|This website comprises the Abrahamic Expression of faith, which goes to the Jew and the Gentile, with a Messianic slant. I affirm the fullness of biblical truth, embracing the cross of Calvary. I reject Babylonian paganism in the church and the legalistic excesses of the Messianic Movement. This ministry has a distinct kingdom vision, identifying with God’s call and plan for the Jewish people. My position is pre-trib! Personally: I was saved in 1976 while working as a war correspondent, journalist, photographer, artist and environmentalist. My interest in Bible prophecy was instant. My calling came soon afterwards. It is to share this great drama, to stand watching and to glorify my God.|
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●Gaza is again erupting in conflict with Israel. More than 370 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel. Most were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence system, but some got through. The IDF has just hit 150 terror targets in Gaza. A ceasefire of sorts has just been reached, but generally don't last!
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
Edition 175 September 18th 2013
Please note that this news section deals only with news events, which have a Biblical or prophetic aspect to them.
►Peace Talks update:
Rumours that the talks had broken down are false. Kerry has just visited Jerusalem and confirmed that the talks are still on the go and on track. He re-affirmed their position that nothing will be revealed to the media as they go. Of course this means that when it’s all said and done and awaits signing it may be a shock to the world just how much of Israel’s heritage has been sacrificed to the devil. As said many times, these talks are of monumental importance especially in terms of timing.
►Some of the things in this edition I present to you as possibilities, within a fairly small time-margin of error.
In this edition I would like to look at many remarkable numbers, dates and other factors relating to the rapture, and the Second Coming.
I am going to present you with a few things we have touched on before, but most of this edition is new (and very exciting.)
As always I have to address the sceptics and critics. These are the ones who continuously say, “no one knows the time”. Their motivation is so that their world will carry on and on unhindered. (2 Peter 3:3-5)
Quite simply the Bible commands those with spiritual ears and eyes to “watch, be ready, to pray about them and to know the signs of the time.”
1 Thessalonians 5:1-4 “Of the times and seasons, you have no need that I write you, for you know perfectly that the day of the Lord comes as a thief (to the unbeliever). For when they (sceptics and scoffers) say peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them...but you brethren are not in darkness that this day should overtake you as a thief. You are children of the light...Let us not sleep as other do; but let us watch and be sober...for God has not appointed us to wrath but to obtain salvation (from the wrath)...”
So, here we have it! If you are one of the sceptics who says, “no one knows the time” the verse above says that sudden destruction will come upon you as you look for peace. You are in the darkness and will be hit like a thief in the night. Wrath is coming your way; you have sealed your own doom! It’s another story for those of the light, obeying the commands of God (in numerous other verses also) to watch and be ready.
To see and understand truth, you must love it otherwise God will send you strong delusion! (2 Thessalonians 2:11)
The terrible danger to befall the end-time scoffers, sceptics and those who criticise the watchers:
Jeremiah 6:10-15 “To whom shall I speak and give warning that they may hear? Their ear is uncircumcised and they cannot give heed. The word of the Lord is a reproach to them; they have no delight in it. Therefore I am full of the fury of the Lord...Their priests and prophets have healed the hurt of My people slightly saying ‘peace peace!’ when there is no peace...I also set watchmen over them saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet’, but they said, ‘we will not listen.’ (The following verses describe terrible and shocking judgments that come on these people.)
What an incredible portion of scripture this is! These verses relate to believers and unbelievers alike! These people want ‘peace, peace’ but they won’t listen to the watchmen and the trumpet-call of coming judgement. Unfortunately, the judgement is coming on the very scoffers and sceptics and on those who won’t listen to the watchmen!
“The wicked will not understand but the wise shall understand.” (Daniel 12:10)
Please do yourself a favour and separate yourself from the Christian scoffers and sceptics. The spirit behind them all is to bring you down into their worldly trap. Of course someone who is sceptical out of honest ignorance and who is open to our Lord is another story. (2 Peter 3:3-4)
If you return to this website you will find me always watching, and encouraging readers to be ready, while condemning the sceptics. That does not mean I will be right always on every detail.
