"What do you think about
the peace proposal and about the rally for lack of a better word, scheduled
for Thursday 1-11-01"
I received that question from a
Watcher yesterday, and in answering it, I began to think about time and how
much of it is left. You might find what I was thinking interesting.
Thank you for your note.
Earlier today I wrote my
commentary on how I view the peace proposal, and the rally is just part of the
scene. An event within the landscape during the time leading to the eventual
peace. God's word of prophecy is the engine that's pulling the historical
events to their final destination. It will be as God said it will be. So, we
are stuck in the glue of time, as it moves across the landscape that was
painted centuries ago.
We are the people living in the
time of that centuries old prophecy. And, the prophecy tells the people of the
time everything they need to know about God's plan to be cognizant and
watchful as we begin to see the prelude events to the conclusion begin to
appear in time.
We have holy scripture that
defines our responsibilities at that time concerning our brothers and sisters.
And, we have holy scripture that points to the reality of the catching away,
and the warning sign that will precede it.
I think it's time for us to be
watching very closely - closer than ever before. We can't tell exactly, but
the "set" on the stage seems to be very precise, and that's what it
will take for the time to be THE time. That's why God wants us to watch, so we
see it coming.
The reason the Hebrews in Egypt
recognized Moses as their deliverer, was that they were aware of the prophecy
of a deliverer in the fourth generation, and they knew which generation they
were in, and they were watching for him.
The earth has been waiting
2,000 years for this time to come to pass. During that time the meaning of the
prophecies about the return of Christ are just as lost and misused and
mistranslated, as they were at the first coming. He was missed then, and
sadly, He will be missed again by many who never should have missed him.
How long do you think the
"set" on the stage can stay in the exact same place before it moves
on? The time window is narrow. The Messiah was cut off, resurrected and
returned back to His Devine self in a total of 43 days. For forty of those
days Jesus remained here on earth, and so did many of the dead that chose
Christ and raised after him, and then they went home together on the 43rd day.
They all rose on the feast of
First Fruits. That feast that is the promise of the full harvest yet to come.
Fulfilled by Christ and the saints that rose after him, as the fruits of the
first harvest become the promise of God to the Church, of the full harvest yet
to come, to be fulfilled by Christ, in keeping with the time He Himself set on
that Ascension day, as it's time, for it's fulfillment in a time when the
landscape of the end time prophecies is spilling onto the stage of history.
That's why and when the Rapture
will occur 40 days after First Fruits! But, there is still those risen saints
to account for. Who were they, and what did they do during those 40 days?
Well, I don't think they were walking around like movie zombies, scaring
people to death.
Now, Jesus was appearing to
people He knew, and showing them that He was alive and well. He had a point or
two to make, and He made them. I could imagine that those raised saints were
doing about the same thing. Probably explaining about what happened to them to
people they knew, and probably enough of a curiosity to be sought after, for a
look see, by friends of friends that they probably didn't know they had. Just
10 days after they went home with Jesus, it was Pentecost. Now we all know
what happened that day; 3,000 lined up to be baptized in Jesus in Jerusalem,
the place that just 5 weeks before they were screaming for His blood, while
they set the murderer Barabas free.
The meaning I get out of the
analysis of those days is that, first, there weren't very many of them. Now,
scripture says, many. Logic says that if there had been a real big bunch of
them, there would have been more than 3,000 lining up to get reborn.
Communications during the Roman rule in the first century was very good. They
could get a letter from Rome to any place in the Kingdom in a matter of a few
days. The gossip around a city the size of Jerusalem, especially so soon after
the crucifixion and the visitation of known dead, would have spread like
wildfire. Everyone for miles around would know of, or have heard tales of
living dead, who went with Jesus. But, no official information was available
to them, because Peter and the apostles were in hiding. Even after having seen
Jesus in the flesh again, risen, they still needed the visit by the Holy
Spirit before they understood their role.
So, now we have a visit by the
Holy Spirit, on Pentecost, who anoints in some way, those who are to carry the
message, the good news of Jesus, the Messiah. And, similarly, scripture tells
us that there will be two witnesses that will carry the message to the Jews,
of the return of Christ, which would begin on Pentecost, 10 days after the
Their first job will be to
point out to the Jews that the earthly deliverer they placed their faith in is
not exactly who he claims to be. And, the Bible says that you don't want to
mess with these guys. They only have to think about it, and you're dead! But,
that's after the Raptured are already watching this from heaven! In the mean
time, the trouble for the Jews has just begun.
What all this tells me is that
the Dead in Christ that rise will either be a small number, or only a small
number of them draw this earth patrol duty. Either way, they will be the
warning sign. And I suspect that it won't be much different than it was when
it happened in Jerusalem.
