December 2007

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1 Corinthians 15: 51, 52

 51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Paul talking to the Christians at Corinth, saying listen my brothers, we are not all going to die, but we are all going to be changed, the dead are going  to be raised first - spiritual and glorified, then we Christians who are alive will be changed

 

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1 Thessalonians 4: 15-18

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

 

 

 Matthew 25

1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridgroom.

2 And five of them were wise and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so;  lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

 

Revelation 3:10

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience,

I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation,

 which shall come upon all the world, to try them

that dwell upon the earth.

      


1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6

         
.... you brothers are not in darkness that that day should overtake you as a thief....   Paul talking about the Day of The Lord which takes place during the

The Seven year peace deal

 

 

                                                                    

 

 

 

 December 2007

Godís Blessings and Merry Christmas to All People : )

This is from a post of mine in the blog section of the web-site.  I've got the blog section temporarily on vacation : ) But visit, as there are some good posts listed there!

The article below is on the Rapture - Watching for Jesus to Return, and Daniel's 70 Weeks : )  And then John 15 from the Bible : ) - I added John 15 to this article : )

So let's jump right into the post from the blog and get a good expounding word, from the Word!! : )

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Matthew 25 speaks of the Rapture, and the Rapture is a time when Jesus returns as a thief in the night, vs/compared to Jesus returning 7 exact/specific/countable/knowable/calculatable/definite years from the signing of the Peace Deal.

Jesus Return as a Thief (The Rapture), and Jesus Return at Armageddon are two different times.

Armageddon happens 7 years from the signing of Daniel 9:27 - That is a definite knowable time, vs or mutually exclusive of The Rapture when Jesus said in Luke 12, His return would be like a thief - This is The Rapture.

Luke 12:39-46

39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and
     not have suffered his house to be broken through.

40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?

42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.

45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants an maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.........................................


 

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This next sentence is addressing a post(s) from the Blog in connection with the European ENP. The ENP gives the idea that we are in the Tribulation, but I disagree with that assertion, but like I said in the blog, just the fact that there's a thought(s) out there that Daniel 9:27 has already been confirmed, just goes to show how close we may really be to Jesus Return : )

Here's my refutation :)

"We would know if we were in the tribulation - Elijah and Enoch or Moses would be over in Jerusalem right now preaching out against the Anti-Christ, 144,000 Jewish people would be preaching the Christian Faith - and there would be a Temple being built, of which the Anti-Christ would stand in and say he's God."

The temple I am under the impression can be built in maybe 3 years.  So this being like a big let downer as to the nearness of Jesus return in that it would take a long time to build a Temple, is not necessarily true.  I was just reading in 1 Kings in the Bible where it only took Solomon 7 years to build the First Temple in Jerusalem, though he had like 150,000 people working on the Temple : )  But today, a building/structure could probably be completed in 3 years.  - { At the midpoint of the the 7 Year End, the AntiChrist will enter the Temple and proclaim himself to be God } 

 

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I am convinced because of The Parable of the Ten Virgins who were waiting for the arrival of the Bridegroom which occurred as a surprise, that the Rapture is going to take place the same way  --  Matthew 25 is definitely in the Bible - lol's  : )  --  vs Jesus returning at Armageddon - Seven specific years from the Anti-Christ's peace deal with Israel.

Have Faith in the Rapture - It is a Blessed Hope - Either way though, Jesus is returning and it may be soon!!!  I like Believing the Rapture though because it is more true to the Scripture of being commanded to watch for Jesus to Return!  Versus just sitting back, and marking off Seven years on the calendar from the signing of Daniel 9:27, and knowing when Jesus will arrive. - But I wouldn't be sitting back, I would be a new super action comic hero, called  Super-Evangelizer :) lol's

 

To Watch  means to be on The Alert, to Give Strict Attention!!

Matthew 24:42  Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13  Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:33  Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Mark 13:34  For the Son of Man is a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Mark 13:35  Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

Mark 13:37  And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Luke 12:38  And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blesssed are those servants.

Luke 21:36  Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Revelation 3:3  Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent.  If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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Revelation 16:15  Behold, I come as a thief.  Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

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There's no way to reconcile the above verses and say there is no Rapture - The Rapture happens at an unknown time vs Jesus return at Armageddon happening at a knowable time - at the end of the 70th Week, or at the end of the 7 Year Peace Deal - specific/calculable/countable/knowable time. 

The Rapture has got to be real!!! Because it happens at an unknowable time - fulfilling the verses above : )  And Jesus return at Armageddon, a knowable time - fulfills Daniel 9:27!!!!

That's why I took a lot of time to write the Daniel's 70 Weeks Prophecy article, because it is absolutely fundamental to understanding the times we live in or the Last Days.  And there are hardly any who really believe and understand how much this prophecy is worth - People don't know how to give Value to this prophecy.  This Prophecy of Daniel 9:27 is absolutely key and fundamental to be able to be a Preacher/Pastor/Bible Prophecy Scholar in the 21st Century.  If there isn't like a  "This is A Pearl of Great Price" approach to Daniel's 70th Week, it will be neglected.

Every Preacher in America should be starting his sermon every Sunday at Daniel's 70th Week!!!! And going forward from there -  lol's : )   Because we are living in the Times of this Prophecy!!!!

Though it hasn't happened yet!!!! But you know what I mean.

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Matthew 25 - The Parable of The Ten Virgins is the Rapture.  Read The:  Rapture Watchman Article for November 2007 !!!!!!!!!!!!

I will leave you all with these verses:

Luke 21:36  Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I will also keep thee from the hour of trial which shall try all those who dwell on the earth.

 

Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
To order prints visit her "Revelation Illustrated" site.  
www.
revelationillustrated.com

 

              1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,

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 to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
 

God's Blessings Everyone :)

Vic :)

 

John 15

1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and  cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I haved heard
     of my Father I have made known unto you.

16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruti, and that your fruit should remain: that
     whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the
     world hateth you.

20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord.  If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they
     have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my
     Father.

25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall
     testify of me:

27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.