There is always room for error, but I can’t not look and watch...it’s in my blood, besides I’m not prepared to pay the hefty price of not watching. (Ezekiel 33:8)
►I would like to highly commend and congratulate many other “watchers” who have been wrong in the past with some details, but in their humility continue to obey our great King and Messiah by continuing to watch. (Excluding the self-centred nutters and greedy thieves.)
Miracle numbers and dates:
Bible numbers have meanings associated with them. The meanings are derived from the context of the verses involved or other factors relating to the usage of that number in the Bible.
20 is the number of Biblical ‘waiting’ or ‘expectancy’, ‘redemption’. It is twice 10, which is the number of divine order.
50 is the number of ‘deliverance’, ‘Pentecost’ and the ‘Holy Spirit’. It is also the number of jubilee and therefore the number of freedom and ‘release from debt.’
70 is a Godly number being product of seven and ten. It is known as the number of ‘spiritual order’ and the ‘restoration of Israel’ and also the number of ‘prophetic completeness.’
100 is the number of ‘election’ and ‘promise’.
120 was the length of Moses life and the time Noah had to build the ark. It is also the number of all jubilees from Adam. It is the number of ‘divine appointment’. It is 3x40, 40 being the number of ‘testing’ and years wandering in the desert.
Now let’s look at some important historical dates in the life of Israel.
1897 saw the first Zionist congress. It was held to establish the foundation for a Jewish, Israeli state. This was where the Israeli Star of David flag was first flown, and their anthem first sung. This was the first “budding of the fig tree.”
1917 was the year of the Balfour Declaration. It was the next step in Israel’s independence. General Allenby conquered and took Jerusalem for the British, to be consolidated into Israel again later on.
1947 was the year of the UN’s partition plan and was the foundation for all the so-called “peace treaties” and attempts to use land for peace by dividing the land of Israel.
1948 was the official birth of Israel.
1967 was the Six Day war and the re-capture of Jerusalem by Israel.
Now let’s simply apply and add some of the numbers to the dates:
1897+50(deliverance) = 1947
1897+70(restoration) = 1967
1917+50(deliverance) = 1967
1897+120(testing) = 2017
NB: 2017 is the Hebrew year 5777. It changes to the year 5778 on Rosh Hashanah (21st September). So, to be accurate we should say 2017 / 2018.
●The Balfour Declaration in 1917 in which Israel was established was the 118thJubilee.
50 years (a jubilee) later brings us to 1967 and the Six Day War in which Jerusalem was reclaimed by Israel. This was the 119th jubilee.
50 years later brings us to 2017/ 2018 and the 120th jubilee.
A note on the jubilees: God did not count the jubilees during the time Israel was out of favour. This usage presumes a continuation of jubilees with no breaks. There are many differing views on the jubilees out there, so do not put too much weight on them.
As we see we have many things pointing towards 2017 on the Gregorian calendar as being important. What does this mean, if anything? When putting many other pieces of the puzzle together, this could be the time of mid-tribulation, or the beginning of the Great Tribulation. If so it would mean that the tribulation period begins in 2014, with the Second Advent in 2021.
If Rosh Hashanah is the next of the feats to be fulfilled, it will be fulfilled at the start of the tribulation and rapture. The next one is in 2014!
An astonishing timeline:
Now, according to Daniel’s prophecy of the seventy weeks the tribulation period will last seven Hebrew years or 2550 days (This includes Daniel’s extra 30 days. 1260+1290).If the Tribulation and rapture were to occur on Rosh Hashanah 2014 (Hebrew year 5775) then there must be 2550 days until the Second Coming in 2021. This count takes us to the Day of Atonement 2021. No other timelines fit!
If this timeline is right it would mean that Rosh Hashanah would be the next Feast of the Lord to be fulfilled, which will be at the tribulation start and rapture. The next would be the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur 2021 at the Second Coming, and the Feast of Tabernacles would then find it’s fulfilment at the start of the Millennium.
The normal view is that the three Fall (autumn) Feasts will be fulfilled this way: Rosh Hashanah fulfilled at the start of the tribulation. The Day of Atonement will be fulfilled at mid-tribulation and Tabernacles at the Second Advent.
