irving had translated in 1827 under the title, The coming of the Messiah in Glory and Majesty)

John Darby, an Englishman and pioneer of the "Plymouth Brethren" movement became caught up in the rapture philosophies of Irving. When Darby heard about Irving's activities, he traveled to Scotland to talk with Irving and his followers about the "secret rapture". It was Darby who became the master developer of "scriptural" arguments to support the theory/doctrine that evolved.

Darby's development of the "rapture" theory has since become widely popularized in Britain and finally in the U.S., largely as a result of Cyrus Scofield's notes in his Scofield Reference Bible.

I won’t dispute this young woman’s vision; I simply believe her timing is misinterpreted.
 Revelation 20:4-6 RSV - “They came to life, and reigned with Christ a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years."

Jesus teachings concerning the Rapture and its timing are present throughout the New Testament, all of them contradicting the pre tribulation rapture.

The Parable of the Weeds
Matthew  13:24-30 
24 "Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”

Matthew 13:41-42

41 "The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Matthew 24:37-41

37 "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. (Notice God left Noah on the ark and took the unrighteous.)"

Matthew 24:13-21

13 "but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."

Mark  13:11- 23
15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[a] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again." (Those righteous left will suffer "distress".)

John 17:15-16

15 "My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it."

Corinthians-1 15:51-53
 "Behold, I show 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: (This is when and only when there is anything at all like a rapture. It plainly says that it will be at the LAST trumpet angel which is at the end of tribulation on the Day of the Lord.) for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, (Seventh trumpet angel; *See Revelation 10:5-7 Cross Reference below)  and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality."

Revelation 10:5-7   
"And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, (The voice of the 7th angel and the last trump are one and the same.) when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be  finished, (The angel sounds at the finish, not the beginning.) as he hath declared to his servants the prophets."

Revelation 7:2-4

2 "Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel."

 Zephaniah 2:3
"Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger."  ( In order to be hidden in the day of the Lord's anger, the meek will have to be here.)       

We can see from Scripture that there will be only one rapture, that the righteous must endure to the end of Tribulation to see the glory of the second return of Christ. A pre tribulation rapture would actually require a third return of Christ of which He never speaks.

 Next I will begin to tie in the Book of Daniel to current events, and explain Daniel's 70 weeks.             

Friday, January 25, 2013

3113, The Beginning

I first spoke of this date in my blog in My Personal View of Current Events in March of last year. The original idea for applying Daniel to today is in my blog "Time Travel" from 2009. That post involved going backward using the Book of Daniel prophesies. Now let's move forward.
When taken together, God expects us to listen and watch for His signs and know when His judgement is near. Debate can be had as to knowing the "exact date", but I believe He told me as He told Noah.

I have never considered myself a prophet, just a simple servant of God doing my best to do His will. I have delayed publishing most of this for over a year struggling with the thought that it was not God's will, but mine. Lately, He has placed an overwhelming burden on my heart to share this with all who would listen. Originally intended to be a book, these posts are my notes, as every time I start to type the pages of the book I shake uncontrollably with excitement...more than normal...and cannot hit the right keys. Now it's too late for publication in book form.
I am not too gullible to believe the world revolves around the United States. Being "the most powerful nation on earth" headed by "the most powerful man on earth" we do have some influence. That said, events taking place today in the world, including America, point toward certain biblical prophesies that need discussion. Over the centuries many have believed the end of time was eminent, but I believe more evidence points at today than any other time in history, with more signs coinciding than ever. Their views were that of an apocalypse, mine is one of celebration!! This is my viewpoint. I will post segments over the next few weeks laying out in detail what I believe the Bible tells us about TODAY. Feel free to comment, but hear me out to the end, everything will tie together!

Many of Daniels prophesies came to him from God in dreams (prayerful). Studying the prophecies of Daniel over the last 4 years searching for the same knowledge God gave Daniel eluded me. Beginning in 2009, I tried desperately on my own to piece together the number of days Daniel spoke of concerning the Temple and the return of Christ and correlate them to today’s events. Nothing seemed to add up, bits and pieces would fall into place, but there were too many gaps left unfilled. In February of this year I received the same dream three nights in a row. The first night I was naturally somewhat skeptical, I hadn't read Daniel in several months. The second night was more vivid. The third night was chilling.

I awoke exhausted as though I had run a marathon. I told my wife that God had spoken again, this time with a date. I then began my study in earnest, researching, but mostly listening to the voice of God. The information I found was insightful. We will see that the beginning of the seven year Tribulation was in 2009. The mid-point of the seven year period would fall 3 ½ years later, sometime in 2013. The date I was given: March 1, 2013. Daniel chapter 12 gives a detailed account of what will happen at the time of Christ’s return:

“1 At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book —will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank. 6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?”
7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed. ”
8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?”
9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.
13 “As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance. ”

1.      Foresight:

 Our ability to know when then coming of the Lord will occur:

This is the most often quoted passage concerning our knowledge of the End Times:

Matthew 24:32-41 32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e] is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left."

