So there I was talking with a friend. Talking with your friends should be encouraging. (“Encourage each other with these words.”) Of course we know friends are forever. But knowing the word very well sometimes strains things.
Like The Book Says
Do I know there will be a rapture before the third temple is erected and the law with the ceremonies and sacrifices in place here at the end of days? Yes. The Word tells us so very plainly. The law and the sacrifices are anathema to the gospel.
We were given a sign in Genesis whereby immediately before the destruction of all life on earth was brought through the flood, the Lord telling Noah and his sons Enoch walked with God and was taken away by God and was no more. The first rapture there was a sign for those of us who will experience rapture before the coming “wrath of the lamb.”
The wrath of God is called the time of wrath and the wrath of the lamb and the time of Jacob’s trouble. It is the seventieth week of Daniel about which the angel said Daniel 9: 24:
“Seventy ‘sevens’ are declared for your people and you 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.” (NIV)
There are a remnant of “Daniel’s People” (Jews) who will survive the wrath of the lamb for Abraham’s sake. This is fully explained by Paul (apostle to Gentiles … Acts 9: 15) in Romans 11.
And then in 25 Gabriel begins to divide the seventy sevens Daniel 9: 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. 26 After the sixty two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. 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. 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” (NIV)
There is a lot going on in this portion of Daniel. Epiphanies is prophesied here as a type of the antichrist as Enoch is for us a type of the rapture. That is a near constant pattern in scripture.
Epiphanies mouthed boastful words against the most high, as will the antichrist. He also set an altar to Zeus upon the holy of holies and while stopping the Jews from sacrifice and offering he also sacrificed a pig on the altar to Zeus.
The second and third temples are prophesied here also. Of course the Anointed One the Messiah arrived right on time after 62 ‘sevens’ as mathematically proven by Sir Robert Anderson in the early twentieth century.
He Jesus, was put to death, as Gabriel here predicted in Daniel 9. The next sentence carries a heavy load in required discernment. “The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary.”
By the time of Daniel’s visitation with Gabriel the city (Jerusalem) and the sanctuary (Solomon’s Temple) lay in ruins already destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar. So the prophecy speaks of Rome in 70 A.D. which makes sense coming right after the prophesied death of the Anointed One.
Rome In Two Parts
Time to look carefully at Rome. Rome essentially evaporated and we have the convoluted ideas about the Visigoth, Hirulli, Vandals, cobbling together an alleged seven horns with ten crowns to indict the Pope as anti-christ and the one legged statue of Daniel 2 which currently sports 28 clay toes. It’s Hog Wash.
Rome had two legs just like the statue informs. Rome dissolved, however, Constantine made Christianity the religion of the Roman Empire in Constantinople. About 800 years after that Constantinople fell to the Ottoman (Turkish) Islamic Empire.
Not The Pope
Back to the people of the ruler who will come. We find, from history written by Tacitus and Flavius Josephus:
“When we look back at the history of the four Roman Legions that were under Titus’ command during the siege against Jerusalem, we see that the soldiers were from the Eastern portion of the Roman Empire and they were primarily from Syria and eastern Turkey.
When you consider the recent conflict that has arisen between Turkey and Israel over the Gaza flotilla incident, history comes alive as nothing is new under the sun.
Let’s look again at the four Legions that were led by General Titus during the Jewish-Roman war and consider the names and the locations of their garrisons as recorded by history:
1) Legion X Fretensis (Syria), 2) Legion XV XV Apollinaris (Syria) 3) Legion XII Fulminata Melitene (Eastern Turkey Syria) and 4) Legion V Macedonica (Moesia Serbia Bulgaria)
Four Legions were involved in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. One Legion in particular went through the wall breach and set fire to the Temple. it was the Legion known as “X Fretensis” or the 10th Legion. It was this particular Legion that history records as having actually pulled down the entire Temple as they took the Temple Mount as their new military base. In fact, this Legion stayed there for a couple of hundred years after the great destruction.
With the facts, anyone can easily conclude that the people who actually destroyed the Temple and Jerusalem were not men born of Rome, but men of the Middle East recruited for destruction. They were not Europeans, they were the people groups that lived in Syria, Eastern Turkey, Arabia and Egypt during the first century.
We see the pattern in Ezekiel, Daniel 8 and Daniel 11, so once more the Bible has … .”
Commenting on the predominant Syrian make-up of the Roman Legions, the Jewish historian Josephus commented:
“The greatest part of the Roman garrison was raised out of Syria; and being thus related to the Syrian part, they were ready to assist it.” —The Wars of The Jews: History of the Destruction of Jerusalem By Flavius Josephus Trans. William Whiston BOOK II: CHAPTER 13 Paragraph 7.
