On our last three blogs, I have attempted to show how signs in the heavens appear to be a whole lot more than just “coincidence” in the scheme of things, and that the star sign in Revelation 12:1 is a key marker in the heavens, just as comets Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp were for marking our April 11th as a MARKER date. Because the Lord was very specific about “signs in the heavens” as it were, then it would behoove us to pay attention to what transpires “up there” and then relate it things “down here”.
The argument is over WHERE we are to place the key marker sign, that is, the Revelation 12:1 sign. Some are saying it must mark the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week. However the events within Revelation 12 all seem to be mid-point or “in the midst” of Daniel’s 70th week. Then of course we have the argument that one half of Daniel’s 70th week has already been fulfilled by Jesus Christ Himself, and one cannot dismiss that argument at all, since it has many points of fact going for it. Then if that is true, and there is no more fulfillment, then obviously NOTHING would mark any entrance into the first half of a non-existent tribulation – the date of April 11th would simply be a MARKER pointing to 2017, and nothing more. But what if it is a double reference prophecy, that is, Christ fulfilled it, but it will come around again as the first half of Daniel’s 70th week.
However, I do not buy into the fact that ½ of the tribulation is over and done. The reason is the wording of Revelation and Daniel. It clearly outlines two periods of time, one called the hour of trial, the other the hour of darkness. These are two hours of actual SPIRITUAL darkness that will fall upon humankind for their rejection of truth. There are, in fact, TWO HOURS OF INTENSE DARKNESS JUST BEFORE THE DAWN. These two hours represent the two parts of the tribulation period. It is known as the UMBRA shadow or the darkest part of a shadow.
Use Umbra in a sentence
[uhm-bruh] Show IPA
noun, plural um•bras, um•brae [uhm-bree] Show IPA .
the complete or perfect shadow of an opaque body, as a planet, where the direct light from the source of illumination is completely cut off. Compare penumbra ( def 1a ) .
the dark central portion of a sunspot. Compare penumbra ( def 1b ) .
a phantom or shadowy apparition, as of someone or something not physically present; ghost; spectral image.
1590–1600; < Latin: shade, shadow
The umbra shadow is two hours long, that period of intense darkness just before the dawn. It is not there by accident, it is there by DESIGN, and it is a FOREWARNING of the gross SPIRITUAL DARKNESS to envelope mankind during the last 7 years on Earth. Either one has spiritual eyes to discern or one mocks. The vast majority of people mock and have little or no spiritual discernment. Hence many SIGNS go by unnoticed and prophecy is fulfilled under their nose but they cannot see it or discern it. Because they cannot discern them, they always will say “we cannot be at Daniel’s 70th week, because many things need to be fulfilled before we can enter into it”. Maybe, maybe not.
It was then discovered that Daniel’s 70th week ENTRANCE was a “non-event”. Nothing has to occur to MARK IT. There is no “confirmation” of any “peace accord” or “war” or anything that has to mark its entrance. We already have the Oslo accord, which is a 7 year agreement. We also have a Vatican secret accord and one with the Arab world. There may be a secret accord somewhere that will be brought forward. The Middle East is on fire and it will explode soon. I personally opt for WAR that BRINGS out whatever “accord” antichrist will enforce upon Jerusalem and the Arab world. That war will fall WITHIN Daniel’s 70th week, not before it, but it will bring about the 7 year accord that antichrist will enforce.
Here is what one person said concerning the Tribulation period:
“However, let us go back 1260 days from the sign of Revelation 12 to the day of the first lunar eclipse of the Tetrad of 2014-2015. The eclipse of April 15, 2014 occurred at a specific place in the heavens. As a time marker that points to the sign of Revelation 12, it should also have some significance. This eclipse on Passover 2014 occurred right next to star of Spica in Virgo. Jesus’ own body was sacrificed for us on Passover. He was the Seed of the Woman. He was the ear of grain that must die that life may abound. Spica in Hebrew is Zerah meaning “seed”–the Seed of the Woman. It is the same word as found in the promises of Genesis. It is fitting then that this sign of the lunar eclipse points to the sign of Revelation 12, which speaks of the Messiah’s birth, but also to the necessary second part of Jesus’ coming back to earth.
With an interval of 1260 days between the signs, it would seem logical that the day count represented a leg of the Tribulation. But it cannot anymore unless one is to believe we are in the Tribulation, but we are NOT. However, this sign straight from Revelation 12 that appears in the sky from September 23 to September 25 cannot be ignored. Placing this sign in context with all of the other signs and calculations presented here, it would seem that this sign is a warning of the Tribulation that will soon begin.”