Now, since we know that the
peace can't be concluded because it's an after the Rapture event, the mere
existence of the Church stands in it's way. But it doesn't take long to get
them out of the way. Paul said that it would happen in the twinkling of an
eye. Now, an eye twinkles a lot faster than it bats, so you can imagine how
quickly it over. And, once it's over, it's over! The age is ended, the promise
is kept, and time on earth marches on.
I reviewed the movie,
"Left Behind", the other night (gets a 0). But, it left me wondering
who those people who were left behind, were praying to. And what was it that
they expected from those prayers. Those who are left behind, have seven years
of misery to live through, and if they make it, then welcome to the kingdom on
earth. Being a martyr is the only other door. Scripture says, "just as in
the days of Noah" . . . Once that ark's door closed, drowning was the
only other option. Do you see how serious it is to know when you are actually
in the time when this stuff comes to pass. When that door closes, there are no
good options left!
Stay awake, and wake up others.
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contain. We survive on what God gives us to make it, and God has given us you!
And you are a very special group! I don't think that many of you realize just
how special you are.
Consider that there is no one
else on earth that is preaching the Rapture in the way God has it being shown
to you. And, consider that God picked you, not me. You had to find us and then
hear us. Was that by chance? In these last days I don't put any stock in
chance. I've been doing this for too many years, and seen too much to ever
think that it's anything but God being in control.
He called us to this Ministry
over 20 years ago, with the sole purpose of watching the end time landscape of
the Middle east while time passed over it, until the day we could clearly see
that the stage was set and the days were short. That day was January 10, 1996,
and this word on the Rapture began it's journey then.
I've said many times, that I
teach prophecy for only one reason - to show that God's in control. And by
seeing his control that is demonstrated in the prophecies that are coming to
pass right before your very eyes, the understanding gained from that
experience makes it easier to understand God's way of communication and
through that gain the knowledge he as for us about our catching away, when
it's presented. Whether you believe it or not, you've been exposed, so it
won't take you like a thief in the night.
The people of Noah's time
watched him build that boat for a lot of years, but they all drowned anyway.
God was in control then, just like He is now. They all laughed at Noah's
explanation until it began to rain. But, God wanted them all dead, so he gave
them a strong delusion and they believed a lie, and were damned
In the case of the Rapture, God
wants you alive! In the case of Nineveh, God wanted them alive, so he gave
them a chance, and sent them a warning, given by a man who typified Christ,
for forty days, which caused them to repent and be saved. And then He gave
Jonah as the only sign of the Messiah.
Well, Christ is coming back.
With a two fold purpose. First to catch away His body, then on to fulfill the
remaining feasts of, Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles, for the Jews,
fulfilling His promise to them.
As I said, God wants you alive.
He demonstrates that by first raising all those who died in Him, back to life,
before He catches us away. God also wants the Jews & Tribes alive. That's
why He marks 144,000 of them and catches them away, and hides those who take
His WARNING and flee to the place prepared for them by God.
Now, what's His warning to
those people? Scripture says God gives them two witnesses. And, I imagine that
seeing their death and resurrection and ascension will play a major role in
their decision making. So, just like Nineveh, they get a warning.
So, there are warnings
throughout God's word, which tells us that when He wants someone alive, it's
in His plan, and He gives warnings. And well demonstrated is the fact that
those who heed the warning are alive because they did, and those who don't are
always un-alive, because they didn't!
Life and death is always the
issue. Our catching away is a life and death matter. Eternal Life and Eternal
Death. And God wants everyone alive. That means that God will have a Warning.
That's why He raises the dead in Christ first, so he has everyone alive. Then
in the twinkling of an eye, He snatches home His living body.
When this happened the first
time, it began on the feast of First Fruits, and ended forty days later at the
ascension, and 10 days later on Pentecost, the completion of the feast of
First Fruits, the word went forth with the new offering that Jesus was the
Messiah, and 3,000 rallied to Him on the first day.
During that forty days Jesus
and many of the dead that rose with Him were seen in the Holy City, alive.
Jesus spends the final days of His earthly existence, until He comes again,
appearing to people and giving them messages. Solidifying their faith and
promising His return. And, amongst them in the Holy City were others who had
raised after Christ, carrying messages, indeed, being a message in themselves.
Then, at the appointed time, 40 days after they arose from their graves, they
all ascended to heaven.
Paul tells the Church that the
feasts of the Jews are but the shadows cast of things to come for them, but
that the substance of those shadows is Christ.