This passage has been broken down into two separate ideas: first, 36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father." This leaves out the previous statement by Jesus that "33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e] is near, right at the door." Between the two Jesus interjects reference to His Earthly rule 35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away."

Note that Jesus teaches that we know how to read the signs of an oncoming summer. When the signs prophesied begin, that generation shall not pass away. When Heaven and earth will pass away only God knows (the end of His 1,000 year reign). Noah knew of things to come days before the flood. God told him. And as for the last, one man and one woman will be taken...the chaff...the other two left rule with Christ 1,000 years. Jesus taught that the good will be left until the harvest, and the evil sorted at that time:

Matthew 13:24-30 "24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’” 
(I will discuss this more in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture later)

More scripture to support these ideas:

      Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge"

      John 16:13 "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will show you things to come."
      Revelation 22:6  " And he said unto me, These sayings [are] faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done."

      Deuteronomy 29:29 "The secret [things belong] unto the LORD our God: but those [things which are] revealed [belong] unto us and to our children for ever, that [we] may do all the words of this law."

      John 14:26  " But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."

      Thessalonians-1 5:4-5   "But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness."


1. March 1, 2013 (3113) will begin the last 3 1/2 years of Tribulation, which started on July 5, 2009 (1,335 days backward); the start of John's seven bowls from Revelations beginning September 11, 2016 (1,290 days); culminating in Jesus return to establish his Millennial Kingdom October 26, 2016 (1,335 days forward). 
2. The 70 Year prophecy in Daniel 24 ties with the formation of Israel and the timing is the same; 62 years until the Messiah is cut off (2009), 69 years until the restoration of the Temple (2016, the period between is the seven years of Tribulation), 70 years until God's rest (2017). The number of years a man is allotted on this earth (one generation, "...This generation shall not pass...") is three score and ten, 70 years, in Psalms 90:10.
3. The current events happening in the United States, Israel, and the entire Middle East directly tie to the events of which the Bible speaks.

I do not fear this time, I rejoice that my children and grandchildren will see the Glory of Christ!

Next : The Pre-Tribulation Rapture

Friday, March 30, 2012

My Personal View of Current Events

I have long attempted to tie my study of Biblical prophesy to events we experience in everyday life. Lately, these events have led me to study extensively the teachings in the book of Daniel and the words Jesus gave us concerning his second coming. I do not consider myself a prophet, but I do know that God speaks to me, as He does to us all.

A Brief Bio

At the age of 25, shortly after the birth of my third child, I had just finished a moment of quiet private prayer before going to bed one evening. The room with the most brilliant light imaginable. I had to hide my face. Then a voice that shook me to my very core shouted, "Michael, it is time, I will have you go forth and do my work." I knew what that meant but I had no idea how to fulfill the mission.

I spoke to my Pastor the following day and we agreed I should begin seminary courses via correspondence through the Southern Baptist Convention. I found this wonderfully fulfilling, I filled pulpits around eastern Ohio, taught Sunday school, became a Deacon. When we moved to Columbus I continued my preaching whenever possible by filling pulpits and teaching Sunday school. However, I felt God leading me down another path, as though the "pulpit" was not where He needed me. I felt conflicted and became admittedly frustrated. My seminary courses fell by the wayside after 3 years, my Bible study became basically an argument between God and I; He was going to have to prove things to me. Fortunately, over the past 25 years, He has! He has shown me the work He intended me to do, I embrace it daily even though my stubbornness kept me away far too long.

The Present

Recently, I felt compelled by God in a dream three nights in a row ( I'm BIG on the 3 in a row thing) to renew my study of prophesy in the Book of Daniel. I half-heartedly poked at it in a blog post here in 2009: .
The date March 1, 2013 was constantly implanted in my mind, I wrote it down several times over the course of 5 days while reading Daniel. Then it struck me to apply the days of days Daniel spoke of concerning the desecration of the sacrifice in the Temple...1290 days. Going backward from March 1, 2013 to find the day that "the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up" (Dan. 12:11) results in August 19, 2009.

August 19, 2009

One month before the beginning of Rosh Hashana, President Barack Obama held a teleconference with about 1,000 Jewish rabbis asking them for their help in supporting his health care plan which would be headed for a battle in congress during the Jewish holiday. During this conference, the president quoted the Unetanneh Tokef , the prayer of Rosh Hashana: 
"On Rosh Hashana will be inscribed and on Yom Kippur will be sealed how many will pass from the earth and how many will be created; who will live and who will die; who will die at his predestined time and who before his time.”
 Notice, in asking for support from Jewish rabbis for his sweeping healthcare reform which pervades our freedom of control over our own choice to care for ourselves, he uses a reference from one of their prayers where God's people are praising HIM, rejoicing in HIS power to decide who lives and who dies, and when, and not one of them notices or takes offense!