So how does one know, IF THERE ARE NO MARKERS FOR THE ENTRANCE INTO DANIEL’S 70TH WEEK, that we have entered in or not? It is modern prophetic teaching that the MARKER is a “peace accord” that is laid down directly over Daniel’s 70th week. Nowhere does Daniel even HINT that is the case. It is a mere supposition that is the case. Daniel merely says that SOMEWHERE within that week, ANTICHRIST will enforce a 7 year accord. It is the ACCORD that is for seven years, it does not have to overlay perfectly Daniel’s 70th week. So then we could enter into this week covertly, no one seeing it. We have no idea when that accord is to be brought forward DURING this week, so in point of fact, we could have entered already. In point of fact, we also know that the Lord often uses very covert means that throw people off the track, and this may well be one of them.
We know from the parable of the 10 virgins that virtually everyone is asleep because the Lord “delayed” His arrival. It became “business as usual” even for the believers. There are several parables concerning the delay and sleeping evil servants who in truth are not really watching. They have a lack of spiritual discernment, and that is especially true of the last days. Were the seven comets in 2013 a warning of the MIDNIGHT TORCHLIGHT PARADE? We may soon find out – or do we have another “bust” and more mocking – and more “Where is the promise of His coming?”
But things have a way of catching us all by surprise. I remember a remark made in the movie “Shooter” in which a man deeply involved in “inside” stuff said to the shooter, “just when you think you have everything figured out, you don’t.” How true. So what we are doing, and have been doing, is SPECULATION, based upon the commands of our Lord to WATCH. This brings us to SIGNS, for there is nothing to watch for unless you have SIGNS, or MARKERS. “20 miles to Duluth” is a marker sign. The question is, what is APRIL 11TH, and what does it mean? Speculation is a lot of fun, but always remember it is just that, SPECULATION. One sign is a warning, two means pay attention, three well, you better get yourself ready.
We have brought you more than three signs for April 11th. A “verily, verily, verily” type of confirmation. It has been confirmed over and over again. It was confirmed by two comets. It was confirmed by September 23, 2017 and coming back 1260 days. It was confirmed by Susan Boyle and her singing the swan song for the human race, “I dreamed a Dream”. It was confirmed by the remark of Jesus Christ that in FOUR MONTHS cometh the harvest. Then it was discovered that exactly FOUR MONTHS after April 11th is August 11th, the first day of the Tu B’Av feast day, a little known or recognized day, but in Israel, many, many weddings take place on that day, because it is a love/marriage feast. It celebrates MARRIAGE. Is not Jesus Christ the BRIDEGROOM?
Is not the Bride to come out of her closet? In other words, the REAL BRIDE OF CHRIST is just as HIDDEN as are the girls who come out on Tu B’Av in their WHITE GOWNS to dance and to be chosen as brides.
16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
17 Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
18 Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
The phrase, let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet, is a direct reference to the rapture of the BRIDE OF CHRIST. In spite of all the denials by many, many Christian prophetic people, there really is a BRIDE, and she is RADICALLY DIFFERENT IN ALL ASPECTS from the rest of the Christians. She is referred to over and over as an OVERCOMER. All the rest of the “church” are called non-overcomers. John tells us that the OVERCOMER is BORN OF GOD. The rest of them are not BORN AGAIN, or BORN FROM ABOVE. These poor people have bought into a theological trap laid down by the false preachers, teachers and evangelists out there who are telling people that CONVERSION is REGENERATION. It is not. They are a strait gate and narrow way apart. These folks are non-overcomers, but totally convinced they are born again and are going to heaven. Now then, the BRIDE IS BORN AGAIN, the TRIBULATION SAINTS ARE NOT. That is a vast difference.
The point here is that THE BRIDE IS HIDDEN, SECRET UNKNOWN TO THE WORLD, but known only to Christ. They are known to Christ because He met them, face to face, one on one, and that is why they are OVERCOMERS, because John tells us that an OVERCOMER is BORN OF GOD. They went to the lowest room and sat there awaiting their Messiah. It is in the LOWEST ROOM that this transaction takes place. The LOWEST ROOM is the pit of death. It is in DEATH and DEATH ONLY that one is born again, not my words, HIS. “he has passed from death unto life”. It means what it says – not life to life, but death to life. Jesus told us to pick up our cross and die. It is refused. You see, conversion is something you do, fully alive, alert, very much in this world. Regeneration is something GOD DOES TO YOU, but will not unless and until you enter in and walk the narrow way to death and sit in the lowest room, which is death. Hard to explain unless you have been there or are there now. There are no words to describe the death walk of the narrow way or even what it means.