Again, knowing the great hatred that the Syrian’s had for the Jews of Jerusalem, Josephus elsewhere recounts that the “Syrians and Arabs” who were camped outside of the city of Jerusalem actually disemboweled over two thousand Jews who had escaped the city in order to search for any gold that the Arabs thoughts they may have swallowed:
“The multitude of the Arabians, with the Syrians, cut up those that came as supplicants, and searched their bellies. Nor does it seem to me that any misery befell the Jews that was more terrible than this since in one night’s time about two thousand of these deserters were thus dissected.” — The Wars of The Jews: History of the Destruction of Jerusalem By Flavius Josephus Trans. William Whiston BOOK V: Chapter 13: Paragraph 4.
It is pretty amazing, but the majority of the “Roman” soldiers that destroyed Jerusalem were Arabs and Syrians despite the fact that Titus conveyed the status of Roman soldier on them. In fact, Josephus records the name of the first Legion soldier to attempt to break the wall of the Tower of Antonia in Book IV – The History Of The Destruction Of Jerusalem. His name was Sabinus, and here’s the account after the Syrian heard Titus make a challenge for the Legion men to make a suicide attempt against the wall: … .” END OF QUOTES
Here is an expose’ on the reasons God has given the descendants of Ishmael and Esau over to the powerful delusion. https://claudemariottini.com/2014/06/19/ripping-open-pregnant-women/
Actual History Of Rome
I highly recommend this in depth expose of the entire subject of Rome and its two capitals: https://www.myscripturestudies.com/2011/09/who-were-legions-of-rome.html
So, as the Lord foretells, when we look at the map we see Muslims surrounding Israel a tiny sliver in the massive numbers around them. The army(s) of those listed in Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38, 39 with one remnant army in opposition to them and a remnant of nations with Ephraim (Ezekiel 37, Genesis 48) Islam surrounds Israel These are the people of the ruler that will come. Not the Pope. More collegiate HOG WASH.
The Mahdi will soon appear as a matter of the counterfeit eschatology of the false prophet who, as the alleged perfect man gives power to the Mahdi. The stage is set. It does not matter that Satan has no power to tell the future he has merely read Revelation and the prophets.
Then, through the first Adolph Hitleresque mass murderer and pedophile. (Jeffery Epstein? Satan is having his way with many powerful in our day who hate Israel, also) Satan has written an allegory in juxtaposition to what God has foretold. Billions of Muslims have been taught the lie, firmly believing it and millions upon millions of Christians are being led stray to prepare them for destruction also. There will be a huge revival on the earth after the mystery is accomplished. I Corinthians 15: 51.
The Mahdi is the savior of Islam but he comes on a white horse and fulfills everything written about the anti-christ. Deception is in full swing here. Their Jesus is, in the lie, put forth by Muhammad, coming to assist the Mahdi and correct all the Christians who’ve been deceived because Jesus is really a Muslim. FALSE! Those who will not receive Islam he kills.
Their false Jesus was taken up and did not die. Therefore he provided no atonement for sin and was not according to the lie, of Satan, resurrected. No resurrection?
I have read of this type of preaching in the Bible too. There will be a huge revival on the earth after the mystery is accomplished. I Corinthians 15: 1-8:
“Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.” (NIV)
Christ died for our sins was buried, raised on the third day and then appeared to the apostles and to five hundred witnesses. Further from I Corinthians 15:
“12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.” (NIV)
Derek Prince On The Rapture
I like the way Derek Prince put it in a video of his:
The Lord will appear and come down with a shout and voice of the archangel and the trumpet blast of God and the dead in Christ will rise first and then we who are still alive will be caught up to meet them in the air. Derek went on to say he did not see how anyone could believe in a “secret rapture” and stated he did not see how anything could be less public. Derek Prince Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYFQMnmvaXo
I Corinthians 15: 33-58:
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”34 Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame.
The Resurrection Body
35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. 39 Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.
42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man.
50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. [That will be a memorable feast Lord] 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (NIV)
Jesus Teaches The Rapture
Jesus told Mary of this coming catching away which as Derek Prince (rare intellect) revealed may perfectly well be translated as the Latin word Rapture (as it has been) and in fact Harpozo (Har Pod Zo) is the Greek Word which means exactly what Derek Prince said it means Jesus will grab us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYFQMnmvaXo
When? When people are saying “peace and safety” Matthew 24. The falling away comes first and has come:
Galatians 5: 4, 5:
“You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. 5 For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.” (NIV)
John 11: 21-25:
“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”
23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” (NIV)
To you Jews, Jesus told us when this rapture will take place in telling us no man knows the day or the hour the feast is revealed. God will leave you without doubt he has successfully helped Paul to bring you to envy. You also may view God’s miracle through Jesus, Daniel and John Here and believe.
To you in Islam, I do not hate you and God has pored forth his mercy for you as you may know for certain also here.
To those who know no God if you persist God will give you your desire forever and you’ll be separate from his blessings, as you desire. I encourage you to view God’s Objective Evidence Here
My friend, what were you saying about me trying to DISCERN when these things will happen? (2 Peter 1: 12-21) Did Jesus say Keep Watch or Take Aim?
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