However, what if the Day of Atonement is fulfilled at the Second Advent and Tabernacles at the start of the Millennium, which may not be on the same day as the Second Coming? This timeline and fulfilment pattern is quite possible and in fact quite probable! It’s a view worth considering.
Right now there are very many watchmen and end-analysts who are finding and discovering great truths. Amazingly most are very close to each other with the signs. At this stage we can’t be 100% sure on some of the finer details, but you had better sit up and take note that we are on borrowed time! God does things “decently and in order” with mathematical precision throughout history and each time He has warned ahead of time!
●If we were to ignore all of these numbers and dates completely, we could still come to a very real conclusion that we are in the end-time season, simply by looking at the other signs all around us.
For example we have the Arab Spring turning into the winter of discontent and ready to see dramatic Biblical prophetic fulfilment. We have the peace talks on the go now about to produce a deadly covenant next year. (See the previous edition for more).
The big world powers, Russia, the US, Iran, China are all involved in the Middle East already. They have been dragged in.
●There will be a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday October 8th 2014. This will be the Hebrew date Tishrei 14, which will be the eve of the Feast of Tabernacles. So, what’s the big deal about that? Well, the Rabbi’s see an eclipse on a feast-day as a “bad omen” for Israel.
The original word used is the Greek “Harpazo” (Strongs 726), which means to ‘seize, snatch or take by force’.
“Harpazo” is a short, instant, violent, powerful, forceful act. This must be the case since Satan is the god of this world (1 John5:19),and if anyone would be a resister of the rapture it would be him.
This is the word used in the “rapture” verses of 1Thessalonians 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout...then we who are alive and remain will be caught up (726)...”
This relates also to the “atomic second” in which the rapture takes place described in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.
Those who believe in a post-tribulation rapture believe it will take place at the Second Advent as part of it.
Here are some other verses where this same word ‘harpazo’ is used. It paints a picture that is nothing like the description of the Second Advent! The word itself is not found in the Second Coming verses. The description of the Second Advent is completely different indicating a slow descent from heaven, in the same manner as He left, all the way to the Mount of Olives.
Revelation 12:4 “...and she brought forth a man child (Yeshua) who will rule all nations with an iron rod, and her child (Yeshua) was caught up (Strongs 726) to heaven.”
Matthew 11:12 “...The violent take (726) the kingdom by force.”
John 6:15 “When Yeshua perceived that they would come and take (726) Him away by force(726)...He departed to the mountains.”
John 10:29 “...No man is able to pluck (726) them out of My Father’s hand.”
Jude 23 “Others save with fear, pulling (726) them out of the fire.”
These verses describe the ‘harpazo’, the same word we use for rapture. The word separates the coming FOR the Church and the coming WITH the Church at the Second Advent. They are not the same event! If the description of the word used makes the two events different, you’re going to have a problem proving a post-tribulation rapture!
Last-days types of the pre-tribulation rapture:
Noah: was saved above the flood of world judgment.
Noah: and his family went into the Ark seven days before God destroyed the evil world.
Enoch: was raptured before the flood of judgment.
Elijah: Ahab (a type of antichrist) and Jezebel (a type of the harlot church) tried to kill Elijah, but he was taken up into heaven in a whirlwind while God’s enemies were left in the whirlwind. (Jeremiah 23:19)
Lot: escaped the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah before the judgement fell. (Genesis 19:20-22.) We are to pray to be found worthy to escape. Lot’s wife didn’t want to give up the world, like many today.
Samson: took a Gentile bride. The wedding lasted seven years (Judges 14:1-3,12). This is a type of the seven-year period believers will be at their heavenly wedding. Samson gave his guests garments of fine linen. We are told we will receive garments of fine linen. (righteousness - Revelation 19:8)
Joseph: took a Gentile bride. After this his Jewish brethren suffered a seven - year famine, a type of the tribulation period.
The Shunammite woman: (a type of the Church) was protected from seven years of famine.
Joash: was hidden and saved from death for seven years after which he became an exalted ruler. (Genesis 40:14)
The wedding at Cana: It lasted 7 days, a type of the seven years when we will be at the marriage of the Lamb.