The day everyone rose was on
The feast of First Fruits, which to the Jews represents, the promise of the
full harvest yet to come. But as something to come, now promised to the
Church, it represents the Rapture. The promised full harvest. Before Christ,
the feast represented a promise. But, fulfilled in Christ it's a fact. Just
like when prophecy becomes history. It's done. The price is paid. The law and
the prophecies fulfilled. Now, on Pentecost, the end of First Fruits, it's a
time of a new offering of the completed product. And Jesus is offered as the
completed Messiah, having been born a man, fulfilled the laws and the
prophecy, and raised back to His divinity.
"And He came to His own,
and His own received Him not." So, the promise of the feasts, which
means, set times, are cast as shadows of things to come in the future for the
Church, with the caster of those shadows being Christ.
The whole landscape of the
catching away is painted in what occurred during those 50 days, beginning on
First Fruits, and bound directly to their meaning. Coincidence? I don't think
so. We say this book is God's word? Then this is God talking to us. And He's
using the same language that He's always used to talk to us.
Paul prophesies that the dead
in Christ will rise first. Then, in the twinkling of an eye all the living in
Christ will be caught away. We just looked at that with the original cast! Now
Paul, the one who called the feasts, shadows of things to come, is telling the
Thessalonian Church, that's what we can expect, in fact, that's how it will
happen. But Paul didn't know when. The timing for it was locked up in Daniel,
awaiting it's time.
So, when would be the best time
to expect the warning? Well, Jonah's warning was for forty days, and Jonah was
a type of Christ, and the issue was life or death, so I would expect it to
start forty days before the end. The end, the end of what? The world? - no,
the Church on earth. Well, when is that? When the events of Daniel's prophecy
of the 70 weeks are occurring in time.
Then will you know it's time
has come, and to watch closely for it. Watch closely for what? For the
warning. Because it will be given starting forty days before the end. That
forty days begins on First Fruits with the dead in Christ rising and ends with
the catching away. That's the fulfillment of the shadow cast by the promise of
First Fruits to the Church, the promise of the full harvest yet to come. But,
First Fruits doesn't end until Pentecost. And Pentecost is the time for a new
offering. So, with the Church gone, God begins again on Pentecost (the pivotal
feast once again) to preach Jesus and the Kingdom of God to the Jews with His
newly anointed last two witnesses, opening the way for the fulfillment of the
yet unfulfilled feasts of the law, Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles.
Now that Rapture landscape is
an event landscape that fits into the landscape of the End Times. The end
times, that is the seventieth week of Daniel, begins with the opening of the
first seal. Revelation describes the event as taking place in heaven, and
having the redeemed there to witness it. So, the event signified by the man on
the white horse, coming in peace, who comes riding onto the scene in
Revelation 6, cannot do that, make his appearance, while the Church is still
here on earth.
Paul told the Thessalonians
that as long as the Church was around, Revelation 6 could not come to pass.
Now Paul didn't know about Revelation 6, because there was no Revelation 6.
But what Paul knew about was an evil man of sin, the son of perdition. He
turns up again in Revelation 6, in his larval incarnation, as the man of
peace, wearing a crown given to him in honor, carrying an unloaded bow, riding
on a white horse, but turns into this bird that Paul saw later on. Any way,
that day, the day set for him to come riding out onto the stage of time, can't
come to pass while the Church is still on earth.
Those of you who have kept
abreast of the Mideast landscape as it pertains to prophecy, know that time
has moved along to a point in time where the critical issues of the prophecy
are nearing a decision. That decision bears directly on the timing for the
And because the Rapture happens
before that decision of peace is confirmed, and we know the Rapture landscape
begins on First Fruits and ends on Pentecost, with the Rapture occurring 40
days after First Fruits, just through the natural occurrence of the elements
of the landscape, the dead in Christ would rise, and many will be seen, and
these will be the forty days of warning that signals the end of the Church age
is at hand. Now, I've asked the question of myself, where will they be seen?
In the Holy City, as before? My thoughts are that since this is all directed
at the Church, I would think that they will be seen where Christians would
have the opportunity to see them. After all, these were Christian's, as they
are now Christ's at His coming.
And, I'm sure that the times
will be as Sir Isaac Newton predicted. As he foresaw the need for a body of
men to raise up in the end times to insist on a literal translation of the
prophecies. But, he also saw that body amid much clamor and opposition.
You folks are the folks that
are being called to be that body. We answered our call 20 years ago, and have
been the eyes on Mideast time ever since. We are like the sky watchers who are
looking for comets or asteroids that are headed our way. It may take years for
them to spot the one that they needed to see, but when they see it, they don't
keep it to them selves!
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