Granted, these are American rabbis. However, not a single report from Israel came of this event. The most powerful man in the world, who I argue is a Muslim (facts I have in abundance), quotes only the reference in a prayer about "who will live and who will die" while drumming support for a socialist healthcare bill as though he were the one being praised in the prayer. That friends is an abomination! (or as I refer to it, an Obamanation)


I reference my thought on Obama's muslim faith. Here is a tidbit, although circumstantial; enlightening:

10 Quotes by Barack Obama about Islam

#1 "Islam has always been part of America"

#2 "we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities"

#3 "These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings."

#4 "America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings."

#5 "So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed"

#6 "Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality"

#7 "As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith."

#8 "I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month."

#9 "That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."

#10 "I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story."

     Pretty positive all the way through...

10 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity

#1 "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation"

#2 "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation."

#3 "Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?"

#4 "Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life."

#5 "The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they should recognize this wisdom in their politics."

#6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: "I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount."

#7 "I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. That’s just not part of my religious makeup."

#8 "Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths."

#9 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: "If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount."

#10 "I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people."

Does he sound like a Christian? I am not a judge, God will judge him. I have to live with him therefore I need to make a determination whether I trust his judgement to lead my nation. I pray God will give me wisdom to do so. This man speaks so clearly it seems God uses his voice to slap me upside the head!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Safety 3rd!

I am not gullible enough to believe I had seen all possible insults to the American people from Obutiknowimright, but, seriously? The decision was made to cut defense spending, it seems the dollars just aren't in the budget to maintain the safety and security of our nation, while those who live to see Americans die are beefing up and raising funds by the billions. 500,000 troops will no longer protect our freedoms, at home or abroad. Arguments can be made for either side of the issue, but the insult to you and I is that somehow enough money has been scrounged up to increase entitlement spending, especially "healthcare". Let's face it, tough decisions have to be made to put the budget back on track, cuts are necessary. So let's look at this chart.

Notice how the red and green keep going up...alot, and the others gradually fall. Protection and Defense spending drop almost as much as Healthcare and Pensions rise. I've got an idea how to cut Pensions; pay attention Congress; but that's another blog. Something to look forward to... when the bad guys come and do us harm, the government will take care of illegal immigrant medical bills and retired congressmen will still get paid. Relieved? Illegal aliens 1st, retired still-not-working-for-me politicians 2nd, your safety 3rd.

Then we have the Chevy Volt, manufactured by GM (Government Motors), and in effect already owned by every taxpayer. Did you get yours? Obutchangeisgood bailed the company out with our money, hopped in one of these cars touting it as the green saviour of the U.S. auto industry, and unleashed another Obamination. The thing catches fire, even weeks after an accident. Now we have to bring them all back, spend our money to fix them, and then convince ourselves to buy one. Can't afford it? Well we have a solution for that too. We subsidise your purchase with an $8,000 tax credit! Now all you need is the other $35,000. No problem.
Need-to-spend-a-trillion-dollars 1st, hurry up and look good 2nd, your safety 3rd.

On a more serious note, a navy SEAL in California is on life support today after holding a pistol he thought was unloaded to his head and pulling the trigger. The best training in the world will not save us from our own carelessness. Safety 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dear Eric

I understand you are somewhat upset that a few people may want you to resign your position as Attorney General of The United States because of your race. Let me see if I might clear this up a bit for you...

As Attorney General, you are charged to enforce the laws of this country. I hope you understood this when you swore the oath of office. Currently, selling mass quantities of firearms which knowingly will end up in the hands of drug cartels is not legal. You are tasked to prosecute those responsible for these acts. Instead, you chose to direct your subordinates to "encourage" such transactions contrary to the objections of the dealers selling the firearms in an effort to influence public opinion regarding gun control laws specifically aimed at limiting rights guaranteed us by the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Remember that piece of paper, mentioned in that oath, the "preserve, protect, and defend" part?

The American people trust you to enforce our laws, not change them at will. Your duty as such would now involve prosecuting any and all of your staff who knowingly took part in these illegal activities, and actively pursue any leads which may lead to the recovery of those firearms which may now be ILLEGALLY in the possession of criminals. To diminish any rights granted citizens the freedom to bear arms and LEGALLY defend themselves from the criminals YOU armed would be a travesty.

Now, let's review... you, top cop, enforce laws, defend constitution, protect citizens from criminals not arm them. Hmmmm, I believe if I presented the facts to someone who had lived in total seclusion for the last 50 years who had absolutely no knowledge of you, they would also call for your resignation. The color of your skin does not determine the makeup of your character, your actions have revealed yours.