John the Apostle: Interestingly, when John received the Revelation, he was given God’s view of the Church in the first three chapters. He was then raptured into heaven to see and receive the rest of the Revelation. Chapter four begins the tribulation, so John was caught up just before that. The first thing John sees is the 24 elders, representing the Church in heaven before the tribulation begins.
If you are going to go with the “no one knows the day and hour” story, you can’t have an unknown day and a known day at the same time. Once the tribulation period begins its days are numbered right up to the last day which is also the Second Coming. So a post-tribulation view means you will know the day.
There is always a danger trying to make things fit our own beliefs. We must be radical in our study, belief and practice. Today, very few believers study their Bible and even fewer have any idea of end time events. Self-indulgence consumes them. They are therefore vulnerable to all manner of deceptions.
That said, we must be aware that the prophetic puzzle / picture is not complete yet. We still need to see a revised European Union which would need to include the eastern Islamic leg. We also need to see at least the foundations of a new one-world government. We must also see a peace deal with Israel ready to be signed / confirmed. The latter is on the go now, but the preceding two are not around yet. They all can come about quite quickly in the right circumstances.
Revelation 16:15 “Behold I am coming like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments lest he walk naked...”
Words fitly spoken to Israel:
Proverbs 25:11 “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold.” The apple of gold is symbolic of Israel. Here are words “fitly spoken to her.”
Israel you have known more wars and conflict than any other nation. You have known God’s favour, love and blessing more than any other nation in history. Your very survival is fulfilled prophecy and proof of God’s longsuffering, mercy and grace.
Your works are great and marvellous, the envy of many nations. You are set apart for monumental times in the near future.
But you need courage and strength like never before to face what Satan will throw at you. You have said of your tragedy under the savage Nazis – “never again”. Holocaust is coming your way again soon.
Like these Holocaust survivors in the image below, you will survive again and be the envy of every nation on earth. You will be gloriously triumphant. The Warrior of all Warriors will be with you. He will allow you to be punished for your rebellion. Dreadful regret will consume you, but with great, magnificent power our Lord will finally overthrow, defeat and destroy your enemies and He will use you as His own battle axe!
At the breath of God’s anger and wrath, terror will consume His and your enemies. On the wings of much destruction, wonderful eternal salvation is coming your way. You O Israel will rule and reign with your Messiah forever. Open your spiritual heart and eyes my brothers and sisters in waiting.
What you can do:
It is time to stand up and be counted with God. Are you going to stand with and participate with God’s very special end-time program? Are you going to stand with and for Israel in these days?
Even if you do this by mere identification and prayer you are on God’s side.
You must get rid of pagan, occult-rooted Babylonian practices in your life. You must cleanse yourself from the deadly errors of Christmas, Easter and the like. These and other evil doctrines like Replacement Theology all come from the same root. They WILL and ARE identifying the church of Babylon. The fence is rising higher even now and these issues are so important they will be the very issues of division between the impassable gulf and the road to heaven.
Revelation 19:7 “Let us be glad and give honour to Him for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready...” Do you think making yourself ready includes the worship of the sex-goddess Easter? Restoration means rejecting evil and replacing it with clean holy truth.
It is time to be watchful and alert. It is time to say goodbye to the scoffers. It is time to get ready and be ready for what lies ahead.
The consequences of not watching are monumental, severe and with possible eternal consequences. They will leave you an unholy, worldly Christian and set you on the wrong course. The consequences of watching are rewarding, fulfilling, righteous and holy.
Colossians 3:4 “When Christ who is our life appears; then you also will appear with him in glory.”
Daniel 7:18-22 “But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.”
Psalm 17:8-9 “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings, from the wicked and from deadly enemies.”
Psalm 17:15 “As for me I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.”
Psalm 31:20 “You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of man; You will keep them secretly in Your pavilion from the strife of tongues.”
I created this picture late at night. I placed the orchid on a mirror, sprayed it with water and left the shutter open for two minutes. I “painted” the subject with a little hand held torch, drawing the light numerous times upwards. That’s a representation of the rapture. (Okay I did say representation!)
Shalom and grow in grace!