Saturday, July 02, 2011

Our Reaction to Events This Fall

A long one here. Pack a lunch before you start reading :-)

In less than 45 days the first of 3 comets will arrive to achieve close proximity with the earth. One of these comets named "ELE-nin" poses the most danger.

There are a number of issues associated with this incoming comet that go way beyond what I will write to you about today. Why would this writer bring this issue up on a Christian website?

At the same time that this brown dwarf star reaches close proximity with earth, two other events are occurring. The first is the fulfillment of Rev 12 in the skies above us. Watch this for details:

What does it mean when something straight out of the book of Revelation is taking place in the heavens above us today? I don't watching and ready maybe?

The second event this fall is the Feast of Trumpets/Rosh Hashanah which starts at sundown on 9/28 and goes through 9/30. Something to remember here is all the rapture related wording the Lord placed in the Bible pointing to the Feast of Trumpets. This writer has no idea when the Lord will return for us and he is not predicting a rapture this fall. What this writer is doing is watching in readiness because the Lord could come back for us any day now.

Destruction is a likely outcome that coincides with the arrival of this brown dwarf star and escape is the outcome of the rapture. Destruction and escape on the same day are the precise outcomes we see in the stories of Noah and Lot. On the day that Lot left Sodom, THEN destruction fell. On the day Noah entered the ark, THEN it began to rain. Notice with me that neither fire nor rain started until both Noah and Lot were physically removed from the danger zone. That is not speculation, that is biblical fact. People can try to twist and turn the stories of Noah and Lot until they are blue in the face but they cannot explain away the escape that occurred for both Noah and Lot. The bible tells us that it will be just like the days of Noah and Lot when He comes back for us.

Of times and dates I need not write to you. That's what Paul told us:

1 Thessalonians 5:1 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not ...

Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,

The Lord has stressed to this writer many times that "what" is going to happen is something we can be involved in through prayer and intercession etc. "How" and "when" things happen are the Lord's alone. The scripture listed above is proof of this, it has to do with "when" things will happen.

We are not talking about specific times and dates here for biblical events but do I think it is important to nail down a general time for the rapture, ie before the tribulation? Yes. Does the Lord bother to tell us when Lot left Sodom? Yes, before the fire and brimstone fell. Did the Lord bother to tell us when Noah entered the ark? Yes, before the flood. Has the Lord told us when the escape will be? Yes, before the time of Jacob's trouble and the tribulation.

All Christians experience tribulation in this life but not a single Christian that has ever lived has ever experienced "the" tribulation. Why? Because it hasn't started yet. Can you show me anywhere in the bible where we are told that the vast multitudes who have died "in Christ" in years past are somehow differentiated from those who are "in Christ" now? What do I mean?

Vast multitudes of Christians have lived their lives on this earth and did not/will not ever have to endure the tribulation. The apostles didn't go through it, the early church didn't go through it, so why exactly is it that today's true church "needs" to go through the tribulation? If yesterdays true church did not "need" to go through the tribulation, why would today's true church need to go through it?

The idea that the Bride of Christ on earth today "needs" to go through the tribulation, but the Bride of Christ that died in days past did not need to go through the tribulation is utterly ridiculous and unbiblical to the extreme. But that is what the "pre-wrath" and "post-trib" teachers and preachers would have us believe. They tell us that although multitudes died in Christ in years past, being right with the Lord when the died, somehow we are different that they are. Can you show me that in the bible? No, you cannot because its not in there.

The tribulation has a purpose, it is not some random event. What did God Almighty say the purpose of the tribulation is?

Daniel 9:24“Seventy ‘sevens’c are decreed for your people and your holy city to finishd 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.

The last "seven" is the tribulation week also known as the time of Jacob's trouble. Jacob's trouble? Why Jacob's trouble and not the church's trouble? Where do you see in the stated purpose of the tribulation week "purify the church?" It's not there is it? So for someone to put it there, they would have to be spinning lies and deceit would they not? If God did not say it, why are they saying it?

The pre-tribulation escape from all rapture of the church is a certainty. Listed along the right side of this blog are more than 20 articles that prove this point beyond any shadow of a doubt. The "other tribbers" have had their doctrine attacked in detail and found wanting on every single point yet they persist in their error. Why? What are some of the reasons for various rapture doctrines?

Few will be saved therefore few will be raptured. Was Noah and his family a few in his day? Yep. Was Lot and his family a few in his day? Yep. Matt 7:13“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Only a few will make it? I wish that wasn't so.

What does a few being raptured have to do with rapture timing? Revelation...what does revelation mean? It means a revealing, an uncovering, an understanding is given, things are revealed. The Lord is in the process of revealing truth in the world.

He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed

up and sealed until the time of the end.

The words were closed until the time of the end, at which time REVELATION will occur. So here's a question for you about the time of the end. Did the Lord reveal Noah's escape to the world around him or only to Noah? The world did not get the revelation of Noah's escape did they? Did the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah get the revelation of Lot's escape? Not they did not, they perished without any revelation of an escape. That brings us to today. Will the Lord give those who will go through the tribulation, the revelation of a pre-tribulation escape? Not if the experiences of Noah and Lot hold any predictive value.

What is being "revealed" to the "pre-wrath" and "post-tribulation" preachers and teachers? It is being revealed to them that they will be experiencing some or all of the tribulation. That is the revelation they have received and they are convinced of it. They are convinced that they will go through part or all of the tribulation and who are we to argue with them! But what a colossal error it is for them to preach their future to us.

Those who will participate in the pre-tribulation escape are being given a revelation of it. Those who will enter the seventieth week of Daniel also known as the tribulation or the time of Jacob's trouble are being given a revelation of it. Does that explain why each side of this debate is so convinced that they are right? Different groups, different revelation, different destinies.

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing
new under the sun


The pre-tribulation escape from all rapture of the Bride of Christ is an absolute certainty.

And, this has taken taken too long to get to but here is what I believe the Lord has impressed upon my spirit about the coming time of distress in this world:

Matt 6:25Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifeb?

I see these incoming space bodies and I expect them to result in some form or fashion of earthly destruction. This past week I went on a "news fast" to hear the Lord's voice. I see people stocking up year supplies of food and water, so I asked the Lord "Lord, am I supposed to buy all this stuff and head for the mountains next month?" I am willing and able to do this but the Lords instruction to me now is to stay put. What does that mean? When other people are "heading for the hills" and the Lord tells me to stay put there are a number of ways to interpret that. Have you noticed all the sports lockouts, and people like Glenn Beck ending his show, Oprah ended her show , and people in congress, and our 'beloved' treasury secretary retiring? Keep an eye out for people "retiring" these days. Where are they all going? I think I know, but the Lord has another word for some of us besides head for the hills.

Yes, I have some food and water and emergency supplies stocked up. Some, but not a years supply. I have asked the Lord before anything happens what I should do and the scripture above is what I was given in addition to some other ways the the Lord has traditionally communicated with me. That is what the Lord is saying to me today. I would highly encourage you to communicate with the Lord asap about what you should do. Each one of us has a very unique situation and circumstances. You must hear directly from the Lord to know what to do today.

Open your bible and consume the Word. Relax, trust the Lord. Ask, seek and knock and the door will be opened to you. Do not worry. not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

What a beautiful answer from a loving God.

Keep the faith, grace and peace.