Getting off the subject here a little. But it all ties together. The bride of Christ is secret and hidden. The return of Christ for His Bride appears to be secret, hidden. It is in an instant of time, as lightning. It comes as SNARE upon the entire world. There is no forewarning, unless you have been alert and watching. Watching what? THE SIGNS. The signs are all pointing now to an “event” that is going to change the world. My question is, how many signs do we need before we open at least one eye just a tiny bit to let some spiritual light in? are we looking AT THE EVENT ITSELF on August 11th as the beginning of the HARVEST OF SOULS, or are we looking at a MARKER ARROW pointing to a FUTURE EVENT?
We are all skeptics. Had this before, been there, done that. It all lined up. Everything was perfect, the numbers all of it said NOW, but then NOTHING happened. Over and over. “Where is the promise of His coming?” The world MOCKS. Most Christians are so comatose they cannot mock even if they would otherwise. In other words, THE RAPTURE WILL BE A TOTAL SURPRISE.
Jesus tells us this event comes as a SNARE UPON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE WORLD. It is a total and complete surprise. Does that not imply an event SOONER than anyone expected? If I told you, I will come and visit you next Friday, I will be there around noon, whatever that means. I show up one hour later, almost a week or more early. You open the door and there I am an hour after I told you I would come next week. Would you be surprised? I think you might be more than surprised, a little shocked, actually. Now what if I delayed? Did not show up at all? That is a surprise, but not the same as a SNARE. Do you get the drift? Early not later brings the real shock, the real surprise.
We have had delays. But sooner or later the delays stop and the event happens. So then are the dates April 11th to August 11th a POINTER ARROW to a YET FUTURE EVENT or are we closing in on the REAL EVENT? Why does August 11/12th fall on Tu B’Av a marriage feast? Why is it 1140 days to September 23rd, 2017?
Is the Lord about to administer a targeted chemotherapy infusion here? You know, to fool the world into thinking that all of those bad nasty Christians, you know, the bad cancer cells have to be removed? We would call it the rapture. They would say “good riddance to bad rubbish”. That’s what the New Age says – that all those who cannot accept the NEW WORLD ORDER and become illuminated are cancer cells within humanity, and MUST BE REMOVED. If they are not removed, they will destroy the human race, may even cause the body of humanity to not be able to make the next evolutionary jump into godhood status. Cut them out of the body of humanity, they are making mankind sick. They have to be “recycled” until they understand things. Enoch said that at the end these people would think themselves AS GODS, which means they have “evolved” and that evil was multiplied among them. Perhaps some of that evil is your elimination at a FEMA camp?
People are very restless right now. They are angry, restless, ill at ease. They have no idea why, but sense something is coming, and SOON. It is a fact. It is written on their faces, it is written at their work places. Work places that were once pleasant and nice have become stress filled and people dread going to work. They fear being fired. They cannot sleep. Their bosses are under more and more pressure to PRODUCE, to get that bottom line up more and more. It is written all over governments around the world. The nations are growing uneasy, ill at ease with one another. They are angry, and the seas and waves of mankind’s tribes are roaring and angry. They are all bankrupt. Financial wars are going on all over the world and soon it looks like real world war and then a peace covenant with many.
The Sun is growing more and more anomalous. Scientists are scratching their heads, trying to figure out what is wrong. There is a shifting going on in the heavens. The world of volcanoes is waking up rapidly. Earthquakes abound. Rifts are opening up. The Earth is making strange noises. Bangs and loud metallic groans are being heard the world over. Huge mud and land-slides are now taking place, along with huge sink holes. The magnetic poles are unstable, and will soon flip. Most of the prophecies for the latter days all already being fulfilled under our noses. Persia is being reformed. Russia is consolidating into the former Soviet Empire, Israel is hated by the world and surrounded by her enemies. America-Babylon is fulfilling all of the prophecies about her. Most of this is unrecognized for what it really is.
And the STAR SIGN of Revelation 12:1 is there. Coming this way, the events of today appear to confirm we have entered in. Time will tell, it always does. Are you ready?
It appears we are here, folks, we are at the cusp. We are at the edge of things, be it 2014, 15, 16 or 2017. I say to you, look up, for your redemption draws nigh at hand, maybe even August 11th, 2014! ARROWS POINTING OR THE REAL THING? Are you ready? You decide…